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Trump Attacks Lady Gaga, Bemoans Weather In Pre-Election Twitter Spew

Donald Trump and his campaign have been delivering a scattershot and bizarre closing pitch to voters in the hours leading up to the election — essentially throwing spaghetti at the wall in the hopes that Trump can juice Election Day turnout and somehow pull out a win after all of the ballots are cast on Tuesday.

Over the weekend, Trump and his campaign painted pop icon Lady Gaga — who announced she will campaign for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania on Monday — as an "anti-fracking activist."

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Endorse This: Local Fox Anchor vs. Lady Gaga

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Local news anchor Kristi Capel at the Fox affiliate in Cleveland gave an interesting review of Lady Gaga’s The Sound of Music performance at the Oscars — including the use of a certain old-time racial slur to describe Gaga’s usual musical fare.

Click above to watch the display that now has Capel profusely apologizing — indeed, she even says that she didn’t know about this word at all — then share this video!

Video via the Akron Beacon Journal.

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Lady Gaga To Perform At SXSW For First time

By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times

South by Southwest is going Gaga.

Pop music provocateur Lady Gaga will headline snack brand Doritos’ lineup at the music conference and festival in Austin, Texas. Her concert at the restaurant and music venue Stubb’s Bar-B-Q on March 13 will mark the “ARTPOP” singer’s first performance at the annual event.

After Gaga’s performance at Stubb’s, the brand will host the next two nights of music at its 52-foot-tall, 500-person venue made to resemble a giant vending machine. The city of Austin denied a permit for Gaga to play the vending machine stage, citing safety concerns.

Those who want to attend won’t need to buy tickets. Instead, Doritos, a brand of PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay, is inviting consumers to compete in challenges to win admission.

Entrance to the 2,000-capacity show will require an act of Gaga-esque unconventional behavior on social media in the days leading up to the concert.

With the tasks, which the company is calling “bold missions,” Doritos is once again turning to the public to assist in its marketing efforts. For the first challenge, the company is calling on Gaga fans to upload photos and videos of themselves expressing their individuality through a “bold action.”

“I believe being an individual and speaking your mind is one of the boldest things you can do,” Gaga said in a video announcing the contest.

Doritos has a history of using advertisements made by fans and has invited people to submit their own Super Bowl commercials for the last eight years. The most recent “Crash the Super Bowl” contest drew about 5,400 submissions.

This is the third year Doritos has hosted a stage for musical performances at SXSW, and Gaga is the company’s biggest headliner yet, said Ram Krishnan, vice president of marketing at Frito-Lay.

“We’ve never done anything with this scale,” Krishnan said.

A portion of the money paid to Gaga for the SXSW performance will go to her non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation, which aims to combat bullying and promote acceptance of differences.

The company’s past lineups have included artists such as LL Cool J and Ice Cube.

Photo: Alan Picard via Flickr

Obama Quotes Lady Gaga Instead Of Endorsing Gay Marriage

Barack Obama spoke to a mostly warm reception of gay rights activists at an LGBT gala in New York City tonight, endorsing the principle of civil equality for gay and lesbian couples without coming out for gay marriage, which he backed in the mid 1990s and then distanced himself from as he ran for national office over the past decade.

“I believe that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country,” he told the audience of high-dollar contributors.

He spoke favorably of New York State’s push for marriage equality — it has passed the Assembly but has yet to receive a vote in the State Senate–but didn’t answer a heckler who intoned, “Do you support it?!”

The president quoted pop icon and prominent LGBT activist Lady Gaga — “I had no choice … I was born that way,” he said in reference to discrimination he experienced growing up — and tried to keep the tone light in the face of occasional “marriage!” cat calls.

Americans have become increasingly supportive of gay marriage over the past decade; a Gallup poll last month showed a majority of 53 percent of Americans–about the percentage of votes Obama received in 2008–support marriage equality, but the president and his political team seem to have decided to steer clear of a full-on endorsement, at least for now.

Nonetheless, successful repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in the military, as well as the administration’s abandoning the “discriminatory” Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, has boosted the president’s support in the LGBT community, which is a key fundraising resource.