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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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Psy's anti-American song surfaced just in time for his performance for Obama: Watch it here

Man, Carly Rae Jepsen never gave us this much trouble.

As we noted last week, K-Pop sensation PSY got into some hot water when word broke out that he once rapped about “killing Yankees…slowly and painfully” in a years-old anti-American rap called “Dear America.” He promptly issued an apology for his role in the song, which CNN reports was originally written by a South Korean group called N.E.X.T.

But that didn’t stop the “Gangnam Style” star from showing up in our nation’s capital last night for the annual “Christmas in Washington” concert, despite the wishes of those who signed this invalid petition. With President Obama in attendance, a sequin-spangled Psy took the stage and wisely opted to played it safe by performing “Gangnam Style” for his prestigious audience.

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Grammy Nominations 2013: Your water cooler cheat sheet!

The Grammy nominations are in — and by now, we hope you’ve had time to do the following: Read the full list of major nominees, peruse Kyle Anderson’s take on the biggest snubs and surprises, and enjoy Scooter Braun’s Twitter tantrum.

But if all that’s not enough for you, we’ve cobbled together some interesting trends about this year’s crop of Grammy nominees — so even if you’re not a Grammys aficionado, you can pretend to be one around the office.

* The Best Album category this year is oddly rock-heavy With the notable exception of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange, the Best Album category is dominated by rock acts. But whereas the category (until very recently) used to feature the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, it’s now honoring a newer crop of rockers.

Or, as one of my co-workers put it, “It’s like the Grammy voters have replaced their old fogies with young fogies.” The inclusion of The Black Keys’ El Camino and Jack White’s Blunderbuss feels especially odd, since both of those acts’ previous albums were substantially better than those efforts. (Though the White Stripes’ excellent 2004 release Elephant did get a nod that year.) Add in Mumford & Sons’s Babel and fun.’s Some Nights, and you’ve got a very dude-ish, very guitar-heavy category. READ FULL STORY

Nicki Minaj to Barbara Walters: 'Am I not good enough for you to get my side, because I'm a little black girl that raps?'

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Nicki Minaj’s  E! special My Truth is certainly presenting one version of events. That’s the funny thing about truth, though: everyone’s is different.

In the second of her three-night special last night (which you can watch in full), Minaj gave her story about what is going on between herself, Mariah Carey and Barbara Walters. It all started a few months ago, when Carey told Walters that Minaj had threatened her. At the time, Carey, via Walters, said that she heard Minaj say, “If I had a gun, I would shoot the b***h,” referring to Carey. Walters then repeated on The View.

But in the new special, Minaj said that after Carey leveled the gun charge, Walters simply reported it and didn’t ask Minaj’s team for comment. “Am I not good enough for you [Walters] to get my side, because I’m a little black girl that raps?” she said, talking to her entourage. “Because if I was J. Lo, you would’ve called J. Lo’s camp. But are we not good enough for you Barbara?…I’m only good enough for you to tell people I’m ‘unpredictable,’ when you don’t f—–g know me?” READ FULL STORY

Ukrainian singer sues over 'Call Me Maybe'

Call me plagiarized?

That’s the claim behind Ukrainian pop star Aza’s lawsuit today. The singer accuses Carly Rae Jepsen of ripping off her tune “Hunky Santa” – which also features a “call me” call out – to create Jepsen’s blockbuster pop smash.

The claim seems to be a stretch at best. Aza told TMZ, who broke the story, “I’m shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on their song. They didn’t ask me for permission, they just took it. That’s why I filed this lawsuit.”

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One Direction release 'Little Things', still 'love' you even though you're fat and terrible

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One Direction dropped their new Ed Sheeran-penned single, “Little Things” — a followup to their hit “Live While We’re Young” and the second track released from the upcoming Take Me Home — this morning, and as expected, there’s nothing “little” about its online reaction.

Though the official lyric video has only been live for a few hours, it has already received over 127,000 likes and 55,000 comments on YouTube, and as young girls across the U.S. wake up today and check their Tumblrs, those metrics are only going to soar higher.

Because of that massive, adoring fanbase of occasionally irrational Directioners, I realize what I’m about to write might not be especially popular, but I’ve got to be honest: this song is kind of messed up.

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What's the best song on Taylor Swift's 'Red'?

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The great thing about the release week of a new Taylor Swift CD is that everyone — that includes mega-fans, “which famous ex-boyfriend is this one about?” decoders, and outright haters — wants to talk about it. That’s just how it works when you’re one of the biggest stars on the planet.

This fact is especially true for Red, Swift’s latest album, which dropped yesterday. The disc finds the pop-country vixen pushing her musical boundaries further than ever before, and it’s causing a ruckus in the industry. “Country radio has been a little taken aback by it because it is so obviously pop,” Scott Borchetta, the President of Big Machine Records, Swift’s label, tells EW. “[But] we haven’t’ been hiding behind what she’s been doing.” he says. “She wrote this record with Max Martin, and Shelback, and it’s a big pop record with some country leaning.”

“We’d be in the studio,” Borchetta remembers, “and I’d say, ‘This record wants to do more than what you’re doing to it, and she’d say, ‘What do you mean?’ and I’d say, ‘If it’s country, run toward it, if it’s pop, run toward it, if it’s rock, run toward it. You have artistic license to do your music. I want to encourage you to go to the edges.’”

And go to the edges she did. Red finds Swift flirting with U2-esque arena rock on “State of Grace,” dubstep on “I Knew You Were Trouble,” Katy Perry party-pop on “22,” handclap-happy piano celebration on “Stay Stay Stay,” and crooning alongside Brit Ed Sheeran on “Everything Has Changed.”

It’s a lot to digest on a first listen, but now that you’ve had a whole day to process Red, let’s talk about the songs that work and the ones that don’t: READ FULL STORY

Bruce Springsteen endorses Obama in online missive

No shocker here: Once again, Bruce Springsteen is pledging his support to President Barack Obama in this upcoming election.

The reliably Democratic Boss took to his official site to pen a letter making his political stance crystal clear. Long story short, he’s not Romney man.

“Right now, there is a choice going on in America, and I’m happy that we live in a country where we all participate in that process.” the New Jersey musician wrote in the post titled “A Message From Bruce.” “For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together.”

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Lil Wayne's ridiculous deposition video - Watch it here

First things first: Lil Wayne is a great rapper (at least, he used to be). What Lil Wayne is not, however, is compliant in a court of law.

A little background: In 2009, Wayne sued Quincy Jones III, son of music producer Quincy Jones (Michael Jackson’s Thriller), over a documentary called The Carter, (via Digital Spy). Now he’s filed a second lawsuit against Jones, claiming the film illegally used tunes from Tha Carter IV. Which brings us to the current debacle: Wayne’s deposition.

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Billie Joe Armstrong rants at the iHeartRadio festival: 'I'm not f--ing Justin Bieber'

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No one tells Green Day when they’re leaving the stage and gets away with it. (At least not without a few smashed guitars and a whole lot of expletives.)

While performing at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas on Friday night, punk rocker Billie Joe Armstrong threw a tantrum when a sign reading “1 minute” suggested that his band should wrap up their set.

Feeling like they were being cut short (it remains up for debate whether the band was, in fact, cut short, but some believe that Green Day’s set was lessened by 20 minutes after Usher’s ran over), Bille Joe launched into an all-out rant that’s all kinds of amazing to watch.

“You’re gonna give me one minute?!” he yelled, distraught, into the mic. “I’ve been around since f–ing nineteen eighty f–king eight, and you’re gonna give me one minute?! You’ve gotta be f–ing kidding me!”

“I’m not f–ing Justin Bieber, you motherf–ers!” he continued. “Let me show you what one f–ing minute f–ing means,” he said before smashing his guitar on the ground, flicking the bird to the powers that be, and storming off the stage.

Check out the whole thing in the video below:

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