It seems some old-school footage of Lady Gaga in 2008 getting inked by Kat Von D has made its way onto the Internet. As the season finale of Kat's show "L.A. Ink" wrapped up last night, E! News decided to uncover some footage of the one and only Mother Monster, blue latex spandex and all, getting a tat from the reality star.
So we decided to dig up some footage of Gaga from back in the day as well. That's right; we're bringing you footage of Gaga getting her zipper fixed by LC and Whitney, as she prepares to take the stage. It's from the same year as the Kat footage, 2008, when Gaga was in the early stages of her world domination. And, yes, she's wearing more latex. The girl really, really likes latex. We mean, she does look good in it.
"You know Lady Gaga; we put her on 'The Hills.' Do you remember that? Nobody remembers," Kelly Cutrone told us. "MTV has got to take credit for this right now because People's Revolution put Lady Gaga on TV before anybody ... She's on there and Lauren or Whitney, I think, they break her jumpsuit and you barely see me on this episode. I was hanging in the backroom."
Don't mind if we do, Kelly. Sorry, Kat! Read More...
Lady Gaga and her Haus, including honorary members fashion photographers Inez and Vindooh, hauled themselves to Nebraska to shoot her clip for "You and I," as well as bank a cover for Harper's Bazaar and also some character-centric fashion films based on the song and the Laurieann Gibson-directed video.
When MTV News caught up with Inez and Vinoodh, they explained all the hustle and bustle that went down in that cornfield and barn in Nebraska. "It's like she really gives so much," Inez recalled. "Sometimes we were shooting, it was like 3AM. and she's been on set forever and still you get an incredible performance – full of fire."
She added, "It was exciting, it was intense. It was 108 degrees, but it was exciting because there's so much energy. We had great people around us."
Each fashion film, including the first where she plays nymph Gaga, will focus on one of her "You and I" personas and they were all a pleasure to work with. "There wasn’t really one thing more interesting than the other," Inez added. "It's all her in her most happy moment. Making videos for her is like performance art … for her it's like making art. It’s a great exchange." Read More...
Over the course of her career, Lady Gaga has played many parts. And in her video for "You and I," she plays many more: a dude named Jo Calderone, a mermaid named Yuyi, a woodland nymph and, we're sure, somewhere in there she's even playing herself.
And it turns out that's true. You see, according to her Harper's Bazaar photographers/"You and I" fashion film directors Inez and Vinoodh, she is all those people and more. They're not actually characters, but different incarnations of Gaga's persona. So yes, under all the costumes and makeup, she is very much like the shoe-less, bare-faced nymph dancing in the Nebraskan cornfields featured in the clip.
"When you meet her she is so real and everything, any character that she does or any outfit that she puts on or any video she makes, it all comes from a real place inside," Inez revealed. "For her, this is one side of her." Read More...
Late last week, after much Twitter buzz, we asked if you Lady Gaga fans out there wanted her next single to be "Bloody Mary." The song started trending on Twitter last week when some tech-savvy Little Monsters pushed the hashtag #BloodyMary to convince Mother Monster that the song should be her next single – even though her latest Born this Way track, "You and I," only just cracked the top ten last week. There also seemed to be some consensus that the moody electro-pop song would work perfectly with a Halloween-themed video.
Well, you've spoken loud and clear. Check out the results of our Newsroom Poll after the jump and below, check out Born this Way producer Fernando Garibay talking about "Bloody Mary" and "Bad Kids."
From Hollywood Crush:
Lady Gaga knows how to pick hot leading men. I mean, she did cast Alexander Skarsgård in her "Paparazzi" video. So when we spotted "Vampire Diaries" actor Taylor Kinney in her "Yoü and I" clip, we figured it was Mother Monster just living out our dreams of making out with hot guys.
But now comes word that she's living out our dreams in real life. Sources tell People that Gaga and Taylor have taken their on-screen love off-screen and are "hooking up" in real life.
The two met in July when Lady Gaga was shooting the video in Nebraska, and since then were spotted over Labor Day weekend in Mission Viejo, Calif., where they "were hanging out."
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Lady Gaga's latest single "You and I" is only in its fifth week on the Billboard charts and reached its highest chart position yet this week (No. 6), but Little Monsters have already launched a campaign for what song should be next.
Earlier this week, fans of the "Born This Way" superstar got #BloodyMary trending on Twitter in an effort to convince the singer that the popular track from her latest album would be the perfect fifth single – and that dark, moody the song would be a perfect fit for a Halloween-style video.
While discussing Born This Way in-depth with MTV News, producer Fernando Garibay revealed "Bloody Mary" is a "very personal" song to Gaga. The demo was originally developed and recorded by Gaga and co-producer DJ White Shadow in Los Angeles and later finished by Gaga, Shadow and Garibay, though it "stayed pretty much intact as the original demo. It's a beautiful song."
"['Bloody Mary' is] another super cool record. This is another one that started on a White Shadow track," he recalled. "I remember [Gaga] played this to me in Australia and we sat down and ... opened up the track and she started singing [the melody and lyrics] to it."
Do you think "Bloody Mary" should be Gaga's next single? Vote in our poll after the jump. Read More...
Fashion Week kicks off today in New York City and we are excited. We're not big fashionistas or anything – we are currently rocking the stylings of the Gap and H&M … jealous? – but we love seeing people decked out in their craziest couture hitting the streets of NYC to check out shows by the biggest names in the fashion game.
Fashion Week also reminds us to show a little love to our fave sartorial superstars. Music's biggest and boldest are always setting the trends in the fashion world, so we decided to give our favorite trendsetters a shout out on this holiest of holy weeks.
Lady Gaga – Who needs pants?
Mother Monster has had a massive influence on fashion – so much so that her stylist/fashion director Nicola Formichetti has himself become a huge name in the clothes game. Formichetti is the creative director for French fashion house Mugler and is opening a pop up shop in NYC's Soho neighborhood where he will sell limited-edition pieces from Mugler, Uniqlo and Haus of Gaga. But Gaga's most obvious contribution to the fashion game can be seen in the abundance of leg that has overtaken America. While donning a leotard for work probably violates most people's office dress codes, the pop star's propensity for going pantless made short shorts a must have for ladies (and many urban gentlemen) this summer. With cooler weather approaching, we're thinking the trend will fade out soon … and probably be replaced with the bare-faced thing she's been rocking lately.
Adele – The return of the little black dress
From her soaring voice to her 60s-inspired, ginger biscuit-colored locks, everything about Adele is classic – right down to her preference for rocking simple black dresses like the one she wore to perform her latest No. 1 hit, "Someone Like You," at the VMAs (check it out above). Some may complain that she doesn't change it up enough, but we say phooey to all that. What's the number one rule in fashion? Stick to what works. And when it comes to Adele, the classic black dress works like gangbusters.
Lady Gaga's bare-faced Harper’s Bazaar cover certainly is making headlines, mostly because the singer appears fresh-faced and makeup-less on the fashion magazine's cover. For someone as stylized as Gaga, it feels like a whole new look for the always-evolving pop superstar.
Gaga always appears as a new version of herself on every magazine she graces. She's been Goth, ethereal, hyper-feminine, hyper-masculine and everything in between. It seems that she's always willing to experiment with her look and with the norms people expect from her. But this new look is perhaps her most unexpected: It's just her, as herself.
It's a look she touched on for her Vanity Fair cover back in August 2010. For that cover she appeared in just a long, gray wig wearing only a choker and some black eyeliner. She certainly stripped down her usually over-the-top look for the magazine.
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By Sterling Wong
By now, it’s really not that surprising to find Lady Gaga making the Top 10 of some list magazines always come up with: She was the top artist in Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2010, No. 1 in Forbes annual list of the 100 most powerful celebrities in the world, and, once again, No. 1 in DoSomething’s "Celebs Gone Good" list for her strong advocacy for social causes. But the latest list that Gaga makes is a little more unexpected: The 25-year-old is No. 9 in Vanity Fair's 2011 New Establishment list.
According to a press release from the esteemed magazine, the New Establishment list represents an "innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies and entrepreneurs, who quite often sport hoodies, floppy hair and backpacks.” Gaga sporting a hoodie and a backpack? Wash your mouth out! Actually, Gaga joins the much-more-likely-to-be-wearing-hoodies billionaires Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter on the list because of her budding entrepreneurial efforts in the world of technology.
Yes, somehow despite her busy schedule of being an international pop superstar and fashion icon, Gaga manages to squeeze some time in her day to do business. Gaga the businesswoman (Boss Monster?) has no less than four concurrent business deals: She’s an investor in Blackplane, a social network for celebrities, creative director of Polaroid, and has partnered with Zynga to create a “GagaVille” videogame and with Monster to produce her own line of to-die-for headphones that were showcased in the "Bad Romance" video. To sum up: Gaga rules us all. Read More...
You sure did love
Jo Calderone Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars!
We asked which 2011 MTV Video Music Awards performance was your favorite and, as usual, you responded like gangbusters. We received 286,579 votes in just 27 hours (it was originally supposed to be 24 on the nose, but you guys were still voting so we didn’t want to screw up the fun), and while everyone got a little love, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga accounted for just over 94 percent of the total tally. BOOM!
While we’re not surprised that Gaga and Mars dominated (there’s no denying that both performances was fantastic), we are a little shocked that our girl Beyonce didn’t snag a little more attention. Baby bump reveal aside, she sounded amazing during her simple-but-lively take on the amazing 4 album track “Love on Top.”
Maybe next time, Bey. For now, things are coming up Mars and Gaga. Check out who took the crown as well as the final breakdown of all voting results, after the jump. Read More...