This week in bizarre celebrity feuds news, Steven Sondheim is putting Lady Gaga on blast!
The 84-year-old veteran composer recently trashed the pop star's Oscars tribute performance to The Sound of Music. While Sondheim says his 36-year-old partner Jeff Romley would "crawl a mile" to see Gaga perform, Sondheim said he "does not share his taste for contemporary pop music."
"On the Academy Awards she was a travesty," he told The Times. "It was ridiculous, as it would be from any singer who treats that music in semi-operatic style. She had no relationship to what she was singing. What people liked was her versatility."
Sondheim isn't the first celeb to diss Gaga's Oscars gig, which many viewers applauded. Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes tweeted a not-so-nice comment during the awards show. "That was not okay. I mean, Idina [Menzel] is there. She is right there. RIGHT THERE. And oh dear God, Julie [Andrews] had to hear that. #Oscars2015," Rhimes wrote.
Meanwhile, Andrews loved Gaga's performance. "The minute I got home from the Oscars I called her," she said post-Oscars. "I confirmed that I thought she was fantastic and had done a wonderful job, and I couldn't thank her enough. She really did a wonderful thing with the medley. She sang superbly and then so lovingly handed me the evening on a platter, if you know what I'm saying."