February 28, 2014 |
Katy Perry's “Dark Horse” video has been reedited to remove a quick scene that has generated outcry among some in the Muslim community. The scene in dispute showed a suitor being disintegrated, along with a pendant he was wearing that spelled out “Allah” (the Arabic word for “God”). A Change.org petition posted by Shazad Iqbal of Bradford, England, lobbied for YouTube to remove the video. But it was reedited to digitally remove the Allah medallion, and that version is now posted on YouTube and Vevo.
February 27, 2014 |
Katy Perry has big life events going on these days. First came the news that she and John Mayer had split yet again, and now the "Roar" singer is reporting that she helped deliver a baby. "Finally you can add 'helps delivers babies in living rooms' to my resume! It's been a miracle of a day...Auntie Katy aka Stylist Auntie," Perry tweeted Wednesday evening. She didn't reveal who the mother was, though on social media fans were congratulating Perry's sister, Angela Hudson.
February 26, 2014 |
Signs point toward singers Katy Perry and John Mayer having broken up again, according to reports out Wednesday. The split allegedly happened within the last few days, a source told E! News , which first reported the breakup. No other details from that person, alas, though E! says in the video above that it was Perry's choice to leave. Us Weekly chimed in with its own sources, one of whom said Perry's upcoming world tour was a point of stress in the relationship. "Not sure how long it will last this time but yes, it is off for now," another source told Us. Perry has been solo during recent trips to Milan and London.
February 20, 2014 |
When the world-at-large last saw Katy Perry performing her "Dark Horse," she was emerging from a crystal ball and strutting around the Grammy Awards stage as if she were "Sleeping Beauty's" evil queen Maleficent. Now, she's remixing Egyptian history so it includes some hot-pink palaces and some even hotter puffed cheesy snacks. The Egyptian soundstage setting of "Dark Horse's" official video is Candyland-inspired fantasy, as Perry sports neon-blue hair streaks and commands an army of "Avatar"-influenced Na'vi-like creatures.
February 16, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - Wearing a dark warmup suit with "USA" emblazoned on the back, Katie Eberling helps carry the 400-pound bobsled to the starting line and places it down on freshly sanded blades. She gives a reassuring nod to teammate Elana Meyers, her off-season roommate and the pilot with whom she has won two world championship medals. She smiles at Meyers' new brakeman, Lauryn Williams, a former track star who has been racing for only seven months. Eberling watches the pair as they start down the ice, following their progress as the sled slides into the first curve.
February 13, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- With a heavy heart and a distracted mind, U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender pushed through her final training runs this week. Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of her father's death, an event so devastating she contemplated quitting her sport. Her two practice runs that day were among the slowest she had posted since arriving here nearly two weeks ago. "She tried to push through it, but it was an emotional day," U.S. coach Tuffy Latour said. "[Thursday] we can focus on the race.