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Katy Perry named Woman Of The Year

American pop star Katy Perry has been named as Woman Of The Year at the 2014 Elle Style Awards.

Katy Perry has been crowned Woman Of the Year at the 2014 Elle Style Awards Credit: PA Wire

The singer, who is known for her hits like 'I kissed a girl' and 'Roar', was presented her award by pop princess Kylie Minogue.

The 29-year-old is known for her campaign work for gay rights and her support of same-sex marriage.

Other guests who were honoured at the awards ceremony in London included Harry Potter star Emma Watson who was awarded Actress Of The Year, and Tom Hiddleston who picked up the gong for Man Of The Year.

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Justin Bieber, Katy Perry best male and female artists

Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Eminem are among the artists who have already snapped up gongs at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam.

Miley Cyrus wears backless mini-dress to MTV Awards

Miley Cyrus on the red carpet of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in a backless mini-dress. Credit: Vilhelm Stokstad / TT

Miley Cyrus has arrived at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in a backless mini-dress that was an apparent homage to late rappers Tupac and Notorious BIG.

The 19-year-old former Hannah Montana star's dress emblazoned the words 'Please Stop Violence'.

Ellie Goulding on the red carper of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

British Songstress Ellie Goulding also flashed some flesh in a black lace Dolce and Gabbana dress, while US singer Katy Perry arrived at the Ziggo Dome in a more demure mint green dress.

Katy Perry arrives at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Perry passes Bieber as most followed on Twitter

Katy Perry is approaching 50 million followers. Credit: Twitter

US singer Katy Perry has overtaken Justin Bieber as the most followed account on Twitter.

Canadian heartthrob Bieber, on 46,512,835 followers at the time of writing, was edged off top spot at some point today.

Californian Perry, 29, is perhaps best known for her hits I Kissed A Girl, Hot N Cold and Firework as well as her brief marriage to British comedian Russell Brand.

Katy Perry reveals that Brand divorced her 'by text'

US singer Katy Perry has revealed that Russell Brand told her he was divorcing her in a text message.

The couple split in 2011, just 14 months after getting married in India in 2010.

Russell Brand and Katy Perry pictured in April 2011 before their split Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Perry, 28, told the US edition of Vogue magazine: "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31 2011".

She also said that Brand, 38, was not comfortable with the singer being his equal.

"I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they're, like, I can't handle the equalness. He didn't like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour".

"So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can't necessarily disclose", she added.

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Pop stars help President Obama usher in second term

Usher, Katy Perry and the cast of 'Glee' were among the pop stars booked to mark the start of President Obama's second term.

Usher performs at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The official inauguration will take place on Monday, but the celebrations started last night with a Kids' Inaugural Concert for children and military families in Washington DC.

Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor are expected to sing at the president's official inauguration.

Katy Perry performs at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families on January 19 Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed
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