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Miss: Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone
Looking like a cherub-faced John Travolta a la "Grease," Lady Gaga opened up the VMAs with a cigarette-puffing monologue filled with forced humor and curse words, all of it delivered with wannabe Broadway flair. Though we're glad it wasn't a meat dress or a cosmic egg, Gaga's latest awards get-up, inspired by her music video "You and I," felt like a wayward attempt at grabbing attention for her acting skills. And the way she persisted with it throughout the whole show is a scary sign that this character with the "Jersey Shore" accent just might become a regular component of the Gaga universe. Please, say it ain't so.
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