Friday, June 21, 2024

Katy Perry and John Mayer Audition for “A Star is Born” on GMA


How badly do Katy Perry and John Mayer want Clint Eastwood to cast them in “A Star is Born”? They took their audition to the hyena fest known as “Good Morning America” today, appearing on a couch and discussing their romance with George Stephanopolous. The occasion was the “release” of their video duet called “Who Do You Love,” a song from Mayer’s flop album “Paradise Valley” which was released back on August 27th.

“Paradise Valley” is currently number 147 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart. It’s sold fewer than 350,000 copies. Perry’s “Prism” album is number 9, and has sold a bazillion CD and downloads thanks to Perry’s “Roar” single.

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Norman Maine.

They’re each very talented. And Mayer, formerly given to giving embarrassing quotes, at least didn’t used to flog his romances on TV. Why are they now pursuing the path of Jessica Simpson (a former Mayer flame) and Nick Lachey?

Money, baby. It’s all about money. Mayer had to do something to get “Paradise Valley” back in the game. But really, this? And it’s not even for charity.

On a separate note, I’ve been enjoying a Mayer song called “Gravity.” I think it’s because of the Sandra Bullock movie. They should have used it as the theme song.

As for “A Star is Born”: Clint, there’s your cast.

PS Mayer just fired his long time manager, Michael McDonald (not the singer). Could it have been over a decision like this?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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