Katy Perry and John Mayer in New York

Posted on October 17, 2012

Any goodwill we had toward Katy for making some decent style choices lately is evaporating in the wake of yet another confirmation that she makes terrible MAN choices. John Mayer, Miss Katy? Really? Oh, girl.

Let’s judge them.


Katy Perry and John Mayer step out to celebrate Mayer’s 35th birthday, with dinner in New York City.

She looks cute. Love the coat and dress; not so crazy about matching the purse to the shoes.

He looks like a douchebag.


Katy Perry and John Mayer go for a birthday lunch for Mayer’s 35th birthday at ABC Kitchen in NYC’s West Village neighborhood.

She looks cute, but the hat looks stupid.

He looks like a douchebag.


Katy Perry and John Mayer leaving Pearl Restaurant in New York City.

She looks … okay. The hat, shoes and leather jacket don’t go with the sheer-over-bodysuit dress, but we don’t actually mind the dress. She IS Katy Perry, after all.

He still looks like a douchebag. And does he only own one pair of shoes?


In other, totally unrelated news – and because we don’t want to devote another entire post on the topic – The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a profile on us, along with some incredibly goofy pictures.

[Photo Credit: WENN, PacificCoastNews.com]

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I really like her yellow shoes in the first pic but what the actual fuck is going on with that bowtie? That is 1 step away from the tshirt-with-a-tie-printed-on-it. Total douchebag.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNWEFT2SVBX5T3NPMROQCT4U2U jennyv

        I know! He looks like he just got off his shift at KFC. 

        • Deb_Lynn

          exactly! starving waiter on his way home after the double-shift.

        • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

          Yes!  He looks like a waiter who’s going to get the lucky of his life with KP.

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully WendyD

      I will defend my John to the ends of the earth, he’s not a douchebag. 
      However, I do not like what he’s done with his hair which apparently happened yesterday! I didn’t mind it long (I have a thing for guys with good hair), but the hat had to go. Then he cut it and I loved it and now he’s going for some weird pompadour thing? His hair is thick and curls.  Leave it be, John. He’s not Matt Smith, he can’t pull off the disheveled bow tie. As far as Katy Perry goes, I think she actually looks rather pulled together and “normal” for what she normally looks like.

      • NC_Meg

        Same here. Except I HATED that long Johnny Depp hair he was sporting. That look is wearing thin on JD himself and the hat was just bad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

      John Mayer is a man whore.  Looks like he has two pairs of shoes, a boat shoe and a boot.  Katy looks great.  Ditch the hat though.  

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

        That boat shoe has the thickest, clunkiest sole I’ve ever seen on a pair of boat shoes, which totally negates their practical use. Then again, he’s a celebrity so what does he know. #boater

    • hughman

      Ugh. It’s like if Mr. Schue and Rachael were dating. 

    • Janet B

      I like his second outfit, on someone else.

    • PastryGoddess

      I mean is it THAT good?  Really?  Is it coated in some kind of addictive substance?

      I’m jus’ sayin’

      • YoungSally

        I was wondering if he only likes foreplay and cuddling?  Nothing else explains his ability to date (and destroy) attractive starlets.  Is there a secret 12-step group somewhere for recovering victims?

      • Wellworn

        He is the douche that cleans and refreshes you after a bad relationship.  Summer’s sleeze.

        • Judih1


    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      He looks like he just got off shift at the Pizza Palace in that first picture.

      • ampg

        I’m going with “k.d. lang circa 1995.”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UKNMJVJUPLYRDISGCS5SSHR434 Lulu

      When you decide someone looks like a douchebag, is that based purely on how they’re dressed and groomed, or do you take into consideration things they’ve said or done or their public persona?  Just wondering, because he doesn’t look quite THAT bad to me.

      • MilaXX

        He’s wearing a 10 year old’s denim jacket and bow tie out to dinner. How does that not read douche bag?

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

         It is actually physically impossible for John Mayer to look anything other than douchey. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

         Or, perhaps the fact that at 31 years old, he was screwing around with a 19 year old who generally showed (and continues to show) the emotional maturity of a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper?

        • Mary Fox

          “Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper” just made me laugh so hard.  Thank-you for that. 

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

           And then whined publicly about the fact she released a song about — AFTER he has made many comments about his personal relationships with past famous girlfriends.


        I think the problem is that the bowtie was too black and a little too small for the white shirt and denim jacket, especially when the unbuttoned jacket flared out.  But mostly the problem is the man’s jaded skullface and stealthy demeanor.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      To be fair, I think Mayer’s last pair of shoes is an even uglier pair of shoes than the ones before (not the inexplicable twee white sole and other more boat-shoe looking detailing on what is still a pair of fucking work boots). 
      I want Katy’s sweater-sleeved jacket and the entire first ensemble, please.

    • iCouture

      Oh cmon, if his outfits were on other guys, you would rave about some of them!!!!  Your personal feelings about JM are clouding your thinking….

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1123282431 Elizabeth Whitcomb

        Yes, but JM has a ton of money, he looks like he’s not even trying. It essentially looks like he grabbed clothes that were on the floor. Did he sniff the pits first to see how clean they were?

        • iCouture

           Really?  The clothes look clean, and are not a wrinkled mess.  I prefer my men to not look like they spend more time in the mirror than I do.  But I guess thats just personal preference :)

          Side note, he is clearly wearing two different pairs of boots.  One has a black sole, the other white.

          • http://twitter.com/FuLinlin FuLinlin

             I am pretty sure that they didn’t mean that he literally owns only one pair of boots, that the only difference is that one has a black sole and the other a white one just proves their points.

    • Carlodog

      Well, I do mind her dress. HATE sheer lace over anything, it has been beat to death already.  The other outfits are OK. Too bad about JM, but I guess she goes for the scruffy dark type. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/RocketStarling Ashley Ellen Wilson

      Don’t be too hard on her, T-Lo. It’s obligatory for ladystars to have a rebound fling with John Mayer before bouncing back to respectability. 

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Why Georgia, Why?  Why would you get back with this guy? 
      I can’t help it – I love his music, maybe that’s why?  Because otherwise, why?  Why?

      • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

         I love his music, too. I just have to block out all of his interviews because he’s such a douchecanoe.

        • Imasewsure

          That’s funny. I hate his music but think he is really funny and really like him in interviews. I give him a pass on his dating life because I figure I would have hit everything in Hollywood too if I had been given a chance…I do think his clothes are douchy though  

          • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

            Hitting it all is one thing, blabbing about it and being disgusting is another.  Do I need to mention that he likened his penis to a member of the KKK?  Because that alone should be enough to authorize killing him in a giant microwave.

            • Imasewsure

              Luckily I don’t follow him too closely because I missed that “little” episode… probably NOT talking at all is a good recommendation for him (clearly he already doesn’t think) … Back to basically ignoring him again but thanks for the info… douchiness reinstated!

        • PaperPusher2

           Douchecanoe.  That’s fantastic.  Still laughing.  Will be using that from now on.   

    • MilaXX

      Just read the inky profile. Good for you both!

      As for dear Katy,  I am one of the few that like Russel Brand, but John Mayer is douchebag extraordinaire. He must posses a power schlong in order to attract the women he gets.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

         I’m with you.  Brand has a certain childlike charm — like you look at him and go “You really should know better, but somehow your brain is just not capable of making that connection between cause and effect.” but you know his heart’s in the right place.  Mayer, on the other hand… I have never heard anything that made me even able to stand him.

    • http://twitter.com/TheRealSandraOh Sandra Oh

      Your blog should be above all that bullshit Perez Hilton childish name-calling stuff.  Really.  

    • Imasewsure

      What a great article in the Philly paper… but as you say, the first picture is a little goofy – although smiling and laughing is always the best accessory! I couldn’t see the other pictures except as thumbnails but they looked better and the article is the thing! Major congratulations… and oh yeah, her eh… him douchy vibe as usual (but I’m sure he’s a lovely person… blah blah blah)

      • kimmeister

        I loved the sighting of one of their famous kitties, and also the fact that Lo speaks 6 languages and plays violin!  (I played for 5 years, back in the day.)

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

           I loved that fact too — mainly because I know EXACTLY what T meant, because that’s no small part of why I married my husband.

    • granddelusion

      Maybe he “-asked her out on a date” and gave her “an hour of good conversation”!

    • Maria D

      John Meyer looks like a complete twat. That first outfit is horrendous beyond words. For someone rich, and admittedly not bad looking (he’s a bit Dr. Bashir in the face), it’s beyond me how he gets even basic shirt and jeans so badly wrong. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

      That first photo with the two of you laughing/smiling is ADORBS!

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      Seriously?  Why?  What is wrong with these women that they keep dating him?  He’s got to be ridiculously contagious by now.

    • Bozhi

      I think she looks good in all three outfits.  I like the black leather with the olive lace.

      Cute kitty, and I love the kitty painting by the door. 

    • Anathema_Device

      Yes to her first two looks, no to the last one. No to him in general, but I think he looked good in the middle set of pics.

    • Rand Ortega

      Wow. I thought Russell Brand was rock bottom.

    • BeeBeauNYC

      Lordy she does have bad taste in men. She needs a Ryan Gosling or Bradley Cooper kinda dude. Love her outfits except the algae one is kinda cray, even for Ms. Perry. 

      • Rand Ortega

         She & Rihanna are BFF’s, right? Says a great deal.

    • ellabob

      Really cute article .. please keep up the funny.. it makes my day…

    • BrooklynBomber

      Denim jacket with bow tie?!?! 

      And that’s all i have to say about that. Let’s talk about what’s important: “Philly pop cult bloggers” Congrats, fellers!

    • siriuslover

      I always thought JM was a douchebag. ugh, visceral reaction towards him every time I see him.

    • DeborahJozayt

      He’s only after your breasts, Katy! Runnnnnnn!

    • GorgeousThings

      Oh the pictures weren’t THAT goofy! Of you, I mean, not Katy and the Douche. They are totally goofy. And he’s an asshat.

    • jmorino08

      You two are ADORBS! 

    • StelledelMare

      Ugh, John Mayer? Really Katy? You were doing way better with Russell Brand. And that’s saying something because he’s not exactly my favorite person either (let’s just say he’s not on my irrational hate list) but at least he’s better than John Mayer. Anyways, she looks positively tame in all these pics. Not bad but pretty meh.

      That article and those pictures are wonderful, by the way.

    • http://twitter.com/iraki86 IraKi

      He must be a fireball in bed! I can find no other explanation as to why celebrities keep getting involved with him inspite his repitation. And I really like the first look even though the purse matches the shoes!

      • kimmeister

        The guy’s voice does sound amazing live.  I ended up at one of his concerts a while back even though I am not particularly a fan of his music, only because my friend ended up with extra tickets.  I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

           Which explains buying his stuff on iTunes.  It does not explain dating him.  I cannot count the number of times I have seen Top Gun (I married a flight major, it’s required) but I wouldn’t want to be in a room with Tom Cruise. 

      • formerlyAnon

        Some people have a charm, in person, that’s completely inexplicable. Not saying he does, I don’t know. But it’s my fall-back explanation.

        • 35andromeda

          He does have charm. And reputations are media constructions.

    • jw_ny

      I’m totally digging Lo’s plaid pants :)

      As for John & Katy…eh.  He seems to be the celeb whore that bounces around from one woman after another that’s on the rebound.  She’ll dump his scrawny ass soon enough.  Not that I really care about their private lives, really…however I do like his music and dislike hers.  

      • Kate4queen

        This. :)

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      He actually looks clean! Still douchey yes, but he was veering into Brad Pitt/RPattz territory there for a while.

    • tallgirl1204

      love the floral dress.  I would like to see it without the coat. 

    • Lilithcat

      Did he never learn how to tuck in his shirt?

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I love what she’s wearing in the first photo, head to toe. I want the dress, the jacket, and I wouldn’t say no to the purse and shoes either.  Not a fan of anything else she’s wearing. And he looks like a douche, top to bottom (I thought that to myself the second I saw the photo, and before I scrolled down to TLo’s comment).

    • http://twitter.com/OhFaerieNuff Laurie S. Neilsen

      John Mayer might come across as a total douchebag, but he’s not nearly as bad as people assume. At least, he wasn’t when he was younger. I went to school with him in Fairfield, CT from sixth grade until the end of high school. I was one of the social outcasts because I was smart, poor, and weird. He was one of the only “normal” people who was actually nice to me. He was always really talented, and played in the battle of the bands in our high school every Spring. He did leave his bandmates behind when high school ended, but at least one of them is a raging douche, so it’s somewhat understandable that there was a falling out. And those shoes are pretty standard in Fairfield. They pretty much come in the mail with samples of Tide.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      So glad to Katy’s hair dark again.  I read somewhere else that they were dating, but I passed it off as idle gossip.  Sorry to find out it’s true.

    • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde

       I love Aoife! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

      Oh you guys those pictures are YUCK. Tom looks like Lurch in that last one – and he is NOT Lurch. I didn’t bother to post on the page but the first commenter is completely off base. Not like you really care, but I wanted to say it.

    • ccm800

      I really like his second look and not mad at the third either

    • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

      I am so happy to see you think John Mayer is god-awful.  Can you imagine the sort of things he’ll say about her when they inevitably break up?  She’d be better off picking up some clown of Sunset Strip.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UQHEKG5EDX4T6NMARUC565TPQ Amy

      He looks like a douchebag. He is a douchebag. He will always be a douchebag. haha. Fun post! Love that Katy has some street style!

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      Don’t care a whit about Katy, John, or their shoes when given the chance to read another profile of you guys.  Loved hearing about how you met!  Musicians can always win my heart, Mr. M.  Hope you’re basking in the attention!

    • http://twitter.com/juliafoxtrot Julia Fox

      John Mayer is attractive, funny, charming and extremely talented. There are a lot of rumours about him being a douchebag, but I see where these girls are coming from. Hell, if I was pretty/famous enough to get him, I’d let him hang around for a few weeks. Nothing longer than that, though.
      Katy’s outfit is adorable in the second set of pictures. I’m trying to figure out her top. Is that a long sleeved shirt with a vest or is it a denim jacket with coloured sleeves? I want it, either way!

    • Knightley

      He looks like a douchebag because he IS a douchebag.  I’m sure someone in the comments has said it before, but it’s worth repeating.  John Mayer = Douchebag.

    • quiltrx


      Katy, get away from him, right now.  I sincerely mean that this is a major step down from Russell Brand.  Think about that for a minute.

    • Monday1900

      Aw, your pictures don’t look bad to me (and your cat is adorable)

    • Trisha26

      He’s out with his mom in the first photo, a groupie in the second, and a crazy woman in the third. I’d rather listen to his music than to hers, and both of them are sort of douchey. The profile on you two was great! More cat photos please!

    • guest2visits

      Great artical; sweet photo, too.  Nice! 

      I don’t think Mayer looks that bad – as far as clothes go.  He still looks and talks like someone under ‘recovery’ to me though.
      Katy’s second two outfits are just awful.

    • Judih1

      Did you guys see the note in the bottom of this post about ANOTHER fabulous article about TLO – in the Philadelphia Inquirer? I am always inspired when I read about your success.

      TLO Next time please don’t bury a post about your publicity within a post about John Mayer – cause I normally would not read a post with his name associated with it.

    • http://stef-lee.tumblr.com/ stef lee

      the first set of pictures makes them look like a sophisticated working mom out with her good-for-nothing free-loading son. he’s so douchey and immature-looking.

    • Susan Crawford

      “Pop Songstress Dating Parking Valet. Film at eleven!”

    • julnyes

      ABC Kitchen isn’t in the West Village, its in Union Square.

    • formerlyAnon

      Katy, John, doing what I’d do with tons of money in NYC: eat out. 
      big deal

      You guys, more press, with pictures: fun!
      Not so goofy, two good looking guys in their 40s, not afraid to have actual expressions on their faces. And masterful application of plaid.

    • thecitysleeps

      I think I’m one of the few who likes John Mayer.  Ok,  I have an ongoing love affair with his Continuum album which will never be over.  (His last album sucks though).  She is perennially cute but I hate that last sheer dress.  

    • decormaven

      Love the newspaper article! Snaps of respect. As for the styling of this duo, Katy’s shoes in the first shot are cute, but the ankle straps cut the verticality. Not a fan of the looks in the second & third shots, but she looks comfortable and relaxed. As for his styling, or lack thereof, you’re a successful musician, John. For good or ill, you’re a brand. Elevate the look, please.

    • Larkin21

      Enjoyed that article! Glad to see you guys getting more and more press :)

      Also, I’m in love with the first dress Katy’s wearing. Super cute.

    • afabulous50

      Jesus – who HASN’T John Mayer been with??  Why do famous women tend to pick the biggest douchebag out there?

    • PeggyOC

      What is it with him?  Why is he the skeevy palette cleanser of Hollywood?  You have a big break up, you date John Mayer, you move on with your life.  Is it that after him all the other men look ok and you’re ready to move on?

    • librarygrrl64

      He. Is. Gross.

      Congrats on the Inky piece!!! It’s long overdue. And the pics are cute, even if they did set you up in some dorky poses; Aoife looks disdainful (as only cats can). :-)

    • crash1212

      Must. Have. Gray. Coat.

    • LLuL

      I like her yellow bag. I dislike her man. Pandora thinks I should like him, but I say no on the grounds of douchebaggery. 

    • Le_Sigh

      I like her hat.  That’s about it.

      (T – I like your red pants in the article pics!)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WKSM57KFWUGRMKPDUW4SPL3GDM Kathryn

      TLo, I think you should have a new category on your site: “TLo News”, so we can keep up with you easily, instead of finding something buried in a post that I almost didn’t even read.

    • Michelle Gennari

      But guys how do you really feel about John Mayer?  LOLOL!!  You’re right – he is a DB.

    • http://twitter.com/debikayo Deb Oswald

      LOVED the T-Lo article that was mentioned in passing at the end!  Very cool

    • Lisa Kramp

      Great article on you two! Otherwise, he’s a dirty whore and what do you expect from a woman who married Russell Brand?!?!?!?!!!???

    • miktenaj

      Not only does he look like a douchebag…he is a douchebag.

    • EEKstl

      Just goes to show you that talent and good looks can still a douchebag make (and often does).

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7CV4UESSOMKN6EWENKFA5KMMFA Nicole

      HA!!  He IS a TOTAL DOUCHEBAG!!  Dump him Katy, before he embarrasses you to the press. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/AntoniaDonnelly Antonia O’Connor Donnelly

      I’ve always been secretly pleased that “yous guys” are from Philadelphia.  Yay for the homeboys!  And yeah, JM does look like a douchebag.  Ps. Please bring back Musical Mondays.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Proud of that article written about you boys.  Been here since my dad died in 2008.  Since that time, this is where I come when things are just horrible, or when things are going swimmingly.  When my mom died.  When we all thought I had cancer – the kind that kills you fast  – that was all last summer.  You take my brain out of my forensic psychology practice where people do unspeakable things to other people.  I get to look at pretty clothes and at ridiculous clothes.  I get to say “of course” out loud at Lea Michele.  I get to say “douchebag” before I even see that you already wrote that about John Mayer.  And I get to improve my wardrobe, even at a size 16, little by little, because I watch and learn. I passed by the nude pumps.  I refused to take a matchy purse to the cocktail party.  I spit my coffee the screen every other morning from laughing.   And the kittens are all here with me.  Thank you thank you thank you.  

      • formerlyAnon

        Yup. What you said. Details different, substance the same.

      • Anathema_Device

        Awww, love this. What a sweet note.

    • Candigirl1968

      You guys need a place (whether it’s in Press or something) that has all of the great links to your various articles and tv and web appearances. 

      That link almost makes up for the pictures, where John Mayer manages to douche things up in literally every shot.

    • FloTom

      Congrats on a complimentary article in the Phila Inquirer !

    • J Swanson

      Guys, loved the profile…and your kitty!