Lady Gaga is a lot of things – pop icon, bombshell diva, an actor with an Oscar.
And she’s known for reinventing herself as often as the rest of us change clothes.
But tonight, Matthew, she’s trying a new role – Bob Geldof!
If you tune to BBC 1 this evening – and, let’s be honest, what else are you up to – you’ll see the socially distant Live Aid.
It’s called One World: Together At Home and is a globe-spanning concert featuring Gaga and a host of artists coming together.
Stars who joined Gaga from their socially-distanced locations include Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, John Legend, Billie Joe Armstrong, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, and Chris Martin.
More names were being added to the line-up including Taylor Swift, J-Lo, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey and Celine Dion.
And tonight, the Beeb will streaming the show plus adding their own stars to the mix.
Alanis Morissette, David Beckham and Idris Elba are joining the broadcast, too. That’s the best line-up I’ve seen since the Partick Thistle Scottish League Cup Final team of 1971.
And you know it’s a good cause when all the hosts of the late-night talk shows unite.
US talk show hosts, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert are all getting together to present the programme.
It must be serious if these folks can put aside their rivalries!
Of course the cause is a noble one.
Raising money for health workers dealing with the pandemic? I can’t think of anything more likely to have people dipping their hands in their pockets.
I’ll certainly be digging deep – and I’m sure that you will, too.
Some stars’ activity during all this has been to do silly Instagram stuff – but some of it has been ingenious.
A new TV show is coming called The Agoraphobics Detective Society. It’s a whodunnit, but it’s filmed entirely at home. Not a bad idea.
And an even better idea is getting the cast together. Claes Bang wowed everyone in the very scary adaptation of Dracula on BBC1 recently, and now he’s starring alongside the always excellent Mariella Frostrup.
But Brian Cox, Dundee’s finest and star of the best show on television right now, Succession, will also appear.
This actually sounds like it’ll be worth watching. And proceeds of the pilot will go to film and TV freelancers impacted by the coronavirus. Well done, guys, another great idea.
Speaking of good ideas, it’s the 10th anniversary of One Direction in July.
The band may have split but I’ve heard a bit of news that might excite their fans.
Recently Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan all re-followed Zayn Malik on Twitter.
And now rumours abound the boys are secretly working on a plan to celebrate their landmark anniversary.
Ideas so far range from reuniting for a TV special to a new single. However, a tour is ruled out, we’re told.
It’s hard enough as it is keeping people indoors – One Direction fans wouldn’t be able to resist!
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