Two Stars Learning ASL – Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria
|From The Hollywood Gossip, June 10th, 2011 by Free Britney
Lady Gaga is ready to put her paws up … and communicate with them!
The hardest working woman in show business says she was recently inspired to learn American Sign Language (ASL) so she can communicate with her deaf fans.
Lady Gaga plans to take lessons with a personal tutor, she says, after being inspired by watching YouTube clips of her deaf fans signing along to her songs.
A source explained, “once she’s mastered sign language she’ll be able to respond to the videos that are online, and include signing in future live tours.”
Longoria Learning Sign Language
From Hollywood.com, 6/10/11
The Desperate Housewives star has published her favourite recipes in Eva’s Kitchen, detailing food from her upbringing and dinners she likes to cook at home.
Longoria, whose sister suffers from Down’s syndrome, has now revealed she has been learning sign language so she can discuss her book with deaf devotees and raise awareness for the hearing impaired.
She says, “I always think it’s important to bring awareness to minority or a minority population and whether you’re Latino or black or a woman or deaf, it still falls into that category of needing support from people who aren’t normally around this type of population. I come from a diverse background of people with special needs, because of my sister, so I’m happy to bring my voice to this cause.
“A lot of deaf people have bought my book and I’ve been able to talk to them about what my favourite recipe is and what to cook. I think it’s important to bring awareness to a minority population, and it falls into that category of needing support from people who aren’t normally around this type of population.”
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