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.
Amy Winehouse's father would never allow a biopic to be made.
Mitch Winehouse has shot down ideas of a movie to be made about his late daughter - who died of alcohol poisoning in 2007 - but he would like a concert to be arranged in memory of the "Valerie" singer.
"I don't really want to do a biopic. A concert would be amazing, but it's actually getting it together with the [record label]. It sounds great in theory, but in practice it's not so easy. We are talking about it though," he said.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has vowed not to follow in the footsteps of the "Body And Soul" hitmaker - who died at the age of 27 - and is determined to curb her drug use and wild behaviour so she doesn't die young. "I want to live and I want my fans to live. I don't want them to torture themselves in the way I have. I want to show people that I will last past 27 and I will last longer, and so will you," she previously said.
Lady Gaga's ARTPOP album may have already dropped earlier this month, but the singer-turned-fashion adventuress is far from finishing promotional work for it, as evidenced by a new short film she released yesterday.
Simply titled "An ARTPOP Film Starring LADY GAGA," the video was directed by famed fashion photographers Inez and Vinoodh.
"This album is a celebration. My pain exploding in electronic music, it’s heavy but after I listen to it I feel happy again, I feel lighter," Gaga's voice narrates, followed by a slow-motion shot of her in a white veil and short, white dress walking towards the camera as she waves like a beauty queen as the lights flash on her imitating paparazzi cameras.
The rest of Gaga's looks (which you can see after the jump!) vary from one extreme to another as she's nude (her modesty covered by strategically-placed dirt and moss) resembling an earthy goddess one moment and then sporting a wig that obscures her face so much that all you can see is her exaggerated teeth grill (first seen when she walked the red carpet at this year's YouTube Awards).
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Madonna has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid musicians.
The 55-year-old singer is still the queen of pop according to the magazine, earning $125 million from June 2012 to May 2013 thanks to her sell-out MDMA Tour, miles ahead of her nearest rival Lady Gaga, who raked in $80 million. Rockers Bon Jovi and country singer Toby Keith were next, with Coldplay coming in fifth place.
Despite lackluster sales of her latest album, Madonna made her fortune from fans paying $100 a ticket to see her tour - which grossed $305 million - as well as from merchandise sales, a clothing line, fragrance and investments in companies like Vita Coco. This comes as little surprise, since Madonna had already been crowned the world's highest-earning celebrity by Forbes in August, with filmmaker Steven Spielberg, author E.L. James, radio personality Howard Stern and X Factor boss Simon Cowell rounding out the top five.
However, the magazine estimates Lady Gaga could easily top the highest-paid musicians list next year because her current earnings were affected by her hip injury, which forced her to cut her Born This Way Ball tour short. Had she completed the tour, she could potentially have made $200 million.
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