Lady Gaga News: The Week in Gaga October 3 - 9, 2011
Welcome to The Week in Gaga, written for those who like to keep up with the latest Gaga news, but hate wading through the hundreds of fluff stories written about her each week. The Week in Gaga brings you the most relevant and interesting Gaga news of the week, broken down into concise recaps.
This past week, Gaga brought us a bit of everything. Videos, performances, announcements, and even an interview. Read on for the details.
- On Monday, Tony Bennett released the video for his duet with Lady Gaga on Vevo. The clip for "The Lady is a Tramp" is a simple depiction of Gaga and Tony recording the vocals to their duet, but it has an undefinable quality to it that is absolutely charming. Perhaps it's the chemistry between the two artists, or maybe it's the fact that many of Gaga's curious ad-lib lyrics make more sense when matched with the visuals. Either way, I dare you to watch the video and not find yourself smiling by the end.
- Later that day, the director's cut to Lady Gaga's Mugler video (used as an introduction to the prior week's Mugler show in Paris) was released on Lady Gaga's official YouTube channel. The video lacks the universal appeal of "The Lady is a Tramp," but most little monsters will likely prefer the Mugler video due to its abundance of Gaga's trademark weirdness.
- Lady Gaga has announced that The Monster Ball is finally coming to DVD! The HBO special filmed at Madison Square Garden is getting its own DVD release on November 21. Not only will it contain the entire HBO special, but exclusive new footage will be included as well. The Monster Ball took in over $220 million, making it one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. Also slated for release on November 21 is a brand-new remix album called Born This Way: Remixed, which will feature 14 tracks remixed by artists such as indie pop band Foster the People.
- On Saturday night, Lady Gaga appeared on the UK's The Jonathan Ross Show, for an interview and special performance. The entire set was redecorated to look like a barn in honor of Lady Gaga's latest hit "Yoü and I," and Gaga made good use of the theme by bringing along a goat named "Kevin." After sitting down for a somewhat revealing, incredibly hilarious interview, Gaga gave a beautiful live performance of "Yoü and I."
- After filming her appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Gaga returned home to New York where she has begun filming the video for her upcoming single, "Marry the Night." Cinematographer Darius Khondji and production designer Gideon Ponte are directing the video alongside Gaga herself.