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Olivia Wise, a 16-year-old girl who is terminally ill and battling an inoperable brain tumor, sang "Roar" by Katy Perry in a heartbreaking, inspiring viral video.

“Olivia is a fighter and has gone through the fire,” her cousin wrote.

“In fact, she was going through the fire while she was recording this song, but you wouldn’t know it, because she kept on dancing right through it.”

Her health is failing, but Wise is keeping a positive attitude, wishing for a cure and rarely succumbing to negative thoughts. Katy's song certainly helps.

The "Roar" phenomenon has inspired countless parodies across the land, as its message of standing tall against adversity has resonate with millions.

As things tend to do these days, the video eventually made its way to Kerry Perry herself, who sent her own video to Wise and her family. Take a look:

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While Justin Bieber was busy being photographed leaving a brothel, Katy Perry was at home not being dumb. This strategy paid off as the "Walking on Air" singer has surpassed The Biebs as the most popular celebrity on Twitter.

Katy Perry boasts a record 46.48 million followers to Justin Bieber's 46.47 million. (How many of those followers are the same would be interesting but we've already used up our quota of math skills for the day.)

Perry's social media strategy? "Don't drink and tweet." And keep your clothes on.

  • Katy Perry in Pink
  • Justin Bieber Gets Hot

Bieber ousted Lady Gaga from her two-year reign as the Queen of Twitter 9 months ago. How long Katy Perry will remain on top of Twitter remains to be seen. But one thing's for sure, she's not changing who she is in order to gain more followers. 

Why would she when being genuine has been working for her so far?

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Katy Perry broke into the music stratosphere with “I Kissed a Girl” in 2007, but for years before that, she toiled and struggled to find fame in Hollywood.

Now 29, the recalls doing backing vocals for some major stars, including Mick Jagger, with whom she had a very interesting encounter a decade ago.

Katy Perry, Jagger

In a recent interview with Australian DJs Ash, Kip & Luttsy, on Nova FM, Perry claimed that Jagger came on to her when she was just 18 years old.

Perry worked with the Rolling Stones rocker on his hit “Old Habits Die Hard,” and she said she even went out to dinner with the now 70-year-old icon.

“I actually went to dinner with [Mick] one time, and he hit on me when I was 18!” she said.

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Katy Perry has used sex appeal to her advantage, but it's one of many tools in her arsenal, while other stars seem to be getting naked almost by default.

So she tells NPR, admitting that these days, "I do see myself becoming this, whatever, inspiration out of default right now, 'cause it's such a strange world."

"Like females in pop ... everybody's getting naked. I mean, I've been naked before but I don't feel like I have to get naked to be noticed. It's interesting to see."

That it is. Asked if she was calling out any singer in particular - Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Rihanna come to mind - she insists she's not.

"I'm talking about all of them. I mean, it's like everybody's so naked," she said.

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Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson singing karaoke together in a classic video from 2008 has surfaced, and to fans of either star it's nothing short of awesome.

The only bad thing is that it's only a minute and a half long. Check it out:

The friends shared the stage for a duet on Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love to You" while celebrating a mutual friend's birthday at Dimples, a Burbank karaoke bar.

They start off in separate chairs, but at one point Katy Perry decides that her chair is "too high to make love" and climbs onto the Twilight star's lap.

Which is great for comedic effect, and because of the occasional Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson rumors that surface in the celebrity gossip world.

Other highlights of this vintage viral video classic:

  • Katy in her hipster-style checked winter hat!
  • Rob really going for some of the big notes!
  • The fact that neither of them sound like professional singers at all, which is the whole point of karaoke, but in this case one of them actually is.
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Hundreds of lip-dub videos are dedicated to covering Katy Perry's hit song "Roar," with the star promising to perform live at the high school with the best one.

This one is different, though.

It's not from a school, but it celebrates the meaning behind the #1 song like never before, and Katy Perry would no doubt be proud to have inspired it.

Patients, nurses, doctors, staff and administrators at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire all assembled for this effort. Watch:

The video, shot in one day, captures almost all the kids at CHaD who were "feeling well enough to get out of bed and dance," according to local media.

Funds raised through sharing of the video will benefit the CHaD Hero Half Marathon. So far, the response has been astounding - upwards of $650,000.

For more information on how you can help their efforts, visit their donation site, and just share the video with someone. It's fun and for a great cause.

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After seeing Katy Perry's new photo shoot in W Magazine, we've concluded that John Mayer is as lucky in love as he is talented as a singer-songwriter.

Yes, he's made some douchey moves over the years and some of his tunes are way overplayed, but the pseudo-blues rocker on a roll these days.

Katy has had her eyes on him for awhile. As she tells W, "I actually am dating my crush ... I had a crush on him for a long time." Prepare to envy John:

Katy Perry W Cover

Asked if she liked being hitched, despite the 14-month length of her marriage to Russell Brand (which puts Kim Kardashian to shame), she didn't hesitate.

"Of course," she said. "I loved it. It was a new, fun, exciting journey."

"But I like how I am now, and I think all things happen for a reason."

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One Direction singer Niall Horan wants Katy Perry to marry him. Jokingly, of course. But not entirely jokingly because he is a 20-year-old male and she is Katy Perry.

Niall tweeted at the "Roar" singer after she performed on The X Factor.

"I love you @katyperry! Thank you! Ps. Will u marry me?" Niall joked.

  • Niall Horan on the Guitar
  • Katy Perry Bikini Photograph

KP, who shared a kiss with Niall at the MTV VMAs, has always had a cute relationship with him, going back to when he auditioned for The X Factor in 2010.

As guest judge, Perry gave him the final vote that he needed to make it through to boot camp, although she did say that he needed to work on his vocals.

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After breaking up once, only to rekindle the flame earlier this year, are Katy Perry and John Mayer on the brink of making their relationship official?

Katy Perry and John Mayer are reportedly "very serious" about each other. So much so that the couple's friends are waiting for their big announcement.

"Everyone knows it's just a question of when John will propose," a source close to the singer-songwriter told Us Weekly after his brother's wedding.

That would be Carl Mayer, who tied the knot at New York's Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club, and left Katy and John pondering their future.

He also attended her performance on Saturday Night Live October 12, the day before his brother's wedding, and at the after-party, the PDA was "intense."

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Get ready for some truly beautiful Katy Perry news.

The pop superstar, whose hit single "Roar" continues to light up the charts, went on Twitter to announce that she is the latest CoverGirl spokesmodel.

"Today is my 1st day as a @CoverGirl!" she wrote.

Katy Perry Cover Girl

The above image shows Katy Perry with just a touch of makeup - CoverGirl Clean Glow Blush in Roses and CoverGirl LipPerfection in Euphoria.

Perry has an eyelash line (seriously) and several fragrances, so this is not her first foray into the beauty business, but it is her biggest to date.

Her full campaign with debut in spring 2014, with the songbird joining the likes of fellow CoverGirls such as Pink, Ellen DeGeneres and Sofía Vergara.

What do you think of Katy's CoverGirl ad?

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