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Prince's Memoir Slights Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry

'It's hard to imagine anyone being disappointed'

(Newser) - Prince had high hopes for his autobiography, begun three months before his April 2016 death . "Could it solve racism?" the musician is quoted as asking the writer he recruited to work with him on the project. Dan Piepenbring tells the BBC that Prince "saw the book as a... More »

2 People Accuse Katy Perry of Sexual Misconduct

Male actor in one of her videos says she exposed his genitals at a party

(Newser) - Two people in four days have accused Katy Perry of sexual misconduct, including the actor who starred opposite the pop star in her "Teenage Dream" music video . It was "one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I've ever done," Josh Kloss wrote Sunday on... More »

Katy Perry Gets Hefty Bill for Stolen Song

She'll reportedly pay $550K of $2.78M penalty

(Newser) - The Grammy-nominated 2013 hit "Dark Horse" will cost Katy Perry and her team a whopping $2.78 million, per USA Today . A jury of nine who ruled that the song improperly copied from 2009 rap song "Joyful Noise" ordered Perry to pay $550,000 to Christian rapper Flame—... More »

A 'Rare Takedown' Over Katy Perry Song

9-person panel decides singer's 'Dark Horse' sounds too much like Christian tune 'Joyful Noise'

(Newser) - A jury's verdict that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song represents a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist, and sets up a battle over damages that will begin Tuesday. Monday's... More »

Katy Perry Is Getting Married

Singer, Orlando Bloom apparently in it for 'lifetimes'

(Newser) - "Full bloom," indeed. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are assumed to be engaged after the couple shared a photo of Perry sporting what appears to be a flower-shaped ruby and diamond ring, per People. "Full bloom," Perry captioned the Instagram photo , in which the pair is... More »

Katy Perry Under Fire for Forcing Kiss on Idol Contestant

Some are calling the move 'predatory'

(Newser) - Katy Perry is in hot water for forcing a kiss on an American Idol contestant—and not just any kiss, but his first ever. Benjamin Glaze of Oklahoma, now 20, was 19 when he auditioned for Idol last October and revealed to judges before starting in on his song that... More »

Nun Involved in Katy Perry Lawsuit Collapses in Court, Dies

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman was 89

(Newser) - A nun who was involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles died Friday after collapsing during a court appearance, the AP reports. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 89, had served the church "with dedication and love for many years,... More »

After Exec Tells Women to 'Step Up,' Pink Tells Him to Step Off

Singer blasts Recording Academy President Neil Portnow in open letter on Twitter

(Newser) - #GrammysSoMale? That was one hashtag that popped up after Sunday night's show , in which women seemed to get short shrift during the night's proceedings. Per the AP , Lorde, the only woman nominated for album of the year, didn't perform (but males who weren't nominees did); there... More »

Woman Must Pay Katy Perry for Messing With Convent Sale

Jury finds entrepreneur Dana Hollister interfered with the sale

(Newser) - A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles because she intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent, the AP reports. The jury found Friday that entrepreneur Dana Hollister... More »

10 of Television's Highest-Paid Hosts

Talk shows, reality shows, and more

(Newser) - How much does it pay to be a TV host? Whether it's a reality series, news program, talk show, or game show, Variety runs down the salaries of 19 of the highest-paid hosts on TV. The top 10:
  • Ellen DeGeneres: $50 million, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
  • Judith Sheindlin:
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Epic Feud Over? Katy Perry Apologizes to Taylor Swift

'I'm sorry for anything I ever did'

(Newser) - One of the celeb world's more entertaining feuds may be history: Katy Perry is saying nice things about Taylor Swift. Now the world must wait and see whether Swift reciprocates. In an interview with Arianna Huffington while plugging her album Witness, Perry offered this up: "I forgive her,... More »

Katy Perry: Taylor Is Trying to 'Assassinate My Character'

Singer addresses feud with Swift

(Newser) - The Katy Perry-Taylor Swift feud is alive and well. Perry addressed it in late May on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke (indeed, Vanity Fair says the topic was "the centerpiece" of the segment), thanks in part to the fact that she just released a song, " Swish, Swish ,"... More »

Ariana Grande Announces Star-Clogged Manchester Benefit

Show to be held Sunday with Bieber, Perry, Coldplay, Pharrell, and more

(Newser) - Ariana Grande is not only returning to Manchester for a charity concert in the wake of the deadly bombing that followed her last show in the city, she's bringing basically every pop star one could think of. Grande isn't waiting around, either, and announced Tuesday that the show... More »

10 Most Eye-Popping Met Gala Looks

Rihanna declared 'queen of the ball'

(Newser) - High fashion was on display once again at the Met Gala Monday night, and it was all about avant-garde this year, in tribute to honoree Rei Kawakubo, the 74-year-old Japanese creator of the Comme des Garcons label. Some of the most talked-about looks at one of the ritziest nights on... More »

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom Have Fancy Phrase to Describe Split

Couple is 'taking respectful, loving space'

(Newser) - Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have broken up—or, as their reps put it in a statement to Us , they "are taking respectful, loving space at this time." The singer, 32, and actor, 40, had dated for more than a year, having first gotten together in January 2016,... More »

Clinton Again Emerges, Makes Katy Perry Cry

Surprise presenter took UNICEF stage to say 'we need champions like Katy now more than ever'

(Newser) - Katy Perry gave a "Roar" to Hillary Clinton in a pre-election concert, and Tuesday night Clinton returned the favor. The ex-presidential candidate showed at UNICEF's Snowflake Ball in New York City, serving as a surprise presenter for the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award bestowed upon Perry, per the Hollywood ... More »

Katy Perry Cancels Gig Over 'Emergency,' Fans Blame Hillary

Chinese fans are convinced election loss is the reason for cancellation

(Newser) - Katy Perry blamed a "family emergency" when she canceled a planned Thursday concert in China at the last minute, but many Chinese fans are rolling their eyes at that excuse and pointing to Hillary Clinton's unexpected loss in the US presidential election as the real reason Perry couldn'... More »

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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