Lady Gaga Bought Fake Designer Merch During Her Trip to Tokyo Last Month

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Celebrities arrive at a NYE party at Lady Gaga's father's new restaurant Joanne in NYC. Ashley Tisdale with a mystery man, Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough and Jenny McCarthy were among the celebrities that attended the party. Lady Gaga and her father originally invested in the Upper West Side restaurant originally named Vince & Eddies. The restaurant's name, Joanne, is the name of Joseph's sister who died when she was 19 and also the middle name of his famous daughter. It is also being reported that Art Smith, who has worked with Oprah and appeared on "Top Chef Masters" has signed on as chef.<P>Pictured: Lady Gaga<P><B>Ref: SPL346803  010112  </B><BR/>Picture by: GTS / Splash News<BR/></P><P><B>Splash News and Pictures</B><BR/>Los Angeles:	310-821-2666<BR/>New York:	212-619-2666<BR/>London:	870-934-2666<BR/>photodesk@splashnews.com<BR/></P>
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According to a slightly dubious British tabloid, Lady Gaga recently told fans she'd bought some counterfeit designer goods while in Japan last month. "In Tokyo, they have all these stores that have fake Chanel and Versace ... And I’m an Italian from New York, so I still buy it. This jacket is a fake."