Like father, like daughter: Lady Gaga inherited her wild streak from her father. The "Edge of Glory" hitmaker - who famously dressed in a gown made of meat and once hatched out of an egg live on stage - explained her dad Joe hired a stripper to teach her the piano and used to enjoy al fresco romps with random women.
"He was having sex with girls under the boardwalk in New Jersey before he went to see Bruce Springsteen. He saw a lot of himself in me. My first piano teacher was a stripper. My dad told me later. I used to say to her, 'Why do you have such long nails?' She just said, 'Someday you'll understand why.'"
However, the 25-year-old singer credits her father with "kicking her ass" and helping her to stop using cocaine. "I was for sure addicted to coke. I got off it because my father called me out and kicked my ass. I didn't do it with people, I did it alone. But I regret every line I did," she said.
Bruce Springsteen has paid tribute to saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died aged 69 yesterday. The "Born to Run" hitmaker said the musician - who appeared in Bruce's E Street Band -would leave an "immeasurable" gap in his life and thanked him for the opportunity to work alongside him for the last 40 years.
"It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform our friends and fans that at 7pm tonight, Saturday, June 18, our beloved friend and bandmate, Clarence Clemons passed away. The cause was complications from his stroke of last Sunday, June 12. Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years," Bruce said in a statement on his website.
And to think that nothing could quite top Nicole Kidman's makeup mishap at last year's Nine premiere!
Performing an impromptu show in New York City last night, Lady Gaga showed up looking a little less than her usual fabulous self. Putting the dominatrix outfit aside (I wouldn't even know where to begin!), Gaga's eyebrows seem to have ran off while her tanning product ran amok across her face.
Perhaps someone should have bought her a mirror for Christmas? Hopefully she learns that she can always count on technology to be there for her surprise appearances!
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Stewart Rahr, a pharmaceutical billionaire, must have really been jonesing for a Lady Gaga tweet.
The mogul donated a whopping $500,000 to assist in AIDS research, thus ending the social networking ban many celebs took in order to raise money.
The Digital Death campaign has managed to get a lot of attention since it started on December 1 ... and from the right people, it seems. Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian and Elijah Wood were among the stars who digitally died for the cause.
Meanwhile, we're still alive and kicking on Twitter, so follow us for all the latest celebrity gossip.
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Imagine Glenn Beck, Jon Stewart, Mark Zuckerberg and LeBron James on the same list. Time magazine has named them all, along with many others, as their potential Person of the Year.
Stewart is nominated jointly with fellow Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert. Also on the list: the Unemployed American, Steve Jobs, Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Palin and President Barack Obama.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister of Turkey, is currently leading Time’s online nomination poll. In second place? Lady Gaga.
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Lady Gaga stunned drinkers at a pub - when she serenaded a pair of newlyweds. The eccentric star jumped up to perform an impromptu song for the happy couple after discovering they had just got married.
Ewan and Julie Searle were toasting their nuptials with beer and champagne at The Raven pub in Chiswick, west London, when the "Bad Romance" singer appeared at the bar. After hearing about the New Zealand couple's wedding, the 24-year-old singer insisted on someone finding a guitar and accompanying her with an acoustic version of the Rolling Stones' classic "Gimme Shelter."
"It was unbelievable. We were toasting our future by drinking champagne and beer with some guys we met in the hostel we were staying at. Then Lady Gaga, dressed in this fabulous cerise dress, came in with her entourage. She stood at the bar and ordered a drink for everyone," Julie said.
Lady Gaga has undergone a "spiritual" commitment ceremony with her boyfriend. The "Telephone" singer and Luc Carl reportedly professed their love for one another in an intimate moonlight service on the Greek island of Crete last week.
"It was their first step towards marriage. They both dressed up and said beautiful handwritten vows. They then exchanged rings in a spiritual service and drank shots before sitting down to a lovely private dinner at a tiny restaurant. They wanted to show that they are committed to each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together. They are still planning to marry, but that will come later when she has the time to plan a big Italian-style wedding," a source said.
Lady Gaga is known as "Lady DullDull" among her tour crew. The "Alejandro" singer is well-known for her outlandish stage outfits, but is said to prefer a more comfortable look when she is off-duty, opting for baseball caps and sweat pants.
"She gets all comfy in sweats and a baseball, then becomes the easygoing gal we jokingly call 'our den mom'. Another nickname we have for her is 'Lady DullDull', because she looks just like any one of us. And Stefani's sweet as a Jewish mom, always mediating and offering advice on the crew's dating problems, family issues, or whatever. She not only listens to everyone's problems, she gives really great advice on how to fix them," said a source.
In the past, the kooky star has revealed she thinks it's important to maintain her public persona at all times. "If I were to ever, God forbid, get hurt onstage and my fans were screaming outside of the hospital, waiting for me to come out, I'd come out as Gaga. I don't even drink water onstage in front of anybody, because I want them to focus on the fantasy of the music."
Pop singers Lady Gaga and Beyonce Knowles have been named in the top ten of the 2010 Forbes Most Powerful Women In The World list.
The pop stars - who collaborated on the single “Telephone” - came seventh and ninth, respectively, joining a host of political leaders including US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the poll. American First Lady Michelle Obama - the wife of US President Barack Obama - took the number one spot.
“The women on our list, through their respective realms of power and influence, are shaping many of the agenda setting conversations of our day. They have built companies and brands, sometimes by non-traditional means, and they have broken through gender barriers in areas of commerce, politics, sports and media and cultural zeitgeist, and thereby affecting the lives of millions, sometimes billions of people,” said publisher of ForbesWoman, Moira Forbes.
Other entertainers on the list include talk show hosts Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, who came third and tenth respectively. Check out the complete list after the jump!
Lady Gaga always requests an oxygen tank in her dressing room.
The “Bad Romance” singer demands the breathing aid in her concert rider and also insists it is vital her personal backstage area is stocked with honey, according to documents issued to venues hosting her concerts. According to gossip website HollywoodLife.com, the venue can also be in breach of contract if the star is not served dinner by 5pm and she has eats a different type of food every day of the week.
On Mondays, Gaga likes to have a barbecue night, while Tuesdays are set aside for Asian food and Mexican is the cuisine of choice on Wednesdays. Venues hosting the singer on Thursdays should serve her traditional American foods, while Friday is carving night. On Saturdays, she prefers a pasta bar and on Sundays she likes to sit down with a roast turkey dinner with all trimmings.
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