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Eating disorder specialist criticises Gaga vomit show

A leading UK consultant in eating disorders has criticised Lady Gaga after a video emerged online of her being vomited on during a live show at the SXSW festival in Texas.

The performer, or "vomit painter", named Millie Brown, is known for drinking liquids and vomiting them onto canvas - but on this occasion it was Gaga herself.

A US journalist who reported on the story tweeted a screengrab of the video.

Care UK Professor Bryan Lask, who works alongside the Child and Family Practice in London specialising in eating disorders, told ITV News: "It's appalling. Lady Gaga is obviously not a good role model - what message does it give to those prone to eating disorders?"

Lady Gaga urges fans to support Bieber after arrest

Lady Gaga has urged her fans to offer support to Justin Bieber and his fans or "Beliebers" following his arrest and charges for drunk driving.

Lady Gaga at a news conference in December last year Credit: REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Gaga posted a message on her website asking fans to "spread love and compassion to Beliebers" and suggested twitter users tweet using #MonstersSupportBeliebers.

"We may not understand everything celebrities do because there's only so much we see, but Justin and Beliebers were 'born this way' too," she added

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X Factor Gaga outfit provokes complaints

Hundreds of X Factor viewers have complained about an outfit worn by Lady Gaga on the show.

Lady Gaga is known for her controversial outfits on stage. Credit: PA

The programme, shown before the 9pm watershed, featured the singer in a "skimpy" outfit made of shells and flesh-coloured underwear.

Around 200 viewers contacted Ofcom and another 60 approached ITV.

An ITV spokesperson said: "We do not believe Lady Gaga's performance was inappropriate for the family audience of the X Factor Results show."

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Lady Gaga's latest outfit: Huge furry mask and a beak

Lady Gaga's outift also included a spectacular furry-armed coat. Credit: Newspix/ABACA/Press Association Images

Is it a bird? Is it a giant Weetabix alien? No, it's just Lady Gaga stepping out for a stroll.

The flamboyant pop star's latest "look", unveiled in Berlin where she was launching her new album, comprises an imposing hairy hat and a golden beak.

Gaga waves to fans, although it is unclear whether she can see them. Credit: Newspix/ABACA/Press Association Images

The singer was assisted by bodyguards as she left her hotel in the German capital, leaving the impression that the eccentric headwear may have impaired her vision.

Gaga's previous outrageous outfits include a dress made of meat and a costume made of Kermit the Frogs.

Instagram raises 'concerns' over Lady Gaga's well-being

Instagram have contacted Lady Gaga over "concerns" about her well-being after members of its online community raised concerns over posts the singers has shared recently.

The singer tweeted a screenshot of the email she received along with the message "omg at this email INSTAGRAM just sent me".

Lady Gaga tweeted a screenshot from the email she received from Instagram Credit: Twitter/Lady Gaga

The email said: "Members of the Instagram community have raised concerns for your well-being after seeing posts you've shared. We're reaching out to provide you with some important safety information."

In recent days, the singer has posted handwritten notes to Instagram including "Each day I cry, I feel so low from living high", which are thought to be lyrics from a song on her forthcoming album.

Gaga does not appear to have taken the correspondence seriously, tweeting: "What the actual hell. hahahah."

Lady Gaga overtime row to go to court

A former roommate and friend Lady Gaga will take her to court over claims she was cheated out of overtime wages.

A US jury will decide whether Gaga's demands on Jennifer O'Neill left her any personal time, or whether she was on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week as she claims in her lawsuit against the pop sensation.

Lady Gaga is estimated to have earned $80 million in the first six months of 2013. Credit: Reuters

O'Neill worked for the singer in early 2009 and again from 2010 to 2011. US District Judge Paul Gardephe said both sides she agree she was expected to be available throughout each hour of the day, which potentially qualifies her for overtime compensation.

O'Neill said she was paid about $50,000 annually when she was first hired and $75,000 annually the second time by the pop singer, who is estimated in a list published by Forbes magazine to have earned $80 million in the first six months of this year.

A trial is set for November 4.

Lady Gaga thanks her fans after hip surgery

Lady Gaga has cancelled the remaining tour dates for the Born This Way Ball Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Lady Gaga has thanked her fans for their support after she had hip surgery, saying "you really gave me a lot of strength today."

In a post on LittleMonsters.com, the social network dedicated to fans of Lady Gaga, she wrote:

"You really gave me a lot of strength today.

As they wheeled me into surgery today, I thought about all of your pain and perseverance, your unique family situations, school environments, health issues, homelessness, identity struggles -- sometimes you are so brave that it terrifies me.

"So I thought to myself, I'm alive, I'm living my dream, and this is just a bump in the road. I'm grateful because this is temporary, and for some it is not.

You have changed my life. I love you and am proud to be a part of your lives."

The singer has cancelled the remaining 21 dates of her Born This Way Ball tour.

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