Forty Things You Might Not Have Known About Katy Perry
1 Katy will be performing at the Superbowl halftime show on Sunday along with some special guests including Lenny Kravitz and some as-yet-undislosed surprises. There will also be tigers and sharks in her show, unless we heard wrong and those are the teams playing.
2 We should probably have made that into two separate facts really. 40 is quite a lot.
3 When Katy was a child, she wasn’t allowed to eat Lucky Charms as the “Luck” part of the name reminded her born-again Christian parents of Lucifer.
4 Lucky Charms were invented in 1962 by John Holahan, an employee of US food conglomerate General Mills.
5 Katy’s debut album, consisting mainly of contemporary Christian music and recorded under the name Katy Hudson, sold less than 200 copies when it was released in 2001.
6 Before becoming famous, Katy provided backing vocals for a song by nu-metal band P.O.D.
7 She has a cat named Kitty Purry. Kitty has her own Tumblr site, but hasn’t updated it since 2009, which sounds like maybe something bad has happened.
8 Forty. What were we thinking?
9 Like, does anyone know 40 facts about anyone?
10 Does anyone even know 40 facts about themselves?
11 Katy’s birthday is October 25th, the same as Adam Goldberg, who played Eddie on Friends. He was born fourteen years before her though.
12 We sometimes get Adam Goldberg and Sam Rockwell mixed up. Here's another gif of Katy Perry.
13 It's not that they look similar, they just have a similar kind of vibe. More Katy.
14 Katy filmed a scene for Sesame Street that was banned from the broadcast after objections from parents that she was dressed too salaciously.
15 She later made fun of this on Saturday Night Live, showing up in a cleavage-revealing Elmo top.
16 Katie was the first entertainer to reach 50,000,000 followers on Twitter. Fifty MILLION. She's now got over 64 million. That’s loads. Maybe 40 facts isn’t that many.
17 An anagram of Katy Perry is “Perky Tray”. Here she is with a monkey.
18 If we’re on anagrams already, getting to 40 could be a bit of a slog.
19 An anagram of Katy’s full name, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, is “A Dab Thee Shrunken Holy Zit”.
20 Katy appeared in The Simpsons’ second-ever foray into live action, where she played herself in a dream sequence where the other characters were puppets.
21 This contained one of the dirtiest jokes the show ever did, in which Moe… er… let’s move on.
22 We’re over halfway!
23 Last year, for Halloween, Katy dressed as a giant Cheeto.
24 Cheetos are a bit like Wotsits, and were invented in 1948 by Charles Elmer Doolin.
25 The Halloween before that, she couldn’t really be arsed, and just wore some ears.
26 She wore a different set of ears on telly two weeks before that though.
27 She’s good at wearing ears, isn’t she? Here she is in some more, with attached eyes.
28 From 2006 to 2008, Katy dated rapper and Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy, appearing in the video for the song Cupid’s Chokehold.
29 Eventually she dumped him via email due to his drug problems.
30 She later married Russell Brand, another fan of the old drugs, who told her he wanted a divorce via text message.
31 At one point, due to Brand being such a big West Ham fan, she dressed like this.
32 Yeah, like this.
33 She went out with John Mayer for a bit and all, who’d previously gone out with Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel on Friends. Hey, remember Eddie from Friends?
34 Katy is estimated to be worth over US$45,000,000, the equivalent of 180,000,000 quarters.
35 She's won five American Music Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and holds three Guinness World Records.
36 She also voiced Smurfette in two CGI Smurf films which were completely shit. One one of them she made a joke about a song called "I Kissed A Smurf (And I Liked It). We're not even slightly making the pictures match up with the facts any more. 40 is SO MANY.
37 Even people who are really old would be hard to come up with 40 facts about. Does anyone know 40 facts about the Queen? No, nobody does, and the Queen is like 90.
38 We've just looked it up, and it turns out the Queen is actually 88, so 90 wasn't a bad guess.
39 The Queen won't be at the Superbowl. Katy Perry will be.
40 She'll be good. She'll probably kick the winning touchdown.
41 Hang on, was that last one 40? We reached 40?
42 Awesome. Well done everybody. Did you enjoy that, Katy?
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