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    Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:53:36

    Lady Gaga Pleads Ignorance Over Claims She Copied Bette Midler - She says she didn't know and is a huge fan!

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    Lady Gaga has responded to allegation that she ripped off Bette Midler's mermaid stage act. In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, an incredulous Gaga said she said wasn't aware of Midler's act and even said she is a fan of the diva, saying, "I had no idea that she did that and I'm a huge Bette Midler fan."

    When asked, Gaga said, "Not in the beginning it wasn't because I didn't know that she'd done [it], but I do now and I think it's great. Obviously I feel connected to women in theater and women from the past. Maybe we're just cut from the same cloth."

    "I couldn't hop around in that tail so I just stuck myself in a wheelchair," she said about why she chose to sit in a wheelchair in her mermaid outfit. She also praised Midler, saying, "I'll say is that I ... admire her and find her to be one of the most brilliant and incredible performers, so that's all I'll say."

    Bette, are you over your anger? Midler issued a bunch of tweets over the weekend telling Gaga to back off! She then invited her to have a drink at this year's Emmys.

    Do you believe that Lady Gaga did not know about Bette Midler's handicapped mermaid act?

    —Carly Costello
    07.21.11




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