Friday, January 07, 2011
Overheard on CNN.com: Lady Gaga shows off her gadgets at CES

 

COMMENT OF THE DAY:  "Hmmm, just because she sings she can now design technology. Probably a movie career coming up soon and her own cereal." --AussieBrad81

 

Lady Gaga created buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, when she appeared to announce a new line of cameras and photo printers with Polaroid, where she is officially the "creative director." To say that the discussion got colorful, like the singer herself, is a bit of an understatement. That said, nothing about Lady Gaga is understated.

 

Check out what readers had to say about this and other stories on CNN.com.

 

Lady Gaga: I carry a photo printer in my purse

 

Polaroid's Grey Label product line, which isn't available yet, will feature sunglasses with a camera embedded in them, a camera that shoots digital and Polaroid images and a portable photo printer that Gaga says she takes to bars with her -- in her purse. Some commenters said she's got more, um, nerd cred than most people would think. windrider2 said, "She's actually been designing technology all along. A lot of the technology used in her shows was designed by her and her (team). The glasses are an evolution of something she designed and used three years ago. She really is a nerd."

 

But admdelta said, "Lady Gaga is Polaroid's creative director? Never buying from them again." PurplePlanet said, "The sunglasses are ridiculous! They go down to your lips? That is just bizarre. Polaroid will lose a lot of money on those because no one will buy them!" Also, Valea said, "I do not care what Lady Gaga carries in her purse."

 

VIStringHero defended Lady Gaga. "I'm not a fan of hers at all but she's a good human being. She works with a lot of charities to help teens, homeless, and countries that need disaster relief. She may be weird and her music for only a certain group but she does contribute to society unlike a lot of people. Oh, to answer someone's question down below, Lady Gaga is actually a classically trained pianist." crand2003 said, "Lady Gaga is the most greatest and most fascinating performer of all time. I hope for her sake someone will buy that thing she is selling, but she doesn't need the money."

 

James Franco: 'Maybe I'm gay'

 

James Franco, you're such a tease. The actor said in interview that yes, he does play gay characters, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything about his sexuality. Or does it? His sly utterance of "Maybe I'm gay" got people talking regardless. Many of our commenters found this story fairly humorous, and the comments were accordingly quite funny, too.

 

Chaz said, "Got to give him credit, that was an all around great answer to the question." Shane wrote, "That was funny, Franco! He has a sense of humor, why can't the rest of you? If he were really gay, he wouldn't be saying stuff like, 'You know what, maybe I'm just gay.' For the love of God, can't we just get past all this gay stuff? Who the hell cares who's sleeping with whom? As long as they are not bothering me or mine, they should be free to love who they want. Pat replied, "How condescending can you be? Bothering you? Sorry idiot, but gay people aren't below you like you're clearly implying. Nice try faking the tolerance."

 

Cheets said, "If he's gay I will cry." Bryan replied, "If he is gay, I am happy!" Or, just listen to Not All Docs Play Golf. (Great username, by the way.) "People didn't read the full article, where at the very end he made a funny comment. He's a very funny guy and he did a great job hosting SNL. It was just a funny comment on his part. Get over yourselves, people!"

 

WarriorsMark said, "Maybe he is just a man comfortable with all of his emotions, with nothing to prove. The under-30 population are far more secure than those of us 50, 60 and older who have bought into macho nonsense." Jenickki noted, "Who cares! This guy is a fab actor. My God, he can play anything. Here's a thought. Do you think that characters who are gay, might just happen to have some interesting stories to tell? I just think he likes to laugh at himself, and takes roles that are incredible to do. All I can say, if you are, my dear, you have made many women sad, and quite a few men quite happy." scotty501 wrote, "Why is it when some plays a murderer no one suspects him of being a murderer in real life? Jake whoever [Gyllenhaal] played a gay guy in that cowboy movie [Brokeback Mountain]. Is he gay too?"

 

Investigation into death of Notorious B.I.G. heats up

 

Notorious B.I.G. is back in the news. A task force made up of local and federal law enforcement agencies is actively pursuing leads into the 1997 slaying of hip hop artist Christopher Wallace, better known as Biggie Smalls, according to two sources familiar with the investigation.

 

Commenters analyzed the hip hop lifestyle and stereotypes associated with it. ESTSidious said, "It is unfortunate, but your lifestyle can lead to your demise. Carrying guns, gang affiliations, making music that 'disrespects' your rivals? Make your money and avoid conflict whenever you can."

 

Lots of commenters made references to Notorious B.I.G. and fellow rapper Tupac Shakur, characterizing them as parts of an era in hip hop. En0ughHaTe said "Biggie and Tupac could tell a story in their music, as well as make it sound awesome. You just don't see that in rappers anymore."

 

We also heard from qwertysaid, who jokingly suggested a Justin Beiber and Jonas Brothers rivalry. Rulerocks01 noted, "The day the music died ... nah ... not even close, West Coast-East Coast."

 

YOUR TURN: Now that you've read what other people are saying, do you find that your views align with theirs? Think of this as a wishing well in need of your 2 cents. Post a comment below or sound off on video.

 

Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.

4 Comments
January 7, 2011
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This Just In:  No one cares.

January 7, 2011
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Isn't Gaga cold product yet?  What she says, does or carries around with her if fact amounts to less than a hill of beans. She ought to keep her mouth shut if she isn't singing her marginal crap.

January 7, 2011
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This innovation announced by formost technologist Gaga uses latest digital technology to produce 1950s polaroid prints. Amazing! haha ! And "...A future version will connect to the internet....." Wowee! You mean, someday you could actually post photos on line for others to see. Well whatltheythinkofnext? (CES can only get better from here!)

 

This one (the person, the device, and all) actually made me pause and wonder, "this is a joke, right?"

 

So whose idea was it to use this pottymouth tramp to sell 1950s technology to a supposedly unwary Y gen crowd? If they were right with it, then some kind soul needs to take Y gen aside and explain just what it means to be invited to a dinner for schmucks.

January 9, 2011
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