Lady Gaga is sobering up from her relationship with New York bartender-drummer Luc Carl.
On Friday night's "The Graham Norton Show," Gaga made quite a show in a wedding dress from an Irish designer, left, but confirmed she won't be headed down the aisle anytime soon.
"No boyfriend," she said when the BBC's Norton asked if she was dating. "I'm miserably pathetic in my wedding dress."
While that got laughs from fellow guests Gwyneth Paltrow and Geoffrey Rush, Gagaloo did give some insight on what it's like courting her.
"I haven't been on any dates recently ... I get really bored very quickly with men," she said.
While Carl wasn't mentioned by name, the pair have been dating for some time. In a 2010 Rolling Stone interview, the singer confessed, "I've really never loved anyone like I loved him. Or like I love him. That relationship really shaped me."
It wasn't all roses, however. In her February cover story for Vogue, Gaga was profiled on the international leg of her tour. During a candid phone conversation with her mother, she admitted, "Luc's just kind of being a baby."
Carl has a book due in 2012, "The Drunk Diet," a memoir of a year in which, according to his website, "he went from being an out of shape, bloated [jerk] to the sexiest, most delightful man on the planet."
Lady Gaga gave fans an unexpected thrill with a rehearsal performance on the palm-lined waterfront at the 64th annual Cannes International Film Festival, which opened Wednesday in France.
The "surprise" performance was actually a rehearsal for a gig on the TV show "Le Grand Journal" that happened later in the evening. Clad in a casual-for-Gaga black ensemble, below, the singer arrived with several bodyguards at the Canal+ studio on the Croisette.
Gaga performed her new tune "Judas" for the TV show, the Hollywood Reporter said, then joined the "Grand Journal" host onstage for a live interview.
"It was so lovely performing with the ocean," she said. "I would’ve liked to have jumped in after the performance!"
After the televised performance and still wearing one of her elaborate costumes, she talked to fans and signed autographs.
For movie coverage out of Cannes, check out 24 Frames.
Lady Gaga on Tuesday premiered "The Edge of Glory," the latest single off her upcoming "Born This Way" album.
Her newest anthem, a tad slower and less electro than "Judas" and "Born This Way," keeps in theme with her '80s- and '90s-sounding tracks thanks to a sax solo from Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band. Listen to it above.
Fans responded to the track immediately, which brought the singer to tears -- in a good way.
"Been crying reading all your beautiful messages for my new song. It means so much to ME," Gaga tweeted.
The song, less shock-provoking than her other recent singles, allows Mother Monster to bare it all about someone she's ready to fall in love with, singing:
There ain't a reason you and me should be alone tonight, I got a reason that you're who should take me home tonight I need a man that thinks it's right when it's so wrong tonight Right on the limits where we know we both belong tonight It's time to feel the rush To brush the dangerous I'm gonna run back to, to the edge with you Where we can both fall over in love
I'm on the edge of glory And hanging on a moment of truth I'm on the edge of glory And I'm hanging on a moment with you I'm on the edge
The album "Born This Way" -- which almost feels like it's out already? -- goes on sale May 23. But fans who simply-can't-wait-till-then can travel to "GagaVille," a neighboring farm in the online game FarmVille, to hear three singles from the new album May 17-19. Players who fulfill GagaVille tasks can unlock one song each day. Gaga is the first musician to partner with maker Zynga, which has added music to the game for the first time.
Don't ever say Gaga doesn't think about how to expand her monster-ific fan base: About 46 million people worldwide play FarmVille each month, AP reported. Which means there could be a whole lot of farm monsters out there.
Lady Gaga has been teasing to the premiere of her "Judas" music for weeks, much to the chagrin of little monsters and devotees of Christianity everywhere -- but hours before its Thursday world premiere on E!, the high-drama video leaked online.
Lady Gaga plays a biker-chick iteration of Mary Magdalene, echoed on her "Born This Way" album cover, and the video includes her interpretation of Magdalene's role in Judas' betrayal of Jesus. She even jumps in a bathtub with them to ceremoniously wash Jesus' feet. The singer has already said the video "is not supposed to be a biblical lesson."
"I don't view the video as a religious statement," she said. "I view it as social statement. I view it as a cultural statement. ... It's a metaphor."
You can expect a lot of dancing in the pop video peppered with numerous tight beauty shots of Mother Monster. There's even a lipstick-shooting firearm!
An uncut seven-minute video will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday -- or simply watch it above. Blasphemy or brilliance? Tell us in comments.
Justin Timberlake will be back hosting "Saturday Night Live" in all his "... In a Box," "Give It on Up" and "Mother Lover" glory, an NBC Twitter slip-up has revealed.
The singer-turned-actor, who earned two Emmys thanks to his previous stints on the sketch comedy, will be hosting for the fourth time on the May 21 season finale. He'll be live from New York a few weeks after Tina Fey is slated to host on May 7 (more Sarah Palin, please!). The news came via a wayward response on NBC's official Twitter feed.
"I didn't realize that @nbcSNL isn't back until May 7th!!! What am I going to do!? Is Tina Fey the season finale!?" a fan wrote.
"Nope! We have Timberlake after that!" was the response, which has since been removed from the micro-blogging site.
His musical guest will be Lady Gaga, who has been just about everywhere promoting her "Born This Way" album. Gaga last performed on the "SNL" stage in 2009.
If Timberlake is indeed the host, we hope Gaga jumps into some of his sketches.
Which sketches are you hoping the "SNL" writers will bring back for JT or do you prefer his digital shorts with Andy Samberg? We want to know in comments.
When you hit as big as Lady Gaga has, a "Weird Al" Yankovic parody can't be far behind -- but with an act as unique as Lady Gaga involved, things got a little extra weird for Al.
"Well, this was a strange day," the satirist wrote on his blog late Wednesday. "After putting my Lady Gaga parody on YouTube this morning -- and announcing that it wouldn't be on my next album because Gaga didn't approve it –- there was a huge outpouring of disappointment from the Internet. Apparently the fact that she didn't approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself!"
Yankovic had vented earlier in the day, albeit kindly, about the "Born This Way" singer's alleged last-minute rejection of his song despite his advance submission of the concept, lyrics that poke fun at Gaga's outlandish costumes and performances, and a rough-cut recording with a due date that required him to cut short a family vacation.
"I still don't know specifically what kind of problem she has with the song (obviously I take a few jabs at her, but y'know, it's satire –- that's how it's supposed to work). And I'm especially confused as to why she waited until I actually recorded the song (at her insistence!) before saying no," he initially wrote of the Gaga saga. "It's not like there were any surprises in the finished song that she couldn't have foreseen by, you know, READING THE LYRICS."
(Though parodies fall under fair use and don't require permission to be released, Yankovic said it is his "personal policy" to get consent from the original artist before putting a parody on an album.)
But wait! Turns out, "Even though we assumed that Gaga herself was the one making the decision (because, well, that's what we were TOLD), [her manager] apparently made the decision completely on his own," Yankovic wrote later in the day. "He's sorry. And Gaga loves the song."
So all's weird that ends weird -- and all proceeds from the song and video will go to the Human Rights Campaign.
And in case you were wondering why he went the interwebs route to release the song, that's a little "personal" too.
"Given the circumstances, I have no problem with allowing people to hear it online, because I also have a personal policy not to completely waste my stinking time," he wrote, including the spot-on lyrics, which go a little something like this:
My Mama told me when I was hatched Act like a superstar Save your allowance, buy a bubble dress And someday you will go far Now on red carpets Well, I'm hard to miss The press follows everywhere I go I'll poke your eye out with a dress like this Back off and enjoy the show!
I'm sure my critics will say It's a grotesque display Well, they can bite me, baby I perform this way I might be wearin' Swiss cheese Or maybe covered with bees It doesn't mean I'm crazy I perform this way
"There must have been a misunderstanding because [Gaga] is in no way trying to block the release of the parody," sources close to the singer told TMZ. "She's busy touring and hasn't heard the song yet. Her manager hasn't had a chance to play it for her yet. ... She's a huge Weird Al fan."
Our friends at Pop & Hiss did float the idea that the rejection came because "Born This Way" is already a "thinly veiled" version of Madonna's hit "Express Yourself" and "would simply explode if copied one more time."
Late Wednesday ahead of Yankovic's blog update, his manager Jay Leveysaid permission had in fact been given for "I Perform This Way" to appear on the new album.
What do you think of "I Perform This Way" -- smashing or bashing? Watch above, and tell us in comments.
Photos: Weird Al Yankovic at the 2010 Grammys, right, and Lady Gaga in concert on April 18, 2011, left. It's doubly weird. Credits: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times, left; Rick Diamond / Getty Images, right.
Lady Gaga debuted the cover art for her highly anticipated "Born This Way" album to mixed reviews -- apparently she wants people to believe she was born as a motorcycle hybrid.
"Original Born This Way on Left, Special Edition Album on right. Can't wait for you to hear music! X," she tweeted with a picture of the art Sunday.
The album, which hits stores May 23, will front a black-and-white photo by Nick Knight with the Haus of Gaga of Mother Monster transformed into the bike. Yep, that's her upper body between the handlebars and her arms holding the front wheel. And she's also baring her pearly whites. The only punch of color comes from Gaga's bright red lips.
The special-edition cover is a closeup -- if you're into that vampy-motorcycle sort of thing.
But the reviews from fans were mixed, with the backlash coming soon after the pushback from Christian conservatives over the content of Gaga's newest single, "Judas," which she released last week. Here are some fan thoughts (uncensored, be warned if you click) on the cover art:
cutecherry92: i wanna see more color though
supermarlem: can't wait mother monster am soo anxious 5+23+11...LOVE U, KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK. :)
NanUllrich: OH ...! Forget it, change it now!
aadrienneGD: Sorry Gaga, but this on left is so BAD. :(
Chrystalshatter: The rise and fall of this star puppet happened faster than what I predicted, maybe this is a joke
YuandHok: change it,we want a beautiful one!
zuziioo: Terrible. GaGa copysXtina. She is a half-robot (motor) on the cover. Xtina was a half-robot on the cover of "Bionic"
dinosai23: creepy....i like it
alllllwin: WE KNOW THE MUSIC IS COUNT....BUT THE COVER IS LOOK LIKE CHEAPPPPP...........NO AVANTGARDE OR AMAZING THING ...GAGA!!
CarmenLovesGaga: I love the idea, you're a motorbike, which people ride. Lol. I prefer the 1st one but will most likely buy both! :) Awesome. I just hope it's no betrayal.
Hmm, what do you think of the cover art? Tell us in comments?
Lady Gaga has ignored the original release date for her new single "Judas," leaking the high-octane track online Friday to strike the hearts of little monsters everywhere.
The new song — which was to drop next Tuesday and was produced "Poker Face" and "Bad Romance" hit maker RedOne — has the gyrating, mate-calling DNA of any good Gaga rager.
"I wanna love you/ But something's pulling me away from you/ Jesus is my virtue, Judas is the demon I cling to, I cling to," she sings, likely to provoke some religious controversy (and, historically, the wrath of Katy Perry).
Though who knows what sort of mate is going to show up for a lady who just told Harper's Bazaar that those protrusions on her head and shoulders aren't prosthetics but rather "my bones."