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Lady Gaga accepts honorary citizenship of Sydney, Australia

Yesterday (after a wait that would make Godot blush) Lady Gaga finally turned up to take receipt from Clover Moore of a framed honorary citizenship of Sydney. The document commended La Gaga-rina for her advocacy on gay and lesbian issues, as did the lord mayor, who offered tribute in recognising Gaga's ''unwavering support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities around the world''. ''Lady Gaga has been a powerful force for the gay and lesbian community in Sydney and we have a rare honour for people whose achievements embrace the ideals and spirit of our city - the title of 'honorary citizen of Sydney' - and today I am extending that honour to Lady Gaga," Moore said. As to what caused her Ladyship to tarry can only be a subject for speculation but we're game! Just possibly the news had reached her that she (and Beyonce) had been overtaken in the charts by (go on, guess!) Australia's Hillsong Church. Yup, according to an AAP report yesterday, Hillsong's latest album, God Is Able, released to coincide with the annual Hillsong conference, debuted at No. 3 this week, entering ahead of Beyonce's 4 and Lady Gaga's Born This Way, which stand at fourth and fifth respectively. It is the 10th Christian record to reach the top 10 since 2002.

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