People: Rush Limbaugh, Lada Gaga, Connie Britton and Christina Hendricks

March 7, 2012 12:00 am

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It isn't just advertisers who want out of Rush Limbaugh's radio show. Artists do, too.

The fallout continues apace in the wake of the conservative pundit's line-crossing attack on a Georgetown student and birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke, as Peter Gabriel has stepped up and demanded the radio host immediately cease using his music during his show, E! News reports.

As it happens, Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" provided the unwitting soundtrack for Limbaugh's infamous "slut" and "prostitute"-laced rant, and suffice it to say, the artist is none too pleased with the association.

"Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke," reads a statement on his official Facebook page.

"It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments."

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If you still needed proof that the world has gone gaga over Lady Gaga, Twitter now has hard, insurmountable evidence to back that up, E! News reports.

"The Edge of Glory" diva has secured her place as the most popular person on the planet by zipping past a major milestone for the most number of Twitter followers.

Lady Gaga has now racked up a staggering 20 million followers -- the first Twitter user to hit that major benchmark.

Her 20 millionth follower signed up for the star's Twitter feed over the weekend.

She's trailed by four other singers: Justin Bieber is the runner-up with 18.1 million followers, Katy Perry's got 15.7 million, Shakira clocks in at 14.7 million, and Rihanna rounds out the top five with 14.5 million followers.

No doubt Lady Gaga's recent charitable efforts played a big hand in that surge: Last week, she swung by Harvard with Oprah Winfrey to launch her Born This Way Foundation, a youth-empowerment initiative whose anti-bullying vision the singer has always advocated.


First Published 2012-03-06 23:03:45

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