Lady Gaga is being sued for $5 million by Michigan-based 1-800-LAW-FIRM over her “We Pray For Japan” wristbands. The wristbands were designed and put up for sale on the pop icon’s website in order to raise money for relief efforts after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March.
Each wristband was sold for $5 plus $3.99 for shipping and handling, and 60 cents for taxes. According to the lawsuit, Lady Gaga allegedly inflated the cost of shipping and handling in order to make a profit from them. Apparently when 1-800-LAW-FIRM attempted to contact the Lady Gaga camp, they were told ‘Well, some of the money is being retained, but we don’t really know how much.’
Ari Kresch, who is an attorney with 1-800-LAW-FIRM states, “I’m suing Lady Gaga simply to hold her accountable for giving the money that she was raising for charity to the cause that she was trying to raise it for.”
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Katy Perry and Michael Jackson are about to have something in common. Yes, really. The popstar who has seemingly done everything in her power to make boobs be seen more as dessert is about to reach Michael Jackson’s record for having five No. 1 hit singles from one album.
So far, Katy Perry’s songs “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework” and “E.T.” have all reached the prized number one spot and her newest single, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” has just reached the top five, so its rise to number one can really happen in no time at all. This is made especially true when you take into account that “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” has jumped 27 spots since just last week.
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Charlie Sheen is now without his remaining “goddess”, 24-year-old porn star Rachel “Bree” Olson, after she dumped him through a text message.
Sheen’s work life, however, may actually be looking up. He has recently signed on to star in a new sitcom with Lionsgate Television. The sitcom is said to be a lot like Two and a Half Men and Sheen’s new character will apparently be a lot like his Charlie Harper, but “a lot racier.” There is currently a bidding war going on for the sitcom where TBS is the front runner, which may actually work out perfectly. TBS is a cable channel and therefore they can put the likes of Charlie Sheen on their network in an incredibly raunchy and outrageous sitcom without fear of much backlash. Charlie Sheen also stands to make more money than he has made ever before with this new deal:
“Lionsgate Television will produce the show. They have committed to ten episodes up front with the option to pick-up and produce 90 more episodes if the ratings prove to be successful. This means the sitcom could be on TV for 8 years, which is a long time! It also means that Charlie will make more money than ever before!”
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Despite its weak box office performance and falling 66% over the weekend, Warner Bros. does have plans to pursue a sequel to Green Lantern. While the movie has made $89.3 million, it also took $200 million to produce before marketing and the studio has reported saying that they are “somewhat disappointed” with its reception by fans and movie-goers. Nonetheless, they have high hopes for the franchise.
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Cameron Diaz has a bone to pick with the school system nowadays. In a recent interview, she said that if she hadn’t made it big as an actress, she would have loved to have been a teacher and because she loves to cook and clean, would want to be a home economics teacher. But she presumes that there wouldn’t be many teaching positions available to her in the subject, going on to say:
“But they don’t teach kids that anymore. They don’t teach stuff that you can actually use in life. You learn stuff like algebra instead. So now we eat out all the time and don’t know how to look after ourselves. It’s all wrong.”
While some may chime in with the benefits of learning algebra, I remember the first year I had to do my own taxes and went on a wild tangent about a course on how to correctly file your taxes would have been much appreciated in school.
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3 thoughts on “Gossip Roundup: Lady Gaga Being Sued Over Japan Relief Effort Wristbands (and More!)”
That’s completely absurd, it’s not like she needs the money, why in the hell would she do that? ON a side note, i love “The Edge of Glory”, so upbeat 🙂
what gaga did was very nice and she should get credit for the money she did raise, but of course someone is gona have to bitch. if i was gaga and i knew this was gona happen i would have never done it in the first place. no good deed goes unpunished.
I don’t believe that lady Gaga will do such a foolish thing to earn few bucks.