Katy Perry has made some enemies with the purchase of her new home, and unfortunately for the pop megastar, nuns have friends in very high places.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Perry has agreed to pay $14.5 million to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for the former convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The sprawling estate in trendy Los Feliz comes with gracious architecture, great views and several elderly nuns.
“We have given many years to this archdiocese and we have served them well,” Sister Rita told the L.A. Times. “For the archdiocese to … put us under a bus and run over us, I’m sorry, it was just too much for me.”
In a land dispute more convoluted than a Bible story, the surviving nuns of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary say they, not the archdiocese, own the convent building.
Perry has tried courting the nuns directly and even serenaded them with “Oh Happy Day” during a meeting in May. But Perry, who was named the richest female entertainer in the world by Forbes magazine Monday, could use some help from a higher power.
Though Perry started her career in Christian music, the sisters weren’t impressed by her recent appearance at the Super Bowl, in which she flew around the stadium on wires.
“Is that a way to make money?,” Sister Rita scoffed. “Maybe I could fly around. I could be the flying nun.”
NBC FIRES TRUMP
Racist old coot Donald Trump has put his Miss USA beauty pageant in a mighty ugly position. On Monday, NBC joined Spanish network Univision in cutting ties with Trump after he called Mexican immigrants drug-dealers and rapists at the kickoff to his presidential campaign last month.
Besides dumping the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which Trump co-owns, NBC is kicking him off “Celebrity Apprentice.” Trump did not take the news well.
”NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct,” Trump said in a statement to The Associated Press. “That is why our country is in serious trouble.”
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