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Joan Jett, Cherie Currie Offer Lady Gaga Advice on Longevity

Joan Jett, Cherie Currie Offer Lady Gaga Advice on Longevity

Originally posted 03/19/2010 02:25PM

If there's anyone who could give sage advice to Lady Gaga, whose over-the-top outfits and performances seem to be wearing her down, it's veteran rockers Joan Jett and Steven Van Zandt.

And though times may have changed, they have some tips for the pop star after her recent near collapse onstage in New Zealand.

"I'll tell you, The Runaways, when we started, we didn't have this sort of craziness around us. Really the only time when there was insanity, as far as the press goes, was Japan ... it wasn't a 24-hour media world at that point," Jett told PEOPLE at the Tommy Hilfiger-sponsored New York premiere of The Runaways, which portrays the ascent of Jett and Cherie Currie to rock icons. "I think it's very difficult if you had to be dealing with this all the time. It's tough to incubate and do the work you need to do with people in your face."

Currie's concern for Lady Gaga, who she believes is "very good," is less about media and more about managing expectations and staying sober.

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Madonna Drops In on Demi | Guy Ritchie, Madonna

Madonna Drops In on Demi

Originally posted 06/01/2004 02:00PM

When we heard Madonna was going to show up at a party for Ashton and Demi at L.A. hotspot Dolce on Tuesday night, and that she might even sing a special song for them, we hightailed it right on over there, expecting some high-wattage celebrity revelry. Wouldn't you? Well, no such luck. Oh, they were there all right, but the mood behind the glass walls of the "private room" where they gathered for dinner with a group at 10:30 was decidedly somber. "Everyone looked serious and intense," said an observer. "It didn't feel like a party at all." Though one bartender told us it was a birthday party, another intimated that the gathering was about Kabbalah. When we asked for more info, he said, "Well, Kabbalah is a Hollywood religion. It's sort of like Scientology meets Judaism."

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'Sopranos' Star Plugs into Rock Radio

Originally posted 04/09/2002 12:00PM

Steve Van Zandt launches a new, nationally syndicated radio show in New York and his "Sopranos" gang is there, reports PEOPLE.

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