Lady Gaga taps 'Real Housewives’ cast for music video
Word on the street, or um Internet, is that Lady Gaga is filming a music video starring the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Gaga apparently is a superfan of all the Real Housewives casts, the New York Daily News reports. During her Watch What Happens Live appearance in September, Mother Monster told host Andy Cohen she likes “all the cities.” (Those would be Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, Washington, D.C., and Miami.)
“I really like Karent, because everybody hates her because she’s gorgeous,” the Born This Way singer said. “And then I also love Nene, 'cause she’s just really real. And Kandi 'cause the girl’s written a lot of great hit songs (No Scrubs; Bills, Bills, Bills). (I also like) Lisa Vanderpump,” the Poker Face star added. “Mostly because she doesn’t give any f---s.”
The current cast features Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Foster, Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, and Carlton Gebbia. I think we’ve actually heard of one of those people! The shoot was filmed shortly after their reunion special.
Gaga is also working on another top-secret music video at the ultra-luxurious Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif. Filming is going on this week at the castle’s indoor Roman Pool and at the outdoor Neptune Pool.
The Lady showed up at the historical site with dancers, synchronized swimmers, a production crew, inflatable plastic swans, flowers and a ginormous plaster seashell, KSBW reports.
This is the first shoot on the property since Spartacus was filmed half a century ago.
The singer will donate $250,000 to the Hearst Castle Foundation, part of which will be used to repair the cracked Neptune Pool, plus a $22,000 fee for filming at the estate.
And that’s not all. The five-time Grammy Award winner is also doing a PSA telling the people of Cali to save water. There’s a huge drought going on there, and she got roped into doing the announcement when she insisted on filling the outdoor pool for her “special creative project.” It had been drained since January because it was leaking 5,000 gallons of water a day, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Gaga and park officials decided she would pay for water to be pumped from an on-site irrigation storage facility into the pool, and the water will be returned after the shoot. The cost will be totally covered by Gaga, who is also paying $25,000 for a water supply study in Cambria, according to a statement from the foundation.
She tweeted all about it, and California Gov. Jerry Brown is pretty impressed with that.
“I want to personally thank you for the aide and assistance you are providing to Hearst Castle, the communities surrounding San Simeon and the state as a whole,” Brown wrote. “I’ve called on all Californians to conserve water in every way possible and the assistance you are providing will aid in that effort.”
Wait, so what about those 5,000 gallons that are going to leak every day?