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Lady Gaga stares into our souls in 'ARTPOP' YouTube film

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“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,” Lady Gaga waxes meaningfully at the start of her new short film, An ARTPOP Film Starring Lady Gaga. Part commercial, part music video, and part fashion shoot, the film is directed, like much of her recent images and videography, by Dutch fashion photography duo Inez & Vindoodh.

In the clip, she dances, cries, rubs dirt on herself, whips her hair back and forth, and even makes out with her wig’s mannequin head. But Gaga spends most of the video staring straight at the camera, rocking every look from Blue Steel to Le Tigra.

The video also serves as a survey of the latest looks in Gaga’s arsenal, which includes everything from the Gilding Primal Instinct teeth cuff bracelet/grill to the long white dreadlocks previously rocked by the Merovingian’s henchmen in Matrix Reloaded.

Watch the two-minute, thirty-eight second music video film here:

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Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' earns the number one spot, Eminem holds on

All’s well that ends well, as they say: After a multi-platform promotional blitz, Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP is the number one album in the country this week. Billboard reports that Gaga’s new album sold about 258,000 copies in its first week of release, giving her the second chart-topping debut of her career.

As previously discussed, it’s a long way from the numbers she did with Born This Way back in 2011,though it still gives her the third biggest debut for a woman in 2013 behind Katy Perry’s Prism and Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz.

ARTPOP narrowly bested Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which sold 210,000 copies in its second week of release. Three other albums made their debuts in the top 10 this week: Now 48 (no. 3 with 114,000), the Beatles On Air: Live at the BBC Vol. 2 (no. 7, with 37,000), and Jhené Aiko’s Sail Out EP (no. 8 with 34,000). READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga will close New York's legendary Roseland Ballroom

No, she’s not some sort of evil developer looking to turn it into a parking lot in a terrible ’80s teen movie. Rather, Gaga—a born and bred New Yorker—will have the honor of sending the historic New York concert venue Roseland Ballroom to its Viking funeral with a series of shows.

Gaga will do a mini-residency at Roseland Ballroom on March 28, 30, 31 and April 2. Tickets for all the shows go on sale this Monday, November 25, at 10 AM Eastern.

Roseland Ballroom has been a staple of music performance in New York since the 1920s and will be closing its doors following the Gaga shows next year. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga’s new album ARTPOP will be debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 this week, though it’s limping there.

Why isn't Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' getting a sales boost from her 'SNL' appearance?

On Saturday night, Lady Gaga joined the relatively exclusive club of people who have served as both the host and musical guest in a single episode of Saturday Night Live.

Critically, she was a relative success, delivering a steady-if-unremarkable stream of sketch moments and sounding mostly excellent on the oft-tricky SNL music stage. The show was rewarded with its highest ratings of the season, and the estimated audience of between eight and nine million viewers is the highest since Justin Timberlake’s double-down episode back in March.

And yet Gaga’s new album ARTPOP is only third on iTunes’ download chart, trailing both Eminem and One Direction. And the two singles she performed on Saturday’s show are languishing on the singles chart—the R. Kelly-assisted “Do What U Want” sits outside the top 10 at 14, and “Gypsy” is all the way down at 72.

Under normal circumstances, an appearance on SNL tends to provide a healthy boost to an artist, especially one with a brand new album: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis saw their record sales jump up 83% in the week following their SNL performance earlier this year, Of Monsters & Men experienced a 74% increase, and Alabama Shakes rocketed from the 40s into the top 10 on the Billboard 200.

So where’s Gaga’s boost? It’s the latest in a series of negative developments surrounding the sales of ARTPOP. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga's Russian concert promoters fined for 'propaganda of homosexuality'

It’s not all self-effacing SNL appearances and surprise H&M appearances in GagaWorld. Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports that promoters who brought the pantsless diva to St. Petersburg in 2013 have been fined for violating the nation’s controversial anti-gay law, which bans the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors.”

Specifically, a court ruled, the concert organizers engaged in “propaganda of alcohol consumption and homosexuality,” which violates a Russian law about “protecti[ng] children from information that could harm their health or development.” The offenders were ordered to pay a fine of 20,000 rubles, or $615, on Nov. 14 when the court upheld a ruling passed in May.

The verdict comes nearly a year after Gaga’s performance — and about 15 months after St. Petersburg regional deputy Vitaly Milonov told the organizers to deny minors entry to the Gaga show. At least Gaga can take comfort in knowing she’s in good company; her sometime-rival Madonna came under similar fire during a St. Petersburg show in August 2012, when she voiced her support for the gay community. (A Russian court ultimately ruled in favor of the singer.)

Though the fine itself is nominal, The Hollywood Reporter notes that this ruling allows complaintant Nadezha Petrova — who alleged that her 13-year-old daughter “was exposed to an imitation of sexual intercourse between women and advocacy of alcohol consumption” during the Gaga show — to sue Gaga’s organizers in criminal court, possibly demanding millions of rubles in damages.

The organizers declared on Russian TV that they plan to appeal the decision.

Lady Gaga: I'm 'too beautiful' on the cover of 'Glamour'

At the Glamour Women of the Year awards Monday night, Lady Gaga bit the hand that, well, made her its most recent cover girl.

“The picture, which I’m very grateful for and very happy to be on this cover, I felt it was too beautiful,” she said of the cover shot. “I felt my skin looked too perfect, and my hair looked too soft. This is not usually how I dress or how I carry myself.”

Instead, she proposed another candidate: Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani education activist and also one of Glamour‘s honorees. “You’re so inspiring, so young and so brilliant,” Mother Monster told Yousafzai. “If I could forfeit my Glamour cover, I would give it to Malala.”

Gaga explained her rejection of the cover by saying that the image fails to empower women.

“I believe my true mission is to inspire young people to fight back against forces that make them feel like they’re not beautiful or important,” she said. “I do not look like this when I wake up in the morning.”

Lady Gaga wears a hover dress, performs 'ARTPOP' songs at Brooklyn artRAVE

At long last, we have arrived at the official release of Lady Gaga’s brand new album ARTPOP. And to celebrate, Gaga threw herself a party at a giant warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, on New York’s industrial waterfront.

Dubbed the artRAVE, Gaga’s fete featured performances of every track from the new album (she opened with “Aura,” that same way that ARTPOP does), the unveiling of new pieces by large-scale artist Jeff Koons ( including the massive sculpture that appears on ARTPOP‘s cover) and Marina Abromovic (previously seen staring down Jay Z and getting Gaga to traipse naked through the woods), and one of Gaga’s most spectacular entrances yet via a “flying dress” called “Volantis” that was essentially a wearable dirigible.

Check it out in action below.

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Lady Gaga talks auras, outer space, and her new app with SiriusXM: An on-the-scene report

Lady Gaga may not be a superhero, but she can seem that way to her fans — and she did little to discourage that idea today when about 30 people were invited to a special fan Q&A (it will be available to a much wider audience tonight on SiriusXM Hits 1).

Prior to her arrival, anticipation built: Would she enter via the elevator like a mere mortal? Would she beam down from the giant neon light in the ceiling? She eventually did arrive (through a door) — in elegant, superhero-esque cape sleeves, natch — and the room erupted in gasps. “She’s actually here!” an excited woman said from somewhere in the room.  Full disclosure: That woman may have been me.

During the interview, Lady Gaga was The Gaga we’ve come to expect — simultaneously goofy and over-the-top passionate. She discussed her album inspirations, collaborators like R. Kelly and The Muppets (“Kermit and I used to date!”), and couldn’t resist dancing a bit in her chair when “Bad Romance” blasted over the speakers. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga to become first artist to perform in outer space

Lady Gaga will reportedly will become the first artist to perform in outer space in 2015.

E! News confirmed this morning that the 27-year-old pop star is slated to perform in space as part of Zero G Colony, a three-day hi-tech music festival slated to take place at Spaceport America in New Mexico.

She will reportedly take off from the Spaceport aboard a Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two, and perform once the spacecraft reaches zero gravity.

Mother Monster herself has been more coy about confirming, issuing the following tweet: “Find out if the rumors are true 11.10 LIVE from ARTPOP’s album launch. Will #VirginGalactic + #ZeroGColony send Gaga to sing LIVE from space?”

The singer also sent out a separate tweet with the hashtag ‘GagaInSpace2015.’

Lady Gaga's ARTPOP now streaming on iTunes Radio

Surprise, internet! Gaga’s ARTPOP is now streaming live on iTunes radio.

The internet, as usual, is not actually completely surprised — but ARTPOP‘s official, sanctioned stream does come a full week ahead of its scheduled Nov. 11 street date.

To read EW writer Adam Markovitz’s take on the album (he likes it, with reservations) click here.

In other Gaga news, Showbiz411 reports that the singer has split with her longtime manager, Troy Carter, apparently over “creative differences.” Read the full piecefor more extensive bitchery and speculation here.

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