Bette Midler - Midler: 'Gaga Could Never Live Up To Jones'

Veteran entertainer BETTE MIDLER is unconvinced by the hype surrounding LADY GAGA - insisting nobody could ever live up to her flamboyant heroine GRACE JONES.
The singer/actress is a fan of the Poker Face hitmaker's music, and she's likened the star's headline-dominating antics to Jones' outlandish behaviour - but insists it's not quite as shocking.
Midler tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "She's a terrific player, has a beautiful voice and is a good songwriter. The stuff around her? Nah, not so much. I have my heroines and one of them is Grace Jones, and I don't think anyone could touch Grace."


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I like Bette, and the title of this article got her view all wrong. She says she loves Gaga and her music. she didn't say Gaga will never be as good as Grace Jones, she just said no-one would live up to her, so she's not just singling out Gaga.
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Hahahaha THIS Stup*d OLD WOMAN HAVE TO BE IDIOT No one CAN BE MY LADY GAGA and is stupid when you compared AN AMAZING ART with something disgusting cause you can ask all the world about that JONES and no one knows who is he we don't know is just disgusting see how he dresses HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE 2 BILLIONS OF VIEWS AROUND THE WORLD 8 STATUES IN THE WORLD THE MOST SELLING'S SONGS OF MUSIC HISTORY NO ONE not even Michael Jackson IS CLOSE TO MY LADY GAGA
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sounds like Bette's jealous.....everyone is a Gaga want to be.....sorry Bette you never made it as big as Gaga
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Zack001. You seem to be genuinely a nice person and loyal to miss Gaga. However, I can assure you, even Gaga knows the truth about what has been said of her. Let me believe this: you are either a true fan of Gaga to the heart or you dont know Jones well or both?
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Bette...love you ...but Gaga is taking the Divine Miss M into the 22nd century.
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Well done Bette for not being afraid to go against the trend! I too like Gaga's music, but I find her antics/fashion derivative of the one and only Grace Jones. Those of you who claim to be Gaga-fans and diss Grace Jones are foolish as even the object of your admiration has declared that there is no one like Grace. Grace is an ageless beauty and a violent monster all rolled into one. She doesn't have to create an image - she genuinely is completely out there and doesn't give a damn if people think she's mad.
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I like Alexandra Graham Bell also but the telephone, just like Bette Midler he was from a long time ago. There is so much I detest about the current state of pop culture. Yet, I am wise enough to recognize that Ladya Gaga is not just a passing phenomenon. She is a legimate, genuine, standout star that I suspect would have stood out in any generation. The problem with today's aging icons or stars is that they stay around too long waxing poetic about their time while they linger beyond reason to extend their 15 Minutes. A star of yesteryear mentions or criticizes Lady Gaga to get press coverage for herself. Furthermore, Lady Gaga comes from a fine upstanding Italian-American New York family and embraces her fans in a down to earth manner the way few stars do. Hats off to the Gaga.
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