If Rihanna has a reality show in addition to being one of the biggest stars in the world, shouldn’t Lady Gaga have a side gig or eight as well? Barbra Streisand certainly thinks so, and has that woman ever been wrong? WELL, HAS SHE? No. According to Time‘s Joel Stein, Babs is hoping to steer Gaga toward the big screen, fantasy-casting her in the upcoming remake of Gypsy, ostensibly as burlesque perfumer Gypsy Rose Lee. “I told [Streisand] what a mullet is, she told me she’s thinking of casting Lady Gaga as the lead in her remake of Gypsy.” Stein writes. Let’s see…singing, dancing, wearing fabulously trashy outfits. We might be crazy here, but this just might work. Dear God, would Barbra play her insane stage mother Mama Rose? This right here is why Streisand makes the big bucks. This is the best idea since Bette Midler starred in the 1993 version of Gypsy, which historians agree was the best idea ever.
Of course, Gaga’s proposed role in the musical-based movie remake would be on top of her world tour, her work on the upcoming album ARTPOP, making her first big screen appearance in the upcoming Machete Kills, continuing her work with her Born This Way Foundation and recently teaming up with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), beginning with her current visit to South Africa. That feels about right. That feels like a reasonable workload for a human being.
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