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Lady Gaga shoots new video at Hearst Castle

Tourists are giving way to dancers as a production crew takes over Hearst Castle on the California coast, where Lady Gaga is shooting a big-budget music video.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune says filming began this week at the indoor blue-and-gold tiled Roman Pool and the outdoor Neptune Pool.

The pop diva had yet to be seen as crewmembers carried in bags full of fake flowers and a giant plaster seashell Tuesday.

Shoots at the state historical site, built by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, are extremely rare. Gaga is donating $250,000 to the Hearst Castle foundation in addition to underwriting a $25,000 water supply study and paying special fees. She will also make a water conservation public-service announcement and a short feature on the castle.

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Designer Johnson Hartig bucked New York Fashion Week’s neutral-color trend with a vibrant collection for Libertine boasting bold colors, clashing prints and rich textures.


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New Order bassist Peter Hook is 58.

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