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Madonna talks about Lady Gaga at New Jersey concert

Plus: Usher and Shakira to join The Voice; Gallagher plans break for album; Gangnam Style tops 200 million hits; Vanity Fair to launch French edition.

Madonna talked about Lady Gaga at a concert in New Jersey, saying:
Madonna talked about Lady Gaga at a concert in New Jersey, saying: "I love her. I do love her." Getty Images

Madonna addresses Lady Gaga at show

At her concert on Sunday in New Jersey, Madonna surprised her audience by suddenly talking about Lady Gaga. "I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. And one day, very soon, we're gonna be on stage together. Just wait," said the pop star, before singing her track Holiday. In earlier shows for her MDNA tour, Madonna performed a mash-up of her hit Express Yourself with Gaga's similar-sounding Born This Way, ending the song by chanting "She's not me".

Usher and Shakira to join The Voice

Usher and Shakira are joining The Voice as new coaches next spring, when Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green take a break from the show, announced NBC. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain on board. The series began airing its third season last week. Aguilera is going on a concert tour for her new album, while Green is developing new music and a sitcom based on his life. - AP

Gallagher plans break for album

The British musician Noel Gallagher says he's planning to take a hiatus at the end of his latest tour to prepare for his next album. The former Oasis guitarist released his debut solo record High Flying Birds in 2011 and has spent much of this year on tour. Asked if he will be recording a new album soon, Gallagher told a UK radio station: "No, no, no - I'm taking a well-earned break as soon I complete my North American dates in November. Why mess with brilliance? You have to give it time." - IANS

Gangnam Style tops 200m views

The South Korean pop sensation Park Jae-Sang posted another landmark on Tuesday, when the video of his hit, Gangnam Style, notched 200 million views on YouTube, days after topping the US iTunes chart. "Got 200 million views!!! Thx everybody!!!" tweeted Park, who is better known by his stage name, Psy. - AFP

David casts Hamm and Hudson

The Curb Your Enthusiasm actor Larry David has finalised the cast for his forthcoming improv-based HBO film Clear History. Kate Hudson, Jon Hamm, Eva Mendes and Michael Keaton will star as the film's leads. David will play the lead role as a disgraced marketing executive who reinvents himself a decade later in a small island.

Vanity Fair to launch French edition

The US publisher Conde Nast is set to launch a French version of its iconic magazine Vanity Fair in the summer of 2013. Vanity Fair, which sells 1.25 million copies in the US, is already published in Britain, Italy and Spain. The French journalist and Canal+ TV host Michel Denisot, 67, will head the new venture. - AFP