In the midst of her rift with long-term boyfriend Luc Carl, eyebrows were raised over Gaga's decision to spend a lot of time with the 62-year-old, bearded, postmodern theorist and pal of Julian Assange while she was touring the UK and US this spring.
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Sources say Gaga and Slovenian-born Zizek -- who like Salman Rushdie seems to be intellectual catnip to beautiful women and who was once married to Argentine model Analia Hounie -- spent time together discussing feminism and collective human creativity. The pop star also agreed to support Zizek at a March rally in
Lady GagaIn a recent blog post titled "Communism Knows No Monster," Zizek called Gaga "my good friend" and said, "There is a certain performance of theory in her costumes, videos and even (some of) her music." He says her infamous meat dress is a reference to "the consistent linking in the oppressive imaginary of the patriarchy of the female body and meat, of animality and the feminine."
WikiLeaks announced an eBay auction on Thursday for eight seats to dine with Zizek and fellow international man of mystery Assange at "one of
Zizek, who once described himself as "communist in a qualified sense" and a "radical leftist," will be a visiting professor at NYU, where Gaga once studied. He'll teach German in the fall.
Gaga and her on-and-off boyfriend, Carl, were seen together at her CFDA Awards after-party. They reportedly hit a two-week rough patch that led to their breakup.
Gaga's rep declined to comment on her relationship with Zizek.
"I am terribly sorry to disappoint you, but this is all a fake! The only thing I share with her is the support for the strike," Zizek told us, referring to the incident in