Madonna and Gaga stage fight on TV
Madonna and Lady Gaga stunned America on Saturday night by staging a catfight on live TV.
The two pop divas performed a synchronised dance-off, dressed in matching black lingerie and knee-high boots, as part of a comedy skit on Saturday Night Live, which was called to a halt when Madonna started pulling Gaga’s wig and throttling her, yelling, “What the hell is a disco stick?” – referring to the younger star’s hit.
The feuding pair was separated by the host of fictitious MTV show Deep House Dish, but a comedy war of words ensued as Gaga, the show’s musical guest, cooed, “Guess what Madonna, I’m totally hotter than you,” to which the Material Girl replied, “Hey guess what, I’m taller than you. What sort of a name is Lady Gaga; it sounds like baby food!”
The pop pair ended the skit by moving in to kiss each other and then attacking SNL regular Kenan Thompson instead.
It was a star-studded Saturday Night Live with Ryan Reynolds guest hosting and his wife Scarlett Johansson playing his comedy spouse in a skit about a family porcelain fountain firm.
From Roger Catlin’s TV Eye on courant.com:
The first TV encounter of Madonna and Lady Gaga came during “Saturday Night Live” this week, when the Material Girl appeared unannounced in a Deep House Dish skit alongside the contemporary hitmaker when a similar bizarre visual bent.
A few bars into a song and dance number, Madonna grabbed Lady Gaga’s blonde hair and here was one of those cliched hair-pulling catfights in skimpy outfits. “What the hell is a disco stick?” she demanded.
The dance number didn’t seem to go as planned. Lady Gaga sang while Madonna didn’t. It didn’t matter – seeing them together was the big thing.
Invited to sit on the couch, they continued their fake fighting.
“Guess what Madonna I’m totally hotter than you!” Lady Gaga said.
“Guess what I’m totally taller than you,” she replied adding: “What kind of name is Lady Gaga. It sounds like baby food…”
“The kind that’s No. 1 on the Billboard charts,” Gaga replied lunging on her.
Kenan Thompson’s character DJ Dynasty Handbag wanted them to make up. And because some dude wrote it, he asked them to kiss. Madonna’s kiss to other female pop stars has been some kind of annointment in the past, as when she laid on on Britney Spears at a past MTV video music awards. But Kenan’s character interjected himself between them to receive their kisses.
The sketch came just before the first of Gaga’s performance of “Paparazzi,” not nearly as elaborate as it was at the VMAs last month. However, later in the show, for “Disco Stick” and a performance of “Poker Face,” she wore what looked to be a giant gyroscope.
Madonna was the biggest of several guest stars on the show hosted by Ryan Reynolds, though Scarlett Johansson, who also appeared unnanounced was pretty big. Elijah Wood also popped in on the show.
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