[Lady Gaga's] journey isn't that difficult: to go from the f*cking Upper East Side to a f*cking performing arts school and on to a stage at the museum of f*cking wherever. That journey's about four miles."
Come on Mya, tell us how you really feel. Fewer and fewer people are going to be crying when M.I.A.'s fifteen minutes are up. And we're just about there. But she's not going down without shooting her mouth off just a bit more.
This time Maya Arulpragasam is making headlines for incendiary comments about Oprah Winfrey, and, of course, Lady Gaga.
In a new interview with Time Out London (found via Billboard), the loudmouth little rapper/pop semi-star said Winfrey gave her the "cold shoulder" when they both attended the Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala in May. "She was with Iman [Bowie]. Iman was always dancing with me, hugging and kissing me, but Oprah seemed really p*ssed off with me," she said, going on to attack Oprah for complimenting Gaga. She said, "She made this huge speech at the ball praising Lady Gaga and about how she [Lady Gaga] is helping Americans to be the best of themselves. There's millions of other Americans who represent that for me.
If you can't stand the pigeon poop you're not rocking hard enough, according to some Kings Of Leon fans.
Some people are apparently disappointed in the band after they abandoned a gig because they were being pelted with pigeon droppings from the rafters.
The group walked offstage in St Louis, Missouri at the weekend (July 23) after they were showered in excrement and one bird almost pooped in bassist Jared's mouth. And the NME says some people have contacted them to complain that unwillingness to stand in pigeon crap does not rock.
"What the f*ck happened to real rock stars?" moaned someone named Rgusto. "The fuggin' Sex Pistols would played extra long in these conditions just because!"
Liam Gallagher says his new band Beady Eye is going to be bigger than Oasis.
I WISH I was the one who thought of this but I can't take credit: Someone over at Idolator amusingly pointed out that since Oasis used to claim to be bigger than the Beatles and the Beatles were, of course, bigger than Jesus, well…that's pretty big.
Anyway, until the split in 2009 amid a storm of tantrums and sibling petulance, Oasis was pretty successful, and sold some 70 million records worldwide.
"It'll be bigger," Liam said in an interview with London's Sunday Times (found via Spinner). "I've got no doubt about the music, no doubt about me. I've never sounded better."
Well. As the Fark.com header hat lead me to this video pointed out, Hell must have frozen over.
Dave Mustaine and James Hetfield shared a stage in Romania Bulgaria and even sang together. It's the beefing metalheads' first time appearing together since Dave got kicked out of Metallica in 1983.
Foundrymusic.com says that on June 22, 2010, the members of the metal "Big Four" – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax -- joined one another on stage at the Sonisphere festival in Sofia, Bulgaria for a cover of the Diamond Head classic Am I Evil? Also on vocals is Joey Belladonna from Anthrax.
**Vid was removed from YouTube. Thanks Pickz. I got this one for now from Daily Motion....
Ever wonder who would win a fight between Tiffany and Debbie "Call Me Deborah" Gibson? Of course you have. It's a question as old as anything that's been around since the 80s.
Now you get to find out!
Something called Syfy, which I think is an American television station, has cast the 80s teen pop stars in one of the network's "signature Saturday night original movies." Why don't I know about these movies?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, "The network promises an epic battle between the former teen pop stars, who will co-star in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid."
THR says"Gibson will play a fanatical animal-rights activist who frees illegally imported exotic snakes from pet stores, sending them into the Everglades, where they grow to mega sizes. Tiffany will play an overzealous park ranger who uses dangerous methods to save endangered alligators.
Jerry Seinfeld want to know what's the deal with Lady Gaga.
Apparently the comedian turned marriage ref is not impressed with the way she behaved at the Mets game last week when she danced around in her underwear and flipped everyone the bird, after which she was taken to his unoccupied private box. She was not invited and Seinfeld was not aware that she had been put there.
According to the New York Daily News, he originally stated that his family took "an optimistic view of Lady Gaga's gesture as a sign that she wants the Mets to be in first place as badly as they do," but has since changed his tune.
The Daily New says: "During an interview on New York's WFAN Sports Radio with Steve Somers, the comedian aired his displeasure for the boundary-pushing performer, who was escorted to his private box at the stadium after her one-finger salute.
As you might have heard over the past couple of weeks, there was a bit of a thing between rapper M.I.A. and New York Times writer Lynn Hirschberg. In a nutshell, Hirschberg wrote an unflattering profile of M.I.A., published May 25, with which the rapper took issue. I admit, I haven't read it. It's on my list of things to do this weekend. But, according to The Guardian, M.I.A. comes across as a "self-satisfied, slightly naive, provocateur," and gets taken to task for the myriad contradictions that make up her persona (says Pitchfork).
So, a peeved off M.I.A. posted Hirschberg's phone number on her Twitter account, then recorded a song about it called Haters, which you can hear over on Sway's blog, The Hook(WARNING. THE SONG IS DREADFUL. It's atonal, it drags. It's just rotten). She also leaked an audio of the interview to show that some of her quotes were taken out of context, as well as to show that it was actually Hirschberg who ordered the now famous truffled fries, a detail that has been sort of used to make her look like a filthy rich (she's married to a Bronfman), spoiled hypocrite and that has led the controversy to be dubbed the "Truffle Kerfuffle." (Hee)
And that was it, until June 3 when the Times actually printed the following correction:
(I thought maybe it was taken out of context or a joke or something but it looks like she's pretty serious)
The interview is in regards to performance artist John Kelly, who channels Joni in his tribute show, Paved Paradise: The Art of Joni Mitchell. Joni is apparently a fan of Kelly. Of Bob Dylan, however, not so much. Here's what she had to say about him:
Oh, that Adam Lambert. Making friends wherever he goes. The man who flipped the world the bird at the AMAs has insulted Susan Boyle, calling her album "terrible" and her cover of Wild Horses so "horrendous" it made him cry with laughter.
Adam expressed his opinion of the album that kept him off the top of the charts to Britain's Gay Times, saying, "I know, if only it weren't for Susan Boyle!" Then he said "I'm happy for her success, but that album is terrible. Wild Horses is the one that made me laugh the hardest. I just died when I heard it, I was crying with laughter. It was the most horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song!"
Really Adam? That's how you want to come across in the press? You want to gratuitously insult Britain's darling Susan – the woman who made the world cry and who, like yourself, was the favourite to win a talent contest but came in second. Interesting tactic.
Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos is really mad at the band's U.S. distributor, Epic Records, according to Stereogum, (found via Rolling Stone).
Apparently the label licensed one of the group's songs for a McDonald's ad campaign without getting permission from the band.
Kapranos -- who hates MacDonald's and other "psychopathic" corporations, and is apparently a noted foodie and food writer -- has been angrily tweeting away, apparently (well, what medium did you expect?). He says "http://www.latenightmcdonalds.com/is an example of how a band falls out with their US label. Did they think we’d approve this sh*t?" The site he links to has been removed from public view.