Two very different stories, both made me clap my hands with glee!
First, Lady Gaga made a deal with Target to release an exclusive, remix-filled version of Born This Way in their stores. But wait, you say, doesn’t Target donate to a bunch of anti-gay organizations, including icky gay-hating political group Minnesota Forward? Well sure, they did, but their CEO apologized.
Not enough for Gaga.
“That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I’ve ever had in a business meeting,” Lady Gaga said. “Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin to reform and make amends for the mistakes they’ve made in the past … our relationship is hinged upon their reform in the company to support the gay community and to redeem the mistakes they’ve made supporting those [antigay] groups.”
As a result, the company has committed $500,000 to LGBT community projects, although that is a tiny fraction of the $156 million it donates every year to ‘community efforts’.
And just like that, I love Lady Gaga again.
Second, some eagle-eyed film fan noticed something familiar about the set of The King’s Speech- that gorgeous, well-windowed apartment where Geoffrey Rush lived and worked.
He thought he’d seen it in a movie before…. (VERY NSFW after the jump)