Is it possible that Lady Gaga is turning into some sort of literal larger-than-life character, à la Josie from Josie and The Pussycats, where large corporations struggle for control over not just the singer but her facsimile, as well? Apparently MGA Entertainment, the maker behind those lovable Bratz dolls, is saddling Gagaloo with a hefty $10 million dollar lawsuit because the singer has asked the company to delay sending out the dolls, so it can correspond with the release of her new album. The company complains that, aside from the royalty fees they paid, they're also putting their good name on the line by delaying the release of the toys.
But the real story here is: Holy crap, Lady Gaga dolls? And by the makers of Bratz? Why hasn't this been thought of sooner, seeing as Gaga is practically a Bratz doll incarnate? According to the lawsuit, MGA wrote that Gaga's people requested for them to "think a prettier version of Gaga ... Thin out the cheeks and sharpen the jawline. Give her more of a cat-eye and sexier, poutier lips." So, um, basically they wanted to Bratz-ify the Mother Monster.
Another piece of info revealed by the lawsuit is that MGA payed to have a vocal chip embedded in the dolls so each could imitate the singer. Hopefully the toy would be saying positive, identity-centric messages like, "You were born this way!" and "Little monsters rule!" not "Orange is the new pink." (NY Daily News)
Photo: Courtesy of Bratz