NEW YORK – Lady Gaga can still play Yankee Stadium – she’s just gotta follow the ground rules.

The outlandish pop singer talked her way past security and visited the Yankees clubhouse after the team lost to the New York Mets on Friday night.

The New York Post reported Sunday that Yankees co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner was upset with Lady Gaga’s antics and permanently barred her from the locker room.

“She’s not banned,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Sunday. “Celebrities aren’t banned. If Michael Jordan showed up here, he would have access (to the clubhouse), but not after a loss.”

While in the clubhouse, she reportedly drank whiskey while wearing a bikini bottom and a pinstriped jersey that was unbuttoned to reveal her bra. Several Yankees, including Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez, visited with her.

“That was the wrong time and the wrong place,” Cashman said. “It’s been taken care of.”

About two weeks ago Lady Gaga, who grew up a Yankees fan, attended a game at Citi Field and made an obscene gesture while being photographed.

Siskel Film Center honors actor Robert Downey Jr.

CHICAGO – The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago has honored actor Robert Downey Jr. with its Renaissance Award.

The Academy Award-nominated actor was in Chicago on Saturday to accept the award. The center says it chose to honor the 45-year-old Downey because he is “one of the most respected and versatile actors of his generation.”

Downey gave an interview to director Todd Phillips, saying three of his movies are the “most representative” of his work: “Tropic Thunder,” “Sherlock Holmes” and “Iron Man.” He won a Golden Globe for “Sherlock Holmes.”

Downey is to star in the movie “Due Date” as a first-time dad trying to make it home in time for the birth of his baby.

Buffett to perform concert in support of Gulf region

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Jimmy Buffett and a few of his friends plan to give a free concert on the Alabama coast to show support for the Gulf region.

The show will happen July 1 on the beach at Gulf Shores and will be broadcast live on CMT, state tourism director Lee Sentell said.

“This isn’t just about Alabama’s beaches,” Sentell said. “Video footage showcasing scenes from Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida will be shown during the telecast.”

Buffett’s website says the concert is meant to demonstrate support for the people, businesses and culture of the Gulf Coast. Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will be joined in Gulf Shores by Sonny Landreth, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Jesse Winchester and Allen Toussaint.

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley applauded the idea and agreed to allow the state tourism department to help with production costs.

“This will begin the turnaround to bring tourists back to the beach despite occasional tar balls and help save the summer season,” Riley said. “Millions of Jimmy’s fans will see how clean and beautiful gulf beaches are and many will decide to visit. This being the beginning of the important July the Fourth weekend, it could not come at a better time.”

Free tickets will be available through the CMT website on a first-come-first-served basis later this week, Sentell said. A special souvenir T-shirt will be designed for the concert. It will be available online and at the show.