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To hype her highly anticipated third studio album, ARTPOP, we have already seen Lady Gaga nude in a photo spread for the upcoming issue of V Magazine.

And what a photo that was. Goodness.

At the same time, acclaimed fashion photographers Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadi filmed a short video teasing ARTPOP's upcoming release.

In the 23-second teaser, a sensual, still natural-looking Mother Monster seductively licks what appears to be a monster hand, we think. Take a look!

The first single for ARTPOP, whose title remains a mystery, drops August 19.

The album, issued in digital form via an application developed by her Haus of Gaga's technology division, TechHouse, will come out November 11.

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While she continues after hip surgery shelved her world tour, the incomparable Lady Gaga has announced her new album ARTPOP will arrive later this year.

ARTPOP will be available November 11.

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The singer's work will be accompanied by an app described as a “musical and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion and technology.”

Meanwhile, the project’s first single, believed to be the title track, will debut much sooner - August 19 - with album pre-orders kicking off on September 1.

The performer announced the news on Facebook personally.

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After a few months on the shelf following hip surgery, Lady Gaga returned to the spotlight this week to sing the National Anthem at NYC's Gay Pride Parade.

The LGBT community is, of course, near and dear to Gaga's heart, and she let them know it Saturday with this rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" ...

“It’s my LGBT friends and fans who always said to me, 'I knew Lady Gaga when...'” she said. “Well, look who the star is now. Now I get to say I knew you when."

"When you suffered, when you felt unequal, when you felt there was nothing to look forward to,” she added as she launched into the song with a rainbow flag.

At the end, she changed up the lyrics a bit, replacing “star-spangled banner” with "star-spangled flag of pride” and “home of the brave” with “home for the gays.”

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A French artist is suing Lady Gaga for plagiarism.

Orlan, who's been active in the French art scene for decades, claims Gaga basically aped her style, and has a list of reasons why this is the case.

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Notably, Gaga, like Orlan, takes a stage name, and employs visual and conceptual references to Catholic imagery, the human body, and celebrity.

That sounds broad, and without a doubt it is.

Yet there's an entire Tumblr dedicated to the similarities between the two, Gagaorlan, and in a 1993 Art in America feature, Orlan is described as such:

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Lady Gaga may be on the shelf recovering from hip surgery, but the pop star is looking forward to a planned album of duets with Tony Bennett.

The 86-year-old crooner also dropped some hints about his highly anticipated collaboration with Gaga, which she first announced in January.

"We have it all worked out already on paper," the legendary singer said, telling The Philadelphia Inquirer about the duo's "big swing album."

Bennett also added that he was drawn to working with Lady Gaga, of all people, because "she's quite different." Well, that's one way to put it.

The two had previously teamed up on "The Lady Is a Tramp" for his 2011 album, Duets II (above), and have hinted at another collaboration ever since.

Looks like those plans are coming to fruition!

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Lady Gaga has canceled the remainder of her Born This Way Ball tour, one day after announcing that she would postpone four shows due to a hip injury.

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Live Nation said in a release:

"After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip."

"She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover. This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour so she can heal."

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Will Lady Gaga's new album mark a resurgence for the songstress?

It's hard to believe, but it's been two years since Born This Way dropped. Since then, the 26-year-old has dropped out of the public consciousness a bit.

Her forthcoming record ARTPOP should chance that ... right?

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Gaga, who made news last week by f-bombing former assistant Jennifer O'Neill in a deposition, called BTW "a form of therapy" and "a movement."

How does she view ARTPOP?

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Lady Gaga will do anything for the sake of art. And pop.

Even give up marijuana to ensure perfect recordings.

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Never one to be shy about her obsession for pot (see video of Lady Gaga smoking weed onstage), she says ARTPOP will not be produced under its influence.

"No weed on Artpop. No," Gaga revealed in a chat with fans last week ... at least not in the studio. "Weed in the bathtub though. Hahaha," she joked.

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From "Call Me Maybe" to "Gangnam Style" and "Somebody That I Used to Know," 2012 was a great year for omnipresent pop music hits of all kinds.

It's also so last year.

Some of the biggest names in music are set to release new material in 2013. Famous industry veterans and youngsters alike will be back in full force.

Let's take a look at 13 of the biggest albums to come in '13:

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1. Lady Gaga's follow up to Born This Way is set to drop this spring. ARTPOP features two separate volumes, a documentary film and a "multimedia app."

Little Monsters, contain yourselves.

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Jack White is not impressed by Lady Gaga.

The singer gave an interview with Esquire UK in which he described Mother Monster's music in less than flattering terms. Basically, he says it's all very superficial.

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"You can't sink your teeth into it," he added. "It's a sound bite."

"It's very much of this age, because that's what people want."

"I don't think she lives it because it's all artifice," he adds.

The 37-year-old rocker of The White Stripes fame then mused that the "goal of modern celebrity is to make yourself into the lowest common denominator."

Ouch. Do you agree with Jack's assessment of Gaga?


Lady Gaga Biography

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Joanne Stefani Germanotta
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