Lady Gaga has redefined music and fashion in the world and there is no one else like her. She is a walking-talking piece of art who has made her own way without taking any favors. The only thing that we can say about her uniqueness is that she was born this way and thank God for that.
#1: She started as a Go-go dancer
Lady Gaga had to struggle a lot at the start of her journey. The most commendable thing about her is the fact that she got it all by working hard. She Go-go danced in bars until her musical career took off. Go-go dancers entertain crowds at nightclubs and pubs. Her journey from a Go-go to Gaga has been amazing.
#2: Inspiration behind her name
Lady Gaga has become a household name, but at first, people were very curious about her name (Some of us are still curious). Lady Gaga’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta and her stage name, Lady Gaga, is a reference to the popular song “Radio Ga-Ga” by Queen. Gaga is a huge fan of Queen and he has been a very big influence in her life.
#3: She is a natural Brunette
Although, nothing about her look is permanent. Lady Gaga is a natural Brunette and not a Blonde. She bleached her hair blonde in light of the fact that she was being mistaken for Amy Winehouse by interviewers while trying to make it big. So, in order to create a separate and unique identity, she changed her hair color.
#4: She sold a million album copies in a week
Lady Gaga is the 5th woman to sell 1 million album copies in a week, after Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Norah Jones, and Taylor Swift. Amazon sold 440,000 copies of the album (Born This Way) in its first two days at a price of 99 cents, they lost $3 million. This contributed to the album’s 662,000 digital sales, the highest one-week digital total of all time.
#5: She was bullied in school
Lady Gaga was a little chubby when she was in high school and people were not kind to her there. Everyone used to constantly bully her for her looks and her hair. They used to call her ‘Rabbit teeth’ to tease her and humiliate her.
#6: Her manager refused Weird Al without asking her
Gaga’s manager once acted on his own accord, enraging her in the process. He denied permission to Weird Al Yankovic, when he asked for permission to parody her song, “Born this way”. Gaga only discovered this when one of her close friends showed her the YouTube video of the parody Yankovic had just uploaded to his account. After that, she personally called him and asked him to add the song in his album.
#7: Her Boyfriend did not believe in her
When Gaga was still trying to make it big in the industry, her then-boyfriend told her that she would never have success, that she would be never nominated for a Grammy Award and never have a hit song. He stated that he wanted her to fail. He clearly did not realize her potential and talent.
#8: Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia
Lady Gaga was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a rheumatic condition characterized by muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness and localized tenderness at specific points on the body. This can be attributed to her harsh and busy lifestyle. You have to give some to get some.
#9: She was Paris Hilton’s classmate
Gaga went to the same school as Paris Hilton and Nicky Rothschild. They were classmates at Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private Catholic school in New York City. At that time none of them knew about their future and how big they would become.
#10: She was almost in the Dark Knight Trilogy
When Christopher Nolan was still searching for a potential Selina Kyle, he considered Lady Gaga for the role, due to her unique style. She was in the run for the role for a long time and she was heavily considered for the role of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
James Gunn was really important for Guardians Vol 3, and everyone wanted to see his brainchild become a full-fledged adult! Disney realized how Gunn had evolved as a person and become so much better than what he was 9-10 years ago. So, they listened to the fans and brought the man back to expand the cosmos of the MCU. The advantage that the world gained from Gunn’s firing is that he was hired by WB to direct The Suicide Squad. So now instead of just one movie, the fans will get two great ensembles from him.
Now hopping back to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, it is one of the most anticipated movies of Phase 3 since it is going to wrap up the trilogy of the Space Avengers. Marvel Leaker Roger Wardell reported that the movie is going to be jam-packed as we’re going to meet Drax’s daughter Moon Dragon, Rocket’s creator High Evolutionary and Rocket’s love interest Lylla. This film may actually mark the end of the journey for Rocket Raccoon as it will deal with his past, and bringing in his love interest, it could also give him a happy retirement just like in the comics.
Talking about Lylla, Rocket’s love interest, a tweet from Film Updates suggests that Marvel is eying Lady Gaga to voice Lylla. It’s going to be awesome because we’ve already seen the amazing chemistry between Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. So, that’s going to continue in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and we just cannot ask for more. But just pray that we won’t get any original songs from the pop star and we’ll be fine. James Gunn already puts in quite a lot of songs, now we cannot afford the film to turn into a Musical!
Now talking to Deadline James Gunn, he has given us an insight upon how he was invited back to take on the Guardians again by Walt Disney Studios chief Alan Horn:
“I was about to sit down and talk about Suicide Squad with DC and I was excited about that. Alan asked me to come talk to him. I really believe he is a good man and I think he hired me back because he thought that was the right thing to do. I’ve known him a little, going back to the Scooby-Doo movies. I’ve always liked and admired him. I was touched by his compassion.
You hear in Hollywood that everybody’s cutthroat. That’s true of a section of this industry, but there’s also a lot of really good people. I’m always attracted to finding that goodness in places we don’t expect, often in the characters in my movies. I got a little bit teary-eyed in his office. And then I had to go tell Kevin Feige I had just decided to do Suicide Squad, so that made me very nervous.”
Gunn claimed that this film is going to be very special for Rocket. In his interview with Deadline, he talked about the reason why he is really excited to be back on the ship with Guardians. And that reason is Rocket Raccoon. He said:
“When you asked me what was saddest for me when I thought it was gone—and anybody at Marvel can tell you—it’s this very strange and attached relationship to Rocket. Rocket is me, he really is, even if that sounds narcissistic. Groot is like my dog. I love Groot in a completely different way. I relate to Rocket and I feel compassion for Rocket, but I also feel like his story has not been completed. He has an arc that started in the first movie, continued into the second and goes through Infinity War and Endgame, and then I was set to really finish that arc in Guardians 3. That was a big loss to me—not being able to finish that story—though I was comforted by the fact that they were still planning to use my script.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will supposedly hit the theatres in May 2022.
Power to the stars who are going to give birth to the violent love at the theatres. The Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga vehicle is the immense power who will bare it all on the concert production by Todd Philipps, (Currently shooting The Joker). The musical pair on-screen are not your usual lovers who perform at gay bars and sing Midnight Special at their loft, the classic folk song of the Credence ClearwaterRevival that has originated among prisoners in the American South. A Star is Born is the American Technicolor Romance that never lacked originality and bemoaned it’s Hollywood tendency to kill creative paths. The five iterations of the tragic musical have swooned the lovers on their shoes and have provided them the temperature to gauge themselves, since growing up with music was a huge part of lives.
There are four versions of the story; Janet Gaynor and Frederic March, the one in 1937; was the fatal obsession behind achieving one’s dreams. The next one in 1954 was with Judy Garland and Jason Mason the one where an actor helped a singer gain recognition whilst his popularity de-treated. The one in 1976 involved Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson which was a vibrant and moving film even after alcohol depictions and acting chops had changed over time. Every previous version has found their money monster with the world appraising their colour of love. The passing of the line “I just wanted to take another look at you” is the dialogue rampage which has simultaneously been used in the past three movies and is the source of meme nowadays.
The remake co-written and directed by Hangover actor is the worldwide movie he stars opposite Lady Gaga. Bradley Cooper has locked hours behind his performance that is praiseworthy of either a Glastonbury or Coachella tour. His vision reproduced and repurposed certain imagery of the previous movies for the art.
As Bradley approaches the narrative from a personal space, he won’t mention where, the star spends time interrogating his co-star along with his writer Eric Roth, introspecting every personal moment of Lady Gaga that will add relevance to her character Ally needed for the gravity of the movie. Lady Gaga’s interaction with Sean Parker and her early days singing at Drag Bars became the foundation where the pair’s meet got invented. Thanks to mini coopers and guys going gaga (officially Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fans) they have made Shallow the song of the year as it stands no.1 on I Tunes.
Remember in Woman in Black, how Radcliffe chose his godson to establish a relationship between the father-son conversation exchange. For the authenticity of the cast, he added people who were mercurial to his early days of being an addict, which even involved his Ear doctor. Bradley’s glowing Oscar nomination was the beginning of the joyous period, a fact the actor yet cannot fathom of how he could not be excited for people to see his romantic creativity. The present movie image sees Jackson Maine captured within the star-making machinery where he cannot voice his realizations. His presentation is an ode to previous versions of Hollywood’s love story. As a service to the audiences here is some of the Bradley-isms, homages, swan songs and Easter eggs that compiles the best of the stadium mic; as we dive in.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the One and Only Judy Garland
A devoted following for the start of Wizard of The Oz deserves your attention since she got defeated by Grace Kelly at the Oscars. She was the actor following for womanhood. In the earlier moments of the film, Gaga recites the famous “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” humming her tribute to Garland’s wonderful singer character that was portrayed in the 1937 film, when she meets James Mason the alcoholic actor in decline. Garland’s film career itself had been on a decline since she played Dorothy in the magical Wizard of Oz. It is the musical note of this Somewhere Over the Rainbow” song that produces the movie title under the carbon white lamp spotlight.
Lady Gaga kickstarted her career at Drag Bars
The musical drama might be the vision of Cooper’s, but it is the rendition of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose” in a gay bar, a significance for those of us familiar with the singer’s real-life story. Some will contend that this is the true Bradley Cooper story but not only the multi-faceted talent directed the film but also wrote its screenplay alongside (Forest Gump’s Eric Roth) and is also the castor behind Lady Gaga’s portrayal of Ally.
As both stars narrated it to the press, Bradley was looking for his mistress singer, until he came across her performance of the “La Vie en Rose” at the 2016 gala opening for the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. The star admitted himself that he had found the one and the next day approached Gaga in gauging her interest to be his co-star. This is when Gaga reveals about her starting days performing in drag bars in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Her statement at the Toronto film Festival explained how she used to make a joke,
“Behind every female icon is a gay man. I really wouldn’t be here without the gay community, what they have taught me about love and acceptance and bravery.”
Also, on her casting suggestion for Drag Bar performers, Cooper was happy to collaborate with Willam Belli and D.J. “Shangela” Pierce. Willam Belli confessed that Cooper trusted them to improve since had confidence over them on what goes inside the dressing room scene. The exact words were,
“You guys know what goes on in a drag dressing room better than me, do your thing.’ He just let me go off and do a bunch of jokes.”
Absolutely delighted with their performances, he asked them to come back and film more scenes on the set than what was originally intended as per the script. One bonus scene includes Jackson waiting for Ally outside while she is changing clothes inside as she counts money performing for Shanghella, while the bar has closed. This made Belli’s and Pierce’s work serve as real instruments to the film by being hilarious and heartwarming.
Mind those Eyebrows
Eyebrows play an important part for every iteration of A Star is Born. In the movie, Janet Gaynor’s character got an elaborate makeover before the screen test. The actor appears completely heinous before the makeover is removed by the gentleman character James Mason who personally helps remove the face paint and the awful eyebrows to be added. As shown in the below picture James Mason does exactly what Cooper did to Lady Gaga during the oft wipe-out makeup encounter.
There was a campy gender swipe of makeover sessions that take place between Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Barbara impressing Kris Kristofferson’s eyebrow while in the bathtub. She also applies mascara on his cheek and tells him, “Oooh, you’re so pretty.”, probably could be defined as an out of the context homage jammed into his one. The W.T.F. moment is completely lit by candles stuffed into Schlitz beer cans. When Jackson sees Ally performing Édith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose” in gay makeup, he becomes so turned on and emotionally wrecked by her performance that he removes her make up backstage. After peeling Lady Gaga’s eyebrows, he peppers her with a question about her makeup application—queries that Gaga said sprang from Cooper’s genuine curiosity.
Cooper on Lady Gaga’s Nose: More Creepy than Cute
Touching faces has been the art for most actors as the sign of the first physical contact between characters, even before holding hands. In the movie, most of the face touching description takes place around Gaga’s nose- a feature around which Gaga feels insecure more than her songwriting. Ally feels complex when it comes to her looks. Her scrutiny is inspired by Lady Gaga’s real life as an up and coming artist. When Cooper first touches the Lady’s nose it’s meant to be a meet- cute. But, it turns out to be the salvo for more creepy than cute.
The film’s theme song Shallow is sung by Gaga’s nasal cavity if one observes, destining it for high school recital glory. Jackson Maine’s character is the complainant about pop music legends such as Waylon Jennings through his beard. The film is a musical about the star-studded: Dave Chappelle, Halsey, Alec Baldwin, and Sam Elliott who all make appearances. But if there is one supporting actor whose performance isn’t mentioned. It’s Lady Gaga’s nose during drama, romance, remake, concert documentary that can also be described as two and a half hours of schnoz porn.
As Gaga remembers:
“Almost every single person I’ve come in contact with in the music industry has told me that my nose is too big and that I won’t make it,” Ally tells Jackson, a statement inspired by the real-life scrutiny Gaga faced as an up-and-coming artist. I was told when I was first starting out that I should get a nose job,”
Also, Gaga further elaborates how her character talks about how ugly she feels, she starts preaching when she is insecure but doesn’t actually practice what she always starts preaching. It’s Jackson display of exaggerated flattery that gets her character dependent on his approval.
The dog adopted in Jackson- Ally’s adaptation is not just any other dog but Bradley Cooper’s real-life dog. And his Dog’s casting was completely important and eternal for Cooper. The dog adopted by the couple played by Charlie, Cooper’s real-life pooch acts his tail off in this one. Cooper explains that to keep his [late father] close, he needed to the small things that meant a deal to him. One of it happens to be Cooper’s dog Charlie named after his late father. In the movie, the couple doesn’t have a child together, but they do have a dog which seals their marital relationship on a whole other level.
The Ear Doctor
In Cooper’s “Star is Born Jackson’s” Character suffers from an ear deficiency which makes it hard for him to sing before his mic. Cooper was hell-bent on depicting his character’s seriousness to be realistically deficient. So, to do so he consulted his own ear doctor, William Slattery III, M.D., president of the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles and even gave him a cameo in the film. The Doctor was so surprised with his casting flourish, he considered himself to be in a different world. Cooper even name-checked his doctor at the Los Angeles premiere as he was so pleased with his cameo’s performance.
The casting of Friends and Family
Cooper’s family cast involves near and dear ones, to begin off with is Dave Chappelle, whom Cooper met several years ago. It was the crowd at Cooper’s onstage performance of “The Elephant Man”, that caught the attention of the comedian. The duo stayed till the end of 4:30 A.M. talking and eventually exchanged numbers. Cooper wanted to have a true-blue friend that only wasn’t like Chapelle but could play him on screen. Their dynamic was so warm and so dynamic, that Cooper flew to Ohio twice to convince the comedian for an acting Comeback. The actor ended having cast the comedian’s daughter Sanaa as his character’s daughter. Here is what A blown away Chappelle thought about his friend’s movie.
“Tonight is the first time I’ve seen myself in a good-ass movie,”
Cooper also took in Alias co-stars Ron Rifkin as the head of the rehab facility where Jackson checks into and Greg Grunberg as Jackson’s limo driver. Also, Cooper felt that since this movie is about an epic musical saga, the rite of passage from father to daughter should be given to Andrew Dice Clay whose album Cooper memorized in 8th grade to play Gaga’s on-screen father. Gabe Fazio who is Cooper’s grad school buddy plays Tommy in the musical. He also cast Drena de Niro daughter of Robert de Niro his co-star in Silver Lining Playbook, so this entre filling is like a family tree of the best gang of Hollywood romantics.
70’s costume nostalgia
There was a fabulous on-screen credit reading in the 1976 remake which said “Ms. Streisand’s clothes from . . . her closet.” Streisand was famously remembered for wearing her own clothes in the movie, which became the inspiration for Eric Benach’s design bespoke for Jackson’s Shirt and Belts. Meanwhile, Benach successfully transpires Gaga’s fashion through costume, beginning with T-shirts and jeans and building up to high-designer fashion once Ally finds fame. The film’s production notes also include vintage wear for Ally’s closet, where the character’s wedding dress was a nod to Streisand’s own bohemian bridal look.
Jackson Maine character’s backstory for Cooper is the partially inspired line in Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography about how the rocker “took his father’s voice.” In a line exchange with Vanity Fair interview, Cooper admitted that he wanted to be like his father as he grew up. So, following the two sentiments, he created a heart-breaking storyline between Jackson and brother/father figure played by Sam Elliott.
Cooper made sure that Elliot spend hours with his vocal coach to approximate his twang such that Cooper and Elliot’s voice matched on a baritone ground level. Their voices needed to be inseparable then only would their relationship would be the equalizer to their perfect sentiments. It was Cooper’s voice that Elliot decided to take on that role and as for the shaggy hair and the beard look, Cooper spent several days shadowing Pearl Jam frontrunner Eddie Vader in Seattle. Certain mannerisms like the way Cooper crushed his pills with the heels of his boots were inspired from his dreams. When most country singers used to wear hats during their live performances, Cooper did the opposite. He took off his hat to look the most vulnerable when he was onstage.
“Just Wanted to Take Another Look at You”
After the curtain to their performance Shallow on stage, Cooper drops Ally at her place only to roll down the windows of his Jackson and say those lines, “Hey” and then the service of the iconic line to Lady Gaga which has been used in every “A Star is Born” movie to bookend the classic forever. And just like that, a romance is reborn and the iconic Line.
Pop singer Lady Gaga and Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper are going work together for a remake of classic Hollywood musical drama “A Star is Born”.
Warner Bros made an announcement this week that the movie will be directed by Bradley Cooper, which will be his debut movie, and for Lady Gaga, 30, this will be her debut movie as a lead character in the feature film.
The singer wrote on Twitter “I’m elated to be directed by & starring w/ Bradley in this project. He’s a brilliant visionary artist. #AStarIsBorn #AStarIsBornCooperGaga.”
But there is no formal announcement of the release date for the project.
Gaga will see composing and perform songs for the movie. The singer was recently seen in the fifth season of the FX series “American Horror Story.”
Cooper who has been nominated four times for the oscar awards for his brilliant roles in “American Hustle,” “Aloha” and “The Hangover”, and one for producing movies “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Limitless” and “War Dogs.”
A Star is Born first hit the theaters in 1937 featuring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. It is based on a story of a young aspiring woman who arrives in Hollywood and is helped by an old man.
Then it’s remake was made in 1954 with Garland and James Mason, and in 1976 lead role was played by Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
Initially, actor and director Clint Eastwood were chosen to direct and to play a lead role in the movie, but plans got changed after Beyonce who was going to play a lead female character turned down the offer due to her numerous attempts to synchronize her dates with Eastwood.
However, Cooper will be now working with Will Fetters on the script, and he will produce this movie along with Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, and his joint partner Todd Philips, while Basil Lwanks will be the executive producer.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her self-empowering messages, fashion, and live performances. Gaga initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career.
With global album and single sales of 28 million and 140 million respectively, as of April 2015, she is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Her achievements include 12 Guinness World Records, six Grammy Awards, and a Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Icon Award—first artist ever to win.
Millions of fans from around the world can’t get enough of this daring diva, so I thought I would share some facts you might not be aware of.
Nicknames: Gagaloo, Loopy, Mother Monster, Rabbit Teeth, The Germ, Stefi, Little Mermaid, Sister Swine.
Favorite color: Black, lavender, and dark pink
Favorite painting:Nighthawks, by Edward Hopper
Favorite flower: White roses
Favorite film director: Martin Scorsese
Favorite drink: Jameson Whiskey on the Rocks
Favorite candy: Gummies
Left or right handed: Left handed
Greatest flaw: Trust everyone
Best advice ever given: “If you don’t have shadows, you’re not standing in the light.”
Favorite songs from her albums:“Paparazzi” (The Fame), “Alejandro” (The Fame Monster), “Marry the Night”, “Black Jesus + Amen Fashion” (Born This Way) “Jewels N’ Drugs”, “Venus”, “Applause”, “Do What U Want” (ARTPOP).
Favorite book:Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke
Biggest regret: “[I] don’t have any.”
Her motto: Life is a performance
You have to hand it to this lady for many reasons, and she is an inspiration to millions of people. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of her music, but I totally respect her as a person and an artist. Her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl 50 was awesome in my opinion!
Looking forward to what this creative diva has in store for the future.
Times Style Magazine (2009)
Tattoo (Referring to her next chosen single, which was Alejandro)
You have to hand it to Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for coming up with shows that not only entertain but challenge cinematic norms. First, we had Glee. Then American Horror Story. And now Scream Queens. Each show is different in the issues they handle and the audiences they cater to. It’s humbling and mind-blowing to know that the same minds are behind all three shows. No appreciation is enough appreciation for Murphy-Falchuk.
AHS is an uphill series. American Horror Story: Hotel, the fifth season of AHS, has taken the show to new heights. With its intense acting, phantasmagorical cinematography, graphic content and music score, Checking In is probably the best season premiere that AHS have ever given its viewers.
No one will ever accuse AHS of being tame. And when we meet Lady Gaga’s Countess and Matt Bomer’s Donovan, we also see Murphy’s best work till date. It was one of the most engrossing scenes I have seen on television. It had my full and complete attention for the entirety of six minutes. It was everything AHS is: bloody, racy, sexy and supernatural-y. I cannot think of a better introduction for Lady Gaga and Matt Bomer into the AHS family.
The power couple getting ready for their night out was a treat to watch. Matt Bomer bares more in AHS than in both the Magic Mike movies combined. The direction and cinematography was one of a kind and an absolute treat to watch. The upbeat music and the actors portray something that dialogues never could: the show is picking up pace and picking it up fast.
In all but six minutes, they pick up a couple from Hollywood Forever Cemetery (which was, ironically, screening Nosferatu) and bring them back to the Hotel Cortez. They indulge in an orgy which ends up being a bold, bloody and racy piece of art. If Lady Gaga’s meat suit surprised you, her choice of outfit in this scene will blow you away.
The raw emotion and confidence exuding from Bomer’s Donovan was a complete delight. His character is the darkest he has played till date and his growth as an actor is obvious in the series. His journey from Neal Caffrey to Felix Turner to Donovan is something every fan can be proud of.
Lady Gaga brings not only her talent to the show but also the aura of mystery around her. Hats off to Murphy for using and developing her eccentricities and glamour. For me, Gaga is the perfect Countess and Bomer the perfect paramour for her.
If we can move beyond the gore and the sex, and look at the aesthetics of it, the direction is beyond excellence and fits the mood like a jigsaw puzzle. You know these actors can act and Murphy can write when they can execute a six-minute long scene with nothing but looks and score.
You know it’s a good scene when dialogue is not necessary and looks do all the acting. The song, “Tear You Apart” by She Wants Revenge was the best substitute for dialogue. If I had the option of watching one scene all my life, it would be this scene.
One thing that broke our heart, however, was the absence of Jessica Lange, even though we had months to prepare for it.