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Casting Lady Gaga opposite Bradley Cooper for the lead role in the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born” was a coup for Warner Bros. But with the singer opting to use her real name, Stefani Germanotta, as her credit in the film, what does it mean for the studio’s marketing efforts and ultimate reach?
The oh-so-Hollywood take from inside the lot, according to a source, is that “there’s something appropriate about Gaga being credited as Stefani in the role of an unknown ingenue being discovered and turned into a star.” That would explain why she went by her stage name in 2016’s “American Horror Story: Roanoke” and previous movie appearances in “Machete Kills” (2013) and “Muppets Most Wanted” (2014), but what about recognition among a wide swath of mainstream moviegoers? Her “huge presence as Lady Gaga will be obvious to audiences,” adds the insider. (Worth noting: In press notes for “A Star Is Born, »
- Shirley Halperin
A version of this story originally appeared on EW.com.
Spoiler Warning: Details about Friday’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race are revealed below.
Hello Race fans! I’m still on cloud nine from Nina Bo’nina Brown’s big finish last week, but this week’s episode started off with a bang with the introduction of the 14th queen, the inimitable Cynthia Lee Fontaine of Austin, Texas!
Now, I knew there would be some shade thrown with this addition. The gals had just sized up the competition, filed their nails into prison shanks and now a new queen sashays into the competition. »
- Carson Kressley
No bunnies were harmed in the making of this Fatal Attraction reunion.
Michael Douglas was on hand to support his former costar Glenn Close at a performance of her hit broadway musical Sunset Boulevard on Wednesday night. The two were all smiles as they posed together backstage at The Palace Theatre in New York City.
The duo famously starred in the iconic 1987 blockbuster Fatal Attraction together, where they played two lovers embroiled in a twisted affair.
And while the film premiered nearly three decades ago, Douglas and Close have remained pals over the years.
“Glenn and I did a little »
- Jodi Guglielmi
The Flint water crisis is getting the Lifetime movie treatment… with an Oscar winner leading the cast.
Cher has signed on to star in Flint, the network’s fact-based original movie, our sister site Deadline is reporting. The chart-topping singer and Moonstruck actress will play a Flint resident whose family is affected by the Michigan town’s water-contamination scandal. Cher is also an executive producer on the film, along with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Smash, Hairspray Live!) and Katie Couric.
This would mark Cher’s first »
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