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Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Lady Gaga responds to Bette Midler; Paul McCartney’s 9/11 documentary to air on Showtime

Lady Gaga performs in a wheelchair. (Reuters)
More mermaids, more problems. After Lady Gaga performed in a wheelchair and dressed up like a mermaid at a recent show, Bette Midler let her have it on Twitter. “Dear @ladygaga Ive been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980-You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker [expletive] - mermaid’s mine.” She followed it up with, “Let’s drink this over at the Emmys in September. Fabulous mermaids can coexist!” But still. Yikes.

Now it seems Gaga was unaware of the three-decade old routine. “I had no idea that she did that and I’m a huge Bette Midler fan,” she told Billy Bush. And about those tweets? “Maybe she was just joking, too. She’s funny. Who knows?” (Access Hollywood)

Paul McCartney’s documentary about his journey through New York after 9/11, “The Love We Make,” will air on Showtime the day before the 10-year anniversary of the attack. (Telegraph)

FLOTUS Michelle Obama will appear on an October episode ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” (Vulture)

Dwight Yoakamand Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to join Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Lone Ranger.” Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer are already attached to the project. (Variety)

After the jump, find out who Jennifer Lopez’s mom reached out to for marital advice.

Jennifer Lopez’s mother reportedly reached out to her daughter’s ex-fiance, Ben Affleck, days before Lopez and her estranged hubby, Marc Anthony, announced their separation. (Us Weekly)

Chris Brown has been cast in the big-screen adaptation of Steve Harvey’s “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.” So there’s that. (

Carice van Houten and Stephen Dillane will join HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as Melisandre and Stannis. (Entertainment Weekly)

Watch Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s “History of Rap Part 2,” a follow-up to last year’s “Part 1.”

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