Saturday, April 20, 2024

(Watch) Lady Gaga Had a “Million” Reasons to Do Private Show for Russian Oligarch Wedding at Oscars Theater in Hollywood


Over the weekend, Lady Gaga raked in anywhere from $500,000 to a million dollars playing on the stage where the Oscars take place.

Gaga was the private entertainer for billionaire Russian oligarchs at the wedding of their children held– are you ready?– at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. That’s where the Academy Awards are handed out. Gaga last performed “Til it Happens to You” on the 2016 broadcast. The wedding cost around $10 million according to reports and featured a 10 tier cake.

Performance fees for such private events range from half a mil to a mil– and hopefully Gaga got the good money. She certainly put on a real show for them, as recorded on Instagram.

The bride was Lolita Osmanova, the daughter of energy tycoon Eldar Osmanov, and considered to be Vlad Putin’s goddaughter. The groom was Gaspar Avdolyan, the son of Albert Avdolyan, a Russian-Armenian telecommunications mogul.

#ladygaga #thebestwedding

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I hope Jimmy Kimmel makes a joke about this soon. Here’s the altar, where Kimmel will stand next March to hand out the Oscars:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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