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The Top 10 Drool-Inducing Moments Of VH1 Divas

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VH1 Divas Salute The Troops was chock-full of stellar performances, spectacular visuals (hello, synced fireworks!) and lots and lots of sex appeal. Keri Hilson‘s gyrating hips, Katy Perry‘s relentless curves and Grace Potter‘s soon-to-be legendary legs were responsible for bib-necessary droolage. We can’t even imagine how the Marines coped in person. Check out our top ten sexiest moments – even Nicki Minaj‘s cotton candy-esque wig made the cut! Yum! [Photos: Getty Images]

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Exclusive Video: Katy Perry & Nicki Minaj Duet At VH1 Divas

VH1 Divas Salute the Troops taped Friday night in front of thousands of pumped-up marines and their families at a military base in San Diego. HOORAH! And while the show doesn’t air until tonight (Dec. 5), we got our hands on an exclusive sneak peek of one of the most highly anticipated duets: Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj doing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”  NOTE to all you Nicki fans, this sneak does NOT have Nicki in it. You’ll have to tune in to the actual show to see how Nicki does Cyndi Lauper proud.

Although Nicki’s not in this clip, we can say that she generated a massive amount of buzz when she took the stage in her Lady Gaga-esque blond wig. The marines definitely love them some Katy & Nicki in tight mini-skirts and high heels. HOORAH! We can also say Katy and Nicki have great on-stage chemistry.

SPOILER ALERTS: In addition to the duet, Katy performs “California Gurls” and “Firework” and Nicki performs “Right Thru Me.” She performed “Moment 4 Life” and “Roman’s Revenge” for the troops, but those won’t make it on TV. Nicki Minaj also won’t be in the VH1 Divas opening act, as we previously reported. Watch VH1 Diva Salute the Troops tonight at 9/8c.

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Katy Perry’s Top 50 Hottest Outfits Ever

VH1 Divas performer Katy Perry‘s style can be described with the name of her current hit single, “Firework.” It’s loud, bright, and never fails to induce “Ooos” and “Ahhs.” Whether she’s in skin-tight latex, covered in fake fruit, or wearing little but sequins, Perry always looks playful and sexy, with a dash of retro. Check out her 50 hottest outfits and be sure to tune into VH1 Divas Salute The Troops tomorrow night, 12/5, at 8/9c!  [Photos: Getty Images, ]

50. Freddie Mercury

49. Panda Perry

48. Dirndl Diva

47. Weeping Widow

46. Kiss Me!

45. Yes We Can!

44. Hello Kitty!

43. Goddess

42. Sweet Pea

41. Cleopatra

40. Katy Loves Rusty

39. Retro Cutie

38. Gas Station Glam

37. Pink Panther

36. Red Hot

35. Split Personalities

34. One Hot Ticket

33. Here’s Looking At You

32. Prickly Perry

31. Wet & Wild

30. Hut Hut Hot!

29. Hot As The Tropics

28. Fruit Salad

27. Glittery Gal

26. Elvis Perry

25. Bubblegum Pop

24. Hollywood Starlet

23. Asteroid Queen

22. Minnie Mouse

21. Foxy Flapper

20. With A Cherry On Top

19. Rockin’ The Red Carpet

18. Sexy In Slime

17. Too Hot For Sesame Street

16. Sweet Disaster

15. Sexy Salute

14. Let Me See Your Peacock

13. Carousel Katy

12. My Little Pony

11. Calendar Girl

10. Vegas Vixen

9. Liquid Gold

8. Voluptuous Violet

7. Blinding Beauty

6. Metallic Mamasita

5. Blue N’ Bedazzled

4. Smells Like Roses

3. Perry, You’re A Firework

2. Bikini Babe

1. Revolutionary Hottie

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Exclusive Look At VH1 Divas’ Opener With Katy Perry, Keri Hilson And Nicki Minaj

Update: Nicki Minaj will not be in the opening act, but will be performing a duet with Katy Perry and performing “Right Thru Me.”

We were able to snag some raw footage from VH1 Divas Salute the Troops while watching rehearsals last night at a military base in San Diego, and we’re happy to be able to give you this spoiler: The show will open with a hot rendition of the WWII-era megahit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” The number features Katy Perry, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj (although she’s not in this clip), and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland.

This isn’t the first time that the iconic song has been revamped — En Vogue did a short R&B version in 1990 and Christina Aguilera‘s “Candyman” is a tribute to the Andrew Sisters, who first released the song in 1941. But after watching the VH1 Divas performers rehearsing, we’re convinced it’ll be the most mind-warping take on it yet!

We can’t give away too many details, but suffice it to say the opener will take viewers from an ultra close copy (think very sexy retro!) of the original to a beat-heavy version that makes Nicki Minaj’s rap style feel right at home. We can also say we’re 100 percent confident that the troops will eat this act up. These four Divalicious women, who’ll be shakin’ it in white and gold mesh corset dresses that barely reach their thighs, kill the song and look amazing while doing it. To see the full act in all of its glory, watch VH1 Divas Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c and get updates while the show tapes tonight on TheFABlife’s twitter account. Big props to VH1 News’ Jason Zucker for shooting this, bootleg style!

Spoiler Alert #2: This won’t be the only unusual pop/rap hybrid in the show — stay tuned for a duet by MC Lyte and country band Sugarland.

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Katy Perry’s Luscious Lips Are High Fashion

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Katy Perry‘s lips have a lot of varied functions: kissing girls and liking it, kissing Russell Brand and loving it, singing, and being used as fashion accessories. Cue Katy’s limited edition Harper’s Bazaar cover for December. The Grammy-nominated singer has 150 red Swarovski Element crystal Swarovski Elements studded on her lips and looks gorgeous!

The accompanying interview is vintage Katy entertainment. “Honey, I am the chief of my train. If critics want to hop on board, fantastic. There’s plenty of room. The KP train is fun.” All aboard! But if magazines aren’t your thing, be sure to catch Katy performing for VH1 Divas Salute the Troops (Sunday, Dec. 5, at 9/8c).

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5 Reasons Katy Perry Is Up For An Album Grammy

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Katy Perry has already tweeted a stream of thank yous today after Teenage Dream got a Grammy nomination for Album Of The Year. It’s a smart move, since judging from backlash Katy’s victory got on the Twittersphere, it doesn’t seem likely she’s in shooting range of winning (shouting “hell yes!” before clasping her hands in prayer probably won’t help either). But is it really so strange that she got a nod? Here are five reasons this shouldn’t be so much of a surprise.

  • Anything released after September 30th wasn’t eligible. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy? Not eligible. Shakira‘s highly praised Sale El Sol? Not eligible. Single of the year nominee Cee-Lo‘s album? Not eligible. Kings Of Leon? Not eligible. 2009 Grammy nominee Jamey Johnson‘s Top 10 critic’s pick The Guitar Song? Released just two weeks before the cut-off. Meanwhile, Song Of The Year nominee Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 barely made the September 1st ’09 cut off—we’re impressed voters remembered it was eligible for Best Rap Album!
  • She’s hardly the first bubblegum act to be nominated. Really, is this any more absurd than The Backstreet Boys being nominated in 2000 for Millenium? Or The Black Eyed Peas for The E.N.D. last year? In 1990, they nominated MC Hammer and Wilson Phillips. No offense to any of the esteemed artists above, but their journey to the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame will probably be a long one despite the NARAS accolades.

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Exclusive Look At Paramore’s VH1 Divas Gig

While this video isn’t exactly a performance,  it’s the first actual footage to be released that will air as part of VH1 Divas Salute the Troops — and it gives a good hint as to the show’s overall scope and tone. What we learn is that the Divas’ salute to the troops isn’t just lip service. While the show is headquartered at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego (i.e., Top Gun land), Paramore performs at a real-life military base in Kuwait.

And Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams‘ pep talk to the troops comes off as genuinely sincere. “I don’t want you to ever forget how much we appreciate what you’re doing,” says Hayley, wearing a sparkling blue bodysuit (eye candy in the middle of the desert!). “When we go back home, you’re not forgotten. We think about you guys all the time and we love you guys.”

Watch the clip above to see the troops eating it up. Bragging rights to anyone who can guess the song Paramore starts to perform. Hint: We’re pretty sure Hayley mentions part of the title in her speech. VH1 Divas Salute the Troops will feature performances by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson and more. It airs Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c.

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Grammy Nominees Rock Out In Live Concert!

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This ain’t your Grammy’s Grammy’s! The Recording Academy announced their nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards last night, and some of the biggest acts in music took to the stage for a live concert. VH1 Diva Katy Perry stole the show with an explosive performance to go with her Album of the Year nod, while fellow Diva Hayley Williams was also on hard to celebrate. Justin Bieber could only be there via satellite, but Bruno Mars and B.o.B picked up the slack with a rocking rundown of “Nothing On You.” Check out the gallery below for more of last night’s highlights, and be sure to tune in to VH1 Diva’s Salute To The Troops on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c. for more of your favorite artists!

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2011 Grammy Nominations Out, Eminem Leads The Pack

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It’s that time of the year already! The 53rd annual Grammy nominations (for 2011) were announced last night and it’s safe to say that Eminem made a clean sweep popping up in 10 categories. Love the Way you Lie is up for Song and Record of the Tear while Recovery has received nominations for Album and Rap Album of the Year. Just for a quick memory jog, remember who was a big winner at last year’s GrammysBeyonce!

Other big nominees this year include Bruno Mars with seven nominations, and Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum with six each. John Legend and B.o.B follow closely with five. Katy Perry, who’s performing for VH1 Divas Salute the Troops (Sunday, Dec. 5, at 9/8c), scored four nominations, including one for Album of the Year for Teenage Dream.

What’s your take on the nominees this year? Did anyone get left out? How many categories will Eminem win? Will Cee Lo get Song of the Year for the genius F— You? Will Gaga’s Fame Monster kick out the other monster albums? Will Justin Bieber get Best New Artist (we love Biebs, but our vote goes to Florence and the Machine).

Check out the complete list of nominees after the jump. (Photo: Getty Images)

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John Mayer Was All Up On Katy Perry, Too?

Today we are saddened to add Katy Perry the list of famous and gorgeous women John Mayer has allegedly hooked-up with. Seriously, where does this guy find time to make albums? Although happily married now, things almost turned out very differently for new Mrs. Russell Brand according to E! Online. A source says that the night before meeting Russell at the 2009 VMAs, Katy was out partying with John at a bar in New York. The pair had apparently been sending flirty texts for weeks.

“They’d never met in person, and she went to meet him there after she was at a Jay-Z concert at Madison Square Garden,” a friend told E! Online. “John thought she was so hot and fun and was into her.They were so flirty and all over each other that night at the bar, they really liked each other. Their personalities just clicked and they were flirting and dancing and it was on.” The two apparently left the bar together, which just happened to be down the street from Mr. Mayer’s apartment. Did he explore her wonderland of a body? Who knows. The flirty texts continued the next day, but then fate intervened when she bumped into VMA’s host Russell Brand. And the rest is history. It’s no wonder Katy and Russell are so deep into marital bliss. If someone rescued us from John Mayer’s clutches, we’d probably put a ring on them, too!

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