Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Lenny Kravitz: Hottest Star Sightings of the Day (PHOTOS)

The weekend has been a whirlwind of award ceremonies and concerts galore!

Katy Perry was honored at the Trevor Live gala at The Hollywood Palladium on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. The “Fireworks” singer looked stunning in a gold beaded gown and braided crown of hair as she strutted down the red carpet.

Meanwhile, Hunger Games star Lenny Kravitz was across the country at another award ceremony. The singer and actor was at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. on Sunday night.

Taylor Swift got ready to rock at KISS FM’s 2012 Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” hopped a plane to New York City immediately following the concert to spend a casual Sunday with rumored boyfriend, One Direction‘s Harry Styles.

The two were spotted walking in Central Park and later at Bond St. restaurant in SoHo for a romantic sushi dinner.

“They sat at their own booth and were giggling a lot. Harry looked really happy. She was talking a lot and he was laughing at her stories.”

While it’s too early to tell if the twosome are officially the newest ‘It’ item, the eyewitness said it looked like a cute first date.

“It seemed like they were just getting to know each other.”

See more star sighting in our Celebs Snaps gallery — above.

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Katy Perry Feels Fat Without Spanx

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Spanx are a godsend for women when getting dressed up. The undergarments are designed to slim the shape and hold in any of those pesky “more of you to love” parts that most women have. Most celebs won’t be caught dead on a red carpet without a pair of Spanx, even when they are trim and toned. Katy Perry recently braved the red carpet at the UNICEF ball in NYC on Nov. 27 sans Spanx. Turns out the curvy singer with the to-die-for body was not a happy camper leaving the bodyshapers at home.

“I feel like my [fat] is sticking out so bad right now,” she told Us Weekly. “I almost always wear [Spanx], but not tonight, and I feel it pushing out, making me look fat.”

Uh, Katy, you looked anything but fat in your blue, caped Naeem Khan gown at the ball!

The Billboard Woman of the Year cover girl also revealed that she does stay in shape by running on the elliptical while watching CNN, but she doesn’t do it enough. Lord knows working out is boring, so keeping up with world and political events while you’re exercising is a good strategy. For a girl who slacks on working out, Perry sure is in shape.

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Katy Perry + Carly Rae Jepsen Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event

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Katy Perry and Carly Rae Jepsen shared the spotlight at the Billboard Women in Music Event, where the two technicolored starlets were the guests of honor.

Perry earned the highly coveted Billboard Woman of the Year title for the massive success of ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection,’ which sold a staggering amount of copies and charted singles way beyond its original August 2010 release date. Jepsen earned the Rising Star Award for the success of her incomparably catchy ‘Call Me Maybe.’

Perry chatted onstage with Jon Stewart about her success, work ethic and relationship with fans. “I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women,” Perry said. (She clearly doesn’t quite grasp the meaning of the word “feminism,” which isn’t the belief that women should be superior to men, but the belief that women and men should be treated as equals.)

Another title she doesn’t like much? “I don’t really like to call myself a role model for my fans,” she added. “I hope that I am an inspiration for them, especially young women. My mantra, especially for the [‘Part Of Me’] film, was: If you believe in yourself, you can be anything.” She explained, ”People don’t want to look up to someone. They want to look at across at someone and say, ‘That’s my girl. She’s singing something I don’t know how to put into words. She’s captured something and became the soundtrack of my life,’” Perry said. “And I know that if I get out of line, my sister back home will whack me across the face — and so will my management.”

As for Jepsen’s success, the Canadian cutie explained that YouTube and fans had the biggest pull. “The thing we have now is more access to dance parties. I can remember my sister and I falling in love with the Spice Girls and we decided we were able to make our own little dance to it, only we weren’t able to share it,” she said. “Now you can do that. There’s easier access to share the love that way.”

Billboard’s editorial director Bill Werde pointed out that 2009′s honorees, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, went on to record the infectious ‘Telephone’ together, then said what we’re all thinking:”So Katy and Carly, no pressure!”

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Taylor Swift, Pippa Middleton and Katy Perry: Hottest Star Sightings of the Day (PHOTOS)

Taylor Swift looked absolutely stunning on Thursday as she attended the 2012 ARIA Awards in Sydney, Australia. The 22-year-old country crooner, who donned a white Elie Saab gown, performed her hit “I Knew You Were Trouble,” before hopping on a plane back to America.

The following day, Swift was spotted arriving at LAX in a plaid shirt, jeans and a pair of shades.

Across the Pond, Pippa Middleton bundled up for the winter weather while en route to catch a train at St. Pancras Station. The 29-year-old party planner stayed warm in a long coat, black boots and a purple scarf.

Stateside, Katy Perry was a vision in red at the Billboard Women in Music Awards held in Los Angeles. The “California Dreams” singer was crowned as “Woman of the Year.”

 

“I’d thought my year was over, that it was time to pass the baton. But I guess I get to hold onto it until the end of the year. It’s truly a lovely compliment. Seeing who has been honored in the past — Beyonce, Taylor Swift and others — I’m in good company,” Perry told Billboard this week.

Meanwhile, Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds were spotted touching down at the airport in London. The two have yet to make a joint red carpet public appearance since tying the knot in September.

For more of the day’s hottest celebrity sightings, check out the latest edition of Celeb Snaps, above.

Katy Perry is Pretty in Pink at Billboard Woman of the Year Luncheon

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Katy Perry was pretty as a pinup girl in a form-fitting, watermelon pink dress as the Billboard Woman of the Year luncheon on Nov. 30.

Perry appears on the new cover of the trade paper, celebrating her appointment as Woman of the Year. She looked ravishing in an almost coral shade of pink at the celebration. It certainly suited her, and the color brightened up an otherwise chilly New York City day.

The ‘Wide Awake’ singer wore her dark hair pulled off her face, fastened behind her neck and blown back, so she showed off her frock’s pretty, ruffled neckline.

The dress was belted and played up her curvy, built-like-a-brick-you-know-what-house figure.

While we love when Perry gets candy coated with her dresses, we must admit that when she goes simple, it’s incredibly sexy. She has such a tiny waist, which is accented by the belt.

It’s one of our favorite looks she has sported this year. We’re glad she saved the bright hue for her dress instead of her hair. That phase seems to be in the rear view for John Mayer‘s main squeeze.

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Which Songstress Was the Best Dressed This Week? – Readers Poll

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This week was jam-packed with red carpet beauties, with everyone from Selena Gomez to Nicki Minaj stepping out in ultra glam ensembles for high-profile events. After looking at all five of the nominated songstresses above, who gets your vote for the best dressed songstress of the week?

For the 2012 UNICEF Snowflake Ball, Selena Gomez chose a black Dolce & Gabbana gown with bronze beading and a halter-style top. The floor-sweeping number flattered Gomez’s fit figure and the colors complemented her sun-kissed skin and dark features.

Meanwhile, all the way over in Australia, Selena’s BFF Taylor Swift was once again dazzling with her choice of red carpet attire at the 2012 ARIA Awards. The cream-colored Ellie Saab gown was another winner for the always fashionable ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ singer, and also showed off some skin courtesy of some sheer, lacy side panels.

Nicki Minaj was also at the 2012 ARIA Awards, and as usual, the rapper kept things bold and bright. She wore a rainbow-colored ensemble that consisted of a bra top with floor-brushing fringe as well as some patterned leggings and pumps to match. To top things off, literally, Minaj chose a long blonde wig for the event Down Under.

Glee‘ starlet Lea Michele also got all dressed up this week for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and In Style’s 2013 Golden Globe celebration. The actress, who is expected to drop her debut album next year, wore a beige Valentino gown that looked comfortable enough to sleep in! It has a casual chic feel while remaining totally glam, and we think it was one of Michele’s best looks of the year.

Finally, we’ve got Katy Perry, who walked the blue carpet at the 2012 UNICEF Snowflake Ball in a Naeem Khan column gown with a detachable cape. The color and texture of the gown looks gorgeous on the ‘Wide Awake’ singer, but that cape felt a bit odd. Capes are never really cool, but maybe the empowering songstress was channeling her inner Wonder Woman that night.

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Nicki Minaj Joins Taylor Swift, Fergie in the Celebrity Fragrance Showdown: Which Star Scent Would You Wear? (POLL & GALLERY)

After teaming up with OPI on a line of nail polishes, Nicki Minaj is giving fans a chance to smell like her with the launch of her new fragrance, “Pink Friday.”

The American Idol judge has been making the rounds to promote her signature scent, even heading Down Under this week, where she channeled the perfume bottle’s “outrageous” design in a wacky patchwork princess costume at a promotional event.

But, with Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, and Fergie all releasing fragrances in time for the holidays — and Katy Perry just announcing she’s teaming up with COTY on a signature scent — the famous fragrance competition is heating up.

Is Minaj’s flair for the dramatic enough to make “Pink Friday” stand out from the slew of celebrity scents?

Check out all the latest celebrity scents here. Then weigh in by voting for the star scent you would be most likely to wear.

 

Catch up on the latest celeb beauty news in the video below.

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Katy Perry Covers Billboard’s Woman of the Year Issue

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Congrats to Katy Perry! She is celebrating her Billboard Woman of the Year nod by covering the magazine’s new issue.Set against a powder pink background and wearing electric blue eye shadow, the image is the same as the black and white glam shot that was released yesterday, only in technicolor.

In the video where she talks about this accolade, Perry opens up about the women who inspired her. She admitted that she likes to be viewed as a strong woman, and that Billboard is doing just that with its appointment of her as Woman of the Year.

She reminds us that she wasn’t allowed to listen to secular music other than Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf, the latter was allowable only because her mother speaks French. The subjects these women were singing about were intense. Perry couldn’t enjoy Madonna, but she was allowed to listen to Billie Holiday sing about drugs. Ironic, isn’t it?

Oh, and speaking of being ironic (don’t ya think?), Perry also threw props to not only Patty Griffin and Jonatha Brooke, but to Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill.’ She cited the 1995 album as a major source of inspiration, since every song struck a chord.

She also hearted Gwen Stefani and Bjork.

As for new music? All she said was that there will be no replication on the ‘Teenage Dream’ follow-up. It will be a ride and that she thinks there is innate value in going away for a minute and being missed.

Hurry back, Katy! And congrats again on being Billboard’s Woman of the Year.

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Katy Perry Channels Old Hollywood Glam in New Fragrance Promo

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New fragrance deal, new promo pic! Only Katy Perry could make a sleek, slicked back, high and shiny ponytail look Old Hollywood glam.

The newly released photo is a black and white glamour shot of the ‘Wide Awake’ singer, which accompanied the announcement that she would be partnering with fragrance behemoth Coty to distribute her first two scents Purr and Meow!, as well as her upcoming third perfume. Perry is absolutely gorgeous. Her eyelashes, which are likely fake, are beautiful, framing her blue eyes perfectly.

With only her bare shoulders and shiny rave hair, Perry is a vision in this image. She’s beyond photogenic.

Perry is also beyond stoked to get started on her third fragrance and with a powerhouse like Coty handling marketing and distribution, she is set to take over the olfactory world.

“I am honored to be working with Coty, which has produced some of my favorite fragrances,” said Perry. “I’m excited to share what’s next in my perfumed world as well as making Purr and Meow! more accessible worldwide!”

Perry continues to work on the third scent in her fragrance portfolio, expected at retail stores in 2013.

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Selena Gomez Hangs With Katy Perry at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball!

Although Selena Gomez just partnered with Adidas as a style ambassador, she’s been one of UNICEF’s ambassadors for years now! Recently, Sel joined fellow pop princess Katy Perry at UNICEF’s Snowflake Ball in NYC to help celebrate the work the organization does for children around the world. Selena and Katy both looked stunning in holiday-appropriate gowns and took plenty of pics together to commemorate the evening. Check out ClevverTV’s video to see more pics of Sel and hear them discuss the event in detail!

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Katy Perry Supposedly Has a Secret Half-Sister

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Katy Perry may have some more family drama to deal with, namely a woman named Jodi Hudson who is reportedly the pop star’s half-sister.

According to Star magazine via Radar Online, Katy’s father, Keith Hudson, had Jodi with his first wife. Star found out about the 43-year-old Las Vegas resident after going through court-filed divorce documents.

Jodi has remained quiet over the years, but a recent YouTube video caused her to speak out. In the clip, Keith, an evangelical pastor, was shown preaching, “Don’t close the door on your children.”

“I broke down when I saw that video,” Jodi told Star in an exclusive interview. “He completely abandoned me when I was a child and has had almost nothing to do with me throughout my life.”

Jodi says Keith has kept her apart from Katy with whom she has no relationship. “I spent a night in my father’s house in Santa Barbara when Katy was about four or five,” she said. This, she claims, was the only time she ever met the singer.

Katy has two full siblings in her sister Angela, 30, and her brother David, 24. Jodi’s full interview will be available in the new issue of Star, which hits newsstands today (Nov. 29).

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