Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lady Gaga's "Applause" Nabs Number Two Spot on Billboard 200

Lady Gaga's "Applause" Nabs Number Two Spot on Billboard 200:

From the neck down, Lady Gaga was chic, glamorous, and all in black as she greeted fans outside the famed Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood Thursday (August 15). Her face, however, was covered in colorful clown-like make up.

Making a series of similarly colorful and theatrical appearances on the streets of Los Angeles, the 27-year-old songstress is promoting her new single, “Applause” from her upcoming album, ARTPOP.

The pubic PR campaign runs contrary to the reverse psychology marketing video she recently released, in which the "Born this Way" singer proclaims, “If you don’t like pop music, you should turn this off.” Further, the video goes on to urge Gaga’s fans, “DO NOT buy her new single 'Applause' on iTunes. Give her no A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E. DON'T dance to the song at all."

Regardless, thousands of fans are scooping up “Applause.” It’s currently number two on the iTunes Singles Chart, just behind Katy Perry's new release, Roar. The album ARTPOP comes out on November 11th.
















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Friday, August 15, 2014

Lady Gaga for Versace Spring 2014 Campaign

Lady Gaga for Versace Spring 2014 Campaign:





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Saturday, August 2, 2014

PHOTO GALLERY : Lady Gaga for Glamour December 2013

Lady Gaga for Glamour December 2013:









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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lady Gaga by Terry Richardson, December 2013

Lady Gaga by Terry Richardson, December 2013:

















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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lady Gaga by Jeff Koons, 2013

Lady Gaga by Jeff Koons, 2013:











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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lady Gaga Claims Pic Of Metallica Crowd Is Her Own Audience

Lady Gaga Claims Pic Of Metallica Crowd Is Her Own Audience:


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Lady Gaga posted a photo of the mammoth crowd in attendance during her performance at Festival D’été in Quebec to Instagram over the weekend, describing the night as “magical.” The only problem was that the “magical” night depicted in the photo actually belonged to Metallica.

Though Gaga’s performance at the Canadian festival drew a very respectable 90,000 people, this was 40,000 less than the 130,000 attendees that showed up for Metallica’s appearance at the same event three years earlier, i.e. the event that was depicted in the photo she shared to her Instagram.

“Those little dots are fans, and that’s our stage and lights beaming from the center,” wrote the reigning queen of pop or whoever it is that manages her social media account. “Unreal 90,000 ppl showed up! What a magical night,” she added, before hash-tagging with #artraveQuebec.

After various blogs and an irate Metallica fan or two pointed out Gaga’s mistake, the singer quickly took to Twitter to correct the error and post actual photos from her own appearance. Gaga insisted she “was not trying to fool anyone” and then used the opportunity to take a jab at Madonna.

“Maybe the Madonna fans on your site can use a microscope to count the fans,” Gaga tweeted in response to celebrity gossip site Oh No They Didn’t. Apparently the bad blood still flows since Madge criticised Gaga for the similarities between her hit Express Yourself and Gaga’s Born This Way.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gaga’s Leaked R.Kelly, Terry Richardson Video “An Ad For Rape”

Gaga’s Leaked R.Kelly, Terry Richardson Video “An Ad For Rape”:



Gaga’s Leaked R.Kelly, Terry Richardson Video “An Ad For Rape”
Gaga’s Leaked R.Kelly, Terry Richardson Video “An Ad For Rape”
Lady Gaga‘s unreleased music video for Do What U Want was partially leaked earlier today, and industry sources are now claiming that the clip was held back from release due to the tarnished public image of the video’s director, Terry Richardson, as well as Gaga’s collaborator on the track, R. Kelly.

Late last year, Gaga told fans on the Little Monsters forum that the video for Do What U Want was scrapped because of time constraints and people whom she believed had “betrayed” her. But now, sources have come forward claiming that the clip was not released publicly because of sex scandals surrounding Richardson and Kelly.

The racy NSFW video (below), which has now been partially leaked by TMZ, depicts Gaga playing patient and Kelly playing doctor. In a portion of the clip, Gaga reportedly riffs on the real-life hip injury she sustained last year.

Gaga asks Kelly, “Will I ever be able to walk again?” The singer replies, “Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body.” According to Page Six, Kelly then tells Gaga, “I’m putting you under, and when you wake up, you’re going to be pregnant.” Richardson can also be seen in the clip.

Page Six was informed that the video was shot in September 2013 for a December release, but was scrapped after weeks of delays.

Controversial photographer Terry Richardson, who was also behind Miley CyrusWrecking Ball video, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of his models over the last few years. An online petition asking companies to boycott Richardson gathered steam on Change.org last year. Richardson has denied the allegations as recently as this week in a New York magazine cover story.

R. Kelly faced backlash in December last year over an interview with Village Voice in which writer Jim DeRogatis recalled the sexual assault suits filed against Kelly in the 1990s. There were “dozens of girls — not one, not two, dozens — with harrowing lawsuits,” DeRogatis said. Kelly was once tried for child pornography, but was acquitted on all charges.

Page Six‘s industry source has posited that, “Gaga had a video directed by an alleged sexual predator, starring another sexual predator. With the theme, ‘I’m going to do whatever I want with your body’? It was literally an ad for rape.”

A source has told Rolling Stone that there is no connection between Richardson’s sexual misconduct allegations and the video being scrapped. The source referred to Gaga’s original claims of mismanagement and timing issues as the real reason.

Lady Gaga, Terry Richardson and R. Kelly are yet to comment publicly.

Gaga has never been one to shy away from controversy in the name of art. Earlier this year she caused a stir by getting puked on at SXSW, leading to a petition which sought to stop her “glamourising bulimia”. She’s also undertaken her fair share of Marina Abramovic-inspired pieces.

Watch: Lady Gaga – Do What U Want Leaked Excerpts (NSFW)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lady Gaga Hits The Streets In A Bra, Without Her Wig (NSFW)

Lady Gaga Hits The Streets In A Bra, Without Her Wig (NSFW): Lady Gaga sure has a knack for making her underwear her outerwear.



Gaga headed out in a sheer bra and jumpsuit on June 12 in New York City. The "Applause" singer wore an enormous diamond necklace with matching earrings and bracelets to top off the ensemble. On her arm, she carried a structured purse and her beloved French bulldog pup, Asia.



The 28-year-old has been donning a dark curly wig lately, but on Thursday she decided to wear her own jet-black hair in a topknot.



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Friday, June 13, 2014

Lady Gaga’s Russian Tour Promoter Cops Fine For ‘Gay Propaganda’

Lady Gaga’s Russian Tour Promoter Cops Fine For ‘Gay Propaganda’:



Lady Gaga’s Russian Tour Promoter Cops Fine For ‘Gay Propaganda’


A St. Petersburg court has fined the promotions team behind Lady Gaga‘s local show last year for spreading “propaganda of alcohol consumption and homosexuality,” in violation of a law that prohibits exposing children to “harmful information,” after a local resident filed a complaint.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, St. Petersburg’s court #122 responded to Nadezhda Petrova’s complaint, who claimed her 13-year-old daughter was exposed to “an imitation of sexual intercourse between women and advocacy of alcohol consumption,” during the show.

Judge Olga Rositskaya ruled that promoter Planeta Plus had violated a Russian administrative clause that enforces “protection of children from information that could harm their health and/or development,” issuing a fine for 20,000 rubles (approx. $650).

Though a small fine, Rositskaya’s ruling allows the complainant to sue the promoter in criminal court, with the potential to demand millions of rubles in compensation for “psychic trauma” suffered by Petrova’s daughter at the Gaga show last December, which she attended with her mother.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Labor Union of Russian Citizens, a smalltime conservative organisation is believed to have spearheaded the complaint, with Russian online newspaper Gazeta.ru quoting one of their spokespeople as saying Petrova is considering further legal action.

Meanwhile, Planeta Plus is reportedly planning to appeal the court’s decision, saying “We don’t agree with this verdict because no one listened to us. Because of these laws against gay propaganda adopted here, because of these cheap publicity tricks, all viewers suffer.”

Many artists have so far come out against Russia’s “anti-gay propaganda” laws, including Cher and Peter Gabriel. St. Petersburg enacted similar legislation before it became federal law, with the legislation used in an attempt to sue pop-star Madonna.

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

Lady Gaga Australian Tour Dates Announced

Lady Gaga Australian Tour Dates Announced:



Lady Gaga Australian Tour Dates Announced


The one and only Lady Gaga is heading back to Australia this August, with the international pop juggernaut dropping dates for artRAVE, The ARTPOP Ball, in support of her third studio album ARTPOP.

Gaga, or Stefani Germanotta to her mama, puts on a show that’s not to be missed, having sold over 4 million tickets to her previous tours. The Aussie leg of The ARTPOP Ball follows on from a run of shows in both Europe and North America, before kicking off in Perth on Wednesday, 20th August, before hitting Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

Tickets are available for both Little Monsters members and American Express Cardmembers from Friday, 21st February through to Sunday, 23rd February. A Live Nation presale will also run from 2:00pm – 6:00pm AEDT on Monday, 24th February, while general public ticket sales will start from Tuesday, 25th February through Ticketek.

Lady Gaga’s artRAVE, The ARTPOP Ball

Wednesday, 20th August

Perth Arena, Perth

Tix: Ticketek

Saturday, 23rd August

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Tix: Ticketek

Tuesday, 26th August

Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Tix: Ticketek

Saturday, 30th August

Allphones Arena, Sydney

Tix: Ticketek