Katy Perry is white-hot at the moment. Her new documentary, “Part of Me” is in theaters, her new single “Wide Awake” is topping the charts, and her divorce from Russel Brand is now becoming a distant memory. So it seems only fitting that as Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez exit American Idol, Perry would be a natural fit.
Katie acted as a guest judge on the show during Season 9, when Simon Cowell was still insulting teen dreams all over the nation. She knows the drill, she’s delivered the harsh news to hopeful contenders. So why not return and raise her star quotient as Jennifer Lopez did, right?
Wrong. Er, sort-of. Perry doesn’t dismiss the possibility of her return to American Idol, but doesn’t feel the timing is right. Mentioning, “I have ideas for two or three big, creative things, and I want to be able to fulfill those ideas, ” rumors have been swirling that her own clothing label or beauty line may be in the works. It isn’t a far-fetched idea, since her perfume Purr by Katy Perry hit shelves and has done relatively well with young consumers, and her perfume web address is katyperrybeauty.com. (With a web address like that, there is plenty of room to add additional products.)
One can only imagine the colorful, bubble-gummy style that Perry’s fashion might reflect, but the singer seems perfectly happy to continue on with her technicolor persona. If beauty and fashion are now a fixture on the pop star’s radar, then it looks like Idol won’t be.
Read more about Idol’s search for the new celebrity judge on TheHollywoodReporter.com.