After taking a year break, LOGO is bringing back its Always Next, Forever Now Award for the 2013 NewNowNext Awards. Janet Jackson was the first to receive the “lifetime award” at the inaugural ceremony back in 2008. The following years went to Britney Spears (2009), Paula Abdul (2010) and Lady Gaga (2011).
E! Network’s Chelsea Handler will present the honor to this year’s recipient during the ceremony taking place at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA on April 13th. Why Handler? Apparently, the late-night talk show host and this musician are buddies. Read the following statement from the network and see if you can figure out who’s getting the award.
“[____] embodies what the Always Next, Forever Now Award is all about in everything that she does” said Lisa Sherman, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Logo. “She continuously pushes boundaries, stunning us with her creative vision and ability to make a tremendous impact on pop culture.”
A while back, Lady Gaga released her “Fame” fragrance and all of the super dark and eery promo videos to go along with it. Now, and unreleased clip has been released and it takes everything to a whole new level.
As the video begins, a viewers are warned about the content their about to see with the following message: “Warning: The use of violence in this film is a comment on the duality of FAME.” Right after the disclaimer, the video begins. More text appears on the screen reading, “Luxury propels vanity to dangerous places.” Then we see Lady Gaga in front of a creepy mirror firing a gun into it and killing all of the people in the reflection behind her. It’s pretty dark.
Check out the video below and share your thoughts about what you think. A little “overkill” for a fragrance?
Earlier this week, Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson performed at the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. Yesterday, the headlines were all about the fact that Beyonce lip-synced the National Anthem, but I think the general consensus seems to be that sometimes “they” make you lip-sync (ie. Olympics, etc.), sometimes it’s the weather & cold… either way… who cares. We all know Beyonce can perform and sing the eff out of any song.
Last night, Lady Gaga performed at the White House Staff Ball, singing an acoustic version of “Born This Way,” in addition to “You and I” and an adorable duet with Tony Bennett singing, “The Lady Is A Tramp.”
Watch the performances below! As a side note, are you guys as excited about ArtPop and the little “Rachet” teaser from the Gaga/Beyonce/Rihanna/Azealia collaboration? Can’t wait.
Just in case you didn’t know what “ratchet” means, here are a few definitions from Urban Dictionary. My personal favorite is the last one ;)
A diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason to believe she is every mans eye candy. Unfortunately, she’s wrong.
A ghetto girl who is loud and obnoxious and constantly causing drama and usually trashy.
Ratchet is If Ghetto and Hot Shitty Mess had a baby, and that baby had no father, and became a stripper, then made a sex tape with an athlete, then became a reality star!
Looks like the rumored collaboration between Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna and Azealia Banks is becoming a reality. Banks was the first to start the rumor mill. She revealed she worked with the “Bad Romance” singer on a song called “Red Flame” which was later renamed to “Ratchet.” Then when both Gaga and Beyonce posted self-portraits sporting “ratchet” earrings, the internet really went crazy. Not sure how Rihanna got in the mix, but somehow she’s been included whenever the collaboration has been mentioned.
If this actually comes to fruition, this 2013 quartet could be the modern-day version of the “Lady Marmalade” collabo between Christina Aguilera, Lil ‘Kim, Pink and Mya back in 2001 for the musical Moulin Rouge. Not sure if they can reach the heights of what those four ladies did back then, but they certainly match their star wattage. Check out a very short snippet of “Ratchet” below which was produced by frequent Gaga partner DJ White Shadow.
I’m not sure how this list was compiled because it seems a little odd. DoSomething.org recently unveiled their annual Top 20 list of “Celebs Gone Good” and Taylor Swift is apparently the most giving in Hollywood. Not to discredit Swift’s generous donations, but is she really the No. 1 charitable celebrity out there? If she is, then the others really need to step up their do-gooding game.
The 23-year-old “Trouble” singer stands atop of the heap due to her $4 million donation to the Country Hall of Fame Museum which is the largest sum ever donated to the organization. She’s also cited for all tremendous work for young people battling cancer and being the youngest person to ever receive the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for her charity work.
Others making the list include Carrie Underwood, Channing Tatum, Ben Affleck and Miley Cyrus. It’s interesting how Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez rank separately, while Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone and Jay-Z & Beyonce are grouped together. There are definitely a couple of surprises including Ian Somerhalder. Not that he doesn’t strike me as a giving person. It’s just you never hear much about his good deeds. Find out who the runner-up is and the rest of the Top 20 below.
Hey fellow homos. How’s everyone’s Christmas shopping getting along? Thankfully, Patrick and I completed a big chunk of our list yesterday afternoon. Getting out of the house to do a few holiday tasks definitely helped get me in the Christmas spirit, something I feel like I have been lacking in this year. If you are like me and need a little holiday pep, I’ve decided to compile a list of some of my favorite Christmas tracks to add to your playlist. Here we go. (Please note, this article is being written very tongue in cheek.) Enjoy!
This song is a must-have on your holiday homo playlist. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at any party and will make your spirits gay and bright! It doesn’t hurt that George Michael who’s on our team is the mastermind behind this Christmas tune that we all know and love. See more of my holiday favorites below.
What’s one way to enjoy cake without all the calories? Easy. Just wear your bra and panties and ride it like a “Pony” that would make Ginuwine proud.
Last week, Lady Gaga released a short teaser of “Cake” directed by Terry Richardson. Now, we have a longer and tad raunchier visual to look at. The “Bad Romance” singer shows off her booty dropping skills to the max. Besides writhing on the floor like Taylor Kinney was underneath her, she appears in a bathtub with two ladies smacking her donkey booty. Who knew Gaga had such stripper moves? If her singing career ever ends, she might wanna hit up Scores. I can see her ‘making it rain‘ with that bootylicious behind.
“Cake” was from one of Gaga’s Born This Way album producers, DJ White Shadow. He put the audio on his Soundcloud and asked his followers to submit their lyrics for it. Bonus points if you mentioned Lady Gaga. After picking “the one” he told Gaga she had to listen to it. The rest is, as they say, history. The 26-year-old has since performed it in Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro. The track made its debut at the Mugler fashion show in Paris this September. Get a nibble of “Cake” below and see if you like the flava.
Disney and Barney’s New York have just released a new video called “Electric Holiday” to get people (and cartoons) excited about holiday fashion.
As the video starts off, Minnie Mouse finds herself on a fashion adventure in Paris at a fashion show where she and all the other Disney characters will be walking the runway in Lanvin. They get their makeup done, but it’s Tinkerbell’s magic touch that turns these cute characters, into runway divas. Minnie and essentially becomes “Skinny Minnie“.
Watch as Minnie embarks on a fantastical fashion adventure in Paris, where she walks the runway in Lanvin and rubs elbows with the cartoon version of fashion-world figures like Linda Evangelista, Daphne Guinness, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga and many more. There are so many Disney characters in it too – either walking the runway, or in the audience like Cinderella‘s evil stepmother and step sisters, Drizella and Anastasia.