Fake smiles? Katy Perry and Barbara Walters on Nov. 16, 2011 (Photo: AP/ABC, Donna Svennevik)
Katy Perry got on Barbara Walters's bad side when she showed up late to an interview. The 28-year-old singer was named one of Walters's Most Fascinating People in 2011, around the same time Russell Brand filed for divorce.
"I shouldn't have done the interview," Perry tells Billboard Magazine. "I was playing Madison Square Garden that same night, and I knew that the end of my marriage was coming. I was just exhausted and stressed.”
Perry had told her team that she was running late, but Walters apparently never got the memo and showed up at the original time.
"She said to me, 'You know, I’ve only ever waited for one other person this long, and you know who that person was? Judy Garland. You know how she turned out, right?'" Perry recalls. "I was like, ‘Oh, snap! Yes, b---h!'"
Adds the "Roar" singer: "I just couldn't tell her as we were sitting down for a mega-interview, 'Hey, my marriage is falling apart. Give me a break.'" (During their chat, Walters asked Perry about her marriage to Brand and she awkwardly replied, "I think it's lovely, so far.")
Perry is now happily dating singer-songwriter John Mayer, whom she calls a "genius."
"I always tell him, "Darling, you know I'm going to have to give your mind to science after you've passed, because we're going to have to understand how all these sparks work,'" she says. "We'll be in bed, and he'll be doing the crossword puzzle. Every night, he tries to finish it in under 10 minutes. When he puts his mind to something, he really gets it done very well. I always ask for his help."
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