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Lady Gaga apologizes to Jimmy Fallon for last week's painfully awkward FaceTime interview


Last Wednesday, the pair engaged in one of the more painfully awkward interviews in recent talk show memory.

But Lady Gaga, 34, apologized to host Jimmy Fallon, 45, when she finally returned to The Tonight Show: At Home Edition on Monday evening.

‘I’m so sorry,’ began the Poker Face hitmaker. ‘We weren’t quite ready yet.’

Sorry! Lady Gaga, 34, apologized to host Jimmy Fallon, 45, when she finally returned to The Tonight Show: At Home Edition on Monday evening

Last Wednesday, the pair engaged in one of the more painfully awkward interviews in recent talk show memory

Sorry! Lady Gaga, 34, apologized to host Jimmy Fallon, 45, when she finally returned to The Tonight Show: At Home Edition on Monday evening

The troubles with last week’s ‘interview’ began when Gaga -whose real name is Stefani Germanotta- seemed totally unprepared for Jimmy’s on-air FaceTime call.

‘I can’t, Jimmy. I can’t talk right now,’ said the A Star Is Born actress when Jimmy rang. 

The extremely awkward interview was conducted on Jimmy’s phone – which he inexplicably held away from his face at times so that Gaga couldn’t see him.

‘Hello? Jimmy, I can’t see you,’ said the Judas songstress. ‘Am I on TV?’

The royal we: 'I’m so sorry,' began the Poker Face hitmaker. 'We weren’t quite ready yet'

The royal we: ‘I’m so sorry,’ began the Poker Face hitmaker. ‘We weren’t quite ready yet’

Moments later, Gaga tried to reschedule their interview for Friday.

‘Yeah, it’s Wednesday,’ replied a bemused Fallon.

Eventually they settled on a Monday interview, during which Fallon accepted Gaga’s apology.

‘It turned out to be really kind of a fun bit for us … and got a lot of people excited about what we’re about to discuss tonight,’ said the Saturday Night Live alum. 

Car crash: The troubles with last week's 'interview' [above] began when Gaga -whose real name is Stefani Germanotta- seemed totally unprepared for Jimmy's on-air FaceTime call

Car crash: The troubles with last week’s ‘interview’ [above] began when Gaga -whose real name is Stefani Germanotta- seemed totally unprepared for Jimmy’s on-air FaceTime call

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The discussion in question focused on Lady Gaga working with advocacy organization Global Citizen to raise $35 million to fight the coronavirus. 

And during Jimmy’s show, Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged $10million to Gaga’s fundraising effort. 

The pop princess had earlier in the day announced the launch of a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus. 

NBC, ABC and CBS are teaming up to broadcast the historic event with late night talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert coming together to host the show.

One World: Together at Home will air Saturday April 18 at 8pm ET/PT and is being produced in partnership with Global Citizen and the World Health Organization.

TV special: Lady Gaga is curating performers for a historic global broadcast to highlight the fight against COVID-19

TV special: Lady Gaga is curating performers for a historic global broadcast to highlight the fight against COVID-19

The TV special will celebrate community health care workers and support the WHO’s global fight to end COVID-19.

The broadcast special will also include local and regional charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need help most during this time.  

It will feature appearances by Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS. 

There will be educational portions to inspire people around the world to take meaningful actions that increase support for the global COVID-19 response as well as cameos from the worlds of music and arts, sports and comedic sketches.

Star-studded: Stars such as Billie Eilish and Elton John will be making an appearance

Star-studded: Stars such as Billie Eilish and Elton John will be making an appearance

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Star-studded: Stars such as Billie Eilish and Elton John will be making an appearance

Rockers: There will be performances from some of the biggest names in music and multi-million dollar pledges to the WHO's Solidarity Response Fund. Pictured is Chris Martin and Keith Urban who have been announced as appearing on the show

Rockers: There will be performances from some of the biggest names in music and multi-million dollar pledges to the WHO's Solidarity Response Fund. Pictured is Chris Martin and Keith Urban who have been announced as appearing on the show

Rockers: There will be performances from some of the biggest names in music and multi-million dollar pledges to the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund. Pictured is Chris Martin and Keith Urban who have been announced as appearing on the show

‘Interviews with experts from the WHO as well as stories from healthcare workers on the front lines of the global pandemic will also be featured.’

There will be performances from some of the biggest names in music and multi-million dollar pledges to the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund. 

‘We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented cultural movement… and we want to celebrate and encourage the power of the human spirit,’ Gaga said during a news conference Monday. 

The multi-hour TV special will also stream live on YouTube, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more platforms. 

'We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented cultural movement... and we want to celebrate and encourage the power of the human spirit,' Gaga said during a news conference Monday

‘We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented cultural movement… and we want to celebrate and encourage the power of the human spirit,’ Gaga said during a news conference Monday

Big names: Lizzo and Alanis Morissette will also be making an appearance during the multi-hour broadcast

Big names: Lizzo and Alanis Morissette will also be making an appearance during the multi-hour broadcast

Big names: Lizzo and Alanis Morissette will also be making an appearance during the multi-hour broadcast

An edited version of the event will be broadcast on BBC One for UK audiences on Sunday 19 April.

The BBC One programme will feature highlights from the live event, as well as exclusive performances from UK artists and interviews with frontline workers. 

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Gaga said she plans to raise more money and explained that the TV special is not a fundraiser: ‘Put your wallets away … and sit back and enjoy the show you all deserve.’ 

Others taking part in the TV special include Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder. 

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus topped 10,000 on Monday.

White House medical experts have forecast that between 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could be killed in the pandemic, even if sweeping orders to stay home are followed. 

Musician John Legend is also on the list of star appearances. The special will also feature interviews with experts from the WHO as well as stories from healthcare workers on the front lines of the global pandemic

Musician John Legend is also on the list of star appearances. The special will also feature interviews with experts from the WHO as well as stories from healthcare workers on the front lines of the global pandemic 

Feeling better: Idris Elba and wife Sabrina will also take part. The couple were both diagnosed with COVID-19 last month

Feeling better: Idris Elba and wife Sabrina will also take part. The couple were both diagnosed with COVID-19 last month 



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