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The pop singer plays the Countess in the fifth series of 'AHS', which made its premiere at the weekend.
Lady GaGa has spoken about her excitement at launching her acting career, after the new series of the FX fright-fest favourite ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ began at the weekend. The pop star plays the role of the Countess, and says that the role has given her a great deal of energy and excitement.
“It’s been so fun,” she told the Associated Press at the premiere of the latest series on Saturday (October 3rd) in Los Angeles. “Everybody on this cast has been really open and available to me in a very honest way, so I’m able to be myself in a way I feel like I haven’t been in a really long time, so they are just making me feel so alive.”
Lady Gaga is a cast regular on 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
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Gaga makes her small screen acting debut on the FX horror-drama.
Lady GaGa joined the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel’ on Saturday (October 2nd) for the series' premiere at the Regal Theatre in Los Angeles. Gaga makes her small screen acting debut in the FX horror series’, playing the mysterious Countess Elizabeth who is set to make a big splash this season.
Lady Gaga at the premiere of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’.
Dressed in a stunning, low cut, scarlet gown, Gaga was accompanied by her fiancé Taylor Kinney and the couple weren’t afraid to show some affection on the red carpet. The singer wore her blonde hair in long, loose curls, while sporting red lipstick to match her striking gown.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Leads The Cast At 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Premiere
Last year Taylor Swift received the honour.
Lady GaGa will receive 2015’s Billboard Woman of the Year award at this year’s Women in Music ceremony, it has been announced. Gaga succeeds last year’s honouree Taylor Swift for the award, which celebrates the achievements of female artists.
Lady Gaga has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year.
For the first time in the award’s history they will be broadcast live by the Lifetime channel, as part of a new three year deal. The awards will take place on December 11th at the Cipriani Midtown in New York and air on Lifetime, December 18th.
Continue reading: Billboard Names Lady Gaga Its 'Woman Of The Year'
The new music video ties in with the documentary 'The Hunting Ground', released back in January this year.
Lady GaGa has today released a brand new music video in support of a documentary film The Hunting Ground that was released earlier this year, which looked at the problem surrounding rape and sexual assault on university campuses.
The new song, released on Friday (September 18th), is titled ‘’Til It Happens to You’, and was co-written with the Canadian artist and songwriter Diane Warren. Some of the proceeds of the new track will be donated to organisations working with survivors of sexual assault.
The five-minute clip, which Gaga shared on social media, features distressing imagery and at one point depicts two women being drugged and attacked at a college party. Mainly, it focusses on women who have experienced different ordeals and how they cope with them.
She hit out at Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Lady Gaga in an excerpt of her new autobiography in Time Out.
Grace Jones has unleashed a tirade of criticism at all manner of modern pop stars, from Minaj to Miley, by describing them as “middle of the stream” and lamenting the current state of the music industry, in her new autobiography.
‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs’ is released on September 29th, but as a taster she has published a few excerpts from the new book via Time Out. In one of them, Jones complains that a whole host of pop stars have copied her style but have no “long-term vision”, coming off as unoriginal and therefore easily replaceable.
“Trends come along and people say, ‘follow that trend’,” she writes. “There’s a lot of that around at the moment: 'Be like Sasha Fierce. Be like Miley Cyrus. Be like Rihanna. Be like Lady GaGa. Be like Rita Ora and Sia. Be like Madonna.’ I cannot be like them – except to the extent that they are already being like me.”
Continue reading: Grace Jones Hits Out At Unoriginal Modern Pop Artists
The stars of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ have revealed some more details about Lady Gaga’s pool party last week in which she dyed her pool blood red.
Lady GaGa is an artist known for her eccentricities so it seemed like a match made in heaven when she was cast in American Horror Story: Hotel. To celebrate the upcoming series, Gaga threw a pool party at her Los Angeles home and invited the cast and crew of AHS: Hotel. Obviously, the 29-year-old couldn’t just throw any old pool party and she even dyed her swimming pool blood red for the occasion.
Lady Gaga photographed in London in June 2015.
Two new ‘American Horror Story’ teasers have been released and they’re absolutely terrifying!
Two more teaser trailers for American Horror Story: Hotel have been released and you should be prepared to be afraid – very, very afraid! The two teasers, released on Friday (21st August) are probably the creepiest to have been released from the entire anthology series and, considering the content of the past seasons, that’s certainly saying something!
Lady GaGa stars in American Horror Story: Hotel.
Lily Rabe will play real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in two episodes of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’.
Actress Lily Rabe is set to play real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the upcoming series of American Horror Story: Hotel. The news was announced last week by creator Ryan Murphy at American Horror Story’s TCA panel in Los Angeles.
Lily Rabe at the premiere of Dead Accounts at the Music Box Theatre in New York, November 2012.
Lady Gaga’s character on ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ has been revealed!
We still have another three months to wait until the next season of American Horror Story: Hotel airs on FX but the hype is already building as new details come to light. On Friday (8th August), the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel assembled in Los Angeles at the Television Critics Association and they revealed who they would be playing in the upcoming series. Lady GaGa was not at the event but details about her character were revealed by the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy.
Lady Gaga at the 46th Annual Induction at the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York in June 2015.
Things are going to get really, really evil in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’.
‘American Horror Story’ co-creator Ryan Murphy was a surprise guest at show’s Comic-Con panel over the weekend, with the writer revealing some juicy details about the series' upcoming fifth season. Titled ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’, FX has been keeping tight-lipped over what’s in store for the show’s fans with ony a few details getting out, until now.
Details on Lady GaGa’s American Horror Story: Hotel’s character have been revealed.
Murphy described the new season as the show’s darkest and spookiest yet, revealing that it will featuring many of ‘AHS’s’ best loved characters turing bad. According to the writer everybody on the panel, which included Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, and newbie Matt Bomer will be 'bad boys and girls’ this season.
Ellen Degeneres, Neil Patrick Harris and others show their happiness over the news.
All around the world hearts are bursting with victory as marriage equality is held up by law in every single US state. Celebrities have flocked to Twitter in their hundreds to express their support of the news, as the Supreme Court finally rules that same-sex marriage is legal under the Constitution.
Ellen Degeneres Tweeted her support of the marriage equality ruling
It's been a long time coming but the US has finally followed in the footsteps of the UK and Ireland by legalizing same-sex marriage in a move that has touched the hearts of millions. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy revealed the majority opinion was 5 to 4, before sharing his own thoughts on the verdict for those who would be affected. 'Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves', he said. 'Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.'
Continue reading: #LoveWins: Stars Celebrate US Marriage Equality Revolution
Gaga received the contemporary icon award at the ceremony in New York.
Lady GaGa, Cyndi Lauper and Van Morrison were among the honourees at Thursday night’s Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, held at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square. The three-hour ceremony featured plenty of tears and heartfelt speeches, as well as some stunning live performances from artists across the musical spectrum.
Lady Gaga was presented the award by friend and collaborator Tony Bennett.
Gaga was honoured with the contemporary icon award, presented to her by singer and Cheek to Cheek collaborator Tony Bennett. For the occasion Gaga dressed in a black leather look bra and panties cover by a red riding coat. The singer also performed at the event, covering Four Non Blondes’ classic ‘What’s Up’.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga, Van Morrison And Cyndi Lauper Enter Songwriters Hall Of Fame
'Freak Show' star Finn Wittrock reveals why he's excited about Lady Gaga's appearance in the fifth season.
The man who played psychopath Dandy in the fourth series of 'American Horror Story' has given his thoughts on Lady GaGa's guest appearance in this year's chapter of the blood-spattered anthology.
Finn Wittrock's portrayal of Dandy was a highlight of 'Freak Show'
Speaking to Variety, actor Finn Wittrock recalled his reaction when he first heard the 'Bad Romance' singer would be guest starring in 'American Horror Story: Hotel' later this year.
The duo had to pull out of their Royal Albert Hall performances because Bennett had the flu
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett had to cancel their planned show
The crooner and his often controversial partner, whose daring outfits have included a dress of meat, had already performed for Prince Harry on Monday; however, it seems like that was all a bit too much for 88-year-old Bennett who put paid to a second night of dueting because of the flu.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Cancelled Concert Will Not Be Rescheduled
The legendary crooner and Mother Monster took London by storm and even Prince Harry came to have a look.
Lady GaGa and Tony Bennett brought their ‘Cheek to Cheek’ show to London’s Royal Albert on Monday evening, for a night of classic songs and old fashioned glamour all in aid of children’s charity WellChild.
Gaga and Bennett onstage together at the Royal Albert Hall.
The charity, which supports seriously ill children and their families across the UK, sent along royal patron Prince Harry to enjoy the evening’s festivities and the 5th in line to the throne managed to get up close and personal with the two singers.
Cuomo and the pop megastar are attempting to get the bill passed before the New York State legislative year ends next week.
In an attempt to get it done before the end of the year’s legislative session next week, New York governor Andrew Cuomo has teamed up with Lady GaGa to boost the profile of a prospective piece of legislation that would help combat sexual assault on college campuses in the state.
In a co-written opinion piece exclusively for Billboard, Cuomo and the pop star, real name Stefani Germanotta, urge the introduction of new policies extending the responsibility of public campuses in the New York area to protect their students from sexual assault to private establishments too.
Lady Gaga joined forces with NY governor Andrew Cuomo for the Billboard piece
The singer, who is engaged to boyfriend Taylor Kinney, isn't ready to start a family just yet.
Lady GaGa has found the perfect way to shut down any pregnancy rumours, by publicly declaring that she’s not got a little monster on the way and instead she’s just approaching 30.
Lady Gaga is not pregnant she’s just getting older.
During a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. Sunday, as part of her series of Cheek to Cheek shows with Tony Bennett Gaga told the audience, "I'm getting a little older and many people think I'm pregnant but I tell them, 'I'm just almost f--king 30.’"
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Has The Perfect Response To Any Pregnancy Rumours
There's a flurry of eager bustling as Lady GaGa steps out of the Mark Hotel in New York to board a luxury coach that will take her to the 2015 Met Gala, where this year's theme was China: Through The Looking Glass. Gaga looked particularly eccentric as usual, in a wide-sleeved, mesh-patterned robe complete with super high platform boots.
Evan Peters will star in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'. The 28-year-old actor has starred in the past four seasons of the hit FX show from creator Ryan Murphy.
Evan Peters is returning to American Horror Story: Hotel. The series' creator, Ryan Murphy, announced the news on Twitter on Friday (24th April). "This season, Evan Peters will be waiting for you in Room 64. #AHSHOTEL," Murphy wrote.
Evan Roberts has been cast in American Horror Story: Hotel.
Lady Gaga will be honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame when she receives their Contemporary Icon Award in a ceremony on 19th June.
Lady GaGa's status as an iconic singer has been confirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Hall will present Gaga with the Contemporary Icon Award which is presented to a singer "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture".
Lady Gaga will receive the Contemporary Icon Award.
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Rihanna backed Jay Z and her LGBT fans in Indiana.
Rihanna has dropped a brand new track, the poetically titled American Oxygen, and in the process, declared her allegiance for Jay Z's new streaming service, Tidal. The track is Rihanna's take on the "American dream," but you've probably guessed this from the title already.
Rihanna has also stepped up in support of Jay Z's new service.
The news here is that Rihanna, just like Beyonce before her and Madonna before that has lent her support for Jay Z's artist-friendly alternative to services like Spotify. On Saturday, Beyoncé also debuted her new track Die With You exclusively on the site. American Oxygen is only available to Tidal subscribers, whose numbers are still disappointingly small. Maybe it's the $10 subscription fee?
Continue reading: Rihanna Backs Jay Z With New Track "American Oxygen"
The actress will make a return for the fifth season of 'AHS' in the fall, having previously made a guest appearance in the second series.
It may have suffered the loss of Jessica Lange from its cast recently, but the new season of FX’s ‘American Horror Story’ is continuing to build a pretty impressive looking new roll call with the addition of Chloe Sevigny today.
On Tuesday morning, the show’s executive producer Ryan Murphy announced via Twitter that Sevigny would be making a return to the program in a more permanent role. Fans may remember that she made a brief - but memorable - appearance during the second season (‘Asylum’), playing Shelley the nymphomaniac.
Chloe Sevigny will star in the fifth season of 'American Horror Story'
Continue reading: Chloe Sevigny Confirmed For Role In 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
Good news and bad news.
American Horror Story will never be the same after this announcement. On Saturday, the show had a panel at Paley Fest, during which Jessica Lange confirmed her departure. Now, before you go completely removing the Ryan Murphy show from your fall TV schedule, there are some good news too.
Four seasons and two Emmy awards in, Jessica Lange has had enough.
Like, guess who’s coming in for next season (creatively titled American Horror Story: Hotel). Does the name Matt Bomer ring a bell? The Suits star will definitely be in the line-up, although the part he will play is still a mystery.
The ‘Born This Way’ singer will appear in the FX series’ fifth season.
Fresh off her show stealing Oscars performance, Lady GaGa is headed to ‘American Horror Story’ for a special appearance in the show’s fifth season! As announced by the singer herself on Twitter, Gaga is the first person to be officially cast in the next instalment of the FX drama, which has been subtitled 'Hotel'.
Lady Gaga is coming to ‘American Horror Story
Of course ‘American Horror Story’ creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are no stranger to Gaga, having previously devoted a whole episode of their other award winning series ‘Glee’ to the singer.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Lands Guest Starring Role On 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
Where do you stand on Lady Gaga’s ‘Sound of Music’ Oscar medley?
Most may have been suitably impressed by Lady GaGa’s tribute to The Sound of Music during Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, but one viewer who just couldn't get into it was ‘Greys Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes. Yes the ‘Scandal’ showrunner tweeted her disapproval during Gaga’s big moment and even thought Maria herself, Julie Andrews, must have felt the same.
Lady Gaga won over many with her Oscars performance
"That was not okay, I mean, Idina is there. She is right there. RIGHT THERE,” " Rhimes told her Twitter followers on Sunday. Adding, "And oh dear God, Julie (Andrews) had to hear that. #Oscars2015.”
Lady Gaga and her ladylike transformation.
Lady GaGa shocked us all by following up her attemptedly avant-garde 'Artpop' album with the tremendously traditional Tony Bennett collaboration of 'Cheek To Cheek', but now she's gone one step further for the 2015 Oscars, with a Julie Andrews inspired 'Sound Of Music' tribute medley.
Lady Gaga seems to have some new favourite things...
So what's with the transformation? Her outfits have been decidedly low-key compared with her 'Artpop' promotional appearances - which can only be expected if she's bandying about some classic love tunes with Tony Bennett at the moment. But maybe with 'Cheek To Cheek' topping US charts, she's found a more permanent angle in her music career. So what is Lady Gaga into now?
The 28-year-old singer said "yes" after her 'Chicago Fire' actor boyfriend popped the question on Valentine's Day.
Lady GaGa is going to become a married woman! On Monday (Feb 16th) the 28-year-old pop star shared with her fans that she is now engaged to Taylor Kinney after he popped the question on Valentine's Day.
Lady Gaga is now engaged to her longtime boyfriend Taylor Kinney
"He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!" Lady Gaga wrote on Instagram along with a photograph of her heart-shaped diamond engagement ring the 'Chicago Fire' actor presented her while proposing.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Announces Engagement To Actor Taylor Kinney
The trio will reportedly perform new single 'FourFiveSeconds' live at the 57th Grammy Awards next weekend.
The 57th Grammy Awards is due to feature a number of high profile collaborations, but the biggest announcement may be still to come. Rumour has it that Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney will be performing a live rendition of RiRi’s new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
The unlikely trio will reportedly take to the stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend. A source has told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “Rihanna's seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment.”
Rihanna will apparently launch her comeback at the Grammys alongside Kanye and the Beatles legend
Continue reading: Rihanna, Kanye And Macca Rumoured To Perform Together At Grammys
The 28-year-old singer revealed being sexually assaulted inspired her song 'Swine.'
Lady GaGa recently made the shocking revelation that she was raped when she was just a teenager, and this horrific event was the inspiration behind her track 'Swine,' which is from the singer's third studio album 'Artpop.'
Gaga revealed she was sexually assaulted at 19-years-old
During a candid interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday (Dec 2nd), Gaga recalled how she was sexually assaulted when she was around 19-years-old, but she only spoke of the incident now because she doesn't want "to be defined by it."
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Opens Up About Being Raped As A Teenager
One of the biggest trends in music today is that new rhythms, beats and backing vocals are sounding more and more like the old ones. Vintage and retro have defined some of the big hits of the last few years, from Pharrell's 'Get Lucky' and 'Happy' to Meaghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass'. Most of these sounds only call back to the 1970s and maybe the 50s and 60s for their funk and their groove, and for some people that's just not enough. So leave it to Lady GaGa, never one to go halfway on anything, to team up with good old-fashioned showman Tony Bennett to deliver us all the way back to the Roaring 20s and the era of swing with their collaboration album titled 'Cheek To Cheek'.
If you've come into this album thinking that this will be a blend of Lady Gaga's pioneering pop methods and Tony Bennett's timeless style, I regret to inform you that it has missed the opportunity to feature Tony Bennett's cover of 'Bad Romance'. 'Cheek To Cheek' plays it straight, with Lady Gaga ditching her usual brand in favor of a 20s crooner. This is all Bennett's wheelhouse, and she really fits right in. Lady Gaga fits effortlessly into the role of the saucy dame, best seen in 'Goody Goody' where she cops her native New York accent to complain that she is no "goody goody", adopting a sly attitude as Bennett tries to romance her in all the wrong (yet right) ways.
Bennett and Gaga are both at their best in the call-and-reply songs, employing fitting referential metaphors in 'They All Laughed', convincingly affectionate back-and-forth in 'Cheek To Cheek' and, what must be one of the most comical lines, fitting the words "silly gigolos" into the album opener 'Anything Goes'. Gaga and Bennett also deliver two solos each, although Bennett's 'Sophisticated Lady' and Gaga's 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye' and 'Lush Life' sound a bit too similar as slow-paced piano ballads in comparison to Bennett's string-dominated 'Don't Wait Too Long'. Other songs pack more instrumental flair, with the manic energy of 'Firefly' and the jazzy overtones of 'I Can't Give You Anything' conjuring images of smoke-filled old boys clubs. And, of course, the duo's rendition of 'It Don't Mean a Thing' closes the album with a bang.
Continue reading: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - Cheek To Cheek Album Review
The legendary singer has teamed with Gaga for 'Cheek To Cheek', an album of jazz standards.
Tony Bennett will be celebrating hitting the top spot of the US billboard charts this weekend, beating his own record for the oldest living artist to earn a number one album. The 88 year old released Cheek To Cheek, an album of jazz duets with Lady GaGa on September 23rd, and has so far sold over 131,000 copies of the album.
The record breaking Tony Bennett
The album is the third number one debut in a row for Bennett’s collaborator Lady Gaga, who last hit the top spot with ARTPOP, less than a year ago. For Bennett, it marks his second number one album after he set his original record for oldest living artist to earn a number one, with Duets II in 2011.
Musical superstars from different eras score huge success on collaboration album of jazz covers.
One of the less likely musical match-ups in pop music history has caught the public’s imagination. Pop superstar Lady Gaga’s collaboration album Cheek To Cheek with legendary crooner Tony Bennett has entered the Billboard chart at number 1.
The jazz standards covers record sold 131,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan, narrowly beating out albums by Kenny Chesney and Barbra Streisand at numbers 2 and 3 respectively. It also reached the Top 10 in the United Kingdom on its debut week.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Scores Number 1 Album With 'Cheek To Cheek'
Lady Gaga has declared - as if we didn't know it already - her admiration for Tony Bennett. Speaking in a recent interview to promote their upcoming album 'Cheek to Cheek', Gaga claimed Bennett had saved her life earlier this year.
Infamously eccentric Lady Gaga and smooth aged crooner Tony Bennett may appear to make unlikely friends, but in recent interviews the two have expressed their great affection for one another and close bond. The pair first met in 2010 and, after releasing a rendition of 'The Lady Is a Tramp' back in 2011, decided to create an album of Jazz covers together entitled Cheek to Cheek.
Lady GaGa at Harper's Baazar Celebrates Icons By Carine Rotifield in New York last week.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga "Didn't Want To Sing Anymore" Until Tony Bennett "Saved" Her
'My Favourite Faded Fantasy' by Damien Rice hits the UK in November 2014, co-produced by Rick Rubin.
Eight years after the release of his acclaimed number one second album '9', Damien Rice is returning with a new record entitled 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy' - and from what we've heard, the result looks like an exciting prospect.
Damien Rice finally returns with album three
The Irish singer-songwriter crooned his way into the hearts of thousands with his easy listening first albums - 2002's 'O' and 2006's '9' - and tracks such as 'Cannonball' and '9 Crimes', and now he's preparing to come back in style as he teams up with pioneering record producer Rick Rubin (who lent his artistic hand to the likes of Jake Bugg's 'Shangri La', Lady Gaga's 'Artpop' and Ed Sheeran's 'X' in recent times) for his significantly longer titled third release. The album's title track was debuted by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 and will be available for free with every pre-order, with the first single 'I Don't Want To Change You' due to follow shortly.
Lady Gaga has been sharing more than usual with her Little Monsters especially where her partner of three years Taylor Kinney is concerned. The singer has taken to social media to share pictures of their week together.
Lady Gaga and her boyfriend of three years Taylor Kinney appear to have taken their relationship to the next level as the pair have been seen glued to each other's side at two events this week and on the set of Chicago Fire, in which Kinney stars.
Lady GaGa at the Harper's Baazar party at the Plaza, New York.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Shares Week Of Romance With Taylor Kinney On Instagram
‘Born This Way’ singer was performing at a fashion week party hosted by Harper’s Bazaar.
Word to the wise, do not speak when Lady Gaga is performing. Sure if you're attending a sold out Monster's Ball tour show, she probably wont be able to hear you exchanging a few words with your bestie, but when it’s a more intimate jazz concert, it’s probably best to keep zipped.
When Gaga's performing you sit and listen
Just ask a few attendees at a New York Fashion Week party in the Plaza hotel who thought they had better things to do than give Gaga their full attention.
It's taken nearly 10 years for filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank Miller to get around to making this sequel, but it was worth the wait because the technical advancements make this second triptych of stories even more visually stunning, and the emotional resonance is even stronger. This is a lean, mean noir thriller that doesn't waste a single moment as it rips through three interlocking plots that centre on revenge for the events of the first movie.
Two people are out to get even with the ruthlessly nasty politician Roark (Powers Booth). Watched over by the hulking Marv (Mickey Rourke), gun-toting stripper Nancy (Jessica Alba) is still heartbroken after Roark killed her beloved Hartigan (Bruce Willis), who appears to her as a ghostly apparition. And Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is determined to bring Roark down by humiliating him at his own high-stakes poker game, even though merely having uncanny good luck might not be enough. But the main story centres on private eye Dwight (Josh Brolin), who is stopped in his tracks when he encounters his old flame Ava (Eva Green), a bombshell who has power over most men she meets. She asks for help with a domestic problem, and Dwight is powerless to walk away even though he knows something is fishy.
As before, these stories unfold exactly as they would in a graphic novel, with blunt dialogue and strikingly visual imagery black and white that's spotted with flashes of colour. Aside from Ava's blue coat, that colour is usually red: hair, nails, lips, but not blood, which splashes in glaring white. It looks fantastic in (ahem) eye-popping 3D. And it's fiercely violent as death hovers around the residents of Basin City, especially the lawless Old Town district. But there's just as much emphasis on surging passion, including some surprisingly graphic sexuality that plays up how helpless men are around a scantily clad woman. Indeed, it's rare to see an action film in which the women are so resolutely in charge.
Continue reading: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Review
Welcome all you eagle-eyed freebie spotters to our latest competition where you could win a pair of Beats by Dre headphones designed by Lady GaGa.
We have an excellent pair of Heartbeats 2.0 earphones in white to give away and, with a retail price of £79.95 (that's $136.44) on BeatsByDre.com, this is a not to be missed opportunity. The 'Applause' singer worked tirelessly with rapper Dr. Dre on the headphones which she designed based on her studded leather jacket and all you have to do to win them is enter our competition.
The headphones first and foremost, besides looking cool, come packaged with several different sized Monster Performance Eartips for optimum noise cancellation no matter who uses them. They will also ensure you never suffer the pain of self-tangling wires ever again with its trusty flat cord. Plus, it includes ControlTalk Universal technology with a built-in mic so you can answer the phone mid-song with no fuss.
Continue reading: Win A Pair Of Lady Gaga Heartbeats Headphones From Beats By Dre
Let's take a look at some of the worst grammar-offenders in music.
Everybody loves a good pop song, but sometimes you can’t help but cringe when the lyrics are just bad beyond comprehension. Pop obviously isn't exactly known for its strengths in the lyric department, but it’s hard to ignore when lyrics aren’t just bad - they’re grammatically incorrect, too.
Ariana Grande and Max Martin fought over grammatically incorrect lyrics in 'Break Free'
Believe it or not, the actual artists behind the songs may feel the same way, too. Ariana Grande recently spoke about the arguments in the studio that she had with producer Max Martin while recording her new album, My Everything. The issue? Some of the lyrics to her recent single, ‘Break Free,’ made no sense at all. “I fought him on it the whole time,” Grande said to Time. “‘I am not going to sing a grammatically incorrect lyric, help me, God!’ Max was like, ‘It’s funny — just do it!’” Grande eventually gave in to Martin’s demands, singing lines like “Now that I’ve become who I really are,” and “I only wanna die alive.”
Continue reading: Six Of The Worst Grammatically Incorrect Song Lyrics
A clip from the scrapped video has surfaced online, leaving us wishing it had stayed ‘lost’.
Remember that Lady GaGa and R.Kelly video which was supposed to be released last year but never materialised? Well this week we all got a pretty good idea about why the video for ‘Do What U Want’ never saw the light of day when TMZ leaked clips from the previously unseen video. Prepare to be made to feel very uncomfortable by Gaga, R. Kelly and photographer Terry Richardson in a video which really should have never existed.
Gaga's 'Do What U Want' video was pulled earlier this year
When the video was originally scrapped earlier this year, Gaga blamed “time constraints” and a fallout with her then management team. But the real reason for the video never airing might have had a lot more to do with its disturbing nature and Gaga’s controversial co-stars. In an article published earlier this week on Page Six, the website reported that the video was pulled due to allegations made against Gaga’s collaborators, with source describing the video as being “directed by an alleged sexual predator, starring another sexual predator. With the theme, ‘I’m going to do whatever I want with your body’? It was literally an ad for rape.”
Meet the Japanese trio who are joining Lady Gaga’s ArtRave Tour
Babymetal is a group which could only have hailed from Japan, could only have found success thanks to Youtube and could only have been chosen by Lady GaGa as a support act on her 'ArtRave' tour. Three teenaged girls in matching outfits singing and dancing onstage to ‘heavy metal’ music, Babymetal needs to be seen and heard to be believed. Yet after seeing it we’re still not sure if we didn't just imagine the whole thing.
Meet Babymetal, the Japanese viral sensations
The origins of Babymetal are found in girl group Sakura Gakuin, a pop act manufacture by a Japanese talent agency, which employs an ever changing line-up. Basically when a member gets too old (ie around 16) they get kicked out (or graduate) from the group. One day the group’s manager had an idea for an interesting musical experiment. “Why don’t we try and fuse metal music with cutesy pop,” we assume he said, and thus Babymetal was created using Sakura Gakuin members Suzuka Nakamoto, Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno.
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[NSFW] Gaga and R Kelly's scrapped music video has surfaced via a clip online.
A new video clip has surfaced online allegedly containing content from Lady GaGa and R Kelly's scrapped 'Do What U Want' music video. The second single to be released from Gaga's latest album, ARTPOP, 'Do What U Want' has an official video that that is shot very differently to the scenes seen in the new clip.
The song's lyrics express themes of sexual submissiveness, which has been alluded to in several live performances involving the pop star and the R&B singer, but never as explicitly as seen in the Terry Richardson-directed video, which has been leaked by TMZ.
The short excerpt posted on the Gaga Daily Facebook page begins with Gaga on a hospital trolly moaning as R Kelly's hand moves around under her sheet. "Sounds like that medicine's starting to kick in," he says. When then see Gaga coverting nude amongst newspaper gossip headlines related to her personal life and career in a scene soundtracked by 'Do What U Want.'
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Watch the ridiculous Sin City 2 trailer below.
Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill for has a brand new trailer, featuring an extensive look at the predominantly black & white art-house, film-noir, super-violent, based-on the-comics-of-Frank-Miller, stylised thriller. It’s Sin City; let’s all kill this one dude.
Joseph Gordon Levitt has some revenge to take in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven and Lady GaGa are all newcomers, while Micky Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe are all returning to the franchise.
It's all about revenge in Sin City now as the wounded (both physically and mentally) set out on a trail of death and destruction in a bid to make sure justice is served in their town. Dwight McCarthy is on another rescue mission to save an abused wife as Ava Lord claims she is a prisoner at the hands of her wealthy husband Damien. Unfortunately, it seems her intentions are of the dishonest kind. Thought to be have been executed, Marv wakes up among several corpses with little memory of his alleged crimes, but a strong desire for vengeance. Nancy is heartbroken to the point of insanity following police officer John Hartigan's suicide, and there's no stopping her when she decides to sentence the father of child-killer Roark Junior, Senator Roark, to death. Notorious gambler Johnny is a newbie in the town with his own scores to settle, but it isn't long before he realises he's messing with criminals much bigger than him.
The second instalment of the 'Sin City' film franchise 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' is due for release nearly ten years following the 2005 original. Author of the original graphic novel Frank Miller ('300', 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns', 'Daredevil: Born Again') has adapted the screenplay and co-directs the movie with Robert Rodriguez ('Machete', 'Once Upon a Time in Mexico', 'From Dusk Till Dawn'). 'Sin City 2' is set to hit UK screens on August 25th 2014.
Yet another incident of extreme Lady Gaga photoshopping has emerged. Are there any images of her which aren't doctored?
Remember when those untouched Versace images of Lady Gaga cropped up? The Lady’s highly anticipated Spring 2014 Versace campaign turned out to be a bigger hoax than Ray Santilli’s alien autopsy. Everything from her skin colour to the texture of her hair was altered in the images, but the most confusing thing was that she had only recently slammed the use of photoshopping in regards to the her December Glamour cover.
In many recent images Lady GaGa's body has been photoshopped beyond all recognition
At the time of the cover Gaga had said, “I felt my skin looked too perfect. I felt my hair looked too soft. I do not look like this when I wake up in the morning…I don’t even look like this,” in reference to her Gaga-esque hair and hair and makeup. She further added, “It is fair to writer about the change in your magazines. But what I want to see if the change on your covers…When the covers change, that’s when culture changes,” before encouraging people to “fight back against the forces that make them feel like they’re not beautiful.”
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Did you really think that Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga were born with those names?
What’s in a name? Well for some celebrities things might have been very different if they hadn’t have changed theirs. Think Stefani Germanotta sounds like a star? What about Caryn Johnson? Things might have been very different for these 10 celebrities if they hadn’t found the perfect name to launch their careers.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, my how you've changed
Music fans have named Ozzy Osbourne the hardest artist to understand, a poll reveals.
Music fans have named Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest artists to understand lyrically. 2000 people took part in the poll, which was created by Blinkbox music, a music streaming service. The poll aimed to find out which artist's lyrics fans find the hardest to decipher.
Music fans have named Ozzy Osbourne the hardest artist to understand
Ozzy Osbourne bagged first place as the artist whose music is hardest to make out. Fans are often left confused about what the Black Sabbath frontman is saying in his songs. It’s unclear whether they are able to understand him when he isn’t singing, as demonstrated by his bizarre Grammys intro speech.
A lot of photoshopping went on in Lady Gaga’s new ad campaign for Versace.
Lady GaGa has become the latest celebrity to find themselves in the middle of the ongoing Photoshop debate after un-retouched photos from the pop singer's new Versace campaign leaked online. As the new face of the Italian high fashion brand, Gaga features in numerous photos for the extensive new ad campaign, modelling clothes and accessories.
Un-Edited Photos From Lady Gaga's Versace Ad Campaign Have Surfaced Online.
Gaga doesn't exactly look terrible in the unedited snaps but that very fact alone has cause fans and feminist sites to criticise the heavy Photoshop editing that saw the 'Artpop' singer dramatically changed. The star was digitally given a lot more make up than she appeared to be wearing in the original shots and even had her hair changed from a straw blonde to a more platinum shade.
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Since Lady Gaga entered the spotlight she has aimed to be see as shocking, but have we become immune to the 'G.U.Y.' singer's particular brand of outrageous?
There’s nobody out there that can argue with us when we say that Lady GaGa aims to be shocking. Since she first burst onto the scene with her debut album The Fame in 2008 she has made a concerted effort to make sure that her music, her image and her performances are regularly debated. From outfits made entirely from raw meat to appearing onstage wearing nothing but fishnets and bubbles, Gaga has worked hard to be anything but your run-of-the-mill pop star.
Lady Gaga always aims to be outrageous
Recently Gaga has been caught lap dancing at BPM Nightclub in New York since the furor died down from her heavily criticised performance at SXSW, which saw a ‘vomit artist’ projectile vomit all over her. Twice. That two times too many. Gaga had explained before the vomit fest, “I believe being an individual and speaking your mind is one of the boldest things you can do. As for my bold act, you’ll have to wait for the show.” Whether Gaga’s act was bold and artsy or just plain bizarre is the question.
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Popstar Lady GaGa, actor Bill Murray and chat show host David Letterman confuse awaiting paparazzi as they run towards the studios for their appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman' in New York. The unusual trio certainly looked to be in high spirits for their TV arrival.
Lady GaGa - Lady Gaga dressed as a Christmas tree, arrives back to her hotel after attending the Jingle Bell Ball - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th December 2013
Lady GaGa - Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2013 held at the O2 arena - Day 2 - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th December 2013
Lady GaGa - attend Lady Gaga Concert at Annabels Club - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 7th December 2013
Lady GaGa - Lady Gaga seen leaving her hotel under a shell umbrella. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 31st October 2013
Lady GaGa Tuesday 8th May 2012 arrives at Narita International Airport
Lady GaGa Wednesday 28th March 2012 Lady Gaga posted a picture of a piece of birthday cake to Twitter.com, with the caption reading, 'This is how it feels turning 26 in three and a half hours. Ha!'
Lady GaGa Tuesday 22nd November 2011 Lady Gaga attends the 'Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson' book launch party at The New Museum. New York City, USA
Lady GaGa - Lady Gaga dog New York City, USA - The 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade Saturday 22nd October 2011
Lady GaGa - Lady Gaga Zombie Toronto, Canada - 9th Annual Toronto Zombie Walk at the Trinity-Bellwoods Park. Saturday 22nd October 2011
Lady GaGa Tuesday 14th September 2010 Lady Gaga in concert for the Monster Tour at Wachovia center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Renee Cole and Lady GaGa Friday 9th July 2010 The Lady Gaga Look-A-like Contest and pizza party held in Union Square New York City, USA
Lady GaGa Friday 5th March 2010 leaving her hotel and boarding a coach. Birmingham, England
Lady GaGa Monday 2nd November 2009 13th annual ACE Awards Gala held at Cipriani - Inside arrivals New York City, USA
Lady GaGa Thursday 20th August 2009 Lady GaGa does her best vampire impression, shielding herself from the daylight as she leaves Heathrow airport. Lady GaGa whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, arrived at Heathrow Airport wearing vampire teeth, a thong leotard, a leather jacket sporting the Star of David and fishnet tights. London, England
Lady GaGa and The Streets Saturday 2nd May 2009 Lady GaGa, aka Joanne Stefani Germanotta, wearing a see-through red jumpsuit with devil horns on her shoulders, walking on the streets of Manhattan after her concert at Terminal 5 New York City, USA
Lady GaGa Sunday 18th January 2009 Joanne Stefani Germanotta aka Lady GaGa arrives at Heathrow airport early this morning, following her week long stay in London. She is due to begin her stint as a support act on the Pussycat Dolls tour this evening, which starts in Aberdeen. GaGa opted for a biker girl look, as she teamed leather gloves, a leather hat and a leather jacket with black leggings, a black top and killer Chanel heels. She was reluctant to be photographed at first, but soon warmed to the photographers, who asked if she was feeling tired, having only had a few hours sleep London, England
Date of birth
28th March, 1986
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