Facebook.com/KatyPerry Katy Perry has released yet another video teaser for her upcoming single “Roar,” which is due August 12. Unlike the previous two, she doesn’t appear in this one, but her favorite animal, a cat, does. In the clip, a fluffy white kitty enters a room, meows, and then jumps up onto a couch. She finds some sort of feathered…thing — it’s not clear what it is — on the couch and proceeds to devour it. When she finally swallows the last feather, the cat looks into the camera, opens her mouth and…roars.
iStockphoto/Thinkstock (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Firefighters have contained 65 percent of Colorado’s massive Black Forest Fire and hope to have it fully contained by next week, fire officials told reporters Sunday. “The crews last night had a good night, nothing backwards, all forwards, so we’re real happy with those guys,” said Incident Commander Rich Harvey, praising the efforts of the firefighters who are battling the flames. There were no deaths or injuries, and no more homes were destroyed by the fire overnight. The people who were missing from the fire zone have now been found safe. El Paso Sheriff Terry Maketa said that there are still police officers and other law enforcement personnel patrolling the area to protect evacuated homes from looters and to ensure that people heeded the evacuation.
NBC The final five on NBC’s The Voice performed twice for viewers’ votes on Monday night. Only three will survive this week’s results show. Each artist performed a “special dedication” song as well as a song selected by his or her coach.
ABC News (NEW YORK) — Amanda Bynes tweeted that the New York Police Department’s claim that she threw a bong out of window was false (“I’ve never had a bong in my life!” she wrote), and now, she’s accusing the police officer who arrested her of sexual harassment. “He lied and said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious,” she tweeted.
Adam Rose/FOX We caught a glimpse of her in last week’s episode, but American Idol season 11 finalist Jessica Sanchez is front and center on the Glee season finale, airing Thursday. She plays Frida Romero, the “secret weapon” of a rival school’s glee club, the Hoosierdaddies — get it? Who’s Your Daddy?
William Thomas Cain/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — While a few Powerball lottery players came out winning Wednesday night, no one was able to snatch the estimated $260 million jackpot. The winning numbers from Wednesday’s drawing were 13, 14, 17, 43, 54, and the Powerball was 15. Jackpot hopefuls will have their next chance at claiming the top prize on Saturday night, when a new drawing will take place. The Powerball jackpot is now estimated to be worth $320 million
ABC/Craig Sjodin (NEW YORK) — Reality star Lisa Vanderpump of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules is among the new celebrity contestants set to hit the ballroom floor and compete in the 16th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars . Vanderpump Rules ‘ castmate, Stassi Schroeder, a server at Sur, the restaurant featured on the series, tells ABC News Radio Vanderpump thinks she’ll be voted out early. “I thought…she would do amazing, but she keeps talking herself down,” Schroeder says. “She’s like convincing me that she’s not going to do well. She’s like, ‘I’m only going to last one week, maybe two, if I’m lucky if my fans come out and vote for me.’” Still, the Sur server doesn’t believe the self-deprecating Brit, and feels “she’ll last a while.” Schroeder’s on-again off-again boyfriend, Jason “Jax” Taylor, feels the same way
PhotoQuest/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — This Valentine’s Day, try writing a love letter. It worked for former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who wrote 90 letters to his soon-to-be wife Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor to woo her into marriage. The more than half-century old snail mail exchanges between the late president and his wife have been released in their entirety on the National Archives website devoted to his life.
The second video from Bruce Springsteen‘s new album, ‘Wrecking Ball‘ has been released. It’s the emotional centerpiece of the album, ‘Rocky Ground,’ which is a bit of a sonic departure for Springsteen. As opposed to the surging, angry sound of the first single, ‘We Take Care of Our Own,’ ‘Rocky Ground’ is mournful and reflective. It’s built around a drum loop and a 1942 field recording by famed archivist Alan
Neil Young‘s long-awaited memoir, ‘Waging Heavy Peace,’ won’t be released until October 2, 2012, but he has released a few pages to give readers a glimpse of what we can expect. The excerpt finds Young showing how his love of electric trains, music and technology collide in his world. Beginning with the receipt of a gift of a model switcher that Lionel Trains, which Young owns a small share, used