Stage and screen goddess Julie Andrews is one of Gaga’s Little Monsters.
“I was deeply honored by the Academy’s lovely tribute to The Sound of Music and especially touched by Lady Gaga’s wonderful performance,” Julie told People Magazine after Gaga performed her stunning medley of songs from the film at this year’s Oscars. “I have always been a fan, but last night we bonded and now I have a new friend.” The tribute to the 50-year-old film took months of preparation, Gaga said. “I trained 2 months for this [with] my vocal coach and mentor Don Lawrence. He’s been training me for 15 years. Since I was 13,” she tweeted.
Gaga got engaged to hunky actor Taylor Kinney on Valentine’s Day, but Taylor couldn’t resist playing a prank on her first. “First he gave me a [candy] Ring Pop. That was kind of amazing and I was crying, I was so excited,” Gaga explained to Access Hollywood. “I said, ‘yes’ right away and then he pulled out the heart-shaped diamond. First it was candy. I was happy with the candy.” She later shared a snap of the enormous diamond ring with fans on Instagram. The couple met on the set of her 2011 music video for “You and I”.
Gaga can also count John Mayer among her fans. The outspoken singer praised Gaga for her 2013 ARTPOP album, despite its underwhelming public response. “I have huge respect for Lady Gaga and I wanna tell you why,” John tweeted out of the blue. “She released a record that didn’t get the love she was probably hoping for, which happens to REAL artists. And she’s stood by it. There is no desperate attempt to be as successful as before by any means necessary, no Artpop 2.0 with cynically produced hits. I respect artists who release music they believe in and with a slow steady pulse while doing it … Carry on Gaga. I can dig it. Everyone else should, too.” Gaga tweeted John back, saying the respect is mutual.
Gaga has landed a major acting gig on the fifth series of the hit TV thriller American Horror Story, titled (and themed) “Hotel”. Gaga made the announcement in a short Twitter video but didn’t provide any clues to the character she’ll play.
Gaga and Madonna aren’t feuding, so says Madonna. “I don’t think she wants my crown,” Madonna said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I’m doing. It’s important for us to support each other. The only time I ever criticised Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs. It’s got nothing to do with ‘she’s taking my crown’ or ‘she’s in some space of mine’. She has her thing.” But Madonna concluded her thoughts on the subject by dropping a major bomb: “Here’s the thing – one day everyone’s going to shut up about it. You’ll see! I have a plan.”