Oh hey, Katy Perry, what you got there? A crushed velvet red dress? Wait a second, that looks familiar … did you take a time machine back to 1993 and steal that out of my closet? Are you wearing the dress I wore to my eighth grade dance? Jesus, Katy Perry, I would have let you borrow it if you’d just asked!
Also, did you manage to drag those two kids standing behind you into the wayback machine, too? What else could explain Jean Vest Ensemble and Tiger Boobs Shirt? [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
One of the most talked about songs to hit the airwaves in recent weeks is Katy Perry’s latest, “Roar.” While I’m not a Katy fan, I must admit the tune is catchy, the kind of melody and beat that could very easily get stuck in your brain for days on end. Perhaps it’s that earworm-y quality that explains why “Roar” sounds really, really similar to another recent song from a female pop singer — Sara Bareilles’ “Brave.” Bareilles released “Brave” four months ago and Perry was among its fans, tweeting her approval at Bareilles herself. She liked it so much, she basically rerecorded it with different lyrics! Above, portions of the two songs, back to back. Katy, explain yourself! [Flavorwire]
Katy Perry was snapped leaving a West Hollywood recording studio on Monday, in the above ensemble. Yeah, maybe she was working on her record. But we think it’s more likely, based on the frilly cravat she’s wearing, that she was simply jamming out to “Purple Rain.” [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Man, they’ll really hand out these Vogue covers to just about anyone these days. It’s not like Anna Wintour hasn’t put an actual model on there in eons, or anything. Katy Perry is the latest pop star of dubious cultural significance to land the coveted spot, featuring what I feel like is a fairly awkward shot of her crouched on the grass in a Rodarte floral dress and bold red lip. It’s pretty, but, like, kind of BORING? They couldn’t think of anything better to do with a woman who has shot whipped cream out of her tits onstage than have her look wistful and Arthurian in a field? Weird. (Weirder: the headline in the bottom right corner.) [Fashionista] [Photo: VOGUE]