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Lady Gaga: New Year's Eve's Hottest Ticket?


Lady Gaga is playing the Fontainebleau in Miami on New Year's Eve, and has sold over $1 million in tickets:

"The 'Poker Face' singer is said to be getting about 300,000 dollars for the show. Based on sales through Web site, tickets for the singer's performance to ring in 2010 are almost non-existent, with only a few 25,000-dollar tables left and some general admission seats at 425 dollars."

Guy Trebay pays tribute to Gaga in an end-of-the-year column:

"Although Andy Warhol died just a year after Stefani Germanotta came into the world, and decades before Lady Gaga was willed into being, he was correct as usual in forecasting a time when there would be 'new categories of people' being 'put up there' as stars. Those people, he wrote in 'The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again),' would be made up of parts. And their fans, freed from the obligation to idolize a 'whole person,' could choose which dimension of a star they wanted to love. Lady Gaga is rigged for that stardom: her persona is an amalgam of surfaces, faceted though not truly 3-D, addictive in the way video games are."

NYT slide show.

Gaga was speechless as she was presented with a plaque for selling 8 million copies of The Fame recently

Gaga performs "Speechless" at the launch event for VEVO, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. How many back-handed compliments can be fit into one short NYT profile? Quite a few.

    Posted by: BGrey | Dec 27, 2009 7:27:33 PM

  2. Yeah, really.

    I love Gaga's music. She's musically the only big pop star at the moment that I find even remotely interesting. Her songs are all wonderfully catchy yet somehow totally off-kilter, she's a great singer with a good voice (something nobody ever accused Madonna of having), and she can even play. Something else almost none of today's pop acts can manage.

    Her incredible succession of crazy looks is just the icing on the cake.

    Posted by: Jacknasty | Dec 28, 2009 1:06:56 AM

  3. she is trutly a star a true singer/songwriter...Andy warhols points of view?? agh a it matters at the end.

    GET IT IN YOUR HEAD...there is MADONNA and LADY swallow your bitter self :)

    puh puh puh poker face

    Posted by: Bosie | Dec 28, 2009 2:04:43 AM

  4. That article was hardly a tribute. I'm not even a big fan but I know more about her than he does, that she went to Juilliard as a child, was admiited early to the Tisch school, played nightclubs in NYC from the time she was 14 because she was THAT good and wrote music for other VERY famous people behind the scenes. Trebay had a story in mind and he couldn't be bothered with the truth.

    It was a disgusting piece of crap, as nasty as it was misinformed. Most people fell in love with her music before they had any idea what she looked like. I thought she was a drag queen for the first six months but the songs sure were hard to forget.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Dec 28, 2009 9:04:13 AM

  5. Since she's performing at the Fountainebleau, she should rewrite "Bad Romance", and call it the "Bad Finance" Tour!

    Posted by: Edward | Dec 28, 2009 10:42:58 AM

  6. boring!!!

    Posted by: mex | Dec 29, 2009 7:33:07 AM

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