«Non mi interessa quanto successo possa avere, ma ricordo sempre che la mia famiglia è emigrata da questo Paese. Mia nonna vendeva vestiti per pochi spiccioli e mio nonno era un ciabattino. In fondo sono una ragazza italoamericana».   Lady Gaga sceglie il momento più intimo dello show, quello in cui è sola al pianoforte, per ricordarsi delle...

By John Carucci   A star-studded guest list that included John Travolta, Bruce Willis and Lady Gaga helped celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th birthday on Wednesday. "This particular day is the best moment in my life. The whole day has been magical. The whole world is showing up for me and wishing me well on my 90th birthday, and I can't be more b...

Tony Bennett isn't impressed with the music of the moment. "The new songs that are on the charts right now, they won't last," he tells the Daily News. "Today, it's all about making the big buck, to be heard on the radio, to sell a million records. And then it's forgotten."   Those may sound like the words of a classic grump, consigned to th...

by Matthew Scott Donnelly   The specials this week at Joanne Trattoria, a New York City restaurant owned by Lady Gaga's father, Joe Germanotta? A traditional spaghetti and meatball dinner, herb roasted chicken and marriaaaaaaaaaaaage! This morning (November 30), Lady Gaga shared a video of YouTubing duo WhenSheMetShe (better known as Al...

Lady Gaga has become a godmother. The 'Applause' hitmaker was named as one of the three godparents - an individual chosen to take an interest in the spiritual welfare of a child - of her friends' Brian and Angie's little daughter Sistilia.   Taking to her Instagram account on Monday (07.25..16), she uploaded a photograph of her holding...

by Fan Zhong   As New York style icons go, Cyndi Lauper ranks way up there. So it made sense for Barneys New York to cast her as one of the stylish personalities in its new "Our Town" campaign shot by Bruce Weber. (Lady Gaga and the downtown party promoter Ladyfag are among the others.)   A native of Queens, Lauper mourns the loss of...

by Jack Silverman   Waching Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's electric performance on The Colbert Report last week, a couple of things stood out. First, whether she's delivering a synth-pop megahit to a 20,000-strong arena crowd or a jazz standard to a small studio audience, Gaga is a phenomenal singer.   Second, despite being 88 years old...

On paper, they're an admittedly odd couple: Tony Bennett, the legendary jazz and pop singer, and Lady Gaga, the quirky queen of modern rock and outré fashions. He's 88 years old, she's 28. Tony strolls on stage in a dapper tuxedo, she's shown up before in a dress made of meat.   But then there are the things they have in common: Big, powerho...

by Roz Rogoff   I was at Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's show at the Concord Pavilion last night. I was so impressed with their performance on the PBS special I bought tickets to the local show as soon as they went on sale. Despite the article in Wikipedia, the price was nowhere near $239 in Concord.   Tony Bennett is better than ever no...

Lady Gaga is keeping the mic aside to help her father, Joe Germanotta, with the release of an Italian cookbook. The book will be titled Joanne Trattoria Cookbook: Classic Recipes and Scenes from an Italian American Restaurant, and is inspired by the 30-year-old singer's family restaurant in New York. The book is named after the "Bad Romance" hitmak...