Twitter says it's testing an 'edit' button
Twitter tweeted Tuesday that it is indeed working on a way for users to edit their 280-character messages, although it says the project has nothing to do with the fact that edit-function fan Elon Musk was just revealed as the company’s largest shareholder and now sits on its board.
‘Clearly hyperbolic’: Rudy Giuliani denies he urged attack on Capitol in ‘trial by combat’ speech
Rudy Giuliani says he didn’t really mean for anyone to take him seriously when he urged a mob of #MAGA followers to engage in “trial by combat” on Jan. 6 before they stormed the Capitol. Former President Donald Trump’s then personal lawyer Thursday asserted his fiery speech was “clearly hyperbolic” and claims that “no reasonable listener” would take it literally, even though that’s exactly ...news.yahoo.com
The daily gossip: Olivia Munn apparently had a John Mulaney obsession for years, Target will no longer sell Chrissy Teigen's cookware, and more
1. "My girlfriend" just doesn't have the same ring to it, but comedian John Mulaney is reportedly dating actress Olivia Munn — news that broke shortly after Page Six revealed he's divorcing his wife of six years, Anna Marie Tendler. Munn and Mulaney supposedly met at church, though Munn's had her eye on Mulaney for years: in a 2015 HuffPost Live interview, she revealed, "We were at a wedding together and I was like 'Oh my gosh, do you and your fiancé want to go have dinner or something and go hang out?'" She added that "I was just so obsessed with hanging out with and talking with him," but afterwards, when Munn emailed Mulaney, he never wrote her back. "I might've got the wrong email — probably. That's what I tell myself," she joked. [Page Six]2. Today's suspicious timing involves Target, which will no longer carry Chrissy Teigen's cookware line — a decision that was supposedly "mutual and amicable" and reached "way back in December," according to sources who spoke with TMZ. That is to say, it apparently predates more recent concerns that have resurfaced about Teigen's allegedly abusive behavior, including that the model both publicly and privately told Courtney Stodden to kill themself when they made headlines for being a teen bride back in 2011. While Teigen publicly apologized to Stodden, Stodden wrote on Instagram on Thursday that "all of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her 'wokeness' is a broken record." Hmm! [TMZ, CNN]3. In January, The Pokémon Company announced that it was teaming up with Universal Music Group artists to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Though nobody knew exactly what that meant at the time, the hope was obviously for either "new pocket monster-inspired tunes" or a Lavender Town theme exercise remix — but instead we got Post Malone singing about his favorite NFL team? On Friday, Katy Perry shared her own contribution to the anniversary celebrations: a video for her new single "Electric," in which she travels back in time with her Pikachu to make her younger self enter a talent show. Though the song sounds like it belongs on a TJ Maxx playlist ("there's no reason that this life can't be electric!"), it's at least more on-brand for Pokémon than Hootie and the Blowfish. [Kotaku]4. Nicolas Cage put on an ill-advised fake Jamaican accent in order to audition for 2011's The Green Hornet, according to Seth Rogen, who went on The Howard Stern Show earlier this week. Rogen recalled how Cage said he wanted his character to be a "white Bahamian man," which "set off a lot of alarms." Rogen explained, "I remember … just being like, 'I just don't want him to do it in front of us. I'll just be so uncomfortable.' And I remember Evan [Goldberg, Rogen's partner] being like, 'He's not going to do it … That would be too much.'" But then Cage showed up "and literally within 60 seconds … he stands in front of us reciting a monologue, talking in a Jamaican accent," Rogen said. "And we were just like, 'It's happening.'" [The Hollywood Reporter]5. Could this be the best unexpected friendship since Legolas and Gimli? Speaking on the Armchair Expert podcast, Prince Harry explained that he keeps in touch with actor Orlando Bloom, who lives just down the road from the Sussexes, "because of the paparazzi." Said Harry, "He sent me a photograph which his security got of this long-haired guy with a beanie on, with his ear pods in, with his massive camera lying in the back of his 4x4 truck. A woman driving who did the peace sign sitting there as a distraction, and he is laid down in the back of this truck taking photographs of them out with their kid and whoever else is in that area." Good catch, Bloom, but that still only counts as one. [People]More stories from theweek.comRepublicans' dishonest war against 'critical race theory'There's growing speculation that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will name their daughter 'Philippa'Biden reportedly has a 'short fuse'news.yahoo.com
One Good Thing: An artist preserves Wuhan's COVID memories
(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)WUHAN – Scribbled instructions for incoming patients plastered on the window of a silent hospital reception counter. Fear gripped the city as authorities abruptly shut its residents in their homes and froze transport links on Jan. 23. With public transportation closed, the only solution was to bicycle to the hospital, with Yang leading the way. AdSoon after sending the mother-daughter pair to hospital, Yang came down with a fever and cough and feared she had the virus. Yang is currently working on a wall-size aerial view of Wuhan under lockdown, with individual residents represented by black ink dots.
Still divisive, Dr. Luke resurges at Grammys — as Tyson Trax
Dr. Luke appeared as Tyson Trax on the Grammy ballot for Doja Cat's Say So," which he produced and co-wrote. But not all of the academy members may have been aware they were voting for Dr. Luke when they completed their ballots this year. Ad“I didn’t know that Tyson Trax was Dr. Luke. AdTogether, Martin and Dr. Luke crafted hits for Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pink and Kesha, who he signed in 2005. Eventually Dr. Luke stepped into the forefront, helming successes for Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida, logging 17 No.
The Weeknd vows to tone it down for his Super Bowl show
This photo provided by the NFL shows singer The Weekend speaking at the halftime press conference ahead of the Super Bowl 55 football game, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (Perry Knotts/NFL via AP)The Weeknd may be known for his graphic music videos and performances featuring blood and violence, but the three-time Grammy winner says he will tone down his act during the Super Bowl halftime show. The pop star said he will “keep it PG” during his headliner slot on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium as the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida. The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show will be different this year due to the pandemic and The Weeknd said he will use different parts of the stadium, the field and a “little bit" of the famously massive pirate ship. AdWhen asked for his favorite Super Bowl halftime show, The Weeknd cited Diana Ross' 1996 performance. The Weeknd, whose real name is, Abel Tesfaye, joins a list of celebrated musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Madonna, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and last year’s duo of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.
Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris
Lady Gaga sings the national anthem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. And country star Garth Brooks, doffing his black cowboy hat, sang a soulful a capella rendition of “Amazing Grace,” his eyes closed for much of the song. While stars mostly eschewed Trump's inauguration four years ago, the A-list was back for Biden. Brooks was careful to call his decision to perform on Wednesday non-political, and in the spirit of unity. Alone with his guitar, The Boss sang his “Land of Hope and Dreams” in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music
In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)NEW YORK – Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. She also won favorite music video and favorite pop/rock female artist, winning three honors and tying Bieber, Dan + Shay and the Weeknd for most wins Sunday. Breakthrough singer-rapper Doja Cat performed and won new artist of the year and favorite soul/R&B female artist. And Megan Thee Stallion — won favorite rap/hip-hop songs for “WAP" with Cardi B — performed “Body" from her recently released debut album “Good News."
The Weeknd to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show
The NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday, Nov. 12 that the three-time Grammy winner will perform at the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – The Weeknd will bring his popular falsetto vocals to the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. “We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position,” the singer said in a statement. This is an extraordinary moment in time and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is going to be an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary performer.”Roc Nation and Emmy-nominated producer Jesse Collins will serve as co-executive producers of the halftime show. “We are thrilled to have The Weeknd join us in Tampa Bay on the Pepsi Halftime Stage,” said Brian Rolapp, the NFL’s chief media and business officer.
World Bank Group invests in a start-up tackling the $2.5 trillion food waste problem
"We are excited to partner with Apeel to invest in a game-changing technology that can limit food waste by half, enhance sustainability, and mitigate climate change." Nearly 25% of fruits and vegetables are lost globally, and North America is among the global regions with the highest level of food waste. For Apeel — which develops coatings to preserve produce, including avocados, apples and limes, among others — mitigating food waste is a market opportunity made even more critical by the pandemic. With food markets and food plants becoming hot spots for coronavirus outbreaks, access to food has become more challenging and food insecurity has surged as an issue for many Americans. These new challenges make the issue of food waste, already a growing problem on a global scale, a more pressing priority for the agriculture and food sectors.cnbc.com
'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15
This image released by Vivacity Media Group shows Elizabeth Stanley, left, and Celia Rose Gooding during a performance of "Jagged Little Pill." The musical leads the Tony Awards nominations with 15 nods in a pandemic-shortened season. The dozen nods make “Slave Play” the most nominated play in Tony history. The nominations were pulled from just 18 eligible plays and musicals, a fraction of the 34 shows the season before. The 2020 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast digitally and take place later this year, at a date still to be announced.
Celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest Facebook inaction
FILE - This Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 file photo shows the Instagram app icon on the screen of a mobile device in New York. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking part in a 24-hour freeze Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 on Instagram to protest against the failure of the social media platform's parent company, Facebook, to tackle misinformation and hateful content. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
Celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest Facebook inaction
FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 file photo, Kim Kardashian West speaks at the "Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project" panel during the Oxygen TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington, in Pasadena, Calif. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking part in a 24-hour freeze Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 on Instagram to protest against the failure of the social media platform's parent company, Facebook, to tackle misinformation and hateful content. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)LONDON – Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are among celebrities taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday to protest against what they say is parent company Facebook's failure to tackle violent and hateful content and election misinformation. The movement asks people to put up a message highlighting what they called the damage Facebook does but otherwise refrain from posting on Instagram for a day. With 188 million followers, Kardashian West is one of the most influential people on Instagram and support from her and other big names for the boycott saw Facebook shares slide in aftermarket trading late Tuesday.
Smile!: Katy Perry gives birth to a baby girl named Daisy
Katy Perry has given birth to a baby girl named Daisy Dove Bloom. The pop superstar and her partner, actor Orlando Bloom, got UNICEF to announce the news on its Instagram account. Both Perry and Bloom are goodwill ambassadors for the United Nations agency that helps children. The baby is Perrys first. Bloom and his former wife, Miranda Kerr, have a son, Flynn, who was born in 2011.
New this week: Katy Perry's 'Smile' and 'Love Island' return
This image released by BBC America shows Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in a scene from "Planet Earth: A Celebration." The special debuts at 8 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 31, on BBC America, AMC, SundanceTV and IFC. (BBC Studios/BBC America via AP)
New this week: Katy Perry's 'Smile' and 'Love Island' return
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Infused with a hip-hop energy and a solidly anarchic spirit, Get Duked! is the directorial debut of music video director Ninian Doff. Katy Perry says shes been on a real emotional, psychological and spiritual journey... to find my smile in the last three years since releasing her Witness album. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONWhether the new season of CBS Love Island includes any version of love remains to be seen, but its definitely not on an island. Love Island, with host Arielle Vandenberg and narrator Matthew Hoffman, debuts 8 p.m. EDT Monday with a two-hour episode, followed by nightly episodes at 9 p.m. EDT.
New this week: Selena Gomez, Jason Sudeikis & Gloria Estefan
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Project Power: Missing new superhero pics? Netflix has one up its sleeve in Project Power, hitting the streamer Friday. Selena Gomez is on new turf the kitchen in Selena + Chef, a 10-episode cooking series that debuts Thursday on the HBO Max streaming service. The answer may be found in Ted Lasso, a new Apple TV+ series starring Jason Sudeikis as the character he played in NBC Sports promotions for the Premier League.
Dr. Luke rebounds, thanks to Saweetie, Doja Cat, Juice WRLD
This combination photo shows, clockwise from left, music producer Dr. Luke, and performers, Lil Wayne, Juice WRLD, Doja Cat and Saweetie. He’s returned to the charts in 2020, working on songs for rising and established rap stars, including Lil Wayne, Juice WRLD, Saweetie and Doja Cat. Dr. Luke marked a major comeback this year with the success of the Billboard Hot 100 No. Label representatives for Saweetie, Juice WRLD, Lil Wayne and Cat didn’t immediately reply to emails seeking comment. Months later, Kesha accused him of sexual assault during their yearslong partnership (Dr. Luke has vigorously denied the allegations.)
Family re-imagines Bob Marley classic for COVID-19 relief
FILE - In this July 4, 1980 file photo, Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley performs at a reggae festival concert in Paris. The family of Bob Marley are covering his song One Love to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts. Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley and her son, Skip Marley, have joined forces to produce a new version of One Love, which will be released July 17 and will also include special guest appearances from other musicians. Not just lip service, but real action, Cedella Marley, 52, said in an interview with The Associated Press this week. Bob Marley died of cancer in 1981 at age 36.
Katy Perry Announces Album Name and the Title Track She Wrote in One of Her 'Darkest Periods'
Katy Perry's fifth album has a positive new title -- Smile! The 35-year-old pop star took to social media on Thursday to announce the album and the title track. "I wrote the title track from the album when I was coming through one of the darkest periods of my life and had lost my smile. Listen to the song at midnight local time Friday, July 10 and pre-order the album at the link in bio. Perry has been candid about her dark period in 2017 when she briefly split from her now-fiance, Orlando Bloom.
Orlando Bloom Shares What He's Most Looking Forward to About Having a Newborn
Orlando Bloom is ready to be a dad again. "I'm really looking forward to those very late nights where I will be getting and doing the breastfeed bottle thing," he added. FORCE OF NATURE: 'Outpost' star Orlando Bloom says hes inspired by his pregnant fianc @KatyPerry during her third trimester. "I think he's really excited for a little girl," she said. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Considered Suicide After 2017 Split From Orlando BloomKaty Perry on How Excited Orlando Bloom Is to Become a Girl DadKaty Perry Says Fianc Orlando Bloom Is Getting 'Fit' While She's Getting 'Square' During Pregnancy
Katy Perry Considered Suicide After 2017 Split From Orlando Bloom
Katy Perry is opening up about a rough time in her life when both her personal life and career weren't going as planned. If things get really, really hard, when I'm in a shi**y mood -- which, I can swing -- I just walk around and go, 'I'm grateful, I'm grateful! Even though I am in a shi**y mood, I am grateful. At one point in the song, Perry sings, "Couldn't take it anymore I looked in the mirror and decided to stay / Wasn't gonna let love take me out that way." Meanwhile, in January, Perry also talked to Vogue India about 2017 to 2018 being a tough period in her life. "I've never had a partner who was willing to go on an emotional and spiritual journey like Orlando.
Pregnant Katy Perry Shares the Wish She Has for Her Child While Celebrating Pride's Stonewall Day
The pregnant pop star participated in a star-studded virtual event in celebration of Stonewall Day, a global campaign to elevate awareness and support for the Stonewall legacy and the continuing fight for full LGBTQ equality. Praising her fans, Perry added, "Thank you, LGBTQ community for letting me be part of your Pride and part of your lives. And know that you inspire me with your strength and perseverance on Stonewall Day and every day." Other celebrities who celebrated Stonewall Day included Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Kesha. The Stonewall Day event raised critical funds for LGBTQ organizations severely affected by COVID-19, including Trans Lifeline, Brave Space Alliance, The Ally Coalition, and TransLatin@Coalition.
Katy Perry Dishes on How Excited Fianc Orlando Bloom Is to Become a Girl Dad
Katy Perry is sharing how excited her fianc, Orlando Bloom, is ahead of the couple welcoming their baby girl and where they are with baby names. "I think he's really excited for a little girl," she said. "They say that little girls are, you know, daddy's little girl. "I've been overwhelmed, I've been anxious, I've been happy, I've been overjoyed, I've been depressed -- I've been all of it," she said. Due to be released Aug. 14, she joked that shes unsure which will come first -- her baby girl or the album.
Star Sightings: Gabrielle Union Heats Things Up, Post Malone Gets Rosy, Diplo Celebrates New Album & More!
CirocAlso getting his drink on was Post Malone, who celebrated the launch of his new French ros, Maison No. Greg ReggoDiplo did the same, celebrating his Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil album livestream event with Tequila Don Julio 1942. RELATED CONTENT:Star Sightings: Kim Kardashian West Gives Back, Meghan Trainor Sings for Healthcare Workers & More! Star Sightings: Karolina Kurkova Makes Masks, Steph and Ayesha Curry Help Feed Hungry Families and More! Star Sightings: Camila Cabello Hangs at Home, Zoey Deutch Stocks Up on Wine, Doja Cat Gets a Sugar Fix & More!
Katy Perry Spends Memorial Day Weekend on the Beach With Orlando Bloom: See How Stars Spent the Holiday!
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom spent some time on the beach this Memorial Day weekend, enjoying the surf and the sun. The pregnant singer and American Idol judge was spotted hanging out on Sunday with her fianc on Butterfly Beach in Montecito, California. Demi Lovato also spent Memorial Day weekend with her handsome beau, Max Ehrich, and posted a sweet snapshot of herself and her man hanging out in their swimwear as he gives her a kiss. happy Memorial Day from our monsters to yours. RELATED CONTENT:The Best Swimsuit Deals to Shop During Memorial Day WeekendGeorge Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Sinise & More to Honor Veterans in PBS' 'National Memorial Day Concert'Britney Spears Steps Out Solo for Memorial Day LunchKaty Perry Says Shes Learning to Be a Mom Fast in Quarantine With Several Young Kids
Katy Perry Says Shes Learning to Be a Mom Fast in Quarantine With Several Young Kids
Katy Perry is having a crash course on parenting in quarantine. Perry recently opened up to ET's Rachel Smith about finding joy in reconnecting with her family while in quarantine. Perry recently opened up to ET about her life in quarantine. Watch the clip below to check out our exclusive interview:RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Surprises Doctor Working on Front Lines of the Coronavirus -- Watch! Katy Perry Says Fianc Orlando Bloom Is Getting 'Fit' While She's Getting 'Square' During Pregnancy'American Idol': Katy Perry and Luke Bryan Join Lionel Richie for Historic Performance of We Are the World
Katy Perry Says Fianc Orlando Bloom Is Getting 'Fit' While She's Getting 'Square' During Pregnancy
Katy Perry is poking fun at her and fianc Orlando Bloom's body transformations amid her pregnancy. Posted by Katy Perry on Sunday, May 17, 2020Following Perry's video, Good Morning America announced that she will be kicking off their summer concert series this Friday. "I am so thrilled to announce that I'm going to be kicking off Good Morning America's 2020 concert series," Perry said in a video message. See it FRIDAY!#KatyPerryOnGMAhttps://t.co/Wu0u4NHN8Y pic.twitter.com/6dd83kFxef Good Morning America (@GMA) May 18, 2020SURPRISE its @katyperry! RELATED CONTENT:Pregnant Katy Perry Goes Nude in Moving 'Daisies' Music VideoKaty Perry Shares Sonogram of Unborn Daughter Giving Her 'A Middle Finger'Pregnant Katy Perry Reveals What Makes Her Baby Kick While Judging 'American Idol'
'American Idol': Katy Perry and Luke Bryan Join Lionel Richie for Historic Performance of We Are the World
Sunday's American Idol season finale saw a new winner crowned, the TV debut of Katy Perry's new single, "Daisies," and a historic performance of "We Are the World." The number featured remotely recorded vocals from all of the Top 11 contestants from Season 18, as well as Richie's fellow judges, Perry and Luke Bryan. Watch an ICONIC performance of "We Are The World" from @LionelRichie, featuring your NEW #AmericanIdol and a -studded line-up! Check out the video below for more on this historic, unique season of American Idol, and how having to tape episodes remotely proved to be a game changer. Katy Perry Wows in First TV Performance of 'Daisies' on 'American Idol' FinaleWhy Katy Perry Says 'American Idol's At-Home Finale Will Be 'Bittersweet'
Katy Perry Wows in First TV Performance of 'Daisies' on 'American Idol' Finale
American Idol's grand season finale on Sunday was a big night for the show's contestants, and for Katy Perry as well. Perry teased the performance on Instagram before the episode kicked off, and gave fans a glimpse at the incredibly creative visual elements. "Tune in NOW for the grand finale AND my first television performance of #Daisies!" Check out the video below for more from Perry about this unique, historic season of American Idol. RELATED CONTENT:Why Katy Perry Says 'American Idol's At-Home Finale Will Be 'Bittersweet'Katy Perry Addresses Taylor Swift Collaboration RumorsPregnant Katy Perry Goes Nude in Moving 'Daisies' Music VideoKaty Perry Shares Sonogram of Unborn Daughter Giving Her 'A Middle Finger'
Why Katy Perry Says 'American Idol's At-Home Finale Will Be 'Bittersweet'
Katy Perry is looking forward to tonight's American Idol season finale, but she also feels a little down about having to do it remotely. "It's like, at the end, yes they won, of course, they won American Idol, but then were all just gonna click off, and it's over," she added. Posted by Katy Perry on Sunday, May 17, 2020Another thing different about this remote Idol episode is Perry won't be rocking an over-the-top costume. The American Idol finale airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Addresses Taylor Swift Collaboration RumorsPregnant Katy Perry Goes Nude in Moving 'Daisies' Music VideoPregnant Katy Perry Sings 'Baby Mine' While Dressed Like Dumbo's Mom in 'Disney Family Singalong: Volume II'
'American Idol' Crowns New Champion -- Find Out Who Won!
After a long, dramatic pause and tension-filled commercial break Seacrest revealed that the new American Idol champion is...... Just Sam! "When [Ryan] said 'Our next American Idol is...' I was like, 'Congratulations Arthur,' in my head," Sam recalled with a laugh. "It says so much about how far American Idol has come and how the American public are rooting for the underdog and still believe in the American dream." Congrats to the new American Idol season 18 champ! RELATED CONTENT:Why Katy Perry Says 'American Idol's At-Home Finale Will Be 'Bittersweet'Pregnant Katy Perry Reveals What Makes Her Baby Kick While Judging 'American Idol'Katy Perry on 'American Idol's New 'Historic' Remote Episode Amid QuarantineRyan Seacrest Is Using the Original 'American Idol' Judges' Table to Host Show From His Home
Katy Perry Addresses Taylor Swift Collaboration Rumors
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift aren't teaming up anytime soon. During an interview with Hits Radio Breakfast, Perry shot down fan speculation that she and Swift are teaming up on her new album. Though a collab isn't in the works just yet, Perry seemed open to teaming up with Swift in the future. In addition to her music, Perry is focused on becoming a mom, as she is pregnant with her and fianc Orlando Bloom's first child together. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Announces New Song 'Daisies' And Taylor Swift Fans Think It's a CollaborationPregnant Katy Perry Goes Nude in Moving 'Daisies' Music VideoKaty Perry Shares Sonogram of Unborn Daughter Giving Her 'A Middle Finger'
Pregnant Katy Perry Goes Completely Nude in Moving 'Daisies' Music Video
Katy Perry is baring it all! The 35-year-old singer released her latest song and its accompanying music video on Friday and held nothing back. The result is the "Never Worn White" singer standing totally nude in the water, showing off her bare, burgeoning baby bump. Perry posted clips from the music video on Instagram and explained the meaning behind the song in the caption. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Shares Sonogram of Unborn Daughter Giving Her 'A Middle Finger'Pregnant Katy Perry Reveals What Makes Her Baby Kick While Judging 'American Idol'Pregnant Katy Perry Sings 'Baby Mine' While Dressed Like Dumbo's Mom in 'Disney Family Singalong: Volume II'
Judge: Kesha made a false claim about producer Dr. Luke
Kesha made a false claim that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry when there's no evidence whatsoever that he did, a judge ruled this week while sending a long-running clash between Kesha and her former mentor toward trial. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK, N.Y. – Pop singer Kesha made a false claim that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry when there's “no evidence whatsoever” that he did, a judge ruled this week while sending a long-running clash between Kesha and her former mentor toward trial. “There is no evidence whatsoever that Gottwald raped Katy Perry,” Manhattan judge Jennifer Schecter wrote in Thursday's decision, calling Kesha's remark a false statement that meets legal standards for being defamatory. The finding is helpful to Dr. Luke. Dr. Luke has produced some of the biggest pop hits of the 2000s, working with stars including Perry, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson and Nicki Minaj.
Chrissy Teigen honored at Baby2Baby gala
Kate Hudson arrives at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)CULVER CITY, CA – Chrissy Teigen said she felt honored to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry. "I feel honored to be honored," Teigen said. Legend praised Teigen for being an advocate for children through Baby2Baby. The nonprofit organization looks for high-profile celebs to highlight their mission of helping provide basic necessities to children living in poverty. Teigen said she and Legend have tried to instill the importance of giving to the less fortunate in their young children, Luna and Miles.
Katy Perry's Stylist Jamie Mizrahi Designs Collection We Predict So Many Celebs Will Wear
Katy Perry's stylist (yes, the one responsible for the Met Gala chandelier and burger ensembles) designed a fall and winter collection that's functional and fashionable. The line features cold-weather and holiday pieces to wear from the office to a soiree -- think cozy sweaters and sumptuous velvet dresses to statement coats. Mizrahi's 18-piece Rent the Runway collection is by rental only through the site's three subscription plans. Not only does this minimize waste and save money, but you can borrow, return and wear multiple items in rotation. The Sweet Baby Jamie collection will be available to rent on Nov. 15.
Why Katy Perry's Fellow 'American Idol' Judges Refuse to Get on the Back of Her
Katy Perry's fellowAmerican Idoljudges are huge fans of her music -- but her motorcycle hobby? The 35-year-old singer got her motorcycle license ahead of her new music video for "Harleys in Hawaii," and couldn't have been more excited. "I had done the four-day course, but I had never like, actually hopped on a Harley [before filming the music video]," Perry gleefully revealed. "She took a four-day course and she comes to me and she says, 'I'm going to leave on my motorcycle,'" Richie said, with the horror adorably displayed all over his face. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Shares Rare Pic With Fiance Orlando Bloom While Celebrating Her Birthday in EgyptKaty Perry Has Steamy Romance in 'Harleys in Hawaii' Music Video
Katy Perry Shares Rare Pic With Fiance Orlando Bloom While Celebrating Her Birthday in Egypt
Ancient pyramids, afterlife thoughts and fairy-tale love -- Katy Perry is getting deep as she continues to celebrate her 35th birthday. The pop star took to Instagram on Friday to share a slideshow of snapshots from her trip to Egypt, including a rare and adorable photo with fianc Orlando Bloom. Ancient Egyptians believed that when you pass on your heart had to be weighed, Perry captioned the post. In between music and Egypt trips, Perry is also continuing her American Idol judging stint, with the show returning in spring 2020. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Has Steamy Romance in 'Harleys in Hawaii' Music VideoKaty Perry and Ryan Seacrest Have Already Been Brought to Tears During 'American Idol' Auditions (Exclusive)
Katy Perry Has Steamy Romance in 'Harleys in Hawaii' Music Video
Katy Perry had a special gift for fans on Wednesday -- a music video to accompany her new single, "Harleys in Hawaii." The music video ends back at a hotel, where, after dancing and munching on Flamin' Hot Cheetos, Perry cuddles with her biker fella as the sun is coming up. She was shooting this very music video, posing with female friends for the clip's beach scenes. "That's what this American Idol is about," Perry added. RELATED CONTENT: Katy Perry Says Orlando Blooms Son Flynn Has Drastically Changed Her Daily Life Embed Code RestartPaula Abdul Reacts to Katy Perry's $25 Million 'American Idol' SalaryKaty Perry and Ryan Seacrest Have Already Been Brought to Tears During 'American Idol' Auditions (Exclusive)Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers and More to Play 2019 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour
Paula Abdul Reacts to Katy Perry's $25 Million 'American Idol' Salary
Paula Abdul is celebrating Katy Perry's hefty American Idol salary. The 57-year-old singer appeared on Wednesday's episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen and responded to a fan question about Perry's reported $25 million paycheck as a judge on Idol. Abdul previously expressed similar sentiments when ET's Nischelle Turner spoke to her in June 2017. "So I'm a paid woman and I'm ready for a beautiful man," she added at the time, which came just months after she and her now-fiance, Orlando Bloom, called it quits. "Their plan is to have a close friends and family wedding in the fall, but are keeping many of their plans private."
Katy Perry and Ryan Seacrest Have Already Been Brought to Tears During 'American Idol'
"Katy and I were actually crying [while] watching [an audition]" Seacrest said of a mother who patiently waited for her chance to sing for the stars. "That's what this American Idol is about," Perry explained. "She came to collect it," added Richie, with Perry saying, "And she's going to Hollywood!" Season three of American Idol is expected to premiere in early 2020. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Seacrest Officially Returns as 'American Idol' HostOriginal 'American Idol' Judges Reunite With Kelly Clarkson, Talk Working Together AgainLauren Alaina Shares How Competing on 'American Idol' Differs From 'Dancing With the Stars' (Exclusive)
Katy Perry explains why she ended her feud with Taylor Swift
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift ended their feud -- which Perry now calls a "misunderstanding" -- because of the young girls who look up to them. The "Small Talk" singer appeared on "Ellen" Wednesday to perform the single and sounded mature while talking about her former rival. Perry explained that while Swift was on her "Reputation Tour," she sent her a literal olive branch, then would say hello to Swift and be kind whenever she saw her in public. They publicly showed everyone they buried the hatchet over the summer when Perry played a burger to Swift's fries in Swift's music video for "You Need to Calm Down." The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Taylor Swift Reveals She and Katy Perry Reconnected Over Past 'Miscommunications'
These days, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have passed the olive branch (literally) and buried the Bad Blood, but things werent always so nice between to the two pop stars. Katy and I were talking about our signs of course we were we were talking about our signs because we had this really, really long talk when we were reconnecting and stuff, Swift explains. We were talking about how weve had miscommunications with people in the past, not even specifically with each other, Swift shares. It was actually just a misunderstanding, Perry says of the fight, which was supposedly over stolen backup dancers. Theres probably only about 10 people in the world that have the same things in common, Perry notes.
Katy Perry Says Orlando Blooms Son Flynn Has Drastically Changed Her Daily Life
Katy Perry has changed a lot since connecting with her fianc, Orlando Bloom. The 34-year-old musician opens up on Wednesdays episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show about how the British actors 8-year-old son, Flynn, whom he shares with ex Miranda Kerr, has drastically changed her daily schedule. Thats why I still dress like a child, to fight against!As for Bloom, Perry gushes about how her man shows up for her and how they share affection. He is the kindest man Ive ever met. If we can just wrangle this beast and get on it, well have the ride of our life.For more from Perry and Bloom, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Orlando Bloom Says He and Katy Perry Are Planning for KidsKaty Perry Turns Her Puppy, Nugget, Into a Show Dog in Small Talk Music VideoWhy Orlando Bloom Says He and 'Remarkable' Fiancee Katy Perry Won't Get Divorced
Orlando Bloom Says He and Katy Perry are Shooting for Kids
Orlando Bloom is looking to expand his brood! The 42-year-old actor has an 8-year-old son, Flynn, with ex-wife Miranda Kerr, but would like to have more kids with fiancee Katy Perry. "Im on the phone right after this -- 'Katy, Howard Stern is marrying us!'" At the Hollywood premiere of the show, Bloom revealed to ET the sweet gesture he and Perry do for one another. Here's more with the happy couple:RELATED CONTENT:Why Orlando Bloom Says He and 'Remarkable' Fiancee Katy Perry Won't Get DivorcedKaty Perry Says Orlando Bloom Has 'Mad Respect' for Ariana Grande After She Secretly Paid for Their MealKaty Perry and Orlando Bloom Are Planning a Fall Wedding -- and Taylor Swift Could Be on the Guest List!
Katy Perry Turns Her Puppy, Nugget, Into a Show Dog in Small Talk Music Video
Katy Perry made one important part of her life the star of her new Small Talk music video. In the video, Perry and Nugget wear matching outfits as she sings to the cute pooch. Nugget has been a core part of Perrys life for several years now. I pushed on her little chest and blew in her mouth and I brought her back to life, Perrys assistant said at the time. To see ET's exclusive interview with Bloom, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Jams Out to Small Talk in a Public BathroomWhy Orlando Bloom Says He and 'Remarkable' Fiancee Katy Perry Won't Get DivorcedOrlando Bloom Reveals the 'Secret' Sweet Thing He and Katy Perry Love to Do Together (Exclusive)
Fashion police: Best looks from the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards
The MTV Video Music Awards happened Monday night, and music's biggest stars all came out to the iconic event. The performances are always the best part of the show, but the fashion that hit the red carpet before the show started was an event in itself. Here are some of the best looks from the night. LizzoLizzo not only owned the red carpet, she also owned the entire awards show. Camila CabelloThe other member of Fifth Harmony with a solo career looked absolutely ethereal at the VMAs.
Katy Perry Jams Out to Small Talk in a Public Bathroom
Katy Perry is once again taking her talents to the bathroom! The songstress rocks a pink dress covered in flamingos, which she paired with feathered earrings and heels for the touching "potty jams" session. In July, she and her band took over a bathroom to deliver an equally moving rendition of her song "Never Really Over." Although "Small Talk" is a somber lament about the awkward conversations between lovers after the passion is gone, there appears to be no lack of passion between the songstress and her fianc, Orlando Bloom, these days. RELATED CONTENT:Why Orlando Bloom Says He and 'Remarkable' Fiancee Katy Perry Won't Get DivorcedOrlando Bloom Reveals the 'Secret' Sweet Thing He and Katy Perry Love to Do Together (Exclusive)Katy Perry Says Orlando Bloom Has 'Mad Respect' for Ariana Grande After She Secretly Paid for Their Meal
Orlando Bloom Reveals the 'Secret' Sweet Thing He and Katy Perry Love to Do Together
Orlando Bloom and fiancee Katy Perry can't keep their hands off each other, and they want the world to see their love. The "Swish Swish" songstress looked lovely in a lavender dress and a blonde bob, while Bloom looked dapper and handsome in a regal blue suit. Steve Granitz/WireImageBefore walking over to speak with ET's Lauren Zima, Bloom whispered sweetly in his ladylove's ear, and insisted on keeping the loving message between them. Carnival Row debuts Aug. 30 on Amazon Prime Video. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Says Orlando Bloom Has 'Mad Respect' for Ariana Grande After She Secretly Paid for Their MealOrlando Bloom Addresses Whether He'll Appear in Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' SeriesOrlando Bloom and Cara Delevigne's 'Carnival Row' Gets Season 2 Renewal
Katy Perry Says Orlando Bloom Has 'Mad Respect' for Ariana Grande After She Secretly Paid
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are big fans of Ariana Grande and her sweet acts of kindness. The "Never Really Over" singer stopped by Ellen K Morning Show last week, where she revealed that Grande secretly paid for her, Bloom and his 8-year-old son, Flynn's, meal. "Two weeks ago, I was at sushi and I ran into Ariana Grande," Perry began. They were like, 'Ariana Grande has taken care of it.' RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Admits She Has a Type: 'I Like English Gentlemen'Orlando Bloom Talks Wedding Planning With Katy Perry | Comic-Con 2019 (Exclusive)Ariana Grande Reveals Her Signature High Ponytail Has Been a Staple Since Childhood -- See the Adorable Pic!
Katy Perry Admits She Has a Type: 'I Like English Gentlemen'
Katy Perry opened up about her type during a Friday morning radio appearance on British station Heart FM. I think I like English gentlemen because of the kind of sarcastic, dark sense of humor. It was definitely like, Whoa, this is a moment!Perry recently released her new single Small Talk, and has more new music in the works. For more on Perry and Bloom's wedding planning, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Drops New Single 'Small Talk '-- Listen to the Summer Bop Now! Taylor Swift Dishes on Burying the Hatchet With Katy Perry and Humiliating Kim Kardashian FeudOrlando Bloom Talks Wedding Planning With Katy Perry | Comic-Con 2019 (Exclusive)
Katy Perry Drops New Single 'Small Talk' -- Listen to the Summer Bop Now!
Katy Perry just blessed us with another bop! The 34-year-old singer dropped her new single, "Small Talk," Thursday night, and as expected, we already have it playing on repeat. Watch below:KatyCats have anxiously been awaiting "Small Talk" since the California native shared a series of handwritten notes from "the desk of Katy Perry" to her social media accounts this week. "Small Talk" follows "Never Really Over," which Perry released in May with a hippie-chic music video. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Teases Lyrics to New Single 'Small Talk'Katy Perry Drops 'Never Really Over' Video With Love Potions and MoreInside Katy Perry's 'Never Really Over' Fan Event -- Tattoos, Fire Alarms and New Music!
Taylor Swift Dishes on Burying the Hatchet With Katy Perry and Humiliating Kim Kardashian Feud
Taylor Swift has been through her fair share of public ups and downs. The 29-year-old singer recently buried the hatchet with Katy Perry after a years-long feud, and opens up about the experience in her new Vogue September issue cover story. While she and Perry have made amends, Swift also opens up about her past beef with Kim Kardashian. Referring to the 2016 feud that launched an anti-Swift Twitter campaign filled with snake emojis, Swift calls it "humiliating," "a mass public shaming" and an "isolating experience." "A mass public shaming, with millions of people saying you are quote-unquote canceled, is a very isolating experience," Swift explains.
Taylor Swift Says Its a 'Great Thing' That Shes No Longer Considered 'America'
Swift is proud that she and Perry were able to reconcile after years of tension and barbs in the press. So she came over and we talked for hours.Though shes not ready to make amends with Kimye -- the main subjects behind her Reputation album -- Swift is willing to see the positives that came out of the drama with the famous couple. A mass public shaming, with millions of people saying you are quote-unquote canceled, is a very isolating experience, she says. After publicly making a political stance last year, Swift has continued to speak out, petitioning in support of the federal Equality Act. I didnt realize until recently that I could advocate for a community that Im not a part of.
Katy Perry Teases Lyrics to New Single 'Small Talk' -- Is a Taylor Swift Collab Coming?
Over the past few days, Katy Perry has been teasing fans with clues that new music is on the way. In four separate posts, the California native shared handwritten notes "From the desk of Katy Perry," which seemingly reveal some of the lyrics to "Small Talk." The upcoming single follows "Never Really Over," which Perry released in May with a hippie-chic music video and epic fan event in Los Angeles. A month later, Perry appeared in Taylor Swift's music video for "You Need to Calm Down," squashing their years-long feud for good. Katy Perry Reveals How Taylor Swift's Cat Helped to End Their Feud
Super Bowl XLIX prop bets from Las Vegas
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