Recovering Bulimic Lady Gaga is Sick of the Diet Wars

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Though Lady Gaga's day wardrobe often consists of little more than some Saran Wrap and oversized sunglasses, she confessed she wasn't always so free and easy when it comes to body image and struggled with bulimia during high school. Speaking at a conference called It's Our Turn at an LA school, Gaga shared her story when a girl admitted to struggling with body issues and asked her how she got to be so confident. "I used to throw up all the time in high school. So I'm not that confident. I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night," she said, adding that she stopped when she realized the stomach acid was impacting negatively on her vocal chords. "Weight is still a struggle. Every video I'm in, every magazine cover, they stretch you – they make you perfect. It's not real life ... I'm gonna say this about girls: The dieting wars have got to stop. Everyone just knock it off. Because at the end of the day, it's affecting kids your age. And it's making girls sick." [Page Six]


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It's going to do wonders for her no doubt impressive ego, but Madonna is inadvertently promoting peace in the Middle East after Israeli fans begged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to attack Iran until after her Tel Aviv concert. "Bibi don't start a war with Iran until after Madonna's show on May 29," reads a statement on group's Facebook page. With Bibi being a popular nickname for the PM. [Haaretz]
In related news, Madge is giving away copies of her new album to those who purchase concert tickets. Every so gently softening the blow of the $359.50 Yankee Stadium floor seats. [Page Six]

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As I told Renée, the avid and awesome Dirt Bag reader who sent me this little nugget, when I think of sexual pleasure my mind goes directly to Kris Jenner. So, clearly, there is no one better suited to become the new face of Zestra Essential Arousal Oils – which claims "to enhance a woman's sexual pleasure by heightening sensitivity to touch." Ensuring that the next time you sit down to masturbate or have sex with your partner you think of Kris. Who wouldn't want that? [Life & Style]

The world lost its collective shit when Kristen Bell showed a video of herself losing hers when faced with the heart-stopping adorableness of a sloth on Ellen. Clearly it was only a matter of time before someone Songify-d it and, with it, created summer's biggest hit. It's this year's "Can't Hug Every Cat!" [YouTube]


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In further adorable news, but also tinged with sadness, Hilary Duff posted a picture of her Chihuahua, Lola – who is doing well after brain surgery. "[She] was having terrible seizures," Tweeted Duff. "She had a shunt put in her scull2drain fluid off her brain & now is doing great." The thought of Lola's wee little noggin requiring surgery is too much. It's great she's doing well. [E!]

  • If you ever wanted to know what Jack Donaghy's memoir Jack-Off would look like, well, here you go. [NY Mag]
  • Love fashion, bitching about people and drinking? Well, Rose Byrne has come up with a drinking game that'll make the Oscar pre-show red carpet even more fun. [Fashionista]
  • It's no shock that the entertainment industry has messed up ideas about women of a certain age, but this article about Demi Moore deserves a mention for the title alone – "No Country For Old Women." Yeah, I'm easily won. [Forbes]
  • It's amazing that Lindsay Lohan is so confident of her allure that when she wants some businessman to buy her a $20K present for no particular reason she gets an assistant to ask him. [Page Six]
  • Whenever I see a link about a celebrity's fitness regime I always roll my eyes before clicking it and reading the article in full. Here is Jennifer Aniston's if you want to roll and click. [Page Six]
  • 50 Cent is over in Kenya and Somalia with the World Food Program team. [NYDN]
  • I'm the last one to say a nice word about LeAnn Rimes, but she did have some balls going on Chelsea Lately after Chelsea Handler spoke a lot of shit about her. [E!]
  • It's been a long time coming – Paul McCartney gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. [E!]
  • Halle Berry says the reason she wants to move to her daughter Nahla to France with boyfriend Olivier Martinez is because she's scared of her stalkers and their death threats. [E!]
  • The casting team behind The Hunger Games didn't want two worlds colliding and told Kellan Lutz he couldn't audition for the part of Gale Hawthorne because he was in Twilight. [US]
  • Wanting it to be as authentic as possible, Vanessa Hudgens spent two weeks living in a homeless to prepare for her role in Gimme Shelter. [US]
  • We already knows how she feels about Karl Lagerfeld's opinion on the subject, and Adele had even more to say about body image when she appeared on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper: "I don't want to be some skinny mini with my tits out. I really don't want to do it and I don't want people confusing what it is that I'm about." [US]
  • Christina Aguilera has spoken out about how her father abused her and her mother when she was a child, but now she wants to put it all behind her and "have lunch" with the man. [US]
  • It's easy enough to try and forget what's in your Burger King meal, but Michael Lohan serving it to you? Too much! [TMZ]
  • I have always, currently do and will continue to love Coco until the day I'm put into the cold, hard ground. This picture she Tweeted of herself lying naked next to her infant nephew is an example of why. Why? Why not?! [TMZ]
  • Chelsea Handler admits she's harder on men than women because they've had an easier ride in life. [Radar]
  • Chris Brown won't be doing the red carpet at the Grammys. Which is probably for the best — I know what I'd ask if I were in the press pit. [Radar]
  • Fans of Melissa McCarthy had better brace themselves because she just landed a TV deal with CBS. Though don't expect to see her, she'll be executive producer and her husband Ben Falcone will star. [Vulture]
  • And fans of Portlandia had better brace their eyes because the series is soon to be in book form: "The guide will be written like a traditional travel book, but instead of recommending a reasonably priced diner in Oaxaca, it will lead readers through the Portlandia's landmarks, restaurants, and, undoubtedly, book stores." [Vulture]
  • Wondering if Lana Del Ray's lips are injectable free? Well, she says they're cartoonized but the real deal. [Just Jared]
  • More on Del Ray: she says she owes her voice to falling out of a tree, breaking her ribs and not telling a soul about it. Don't try this at home. [Just Jared]



That "expensive gift" thing is generally high end escort code. It would also clarify the dozens of blind items over the last few months about with former "tween star" has become one of the more expensive high end escorts in Los Angeles and explain why Lohan has moved into a hotel (where the paparazzi won't scare off johns.)

Once you get over the $1,000 an hour range gifts become a better idea than real cash, if for no other reason than carrying around $15k in cash is troublesome. (This would also explain why she had 10k in cash when she her purse got stolen last month - she had probably not figured out the gift angel and gotten paid in cash for a date.)

The protocol is for the john to give the gift with the gift receipt so that the escort can then exchange it for something that's more easy to sell. (If you give the escort four Prada handbags for example those can be hard to unload on eBay for near their value, but if she exchanges them for the equivalent value of gold jewelry at Macy's they can then be converted into cash at a gold merchant fairly easily.)

One of the other reasons the super high end escorts do this is that it's a lot harder to prosecute a woman who gets a present from a guy after a hot date than it is to prosecute a woman who has had a date give her cash.

That said, trying this at an auction seems like an odd idea. But it does say she recognized the guy, which, to me, would imply that he'd been one of her johns before and she wanted to see if he was up for another round, which, clearly, he wasn't.