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Female celebrities fall more often

Apparently female celebrities fall more often than male when performing live on stage, could it be caused by the high heels and the fancy dresses?

Madonna

Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone; August 16, 1958) is an American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her debut album in 1983. She followed it with a series of albums in which she found immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Throughout her career, many of her songs have hit number one on the record charts, including “Like a Virgin”, “Papa Don’t Preach”, “Like a Prayer”, “Vogue”, “Frozen”, “Music”, “Hung Up”, and “4 Minutes”. Madonna has been praised by critics for her diverse musical productions while at the same time serving as a lightning rod for religious controversy.

Kylie Minogue


Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE ( born 28 May 1968), is an Australian pop singer, songwriter, and actress. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera Neighbours, before commencing her career as a recording artist in 1987. Her first single, “Locomotion”, spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian singles chart and became the highest selling single of the decade. This led to a contract with songwriters and producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Her debut album, Kylie (1988), and the single “I Should Be So Lucky”, each reached number one in the United Kingdom, and over the next two years, her first 13 singles reached the British top ten. Her debut film, The Delinquents (1989) was a box-office hit in Australia and the UK despite negative reviews.

Britney Spears


Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American recording artist and entertainer. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, Spears began performing as a child, landing acting roles in stage productions and television shows. She signed with Jive Records in 1997 and released her debut album in 1999. During her first decade within the music industry, she became a prominent figure in mainstream popular music and popular culture, followed by a much-publicized personal life. Her first two albums established her as a pop icon and broke sales records, while title tracks “…Baby One More Time” and “Oops!… I Did It Again” became international number-one hits. Spears was credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s.

Lady Gaga


Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by the stage name Lady Gaga, is an American recording artist. She began performing in the rock music scene of New York City’s Lower East Side in 2003 and enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She soon signed with Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. During her early time at Interscope, she worked as a songwriter for fellow label artists and captured the attention of Akon, who recognized her vocal abilities, and signed her to his own label, Kon Live Distribution.

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Male pop stars fall on stage, just like women do

There are many videos of female celebrities falling down on stage while performing, but it seems that men could also use a little help from powerbalance bracelets.

Aerosmith – Steven Tyler’s


Steven Victor Tallarico (born March 26, 1948), better known as Steven Tyler, is an American vocalist and songwriter, who is the frontman and lead singer for the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is well-known for his stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand.

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler’s fall from the stage at a South Dakota show caught on tape. Tyler suffered head, neck and shoulder injuries and the band postponed its next concert. (Aug. 6)

Bono – U2


Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), most commonly known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer and musician, best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Ali Hewson, and the future members of U2. Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, often using political, social, and religious themes. During their early years, Bono’s lyrics contributed to U2′s rebellious and spiritual tone. As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with members of U2.

Jason – Metallica

Jason Curtis Newsted (born March 4, 1963 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is an American bassist known as a former bassist of Metallica. After he left Metallica, he continued with his project Echobrain, played with Ozzy Osbourne and joined heavy metal band Voivod. Newsted uses the pseudonym Jasonic, which serves as both his alias in Voivod and the name of his music publishing company. He is also the founder of the Chophouse Records studio and label based in California.

Robbie Williams


Robert Peter “Robbie” Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter, vocal coach and occasional actor. He is a member of pop group Take That. Williams rose to fame in the band’s first run in the early- to mid-1990s. After many disagreements with the management and certain group members, Williams left the group in 1995 to launch his solo career. On 15 July 2010, it was announced he had rejoined Take That and that the group intended to release a new album in November 2010.

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Female celebrities are going down (on stage)

Following the recent news of Mariah Carey’s fall on stage we decided to start a little compilation with videos featuring some live performances that went wrong, starting with the divas Beyoncé, Shakira and Rihanna.

Beyoncé

BeyoncĂ© Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981), often known simply as BeyoncĂ©, is an American Pop/R&B singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.

Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known professionally as Shakira, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist who emerged in the music scene of Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira revealed many of her talents in school as a live performer, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Middle Eastern influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English and Portuguese and is proficient in Italian.

Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), better known as simply Rihanna , is a Barbadian R&B recording artist and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a recording career under the guidance of record producer Evan Rogers. She subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for then-label head Jay-Z.

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Lady Gaga shows her cheeks wearing a raw meat dress

All the fuss around Lady Gaga is not only related to the 8 prizes she won at the MTV Video Music Awards but also because the raw meat dress she wore during the ceremony.

Gaga assures the dress shows a clear message.

In her own words: “If we don’t stand up for our rights soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones. And I am not a piece of meat.”

This all comes only a few days after she posed for the Japanese magazine “Vogue Hommes” wearing a raw meat bikini.

Of course the dress drew all the attentions and the questioning started immediately. Franco Fernandez, the dress creator, explained that in the morning of the event he collected 25Kg of beef to create the ‘masterpiece’.

According to Franco Fernandez, “Gaga said she felt comfortable”, has he attended the show that caught a big audience.

PETA, the animal rights defense group, promptly criticized the singer arguing that it was an offensive display.

Liz O’Neill, of the Vegetarian Society, said: “It’s not nice to see another use for dead animals. We see it as another animal that has suffered.
“Meat-eaters shocked by these images should think about their own apathy for vegetarianism.”

In the TV show DeGeneres, the singer already made public that she had no intention of disrespecting vegetarian, at the same time that Cher publicly says on twitter that the dress was a real piece of art.