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Lady Gaga was dressed in a Gucci headscarf and Burberry trench coat on the set of her current film, House of Gucci, in Milan, Italy.

House of Gucci, directed by Ridley Scott, tells the story of how Patrizia Reggiani, the scorned ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, plotted to kill her husband, the grandson of renown fashion designer Guccio Gucci.

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House of Gucci also stars Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino and Adam Driver, pictured with Gaga on the set.

Pacino plays Guccio Gucci's eldest son Aldo Gucci, who was the chairman of Gucci Shops Inc.

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Gaga wears an assortment of wigs and Gucci outfits and furs on the set.

House of Gucci is based on a true story. Gaga plays Patrizia, who hired a hitman to kill Maurizio outside his Milan office in 1995.

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Dubbed the "Black Widow" by the press, Patrizia's 29 year prison sentence was later reduced to 26 years after her daughters, Allegra and Alessandra, claimed a brain tumor affected her ability to reason.

Gaga won an Oscar Award for her portrayal of a young singer in A Star Is Born.

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The Good Samaritan who "found" Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs still hasn't received her $500,000 reward because cops don't believe her story.

On Feb. 24, two thugs shot Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, and stole her bulldogs, Koji and Gustav. A third dog, Miss Asia, managed to escape and was found by police.

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Lady Gaga was on location in Rome, Italy filming a movie when the crime occurred. She is pictured outside her Rome hotel days after the incident.

Fischer, 30, has recovered from his injuries. Gaga offered $500,000 for the safe return of her dogs, "no questions asked."

But the Los Angeles Police Department told the pop star not to pay out the reward until the woman has been cleared of her involvement in the crime.

Investigators are looking into whether the woman was involved in the dognapping, which may have been part of a gang initiation.

The robbery was caught on surveillance camera. The two dognappers are still at large. No arrests have been made.

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Superstar singer Lady Gaga looked chic and stylish in all-white pantsuit with mask and black suicide platform heels. She was spotted boarding a private jet from an Italian airport. The pop singer is relieved after her beloved dogs were stolen and her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot by two men in Hollywood. Thankfully her dogs have been found safe and Fischer is expected to make a full recovery.
 

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Rapper The Game addressed allegations that he's scamming aspiring rappers by charging them to promote their music on mixtapes. Times are hard for rappers like The Game during the coronavirus outbreak. Multiple aspiring rappers accused The Game of sliding into their DMs and offering slots on mixtapes for $500 or $1000 cash. One rapper wrote: "He doesn't upload on his verified SoundCloud account, he uploads on a separate account with only 266 followers. In addition, he doesn't market it on Instagram or Facebook, nor makes an appearance on any on the songs."

But The Game defended his actions, saying he gave aspiring rappers exactly what he promised: a mixtape slot. He said his customers got upset when he did not make them overnight celebrities. "Basically, I'm just trying to uplift artists with dope opportunities," he said.
 

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Suri Cruise is all grown up and on her own while shopping in New York City. The 14-year-old was seen rocking a pair of UGG boots on Wednesday. The teenager's famous parents are actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Both are Scientologists who believe in giving children freedom and independence to do whatever they want.

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Lady Gaga's father says the two thugs who shot the pop singer's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, and stole her two French bulldogs should face harsh punishment.

Ryan Fischer was ambushed on Wednesday night, Feb. 24, while he was walking the pop superstar's three French bulldogs near his home in Los Angeles.

He was approached by two Black males, ages 20 to 25, who shot him once in the chest and fled with two of Gaga's dogs, Koji and Gustav.

Fischer, 30, is stable and recovering well in a hospital.

Gaga praised Fischer as a "hero" and offered $500,000 for the safe return of her beloved pets.

A woman found the two dogs tied to a pole in an alleyway and emailed Gaga, who is on location filming a movie in Rome, Italy.

The woman was instructed to hand the dogs over to police, and sources tell TMZ the "Born This Way" singer plans to honor her word and reward the woman with the finder's fee.

The suspects are still at large, but Gaga's dad, Joe Germanotta, wants them to be charged with assault and attempted murder.

"Letting Koji and Gustav go unharmed was nice but they must be punished for what they did to Ryan," he told Fox News. "Special thanks to the doctors and nurses in the emergency room."

"I am relieved that Ryan is going to be OK and Koji and Gustav were found. Thanks to the LAPD."

Germanotta is the owner of "Art Bird & Whiskey Bar" restaurant at Grand Central Station in New York City.

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Lady Gaga's beloved French bulldogs were returned safely after her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot during a botched robbery attempt late Wednesday.

Fischer, 30, was shot once in the chest during the robbery. He is in stable condition and recovering at a hospital.

A woman dropped off the dogs at the LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station, just northwest of downtown, around 6 p.m. Friday, said Captain Jonathan Tippett.

Tippett, who heads the elite robbery unit, said the woman was "uninvolved and unassociated" with the violent dognapping incident. He did not say how she came into possession of the pooches.

Lady Gaga's represented arrived at the station and confirmed the two dogs are Koji and Gustav.

Lady Gaga, who is in Rome, Italy filming a movie, shared a slideshow of the missing dogs on Instagram on Friday. She repeated her offer of a $500,000 reward for the return of her dogs -- no questions asked.

"My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness," she wrote.

Sources close to Gaga tell TMZ she cried "tears of joy" when she heard Koji and Gustav were safe.

It is unclear if the woman who dropped off the dogs is eligible to claim the reward.

In her post, Gaga declared her love for Fischer who nearly gave his life for her dogs.

"I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You're forever a hero," she wrote in an Instagram post.

Police described the dognappers as two Black males, 20 to 25 years of age. The shooter had blond dreadlocks. They fled the scene in a late model white Nissan Altima.

 

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Lady Gaga's dog walker was allegedly targeted for her pricey French bulldogs for ransom, officials say.

Ryan Fischer, 30, who was watching the animals for Gaga while she's away in Rome, Italy, was shot in the chest by dognappers who fled with two of Gaga's dogs, Koji and Gustavo.

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A third dog, Miss Asia (pictured), managed to escape and was recovered by police. A bodyguard was photographed picking up Miss Asia from the police station.

Fischer was walking the three pooches near his Los Angeles home around 10 p.m. Wednesday when he was shot.

According to the Sun newspaper, FBI officials are quietly working with the Los Angeles Police Department detectives on the case.

Investigators are working on the theory that the dogs may have been stolen for ransom.

French bulldogs normally retail from $2,000 to $10,000.

Police are searching for two Black males between the ages of 20 and 25. Fischer's wallet was not stolen and LAPD Capt. Jonathan Tippet told People magazine the dog walker was targeted.

Neighbor Buck Angel, who called 911, told The Sun that "where the attack happened can't just be down to chance."

He said the property where Fischer was attacked by the suspects has "no witnesses that live there" and has "been empty for five years."

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"They had to have chosen that spot to carry out the attack, and those dogs were targeted for ransom, it had to be. They must have wanted to blackmail Lady Gaga for money."

He added that "it wouldn't have been hard to figure out her dog walker's routine."

Lady Gaga is offering $500,000 for the safe return of her dogs -- no questions asked.

But the FBI may have a few questions of their own for the dognappers.

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Dog walking companies in Hollywood have increased security and dog walkers are arming themselves after Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and her beloved French bulldogs stolen.

Two of the singer's dogs -- Koji and Gustav -- are still missing. A third French bulldog, Miss Asia, escaped and was recovered by police.

TMZ contacted dog walking companies in the Hollywood area to get their thoughts on the violent dognapping incident that occurred late Wednesday.

Several companies said they're increasing security and changing their dog walking schedules to prevent a repeat of what happened to Gaga's pups.

Anna Marie Arredondo, owner of Happy Heart Pet Care in WeHo, tells TMZ she's applying for a concealed carry permit.

She also plans to take jiu-jitsu classes to protect herself and her clients' pets. All nighttime walks will take place in well-lit, highly-trafficked areas.

Renee Lutz, owner of Fetch! Pet Care in the Hollywood Hills, tells TMZ she's giving all 38 of her dog walkers pepper spray and flashlights. She's also canceling nighttime walks.

All the owners TMZ spoke to said they'll continue to walk French Bulldogs -- a coveted breed that retail for $3,000 to $10,000.

TMZ obtained horrifying surveillance camera video that captured the shooting of Ryan Fischer, 30, and the dog abduction.

Lady Gaga's team confirmed to PEOPLE that Gaga "wanted" the surveillance video "to be seen to catch the shooter and recover her dogs."

She offered $500,000 for the safe return of her pets.

Fischer, who was shot once in the chest, is listed in critical but stable condition at an area hospital.
 

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Harrowing surveillance footage captured the moment when a dog walker for pop singer Lady Gaga was shot and two of her French bulldogs stolen.

The dog walker, identified by WENN.com Ryan Fischer, 30, was caring for the singer's beloved dogs while she is away in Rome, Italy.

The video, obtained by TMZ, shows a man walking three dogs on a sidewalk late Wednesday night.

Then a white sedan, possibly a Nissan Altima or Sentra, pulled up alongside him and two men exited the backseat.

One suspect is heard yelling "You know what this is!" and "Give it up!" as Fischer screamed for help.

One of the dogs escaped while Fischer fought with the suspects who grabbed the other two dogs. One of the thugs shot Fischer in the chest before the suspects sped away with the two dogs.

Fischer fell to the ground, screaming "Help me! I've been shot!"

Police confirmed the dog walker was shot once in the chest -- not four times as was previously reported.

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Lady Gaga's team confirmed to PEOPLE that Gaga "wanted" the surveillance video "to be seen to catch the shooter and recover her dogs."

She offered $500,000 for the safe return of her pets.

Gaga is in Italy prepping to film her new movie "Gucci." A source told "Entertainment Tonight" that she is "beside herself" and "is horrified that this happened."

"Her dogs are her babies and she is completely devastated and sickened by this," the source said, adding that the singer feels "helpless" because she is far away.

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Thugs shot Lady Gaga's dog walker, and stole 2 of her beloved French bulldogs. The incident happened in West Hollywood on Wednesday night, TMZ reported.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to The Daily Beast that a 30-year-old gunshot victim was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

WENN.com reported that Ryan Fischer, 30, was out walking the singer's three dogs after 10 p.m. when he was robbed and shot by two men.

ABC7 reported that Fischer was seen cradling one of the dogs while he was being treated on the sidewalk for his gunshot wounds.

Fischer was caring for the dogs while Lady Gaga is out of the country. French bulldogs can retail for $1,500 - $3,000 on average, but those with a particularly sought-after pedigree have been known to sell for as much as $10,000.

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Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, owns three French bulldogs, Koji, Miss Asia, and Gustavo.

The pop singer's bodyguard picked up Miss Asia from the Hollywood LAPD station, according to BACKGRID.com.

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The singer was photographed outside her hotel on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Rome, Italy.

Lady Gaga is reportedly "extremely upset" and is offering a $500,000 reward for the safe return of her pets "no questions" asked, according to TMZ. Anyone with information about the dogs is asked to email KojiandGustav@gmail.com to collect the reward.
 

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Sunday night's MTV Music Video Awards was dedicated to Chadwick Boseman and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The awards show, hosted by singer/actress Keke Palmer, was filmed at several outdoor locations in New York City, without a live audience amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Lady Gaga walked away with the most trophies (5), while South Korean pop group BTS and Ariana Grande won four each. The Weeknd won video of the Year.

The following are the top 5 moments of the night.

1. Keke Palmer, first Black female host of the VMAs

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Keke Palmer won praise for her hosting duties as the first ever Black woman to host the VMAs. The 27-year-old Virgo dedicated the night to the late actor Chadwick Boseman and the Black Lives Matter Marxist organization.

Boseman, 43, died of colon cancer after a 4-year battle.

"Before we get to the music tonight, we need take the time to talk about the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose talent and passion was a true inspiration to all the fans he touched and everyone he encountered. We dedicated tonight's show to a man whose spirit touched so many," Palmer said:

"He's a true hero, not just onscreen, but in everything he did. His impact lives forever."
 

 

"As rough as it's been, there have been incredible moments of inspiration that have given my generation hope," she said in her opening remarks. "We've seen heroes going above and beyond... And with the Black Lives Matter movement, we've seen our generation step up, take to the streets, and make sure our voices will be heard. Enough is enough!"

2. Lady Gaga Wins 5 Awards

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Lady Gaga made her first appearance on VMAs in 15 years. She took home the first MTV Tricon Award - honoring her work in music, acting and fashion.

3. Chloe x Halle's Performance of "Ungodly Hour"

Beyonce's proteges Chloe x Halle upstaged the other performers even though they were relegated to the VMA pre-show. Their stirring performance of "Ungodly Hour" still has social media buzzing.
 

 

4. Rapper DaBaby Protests Police Violence

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DaBaby's performance of his hit "Blind" included references to the ongoing BLM protests in America. The rapper performed while handcuffed in the back of a police car.

5. Taylor Swift Makes History

Pop star Taylor Swift made VMA history as the first solo female artist to win best directing for her music video "The Man." She was the second female ever to win the best director trophy, following director Melina Matsoukas who won for "Formation" by Beyonce in 2016.