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'Saturday Night Live' host poll: Katy Perry is in, Alec Baldwin is out

Katy Perry was a sparkly treat of a host on this week’s Saturday Night Live, but she was forced to share the spotlight with the likes of Matt Damon, Val Kilmer, and “national treasure” Alec Baldwin. Still, the “I Kissed a Girl” singer, who we now know wrote that song based upon her old volleyball coach, was more than game, nailing a Florence Welch impression, flashing a Jewel of a breast tattoo, and standing up to the Queen as a potty-mouthed Pippa Middleton. But was it enough?

How does she compare to the best of this season’s Saturday Night Live‘s hosts? Melissa McCarthy remains the frontrunner in EW’s season-long contest, with 40.3 percent in the most recent poll. Her steady support seems solid. Last week’s host Steve Buscemi jumped into second place with 27.0 percent. Jason Segel (and the Muppets) bled more than half his support but still finished third with 16.9 percent, and Emma Stone held tough with 10.7 percent of voters. Baldwin’s cameo on last night’s “Weekend Update” proved too little too late, and the all-timer was eliminated (5.0 percent) after hanging around since the season premiere.

Will Perry have staying-power? Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five surviving hosts, as reminders of their recent performances. Vote below, and the host with the least popular support will be sent packing, and the other four will advance to compete next Saturday against… Jimmy Fallon! Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry hosts tonight's 'Saturday Night Live': Talk about it here!

Don’t worry Stefon, we’ll tell her. (Psssst Katy, he’s definitely not the one that got away.)

While Katy Perry has appeared on Saturday Night Live before (she was the musical guest during an episode last September, in which she also appeared in a sketch poking fun at herself and her Sesame Street controversy), this will mark the pop star’s first go as a host. Perry will also be accompanied by her touring buddy Robyn, who will be on hand as musical guest for tonight’s brand-new episode. Watch the latest promo featuring Perry, Robyn, and Bill Hader’s Stefon below. (I would have guessed they’d save Stefon for next week’s year-end episode when Jimmy Fallon returns to SNL as host, but an early Stefon arrival is just as good as any early Christmas present.) READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry's 'Saturday Night Live' promo -- VIDEO

It’s not often Katy Perry finds herself competing with Steve Buscemi for bragging rights to something. (Sometimes, sure, but not often.) But the singer will be doing just that this weekend as she gets ready for her first Saturday Night Live-hosting gig, just one week after the Boardwalk Empire star turned out to be one of this season’s unsung heroes.

The promo clip for Perry’s episode of SNL (which she’ll host while her tour-mate Robyn serves as musical guest,) arrived and with it, in addition to wearing a shirt that even cats couldn’t get on board with (just ask this one…or this one,) the pop star shows off her comedic chops. While her imitation of her hubby Russell Brand is pretty great, she might might want to try her hand at drama another time. Or, for now, just leave that to Buscemi. Watch: READ FULL STORY

Russell Brand shoots down break-up rumors, talks kids on 'Ellen'

Russell Brand dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. In his interview, the funnyman addressed rumors that he and wife Katy Perry are on the verge of divorce. “There are always rumors, aren’t there? In the end you have to just not engage with Internet technology,” he said, then joked, “which is difficult because a lot of the nude women websites I quite enjoy!”

Brand called the Internet “a wicked little liar” and added that “being famous is like a little bit of you is taken away, and goes off, and lives on its own and does what it wants.” Still, he insisted, “I’m married to Katy perpetually. ‘Until death do us part‘ was the pledge. I’m still alive!” Brand also talked about having kids in the interview. See his take on the possibility of little Brand-Perry babies after the jump.

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Break out that cherry chapstick once again: 'Glee' covers Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl' -- VIDEO

Who could have guessed that tonight’s brand new episode of Glee titled “I Kissed A Girl” would feature a cover of the Katy Perry earworm of the exact same name? Then again, at a high school where the median age of the student body hovers around 24 and the house band is always on the ready, anything is possible. And that includes a sultry performance by the gals of Glee, led by Naya Rivera and Lea Michele, complete with more cheerleading Katy Perry enthusiasts and uncomfortable reaction shots from Matthew Morrison’s Mr. Schuester. (Keep it together, man!) While the ladies’ cover of the ode to experimentation likely won’t garner the same reaction as Glee‘s other ventures into the Katy Perry catalog (namely Darren Criss’ swoon-worthy take on “Teenage Dream”) it will probably return the 2008 hit to its rightful place: On a relentlessly endless loop in your head. Check out the full clip below: READ FULL STORY

Teenage dream: Katy Perry shows some love for gigantic Justin Bieber

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Four weeks after she partied with 14-year-old Rebecca Black in her “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” video, Katy Perry is living the teenage dream all over again — only this time, it’s with Canadian mini-heartthrob Justin Bieber. Or at least with a giant painting of him.

Perry tweeted a photo of herself Saturday posing next to what looks to be a 10-foot outdoor mural of Bieber in his signature hoodie and side-swept mop of hair. “Eatin’ corn on the cobb [sic] hangin with my adopted son, The Biebs,” reads the caption by Perry, who is pictured in a cowboy hat and a flannel shirt, snacking on an ear of corn. A quick jaunt through her Twitter feed and online tour dates suggests the mural is somewhere in scenic Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  READ FULL STORY

Michele Bachmann (mis)uses Katy Perry's 'Firework' in campaign. Does it irk you when a song is misunderstood?

Over the weekend, controversial Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann entered the RightOnline conference in Minneapolis to the sounds of Katy Perry’s “Firework”, which can only lead to one reasonable explanation: Bachmann and Co., perhaps in preparation for the 4th of July, wanted to get super patriotic and play a song about fireworks.

Otherwise, it’s fairly easy to assume Bachmann was looking off to the side when someone tried to show her the music video for “Firework” and inform her that the song itself is actually Perry’s love letter to many, including homosexuals. Of course, if you know anything about Bachmann, then you know she’s hardly been supportive of the LGBT community throughout her career. (And at the same event, the representative had glitter thrown at her by an alleged LGBT activist.)

So was Bachmann’s use of the tune in her campaign insulting or a simple misunderstanding? READ FULL STORY

'HIMYM': Neil Patrick Harris tweets Katy Perry episode promos. This looks promising...

Earlier this month, we asked you how you think How I Met Your Mother guest star Katy Perry would compare to the show’s other seemingly endless supply of guest stars. And, based on the promos for the episode starring the “California Gurls” singer — which became available yesterday after Neil Patrick Harris tweeted them: “CBS just emailed me promos for the Katy Perry ep of HIMYM. Not sure if I’m supposed to tweet ‘emyet. Oops.” — she’ll rank somewhere between Wayne Brady and Britney Spears. (HIMYM fans know where on the spectrum those two fall.) Unlike some of the CBS sitcom’s guest stars, Perry, I’ve always felt, has great comedic timing (which I’m sure was bolstered by marrying a certain British comedian). Just watch her fluster Ann Curry on Today (at about 1:50) earlier this summer. As for the promos, watch them here. And, no, she’s not the mother.

Anyone else think Perry, from certain angles, looks like a brunette twin of The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco?

Read more:
Katy Perry to guest star on ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ How do you think she’ll compare to the others?
‘How I Met Your Mother': Did the show do a good job tackling a dark subject?

Justin Bieber, Google king: The most searched terms of 2010

justin-bieberImage Credit: Pamela LittkeyAs 2010 draws to a close, it’s time to turn to the Google Zeitgeist — because we are what we search, no? In addition to searches about major political events and humanitarian crises, there was, of course, the celebrigoogling. This year’s most searched person in the United States: Justin Bieber. Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Eminem, and Megan Fox rounded out the top 10.

On the film front, Batman and Star Wars were the most searched for movies, which is kind of wild considering neither Batman nor Star Wars movies came out this year. (Of course, we can’t rule out Clone Wars as being responsible for the surge in searches.) Or even last year! But they are pretty awesome. Toy Story 3, Dear John, Tron, Percy Jackson, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Avatar, and Inception were among the most-searched films as well. READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry joins Darren Criss and the Dalton Academy Warblers to sing 'Teenage Dream'

Darren-Criss-Katy-PerryImage Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty ImagesIn the off chance that “Teenage Dream” fatigue has not yet kicked in, last night at the Trevor Project Live benefit in Hollywood, Darren Criss and the Dalton Academy Warblers performed the mega-hit “Teenage Dream” with a very special surprise guest. About halfway through the performance, Katy Perry took the stage, sang some big vocal ad libs, and then joined the group for the rest of the song. Whether you think she added something to Darren and the Warblers’ performance or not, it was great to finally see Katy join Darren and perform the hit at such a special event rather than on a television show. Check out the (very blurry) video for yourself — Perry shows up around the 1:22 mark:  READ FULL STORY

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