Mantenna - Madonna Slams Lady Gaga

September 7, 2011
Madonna slams Lady Gaga, Yahoo!’s CEO is fired by phone, and Kelis starts a beef with Katy Perry…the Mantenna is once bitten, twice shy!

Madonna Slams Lady Gaga

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First it was hydrageneas, now Madonna is slamming Lady Gaga. Belgian magazine Le Soir claims the Material girl took a potshot at her pop heir apparent recently. She reportedly told the mag, “As for Lady Gaga, I have no comment to make about her obsessions having to do with me.” The 53-year-old also questioned Lady Gaga’s friendship, saying, “I don't know whether her behavior is rooted in something deep and meaningful, or superficial.” Ouch! Madonna's rep Liz Rosenberg quickly released a statement denying the charge, saying, “She didn’t diss Gaga.” Rosenberg continued, saying Madonna has said many complimentary things about the “Born This Way” singer and has always been “supportive.” The singer-turned-director is making headlines at the Venice Film Festival…but for all the wrong reasons. [Us Weekly]

Yahoo’s CEO Fired by Phone

Doom and gloom continues at Yahoo! after the troubled online media company fired its CEO Carol Bartz. She is the company’s third CEO in less than four years. The 63-year-old chief executive was unceremoniously dumped over the phone. Bartz confirmed her callous firing by sending a pithy email to employees, saying, “I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s chairman of the board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward.” Bartz took the reins of the online media company during a trying time. She was primarily charged with revitalizing sagging advertising revenue and increasing the company’s stagnant stock price. Analysts are now predicting the company will sell itself before another CEO is announced. [New York Times]

Kelis Starts a Beef with Katy Perry

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The beef is on, y’all. In a recent interview with the British newspaper Daily Star, Nas’ former lady Kelis had a few choice words for popper Katy Perry and her music. "Katy Perry is crap. It's just poor pop.” The “Milkshake” singer might be angry due to Katy’s recent dominance of the Billboard charts, but you never really know. “Her name might be on her stuff but that doesn't mean it's any good," Kelis went on. There has been no official response from Katy herself. Me-ow. [StarPulse]

Welsh Soccer Fan Beaten to Death

According to reports, 44-year-old Mike Dye was literally beaten to death following an attack by Welsh soccer fans outside Wembley stadium before the Euro Championship qualifier between Wales and England last evening. Apparently Dye was caught in the middle of a brawl fight with fans of arch-rivals Swansea City and suffered head trauma that eventually triggered a fatal heart attack after he arrived at the hospital. A fan stated: “It was a quick flare-up but one of the Cardiff fans ended up on the ground and then had a heart attack.” Six men were taken into custody following the incident. [Daily Mail]