If you tuned in to the Today show on Friday, you were probably looking for one of two things: Toyota commercials or Lady Gaga. It's a toss-up, we know. Gaga drew the show's biggest outdoor audience ever, about 20,000 people topping even the fangirls who were drawn in by that Justin Bieber kid. And in true fame monster fashion, she carried on despite the rain, debuting a new song called You and I. All those people who saw her at Madison Square Garden this week probably feel a little cheated. In between rounds of talking to Meredith Vieira and Ann Curry, Gaga ran through renditions of Someone to Watch Over Me, Bad Romance, Alejandro and Teeth. Not bad for a free concert.
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'Urkel' under investigation
If you thought Steve Urkel was just a scrawny nancy on Family Matters, then obviously you haven't been reading court dockets: Jaleel White is under investigation for allegedly battering a woman. An LAPD report says an alleged victim claims White punched her in one of her breast implants during a drive on the Pacific Coast Highway two weeks ago while there was an infant in the car, TMZ reports. After they got home, White then allegedly slapped her and pushed her into a toilet, breaking the tank. Sources say the alleged victim is Bridget Hardy, the mother of White's daughter. The report was filed last Tuesday. White's rep says the accusations are false: "There was absolutely no battery ... no abuse ... and the incident never happened. This is just a ploy in an ongoing custody battle over their young daughter to tarnish his name."
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Sheen's hearing is postponed
If you were all lathered up for Monday's court hearing in Aspen, Colo., for Charlie Sheen, where he would finally enter that plea bargain we've all been hearing he's going to enter, too bad. It's been postponed. Who does he think he is, Lindsay Lohan? TMZ says the hearing is now scheduled for Aug. 2, which will be interesting, since he goes back to shooting Two and a Half Men the very next day. It'll be hard for him to serve jail time then, don't you think? The site adds that no agreement has been reached during negotiations between Sheen's legal team and prosecutors. It was expected he'd serve anywhere from 17 to 30 days over his alleged domestic abuse charge.
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