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  1. Tech

    Here’s Lady Gaga in a Flying Dress Because Okay, Sure [Video]

    We might not have commercially available jetpacks just yet, but of course that hasn't stopped Lady Gaga from deciding that she needs an extra-fashionable version of one for her very own. Meet Volantis, the flying dress that we're pretty sure she named the place that Robb Stark's wife is from in Game of Thrones.

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  2. Entertainment

    Sesame Street’s The Count Celebrates One Billion YouTube Views The Only Way He Knows How [Video]

    A few weeks ago I told you about Sesame Street's goal of hitting one billion views on YouTube to put them in the same pantheon as the likes of PSY's "Gangnam Style," Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber. As of Valentine's Day they were about 22 million views shy of their goal, so Telly pleaded for more views, promising a great "Top Secret" video when the goal was reached. Well guess what just happened. Check out this new Sesame Street video with The Count counting to one billion.

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  3. Entertainment

    Help Sesame Street Hit One Billion YouTube Views, Unlock a Secret Video

    The world is a better place because of Sesame Street. It's one of the most popular children's television shows of all time. It also has a huge number of YouTube views. As of 1:26 pm today, the Sesame Street YouTube channel had 978,247,378 views, but 978,247,378 million views isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion views. That's the goal Sesame Street set for itself, and they've released a new video featuring Telly, who is the best, to help spread the word that when they hit one billion views they'll release a "Top Secret" video.

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  4. Weird

    There are Now 19 Species of Fern Named in Honor of Lady Gaga

    Reseachers at Duke University have named a newly discovered genus of fern  in honor of pop star Lady Gaga, because, okay, we don't really know why. Because she wore a dress that looks similar to the structure of some species of fern in this genus to the Grammys and some scientists have pretty good senses of humor, we guess? It also presumably works for Lady Gaga, because hey, no matter how big and fancy a pop star you are, it's nice to have living things named in your honor, right? We have to assume so, because no one is ever going to name anything after anyone here.

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  5. Tech

    Anonymous Allegedly Threatens Sony, Justin Bieber, Others Over SOPA Support

    An Anonymous-branded message threatening Sony and a handful of celebrities has surfaced and calls for attacks on the target parties as retaliation for their collective support of SOPA. The message announces that Anonymous will "destroy [Sony's] network," and has "declared that [their] fury will be brought upon...Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, and Taylor Swift," for their grievous crime. Now, I've said it before and I'll say it again: Releasing a video announcing an Anonymous attack doesn't necessarily make said Anonymous attack real, but this one seems to be gaining some traction.

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  6. Tech

    Prankster Uses Bogus DMCA Notices to Take Down Bieber’s YouTube Channel

    Just like I predicted on several occasions, YouTube's over-the-top, self-defensive copyright policy has been purposefully abused on a large scale in order to trick YouTube into haphazardly removing videos it had no business being worried about. A currently unknown person registered with the username iLCreation, hopped on YouTube and claimed copyright to each and every Justin Beiber music video. What do you think YouTube did? Took the copyright notifications of an exceedingly famous artist's every video 100% seriously and shut down Beiber's entire Vevo channel without asking for any sort of proof of the claims. As if that weren't enough, a similar attack affected Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars. It makes sense that YouTube enacts their policy this way in order to protect themselves, but this really lays bare how ridiculously extreme that policy is. If the process hadn't been automated and they had given even one second's thought to the situation, you'd think they might come to the conclusion that "Hey, about 5 pop superstars are participating in copyright infringement against one dude and he just noticed and thought to do something about it now, all at once? Hey, wait a minute...." Except that YouTube's all-complaints-are-true, automated copyright policy kept them from arriving at that second sentence.

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  7. Entertainment

    Weird Al’s Lady Gaga Parody [Video]

    Weird Al Yankovic has released the music video for "Perform This Way", a parody of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" which is the first single off his new album. Weird Al fans have been anticipating the video ever since the controversy over whether Lady Gaga would approve the song caused Yankovic to announce in April that "Perform This Way" would not be on the album.

    Yankovic tried to get permission from Lady Gaga for the parody, but her manager shot down the idea without forwarding the song to Gaga herself.  Weird Al fans were disappointed until Lady Gaga came to the rescue, approving the song.The video features Yankovic's head superimposed on a the body of a young woman, dancing and donning crazy outfits (including a version of Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress). Proceeds from "Perform This Way" will go to Human Rights Campaign, due to what Yankovic describes as the "human rights anthem" nature of Lady Gaga's original song.

    (via Laughing Squid)

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  8. Entertainment

    The Lady Gaga-Judas Priest Mashup [Video]

    Lady Gaga, meet the real Judas. Judas Priest, of course. When Lady Gaga released her second single "Judas" off the album Born This Way this past May, it was only a matter of time before someone combined the pop superstar's song with the music of metal legends Judas Priest. Wax Audio did just that, mixing "Judas" with Judas Priest's "Painkiller," to create the impressive mash up "Lady Judas."

    (via Laughing Squid)

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  9. Tech

    Lady Gaga is First User to Reach 10 Million Twitter Followers

    Lady Gaga has reached a Twitter milestone: The first user to obtain ten million followers. The milestone was reached near midnight on May 15, when she thanked her fans by saying "we did it!" The milestone says as much about Twitter as it does about Lady Gaga, considering only two years ago, Twitter had its first user to reach one million followers, Ashton Kutcher. The jump from the one million mark to the ten million mark in only two years certainly shows the impact and reach and Twitter.

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  10. Gaming

    GagaVille: Lady Gaga + FarmVille

    If you've been waiting your entire life for Lady Gaga and the creators of FarmVille to join forces, your wish has been granted.

    Lady Gaga and Zynga today announced a partnership to launch the mega-artist’s new album “Born this Way.” Launching May 17, the first-of-its-kind program gives “little monsters” throughout the world a first listen to exclusive un-released songs from the upcoming when they visit GagaVille, a uniquely designed neighboring farm in FarmVille (There will be unicorns and crystals. Enough said.). The full album also comes bundled as a free download with the purchase of a special Zynga $25 game card, available exclusively at Best Buy.
    We at Geekosystem generally try to do a little more than blockquote press releases, and there's probably some 'celebrity 2.0' angle here or something if we really stretch it, but that pretty much covers it. (via Zynga)

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  11. Entertainment

    Lady Gaga Refuses to Let Weird Al Parody Her Song for His Upcoming Album [Update]

    Some of today's musical artists just don't seem to understand that it's an honor when "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies one of your songs. Back in 1985, Madonna was canny enough to slip the suggestion to Weird Al that "Like a Surgeon" would be a humorous title for a "Like a Virgin" parody. But her would-be successor, Lady Gaga, humorlessly shot down a Weird Al parody of "Born This Way" called "Perform This Way," according to a posting on Yankovic's blog which documents the bizarre saga. You can read the whole thing there, but to make a long story short, Yankovic sent the following pitch for the song to Gaga's camp:

    I’d like to do a parody of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” called “I Perform This Way.” The basic concept is that I, as a Lady Gaga doppelganger of sorts, describe the incredibly extravagant ways in which I perform on stage. Meat dresses and giant eggs would most likely be referenced, but also much more ridiculous made-up examples of bizarre wardrobe and stage production. As with all my parodies, it would be respectful of the artist, while having a bit of fun with her larger-than-life image.
    Gaga's camp proceeded to stonewall Yankovic, then ultimately shot him down. (Luckily, he released the audio to YouTube, and you can hear it below.)

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  12. Entertainment

    Spider Jerusalem’s Camera-Glasses Exist and Lady Gaga Has Them

    Rogue journalist Spider Jerusalem had a set of oddly-shaped glasses that snapped pictures. I've always wanted them even if they didn't snap pictures, simply because Spider Jerusalem is awesome, rogue journalism is awesome, and ridiculous-looking glasses that let me display my love for Transmetropolitan would be awesome. It turns out Polaroid actually made a set of glasses that snap pictures, which is awesome, but they're the product of Lady Gaga's tenure as Polaroid's creative director, which is less awesome, but not nearly as less awesome as the glasses being called "Grey Label by Haus of Gaga." Oh well.

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  13. Entertainment

    Muppet Movie Celebrity Cameos May Include Lady Gaga?

    We already know that Lady Gaga has a certain affection for the Muppets. Any performer who could actually get Kermit the Frog to drop her off at the VMAs must have some pull with our felted friends (Especially when you consider that it is Muppet company policy to only have one performer per character. Kermit only goes where Steve Whitmire goes). And so if Production Weekly, Hollywood trade magazine, tweets that Eric Stonestreet, John Krasinski and Ed Helms are cast as members of "Lady Gaga's entourage," we say: Well, that sounds pretty likely. The new movie, titled simply The Muppets, began filming two weeks ago, according to writer and star Jason Segel, so it's very likely that any cameo actors who are appearing in the movie are already sure things. Who are the others that Production Weekly mentioned?

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  14. Entertainment

    Slowing Songs Down 800%: It’s Not Just for Justin Bieber Anymore [w/ Six More Songs]

    Tampa-based musician Nick Pittsinger (aka Shamantis) has made an earth-shattering discovery: The purpose of Justin Bieber‘s music has been to soothe the sufferings of humankind; we just didn’t know it yet. Pittsinger slowed down Bieber’s recent track “U Smile” by 800 per cent, running it through the “time-stretching” program PaulStretch. The result? An epic 35-minute, ambient song reminiscent of ocean documentaries and Sigur Rós.

    Hear the heavens whisper after the break.

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  15. Entertainment

    LadyJava

    Alas, we won't be able to make it to Oslo this September for JavaZone 2010, but we're fans of their promos: After last month's faux indie movie trailer for Java 4-ever, about a young man who can no longer hide his suppressed love for Java from his orthodox .NET-loving family, they bring us "LadyJava." Now, Lady Gaga references are on thin ice thanks to sheer overuse, but this gets a pass for the sheer density of nerd puns and for the fact that it doesn't seem particularly to care about faithfulness to Lady Gaga.

    The opening line, "I wanna program like they do at Oracle," does take on an added layer of irony considering recent events.

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