Monday, June 27, 2016

Lady Gaga and Dalai Lama talk kindness, acceptance, and love, June 2016, GagaINspace News.

Lady Gaga has always been vocal about the importance of love, kindness, and compassion among today's youth, and she continued to spread her message at the US Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis on Sunday. The singer and actress joined His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the event to talk about building "compassionate cities" around the country. During her speech, Gaga told city representatives, "Kindness is a free currency from a well that will never dry up," and, "The most efficient way for you to act with young people is to be a calming force." She also shared photos of herself on Instagram with the Tibetan leader, who she was photographed embracing backstage.

Gaga made another heartfelt speech earlier this month at a vigil outside LA City Hall for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL. She tearfully told the crowd, "I gather humbly with you as a human being in peace, in sincerity, in commitment, in solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people," and read the names of those killed as people held up signs spelling "Orlando" behind her.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Diane Warren Is Still Pissed About Lady Gaga Not Getting An Academy Award, June 2016, GagaINspace News And Gossip.

Diane Warren still isn’t over how this year’s Academy Awards turned out. During a recent stop at Larry King Now, the veteran songwriter argues that Lady Gaga, not Sam Smith, should have won this year’s Oscar for Best Original Song. Of course, Diane is being biased. She and Gaga co-wrote The Hunting Ground’s “Til It Happens to You,” which was nominated along with Sam’s Spectre theme “Writing’s On the Wall.” But when host Larry King said, “I think [the audience] thought you’d win,” Diane agreed. “I think everybody thought that, including me.” “What did win?” “That Sam Smith song from James Bond that no one really heard,” Diane said. “You know, I think it was shocking as well. I mean, I don’t mean no one heard it. … I think the fact is, my song is kind of, it had such a life of its own, and I think it’ll last a long time.” “The Writing’s On the Wall” peaked at #71 at the Billboard Hot 100 last fall, though it did become the first James Bond theme to top the UK charts. Meanwhile, following her Oscars performance, “Til It Happens to You” entered the Hot 100 at #95 this spring.

Lady Gaga Protests Against YouTube's Copyright Loopholes Laws, June 2016, GagaInSpace News And Gossip.

Lady Gaga is among the 180 artists who have joined a petition calling for a digital copyright reform. Gaga, Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney, Carole King, U2 and dozens of other big names signed an open letter to Congress asking lawmakers to rewrite the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that is used by websites such as YouTube "to grow and generate huge profits while songwriters' and artists' earnings continue to diminish." The petition is aimed at the law's loophole that safeguards services like YouTube against copyright infringement litigation so long as they respond to takedown notices from rightsholders and remove the material in question. Since YouTube is such a massive platform, many uploads go unnoticed and it's extremely difficult for owners to police their content, the petition claims. "The existing laws threaten the continued viability of songwriters and recording artists to survive from the creation of music. Aspiring creators shouldn't have to decide between making music and making a living," the open letter reads.

Lady Gaga And Dalai Lama American Mayors At Meeting This Week, June 2016, GagaInSpace News And Gossip.

Lady Gaga is teaming up with the Dalai Lama to talk kindness and compassion at a conference in Indianapolis. The singer, actress, and activist will be joined by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to address the nation's mayors at The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 84th Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 26th. The onstage conversation, moderated by journalist Ann Curry, will feature a Q&A session with questions from mayors as well as young people from around the country. "I am honored to be sitting down with the Dalai Lama this Sunday to have a conversation about kindness to 300 of our important US mayors," Gaga said. The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. This year's event will focus on a variety of topics that contribute to the overall health of America's cities.

Lady Gaga Pushes Her Support For Gun Control On Twitter, June 23, 2016, GagaInSpace News And Gossip.

Lady yesterday Tweeted to attempt to help gain some gun control by posting this picture that says 90% of Americans support a criminal background check for everyone who wants to buy a firearm. After that shooting at the nightclub last week and her tears of support to those who lost loved ones, it clearly looks like Gaga is entering politics. As a matter of fact, it would not surprise me if she put her self up for election as governor of California in the next election. She's got my vote. SCW