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Lady Gaga Gets A Gender-Bending Fern Species Named After Her

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When Dr. Kathleen Pryer and her team at Duke University’s herbarium discovered a new species of fern that produces spores that grow into male, female, or bisexual plants, their minds turned to–who else?–Lady Gaga. “We wanted to name this genus for Lady Gaga because of her fervent defense of equality and individual expression,” said Pryer. “And as we started to consider it, the ferns themselves gave us more reasons why it was a good choice.” One of those reasons was in the plant’s genetic code: when a graduate student discovered the sequence “GAGA” in the fern’s base pairs, it seemed only obvious that the plants would be named “Gaga germanotta” (Gaga’s real name is Stefani Germanotta) and “Gaga monstraparva” (translation: “Little monster”). “‘Born this Way’ is enormously empowering,” adds Dr. Pryer, “especially for disenfranchised people and communities like LGBT, ethnic groups, women — and scientists who study odd ferns!”

I’d just like to say that my new life goal is to have a “Born This Way” dance party at the Duke herbarium. Botanists know how to party. [Rolling Stone]

11 Young Hollywood Super Couples

After seeing Jay-Z perform with wife Beyonce this weekend, I had two thoughts: 1) They can never break up, and 2) If the music industry has Jay and Beyonce as their modern power couple, who does Young Hollywood have? Who is the 2012 version of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart? I mean, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, not to mention Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, have split — which famous pair is poised to take the super couple reigns and hold on for dear life? The obvious choice would be Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, but I think we can all agree they are swimming in rough waters right now and can’t really be expected to do the job.

With that in mind, I decided to anoint the new guard of up-and-coming Hollywood super couples, celebs who are great alone but even stronger together. Keep reading »

This Week In Style: Valentino Demystifies Anne Hathaway’s Wedding Headband!

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  • Despite all the drama and criticism that’s surrounded Hedi Slimane’s first collection for Yves Saint Laurent, bigwig buyers from giants like Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman are loving the wares, which is kind of the whole point. [Refinery29]
  • Elizabeth Olsen talks shopping, style, and borrowing/stealing clothes from her sisters in an exclusive interview. Girlfriend’s got it rough! [Grazia Daily]
  • Chanel is trying to make French manicures happen again. For what reason, we may never know. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

5 Terrible ’90s Fashions We Can’t Believe We Ever Wore

Earlier this week, Lady Gaga went all ’90s on us and wore almost the exact same Versace safety pin dress that then unknown model Elizabeth Hurley made famous in 1994. Gaga had just spent the day with Donatella Versace, so who knows, maybe they’re in cahoots to make what’s old new again.

But let’s be clear — if we’re bringing ’90s fashion back, there are a few things that shouldn’t be resurrected. I’m all for some flannel shirts and some dark red lips, but I draw the line at these five ’90s trends that should stay where they belong – buried underground forever next to a “Boy Meets World” VHS boxset and a Marky Mark CD. Read more…

The Soapbox: In Response To Lady Gaga And Her Proposed “Body Revolution”

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I have vilified Lady Gaga in the past (to much condemnation, given her rabid fanbase): the contrived, weird-for-attention shtick really wears on me, particularly considering it comes hand-in-hand with what basically amounts to catchy, radio-friendly pop music with a pseudo-controversial religious message here and there. I can live with her message of peace, love, and acceptance, but that isn’t enough to make a fan out of me. Here’s what is: in defense of her recent 25-pound weight gain and the ensuing media scrutiny, Gaga gets naked, or at least stripped to her skivvies, to set the “Body Revolution” in motion. Keep reading »

Lady Gaga: The Pope’s View On Homosexuality “Does Not Matter To The World”

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“I think that gay marriage is going to happen. It must.  We are not actually equal — humanity — if we are not allowed to freely love one another. What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world. It matters to the people who like the Pope and follow the Pope. It is not a reflection of all religious people.”

– Lady Gaga on a French radio show spit some truth that the Vatican probably found hard to hear. But I like the way Gaga said this: she didn’t say the Pope is wrong, she just said his opinion doesn’t matter to people who don’t follow him. We can fight all we want about who’s right and who’s wrong about the “morality” of homosexuality and gay marriage, but you can’t really argue with the fact that the opinions of other people’s religious leaders don’t matter to most of us. That is precisely why when bigots try to explain to me that their anti-gay beliefs are just religious, I immediately invoke my all-loving, all-accepting deity, the Flying Spaghetti Monster. [Fox News]

Lady Gaga Learned Everything She Knows From Leigh Bowery

While I really can’t stand much of Lady Gaga’s music, the bitch does know how to style herself so that everybody’s talking about her all the time. Like, take the weird outfit she wore to the airport in Spain this past weekend. It’s so bulbous and ungainly and unflattering, but in a totally pointed way. But you know? Her style? It’s kind of a rip-off/homage to another incredible artist: Leigh Bowery. I’m not the first to see the connection between the two — it’s been written about and noted by everyone from Colette to Vogue — but the genius and dark subversion of Bowery’s work has to be seen to be believed. Keep reading »

Is This Lady Gaga’s Weirdest Outfit Ever?

Sure, it’s a little more simplistic than her other getups, but this has to absolutely be the strangest, most unwearable, most inexplicably WTFiest dress-thing Gaga has ever worn. Even she looks confused by herself. Well done, Gaga.

Lady Gaga Smokes A Joint Onstage In Amsterdam

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  • Lady Gaga smoked a joint on stage at her Amsterdam show, where pot is legal, because of course she did. She also wore really unfortunate-looking fishnet stockings while doing so, prompting a debate between Amelia and I about whether fishnets can ever be cute. I say hell no, she says sometimes. Feel free to weigh in!  [Celebrity Cafe]

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That’s A Lot Of Look: Lady Gaga Tries To Make The Head Bouquet Happen

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Here’s Lady Gaga stepping out of her hotel on her way to attend the Matthew Williamson show at London Fashion Week, looking totally normal. Just kidding! She seems to have inserted her head into one of those spherical flower bouquets that everyone’s obsessed with on Pinterest. I must say that the small portion of her face peeking out from her head garden looks really beautiful, though–her skin is dewy and her makeup is on point. Suddenly I have the urge to stick my head into the vase of daisies on my desk. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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