KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated “Born This Way Ball” world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off her travels with sold-out shows from South Korea to Singapore in a striking upgrade of her Asia itinerary over a previous tour that included only Japan. Western pop stars are increasingly criss-crossing the upwardly mobile region in search of new markets while financial malaise continues to afflict parts of the West — and Asian fans are ecstatic. “We’re getting so many concerts nowadays, it’s hard to decide which ones to go for!” said Mindy Chew, an information technology consultant in Malaysia who snapped up $120 seats to watch Lady Gaga’s show in neighboring Singapore within 30 minutes after tickets went on sale. “Some of these shows are like a once-in-a-lifetime … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga prepares to hit Asia for tour, but South Korean Christians pray protest her outfits, music
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The Teresa Show is still going strong down in the Dominican Republic, and despite missing one of her suitcases, Teresa has managed to keep up with her jam-packed schedule of wardrobe changes. I think Caroline has the right idea - strong medicine and bed rest is the only way out of this high-pitched, gold lame nightmare. So here's where we left off - Teresa is deeply offended because she thinks Kathy said she was a bad mother (which clearly she didn't) - and has stormed off with bulldog Joe Giudice in tow to pout in the public restrooms. "Some people just need to have drama in their lives," Joe says, trying to comfort his wife. "She'll never stop .... So you just piss on it and move on." Congrats, Joe! You just won the award for the classiest and most self-aware statement of the season. At some point, the whole group puts on fake happy faces and goes to the bar to do what they do best: drink and act half their age. Joe Giudicea and Joe Gorga have a bonding moment when … [Read more...] about ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ ep. 18 recap: Teresa goes to meat market in heels, Melissa performs
We asked the Daily News Features team what they wanted to do this summer. Follow their lead and you may run into them all over town — and beyond. JOE NEUMAIER 1. Get to an outdoor movie. From DUMBO to Hoboken to Socrates Park to Riverside Park to the roving Rooftop film series, catch a flick while enjoying the New York night air. More than 200 movies will play out between now and Aug. 20. (rooftopfilms.com)2. Tackle a big novel, John Sayles' mammoth "A Moment in the Sun." It'll take all summer to finish this work from the genius filmmaker set during the turn of the last century. Due May 17.3. Escape to the zoos. Beyond the Bronx and Central Park … the Queens, Prospect Park and Staten Island zoos make for great escapes, whether or not you are entertaining children or out-of-town guests. (And "Zookeeper," starring Kevin James, opens July 8.)4. Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute free neighborhood concerts. The stately sounds of 57th St. come to Queens, Brooklyn, … [Read more...] about Chill out: 206 cool and random things to do when summer heats up in NYC
A new crew of fetchingly fine M. D. s are diagnosing drama on TV, from Patrick Dempsey's Derek Shepherd on "Grey's Anatomy" to current "Bachelor" Travis Stork. When the dating-show protagonist revealed his lucrative job, the contestants trying to win his heart almost went into cardiac arrest. It makes sense: Docs are hot - and ladies can't get enough. Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh resuscitated the designer-sunglasses look as scheming plastic surgeons on "Nip/Tuck," while Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie's House has become the thinking-woman's hospital heartthrob. And funny girls (including Mandy Moore) adore Zach Braff's boy-faced John (J. D.) Dorian on "Scrubs. " And who can forget the real physicians who get hearts racing quicker than you can say "STAT"? CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gave women a whole new notion of the term "embedded" when he burst on the scene during the invasion of Iraq. We'd jump on a treadmill any day for Ian Smith, who … [Read more...] about PAGING DR. DREAMBOAT! Docs are the new sex symbol. Now, who wants a checkup?