In her teenage dream? Mick Jagger says he never hit on Katy Perry when she was 18, The Associated Press reports.
During an interview with an Australian radio show this week, the pop star said she sang backing vocals for Jagger’s 2004 song “Old Habits Die Hard.” Perry said she had dinner with the veteran rocker and that “he hit on me when I was 18.”
In a statement Thursday, a representative for Jagger says he “categorically denies that he has ever made a pass at Katy Perry.” The rep adds: “Perhaps she is confusing him with someone else.”
Perry was one of the singers to make a guest appearance on the Rolling Stones’ tour this year. The 29-year-old singer also said in the interview that the 70-year-old Jagger has been “very kind” to her.
Hold your applause: Lady Gaga will perform at the American Music Awards next month, the AP reports.
Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar and Luke Bryan will also hit the stage for the Nov. 24 awards show in Los Angeles.
Previously announced performers include Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Imagine Dragons and Florida Georgia Line.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead with six nominations, including artist, new artist and single of the year for “Thrift Shop.” Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake have five nominations each, while Robin Thicke, Rihanna and Florida Georgia Line have four each. Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons are both up for three awards.
The AMAs will air on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
Chris Brown is in rehab following his weekend scuffle and arrest while still on probation for beating up Rihanna in 2009, People reports.
“Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility,” his rep says in a statement. “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.”
The Grammy-winning R&B singer, 24, and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were released without bail from a Washington, D.C., jail Monday after a felony assault charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.
They had been arrested early Sunday morning following an altercation with another man outside the W Hotel. The man was treated at the hospital and released. Brown’s attorney denied the singer committed a crime.
Brown had two events scheduled at 1 OAK in Las Vegas – a Halloween party on Nov. 1 as well as a New Year’s Eve bash – but both have been canceled.
Brown’s sentence for the 2009 incident involving Rihanna also included community service and a yearlong domestic violence course.
She married quietly with no celebrity fanfare on June 24, but Kerry Washington will have more trouble keeping her latest secret private.
The “Scandal” actress, 36, and her husband, NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, 32, are expecting their first child, a source close to the actress confirms to People reports.
“Kerry and Nnamdi are ecstatic,” the source says. The baby is due in late spring.
The pal adds that the private star likely wouldn’t have discussed her big news, but with a stint on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, “she didn’t want the focus to be on whether or not she has a bump.”
Despite the news, “Kerry will still absolutely be keeping her private life private,” the source says.
A rep for Washington, who was recently named People’s best-dressed woman of 2013, would only say, “We do not comment on her personal life.”
Washington, who is known for keeping mum about her personal life, shocked many when she secretly wed San Francisco 49s cornerback Asomugha in Hailey, Idaho, four months ago. The couple had quietly dated outside of the spotlight.
“If I told you, I’d have to kill you,” Washington later joked to reporters when pressed for details on the wedding.
But the actress, who had previously been engaged to actor David Moscow, may have inadvertently given up a few clues about her pregnancy when she showed up on the set of “Scandal” in early October wearing her husband’s oversize sweatshirt.
Washington, who plays political fixer Olivia Pope on the hit ABC drama, had spoken previously about her need to nurture her relationships out of the spotlight, telling Glamour magazine, “I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life.”
Things aren’t getting better between Jon and Kate Gosselin.
“I wish her the best in all that she does, but [we’re] just moving in totally two different directions, just totally not on the same page at all about anything,” the former reality dad says of his ex-wife in an interview with Oprah Winfrey airing Sunday, People reports.
They are technically co-parenting their eight kids, but communication is minimal, Jon says, and it’s not healthy for the children.
“At this point, there is no cooperation, there is nothing,” says Gosselin, who has been living in a cabin in the woods in Pennsylvania and waiting tables to make ends meet. “There’s two different totally parenting styles, two different totally everythings. Which is a shame, because it affects me, but it really affects my children.”
Kate has been struggling, too, of course, but at this point, neither is making things easier for the other.
“I don’t really have a relationship with Kate. It’s more texting, custodial stuff,” says Jon. “I don’t really know what goes on in Kate’s house, and she really doesn’t know what goes on in my house.”
The all-new episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” airs Sunday at 10 p.m. on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and will also feature Michael Bolton, Soleil Moon Frye and Lynda Carter.
At age 80, Willie Nelson is ready to say it all.
Little, Brown and Company announced Wednesday that the country music superstar has a book deal with the publisher, the AP reports. Although Nelson is the author of several books, Little, Brown promises that this one will be an unvarnished story about the artist known for “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” “Funny How Time Slips Away” and other classics.
The memoir is untitled. It is scheduled to be published in 2015.
Nelson’s previous books include an autobiography published in 1988 and “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road.”