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|Bette Midler to Lady Gaga Fans: “It was Just a Joke!”|
This week on "Oprah's Next Chapter,"the legendary Bette Midler sat down withOprah Winfrey to talk about her long career in showbiz. But the Divine Miss M also set the record straight regarding last year's mermaid misunderstanding withLady Gaga.
So what did Bette Midler have to say about the tweet she made last year that had Lady Gaga's little monsters up in arms?
A Meat and Mermaid Thing
Last July, after Gaga performed a concert song dressed as a mermaid in a wheelchair, Bette sent a reminder to the pop star. Her testy tweet: "Dear @ladygaga if you think a mermaid in a wheelchair seems familiar- it's because it is! You can see it on youtube 24/7- with ME performing it."
At the time, Lady Gaga said she was unaware of Midler's mermaid past. She told "Access Hollywood's" Billy Bush, "I had no idea that she did that and I'm a huge Bette Midler fan."
"Maybe we're just cut from the same cloth," the "Born This Way" singer added. "I couldn't hop around in that tail so I just stuck myself in a wheelchair."
After Gaga's fans became irate, Bette later tweeted an olive branch: "Let's drink this over at the Emmys in September. Fabulous mermaids can coexist!"
During her chat with Oprah, Miss M told the Queen of Talk that the whole thing was overblown and called it "a gag."
"I've been doing a mermaid in a wheelchair since 1981," she told Oprah of her signature character, Dolores de Lago. When she saw a clip of Gaga's mermaid bit, she sent the pop star the infamous tweet to jokingly let her know who came first. "Just to be funny I said, 'Honey, you can keep the meat dress but the mermaid is mine,'" Bette told Oprah.
Naturally, some of Gaga's young fans became irate over the suggestion that their idol was a copycat. While Midler prefaced the story by asking the Gaga fans not flip out, she said, "It was just a joke! It was a gag."
"It was a meat and mermaid joke," Oprah said.
After last year's mermaid flap, Midler even said Gaga had her blessing to take some of her clothes. Inan AP interview she talked about an auction in which she was putting up 300 of her outfits and accessories -- including some wheelchairs!
"I think [Gaga] should go for a real wheelchair and a real fishtail because these are really beautiful. They are decorated and hand-beaded," Midler said. "If she is interested, she can have whatever she wants because she is a very talented girl, and I love her a lot."
"Oprah's Next Chapter" airs on Sunday night at 9/8c on OWN.
Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker & Naomi Campbell Get A Disney Makeover For Barney’s Christmas Campaign!
|Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker & Naomi Campbell Get A Disney Makeover For Barney’s Christmas Campaign!|
It's gearing up to be a Disney Christmas, as first Harrods windows have had designer Disney princess dresses, and now Disney have made an animated short film feturing Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Dello Russo, Naomi Campbell and the rest of the fash pack.
The fash faves have been given the Disney animation treatment for Barney’s new Christmas campaign, which will show in the windows of Barney’s Madison Avenue store in New York on LED tiles. In the film ‘Electric Holiday’ Minnie Mouse has a day dream which takes her to Paris for Fashion Week, where she is whisked to a fashion show and is dressed by Balenciaga's Nicolas Ghesquière and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz. Life is pretty good for a fashion mouse, eh?
On the catwalk Minnie wears Lanvin, Snow White struts her stuff in Nina Ricci and Daisy Duck wears Dolce. Disney fans will be happy to know that Goofy also makes an appearance rocking Balmain on the catwalk - he has an amazing Naomi-esque power strut. Captain Hook and the Cheshire Cat also make an appearance.
We KNEW Giles Deacon and Richard Nicholl got it right and that Minnie Mouse with her adorable polka dots and bows in her hair is so totally in. She fits in perfectly with the fash pack, including Carine Roitfeld, Bryan Boy, Emmanuelle Alt, Franca Sozzani, Cathy Horyn and Daphne Guinness.
Lady Gaga appears in the very same outfit she wore on the cover Vogue and Anna Dello Russo has OTT feathered shoulders and two cherries on her head. But we have to say, where oh where is Ms Anna Wintour? That bob would look fab in animation.
Luis Fernandez, senior vice president of creative for Disney Consumer Products, said: "We thought, a huge force in fashion and a huge force in animation. What better than for these two companies to get together and do something for the holidays?"'
The ad is great but does anyone else think Disney should make an actual film about the fashion world? Minnie Mouse the fashion blogger, Minnie Mouse on the FROW, Minnie Mouse the fashion editor….
Lady Gaga To Revamp Tour For American Shows
Thursday, November 8, 2012
|Topless Lady Gaga Flaunts Weight Loss in "Cannabis Queen" Halloween Costume|
|Lady Gaga Auctions Off Costumes|
For all of you die-hard Lady Gaga fans out there, the time has finally come to get your paws on some of her most iconic costumes! That's right, the star is auctioning off a few of her most memorable accessories (including the outlandish sky-high headpiece worn during her 2010 Monster's Ball tour as well as the eerie Keko Hainswheeler face mask constructed of rusted nails, washers and safety pins as seen in her "Bad Romance" video) on Julien's Block.
And while all of the memorable pieces are certain to be incredible collector's items, the priciest and most elaborate would be her "Ecstasy Gown," an intricate design by Eddie Gavriilidis boasting laser cut bands of gold python leather and nude mesh. With the starting bid set at a firm $5,000, the dress is bound to go to a rather fancy fan with deep pockets.
But before you start bidding, be sure to read the fine print. The dress description forewarns potential buyers that the garment has gone through a bit of wear and tear—not surprising given the demands of a Mother Monster outing—and comes with even more authenticity than you may have bargained for: "There is a small spot of blood on the skirt as Gaga obtained a scratch on her left arm from an overzealous fan."
It's a small price to pay to get your hands on an authentic Gaga gown, no?
|Lady Gaga Donates|
So You Think You Can Dance guest judge, Lady Gaga is stepping up to show support for the victims of Hurricane Sandy by donating $1 million to the American Red Cross relief efforts. The world-renowned pop star is a native of New York and was eager to put her money where her mouth is. Take the jump to see what Gaga had to say.
According to E! News, New York holds a special place in Gaga’s heart. “Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If it wasn’t for NYC: the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today,” Gaga, 26, said in a statement posted on her Little Monster’s blog. “New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion.”
Gaga added, “Please accept this gift on behalf of myself, my parents Joe and Cynthia, and my sister Natali; with our deepest gratitude New York for raising us. Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours. Sincerely, Lady Gaga and The Germanottas.”
According to MTV, Lady Gaga is currently overseas on her Born This Way Ball Tour but took time earlier this week to honor her hometown by tweeting lyrics to a new, never released track, “No Floods.” She said, “East coast how are you holding up? How are you New York? Staying strong i hope, thinking of you all the time. Can’t even watch news feed. i wrote this song when i was 16. so weird to hear it now because of hurricane. ‘NO FLOODS’ hope this will cheer u up,” she wrote. “I’ll be there as soon as i can to help my old neighborhood. I’m on tour + can’t let my fans down. I want to help with my hands with all of u.”
“No matter lightning or thunder… Buckets of rainwater…You can’t flood this town. In a world unknown… You’ve gotta hold your own… And you can’t stop me. You’re never ever, ever gonna stop me now,” she sings on the“No Floods” track.
Lady Gaga isn’t the only one stepping up; many others have made donations as well in an outpouring of support to those victimized by Hurricane Sandy. And the cast of Jersey Shore will be teaming up with the nonprofit organization, Agriculture for Humanity on November 15 for the live benefit, Restore the Shore. During the benefit, viewers will be asked to “contribute to the rebuilding and restoration of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.”
What do you think of Gaga’s generous donation and the efforts of others to help victims of Hurricane Sandy? Post a comment below and let us know.
NEW YORK — Rihanna rocked lingerie at Wednesday night’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York, providing the highlight of the live-music soundtrack and holding her own on the catwalk with some of the world’s top models.
And those models even had props, including Adriana Lima’s ringmaster wand, Doutzen Kroes’ body cage and several pairs of the oversized wings that the retailer has made its signature. It would be a close contest who got the biggest wings: Toni Garrn’s giant poppy pair or Miranda Kerr’s swan-style feathered pouf. Only Lily Aldridge could boast star-spangled wings that shot out silver sparkles.
Alessandra Ambrosio’s orchid-petal wings might have lacked a little grandeur, but she made up for it with a $2.5 million jeweled “floral fantasy bra.”
Still, wearing a sheer pink mini that gave glimpses of her bra, Rihanna sang “Fresh Out the Runway” at the end of the corset-and-garter parade and she was the one to grab the audience’s biggest applause.
The fashion show has become a pre-holiday season tradition for the retailer. CBS will turn it into a one-hour special, which also had performances from Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars, to be shown on Dec. 4.
Lima said she loved opening the show in the ringmaster costume. “The atmosphere of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show is electric,” she said. “It’s so much fun to be able to interact with the audience! What other show will you see Rihanna, Justin Beiber and Bruno Mars on the runway with angels?”
This year’s event had a slight twist. It started with an announcer noting that Victoria’s Secret and CBS had each made a donation to relief efforts for Superstorm Sandy, and a thank you to the National Guard members who are based out of the Lexington Avenue Armory that has for years been home to the show.
Mostly, though, models are encouraged to smile, ham it up and show off the extra time at the gym that most admit to in the weeks beforehand. “It’s highly televised, and you take that into consideration,” said model Joan Smalls ahead of the show. “This is kind of not the same as other runways. You have to prepare your body: No. 1 is the wings are heavy, and No. 2 is you have to be comfortable with your body because the camera will pick up on it if you’re not comfortable and confident.”
There’s an emphasis on glitz, skin and dramatic production here, not wearable undergarment trends for typical Victoria’s Secret shoppers. It was divided into six sections: Circus, complete with acrobats, contortionists and a sword eater; Dangerous Liaisons; Pink Is Us; Silver Screen Angels; Angels in Bloom; and Calendar Girls, which allowed Bruno Mars to serenade a model for each month of the year.
For his first song, “Beauty and the Beat,” Bieber, wearing low-slung white pants and a white leather studded vest, sat alone with his guitarist in the mellowest part of the show. For “As Long As You Love Me,” however, he brought in backup dancers and interacted with the models while moving around a giant makeshift pinball machine.
“It’s like a dream come true,” said Bieber on the pink carpet before the show. “I would rather be here than anywhere in the world.”
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Grammy-winning singer Lady Gaga producer DJ White Shadow has fired a few shots towardYoung Money rapper Nicki Minaj and questioned her true worth.
Prior to deleting the initial comment, Shadow went straight at Minaj's head and called her talentless.
DJ White Shadow has vented his frustrations over Nicki Minaj. The producer, who helped produce Lady GaGa's third album Born This Way, took to Twitter to blast the rapper. He tweeted: "Ok. Nicki Minaj. F**k you. Get a grip. You are lucky, not talented. Stop. Please stop. XO. DJWS" The message was deleted shortly after. (Digital Spy)
White Shadow followed up the deleted comment with some clarification on his stance toward Nicki.
"Oops didn't mean to delete that. But I don't recall what I said, basically it was "come on son" to nicki. Cause you are wack.," Shadow tweeted November 5th.
"F*ck. What is wrong with the world."
"You can be judgmental. My views are my own. I am by myself. I don't hate. It's not hate, just dislike for poor taste."
"You forget I am a human with MY own opinions."
"I am allowed to have a completely independent opinion. Cause I am paul. Not anyone else. And that is my feeling. So goodnight." (DJ White Shadow's Twitter)
Over the summer, one of Lady Gaga's fans called out Minaj for jacking her style.
Nicki Minaj will probably never escape the Lady GaGa comparisons, but it does seems as thought they are starting to get under her skin. The reigning Queen of Hip-Hop was recently heckled by a Lady GaGa fan as she exited an airport. The fan called her a GaGa "rip off" and told her that she "needs to stop copying Lady GaGa." In the video description it says that Nicki called the overzealous GaGa fan a "b*tch," but I didn't hear it. Did you? Glad to see Nicki kept her cool in this situation. Do you agree with the fan, is Nicki a GaGa clone? (All Hip Hop Rumors)
A few months back, the Young Money star addressed the frequent comparisons.
"We are in completely different lanes. First of all, I'm a rapper. I'm from southside Jamaica, Queens," Nicki said in an interview. "Gaga's a fantastic artist, you know, she paved her way. She's opened her own lane. But I think that I have my own lane, and we never cross. Ever. So, you know, I really don't get the comparison anymore. Our music doesn't sound the same. Our stage presence is not the same. I just can't see the similarities." ("Nightline")
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Lady GaGa has shared a link to an unreleased demo that she wrote when she was 16.
The song, titled 'No Floods', has been available online since 2009, but the New York-born singer tweeted a link to the track following the impact of former hurricane Sandy on her home city.
"i wrote this song when i was 16. so weird to hear it now because of hurricane, (sic)" she posted."'NO FLOODS' hope this will cheer u up."
GaGa has been tweeting her support for residents affected by the storm throughout the week. She told fans that many of her family remained in New York City during the gale force winds and heavy rain and even joked that thanks to the name of the cyclone she would "never watch Greaseagain".
"i know its gonna be ok, but that water flooding downtown while my friends are sitting in the dark is making me sad," she said. "i love you new york.
"i'll be there as soon as i can to help my old neighborhood. I'm on tour + can't let my fans down. I want to help with my hands with all of u."
Earlier this week, GaGa wrote an open letter expressing her devastation at the damage caused by the storm.
On Friday (November 2), NBC aired a telethon - Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together - which featured musical guests including Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. According to the network, the fundraiser has so far generated over $23m (£14.4m) for The American Red Cross, which is working to help victims of the disaster.
In a recent interview, Lady Gaga discussed the recent attention and scrutiny she’s received over her weight, wondering why Adele doesn’t get the same kind of treatment.
E! News reports that the “Born This Way” singer sat down with Stylist U.K., where she revealed how annoyed she was after hearing the drama over her weight situation.
“When I heard [her weight gain] was on the news, where they talk about wars, the economy crashing and the election – I just thought, ‘This is f—king ridiculous.’ I mean, what kind of example is that to a young girl sitting at home?” the singer said.
Then the reports got Gaga thinking about other artists with weight issues. “Adele is bigger than me,” she continued. “How come nobody says anything about it? She’s so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match.”
But when it comes to feeling comfortable and confident, the star revealed that nudity will always be soothing. “That is most me,” Gaga shared. “So I guess what I’m saying is when I’m wearing the bathtub. The bathtub outfit.”