Lady GaGa is getting ready to go out in support of her ARTPOP album and is bringing her ‘artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour’ to the UK this fall. Tickets went on sale the other day, and while you’d think the basic flop of the album itself would mean no one would be in too much of a hurry to get tickets, that’s not the case at all – the entire UK tour sold out in under five minutes!
There was tremendous demand for @ladygaga and all tickets have now gone. We apologise to fans who were unable to get tickets.
— Ticketmaster UK (@TicketmasterUK) February 8, 2014
I can’t imagine what this tour is going to be like, but if the iTunes Festival performance last September is anything to go by, the audience is in for a hot ass mess.
Would you pay to go see GaGa or have you seen any of her other tours?
February 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Lady GaGa is a bit of an enigma – or at least that’s what she’d hope you think of her – and seems to be all over the place most of the time. She’s battled lots of demons in her life, including eating disorders and severe depression, so it should be no surprise that they occasionally make reappearances and tend to take over her psyche. One of those times was apparently the end of this past year, when she got so depressed that she didn’t think she’d live.
From Harper’s Bazaar:
I became very depressed at the end of 2013. I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn’t even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time—to one more person who lied to me.
But January 1, I woke up, started crying again, and I looked in the mirror and said, “I know you don’t want to fight. I know you think you can’t, but you’ve done this before. I know it hurts, but you won’t survive this depression.” I really felt like I was dying—my light completely out. I said to myself, “Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply. You have to for you. You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family.” Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find. But I always find it. I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that’s left. I’m lucky I found one little glimmer stored away.
It’s very difficult for me to take Lady GaGa seriously with this shit because she’s literally had the most privileged life ever. She grew up in an upper class family in NYC and was famous by the time she was in hear early 20s (with production and songwriting deals prior to that, if I remember correctly). I’m not saying she hasn’t worked hard for what she has, but I am saying that part of me feels like she relies on this tortured soul routine for her “art”. On the other hand, it’s colossally unfair to assume that because someone has had money, that they can’t suffer from depression – which is largely chemical in addition to circumstantial, so I dunno. Clearly she felt depressed and now she’s better, so uh… that’s good, right?
GaGa also spoke about how she wants to stand up for herself more against those who are out to fuck her over, saying:
Sometimes I get this gut feeling about people—maybe I sense a hidden agenda or that they care for the money more than the message. I wish that I’d listen to that feeling instead of waiting for the truth to rear its ugly head. I’m a smart girl. I’m loyal. But sometimes I’m too loyal. I’m not loyal enough to myself.
Well, there ya go. You should never feel bad about cutting anyone out of your life who isn’t worth being there, girl. I’m with you on that. I just sorta wish you’d stop doing naked photoshoots with your legs wide open and some stupid object covering your modesty. It’s getting a little old.
February 6, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Lady Gaga went to Vegas to see Britney live and posted about it on her site, LittleMonsters. She posted the above pic with the caption,
Me and Brit Brit <3
She looked so gorgeous, the show was so much fun, and her dad gave us THE BEST BBQ. It was a #MonsterParty!
Is this not the weirdest photo of both of them though, especially “Brit Brit”? It doesn’t even look like her, and since when does Gaga tower over Britney Spears? She must be wearing some #monster heels.
According to Metro, after Brit was done performing, Gaga showered her with roses. Well, she gave her three roses. So I don’t know if that’s exactly a shower; more like a drizzle. Still, very sweet of her.
I still think this is the weirdest pic.
February 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
This seemed to be the week of bobbleheads, for both men and women alike. Everyone needs to stop losing and start gaining weight, like now.
Go through these looks of the week and give me your picks for who looks BEST, WORST, and most WTF. Mine are at the bottom!
(P.S.: For SAG Awards fashion, check out this post.)
Anna Wintour. Giiiiirl…
January 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Check out what some celebs were wearing this week and then make your picks for who looked the BEST, WORST, and most WTF.
Which celeb ripped off Sharon Stone‘s 1998 Oscars look? Which celeb ripped off another author’s book cover? And which celeb probably ripped off their dress at the end of the night and thought, “WTF was I thinking?”
Let’s get to it, babies!
January 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
A week can’t go by without Lady GaGa finding something to come to the press about being hard done by – whether it be the press itself, the music industry, fame, life… you get the drift. This time around, the Lady is upset about the delay of her music video for ‘Do What U Want’, something that’s all her management’s fault. You see, her management is apparently shit and are always delaying her projects and interrupting her artistic vision, so what better way to solve such an issue than to take to her website and post a rant?
It is late because, just like with the Applause video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you. All my my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored. Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result. Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more. I am very grateful to the photographers and designers who have always stood by me to make sure my fans are never aware of the things that happen behind the scenes, but unfortunately after my surgery I was too sick, too tired, and too sad to control the damage on my own. My label was not aware that this was going on. The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning. Because those who did not care about ARTPOP’s success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition. Please forgive me that I did not foresee this coming, I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most. Give me a chance to show you the meaning of seeing art all around you. Open your hearts to me again that I may show you the joy of us coming together through our talents, that we are stronger as a unit than when we are alone. Let me be for you the Goddess that I know I truly am, let me show you the visions that have been in my mind for two years. I love you. Forgive me monsters. Forgive me ARTPOP. You are my whole world.
“Forgive me ARTPOP”? Is she touched in the head or something? Last time I checked, an inanimate object/artistic concept doesn’t care about your apologies. Also, I love that she talks about how she got rid of the people who didn’t care about ARTPOP’s success. Well, that’s a bit of a doozy since there wasn’t much “success” with this album to care about… In all seriousness, of course it’s important to work with people who care about what you’re doing, but with how far her head is up her own ass, I can imagine it’d get rather wearing quite quickly.
I used to really enjoy Lady GaGa at face value, though I always thought she was full of bullshit and slightly unhinged, but the music was good, at least. Now she’s so hit or miss – with most swings being serious misses – that I don’t really know what to say about her anymore. She’s just awful.