True pop stars know the importance of side hustles. Perry released the first of her three fragrances in 2010 (followed by Meow in 2011 and Killer Queen in 2013). Since then, she’s scored endorsement deals with Proactiv, Pop Chips, and most recently, Cover Girl.
In 2012 rumors flew that Perry’s deeply religious parents were hard at work setting her up with NFL player Tim Tebow. Then the quarterback of the Denver Broncos, Tebow made a name for himself by winning the Heisman Trophy while at the University of Florida and speaking openly about his faith and missionary work. Perry played along with the idea by giving a shout-out to the quarterback at the NFL Honors pre-Super Bowl concert (“Hi Tim, my parents say, ‘Hi'”) and dedicating her song “Peacock” to him. While it may have made for excellent tabloid fodder, Perry’s always preferred men with slightly rougher edges. Flash forward to 2013, when Tebow was released by the New York Jets and the New England Patriots. Bullet dodged?
R: Raising Hope
Perry made a guest appearance in a 2012 episode (“Single White Female”) during season two of the FOX sitcom. Shannon Woodward is a series regular as well as one of Perry’s best friends, who can be spotted out and about with the singer and in her viral lip dubs.
S: Sesame Street
Known for her ample assets, and the jewels that adorn them and/or materials that shoot out from within, Perry’s body caused problems for the legendary children’s program Sesame Street in 2010. Perry filmed a segment with Elmo, wearing a low cut dress many parents felt was inappropriate for the young audience. After releasing the clip online and withstanding an onslaught of criticism, Sesame Street opted not to include the segment on air. The controversy was later parodied by Saturday Night Live.
Perry made her feature film debut as a voice actor in 2011’s The Smurfs starring Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria. A commercial success, she revisited her role as Smurfette in the 2013 sequel, and is slated for a third installment expected in 2015.