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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.

Katy Perry's New Song 'Swish Swish' Is Totally a Diss Track, Listening Taylor Swift? (AUDIO)

Katy Perry to Taylor Swift
Swish Swish, Bish! (Softest Diss Track Ever?)

Katy Perry ain't playing ... and don't let the title, "Swish Swish," fool you -- it's totally a diss track about Taylor Swift. Or at least that's what her fans want to believe. Just a sample of… READ MORE >

'American Idol' Makes It Official, Katy Perry's Their Judge

Katy Perry
It's Official ... I'm Judgin' 'Idol'!

"American Idol" and ABC made it official Tuesday ... they've bagged Katy Perry to be the lead judge when the show returns next year. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey made the… READ MORE >

- 187 days ago
Katy Perry's 'American Idol' Judge Deal Almost Closed, Announcement Planned

Katy Perry & 'American Idol'
Judge Deal Is Almost Closed ... ABC Planning Big Reveal

Katy Perry is in the homestretch ... negotiating a deal to become the anchor judge on "American Idol," and the announcement is expected to go down Tuesday. TMZ broke the story ... 'AI' honchos set… READ MORE >

- 189 days ago
Katy Perry Spits Out Cherry Pie While Promoting 'Bon Appetit' (PHOTO)

Katy Perry
Bon Appe ... Yuck!

Katy Perry has officially lost her appetite for cherry pie ... she literally can't stomach another bite. Katy was out pumping up her new single, "Bon Appetite" this weekend at the Wango Tango… READ MORE >

- 189 days ago
Katy Perry Is New Dream Judge for 'American Idol'

Katy Perry
New Top Choice to Judge 'Idol'

Katy Perry is in line to fill the first judge's chair on the new "American Idol" and negotiations have already begun ... TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with the talks tell us Katy is very… READ MORE >

- 189 days ago
Katy Perry Rocks Nude Swimwear in Cabo (PHOTO GALLERY)

Katy Perry
I'm Au Naturel on the Beach! (Ya Think So, Right?)

Katy Perry turned even more heads than usual by hitting a Mexican beach BUCK NAKED ... or so it seemed.  Katy's down in Cabo San Lucas with a bunch of friends, and she's providing all… READ MORE >

- 192 days ago
Katy Perry Rocks Ugly Outfit By Jew-Bashing Designer (PHOTO + GALLERY)

Katy Perry
Rocks Ugly Red Outfit By Jew-Bashing Designer

The designer who famously professed his love for Hitler REALLY likes his pop stars draped in red -- thus giving the world this monstrosity at the Met Gala in NYC. Katy Perry went all red… READ MORE >

- 201 days ago
Katy Perry Blasted for New Single with Migos Over Homophobic Remarks

Katy Perry
Blasted for Collab with Migos Over Homophobic Remarks

Katy Perry's getting slammed for her new single before anyone's even heard it, because people aren't cool with her co-stars on the track -- Migos. Perry's new song, "Bon Appetit," will be… READ MORE >

- 206 days ago
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Katy Perry Celebrate Jennifer Meyer's 40th Birthday (PHOTO GALLERY)

Jennifer Meyer Birthday
40th Bash Proves She Got the Friends in Tobey Divorce

Jennifer Meyer's 40th birthday party turned into THE non-Coachella celeb event of the weekend ... with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Katy Perry ... AND Orlando Bloom all showing up. The huge… READ MORE >

- 210 days ago
Katy Perry Teases New Album (PHOTO)

Katy Perry
Nothing To See Here Just My Top Secret New Album

Katy Perry is such a tease, rolling into a Santa Monica studio with a top secret envelope labeled KP4 ... a not-so-subtle hint at her upcoming album. She's technically released 4 studio albums… READ MORE >

- 219 days ago
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