Katy Perry has been busy recently with magazine promo, since she covered both The Hollywood Reporter and L’uomo Vogue, which were just released in the past few days. Check out an excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter and photos from both issues below…
Russell Brand? Years of rejection? Yep, the purple-haired sexpot spills tears and secrets in her concert film “Part of Me,” as the onetime religious teen from Santa Barbara breaks Michael Jackson’s chart record, racks up $44 million in one year alone and one-ups even studio execs with her power (don’t let those candy hearts fool you).
“Nobody knows what really happened except the two people who are in it.” It’s June 6, and Katy Perry is talking about Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to NBA up-and-comer Kris Humphries, unsure where her empathy lies with regard to the media-saturated spectacle of the split — or whether she feels any at all.
As the survivor of her own short-lived whirlwind romance gone wrong with British comedian-turned-movie star Russell Brand (after marrying in India in October 2010, the couple’s divorce became official in July 2011), which the celebrity press has chronicled religiously, touting such headlines as “Katy Humiliated!” and “Married to a Crazy Man,” she knows all too well the price one pays when taking your private life public (of note: blogger Perez Hilton is a member of her inner circle). And there’s certainly no shortage of speculation as to the reasons for their breakup: from his sobriety to her “monster schedule” (Perry’s words), culture clashes and differences of intellect.
Yet here she is, pop’s reigning princess, guarded in some respects but also about to put her story out to the world, warts and all, in Paramount’s Katy Perry: Part of Me (out July 5). Perry helped finance the feature herself — to the tune of $2 million of “my own cashola,” as the doe-eyed 27-year old likes to call it. Most of the money went toward shooting her November 2011 concert at L.A.’s Staples Center in 3D (AEG Live loaned her additional funds to be part of the production). “My frugal business manager [Bernie Gudvi of GSO Business Management], God bless him, was sweating,” recalls Perry, “and I was like, ‘Please trust me.’ That’s kind of been the mantra I’ve said to everyone my whole life: ‘Trust me, I have a vision.’ ”