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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.

'American Idol' Contestant Trevor Holmes Has No Hard Feelings Being Eliminated by Katy Perry

'American Idol' Star Trevor Holmes
It's Fine Katy Perry Gave Me the Ax ... The 'Love Triangle' Paid Off!

"American Idol" dreamboat Trevor Holmes got sent home by Katy Perry this week -- but he ain't mad at her ... 'cause their viral "flirting" put him and his music on the map.  We spoke to… READ MORE >

'American Idol' Winner Nick Fradiani Says New A.I. Judges Can Learn From 'Voice' Judges

'American Idol' Winner
'A.I.' Judges Should Rip a Page Outta 'Voice' Playbook

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan can learn a thing or two from their rivals Adam, Blake, Alicia and Kelly ... and that's according to an "American Idol" winner! Nick… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Katy Perry's No Simon Cowell for 'American Idol' Reboot's First Disaster Audition

'American Idol' Reboot
Katy Perry's No Simon Cowell ... During 1st Disaster Audition

The "American Idol" reboot saw its first train wreck of an audition this weekend, but there was no real Simon Cowell to be found among any of the judges ... try as Katy Perry did. A woman named… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Nun Involved in Katy Perry Lawsuit Drops Dead in Court

Katy Perry
Nun Involved in Singer's Lawsuit Drops Dead in Court

One of the nuns who got entangled in a lawsuit filed by Katy Perry collapsed and died during a court appearance related to the case. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman and another nun were attempting… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!

What's The Big Frigin'

Don't let these two almost identical images of Katy Perry steal your thunder ... use your superstar powers to pick out the differences between these two super similar shots! **HINT -- There are… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Jamie Foxx Is The Life Of the Oscar After-Party

Jamie Foxx
Star of The Oscar After-Party

If Best Dancer was an award given out at the Oscar after-parties, Jamie Foxx would've won it Sunday night with his moves at the Byron Allen's Oscar Gala, although he had some fierce competition.… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Taylor Swift's Pal Karlie Kloss Hints at Bad Blood, Hangs with Katy Perry

Taylor Swift
Bad Blood with Karlie? Ask Katy Perry!!!

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss aren't just a little on the outs ... it's looking like that bridge is TOTALLY burned, and Karlie's standing with Katy Perry waving from the other side.… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
P!nk's Boobs & Trump's Tweets Star in This Year's Super Bowl Prop Bets

Super Bowl Prop Bets
P!nk's Boobs, Trump's Tweets ... Can Win You Big $$$

P!nk's cleavage and Donald Trump's Twitter fingers can both get you PAID during this year's Super Bowl ... if you're willing to throw down some bread on prop bets! There are a ton… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Katy Perry Obsessed Fan Found Guilty of Stalking, Gets Deported

Katy Perry
Obsessed Fan Guilty of Stalking ... Getting Deported

Katy Perry can breathe a sigh of relief -- the 37-year-old man who said he'd "do whatever it takes" to be with the singer is getting booted from the country ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Katy Perry Habitually Late for 'American Idol' Tapings

Katy Perry
Habitually Tardy for the 'Idol' Party

Katy Perry is having some serious issues making it to the "American Idol" judge's table on time.  Production sources tell us Katy's almost always late to the audition rounds, showing up 10-25… READ MORE >

- 93 days ago
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