Monday, January 7, 2019

There Can Be a Hundred People in the Room

If you ask people, most will admit that of all the memes that Lady Gaga has inspired, her telling of the story of how she came to star in Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born is among the best. 

It’s no surprise that Sandra Oh (far right) and Andy Samberg (right) used their 76th annual Golden Globes monologue to poke fun at Lady Gaga's much-repeated anecdote. 

In many interviews since the film’s premiere in October 2018, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (professionally known as Lady Gaga) has emphatically told the same story: That despite the fact that she had never starred in a film before, Cooper believed in her, and that’s all that they needed to make this wild – and wildly successful – dream come true. 

“There can be a hundred people in the room and 99 don’t believe in you, but just one does, and it can change your life”, Lady Gaga has said, in many iterations with different phrasing, and often gesturing to Cooper lovingly to indicate that he was her one-in-one-hundred. 

Oh and Samberg, who co-hosted Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to riff on the meme. 

“It just proves – and I’m just coming up with this now – that there can be 100 people in a room, and 99 don’t believe in you, and you just need one to believe in you. And that was Bradley Cooper”, Oh said during the duo’s opening monologue. 

Lady Gaga laughingly interrupted Oh to shout, “It’s true!” 

Samberg continued the raillery by paraphrasing Oh’s story. And Lady Gaga gamely kept on laughing – with Cooper by her side, of course. 

This star's performance in A Star is Born had landed her a best actress nomination at the Golden Globes. And Cooper was also nominated for his direction of and performance in the musical remake. 

It’s good to see Malaysians generally observing the no-smoking ruling at eateries. 

This morning, I saw two smokers puffing away outside of the mamak restaurant  after their breakfast.

This scene was captured in USJ9 in Subang Jaya, Selangor:

BTW, for a change, I had puri and teh ais:

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