Lady Gaga was given an extra special birthday present by her manager’s before her show last night at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The singer was gifted one of five pairs of ruby slippers made for Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, which are valued at over forty thousand dollars.
Gaga told the audience that the gift represented more than one of the most iconic movies of all time. When she was in high school, she tried out for the role of Dorothy in the school play and wound up losing it to a school bully. She explained, “I wanted to be Dorothy so bad. I was in 8th grade and she was a senior. I definitely deserved to get it, but I didn’t get it. I was one of the people in the chorus, the worst role. On behalf of myself and all of those bullied around the world, now these ruby slippers are mine. When you don’t feel like Dorothy today, maybe you feel like someone on the chorus or the Scarecrow – just know you will have opportunities in your real life to change things and maybe someone will hand you a pair of ruby slippers.”
So earlier this week, Lady Gaga had a big old birthday party for herself at an upscale LA club, and hoards of celebrities were in attendance, including Adam Lambert. I guess it’s no surprise that Adam and Gaga would get along notoriously, as their music is kind of similar and both Adam and Gaga idolize Elton John, so if worse came to worst, they could skip the party altogether and do killer renditions of ‘Rocket Man’ at some random burlesque-karaoke digs, right?
Well, not really: Adam was actually a plus-one of the Scissor Sisters, who were legitimately invited to the party, and according to sources inside and outside of the club, Adam was way embarrassing in his drunkenness, fist-pumping a la Jersey Shore to the music, accidentally punching a hole in the club’s ceiling, and later trying to smush birthday cake in Lady Gaga’s face. After all that business, Gaga had security remove Lambert from the premises.
OK, first of all, I absolutely abhor That Friend. The one who mucks everything up on a good night out because you either have to take care of their drunken, sloppy ass after they puke or get busted in the face by some stranger, and then? The rest of your night is shot in the ass. I guess I could see Adam Lambert being like that, but come on. Have a little more self-control and, by virtue, self-respect. No one thinks that being around that kind of shit is funny – or cute.
These are stills from Katy’s newest music video, “E.T.” The video comes out next Thursday, but these stills already found their way out to the public, and far be it from me to refuse to share them with you guys. Can you dig it? These pictures look like we’ll be seeing something totally new from Katy, which is nice because I’m not sure how much longer I could stand the nonsense she usually wears.
But listen: is it just me or has Katy Perry been more noticeably ripping off Lady Gaga these days? Because Gaga’s been real into aliens lately, and for the past few months hasn’t it sort of felt like Katy’s been all “look at me, you guys, I am totally weird too!” Is that fair to say? I think that regardless of who’s copying who, both ladies need to give up the alien business, because let’s be real, it’s been done, and it’s been done to perfection. Time for something new, girls.
I’m not a huge Gaga fan when it comes to her music – chintzy club anthems just aren’t really my thing – but I’m not going to deny that girfriend’s got a pretty killer voice, and she did some interesting things with this song.
In this rendition of ‘Born This Way,’ which almost sounds like something that you’d hear on Roseanne (but that’s probably just the raunchy-awesome harmonica urging me to say that), Gaga’s voice sounds stronger than ever, and the song – as far as I’m concerned – is much easier to digest.
But I still wouldn’t consider myself a fan of the song.
What do you guys think? Are you loving the Country Road version of ‘Born This Way‘?
Ok, guys? Are we done making fun of Rebecca Black yet? Can we all just accept Lady Gaga’s words as gospel and welcome young Rebecca into our hearts as the genius that she is?
I’m joking, of course. Wouldn’t it be so weird if I felt that way?
How are you guys feeling about this whole thing, now that we’ve had a good week or so to think it over? Are you falling in line with people like Lady Gaga and Simon Cowell, or are you like me and absolutely dreading but kind of masochistically looking forward to tomorrow when all your lame Facebook friends post statuses like “Friday, Friday, gettin’ down on Friday!” and “FUN FUN FUN FUN”?
Lady Gaga recently said that if Hollywood made a movie about her life, she’d like actress Marisa Tomei to play her. Pssh! Fat chance, right?! The beautiful and talented Marisa Tomei depicting the rough and wild Lady Gaga? Not in a million years, right?
Marisa made an appearance on The View recently and said that she’s be pumped to play the dirty pop star on the big screen. She said, “I was thrilled when I heard. I love her. I love her music. And she’s a smart businesswoman. So I was so touched, really. I think it’s incredible that she likes my work and that she’d think of me in that way. I thought it was great.”
A smart businesswoman, maybe, but as for the rest of it? Her music sucks and her story is a pretty common in the Hollywood crowd. No one needs to see a movie about some girl named Stephanie buying some wigs.
There’s a piece on People.com right now disclosing some of Lady Gaga’s beauty routines and yo: Homegirl’s got the hygiene of a rude teenage girl. While People seems to find the fact that Lady Gaga falls asleep with a face full of make up on every night refreshingly average, I’m mad concerned. I barely leave my apartment and it’s important to me that I wash my face every night. It’s not even for vanity purposes. I do it because walking around with dirt and grime on your face is nasty.
She also admitted that she needs to get a special chemical haircut (what the fuck is that?) because her overly-processed hair is practically falling out and that her feet are throbbing ever since she started wearing all of those mangled looking shoes. Oh, and she doesn’t believe in false eyelashes or mascara. She thinks it’s “more modern” to just wear eyeliner. Modern? No, it’s laziness. It’s so she doesn’t feel obligated to wash her face before she goes to bed.
Two things I could get down with? She brushes her teeth before bed every night (thank God) and doesn’t like to expose her face to the sun too much because it’s the quickest way to age yourself. Maybe she’s not totally unhealthy and gross.