Lady Gaga‘s single hasn’t even officially come out yet, but the chick is everywhere, and naked half the time. She’s serious about promoting ARTPOP, and this means a whole new change of image. She released a few official promo pics for her upcoming album (including this naked one, of course) and she’s stripped away the crazy makeup and hair, but this being Gaga, she’s got to have some kind of gimmick, right?
I guess her new thing is to carry a prosthetic arm. Not a mannequin arm, but an actual prosthetic (above). Here’s another one from that shoot.
So is this just an artistic expression thing or is it actually insensitive? Some have pointed out that those with prosthetic arms aren’t psyched that Gaga’s posing with it like she’s Michelle Williams in a Louis Vuitton ad.
What do you think? Is it artsy, insensitive, or not even worth being offended by because it’s just a gimmick and she’ll find a new prop next week?
August 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Naked photos of Lady Gaga in a field were posted online earlier with not much else to go on. But it turns out that there is a reason. Gaga’s
trying to shamelessly earn art cred joining up with legendary performance artist, Marina Abramovic for…I’m still not sure what this is for. This is even more confusing than January Jones’ shark video, and that was pretty damn straightforward.
It’s for a project that’s…uh…f-ck it, here’s what their vimeo page has to say:
Last week at a three-day retreat in upstate New York, Marina instructed Lady Gaga in the Abramovic Method–a series of exercises designed to heighten participants’ awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment.
There’s also a link to their kickstarter page and ask you for money for…I’m still not sure what. Well, not “they”. Abramovic. I am a big fan of Abramovic and as legendary as she is in the art would, I could understand why she would need Kickstarter to fund something.
Gaga was just named #1 richest celebrity under 30. In about 1 year she made $80 million dollars, and would have made who knows how much more if she hadn’t had to cancel her tour due to hip injury (stats from People). So don’t worry, she’s not asking for your money.
If you want to see naked Gaga (and she looks great) be warned that this video also contains footage of Gaga lying down on a hardwood floor holding a note for like 4 f-cking hours, and that note is the soundtrack for the whole 2 minutes.
I’m really surprised this video isn’t directed by Lars von Trier.
August 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Lady Gaga freaked out about some very personal documents of hers being released in court due to a dispute between her former boyfriend/producer Rob Fusari (pictured above with Gaga) and her former friend Wendy Starland. Ms. Gaga reached out to the judge saying that these documents needed to be blocked because the contents could “inflict significant personal and professional harm upon” her.
TMZ reports that the judge is siding with Gaga and, “ordered the docs sealed, pointing out that both Gaga and Rob want the info under wraps. So it’s pretty obvious … Wendy’s the one with the damaging info.”
We’ll never know what it was. I’m guessing Gaga and Rob said or did some things that completely goes against Gaga’s whole persona. Like maybe they were homophobic assholes. That would def inflict harm upon her career. But now we’ll never know. I HATE NOT KNOWING SUPER MYSTERIOUS SECRET STUFF.
Here’s another pic of them together, from around 2006-2007:
August 5, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
We know Lady GaGa had hip surgery a few months ago (and then got that bomb Louis Vuitton gold wheelchair that she gave away), but did you know just how serious her injuries were? Well, turns out she actually broke her hip and had some massive hole in her bones and shit. How in the hell does that happen to someone so young? I hate to say “drugs and an eating disorder” because it could just be a genetic issue, but… damn, girl.
From Women’s Wear Daily:
“My injury was actually a lot worse than just a labral tear,” she says. “I had broken my hip. Nobody knew, and I haven’t even told the fans yet. But when we got all the MRIs finished before I went to surgery there were giant craters, a hole in my hip the size of a quarter, and the cartilage was just hanging out the other side of my hip. I had a tear on the inside of my joint and a huge breakage. The surgeon told me that if I had done another show I might have needed a full hip replacement. I would have been out at least a year, maybe longer.”
Damn! That’s Memaw status right there. I’m not a massive GaGa fan but I’m also not an asshole and I don’t like to see people ill/in pain, so I’m glad she’s managed to recover and is making a comeback. Now if she’d only keep her clothes on...
July 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
… Because if so, I definitely am. Above is the artwork for Lady GaGa‘s first single from Artpop, entitled ‘Applause’. Well, she’s certainly getting that from me – a nice, slow clap as I try to figure out what the fuck is wrong with this sad clown makeup with an “avant garde” twist. Make it stop. At least she’s not naked in this shot – not literally, anyway. I’m sure metaphorically, this is a peek into GaGa’s very soul. There’s a big statement here (according to her), I’m sure of it.
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin took the photo, which was revealed by WWD. In case you forgot, ‘Applause’ will be out next month and Artpop is coming out in November, blah blah blah. Here’s GaGa’s tweet about how you can pre-order the album, because I know you’re all waiting for it with baited breath.
Due to public anticipation ITUNES will now offer preorder for ARTPOP album/app AUG 19 the same day you can purchase my new single 'Applause'
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 28, 2013
July 29, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Lady GaGa is back on the ho stroll with a new album (and an app!) to promote, and what better way to do that than getting naked? Seriously, she just can’t seem to keep her clothes on these days and it’s kinda making me want to vomit. Clearly she hasn’t got the memo that you can be sensual and sexy without, you know, sitting around in the nude.
I feel like I’d be a bad feminist if I didn’t embrace a woman’s right to strip down to her birthday suit if she so chooses. I’m totally into that! But I feel like GaGa’s not doing it for empowerment or expression, but instead to try and provoke a reaction or come off as sultry or edgy. It’s sort of the lowest form of art – even pornography is better because at least it doesn’t purport to be anything but what it is.
I’m probably thinking about this way too hard. I just really wish Stefani would keep her clothes on. Anyway, this is a promo image for Artpop‘s first single, which is due out on August 19 (as per GaGa’s Twitter post).