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Katy Perry to host "Saturday Night Live"

Katy Perry arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards on Nov. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles. Getty Images

(CBS) Katy Perry will host "Saturday Night Live" for the first time on Dec. 10.

The pop star announced the news on Twitter, writing, "I'm SO excited 2 announce I'll be HOSTING Saturday Night Live Dec. 10!"

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Although she has never hosted "SNL" before, Perry is no stranger to the NBC series. She performed on the show last year and also took part in a sketch that mocked her controversial appearance on "Sesame Street."

The "Teenage Dream" singer has had other brushes with television. In February, Perry appeared on an episode of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" and she recently voiced a part in the "The Smurfs" movie.

She's having a busy week otherwise.

The American Music Awards honored the California native for becoming the first woman in history to have five No. 1 singles on the same album. The next day, she posted a photo of herself getting a new tattoo on her wrist, and on Wednesday, Perry will wrap her California Dreams tour with a free show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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