Tag: Katy Perry (1-10 of 64)
For those of you who don’t know, ESPN’s College Game Day is a morning show for college football fans to get primed for a full day of games. Since the show is filmed on campus of one of the schools playing that day, College Game Day isn’t just for commentary, but for the unique parade of hype and zeal that arises when you marry sports fandom with school spirit.
How much entertainment you get out of College Game Day is normally proportionate to how much you care about college and game days, but sometimes really strange things happen on the show. Like Katy Perry. READ FULL STORY
Let’s play “Guess where that tongue’s been!”
Wait – that’s not an actual game? Well someone should tell Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, who seem to be getting into a little playful tiff over their recent kiss at Cyrus’ concert last month in Los Angeles. Apparently Perry wasn’t expecting the full deep-dive from Cyrus, though we all know that Katy Perry has kissed many girls and liked it. Cyrus took to her Twitter account to respond. In my opinion, the illustration below screams passion. Or a cry for help.
In the weekend’s least shocking development, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry locked lips. Crazy, right?! (And by crazy, I mean not crazy at all.)
Cyrus was singing the Bangerz ballad “Adore You” at an L.A. concert when she climbed off the stage and summoned Perry, who was in the front row, to come lean in for a quick peck. Cyrus then backed up and squealed like she was surprised by her own mischief, which, okay, was pretty adorable. And the whole thing was caught on video, because of course it was. But really, did everyone forget that Perry’s first hit was called “I Kissed a Girl“?
Vin Diesel is in a good mood, guys. Riddick is number one on the DVD charts, and all he wants to do is dance. Such is the message of a new video just posted to Facebook, wherein Diesel sings and head-pumps along to Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” before engaging in an impromptu Surfbort dance set to Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love.” “It’s a win for all of us,” he tells his 63-million-strong Facebook fanbase. “Thank you so much.” He also says that Universal wants to develop Riddick 4, which lets just briefly pause to imagine will be about Riddick crashlanding on planet ruled by two warrior queens played by Katy Perry and Beyoncé, and it all ends in a dancefight between three armies of digital monsters. The Surfborting starts around 6:40, so watch below: READ FULL STORY
There’s not a lot of “Roar”-ing in Katy Perry and John Mayer’s house.
In an interview on Ellen, Perry revealed that the pair often end up communicating through an iPad to preserve their voices. According to the singer, Mayer’s vocal cord problems have made it crucial that he not speak — or whisper — as much as possible off stage.
“I understood that he couldn’t talk, and the only way he could communicate was through an iPad,” Perry told DeGeneres in her interview (below). “Some days I have to go on complete vocal rest, like no anything, no whispering. Whispering is actually really bad. There’s just a lot of silence in our house most of the time.”
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What does it means to be the biggest pop star on the planet in 2013?
In this week’s cover story, Katy Perry gave EW an all-access pass to her crazy world (spoiler alert: we saw her boobs), as we spent a week criss-crossing the globe with her from L.A. to London, Berlin, and New York.
“You’re gonna see all different kinds of things,” Perry warned in L.A. at the outset of our trip. And she wasn’t kidding: Closing out the mammoth iTunes Festival. Sipping champagne with a giant German gentleman with bedazzled eyebrows named Bubbles (he’s a member of the superfan contingent known as Katycats). Late-night tea in a London hotel lobby with a rock icon. Twitter accounts named after her breasts. Near-constant jet lag. Being Katy Perry (or even just being her plus-one) is an exhausting, exhilarating ride.
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It doesn’t seem possible that Bruce Willis has only hosted Saturday Night Live one time in his lengthy career (back in 1989). There have been about 16 Die Hard movies to promote since then, though Willis doesn’t seem the type of guy who needs to break his neck promoting things. He’s Bruce Willis, that tends to be enough. Maybe that’s why no one really knew what to expect out of this show. While Willis is definitely a funny guy, he is a consummate straight man. I was not expecting such a high level of comedic commitment and I certainly wasn’t expecting a Michael Kors impression.
Last night’s SNL had a miss or two, but it was pleasantly original, showcasing a few new featured players and giving the more seasoned cast leaders a chance to settle into their veteran roles without the pressure of millions waiting to see if Miley rips up a picture of Sinead O’Connor. Willis himself is a litte short on celebrity beef right now. In fact, he didn’t even have anything to promote. He was just there to [boy dance] party!
Willis played an excellent parody of himself in this wannabe-Bond meets Zero Dark Thirty sketch. Though he was assigned to sit and wait in the van during an upcoming mission, Willis envisioned his call to duty with a little more pizazz. It involved a lot of kicking in doors and hidden knives in boots. The sketch also served as a good opportunity for Beck Bennett to give the role of “guy who perches on desk in front of other guys” left empty by Jason Sudeikis, a try. Success!
An unintentional Eddie Murphy impersonation from Jay Pharoah, a quirky character for Willis, and the extra on the far left whose face literally did not move for three minutes made for a pretty funny sketch. Willis’ Terry just can’t quite get the hang of “shop talk.” Funnier than his non sequiturs though, was Terry’s confidence that his conversation contributions were just as interesting as “chocolate nipples.” “You know who’s pretty in a real small way? Helen Hunt.”
Listen, I like Taran Killam’s arms as much as the next girl and vividly remember laughing at him screaming “GLICE?!” at a cherubic Justin Bieber, but the domestic violence themes in the Overprotective Brother sketch were a little too much. It was also Willis’ weakest sketch of the night, as he tends to get kind of whispery when he tries to play…not himself (see also: Michael Kors impression). Killam yelling out “Thank you, I need boundaries!” though, was the rare case of SNL ending a sketch better than it started.
On the Pulse of the Nation Sketch
SNL Writer’s Room: “Alright, we’ve only got the rental on these space suits for 48 more hours, let’s get in as many Gravity references as possible this week. And how do we non-depressingly talk about the government shutdown? I know! A cold open with Kenan Thompson as the only essential custodian left at NASA, taking phone messages from two astronauts about to float off into the galaxy. Let’s get Kate McKinnon with a Ukrainian accent in there too, just for kicks.”
Best Musical Moment
Katy Perry isn’t always known for vocals when belting her power anthems live, but belt she did on “Roar” in her first performance of the night. That song is just so damn catchy. Filling the stage with furries and a jungle backdrop was a good way to make the number seem like more of a production on SNL’s petite stage, as well. It was surprising that Perry didn’t make an appearance in any sketches, but perhaps she was as scarred by the Elmo shirt she wore the last time she hosted as I was.
I Don’t Know What’s Happening But I Think I Like It Sketch
Something about these end-of-the-night Good Neighbor-esque shorts that Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett are doing is working. Last week’s sketch where Kyle couldn’t quite close the deal with Miley was odd but pretty funny, but this week’s emotionally engaged beer pong bit really clicked. Roller coaster design, pen pals, choose a lizard, and custom baseball card are the kinds of high stakes drinking I can get down with. “Bounce and blow” rules are for chumps.
Cast MVP, Old & New
It’s got to be the host. Taran Killam, Bobby Monynihan, and Vanessa Bayer did a good job of leading most of the sketches and moving things along, but Willis played a surprisingly varied number of characters and seemed to be game for anything, including “shaking that sack” in the guaranteed-to-go-viral-in-an-hour “Boy Dance Party.”
What happens when ladies leave men alone to watch football? They dance! Silly but catchy.
Brooks Whelan hasn’t established his own voice in the last three weeks quite as much as other new players, but he got a good bit tonight playing himself explaining his regrettable tattoos on “Weekend Update”. “Oh yeah, 17-year-old Brooks, you’ll love the Red Hot Chili Peppers forever. Those lyrics will never grow tiresome!” Cecily Strong also did her best yet next to Seth Meyers, tossing Kardashian jokes back and forth and crossing the line with NBC pages.
Best Line of the Night
Really anything from the Beer Pong sketch got me, but Bennett and Mooney’s deadpan delivery on the roller coaster rule was killer.
“Alright, just a few more rules. If you guys bounce it and we swat it back and it lands inside one of your cups, you have to design your ideal roller coaster.”
“Grab some markers and some colored pencils and just start drawing. Disregard the laws of physics and create the coaster from your wildest dreams.”
“If we like it enough, we’ll put it up on the wall.”
– Bobby Moynihan was hilariously enthralled by Willis’ mission predictions in the Navy Seals sketch: “Uh oh, wait – is the bodyguard big?!”
– “I’m going to say that Janet from Space called, and I’m going to say that this is very important. OK, all set, y’all have a good day now!” Always what you want to hear from the custodian you need to guide you back from space.
– “24-hour Energy For Dating Actresses” is a pretty niche market, but watching Michael O’Brien chug a pony keg of energy drink while “actors” scream “Anything Goes” in his face was entertainment for the masses.
– Bruce Willis continues to keep his harmonica playing skills under tight wrap in the super-short monologue. Are shorter monologues for non-comedian hosts a new rule of thumb now?
– That Lady Gaga talk show can be a one-time thing but it did get us a solid Aidy Bryant line: “What the hell?! I’m a high school principal, I cannot look like this!
– “In the olden days, the ladies stayed at home and boys went to work. Now it’s time for the ladies to get out so the boys can stay home and TWERK.” This episode was a definite boys club but watching Bruce Willis booty pop with the younger guys of SNL was worth it.
Don’t be alarmed if this week’s episode of SNL already feels like it’s going to be a bit of a letdown. The show’s 39th season premiere boasted six brand-new cast members, a new Weekend Update anchor, and Tina Fey. Last week’s Mileypalooza carried with it a feeling that anything was possible — and the football game that delayed the cold open for 27 minutes only stoked our anticipation.
Tonight’s episode, by comparison, seems much less exciting. The host isn’t a seasoned vet known for bringing out the best in SNL‘s cast and crew or an unpredictable pop wild child. Instead, it’s Bruce Willis. Don’t get me wrong — I like Bruce Willis! But given his sleepy presence in this week’s promos, I have a feeling that John McClane won’t exactly bring a high amount of energy to Studio 8H this week. In fact, I’ve got a sneaky premonition that tonight’s show is going to be a lot like the one Robert De Niro hosted back in 2010 — an uneven affair built around a stony-faced straight man. I can almost guarantee we’ll see at least one sketch starring Willis as Movie Star Bruce Willis, and another where he’s dressed in a skirt.
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