Odds & Ends: Lady Gaga, ShipRocked, Barclays’ Barbershop

Lady Gaga tells fans all about her former friends/partners who have betrayed her “greatly” … the sold-out cruise has a limited number of cabins available … Barclays Center will be home to the first GQ barbershop.

Lady Gaga poured her heart out to fans in a post on her LittleMonsters.com website Sunday as she explained why the video for “Do What U Want” is late.

The pop star noted she only had a week to plan and put together the vid, which devastated her.

“All … my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored,” Gaga wrote. “Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result. Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more.”

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Performing with The Rolling Stones at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Gaga added that after she hip surgery last year, she was too sick, tired and sad to control the damage on her own. On the bright side, she’s no longer working with the greedy folks who let her down. Rolling Stone points out that although she doesn’t name names in Sunday’s post, she recently split with former manager Troy Carter. Gaga and Carter parted ways days before she released ARTPOP in November, reportedly over “creative differences.”

“The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning,” Gaga wrote. “Because those who did not care about ARTPOP’s success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition. Please forgive me that I did not foresee this coming, I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most.”

To read the full post by Gaga click here.

Why take a break during a sports events or concert for food and drinks when you could be getting yourself a nice haircut?!

The first-ever GQ Barbershop opens at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Jan. 10 during the Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat game. 

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At the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

GQ is teaming up with Fellow Barber to offer services ranging from a cleanup for $10 to a shave & cut for $75.

Brooklyn Nets player Deron Williams and former World Championship boxer Luis Collazo take a spin in the chairs for the barbershop’s first haircuts Jan. 10. You can check out Collazo’s new do when he fights former World Champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz at the venue Jan. 30.

Following last month’s sellout, ShipRocked has released a limited number of staterooms that will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The rockin’ cruise is scheduled Jan. 26-30 onboard the Norwegian Pearl. Launching from the Port of Miami, the adventure journeys to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.

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The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.

In other ShipRocked news, Tremonti, Black Stone Cherry and DJ Lippy Rage have been added to the lineup. The previously announced roster includes Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Sevendust, Candlebox, In This Moment and Lacuna Coil.

For more information visit ShipRocked.com.