On American Idol last night, most fans were probably unaware that Lady Gaga‘s appearance on the show was edited down. Lady Gaga, however, wants the world to see the full, unedited version of her performance of “Alejandro” and “Bad Romance” on American Idol – and we’re happy to oblige.
Lady Gaga’s appearance was taped last week, which apparently gave the American Idol powers-that-be plenty of time to decide what they did, and did not, want shown on air. American Idol producers allegedly made the cuts to Lady gaga’s performance due to time constraints. Honestly, we can’t find anything racy enough in the extended version to warrant censorship, so we hope that’s true.
Regardless, Lady Gaga may not have been pleased by the editing of her performance on Idol. Although she hasn’t directly said anything negative about the snips, she did make sure fans knew about them.
“Idol cut down my performance,” Lady Gaga posted to her Twitter fans. Gaga also posted a link to the unedited video version of her performance. That link stopped working, but we found a copy of the Lady Gaga unedited “Alejandro” video and share it with you here. Enjoy little monsters!
What do you think? Did American Idol edit Lady Gaga’s performance just because they were short on time? Or do you think producers thought the parts they snipped were a bit too racy for their prime time show?
Lady Gaga‘s ex-boyfriend and former business partner Rob Fusari has filed a lawsuit against the singer for more than $30 million, claiming he help launch her career and deserves a share of the profits from her success.
Producer Rob Fusari, who co-wrote Lady Gaga’s hit song “Paparazzi,” claims he discovered her in 2006 when she was playing under her birth name of Stefani Germanotta. In addition to being instrumental in kick-starting her career, Fusari claims he is even responsible for Lady Gaga’s infamous moniker.
According to court documents, Fusari states that the name came about when he “addressed a cell phone text to Germanotta under the moniker â€˜Radio Gagaâ€™ [a Queen song], his cell phoneâ€™s spell check converted â€˜Radioâ€™ to â€˜Lady.â€™ Germanotta loved it and â€˜Lady Gagaâ€™ was born.â€
Gaga’s spurned lover also takes credit for remaking Germanotta as a musician and vocalist as well. “He pushed her to explore different musical genres,” the lawsuit claims. “Over the course of the next several months, Germanotta commuted from New York to Jersey seven days a week, radically reshaping her approach. They put their focus on writing music and finding a sound for her.”
In the lawsuit against Lady Gaga, Rob Fusari is asking for a 20 percent cut of Gaga’s companies Team Love Child and Mermaid Music. Fusari says a contract he made with Lady Gaga in 2006 promised him a portion of her revenue and proceeds from merchandising.
Fusari alleges in the lawsuit that Lady Gaga stopped speaking with him after their relationship fell apart and she signed a new recording contract with Interscope in 2007. Now he wants her to cough up the money he says she owes him under their previous agreements.
Reps for Lady Gaga have so far not commented on the lawsuit or allegations made by Fusari.
The death of rebel designer Alexander McQueen on Thursday has prompted an outpouring of tributes from his celebrity admirers and clients. Hollywood stars from Lady Gaga to Janet Jackson have issued statements expressing their sadness over the 40-year-old designer’s premature death.
Lady Gaga took to the Net to express her tribute to Alexander McQueen posting a photo of herself and the designer on her Twitter feed. Lady Gaga premiered “Bad Romance” at a McQueen fashion show last fall. She also wore McQueen clothing in the music video for the song.
Janet Jackson also took to her Twitter feed to pay tribute to McQueen. “Today we lost a true genius, Alexander McQueen,” Jackson said. “He possessed a unique creativity that will never be recaptured. Alexander invited me to my very 1st fashion show… There will NEVER be another!”
Pop icon Madonna released a press statement saying McQueen was a “truly unique visionary in the world of fashion… What a tragedy.”
Other celebrities, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Ashton Kutcher and Project Runway star Christian Siriano also issued statements to the pressÂ regarding McQueen’s death. Siriano, who worked for McQueen at one time, said it was “an honor to work for him and watch him create and develop his craft over the years. I believe him to be one of the most talented artists of my lifetime.”
Sadly, the death of Alexander McQueen may spell the end for his signature fashion label as well. Without McQueen to represent his line, the Gucci Group may decide to abandon the brand, which has reportedly failed to rake in significant profits for its parent company.
Police are still investigating the circumstances of McQueen’s death. However, police reports indicate it is likely the fashion designer committed suicide.
Lady Gaga cancelled more concerts over the weekend after collapsing from “exhaustion and dehydration” last week in West Lafayette, IN. A statement on her official website claims Lady Gaga has been ordered to rest by her doctors.
Lady Gaga collapsed and passed out shortly before a show in West Lafayette, IN last week. She reportedly experienced shortness of breath and a rapid heartbeat while waiting to go onstage. “I’ve been crying for hours, I feel like I let my fans down 2nite,” Lady Gaga posted on her Twitter feed following the incident. “An hour before the show, I was feeling dizzy and having trouble breathing.” she said.
Although Lady Gaga (real name: Stefani Germanotta) managed to find enough energy make a live appearance on Oprah the next day, she cancelled several more concerts over the weekend. “Her physician has advised her to take a few days off to rest,” a statement on her website reads.
Lady Gaga cancelled concerts in Atlantic City on Saturday, in Wallingford, Connecticut on Sunday and delayed a concert Monday in Uncasville, Connecticut. Gaga had also been scheduled to host a gay rights charity gala on Saturday in Atlantic City, but cancelled that gig as well.
“I hope you can forgive me,” Lady Gaga posted on her Twitter account after the first show cancellation. “I love my little monsters more than anything, you are everything to me.”
The Purdue University concert has been rescheduled for Jan. 26. The rest of the missed dates for Gaga’s Monster Ball tour are expected to be rescheduled soon.
We hope she gets well soon – and bloody well doesn’t cancel the concert we’re going to!
Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin says her children are crying over the loss of their ‘buddies’ from the TLC film crew. In an interview with Barbara Walters for her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009Â special, Kate Gosselin said her children miss the film crew that used to be so much a part of their daily lives.
“They cried in the van on the way home from school the other day,” Kate Gosselin tells Barbara Walters in the interview. “I finally admitted to them, they kept asking, ‘Where’s the camera crew? Where’s the camera crew? We miss them.’ And I said, ‘Our show is over.’ …Eight sobbing kids driving home from school.”
TLC had initially planned to remake Jon & Kate Plus 8 without Jon Gosselin following the couple’s very public separation. The reality TV dad, however, forbade TLC from continuing to film his children, effectively ending their time as mini-TV stars.
While Jon Gosselin continues to flounder around trying to find a new way to capitalize on his waning 15 minutes of fame, Kate Gosselin is set to start co-hosting a new talk show next spring, according to ABCNews.com.
The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 airs Wednesday night at 10 PM. Other famous names scheduled to be featured include Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, Brett Favre and Glenn Beck.
Britainâ€™s Got Talent star and YouTube darling Susan Boyle flew to the top of the U.S. charts with the release of her debut album, I Dreamed a Dream. The album was the best U.S. opening from a female artist since Nielsen began tracking sales in 1991.
Susan Boyle also topped the British album sales charts earlier this week. Boyle’s album sold a record-setting 701,000 copies sold, even beating out American Idol alumni Adam Lambert‘s debut album, which came in at number three. Andrea Bocelli‘s My Christmas took the number two spot.
I Dreamed a Dream slugged out Eminem‘s previous record sales this year for Relapse, making it the biggest debut album of 2009 by far.
In a week that featured new albums by Lambert, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, pulling the number one spot is quite a coup for Susan Boyle.
The much-hyped “Fame Kills” Tour featuring Kanye West and Lady Gaga has been cancelled, but little explanation is forthcoming as to why the tour was nixed. The full slate of tour dates was announced just two weeks ago.
Some tabloid sites have speculated the Fame Kills tour was cancelled due to poor ticket sales and it does appear, as TMZ.com simply stated, they rather “sucked”. But why would two hot ticket music stars like Kanye West and Lady Gaga fail to bring in the crowds? Could be backlash is still flying over the Kanye West – Taylor Swift indicent at the MTV Video Music Awards. Or perhaps Lady Gaga has lost some of her draw dealing with all these crazy hermaphodite rumors.
As for Kanye West and Lady Gaga themselves, they aren’t saying much. Kanye West did say on David Letterman following the VMAs that he wanted to take time off to grieve his mother – who died a year ago. But then he went on to officially announce the “Fame Kills” tour just days later. Lady Gaga reportedly wasn’t too pleased with Kanye West’s rude behavior toward Taylor Swift on the VMAs, but gave no indication she wanted to dump the tour over it.
The music business is all about profits though. The most likely explanation is probably the correct one in this case. All this negative press has left a bad taste in fans’ mouths and they just weren’t ponying up enough cash to satisfy the “Fame Kills” headliners and backers.