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    1. Lady Gaga kicked off the first ‘Enigma’ show of her Las Vegas residency last night, and we were there to experience it! She started the show flying in from above the crowd, proving that this is no ordinary residency show within mere seconds, much like her Super Bowl performance, with her debut single, “Just Dance”. She finally lands on the stage, an other-worldly, distant planet looking spectacle designed by Eli Russell Linnetz (who also designed the merch). She then got straight into other hits from her debut album, including “Poker Face” and “Love Game”. This show was full of outfit changes, props, and most importantly, energy. Many songs that she had only performed as ballads returned in full studio form, including “The Edge Of Glory” and “Yoü And I”. The setlist [full below] has already proven to be one of her best, containing several of her global hits, as well as deep album cuts that haven’t been performed for many years. She didn’t shy away from any of her studio albums, performing tracks from every one of them, including her most recent Soundtrack for “A Star Is Born”. Many fan favourites were revived for the residency, including “The Fame”, “Government Hooker”, “Dance In The Dark” and Beautiful, Dirty, Rich”. Petga, from the de-commissioned ARTPOP app, also makes an appearance. With a fresh look, and a new name, Enigma, she is a key part of the show’s storyline, guiding Gaga throughout the way. She is seen in several interludes which also feature new music by producer Boys Noize, who has been working on Lady Gaga’s upcoming sixth album expected to drop in 2019. Many other celebrities attended the show to support Gaga, including Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, James Charles, Regina King and Adam Lambert. Katy was seen multiple times throughout the night singing and dancing along to the performances. Gaga also hinted during the show that her residency may be extended, saying “I’ll be here for two whole years, three if I’m lucky.” As of now, her Enigma and Jazz & Piano Las Vegas residency continues through til November 9, 2019. Buy tickets here, using our code GAGANOW for 20$ off. INTRO + JUST DANCE + POKER FACE LOVEGAME INTERLUDE + DANCE IN THE DARK BEAUTIFUL DIRTY RICH THE FAME TELEPHONE APPLAUSE PAPARAZZI AURA SCHEIßE + JUDAS GOVERNMENT HOOKER + I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS THE EDGE OF GLORY ALEJANDRO MILLION REASONS YOU AND I BAD ROMANCE BORN THIS WAY SHALLLOW
    2. FULL COVERAGE: 'Enigma' opening night

      Lady Gaga’s first Enigma show is just around the corner, and we will provide real-time updates! Several members from our team will be in Las Vegas at the first show of the residency. While we cant promise a full livestream, we will provide live streamed portions of the show via Instagram, as well as photos and videos from the event as it is happening on our social media sites! Be sure to follow, and turn post notifications on for our Twitter and Instagram pages to not miss a single thing on Friday. Follow us on Twitter here. Follow us on Instagram here. The show kicks off at 8PM local time in Vegas. Check below for times in your location.
    3. The 'A Star Is Born' premiere took place in Japan today, ahead of the films upcoming release in the country. Bradley Cooper was in attendance, where he spoke to the crowd about the film. “I know all of Lady Gaga’s fans are the best in the world here [Japan] and she knows that. I think you’ll be hearing from her shortly [via video message]” - said Cooper, adding that Gaga wishes she could have been in attendance, before discussing the creation process of the film and its original music. Lady Gaga sent in a video message though, and announced a special competition! Two fans can win the chance to be flown out to Las Vegas to watch her rehearse for her upcoming show "Enigma". There are also runner up prizes to be won, including signed merchandise and guitar picks. Entries are open now to all residents of Japan. She also added that she will be moving to Vegas next week. Watch Gaga's video message below.
    4. Lady Gaga scores 5 Grammy Nominations

      The 61st Annual Grammy Awards nominations were announced today, and Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper have scored 4 nominations for "Shallow", and Gaga has scored an additional nomination for "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)"! These are Bradley's first ever Grammy nominations, and bring Gaga's total to 24 nominations. Check out the full list of nominations below. Record Of The Year - "Shallow" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper) [Gaga's 2nd ever in this category, first since 2010] Song Of The Year - "Shallow" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper) [Gaga's 2nd ever in this category, first since 2010] Best Pop/Duo Group Performance - "Shallow" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper) [Gaga's 1st ever in this category] Best Song Written For Visual Media - "Shallow" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper) [Gaga's 2nd ever in this category, first since 2016] Best Pop Solo Performance - "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)" (Lady Gaga) [Gaga's 3rd ever in this category, first since 2017] Rewatch the announcement livestream below.
    5. Several iconic pieces from Lady Gaga's outfits over the years will be auctioned off online on 'Gotta Have Rock And Roll'. The bidding will kick off tomorrow, where you can get your hands on items such as one of Gaga's Joanne hats worn for promotion, her custom Super Bowl rehearsal jacket, a Cheek To Cheek tour gown and more! It will come at a price though, with the cheapest of the clothing items starting bids at $1500 USD. There is also an additional non-closing item, a 'Born This Way' poster from an appearance Gaga made at a Best Buy store, with bidding only starting at $50. Check out the full listing here. Good luck!
    6. Brian Newman and Lady Gaga have teamed up once again, this time for a track titled "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"! Gaga features on the song, which is a cover of the classic, and is on Newman's new album "Showboat". Listen below.
    7. As news broke of the devastating Woolsey fires in California moving closer to residential areas, Lady Gaga amongst many others had no choice but to evacuate their homes. After leaving her Malibu residence, Gaga visited a Red Cross shelter at Pacific Palisades High School. She comforted those in the shelter who also had to leave their homes, including a 98 year old woman who she spoke and sang to. Gaga handed out gift cards, took photographs, and offered some words of advice. "I extend my love ... I know we do not know each other, but I love you. This is an emergency, but you are not alone." She also encouraged everyone to take advantage of mental health counsellors on the premises and for them to share stories and talk to each other to get through it. Watch below as she speaks to those at the shelter. Although it was feared destroyed, Lady Gaga's home was thankfully confirmed to be unscathed by the fire.
    8. NRJ has aired an alternate version of the "Shallow" music video in France. Due to French laws prohibiting entire clips of a movie being used broadcast, it features new, unseen clips and behind the scenes footage of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Watch it below This video doesn't work on Facebook and Twitter. Open it from your mobile browser and close all adds!
    9. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" soundtrack has reached the top spot on the ARIA Albums chart! It becomes Gaga's third #1 album in Australia, her first there since 2011's "Born This Way", and Cooper's first ever down under! Their global hit single moves up to #1 on the ARIA Singles chart, making it Gaga's fourth ever chart topping hit in Australia.
    10. Lady Gaga joined the director general of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, penning an emotional essay for The Guardian. They wrote about the lack of reliable mental health support services around the globe & the need to eliminate the stigma around treatable conditions. It starts with a jarring but unfortunately true fact stating that "By the time you finish reading this, at least 6 people will have killed themselves around the world." Read an excerpt below. "The time has come for us all, collectively, to tackle the causes and symptoms of mental illness, and provide care for those who suffer from it. You don’t have to be an international artist or the head of the World Heath Organization (WHO) to make an impact. We can all help to build communities that understand, respect and prioritize mental wellness. We can all learn how to offer support to loved ones going through a difficult time. And we can all be a part of a new movement – including people who have faced mental illness themselves – to call on governments and industry to put mental health at the top of their agendas. In Zimbabwe, grandmothers are leading the way by offering evidence-based counseling sessions on benches, which is helping break down stigma. In the United Kingdom and Australia, peer-to-peer education programs encourage young people to support one another. And mobile technology is providing exciting new platforms for delivering services and opening up healthy dialogue. Since 2013, the WHO has been working with countries to implement a global action plan on mental health. Earlier this year the WHO published the Global Mental Health Atlas, which provides information from 177 countries on progress towards achieving the plan’s targets. The key takeaway is that although there has been some progress, we need significant investments to expand services." You can read the full length essay here.
    11. I had the honour of attending the Sydney premiere of A Star Is Born tonight. I held off from hearing the soundtrack album so that my experience was as raw and fresh as it could be. I walked in with both many expectations and none at all. By that, I mean I already knew bits and pieces about the film from reviews and trailers, but overall didn’t want to set any sort of bar to meet. I won a double pass so I brought one of my friends with me. We arrived to see a variety of large posters, banners and other promotional media, and were given cute wristbands. There was opportunities for photos on a red carpet so we took a few! They had a bar with free drinks, and when we got to our seats they had free popcorn. A Snapchat code on the giant screen as we walked into the cinema that linked to a special discount code to get 20% off the soundtrack too. It was such a brilliant atmosphere. I wanted to sit down, watch the film and take it all in like a sponge and thats exactly what I did. Not once was I bored or dared to check my phone or leave my seat. Every minute of the film was important. In fact, every frame. From the humor throughout and the dark undertones that start to become more prominent, it was brilliant. The critics high praise isn’t to be taken lightly, believe every word. This is the kind of film that makes you really think. It takes you on an emotional rollercoaster throughout. The story is so beautiful and raw yet real and eye opening. There is some serious foreshadowing throughout that makes you realise at the end that sometimes the signs of something are there all along the whole way. From incredible original songs, spanning multiple genres, shown in both full and short lengths, to insane visuals of performances showing just how modernised this remake truly Is, you see that ASIB has it all. At some times it seems like the story is jumping ahead a little too fast, then you realise exactly whats happening and are back up to speed. But that is not a bad thing - It perfectly encapsulates the fast-paced life of a celebrity, and life style changes of an upcoming one. You feel as though you’re on stage, in the house, on the road with Ally and Jackson. By the end, I felt different. I can’t quite pinpoint what or why, but this film clings to your soul emotionally. It leaves you walking out of the cinema thinking “really? That was 2 hours?” and asking yourself what you just witnessed. Because you may have literally seen the incredible story unfold, but you’re left feeling like time has just jumped ahead remarkably and like you aren’t the same person you were when you walked in the doors to take your seat. Barely any films have left such a mark on me like this and I already feel like I need to see it again and again to truly appreciate and understand it. I absolutely recommend you see this film, with friends, with family and anyone else you can find. All you need to take with you is a packet of tissues to see this film. Anthony (@antpats2 on Twitter)
    12. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's single Shallow from the A Star Is Born soundtrack is officially out now! The track premiered today as Zane Lowe's 'World Record' on Beats 1 radio. The music video for the track also dropped today. Watch it below! The full soundtrack and film will be released next Friday. Buy "Shallow" on iTunes here. Stream "Shallow" on Spotify/Apple Music here
    13. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper premiered their upcoming film “A Star Is Born” on Monday night in Los Angeles, officially launching the movie in the US before its release next Friday. But they weren’t the only stars to attend! Others spotted included Lea Michelle, Kathy Bates, Cheyenne Jackson, Alyssa Milano, Julianne Hough, Rupaul, Adam Lambert, Steven Spielberg, and other artists involved in the creation of the films music like Lukas Nelson, Diane Warren, Marl Nilan Jr. and DJWS! Gaga stunned in a sparkling custom Givenchy gown and cape and walked the red carpet with Bradley. The pair met fans and posed for photos before heading into the Shine auditorium for the premiere, the same location where the last scene was filmed last year, as well as scenes for a previous remake with Judy Garland in 1954! The pair are next heading to London for the UK premiere of the film on Thursday.
    14. If you missed the wild weekend that just passed, we’ve got you covered! Lady Gaga touched down in Toronto to premiere A Star Is Born at Toronto International Film Festival, and she’s been very busy. Through all the outfit changes, parties and events, Gaga again stunned a brand new wave of critics, bringing in even more incredible reviews. News first broke that she had arrived in Toronto on Saturday when Gaga was spotted with actor Hugh Jackman. The pair snapped a photo together before she headed off to film interviews for A Star Is Born with Bradley and the cast. They sat down with various people, including Good Morning America, e Talk and Fandango. Many of the interviews have now aired and can be watched below. She then attended a private reception and screening of the film, chatting with guests. Gaga finished off the night heading to Entertainment Weekly’s TIFF party. Don't be fooled by the pictures - all of this happened in one day! She was sure to show up in a different outfit at each event. On Sunday, Gaga and Cooper joined the ASIB cast for an hour long press conference at TIFF. They all answered questions from the host and the press, revealing more about the film and the process creating it. You can watch the full chat here. A few hours later, Gaga re-emerged on the red carpet in a stunning black dress and veil by Giorgio Armani. She met fans, signed autographs, posed for photos before heading off to stop for a few quick interviews. By the time she appeared inside the theatre to screen the film, she had made yet another outfit change and said a few brief words before the film began. Following the film, the cast took part in a 40 minute Q&A on-stage. The audience at one point gave her a roaring applause and standing ovation, which she felt overwhelmed by and began crying. You can watch it below. Gaga then went to the premiere’s afterparty at Masonic Temple. After a tight packed day of promotion and events, Gaga took the time to chat with a small group of fans who had waited for her. She posed for a few photos and signed their tickets as they chatted about the film and red carpet look. On Monday morning, Gaga shared a new set of photos to Instagram, before heading off to film more interviews with the A Star Is Born cast! The cover and article for Vogue Magazine’s October Issue starring Lady Gaga also hit the internet, which you can read here. After a short, tight paced trip, Gaga headed back home. She was spotted one more time at the airport where she met a few more fans.
    15. Lady Gaga recently sat down to speak with Swiss newspaper 20 Minutes to discuss "A Star Is Born", her upcoming Las Vegas residency and also confirms that she is working on her sixth studio album! The interview was not published in English, so we have translated it below. You can read the original here. After appearing on the big screen, the New Yorker takes the lead in the first film directed by actor Bradley Cooper. She plays ... a singer. What made you decide to accept the role of Ally in "A Star Is Born"? I took comedy classes as a teenager, and this is a facet of my life as an artist that I have always wanted to explore. My meeting with Bradley Cooper (editor's note: director of the film) was decisive for this project. He came to my California home and I read his passion in his eyes. I totally trusted him by giving me his full staging. This is the first time we see you without the makeup and costumes of Gaga ... It scared me, at first, to be natural. But Bradley had such strength in him that he pushed me to show my vulnerability to the camera. There was not a single time I was afraid of my appearance in this movie. I just wanted to be in the skin of the character. In "A Star Is Born", your characters father has a preponderant place. What about you and your father? I am a real daddy girl in the sense that I have always loved my father and that I do everything today to take care of him. It also helped me play my character, Ally, who works in a restaurant all night and looks after her dad when she comes home. My father has not yet seen the final version of the film, but he will be with me at the premiere in Hollywood in late September. What advice would you give to young Swiss artists who will read this interview? You have to believe in yourself and not try to change yourself to please others. There are some details of my character in "A Star Is Born" that have been added to the storyline from my personal experiences. When I started, I was really advised to have my nose altered. And I refused because I am proud of my Italian origins and my appearance. An artist must know how to be loved for what he represents. And especially not to comply with the expectations of others. It's my originality that made me Lady Gaga. You will give a series of concerts from the end of the year in Las Vegas. What can we expect? It was Elton John who decided me because we are longtime friends and I am the godmother of his children. I saw his show in Vegas and he brought tears to my eyes with his energy and dynamism. I've been working on my career for ten years and this engagement in Vegas will allow me to invent something new for my fans. There will be two totally different shows to show various facets of my personality. Enigma will be a gathering all my hits and the second will be more jazzy and retro. When will Gaga return to Switzerland on stage? Not in the next two years. In addition to my Vegas shows, I'm working on a new album. And I just finished the last details of the soundtrack of "A Star Is Born". Apart from the songs in the the film, it also includes several unreleased tracks that only appear a few seconds on the screen, so full of surprises. And tell your readers that I'm waiting for my Swiss fans in Vegas this winter!
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