Lady Gaga opening Haus of Gaga store in Las Vegas

Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga store will officially open at the Park MGM in Las Vegas on 30 May.The Poker Face singer, who is gearing up to return to Sin City for her ongoing Enigma residency, took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the news, posting the bl…

Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga store will officially open at the Park MGM in Las Vegas on 30 May.

The Poker Face singer, who is gearing up to return to Sin City for her ongoing Enigma residency, took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the news, posting the black and white Haus of Gaga logo, with a pink neon sign that read ‘Las Vegas’.

It is not yet clear what will be sold at the Haus of Gaga boutique, but sources tell the Las Vegas Review-Journal it will be stocked with Gaga-branded products.

And the A Star Is Born actress is also hoping to staff the shop with fans, known as Little Monsters. According to the MGM Resorts International career website, the retail store is hiring part-time and full-time sales associates.

“Become one of the stars behind the show and become part of the world’s most powerful entertainment brands,” the employment listing reads. “Our company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race.”

Gaga, 33, first set up Haus of Gaga in 2008, with the concept originally modelled on Andy Warhol’s Factory and consisting of her creative team. Current members of her crew include her fashion director Brandon Maxwell, hairstylist Frederic Aspiras and make-up artist Sarah Tanno.

Previously, Aspiras opened up to Entertainment Tonight about his work with the Haus of Gaga, and explained that he always wants the superstar to feel “special, beautiful and confident”.

“I’m so grateful to have had shared this journey thus far (with Gaga),” he commented. “But today, we celebrate the achievement of someone who believes in her art and empowers me to work beyond the lines. I find that to be the most rewarding part of the relationship that I have with Gaga.”

Gaga’s next Las Vegas show will take place on 30 May, with the current run of Enigma continuing until 8 November.

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Duo behind Lady Gaga’s recent outfits top power stylist list

Lady Gaga’s stylists Tom Eerebout and Sandra Amador have landed the top spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists list for 2019.The duo was behind Gaga’s showstopping looks for the press tour of A Star is Born, and then all through awa…

Lady Gaga’s stylists Tom Eerebout and Sandra Amador have landed the top spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists list for 2019.

The duo was behind Gaga’s showstopping looks for the press tour of A Star is Born, and then all through awards season, which saw her pick up an Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA for the film’s song Shallow, and an acting gong at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

Crowning the pink feathered Valentino haute couture dress Gaga wore to the Venice Film Festival as the last year’s top style moment, Sandra recalled: “It was the first premiere, so all the elements – the grandeur of Venice, the thunderstorm, the introduction of Lady Gaga and this campaign – were cinematic.”

Tom and Sandra are now gearing up to dress the singer/actress for the Met Gala in May.

The second-place spot went to Ilaria Urbinati, who has won praise for her work with Rami Malek, Armie Hammer, Bradley Cooper, Donald Glover, John Krasinski, Chris Evans, and Dwayne Johnson.

Talking about the recent awards season, which saw Rami go home with a clutch of Best Actor gongs, including the Academy Award, Ilaria said it can be a tough task avoiding repetition.

“You get to a point (where) you’re literally running out of clothes,” she shared. “We ended up doing a lot of custom looks.”

Gemma Chan’s stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray came in bronze. Rebecca also dresses Lily James, but it’s her work with Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma that has propelled her into the spotlight.

Elizabeth Stewart, who works with Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Gal Gadot, and Jessica Chastain, came in fourth, while Petra Flannery, the go-to stylist for Emma Stone, Amy Adams, and Emilia Clarke, rounded out the top five.

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Facial massages helped Lady Gaga achieve A Star is Born glow

Lady Gaga achieved her radiant A Star is Born look with the help of pre-shoot facial massages. The star, who earned an Oscar nomination for her emotional portrayal of aspiring singer Ally in the film, wore hardly any makeup throughout the production a…

Lady Gaga achieved her radiant A Star is Born look with the help of pre-shoot facial massages.

The star, who earned an Oscar nomination for her emotional portrayal of aspiring singer Ally in the film, wore hardly any makeup throughout the production and relied on intense skincare treatments to achieve an onscreen glow.

Celebrity aesthetician Joomee Song teamed with the 32 year old for the drama and tells Refinery 29 she personally massaged the Born This Way hitmaker’s skin to help stimulate blood flow and brighten her complexion.

“Immediately, this de-puffs, reduces dark circles, and contours the face, so everything looks tighter and brighter,” she tells the website. “It really helps your body to produce new cells faster, so skin is bright and even.”

Joomee also used Japanese microcurrent machines during the process, adding, “I’m actually the first person to bring this technology to the U.S. and use it on my clients…

“It basically recharges the mitochondria in your body to promote production of new cells and relieve tension fast.”

And when it came to products, the beauty guru and owner of Faceworks Inc, relied on items geared towards reducing redness.

“If she (Gaga) was going to have close-ups, I would do a scrub with hyaluronic acid or something that would help reduce redness, because she would have to go on camera immediately after (I saw her),” she shares.

Joomee also turned to exfoliants created to help shed dead skin: “Instead of acids or granules, I use a piece of gauze as a physical exfoliant and hydrating emollient products to get her glow,” she notes.

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A Star Is Born to get re-release with additional 12 minutes of performances

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s hit movie A Star Is Born has been re-edited to include an additional 12 minutes of musical performances for a special one-week release. Studio officials at Warner Bros. are hoping to cash in on the film remake’s Oscars s…

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s hit movie A Star Is Born has been re-edited to include an additional 12 minutes of musical performances for a special one-week release.

Studio officials at Warner Bros. are hoping to cash in on the film remake’s Oscars success by giving fans an extended cut, which will screen in 1,150 theatres across North America from this Friday (01Mar19).

The new footage features extended versions of songs like the opening Black Eyes, Alibi, and an impromptu a cappella take on Shallow – the track which earned Gaga her first Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Other added scenes include one of Gaga’s ballad Is That Alright?, belted out by her character Ally in a wedding sequence, and another of Cooper singing Too Far Gone in the recording studio as his washed-up country star Jackson Maine.

The actors will also be shown writing previously unreleased tune Clover together in the new cut.

The news of A Star Is Born’s theatre re-release emerges three days after fans raved about Gaga’s set at the Oscars, where she and duet partner Cooper performed Shallow live, stealing the show with their sizzling onstage chemistry.

The Best Original Song award was the only Oscars win for the A Star Is Born team out of its eight nominations, which included Best Picture, Best Actor for Cooper, and Best Actress for Gaga.

A Star Is Born, which served as Cooper’s directorial debut, was originally released to critical acclaim in October (18), when it went on to gross $425.4 million (£319.8 million) worldwide.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Eighth Grade are surprise winners at WGA Awards

Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Eighth Grade were the surprise winners at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards on Sunday night (17Feb19). Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty picked up the Best Adapted Screenplay prize for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a c…

Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Eighth Grade were the surprise winners at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards on Sunday night (17Feb19).

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty picked up the Best Adapted Screenplay prize for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a comedy-drama inspired by the memoir by late biographer-turned-forger Lee Israel, starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant. The Oscar-nominated duo beat the writers of Black Panther, A Star is Born and Oscar frontrunners If Beale Could Talk and BlacKkKlansman.

The big shock of the night was Bo Burnham picking up Best Original Screenplay for Eighth Grade over A Quiet Place and Oscar nominees Roma, Vice and Green Book. The surprise win made Eighth Grade the first film to win the WGA Original Screenplay award without being nominated for an Academy Award since Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine in 2003.

Taking to the stage, Burnham, who also directed the film, joked about being the underdog and praised his young actress, Golden Globe nominee Elsie Fisher.

“To the other nominees in the category – Have fun at the Oscars, losers!” he joked. “No, I prepared nothing. This all belongs to Elsie Fisher who performed the script. No one would care about the script if she hadn’t done it.”

Burham previously won the First-Time Feature Film category at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards and the film is up for four Independent Spirit Awards prizes, but has been largely overlooked at the big award ceremonies.

In the TV categories, The Americans landed the Best Drama Series prize and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel picked up the Comedy Series gong, while The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story was named Best Adapted Longform Series, and the Stephen King-inspired thriller Castle Rock scored the Original Longform Series award.

The awards were handed out in bi-coastal ceremonies. The WGA East held its ceremony at the Edison Ballroom in New York, while the WGA West staged its bash at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

The main list of winners is as follows:

Original Screenplay:

Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade

Adapted Screenplay:

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Documentary Screenplay:

Ozzy Inguanzo and Dava Whisenant – Bathtubs Over Broadway

TV Drama Series:

The Americans

TV Comedy Series:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best New Series:

Barry

Longform – Original:

Castle Rock

Longform – Adapted:

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Shortform New Media – Original:

Class of Lies

Shortform New Media – Adapted:

The Walking Dead: Red Machete

Animation:

The Simpsons: Bart’s Not Dead

Episodic Drama:

Homeland: Paean to the People

Episodic Comedy:

Barry

Comedy/Variety Talk Series:

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

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Lady Gaga shows off new A Star is Born tattoo tribute

Lady Gaga has got a permanent reminder of her hit film A Star is Born in the form of a new tribute tattoo.The singer and actress showed off her new ink on social media on Valentine’s Day (14Feb19) revealing famed tattoo artist Daniel Winter was the ste…

Lady Gaga has got a permanent reminder of her hit film A Star is Born in the form of a new tribute tattoo.

The singer and actress showed off her new ink on social media on Valentine’s Day (14Feb19) revealing famed tattoo artist Daniel Winter was the steady hand behind the new design – a large rose on her spine with the song title La Vie En Rose.

Ally, Gaga’s character in Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, which has been nominated for eight Oscars, sings the famous Edith Piaf tune, and now the 32-year-old can carry the treasured moment forever.

“Happy Valentine’s Day,” the Poker Face singer captioned the shot of her new flower ink. “A tattoo toast to ‘la vie en rose’ by the beautiful @winterstone my spinal cord is now a rose…”

And if one new tattoo wasn’t enough, Gaga got Winter to add even more inking to her impressive collection. The second tattoo is of some musical notes on her arm, which spell out G-A-G-A.

“And when you get a tattoo and you’re me you always have to get two also by @winterstone,” she captioned the second tattoo image, revealing her “bestie and manager” had a matching tattoo.

Tattoos occupy a fair share of the blonde star’s body, and she also has a unicorn, her album names, flowers, an anchor and a cherub in her extensive collection.

Gaga will be competing with Olivia Colman, Glenn Close, Melissa McCarthy and Yalitza Aparicio for the Best Actress Oscar at the 2019 Academy Awards on 24 February.

She already scored the Best Actress gong at the Critics’ Choice Awards, an honour she shared with The Wife star Close, though Colman was victorious at the BAFTAs for The Favourite and Close at the Golden Globes.

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Bohemian Rhapsody wins top sound mixing award as Oscars loom

Bohemian Rhapsody has picked up another major honour a week before the Oscars, after landing the top film prize at the 55th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing. The Queen biopic is up for the same prize at th…

Bohemian Rhapsody has picked up another major honour a week before the Oscars, after landing the top film prize at the 55th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing.

The Queen biopic is up for the same prize at the Academy Awards on 24 February (19).

Production mixer John Casali and re-recording mixers Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and Niv Adiri picked up the award for their work on the movie.

They beat out the sound editing teams behind A Star Is Born, Black Panther, First Man, A Quiet Place.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mozart in the Jungle, and American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace took the top TV honours for one-hour and half-hour shows, and movie or limited series at the ceremony at the Wilshire Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on Saturday night (16Feb19).

Other winners included Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Television, Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials), the Oscar-nominated Free Solo (Motion Picture, Documentary), and Isle of Dogs (Motion Picture, Animated).

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was also a big winner at the sixth annual Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Saturday night. The show picked up two honours for Best Period and/or Character Makeup and Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling.

Dick Cheney biopic Vice claimed a couple of prizes too – for Best Period and/or Character Makeup and Special Makeup Effects, while Mary Queen of Scots won for Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling and A Star Is Born and Crazy Rich Asians claimed the Best Contemporary prizes for Makeup and Hairstyling, respectively.

The full list of winners is:

Movies

Best Contemporary Makeup

A Star is Born

Best Period and/or Character Makeup

Vice

Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling

Mary Queen of Scots

Best Special Makeup Effects

Vice

Television (Mini-Series or New Media)

Best Contemporary Makeup

American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Best Contemporary Hairstyling

Dancing With the Stars

Best Period and/or Character Makeup

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Special Makeup Effects

Westworld

Television (Movie or Special)

Best Contemporary Makeup

King Lear

Best Contemporary Hairstyling

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Best Special Makeup Effects

Cocaine Godmother

Daytime TV

Best Makeup

The Young and the Restless

Best Hairstyling

The Young and the Restless

Children’s TV

Best Makeup

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Best Hairstyling

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Distinguished Artisan Award

Melissa McCarthy

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Bradley Cooper wins top PETA filmmaking prize for casting his dog in A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper has landed another major award for casting his pet dog in A Star is Born. The actor and moviemaker has been honoured with a Best Director Oscat from officials at animal rights group PETA, who annually hand out film honours ahead of the …

Bradley Cooper has landed another major award for casting his pet dog in A Star is Born.

The actor and moviemaker has been honoured with a Best Director Oscat from officials at animal rights group PETA, who annually hand out film honours ahead of the Oscars to celebrate the movies and stars who promote “kindness to animals through positive actions, story lines, and the use of computer-generated imagery”.

Cooper lands the prize for choosing to cast his pet as his A Star is Born character’s dog rather than using one supplied by “a notorious animal exhibitor”.

Oscats have also been handed out to Winston Duke, who scores a Best Actor prize for his portrayal of vegetarian tribe leader M’Baku in Black Panther, which has won The Cat’s Meow award for its CGI panthers and rhinos.

Meanwhile, longtime animal rights proponent Natalie Portman wins Best Actress for her all-vegan wardrobe in Vox Lux, and her film Annihilation lands Best Stunt Team for its all-vegan crew.

Charlize Theron’s movie Tully has been named Birds’ Pick for its “educational anti-factory farming moments”, while the award for Best SeaWorld Side-Eye is a tie between Love, Simon, which featured a scene describing the way animals live at the themepark, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which takes a strong anti-captivity stance.

“PETA’s Oscats show that fur and leather are dead, SeaWorld is considered the pits, vegan eating is exploding, and CGI is the future of film,” PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange tells WENN. “PETA is thrilled to recognise the people and projects behind Hollywood’s most significant animal rights advances of the year.”

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Oscars show to include all Best Song performances after backlash

The 2019 Oscars show will include performances of all tunes nominated in the Best Original Song category after all.According to editors at Variety, officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences originally planned to only include performa…

The 2019 Oscars show will include performances of all tunes nominated in the Best Original Song category after all.

According to editors at Variety, officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences originally planned to only include performances of two nominated songs during the telecast on 24 February (19), with those tracks reported to be Shallow from A Star Is Born and All The Stars from Black Panther.

As recently as last week (ends27Jan19), representatives for the other nominees in the category – Diane Warren’s I’ll Fight from documentary RBG, When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns – were told there wasn’t “enough time” for them to be included.

However, sources have now told the film publication that there will renditions of all songs at the ceremony even though some may only be in “truncated, 90-second form”.

On Thursday, an Academy spokesperson took to Twitter to confirm that Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to sing I’ll Fight during the show, while The Place Where Lost Things Go will be performed by a “surprise special guest”.

That means a performance of When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings, penned by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, is the only song not yet officially confirmed for the Oscars telecast. The song was originally performed by Willie Watson and Tim Blake Nelson.

Lady Gaga, who has also been nominated in the Best Actress category for A Star Is Born, is expected to sing Shallow, while Kendrick Lamar and SZA are lined-up for All the Stars. Meanwhile, fans have speculated that it is most likely that Emily Blunt will make an appearance during The Place Where Lost Things Go, which was written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

The news comes as the 2019 Oscars is still without a host, with Kevin Hart pulling out of the role in December after homophobic messages he posted on Twitter in the past re-emerged online. The last time the Academy Awards went host-less was 1989.

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Timothee Chalamet fails to make Oscars shortlist

Timothee Chalamet’s turn in Beautiful Boy and Bradley Cooper’s role as director of A Star is Born have both been snubbed in the nominations for the 2019 Oscars.The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday (22Jan19), with The Fa…

Timothee Chalamet’s turn in Beautiful Boy and Bradley Cooper’s role as director of A Star is Born have both been snubbed in the nominations for the 2019 Oscars.

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday (22Jan19), with The Favourite and Roma dominating the shortlist with 10 nods each.

There were some names missing though, noticeably 2018 nominee Chalamet and A Star is Born director Cooper.

However, Cooper did land a Lead Actor nod, while his film also picked up nominations for Best Picture, Lead Actress for Lady Gaga, Supporting Actor for Sam Elliott, Best Adapted Screenplay, Original Song for Shallow, Cinematography and Sound Mixing.

Beautiful Boy, which also stars Steve Carell, failed to receive any nominations.

Chalamet’s fans were outraged at the omission, with many taking to Twitter to vent their frustration.

“Let me mourn Timothee Chalamet not getting the nomination do not interact please,” one wrote, with another adding: “twitter better turn on the nuclear power backup to handle the anger of the @RealChalamet fandom today.”

Chalamet’s snub comes as a surprise to many as he had been nominated for a Golden Globe, a SAG and a BAFTA for his role this awards season.

Other snubs include Emily Blunt’s highly praised role in Mary Poppins Returns and documentaries Three Identical Strangers and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Directors Ryan Coogler and Peter Farrelly also missed out on filmmaking nods for their movies Black Panther and Green Book, respectively, which both landed Best Picture nominations. And Best Picture contender Bohemian Rhapsody failed to score a director nomination for Bryan Singer, who departed midway through filming and was replaced with Dexter Fletcher.

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