October 9, 2013 |
Lady Gaga has revealed an eye-catching cover for her coming "Artpop" album designed by visual artist Jeff Koons. The cover shows a life-like sculpture of a nude Gaga spliced with images of Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus. " Between her splayed legs rests a metallic, blue ball, a nod to Koons' stainless-steel balloon animals. "I'm nervous&excited to share something that's such a piece of my heart," Gaga tweeted before releasing the album art. "Something I cherish deeply.
December 13, 2009 |
Almost immediately after she deposited herself in a corner booth at L'Espalier, the restaurant at Boston's Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the December afternoon after the first American date of her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga made a confounding statement. "I don't see myself as ever being like anybody else," said the 23-year-old known to her mom (eating lunch nearby) as Stefani Germanotta. "I don't see myself as an heir." Yet there she was, in a blond Hollywood bob and black tuxedo-bra combo much like the costumes Madonna wore 20 years ago, discussing a show that conjures the spirits of Michael Jackson, David Bowie and the punk-rock drag queens of downtown New York and promoting music -- the newly expanded edition of her 2008 debut album, "The Fame," greatly enriched by eight new songs and repackaged as "The Fame Monster" -- that pays blatant homage to ABBA, Queen, Eurodisco and Marilyn Manson.
September 12, 2012 |
Lady Gaga has paid tribute to her friend and frequent collaborator Terry Richardson in light of his mother's recent death. Richardson, a photographer who captures Gaga behind the scenes so often that the pair released a coffee table book of candid images, announced Tuesday that his mother, Annie Lomax, had passed away. Gaga showed support using a favorite medium: her hair. "I did it for u Terry," Gaga wrote in a post to LittleMonsters.com, including a photo, above, of her head shaved in the back to resemble Richardson's hairline.
July 31, 2012 |
Call it "Meet the Parents: Lady Gaga Edition. " Pop star Gaga and brooding actor Taylor Kinney broke off their romance in May, only to reunite a month later. Things have been going so well since, it would appear the the couple has been making family introductions. Gaga accompanied Kinney to his brother's weekend wedding, according to a Ministry source, at the picturesque Westlake Village Inn, a Mediterranean hotel by the sprawling grounds of the Westlake Golf Course in Westlake Village. Arriving Friday evening for a rehearsal dinner, Gaga and Kinney instantly attracted the attention of guests and staff.
July 26, 2012 |
The following are some of the Lady Gaga-branded items available for purchase in her official Web store: a USB drive, headphones, tote bags, stickable "body beadz," Christmas cards, sunglasses, temporary tattoos and Bluetooth sets. Noticeably lacking? Action figures. Now, efforts to develop a new Gaga action figure have hit a serious snag. Multiple outlets have reported that MGA Entertainment, the company behind the popular, snotty Bratz doll toy line, has filed a $10-million lawsuit against the pop star.
November 20, 2013 |
She asked for applause , and she got it -- though perhaps quite a bit less than she'd hoped for. Lady Gaga's "Artpop" entered the Billboard 200 on Wednesday at No. 1, the singer's second chart-topper following "Born This Way" in 2011. Whereas "Born" sold 1.1 million copies in its first week in sales -- thanks in part to an Amazon promotion that offered the album for 99 cents -- "Artpop" moved merely 258,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That wasn't terribly more than Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," which dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 on second-week sales of 210,000.
January 11, 2013 |
Because Pop & Hiss knows you really care, we wanted to bring you the latest in the ongoing Osbourne-Gaga tiff. In the newest round of score-settling, Sharon Osbourne has been using her Facebook page to dress down Lady Gaga for remarks that Lady Gaga made about Sharon's daughter Kelly. This followed an earlier bout of acrimony after Kelly in a magazine interview called Gaga's fans "the worst. " The tiff started years ago and ramped up over remarks Kelly once made about Gaga's apparent weight gain.
May 26, 2010
Staples Center Lady Gaga, March 28, 2011 (Wed.) Gibson Amphitheatre Alejandro Fernandez, Sept. 3 (Fri.) Mayan Theater Gogol Bordello, June 21-22 (now) El Rey Theatre Cynic, July 22; Yoshida Brothers, Aug. 1; Boris, Aug. 27 (now) House of Blues Everytheory, June 17; Hollywood Live, June 18 (Thurs.); Highway 61, June 9; Thrash and Burn featuring Asking Alexandria and more, July 27 (Sat.) House of Blues Anaheim Tainted Love, July 29 (Fri.
March 11, 2014 |
There's good news and bad news if you're interested in, say, seeing Lady Gaga in Austin, Texas, on Thursday. First, the bad news. To secure entry into the concert, which is sponsored by a snack food company and part of the South by Southwest festival and conference, one must complete any number of social media stunts. The good news, however, is one doesn't need to be in Austin to watch the concert at all. Lady Gaga's Thursday night appearance at the relatively intimate Stubb's BBQ -- if a venue with a capacity of just more than 2,000 can be considered intimate -- is only one of many South by Southwest music events that will be available online.
January 22, 2013 |
It seems like only yesterday that Lady Gaga was celebrating 20 million Twitter followers from her No. 1 perch atop the microblogging site, with Justin Bieber chugging along in second place with more than 18 million. OK, it wasn't exactly yesterday, it was last March , but you get the idea. Now, though, oh, how the tables have turned: With follower counts currently north of 33 million each, Bieber has finally passed Gaga to take the Twitter crown. As of Tuesday around noon they were separated by less than 10,000 followers, which is officially Only A Smidgen of separation when you get up into 33-million-plus territory, but it was good enough for the Internet to declare Bieber No. 1 in the Twitterverse.