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Madonna gets political, Lady Gaga tries acting

posted 27 Jul 2012, 14:14 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 27 Jul 2012, 14:14 ]

The latest celebrity and entertainment headlines including Madonna gets political at Paris concert, Lady Gaga adds acting to her resume and London gears up for Olympics at concert in Hyde Park.

REUTERS/LOVELIVE TV - Madonna got political at a small show at Paris' famed Olympia theater on Thursday, voicing her love for a tolerant France. The 45 minute show garnered mixed reactions, with some fans booing and asking for refunds. The concert also streamed live on YouTube.

Lady Gaga will make her film acting debut in the second installment of the "Machete" film franchise in a casting choice alongside the likes of Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen. The film's director Robert Rodriguez announced the casting on Twitter and posted a link to a poster featuring the singer. Little is known about the role, which is likely to be a cameo or smaller film appearance.

On the eve of the Olympics opening ceremony around 60,000 people packed into London's Hyde Park for a concert to mark the Olympic Torch Relay finale on Thursday (July 26). The all day event featured performances from acts including The Wanted, Mark Ronson, Katy B and Dizzee Rascal. As well as the music acts, the crowd also got to see the final torchbearers of the day carry the Olympic Flame onto the stage, and light the Olympic Cauldron.

Bristol Palin will be back in her dancing shoes. The daughter of the former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, will return to U.S. television for the all-star season of Dancing With the Stars. She will be joined by some other familiar faces including Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson and Joey Fatone.

Lindsay Claiborn, Reuters.