Q: I watched the MTV Video Music Awards, and it was the fun spectacle it always is. However, I have to say that Lady Gaga took the cake (or maybe meatpie?) when she wore that meat dress. What on Earth compelled her to wear that? — Kelli J., via e-mail
A: One of my favorite parts of the awards was seeing Cher still rocking that very revealing outfit she wore in her “If I Could Turn Back Time” video in 1989. Let’s see if Lady Gaga (real name Stefani Germanotta) can do that in 40 years! But to answer your question, Gaga, 24, explained to Ellen DeGeneres (who is a vegan) why she wore the now infamous meat dress: “It is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian. It has many interpretations: If we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. I am not a piece of meat.”
Q: I was so happy that Jane Lynch won an Emmy Award for her role as Sue Sylvestro on “Glee.” I know she is busy with that show, but does she have any other projects coming up? — Julian F., via e-mail
A: The in-demand actress — who previous to “Glee” was best known for her roles in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Best in Show — just wrapped production on the film Paul. The movie is a comedy/sci-fi film that also stars Jason Bateman, Seth Rogen, Sigourney Weaver, Kristin Wiig and a ton of other megastars. Look for Paul in March 2011.
Q: I was flipping through channels the other afternoon, and I could have sworn I saw movie actress Sean Young on “The Young and The Restless.” Was that really her, and if so, why did she decide to do it? — Jill G., Albuquerque, N.M.
A: That was indeed the accomplished 50-year-old movie star. Sean played a featured role as Meggie McClain on the long running hit soap opera opposite good friend Eric Braeden. She co-starred with him in the 2008 movie The Man Who Came Back, which also co-starred Eric’s Titanic co-star Billy Zane, along with Carol Alt, George Kennedy and Armand Assante. Of taking on the role of Meggie, Sean said: “Getting the chance to work with my dear friend Eric Braeden — one of the true gentlemen in entertainment — was certainly a deciding factor for me, as well as wanting to get back to work after taking a few years off to raise my kids.”
Q: I love the HBO drama “In Treatment.” Please tell me it is coming back for a third season! — Peggy H., Columbus, Ohio
A: I’m happy to report that “In Treatment,” starring Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest, will be back beginning Oct. 25. The third season also brings guest stars Debra Winger and Amy Ryan.
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