“A source” says Gaga’s new dude Taylor Kinney is not too stoked on her inability to separate her real, everyday self from the character she plays. “Gaga started living and breathing her character 24/7 because she felt her fans wanted that,” said the source. This hews pretty closely to the gripes voiced by Gaga herself (dressed in drag as Jo Calderone) at the VMAs this past fall: “I want her to be real, but she says Jo, I’m not real. I’m theater! And you and I…this is just rehearsal.”
I can see how this would be annoying for someone who cares not just about the made-up character...
TV ratings for the BRIT Awards, which included performances from Robbie Williams, Kasabian and Lady Gaga as well as a duet from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, peaked at 6.3 million viewers.
The live U.K. broadcast on ITV1 last night (Feb. 16) averaged 5.8 million viewers, earning a 21.9% audience share between 8pm and 10pm. It was hosted by comedian Peter Kay.
Ratings for the BRITs, organized by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, were up on the 5.2 million audience for the 2009 show. The 2008 edition, hosted by the Osbournes, averaged 6.1 million.