Lady Gaga casts superfans in lip crayon campaign for Haus Laboratories

Lady Gaga has thanked her superfans for their unwavering support by hiring six of them to star in her new lip crayon campaign for Haus Laboratories.The Bad Romance hitmaker launched her debut beauty line back in September, and to celebrate the recent l…

Lady Gaga has thanked her superfans for their unwavering support by hiring six of them to star in her new lip crayon campaign for Haus Laboratories.

The Bad Romance hitmaker launched her debut beauty line back in September, and to celebrate the recent launch of her Le Monster Matte Lip Crayon, the 33-year-old selected six diehard fans to model the latest addition to her cosmetics collection.

Kareem Rogers, Miah Crans, Catie Gudino, and Brendan Jordan were among those picked after they commented on an Instagram post from Haus Laboratories, and explained how Gaga had changed their life.

“No matter what I do in my career, in the heart of it will always be my fans and their stories,” the Shallow hitmaker told U.S. Elle magazine. “In many ways, this line is because of them and what they have shown me of the world.”

Kareem wants his appearance in the campaign to remind him to “never give up”, and thanked the Grammy-winning singer for allowing him to be “fearless and spread kindness.”

Aspiring musician Miah claimed Gaga had helped her to “live my truth as a proud black trans woman” after transphobic high school students voted her Prom King.

“My profile tells me that I have a life expectancy of 30 years, so Lady Gaga’s music has really inspired me to just live unapologetically and be who I am fearlessly,” she shared.

Elsewhere, social media influencer Brendan credited the A Star Is Born actress with giving him the courage to “pull out that queen energy” and push back against societal gender norms.

“I really felt like she was just the one that understood me and spoke to me,” he added.

The Le Monster Matte Lip Crayon, $18 (£14), is available in 12 shades and can be purchased on Amazon.

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Valentino filed missing report over Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes dress

Valentino filed a report with police after Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes dress went missing.The singer and actress wore the custom-made periwinkle gown by the Italian fashion house in January, teaming her one-of-a-kind dress with $5 million (£3.9 million)…

Valentino filed a report with police after Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes dress went missing.

The singer and actress wore the custom-made periwinkle gown by the Italian fashion house in January, teaming her one-of-a-kind dress with $5 million (£3.9 million) worth of Tiffany & Co. diamonds and dyeing her platinum blonde hair a matching shade of blue.

However, she allegedly left the dress in her room at The Beverly Hilton hotel, where the awards show was held, according to a maid who reportedly discovered the dress and handed it into the lost and found department at the luxury venue.

The employee, named Sara Corea, has since put the dress up for auction via Nate D. Sanders Auctions, after the hotel handed the Valentino dress back to Corea because nobody had come forward to claim it.

Now, a spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Police Department has told Entertainment Tonight that the luxury fashion house had in fact filed a police report notifying them that the gown had gone missing following the 2019 Golden Globes.

They added that Gaga had not filed a report and Corea and Valentino are resolving the matter privately.

“It was determined that no crime had taken place. The police do not have an active criminal investigation. The matter is being resolved between the concerned parties,” a statement from the BHPD read.

Gaga wore the gown when she scooped the Best Original Song – Motion Picture prize for Shallow – her duet with Bradley Cooper from the hit movie A Star Is Born.

The dress is currently available to bidders with a minimum bid of $8,000 (£6,230), and auction manager Michael Kirk says the sale will still go ahead on Thursday.

“We take provenance very seriously and do due diligence on all items we take on consignment, including consulting our attorneys when necessary,” he added.

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Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes dress to be auctioned off by hotel maid

A maid from The Beverly Hilton hotel is auctioning off the dress Lady Gaga wore to the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.The Bad Romance singer made a splash when she stepped out in the custom-made periwinkle Valentino gown at the ceremony in January, where she…

A maid from The Beverly Hilton hotel is auctioning off the dress Lady Gaga wore to the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.

The Bad Romance singer made a splash when she stepped out in the custom-made periwinkle Valentino gown at the ceremony in January, where she scooped the Best Original Song – Motion Picture prize for Shallow – her duet with Bradley Cooper from the hit movie A Star Is Born.

However, an employee from The Beverly Hilton named Sara Corea has now claimed that she found the dress on 8 January and handed it into the lost and found department at the luxury venue, and as no one collected the couture piece, she was given the garment to keep in September.

She has now put the dress up for auction via Nate D. Sanders Auctions, with the bidding opening at $8,000 (£6,230). The auction is currently scheduled to take place on 31 October, with the dress presented with a letter from Corea explaining how the item came into her possession.

“I turned in the dress to the lost and found on the 8th of January 2019,” she wrote in the note. “After the time legally held by lost and found, they gave it to me as a gift from her and today I want to auction the dress.”

Yet, according to TMZ.com, there’s a chance the auction may not go ahead as the gown didn’t actually belong to Gaga, 33, but was loaned to her by Valentino for the event.

A source has told reporters at the website that executives at the Italian label have alleged the dress was stolen and are planning to report the theft.

On the evening of the Golden Globes, Gaga teamed her one-of-a-kind dress with $5 million (£3.9 million) worth of Tiffany & Co. diamonds and complemented the look by dyeing her platinum blonde hair a matching shade of blue.

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Lady Gaga accused of stealing Oscar-winning tune Shallow from songwriter

Lady Gaga has been accused of stealing the melody for her Oscar-winning tune Shallow from U.S. songwriter Steve Ronsen. The 33-year-old singer took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the track, from the movie A Star Is Born, alongside c…

Lady Gaga has been accused of stealing the melody for her Oscar-winning tune Shallow from U.S. songwriter Steve Ronsen.

The 33-year-old singer took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the track, from the movie A Star Is Born, alongside co-writers Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando, and Mark Ronson.

But now relatively unknown songwriter Ronsen is asking for “millions and millions” of dollars in a settlement, claiming that the three-note progression in the tune is taken from his 2012 tune Almost, which has had less than a thousand streams on SoundCloud in the past five years.

To fight the allegations, Gaga has hired power lawyer Orin Snyder, who said in a statement to the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six: “Mr. Ronsen and his lawyer are trying to make easy money off the back of a successful artist. It is shameful and wrong. I applaud Lady Gaga for having the courage and integrity to stand up on behalf of successful artists who find themselves on the receiving end of such (claims). Should Mr. Shirian proceed with this case, Lady Gaga will fight it vigorously and will prevail.”

Ronsen alleges the G, A, B note hook in Shallow was taken from Almost, but Gaga’s team hit back by responding that the note trio has appeared in musical pieces dating back centuries – such as Kansas’ track Dust In The Wind, released in 1978.

Contacted by Page Six, Ronsen’s attorney Mark D. Shirian said in a statement: “In an effort to amicably resolve this matter months ago, my office provided Lady Gaga’s legal team, at their request, with an official report from a renowned and respected musicologist and professor who determined that there are significant tempo, melodic, rhythmic and harmonic similarities between the two ‘hooks’ of the songs at issue. Lady Gaga’s team has yet to provide my office with an opposing musicologist report, which we have requested multiple times.”

It remains to be seen whether or not Ronsen goes forward with his threat to launch a million-dollar lawsuit against Gaga over the claims.

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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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Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga make Oscars shortlist for Best Original Song

Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s All the Stars hit from Black Panther and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born duet Shallow have made the Oscars shortlist for Best Original Song. The contenders in nine categories for the 2019 Academy Awards were rele…

Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s All the Stars hit from Black Panther and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born duet Shallow have made the Oscars shortlist for Best Original Song.

The contenders in nine categories for the 2019 Academy Awards were released all together on Monday evening (17Dec18) for the first time in the ceremony’s history, as Academy members prepare to vote again to narrow down the lists ahead of the main nominations announcement on 22 January (19).

Also among the 15 hopefuls for Best Original Song are Dolly Parton’s Girl In The Movies from Dumplin’, Thom Yorke’s Suspirium from Suspiria, and superproducer Mark Ronson’s Keep Reachin’ for the Quincy Jones documentary, Quincy. The Brit also co-wrote Shallow with Gaga.

The rest of the music featured in Black Panther has earned the project a mention for Best Original Score, currently facing off with work featured in Avengers: Infinity War, Crazy Rich Asians, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, BlacKkKlansman, and Mary Poppins Returns, alongside many others.

Meanwhile, another closely-watched race is that of Best Foreign Language Film, with Alfonso Cuaron’s critically-acclaimed Roma gaining a spot in the top nine for Mexico. Germany’s entry Never Look Away by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters for Japan, Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War for Poland, and Burning by Lee Chang-dong for South Korea have scored a place in the nine-strong shortlist, too. The final winner will be chosen from the six finalists unveiled next month.

Semifinalists were also announced in categories of Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Visual Effects, Makeup/Hairstyling, Live Action Short, and Animated Short.

The 91st Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 24 February (19).

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