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Description is toning down her image for her trip to Israel.  The “Poker Face” singer - famed for her provocative outfits and routines - has vowed to be respectful while she is in the Jewish country and can’t wait to see “sacred and holy” Jerusalem.  She added her visit to the holy city will be “an emotional and spiritual experience.”  However, the 23-year-old blonde - who plans to swim in the Dead Sea - admits she won’t be able to curb all her wild behavior and has confessed she might “get drunk in Jerusalem.” 

Lady Gaga, who will perform the last show of her “Fame Ball” tour in Tel Aviv tonight, is not the first star ordered to tone down their image during a visit to a religious country.  In October 2007, canceled her concert in Malaysia after she was told to follow the Muslim country’s strict dress code.  Gwen Stefani was also told to cover up during her Malaysian concert in August 2007.  The flamboyant star wore sober outfits but called it a “major sacrifice”.  She put jackets over her tops and leotards underneath her skirts and dresses, to conform to the guidelines during the show.  Madonna was warned about her raunchy stage show for her concert in Russia’s St. Petersburg earlier this month.

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Michael Jackson memoriesWe gve you a look at celebrities mourning Michael Jackson on Twitter, but many have released longer statements as well. Madonna says she “can’t stop crying” about the death of Michael Jackson.

The singer has been sobbing uncontrollably since she heard the 50-year-old Jackson had passed away yesterday after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home. She said: “I can’t stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired . The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever! My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless.”

Singer Sir Elton John was halfway though his annual White Tie and Tiara Ball when he heard about Michael’s death. He broke the news to his guests - including Liz Hurley, Hugh Grant, Lily Allen and Kelly Osbourne - before dedicating his song Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me to Michael. Nearly half of his guests left after they found out about the death.

was one of the first to express her grief about the pop icon’s passing. In a statement issued last night, she said: “I was so excited to see his show in London. We were going to be on tour in Europe at the same time and I was going to fly in to see him. He has been an inspiration throughout my entire life and I’m devastated he’s gone!”

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Michael Jackson DiesMichael Jackson is dead.

It is alleged the ‘Thriller’ singer passed away from cardiac arrest today, June 25th 2009. The news was first broken by TMZ, with CNN reporting he was in a coma. Emergency services in California confirm they rushed a 50-year-old man to hospital this afternoon, but strict privacy laws mean that they cannot confirm if it was the singer.

TMZ reported: “Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. When paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back. A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived. Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but they had no luck. We’re told one of the staff members at Jackson’s home called 911. LaToya ran in the hospital sobbing after Jackson was pronounced dead.”

The singer’s family are believed to be at the UCLA hospital in the city, which has been cordoned off by police tape.

Michael - who has three children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 10 and seven-year-old Prince Michael II - was believed to have been suffering from skin cancer and was due to embark on a comeback 50-date residency at O2 Arena in London next month. The first dates of the tour were delayed amid concerns for his health.

Uri Geller - one of Michael’s closest friends - told Sky News: “Like the whole world I’m absolutely devastated and lost for words because everyone expected him to come to England. He was in good health - he was rehearsing and dancing. I’m shocked.”

You can view photos of Michael Jackson’s last video shoot.

Gallery: Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, Has Died

Simon Cowell childhood has always been “difficult”, says his mother. The music mogul - who is nicknamed ‘Mr. Nasty’ for his harsh criticisms of contestants on reality TV shows including and Britain’s The X Factor, had an extremely competitive nature and refused to take no for an answer, reveals Julie Cowell.

Julie, 82, said: “He was a difficult child, he knew what he wanted and sent you crazy getting it. He was one of those children who made up their mind from an early age and was very competitive as a child.” The 49-year-old star also showed a devious streak from a young age, allowing his mother take the blame when he crashed his father’s car!

Brother Nicholas Cowell told British TV documentary Where Did It All Go Right?: “Simon once reversed into the driveway and smashed into my dad’s car, breaking the glass. He picked up the glass and dropped it at the front of the house. He then let off the handbrake of my dad’s car and rolled it up to the glass and drove off in his own. Mum was the last person to have used the car so Simon suggested mum had left the handbreak off. We were always in trouble, always doing something.”

Gallery: Simon Cowell was a difficult, competitive child says Mom

You read the title right, MTV is actually going back to its roots and playing videos. Well, I should actually clarify this statement. Last week, MTV launched MTVMusic.com, offering up every video ever played on MTV for your viewing pleasure. The site is simple, clean and I will probably log about a million hours a week on it just sorting through the Vintage Videos section. Since I will be on the site so much jumping from Grandmaster Flash to Genesis, I’ll post a vid of the week for your viewing pleasure to get you back into the swing of music videos. For week 1, we’re going back to Duran Duran and Hungry Like The Wolf. It’s a bit of eighties brilliance featuring face paint, a ridiculous story line and eighties hair. Enjoy!

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