Lady GaGa may be ten shades of f-cking ridiculous, but no one can say she’s not generous when it comes to giving to those in need. Take Little Monster Emma C, who suffers from scoliosis and hip dysplasia – she’s needed a hip replacement for years but has been unable to afford it. Somehow GaGa found out about it, contacted her and is personally paying for Emma’s treatment. Plus, she’s throwing in that gold wheelchair for good measure!
Emma wrote online:
“GaGa reached out to me and is hooking me up with her team that did her surgery in NYC as I have been needing a hip replacement for quite some time.
“We’re planning on flying out this weekend, all expenses paid, for a consult. The gesture is absolutely incredible… I broke down sobbing. Words can’t describe how incredibly Blessed I am.”
That’s definitely an incredibly kind gesture – and almost makes up for that Tony Bennett album she’s recording – but you know the other fans are going to be dead jealous of Emma and wonder why they didn’t get picked for special attention from Mother Monster because that’s the kind of shit people do. Regardless, this is a great story and moves GaGa a little further up on the bearable chart.
April 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Social networking is a great tool to expand your brand and keep in touch with your fans when you’re a big time celeb (or want to be one), so it’s no surprise that mostly everyone in showbiz under the age of 30 is all over Twitter, sharing tidbits about their everyday lives, getting into feuds with fellow artists and/or hateful fans and quite often making us cringe.
When Justin Bieber was named the most followed person on Twitter last year, some people wondered how that could be. Well, I’ll tell you how: nearly half of his followers are from fake accounts. Ta da! Fake accounts are deemed such when they are following fewer than 50 people, have 1 or fewer followers and who have never tweeted. Justin’s fake count clocks in at an impressive 45% – impressively sad, that is.
Check out this infographic (I love infographics!):
Oh, snap! Even Katy Perry and Lady GaGa are doing better than the Biebs. No surprise, of course – you’d have to be a robot (or 12) to think Justin has anything worthwhile to say. He’s the worst. So, what do you say? Do you follow Justin? Which stars DO you follow? Do any of them actually have anything interesting to say?
April 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm by Jennifer
And then left yoga in her stupid Louis Vuitton wheelchair. If you can wear high heels (and I don’t care that they’re not very high, they’re still HIGH HEELS) and go to Bikram yoga then why the HELL do you need to be pushed around in your golden or LV wheelchair?
Also not that I give a f-ck but that jacket looks like real fur, so I hope she’s ready for the PETA brigade. PETA’s taken issue with her before. Her monsters were very sad to learn that she wears real fur. DUH, of course she’s gonna wear real fur. She’s into fashion, gets free garments from major fashion houses around the world, usually goes for the avante garde side of fashion, and all of those things mean that real animals are going to be used. To all of those distraught monsters, Gaga said,
…i want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life…I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE. Particularly one that I respect. “Animal Rights.” I am choosing not to comment on whether or not the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it hypercritical not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, “kermit” and not to mention meat, that I have already worn. This should already put me in a category as one who appreciates and adores the beauty of animals in fashion, but am not a strict vegan. I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially i have never been able to afford a nice one, but this does not mean my morals are rigid and that I won’t bend at the sight of an absolute art piece of a coat. I have no chains about this. You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance.
I’m starting to think that’s what she sees her wheelchair as: a museum pièce de résistance.
April 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Lady Gaga is confined to a wheelchair for a little while while she’s recovering from a hip injury, and I guess her gold one isn’t cool anymore because now she’s hitting the town in a f-cking Louis Vuitton wheelchair. Why does this annoy me as much as it does? I’m not sure. Is it just that it looks really, really stupid?
The Daily Mail highlighted her stupid night in Chicago, Illinois in her stupid chair with rumored fiance Taylor Kinney. They went to Richard’s Bar and then Polekatz Gentlemen’s Club, topping the evening off with a stop at McDonald’s. And that’s how they celebrated her birthday. Like you do.
April 1, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Lady GaGa is alive and well and isn’t taking any hints from fate that she might need to take a goddamn break for a little while. Instead, she’s working as much as ever and one of her projects is a full-length jazz album with Tony Bennett asldzzzzz… oh, sorry, fell asleep on the keyboard. I’m all about the classics and Tony Bennett certain qualifies as a music legend, but that record is going to be a one way ticket to Snoozetown. Let’s let Pepaw share the news.
From Rolling Stone:
“We’re working on it from now until June, and then we’ll record in June. She’s phenomenal,” he said during a dinner at the Amy Winehouse Gala and Inspiration Awards, which recognized him with a Lifetime Achievement honor. “I get along great with her. She’s looking forward to it and so am I.”
Yeah, you two are the only ones. I love jazz music, and I love Frank Sinatra and Sam Cooke and the like, but GaGa is NOT a jazz singer. There’s no way to spin her as one. Amy Winehouse could have pulled it off, Adele could, lots of singers, but not GaGa. I’m sorry, just nope.
March 25, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Lady Gaga‘s hip surgery was a success and she’s not slowing down. In fact, she is “doing unbelievable.” The singer is still in some pain after tearing all kinds of muscles and joints and shit in her body (I’m not a doctor) and is confined to a really expensive custom-made golden wheelchair.
On her surgery that occurred a few weeks ago, she released this statement:
As they wheeled me into surgery today, I thought about all of your pain and perseverance, your unique family situations, school environments, health issues, homelessness, identity struggles — sometimes you are so brave that it terrifies me. I wonder how it’s even possible. So I thought to myself, I’m alive, I’m living my dream, and this is just a bump in the road. I’m grateful because this is temporary, and for some it is not. You have changed my life. I love you and am proud to be a part of your lives. If you can do it, I can do it too, and if we stick together we can get through anything. Love, Gaga.
MTV reported that while Gaga isn’t touring, her bus is, as her bus some sort of charity raising self-esteem thing.
The tour cancellation also halted the Born Brave Bus, which was on the road in support of Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. The foundation’s goal is to inspire bravery and promote self-acceptance among young people, and Gaga described the bus tour as “a fun tailgating experience for Monsters to unite.”
However, on March 14, it was announced that the bus was starting back up and embarking on a four-city tour. On Saturday and Sunday, it will stop in New York City’s Times Square, and next Wednesday, the bus will park at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
She’s also working on her latest album, Artpop. Dude, maybe take it easy for a little while. Again, I’m not a doctor, I’m just a person with common sense.