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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 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 >

Katy Perry Fan Follows Through, Has Custom 'Witness' Dog Outfit Delivered

Katy Perry Fan
Follows Up on Custom Dog Outfit Has a 'Witness' Deliver It

Katy Perry asked and then received -- the fan whose "Witness" dress she fell in love with on tour came through with an outfit for her pup ... and is working on 1 for the pop star, too. Designer… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Obsessed Katy Perry Fan Arrested for Stalking, Ordered to Stay Away

Katy Perry
Arrested Fan a 'Credible Threat' Ordered to Stay Away

A Katy Perry fanatic has been arrested and ordered to stay away from the singer at all times after he told a cop he'll "do whatever it takes" to be with her ... TMZ has learned. Pawel Jurski -- a… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Katy Perry Gets 10,000 Fans to Sing 'Happy Birthday' to Mom

Katy Perry
Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Mom With 10,000 Backup Singers

Katy Perry knows how to make her mom feel special on her birthday -- get an entire concert audience to sing to her live on a ridiculously huge phone. Katy -- or "Feather" as her mother, Mary,… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Katy Perry, Archdiocese Win $15 Million Verdict Over L.A. Convent

Katy Perry, Archdiocese
Win $15 mil Verdict Over L.A. Convent

Katy Perry and the Archdiocese of L.A. just won $15 million. Katy had a deal to buy a convent from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It's unclear, but it looks like Katy want to use the convent as a… READ MORE >

- 48 days ago
Katy Perry Asks Warren Buffett for Stock Market Advice

Katy Perry & Warren Buffett
Diggin' His $weet Whi$per!!!

Katy Perry didn't need to hear Warren Buffett's roar ... a whisper did just fine. Katy met Warren at his famous Berkshire Hathaway office in Nebraska. She definitely fangirl'd out,… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
Kim Kardashian and North West Hit Up Katy Perry Concert

Kim Kardashian and North
Hit Up Katy Perry Concert ... Take That, Taylor Swift!!!

Kim Kardashian made her allegiance known Friday by hanging with Katy Perry at her concert ... the same day Taylor Swift dropped an album with a song trashing Kim and Kanye. Kim and North hit up… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Katy Perry Fulfilled Her Wedding Crasher Dreams for 15 Minutes in St. Louis

Katy Perry
Mind If I Crash Your Wedding?

Katy Perry got her 15 minutes of fame this weekend ... in the wedding crashing world, that is. Katy stumbled upon a wedding reception Saturday at a Four Seasons Hotel she was staying at in St.… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
Katy Perry Plays Fairy Godmother For Aspiring Designer!!!

Katy Perry
Plays Fairy Godmother For Aspiring Designer!!!

Katy Perry opened the financial floodgates for an aspiring designer who wore one of her own outfits to Katy's concert that caught Katy's eye.  Samantha Bolton met Katy at a… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
Nigel Lythgoe Gives Props to Katy Perry, What Hits Has Simon Had?

Nigel Lythgoe
Props to Katy, Luke and Lionel What Hits Has Simon Had?

Nigel Lythgoe took a fun shot at Simon Cowell ... the same Simon who went after the "American Idol" reboot. We got the longtime EP of the OG "Idol" Friday on his way to E Baldi in… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
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