I know, I know, what a crazy notion, that Lady Gaga actually has some some sort of sense. But with this outfit I think that she might. I think the shoes actually look a little all right, you know, like they don’t have penises on them and they don’t look like they might kill her at any given moment like her shoes usually do. And, uh, the dress isn’t made of flesh? I don’t know, have I said enough positive things yet?
I think I have, so it’s time to get real. Because I know that I’m sensitive about David Bowie, I’m well aware of that, but Gaga’s lack of eyebrows, or rather the makeup covering her eyebrows? Is that a blatant Bowie ripoff, or have I just missed all the musical artists throughout the years that have done such a thing? See, I’m ready to listen before I go off on a rant about how Lady Gaga needs to back up before she tries to come anywhere close to the magic of Bowie. So let’s help each other.
July 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Emily
“It’s really devastating and I think it’s a lesson to the world – don’t kill the superstar. Take care of her. Take care of her soul. I loved her and I just remember feeling like I wasn’t alone because she was so different and she was so special.”
While I totally dig the “take care of your brethren” thing that she’s trying to get across here, she also sort of makes it seem like the general public is responsible for other people’s actions as a whole, and you just know that can’t be right. Plus, the entire putting the “superstar” on a pedestal thing? Come on. “Superstars” are just like everyone else – they’ve just had a different set of circumstances or opportunities presented to them. Let’s maybe stop doing that and the same “superstars” will stop feigning invincibility.
RIP Amy Winehouse. I miss you, girl.
And Gaga? Just … I don’t even know anymore.
July 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
“Art is a lie. And every day I kill to make it true. It is my destiny to exist halfway between reality and fantasy at all times. They call me “theatrical,” but I posit profusely that I am theatre, and that theatre is me. I am a show with no intermission. It is this thing that summons me from the depths of reality and reminds me that the power of transformation is endless. That I (we) possess something magical and transformative inside?—??a uniqueness and specialness waiting to be exiled from the depths of our identity. I have said before that I am a master of escapism, which many attribute to my wigs, performances, and my natural inclination to be grand, but perhaps that is also a lie. Maybe I am not escaping. Maybe I am just being. Being myself.”
I never wanted Lady Gaga to get to me like this. Of course I dislike her and of course I can’t stand the vast majority of her music, but honestly, I feel a little bit of rage. To be fair, it’s probably because I’m so fragile from Harry Potter, but Jesus, would I love to just punch her in the throat.
In case you haven’t heard, I positively adore theatre, I couldn’t even begin to tell you how much. And I could probably respect the hell out of this quote if, you know, it didn’t come from the girl who sings the absolute dumbest songs and is just a damn joke. I can’t even stand it. I’m going to have to walk this one off, you guys.
Feel free to bash Lady Gaga and/or praise the magic of theatre in the comments!
July 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Emily
My boyfriend just texted to say that it feels like 102 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago today. And on the last day of Pitchfork, too! (OK, it might not be 102 degrees right now because, through the mind-blowing science of Internet Time Travel, I am speaking to you from Today’s Past to tell you about the Bible Belt heatwave.)
Anyway. It was in the 90s in New York City today, and Lady Gaga sure dressed the part, clomping down the street in silly patent-leather boots and not much else. I actually approve of her ensemble, because I am a pragmatic person who can very occasionally justify somebody else’s leather bikini, with just one caveat: I can smell her from here.
Also, while I know that celebs can walk around New York City without being mobbed by fans, is this safe? WHERE IS GAGA’S SECURITY DETAIL?
The city is Gaga’s catwalk, via Splash News Online:
July 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Jenn
We all know that Lady Gaga and her beauty routine are predictably gross, so even though this little piece of news that her hair is falling out, causing her to turn to that time-honored product, Rogaine, comes from The National Enquirer, I’m inclined to believe it. I mean, we’ve all seen Gaga’s tired ass bleached hair, we knew it was coming sooner or later.
Here’s the piece from The Enquirer via Celebitchy:
Here’s the bald truth about Lady Gaga – totally freaked because her hair’s suddenly falling out like crazy, she’s desperately daubing her scalp with hair-restoring Rogaine during her Monster Ball Tour, reports a concert spy!
“She’s extremely upset, and goes ballistic backstage because whenever she drags a comb through her frazzled, over processed, bleached tresses, hair’s everywhere – in the comb, on the floor, in her hands! It’s literally falling out! She calls it her ‘head of glass’ because it breaks off… like glass.”
Gaga’s praying for a Rogaine miracle, but hairstylists gave her this hardheaded advice: Stop bleaching and start wearing wigs until your hair’s healthy!
So basically all I can see in my mind right now is that scene from The Craft, you know, the one where the bitchy girl sits in the locker room, all crying and whining because her hair started falling out in clumps in the shower because she was such a bitchy bitchy bitch? Yeah, that, except with Lady Gaga. So I guess with this post all I’m saying is “try not to bleach your hair too much” and “how awesome was The Craft?”
July 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Emily
Apparently Nick Jonas can still draw a crowd – his recent performance at a Microsoft store had tons and tons of squeeing, swooning young women, and what trendy trendsetter would be complete without his very own rendition of a popular Lady Gaga song?
What do you guys think?