Megan Smolenyak wrote an article entitled "10 Things You Didn't Know About Katy Perry's Family Tree." I normally am not very interested in the family trees of celebrities. However, a postscript written by Megan at the end of the article caught my eye.
Megan points out an online blog written to by someone purporting to be genealogist to the stars. The only problem is that the person seems to have lots of errors in her (his?) research and also that there's no one of this name in the state of California. Of course, she might be writing under a pseudonym, which is quite common and is usually legal. This "genealogist to the stars" sells celebrities' family trees for a fee and then offers gift cards for information she's unable to find on her own. The web site looks like a blend of Hollywood gossip and genealogy.
Is this a money-making scam? I honestly don't know, but I am suspicious. You decide. I suggest you read both sides of the story. Megan's article may be found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/megan-smolenyak-smolenyak/katy-perry_b_852334.html while the "Related to the Stars" blog is at http://relatedtothestars.com/
You can learn more about CousinCeCe, the "genealogist to the stars," by performing a Google search. Start at http://goo.gl/kfJqa