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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, 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.


Lady Gaga cancels the remainder of her tour

After postponing some Born This Way Ball shows on Tuesday night, Lady Gaga has announced that she will be cancelling the remainder of her tour, due to a 'severe' leg injury.

In a message posted on her fan site, Live Nation Global Touring confirmed "that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been cancelled."

Lady Gaga initially cancelled four shows of the Born This Way Ball tour Credit: Zak Hussein/PA Archive

The statement confirmed that Lady Gaga would need surgery "to repair the problem", after it was determined she had a labral tear of the right hip.

It added that she would need "strict down time to recover" and that refunds for tickets would be available.


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