Lady Gaga's New Album "Will Change The World"S

  • Demure and ever-so-humble pop star Lady Gaga says her new album will "change the world."

Quoth the lady: "The album is my absolute greatest work I've ever done and I'm so excited about it. The message, the melodies, the direction, the meaning, what it will mean to my fans and what it will mean in my own life — it's utter liberation. I knew I had an ability to change the world when I started to receive letters from fans: ‘You saved my life...' ‘I'm gay and my parents threw me out...' My fans have related to me as a human being and as a non-human being - as a super-human person that I truly am." And: "Everyone tells me I'm arrogant but my music's the only thing I've got, so you'll have to let me be confident about one thing. I suppose that's what you can expect from the album: a lot of hit records that will piss people off. Beyoncé said: ‘Where the fuck do you get these ideas from?' And I was like: ‘I don't know Bee, it was just the way I was born.'" [Digital Spy via RWD Magazine]

  • Franc Fernandez, who designed Lady Gaga's meat dress, claims: "Gaga said it smelled good. It had a sweet smell. It hadn't been sitting out for more than five hours. And it's not a heavy gross meat."[ONTD]
  • Kate Gosselin has a "new" body, a fact she is announcing on the cover of People magazine. Sure, she had a tummy tuck in 2004. But she says she runs every day and is "the most fit I've ever been." Also: "I've worked really hard! Haven't I earned the right, at this point, to look good?" [NYDN]
  • Britney Spears is looking to regain control of her finances by the end of the year. Her dad has been in charge of her wallet since 2008. [News.com.au]
  • OMG, Usher wants to collaborate with Britney. Oh oh oh ohhh ohh. [Contact Music]
  • Shaquille O'Neal is a hacker?!?! [Radar Online]
  • George Clooney is not engaged, says the person paid to comment for George Clooney. [Daily Express]
  • Ouch: Martha Stewart's show on the Hallmark Channel had fewer viewers than Golden Girls reruns. [NY Post]
  • Are Annette Bening and Warren Beatty on the rocks? [Page Six]
  • While in Paris, Kim Kardashian and her mom spent $100,000 on handbags. [TMZ]
  • Katherine Jackson is suing the concert promotion firm that organized Michael Jackson's final concerts, claiming the company "breached its agreement to provide physical care" for MJ. [TMZ, NYDN]
  • Katherine Jackson's lawsuit alleges that Michael Jackson's rehearsal schedule was grueling, and at his last rehearsal, he was "shivering and disoriented." [People]
  • Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are not dating, stresses Justin's rep. [Socialite Life]
  • Selita Ebanks and Kanye West: So on. [Page Six]
  • Despite what you may have heard, Sofia Vergara is not engaged. [Contact Music]
  • For the first time, American Idol will allow online auditions. You have forty seconds to prove you're a star! [PopEater]
  • At the link, an anecdote from Ben Affleck, concerning a plane trip, lightning, a fire and a possible molester. [TV Squad]
  • Woody Allen was asked about the mosque near Ground Zero, and said: "Of course I think they should build the mosque. If I was speaking to the people who are protesting legitimately, I would try to convince them, if I could, that building the mosque takes a step toward eliminating this kind of thing from happening again. Preventing the mosque from being built is not a step in the right direction." [Gatecrasher]
  • George Michael is in solitary confinement! [Daily Mail]
  • "George Michael wept following his first night in jail — after fellow inmates reportedly taunted him with rowdy versions of his most famous hits." [Daily Express]
  • The next season of 30 Rock is going to be chock-full of guest stars: Queen Latifah, Matt Damon, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Sherri Shepherd, Rob Reiner and Chris Parnell. [UPI]
  • Spring 2011 will bring new music from Fiona Apple. [Vulture]
  • Jada Pinkett's HawthoRNe: Getting a third season. [UPI]
  • The stars of The Breakfast Club will reunite this weekend for a tribute to John Hughes. [Daily Express]
  • America is a beautiful country! Where else can reality "stars" have sex on a reality sex show? [TMZ]
  • "It's hard being a working single mother, but on the flipside, it's awesome too. You only have to worry about yourself. It's only your influence and your ideas." — Kelis. [Contact Music]
  • "My son just asked me why God didn't give me yellow hair. I may run to my colourist so when he gets back from school I can say God performed a miracle." — Elizabeth Hurley. [Contact Music]
  • "I've kissed just three people in my life, other than stuff I've done for TV or movies. I know, I'm weird! I hope Brad Pitt doesn't hear this. He's never going to want to marry me." — Blake Lively. [Contact Music]