Category Archives: Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Provides Release Dates For Upcoming ‘Artpop’ Album

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944211_10151799572259574_624590945_nLady Gaga has temporarily suspended her ‘media blackout’ of late, and has got the wheels in motion when it comes to the release of her next album. Upcoming project ‘Artpop‘ was initially going to be released this spring, but after a major health scare several months ago, production was halted for the time being.

Now Gagaloo has confirmed the single, album pre-order, and album and app release dates, and her team (‘The Haus of Gaga‘) wrote on LittleMonsters.com today: “Built by TechHAUS, the technological branch of HAUS OF GAGA, the app itself is a musical and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion, and technology with a new interactive worldwide community – “the auras”. Altering the human experience with social media, we bring ARTculture into POP in a reverse Warholian expedition. Exploring Gaga‘s existence as a cultural interface, the user will share in the ‘adrenaline of fame’ as they build and share their own projects, chat with one another, and watch in real-time on a virtual globe as ARTPOP explodes onto the physical and virtual universe at once on November 11, our “BIG BANG!” On this day HAUS OF GAGA venges with forte to bring the music industry into a new age; an age where art drives pop, and the artist once again is in control of the ‘icon’. In turn, the album ARTPOP musically mirrors Gaga‘s creative process as she passes through the mediums of each artist she collaborates with, scoring a blueprint of her journey. The result, a “rage” of electronic passion and fury, defining each artistic process from beginning to end, ARTPOP could mean anything. But for her, this is a celebration of obsession. And on November 10, she will host an evening of artRave exhibiting Haus of Gaga‘s projects as well as collaborations with Inez & Vinoodh, Robert Wilson, Marina Abramovic & Jeff Koons.” Yes, it’s about time that this bitch came back with a bang…

Lady Gaga Postpones Some Concert Dates Due To Joint Inflammation

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Lady Gaga has been forced to postpone several dates of her ‘Born This Way Ball‘ tour after being diagnosed with joint inflammation by doctors. In a statement, she apologised to her fans who were due to attend the tour in Chicago, Detroit and Ontario:

“There’s an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the ‘Born This Ball‘. I’m so sorry. I barely know what to say. I’ve been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now, over the past month it has worsened. I’ve been praying it would heal. I hid it from my staff, I didn’t want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last nights performance I could not walk and still can’t. To the fans in Chicago, Detroit & Hamilton, I hope you can forgive me, as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself. I’m devastated & sad. It will hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and I’m sorry.” A member of Gaga‘s ‘Haus‘ later added: “Due to a case of synovitis, (severe inflammation of joints), Gaga’s doctor has ordered her to postpone show in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton.”

Lady Gaga’s Former Assistant Sues

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Lady Gaga‘s former assistant Jennifer O’Neil is suing the singer for refusing to pay for 7,168 hours of overtime, totaling in excess of $380,000 (£243,000). Jennifer‘s primary job was to keep Gaga running between 20092011, but she claims that the job requirements surpassed her expectations by far, and that she was required to perform a number of unsuitable tasks.

For example, she accuses Gaga of forcing her to share a bed with her because she doesn’t like sleeping alone. Gaga will refuse to pay her a cent more, and will instead give her other ‘Haus of Gaga‘ employees a share of the fees, and she will take particular care of one employee called Sonja, who has breast cancer and needs a mastectomy.

The New York Post‘ claim that in a meeting with lawyers last August about the case, Gaga ranted: “She’s a fucking hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn. She’s just — she thinks she’s just like the queen of the universe. And, you know what, she didn’t want to be a slave to one, because in my work and what I do, I’m the queen of the universe every day. O’Neil knew exactly what she was getting into, and she knew there was no overtime, and I never paid her overtime the first time I hired her, so why would she be paid overtime the second time? This whole case is bullshit, and you know it. I’m quite wonderful to everybody that works for me, and I am completely aghast to what a disgusting human being that you have become to sue me like this. I’m not in any way discounting how hard an 8 hour work day can be, or discounting the role of an assistant.”

At the start of the week, Gaga addressed the issue on Twitter, implying that she was a lot closer to her than initial reports suggested: “Everyone’s headlines need an updating. “former assistant” is actually “my best friend from NY since I was 19.” Painful stuff.”

Lady Gaga Splits Leather Trousers

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Lady Gaga made a bit of a fashion faux pas on the weekend by splitting her latex/ leather-look trousers onstage.

The fabulous singer flashed both of her arse cheeks to the audience during a performance of ‘Heavy Metal Lover‘ during her concert. The performance took place at  the ‘Rogers Arena‘ in Vancouver Friday night, and much to the crowd’s happiness, she continued with the dance moves, not letting the gaping hole distract her! Maybe she should ask ‘Versace‘ for a refund?!

Osbournes Respond To Gaga’s Letter

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Earlier I posted about Lady Gaga‘s open letter to Kelly Osbourne, and now I have the Osbourne family’s responses. Kelly has since tweeted: “I hope you guys realize that I don’t care about any of this bullshit! I know who I am I don’t need anyone to tell me!… love to all.”

Mother Sharon Osbourne has defended her daughter in another letter: “Ms. Gaga, I am responding to your open letter to my daughter Kelly, and I am perplexed as to why you would go public with an open letter. Regarding this current situation; Kelly didn’t contact you, I was the one that contacted your manager today and the email is attached below for your reference. I reached out to him as Kelly’s manager and mother to ask him if you could address your “little monster” fans and stop them from writing libelous, slanderous and vile comments about my family, including death threats to Kelly. Your open letter is hypocritical and full of contradictions. And as your mother Cynthia supports you, I support my daughter Kelly.”

“I must say your opinions on what is politically correct and acceptable totally differ from mine, but that is what makes the world so interesting…we are all different. How sweet that you have empathy for my daughter, as you feel that she has taken a less passionate path in life. You say her work on ‘E!‘ with the ‘Fashion Police‘ is “rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another.” Welcome to the real world. Example, when I saw you wear a dress made out of raw meat, I was sickened. When I see you wearing fur, and using it as a fashion statement, the fact that defenseless animals have been killed so you can get your picture in the press is abhorrent to me. Shouldn’t you be teaching your “little monster” fans to respect animals and life? I don’t feel I have to justify Kelly’s choices in life to you. By your actions to Kelly right now, you have shown me that you are nothing more than a publicly seeking hypocrite and an attention seeker. You know it would have been much more dignified of you to do this privately. I am calling you a bully because you have 32 million followers hanging on your every word and you are criticizing Kelly in your open letter. Are you so desperate that you needed to make this public?”

“You state “Everyday, through my music and public voice I choose to be positive and work towards a kinder and braver world with our community of followers.” Well this obviously is not translating well to your fans, as a large portion of them have not only been vile to Kelly, but also other celebrities such as Madonna, Adele and Rihanna. “You say a kinder, braver world” I don’t know what world you live in, but supporting disgraceful fan comments doesn’t fall under the words “kinder and braver.” It comes under the heading of bullshit. In closing, stop wearing fur, stop looking for publicity, and stop using your fans to belittle not just Kelly but an endless stream of celebrities. A word from you would stop all the hideous, negative and vile threats from your “little monsters.” Let me know if you want to continue this debate. I’m an open playing field for you my darling. Sincerely, Sharon Osbourne.” Wow…who’s team are you on?

Lady Gaga Pens Open Letter To ‘Fashion Police’ Star Kelly Osbourne

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Lady Gaga posted quite a controversial, yet honest, open letter to ‘Fashion Police‘ presenter Kelly Osbourne on her ‘LittleMonsters.com‘ blog yesterday. The piece, which discussed Kelly‘s criticism of other peoples image, read:

“Dear Kelly, While I wish you had reached out to me personally, as the head of the ‘Born This Way‘ foundation with my mother Cynthia we would like to respond. Everyday, through my music and public voice I choose to be positive and work towards a kinder and braver world with our community of followers. I encourage them to ignore criticism, stand up to bullies, know their own value and see that we are all the same and no one person is worth more than another. I know I’m perceived as a wild child, but in reality I am woman that deeply cares for humanity. I have empathy for you Kelly, but I feel it culturally important to note that you have chosen a less compassionate path. Your work on ‘E!‘ with the ‘Fashion Police‘ is rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another. “Appearance” is the most used reason for bullying in the world. Your show breeds negativity, and over the years has even become comedic in nature. It glorifies you and Joan Rivers pointing in the camera, laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals.”

“What about your body revolution? It used to make me truly sad when I would hear people talk about your weight when you were younger, as I was bullied too. To see you blossoming into a beautiful slender woman who makes fun of others for a living is astounding. Why not help others? Why not defend others who are bullied for their image and share your story?”

“I am pointing this out not to take a crack at your character, as we’ve met before and you’re lovely. However, I urge you to take responsibility and accountability for the example that you are setting for young people. They look up to you because you are famous, and if you treat others that way on TV, many adolescents at home on Twitter assume your actions are acceptable: well if she does it, why can’t I? I cannot control my fans, and I discourage them from any negativity and violence, because that is wrong and hurtful — and I do feel baldy that your feelings were hurt. However, we can all do our part in the media to set a standard of respect, compassion, and love. I wish for you to be treated with the kindness and respect that everyone deserves. While some of my fans have learning to do, most of them share the same values as I, and it’s what bonds us together. And that bond is strong. PS. And to any media or celebrities that happen to find this letter in their path, I hope you, too, consider the power of your voices. Lets work together and make 2013 a year of unity. Sincerely, Gaga and Cynthia.”

No direct response from Kelly yet, although she has since tweeted about some guests on her show: “If you have not already fallen in love with @TheSaturdays you will after seeing them on this week’s @e_FashionPolice!”

Lady Gaga Offers Counselling Service On ‘Born Brave’ Tour Bus

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We all know that Lady Gaga has a big heart, but her thoughtfulness and care for her own fans is second to none. The spectacular singer has launched a new feature of her self-established ‘Born This Way Foundation‘…the ‘Born Brave‘ bus! It will be joining her on the road as she wraps up her ‘Born This Way Ball‘ tour over the next 3 months, and is headed across North America.

In a Twitter message, she explained its purpose: “For those wondering about the ‘counseling’ at the ‘BTW Ball Born Brave‘ pre-show, it will be a fun tailgating experience for monsters to unite. At the #BornBraveBus you have access to professional private or group chats about mental health, depression, bullying, school & friends. #BornBraveBus there will also be food and games, @djws and @ladystarlightny will DJ with host @BREEDLOVENYC to keep the experience fun. #BornBraveBus is a place where mental health and depression are taken seriously with no judgement, FREE real help available to all #BraverWorld. I feel like most kids don’t look for help because they feel embarrassed so mom and I wanted to break the stigmas around ‘help’ and make it fun.”