Lady Gaga @ Apple Lounge

[dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]hen it comes to entertainment, it’s Veteran Hollywood that gets all of the critical acclaim, but it’s Young Hollywood that’s truly exciting. For those lucky enough to be in that category, they are the envy of everyone and rightfully so. Not only are they rich and famous, but they have the vigor to enjoy their privileges to the hilt without worrying about the future that comes with age and life experiences. To commemorate the current generation of Hollywood Youth-Elite, Star Magazine has dedicated an entire issue to Young Hollywood. Dressed in the beautiful faces and bodies of such celebrities as Zac Efron, Miley Cyrus, Robert Pattinson and more, the Young Hollywood issue is jam packed with the stars we love who are under 25-years-old, get our hearts racing and have the paparazzi salivating.

Inside the Young Hollywood issue you’ll find each page riddled with the ubiquitous factoids you’ve come to expect from Star Magazine, like what particular celebrities are wearing, who they’re dating and what their ringtones are. As a nice touch, Star also includes transition photo sequences of select celebs like Daniel Radcliffe and Taylor Lautner to show off their journeys from childhood to man-childhood. Ladies will also enjoy the included poster of stubbly Chace Crawford to hang on their walls. If you’re looking to catch up on who’s who in young Hollywood, but you want your information in one giant overload infusion, then pick up a copy of this issue. It’s worth a read.

To celebrate the unprecedented issue, Star Magazine threw a raucous party at the exclusive Apple Lounge in West Hollywood and Working Author was invited to partake in the festivities. With an open bar featuring Pink Dice cocktails made with p.i.n.k. Vodka and a guest list that included Hollywood’s hottest and a performance by international sensation Lady Gaga, how could we resist? We couldn’t.

If you’ve never been to Apple Lounge, it’s a hip joint. The venue is intimate with two bars handling the posh lounge and the dance floor respectively. The house DJ spins from an ensconced booth and the music is mostly dance remixes of Top 40 hits, which is to be expected. The tight dimensions can get crowded really fast, especially if there’s a hot act performing, but for sheer swankiness, you can’t go wrong with Apple Lounge.

By 9:00 p.m. guests were already lubricating in the lounge. At 9:30 p.m. Lady Gaga took the stage for her sound check and a quick, last-minute rehearsal. From the looks of things, she was in a good mood and she joked around with the crew before disappearing off stage. At 10:00 p.m. someone yelled out, “Oh my god, the celebrities are here!” Everyone inside the club gravitated towards the entrance where just outside the red carpet was a fireworks display of camera flashes and silhouettes.

Perez Hilton, managing messages on his phone and sporting a snarky t-shirt that read Fuck U I’m sensitive, was one of the first celebs to enter, but was followed by more recognizable faces like Holly Montag, Stephanie Pratt and Lauren Conrad. The beautiful blonds took a page out of the First Lady’s book and went sleeveless for the evening. Floating through the thickening crowd was a Stetson cowboy hat, which meant that Ty Murray was in the room, which meant that Jewel was there too. Despite her crutch, which she dolled up with a shawl, Jewel looked alluring in her little black dress.

It wasn’t until after 11:00 p.m. that Lady Gaga was introduced and a giant screen on stage flickered to life, proudly displaying Haus of Gaga. As soon as Lady Gaga took the stage with her backup dancers, a forest of arms shot up from the crowd, wielding cell phones and cameras to take a piece of the performance home. The bass was kicked up to incredible levels and it shredded through the audience like tissue paper. The crowd loved it and the air turned electric.

Lady Gaga is a wonderful performer. She worked the crowd perfectly, getting the audience to scream, sing and jump on command. She and her dancers were on point and her vocals were flawless. Only a moment of feedback marred an otherwise perfect performance. Everyone enjoyed her set list as well, with Lady Gaga beginning strong with upbeat songs like Boys Boys Boys and LoveGame and then bringing down the house with her club anthems Poker Face and Just Dance. She left the crowd exhausted and exhilarated as they shuffled out to pick up their cars from valet.

As a classy touch, Star Magazine stood outside handing out designer gift bags by YMI Jeanswear full of complimentary hair product by göt2b and certificates for a free pair of shoes by Pink Dice. Star Magazine and the Hollywood young definitely know how to party and Working Author is already looking forward to the next one.