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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As she announced in her appearance on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Katy Perry has added a second show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles that will take place the night after her sold-out November 22 show — this one free to thank fans for their incredible support throughout 2011. The November 23 “Katy Perry Gives Thanks” show will wrap up the global superstar’s sold-out 122-date California Dreams World Tour. For information on how to join Katy for this special event, visit www.facebook.com/katyperry between now and November 14. The show will be filmed so fans are encouraged to recreate their favorite Katy Perry look as they may be featured on camera.
Katy has had an amazing year that included four Grammy Award nominations for her double-platinum album Teenage Dream, which spawned a record-breaking five No. 1 Pop and Hot 100 singles: “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” “Firework” also took home the 2011 MTV Video Music Award for “Video of the Year.” Katy ends 2011 with three American Music Award nominations (including “Artist of the Year”) and a leading seven People’s Choice Awards nominations, including “Favorite Female Artist” and “Favorite Song of the Year” for “E.T.”
Katy appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to debut the video for her current single “The One That Got Away,” directed by Floria Sigismondi.
Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto (Capitol Records) enters The Billboard 200 at No. 1, becoming the band’s third consecutive studio album to debut atop both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart as No. 1 rankings continue to come in from around the globe.
Mylo Xyloto has also set the record for the highest first week album sales ever on the iTunes Store worldwide – a milestone Coldplay first achieved in 2008 with the release of Viva La Vida. In the U.S., sales across all formats totaled 447,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Chris Martin will guest on “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday, November 9. His interview and performance will air live on Howard 100 on Sirius XM Radio and on Howard TV on “On Demand.”
Coldplay will be the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on November 12. Emma Stone will be the host. On Wednesday, December 7, the band will appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” You can check out Coldplay performing its new single, “Paradise,” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at:http://ellen.warnerbros.com/videos/index.php?mediaKey=0_gwj6a3bp
Dolly Parton‘s highly anticipated new album Better Day is set for a June 28 release date through her own Dolly Records, which is distributed through Warner Music Nashville. To coincide with the album’s release, Dolly will launch a world tour bringing her throughout America and then onto the U.K. and Europe in August and September, then Australia in November in support of the new album. Better Day is the follow-up to Dolly’s critically acclaimed and successful 2008 Backwoods Barbie album. Featuring 12 original compositions, Better Day marks the fourth release on the independent label.