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Donny Osmond's On GaGa's Case Again

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Donny Calls GaGa Cheap

Donny Osmond has never supported GaGa's conduct. That's no secret, especially after the video for Telephone came out!

Now, he's being vocal about it again. He does, however, try and explain that he thinks she's super talented as an artist, writer, and marketer, attempting to soften the blow that the way she's grabbing attention is "cheap."

"First of all just let me make the statement: I think Lady Gaga is brilliant as a marketer, as a writer, as an artist — she is Madonna incarnated in my opinion. But I don't agree with a lot of the shock elements nowadays a lot of artists take to get their face on the cover, to get on the charts. In my opinion it is a cheap way to become popular. But I do think she's a very talented woman."

We suppose that you can both think something is brilliant but disagree with it at the same time, so we'll let that slide.

BUT, we do think that regardless of how someone becomes popular (as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else), it's all about what they do with that popularity after the fact. Do they just continue on the same path, or do they use it to grow and have a voice?

If you look at it that way, we'd say that "cheap" or not, that's a pretty insignificant piece of the puzzle when the talent is there to carry the artist on in the right directions. Agreed??

Do U think Donny is right?

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79 comments to “Donny Osmond's On GaGa's Case Again”

  1. M: says – reply to this


    she is ot the incarnation of madonna dear.shes the copy.the original madonna is here …. and shes the only one. and LG is fake.madonna is never fake like it or not she always say what she thinks….. gaga sucks she has no talent.

  2. 2

    I agree when he says she is an incredible talented woman.

  3. 3

    I think he's very, very correct. I used to adore Gaga because she is, without a doubt, talented. However over the years i've grown more and more sick of what a blatant marketing creation she is. I mean, just look at early videos and music from her before the big record company got a hold of her and that becomes BLATANTLY obvious.

  4. 4

    i hate lady gaga. someone please look at pictures of her before she became famous haha… its all an act. and she has to be this over the top cause it makes up for her lack of talent. im sorry but any pop singer could have sang her songs and sounded as good if not better. oh and shes hideous.

  5. 5

    You can't wear ingenuity. She's a talented musician but obviously trying too hard to be conceptual. It just comes across as looking like rubbish. If she was doing it right, she wouldn't have to explain or defend her image, the message would reveal itself. Osmond had it right when he said it's a cheap way… GaGa stop trying to be an 'artist' (AKA someone else's bukkake canvas) and just do your music. It would probably open up the fan base and not alienate the people who 'don't get it'.

  6. buck says – reply to this


    Now that is a thoughtful, respectful comment, either that or i guess he could have dumped a box of glitter on GaGa.

  7. 7

    "BUT, we do think that regardless of how someone becomes popular (as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else), it's all about what they do with that popularity after the fact."
    So, Mario, what do you think about people who became popular by hurting other people, like YOURSELF? It was only when people starting to see the total hypocrisy of "Perez Hilton" and you started to lose money did you have an "epiphany" and decide to change. And by change I mean change you website into a Gaghag fan site because at least 50% of your celebrity posts are about Gaghag. What are you going to do when people realize how much of a fraud she really is?

  8. 8

    I am a fan of gaga's music but not her style..its become a little too over the top and she seems quite fake. On the other hand…Donny is so, so boring

  9. 9

    By the way, Donny is 100% correct.

  10. 10

    Re: M: – I agree 1000%.

  11. Waboo says – reply to this


    I hate people with a "holier than thou" attitude. It's unneccesary. And stop trying to make yourself relevant again through people that are still relevant. She does try too hard with all the crazy crap, but I don't understand why every single has-been celebrity has to comment on it, though. Screams jealousy.

  12. 12

    GaGa is not only an inspiration to millions of fans but she is a highly talented artist AND preformer. She is an absolutly wonderful person and has acomplished so much already. In no way is she cheap or fake and some people may not understand her music or like it but its obvious that they have never felt out of place or like they dont belong. She helps everyone to feel like they have a place and nomatter your looks, age, race, sexual orientation or beliefs your all little monsters and are there for eachother. GaGa unites hundreds of people who have nothing but everything in common. Some people just cant see that because they never gave her a chance. She IS and FOREVER WILL BE. Lady GaGa aka Mother Monster. And the little Monsters will ALWAYS support her and fellow monsters!

  13. 13

    I agree with Donny Osmond wholeheartedly (that's a sentence I never thought I'd ever write). While LG's songs are catchy, especially the earlier ones, they're all overshadowed by her obnoxious and pretentious ways. She should tell Perez to stop posting about her because he's actually doing her PR campaign a disservice by making us all hate her.

  14. jshum says – reply to this


    I'm sick of GagGag! All of her songs sound like Madonna's. I don't get how the public and publishers take her at being some sort of genius in the arts.

  15. 15

    totally agree with Donny…Gaga is a Madonna wannabe…her talent is beginning to take a backseat to increasingly bizarre and boring image

  16. 16

    I disagree about the Madonna thing. She is not, nor ever will be Madonna. I do agree with everything else though. I like Gaga's music, but her antics are what make me not like her as a person. She could've totally gotten popular just on her music alone. I think everyone is pretty much sick of the way she tries to get attention. You're not shocking anymore, Gaga. What would really shock people, is if you actually dressed normal. You know, like you did right before you became famous.

  17. 17

    Re: shboogies – agreed. I'm ashamed that I spent hard earned money on the fame and the fame monster. eh, lesson learned…………

  18. 18

    He's right on the money.

  19. 19

    Once again you fail to be able to see clearly when it is someone you idolize. How exactly has she "grown"? I agree she is talented, but she continues to hide behind crazier and crazier barely there costuming - she is a performance artist, massively marketed VERY VERY well. She is a genious at that. If she had "grown" she would not need all that hype to perform. She could go onstage like someone you would meet on the street and still wowo her fans if that were the case. She is a part of the "new" pop artists who think they have to be shocking or near naked when they perform to be good - like you other idol Rihanna - who is also classless. Your adoration is based on people who are vocal for the LBGTL community and you cannot see the chinks in their armor. Again - you are incapable of being impartial.

  20. 20

    Donny hit it on the nose. The truth hurts doesn't it Perez?

  21. 21

    Re: ChicGirl1 – You say she unites people and yet she encourages her fans to create a 'race within the human race'… um that is conflicting. I'm not gay but I can see how pushing gay/lesbian/transgender into a sub-culture keeps them in the sub-class that they have been trying to get out of for centuries - and that infuriates me. She's a problem to the cause and she needs to STFU before trying to play little miss philanthropist because all she's doing is contradicting herself. Stick to music, babe.

  22. 22

    Donny is irrelevant.

  23. 23

    Re: eilliM – Well said.

  24. 24

    He's right for the most part. But comparing her to Madonna has shown to be untrue. She's the new Cyndi Lauper actually.

  25. 25

    Gaga's made her bed and is lying in it, I personally think she has boxed herself into a stereotype, and has to make everything uber serious now. Nothing is about enjoyment, it all has to be for a cause, or agenda. Don't get me wrong, the cause of inclusion and acceptance is a beautiful thing, but an artist being trapped by a persona can be very stifling. Britney, Madonna, B2M and Gaga, all people trapped by what made them successful - never ever to be respected for who they are, only what they presented or who they "were". Songs of theirs are extremely catchy, fun - but not sure her or their music will stand the test of time. Perpetually stuck trying to regain that one moment in time when they were original and relevant.

  26. 26

    I completely agree with Donny. Gaga is no doubt a brilliant marketer and artist, but the content of most of her songs, all of her videos and her tour is vulgar, obscene, violent and crude. This, I assume, is for shock value, but it has become unwatchable over and over and over again. Once you have hit this level, where do you go from here to get someone's attention? Murder children on screen? Or at least fake it? Every artist could really take it down a notch or two-this world is bad enough as it is without reinacting every crude, violent, sexual act that exists just for "artistic" purposes.

  27. 27

    I couldn't agree more with him regarding a cheap part. It may not be cheap in money, but it's morally cheap. As for being a talented artist, bahahahahahaha. She's a talentless hack. The only reason why she's famous is due to the aforementioned cheap tactics. Your precious GagGag uses you and your community Mario and you're eating right out of her hand. It's really very sad to observe.

  28. 28

    People said this about Elton John at one point. Relax Donny.

  29. 29

    She hurt many people, just ask Lina Morgana. Not she mention she hurts my eyes every time I see her.

  30. 30

    Her first album was AWESOME but then she took herself too far. She thought way too much of herself and started acting as if she was an icon way before she was due. The marketing, the antics, and sadly, YOU, Perez, have made people sick of her. "Mother Monster"? Come on! She's not a god. And the over-hype of this new album totally killed it because people were expecting way too much. The true "greats" of music didn't and don't act like they're icons before they're second album is even released.

  31. 31

    Jesus Christ I'm agreeing with Donnie Osmond, the world truly is ending Saturday.

  32. 32

    I love Gaga (circa fame monster). All of your posts about her have become annoying and so has she.

  33. 33

    I agree with him. The way Gaga tries to get attention these days just irritates me. Over her.

  34. 34

    Clearly, he hit it right on the head.

  35. 35

    Donny used the "squeaky clean" image to further his career. Talk about corny.

  36. Otter says – reply to this


    Perez — first all your site enhancements are fucked up. Second, what is your real occupation — Lady Ga Ga's fluffer? I really like Lady Ga Ga, but your constant fist up her ass is making me think again. The constant reference to "we." Are you her mouthpiece? What Donny said was pretty mild. He actually compliments her in many ways. Shut the fuck up Perez.

  37. 37

    Mario - really…it's ok for someone to have an opinion of Lday DoucheDouche that doesn't coincide with your own asskissing one. He gives her more credit than I can.

  38. 38

    The clown Gaga shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence as Madonna. That's just dumb. Donny Osmond is a moron BTW.

  39. Fabu says – reply to this


    I actually agree with Donny.

  40. 40

    I totally agree with Donny!!

  41. 41

    TEAM DONNY! He's just saying what most of us say on a daily basis on every single GaGa post.

  42. 42

    he is a 100 % right!!

  43. 43

    He's just pissed that she mocks his fake god.

  44. 44

    Re: Ripp52 – Yeah, but Elton's music was so much better.

  45. 45

    There's no doubt that she's vocally talented and a great performer. But I do agree with what Donny says about her way of gaining publicity. She strikes me as an "attention whore" with all the crazy stuff she does/wears for the photographers. The things celebrities do in the beginning of their careers to get exposed is insane. Once they peak, they hate the limelight (eg: Britney Spears). It's a vicious cycle. With that being said, I think there is less tacky ways of gaining exposure as an artist. She's creative with her music, but she needs to tone down on the shock factor in front of the papparazzi. It's not necessary, especially if you're the real deal. We all know she can actually sing so there's no need for her to out-do herself.

  46. 46

    I would like to know what would happen if "WE" did not let that slide!!!

  47. 47

    I agree completely with Donny. Everything GaGa does is for "shock-value", and that takes away the fact that she's talented. In fact, the amount of ridiculous things she comes out with now is getting beyond tiresome and incredibly boring.

  48. 48

    Spot on.. sorry to her devoted fans but Born this way, is a complete ripoff of songs from the 90s and 80s.. not to mention her constant look and videos and tour were just madonna Madonna Madonna.. and Perez stfu.. you saying it's okay to be fake to get to the top as long as you do things for the community afterward? WTF message is that? She and others should earn they're way to the top by being themsleves.. not shock value or stealing from other artists to get the top.. BULLSHIT! >:{

  49. 49

    I do not agree 100% because kaka is NOT talented at all. But the cheap part OMG she is disgusting… She is such a fame whore that she is attached to Zynga and invaded FARMVILLE!!! are you serious? how cheap is that!

  50. 50

    fame got to her, plain and simple…

  51. 51

    So, glad to see that others agree with me. I thought I was in the minority…she drives me nuts. I can't stand all the BS around her. The whole egg thing about did me in. She needs to take it down a notch. Shouldn't it be about the music and not so much about her? I agree Perez posts way too much about her. I don't even read those posts…just move along Gaga, we are over you.

  52. 52

    Why does he think his opinion matters?

  53. 53

    I am not a fan of Donny but I do like Marie's singing. Donny TRIED to make it on his own. FAILED in the US. Did ok overseas. Donny teams up with MARIE for Vegas show for a few wks and became a hit that's lasted for 3 yrs. Marie is Donny's good luck charm. I paid to see their show in Vegas BECAUSE Marie was in it. It was a cute show but Marie's solos were the best parts. FYI. Marie has a gay daughter, loves her dearly, and does not make statements knocking anyone.

  54. 54

    Lady GaGa has talent BUT the raw meat dress grossed me out. GERMS!!!! I would be afraid to attend her concerts as she might scare the hell out of me. I do love her song, "Born this Way"

  55. 55

    It's so sad that so many people just hate, instead of looking at her and realizing that anything is possible. I think most people are just baffled by her nerve and her imagination. So they dismiss her based on their own tiny, restricted little world. I'm not really a fan, but I think she's kind of amazing.

  56. 56

    Lady Gaga's art is genuine without an intent to shock, by her very nature Lady GaGa is shocking with her truth in a palpably honest way.

  57. 57

    Most of you haters don't "get" Gaga….it is like your brain just wants to criticize or be judgemental of things you do not understand….which is a defense mechanism…You can have your opinion, but most of you say things that clearly give evidence to just not getting her "act", her art, her vision…she IS provocative and she is avant garde….most people are threatened by that and misunderstand….She is great and she goes way beyond any pop star in our life time….so just MOVE ON….You people OBSSESS with your negativity towards GAGA….Millions love her, so who needs you and your simple minds….go back to vanilla Bieber, poor Britney, Katy Perry or any other bland pop act….GAGA is different and is a pop star on an ENTIRELY different LEVEL.

  58. 58

    Re: M: – Madonna NEVER fake? Oh come on…you are so blind due to your obsession over Madoona….Gaga is no incarnation of Madonna..since last I saw- Madonna can't play the piano worth a damn, play electric keyboard worth a damn, cannot sing worth a damn and her choreography looks like Mickey Mouse Club compared to Gaga….Madonna's stage-nothing compared to Gaga….Her costumes-nothing like Gaga…Now then how ’bout the multi-media domination with Gaga? Madonna, again cannot hold a candle….I was a fan of Madonna, however Gaga has her in spades "M"….Don't hate- JUST ACCEPT….change is good and STOP LIVING IN THE PAST.

  59. 59

    I actually like Gaga after the first album, before I realized she was just ripping Madonna -

    Paparazzi sounds like Papa Don't Preach
    Born This Way - Total rip from Express Yourself
    Alejandro - Total rip from La Isla Bonita
    Bad Romance sounds a little like "Burning Up" to me (the verses anyway).

    The way she shouts and screams at her concerts and even speaks with a gay entourage following behind her, is all a blatant rip from Madonna.. Almost like she studied her through and through…

    Hard for me to like are respect her… I grew up with Madonna.. Anyone over 30 knows this has all been done before and much better the first time around. Why can't she do it in a unique way.. Lacks major confidence to rip off another artist

  60. 60

    Re: vanhelsingbride 2 – I triple agree!

  61. 61

    Re: sanfran1 – Everything she's done has already been done by the artists who inspired her. You can't call steaming compost 'innovation'. Sorry. I wouldn't harp on it so much but she's delusional if she wants to try to be a people's hero when she obviously has a lot of growing up to do. Telling kids to disengage and 'escape' from society is not healthy. Reinforcing the gay sub-culture is not going to bring understanding to public opinion - it will do the OPPOSITE. She needs to stick to music. I don't care if she takes a shit in her pantyhose, throws it on stage, and calls it 'art' - I just wish she would stop trying so goddamned hard to relate to kids.

  62. 62

    Re: jesyrene – Couldn't agree more! Btw, how many Madonnas do we need? There is one and only original whoever came up with whatever it was first - leave it at that! It's like be original or just f*** off and quite with the damn copying!!

  63. 63

    Re: sanfran1 – "hater" is sucha over used word here that soesn't apply because it is just people's oppinions for the most part..

  64. 64

    Re: sanfran1 – "hater" is sucha over used word here that doesn't apply because it is just people's oppinions for the most part..

  65. 65

    Re: J-Doll – So true! Everything is so 'epic' 'hater' - my what a limited vocabulary we have…

  66. 66

    Re: sanfran1 – "Most people are threatened by Gaga"? Please honey. She is a shell of what she used to be. She hides behind her costumes, hoping that she will stay relevant. She had everything going for her until she turned to drugs and this over-marketed self. I've tried to understand her and she really makes no sense. She uses big words and weird behavior to hide the real self. She claims for everyone to love who they were born as yet she doesnt even have the name that she was born as. She says she cares so much for the fans but I am sure you are one of many that preordered her cd and already listened to about half of it. So much for the "little monsters". She only cares about the money.

  67. 67

    This is from his and Marie's Piers Morgan interview the other night. Why don't you credit the source. Do you just go around watching interviews conducted by others and pluck out quotes to make a news story?

  68. @v@ says – reply to this


    Donny has always entertained in a wholesome manner, as the entire Osmond family wished to entertain families and came from a family perspective. They also came up in a time when Gaga would have been censured on mainstream t.v. This has won him respect and lifetime fans from that era, and has picked up more fans as he moved in and out of the entertainment limelight. From his perspective, and I would presume he is old school, I can see how he can say that; and he is certainly most qualified to his viewpoint. She can be shocking, and shocking sells, plus opens doors to do philanthropic work. She has to own it all if she puts it out there.

  69. china says – reply to this


    lol, tranny caca is a good writer, that`s rich.
    the ugly bitch is known for the worst lyrics ever.
    but he`s dead on with the "cheap" part. i think he tried to gloss over his opinion with fake compliments, clearly the madonna-part is made up to point out that there might be irony…

  70. 70

    Donny Osmond could not possibly be more correct.

  71. 71

    Ugh. I guess he doesn't get it… I don't see it so much as shocking to shock. I think what she's doing is very arty and metaphorical. She gets her message across in very unique way and i effin love it!

  72. 72

    He has a right to express his opinion. Get over it!

  73. 73

    Re: shboogies – i was going to say what u just said, so thank you. i will add that i think many people are becoming increasingly aware of gagas "marketing" and shall i say, fakeness. she has become very transparent. i was a fan but she has slowely made me tired of her with her obviouse attempts at shock value. what really pushed me was her blatant rip off of madonnas express yourself when she (gaga) came out with born this way (the song). i think donny is very correct.

  74. 74

    i actually dont agree that she's talented…but yes, she throws herself out there very cheaply.

  75. 75

    Re: sanfran1 – you must be very young to NOT realize all the people that gaga is ripping off. google dale bozzio and u will see where gaga is getting her ideas for dress. and of course u cant deny all the blatant rip offs she has done to madonna. there is a thin line between homage and rip off and born this way IS a rip off of express yourself, not a homage. dont have the space to show u more examples of gagas ripping off here. thing is gaga IS talented. she can write and sing but she needs to take her own advice and be herself and not rip so many people off. plus it would help if she didnt take herself so seriously. only the simple minded are fooled by her while young people simply dont know any better.

  76. 76

    One of the commenters mentioned Lina Morgana, so naturally I Googled her and her relationship to Lady Gaga…wow, CREEPY! Where was this posted on Perez Hilton? Innnnneresting…and still creepy. Also creepy is that everyone involved declined to comment.

  77. 77

    Totally agree with Donny. And he said it respectfully, which is rare these days. It's like so many celebrities are no longer content with being famous, they have to be infamous, particularly the reality stars and wannabes. They have to be SO out there to get attention, that it's just annoying for the rest of us.

  78. 78

    all i remember of the osmonds was their teeth..donny had a sweet face paper rosesssss

    i like some of gagas songs i avoid actually looking at anything she does so im actually a true fan of her actual voice ..some of the songs suck big time eg born this way sucks bad .. but her other ones arnt bad.

    if u look at elton he used to wear some bizaar outfits queen and kiss but they kind of stuc to one thing gaga changes all the time maybe too much shes a chameleon i think the girl under all this is actually a nice person or perez wouldnt like her as much as he does but yes maybe some of the hype gets a bit too weird but what does it matter as long as noone gets hurt..i still say shes a fop but shes made a career of being a fop
    (i bet u still didnt look up the meaning)

    means one who tries too hard and end up looking ridiculous opposite of a dandy. but shes made the ridiculous fashionable .. i give her credit for being a crazy hard worker ..but i give perez credit for her marketing fame.

  79. 79

    Hold Up! Donny Osmond, who has been on QVC & HSN alot of times is calling Gaga cheap? Pot calling the kettle black Mr. Good Mormon.