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VIETgrlTerifa
12-31-2011, 07:10 PM
Is that what that stupid song is supposed to be about? It finally makes sense. I find her totally repellant in every way imaginable.

PeterG
12-31-2011, 07:39 PM
According to the Daily Mail he was sick of her partying as he is no longer in that phase of his life

I read somewhere that he was disrespectful towards her parents' Christian beliefs.


And while it may be odd, and no, I don't find him attractive, I do think there's something really weirdly sexy about him and I have no idea what it is or why I feel that way.

Brand was hilarious in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I was drawn to him like I never thought I would be... :eek:


I find her to be the most fake pop star ever, and that's saying something. She was originally a Christian singer, but that didn't work out, so she comes out with "I Kissed a Girl" because that was what would get attention at the time.

:lol: That does not make sense at all. You fail in a small niche market, so with that failure, you spiral down into global superstardom, succeeding in the biggest music market of them all? If she went from pop superstardom to contemporary Christian music, your point would be valid.


uhhhh it's not just hollywood marriages, I have a family member who just got married last valentines day, divorced 3 months later, but are still "together":confused:

So they are now living in SIN??!! :eek: :drama:

triple_toe
12-31-2011, 07:42 PM
He's an atheist and a recovering drug addict/alcoholic. She's a party loving Christian girl with super religious parents. Hmm, I wonder why it didn't work out?

PeterG
12-31-2011, 07:44 PM
He's an atheist and a recovering drug addict/alcoholic. She's a party loving Christian girl with super religious parents. Hmm, I wonder why it didn't work out?

:rofl:

VIETgrlTerifa
12-31-2011, 07:58 PM
:lol: That does not make sense at all. You fail in a small niche market, so with that failure, you spiral down into global superstardom, succeeding in the biggest music market of them all? If she went from pop superstardom to contemporary Christian music, your point would be valid.

Actually, Christian music is big business and one can make a nice lifestyle in that market. I think Cherub's point was that Katy had a sincere point-of-view once and wanted to be a Christian singer. However, that didn't work out as it failed to make any sort of impression, so she re-branded herself, sexed herself up, and made a song about being a hot girl enjoying a kiss with another hot girl playing into many straight guys' fantasies of porno-looking women kissing for men's enjoyment (but not really lesbian you know because that's going too far). She even named her album One of the Boys in order to reach that demographic.

She hit the jackpot because people fell for it, but some can argue that Katy Perry had to sell out in order to do so. Although, none of us really know her and maybe the persona she has now is closer to her true self than the Christian singer she tried to be in the past was.

overedge
12-31-2011, 08:46 PM
Actually, Christian music is big business and one can make a nice lifestyle in that market. I think Cherub's point was that Katy had a sincere point-of-view once and wanted to be a Christian singer. However, that didn't work out as it failed to make any sort of impression, so she re-branded herself, sexed herself up, and made a song about being a hot girl enjoying a kiss with another hot girl.

Jessica Simpson tried exactly the same thing. She tanked as as a Christian singer so she tried being a country singer, and that didn't work either, so then she went pop and finally cracked it. And now that her singing career is kind of kaput, she's doing whatever else she can to be "famous".

I think it has less to do with actually wanting to be a musician or having musical talent and more with just wanting to be famous.

vesperholly
12-31-2011, 09:45 PM
Jessica Simpson tried exactly the same thing. She tanked as as a Christian singer so she tried being a country singer, and that didn't work either, so then she went pop and finally cracked it. And now that her singing career is kind of kaput, she's doing whatever else she can to be "famous".

I think it has less to do with actually wanting to be a musician or having musical talent and more with just wanting to be famous.

Or perhaps it has even more to do with parental influence on a child's career. Jessica Simpson is the daughter of a minister and only 13 when she started singing professionally. Katy Perry's parents are pastors and she grew up only listening to gospel music. She was 17 when she released her first album, a gospel one. As a "good Christian girl", she likely gave a lot of weight to her parents' input.

I dislike Jessica Simpson and only like Katy Perry's music (some of it). I think it's quite a stretch to draw the conclusion of famewhore because of a switch from gospel/Christian to mainstream music. Perhaps I'll lose my cynic card, but a teenager who matures into a different taste in music/career isn't the same thing as being re-branded. Then again ... we've all heard the stories about Joe Simpson.

alchemy void
12-31-2011, 09:57 PM
Ugh. I kind of like Brand.

But Katie Perry....I despise her. But I love Britney, so I'm not sure were the disconnect is. Perhaps it stems back a few years ago when she was touring to support one of her first albums. The only reason I bought tickets was to see her opening act, the fabulous Alphabeat. But then they cancelled, some horrorshow replaced them, and Katy's performance was even more of a horrorshow: bad singing voice, boring, yucky attitude.

/rant off ;)

BigB08822
12-31-2011, 11:35 PM
I also think Katy's career switch had more to do with finally standing up for herself and making her own decisions vs. listening to and doing what her parents wanted. She started out young and probably did exactly as told (she was a minor, after all) but then she matured and did other things. I don't think she was a sell out at all. Now, the music she does now is the definition of sell out in the manufactured pop world. Churning out hits by Dr. Luke as if they rolled off a factory floor which isn't far from the truth. It will be VERY interesting to see how her future unfolds as Dr. Luke has been signed exclusively to another label (Sony, I think) and Katy isn't on that label. She will have to find hits without him. Not impossible but clearly she relies on him heavily, he produced every one of her singles from this last album except for Firework. 5 out of 6!

CarolineL
12-31-2011, 11:39 PM
Russell was seen in London leaving his hotel today with Florence Welch. Hmm.

kwanfan1818
12-31-2011, 11:47 PM
It didn't seem to matter to Aretha Franklin whether she was singing about G-d or a guy:

Lead Me on to the Promised Land (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgTnA9FseWw)

Dr. Feelgood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWQo8EddzeE)

overedge
01-01-2012, 12:43 AM
Russell was seen in London leaving his hotel today with Florence Welch. Hmm.

Run, Florence, run!!!

PeterG
01-01-2012, 02:54 AM
I looooooooooove Katy Perry's music.

Just sayin'...

:yikes: :scream:


Agreed. His standup show "Scandalous" from the O2 in London left me with the impression that he's really quite smart (and hilarious).

I checked youtube to see if there were any clips of this. The whole thing is there! (Freakin' brilliant by the way, love him!!!)

cailuj365
01-01-2012, 03:37 AM
I like both Katy and Russell individually as entertainers, and I was a bit sad to hear about their divorce as well. Some of the things Katy said about Russell in the past were really sweet. Oh well. I hope they find better partners for themselves soon.

Ziggy
01-02-2012, 12:46 AM
Why would you say that? Katie's adorable; She looks like the All-American, cheerleader, corn fed, milk drinking girl next door type, albeit one with very nice cleavage :D.

That's precisely what's terrifying.