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Ashton Kutcher, William Shatner, and Kim Kardashian preparing Los Angeles for 'Carmageddon'

From the evening of July 15 to the morning hours of July 17, ten crucial miles of the 405 Freeway, also known as the primary lifeline of the west side of Los Angeles, will shut down for construction. Aptly nicknamed “Carmageddon,” what should be a peaceful July weekend has already filled automobile-dependent Angelenos with major earthquake levels of anxiety.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa warned concerned citizens of the gravity of the situation, which will essentially paralyze the city. “If you think the 405 is gridlocked during the week, you haven’t seen anything yet,” he told the New York Times. “My message is to stay home. Or go on vacation. Walk. Go on a bike. But do not get in your car and go anywhere near the West Side. It’s going to be a mess.” Villaraigosa’s message is an important one, but alerting the citizens to an event of this magnitude is no task for local politicians or law enforcement. Instead, the Los Angeles Police Department has turned to the city’s most trusted source of information: celebrities. On their Twitter accounts.  READ FULL STORY

Tony Bennett still has it. Who else?

The casual music fan who watched this season’s American Idol finale and saw Tony Bennett, who turns 85 next month, dueting with Haley Reinhart knows Bennett is still going strong, but you can’t really appreciate how amazing he sounds until you see him live. I caught a show recently, and he’s the first singer to ever make me tear up twice in the same song (“Maybe This Time”). After 60 years in the business, his voice is still powerful and he’s made holding a mic into an art form — he knows precisely how the distance from his mouth will affect not only the volume but the mood. I love it when he drops the mic by his side and the sound is faint, intimate, and pure.  READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga's meat dress gets new expiration date at Hall of Fame

When I heard that Lady Gaga’s most famous dress was going to be showcased at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for its Women Who Rock exhibit, I had a slight beef. Didn’t the designer promise that the dress was destined to become jerky? More importantly, how has her meat dress possibly been preserved? She wore it to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2010. It didn’t exactly seem fresh then — and that was nine months ago! Has it been in the freezer since then? (I assume Gaga has a walk-in freezer closet, don’t you? The meat dress hangs right next to her Klondike Bar pajamas.)

I can’t imagine the Hall of Fame will keep the dress under glass for too long. The U.S.D.A. might take an interest after a few days. Where do you think the dress ultimately ends up? Back in Gaga’s cooler? EBay? Oooo, what if Meat Loaf purchased it? Would that kill irony once and for all?

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Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber are the best-paid stars under 30. Think of all the Ramen they could buy!

Ah, to be young. Youth is a wonderful and tumultuous time filled with exciting career prospects, rocky romances, and making millions of dollars from touring the world, singing, and wearing zany outfits. Okay, so not so much for most under 30-somethings. (In fact, for most under 30-somethings, take out that last part and just add in “Paying off student loans and sharing an apartment with roughly seven people.”) But, then again, Lady Gaga has never been like most under 30-somethings.

The seemingly unstoppable pop star, who is just 25 years old, tops this year’s Forbes list of the best-paid celebrities that are under the age of 30. Forbes estimates that, over the past year, Lady Gaga has earned upwards of $90 million, thanks largely in part to her massive touring schedule and record sales.

Still, Gaga, who rocketed up from No. 3 spot where she sat last year, isn’t the only one making me grateful Cribs isn’t still around to make me wonder where things all went terribly, terribly wrong for me. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga honored at fashion awards. What on Earth can she do next?

Everyone went gaga for Lady Gaga last night during the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards, where the eccentric singer picked up an honor for being the year’s top style icon.


New Jersey school employee tries to pass off Lady Gaga impersonator as the real deal

Hey, remember when Johnny Depp surprised a group of kids in London by showing up at their school in character as Captain Jack Sparrow? Well, this story is kind of the opposite of that one. A staff developer who works for Tenafly Elementary Schools in New Jersey is in hot water for promising kids an appearance by Lady Gaga herself — then delivering a Lady Gaga impersonator instead. READ FULL STORY

Bill O'Reilly has officially given Lady Gaga his seal of approval

Breaking: Papa Bear just might be a closet Little Monster. During the “Pinheads and Patriots” segment of last night’s O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly named Lady Gaga a patriot — apparently, he admired the way the singer chowed down on one of Dave Letterman’s note cards during her bizarre appearance on The Late Show. “I wish I had thought of that when I was on the Letterman program,” O’Reilly declared, looking amused. “I would have done that.” Watch the video below.


Lady Gaga visits 'The View,' talks plans to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Lady Gaga took a little time to enjoy The View today, stopping by to promote Born This Way with a half-hour interview with Barbara Walters and Co. And she pretty much made a headline every minute. Escorted by two men wearing shades, Gaga looked a little wobbly stepping onto The View’s set. Maybe those eight-inch boots had something to do with that. Today she continued her goth-take on I Dream of Jeannie, streaks of Cruella DeVil black in her blonde bob. Yeah, there were the usual platitudes — “I’m so grateful,” “I never dreamed I’d be here,” “the spirit of the audience inspires me” — but she also proved herself to be quick-witted, open-hearted, and endearingly self-deprecating.  She opened up more about the bullying she suffered at New York City’s Convent of the Sacred Heart (those Upper East Side mean girls made fun of her “big nose” and “buck teeth” and even threw her in a trash can, a moment she reinterpreted for her Rolling Stone shoot last June).  “When I was in school I wanted to wear a mask every day, but now I wear my mask, and I wear it proudly,” she said.

For the first time I can think of, Gaga also introduced her mother to the world. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga edges Oprah atop 'Forbes' Celebrity 100 list

Forbes placed the singer at the top of its Celebrity 100 list, which ranks the most powerful people in the entertainment business.

Let’s not quibble too much with Forbes‘ methodology, which credits celebs with the strongest web presence. In this case, they might be confusing simple popularity and crass self-promotion with real power, but let’s move on. Oprah, who earned $290 million in the last 12 months, ranked second, and Justin Bieber debuted on the list in the third spot. READ FULL STORY

In honor of Lady Gaga's FarmVille debut, we reimagine 10 classic videogames as if they starred Her Ladyship

Lady Gaga’s plan to release tracks from Born This Way on FarmVille starting today seems like a natural step in her digital evolution. Actually, it’s hard to believe she hasn’t gotten pixelated before now. Gaga and video games would be the perfect marriage of subject and medium. Think about it. In her genre-bending videos she’s like a customizable character — choose her clothes, hair, and makeup! — who always seems to be on some kind of hell-bent vendetta or machine-gun-toting quest. So to honor the launch of GagaVille, we pondered what would have happened if she had starred in ten classic videogames. What if Her Ladyship had played, say, Princess Peach in Super Mario 64? Or brought the Monster Ball to Liberty City? See our picks for games ripe for a Gaga makeover after the break and suggest your own.  READ FULL STORY

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