Bradley Cooper joins Lady Gaga for a surprise performance of ‘Shallow’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lady Gaga surprised fans who attended her “Enigma” show at the Park Theater in Las Vegas on Saturday night with a special performance with her “A Star is Born” co-star, Bradley Cooper.

Cooper was in attendance at the show when Gaga announced she was bringing him on stage to sing her finale song.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Versace’ and other LGBT Golden Globes wins

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The 76th annual Golden Globes, hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, recognized the best in film and television at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 6 with some prominent awards handed to LGBT projects.

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the Queen biopic starring Rami Malek as queer frontman Freddie Mercury, won Best Motion Picture Drama. Malek’s portrayal of Mercury was also honored with the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. Before raking in the accolades, the film was already a box office hit becoming the biggest-selling music biopic in history.

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Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, St. Vincent among performers to earn Grammy nominations

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The 61st Grammy Award nominations were announced Dec. 7, and the big winners are music in the movies as the soundtracks for “Black Panther” and “A Star is Born” received eight and four nominations, respectively.

Janelle Monae, who came out as pansexual earlier this year, picked up a pair of Grammy nominations; one in the Album of the Year category for “Dirty Computer” and another for best music video, “Pynk.”

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Madonna shades Lady Gaga over ‘A Star is Born’ quote

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Madonna subtly shaded Lady Gaga for copying the “100 people in a room” quote which has become one of the most popular memes of 2018.

While doing press for “A Star is Born,” Lady Gaga repeatedly shared one quote in praise of her co-star Bradley Cooper for choosing her for the role of Ally.

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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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Actor Tom Holland confuses ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ for car race

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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While promoting the film “Avengers: Infinity War,” actor Tom Holland sent Twitter into a meltdown for confusing “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with car racing.

In an interview for Absolute Radio, Holland and co-star Benedict Cumberbatch were playing a game of “Showbiz Scenarios.” The game gives three celebrities and has the guests choose which celebrity would be best in that scenario.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ might have gay character

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” might have a gay superhero.

Director James Gunn revealed that the upcoming flick could already include a gay lead. During a recent press event for the blockbuster’s sequel, Gunn was asked if he would consider a gay protagonist later in the franchise.

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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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Screened Out – Joy

By : Stephen Miller
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Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Virginia Madsen, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rosselini, Edgar Ramirez

The mop is made of plastic; the film often feels like it, too.

I admit I adore flicks where a person overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds – The Color Purple, The Shawshank Redemption, Erin Brokovich and even WALL-E. Joy should’ve been another true-to-life version, and another strong feminist flick to boot (which I also love). Too much artifice and sarcasm cheapens everything.

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Screened Out – Burnt

By : Stephen Miller
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Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman

There is a whole collection of movies that can be classified as “food porn.” The best among these flicks is Babette’s Feast and Big Night. However, even Ratatouille, last year’s Chef, and the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory can be good examples. Foodies watch them not only for the obsession with everything gustatory; there is also a visual style to the dishes, one that – when filmed well, can cause hunger pangs.

Though the food is always gorgeous, as a movie, Burnt falls somewhere in the likeable but flawed category. This story about a bad-boy chef looking for redemption feels like tasty but reheated leftovers. At one point the chefs say the food in the flick is good but unsurprising; they could’ve been talking about this film. They say the menu rests too much on classic style. So does this plot.

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