Here’s some news for our readers who closely follow real-estate skirmishes with just a touch of the divine: Katy Perry has emerged triumphant in her war with some other California girls, i.e., the Los Angeles’ Sisters Of The Most Holy And Immaculate Heart Of The Blessed Virgin Mary. The Prism singer had been locked in a property dispute with the nuns who, depending on who you hear tell it, were either concerned about their split of the profits or a possible split from the prophets.
Perry purchased the property from Archbishop Jose Gomez some time last year, though the nuns were reportedly entertaining their own offer from restaurateur Dana Hollister because it was, after all, their convent/home. The nuns took exception with the convent’s midriff-baring new owner, either because a sale to Perry would have benefitted the archdiocese more than their order, or because they didn’t want someone who’d committed the cardinal sin of attempting to upstage a dancing shark (her lyrics and videos probably came into play, too).
The matter went to court, where two of the sisters argued that they believed they held the rights to the convent. But a judge has ruled in Perry’s favor, allowing her to set up residence in the Roman villa-style edifice. We suppose the nuns can take some comfort in the knowledge that the sinful singer has gotten herself to a nunnery, where she will almost certainly spend her time in quiet reflection and not, say, kissing girls.