Archive: Lady Gaga

PHOTOS: Glamour Magazine chooses Lady Gaga as their “Woman of the Year”

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Glamour Magazine chose Lady Gaga for their December issue, naming her the “Woman of the Year.”

Gaga wore a beautiful gold Gucci wrap for the cover. Inside the magazine, Gaga opens up about how she doesn’t consider herself “conventionally beautiful,” but she’s grown to love who she is on the inside, rather than the outside.

“If there was some sort of mathematical equation for beauty, I don’t know if I would be the algorithm,” Lady Gaga tells Andy Cohen, who interviewed her for the Glamour story. “I’ve always been OK with that. I’m not a supermodel. That’s not what I do. What I do is music. I want my fans to feel the way I do, to know what they have to offer is just as important, more important, than what’s happening on the outside.”

“I’m confident in who I am,” she adds. “I’ve come to a place in my life where I’ve accepted things that are me, as opposed to feeling pressure to explain myself to people around me. That’s just the way I’ve always tried to be. It didn’t change when I became a star.”

Speaking of becoming a star, Lady Gaga didn’t just leave behind her normal day-to-day life, she let go of her real name: Stefani Germanotta. The “Applause” singer admits she only allows family and close friends to call her Stefani.

“I’m both all the time. Gaga and Stefani are my nicknames. I guess when people meet me for the first time and call me Stefani, it bothers me. Because it’s something that’s reserved for only the people who are closest to me,” she explains. “It’s not because I don’t like my given name; it’s that I became somebody else. I became somebody else for a reason, you know. This is part of what my message is — you can become whoever you want to be, to escape your past.”

I think she looks great on the cover, believe it or not. I think she can be so much MORE beautiful when she’s not looking like this. I don’t know why she tries so hard to be “artsy,” it just comes off as plain weird. But in these pictures, she looks great!

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PICS: Lady Gaga lands the October cover of Elle Magazine!

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Lady Gaga lands the October cover of Elle Magazine, and inside she opens up about why she uses the name Lady Gaga, her struggles as an artist in the beginning, and recovering from her hip surgery.

On handling pressure: “What are you talking about, pressure? I’m great under pressure. I’m a warrior. I’m Rocky, round 12.”

The difference between Gaga’s high-priestess act and the girl who spends time with her family: “I am—Stefani is—a perpetually tortured artist. That’s why I changed my name. I can’t be her in public. She would be a mess!”

On raging against the critics who question the authenticity of her early struggles: “Everyone is so cynical—that I can’t purely love my fans, or share an honest story about my past, without someone asking me if I really, truly struggled. Do you know how much dirt I ate? Do you know the men I had to crawl through, the people that disrespected my body, my mind, my heart?”

How she used her forced hiatus to “go back to the core” and prepare to prove herself all over again—this time not just as a pop star but as a pop artist to prepare for her new album Artpop: “I went to look back to myself being 19, with all my Warhol books and all my Yoko Ono and John Lennon CDs, my Rolling Stones CDs and my Bowie…, and I said, what would she want me to do right now? Well she’d want you to call Jeff Koons and Robert Wilson and Marina Abramović and Inez and Vinoodh…And that’s what I did!”

Earlier today I commented on how much she drives me nuts, and this article isn’t helping the matter. Every time she talks about herself, she talks about her struggles – and how much crap she had to endure to get where she is. We get it – Gaga – it wasn’t easy to get where you are. You can stop talking about it now.

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Lady Gaga covers V Magazine: “Does anyone really know what I went through to get here?”

Lady Gaga covers V Magazine for the bazillionth time. They love her… Lady Gaga is EVERYWHERE these days. I’m already sick of her, and her album isn’t even out yet. She’s promoting HEAVILY the new album, and here’s more of that.

There will be 4 Gaga covers, and V Magazine has only released two so far. I actually don’t mind them – and the one above isn’t half bad! She looks like Joan Jet. Or Kristen Stewart playing Joan Jet. I can’t tell. There isn’t much from the interview yet, but here’s what I’ve got.

She wants to be many icons, in many forms: “I thought about Pop Art and how the dominant subject matter was always the celebrity or the pop-culture icon on the canvas, and then I thought to myself, But what I have tried endlessly to become through my work is a celebration of my differences through art, with myself as the canvas, as opposed to me as the subject matter, being put on the canvas. I don’t want to be an icon in just one form. I want to be an icon in many forms. So that’s where it began.”

Her look on the cover: “That look was very hard for me because that is how I looked when I was 19 until I was 21 years old … Maybe longer. I got my hair cut like that when I was 18 and all these really painful things happened during this time.”

She has the ability to endure pain: “I have an ability to experience pain for long periods of time – to endure it, whether it’s mental pain or physical pain. I think it’s because of my discipline as a child. I studied piano and then theater and then dance, so I have this ability to endure long periods of pain. But as a result, when I became an adult at 18, I allowed myself to stay in bad situations because I was able to take the pain. Although I was able to withstand a challenge for that period of time in my youth, the results were destructive. I was left a shell. Does anyone really know what I went through to get here?”

Overcoming an eating disorder and a drug problem: “Art was always the thing that drove me forward in these challenging and painful circumstances.”

This girl really drives me nuts. I think she’s so pretentious it’s painful. I think there must be a better way to handle fame and whatnot than what she does. I’ve gotta hand it to her – it DID get her to where she is now…. but I find myself rolling my eyes at her constantly.

Yesterday she released an incredibly bizarre video of herself telling us to not buy into all the criticism over her new single. She also tweeted this: “Dont focus on ANY blogger criticism. I have been a producer/songwriter/musician for over 10 years. Trust the artist bloggers are not critics… #STOPHarassingTheArtist we are here to entertain you.”

Yesterday afternoon she stepped out with a bunch of paint all over her face. All in the name of art, of course. Zzzzz.

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NSFW: Lady Gaga goes completely naked in bizarre new “Abramovic Method” yoga video.

Lady Gaga has just released her most revealing video to date. The singer has gone completely naked in this new video, promoting the “Abramovic Method,” which is “a series of exercises designed to heighten participants’ awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment.” I suppose this is most effective when you’re completely nude?

The video also serves as a promotion for a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the Mariana Abramovic Institute. The Kickstarter campaign has already raised over $220,000 from over 1,000 people.

Lady Gaga has been a longtime fan of performance artist Marina Abramovic, who was a collaborator on Gaga’s new album, ARTPOP. “I’m obsessed with this woman,” Gaga says of Marina in a 2010 interview. “She is so incredible.”

I became aware of Marina about a year ago, after watching her HBO documentary, “The Artist Is Present.” It was actually an incredibly fascinating documentary, I think you all should watch it!

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