The New ‘Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two’ Trailer Gets More Personal Than Ever

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The new trailer for Gaga’s Netflix documentary, “Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two,” has dropped, and it further reinforces the concept that our world is about to be shaken irrevocably.

In the new clip, Gaga talks about why she took to such outlandish outfits so wholeheartedly; and also confesses to her chronic pain, the crushing isolation of superstardom, and learning about her late aunt Joanne.

Chris Moukarbel’s documentary premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month and received a standing ovation from the crowd. Gaga hadn’t actually seen the film until the festival.

“Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two” is out this Friday, September 22. Take a look at the new trailer below.

 

Lady Gaga Postpones European Leg of Joanne Tour Due to Severe Physical Pain

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Lady Gaga has had to postpone the European leg of her Joanne World Tour due to severe physical pain, as she explained in an Instagram post today. She was scheduled to begin the next phase of her tour September 21 in Barcelona and conclude October 28 in Koln, Germany.

She wrote:

 

I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference. I use the word “suffer” not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I’m being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring. If you knew me, you would know this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m a fighter. I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life. They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans. I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much.

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Gaga recently revealed she suffers from fibromyalgia, which causes head-to-toe severe pain and has no known cause. As a result, she had to cancel her performance at Rock in Rio a few days ago:

 

 

She’s still scheduled to finish the North American leg of the Joanne tour, with European dates being moved to early 2018.

Lady Gaga Is Photographed By Hedi Slimane For V Magazine

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In one of her most stripped-down photographs yet, Lady Gaga graces the new cover of Magazine‘s music issue, shot by Hedi Slimane. The cover image sees Mother Monster on the verge of revealing a nipple, free of makeup and looking naturally tousled. Take a look:

                          Hedi Slimane for VMagazine.

Along with the cover shoot, Gaga spoke with New York novelist Tama Janowitz for the issue, with whom she talked about Joanne and her new found love of horses.

“After The Fame Monster and subsequent albums, I felt that there was a part of me that was connecting on a human level with the public and part of me that was connecting on a whole new level, one that I had been wanting to connect with them on, a sort of fantastic magical level,” she said. “And now, I want more of that connection.”

Gaga revealed her new obsession with stallions following the reception of a gift horse named Arabella from her record label.

“I just get on the horse and go. It’s sort of a metaphor for all the guys I’ve been with,” she continued.

All this horse talk is making us need to watch the “John Wayne” video, which, for your convenience, we’ve included below:

Lady Gaga Dedicates Performance at Coachella to Friend Battling Cancer

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This weekend at Coachella, Lady Gaga paused her performance prior to siging “The Edge of Glory” to make a request: “My friend Sonja is very sick and I love her so much and if it’s OK with you, I’d like to sing this song for her.”

Her friend and former assistant, Sonja Durham, is battling stage 4 cancer in her lungs and brain. In an interview with Radio.com, Gaga talked about how Durham was the inspiration for her Joanne bonus track “Grigio Girls”:

 

In Gaga’s Coachella set, she paused while singing “The Edge of Glory” to say, “I’m sorry you don’t feel well. We all wish you were here with us.” Take a look at the incredibly powerful performance below:

 

Here’s a photo of Gaga and Durham together:

Last month, Durham was thrown her dream wedding by her famous friend – as she described it in a blog post, she’s pals with an “Angel that tells you she is going to throw you your dream wedding and there are no arguments.”

Lady Gaga and Prince William Skype About Mental Health

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Longtime outspoken advocate for mental health issues Lady Gaga has Skyped with Prince William, also a major advocate for the cause, to talk about the importance of being open about what’s going on up in your head.

Gaga recently opened up about her experience with Post-Tramautic Stress Disorder after being raped at age 19, and published an open letter unveiling her struggle in December.

William, too, has a history of engaging in activism to promote a better culture and conversation around mental illness. He’s championing his Heads Together campaign with Kate Middleton and Prince Harry, which calls for discussion about what illnesses we’re struggling with in our minds.

In their Skype conversation, William and Gaga commended each other’s work so far on the issue and made clear their passion about continuing to end the stigma.

“The little bits that I’ve learnt about mental health is that it’s ok to have that conversation; it’s really important to have that conversation and that you won’t be judged,” said William. “It’s so important to break down that taboo otherwise it’ll lead to problems further down the line.”

Take a look below:

It’s Not ‘Vogue,’ But It’s Something: Gaga Graces Cover of ‘Arthritis’ Magazine

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Lady Gaga has appeared on some pretty cool magazine covers in her time: Vogue, Vanity Fair… even this really cool publication called Out  (look it up, you’ll like it.) But this time around, Gaga’s stepping away from zines focused on art and fashion and instead tackling chronic joint pain, with a stint on the glossy cover of Arthritis.

Get your giggles out now – we, too, laughed at first, after looking at this leaked image of the cover, featuring a smiling Gaga next to the bold question: “Love to garden? Experts with arthritis tell how they did it!”

Upon further reflection, though, we couldn’t help but admire Gaga: her superstar celebrity status is already bringing attention to a cause not exactly at the forefront of the greater cultural conversation. And who better to advocate for those struggling with chronic pain than Mother Monster, who herself has struggled severely with joint pain in the past?

I was so overwhelmed by the empathy, confessions & personal stories of chronic pain in response to my previous post I thought what the hell. Maybe I should just share some of my personal remedies I’ve acquired over the past five years. Everyone’s body and condition is different U should consult w ure Dr. but what the heck here we go! When my body goes into a spasm one thing I find really helps is infrared sauna. I’ve invested in one. They come in a large box form as well as a low coffin-like form and even some like electric blankets! You can also look around your community for a infrared sauna parlor or homeopathic center that has one. I combine this treatment with marley silver emergency blankets (seen in the photo) that trap in the heat and are very cheap, reusable and effective for detox as well as weight loss! In order to not overheat my system and cause more inflammation i follow this with either a VERY cold bath, ice bath (if u can stand it, it’s worth it) or the most environmentally savvy way is to keep many reusable cold packs in the freezer ( or frozen peas’ n carrots’!) and pack them around the body in all areas of pain. Hope this helps some of you, it helps me to keep doing my passion, job and the things I love even on days when I feel like I can’t get out of bed. Love you and thank you for all your positive messages.

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While the issue isn’t online yet, we’re sure she’ll be talking in depth about that notorious hip injury at length.

 

Lady Gaga Releases Country-Tinged Ballad “Million Reasons”

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Lady Gaga’s next Joanne track is here, and it’s pretty fantastic. If any Little Monster out there doubted “Perfect Illusion” and the direction Gaga would take with this album, they need not worry anymore. “Million Reasons” is a soft rock-country anthem with “You and I” vibes. It’s incredibly simple, stripped down, and lets Gaga show off her incredible vocal cords.

“I’ve got a hundred million reasons to walk away, but baby I just need one good one to stay,” Gaga sings on the track.

The song appears to be about a breakup and the pain of leaving someone you love behind. Gaga co-wrote it with “Jesus Take the Wheel” writer Hillary Lindsey. On working with her, Gaga told Yahoo:

“I wanted to sit together, play her some of the music, and write with another woman — and write with a woman that was sort of in the center of the type of women, and men, that I wanted to speak to with this music. So what was so wonderful was when we sat down and started working, it was like this instant connection that we had. We’re two girls that are so different — she grew up somewhere so different from me, and you’d think that maybe we’d never get along, that it would never work — but somehow we created these songs together.”

Listen to the song below:

Gaga performed “Million Reasons,” as well as two other Joanne tracks, “A-Yo” and “Sinner’s Prayer,” at the first stop of her three-date Dive Bar Tour. You can watch the livestream below:

Joanne is now available for pre-order at ladygaga.com.

Lady Gaga Takes a While to Catch on to Osama Bin Laden News

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Last night, while literally the whole Internet was abuzz with the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death, Lady Gaga had her own news: she’ll tweet the Born This Way track listings today at 11am! As Gawker’s Max Read pointed out, “TURN ON CNN GIRL SOME SHIT IS GOING DOWN.”

image Yikes. Some publicist must have gotten on her right away about it, because soon after, she tweeted: image And all was well. These major news events are a great opportunity for celebrities to look silly. Related: anyone catch Seth Meyer’s Osama Bin Laden jokes at the White House Correspondents dinner? “People think Bin Laden is hiding in the Hindu Kush, but did you know that everyday from 4 to 5 he hosts a show on CSPAN?”

Cross-Dressing: Fashion’s Latest Fixation

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Last fall, I wrote a piece about fashion’s fixation with cross-dressing, specifically, men dressing as women: Rad Hourani’s unisex designs, Baptiste Gabiconi in “prostitute shoes” for Purple Fashion. This year, it’s the ladies’ turn. Fall fashion is shifting its gaze from men dressing like women to women dressing like men. Lady Gaga did it via an alter-ego and a little help from her stylist Nicola Formichetti. Meanwhile, PAPER magazine dedicated an entire 14-page spread, titled ‘She’s Got Balls,’ to the trend.

For the shoot, PAPER outfitted everyone from The Like’s Z Berg and Tennessee Thomas to designer Charlotte Ronson and actress Michelle Trachtenberg in both the wardrobes and hairstyles of men for a blink-and-you’ll-miss-the-babe take on fall fashion. Why the obsession? For one, it’s an extension of the more conservative dress styles currently defining women’s wear (what the New York Times has dubbed, not necessarily aptly, an ‘Elaine‘ moment). As we move away from the skyscraper shoes and mile-high hemlines, women are taking back the right to dress in looser and far less flesh-baring silhouettes… which, in some cases, may mean moonlighting as man.

Rachel Roy via PAPER