Gaga, it seems, is everywhere these days. She’s set to perform during the Cannes Film Festival on the French show “Le Grand Journal” on Wednesday; Kanye West will also perform on the show next week, according to Billboard. Gaga is already in France, writing on Twitter, “In the glass of a Parisienne boudoir getting ready for BornThisWayMadness.”
The singer is also set to give fans first listens to tracks from Born This Way on “FarmVille” starting next Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a week before Gaga’s new album drops. Fans who buy $25 Zynga game cards will be treated to Gaga exclusives, and a Gaga-themed farm will be added to the game.
On Monday night in New York City, Gaga took the stage at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit in New York. Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber were among the Hollywood heavyweights on hand to watch her perform at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and she didn’t disappoint.
“Besides being immensely talented, Lady Gaga is immensely smart and immensely giving,” David Saltzman, executive director of the Robin Hood Foundation, told MTV News. “She grew up in New York City aware of the disparity between those who have and those who have not, and she is, thank goodness, devoting her money and time and efforts to people who haven’t been fortunate. Everything she sang brought the house down. She’s Lady Gaga.”
Other highlights included an interview between Tom Brokaw and Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; a boisterous Kid Rock performance; a message from first lady Michelle Obama; and Seth Meyers doing what he does best: “being ridiculously funny in the way that only he can be,” Saltzman said.
Saltzman credits the partnership between the Robin Hood Foundation and Lady Gaga for shedding more light on the organization, which helps out homeless youth in New York.
“More than 4,000 people came together to save the lives of people in need,” Saltzman said about the event. “We’re thrilled that all sorts of people joined forces last night, some of whom happened to be celebrities. They were all blessed by good fortune.”
So how does one get all those people together in one room? “Lot of begging, a lot of praying,” he joked. “It’s a big undertaking, and we’re thrilled to do it. We raised more than $47 million to help poor New Yorkers … as a result, thousands and thousands of lives will be saved.”