Last week we told you that Lady Gaga planned to meet with US President Barack Obama to talk about how they can tackle bullying.
Gay rights activist Gaga was distraught after hearing that a 14-year-old fan had committed suicide after being bullied over his sexuality, so the flamboyant singer pledged to meet with the President and put a stop to bullying, she even tweeted, “I am meeting with our president. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it.”
Well, Gaga has stayed true to her word, meeting up with Obama at a political fundraiser in Silicon Valley, California. According to reports Gaga attended the $35,8000 a ticket event (we’re sure she can afford it) that was held in the garden of Facebook bigwig Cheryl Sandberg and had just 70 people on the guestlist.
According to sources, Gaga quizzed Obama during a Q&A session and thanked the President for his previous work against bullying, a source tells ABC News that Gaga “asked everyone in the room, including the President, to do what they can to prevent bullying.”
Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s doctor, is scheduled to stand trial today. Dr Murray – who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter – treated the pop legend just before his death in June 2009.
Murry has been accused of giving Michael a sedative after finding the singer unconscious at his home, and the trial will determine if the celebrity doctor’s actions actually caused the death of The King Of Pop.
More than 400 people we quizzed to be potential jurors at the trial, and on Friday seven men and five women were selected to make up the jury. All those serving had to complete questionnaires which included the question “Have you ever considered yourself a fan of Michael Jackson or the Jackson family,” with eight jurors responding yes. So Dr Murray faces a tough crowd.
If Dr Conrad Murray is found guilty he faces up to four years in prison.
It’s a good year to be a member of Take That. Not only have the boys patched up their differences with Robbie Williams and gone out on a massive, record breaking tour, but they’ve also managed to rake in an astonishing £7million in six months. Bloody, ‘ell.
According to the accounts for the boys’ new company TT5 the band have £2.5million in the bank and are owed a further £5.1million. A source tells The Mirror, “Touring has seen the band’s finances rocket. It was very, very lucrative and it’s little wonder they have so much in the bank between them.”
Do you think TT are worth £7million - The Progress tour was so amazing we think they earned it.