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Katy Perry to host 'Saturday Night Live'

November 21, 2011 |  2:52 pm

Katy Perry
Katy Perry noted during her acceptance speech at Sunday night's American Music Awards that she's about to wrap up her 122-date California Dream tour. But that doesn't mean she's planning to take the rest of the winter off. She's returning to "Saturday Night Live" on Dec. 10, this time as host.

Last time Perry was on "SNL," on the 2010 season premiere, she was there as musical guest. But more notable was her cleavage-focused appearance on "Weekend Update," playing off the then white-hot (well, maybe lukewarm) controversy over her axed appearance on "Sesame Street" for being too cleavage-y.

A lot has happened to Perry since then. She got married to Russell Brand, made her acting debut (as Smurfette in "The Smurfs") and became the first female pop artist to have five No. 1 singles off one album, "Teenage Dream."

Therefore, the writers and performers of "Saturday Night Live" will no doubt give her A material and treat her as a multi-dimensional human being and superstar.

Or they'll just make a lot more jokes about her boobs.


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Photo: Katy Perry, right, accepts her American Music Award (and a little smooching) from presenter Heidi Klum. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images