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    1. Our partnership with Vertigo Music is a true success, and that's why we're presenting our new contest: "Why Did You Do That?". Download Vertigo from the Apple Store, make a Why Did You Do That music video and share it with your friends! The most liked video (and the most liked but the judges) will win a Crosley Record Player and A Star is Born Vinyl. WHAT IS VERTIGO? Vertigo is a new free social app made for all music lovers where you can create original content featuring your favorite tracks. To join the social network you'll need to download the app from the American Apple Store (no Android devices at the moment) and connect your SPOTIFY PREMIUM or APPLE MUSIC account. Once linked, you'll be able to use any kind of music available on your streaming platform to make posts and share them with your friends. On Vertigo, you can also create custom mixes with your favorite tracks to share with your fandom and chat with them while you listen together. 'Why Did You Do That?' MUSIC CONTEST The contest is simple: join the app, click on the contest banner, and create an original post using "Why Did You Do That?" from A Star is Born, add the hashtag #LadyGaga in the caption and follow our verified profile on Vertigo "@gaganow". There will be a total of 6 winners: 3 Top liked videos and 3 Top Judged from the Lady Gaga Ambassadors (us!). Here are the prize brackets: MOST LIKED 1st Place - Crosley Record Player and A Star is Born Vinyl 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $75 MOST LIKED FROM LADY GAGA AMBASSADORS 1st Place - Crosley Record Player and A Star is Born Vinyl 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $75 In order to participate you need to follow our Vertigo profile "@gaganow". Must be 13 or older. You will need Apple Music or Spotify Premium to be eligible for the 'Most Liked" category. No Apple Music or Spotify Premium are required for the second category 'Most Liked From Lady Gaga Ambassadors'. The contest will starts today and will end on Thursday at 8PM EST. Even though the app is strictly available to download on US App Store, the contest is open to anyone within or outside the United States. If you have any questions you can send us a DM us on Twitter or on Instagram. Good luck everyone!
    2. WEEKLY CONTEST: Bad Romance Music Video

      Following another success for Just Dance, this week is going to be crazy with BAD ROMANCE! Download Vertigo from the Apple Store, follow our page and post your bad romance video! You can win up to 150$. WHAT IS VERTIGO? Vertigo is a new free social app made for all music lovers where you can create original content featuring your favorite tracks. To join the social network you'll need to download the app from the American Apple Store (no Android devices at the moment) and connect your SPOTIFY PREMIUM or APPLE MUSIC account. Once linked, you'll be able to use any kind of music available on your streaming platform to make posts and share them with your friends. On Vertigo, you can also create custom mixes with your favorite tracks to share with your fandom and chat with them while you listen together. 'BAD ROMANCE' MUSIC CONTEST The contest is simple: join the app, click on the contest banner, and create an original post using "Bad Romance", add the hashtag #LadyGaga in the caption and follow our verified profile on Vertigo "@gaganow". There will be a total of 6 winners: 3 Top liked videos and 3 Top Judged from the Lady Gaga Ambassadors (us!). Here are the prize brackets: MOST LIKED 1st Place - $150 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $75 MOST LIKED FROM LADY GAGA AMBASSADORS 1st Place - $150 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $75 In order to participate you need to follow our Vertigo profile "Gaga Now". Must be 13 or older. You will need Apple Music or Spotify Premium to be eligible for the 'Most Liked" category. No Apple Music or Spotify Premium are required for the second category 'Most Liked From Lady Gaga Ambassadors'. The contest will start on Friday, January 25th at 10AM EST and will end on Thursday, January 31st at 8PM EST. Even though the app is strictly available to download on US App Store, the contest is open to anyone within or outside the United States. If you have any questions you can send us a DM us on Twitter or on Instagram. Good luck everyone!
    3. Record your JUST DANCE video and win 150$

      After another successful contest on Vertigo this week it's the turn of Just Dance! WHAT IS VERTIGO? Vertigo is a new free social app made for all music lovers where you can create original content featuring your favorite tracks. To join the social network you'll need to download the app from the American Apple Store (no Android devices at the moment) and connect your SPOTIFY PREMIUM or APPLE MUSIC account. Once linked, you'll be able to use any kind of music available on your streaming platform to make posts and share them with your friends. On Vertigo, you can also create custom mixes with your favorite tracks to share with your fandom and chat with them while you listen together. 'JUST DANCE' MUSIC CONTEST We are very pleased to announce our third contest on Vertigo. The contest is simple: join the app, click on the contest banner, and create an original post using "Just Dance", add the hashtag #LadyGaga in the caption and follow our verified profile on Vertigo "@gaganow". There will be a total of 6 winners: 3 Top liked videos and 3 Top Judged from the Lady Gaga Ambassadors (us!). Here are the prize brackets: MOST LIKED 1st Place - $150 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $75 MOST LIKED FROM LADY GAGA AMBASSADORS 1st Place - $150 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $75 In order to participate you need to follow our Vertigo profile "Gaga Now". Must be 13 or older. You will need Apple Music or Spotify Premium to be eligible for the 'Most Liked" category. No Apple Music or Spotify Premium are required for the second category 'Most Liked From Lady Gaga Ambassadors'. The contest will start on Friday, January 25th at 10AM EST and will end on Thursday, January 31st at 8PM EST. Even though the app is strictly available to download on US App Store, the contest is open to anyone within or outside the United States. If you have any questions you can send us a DM us on Twitter or on Instagram. Good luck everyone!
    4. Read the Official A Star is Born Screenplay

      The official A Star Is Born screenplay was released by Warner Bros as part of a ‘For Your Consideration’ pack amidst awards season, where the film is expected to sweep many of the awards it is up for, including Oscars. It features the full, original script and has a few variations, assumedly changed in the film due to improvisation. Download the 139 Page document here.
    5. Lady Gaga was fiercely protective of Kesha while being deposed as part of the ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke. Her frustration of the situation was expressed at multiple times, notaby when Gaga told his lawyer she “should be ashamed” of herself. According to court documents recently unsealed in the never-ending legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke, Lady Gaga battled it out with Luke’s lawyers during a heated deposition, which had been heavily redacted until Tuesday. The deposition took place in September 2017 and began with Gaga’s lawyer informing Luke’s lawyer that the she was ready to testify but wanted them to be aware Gaga was a sex abuse survivor and was experiencing PTSD which caused her ongoing trauma and emotionally charged reactions prior to the depo. Read an extract from the deposition below. LAWYER: “I just want everyone to understand that, as she has publicly stated in other contexts, as a sex abuse survivor, and I know this from my own personal experience with family members, there are trigger events, and this deposition has proved to be a trigger event for Ms. Germanotta. And she has experienced in the past few hours some PTSD reactions which is causing some trauma and emotional reactivity. So she is crying now the record will reflect.” Gaga was then questioned about the details of the first conversation where Kesha told her about the alleged abuse but the singer told Luke’s lawyer she could not recall the specifics. GAGA: “What we discussed was, what I recall was her immense sadness and depression and fear. She was visibly very different than when I had seen her before, and – but I can’t say specifically what we spoke about. I just recall it was emotional and I wanted to be there for her.” Things then started to get heated when Luke’s lawyer begins to question Gaga on whether she believes being accused of rape has damaged the producer’s reputation. G: “Reputation, if you are asking about his reputation in the world, I don’t feel at liberty to speak for the entire world. So if you are asking what my view is of his reputation, I made my view of him and his reputation when I saw her in that back room. That was an image that – of something that happened to me, and I felt and knew in my heart that she was telling the truth, and I believe her.” L: “With respect to Mr. Gottwald himself, you have absolutely no personal knowledge or information as to any interaction between him and Ms. Sebert, correct, physical or otherwise?” G: “Yes, I do have knowledge.” G: “She told me he assaulted her.” The lawyer asked if she had nothing other than what Kesha told her, to which the singer then responded, G: “Well, you know – when men assault women, they don’t invite people over to watch.” G: “And when this happens in this industry, it is kept extremely secret, and it is compounded by contracts and manipulative power scenarios that actually include this very situation that we are all in right now.” L: “But, again, there are people that are falsely accused of rape, aren’t there? You think there has never been a false accusation of rape?” At that point, Gaga was clearly not appreciating the line of questions and said to the female lawyer questioning her. G: “You – how about all of the women that are accused of being liars and how she was slut shamed in front of the world, how about that?” The lawyer rephrased her question to ask what happens when it’s a he-said/she-said situation. G: “I believe it to be true.” G: “I have factual knowledge of her depression. I have factual knowledge of her need for support and love. I have factual knowledge of the spiral that I watched that girl go down. I have factual knowledge of trauma. I am informed and intelligent about this issue. That girl has experienced serious trauma and she is in the middle of the right now. And you are all a party to it. Why on earth would this girl tell the entire world this happened? Why on earth? Do you know what it’s like for survivors? Do you know what it’s like to tell people? Don’t you roll you eyes at me. You should be ashamed of yourself.” At that point, everyone agreed to take a break and the depo continued with more questioning. Kesha dropped her charges against Dr. Luke in Los Angeles. But the trial is still ongoing in New York. "This lawsuit [has been] so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again." You can download Lady Gaga's deposition in full clicking here.
    6. New week new contest! After our successful Shallow contest on Vertigo last week, we're proud to introduce our new contest: "HAIR BODY FACE". WHAT IS VERTIGO? Vertigo is a new free social app made for all music lovers where you can create original content featuring your favorite tracks. To join the social network you'll need to download the app from the American Apple Store (no Android devices at the moment) and connect your SPOTIFY PREMIUM or APPLE MUSIC account. Once linked, you'll be able to use any kind of music available on your streaming platform to make posts and share them with your friends. On Vertigo, you can also create custom mixes with your favorite tracks to share with your fandom and chat with them while you listen together. 'HAIR BODY FACE' MUSIC CONTEST We are very pleased to announce our second contest on Vertigo. The contest is simple: join the app, click on the contest banner, and create an original post using "Hair Body Face", add the hashtag #LadyGaga in the caption and follow our verified profile on Vertigo "Gaga Now". There will be a total of 6 winners: 3 Top liked videos and 3 Top Judged from the Lady Gaga Ambassadors (us!). Here are the prize brackets: MOST LIKED 1st Place - $150 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $75 MOST LIKED FROM LADY GAGA AMBASSADORS 1st Place - $150 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $75 In order to participate you need to follow our Vertigo profile "Gaga Now". Must be 13 or older. You will need Apple Music or Spotify Premium to be eligible for the 'Most Liked" category. No Apple Music or Spotify Premium are required for the second category 'Most Liked From Lady Gaga Ambassadors'. The contest will start on Friday, January 25th at 10AM EST and will end on Thursday, January 31st at 8PM EST. Even though the app is strictly available to download on US App Store, the contest is open to anyone within or outside the United States. If you have any questions you can send us a DM us on Twitter or on Instagram. Good luck everyone!
    7. The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced today, and Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's 'A Star is Born' has scored a total of 8 nominations. The 4th reimagination of a classic tale, Cooper & Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ becomes the version with most Oscar nominations. The 1937 original with Janet Gaynor scored 7 nominations, while the 1954 adaptation with Judy Garland and the 1976 remake with Barbara Streisand scored 6 and 4 nominations respectively. A Star Is Born recieved the greatest honor, landing a Best Picture nomination. Lady Gaga was nominated for Best Leading Actress, while Bradley Cooper scored a nomination for Best Leading Actor. The pair's hit song "Shallow" was also nominated in the Best Original Song category (Cooper does not recieve a nomination here as he is not a credited writer). Sam Elliott also recieved a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The film was also nominated for Sound Mixing, Cinematography and Adapted Screenplay. Check out the video below for the full break-down of their nominations. NOMINATIONS CONTENDERS
    8. Win 150$ with The Shallow Contest!

      Lady Gaga Now is proud to introduce a new partnership with Vertigo Music. Vertigo is a new free social app made for all music lovers where you can create original content featuring your favorite tracks! To join the social network you'll need to download the app from the American Apple Store (no Android devices at the moment) and connect your SPOTIFY PREMIUM or APPLE MUSIC account (trial accounts are allowed). Once linked, you'll be able to use any kind of music available on your streaming platform to make posts and share them with friends. On Vertigo you can also create a custom mixes with your favorite tracks to share with your fandom and chat with them while you listen together. SHALLOW MUSIC CONTEST We're also very thrilled to announce that we'll be the judge of the first Lady Gaga contest on Vertigo! The contest is simple: join the app, click on the contest banner, and create an original post using "Shallow", use the hashtag #LadyGaga in the caption and follow our verified profile on Vertigo "Gaga Now". There will be in total 6 winners: 3 Top liked video and 3 Top Judged form the Lady Gaga Ambassadors (us!). Here are the prize brackets: MOST LIKED 1st Place - $150 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $75 MOST LIKED FROM LADY GAGA AMBASSADORS 1st Place - $150 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $75 In order to participate you need to follow our Vertigo profile "Gaga Now". Must be 13 or older. Click on the banner that will be featured on the Vertigo app homepage tomorrow to join the contest. No Apple Music or Spotify Premium are required to participate. The contest will start today at 8PM EST and will end on January 21st at 8PM EST. If you have any questions you can send us a DM us on Twitter or on Instagram. Good luck everyone!
    9. Lady Gaga graces yet another awards show this season as she steps on the blue carpet at the Critics Choice Awards in a stunning, custom Calvin Klein gown. With another award show, comes more awards for Gaga’s work on A Star Is Born. Securing another win for Shallow for Best Original Song at the start of the night. She posed with one of the three co-writer’s of the song, Anthony Rossomando. But the most shocking win of the night was the TIE for Best Actress between Glenn Close and Lady Gaga with both women receiving the award. Gaga accepted the award second with a face full of emotion and a beautiful speech you can watch below. Congratulations Lady Gaga! RED CARPET Lady Gaga’s Arrival to the CCA’s: ACCEPTANCE Lady Gaga’s Reaction to the Tie for Best Actress:
    10. A Star is Born has just scored 7 brand new nominations from the British Academy Film Association! The nominations includes: Best Movie Best Leading Actor (Bradley Cooper) Best Leading Actress (Lady Gaga) Best Director Best Original Music Best Adapted Screenplay Best Sound Congrats to the entire cast and crew who had a hand in making this cinematic masterpiece! You can watch the full list of nominees below .
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    15. During his Variety Actors on Actors conversation with Glenn Close, Sam Elliott dished on the first table read of “A Star Is Born” with Lady Gaga. “I’ve loved her from afar,” Elliott said. “She was just kind of this regular girl on some level, this Stefani,” he said. “She was stunning to work with.” Elliott described a moment at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles after a long day and shooting in the hot sun. “It was all her Little Monsters, her fanbase that followed her religiously. They were the extras in the crowd,” he said, remembering how morale had begun to dwindle as the sun went down and it got chillier. “She just came out of nowhere and sat down at the piano and started singing,” he said of Gaga. “Everybody just stopped. It was just magical.” He also discussed he and Gaga’s implicit trust in Cooper’s vision for the film. “I’d never met Bradley Cooper before,” he said of being asked to meet with Cooper for the role. “I ended up going to his home and sat with him for a couple hours,” he said, recalling how Cooper brought out a tape of him working with a vocal coach to learn to talk like him. “He turned this thing on and it sounded very much like me…he’d committed to my voice before I was set for the part,” Elliott said. It was Cooper’s unwavering faith that became the life blood of the project. “I remember Bradley telling me in the driveway, ‘If you trust me, you’ll be glad you did it,'” Elliott said.
    16. Lady Gaga knew the song “Shallow” was something special the first time she played the melody for collaborators Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt two years ago at a recording studio in Malibu. But when “Shallow” became woven into the story of Bradley Cooper’s remake of “A Star Is Born,” becoming the foundation of the film’s deeply felt love story, it turned into something else. “It’s a song that gives you wings to fly,” Gaga says. First heard in the movie during an intimate, late-night, parking lot courtship scene between Ally, the aspiring singer played by Gaga with disarming charm, and Jackson Maine, Cooper’s grizzled country-rock superstar, “Shallow” roars to full life later in the film when Jackson invites Ally on stage to sing it during a concert at the Greek Theatre. Gaga’s soaring bridge as she takes the microphone — roughly transcribed as “Haaaaaa-ahhhh-ahhh-ohhhh-ahhaaaaaa-ahhhh-ahhh-ohhhh-ah!!!” — is the moment Ally’s star is born. And when the movie’s trailer dropped in June, it was also the moment that birthed a thousand memes and stoked anticipation for the film, which has grossed nearly $200 million in its domestic run. “What the movie turned the song into is just another level,” Ronson says. “You feel pretty lucky to be along for that ride because somebody’s taken that thing that you did and hitched it to a cart on steroids.” We spoke recently to Gaga and Ronson, both of whom still seem a bit shell-shocked by the song’s popularity, particularly since the country-tinged power ballad sounds so dissimilar from most everything else on the charts right now. Gaga: When I wrote that song with Mark and Anthony and Andrew, it was different from any other experience I’ve had writing a song. There was a grave nature to the room. I was at the piano, the guys each had a guitar in their hands and we started coming up with lyrics and talking to each other. That’s really what the song is. It’s a conversation between a man and a woman. But we didn’t know that when we started. Ronson: In the original script, Jackson was going to drown at the end. So Gaga comes in, sits down at the piano and starts playing a few chords, and it just sounds big, right off the bat. And she comes up with the chorus, “I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in.” She’s got most of the thing in her head, and I’m just trying to offer some words. “Crash through the surface, where they can’t hurt us.” It felt like an end credits song because it was about the suicide. Or maybe that’s just me. In my mind, it was the end credits song, and he’s drowned. Gaga: There was a time when he was going to drown in the end, so we thought it might be the ending song. Then as the script changed, we made it a song about the two falling in love. I do feel it was more than the literal drowning element of the original script. It was much more about wanting a deep connection and love than it was about water. Ronson: I’m no film buff or auteur, but this movie gets falling in love really well. And that parking lot scene where she sings that first verse to him … that’s two people who don’t want this night to end. For the song to be woven into that thread … seeing it for the first time, my hair just stood up. Gaga: It starts in the parking lot. Then she arrives at the concert, and Jackson has had some time to think about it, and he has added his verse. And she’s so overwhelmed by what he’s done for her and this arrangement, it gives her the courage to go out there and sing in front of his audience. It’s a song that essentially inspires both of them to be fearless in different ways. For him, fearless in love; for her, fearless in not just only love, but her ability to share that part of her that’s a songwriter, the part of her that doesn’t feel comfortable singing her song. I mean, this girl has completely given up. She’s completely depressed. She doesn’t think she has what it takes. And then she meets this superstar, and he believes in her, and she’s overwhelmed by that belief. That’s what drives her out there. And I think that’s what people are connecting to when they watch it. Ronson: It’s melancholy and sad, but it’s incredibly uplifting because of the performance in the film. And the way he brings her on stage helps the song too. Lukas Nelson did a great arrangement for that performance. Gaga being nice and deferential told me, “You know, if you want to do another version of the song for the soundtrack, we can.” But the minute I saw the trailer, I was like, “If that’s what the song sounds like, I’m not touching it. It’s perfect.” Gaga: When she first goes on stage, she goes to the back mike, further away from the audience. She’s scared. I remember, from an acting perspective, putting myself in a place of “as if.” As if I’ve never performed in front of an audience before, as if I’ve never sang for that many people in my life. But I was also able to just look at the circumstances as they were. I have never been an actress in a leading role, and I was about to go out there and perform and be in a movie with Bradley Cooper. So when I went out there and put my hands over my face, that was real. That was exactly how I felt. It was that fear. It was that insecurity. It was that “I’m not good enough, but I’m doing this anyway because he inspired me.” Then he nods to me to go to the front of the stage, and she’s so into it and launches into that sort of ad libbed bridge … the reason she’s so into it, quite frankly, is because he sang to her, “I’m fallin’ in all the good times, I find myself longing for change.” And that change has occurred! And she listens. And she goes up there and gives it everything she has. And that moment — what you call an aria in the middle of the song — we knew what that was going to sound like, and yet it’s different because she’s been listening. That’s what I love so much about the song. It’s not just about talking to each other but really listening and then coming to a strong connection. Ronson: In the demo of the song, she did that more like a falsetto. Even if it wasn’t in the movie, it would be one of the most intense vocal performances of any song this year. It feels like one of those old Maxell commercials where the guy gets blown back. But that’s just Gaga. Who else can do that? I always love the Gaga-ness of the way she plays with words too. She is the queen of that [stuff], and it makes the song so weirdly interesting. I remember asking her with “Shallow”: “Do your Gaga [stuff] and play with the words.” And she came up with “In the sha-ha, sha-ha-ha-low.” Gaga: [Sings] In the sha-ha, sha-ha-ha-low. You know, how do we make this something that is actually easier to sit in than it really is? Existing in the shallow where nobody wants to be, and yet we’re in it all the time. To say that we’re not in a shallow world at this moment, especially in America, would be a big lie. So how do we make this part something they can relish in? “We’re far from the shallow now.” But now that I look back at it, I can sing about it. I can play with it. I can look at it fondly, because now I’m in the deep. Ronson: Bradley talks about how you could see the song, see the film, as an addict’s journey or that of a crestfallen, fledgling pop star, or you could just see it as heartbreak. “Shallow,” I don’t want to speak on anyone’s behalf, but the drowning could be drowning in heartache, drowning in the bottle, drowning, having your dreams shattered. Between the four of us in the room, we were going through all those things at the time. And that can’t help but work its way into the music. Gaga: That’s absolutely true. There were sober people in the room and not sober people in the room. I don’t mean that, like, we were actually drinking or not drinking. But when you’re working with this caliber of writers — and I have to give it up to these guys, they’re amazing, wonderful musicians — you bring everything to the table. You bring your heart. You bring that library of your life with you. And when you’re working, you don’t even have to try — those books are flying out of your soul and landing in the song in some way. “It’s a song that gives you wings to fly." Ronson: I re-recorded a version for when Ally plays at the Forum toward the end of the film when Jackson is committing suicide. Gaga wanted a version that would sound like Ally would sound playing it with her band. It’s more like a giant ’80s “Shallow” with big drums. A little more pop-tastic. Gaga: I wonder if we’ll put that out someday. The studio version of the song is very different too and very good. But it didn’t sound like Jackson enough. It was getting in the way of the storytelling. That’s why we used Lukas’ arrangement, the one with Jackson’s band. I didn’t want Ally to sound anything like me. She was inspired by Jackson, and it’s their song together. Ronson: The thing that I love about this is that Bradley Cooper is legitimately singing on a global No. 1 pop song. That just seems so bizarre and wild. But everything about this song and this movie feels that way. Have you seen that meme with this sweet suburban woman sitting in her kitchen and there’s a guy looking over her shoulder wearing a ski mask, and it says, “Me during a home invasion when the burglar tells me he hasn’t seen the trailer for ‘A Star Is Born’ ”? That sums it all up to me. I still can’t believe it. Gaga: “You know, I snuck in to see the movie, but I can only watch the first half. And then I have to pull myself away from it. I’m still too much inside the character, and I’m still so connected to Jackson in a way that is all-consuming. I’d be lying to you if I said I can stay and watch the whole thing. Some of my favorite scenes exist in the end, but on a visceral level, I have to pull away from it. I know I’ll get past that and I’m excited for when I’ll be able to watch it all the way through again. “I guess Ally’s still in there. And she was in the room with Mark and Anthony and Andrew and she was there on that stage when I sang that middle part before that last bridge. This is a woman releasing years and years of fear in front of a giant audience, and I think I released years of fear that night as well. I love her.” This article originally appeared here.
    17. Lady Gaga Now Christmas Contest 2018

      The LadyGagaNow team invites you to enter our 2018 Christmas Contest! Join us this upcoming Saturday, December 22 at 2pm PST / 5pm EST / 11pm CET / 9am AEDT on our website. Worldwide Timetable How to enter Wait for the countdown below to reach 0 and then refresh this page, or just follow us on Twitter to get the link to join the game. We'll open the game 30 minutes before it begins to ensure everyone is able to join. Remember to set you Twitter name as your nickname for the game! Make sure you're following our account on Twitter @LadyGagaNowNet as that is how we will contact you if you win. To win Be the fastest to answer all 50 questions on the quiz! The monster with the fastest time and most correct answers will win! What you win One lucky winner will receive a promo code for Spaceneil good for 2 items with a max cost of €65 ($73.50) and if you order before December 31st, you'll receive free shipping on your order! We encourage everyone to take part in this contest and wish the best of luck to those who join! Take a peek at our specially holiday priced merch collection here and get an idea of what you'll order if you win: bit.ly/gagamerch Happy Holidays from LadyGagaNow xo This game has ended. Thank your for participating!
    18. Lady Gaga joined Lin-Manuel Miranda for Variety' s Actors on Actors to talk about their heavy award season contender movies; A Star is Born and Mary Poppins Returns. Both actors discovered that though they have very different careers, they also share a ton of similarities when it comes to being performers You can watch the full 50-minute interview below or read a portion of the transcript under the video. Few artists have been decorated as frequently as Lin-Manuel Miranda. The impresario has won a Pulitzer and shared a Kennedy Center Honors designation for the stage bombshell “Hamilton”; he’s also won an Emmy, three Tonys and three Grammys. He’s in the Oscar hunt this year for “Mary Poppins Returns,” the Disney sequel to which Miranda adds theater-kid vim. Fellow New Yorker Lady Gaga shares Miranda’s knack for winning awards — she’s the recipient of a Golden Globe and six Grammys — and his theatrical brio. In 2018’s update of “A Star Is Born,” Gaga brought persona-erasing humility and full voice to a role previously inhabited by Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. Unlike her predecessors, Gaga had next to no big-screen experience. But the movie’s seismic impact lends her one more common bond with Miranda: Both now enjoy a future in which any artistic reinvention seems newly possible. Lin-Manuel Miranda: What I feel when I watched the movie was the incredible amount of trust. I’m curious how Bradley [Cooper] prepped you, because he’s a first-time director. Lady Gaga: Looking back on my career, I created all these characters for each of my albums, because I was not an actress. I created the star of my own movie, and that was it. When I have created characters on my own through my music, I have complete control. When you’re dealing with a script, costume department, props department, set design, lighting and producers, you have to collaborate with other people. Miranda: What you just said resonated with me. I started writing musicals because I really wanted to be in musicals. I didn’t see that many opportunities for myself. If you’re a Puerto Rican dude, you get Paul from “A Chorus Line.” When Rob Marshall came to me with this part, it felt like the fruit of the harvest, of the seeds I planted when I started writing “In the Heights.” It was like, “Oh, I don’t have to write the whole thing?!” And we had three months of pre-production on “Mary Poppins Returns.” That’s more than Broadway shows get. It was, in a way, a perfect first step for me. Gaga: So the preparation process felt similar to putting on a Broadway show? Miranda: Totally. Rob comes from theater. It was just a similar language. Emily Blunt actually gave me the best advice on the first day. She said, “Rob is paying more attention than we are. He’s not gonna move on until he’s got what he needs. He’s just not gonna move on until we’ve got it, so your only job is to give him everything.” That’s the gig. Gaga: It is the gig. What’s interesting is that when I’m performing onstage with my music, there’s this tremendous connection with the audience. You feed off of the energy in the room, and it changes every night. What I’ve found working on film was I was much more interested in being completely present with who I was communicating with on camera, and very acutely aware that it was important for me to forget that there were cameras around me. I’m actually the type of actress that the director has to find me, because I will not make sure they’re getting the shot. Once we start to go, I really was Ally. Everything around me, other than what is meant to be in the circumstances, disappears. When we break out into song in [“A Star Is Born”], it’s because we are singing onstage. Miranda: Or in a parking lot. Gaga: Exactly. When you guys break into song, it’s almost like you have to break into song because you can’t say it simply with words. Miranda: Rob Marshall is born in the wrong era. He would have been at home making MGM musicals with [Gene] Kelly and Fred Astaire, because he has that thing. And he rehearses it like it’s a show. So that big dance number around all the lamps? We did that as an eight-minute continuous number. There weren’t cuts between each dance move. You rehearse it like you’re doing the show in front of a live audience. Then he just has 20 cameras on it, and he gets the best stuff. Gaga: That’s sort of how we did it. Except we didn’t rehearse before. We sang live every single time, with earwigs so that we could hear the recordings but get a completely clean vocal on the mic. Then we would shoot over and over again in a continuous take so we would have different things to pull from. Miranda: The fun for me was realizing, all right, “what’s the adrenaline source?” Because I get so much adrenaline from the audience when I’m performing in “Hamilton.” Who’s in the front row? What’s the energy? Is it a matinee energy? Is it “these people had this date circled in blood” energy? For me, the adrenaline source became “we’re never going to be here again.” What about you? Gaga: I like to draw from my deck of cards of all my experiences and my sense memory and do my sorcery before I get to set. For [the “Shallow” scene], I was like, “This could actually be quite simple. I’ve never been a lead actress in a movie before.” I’m walking onto the stage with Bradley Cooper, this huge, incredible film actor, so this is brand-new. I was able to kind of put myself in that circumstance a little bit more simply. It was funny because he was so kind; he asked a lot of my fans to be extras for scenes where there were fans in the audience. Shelley, our first A.D., would come out and say, “Whatever you do, please do not hold up any Lady Gaga signs! If you have a cowboy hat, please make sure it’s not pink, because that looks like ‘Joanne.’” Something about acting, knowing that my fans were in the audience was quite exhilarating for me. I had to forget, of course, that they were my fans out there, but before I went onstage, I would go, “My fans are out there, and they’re watching me act in a movie. That is my circumstance.” I know that you’re very active on Twitter and that you have a relationship with your fans, and so do I. I was wondering about that, because I really admire that you love kindness as much as I do. Miranda: It’s interesting because I think I got on social media like anybody else did — but I think the worst thing you could give me is an audience in my pocket. That’s a dangerous thing to give a theater person. Gaga: You just perform constantly. Miranda: I think of it as a literal megaphone, and that swings both good and bad. You can bring light to issues that you care about deeply. If you use it 24 hours a day, everyone ignores the crazy guy on the corner with a megaphone. I feel like I get more kindness back because that’s what I choose to put out in the world. You are incredible on social media, and the way you rally your fans around causes that are important to you — that’s an incredible way to use your voice. Gaga: Well, when I started to perform out in clubs and I was doing three shows a night, nonstop traveling around the country, I would look out into the audience and see my fans. I was like, “I’m pretty sure I’m looking at myself.” I always felt like a loser, like I didn’t belong. I’m not saying that all of my fans are that way, but there were so many of them that I couldn’t ignore it. I then saw very quickly once my career started to take off that, yeah, like you said, there’s this megaphone. What am I going to do with this megaphone? What I have found with Twitter is it’s this awesome thing we can use, and it’s also a toilet. It can be totally dangerous, so the more that we stick together and promote good things happening in the world … I usually don’t like to do this because I feel like when you do charity work, having a camera crew with you — it’s the Catholic in me — it’s not selfless. But since the California fires, I went to a shelter. The first time I went, I took photos with people that were there that wanted them. The second time that I went, I was like, “I’m going to post about this because I want people to know that it’s important to do kind things.” I just want to always be on the side of kindness. Miranda: OK. Music, check. Big movie, you’re incredible in it, check. Do you ever want to do eight shows a week on Broadway? Gaga: Check. I’d love that. That was my dream. I think I’ve seen “Rent” probably 30 times. Miranda: ”Rent’s” the one that got me writing. I saw it for my 17th birthday. I always loved musicals, but they never took place in the present. Gaga: I lost my mind when I saw “Rent.” I used to go — you stand in line and put your name in, and they call a raffle. Miranda: They invented the lottery system. Gaga: I’m like staring at Maureen as she’s belting. I’m just like, I just want to be Maureen. For many years, record executives told me I was too theater. Miranda: Any record executive using “theater” as pejorative, you know you’re dead to me. This article originally appeared on Variety.
    19. Lady Gaga joined Glenn Close, Kathryn Hahn, Regina King, Nicole Kidman and Rachel Weisz for the Hollywood Reporter's annual Actress Roundtable. They opened up about Hollywood and how it has changed, and the #MeToo movement. Read a transcript of the discussion, as well as clips, below. "Can we all just not wear our pants," joked Kathryn Hahn as she moved quickly from a photo shoot in her (yes, pantsless) red mini tuxedo dress to her place at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Actress Roundtable. Once seated, Private Life star Hahn, 45, joined The Wife's Glenn Close, 71; A Star Is Born's first-timer Lady Gaga, 32; Nicole Kidman, 51 (in the awards race this year with both Boy Erased and Destroyer); If Beale Street Could Talk's Regina King, 47; and The Favourite's Rachel Weisz, 48, for an intense discussion (edited here for length and clarity) that began with the impact of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements on the daily lives of actors and ended with a candid back-and-forth on how children influence your career and life choices. How has each of you experienced change in Hollywood over the past year? Or how have you not? KATHRYN HAHN I got a Laverne & Shirley credit on this movie [Tamara Jenkins' fertility drama Private Life]. That's when you are side by side with your co-star, which is a rarity. It usually would have been the dude and, you know, the gal. GLENN CLOSE Was the dude happy about it? HAHN You know, he was. It was Paul Giamatti. He was like, "Of course. This is exactly what should happen." LADY GAGA That's what is so exciting with the #MeToo movement and Time's Up, to see men coming to stand by our side and say, "We want you to be loud. We want to hear your voices." It's really remarkable. NICOLE KIDMAN We got this film [Karyn Kusama's undercover cop drama Destroyer] made, which probably would have been even harder before. I see that as part of the movement. And hopefully, there will be a lot more films with female directors. CLOSE I've been a part of two films that took 14 years to make. The first one was [2011's] Albert Nobbs and the second was [Bjorn Runge's marital drama] The Wife. It was actually hard to find actors who wanted to be in a movie called The Wife. It's two women writers. And, you know, starring a woman. No one wanted to [make it] and, most of the money, if not all the money, came from Europe. GAGA Your character in that film, the importance of her voice is so powerful. Looking back on your career through the lens of 2018, is there a time when you wish that you had spoken up? CLOSE I had one very subtle moment, when I think back on it. Nothing that threatened me, but just so subtle. It was at an audition, and the very famous, very big actor that I was reading with put his hand on my thigh. It had nothing to do with the character. Or the scene. It just froze me up. Because you're trying to do the scene, and all of a sudden you think, "Why is he doing that?" But now I realize … if I had said, "Oh, that feels good," who knows what [he was] trying to elicit? Or if it was even conscious on his part? But I really understand the freeze syndrome. Lady Gaga Talks 'A Star Is Born': "It Was Important to Me That I Gave Something I Don't Always Give" | Actress Roundtable GAGA It's a trauma response. REGINA KING I was talking to Maggie Gyllenhaal — just because we both have been acting for so long, and were young when we started — and I feel like I was very much aware of the pay differences between men and women. I knew it and I just said, "Yeah, OK. That's there. But I'm focusing on the work." So now it's like, "Oh, shoot. I never had a conversation with any of my female peers that were experiencing the same thing." HAHN Or even your team … KING My team, my agent, any of them … HAHN It was just assumed. KING Not that I was OK with it, but I was focusing on the art. HAHN That phrase of "gratitude," which we just had to hold on to … RACHEL WEISZ Grateful for … CLOSE The work. KIDMAN Having the job. HAHN Just to be able to be there. CLOSE To have a job. HAHN Which takes away your … KING Power. And those conversations are happening now? KING Yes, they are happening. It's an all-inclusive sisterhood now, that, I think, is pretty freaking fantastic. CLOSE We have to make sure that it doesn't go back. It will become part of our culture because we will not let it go away. GAGA When I started in the music business when I was around 19, it was the rule, not the exception, that you would walk into a recording studio and be harassed. It was just the way that it was. So I do wish that I had spoken up sooner. I did speak up about it. I was assaulted when I was young, and I told people. And, you know, there was a "boys club." Nobody wants to lose their power, so they don't protect you because if they say something, it takes some of their power away. What I hope is that these conversations come together — that it's not just about equal pay on one side … or equal billing over here … and then assault on this side. But that it all comes together and that this movement is all of those things. KIDMAN The sharing of information is so important. Working with younger actresses, I say, "Ask me anything and I'll answer. Ask me anything financially. If you need advice, just ask. I can only tell you what I advise and you might take it or leave it. But it's nice to have access to information." It's hard, especially if you are very young in this industry starting out, because you are trying to be good and obedient and to not be troublesome. But it's lovely to have a bunch of people that go, "Come ask us. We've got some experience and we're willing to share it." WEISZ I think about those young actresses who feel empowered and hopefully … I have a real problem with the idea of "strong women characters." Well, does that mean we have muscles or something? No one ever says that to a man. But [I want] young girls growing up [to] see stories being told where a woman takes a central role. Where she is not peripheral to the story. She's driving the story, and so, you as a kid can go, "Oh, that's me. I can identify." So, it's like a funny thing that [these stories] are coming together as women have been speaking up about harassment. I don't know if it is a coincidence that suddenly you (to Kidman) could get [financing] for your film, you (to Close) could get your film made. The Favourite apparently took 20 years to make. Because there is lesbianism and three females at the center of it. Glenn Close Says 'The Wife' Took 14 Years to Make | Actress Roundtable CLOSE I would think people would want to see that. (Laughter.) HAHN Delicious, right? Three women getting it on. WEISZ What was wrong with that 20 years ago? I don't know what's changed in the culture. GAGA I don't think it has changed. WEISZ But is [the exposure of] sexual harassment connected to how we are getting our stories told now? I can't figure out the chicken and the egg. Gaga, when you walked on set, and even before you signed on for A Star Is Born, how concerned were you that the performance would be compared to your own career? GAGA Well, first of all, I wanted to be an actress before I wanted to be a singer or musician. I went to the Lee Strasburg Institute. I studied at Circle in the Square. I studied Stanislavski technique, Meisner, Adler … I was really obsessed with method acting. For many years, I have created characters for myself. Because I did not make it as an actress. So, I made characters that I could be — so that I could be one. They were always in some way related to the woman that I wanted to sing to, and a part of me. So, like for my album Joanne, I had this vision of a woman with a baby in one hand and a pinot grigio in the other, in cutoff jeans. And her hair wild and in a bun. HAHN That's my Saturday. GAGA With Bradley [Cooper], what I did was, I said, "OK, I'm going to have to become someone that I do not have complete control over." I dyed my hair very early, before we started filming. I started to dress like her. I was writing music for the soundtrack and helping to hone Ally's sound, which was essentially something that was going to arise out of Jackson's sound, because she fell in love with him. I wanted Ally to be nothing like me. This was very important to me because the truth is, I am nothing like Ally. I created Gaga. Kathryn Hahn Finds Excitement in "Personal, Human Stories" Such as 'Private Life' | Actress Roundtable Is there a part you always wanted to play that you know you can't? KING A Joan of Arc-type character. Someone in history that wasn't black but I thought was a pretty amazing woman. That's interesting because there has been some controversy in the past year over who should be playing which characters. Scarlett Johansson was going to portray a transgender character and dropped out when there was backlash. Who gets to play what role? CLOSE That's a tricky question. First of all, what we are up to is a craft. And in your craft, you should be able to — within a certain reasonable parameter — play anyone. But there are diverse actors and actresses that have not been served. So it's up to the industry to nurture those actors. Nurture the trans actors, the people who don't get a chance. And then, the best person for the part should play it. KIDMAN The industry and the world are in enormous change right now. But maybe it's just the actor in me: Ultimately, it's the director's choice. Film is the director's medium, it's their vision ultimately. So, they're going to cast who they think is right for their film. KING But wouldn't it be fantastic if I did play Joan of Arc? GAGA I absolutely could see you do that. HAHN There are so many roles in the theater that would be amazing to play, that I can't wait for my kids to be a little bit older and to be able to get back to the theater. KIDMAN I did it in London recently, and it was hard. You miss bedtime. I can't miss bedtime. That makes me cry. GAGA There is a strength in vulnerability. What I really admire about what you all do — because this is new for me — is the places that you have to go to, deep, deep down every time, to play a role. When I'm onstage performing and doing music, I have the audience. It's like this adrenaline rush, and I'm talking to people and shouting at them. [But when you are acting,] there is no way that you're not going to the depths of who you are, into a very scary place. I just have to commend each and every one of you for it. Because I still feel like I am recovering from playing this role. WEISZ How unusual is it to see a woman work through her vulnerability and resilience and then to be born in that final moment [of A Star Is Born]? And a man to sacrifice himself for that purpose? It's quite unusual, don't you think? Regina King Praises 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Director Barry Jenkins | Actress Roundtable GAGA The way Bradley chose to end the film was extremely of the times. It was an unorthodox way, but it was the authentic way. And it changed as we were filming. The script was being rewritten and we had a trove of songs, so even on the day [of shooting], Bradley would be like, "No, we're going to do this song. Not this song. Switch it out." I'd be in my trailer at the piano, getting ready. Is there a piece of advice you got early on that has stuck with you? KIDMAN I was taught really early on never to cut a take. Only the director gets to cut. It can go off into God knows where, but something fantastic may come out of it. CLOSE Because I started in the theater, it took me so long to realize you didn't have to be perfect on the whole take. WEISZ I had a small part in a film and the director said to me, "Don't touch your hair." I don't know. That's less profound advice than yours. (Laughs.) HAHN I always touch my hair. KIDMAN Well, you've got great hair. I want to touch your hair. GAGA Do you feel like the cameras disappear? Because for me, they do. Like, I know that they are there, but when I am in the scene … I really feel them disappear. HAHN Yeah. CLOSE A wonderful direction I've never forgotten was, if you're lost, just drown in each other's eyes. KIDMAN Awesome. Rachel Weisz Says the Women Characters in 'The Favourite' Were Fully Formed | Actress Roundtable GAGA I like that. I'm going to take that. CLOSE It's so wonderful, because the most powerful thing that we have as human beings are our two eyes looking into two other eyes. HAHN There's this Alan Watts quote that I recently came upon: "You are under no obligation to be the person that you were five minutes ago." Which I think is a great way to be as a human. WEISZ Actually, you just made me think of some advice. I was feeling so shallow here. Like, touching hair? "She's real superficial, this lady." When you play a character, if someone says to you, "Your character wouldn't do that," that's just not true. Whatever happens in the take, even when it goes wrong and you want to say "cut" and you don't, that is your character. Whatever happens, that's the character. GAGA It's so interesting that you say that, because I'm sitting here listening to you talk, going like, "I do the opposite." I do certain things when I sing and I'm onstage. I have a certain way about me when I perform. And — sorry, I just touched my hair. (Laughter.) But I was really conscious and I wanted it to be pointed out when I was doing something that would look decidedly like me, the way that my fans see me. Because I wanted Ally to be so different. So I focused a lot on the way that I sang and the way that I moved my jaw. I also focused on the way that I held the microphone and the way that I communicated with the audience. I just wanted it to be so different. But it's so interesting to hear you say that, because during the scenes when I wasn't singing … I was doing more of that, letting things happen. How far do you immerse yourself in your roles? Nicole, on Destroyeryou play a cop … KIDMAN I entered so deeply into her. I don't always do this with a character, but this one I had to because I didn't want to feel like I was ever shifting into a performance: I stayed in character the whole time. I had to really learn how to use guns. I had no idea how. So I put in a lot of time. I live in Tennessee. I have a gun range just down from my house. I would go down there and I could shoot anything that is in that film. GAGA Living the role … how do you [separate] what's happening in your personal life when that is going on? KIDMAN Because of my kids. CLOSE Did you stay in the character when you went home? KIDMAN You didn't have to call me Erin, but it just kind of enters the psyche. My husband was like, "I cannot wait for this thing to end." CLOSE That was like when my daughter came up to me and said, "I want you. I want all of you." And she was 3. KIDMAN Children of artists … children of actors … CLOSE They feel your distraction, if you are working … WEISZ Cellphones can contribute to that as well, I think. KIDMAN They do feel it. My children have a musician father and an actress mother … but they are so loved. We are all in that position, right? But it's always that balance I find the hardest thing. I find it so hard. And, hopefully you build the intimacy with your child. (To Close) You have a fantastic relationship with your daughter. You've been through so much together, and they have an understanding of the artistic path. CLOSE The hardest thing for a child living through my [fame] is that they sense when people want their parents. It's the kind of lust of celebrity, and I think that can be very frightening to a child. Because it's like, "She's my mother." When Annie was really little and we would go in an airport and she'd see that face coming toward me, she would just go, "Stay away. She's mine." KING When [my son] sees it coming, and I may not be paying attention, he'll go, "Go to the left. Go to the left." Nicole Kidman Stayed in Character the Whole Time for 'Destroyer' | Actress Roundtable What's the best feedback that you've gotten from your kids? KIDMAN I did Aquaman, and I did it for them, actually, because when you do something like Destroyer you say, "They're never going to be seeing this." But you do Aquaman, and it's like, "Oh my gosh." I ate a gelatin goldfish in a scene, and they thought that was my best work. (Laughter.) WEISZ My son … the last two plays that I've done, if he's in the other room and I'm learning lines and I'm saying them out loud, he'll just shout from the other room, "True! False! False!" Because he knows better than I guess anyone when Mom is being a big old fakie. KIDMAN Wow. CLOSE Do you get to do it back to him? (Laughs.) HAHN That's incredible. GAGA Am I the only one here with no children? I'm the only one. KIDMAN [Weisz's story is] a great thing to be able to tell women. Because you can definitely have a child and have your career. You can do it. I mean, you're going to give up things. There is going to be compromise. But you can jump in and do it and it's fine. So many young actresses say to me, "How do you …?" I'm like, "If you want your baby, have your baby. Have it. If you don't want it, don't have it." But you can if you want to. GAGA It's special having children in your lives, that when you have that psychological change as you are taking on a role, that they sort of snap you out of it a bit, in a way. KING You make it work. CLOSE I thought a lot about this in the context of The Wife and my mom. Because my mom was very interesting, very smart … she never graduated from high school. She fell in love with my dad when she was 18. And she, at the end of her life, said to me, "I feel like I've accomplished nothing." I think about that a lot because we have our children and the nurturing/natural thing that we do as women, and then we have the need for personal fulfillment. We need to feed our souls, and our hearts. And that's what our work does. GAGA This actually made me want to have kids. That sounds lovely. Last question's a fun one: Who is a character that you've played that you would like to have dinner with? CLOSE The Marquise de Merteuil [from Dangerous Liaisons]. HAHN I completely forgot about that. KIDMAN Virginia Woolf. WEISZ Sorry to talk about The Favourite, but I would go back to 1708 England and have some tea with Queen Anne. KING Margie Hendrix. She was the singer in Ray, one of his lovers. HAHN Maybe I would say the rabbi [on Transparent]. I think that I could use a rabbi these days. Just to sit down and have tea with. GAGA Just because I've only been in one movie, doesn't mean that I wouldn't want to meet Ally! OK? (Laughs.) I just want to say, I was in Machete Kills. This interview originally appeared here.
    20. Warner Bros. has officially submitted A Star Is Born for consideration this upcoming Awards Season including The Oscars. The movies was suggested for 15 categories. Lady Gaga has been sent for Best Actress, and the movie as Original Picture. Previously, three songs from the soundtrack were submitted for the Best Original Song category: Always Remember Us This Way, I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version), and Shallow. But as of November 2, Warner Bros. has updated their Best Original Song submissions to just Shallow. With three songs submitted, only two could be nominated for the Best Original Song category. With the slight chance of that occurring, the votes would likely be split against herself resulting in a loss which is most likely why Warner Bros. has decided on just one consideration. Here you can find the full submissions list: The Official Academy Nominations will be announced earlier next year, but in the meantime we wish Lady Gaga and the rest of the cast the best of luck!
    21. Lady Gaga: "Today I wear the pants".

      Lady Gaga attended ELLE’s 25th annual Women in Hollywood event yesterday in Beverly Hills. She was one of many women honoured, along with fellow November Elle issue cover stars Shonda Rhimes, Sarah Paulson, Charlize Theron, Yara Shahidi, Angela Bassett, Keira Knightley, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, and Mia Farrow. Gaga walked the carpet in a statement piece by Marc Jacobs accompanied with Giuseppe Zanotti heels. She ultimately decided to wear this over-sized men's suit to make a stand against what Hollywood expects women to appear as. Mentioning in her speech below, she says: "I tried on dress after dress today getting ready for this event, one tight corset after another, one heel after another, a diamond, a feather, thousands of beaded fabrics, and the most beautiful silks in the world. But to be honest, I felt sick to my stomach. And i asked myself, 'What does it mean to be a woman in Hollywood?' We are not just objects to entertain the world. We are not members of a giant beauty pageant meant to be pit against one another for the pleasure of the public. We, women in Hollywood, we are voices. We have deep thoughts and ideas and beliefs and values about the world and we have the power to speak and be heard and fight back when we are silenced." Gaga made a long acceptance speech, opening up about mental health, her own sexual assault, and encouraged women to lift each other up using their voices. She also confirmed her engagement to Christian Carino following tons of speculation. Jennifer Lopez presented the award to Gaga. After the dinner, Gaga and her fellow Women In Hollywood recipients made their way to the press carpet to take some photos with their new awards.
    22. Lady Gaga is Being Born Again

      I feel like I’m still a fetus,” says Lady Gaga, looking impeccably glamorous in a wide-belted black Alaïa dress, stabby heels, extravagant lashes, and dark brows, her platinum hair framing her face in soft waves. What she looks like (no doubt deliberately) is a midcentury Italian film star—Monica Vitti in some long-lost Antonioni picture, or a tiny, blond Sophia Loren. What she means is that she feels like she’s just getting started as an artist—that she’s only accomplished a fraction of what she still plans to do—but I have a hard time wrapping my head around this notion, considering the decade she’s just had. Ten years ago, with the release of her first album, The Fame, Lady Gaga went from struggling burlesque performer and New York club kid to global pop phenomenon in what seemed like the blink of an eye. Since then, she’s put out five studio albums, one soundtrack album, and 18 singles; performed at the Super Bowl; and won six Grammys and a Golden Globe, among other things. She’s won fashion awards and collaborated with famous artists and sung duets with Tony Bennett. Two years ago, while filming a Netflix documentary about her life, Gaga: Five Foot Two, she landed the leading role in a major Hollywood movie. She would play the Janet Gaynor/Judy Garland/Barbra Streisand role in A Star Is Born, opposite Bradley Cooper. All of which is to say that if anyone inhabits a parallel universe where the bar for achievement is set so impossibly high that Lady Gaga ranks as artistically prenatal, it’s probably just Lady Gaga. A few days after our meeting, A Star Is Born premieres at the Venice Film Festival. Lady Gaga is there in a Valentino gown adorned with billowy pink ostrich feathers. Halfway through the screening, a fluke lightning accident momentarily interrupts the film, which nonetheless goes on to get an eight-minute standing ovation and mostly rapturous reviews. In 2016, while accepting the Golden Globe award for her role in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel, Lady Gaga said that she’d wanted to be an actress before she wanted to be a singer, but that music had worked out first. Now that acting has worked out as well, it’s unclear what more she could do. Mars colony, maybe. Flying cars. Universal health care. “The character of Ally is informed by my life experience. But I also wanted to make sure that she was not me. It was a cadence of both.” Lady Gaga has a commanding presence. She sits like an Olympic gymnast nailing a landing. Chatting with her in the kitchen of her otherworldly, six-acre Mediterranean-style estate, which features an eight-horse stable, a dressage rink, a bowling alley, a saltwater pool, and a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, I have the feeling that I may have temporarily crossed over into this other, extra dimension. The woman comes across as a sweetheart, but the artist is a machine. In person, she’s warm but guarded, friendly but cautious, passionate but preternaturally poised. Her house is cozy and filled with people—assistants; her manager; her mom, Cynthia, visiting from New York. (“Don’t we look alike?” Lady Gaga asks after introducing me. They really do.) The house is more traditional than you’d expect, more befitting a Stefani Germanotta (her given name) made insanely good than the pop performance artist who once wore a dress made out of meat to the MTV Video Music Awards. I mean, the French provincial sofas are draped in quilts. The fireplace is flanked by a big TV and an old Italian movie poster of A Star Is Born starring Judy Garland, a gift from Gaga’s boyfriend, CAA agent Christian Carino. It’s all slightly disorienting. We could be in a Nancy Meyers movie. Or a Star Trek episode. A decade into her career, Lady Gaga is being born again, as a movie star, and she truly is a revelation. This might just be the most remarkable thing about A Star Is Born—that, beyond the fact that she’s unrecognizable, she feels new. Among the most notable things about her character, Ally, is how stripped down she looks, how vulnerable. Gaga has shown glimpses of this before. We’ve seen it in her hilarious Saturday Night Live sketches, her album Joanne, and her documentary, in which she appears in sweatpants. “The character of Ally is informed by my life experience,” Lady Gaga says. “But I also wanted to make sure that she was not me. It was a cadence of both.” Ally is talented but insecure. She writes but won’t perform her own songs. She’s been dissuaded from pursuing her dreams by an industry that doesn’t believe in her, that tells her she looks wrong for the part. She reluctantly allows Jackson Maine (played by Cooper) to draw her into his world, to involve her in his music, until she meets the manager who begins her transformation into a commercial pop star. Metallic pleated dress, Givenchy, $9,490.Stainless steel watch, Tudor, $2,200 .Leather pumps, Manolo Blahnik, $695. Hair by Frederic Aspiras for Amika Haircare; makeup by Sarah Tanno for Marc Jacobs Beauty; manicure by Miho Okawara for Miho Nails; produced by Gabe Hill at GE Projects For all Lady Gaga’s talents as a singer, songwriter, and actress, it’s her metatalent for fame—a condition she single-mindedly pursued, investigated, interrogated, and named an album, an EP, and a fragrance after—that catapulted her into global stardom. It’s on this theme, one on which the movie largely hinges, where Gaga and her fictional counterpart, Ally, diverge the most: Once Gaga made the decision to become a performer, she didn’t let anything stop her. Early in her career, she understood that Stefani Germanotta, the classically trained Catholic schoolgirl, was talented enough to be successful, but that only Lady Gaga could erupt on the global scene, fully formed. Ally’s character, by contrast, is like a window into a Sliding Doors–like look at how things might have gone. “When I watched the film for the first time,” Gaga says, “I said, Oh my gosh, I thought she was really sad at the end of the movie, but I didn’t realize how sad she really was at the beginning. She’s really kind of a depressed girl. She works as a catering girl. She has her friend Ramon, who is very important to her. She takes care of her dad at home and takes care of all the drivers who come and have breakfast in the morning. But she’s truly given up on herself as a musician." This latest version of A Star Is Born is the fourth iteration of the classic melodrama about the effects of fame and addiction on a relationship. Cooper’s Jackson Maine is an alcoholic rock superstar on the wane who falls in love with a singer-songwriter he happens to meet at a drag club, where he’s stopped for a drink after a concert because he can’t face going home. “He said to me, ‘There can be a hundred people in the room, and 99 of them won't believe in you, but all you need is one. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper first met years ago on the set of Saturday Night Live, but it wasn’t until she performed at Sean Parker’s 2016 cancer benefit that they connected. Lady Gaga’s reps had alerted her that the actor would be in attendance, and that he planned to direct A Star Is Born and was looking to cast the female lead. Lady Gaga knew she wanted it. She sang “La Vie en Rose,” which ended up in the movie as the first song Jackson watches Ally perform—the song that makes him fall in love with her. “I was completely blown away,” Cooper says of that night. “I called her agent and said, ‘Can I meet with her?’ And then, the next day, she said yes, and I drove up to her house, and then that was it.” Gaga says the connection was instantaneous. “Before I knew it, I was making him pasta, feeding him, and we were talking and laughing. Then he wanted to hear us sing together, and asked if I would sing a song called ‘Midnight Special’ with him. I printed out the sheet music, and I brought it out to the piano, and I was so nervous. And so I’m sight-reading the music at the piano, and we start to sing, and I hear Bradley’s voice, and I just stopped playing, and I said, ‘Oh my gosh, Bradley, you can sing.’ It’s incredible,” she says. Once she was cast, Cooper and screenwriters Eric Roth and Will Fetters worked on the script while Gaga worked on the soundtrack. “I wrote it for her, to play it. I asked her so many questions, and wanted to mine so much of the things that she told me. That completely formed the creation of Ally,” Cooper says. “We really were very vulnerable [together]. I had a lot of belief in her magic. It’s one thing to have a sense of it, and then watch it, before your eyes, every day, shooting.” In order to portray an unknown singer, Gaga drew from her insecurity as an actress. “I will never forget the first scene we did together in this Mexican restaurant. Bradley got some tacos and brought them to the table. Then he said something to me, but it wasn’t what was in the script, and I didn’t know what to do, so I just said my line. Then he said something else, and I didn’t know what to do because I thought I was just supposed to be saying what was on the page. So I just said another line—the next line. Seeing that I wasn’t going off-script, he said, ‘Are you okay?,’ and I just started to cry.” Through this, she learned to focus more on the story than the lines. So when it came to the concert scenes, where their experience was reversed, she tried the same technique. “When we sang ‘Shallow’ together at the concert, after he runs over and starts to pull me on the stage, I didn’t think, ‘I haven’t made it yet as a singer.’ All I had to do was go, ‘I haven’t made it yet as an actress.’ ” Heather Perry: The thing that I was most impressed with was that she’s a very strong businesswoman. In anything she does, you’re like, She’s such a boss. When Gaga was 14, she was shopping at a boutique on the West Side—singing, as one does—and a sales guy approached her and offered to give her the phone number of his uncle, a vocal coach. Don Lawrence, whom she calls the aortic valve to her career, made time in his schedule to work with her. “Later, I remember we were talking one day—we used to talk a little bit during our lessons, because we liked each other so much—and I said, ‘I just don’t know how I’m gonna make it,’ ” she says. “I was taking meetings with entertainment attorneys and knocking on people’s doors, trying to get them to listen to demos that I made on a four-track Tascam cassette player, and he said to me, ‘There can be a hundred people in the room, and 99 of them won’t believe in you, but all you need is one.’ ” After high school, Gaga enrolled in Collaborative Arts Project 21 through NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts but dropped out after a year—“when I decided to really say, ‘Sorry, Mom and Dad,’ and be a starving artist on the Lower East Side,” she says. She worked three jobs, including one as a go-go dancer. She used to call clubs and pretend to be her own manager. She would haul her piano from gig to gig. Once, while performing at a jazz bar where a crowd of frat boys wouldn’t be quiet, she stripped down to her underwear to get their attention. The moment was a turning point—it made her understand something about commanding attention. “I already knew that she was this authentic, open, raw, real artist who could sing and write songs and be this quadruple threat,” says Heather Parry, who produced the Netflix documentary and executive-produced the film. “But the thing that I was most impressed with was that she’s a very strong businesswoman. In anything she does, you’re like, She’s such a boss.” A Star Is Born, of course, is an evergreen, regenerative parable on the price of fame—which may be a bit of a chestnut, but it works. The best stories about the human experience are the ones in which ordinary people are made to withstand extraordinary forces—alcoholism, physical and emotional trauma, global stardom, the merciless machinery of capitalism. Lady Gaga is an artist. She feels things profoundly. She’s grappled with the inherited trauma of the death of her father’s sister at 19; with the emotional trauma of having been bullied in school and later sexually assaulted; with the physical trauma of a hip injury and surgery that left her with chronic generalized pain. But pain is the ballast against which sublimity takes shape. I can’t make music or act without using and accessing the pain that I have in my heart. I mean, what better place to put it? In one of the most moving scenes of her documentary, Gaga is getting ready to perform at the Super Bowl, but she’s feeling melancholic. “I’m so excited to do it,” she says, “but I can’t help but realize that when I sold 10 million records, I lost Matt [Williams, her ex-boyfriend and ex-stylist]. I sold 30 million and lost Luc [Carl, her ex-boyfriend]. I did a movie and lose Taylor [Kinney, her ex-fiancé]. It’s like a turnover,” she says. “This is the third time I’ve had my heart broken like this.” At the start of A Star Is Born, it’s a scene about Jackson, not Ally, that gets at the heart of the experience. “For me, in music and in acting, I’m always pulling from my past experiences, family dynamics, relationships, pain, happiness, joy, the roller coaster ride of my life—how that has kind of created this beautiful disco ball that’s somehow refracted and fractured,” she says. “The opening moment, where you see him pop some pills, down some booze, hop onstage, and just electrify the audience until the last bass note hits, and the limousine door shuts as the cameras are flashing, and it goes to total silence—this is how I feel as a performer. That’s what it feels like when you go onstage, and there are 20,000 people screaming, and you’re singing, and dancing, and performing, and then the show is over, and there is no sound. It’s emotional.” “Success tests relationships,” she continues. “It tests families. It tests your dynamic with your friends. There is a price to stardom.” But, she adds, “I can’t make music or act without using and accessing the pain that I have in my heart. I mean, what better place to put it? Otherwise, it’s of no good use. This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of ELLE.
    23. A Star is Born + ANSWER Streaming Party

      To celebrate the release of Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" Soundtrack and BTS' "Answer", Gaga and BTS fan accounts will be hosting a huge streaming party on Twitter! We will be joining fellow Twitter users @btschartdata, @BTS_Billboard, @btsanalytics, @btsvotingteam, @LadyGagaLGN, @gagamonster96, @antpats2, @gagadaily, @LGMonsterFacts and @RDTLadyGaga for the largest streaming party our fanbase has done! An identical playlist on Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal will be provided, interchanging between songs from both albums. The streaming party will take place on both today and Sunday at 7pm EDT (see poster below for more). Be sure to join us! Add the hashtags #BTSxGaga and #ASIBxAnswer to your tweets. Click on the picture to start streaming! Alternative link: http://smarturl.it/ASIBxANSWER
    24. Lady Gaga joined Zane Lowe on Beats 1 to discuss her movie 'A Star Is Born' with Bradley Cooper. You can watch the full interview below.
    25. Lady Gaga appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote her new movie A Star is Born. Gaga sat down with Stephen to discuss the film soundtrack, Bradley's Cooper support and her thoughts on the debate Dr. Ford - Kavanaugh. You can also find some candids of Lady Gaga's arrival at the studios on our gallery.
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