Did Lady Gaga Jump the Shark at the VMAs?

Matt Cherette · 08/28/11 11:59PM

When Lady Gaga opened the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards with a monologue/performance as her male alter ego Jo Calderone, the reaction was generally positive. It was a bit bizarre, sure, but we've come to expect that from Gaga. Plus, it was something new!

Lady Gaga Opens the VMAs with Bizarre Monologue as Male Alter Ego

Matt Cherette · 08/28/11 08:37PM

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards just kicked off with an angry anti-Lady Gaga monologue by... Lady Gaga, dressed as male alter ego Jo Calderone. Gaga/Calderone followed up the monologue with a performance of "You and I," excerpts of which—including reaction shots from Britney Spears and Justin Bieber—you'll find above.