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Lady Gaga appears on The Simpsons, celebs talk about Billboard Awards

Lady Gaga was given a "Simpsons makeover" for the show’s Season 23 finale, which aired on Sunday, May 20 in the USA.

tv Updated: May 22, 2012 17:33 IST

Lady Gaga was given a "Simpsons makeover" for the show’s Season 23 finale, which aired on Sunday, May 20 in the USA.

The star made a cameo appearance in the popular animated series in which she helped Lisa Simpson deal with self esteem issues.

“IM SOOO EXCITED FOR THE SIMPSONS. ‘Lisa Goes Gaga’ episode,” tweeted Lady Gaga on May 20. “They did such an amazing job. I hope you like my voice-over acting debut! :) <3”

While Lady Gaga had her eyes glued to the screen watching her voice-over debut, music stars Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift tweeted that they were busy preparing for Sunday night’s Billboard Awards.

Justin Bieber retweeted images of his SUV being swarmed by fans and posted “getting ready. see everyone tonight on the billboard awards.”

Katy Perry proudly showed off her “unusual date” -- her grandma -- and said “My date to tonight's Billboard Music Awards is hotter than the las vegas weather. SMOKIN'!”

Twenty-two-year-old singer Taylor Swift was the recipient of this year’s Billboard Music Awards' Woman of the Year. She thanked her fans with the tweet “I just love you guys a lot” and posted “Billboard Awards. So much dancing. Thank you @ZooeyDeschanel and Kris Kristofferson for presenting me Woman of the Year. THISISFUN!!!”

Follower milestones for the week include Justin Bieber hitting 22 million fans, Rihanna reaching 19 million, Shakira racing past 16 million and Taylor Swift exceeding 14 million fans.

On China’s Twitter-like social network Sina Weibo, Leehom Wang reached a follower milestone of 17 million.

Third party estimates put Twitter at more than 500 million registered users. Sina reported that it had more than 300 million registered users on Sina Weibo in February 2012.

Most popular people on Twitter:

Lady Gaga (24,398,705 followers)
Justin Bieber (22,063,413 followers)
Katy Perry (19,854,928 followers)
Rihanna (19,142,853 followers)
Britney Spears (16,847,478 followers)
Shakira (16,114,004 followers)
Barack Obama (15,663,746 followers)
Kim Kardashian (14,718,022 followers)
Taylor Swift (14,104,447 followers)
YouTube (12,678,354 followers)

Most popular people on Sina's microblog (Weibo):

Yao Chen (20,453,172followers)
Dee Hsu (19,849,824 followers)
Yang Mi (17,511,290 followers)
Xie Na (17,381,165 followers)
Leehom Wang (17,246,522 followers)
Zhao Wei (16,965,347 followers)
Kevin Tsai (16,616,112 followers)
He Jiong (16,663,516 followers)
Li Bingbing (15,223,987 followers)
Chen Kun (14,655,488 followers)

First Published: May 22, 2012 14:22 IST