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Wednesday
Mar062013

Lady Gaga's Idea of Post-Rehab Entertainment Is All Wet

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga recently underwent surgery to fix a tear in her hip that was so severe it forced her to cancel her entire Born This Way Ball tour.  And now, a British tabloid is claiming that while she's convalescing at home, the singer's come up with a unique way to distract herself. No, she's not going to Netflix all three seasons of Downton Abbey -- instead, she's watching fish.

The Sun reports that Gaga has dropped over $60,000 to purchase a huge fish tank setup, as well as 27 koi fish, shipped in from Japan, to swim around in it.  A source tells the paper, "Gaga said she’d had a dream about the fish so she had her team source some koi and set up a massive tank."

The whole story sounds pretty fishy to us.

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Wednesday
Feb132013

Lady Gaga Cancels Rest of Tour Dates, Diagnosed with Tear in Right Hip

ABC/ LOU ROCCO(NEW YORK) -- Bad news for Lady Gaga fans: she's been forced to cancel the rest of the dates of her Born This Way Ball tour due to injury.

Earlier this week, Gaga announced that she had to postpone shows in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, Ontario, because she was suffering from "severe inflammation of the joints" that was so painful that it rendered her unable to walk.

On Wednesday night, the tour's promoter, Live Nation Global Touring, announced that after additional tests "to review the severity of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip.  She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict downtime to recover. This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour so she can heal."

Ticket holders can get a refund at the point of purchase beginning Thursday.

Gaga had 21 scheduled dates remaining on the North American leg of her Born This Way Ball tour, through March 20.

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Thursday
Jan172013

Does Lady Gaga Want to Buy Neverland Ranch?

Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Coty Beauty UK(NEW YORK) -- Neverland Ranch was once owned by an eccentric pop star, Michael Jackson. Could it soon be owned by another eccentric pop star?

Britain’s The Sun is claiming that Lady Gaga wants to purchase a share of the California ranch. A source says, “Lady Gaga is obsessed with Michael.  She’s become good friends with his sister La Toya and would love more than anything else to restore Neverland to its original state.”

The source adds that Gaga would “love to help with the financial costs” of the ranch should it remain with the Jackson family long-term.

Neverland is currently owned by Jackson’s estate as well as Colony Capital, which saved the property from foreclosure in 2008, the year before the King of Pop died.

Michael left Neverland in 2005.

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Friday
Dec212012

Lady Gaga Sends Tickets to Baltimore School Shooting Victim

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(BALTIMORE) -- Lady Gaga has helped make Christmas extra-special for Daniel Borowy, a 17-year-old special education student critically injured in August in a shooting at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore.

A huge fan of the singer, Borowy came to Gaga’s attention thanks to the Lady Gaga Please Visit Daniel Facebook and Twitter campaigns started by his classmates and others.

Initially, Borowy’s friends hoped Gaga would pay a hospital visit but her schedule wouldn’t allow it.  However, this week, Borowy’s father Milton Borowy posted a message on Facebook that Gaga had sent his son a huge care package of “T shirts, CDs, a personally-autographed message to Danny, a picture and 2 tickets to her upcoming concert. (I believe they are front row).”

Admitting that it was difficult to announce his son’s good news in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings, Milton added that he was “waiting for an appropriate time to share this information and [felt] that maybe we need some good news.” More good news: Borowy returned to school in November and is doing fine.

Milton Borowy said he’s thankful for everyone’s help in getting the word out to Gaga’s camp.

“It is pretty cool that someone in [Lady Gaga's] position took the time to make a complete stranger happy,” he said.

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Monday
Dec102012

Lady Gaga to Join Rolling Stones for Dec. 15 NJ Concert

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- The Rolling Stones will be joined by Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, at this Saturday's 50 & Counting show at Newark, N.J.'s Prudential Arena. That's good news not only for ticket holders, but also for fans who'll be watching the final show of the Stones' current outing via pay-per-view.

The Stones will also be joined at the New Jersey show by Bruce Springsteen and The Black Keys. The Stones were joined at the London and Brooklyn, N.Y. concerts by guests including rock guitar legend Jeff Beck, Mary J. Blige, and Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, as well as by past Stones members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.

Dubbed One More Shot, the Dec.15 pay-per-view event kicks off at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.  Fans can get more info at RollingStones.com/watch.

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Wednesday
Nov282012

Lady Gaga Voted the "World's Best-Loved Eccentric"

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- When you think of oddball celebrities -- and there are many of them -- Lady Gaga quite probably comes to mind.  So it's no surprise that she tops a new British poll of the "World's Best-Loved Eccentrics."

According to IrishCentral.com, the survey -- conducted by the Nature Valley company to promote its new "Sweet & Nutty Bar" -- asked 2,000 people to name their favorite strange celebrity.  Gaga came in at #1, with others on the list including Ozzy Osbourne, Prince Phillip, Katy Perry's ex-husband Russell Brand, Johnny Depp, director Tim Burton, singer Bjork and actress Helena Bonham Carter.

A Nature Valley spokesperson said of the survey results, "British people tend to have a soft spot for anyone out of the norm -- anyone who doesn't conform to the ordinary. This is why celebrities such as Prince Philip, Lady Gaga and Russell Brand are close to our hearts. More often than not, eccentric attributes are harmless as they are often have the most brilliant personalities."

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Lady Gaga Pledges $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

James Devaney/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- When Hurricane Sandy hit the New York/New Jersey area, Native New Yorker Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter about how upset she was that she couldn't be with her friends and family to help them through this difficult time due to her touring commitments.  Now, she's come through with some big-time help: a $1 million donation to the Red Cross.

In a message on her LittleMonsters.com social networking site directed to "New York and the American Red Cross," Lady Gaga writes: "Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If it wasn't for NYC: the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today."

Gaga continues, "New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion" and finishes by asking New York and the Red Cross to accept her gift on behalf of her parents and her younger sister."  

"With our deepest gratitude, New York, for raising us," writes Gaga. "Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours."

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Tuesday
Oct232012

Lady Gaga’s Latest Twitter War

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- A South African rap-rave duo currently touring in the United States is gaining attention by engaging in a video war with Lady Gaga whom they find too conventional.

The band Die Antwoord recently released an outlandish Gaga-style video bashing the international pop star after she reportedly invited them to be her opening act on her upcoming tour in South Africa.

The video for the new single “Fatty Boom Boom” features a Gaga lookalike doing some sight-seeing in South Africa before being hijacked by gunmen, giving birth to a cricket, and eventually being eaten by a lion.  Before the video’s release, band members Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er told MTV they turned down Gaga’s request to tour with her.

“Our stuff is like f—— hardcore,”  said Ninja.  “It’s not like weak, superficial sh–. You know?”

Lady Gaga struck back on Twitter and Facebook pointing out Die Antwoord does not have a hit song while she has sold out concerts in South Africa.

“I fink you freaky but you don’t have a hit. Hundred thousand tickets sold in SA. #thatsmysh–t,” wrote Gaga.

The rap duo replied on Twitter, “Lady… even tho u r ‘larger’ than us… we still cooler than u.”

Now that the video has been released in the United States, the Cape Town artists are defending themselves against accusations the video was racist and insensitive to people with eating disorders.  Yo-Landi Vi$$er appears in the video painted black.  She told South Africa’s Die Burger newspaper, “We don’t even know what blackface is.”

Vi$$er also said Gaga fans allege “Fatty Boom Boom” is a reference to Gaga’s recent weight gain after admitting she has an eating disorder.  Vi$$er denied the accusation and claims the song was written before Gaga gained weight.

Die Antwoord’s current U.S. tour includes stops in New Orleans, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles.

Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform two stadium concerts in South Africa in November.

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Wednesday
Oct102012

Lady Gaga Honored by Yoko Ono for Her Humanitarian Efforts

Thorvaldur Orn Kristmundsson/AFP/GettyImages(REYKJAVIK, Iceland) -- Lady Gaga was in Iceland Tuesday being honored for her humanitarian efforts by John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, E! Online reports.

Ono presented the Mama Monster with the LennonOno Grant for Peace in appreciation for Gaga's support of victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 Japanese tsunami, as well as her efforts to promote tolerance.

Still, Gaga won't be keeping the grant's 50,000 prize. "I will be donating this grant to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and I will be working closely with them to ensure that the money goes specifically to those orphans and disadvantaged youth in America born with HIV or AIDS," Gaga said.

In accepting the award, Gaga said, “I dare you to be compassionate in a cynical age.”

Gaga shares the honor with the three imprisoned members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

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Tuesday
Oct092012

Lady Gaga Dresses as a Witch to Meet Wikileaks Founder

Alex Moss/FilmMagic(LONDON) -- File this under people you didn’t expect to break bread together: Lady Gaga visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London Monday and ate dinner with him there, according to the Telegraph.

Gaga promoted her new perfume Fame with a tea party at the nearby Harrods department store before going to the embassy. She wore a black dress and a pointed witch’s hat. According to the Telegraph, they spent five hours talking and Gaga left after midnight.

Assange, who is wanted in Sweden over alleged sex assaults on two women, has been at the Ecuadorian embassy since June and has claimed asylum.

Why did they meet? What did they talk about? It’s unclear. Representatives for the embassy and Gaga did not immediately respond to ABC News' requests for comment. But maybe this Sunday evening tweet from singer M.I.A. to Gaga has something to with it: “If ur at harrods today, come visit Assange at the Ecuador embassy across the st. im there. Ill bring TEA and CAKE.”

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