The Morning Mix: Did Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” Video Director Copy Himself?
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:: Why wait to actually see Lady Gaga’s finished “Alejandro” video before we start bickering about whether it recycles some previous work, right? Blackbook notes that the pageboy haircuts on the video’s male models, and the vid’s industrial setting, are “especially reminiscent” of a photo shoot that the video director, Madonna favorite Steven Klein, already did for W magazine, featuring Lara Stone. [Blackbook]
:: RedOne, Gaga’s primary producer and the whiz behind smashes “Just Dance”, “Poker Face” and “LoveGame”, was honored as pop songwriter of the year at the BMI Pop Awards. Bonus prize: he doesn’t have to appear in the Gaga comic book. [Just Jared]
:: A tearful Lily Allen (and her co-writer on “The Fear”, producer/Bird And The Bee mastermind Greg Kurstin) picked up three Ivor Novello Awards at the prestigious songwriters’ ceremony in London. You don’t think she’ll take this as a sign to actual record music again, do you? [Billboard]
:: Jay Sean let MTV have a peek at one of his writing sessions for his next album, which he says will feature Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige, among others. [MTV]
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