Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says.
The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at Reform Chicago in the River North neighborhood, owner Corinne Clifton said.
"(Her people) emailed us and asked if they could rent out the studio," Clifton said "I told them we don't rent out the studio, and they came back and said 'Can you do it for a VIP?' I thought about it and was like 'OK, it depends on who it is.'"
Clifton eventually learned it was for Gaga and scheduled her for private lessons at the non-traditional pilates studio April 9 and 11. Gaga didn't show April 9, but her security guards did to check out the studio. They returned with Gaga two days later.
"It was myself and another trainer in the studio with (Gaga) and her personal assistant," Clifton said. "She seems to be in good health. She was walking around totally fine. But her range is limited on her right side. She didn't seem to be in pain, but we were also going really slow. I felt like she could have done more, maybe, but we also didn't want to push her the first time."
Those hoping Gaga's workout attire that day was as outrageous as many of the other unique outfits she's been seen in will be sorely disappointed.
"She was in black stretch pants and a black T-shirt," Clifton said of Gaga, who visits Chicago often because her boyfriend Taylor Kinney is shooting NBC's "Chicago Fire" here. "Not a lot of makeup. She's very pretty and in great shape."
"Divergent" update: The sci-fi movie "Divergent" filmed Friday in the old Chicago Defender building on South Michigan Avenue. There was no official word on whether star Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants") was involved in the shoot. Attempts to reach the Chicago Film Office were unsuccessful. Speaking of Woodley, she attended the screening of her film "The Spectacular Now" Saturday during Ebertfest in Champaign.
Help wanted: According to Joan Philo Casting, "Chicago Fire" is looking for real nurses and doctors to film a hospital scene on Friday. If you're interested, email a photo of yourself in uniform to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Medical 26th" in the subject line. … There will be a casting call for NBC's "The Biggest Loser" May 4 at Planet Fitness on South Pulaski Road. For details, go to thebiggestlosercasting.com.
About this week: Director Kevin Smith ("Clerks") and comedian Patton Oswalt ("Young Adult") will appear, separately, Saturday at the C2E2 convention at McCormick Place. Ron Perlman ("Sons of Anarchy") is set to appear Friday and Saturday at C2E2.
Sightings: Singer Clay Aiken was spotted April 15 at the 900 North Michigan Shops. … Ed Asner ("Up") and Marion Ross ("Happy Days") dined April 12 at the Lou Malnati's Pizzeria in the Gold Coast. … Giuliana Rancic filmed her Style Network reality show, "Giuliana and Bill," April 12 at Magnolia Bakery in Block 37. … Retired NFL color commentator John Madden dined Thursday at Giordano's in downtown Naperville. … The Bulls' Luol Deng belatedly celebrated his birthday Wednesday with teammate Carlos Boozer at Market and then fellow Bulls Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson and Marco Belinelli at Board Room. … NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar dined Friday at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. Jonathan Toews and his Blackhawks teammates dined April 15 at Chicago Cut following their win over the Dallas Stars. … "The Biggest Loser" winner and Mundelein High School alum Danni Allen hosted a spin class Thursday at Flywheel Sports in the Gold Coast. "Biggest Loser" runner-up Jeff Nichols was also on hand. … Cubs teammates Jeff Samardzija and Matt Garza had dinner Saturday at R.J. Grunts in Lincoln Park.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun