Katy Perry admits to weeing in a bucket backstage

Tabloid tales: Perry's unladylike pre-stage rituals; plus Rihanna dumped by Nivea 'for being too sexy'

LAST UPDATED AT 11:35 ON Wed 8 Aug 2012

POP STAR Katy Perry has admitted that she gets so busy during tours that she has to wee in a bucket, reports The Sun. The 27-year-old revealed that she battles sickness and pain before she goes on stage to perform for her fans. Perry, who recently divorced comedian Russell Brand, says: "You walk on stage feeling like Mary Poppins but really you've just had your skin zipped, peed in a bucket and been dry-heaving over the trash can."

Rihanna has been dumped by Nivea for being "too raunchy, too sexy and mostly naked", claims the Daily Mirror. The skincare giant employed Rihanna for a multi-million-pound ad campaign last year but she has now been dropped. Stefan Heidenreich, the new head of Nivea's parent firm, Beiersdorf, said the singer was a "no go", adding: "I do not understand how Nivea can be brought into association with Rihanna. Nivea is a company which stands for trust, family and reliability."

James Corden has struck up an unlikely friendship with Vogue editor Anna Wintour and often turns to her for fashion advice, reports the Daily Express. Wintour, whose "chilly idiosyncrasies" have earned her the nickname 'Nuclear Wintour', has featured the Gavin and Stacey star in her magazine and even organised events in his honour since he moved to New York to star in One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway. Wintour says her pal Corden has quietened down after his "wild time" and can't wait to get married. "He's taking care of himself, lost all that weight and is totally in charge of his life," she gushed.

California weed shops are reportedly selling a strain of marijuana in honour of the fastest man on the planet Usain Bolt. "Well-informed, prescription-carrying" sources told TMZ that, since the Olympics began, multiple weed dispensaries in the Orange County area have been selling a new product called 'Usain Bolt OG'. The new strain apparently got its name because it is so "fast-hitting". Shops are also planning to release a new line of weed-filled baked goods inspired by the US judo fighter Nick Delpopolo, who was booted from the Games after he allegedly ate a hash brownie by accident.

A commuter boarding a Circle Line train at Edgware Road in London was shocked to come face to face with a tube-riding fox reports the Daily Mail. Stephen Ebert, 27, said the fox walked off the train. A student named Harriet also saw the animal resting on one of the seats. "It just hopped on the carriage and then jumped onto one of the seats, walked around a bit and then it got off," she explained. "I'm from Norfolk and I see foxes there all the time, but normally in the fields - not on trains."

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