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Lady Gaga is reaching out to her Little Monsters to help support tsunami victims in Japan. Appropriately, she's doing so with a fashionable twist.

She designed a simple white and red bracelet, with the phrase "We Pray for Japan" in both English and Japanese. All proceeds go to relief efforts.

The singer Tweeted: "I Designed a Japan Prayer Bracelet. Buy It/Donate here and ALL proceeds will go to Tsunami Relief Efforts. Go Monsters!"

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She's off the wall with fashion, but on the ball when it comes to charity.

Gaga's bracelet costs a modest $5, but the Mother Monster encouraged her legions of followers - eight million on Twitter alone - to donate more if they can.

Of course, there will be critics claiming "she's only doing it for publicity" another such nonsense. But it's always nice to see celebs using their fame for good.

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You don't mess with Lady Gaga. Especially when it comes to gay issues.

The singer reportedly dissolved a deal with Target over its political donations to MN Forward, a political action group that supported an anti-gay candidate.

When Target didn't cut ties with that organization, Gaga pulled the plug.

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Tom Emmer, who campaigned for governor of Minnesota in 2010 (he lost), supported a Christian rock organization that advocated violence against gays and supported a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

The deal, which included an exclusive expanded edition of her forthcoming album Born This Way, was contingent upon Target supporting LGBT charities.

Sources close to Gaga say she was not thrilled with the deal from the get-go, but had hoped to use her leverage in the agreement to push the company to redeem itself for having supported MN Forward and other anti-gay groups.

The details of the broken deal have not yet been made public, but it looks like it's over and done with. What do you think? Did Gaga make the right call?

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Never one to hold back, even when it comes to her own flaws and past, Lady Gaga has offered some insight into what shaped her into the artist she is.

Hinting at past "traumatic events," she spoke with rock journalist Neil Strauss as part of his new book, titled Everyone Loves You When You Are Dead.

Gaga told him something "so terrible that she'd blocked it out," Strauss said, an event "so horrible that she didn't want it in her younger fans' heads."

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Gaga's past helped shape the star we know. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]

While Gaga held back uncharacteristically because she felt this "would define her and that's all anyone would ask about," she did offer the following:

"All of the things I went through were on my own quest for an artistic journey to f**k myself up like Warhol and Bowie and Mick, and just go for it."

"All of the trauma I caused to myself, or was caused by people I met being outrageous and irresponsible," the "Born This Way" singer explained.

As for how the drug abuse of her early days still haunts her?

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Katy Perry treated a Paris crowd to a rendition of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" Monday night. An acoustic version, no less. Pretty cool stuff.

Perry paid the Mother Monster the ultimate compliment during her show at Le Zenith concert hall, where she's in town for Fashion Week.

Katy's stripped-down homage was aided by just two acoustic guitars. Fans can only hope Gaga follows suit with a "Firework" cover ...

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Maria Aragon, a 10-year-old Lady Gaga fan, won raves, Internet fame and kudos from Gaga herself for her YouTube covers of the pop superstar.

This week, the Little Monster received the present of a lifetime from the Mother Monster - a chance to duet with her on stage, live in Toronto.

It's pretty cool that Gaga made good on this promise and made it happen. Here they are performing a piano duet of her hit, "Born This Way" ...

Last month, Maria Aragon caught Gaga's attention, with the singer promising her she could get up on stage and sing with her in concert.

Actually following through on it will only further her reputation as one of the most beloved, fan-friendly entertainers around. She rules.

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Lady Gaga's newest song, "Government Hooker," made an unofficial debut at designer Thierry Mugler's show at Paris fashion week Wednesday.

Also debuting? Gaga on the catwalk!

Gaga walked the runway in high pigtails, Black Swan-inspired make-up and black bangs. She rocked two looks for the show. Here's one of them:

While Gaga didn't sing live, the models walked to a mix of some of her new songs, including the previously unheard "Government Hooker" and "Born This Way."

The show kicked off to "Government Hooker" and, fittingly, when "Born This Way" played, the clothes began to get more wild and the models let loose.

Listen to the singer's latest track and watch the full catwalk performance below:

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The video for Lady Gaga’s controversial, wildly popular new single, “Born This Way,” has just been released, complete with a manifesto by the Mother Monster.

Directed by Nick Knight and choreographed by Laurie Ann Gibson, the video is vintage Gaga - elaborate, over-the-top performance art in seven-plus minutes.

We've seen her perform it at the Grammys. Now here's the official music video from the pop star. Watch it below and leave us a comment with your thoughts.

What do you think of the video for "Born This Way"?

 

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Lady Gaga never fails to get people talking with her unique style, or fails to promote causes she holds dear. Her new M.A.C Viva Glam Campaign accomplishes both.

Gaga's AIDS-awareness charity partnership with the makeup brand features the star in an ethereal dreamscape of screen-siren waves, crystal-encrusted skulls, etc.

What's not to love about a martini glass with a goldfish swimming inside, or Gaga's eponymous lipstick, of which 100 percent of profits go directly to fight AIDS?

Not a lot if you ask us. Check out the video below ...

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Eminem has dethroned Lady Gaga as the most popular living person on Facebook, according to Famecount (dot) com. The Queen's reign lasted eight months.

With almost 29 million Facebook fans (people that "Like" is page), Eminem overtook Gaga, who still remains within a million fans of the rapper's overall total.

Only one person retains more Facebook popularity than Eminem - the late Michael Jackson. At just over 29 million Likes, Michael looks poised to fall to #2-3.

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FACEBOOK QUEEN AND KING: With a staggering total of 58 million fans between them, it's safe to say Gaga and Em rule Facebook. [Photos: Pacific Coast News]

Lady Gaga held the lead since June 25 of last year, when she overtook President Barack Obama (who has since fallen to 12th place among living humans).

On Twitter, Gaga's 8.4 million Little Monsters dwarfs Eminem's modest 3 million, while he lags both Gaga and Justin Bieber on Twitter and YouTube as well.

Whoever's #1, they're in a class by themselves. Perhaps the three can form a social media triumvirate, pooling resources en route to world domination.

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Move over, Greyson Chance. Make room for Maria Aragon.

A 10-year-old Little Monster, Maria has won such raves for her YouTube covers of Lady Gaga, she was even invited to join the singer herself on stage live.

The best part? Maria humbly explaining that he's a bit nervous because Lady Gaga is a superstar while she's just starting out. You can't help but love her.

She's got the talent and the right attitude, no question. Watch Aragon's interview with Ellen DeGeneres and performance of "Born This Way" here ...