Tattle: Lady Gaga: A best-dressed and 13 MTV noms

Eminem (left) leads all male artists with eight VMA nods.
Eminem (left) leads all male artists with eight VMA nods.
Posted: August 04, 2010

TATTLE DOESN'T know squat about fashion, except that those runway clothes are too pricey and the models are too skinny.

Vanity Fair, however, takes couture seriously and has once again come out with its International Best-Dressed List. It's a potpourri of designs and designers.

The most offbeat choices on the annual list are in the "originals" category, which includes cover girl Lady Gaga, John Galliano and Helena Bonham Carter.

Gaga channels the "Dada Catholic girl" in the spirit of Gypsy Rose Lee and Rosie, the Jetson's robot maid, VF says, while Bonham Carter, who says her favorite items of clothing are her "bloomers," is inspired by Vivienne Westwood and Marie Antoinette, before she lost her head.

On second thought, maybe after.

Galliano finds his role model in Oliver Twist, and his favorite shoes are his "lucky biker boots."

First lady Michelle Obama makes the list for the fourth consecutive year, and VF notes that she has practically single-handedly revived arms (the second Obama involved in an arms build-up), belts, cardigans, shifts, high hair and kitten-heel pumps.

France's Dior-wearing, folk-singing first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy appears for a third time. British first lady Samantha Cameron is a newbie, with the mag pointing to her wardrobe full of brooches, bib necklaces and the labels Phillip Lim and Erdem.

Another Brit, David Beckham, was chosen for the Hall of Fame.

Fashion industry folks Tory Burch; Elber Albaz, of Lanvin; Georgina Chapman, of Marchesa; Stacey Bendet Eisner, of Alice & Olivia; and Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive all made the cut, as well as Ralph Lauren's three adult children, David, Dylan and Andrew. Stylish royals include Princess Mary of Denmark and hall of famer Germany's Princess Mafalda of Hesse.

Germany has a princess? Goodbye, Prince Charming; hello, Prince Practical.

Diane Kruger, Carey Mulligan, Javier Bardem, Martin Scorsese, Alec Baldwin, Pharrell Williams, siblings Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, and couple Ed Burns and Christy Turlington provide the well-dressed star wattage.

MTV's still relevant awards?

Billboard.com reports that Vanity Fair fashionista Lady Gaga has earned a record-breaking 13 MTV VMA nominations. Her "Bad Romance" video is up for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video, among other categories.

Does MTV even show videos anymore?

Isn't this like GM giving out awards for horse and buggies?

"I'm so honored for all the little monsters and self-professed freaks of the universe, to have more VMA nominations in a single year than any artist in MTV history," said Gaga in a statement. "Ironically, I'm even more proud it's an unlucky number: 13.

"A long time ago the world told me and my little monsters we would never be heard; together we changed the rules," Gaga continued. "God put me on Earth for 3 reasons: To make loud music, gay videos, and cause a damn ruckus. Thank You MTV!"

Eminem leads all male artists with eight VMA nods - including Video of the Year and Best Male Video - for his "Not Afraid" visual. "Apparently MTV doesn't care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMA's. F me, right?!?!," Eminem said. "I mean, I'll be there but don't expect me to be nice about it."

The 2010 VMAs will air live from L.A.'s Nokia Theater on Sept. 12. Voting takes place at vma.mtv.com.

Tattbits

* A new Michael Jackson album is expected by the end of the year, culled from unreleased material. But MJ collaborator and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am isn't happy about it.

"I don't think that should ever come out. That's bad," he said. "He was a perfectionist and he wouldn't have wanted it that way. How you gonna release Michael Jackson when Michael Jackson ain't here to bless it?"

When asked about the high demand for any new Jackson music, will.i.am replied: "So what? You don't disrespect someone when they're gone. . . . How much can you suck from his energy? . . . Freaking parasites!"

* Today's celebrity bio du jour comes from Kate Jackson.

Gallery Books said yesterday that the star of "Charlie's Angels" and "The Rookies" will look back on her acting career, surviving breast cancer and adopting a boy.

The untitled book is scheduled for June 2011.

* "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," is scheduled for release Nov. 16, 2012, Summit Entertainment announced yesterday. The first half is coming out Nov. 18, 2011.

Bill Condon is set to direct both movies, based on the fourth and final book in Stephanie Meyer's series about vampires, werewolves and the teenage girl caught in between them. Stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are all set to return. Production is scheduled to begin this fall.

* "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest says it could be weeks before the show's new karaoke critics are in place.

Maybe Fox and the "Idol" producers could create a show to pick new judges. Each week, Ryan could give the survivors a rose.

* Paramount Pictures, MTV Films and Justin Bieber's record label, Island Def Jam, say that the ubiquitous pop star will appear in a feature film about his life and career.

Justin will also produce the film, with mentor Usher, manager Scooter Braun and Island Def Jam chairman LA Reid.

The yet-to-be-titled movie is set for release on "Valentine's weekend" of 2011.

Tattle now knows where we're going to be Valentine's weekend: Nowhere near a movie theater.

Daily News wire services contributed to this report.

E-mail gensleh@phillynews.com.

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