PEOPLE: Katy Perry talks revealingly about her sexuality; A-Rod, J-Lo at the ballpark; these days, it's now air guitar only for Glen Campbell
Katy Perry says she "prayed the gay away" during her "unconscious adolescence."
The 32-year-old singer opened up about her sexuality while receiving an award from the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Perry was born into a fundamentalist Christian family, but says she was curious about sexuality. She referenced one of her biggest hits in telling the group "I kissed a girl and I liked it." She added that she also "did more than that." She says she "prayed the gay away" at Christian camps.
She says without people in her life from the LGBTQ community she'd be "half of the person I am today."
Campbell can no longer play guitar
Glen Campbell's wife says Alzheimer's disease has robbed the 80-year-old singer's ability to play guitar.
But Kim Campbell tells The Tennessean hat her husband occasionally breaks into a solo air guitar routine.
Glen Campbell was diagnosed with the brain-ravaging disease in 2011. The singer was moved to a long-term care facility in 2014.
Kim Campbell says he continues to sing, although the words are gibberish — "it's not a melody that we recognize, but you can tell that it's a happy song and he has a song in his heart."
A-Rod, J-Lo at the ballgame
Back at spring training with the New York Yankees as a guest instructor, Alex Rodriguez watched part of Saturday's exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles in a suite with singer-actress Jennifer Lopez.
The two are said to be dating.
A-Rod has been linked romantically to other Hollywood stars in the past.
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