TODAY | November 25, 2013
>>> we're waking you up. it's time for today's buzz and we get you caught up on all the star-studded scoop you just can't live without, apparently.
>> the music awards to gaga's latest assignment and the best at the box office . we have you covered with senior writer tim stack .
>> we love our tim. what's up?
>> nothing. how you doing?
>> you didn't like the amas last night, huh?
>> it was like i ate a bad piece of cheese and i was hallucinati hallucinating. no, tcit was just kind of weird. it was entertaining.
>> were rock stars behaving badly ?
>> it was just rock stars doing crazy, crazy performances, as usual.
>> what did you think stole it? what was the performance you thought stole it?
>> i love katy perry . i'm a katy , if you will.
>> you're on teen indicaam katy .
>> i'm on team katy . but she opened with a japanese-inspired version of a song.
>> she's not going to get some flak, you think?
>> she got a little. i think it was a ridiculous statement that someone thought this had some kind of racist tone.
>> no, she said it was one of her favorite places. this song was about jim mayer and the trip to africa that she took.
>> please explain the cat and miley cyrus .
>> i can't explain miley. honestly, this is so bizarre. also, her, like -- the hemlines. a crotch line? it's very disturbing to me. the cat freaks me out. this was like in the peak of my bad cheese moment. i really think this was it.
>> what's worse than the peak of that?
>> the thing is, she does sound amazing.
>> she's a great singer.
>> that cat freaks me out. i don't like cats in general, so i don't like them lip syncing and floating in air.
>> didn't she have a big birthday, too?
>> yeah, it was her 21st birthday over the weekend and she basically instagramed a ton of photos, most with her dogs and her in bed. instead of having -- there she is, like, happy birthday , crazy hair.
>> at least she's not showing her birthday suit .
>> she's not for once. she was basically sharing with all her animals in bed.
>> that could have been worse. she could have been in her birthday suit sharing her bed with, you know, the fleet.
>> the fleet?
>> you know. you never know. it happens.
>> how about lady gaga ? she's the new face of versace .
>> she rode in like a man horse or something, a robot horse, but she's the new face of versace and she actually wore the gown to the amas that she's wearing in the ad campaign . you can see she's sort of channelling donnatella and janice from the muppets. yes, she's the new face of versace . she even has a song on her album called "donnatella."
>> wasn't there an article saying she and her manager were splitting?
>> she and her manager left each other, but there was a story in the post that said it was over creative differences .
>> the article said, i think, there weren't enough hit songs on her cd, get back in the studio and finesse it.
>> it's a differential bum. i don't personally love it and i love gaga. it's different. it's darker. it's an odd album.
>> let's talk about the box office . "the hunger games" sequel.
>> i saw "catching fire" over the weekend. it's so good. 60 million, which is a record. it broke the previous record for a november opening.
>> do you remember how long ago we were at ew and you guys had "the hunger games" on the cover a and we said, "the hunger games"? what the heck?
>> i think one of your big stories was trendsetter.
>> yes, we're still waiting patiently.
>> i spread the buzz.
>> thank you, tim staff. we