Katy Perry confronts Australia’s Abbott on gay marriage

Katy Perry Crawls Out Of The Subway ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’-Style In Her VMA Promo Video! (GIFs)

Katy Perry is literally a ninja turtle.

8/15/2013 11:39 AM ET | Filed under: Gay Gay Gay Australiastic Politik Katy Perry We KNOW Katy Perry looooves her gay KatyCats and wishes an equal and purrrrfect world for them! So when she challenged an openly opposed politician, we fell deeper into a feline frenzy of love! Australian Prime Minister candidate Tony Abbott spoke openly about his opposition to same sex marriage during a radio interview this week, and Kitty Purry’s momma was on the line, ready for verbal combat! The Roar singer approached the country’s opposition leader when he called into Sydney’s 2DayFM radio station during her interview on The Kyle and Jackie O Show. The politician wanted to talk music and touring, but Katy thought there were more important issues to discuss: “Oh come on, that’s not a political question. Let’s talk about gay marriage. I love you as a human being but I can’t give you my vote. I just don’t believe in your policies so that’s what a lot of people should be doing.” You go girl! Tony even has an openly gay sister and said that they disagree on the subject (duh): “I respectfully disagree with a number of people, including my own sister, on this subject, but no doubt we’ll all continue to say our piece. My daughters for once were envious of their dad.” Sounds like this guy needs to update his policy views, because any fan of Katy’s, is a fan of equality ! Download Roar on iTunes HERE !

Katy Perry Blasts Australian Politician Tony Abbott Over Gay Marriage Issue

by Rebecca Macatee Fri., Aug. 16, 2013 10:00 AM PDT Loading… Florian Seyfried/Brendon Thorne/Getty Images Louder, louder, than a lionyou’re gonna hear what Katy Perry thinks! The “Roar” singer had just a moment to talk to Australia’s opposition leader, Tony Abbott on 2Day FM Radio earlier this week, and she went right to the money topic: gay marriage! Abbott, who’s hoping he will be elected Prime Minister during the nation’s upcoming Sept. 7, elections, began the chat by keeping things light, telling Katy his daughters “think you’re the most wonderful singer,” before asking her a “big question.” VIDEO: Watch Katy Perry’s lyric video for “Roar” “Yeah, politics!” Katy, 28, exclaimed. “Yeah!” But Abbott had thinking more along the lines of pop culture, responding, “When are you coming back? We need you! When are you coming back [to Australia]?” “Oh, come on, that’s not a political question,” Katy replied. “Let’s talk about gay marriage!” PHOTOS: Hollywood gets political Vevo Cue the nervous laughter. Abbott, who is strongly opposed to gay marriage, tried to break through the awkwardness, saying, “Now, you’re interviewing me, Katy!” “Yeah, buddy,” she said. “That’s right. Love is equal.” The host confirmed that gay marriage is “not really something [Abbott] wants to pass.” “Well, um,” the pop star began her diplomatic answer, “I love you as a human being, but I can’t give you my vote then.” Deep breath for second awkward pause. “Well, Katy, look uh, you can still come back to Australia,” Abbott started after bumbling a moment. PHOTOS: Katy’s top red carpet moments Katy laughed uncomfortably, too, piping in, “But I still wanna meet your daughters!” That gave Abbott a new direction for the conversation, telling Katy his girls would “love” to meet her, then joked that her 2008 song “Hot n Cold” could be be his anthem. Katy laughed at that idea, telling Abbott, “I don’t knowI don’t know if that’d be good for a politician.” NEWS: Find out what makes Katy feel good She then reassured him she’ll be back visiting Australia, sometime this year. Abbott told Katy he looked forward “to having a long discussion about politics as well as listening to more of your music when you come later in the year.” Katy suggested lunch, which Abbott said sounded “fantastic.” He heard you ROAR, sistafriend!


Not only will Katy Perry shake up the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with the debut live performance of “Roar,” but she’s basically taking New York City itself by storm — at least according to this VMA promo video released last night. Taking a cue from Miley Cyrus , another public transit-invading VMA performer , Katy emerges from a sewer grate to lead an army of KatyCats (including an actual tiger) down the streets of downtown Manhattan to the tune of the Beastie Boys ‘ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn.” Katy then descends onto a Brooklyn-bound train, presumably to re-emerge at Barclays Center for the 2013 Video Music Awards, where once again our friends at Pepsi will serve as an official presenting sponsor. Watch Katy Perry’s VMA promo video after the jump. Is it just us, or is there a certain “je ne sais ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ ” quality to Katy’s entrance?? The whole “climbing out of an NYC sewer grate” thing, why, that’s just got us going out of our ’80s-nostalgic, pizza-nomming shells! Is that where’s Katy’s been all these months since the “California Dreams” Tour ended? Just chilling with the Turtles, eatin’ some ‘za?? Napkin goes in collar, pizza goes in mouth. Has the noted Emoji enthusiast been spending her time mastering Master Splinter’s techniques to find her inner peace as the release date for Prism nears, and ready her nerves for the Video Music Awards performance? REMEMBER, KATY: You’re a firework. So, this basically means that Katy Perry is the IRL alter-identity of the Turtles’ best human pal, April, right?? Or is she the secret fifth Ninja Turtle who has so far evaded identification?!?! We can honestly say we didn’t see this coming. This latest VMA promo video answers, like, one question, but it raises way, way, WAY more! We guess we’ll just have to wait and see what Katy brings to light when she pops outta the subway at the Barclays Center on Sunday, Aug. 25. Everyone, cross your fingers/fused claw-like turtle nubs! Cast your vote NOW for this years Video Music Award winners from the 2013 VMA Nominees . The 2013 Video Music Awards air Aug. 25 on MTV and VMA.MTV.com, live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Katy Perry Channels Sara Bareilles, Bar Mitzvah Kid Channels J.Lo and More Random Things Online

US pop star on Thursday took Tony Abbott to task over his stance on gay marriage, telling the Australian opposition leader she would not vote for him.AFP/File Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott, pictured during a gathering in Beijing, on July 24, 2012. Despite having an openly gay sister, Abbott is opposed to same-sex marriages, in contrast to election rival Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who has vowed to introduce a bill legalising the unions if returned to office.AFP/File Next Slide Previous Slide SYDNEY (AFP) US pop star Katy Perry on Thursday took Tony Abbott to task over his stance on gay marriage, telling the Australian opposition leader she would not vote for him. Abbott’s three daughters, aged 20 to 24, are Perry fans and he phoned in when she was a guest on Sydney’s 2DayFM radio station. He said his “big question” was when would the 28-year-old again tour Australia. “When are you coming back (to Australia)? We need you, we want you,” Abbott said. Perry, however, was keener to discuss the policies of his conservative coalition ahead of elections on September 7. “Oh come on, that’s not a political question. Let’s talk about gay marriage,” she replied from the United States, urging voters to speak out against Abbott’s stance on the issue. “I love you as a human being but I can’t give you my vote,” Perry said, adding: “I just don’t believe in your policies so that’s what a lot of people should be doing.” Despite having an openly gay sister, Abbott is opposed to same-sex marriages, in contrast to election rival Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who has vowed to introduce a bill legalising the unions if returned to office. Questioned later by reporters about Perry, Abbott, seen as favourite to win the election, said they “respectfully disagreed”, although they did agree to meet for lunch when Perry heads to Australia next year. “I respectfully disagree with a number of people, including my own sister, on this subject, but no doubt we’ll all continue to say our piece,” he said, adding of his chat with the singer: “My daughters for once were envious of their dad.” While leading in opinion polls, Abbott’s campaign has been littered with gaffes this week, including on gay marriage Tuesday when he said: “I’m not someone who wants to see radical change based on the fashion of the moment.” He later back-pedalled, saying it was a “very significant issue” among many in his party. Perry is best known for hit songs such as “Teenage Dream,” California Gurls,” and “I Kissed a Girl.” Abbott said her catchy hit “Hot n Cold” would make a good election anthem for his party, but Perry was not so sure.

Katy Perry and Rihanna had dinner with a group of pals on Monday at The Lion, a fitting restaurant to celebrate at since Perry spent the day promoting her new single “Roar.” “She. X She. ?#KatyAnna?#RIHunited,” RiRi, 25, tweeted along with the above picture. Also in play (and who probably deserves a photo credit on Instagram) was Katy’s boyfriend. Witnesses tell omg! the trio sat together upstairs and appeared to be in “great spirits.” “They looked like they were having a blast,” a diner tells omg!. “Katy and Rihanna were laughing a lot and it looked like John could definitely keep up, too.” Mayer, 35, and Perry, 28, were already at the eatery when the “Stay” singer swung by. “John and Katy were really cute together,” adds the onlooker. “He was definitely very attentive. They looked happy.” Maybe the third time really is the charm for the reconciled lovebirds. Katy and John just released a duet, “Who You Love,” from Mayer’s upcoming album “Paradise Valley.” Some sample lyrics? John sings: “My girl, she ain’t the one that I saw coming / Sometimes I don’t know which way to go / And I tried to run before but I’m not running anymore.” “My boy, he ain’t the one that I saw coming / And some have said his heart’s too hard to hold,” Perry croons. “And he takes a little time but you should see him when he shines / Cuz you never want to let the feeling go.” After a couple of breakups, Perry and Mayer reunited again in May and have been going strong ever since. More Celebrity Features on Yahoo!:

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Well, maybe not everyone. As Sara Bareilles fans (and other people with ears) quickly pointed out, the song sounds a lot like the singer’s own “Brave.” And Katy’s not the only one channeling another this week. Read on for the Bar Mitzvah kid embracing his inner J.Lo, the impressionist who channeled 19 divas, and more of best, most random things online. Katy Perry ‘s New Single , “Roar” Sounds a Lot like Sara Bareilles’s “Brave” Listen to both and tell us in comments if you think the songs sound alike. And if not, tell us when your next hearing appointment is. And here’s another one: The White House Makes a Mean Girls Reference on a Photo of Bo Obama The quote comes from Toaster Strudel heiress Gretchen Wieners, obviously. No word yet from the Obama administration on their views on tiny packets of frosting. Bo, stop trying to make fetch happen. pic.twitter.com/Ez6hWGFpFc a The White House (@whitehouse) August 13, 2013 Sam Horowitz Celebrates His Bar Mitvah with the Best Performance of “Show Me How You Burlesque” and “Dance Again” This kid is why gifs were invented. Impressionist Christina Bianco Delivers 19 Diva Impressions While Singing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” For her finale she threw a Blackberry at someone’s head. Two Hipster Chicks Go Dumpster Diving to Try the Oh-So-Trendy Cronut Isn’t there an Arcade Fire concert somewhere missing these girls?

Rihanna Hangs Out With Katy Perry and John Mayer

If I’m gay.’ He’s 7! And I said, ‘You might have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, darling.’ And he said, ‘Which would you prefer?’ And I said, ‘My love, that would be entirely up to you, and it doesn’t make any difference to me.'” Sean Avery Not only has the New York Rangers hockey star come out in support of gay marriage (see the video above), when asked about what he’d do if there were a gay player in the locker room he said:

“I’ll stand beside him in the dressing room while he tells his teammates he is gay. Maybe if Sean Avery is there, they would have less of a problem with it.”

Daniel Radcliffe The “Harry Potter” star has long been an advocate for LGBT causes including The Trevor Project, which helps LGBT youth who are dealing with suicidal thoughts. Radcliffe, who was featured on the cover of gay men’s magazine Out with transgender musician and friend Our Lady J, will play gay poet Allen Ginsberg in an upcoming biopic. Julianne Moore “I think it’s a very basic human rights issue,” Moore, who played one half of a lesbian couple in 2010’s “The Kids Are Alright,” told Women’s Wear Daily. “Everybody has the right to marry the person they love and be represented as a couple and family….It’s something that people will look back on in years to come and say, ‘I can’t believe it took so long for us to recognize this.’ It’ll be like segregation and giving women the right to vote.” Steven Spielberg Brad Pitt wasn’t the only one to donate to the fight against Prop 8. In 2008 Steven Spielberg also plunked down $100,000 in hopes of defeating the anti-marriage equality bill. Spielberg, who made the donation with his wife Kate Capshaw, said: “By writing discrimination into our state constitution, Proposition 8 seeks to eliminate the right of each and every citizen in our state to marry regardless of sexual orientation. Such discrimination has NO place in California’s constitution, or any other.” Miley Cyrus In August 2011, Cyrus tattooed a small “equals” sign on her middle finger, in support of same-sex marriage. She later told Glamour that the idea of not being able to marry the person you love more than anything in the world makes her “feel sick to her stomach.” Sean Penn Penn played the role of slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk and was awarded an Oscar for his incredible portrayal. During his acceptance speech Penn said:

“I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that way of support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone.”

Pink Pink chose to set the video for her 2010 hit “Raise Your Glass” at a gay wedding. “I threw my best friend’s wedding in my backyard — [she] is gay and she married her wife, and it was absolutely beautiful,” she told MTV News. “At the end of it, her mom said, ‘Why can’t this be legal?’ and started crying. It was just the most heartbreaking thing I’ve ever seen, so that’s why I’m doing it in my video. ” Russell Simmons The entertainment mogul has long been an ally to the LGBT community.