Gotta Watch: Things 'The Donald' says
'The Donald' doing what he does best
December 8th, 2011
11:43 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Things 'The Donald' says

Donald Trump is a man of many titles. Reality TV mogul, business tycoon, potential political power broker.  You name it, the man has his hands in just about everything. And he seem to have an opinion on just about everything too. For today's Gotta Watch, we bring you more of the outlandish things "The Donald" loves to say. Have you ever listened to this guy? One might think the man just loves to hear himself talk.


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Tuesday's intriguing people
Proceeds from "Weird Al" Yankovic's Lady Gaga parody will go the the Human Rights Campaign.
June 21st, 2011
11:03 AM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people

"Weird Al" Yankovic

The man who is famous for his musical parodies has taken on one of the biggest names in music: Lady Gaga. Yankovic has redone Gaga's latest hit, "Born This Way," and the video for "Perform This Way" premiered on YouTube on Monday. The song was not without controversy, as Entertainment Weekly reported that Lady Gaga's manager initially told Yankovic that Gaga wasn't in support of the song. But after Yankovic took to the Internet to express his frustration, Gaga's manager admitted that the singer had never seen the video or heard the song.

On his blog, Yankovic wrote of the manager: "Even though we assumed that Gaga herself was the one making the decision (because, well, that’s what we were TOLD), he apparently made the decision completely on his own. He’s sorry." Proceeds from the single will go to the Human Rights Campaign.


Gotta Watch: Facing the flood; dodging jury duty; Gaga video game backlash
Opening the gates at the Morganza Spillway will spare New Orleans but wipe out small towns in south Louisiana.
May 13th, 2011
09:52 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Facing the flood; dodging jury duty; Gaga video game backlash

The rising Mississippi and the start of the Casey Anthony murder trial were two of the more popular stories of the week. However many of you were just as interested in Technology Writer Doug Gross' story on Lady Gaga and video games.

The fight against the Mississippi – Leaders in Louisiana are forced to choose between keeping Baton Rouge and New Orleans dry at the expense of people in towns like Stephenville and Morgan City. People in those small towns are going to come up on the short end, and are doing all they can to fight against the Mississippi.

The jury duty dodge – It's being dubbed as the "Trial of the Century," but apparently the only people excited about being there are the reporters. Potential jurors are coming up with every excuse imaginable to get out of serving in the Casey Anthony trial. Take a listen.

Doug Gross fires back – CNN Tech Writer Doug Gross has a few fans and few more enemies who didn't exactly go gaga over his latest article "Five more video games Lady Gaga should be in." Doug discusses some of the reader comments.

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The day's most popular stories
White marchers gather at a Glenn Beck rally this summer. Were they driven by racial fears or patriotic sentiment?
March 4th, 2011
11:04 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.

Teen basketball star dies after winning shot: As news of Wes Leonard's death spread, a small community on the banks of Lake Michigan convulsed in shock. A moment of enormous school pride was reduced to irrelevance, a moment of joy turned into the opposite.

Walker sends layoff warning to unions: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's administration on Friday issued notices to unions, warning them of possible layoffs in early April if the budget impasse continues.

Are whites racially oppressed? They marched on Washington to reclaim civil rights. They complained of voter intimidation at the polls. They called for ethnic studies programs to promote racial pride. They are, some say, the new face of racial oppression in this nation - and their faces are white.

10-year-old girl upstages Lady Gaga: The 10-year-old girl whose rendition of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" made her a YouTube sensation joined her idol onstage Thursday night - and stole the show.

Protesters mowed down in Libya, witness says: "Indescribable" violence rippled through the Libyan city of Zawiya on Friday, according to a witness who said pro-government forces gunned down peaceful protesters there.

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Lady Gaga threatens to sue over 'Baby Gaga' human breast milk ice cream
Lady Gaga wants the makers of "Baby Gaga" ice cream to stop using her name.
March 4th, 2011
08:00 PM ET

Lady Gaga threatens to sue over 'Baby Gaga' human breast milk ice cream

Lady Gaga has threatened to sue the makers of an ice cream made from human breast milk if they don't stop selling the product under the name "Baby Gaga."

News of the flavor's sale in a London sweets shop by a waitress dressed like Lady Gaga raised eyebrows worldwide and led to its confiscation after the Westminister City Council deemed it unfit for human consumption.

That hasn't stopped the meat-wearing entertainer from accusing Covent Garden's Icecreamists of riding her "coattails" to promote a "deliberately provocative" product that many consider "nausea-inducing," according to legal documents filed on her behalf.

In using her name and her image, Gaga - whose real name is Stefani Germanotta - accuses the shop of misleading the public into believing she endorses the concoction of breast milk, vanilla pods and lemon zest.

"The references you are making to Lady Gaga are thus clearly deliberate and intended to take advantage of her reputation and good will," the document states.

Furthermore, "associating the Lady Gaga mark with a food product which may be unsafe for human consumption (owing to the risk of it carrying such viruses as hepatitis) is also highly detrimental" to her brand, according to the document.

Gaga demands that Icecreamists change the name of the ice cream to something that is not "aurally, visually or conceptually similar" to Lady Gaga and to remove all references to Baby Gaga from their website and marketing materials or face an injunction and further legal proceedings.

The owner of Icecreamists, Matt O'Connor, said he intends to fight the allegations, which he calls "preposterous and outrageous."

He also said he plans to continue selling the breast milk ice cream under the name Baby Gaga if he gets the ice cream back from the council.

"We think this is very unnecessary, the whole thing will be over by next week, but we are prepared to fight this in court," he said.

Girl, 10, upstages Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga may be one of the world's biggest stars right now, but a little girl stole her thunder, and her heart, Thursday night.
March 4th, 2011
11:37 AM ET

Girl, 10, upstages Lady Gaga

A 10-year-old girl who became a YouTube sensation by singing a Lady Gaga song joined her idol onstage Thursday night - and stole the show.

Maria Aragon of Winnipeg, Canada, walked onstage to wild cheers from the concert audience at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. Gaga picked her up in a hug and spun her around in the air.

Maria, wearing shiny black tights, a pink top and a tiny leather jacket, then sat on Gaga's lap on the piano bench and poised her fingers over the keyboard.


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Gotta Watch: Grammys 53.0
Lady Gaga emerges from her egg to perform at Sunday's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
February 14th, 2011
11:40 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Grammys 53.0

Paging Dr. Dre - If book club kept you from catching the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards last night, fret not. We've condensed the entire ceremony into two minutes. Just add water and get ready to Google Arcade Fire.

The Grammys is an opportunity for musicians who are known for dressing strange to take it up a notch, or twelve. This year's red carpet did not disappoint. Rihanna showed up as a pipe cleaner, Lady Gaga hatched with horns, Katy Perry flashed plumage and Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo accessorized with a tasteful placement of his new self-help book. Did anyone tell these people they would have to sit for three hours?

The future of Bieber - So, chances are you spent a good portion of the evening and this morning cursing the gods of music for robbing Justin Bieber of music's greatest honor. Don't worry. Some of pop's biggest stars think he'll be just fine. Music elite weigh in on where Bieber fever might be in a decade.

Bieber beater - Before you send that email to the editor of Tiger Beat complaining about Bieber's highway robbery, take a look at the woman who did win "Best New Artist." Here name is Esperanza Spalding, and she might just have you singing a different tune.

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The weather outside is frightful almost everywhere
December 20th, 2010
12:14 PM ET

The weather outside is frightful almost everywhere

Wherever you may be today, there's a good chance you're walking in a winter wonderland. Mostly because it isn't safe to drive or fly.

A winter storm warning remained in effect through Monday afternoon for California's Sierra Nevada mountains, where 5 to 10 feet of snow could accumulate on top of the 9 to 10 feet that fell in some areas Sunday.

Heavy rains prompted the emergency evacuation Monday of nearly 2,000 residents of a flooding Southern California town and the
temporary closure of at least two highways because of mudslides.

Residents near McFarland were being evacuated Monday because of what Fire Department spokesman Sean Collins called "major flooding."

The area has been inundated with rain for four days, with totals ranging as high as 10 inches. The National Weather Service said additional rain is expected in the area through Tuesday.

Heavy snow was snarling air travel in Europe, where hundreds of flights were canceled in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Berlin. And just for good measure, the temperature reached zero degrees  Fahrenheit overnight in Northern Ireland.

London's Gatwick Airport was closed until Tuesday morning after 5 cm (2 inches) of snow fell in an hour Monday night, airport officials reported.

Airport staff was working to make stranded passengers "as comfortable as possible," but it advised other travelers to check before they left for the airport to make sure their flights were still scheduled.

Australians may see a white Christmas for the first time in decades after up to 11 inches of snow fell in New South Wales and smaller amounts in Victoria. Aussies traditionally sunbathe on the beach on Christmas.

Even people in Minnesota are complaining about winter weather. Punter Chris Kluwe says the outdoor stadium where his Vikings will play Monday night is unplayable because of cold and ice. Watch out, Chris: The area is under a game-time winter storm warning.

Perhaps worst of all, Lady Gaga had to postpone her Sunday night concert in Paris because her 28 trucks could not get into the city under a snow ban.

How is the weather where you are? Share your photos and video with CNN's iReport.

We asked, you responded.  Here are some of the photos of the weather mess in Europe that you sent us.

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