dominated the MTV Video Music Awards last night, bagging an impressive eight moonmen trophies. But, as is the norm with the eccentric warbler, it was her sartorial selections that stole the show.
Gaga waltzed down the white carpet in an avant-garde
), and a pair of ankle-breaking Armadillo 12-inch heels. It was a look that was almost conservative by her standards.
But that wasn't the outfit that got tongues wagging.
Picking up her eighth award of the evening, for Video of the Year, Gaga rocked up in a *beefy ensemble (designed by
), reminiscent of her controversial "meat suit"
Vogue Hommes Japan
Word at the water cooler is that Gaga's ensemble - accessorised by meat boots, a meat hat and a meat purse - was made of raw meat, but this has yet to be confirmed nor denied.
Needless to say, her gory getups have caused a commotion with...PETA.
"In her line of business, Lady Gaga has a hard time being 'over the top,' and wearing a dress made from cuts of dead cows is offensive enough to bring comment, but someone should whisper in her ear that there are more people upset by butchery than impressed by it-and that means a lot of young people will not be buying her records if she keeps it up," said
, PETA, in a statement.
Newkirk also speculated that Gaga would have had a distinctive whiff about her.
"Meat is the decomposing flesh of an abused animal who didn't want to die, and after being under the TV lights, it would smell like the rotting flesh that it is and likely be crawling with maggots - not too attractive, really," she said.
"If Lady Gaga continues to wear meat, the perfect accessory would be a PETA vegetarian/vegan starter kit."
No flies on her
Never one to back away from expressing herself, Gaga made her way to meet up with
after the awards bash, and explained her decision to wear the outlandish outfit.
"I get most of your outfits," DeGeneres probed. "You have the meat bikini on and now the meat dress...because I'm vegan...What is the purpose of the meat?"
Gaga says she didn't intend for her outfit to cause any controversy, saying, "Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian. As you know, I am the most judgment free human being on the earth."
She added: "However, it has many interpretations, but for me this evening, if we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones."
She also offered a slightly less ethereal interpretation of her flesh-flashing outfit, saying it's a statement that says, "I am not a piece of meat."
Ellen then presented Gaga with an alternative, holding up a veggie bikini and skirt for the pop star. Hardy har har!
Oh, and Gaga also confirmed that her new album would be called
Born This Way
, during the awards ceremony, saying: "The message, the melodies, the direction, the meaning, what it will mean to my fans and what it will mean to me in my own life - it's utter liberation."
Watch Gaga's interview with DeGeneres below:
What do you make of Gaga's meaty clobber? Lip-smackingly delicious or minging?
Gaga's dress now available at your local butchers
But it wasn't only Gaga who hogged the limelight.
Reigning rehabbing queen
also made a surprise appearance and proceeded to take the P out of herself.
LiLo found her funny bone in a pre-recorded skit with host
during the ceremony's opening sequence.
Don't quote me, but Lohan actually looks fabulous.
But the true star of the show has to be bad boy
About an hour after
sang her ode to West, he popped up on stage and sang in his own brand-new song.
"Let's have a toast for the douchebags," he sang. "Let's have a toast for the a**holes, let's have a toast for the scumbags..."
I love it. It's got hit written all over it.
My new anthem:
Human prune and Rolling Stone
says he was once so hooked on drugs, he accidentally smoked sugar instead of crack cocaine.
Wood spent up to a whopping $4,500 a day on his freebase cocaine habit in the 80s, and admits that at his lowest point he'd smoke practically anything he could get his hands on.
He reveals: "It got to the point where I would be on my hands and knees looking for crumbs that might have fallen out of the crack pipe. I even banned my children eating meringues in the house after I ended up smoking sugar, believing it to be cocaine".
He also says that his other demon was booze.
He tells Britain's
News of the World
: "It was just a downward spiral. When the last bottle went, it was the end of an era. Something clicked in me".
He now says he's been clean for six months.
and his girlfriend
have welcomed their first child, daughter
Gia Francesca Lopez
Gia Francesca Lopez was born on Saturday, September 11 in Burbank, California,
. The wee baby girl weighed in at 6 lbs, 4 oz.
"We are so overjoyed," Lopez told
"What an amazing, wonderful and overwhelming experience to welcome our daughter into the world."
Congratulations to them both!
Joaquin (wah-KEEN') Phoenix
is set to be a guest on
later this month (September 22) to promote his new doco,
I'm Still Here
The doco, directed by his brother-in-law,
, documents his well-publicised 'retirement' from acting and his foray into the rapping world.
Sir Peter Jackson
's beleaguered Hobbit flicks is supposedly in full swing. Good news. But the great news is that
Sir Ian McKellen
filming on the long-awaited prequels should start in the New Year.
"The aim is to start filming in January," he said.
was originally asking
bosses for a staggering $15 million to have her booty on the show's judging panel.
, naturally, and offered her $12 million instead.
A source says: "She was angling for an overall deal at Fox, including a put picture, to keep her movie career going. But Fox said no. I think it was just positioning. In the end, she didn't turn up her nose up at $12 million."
Expect an announcement v soon.
has lashed out at
after he refused to let
sing one of his hit songs on TV show
America's Got Talent
SuBo was due to perform Reed's Perfect Day on the show in LA last week, but he refused to give her permission to sing it.
A rep for Reed later said the singer was not responsible for the song debacle, insisting it was all down to licencing.
But Cowell's not buying it. During a recent interview with BBC Radio 2, he says, "This is so petty, so pathetic. Loads of people have covered this song. This is a fantastic version. He's now saying, 'If I'd have known, I'd have given permission.' Well Lou, if you're listening, 'Do we have permission to put the song on next week?'"
Over to you Reed.
Listen to Boyle's rendition of
Not a love-in: Motley Crue star
has described matriarch
as the "most evil" woman he knows in his upcoming memoirs.
The pair has been sparring and swapping insults for years, but his latest stab at Osbourne in autobiography
Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen
, is bound to send her reeling.
He writes: "It just really sickens me today to watch everybody fawning all over Sharon Osbourne. She's a talent judge on TV and she has her own show and this and that. This is the most evil, s**tiest woman I've ever met in my life. She would f**king have you killed if it was to her advantage...If people really knew."
I'd sleep with the lights on from now on, buddy.
This lot just in...
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Robert De Niro
's erection problem;
. Male population crosses its legs.
* Moneybags and TV titan
upset by naked
* Photos fuel
And I'm done. Catch you all later in the week!
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