Lady Gaga, A Star is Born, on her first scene in the film and how the gay community has supported her over the years:
“An absolute dream of a scene and moment for me in this film. I make a joke sometimes that behind every female icon is a gay man. I really wouldn’t be here without the gay community and what they have taught me about love and acceptance and bravery. This scene was so special. I love singing “La Vie en Rose”. I’ve sang it before. The challenge for this what I tried to focus on was that I was not at a Sean Parker event performing as myself but I was Allie singing “La Vie en Rose”, so I sing it differently…I think one of the most beautiful moments in this film is when she walks through the tinsel and she hears him playing a song where he says the lyrics, ‘maybe it’s time to let the old ways die’ to the drag queens as they’re sitting there. And I thinking to myself, she’s falling in love with this man because she sees he has empathy, he has compassion, he has love, he’s a kind person. It’s such a special moment in the film and I also thought that [Bradley Cooper] as a filmmaker executed it with perfect authenticity. I don’t feel for a second when I’m watching those scenes that I’m not in a real drag bar.”
When I first heard about this film I was scared; I mean, Gaga? Cooper—even if he is delicious. But I saw a preview or two and now I’m hooked.
Plus, the girl—and Cooper—can sing!
Michael Elizabeth Pence, the Vice-President-For-Now, denying he has ever participated in a conversation about invoking the 25th Amendment oust _____:
“No. Never. And why would we be … ? I mean, the truth of the matter is, over the last eight years, despite what we heard from President Obama on Friday, I mean, this country was struggling. I mean, it was the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression.”
Nice try Elizabeth, but everyone knows you’re waiting in the wings to cast your vote to get him out of there.
It’s what God wants, right??!!?
Armie Hammer, my Husband-In-My-Head, and star of Call Me By Your Name, on the planned sequel and if he should be a spokesman for the peach industry after “The Peach Scene”:
“How much do I know and how much could I tell you are two very different things. I know a lot, but I can’t tell you anything. More than anything I trust the artistic direction to Luca and [novelist] André Aciman and to those guys who did such a good job handling it the first time around. The only thing I want to see is I want to see it happen. I want to do it again…I miss the whole crew. It was such a special time. It was such a collaborative, unique, and totally immersive filming experience that I never really had, nor since. If we get to do another one, I’ll feel really lucky … I’m pretty sure the peach industry saw what we did to the peaches and was like, ‘We can’t go there.'”
I do love a peach, and Armie with a peach is a peach.
Omarosa Manigault, former White House staffer, saying she would regret the work she did for _____ for the rest of her life.
“At some point you have to stop a toxic relationship. I was in a toxic relationship with Donald Trump, and I regret that I was so complicit. You know, Hillary Clinton was robbed. And I was … a co-conspirator in that robbery. And I will regret that for the rest of my life that I was a co-conspirator along with the rest of the folks on this campaign that I helped this con man get into office. It’s very clear if you look at the report from the intelligence community that Russia assisted Donald Trump with getting elected. He might ignore it but I actually respect the intelligence community and their findings in that report. Have you seen that report? It’s airtight.”
You worked with him three times on his show; you say you knew he was a racist back then and you still took the job.
While I do enjoy your attacks on _____, I’d like you to take a good long sit down, you unindicted coconspirator.
Chris Pine, my Husband-In-My-Head … sue me, on his upcoming full-frontal nude scene:
“We’re trying to make a film about a man and it’s a man who happens to become king. And it’s a story about power and who has power and why and the world of power—all these really primal elements. And one of the primal elements is this is a film that takes place in the mud and the rain and there’s fire, there’s sex, there’s killing, there’s violence, there’s love, there’s all of it. All the things that make animals animals, and humans humans, and human animals…and that particular scene on this hero journey the man is stripped of everything and ends up in a cave in the darkest recesses of his mind and imagination, he’s wrestling, and the next scene he reenters life and becomes a new man. That was the idea behind it, but it’s a hell of a thing to see on a 40-foot screen.”
Is a forty-foot screen big enough to handle it?
Asking for a ‘friend’?
Oh, and maybe Chris could make a cameo with Armie in his sequel.
Billie Joe Armstrong, singer, on racism and white people’s reactions to police shootings of black Americans:
“A lot of white people should shut up and listen. They really don’t know what the African-American experience truly is. When you have people getting shot in their cars for no reason, and being put in fucking jail cells, and it’s for profit, we have a very serious problem, and the first thing you need to do is get educated. Don’t try to this, like, ‘Blue Lives Matter.’ Don’t try to do the ‘All lives Matter.’ Just shut up and listen to the experience. And then move forward after that.”
Blacks lives matter has never meant that other lives matter; it’s always meant that, for centuries black lives did not matter and we need to learn that they do.
Steve Schmidt, a GOP strategist who has left the party, on Mike Pence:
“He is a titanic, and I mean titanic, fraud. We have listened to this guy for many, many years in this country, on his moral high horse assaulting the dignity of gay people, across the board. His moral preening is famous throughout the land. Yet he is the most obsequious of all _____ cultists in the cabinet. There have been occasions, as George Will points out, where speaking on _____, in front of _____, Pence compliments on average of every 3.2 seconds. We have never seen such slobbering servility by a high government official in this country, than we do in Mike Pence and Donald _____. It is amazing. He is supposed to be serving the American people. He’s the Vice President of the United States, and he acts like he’s the house butler at Mar-a-Lago.”
Yeah, that sums it up nicely.