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Lady Gaga responds to Howard Stern's suggestion that she was sexually abused

There are certain things you probably don’t want to be asked on Howard Stern’s radio show. “I feel like you were raped by someone?” is one of them—but Lady Gaga didn’t hesitate to discuss her past, albeit vaguely, with the host when he posed the question.

Gaga was talking about her song “Swine”—one she says is about rape and demoralization—when Stern said it seemed like Gaga was hinting she had been sexually abused. “I think that’s what you’re saying,” he said. Although Gaga never flat-out said she was sexually abused, she did go into detail about the things she felt over the years and where she is now.

“I went through some horrific things that I’m able to laugh now because I’ve gone through a lot of mental and physical therapy, and emotional therapy, to heal over the years,” she told Stern. “I was a shell of my former self at one point. I was not myself.” READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga to stream final concert of 'Artpop' tour on Yahoo


Anyone with an internet connection will be able to make it to Lady Gaga’s final show of her Artpop tour: The concert will be streaming on Yahoo Live Nov. 24.

Gaga kicked off the tour in May and since then has performed in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe—and somehow made time to promote her duets album with Tony Bennett that came out in September.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett announce their album release, debut a duet


Usually it’s Lady Gaga’s modernist tendencies that grab headlines, but the pop singer is back in the news today thanks to a studio recording of “Anything Goes” with Grammy-winning jazz singer Tony Bennett.


Lady Gaga's unreleased 'Do What U Want' video leaks


Last October, Lady Gaga’s duet with R. Kelly, “Do What U Want,” was released as Artpop‘s second single. The track began receiving the full promotional push, including a live performance alongside Kelly on Saturday Night Live. But in mid-December, the Village Voice published an interview with veteran Chicago music journalist Jim DeRogatis that assembled 15 years of research into allegations of Kelly’s history of assaulting young women into a damning portrait of a sexual predator.

Wisely, Gaga and Interscope stopped the single campaign almost immediately, and a video for the song that had already been shot was shelved. But on Thursday, TMZ posted a 33-second clip of the “Do What U Want” video, and it’s clear why Gaga’s camp wanted to keep it under wraps.

Riffing on Gaga’s hip surgery last year, the video opens with her on an operating table being felt up by Kelly, who then sedates her and messes around with her unconscious body with help from a team of scantily clad nurses. In another sequence Richardson’s shown taking photos of a nude Gaga simulating sexual acts on a pile of tabloids. A source who spoke to Page Six about the video calls it “literally an ad for rape.”

This week, the video’s director, Terry Richardson, has been in the news for his own history of alleged sexual assault. Rumors that Richardson routinely made unwanted advances toward his models, along with accusations from models who claim that he pressured them into sexual activity, have been swirling around the fashion world and blogosphere for years, and a profile in the current issue of New York magazine, while largely sympathetic to Richardson, has brought them to the attention of a much larger audience.

Gaga distanced herself from Kelly immediately following the Village Voice piece, and has kept away in the months since. Richardson has been a closer collaborator with her than Kelly was—he’s become something like her official photographer, and he’s published an entire book of photos he’s taken of her. Gaga was allegedly unaware of the claims that have been made against Richardson in the past.

Lady Gaga's 'Judas' not a rip-off, judge rules

In 2011, Chicago-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Francescatti sued Lady Gaga, alleging that Gaga’s hit “Judas” had ripped off her 1999 song “Juda.” Three years later, Judge Marvin E. Aspen found time to listen to the two songs and has tossed out the case.

“We conclude as a matter of law that the two songs are not substantially similar,” Aspen wrote in his ruling. “No reasonable trier of fact could find that Defendants copied protected expression in Francescatti’s song. The songs do not ‘share enough unique features to give rise to a breach of the duty not to copy another’s work.'”

The judge noted that the two songs have “four similar 16th notes” and similar names, but wrote that those similarities were not substantial enough to capture “the total concept and feel of the Francescatti song.” (Here’s a video comparing a part of “Juda” with “Judas.”)

Song copyright cases are usually settled out of court, as in the case of Avril Lavigne’s 2007 “Girlfriend.” Lavigne was sued for ripping off the 1979 song “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend,” but the case was settled in 2008 for an undisclosed amount. When these types of cases do make it to court, judges usually side with the party accused of plagiarism, according to Rolling Stone.


Lady Gaga postpones tour due to bronchitis

Lady Gaga delivered some sad news to little monsters in Seattle and Vancouver, Canada on Wednesday when the singer announced that she would have to postpone both tour stops on her artRAVE: The Artpop Ball tour due to bronchitis. Gaga took to Twitter to spread the news where she made light of the situation in the form of a Little Mermaid reference.

Lily Allen calls out Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Gaga and Lorde in 'Sheezus' video


Lily Allen’s at it again. In her new video for Sheezus, the never-not-opinionated Brit takes aim at reigning pop queens: Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and even sweet little Lorde. (Surprisingly she leaves T-Swift out of it.) READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga live at New York's Roseland Ballroom: Dispatches from the edge of glory


“Can you believe this place is 95 years old?” Lady Gaga asked the Sunday night crowd at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, prompting — what else? — shrieks of adoration from her devoted fans. “What an old bitch.”


Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' video resurrects Michael Jackson: Watch it here


A half-naked bird-woman, a resurrected Michael Jackson, synchronized swimmers, an open-heart LEGO Goatse, a pack of deified Bravolebrities — it’s official: We’ve got a Gaga video on our hands.

“G.U.Y. – An ARTPOP Film” debuted tonight on the singer’s VEVO channel, and it’s a whopper even by Gaga’s standards: 11 minutes and 46 seconds of unfettered camp-pop delirium that falls somewhere between a Cocteau movie and an episode of Watch What Happens Live, complete with (we couldn’t make this up if we tried) Andy Cohen as Zeus and the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a Greek chorus. READ FULL STORY

SXSW: Seven Things We Learned from Lady GaGa's Keynote Address

After Mother Monster was vomited on at Stubbs BBQ last night — for the show guys, it was all part of the show — she came to the SXSW keynote address wearing a full body tarp and dreadlocks that gave her a distinct Twins from The Matrix vibe.

The address wasn’t actually speech, but a Q&A session hosted by John Norris, the former MTV VJ who is now a producer for Fuse. Norris couldn’t help himself and dove right in with a barf joke: “You could’ve used that outfit last night, huh?” Thank you for saying what we were all thinking. (Although, I have to question his John Galliano armband. Pourquoi?) Lady Gaga seemed subdued, which is probably because she was feeling a little wrung out from all the mechanical bull/pig riding that she did last night. That really takes it out of you.

There were two overarching ideas that she kept circling back to in her answers and they might not be what you expected: 1) The music industry machine is ruining lives, but corporate sponsorships are, surprisingly, not. 2) Twitter is ruining lives. (This from a woman with 41 million followers.) The first point was a reaction to the flack that she’s gotten for showing up to SXSW–once upon a time, a festival for unknown artists–and playing under the massive corporate logo of Doritos, which underwrote her performance. The second point, well, let’s just say Gaga is competing with Anne Hathaway for the most cyber-haters.

So here are seven things we learned from Gaga’s keynote address: READ FULL STORY

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