“I have written like 50 songs. I don’t know what will rise to top. That’s how I write.
–Stefani Germaotta talks of the creative process for new record ARTPOP that drops on iTunes and as an interactive app with extra videos and music as well as fashion updates, magazines and chats.
Erase. Rethink. Listen to Music. Trust. Are also buzz words Germanotta wants to install in fans to do again and bring to the merch table of ArtPop‘s message. Cute.
Three words: Cereal + Milk… okay?! :)
[PopArt practicality pick: Milk Packaging: Creative milk packaging concept designed by Julien De Repentigny and G Lefebvre. "It represents the content of the product in the simplest way."]. Keep it simple.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.12.12~
The 45th most voted star of 2012 is Stefani Germanotta.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.11.12~
Her gift to the world was teaching children that some people wear a better poker face than others. She taught kids, never to believe what the guys in suits and ties say. Her pop cynicism came at the right time, before a global recession – where the wealthy were vampiring a generation of youth’s opportunities and futures at a disproportionate rate. In fact, according to Nadine Chalmers-Ross‘ news coverage recently, a new OECD report states that such economic manipulation has rendered “the highest inequality levels the world has seen for the past 30 years.”
In a way, Lady Gaga made a meal out of a creative team’s glitter guns work and lobbying for ‘gay equality’ when really she was the perfect distraction for gross inequality occurring all around her fan’s eyes. No one was paying attention. They were just watching gaga’s next crazy red carpet freak show outfit.
I used to be a really big fan of Lady Gaga. Indeed, I’ve been very generous to her marketing team in the past. As a fan of her music, I did their job, for free. Many people I knew in the USA were too. They probably still are. In fact, in the second year of blogging, Stefani Germanotta single-handedly grew Horiwood.Com by 20%. Her many photo opportunities, her outrageous comments and of course, her music produced more images and media soundbites than most other artists could compete for.
I even saw her perform live in concert in Los Angeles before she became huge. She was very humble and likable. Then big corporate money kicked in. She was seen brandishing two machine guns on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine (supporting the US, UK being the biggest weapons manufacturers in the world, with Saudis being the biggest buyers of weapons of destruction mass sales) and I instantly started to cool towards Gaga’s imaging. What about the world’s children? Was the niggly feeling I was left with in the aftermath of such media sensationalist moments. Her appearances at Apple’s HQ perhaps showed she was now a corporate puppet, who’d sold out – quite possibly even being paid by BigOil & BigPharma. The latter, as a Kiwi, I should of supporter. Our dairy farmers have advanced techonology to put milk powder (mastered technology) into pharmaceutical drugs product so pills can easily be ingested. Gaga’s drug fueled messages, got Kiwi farmers paid (eventually) in the pills chain – yet even then, I stopped being a big fan of Gagas.
Her latest round of press interviews show an almost coked-out Gaga whose quite insecure. The Brit’s have taken great pleasure in messing with Gaga’s meglomaniacal insecurities of late on BBC talk shows. Messing with her plastic meat dress, almost made Gaga have a meltdown on the Jonathan Ross show recently. Not kind, but nonetheless this turning away from Gaga slightly is on display on UK TV as seen in NZ.
Personally, I got to a point where I decided that she’s just a big oil vampire. Harsh, I know. At least she’s honest about that as these two portraits of an artist depict. She’s crying the earth’s black blood like a fossil fuels addict. Because I decided that when I saw this image (art if open to an audiences own interpretation after all), I totally discriminated against her. Or, I just chose to ignore her and help promote other artists, instead. She was too dominant, for what she did and who ‘won.’ So, I didn’t do much Lady Gaga news at all in the last 12 months. Put simply, I was completely Gaga-ed out. I’d od-ed on gaga and it was time to appreciate other artists more. (too much of a good thing!) Not her fault, but that was my conclusion I reached.
My niece on the other hand, really loves her ‘who gives a flying rip’ rock star attitude. At her confession – instantly, I was glad that the baton had moved on and she’s now our family’s Gaga fan. Phewsh!
It also appears that as an audience, you also still dig her. Despite the lack of support form me, Gaga is still the artist who grows the internet. Her back catalogue of ‘outrageous headlines’ on Horiwood.Com still got your vote. Stefani Germanotta clocks in as your 21st most voted star of 2011.
Good on ‘gaga.’ Despite not being a big fan of Gaga’s anymore, just a mildly interested one, I still have to thank her for growing this blog. (more…)
Stefani Germanotta aka Lady Gaga turned 25 yesterday. I forgot to do a post on that. Happy B’Day Lady Gaga.
The pop star celebrated her birthday by releasing the country version of her song, Born This Way. :)
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In the New York Times Arts section today, here’s what you see. Cheeky – all at the expense of the model’s breath intake ability being a bit impaired in this bone lined corset.
Oh, this is my Lady Gaga’s fan post today, as Thierry Mugler sends a message to Stefani Germanotta of America’s fanbase, to Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti in this image.
People need to share more. It’s about resources distribution, taking one’s budget waist line in, to perhaps make resources go around more fairly. Star anythings, can be a bit hoggish. It’s about the collective is Mugler’s statement perhaps.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.24.11~
COOL KIDS OF THE WORLD AWARDS MUST GO TO Wanaka’s Mt Aspiring College today. Via Otago Daily Times we read how “Pupils formed a heart on the school field yesterday during a fundraiser for victims of the Christchurch earthquake.
“The pupils wore the Canterbury colours of red and black, raising $3900 during the mufti day, organised by the school’s student council. A year 13 Enterprise group, EFF-X, is also planning to produce “I love Christchurch” T-shirts in a further fundraising effort. Among the many Wanaka businesses and residents who also took part in yesterday’s fundraising campaign were Print It, which developed “We Care” posters in red and black for shop windows, and Wanaka Paper Plus, which decorated its premises in red and black and also collected donations.”
As I blog, Donny, a muzo, songwriter, 24, who wears the coolest hats ever, very French, tells me he’s tired of the American music scene. “It’s all about pop stars taking trending words on google and setting them to tunes. Then they get popular. When a politician needs them, they perform for them. Music is so jacked right now. It’s not authentic. The people getting rewarded are carrying messages for the powers that be in music. That’s not American music.” Oops! Donny has a lot on his mind today. But he does make a point. Authentic art, should come from artists hearts. Right?! Thanks Donny.
Some Javier Bardem - Oscars 2011 – On What the Best Scripts Do
Lady Gaga debuted her new song on the runway of Theirry Mugler Fall 2011 fashion show. Click on pic to press play and listen. All black rugby football star, Kevin Mealamu also features below Stefani Germanotta’s clip of Government Hooker runway fashion action. Kevin’s take on the game of global sports, is much tougher, perhaps. So…
From those nations who love rugby football, (France and the UK being two), rugby football is a big hearted community-minded sport with spirit.
Mount Aspiring school students display of Heart Art today, as a collective for Christchurch City quake victims is a good reminder of how Kiwi’s are rugby-minded people. Go Wanaka! To know more about rugby football too, being broadcast in the USA, October 2011 by Universal/ Comcast of California, click on Kevin Mealamu’s pic.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.3.11~
True fact – The fastest selling single at the i-Tunes online store ever is Lady Gaga‘s Born to Steal This Way song.
Stealing off Madonna‘s music catalogue has moved over 1 million digital downloads in just 5 days from America’s latest creation of pop music.
“It pays to…. ” is Stefani Germaotta‘s message for American ‘kids’ to emulate. I don’t agree. On a creative level, that’s called lazy. It’s called extremely entitled. All the attributes that get American in debt. And keep America enslaved.
But she’s fooled most people. Stealing is always a little bit trashy, I’ve found. Recycling? … now that’s a better word. Creative borrowing, is kinder too. That’s what I do on a blog most days, so I can’t judge Gaga too harshly – it’s just that, I don’t expect the millions she does, with that behavior. Lol!
Yes! Mork and Mindy’s opening credits set prop, really turned up to the Grammy‘s this year. Lady Gaga arrives at Grammys 2011 looking eggtastic. WTF!
Without costumes, paid actors, props and crossed-wood – Stefani Germanotta would be just another little girl arriving at the red carpet in person. The high maintenance theatricality is a little bit silly, no? Hilarious!
Before Twitter, After Twitter commentary – what more can you say about this scene, as ‘art’?
The world waits for Lady Gaga just to be ‘normal.’ I guess that will arrive with maturity as she gets more secure. At the moment she’s having fun ripping off Madonna‘s well-paved legacy with a sci-fi overlay. Lol!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.12.11~
After all that build up to Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way, I am left thinking two things:
1. Gaga’s Egyptian eye styling is very stage-theater.
2. The actual song, Born This Way sounds like she’s sampled Madonna‘s Express Yourself song in its entirety and has chopped it up thinking Madonna’s archives were a) her own and b) an eight ball to chop up and massacre while on a cocaine binge.
The song should go straight into the [digital] shredder and she should be sat down and told to knock off the partying, get rid of all the ego-stroking ‘Little monsters’ around her and told to try harder.
When you’re earning $70 million a year in music and some of the biggest names in music want to work with you too… No. This is not good enough. She makes Pink (Alecia Moore‘s anthems) look extremely undervalued, with this track!
Who is producing this girl? Not everything she does is great, or ‘original.’ This is one example of that.
Constructive criticism: Bad Romance has more originality to it, tune wise. I would much rather listen to Rihanna if you’re talking ‘gay anthem hit makers’ as Gaga’s hype machine has been claiming this track would be. Rihanna, for example, doesn’t claim to be the diva of gay communities, instead she just delivers hits that all people like.
In addition, lesbian singers deserve a buck about now with their music, if Gaga is going to claim the ‘gay’ card as her fame ticket. This, her latest effort, is not good enough in my humble musical opinion. This track also confirms the view that Germanotta is perhaps at her strongest when she’s on piano singing ballads. When she sung a line of this song at MTV Music Awards, everyone responded. It was a capella, delivered emotively and slowly. This version on the track, loses all of its soulfulness of the first taste of the song, she gave her fans.
I saw Lady Gaga live in concert, when she was humble. She was flawed, inexperienced and still finding her way, although her ambition said that she could still carry a full length show. Somehow, she still did provide a good show. Her humility made up for her jolted performances.
Everyone loved her and her humility wowed us. I even donated an hour of my time writing a concert review after the concert to aid her musical efforts and her journey as a star. That humility or a feeling of ‘Gaga The Artist’ all seems to have disappeared with this Manhattan kid. What happened? The machine she put herself through, doesn’t seem to be bringing out the best of her talent, on this track.
UPDATE – It’s been 4 hours since I first listened to the track. Not once, have I wanted to listen to it a second time. I am sure it will be flogged to death on the radio anyway, so we’ll all get to hear this mediocre effort enough times, like all of Gaga’s songs to date. She hasn’t evolved as an artist on this track. Yes. I’m disappointed. She’s capable of more, musically.
Conclusion – My money’s on Pink’s F*cken Perfect song and her Raise Your Glass pop anthem as well for big American pop anthems traditions created and presented with risk, gusto, authentic creativity of fearless songwriters – post Bad Romance if Gaga’s going to take this song to market and flog it. Both songs are written and delivered by Pink way better than this from Gaga if we’re giving away rock-pop songwriting crowns today in America to the select few pop princesses allowed through the lucrative hoops as messengers of America’s King (political) system.
UPDATE II – Most of the twitter community think - ‘Born this Way,’ it sounds remarkably similar to Madonna’s classic 1989 hit ‘Express Yourself.’ Forbes Magazine is also leaning towards ‘yes she did copy Madonna’ too. Well, in fairness to Gaga, mimicry is the highest form of flattery really. It’s just that Gaga is so talented musically, she didn’t have to.
Alright -moving on with the show then, where attention is more needed than Gaga’s meat purse or her deluded self… To make a difference to people who shouldn’t be born this way (below), but are because they don’t even have clean water and there’s too much greed in the world and ego too by the sounds of things …. Click on this pic. BTW – That’s 1 in 6 of US in the world.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.11.11~
“We must out-compete and out-build the world”–President Barack Obama to the American people, SoU address, 2011.
You can’t really have favorites in America. Everyone expressing ‘art’ and creating ‘pop culture’ to help Corporate America (Apple, Google and Facebook) out to ‘out-compete the world,’ via I.T and mobile telephony culture, has their own unique expressions of American-ness as they generate media-sharing connection points.
Four favorite ladies of celebrity news currently are always: Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Stefani Germanotta (or Lady Gaga) and Alecia Keys – pictured. Here’s a quick snap-shot of news (entertainment and celebrity news with a dash of politics) being created and sent out via America today.
The generous soul shall themselves be watered is an old proverb that’s so true. With that thought in mind, not only has she just announced that her breasts are 100% real but Kim Kardashian shocks Hollywood by announcing that she gives 10% or what she earns to charity. In particular, The Dream Foundation. Nice one! Kim also gives to her mom’s church out in Calabasas. That was new news.
Sir Anthony Hopkins new film, The Rite, about demonic exorcism premiered at Grauman’s Chinois Theater last night.
Five feuds not involving Glee or The Kings of Leon can be read here.
Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Is Beaten to Death – Terrible!
Molecular Gastronomy News: Waiter, There’s a Physicist In My Soup
Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi‘s discovers that having had a bun in the oven, to a computer mogul’s brother, Adam Dell, is a living nightmare when working out custody battles over their 11-month tot Khrishna Thea. But are the Dell’s really that ungentlemanly though? I’m expecting Padma to release a cook book, Velvet Custards of the World, any day now.
Camille Grammer wants a $10 million bond put up for ex-husband Kelsey Grammer‘s pension plan. Vampire, or not?
The ‘security’ bizzo continues to grow. Scare mongering and control are its two selling points. Drive-Cam collaborates with American family insurance to offer in-car camera to offer new teen drivers to parents.
Political wrestling news: Senate Ends Practice Of Secret Holds
Lady Gaga plays devil’s advocate for the ‘security industry’s’ marketing drive worldwide, her new song lyrics are: “Give yourself prudence and love your friends, subway kid rejoice your truth. In the religion of the insecure I must: be myself, respect my youth.” I would have to say that ‘prudence’ and Stefani Germanotta‘s presentation have never met each other once in her role for the US as Lady Gaga, so who is girl trippin out on here, except the naive? Lol! Her schizophrenia as a rather creative artist, makes her loved worldwide as a distraction from what’s real. Who does Germanotta date, exactly? Case in point. One more time… who does Stefani Germanotta personally date exactly? One more time… Yep! We still love her crazy in the USA! To keep Germotta’s politics fair beyond a dollar sign… Here’s some some lyrics too: “Born This Way: Gaga is the sound a newborn makes in Uganda when…” Sometimes, you have to ask, why don’t gay girl artists make bank like Germanotta, and isn’t she ready to hand over the gay ticket to introduce other artists who need to be fed too? With $70 million in the bank, she should be about now.
Tori Amos & George McDonald have co-written The Light Princess, a musical set in the 19th Century for The British National Theater Co.
Corporate Lynching Humor: GM Withdraws Application For $14B Gov’t Loan
Like a Hollywood hair color change, Mandy Moore says music and not rom-com acting is her at the minute.
Movie close up: Strongman
Kate Walsh is in on Grey’s Anatomy‘s Glee-like musical episode. The Los Feliz resident is always a honey.
Charlie Sheen is someone linked to Cedar Sinai hospitalization after partying with too many women at once.
The Sincere Face of American Talk TV - Jon Stewart To Join 9/11 Memorial Foundation Board
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.27.11~
Lady Gaga gets paid $67 million a year to generate this kind of culture in the world depicted by this model, then being screen-printed onto black cotton.
Is that a) a good thing, b) a bad thing, or, c) whatever – she’s just making bank in a capitalist nation.
As 2 in every 10 of you who read Horiwood are big (and early days even) Lady Gaga fans – before she even became mainstream known – what do you think about this Gaga-esque tee shirt – spotted on Melrose today in the Street Chic fashion District of L.A?
Is Lady Gaga a brat demonstrating the ‘American art form of freedom of expression’ (that can be fun) who shakes things up for the good? Or just a bug eyed peroxided ho – playing piano – selling crap merch, while saying she’s authentic?
I have to say that if you’ve ever seen the crappy merchandize Stefani Germanotta hawks at her concerts to fans, this tee shirt is much better quality than what she expects fans to buy from her after buying concert tickets. You wouldn’t even wipe your *ss with the tee shirts – Gaga has expected her fans to buy. They’re made somewhere else and then have her mug screen printed on them very badly. They’re just not made very well.
So perhaps Gaga should talk to this store on Melrose who at least have good tee shirt making manufacturing values.
And really this post is all about the cute hat. A touch of old Hollywood glamour.
From an artistic stand point, if I was to put my artsy hat on – I would say, I’d rather have this tee shirt than have cover up in Churches of some ‘men’ pretending to be priests, who are not priestly at all, molesting kids. Even up the *ss. I hope that wasn’t too frank. But it’s true. This tee shirt as ‘art’ raises those questions between right and wrong. As long as there are a minority of molesters in churches – still needing to be flushed out – a tee shirt like this has its place in the world with a hard hitting message.
Again though, this post is all about the cute hat.
If you like this tee shirt, than visit Melrose in California. This is one of the tame ones you’ll see in terms of fashion statements being made by L.A to the world on Melrose. In terms of sales, this tee shirt is so much like a tamed unicorn, that it hasn’t sold all week. Lol! Still selling hot are the military themed tee shirts. I kid you not.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.22.11~
A UNICORN’S ASS CITING, CELEBRITY CHERRY SHOP SKIES, LITTLE RUSSIA, WEST HOLLYWOOD, NEW YEARS EVE DAY – 1.1.11
I have a sister, my Uncle Wynne has always called Cherry Joy. This shop in Little Russia, West Hollywood where I live always reminds me of her. She’s naughty, mischief fun, yet everyone thinks she’s such a good girl. How does she manage to achieve that, I wonder? She could be a politician!
The skies today above Little Russia’s Cherry Shop (pictured) remind me of how one’s endorphines levels can skyrocket through the hemisphere when you’re around Cherry and she’s in a funny mood. She’s sort of like Bette Midler in the movie, Ruthless People, she’s always losing 10 pounds and she’s hysterically funny! She can make you laugh for hours being a total dork, with back-to-back non stop silly jones. I miss her today in celebrity land of Hollywood.
Fifteen celebrity news posts being bumped on social media right now worldwide on New Years Eve Day in Hollywood are these:
Oh, and here’s that Gaga girl (what’s her name?) Stefani Germanotta‘s bottom that she sent out to all her fans last night. I think she wants to be a pantsless version of Bruce Springsteen in the 80′s Born to Run days. What do you think of Lady Gaga’s bottom? A little corny, this marketing? Or sexy? Girl is looking quite toned there. The unicorn thing? Ugh! So unus comu cliched.
However, many people see the unicorn as being a spiritual symbol. Legend has it (in fairy tale stories) that a unicorn is selfless. So I’m confused as to what it’s doing on Lady Gaga’s derriere? Another aspect of this symbol she’s introducing into pop culture, is that a fairytale meaning of the unicorn’s horn is that it is said to ‘neutralize poison.’ That’s not a bad thought.
As Gaga is so influential on kids of the world, indeed even on this blog, I think it’s good she’s moving forward from ‘monster zombies’ eg: creatures that eat their young. That’s been done done done as a recession metaphor, so yes, we’ll take the one horned horse then.
An animal called the re’em (Hebrew: רְאֵם) is mentioned in several places in the Hebrew Bible, often as a metaphor representing strength. “The allusions to the re’em as a wild, un-tamable animal of great strength and agility, with mighty horn or horns (Job xxxix. 9-12; Ps. xxii. 21, xxix. 6; Num. xxiii. 22, xxiv. 8; Deut. xxxiii. 17; comp. Ps. xcii. 11), best fit the aurochs (Bos primigenius). This view is supported by the Assyrian rimu, which is often used as a metaphor of strength, and is depicted as a powerful, fierce, wild mountain bull with large horns.” This animal was often depicted in ancient Mesopotamian art in profile, with only one horn visible.
The translators of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible (1611) followed the Greek Deptuagint (monokeros) and the Latin Vulgate (unicornis) and employed unicorn to translate re’em, providing a recognizable animal that was proverbial for its un-tamable nature. The American Standard Version translates this term “wild ox” in each case.
- “God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.”–Numbers 23:22
- “God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.”–Numbers 24:8
- “His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth.”–Deuteronomy 33:17
- “Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him? Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?”–Job 39:9-12
- “Save me from the lion’s mouth; for thou hast heard me from the horns of unicorns.”–Psalms: 22:21
- “He maketh them [the cedars of Lebanon] also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.”–Psalms 29:6
- “But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of the unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.”–Psalms 92:10
- “And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with their bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.”–Isaiah 34:7
GaGa depois da virada do ano divulgou a data oficial do lançamento do primeiro single de seu novo CD ‘Born This Way’, e a primeira foto promocional da era do seu novo álbum tirada pelo fotógrafo Nick Knight. O primeiro single sai dia 13 de fevereiro, no mesmo dia da premiação americana do Grammy Awards, e seu álbum será lançado no dia 23 de Maio.–Whatever Day Whatever Blog.
By the way, just as interesting as Lady Gaga’s ass, is this trivial fact about West Hollywood. Right opposite the Cherry Shop is The Odessa Grocery Store pictured. Betcha didn’t know that. Needless to say, if you’re talking horned beasts, unlike Wikipedia recommends you immediately need to head to The Book of Revelations to find out what their symbolism means. They’re a symbol of last days, end times as penned by the Apostle of Love – John in his revelationary spirit dream sequence Apparently. Horns rising/ appearing refer to key aspects in world history, particularly the emergence of one world leader. Bet you didn’t know that either. Another reason why I like to celebrity blog – symbols are placed on pop stars by other people to send a message. That fascinates me. Visible pop stars are always messengers of unseen others. Gosh – I wonder if I should have a hair of a dog, to get rid of last night’s NYE hang over. The coffee and donuts for breakfast, have worn off already like the afterglow wow of a Battleship Potemkin ‘movie scene’ via The Untouchables or something. Such good moments of Hollywood history. Lol!
Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga‘s) song Alejandro has just reached the 2 million paid downloads benchmark. Woah! Germanotta is the first music artist in digital history to have 7 singles reach the 2 million paid downloads limit. Congratulations America. Bonafide pop star status.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.30.10~
Born on the 4th July/ Lady Gaga News:
Stars go through moments of enduring ‘people with no space-zone’ boundary guides. This picture of Lady Gaga with a well meaning fan putting a gloved hand on her boob, says it all. Okay, it was quality brown leather, but even still! Step away from the junk. It’s like Heather Mills has leapt on her. Parlaying from this pic, via The Superficial to current Gaga news then, here’s what Stefani Germanotta has to say when blowing her own trumpet about her own amazingness on her upcoming album, Fried this way? Says Gaga:
“A marriage of electronic music with major, epic, dare I even say, metal or rock ‘n’ roll, pop, anthemic style melodies with really sledge-hammering dance beats. It’s finished and all, it’s just fine-tuning everything. I think that lyrically this album is more poetic. It’s really written by the fans, they really wrote it for me because every night they’re funnelling so much into me.”
It’s nice to hear how Funneled This Way is coming along. It does seem like this girl has been harping on about this album for a while now. Seriously though, the prolific and productive Manhattan raised Gaga–really should tell fans to get their hands off her junk, because this photo is insane.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.21.10~
Well Hello, Hello: For those of you requesting “where is all your Gaga news at?” I can say these things:
a) it’s about the music. (not the peroxide, the weaves, or biting Santa’s head off in concerts, or gawdy clothes/ outfits either)
b) she did make the top ten list of trending stars on this blog for 2010.
That’s all I have to say on that at this minute. Happy holidays.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.18.10~
Cynthia Germanotta was on deck to pull her family together, at the loss and bereavement of Joseph Germanotta, a husband, a father, father-in-law and grandfather of New Jersey.
Commanding her daughter to pull her bootlaces together on her five inch platform heels and find the dignity of soul to shift her focus to support her grandmother in her time of deep grief. Cynthia was taking no nonsense from anyone in her Amy Winehouse gold ballet slippers and clutching her starbucks coffee with the matching Hilary Clinton hair do she sports with her famous pop star daughter, sans wigs.
In a very classy press release, via the UK Daily Mail, these were the wishes of the Germanotta family via Stefani’s PR machine:
“The obituary in the Star-Ledger said Mr Germanotta had lived in New Jersey.
He was self-employed and had served in the Army during World War II.
He was survived by his wife of 57 years, Angeline, as well as his son Jospeh and granddaughters – Gaga and her sister Natali.
The obituary asked that in lieu of flowers, donations were made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research at www.michaeljfox.org.
Joseph Germanotta was an amazing guy. He fought for country and also produced talented grandchildren. It’s not like Joe Jackson passing away-because the Germanotta’s are new on the music scene, really, but still, this man is an enigma – whose life story is well worth looking into for what he gifted his family and country.
Joseph Germanotta represents the one in ten Americans on a veterans of war benefit due to service in the U.S troops. Quite a story this weekend. Sympathies to Angeline Germanotta. 57 years of marriage. What a story. What a sad day.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.26.10~
Lady Gaga on her cow couture, meat dress: “Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian. As you know, I am the most judgement-free human being on the earth. However, it has many interpretations. For me this evening, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights pretty soon, we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”
PETA’s Ingrid Newkirk on same said outfit: “Lately, Lady Gaga has been having a hard time keeping her act ‘over the top… wearing a dress made of cuts of dead cows is offensive enough to bring comment, but someone should whisper in her ear that there are more people who are upset by butchery than who are impressed by it. Meat is the decomposing flesh of a tormented animal who didn’t want to die, and after a few hours under the TV lights, it would smell like the rotting flesh it is and likely be crawling in maggots — not too attractive, really.”
Wise people have always considered the welfare of animals. Synonymous with being a good person. Farmers tend their flocks, to both kill and replenish their herds. This is the history of human survival.
“Judgement-free.” A strong buzz word.
[Quote Source: Melissa Noble of Cover Awards website]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.13.10~
“I’m beautiful in my way, cos God makes no mistakes. I’m on the right track. Baby, I was born this way.”
Although Lady Gaga‘s next reinvention is to convince the world that she was actually born to a Will Harris grass-fed cow in Atlanta, in order to make her next $62 million in a year; it was this Upper East side Manhattan raised girl’s big night last night at the MTV VMA Awards. Who said that you can’t be raised affluent and still feel the pulse of a new generation on the ground in your own country?
A rarity, she is a princess of America who still battled and clawed her way to the top, in a recession era–with a lot of critics along with phenomenal invisible backing. Props!
Chelsea Handler clocked up heat too with a critics controversy. And, Georgio Armani‘s fashion sketches rated today too. Here’s our top ten entertainment and celebrity news posts, as voted worldwide today. Enjoy.
[Image of Georgio Armani's sketches, courtesy of Style TV. Image 30 Seconds to Mars, winners of best rock video courtesy of Jared Leto.Net]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.13.10~
Although this second image of Stefani Germanotta (stage name, Lady Gaga) is being touted as Vanity Fair‘s big stylish Magazine Cover reveal this week for her many fans worldwide, I have to say, it’s very five-months-old West Hollywood styling.
Go here to get my drift.
What ever happened to the days where Vanity Fair produced images of elegance in fashion? And is Lady Gaga’s ‘style’ team running out of good ideas to get Germanotta noticed more?
The eyebrow situation of the shoot is very Italiano. That’s kinda authentic.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.29.10~
Anne St Vincent sits down with Stefani Germanotta to help calm her down and unruffle her rockstar Elmo feathers for a morning.
A cute picture tweeted from Annie. The special K serial in the background, steals the show. It’s always surreal that in the short space of a year, Lady Gaga has become one of the touchstones of American celebrity today. So much so, that I just created an Anne St. Vincent tag, on this blog–as St Vincent rocks on up the star ladder today of show biz. Nice work.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.14.10~