Star Scoop: Lady Gaga Crowns Queen, Taylor Swift Shakes up the Charts, Diane Sawyer Signs Off

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Mother Monster is “the happiest girl in the world.” On a day off from her ARTPOP Ball Tour, Lady Gaga made a surprise performance in Australia with Adam Lambert and Queen. “Tonight I felt alive in a way I have not before,” she continued. “I returned to the Radio GaGa mothership to pay homage to my leaders. It was emotional and wild.” [Billboard]

If you thought Taylor Swift would have trouble transitioning from country to pop, think again. Her new single “Shake It Off,” which she performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, landed the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after just one full week out. Guess her haters heard that loud and clear. [Billboard]

Diane Sawyer is signing off. The broadcast vet stood up from her ABC World News anchor desk for the last time Tuesday night. She’d been the face of the broadcast for the past five years but this isn’t the last we’ll see of her. “On a personal note, as I said I’m not going far,” she said. “Down the hall, up the stairs, and I am not slowing down but gearing up in a new way, already at work on some of the stories that take you into the real lives around us, the ones we rarely get to see.” [ELLE]

We know, and love, Shonda Rhimes as being the force behind shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, but this fall, she’s making her on-camera debut. Rhimes will have a guest spot on episode three of The Mindy Project where she’ll star as herself. Should be easy enough. [TV Line]

Fresh off his Emmys win for directing made-for-TV movie The Normal HeartRyan Murphy is giving us a peek at his more sinister side. Here’s your first look at the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. [Huffington Post]