The Sun claims Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is paying Lady GaGa $1.5 million to perform aboard his private yacht. The show is a gift for his partner, and GaGa fan, Dasha Zhukova.
Miley Cyrus gets her inspiration from Britney Spears. She tells Channel 4, “I was obsessed with her Slave For You video. That was the first head shake I got from my dad when the video came out, as I tried to re-enact the whole film. Britney once performed across the street from my dad’s apartment in Canada – but there was no way I was going at that point as I was always trying to re-enact everything she did.
PETA ripped Katy Perry for using exotic animals in her video for Roar. "Animals used for entertainment... endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods. They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations. The Serengeti Ranch, the animal exhibitor that we believe supplied the animals for the Roar video, has been inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 22 times since 2001, with a total of 13 citations during that time."
Jay-Z and Beyonce performed at LeBron James' San Diego wedding this past weekend.
Gene Simmons supports Miley Cyrus. He tells Rolling Stone, ''I don't understand why people got so upset. Whether you stick out your tongue or shake your tushy, all the other girls are doing the same thing. Any girl whose name ends with an A—Madonna, Shakira, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, all these girls who sing pop songs through backing tracks like it's karaoke and gyrate all over the stage—if they can do it, why can't Miley? Either condemn the whole lot of them or leave her alone.''As for her tongue, Gene says, ''It was okay. But that's a girl's version. It's like girls basketball. It's as good as girls can get at basketball. But you can't play with the guys.''
Robin Williams is doing a sitcom because he needs the money. He tells Parade magazine, "The idea of having a steady job is appealing. I have two (other) choices: go on the road doing stand-up, or do small, independent movies working almost for scale (minimum union pay). The movies are good, but a lot of times they don't even have distribution. There are bills to pay. My life has downsized, in a good way. I'm selling the ranch up in Napa (California)... I just can't afford it anymore... Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it 'all the money,' but they changed it to 'alimony.' It's ripping your heart out through your wallet... Are things good with my exes? Yes. But do I need that lifestyle? No.