I don’t think anyone with common sense would argue that Lady GaGa represents a new era in music and is putting out shit that no one has ever thought of or done before. After all, Madonna did the same and did it better back in the ’80s – GaGa is just an extension of that at best and a poor imitation at worst. Anyhow, Adam Levine from Maroon 5 apparently felt the need to call that out on Twitter with the following messages:
Ugh..recycling old art for a younger generation doesn't make you an artist. It makes you an art teacher.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 20, 2013
I unabashedly love writing and performing pop music for both myself AND everyone around me. That's It. It doesn't need any extra sauce.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 21, 2013
So Lady GaGa saw that (or more likely one of her Little Monsters alerted her to it) and came on with a sarcastic comment back:
uh oh guys the art police is here
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 21, 2013
female pop is a very strict party *drinks in the corner*
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 22, 2013
So then Adam Levine said the following:
Methinks thou dost protest too much…yikes!!!
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 24, 2013
by the way, im NOT an artist. i sing in a band and i make music with my friends.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 24, 2013
while we're at it we should call the grammar police.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 24, 2013
Okay, y’all both need to stop. Adam Levine needs to chill. This dude’s head is so far up his own ass sometimes that I’m surprised he hasn’t died of asphyxiation, and GaGa needs to stop responding to every single detractor because if she doesn’t, she’ll soon not have time to promote her album because she’ll be spending 24 hours a day trying to keep up with the haters.
September 24, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Lady Gaga, it’s like you actively seek to make people dislike you. Your latest attempt is to analyze your own song, Applause, through a series of tweets. Why? Who knows. But here are your 5 tweets in a row on your #8 iTunes hit. Ohhhh, I get what you’re doing now. You’re trying to get that song higher up on the charts. Oh, girl. From earliest to most recent:
‘Applause’ is a very meaningful song to me, because it addresses what many think of ‘celebrities’ today, that we ‘do it’ for the attention.
But some of us are ‘artists’ in this group called ‘celebrity,’ & what we create doesn’t live on unless theres an audience to remember it.
So I may need your attention at first, so I can sing you my song. But its the ‘Applause’ after that let me know if I’ve entertained you.
Entertainment makes people happy, I live for the ‘Applause,’ to know I’ve spread that. I live to hear you cheer, to just be a part of that.
I believe in show business. The ‘Applause’ is what breeds that thing that I love. When I know i’ve made you happy. When I know it was good.
And then, to really drive it on home, an hour later you tweeted,
APPLAUSE IS ON @1027KIISFM RIGHT NOW!!|
And then I guess you thought maybe you should bring yourself back down to the people with this tweet:
I AM DANCING IN MY ROOM I SOMETIMES STILL CANT BELIEVE IM A POPSTAR, everyday i pinch myself! *DANCING*
September 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Lady Gaga is being sued by her former assistant, Jennifer O’Neill. Ms. O’Neill claims Gaga owes her for unpaid work, about 7,168 hours which equals to $393,000, according to Radar. Some of O’Neill’s grievances, that Gaga insisted she sleep in bed with her and change her DVDs in the middle of the night, seemed ridiculous but other claims O’Neill cited as unfair sounded like typical personal assistant duties. However, according to The Daily Mail (so, brace yourselves), court documents were obtained of Gaga’s witness statement — and she sounds like a total pain in the ass to work for. She sounds outright delusional. Here’s what Gaga allegedly said about her former assistant and her duties (from The Daily Mail via Radar):
Yes, I woke her up in the middle of the night because I can’t get anyone to help me. I wouldn’t know how to call a doctor…if I am sick and need someone to arrange a doctor or put a cold compress on my head, I view that as work, sure.
We had the best time [in Paris]. Jennifer was there. She hung out all night with me and Terry Richardson and tons of socialites from Paris, and she had the time of her life. I am quite wonderful to everybody who works for me, and I am completely aghast to what a disgusting human being that you have become to sue me like this.
SHE thinks she’s just like the Queen of the Universe. And, you know what? She didn’t want to be a slave to one, because in my work and what I do, I’m the Queen of the Universe every day.
I hope hope hope Gaga didn’t say these things. If she did, this goes beyond Beyoncé divadom. This is just insane. You “wouldn’t know how to call a doctor”? You let your assistant go with you to a party with Terry Richardson and French socialites and you think that’s a perk? You think your assistant is the disgusting one? You couldn’t pay me to get within 3 feet of Terry Richardson. Or you could, at $1 million per foot. That’s my price for being near Terry Richardson. So, please. Please let none of this be true, because I am just starting to like Gaga again.
September 16, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Lady Gaga went on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live (you know, the show where Jillian Michaels is persona non grata) and said a lot of stuff that is sure to induce eye rolling, but she’s well aware of that possible side effect.
Two words for you: lady pond. Gaga likes to refer to being with women as “dipping into the lady pond.” Here’s more from the Lady’s lips, via Daily News:
I like girls. I’ve said that [before]. I know people think I just say things to be shocking, but I actually do like p—y. It just depends on whose p—y it is. It’s similar to how I feel about guys. I like them because I find lesbians to be way more daring than straight men, when it comes to coming on to you. And I really like that. And it wasn’t until I found a guy that could come onto me as strong as a lesbian that I fell in love.
“The guy” is Taylor Kinney, for those not aware. He’s on a show called Chicago Fire and they met on the set of her “You And I” music video.
Look, if someone says they’re bisexual, I’m not going to argue with them. That’s not my place.
She also took time to clear up the fake-ass feud Perez Hilton created between her and Christina Aguilera. Via E Online:
I’m a very big fan of Christina Aguilera. From the very beginning of when my career started, there was all this controversy about the two of us. I always felt that it was very unfair. All I know is that people were talking about Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga in the same sentence, and I was nobody! I just think it’s very unfair of anyone to pit another woman against another woman, especially in the space of music when we are all just trying to be taken seriously.Christina is an incredible vocalist and an incredible artist.
From me to her, I’m so sorry for anything that anyone ever said to her because of my existence. And I hope that she never felt any way about it, because when I was 15, I was singing ‘I Turn to You’ at the top of my lungs trying to hit all her notes. So she was an inspiration to me to have a wider vocal range, and I just think it’s all total nonsense the way that they do that.
I’m with her on that bolded part! Overall it was a good interview in that she was super, super
September 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Lady Gaga successfully got one super secret potentially damaging document suppressed in court, but she’s got another legal battle to take on. Her former personal assistant, Jennifer O’Neill, is taking Gaga to court on grounds of, “you were the worst boss ever and you still owe me money.” The legal jargon, from ABC News:
O’Neill worked for the singer for one to two months in early 2009 and for 13 months beginning in February 2010, and the judge said both sides agree she was expected to be available as needed throughout each hour of each day.
Gardephe ruled that O’Neill’s “on-call” time potentially qualifies for overtime compensation.
O’Neill said she was paid at a flat rate of about $50,000 annually when she was first hired and $75,000 annually the second time by the pop singer, who is estimated in a list published by Forbes magazine to have earned $80 million in the first six months of this year.
Okay, and now for the good stuff:
In his written decision, Gardephe noted that lawyers said Lady Gaga, listed in the litigation under her birth name — Stefani Germanotta — and O’Neill frequently slept in the same bed because O’Neill never had her own hotel room while on tour and was required to address Lady Gaga’s needs throughout the night.
O’Neill had testified in a deposition that if Lady Gaga was watching a DVD in the middle of the night and grew tired of it, she woke her up to take out and replace the DVD.
“Every day is a work day for her, so every day is a work day for the rest of us,” she said. “There is no, ‘We’re going to stay in, we’re going to sleep.’ There is no, ‘Let’s put on sweatpants and go out to the movies and be girlfriends.’ It doesn’t work like that,” O’Neill said.
In her deposition testimony, Lady Gaga had testified: “You don’t get a schedule. You don’t get a schedule that is like you punch in and you can play … at your desk for four hours and then you punch out at the end of the day. This is when I need you, you’re available.”
O’Neill had testified she was responsible for sometimes monitoring the singer’s email and telephone communications and for handling all her luggage — generally 20 bags — including clothing, accessories, makeup and toiletries.
She was also responsible for making sure that “special food” was available at every location and for making sure the singer arrived at performances on time and had ample time for hairstyling, makeup and voice warm-ups and that she appeared on stage on time, O’Neill said.
She said she assisted with costume changes during performances and was responsible afterwards for arranging ice packs, tea and a shower, along with dinner and an exit from the venue.
Aside from demanding for her to sleep in the same bed and be on DVD duty, this all sounds like standard personal assistant type stuff. Gaga’s line of, “when I need you, you’re available” is what all assistants should know going into any personal assistant job. Gaga’s no different than other celebrities in that respect. I guess the real issue here is that Ms. O’Neill thinks Ms. Gaga still owes her money.
I WONDER WHAT GAGA WILL WEAR TO COURT?I bet the hand-holding bra from the “Applause” video is her most responsible shirt.
September 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
If, by some form of crazy voodoo magic, you haven’t yet had enough of Lady GaGa‘s utter bullshit, prepare to reach your limit. While appearing on Good Morning America to perform ‘Applause’ on Monday morning, she decided to be ~avant garde~ again and re-enact… The Wizard of Oz. That’s right, ladies and gents – doesn’t get more underground than that. Or more obnoxious. Why ruin a classic?
GaGa opened with ‘Over the Rainbow’ before busting into ‘Applause’ and changing outfits during the course of the song to be Dorothy, Glinda The Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. What’s wrong with her? She even had background dancers dressed as the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion – AND she forced the audience to wear giant poppies on their heads. Kill me now.
Here’s what she had to say about the “gig”:
“I love being on stage and I love Good Morning America so much and I wanted fans to be a part of the performance because they don’t normally get to do that.”
“I think it really is an explanation for my entire career so far. It’s my way of saying that all the outfits and wigs… this is my way of simulating and surviving and my way of getting to Oz and having all my dreams come true.”
Go away. Forever.