Thursday, May 30, 2024

Exclusive UPDATE Lady Gaga Will Write a Whole New Album of Songs for the New “A Star is Born” — If It Happens


Bradley Cooper’s “A Star is Born” with Lady Gaga is a go go– that’s what a Hollywood insider insists. I am still hearing, however, rumors that the project is in trouble. We’ll have to wait and see how it materializes.

What I did hear today was that Lady Gaga will write a whole new album of songs for the “A Star is Born” soundtrack — if the movie happens. That’s pretty extraordinary because she has a whole new album of songs coming in three weeks called “Joanne.”

Fans are speculating that Gaga is soft-pedaling “Joanne” because it’s the last album she’s under contract for with Interscope. But Gaga isn’t leaving Universal Music– I can’t see that happening. And I do think despite “Perfect Illusion” being met with ambivalence, the album itself will come in as a hit on October 21st.

As for “A Star is Born,” time will tell. Plenty of movies have had rougher starts.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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