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The OXD Mirror: Beth Ditto & Alan Braxe Give Cerrone's 'Supernature' a Fresh Update and More New Tracks



French producer Marc Cerrone needs no introduction and neither does the The Gossip's Beth Ditto. When the latter produced a wild cover of Cerrone's hit track, 'Supernature' alongside The Shoes late last year, music fans applauded the unexpected version.

Fellow French disco maestro Alan Braxe enlists Ditto again to reproduce a version of 'Supernature' that's much closer to the 1978 original, albeit updated for modern times. With Giorgio Moroder and Chic acknowledging '70s disco is back into vogue, it's about time fellow disco powerhouse Cerrone got his due. Braxe's version of 'Supernature' is out on his new compilation, The Best of Cerrone Productions, which released earlier week.

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Gossip's Beth Ditto Reveals She Legally Married Fiancé In Oregon On New Year's Eve

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Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto revealed on Facebook earlier this week that she legally married her fiancé Kristin Ogata in Oregon on New Year's Eve reports Winnipeg Free PressThe singer originally had a non-legally binding ceremony in Maui with Ogata in July 2013, but with the Oregon ceremony the couple are officially married according to state law. Ditto took time to thank those who fought for gay marriage throughout the U.S. in the last year with a post on Facebook.

Said Ditto:

"Legally married finally, a year later!

"Thanks everyone who fought to make gay marriage legal in Oregon! In 2015, the whole U.S.!"

Full details of the Oregon ceremony are still under wraps however, in Ditto's 2013 Maui ceremony she wore a Jean Paul Gaultier gown with a low-cut bodice, tulle skirt and a veil to walk down the aisle. Ditto chose not to wear shoes during the ceremony, walking down the aisle barefoot. Ogata wore a three-piece suit jacket, shirt and shorts for the occasion. Ogata worked as Ditto's assistant during the production of the group's album "Standing in the Way of Control." At the time Ditto developed strong feelings for Ogata, but she was still in a nine-year relationship with Freddie Fagula; Ditto ended the relationship in January 2010 and explained the breakup and her relationship with Ogata.

Said Ditto:

"It was something that I kept hidden deep inside of me. But everyone knew. Even people at parties and clubs would be like, 'When are they going to get together?' There was always a little guilt inside of me because I felt I was cheating, but I never cheated. We never did anything ... I dated Freddie for nine years, and I was always worried it was going to end. With Kristen I never worry about it ending, I just feel completely full and whole."

Ditto has yet to post any photos from the Oregon ceremony except one of the couple together with a caption announcing their marriage on Facebook. 

Conchita Wurst Struts Down Runway for Gaultier: VIDEO


In addition to being the winner of this year’s Eurovision singing contest, Conchita Wurst can now add couture fashion model to her CV after making her debut on the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier. Wurst and Gaultier first met two years ago at another of Gaultier’s shows, the designer told The Independent. Gaultier was instantly struck and inspired by the Austrian drag queen.

“I always say that beauty is difference and Conchita has shown us all that she is unstoppable.” Said Gaultier “[S]he looks great in couture; she is a real couture woman.”

In the past Gaultier has worked other iconoclastic beauties such as singer Beth Ditto, and drag queens Juanita More and Andrej Pejic.

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Beth Ditto Takes the Helm of EDM Single 'Running Low': VIDEO


If you've been needing some new music from Beth Ditto in your summer, wait no longer. The Gossip frontwoman appears on the new EDM track "Running Low" from Belgian producer Netsky. While the track itself is not so unique, Ditto's vocals always are.


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Gay Iconography: Beth Ditto, Punk Icon


Everything we know about celebrity should dictate that Gossip's frontwoman Beth Ditto should not have made it as far as she has. However, from a small town in Arkansas to the runways of Paris, Ditto has defied what's expected of a woman, a lesbian, a fashionista and, yes, a gay icon.

DittoFor some in the LGBT community, the outspoken singer is a punk diva alternative to the standard Kylies, Britneys and Katys. Her band's disco-tinged punk tunes, which have only become more pop-driven with time, are riotous anthems. She's famous for her uninhibited live performances, which often feature the plus-sized singer stripped down to her bra and panties. No matter the accolades, she doesn't take herself too seriously, whether she's comparing nipples with Adam Lambert or covering a Dolly Parton song in a blonde wig.

All that spectacle wouldn't mean anything if she couldn't back it up. Her voice can easily switch between gospel smooth and screaming punk snarl, often in the same song. She's a ferocious singer, and one of the most charismatic frontwomen in history.

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News: Caroline Kennedy, Bradley Manning, Gay Weddings, Russia, Jared Leto

Road President Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy to be US Ambassador to Japan. If confirmed she will be America's first female ambassador to the land of the rising sun. 

Road A broader call for boycott of Russian products.Ben

Road David Beckham finds another excuse to take off his shirt.

Road If you haven't seen these horrific and heartbreaking pics of the anti-LGBT human rights abuses in Russia as of late you must take a look.

Road Too much hotness to handle? Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron allegedly in talks to star in Star Wars.

Road Benedict Cumberbatch officiates gay wedding in Ibiza.

Road Obama administration, unhappy with Morsi ouster, cancels delivery of planes to Egypt: “Given the current situation in Egypt, we do not believe it is appropriate to move forward at this time with the delivery of F-16s,” the Pentagon press secretary, George Little, said Wednesday. He did not cite any specific actions by the Egyptian military."

Road It's becoming tired but still, Bill Clinton's 'Blurred Lines' is pretty great.


Road Jane Austen gets face-time on UK currency.

Road George Alexander Louis: what's in a name?

Road The road not taken: Jared Leto could have been a drug dealer.

Road 78 dead, 178 injured in terrifying train crash in Spain.

Road Beth Ditto got hitched!

Road Court to hear closing arguments in Bradley Manning case today.

Road Superhuman future possible with superorgans?: "Synthetic DNA circuits inserted into human stem cells could soon allow us to build new organs with unprecedented precision and speed...The technique could prove an efficient way of making organs for transplant without the worry of rejection, and raises the tantalising possibility that it might one day be possible to upgrade the organs we were born with."


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