Katy Perry is flirty and feminine in a floral minidress as she supports boyfriend John Mayer at his Hollywood Bowl concert
“There’s no competition, and there seems to be plenty of prey for him.” Sikich, part of a National Park Service team that has captured and collared more than 20 cougars in the Santa Monica Mountains during a long-term study, is among a small group of scientists who have studied P-22’s behavior since March 2012. If hikers, equestrians or other park users have encountered P-22 during the day, they haven’t alerted Sikich. He said that there has been “possibly one credible sighting” but that the lion has been “doing what a lion should do: finding his natural prey and staying elusive.” Biologists say P-22 probably entered the park in February 2012, after a journey of 20 miles or so from farther west in the Santa Monica Mountains. Sometime later, the mountain lion triggered a remote camera set up for a wildlife survey. On Feb. 29, 2012, Miguel Ordenana, a biologist working on the survey, began culling a couple of weeks’ worth of mundane images of deer and coyotes. Hoping for a bobcat, he was startled to see the massive hindquarters and tail of a much larger animal. He later found the first photo of the lion, which showed his face. “From what I’d been told and what I knew, it was seemingly nearly impossible for a mountain lion to be there,” he said. “I almost thought I had seen Bigfoot or a chupacabra.” (A chupacabra is a ferocious, blood-sucking creature of urban legend.) Although a dead cougar was found in the park in 1995, and parkgoers reported sightings in 2004, this was the first photographic evidence of a lion inhabiting the park. In fact, the photos taken were the first known images of any mountain lion within the mountain system east of Cahuenga Pass, the National Park Service said.
The 28-year-old singer looked pretty as a picture in a figure-hugging floral dress with Peter Pan-style collar as she headed in to watch the musical event. Katy finished off her ensemble with black tights and heeled black boots, highlighting her slim waist with a thin black belt around her middle. Flirty in floral: Katy Perry looked cute in a patterned minidress as she supported John Mayer at his Hollywood Bowl concert on Saturday night Feminine style: Katy looked cute in the outfit, but toughened up her look with black tights and heeled boots Adding to her feminine look, Katy left her raven hair in loose curls, completing the look with a cute barette. According to reports, Katy was joined at the concert by her parents Keith and Mary Hudson, who were no doubt thrilled to be able to enjoy their daughter’s love’s talent – following her former marriage to controversial comedian Russell Brand. Katy’s night out comes as she gears up for the release of her new album PRISM on October 18th. But in a recent interview, Katy revealed she thinks a natural progression for her will be leave behind the cheeky pop and dance tunes she’s famous for. Instead, the musician – who did release one self-titled LP under her real name Katy Hudson before becoming Katy Perry – plans to make an acoustic record in the style of Big Yellow Taxi songwriter Joni Mitchell. Keeping things simple: Katy opted for a bronze smoky eye and wore her raven hair in loose curls Belting it out: John Mayer seen here performing earlier in the week Speaking to Billboard, Katy said: ‘I’ll probably turn into more of a Joni Mitchell. As I inch towards my 30s, I think my fourth record will be more of an acoustic guitar album.’ Although PRISM will be similar in style to her previous releases, Katy insists all the tracks are about her life, with By The Grace of God chronicling the suicidal thoughts she had after her marriage to Russell ended in December 2011. She said: ‘I can only write autobiographically. I put all the evidence in the music. I tell my fans if they want to know the real truth about stuff, just listen to the songs.’ PRISM is to be released on October 18.
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The Hollywood event begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue, heading south on Western and west on Sunset before concluding at Hollywood and Vine Street. In Orange County, an immigrant rights rally will take place at the Irvine Spectrum at 10:30 a.m. Events are also planned for San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and more than 160 cities nationwide. As Washington remains preoccupied with a federal government shutdown , immigration has faded into the background. Earlier this week, House Democrats introduced an immigration bill that mostly parallels the one passed by the Senate in June. It would offer a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally, as well as expand visa programs in an effort to eliminate current backlogs. But many House Republicans do not support a path to citizenship for the 11 million. In addition to us facing an economic crisis today with the shutdown, we are also facing a moral crisis, given the deportations, family separations, children without their parents, folks being fired from their jobs, said Jorge-Mario Cabrera, communications director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, which helped organize the Hollywood march. Some activists have begun pushing President Obama to take executive action and end deportations, which numbered more than 400,000 in fiscal year 2012.
The expression that we use in the film, Houston in the blind, is a real expression that they use in space exploration when they dont have communication and they dont know if Houston is listening. This was Warner Bros. in the blind, because they were investing in all of this stuff, and for a long time they didnt see anything. Im not saying there were not moments when they got nervous, and I had to deal with all that stuff, but they were fantastic. Some of the studio contenders, like Gravity and Saving Mr. Banks, were made by studios from the start; some, like Prisoners and Rush, were made independently and then picked up by a major. Also read: Oscar Contenders Wont Pack Same Box-Office Punch as Last Years Crop In fact, for Rush,the sub-$40 million film was envisioned as a totally indie production, writer-producer Peter Morgan told TheWrap. There was a very indie vibe to the whole thing, said Morgan, who said that the decision was made early on to cast an Austrian in the role of Niki Lauda rather than an American movie star, and to shoot on a low budget. Original director Paul Greengrass, in fact, dropped out after deciding that he didnt want to make the movie unless he had a $150 million budget, which would have necessitated bringing in a major studio and casting a movie star instead of German actor Daniel Bruhl. Paul stepped back, and within 24 hours Ron Howard jumped in and embraced the indie spirit in a way that no one who knows Ron would have predicted, Morgan said. Universal later came on board, even though the film was made without studio input, and without a single note from a single executive. Sometimes notes can be really helpful, said Morgan. But in the end, all an audience craves is something different and you cant do something different if youre busy taking the advice of people who are trying to make it the same. Also read: Racing Legend Niki Lauda to Rush Makers: Dont Make Me Look Gay and Get Me to the Oscars But the studio embraced the notes-free, non-studio production, just as other big companies appear to be learning the lesson on which Harvey Weinstein has based his career: The prestige of major awards is something worth embracing, and maybe even pursuing. Not to mention that you can make some extra dollars with the right award-winning drama. Studios are set up for straight down-the-middle, mass-market entertainment, said De Luca.