Katy Perry

Jan 242017
 
2017 Women's March in Los Angeles

2017 Women’s March in Los Angeles

US Celebrity Blog would be amiss if it didn’t acknowledge celebrities who have shown their true colors during the recent Women’s Marches in Washington D.C. and throughout the United States.

We all know that it takes a lot to become recognized as an artist, but the rewards of this recognition can come with both, fame and fortune. Not every artist – or a celebrity – uses fame well. (Some turn it into notoriety.) But there is a huge group of entertainment industry’s rich and famous that has made us proud to be their fans during the Women’s Marches in the United States on Saturday January 21st 2017. All of them deserve to be acknowledged and thanked for supporting what’s right for us, our Country and its future.

There is no way to list all of the participating celebrities so excuse us please if we didn’t give you proper credit. Among the celebrities who stood up for American values are:

Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Alicia Keys, Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Mandy Moore, Jane Fonda, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Emma Watson, Drew Barrymore, Amy Schumer, Ashley Judd, Felicity Huffman, Idina Menzel, Zendaya, Gillian Anderson, Helen Mirren, America Ferrera, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Jessica Chastain, Katie Holmes, Rihanna, Jamie Lee Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg, Yoko Ono, Cynthia Nixon, Rosie Perez, Mindy Kaling, Bella Thorne, Uzo Aduba, Emily Ratajkowski, Elizabeth Gillies, Amber Tamblyn, Janet Mock, Lena Dunham, Melissa Harris-Perry, Diane Guerrero, David Beckman, Charlie Brotman, Suki Waterhouse, Sir Ian McKellan, Rita Ora and others. (That’s not counting Chelsea Handler, Maria Bello and Charlize Theron who led a march in Sundance, Utah.)

There are some celebrities who have done their part in advance (think Meryl Streep!) and some who couldn’t participate due to other commitments but have nevertheless expressed their support (i.e. Bruce Springsteen and Kim Kardashian).

In addition to the entertainment industry’s celebrities there were real-life legends standing up for what’s right. Some of them were: Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem and Michael Moore. All of them made us proud to be American!

US Celebrity Blog thanks each and every celebrity who publicly took a stand for our values: women rights, human rights, social justice, immigrant rights, affordable healthcare, LGBT and transgender rights and many other issues dear to us which are threatened by the new administration.

We, the Americans who understand what’s at stake sincerely appreciate your support. The rest of us – I’m referring to the prodigal children, of course! – will thank you too: sooner or later.

 

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May 232012
 

Katy Perry Hot in 2011: read about Katy Perry, watch Katy Perry Video I Kissed a Girl and more on US Celebrity Blog.

Katy Perry Hot in 2011

Katy Perry was born on October 25th 1984 in Santa Barbara, CA to a devout Christian family (both of her parents are pastors) that encouraged her to sing gospel in churches and protected her from exposure to secular music.

She discovered the world of pop music as a young teenager and followed her calling all the way to Nashville, TN at the age of 15. It is there that she built her music industry relationships and begun her career. Her first album which contained Christian songs was released in 2001 under her true name: Katy Hudson. Since her birth name is easy to confuse with that of Kate Hudson, the well-known actress, Katy eventually decided to take on a stage name Katy Perry. (Perry, the name she’s made famous is her mother’s maiden name.)

On her way to success she encountered and was influenced by Glen Ballard (the mentor of Alanis Morissette in the album “Jagged Little Pill”). It is her work with Ballard that brought her the attention of Blender magazine and later Jason Flom who signed her for Capitol Music.

Her major breakthrough came when she provided a free download of her song Ur So Gay on her MySpace page. The song became instantly popular and propelled her second single I Kissed a Girl to the top. (Used on the popular teen TV series “Gossip Girl” the song climbed up Billboard Hot 100 chart and landed at the coveted #2 spot.)

Katy Perry

Katy Perry (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com)

Katy Perry has had several notable hits since: Hot N Cold, Waking Up In Vegas, Thinking of You, Ur So Gay, One of the Boys, Fingerprints, I’m Still Breathing, Mannequin, and Lost. Still, I Kissed a Girl is favored by many of her fans.
Katy is used to breaking conventions and once said famously: “If people want a role model, they can have Miley Cyrus.”

In October 2010 she married British actor, writer, and producer Russell Brand and according to some sources is considering changing her stage name to reflect her marital status…. (The marriage is currently over, the divorce proceedings are underway and other than Katy’s lyrics, it appears that both parties have moved on.)

Katy Perry was ranked #1 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 of 2010 list; we believe that her spot on the Hot List 2011 is assured.

Katy Perry Singing California Gurls (Video)