Lady Gaga On Stage Chemistry With Bradley Cooper: “Fooled Ya!”

Lady Gaga on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

One of THE highlights of the Academy Awards this past Sunday was Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s stunning performance of the (now) Oscar-winning song, “Shallow.”

While Cooper had announced in advance that he would not be singing as his character from A Star is Born, “Jackson Maine,” there was still some intense romantical connection between the two stars during the performance.

So much so, that social media began to wonder if the duo were becoming an item?

I should note that while Gaga recently called off her engagement with longtime beau, Christian Carino, Cooper is in a relationship with model Irina Shayk.

In case you missed it, here’s the performance:

During an appearance Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, Kimmel asked about the sparks that flew during the song.

“You had such a connection with Bradley that, instantly – and I guess this is a compliment – people started saying, ‘Oh, they must be in love,’” said Kimmel.

Will a roll of her eyes, Gaga shot down the rumors.

“First of all, social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the Internet,” said the newly-minted Oscar winner. “And what it has done to pop culture is abysmal.”

“People saw love, and guess what, that’s what we wanted you to see,” she added in a triumphant note.

“This is a love song, ‘Shallow,’ the movie A Star Is Born is a love movie,” explained Gaga. “We worked so hard all week on that performance.”

The pop diva credited Cooper with coming up with the concept and staging of the Oscar performance from their entrance from the audience to lighting the audience during the song to the intimacy they projected.

Gaga added that she’s had a lot of experience with love songs.

“Look, I’ve had my arms wrapped around Tony Bennett for three years touring the world,” said the ‘Bad Romance’ singer. “When you’re singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel.”

“I’m an artist,and I guess we did a good job,” she added. “Fooled ya!”

Watch the full chat with Jimmy Kimmel below:

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Surprise Las Vegas Audience With Live “Shallow’ Duet

Bradley Cooper joins Lady Gaga onstage in Las Vegas for surprise performance
of ‘Shallow’ from A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga stunned her Las Vegas audience with a surprise guest during the finale of her Lady Gaga Enigma show at the Park Theater at Park MGM last night.

As she got ready for her finale, her A Star Is Born director and co-star – Bradley Cooper – appeared onstage for the first live performance of their film duet, “Shallow.”

The song has already been honored at the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards.

The movie received 8 Oscar nominations this week, including two for Gaga (Best Actress and Best Original Song) and a Best Actor nod for Cooper.

Also making the Oscar list for A Star Is Born is Sam Elliott (Best Supporting Actor), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Picture.

Cooper was snubbed in the ‘Best Director’ category, which is appalling since the entire endeavor was his vision.

I enjoyed Gaga in the film, but I thought Cooper was sensational.

Watch the performance below.

‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200

The soundtrack to the Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga movie hit, A Star Is Born, debuts this week at #1 on the Billboard 200.

According to reports, the soundtrack sold over 231,000 in equivalent album units.

This marks Gaga’s 5th consecutive #1 album, and the first for four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper.

It’s also the highest album sales week for a music film soundtrack since 2014’s Frozen.

Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, the soundtrack’s lead single “Shallow” is currently #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has held the #1 spot on iTunes since the day after its September 27th premiere.

Watch Cooper and Gaga shine on “Shallow” below.

The soundtrack for A Star Is Born is available at all digital download sites.

Bradley Cooper Lands On The Billboard Charts Thanks To ‘A Star Is Born’

From Billboard:

Bradley Cooper earns his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 13), as “Shallow,” with Lady Gaga, arrives at No. 28.

After the actor made his first Billboard chart visit last week, the song debuts on the Hot 100 following its first full week of tracking.

It bows with 8.3 million U.S. streams and 58,000 downloads sold in the week ending Oct. 4, according to Nielsen Music, as it jumps from No. 14 to No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart (marking Gaga’s sixth leader on the list).

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Make Beautiful Music In ‘A Star Is Born’ Remake

 Lady Gaga makes her feature film debut in the new film, aptly titled A Star Is Born, and critics are loving it.

 Lady Gaga makes her feature film debut in the new film, aptly titled A Star Is Born, and critics are loving it.

In this 4th iteration of the now-famous story (previous versions in 1937 with Janet Gaynor, 1954 with Judy Garland, and 1976 with Streisand) of a fading star falling in love with an unknown on a meteoric rise, Gaga is making her film debut as “Ally,” an unknown singer/songwriter who is discovered by Bradley Cooper’s hard-drinking country rocker, “Jackson Maine,” performing in a drag bar.

Sparks become chemistry becomes love, and off we go with Cooper and Gaga as he introduces her to the world and she tries to save him from his own self-destruction.

The movie, also Cooper’s directorial debut, recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival to spectacular results.

Critics raved:


Entertainment Weekly says Gaga “deserves praise for her restrained, human-scale performance as a singer whose real-girl vulnerability lands miles away from the glittery meat-dress delirium of her own stage persona.”

“There’s a lot to love in Bradley Cooper’s entertaining remake of A Star is Born,” writes The Hollywood Reporter, adding Gaga is “captivating.”

The Guardian gushes about the film using terms as glowing as “outrageously watchable.” “colossally enjoyable” and “supercharged.”

Variety can’t seem to find enough superlatives: “Rapturous and swooning, but also delicate and intimate and luminous.”

And TIME gives much credit to Cooper’s directorial instincts that know the proper moments to step out of the spotlight: “Cooper fades into the corner at just the right moments, allowing Gaga to shine.”

A Star Is Born currently rates a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film is set for wide release October 5.

Check out snaps from Gaga’s gorgeous arrival on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival below.

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Trailer: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Star In “A Star Is Born”

Via press release:

“A Star is Born” stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut.

In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

The cast of “A Star is Born” also includes Andrew Dice Clay, with Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott.

In addition to playing Ally, Gaga, who earned her Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground,” performs original songs in the film, which she wrote with Cooper and a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson. All the music is original and was recorded live.

It’s notable that this is the 3rd remake of the “Star is Born” story.

The original was made in 1937, followed by the Judy Garland version in 1954 (Judy’s best film performance in my opinion) and the under-appreciated 1976 version starring a powerhouse performance by Barbra Streisand.

The movie hits theaters October 5.

You can watch the trailer below – it looks terrific.

PSA: Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Sally Field & More Support Our Veterans

Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, so the timing couldn’t be better for this new PSA starring Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Sally Field and more.

Got Your 6 works to bridge the military-civilian divide by empowering veterans as leaders in the community upon their return home.

Veterans return to our communities as trained leaders, team builders and problem solvers with a desire to continue serving here at home.

Head over to GotYour6.org for more info.

And support our veterans.

Trailer: “American Sniper” starring Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper as “Chris Kyle” in AMERICAN SNIPER

From director Clint Eastwood comes AMERICAN SNIPER, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.”

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

The film has a release date of December 25, 2014.

In the meantime, catch “busy man Bradley” on Broadway as he stars in The Elephant Man at the Booth Theatre – performances begin October 18th.

(via press release)

Bradley Cooper to star on Broadway in revival of “The Elephant Man”

Two-time Academy Award nominee (and People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive”) Bradley Cooper will star in a revival of the 1979 play The Elephant Man this fall at the Booth Theater.

The production will begin performances on Oct. 18th with an official opening on November 13th.

Cooper will be reprising his 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival performance under the direction of Broadway veteran Scott Ellis.

From the New York Daily News:

Bernard Pomerance’s award-winning drama concerns the real-life 19th-century Joseph Merrick, a highly intelligent but severely deformed British man who went from circus freak to society darling in Victorian England.

“The Elephant Man” won a Best Play Tony in 1979, as well as a Best Actor nomination for lead actor Philip Anglim. The play was revived in 2002 and starred Billy Crudup. The 1980 film version starred John Hurt.

Unlike the movie, Merrick’s deformities aren’t rendered realistically with makeup or prosthetics on stage. As the star stands in a diaper-like loincloth, the audience has to use its imagination as each of Merrick’s cruel body-crippling maladies is discussed.

Cooper’s former cast mates, Patricia Clarkson (playing a famous stage actress who takes an interest in Merrick) and Alessandro Nivola (as Merrick’s doctor) will also join the Broadway production.