Lady Gaga pulls a Donatella Versace & writes a song for Michael Bolton


Of all the looks Lady Gaga has tried, this one is the most offensive. I wasn’t even disturbed by her Kermit-the-frog-carcass dress, or by her Ritz-cracker hat. But this faux-Donatella Versace look is killing me, and not in a good way. Who wants to look like Donatella? And not even pure Donatella – Donatella mixed with a healthy dose of pastel-pink poodle. Here’s something that will offend you even more – the whole V Magazine photo shoot was done by famed photographer Mario Testino. What the hell was Testino thinking? His mission in life is photographing women so they look gorgeous, flawless, immaculate and amazing. Why did he get on the Lady Gaga crazy train?

In one more piece of “What the hell was Lady Gaga thinking?” news, several sources are reporting that a Lady Gaga-Michael Bolton collaboration is in the works has already happened. Bolton himself is quoted as calling Gaga “a young Madonna”:

Rumors emerged that Lady GaGa had collaborated with Michael Bolton on his latest album, One World One Love.

The veteran singer claims that when the blonde Let’s Dance star approached him, he had no idea who she was.

‘I was taking a break from production when my manager and the label tag-teamed me on the phone about writing with a young artist named Lady Gaga who I had never heard of – but they were raving about – they said that she was a huge fan of mine and wanted to write with me,’ he said, according to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

‘She reminded me of a young Madonna – with more exuberance and emphasis on the art rather than the marketing,’ he added.

[From the Daily Mail]

So I did two seconds of research (I actually googled Michael Bolton – shiver) and found that this new song leaked over the weekend. It’s called “Murder My Heart” and it’s allegedly written by Lady Gaga. I only listened to about 30 seconds of it before I put Nirvana Unplugged back on. That’s thirty more seconds than I would normally give Bolton, so perhaps this is a smart collaboration?

Here’s Lady Gaga in V Magazine and Neo2 – images thanks to A Socialite’s Life.

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  1. Sassy says:

    That little pink bush on her crotch does not look good. Especially after the rumors came out that she’s a hermaphrodite. And then with her hands placed like that, it makes her look likes she’s tucking. Oh God, Lady Gaga you just made me gag thinking about it.

  2. Ana says:

    It would be very difficult to photograph Lady Gaga “looking her best.”
    She has been writing songs for other artists for a while. I think she wrote for the Pussycat Dolls.

  3. Lenore says:

    Not so much a Donatella Poodle – more the result of a tragic industrial accident involving a candyfloss machine and an Oompa Loompa.

    I have to say though, I do have a lot of affection for Lady GaGa. However dumb, absurd or hideous she looks, it’s cool that she’s more interested in creating a fun or striking image than simply being “pretty”. The world is overfull of vacuous interchangeable pop tarts airbrushing, spraytanning and starving themselves into being conventionally, saleably “hot”. I think it’s to her credit that she’s not trying to be one of them.

  4. filthycute says:

    I like Gaga. She’s fun and we need fun. She seems genuinely interested in creating good tunes. And while she may seem cartoonish because of her get-ups, she, unlike Madonna, is more about craft than caricature.

  5. Anna says:

    I loved the pictures, not because I’m particularly fond of Lady Gaga but because they are works of art. I have been a fan of Testino’s for years and to me, he is the best fashion photographer the world currently has.

    And actually, Kaiser, it is not Testino’s mission in life to portray women and models (I guess there’s a distinction :D) as flawless. He has done many, many pictures with models looking crazy, trashed, caught-in-the-act, broken down, etc. He has pictures that look like snapshots of models partying on cocaine that look hyper-realistic but were staged as a real shoot. He often incorporates the dark, slimy side of fashion in his art, even though he makes (to my knowledge) most of his money with “conventional” beauty fashion shots.

  6. connie says:

    gahh gaga overload. i think shes hideous

  7. LolaBella says:

    Am I the only one who listened to the song? LOL. It’s not horrible, but then again Michael Bolton can do no wrong in my book, well except for the hideous ‘Can I touch You…There?’ debacle.

  8. LESHIE says:

    I think she looks AMAZING. It’s like as soon as someone does something other then looking “gorgeous” in a picture it’s so stupid and wrong. She is her own person and does crazy stuff! Get over it! Stop living in a bubble people!

  9. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Lady Oompa-Loompah more like 🙄

  10. Davide says:

    Granted, Gaga is not a looker, but I like this picture, she looks like a Moulin Rouge showgirl. And Testino’s photos are always very pretty to look at.

  11. loodles says:

    filthycute: HAHAHAHAHA you think gaga is more about the craft than caricature? You have got to be deaf, dumb and blind to even think that. The ONLY thing gaga cares about is that she gets attention. her music is a direct rip off of actual good dance music that has been around for years. All of her looks are also ripped off from others but she has to make them even crazier (sluttier) just so she makes absolutely sure it gets her attention. For christ sake the woman went on a plane in just a jacket and a thong with fangs on her teeth and you think she cares about the music?? please. gaga will be done soon. No one needs to change their persona so often if they actually have the talent to back it up. Dont even put her and Madonna in the same sentance. gaga can’t lick the dirt off madonnas boot heel. (I don’t even like Madonna in anyway but the crazy bitch has been around forever)

  12. loodles says:

    leshie: you should get out of your bubble of horrid taste

  13. birdgherl says:

    She’s fabulous – totally contrived but super out there and artistic. So much fun to watch!

  14. lway says:

    I cannot decide whether i like her or not. She comes across as skanky

    I like her music though – perhaps that’s enough.

  15. filthycute says:

    loodles, all “art” is a pastiche. Who isn’t copying who?

    As for being deaf, dumb, and blind, I’m pretty sure you’re the dumber one for having gone to such lengths to insult ME when others on the board are in agreement that Gaga is fun. Go away.

  16. getoveryourselfalready says:

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. Perhaps these two should consider dating. They deserve each other.

  17. Chuckjones says:

    I’d like to see Taylor Swift do something so edgy. As if. Go Gaga – you’re great.

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