The Shortlist for March 9
after learning that it had made political donations to the group MN Forward, which supports the openly anti-gay Minnesota politician, Tom Emmer. Initially, Gaga had believed her agreement with Target would benefit the LGBT community. "Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin to reform and make amends for the mistakes they've made in the past," she told Billboard when news of the deal surfaced. Though Gaga's camp has not officially stated the reasons for the change, her rep confirmed that "Lady Gaga and Target came to a mutual decision to end their overall exclusive partnership a few weeks ago

showed up at the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac fashion show on Tuesday in Paris rocking a blue wig and carrying a Chinese fan. But her man, Russell Brand, could take or leave the blue Twizzler coif. As he told the hosts of "The View" this week, it's her lips that make him wax poetic. "They are a conduit to paradise, a tunnel to

another world," the "Arthur" star said. "They are redemption, salvation, glory, poetry!" Hmm, those lips could also benefit from a lyric or two penned by Russell. "Conduit to paradise" somehow sounds more inspired than lines like Katy's "so hot we'll melt your Popsicle
On March 3, Christina Aguilera did a photo shoot for the new perfume she's launching, Secret Potion. While it's not her first fragrance -- she released Royal Desire last fall -- it may be the first scent to mix the heady scent of squad car leather with the ubiquitous aroma of bad press.
HairTech International has dropped the $35 million lawsuit it filed against Paris Hilton in Los Angeles last summer. The company initially claimed that after signing a multi-million dollar endorsement contract to promote their Dream Catchers hair extension product, Paris' 2007 jail stint caused her to miss their launch party, thereby losing the company $6.6 million in revenue, and that she
was seen wearing a competitor's product in public. Paris countersued for $1.7 million, alleging that she was not paid royalties she was owed by the company. On Tuesday, Paris announced HairTech had dropped the suit. "It is certainly not unusual for businesspeople to have their disagreements, but I am glad that  has acknowledged the hard work and dedication I put into promoting his products.

Charlie Sheen makes me look sane," writes Roseanne Barr in a new blog post, diagnosing Charlie's particular brand of crazy as mania that he can no longer control with drugs. "i think Charlie is in a manic high ... take a break dude," she writes, suggesting he do some traveling now that he's lost his gig. But is she concerned for Sheen's well-being -- or using the interest surrounding
him right now to show off her own tiger blood? Having apparently been reminded of "Two and a Half Men" producer, Chuck Lorre, Roseanne then launches into a tirade about the man she claims she "fired ... for being a big drunk on my show." She proceeds to call Lorre's jokes "lines [that] could choke a f------ horse, and render any actor who recites them stone cold soul dead." Then she really gets on a roll: "No grown man could really look himself in the mirror knowing that he delivers s--- jokes and adolescent sniggering over breasts and women's body parts lines to the Tea partier types who are big fans of Chuck's hilarious hijinx.
We tend to notice her perfectly made-up face and the contents of her closet first, but Gwen Stefani works just as hard on what's under her latest L.A.M.B. look. "I work out five days a week, I can't imagine not doing it," she tells Garbage singer Shirley Manson in Elle UK's April edition. "I'd like to have no rules and eat what I want, but I've learned over the years that I'm so disappointed when I
can't wear the clothes I want to wear ... And if I let myself down, appear on stage when I'm not looking my best, it's not fun for me. I just beat myself up about it

When March Madness kicks off on March 13, you can bet one politico will have his brackets ready and his TV tuned to Selection Sunday. President Obama's affection for hoops is no secret, and in honor of the upcoming NCAA tourney, the BLTWY gets you the backstory on all of Obama's b-ball connections, from his days as a high school athlete to the family time he shares with Sasha
and Malia on the court

ews flash: "Celebrity Rehab" does, in fact have some standards. The show has decided to axe "Real Housewives" star and professional party crasher, Michaele Salahi ... because, well, she's not a drug addict. "The treatment program that 'Celebrity Rehab' documents is intended for individuals with serious substance abuse and addiction issues," VH1 said in a
statement. "Prior to the taping of the current season, producers were advised that Michaele Salahi met the criteria to be treated in this setting. However, professional assessments spanning from that time to the present, found that she did not meet such criteria. As a result, she is no longer participating in the program
If you can get past all the product placement in Avril Lavigne's new video for "What the Hell," you'll find a singer who's starting to grow into her own voice as she reaches for a more adult sound on her new album, "Goodbye Lullabye." Music to hear what critics are saying about the 26-year-old's latest release, plus more of the hottest new music this month.