[monkeywire] I kissed a chimp and he liked it! Katy Perry monkeys around with a new playmate
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Fri Feb 6 12:54:59 EST 2009
I kissed a chimp and he liked it! Katy Perry monkeys around with a new playmate
By Daily Mail Reporter
Pop star Katy Perry is famously a little bananas, so it's no surprise
she found a new friend in a cheeky chimpanzee.
The quirky I Kissed A Girl singer got caught up in a some monkey
business on Katie Couric's All Access Grammy Special for U.S. network
The programme, which tracks the 24-year-old singer's rise to fame,
shows her cuddling up to her new playmate during a magazine photo
Katy is up for best female pop vocal performance at this Sunday's
Grammy Awards where she will go head to head with Adele, Sara
Bareilles, Duffy, Leona Lewis and Pink.
She previously revealed she 'screamed at a very unreasonably high
pitch' over her first nod.
Katy, who was raised by evangelical Christian parents before leaving
home at 17 to pursue a pop career, says producers kept trying to mold
her into a typical pop star.
'They would take the very most popular song of the time, like Since
You've Been Gone or Complicated, and say "Katy, you really have to do
something exactly like this,"' she revealed in a separate interview on
the Early Show.
'I'd tell them that I want my own path. That's really hard to do.'
She said music executives remained uncertain of her and would
criticise her behind her back.
But she remained determined, saying: 'I'm never hurt by what people
say because everybody says whatever they want to say.'
'I was just kind of like, "Well, one day when I'm going to the Grammy
Awards, I'll wave to you like this. You'll be at home heating up your
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