The Word: Lady Gaga has a gold wheelchair

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Credit: In Touch Weekly

OK, Abby Lee Miller, you have our attention
In the new In Touch Weekly, “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller swears she’s not the monster she’s portrayed to be on TV, despite this terrifying “Black Swan”-esque picture to the contrary.
“I’m a schoolgirl at heart,” says the Pittsburgh native. “There’s still an innocence to me. I’ve done a lot of nice things for my girls. I take them to dinners, to movies, to Broadway shows. Most of my kids, over the years, have never seen a plane or been to a five-star hotel. I teach them which fork to use and things they won’t learn in school.”

Lady Gaga recovers from surgery with a custom gold wheelchair because really, why not?
Did you really expect Lady Gaga to recuperate from her recent hip surgery in a boring wheelchair fit for plebeians? After all, this is Mother Monster, a woman who enjoys wearing Kermit the Frog puppets. So, she enlisted the help of designer Ken Borochov to create a custom 24-karat gold wheelchair, according to E! News. The chair features a leather seat that reclines (because all that time in a wheelchair is certainly exhausting), stylin’ spokes (in case she wants to go for a spin down the L.A. Freeway) and a canopy (too much sunlight is never good for a Lady of her stature).
“I certainly wasn’t expecting that phone call and have never done a wheelchair, but am always up for a challenge and was thrilled to create what I affectionately dubbed the Chariot, a chair fit only for a queen,” the designer said in a statement.
We hope Gaga donates her wheelchair to the local old folks’ home when she’s done with it. Lord knows Betty Ann in 3C could use a little sunshine in her life.

Kim Kardashian: Once more, with feeling
If you saw the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” episode when Kris Humphries proposed to Kim and thought to yourself, “My, what a perfect proposal,” know that it was all for the cameras. Life & Style claims they’ve got the court documents from “Keeping Up” producer Russell Jay’s deposition on Feb. 4 in the ongoing case to determine whether Kim and Kris’ union should be annulled.
Get a load of this transcription:
Q: More than once, you would film a scene and then have [it] be reshot?
A: I remember, like, Kim — she didn’t know that he was going to propose at that moment. And she came in and she was completely surprised, and I think she had a bad reaction or something and she was embarrassed. So she said “Can we just, like, have me come back in one more time and be, like, really surprised?” Because she had no idea it was going to happen. It was in her bedroom.
Kim, better start practicing those giving-birth faces now. You’ve only got one chance to get that shot right.

TALKING POINTS

Divorce has been good for TomKat
Apparently getting divorced was the best thing to happen to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, at least according to director Adam Shankman, who is friends with both. Shankman tells Us Weekly that since the couple’s high-profile split last summer, the two are doing just swell. “They are incredibly happy,” Shankman says. “I’ve just been e-mailing with him. He’s coming back. He’s shooting ["All You Need Is Kill"] in London and seems as happy as a clam. I know he sees his daughter.” As for Holmes? “Katie seems really happy,” Shankman adds. “You just fight through all the noise. And it’s noisy!”

Swift’s fan mail ends up in the trash
Taylor Swift may find herself with with fewer adoring fans once they find out their letters and cards to the country crooner have been ending up in the trash. Nashville resident Kaylee Francescan discovered a mass of Swift fan mail in a dumpster, she tells local station WKRN. “There were like hundreds of letters in there to Taylor Swift and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ I didn’t know if they were stolen [or] discarded, so I threw them in a box,” she says. “And I’m like, ‘Somebody needs to let Taylor know.’ It did bother me [because] I know how much her fans mean to her.” A rep for the singer insists it was simply an error on the part of the mail sorter. “A small batch of mail that was supposed to be delivered to Taylor was accidentally put with letters headed for the recycling center,” the rep tells Us Weekly.

Steven Tyler writes the law
Hawaii’s state senate has passed the “Steven Tyler Act,” which gives celebrities the right to sue paparazzi over unwanted photos and videos taken of them, and the man for whom the act is named couldn’t be more thrilled. “[In Hawaii,] they are allowed in with their lenses and they get the most intimate of shots, which is what they are really looking for to make money. Not on my watch,” he tells Billboard. “Now at least Joe [Perry] and I can go to Maui and walk around naked in the back lawn and write some crazy songs.”

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DAILY TWITTER UPDATE: March 13, 2013

Checking in with some of Hollywood’s biggest names to see what they’ve been up to — in their own words, in 140 characters or fewer.

Today, Sylvester Stallone has some bad news about “Expendables 3,” Kirstie Alley is fine with profanity, Rebel Wilson is keeping it real and Charlie Sheen is… using Twitter.

@TheSlyStallone
No S. Seagal, sorry ,but maybe we get lucky with J. Chan! And some young bloods!!!

@kirstiealley
Oh who cares if we swear ?? They are just words … just letters arranged in a fashion to sound tough or cool or angry.

@RebelWilson
I’m not too famous to eat crumbs off my chest x

@charliesheen
hashtag chefkla hashtag winning hashtag grinning hashtag keptyourjob hashtag bravo hashtag breakfast



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