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Katy Perry On The Cover of GQ Magazine—Discusses Love, Sex, Music and More!

In a revealing interview (and what else but a few revealing outfits as well) in  the February issue of GQ magazine, Katy Perry discusses love, sex, music, celeb friends and more.  As expected, the pop star doesn’t hold back on issues concerning virginity, cosmetic surgery and not getting high.   On newsstands now.

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Katy Perry "Prismatic World Tour" Ticket Presales Will Begin Next Week For Select Markets

Ticket Down announces that presale ticket sales for Katy Perry’s 2014 “Prismatic World Tour” will begin next week for select markets. Currently there is no specific information on exact presale dates for the tour. The “Prismatic” tour is in support of Perry’s fourth studio album “Prism.” The first leg of her tour will take the pop star acrossEurope including Northern Ireland, Scotland and England before venturing back across the ocean to the United States.

Katy Perry‘s North America Tour Dates:

6/22/14 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena *
6/24/14 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center *
6/27/14 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena *
6/28/14 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena *
6/30/14 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum *
7/2/14 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center *
7/3/14 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena *
7/9/14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
7/11/14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center *
7/15/14 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre *
7/16/14 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre *
7/18/14 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre *
7/22/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center *
7/24/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center *
8/1/14 – Boston, MA – TD Garden *
8/4/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center *
8/7/14 – Chicago, IL – United Center *
8/10/14 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena ^
8/11/14 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills ^
8/13/14 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena ^
8/14/14 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena ^
8/16/14 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center ^
8/17/14 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center ^
8/19/14 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center ^
8/20/14 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena ^
8/22/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center ^
8/23/14 – Fargo, ND – FARGODOME ^
8/26/14 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre ^
8/28/14 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre ^
8/29/14 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome ^
8/31/14 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place ^
9/9/14 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena #
9/12/14 – Portland, OR – Moda Center #
9/13/14 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome #
9/16/14 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center #
9/19/14 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center #
9/22/14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center #
9/25/14 – Glendale, AZ – Jobing.com Arena #
9/26/14 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena #
9/29/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena #
9/30/14 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center #
10/2/14 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center #
10/5/14 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum #
10/6/14 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
10/8/14 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena #
10/10/14 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center ~

*With Capital Cities
^ With Kasey Musgraves
# With Tegan and Sara
~ TBD

Fans around the world will pack stadiums and arenas to see the star play some of the catchiest songs in the music business. Some of Katy Perry’s most popular songs include: Unconditionally, Hot N Cold, California Gurls, If We Ever Meet Again, Teenage Dream, Firework, Part of Me, Roar andI Kissed a Girl. It was the latter that instantly made the 29-year-old native of Santa Barbara, CA a star. The song reached the top of charts around the world including 4x certified platinum in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

Katy Perry’s supporting acts for the North American Leg of her tour include: Capital Cities, Tegan and Sara and Kasey Musgraves dependent upon the city and venue. Capital Cities will be with Katy to kick off her tour and then Kasey Musgraves will be her warm up act for the middle of the tour and Tegan and Sara will be the supporting act for the last third of the tour. Going out on the tour for the European portion of the tour is Swedish duo, Icona Pop. The duo saw their popularity rapidly grow this year with their club hit, I Love it. The duo has also been in the news lately with the announcement that they will be joiningMiley Cyrus on her “Bangerz” tour next year. Perry isn’t only popular with the fans as she has had several stars collaborate with her for some of her biggest songs. Timbaland joined Perry on If We Ever Meet Again, Kanye West joined her on E.T. and Snoop Dogg was on her California Gurls track. With a star-studded group of collaborators, one never knows who might join Perry on stage.

Perry has been nominated for numerous awards in her career including nine Grammy Award nominations. In 2012, Perry was named the 2012 Woman of the Year and has turned into a mainstream star. She is a celebrity endorser for numerous products, did a voice in The Smurfs, took part in an autobiographical 3D film and was married to actor/comedian Russell Brand.

The California native is one of the highest selling digital-selling artists in the world trailing only Rihanna and Lady Gaga and holds the distinction of being the artist with the longest tenure in the top 10 of the Hot 100 list. Throughout her brief career, Perry has already sold more than 11 million albums and more than 80 million singles.

The “Prismatic World Tour” will be her first since the California Dreams Tour in 2011 that grossed close to $49 million. It was one of the highest grossing tours of the year and the Prism tour should see itself high on that list for 2014.

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Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour Kicks Off June 22

International superstar, Katy Perry, will kick off the North American leg of her highly anticipated PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR on June 22nd in Raleigh, North Carolina. The 46-city tour is presented by Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. She will be touring in support of PRISM, which debuted at number one on The Billboard 200 and remains in the Top Ten three months after release. The platinum album has given Katy her biggest ever single with “Roar”, while “Dark Horse” just became her lucky 13th Top Ten hit on The Billboard Hot 100.

Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara will open for Katy in different markets during the 4-month North American tour.

“THE PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR is coming to light up some of my favorite North American cities this summer, as well as some new cities that you introduced me to through your video requests” said Katy. “This colorful show will bring you all the songs you know as well as ones from my new album,PRISM. I’m so excited that I got to hand-select some of my favorite artists to join me on this journey – I know you’ll love Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara as much as I do.”

The state-of-the art stage, specifically designed by Katy for The Prismatic World Tour, allows her to get closer to her fans than ever before. The one-of-a-kind set design will provide concert-goers with a truly magical experience from every angle in the arena. Ticket offerings include a limited number of general admission tickets in the intimate “Reflection Section”.

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Frozen Soundtrack Chills Out the Album Chart Frozen Soundtrack Competition

The soundtrack to Disney’s winter movie Frozen has landed the film a very rare double in the U.S. — number ones on the Billboard 200 album chart and the box office countdown in the same week.

It becomes only the fourth animated film soundtrack to reach number one in the chart’s 58-year history, ending Beyonce’s reign at the top of the countdown in the process.

The project, featuring songs by the movie’s actresses Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, and pop star Demi Lovato, reaches the top with New Year week sales of 165,000 and claims the number one spot as much of America freezes as winter weather brings many cities to a standstill.

Beyonce’s self-titled album drops a spot from number one, where it spent three weeks, while Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 stays put at three and Katy Perry’s PRISM rises from five to four.

Meanwhile, Timber, Ke$ha’s new collaboration with Pitbull, ends Eminem and Rihanna’s four-week reign at the top of the Bilboard Hot 100 singles countdown – and lands a TransAtlantic double. The track hit the top of the U.K. charts on Sunday.

The news will give the Tik Tok singer something to smile about after checking into rehab last week to seek treatment for an eating disorder.

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Katy Perry Has Very Specific Demands For Hotel Stays

Katy Perry reportedly demands a director’s chair be placed in her room before she will check into a hotel.

The pop star’s penchant for a movie mogul’s seat is just one of a list of items she has one of her aides give to hotel staff before she will stay at any hotel in the world.

According to Life & Style magazine, Katy also requires a selection of snacks with a bowl of ranch dressing, at least six different sodas and beverages, a coffee maker and a full-length mirror for her stays.

Katy’s boyfriend John Mayer also makes a series of specific requests. Among his must-have items are a bottle of fine whiskey, bottles of water, various sodas and a platter of fresh fruit.

The couple’s demands also allegedly extend to their riders for concerts, TV appearances and radio promos.

A source told the publication: “John and Katy get VIP treatment wherever they go. It’s usually all the same items for TV shows, backstage at concerts and hotels.”

Katy and John have recently been promoting their duet, Who You Love, together and are believed to have spent the Christmas holidays with one another.

Source: Bang Showbiz

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Britney Spears Debuts New Show "Britney: Piece Of Me" To Sold Out Audience At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Legendary pop icon Britney Spears brought art to life, making her famous lyrics a reality by proving fans really do want a “piece of her” during her premiere performance of the appropriately-titled “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Marking the beginning of her two-year residency at the fully reconstructed The AXIS Theater, Britney debuted her new show to multiple standing ovations and a star-studded, sold-out crowd that included Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Kellen Lutz, Sia, DJ Pauly D, Serena Williams, Adam Lambert and Mario Lopez.

Dazzling fans with show-stopping performances for more than 15 years, Britney has truly brought her most spectacular show ever to Las Vegas. A celebration of one of the most illustrious careers in music history, the jaw-dropping production is a compilation of more than 20 of Britney’s worldwide hits, including “Baby One More Time,” “Oops I Did It Again,” “Toxic,” “Circus,” “Womanizer” and “Slave 4 U,” as well as new material from her recently-released album “Britney Jean.”

“Britney: Piece of Me” is the most cutting-edge pop concert experience ever produced for Las Vegas, featuring a 4-piece band, 14 dancers, elaborate sets, unforgettable costumes and state-of-the-art, never-before-seen technology. Directed by one of the industry’s most well-respected creative directors for live stage entertainment, Baz Halpin, the show’s creative team also includes assistant creative director Melisa Garcia, multimedia designer GEODEZIK, choreographers The Squared Division and costume designer Marco Marco.

Britney is the first artist-in-residence to be housed in Planet Hollywood’s newly renovated The AXIS Theater, which features one of the largest indoor video and projection installations in the world. With its innovative dance floor and exclusive table and bottle service provided by Drai’s Management Group, The AXIS is part nightclub and part theater, setting it apart from any other venue in Las Vegas. The 4,600-seat, intimately-sized theater allows Britney’s fans to see her as they’ve never seen her before.

Tickets and VIP packages for performances through Sept. 2014 are currently on sale. General ticket prices range from $59 to $229, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at BritneyPieceofMe.com or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. Prices for VIP packages vary depending upon the show date. All shows begin at 9 p.m. PT, with the exception of the special Tuesday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve performance, which will begin at 10 p.m. PT.

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Katy Perry, John Mayer’s Home Often Silent

U.S. singer Katy Perry said she and boyfriend John Mayer will often go an entire day without talking at the home they share to rest their voices.

The singers both need frequent vocal rest, especially Mayer, who recently suffered serious vocal-cord problems, People magazine reported Friday.

“I understood that he couldn’t talk, and the only way he could communicate was through an iPad,” Perry said during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “Some days I have to go on complete vocal rest, like no anything, no whispering. Whispering is actually really bad. There’s just a lot of silence in our house most of the time.”

DeGeneres suggested the two begin playing Pictionary.

“We should just learn sign language,” Perry said.

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Video: John Mayer & Katy Perry Debut "Who Do You Love" On GMA

You love who you love,” sing John Mayer and Katy Perry in their new single together, and their new video reveals that “who you love” is someone with whom you’re willing to ride — and fall off — a mechanical bull.

The two stopped by “Good Morning America” on Tuesday morning to debut their music video for “Who You Love,” which shows couples riding mechanical bulls in slow motion. Mayer and Perry also saddle up in front of falling fireworks, and sing to each other throughout the video.

The appearance marked their first television interview together. “We don’t know exactly what kind of body language we’re supposed to be exhibiting at the moment,” joked Mayer of the onscreen nuances. “You get too close, it’s a little too touchy-feely, and then you get too far, they say, ‘I don’t see chemistry.'” Perry added, “They’ll see chemistry in the video.”

Source:Billboard
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Katy Perry Suffers Technical Difficulties During Awards Show Performance

Singer Katy Perry battled technical difficulties while performing at the NRJ Awards in France this weekend (14-15Dec13).

The pop superstar took to the stage to perform her hit single Roar, but had to stop midway through the set because she was out of sync with the audio and background screens.

Running onto the stage to alert Perry to the issue, the host asked her to “restart” because they “had a little problem”, and added, “I’m really sorry to stop all your energy.”

Despite the mishap, Perry had reason to celebrate at the prizegiving – she was a double winner at the ceremony, which was held at the Cannes Festival Palace in the south of France, as she scooped the International Female Artist of the Year title and landed International Song of the Year for Roar.

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MTV Names Miley Cyrus Best Artist of 2013

MTV today announced that pop sensation Miley Cyrus (Miley.MTV.com) has been selected by its Music and News teams as MTV’s Best Artist of 2013. Additionally, according to traffic data from music discovery site, Artists.MTV.com, Cyrus had the year’s most visited artist page, while her medley of “We Can’t Stop/Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke from the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” tops the list as the most watched video of 2013.

In addition, MTV’s 2013 “Best Of” lists will continue to roll out this week, including the Top 10 Best Movies on Wednesday, December 11, Best Songs on Thursday, December 12 and Best Movie Characters on Friday, December 13. To view all of MTV’s year-end content visit BestOf.MTV.com.

Miley Cyrus dominated both the charts and headlines this year with the release of the critically acclaimed #1 album, Bangerz, two #1 worldwide smash singles, “We Can’t Stop,” and “Wrecking Ball,” two jaw dropping performances during the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” and “MTV EMA”, an original MTV documentary “Miley: The Movement,” as well as a memorable turn as a host and performer on Saturday Night Live.

She is only the third artist to receive the distinction of being named MTV’s Best Artist of the Year with past honorees including Katy Perry (2011) and One Direction (2012).

Several members of this year’s graduating class of MTV’s Artists to Watch, a biweekly campaign in which an artist and their music are showcased across all of MTV’s networks and screens, made the editorial lists. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who made history as the first artists to perform at all three MTV award show events in a single calendar year, were named #2 best artist of 2013, while New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde who scored a massive anti-hit with “Royals,” ranks as #9 on the list. In early 2014, MTV will announce this year’s Artist to Watch class.

The criteria for the editorial lists included album and single sales, touring, airplay, social media, Internet and overall impact.

MTV’s Best Artist of 2013:

1. Miley Cyrus

2. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

3. Justin Timberlake

4. Kanye West

5. One Direction

6. Katy Perry

7. Drake

8. Bruno Mars

9. Lorde

10. Lady Gaga

Artists.MTV.com’s Top Artists (ranked by overall fan visits)

1. Miley Cyrus

2. Lil Wayne

3. Taylor Swift

4. Rihanna

5. Justin Bieber

6. Eminem

7. One Direction

8. Bruno Mars

9. Nicki Minaj

10. Beyonce

Artists.MTV Most Watched Music Videos (ranked by overall fan visits):

1. Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke “We Can’t Stop/Blurred Lines” Live from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

2. Bruno Mars, “When I Was Your Man”

3. Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”

4. T.I. feat Lil Wayne, “Wit Me”

5. ENUR feat Nicki Minaj, “I’m That Chick”

6. Justin Timberlake/NSYNC “Medley” Live from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

7. Linkin Park, “Burn It Down”

8. Taylor Swift, “Red” Live from the 2013 CMT Music Awards

9. Bruno Mars, “Treasure”

10. Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” Live from 2012 MTV EMA.