Katy Perry Learned About Birth Control At Planned Parenthood

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Katy Perry is on the cover of Vanity Fair, and inside, she kind of explains the obsession with candy and fruit: She had no childhood. She tells Vanity Fair: "I didn't have a childhood." The only book she was allowed to read was the bible; she couldn't say words like "deviled eggs" "or "Dirt Devil." In addition, Perry reveals that her evangelical Christian parents sheltered her and fed her false information: "Growing up, seeing Planned Parenthood, it was considered like the abortion clinic. I was always scared I was going to get bombed when I was there. I didn't know it was more than that, that it was for women and their needs. I didn't have insurance, so I went there and I learned about birth control." These days, Katy and her parents have a different relationship: "I don't try to change them anymore, and I don't think they try to change me. We agree to disagree. They're excited about my success." Even though Katy has a tattoo that reads "Jesus," her spiritual life is more open. "I have always been the kid who's asked, 'Why?' In my faith, you're just supposed to have faith. But I was always like - 'why?' At this point, I'm just kind of a drifter. I'm open to possibility. My sponge is so big and wide and I'm soaking everything up and my mind has been radically expanded." [Vanity Fair via London Evening Standard]


In case you're curious why we never saw photographs of Katy Perry's elaborate tiger preserve nuptials in India, she explains: "The press is just not your friend when it comes to a marriage. That's why we didn't sell the pictures of our wedding, and we got offered millions of dollars for them. Millions." She was asked why she didn't accept the cash and then donate it to charity. "I can always do that later for something else — maybe if I have a child. But I've seen too much of it with other people - it's the wrong kind of attention. It detracts from the reason why you exist. We wanted that moment to ourselves."[Vanity Fair via Digital Spy]

Oh look! Another quote from Katy Perry: "My career is like an artichoke. People might think that the leaves are tasty and buttered up and delicious, and they don't even know that there's something magical hidden at the base of it. There's a whole other side [of me] that people didn't know existed." And: "I don't take anything for granted… There are 500 other girls right behind me. And I know that, because I was one of them. I remember what it's like to be someone who's always trying to get there-sending out tons of e-mails … trying to connect with some person who could connect me with some other person. And I wouldn't be working at this pace now if I didn't truly know that fame is fleeting." [Vanity Fair]

BTW, I'm sort of in love with the neon nerdy '80s cover of Katy Perry's new single, "Last Friday Night (TGIF)." [ONTD]

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We still don't know what Mariah Carey is naming her twins, but she tweeted a clue: Both the boy's name and the girl's name will begin with M. My guess is that the girl is named Mariposa. Obvs. Spanish for butterfly! The boy? Maybe Martin? Mack? Malcolm? Maui? Money? [People]

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Unsolicited Uterus Update: We heard that Carla Bruni was pregnant, but we didn't know she was expecting twins. Double trouble. [Contact Music]

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The Situation is getting his own spin-off show on MTV, Everyone Loves Misogyny. [NYDN]

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Shocker: Lindsay Lohan may not even have to go to jail. Non-violent misdemeanor offenders are often sentenced to house arrest, which means LL could hang out in her Venice mansion and wear an ankle monitor. [TMZ]

  • Whoops! Renée Zellweger and Bradley Cooper had an awkward moment at the Met gala. Running into exes is a universal suck. [Page Six]
  • FYI: "Britney Spears Is Not A Corporate Puppet." [Digital Spy]
  • Kendra Wilkinson was given the boot on Dancing With The Stars last night, and she says: "I'm not the best dancer but I am the best mom." Oh, too bad there's no Mothering With The Stars. Or is it the follow-up series to Teen Mom? [People]
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt and boyfriend Alex Beh have split. Don't fret: "She's doing fine." [People]
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers just left his fourth stint in rehab. [Contact Music]
  • Glee's Matthew Morrison is performing a duet with Sting, whom he calls "one of my icons, a musical genius." [Daily Express]
  • Rachel Weisz is in talks to join the cast of Oz, The Great And Powerful, which James Franco and Mila Kunis have already signed up for. Sam Raimi is directing, so get excited. [Digital Spy]
  • Leonardo Di Caprio and Bar Refaeli are going through a rough patch? I thought they'd already broken up. [Page Six]
  • Oooh: Hanna star Saoirse Ronan will star in the film based on Stephenie Meyer's novel The Host. [Digital Spy]
  • Save the date: Tony Romo is marrying Chace Crawford's little sister May 28 in Dallas. [TMZ]
  • "I didn't want to kill myself but I didn't want to live." — Shania Twain, on learning that her husband of 14 years — who was also her producer and songwriting partner — was having an affair with her best friend. In an interview with Oprah, Shania also says, "I thought I'd never sing again." [Pop Eater, Daily Mail ]



All right, both Katie Perry and Gwyneth Paltrow have said or done things within the past month where I find myself nodding my head and going "that's kind of awesome." Time to keep your eyes peeled for all those cars with bumper stickers that say 'Warning: In case of Rapture, this car will be driver-less.'