■ Lady Gaga is all smiles in a new beauty advertisement for Japanese brand Shiseido. The 30-second clip directed by Ellen von Unwerth (Britney Spears “Blackout” album art) shows Gaga having the time of her life while “Cheek To Cheek” blares in the background.
In the commercial, Gaga affirms: “Be yourself. That’s what makes you beautiful.”
Backstage at the shoot earlier this year, she told fans: “We are having the best time. We are having fun celebrating makeup and continuing to redefine what it means to be beautiful. Thank you so much for all of your love and support!”
Watch it here below [GagaDaily]:
■ Madonna says some not-so-PC remarks before helping a gay man ask his boyfriend to marry him during her Rebel Heart Tour show in Edmonton on Tuesday (Oct. 13).
■ Oprah couldn’t believe rapper T.I. said a woman couldn’t be president because they’re too emotional. On her way out from New York’s CBS studios, a paparazzo asked Winfrey about it, something she wasn’t aware of until asked.
“Nobody said that,” she said in disbelief. The photog pushed it further, and she had a reply for T.I.: “Honey child, hush your mouth. You don’t know what you’re talkin’ about.” [Billboard]
■ MØ premiered her new song “Kamikaze.”
“I love working with Diplo,” she said in a statement. “It’s always such a fun and open-minded creative process. It’s about making memorable songs but, more than that, it’s about making pop music that wants to push boundaries. I’ve been loving all kinds of pop since I first fell in love with the Spice Girls, but pop needs to bring something new to the table, it needs balls. And that’s what you get working with Diplo. Making ‘Lean On’ and being a part of that tornado these past eight months has been one of the greatest experiences in my life so far, and I’m super happy that ‘Kamikaze’ is made in a collaboration with the same group of my friends.”
■ Vanessa Carlton debuted a music video for her new song “Operator”:
■ The Muppets Swedish chef covers Sia’s “Chandelier,” and… we don’t know.
■ Jay Z testified in court today the four notes borrowed from an Arabic song for his 1999 hit “Big Pimpin'” doesn’t qualify as copyright infringement. [Billboard]
■ And finally, we’ll close the post out the way we started it – Lady Gaga covers Billboard magazine with Elton John. They issue highlights Gaga’s philanthropy, including her Born This Way Foundation and the recording process of “Til It Happens To You,” her song detailing rape on college campuses, for The Hunting Ground documentary.