In the January issue of Marie Claire, Katy Perry talks about everything from her romance with John Mayer to her divorce with Russell Brand and her relationship with her parents. She admitted that even thought her split with Brand was painful, she’s been getting her confidence back now that she’s dating Mayer, who she calls her “fantastic partner.” She revealed that one of the reasons she and Russell called it quits was because she wasn’t ready to start a family. Katy said, “I’m definitely not there yet, and I can’t plan that far in advance. He really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn’t ready. I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, if I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice – I’d have to be home more. I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn’t ready for it.”
The January issue of Marie Claire is on newsstands December 17th.
Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is addicted… not to drugs or booze, but to Candy Crush. He admitted he even went to extremes with his supermodel fiancee, Behati Prinsloo, in order to play it. Levine said, “It’s a recent obsession. It’s pretty intense. Behati was sleeping the other night, and it was on her phone and not mine. This is so sad. You know how they have the thumbprint IDs on the iPhone? I needed to buy more lives. She was asleep so I kind of gingerly took her hand and used her thumbprint. She kind of half woke up and was like, “What are you doing?!” I said, “I’m playing Candy Crush. It’s very important!”
According to pop life online columnist Liz Tracy, here are the essentials for a party in which everyone has a good time.
1. Beer. Lots of beer. Cheap beer is ok because quantity is more important than quality. Make BYOB voluntary.
2. Chips. Don’t worry about fancy finger foods. Just open a bag of Doritos. Someone will make a Taco Bell run.
3. Dance. Make sure the music and atmosphere is conducive to shaking one’s groove thang.
4. Do not play Guitar Hero. Keep the video games off. This goes for the TV too.
5. Don’t Instagram everything. In fact, keep your phone in your pocket.
1. Beyonce; 2. Kim Kardashian; 3. Rihanna; 4. Taylor Swift; 5. Madonna; 6. Biebs; 7. Nicki Minaj; 8. Amanda Bynes; 9. Miley; 10. Barack Obama.
BTW Beyonce is coming to Scottrade Center Saturday, December 14th and you can win tix today with Christy between 10 – 3.
According to Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor, half of women risk unwanted pregnancy during Christmas. It’s because they forget to take their birth control pill over the holidays. Hectic holiday schedules and an increase in drinking are to blame for forgetting to take a contraceptive. Other reasons for not taking the pill include forgetting to pack it when traveling or being unable to get a doctor’s appointment during the holidays.
Yes, it can happen to anyone. Anyone who’s pregnant that is! An expecting Kelly Clarkson is having issues with morning sickness. She said, “I don’t know why they call it morning sickness. That’s my big joke right now. It’s like all day and all night. But I am super-excited to be pregnant. I’m just looking forward to the second trimester.”
I’m not making this up. A woman in Minnesota is named Happy Thanksgiving Reynolds. She said her “hippie” parents gave her the unusual name because (of course) she was born on Thanksgiving 43 years ago. Happy Thanksgiving Reynolds has learned to love her name, which she described as an “unintentional gift.” She has gotten job interviews just because employers were curious to meet someone named Happy Thanksgiving!
1. His mother, Roxie Roker, played Helen Willis on The Jeffersons.
2. He is named after his uncle, who was killed in the Korean War.
3. He went to high school with Slash.
4. His collection of rock memorabilia includes Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
5. Jonah Hill’s dad is his business manager.
Good luck if you’re trying to kick the habit today. As a former smoker, I know how hard it is to quit. One of the things that makes it hard for Missourians to stop smoking is that one in four people light up around these parts. And one of the reasons there are so many local smokers is the incredibly low state tobacco tax. At just 17 cents per pack, cigarettes are super cheap here compared to most other places. For instance, New Yorkers shell out more than $10 for a pack of smokes while in the Show Me State the average cost is $4.50.
They didn’t waste any time. Recently-married Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are expecting their first child together. She tweeted, “I’m pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever.” The news came a month after Kelly and Brandon tied the knot in a ceremony in Tennessee. Kelly already has parenting practice under her belt. She looks after Brandon’s two children from a previous marriage, Savannah and Seth.
Journey is helping the victims of the typhoon that hit the Phillippines last week by donating $350,000 to help relief efforts there. Journey singer Arnel Pineda is from Manila. He said, “Don’t stop believing. Help is on the way.” The donation will go to the United Nations World Food Program and should provide more than 1.4 million meals. Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Phillippines and wiped out entire cities, killing more than 3,600 people. Almost 2 million people have been displaced, with about 400,000 sheltering in evacuation centers.
Pineda was singing in local cover bands in the Phillippines when Neal Schon saw his YouTube video and recruited him to join the band.
Journey will play Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 11th, along with the Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov 22nd at 10am, but you can win tix tomorrow morning at about 7:40.
In a recent interview, Mariah Carey said she “hated” doing American Idol. She went on to say, “It was like going to work every day in Hell with Satan.” She didn’t specify which of the judges might be the devil but it’s no secret that she clashed with Nicki Minaj throughout the season. Mariah did say there was one bright spot – the Idol contestants. What about your paycheck, Mariah?
Some people just don’t want to leave Disney World, so Disney has created an exclusive gated community called Golden Oak and it’s actually on the Disney property. The million dollar homes come with hidden Mickeys throughout the properties. Owners get park passes, access to the park after hours and even car service that drives right up to their door and takes them to and from the park. There are strict rules from Disney – you can’t alter the homes at all without permission. But one family received the go-ahead to build a fireworks viewing tower so they can see the nightly displays at the Magic Kingdom. The homes start at $1.7 million and so far Disney has sold 100 of the 450 that are available. On top the price tag, Disney home owners pay up to $12,000 a year in fees to live there.
It’s November 12, 2013, right? To put that another way, it’s 11-12-13! So, even thought it’s Tuesday, it’s an excellent day to get married. How would you ever forget your anniversary? Next year there’ll be a 12-13-14, but what about after that? Hmmm.
Amazon announced today that it will begin Sunday deliveries using the U.S. Postal Service’s mail carriers, office workers and truckers to bring packages to homes seven days a week. The Sunday delivery will begin immediately in Los Angeles and New York and spread to much of the nation next year. Postal Service officials said the partnership should help the financially strapped Postal Service.
A year after Colorado approved recreational use of marijuana, voters yesterday passed a statewide tax on cannabis by a 65% to 35% margin. The legislation creates a 10% sales tax on pot purchases. The new tax is on top of Colorado’s existing 2.9% sales tax. The new tax will bring in an estimated $70 million a year. The first $40 million will be put toward school construction, with additional revenue going to marijuana regulation.
Paula Abdul had some harsh words for Miley Cyrus and her twerking. She said, “Twerking has been around for many, many years. Early rap videos were girls bending down and twerking all over the place. I think when girls dance, they should be girls. I don’t find it the most attractive kind of dance. My Chihuahua can twerk and stick her tongue out at the same time, too.”
British tabloids are reporting Lady Gaga has been “dumped” by boyfriend Taylor Kinney. The relationship has been “fizzling out for months” due to Gaga’s “insane workload”. One source tells The SUN newspaper, “Taylor has told her she’s married to her career and he can’t deal with dating Gaga the megastar and all her obsessions and alter-egos.” He’s also probably tired of hearing, “Hey, I just saw your girlfriend naked.”
According to Fandango.com, the most popular movie-inspired Halloween costume for girls this year is Katniss from “Hunger Games.” For boys it’s Thor, so watch out for that sledgehammer!
Influential songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed died yesterday. Reed was known as being a pioneer who helped shape almost fifty years of rock music. The cause of death has not been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May. Lou founded the Velvet Underground in the late 60s. He was a solo artist from the 70s to the 2010s and collaborated with the likes of David Bowie, Yes and Metallica.
“Walk on the Wild Side”, “Candy Says”, “Sweet Jane”, “Heroin” and “White Light/White Heat” are some of Reed’s best known songs.
Lou Reed was 71.