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Lady Gaga announced as first VMA performer, will play new 'ARTPOP' single

Everybody better strap on a comfortable pair of shoes (so the Alexander McQueen lobster claw is out), because the march toward Lady Gaga’s new album ARTPOP is on.

Though we still do not know the name of ARTPOP‘s first single, that will not stop Ms. Germanotta from performing the new track for the first time at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards on August 25. (The single itself will roll out on August 19.)

Gaga is no stranger to the VMA stage—she memorably bled out while singing “Paparazzi” at the 2009 show, and in 2011 she treated the world to several hours of Jo Calderone. What wacky stagecraft will she break out this time? And will Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the site of this year’s VMA show, ever be the same again? We’ll have to wait until August 25 to find out.

Lady Gaga is the first performer announced for this year’s show, and since the Moonmen themselves are relatively pointless (nobody in EW’s offices could remember that Rihanna won last year’s Video of the Year for “We Found Love”), the performances are the real draw. The rest will be rolled out shortly, but there are a handful of people they could book that would make perfect sense.  READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga announces 'ARTPOP' release date

Lady Gaga has been keeping a low profile since February while she’s been recovering a torn labrum in her hip, an injury that required surgery and forced her to cancel a number of tour dates. But she’s back, and she’s got some new stuff in store.

In a wordy Facebook post, Gaga announced that her new album ARTPOP will be out on November 11, with a single coming on August 19. Because it’s 2013, there will also be an interactive app that will do…something. It’s unclear, though it will be available on September 1, the same day ARTPOP is made available for pre-sale. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga recovering nicely from surgery, says manager

Lady Gaga’s manager says the pop star is “doing unbelievable” a month after she had hip surgery that caused her to cancel her U.S. tour.

Vincent Herbert said in an interview Tuesday the 26-year-old Grammy winner is “doing wonderful, doing great.”

Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, canceled her “Born This Way Ball” tour last month. She’d hurt herself while performing some time ago. READ FULL STORY

Injured Lady Gaga cancels entire tour

Lady Gaga has canceled the rest of her tour dates due to a hip injury.

Live Nation Global Touring said in a news release Wednesday that Lady Gaga has a tear in her right hip that will require surgery, followed by a recovery period.

The pop star’s website showed 21 dates through March 20 remaining on her Born This Way Ball tour schedule. Fans who have already bought tickets will receive a refund beginning Thursday.

Lady Gaga postponed four dates on Tuesday after experiencing difficulties Monday during her concert in Montreal. The singer’s show is high energy with non-stop dancing. She explained to fans on Twitter that she’d hurt herself while performing some time ago. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga postpones concerts due to injury

Lady Gaga says she’s “heartsick” to postpone four shows after sustaining an injury that’s left her unable to walk.

A Tuesday news release says performances set for Feb. 13-14 in Chicago, Feb. 16 in Detroit and Feb. 17 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, have been postponed due to a case of synovitis, a severe joint inflammation.

Gaga took to Twitter to explain, saying she injured herself during a performance some time ago and her condition has worsened, leaving her immobile following Monday’s concert in Montreal. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga brings Born This Way Ball to Los Angeles: On the scene

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The inaugural balls may have been the talk of Washington on Monday night, but it was Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Ball that brought the house down at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The pop diva/fashion icon/songstress put on a show that was closer to a Broadway revue than a rock concert, lasting nearly two and a half hours, complete with a goth sci-fi “storyline,” about a dozen costume changes, and a bevvy of tight-ab’ed, midriff-baring dancers.

While Gaga is still a force to be reckoned with – legions of devoted “little monsters” were dressed in all manner of Gaga-ness, from wigs in every color to sky-high heels – the show was not sold out, and the spectacle of Gaga wearing crazy costumes or preaching about LGBT rights, while admirable and fun to see, did not feel as shocking or momentous as it has on past tours. That said, she more than delivered on the promise of an over-the-top glitterfest. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber becomes most-followed person on Twitter

Miracles happen when you Beliebe.

As of today, Bieber has surpassed Lady Gaga as the most-followed individual on Twitter.  Currently, Bieber has 33,340,747 followers; Gaga, in the number two spot, has 33,334,564. But there’s no hard feelings from Mother Monster. The lady who was the first to pass 10, 20 and then 30 million followers tweeted at Bieber last week, “So proud of @justinbieber and all the Beliebers! I’m only happy to see your fans growing in size, you all deserve it! Monsters support you!”

As they say, with great power comes great responsibility. Here are just a couple of the things Bieber has recently put out there in the twitterverse: READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga wears gun bra in concert -- PHOTO

Lady Gaga’s choice of wardrobe is causing a stir — again.

The singer wore a top with guns coming out of her chest in concert last Friday. Gaga has done it before (most famously on the cover of Rolling Stone), but this is the first time she’s donned that look after the Newtown tragedy last month. (EW reached out to her rep, who did not return a request for comment.)

As EW previously reported, Sharon Osbourne — midway through a feud with Gaga regarding her daughter Kelly and bullying — asked on The Talk for Gaga to make different wardrobe choices. “Don’t wear guns, don’t allow your fans to use the word “guns” on your website, on your Twitter,” Osbourne said yesterday. “Don’t do it. Have it stopped. One word from her, they will stop.”

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Sharon Osbourne, guns, and Lady Gaga -- VIDEO

The feud has escalated.

What started out as a seemingly simple battle of celebrity words (Lady Gaga accused Kelly Osbourne of bullying, and Sharon Osbourne responded with a long Facebook post) took a turn Monday on The Talk. In the days since Osbourne wrote her response, she and her family have received threats of violence from Gaga’s fans. So Osbourne took to her talk show to address the Little Monsters and to ask Gaga to live up to the mission statement of her Born This Way Foundation.

“My opinion is, Gaga wants a kinder world. Don’t let your fans be so hideously damaging, hurtful, violent, spread violence on your website,” Osbourne said. Click past the jump to watch Osbourne’s impassioned plea.

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Lady Gaga hops onto documentary bandwagon with photographer Terry Richardson

Music docs: they’re so hot right now! Perhaps that’s why Lady Gaga gave all her Little Monsters a very special Christmas present yesterday by announcing that her “Cake” collaborator Terry Richardson is making a film documenting Gaga’s life, as well as “the creation of ARTPOP” — Gaga’s upcoming album — and the artist’s devoted fanbase.

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