John Mayer Designs Custom Christmas Present for Katy Perry

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While serial dater John Mayer and serial candy dress wearer Katy Perry haven’t even officially confirmed their romance after several months of dating, public outings and photo opps, details of Mayer’s customized Christmas present for the pop diva have been unveiled.

In what can be deemed as an incredibly thoughtful and romantic gesture, Mayer put lots of effort into having a customized guitar made for Perry. Apparently, he wants to erase his former image as a blabbermouthing womanizer. Consult the Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson reference guide and Mayer Dating Playbook for instances of his gaffes.

A source told The Sun (quotes via Female First), “John has put some serious effort into his Christmas gift for Katy. Since they met, he has been trying to prove he isn’t the guy everyone says he is. This should definitely prove that — every little detail on the guitar shows how much he thinks of her.”

So what has he done to the instrument to prove his high regard for the ‘Wide Awake’ singer and to show he’s not the cad we all thought he was? Well, it is supposedly covered in intricate designs, including her initials (KP or KH, since her real last name is Hudson?) and the date on which they met.

Can we get a collective “Aw?” One, two, three: “Awwww!”

The thoughtful gift is just the tip of the romantic iceberg for the duo. They are reportedly shopping for digs in Los Angeles, putting their feet on the relationship gas pedal. An insider shared, “John and Katy have decided to give it a proper go and want to find a place in L.A. to share.”

They also are keenly aware that people are rooting against their relationship, given his dicey history. “But lots of people are willing them to fail,” the source said. “They row a bit and have quite a turbulent up-and-down relationship, despite it only being a few months old. Many of her friends are certain it will all end in tears. But that’s brought them closer in a way. It’s given them an ‘us against the world’ mentality.”

They are also together daily, according to the source, doing coupled up things like cooking, watching movies and playing music at his crib.

Sounds like love. Now they can make beautiful music together with Perry’s customized guitar.

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Katy Perry vs. Beyonce vs. Mariah Carey – Who Wore The Sexy Santa Costume Best?

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Happy holidays, PopCrushers! With the holidays in full swing, we thought it was about time to weigh in on the sexiest Santa in pop music.

Katy Perry is always wearing crazy costumes, especially around Christmas time. The born-and-bred Christian loves Kris Kringle and often dresses up to pay tribute to him during December. In this pic from 2009, she performed in Australia wearing a sexy Santa costume.

But can K.P. beat out the Queen Bey? When she was still a member of Destiny’s Child, Beyonce dressed up as a va-va-voom vixen from the North Pole to promote the trio’s line of dolls in Times Square. On a side note, Beyonce hasn’t aged at all in the past 10 years.

Finally, there’s Mariah Carey, who has become a Christmas icon thanks to her hit ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You.’ Last year, when she was still pregnant with twins Roc and Roe,  Carey performed in Disney World for their holiday spectacular in an adorable female Santa outfit.

Who wore the classic sexy Santa getup the best? Vote for Katy, Beyonce or Mariah below!

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Katy Perry vs. Beyonce vs. Mariah Carey – Who Wore The Sexy Santa Costume Best?

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Happy holidays, PopCrushers! With the holidays in full swing, we thought it was about time to weigh in on the sexiest Santa in pop music.

Katy Perry is always wearing crazy costumes, especially around Christmas time. The born-and-bred Christian loves Kris Kringle and often dresses up to pay tribute to him during December. In this pic from 2009, she performed in Australia wearing a sexy Santa costume.

But can K.P. beat out the Queen Bey? When she was still a member of Destiny’s Child, Beyonce dressed up as a va-va-voom vixen from the North Pole to promote the trio’s line of dolls in Times Square. On a side note, Beyonce hasn’t aged at all in the past 10 years.

Finally, there’s Mariah Carey, who has become a Christmas icon thanks to her hit ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You.’ Last year, when she was still pregnant with twins Roc and Roe,  Carey performed in Disney World for their holiday spectacular in an adorable female Santa outfit.

Who wore the classic sexy Santa getup the best? Vote for Katy, Beyonce or Mariah below!

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Katy Perry Fighting With Kristen Stewart Over Movie Role

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Katy Perry and Kristen Stewart are reportedly fighting over a major role in the upcoming as-yet-untitled Freddie Mercury movie.

As we reported earlier this summer, Perry has been eyeing the part, but now she’s got stiff competition. ‘Twilight’ actress Kristen Stewart, as well as Lady Gaga, are said to be gunning for the part of Mary Austin, who was in a six-year relationship with the Queen frontman before he admitted he was gay.

According to Hollywood Life, a source told Star magazine, “Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Kristen Stewart are on the short list for Mary, who played a huge role in Freddie’s life. They all desperately want the part, and it’s getting ugly!”

Sacha Baron Cohen has been cast as Mercury, and will reportedly choose his leading lady, who the late singer once described as “the love of his life.” However, rumors of cattiness may ruin the stars’ odds of landing the coveted role.

“With the girls fighting like this, it’s just hurting their chances of getting the part,” the source added. “It’s unprofessional, and Sacha is tired of the back-and-forth — he wants to choose one of them and be done with it.”

Mercury remained close with Austin until his death in 1991 from complications with AIDS. The movie could see a 2014 release, and, according to screenwriter Peter Morgan, fans will get to see the personal side of the iconic musician. “I didn’t want to write about a man dying from AIDS,” he said. “Luckily, when I looked into Mercury’s life, I found a good story in that window.”

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Outrageous Pop Star Nail Art

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Why does it seem like pop stars get to have all the fun? They get to dress up, go to award shows and rub elbows with the highest of society. Not to mention, they do so with amazing manicures on their nails.

For us common folk, having amazingly detailed 3D nail art like Kesha doesn’t bode well when we have to do things like rake, wash dishes or clean a toilet. So for now, check out these outrageous pieces of nail art from pop stars like Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and more!

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One Minute Buzz: Taylor Swift’s Big Week; Katy Perry and John Mayer’s Date Night (VIDEO)

It’s One Minute Buzz time!

This week was filled with plenty of Taylor Swift headlines, thanks to her rumored new romance with One Direction’s Harry Styles, her new music video for “I Knew You Were Trouble” and her big birthday.

On Thursday, the country music superstar turned the big 2-3.

In other celebrity couples news, Katy Perry and John Mayer hit their first red carpet together while attending a Broadway musical. Does that make them an official couple now?

 

Meanwhile, BFFs and Golden Globe co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have just released their first promo annual celebrity gathering and awards show. But things might get nasty come Jan. 13, when the ladies duke it out for the Best Actress — TV Series Comedy prize. Zooey Deschanel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lena Dunham are also nominated.

Be sure to check out the latest edition of One Minute Buzz, with Hyla, above.

Did we miss some of your favorite headlines of the week? Weigh in below.

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Katy Perry + John Mayer Attend Rolling Stones Concert Together

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The couple that rocks out together…stays together!

Katy Perry and her BF John Mayer attended last night’s (Dec. 13) Rolling Stones concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. While Perry and Mayer have never publicly acknowledged their relationship, the times they’ve been photographed together certainly tell a story and it’s one of couplehood. They look cute, comfy, cozy and coupled up while taking in the big rock show.

Perry and Mayer are a good-looking pair and they certainly give off the notion that they are happy together. In these casual pics, their eyes are firmly focused on the concert taking place. But check out how in step their body language is.

Perry is rocking a more natural hair color – finally! — with a shoulder-sweeping black coif and big hoop earrings. She’s the girl-next-door taking in a rock show.

Perry and Mayer are somewhat low key, as they appear together in public at events like rock concerts or visiting her California hometown, or enjoying a Broadway show. They have been known to show up in places dripping with paparazzi, but for the most part, they tend to keep things on the QT. They aren’t posting cryptic or too-revealing shots on Instagram or Twitter cough, ChRihanna, cough.

Mayer also jumped on stage to jam with the band on ‘Respectable.’

PopCrushers, will this couple last? Or will Mayer end up being ‘The One That Got Away’ from Perry, who announced her split with ex-husband Russell Brand almost a year ago.

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Katy Perry and John Mayer Have a Date Night in NYC with Mayer’s Father (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

They’re official!

Katy Perry and John Mayer made their red carpet debut for the premiere of Broadway’s A Christmas Story: The Musical in New York City on Wednesday. The Manhattan event marks the couple’s first official appearance together.

The singers looked smitten as they posed for pictures with cast members, the show’s composers, and even Santa Claus himself. The two were joined by Mayer’s father at an after-play dinner at Sardi’s in Manhattan’s Theater District.

Perry and Mayer have been quietly dating since July, with a short break back in August and again in early October.

But the “Wide Awake” singer was by her man’s side as he celebrated his 35th birthday in New York City in October. The two shared a romantic meal at Freeman’s on the Lower East Side before dancing the night away at hot-spot The Box.

But Perry is cautious about where things are going with the unlucky-in-love crooner.

“She doesn’t want to get her heart broken again, but she feels a real connection and wants to see where things go with Mayer,” a source told Us Magazine.

Perry divorced comedian Russell Brand earlier this year, and dated Florence + the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd for a short while in the spring.

What do you think of Perry and Mayer making it official?

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Katy Perry + John Mayer Take His Dad Out for Broadway Dinner Date

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Katy Perry and John Mayer really are dating, you guys! The couple were spotted out with Mayer’s father, Richard, in N.Y.C. Wednesday night (Dec. 12), as they  headed to dinner and the newest show on Broadway, ‘A Christmas Story.’ Yes, there’s a broadway version of one of our favorite holiday movies, but we digress.

The trio dined at Sardi’s restaurant, and while we’re sure they enjoyed a quality meal, the same could not be said of Perry’s outfit. It looks like the singer was taking the “ugly Christmas sweater” thing a bit too seriously.

They eventually made their way to the red carpet festivities for the Broadway musical, where both Perry and Mayer posed with the show’s composers, the cast of the musical, and Santa Claus! Well, at least Perry chose to give good ol’ St. Nick a photo op.

Now is it us, or are these two on the fast track to “serious relationship” territory as of late? The on-again, off-again couple were most recently “off,” because according to sources, Mayer just couldn’t commit.

“He kept luring Katy back with promises that was going to change, but then he didn’t,” said a source originally to Star magazine via HollywoodLife.com. “Katy was pretty crazy about him, so she kept giving him another chance. John liked Katy, so he wanted to keep her in his life, but it just wasn’t up to Katy’s standards.”

Despite these rumors, they appeared awfully jolly on their night out with Papa Mayer… but could that just be the Christmas spirit warming their hearts? Either way, we think they’re a cute couple and are crossing our fingers, especially for Katy.

Heck, they even found time to jam with a Johnny Cash cover band at a wedding all the way in Montana recently! Mayer owns property in the state, so it’s not totally out of his way, and bringing Perry along to his new home sure points in a positive direction, right?

So maybe this relationship is truly back “on again,” and hopefully for good this time!

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Forbes’ Highest Earning Female Musicians: Britney Spears, Taylor Swift Top the List

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2012 was definitely a good year for these ladies! Forbes Magazine released their list of the top earning female musicians (from May 2011 to May 2012), and some of our favorite stars made the list.

So, who was lucky enough to nab the number one spot ? Miss Britney Spears! Between her international Femme Fatale tour, and her $15 million X Factor salary, it’s easy to see how the “Toxic” singer earned $58 million. Not far behind was Taylor Swift, who was number two on the list, with $57 million in total earnings, thanks to her last tour and deals with CoverGirl and Sony.

Taylor is certainly having an amazing 23rd birthday — not only did she rank number two on this list, but she was nominated for a Golden Globe thanks to her song “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games! Oh, and not to mention, she’s dating Harry Styles from One Direction!

Read below to see the rest of the list!

3. Rihanna: $53 million
4. Lady Gaga: $52 million
5. Katy Perry: $45 million
6. Beyoncé: $40 million
7. Adele: $35 million
8. Sade: $33 million
9. Madonna: $30 million
10. Shakira: $20 million

What do you think about these stars’ mega-salaries? Sound off in the comments!

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Katy Perry, Oscars 2013 Nominee? Singer Makes Best Original Song Short List

In recent years, the Academy Award nominees for Best Original Song have been particularly snooze-worthy. But that all could change in 2013 — Katy Perry made the category’s short list!

That’s right. Perry’s breakup anthem “Part of Me” — the lead single off her motion picture debut, Katy Perry: Part of Me — is in contention for an Oscar alongside other unconventional tracks from Django UnchainedMagic Mike (“Ladies of Tampa,” as sung by Matthew McConaughey) and The Man With The Iron Fists (RZA and The Black Key‘s “The Baddest Man Alive”).

Perry will face stiff competition from record-breaking British songstress Adele, who recorded Skyfall‘s titular theme, and Fiona Apple, whose song ”Dull Tool” made the short list for Judd Apatow‘s This is 40.

Not to mention the Academy seems partial to Disney, so at least one of Brave‘s song — “Learn Me Right” and “Touch the Sky” — is a total shoo-in for a nomination. And who could forget ”Suddenly,” the original track that was added to Les Miserables, perhaps solely for a Best Original Song nomination.

Take a look at the full list of potential nominees below (yes, all 75 of them), as first reported by Deadline.com.

“For You” from “Act of Valor”
“Metaphorical Blanket” from “Any Day Now”
“Let It Rain” from “Being Flynn”
“Learn Me Right” from “Brave”
“Touch the Sky” from “Brave”
“Airport” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
“Come on Girl” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
“Someday” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
“Protect the King” from “Brooklyn Castle”
“California Solo” from “California Solo”
“Casa De Mi Padre” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
“Del Cielo” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
“Yo No Se” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
“No Other Plans” from “Celeste and Jesse Forever”
“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
“By the Light of the Moon” from “Crossroad”
“The Sambola! International Dance Craze” from “Damsels in Distress”
“When You Comin’ Home” from “Darling Companion”
“Death by China” from “Death by China”
“Delhi Safari” from “Delhi Safari”
“Ancora Qui” from “Django Unchained”
“Freedom” from “Django Unchained”
“100 Black Coffins” from “Django Unchained”
“Who Did That to You?” from “Django Unchained”
“How Bad Can I Be?” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
“Let It Grow” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
“Thneedville” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
“Ain’t No Train” from “Downtown Express”
“You Don’t Have to Be a Star” from “Fame High”
“Jose’s Martyrdom” from “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada”
“Strange Love” from “Frankenweenie”
“Voodoo” from “Halloween Party”
“Luna Nascosta” from “Hidden Moon”
“Song of the Lonely Mountain” from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Abraham’s Daughter” from “The Hunger Games”
“Master of the Seas” from “Ice Age Continental Drift”
“We Are” from “Ice Age Continental Drift”
“Looking for a Sign” from “Jeff, Who Lives at Home”
“From Here to the Moon and Back” from “Joyful Noise”
“He’s Everything” from “Joyful Noise”
“I’m Yours” from “Joyful Noise”
“Wide Awake” from “Katy Perry: Part of Me”
“Cosmonaut” from “Lawless”
“Beaten Up and Broken Down” from “Least among Saints”
“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
“When I Grow Up” from “Losing Control”
“Love Always Comes as a Surprise” from “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
“Ladies of Tampa” from “Magic Mike”
“The Baddest Man Alive” from “The Man with the Iron Fists”
“This Gift” from “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”
“Still Alive” from “Paul Williams Still Alive”
“Dotted Line” from “People Like Us”
“Snake Eyes” from “Promised Land”
“Razors.Out” from “The Raid: Redemption”
“I’m Not Leaving” from “Re:Generation”
“Still Dream” from “Rise of the Guardians”
“Undercover Love” from “Rock of Ages”
“Big Machine” from “Safety Not Guaranteed”
“I Be Here” from “Saint Dracula”
“I Have Secrets” from “Saint Dracula”
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
“Breath of Life” from “Snow White and the Huntsman”
“Gone” from “Snow White and the Huntsman”
“One Wing” from “Sparkle”
“Not Running Anymore” from “Stand Up Guys”
“Feel Love” from “Struck by Lightning”
“Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted”
“Never Had” from “10 Years”
“Dull Tool” from “This Is 40″
“She Won’t Let Go” from “Until They Are Home”
“Kiss Me Goodbye” from “Virginia”
“Anything Made of Paper” from “West of Memphis”
“Hashishet Albi” from “Where Do We Go Now?”
“When Can I See You Again?” from “Wreck-It Ralph”

Do you want to see Katy Perry win an Oscar? Which song do you want to see take home the Academy Award? Sound off in the comments!

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