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Lady Gaga on Oscar Win & Being “In Love” with Bradley Cooper


THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, MILLIONS OF WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD BECAME FURIOUS WITH THEIR PARTNERS FOR NEVER LOOKING AT THEM THE WAY BRADLEY COOPER LOOKED AT OUR FIRST GUEST DURING THEIR SHOW-STOPPING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE. SHE IS A BRAND-NEW OSCAR WINNER FOR HER WORK IN THE MOVIE “A STAR IS BORN” WHICH RETURNS TO THEATERS FOR ONE WEEK ONLY STARTING FRIDAY. PLEASE SAY HELLO TO LADY GAGA. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] ♪ >>Jimmy: GOOD TO SEE YOU. YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] I’M SO HAPPY THAT YOU’RE HERE.>>I’M SO HAPPY TO BE HERE.>>Jimmy: THANK YOU FOR COMING. IT’S — >>ACTUALLY, BEFORE WE EVEN GET STARTED, I JUST WANTED TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU. YOU MADE A DONATION TO MY MOM AND I’S FOUNDATION, THE BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION.>>Jimmy: BORN THIS WAY.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. IT’S FOR EMPOWERING YOUTH TO BUILD A KINDER AND BRAVER WORLD. AND THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Jimmy: THANK YOU FOR DOING IT, OF COURSE. THAT’S NICE OF YOU TO SAY. WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN THE BAG THERE? WHAT’S GOING ON? YOU BROUGHT YOUR LUGGAGE?>>I BROUGHT, WELL, YOU KNOW, I’M SECURITY. SO, YOU KNOW, IT’S BEEN A, QUITE A WEEK, SO [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: OH, YEAH. THAT’S PRETTY GOOD.>>I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU GAVE ME THESE. BUT THEY WERE BACK STAGE, BUT APPARENTLY, OSCAR HAS SOME UNDIES.>>Jimmy: YEAH, YOU GOT TO PUT THOSE ON OSCAR. OH, BOY.>>DON’T SHAME HIM. HE’S NAKED, AND IT’S OKAY.>>Jimmy: YOU’RE RIGHT. CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT. LET ME SEE WHAT THEY DID HERE. MUSIC, LADY GAGA. I WAS WONDERING IF THEY WOULD WRITE STEPHANIE ON THERE OR LADY F GAGA. DO YOU GET TO DECIDE WHAT THEY PUT ON THERE?>>NO. YOU GET ONE, AND THIS IS WHAT IT IS.>>Jimmy: WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING SINCE, WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE SUNDAY NIGHT?>>YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST BEEN INCREDIBLE. I SWEAR, WHEN WE WON, IT WAS LIKE MY WHOLE ARTISTIC JOURNEY FLASHED BEFORE MY EYES AND I SAW MYSELF SITTING ON MY STOOP OF MY STUDIO APARTMENT IN NEW YORK CITY ON THE CONCRETE WITH MY KEYBOARD NEXT TO ME, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW I WAS GOING TO LUG MY KEYBOARD AGAIN UP MY WALKUP. IT’S INCREDIBLE. THIS WAS HARD WORK.>>Jimmy: YEAH, SURE.>>I SAID IT IN MY SPEECH, AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN. IF YOU WORK HARD AND DON’T GIVE UP, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: I CAN TELL, I KNOW YOU PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO EVERYTHING YOU DO. AND THAT PERFORMANCE THAT YOU AND BRADLEY GAVE. THAT WAS REALLY ONE OF THE GREAT PERFORMANCES IN THE HISTORY OF THE OSCARS.>>THANK YOU.>>Jimmy: IT WAS LIKE, WE WERE WATCHING IT AT HOME, WE WERE LIKE, OH, MY, WHAT’S GOING ON BETWEEN THESE TWO. DID YOU FEEL LIKE, WELL, I KNOW IT CAUSED THIS BIG CONTROVERSY BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A, 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.>>YEAH. OKAY. FIRST OF ALL, LIKE, LIKE SOCIAL MEDIA, QUITE FRANKLY, IS THE TOILET OF THE INTERNET.>>Jimmy: YES, IT IS.>>AND WHAT IT HAS DONE TO POP CULTURE IS JUST ABYSMAL. AND YES. PEOPLE SAW LOVE, AND GUESS WHAT, THAT’S WHAT WE WANTED YOU TO SEE.>>Jimmy: YES.>>THIS IS A LOVE SONG, “SHALLOW.” THE MOVIE, “A STAR IS BORN” IS A LOVE STORY. WE WORKED SO HARD. WE WORKED ALL WEEK ON THAT PERFORMANCE, BRADLEY, WHO, I LIKE NEVER RELINQUISH CONTROL ABOUT A LIVE PERFORMANCE. I’VE DONE ABOUT A MILLION OF THEM. HE DIRECTED THIS FILM AND THE MUSICAL MOMENTS IN THE FILM AND OBVIOUSLY “SHALLOW”, THE MOMENT IN THE FILM. SO I KNEW HE HAD THE VISION FOR HOW IT SHOULD GO. I WAS LIKE, WHAT DO YOU THINK, BRADLEY? AND HE LAID IT ALL OUT. EVERYTHING THAT YOU SAW, THE WAY IT WAS SHOT, THE WAY THEY PUSHED THE PIANO OUT, YOU SAW THEM PUT THE PIANO TOGETHER AND — >>Jimmy: NO INTRO.>>ALL OF THAT, THAT WAS ALL HIM. HE EVEN ALSO WAS THE ONE THAT WAS LIKE, I THINK THE AUDIENCE SHOULD BE LIT, SO THAT WE’RE NOT JUST LIT, THE AUDIENCE IS LIT. SO THEN I CALLED ROY BENNETT WHO I WORK WITH, WE NEED TO LIGHT THE ENTIRE ROOM WITH AMBER LIGHTS BECAUSE BRADLEY WANTS HONEYCOMB, AND WE GOT TO GIVE HIM WHAT HE WANTS. IT WAS JUST GREAT. AND FROM A PERFORMANCE PERSPECTIVE, IT WAS SO IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US THAT WE WERE CONNECTED THE ENTIRE TIME. LOOK, I’VE HAD MY ARMS WRAPPED AROUND TONY BENNETT FOR THREE YE YEARS TOURING THE WORLD. WHEN YOU SING LOVE SONGS, THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL.>>Jimmy: ARE YOU HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH TONY BENNETT? BE HONEST.>>NO, NO. I’M AN ARTIST, AND I GUESS WE DID A GOOD JOB. AND, FOOLED YA!>>Jimmy: YEAH, YOU DID A GOOD JOB. BRADLEY DID A GREAT JOB. IT’S ONE THING TO GO ON STAGE AND SING ON THE OSCARS, THAT’S TERRIFYING TO START. BUT THEN TO SING WITH YOU AND BE TRADING LINES WITH YOU IN A MOVIE, YOU CAN PICK AND CHOOSE, BUT ON LIVE TELEVISION, WAS HE TERRIFIED?>>NO.>>Jimmy: NO.>>BECAUSE WE PRACTICED AND WORKED HARD. BRADLEY’S A MUSICIAN. MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS I WAS JUST SO EXCITED FOR PEOPLE NOT ONLY AT HOME BUT OUR PEERS IN THE ROOM TO SEE HIM SING LIVE AND KNOW — >>Jimmy: TO SEE THAT HE CAN SING LIVE.>>THAT HE SANG EVERY TAKE IN THIS MOVIE LIVE EVERY SINGLE TIME. ALL OF IT. THERE’S NO LIP SYNCH. AND I WAS SO EXCITED, AND I WAS IN THE MOMENT. BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE STARTED AND HE STARTED SINGING “TELL ME SOMETHING GIRL”, THE WHOLE AUDIENCE WAS CHEERING, AND I WAS LIKE, YES, BRADLEY, KEEP GOING, WE’VE GOT THIS.>>Jimmy: IF YOU WERE ACTING, YOU COULD HAVE THAT SAME CONNECTION WITH ME IF WE SINGING THAT SONG? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: TELL ME SOMETHING, GIRL. ARE YOU LONELY IN THIS GREAT BIG WORLD.>>THAT’S NOT THE WORDS.>>Jimmy: SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THOUGH, RIGHT?>>THAT’S CLOSE. THAT’S CLOSE.>>Jimmy: YEAH, I GUESS NOT. I KNOW BRADLEY, IT’S HARD. I FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM WHEN I LOOK AT HIM. IT’S HARD NOT TO LOOK IN THOSE EYES AND GET LOST.>>I DON’T FEEL LIKE I WON. I FEEL LIKE WE WON.>>Jimmy: I’M GOING TO GET A SHARPIE AND WRITE HIS NAME ON ♪ SOMETHING WE CAN BOTH GET OVER ♪ ♪ WELL, I’LL STILL BELIEVE IN LOVE ♪ ♪ TIME GOES BY >>I LOVE THAT. ♪ I’LL KEEP WINNIN’, KEEP LOSIN’ TILL I DIE ♪ ♪ RAIN FALLS DOWN ♪ AND I’LL CATCH EVERY DROP THIS TIME AROUND ♪>>Jimmy: THAT IS LADY GAGA AND BRADLEY COOPER IN “A STAR IS BORN.” WHICH THAT IS, THAT WAS NOT IN THE VERSION OF THE MOVIE THAT I SAW. THAT IS ADDITIONAL, YOU’VE ADD SOME FOOTAGE TO THIS NEW VERSION.>>I DIDN’T ADD IT, BRADLEY ADD IT. IT’S 12 MINUTES OF ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE, A “STAR IS BORN” ONCORE. HE HE WAS WORKING ON THE VERSION YOU SEE WHEN YOU BUY IT AT HOME.>>Jimmy: HAVE YOU SEEN IT AT THE MOVIES?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: WITH REAL, PAYING CUSTOMERS?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: SOMETIMES YOU SEE IT AT BIG THEATERS.>>I’M SQUATTED IN THE BACK WITH POPCORN HIDING. AND THE END OF THE MOVIE IS SO SAD THAT I CAN’T TAKE IT. SO I’M CRYING WITH MY POPCORN.>>Jimmy: IS THERE A NEW ENDING WITH THE 12 ADDITIONAL MINUTES? THEY MOVE TOLE V THE VALLEY AND ADOPT A FEW KIDS?>>YOU HAVE TO GO SEE IT. IT’S ONLY OUT FOR ONE WEEK.>>Jimmy: IS THIS SPEECH SOMETHING YOU EVER IMAGINED YOURSELF GIVING AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS?>>I HAD A JOB SINCE I WAS LIKE 14 YEARS OLD, BECAUSE I WANTED MORE MONEY THAN MY ALLOWANCE, AND, YEAH.>>Jimmy: WHAT WERE YOU GETTING FROM YOUR PARENTS AT THAT TIME, DO YOU REMEMBER?>>LIKE $20, WHICH IS — CONSIDERABLE.>>Jimmy: A WEEK?>>A WEEK. IN NEW YORK, IT’S LIKE FIVE GRAND, I WAS 14. YOU HAVE TO SAVE IT ALL UNTIL FRIDAY. YOU CAN’T TAKE A TAXI. THAT $20 WAS MY FRIDAY NIGHT. IT WASN’T USABLE. I GOT A JOB, AND I WAS A HOSTESS, AND MY MOM AND DAD WOULD GO TO THE BAR WITH THEIR FRIENDS WHO WERE ARTISTS, AND I WOULD BE STANDING THERE WITH NOTHING TO DO, AND I’D GO, I’D LIKE TO THANK THE ACADEMY FOR THIS TREMENDOUS HONOR, I’VE WANTED TO BE AN ACTRESS MY WHOLE LIFE. I WOULD PRACTICE MY ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AND EVERYONE AT THE BAR WOULD HOWL WITH LAUGHTER. LIKE, THAT’S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.>>Jimmy: OH, REALLY. I HOPE THEY WERE WATCHING YOUR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH, BY THE WAY, NOT THAT YOU DON’T HAVE — YOU’VE WON A LOT OF AWARDS, ALL DESERVEDLY SO, BUT WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU. GUILLERMO, BRING THIS IN. THIS IS TO CELEBRATE THE FACT THAT YOUR ALBUM HAS GONE PLATINUM. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>THANK YOU.>>Jimmy: AND NOT ONLY.>>OH, MY GOODNESS. THIS WAS YOUR IDEA?>>Jimmy: GUILLERMO IS GOING TO GO TO YOUR HOME AND HANG IT ON THE WALL FOR YOU.>>MORE SECURITY, THAT’S ALL I NEED.>>Jimmy: IT IS WONDERFUL TO HAVE YOU HIRE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING. CONGRATULATIONS ON, THE MOVIE IS GREAT, IT’S CALLED “A STAR IS BORN” RETURNS TO THEATERS FRIDAY FOR ONE WEEK ONLY. LADY GAGA, EVERYBODY.

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