A morning mix of entertainment headlines...
Lady Gaga’s sold-out concert in Jakarta will have to be canceled. A spokesman for Indonesian national police said a permit for that stop on her “Born This Way Ball” tour has been denied due to concerns that her “sexy clothes and dance moves would corrupt the youth,” the Associated Press reports. Those concerns came from conservative Islamists and lawmakers. (AP)
Meanwhile, Gaga is currently bringing her show — and her latest meat dress — to Tokyo, as this tweeted photo demonstrates. No word on whether that dress has corrupted any Tokyo youth.
Photo from THE BORN THIS WAY BALL Tokyo. ‘Americano’ by Terry Richardson. twitter.com/ladygaga/statu…— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 14, 2012
Kristen Stewart cross-dresses and romances a skirt-wearing version of herself in the latest issue of Elle. (This will make much more sense when you click through to see the photo.) She also responds to questions about the possible engagement ring on her finger that may have been given to her by Robert Pattinson: “Everyone wants to know. Everyone knows already — it’s ridiculous.” Uh, so does that mean they’re engaged, they’re not or that this whole thing is an elaborate “Twilight”-related publicity stunt? (Elle)
Britney Spears and Demi Lovato were officially-officially confirmed Monday as new judges on “The X Factor.” Here’s video, via TMZ, of the big announcement during upfront presentations in New York. “I’m ready to find the true star,” Spears said to fellow judge Simon Cowell. “Back to you, Simon.” Well, if this doesn’t work out, maybe there’s an opening for her as a reporter on the 11 o’clock news? (TV Column)
Lee Hirsch , director of the movie “ Bully ,” was not pleased with Mitt Romney’s apology following reports in this newspaper that he engaged in bullying during his prep school days. “This could be a true presidential moment for Mitt Romney,” Hirsch tells the Hollywood Reporter. “My hope is that he would recognize that we are past framing bullying as horse play or pranking around. We need our leaders to call it as it is.” (Hollywood Reporter)
Bret Michaels has settled the lawsuit against the organizers of the Tony Awards, one in which he claimed that an onstage accident during the 2009 Tonys led to his brain hemorrhage. The terms of the settlement have not been released. (Associated Press)
Jay-Z supports President Obama’s decision to support same-sex marriage. Not surprising, but here’s what Mr. Beyonce had to say about it.