Buzz Bites (4/19/13): Katy Perry Talks Third Album, New Songs + Collabs

Katy Perry is halfway done with her third album, talks new songs and collabs.

Katy Perry talks new songs and collabs from her forthcoming third album.

+ Katy Perry‘s halfway done with the follow-up to Teenage Dream! The singer talked collabs with Sia, Dr. Luke, and more during a Q&A session yesterday at ASCAP’s I Create Music Expo, and even discussed a recent collab with Greg Kurstin and Bonnie McKee called “Double Rainbow.” (Billboard)

+ Boston’s Dropkick Murphys raised $65,000 in just 15 hours for the victims and families of their hometown’s marathon bombings. The guys raised the money by selling “For Boston” T-shirts (which are still available); the proceeds benefit those affected by the tragedy. (Rolling Stone)

+ Check out the poster for One Direction‘s upcoming 3-D film, “This Is Us,” which will premiere Aug. 30. The poster uses fan-submitted photos from around the world. (MTV News)

Jay-Z, BeyoncéJustin TimberlakeFrank OceanMiguel, and Christina Aguilera are among the stars who made Time’s “100 Most Influential People In The World” list. Check out what the magazine’s celebrity profilers had to say about them! (MTV News)

+ According to the New York Post, Kanye West may be returning to host “Saturday Night Live”; they report he’s scheduled for the May 18 episode, though “SNL” producers have not confirmed ‘Ye’s appearance. (RapFix)

+ We’re not sure what this means, but Selena Gomez reportedly flew to Oslo, Norway, yesterday while her (we think?) ex Justin Bieber was performing in the city. Coincidence? (E!)

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