Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have been together on-and-off since January of 2016, and never once have they made an official appearance as a couple. No awards ceremonies, no movie premieres. Personally, I believe getting caught by photographers doing water activities with a special guest appearance by Orlando’s trouser paddle is a more important relationship debut than any red carpet, but I don’t think that technically counts. The point is, Katy and Orlando finally did their celebrity couple civic duty by showing up to an event together.
Katy and Orlando appeared together last night at the Gala for the Global Ocean at the Opera of Monte-Carlo in Monaco. They were joined for photos by Prince Albert and Princess Charlene.
Katy and Orlando have had years to prepare for their big, official couple debut, and they clearly put a lot of thought into the outfits they chose to mark such an occasion. Orlando went with a look that says: “Gala at 6, audition for gritty movie role as East London club bouncer at 7.” I’m not sure what happened to Orlando Bloom, but he appears to have morphed from Legolas to the guy who threatened to beat up Legolas for his lunch money in high school. Meanwhile, Katy chose a look that combines the hair of a Supreme store employee, the dress of Liz Sweeney, and the arms of Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget. I can practically see her walking in front of a mirror, shaking her fist and hissing “I’ll get you next time…” to her stylist.
Josh Groban wasn’t always just the mom’s choice of soundtrack to put on while she enjoyed her weekly soak in the tub with a glass of chardonnay. At once point in time, Josh Groban was also the boyfriend of Katy Perry, something we found out last year during Katy’s 72-hour live stream of her life to promote her album Witness. Josh is finally talking about that time he dated Katy, and there are parts of their relationship that were news to him as well.
Kesha is still fighting against her former producer Dr. Luke, and currently the battle is over several text messages that were allegedly sent by Kesha to a variety of people, including Lady Gaga. In the texts with Gaga, Kesha alleges some pretty awful stuff, like the allegation that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry. Katy never publicly commented at the time, but she was deposed in the case and testified that Dr. Luke never did such a thing.
Whether you’re into her corny cotton-candy fever dream aesthetic or not, we can all agree that Katy Perry has had some massive hits in her career. We can also all agree that nearly none of those hits came from her most recent album Witness, which was a letdown on the charts. Katy obviously thought Witness was going to be hugely celebrated, and when it wasn’t, she got depressed.
Yesterday, anyone whose hair stands on the back of their neck when they hear about Dr. Luke was given yet another reason to dislike him. There was a new development in his defamation suit against Kesha and her mom Pebe Sebert. Dr. Luke claimed that Kesha said in 2016 text messages to Lady Gaga that he had raped both herself and Katy Perry. Dr. Luke has always been quick to deny any allegation made against him by Kesha, and this latest situation is no different.
He was probably hoping that sort of allegation would remain within the walls of the courtroom, but it got out, which means he had to put his legal team to work on a public statement on his behalf. Of course, his denial involves calling Kesha a liar.
“Katy Perry herself confirmed that Dr. Luke did not rape her. Kesha’s accusation to the contrary – just like her other outrageous lies about Dr. Luke – is baseless and irresponsible, and it is disrespectful to both Katy Perry and Dr. Luke. In his defamation lawsuit against Kesha, Dr. Luke seeks damages for the harm caused by these malicious falsehoods.”
Dr. Luke had worked with Katy Perry numerous times on three different albums, some around the same time he was working with Kesha. People reached out to Kesha for a comment, which she declined. E! News reached out to Katy Perry for her thoughts, and she also declined. Katy has never commented publicly on this messy situation.
Dr. Luke has denied the rape allegations since the beginning many years ago. I just can’t help but wonder why he hasn’t offered to take a lie detector test. Or maybe he tried, but the polygraph examiner determined any results would be inconclusive once they realized they were dealing with a guy who has built his career around identifying as a fake doctor.
Kesha has been battling her former producer and alleged abuser Dr. Luke for four years. She’s still contractually bound to him, and as of right now he’s suing her and her mother Pebe Sebert for defamation. Lady Gaga was dragged into Dr. Luke’s defamation suit about a year ago, and now Katy Perry is involved.