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Adele dominates Billboard Music Awards with 12 wins: See full list of winners here

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards were doled out last night during a live telecast from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas that was broadcast on ABC and hosted by the network’s Modern Family stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen.

Of course, much like the Grammys, just a fraction of the 46 awards were given out during the show, which — also like the Grammys — played more like a concert. Although she wasn’t in attendance at the show, Adele dominated with 12 awards, followed by LMFAO with six awards and Lil Wayne and Coldplay with four each.

The full list of 2012 Billboard Music Award winners is as follows:

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More protests stalk Lady Gaga tour in Asia

Scores of Christian youths in the Philippines chanted “Stop the Lady Gaga concerts” at a rally Friday calling for the pop diva’s shows here to be canceled despite assurances from authorities that they won’t allow nudity and lewd acts.

Sold-out crowds and angry protests followed Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Asian tour. Fans younger than 18 were banned from the Seoul concerts over complaints her lyrics and costumes were too sexually provocative, and she was denied a concert permit in Indonesia by police under pressure from Islamic hard-liners.

About 70 members of a group called Biblemode Youth Philippines rallied in front of the Pasay City Hall in metropolitan Manila. They said they were offended by Lady Gaga’s music and videos, in particular her song “Judas,” which they say mocks Jesus Christ. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga deemed too racy for Indonesia, denied permit to perform

Sad news for all the Little Monsters in Indonesia.

Conservative lawmakers and religious activists in the majority-Muslim country have forced Lady Gaga to cancel a sold-out June concert in Jakarta because “her sexy clothes and dance moves will corrupt young people,” the AP reports.

The scrapped Born This Way Ball was slated to be the biggest show of the Gaga’s Asian tour, filling all 52,000 seats in Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno stadium, but Indonesian police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar announced today that the pop star’s permit for the June 3 date was denied.
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Adele, LMFAO, and Rihanna lead Billboard Music Award finalists

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Fresh off their name-checks in the Time 100, Adele and Rihanna have more kudos to brag about. They’re leading the pack of Billboard Music Awards nominees, along with Lady Gaga, LMFAO, and Lil Wayne. Adele scored 18 nods — including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Artist — off the mega-sales of her album 21 and its lead single “Rolling in the Deep.” “Party Rockers” LMFAO will be in the house behind thanks to 17 nods. Rihanna could win up to 13 trophies, and Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne could be walking home with a lot of hardware, after netting 10 nods apiece. Usual suspects like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Nicki Minaj, and Bruno Mars are also among the pool of finalists. You can view the full list here.

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Did Katy Perry just take a dig at Beyonce? You be the judge

Don’t expect Katy Perry to pay tribute to Beyonce anytime soon. Though the singer just performed a cover of Kanye and Jay Z’s “N—s in Paris,” when it comes to Jay’s better half, she’s apparently got some reservations.

The same day Perry performed her rendition of the track during a visit to BBC Radio 1, she purportedly made a dig at Beyonce and Shakira’s 2007 hit “Beautiful Liar.” Perry let her feelings about the song slip while discussing a possible collaboration with Rihanna. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey launch Born This Way Foundation at Harvard

Lady Gaga is causing quite a sensation on Harvard University’s campus.

The singer is at the school for Wednesday’s launch of her Born This Way Foundation with Oprah Winfrey and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

She says in an interview with The Associated Press that the foundation’s goal is to empower youth and inspire bravery. The foundation shares a name with her album and she says its message will be for students to create a more loving environment at their schools and in the world.

About 100 students mobbed the singer as she arrived on campus in a sleek black dress, tall hat and platform shoes. She signed autographs and posed for photos.

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Lady Gaga before she was famous: See the shockingly normal photos
Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to launch this month, with the support of Oprah
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Lady Gaga before she was famous: See the shockingly normal photos

Credit: Malgorzata Saniewska

This may just be the most outrageous Lady Gaga look of them all: A stripped-down, gimmick-free Stefani Germanotta. CNN.com has previously unreleased pictures of the crusading pop star in her first photo shoot “Before she was Gaga.”

The photos of a then-19-year-old, which were reportedly taken at her parents apartment on the Upper East Side by Malgorzata Saniewska, a co-worker at the restaurant where she worked at the time, find the pre-Gaga Gaga doing her best Fabulous Baker Boys impression atop a piano in some shots and looking eerily like an early-day Amy Winehouse in others.
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Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation to launch this month, with the support of Oprah

Lady Gaga is taking the next step in her ongoing efforts to put an end to youth bullying: On Feb. 29, the chart-topping singer, alongside her mother Cynthia Germanotta, is launching the Born This Way Foundation at The Berkman Center at Harvard.

Through education, research, and advocacy efforts, the nonprofit foundation — which is in partnership with the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment, and The Berkman Center — is aimed at teaching anti-bullying and mentoring youths in building self-confidence. (The mission statement on the foundation’s website reads, “This way, towards bravery, where youth are empowered. This way, towards a acceptance where humanity is embraced. This way, towards love where individuality is encouraged.”)
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Madonna talks Lady Gaga, ‘Born This Way’ comparisons, and kissing Nicki Minaj -- VIDEO

Madonna has never shied away from expressing herself, and in a new interview for 20/20, she finally answers one of the zeitgeist-iest questions of early 2011 (Better late than never!): Was “Born This Way” a straight-up Madge rip-off?

According to reports, Madonna was at first complimentary to Gaga, praising her talent for both singing and songwriting. But you know the lady can never resist a good diva-off, and eventually she went in for the cold kill:

“There’s a lot of ways to look at it. I can’t really be annoyed by it …because, obviously, I’ve influenced her…. When I heard it ["Born This Way"] on the radio… I said that sounds very familiar.”

She then said that “Born This Way” felt “reductive,” and when asked if that was a good thing or a bad thing, Her Madgesty smiled, said “look it up,” and took a sip of her tea.

Considering that she famously likes the press about as much as she likes hydrangeas, the singer handled silly questions about her 24-year-old dancer boyfriend with aplomb: “Behind the curtain, I’m just like everybody else.”

Lady Gaga has previously praised Madonna, saying, “Madonna is a wonderful influence on me.” And Madonna, previously, has been kind right back, telling Graham Norton, “When I first saw her I was really impressed by her. She was cool.” Has the diva detente been shattered now?

You can check out a preview of the interview, where she also talks kissing Nicki Minaj, below: READ FULL STORY

President Obama, like Lady Gaga, is ‘Born This Way’: watch the supercut video here

Is President Obama secretly a Little Monster?

It certainly seems that way in this new fan video, by the same YouTube user who previously dubbed the leader of the free world singing “(Cheers) Drink to That.”

In this follow-up, the President goes Gaga: The vid features a clever mash-up of the President’s speeches, intercut so that he appears to be doing “Born This Way” karaoke that would make Lady Gaga proud.

A speech at the Human Rights Campaign where he says, “I’ve had some productive bilateral talks with your leader, Lady Gaga,” leads into the clip; he’s certainly got some moves (Ba-rocking back and forth!) but unfortunately, the President doesn’t actually sport the Monster claw.

The song cuts out before Gaga’s extended ‘love yourself’ rap, so those hoping to see the President vogueing to “Don’t be a drag/Just be a queen” will have to make their own full-length video — no, seriously, please make that happen.

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