Friday, April 12, 2024

Lady Gaga: Who Should Be or Could Be Her Next Manager?


Now that Lady Gaga is getting out of business–unwisely–with Troy Carter, who will she turn to? If this story goes as history’s proven, Gaga will be back with Carter in three years when she realizes the mistake she made. But in the meantime, who are her go-to’s?

1. Scooter Braun– the guy behind Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen. He’s into charity and philosophical musings on Twitter. He also likes to travel, and is rarely in the same place as his clients. This may be fine for Gaga, who doesn’t want close attention anyway.

2. Benny Medina– he knows divas. Between Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey, Benny has seen every crazy backstage demand known to man or beast. If she listened to him, Gaga would soar.

3. Col. Tom Parker– managed Elvis Presley. He’s dead. But Gaga needs someone this devoted to her.

4. Jermaine Dupri– currently managing Mariah Carey. Advised girlfriend Janet Jackson for a long time and did pretty well.

5. Coran Capshaw– managed Dave Matthews so well he launched a huge management firm in the process called Red Light. Dave has no hit singles and no one cares. He can sell out a stadium in two minutes.

6. Simon Cowell– come on, you know this would be so over the top. Even better: Simon Fuller. So much fun!

7. Guy Oseary– already managing Madonna, who’s Gaga’s predecessor. Just get Gaga into Kabbalah and we’re all set.

8. Irving Azoff– the only one whom she would have to listen to, or else. But he’s got the Eagles and Steely Dan and enough success. There isn’t enough Advil.

9. Johnny Wright– imagine a Gaga-Timberlake duet.

10. Larry Rudolph- already has Miley and Britney. Knows naked ambition. Doesn’t mind daily breakdowns. Probably has stock in Kleenex.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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