By Jessica Hyndman
There's nothing quite as timeless, or bad-ass, as the classic "hot chick on a motorcycle" photo. It's become a quintessential ploy in not only selling bikes, but solidifying any woman's hardcore reputation. Lady Gaga has dutifully spun this time-honored masterpiece modern by turning herself into a motorcycle for the cover of her highly-anticipated "Born This Way" album. In honor of her immortalization as a chopper, we've dug through the past to present some great females on bikes. From Jessica Alba to Megan Fox, motorcycles are an integral part of the tough-chick status.
Angelina Jolie has forever ingrained her position at the top of the list of bike riding bad-ass women. Few can forget her moves in the "Tomb Raider" series or self-performed stunts in "Salt," and she actually rides outside of the big screen with-or-without husband Brad Pitt.
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Megan Fox became the new-age ultimate biker babe when "Transformers 2" hit theaters. Carrying over the rugged image of Mikaela Banes working under the hood of a car, Fox hops on the back of an orange Aprili toting co-star Shia LaBeouf. Read More...
For anyone who is familiar with the Lady Gaga aesthetic, it usually involves no pants, platinum-blond wigs with blunt bangs, lots of sparkles and — during one costume change on her Fame Ball tour — a dress made entirely of bubbles. It's the segment of the show she appropriately calls "the bubble installation."
They're not actual bubbles, but rather plastic balls formed into one of Gaga's now-famous leotards. But Gaga didn't think of the bubble leotard herself; it's a knockoff. The similar look was originally seen on Hussein Chalayan's spring 2007 runway show and later re-created by Gaga because she liked the look but couldn't afford it.
Hey, Lady Gaga — you're confusing me! MTV News loves you. You're on the top of the world right now, with two #1 Billboard singles this year. Madonna just boogied down at your show on Monday. And then you go ahead and say something that leaves me scratching my head: The Jonas Brothers are the new Beatles.
How can I put this gently? No! Hells to the no!
In an interview with British tabloid the Daily Star, Gaga revealed that the inspiration for her album, The Fame, was the Fab Four. Read More...
Over the weekend, MTV News' Steven Roberts and I stopped by the Lady Gaga concert at New York's Terminal 5 to catch the hottest name in pop perform in front of a packed audience of die-hard and new Gaga fans alike — oh yeah, Madonna was there as well!
Yes, the Queen of Pop had come to see (and possibly take notes about) the new pop princess, who hit the stage in a number of outfits starting with her bubble-inspired costume and closing out with a strange yellow Jetsons-inspired dress.
It was the first time I had seen the mystical Lady Gaga perform live, and I must say I was impressed from the get-go. The girl knows how to put on a show.
By Nicole Guanlao and Whitney Benta
Lady Gaga's concert at Terminal 5 in New York on Saturday was quite a spectacle. The "Poker Face" singer went through six costume changes, but three ensembles really stood out in our minds: She donned an outfit made entirely of plastic bubbles while playing on a piano filled with bubble-like balls; she also wore a yellow futuristic dress with pointy shoulder pads, and a Britney Spears "Toxic"-inspired flesh-tone leotard with a police hat.
During the show, Gaga gave a shout-out to her good friend Marc Jacobs. Marc wasn't in the building, but his presence was definitely felt: For Gaga's fifth outfit change, Jacobs created custom Louis Vuitton Graffiti leggings for her dancers, and Gaga rocked a pair of Louis Vuitton stilettos to match. One day we only hope to have friends that design for Louis Vuitton — clearly Lady Gaga is having the time of her life!
Not only can she pull off the craziest styles, but she's quite the performer too. Read More...
Why isn't it surprising that "The Office" boss Michael Scott listens to Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" while cruising around in his car with the top down? Michael (Steve Carell) likes to pretend he knows what's hip, even as he makes you feel uncomfortable with how incredibly uncool he really is.
Dundler Mifflin's Scranton branch manager has always entertained us with his musical taste. Take his ringtones, for instance: It's been everything from Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" to the supremely annoying "Mambo No. 5."
Michael also enjoys the occasional mixtape, or as he likes to call it a "CD mixtape," which actually sort of makes sense. There was the time Michael held a charity auction, and in order to hype the Bruce Springsteen tickets he didn't really have, he asked warehouse guy Darryl to make a mixtape, listing songs by Huey Lewis and the News instead of the Boss. Read More...
By Rya Backer
Hey, ladieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees! (And the rest of you.) We've got a bunch of stories today, and just a few happen to be about some of our favorite females.
Did you see Lady Gaga and her piano made of bubbles last night on "American Idol"? Well, the 23-year-old pop princess made news yesterday when her first two singles, "Just Dance" and newer hit "Poker Face," both reached #1. The last artist to do the same was Christina Aguilera (who's copying whom now?). Our very own Jocelyn Vena gave us the rundown on Gaga's best looks.
Speaking of looks, Zooey Deschanel and Katy Perry share a certain retro aesthetic, and the actress has had about enough of the comparisons.
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Disco queen Lady Gaga may be proving she's more than just a blond wig and leotard now that she is ruling the Billboard charts. But, for many, including those who continue to copy her look (see Christina Aguilera and Nicole Richie), she will always be a fashion icon. And her performance of "Poker Face" on last night's "American Idol" brought her unique style to even more viewers.
She's said herself that she's as much a performance artist as a singer, and as her popularity grows, so does her onstage look. Out of her many crazy (usually pantsless) getups, we've chosen our five favorites. It was hard to narrow them down, but here they are, in no particular order:
1. Laura Ashley body armor: Gaga seamlessly combined granny panties, a Laura Ashley print (how conservative!), a body-armor-like top and a napkin for a hat at the 2009 BRIT Awards. Read More...
By now, you're probably aware that the new Christina Aguilera bares a startling resemblance to the new "next big thing in electro-pop," Lady Gaga (a.k.a. "You know, that one girl ... the blond one ... no, not Robyn. I think she's foreign or something. No, not Peaches. No, not DJ Rap either"). And you were probably aware of this without even knowing who Lady Gaga was. Such is the power of the Interweb.
But in the rare case that you are positively, totally mystified by all the chatter, well, there's a side-by-side comparison in the right corner of this story: a promo photo of Gaga is on the left, a still from Xtina's 2008 VMA performance on the right. As you can see, there's plenty that's similar between the two — the bangs, the long blond hair and, of course, the penchant for lightning bolts drawn on or near the eyes. The fact that Gaga has been rocking this look for longer than Aguilera has plenty of folks in the blogosphere up in arms, primarily because they have nothing better to do with their time.