Katy Perry Is World's Highest-Paid Woman in Music + Join NASA's #JourneyToMars
• Katy Perry is the world's highest-paid woman in music for 2015. The "California Girls" singer knocked Taylor Swift off the top spot thanks to her Prismatic World Tour, which earned the star $135 million this year. Perry grossed more than $2 million per city over the course of 126 shows. Further cash flow came in via deals with Coty, Claire’s, and Covergirl. Perry told Forbes, “I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company.” Swift followed closely behind her with $80 million. — Forbes
• The women of the Supreme Court have been captured in a portrait that will hang in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. High-court female justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan, as well as retired Sandra Day O'Connor, are featured in the painting by artist Nelson Shanks. “The scale of this painting speaks to the grand accomplishments made by these four women and the example they set for future generations,” says museum director Kim Sajet. — Huffington Post
• Actor James Franco and his group Daddy have signed a record deal for a Smiths-inspired album. The tracks are based on poems the actor wrote about Smiths songs, and the band's original bassist, Andy Rourke, will feature on the LP. The album, titled Let Me Get What I Want in reference to The Smiths' 1984 song "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want," will be released in 2016 via Kobalt. — NME
• If you've ever dreamed of being an astronaut, then NASA's #JourneyToMars could be your chance. NASA has made an official call for applications to join its next class of astronaut candidates. There is more human spacecraft in development than ever before, and the news comes as NASA prepares for its journey to Mars. The agency will start accepting applications from December 14 through mid-February and announce successful candidates in 2017. — NASA
• Curly-haired women now have their own emoji. While we've been busy making fun clichés with the new iOS update, Dove's Love Your Curls campaign has launched a curly hair emoji and GIF keyboard to encourage women to embrace their natural curls. Instead of the usual sleek and straight styles, the Dove Love Your Curls emoji allow you to select skin tone, curl type, and hair length. This is a welcome addition to the lineup, considering one in three women in the U.S. have curly hair. The free download is available now on iTunes and Google Play. — Dove
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