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In today’s “huh?” news story, via a Tweet, director Robert Rodriguez dropped that bizarre nugget that pop megastar Lady Gaga had joined his pulp sequel Machete Kills in the role of “La Chameleon.”

Now, Rodriguez is far from a stranger when it comes to casting atypical character actors and choosing generally odd individuals in his features, but this is certainly new territory. The closest would have to be the casting of Latin artist Enrique Iglesias in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Even more strange is that apparently not a single person other than the Texas native and those closest to him even knew of Lady Gaga’s (real name Stefani Germanotta) involvement.

Rodriguez Tweeted:

“I just finished working with @LadyGaga on @MacheteKills, she kicked So Much Ass! Holy Smokes. Blown away!”

In the original Machete, the higher profile performers (which in the latter case included Robert De Niro, »

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