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Checking In With The GQ Editor Dragged By One Direction Fans Over British GQ’s Cover

By The Huffington Post News Editors

On Monday, British GQ published some salacious-ish teasers from its cover story on One Direction, in which the boys affably discuss groupies and bat away softly floated questions about their sexuality.

What happened next is the stuff of mindless thinkpieces about the efficiency and sometimes inaccurate nature of social media: Hundreds, if not handfuls of thousands of 1D fans (also known as Directioners) seized upon American GQ editors, tweeting their disappointment, and, more often, rage at the magazine for daring to hint at the 1D dudes’ proclivity for women.

Many of those tweets landed in the mentions of Nate Erickson, GQ’s social media editor. On Tuesday, Erickson retweeted an endless stream of vitriolic threats and attacks by Directioners (check out his twitter feed — @Nately — for a rundown). As editors who have had our own experiences with certain fan-bases (though they’ve been more of the Madonna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce variety), our hearts went out to Erickson and his GQ compatriots. We asked how he’s doing.

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Nicola Formichetti Officially "Too Busy" For Lady Gaga

By Justin Fenner

Nicola Formichetti’s list of jobs in fashion used to be long – and we do mean long. But in a recent interview, the designer, stylist, and fashion executive said he’s cut one big commitment from his life: Lady Gaga.

“She’s going to be my BFF forever, but my ex-assistant Brandon is heading that project,” he told WWD in an interview about his work as the creative fashion director at Uniqlo. (He’s also currently the artistic director of Diesel and the fashion director of Vogue Hommes Japan, for those keeping track.) “I’m too busy with [other commitments]. I’ve done two albums with her, it’s been like five years, and you know, I’m always going to be involved somehow, but I cannot do it every day. She changes 12 times a day; it’s insane.”

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Breaking Down the Fashion in Lady Gaga's Upcoming Album, ARTPOP

By Justin Fenner

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Where Lady Gaga goes, fashion follows. So it should come as no surprise that her new album, ARTPOP, and its first single, “Applause,” have more than a few connections to the industry.

“Applause” marks Gaga’s return to music – and to high-concept sartorial messaging – after a six-month absence from performing. The single will debut on Aug. 19, and the singer will walk the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards less than a week later. The full album is due out on Nov. 11, but we’ve already got a look at the designers, photographers, and fashion houses that have helped shape how Gaga will present this album, and herself, to the world.

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Lady Gaga Announces New Album Details With Bonkers Facebook Post

By Nolan Feeney, Forbes Staff

Lady Gaga emerged from her creative hibernation to announce via Facebook the release date for ARTPOP, her highly anticipated album and multimedia app that goes live and on sale Nov. 11. The announcement is good news for the singer’s dedicated fans, who haven’t heard new music from the Celebrity 100 superstar since 2011’s multi-platinum Born This Way, and who have barely seen her perform live since a hip injury forced her to cancel the remainder of her tour. But it’s bad news for fans of the English language, as the announcement is filled with bombastic prose and bold proclamations that make little sense after first read. Here, we break some of the statement’s most puzzling paragraphs. 1. “Built by TechHAUS, the technological branch of HAUS OF GAGA, the app itself is a musical and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion, and technology with a new worldwide community — ‘the auras.’” First thing’s first: The HAUS OF GAGA is her creative collective of musical and artistic collaborators, the posse responsible for inventions like her light-up disco stick. As for the app, Gaga isn’t the first big-name artist to try the album-as-app mobile experience — Björk did it in 2011 for Biophilia, and Jay-Z just did last week in a partnership with Samsung — but it sounds like she’s describing an experience resembling a social network here, which is a weird branding move for two reasons: She already has a social network for her fervorous fans, and they already have a name, the Little Monsters. 2. “Altering the human experience with social media, we bring ARTCulture into POP in a reverse Warholian expedition.” The king of the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol took everyday items like Campbell’s Soup cans and transformed them into iconic and influential images. His screen-printing production methods were cheap, but his pieces sold at high-rolling prices. So does this mean Gaga’s taking something big-budget and inaccessible — like, say, an avant-garde record from one pop’s most powerful and peculiar personalities — and turning it into an everyday item? Though there’s no word on price, that idea seems consistent with previous comments by her manager, Troy Carter, who told a panel audience back in 2011, “If it was up to me, I’d give away the next album and put it on every handset that I can put it on, to get that scale.” 3. “On this day HAUS OF GAGA venges with forte to bring the music industry into a new age; An age where art drives pop, and the artist once again is in control of the icon.” Sounds like Lady Gaga needs to spend more time with Kanye West, who’s also been hell-bent on taking music into a new era since he told the New York Times that he is “undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture” — as well as the “nucleus” of culture. (Also — venges with forte? What, was “walks with a vengeance” taken?) 4. “The result, a ‘rage’ of electronic passion and …read more

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Ke$ha’s Most Cringe-Worthy Moments, From ‘Eyeball Sex’ To Drinking Blood On Stage

By The Huffington Post News Editors

If you know anything about Ke$ha , you know she’s one of the most extreme musicians out there, whose “weirdness” sometimes surpasses that of Lady Gaga — and that’s saying something.

In her honor and because we can’t get enough of her inexplicable but amusing behavior, we rounded up her most WTF moments (in no particular order).

Be advised, some of these are NSFW.

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50 Iconic Photos For Marc Jacobs's 50th Birthday

By Justin Fenner

Not that you could tell from looking at him, but today is Marc Jacobs‘s 50th birthday. The endlessly influential designer of both his own label and Louis Vuitton was spotted celebrating yesterday and over the weekend in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Jacobs was photographed relaxing on the beach with his boyfriend, Harry Louis, and later heading to dinner in his new trademark pajamas.)

And after decades of dressing everyone from Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness, a little time off is certainly well deserved. In honor of his birthday, we’ve rounded up 50 photos of Jacobs with some of the most iconic women on the planet – one for each of his glamorous years.

At left, Jacobs with Kate Moss in 2012.

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Nicola Formichetti Leaves Thierry Mugler After Tweeting About ‘Big Announcements’

By The Huffington Post News Editors

If you thought designer musical chairs had come to a halt, think again: Nicola Formichetti has left Thierry Mugler.

After two years on the job, Formichetti has decided to part ways with Mugler after reaching a “mutual agreement” with the brand, Women’s Wear Daily reports. The designer has become known not only for his celebrity best friends like Lady Gaga (who’s walked the Mugler runway) and Kim Kardashian, but also for the success he brought to the fashion house.

After Nicolas Ghesquière and Stefano Pilato‘s unceremonious departures from their respective design gigs, we’re a little curious to know why Formichetti would leave Mugler. Does he have bigger and better things in the works? Will he become a full-time fashion editor now? Was he fired? The 35-year-old only offered us a cryptic hint on Twitter yesterday, tweeting, “Big announcements coming this week!!”

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Lady Gaga, Tyra Banks And More Stars’ Body Image Quotes That Inspire Us To Stop The Self-Hatred (PHOTOS)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Let’s be real. We spend a lot of time critiquing ourselves and other women (read: celebrities). Whether it’s those under-eye circles staring back at us or that elusive “thigh gap,” self-loathing comes just as naturally as breathing.

In an effort to focus on the positive (and appreciate all of our quirky qualities), we’ve decided to turn to the wise words of those suffer from body image criticism the most. From Lady Gaga‘s instant insecurity fix to Tyra Banks‘ universal standard of beauty, click through the slideshow below to see what these stars and more had to say:

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Kevin Jennings, Pornography, And Innocence Lost

By Anthony ‘AC’ Castellitto

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These are dark times. The economy is in the tank, taxes are through the roof, radical Islam is alive and well, our government scoffs at scrutiny, and a majority of the country could care less. Despite all these sobering realities, what really keeps me awake at night are the various demonic forces that continue to infiltrate the hearts and souls of our greatest national treasure – our children.

I’d like to harken back to President Obama’s 2009 appointment of Kevin Jennings to the title of ‘safe school’ czar. Lets look at some of Mr. Jennings accomplishments prior to his appointment:

– When he worked as a teacher, Mr. Jennings failed to report his knowledge of a statutory rape that was revealed to him by a 15 year-old high school student. Not only did Mr. Jennings not report this information to the authorities, but he even encouraged the relationship and advised the boy to use a condom for any future relations with the man.

– As executive director of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) during the now infamous ‘Fistgate’ conference, Keynote Speaker Jennings expounded upon the technical details of various deviant acts to a roomful of children as young as 12 years old.

– These same children at the same conference were provided handouts as well as a ‘goody bag’ of sexually-oriented paraphernalia for their own private use.

– At another high school conference sponsored by the Jennings-led GLSEN, a hard-core gay pornogrophy manual known as the ‘Little Black Book’ was distributed among the youth in attendance.

It was reported that Mr. Jennings helped raise millions of dollars for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. After serving less than two contentious and highly scrutinized years in the position, in which he planned on implementing his radical ‘educational’ curriculum throughout the public school system nationwide, Jennings was forced to resign.

(See sources: WashingtonTimes.com and MassResistance.org for more details on the Kevin Jennings school czar controversy)

Of course, now we’re being told that President Obama is expected to call on Congress to pass a law respecting same-sex marriage. With all the problems facing our nation, many are left to wonder exactly where this President’s priorities lie. When will the traditional middle class family be worthy of some respect and consideration from this administration? It seems like all the attention and political muscle is getting behind the special interests of various radical fringe organizations.

The other related trend that has proved most troubling to me, and the many responsible adults throughout this nation, is the sexualization of our youth. Most of the problems related to youth sexualization can be directly attributed to the entertainment-based, sexually-desensitizing offerings of our current day. Whether it be pop stars that push the sexual boundaries (i.e. Lady Gaga) or television programs that promote non-traditional immorality as the new normal (i.e. “Modern Family” and “Glee”); children’s heads are being filled with sexually-charged images and attitudes that scream ‘Anything Goes!’

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LP Cover Art: Robert Penney Reimagines Modern Songs Via Vintage Vinyl Artwork (PHOTOS)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

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Vinyl records have certainly been making a comeback in recent years, with fans and musicians alike returning to the retro medium. But there’s still something special about the records of decades past, with their crinkled surface and brown-tinted paper inducing nostalgia in the heart of every music lover.

Graphic designer Robert Penney knows just what we’re talking about. The artist has taken modern songs by Lady Gaga and Interpol and turned them into vintage vinyl artworks. Adorned with faded designs and the signature 45 R.P.M marking, the reimagined records are convincing, aren’t they?

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Versace Fall 2013

By Justin Fenner

Donatella Versace is having fun with portmanteaus. Her Fall 2013 collection is named “VUNK” – a mashup of Versace and punk – because the offering imagines what punk clothes would look like if the cultural movement had only just begun today.

While the house claims that “there’s no reference to the past” in this offering, there are still a few sentimental nods to the style’s ’90s days. Some garments were cut from fabrics like PVC or plaid, and some of the dresses appeared to be held together with long steel nails that echoed the famous safety-pin dress that Elizabeth Hurley caused a scandal with in 1994. (Lady Gaga revived the look when she was photographed in the same dress just last year.)

Some of the models also wore nails as earrings, or collars with razor blades dangling from chains. But if her accessories were extreme, Versace achieved a sort of elegant restraint with many of the actual garments here. Even the dresses covered in holes exhibited a cleanliness of line that can be hard to accomplish with solid fabric, and a color palette of white, black, red, and yellow kept things simple and graphically bold. And her timing couldn’t be better. By the time these clothes are delivered to stores, the Met’s upcoming exhibit Punk: Chaos to Couture will surely have brought punk back into the fashion conversation.

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