AOC still eyeing 50-strong team for Tokyo planning trip

A 50-strong Australian Olympic Committee delegation still intends to travel to Tokyo for a planning visit next month despite high-profile sporting events across the region being thrown into chaos because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Chef de mission Ian Chesterman will lead the touring party to the Games venue just months out from the sporting extravaganza, which is under a cloud because of the global health crisis.

A man wearing a face mask walks past the Olympic rings in front of the main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics.Credit:Getty

While a decision on whether the Games will proceed is not expected for months, IOC president Thomas Bach said they were "fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 24".

Global health experts have warned bringing visitors to Japan from all parts of the globe could spread infection rapidly.

There have been more than 83,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2858 deaths worldwide.

"Bringing spectators together in large numbers increases the risk of infection," Tokyo Olympic Games chief executive officer Toshiro Muto said. "Downsizing is among the approaches we can consider."

Cycling's UAE Tour was cancelled after two Italian riders were confirmed as contracting coronavirus.

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, making his long awaited comeback from serious injuries in June, was undergoing tests as well as British ace Mark Cavendish.

Soccer's J-League has opted to delay 94 matches in Japan's top two tiers until March 15 while the Tokyo Marathon will restrict entries to elite runners, denying 38,000 amateur runners the chance to run the race.

The LPGA of Japan Tour will host its first tournament of the year without fans. It comes after three tournaments in Asia on the American LPGA Tour were cancelled.

The other side of the issue is the crowds and that's harder to manage.

Australia's deputy medical director for the London Games, Dr Donald Kuah, said minimising the risk of infection in the athlete's village was far easier than controlling the spread of fans.

"It would be fairly easy to ensure across a village that there are pumps everywhere in terms of sanitisers, wipes and appropriate face masks," said Dr Kuah, who was also the clinical director of the Sydney 2000 athletes village polyclinic. "It's really a tad early to call, but how easily can measures be put in place to reduce infection and exposure? They can be put in place fairly easily. The village can be quite a microcosm in terms of access and ideally you don't want to keep athletes away from family and friends, but if you needed to we could.

"The other side of the issue is the crowds and that's harder to manage."

The Japanese government has asked all schools to close from Monday until the end of March to contain the spread of the virus. It is estimated 13 million students will be affected.

The AOC announced its latest athletes for the Tokyo team on Friday, confirming canoeists Daniel Watkins and Lucien Delfour would take on the whitewater in Asia.

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Israel's health ministry advises against all overseas travel

People in Israel have been advised to reconsider any overseas trips in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

A statement from the Health Ministry said: ‘If you don’t genuinely have to fly – don’t do so.

‘The current assessment is that there is a high probability that the pathogen has spread to additional areas in Europe and in many other places around the world.’

It is not a ban on travel but a warning to people, the Times of Israel reports.

It makes Israel the first country to discourage its nationals from international travel due to the virus.

The statement yesterday also advised the cancellation or delay of all international conferences and gatherings in Israel in the coming months.

It also advised against travelling to such events abroad, where there could be a threat of the disease from people travelling from multiple countries.

The statement also urged avoiding travel to ‘events of a religious character at which people from many different nations gather together,’ which could be referring to Jajj, in July, the paper said.

Israel has enacted some of the strictest travel policies in recent weeks to try to prevent a local outbreak.

Non-Israelis who have visited Italy in the past two weeks are banned from entering the country, along with people who have visited China, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.

Israelis returning from anywhere in Italy or the other countries listed are obliged to self-isolate themselves for 14 days, the incubation period of the Covid-19 disease.

So far, there have been just three cases of the virus in Israel.

Two were passengers on the virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship who tested positive and have been treated in an Israeli hospital.

The other was a man who travelled from Milan in Italy on February 23 and later tested positive after developing symptoms.

The Health Ministry said it has tracked down individuals he had been in contact with since his return and ordered them to stay in home isolation for 14 days.

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YouTube Star James Charles Says He Was 'Threatened' by an Uber Driver

Popular YouTube star James Charles is speaking out about a distressing incident he recently had with an Uber driver.

On Thursday, the beauty influencer — who has over 16 million followers on his YouTube channel — tweeted that he was verbally harassed and physically threatened by someone driving for the ride-sharing app.

Charles, 20, said the alleged incident occurred in Orlando, Florida, where he is scheduled to appear at Playlist Live, an annual three-day convention for content creators and social media stars.

Tagging both Uber’s official handle and its support account, Charles wrote on Twitter, “hi! one of your drivers in orlando just called my employee & I dumbasses, bitches, & threatened to hit us. please contact me as soon as possible.”

A spokesperson for Uber tells PEOPLE they are looking into the matter and that the company has a clear non-discrimination policy.

In Uber’s community guidelines listed on its website, drivers and riders alike are encouraged to “treat your fellow Uber app users as you would like to be treated yourself: with respect.”

They are “expected to exercise good judgment and behave decently toward other people when using the Uber apps” and “not to shout, swear, or slam the car door,” according to the website.

“Most importantly, remember that when you use the Uber apps you will meet people who may look differently or think differently than you. Please respect those differences,” the guidelines read. “Aggressive, confrontational, and harassing behavior is not allowed.”

Uber’s support handle also responded to Charles’ complaint, tweeting on Thursday, “We take this very seriously. Please send us a DM with your email address and phone number so we can connect ASAP.”

“Just sent. Thank you,” the YouTuber answered back, to which Uber’s customer service account replied, “We appreciate you following up with us. We’ve been in touch via DM. If you have any questions, please let us know by replying to that message.”

Charles previously worked with Uber when he starred in a 2017 ad for the brand’s Pride campaign.

“@Uber is always my way to get around when it comes to filming collabs, doing shoots, and even hanging with friends. How do you #RideWithPride?” he wrote in one sponsored post. In another, he said that “80% of my life is spent riding around with @Uber.”

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What you should and shouldn’t do if you’re caught in a situationship

If you have a more-or-less significant other, somebody you’re spending a lot of time hanging out with, maybe going out with on some actual grown-up type dates, and having frequent sleepovers at your place or theirs, and yet you hesitate to define this person as your girlfriend or boyfriend or to call your association an actual relationship, then you are most likely caught up in a situationship. 

There’s nothing really wrong with this, if it’s what the both of you want — situationships, after all, are pretty par for the course in the dating world of the 21st century. Perhaps it’s easier just to live in the moment, after all, for whatever reason — maybe one of you is waiting to hear about an overseas job offer, or perhaps there’s been a bad break-up in the not-so-distant past, or maybe life is just kind of crazy right now and all you want is a little commitment-free fun. Totally cool. However (and there’s always a dreaded “however”), situationships, not unlike relationships, also have their do’s and don’ts that are meant to ensure everybody stays on the same page.

Do realize what it is and what it isn't in a situationship

If you are in a situationship, you are not a partner, romantic or otherwise. If you start acting as if you are — well, this can be seen as overstepping your bounds. As Blavity puts it, “Know your role, then slow your roll!” Meaning? Well, don’t go out of your way to do those special little things for them, like selecting the perfect present or cooking their favorite meal. And definitely don’t expect that the person you’re situationally associating will go out of their way to do anything for you, either.

If you want someone who really gets you, and want to please you — well, you will have to look elsewhere, perhaps to your friends or your family. You’re more likely to get emotional support from a potbelly pig than from your situationship — and the pig is also more likely to appreciate your efforts to please.

Don't read too much into a situationship

Sure, your SO (Situational Other) may act kind of sweet from time to time — but that still doesn’t mean that things are moving to the next level with you two. As Odyssey cautions,  Don’t trick yourself into thinking that [your situationship will] eventually lead into a relationship. Because, nine times out of 10, it won’t.” People just aren’t that complicated — if this person wanted a real relationship with you, they’d already have said something. Unless the two of you have only been seeing each other for a week or two, and/or are just 12 years old, the truth is, you’re not Mr. or Ms. Right, you’re just Mr. or Ms. Right Now.

Do keep it real in a situationship

If the situationship is something that you both want, that’s wonderful, but you need to be sure that you’re interpreting things the same way. And that means — use your big person words. Talk about what you are and are not doing. Do you date other people, or not? And by “date,” do you really mean “sleep with?” If so, what’s the deal with protection? No relationship — much less a situationship — is worth the risk of catching a potentially fatal disease such as HIV/AIDS.

On a less life-threatening, but still serious, note, you should also discuss whether or not you’re going to be meeting/hanging out with each other’s friends, whether you’ll be leaving anything more than just a toothbrush at the other person’s apartment, and when or if you can ever make any plans more than a day or two in advance.

Don't stay in the situationship any longer if it's just not working for you

If you find yourself catching feelings that you know deep-down are unlikely to ever be reciprocated, then it is time to get out and get out now. The reverse is also true — if you’re on the receiving end of unwanted emotions, it’s also better to end things than to ignore the awkwardness. And, should either one of you find you’re just not feeling much of anything anymore — well, why are you still even bothering to hang out with this person? All you’re really doing is holding yourself back from meeting someone who can and will make you happy.

As The Single Woman reminds us, “Do not settle for anything less than you want,” — advice that holds true whether or not you are a woman (or even single). After all, the time you spend with this not-right-for-you person is time you’ll never get back. Decide what you want out of life and out of love, and then head out in that direction, leaving outgrown “situations” in your rear-view mirror.

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‘Law and Order: SVU’ Picks Up Three More Seasons

Having been television’s longest-running primetime live-action series, this Dick Wolf-created show has extended its run as it gets renewed for season 22, 23 and 24.

AceShowbiz -“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” has extended its run as one of the world’s biggest TV hits with a record-setting 22nd, 23rd, and 24th season.

Dick Wolf’s show is currently on its record-setting 21st season, making it TV’s longest-running primetime live-action series, and now it has been picked up for another three runs.

The previous record holder was Wolf’s “Law & Order“, which ran for 20 seasons from 1990 to 2010, and western series “Gunsmoke”.

Actress Mariska Hargitay also makes history on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” this season – her Lt. Olivia Benson has become the longest-running character in a primetime live-action series.

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Smuggling tunnel dug by hand discovered at US-Mexico border

An incomplete smuggling tunnel was discovered by authorities at the Arizona-Mexico border — the 126th underground pathway found by border agents in that area since 1990, officials said.

US Customs and Border Protection agents, along with Mexican authorities, located the tunnel that originated at a drainage facility in Nogales, Mexico, and extended 30 feet into Nogales, Arizona, CBP said in a press release.

Described by authorities as a “rudimentary” tunnel, the hand-dug pathway had no shoring, ventilation or lighting. Its depth was about 20-feet.

“U.S. authorities will continuously monitor the area until they remediate the tunnel,” CBP said in the release.

Last month, the federal agency reported finding the longest known Southwest drug-smuggling tunnel into the US at the California-Mexico border.

That tunnel, equipped with rail-cart and ventilation systems, was more than 4,300 feet long, extending from Tijuana, Mexico to a San Diego neighborhood.

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More snow ‘imminent’ as flood-hit Brits warned Storm Jorge ‘not good news’

More snow is on the cards after much of Britain was blanketed by up to 5cm yesterday as a severe flood warning remains in place and washed out communities are told "it's not good news".

The Met Office is forecasting a further barrage of wintry showers into March with some weather charts predicting snow will have made its way across most of the country in the next two weeks – with parts of Scotland looking at up to 30cm.

Dramatic pictures show snow settling across the UK, as the wintry weather spread across the south east yesterday.

Storm Jorge, meanwhile, will bring further heavy rain and strong winds of up to 70mph across the UK over the weekend.

Parts of Wales and northern England could see between 50 to 80mm of rain on Friday as the storm hits the UK, the Met Office warned.


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  • UK weather: Storm Jorge to batter Britain at weekend with 70mph winds and heavy rain

Strong winds are forecast for much of England, Wales and Northern Ireland on Saturday, reaching 70mph in coastal areas and up to 60mph inland.

When asked about the weekend's weather prospects, Met Office forecaster Emma Salter said: "It's not good news I'm afraid, given all the recent rainfall we've had."

She described Friday as "another wet and breezy day".

"There will be rain first thing in the South West and Wales, with a fairly dry start for most other places," she added.

"That rain in the far South West will move eastwards and it will be raining pretty much everywhere by lunchtime."

The Met Office's chief meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said further flooding is possible with rain forecast to fall on already saturated ground.

Flooding along parts of the River Severn, which has reached close to its highest levels in some areas, is likely until at least Sunday, the Environment Agency said.

A severe "danger to life" flood warning covering the river at the Wharfage in Ironbridge, Shropshire, remains in place on Thursday, while 82 flood warnings and 125 flood alerts have been issued.

Rising waters pushed back the town's temporary flood barriers towards a pub and other businesses, sparking fears that the defences could be fully breached.

Speaking in Ironbridge on Thursday, Environment Secretary George Eustice said the reason for his delay in visiting the town was to allow for the emergency services to "deal with the immediate impacts".

Asked why Prime Minister Boris Johnson was yet to visit, the Conservative MP said: "When he appointed me two weeks ago he made it clear he wanted me to lead on this.

"I have kept him regularly informed with what is happening."

Residents in the Worcestershire town of Bewdley were forced to evacuate earlier after the river spilled over barriers at Beales Corner.

And in East Yorkshire, residents were being evacuated from the village of East Cowick after the River Aire broke its banks.

This month is already the second wettest February on record, with the total average rainfall from February 1 to 25 measuring 179.3mm, the Met Office said.

The figure to beat is 193.4mm, which was set in February 1990.

Mr Gundersen said: "This weekend we'll see another named Storm bring strong winds to parts of the UK with several wind and rain warnings in place.

"We have issued rain warnings for parts of Wales and northern England, where rain will be heaviest and we could see 60-80mm possible over the highest ground."

The Republic of Ireland is expected to face the strongest and most damaging winds, Mr Gunderson said.

The storm will be followed by snow over the hills and mountains in the north of the UK and rail and hail in the south. Winds are forecast to ease slightly on Sunday.

Yellow weather warnings for rain are in place for the North West and South West of England, parts of Wales and Northern Ireland between midday on Friday and 9am on Saturday.

The Met Office has also issued a yellow wind warning for a 24-hour period from midday on Saturday covering most of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and south-west Scotland.

On Thursday, Mr Johnson declined to say whether he would visit those made homeless by recent flooding.

Speaking in central London, he instead focused on how the "massive issue" of flooding "presents an opportunity" for job creation.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has previously accused Mr Johnson of being a "part-time Prime Minister" due to his absence from affected areas.

Mr Johnson said on Thursday: "There's a massive issue about flood defences, and we have put £2.6 billion in and we will be investing another £4 billion.

"This is something that is absolutely critical for our country to tackle."

England has received over 200% of its average February rainfall, according to the Environment Agency, with some areas experiencing a month's worth of rain in 24 hours.

Toby Willison, executive director of operations at the Environment Agency, said: "Our operational teams continue to work night and day to protect communities alongside the River Severn, which is experiencing record levels.

"River levels will remain exceptionally high on the Severn for some time and communities, in particular Shrewsbury, Bewdley, Bridgnorth and Ironbridge, should prepare for potentially ongoing severe flooding."

Storm Jorge is the fifth storm to hit the UK since December 6 last year and third in February,

Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said it was "not uncommon" to see so many storms in such a short period of time.

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Lara Jean will face “some real life choices” in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before 3

Netflix has confirmed there will be a third and final film of the cult rom-com series. Here is everything we know about To All The Boys: Always And Forever, Lara Jean.

When it comes to good things, it is possible to have too much (or so the old adage goes). That is, unless the thing is To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, in which case, well, the limit does not exist.

The first film of the series, based on Jenny Han’s bestselling trilogy, told the story of endearing and shy teenager Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor). She writes love letters to boys in lieu of telling them her feelings. When the letters are released into the world, she enters a fake relationship with high school heartthrob Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), which blossoms spectacularly into a real relationship complete with one outrageously romantic hot tub scene. 

After the film became one of the platform’s most popular films of all time, it was hardly surprising when the sequel, To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You, was announced. The second film, which landed on Netflix this month, was about what comes after the happily ever after. We see Lara Jean and Peter trying to navigate their relationship in the real world amid the arrival of John Ambrose McClaren (Jordan Fisher), a former classmate of Lara Jean’s and her crush from Model UN, and one of the recipients of her love letters.

And now, following the sequel – which, in our opinion, delivered on its promises of the same chemistry, humour and heartache of the first – we are officially getting a threequel.

The streaming giant and cast announced the third film, To All The Boys: Always And Forever, Lara Jean, revealing it was already in production and will bring Lara Jean’s story to an end.

Here’s everything we know about the film so far.

What is To All The Boys: Always And Forever, Lara Jean about?

While we don’t know exactly, it is likely that the third film will follow in the footsteps of the previous two and mirror the storyline in the same-numbered novel. In the third book, Lara Jean and Peter are finishing up their final year of high school and looking towards university.

According to Condor, we can expect to see Lara Jean making some difficult decisions. The actor told The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s her senior year, so she’s trying to figure out actually what she’s going to do for her future, like making choices for what’s right for you versus what you want in the moment because you want to stay with something. That’s super difficult, right?

“What I can say is she faces some real, real life choices. What I love about the third movie is she fully comes into her own. It’s a full beginning, middle, end, and for me, that was great as an actor because I had all the time in the world to play and to grow and to feel good with the way that we ended things.”

To All The Boys: Always And Forever, Lara Jean is already in production

Will the original cast return for To All The Boys: Always And Forever, Lara Jean?

Given the second and third movies were filmed back-to-back, it appears that all the original cast, including Lara Jean, Noah Centineo and John Corbett, will all return for the last instalment. 

Is there a trailer for To All The Boys: Always And Forever, Lara Jean?

Not yet! However, we will be sure to update this story as soon as one surfaces. 

To All The Boys: the couple had to navigate their relationship in the real world.

When will To All The Boys: Always And Forever, Lara Jean be released?

No word yet on when we can expect the third film but given it has already been filmed, our fingers are crossed for 2020.

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Peter Andre welcomes Jeremy Kyle back after his show was axed following guest's suicide

PETER Andre welcomed Jeremy Kyle back to the spotlight after his show was axed following a guest's suicide.

The Jeremy Kyle Show was cut for good last May after guest Steve Dymond, 63, died from an overdose.

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Sharing a picture of new dad Jeremy, 54, his fellow star wrote: "Welcome to the family Jeremy :)"

Peter, 47, tagged his talent manager Claire Powell in the post, after she signed Jeremy to her books and announced his comeback.

Jezza's new manager also represents and revealed last night he "will be back soon to have his say" on Instagram.

She said: "So pleased to welcome the very talented and very real … Jeremy Kyle exclusively to @the_can_group

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So pleased to welcome the very talented and very real … Jeremy Kyle exclusively to @the_can_group For 14 years, Jeremy Kyle dominated Daytime TV with his hugely successful eponymous talk show. He’s also proved a hit in prime time, fronting five successful series of his investigative current affairs brand, The Kyle Files.. Jeremy’s runaway UK success was the catalyst for two syndicated US series as well as stints presenting two other ITV juggernauts, This Morning and Good Morning Britain. Jeremy first came to prominence as a Sony Award-winning radio host who changed the game at BRMB, Virgin Radio, Capital FM, talkSPORT and talkRADIO. Known for his honest, engaging opinions, Jeremy has also authored numerous columns for The Sun and a bestselling book for Hodder & Stoughton. A committed father and family man, he’s also a cancer survivor who has miraculously just welcomed a new son (and grandson!) into the world. And after a year spent battling the unimaginable consequences of a devastating tragedy, Jeremy Kyle will be back soon to have his say: WATCH THIS SPACE!

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So pleased to welcome the very talented and very real … Jeremy Kyle exclusivelyto @the_can_groupFor 14 years, Jeremy Kyle dominated Daytime TV with his hugely successful eponymous talk show. He’s also proved a hit in prime time, fronting five successful series of his investigative current affairs brand, The Kyle Files.. Jeremy’s runaway UK success was the catalyst for two syndicated US series as well as stints presenting two other ITV juggernauts, This Morning and Good Morning Britain.Jeremy first came to prominence as a Sony Award-winning radio host who changed the game at BRMB, Virgin Radio, Capital FM, talkSPORT and talkRADIO. Known for his honest, engaging opinions, Jeremy has also authored numerous columns for The Sun and a bestselling book for Hodder & Stoughton. A committed father and family man, he’s also a cancer survivor who has miraculously just welcomed a new son (and grandson!) into the world. And after a year spent battling the unimaginable consequences of a devastating tragedy, Jeremy Kyle will be back soon to have his say: WATCH THIS SPACE!

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"For 14 years, Jeremy Kyle dominated Daytime TV with his hugely successful eponymous talk show.

"He’s also proved a hit in prime time, fronting five successful series of his investigative current affairs brand, The Kyle Files.. Jeremy’s runaway UK success was the catalyst for two syndicated US series as well as stints presenting two other ITV juggernauts, This Morning and Good Morning Britain.

"Jeremy first came to prominence as a Sony Award-winning radio host who changed the game at BRMB, Virgin Radio, Capital FM, talkSPORT and talkRADIO. Known for his honest, engaging opinions, Jeremy has also authored numerous columns for The Sun and a bestselling book for Hodder & Stoughton.


"A committed father and family man, he’s also a cancer survivor who has miraculously just welcomed a new son (and grandson!) into the world. And after a year spent battling the unimaginable consequences of a devastating tragedy, Jeremy Kyle will be back soon to have his say: WATCH THIS SPACE!"

The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed for good last May after guest Steve Dymond, 63, died from an overdose.

He was found dead 10 days after failing a love rat lie detector test on the popular daytime chat show.

The show was pulled off air as broadcast bosses worked frantically to come up with a final decision on its future.

But ITV permanently scrapped the programme, which ran 3,320 episodes over 14 years, after uproar from Mr Dymond’s loved ones and horrified viewers.

Carolyn McCall, ITV’s CEO, announced: “Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.

“The Jeremy Kyle Show has had a loyal audience and has been made by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the show to end.

“Everyone at ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond."

The decision to axe Jeremy Kyle came after then Prime Minister Theresa May said Mr Dymond's  death was a "deeply concerning case".

Jeremy has kept a low profile since the show ended.

The Sun exclusively revealed Jeremy had welcomed a baby boy with fiancée Vicky Burton, 38, earlier this month.

A source said: “This is wonderful news for both of them. Of course it has been an extremely tough time, but it’s lovely to have something to celebrate together.

“They’re very much united and hoping to move forwards with their new son and the rest of their family.”

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Lady Gaga Releases New Single 'Stupid Love' with a Video That Blasts Her Little Monsters Into Outer Space

Lady Gaga is back and has officially kicked her new era into high gear.

The pop songstress released her new single “Stupid Love” on Friday along with a space-tastic music video for the track that serves as the first official single off of her upcoming sixth studio album.

The upbeat and disco-influenced track is reminiscent of Gaga’s Born This Way era and finds the superstar singing about unwillingly wanting love.

The music video opens with dramatic music and a card that reads, “The world rots in conflict.”

“Many tribes battle for dominance,” it continues. “While the Spiritual ones pray and sleep for peace, the Kindness punks fight for Chromatica.”

The three-and-a-half minute video then shows footage of the various “tribes” — all wearing bright, monochrome outfits — as the danceable track begins and Gaga starts to sing.

“You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for / Gotta quit this crying, nobody’s gonna / Heal me if I don’t open the door / Kinda hard to believe (Gotta have faith in me)” she sings.

“earth is cancelled,” Gaga wrote on Twitter shortly before the music video dropped.

Less than an hour later, she tweeted out the video, using the hashtag “Shot on iPhone,” leading many to believe it was made with an iPhone 11.


The “Shallow” singer previously teased the track’s release on Tuesday when she announced it via social media.

“‘STUPID LOVE’ THE NEW SINGLE BY LADY GAGA OUT FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT ET #LG6,” the pop songstress captioned a photo of a billboard that featured the song’s title name and a pair of neon pink lips beside an image of Mother Monster herself.

Gaga super fans were quick to analyze her post and noticed the word “Chromatica” is written at the bottom of the billboard, leading many to believe that it will serve as the title of her upcoming album.

Chromatic, a word that relates to the tones of the chromatic musical scale as well as colors, aided the Little Monsters — Gaga’s very loyal fanbase — in their theories about the album.

Fans have pointed out that they think Gaga’s latest tattoo, a musical staff with the notes “G A G A,” seems to match up with the musical definition of chromatic while a recent statement she made matches up with the color part.

During a video with YouTube beauty sensation NikkieTutorials and her makeup artist and Haus Laboratories co-creator, Sarah Tanno-Stewart, Gaga revealed, “Haus Laboratories is a very colorful place and so is my music.”

She added, “There will be color, it’ll just come out in ways you might not expect.”

Whether or not Gaga’s eagle-eyed fans are correct about the album’s title name remains to be seen but the anticipation surrounding it cannot be dismissed.

The new single follows Gaga’s A Star Is Born tracks “Shallow,” “Always Remember Us This Way,” and “I’ll Never Love Again” which were recorded for the 2018 film.

Prior to her ASIB success, Gaga released her fifth studio album Joanne in 2016 that saw the experimental pop star in a more stripped down state.

Joanne received generally positive reviews from critics and became Gaga’s fourth consecutive album to reach number one in the United States.


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