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Lady Gaga Thanks The Photographers Who Told Her She Was Pretty

“Thank you to all of the photographers that, very early on in my career, thought that I was beautiful. Because there were many who didn’t understand my face. And didn’t understand my style. Or what I was trying to say. But there were, just a few of you, who loved it so much.”

Lady Gaga, thanking the photographers who embraced her unique look at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards. Aw. [ONTD] Keep reading »

Do Women Take Better Pictures Of Other Women?

Ellen von Unwerth is one of only a few women in the fashion photography world. In a field largely dominated by males, von Unwerth’s often-dream-like photos have appeared in magazines like Vanity Fair, Interview, and Vogue, along with ad campaigns for major brands, including Chanel, Banana Republic, and Victoria’s Secret. In a very expensive book ($700!?!) called Fräulein, to be released in December, the Bavarian photographer celebrates sexy female icons of the modern era.

In an article in The Sunday Times, Katie Roiphe writes that the women (from Claudia Schiffer and Milla Jovovich to Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears) in von Unwerth’s book are sexy because they seem to be enjoying themselves, “though they might be even happier if another person were there.” They look good because they’re self-confident — and not the least bit clingy. Could part of the reason for the heightened sexiness be that the photographer is also a woman? Keep reading »

Photographer David LaChapelle Leaves New York, Takes Up Nudity

David LaChapelle does not take your average celebrity pictures. Rather, if he’s shooting Pam Anderson, she’s naked, prostrate, and covered in stars, but, you know, in a way that’s comfortable for her. Not even Jesus can escape LaChapelle’s provocative lens. But he’s done with all that now. Apparently, all the museum exhibits and glamorous parties around the world have lost their luster. His surprising new career turn, after the jump… Keep reading »

Britney Spears: Then Vs. Now

Britney’s many, many breakdowns made our list of nominations for the year’s hottest controversy, but she’s come a long way since swimming in her underwear and missing drug tests due to her busy schedule. [LA Times]

THEN: NOW:
25 photographers camped outside house 3-4 photographers camped outside house
$10,000-$15,000/photo $1,500/photo (she’s just that boring/normal)
Spent her time shaving head, going to hospital, being trainwreck Spends time inside house, at the gym/dance class, and in recording studio
Hung out with Sam Lufti, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton Hangs out with parents and Mel Gibson
Slammed for performance at 2007 MTV Video Music Awards Receives 2008 MTV VMA nomination for Best Female Music Video (and might perform…the president of MTV Networks Music Group said “Everyone deserves a second or third chance, right?”
Lost visitation rights for Sean Preston and Jayden James Gets more time with sons when custody settlement is finalized

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