London (ANI): Singer Katy Perry has signed on to star in a special
live action episode of the long running TV comedy 'The Simpsons".
The pop star was due to make a cameo appearance in the hit kids''
show 'Sesame Street" alongside beloved character Elmo later this
year, but the sketch was scrapped following complaints from parents
over her skimpy outfit.
Now Perry has found herself a role in the more adult 'The
Simpsons", in a Christmas episode, which will see the famous family
transformed into puppets. Perry will play herself in the unusual
live action sequence and lead the casts in a spoof rendition of
classic carol 'The 12 Days of Christmas".
'The Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean confirmed the news to
Entertainment Weekly magazine and poked fun at Perry's dismissal
from 'Sesame Street". "In the wake of Elmo's terrible betrayal, The
Simpsons puppets wish to announce they stand shoulder-to-shoulder
with Katy Perry," the Daily Star quoted him as saying.