10:00am PT by Brian Porreca
How Julie Chen Would Solve the Taylor Swift-Katy Perry Feud
Following a yearslong feud between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, the latter tried to make peace during the Big Brother-style YouTube live stream (produced by Big Brother producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan) promoting her latest album, Witness. "I am ready to let it go," said Perry. "I forgive her, and I'm sorry for anything I ever did."
During a chat with THR, Big Brother host Julie Chen surmised that Perry in the BB house "would win the public over in a second, everyone except for Taylor Swift" and that she'd like "to see these two in the house at the same time."
Swift's only response to Perry? Releasing her entire album catalog to streaming services the same day Perry's album dropped. Ouch. As for Perry, more than 49 million viewers tuned in to see her sleep, get therapy, dine with Patty Jenkins and rate former lovers. And on June 16, she became the first Twitter user to amass 100 million followers.
This story first appeared in the June 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.