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Fed up with Madonna’s slams, Lady Gaga firing back

A Lady Gagcomment Twitter sparked an uproar Thursday Thailand. After arriving for Friday concert Gagtweeted: “I just landed Bangkok baby!

A Lady Gaga comment on Twitter sparked an uproar Thursday in Thailand. After arriving for a Friday concert, Gaga tweeted: “I just landed in Bangkok baby! Ready for 50,000 screaming Thai monsters. I wanna get lost in a lady market and buy fake Rolex.”

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Updated: July 14, 2012 6:32AM



Looks like we have another juicy superstar feud on our hands. I’m talking about the zinger-slinging started when Madonna sarcastically zapped Lady Gaga with subtle slams implying the younger singer was something of a copycat of songs from the onetime Material Girl’s early career.

Then Madonna upped the ante by adding a bit of “Born This Way” — widely regarded as the Gaga song most derivative of her own — to her concert set list.

According to those close to Gaga, the entertainer has had it with the sniping and is firing back — both in public and behind closed doors. I’ve heard the term “Menopausal Mom” has been heard coming from Gaga as she talked about Madonna privately in recent days.

Of course, the fantasy-centric fashionista made a public comment about Madonna during a New Zealand concert last week, telling her fans, “It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves to put other people down, or make fun of them, or maybe make mockery of their work. … And that doesn’t make me feel good at all. That just makes me feel like I’m not a good human being. I don’t even want to fight back because it’s more important to me to keep writing music. Because that’s really all I care about, is the music.”

As for Madonna’s much-publicized nipple-baring bit during a concert in Turkey the other day, I’ve heard Gaga merely had one word for it: “Pathetic.”

Many believe that flash of flesh

was an attempt to grab worldwide attention. It worked.

IS ANNA IN VOGUE … with President Obama? Translation: Is there any truth to the rumors Vogue editor Anna Wintour will be the replacement for Chicagoan Lou Susman, the retiring U.S. ambassador to Britain?

“It’s all making for some good gossip,” said one of Our Town’s biggest Obama boosters, “but I’ve been told that’s all it is — juicy gossip.” That’s also what Dem insider calls the talk about

Oprah Winfrey and Caroline Kennedy “getting high-profile positions in a possible second term.”

ON THEIR TOES: The Joffrey Ballet Women’s Board will celebrate its 10th anniversary Thursday at a Ritz-Carlton Hotel luncheon with keynote speaker Tina Sloan — the author and actress who appeared in the Oscar-winning ballet film “Black Swan.”

TOO MUCH EXPOSURE: While members of John Edwards’ family understand that the disgraced pol’s mistress Rielle Hunter is out to promote her memoir, What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me, I understand they are not thrilled about such high-profile interviews as Chris Cuomo’s exclusive for “20/20,” airing on ABC June 22.The former presidential candidate’s daughter,

Cate Edwards, is said to be particularly unhappy about Hunter going public — believing it will add even more “face time” to her dad’s disgrace.

SEEN ON THE SCENE: Oscar winner Jane Fonda joined son and “Boss” star Troy Garity and his family for a visit Tuesday to “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition” and “Science Storms” at the Museum of Science & Industry. … Here boosting their new “Dallas” series, former “Desperate Housewives” co-stars Jesse Metcalfe and Brenda Strong checked out Sunda. … Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood mingled with pals in the inside parlor area of Drumbar, the new rooftop hotspot at the Raffaello Hotel. … Cubs outfielder Joe Mathe r was spied dining at Harry Caray’s on Kinzie.



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