ABC/Randy Holmes(WASHINGTON) — Katy Perry took time out from her Prismatic tour Thursday evening to perform at a White House event that paid tribute to the Special Olympics.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted “A Celebration of Special Olympics and a Unified Generation” to mark the 46th anniversary of the Special Olympics.

“I love Katy Perry. She is just a wonderful person,” Obama said. “I’ve just met her mom and now I know why she is such a wonderful person, but I just want everybody to know she is on tour right now and so for her to take time out to do this is really special and so we really want to say thank you to her for doing this.”

A Special Olympian introduced Perry, who wore a floor-length blue sequined dress. She dedicated her first song, “Roar,” to “those who inspire me.” Her set list also included “Unconditionally.”

In addition to Perry, invited guests included elected officials, Special Olympians and a number of celebrities, including Stevie Wonder.

Perry resumes her Prismatic tour Friday in Boston.
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Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret(NEW YORK) — Orlando Bloom’s ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, is reportedly “embarrassed” by the altercation that took place between the actor and Justin Bieber in Ibiza, Spain on Wednesday morning.

A source tells E! News the 31-year-old supermodel is currently on vacation, and she would like to put all of the feuding and subsequent taunting on social media behind her.

The source explains, “Miranda is in Spain and Europe now and is vacationing with the family and relaxing.”

The source adds, “Miranda wants all of this behind her and she just wants to move on from this and go about her life. She is very embarrassed about everything that has gone on.”

Following Bloom and Bieber’s run-in, which allegedly occurred after Bieber made a rude comment about Kerr, the supermodel didn’t address the issue on social media. Instead, Kerr posted a photo on Instagram of herself walking with Flynn, her 3-year-old son with Bloom. She captioned the photo with a heart emoji.

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Buena Vista(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

Guardians of the Galaxy
– In Marvel’s latest film, Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt plays Earth-born space adventurer Peter Quill, who steals a powerful orb sought by the villainous Ronan. Peter must protect the orb — and the universe — with the help of a ragtag bunch of allies: Rocket Raccoon, the tree-like creature Groot, the green assassin Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer. Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly and Glenn Close are among the cast for the film, which is screening in 3D and in IMAX theaters. Rated PG-13.

Get On Up
— The drama from The Help director Tate Taylor tells the life story of James Brown. 42 actor Chadwick Boseman plays the late Godfather of Soul. Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd also star in the Mick Jagger-produced biopic. Rated PG-13.

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Universal(NEW YORK) — Chadwick Boseman, who was terrific as Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42, is even better as James Brown in Get On Up.

A sprawling biopic that took years to get made, director Tate Taylor guides Boseman and company back and forth throughout Brown’s life in what is a relentlessly entertaining, human portrayal of the Godfather of Soul.

It begins with a strung-out and used-up Brown in his hometown of Augusta, Georgia, where one of the most famous men in the world is agitated because someone utilized the bathroom in his storefront office, which is hosting a business seminar. Brown has become unhinged in, we find out later, what is a seminal moment in the latter part of his life — a life that began with an awful childhood in which his mother (Viola Davis) left him to fend for himself with his seemingly abusive father who, in turn, handed over young James to his aunt (Octavia Spencer), where he was raised in a brothel.

To nobody’s surprise, James is eventually arrested for stealing a three-piece suit from a car and is given a lengthy sentence at a juvenile detention center. Turns out it’s the best thing that ever happened to James, because this is where he meets Bobby Byrd (Nelsan Ellis), the lead singer of a gospel group who performed at the detention center. Byrd convinces his mother to take James in, and that’s when James Brown and the Famous Flames are born, and Brown begins his ascent to super-stardom.

Boseman’s performance as James Brown may very well define his career. It is, in no uncertain terms, Oscar-worthy. It helps that he has several dynamic scene partners, most notably the surprising Jill Scott, who plays his wife, DeeDee Brown, and the aforementioned Nelsan Ellis and Viola Davis. Special note needs to be made of Brandon Smith. As a young Little Richard, he has just two scenes in the movie but when he’s on screen with Boseman, it’s like watching a young Pacino and De Niro act together. These two young men are that good.

The performance pieces in Get On Up, whether at The Apollo, or in the bar where James meets Little Richard are, for the most part, engrossing and in some cases, mesmerizing. Overall, Get On Up does what great cinema is supposed to do: it’s transformative, it’s engaging, and even when it’s rendering James Brown’s ugliest moments, it is beautiful.

Four-and-a-half out of five stars.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Katy Perry has had some pretty high-profile romances with the likes of John Mayer and ex-husband Russell Brand.

But the pop singer, 29, said while she wants to have kids someday, she doesn’t need a man to make it happen. She can do that on her own.

“I don’t need a dude,” she told Rolling Stone for its cover story, out August 1.

She also cited couples like Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, who have twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace.

“I mean, Neil and David, their twins are beautiful,” she said. “It’s 2014! We are living in the future; we don’t need anything. I don’t think I’ll have to, but we’ll see. I’m not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn’t present himself.”

While she has babies on the brain, she won’t be having them anytime soon.

“I want to be doing that in the right time,” she said. “And that’s not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it’s in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 percent of my attention on it.”

Perry is still promoting her latest album Prism and said the rigors of the music industry aren’t conducive just yet for her to have kids.

“I don’t really want to take the child on tour. Not until, like, birth through five is over,” she added.

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ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were excited to start a family.

“It started [for us] around the same time, and I don’t think one of us wanted it any more than the other,” Pratt, who stars in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, told People recently.

“She would say, ‘How do you feel about that?’ and I would say, ‘…I’ve been kind of thinking about that too! I think that’d be cool. Let’s make that happen.'”

Then their son, Jack, was born nine weeks premature in August 2012, and the couple felt helpless.

“We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot,” Pratt, 35, said about the month Jack spent in intensive care.

“It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it,” the actor continued. “The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.”

Now, Jack is now approaching his second birthday and Pratt calls him “a fighter.”

“He’s amazing,” Pratt says, laughing. “He’s so open and there’s no fear in him no matter what.”

The proud father added, “He is so charming that my plan is to just let him take care of us as soon as he’s old enough.”

Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy, backed by ABC News’ parent company, Walt Disney, opens Friday.

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ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Not long ago, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were working on projects on two different continents: Pitt was shooting Fury in London while Jolie was directing Unbroken in Australia.

However, they still found a way of staying close.

“We decided to be of that time when we could imagine he was in the European theater and I was in the Pacific theater and we wrote handwritten letters to each other that were very connecting for us,” she told TV Week in Australia. “He was supportive from a distance and it was quite romantic in a way.”

To Jolie, 39, Unbroken was a project that was worth sacrificing proximity to her love for. Based on the life of World War II veteran Louis Zamperini, it depicts the man’s life from childhood, to his time in the Olympics, to the war and beyond. She even got to show a rough cut of the film to Zamperini before he died earlier this month.

“I brought him the film on my laptop in the hospital and it was amazing seeing someone at the end of their life watching their life unfold again, at the same time their body was shutting down,” she said. “He wanted me to make the movie to show something hopeful about the strength of the human spirit that can pull us through. He reminded me to have my surgery in the year that I did and he reminded me to appreciate every day of my life.”

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ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were excited to start a family.

“It started [for us] around the same time, and I don’t think one of us wanted it any more than the other,” Pratt, who stars in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, told People recently.

“She would say, ‘How do you feel about that?’ and I would say, ‘…I’ve been kind of thinking about that too! I think that’d be cool. Let’s make that happen.'”

Then their son, Jack, was born nine weeks premature in August 2012, and the couple felt helpless.

“We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot,” Pratt, 35, said about the month Jack spent in intensive care.

“It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it,” the actor continued. “The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.”

Now, Jack is now approaching his second birthday and Pratt calls him “a fighter.”

“He’s amazing,” Pratt says, laughing. “He’s so open and there’s no fear in him no matter what.”

The proud father added, “He is so charming that my plan is to just let him take care of us as soon as he’s old enough.”

Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy, backed by ABC News’ parent company, Walt Disney, opens Friday.

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Theo Wargo/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — In what looks like somewhat of a taunt, Justin Bieber took to Instagram Wednesday night to post a picture of Orlando Bloom looking emotional, or just rubbing his eye.

Nonetheless, in the picture, Bloom’s head is down and he’s rubbing his right eye like you would do if you were tearing up.

The post came hours after the two reportedly got into a fight in Ibiza, Spain, while both the Lord of the Rings actor and the “Baby” singer were at the same venue.

Video surfaced of Bloom, 37, taking a swing at Bieber, 20 — then people stepping in to break it up.

This is the second picture Bieber posted involving Bloom following the altercation. Early Wednesday morning, he posted and took down a picture of Bloom’s ex Miranda Kerr, who is reportedly the subject of the argument between the two celebrities.

In 2012, pictures surfaced of Bieber hanging out with Kerr, then Bloom’s wife. Whether the two were taking things further than just being in each other’s company was never confirmed by either Bieber or Kerr.

Bloom was also photographed with Bieber’s ex Selena Gomez this past April, while the two looked to be taking a smoking break during the night. As with Bieber and Kerr, nothing has ever been confirmed about Gomez and Bloom, other than they hung out.

As of Thursday afternoon, the picture had mixed responses from Bieber’s followers on Instagram, including some that asked the singer to take it down, while others defended him.

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Theo Wargo/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — In what looks like somewhat of a taunt, Justin Bieber took to Instagram Wednesday night to post a picture of Orlando Bloom looking emotional, or just rubbing his eye.

Nonetheless, in the picture, Bloom’s head is down and he’s rubbing his right eye like you would do if you were tearing up.

The post came hours after the two reportedly got into a fight in Ibiza, Spain, while both the Lord of the Rings actor and the “Baby” singer were at the same venue.

Video surfaced of Bloom, 37, taking a swing at Bieber, 20 — then people stepping in to break it up.

This is the second picture Bieber posted involving Bloom following the altercation. Early Wednesday morning, he posted and took down a picture of Bloom’s ex Miranda Kerr, who is reportedly the subject of the argument between the two celebrities.

In 2012, pictures surfaced of Bieber hanging out with Kerr, then Bloom’s wife. Whether the two were taking things further than just being in each other’s company was never confirmed by either Bieber or Kerr.

Bloom was also photographed with Bieber’s ex Selena Gomez this past April, while the two looked to be taking a smoking break during the night. As with Bieber and Kerr, nothing has ever been confirmed about Gomez and Bloom, other than they hung out.

As of Thursday afternoon, the picture had mixed responses from Bieber’s followers on Instagram, including some that asked the singer to take it down, while others defended him.

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