Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are two of the biggest names in pop music, and rank amongst the most famous women in the world. The duo are idolized by tweens, teens, and their parents, all of whom flock to their concerts and sing gleefully along with each singer's mountain of hits.
Their shared history with John Mayer aside, Swift and Perry also may be among the best liked female celebrities, not just with the public but with their peers. Each singer seems to have as many friends as they do music videos. Heck, they're even friendly with each other, with Perry once stopping by a Swift concert to sing "Hot N Cold." With most of the world wanting to hang out with either Swift or Perry, we ask the question... who would you rather have as a BFF?
Swift, 24, seems to collect friends the way that Star Wars fans collect action figures, and isn't afraid to share the experience with her fans. When she took a road trip with Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss, the duo posted photos documenting every step of the way on Instagram. She also has been known to post videos from her exploits with Modern Family's Sarah Hyland. "She's just the most down-to-earth person," Hyland told PEOPLE magazine. "She just seems like a really true friend."
Swift can seemingly also turn people around with her bubbly personality. In an interview with a New Zealand magazine, Lorde said that she didn't think that it was good to promote Swift's unattainable perfection to young women. So, Swift sent her roses and soon after the two spent some time hanging out. The singer is unapologetic about her habit of seemingly being friends with every young female celebrity that she meets (which has also included, among others, Ashley Greene, Emma Stone and Lily Aldridge), once told Parade magazine, "I make new friends all the time! I don't think twice about it. If you're trying to filter out the people who, God forbid, know who you are or have heard your music before — I don't see that as a reason to be weirded out and not be friends with someone."
Perry, 29, is only a little bit older than Swift, but comes across as more mature (and more risqué). The daughter of Christian ministers, Perry doesn’t go too wild, but she doesn't mind if her friends do. The singer joked about equally famous bestie Rihanna in an interview, saying, "We all know how much weed you smoke." Her longtime pal, Raising Hope's Shannon Woodward, has been known to post pictures of them having a grand old time goofing around with each other, and once even did a video parody of Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" using Perry's cat in a starring role.
Perry has remained steadfastly loyal to Woodward and DJ Mia Moretti, going back to their days as struggling young women in Los Angeles. For a little more glamour, she's also been known to pal around with Kate Hudson, in part because Perry's real last name is Hudson. Not only is Perry a good friend, she's a good sister. As her Twitter followers know, back in February of this year the singer helped with the delivery of her sister's baby... in her sister's living room. If she's willing to jump in and lend a hand with a home birth, it's hard to imagine that there's any crisis where Perry wouldn't help out a friend.
Vote below and let us know which of the pop princesses you'd rather hang out with.
It was the trickle of pee heard around the world. Cannes attendees were aghast and/or amused an infamous scene from The Paperboy that shows Nicole Kidman urinating on Zac Efron; this is apparently a great salve for jellyfish burns which were covering our Ken Doll-like protagonist. (In fact the term protagonist should be used very loosely for Efron's character Jack who is mostly acted upon than active throughout.)
Lurid! Sexy! Perverse! Trashy! Whether or not it's actually effective is overshadowed by all the hubbub that's attached itself to the movie for better or worse. In fact the movie is all of these things — but that's actually not a compliment. What could have become somethingmemorable is jaw-droppingly bad (when it's not hilarious). Director Lee Daniels uses a few different visual styles throughout from a stark black and white palette for a crime scene recreation at the beginning to a '70s porno aesthetic that oscillates between psychedelic and straight-up sweaty with an emphasis on Efron's tighty-whiteys. This only enhances the sloppiness of the script which uses lines like narrator/housekeeper/nanny Anita's (Macy Gray) "You ain't tired enough to be retired " to conjure up the down-home wisdom of the South. Despite Gray's musical talents she is not a good choice for a narrator or an actor for that matter. In a way — insofar as they're perhaps the only female characters given a chunk of screen time — her foil is Charlotte Bless Nicole Kidman's character. Anita is the mother figure who wears as we see in an early scene control-top pantyhose whereas Charlotte is all clam diggers and Barbie doll make-up. Or as Anita puts it "an oversexed Barbie doll."
The slapdash plot is that Jack's older brother Ward (Matthew McConaughey) comes back to town with his colleague Yardley (David Oyelowo) to investigate the case of a death row criminal named Hillary Van Wetter. Yardley is black and British which seems to confuse many of the people he meets in this backwoods town. Hillary (John Cusack) hidden under a mop of greasy black hair) is a slack-jawed yokel who could care less if he's going to be killed for a crime he might or might not have committed. He is way more interested in his bride-to-be Charlotte who has fallen in love with him through letters — this is her thing apparently writing letters and falling in love with inmates — and has rushed to help Ward and Yardley free her man. In the meantime we're subjected to at least one simulated sex scene that will haunt your dreams forever. Besides Hillary's shortcomings as a character that could rustle up any sort of empathy the case itself is so boring it begs the question why a respected journalist would be interested enough to pursue it.
The rest of the movie is filled with longing an attempt to place any the story in some sort of social context via class and race even more Zac Efron's underwear sexual violence alligator innards swamp people in comically ramshackle homes and a glimpse of one glistening McConaughey 'tock. Harmony Korine called and he wants his Gummo back.
It's probably tantalizing for this cast to take on "serious" "edgy" work by an Oscar-nominated director. Cusack ditched his boombox blasting "In Your Eyes" long ago and Efron's been trying to shed his squeaky clean image for so long that he finally dropped a condom on the red carpet for The Lorax so we'd know he's not smooth like a Ken doll despite how he was filmed by Daniels. On the other hand Nicole Kidman has been making interesting and varied career choices for years so it's confounding why she'd be interested in a one-dimensional character like Charlotte. McConaughey's on a roll and like the rest of the cast he's got plenty of interesting projects worth watching so this probably won't slow him down. Even Daniels is already shooting a new film The Butler as we can see from Oprah's dazzling Instagram feed. It's as if they all want to put The Paperboy behind them as soon as possible. It's hard to blame them.
After Joan Rivers hated an outfit Christina Aguilera wore to an event in Germany last month by saying Aguilera looked like she was "stuffed into" her dress on an episode of E!'s Fashion Police, Kelly Osbourne followed suit and said "maybe she is just becoming the fat bitch she was born to be. I don't know. She was a c**t to me. And she bought my house!" Osbourne continued: "She called me fat for so many f***ing ears so you know what? F**K you! You're fat too." Christina Aguilera has yet to respond to Kelly's observation. Us
Demi Lovato told Elle magazine about the time she punched one of her backup dancers on a plane, which is largely regarded as the event that led her to seek help at a clinic for self mutilation and an eating disorder. She said, "I was completely out of line all summer. Just the worst attitude - totally ungrateful." And why did she decide to punch her backup dancer? "I just felt like she betrayed me. That's the bottom line," she answered (there were rumors she was pissed that after she and Joe Jonas broke up, Joe went on to date Ashley Greene, but it's unclear how the backup dancer fits in to this equation). But she seems to have smartened up a bit since then, as she concluded "when you punch someone on a plane, enough is enough." - Earsucker
Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowski has postponed her wedding to Roberto Martinez because she's recovering from surgery she had on her femur. She told People, "We had a date set, and that date has now passed. The decision to postpone [the wedding] was very difficult. I definitely shed some tears. But I want to walk down the aisle. I don't want to limp down the aisle." Man you guys, ABC weddings just don't happen! - People