You’d think Lady Gaga would be feeling great these days. After all, she just got six Grammy nominations! She even got an Album Of The Year nod for her Fame Monster EP—most people have to make a whole album to get one. So why did she look so glum at a Chanel boutique in Milan earlier today? Maybe she’s mourning her “dead” Twitter (celebs may have overestimated how much fans would miss their social networking), or just pissed that “Bad Romance” won’t get a shot at Song or Record Of The Year. But hey, if you’re going to mope in public, at least mope in a studded goth-gimp outfit and veil! See more photos of Gaga’s get-up in the gallery below.
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It’s that time of the year already! The 53rd annual Grammy nominations (for 2011) were announced last night and it’s safe to say that Eminem made a clean sweep popping up in 10 categories. Love the Way you Lie is up for Song and Record of the Tear while Recovery has received nominations for Album and Rap Album of the Year. Just for a quick memory jog, remember who was a big winner at last year’s Grammys? Beyonce!
Other big nominees this year include Bruno Mars with seven nominations, and Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum with six each. John Legend and B.o.B follow closely with five. Katy Perry, who’s performing for VH1 Divas Salute the Troops (Sunday, Dec. 5, at 9/8c), scored four nominations, including one for Album of the Year for Teenage Dream.
What’s your take on the nominees this year? Did anyone get left out? How many categories will Eminem win? Will Cee Lo get Song of the Year for the genius F— You? Will Gaga’s Fame Monster kick out the other monster albums? Will Justin Bieber get Best New Artist (we love Biebs, but our vote goes to Florence and the Machine).
Check out the complete list of nominees after the jump. (Photo: Getty Images)
As if Leslie Nielsen’s passing wasn’t sad enough, today we also mourn the digital deaths of Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and a host of other celebs. These A-listers are quitting Twitter and Facebook to raise money and awareness for the Keep A Child Alive charity, which fights AIDS all over the globe. The stars plan to boycott the social networking sites starting on World AIDS day (December 1st), and vow to stay offline until $1 million has been raised for the organization.
This “digital life sacrifice” is the brainchild of none other than Alicia Keys, who serves as the global ambassador for Keep A Child Alive. The first posters for their provocative (and morbid) ad campaign have hit the streets, featuring Kim Kardashian lounging in a coffin. Other artists, including Usher, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Hudson and Elijah Wood, have filmed their “last tweet and testament” for promotional clips. Get your favorite celebs back sooner by donating!
[Photo: Keep A Child Alive.org ]
As you are perusing the Internet this morning, you are no doubt as hungover as we are from a combination of turkey coma, red wine and whatever the hell that dessert was that Aunt Bertha whipped up for Thanksgiving. And although yesterday was technically the day that we were supposed to give thanks for all that’s good in our world, we here at TheFABLife figured we’d give you something else to give thanks for this holiday weekend. Specifically, the fact that you’re NOT on our list of the Top 50 Worst Fashion Moments of 2010. That is, unless your name just so happens to be Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Ke$ha, Blake Lively, or one of the many other unfortunate souls who were included in this countdown. In which case, better luck next year!
The day before Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to return to your hometown, meet up with your old friends at a local bar, and talk about that time in high school you could have totally made out with this one girl—but you didn’t. So in honor of the day, we bring you a tale of the weirdest pair of drinking buddies in history: Lady Gaga recently got Anderson Cooper drunk on the job at a British pub.
The CNN newscaster was interviewing the pop legend for a segment which will air on 60 Minutes later this week.Ã‚Â “We actually ended up that day in a pub in London drinking Jameson, which I don’t really drink,” Anderson told The Insider. “So, she got me to drink like two of them, and by the end I was ready to have the interview be over because I really sort of couldn’t ask anymore questions.” Really Anderson? Just two? We bet evenÃ‚Â Andy Rooney can beat that! But there is nothing we wouldn’t give to go out drinking with Anderson Cooper. What kind of stories would come out? The terrors of being embedded in Iraq? The horrors of a post-Katrina New Orleans? The nightmare of having two last names and no first name?
Lady Gaga doesn’t want you to know she was once just a normal, average girl. She wants you to forget she was born of a human mother and father and once had plain brown hair and wore sweatpants and ate Kraft Mac and Cheese. In fact, Gaga is so obsessed with perpetuating her mystical, monster-y image that she has asked all her friends and family to stop releasing photos of her from when she was just Stefani Germanotta.
A source says Gaga is protective of her image, andÃ‚Â that “She hates things from her past being made public. She’s contacted exes, childhood friends and workmates to buy the copyright to any old pictures and footage to make sure that nothing else surfaces.” Unfortunately for Gaga, what she may not realize is thatÃ‚Â the crazier she looks now, the MORE she drives up our desire to see photos of her back in the olden days when she dressed in Gap jeans like the rest of us. Call it Inverse Correlation Of The Meat Dress…or something. All we know is that we love a good before and after.
No, that’s not a deleted verse from “Bad Romance.” Lady Gaga swung by her old friend Tricia Donegan’s Bikram Yoga Studio in New York City for some spiritual nourishment. Oh, and lots and lots of sweating. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Bikram Yoga is practiced in a room heated to more than 100 degrees! That explains their outfits, skimpy even by Gaga-standards.
Gaga reportedly used to attended Tricia’s classes while a student at NYU, and left her old instructor a note of thanks after her latest visit. “Tricia, Thank you so much for today,” wrote Momma Monster to Momma Yogini, “Lately I’ve been kicking ass in yoga, but I’m excited to embark on an even deeper journey with you. You are such an inspiration. I will be back soon. W more hydration + sleep. Yoga heals me + so do you. Love, Lady Gaga.”
We have to say, we’re impressed with Gaga’s yoga discipline! Bikram Yoga is a particularly intense form of the exercise, with some stricter classes forbidding movement to get a drink of water, or even just to wipe away sweat. But then again, if she can survive those Alexander McQueen heals, she can survive anything.
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Lady Gaga’s little monsters now have a pretty sizable trump card to pull. Because being a fan of the singer means also being an advocate of all her Gagaisms, right? Ã‚Â While they’re of the “whatever Gaga touches becomes art” side of the debate, the opposition hollers “Nay”! Because there’s a whole section of the planet that doesn’t care much for Gaga’s *ahem*…style? Unfortunately for them, they’re going to find something else to diss because Gaga is now becoming art for real.
Normal celebrities get one statute at Madame Tussauds, and are happy, right? Read this and weep, normal-everyday-star:Ã‚Â Gaga’s getting eight wax figures at Madame Tussauds across the globe. So as Bart Simpson would say …eat my shorts.
The pieces are going to be unveiled on December 9, and each of the museums will have a Gaga of their very own to show off. In terms of what they’ll be wearing, they’ve obviously had plenty to choose from. While the final eight are pretty cool, we’re not totally feeling they did Gaga justice. Hello, meat dress? Hello, hair bow? Hello, crazy face masks? Those didn’t make the cut! But here’s the list of which outfits did.
- Lady in Lace worn at the Brit Awards 2010.Ã‚Â Alex Noble lace body stocking, Philip Tracey face mask, Marie Antoinette hairstyle.
- Telephone worn at Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 2010.Ã‚Â Phillip Tracey telephone hat, black Armani coat, flared pants, crazy heels
- Harlequin worn at a press conference in Seoul. Black Marjan Pejoski body suit, oversized black neck cuff, straight platinum hair.
- Kinky Boots worn in London, 2009. Cut-away, black shortÃ‚Â Bruno Pieters leather body suit, black lace bra, “disc” hat, Ã‚Â thigh high black boots.
- Mini Mouse worn atÃ‚Â BBC Radio 1 studios in London. One-shoulder black latex body suit, long straight hair , “Mini MouseÃ¢â‚¬Â hair buns.
- Hair Hat (as pictured above), worn at theÃ‚Â Consumer Electronics Show. Blonde hair hat, black, transparent, net dress.
- Wired Ã¢â‚¬Å“wingÃ¢â‚¬Â dress with lightning “eye” worn atÃ‚Â Wetten Dass..? in Germany. Short, black,straplessÃ‚Â Orschel-Read dress, wired, thigh high patent boots.
- Big Hair worn outside theÃ‚Â Phoenix Hotel in Denmark. HugeÃ‚Â purple hair piece over long platinum hair, nude Maison Martin Margiela bodysuit, white blazer, massive platforms.
See what we mean? These are cool looks but definitely not any of the way-out-there stuff that Gaga’s pulled off!
Lady Gaga just got promoted. Momma Monster has been crowned the “Queen of the YouTube Generation” by becoming the first person whose channel has broken one billion views. May her reign over keyboard playing cats, adorable finger-biting children and assorted student films be a long and happy one.
“We reached 1 Billion views on youtube little monsters!” the new Queen GagaÃ‚Â tweeted this morning. “If we can stick together we can do anything. I dub you all kings and queens of youtube! Unite!”
The singer’s video for “Bad Romance” was YouTube’s highest viewed video with over 250 million earlier this year. However this July she was knocked off the top spot by Justin BieberÃ‚Â and his video for “Baby”, which is still holding steady at number one with more than 344 million views. The Biebs is currently is the Prince of YouTube with a total of nearly 966 million views. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bieber could steal Gaga’s crown again as early as November 1st. To which we say: lame. Long live the Queen!
Do you hear that? It’s our sigh of relief! Less than a year ago, Lady Gaga was having a difficult time keeping her uber skinny and slightly scary thin body conscious on stage. We worried for months that her insanely busy schedule was running our momma monster down and wished she would take the time out to care for her body. We hoped that she’d take a bite or two out of the meat she was busy draping on herself and give her pop star body the protein fuel it desperately needed.
Thankfully she heard our cries of worry! Lady Gaga flaunted a much healthier and more curvaceous physique over the weekend on stage in Norway. She rocked a fuller frame that included plenty of sexy cleavage. Three cheers for real Gaga meat! [Photo: Getty Images, Left: October 2010 Right: May 2010]