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Lady Gaga Auctioning Her Rolls-Royce for Charity

By Andrea Dresdale

Courtesy Julien’s AuctionsIn 2012, Lady Gaga traveled to New York City’s Guggenheim Museum for a publicity event in a red Rolls-Royce. Now, she’s selling that sweet ride for a good cause.

The car is going under the hammer this Saturday, May 17 in New York City. Julien’s Auctions auction house is selling the 1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III, with all proceeds going to MusiCares. That’s the charitable arm of the Recording Academy, the folks who bring you the Grammy Awards. The Rolls is expected to bring between 30 and 50 thousand bucks.

If you can’t afford to bid on the car but still want to take a peek at it in person, it’ll be on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York’s Times Square all this week.

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A Look at New York City Marijuana Arrests

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NY bill would bar condoms as proof of prostitution

By By DAVID KLEPPER ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City spends more than a million dollars every year to distribute free condoms to combat unintended pregnancies and diseases such as AIDS. Yet city police are allowed to confiscate those very condoms as evidence of prostitution…. …read more

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Michael Buble Announces New U.S. Tour Leg, Deluxe Version of Album Coming

By Andrea Dresdale

Image Courtesy Michael Buble via InstagramMichael Buble has added a final U.S. leg of shows to his To Be Loved world tour, starting with two shows in July at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.

This final leg will wrap up August 3 in Austin, Texas. Each market will have its own ticket on-sale date. In a statement, Michael said, “This tour continues to be a phenomenal ride with fantastic audiences everywhere. I’m thrilled to be back in the States to wrap up these last few shows.”

To go along with the final shows, Michael is issuing a deluxe edition of To Be Loved, which will be available on iTunes on April 29. If downloads aren’t your thing, you can pre-order a physical version on MichaelBuble.com starting on April 23. The deluxe edition features three bonus tracks: a version of the Ronnettes’ “Be My Baby,” a new “swing mix” of the hit “It’s a Beautiful Day” and Michael’s take on the standard “Melancholy Baby.” In addition, the package features a 30-minute “making of” feature on the album.

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Got $10,000? You Could Meet Bruno Mars Backstage

By Andrea Dresdale

Ray Mickshaw / FOXBruno Mars‘ Moonshine Jungle tour hits New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on July 14, and if you’ve got the cash, you just might be able to hang with the singer backstage.

Bruno has teamed up with the website CharityBuzz.com to auction off four tickets for the show, as well as backstage access after the show; that’s where you’ll get a chance to meet Bruno in person. The only downside? You’ll have to get yourself to New York and pay for your own hotel.

Bidding for the auction closes on April 29, and when we last checked, the highest bid was already up to a whopping 10 grand. It’s sure to go higher still.

The money from the auction will go to the Stephen Gaynor School, an independent, non-profit New York City school for students with learning disabilities.

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Lady Gaga Closes Legendary Roseland NYC Venue with Final Show

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Kevin Mazur/WireImage for VerizonLady Gaga completed her seven-night run at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on Monday night, with what will stand as the final concert at the famed venue.

Gaga opened the concert with a stripped-down version of “Born This Way.” Afterward, she told her Little Monsters, “Everybody is here for one reason — to say goodbye to such a special place, to this beautiful fantasy, this Roseland.”

The New York City native wrapped up her set with “G.U.Y.” She commented, “Roseland, thank you for all of the memories you’ve given us. Thank you for taking care of us.” She then kissed the stage.

Fans who couldn’t make it to the concert were able to watch a live stream at GetMoreGaga.com. You can watch highlights on the site now.

Roseland opened in 1919, though it has only been in its current location since 1956. It hosted near countless acts in its day, from Frank Sinatra to Madonna, Beyonce and many more.

Gaga kicked off her Roseland residency on March 28, which also marked her 28th birthday.

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After Madonna Hometown Sign in Bay City, MI, Is a Madonna Statue Next?

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Madonna.comNow that Madonna‘s hometown of Bay City, Michigan has agreed to erect a sign in her honor, a statue of the Queen of Pop could be next.

According to MLive.com, a total of $650 in private funds so far has been raised to erect the green-and-white sign announcing Bay City as the birthplace of the superstar singer. It’ll welcome visitors who are traveling on U.S. Route 10. But since the goal of the sign is to “get people into town,” as the commissioner spearheading the plan explained, he wants to have something for them to see when they arrive. That’s where the statue idea comes in.

“When people go to Wall Street in New York, what do they do? They get their picture with the big bull,” Bay City Commissioner Christopher Girard told MLive.com. “We need something in town that people want to come and see and take their picture in front of.”

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Thanks, JR: Ewing Energies Selling Gas for $1.98 in NYC

Manhattan drivers are hoping nobody shoots JR—at least not today. As a promotional stunt kicking off its new season, the TV series “Dallas” opened a Ewing Energies gas station in New York City selling gas at $1.98 a gallon for one day only.

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Lady Gaga VIP Soundcheck Tickets Up for Grabs on Saturday

By Andrea Dresdale

Lloyd Bishop/NBCIf you’re a Lady Gaga fan, it may be worth signing up for a Citi ThankYou card right now. Saturday morning, card members will get the chance to grab tickets for a VIP experience at the star’s upcoming shows at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom.

The additional tickets, which go on sale Saturday starting at 10 a.m. ET at LiveNation.com, will offer fans access to a VIP soundcheck before Gaga’s show at Roseland on April 6. They cost a whopping $400 each, but you also get a chance to attend the actual concert.

The singer is performing seven shows at Roseland, an iconic New York City venue that will shut down when she’s finished performing there. The shows run from March 28 through April 7, and are sold out.

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Lady Gaga Performs "ARTPOP" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

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Lloyd Bishop/NBCOne day after Lady Gaga made a cameo appearance on the premiere installment of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the singer returned to the host’s New York City studio Tuesday as the show’s musical guest.

Gaga was clad in white and a long, platinum wig as she performed the title track from her album ARTPOP. Her piano, fellow musicians and backup singers were also decked out in white.

Lady Gaga’s new tour, artRave: The ARTPOP Ball, kicks off May 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Gaga will warm up for the tour by doing seven sold-out shows at New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom from March 28 through April 7. They will be the last shows at that venue before it closes its doors forever.

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