Activist Investor Questions Perry Ellis Acquisition Deal

The battle for Perry Ellis International might be heating up again.
On Thursday, Water Island Capital disclosed a 5.5 percent ownership stake in the company and in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing said it “does not believe that the merger consideration” by Feldenkreis Holdings LLC “represents fair value to the Issuer’s shareholders.” It went on to say that it is “considering various options and remedies to maximize the value of its shares in connection with the merger.”
As reported, in mid-August, the Perry Ellis Special Committee ended discussions with Randa Accessories which had submitted a higher $ 444 million offer for the company and reiterated a commitment to a $ 437 million transaction it inked with former chief executive officer George Feldenkreis to take the company private. Randa had offered $ 28.90 a share to Feldenkreis’ $ 27.50.
The special committee said the decision was a response to news that an inbound licensor would not approve a change in control of the license to Randa should it buy the company. It said the inbound licensor was the company’s largest, leaving speculation that it was Nike Inc., which has a business with Perry Ellis valued at more than $ 100 million.
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USA Gymnastics Head Kerry Perry Resigns Amid Pressure Over Sexual Abuse Scandal

Kerry Perry, who was appointed president and CEO of USA Gymnastics at the beginning of the year to guide the struggling organization through a sexual abuse scandal involving national team doctor Larry Nassar, has resigned, effective immediately.

In a letter to its members posted on its website on Tuesday morning, Karen Golz, chair of the USA Gymnastics board of directors, said: “I am writing to tell you that USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry informed our Board of Directors last night that she will resign effective immediately. On behalf of the board, I want to thank Kerry for her leadership under very difficult circumstances.”

Perry was brought in by previous board members who were in place during the many years that Nassar is accused of sexually abusing hundreds of gymnasts and athletes, from those he saw at his offices in Michigan State University to members of national, world and Olympic teams. The athletes say they were abused both at the national training center as well as in hotel rooms during competitions. He is currently serving an up to 175 year prison sentence in Michigan for sexual abuse charges.

Perry’s ouster was made more likely after U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Sarah Hirshland questioned Perry’s response to the concerns of survivors. Hirshland said to USA Today Sports it was “time to consider making adjustments in the leadership.” USA Gymnastics, as well as the USOC, still face lawsuits by many gymnasts, including members of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic teams, for failing to protect them from Nassar.

They maintain that they reported Nassar’s abuse to USA Gymnastics well before he was fired in 2015, but that the organization failed to immediately report the abuse to law enforcement.

Although many of the board members and other people in leadership positions at USAG during Nassar’s tenure either resigned or were fired, many survivors continued to question Perry’s lack of firm leadership and reluctance to take responsibility for the scandal and USAG’s role in it. Last week, Perry appointed Mary Lee Tracy as head development coach for the women’s elite team, a decision immediately criticized by the sexual abuse survivors, including Olympian Aly Raisman, who noted that Tracy had publicly supported Nassar even after many had already come forward accusing him of sexual abuse. Three days later, Tracy said on social media that she was asked by USAG to resign after attempting to contact Raisman.

Throughout her nine-month tenure, Perry only addressed the media once about the Nassar scandal, at a press conference held during the U.S. National Championships in August. Survivors, including Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian, the latest Olympians to come forward reporting sexual abuse by Nassar, say they have not received any support or apology from Perry or the federation. USAG maintains they are not permitted to speak to the survivors who are still in litigation with the organization.

Perry did terminate USAG’s relationship with Bela and Martha Karolyi, both of whom served as the women’s elite team national coordinator. She also cancelled USAG’s previous agreement to purchase the Karolyi ranch, which had been named as the national training center by her predecessor, Steve Penny. But the decision to cancel the monthly training sessions at the ranch came after Olympian Simone Biles tweeted last January about her abuse at the facility, and her reluctance to continue training there. USAG also has a new Athlete Task Force which is supposed to provide athletes with more access to leadership at the organization, but no Nassar survivors are part of the group.

Raisman and others have been vocal about the need for a complete change at the organization. Members of the gymnastics community have taken to social media in the wake of Perry’s departure, noting that people directly involved with covering up for Nassar remain at the organization, including chief operating officer Ron Gallimore, who the Indianapolis Star reported helped to provide cover stories for why Nassar was no longer working with USAG.

USAG appointed a management committee to run the federation as it conducts a search for a new CEO.

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Tyler Perry Offers Former Cosby Show Actor Work on New Show After He Got Shamed for Trader Joe’s Job

Tyler Perry invited Geoffrey Owens to join his show after the former Cosby Show star was shamed for working at Trader Joe’s.

Images of Owens working at a local Trader Joe’s went viral online, prompting several comments shaming him for his job. Others, however, came to Owens’s defense and shared stories of the jobs they have had throughout their careers.

Among those who showed support for Owens is Perry, who invited the actor to join his show on the OWN network in a tweet.

“I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs,” Perry said. “The measure of a true artist.”

Perry has three shows at OWN this year, including The Paynes, The Haves and the Have Nots and If Loving You Is Wrong, Deadline reports. The Haves and the Have Nots was the No. 1 original scripted series for African-American viewers in 2017.

Speaking on Good Morning America on Tuesday, Owens said the experience shed light on the “dignity” of work and that “every job is worthwhile and valuable.” The outpouring of empathy toward his situation revealed that many working actors and artists often take on different jobs to make ends meet.

“I was really devastated,” Owens said of the shaming he received. “But the period of devastation was so short.”


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Katy Perry denied Dr. Luke raped her in newly unsealed deposition

Katy Perry denied being raped by music producer Dr. Luke in a July 2017 deposition that was recently unsealed.

The singer was asked multiple times if she was raped or sexually assaulted by Dr. Luke — or if she had ever claimed she was – and each time she said she hadn’t, court documents show.

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Perry Ellis ends buyout talks with Randa

Money isn’t everything to Perry Ellis. The Miami-based apparel maker said Tuesday that it ended talks with Randa Accessories, which was trying to take it private at $ 28.90 a share — beating an offer made by Perry Ellis’ founder, George Feldenkreis, by $ 1.40 a share. Despite the higher offer, Perry Ellis had previously deemed it…
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Tiffany Haddish Gets All Ugly Face Over Tyler Perry During Laugh Factory Routine [Video]

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According to Anita Bennett’s UrbanHollywood411, funny woman Tiffany Haddish not only brought the house down Saturday night at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles with laughter, but ended up breaking down in tears herself.

During her set at the famous Sunset Strip comedy club, Haddish joked about being thrifty, taking a sabbatical from sex, receiving a car from Tyler Perry and being gifted the wardrobe from her upcoming film, Night School, with Kevin Hart.

Haddish warned fans they’ll see the outfits over and over, because she believes in recycling.

She also joked about her role in Perry’s upcoming comedy, Nobody’s Fool. She said the director’s rapid-fire production method caught her off guard.

“We shot that whole movie in ten days. I don’t know if it’s gone be any good,” she said to laughter.

“I don’t know if this sh–’s gone be funny. I don’t know what the continuity is gonna look like,” she joked. “I don’t know if in one scene, I’m gonna have three hairdos. I don’t know.”

Then someone in the audience yelled, “Tell us about the car!”

 

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There is nowhere you can turn without seeing Tiffany Haddish, from her scene-stealing role in last summer’s Girls Trip to host of the MTV Movie and TV Awards, and soon you will be seeing her in a brand new Tesla courtesy of Tyler Perry. Haddish, who stars in Perry’s upcoming movie Nobody’s Fool, took to Instagram on Friday to […]

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Perry Ellis at center of surprising bidding war

Perry Ellis is suddenly hot again — at least in the financial world. A bidding war for the 40-year-old brand erupted Monday between licensing firm Randa Accessories and Perry Ellis’ former chief and largest investor, George Feldenkreis, who two weeks ago won board approval to take the firm private. Randa’s $ 28-a-share bid is only 50…
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Mo’Nique Secretly Tapes Conversation With Tyler Perry

The drama between actress-comedienne Mo’Nique and mogul movie Tyler Perry has not been put on pause. In fact, Mo kicked the saga into high-gear after releasing a phone conversation of herself, husband-manager Sydney and Perry.

In the recordings, obtained by RollingOut, Tyler admits that the “difficult to work with” brand that has been attributed to Mo’Nique was unfair. He also said he would pay Mo additional money for the movie Precious, something she previously said never happened.

In the audio, Tyler is also heard stating that Mo’Nique should have been paid to promote the movie Precious overseas, another point she has made on several occasions but even Whoopi Goldberg criticized her for it.

Transcribed below are some of the recorded exchanges with Perry.

Note: the content contains profanity.

Sidney: “When you have that same Black man in Lee Daniels in an interview with Sundance — and I’m telling you somebody’s gonna get that interview — they say what was it like to work with Mo’Nique?”

Tyler: “She’s the Black Oprah Winfrey.”

Sidney: “She’s the Black version of Oprah Winfrey, and it was incredible.”

Tyler: “This is why I’m calling you right now. I just watched the podcast. And the reason I’m calling, I sat down here and watched it, and I’m looking at you and I’m looking at Mo’Nique and I see pain there, I see hurt. I don’t want to be a part of anybody, anybody being hurt.”

Mo’Nique: “It ain’t like I’m no b—- that show up at the party and I don’t perform. It ain’t like I show up drunk and high and I don’t know my lines, it ain’t like that. And y’all know that, so when you and that brother [Lee Daniels] got together a year ago, did y’all at any time say, ‘Ah man, what we did to that sister wasn’t fair, it wasn’t fair’?”

Tyler: “I can totally see the way you see that, but this may piss you off 100%, Mo’Nique, but it’s the truth, I never wanted to look back on Precious or any of that. I chalked it up as a bad experience and I was ready to move on and move forward.”

Tyler: “If someone had said, ‘Tyler, this is what you need to do right now’; if you had picked up the phone and said, ‘Hey, somebody needs to do something to help me out here …’ ”

Mo’Nique: “You’re talking in Tyler Perry language. I would ask you to let Mo’Nique talk to Madea, because when you start talking in Tyler Perry language, brother, you talk like you don’t get it. [Tyler laughs] Right, n—a, you gotta laugh at it, cause, let me tell you, Tyler, when I watch your movies, I dig Madea, you know why I dig her? You know why I dig her, Tyler?”

Sidney: “Because she could be your mother.”

Mo’Nique: “You know why I dig her? Because that b—- is real to her gut and she don’t give a f— how it come out. She don’t give a f— how it is taken, but everybody know she love you, but she going to tell you the real sh*t. You see, when you stepped away from Madea and you became Tyler Perry the billionaire, this is the conversation we’re having saying what do you want me to do?

What do you want me to say? You’re the brother that slept in your car [Tyler laughs] and you needed n—as to fight for you to get you up out the god—- car, — see your momma that you love so dearly, this is when the powers that be — everybody saying, ‘Oh my God it’s Oprah and Tyler,’ — they are the ones that can employ her, why ever would she say it? Because I love those n—as, that’s why I’m saying it.

Because 100 years from now that we watched our brothers and sisters die and suffer in poverty and we know what is right, so what I’m saying to you, Madea [would] make Tyler’s a– step his a– up. I’m talking to Madea right now. Madea, I need you to pull Tyler’s ass in the back and say, ‘Baby, you watching this sister and her family starve.

You’re watching it. What do you want me to do? Listen, don’t you play with that baby like that. You know the s— y’all did to her was wrong. You gave $ 400K – $ 500K to charity and you know that b—- got $ 50K. Where’s my pistol? Where’s my pistol? Cause I need to shoot this n—a. Now I’m not going to kill him, I’m going to shoot him in his a– to let him know Madea’s mad as s— right now.’ I appreciate you calling me. What you gonna do?”

Tyler: “This is Tyler Perry talking. I’m gonna call and find out what money is coming in from Precious, and I’m going to send that to you. I’m going to send that over to you. Whatever it is, I’m gonna send it to you.”

Tyler: “I don’t want you to feel, not one day, that you were mistreated, or that you were treated unfairly. Now, if that means that that’s what I need to do, you do that, and take it from a place of love.”

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Tyler Perry on why his two ‘alter egos’ ditched Oprah

CANNES — Hollywood powerhouse Tyler Perry is actually two people — often battling two voices in his head. “This guy is cool…the other guy here is a straight thug,” Perry said during a panel discussion here on Wednesday with MediaLink CEO Michael Kassan. “This guy is Barack Obama, and this guy is Donald Trump,” Tyler…
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Film News Roundup: Paramount Taps Tyler Perry, Michael Bay to Produce Thriller ‘I Am Yours’

In today’s film news roundup, Paramount puts Tyler Perry and Michael Bay on “I Am Yours,” sci-fi thriller “Lumina” gets distribution and Matthew Rauch and Zina Wilde join “Chase the Ace.” PROJECT LAUNCHED Paramount Pictures is launching development on the thriller “I Am Yours” and has set the project up with Tyler Perry and Platinum […]

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Grayson Perry opens ‘rough and tumble’ Royal Academy art show

LONDON (Reuters) – A “Vote Leave” Brexit referendum poster that graffiti artist Banksy has transformed to read “Vote to Love” is among the highlights of the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, which curator Grayson Perry opened to the media on Tuesday.


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Perry Ellis founder sets deadline for offer to take company private

Perry Ellis is tired of founder George Felden­kreis’ public efforts to “mischaracterize” the company’s review of his offer to take the company private. The Miami-based apparel maker said Thursday it is undergoing a “bona fide process” to review Felden­kreis’ offer of $ 27.50 a share. But Feldenkreis, citing “unjustifiable delays” in Perry Ellis’ review process on…
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Gabby Barrett Sang ‘Don’t Stop Believin” in Front of Journey’s Steve Perry — and He Loved It

Gabby Barrett sang Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” in front of millions — but there was one unexpected (and legendary!) guest in the crowd that took her breath away.

During Sunday’s episode of American Idol, the Pittsburgh native took on the fan-favorite tune for her last performance of the night. Little did she know, she was singing in front of the iconic rock band’s former lead singer, Steve Perry.

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“That was insane,” Barrett, 18, told PEOPLE after the show. “I’m actually surprised I knew who it was at first because he’s older now, but I looked over and I knew his face. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ I had no idea he was coming. That was such an honor.”

She added, “He said that my version was the best version that he ever heard. That’s so crazy. My dad would always play Journey in the car and I remember watching him perform on the television. I remember him wearing a yellow t-shirt and some tight skinny jeans and just seeing him here and being able to sing his song in front of him was such an honor. Holy monkeys!”

After Barrett completed her song for the evening, she noticed Perry standing near her parents and quickly said, “Oh my gosh, I know who that is!”

Instead of the judges critiquing her performance, Katy Perry suggested that Journey star do the honors.

“She was amazing, that’s my critique,” he said.

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Ryan Seacrest escorted a star-struck Barrett to Perry and the two embraced in a sweet hug.

“It was the most amazing version I’ve ever heard,” Perry — who reunited with Journey for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2017 — told the crowd. “Swear, it was just beautiful!”

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Three years after getting slammed by a proxy fight, Perry Ellis founder is waging one of his own. The 82-year-old clothing magnate — who proposed to take the Miami-based apparel maker private three months ago for $ 430 million — nominated four new board candidates on Friday in a bid to speed up the process. The…
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Katy Perry stuffs face full of chicken, is forced to spew on TV show

Katy Perry took her love of snacking and chicken nuggets to new heights while appearing on a Japanese TV show this week. The star appeared on the morning show “Sukkiri” on Thursday where she literally stuffed her face full of nuggets from the country’s convenience store chain, Lawson. In the video , it looks like…
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What Exactly Is Katy Perry Doing on American Idol?

So far on ABC’s revived American Idol, Katy Perry has held a golden ticket to Hollywood between her toes and asked a male contestant to grab it. Then, she kissed another male contestant on the lips, sparking a brief scandal: the singer had been saving his first kiss, he later said, for someone “special.” She has used the gay-Twitter slang “wig” on national TV, referred to herself as “a 32-year-old cougar” while admiring a teen contestant, slyly hinted at her ongoing war with Taylor Swift and fallen to the floor while dancing. The show’s been on the air for two weeks.

Katy Perry, who sits at the center of the show’s three judges, takes up just about all of American Idol‘s psychic energy. It’s no small feat—her fellow panelists are Luke Bryan, one of country’s reigning superstars, and Lionel Richie, a legend with five Grammys on the shelf. But on American Idol, they sing back-up to Katy Perry. She seems to be earning her reported $ 25 million salary in at least one sense: Her brassy humor inflects every moment. She’s the one who plays along with aspiring singers even before they ask, performing a hoedown when one contestant yodels a country song, or turning another contestant’s muttered “Wig” (a slang term indicating one is blown away by one’s surroundings) into a goofily exuberant nod at the fancifulness of web culture. “It’s not your language,” she told Bryan and Richie. “It’s just for us.”

In American Idol‘s early going, it’s seemed as though someone isn’t fluent in reality TV: Perhaps it’s Katy Perry, who is less the designated wacky judge than a relentless blast of gleeful artifice. Or maybe it’s her two fellow judges, who have ceded the spotlight to her entirely. A show that began 16 years ago refracting every singer through the lens of Simon Cowell’s dry British wit and drill-sergeant pursuit of excellence is now spinning them through Perry’s anything-for-a-joke sensibility and sincere commitment to insincerity. (When I interviewed her before American Idol relaunched, Katy Perry told me her judging sensibility was “a really nice balance [between] reality and fantasyland.”) Bryan and Richie provide gentle guidance, but it’s through Perry’s eyes we see the auditioning singers. The women tend to come in for bountiful, nurturing support with just a dash of salt, as when Perry encouraged an aspirant to challenge herself: “Sing ‘Firework,’ because I can barely sing ‘Firework.’” (Perry sang it at the Super Bowl in 2015.) And the men get objectified in a tame, schoolyard way, with Perry playing a Mae West-ish caricature.

Her placement on American Idol, and the ease with which she’s taken it over, is at once completely logical and a bit surprising. Of the three judges, Perry has the most recent and mainstream successes; any potential Idol viewer, of any age, has likely heard several of her songs. And yet among her near-peers at the top of pop—Beyoncé, Swift, Rihanna, Drake, Ed Sheeran—Perry has by far the least in the way of persona. Taylor Swift could never be an Idol judge both because her career is built in part on an ultimate unknowability—her meeting her public for weeks on end couldn’t work—and because her fans have enough information to imagine how she’d respond to anything. Perry is far more down-to-earth; last summer, she invited fans to watch her in a strangely compelling 96-hour livestream in which she underwent therapy, yoga lessons and the intrusion of cameras. And yet some fundamental self-protection clicked in even then, keeping her from explaining what, precisely, she was going through. Years into a major pop career, all we really know about Perry is that she voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and that she likes to have a laugh.

Which means both that she can reboot anytime she likes. In her music career, she pivoted from generalized uplift like “Firework” to generalized political engagement with her last album, 2017’s Witness; the public seemed less interested in her coming into consciousness than they’d been in her looser, loucher pop. In 2018, as a means of preserving her world-conquering status, she’s swerving deeper into a comic persona that can’t help but dominate its surroundings: Her fellow judges, with less at stake, aren’t really there to play, and contestants have everything to gain by just playing along.

They might do well to pay attention to her, too. Perry’s routine is without recent precedent in reality-judging history, a medium that tends toward either flavorless earnestness or complete self-absorption: She takes American Idol lightly enough to make it largely about herself, but seriously enough to go to the effort to come up with a topspin on every comment. Any competitor who wants to learn something about stardom in 2018—about how to move forward from disappointment and how to triumph in an entertainment economy where meme-ability is the coin of the realm—could do well to look at Perry. She’s teaching a lesson in precisely what it takes to keep the focus on you, and more than any contestant we’ve so far seen, she is playing to win.


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Say What?! Woman Claims She’s Married to Tyler Perry

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Okay, we need Nev from Catfish on this situation stat!

Dr. Phil is known for having guests who are in some pretty bizarre predicaments, but even for him this takes the cake.

One woman claims that she is married to Tyler Perry, but has never met him. She started chatting with him online, but has not physically seen or heard his voice.

“I don’t believe I’m being scammed,” she said.

Wow. So many questions … Peep the clip below.

 

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Tyler Perry Donates $100,000 To Support At-Risk Young Men

Tyler Perry was the keynote speaker at the 25th annual 5000 Role Models of Excellence scholarship program, an organization that provides mentorship and support to at-risk young men.

“But I looked at your faces coming down the aisle and I got emotional,” he told the crowd of hundreds at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day scholarship breakfast, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center. “When I saw your faces I thought, I gotta get in on this.”

Perry was so inspired by the event that he was moved to write a $ 100,000 check from his seat on stage. He was encouraged to speak at the event by South Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who founded the program in 1993. The two hit it off after Tyler sent flowers to her office following her high-profile argument with Donald Trump after the death of Miami Gardens Sgt. La David Johnson.

Johnson was a graduate of the 5000 Role Models program and a family friend of Wilson’s.

As reported by the Miami Herald, earlier this month, the 5000 Role Models group awarded Johnson’s pregnant wife and two children a scholarship trust with $ 800,000 they had crowdfunded to pay for the children’s education.

“Every time I see a young black man I think of my son,” Perry said. “He’s 3. He’s the love of my life.”

Perry also shared a father and son moment he had with his toddler during a recent walk on the beach together. When his son was running and jumping to “catch up with his father” he announced that he was “following in his dad’s footsteps.” The movie mogul told his baby boy that instead of jumping to meet his father’s stride, he should hold his hand and walk beside him. At the end of their walk, Perry turned, pointed and said, “Look at your footprints, you left your own path.”

That was Tyler’s message to this year’s class of 58 Wilson scholars.

Perry also became an honorary member of the group during the event and was dressed in the customary red tie by fellow mentors of the program.

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Tyler Perry, Regina Hall, Octavia Spencer Among Hollywood’s ‘Most Profitable’

According to new data purporting to name the most popular actor in Hollywood over nearly four decades — Tyler Perry ranks at No. 4.

PartyCasino analyzed box office numbers from 1980 to 2017 to determine Hollywood’s most and least profitable actors.

Surprisingly Emilio Estevez comes in at No. 1 with the best return of any top-billed male actor who has starred in at least 10 films. For every $ 1 spent on the leading man’s films, Estevez generated $ 6.70 at the box office.

Jean-Claude Van Damme ranked second with $ 4.20 for each dollar, while Mel Gibson ($ 3.50), Tyler Perry ($ 3), and Dudley Moore ($ 3) rounded out the top 5.

Brad Pitt was the least profitable actor and returned only 10 cents for every $ 1 spent, followed by Johnny Depp (20 cents), Robert De Niro (24 cents), Hugh Jackman (25 cents), and Anthony Hopkins (26 cents).

PartyCasino had less extensive results for actresses, because, as a representative told the New York Post, “women, unfortunately, are less likely to be the top-billed actor for a movie.”

Rose Byrne was most profitable with $ 9.80 for every budgeted dollar, with Regina Hall in second at $ 3.50 and Octavia Spencer rounding out third place with $ 2.90.

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Pop singer Niall Horan turns 24 and actor Tyler Perry turns 48, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 13.
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Tyler Perry Donates $1 Million To Harvey Relief Including 250K To Lakewood Church

Tyler Perry has stepped up to contribute to relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey. He’s donating $ 1 million to Harvey relief efforts but its one of the entities included in that donation that is surprising.

Perry has earmarked $ 250,000 of his donation to Lakewood Church, Joel Osteen’s megachurch in Houston that bore the brunt of accusations that the church closed its doors to the needy while the floods due to Harvey raged on outside. Perry took to Facebook to explain his donation and offer his support to Osteen.

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The Madea’s Family Reunion director took to Facebook Thursday to announce that although in the past he’s donated money to charities that have not done right by him, that won’t stop him from giving to charities that are helping families displaced by Hurricane Harvey. This time around, however, Perry stressed that he’s giving his money to ministries and charities that are “boots on the ground.”

He vowed to give $ 250,000 of the $ 1 million to Osteen’s megachurch and defended the pastor against all of the scrutney he received for delaying opening his church to house the displaced until Tuesday morning.

Lakewood spokesperson Don Iloff, Osteen’s brother-in-law, told The Christian Post that there were eight maintenance personnel on site at the church who would let anyone in who needed shelter. In fact, on late Sunday night and early Monday morning, three people separately arrived at the church seeking shelter. They were taken in out of the weather and later transported to the convention center, which was among the first shelter sites.

Iloff added that church officials informed the city on Monday that flooding surrounding the church had subsided enough that the church could safely become a donation and distribution center that collects supplies to be sent off to other shelters. Iloff said It was during the course of that phone call on Monday that city officials explained to the Lakewood team that the capacity at the city’s main shelter — the George R. Brown Convention Center — would be reached by Monday night.

The Lakewood staff told the city they’d be willing to not only be a distribution site but to also be a shelter for displaced families. On Tuesday, over 400 people were transported to the church for shelter.

Speaking about the Osteens and Lakewood Church, Perry added: “I know that there’s been some controversy about Joel Osteen and him not opening the doors of the church. Joel and Victoria are amazing people — there’s no way that they would lock people out of the church or not let people seek shelter.

“There were some safety concerns, and I spoke to them on the phone, and it all made perfect sense to me,” Perry continued. “So, before you just run and judge someone real quick, you need to know the whole circumstances.”

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From mocking Katy Perry to blasting Kanye West and Kim Kardashian… we reveal all the taunts in Taylor Swift’s vengeful video for Look What You Made Me Do

AFTER a year in hiding, Taylor Swift took just four ­minutes and 16 seconds to drive a poisoned sword through each of her many showbiz enemies.

The video for new single Look What You Made Me Do contains barely concealed barbs against a hit list that includes Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry.

Taylor Swift drops new music video for 'Look What You Made Me Do'

Three days on from its record-breaking debut, the video has been watched more than 58million times, with fans spotting references to the A-list victims of pop’s new femme fatale.

Here, we untangle the web of wars behind the most vengeful music video in history.

The tilted graveyard

Taylor allegedly references Kanye West's tilted stage the rapper used on his tour
Taylor allegedly references Kanye West's tilted stage the rapper used on his tour

THE Thriller-inspired video opening begins in a cemetery and zooms in on a tombstone reading: “Here lies the reputation of Taylor Swift.”

As the music kicks in, a zombified Taylor sings: “Don’t like your tilted stage . . . I don’t like you.”

Given Kanye West had a tilting stage on his tour last year it is clear whose blood this zombie is after.

Previously, Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian posted audio footage online in which Taylor apparently approves a lyric Kanye wrote about her in his track Famous.

But Taylor later said she never agreed to the line – “I made that bitch famous” – and was left deeply hurt by it.

The Nils Sjoberg tombstone

Nils Sjoberg is the pseudonym Taylor used as a songwriter's credit for Calvin's hit song What You Came For
Nils Sjoberg is the pseudonym Taylor used as a songwriter's credit for Calvin's hit song What You Came For

BLINK and you’ll miss it, but in the opening scene a tombstone bears the name Nils Sjoberg – a pseudonym Taylor used as her song-writing credit on This Is What You Came For, a track by Taylor’s DJ ex Calvin Harris.

Taylor and Calvin dated for 15 months
Taylor and Calvin dated for 15 months
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After their split last year, Calvin took to Twitter to claim Taylor was trying to “bury” him like she had another music enemy, Katy Perry.

But now it seems Taylor has laid her ex – and her old pen name – to rest.

The boys

Taylor's backing dancers wore similar shirts to the one Tom Hiddleston was pictured in
Taylor's backing dancers wore similar shirts to the one Tom Hiddleston was pictured in

TAYLOR is backed by eight male dancers who each don an “I Heart TS” T-shirt – the message actor Tom Hiddleston was snapped wearing during her annual Fourth of July party last year.

It is also worth noting she has eight very famous exes who, with Tom, include Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal, Conor Kennedy, Calvin Harris, Harry Styles and John Mayer.

Given Harry and John were named and shamed in previous singles by the revenge-loving singer, Brit Tom can consider himself to have got off relatively lightly.

The lookalike

Taylor shows off one of her many Grammy awards
Taylor shows off one of her many Grammy awards

THEY both count John Mayer as an ex, and it’s no surprise Taylor’s arch-nemesis Katy Perry comes under heavy fire.

In the latest tit-for-tat in a long-running feud, which began when Katy allegedly stole backing dancers from her rival mid-tour in 2013, Taylor transforms into a lookalike of her former friend before crashing a gold sports car into a pole.

The singer crashes a gold car in the video
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With her spiky blonde hair and leopard-print outfit – which Katy is regularly spotted in, including in the video for her own song, Roar – it is clear who Taylor is emulating in this scene.

But there is one glaring inconsistency. After the car crash Taylor, as Katy, is seen holding a Grammy.

Katy has yet to win one.

Taylor has ten.

The Shakespeare

Look closely and you'll catch the Shakespeare quote on Taylor's throne
Look closely and you'll catch the Shakespeare quote on Taylor's throne

IN another blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, as the camera pans up to take in Taylor sitting on a golden throne, you can see a line from Shakespeare on the arm of the chair.

It is “Et tu, Brute” from Julius Caesar, the words uttered by the emperor after he is stabbed in the back by his former friends.

This dig could be aimed at pretty much anyone in showbiz given Taylor’s gift for falling out with her fellow celebrities – and her taste for revenge, which would make even the Bard of Avon pale.

The diamond-filled bath

Fans believe Taylor is referencing Kim's traumatic Paris robbery ordeal
Fans believe Taylor is referencing Kim's traumatic Paris robbery ordeal

AFTER the video’s opening scenes attacking Kanye, wife Kim Kardashian does not escape either.

Taylor is seen singing in a bath filled with diamonds, before she fires an imaginary gun and bites down on a bling choker.

In 2015 it looked like Taylor, Kim and Kanye had buried the hatchet... but not anymore
In 2015 it looked like Taylor, Kim and Kanye had buried the hatchet… but not anymore
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Is Taylor's 'gun' a reference to Kim being held at gunpoint during the Paris robbery?
Is Taylor's 'gun' a reference to Kim being held at gunpoint during the Paris robbery?
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Fans were quick to point out that this could be a nod to Kim being held at gunpoint during her Paris jewellery heist in January. The flashy reality star was left tied up with duct tape by masked raiders in a bath in her rented apartment.

The thieves made off with £8.5million of her jewellery, including a choker.


The $ 1 bill

DJ David Mueller was ordered to pay Taylor $  1 in damages following a lawsuit
DJ David Mueller was ordered to pay Taylor $ 1 in damages following a lawsuit

THE single dollar bill on top of Taylor’s glittering gems is a bullet – with one man’s name on.

In 2015, DJ David Mueller sued the singer and claimed she got him sacked from US radio station KYGO after she told his bosses he groped her, during a meet-and-greet two years earlier. After his suit – which he lost – Taylor countersued Mueller for assault and battery and two weeks ago a jury ruled in her favour.

The former DJ was ordered to pay her requested damages . . . a symbolic single dollar.

The snakes

Taylor has embraced snakes after being branded one by Kim Kardashian
Taylor has embraced snakes after being branded one by Kim Kardashian

TAYLOR is also spotted wearing snake-shaped diamond jewellery.

This is a clear dig at Kanye and Kim.

During the Famous lyrics fallout, fans flooded Taylor’s social media accounts calling her a snake and completing their captions with snake emojis.

The name stuck, as she has been referenced as such online ever since, including by Kim.

While Taylor had the emoji banned from being posted on her accounts at the time, she now appears to be embracing it.

She started selling serpent rings on her new merchandise store launched this weekend.

The robbery

Taylor is said to be taking aim at streaming services in this section of the video
Taylor is said to be taking aim at streaming services in this section of the video

WEB theorists thought Taylor and her crew of pussycat-balaclava-clad robbers breaking into a vault could be another dig at Kim’s Paris ordeal.

But they were wrong.

The name “Stream Co” is on top of the vault Taylor is stealing from, as she swings a baseball bat.

This scene is a nod to her row with streaming services such as Spotify, who she took on in 2014 by removing her music from all platforms. She then released a statement saying they were “devaluing” musicians by not paying the stars enough.

Three years later, on June 9, Taylor suddenly made her full discography available on Spotify, Tidal and other services – the same day rival Katy Perry released her new album, Witness.

The squad

Taylor's squad features lots of leggy models
Taylor's squad features lots of leggy models

ONE of the final scenes sees Taylor in a black latex bodysuit leading an army of blank-faced, identikit models at a bunker called Squad U.

The singer has had plenty of flak for what some have dubbed her highly manufactured, model-perfect pack of gal pals, which included fellow singer Selena Gomez, actress Lena Dunham and half of the Victoria’s Secret Angels.

Taylor and Lorde: BFFs no more?
Taylor and Lorde: BFFs no more?
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She writhes next to a pile of these figures, perhaps a nod to the idea that she surrounds herself with “fake” friends.

Notably absent are the names of the former BFFs, including singer Lorde, who compared her friendship with Taylor to having “autoimmune disease”.

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Katy Perry dodged a Taylor Swift bullet at the VMAs — even though she’s hosting the show — ’cause she was nowhere to be seen during the premiere of T. Swift’s new music video. Katy successfully ducked out of introducing Taylor’s video premiere of…

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Katy Perry, Pharrell, Big Sean Go Retro for Calvin Harris’ Second ‘Feels’ Video

Two months after Calvin Harris unveiled his "Feels" video with Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Are Seeing Each Other Again: Why We’re Not Surprised

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, 2017 Oscars Party Pics, Vanity FairKaty Perry and Orlando Bloom are giving things a shot once more.
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When Katy Perry asked Missy Elliott to appear for exactly 2.5 minutes in the middle of Perry’s set at the 2015 Super Bowl, it was Missy’s first big appearance in years. Missy hadn’t released an album since 2006. She’s said that backstage, having had a panic attack that required medical care the night before, she swore to herself, “If I can get over this [first] step, then I know all my dance steps will be on point.” Twenty-four hours later, “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It,” and “Lose Control” would be downloaded about 20,000 times each, taking turns hitting the number one spot for downloads on iTunes.

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Katy Perry Warns Against Texting the Ex: ‘I’ve Been in That Cycle…You Shouldn’t Press Send!’

When it comes to reaching out to a former flame, Katy Perry is often hot n’ cold deciding between yes or no.

These days, she says it’s best to think twice. The 32-year-old singer sat down with popular romance radio host Delilah Rene for her podcast “Conversations with Delilah” to chat about her single “Save As Draft” off her latest album, Witness. Perry revealed that not hitting send on certain messages has been her saving grace on a number of occasions.

“I’ve been in that cycle before in a relationship and it had kind of reignited the relationship, and there’s only so many times you can reignite the relationship or want to or should and sometimes you just need to write it and never send it,” she says about struggling to send a message and ultimately deciding to save it as a draft. “It’s just that exercise — that cathartic exercise.”

And if she’s learned one thing from her mistakes, it’s simply that you just “shouldn’t press send.”

“It’s like a lesson in self control,” she continues. “I like drafting and then sleeping on it because, for me, my emotions get very heightened in the evening then in the morning when I wake up I’m like ‘Oh, I’m so glad I didn’t send that! I can get through another day without this situation.’”

But could it be a technique she and on-and-off-again ex-boyfriend John Mayer have used on each other? Fans seem to think so.

The “Gravity” singer has previously used social media as a platform to express his strong will against sending a message he knows he probably shouldn’t.

“We’ll save that one as a draft,” Mayer tweeted in September 2014, before again showing his admiration for the folder this past May when he, again, tweeted, “Of all the tweets I save as draft, that one made it through, huh? Okay.”

While Mayer and Perry may have split in 2014 after two years of on-again, off-again dating, he, too, dedicated his latest single, “Still Feel Like Your Man,” to the pop star.

“Who else would I be thinking about?” he said in a New York Times profile published in March, referring to Perry. “And by the way, it’s a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years. That was my only relationship. So it’s like, give me this, people.”


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Katy Perry Is Breaded And Boiled In ‘Bon Appetit’ Music Video

Just when you thought you had your fill of innuendo-heavy, food-related pop songs, Katy Perry’s “Bon Appetit” arrived on the scene to make you feel confused, hungry (in a confused way) and wondering how much she actually knows about the Michelin star system.

On Friday, Perry released a very literal visual interpretation of her single. In her new music video, the pop star is first lifted out of plastic wrap by a team of chefs. They then proceed to rub flour on her very elastic limbs, cover her in carrots and onions, boil her, and do some other stuff. Migos arrives, Perry is laid out on a platter for some very fancy cannibals to consume, and then a pole emerges from the center of the dinner table.

At the end of it all, Perry is left alone, knife and fork in hand, in front of a pie made of human body parts.

We feel … things, but we don’t have the words for them just yet.

Watch the video above. 

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Katy Perry Dressed Up As Guy Fieri, And You’ll Never Unsee The Result

Katy Perry makes an excellent double for Guy Fieri.

On Thursday, the singer styled her new blonde buzzcut into Fieri’s signature gelled spikes for a hilariously accurate post to commemorate unofficial National Look Alike Day.

“Happy #420, #nationallookalikeday and now #nevergettinglaidday,” Perry captioned the photo. 

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While Fieri has yet to respond, Perry’s fans on Twitter reacted in amused bewilderment and pointed out a previous time she channeled the mayor of Flavortown with her concert getup. 

LOL. Keep that Fieri fire coming, Katy. 

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Orlando Bloom Says He Is Still Friends with Ex Katy Perry: Breakups ‘Don’t Have to Be About Hate’

Orlando Bloom has nothing but love for his ex Katy Perry.

The actor opened up about his split from the 32-year-old singer in the May issue of ELLE UK, saying the two have managed to stay friends.

“We’re friends, it’s good,” he said in the issue, on sale April 13. “We’re all grown up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don’t think anybody cares about what I’m up to. Nor should they. It’s between us. It’s better to set an example for kids and show that [breakups] don’t have to be about hate.”

Perry expressed similar sentiments following the end of their yearlong relationship, urging fans not to pit the two against each another.

“HOW BOUT A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR 2017!?” she tweeted. “U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No one’s a victim or a villain, get a life y’all!”

This wasn’t Bloom’s first time navigating a peaceful breakup while living in the public eye. The actor remains on good terms with his ex-wife Miranda Kerr, with whom he shares 6-year-old son Flynn.

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“With Miranda, there was a sense that I don’t want my son to go back through the Internet where people made up lies,” he said. “Miranda and I have a remarkable relationship. We coparent really well.” 

During the interview, Bloom also addressed the now infamous photos of himself paddleboarding naked while on vacation in August, admitting that his typically keen eye for photographers let him down.

“It was extremely surprising, I wouldn’t have put myself in that position if I’d thought it would happen,” he said. “I’ve been photographed a million times in a million different ways. I have a good radar. We’d been completely alone for five days. Nothing around us. There was no way anyone could get anything. So I had a moment of feeling free …What can I tell you? Note to self: you’re never free. Ha!”


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Justin Trudeau Challenges Matthew Perry To A Rematch Of Elementary School Fight

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau playfully challenged actor Matthew Perry to a fight over Twitter on Saturday, just weeks after Perry let the world know that he once beat Trudeau up at their elementary school in Canada.

During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last month, Perry told the story, as extremely unlikely as it might seem. 

“My friend Chris Murray, who was also in the fifth grade in Canada, reminded me that we actually beat up Justin Trudeau,” he said. “We both beat him up. I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren’t so it was pure jealousy.”

“I think he was the only kid in school that we could beat up,” he added. “You know, I’m not bragging about this, this is terrible. I was a stupid kid, I didn’t want to beat him up. In fact, I think at one point I tried to turn it into love play.”

Even though Perry expressed remorse, that wasn’t good enough for Trudeau, who in his challenge on Saturday ― which was April Fools’ Day ― correctly noted that Chandler, Perry’s character on “Friends,” has a very punchable face. 

Guys, just one request: If this goes down, just make sure its streamable ― not some of that pay-per-view bull crap. 

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The Good Fight Pits Matthew Perry and Carrie Preston Against Each Other For a Final Time (This Season)

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Katy Perry Arrives at iHeartRadio Music Awards in First Appearance Since Split from Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry stunned on the red carpet at Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards and will bring her latest single “Chained to the Rhythm” to the stage yet again in her first public appearance since she announced her split from Orlando Bloom.

Perry, 32, has been busy promoting the song, also performing at the BRIT Awards in the U.K. and the Grammys in Los Angeles.

She even sported a new ‘do — plus a pantsuit — at the annual show, flaunting her blonde pixie haircut. She initially revealed the hair style in an Instagram post, writing, “I WASNT READY TILL NOW.”

After radio host Elvis Duran remarked on the media scrutiny of her new look, Perry joked, “Well yeah, if you’re going this extreme it should, hello! I’m trying to get more attention.”  She added, “You can just grow it back. Honestly, I tried to take platinum and I had a lot of breakage. I always wanted to have that pixie haircut so I said, ‘Let’s just go for it.’ I want to redefine what it means to be feminine.”

In true Perry fashion, the “Teenage Dream” singer is expected to give a high-energy performance — featuring some small children, if her Saturday Instagram post is any indication.

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Just days before the show, Perry took to Twitter to shut down any rumors of a drama-filled breakup.

“HOW BOUT A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR 2017!? U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No one’s a victim or a villain, get a life y’all,” she tweeted.

“Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time,” both their reps said Tuesday in a statement to PEOPLE.

All seemed to be well in the pair’s relationship as Bloom, 40, celebrated Perry’s 32nd birthday with her in October and the former love birds spent time with each other’s families. Bloom and Perry jetted off on PDA-filled vacations and even went all out for Halloween together.

However, a Perry source recently told PEOPLE that the romance was “never really supposed to be serious.”

“When it first started, she was basically like ‘This will be fun for now,’ ” the source sad. A insider close to Bloom told PEOPLE that the actor was “happy and content” spending time with Perry, but “was not in the mindset to settle down.”

Bloom’s pal said that the relationship had been “shaky” for awhile, adding that there was “nothing dramatic or over the top,” but the stars simply drifted apart.

The Perry source noted that the relationship “just became more and more work to make it work.”

“This really wasn’t a bad breakup for her,” the source said. “ was a lot harder for her. This just ran its course.”

The pair began dating back in January 2016 with a source telling PEOPLE then that they looked “very happy.” They grew closer throughout the year, and a source told PEOPLE in August: “ would love to settle down with Katy and have more kids.”


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Katy Perry Rocks A Matching Crop Top And Skirt On The Red Carpet

Katy Perry took the crop top trend to the red carpet when she stepped out Tuesday night for the 2014 Australian Record Industry Association Awards in Sydney.

Perry’s two-piece ensemble, created by Australian designer Jaime Lee, featured a belly-baring halter top and a long, see-through pencil skirt adorned with sequined flowers. She paired the outfit with purple pumps and a head wrap.

While presenting the award for Best Female Artist, Perry gave a speech about her love for all things Australia; her Prismatic World Tour kicked off Down Under Nov. 7.

“No longer will I use straws in my chocolate milk. I’ll use Tim Tams!” she said, per the Guardian. “No longer will I put butter on bread, I’ll use Vegemite. No longer will I eat chicken, I’ll eat kangaroo. Actually that’s disgusting. Why do guys you eat something that’s on your national emblem?”

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Obama Doesn’t Like Katy Perry — He LOVES Her

We have an important clarification to make: President Barack Obama doesn’t like Katy Perry.

He LOVES her.

HuffPost’s Jen Bendery was the pool reporter during an event Thursday in which the president sung the praises of Perry, who would perform that evening at a White House event for the Special Olympics.

“I like Katy Perry,” Bendery’s initial pool report quoted the president as saying. “She is just a wonderful person. I just met her mom, now I know why she’s such a wonderful person.”

Committed to getting the story right, Jen gave the audio another listen and found the president actually has stronger feelings for the “California Gurls” singer-songwriter:

correction

There was a lot of love to go around at the event. Jen also caught this unforgettable moment and shared it via Twitter:


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Old Photo Of Katy Perry Surfaces, Shows A Budding Singer Pre-Fame

It is sometimes easy to forget big stars were once unknown, ordinary folks trying to break into the business. Take Katy Perry, for example. The most-followed celebrity on Twitter who’s topped charts and conquered stages, Perry was once a plain-looking (albeit beautiful) young woman with a guitar.

A Reddit user by the name of ciphershort uploaded a photo to the site Saturday morning (Feb. 15), explaining: “My roommate used to hang out with Katy Perry. Tonight he busted out this photo.”

Well, we must admit, we’re not used to seeing Perry, now 29, like this:

If anything, we’re better accustomed to seeing her like this:

katy perry
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