The release of the Robert Rodriguez-directed visual boosts the second single off GaGa’s highly-anticipated ‘Chromatica’ to number one on iTunes in 26 countries.
AceShowbiz –Lady GaGa and Ariana Grande have supported their bop-worthy collaboration “Rain On Me” with a brand new music video. Hours after dropping the second single off GaGa’s upcoming album “Chromatica”, the powerful duo released a futuristic visual that sees them letting loose and dancing in the rain.
The three-minute promo was directed by “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and opens with GaGa lying on a wet ground. Dressed in pink PVC bodysuit, she has a knife stabbing her thighs. Shortly after she broke into intense dance choreography, Grande made her appearance sporting her signature high ponytail and purple latex dress.
Halfway through the song, the two pop icons came together to dance their heart way in a post-apocalyptic arena along with a colorful dance troupe in the background. At some point in the video, the pair swapped their hairstyles with GaGa sporting a high ponytail and Grande letting her hair down. The video concluded with a shot of the two sharing a hug.
When counting down to the video drop, GaGa took to Twitter to express her appreciation of Grande. “Thank you for reminding me I’m strong, I’m super emotional and love you so very much, I cherish you @ArianaGrande and little monsters without you I don’t know how I would survive,” she wrote. “I’d rather be dry, but at least I’m alive.”
Lady GaGa sends words of praise to Ariana Grande
In response, Grande tweeted her own praise about her collaborator. “one time ….. i met a woman who knew pain the same way i did… who cried as much as i did, drank as much wine as i did, ate as much pasta as i did and who’s heart was bigger than her whole body,” she gushed. “she immediately felt like a sister to me.”
The “Thank You, Next” hitmaker continued in a separate tweet, “she then held my hand and invited me into the beautiful world of chromatica and together, we got to express how beautiful and healing it feels to mothafuckinnnn cry ! i hope this makes u all feel as uplifted as it does for us both.” She added, “i love u @ladygaga, u stunning superwoman !”
Ariana Grande responded to Lady GaGa’s appreciation post with her own praise
“Rain On Me” came from GaGa’s sixth studio album which will be released on May 29. Speaking to Zane Lowe of Apple Beats 1 about the song, the “Born This Way” hitmaker explained, “This is about an analog of tears being the rain. And you know what it’s also a metaphor for, is the amount of drinking that I was doing to numb myself.”
The 34-year-old Grammy winner elaborated further, “I’d rather be dry. I’d rather not be drinking, but I haven’t died yet. I’m still alive. Rain on me. Okay, I’m going to keep on drinking. This song has many layers.”
It’s no secret that everyone’s daily routine looks a little different these days, but did you know that every little change can affect your skin?
According to celebrity facialist Ada Ooi of 001 London Skincare, whose A-list clientele includes Lady Gaga, Rooney Mara and Ellie Goulding, lifestyle changes like increased stress, tweaking your diet and prolonged screen time can all irritate your skin and lead to concerns like dullness, breakouts and dryness.
“Unfortunately we are not built for naturally liking changes,” Ooi tells E! News exclusively. “During this quarantine period, our brain is being put on a prolonged change and constantly adapting mode, making us psychologically or physically stressed.”
“These reactions from the brain directly affect what happens on our skin. Adrenaline increase causes us to palpate and sweat more and we are losing more water very quickly, which can lead to dry skin,” she continued. “And when the body is producing too much cortisol, the skin will be secreting excessive sebum. Cortisol also increases sugar level in the bloodstream, triggering skin inflammation.”
In need of a little skincare reboot? Here are Ooi’s tips for restoring your skin’s natural glow at home:
Follow a nourishing skincare routine:
When it comes to maintaining a glowing complexion, Ooi says that following a skin-healthy routine is the way to go. This should consist of a cleanser, toner, serum treatment and moisturizer, as well as a weekly exfoliating treatment to slough away dead skin cells. To find a routine that works for your skin, she suggests, “Check in the mirror of the main concern that you want to focus on and build your product up responding to that.”
Always finish with a massage:
After cleansing, treating and moisturizing, Ooi recommends massaging the products into your skin with your hands or a facial tool as it will help revitalize your skin’s appearance by stimulating blood circulation and flushing out toxins. Giving your face a massage is also a great way to eliminate tension in certain areas, which Ooi says is a welcomed self-care remedy for those feeling anxious in the wake of the pandemic.
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“A good sculpting exercise should involve precise and repetitive massage movements on tensed muscles where we might be clenching more and tighter these days when we’re feeling more unsettled, or even, grinding when you sleep,” she notes. “Another area that can be always tensed can be across and in between our brows where we unconsciously frown a lot. Massage helps the tensed muscle release the acids accumulated, un-tie muscle knots and release sluggish fluids around the affected areas, which can create puffiness or extra weight to the skin leading to folds like nasolabial fold (smile lines).” If you’re interested in learning Ooi’s facial massage techniques, you can follow her tutorials on YouTube.
Toss any old skincare products:
Parting ways with expired skincare products can also help decrease skin irritation. “Clear out your skincare cabinet. Throw out expired items, or items that you have not used for a long time,” Ooi says, noting that any changes in a product’s texture and scent can also serve as indicators that it has passed its prime.
Eliminate sugar from your diet:
“Other factors that can be triggering skin irritation can be change of diet,” Ooi explains. “Excessive sugar in the blood stream can cause glycation, which is when the sugar level in the blood stream spikes beyond what our insulin can handle. Glycation affects our protein chains like collagen and elastin within our skin. They can become weaker and impaired resulting in dull skin complexion, loss of elasticity and longer term effect in causing wrinkles.”
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Change up your posture:
“I have several clients telling me their creases and lines in their neck have gotten deeper,” Ooi recalls. “One even mentioned the skin surface texture getting rough with little white heads and spots along the lines. These can be a result of lowering the neck for a prolonged period of time. As for the breakouts that her patient was experiencing, Ooi says that sebum and sweat were “suffocated” inside of the “habitual lines,” resulting in blemishes.
Treat yourself to an at-home facial:
There are plenty of ways that you can give your skin the spa day it’s been missing at home. For Ooi, one of the most effective ways to obtain that “post-gym workout glow from within” effect on the skin is through Cyrotherapy, which involves calming the skin using cold temperature.
“Cryotherapy is something I find interesting; it works by almost shocking the skin with subzero temperature, leading blood rushing to the skin to compensate the cold, and in return, oxygenating the cells,” she says, adding that it targets inflammation and strengthens the skin barrier. Check out 001 London Skincare’s Cyro-Flash Facial Set to recreate Ooi’s favorite method at home.
This photo of Lady Gaga was taken back in 2018, but people are falling in love with it again!
If you look in the background, there is a sweet old lady who is clutching her hands to her chest while admiring the entertainer. The photo was taken at the red carpet premiere of A Star Is Born during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
Gaga‘s fan account @GagaDaily posted the photo this week and wrote, “good morning to her only,” while zooming in on the beloved lady.
Penning a sweet birthday message for the ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker, the ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ singer credits the older artist for making her heart feel ‘so full and happy and understood.’
AceShowbiz –Ariana Grande gushed over Lady GaGa in a sweet post celebrating her 34th birthday.
The “No Tears Left to Cry” star took to Instagram to pen a sweet message for the “Poker Face” hitmaker on Saturday (March 28), sharing a snap of the two alongside a short note.
“happy birthday to a literal angel that has changed my life in many ways ! i’ll tell u more about it later but … u make my heart feel so full and happy and understood @ladygaga,” Ariana captioned her post. “Wishing u all the joy in the world today and every day ! have some pasta.”
The “Bad Romance” star also received a birthday message from her friend and collaborator Tony Bennett, 93, with whom she released the joint album “Cheek to Cheek” in 2014.
“Lady, happy birthday. Have a beautiful day,” Bennett said in his sweet clip.
The celebrations come after GaGa announced earlier this week (begins March 23) she was delaying the release of her forthcoming album “Chromatica”, featuring the single “Stupid Love”, as it “just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Lady Gaga has announced on her social media that she is delaying her “Chromatica” album, previously set for April 10, indefinitely. Additionally, the posts reveal she had planned to do a secret set at the Coachella Festival, before that gathering was pushed back from April to October.
While noting that her April 30-May 11 shows at the MGM Park Theatre in Las Vegas had already been delayed, she added that she hopes her performances in Vegas later in May will proceed as scheduled.
“I wanted to tell you, that after a lot of deliberation, I’ve made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of ‘Chromatica.’ I will announce a new 2020 release date soon.
“This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.
“Instead I prefer that we spend this time focusing on finding solutions. It’s important to me that the attention is on getting essential medical equipment to healthcare professionals, making sure ids who depend on public schools for meals get the assistance they need, and that we help those who will be financially impacted by this pandemic.”
As for scotched Coachella plans, which would have coincided neatly with her album release, Gaga said simply, “I had so many fun things planned for us to celebrate together… I had a secret Coachella set lined up, and a lot of other fun surprises, some of which I’m still planning to share with all of you very soon!…
“To my fans, I love you. I know you are disappointed. Probably angry and sad… I hope you can see that when the album does come out, I want us to be able to dance together, sweat together, hug and kiss each other, and make it the most bombastic celebration of all time And until that time comes, LET’S ALL STAY HOME!”
When Lady Gaga released the bouncy single “Stupid Love” last month, fans caught a glimpse of the artist they knew from The Fame days, that soulful musician and scene kid who knew exactly where the party was at. All the glittering, upbeat synths and deep, thumping bass lines are back, while the corresponding visuals spotlight hyper-futuristic outfits against a desolate Martian landscape. In the music video, Gaga becomes a high-ponied warrior-savior leading her pink peace corps to stop battling factions in other primary hues from an all-out civil war. To create her pseudo-armor ensembles, Gaga and her longtime partner-in-crime, creative director Nicola Formichetti, tapped designers KAIMIN and Laurel DeWitt, as well as the emerging Brooklyn designer Jackson Wiederhoeft, who created one standout piece: a pink, lace bodysuit with delicate silk bows affixed along its corseted torso, legs, and sleeves.
Wiederhoeft, a 26-year-old Parsons graduate, cut his teeth for more than three years as an embroiderer and runway designer under Thom Browne before debuting his own line in 2019. His first presentation was the product of no-holds-barred creativity, featuring an abundance of bright colors and frills. Think dramatic gowns and pastel hoop skirts with velvet leotards from a land of make-believe. WWD recognized his collection for its “bespoke, intricate garments,” while V magazine dubbed Wiederhoeft an “explorative visionary.”
But in many ways, Wiederhoeft has been on his way to this Gaga moment for most of his life. “In high school I used to have scrapbooks of Lady Gaga pictures that I took off Tumblr and would keep under my bed,” he tells MTV News. “I kept up with the Gaga chat boards online. Like, where is she going? What is she doing? What is she wearing? She helped me understand fashion. So to be dressing her now, it’s like coming full circle. It feels surreal.”
Wiederhoeft’s namesake line is pure, wearable fantasy. He places self-expression and design quality before branding or logos, and enjoys working with decadent, feminine materials like silk and tulle. His looks also have narrative. His most recent collection, which showed during New York Fashion Week in February, transposed into couture the life and loneliness of a ballerina who lives in an exquisite music box.
Similarly, Gaga’s bodysuit was culled from a fairytale. “Her look is actually the finale from my debut,” Wiederhoeft explains. “I called that collection ‘Spooky Couture’ and each look had a backstory. It was all about wizards and princesses, knights and dragons, fairy tales.” It was magic indeed: Knights in taffeta and cotton blouses paired with quilted skirts with inlaid crystals; princesses in structured silk dresses with accents of silver tulle. “This particular look is called the dragon,” Wiederhoeft says of the “Stupid Love” piece. “She’s the final boss at the end. Beautiful and powerful. So I love that it was pulled for the video. It makes sense to me: Gaga embodies a fierce pink dragon coming to save the day.”
Gaga makes any look her own, especially in her music videos, which tend to set the tone for her creative work moving forward. She took pieces from Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2010 collection, which was filled with shining snakeskin prints and untenably high heels, and placed them in her gritty “Bad Romance” video, which solidified the singer as an avant-pop provocateur. She and her team have done the same in “Stupid Love,” making Wiederhoeft’s yesteryear fantasy fit perfectly within a decidedly futuristic music video. When worn under a black leather vest, it gives Gaga the impression of a bubblegum-chewing punk.
“The collection the dragon piece is from has a very old school, ballet world vibe. I designed it with a huge tulle robe and dragon horns,” Wiederhoeft says. “But I love seeing how people reinterpret my clothes, so for Gaga to match it with a biker jacket and raver boots and that face mask is amazing. I think magic happens when people create their own version of the story.”
Lady Gaga has gone through many stylistic shifts throughout her career: a pop wunderkind in latex corsets and enough rhinestones and glitter to fill any Lower East Side dive bar; a rule-breaker in meat dresses, birthing herself from a human-sized egg; or most recently a high-fashion darling taking over the Met Gala and receiving an Oscar in custom couture. The latter reflected her reality as an Academy Award nominee: refined, classic, in white and navy Dior one-offs with respectable updos and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. She hadn’t released new music since 2018, and there hadn’t been a solo album since 2016’s country-tinged Joanne; The release of “Stupid Love,” now that she has her little gold man, marks a return to what she arguably does best: being an apex underground fashion icon.
“I couldn’t be happier,” Wiederhoeft says, “to see Gaga return like this. For me, that style and energy from back in the day is what made me drawn to her. That idea that it doesn’t matter what you wear, it’s how you wear it. And that’s a big part of ‘Stupid Love’ now.” And while a stamp of approval from Lady Gaga can be a career-maker for emerging designers and stylists vying for visibility — Brandon Maxwell was the singer’s personal stylist before founding his eponymous fashion house — her own iconic looks could not be achieved without the unique visions of young creatives. “There are no big brands, no big designers. She doesn’t need to rely on names or logos. It’s about confidence. It’s all cool, small labels. So it feels really empowering.”