With additional reporting by Janelle Myers
Did She Eat Birthday Cake?
After starting her birthday week right by getting her name on a pizza restaurant sign, Katy Perry packed up her bags and celebrated in Paris and Marrakesh, Morocco. Music producer Diplo, who she's been linked to this year, apparently joined her in the City Of Light, but he was nowhere in sight when Katy, Ellie Goulding and the rest of their crew traveled to Morocco.
A Swift Gift
Taylor Swift literally lit up the NYC skyline when she performed a 30-minute set on a rooftop for some of her fans while the Empire State Building lights rapidly blinked in the background. This mini concert was part of her 1989 Secret Sessions where she invited select Swifties to her home and sang to them.
I Understand, Nicki
It looks like we're not going to get a Thanksgiving treat from Nicki Minaj after all - she pushed back the release date of The Pinkprint. Barbz don't have to wait too long though, because instead of November 24, she will drop her album on December 15. In between those three weeks, she'll hold us over with her upcoming single "Only."
Ended Before It Really Began
Strange And Wonderful
When Marvel confirmed that Joaquin Phoenix was not going to play Doctor Strange, the studio scrambled to find their new superhero. Fear not, Benedict Cumberbatch came to the rescue and will fill the role.
Must-See Video Of The Day
The summer may be over, but you can still relive the warm memories with Kurt Hugo Schneider and Sam Tsui's "Summer Pop Medley 2014." Can you name all the hits?