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Katy Perry

Katy Perry (birth name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) was born on October 25, 1984. She and siblings David and Angela were raised in Santa Barbara, CA in a strict Christian household by evangelical minister parents, Keith Hudson and Mary Perry. The future popstar was blocked from the secular world. She picketed Madonna concerts and the only book she was allowed to read was the Bible. When Perry made her big music debut with “I Kissed A Girl” in 2008, the lyrics raised a lot of eyebrows in the religious community. Some of her other hits include “Roar,” “Firework,” “California Gurls,” “Waking Up in Vegas,” “Wide Awake,” “The One That Got Away,” “Hot n Cold,” “Dark Horse,” “E.T.,” and “Teenage Dream.” She’s toured the world to perform for fans and promote her albums such as “Prism,” “One of the Boys,” and “Witness.” Perry headlined the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2015 and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2010. She’s won MTV VMAs, Billboard Music Awards, Kids’ Choice, People’s Choice, and American Music Awards. She will serve as a judge on “American Idol” when the reincarnatin of the show debuts on ABC in 2018. Perry wed actor Russell Brand in India in October 2010. A mere fourteen months later, her husband sent her a text message to notify her he planned to file for divorce on New Year’s Eve 2011. She moved on and had some very public flings with John Mayer and Orlando Bloom.

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Katy Perry Dodges Introducing Taylor Swift's Music Video Premiere at VMAs

Katy Perry
Dodges T. Swift's Video Premiere ... Despite Hosting VMAs

Katy Perry dodged a Taylor Swift bullet at the VMAs -- even though she's hosting the show -- 'cause she was nowhere to be seen during the TV debut of T. Swift's new music video. Katy ducked out… READ MORE >

Katy Perry Gets a Pass on Taylor Swift's Album

Taylor Swift
Katy Gets a Pass on New Album ... Peace Treaty Looms

Looks like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry's bad blood has finally been mopped up -- 'cause Taylor's new album throws no shade her way ... like, AT ALL. Our sources tell us TayTay's 6th album,… READ MORE >

- 56 days ago
Taylor Swift Lashes Out at Kanye, Katy with 'Look What You Made Me Do'

Taylor Swift
Look What Kanye, Katy Made Me Do!

It's now obvious Taylor Swift's been sharpening her lyrical knives during her hiatus -- she whipped 'em out for Katy Perry AND Kanye West in her new track, "Look What You Made Me Do." Tay Tay just… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Gronk Scores Cameo In Katy Perry Video, Ditto for Karl-Anthony Towns

Gronk
Scores Cameo In Katy Perry Video ... Ditto for Karl-Anthony Towns

Katy Perry just hired a bunch of HUGE athletes for her new music video -- everyone from Rob Gronkowski to Karl-Anthony Towns ... even Joey Chestnut!!! It's all for Katy's new "Swish Swish" video… READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
'American Idol' Struggling to Find Judges Before Show Starts Filming

'American Idol'
Struggling to Find Judges And the Clock is Ticking

The "American Idol" reboot seems to be in crisis -- honchos still haven't locked down a second, third and possibly fourth judge, with only 6 weeks until cameras roll. TMZ broke the story ...… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Katy Perry Is Still Ridin' Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry
Still Ridin' Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry didn't need an Uber to get to Saturday night's Ed Sheeran concert in L.A. ... she got a lift from ex-BF Orlando Bloom. Looks like the break is over for the ex-couple who attended… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson Cozy Up Fueling Dating Rumors

Katy Perry, Robert Pattinson
Canoodle over Noodles

Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson got super cozy Saturday night ... which makes us wonder if the site pooh-poohing a possible hook up have it right. We got this pic of Katy and Rob in WeHo in the… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
'American Idol' Wants Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth as Final Two Judges

'American Idol'
Charlie Puth Joins Lionel Richie As Judge Front-runners

"American Idol" is getting closer to assembling a full squad -- the show's zeroing in on finalists to join Katy Perry on the judges' panel. 'Idol' sources tell TMZ ... Lionel Richie's… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Katy Perry Breaks Down Crying Discussing Suicidal Thoughts and Love Woes

Katy Perry
Breaks Down Crying ... Over Suicidal Thoughts and Love Woes

Katy Perry got emotional during a live streamed therapy session ... saying she's ashamed of thoughts she's had in the past when she was depressed. The pop star was speaking with Dr. Siri Sat… READ MORE >

- 132 days ago
Katy Perry's Live Stream Leading To Live Concert

Katy Perry
Live Stream Leading To Live Concert

Katy Perry's current live stream is leading up to an epic event that will let a few of her lucky fans see her up close and personal.  Katy will be playing a free concert Monday in L.A. to… READ MORE >

- 133 days ago
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