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So what's going on in Lady Gaga's new 'G.U.Y.' video?
Far be it from us to try and analyse anything Lady GaGa does, but when she unleashed her new eight minute ‘G.U.Y.’ video, we just had to have a go. ‘Real Housewives’, a resurrected Michael Jackson and a whole load of flowers got us asking, Gaga what’s going on? She didn't answer, but here's a quick walkthrough of the video that might just be her weirdest moment yet.
Lady Gaga attends the Vanity Fair Oscar's party last month
We begin our eight minute trek into Gaga's mind as money falls from the sky and gets pocketed by a load of greedy men in suits, (record company executives we're guessing). On the ground is Gaga, who appears to be a sort of phoenix style angel who has massive wings and wears a body stocking. Oh she’s also got an arrow through her, ouch. As the wounded Gaga bird stumbles around she’s eventually helped out by some hooded rubber enthusiasts who bring her to a huge outdoor pool where she’s set to be ‘reborn’.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga G.U.Y. Video: We Try And Figure Out What The Hell Is Going On
Lady Gaga's Summerfest show has sold over 14,000 tickets.
Live Nation executive Arthur Fogel says rumors of poor ticket sales for Lady GaGa's Summerfest headlining show are "ridiculous", and that Mother Monster is all set for a triumphant summer show at the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee.
"The run with Gaga over the last two tours has been incredibly successful, and this one is shaping up no differently," Fogel, chairman of the company's global touring division, producers of Gaga's forthcoming artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour, told Billboard's Ray Waddell.
Lady Gaga vs Demi Lovato, Who's Right In the Vomit War?
In her perennial quest to push boundaries that often don’t need pushing, Lady GaGa let ‘vomit artist’, Millie Brown, do her thing all over her at SXSW festival on March 13. The singer foresaw the backlash, and now says she’s not surprised by people’s reactions.
"I guess we weren't completely surprised. Millie and I know that not everybody's going to love that performance," the 27-year-old singer told "Today" anchor Savannah Guthrie yesterday morning (March 21). "But we both really believe in artistic expression and strong identities," she continued.
Lady Gaga poses for the paps at Vanity Fair's Oscar party
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Defends Vomit Artist. What Is Going On.
Is Gaga taking over the world with her wacky outfits?
Lady GaGa has appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show wearing a dress made out of coffee filters - are we surprised? In a word, no. Where else is there to go once you wear a dress made out of meat, had a Christmas tree on your head and generally made a show of yourself every time you’ve stepped out the front door? We’re not complaining, Gaga’s outfits are always worth a look no matter how ridiculous they might seem and this list of ten of the best is just a small look at the singer’s increasingly wacky wardrobe.
1. Gaga Christmas, the Jingle Bell Ball December 2013
Continue reading: Lady Gaga: Ten Of Her Best (Or Worst) Wonderfully Wacky Outfits
Lady Gaga's controversial performance at the South by Southwest music festival has prompted Demi Lovato to speak out about eating disorders. Gaga was deliberately vomited on whilst performing 'Swine', an act which Lovato believes "glamorises" eating disorders.
Lady Gaga was vomited on whilst performing on Thursday.
Gaga appeared at Austin music festival and, as a planned part of her act, was vomited on by a professional vomit painter. The painter in question, Millie Brown, intentionally puked up a green slimy substance on Gaga whilst the 27-year-old was performing 'Swine'.
Continue reading: Demi Lovato: Lady Gaga's SXSW Performance "Glamorised" Eating Disorders
Gaga opens up on her annus horribilis
Lady GaGa’s much anticipated SXSW keynote saw the singer detail her difficult year, which comprised a mediocre response to her album Artpop, a split from her management, a nasty hip injury followed by surgery. But she vowed to never change, and would rather quit pop than compromise.
Lady Gaga gave a candid keynote at SXSW
“I refuse to compromise and allow my talents to be monetized to the point that I don’t want to be here anymore. I will stop, I will quit, I will retire from the commercial market if I have to do something other than be myself because if I can’t be myself in this moment than everything I have said to my friends since the beginning will be a total lie,” she said in an hour-long question-and-answer session.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga's SXSW Keynote: "I’ll Quit Before I Change"
You can always count on Gaga to bring the theatrics.
Lady GaGa brought some serious 2008 nostalgia to her SXSW gig on Thursday night. Her show included highlights like fake vomit, a roasting spit and some good old-fashioned mechanical bull riding. It’s not cliché, it’s classic. If you’re wondering how it all ties together, imagine Gaga being wheeled out on a huge roasting spit, from which she sang her first song, Aura. Apparently this time it wasn’t some thinly veiled metaphor about celebrity culture, just a nod to Texas’ infamous BBQ culture.
Gaga was back to classic form for her show at the Austin-based festival.
Clad in black lingerie and fishnets, Gaga addressed the crowd, saying: "I've been having such a good time all week. I haven't showered. I've been drinking all week. And eating."
Lady Gaga is one of the many acts set for SXSW this week.
The Public Assembly Code Enforcement - or PACE team - is patrolling the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas to make sure parties and events don't get out of hand. The team is on the lookout for problems including overcrowding, permitting issues or even the safety of temporary structures at South by Southwest.
"We usually respond to requests from other agencies or citizens about things that they feel might be unsafe," Lt. Vincent Hernandez with the Austin Police Department, who also heads up PACE told Kxan,"[The] Public Assembly Code Enforcement Team will be out for the whole duration 9of South by Southwest). We're working a lot of hours, putting in a lot of hours. But again, it's for the safety of the party-goers."
Continue reading: Enforcement Teams Keep SXSW 2014 Partygoers Safe And Sound
The everlasting trail of violence, death and deceit continues with the return of several characters from the original ‘Sin City’ movie. Dwight McCarthy is back, this time running to the rescue of his ex-girlfriend Ava Lord who claims she is being abused by her wealthy husband Damien; he has his own reasons for wanting to help her, but he could be in for a nasty surprise. The framed and punished Marv wakes up after supposed execution by electric chair only to find that he is lying amongst several dead bodies and can’t remember how he ended up there. Following, her near miss at the hands of serial child-killer Roark Junior, Nancy struggles to deal with the painful death of her rescuer, police officer John Hartigan. Plus, a new face shows up in Sin City, a gambler named Johnny who lands himself in mortal danger when he tries to take on the town’s most formidable villain.
Continue: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Trailer
Long running Lady Gaga Kelly Osbourne fued finally ends at the Oscars.
Lady Gaga walks the Oscars red carpet in Versace
The ‘Fashion Police’ presenter and the singer have fired their fare share of twitter insults at each other over the past year but the hatchet seems to have finally been buried. Party host Elton John seems to have had a hand at reuniting the pair, perhaps teaching them that sorry doesn't have to be the hardest word when the two ladies bumped into each other at the last night.
Continue reading: The Kelly Osbourne Vs Lady Gaga Fued Finally Ends At Oscars Bash
The King and Queen of Celebdom are getting married later this year and here's the latest news we know regarding the wedding planning process
Kimye were in Paris recently, with wedding bells on both their minds
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are planning the most lavish ceremony they can conjure for their impending nuptials. Aquaman and his hobbit fiancé are masters of grandeur and without a doubt, their wedding ceremony will be off the scale and the kind of wedding ceremony us mere peons could only dream of attending. What we can do though is go through all the gritty details that have emerged so far and try to image what the spectacle might be like.
The twosome had initially planned to rent out the grandiose Palace of Versailles, on the outskirts of the French capital, Paris, for their wedding. Hoping to star in the most important event to take place in the impressive French palace since October 1919 (in their mind), these plans have since been scuppered by the pair, as Kim revealed last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Having been spotted perusing the grounds of the palace during a recent trip to Paris for Couture Week, which had been followed before by online rumours, the reality starlet said that she and Kanye will not be holding their wedding ceremony in the baroque Château de Versailles after all, as she said that she and her hubby were only at Versailles out of interest, having never visited the building before.
Razzie 'favourite' Adam Sandler is up for yet another Worst Actor gong and newbies Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga earn their first nods
It's awards season, which means it is the time when the stars of Hollywood gather together to congratulate themselves on another successful year of moviemaking. It is also the period when some of Hollywood's more questionable tastes are exposed and then routinely mocked, thanks to the annual Golden Raspberry Awards.
All of the Grown Ups 2 cast are up for an award, but it is Sandler who earns the most recognition
An established 'favourite' with the Razzies committee, Adam Sandler is up for his 19th, 20th and 21st Razzie nomination and might make it three Worst Actor wins in a row, with his role in Grown Ups 2 up against Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger, Ashton Kutcher in Jobs, Jaden Smith in After Earth and Sylvester Stallone for pretty much all of his movies from 2013; Bullet to the Head, Escape Plan, and Grudge Match.
The Brit Awards jumped right into the middle of awards season by announcing their nominees, and there are plenty of artists from all over the world up for awards.
We are again right in the middle of awards season, and that doesn't just mean the Oscars. The Brit Awards have announced their 2014 nominations, and there aren't many surprises.
Bastille performs at Koko in London
The two leading artists are, as they should be, British acts. According to MTV, Disclosure and Bastille were each nominated for four awards, but the rest of the nominations were for artists all over the world.
Continue reading: One Direction, Justin Timberlake Rack Up Brit Awards Nominations
Gaga blames former co-workers for delayed video release for 'ARTPOP' track 'Do What U Want' featuring R. Kelly.
Gaga means business!
The popstar has clearly been left deeply disappointed by her lack of support from the people she's been working with on her latest musical venture 'ARTPOP'. In a bold move, she has unearthed news of the real goings-on behind her management during the making and promotion of her album in a statement of apology on her fan site.
Lady Gaga gets very candid in a post on her own website as she opens up about the 'ARTPOP' delays and blames management betraying her, "I was not enough for some people. They wanted more."
The 27 year-old addressed the delay of her music video for 'Do What U Want', featuring R Kelly, which was directed by Terry Richardson.
A premiere date is not even set and, on Sunday (Jan 5th), Gaga explained why people close to her were at fault for its late release.
Instead of Las Vegas gambling, Gaga's hit was inspired by a truth she couldn't face up to.
Lady GaGa has never been shy about her sexuality but it seems that in the past she wasn't as keen to let on to her lovers that she was bisexual. Now considered a gay icon, Gaga attributes much of her fame, especially in the early stages, to the LGBT community and campaigns for gay rights across the world.
Lady Gaga Has Revealed The Inspiration For Her 'Poker Face' Hit.
The singer performed at an exclusive gig in December at London's Mayfair's private member's club, hosted by Belvedere vodka. In front of a star-studded audience, which included singer Adele, Gaga treated her fans to a little intimacy.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Reveals Hidden True Meaning Behind ‘Poker Face’ Hit [Video]
Jennifer Lawrence has been voted Entertainer of the Year by members of the Associated Press.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year.
Jennifer Lawrence has been voted the AP's Entertainer of the Year.
The annual survey of its broadcast and newspaper members in addition to subscribers voted on who they would consider was Entertainer of the Year. 70 editors and media contributors voted for who they considered to be the greatest influence on entertainment and culture in 2013.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Named AP's Entertainer Of The Year
Lady Gaga will embark on a 25 date tour in North America to support her No.1 album 'ARTPOP', starting in May 2014.
Lady GaGa's No.1 album will be hitting the road as she has unveiled the dates for a North American tour in 2014 on Tuesday (Dec 3rd).
The arena concert tour will be titled 'artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour' and is scheduled to roll into 25 cities across the continent.
The 27 year-old will be kicking things off on May 4th 2014 in at the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and will trek over the border in Canada until she wraps things up in Los Angeles' Staples Center on July 21st.
The 41-year-old rapper is back at the summit of the Billboard album chart.
As we enter the final month of 2013, Eminem dominates the album charts by quite a distance, beating out competition from Lady GaGa’s Artpop, which endured a dramatic fall to No. 8 with just 46,000 copies sold, to Slim Shady’s 120,000. That 82% decline was the biggest for a No. 1 debut this year.
Eminem has success in his signs once more
It marks a brilliant comeback for Eminem, whose last album Recovery was strong in sales but didn’t enamour the critics and was largely forgettable.
Continue reading: Eminem's Turning 2013 Into HIS Year As He Regains Album Top Spot
The AMA's best new artist outshone all other performances.
Ariana Grande may be relatively new on the music scene but at last night's American Music Awards the 20 year-old diva showed that not only was her performing ability on a par with the big hitters in the music biz, she could bring said heavy-weights to their knees with her tender rendition of her hit, 'Tattooed Heart.'
Ariana's AMAs Performance Brought Heavy-Weight Stars To Their Feet.
Clad in red sequins and channelling the diva-esque flair of Mariah Carey, Ariana eschewed frenzied lighting, dancing or costume changes in favour of a single spotlight, a retro microphone and four soulful male backing singers. For a star who has been busy breaking out with her debut album, Yours Truly, during the last 12 months, this was her chance to say to the world, "Hey! Here I am."
Dennis Rodman took the top spot, with Paula Deen and Anthony Weiner coming behind him
Dennis Rodman topped one of the least desirable end of year lists going, as GQ placed the North Korea-infatuated former NBA star at the top of their annual 'Least Influential People' list. Rodman took home the dubious honour, which was awarded to Mitt Romney last year, beating politicians, pop stars, actors and actresses to the top spot thanks to his strange connection with North Korea and its dictator Kim Jong Un.
Described as a "Q-list celebrity willing to commit borderline treason just to hang out with a dictator who himself aspires to be a Q-list celebrity," by QG (reprinted by the Associated Press), Rodman won't be letter his minute influence get in the way of continuing his self-imposed peace mission in the dictatorship as he continues to travel back and forth to the Asian nation. Rodman revealed this week that he intends on going back to North Korea for the umpteenth time next month, this time going for an exhibition basketball tour.
Disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen took the number two spot, with her racial slurs and subsequent court case with a former employee seeing her once glittering cooking empire crumble around her. The racist restauranteur was followed closely by former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose sexting exploits returned to the news for a second time whilst he was running for the New York mayorship in July. GQ described the horny Democrat as " the saddest lecher in American politics, and that's saying something, because they're all lechers."
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus & Barack Obama Among GQ's 'Least Influential' List
As we wade through our Lady Gaga pictures, which is the wackiest Lady Gaga outfit from the ARTPOP promotional tour?
To celebrate news that Mother Monster's new album ARTPOP had debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 chart after selling 258,000 copies, we thought we'd dig out a whole load of Lady Gaga pictures and attempt to fathom which Lady GaGa outfits are the craziest from the ARTPOP promotional tour.
Lady Gaga at Macys in New York
The Applause singer topped the U.S chart for the second time, though it fell way short of the 1.1 million first-week sales of Born This Way in its opening week. In fact, Gaga is only twelfth on the best-selling debut list for 2013, way behind Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Drake and Daft Punk. Is the bubble about to burst? Probably not, and besides, Lady Gaga still has her outfits.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Pictures: Which Lady Gaga Outfits Are The Craziest?
Lady Gaga claims the top spot on the US Billboard 200 album charts with 'ARTPOP', narrowly beating Eminem's 'Marshall Mathers LP 2'.
In its first week of release her 3rd studio set sold 258,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
This is the second debut chart topper of her career with 2011's 'Born This Way' being the first.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Reaches No.1 On The Billboard 200 Chart With 'ARTPOP'
The veteran pop star earned most of her money through touring
Forbes have once again compiled their yearly list of highest earning celebrities in every possible respect and the winner for highest earning musician in 2013 is a very familiar face indeed: Madonna. The Queen of Pop came out on top despite tough competition and the fact that she didn't really create or release any new music in 2013. Call that staying power.
Madge earned big through her touring and business ventures
According to the magazine, Madge earned most of her money over the last year through touring, with her 'MDNA' tour grossing $305 million in total since it was launched, earning the singer a cool amount in the process. Her other major sources of income has been royalties, her clothing line and the launch of her new fragrance, Forbes revealed, putting her total earnings for the past 12 months at an estimated $125 million.
Continue reading: Madonna Tops Forbes' List Of Highest Earning Musicians In 2013
'Applause' singer Lady GaGa is seen checking her hair and make-up in a car mirror before getting out of the vehicle to face the awaiting paparazzi outside the 'Saturday Night Live' after party. The star smiles at photographers before signing autographs for fans; she even lets one male fan kiss her on the cheek before taking a photo with him.
Lady Gaga performed on SNL this weekend and it was mesmerising.
Lady GaGa hosted SNL for the very first time this past weekend and it was brilliant/over-the-top/weird/hilarious. And of course, she doubled as the musical guest for that evening, performing for the very first time 'Gypsy' off her shiny new album ARTPOP (less shiny now that the critics have had their way with it, but still).
It was Gaga's first time hosting this past weekend.
Gaga didn’t let the ambivalent reviews take away any of her sparkle though and belted out an emotional rendition of the song, complete with a hot pink grand piano to match the backing band’s outfits, a guitar trio (which the Lady herself joined at one point) and, of course, what performance would be complete without a tambourine player clad only in shiny purple trousers. Clearly, you have to watch this video.
Lady GaGa arrives at the official release party of her album 'Artpop' at the ArtRAVE gallery space in New York. She appears to be wearing some sort of futuristic black dress that looks like it's partially made out of plastic, along with a blonde wig, heels she can hardly walk in and an unusual headpiece.
Lady GaGa unveils the world's first flying dress, dubbed 'Volantis', alongside her technical team TechHaus at the launch and exhibition of her new album 'Artpop'. Two techies explain about making the battery-operate fibre optic dress with the latest drone technology before Gaga removes her white jumpsuit and dons a helmet to get strapped into the machine.
Gaga hosted SNL for the first time and performed a raunchy dance with R Kelly.
Lady GaGa's first time hosting Saturday Night Live was clearly immensely successful after the enigmatic popstar drew in the season's highest ratings. Not only did Gaga host but she was also the musical guest,meaning fans were treated to jazzed up versions of her new favourite songs, some unique Gaga jokes and plenty of exciting costumes.
Lady Gaga Hosted 'SNL' For The First Time.
Lady Gaga, who has just released her chart-topping third studio album ARTPOP, was a natural host, skilfully engaging the audience. She also performed two of her ARTPOP songs, a cabaret version of 'Applause' and the R Kelly collaboration 'Do What U Want' which was accompanied with a sexy routine from the charismatic duo.
Lady GaGa wears a black, futuristic suit with exceptionally tall stilettos and weird steampunk goggles as she addresses the crowd at the Jeff Koons 'ARTPOP' installation in Brooklyn. She poses for photos while making a claw motion with her hand that she seems to have adopted as her sign.
Lady GaGa talks about her brand new 'ARTPOP' app at a press conference in Brooklyn where she introduces digital artist and app developer Max Weisel who helped her bring her app visions to life. She demonstrates the features of the new app on a tablet and also gives a moving speech about pop culture and its importance in human unity.
Lady Gaga earned her third UK No.1 album as 'ARTPOP' knocks Eminem's 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' off the top spot.
The 27 year-old has secured her third UK No.1 album, with the help of the hit tracks 'Applause' and 'Do What U Want'.
Gaga has previously topped the charts in the UK with her debut studio album 'The Fame' (2008) and its follow-up 'The Fame Monster' (2009).
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Earned Her 3rd UK No.1 Album With The Debut Of 'ARTPOP'
They didn't see nuthin' wrong with it
Lady GaGa was both the host and the musical guest on this weeks Saturday Night Live, and whilst the bulk of her appearance on the show was surprisingly tame for the shock-value singer, her duet with R Kelly midway through the show was much more sexually charged than anything else we've seen from the current season of the long-running sketch show.
The singer even dressed slightly less eccentric for the SNL gig
Becoming the second person - after Miley Cyrus - to serve as both the host and musical guest this season, Gaga had a lot on her plate come Saturday night, but at no point did it ever look as though she was overwhelmed or succumbing to any type of pressure. After poking fun of herself and performing some cuts from her latest album, ARTPOP, Gaga was joined on stage for the highlight performance of the night by her 'Do What You Want' collaborator R Kelly, at which point things really started getting hotter and heavier.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga & R Kelly Bump 'N' Grind On Stage For 'SNL' Performance
In a jam-packed week in showbiz news, Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' was finally released, Eminem's MMLP2 became one of the year's biggest debuts and two former rival boybands united.
'ARTPOP' Drops: Lady GaGa released her fourth studio album, ARTPOP, on the 11th November after a rollercoaster few months ensuring her new record would hit the charts running. However, middling reviews and an anti-climactic release after months of leaked songs, incentives to buy and mini monster melt-downs means Mother Monster's new work may have misfired. But the elusive Gaga showed that through it all she had a sense of humour when she parodied her infamous meat dress on SNL. See how here.
Miley Cyrus' MTV EMAs Joint: Pop star Miley Cyrus continued her whirlwind of controversy during this week's MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Amsterdam. Miley performed her Bangerz hits 'We Can't Stop' and 'Wrecking Ball' in her characteristically skimpy outfits. See photos here. But it was when she puffed on a very suspicious roll-up during her 'Best Video' acceptance that made the internet buzz. Find out more here.
Lady Gaga took part in a candid interview with Howard Stern and told the radio host she is open to inviting another female into the bedroom with her boyfriend, Taylor Kinney.
Lady GaGa has never been one to shy away from any aspects of her life, and this is no different when she takes part in a candid interview with Howard Stern.
In the very open-minded interview, Gaga told the host some of her and Kinney's intimate details and even revealed she would be more than happy to partake in a threesome.
Lady Gaga said her Glamour cover was too perfect.
Lady GaGa used her acceptance speech at the Glamour Women of the Year 2013 to vent at the magazine for making her look "too perfect" on the December cover.
Speaking on-stage at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Gaga said that, like her follow honoree Malala Yousafzai, she was going to use the speech to speak about her cover.
"I felt my skin looked too perfect. I felt my hair looked too soft," she told the audience, "I do not look like this when I wake up in the morning... I don't even look like this," referring to her wild wig and makeup for the evening.
Gaga is the cover star of December's 'Glamour' magazine, and the photo of her has been photoshopped like crazy
Lady GaGa stars as the front cover star of December's edition of Glamour magazine. In her feature interview, the star discusses her new album, her insecurities and beauty and body image in today's society, arguments that are kind of condescended against when you notice how photoshopped Gaga's picture is on the front of the magazine.
Gaga attended the event with her hair in a bunch, like the above photo, and an all-white suit
It turns out that Gaga was unwittingly photoshopped like mad for the cover picture, and in a show of defiance the singer has called out the magazine for doctoring her image so much. Gaga didn't just write a tweet or an open letter to dispute the image though, instead she went right to the source and called out the magazine in their own yard.
Lady Gaga tries for avant-garde, but manages to reach new hights in pop instead.
Lady GaGa set herself big goals for ARTPOP, released today, Tuesday, November 12. In her very own words, the album with its Jeff Koontz cover, was supposed to be “art imprinted onto pop culture.” But Gaga’s career has always been a bit hit-and-miss in its avant-garde aspect, which begs the question, which Gaga will we get to hear on ARTPOP? The meat dress-wearing, Marina Abramovic emulating envelope-pusher or the pastel clad bubble gum pop princess? The reviews are already starting to flood the interwebs, so let’s take a look at what the critics are saying.
The cover art is as busy as the album itself.
According to Billboard’s Jason Lipshutz, the album is perfect in its imperfections. It’s inconsistent and eclectic, but Gaga makes it work, “coherently channeling R&B, techno, disco and rock music as a pop artist while discussing sex, drugs, lust, God, fame and creativity, Lady Gaga has offered fans her most sonically and lyrically diverse album to date.”
I can't say that I've ever considered myself a huge fan of Lady GaGa but no-one can deny that there's always something unique and intriguing about her. I approached 'Artpop' with an open mind; I was aware of the dangers of expectation and subsequent disappointment from such excessively hyped albums and I was staunchly uninterested in the worldwide phenomenon that was her second album 'Born This Way', so I was neither hopeful nor sceptical - although the mix of the likes of DJ White Shadow, Rick Ruben and Zedd in production did seem welcoming.
Album opener 'Aura'; the single co-produced by Infected Mushroom and Zedd that was used in the trailer for Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills', Gaga's acting debut; offers a mournful, lo-fi opening verse from Gaga which almost sounds like an old-style Bond theme with a Spanish twang (quite literally) and is probably the album's main highlight. Other pretty fab openings came with the headbang-worthy power rock vocals of guitar fuelled 'MANiCURE', our first taste of hip hop with 'Jewels N' Drugs' featuring T.I., Too short and Twista, and the incredibly catchy 'Swine' ('I know, I know, I know, I know you want me/ You're just a pig inside a human body.' - that's a line that I'll be humming for a long time to come). However, the problem with all these tracks is that, although they have the potential to be exceptional, Gaga just can't seem to help throwing in a generic dance tune halfway through and there's no need when they start out so well. The woman we think we know so well for speaking her mind appears to have lost some of her nerve.
This was also visible in the album's structure. Tracks two and three, 'Venus' and 'G.U.Y.' are incredibly alike. Both mention Greek Gods and Goddesses - Aphrodite being the main one - and they have similar cosmic hooks. Putting these two songs so close together takes away from their sound a little as there's less distinction. And yet, 'Jewels N' Drugs' and 'MANiCURE' were side-by-side despite being totally different; this is a bit of a shock to the system, but is a good way of showing off the eclecticism of the album and should've been taken into account much more frequently throughout the rest of the tracklisting.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga - Artpop Album Review
Yep, you read that right, a 'flying dress'
Lady GaGa is known for her wild and eccentric fashion choices, so whenever she shows up to a concert or red carpet event there is always a sense of anticipation surrounding her arrival as people wait to see what wild costume she has on. Her unusual fashion trends have gotten so out of hand that they barely get mentioned nowadays, that is unless she is wearing something that really does warrant attention.
Outfit choices like this barely get mentioned anymore
The Grammy-winning singer did just this when she appeared on stage at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Sunday, where she held a launch party for her new album ARTPOP. But it wasn't to be ARTPOP's night after all, as the night was all about the flying dress, or the Volantis as Gaga called it.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Unveils The 'Flying Dress' Ahead Of 'ARTPOP' Release
Lady Gaga discussed having kids and her love for Chicago pizza to SiriusXM at their New York City studios on Friday.
Lady GaGa Wants To Have "At Least Three" Children Lady Gaga might be the mother to all her monster fans but she would like to have the real thing in the future.
The 27 year-old recently addressed several topics on SiriusXM that she doesn't usually discuss.
Gaga opened up about family life and what she desire her future to look like, "I want to have tons of kids, actually. I think at least three," she said to the radio station on Friday (Nov 8th).
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Wants To Have "At Least Three" Children
Call her Snoop Gaggy Gag
Lady GaGa has made a shocking confession this week, that she has developed something of a mental dependancy on marijuana ever since she injured her leg earlier this year. The 'Applause' singer has revealed that, in order to deal with the pain of her injury, smoking pot became a regular occurance and it eventually became a problem as she struggled to ween herself off the drug.
Wait a minute, this person takes drugs?!
In her insightful interview, Gaga admitted to smoking "15 joints a day" as she tried to numb the pain of her hip injury, but her weed habit got so much that it began to consume her life. Her hip injury forced her to drop out of a number of date in her 'Born This Way tour,' but the singer has since stated that her dependancy on pot was also a defining factor in making her ditch the rest of her tour dates.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Admits To Surprising "15 Joints A Day" Weed Smoking Habit
The Mother Monster will play a gig amongst the stars in 2015
Lady GaGa is lining up the performance of a life time as she plans to take her famous stage show into orbit and perform a concert in space. The singer revealed her plans to take her meat-wearing antics past the atmosphere and give a zero gravity performance among the stars for what will be a remarkable experience.
Gaga will blast off into space in early 2015
Slated to take place in early 2015, Gaga is set to perform at the high tech Zero G Colony festival in New Mexico before traveling to Virgin Galactic's launch site in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, also in New Mexico. As initially reported by Us Weekly, the singer will then blast off in to orbit to give a special performance, where she will perform one track before hurtling back to Earth.
Continue reading: Houston We Have A Monster: Lady Gaga To Perform In Space
Lady Gaga has signed up to perform one song in space as part of the Zero G Colony high-tech musical festival in 2015.
Lady GaGa Will Sing Live From Space In 2015 Lady Gaga will be heading into outer space in 2015. The 27 year-old singer will be boarding Richard Branson's 'Virgin Galactic' ship to play just one song.
Lady Gaga will fly into outer space in 2015
Us Weekly reports, she will perform her track during the Zero G Colony high-tech musical festival in New Mexico. A source also told the mag, "She has to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere."
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Will Sing Live From Space In 2015
The singer is set to rocket even more out of this world.
Pop star Lady GaGa will play on board one of Virgin Galactic's space shuttles as part of a Zero G Colony music festival in New Mexico, reports US Weekly. The eccentric 27 year-old star will head to suborbital space with her entourage in tow to perform just one song during the 2015 festival.
Lady Gaga To Take Her Show Into Space.
Gaga's performance is planned for the dawn of the third day of the three day festival, which will be held at New Mexico's Spaceport America and is promised to be "like nothing the world has seen before."
Continue reading: Lady Gaga To Perform In Space As Part Of 2015 Festival
Lady Gaga has fired her longtime manager, Troy Carter, just days before the release of her 3rd studio album 'Artpop'.
Lady GaGa and her longtime manager Troy Carter have parted ways just days before the release of 'Artpop'.
Carter has managed the 'Born This Way' singer since 2007, before the release of her debut album, 'The Fame', and is regarded as an integral part of Gaga's success.
A source very close to the singer's relationship with her manager confirmed the split was over "creative differences," according to Showbiz411.com.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Fires Manager Troy Carter Over 'Creative Differences'
Perry's rise to the top of Twitter coincides with social media flotation.
On the eve of Twitter's initial public offering (IPO), Katy Perry has become the new poster girl for the social media site after her follower figures pushed past Justin Bieber's to reach a massive 46.61 million. The news that Perry is Twitter's most popular user coincides with the company's imminent float on the New York Stock Exchange. The microblogging network intends to price its shares on Wednesday for trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Reuters' sources report.
Hands Up If You Follow Katy Perry On Twitter!
The website stands to make a fortune estimated in the billions from the IPO after it said on Monday that it was boosting the price range of its IPO to $23 to $25 per share from an earlier range of $17 to $20 per share with the intention to sell 70 million shares. However, Perry on Twitter may not be as popular as she first seems.
Continue reading: Could Katy Perry Help Boost Twitter Investor Demand Ahead Of IPO?
He's not impressed, but he isn't the only one.
Hang on, someone doesn’t like manufactured pop music and thinks the likes of Lady GaGa and Katy Perry are a bit fake and rubbish? Jesus Christ we’ve got a visionary on our hands. He’s called Gareth Malone.
Gareth Malone leads his choir on BBC's The Choir
The television presenter, who hosts The Choir, told Richard Bacon on BBC Radio 5 Live that using autotune is cheating, and that his band of trilling choir members are miles ahead of even the biggest pop stars.
Continue reading: Gareth Malone Reckons Modern Pop Stars Are Cheating With Autotune Antics
Carter and Gaga are no more.
Perennial investor, Troy Carter (that’s the name of a man living the American dream, isn’t it?) has lost one of his biggest money-spinners: Lady GaGa. The tech-savvy mogul and the effervescent pop star have parted ways due to creative differences.
Lady Gaga shows off her ARTPOP tattoo
Carter was widely considered to be the brains behind the operation, while Gaga provided the creative – sometimes-groundbreaking – output. He propelled the singer’s social media presence to an unprecedented high, with 60m and 40m likes/followers on Facebook and Twitter respectively.
Lady Gaga and her manager, Troy Carter, may well be heading their separate ways. Meanwhile, despite reports of a split, Gaga and Taylor Kinney appear very much together.
Lady Gaga appeared at the YouTube Music Awards on Sunday (3rd November).
Sources, speaking to Us Weekly, claim the 'Born This Way' singer may well be parting from her long term manager Carter. One source claimed the two had different visions of Gaga's future and music. This source said "It's sad but also liberating at the same time. One door closes and another opens." Although the two have worked closely for over six years, it seems they are splitting because of "creative differences", if sources are to be believed.
Mother Monster takes it down a notch from 'Applause.'
Lady GaGa has swapped electric guitars and raucous drumkits for a piano for her new single which is entitled 'Dope.' Following the EDM-influenced 'Aura,' and pumped-up club numbers 'Applause' and 'What Do U Want' with R Kelly, 'Dope' presents an emotional outpouring that shows off the fantastic power of Gaga's vocals.
Gaga Debuts The Softer 'Dope.'
Over melancholic chords, she begins a soft lamentation that surges into a roaring climax as she sings "I need you more than dope." At its core, the track is a passionate love song that shows of Gaga's songwriting skill as well as her exceptional vocal abilities.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Debuts Powerful New Ballad 'Dope' [Listen]
The first ever YouTube Music Awards let the viewers watching the showcase live decide which acts won on the night.
The first ever YouTube Music Awards took place at Pier 36 in New York on Sunday (November 3rd 2013). The spectacle as directed by Spike Jonze and featured actor, Jason Schwartzman, as the award show's host alongside comedian Reggie Watts.
Eminem performed 'Rap God' at the award show
The live-streaming ceremony only handed out six awards but it boasted performances from some of the most celebrated artists in the music industry today. Eminem, Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift Arcade Fire, M.I.A. and Avicii all performed at the New York pier.
On Sunday, 3 November, the internet's brightest viral music videos will be celebrated for the first time
The YouTube Music Awards will celebrate the achievements made online by both well-known and some more obscure (outside the world of viral videos) musicians for the first time this Sunday (3 Oct.) and the organisers have pulled out all the stops to make sure that the awards show starts with a bang. In fact, the awards show will be so extravagant that the man in charge of bringing it to life - Spike Jonze - doesn't even know what to expect.
Spike Jonze (L) and Jason Schwartzman (R) are in control of the night in their respective roles
Jonze, the director of countless award-winning music videos such as Weezer's 'Buddy Holly' and 'Sabotage' by The Beastie Boys, has been brought in as creative director of the event, tasked with making the awards show one to remember and one to challenge the established musical showcases, such as the MTV VMAs. Alongside fellow music video veteran Chris Milk and executive producers Vice Media and Sunset Lane Entertainment, Jonze isn't planning on making a showcase that can be easily compared to the VMAs or the Billboard Awards, for example, as they are going for a completely unique take on the tried and tested music awards ceremony.
Lady Gaga attempted to make amends with Kelly Osbourne for their four year long feud by presenting her with a birthday cake. However Osbourne was not interested in Gaga's peace offering and expressed her irritation on Twitter.
Kelly Osbourne refused to accept Lady Gaga's peace offering.
Osbourne and Gaga have been squabbling since 2009 when Osbourne called the singer a "butterface" which means colloquially a woman with a more attractive body than a face (yes it really is this childish!). Gaga's fans exacerbated the situation by making a number of suggestions about Osbourne including that they hoped she was raped, as Us Weekly reported.
Continue reading: Kelly Osbourne Rejects Lady Gaga's Cake Shaped Olive Branch
Lady Gaga's kind offering of a birthday cake for Kelly Osbourne's 29th goes apparently unaccepted.
The 'Fashion Police' co-host told the 'Applause' singer to 'Eat My S***' on Twitter after Gaga presented 'The X Factor' judge Sharon Osbourne with a birthday cake for Kelly, who was 29 yesterday, following her appearance on the UK TV show. On the show, Gaga explained that she and Sharon had made up having met at the London club G-A-Y the previous night.
'Not to be ungrateful but why would you send me a birthday cake via my MOTHER in a country half the would (sic) away? #JustSendItToME #LoveNotWar', was Kelly O's response to Gaga's olive branch.
The two unexpectedly ran into each other in London club G-A-Y and embarked on peace talks, talks that Kelly wanted nothing to do with
Lady GaGa stepped out on stage at the well-know G-A-Y nightclub in London on Saturday, 26 October, night to give a show stopping and truly memorable performance. It was memorable for two reasons really, the first one being that Gaga striped down to her birthday suit at the end of the performance, and the second being that it was the arena where her long-running feud with Sharon Osbourne finally came to an end.
Gaga bares all during her performance at G-A-Y
The two outspoken stars kissed and made up following Gaga's explosive set at the nightclub venue, having unwittingly bumped into each other in the VIP area before hand. Osbourne was at the venue to support her recently axed X Factor contestant Shelley Smith, when unbeknownst to her, her arch nemesis Gaga showed up in the VIP area for an impromptu performance. According to Metro, the pair met up after Gaga's unannounced gig and "spent time together backstage."
The Mother Monster was up to her old tricks at an album promo in the German capital, dressing and acting strange for the sake of it.
Lady GaGa was in Berlin on Thursday night, showing up to a promotional launch for her upcoming album, ARTPOP, in her usual unusual style. There was no meat or any kind of strange head gear this time, but Gaga was still keeping it weird when she showed up at the city's famous Berghain club with her hair slicked back and a fake moustache stuck to her face.
Lady Gaga doing her best Lady Gaga impression
If she was trying to fool us all and make the press think that a male Gaga had shown up to Berghain in her place, she could have probably chosen a better outfit from the neck down. Her masculine, mixed with sheer white eyeliner, facial look was paired with a long fur coat that was left wide open (and occasionally flung even further open by the flaunting pop star) to reveal a black leather bra, black panties and black suspenders. So yeah, classic Gaga really.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Gets Weird In Berlin As She Promotes 'ARTPOP'
Apparently Gaga's new single has been deemed "chart-ineligible" by the Official Charts Company.
Lady GaGa's latest single 'Do What U Want' from her upcoming album, Artpop, has been deemed ineligible by the Official Charts Company in the UK and will not feature in this weekend's Top 40 countdown despite climbing to the top of iTunes charts both in the UK and USA.
The Ruling Is A Blow For Gaga Who Is Gearing Up To Drop 'Artpop.'
The ruling, which could come as an irritating blow to the pop singer, results from Gaga's choice to first give the single to fans who had pre-ordered her new album before its 11th November release.
The actress directed some scorn at celebs who share slutty selfies.
In the wake of Kim Kardashian's now-infamous booty pic that whipped the internet into a crazed frenzy of retweets, compliments, disdain and arousal, actress Rashida Jones has emerged as the most talked-about Twitter celeb after she tweeted some incendiary opinions.
Rashida Jones Is Scornful Of Celebs Who Deliberately Act In A Provocative Manner Online.
The Parks and Recreations star decided she was fed up with being swamped with images from fellow female celebrities that left little to the imagination in order to notch up the 'likes.' "This week's celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular. #stopactinglikewhores," tweeted the 37 year-old.
Continue reading: Rashida Jones Ignites Twitter Debate With "Whores" Slamming Tweets
Lady Gaga has settled out of court with her former assistant who claimed the Mother Monster had not paid her for over 7000 hours of overtime.
We all know Lady GaGa is precious but what could she have required that accumulated in her assistant, in the space of 16 months, clocking up over 7000 hours of overtime?
Lady Gaga's assistant allegedly worked over 7000 hours overtime.
We're not sure, she is a very busy woman but she appears to have been so busy between December 2009 and March 2011 that she simply forgot to pay her employee for these hours. The former employee, Jennifer O'Neill, filed a court case in 2011 against Gaga in the hopes of receiving her pay. After two years, the Mother Monster has finally settled her bill, which the plaintiff initially totalled as $400 ,000, paying out an undisclosed sum to her former employee. Her decision to settle comes just in time as the trial date was set for 4 November in New York.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga's Former Assistant Finally Paid For "Overtime"
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