Lily Allen has called Lady Gaga a "martyr" for choosing "art" over commercial success.
The "Air Balloon" hitmaker has defended her fellow singer after she was criticized for her latest album ARTPOP being a relative flop, insisting she deserves credit for the risks she has taken.
"If she's not succeeding commercially because she's standing by what she does as art, then that's a f**king great thing. That's to be commended. That's what makes a martyr. There's nothing wrong with that," she told Rolling Stone.
Lily has had similar problems with her own music, and admitted she had to choose her singles carefully to make sure they were acceptable for radio play. "I would love 'Hard Out Here' to have been a single, but you can't have a song that has the word 'bitch' in it 72 times on the radio," she explained.
Akon claims his record label cut ties with Lady Gaga because her career is on the decline.
The "Senegalese" hitmaker, who initially signed Gaga to his Kon Live Distribution record label under Interscope in 2007, claims he "cashed out" on the Born This Way singer because he felt her career had hit a "peak."
In an interview with US DJ Sway on Sirius XM, he was asked if he was "still involved with the star," to which he responded, "Actually I cashed out. I got out while the gooding [sic] was hot. It's like a business, you build it to sell it. When I got it to the peak of where I felt it couldn't go nowhere, and there was nowhere left to go but down, I cashed out." He added, "In other words I sold my share and got out before it was too late."
During the earlier years Akon was involved in Gaga's first album The Fame and co-wrote her hit debut single "Just Dance."
Lady Gaga has unveiled the stage design for her upcoming artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour.
The 27-year-old star posted a photograph on Twitter of the detailed set, featuring transparent runways, which dancers will be able to use to perform beneath the "Applause" singer during the shows. "#LadyGagaTourStage The stage is lucite and you can just dance underneath the runways [sic]," Gaga tweeted. The main stage appears to have a space theme as a huge backdrop features a scene of moon and stars. The photograph also shows two performance areas which Gaga and her dancers can reach from the platforms and a white structure in the centre is similar to her ARTPOP album launch palette.
Lady Gaga has been refused a permit to perform in a giant vending machine.
The "Do What You Want" hitmaker was hoping to entertain fans at the annual South by Southwest festival (SXSW) held in Austin, Texas between March 7 - 16 on the Doritos Stage, which has been designed to look like a huge snack machine, but due to concerns over health and safety she's had to reconsider.
"Our conclusion was based primarily on public safety concerns ... We look at the size and capacity of the location covered by the permit being sought and how it fits with the anticipated attendance, based on event capacity and promotion. At the end of the day, it's a parking lot," said Don Pitts of Austin's Music And Entertainment division.
Gaga - real name Stefani Germanotta - is still set to play at the nine-day festival but has been urged to find a location with "the necessary permanent infrastructure" to support her performance.
It's about time!
A duet between Britney Spears and Lady Gaga may be in the works soon, a source close to the pop stars said: "It'll happen soon."
Gossip of the collaboration began when Lady Gaga attended one of Britney's Las Vegas shows, after which she posted a photo of the two of them on her Twitter, captioning it, "Me and Brit Brit. She looked so gorgeous, the show was so much fun, and her dad gave us THE BEST BBQ. It was a #MonsterParty!"
"During the song 'Till the World Ends,' Gaga walked to the pit and tossed Britney roses... Brit blew her a kiss!" an eyewitness at the concert noted.
Back in December, Britney expressed interest in getting together with Lady Gaga for a track: "I would do a duet with Lady Gaga. I think that would be a lot of fun. I think she's very different and interesting and intricate, and I like her as an artist."
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Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears' raunchy music videos have been banned from daytime television in France.
The country's broadcasting watchdog Conseil Superieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA) has ruled that channels can only show Miley's "Wrecking Ball" and Britney's "Work B***h" videos after a 10pm watershed.
According to CSA, the "Wrecking Ball" promo, which shows Miley swinging naked on a demolition ball and licking a sledge hammer is too sexually explicit. The "Work B***h" video, which shows Britney in bondage dress portrays "a sadomasochistic universe representing women in a way that risks shocking many viewers."
The watchdog said that some French TV channels were showing the videos in the daytime without parental guidance warnings, according to Sky News.
Lady Gaga is opening a Michael Jackson museum which will showcase $2 million worth of the legend's stuff.
The "Applause" hitmaker increased her collection of products which belonged to the late star - who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - in 2012 when she bought 55 items from an auction, and she takes good care of iconic memorabilia including the famous jacket which features in his 1983 hit "Thriller" and white Swarovski crystal encrusted glove which cost $194,000.
Gaga feels it's essential the late King of Pop of should be remembered and since she treasures her own tour clothes she felt uneasy when Michael's were sold and has spent millions to make sure they are well preserved: "I will put together a museum and put the money to a foundation he cares about. The reason I bought Michael's clothes was because my tour clothes mean more to me than anything, my awards, records. I believe they carry the energy and memories of the night. With Michael's clothes being sold when he was not here made me feel really uncomfortable, upset and I don't why. I take care of them - they are in the right temperature and are preserved. I have spent millions. I believe that the fans' energy gets stuck in the clothes. I wanted to preserve that for him."
Lady Gaga claims she's been "betrayed" by those closest to her.
The "Applause" hitmaker has hit out at "mismanagement" which left her without enough time to shoot a video for 'Do What U Want', her collaboration with R. Kelly from her latest album ARTPOP, and went on to suggest she was being overworked to make more money for other people.
Lindsay Lohan wants to reignite her music career.
\The 27-year-old actress, who released her debut album, Speak in December 2004, is interested in moving on from her pop past and spent some time experimenting with Electronic Dance Music (EDM) tracks in a recording studio in New York City last weekend.
A source told gossip website TMZ.com that Lindsay, who signed a recording contract with Casablanca Records, headed by Tommy Mottola in 2004, is eager to ink a new deal with a label but hasn't signed anything yet. The insider said that The Canyons star has also been in touch with her friends in the industry, including Lady Gaga and ex-boyfriend Max George from The Wanted, to ask them for advice and support.
R.Kelly says he met his match when he collaborated with Lady Gaga.
The R&B star, who worked with the pop star on the track "Do What U Want" from her latest album Artpop, has gushed about the singer after their raunchy performance at the American Music Awards this month. "I met my match when I met Lady Gaga. There's no doubt about it. She's very talented, she has a vision, she has a gift to the world. Then she has balls and she's not afraid to express herself. I don't think she does things to be controversial, she's just being herself," R.Kelly told The Sun newspaper.
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