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Lady Gaga fights to keep 'Queen of Pop' crown

Multi-platinum selling diva Lady Gaga is fighting to keep her 'Queen of Pop' crown with a hotly-anticipated third album, but early reception in the US and Britain has been lukewarm. "Artpop" signals a return to the limelight for Stefani Germanotta -- known as Lady Gaga on stage and in video -- after she was forced to tone down her usually ubiquitous media presence to undergo hip surgery.

Lady Gaga to perform from space in 2015

New York, Nov 6 (EFE).- Lady Gaga intends to perform from space in 2015, to the delight of her so-called "little monsters," US Weekly magazine reported. The New York singer is one of the celebrities who has booked a ticket on the space flights the firm Virgin Atlantic, owned by multimillionaire Richard Branson, plans to offer. The diva will sing a number from space that will be heard during the 2015 edition of the Zero G Colony festival in New Mexico. "She has to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere," a source told the publication.

Lady Gaga speeds up release of new single "Applause"

Washington, Aug 13 (EFE).- Songstress Lady Gaga is hurrying the official release of "Applause," the first single from her new album "ARTPOP," to a week before scheduled due to piracy leaks making it already available on the Internet. "Due to hackers an abundance of low/high quality leaks...we issue this pop music emergency...monsters spread the word," Lady Gaga said on her Twitter account. The release of "Applause," the first song on her new disc "ARTPOP," was originally scheduled for Aug. 19.

Lady Gaga: there were 'giant craters' in my injured hip

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga had a "huge breakage" and "giant craters" in her right hip that forced the pop singer to cancel about two dozen concerts this year and undergo surgery. Her tour promoter, Live Nation, said in February that the "Born This Way" singer was treated for a labral tear in her right hip. "My injury was actually a lot worse than just a labral tear," Lady Gaga told Women's Wear Daily magazine this week. "I had a broken hip."

Lady Gaga is top earning celebrity under 30: Forbes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite hip surgery that forced the cancellation of part of her tour, Lady Gaga still earned an estimated $80 million in the past year, propelling her to the top of Forbes list of highest earning celebrities under 30 years old. Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, who made headlines as much for his antics off stage as on, came in a distant second with an estimated income of $58 million. Singer Taylor Swift was third, pulling in $55 million, about $2 million less than last year when she topped the list.

Lady Gaga to release new "ARTPOP" album in November

(Reuters) - Pop star Lady Gaga will release her next album, "ARTPOP", on November 11, a statement on the U.S. singer's website said on Friday. The 27-year-old "Born This Way" singer - who cancelled part of a tour earlier this year to undergo hip surgery - will release a single from the new album on August 19.

Lady Gaga tooling around in gold-plated wheelchair

New York, Mar 13 (EFE).- Lady Gaga commissioned a prominent New York jeweler to build a gold-plated wheelchair so she could get around after a Feb. 20 operation to repair an injured hip. Ken Borochov, a designer with the firm Mordekai, equipped the 24-karat chair with a leather seat and removable leather canopy. The seat can also recline 180 degrees.

Promoters sue over cancelled Gaga Indonesia show

Concert promoters are suing insurers in the United States for breach of contract over an Indonesian concert by Lady Gaga canceled last year due to a threat by Islamic hardliners. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles by Live Nation LGTours, Mermaid Touring and The Atom Factory against three Lloyds of London insurance syndicates, claiming at least $75,000 in damages, according to documents published Tuesday.

Ill health forces Lady Gaga to postpone 4 concerts

Los Angeles, Feb 13 (EFE).- Lady Gaga has been forced to postpone four concerts in her Born This Way Ball tour because of acute joint pain arising from an injury, the singer said on her Web site. The 26-year-old artist is suffering from synovitis, an inflammation of the joints. "I am completely devastated and heartsick. I've been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night's performance I could not walk," Lady Gaga said in a statement.

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