Photo Of The Moment: Katy Perry

Katy Perry Photo: GettyImages.com

Our photo of the moment is of Katy Perry at The White House Correspondents dinner last weekend.

Katy had fun at the event which has been labeled by most to be a real life "Dinner For Schmucks" event.

Katy Perry is still working on her 4th album, which should be ready for release this summer. With over 35 million followers on Twitter, will she outsell Timberlake?-DocFB

Diagnosis: The One Who Got Away? More Like The One That Never Was...


2 Sides 2 Every Story When It Comes 2 Prince

Prince. Photo: Kevin Mazur Copyright WireImage.com/NPG Records 2011
Prince. Photo: Kevin Mazur Copyright WireImage.com/NPG Records 2011

Prince. Photo: Kevin Mazur Copyright WireImage.com/NPG Records 2011

So, Prince is getting ready to embark on a European tour that actually kicks off with dates in Canada this weekend.  For the European tour, Prince did 3 interviews we are told.  2 of them at the same time.  1 was with the Guardian and Le Parisian both interviewing him at the same time.

The Guardian had quoted Prince...or mis-quoted....as it did not go into detail of what his answer or answers were.  Since Prince does not allow recording devices, this does some times happen.  We are running what the Le Parisian wrote as it is more detailed and has more length to Prince's answers to the questions he was asked;

We almost fainted when he heard on the phone: "It's for tomorrow. Get ready. "A few days before his unique concert at Stade de France on June 30, Prince is visiting Paris. And he wanted to talk. The incredible news - we have not slept all night - will be confirmed: "Be there at 19.00 hours.(7pm)

Not allowed to record anything. If he likes you, you have time. "Go to a selected restaurant near the Champs-Elysees. Feverish, we are led into an empty room upstairs. An hour passes. Suddenly, Prince appears. Alone, without bodyguards or entourage. Smiling, all in black, a silver chain around his neck, he tends a firm handshake, apologizes for being late, asks "How are you? "And" What's there fun to do tonight in Paris?  "Sits on the bench, ordering a green tea," Go, discussions. "

You played at the Zenith, Bercy, the Parc des Princes. Stade de France ... is the missing one from your list of conquests?

Prince. The thing is, I have a group of incredible quality. It's like a basketball all star team: each one is a champion in their field. When we play together, there is such an overflow of energy it takes at least a stadium/stage to greet it.

What will the show look like on 30th June?
"There will be many surprises. What I can tell you is that by playing in New York and Los Angeles it resulted in a very controlled show. This stage is at the end."

We know that you rehearse a lot. How do you work with your group?
"I love being a tyrant (smile). But with love. I ask from them a very high level of excellence, but they are also perfectionists."

What do you remember of the 1980's?
"Michael (Editor's note: Jackson) and I appeared at a time when there was nothing. On MTV, there was nothing. People dressed like they were going to the supermarket. We were the exceptions."

Are you nostalgic for that time?
"Sometimes yes. Sometimes I see the shirts/clothes that I was wearing. But musically, no. I play more guitar, I sing better, I am a better arranger."

Are you working on a new album?
"I no longer records songs. I do not want to record as long as the crisis in the music industry will not be resolved. No one earns money. I'll go to the White House to discuss with the government the issues on copyright. It's the Wild West. Everything must be clean."

But you had been one of the first artists to use the Internet ...
"Yes, but at that time, we made money."

You very early on went to war against the record companies ...
"A record company boss told me, straight in the eye: "But, Prince, you do still believe that our goal is to make you earn money? "I was accused of distributing my album" Planet Earth "with an English newspaper, but it allowed me to reach 2 million people. I fought for control over my records. From there, no one dictated to me what I should do."

Is it true that you have hundreds of songs in your files?
"That's true. I listen to some of them with my band and they give me feedback on them."

What do you do between concerts/shows/gigs?
"I study. I learn. I like to talk to people. In all the countries I go to, I meet the people. For example I'm going back to/returning to Morocco. I really like the Muslim culture. I don't understand what people have against veiled women/women in bhurkhas. How can you stop people dressing how/the way they want to?"

The people you meet are they very intimidated by you?
"No, I am very easy to access. Here, for example, do you feel uncomfortable with me? No! Celebrity means nothing in reality, we are all the same."

When you are in Paris, what do you do?
"I go out at night. During the day I can not. The days when I could still walk the streets without being harassed by the paparazzi are long gone."

It seems/would appear you don't like your songs being covered?
"First of all it's lazy. Then/secondly its as if you've erased/ruined/wiped out the original version. This only happens only in music. Can you imagine if everybody did their own version of the Harry Potter film or book? Do you want to hear somebody else singing 'Kiss'? Not me."

You don't have any wrinkles (you haven't aged a bit), what's your secret?
"Time is a spiritual thing (you're as young as you feel). God doesn't count the passing years. He doesn't have any date of birth in the Bible. I don't celebrate my birthdays any more. If you stay active, if you learn new things (keep learning), if you travel, then you stay young."

2 interviews.  Done at the same time.  Yet, one has more fuller answers and more attention to detail.  Very interesting.  Was there an agenda?  I rather Prince talk about music and performances all day long.  It's like watching Michael Jordan.  I care about his skills on the court.  Could care less that he loves McDonalds and wears Hanes underwear.  Calvin Kleins are softer Michael, just for the record.

So what do you all think happened here?  I am glad there was some clarification and not just sound bites.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Whatever You Think....Is True

UPDATE:  The interviewer for the Guardian, Dorian Lynskey had this to say regarding the interview with Prince

Hi. I did the Guardian interview and had no sinister agenda at all. In fact I almost left out the line about burqas because I thought it might take too much attention from the rest of the piece (which it did), although this French Q&A also misrepresents that part of the conversation because the “How can you stop people dressing” bit was in response to a follow-up question about the French burqa ban, not about muslim countries.

Inevitably with two people taking longhand notes (one of whom is doing an interview in his second language) there will be differences. Some of the French version is definitely wrong – it was clearly “loving tyrant” not “I love being a tyrant”, for example. Equally, I can’t say for sure that I didn’t mishear or mistranscribe a few words. I wish I could have recorded it and checked every word myself. But nothing was deliberately fabricated. Please don’t assume that there has to be some weird agenda behind everything.

Michael Hann, the editor of the story for the Guardian contacted us as well:

I’m the editor who commissioned the piece from Dorian. There’s a further issue that explains the indisputable differences between the Guardian’s interview and Le Parisien’s. Not only has their interview been conducted in a second language, and then translated into the writer’s mother tongue, it’s then been further translated back into English for the version that appears above. Anyone who’s ever played the game where you use web translation tools to take a favourite song lyric, translate it into another language, then back into English knows that the final result is unlikely to bear much relation to the original.
By the way, there is of course no circumstance in which a newspaper with an international readership in the tens of millions would compromise its journalism by taking an editorial line from a group of people on a fan site. It just doesn’t happen. As Dorian says, there was no agenda: we at the Guardian were as surprised as anyone by what he had to say.


Kim Kardashian & Justin Bieber Do “The Graduate” In New Photo Shoot

Kim Kardashian & Justin Bieber. Photo: Elle Magazine

Kim Kardashian & Justin Bieber. Photo: Elle MagazineKim Kardashian & Justin Bieber. Photo: Elle MagazineWe knew this was happening a few months ago but the photos are hotter than we thought they would be.

Justin Bieber teamed out with Kim Kardashian for a photo spread for Elle Magazine, using the movie "The Graduate" as inspiration for the shoot.

When Justin & Kim first met at the White House Press Dinner, Kim was getting death threats from fans.  We wonder how they will respond to this photo shoot? 

We think it's cute and sexy and not as creepy as we thought it would be.  What do you think?-Dr.FB


Kim Kardashian Gets Death Threats By Justin Bieber Fans

Kim Kardashian & Justin Bieber. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Kim Kardashian & Justin Bieber. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.comOne innocent photo at the White House and fans go nuts. 

Justin Bieber tweeted after taking a photo with Kim Kardashian to take a look at his new girlfriend.  Totally joking obviously.  Kim tweeted back that she has Bieber fever. 

That's all it took for Bieber fans to start attacking Kim via Twitter and send her death threats.  Kim let Justin know and Justin tweeted that they are just friends. 

I am sure his management...if they still aren't in jail.....was none too happy.  They need Justin to appear single for his female fans. 

Besides, from what we learned from Justin so far, he likes ladies in their 30's so Kim is too young for him anyway!-Dr.FB


Does Kim Kardashian Have Justin Bieber Fever?

Kim Kardashian & Justin Bieber. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com
Kim Kardashian & Justin Bieber. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Kim Kardashian & Justin Bieber. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

I was writing this before I saw that Kim Kardashian did say that she has Bieber fever as Justin Bieber tweeted that Kim was his new girlfriend after taking photos together.

Kim's hair would have looked better down but standing next to Biebs in the bowl haircut, you wouldn't know any way.  They both attended the White House Correspondents dinner that took place over the weekend. 

No word if Bieber n Kim headed to Carls Jr. for an afterparty and some salad.  We have a feeling that Justin was hoping that commercial would take place in real life with him being the apple slice.  Ahem.-Dr.FB


Tweet From The White House: brb, saving the world…

President Obama / File photo

President Obama / File photo

Well, no, not really. But the White House did unveil its new MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter sites today, as part of the "WhiteHouse 2.0" suite of social networking the Obama administration is employing to keep connected with the electorate. 

So why not follow the President? Maybe he'll even follow you back and you can tweet him at 6am about your gnarly hangover and the walk of shame that followed.