Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager.
Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin.
After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.
Like family! Ryan Seacrest opened up about his experience hosting American Idol after announcing his departure from Live With Kelly and Ryan.“I really like the live shows,” the 48-year-old radio personality told judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie while chatting with Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, March 2, about season 21.Seacrest went on to confirm that he’s still happy being part of the Idol family. “We’re in our sixth season together,” he added. “This is more of a statement.
How crazy is it to think we’ve been doing this for six years already and we’re still able to put up with each other? … Everybody enjoys everybody.”The Georgia native explained that he feels a certain level of “trust” between himself, Richie, 73, Perry, 38, and Bryan, 46.
While Seacrest has been the singing competition’s emcee since 2002, the trio of judges joined in 2018 when the show moved from Fox to ABC.“We were trying to be a little bit on the edge of polite, but now it’s just full-on war,” Richie teased of how the group’s dynamics have changed over the years. “Also, I gotta tell you, just hanging out after the show … I thought I would know everything [about them], and we hang out one more night, I go, ‘Oh, I found out one more thing,’ and now it’s just — I love it.”Seacrest’s Idol update comes weeks after Us Weekly confirmed his exit from Live after nearly six years.
The Emmy winner began his tenure as Kelly Ripa‘s daytime cohost in 2017.“I’m so grateful to have spent the last six years beside my dear friend of too many decades to count and will miss starting my days with Ryan,” Ripa, 52, said in a statement on February 16. “Ryan’s energy, passion and love for entertainment is one-of-a-kind.”The producer, for his part, notedRead more on usmagazine.com