2015 Academy Awards Roundup: And The Winner of Most Boring Awards Show Of The Year Goes To…

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Neil Patrick Harris and Anna Kendrick during the Oscar’s opening number.

Neil Patrick Harris: I love you, but you were just dreadful last evening, despite your brief stint (no pun intended) in your underwear. Patricia Arquette totally rocked out major girl power. Gaga wore strange red gloves and then surprised the hell out of people later when she totally nailed an entire medley from The Sound of Music. People were uncontrollably bored as a whole. That essentially captures the highlights of last evening’s Academy Awards ceremony, which dragged on and on and on and on. The show finally came to life during a rousing performance of “Glory” by John Legend and Common during the last hour of the night, and the aforementioned Gaga number. Here, to save you the trouble of watching the first two and a half hours of the show on your DVR before things got really good, are our picks for the good, the bad, and the ugly of the night. Read more »

Tickets to Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at Borgata Go On Sale at 10AM

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It’s Mother Monster like you’ve never heard her before: The epic duo of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are coming to the Borgata in Atlantic City on July 24 with their “Cheek to Cheek” tour, and tickets go on sale at 10AM this morning.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a giant rock, most likely you’ve heard and seen Gaga and Tony perform classic jazz hits from their duo album, which just won a Grammy on Sunday evening. It’s been said once, but it is worth saying again: This is amazing music, and we finally get to hear Gaga reach vocal heights outside of her pop routines. Case in point:

And we can’t forget the iconic Tony Bennett. At 88 years old, he can still croon like none other. The event is a perfect compliment to the Atlantic City resort’s new OUT at Borgata LGBT initiative, which includes plenty of travel and entertainment opportunities.

Tickets to the show run $125-250, and can be purchased here.

Borgata Launches Major LGBT Initiative With a Celebration Weekend

Kathy Griffin will headline the OUT at Borgata March weekend.

Kathy Griffin will headline the OUT at Borgata March weekend.

If you’re looking for a gay getaway, Atlantic City’s Borgata and Water Club are rolling out the rainbow carpet … literally. The luxury resort, which features a casino, two hotels, and multiple spas, is launching an OUT at Borgata initiative, and they’ve got a killer March party planned with headline entertainment all weekend long. Read more »

2015 Grammy Awards Recap: The Good, The Bad, and the Extremely Ugly

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Madonna looked like a hooker and Lady Gaga was best dressed (no, she wasn’t wearing a gown made of meat). Annie Lennox essentially owned the night and Kim Kardashian donned something that looked like she pulled it out of a Best Western closet and Bedazzeled it. Yes, this all sounds like an alternative universe, but it pretty much captures the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday evening. Sure, there were dozens of performances, but, let’s be honest: Who watches the Grammys for the music? Below you’ll find our picks for the evening’s most memorable moments, including the Material Girl’s assless outfit and a certain celebrity who looked like a defunct Muppet.  Read more »

DJ Carl Michael Presents: 10 Spooky Songs For Your Gay Halloween Shenanigans

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For years, I have had the honor of DJing on Gay Christmas (aka Halloween, aka the holiday that gives masculine fellas the excuse to put on heels). The most fun part for me is bringing out some of my favorite classic spooky tunes to create the perfect soundtrack for the night of all nights.

Here are just a few of the songs to add to your Halloween party playlist, or to blare in the car on your way to your favorite nightclub or party. Merry Gay Christmas!

You can find the playlist on Spotify, or enjoy each track in the videos and playlist after the jump.

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Set Your DVR: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet Concert Airing Friday On PBS

Great Performances: "Cheek to Cheek"

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.

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Lady Gaga Cancels Concerts, Blames Ursula

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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:

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…

 

Market Report: Here are Lady Gaga’s Un-Photoshopped Versace Ads

  • MR29First 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]

More fun news straight ahead.

To Do: Lady Gaga Dance Workshop This Weekend

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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.

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