DAILY DIRT - June 16, 2011
GAGA TO PREMIERE “THE EDGE OF GLORY” VIDEO TONIGHT
Lady Gaga fans are in for a treat tonight (6/16). The pop star just announced on her Twitter page that during a brand new episode of So You Think You Can Dance, she is going to be unveiling the video for her latest single, “The Edge of Glory.” SYTYCD airs at 8 PM Eastern on FOX.
GAGA’S MEAT DRESS ON DISPLAY AT RRHOF
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will exhibit the hand-sewn meat dress Lady Gaga wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards as part of its Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power exhibit. Gaga wore her famous meat dress onstage during her acceptance for Best Video of the Year for “Bad Romance” at the MTV Video Music Awards back on September 12th, 2010. The raw-meat dress was created in collaboration between designer Franc Fernandez and designer Nichola Formichetti and received both criticism and praise from the media and the public.
QUOTE: Lady Gaga explained her decision to wear the dress to Ellen DeGeneres days after the VMAs: "Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian. As you know, I am the most judgment-free human being on the earth. However, it has many interpretations for me this evening. If we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat."
BEYONCE JOINS MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW
Beyonce has been confirmed as a performer at this year’s Macy’s Fourth Of July Fireworks Spectacular. The diva will reportedly be joined by country music superstar Brad Paisley. Be sure to tune in when the Nick Lachey-hosted event airs on NBC Monday, July 4th from 9 to 10 PM Eastern.
BEYONCE SAYS SHE FEELS SHY AROUND PEOPLE
According to 411Mania.com, Beyonce revealed that she feels the most uncomfortable in front of small groups of people. The singer, who has performed for millions of fans, explained, “I get really uncomfortable when I'm not performing on the stage or on a photo shoot and have too many people looking at me expecting a performance.” Bey admits that she will “kind of shut down and become shy. I'm better at one-on-one conversations. I do become shy and a bit intimidated when it’s a large group of people, I definitely retreat. At a big dinner I just hope that no one expects anything from me. I wish I'd disappear.” In related news, her upcoming album, 4, arrives on June 28th.
JOSS STONE KIDNAPPING PLOT FOILED
In what has to be one of the strangest stories of the year, British paper the Daily Telegraph is reporting that two men were arrested outside of Joss Stone’s home in the English countryside with swords, rope, a body bag and a map of exactly where she lives. A source says that police are trying to figure out if the men were after Stone’s money or just harboring resentment over her success, but that it definitely “looks like they were going to do her really nasty harm if they didn't get what they wanted.” Read more at NME.com.
JOSS’ REACTION: Joss issued a statement saying, “I'd like to thank everyone for their concern but I'm absolutely fine and getting on with life as normal while the police continue with their enquiries.”
TUPAC SHOOTER REVEALED!
AllHipHop.com reports the man named Dexter Isaac, who shot Tupac, has come forward. While this isn’t the same man who killed the rapper, Isaac has gone on record and revealed that he was hired by Jimmy Henchman to shoot ‘Pac back in 1994. He explained from prison, “I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman]. I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie's] mothers some closure.” Dexter was only paid 25-hundred to shoot Pac, who would have been 40 years old today (6/16).
TIDBIT: On September 13th, 1996, the rap legend died from internal bleeding stemming from a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas
ARNOLD’S MISTRESS DID NOT GET PAID TO TALK!
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former mistress and baby mama, Mildred Baena, gave a tell-all interview recently to Hello! Magazine. She says she didn’t get paid for the interview and only wanted to do it to “set the record straight once and for all” concerning the whole matter.