RALPHIE REPORT: Mayer and Perry in ‘Paradise’

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First Posted: 7/15/2013

It is official: Katy Perry and John Mayer have penned a song together, and that track will appear on Mayer’s album “Paradise Valley.” The only question left unanswered for sure is: Will Perry’s vocals be featured on the single as well? My initial sources confirmed a version of the song with the “Teenage Dream” singer has in fact been recorded. But with Perry and Mayer under different record labels, there is no guarantee that financials for her cameo were worked out before the LP was sent to be mastered.

“The Ralphie Show” broke the exclusive on June 27: Mayer was finalizing his fourth studio album, and it was a possibility that a duet he recorded with his on-and-off girlfriend could make the cut. This isn’t exactly uncharted territory for the “Who Says” singer; 2009’s Battle Studies saw a Taylor Swift cameo on “Half Of My Heart.” But while Swift is noted as a featured artist, it is Mayer who receives the only writer’s credit for that song.

“Paradise Valley” is now slated for an Aug. 20 release according to its Amazon.com page. Under Perry’s catalog listing on the Warner/Chappell Music web site, she and Mayer are co-writers for “Who You Love.” Amazon places it as track six on the album, and snippets of the song can be heard in footage released by Mayer of himself in studio recording the project.


Michael Lohan will tell anyone willing to listen that former pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden has “fallen off the wagon.” Lindsay’s father claims he and Gooden were in rehab together, and that lately the baseball player won’t return his or anyone else’s calls.

“Doc” has appeared in the media since, flat-out refuting Lohan’s claims that he relapsed from his drug addiction.

“(He) makes his success on his daughter’s success or failure, and I just wish him the best and her the best,” Gooden told me at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., before playing in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game. “I have no comment at all for what he said because it’s not true.”

Gooden has not reached out directly to Lohan either since the headlines broke. He believes there’s no reason to.

Coincidentally enough, Gooden’s comments came right before a TMZ report that Lindsay is planning on moving back to New York City following her latest stint in rehab.

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