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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.

Stars Without Makeup: Lady Gaga Should Really Do This More Often

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Probably one of the most frustrating things about Lady Gaga is that she’s a really pretty woman with tons of talent who insists on covering it all up. All the platforms and the crazy hats and the shitty music just completely distract me from what she could be.

For example, take a gander at that picture up there. Gorgeous, right? Those eyebrows. I know that she’s probably wearing a touch of natural makeup, but this is probably as fresh faced as she’s ever going to get. Isn’t that so tragic? Of course I get that she loves what she’s doing and she’s into being flashy and ridiculous, but that doesn’t mean I can’t long for a simpler Gaga. That I can’t yearn for the universe where I can walk into a store and purchase the latest album from one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Stefani Germanotta. Because I do.

If this isn’t enough of a Lady Gaga update for you, since we’ve just entered a dark period where Lady Gaga is refusing to talk, let me share with you a few of her tweets from this past month, ok?

Listening to HAIR, singing into hairbrush. I think I forgot I’m a pop singer for 5 whole minutes + then remembered I GET TO TOUR THIS SHIZ!

Oh the irony of winning “Most Pretentious Album Ever” from none other than NME. *eyeroll* I might laugh forever + then return to narcissism

Last night I saw half of The Born This Way Ball stage completely built for rehearsal. I got the worst goosebumps, and i thought to myself I have prepared for this moment since I was six, leaving for the talent show while my mother asked me why I had to wear a crop top with my side pony tail, lippystick and little halter I replied “PUHHLEAZE mother I’ve been rehearsing FOR WEEKS.”

Love getting my ass kicked in rehearsal. Everything hurts and I love it. Broke every nail and tangled every hair this week. Bad to the Bone.

People ask me why I wear veils. I reply, I’m mourning. Mourning what? Well I figure something shitty must be going on somewhere.

See? She’ll never be too far away from us.

Lady Gaga Claims That She’s Done Talking

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Ok, here’s a rundown real quick, just in case you’re new: I can’t stand Lady Gaga. I hate pretty much everything she does. She gets on my last nerve. I waste a lot of time just wishing that she’d go away, or at least just stop being so ridiculous for a minute.

And now here’s the good news, ready? You might want to brace yourself, because it’s really, truly excellent news. See, Lady Gaga did an interview with Oprah, and she made a big statement:

“I have a couple of things that I do. The newest thing that I do? I don’t read a damn thing. No press. No television. If my mom calls and says, ‘Did you hear about … ?’ [Makes phone slamming motion] I don’t want to hear nothing about anything that is going on in relation to music. I shut it all off. Other than this interview, Oprah, I don’t intend to speak to anyone for a very long time.”

Amazingly great news, right? Just let the idea of a world without crazy Gaga wash over you. It’s a nice idea, right? Ok, but here’s the bad news: I really don’t think it’s going to happen.

There’s this couple that recently moved into the apartment above me, right? And I was really, really excited about that, because the last couple that lived above me dropped dog poop and used tampon applicators off outside my window, and surely no one could be as bad as them, right? Wrong. This couple fights all the time. I’m trying to finally go to sleep around 3 AM, nope, she has to yell at him about texting some girl. I’m trying to catch up on sleep by getting in an afternoon nap? Nope, he’s got to scream at her about being “a f*cking whore.” One of his favorite things to do is go “I’m going to leave, I’m really going to leave! I’m out this door, you ain’t never going to see me again! I’m gone!” He seriously does this all the time, he goes on and on and on about how he’s going to leave, and I’m always like “oh no, please, don’t go! You’re such a light to this world, your shining spirit would be far too missed!” I say it sarcastically, guys. Because if you’re going to yell and scream and cuss about leaving for hours, then just leave. Go.

That’s how I feel about Lady Gaga. I feel like she’s looking for a big fuss of “noooo, Gaga, please, you have to stay!” If you’re going to go away, then just go away. Please.

Lady Gaga Wants to Have A Baby Next Year

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This is one of the stories that you’re just going to have to take with a grain of salt. I don’t really buy it, but I want to discuss it, so could you just do me a solid here?

Here is the epic tale of Lady Gaga‘s baby fever and her plan for the cure:

Lady Gaga has told the family of her new love – Vampire Diaries TV hunk Taylor Kinney – that she wants to settle down with him and have his babies.

The couple have just returned from a trip to meet Taylor’s folks in his home town of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to break the news that they want to start a family together. And yesterday Taylor’s aunt Kathryn Loh declared: “There’s no doubt he loves her and she loves him. Now everyone’s met her, we love her too! They are perfect together.”

Another relative revealed Taylor’s dad Daniel was at first taken aback when the 30-year-old actor and Gaga, 25, delivered their baby bombshell, adding: “He’d hoped they might get married first but he’s seen how much they care for one another and was happy in the end to give his blessing.”

Gaga’s own parents in New York are also said to have given their seal of approval to the Born This Way singer’s dream of having her own little bundle of joy.

A close friend told the Daily Star Sunday: “Both families are happy and she’s already doodling baby names on scraps of paper. She’s been bragging about how beautiful their children will be because Taylor is so handsome. She wants everything with him – love, marriage and a family. But she’s set on becoming a mother before they think about anything else and she’s talking about giving birth in the next year. You know this is the real deal because she NEVER talked about babies when she was with her long-term ex-boyfriend Lüc Carl. With Taylor, that’s ALL she talks about now.”

Taylor, who plays Mason Lockwood in The Vampire Diaries TV series, is said to be “starry-eyed” at the prospect of starting a family with the outlandish pop princess.

A fellow Vampire Diaries cast member confided: “He’s walking on air right now and can’t stop talking about how he’s going to become a dad and settle down. If you have the sort of money they do – especially Gaga – there really isn’t a problem about having a baby out of wedlock these days. They’ll get the chance to see how they adapt to parenthood and – heaven forbid – if things go wrong, there won’t be any ugly divorce and there will never be a problem about supporting the kid.”

Yeah, I don’t buy it. I really can’t see Lady Gaga giving up working in order to start a family, can you? This is the lady that has been touring almost nonstop since 2009, the lady that does numerous other projects, the lady that insists on constantly being in character. I’m sorry, but I’ve seen enough pregnant women in terrifyingly high heels, I don’t need to see Lady Gaga managing a fetus in her footwear. So yeah, I’m saying that this isn’t real.

But oh, that last little quote? Oh my goodness. The sentiment of “it’s totally cool to have a baby when you’re not married, because then they’ll have time to test everything out and if it doesn’t work, just get divorced, it’s cool,” that just drives me insane. I don’t think you have to be married to have children, and I don’t think you should stay married just because of your children. But using humans as a way to test your relationship? No. No, that’s not ok.

What do you guys think?

Look, It’s Lady Gaga’s Very First Photo Shoot!

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You guys! Look! It’s little baby Lady Gaga, way back when she was just some 19-year-old girl named Stefani who waited tables at a restaurant and liked to jam on the piano! How sweet!

The photo shoot was done by a photographer named Malgorzata Saniewska, who was, at one point, working as a bartender at a restaurant where Lady Gaga worked as a waitress. Lady Gaga, being the friendly lady she is, gave Malgorzata a CD of her first single, and Malgorzata decided that little Stefani would be a great candidate for a photo shoot. So Gaga took her back to her parents’ place, put on her face and did her hair, then started posing on the family piano.

Malgorzata took about 200 photos, but she kept them to herself. That is, she kept them to herself until she happened to run into Lady Gaga back in 2010. The superstar (who, uh, looked a lot different) approached the photographer, and told her that she was responsible for her very first photo shoot ever. From that conversation, Malgorzata decided that Lady Gaga would be cool with her sharing the photos, and here we are today!

What do you guys think about these pictures? I don’t think they’re quite unrecognizable, but they’re pretty close. For real, how much better does Lady Gaga look with her dark hair and almost fresh face? It’s unbelievable, right? Admittedly, I’m not really one to talk about keeping it natural (over the weekend, I, uh, dyed my hair. Pink. I bleached it and dyed it pink. It’s been a weird couple of weeks), but with Lady Gaga, it’s just stunning, it really is. I’ll take natural Lady Gaga over crazy shoes, crazy face Lady Gaga any day of the week. Anyone else?

Really, all this photo shoot does is make me long for a Lady Gaga who doesn’t wear much makeup, has regular old hair and regular old shoes, and just plays piano and sings her songs. That would be a beautiful, beautiful world, one that I would absolutely love to live in. Here’s a glimpse of it:

Well, there’s still the giant bow made of hair on top of her head, but hey, I’d still be so thankful to get this over all that other nonsense she makes me listen to all the time.

Images courtesy of CNN