Oh no, she didn’t


Damn, but Vegas looks good!


And that’s about the best thing I can say about Katy Perry’s newest video, “Waking Up in Vegas,” the latest risible Perry creation. The video hits all the usual suspects—Penn & Teller, the Palms ... yeah, there’s a quickie wedding with an Elvis minister. The whole thing has the sheen of a Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority spot, with limos, blackjack, craps, slot machines, the Fremont Street Experience, even a bowling alley all lovingly photographed. For those wondering, “What about poker?” don’t worry—Daniel Negreanu makes an appearance, too.

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This empty exercise in obviousness won’t teach anything new about Vegas, other than that it and the vacuous Perry seem made for each other.

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