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Pop diva Lady Gaga’s show in Indonesia has been cancelled, her promoters said Sunday after Islamic hardliners threatened “chaos” if she entered the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation.
“Lady Gaga’s management has considered the situation minute to minute, and with threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga’s side is calling off the concert,” Minola Sebayang, lawyer for promoters Big Daddy, told reporters.
“This is not only about Lady Gaga’s security, but extends to those who will be watching her,” he added.
Earlier this month Jakarta police refused approval for the show after the hardline Islamic Defenders Front threatened violence if Lady Gaga performed, calling her a “devil’s messenger” who wears only a “bra and panties” on stage.
The promoters had indicated that a deal was being hammered out to tone down the star’s racy show, but her own management vowed no compromise to appease religious conservatives or censors.
Big Daddy president director Michael Rusli said it was “unfortunate” that the show had to be called off.
“For the past few days we have communicated with the government and Lady Gaga’s side. The government has given support, but this is not about the permit,” he said. “The cancellation is really due to concerns over security.”
In just two weeks, Thai fans will finally get to see Lady Gaga in Bangkok as her “Born This Way Ball World Tour” rolls into the City of Smiles. The biggest concert Thailand will ever have seen is being held at Rajamangala Stadium and promises extravagant, bold and mesmerising elements that will take up to eight days to set up at a cost of a staggering Bt140 million.
“This is biggest concert we’ve ever put together, even bigger than Michael Jackson’s concert in 1993,” enthuses Neil Thompson, deputy managing director of BEC Tero Entertainment. “It’s taking three 747s and 20 sea containers to bring in all the production, staging, lighting, sound and video equipment.
Listen up, Little Monsters: Mother Monster has taken a vow to stay mum.
At least that’s what Lady Gaga tells Oprah Winfrey during her one-on-one interview with the media mogul for Oprah’s Next Chapter: Lady Gaga, which airs Sunday on OWN at 9/8c.
“Other than this interview, Oprah, I do not intend to speak to anyone for a very long time,” the pop superstar explains.
“The latest thing I do is I don’t read a damn thing,” she adds about limiting her media intake. “No press, no television, if my mom calls and says, ‘Did you hear about?’ I don’t want to know nothing about anything that is going on in relation to music. I shut it all off.”
The singer’s silent vow seems to fall in place with her appearance at the 2012 Grammy Awards Feb. 12. Rather than making headlines like in past years, the star, who didn’t present or take home any awards, skipped the red carpet and was shown sitting quietly in her seat.
In addition to her hiatus from press events, the 25-year-old (who is joined by her mom, Cynthia Germanotta, for part of the interview) talks about her future Little Monsters — not her fans, but kids of her own.
“I want kids, I want a soccer team,” she says about wanting a large family. “And I want a husband. Well, I’m being superfluous. I don’t want to have one kid. I want to have a few.”
Of course, Lady Gaga will still flex her vocal chords on her upcoming “Born This Way Ball Tour,” which kicks off April 27 in Seoul, South Korea. The 26-show tour will make stops throughout Asia and Australia. It wraps up its international leg in July, and U.S. dates are expected to be announced at a later date.
Oprah travels to New York for an exclusive look inside the apartment Lady Gaga grew up in and still calls home. For the first time ever, Gaga’s mother, Cynthia, breaks her silence on what it’s like to be the mom of the world’s most famous pop star. Tune in for the two-hour event Sunday, March 18, at 9/8c—only on OWN!
Sneak Preview: Oprah Interviews Lady Gaga and Her Mother
The Material Girl isn’t totally smitten with her successor.
In an interview with the upcoming issue of Newsweek (as excerpted by the Daily Beast), Madonna slams Lady Gaga’s 2011 single “Born This Way” for its similarities to her 1989 hit “Express Yourself.”
“I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song ["Express Yourself"],” she tells the mag. “I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was… interesting.”
Madonna, 53, isn’t the first to question the originality of Gaga’s hit song. In April, NME asked the 25-year-old pop star if she thought “Born this Way” was a knockoff of Madonna’s song, and she was outraged. “I’m a songwriter. I’ve written loads of music,” she fumed. “Why would I try to put out a song and think I’m getting one over on everybody?”
She raged on: “What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about… If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I’m the first f***ing artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means that I‚m f***ing smart. Sorry.”
Gaga and Madonna, however, claim to be fans of each other’s work. In 2009, the duo even participated in a Saturday Night Live sketch together.
Lady GaGa is allegedly planning to move in with her current beau, Vampire Diaries actor Taylor Kinney.
According to The Sun, Kinney – who starred alongside GaGa in her You And I video – has agreed to live with the Marry The Night singer, with the pair viewing homes in New York.
A source revealed: “They’ve been looking for two places – one near his parents in Pennsylvania and one in the Big Apple.”
Last week, Lady G and Taylor were pictured walking arm-in-arm with each other in California playing online bingo, fuelling reports that they are an item after hooking up on set last July.
Kinney’s ex-girlfriend Brittany Sackett has since accused the eccentric superstar of pinching her man, telling Heat magazine that GaGa did her “a favour” after he apparently cheated on her with the Poker Face hitmaker.
Born This Way Tour Tickets. In a series of just-released photos taken December 11, the 25-year-old songstress is finally acknowledging her romance with Vampire Diaries star Taylor Kinney.
Clad in a black mini dress and lace-up stiletto boots, the singer — who first met Kinney on the set of her “You and I” music video when he starred as her love interest and makeout partner — casually slung her arm over her boyfriend’s shoulder as they strolled along a California beach.
While the pair sure appear cozy in the new pics, a source close to Gaga tells Us Weekly they’re not super serious.
“They’re hooking up and getting to know each other,” explains the insider. “Gaga can’t be too committed because she works 24/7. But she thinks he’s supercute!”
Here is the official press release, thanks to Nathalie. Be sure to go on Facebook and RSVP to the event!
“The success of “Duets II” is due in part to Bennett’s insistence on doing each of the 17 tracks live in the studio with his partner rather than by exchanging digital files, making the performances more intimate and spontaneous. At 85, Bennett remains a hip role model able to bring out the best in his colleagues without compromising his standards.” – Associated Press
“Each of the megastar pairings with Tony Bennett on his second disc of duets is momentous.” – US Magazine
“Bennett’s latest sounds like a fantasy birthday party in full swing, one where an outrageously starry array of guests share the mic with a host as twinkling as ever.” – The Guardian
“Bennett is such a gracious collaborator whose style seems to work with whomever he’s sharing the mike. And while the material is classic, he and his partners give the impression that singing together is a genuine pleasure.” – USA Today
“Steven Tyler’s got nothing on this guy.” – American Songwriter
Tony Bennett is kicking off his “Duets II” release day with two slam-dunk song premieres. The Hollywood Reporter has the premiere for “When You Wish Upon a Star” with pint-sized classical singer Jackie Evancho while The Boot unveiled “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” with country stud Brad Paisley. Both songs are available exclusively on Target’s deluxe edition of “Duets II”.
Also in commemoration of his 85th birthday, Tony is introducing his own KOSS signature edition stereo headphones. This signature series comes with the Tony Bennett signature laden onto the headband and chromed earcups and, more notably, a downloadable copy of the new album, “Duets II”. The Signature Edition headphones are now available at select retailers and the official KOSS website.
This past Sunday, Tony gave his debut performance at the Metropolitan Opera with special guests Aretha Franklin, Alejandro Sanz, and Elton John, as well as an introduction from former president Bill Clinton. He sang many timeless hits including “The Best Is Yet to Come”, “Maybe This Time”, and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco”, even dedicating “The Good Life” to his beloved colleague Lady Gaga. Among those in the star-studded audience were Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Gere, Katie Couric, and Robert DeNiro.
“Duets II” produced by Phil Ramone follows up “Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic” CD, the 2006 Grammy winning best selling CD which became Bennett’s best selling recording to date. The album boosts an all-star cast of duet partners including Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Sheryl Crow, and Aretha Franklin.
OFFICIAL TRACKLISTING 1. The Lady Is A Tramp with Lady Gaga
2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) with John Mayer
3. Body And Soul with Amy Winehouse
4. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore with Michael Bublé
5. Blue Velvet with k.d. lang
6. How Do You Keep The Music Playing with Aretha Franklin
7. The Girl I Love with Sheryl Crow
8. On The Sunny Side of the Street with Willie Nelson
9. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) with Queen Latifah
10. Speak Low with Norah Jones
11. This Is All I Ask with Josh Groban
12. Watch What Happens with with Natalie Cole
13. Stranger In Paradise with Andrea Bocelli
14. The Way You Look Tonight with Faith Hill
15. Yesterday I Heard The Rain with Alejandro Sanz
16. It Had To Be You with Carrie Underwood
17. When Do The Bells Ring For Me with with Mariah Carey
She’s done the dressed-like-a-guy thing. She’s done the egg thing. She’s even done the no-makeup thing.
But she hasn’t done the Times Square ball-dropping thing – until now.
Getting a (very) early jump on its New Year’s plans, ABC announced that Lady Gaga will perform in Times Square on the 40th anniversary version of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012.
Rockin’ Eve will also feature performances from the West Coast, with Fergie once again hosting in Los Angeles.