Talk about a bad romance!!
Source: http://omg.yahoo.com/news/producer-e...ady-gaga/37721An ex-boyfriend and former producer of Lady Gaga has filed a lawsuit against her, claiming the Grammy winner denied him royalty payments after their romance soured, The Associated Press reports.
In the $30.5 million suit filed Wednesday at a Manhattan state court, Rob Fusari says he was instrumental in transforming Stefani Germanotta into Lady Gaga, who dropped him when her career took off, he says. "All business is personal," the lawsuit said.
Fusari says in the suit that he took Gaga under his wing in 2006 and spent months revamping the piano player into the pop-dance phenomenon she is today, coining her stage name from Queen's "Radio Ga Ga." He has a co-producing credit on her first album, 2008's The Fame, and songwriting credits for "Paparazzi," "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich" and "Brown Eyes."
The two were romantically involved when they launched Team Love Child LLC in May 2006, a joint venture to promote Gaga's career that promised Fusari 20 percent of the share, the suit said.
When the couple broke up, their business relationship terminated as well, and Fusari says he's been denied a 20 percent share of song royalties and 15 percent of merchandising revenue. The producer, whose credits also include Will Smith's "Wild Wild West" and Destiny's Child's "Bootylicious," says he was paid $611,000, but claims he is owed more.
A rep for Gaga declined to comment to TVGuide.com on the lawsuit.
I've got no comments but I wish GaGa wins this case ...
she is sueing him back.
Yay.Don't mess with Lady Gaga.
The wild-styled singer fired back at her former producer Friday in a lawsuit saying he's the one who broke the law by duping her into signing an illegal contract.
Lady Gaga's ex-lover and producer, Rob Fusari, sued the singer for more than $30 million on Thursday, claiming he came up with her stage name and co-wrote some of her hit songs.
But Gaga's lawsuit says the contract between her and Fusari is invalid because Fusari was not a licensed talent agent.
Not only do Gaga's lawyers want Fusari's suit thrown out, they want him to pay damages to the superstar singer for trying to take advantage of an "inexperienced performing artist."
Fusari made Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, "enter into an unlawful arrangement" when he made her sign a contract giving him rights to her future earnings, the suit says, calling his actions "predatory and financially abusive."
"The ... arrangement was structured in such a way as to mask its true purpose - to provide the defendant unlawful compensation for their services as unlicensed employment agents," the suit says.
Germanotta and Fusari met in March 2006 when he was looking for a female rocker with "garage band chops," according to his lawsuit.
The producer, who worked with Destiny's Child on "Bootylicious," says he persuaded Germanotta to add dance beats to her music and call herself Lady Gaga.
Fusari's lawyer, Robert Meloni, called the claim "ludicrous" when he read the suit last night.
"Rob was no more of an 'agent' for her than she is a Roman Catholic nun," Meloni said.
Shouldn't this thread be merged? I'm getting all giddy over the prospect of a Gaga free Hot Topic page.
I hate how money hungry people have become
Gaga guest in italian television (2009)
Somebody sent me this video and it was hilarious.
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Haven't seen those words on here all day, so.....here they are!!
gaga gaga poker face
she is getting sued
Rah Rah Oh Lala
hope she makes it
Gaga's tour is making a stop near me this summer. I have to find out when and where tickets are going on sale.
What do you think about the "slip" she made, reported yesterday? Is she really a lesbian?
I love Gaga but Telephone was weird. (The Video)
This is not an exit
see, u boys love the gaga
Okay this is huge...
Lady Gaga First Artist with One Billion Online Video Views
Video analytics company Visible Measures — the one we work with to put out our monthly top 10 webisodes chart — curates a list of video called the “100 Million Club.”
It includes all the web videos that have exceeded 100 million views. Lady Gaga has long been a staple of the chart, but now she’s essentially in a club all her own: She’s the first franchise to reach one billion views.
Gaga’s music videos hold three spots in the 65-video 100 Million Club — one for “Poker Face” (374,606,128), one for “Just Dance” (272,941,674) and one for “Bad Romance” (360,020,327). Add them up and you get just over one billion views. She won’t occupy the club alone for long, though; the Twilight saga is close behind with 980 million and Soulja Boy is at 860 million.
Gaga is primarily a hit on Vevo and YouTube; 25% of Vevo’s visitors only have eyes for her. The pop star has attracted Internet attention elsewhere, too. A Facebook group of more than 100,000 people initiated National Lady Gaga Day about a month ago, and her latest Internet hit is her “Telephone” music video with Beyoncé.
The point is, you can’t escape Gaga on the Internet. She’s everywhere right now. We welcome speculation as to exactly why the web loves her so, so let us know in the comments if you have any ideas.
This is not an exit
Gaga a-a-a-ate my heart up!
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I saw her here in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre. It was the best concert ever and she sings just as great live. :-D
you're all welcome, no need to send personal thank yous or gifts of gratitude for starting this wonderful thread. i do it cause i love you guys, and i'm a humanitarian....i'm a people person, always doing whats best for others.
that's how i roll....
Congrats to GAGA!
All Bow to the QUEEN! Love her!
Not much of a fan of the genre, but she is very unique, and she has a nice voice.
Love GaGa, she's awesome.
And mama never freaked out when she heard it go BOOM!...Cuz she knew we were in the zone.
Well, my favorite lyrics aren't here, so here they are:
don't want no paper brown eyes
I'm giving GaGa a break and checking for Christina right now.
I'm still town.
On one hand she writes, produces and directs all of her own music and performances.
On the other hand her outfits distract from her true talent. Hm....... I don't know! I should go and see her live sometime.
But she needs to rest.up!
I really do love lady gaga.... just saying
I love her. Favorite song is Dance In The Dark
if you want to talk about her yahoo messenger me at: olhmes7676