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Katy Perry & John Mayer House-Hunting in L.A.?

James Devaney/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Katy Perry and John Mayer have been together for all of four months, but they're reportedly ready to take their relationship to the next level: the British tabloid The Sun claims the couple is house-hunting in Los Angeles.

The paper claims that the couple hopes to be moved into their new rental around Christmas time, but they're facing a lot of opposition from those around them.  A source tells The Sun, "Lots of people are willing them to fail. They [fight] a bit and have quite a turbulent up-and-down relationship ... Many of her friends are certain it will all end in tears. But that’s brought them closer in a way. It’s given them an ‘us against the world’ mentality.”

According to the source, the two musicians are "together virtually every day," and spend their time cooking, watching movies and playing music. The couple was spotted together in Katy's hometown of Santa Barbara, Calif., two weeks ago, and the source claims Katy even introduced John to her parents while they were there.

"[It] was a huge step for Katy and it proves she’s 100 percent committed," claims the source. "Despite what the cynics may think, she is looking forward to moving in with John and says she’s happier than she’s been in a very long time.”

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Katy Perry, John Mayer ‘Seeing Each Other Again’

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Katy Perry and John Mayer’s reunion tour continues.  Less than two weeks after they reportedly broke up, the two have now been spotted out together twice.

Mayer and Perry attended the FYF Festival in Los Angeles together over the weekend.  Now People magazine reports that the two were seen leaving the L.A. restaurant The Little Door on Tuesday night.  A friend of Perry’s told the magazine, “They are seeing each other again.”

As for whether the couple’s reunion is surprising, the friend told People, “The only thing that would surprise me is if she were to get back with Russell [Brand].”

Since Mayer recently underwent surgery that, he said, requires him to be on vocal rest, it’s hard to imagine what sort of conversations he and Perry are having on their dates.  He wrote on his Tumblr blog, “Back to notebooks and iPad to communicate for the time being.”

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Katy Perry, John Mayer Reportedly Call It Quits

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Katy Perry’s romance with John Mayer has apparently fizzled.

People magazine reports the duo has split.

“They’ll end up as friends,” one source told the magazine. “They were honestly having fun. People made it out to be far more than it was.”

But another source told Us Weekly, “She is making it seem like it wasn’t serious with John, but she is hurt.”

According to People, Perry and Mayer had been dating for a couple of months, though the gossip sites caught on to their relationship only a few weeks ago.

The couple was spotted together at a Los Feliz house party, Hollywood hotspot Chateau Marmont and a Beverly Hills pool party.

Prior to her hook-up with Mayer, the former Mrs. Russell Brand dated Robert Ackroyd of the British rock band Florence + the Machine.

Mayer has been linked to a bevy of beauties including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson.

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Katy Perry and John Mayer Together…Again

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Things are heating up for singers Katy Perry and John Mayer.

The pair was spotted leaving a Los Feliz house party Saturday night and getting into Mayer’s car.

The couple sparked dating rumors Aug. 1 when they were seen leaving celebrity hotspot, Chateau Marmont, also in Los Angeles, where they reportedly had a dinner date.

Could Mayer be a rebound for Perry? After 14 months together, the “I Kissed a Girl” singer and actor Russell Brand filed for divorce in December. Since the divorce, Perry has been linked to male model Baptiste Giabiconi and Florence And The Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd.

As for Mayer, he has been linked to a long list of Hollywood starlets including Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift.

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John Mayer ‘Humiliated’ by Taylor Swift

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- When Taylor Swift's album Speak Now came out, everyone assumed that the song "Dear John," a vicious swipe at a lover who "messed with" her, was about John Mayer.  Though she never confirmed it, John Mayer thinks it's about him, too, and he's not happy about it.

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, John says the song "made me feel terrible, because I didn't deserve it."  He adds, "I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."

John says what he really bothered him is that he learned how Taylor really felt about him in the song, and not from her directly. "I never got an email. I never got a phone call," he says. "I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you've ever been, someone kicked you even lower?"

When Rolling Stone asks about the song's key line, "Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?," John replies, "I don't want to go into that."

Not only does he object to song because it's about him, but John also tells Rolling Stone that as a songwriter, he feels it's not right to use your skills as a weapon. "I think it's kind of cheap songwriting," he tells the magazine. "I know she's the biggest thing in the world, and I'm not trying to sink anybody's ship, but I think it's abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, 'Wait till he gets a load of this!' That's bullsh*t."

In "Dear John," Taylor sings, "Dear John, I see it all, now it was wrong/Don't you think 19 is too young to be played with?/Your dark twisted games, when I loved you so/I should have known."  

Another line jabs, "I lived in your chess game but you changed the rules everyday/wondering which version of you I might get on the phone tonight/well, I stopped picking up and this song is to let you know why."

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John Mayer Cancels Tour as Throat Problems Return

Ethan Miller/Getty Images)(LOS ANGELES) -- Bad news for John Mayer and his fans.  The singer has scrapped his upcoming tour because the vocal issues he experienced last year have returned.

In a lengthy posting on his blog, Mayer writes, "During rehearsal on Tuesday, it came to mind that I should see my throat doctor because something didn’t feel/sound right. I went in for a visit on Wednesday and a scope of my vocal cords revealed that the granuloma has grown back where it had mostly healed."

He went on to say, "This is bad news. Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live will sideline me for a longer period of time than I care to have you count down."

A granuloma is a nodule, and it's on Mayer's vocal cords.  He writes, "A granuloma forms and continues to snowball because it’s in a spot where the vocal cords hit together and there’s no way to really give it a chance to heal without a good stretch of time and some pretty intensive treatment."

Mayer says that his new album Born and Raised will come out as scheduled in May, but since he won't be spending all that time on the road promoting it, he plans to start writing a new album instead.  He adds, "Somewhere in all of this is another surgery and a very long chemically-imposed period of silence."  He adds that he's "disappointed" and "completely bummed" that he can't perform his new record live.

Mayer signs off by writing, "The only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it’s a long life, and the greatest gift in the world is being able to create music no matter what the circumstances. So these are the new circumstances, and I’ll find a way to make it mean something. That’s all you can ever do."

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Stars Salute Julie Andrews, John Mayer at VH1 Save the Music Gala

Photo Courtesy - 20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- The hills were alive with the sound of stars paying tribute to Dame Julie Andrews Monday night in New York City.  She was one of the honorees at this year's gala for VH1's Save the Music Foundation, which supports music education in public schools.

During the evening, Kristin Chenoweth paid tribute to Andrews by performing a special musical salute to her legendary film The Sound of Music, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.

On the red carpet, Andrews revealed that her favorite song from the film is "Edelweiss," explaining, "It's very classic, very has a wonderful lyric that talks about everyone's homeland, wherever they are."

Andrews also spoke about the importance of music education in her own life, calling it "the foundation upon which everything else happened for me."  She added, "I had a fabulous teacher, and I was very lucky to find her, and she was my rock and she taught me well."

Other honorees included John Mayer, who didn't speak to reporters, and John Legend, who said of music education, "Sometimes we forget that the future really is all about the kids, and we have to invest in them.  They don't vote, and a lot of times, they're the first to go when priorities are being made.  But we have to say, 'They're a high priority for us, and music education is an important part of their education,' and we have to support that."

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VH1 Announces New Ambassadors for 'Save the Music'

Photo Courtesy - VH1SaveTheMusic [dot] com(NEW YORK) -- John Mayer, Lifehouse, Sara Bareilles, Jewel and Glee star Amber Riley have been announced as newly-minted "ambassadors" for VH1's Save the Music Foundation.  All these artists are committed to the foundation's efforts to restore music programs in public schools across the country.

John Mayer will be honored for his work Nov. 8 at the foundation's annual gala in New York City, where Natasha Bedingfield will perform.  Kristin Chenoweth and Cheyenne Jackson of 30 Rock and Glee are also on the bill, while presenters for the evening include Jason Mraz.

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Jennifer Aniston Denies Being Back with John Mayer 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- They may not see eye-to-eye as a couple, but musician John Mayer and actress Jennifer Aniston do agree on one thing.  Both have rejected recent tabloid reports that insinuate the two are romantically involved again.  A representative for Aniston tells People that she is not dating Mayer.  Aniston's rep called the chatter "a work of fiction," adding, "Jennifer is not romantically involved with John Mayer."  Last week, a spokesman for Mayer also denied the rumors that the couple had gotten back together.

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