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Is Bieber fever burnt out? His newest album didn’t sell, his TV special flopped, and the AMAs had their worst ratings ever.
Clearly something needs to change. Maybe his pants.
Katy Perry isn’t just a pretty face — she’s also a seriously geeky gamer.
So much so that she’s partnered with Electronic Arts on new expansion packs for The Sims 3 with Supernatural and Seasons. We caught up with Perry for an exclusive interview:
How big a gamer were you growing up?
I was such a competitive gamer with my brother and sister that I remember we would rush home from school and we would go straight to the console. Of course, you can play The Sims in so many different ways now. You can play on your iPhone if you want to. So we’re not rushing home from school anymore, but I used to have these blisters on my thumbs. It’s not like when you use a pencil you get this little blister right here, when you play the guitar or if you work out too much you get – I had strange blisters on my thumbs. So I felt a little bit like a circus freak. No offense to all the circus freaks.
What’s it like to see yourself as a Sim?
It’s kind of like seeing myself as a cartoon, and I’m very cartoony anyways. On stage I’m extremely cartoony. So it feels very normal to me. But it’s nice to be able to have a really organized wardrobe in my Sims closest because mine is not as organized. And also I’ve gone through so many different hair colors and changes from short to long, to blue, to purple, to pink that I could not do that these days in real life now. If I ever feel a little bit like I want to go back on tour and wear my peppermint swirl dress and put on my blue wig, I don’t actually have to do it in real life. I just have to play The Sims and it’s right there. I just pop it on.
What’s your favorite piece of technology and why?
I know this sounds really strange, but I love my Sonicare toothbrush. I mean I’m serious. I could never go back to a regular toothbrush and I miss it. I was just on the road playing a show the other day and I forgot it and I used a regular toothbrush and I was so bummed going to sleep. I know that’s like such an adult, boring answer, but I love it.
Pippa Middleton’s party-planning book is a huge flop. Possible because it contains “tips” like giving red roses on Valentine’s Day and drinking champagne on New Year’s.
Vanna White, the one and only glamorous ‘Wheel of Fortune’ legend herself, showed us inside her closet and talked about her 30 years in the biz.
Perpetually decked in rhinestones, Vanna — “You know, one day you’re going to be known as just Vanna,” her mother prophesied when she left home — has become an icon of American glamour. (“Payin’ cash, first class, sittin’ next to Vanna White,” quoth the rapper Nelly.) A dress she wore in July by Portland, Ore., designer Jennifer Thomas sold out in minutes and is still on back order.
Vanna, now 55, grew up in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. She decided to be an actress at the age of 10, when her uncle Christopher George, starred in a tv series called “The Rat Patrol.” She packed off for fashion school at 18 and within four years was auditioning for “Wheel.”
“Pat [Sajak] didn’t think I’d get the job because of how nervous I was. It was my first big job!” she told The Daily, her enthusiasm making it hard not to mirror a grin through the phone.
Photos by Denise Crew for The Daily