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Oct 20 2016
Gaga Has Had It Up To Here With Generous Comparisons To Madonna Comments (0)

Jesus, Lady Gaga is just incapable of being humble. Ever.

Her single flopped—and I liked it!—and now, when asked about Madonna, which admittedly is a troll-worthy question, she has this to say: 

You know what, Gaga? You're not a genius. You're not David Bowie, you're not Stevie Wonder, you're not Michael Jackson, you're not Prince ... and you, not-so-nice lady, are not Madonna.

Lady Gaga has real, and measurable, talent, but she is stuck on her own hype that she is some kind of musical wunderkind, that what she does is utterly unique and spellbinding. When she was reading Born This Way, it was heralded as the Second Coming—and wound up being the Second Coming of “Express Yourself.” When she was preparing to foist ARTPOP on us, she raved about how genius it would be, a hubristic move that bit her in the ass. And she has not learned. She simply can not see herself in the proper context, can not accept that to be compared to Madonna is a compliment.

She raved about Madonna before their rift, and now acts like Madonna is some kindly grandmother with whom she shares no common ground?

Madonna plays instruments and is a songwriter. She has had a hand in every aspect of her career, including cooking up many of her own melodies. She is an unsurpassable live performer. She has done too many things first and best to sweat it when the latest throne-coveters approach, like Nosferatu, witchy fingers elongated in the shadows of deception.

But whether you don't care for Madonna, even if you think the rivalry is tired (IT IS), you've got to admit Gaga's defensiveness in the above clip is churlish and beneath her. “Nice lady?” Fuck off. I guess it's not so surprising that so many of her followers take time out to wish AIDS on Gaga's critics—I have the many receipts!—considering she really does emanate assholishness underneath her fake veneer.

Okay, I'm officially back off her. Man, I wish we could just go back to her The Fame Monster era and start over.

6-PACK — Alaska: First Lady Gaga Of Fashion + Death Of A Snapchat Queen + Trump's Bigliest Debate Blunder + Sullivan Declares Trump Devastated + Ivanka's Seeking Some Mixed-Race Meat + Guy Pearce Takes Erection Well! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAlaska teaches you how to steal Lady Gaga's rock-chick-real-girl look.

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*widget boy cultureAndrew Sullivan, no Clintonista, says Hillary devastated Trump, calls his performance disqualifying.

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*widget boy cultureGuy Pearce throws massive wood in the presence of Kylie Minogue!

Oct 07 2016
HEAT INDEX — The Men Of LAZY EYE + Backed Up + Mario Hauzenberger + Nyle DiMarco + Hot Tracks + Alex Hager + Levi Karter + Maxwell Caulfield + Speedo Boys + Casey Jackson! Comments (0)

Lazy_eyeLucas Near-Verbrugghe & Aaron Costa Ganis hook up in Lazy Eye (Movie still via T42)

LAZY FOR YOU: Tim Kirkman's sexy gay romantic drama Lazy Eye is coming in November.

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MARIO HAUZENBERGER: Gets exposed in his FU Underwear!

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NYLE DiMARCO STRIPPED: How ya doin', (Team-)M8?

GUY SCHEIMAN IS MUSIC TO MY EYES: Plus, the Lady Gaga remix is insane!


 SMILES AWAY: Celebrate #NationalSmileDay with Levi Karter:

OLIVIA HATES GREASE 2: So she sez. Even though it gave us this: 

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COURTING DISASTER: Malaysia goes easy on Speedo boys who'll make you go hard:



Curls for the girls, am I right¿ #Prolly15lbs

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Sep 30 2016
Keeping My Perfect Illusion Comments (0)

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Here is that Gaga/Madonna/Freemasons mashup you've been waiting for ...

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Sep 29 2016
Lady Gaga WILL Perform At The Super Bowl Halftime Show Comments (0)

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Totally unprofessional of the NFL to shoot down rumors that Gaga would perform at this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show in February, even if the contract wasn't finalized, because it's now official, and she is.

The press release lists all of her achievements and gives a shout-out to many other famous folks who've done the show before her, including Madonna, so no T and no shade.

Curious to see and hear what she does!

Sep 25 2016
Laddy Gaga Comments (0)

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Paul Hurley's rockin' cover of “Perfect Illusion” only further highlights the song's '80s-rock sound ...

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Sep 20 2016
Lady Gaga Releases PERFECT ILLUSION Video Comments (0)

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Thoughts? Video is after the jump ...

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Sep 09 2016
Lady Gaga's PERFECT ILLUSION Is Here: That's What It Means To Crush Comments (0)

Lady Gaga's “Perfect Illusion” is here—I like it!

I'm a sucker for seemingly superficial (as the medium is pegged) pop songs with transcendent yearning in the vocal, Lady-Gagaeven if the lyric is simple or even banal (it's not banal here, just very direct).

This doesn't feel earth-shattering like “Paparazzi” or some of her very best hits, but it also doesn't feel canned like some of Born This Way and all of Artpop. I was thrown by the Led Zeppelin “The Immigrant Song” fake-out opening that I heard yesterday, which isn't very reflective of what follows.

Yes, the phrase “Perfect illusion” is sung identically to “Keepin' my baby,” but c'mon, some overlapping in pop is okay and the song itself bears zero resemblance to anything Madonna-like. As I'm sure others will say, her vocal has a Donna Summer thing when she's not pushing it beyond that into a rockier territory—total Pat Benatar vibes whens he does that. Not that there is any copying (I hate that that always has to be noted when making comparisons these days, sigh), but I get a Barbra Streisand “Prisoner” vibe at times from the controlled-hysteria quality of the vocal, which later becomes uncontrolled, though she never goes into a full-on “Ray of Light scream.

The similar yearning feeling I get is at around :54:

Most surprising to me is the part at 1:51 when she takes it up still another notch and makes it more urgent.

I'm surprised to read that some fans don't like this?! I mean, there's no accounting for taste, but this is better than anything on Artpop and superior, if similar, to the better bits on Born This Way, like “The Edge of Glory.” “The Edge of Glory” was fun but felt a little like, “I'm doing Bruce now!” whereas this song—in spite of not sounding like nothin' you've ever heard before—feels more organic.

So yep—I like it.