was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman
last night (April 2), as was Bill Murray
, and while Murray was chatting with the host, he mentioned that he’s never met Mother Monster. So Gaga strutted out in her underwear and leather jacket (and massive
wig), and the trio of stars took a selfie. When Letterman pointed out that he couldn’t believe the two hadn’t met, Murray hilariously quipped, “No, I would’ve remembered.”
After that, Gaga invited Dave, Bill and the whole Late Show audience to head over to the neighboring Roseland Ballroom for her show that night. From there, Dave introduced Gaga and she performed “Dope” and “G.U.Y.” for the broadcast (this time she kept her pants on).
Watch the selfie session up top, then head below to see her performance. More »
Magazine for the fashion mag’s summer issue in a tame, largely black-and-white spread shot by her pals Inez & Vanoodh
. Unlike her recent shoots (and even her Roseland show
), Gaga kept her clothes on for this project, and donned a retro blonde wig that made her look like a member of Dreamboat Annie
Check out the gallery up top, and watch the BTS video below, in which she discusses the nexus of gender, femininity and her “animalistic” sexuality. More »
On night two of her seven-day residency at Roseland Ballroom
, Lady Gaga
gave Monsters in the Big Apple something to feast their adoring eyes on: Her ass. The pop queen tore through such Gaga staples as “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Born This Way,” “Applause,” “G.U.Y.”
and even “Monster” (a total highlight). But she wasn’t content to simply show off her musical skills. Her fishnet-clad butt was also on full display at one point, as she sauntered off the stage between songs.
Instagram user dondedoni captured the above image. Get even more of a glimpse at diva’s derriere below by watching video of Gaga putting the “A” in ARTPOP. More »
Lady Gaga arrived
at her closing, week-long residency (beginning March 28) at New York’s Roseland Ballroom in true Hollywood fashion, as she stepped out of her car and teetered inside, pausing on her way to wave to flashing, blinding cameras. Once inside the venue, however, the ARTPOP diva
flew through an hour-long setlist-turned-career highlight reel, cutting off even her biggest hits as they were still brewing, while she reverted back to the New York club kid who fans have grown to know and love.
The historic Roseland Ballroom opened in 1958 as a ballroom dancing hall before it hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Radiohead and Beyonce. Following Gaga’s residency, the venue will shut down in April. “How completely epic for an amazing venue,” Gaga said, according to Billboard. “I mean, what a dream come true. Who has a 10-day funeral?” Meanwhile, fans outside and inside would wish her happy birthday throughout – after all, Gaga was turning 28 that night.
Watch Lady Gaga kick off her Roseland Ballroom residency with a keys-only version of “Born This Way,” then check out other clips after the jump. More »
Happy Friday, Idolator readers! (And Happy Birthday, Lady Gaga
!) This week was full of pop magic — from the release of Shakira
‘s self-titled new album
, to Beyonce
‘s strange ‘Get Going’ Japanese Toyota commercial
, to The Vamps covering One Direction
(BOY BAND OVERLOAD) to Selena Gomez
‘s mysterious “secret project.”
We also had a bunch of excitement right here too, including the premiere of Travie McCoy and Brendon Urie‘s “Keep On Keeping On” music video and Cyndi Lauper‘s fascinating “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” audio evolution from punk demo to pop perfection. And speaking of Cyndi, we’ve got our She’s So Unusual: 30th Anniversary Celebration giveaway happening right now, as well as our Karmin signed CD giveaway. Make sure to enter to win!
As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out the best comments of the week below! More »
‘s (almost) 12 minute-running ARTPOP film
has been edited down to a more manageable four minutes — meaning “G.U.Y.”
essentially now has its own video. This is a wise move because the extended version is a lot to process in one sitting. Not that it stopped Little Monsters. The opus has already racked up 18 million+ views on YouTube.
The thing is, “G.U.Y.” will need all those views and more. Despite the blockbuster visual, Lady Gaga’s new single is struggling to break into the top 150 on iTunes and only debuted at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 Bubbling Under Chart. The popularity of the video will ensure a huge rise on next week’s countdown, so it’s not all doom and gloom. Watch (again) up top. More »
While Akon stopped by the Idolator to discuss
his philanthropic work with the Akon Lighting Africa Project
and Peace One Day
, we also made a point of asking him about the sheer volume of other artists the smooth crooner has collaborated with over the last 10 years. After all, this is the guy who signed Lady Gaga
to his Kon Live label, sang the memorable wooh hoo
hook on Gwen Stefani
‘s “Sweet Escape,” worked with Michael Jackson on several songs before the pop king’s death
and penned tracks for Whitney Houston
‘s final album I Look To You.
We also couldn’t help singling out one of the hands-down best collabs Akon has ever done (in our humble opinion) — Kardinall Offishall‘s 2007 smash “Dangerous” — and getting the full scoop on how the song came together.
Above, watch Akon as he rattles off the first thing that comes to mind with each artist we mention. Then head below to watch him school us on his hit “Dangerous.” More »
‘s stomach-turning SXSW performance
with vomit artist (this is a thing) Millie Brown
drew criticism for putting an arty spin on eating disorders — not in the least from Demi Lovato
. She described the display
as “sad” and tweeted: “As if we didn’t have enough people glamorizing eating disorders already. Bottom line, it’s not ‘cool’ or ‘artsy’ at all.”
Mother Monster finally responded to the accusations in an interview with E! News. “I have struggled with an eating disorder for over 10 years and I take that very seriously,” she revealed. “I am very supportive of Demi’s struggle and her recovery as well as the recovery of anyone who is suffering from that.”
However, the “G.U.Y.” diva stands by her vomit-themed act and refuses to apologize. “This performance had absolutely nothing to do with any eating disorder, and we never intended for it to be taken that way,” she explains. “I’m really proud of the performance and really stand by the message of rage and pain that we were trying to express in that moment.” More »
Monsters, Lady Gaga
has given you all a lot to look at with the visual for her third ARTPOP single “G.U.Y.”
Can your eyes handle all the spectacular spectacle and fashionable flash and overall Vanderpump of this music video?
Several online critics had their say on the Gaga-directed extravaganza, which incorporates four tracks from her latest album, several personalities from the Bravo network and has a run time of nearly 12 minutes. (The credits at the end take up four of those.) Head below to see our roundup of “G.U.Y.” reviews, then let us know your own thoughts on LG’s latest video. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Shakira edges out “Can’t Remember To Forget You” partner Rihanna as the most-liked musician on Facebook, with 86.3 million likes. “I always wanted to have a lot of friends but never imagined it would be so many,” she said in a post thanking her fans. [Billboard]
:: David Guetta and his wife Cathy have reportedly divorced after 22 years of marriage. The two had worked together in music projects and events and even renewed their vows in 2012. [People]
:: Lady Gaga responded to Demi Lovato‘s criticism of her SXSW performance, featuring vomit artist Millie Brown. She says that while she’s “very supportive of Demi’s struggle,” the performance had “absolutely nothing” to do with eating disorders as Lovato thought. [E!]
:: Miley Cyrus was filmed showering fans with spit at her March 20 concert in Tampa, Florida. It’s like those Sex Pistols – now that’s entertainment. [Popdust]
:: Late Night with Seth Meyers will soon steer away from the music-loving standards set by previous host Jimmy Fallon. While its debut week featured performances by Kanye West, Brad Paisley and A Great Big World, Seth Meyers now will show just two musical acts per week. [Billboard]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »