Only snuggies sold worse than the new Madonna record this holiday season.
The pop icon first felt that female artists are being held back as the excuse of her album selling poorly on pre-order for i-Tunes, then a squabble with Lady Gaga. Madonna now is saying she is just as much of a rebel as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., using images of them in black rope on their face like hers for the #RebelHeart album cover.
Even Bob Marley was not safe from the black rope as well. Madonna released 6 songs from "Rebel Heart" after 13 demos of the album were leaked much to Madonna's frustration...or perhaps acting frustrated. You know what we mean.
Under the photo of MLK Jr., she said "This #RebelHeart had a dream!"
Keep in mind, this is over poor sales. Not an artist comparing himself to a slave to get out of a record contract 20 years prior which caused it's own uproar although it changed the industry forever. This is over poor sales and is quite frankly, in poor taste.
From the fighting with Lady Gaga to lashing out at fans for the material being leaked. The duets with Macklemore & Miley Cyrus seem to make more sense of trying to keep up with trends. Trends that Madonna used to make and break. Perhaps it is time to scrap "Rebel Heart" completely and come out with new material and take a social media break. At lease she is not dropping the "N" word like she is 2Pac tho.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The poor sales of "Rebel Heart" have more to do with the material being sub par than people trying to hold Madonna back. It is a completely different game for an artist over 55 and you need to adapt to the changes or keep charging your fans over $500.00 to see your shows.
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett did an interview and performance on "The Colbert Report" with Stephen Colbert last night.
Check out the performance from "Cheek To Cheek" above.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Remember when all Gaga performances were a "must see"? This is what happens when you appear on every single show. Granted, this was her first time on Colbert, but she has been everywhere for over a year. I dig the Liza Minelli look but we need to miss you for a little bit.
Our photo of the moment is of Lady Gaga out and about her New York Apartment.
We all sip tea out of a Versace cup right?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Gaga is in the midst of performing multiple shows at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. These will be the venues final shows.
The people who thought Lady Gaga was broke with all her costumes and elaborate stage during her last tour were right. She was broke!
"I had 3 million dollars in the bank to my name and I threw it all in to make my stage. So I was bankrupt during the show."
Gaga made the comments during an EPIX documentary set to debut on the network later this year entitles "Who The F--- Is Arthur Fogel?"
"I remember I went home and I was with my dad and he said, 'I don't understand. 'Bad Romance' is out. You are all over the radio. Everyone is talking about you and you don't have a pot to piss in.' I said, 'Just let me do this. Let me just put it on the stage because I think if I can do this I can get Arthur Fogel's attention.' And I did."
"I remember he called me and he said, 'We want to do this.' And he got Live Nation to write me a $40 million check. And it changed my life and the life of my whole family."-DocFB
Diagnosis: From $3 million to $40 million to how much now????
Jimmy Fallon is making sure his first week as host of the Tonight Show is must see TV with appearances by Will Smith, U2, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, Arcade Fire, and now Justin Timberlake!
Will we see another "History Of Rap" on the show? We can't just see Justin being interviewed or just a musical performance. We see both and maybe a skit as well.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Fallon bringing it to the Tonight Show
After hiding out and only attending a Britney Spears show recently, Lady Gaga is set to return to TV appearing on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon Tuesday February 18th.
It was 2 months ago where she appeared on "The Voice" performing "Do What U Want" with Christina Aguilera. Gaga was channeling Liza Minnelli with her performance.
Artpop has been dragged through the mud and Gaga with it. We were saying all last year that Gaga should not release "ArtPop" until 2014 and to take more time putting it out. Seems we were right.-DocFB
Diagnosis: We have a feeling the Fallon appearance will be her relaunch of trying to promote "ArtPop" in the way it should have been from the start and also her upcoming tour.
Britney Spears performed this past Saturday for her Las Vegas run of shows at Planet Hollywood and Lady Gaga was there to check out her show.
She ended up backstage to take a photo with Britney.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Note: Britney was wearing her stage make up and Gaga was just wearing her regular make-up(?)