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John Mayer Dedicates South Korean Concert to Ferry Victims

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Randy HolmesPerforming for the first time in South Korea this week, John Mayer dedicated his performance to the victims of the recent ferry disaster in that country.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, John took the stage Tuesday night in Seoul wearing a yellow ribbon, and announcing that all the songs he would perform would be dedicated to the nearly 270 victims of the April 16 tragedy, many of whom were high school students. The ferry, which was carrying 475 passengers, capsized; 34 passengers remain missing as of May 6.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, John also said that all the proceeds from merchandise sales would go to relief aid in the wake of the disaster. John’s concert was the first to take place in Seoul since the disaster. Concerts, festival and film premieres were canceled and album releases were postponed as the country mourned the victims.

John’s gesture isn’t surprising, since at the end of April, he’d tweeted about his intentions. “In Japan and loving it, but thinking about the people of Korea, my next stop. Having conversations about how we can help while there,” …read more

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John Mayer Files Lawsuit over Alleged Counterfeit Watches

By ABC News Radio

Columbia RecordsJohn Mayer is suing a man whom he says sold him several counterfeit watches.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, John states in his complaint, filed Tuesday in California, that Robert Maron, a watch broker, began selling him watches in 2007. They became close, with the defendant joining John on vacations and on tour.

John says he learned in 2010 that one Rolex he purchased was counterfeit, after which Maron refunded him the cost of the watch. However, John alleges, he discovered the following year that another Rolex he bought from Maron was counterfeit, too.

All told, John says, he was sold at least seven counterfeit watches. He seeks to recoup the cost of those watches, 656 thousand dollars, plus interest and damages.

John spent a total of five million dollars on watches from Maron, who reportedly has sold more than 10 million bucks’ worth of watches to Charlie Sheen.

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Miley Cyrus Disses Katy Perry on Twitter After Katy Joked About Miley’s Tongue

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Paul TrantowOh, snap! Miley Cyrus has totally slammed Katy Perry, following the singer’s recent joke about not wanting to kiss the “Wrecking Ball” singer too deeply because “God knows where that tongue has been.” On Twitter, Miley responded by making a snide comment about Katy’s ex-boyfriend, John Mayer.

Miley posted a series of screen caps showing Katy’s recent interview on Australian TV where she talked about kissing Miley at one of her concerts. “I just walked up to her to give her like a friendly girly kiss, you know, as girls do, and then she, like, tried to move her head and go deeper and I pulled away,” Katy explained. “God knows where that tongue has been.”

Miley then captioned the photos, “Girl if ur worried abt where tongues have been good thing ur ex boo is ur EX BOO cause we ALL know where THAT [tongue's] been.” That, of course, is a reference to John’s reputation as a player who dates a non-stop assortment of famous women.

So far, Katy hasn’t responded to Miley’s diss.

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Report: Katy & John Split Due to Age Gap, Fundamental Differences

By Andrea Dresdale

Columbia RecordsEver since we got word that Katy Perry and John Mayer had broken up, rumors have been flying as to the “real” reason behind their split. But now, a new report claims that it may have simply come down to an everyday, mundane reason: they couldn’t overcome their fundamental differences.

A source close to John tells People magazine, “They’re two very strong-willed people. Despite caring about each other very much and wanting to make it work, they are, at their core, quite different.” One way the two are different, an industry insider tells People, is in their ages. John is 36; Katy is 29, and that was evidently enough of a gap to be a problem.

According to the insider, Katy was much more interested in partying than John was, and after a while, he got fed up. “At times they seemed really happy together and in love, and other times he seemed like he just wanted to get away from all the parties and go home,” the insider dishes. “I can’t say I always blamed him.”

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Katy on Miley’s Kiss: “God Knows Where That Tongue Has Been”

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Emma Summerton/EMI Music GroupKaty Perry says that smooch she shared with Miley Cyrus at the “Wrecking Ball” singer’s February 22 concert in L.A. was just going to be a “friendly girly kiss,” but she pulled away when Miley tried to “go deeper.”

Katy recalled the girl-on-girl moment during an appearance Wednesday morning on Australia’s TV show Sunrise. Katy told the hosts, “I just walked up to her to give her like a friendly girly kiss, you know, as girls do, and then she like tried to move her head and go deeper and I pulled away.”

“God knows where that tongue has been. We don’t know. That tongue is so infamous,” Katy added.

The singer managed to avoid discussing her love life and her rumored split from John Mayer when a young fan asked if she had a boyfriend. Katy declared, “All of my fans are my boyfriend,” and then turned to a koala bear on the live TV set and added, “This is my boyfriend.”

Also during her visit to the show, Katy tried her hand at being an Aussie meteorologist, prompting laughter from the hosts.

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Did Katy Perry’s World Tour Come Between Her and John Mayer?

By Andrea Dresdale

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As documented in her concert film Part of Me, Katy Perry struggled — unsuccessfully — to maintain her marriage to her then-husband Russell Brand while she was on the road supporting her last album. Later, she said he “didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour.” Now, it appears that Katy’s upcoming tour to support her new album may have been the thing that has come between her and her boyfriend, John Mayer.

This week word came that the couple, who’ve been dating on and off since 2012, has broken up yet again, and a source tells Us Weekly that the tour may have been the catalyst. “She’s stressed about the tour, they’ve been fighting,” claims the source. “It is probably for the best, because she is going to be on tour for forever…for now they are done.”

Another source says that John’s own recent tour tested their relationship, dishing, “They’ve had rough patches, but this may be for good.”

Meanwhile, a source tells E! Online that the tour “was a big issue” for the couple, and that Katy was “putting her …read more

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Have Katy Perry and John Mayer Called It Quits?

By ABC News Radio

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteA source close to both Katy Perry and John Mayer tells E! News that she just broke up with him within the last few days.

The report does not offer any details about the purported split, but E! notes Mayer was not with Perry during her recent trip to London and Milan.

As recently as Valentine’s Day, the couple sparked engagement rumors when Katy was spotted in L.A. with a diamond ring on the fourth finger of her left hand.

The couple has been dating on and off since the summer of 2012.

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John Mayer to Perform at Second Annual Benefit for Autism Charity

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Randy HolmesJohn Mayer will be among the performers at the second annual Light Up the Blues Concert, a fundraiser for the Autism Speaks organization which will take place April 5 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

The benefit event will be hosted by Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills & Nash fame, and CSN will be headlining the show. In addition to CSN and John, former Eagles guitarist Don Felder will also perform. Tickets for the show will be available for purchase starting this Saturday at 10 a.m. PT via Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com.

The concert is scheduled to coincide with Autism Awareness Month and promotes Autism Speaks’ annual Light It Up Blue campaign. As part of the initiative, which kicks off on April 2 — World Autism Awareness Day — many homes, businesses, buildings and landmarks replace their white light bulbs with blue ones to help promote the cause.

Autism Speaks is also a charity that is supported by John’s girlfriend, Katy Perry. Two years ago, she performed at another benefit for the organization in New York City, and she also auctions off tickets to …read more

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Katy Perry’s Valentine’s Day Ring Sparks Engagement Rumors

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteIt seems like everyone is waiting with bated breath for Katy Perry and John Mayer to get engaged, so it’s no wonder rumors started when Katy was spotted out with John in L.A. on Friday night — Valentine’s Day — wearing a diamond ring on the fourth finger of her left hand.

People magazine reports that the ring appears to be a large, round bezel-set diamond in either a white gold or platinum setting, and is Art Deco-styled. The magazine says that when Katy and John left the Bootsy Bellows club in West Hollywood, she didn’t attempt to hide her bling, either.

The magazine points out, however, that this is the second Valentine’s Day in a row that Katy has been seen wearing a ring. Last year, it was a gold-and-ruby heart-shaped one, which turned out to be a gift from John, though not an engagement ring.

A source tells E! that despite the ring sighting, the couple is not engaged….yet.

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Stevie Nicks Wants Katy Perry and John Mayer to Be “Together Forever”

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteStevie Nicks has been friendly with John Mayer for quite some time, and she also recently became buddies with his girlfriend Katy Perry — that’s why she dedicated a song to them during a Fleetwood Mac concert last month. Now, Stevie says she’s like to see the couple make things permanent between them.

“They seem to be a really great couple, and they seem to really care about each other,” she tells Us Weekly magazine. “I am just hoping for the best for them. It would be great if that relationship worked out and …read more

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