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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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Stacey Dash Defends Her Support of Mitt Romney

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Clueless actress Stacey Dash appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight Tuesday and told the CNN host that she recently endorsed Mitt Romney on Twitter because she wants the next four years to be different.

Dash came under attack on Twitter shortly after publicly supporting Romney on Oct. 7.  Most of the negative responses against the 46-year-old actress had to do with her race and gender.

“The fury, I really don’t understand the fury,” she told Morgan Tuesday night.  “I don’t understand it.  I don’t get it…I was shocked, saddened.  Not angry.  Saddened and really shocked.  But you know what, you can’t expect everyone to agree with you.”

Dash, who admitted she voted for Barack Obama in 2008, told Morgan she believed in Romney.

“I believe him…I watched him, the governor and his wife, on Meet The Press.…They spoke to me, they seemed authentic and genuine,” she said.

One negative tweet directed at Dash read, “You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing @MittRomney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot.”

After the negative backlash, Dash stood by her comment, tweeting, “My humble opinion… EVERYONE is entitled to one.”

Women’s rights activists Sandra Fluke, who is often a target of many conservative pundits, tweeted her support for Dash.

“So disappointed to see people attacking @REALStaceyDash for voicing her opinion. Disagree politically, but #racist attacks are unacceptable,” Fluke posted.

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"Clueless" Star Stacey Dash Takes Heat for Endorsing Romney

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Clueless star Stacey Dash has come under attack on Twitter after publicly endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

“Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future,” Dash tweeted on Sunday accompanied by a picture of her in a patriotic bathing suit.

“You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing @MittRomney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot,” one user tweeted.

After the negative backlash, Dash stood by her comment, tweeting, “My humble opinion… EVERYONE is entitled to one.”

Women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention, tweeted her support for Dash on Monday.

“So disappointed to see people attacking @REALStaceyDash for voicing her opinion. Disagree politically, but #racist attacks are unacceptable,” Fluke posted.

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Alison Pill of "The Newsroom" Accidently Tweets Topless Photo

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Alison Pill, a star in HBO’s The Newsroom, mistakenly tweeted a topless picture of herself to her more than 14,000 Twitter followers.

Pill, who plays a clumsy producer on the HBO series, immediately deleted the photo and tweeted, “Yep. That picture happened. Ugh. My tech issues have now reached new heights, apparently. How a deletion turned into a tweet… Apologies. ”

The photo showed the 26-year-old actress sprawled in bed with a grin on her face donning thick-framed glasses. Unfortunately for Pill, nothing is ever permanently deleted from the Internet.

Pill’s fiancée, actor Jay Baruchel, found the gaffe amusing tweeting, “My fiancee is an hilarious dork.” Later he tweeted, “Smartphones will get ya.”

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Samuel L. Jackson Causes Twitter Trouble with Isaac/GOP Tweet

Bobby Bank/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Samuel L. Jackson ruffled a few feathers on Twitter Monday when he commented on how the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., will avoid the worst of Tropical Storm Isaac.

The actor, referring to the possibility that the storm might hit New Orleans, wrote, "Unfair S***: GOP spared by Issac ! NOLA prolly F***ed Again! Not understanding God's plan!"

He was immediately inundated with uncomplimentary tweets from upset people.

Jackson later wrote, "Daayum! Poked a Hornets nest, hunh? Apologies to God, Tampa, da GOP& Isaac(sp)! Who played the Race card?!"

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Amanda Bynes Cleans Up Her Twitter Account

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Amanda Bynes did some house cleaning on her Twitter account Monday. 

The 26-year-old actress removed everything but her name, avatar and a link to her WhoSay page on her @AmandaBynes account.

Bynes stripped everything bare shortly after a report was published claiming she was involved in another hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles, although it remains unclear whether the two events are related. 

The Los Angeles Police Department is still investigating a car accident in which one woman allegedly rear-ended another woman’s vehicle, but police have not yet identified Bynes as being involved in the car accident.

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Ellen Page Gets Death Threats on Twitter

Gary Gershoff/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Authorities reportedly are investigating death threats that were sent via Twitter against Juno actress Ellen Page.

“I’m going to murder Ellen Page. She’s dead,” one message read, according to the gossip website TMZ.

“Ellen Page if you continue to date Alexander [Skarsgard] I will K-1-L-L you in public in the next year … Be it in a club, at a game, in a restaurant, or when you’re signing autographs,” read another, the site reports.

Page, 20, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Juno and who also starred in the movie Inception, was spotted with Skarsgard at a hockey game in Los Angeles last month. The actor stars in HBO’s True Blood.

TMZ claims the threatening messages were sent from two accounts and the Los Angeles Police Department has sent a search warrant to Twitter for information about the accounts.

The tweets reportedly have been removed.

Page has more than 300,000 followers on Twitter, where she describes herself as a “tiny Canadian.”

“The Internet makes it easier with YouTube, with Twitter, because these stalkers believe that the celebrities are actually talking directly to them,” Rhonda Saunders, a Los Angeles County assistant district attorney who specializes in stalking cases told ABC News.  “They think that they have a relationship.”

The LAPD said the messages coincided with a phone call to organizers of the L.A. Film Festival, where Page’s new movie, To Rome with Love premiered June 14, TMZ reported. Police said the caller promised to attend the festival and “kill Page.”

Page did not attend the movie’s premiere at the festival.

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Women’s Gymnastics Team Gets Tweeted by GaGa, Bieber

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) -- What’s the best way to get a music superstar to acknowledge your presence on Twitter?  Be a gold medal-winning Olympian.

After snagging the gold medal at the London Olympics Tuesday night, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team got messages of congratulations from both Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

It all started when team member Jordyn Wieber tweeted, “Now that we are OLYMPIC champions … Can we please meet @justinbieber??”  She included her team members’ Twitter handles in her tweet.

Next thing she knew, Bieber wrote back, “@jordyn_wieber u support me i support u. congrats… #DREAMBIG.”

She replied, “@justinbieber THANK YOU SO MUCH! #believe.”

Justin then tweeted to the entire team, "CONGRATS…on your GOLD MEDAL #BeliebersWinGOLD  #Proud.”

Later, Wieber tweeted, “That amazing moment when @justinbieber follows all of us.”

But it wasn’t just Bieber who got into the act -- Lady Gaga was watching too.  She tweeted, “Woohoo! Gold for the ladies! just want to squeeze them! So much talent and beauty. Did u seem [sic] all holding hands? There’s no 'I' in team.”

A member of the team, McKayla Maroney, tweeted Gaga back, saying, “This team loves you & your music!! I also heard you were a gymnast??”

Gaga responded, “You were brilliant give all the girls a kiss for me. And no I did gymnastics for like a weeks and then dropped out for ballet!” Maroney joked, “Your so amazing I bet you still have a shot at gymnastics! 2016 maybe.”

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Jackson Family Feud: Randy Jackson Says Katherine Jackson to Head Home

Lester Cohen/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Katherine Jackson, apparently struggling with bad health, is headed back to Los Angeles from Arizona after she was reported missing last week, her son Randy told ABC’s Good Morning America this morning, also denying reports of a physical altercation among family members.

"My mom is on her way back to Los Angeles," Jackson said. "It was under doctor's orders that she go [away from L.A.]. Her health was really bad, and he wanted her to go somewhere where she couldn't be on the phone, and be cut off from the outside world for a few days."

Katherine Jackson, the 82-year-old legal guardian of her late son Michael Jackson's three children -- Prince, Paris and Blanket -- was reported missing Saturday after her grandchildren hadn't heard from her in days. She was found "resting" with her daughter in Arizona. X17Online obtained a photo of Jackson smiling and playing Uno with family in Arizona.

Speaking by telephone, Randy Jackson this morning also raised questions about Michael Jackson's second will, and whether the executors of Michael Jackson's estate, John Blanca and John McLain, are telling the truth about when and where the pop star signed it.

Some of the Jackson siblings have called the will "fake" and want Blanca and McLain to step down.

"The question is on July 7, 2002, they swore under penalty of perjury that the will was signed by Michael Jackson in Los Angeles," he said on Good Morning America. But there is footage that shows on July 7 that my brother was in Harlem with Al Sharpton.

"He was there the day before and the day after. I want some answers. How come John Blanca and John McLain have not answered that question?" Randy Jackson asked. "Anything other than that is the estate using my mother, my nephews and nieces as pawns to protect their own financial greed and gain."

He also denied reports of physical altercations among family members, which include an unsubstantiated TMZ story that Janet Jackson slapped her niece, Paris Jackson, in the face Monday while trying to take away her cellphone.

"We started to film on our cellphones ... this has been sensationalized out of control," Randy Jackson said this morning. "There was no slapping, no calling of names. This is all meant to take attention from the question that has not been answered [about Michael Jackson's will]."

As for the Monday incident, Sandra Ribera, Katherine Jackson's attorney, said Randy, Jermaine and Janet Jackson showed up Monday, broke through a security gate and apparently tried to take Michael Jackson's kids away. No arrests were made after police arrived, but Ribera said the scene was "chaos."

Ribera, who on the scene Monday, believes the issue was about Paris Jackson's tweeting. Paris had been updating her Twitter account in the past few days, asking for help finding her missing grandmother. Ribera said the children did not know where their grandmother was.

Paris Jackson, 14, tweeted Tuesday, "9 days and counting ... so help me god i will make whoever did this pay."

Ribera said Tuesday that while the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department considered the case closed, she and Michael's children were "exhausting other options" to find Katherine Jackson, including seeking help from the FBI and local law enforcement in Arizona. She said Jackson is being preventing from contacting her grandchildren "by the people that she is staying with," but she declined to name anyone specifically.

There are a few different sides to the story, and Randy Jackson also gave his to the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC Tuesday. "We did go to the home, to let Paris and Prince know that they can visit with or talk to their grandma at any time," Jackson said.

Brother Marlon Jackson broke down into tears when he told The Insider he doesn't know where his mother was.

"We don't know where she is," attorney Ribera told ABC's Nightline Tuesday. "We know that she is in Arizona, allegedly, but we don't know where because law enforcement won't give us the address, because it is an ongoing investigation."

Moves were being made to secure the kids' access to their grandmother and appoint a temporary guardian -- most likely one of brother Tito Jackson's children -- while she was still out of the picture.

"All I can say is that efforts are being made as a result of what happened on Monday to make sure that the children are safe and well protected," Ribera said. "These kids love her. ...They want her home."

The drama has been building to a crescendo in recent weeks and it's not just about the children. Michael Jackson's estate is also being disputed by his siblings, who want the executors of his will to step down. The late King of Pop left his entire estate to his mother and three children.

In response to a letter from Michael Jackson's siblings, the Jackson estate put out a statement saying, "We are saddened that false and defamatory accusations grounded in stale Internet conspiracy theories are now being made by certain members of Michael's family whom he chose to leave out of his will. We are especially disheartened that they come at a time when remarkable progress has been made to secure the financial future of his children by turning around the estate's finances as well as during a time when so many of Michael's fans, old and new, are enjoying his artistry through exciting new projects."

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Chris Rock Upsets Some with Controversial Fourth of July Tweet

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Chris Rock’s July Fourth tweet has some people in a decidedly non-festive mood. On Wednesday, the comedian tweeted, “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.”

The backlash ignited faster than San Diego’s botched fireworks show. One follower told Rock, “No more of your movies anymore.” Others said Independence Day paved the way for abolition, and many fell back on four letter words.

Some of Rock’s famous friends came to his defense. The actor Don Cheadle tweeted, “Chris Rock was making a joke … If you don’t think it’s funny. ok. But keep it in perspective.”

In a statement to the Huffington Post, Elon James White, star of the web show This Week in Blackness, called the criticism “absolutely ridiculous.” “[P]art of being American, to me,” he added, “is that I have to acknowledge all the bulls**t that comes with it.”

Rock’s rep did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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