Lady Gaga’s Family’s Restaurant Infested with Vermin

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Lady Gaga does a good job of keeping her personal life out of the tabloids.

She literally disappeared after her hip injury. The only reason fans are sure she’s okay is because she has told us all that her new single “Applause” and new album ARTPOP will be coming soon.

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Otherwise, we don’t know what that crazy lady is up to.

But her family may have ruined the private life she managed to hide from us all.

Joanne Trattoria, the Germanotta family restaurant, is rumored to be infested with mice.

According to Starcrush, Joanne Trattoria, named after Lady Gaga’s aunt, a painter who died of lupus at 19, “received an ‘A’ rating—then was promptly infested with mice the very same day (July 31).”

Yikes!

Witnesses dining at the Italian restaurant in NYC told RadarOnline that there were mice crawling all over eating bits and pieces of bread from the floor.

Gross.

The Germanotta’s opened the restaurant back in February 2012, and have been battling the critics ever since.

And this mouse infestation doesn’t help.

One critic stated that Joanne Trattoria served “calamari like leather” and it was like eating “airplane food.”

That’s really harsh.

The restaurant’s grade went down to a B in June, and Mr. Germanotta was not happy about it.

He blamed the bad grade on having “one bad potato” in a storage bin of dozens of veggies.

On July 31st the restaurant got it’s A grade back, and Lady Gaga’s dad gloated about it all over twitter, stating:

“Were got it back. Never give up!”

“Got its A grade back. funny how @nypost doesn’t cover that. Where’s Mr Potatohead now?”

But he didn’t do his victory dance alone. The NYC mice joined in as well, ruining the reputation of the restaurant all over again.

Better set some traps, Mr. Germanotta, because your daughter can’t afford to have this kind of publicity while her new album is getting ready for release.

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This Week in Music: Naya Rivera’s “Sorry” ft. Big Sean Teaser

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The first week of August brought to us a hint of Glee when Santana, played by  Naya Rivera, released a thirty-second teaser for her new song “Sorry.”

 

“#SorrynotSorry,” she added in a later tweet.

Very fitting.

The song features Naya Rivera’s boyfriend, rapper Big Sean.

Not a fan of that guy.

Or of this song, unfortunately.

#SorryverySorry.

The song has an R&B feel with a funky saxophone beat. In the teaser Naya Rivera proves to us she’s Spelling Bee material by spelling out the word “sorry” twice.

The teaser ends with a male voice shouting, “B*tch!”

I’m quite disappointed.

As a Glee fan, I’ve been in love with Santana’s vocals since she sang “Valerie” at sectionals.

Why you no stick to jazz pop Naya?!

It’s like her voice was made for Amy Winehouse type songs, yet she denies it by trying to go all R&B on us.

In summary, this is the “Sorry” teaser:

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Couldn’t have said it better myself, MarichKaulitz.

Now its your turn to decide how you feel about Naya Rivera’s sample of “Sorry.”

Celebrity Dating Profiles

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Ever wonder what it would be like if our favorite celebrities were normal people like us, with profiles on dating sites?

I can’t fathom a celebrity looking for love online, but Buzzfeed could! Check out their version of celebrity profiles here!

Since I loved the idea of this so much, I decided to write some for today’s post.

Behold—I present to you, “Celebrity Dating Profiles: The Whisper Box Edition.”

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Bradley Cooper
38 / M / Straight / Single / Los Angeles, California

About me: I have a weird fetish for getting roped up in sticky situations. My dogs are my best friends. I love weddings. Just make sure no one ruins that occasion for me. Please.

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I clean up nice.

On a Friday night I am: Drinking a bottle of Jack with my buddies at the bar.

Biggest Achievement: Being the best man at my best friend’s wedding.

Catch phrase: Baby, I’m limitless.

 

 

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Florence Welch
27 / F / Straight / Single / Camberwell, London

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You’ll never know what a fool I’ve been.

About me: Lover of tragic romance. My love has concrete feet. Love me or leave me where I stand.

On a Friday night I am: Living on such sweet nothing.

Biggest achievement: Kissing a guy with my fist. He’s fine, don’t worry!

Catch phrase: The kindest of kisses break the hardest of hearts.

 

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Keira Knightley
28 / F/ Curious / Single / Teddington, London

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Lips.

About me: I have the worst luck sometimes, but I make the best if it. I love Jane Austen. Sailing is one of my hobbies. Nothing but Chanel No. 5 is allowed to touch my bare neck.

On a Friday night I am: Spinstering it up with my Jane Austen book collection.

Biggest achievement: Finishing Pride and Prejudice in less than 8 hours. I have a lot of time on my hands.

Catch phrase: Peace, love, and Coco Chanel.

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Ezra Koenig
29 / M / Straight / Single / New York, New York

About me: Columbia literature grad. I love medieval culture. I’ll read you Dante’s Inferno or Thomas Aquinas any night.

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I have friends, I promise.

On a Friday night I am: Writing poetry in my NYC loft.

Biggest achievement: Writing an allegorical poem at 1am titled “Ottoman.”

Catch phrase: Ride on time.

 

 

Any of you a match for these lovely singletons?

Hope you enjoyed my version of celebrity online dating profiles! I had a blast writing it!

Jamie Lee Curtis Injured in Car Crash

Our favorite Freaky Friday mom got injured in a car crash on August 1st in the early morning.

Jamie Lee Curtis was riding through the traffic in Venice, California as a passenger in a black Yukon SUV. Suddenly, the car crashed into the back of a BMW.

And guess who came to her rescue?

Jodie Foster to Jamie Lee's rescue!

Jodie Foster to Jamie Lee’s rescue!

Our favorite Panic Room mom, of course!

Two separate ambulances came to take the people involved to the ER.

According to Starcrush, “Actress Jamie Lee Curtis got into a nasty car accident…one that was bad enough that she had to be taken away in an ambulance. [P]al Jodie Foster was able to swoop in like Superman to come to her aid.”

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For photos, visit TMZ.com

Jamie Lee called Jodie Foster immediately after the crash, a witness recalls. Jodie Foster arrived at the scene in the blink of an eye. Quite cinematic.

Go mom power!

A funny comment appeared on TMZ’s site, reminding us of Jamie Lee’s infamous Activia endorsements:

fun comment jamie crashWay to make this shocking news a good laugh, Tippy!

Jamie Lee had minor injuries and is currently resting at home. The driver of the black Yukon, however, isn’t doing so great.

Best wishes for Jamie Lee’s fast and stress free recovery.

Emma Watson: “They didn’t think I should act…”

Imagine a world without actress Emma Watson.

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I don’t think anyone would like that world very much.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Emma Watson discusses how some of the people in her life lead her to believe she shouldn’t continue acting after the Harry Potter franchise was over.

“For a while I kind of bought into the hype of, ‘Will they ever be able to play anything else?’ It gave me a sense of paralysis and stage fright for a while,” she said in the interview. “And then a professor told me that they didn’t think I should act, either. So I was really grappling with it and wasn’t feeling good about it. And then, I don’t know…it got so bad and people had put me in a box so much that it started pissing me off. I suddenly wanted to prove them wrong. It gave me fuel, in a way. I’m not sure why that shift happened.”

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Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, 2001-2011

After ten years in the Harry Potter film series, it became difficult for many to picture her playing any other role but Hermione Granger.

“I wanted to make a conscious adult decision that [acting] was what I wanted to pursue, because that decision was made for me as a nine-year-old. I had no idea what I wanted. I had no idea who I was really. So I wanted to step away and make sure this is what I wanted to pour my life and my energy and my blood, sweat, and tears into,” Watson said in the interview.

Emma Watson got back to acting in 2012. “I was really unsure, but then I read the script for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and falling in love with that and then having such a great experience on that movie kind of sealed the deal for me.”

Although I’m not much of a Harry Potter fan, I really enjoyed seeing Emma Watson play Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I cried at the end of that movie. That’s how amazing the actors performed for that film.

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Emma Watson as Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 2012

I can’t fathom any other actress filling the role of Sam in that film. It wouldn’t have been the same if Sam were to be played by anyone other than Emma Watson.

Since then, Emma Watson has gone on to play Nicki Moore in The Bling Ring (2013) and a fictional version of herself in the film This is the End (2013).

Don’t ever stop doing what you do, Emma. You’re an amazing actress. Never let anyone let you believe otherwise.

 

Kelly Clarkson’s Jane Austen Gold Ring Fiasco

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UK Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey and Kelly Clarkson

Once upon a time, Kelly Clarkson bought British writer Jane Austen’s gold ring at a Sotheby’s auction.

For over £150,000 ($228,000 USD).

That’s a large amount of British pounds there!

However, the odds don’t seem to be in Kelly Clarkson’s favor with this ring.

The UK’s Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey placed a ban on the ring, preventing her from taking it out of the country.

Image: Jane Austen's ring, on auction at Sotheby's

Jane Austen’s ring

According to DailyMail, “the ring is one of only three surviving pieces of jewellery known to have belonged to the Pride and Prejudice author, having been given to her sister Cassandra and then passed down through the family before it was sold.”

Vaizey is hoping that a Brit will buy the ring so that the late author’s jewel stays in the UK.

“Jane Austen’s modest lifestyle and her early death mean that objects associated with her of any kind are extremely rare, so I hope that a UK buyer comes forward so this simple but elegant ring can be saved for the nation,” he said.

The ban expires on September 30th. If proof emerges of “a serious intention to raise funds” to match the price of the ring, the export license can be extended until December 30th.

So will that ring be leaving the UK before 2013 is over? Or will Kelly Clarkson have to leave the jewel in its native land?

If the Brits manage to keep the ring, at least Kelly still has that first edition copy of Austen’s novel “Persuasion” she also bought in the Sotheby’s sale.

Remember Kelly, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!”