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.
“American Idol” was the “beginning of the downfall of society.”The 67-year-old made the bold claim on the ABC talk show Wednesday morning.Goldberg’s theory was brought up as the women of the show discussed why Netflix recently “dwelled” on the final days and legacy of Anna Nicole Smith in a new documentary.
The actress claimed that viewers flock to these kinds of shows because “people like to be judgy.”“You have ‘Basketball Wives,’ you have the ‘Housewives’ of whatever, all the Bravo shows, giving you the impression that you’re doing something wrong because you’re living your life,” Goldberg said. “People watch these shows because they make them feel better,” Goldberg continued. “I think that we, as a society, love to watch stuff to judge folks.”“You know, I’ve always thought that the beginning of the downfall of society was with, um, what’s the name of that show?” Goldberg asked, turning to executive producer Brian Teta to help jog her memory. “I always tell you that.” “ABC’s ‘American Idol?’” Teta replied, pointedly reminding Goldberg that the show she was criticizing is produced by the same network that airs her show.
Goldberg’s audience and fellow co-host caught onto the hint and laughed as she attempted to shift the blame away from the network that employs her.
She notes that the singing competition show “wasn’t always on ABC.” “American Idol” aired its first 15 seasons on Fox from 2002 until 2016.Read more on nypost.com