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Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Usher, and Lady Gaga help a family after tragic accident.

On July 3, 2011 brothers Peter Berry, 9, and Aaron Berry, 8, and younger sister, Willa Berry, 6, lost their parents to a horrible crash in Texas. Peter and Aaron are paralyzed possibly for life. Willa suffered only broken bones. Celebrities have been reaching out to the family to help raise money to care for the children.

Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Usher, and Lady Gaga have been asking fans to give a hand with donations at and via text message (texting BERRY to 85944 donates $10).

Matt Berry, the children’s uncles says that the celebrities call to arms have meant the world to him and his family.

“My wife had this family member in the Justin Bieber camp, and when the accident happened … they reached out to us and asked how they could help,” he told MTV News on Thursday. “So, it’s been pretty much organic from their reaching out. Right after the accident, he was asking for their names and praying with his mom for the kids. It’s not something we expected would happen, obviously.

“So, my understanding is that he wanted to do something to help, and the best way they could help was to create awareness,” he continued. “They have a lot of friends and contacts. And then, of course, once their campaigns started going, it looked like a lot of people joined it because I think everyone had some sort of feeling of empathy.”

The family is still mending: Peter and Aaron’s “lifelong conditions” have been amplified by the loss of their parents; meanwhile Willa is still trying to come to terms with the incident.

Matt Berry said of all the public support they’ve received has “definitely helped.” “Anything that goes to help the kids in their predicament [helps]. I don’t know how long it will continue. I’m not someone who likes to be in the public eye, so it’s a little bit awkward, but it’s amazing.

“It’s a little bit overwhelming,” he added, but he said that right now, the family is taking it “day by day” as they deal with the aftermath of such a tremendously tragic turn of events.

“If it was up to us, we’d pray that they were able to stand up in a couple of weeks and walk out of the hospital, but the likelihood of that happening is low,” he said, adding that the boys are readying for rehab to try to heal in any small ways. “There’s been a lot of people supporting us, and that’s huge. The ultimate dream is if in their lifetime, there’s enough momentum to figure something out and fix spinal-cord injuries. We’ve got two of them that need something special.”

It’s wonderful to see these celebrities helping a family in need.

Source Fame

Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 1:13pm
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Lady Gaga is an evil Mouseketeer!

Lady Gaga, looking like an evil Mousketeer left her West Hollywood Hotel this afternoon. The singer took time to greet her ‘little monsters’ and even receive a gift in the form of a photo album titled “Little Monster Life” from a fan before getting in her car.

Photos: Fame

Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 3:15pm
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Lady Gaga and boyfriend Luc Carl stop by the Howard Stern show!

Lady Gaga put shock jock Howard Stern in his place during an appearance on his radio show on this morning when she shut down his attempts at discussing her sex life.

Gaga made her debut on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show today, which cost the shock jock $500 after he bet his producer she wouldn’t show.

Stern, who is known for his controversial interviews, took the chance to ask Gaga about her past battle with cocaine abuse, and the singer fired back by warning fans not to get involved in drugs, telling the host, “I regret every line I ever did. So to all of the little sweethearts who are listening — don’t ever touch it. It’s the devil.

Stern, who is known for his controversial interviews, took the chance to ask Gaga about her past battle with cocaine abuse, and the singer fired back by warning fans not to get involved in drugs, telling the host, “I regret every line I ever did. So to all of the little sweethearts who are listening — don’t ever touch it. It’s the devil.”

Stern went on to grill Gaga about her sex life, asking her whether she lost her virginity to ex-boyfriend Luc Carl – which she denied — but the saucy subject matter riled the “Poker Face” hitmaker and she refused to answer any more of Stern’s racy questions.

She told him, “I’ve got a lot of young fans and I love you and I respect your show and I know you want to talk about sex and cocaine, but honestly you should wait as long as you possibly can to have sex … I really think that kids have sex way too young.”

Gaga went on to reveal her on/off lover Carl is still a big part of her life and will even appear in one of her upcoming music promos, telling Stern, “Luc Carl is my best friend and he is going to be in my video.”

The interview later took an emotional turn when one of Stern’s show employees, High Pitch Mike Morales, who is openly gay, spoke to Gaga about her activism, thanking her for all she has done for the gay community, and the confession brought the pop superstar to tears.

By the end of the chat, Stern, who has previously been critical of Gaga, was full of praise for the star, calling her “terrific” and “the real thing.”

I listened to the interview, and I thought it was really interesting. Since it was radio and not TV, you really had to listen to her talk, and not pay attention to her crazy outfits. Whenever you see her live – it’s more about the performance than it is what she’s actually saying (at least for me, it is). So I thought listening to her without seeing her was actually pretty nice.

Source, Photos: Fame

Posted Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 2:14pm
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PICS: Lady Gaga is still with boyfriend Luc Carl!

Lady Gaga and her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Luc Carl, arrive at the “Z-100″ radio station in New York City today.

Gaga can’t seem to stay away from her night club manager, promoter, musician, DJ, author, bartender, certified personal trainer boyfriend.

Photos: INF

Posted Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 9:09am
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Lady Gaga opens up about fame, an acting career and whether she feels she’s copying Madonna.

Lady Gaga lands the August cover of The Advocate. In the long article (which you can read in full here) she talks about the LGBT community, and how she’s fighting for gay rights.

Through skepticism and criticism, pop superstar Lady Gaga remains one of the most outspoken advocates for LGBT equality today. She’s been accused of not being gay enough to claim one of the letters the aforementioned acronym, and critics say her activism is superficial, but through it all her devotion to supporting marriage equality, fighting the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and increasing AIDS awareness remains strong. The Advocate’s Jeremy Kinser spoke with Lady Gaga about her activism, her critics, and her music. Lady Gaga immediately sounded off against some of the skeptics.

On using the gay community to sell records:

“To say that I would use the gay community to sell records is probably one of the most ridiculous statements anyone can make about me,” Gaga states with a hint of frustration in her voice. “I would say the top thing I think about every single day of my life, other than my fans, loving the music, and my family being healthy, is social justice and equality.”

On her critics:

“Rumors, shots at me as a human being, that’s what comes with the territory of being a musician and being someone who is a public figure,” Gaga confesses. “I care only about what I can change. What can I push forward? How can I be a part of the fight for modern social issues?”

On going up against mega-retailer, Target:

Lady Gaga put her money where her mouth was, however, in a recent controversy with mega-retailer Target. The company was set to sell a special edition of Gaga’s album Born This Way, but many LGBTs expressed indignation at the deal after Target came under fire when the company’s corporate PAC made campaign contributions to support antigay candidate Tom Emmer in his failed 2010 run for governor of Minnesota. After the outcry, Gaga met with the company’s “entire executive staff” and soon thereafter canceled the deal.

“You’re either going to try and change or you’re not,” Gaga recalls of the meeting, in which she insisted Target ally itself with LGBT charities and organizations. And, while terms of the deal were not made public, they did not satisfy the singer.

“Taking an ambiguous stance is not what I’m about, obviously. I like to go right for the ass-kicker. You’re either in or you’re out. I’m from New York. I know bullsh-t. I can smell it from a mile away.”

On why her fans are obsessed with her:

“I don’t know exactly,” she says simply. For a woman so frequently called upon to explain her looks, her videos, her sensibilities, her response is surprisingly unselfconscious. But a flair for the dramatic takes over. Rather than answer, she tells a story about a 20-something gay serviceman she met at Best Buy last night. “He was afraid that he would be discharged and that he would be judged or found out. [He said] that the fight in America against ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and the fight for equality made him feel stronger and made him feel safe, and he gave me his service jacket.” Gaga is silent for a moment. “And we just held each other and cried. Anyone who says that I’m not genuine is not interested in overcoming this fight. That was such a pure and wonderful moment that we shared, and I remember thinking, There’s no album sale, no number 1, that could compete with this moment. That is what the fuck it’s all about. What the fuck it’s all about is if I can write one song that could change one person’s life.”

On “copying” Madonna:

“There’s no drama, there’s no jealousy, there’s no competition,” she says. “They’re just happy to see other women winning. I just feel so connected to Madonna in a lot of ways, and I feel connected to Barbra, and I feel connected to Cher and Blondie and all of the women who came before me.”

Born This Way: “I would say that’s precisely what Born This Way is all about. It’s not about just being born in one moment; it’s about being reborn over and over again until you find and become that unique and special person inside of you that is the most brave and the most sure and the most ready to take on the world,” she says. “And I was born this way. And that’s who I am. Some people weren’t born to wear masks, but I was. I was born to wear masks and wigs and fashion. To express myself through my clothing and my performance art, and that’s who I am. And the song is meant to be liberating not only from an individual perspective but from a creative perspective.”

On starting an acting career:

“I don’t know,” she tells me. “Maybe someday. Right now I’m just really focused on this record. I really love making music. I know that sounds crazy, but I’m obsessed…obsessed with music. I’m just really enjoying making albums right now.”

On the pressure of being famous:

“I believe I was destined to be an artist,” she says. “At the end of the day I could be rolling around in Rolls-Royces, buying mansions for myself, making records, and dancing around in my underwear. But to be honest, I’m not interested in doing that at all. I’d rather be at rallies with the fans, being a part of their voice, helping to mobilize and enforce change. If people don’t believe me, they don’t have to be a part of it.”

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Posted Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 9:09am
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