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Bette Disses GaGa!

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Oh no! Two of our favorite ladies are at odds! What are we to do???

The uber-talented and epic diva Bette Midler told British magazine that she's unimpressed with the magic Lady GaGa creates.

To fair, she gives GaGalicous props for her "beautiful voice" and talented songwriting skills, but when she compares GaGa to her favorite artist, Grace Jones, Bette feels GaGa falls short. Bette was quoted as saying:

"She's a terrific player, has a beautiful voice and is a good songwriter. The stuff around her? Nah, not so much. I have my heroines and one of them is Grace Jones, and I don't think anyone could touch Grace."

Sure, okay, fine. Maybe she can, maybe she can't. Personally, we think you have to respect each of them for their own unique styles and bringing something different to art of music. Neither should be labeled better or worse than the other.


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87 comments to “Bette Disses GaGa!”

  1. 1

    1st commenttt

  2. 2

    You are that fat high school girl that greats beefs between your hot girl friends just so you can get attention by being the first to know… about the drama you made up. That's what you are, lol, I never saw it before until now.

  3. 3

    It's funny how you read "She's a terrific player, has a beautiful voice and is a good songwriter" as a disrespectful diss.

  4. 4

    Bette is like 200 years old and a has-been…What does she know

  5. 5

    Grace Jones sits upon a different level, one that Gaga could only dream to visit.

  6. 6

    Bette sounds like a cranky, bitter old New York Jew. I guarantee 20 yrs from now you will still hear Gaga's music. Bette sounds jealous of Gaga's career. At this point, Bette can only see hers 'From A Distance…'

  7. amish says – reply to this


    Ish so diplomatic. I miss the old Perez.

  8. MUNON says – reply to this


    Bette is 100% right!

  9. 9

    She's RIGHT GaGa does NOT create magic, she rehashes old 80s shit, copies or modifies Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons and tries to call it her own.

  10. 10

    Those of use that have been around long enough to see people like David Bowie and Grace Jones know that Gaga isn't as original as younger people might think. I'm with Bette on this one.

  11. 11

    I love Gaga, but quite a few people have noticed Gaga's style could be copying Grace Jones. I don't think Grace is too happy about it.

    I don't really care, though. I love Lady Gaga's unique style and songwriting.

  12. 12

    I agree with her 100%.
    Lmao respect both? Lololol you called Grace Jones a washed up diva trying to stay relevant. Now it's all about respect? I prefer you being a bully, you were at least a HONEST two faced hypocrite.

  13. 13

    Bette Midler is a sub par performer who has faked her way into a long, undeserved career in entertainment. She's a mediocre actress and an atrocious singer. She's gotten by more on chutzpah then actual talent.

  14. 14

    PS - no way in hell thats Better Midler in that pic… what the hell happened to her? she looks WAY different. that is NOT Winifred Sanderson. LOL

  15. GG78 says – reply to this


    Re: PalinsGaySon – Bette Midler is no has been. Check your facts.

  16. 16

    " Neither should be labeled better or worse than the other" isnt that what you ALWAYS do when it comes to gaga and any other artist?

  17. 17

    I never understood the whole Gaga/Grace Jones connection. Despite some similar outfits in which GaGa has shown up, their whole style, attitude, music, voices, & look couldn't be any more different.

  18. 18

    That has got to be the ugliest jewess on the planet. Damn.

  19. 19

    if it was anyone else you would chew their ass out

  20. 20

    Grace Jones does make GaGa look like lame high school schtick. Of course, the late, great Wendy O. Williams (of Plasmatics fame) made Grace Jones look the same.

  21. 21

    The only thing original about gaga is…hmmm…nope I cant think of anything.

  22. 22

    To me they are nothing the same. I love both ladies and don't find them similar in the least bit musically. Fashion wise? Well I don't care for fashion so doesn't bother me one way or another.

  23. 23

    Re: Brandon Hilton – She's 65 and looks better then you.

  24. 24

    Bette speaks for many of us, including me. Gaga's schtick is just that - a tired gimmick.

  25. 25

    You know, I always thought Bette Midler was a harpy who you'd feel obligated to like because you're gay but secretly not care about at all. Now, I think she's brilliant! She nailed it, Gags is technically talented but she's a living gimmick who tries to deny her own humanity and act with pope authority over her neurotic fanbase for dollar bill signs.

    I'm glad Bette has her guru already and doesn't give a shit.

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  27. 27

    Lady GaGa Good Singing Voice and it is distinct and catchy :)
    Song Writing Skills ~ Superb ~

    Reinventing Grace Jones and Madonna Wheels Hell to the Yeah she doing that TOO!!!!!!!!

  28. 28

    Bette Midler is a legend and I think she knows her divas when she sees them. I don't think this is a case of her comparing the two because there is no comparison to Grace. Grace is in a class of her own.Not everyone is going to feel the same way about Gaga as you do Perez. Maybe you can respect that? I love Gaga too, but dang…

  29. 29

    Wow…..if she was relevant maybe this would mean something

  30. @v@ says – reply to this


    She's not labelling one 'over' the other. She's stating who she clearly preferred; who one of her heroines is. Grace Jones in the day was seriously over the top great. You had to be there to absorb it, I think.

  31. 31

    I think you are full of shit and slipping on it, lol…

  32. 32

    the worm turns

    keep riding the wave honey it cant go forever

    the problem with gaga is shes one dimensional
    i read that she slept in a car park in a bus now why exactly would u do that when ur uber rich and already checked into the hotel

    is there a demented gene in her family or just total exhausted to get off the bus either way it spells doom

    find a new project for next year perezal xoxo

    ps i love bette …shes still beautiful and grace jones oozed spark gaga seems to just ooze ooze

  33. 33

    Frau Bertha Midler

  34. 34

    "Neither should be labeled better or worse than the other."

    OMFG! That is all YOU ever do! You are really over the edge now and turned into some really dumb hypocritical numbskull. I am totally fed up with your fickle, creepy, obnoxious and story-stealing, unoriginal ass.

    Oh, btw, where's your boy band?


  35. 35

    Gary Oldman as Dracula!

  36. 36

    WHAT A BITCH!!!,,

  37. 37

    She is right. I don't hate Gaga but without all of the spectacle and shock value it is doubtful whether or not she would be famous. I think of Gaga as something to look at but I have never stopped and though "Gee that Lady Gaga is so full of class and grace."

  38. 38

    ha ha ha …ya dilusional bag

  39. 39

    Re: GG78 – With a face like that of course she is

  40. adt says – reply to this


    Unique styles? Lady Gaga stole tons of shit from Grace Jones, and nothing Lady Gaga does can be considered "unique." Lady Gaga is a useless piece of shit with NO songwriting skills at all. I mean, "Telephone"? Really? Worst song of all time, possibly.

  41. 41

    Oh Perez, it's so sad that you have become a stan… You don;t even care about quality any more as long as Gaga's name is on the package.

  42. 42

    Neither should be labeled worse than the other? Does that mean you take back all the things you've said about Christina in Gaga's (dis)honor? Hypocrite!!!

  43. 43


  44. 44

    I agree 100% with Bette!!! Gaga SUCKS, and I have no clue what "magic" you're speaking of when it comes to her so-called "music"!!! Get off Gaga's dick, Mario, and start listening to REAL music!!!!!

  45. 45

    Ugh! I dislike Lady Gaga alot! I am not a hater. I have good reasons.
    Her flicking people off was a big no no for me.
    Her being egotastic and saying that her album was going to be the greatest album of the decade was a HUGE no no for me.
    Her wearing hideous customs just to generate attention and then claim that she was "born this way" when in fact in her old pics she used to wear abercrombie & fitch is also a huge no for me! She wasn't born this way.

  46. 46

    I think Grace Jones does the costumed look better than GaGa. And that is because of her build. Grace Jones always had a statuesque, exotic, amazonian physique. Whereas GaGa just looks like this gawky girl from Long Island drowning in those get ups. She just can't carry it off like Grace. Also, Grace Jones has AMAZING FACIAL STRUCTURE. That's a fact.

  47. 47

    Re: Jordan Laesch – YES!!!! Ahahaha comment of the year.

  48. 48

    Although I absolutely love Bette Midler and Grace Jones…I cant help but feel that they need to ease up a bit on the gaga situation. Although Gaga may not be thee most original pop star, she has re-introduced a younger generation to the powerful entertainers of the past. If any thing, her fans will appreciate the likes of David Bowie and Grace Jones because of her.
    P.S. music and fashion has not been original for the last 10 years.

  49. 49

    Grace Jones? Jesus! She had like one video from the 1970s that no one can remember much less hum or sing. Bette Midler is out of touch. That's all she's saying: "I'm incredibly out of touch. Leave me alone to my thoughts."

  50. 50

    Re: Ivybby – hhahahahaha RIGHTTTT!!!! check your contacts babygurl!

  51. 51

    "….own unique styles…" UM right, that dumb whore gaga ripped off grace jones' entire style. why can't you just admit it already? she did not struggle growing up and was not awkward, she was normal and went to some rich kid high school. it wasn't until she gained some fame that she began ripping off other people's styles while trying to pass them off as her own. if people like you would just fess up to that fact, perhaps people like me wouldn't detest her so much.

  52. 52

    I think its HIGH-larious that for months perez was going on and on about X-TINA was copying gaga, when the comparisons between miss "Bad Romance" and Gace Jones are way more obvious. And perez immediately tries to squash it. Typical haha

  53. 53

    Bette will always be one of my favorite performers, but Grace Jones and Lady Gaga aren't even in the same performance/musical genre. Totally apples and oranges. Lady Gaga has great pipes, songwriting skills, and her choreography improves in leaps and bounds. If you ever wonder whether she's 'for real', take a look at her accoustic performances.

    Sorry Bette, but you're off the mark here.

  54. 54

    Grace Jones has more talent in her little finger than Gaga could ever hope to have in her entire life.
    Team Bette.

  55. 55

    Bette is a legend. I'll go with what she says

  56. 56

    Team Midler!

  57. 57

    I think its so lame just because someone did something first others arent allowed to do it. Like that person OWNS the whole looks. Thats so ridiculous. Theres not much left to do. Everything is done one way or another. Stop hating

  58. 58

    Stop trying to stir up shit. Nowhere in that small quote did she diss GaGa. She just complimented her and said she likes Grace Jones.
    Last I checked that's called an opinion.
    If you're running out of stories to write then don't write anything, you're making yourself unlikable.

  59. 59

    Bette is right!

  60. china says – reply to this


    proof that old people don`t hear very good. what beautiful voice? and - come one - songwriting and caca? epic fail.

    thumbs up, though, bette: you definitely LOOK younger than caca.

  61. 61

    I know she's your "wifey" and stuff.
    But you have to stop exaggerating. She didn't "DISS" GaGa, she just isn't her heroine. What the hell dude.

    Also, Bette Midler is no has been. She's amazing people! I think GaGa is great, and I honestly can't say that I know tones about Grace Kelly, but I don't think that GaGa is as original as people put her out to be. Either way, this story is stupid.

  62. 62

    That's the problem, Mario. Before your precious attention whore lady gaggag did it, Grace Jones did it first and did it BETTER.

  63. 63

    "Neither should be labeled better or worse than the other"

    But you always compare people to Lady GaGa to make them look shit in comparison. What a douche

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  65. 65

    i wonder why you never hear what lady gaga thinks about perez hilton and his constant 'support' of her??
    gaga - whether you like it or not - has built an entire career around COPYING from the most successful pop stars of the past - including Grace Jones…. I am not sure that Gaga would even mind us all accepting that fact.
    perez hilton is like an over grown child who continues to 'bully' anyone that doesnt agree 100% with him on such 'important' issues as who your favorite pop star of the moment should be… and 'we' continue to give him the power to do that while cutting down anyone that he feels isnt deserving of our support… shame on us!
    i am still - and will continue to be - on team Madonna… Bette loves Grace, I love Madonna and Perez loves Gaga… can't we all just like who we like and MOVE ON???

  66. 66

    Lady GAGAG is a joke. Bette is right on with her statement. Can someone come up with something original? Todays music is so predictable. I think I will stick to my XM talk radio and my cd's.

  67. 67

    Re: Brandon Hilton – No shit! Seriously….WTF??? I thought it was a picture of Mrs. Doubtfire!

  68. 68

    GRACE JONES is the TITS! SHE did it ALL — FIRST.

  69. 69

    Re: Chasenip – We'll be hearing Gaga's music 20 years from now? Best joke I've heard all day.

  70. 70

    Re: MadonnaLive
    Madonna fans talking about originaity? That's funny. What would you know about originality? You post the same shit everyday.

  71. 71

    Bette and Grace are on a level that no way could Gaga ever get to!

  72. 72

    Wrong Perez! yet again. The whole point is that CaCa does NOT have a unique style. She's a copycat hack from people like Grace Jones. You go Bette, CaCa got served!

  73. 73

    I wouldn't call that a diss. She complimented her talent, but isn't crazy about everything else. I agree with Bette. Some of Gaga's outfits and theatrics are cool, but I think, often, she tries too hard.

  74. 74

    I think that was the point of her comment Perez ; that GaGa is not unique and does not bring anything new to art.

  75. 75

    Hey Perez….Canadian artist Jana Sterback called, she wants her meat dress back. After all, she did become famous for creating it what, in the early 90's. I fail to see the uniqueness in Gaga's style. She merely borrows from the great shock artists of eras past, Elton's eccentricity, Madonna's irreverancy and sexuality, The androgeny and glamour Bowie played with. Gaga's nothing but a shadow of the greats, and what's worse is that her music clashes with this bizare image she painstakingly applies toit's surface. fucking disco stick.

  76. 76

    Grace Jones . . . is she even around anymore? Syracuse, NY here . . . Graces home town. Haven't heard of her since the 1980's. And stop taking Bette's picture without makeup.

  77. 77

    except it isnt her unique style, it copies graces which is the point she was making

  78. 78

    GAGA writes her own music? yeah right, thats funny. she has a team of handlers to do everything. she comes out of a airport and her team dresses her up in a costume for a photo op, she does an interview and her team gives her a tea cup and writes a script for her.

  79. 79

    I don't see what she said as being a diss. I just don't understand the need to bring up Grace Jones. It's not like the two are in direct competition, and anyone who thinks GaGa "completely stole Grace's style" lacks some sort of imagination. Besides, Bette should be a little sensitive on the matter since she's been compared to Streisand since the beginning of her career.

  80. 80

    Re: Brandon Hilton – Even without the contacts you can't miss the failed photoshop attempt. Your music sucks by the way love. Oh, so hows the whole becoming a star thing coming along? Lawl

  81. 81

    Re: Ivybby
    How about you post your picture, love. Yeah..that's what I thought.

  82. 82

    Re: TwistinMySobriety – *yawn* No one likes an irrelevant mess kid. Take it easy.

  83. Heidi says – reply to this


    Gaga is anything but unique. She has ripped off more people than I care to count. She's a poser…nothing more.

  84. 84

    WTF are you saying Perez? Bette Midler shouldn't label one better than the other? That is all you do on this website. So only YOU can do it to all celebrities but when someone else does it and it's against Lady Gaga you condemn it. Do you think before you write?

  85. 85


  86. 86

    Grace Jones was amazing. I have gone and found her old records (and her new one) and they are on an entire different plain than Gaga's cliche pop hooks. Besides, Grace JOnes was the FIRST female songwriter (along with Debbie Harry of Blondie) to break the "mold" of women in music …what they could do and what they coud look like. Before it was all ugly hippie women songwriters or overstyled girl group Diana Ross crap. Grace Jones fused the art and fashion worlds with music.

  87. 87

    Re: JackTheRipper – Two word for you…Patti Smith. Now SHE broke the mold for women.