New York native Lady Gaga stormed into the Bronx Friday night wearing the mandatory pinstripes, but not much else. After her team lost to the cross-town rival New York Mets, Gaga apparently talked her way past security and into the clubhouse before press was allowed to visit with the team. The NY Post originally reported that Gaga was later banned from the clubhouse
A fuming Hal Steinbrenner informed Yankee Stadium executives that Lady Gaga is permanently banned from the team’s clubhouse after her boozy antics — including swigging whiskey and repeatedly fondling her boobs — during a visit to the house that Ruth built Friday night…
Since the initial report, it appears the Yankees are singing a different tune and Lady Gaga, like other celebs, is welcome to meet with the team.
“She’s not banned,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Sunday. “Celebrities aren’t banned. If Michael Jordan showed up here he would have access (to the clubhouse), but not after a loss.”
While names of the players that visited with the new Queen of Pop, it’s rumored that both Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez visited with her.
Lady Gaga has been the fixture of much baseball drama in New York City over the past several days, starting with her visit to Citi Field on June 10th when she warmly flipped off Mets fans and photographers. ESPN.com is reporting:
This provided not only a treat for photographers but also a marketing opportunity for the Mets; they’ve designated this coming Wednesday’s game vs. the Tigers as “Go Gaga for Wright” night, to campaign for third baseman David Wright’s election to the National League All-Star team. The first 20,000 fans through the gates will receive a blue foam hand with the index finger extended — “the best finger,” according to a TV commercial for the promotion — and the words “Make Wright #1” printed on it.
Check out the latest music coming from Trey Songz and Timbaland. While it’s not confirmed whether this track will be on his next album, Trey’s fourth studio LP, Passion, Pain & Pleasure is slated to hit stores September 14th.
Rihanna rocks the cover of the July Elle Magazine and talks about everything from her latest album to her relationships with ex Chris Brown and her newest boyfriend LA Dodger Matt Kemp:
On the album art for Rated R: “I wanted pictures that represented strength and fearlessness but still femininity—a strong woman who can be vulnerable. Every woman is made up of vulnerability and strength; no matter what race you are, no matter what you’ve been through in your life. Every woman has that strength that is undeniable, but we also have really big hearts. It’s just us.”
On her new beau: “I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.”
On turning her dream of popstardom into reality: “If I were in Barbados still, I would be dreaming about this. I asked for it, and I love it, so why am I complaining? My first day on tour, I remember saying ‘I’m so tired—this is so much.’ Then I thought, What the fuck? You asked for this—you prayed to God to tour like Madonna.”
On designers she admires: “It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci—that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure.”
On the past year: “A year ago, I was very confused. Because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives—not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him—it was either-or. I just didn’t want to feel the pain, the confusion.”
Check out the latest video from Trey Songz – this one coming from the soundtrack for Step Up 3-D in theaters August 6th. The featured “video model” is rumored to be his former girlfriend Helen.
Nicki Minaj and Drake took the stage at Hot 93.7’s Hot Jam in Hartford, CT on Saturday night and Drake took a moment to respond to Lil Kim and Ray J’s demands to pay homage to the Queen Bee.
After days of speculation about his wife, Nick Cannon finally took to his Twitter page to address to whispers and “baby bump” watchers:
“If & when my wife is ready to make ANY announcements about private matters she will do it personally. Thanks for being respectful GodBless.”
Rumors began after pictures surfaced of Mimi leaving medical clinics in California and only intensified after she abruptly and unexpectedly dropped out of Tyler Perry’s project “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” Carey garnered rave reviews in her last Tyler Perry project “Precious” and would have been working with talents like Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashad and Loretta Devine
on her latest endeavor.
Carey’s longtime rep Cindi Berger gave a rather cryptic comment Thursday to Us Weekly Magazine:
“She is not doing the movie because her doctor advised her not to,” Berger told Us Weekly. She then insisted to us that she could not “comment any further.”
Stay tuned …
The Bajan Barbie doll Rihanna was honored as one of “‘Glamour’s: Women of the Year'” at Carnegie Hall on Monday night. Other recipients included: Maria Schriver, designer Stella McCartney, comedian/actress Amy Pohler, tennis star Serena Williams, American foreign policy adviser Susan Rice and famed writer and activist Maya Angelou as well as First Lady Michelle Obama, just to name a few.