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Cher Loves Lady Gaga’s Jazz Album, Lady Gaga Thinks Cher Has Class: See Their Twitter Love-In

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Remember when Lady Gaga and Cher recorded “The Greatest Thing” (it actually lived up to its title!) for the legendary diva’s Closer To The Truth LP but then it got ditched at the last minute because Mother Monster wasn’t happy with the fact that it sounded like the best song never to win Eurovision? Well, that mess is all in the past! The gay icons have made up and showed a lot of love for each other on Twitter yesterday (September 15).

It turns out someone sent Cher a copy of Lady Gaga’s jazz LP with Tony Bennett and she really liked what she heard. “SO F-ING PROUD OF U #GAGA HEARD (&SAW) AMAZING CD COLAB #CheekToCheek W/4 EVER HIP #TONYBENNETT BABE, UR CHANNELING JAZZ GREATS & KIL-N-ME,” the “Woman’s World” singer tweeted. (If you’re unfamiliar with Cher-speak that translates as “I enjoyed your album”). The ARTPOP pioneer was quick to return the love and even demanded her fans trend #MonstersLoveCher. See their cute exchange after the jump. More »

Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga’s “Nature Boy”: Listen To Their Cover Of The 1940s Standard

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Jazzy pals Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga continue to roll out their Cheek To Cheek tracks ahead of the album’s release next week (on September 23). This time around it’s “Nature Boy,” a cover of the classic standard written by eden ahbez (yes, his name was in lower case) and made famous when the 1948 Nat King Cole version was released.

Says Gaga of this track (via a press release), “You will recognize ['Nature Boy'] also famously as used in Moulin Rouge, but our rendition with the now late multi-reedist Paul Horn is spectacular. Horn was meant to join Tony & me for the PBS special but sadly passed just weeks before, a New Age Jazz pioneer, lets celebrate him 2day. You will hear his genius in the flute solo of our ‘NATURE BOY’ a solo that will echo through the world today. And forever.” More »

Lady Gaga Says Tony Bennett Saved Her Life & Helped Her Come To Terms With ‘ARTPOP’ Flopping

Lady Gaga tells Parade magazine that recording jazz LP Cheek To Cheek with Tony Bennett turned her life around and helped put the last year of her career into perspective. “Six months ago I didn’t even want to sing anymore,” Mother Monster reveals. The diva’s hip operation, change in management and underperformance of ARTPOP pushed her to the brink of quitting.

However, the “Applause” loving diva turned things around after meeting her duet partner. “I tell Tony every day that he saved my life,” she says. “I was so sad. I couldn’t sleep. I felt dead. And then I spent a lot of time with Tony. He wanted nothing but my friendship and my voice.” The ups and downs of the jazz legend’s iconic career also helped Gaga deal with the commercial failure of her latest album.

“People wrote a lot of things about my last album, ARTPOP, which was very controversial,” she says. “If it didn’t grab the whole world the way The Fame Monster did, that’s okay, because I know it’s good. That’s what Tony has taught me, that my intuition is right. When he talks about the 66 albums he’s put out, the peaks and valleys, and how it’s not about having a hit record — it’s the most inspiring thing.” More »

Magazine Melee: Which Pop Princess Has The Best September 2014 Cover?

Each month, we take a look at our favorite pop stars gracing the glossy covers of fashion, health, music and lifestyle magazines across the world and ask you to choose the best cover!

With summer coming to an end, it’s time now for the fashion and lifestyle magazines to flaunt our favorite pop stars in the fiercest, most fashion-forward looks of the season. After Nicole Scherzinger took the crown for the August’ 14 spread, who will reign supreme across the much-coveted September issue assortment? More »

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Announce They’ll Star In H&M’s Holiday Campaign: Watch

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Snowflakes are already falling, as far as the retail world is concerned. Music buddies Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have announced that they’ll be the faces of H&M’s upcoming holiday campaign. The pair, who are set to release their joint standards album Cheek To Cheek on September 23 and will perform in a PBS special airing in October, appear in a short video that was posted to Gaga’s Instagram.

“Hi, everyone! Tony and I are excited to announce that we’re the stars of H&M’s holiday campaign,” Mother Monster says in the video, while donning a black, Cher-like wig. Tony adds, “That’s right — Lady and I, cheek to cheek with H&M for the holidays!”

So far no images from the campaign have surfaced, but watch Gaga and Bennett’s cute clip below and see if it gets you in the mood to shop. More »

Lady Gaga Made A Surprise Appearance During The Adam Lambert & Queen Tour In Australia: Watch

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From ArtRave pop diva to Cheek To Cheek jazz chanteuse, Lady Gaga is truly a musical chameleon. And last night, the “Born This Way” singer-songstress delighted an unsuspecting audience with yet another musical switch-up: Glam-rock goddess!

Yesterday, while down under for the Australian leg of her ArtRave, Gaga popped out on stage during the acclaimed Adam Lambert and Queen Tour in Sydney, which has electrifying audiences all over the world this summer. (It makes sense, too — Gaga is named after Queen’s “Radio Ga Ga,” after all!)

Together, the two friends gleefully tore into Queen classic “Another One Bites The Dust” together to the roaring delight of the crowd. “Tonight I felt alive in a way I have not before. I returned to the Radio GaGa mothership to pay homage to my leaders. It was emotional and wild,” Gaga wrote on Instagram. “So much fun tonight! @ladygaga” Lambert wrote on his page.

Check out photos and videos of the surprise duet after the jump, and listen to full audio from the concert right here. More »

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Jam In Their Low-Key “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” Video: Watch

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It will be interesting to see how Little Monsters and jazz enthusiasts respond to Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett‘s Cheek To Cheek LP but, judged solely on their merits, all of the songs we’ve heard thus far have been extremely pleasant. The unlikely duo dropped a low-key video for “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” today (August 26) and it’s the perfect antidote for the diva’s overwhelming, more-is-more ARTPOP visuals.

Originally recorded by Adelaide Hall way back in 1928, the swingin’ standard is a nice fit for Gags and Tony. It allows them to riff off each other and ham it up (ever so slightly). Those shenanigans are captured in the studio-based video, which finds Mother Monster modeling a variety of wigs and smoking a cigar. Her suave companion looks a little bemused but he’s clearly having a good time. Watch up top. More »

MTV VMAs 2014: Watch Every Video Of The Year Award Winner From The Past Decade In 2 Minutes

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At this Sunday’s (August 24) MTV Video Music Awards, Pharrell will be the one male facing off against female pop forces Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea and Sia in the Video Of The Year category. And of course we all know those names today, but who remembers that Panic! At The Disco once waltzed away from the VMAs with a Video Of The Year moonman? Or what song Green Day nabbed the award for in 2005? Or what year Britney Spears emerged victorious in the category?

Ahead of the latest staging of MTV’s annual extravaganza, we decided to flash back through the past decade, all the way back to 2004, to refresh our memories on exactly which artists and songs won the big prize on VMAs night. We then compiled snippets of all the winning clips into one two-and-a-half-minute video, which you can watch above. More »

The Summer 2014 Idolator Video Floppy Awards: Alison Gold, Farrah Abraham, Avril Lavigne, Lady Gaga & More Sweep The Floppys!

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Face it, kids: the MTV VMAs are hopelessly out of touch. I mean, Paris Hilton hasn’t even been nominated!

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That’s why we here at Idolator have decided to right the music industry’s wrongs by celebrating its TRUE triumphs via our very first Video Floppy Awards. #sorrynotsorry all other award shows — you ain’t NOTHING next to Idolator’s Floppys!

Below you’ll find the snubbed videos that we felt were most worthy of being singled out in at least some category or other. Oh, and just FYI, we’ll be hauling the Floppys out whenever we damn well please. Why wait a whole year when the cycle of floptitude is constantly twirling around us at any given moment?

You’ve been warned. More »

10 Things To Expect From Madonna’s Next Album

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When Madonna releases a new album, it isn’t so much an event as it is an international holiday.

Her Madgesty is now on her 13th studio album. 2012′s MDNA gave us just a little bit of the life we needed for the icon’s 12th release, but of course we wanted more. It’s only natural, given this is a woman who has consistently reinvented herself for three decades straight.

Now it’s 2014, which feels like the perfect time for her to drop off a new project and deliver that breed of cross-genre pop that only she can provide.

Details on the album thus far have been hit or miss: While other websites have speculated by way of Instagram posts and other random clues, Idolator played detective and dug up even more info on the album. Of course, nothing is conclusive since this is Madge, but we do have enough information to at the very least be excited for the project.

So without further ado, let’s see what we have in store from the Queen Of Pop herself. More »