Star Scoop: Lady Gaga Announces ARTPOP Rave, Drake Blasts from the Bottom to Barclays, Taylor Swift Sells Out

By  August 21, 2013

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Lady Gaga is upping her ARTPOP ante. Not only will her highly-anticipated LP drop on November 11, she’ll be celebrating its arrival with a massive rave. “We’re going to have an art rave in New York,” she shared with Z100′s Elvis Duran. “When you arrive at the art rave, it will be a huge, huge warehouse filled with rooms where you can view all this artwork that we’ve created together. Then, you can watch me live and have drinks and dance.” [GLAM Inbox]

Started. Degrassi‘s very own Drake has been added the the 2013 Video Music Awards performance lineup. He joins Katy PerryKanye West, and NSync… and will most likely do so in Versace, Versace, Versace. [Twitter]

MadonnaJustin Timberlake, and Britney Spears may have tenure over a 23-year-old Taylor Swift, but there’s one category where she bests them all: sold-out shows. The “22” guitar thumper set a record this week for the most sold-out shows as a solo artist at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. While the aforementioned icons sold-out eight shows each at the venue, Swift reigns with eleven. [Just Jared]

Nail art may be trending out of fashion, but it has found a new home on reality TV. Oxygen is developing a competition series called Nailed It that will pit top nail art techs against one another for cash prizes and the title as the nation’s handiest manicure maven. [Variety]

Welcome to the James Franco show. The cultured celeb landed his own docuseries on Ovation that will profile his pursuits outside of Hollywood. “The show sees the word of art through James’ eyes,” said Ovation exec Robert Weiss. “All the different exploits that James is involved in, this show encompasses.” In other words, we’ll see him as a scholar, teacher, filmmaker, artist… and all around hot guy. [Variety]

If you thought defending the world from killer kaiju and portraying one of the world’s most noble leaders was all Idris Elba had up his sleeves for 2013, think again. The brilliant bloke lined up his next role in Beasts of No Nation where he’ll take on quite the antagonistic character. Elba will star as the tyrannical Commandant who recruits child soldiers in a West African country; he will also work as a producer on the project. [Deadline]