Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for MTV Lady Gaga opened the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night with a performance of her latest single, “Applause,” but before the song kicked in, she sang a bit of a very dramatic-sounding ballad that nobody had ever heard before. Now, she’s explained exactly what it was she was singing. Asked by a fan on Twitter if what she sang was a new song from her upcoming album ARTPOP, Gaga replied, “I wrote it special for this performance!” Gaga also gushed about how pleased she was by the performance, writing on Twitter, “I felt so alive! All I remember is the audience cheering! I could barely hear! Hands in the air, smiles & flashes everywhere!” She also wrote, “That performance was so much fun I don’t remember a thing! It felt so good to be on stage: there’s no place like home *clicks ruby slippers.*” She also confirmed that the booing you may have heard as she started the song was done on purpose, as part of the performance, and that the metal balls she was holding at one point were a reference to a series of works called ” gazing balls ” created by artist Jeff Koons , whom Gaga’s been collaborating. But Gaga seemed happiest to retweet a comment by Boy George , the iconic cross-dressing ’80s musician who fronted the band Culture Club
Facebook.com/MichaelBuble This weekend, Michael Buble is set to kick off a 10-night residency at London’s O2 arena. Now, he’s decided to turn one of his final rehearsals for those shows into a fundraising event that’ll help sick kids in Northern England. In partnership with a radio station in Sheffield, England, Michael will perform what’s being described as a full-show rehearsal at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on Friday. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday for 25 pounds each — that’s about $39 — and the proceeds will be split between the radio station’s children’s charity and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic (LOS ANGELES) — A judge announced Friday that a settlement had been reached in the divorce case of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, ABC station KABC-TV in Los Angeles reports. The terms of the settlement are confidential, and the divorce will be finalized as soon as a judge signs the papers. This marks the end of a bitter court battle between the reality star, 32, and her NBA player ex, 28. After only 72 days of wedded bliss, Kardashian announced that she had “decided to end my marriage,” but Humphries refused to consent to a divorce. Instead, he asked for an annulment, alleging fraud
Robert Knudsen / JFK Library (NEW YORK) — The JFK Library released three newly digitized images on Wednesday of John F. Kennedy Jr. sitting in the pilot’s seat of the presidential helicopter as a toddler during his father’s presidency. The photos, according to the JFK Library, were taken during a weekend trip at the presidential country retreat at Camp David in Frederick County, Md., on March 31, 1963. Dressed in a bright red jacket, the 2-year-old pint-sized Kennedy grins as he pretends to pilot the helicopter, and mugs to the camera.
Kevin Mazur/WireImage What’s it like to have Madonna f or your mother? According to one eyewitness, it’s pretty great. People magazine reports that the superstar singer took two of her four children — Lourdes and Rocco — out to dinner at Antica Pesa, a restaurant in Brooklyn, New York last week, along with some of the dancers from her MDNA tour. The party chowed down on calamari, fried mozzarella, seasoned vegetables, tortellini pasta, sea bass and cod, among other dishes.
eBay The black obelisk-shaped object that Led Zeppelin featured on the cover and inside sleeve of their seventh album, ‘Presence,’ was intended to represent the force and presence of the group.
Jamie Squire / Donald Miralle / Brian Bahr, Getty Images Let’s face it, any proper list of the top Super Bowl halftime performances is going to be dominated by classic rock acts.
eBay In 1966 a Bob Dylan ticket with the face value of $3.50 could gain one entry into the Ottawa YMCA Auditorium to see the 24-year old perform in concert. Recently, someone bid $1,134.99 to win the torn stub of one of these rare ’66 tickets while it was up for auction on eBay . In other words, the winner paid 324 times more for it than the original ticket buyer did. This Saturday night ticket stub dated Feb. 19, 1966 was listed to be in “amazing” shape and the rip cleared the perforation, definitely a rare occurrence
A Grateful Dead belt buckle designed with the iconic ‘Steal Your Face’ emblem sold for big money on eBay recently. Formed in the style of an Owsley ‘Bear’ Stanley belt buckle, this custom made piece managed to steal more than face; it stole someone’s money, $2,000.00 to be exact. In regards to its rarity, the seller references Owsley Stanley, the ‘60s LSD chemist and original Grateful Dead sound engineer because he had his own line of belt buckles that have proven to have immense value on the collectors market. Though the backside of this 4” buckle is marked and numbered it’s unclear as to who actually created this piece.
Michael Webb, Getty Images A draft of a letter John Lennon wrote to Eric Clapton on Sept. 29, 1971 asking him to collaborate on a musical project recently sold for $35,000 at an auction. According to Rolling Stone , the eight-page letter, handwritten by the former Beatle and signed from “John and Yoko” was still in pristine condition.