The fishy feud between Katy Perry and Lady Gaga over who wears a mermaid outfit best and who ultimately, is the power music diva of this generation has opened up on a new front: Bette Midler.
The Divine Miss M has made it clear there can be only one mermaid in a wheelchair, her! Joining in on the commotion Bette Midler tweeted “I’m not sure @ladygaga knows that I’ve performed my mermaid in a wheelchair for millions of people – and many of them are still alive.” Did Bette Midler just threaten Lady Gaga’s fans?
Put away your scaling knives ladies. Don’t worry Gaga, we got your back. What Bette Midler doesn’t want you to know is that the whole mermaid in a wheelchair bit originates from a show that Jackie Curtis, one of Andy Warhol’s drag queen superstars, put on in 1971. According to the book Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis, Bette saw trans actress Candy Darling on stage in a mermaid outfit in a wheelchair and then, the next year, Bette was wheeling herself around stage with a big shit-eating fin;)
Join us as we fill you in on all fishy goodness.
The final Harry Potter film opens, raking in almost half a billion dollars, breaking all financial records for a movie’s opening weekend.
Is the fad of planking, taking photos of yourself face down in a plank position over? Rapper Xzibit says planking is racist and not funny. What does he think of the new trend, Owling, which involves taking photos of yourself squatting in perched position?
And San Diego’s Pride Parade had a record number of active military servicemen and women marching- with an estimated 350 soldiers showing up to celebrate.
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Craig B. Highberger – Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis: Amazon
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