Gaga's Creative Director Almost Backed Out of Controversial "Judas" Video

Celebrity News Apr. 11, 2011 AT 4:02PM
Gaga's Creative Director Almost Backed Out of Controversial "Judas" Video Credit: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic; Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for The Giving Lounge

-- Lady Gaga's creative director Laurieann Gibson almost walked away from co-directing the 25-year-old singer's forthcoming "Judas" video due to its heavy use of religous themes. "I was like, 'Listen, I don't want lightning to strike me!'" Gibson tells the Hollywood Reporter. "I believe in the gospel and I'm not going there." [Popeater]

-- Steve Carell's last episode of The Office as a series regular will be April 28, NBC confirms. The 48-year-old actor, who's played inept branch manager Michael Scott since 2005, told UsMagazine.com in June 2010: "I am excited (to leave the show)- just so I can spend more time with my family." Carell and his wife Nancy, 44, and two kids: Elizabeth Anne, 9, and John, 6. [Yahoo

-- Michael J. Fox thinks Charlie Sheen should get his Two and a Half Men job back! The 49-year-old actor turned Parkinson's advocate was replaced by Sheen, 45, on Spin City in 2000. Fox tells ET Online: "Charlie Sheen should go back to work and they should let him go back to work, and he should do his job. He's a talented man and a good guy." [Perez Hilton]

-- John Travolta gushes to Access Hollywood that he and Kelly Preston's five-month-old son Benjamin is already a ladies man. "He's awesome, he's charming everyone," the 57-year-old actor says. "He loves pretty girls already. Everyone, their hearts melt when they meet him, and so he's doing rather good." [Access Hollywood]

-- Warner Brothers announced on Sunday that the new Superman film will be titled Man of Steel and will feature Michael Shannon, 36, as the evil General Zod. The film's director, Zack Snyder, said in a statement: "Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role." [Huffington Post

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