Katy Perry in bikini rocks Hawaii holiday waves

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon riding of the pop-culture waves finds interesting interpretations of wetsuits, a band that used to be hot for its teacher, other things, and the mystery music video.

KATY FROLICS: She’s a little surfer girl; no Christmas sweaters here, per celeBUZZ, “This California girl wasn’t looking for snow on Christmas! Katy Perry, 27, joined her friends and family on the sandy shores of Hawaii on Christmas Day, grabbing some rays in a teeny (cleavage baring) bikini.”

MEANWHILE: As a public service, TheFABlife brings you 2011’s top 100 celebrity bikini pics. “We’ve ranked the top 10 hottest bikini clad ladies, and included another 90 wildly sexy bikini shots, in no particular order. Enjoy!”

CLASSIC: Well, maybe not. But this subhead to a really good Los Angeles Times piece definitely is classic, “Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Grandmaster Flash and Rage Against the Machine produced era-defining political songs in earlier decades. The '00s gave us Britney Spears.”

MIGHT AS WELL JUMP: Or run with the devil. Or rock the cradle. Or summon the ice cream man. Or travel to Panama. Per Rolling Stone, “Van Halen may still be cagey about whether they will release a new album on Interscope sometime in 2012, but they have announced plans to tour through the year with original frontman David Lee Roth.”{ }{ }

ON SECOND THOUGHT: This one’s bizarre, per toofab, “Sinead O'Connor abruptly ended her marriage to her fourth husband Barry Herridge ... after just 16 days. The couple wed on December 8 -- the Irish singer's 45th birthday. The news was announced on Sinead's website. "He is a wonderful man. I love him very much. I'm sorry I'm not a more regular woman," she posted.”

LENGENDARY ENGAGEMENT: Hope it lasts longer than 16 days, per the AP, “John Legend is no longer a bachelor: He's engaged. The singer's publicist said Tuesday that Legend proposed to his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, recently in the Maldives. No more details are being provided.”

INTERESTING: A glimpse inside the industry, per Deadline Hollywood, “Just a reminder that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences officially mails out its nominations ballots today to just under 6,000 voting members for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Those ballots have to be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers when the polls close on January 13th at 5 PM PT. Ballots received after that deadline will not be counted.”

PHIL’S ON THE MEND: Just the facts, per the AP, “Britain's Prince Philip returned to the royal family's country estate Tuesday, after a spell in the hospital undergoing treatment for a blocked coronary artery.”

NEED TO KNOW BASIS: And inasmuch that you need to know, “A source tells Us Weekly that (Prince) William and Kate (Middleton), both 29, will travel to Aberdeen, Scotland, and will stay at Birkhall, a 53,000 acre estate belonging to William's father, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall.”{ }

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip).