After Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro called Lady Gaga a “slut” for smoking marijuana (legally! In Amsterdam!) in public, another NYC politician came to her defense. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringercalled the New York native “a social justice activist and a real leader for marriage equality in this country” on Wednesday. And yesterday Gaga thanked him for his support.
Meanwhile, we’re wondering who is going to come to the defense of Gaga’s parents’ Joanne Trattoria, which was recently panned by the New York Daily News‘ restaurant critic, who said that “most of my colleagues have portrayed Joanne as the worst thing since herpes.”
Summer 2012 may now officially be over (RIP), but twitter is still just has hot as ever thanks to these lovely ladies! Sexy social media savvy stars like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga and so many more can’t get enough of showing off their hot bods to their adoring followers, and treated us to some sizzling pix this month. Adrianne Curry actually raised money for charity by offering to post scandalous pix, while Kim K just does it because…that’s what she does. Riri and Gaga debuted their new tattoos and Amber Rose debuted her baby bump. Folks like Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum and Maria Menounos tweeted direct from the red carpet, but Courtney Stodden seemed to tweet mostly from her own bathroom! Sometimes the flashes were totally unintentional. Just ask The Newsroom’sAlison Pill, who “accidentally” sent a topless photo to her fans. At least she handled it like a champ! Fellow TV star Sofia Vergara also sent out a hot oops photo, revealing the extent of her wardrobe malfunction. It’s all there to see in the gallery below!
In case you needed to bring in a blog post to discuss with your Intro to Gender Studies class, feel free to print out this one! “I would call her a slut,” Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro said of Lady Gaga when unveiling a new anti-drug initiative yesterday. “This slut is influencing many, many children.” Um…we don’t think that word means what you think it means, James. We don’t want people encouraging kids to smoke pot either, but everyone in the world knows that word doesn’t mean what you think it means. Mr. Molinaro certainly isn’t the only one to get worked up over footage of Gaga smoking a joint on stage in Amsterdam, but he might be the most confusing. “To me, she’s not an actress, she’s a slut,” Molinaro concluded. “[I]n the pure meaning of the word.” So we’re assuming by “pure,” he also means “slut,” right? Slut can stand in for pretty much every word now, right? That’s how language works?
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga is also taking heat for…we don’t even know…putting on some pounds? Because everything is the worst? Our eyes could not have rolled further back into our skulls after watching the Interwebs flip out about photos of Gags looking heavier than usual. So what was Gaga’s response to critics calling out her weight gain? Just get more vulnerable! “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15,” she wrote today on LittleMonsters.com while posting photos of herself dressed down and wearing undies. We love that the Lady would pose without her giant heels or cat eye make-up, but feel horrible that this is even a thing she has to deal with. Let’s all go raise our children in the woods where the Internet can’t reach them. Who’s with us?!? Oh, and don’t let James Molinaro see these photos. We’re pretty sure we know what he would have to say about them…
We assumed that everyone loved curves, but apparently, there are some folks out there in Internet Land who aren’t feeling Lady Gaga’s voluptuous look these days. What the hell, you guys? Photos of Mother Monster showing off her fuller figure during an Amsterdam concert made the rounds last week, prompting some to make unkind comments about her physique. The singer admitted in an interview with Elvis Duran that she has gained 25 pounds, and she gives approximately zero F’s about it. “My father opened a restaurant,” she says. “It’s so amazing, it’s so freaking delicious, but I’m telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there,” she said. “I’m dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds. … I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second.”
Gaga has been seen out and about in Paris this weekend flaunting her hourglass curves in a tight leopard-skin outfit, and also an extremely puffy blue and white number that sort of reminded us of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. In the best way! Is this her fashion middle finger to the body haters? Could be! But she also issued a more direct response to her critics on Twitter this weekend. “My fans who love me no matter what, and know the meaning of real beauty & compassion,” she wrote on Saturday. She also shared the classic Marilyn Monroe quote, “To all the girls that think you’re ugly because you’re not a size 0, you’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly.”
Some people on the Interweb are getting their monocles in a twist over the fact that Lady Gaga may have smoked a little pot on stage in Amsterdam last week. To which we say: where have you been for the past three to four years? Sex, blood, violence, butts, more butts: if it offends someone’s grandma, chances are Gaga has done it, in public, recently. We know it’s not exactly fair to compare actual drug use to simulated violence/sexing (or butts), but is it anymore eye brow-raising than…
This post is going up a little later than planned because we basically spent the past hour staring at the photo on the left. Our photo agency Splash News says that it is Lady Gaga performing in Amsterdam last night. And indeed, it is with a batch of other photos from the show. But even though Mother Monster does seem to have added a tiny bit of meat to her bones (insert meat dress pun), we don’t think this photo looks like her AT ALL. Especially when we see the photo on the right, which was taken this morning and does not show her to have a massive double chin. So, maybe you guys can help us decide. Is this just a terribly unflattering photo of Gaga? Or is it a body double she had onstage? We haven’t seen her on her latest tour, so maybe that’s part of her act? Not that we care if she gains weight — girlfriend has been touring nonstop for three years and she deserves to fuel her body.
We are less concerned about the NSFW video posted below, in which Gaga accepts and lights up a joint from among the many gifts thrown to her onstage during the show. She’s of age and it’s perfectly legal in the Netherlands. Some of you disagree and say she’s setting a bad example for the kids back at home. Well, it’s not like she’s lighting up on the Disney Channel. Parents, get your kids away from Youtube if they are susceptible to such examples — ’cause they’re bound to find way worse things than someone taking a little toke. Read more…
So, Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga really, really don’t have any beef among them. Isn’t that a story we’ve been hearing forever now? It all started when Christina released the video to her song Keeps Gettin’ Better, in 2010, and the comparisons to Gaga began. It became so rife that celebrity sides were being drawn. Akon even told VIBE, “I miss the old Christina Aguilera. I like the old one better than the new one. Honestly, Gaga and Christina could probably get together and do something that’s amazing. But that’s impossible if they are both trying to do the same exact thing musically … I just think [Aguilera] just needs to believe in herself more. I think sometimes she gets insecure because of all of the success Gaga has had not realizing that she was already successful before Gaga came out.”
Ouch, right? So obviously, out of all this, news that Christina wasn’t exactly Mother Monster’s biggest fan emerged. Something Xtina denied, of course. Christina said there was no feud between them, and even posted a letter on her website about. Read the post about it here. A section of it stated, “I have absolutely nothing against Lady Gaga or any other female artist in this business. I think she is great, and I appreciate any woman fearless enough to go against the norm …” But now, in a case which could turn into deja vu, Christina just released her new singleYour Body. And while no comparisons to Gaga gave arisen just yet, guess who just tweeted her. You got it … Lady Gaga.
That sounds like a compliment on first read. But look closer. Is it really? “Seems the old Christina I loved …” Isn’t the “old Christina” supposed to be the Christina who was trying to be Lady Gaga? We don’t know. It could be innocent. Or it could be Gaga’s wicked sense of humor coming into play!
It’s that time of the year again. The leaves are going to start turning soon. Wardrobes are too, to accommodate the changing seasonal trends. It’s a tricky path though, because there’s so much information out there. What we’ve done is gleaned the top 10 trends out of all the tomes of “what to wear” out there and put them on the list. More than anything, these are the 10 trends that our fashion-forward celebrities have been wearing out and about, on magazine covers, in campaigns and for various events and premieres.
2. Oversized Coats:Another massive trend this season, be certain that your coat is big enough so it looks voluminous and chic, but not big enough so that you look lost in. Make sure you’re wearing it, and it’s not wearing you. Ashley Olsen got it right on the subscriber cover of Elle UK!
3. Monochrome: This fall trend can be worn in many avatars. Celebrities like Rihanna, Chloe Sevigny and Victoria Beckham have channeled monochrome into different looks — funky, mod and classic. So can you.
4. Modern Country/ Americana: Taylor Swift‘s Vogue cover got this trend spot on. Oversized hats, chunky knits, tweeds have been revived into modern silhouettes. It’s the new nostalgia. Think lots of Rodarte!
Sigh, how do we even explain this one? Okay, here it goes, right from the top. Lady Gaga shaved half her hair off, day before yesterday in memoriam of Terry Richardson‘s mother. But she couldn’t exactly show up like that at the launch of her new perfume — “Fame” — right? Remember “Fame” with it’s super NSFW campaign shot by Steven Klein? Yes, it’s the same one you’re thinking of. The one which involves ingredients like tears of belladonna, black veil of incense and spooky bugs and which Gaga said would “smell like blood and semen.” So Mother Monster got her hair did and pulled on a very medieval looking auburn colored wig, with a gold leaf crown and drove around New York City in an open-top vintage Rolls Royce. And those are the photographs you see above. The dress is by Prabal Gurung, FYI. She was en route to the fragrance launch party at the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue. That’s how she arrived at the part. But this is how she exited with Steven Klein, wearing … that. What you see below — the floral, pointy hood thing which obscures her face. Why? Don’t ask us. Seriously. We have no idea why.
Gaga also spoke to Access Hollywoodearlier in the day, to talk about the perfume, and said, “I wanted it to be very sexy. And, I also wanted it to be a little bit slutty…. I wanted it to have that sort of danger of a really beautiful stripper. It’s a fragrance for a woman that wants to be taken to bed, certainly.” Guaranteed sales with that quote! But back to the party! It was attended by the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Charlotte Ronson, Marc Jacobs, Paris Hilton, Jessica Stam and Alexandra Richards and everyone dressed up super costume-y as it was a masquerade ball. Just to make the whole thing even more memorable, the singer also lay down in an oversized glass bottle built like the fragrance container, took off her clothes and hair till she was just in her lingerie, and got a tattoo — a cherub — on her neck in front of everyone. Before that, she was in the bottle for her “performance art” piece — “Sleeping with Gaga.” We’re not kidding. She arrived around 6.30 in the evening, which was way early, to prepare herself. And by the time guests got in, there she was, curled up, looking like she was asleep. Partygoeres could stick their fingers in a hole made in the installation so they could touch “Sleeping Gaga.” This happened, guys. It really did.
It’s grillz gone wild these days in Hollywood! We thought it was over back in ’06, but lately the teeth bling thing has been making a comeback in a huge way. We blame Ryan Lochte, who famously accepted his Olympic medals wearing an American flag-inspired grill on the stand. Just last night Rihanna stepped out to dinner wearing some metallic vampire fangs and crazy purple lipstick. Sure we’re used to seeing some extra gleam in Flavor Flav and Lil Wayne’s smiles, but that’s not all. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and even Jessica Simpson have experimented with the bold look over the years. Yes, grills aren’t just for badasses and Bond villains anymore, but they’ll still probably give you trouble at a medal detector. We wish they’d been in the 90s, because it would have totally made our braces years a lot more bearable! Oh well. Head on down to the gallery below to see 20 stars who’ve been rocking the gold in their teeth!