With millions of inane tweets being pumped out every day, it can be hard to keep track of actual celebrity gossip, feuds and random observations that make Twitter so much fun. So we’re rounding up the week in Twitter drama – or Twama for those of you not yet sick of cutesy word combos!
By Kara Klenk
Katy Perry Tells Everyone To Step Off
Katy Perry's divorce drama intensified when her parents began speaking to the media and as usually Katy used Twitter as a way to silence the rumors.
Seriously, Mama and Papa Perry need to lock it up and drop out of Michael Lohan’s School for Parenting.
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Katy Perry has been laying low since the announcement of her divorce from Russell Brand. Rumors abound about where Perry is and what frame of mind she's in (some say the split was pretty amicable and that she's doing just fine, others say she's a sad, teary-eyed mess), but our favorite bit of gossip has it that the Grammy-nominated "Firework" songbird is getting comfort from her close friend and sister in chart-topping pop, Rihanna.
As source tells Britain's The Sun (via MTV UK) that Perry contacted the "We Found Love" singer after learning that Brand filed for divorce and Rihanna invited her friend to join her in her native Barbados to regroup. "Katy was embarrassed about calling her parents as they'd been so against Russell in the first place, but Rihanna was a great support for her and she really helped to calm her down," the source claims. "When Katy told her the news, she suggested flying down to Barbados to stay with her and her family."
(For what it's worth, a similar report in The Mirror claimed Perry and RiRi were instead Mexico-bound for a girls' only vacation.)
If Perry is indeed getting a little post-split TLC from Rihanna, we know she's in good hands because Princess Ri is eternally doling out the best advice on Twitter. We've rounded up some of our favorite bits of insight here but be warned, as anyone who follows Rihanna on Twitter knows (and if you're not following her, what's wrong with you – she is the best celeb to follow), the language gets a little salty – but her heart is always in the right place (even if her mouth is in the gutter). Read on for more! Read More...
By Sterling Wong
"She works hard for the money," Donna Summer once sang, and just as it was the case in 1983, pop stars these days have to work their butts off to earn those album purchases, downloads and concert ticket sales in this age of YouTube, X-Box and Angry Birds.
But while some singers identify with the Protestant work ethic espoused by Donna, there are others who, as Bruno Mars puts it, “don’t feel like doing anything [and] just wanna lay in my bed.” And it’s not always only those who are hardworking who find success, as the popularity of Bruno proves. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it.
So, who’s working hard and who’s not? In the spirit of Christmas, we decided to put together a pop star naughty and nice list for Santa. Read More...
The time has come!
Last week, we opened voting to find out which 2011 videos from fan-favorite artists Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Beyonce and Chris Brown were your favorites of the year and after several thousand votes were cast, we have the results!
So which videos ruled the roost in 2011? Check 'em out below.
Katy Perry, "The One that Got Away"
Katy's most recent clip dominated the competition, taking 54.76 percent of the vote. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" held it up in second with 30.73 percent while Katy's spring smash "E.T." nabbed only 14.51 percent of the vote (probably because the visual spectacle is further back in people's memories than her more recent vids).
Read on for the fan-favorite videos from Swift, Brit, Queen Bey and Chris Brown! Read More...
By Zachary Swickey
We already knew that U2 was going to set a new record for highest grossing tour of all time, and of course they have now officially done so – pulling in $293 million more bones this year alone (which means they could pretty much recreate Scrooge McDuck’s swimming pool of money in the real world) from 44 shows as Billboard reports in their list of the top-grossing tours of 2011.
While vets like U2, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and Take That (Take Who?) take the four top spots, the younger generation of artists aren’t far behind in the money race with birthday girl Taylor Swift rounding out the top five (blowing away several big name acts like the Eagles and Journey who have apparently not stopped believin’). The country charmer grossed a staggering $97 million on her 89-date tour behind Speak Now … 87 of which were impressively sold-out!
Plenty of other MTV favorites managed to make the list. Read on to find out who! Read More...
It's been a big year for Katy Perry. She broke long-held music industry records, scored a bunch of Grammy nominations (and is up for even more in 2012), won a boat load of awards and, very importantly, made some great music videos.
(This weekend, she also hosted "Saturday Night Live" and was pretty damn funny!)
While the video that won her the VMA for Video of the Year, "Firework," was actually released in 2010, she kept the quality level high with the three clips she released in 2011. But which one was her fans' favorite? Check 'em out below and vote in our poll after the jump!
Read on for "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" and "The One That Got Away" and to vote for Katy's best video of 2011. Read More...
It’s always an honor to head over to 30 Rock, attend "Saturday Night Live" rehearsals and get to interview the celebs they’ve picked to be on the show that week. It's a chance I'd never turn my nose at. This week, I had the most awesome pleasure of chatting with this week's host Katy Perry and musical guest Robyn. (The pair had previously toured together on Katy’s "California Dreams" tour, FYI.)
In addition to getting some awesome inside scoop about the show from the two pop stars (and just who Katy is getting hosting advice from. Hint: She’s married to him), I also got the chance to check out the duo, joined by Bill Hader, doing his legendary Stefon act, putting together one of the show’s funny little promos.
In between takes, the trio hung around, chatted a bit and Bill pretty much stayed in his Stefon character the entire time. In the hours leading up to Katy and Robyn's episode, airing Saturday night (obviously!), we're sure you'll see these promos rolling out. But because we’re MTV News and we can offer you some fun behind-the-scenes footage you won’t really see anywhere else, check out what didn’t make the final cut for the network after the jump! Read More...
Katy Perry is making some California Dreams come true. Through ticket sales on her, um, "California Dreams Tour," the pop star raised more $175,000 for over 50 organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, Children’s Health Fund and Generosity Water.
By selling select tickets through Tickets-for-Charity.com, Perry was able to help raise funds for the organizations nearest and dearest to her. "I’m thrilled to be able to help support the work these organizations are doing to fight and prevent animal cruelty, provide health care to homeless children and bring clean drinking water to communities around the world," she said in a statement. "I can’t thank my amazing fans enough for their generosity in helping these great causes by choosing Tickets-for-Charity.com for their tickets!"
Katy certainly has had a fruitful 2011. Her music broke records, she took home some big-time awards (like VMAs and AMAs), appeared on the big screen in the “Smurfs” flick, went on a hugely successful headlining tour and launched several other endeavors, like her first-ever perfume, Purr, which she’ll follow up with Meow!
Katy Perry and Russell Brand can’t seem to shake off those divorce rumors. In a new chat with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show (airing Friday), the British funnyman is hoping to shut everyone up once and for all by explicitly saying he’s not getting divorced from his wife of one year.
"There are always rumors, aren't there? In the end you have to just not engage with Internet technology, which is difficult because a lot of the nude women websites I quite enjoy,” he joked, before going on to pledge his undying love for his pop star wifey.
"I've treated the whole Internet now like it's a wicked little liar. Yeah. I am really happily married,” he added. “I'm married to Katy. Perpetually, until death do us part was the pledge."
Russell’s comments come just one day (YES, THAT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY) after Grammy-nominee Ms. Perry (or Mrs. Brand, depending on how you view things) took to Twitter to slam all that split chatter. “First I'm pregnant & then I'm divorced. What am I All My Children?! #ericakane #pshhh #ifihadadollarforeverytime ...” she tweeted. Read More...
Remember last week when Katy Perry was rumored to be pregnant and it turns out she was just bloated? Well, this week, it seems, Ms. Perry is getting a divorce from her hubby Russell Brand. (But, she isn’t, obviously.)
Ok, so here’s how it shakes out. According to E! News, the Internet began speculating that the pop star and her funny man were going their separate ways when a report surfaced on TMZ that the twosome were looking to be onesomes in the near future. TMZ leader Harvey Levin denied that a report like that ever existed on his site.
Regardless, it seems that the rumor picked up enough steam for Katy to address it on Twitter. “First I'm pregnant & then I'm divorced. What am I All My Children?! #ericakane #pshhh #ifihadadollarforeverytime ...” she tweeted, displaying her signature sense of humor and sass. Read More...