Katy Perry’s Mom Jokes Divorce Helped Fill Churches

Katy Perry as Katy Beth Terry in a glam outfit while shooting the 'Last Friday Night (TGIF)' music video

According to The Sun, Katy Perry’s mother Mary Hudson joined her husband Keith for their first church service since the pop star divorced comedian Russell Brand, greeted by a packed crowd of 300 worshipers. Mary, 63, joked to the Church on the Rise congregation in Westlake, Ohio: “I’m sure Katy is trending on the internet just to get you to church tonight. I mean all over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012.”

Katy Perry ‘The One That Got Away’ Video

Katy Perry 'The One That Got Away' single cover

Katy Perry is out with the music video to her new single ‘The One That Got Away’, off the Santa Barbara, California pop singer’s third studio album ‘Teenage Dream’, out now on Capitol Records.

“I’m so pleased to select ‘The One That Got Away’ as my sixth single because this song shows a very different side of me that I haven’t shown with my past singles on this record, I think that everyone can relate to this song,” Perry said. “I wrote (it) about when you promise someone forever, but you end up not being able to follow through. It’s a bittersweet story. Hopefully, the listener learns from hearing it and never has to say they had ‘The One’ get away.”

Watch the Floria Sigismondi directed video via YouTube below.

Katy Perry ‘California Dreams’ Arena Tour West Coast Highlights

Katy Perry fires off a candy launcher on stage

Katy Perry posted behind the scenes footage from the west coast leg of her ‘California Dreams’ Arena Tour 2011. “My idea of success is to get them a great show continuing every night and know that it’s a whole new set of people,” Perry said about her live shows. Katy is seen rehearsing a ‘Friday’ performance with her ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’ video co-star Rebecca Black. Watch it via YouTube below.

Ellie Goulding Opens On Select California Dreams Tour Dates

Ellie Goulding

Fresh off of her sold-out summer US headlining tour, Ellie Goulding will be returning stateside this November to join Katy Perry on select dates of her California Dreams Tour. Earlier this year, the English pop singer’s critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Lights’ earned her appearances on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ as well as a personal invitation by Prince William and Kate Middleton to sing at the Royal Wedding.

Ellie Goulding California Dreams Tour Dates:
November 15 – Hartford, CT at XL Center
November 16 – New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
November 19 – Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay Events Center
November 21 – Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena
November 22 – Los Angeles, CA at Staples Center

Katy Perry East Coast California Dreams Arena Tour Behind The Scenes

Katy Perry wearing a candy dress on stage

Katy Perry has released backstage and performance footage from the east coast leg of Katy Perry’s sold-out California Dreams Arena Tour 2011. “What the hell have you done to my face,” a makeup free Katy is seen telling her stylist in the video. “How come I look 45 today?” The response? “Because you’re dehydrated and you drank last night.”

Perry also got some positive feedback from her dancer Ashley. “As far as working with Katy, she’s very generous. She wants perfection. She wants her show to be great and she really cares about her fans.”

Watch the webisode below.

Natalia Kills Is A Complimentary Supporting Act

Natalia Kills blindfold

Natalia Kills chatted with Celeb Dirty Laundry in a Q&A, where the English pop singer was asked about being the support act on tours with Kelis, Robyn, Ke$ha, Bruno Mars, the Black Eyed Peas, and currently Katy Perry on her California Dreams Tour. Asked about her favorite, the 25-year-old was complimentary to them all. “I Love Robyn – she’s so talented and I’ve been a huge fan for many years… She’s one of the best performers I’ve seen,” the ‘Mirrors’ singer said. “And the Kesha crowd was great… they had so much energy. I really loved supporting Bruno Mars because he’s an incredible musician but he doesn’t take himself too seriously… and he is so much fun to hang out with! I’m excited for Katy Perry – I’m definitely a fan – her voice is beautiful and she’s got so much attitude that I can’t wait to see her show when I come off stage.”

Katy Perry ‘Firework’ Wins Video Of The Year VMA

Katy Perry opens her arms while shooting the 'Firework' music video, a treatment which got the pop star the Video Of The Year VMA

Katy Perry won the coveted award of the night at the MTV Video Music Awards, nabbing the Video of the Year Moonman for ‘Firework’. The song is off Perry’s second studio album, Teenage Dream.

“Tonight has been a night of firsts. This is my second Moonman, and I’m very, very proud of this because I’m very proud for the song that it stands for, which is ‘Firework’,” Perry told the audience with a yellow block on top of her head after accepting the Moonman from Katie Holmes. “I feel like I’m doing something right when I sing that song. So thank you so much for everybody who helped, in creating it, Dave Meyers, to Danny Lockwood, to my management. To all of y’all out there. To all my fans, salute. And last but not least, my husband [Russell Brand].”

Watch the acceptance speech below.

Katy Perry & Kanye West Win Best Collaboration VMA For ‘E.T.’

Katy Perry filming the 'E.T.' music video

Katy Perry and Kanye West won the Best Collaboration Moonman during last night’s MTV Video Music Awards for their song ‘E.T.’ It was Perry’s first VMA award of her career, which was presented to the pair by Demi Lovato and Chord Overstreet.

“Now this is the time where you want to interrupt me, Kanye,” Perry joked while accepting the award, referencing West’s infamous VMA incident with Taylor Swift. “We are so excited. We want to say thank you so much to Floria Sigismondi, who is an amazing and incredible director, and thank you so much to our fans, because I think this is what happened, is our fans got together and gave us this Moonman.”

The acceptance speech at MTV.com has since been removed.