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Lady Gaga dresses crazy, eats paper, declares herself 'Batman' on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'

Lady Gaga‘s new album Born This Way has been out in the universe for a little over a day (see EW’s review), and her complete takeover of all media has already exceeded expectations. On Monday, she unleashed the album, dropped in on the ladies of The View, changed her clothes completely, and then sat down with David Letterman on CBS’ The Late Show.

Clad in little more than her underpants, a leather jacket and a Zorro mask, she talked about some notorious rumors about her (including whether or not she likes picking up hitchhikers), repeatedly expressed her excitement over the fresh release of her album, flirted with the host, and declared that she was Batman. Watch the full clip after the jump. It’s a long one, but it’s worth it.

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Gwyneth Paltrow raps N.W.A. song, hip-hop world doesn't implode as a result

The Graham Norton Show is an institution in the U.K.——a place where celebrities who share the couch with host Norton are often challenged to showing off hidden talents and revealing deeply personal facts about themselves.

Last week, Norton welcomed actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow to the show, and during a discussion of her musical tastes (which vary wildly, as we well know), Norton brought up that Paltrow is a huge fan of hip-hop.

That revelation isn’t so surprising, especially considering she counts the Carters as personal friends, but she upped the ante by dropping Ice Cube’s opening verse from N.W.A’s statement-of-purpose anthem “Gangsta Gangsta.”

Watch her lay it down, with backing track assistance from Geoffrey Rush and comedian Jason Byrne:

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Karmin cover Lil Wayne's '6 Foot 7 Foot': So what now? We ponder the viral duo's career options

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Remember a few weeks ago, when wide-eyed indie duo Karmin covered Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now”?

Bostonians Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan are back for an encore, this time taking a bite out of Lil Wayne’s comeback single “6 Foot 7 Foot.” It’s not quite as technically impressive as Heidemann’s lightning-fast delivery of the Busta Rhymes verse on “Look at Me Now,” but it’s still an impressive approximation of Weezy’s raspy, free-association delivery (and Noonan’s re-creation of the beat is also pretty mind-bending). Watch it after the jump.

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William Shatner reveals track list of his space-themed album and surprise guest stars -- Bootsy Collins and Brad Paisley are just the beginning

A lot of people talk Shat about Captain Kirk’s music career, but you have to give William credit for sticking to his guns (or in this case, phasers): he’s 80 years old, he stars on a CBS sitcom, he slashes travel prices, and he still finds time to pursue his much-maligned passion for music.

Bill Shatner just posted the track list to his upcoming Searching For Major Tom, a collection of space-themed cover songs that are supposedly heavy on the metal influences (so Saruman of him).

Yes, this means that after thirty-plus years, fans will finally hear a studio version of Shatner’s bizarre talk-sing take on Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” which he first performed at the Science Fiction Film Awards in the ’70s and has since become a so-bad-it’s-impossible-to-stop-watching YouTube favorite.

The list of covers promises the strangest collection of tunes The Shat has yet recorded—which is saying something, since this is a guy who recorded an album combining Shakespeare monologues with “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “Mr. Tambourine Man” in the ’60s. And some of his most interesting—and most well-known—musical co-stars. READ FULL STORY

Kanye West, 30 Seconds to Mars among new nominees for MTV OMAs -- EXCLUSIVE

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MTV already has the VMAs and its own movie awards, and now they’re going for the trifecta with the OMAs.

The O Music Awards (the “O” stands for … whatever you’d like it to stand for) celebrate the best in the digital music world and contain some delightfully off-kilter categories like Best NSFW Video and Favorite F— Yeah Tumblr.

Most of the nominations were announced last week (Lady Gaga and Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator lead all artists with three nominations each), but in the spirit of democracy, MTV left the door open for a handful of fan-voted nominations in several categories.

Kanye West has guaranteed himself an OMA, as his greatness on Twitter has necessitated the invention of an entirely new category honoring Best Tweet. Each of the five nominations belongs to West, including “I have decided to become the best rapper of all time! I put it on my things to do in this lifetime list!” and “Dating models I had to learn to like small dogs and cigarettes.”

West also picked up fan-voted nominations for Best Fan Forum (for kanyetothe.com) and for Best Animated GIF (for “Kanye Smile, Then Angry”).

Other benefactors of the fan nomination process include Trey Songz (Favorite F— Yeah Tumblr and Fan Army FTW), 30 Seconds to Mars (Best NSFW Video for “Hurricane”) and Adam Lambert (Must Follow Artist on Twitter). The awards will be handed out online on April 28.

Follow the jump for the complete list of nominees, with the new fan-approved additions in italics.

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Kelly Clarkson tears through a medley of hits on 'Ellen': Watch it here

Can you believe it’s been almost a decade since Kelly Clarkson beat out Justin Guarini to become the first American Idol? And can you believe there was a time when “Kelly or Justin?” was actually a valid question?

Still the all-time reigning Idol in terms of worldwide sales and vocal prowess, Clarkson performed a knockout medley of her hits yesterday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Although her upcoming fifth album has been held back until September, the Texas powerhouse wasn’t holding herself back when she ran through “Miss Independent,” “Walk Away,” and “Since U Been Gone” for a lucky Florida crowd. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga confronts Christian anti-gay protester; announces release date of 'Judas' single

Doesn’t it say “Let only he who is without sin picket a Lady Gaga concert” somewhere in the Bible?

In her latest YouTube video diary update, Gaga reveals footage of her arguing with a Christian fundamentalist protester outside of one of her shows. The picketer—who was doling out “get out of hell free” cards—was a bigot with a big gut who seemed to get quite a kick out of cutting off Gaga mid-sentence.

In the video, Gaga’s car rolls up to the lonely protester and she offers a friendly, “Hi, I’m Lady Gaga,” to which the man replies huffily, “So?”

You know what, guy? You are clearly spending hours of your free time lurking around her concert, which sort of undercuts the whole “So you’re Brad Pitt? That don’t impress me much” attitude.

Trying to meet him on some common ground, Gaga told the man, “I’m listening. You know we really believe in God at my show.” “Well, your pervert ways don’t quite equate to what God is all about,” the man spat out. “ When asked to clarify, he made what I’m sure he thought was a devastating, eloquent argument: “Yeah, the homo stuff.”

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LCD Soundsystem's final farewell at Madison Square Garden: Watch it here

If you were not amongst the thousands who were black and white and freaked all over for the last blowout night of New York dance-rock scene kings LCD Soundsystem’s Long Goodbye—or even if you were—it’s not too late to relive it.

From the opening notes of of 10 cc’s velveteen-rock classic “I’m Not In Love” (which I, in my all-black excitement, first mistook for Hall & Oates’ “She’s Gone”) and coverage of nearly all the “hits,” as it were (“Daft Punk Is Playing at My House,” “Get Innocuous!”, “Tribulations,” “Losing My Edge”) to an incendiary guest spot from singer/comedian Reggie Watts (on “45:33″), somewhat more demure appearances by members of Arcade Fire (“North American Scum”), and near-religious renditions of “Someone Great” and finale “New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down,” complete with a white-balloon weather system swirling down from Madison Square Garden’s cavernous ceiling, it was—in nearly every sense of the word—an epic undertaking.

Below, Pitchfork.tv has uploaded all three hours and 40-plus minutes of extended rave-out space-jam bonanza (minus openers Liquid Liquid). Go ahead and clear out a four-by-four foot space in your cubicle today, and, with the power of the skip button at your disposal, dance yrself clean: READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry's 'E.T.' video feat. Kanye West: Watch the bizarro sci-fi fest here!

Post-apocalyptic landscape, Kanye West floating in zero gravity, the kiss of a woman turning a robot into flesh-and-blood… it can only mean one thing: Katy Perry is officially in orbit for her “E.T.” music video.

This spacey, robotic jam might not have been an album highlight, but thanks to Kanye West’s verses concerning his commitment to alien sex, the song is currently a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as fodder for this awesomely bizzare sci-fi video, which impressively resists any obvious Spielberg references. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Billie Joe Armstrong and his pup sing Green Day: Watch the doggone cute video here

YouTube has a litter of ‘singing’ dog videos, but this might be the finest canine/celebrity musical crossbreeding yet.

From the leisure of their home, Billie Joe Armstrong and his dog Rocky perform “Last Night on Earth” from Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown. Needless to say, these two together give the tune a new LEASH on life.

Armstrong tickles the ivories while hiding under a hoodie, so the punk frontman’s Cockapoo (hmm, no puns there) truly takes center stage with his high-pitched but surprisingly melodic howling. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

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