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We don’t know about you, but we were so caught up in the excitement of Monday’s inaugural balls (and, of course, that inaugural gown) that we forgot that last night held even more excitement in the capital. President Obama honored thousands of White House and campaign staffers at one final celebration Tuesday night, and enlisted what he called a “couple of people who are pretty good musicians — Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.”
Two months after Weird Al Yankovic revealed that Lady Gaga (and her camp) had refused to approve his well-intentioned parody of “Born This Way”, the curly haired crooner went ahead and released the video anyway.
Just like us after a particularly rowdy weekend, Lady Gaga has taken to Facebook to explain the decision making process behind one of her newest tunes, Fashion Of His Love. The Mother Monster dedicated the song to her relationship with the late designer Alexander McQueen.
When Lady Gaga appeared on The View today, she wore a dress made of hair and a pair of stilt-like shoes that required the popstar to have two big dudes help her walk over to Barbara Walters and crew.
We have to give Lady Gaga all sorts of props for her appearance on Saturday Night Live last night. The pop superstar is nothing if not fearless. This is why she was down with emerging from an egg (kind of like at the VMAs, but this one was covered in caviar — fancy!), donning a black latex pregnancy belly, and then giving birth in stirrups (!) on stage. Of course, this was all while performing “Born This Way”.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Lady Gaga is having quite a week. She’s edited Metro, released a teaser for a documentary with Jean Paul Gaultier, and hosted a (successful!) sale on Gilt. She’s also the subject of an MTV special, and is tonight’s Saturday Night Live musical guest!
The visual language of Lady Gaga‘s upcoming album Born This Way has been established since she released the record’s first single of the same name — it’s all about black and white photography, weird facial protrusions, and a bit of biker chic. The album drops May 23, but today Gaga tweeted the album art, and it’s certainly in keeping with her current aesthetic.
Lady Gaga is considerably powerful, as pop artists go, but does she have the power to change the policy guidelines at a hugely influential national retailer?
Lady Gaga‘s highly anticipated new single “Born This Way” dropped today and here’s a listen. Our first thoughts: catchy, intense, eerily reminiscent of Madonna (“Express Yourself”, anyone?), mildly reminiscent of Prince, slightly less catchy than “Bad Romance” but no less danceable. Now it’s your turn!
If Lady Gaga‘s assemblage of musical and artistic references seems like they’re a tad random at times, her profile in the March issue of Vogue magazine confirms that they’re anything but. Gaga’s image is controlled and even studied — and when it comes to fashion, her look is as raw and as hand-crafted as her music. And how? She pays for her clothes (yes, even the meat dress) herself.