Well, well, well. So much for that story about how Katy Perry and John Mayer were practically engaged and looking for rings. It appears that creepy Santa Claus has left the building, and Katy herself has reportedly moved on as well.
Now some of you were scoffing a bit at yesterday’s story about how John was getting cozy with Allison Williams because they’re supposedly friends, and he goes way back with Allison’s boyfriend, Ricky Van Veen. However, John allegedly had his arm around Allison’s waist for a measurable amount of time, and I don’t know if it’s even within the realm of possibly for John to lay hands upon a woman without harboring the intent of trying to bang her. Would Allison actually be down with such a scenario? Who knows. But according to Life & Style, Katy has been spotted with her arms around another man, Dominic Howard, who is otherwise known as the drummer for Muse. Seriously:
Life & Style can exclusively reveal that on Jan. 27, Katy Perry arrived alone to the afterparty for Muse’s LA concert at Pink Taco and spent the night cozying up to the band’s drummer, Dominic Howard. “They were all over each other,” an eyewitness tells the new issue of Life & Style. “I was shocked to see her acting so affectionate with another rock star because I thought she was dating John Mayer.”
A partygoer tells Life & Style that Dominic “wasted no time zeroing in” on the “Firework” singer as soon as she sat down in a private booth alongside Muse singer Matt Bellamy and his fiancée, Kate Hudson.
“Katy had her arms around Dominic, and they were facing each other, bodies touching,” the eyewitness tells Life & Style. “He had his eyes on her all night. Katy loved all the attention.”
So what about John? Although the couple has been inseparable for the past several months, and John even accompanied Katy to the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., last week, a source tells Life & Style that Katy is fully aware that “he [John] plays games.”
While leaving Pink Taco with Dominic at 4 a.m., a fan shouted to the pair, “Katy, are you going to marry John?” An insider tells Life & Style, “The singer giggled as she pointed to Dominic and answered, ‘I’m going to marry him!’”
[From Life & Style]
The fact that this incident happened at Harry Morton’s Pink Taco tells me that Katy wanted to be seen with this new dude. Perhaps she’s just trying to send John a message, or perhaps they’re really done “for good.” But Katy does like her Brits, doesn’t she? First she married Russell Brand (from Essex!) and then she hooked up with Robert Ackroyd of Florence + The Machine. So maybe she’s with this Dominic guy now, or maybe it’s just a fling. All things considered, I think it’s safe to say that Katy and John are, at minimum, “on a break.”
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