Shining & Falling Stars: Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton
September 23rd, 2012 6:00pm EDT
Shining Star: Lady Gaga - Love her, or hate her, Lada Gaga keeps it real. And what I mean by "real" is that she isn't afraid to say what she feels, or really hides anything, as we know from some of her outrageous fashion.
Recently, some magazines targeted the "Born This Way" singer, who started her tour in Amsterdam looking noticeably thicker. The NY Daily News harshly called her "Gaga-gantuan." While most celebs would promptly start what I like to call the "Cheerio Diet" (definition: a celebrity diet of eating half a Cheerio, smoking a lot of cigarettes, and drinking gallons of water--- I'm looking at you Victoria Beckham) and go into hiding, Gaga is proud of the extra weight and admitted that yes, she did indeed put on about 25 pounds.
She told radio host Elvis Duran- “And you know I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second. I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. It’s hard because it’s a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don’t like that. So I’m trying to find a new balance.”
Cruel critics have suggested that Gaga's weight gain is the result of the amount of alcohol she consumes, but Gaga begs to differ, confirming it's from her dad’s Italian cooking and his new NYC restaurant "Joanna Trattoria."
“I love eating pasta and pizza,” says Gaga. “I’m a New York Italian girl. That’s why I have been staying out of New York. My father (Joe Germanotta) opened a restaurant. It's so amazing … it’s so freaking delicious, but I’m telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there. So my dad wants me to eat at the restaurant, and I’m, like, I’ve got to go where I can drink green juice.”
Anyone who has ever consumed a great Italian meal can relate. Kudos to Gaga for owning up it. So enjoy the pizza and pasta, you deserve it! And save this (half) Italian girl some Ziti please.
Falling Star: Paris Hilton
I don't even like referring to Paris Hilton as a "Star," especially since her only "talent" is mugging for paparazzi and creating a grainy, and honestly, a quite boring sex tape with some random dude.
But Paris Hilton has managed to make headlines again, thanks to this little remark:
"Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS...I would be so scared if I was a gay guy. You'll like, die of AIDS," said Hilton.
What the WHAT?!?!
At first I thought, maybe this was some sort of sick joke. Or maybe it was part of another terrible movie script she was acting out (see, "House of Wax.") But to everyone's horror, it was actually Hilton herself saying this in a recorded conversation to a friend in a NYC taxi cab. Was it wrong for the cabbie to record her private conversation and release it to a gossip website? Sure. But could it be possible that Hilton could be so ignorant to offend and degrade the only group of people that may actually still find her slightly relevant?
Doing massive damange control, both Hilton and her PR flack released statements to GLAAD about how gay people are "the strongest and most inspiring people" she knows. And that Hilton's comments were taken out of context, and the conversation was "edited."
Regardless, Hilton should just stick to what she does best: spending her parents billions, and really, doing nothing at all.
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