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Lady Gaga: I'm 'too beautiful' on the cover of 'Glamour'

At the Glamour Women of the Year awards Monday night, Lady Gaga bit the hand that, well, made her its most recent cover girl.

“The picture, which I’m very grateful for and very happy to be on this cover, I felt it was too beautiful,” she said of the cover shot. “I felt my skin looked too perfect, and my hair looked too soft. This is not usually how I dress or how I carry myself.”

Instead, she proposed another candidate: Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani education activist and also one of Glamour‘s honorees. “You’re so inspiring, so young and so brilliant,” Mother Monster told Yousafzai. “If I could forfeit my Glamour cover, I would give it to Malala.”

Gaga explained her rejection of the cover by saying that the image fails to empower women.

“I believe my true mission is to inspire young people to fight back against forces that make them feel like they’re not beautiful or important,” she said. “I do not look like this when I wake up in the morning.”

Lady Gaga wears a hover dress, performs 'ARTPOP' songs at Brooklyn artRAVE

At long last, we have arrived at the official release of Lady Gaga’s brand new album ARTPOP. And to celebrate, Gaga threw herself a party at a giant warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, on New York’s industrial waterfront.

Dubbed the artRAVE, Gaga’s fete featured performances of every track from the new album (she opened with “Aura,” that same way that ARTPOP does), the unveiling of new pieces by large-scale artist Jeff Koons ( including the massive sculpture that appears on ARTPOP‘s cover) and Marina Abromovic (previously seen staring down Jay Z and getting Gaga to traipse naked through the woods), and one of Gaga’s most spectacular entrances yet via a “flying dress” called “Volantis” that was essentially a wearable dirigible.

Check it out in action below.

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Lady Gaga talks auras, outer space, and her new app with SiriusXM: An on-the-scene report

Lady Gaga may not be a superhero, but she can seem that way to her fans — and she did little to discourage that idea today when about 30 people were invited to a special fan Q&A (it will be available to a much wider audience tonight on SiriusXM Hits 1).

Prior to her arrival, anticipation built: Would she enter via the elevator like a mere mortal? Would she beam down from the giant neon light in the ceiling? She eventually did arrive (through a door) — in elegant, superhero-esque cape sleeves, natch — and the room erupted in gasps. “She’s actually here!” an excited woman said from somewhere in the room.  Full disclosure: That woman may have been me.

During the interview, Lady Gaga was The Gaga we’ve come to expect — simultaneously goofy and over-the-top passionate. She discussed her album inspirations, collaborators like R. Kelly and The Muppets (“Kermit and I used to date!”), and couldn’t resist dancing a bit in her chair when “Bad Romance” blasted over the speakers. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga to become first artist to perform in outer space

Lady Gaga will reportedly will become the first artist to perform in outer space in 2015.

E! News confirmed this morning that the 27-year-old pop star is slated to perform in space as part of Zero G Colony, a three-day hi-tech music festival slated to take place at Spaceport America in New Mexico.

She will reportedly take off from the Spaceport aboard a Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two, and perform once the spacecraft reaches zero gravity.

Mother Monster herself has been more coy about confirming, issuing the following tweet: “Find out if the rumors are true 11.10 LIVE from ARTPOP’s album launch. Will #VirginGalactic + #ZeroGColony send Gaga to sing LIVE from space?”

The singer also sent out a separate tweet with the hashtag ‘GagaInSpace2015.’

Lady Gaga's ARTPOP now streaming on iTunes Radio

Surprise, internet! Gaga’s ARTPOP is now streaming live on iTunes radio.

The internet, as usual, is not actually completely surprised — but ARTPOP‘s official, sanctioned stream does come a full week ahead of its scheduled Nov. 11 street date.

To read EW writer Adam Markovitz’s take on the album (he likes it, with reservations) click here.

In other Gaga news, Showbiz411 reports that the singer has split with her longtime manager, Troy Carter, apparently over “creative differences.” Read the full piecefor more extensive bitchery and speculation here.

Spike Jonze previews this Sunday's YouTube Music Awards, featuring Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Arcade Fire

Director Spike Jonze has had a busy 2013: He produced Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (currently the number one movie in the country), his next directorial effort Her is set to roll out at Christmas, and this Sunday, he’ll oversee the first ever YouTube Music Awards.

The show, which celebrates both high-octane stars and viral upstarts, will beam live from New York City’s Pier 36 and will feature performances by Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Arcade Fire. The whole thing will be hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts and will air live (naturally) on YouTube beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern on Sunday.

But what will the show actually look like, and how will it differentiate itself from the other music award shows crowding the calendar? Jonze spoke to EW about the process of putting it together, the goals for the evening, and more.

Entertainment Weekly: How long have you been working on this show? How did you get involved?
Spike Jonze: About six months ago, YouTube approached Vice and I about creating and producing their first music awards. It seemed like such a natural thing both for them and for me. I’ve always loved YouTube and the idea that anyone can make something and put it up. There’s no gatekeeper anymore—someone can just be creative and share it.

We came up with the idea that this night should be all about making things. So we’re giving awards to people who made things this year, but we’re also trying to make the whole awards show feel like a YouTube video. It’s about being creative and making things, and one of the main parts of that is we’re making live music videos with these artists, and as opposed to artists performing on a stage to an audience, though there might be some of that too if that’s the idea. It’s more about making these live videos in front of and with the audience that is there.

So will the artists be performing in full-scripted, narrative-type videos?
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Lady Gaga, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar to hit AMA stage

Hold your applause: Lady Gaga will perform at the American Music Awards next month.

Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, and Luke Bryan will also hit the stage for the Nov. 24 awards show in Los Angeles.

Previously announced performers include Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Imagine Dragons, and Florida Georgia Line.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead with six nominations, including artist, new artist, and single of the year for “Thrift Shop.” Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake have five nominations each, while Robin Thicke, Rihanna, and Florida Georgia Line have four each. Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons are both up for three awards.

The AMAs will air on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Lady Gaga releases new song 'Venus' -- LISTEN

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Lady Gaga has landed, and she doesn’t just want your applause — she wants you to take her to your planet.

Mother Monster debuted her latest single off ARTPOP over the weekend — a nearly four-minute long dance-pop song titled “Venus.” In it, Gaga belts space-themed lyrics infused with references to the planet’s mythical counterpart, Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. “Let’s blast off to a whole new dimension/In your bedroom,” she sings. “Take me to your planet/Take me to your leader.”

Gaga goes on to list the names of the planets (“Mercury, Jupi-tah”) ending with Uranus and Mars, and cheekily rhyming the former with the line, “Don’t you know my ass is famous.” It’s catchy, though the extraterrestrial theme’s sure to draw comparisons to Katy Perry’s “E.T.” from 2010 — a comparison Gaga would probably like to avoid.

ARTPOP drops Nov. 11. Check out the audio for “Venus,” accompanied by an image of Gaga in metallic paint accessorized with a scorpion, below.

Lady Gaga gets galactic in snippet of new song 'Venus': Hear it here

Watch out, Venusians: Mother Monster is coming for you. (But at least she left R. Kelly at home?)

Lady Gaga teased a new 40-second snippet of the Artpop song “Venus,” and it’s looking to be a thumper worthy of its galactic name. Don’t be surprised if “Aphrodite Lady Seashell Bikini” becomes the catchphrase of the season.

Hear the new snippet in the video below:

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Lady Gaga may regret telling R. Kelly 'Do What U Want' on new single: Hear it here

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When Lady Gaga announced the full track list for her upcoming album ARTPOP, the most intriguing entry for super freaks everywhere was the song titled “Do What U Want.” It wasn’t so much that it was a particularly provocative name for a song, but more because the phrase “featuring R. Kelly” came right after.

That song has been released, along with a photo of Gaga’s be-thonged buttocks that serves as the cover art. The song, built on a totally ’80s synth throb, finds Gaga encouraging listeners to “Do what you want with my body.” Duet partner R. Kelly takes her up on that, crooning about doing shots and flying on private jets before doing what he wants with her body (in the back of a club, of course, because all the best R. Kelly verses take place in the back of a club).

Honestly, the track doesn’t quite come together (Gaga’s vocal style clashes too much with both the track and Kelly’s smooth R&B pipes), but it’s an intriguing mind-meld nonetheless. Give it a listen below.  READ FULL STORY

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