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Video: Japan thanks Lady Gaga for tsunami support

Lady Gaga flies to Tokyo and is thanked by the Japanese government for her help and support following the tsunami.

Video: Lady Gaga praises Japanese fans

While in Japan to perform at MTV's Video Music Aid, Lady Gaga reveals how much she loves Japanese fans.

Self-styled Lady Gaga flounces off after unfashionable defeat

Flamboyant Mattek-Sands fails to live up to her own billing as the American exits with graceless complaint

Lady Gaga wants a fashion career

Lady Gaga wants to work in fashion when she is finished with music.

Video: Lady Gaga's Edge of Glory

Lady Gaga has released the video for her single Edge of Glory.

Lady Gaga's meat dress to go on display

Lady Gaga's meat dress is to go on display for the first time.

Kylie and Dannii Minogue to duet

Kylie Minogue is set to duet with sister, Dannii.

Newcastle confirm interest in striker Mevlut Erding

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has confirmed his interest in Paris St Germain striker Mevlut Erding.

Album: The Antlers, Burst Apart (Transgressive)

With the striking falsetto of Peter Silberman dominating their songs, The Antlers may be America's equivalent of Wild Beasts.

Caught in the Net: Björk gets back behind the wheel

It seems Björk's new album-meets-multimedia project, Biophilia, will be coming at us from all angles.

KT Tunstall, Musician

Cultural Life

Private jet deaths were accidental

Verdicts of accidental death were returned by an inquest jury today after five men were killed when their private jet crashed into a house.

Joan Smith: Sam Cam up till midnight! Outrageous!

I secretly hope she was just limbering up on Friday night

Dannii Minogue denies split reports

Former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue and boyfriend Kris Smith insisted today they remain "committed to their relationship" after reports that they had split.

Lady Gaga sets a record

Lady Gaga's latest album Born This Way stormed to the top of the charts this week, selling more copies than the rest of the top 10 combined.

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