This Friday, October 24th at 9 p.m., the very-special Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! will air on PBS as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. The two megastars share the stage for an hour-long show, singing from their new duets album of Great American Songbook standards, Cheek to Cheek. The performance on PBS will include both duets and solo performances.
Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters who purchased tickets to her concerts in Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia are clearly poor unfortunate souls. The Mother Monster herself canceled both gigs due to bronchitis, and she blamed a very unlikely fictional character for her illness: Ursula from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Gaga took to Twitter to share the news that she had to pull out of the gigs; check out what the little mermaid herself had to say:
I'm devastated I'm unable to perform this week. Ursula took my mermaid voice I've come down with horrible Bronchitis. pic.twitter.com/lE8xEaouH7
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 28, 2014
She later apologized again, saying that she’d make it up to the Little Monsters who purchased tickets.
Hey, Disney: here’s an idea. What about casting the Mother Monster herself in that live remake of The Little Mermaid you keep kicking around? Just a thought…
- First Lena Dunham, now Lady Gaga: See her un-Photoshopped Versace ads here. Her skin is definitely a more normal color without retouching. [Jezebel]
- Tiny Fey is the newest spokesperson for Garnier Skincare! Let’s hope skincare ads stop being so darn serious. [Digital Journal]
- Lorde is so much cooler than the any of us were at age 17. Here she is in Teen Vogue, sans black lipstick. [Teen Vogue]
I’m going to be brief here, because there are only a few spots left for Saturday’s Lady Gaga Cardio Pop Workshop with Philly Dance Fitness. The 90-minute dance class will get you seriously sweaty as you learn routines to some of Gaga’s biggest hits.
The class is at the Arts Parlor in South Philly at 1170 South Broad Street, starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday. It’s $25 to join the fun.
Oh, and by the way, PDF founder Deborah Hirsch will be teaching a version of this class at our upcoming Be Well Philly Boot Camp on June 7th. Actually, it’ll be this class on steroids, because the Cardio-Pop Dance class she’s planning for Boot Camp will be a mashup of her routines from PDF’s Timberlake/Gaga/Beyonce/Michael Jackson master classes. So you definitely don’t want to miss that.
- Forget dark-wash. For spring, denim is best in light blue. These are 17 pairs you need now. [Fashionista]
- Lady Gaga covered Porter magazine and looks … normal? [Huffington Post]
- Here are the pillowcases you need for every beauty issue (breakouts, wrinkles) you’ve got. [Into the Gloss]
Can this week get any more diva-fabulous? We had just started putting our brains back together after Beyoncé blew our minds last Friday when, last night, Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga decide to duet on The Voice. Mind. Blown. Smitherines.
Following in Miley’s footsteps (that had to hurt a little), Lady Gaga took on the hosting and performance duties during this Saturday’s airing of Saturday Night Live, showing us that she’s quite the thespian. Here, I roundup some of Momma Monster’s best, worst and downright ugliest moments from the broadcast.
Before I start my rant on Lady Gaga’s just-released ARTPOP, I need to make one thing clear: I’m no Little Monster. Don’t get me wrong, I lived for Gaga during The Fame-era. The girl had me dreaming of disco sticks for days on end. One of my favorite earlier Gaga songs is “Fashion,” a super gay (and super under-appreciated) track from the film Confessions Of A Shopaholic. It’s hard to believe that was only five years ago. Back then, Gaga’s music felt new and had a fresh sound that had all us gay kids bluffin’ with our muffins. Then things started to go south. I was fine with the meat dress at the VMAs, but that weird egg hatch at the Grammys? Then came Born This Way, which, title track aside, was a long and exhausting production of preach-y lyrics and pranc-y beats. Throw in those weird American Horror Story-worthy faces she makes on stage and her recently announced plans to perform in space, and we have a performer who’s taking this fame-is-art-art-is-fame thing way too far. I find myself longing for the days of sick beats and poker faces and, ARTPOP is none of those. It’s simply too much art and not enough pop.
US Weekly reports:
[Lady Gaga] is set to blast off in a Virgin Galactic ship and belt out a single track during the Zero G Colony high-tech musical festival in New Mexico. “She has to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere,” says a source, who adds that the diva’s glam squad will join her in the shuttle.
Today, Lady Gaga released a new track from her upcoming album ARTPOP, a duet with R. Kelly called “Do What U Want.” The single’s cover art features Momma Monster capitalizing on all the big-booty talk she received after the VMAs in August, showing her bent over wearing a flowery g-string.
On the mid-tempo track Gaga sings “So do what you want / What you want with my body / Do what you want / Don’t stop, let’s party.” Really, Gaga? You’re saying that to R. Kelly? Hope you like golden showers!