by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Katy Perry's "Birthday" video has drawn a wide array of responses from viewers, but few have been more vocal online than civil rights groups who take offense to Katy's portrayal of bar mitzvah DJ "Yosef Shulum."

Shulum is one of several characters Perry plays in the 8-minute video, but while other scenes draw laughs from the antics of drunk clowns or aging strippers, the portion of the video featuring the Shulum character is mainly focused on poking fun at Jewish stereotypes.

This isn't the first time Katy has found herself at the heart of a racial controversy.

In November of 2013, she drew criticism from Asian rights groups for an offensive American Music Awards performance in which she dressed as a geisha and appropriated elements of Japanese culture.

Katy has yet to respond to claims that her portrayal of a Jewish man is insensitive, and even though the video was just released yesterday, this is not the first controversy concerning "Birthday."

Continue Reading...

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

If half the dating rumors we've heard about Katy Perry since her split from John Mayer are true, the singer deserves a place next to Taylor Swift in the Female Players Hall of Fame.

  • Katy Perry Red Carpet Image
  • Jared Leto Image

Perry and Mayer have only been broken up for two months but already its been rumored that Katy dated DJ Diplo, rapper Riff Raff, and actor Robert Pattinson.

Now reports say Katy only briefly "hooked up" with Diplo and Pattinson and she really only has eyes for one dude: uber-shaggy actor Jared Leto, who climbed down from his cross to accept an Academy Award the same week Katy split from Mayer.

Coincidence? Probably. But maybe Katy was watching the Oscars heartbroken, and when she saw Jared deliver his acceptance speech, her religious upbringing and love of shaggy rocker dudes merged into one perfect desire to get with this sexy Christ figure.

Anyway, whatever the reason, Katy and Jared also hooked up at Coachella.

Continue Reading...

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Katy Perry has never shied away from theatrics, and the singer obviously loves to go all out for her music videos, but in the clip for her new single "Birthday" Katy takes things to a new level by portraying five of the worst party entertainers that ever lived.

Don't be surprised to see Katy transitioning into feature films soon, as she demonstrates seriously impressive comedic acting chops playing: Goldie, Yosef Shulum, Kriss the Clown, Ace the Animal Trainer, and Princess Mandee, whose Twitter handle is way too long to reproduce here.

Yesterday's preview prepared us for Katy dressing as a clown and causing car accidents, but we never would've expected an 8-minute epic of a music video in which the singer performs a striptease for the elderly, eats a mouse, and describes herself as a "sh!t cake."

Yes, it really has to be seen to be believed.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Another day, another rumored new love interest for sexy beast Robert Pattinson, who's been single and ready to mingle ever since splitting from Kristen Stewart.

This time, for a change of celebrity gossip pace, the 27-year-old Brit is not being linked to Katy Perry ... but to Katy Perry's stylist friend Cleo Wade!

  • C Wade
  • Robert Pattinson Smirking

"Cleo is one of Katy's best friends, so Rob has been spending time with their gang," a source told The Sun. "It's early days, but they seem to have good chemistry."

"They spent a lot of time together over the weekend."

Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry are friends (and have been the subject of dating rumors themselves), so this seems believable enough as speculation goes.

However, a source close to Pattinson isn't buying it.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Katy Perry left children in tears at a recent birthday party when she dressed up like a clown and went insane, she confessed to Jimmy Kimmel in a recent interview.

All in the name of her "Birthday" music video shoot. Not just for kicks.

She wanted to go a dramatically different route on "Birthday", she told Kimmel, because she was tired of filming such wonderful, sexual music videos.

Seriously. Enough is enough with the over-the-top, sexy productions.

She said she wanted to dress in the most unappealing way possible.

Perry was serious about the change in tone, sabotaging a real party dressed like a clown, attacking a dude with a piñata stick, and staging a scary car accident.

The hidden camera gag was shot at Knollwood Country Club outside L.A. this month. While she revealed the stunt on Kimmel, she didn't mention the crazy fallout.

Continue Reading...

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Katy Perry appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and an eager KP super-fan got a confession from the singer that every tabloid in the world has been waiting for.

Though Katy split from John Mayer back in February, neither party has yet confirmed that they're officially single.

Katy has even been romantically linked with several other men in the months since, reportedly dating DJ Diplo and redneck rapper Riff Raff. Still, she had yet to discuss her breakup with Mayer or even admit that they're no longer a couple.

That all changed last night when Katy saw an opportunity to drop the bombshell in joke form and took it, giving a fan a moment she'll never forget in the process.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

There once was a time when future heart throbs were a little dorky, would-be supermodels a tad awkward, and even the Kardashians were just regular kids.

Heck, even Justin Bieber was a kid once ... instead of a punk a-- kid.

Ever wonder what your favorite stars (and Kim Kardashian for that matter) looked like long before they became the people that dominated your Facebook feed?

Wonder no longer, THGers. We've got you covered and then some!

Some aged better than others, and some certainly looked more like their adult selves from a very early stage, but all were pretty darn adorable.

Scroll through 47 cute pics of celebrities from their childhood ...

Katy Perry as a Kid
Katy Perry back when she was just Katy Hudson. Yep, that's her actual last name!

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Another day, another Katy Perry romance rumor.

  • Katy Perry Red Carpet Image
  • Diplo Photo

Yesterday, it was rumored that Katy and Robert Pattinson were an item after the two were spotted spending a lot of time together at Coachella.

Today, rumors are swirling that Katy is in a relationship with in-demand Dj and producer Diplo, who she apparently also hung out with during the SoCal music fest. Sounds like Katy had a busy weekend!

An eyewitness tells the New York Post that "Katy and Diplo hooked up at Coachella. They were together behind the main stage where she had a tour bus or trailer."

"It was very obvious that Katy and Diplo were together."

Sorry Rob?

Continue Reading...

by Tattle Taylor at . Comments

After the house chatter on last night's The Real Housewives of Orange County, I got a little curious this morning - and a little jealous - thinking of the amazing houses our favorite celebrities call home.

Justin Bieber's Calabasas home was so badass Khloe Kardashian bought it. Kimye's $11 million dollar Bel Air mansion will be 14,000 square feet when it's finished.

And then there's Oprah Winfrey's estate, which has its own name: Promised Land.

But not all celebrities live in extravagant and ornately done up dwellings in ultra exclusive neighborhoods. 

Naya Rivera, for instance, has a pretty modest home. So does the lovable Taylor Swift.

What about your favorite celebrity? Take a look at these 19 celebrity homes and then tell us which one is your favorite!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's House
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West purchased this 9,000 square foot Bel Air mansion and then gutted it to renovate and add an additional 5,000 square feet, including a recording studio for Kanye.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Katy Perry has been spotted hanging out with Robert Pattinson at Coachella, fueling rumors once again that the two good friends are ... more than that.

The Sun (UK) reports that following her split from John Mayer and the end of Rob's romance with Kristen Stewart, they've become closer than ever:

"The pair had a fling a year ago but they went their separate ways after John wooed Katy back and Kristen made it clear she that still wanted her co-star."

But things have gone cold with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart since, as we know, with them both deciding it’s time to move on. Enter Katy Perry?

“Katy and Rob are the best of friends with a very strong sexual chemistry. They care a lot about each other but have always been careful not to upset Kristen."

“But Kristen’s off doing her own thing and accepting it’s time to move on. Katy and Rob have been hanging out all weekend and making plans for Easter, too."

Continue Reading...

Katy Perry Biography

Katy Perry, Blonde Hair Photo Katy Perry kissed a girl and she liked it, ladies and gentlemen. Or at least she wrote a song with those lyrics. The Californa... More »
Born
Birthplace
Santa Barbara, California
Full Name
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
× Close Ad