For those wondering when that "60 Minutes" interview with Lady Gaga and Anderson Cooper will air, the news anchor announced that it will be broadcast in February 2011, around the time of the Grammy Awards. He also revealed why he wanted to interview the "Bad Romance" singer so badly.
"I was really interested to meet Lady Gaga ... she's obviously a fascinating person," the newsman said in a sit-down with "The Insider." "What's great about '60 Minutes' is you spend a lot of time with the person you're profiling."
Cooper recounted just how much time he got to spend with the singer, who is going to release her new album in early 2011. "So to be able to spend a couple weekends with her in various places over the course of several months, it's really cool," he added. "And it's really interesting and I'm learning stuff about her I never saw before."
Photos and some grainy YouTube footage of the two filming the interview in October found its way online soon after they were spotted in London on the South Bank of the Thames River chatting for the episode. Gaga was wearing a lacy bustier, platform ankle-high boots, fishnet stockings and sunglasses, with her long hair loose and down.
"If I was going to compare it to her previous work, I would definitely say it's a notch up," Akon said. "It's like she's slowly taking you on to this journey down this road. If she were to just drastically do it, she probably would have lost everybody from the first album, but once the sound was created and established, now we can use that as a tool to grab all the monsters and walk them down this graveyard. It's crazy. It's amazing."