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Lady Gaga opens up about wanting to become a mom: "I am very excited to have kids"

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for AT&TLady Gaga is ready to be a mother to more than just her little monsters.

In the cover story for the latest issue of InStyle, the 34-year-old singer opens up about her desire to have children in the near future.

"I will say I am very excited to have kids," she says. "I look forward to being a mom. Isn't it incredible what we can do? We can hold a human inside and grow it. Then it comes out, and it's our job to keep it alive.”

She adds, “It's so funny -- everyone works out of my house every day. When they come in, I always say, 'Welcome to the Womb!'"

Gaga, who has been engaged twice, also says she’d love to experience marriage one day. She’s currently dating entrepreneur Michael Polansky.

In addition to goals for her personal life, Gaga -- who postponed the release of her new album Chromatica amid the COVID-19 crisis -- says “more music, more movies, more charity” are in the cards for her.

“I want to do way more philanthropy,” she says. “I want to help fund more research about fibromyalgia and neuropathic and chronic pain by putting a team of doctors together. I have a lot of dreams and hopes. What I will actually accomplish, I have no idea, but I know that I'll be doing it with the people I love."

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Halsey donating 100,000 masks for hospitals, giving cash to help "vulnerable households"

ABC/Image Group LAHalsey is doing her part to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Instagram, she announced that she's "acquired and purchased 100,000 FDA certified 3 ply masks (with the help of Orange International Inc who sourced the masks for me from a factory in...China)."

She plans to distribute the masks to four different hospitals in California: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph, LAC USC Medical Center, and Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital.

Halsey writes that the masks are "for the medical professionals and non medical hospital staff who are working to put a stop to this pandemic and help millions of strangers they will never meet," adding, "If you are on the frontlines, my heart is with you. And I will be continuing the fight to help you get the support and resources you need."

Explaining her reasons for the donation, Halsey writes, "Every single day I am in awe of the medical workers on the frontlines. Their determination, selflessness and empathy is the single greatest example of our capacity to love and survive as humans."

"I am beyond privileged to be self isolating in my home, without the fear and obligation of essential work employment. Without a sick family member to care for. A child to feed. A financial crisis to navigate," she adds. "So I tried to find a real way to make a difference."

The "Without Me" singer adds that she'll also be making a "sizeable donation" to GiveDirectly, a non-profit that allows you to send direct cash payments to "vulnerable households in at-risk communities, most of whom are single mothers."

🤍🤍🤍 https://t.co/5gKh8LiIhF pic.twitter.com/NkXMXUFTNI

— h (@halsey) April 8, 2020

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New film 'Gucci,' likely starring Lady Gaga, gets November 2021 release date

Steve Granitz/WireImageA movie that's set to star Lady Gaga has been picked up by a major studio and assigned a release date.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM will release Gucci, a true crime drama directed by Ridley Scott about the murder of Maurizio Gucci, the one-time head of the legendary fashion house.  Gucci was murdered in 1995, and Lady Gaga is in negotiations to star as Patrizia Reggiani, his ex-wife, who was convicted of orchestrating the killing.

MGM has assigned a November 24, 2021 release date for the movie.  If everything works out, this will be Gaga's first major movie role since her Oscar-nominated turn as Ally in 2018's A Star Is Born.

Gaga recently put plans to release her new album Chromatica on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OneRepublic postpones release of new album 'Human'

Dennis LeupoldAdd OneRepublic to the list of artists who are postponing their album releases due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group's new album Human -- it's first full-length release since 2016 -- was originally due to be released May 8.  On their socials, the group writes, "Due to the current circumstances requiring us to distance ourselves from each other and you, the release has been postponed."

"As many of you know we’ve been taking this unexpected time out to write and record some new music," the message continues. "Our new song 'Better Days,' written while we were quarantined after returning from our European tour, will be on the album."

Recently OneRepublic asked fans to send in videos depicting acts of kindness during the time, for incorporation into a video for "Better Days."  Their message ends, "Thank you all for sharing your lives with us for the official music video. We can’t wait to share it with you."

Sam Smith and Lady Gaga are among the stars who are holding off putting out new albums until the pandemic is over.

Before the pandemic, we planned to release our album on May 8th. Due to the current circumstances requiring us to distance ourselves from each other and you, the release has been postponed. As many of you know we’ve been taking this unexpected time out to write and record...(1/2) pic.twitter.com/8obqn9SH0u

— ONEREPUBLIC (@OneRepublic) April 8, 2020

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Lil Nas X opens up about sexuality: "I planned to die with the secret"

ABC/Image Group LALil Nas X exploded on the music scene with his hit song "Old Town Road" and then made another splash a few months later when he revealed that he was gay. That wasn't always his plan though. Speaking with The Guardian Nas got candid about his decision to come out. 

"The honest truth is, I planned to die with the secret," The 20-year-old admitted.

Born Montero Lamar Hill, Nas grew up in a small conservative community outside of Atlanta, Georgia which greatly influenced his original decision to keep his sexual orientation hidden. After witnessing the scrutiny and judgment that others faced, he did his best to keep up his "straight" appearance. 

However, the rapper had a change of heart once he took on his music persona. After confirming that he was seriously considering never coming out as a member of the LGBT community, he shared, "That changed when I became Lil Nas X."

The "Panini" artist came out as gay following the release of his EP "7" in June 2019, which also happened to be LGBT Pride Month. 

"Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends I want y’all to listen closely to c7osure," he wrote almost nonchalantly in a tweet followed by some emojis, including a rainbow. 

The announcement shocked many, which prompted a follow-up tweet from Nas that included a close-up of the album artwork which featured a building lit up in all the colors of the rainbow. 

"Deada** thought I made it very obvious," he snarkily wrote at the time.

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Justin Timberlake adorably answers kids’ questions and talks about his favorite Cabbage Patch doll

UniversalJustin Timberlake is one of the voice actors in the upcoming musical animated adventure Trolls World Tour, available on-demand this Friday, and on Tuesday, he teamed up with People magazine to answer questions from some of his youngest fans.

Here are some highlights:

When asked by seven-year-old Axel what his favorite toy was, Timberlake, who plays Branch in the film, revealed it was a Cabbage Patch Kid, adding, “I carried that doll with me everywhere.”

Dahlia, 10, wanted to know what makes JT as happy as Poppy, Anna Kendrick’s character in the movie. “Ice cream, I think we can all agree on that. Pizza, pancakes… I’m basically just naming everything that I’ve been eating since we’ve all been staying in our homes,” he said with a smile.

“And my son,” added Justin, talking about Silas, his five-year-old boy with actress Jessica Biel. “When he is happy, I am happy.”

Justin, Jessica and Silas have been riding out the COVID-19 pandemic hunkered down at home.

Trolls World Tour, the sequel to 2016's Trolls, finds finds Kendrick's Poppy, alongside Branch -- discovering that they're one part of six different Troll tribes, all of which are devoted to a different kind of music genre: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock.

Queen Barb, played by Rachel Bloom, and her father King Thrash, portrayed by Ozzy Osbourne, want to destroy all the other music so that rock can reign supreme -- forcing Poppy, Branch and their friends travel to the different tribes in an attempt to unite them against the mad queen.

James Corden, Kenan Thompson and Jamie Dornan round out the voice cast.

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Jennifer Aniston weighs in on ex John Mayer’s Instagram Live show

Walt Disney Television/Lorenzo BevilaquaJennifer Aniston seems to be on friendly terms with ex-boyfriends Brad Pitt and John Mayer, a fact she proved once again during Mayer’s Instagram Live show, Current Mood.

At one point during his show on Sunday, Mayer discussed his connection to the legendary singer Bill Withers, who died at the age of 81 last week.

"For as long as I have been a fan of his or knew him personally, I never saw the man compromise on his principles. Ever," Mayer praised the “Lean on Me” singer. "Whether he was speaking to you or speaking to an interviewer 15 years ago, 14, 13 years ago, everything he said is useful."

"Four percent of the things that I say are useful," he then joked about himself.

Shortly after the self-depreciating joke was made, the star of Apple TV 's The Morning Show responded with three crying laughing emojis.

Thankfully, a sharp-eyed follower spotted the comment Aniston composed and immortalized it with a screen grab, which he immediately posted to his Twitter page. 

Aniston and Mayer dated in 2008.

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Niall Horan shares his social distancing routine

HGL/GC ImagesLike most people across the globe, Niall Horan is doing his part to help flatten the curve and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Now, he's sharing what he's doing to stay busy. 

The former One Direction bandmate was spotted out enjoying some fresh air and sun as he went for a run in London on Tuesday. He later shared his complete workout with his 23 million followers in an Instagram story

"Day 1. AM. 5K run. (Timed)," he proudly wrote. 

The 26-year-old entertainer also included his evening workout which consisted of a variety of different exercises including burpees, squats, and tricep dips. 

In addition to staying physically fit amid the coronavirus pandemic, Horan also plans to pass the time by working on some new music.

In a subsequent Instagram story, alongside a photo of his makeshift in-home studio, he wrote, "And we are up and running. This will take some of the boredom away."

All of this comes after the "Slow Hands" singer announced he had to postpone his world tour.

"This was a difficult decision, but the well-being of my fans and touring family is always my top priority," he captioned a post sharing more details about the tour. "Please stay safe everyone."

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Britney Spears gives "Hit Me Baby One More Time" a COVID-19 rewrite

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicAs more Americans vent about the boredom that inevitably comes with staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leave it to Britney Spears to remind the general public why it's important to self-isolate.

The 38-year-old took to Instagram on Tuesday to share some updated lyrics of her debut single "Hit Me Baby One More Time."  

The graphic, which includes a caricature of Britney from her 1998 music video holding a bottle of Purell, the rewritten lyrics cross out "killing me" in a big red X and instead reads "My loneliness is SAVING ME!"

In the right hand corner, the "Toxic" singer also inserted the hashtag "#STAYHOME" in bold black letters.

"Enough said," Captioned Britney, who also used her post to celebrate World Health Day. "Thank you to all of the healthcare workers tirelessly working to keep us safe during this time," she added while also calling those working the front line against the pandemic "Health Heroes" via a subsequent hashtag.

The Crossroads star has remained consistently vocal about the importance of staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic and regularly updates her fans with optimistic reminders on why everyone should focus on the positives in their life.

In a March 25 post, the singer encouraged, "So many of us get stir crazy about what’s going on and although I don’t have all the answers .…. I do know how to try to stay strong and positive and show courage."

She also asked fans to name a few things that they were grateful for in a separate post, where she joyfully revealed, "I’m so grateful for my family and the love I feel from all of you during this time."  She also strongly reminded fans to "stay kind" in the caption.

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Get ready for a week of Mariah Carey in celebration of 'The Emancipation of Mimi's' 15th anniversary

ABC/Image Group LAIt's almost been 15 years since Mariah Carey released her tenth studio album The Emancipation of Mimi, which featured the smash hits "We Belong Together" and "Shake It Off."

Now, the 50-year-old singer is promising fans an entire week of celebration to honor her album's crystal anniversary.

"It's a special occasion, Mimi's emancipation," Carey wrote on Tuesday while posting a series of throwback photos and videos from her Emancipation era.   She also treated fans to a short acoustic performance of "It's Like That."

The "Fantasy" singer was eager to share her plans on how she intends to celebrate her album's milestone, "I'm going to be celebrating the upcoming anniversary of The Emancipation of Mimi all week, starting with It's Like That!"

She also encouraged fans to tell her which song from the album is their absolute favorite.

The Emancipation of Mimi dropped April 12, 2005 and achieved the RIAA rating of 6x Platinum.  The album also earned a jaw-dropping 10 Grammy nominations --the most she's ever received in a single year -- including Record and Album of the Year.

The album earned her three Grammys: Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for "We Belong Together."

"We Belong Together" proved to be a juggernaut on the charts and at various other award ceremonies, topping off with an astounding five wins at the Billboard Music Awards and currently sits at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart from 1958-2018. 

However, "We Belong Together" sits atop the Billboard Decade-End chart from 2000 to 2009.

The song has also achieved a RIAA-certified 4x platinum rating, selling over four million units since its release.

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Katy Perry: Dua Lipa's new songs will last beyond the quarantine

Hugo Comte/Warner RecordsDua Lipa wasn't sure about releasing her upbeat, banger-filled, ballad-free new album Future Nostalgia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but it turns out it's exactly what her fans were craving: a non-stop dance party to help them forget their troubles.  But Katy Perry feels Future Nostalgia isn't just a coronavirus distraction, it's here to stay.

“We have kind of an unspoken sisterly bond,” Katy tells The New York Times about Dua, who she predicts will have a long and successful career.  "You have to be able to evolve under the spotlight, not let the pressure get to you, not let the comments get to you. These songs are going to have legs after this quarantine.”

For now, though, Dua is enjoying the quarantine memes her fans are making out of her new songs, such as the "Don't show up/Don't come out" chorus from "Don't Start Now," and the "I should've stayed at home" lyrics from "Break My Heart."

“I’m so overwhelmed with the response and how lovely everyone’s been," Dua tells the Times.

For now, she and her boyfriend Anwar Hadid -- Gigi's brother -- are riding out the quarantine in an Airbnb in London, which she had to rent after she returned to the U.K. and found her apartment had flooded.

“I’ve never used my laptop more than I have right now,” she says. “I’ve been downloading multiple apps to do lots of different phone calls and meet-ups.”

As for glam, she says she's surviving with "one trusty brown lipstick” and "face cream."

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Lady Gaga calls on "tech rock stars" for their COVID-19 solutions

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for AT&TLady Gaga has issued a call to arms for all of the “tech rock stars” of the world.

In a video message created in partnership with the 2020 IBM Call for Code Global Challenge, Gaga makes an appeal to tech developers across the globe to use their talents to come up with innovative COVID-19 life-saving solutions.

“We need you right now during COVID-19 more than ever: your time, your talent, to use technology and data to change the world before the world changes us,” she says.

“…So I’m asking you to answer the call, build a solution that fights back, that saves lives…I may have the voice but you’re the tech rock stars.”  

As part of the challenge, developers are being asked to submit solutions with a focus on three areas: crisis communications, ways to improve remote learning and how to inspire cooperative local communities.

The deadline for submissions is April 27 and the winning solutions will be chosen by May 5, with deployment beginning May 15.

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What do developers have in common with @ladygaga? You can both rock a keyboard and give back. Join the @IBM 2020 #CallforCode Global Challenge and donate to @WHO. Together, we can fight #COVID19. https://t.co/chM0DQWEqO pic.twitter.com/6ZuxnzBhQy

— IBM Developer (@IBMDeveloper) April 7, 2020

Report: Post Malone being sued by songwriter who claims he co-wrote "Circles"

ABC/Image Group LAPost Malone is reportedly being sued by a songwriter who claims he never received proper credit or payment for co-writing Posty’s hit, “Circles.”

According to TMZ, Tyler Armes says he and Post got together to write a song in August 2018. That track allegedly became “Circles,” but Tyler claims it was released without his name on it.

Tyler says in the court docs obtained by TMZ that he co-wrote the chords and bass line for the song, and also had input on other parts, such as the guitar melody.

After a failed attempt at negotiating with Post’s team, Tyler decided to sue to get the co-writer credit and what he deems a fair cut of past and future royalties from the song.  He’s also apparently suing producer Frank Dukes, who has a writing credit on the song and was apparently present for the 2018 writing session.

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Is Katy Perry going to name her baby after a beloved family member?

Steve Granitz/WireImageNow that we know that Katy Perry and her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, are expecting a baby girl, we can all start speculating on a name.  Well, according to one source, Katy plans to choose a name that honors a late family member.

Katy's fans may remember that her beloved grandmother, Ann Pearl Hudson, died on March 9 at the ripe old age of 99.  The gossip podcast Naughty but Nice with Rob Shuter cites a source that claims that Katy, who was able to tell her Ann she was pregnant before she passed, will name her daughter after her.

The source claims that the baby may be named Ann, Pearl, Hudson, or all three.

After Ann passed, Katy wrote on Instagram, "My mind wonders if the soul that is waiting to come into my world is getting a kiss on the forehead from my sweet Grandma that departed this earth...My heart hopes so."

She also credited her grandmother for her own "wit, authenticity, stubbornness, fighter spirit and style."

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Maren Morris' "The Bones" sets chart record for longest journey to number one

ABC/Image Group LAMaren Morris' hit "The Bones" has topped Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart, which measures radio airplay, and it's set a new record in the process.

As Billboard notes, it took 45 weeks for the song to reach the top, making it the chart's longest journey to number one.  It breaks the previous record of 36 weeks set by The Script's "Breakeven" back in 2010.

This is Maren's second number one on this chart:  Her first was "The Middle," with Zedd and Grey, which was number one for seven weeks in 2018.

Meanwhile, "The Bones" has also reached the top 10 on Billboard's Radio Songs chart, which measures airplay across all musical genres.  As Billboard reports, it's the first hit by a solo woman to reach the top of that chart and the Country Airplay chart since Taylor Swift's "You Belong with Me" in 2009.

Maren, who recently welcomed her first child, still plans to launch her RSVP: The Tour trek in June; one of her opening acts will be her husband Ryan Hurd.

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Harry Styles selling t-shirt to benefit COVID-19 response fund

hélène marie pambrunHarry Styles is doing his part to give back during the COVID-19 crisis.

In honor of World Health Day Tuesday, the singer has released a new t-shirt with the proceeds going to benefit the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

The front of the white shirt is emblazoned with the words, “Stay Home. Stay Safe. Protect Each Other,” in bold black letters. The back of the shirt reads, “This T-shirt Fights COVID-19. Treat People With Kindness.”

“In times like these, it is more important than ever to remember the power of people,” Harry says in a statement obtained by Forbes. “If you are able to help, please donate where you can. 100% of the profits of this t-shirt will go towards fighting COVID-19. Stay home, self-isolate, and protect each other. TPWK.”

“TPWK,” or “Treat People With Kindness,” is Harry's frequently used motto, as well as the title of one of the songs on his current Fine Line.

The t-shirt is available for a limited time on Harry’s official site for $26.

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Jonas Brothers send sweet video messages to Make-A-Wish kids: "You are loved"

Peggy SirotaAmong the countless things that have been put on hold since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic are visits from celebrities to sick kids arranged by the Make-A-Wish foundation.  Well, the Jonas Brothers aren't letting coronavirus stop them: They're sending greetings virtually.

In an Instagram post, Joe, Nick and Kevin send their love and good wishes to the kids.

"We know a lot of these wishes have been canceled with everything that's been going on, but we just hope you know that you are loved and we think you guys are the greatest," says Kevin.

"Whatever brings you happiness, that's the thing to focus on right now," advises Nick.

"I hope this video brings you some joy, like all the Make-A-Wish kids bring me and my brothers so much joy when we get to meet you," adds Joe.

Make-A-Wish is also inviting everyone to share a "creative message of hope" to encourage kids who are waiting for their wishes.  Post them and tag @MakeAWishAmerica and #WishesAreWaiting.

Join the @JonasBrothers in helping encourage wish kids waiting for their wish by sharing a message of hope. Just post your creative message of hope, tag @MakeAWish, #WishesAreWaiting 2 friends to join in! Learn more: https://t.co/q5Wt3uxQgd pic.twitter.com/d3R4k3vNAa

— Make-A-Wish America (@MakeAWish) April 6, 2020


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Katharine McPhee dusts off the yellow dress she rocked 14 years ago on 'American Idol'

Ray Mickshaw/WireImage for Fox Television NetworkFitting into 14-year-old clothes is a dream for many, but a reality for Katharine McPhee.  The American Idol runner up proved that the infamous sexy yellow dress she rocked in 2006 still fits like a glove.

McPhee first donned the dress when she attempted to tackle the late Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing," which was critically panned by the judges. 

In addition, the public lambasted her wardrobe, saying the dress' plunging neckline and high slit was too revealing for public television.

Despite the bad memories that may be attached to the dress, she still held onto it.  Now, thanks to staying at home to wait out the COVID-19 pandemic, she dusted it off on Monday to show fans that she still looks just as incredible as she did in it 14 years ago.

"It’s day 26 of quarantine and we’re breaking out dresses from 14 years ago," captioned the Waitress alum for the photo of her posing dramatically in the dress. 

She then mulled over the possibility of throwing it on for a major event because of how great she looks in it, writing,  "Might have to resurrect this moment, on a red carpet, once we are out of this."

Fans believe she was hinting at the74th Tony Awards, which has been postponed to a later date that is still unannounced. The award show, which honors the best of Broadway, does feature a red carpet. 

McPhee was runner-up during her season of American Idol, coming in second to season five's winner Taylor Hicks.

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Justin Timberlake shouts out WWII veteran that danced along to "Can't Stop the Feeling"

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMediaJust because the nation is practicing social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19 doesn't mean one has to stay indoors all the time.  For example, 97-year-old Chruck Franzke sauntered outside on Monday to show off his wonderful dance moves.

The World War II Navy pilot, affectionately known as "Dancing Chuck" proved that he's not letting COVID-19 get him down by rocking out to Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling." 

In a video shared by Good News Movement, the veteran is seen happily exiting his house upon hearing Timberlake's music and grooves onto on his doorstep, shuffling, swaying and tapping his feet along to the infectious song.  

Soon enough, the video went viral and attracted Timberlake's attention, who was beyond flattered to see one of his oldest fans having a great time while listening to his music.

The video proved to be the perfect pick me up to the "Mirrors" singer, who praised, "This just made my day" and included a hands up and fire emoji.

In addition, the U.S. Navy weighed in on Franzke's dancing move and raved, "Love it [heart emoji] Thank you for your service!"

That said, if you feel down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, take a page from Dancing Chuck's book and enjoy a little dancing time to cheerful music.

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Lady Gaga gets Apple CEO Tim Cook to pledge $10 million to 'One World: Together at Home' live on Fallon

NBCTake two for Lady Gaga, who redeemed herself on Monday after last Wednesday's frazzled phone call on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  The "Stupid Love" singer apologized to Jimmy Fallon about the odd exchange, explaining "We weren't quite ready and we appreciate you being so nice about it." 

Now, with all her ducks in a row she was free to reveal more about her upcoming One World: Together at Home special, a two-hour event simulcast on ABC, CBS, and NBC that will be hosted by Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert on April 18.

The special is being touted as a "global broad entertainment special to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers and support the World Health Organization and the global fight to end COVID-19."

As for what inspired Gaga to create such a massive event, she told Fallon she wanted "to celebrate the courage of the human spirit" in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I want to highlight this global kind community that's coming together right now," Explained the 34-year-old singer.  "This is not just a historical moment in the history of humanity, but a cultural moment that's happening as well."

While the show itself is not a fundraiser, it has received $35 million in donations.  She and Fallon also chatted with Apple CEO Tim Cook during the interview, in which he pledged an additional $10 million for the cause.

It was previously revealed that those participating in the special include Alanis MorissetteAndrea BocelliBillie EilishBillie Joe Armstrong of Green DayColdplay's Chris MartinPearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Latin superstar J BalvinJohn Legend, country stars Kacey Musgraves and Keith UrbanLizzo, soccer legend David Beckham, and actors Idris ElbaKerry Washington and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

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