No, your eyes do not deceive you, that is Lady Gaga and she’s actually wearing pants for once. True to her word that she was going to take herself down a notch, Lady Gaga strolled through Israel yesterday in a black jumpsuit and covered her head in a scarf. Gaga said prior to her trip that she expected an “emotional and spiritual experience” in the Holy Land and would show her respect by covering up. She performed in Tel Aviv last night, wrapping up her Fame Ball tour. [MTV. Photo: GettyImages]
She may have recently said that her heart was “broken” after splitting with boyfriend Speedy, but those close to Lady Gaga reckon she’s a tough cookie devoid of emotion. Gaga’s record producer Rob Fusari undoes all her hard work portraying herself as an emotional wreck with these quotes to The Sun.
“In terms of her break-up, that sort of stuff doesn’t faze her. She’s got a little bit of a Tin Man heart. I’m not trying to sound mean but she eats them up and spits them out. To her men are like candy – take the wrapper off, chew it up a few times,” he said.
Maybe we’re alone here, but the comparisons with early Madonna are just getting too obvious – Italian heritage, crazed ambition, innovative music and new fashion agendas notwithstanding, Gaga’s now reminding us of the Ms. Ciccone who sailed through a selection of hot men in the 80s and 90s. Now, we just need to prepare ourselves for Gaga’s religious awakening sometime in ten years, and wonder which pre-schooler will become her very own Jesus Luz in 20 years time. [Photo: WireImage]
You have to hand it to Lady Gaga for taking fashion risks and oftentimes coming out looking uniquely chic and fantastic, but this getup is wrong on so many levels. Lady Gaga emerged in Japan looking more dime store hooker than chart topping, VMA nominated diva, with purple pink hair, leopard panties over a black leotard, and thigh high black boots. Even Gaga cannot pull this one off. [Photos: Splash News Online]
The MTV Video Music Award nominations are in and pop starlets Beyonce and Lady Gaga lead the way with nine nominations each. “I’m excited and honored to be tied for most nominated for the VMAs,” Beyoncé said. “I’ve been blessed this year to have ‘Single Ladies’ become a video people really connected with and responded to. I’ve spent so much time watching all the great versions people created all around the world. It’s beautiful to feel you touch people and bring a song to life with a video.”
Lady Gaga attributed her success to “years of hustle in New York City” and stated, “We believe in the immensity and the promise of ‘showbiz’ and will continue to give it mouth-to-mouth, till its vomiting return. All you need is a camcorder, a flashlight and one truly great idea. Thank you, MTV, for being our video flagship, and for supporting this bunch of inspired kids, who love to get wasted and make art together.”
Britney Spears followed right behind Beyonce and Lady Gaga with seven nominations for her “Womanizer” and “Circus’ videos. Other nominations include:
Video of the Year: Beyoncé (“Single Ladies [Put a Ring on It]“), Lady Gaga (“Poker Face”) and Britney Spears (“Womanizer”) will compete with Eminem (“We Made You”) and Kanye West (“Love Lockdown”).
Best New Artist: Drake (“Best I Ever Had”), 3OH!3 (“Don’t Trust Me”), Kid Cudi (“Day ‘N’ Nite”) and Asher Roth (“I Love College”).
Best Male Video: Eminem (“We Made You”) against Ne-Yo (“Miss Independent”), Kanye West (“Love Lockdown”), T.I. and Rihanna (“Live Your Life”), and Jay-Z (“D.O.A. [Death of Auto-Tune]“).
Best Female Video: Lady Gaga (“Poker Face”), Beyoncé (“Single Ladies [Put a Ring on It]“), Katy Perry (“Hot N Cold”), Kelly Clarkson (“My Life Would Suck Without You”), Taylor Swift (“You Belong With Me”) and Pink (“So What”).
Be sure to tune in to the awards show, hosted by Russell Brand, September 13th at 9 pm E.T. on MTV. [Source: MTV.com, Photo: Getty Images]
Lady Gaga better watch out, because we have a feeling Miss Piggy is gonna kick her ass. The singer showed up to an interview in Germany dressed like Jim Henson‘s acid trip – in a coat (and tiny hat) made of Kermit the Frog heads. Of course, Gaga has a very good excuse for her ridiculous getup.
“My friends and I in New York…we believe in vanity,” she said. “I dress this way all the time because it inspires my life. I dress this way because my whole life is art and my whole life is performance.”
Just keep telling yourself that, Gaga. PETA may not hate your coat, but every American who grew up on The Muppet Show sure does. Watch the interview below the jump.
Even by Lady Gaga standards, we’ve been impressed by the crazy level in her outfits the last few days — first there was the Muppet skirt and now she’s slinking around London after her gig dressed as a mouse. Gaga dined out at hip Soho restaurant Balans in a woolly black dress (despite the hot weather), topped off with a pair of veiled ears. Yep, she’s still got it.
Despite her ever-wacky dress sense, beneath the costumes lies a pretty astute woman. Gaga spoke out about why she can’t stand the plethora of music contest shows, like Britain’s X-Factor. “I’ve not been asked [to appear], but I would never go on anyway. Music is not something you should judge others on. I have nothing to say about Simon Cowell,” she said. And then she goes and confuses everybody again by claiming she’s married to Kanye West. “I’m married to Kanye. I love and admire him so much. As I say, we’re married,” she said. Whatever you say, Gaga. We’re not going to argue with a woman with spiky ears. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Did we miss the memo where muppets were declared en vogue? While we’re unable to identify which muppet Lady Gaga specifically beheaded for her skirt, we know one thing for sure — it’s hideous. She rocked the Jim Henson look from head to toe at a charity concert in Manchester, UK, paying homage to Miss Piggy with her blonde ringlets and light pink lipstick. While lost in Muppetland, Gaga let her nipple loose, to the paparazzi’s delight. See pic below.
[Photo: Splash News Online]
Katy Perry sure knows how to keep a crowd happy. The star performed at Scotland’s annual T In The Park festival over the weekend, and wore a custom-made tartan mini-dress specially for the occasion. Cute! She also won over the crowd, saying, “I’ve seen many marriage proposals. But sorry, the answer is no. I can’t see your face, honey!”
Meanwhile Lily Allen seemed to have stopped off at the Lady Gaga dress-up stall on her way to the stage. Wearing a pair of granny undies in leopard print and some shiny tights, Lily was reportedly booed when she lit up a cigarette and proclaimed, “It’s my last gig for three days so I’m going to get p***ed tonight.”
Of course, our favorite fashion nutjob Gaga was also there, wearing a…hang on a minute, we’re sure we’ve seen this outfit somewhere before. She really must be broke. [Photos: Getty Images]
Maybe Beyonce could lend cash-strapped Lady Gaga a few notes? The superstar has topped a new list of the highest-earning stars under 30, earning an amazing $87 million in 2008 alone. Yes, that’s in just one year. Gah.
Bey’s earnings dwarfed those of number four on the list, Britney Spears, who raked in a frankly paltry $35 million, and 16-year-old Miley Cyrus, who really must make more effort, as she made only $25 million and came in seventh. See the full list here and try not to grind down your teeth in utter envy. [Photo: WireImage]
Style maverick Lady GaGa definitely doesn’t get her outlandish outfits from the high street — and it’s this addiction that has left her totally broke. According to the star, who’s had Number One successes around the globe, forking out on all those gimp masks and bubble dresses has wiped all her cash out.
“I’ve gone bankrupt about four times now. My manager wants to shoot me. Every dollar I earn goes on the show. Now we’re finally getting to a place where it’s not bankruptcy. Then again, with another tour coming up soon I’ll probably be homeless again,” she says.
Never mind, Gaga, when Topshop start copying, sorry, “being inspired by” your designs and 13-year-olds start wearing exploding bra outfits, you can rebel by wearing T-shirts and tracky pants. That ought to save a bit.