Katy Perry

Rue From ‘The Hunger Games’ Understands Something About Racism That So Many Americans Don’t

Her gorgeous performance as Rue from The Hunger Games attracted a cascade of racist responses on social media, but now teenager Amandla Sternberg is becoming a public voice on the topics of race and culture, thanks to a Tumblr video that has gone viral. In a few short, well-produced moments, Sternberg answered one question that American media consumers and creators fail to understand, and raised another that we’d all do well to seriously consider. And she did it all as history class project, with the help of a friend. … Read More

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Music’s Most Pointless “Catfights”

Earlier this week, in her new Rolling Stone cover story, Madonna said something that resonated with women everywhere: “We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I’m doing.”

This is especially true if you’re a female performer of a certain status. Even Madonna atoned for her feud with Lady Gaga, telling RS, “The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs [‘Express Yourself’/’Born This Way’]. It’s got nothing to do with ‘she’s taking my crown’ or ‘she’s in some space of mine.’” … Read More

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It’s On Them: The Grammys Need to Practice What They Preach About Domestic and Sexual Violence

Following last year’s mass gay marriage, the Grammys got political again during last night’s ceremony. Beyoncé, Common, and John Legend honored Selma and all that the film represents, while Prince shouted out “Black Lives Matter” from the stage. Sam Smith thanked the man who inspired all his love songs, in the process acknowledging his sexual orientation in pop’s most public arena. Most pointedly, Katy Perry, President Obama, and activist Brooke Axtell presented a three-part PSA and performance against domestic violence and sexual assault. It was a touching gesture, but with Chris Brown, R. Kelly, and Eminem all up for (and, in some cases, winning) awards last night, it also felt disingenuous coming from an Academy — and an industry — that continues to support real assailants. … Read More

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Katy Perry Is Developing a Video Game With Makers of ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’

Human confection Katy Perry is developing a video game about her life in conjunction with Glu Mobile, the smartphone developers… Read More

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You Too Can Become the Super Bowl “Left Shark”

Tom Brady may have been honoured with the MVP title after last weekend’s Super Bowl, but the real star of… Read More

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Adele Stole a Burrito from Katy Perry

ELLE’s March cover story appears to be full of candid tidbits from Katy Perry, including but not limited to her… Read More

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Finding Meaning in the Aftermath of the Super Bowl: Links You Need to See

Let’s start out with the most important part of the Super Bowl: the commercials. Who cares about the winner of the game when the real question is which commercial was best. Compiled here are both the best and worst commercials of the Super Bowl. Watch at your own delight and peril. … Read More

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Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Show: It’s Hip to Be Square

As far as hypemen go, human smiling-poop emoji Katy Perry makes for a chirpy one. Compared to special guest Missy Elliott in “Rhythm Nation”-era Janet Jackson mode, Perry was downright uncool at the Super Bowl last night, whooping “c’mon” while showing off how far a few albums’ worth of arm-dancing practice gets you. Yet the nine-song set had its redeeming… Read More

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How Well Do You Know Halftime?

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