Katy Perry Is Flirty And Feminine In A Floral Minidress As She Supports Boyfriend John Mayer At His Hollywood Bowl Concert

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Lions, giraffes, zebras and a host of African antelope could be living a year from now in new facilities that trainer Brian McMillan plans for his property along Houston Road adjacent to Phoenix city limits. McMillan and his wife, Victoria, in August bought a 41-acre parcel of farmland and are now renovating the century-old farmhouse on the property the first phase of his planned operation. “It’s going to be a year or so from now,” McMillan said in an interview from his current operation in Canyon Country, Calif. “Right now we’re just trying to get our house built.” McMillan has been an animal trainer for more than 30 years, according to his website. His credits include television shows such as “CSI: NY” and “Monk” and films such as “Into the Wild,” as well as an array of talk shows and television commercials. McMillan said his “Hollywood Animals” and “Walking with Lions” operations already do filming in Oregon, primarily in the Portland area, and he wants to expand that work in Oregon and Northern California. The couple settled on the Phoenix property as a base for filming here because they prefer the climate and the community, he said, but that they plan to keep his Southern California operation as well. Eventually, he plans to add pens and other facilities on the property before shipping seven lions, three giraffes, three zebras, two camels, two ostriches and six antelope north, according to his county planning application. “It’s a nice, big, beautiful piece of property with lots of space,” he said. “And we’ve always liked Oregon.” Before purchasing the land, which is zoned exclusively for farm use, McMillan asked the Jackson County Planning Department whether these exotic animals would fall under the land-use definition of “farm use.” The lions fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and would need a permit from that agency to be housed on the property, said Bruce Pokarney , spokesman for the state Department of Agriculture. The ostriches and camels already are exempt from wildlife laws because they are considered domesticated animals, said Rick Boatner , who handles exotic species issues for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The giraffes, zebras and the antelopes kudus, blackbucks and impalas are listed by the ODFW as “non-controlled animals” that can be kept, bred or sold here under limited restrictions, Boatner said. There are not even fencing requirements such as those for keeping bears or cougars, Boatner said.

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The 28-year-old singer looked pretty as a picture in a figure-hugging floral dress with Peter Pan-style collar as she headed in to watch the musical event. Katy finished off her ensemble with black tights and heeled black boots, highlighting her slim waist with a thin black belt around her middle. Flirty in floral: Katy Perry looked cute in a patterned minidress as she supported John Mayer at his Hollywood Bowl concert on Saturday night Feminine style: Katy looked cute in the outfit, but toughened up her look with black tights and heeled boots Adding to her feminine look, Katy left her raven hair in loose curls, completing the look with a cute barette. According to reports, Katy was joined at the concert by her parents Keith and Mary Hudson, who were no doubt thrilled to be able to enjoy their daughter’s love’s talent – following her former marriage to controversial comedian Russell Brand. Katy’s night out comes as she gears up for the release of her new album PRISM on October 18th. But in a recent interview, Katy revealed she thinks a natural progression for her will be leave behind the cheeky pop and dance tunes she’s famous for. Instead, the musician – who did release one self-titled LP under her real name Katy Hudson before becoming Katy Perry – plans to make an acoustic record in the style of Big Yellow Taxi songwriter Joni Mitchell. Keeping things simple: Katy opted for a bronze smoky eye and wore her raven hair in loose curls Belting it out: John Mayer seen here performing earlier in the week Speaking to Billboard, Katy said: ‘I’ll probably turn into more of a Joni Mitchell. As I inch towards my 30s, I think my fourth record will be more of an acoustic guitar album.’ Although PRISM will be similar in style to her previous releases, Katy insists all the tracks are about her life, with By The Grace of God chronicling the suicidal thoughts she had after her marriage to Russell ended in December 2011. She said: ‘I can only write autobiographically. I put all the evidence in the music.

Flirty in floral: Katy Perry looked cute in a patterned minidress as she supported John Mayer at his Hollywood Bowl concert on Saturday night

Goodyear’s new tire is the great unknown For just the second time this season Goodyear is using its new “zone tread” tire concept , which is constructed to be both durable and allow some drop-off in performance. Two-thirds of the tire has a softer compound that will increase grip, while the remaining inside third is harder and not susceptible to excessive wear. One of the reasons behind the development of this tire was to increase the amount of passing on intermediate-sized tracks. Thus far, the results are decidedly mixed. When this tire was used last month at Atlanta it received favorable reviews and the race itself featured plenty of passing. But Atlanta is an older multi-groove track and unlike Kansas, which has a fresh surface that is slick, lacks grip and has generally allowed drivers opportunities to pass. “I really give Goodyear a lot of credit for bringing this tire here and trying to give us something to lean on these smooth race tracks like this where they have to build a very durable tire,” Gordon said Friday. “We build a lot of shoulder heat in the tire because of the high speeds. When we say durable we mainly mean really rock hard. “So to put some softer compound in there to try to give the car a little bit more forgiveness and grip I love it. It worked really well at Atlanta.” But not everyone is as enthused as Gordon about the new tire this weekend.

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10 Chevrolet suffered significant damage in the accident that also collected David Reutimann. “I knew the start was going to be definitely hairy, but when you arrive at Turn 1 you are not going very fast yet,” Patrick said. “So, I still was off the throttle and I just had enough momentum to go to the middle and so I did and I don’t know why it came around. “Either I drove into hard or the air is just that challenging or we were a little loose. I don’t know. I didn’t even have my front bead blowers on yet just trying to build heat in the front tires.” Patrick was one of many drivers who found the 1.5-mile oval difficult. A new Goodyear tire combined with cold temperatures and a slick track with little grip led to a track-record 15 caution periods Sunday. Among those who encountered trouble was Kyle Busch, who was involved in two separate incidents . The last one as a result of contact with Carl Edwards and Brian Vickers and ended with Busch’s mangled Toyota suffering terminal damage. Patrick said she was “mentally prepared” for the difficult conditions and asked her spotter to help her through the opening laps. “I knew that going into the race based on practice and everything we’ve seen from practice in Cup to the Nationwide race, that losing grip was going to be not that hard to do,” she said. “If I did something wrong, I apologize to everybody on my team. It’s a shame.” Patrick placed last among 43rd drivers Sunday, and Kansas was the fifth time she has failed to finish a race due to an accident. Heading into next week’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Patrick is 28th in points with an average finish of 26.4.