Lady Gaga to Launch Fashion Line One Day

5:36 AM PST 06/20/2011 by Etan Vlessing
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“But that’s not going to happen soon. I’m in love with song-writing right now,” she said at the MuchMusic video awards in Toronto Sunday.

TORONTO – She may have book-ended the MuchMusic Video Awards with two stage performances, but Lady Gaga made her biggest exclamation Sunday night in Toronto when she told the media she hopes one day to be a fashion designer.

“I really, really have such admiration for fashion designers and I’m such good friends with them,” Gaga said while fielding questions backstage.

“I’d love to have a fashion line when I stop making music for a while, for a year. But that’s not going to happen soon. I’m in love with song-writing right now,” she added.

Gaga, in a celebratory mood after winning two trophies Sunday night, including for most popular international artist in the fan category, offered advice to fellow artists about dealing with the paparazzi.

“I would say the press is your friend, and it’s all an art form. You choose what the public views and what the public sees of you. And I believe I’m in public all the time,” she said.

The New Yorker also said she’s not giving up her humble East Side apartment anytime soon, even as she spends more time in Los Angeles.

“I wrote so much music in that place, I got so inspired living there. Part of me is terrified that if I leave, the courage and feeling of survival in New York City will leave my spirit,” Gaga told reporters.

“Every day I say such a deep thank you to the higher powers for being able to make music and follow my drams. My apartment grounds me and it’s nice to get in the bathtub sometimes and know there’s some hot water,” she added.

Fellow pop sensation Justin Bieber, who was a no-show backstage Sunday night after flying in to support girlfriend Selena Gomez as co-host of the MMVAs, earlier on the red carpet said he was looking forward to driving for the hoop in his upcoming basketball feature that Mark Wahlberg is developing with Paramount.

“It’s all about being able to display my athleticism,” Bieber said before he also picked up two trophies at the Canadian video music awards.

“We’re trying to get everyone to see all the different things I can do,” the pop sensation added.

Canadian-born Bieber made his feature film debut in the 3D concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never from Paramount.

Also backstage Sunday night, Australian Cody Simpson briefly touched on life as a pop singer-songwriter possibly to follow in Bieber’s wake in the North American market.

“People ask me how I handle fame. I don’t really handle it. I just take it as a great time. I’m 14. I’m taking it very well. It’s happening now and I’m very grateful for that,” he said.

And The Big Bang Theory actor Johnny Galecki said he was looking forward to possibly bowling Sunday night after the MMVAs with rapper Snopp Dogg at a nearby downtown Toronto alley.

“Bowling with Snoop. If it happens, that definitely will be the title of my autobiography,” Galecki said.

The TV actor added he knew more about physics than singing, but grew up loving Motown hits because his mother was an assistant for Gladys Knight.

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