Laurieann Gibson may be known to Canadians as one of the judges on "Canada Sings!" but in the U.S. the Toronto-born dancer is a multi-talented. Best known as Lady Gaga's creative director at Interscope for the past five years (they split in November 2011 amid rumors of a fight), she has also worked extensively as a choreographer and the creative force behind a number of other A-list musicians, including recently Nicki Minaj on her Pink Friday tour.
Not only that, but the 42-year-old also directed Lady Gaga's "You and I" music video and the singer's "Monster Ball" HBO Special (for which Gibson earned an Emmy nod in 2010), starred in "Honey" opposite Jessica Alba in 2003, and will soon release her second album. If that weren't enough, Gibson also has a history on reality television, notably as the star of MTV's "Making the Band" and, more recently, on P. Diddy's "Starkmaker" series.
On the second season of "Canada Sings!," in which Canadians form glee clubs in efforts to win $25,000 for charity, she sits behind the judges' table with Vanilla Ice (she calls him "Ice") and "incredible woman" Jann Arden. Gibson, who flies back and forth from Los Angeles to Toronto for the show (as well as "eat Harvey's and Swiss Chalet and ketchup chips"), recently spoke to omg! Canada about her new gig.Read More »from Laurieann Gibson talks Lady Gaga, ‘Canada Sings!’ and Vanilla Ice (INTERVIEW)