In the January issue of Marie Claire, singer Katy Perry reveals the reason behind her 2012 divorce from comedian Russell Brand. She also tells the magazine how she dealt with her divorce and how it has affected her current relationship with singer John Mayer.
Speaking out about her divorce from Brand, Perry reveals that their split came down to them having children. “[Brand] 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 at home more. I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn't ready for it,” Perry tells the magazine.
The artists expected to perform at this event are, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, and Kings of Leon. With world leaders gathering at the United Nations General Assembly in New York very soon, these famous recording artists hope to utilize this concert in hopes of pressuring politicians into reconsidering their stance on world poverty. Although tickets for this concert are free, they must be earned through the Global Festival website by taking online "action" through a variety of mediums. The four main themes behind this festival are education, women’s equality, global health, and global partnerships. By signing petitions, sending letters to politicians, or simply watching videos, people will be able to earn their tickets by learning more about one of these four themes. Eligibility to obtain tickets through Ticketmaster will be announced throughout the summer.
John Mayer has said, "What the Global Poverty Project and its Global Citizen movement have accomplished in just five years is really inspiring," and "I’m excited to be part of this year’s program, alongside musicians I admire and working to end extreme poverty within a generation." Alicia Keys also expressed her confidence in Global Poverty's cause by saying, "The number of people around the world living in extreme poverty is staggering. They are humanity’s most vulnerable, and as global citizens, we must work to be their voice so that they can live with the same human rights we are privileged to have."
When we all thought Katy Perry and John Mayer would make sweet music together forever, the couple, who have broken up once before have again split. The couple, once in good spirits during awards season, were publicly photographed numerous times in the last few months at high profile events. Lately thought there have been clues indicating an impending breakup.
Sources tell People Magazine that the couple are spending significant time apart. Perry has been in L.A. while Mayer has been in his adopted state of Montana. Perry also tweeted a very sad and angry link to a song that says lyrics like, "I want you so much, but I hate your guts I hate you." If that is not a sure clue she is upset over the relationship we don't know what is. Sources also say she has become withdrawn from her social circle.
Remember the days when John Mayer was talked about on music networks and radio stations for being a talented musician that was able to perfectly blend pop/rock/blues music into one, creating his own unique sound by doing so? Songs such as “Your Body is a Wonderland,” “Waiting on the World to Change,” and “Daughters” garnered him more than just critical acclaim.
They also resulted in winning various prestigious awards musicians dream of winning (i.e. The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2003,) developing a huge fan base, as well as being played on radio stations all across the nation. John Mayer’s name is still a topic of discussion, but for all the wrong reasons. Rather than people/critics talking about how innovative of a musician he is, he has been stricken with the Kardashian-itis: being talked about because of who he was seen kissing or what female celebrity was caught leaving his hotel room in the A.M.
Kristen Stewart in hiding, drops out of the film Cali and will not walk the red carpet for her film On The Road. [Jezebel]
Randy Travis gets drunk, naked, and crashes his '98 Trans Am. [Dlisted]
Liberty Ross apparently wants to "work it out" with her cheating hubby. [TMZ]
There might be a potential new couple alert in the making. Singers Katy Perry and John Mayer, were recently spotted leaving the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles after a dinner date.
The two crooners are said to be taking it slow, according to sources, and have been chatting on the phone and going out on dates.
Both have had rough relationships in the past with high profile partners. Perry was recently divorced husband Russell Brand and Mayer has dated Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, and Taylor Swift, all whom have had their relationships targeted in the tabloids due to Mayer's candid way of speaking about his lady loves.
We just hope these two don't do anything stupid. The last thing Hollywood needs is another relationship disaster!
Looking into another person’s life can sometimes be intoxicating. Especially when that person has boundless heaps of money, a gorgeous home, exciting social life, and do we even have to mention immaculate abs? Regardless of whether its right or wrong, we all secretly indulge vicariously on the delights (and disasters) of celebrity status. And here for you, is a look into the decadent sanctuaries of some of the hottest stars in NYC.
Singer/songwriter John Mayer has been forced to take some time off the road after being diagnosed with Granuloma, a serious throat condition affecting the vocal cords. Mayer took to his blog to personally apologize to his fans, as he now has to back out of the iheartradio Music Festival in Las Vegas, as well as a scheduled performance with Tony Bennett in Los Angeles.
The release of his forthcoming record Born and Raised is also taking a hit, as Mayer's condition has kept him from finishing the vocal tracks on the record. The album, scheduled to come out at the end of the year, is now planned for a 2012 release.
Last night after dining on Thompson Street in SoHo, Jennifer Aniston and new man, Justin Theroux, were giving it to us in black and white --in photographs that is. (Courtesy of Terry Richardson.) The couple, who haven't been public about their romance since they've met, made sure to show us the money on these shots. The pair have reportedly been together since May, but have kept it on the D.L. to avoid accusations of Jen being a "home-wrecker."
According to a buddy of Theroux, the two only started dating after his former girlfriend, Heidi Bivens, moved out of their NYC apartment. Jen apparently, did not break them up. Aniston's friends also went on to say it is completely out of her character to, "hook up with a guy who has a girlfriend."
Ok, so in compliance with one of America's most notorious traditions, I have made up my own Valentine's Day mix for all you lovers out there. I opted for a more eclectic mix than your usual radio tunes, some golden oldies, some newbies, some you may not recognize and some that you might not necessarily deem as a lovey-dovey tune, but what can I say, this is my prerogative. So between the roses, the wine, the chocolate, and the 3 little words that light up the world, take some time and give this magical playlist a listen.