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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Madonna talks ‘Born This Way’-‘Express Yourself’ comparisons; Toni Braxton hospitalized for ‘lupus flare up’

Madonna. (Jonathan Short - AP)
Madonna has usually been rather gracious when referring to the reigning queen of pop, Lady Gaga. But in an interview with Newsweek, Madge gave her real opinion on Gaga’s song “Born This Way,” which some music critics and listeners have observed sounds like one of her songs:

“I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song [‘Express Yourself.’] I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was … interesting.” (Newsweek)

Toni Braxton has been hospitalized since Monday for a Lupus flare up, the singer said on Twitter. She added, “Thanks so much for all of your support! Xoxoxoxoxo :)” (@ToniBraxton)

David Cross wants to clarify which “Chipwrecked” producer he referred to on “Conan” as “the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews.” It was not Janice Karman, the actor wrote on Facebook, and he’s really sorry if anyone thought that. He did not apologize for the comment itself. (David Cross Facebook)

Congratulations, Victoria and David Beckham . You gave your daughter Harper Seven the best celebrity baby name of 2011, according to people who voted in a poll on Least favorite name of the year? Bear Blu. Alicia Silverstone’s son’s name also rated nine out of 10 crying babies on the Celebritology weird baby names meter. (BabyCenter)

Avatar 2” will most likely be released in 2016, not 2014 as director James Cameron has originally planned. (EW)

Rihanna skips the People’s Choice Awards, after the jump

Rihanna did not attend the People’s Choice Awards, where she won one award, opting instead to sit courtside at a Clippers game. Seems like the right choice. (TMZ)

Original MTV veejays — Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and Martha Quinn — are writing a book about their cool jobs. (Vulture)

Ever wonder what Steve Carell would look like as a Las Vegas magician? Here’s a picture of the former “Office” star in costume for “Burt Wonderstone.” (HuffPost)

Elizabeth Olsen and “Boardwalk Empire’s” Jack Huston have joined the Daniel Radcliffe-led Allen Ginsberg film, “Kill Your Darlings.” (Vulture)

Speaking of Mr. Potter, watch Radcliffe’s promos for “Saturday Night Live,” which he hosts for the first time this weekend.

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Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Lady Gaga; Madonna

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