Is there a royal lady hidden behind the poker face?
Believe it or not folks, one is sometimes just as susceptible to the psychological trap of emotional investment as anyone. One must confess, exposing the host actor hidden behind the public facade of this particular pop princess was somewhat painful – in that one actually enjoys some of her more infectious pop music selections. Nonetheless, one must dare to venture wherever the path of truth may happen to lead, and on this occasion, one shall examine the career of the pop star known to millions of fans as ‘Lady Gaga’.
Once again folks, the biography of this pop music star claims she was ‘discovered’ by music industry titan LA Reid. And how did Reid come upon this future jewel of pop music glory? Well, one account (Reid has changed his story many times over the passage of years, most recently on the Ellen Degeneres show) claims Stephanie Germanotta – as she was alleged to have been known then – was working as a secretary in Reid’s office, when he happened to hear this obscure industry employee warbling along with some ditty or other on the office radio.
Oh, how the public continues to truly relish these sort of romantic Cinderella stories, no?
Before too long, Reid felt compelled to offer the young Stefani a recording contract and America appeared to finally possess an heir apparent to the pop music throne long occupied by the likes of Madonna and Britney Spears. But, there soon developed a problem for Reid, in that after allegedly hearing Germanotta’s demonstration tape, he decided to forego exercising the option on the contract. Reid now claims – in retrospect – he regrets having done so. And, as one shall soon observe, the dubious biography of one ‘Stefani Germanotta’ (that pseudonym represents a huge clue as to the identity of Gaga’s host actor) is a complete and utter hoax. Continue reading “Unholy trinity: Sex, drugs, and rock and roll (Part IV)”