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Rihanna Replaces Lady Gaga As Queen of Facebook

Rihanna has toppled Lady Gaga as the most popular woman on

The Poker Face hitmaker started the year (11) as the top living person on the social networking website – with only the late Michael Jacksongarnering more ‘likes’ from fans around the world.
Eminem surpassed Gaga’s feat in February (11) and, by March (11), he had stolen the crown from the King of Pop too – with more than 30 million votes.
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Lady Gaga is Best Paid Star Under 30

Lady Gaga has seen off competition from teenage pop star Justin Bieber to be named the world’s best paid young celebrity.

Gaga’s monster chart hits and her mammoth world tour have pushed the 25 year old to the top of Forbes magazine’s compilation of the Best Paid Celebrities Under 30, with estimated earnings of a staggering $90 million in the last year.
Bieber, 17, came second after pulling in a massive $53 million over the past 12 months, while country singer Taylor Swift, 21, was in fifth place with $45 million.
Other entries in the top 10 include Katy Perry ($44 million), Beyonce ($35 million) and Rihanna ($29 million).

Lady Gaga and Zynga Team Up to Celebrate New Album, Born This Way

Lady Gaga and Zynga today announced a partnership to launch the mega-artist’s new album Born This Way. Launching May 17, the first-of-its-kind program gives “little monsters” throughout the world a first listen to exclusive un-released songs from the upcoming album when they visit GagaVille, a uniquely designed neighboring farm in FarmVille (There will be unicorns and crystals. Enough said.). 

The full album also comes bundled as a free download with the purchase of a special Zynga $25 game card, available exclusively at Best Buy.

The program reaches across Zynga games and across platforms. 
Words With Friends, the popular mobile social game available iPhone, iPad, as well as Android devices, will feature a daily “Words with Gaga” contest, giving players a chance to win Gaga prizes including tickets to an upcoming concert and a signed copy of Born This Way.  Zynga is also rewarding players with limited edition Lady Gaga virtual items on for them to enjoy across the Zynga games they love to play.

“I want to celebrate and share 
Born This Way with my little monsters in a special way that’s never been done before,” said Lady Gaga. “Zynga has created a magical place in FarmVille where my fans can come play, and be the first to listen to the album.”

“We’re focused on creating cool new ways to entertain and surprise our players,” said Owen Van Natta, Zynga’s executive vice president of business. “Our partnership with Lady Gaga offers many new experiences: Exclusive access to music in-game, a mobile contest, a free album bundled with Zynga game card purchases and limited edition virtual items across ten Zynga games. We want to thank Lady Gaga for working with us on this truly great surprise.”

The program runs May 17 through May 26. Elements of the program include:

GagaVille in FarmVille, Exclusive Access to Music: Visit neighboring in-game farm – “GagaVille” – inspired by Lady Gaga’s unique style, featuring colorful crystals, magical unicorns, sheep on motorcycles, and if we can cram it in, some leather and glitter. Get exclusive access to un-released songs from “Born This Way” every day from May 17 through May 19 by completing quests and unlocking Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio player – that’s three never-before-heard songs. On May 20th, be the first to listen to a selection of songs from “Born This Way” before the album drops on May 23.

Lady Gaga To Mentor On ‘American Idol’

After having Haley Reinhart perform her as-yet-unreleased Born This Waytune “You and I” on “American Idol” this week, Lady Gaga will return the favor next Wednesday, when she drops in to serve as the latest superstar guest mentor on the show.

Like previous star advice givers and Sheryl Crow, Gaga happens to be in lead mentor Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Geffen A&M artist stable. The singer, whose album is out on May 23, will be dropping in on the highest-rated program on TV as the buzz is peaking on her just-releasedvideo for the song “Judas,” which premiered on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Gaga will add yet another accolade to her many high-water marks when she wraps her nearly two-year Monster Ball tour in Mexico City on Friday night (May 6). According to Billboard magazine, once the final monster claw has been tossed in the air in Mexico City, Gaga will have put the lid on the biggest ever tour by a debut headlining artist. Since launching in November 2009, the tour’s 200 shows have grossed $227.4 million while playing to 2.5 million people.

Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry And Other Celebrities Celebrate Osama Bin Laden’s Death

Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry have taken to their Twitter accounts to celebrate the news that terrorist Osama Bin Laden has been killed.

The news broke online earlier today, and US President Barack Obama confirmed that Bin Laden was dead in a live press conference.

Lady Gaga wrote on her Twitter account, “Just landed. Watching CNN, what a historical moment in the fight against hatred.”

Demi Lovato tweeted, “USA I love my country.. We made history today…. Wow….. #isupportthetroups… I don’t care who disagrees, I support the troops of the United States of America…. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!!!!!”

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian wrote, “Osama Bin Laden is dead!!! I can’t wait to hear President Obama’s announcement!!!”

Her sister Khloe added, “I loved our Presidents speech. May God bless us all!”

Joel Madden from Good Charlotte simply wrote, “America!!! F$CK YEAH!!!”, while his brother Benji encouraged Obama to sing at his press conference. He tweeted, “Yo @BarrackObama you should do a little song at This news conference to celebrate! What do u say sir? give the people a treat!”

Katy Perry wrote, “AMERICA F**K YEAH, HERE TO SAVE THE MOTHER FU**IN DAY YEAH! #necessaryusageoftheFbombday”, then added “..Does anyone else find it strange that this is announced on May Day… I am releaved in some ways, but have a feeling of uncertainty now.”

Hollywood actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger writes, “I’m proud of our men and women in uniform. Wherever you are, take a minute to say thank you to one of the brave heroes who serve our country.”

Actress Christina Applegate tweeted, “Let me try this one more time…my heart raced when I heard the news. the terror he caused us was epic.the lives lost, too many..”, while sociate Nicky Hilton added, “After 9 years, 8 months and 20 days justice is finally served. #binladenisdead.”

US President Barack Obama confirmed the news of Bin Laden’s death during a live press conference. Bin Laden was reportedly shot during a U.S.-led military mission earlier on Sunday and his body is currently in U.S. custody. DNA tests have confirmed his identity.

The Al-Qaeda leader, 54, is believed to have been the mastermind behind the tragedy of 9/11, when two airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the worst terrorist atrocities in the country’s history.


Lady Gaga: " I’m Like Perfectionist John Lennon

Pop singer Lady Gaga has likened herself to Beatles legend John Lennon – because she too is “perpetually unhappy” with her finished products.

The Bad Romance hitmaker admits she struggles with such strong bouts of perfectionism she finds it almost impossible to be satisfied with the final outcome of her songs – just like the late Beatles star.
She says, “I am perpetually unhappy with what I create. Even though I might tell you that (song) Edge Of Glory is a pop masterpiece, when it’s all said and finished there will be things I dread, and every time I listen to it I’ll hear them.

“In John Lennon’s (1980) Playboy (magazine) interview he talked about how he hated certain songs because of the way they were finished. And they might be my favourite songs, but Lennon couldn’t listen to them.
Born This Way

Billboard Announces Finalists For The 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Billboard released the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards today at a press conference in Las Vegas. The winners will be announced on “The 2011 Billboard Music Awards” telecast, airing live SUNDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET,PT) on the ABC Television Network. The awards show will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in partnership with Chevrolet, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). This is the first year that ABC will broadcast the event.
Rihanna takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award categories, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top 100 Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Digital Media Artist, Top Social Artist and Top Streaming Artist. Her collaboration with Eminem places “Love the Way You Lie” as a contender in six song categories. Eminem is a finalist in 16 award categories, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist Top Digital Media Artist and Top Rap Artist.
Lady Gaga follows with 12 categories, including three albums all competing for the award of Top Dance/Electronic Album — “The Fame,” “The Fame Monster” and “The Remix.” “The Fame” is also a finalist for Top Pop Album.
Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber are fan favorites, each a finalist in 11 categories and competing for Top New Artist and Top Male Artist. Other Top New Artist contenders are Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj and Taio Cruz, whose song “Dynamite” is up for five awards, including Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio) and Top Pop Song.
The Billboard Music Awards take a holistic look at artist performance based on key fan interactions with music—finalists and winners are determined by chart performance and social and streaming activity as chronicled in Billboard magazine and on during the eligibility period of February 28, 2010 through March 1, 2011. The 46 award categories are based on measures provided by our data partners, including sales data shared by Nielsen SoundScan, radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS, streaming data measured by Tubemogul and Nielsen BDS, social media consumption gauged by Next Big Sound and tour grosses tracked by Billboard Boxscore.

Lady Gaga Official Godmother To Elton John’s Son Zachary

Last week, Elton John got laughs on “Saturday Night Live” when he said that Lady Gaga was the godmother to his son Zachary. “For those of you concerned that we are unusual parents, don’t worry, it’s not like we are the only two people involved in the child’s life,” John said during his opening monologue.”His godmother is Lady Gaga … which is ironic, because I’ve always said that Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids. And Gaga loves Mars. She says Mars has good schools and great discos.”