The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red CarpetKaty Perry wowed in a skin tight green dress at the 2013 Grammy Awards on February 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Looking confident, Katy’s “Wide Awake” was nominated for “Best Pop Solo Performance” at this year’s awards but lost to Adele. Before this year’s Grammy Awards, Katy looked stunning in a beige outfit at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills. Katy was also seen this last week looking fashion forward at the opening of the Tommy Hilfiger store in West Hollywood, California.

Katy Perry performs at Children's Concert

Katy Perry performed at the 2013 Pre-Presidential Inauguration celebrations in Washington D.C. on January 19, 2013. Katy performed alongside the cast of “Glee”, Usher on Saturday night. The festive concert was helped in honor for children of military families and schools in the surrounding Washington area. Katy was in full “Katy Perry” attire as she was didn’t shy away from her support for Barack Obama, our 44th US President. To the delight of her audience, Katy performed her hits “Fireworks” and “Teenage Dream”.

American Idol, the hit Fox television show is reporting that Katy Perry has indeed turned down $20 million to be a judge on the upcoming season. Reports have it that Fox initially offered Katy a cool $18 million, which was turned down — then the Idol team upped the stakes and offered an eye popping $20 million for a one year contract.

It’s reported that money wasn’t the issue for Katy (obviously not!), it looks like Katy doesn’t think being on American Idol is the right career move. Thumbs up to Katy for sticking to her guns! We hope she’s working on something more important…her next album!

Katy is always looking for ways to bring the Katy Perry Experience to her fans and she has just stepped it up to the next level yet again. In a promotion special promotion for Katy Perry Part of Me, she is giving fans the chance to win special “Pink Tickets”. Fans who find these tickets, which have been available since the film’s opening on July 5th will be treated to the ultimate fan experience with Katy Perry herself. Winning fans and a guest from Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Toronto, Phoenix, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Kansas City will meet with Katy Perry for a pizza party and a movie, where she’ll share one of her favorite movies.

Katy Perry is among handful of musicians being considered to be a judge on next year’s American Idol. Other musicians include Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minage, Fergie and will.i.am. In a bid to compete with NBC’s the X-Factor, who has Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as judges, American Idol is hoping to catch the attention of younger audience members. It’s also possible that there could be more than one new judge in the upcoming season.