Katy Perry is following in the footsteps of fellow pop stars One Direction and Justin Bieber by launching a teen jewellery collection. The singer has teamed up with bosses at accessories chain Claire's to design a new line themed around her album Prism.
The pieces will include jewellery, novelty items and collectibles which will all be designed around her song titles and lyrics.
Claire's Inc CEO Jim Fielding says, "Katy aligns perfectly with our brand mission and resonates with our friends and customers around the world."
The Prism collection will launch in May, 2014. Other stars to launch lines through Claire's include One Direction, Bieber and British girl group Little Mix.
Katy Perry and Rita Ora became high-fashion models for a day, when the singers hit the runway during Milan Fashion Week on Thursday (20Feb14). A day after the pop pals were partying in London for the BRIT Awards on Wednesday (19Feb14), they jetted to Italy to support designer pal Jeremy Scott.
The newly appointed creative director for Moschino debuted his collection for the brand, and he enlisted the beauties to show off edgy outfits from his Autumn/Winter 2014 collection on the catwalk.
Perry donned a black leather mini dress, a matching coat and gold accent pieces, including the signature oversized Moschino necklace.
Ora soon followed down the runway, wearing a black satin large t-shirt dress, with a certificate of authenticity printed in large lettering on the front.
Scott later posted a photo sitting in between his two muses on Instagram.com, along with a caption that reads: "THANK YOU @katyperry & @ritaora FOR BEING THE BEST GAL PALS A BOY COULD DREAM OF I LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH !!!"
Post by Vin Diesel.
If we can learn anything from Miley’s tongue-lashing, no-clothes-wearing, twerk through 2013, it’s that celebrities have more media savvy than you’d think. Social media will make and break careers in the future. Viral videos have become the sex tapes of the 2010s. So it’s no surprise that a bizarre video Vin Diesel posted on his Facebook page has made him the talk of Hollywood.
To celebrate the early success of Riddick’s Blu-ray and DVD sales, Diesel decided to share a bit of a kooky video of him lip-synching “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry and Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love.” However, he randomly breaks into a frank business discussion after his own personal dance party. But the question is … what’s his thinking behind the video?
Diesel is the king of sequels. At first glance, Pitch Black and Fast & The Furious didn’t seem like they would spawn even one let alone multiple sequels. However, Diesel hasn’t starred in a film that wasn’t a sequel for years. Is this video an attempt at Diesel angling for more attention? It worked for Miley. Could his suggestive dancing and halfhearted crotch grabs be an attempt to get on the cast of Magic Mike 2? His Jersey Shore-reminiscent dancing is better than some of the cast members (Adam Rodriguez, Alex Pettyfer) of the 2012 male-stripper drama. After all, that was a huge boost to Matthew McConaughey’s notoriety.
Maybe he’s practicing lip-synching for Fast & Furious 7. Do the drag racers of the Fast & Franchise meet drag queens? Is Diesel going to go undercover as Lynne Diesel, or better yet Miss Diesel Ann-Gin to infiltrate drug runners at a drag show? As implausible as that plot may be that would be an epic storyline! It'd also would be great brand integration with RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6.
Either way, Diesel is laughing all the way to the bank. He won the Internet with a video that included bizarre celebrity behavior, a reference to something topical (The Grammys) and a plug. Achievement Unlocked! Now an entire cross-section of people who haven’t been thinking about Diesel is having second thoughts.
Pop star Katy Perry has been moved to tears by an orchestral performance of her hit song Roar during a visit to China. The singer was the guest of honour at a special show by the China National Orchestra in Beijing on Sunday (12Jan14), when just under 100 musicians took to the stage for a unique rendition of the chart smash - using traditional Chinese instruments.
Orchestra director Xi Qiang explains, "Katy Perry is a successful pop singer; our traditional music boasts a long history. This piece showcased the inclusiveness of our music traditions. We want to bring music to more people, both at home and abroad."
Cameras from local news network CCTV caught Perry wiping away tears as she listened to the reworked piece and after the set, she said, "Overwhelming! (It was) very emotional for me and made me cry. It made me really understand my love for music in its purist form.... (It was) so moving!"
She also expressed her thanks to the orchestra by presenting a guitar from her personal collection to the musicians, who gifted Perry with an ancient Chinese vessel flute called a Xun to the star in exchange.
Perry made her first trip to China to headline the 2014 Infiniti China Brand Festival on Saturday (11Jan14). She also took some time out of her work schedule to visit the Great Wall of China on Sunday, where she was photographed striking a pose, doing the splits.
Katy Perry rang in 2014 on a major health kick - the backstage demands at her New Year's Eve gig in Las Vegas included fruit, vegetables and vegan treats. The pop star appears to have adopted her ex-husband Russell Brand vegan diet after requesting bosses at Caesars Palace fill her dressing room with meat-free food.
Her backstage catering demands included fresh veggies at all times, two large baskets of fruit and a vegetarian option for her crew at dinner, plus quinoa or couscous.
She also demanded that all meals were low-fat and health conscious, according to TMZ.com.
Her dressing room requirements were just as specific - Perry requested fresh organic grown fruit, fresh cut crudites (cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snap peas & celery), healthy granola, dried figs, a large bowl of hummus and fresh guacamole.
Perry rang in the new year by performing at a private show at Caesars Palace's Fizz on Tuesday night (31Dec13) with boyfriend John Mayer watching from the wings.
Singer Katy Perry has sold off the California house she shared with ex-husband Russell Brand. The couple purchased the West Hollywood estate for $6.5 million (£4.3 million) in 2011 and she was granted the property, which they never moved into, when she split from the funnyman, as part of their divorce settlement in 2012.
The 1920s Mediterranean style house, which boasts seven bedrooms, a pool house, guest house and a lagoon-style swimming pool, was listed for $6 million (£4 million).
With its 14 tracks and 17 new videos, Beyoncé's new album (titled, appropriately, BEYONCE) dropped suddenly Thursday night. So, heading into this weekend, whether you'll be spending time at the club, shopping for last-minute gifts at the mall, or just taking a quick drive, you'll be sure to be greeted with something, anything, everything BEYONCE. And it's our job to make sure you're adequately prepared for the enormous undertaking that is this brand new album.
TO LISTEN:"Drunk in Love""Superpower""Heaven"
Most Definitely Going To Be Everywhere: "XO," which sounds like a feel-good Katy Perry pop anthem, only, you know, good.
Most Similar to "Diva," the most undervalued Beyoncé track: "***Flawless," which might be the only pop song to feature the literal definition of feminism and twerking done in the name of female overconfidence.
Most Likely to Be in Every Romantic Comedy Trailer: "Jealous," with its running through the streets, "If I Was A Boy"-style climax.
Dance Move Most Likely to Be Responsible for Injuries: The local Brazilian two-step in "Blue."
Most Similar to a Conan O'Brien Late Night Sketch: "Grown Woman," which features overdubbed footage of a young Beyoncé that's reminiscent of these old sketches.
What does "A Visual Album" mean? It means Bey made 17 music videos and is not about to put them all on Vevo.
Why so much? Why all at once?? Beyoncé does not get leaked. Beyoncé does not get upstaged. She knows what the people want. And all of you have been lauding the power of the binge watch. In short, Beyoncé ain't no HBO. She's Netflix.
What do I NEED to listen to? Superpower.
What do I NEED to watch? "Blow." "Blow." A million times, "Blow"!
Is there anything about this album that is not amazing? Drake, doing his best knock off of a church-going (or temple-going, as it were) Kanye West via 808s and Heartbreaks.
How should I feel about "Yoncé?" Like Beyoncé does not want to be referred to as "Bey" anymore. (In which case, my bad.)
How can I help the BEYONCE cause? By donating plain brick walls for underprivleged dancers to twerk it out against. And by not supporting the human hellhole that is beauty pageants. Unless, of course, you believe your child has the possibility to become a $350 million pop sensation. In which case, tape it!
Is there anything I can do in the presence of such greatness? Bow down, bitches.
Pop star Katy Perry has blamed the pressure to have children as a significant factor in her divorce from British comedian Russell Brand. The Roar hitmaker wed the funnyman in 2010 and she reveals he was eager for the couple to start a family - even though Perry made it clear she was too busy with her Teenage Dream album and wasn't emotionally ready to become a mother.
She tells Marie Claire magazine, "I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, if I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice - I'd have to be at home more. I really wanted to (have children), but I knew I wasn't ready for it. It wasn't like, 'Hey, let's have a kid because we're in love.'"
The couple split in December, 2011, and Perry has since moved on to date rocker John Mayer, but she insists motherhood still isn't on the cards for her anytime soon.
The 29 year old adds, "I'm definitely not there yet, and I can't plan that far in advance. When I decide to have a family, I'll just want to be mum for a little bit."
Pop star Katy Perry reluctantly broke off her romance with John Mayer in a bid to properly deal with her feelings following her 2011 marriage split from Russell Brand. The singer admits her emotions were all over the place when the British comedian filed for divorce in late December, 2011 because the breakdown of her marriage had occurred while she was still busy on her Teenage Dream world tour.
She recalls, "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now. I was, like, just eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos (cornmeal snacks) and drinking, and that's it."
She began dating Mayer in August, 2012, but forced herself to take a break from the fledgling relationship earlier this year (13) to fully reflect on her situation, and she insists the time apart has only made their relationship stronger after reuniting over the summer (13).
Perry tells Marie Claire magazine, "I took a break from my boyfriend, not one that I wanted. It was like a splash of cold water to search inward on what was going on with me. That is what let (sic) me to this new awakening, this realising, 'If I don't do some self-love, I'm not going to be able to keep the love that I want.' I still needed to deal with all of my ex-husband stuff. I hadn't. It's almost like if I kept talking about it, it would seem like I actually cared about it. I don't."
Now Perry can't help but gush about her love for Mayer, saying, "(It's) a rad, mature relationship... He's just a fantastic partner. I've been a fan of his for such a long time. He's got a brilliant, brilliant mind."
The pop beauty recently suggested she penned her hit single Roar about her on/off romance with Mayer, stating, "Roar is a song I wrote as I was a little bit upset. I found myself having a break with my boyfriend, who I loved very much and it really hurt my heart."
"I'm definitely not there yet, and I can't plan that far in advance. When I decide to have a family, I'll just want to be Mum for a little bit." Pop star Katy Perry isn't ready to start a family just yet. The 29 year old, who is currently dating rocker John Mayer, was previously married to British comedian Russell Brand.