Katy Perry Wants to “Make Roar Happen” in This New PSA

KatyPerry(PCM) Pop superstar Katy Perry is doing her part to help the educators of America; the singer has teamed up with Staples to raise money for underfunded classrooms across the country.

Staples, who joined up with Perry in their pursuit of providing better funding for our country’s teachers, has committed to donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org to enable teachers to buy the supplies they need to make the school year a great one for every student.

Kate Perry and the office supply chain are encouraging everyone to join in by donating to DonorsChoose.org to raise as much money as possible in addition to the $1 million already being donated.

Staples has a statement on it’s website that reads:

Staples is teaming up with global pop music superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” by celebrating and supporting teachers during back-to-school season. Staples is building on its  long history of supporting teachers, students, and education by donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has helped fund more than 450,000 classroom projects for teachers. Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that inspire them. To date, 152,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $187 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn.

In the PSA, Katy Perry walks around a concert stage filled with instruments that disappear as she touches them, stating “Imagine going onstage without any guitars, or keyboards, drums, or a microphone, and being expected to ‘Roar.’ Tough, right? It’s the same with our teachers, who are using their own money so students can learn.”

A study by the National School Supply and Equipment Association in 2012 reported that 92% of teachers spend their own personal funds on school supplies for their classroom.

In just two months the campaign has already raised funds for 287 classrooms, giving over 23,000 students the supplies they need to start the school year off right.

Katy Perry and Staples want you to join the cause; every dollar counts!

Participants can even enter into the Katy Perry Ticket Sweepstakes, to see the pop songstress on her Prismatic World Tour!

Visit DonorsChoose.org to support America’s educators!

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Our Top Five Picks For The Best Grammy 2014 Performances

(PCM) This year’s Grammy Awards were jammed packed with more amazing performances than ever before!  We are spotlighting our top five picks for the best performances from last nights celebration….let us know if you agree!

1.) Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, and Stevie Wonder performing “Get Lucky”

2) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Trombone Shorty and Madonna performing “Same Love”, along with 34 couples who were wed during the show.

3.) Katy Perry and Juicy J’s deliciously gothic performance of “Dark Horse”

4.) Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar perform the amazing mash-up of “maad city” and “Radioactive”. It was brillant!

5.) Beyonce and Jay-Z opening up the show with an ubersexual performance of “Drunk In Love”

The post Our Top Five Picks For The Best Grammy 2014 Performances appeared first on Unskinny Pop.

Katy Perry’s AMA Performance Sparks Controversy

(PCM) It was a big night for music fans during ABC’s broadcast of the American Music Awards last night, however not everyone was pleased with all of the evenings performance, especially Katy Perry’s.

Perry performed her new single “Unconditionally” and was dressed in a complete Japanese geisha costume with a microphone adorned with cherry blossoms and a Japanese inspired-set as well. I think Perry looked and sounded fantastic, however many have taken to Twitter and other social media channels calling the performance racist and in poor taste.

Have we become a society that has such thin skin that we are now creating racist scenarios out of nothing? The song features Japanese inspired instrumentation, which I totally feel Perry was trying to showcase with the gorgeous performance. I do not think that she in any way meant to insult or degrade the Japanese culture.

Also, since when did public opinion and internet sensationalism become the source for solid, stone-cold facts news reporting. Somehow taking and showcasing a comment off a teen girls Twitter account makes this whole issue legitimate?  I don’t think so!

Grow-up people and respect the performance for what it was….a performance, a very well-executed one at that! Okay..hopping off my soapbox now!

See the full performance below and let us know what you think! Racist or no?

Katy Perry’s AMA Performance Sparks Controversy also appeard on Celebrity Magnet.

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