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Lady Gaga Joins Sofia Vergara, John Legend on Jay Leno

Posted by on February 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM EST

lady gaga jay lenoLady Gaga will head to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight on NBC.

It has seemed like the Lady Gaga has taken over the television airwaves for the past 24 hours and her reign continues tonight as she appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She is scheduled to be just a regular sit down guest alongside Sofia Vergara with Jay Leno and not perform since John Legend is the scheduled musical guest. It will be interesting to see what kind of outfit she pulls together for Leno.

Lady Gaga’s taking over of the airwaves, blogs and media began last night. Just before the Grammy Awards aired 60 Minutes played their interview with her. The interview took place over three months in three different locations as she was on her never ending Monster Ball tour. Anderson Cooper met up with her in London where they sipped some whiskey, New York where she showed him her old neighborhood and the apartment she lived in before making it and Milan where she showed up for the interview wearing, literally, just her underwear. She told Cooper she just didn’t feel like wearing clothes that day. The interview was fascinating for several reasons. Forget the music and the crazy outfits, Gaga is followed by cameras pretty much 24/7 so she is always “on” and admits that she has days when she doesn’t want to get out of bed and do it all, but she pulls herself together. That has to be an exhausting way to live. You get the sense that there is never a day she just wears sweats, hands out and watches some movies or reads a book. She also admits that she works at being famous and studies fame as much as she does her music. She is dedicated to making good music, but she is also dedicated to being famous and considers herself performance artists as much as a singer. She says that the crazy clothes and fashion help keep people talking more about that and less about her personal life. She also admits she smokes a lot of weed and drinks whisky when she writes songs.

At the Grammy Awards she arrived in an egg/cocoon type of thing which was carried on stage. Lady Gaga then “hatched” from it and performed her new song “Born This Way” which sounds so much like Madonna’s “Express Yourself” I was expecting Madonna to jump on stage. Gaga went all out and looked fit, trim and dare I say, hotter than I have ever seen her. She won a few awards and even thanked Whitney Houston which seems like an odd influence for Gaga.

Love or hate her music (I personally like a few of her songs, but am not a fan of others) she is a fascinating case study and marketing genius. They should teach Lady Gaga 101 in business school. Tonight she brings her performance art to Jay Leno’s stage and I will likely find myself tuning in. She is interesting for all the right and all the wrong reasons at the same time; which is exactly what I think she is trying to accomplish.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in which Lady Gaga will be a guest airs tonight at 11:35PM on NBC.



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