‘American Idol’ Takeover: Katy Perry Hosts ‘The Ellen Show’ with Guest Luke Bryan
Katy Perry celebrated her 37th birthday by guest hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday. Her guest on the talk show was none other than her fellow American Idol judge Luke Bryan. The pair gushed about their love for Lionel Richie, and Perry shared a clip from the Idol set in which she pranked Bryan during an audition.
Katy Perry Talks to Luke Bryan on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’
Perry brought up the fact that Bryan has a “man crush” on their fellow American Idol judge Lionel Richie. Bryan replied, “Who doesn’t, right?” He said the first time they met, it was “cosmic,” adding that Richie is always available to give advice.
The pair also talked about how easy it is to prank Bryan. His wife Caroline loves to prank him, and so does Perry. They shared a clip from the upcoming new season of Idol, which is being filmed now. While listening to a singer auditioning, Perry got up and grabbed Bryan by the shoulders, scaring him.
The musicians went on to discuss their upcoming residencies at Resorts World in Las Vegas. Perry said they worked together to brainstorm the shows, with Bryan suggesting his should be called “Try Not to Puke with Luke.” Bryan also showed off his Elvis Presley impression for the audience.
Bryan and Perry ended the interview by gifting each other hats themed to their Vegas shows. Perry gave Bryan a mushroom cap, while Bryan gave Perry a beer-drinking helmet. She even tried it out, and it was actually full of beer! Perry’s residency starts in December, while Bryan’s starts in February.
Perry Talks About Motherhood in Her Monologue
During her monologue as guest host, Perry joked that DeGeneres was filling in for her at home by breastfeeding her daughter Daisy Dove. She went on to talk about her experience with motherhood and how similar it is to being a pop star.
“You’re up all night, usually holding a bottle of some kind. There’s vomit on the floor, and your boobs are always out,” Perry said. She also sang a parody version of her famous song “Roar,” detailing how her life has changed since she had her daughter.
Perry’s daughter, Daisy, who she shares with Orlando Bloom, turned one year old in August, and she’s been open with fans about the difficulties and joys of being a parent.