Buzz Bites (12/16/11): Katy Perry Thanks MTV For 'Artist Of The Year' Title

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+ Katy Perry thanked MTV for her Artist of the Year title, saying it's "validating" and "pretty cool."  "I've had a fantastic year, a great tour and a great run, and you guys have been so a part of it and such a big reason why," she said. (MTV News)

+ Watch Florence + The Machine's dramatic performance of "Spectrum," which was augmented with elegant choreographed ballet, from last night's "X Factor" semifinals. (Neon Limelight)

+ Selena Gomez made a fan's wish come true. Ryan Seacrest received a request from the tutor of 13-year-old Hana, who has a fatal genetic disease; Hana hoped to meet Gomez. Seacrest got a hold of Gomez, who dropped what she was doing to meet with Hana. (Neon Limelight)

+ 50 Cent's SMS headphones will help feed those in need, with proceeds donated to charity. "For every pair of these headsets that are sold domestically and online through, 250 meals will be provided by Feeding America," he said. (MTV News)

+ Madonna, Trent Reznor and Mary J. Blige are among the artists nominated for this year's Golden Globe musical categories. Peep the full list here. (Billboard)