Nominations for the American Music Awards were announced today, and British singer Adele leads the pack with four nominations, including Artist of the Year and Favorite Female Artist.
Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne and country group The Band Perry were right behind Adele with three nods apiece. Perry will perform on the show, as will Pitbull.
Queen is looking to fill the void left by the late Freddie Mercury, and Lady Gaga is being considered for it. Guitarist Brian May previously reached out to Bad Company leader Paul Rodgers, but now it looks as though the pop diva is at the top of the list.
When Lady Gaga — in drag as her male alter-ego, Gaga’s boyfriend Jo Calderone — brought Britney Spears onstage to present her the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, there were a few moments in which everyone wondered if Brit would re-enact her famous 2003 kiss with Madonna by planting one on Gaga as well.
Lady Gaga has earned her rep for lighting up the red carpet with splashy awards show ensembles, and during the leadup to this year’s MTV VMAs, the network promised more of the same with a #whatwillgagawear Twitter hashtag.
As it turns out, the VMAs were opened by none other than her sideburned alter ego, Jo Calderone, who started things off by launching into a profane tirade about the end of his r
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee would love to work with Lady Gaga. He told the Artisan News Service, “She plays crazy piano and sings her ass off.” He says they are actually a lot alike explaining, “She likes modern dance and club s**t, so she’s basically throwing it all in there, and that’s what I’m into, and that’s what I’m doing...