At Hillary Clinton’s last campaign rally last night, in Raleigh, North Carolina, Lady Gaga gave a rousing speech in support of the Democratic nominee, and was joined by Jon Bon Jovi to sing a duet of “Livin’ On A Prayer.” Don’t worry – she also found time to sing “Come to Mama” off of Joanne, although the audio of the recording is faulty.
“She stands before us today proud, like a lady. She’s ready to be President,” Gaga exclaimed with signature ferocity. “And by the way, I know that it is important for this mention too to be spread – that we do not need to hate his followers. If we are true Americans, then we must go from viewing his followers as our adversaries to viewing them as our allies.”
She continued: “What I see in this remarkable woman is that she is ready to restore peace in this country. America is not America without its people. So I say, Hillary Clinton is the one.”
Then, with an electric growl: “Hillary Clinton is made of steel. Hillary Clinton is unstoppable!”
She concluded: “Vote for the candidate that has the heart. It’s an honor, tonight, for me to say, a 30 year old woman from an Italian American immigrant family, that I’m. With. Her!”
Check out Gaga’s speech below, as well as footage of her dueting with Bon Jovi and singing “Come to Mama” – apologies for the audio quality on the last video.
If you still want to help out East Coasters affected by Hurricane Sandy and do so in an environment with adult beverages and high-caliber entertainment, this week, a couple more enticing Sandy benefits have been announced. So if you’re looking for something to do next week and live in the greater New York, Atlantic City, or Los Angeles areas, here you go.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse will perform in Atlantic City on December 6th at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, with proceeds going to the Red Cross.
On December 10th, a group of comedians you might recognize are getting together for “We Hate Hurricanes,” a night of comedy to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy at L.A.’s Nokia Theater. The venerable Jon Hamm is emceeing the event, with headliners Aziz Ansari, Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, and music from Beck along with even more acts. All proceeds from the show will go to AmeriCares, and pre-sale tickets go on sale today; general sale starts tomorrow.
One of the biggest announced shows is the 12/12/12 benefit gig for the Robin Hood Relief Fund, on December 12th at Madison Square Garden. The headliners play like an all-star Super Bowl halftime show: Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, The Who, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and, of course, Bruce Springsteen. If you still want to help out and rock out but the idea of a Bon Jovi show at the Garden sounds a bit too overwhelming, New York’s Terminal 5 is hosting a “4Artists1Cause” benefit on December 14th, featuring performances from Grizzly Bear, Sleigh Bells, Antlers, and Cults. More acts will be announced soon. Tickets are $40, with proceeds going to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
● Dutch magazine Jackie has apologized for calling Rihanna the "ultimate n—- bitch" with a "ghetto a–" and "porn shoes," all of which was meant to be "a joke — it was a bad joke, to say the least," according to the editor-in-chief. More like a terrible, racist joke. [NYDN]
● India.Arie is being sued by her manager for allegedly sabatoging her own career, canceling shows, and turning down offers that might have boosted record sales and made the both of them more money. Expensive car, caviar? She just needs her guitar. [TMZ]
● Be warned, this is gross! The hosts of a Dutch television show broached the ultimate taboo and indulged in a taste of each other’s flesh, surgically removed and cooked with just a light sunflower oil so they could "know what it tasted like." And how was your breakfast? [TheDailyWhat]
● Chaz Bono and his fiancée Jennifer Ella are calling it quits, canceling their engagement and ending their long relationship. According to Chaz’s twitter, the two "remain on good terms with nothing but respect and affection 4eachother." [People]
● The man who gave X-Men Origins: Wolverine to the internet, uploading a nearly complete "workprint" to many a pirate’s delight, was sentenced yesterday to a year in prison. [Deadline]
● Bon Jovi is still alive and enjoying his Heaven-like New Jersey. [Billboard]
Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi (and Heather Locklear) fame is apparently the latest rock star to try his hand at fashion design. “We wanted to make something for strong, empowered women who are in touch with their soft, sensitive sides and who are comfortable with their femininity—who can also kick ass,” Nikki Lund, Sambora’s partner in sartorial crime (and yes, these looks should be illegal) toldVogue UK. As for the collection’s moniker? Wait for it…White Trash Beautiful. The styles are fashioned from a classy melange of “leather, suede, silk, stretchy snake print and lots of elastane.” One especially tantalizing item is the “zip crotch leotard.” (I suppose it’s practical?)
Meanwhile, looks from Madonna’s tween line for Macy’s, called Material Girl, have dropped. Or, at least illustrations of them. Given the fact that Madonna openly admitted to letting her daughter Lourdes play consultant on the collection, these aren’t exactly the most fashion-forward of ensembles. A press release divulges that the collection includes “a tutu dress and studded-combat boots… an oversized boyfriend sweatshirt with a floral print mini skirt.” In other words, tried-and-true fashions with 80s accents that have been around since before Lourdes was born.
● For a limited time, Lindsay Lohan will donate 100% of the cost of her leggings to Haiti. And yet, still, you should not buy them. [People] ● Photographic evidence of how much Obama likes to kiss the ladies. [Gawker] ● Diddy gave his son a Maybach and other over-the-top gifts from celebrity parents. [The Frisky] ● 12 chillaxing Kangaroos. [Listicles]
● Jon Bon Jovi will appear on 30 Rock as one of Liz Lemon’s exes. For those keeping score at home, supposed spaz Lemon has now shagged John Hamm, James Franco and Bon Jovi. [TV Guide] ● The 10 best songs about librarians. [Flavorwire] ● Will Robert DeNiro star in Precious director Lee Daniels’ next film? [/film]