Thanks to the Instagram of Mert Alas from Mert & Marcus who shot the advertisements, we have a first look at Lady Gaga channeling Donatella Versace, with a blonde wig and what looks to me like an 80s-inspired Versace circa 2014. She seems to be walking down the same path as this other chick with blonde ambition, but who remembers her name today? If you’re not paying attention in Pop Culture class, don’t miss Gaga’s track “Donatella” on her new album ArtPop. With the recent movie House of Versace, DV is no doubt having an extended moment – but I’m guessing someone is being paid a LOT of money to be deep in Camp Versace. (Photo via Instagram)
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“I put so much love into my music, into my shows, I make it all for you. I’ll never understand the overflow of hate sent my way,” Gaga posted on her Twitter and Facebook yesterday, just hours after “ARTPOP” was crowned the No. 1 album in the country. “Or maybe thats what entertainment is now. It’s more fun to point & laugh than appreciate the artist. I’ll keep rehearsing my steps #showbiz” You know, I have to agree, and it seems like it’s encouraged too. Personally, I appreciate the effort but all celebs get slammed regularly – the ones who wear meat dresses and sing about “Applause” even more so, it seems. Thick skin is necessary these days, but it must get old when you are working your ass off. NOTE: At least the comments on this post aren’t adding to the negativity… oh, wait!? (via Twitter)
If you missed Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night, then you missed Andy Cohen telling Jimmy what they did with Lady Gaga’s pee after she peed in a garbage can in her dressing room when she was on WWHL on September 11th. Sidebar: What is wrong with a toilet? He made a PA find a “recipe” on how to preserve it and they put it in a pretty bottle and made it into perfume. Andy said, “So, we have it in a pretty bottle. I know, it’s kind of gross, but that is a pop culture artifact, if you ask me. That is going to be worth something.” I know a shit ton of little monsters who would give an actual kidney for that.
1. Gaga looks beyond perfect as she signs autographs and poses with her fans outside her hotel in Canada. Saturday really served to humanize her, didn’t it? Suddenly she can do no wrong in my eyes.
2. The incomparable Shirley Bassey walks the red carpet at the annual MONAA gala at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco.
3. “A potato, Burt Reynolds, and Billy Carter” – Austin Mahoney does his best Carnac the Magnificent impression at the 5th Annual TeenNick HALO Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium. (The question is: What is a spud, a stud, and a dud. Badumbum.)
4. Beyonce goes incognito in a Louis Vuitton ski mask as she is spotted leaving a studio in LA. Because, you know, nobody would look twice at THAT. *rolls eyes*
Well, everyone is going to have a different opinion. here’s mine: Her Opening Monologue- A bit forced and purposefully over-the-top – but she sure knows how to sell a musical number.Waking Up With Kimye- Kim and Kanye interview a Genius bar employee of the Apple store, a nerdy Gaga. Most of the funny is from the Kimye lines, the nerdy employee noted at one point that “people who try too hard with their outfits are maybe hiding something.” Freeze on a smirking Gaga. Worst Covers Ever- Adam Duritz from Counting Crows pitching an album called “WHAAAT.” Gaga covers Madonna’s “Express Yourself”, making fun of the similarities always drawn between her and Madge. This was the funniest moment of the night, I thought. First musical performance- Wearing an ill-fitting silver sparkly pantsuit Gaga performs “Do What U Want” with R. Kelly, who to me was at first unrecognizable. This seemed again, awkward. OK, if it was a rehearsal but not a great performance. Co-Op Interview- Gaga plays a tough tenant who claims the Marissa Tomei character in My Cousin Vinny was based on her. Not the best use of a supposed superstar though, kids. Spotlights Acting Camp- Gaga plays several campers who over-exaggerate their roles. Funniest as Forest Gump’s mother. Blockbuster- Blockbuster employees sad at the closing of the chain and enter a dream sequence that includes Queen Gaga whipping them with licorice. Bizarre but excellent use of the Queen. Second musical performance- “Gypsy.” She sells this song, but the overall effect is kind of discombobulated. Shirtless guy in purple sparkle tights and the odd mix of band and costumes makes it seem like sketch that is going to veer off into parody. Talent Pageant- Gaga is a stage mother and along with the Dad they encourage their fourth grade daughter. We never see the daughter. Funny and great use of the stage mother Gaga probably didn’t have. Old Lady Gaga- Fast forward to 2063, where Gaga is a washed up old lady trying to get a maintenance worker to realize who she is, by performing some of her hits. He apologizes for not recognizing her but explains that he’s more into classic rock “like One Direction”. This is her best of the night more sad than LOL funny, but she is the whole scene. Surely will be dredged up countless times over the next 50 years.
So, did you watch? What did you think? Overall, it was entertaining and the writers made pretty good use of her but it was not a home run to me. She doesn’t have Justin Timberlake’s seamless easy flair, or for that matter even Miley Cyrus’s on-camera charm, but projects like-ability. She seems to expose herself as a nerd (ie, she knows her references and is smart) The night veered from weird to funny to awkward and back again, but it wasn’t a disaster. But having said that, how many people on the planet can host a live TV show AND be the musical act too? OK, more than a few but it’s a pretty short list.
Kermit was the guest host on The View today and showed this special sneak peek of the upcoming Lady Gaga/Muppets Thanksgiving special (guest starring RUPAUL!!!). Cannot WAIT!