Lady Gaga just released this teaser photo (right) from her soon-to-be-released Telephone (ft. Beyoncé) video on her Twitter page. The video will premiere Friday, March 12, 2010 and is said to be a continuation of her beyond stellar Paparazzi video which was also directed by Jonas Åkerlund.
And speaking of Gaga, Oscar winning Dame Helen Mirren had nothing but praise for her in this statement she made a couple weeks ago: "To this day I love sexuality. I love the art of sexuality. I love Lady Gaga and the performance of sexuality. The mysterious, the artistic and the slightly perverse. I'm interested in all that." When I grow up I want to be cool just like that.
Mirren is in Toronto right now filming action-comedy Red starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dreyfuss and handsome Julian McMahon. A majority of the cast is staying at a hotel in the Entertainment District (which Gaga also stayed at recently during her The Monster Ball Tour) and after getting a tip-off last night, I decided to go see if I could catch a glimpse of Mirren. According to my secret source who actually met her on Wednesday night, she was very nice and actually signed an autograph for him, dropping her bags of gear to greet him. She of course, was not wearing any make-up and refused to be photographed.
So I arrived with an 8x10 of her in-tow last night but alas shooting appeared to be going on later than expected and I decided to call it a night. I did however, "put it in a letter" (as Beyoncé and Alicia Keys would suggest) via the Hotel's Concierge asking nicely for her to personalize my photo of her. Will keep you updated on the progress. Fingers crossed. Yes, I know I'm desperate! I did however catch a glimpse of her husband, Ray director Taylor Hackford who often accompanies her on-set.
Mirren will be flying out to Los Angeles this weekend to attend the Oscars this Sunday in which she is up for Best Actress for her work in The Last Station. (Thanks, Secret Source!).