View Full Version : t.A.T.u. Goes Straight

Jun 16th, 2004, 03:48 PM
June 11, 2004 -- Russian pop tarts t.A.T.u. are relaunching themselves with a new name and single. Since parting company with manager Ivan Shapovalov, who owns the t.A.T.u. name, teenagers Julia Volkova and Elena Katina have reportedly opted to rename themselves t.E.m.A.

The Russian press claims that the girls now wish to be taken seriously as musicians, and will be dropping their lesbian act and admitting to having been heterosexual all along.

New producer Boris Renskiy says the lesbian gimmick was Shapovalov's idea, and would be impossible to maintain now Volkova is noticeably pregnant.

The dark-haired Volkova, who will give birth to her married lover's child in September, said: "I don't know if I am going to have a girl or a boy… Obviously we will not be celebrating a wedding."

It was previously reported that the duo would put their pop career on hiatus until after the birth, but the re-branded t.E.m.A. will now release "Who, If Not Me" at the end of June.

Martian Willow
Jun 16th, 2004, 03:55 PM
...hhmmm...no link...Google news search only brings up Malaysian website...very convincing... :)

Jun 16th, 2004, 04:28 PM
found the article here

Jun 16th, 2004, 04:31 PM
:lol: I loved the lesbian shtick better. ;)

Jun 16th, 2004, 04:54 PM
I've a signed CD from tatu :)
What a pity the let fall the lesbian act.

Helen Lawson
Jun 16th, 2004, 05:12 PM
Maybe Ted Casablanca will be next.

Jun 16th, 2004, 05:52 PM

.. oh wow.

wait.. so Volkova is having an affair with a married man? and she's pregnant cause of him now?!

oh.. wow.. gosh

Martian Willow
Jun 16th, 2004, 05:56 PM

.. oh wow.

wait.. so Volkova is having an affair with a married man? and she's pregnant cause of him now?!

oh.. wow.. gosh

...didn't you check Warriors link...?...how can you doubt it...? :)

Jun 16th, 2004, 06:24 PM
I liked them as lesbians better, probably won't even take notice of them for being straight. In fact they lost some of my respect for "faking" gay.

Jun 16th, 2004, 09:56 PM

Really too bad- Lena Katina is lovely- but not very surprising. Let's face it, they never showed any signs of any romantic involvement off stage. I didn't know if they were really gay or not, but it was pretty obvious they weren't involved with each other.

Yulia! :lol: :lol: :lol: That was not the smartest thing in the history of show business. Somehow, I don't think t.E.m.A or whatever they're calling themselves now will do half as well. They had a great album, but All The Things She Said was a masterful attention-getter that may be hard to repeat without the hook.

Admittedly, I'm disappointed, though this is really pretty funny. :sad: Well, I don't much care what Yulia does, and she's made a bit of a joke of herself- lying about orientation, married, older lover, getting pregnant (is she even 19 yet?). But Lena... :sad: I'm just hoping there's something we haven't heard yet... ;) Yes, Mariangelina liked having famous teenage "lesbians" around because she is a closeted nincompoop, and now Mariangelina is pissed off. Mariangelina will shut up now.

I sound like an idiot sometimes, n'est-ce pas? :lol:

jack duckworth
Jun 17th, 2004, 12:10 AM
when was i doing the washing up...i would dream of having 3some with t-a-t-u :)

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:34 AM
the relevant point being...washing up what?

Jun 17th, 2004, 02:57 PM
dammit..I liked the lesbian act better lol

"all the things she said, running thru my head!"