Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip.
Lady Gaga Greeted by Gayle King in Underwear
When Lady Gaga stopped by "The Gayle King Show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network" to discuss the music video for new single "Born This Way," the pop star was met by King in nothing but her "one-piece spanx" and "fishnet pantyhose." "Gaga didn't even blink," said the talk show host of the incident. "She was like, 'Oh hi, you look great.' Like it's normal for someone to be standing there greeting you in their underwear, Gaga!" Gaga replied, "Well, maybe you were born that way." ( Oprah.com)
Kanye West's 'Lights' Video Causes Seizures?
A UK epilepsy group has condemned Kanye West's new video for "All of the Lights," claiming the flashing neon lights in the clip may cause seizures. The video was examined by a machine that "looks at whether video footage is likely to cause seizures," said an Epilepsy Action statement. "We have today had confirmation that it contains material that may cause seizures in some people with photosensitive epilepsy." ( All Hip-Hop)
Justin Bieber Spending 17th Birthday with Grandparents
Justin Bieber says that he is planning to keep things low-key instead of having a big party when his 17th birthday rolls around on Mar. 1st. "Hopefully my grandparents will be out here and I'll be able to spend time, a little bit, with them," the singer tells Entertainment Tonight. "My grandma makes the best cheesecake - cherry cheesecake. She made that for my 13th birthday." Bieber will kick off his world tour three days after the big day. ( People)
Ozzy/Bieber Commercial Spacesuits Up for Auction
The space suits worn by Ozzy Osbourne and Justin Bieber in their Best Buy Super Bowl commercial will be auctioned off on EBay, with the proceeds benefiting the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program.The two autographed, $30,000 suits were donated by Best Buy and are being auctioned separately. ( Ozzy.com)
Steve Vai Hosting World's Largest Guitar Lesson
Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, in collaboration with Berklee College of Music, is attempting to make history by breaking the Guinness World Record for the world's largest online guitar lesson. Guitar players all over the world will be able to witness this free guitar masterclass imparted by Vai on Mar. 3. A recent video posted to promote the lesson featured Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel encouraging young guitarists around the world to participate in the record-breaking event.
(Reporting by Ricardo Gomez, Kevin Rutherford and Katie Morgan.)