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Election 2012: Katy Perry Votes In Los Angeles

Katy Perry Does Her Civic Duty

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Katy Perry must have realized that her ballot dress was null and void in the state of California because the pop star came out to vote in person on Tuesday (November 6). The pop star left both of her pro-Obama dresses at home in favor of a bright blue suit and a pair of Wayfarer sunglasses to cast her ballot. “Proud to exercise my civic duty! #FORWARD,” the teenage dream tweeted from outside the polls. Katy has been quite outspoken during the election, both for the current President and to encourage fans to get out and vote. It’s nice to see that like Beyonce, she does more than just talk the talk.

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Katy Perry Performs “Part Of Me” For Obama

You’re Never Gonna Ever Take Away Katy’s Obama Dress

There’s not much chance Katy Perry will be voting Romney. After debuting her ballot dress (with Obama’s bubble filled in) a couple weeks ago, the “Wide Awake” singer appeared on the President’s behalf for a free show in Milwaukee, where she performed a cover of Al Green‘s “Let’s Stay Together” along with her own hits. And once again she was rocking a Barack-inspired dress, this time a blue one emblazoned with the word “Forward” (his campaign slogan, as well as Wisconsin’s state motto).

Katy also paused midway through her set to urge her fans to pitch in to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. What good causes!

Has Katy inspired you to vote Obama? Let us know in the comments!

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More Katy Perry by Von Unwerth for ghd

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Katy Perry can be a bit of a chameleon, not least her rainbow of hair colours. But for Ellen Von Unwerth’s campaign shots for ghd, everything is kept perfectly classic in black and white. You might recall a few initial shots from the campaign. Now, to launch the ghd Metallic Collection (which sees the ghd Gold Classic Styler on shelves for Christmas in all-metallic finishes of either gold, silver or ruby red), Perry is back with some more images channeling classic screen stars.

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2012 MTV Video Music Awards: Who Will Win Best Female Video?

After previously taking a closer look at the acts up for Best New Artist and Best Pop Video at this coming Thursday’s MTV Video Music Awards, it’s now time to turn our focus to the ladies of pop in the Best Female Video category. The network likely had a tough time narrowing the nominees down to just five, since there was plenty of female-driven fodder to choose from . Some divas, like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey, were snubbed altogether in this area. So let’s head below and see who all was nominated, who we think will win and who we think should win.

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BEST FEMALE VIDEO NOMINEES:

Beyonce – “Love On Top”
Selena Gomez & the Scene – “Love You Like A Love Song”
Nicki Minaj – “Starships”
Katy Perry – “Part Of Me”
Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”

THOUGHTS ON THE NOMINEES: Given that Beyonce performed her 4 song “Love On Top” – not to mention revealed her baby bump – at the 2011 VMAs, she’s officially come full circle now with the tune’s Best Female Video nod. The song itself has a decidedly retro vibe, and Bey kicked it even older school by co-directing (with Ed Burke) a visual that gives a knowing wink to classic R&B vocal groups like New Edition and The Temptations.

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez took things even further back in time for part of her “Love You Like A Love Song” video, where she appears decked out in full Classical era garb (complete with a towering powdered wig and vintage ornate frock). The clip, which was co-directed by Geremy Jasper and Georgie Greville, also pays homage to Japanese karaoke bars by featuring the singer both belting out her hit song on stage and appearing in the cheesy video on the screen behind her. “Love You Like A Love Song” makes a strong contender here, as, video aside, it became one of Gomez’s biggest radio hits to date.

Next up is Nicki Minaj’s “Starships”, which found her pairing up with director Anthony Mandler and showing off her ample curves in a pink bikini. Yeah, some other stuff happens in the vid. But, really, pink bikini – that’s the takeaway, no?

On the other hand, Katy Perry skipped sexy (and colorful hair) for a change and headed into the military following a bad breakup in “Part Of Me”. The singer was newly separated from husband Russell Brand at the time, and she and director Ben Mohr went for authenticity by spending three days shooting the video at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California.

Rounding out the nominees is Rihanna’s “We Found Love”, one of the most-nominated visuals this year. We’ve already discussed this Melina Matsoukas-directed clip, since it’s also up for Best Pop Video – and we noted then that it deserved to win in that category for artistic vision alone.

WILL WIN: We’re thinking it’s between pals Nicki and Rihanna. And once again we’re going with RiRi. “We Found Love” is undeniable high quality eye candy. But after she snags all these awards, we’re recommending she take a nice break from the pop game for six months (or even a whole year). The Barbadian diva may have found love – along with a creative high point – here, but her subsequent singles and accompanying videos have left something to be desired. Sometimes less truly is more, RiRi.

SHOULD WIN: Rihanna, for the reasons stated above. Plus, she’s up against much stiffer competition in the Video Of The Year category, so this would be the place for her to triumph. But, again, girl – please take a long vacay after this.

Who do you think will win Best Female Video at the 2012 MTV VMAs? Let us know below, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter!

 

The September Covers Are Here! And We’ve Got All 37 of ‘Em

We hope your bags and backs are ready because it’s nearly that time of year again! That’s right–the September issues are upon us!

As Candy Pratt’s Price famously drawled in The September Issue, “September is the January in fashion” (which, P.S., you can actually get as a ringtone–you’re welcome). What she meant is that September issues are the most important for fashion mags both from an editorial and advertising standpoint. This year a few are bigger (some bigger than ever before, ahem, Vogue) and a few are smaller, but we can’t wait to pore over all of them. We already knew who the cover stars would be, and now we finally get to see how they’re styled and shot.

Click through to see all 37 September covers. We’ll keep updating as they come out (submissions are welcome!). Which one are you most excited to get your hands on?
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