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Ranking the Most Showstopping Met Gala Entrances From Lady Gaga to Zendaya

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Remembering Lady Gaga’s Iconic 2019 Met Gala Arrival

Now that’s how you make a grand entrance. 

The 2021 Met Gala takes place Monday, Sept. 13, and all eyes will be on its star-studded attendees as soon as they step foot on the red carpet at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. But if guests want their arrivals to be one of the most-talked-about moments of the night, they’ll have to think outside the box.

Take Lady Gaga, for instance. Who could forget when she debuted not one, not two, but four Brandon Maxwell looks at the 2019 Met Gala, changing from a pink cape gown, to a black corseted dress, to a pink fitted number and a black blinged-out bra and panty set.

Another queen known for making Met Gala magic? Why, Rihanna of course. From her yellow Guo Pei gown in 2015 to her jewel-encrusted Maison Margiela coat in 2018, RiRi has always slayed with her extraordinary ensembles.

While there have been too many showstopping entrances to list them all, here are 12 arrivals we’re still talking about today.

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12. Jared Leto

No matter how you felt about Jared Leto‘s 2019 Gucci look for the gala’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme, it certainly turned heads.

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11. Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves was just a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world at the 2019 Met Gala. Not only did she dazzle in a pink Moschino number,

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Charly Jordan Samples Lady Gaga on New Club-Friendly Track “No Sleep” To Celebrate Pride Month; Kicks Off Las Vegas Residency at Zouk

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Charly Jordan helps listeners to kick off the end of quarantine and celebrate Pride Month in many parts of the world with her self-released new single “No Sleep.” Featuring the infamous vocal riff from Lady Gaga‘s interview (“bus, club, ‘nother club, ‘nother club…“) that has taken on a life of its own, Jordan gives further color to Gaga‘s cheeky answer by pairing it with a deep, driving bassline perfect for – you guessed it – the reopening of clubs across the country. The single comes just as Charly kicks off her residency at the brand new Zouk Las Vegas, joining the likes of TiëstoZeddDJ SnakeMKZHU, and more. Check out what Charly has to say about the new single below:

This track is inspired by pride month, so obviously I had to include Lady Gaga seeing as she is an iconic LGBTQ advocate. I grew up in a super repressed religious family and watched many of my close friends struggle with being open about who they were. I always love to express stories through music and being able to make something that’s fun and meaningful is always the best. I hope you guys enjoy!” – Charly Jordan

Charly Jordan is among the Gen Z social media influencers turned multi-talented entertainers. The Las Vegas native first impressed with her athletic skills; she has been an athlete most of her life and played competitive soccer for 12 years, as well as ran track for 4. After winning several athletic competitions, including placing first in the Diamond Kid TriathlonCharly turned her sights to model and music. As a model, she has worked with brands like Pura Vida. Now stepping into singing and songwriting on her own tracks, after years of traveling around the world, her unique taste is a culmination of different house styles. As a producer, she debuted in 2020 with “Blackstrap Molasses,” which was followed by “Wanna Go” in collaboration with Riot Ten and “Love Sets Me Free.” “No Sleep” is Charly Jordan‘s first single of 2021.

Charly Jordan‘s forthcoming dates at Zouk Las Vegas / Ayu Dayclub: Jul 02, Jul 23, Aug 06, Sep 03. More info here.

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Lisa Kudrow Needed This Trick to Relearn “Smelly Cat” Just Before Friends Reunion's Lady Gaga Duet

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Right before Lisa Kudrow performed “Smelly Cat” with Lady Gaga at the Friends reunion, she realized she’d completely forgotten how to play it. Find out how she got by.

Why Were Paul Rudd & Cole Sprouse Missing From the “Friends” Reunion?

Lisa Kudrow had trouble remembering how to play “Smelly Cat” for the Friends reunion, but it’s not her fault. 

The 57-year-old actress stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, June 4, as seen in preview footage. During the visit, Lisa discussed HBO Max’s buzzy Friends reunion, and specifically her duet with Lady Gaga for Phoebe’s feline-centric signature song, which was among the special’s many highlights.

The Booksmart star explained that she never plays guitar in her personal life, so she essentially hadn’t picked up the instrument since the wildly popular NBC sitcom signed off in 2004 after 10 seasons. For that reason, she realized she was quite foggy on the “Smelly Cat” chords after she was informed she would need to perform it at the reunion with the “Born This Way” singer.

“That was great,” Lisa said about getting to team up with Gaga. “I was really nervous when I first heard that. And then I prepared—I realized I had to learn ‘Smelly Cat’ again. And I tuned my guitar and then realized I don’t know the chords.”

As for how she figured it out, the star added, “But I googled it. All the chords were there for ‘Smelly Cat.'” When host Ellen DeGeneres expressed her surprise at this, Lisa replied, “Yeah! Thank you, world, for posting the chords.”

The Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion performer went on to reveal she was initially so nervous to perform with Lady Gaga that her throat temporarily closed up on her. 

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Lady Gaga Gushes Over Her Boyfriend's Larger-Than-Life Gift on Her 35th Birthday

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Lady Gaga swooned over the gift her boyfriend Michael Polansky sent her while she is away filming House of Gucci in Rome. Scroll to see the sweet message she wrote about her partner.

Lady Gaga & Adam Driver’s Amazing “House of Gucci” Looks

Lady Gaga doesn’t exactly live an average life, so it goes without saying that a regular bouquet of birthday flowers simply wouldn’t do. Fortunately, her new boyfriend Michael Polansky knows exactly how to make the A Star Is Born actress smile. 

On March 28, the “Born This Way” singer took to Instagram to share a photo of herself hugging the massive basket of flowers sent her way by Michael in honor of the star’s 35th birthday. Gaga, who is currently filming House of Gucci in Italy alongside Adam Driver, wrote in the caption, “When your bf sends you all the flowers in Rome for your birthday.”

She gushed, “I love you honey. I can’t wait to be home with you and our dogs, that’s all I need.”

Fans will recall that in February, Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer was shot while out walking her three pets. The suspect then stole two of Gaga’s three French bulldogs. At the time, Gaga was out of the country filming, and days later, the dogs were returned. Ryan recently opened up about his recovery and the scary ordeal on Instagram, writing, “A lot of healing still needs to happen, but I look forward to the future and the moment when I get bombarded with kisses and licks (and maybe even an excitement pee?) from Asia, Koji, and Gustav.”

Gaga and Michael, the CEO of Parker Foundation,

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Lady Gaga’s Most Memorable Outfits On The Set Of ‘House Of Gucci’ – See Pics

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March 22, 2021 1:15PM EDT

See photos of Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani on the set of ‘House of Gucci.’

Lady Gaga has always been an avant-garde fashion icon, but when she combines her fashionista status with her acting chops, she’s basically unstoppable. The stunning star, 34, is poised to make waves in the fall of 2021 with her upcoming film House of Gucci. Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani alongside an ensemble cast that includes Adam DriverJared Leto, Al Pacino and more. Let’s take a look at some of Gaga’s best costumes from the set of the highly anticipated Ridley Scott picture!

Lady Gaga and Adam Driver filming House of Gucci in Gressoney St. Jean, Italy, on March 8, 2021 [MEGA].One of the first snapshots that fans got to see of Gaga was from the star’s Twitter account. The Oscar winner posted a photo with her co-star, Adam, all decked out in their Gucci garb. Gaga wore a black turtleneck with layers of necklaces and a fabulous fur hat. Fans also couldn’t help but notice Gaga’s brunette ‘do, which you can just see beneath the hat she’s wearing in the photo above. Adam and Gaga were film a scene in the picturesque setting of n Gressoney St. Jean, Italy, on March 8, 2021, where they looked ready to hit the ski slopes!

Of course, this wasn’t the only vintage, fashionable look that Gaga wore. As the film takes place in the ’90s, there’s a true treasure trove of vintage looks for Gaga to wear. Another such look was the one pictured below, featuring Lady Gaga in a stunning red dress with black pumps and a brown fur coat.

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Lady Gaga Unleashes A Terrifying Scream Over Near-Death Dream In Artistic ‘911’ Video

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September 18, 2020 12:18PM EDT

While Lady Gaga’s new ‘911’ music video is full of her trademark bizarre and beautiful imagery  — including a skin-tight floral outfit – the tearful scream she gives at the end will surely chill your blood.

“911 short film out tomorrow,” Lady Gaga announced on Sept. 17, and she followed through with her promise. On Friday, (Sept. 18), Gaga, 34, unveiled this “music video,” a dramatic visual that saw Gaga come close to dying. Since “911” — taken from her best-selling new album, Chromatica – deals with a more severe and personal subject, the chances of it being a dance rave like “Stupid Love” or a wet-and-wild extravaganza like “Rain On Me” were slim. Instead, the Little Monsters watched as Gaga’s artistic and creative side shown through.

Starting out in a desert, a masked Gaga awakens surrounded by the remains of a smashed bicycle. After following a mysterious rider on horseback, Gaga finds herself in a New Mexican villa filled with surrealistic imagery straight out of a Salvador Dali/dada fantasy. As the song ends, Gaga delivers a terrified scream as she stands next to what looks like a medical stretcher. It’s then that – spoiler alert – the paramedics revive Gaga, and we learn that these scenes were taken from her surroundings right as Gaga was hit by a car.

Lady Gaga screams at the end of her ‘911’ video. (Vevo)

“911” is a song about Gaga’s relationship with olanzapine, an antipsychotic medication she takes. “[It’s] because I can’t always control things that my brain does,” she said during her in-depth conversation with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe in May. “I know that.

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Chromatica: Lady GaGa on Mental Health and Self Love

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Rain on Me Video. Directed by Robert Rodriguez

 In Lady GaGa’s iconic overnight hit featuring Ariana Grande, Rain on Me, Gaga and Grande sing:  “I can feel it on my skin/ It’s coming down on me/ Teardrops on my face/ like misery… I’d rather be dry, but at least I’m alive.” A precursor to the launch of her sixth album, Chromatica, the single galvanized public attention, leading the top of the charts in ten countries across the world. GaGa and Grande fans have come together to celebrate their unexpected collaboration, as the song reached 8.1 million plays in one week. But the song is more than an explosive video, GaGa dancing in futuristic, punk platforms, or even the electronic melody of their voices in harmony. What is perhaps so provocative about the piece — aside from the fact that Lady GaGa has completely reinvented herself for her sixth album— is that it is unabashedly candid. Throughout the album, she addresses her personal experience with mental health, overcoming trauma, and healing. In a recent interview with Apple ’s Zane Lowe, GaGa shared that “I think that the beginning of the album really symbolizes, for me, what I would call the beginning of my journey to healing… and what I would hope would be an inspiration for people that are in need of healing through happiness, through dance.”

A decade after her debut album, The Fame (2008), made her a global star, GaGa’s career trajectory has been a rollercoaster of experimentation, outspoken ideas, and, of course, shocking wardrobe choices. As her fans know, she has long used her music as a platform for storytelling and social activism: from Poker Face, an exploration of her sexuality, (The Fame, 2008) and Hair, a plea to be free from bullying and societal restraints, to Joanne (Joanne, 2011), a tribute to her late aunt, who passed away from lupus. And now, Chromatica is an exploration of GaGa’s powerful return to dance and her journey towards healing along the way.

The album is divided into three sections, and GaGa encourages her fans to listen to the songs in sequence, as they function as a narrative. The first section— which features Alice, Stupid Love, Rain on Me, Free Woman, and Fun Tonight— serves as the thesis of her album. It discusses themes personal to her heart, and her ability to continue dancing and creating in spite of the obstacles she fights each and every day. It addresses mental and trauma through a hopeful lens. For instance, Alice, a fan favorite, narrates her journey down a -hole, insinuating a long-lasting personal battle with mental illnesses—  and the wonderland at the end that she searches for everyday. Similarly, Free Woman reflects upon re-claiming agency over her own body as she copes with sexual trauma. The second section— 911, Plastic Doll, Sour Candy (featuring Blackpink), Enigma, and Replay— gives her fans a glimpse into the darkest parts of her past. She grapples with trauma, perfectionism, and addiction in these electronic tunes with raw candor. Additionally, this section is the most electronic in the album, adding yet another unexpected genre to GaGa’s list of musical fortés and experiences. Over the course of her twelve year career, she struggles to overcome these issues, which she addresses in the third section. Chromatica III includes Sine from Above (featuring Elton John), 1000 Doves, and Babylon, a hopeful ending to her journey towards healing. In 1000 Doves, she sings: “I’m not perfect yet, but I’ll keep trying/ When your tears are falling, I’ll catch them as they fall/ ….Lift me up, give me a start/ ‘Cause I’ve been flying with some broken arms/ Lift me up, just a small nudge/ And I’ll be flying like a thousand doves.” There isn’t necessarily a sense of foreclosure at the end of her narrative, as GaGa suggests that she continues to grapple with trauma and identity everyday, but there is a sense of tranquillity and self-acceptance. The narrative is moving, and frankly, even more so than the electronic undertones of the album, completely unprecedented in the world of pop— a testament to Lady GaGa’s versatility and influence as an artist.

Chromatica Album Cover. Photo Credits: Norbert Schoerner

GaGa utilizes her ’s global presence as a platform for starting a vulnerable dialogue on mental and self-love. GaGa has complimented the launch of her album with various conversations around mental in her professional career, from a recent conversation with Oprah on mental resources to various initiatives led by her non-profit organization, The Born This Way Foundation. Through narrating her decade-long battle with mental , and even admitting to the shame and coping mechanisms that ensued, she destigmatizes mental illnesses, especially in an industry that strives for perfectionism. The album has been met with millions of messages from her fans via Twitter and Instagram, expressing their gratitude for her message and sharing their personal stories. Though her is often recognized for its catchy tunes and audacious accompanying performances, Chromatica is a testament to the depth and impact of her work. The album, which has been publicized through eye-catching graphics and a shocking new genre, revitalizes the pop industry with the authenticity, hope, and healing it brings to its listeners. 

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