Lady Gaga Shared The Tracks For The “A Star Is Born” Soundtrack And Bradley Cooper Got Bossy About Her Makeup
If you’ve gone to the movie theater with any frequency this summer, you’ve seen the trailer for the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga remake of A Star Is Born more times than you probably wanted to, which for me, was one time. One time was enough for me to get that “whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh” warble she does when she takes the stage for the first time, stuck in my head to the point where it keeps me up at night. It’s a bummer, but at least now I have a name to put to the song (it’s called “Shallow”). The track listing for the movie’s soundtrack was released and it’s waaaaaaaaaaaay too long. According to Entertainment Weekly, it’s 19 songs and 15 DIALOG TRACKS too long. Even Snoop Dogg is like, girl, keep the goofy skits to a minimum!
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ASIB is about to be born for real, it premieres tomorrow at the Venice Film Festival (it opens for normals on October 5). So in addition to announcing the soundtrack, there’s been a lot of other ASIB coverage ensuring that if this baby flops, it flops big. Today, The Los Angeles Times published a piece titled “Lady Gaga lets go and finds her acting plutonium in Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’” which opens like a Penthouse Forum letter. Gird your loins, Bradley’s a bossy bitch! It starts:
She walked downstairs and there he was, staring at her. He stepped toward her, examined her face: concealer, mascara, rouge.
“Take it off,” Bradley Cooper told Lady Gaga.
She noticed something in his hand. It was a makeup wipe. With it, he erased the colors from her forehead down to her chin.
This is the woman Cooper wanted in his film, “A Star Is Born.” Not the pop star masked with face paint and headdresses and hairpieces. Just Stefani Germanotta. “Completely open,” he said. “No artifice.”
Bradley then asked to see her handbag, pulled out her lipstick and while making direct eye contact, began lining his own luscious lips. He drew them on harder, and harder, making ever growing circles until his entire face was covered in the sinful red paint. “This!” he barked, “is a one way ticket to clown town!”.
I made that last bit up but I think it’s accurate on a cellular level. As to the millions of trees that were killed to produce the liner notes for the film’s soundtrack, I hope their death was not in vain. I know Gaga and them are counting on one of those songs becoming a classic like “The Man Who That Got Away” was for Judy Garland and “Evergreen” was for Barbra Streisand. It looks like they are betting on a ballad called “I’ll Never Love Again” because they’ve already given it a back story. Apparently, lady Gaga performed it on film “moments after” she learned that her friend had died of cancer.
Here’s the competition:
Gaga has some big shoes to fill. Good thing she’s used to wearing silly oversized clown shoes.
And here’s Gaga in rockabilly drag at the Venice Film Festival today.
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