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Cover Battle: GQ or Interview

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. Today we have GQ taking on Interview. GQ’s latest cover features Katy Perry and her amazing personality.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Cover Battle: Essence or Billboard

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle. This week we have Essence versus Billboard. Kerry Washington is featured on the latest Essence cover wearing a bright, gold dress that no other person could pull off. Rocking that dress is the ultimate trump card. If Washington ever encounters someone criticizing her outfit she can shoot back, “I wore that gold dress on Essence’s cover and looked amazing, so what were you saying?”

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Bob Marley Rises Up on Billboard’s Social 50 Chart

BillboardLogoAre you familiar with Billboard magazine’s Social 50 chart? If not, here’s an explanation of what it tracks:

A ranking of the most active artists on the
world’s leading social networking sites. Artists’ popularity is determined by a formula blending their weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views and weekly song plays, as measured by Next Big Sound.

Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry are currently 1-2-3. But, as per a report by the magazine’s social/streaming charts manager William Gruger, there’s also some noteworthy activity down below:

Bob Marley, who has the second-largest social media presence for a dead artist (behind Michael Jackson), reaches a new peak on the Social 50 chart. He rises 37 to 8 in his 88th week on the list, marking the third time Marley has climbed into the top 10.

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Actor Taylor Negron Celebrates the Life, Legacy of an LA Murder Victim

A piece posted Friday afternoon on xojane.com by actor Taylor Negron about the horrific murder of 81-year-old LA resident Catherine Davis is getting a lot of attention this weekend. Deservedly so.

Negron fills in the many blanks contained in the rash of sensational media coverage more concerned about leveraging the SEO potential of a Katy Perry ex-boyfriend reference than discovering the true identity of Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis’ alleged victim. During his early years as an actor in LA, Negron rented every room in Davis’ “writer’s villa” abode in Los Feliz. It was a place that welcomed numerous other performers such as Val Kilmer, Parker Posey and Thomas Jane.

Negron notes that Davis and her daughter were both writers. Margaret penned “biographies of prominent Los Angeles figures and families,” with Negron and co. attending related book launch events. Mom meanwhile was working on an equally ambitious portrait:

Cathy, always the writer and reader, began writing her own historical biography on the life of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, mother of William Randolph Hearst. She was working on the book in her room when she was murdered.

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Tom Leykis’ Latest Online Gambit: 50,000 Songs in a Row

On Monday at noon PT, Tom Leykis kicked off his latest Internet experiment: the all-music stream Pure Pop Hits. Aimed squarely at the 12-to-24 demo, it features a DJ-less run of songs from the past three years and is set to play 50,000 of them… in a row.

“We are fully licensed with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and Sound Exchange as a webcaster,” Leykis tells FishbowlLA. “The total cost of operating Pure Pop Hits is a fraction of the cost of the KIIS-FM receptionist… if they still have one… About $7,000.”

To put that crazy 50K number in proper perspective, it means there will zero commercial interruptions in 2012. Featured artists include Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Usher and Pitbull. Pure Pop Hits also promises to never censor any song lyrics.

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Women Occupy Seven out of The Top 10 Spots in Most Powerful List

Forbes’Most Powerful Celebrity” list is jam packed with women. In fact, women take seven out of the top 10 spots in the magazine’s report, which ranks people according to earnings and fame. Jennifer Lopez takes the number one spot and Oprah — the highest ranking media mogul on the list — is runner-up. Other women rounding out the top 10 include Rihanna (4), Lady Gaga (5), Britney Spears (6), Kim Kardashian (7) and Katy Perry (8).

We’ve seen this “female focused” trend already, when Time’s annual Time 100 list featured 38 women, more than ever before. Does this mean that 2012 is the year of the woman? Are we even allowed to write that considering Forbes counts Kardashian as “powerful?”

Probably not.

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Betty White, 90, Joins Twitter

I think Twitter has finally jumped the shark.

The 90-year-old Betty White has joined the social networking service, likely making her one of the oldest users on Twitter in the process.

The Hot in Cleveland star is more popular than ever, racking up 40,000 Twitter followers in only five hours.

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Katy Perry’s Dad Slams Jews

Evangelical preacher Keith Hudson, father to pop star Katy Perry, seems to have some anti-Semetic leanings. And he appears to have a special disdain for Los Angeles Jews. According to multiple reports, during a recent sermon to his congregation in Westlake, Ohio, Hudson said:

You know how to make the Jew jealous? Have some money, honey. You go to L.A. and they own all the Rolex and diamond places.

Walk down a part of L.A. where we live and it is so rich it smells. You ever smell rich? They are all Jews, hallelujah! Amen.

Poor Katy Perry. If this guy was your dad, you’d marry Russell Brand too.

Photo Agency Seeks Katy Perry Damages

In this corner, we have Mavrix, a Los Angeles-Miami based seller of celebrity pics. In the other is Idontlikeyouinthatway.com, part of of the far-flung family of CraveOnline.com websites.

Mavrix, per a report this morning on Courthouse News, is alleging that the Crave destination illicitly grabbed some Katy Perry photos. It is seeking a whopping $3 million in damages:

“In the marketplace, celebrity photos carry tremendous value,” Mavrix says in its federal complaint. “Mavrix has licensed individual images of celebrities for over $100,000 to major publication outlets… Defendants herein have driven massive traffic to their website in part due to the presence of the sought after and searched-for celebrity images.

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Katy Perry Makes Billboard History, Scores Tie with Michael Jackson

Los Feliz resident Katy Perry has become the first female artist, and only the second musician in Billboard history, to produce five Hot 100 Number 1 singles off the same album. The first artist to score these numbers was the king of pop himself, from 1987′s “Bad.”

Perry’s hits came from her 2010 release “Teenage Dream,” and consist of the title track, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),”  “California Gurls,” “E.T.,” and “Firework.”

We’re listening to the songs right now, in case there’s something we missed the first 47 times around. Nope. Still pretty standard pop fare. However, the pure eye candy of the “California Gurls” video will likely stand the test of time.  Included after the jump; sound optional.

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