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Twitter's Most Popular User Got Hacked

Katy Perry is the latest victim

(Newser) - Katy Perry fans were probably surprised when she tweeted a "miss u baby" in the direction of Taylor Swift on Monday. As it turns out, that wasn't Perry making up with her rival pop star—Perry's account was hacked, reports US Weekly . That's quite a feat... More »

Orlando Bloom Found a Way to Make Justin Bieber Really Mad

He's caught on camera making out with Selena Gomez

(Newser) - Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber do not get along, and this is probably not going to help: TMZ says Bloom hooked up with Bieber's ex, Selena Gomez, at a Las Vegas nightclub Friday. Bloom, who has been dating Katy Perry, was photographed getting quite intimate with Gomez at an... More »

10 Celebs You Didn't Realize Voiced Animated Characters

Katy Perry, is that you?

(Newser) - Whose voice is that? You may not have realized these stars rounded up by the Stir were behind animated characters. A sampling:
  1. Kristen Wiig: Lucy in Despicable Me 2 and Miss Hattie in Despicable Me
  2. Amy Poehler: Joy in Inside Out
  3. Zac Efron: Ted in The Lorax
  4. Bill Hader: Flint
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Top 6 Highest-Earning Women in Music

So. Much. Moola.

(Newser) - Forbes published its list of the world's highest-paid women in music this week. And once again Sarah McLachlan is nowhere to be found despite what we assume is a lucrative ad deal with Big Tears . No, it appears the real moneymakers are popular world tours and hit singles.... More »

8 Celebrities Who Got Their Start as Backup Singers

Mariah Carey was a dancer, too

(Newser) - Not everyone skyrockets directly to fame: Ranker lists 24 celebrities who started out as backup singers. A sampling:
  • Katy Perry: When she still went by her birth name of Katy Hudson, she sang backup for P.O.D. and appeared in one of the band's 2006 music videos ("
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Katy Perry Totally Fails at Segway Riding

But her dad makes up for it

(Newser) - Katy Perry: good at singing, not so good at riding a Segway. Perry posted an Instagram video from Burning Man this weekend showing her (while clad in a puffy coat, tiny backpack, and vaguely creepy mask) attempting to spin on a Segway, only to watch it escape from her grasp... More »

Katy Perry Jumps Into Swift-Minaj Tweet Turmoil

Not that she's biased or anything

(Newser) - If the Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj drama wasn't enough for you, Katy Perry has now jumped into the fray. After Swift chastised Minaj about the latter's VMA nominations complaint , saying, "It's unlike you to pit women against each other," Perry—who has a long history of... More »

11 Celebrities Who've Tried Rainbow-Colored Hair

From Kylie Jenner to Pete Wentz

(Newser) - Rapper Chris Brown and his "Fruit Loop" colored hair may be the latest example of a celebrity sporting rainbow-colored locks, but he's far from being the first in Hollywood to try this beauty trend:
  • Kylie Jenner: The youngest Kardashian sister debuted long, turquoise locks (which may or may
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'Left Shark' Vendor Faces Katy Perry's Legal Wrath

Singer not happy about Fernando Sosa's Super Bowl sculpture

(Newser) - The latest viral meme comes to us courtesy of Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime performance: "Left Shark," a reference to one of the dancers in a shark costume behind Perry as she sang "Teenage Dream" who did not appear to actually know the dance quite as... More »

Katy Perry's Post-Super Bowl Activity: XLIX Tattoo

Plus: Did she or did she not diss Taylor Swift?

(Newser) - Katy Perry will never forget performing at last night's 49th Super Bowl—because after her halftime show was over, she got XLIX tattooed on her finger, the Daily Mail reports. "I thought it would be appropriate to draw blood tonight," Perry captioned an Instagram picture of the... More »

Katy Perry Lets Out 'Roar' at Halftime

But did she diss Taylor Swift?

(Newser) - Did Katy Perry diss Taylor Swift , or just let out a huge roar? The pop princess emerged for her Super Bowl halftime show in a flaming dress riding an enormous mechanical beast and singing her hit song "Roar," reports the New York Times' Super Bowl Blog . As she... More »

Super Bowl Security Hits Even Katy Perry's Outfit

Law enforcement officials taking extra precautions at big game

(Newser) - Security is so tight at the University of Phoenix Stadium that even the costume Katy Perry is planning to wear during tonight's half-time show has been checked. "Katy Perry's stage came in last night," a customs and border protection official tells ABC News . "We've... More »

Katy Perry's Halftime Plan: Diss Taylor Swift?

Super Bowl halftime buzz centers around catty drama

(Newser) - Katy Perry is this year's Super Bowl halftime performer—and the big question is whether Perry will diss Taylor Swift during her performance Sunday. As Time recounts, Swift's recent song "Bad Blood" is reportedly about Perry; Swift hasn't said so specifically, but she admitted in a... More »

Next Super Bowl Halftime Star: Katy Perry

NBC confirms 'Roar' singer will headline Feb. 1

(Newser) - Katy Perry will join the exclusive club of stars to take the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1, NBC confirmed last night, in what the AP calls the fourth pick in a row aimed at younger performers and audiences. It's also a savvy pick, writes... More »

9 Big Music Feuds

Even Taylor Swift gets into them

(Newser) - One of the songs on Taylor Swift's hugely popular 1989 is reportedly about Katy Perry—"Bad Blood," which includes the lyrics "Did you think we'd be fine? / Still got scars on my back from your knife," is rumored to be about Perry "... More »

Next Super Bowl Act Said She Wasn't That 'Kind of Girl'

Katy Perry said she wouldn't pay to play halftime show

(Newser) - Billboard last night broke the news that, based on sources, the 2015 Super Bowl halftime performer will be neither Rihanna nor Coldplay but ... Katy Perry. Which is interesting, because when she appeared on ESPN's College GameDay on Saturday, as Rolling Stone notes, Perry talked about the fact that... More »

Katy Perry: I Needed Shrink After John Mayer Split

Plus more drama on that feud with Taylor Swift

(Newser) - Most people would prefer the matter of their therapy sessions stay private, but most people aren't Katy Perry. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, picked up by Hollywood Life , the 29-year-old singer says she only survived her breakup with John Mayer thanks to her "oracle" of a... More »

Did Taylor Swift Write a Song Ripping on Katy Perry?

Anger-filled lyrics in 'Bad Blood' are about a back-stabbing female singer

(Newser) - Both Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have had difficult breakups with John Mayer, but Swift insists the story behind a vitriolic song on her upcoming 1989 album "wasn't even about a guy! It had to do with business," she says in an interview with Rolling Stone . Technically,... More »

5 Stars Who Use Decoys

Sometimes you just need a lookalike

(Newser) - Being rich and famous is great, but sometimes celebrities don't want to be hounded. SheFinds rounds up nine celebrities who've used decoys. A sampling:
  • Katy Perry used a friend as a body double at an Australian airport.
  • Madonna used multiple lookalikes during her MDNA tour.
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NFL to Would-Be Halftime Acts: Pay Up

League looking for money, with Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna the finalists

(Newser) - Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna: One of them will headline next year's Super Bowl halftime show, and it might just come down to whoever is willing to shell out for the privilege. Citing "people familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal reports that the NFL, in... More »

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