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SMfamily
Post Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

Scandal 1:
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a508616/lady-gaga-criticised-by-billboard-boss-for-inflating-vevo-streams.html

Lady Gaga has been criticised by Billboard boss Bill Werde for promoting the inflation of views for her new music video.

The US Hot 100 recently adjusted their chart-placing formula to include online streams, which include the number of clicks an online lyrics video, audio stream or music video gets on YouTube and VEVO.

Gaga urged her fans to watch the clip for her new single 'Applause' and then retweet it to urge other fans to dramatically inflate the number of streams. She also tweeted a link to watch the video on loop for nine hours.

"We count multiple views per person. Go to VEVO and keep watching a video on your own and we count it," Werde explained on Twitter.

"An artist tweeting out and facebooking a link that enables a fan to hit play and leave their computer is not in the spirit of what we chart.

"Tweeting that other artists game the system is like telling a cop other people were speeding. When we catch it we stop it."

He continued: "Please keep this in context. Streaming is only a portion of Hot100 and surely overwhelming percent of views have been well-earned.

"I just hate to see anyone try to game the charts, be it fans or artists. It's not in the spirit of what we do, celebrating success."

Gaga's fans were accused of creating YouTube playlists that would contain the same 'Applause' video 150 times, clicking play and letting the streams accumulate through the night.

However, after being asked by super producer Doctor Luke about the streaming scam, Werde added: "I''m pretty sure YouTube spam filters catch it. Will confirm tmw."

Lady Gaga's new single 'Applause' is estimated to have sold around 225,000 copies during its first week on sale in the US, with final figures due out later today (August 21).


Scandal 2:
http://collegecandy.com/2013/08/20/perez-hilton-lady-gaga-feud/

The Real Story Behind Perez Hilton and Lady GaGa’s Feud

If you’ve perused the gossip headlines lately, you’ve probably seen that Perez Hilton and Lady GaGa have been throwing a lot of hate at each other. The one-time friends are now on the outs, with GaGa accusing Perez of stalking her and Perez retaliating publicly on his blog and Twitter.

Obviously in heated arguments like this one, it’s hard to tell who threw the first punch and where the anger really stems from. It’s a classic case of He Said/She Said, one celeb’s word against another’s. Today, however, BlindGossip (our go-to for reliable celeb info) posted the following not-so-subtle item:

There is a public battle going on now between a very famous female performer and a male blogger. While both are telling their “versions” of the story, we have the real back story for you… the one that neither party is ever going to tell you!

The two used to be very good friends… until the blogger started privately telling the performer to get help for her substance abuse problem. Yes, the performer is an add*ct, and a serious one at that. But, like most add*cts, she was in compete denial about her problems, and she hated the blogger for telling her the truth! She warned him that if he didn’t shut up about her problems, that she would cut him out of her life.

The blogger stopped confronting the performer personally, but did go to a third party to discuss the performer’s issues and to ask for her help in encouraging the performer to go to reh*b and perhaps staging an intervention. The third party is a very famous female singer who is friendly with both the performer and the blogger.

The performer found out that the blogger and the third party were discussing her problems behind her back… and went ballistic! She not only cut the blogger out of her life, but she started making nasty comments about him to anyone would would listen. The blogger was very hurt and retaliated by critiquing the performer on his blog.

The performer eventually did go to rehab, but she did not admit it publicly, pretending instead that she was taking several months off due to an injury. Whatever. So, the blogger’s persistence did pay off in terms of her eventually getting the help that she desperately needed… but their friendship was lost in the process.

She is now out of rehab and working again. However, she still hasn’t forgiven the blogger for his confronting her about her add*ction, as well as for his private disclosure of her condition to the other singer. Meanwhile, he is trying to cope with the very public backlash from her rabid fans, who don’t know the back story and who blame him for the performer’s angst!

Performer:

Blogger:

Singer:

Obviously the performer is Lady GaGa and the blogger is Perez Hilton…but who could the singer in question be?


damianb
Post Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

SMfamily wrote:
Performer:

Blogger:

Singer:

Obviously the performer is Lady GaGa and the blogger is Perez Hilton…but who could the singer in question be?[/i]


Perez Hilton needs to back the fuck off from GaGa. She's not his best friend anymore.
That dude has a son he should be focused on being a father now rather than a scumbag.
He's pissed off that GaGa cut him out of her life.

Oh and the singer in question can be Christina Aguilera.
I highly doubt that GaGa was in rehab. She's too sane for that shit. She was on tour for like 1-2 years at a time for the last couple of years, and I do not believe that her hip injury was an excuse for her rehab stint.

Anyone who takes what Perez says seriously is a joke to me. How can you take him seriously ? This is the person who was outing Hollywood celebs that were in the closet ( like Lance Bass ), drawing pictures of penises next to the faces of not only Hollywood celebs but also their kids ( including Suri Cruise, Miley Cyrus, etc.... )


Peege
Post Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

The singer is probably that Del Rey woman.


combover
Post Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

Perez is a joke tbh. His days of bashing celebrities is over (and honestly, he didn't even do it right...it wasn't even really funny) and being nice to everyone is just plain boring.

The first scandal is amusing though. I'm guessing she (or more likely her management team using her twitter) did that as an attempt to get the song at number one as they know Katy Perry had them beat in digital sales & radio. Didn't matter anyway, Blurred Lines is kind of untouchable to both at the moment since it's airplay is ridiculously high and the two songs just debuted


Kimochi
Post Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

Peege wrote:The singer is probably that Del Rey woman.

Probably not, it's probably someone who is flopping like Christina.

Peege
Post Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

Kimochi wrote:
Peege wrote:The singer is probably that Del Rey woman.

Probably not, it's probably someone who is flopping like Christina.

She's been taking shots at Gaga?


lillian23910
Post Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

Both of them need a time out and she shouldn't have tweeted that link bc now that just makes her seem desperate.


damianb
Post Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

combover wrote:Perez is a joke tbh. His days of bashing celebrities is over (and honestly, he didn't even do it right...it wasn't even really funny) and being nice to everyone is just plain boring.

The first scandal is amusing though. I'm guessing she (or more likely her management team using her twitter) did that as an attempt to get the song at number one as they know Katy Perry had them beat in digital sales & radio. Didn't matter anyway, Blurred Lines is kind of untouchable to both at the moment since it's airplay is ridiculously high and the two songs just debuted

That's what I'm suspecting as well.
I mean the timing of this scandal is perfect. So it just seems believable like this scandal was made up by Perez and GaGa's PR team.
"Applause" was released, her performance at the VMA's is this Sunday. "ARTPOP" drops really soon so it's all just too convenient for it to be just a coincidence.

@Peege Yeah Floptina had the nerve to blame GaGa for the failure of 'Bionic' and she accused GaGa of stealing her fans.
Christina's career started going downhill after she divorced her hubby and got arrested. GaGa had nothing to do with the failure of her career.


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