Monday, September 13, 2010
Ralph LauREN, Lady gaGA, and the VMAs
Nobody knows how to pronounce their names.
Last night, while winding down, I turned on the telly and was swept up by the opening of the second showing of the Video Music Awards. I was grateful to have heard Chelsea Handler introduced, because I could easily have mistaken her for Kate - Eight.
But that was the least of my consternation. Throughout the 20-or-so minutes that I watched, Lady Gaga's name was inconsistently pronounced. And it was pronounced frequently, as she was referenced in Ms. Handler's opening remarks, in the first award category, and again, as she won the first award.
So, Little Monsters, especially those who have seen the Lady in concert, is it . . .
I would like to put a halt to this Ralph lauRENification of Lady G, if necessary.
And by the way, she did look smashing in her Bedlingtons!