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Katy Perry - "Blender" November 2008

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“I Kissed A Girl” singer Katy Perry takes the November 2008 cover of Blender (on stands October 14th). Here’s a sampling of her talking about growing up with God, battling booze, dating a thug and those girls on The Hills:

Growing up in her parent’s Evangelical ministry, she says, “It was kind of an island. We spoke in tongues. We knew there was this one way, and all the other ways were wrong.” In Katy‘s house, deviled eggs were called angeled eggs. “I didn’t know enough to ask my mom, ‘How come we call them that? Everybody else calls them something else.’” She’s protective of her parents beliefs, even if she doesn’t share them anymore: “They found God at a time when they really needed to, and I believe in the God they found. My dad would have died from one tab of Strawberry Fields (LSD) too many if he hadn’t found God.” Despite any religious conflicts, she’s part of the family tree. “I’m still in the will,” she explains. “It’s just that I have more money than them now.”

Breaking In: “The first time I got signed, they brought me in a room with three other girls they signed at the same time. They sat us down and said, ‘Maybe one of you will ever make a record. The other three can go back to Middle America and pop out babies.’” Despite her long wait, she didn’t quit: “What else was I gonna do? I’d just turn into a depressed, pill-popping disaster of a housewife.” She decided to stick it out until she turned 25, but it only took until she was 23. “It was really difficult, drinking became a problem. It got out of control until I said, OK – back to work. I know I’m speaking for someone, even if it is someone silly.”

Thug Life: Of her boyfriend, Gym Class Heroes front man Travis McCoy “He’s thug-nificent,” Katy says. “I can’t believe I got a thug to commit!” “We weren’t really together, it was casual. But soulless hooking up didn’t seem so hot to me. I always wanted to have a romance. I said “Excuse me, I’ve been coming to a number of your shows in the greater Los Angeles area for quite some time now. I’ve been your Penny Lane long enough, and now I want to be your Grace Kelly.”

She’s from Santa Barbara, not The Hills: Katy‘s thrift-store bombshell style is a big part of her appeal — this is definitely one pop star you wouldn’t get confused with the girls from The Hills. “Hellz to the f— no! There’s no comparison. No offense, but those ladies are a totally different breed. A cheeseburger’s fine if you’re just looking for something quick to fill you up, but there’s no substitute for the filet!”

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  • Loola

    she’s so sexy

  • CC

    I love her in spite of “I Kissed a Girl”.

  • Sophie

    too bad she smells…she doesn’t like to shower…that’s why she doesn’t wear clothes that some designers send her because there’s been problems already with her returning stinky clothes…
    She doesn’t use deodorant or something but its not normal to smell that bad.

  • mike

    omg that is so funny…like you’ve actually smelled the clothes or something!

  • Max

    anyways, its all about Britney from now on and finally I can forget about these wannabes

  • Julien

    I think that song has a bad influence on young girls…my sister actually kissed one of her friends this summer because this song made it sound like it was a cool thing to do…she’s only 13!!!

  • ariel

    I’m sorry but Travis McCoy is from Upstate New York. He’s the furthest thing from a thug, is she serious?!

  • Stella

    i hate that “kissed a girl” song! she’s one hot fox though…i’ll give her that. but i wouldn’t touch her with a 10-foot pole.

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  • Daniel Kemp

    Katy Perry has a very nice bum.

  • mike

    OMG to the woman who said my 13 year old sister kissed a girl because of a song….then she is stupid…or maybe your sister is a lesbian and it was just the final coming out thing??? I hate it when people sit there and say this made me do it or that made me do it…people can think for themselves….don’t blame other things…

  • jay

    Filet of what…Spam? She’s a little to overconfident in the stunning department, methinks. She’s not all that and her flashing pan is just about burnt down to a low ember.

  • http://n/a Jasmine

    Does anyone think she looks like Megan Fox?

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  • Trix

    Agree on the wannabe part….Madonna, Britney and Christina did it all already….Katy Perry can go back to the department store where she used to work…

  • newport beach, 92660

    “hellz to the fucck no!”

    ha ; why didn’t I think of that?


    I love her music , but my favorite isn’t ” I kissed a girl ” (even though it is an ah-mazing song) but . . . . “Hot ‘N’ Cold”

    it’s sooo good! i have it on my iPod and listen to it like every second.. lmfao..

    annnd she MAY dress like a skkank , but she is definitely a great person who has a sick voice . :D

  • leighton and blake fan

    I love Katy’s music.

  • Natalie

    #14 that’s what I said as soon as I saw it. But I think it’s in this pic only.

  • Tealeaf

    She is trying to hard

  • nucole

    travis is soooooooooo hott damn katy is lucky!

  • Eyda

    I adore her, shes stunning, sexy, beautiful, smart, funny and love her songs:) pls jared more about her

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  • CHELSEAsmile

    haha, katy is super original.
    Madonna, Britney, and Christina are all super ho-ish.
    She can sell albums without shaking her ass in spandex :)
    && Travis is ah-mazinggg. too bad they’re over. :(