Lady Gaga wows despite uneven script in ‘A Star is Born’

By : Brian T. Carney OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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When the music is playing, the latest version of “A Star Is Born” soars. When the characters are performing, improvising, rehearsing or writing songs, the movie (which opens wide Friday) crackles with electricity. But all too often, when the music stops, the movie sags until someone picks up a guitar again.

This is the fourth Hollywood version of the classic showbiz story of mismatched lovers and misaligned careers. In the 1937 version, Norman Maine (Fredric March) is the Hollywood leading man who gets North Dakota farmgirl Esther Blodgett (Janet Gaynor) her first audition and a new name: Vicki Lester. They make a movie and get married, she wins an Oscar, he drinks and commits suicide after his career collapses, and the grief-stricken widow famously proclaims to her fans, “This is Mrs. Norman Maine.” 

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Lady Gaga taught Bradley Cooper about drag during ‘A Star is Born’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lady Gaga gave her co-star Bradley Cooper a crash course in drag makeup during the filming of “A Star is Born.”

In the film, Cooper stars as Jackson Main, an alcoholic veteran singer who discovers Gaga’s character Ally at a drag bar where”RuPaul’s Drag Race” alumni Shangela and Willam work.

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Watch: Lady Gaga takes the stage in ‘A Star is Born’ trailer

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lady Gaga becomes a superstar with help from Bradley Cooper in the trailer for “A Star is Born.”

Jackson Maine (Cooper) is a veteran singer who meets shy singer Ally (Gaga). He works to build her career but as Ally’s success grows Jackson finds himself trapped by his own issues.

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Lady Gaga to channel Barbra Streisand in ‘A Star is Born’ remake

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are starring in a remake of A Star is Born.

Warner Bros announced Aug. 16 that the film will mark the singer-actress’ first leading role in a movie and the directorial debut of the American Sniper actor-producer. Gaga will compose and perform new songs for the musical drama.

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