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VIDEO: Madonna Performs Lady Gaga/Madonna Mashup in Israel

In what can be perceived as another dig on Lady Gaga, Madonna performed a mashup of ‘Express Yourself’ and ‘Born This Way’, and ended the song by chanting (OK, singing, but it was more of a chant than anything) “She’s not me/she’s not me/she’s not me/she’s not me,” which makes me think EVEN MOAR that Madonna‘s still pissed off that Lady Gaga‘s the new Queen of Pop (even though it pains me to say that and I have no allegiance to either woman or her music).

Do you guys remember what Madonna had to say earlier in the year about Gaga’s “obsession” with Madonna? If not, I’ll be more than happy to refresh your memories:

“I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it’s amusing and flattering and well done. There’s a lot of ways to look at it. I can’t really be annoyed by it…because, obviously, I’ve influenced her. When I heard [Born This Way] on the radio…I said that sounds very familiar. It feels reductive.”

So unsurprising that she’d do something like this, then, right? By the way, in the above interview excerpt, Madonna also goes on to say that we should look up the definition of the word “reductive.” Do you guys know what it means? Here’s just one of the definitions:

Tending to present a subject or problem in a simplified form, esp. one viewed as crude.

What can I say. Madonna’s always calling Lady Gaga a crude rendering in one way or another, and isn’t that just fancy of her. I don’t know. Once a tool, always a tool, right? Who’s with me when I say, “Madonna needs to get on up over herself and move on with her life?”

Love It or Leave It: Lady Gaga’s Latest Meat Dress

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Well, I guess it’s finally happened. Lady Gaga is completely out of ideas. She’s come up with all the wacky fashions that she possibly could, and now it’s time to recycle. Specifically, it’s time to to go back to the glory days of September, 2010: the meat dress.

That photo above is one that Gaga tweeted from her current tour. This one below is from the 2010 VMAs:

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Even though the meat dress was one of Lady Gaga’s more iconic looks (and yes, that does hurt to say) and should probably be left alone, I definitely like the latest version a whole lot better than the first. The cut of the dress is infinitely cuter than the original, and even though you can’t really see the new shoes, they pretty much have to be better than those first ones. Also, the new one looks so much more delicious, doesn’t it?

So as long as we live in a world where we can discuss multiple dresses made of meat, let’s go ahead and analyze them. Which do you like better?

Is Lady Gaga Engaged?

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I ask because Terry Richardson posted this photo of Lady Gaga on his website with the caption “Gaga showing off her new engagement ring!”

On one hand, an engagement might make sense. She’s been dating that Taylor Kinney fellow for a little while now, and back in March I told you guys about those rumors that the two of them wanted to have a baby as soon as possible. Maybe she’s already pregnant and she got a little old-fashioned at the last minute, and he proposed. But on the other hand, there have been a few rumors that Gaga and Taylor have already broken up:

Lady Gaga recently hit the road — and told beau Taylor Kinney to do the same!

The pop singer, 26, and the Vampire Diaries star, 30, are now “on a break,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “She will be touring nonstop until next year and has found she can’t have relationship at the same time.”

The insider adds that the performer will have her hands full recording her next album while on the 110-show tour. “There’s just no room for anything else. Her work is all-consuming.”

Still, the couple of 10 months weren’t exactly destined for the altar, says the friend. “Taylor was all about himself, a typical actor, and didn’t completely get Gaga,” says the friend.

And maybe she liked him for the wrong reasons. Says the pal, “She loved that she got this guy who everyone thought was hot! But it was never going to last.”

The actor “was never that attentive to her,” the source adds.

Yeah, I think that story is way more believable than all that baby nonsense. What I really think happened is that Lady Gaga threw on a ring and posed for that picture so that she’d get some press. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but people really haven’t been talking about her all that much lately. It seems like her star is fading just a tad, and I would imagine that she’d be quick to get some gossip started any way she could. Also, the ring doesn’t look real to me at all.

But what do you guys think?

Quotables: Cocaine Was Lady Gaga’s Only Friend

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“I was very depressed when I was 19. I decided to pursue music, so I dropped out of school and I told my parents I didn’t want any money from them. I began to cherish my loneliness. I would go back to my apartment every day and I would just sit there. It was quiet and it was lonely. It was still. It was just my piano and myself. I had at television and I would leave it on all the time just to feel like somebody was hanging out with me. … I started doing cocaine because it was like the drug was my friend. I never did it with other people. It’s such a terrible way to fill that void, because it just adds to that void, because it’s not real. I woke up one day and was like, ‘You’re an a**hole. You’re not an artist. If you were a real f***ing artist, you’d be focused on your music. You wouldn’t be spending your money on the white devil.’”

Lady Gaga, in an interview with Amanda de Cadanet’s The Conversation, on riding the big white L-train.

The thing is, I can completely see this. And while some people would think that Lady Gaga would be making this shit up for shock value or sympathy or to induce distaste, I think it’s just the reality of the situation. I’m not a big Lady Gaga fan at all (in fact, I’ll go as far as to say that her general schtick and her music are probably the furthest thing from what I’m into), but I respect her for talking this way and not glamorizing her former (?) drug use like so many artists before her have. I know girl’s got this cult-like following that probably already knew all of these deep, dark secrets, but I’m not privy to that information partially because I don’t go looking for it, and partially because come on. What internationally-famous musician hasn’t dabbled in some kind of drug or alcohol in their careers (Taylor Swift doesn’t count)?

Are you guys watching the Conversation, anyway? It’s an interesting little business they’ve got going on over there.

Love It or Leave It: Lady Gaga Does Something Not Horrible

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These photos of Lady Gaga were taken today as she landed in Seoul, South Korea, to promote … I don’t know. Something. Certainly not a subdued fashion sense, nor was it anything that had anything to do with fake eating disorders, but all of that business aside, Lady Gaga looks good here. I like the outfit. It’s not, you know, my cup of tea for travel-time clothes, but hey. I guess there’s always got to be that one person your flight who has to emerge victorious from the pressurized air cabins screaming, “Look! My hair! My makeup! My clothes! I look GOOD and you look like half-baked ASS!” and why can’t it be Lady Gaga? She’s good at these things. Let her be good at what she’s good at, and everyone wins or something.

Also, did you guys know that Lady Gaga is going to have a cameo appearance in the new Men in Black film? As—wait for it, wait for it—an alien? Because oh yes, she is:

I can’t remember who we had in the second one, but in this one there are a few people that you’ll see up on the surveillance board including Lady Gaga, Tim Burton, who probably knows more about aliens then I do, and let’s see who else . . . Justin Bieber.

This is what Barry Sonnenfeld, producer of the Men in Black movies had to say in a recent interview about the new installation. So now, if you weren’t entirely convinced to start that the movie was going to suck some major balls, you should recognize every indication, now, that it will for sure.

Lady Gaga, though—she looks good in these pictures, right?

Everybody’s Mad at Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga! What did you do this time? Was it another shitty music video? Did you say something ridiculously pretentious again? What could it be?

Oh, you tweeted about how pop stars don’t eat? That’s cool.

From People:

Lady Gaga has always stood for self-acceptance, encouraging her fans (a.k.a. her Little Monsters) to love themselves for who they are. She’s even spoken out against “the dieting wars.”

So the pop star, 26, caused quite a stir when she Tweeted a message about not eating to her 22.7 million followers.

“Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay,” Gaga Tweeted Tuesday.

What’s more, the singer has admitted to struggling with an eating disorder herself. Asked about body confidence at a California high school conference, Gaga revealed that she “used to throw up all the time in high school.”

“The dieting wars have got to stop. Everyone just knock it off,” she said at the time. “Because at the end of the day, it’s affecting kids your age – and it’s making girls sick.”

Her recent Tweet drew loads of criticism from Twitter users, including the National Eating Disorders Association, which replied, “Huh? This is the same person who recently implored girls to stop dieting?”

While some fans defended Gaga, saying she was just Tweeting in jest, others were upset by the message.

“I don’t care if Lady Gaga’s #popstarsdonteat tweet is ironic,” wrote @carolyngreg. “still sends the wrong msg to her MILLIONS of teen girl fans.”

Well, whatever, basically. Lady Gaga still hasn’t addressed this whole mess, and if she ever does, I’m sure it will be some wordy, “heartfelt” statement about bullying or whatever. Poor Lady Gaga! She’s so aware that she has millions of impressionable young fans that follow her and her anti-bullying, self-acceptance talk and she lets them know that pop stars don’t eat, and now people are calling her out on it! Bless her heart!

Personally, I don’t care. I don’t have the energy anymore to get super upset over stupid things that Lady Gaga says, but I can see where other people would. Even if her statement was a little tongue-in-cheek, she probably should have known better. She’s bound to have quite a few younger fans who do want to be pop stars and who already have eating disorders or self esteem issues, and I wouldn’t be surprised if a few teenagers skipped some meals this week because of this.

So let’s stop taking Lady Gaga so seriously now, all right, everyone?

Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga Are Nothing Alike

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Seriously, comparing these two ladies would be like comparing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera: where do people even come up with this stuff?! Every single singer is unique and special and – just like a snowflake! – no two of them are even remotely alike.

Especially Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga. I’ve been mulling it over for a while now, and I can’t think of a single reason why anyone would compare the two of them. Where are the similarities, I ask you!

Oh, and Nicki would like to know as well:

“Offends me, no. Irks me, yes,” Minaj said when ABC’s Juju Chang asked if the Lady Gaga comparisons do, indeed, offend the similarly flamboyant hip-hop star. “We are in completely different lanes.”

“First of all,” the “Super Bass” artist said defiantly, “I’m a rapper. I’m from southside Jamaica, Queens. I could say some really crazy lyrics right now, but I won’t. Why don’t I turn the cameras around and ask you?”

So, Chang, not wanting to point out that Lady Gaga’s a native New Yorker, too, mentioned that they both wear wigs.

“Wigs?” Minaj retorted. “Every female in this game—every female in this game—wears wigs.”

Um…the clothes, then?

“Over-the-top costumes?” she replied skeptically, making a buzzer sound. “Try again!”

Despite her aversion to being compared to Gaga, however, Minaj had kind things to say about her fellow star.

“Gaga’s a fantastic artist, you know, she paved her way,” she added. “She’s opened her own lane. But I think that I have my own lane, and we never cross. Ever. So, you know, I really don’t get the comparison anymore. Our music doesn’t sound the same. Our stage presence is not the same. I just can’t see the similarities.”

I can see where she’s coming from with some of this. They do have very different music, from the bits I’ve heard from both of them (Gaga doesn’t have any secret rapping talents, does she?), but that’s about it. As far as I know, and correct me if I’m forgetting anyone, but Lady Gaga was the first wildly popular lady in a hot minute to wear truly wacky costumes not only as part of her performance, but as a part of her entire persona as well, and Nicki Minaj is the only other popular lady I can think of who consistently does the same thing. Sure, Katy Perry‘s fashion can get a little out there every now and then, but for the most part, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj are the only ones close to each other in terms of crazy clothes. Right?

And do you think it’s really true that “every female in this game wears wigs”? My goodness, you guys, I’m just getting so disillusioned these days.