The advertising theme for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards is West Side Story. The awards show airs Sept. 13. Katy Perry released a picture from the recent photo shoot promoting the awards show. Perry, along with VMA nominees Taylor Swift, Ne-Yo, Cobra Starship and host Russell Brand do a modern version of the famous West Side Story tune “Tonight.” Each of the artists is filming the tune separately, and the clips will be melded together through the magic of television.
Meanwhile, Perry’s career is still in high gear. Her One of the Boys CD was responsible for two number one hit songs, “Hot N Cold” and “Waking Up in Vegas,” this after having been signed and dropped by two labels until she realized great success with One of the Boys. Perry has said that she thinks the record companies didn’t like how headstrong she was, but once they let her have control over her CD, it all worked out great.
Though she as a unique fashion sense – one more thing about her that fans love – she plans to concentrate on music for the time being. In other Katy Perry news, her cat, Kitty Purry was recently nominated for Best Celebrity Pet for the MTV Teen Choice Awards. Purry didn’t win, but the competition was quite formidable including the winner: President Barack Obama’s new dog, Bo.