Katy Perry Is a Glutton for Attention

Betsy Waldman | September 26, 2008 - 7:29 am

In the age of the Internet, reality TV and an ever-expanding need for hosts at nightclub openings, it’s almost impossible for a current celebrity to become someone who used to be famous.

Still, novelty singer Katy Perry isn’t taking any chances.

Just because the wily former Christian soft rocker’s single “I Kissed a Girl” was the hit of summer 2008 doesn’t mean she’ll be invited to play on TRL in 2009.

Katy has known the sting of rejection, and it’s something she’d rather not feel again.

So when she took the stage at London’s Scala on Wednesday night, the compulsive performer embodied three tried-and-true staples of entertainment immortality: boobs, gimmick props and blow-up doll mouth.

Hey, not every female artist can make it on talent alone.