LADY GAGA NOW ONE OF ONLY FIVE WOMEN TO EARN HALF-A-BILLION ON THE ROAD: Lady Gaga has been rocking the box office in Las Vegas, home of her new residency shows Enigma and Jazz & Piano. The first figures are in and according to Billboard, her opening run of 11 shows grossed $16 million and sold just over 59,000 tickets at The Park Theater at Park MGM. That’s an average of $1.452 million per show, much higher the first-leg totals of other pop stars’ residencies. Britney Spears, for example, only earned $679,000 per show, on average, when her show Piece of Me started in 2013. Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys and Gwen Stefani also all earned under $1 million per show when their residencies kicked off. As a result of her new Las Vegas grosses, Gaga’s career total gross for live performances has now passed the half-billion mark: It stands at $512.3 million. Only four other women have earned that much or more in concert revenue in their careers: Madonna, with $1.3 billion; Celine Dion, with $1 billion; Taylor Swift, with $935 million and Beyoncé, with $767 million. Gaga will resume her Vegas performances May 30th.
LADY GAGA OPENS UP ABOUT OSCAR WIN & BEING ‘IN LOVE’ WITH BRADLEY COOPER – (02/28/2019)
Lady Gaga, who took home the Best Original Song Oscar earlier in the week, made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and opened up about her A Star Is Born win, as well as her relationship with co-star Bradley Cooper.
“You had such a connection with Bradley that, instantly, and I guess this is a compliment, people started saying, ‘Oh, they must be in love’.” Jimmy Kimmel said. Gaga, who brought her statue along for the interview, gave a massive eyeroll, and then called social media the “toilet of the Internet.”
[“First of all, social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the Internet. And what it has done to pop culture is abysmal. And people saw love, and guess what, that’s what we wanted you to see. This is a love song, ‘Shallow.’ The movie, A Star Is Born, is a love story. We worked so hard, we worked all week on that performance. Bradley, who – and you know, I never relinquish control about a live stage performance and I’ve done a million of them – but he directed this film and he directed, obviously, the musical moments in the film, and ‘Shallow,’ the moment, in the film. So I knew that he had the vision for how it should go, and so I was like, ‘What do you think Bradley?’ And he laid it all out.”]
Gaga went on to chalk her and Cooper’s apparent chemistry up to the demands of performing love songs.
[“From a performance perspective, it was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time. Look, I’ve had my arms wrapped around Tony Bennett for three years touring the world. When you’re singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel.”]
“Are you having an affair with Tony Bennett?” Kimmel asked. “Be honest.”
“No!” Gaga replied. “I’m an artist, and I guess we did a good job. And, fooled ya!”
A STAR IS BORN TO BE RE-RELEASED WITH MORE: Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born will be re-released in more than 1,150 theaters with 12 minutes of previously unseen footage, Warner Bros. has announced. The one-week re-release begins Friday. So far, A Star Is Born has grossed more than $425 million worldwide. On Sunday, Lady Gaga won a Best Original Song Oscar for “Shallow.”
TRISTAN THOMPSON PURSUES KHLOE KARDASHIAN AS SHE LIKES TWEETS SLAMMING JORDYN WOODS – (02/28/2019)
Keeping Up With the Kardashian cheating scandal is a full-time job. To summarize: Khloe found out her boyfriend Tristan Thompson cheated on her (AGAIN), this time with her sister Kylie Jenner’s (former?) BFF Jordyn Woods.
Since then, Khloe dumped Tristan and the Kardashian clan has closed ranks around her, ousting Jordyn from all future business dealings with the family. (Though Kylie is reportedly torn and is considering possibly reigniting their friendship when enough time has passed, according to reports.) Oh, and Jordyn is set to sit down with Jada Pinkett Smith to tell her side of the story on Friday’s episode of Red Table Talk on Facebook.
In the run-up to the interview, Khloe, 34, is busy looking sexy on social media and “liking” posts that slam Jordyn.
One tweet that Khloe liked was a tart response to another tweet claiming her family was “smearing” Jordyn’s name “for ratings.” The second questioned Jordyn’s motivation for the interview: “I really don’t understand the point of this. There’s no way she can justify what she did.”
And Khloe isn’t the only one who isn’t a fan of Jordyn’s sit-down. When a fan praised Khloe’s BFF Malika Haqq for always having her back, she wrote: “I’ve been wrong before and I’ll be wrong again but I damn sure wouldn’t make excuses (alcohol) in an interview to gain self pity and save face. No one in my life would condone that coward like behavior.”
Meanwhile, Tristan has also been spending time online, liking Kourtney’s recent gram featuring herself, Khloe and Kendall Jenner showing off super sexy, sheer outfits.
LENA DUNHAM WEIGHS IN
But Girls creator Lena Dunham, 32, has a soft spot for Jordyn. She tweeted: “Can you imagine if who you’d made out with when you were 21 had massive public shaming consequences? When I was 21 I kissed my friend’s crush in my bathroom during a dinner party. I was inexplicably wearing a dog leash. I stayed in bed for days feeling hot shame. That was enough of a consequence! Nobody slashed prices on my eyeliner brand or whatever.” (The “Jordy” lipstick kit she partnered with Kylie on was put on sale after the scandal broke).
“The legal drinking age is 21. The legal going on TV age should be 26,” continued Dunham before joking: “Just weighing in on the important national issues!”
In a new turn of events, it seems Jordyn may have also hooked up with Khloe’s ex James Harden the same night she made out with Tristan, The Blast reports. Sources tell the site that Jordyn confessed to hooking up with the Houston Rockets star right after her rendezvous with Tristan (Monday, February 18th).
IS JORDYN WOODS AGREEING TO INTERVIEW WITH JADA BECAUSE SHE FEARS KIM’S WRATH? Jordyn Woods is agreeing to talk to Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Table Talk Friday because she feels that Jada (a longtime family friend), will allow her to tell the whole story, TMZ reports. Since she got busted cheating with Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend Tristan Thompson, her professional, social and financial life has been in tatters. She is especially fearful of Khloe’s sister Kim, who is reportedly just waiting to pounce if she breaks the NDA she signed to appear on KUWTK.
TAYLOR SWIFT COMMENTS ON FAN THEORIES ABOUT HER INSTAGRAM PICS – (02/28/2019)
Taylor Swift is responding to all those fan theories about her cryptic Instagram posts. She took to the social media platform to share yet another photo, this time featuring her cat Meredith.
In the snap, Meredith is sitting on her hind legs, with a shocked expression on her face. “She just read all the theories 🙀,” Taylor captioned the image.
While Taylor didn’t elaborate on which theories are true, many are speculating that she has new music dropping this week. Swifties have been speculating that Taylor has been giving subtle hints about the album in her Instagram posts lately. These hints involve palm trees, flamingos, mermaids, and a potential Katy Perry collab.
TAYLOR SWIFT SET TO BE HONORED AT IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS: Taylor Swift is set to be presented with the Tour of the Year honor for last year’s Reputation Stadium Tour at the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards. Taylor will be in the audience to accept the honor, which recognizes her achievements with the record breaking-tour. Not only did Taylor sell over two million tickets for the US leg of the tour, she also broke her own record for highest grossing tour by a female artist, bringing in $266 million. Taylor is also up for Best Music Video for her song “Delicate” as well as Best Fan Army, which fans can vote for on social media. The iHeartRadio Music Awards, which tapes at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, will air on March 14th on Fox. Ariana Grande has joined a star-studded lineup of performers at the event. Other performers are set to include Alicia Keys, Halsey, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves and Garth Brooks.
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