KESHA 'FORCED' TO RECORD 'DIE YOUNG': It turns out our radio station wasn't the only one making the decision to stop playing Kesha's "Die Young" in the wake of Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Many radio stations around the country have dropped the song as well. And believe it or not, KESHA isn't defending her song. In fact, she says she never wanted to record it in the first place.

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She Tweeted, quote, “I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO. I'm so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy. and I understand why my song is now inappropriate" Interesting to note that Kesha is listed as one of the writers of the song. And yes, she wrote "effected" instead of "affected".


SNAPSHOT: LADY GAGA was spotted in New York City the other day wearing some kind of birdcage-type thing over her head. (PHOTO)

On a related note ... Gaga's boyfriend TAYLOR KINNEY'S went shirtless in a recent episode of the NBC series "Chicago Fire" ... Hommina, hommina, hommina!


KARDASHIANS AND HONEY BOO BOO REVEAL XMAS CARDS: The KARDASHIAN KLAN unleashed their holiday card onto the world, featuring the whole family dressed in white. Even Kim’s late kitten Mercy made it into the photo, probably because she fit in with the color scheme.

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The Honey Boo Boo family als.o released their card. Unlike the Kardashians, though, their portrait wasn't taken by some big time photographer. There's was taken at Smiley’s Flea Market and Yard Sale in Macon, Georgia! Yee-haw!


While we're on the subject of celbrities and Christmas .... LINDSAY LOHAN'S mom DINA Tweeted out this old Christmas photo of herself with a young Lindsay and her brother Michael ...


MEGAN FOX WAS AFRAID SHE WOULD BIRTH A VAMPIRE BABY: MEGAN FOX did not have a very easy pregnancy, at least in the first few months. Fox recounted to Jay Leno the other night just how bad her morning sickness was during the first trimester. "It was so bad for me...I was convinced that I was, like, maybe birthing a vampire baby like the one in Twilight -- you know what happens to Bella, where she's in cold sweats all the time -- and I felt like...something not human was happening!"

KIM K. SHOWS US HER PICS: KIM KARDASHIAN Tweeted out a pic of her new 'do. Kimmy's going with bangs these days.


SNAPSHOT: JESSICA SIMPSON'S man, Eric Johnson, was photographed out and about in Beverly Hills on Tuesday with baby Maxwell. (PHOTO)