Oprah travels to New York for an exclusive look inside the apartment Lady Gaga grew up in and still calls home. For the first time ever, Gaga’s mother, Cynthia, breaks her silence on what it’s like to be the mom of the world’s most famous pop star. Tune in for the two-hour event Sunday, March 18, at 9/8c—only on OWN!
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The Material Girl isn’t totally smitten with her successor.
In an interview with the upcoming issue of Newsweek (as excerpted by the Daily Beast), Madonna slams Lady Gaga’s 2011 single “Born This Way” for its similarities to her 1989 hit “Express Yourself.”
“I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song ["Express Yourself"],” she tells the mag. “I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was… interesting.”
Madonna, 53, isn’t the first to question the originality of Gaga’s hit song. In April, NME asked the 25-year-old pop star if she thought “Born this Way” was a knockoff of Madonna’s song, and she was outraged. “I’m a songwriter. I’ve written loads of music,” she fumed. “Why would I try to put out a song and think I’m getting one over on everybody?”
She raged on: “What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about… If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I’m the first f***ing artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means that I‚m f***ing smart. Sorry.”
Gaga and Madonna, however, claim to be fans of each other’s work. In 2009, the duo even participated in a Saturday Night Live sketch together.
Lady GaGa is allegedly planning to move in with her current beau, Vampire Diaries actor Taylor Kinney.
According to The Sun, Kinney – who starred alongside GaGa in her You And I video – has agreed to live with the Marry The Night singer, with the pair viewing homes in New York.
A source revealed: “They’ve been looking for two places – one near his parents in Pennsylvania and one in the Big Apple.”
Last week, Lady G and Taylor were pictured walking arm-in-arm with each other in California playing online bingo, fuelling reports that they are an item after hooking up on set last July.
Kinney’s ex-girlfriend Brittany Sackett has since accused the eccentric superstar of pinching her man, telling Heat magazine that GaGa did her “a favour” after he apparently cheated on her with the Poker Face hitmaker.
Lady Gaga’s going public!
Born This Way Tour Tickets. In a series of just-released photos taken December 11, the 25-year-old songstress is finally acknowledging her romance with Vampire Diaries star Taylor Kinney.
Clad in a black mini dress and lace-up stiletto boots, the singer — who first met Kinney on the set of her “You and I” music video when he starred as her love interest and makeout partner — casually slung her arm over her boyfriend’s shoulder as they strolled along a California beach.
While the pair sure appear cozy in the new pics, a source close to Gaga tells Us Weekly they’re not super serious.
“They’re hooking up and getting to know each other,” explains the insider. “Gaga can’t be too committed because she works 24/7. But she thinks he’s supercute!”
Here is the official press release, thanks to Nathalie. Be sure to go on Facebook and RSVP to the event!
“The success of “Duets II” is due in part to Bennett’s insistence on doing each of the 17 tracks live in the studio with his partner rather than by exchanging digital files, making the performances more intimate and spontaneous. At 85, Bennett remains a hip role model able to bring out the best in his colleagues without compromising his standards.” – Associated Press
“Each of the megastar pairings with Tony Bennett on his second disc of duets is momentous.” – US Magazine
“Bennett’s latest sounds like a fantasy birthday party in full swing, one where an outrageously starry array of guests share the mic with a host as twinkling as ever.” – The Guardian
“Bennett is such a gracious collaborator whose style seems to work with whomever he’s sharing the mike. And while the material is classic, he and his partners give the impression that singing together is a genuine pleasure.” – USA Today
“Steven Tyler’s got nothing on this guy.” – American Songwriter
Tony Bennett is kicking off his “Duets II” release day with two slam-dunk song premieres. The Hollywood Reporter has the premiere for “When You Wish Upon a Star” with pint-sized classical singer Jackie Evancho while The Boot unveiled “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” with country stud Brad Paisley. Both songs are available exclusively on Target’s deluxe edition of “Duets II”.
Also in commemoration of his 85th birthday, Tony is introducing his own KOSS signature edition stereo headphones. This signature series comes with the Tony Bennett signature laden onto the headband and chromed earcups and, more notably, a downloadable copy of the new album, “Duets II”. The Signature Edition headphones are now available at select retailers and the official KOSS website.
This past Sunday, Tony gave his debut performance at the Metropolitan Opera with special guests Aretha Franklin, Alejandro Sanz, and Elton John, as well as an introduction from former president Bill Clinton. He sang many timeless hits including “The Best Is Yet to Come”, “Maybe This Time”, and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco”, even dedicating “The Good Life” to his beloved colleague Lady Gaga. Among those in the star-studded audience were Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Gere, Katie Couric, and Robert DeNiro.
“Duets II” produced by Phil Ramone follows up “Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic” CD, the 2006 Grammy winning best selling CD which became Bennett’s best selling recording to date. The album boosts an all-star cast of duet partners including Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Sheryl Crow, and Aretha Franklin.
What are you waiting for? Download your own copy of “Tony Bennett: Duets II” from iTunes now: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/duets-ii/id462337212
1. The Lady Is A Tramp with Lady Gaga
2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) with John Mayer
3. Body And Soul with Amy Winehouse
4. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore with Michael Bublé
5. Blue Velvet with k.d. lang
6. How Do You Keep The Music Playing with Aretha Franklin
7. The Girl I Love with Sheryl Crow
8. On The Sunny Side of the Street with Willie Nelson
9. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) with Queen Latifah
10. Speak Low with Norah Jones
11. This Is All I Ask with Josh Groban
12. Watch What Happens with with Natalie Cole
13. Stranger In Paradise with Andrea Bocelli
14. The Way You Look Tonight with Faith Hill
15. Yesterday I Heard The Rain with Alejandro Sanz
16. It Had To Be You with Carrie Underwood
17. When Do The Bells Ring For Me with with Mariah Carey
She’s done the dressed-like-a-guy thing. She’s done the egg thing. She’s even done the no-makeup thing.
But she hasn’t done the Times Square ball-dropping thing – until now.
Getting a (very) early jump on its New Year’s plans, ABC announced that Lady Gaga will perform in Times Square on the 40th anniversary version of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012.
Rockin’ Eve will also feature performances from the West Coast, with Fergie once again hosting in Los Angeles.
After performing in drag at the MTV Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga once again left the audience scratching their heads.
Now is your chance to find out what she’s thinking when it comes to her performances – and everything else!
Want to know who inspired her male alter-ego, Jo Calderone? If there’s anything she won’t wear? Or if she ever pictures herself becoming a mom?
Send your query to email@example.com – and be sure to include your name and hometown, too. You might see the answer featured in an upcoming issue of PEOPLE!
Grammy winner Lady Gaga is heading to Springfield for a guest gig on TV’s The Simpsons, the show’s star Yeardley Smith told Broadway.com. Smith (who voices Lisa Simpson and currently appears in off-Broadway’s Love, Loss and What I Wore) is returning to Los Angeles on August 22, her day off from the play, to record the episode with the singer.
“This is extraordinary! I’m stunned that she has time in her schedule that she’s coming to our studio to record,” Smith said. Previewing Gaga’s storyline, the actress said, “She’s playing herself, and [The Simpsons writers] describe her as the happiest, most optimistic person in the world. She comes to Springfield to try to cheer up Lisa, but she can’t.”
Lady Gaga’s appearance will air during the animated hit’s upcoming 23rd season. In a previous episode, an animated version of the “Bad Romance” singer (not voiced by Gaga) appeared on the show as Tony winner Elton John’s date to the Golden Globe Awards.
Smith should have plenty of conversational fodder, given Gaga’s love of Broadway, Smith’s current fashion-centric off-Broadway role and her plans to launch a shoe line. “I can’t wait to see what she wears!” the actress exclaimed.
Lady Gaga was “really devastated” to learn of Amy Winehouse’s death on July 23rd, she told Rolling Stone on Sunday while taking a break from recording a jazz duet of “The Lady is a Tramp” with Tony Bennett at a New York studio.
“It really affected me quite deeply,” she said. “Isn’t it strange to say ‘She is,’ and now I have to say ‘She was?’ I’m just really glad that we got to admire her and tell her how much we loved her when she was alive. I hope she knows now in Heaven, where she is, how much we all loved her.”
Bennett was the last to record with Winehouse, a duet of the 1930 classic “Body and Soul” in March at Abbey Road Studios in London. It will appear on his upcoming Duets II LP, out September 20th. “Everybody was apprehensive as to how it was going to go,” he said. “But she was really the best of all the young artists that I met in the current scene in the last 10 or 15 years. She was really singing true jazz. It’s just too tragic. I wanted to talk to her and tell her that if she doesn’t stop she’s going to die. I wanted to talk her out of the drugs, but unfortunately I never had a chance to talk to her.”
As she continued talking, Gaga’s eyes welled up. “I’m a huge fan,” she said. “She was my only hope when I was up and coming. Nobody knew who I was and I had no fans, no record label and everybody, when they met me, said I wasn’t pretty enough or that my voice was too low or strange. They had nowhere to put me. And then I saw her in Rolling Stone and I saw her live. I just remember thinking ‘Well, they found somewhere to put Amy…’”
Gaga added: “She’s really special. She just gave me a lot of hope and she deserved a lot better than what people gave her. And I hope that the world learns a lesson from this. I really hope they do. Because it’s not her lesson to learn – it’s the world’s.”
We want to thank her for all the love she gives us every day. Let the world know how united little monsters from all over the world are and that nobody will never stop our love.
That why, we’ve thought about your site to spread the word about our project, named #gagavideoworld. We want people to send a picture of them at the most remarkable place in their city (the name of the town must be included) while they’re holding ‘Born This Way’ album in their hands. We accept pictures with groups of people as well.
After that, we’ll edit a video including all the pictures received before August 31st (of course you’ll be included in the credits). People can send all pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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