Lady Gaga Born This Way

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Lady Gaga Kills Indonesia Show Over Threats

Hardliners really, really objected to 'vulgar' Born This Way act

(Newser) - Lady Gaga may have sold 50,000 tickets to a concert in Indonesia, but the show will not go on after threats of violence finally forced the pop star to pull the plug, reports the BBC . Police had previously refused Gaga a permit , saying that threats from Islamic groups who... More »

Activists to Harvard: Give Degrees to Expelled Gays

Group wants students expelled by 'secret court' in 1920 recognized

(Newser) - In 1920, seven students were expelled from Harvard University because they were gay or thought to be gay—and now a group of students and faculty wants the school to award the seven with posthumous degrees. The group also wants Harvard to formally abolish its "secret court," the... More »

Madonna: Gaga Song Just a 'Redo' of Mine

It seems she agrees that 'Born This Way' copies 'Express Yourself'

(Newser) - No, it's not just you who thinks Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" sounds a lot like Madonna's "Express Yourself" : Madonna thinks so, too. The Daily Beast's Cheat Sheet has this little nugget from an upcoming Newsweek profile on the Material Girl: When she first... More »

Pawlenty a Fan of Gaga's Gay Anthem

Of all the songs to choose...

(Newser) - Not only is Tim Pawlenty a Lady Gaga fan ... he's a fan of her gay anthem , "Born This Way." In an interview picked up by Mediaite , the presidential hopeful (and "Little Monster"?) noted that "even though she’s a little unusual, 'Born this... More »

Gaga Lights Up Gay Rally in Rome

Singer tells Europride she's a 'child of diversity'

(Newser) - A gay-rights rally went a little gaga for Lady Gaga last night as the singer took the stage in a turquoise wig at Rome's ancient Circus Maximus, sang a few bars of "Born This Way," and advocated tolerance. The singer told the crowd she's often asked,... More »

Gaga Album Banned in Lebanon

Shipments of 'Born This Way' impounded: HuffPo

(Newser) - Lady Gaga's new album has had insane sales , but apparently not in Lebanon, the Sun reports. The Middle Eastern country banned Born This Way from its stores and impounded a shipment of the album. The government, which had already banned her song "Judas" from the radio, reportedly finds... More »

Amazon Lost How Much on 99-Cent Gaga Downloads?

More than $3 million, the 'New York Times' estimates

(Newser) - Lady Gaga sold a whopping 1.1 million copies of Born This Way in its first week, but 440,000 of those copies went for just 99 cents on . Amazon, however, did pay Gaga's distributor the full price of $8 to $9 per album—which means, the... More »

Lady Gaga Sells 1.1M Born This Way in First Week

Amazon deal helps album hit milestone

(Newser) - Lady Gaga's new album Born This Way has zoomed to mega-hit status with sales of 1.11 million copies in its first week, making it the hottest-selling debut for an album since 50 Cent's The Massacre in 2005, according to Billboard . Only 17 albums in the last 20... More »

Gaga Sells New Album for 99 Cents 'Born This Way' offer also includes Cloud storage

(Newser) - Happy Monday, Lady Gaga fans: Visit today and you can purchase the singer’s new album, Born This Way, for just 99 cents. Of course, that’s a digital download—not a physical CD—but it also includes 20GB of Amazon’s Cloud Drive storage, Mashable reports. But... More »

Hear New Gaga Tunes... Only on FarmVille

Singer's 'GagaVille' farm will release exclusive tracks

(Newser) - Gaga for Gaga? It’s time to start a virtual farm. Lady Gaga is releasing exclusive new tracks from her album via a special “GagaVille” estate in FarmVille, the AP reports. Players of the online game must accomplish certain tasks to hear one new song per day between May... More »

Lady Gaga Apologizes... in Rhyme?

'R-word' gaffe was an 'honest mistake'

(Newser) - Lady Gaga stirred up a bit of controversy when she used "the R-word" in a recent interview—but she tells Perez Hilton that "an honest mistake, requires honesty to make." Furthermore, she insists the gaffe was "furiously unintentional" and apologizes for "not speaking thoughtfully."... More »

Lady Gaga: Madonna Comparisons Are 'Retarded'

'Born This Way' was written by Gaga ... and God, she insists

(Newser) - So you thought Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" sounds like Madonna's "Express Yourself" ? Well, "that's retarded," Gaga shoots back in a recent interview, adding, "I am not stupid enough to put out a record and be that moronic." Oh No... More »

Target Lashes Lady Gaga in Gay Rights Flap

We have changed our ways, company insists

(Newser) - Target is blasting back at Lady Gaga who dumped a business deal with the discount retailer because she says the corporation didn't live up to promises to support the gay and lesbian community. "Target remains committed to the LGBT community as demonstrated by our contributions to LGBT organizations, our... More »

Gays Fed Up With Gaga's 'Pandering'

'Born This Way' the new gay anthem? Maybe not

(Newser) - Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" debuted to wildly enthusiastic reviews from the likes of Elton John and Perez Hilton, who see it as the new gay anthem—but other prominent gays are not so happy about it, writes Jacob Bernstein on the Daily Beast . Critiques ranged from the... More »

Lady Gaga's New Single Sounds Like...

...Madonna, say many, but critics still mostly impressed

(Newser) - Lady Gaga’s new single is here (click here to listen), and, shockingly, the Guardian notes, the throngs of people freaking out over it has not yet broken the Internet. Early reactions:
  • It sounds "a lot like Madonna’s 'Express Yourself,'" writes Michael Cragg for the Guardian . “
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