If Lady Gaga lives for the applause, then someone get her to an emergency room, STAT. “Applause” her latest single off of the upcoming ARTPOP, is flopping harder than a fish out of water and I don’t think her twitter fight with Perez Hilton is going to help. But will the video? Perhaps. Before the (non lyric) video hit, “Applause” dropped from an already dismal #4, to #6, to #freaking8, but as of this afternoon, she’s at #5.
The music video for “Applause” premiered this morning on Good Morning America and the big beautiful internet. At this point, I think so many people are going to automatically hate anything Gaga does, and I understand why they might. She’s been kind of insufferable lately. But guys, I don’t hate this video. There’s a lot going on and I wish she would refrain from throwing every single idea she has into one video, but I like the visuals, there’s no long intro, and she looks great.
What do you think of the video? More stills below.
August 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
I know, I know – I can’t think of two shittier people to be battling it out in a public forum (Twitter, natch) myself, but Lady GaGa and Perez Hilton are who we get. Formerly BFFs – after all, Perez did pretty much MAKE GaGa’s career in the beginning – and now enemies, they took their drama to the Internet this past week, with shit culminating last night in what is the most ridiculous fight ever.
Here’s the deal: something (God knows what) made GaGa lash out at Perez on Twitter last week, where she revealed that while she was in her golden wheelchair recovering from hip surgery, I guess Perez texted her a picture of herself with Madonna pointing a gun at her Photoshopped in and the word “karma” across it. LOL! I mean, yeah, that’s pretty mean if it happened, but it’s also kind of hilarious. I’m not sure if that ever happened, but that started the Little Monsters off (not that it takes much) and it’s just gone from there.
Things seem to have settled down again until yesterday, when a “concerned fan” alerted GaGa to the fact that Perez was in her NYC apartment building… doing nothing. GaGa went bonkers – despite the fact that she was safely ensconced in LA – and begged the fan to take a picture before calling security and having Perez removed (or so she claimed). She then lashed out at Perez on Twitter again, accusing him of stalking her, and this set the Little Monsters into overdrive, with MANY of them (seriously, many – Perez retweeted a lot of this) threatening to kill him and, more disgustingly, his young son for daring to cross Mother Monster.
Lots of the tweets have been deleted, but I screencapped them on my iPad last night because I figured that was going to happen, so here’s some of GaGa and Perez’s shit:
Alright, let me just say this: Perez is a terrible human being who has made a “career” by being a leech to actual famous people and also by bullying and talking shit about celebrities, knowing his influence and going way too far with it. Being tongue-in-cheek and saying you don’t like stuff is one thing (I do it all the time here), but this asshole has gone way too far, way too many times, attacking people who were meant to be his “friends” for the sake of page views. Basically: fuuuuuuuuuuck this dude. That being said, death threats, especially against his kid, who has nothing to do with any of this bullshit, are awful and ridiculous, and he rightfully pointed out the fact that GaGa purports to be all anti-bullying but does nothing to discourage this kind of behaviour from her fans, who are just as psychotic as she is.
As for GaGa, homegirl needs to get off the drugs and maybe get some serious counseling because she has some definite personality and mood disorders. She’s off the wall, man. The Little Monsters will probably come after me for that, but whatever. Whatever happened to “stop the drama, start the music”? Seems the other way around, to be honest – but maybe that’s just because the music isn’t doing so well. Oops!
August 19, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
It’s about time to take a peek at the best and worst celebrity looks of the week. Can Courtney Stodden top her previous appearances? Like this and this? Let’s find out! And we’ll look at some other celebs. But are they really as important?
BEST: Lady Gaga (but in WHICH outfit?)
WORST: Aubrey Plaza
WTF: Click to find out!
August 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Lady Gaga‘s newest single, “Applause” is being met with silence. “Put your hands up, make ‘em touch,” Gaga talk-sings on the track, but her pleas for applause are being ignored. As of the moment I’m writing this, Lady Gaga’s “Applause” has dropped to #4 on iTunes. In #1 is Katy Perry with ”Roar.” For about 3 days Gaga was in a distant second place, with Perry outselling Gaga 2:1, but then Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” sauntered in (now #2), and then Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind Of Night” stepped right behind (#3) leaving Gaga at #4, which is pretty disastrous for her. Aside from checking iTunes, you can keep up with the charts and get more details on Kworb.net.
Gaga is urging fans to buy multiple copies of her single, offering prizes for those who buy the most, which is yeah, kind of pathetic. To get an idea of how dismal her stats are, “Born This Way” (the single) was, “the fastest-selling single in the history of the iTunes” (MTV.com) and got 448,000 sales after only 3 days (Billboard). “Applause” may clear only 200,000 — 225,000 after a whole week. Roar is estimated to hit 450,000 (Billboard).
So what the hell happened? After she had to cancel her tour was Gaga gone too long? Now that she’s back is she more overexposed than ever? Are people annoyed with her latest campaigns and publicity attempts? Do they simply prefer Katy Perry?
Tell us what you think. I’ve got my own theories and I’m curious to hear yours.
August 17, 2013 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Lady GaGa is about 25 shades of crazy and now that she’s about to release a new album, she’s spewing it all over the place in various “candid” interviews in which she tells all about her pain and struggles in life. Basically, it’s hard to be a rich white girl who loves drugs and will never be skinny enough :( Her latest interview, with V Magazine, sees Stefani talk about all the “pain” she’s been through to get to where she is and how she has a high threshold for putting herself through bullshit. In other words, she’s a masochist because she thinks it’ll make her more worthy of art, blah blah zzzzzzzzz.
“I think it’s because of my discipline as a child. I studied piano and theatre and then dance, so I have this ability to endure long periods of pain.
“But as a result, when I became an adult at 18, I allowed myself to stay in bad situations because I was able to take the pain.”Although I was able to withstand a challenge for that period of time in my youth, the results were destructive. I was left a shell. Does anyone really know what I went through to get here?”
Oh God, the DRAMA. I know you “live for the applause” and all, girl, but no. You went through shit you PUT yourself through because you were that desperate to be famous. It’s not rocket science, here. I’m not saying she hasn’t worked hard, but no one’s holding a gun to her head and telling her to whore herself out for fame. Totally self-inflicted, which makes it hard to have pity.
August 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
Well, Mother Monster is going to be pissed. Lady GaGa and Cher have been teasing a duet – a song called ‘The Greatest Thing’ – since 2011 but there was never any formal release set for it, not even on Artpop, which isn’t coming out for a couple months anyway. Now the song’s been leaked – the second to do so in a week – and everyone’s all up in arms over it. Well, Cher is at least – GaGa has been uncommonly quiet.
Here’s the track:
And here’s Cher’s hilarious tweet (she’s the best at Twitter, in case you forgot):
Just heard TGT ! FUCK ! IT’S NOT EVEN THE RIGHT FUCKING VERSION!!! WHY DO PPL THINK THIS KINDA LEAKING SHIT IS OK ! I’m so Fg DISSAPOINTED
— Cher (@cher) August 13, 2013