Jennifer O’Neill says in her lawsuit … she worked for Gaga for 13 months, and is owed $380,000 in overtime. O’Neill says in her suit her job included “ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower and serving as a personal alarm clock to keep [Gaga] on schedule.”
O’Neill claims she had to cater to Gaga in “stadiums, private jets, fine hotel suites, yachts, ferries, trains and tour buses.”
And, O’Neill says, she was required to be at Gaga’s beck and call at her “earliest waking hour.”
O’Neill is suing for the $380k — which represents 7,168 hours of overtime during the 13 months.
Gaga is not a defendant. O’Neill is suing Mermaid Touring Company, which Gaga uses for concerts and what not.
Gaga’s rep told the New York Post the suit is “completely without merit.”
So, OK. Normally, I’d NEVER defend Lady Gaga (and I’m still not, though I prefaced my comments with that previous statement), but isn’t this the kind of thing that personal assistants are generally required to do? Manage schedules, help organize crap, fetch things that these celebrities should be capable of fetching on their own and WOULD, if they weren’t jammed so far up their own asses that their arms turned into T-Rex appendages? Well, yes. However, one thing a lot of people seem to be missing is that this Jennifer chick isn’t lazy and she isn’t suing for having to perform demeaning tasks – she’s suing for unpaid overtime, and if Gaga’s personal life is as on-demand and erratic as her professional life, I don’t doubt that this poor girl had zero time of her own on her hands, and last I checked, overtime deserves compensation, too, no?
Hell yes, I’d be pissed. DOWN WITH GAGA.
December 26, 2011 at 10:30 am by Sarah
When I think of Princess Diana, I think about timeless beauty, effortless grace, and a woman who was loved and adored by so many people in the world. When I think of Lady Gaga, I think … well, I don’t think those things. Sadly, my opinion doesn’t change what Gaga thinks, and what Gaga thinks is that she is this generation’s Diana:
“Gaga has been absolutely fixated on Diana and sees herself as a 21st-century incarnation of her,” a source told The Sun. “She knows she is almost as recognizable as Diana and is hounded by photographers and fans on the same level. Gaga has had dreams about dying the same way as her and has genuine fears that her fame could literally kill her, either in a chase or at the hands of crazies.”
I don’t even know where to begin with this. Does this mean that Lady Gaga thinks she’s America’s princess? That she thinks she’s worthy of the kind of admiration that people had for Diana? Oh God, she doesn’t think that anyone’s going to make a Beanie Baby for her, does she?
December 9, 2011 at 6:30 am by Emily
A couple weeks back, we showed you the teaser for Lady Gaga‘s latest music video, “Marry the Night.” A couple days back, I shared an interview Gaga did in which she called the video “autobiographical” and claimed she was “getting ready to relive the worst day of my life.” And now, we present to you the full 14 minutes of Gaga madness!
The video is autoplay, so it’s after the jump, but trust me, Lady Gaga directed this mess, it’s definitely worth a watch.
December 2, 2011 at 4:30 am by Emily
Ever wonder what Lady Gaga’s nips look like? No? I don’t blame you. I didn’t either, but since the photo was right in front of my face, I couldn’t control my compulsive click-through habit to see what awaited me on the other side.
December 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Sarah
Did you detect a little bit of sarcasm in that headline up there? Because I wanted you to. See, Lady Gaga is so bizarre and, seemingly, a bit of a pill, so yeah, I can see where she would have a tough time in love. Is that catty? Well, go ahead and read this excerpt from Gaga’s interview with Vanity Fair, and if you didn’t roll your eyes once, then you can call me catty.
On happiness: “I have never felt truly cherished by a lover. I have an inability to know what happiness feels like with a man,” the singer tells contributing editor Lisa Robinson. “I say this honestly, and this is my new thing as of the past year: when I fight with someone I’m in a relationship with, I think, What would my fans think if they knew this was happening? How would they feel about my work and about me as a female if they knew I was allowing this to go on? And then I get out.”
On unicorns and rainbows: “I have this effect on people where it starts out good. Then, when I’m in these relationships with people who are also creative, or creative in their own way, what happens is the attraction is initially there and it’s all unicorns and rainbows. And then they hate me.”
On being so talented: “Perhaps it’s a whose-dick-is-bigger contest. If I go to the piano and write a quick song and play it back, they are angry with how fast and effortless it is. That’s who I am, and I don’t apologize for it. But it’s a hideous place to be in when someone that you love has convinced you that you will never be good enough for anyone. I had a man say to me, ‘You will die alone in a house bigger than you know, with all your money and hit records, and you will die alone.’”
On intimidation: “Even though I know it sounds a bit Hallmark, whenever I [was] in that kind of stressful, worthless moment, I would think, I’ll show you.’” Gaga continues, “I think what it really is, is that I date creative people. And I think that what intimidates them is not my purse; it’s my mind.”
On proposals: Gaga says the weird thing is, after she’s left a few people, they’ve asked her to marry them. “How f*ckin’ romantic, you asshole. Sure, pop a ring on my finger and make it all better. I can buy myself a f*ckin’ ring.”
On her “Marry the Night” video: Robinson spends time on the set of Lady Gaga’s most raw and personal video to date, “Marry the Night.” It is “autobiographical,” according to Gaga, and required the grueling task of “getting ready to relive the worst day of my life.” She has never talked about it before. Prior to filming a hospital scene in which Gaga, appearing bruised and drugged up, is wheeled on a gurney into a women’s clinic, she asks Robinson and a few others in her trailer how far she should go with the re-enactment; she decides to commit to it fully. “It’s chaotic and sad. But I don’t want it to be safe,” she says.
Ugh. This girl is full of herself in the absolute worst way. I’m not entirely convinced that she has problems with relationships because people are intimidated by her mind. In fact, if I were one of Gaga’s potential suitors, I would be WAY more intimidated by her choice in footwear.
November 30, 2011 at 6:30 am by Emily
I was 14 years old when I saw Titanic in the theater, and instead of sighing at how romantic it was, I instead tee-hee-heed all movie long.
There is only one scene in Titanic that I remember with any clarity whatsoever. And that is the part where Rose says to Jack, “I want you to draw me wearing this”—where “this” is a necklace—and then Rose’s voice drops to a sultry new register, and she intonates, “ONLY THIS.” And then Jack sketches Rose with a wildly professional ferocity, and then they do it in somebody’s car, and then Billy Zane shows up and he’s like, “Ooooh, I’m so mad!”
Every time I look at this nudie sketch of Lady Gaga—which was drawn by Tony Bennett—all I can picture is that one scene in Titanic. Evidently, Annie Leibovitz arranged their little fine art session; Bennett’s drawing will appear in an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair.
Bennett duetted with Lady Gaga on Duets II‘s “The Lady is a Tramp” (it’s good!), and he’s basically been gushing about Gaga ever since.
“She is the most beautiful person I ever met,” Bennett said of Gaga during her Thanksgiving TV special, adding that she is “America’s answer to Picasso.”
(Image via the Daily Mail.)