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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are soulmates, it seems

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Admittedly, I don’t really “get” the friendship between Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. It just seems bizarre. Gaga is crazier than a craphouse rat and Bennett is a classic. Where those two meet in the middle, I’m not sure, but they’ve become absolute best of friends, hanging out together in NYC and recording a jazz album together that’ll be out later this month.

The pair covered the new Parade magazine and were interviewed inside, and while the actual interview is way too long to paste, here are some highlights.

ON HOW CELEBRITY CULTURE HAS CHANGED SINCE TONY BENNETT BECAME A STAR
LG: It’s changed a lot. Celebrity culture now is a culture of humiliation. For young people it’s cool to not care and to be rude and crass. That’s not the way to act…. We’re all being poisoned by what we watch, listen to, read. Everyone’s using the headline that’s going to get them the most clicks. They don’t care about doing the right thing. It’s all about scandal, and selling, and celebrity. When young people finally realize this is happening, there is going to be a revolution. I really hope that this album can be part of that. We say, “You can listen to timeless, beautiful music that’s honest and authentic.”

LADY GAGA ON WHETHER SHE WANTS TO START A FAMILY
LG: I thought I did, because I was feeling kind of finished with all of the chaos of my life. But then I started to spend a lot more time with Tony, and everything just became simpler, more pure, and more perfect. Now I think I’m going to take a lot more time before I have kids and settle down. I just want to sing.

ON WANTING TO GIVE UP
LG: I’m not going to say any names, but people get irrational when it comes to ­money—with how they treat you, with what they expect from you. … But if you help an artist, it doesn’t give you the right, once the artist is big, to take advantage of them. … I was so sad. I couldn’t sleep. I felt dead. And then I spent a lot of time with Tony. He wanted nothing but my friendship and my voice. [She begins to cry.] TB: [quietly] I understand. [He holds her hand.] LG: It meant a lot to me, Tony. I don’t have many people I can relate to.

Okay, so these two are clearly soulmates. It’s weird and I don’t get it, but they seem to really love and vibe off each other, so good for them. Maybe Lady Gaga can stay in the jazz world and out of my eardrums permanently. I think that would work!

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Jessica Alba is whining about how insecure she is again

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I really just need Jessica Alba to stop. Every single interview she gives lately is about how insecure she used to be and how she’s still insecure and how sure, objectively she’s really hot and also filthy rich, she still feels lesser-than sometimes because boo hoo, life is hard.

Jessica stopped by The Meredith Vieira Show on Wednesday to go on and on about the same old shit (via US Weekly):

“My teens and my 20s I just wasn’t sure of myself and I was always kind of insecure and I always felt I needed to apologize for myself,” the brunette told the talk show host. “After I became, first of all, 30 and being a mom of two, I just sort of came into myself as a woman and now I have a company,” Alba said of daughters Honor, 6, and Haven, 3.

The Honest Company co-founder, 33, explained her lack of education also hindered her confidence. “I was always also insecure about not going to college and I always felt I wasn’t smart enough,” she added. “I feel better now especially after 30, it’s crazy what happens.”

I don’t doubt that Jessica Alba sometimes feels insecure. We all do – we’re human beings, and it’s especially hard as a woman, which doesn’t even take into account being a woman in the public eye. However, the way she goes on about it, you’d think she’s persecuted on a daily basis and called fat and ugly and a million other things. She’s just about to be a billionaire and is constantly told how hot she is. Something just doesn’t add up. That’s not to say, of course, that people who are praised for their looks by others have to internalize that or get all their self-esteem from that, but I kinda feel like she just has nothing else to talk about, nothing else that makes her seem interesting, so she resorts to this pity party shit. Sorry, I’m just not feeling it.

Ellen DeGeneres recreated Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ video and it’s hilarious

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Nicki Minaj released her video for ‘Anaconda’ last month and pretty much EVERYONE was talking about it. It was definitely a NSFW affair, but if anyone can bring things back down to earth a bit, it’s Ellen DeGeneres. She decided to create her own version of the ‘Anaconda’ video – or rather, hilariously insert herself in the original – and the results are amazing.

How can you not love Ellen? She’s the best!

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