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Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Director Todd Phillips has shared a first look at Lady Gaga in character opposite Joaquin Phoenix in Joker: Folie à Deux, the sequel to the 2019 hit film. Joker ended its theatrical run as the fourth highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, earned 11 Oscar nominations, including best picture, and won best actor (for Phoenix) and best score (for Hildur Guonadottir).

Phillips fittingly captioned the post: “Happy Valentines Day.” Gaga’s Harley Quinn has blood coming out of her nose as she wildly stares into Phoenix’s eyes. His makeup is smudged all over, but Gaga’s hands embrace a smiling Arthur Fleck’s (Phoeniz) face with a passionate intensity nonetheless. See the image below:

 

In August, Gaga posted a musically illustrated teaser with the song “Cheek to Cheek” on Instagram, which the actress and singer has famously covered in her music career alongside Tony Bennett. At the end of the teaser, we hear Joaquin’s iconic Joker laugh.

As we previously reported, the Folie à Deux subtitle references a medical term for an identical or similar mental disorder that affects two or more individuals, usually members of the same family.

According to a Hollywood Reporter scoop last year, Gaga is playing a version of Harley Quinn, the Arkham Asylum psychiatrist who falls in love with the Joker and ultimately becomes his partner in crime. It is unclear whether Phillips will be using other DC characters or creating their own, as they did in many instances with their first movie.

It seems as though Phillips is playing up the one-sided romance of the pair — something that has been at the root of the Harley Quinn character since she was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm for Batman: The Animated Series 30 years ago, especially in her classic origin episode Mad Love. However, more recent interpretations — such as Margot Robbie’s in the Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey films and the character’s HBO Max animated series — have moved on from that.

Joker: Folie à Deux is currently in production and slated to be released in theaters on October 4, 2024.

 

20 Pop Songs That Turn 10 in 2023

2013 was such a good year for pop music. Drake, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Britney Spears all had new albums that dominated the airwaves. We’re definitely still listening to a lot (okay, most) of these pop hits from 2013, which turn ten years old in 2023!

Take a look below at some of 2013’s biggest hits:

  • #thatPower - will.i.am ft. Justin Bieber

    Bieber lent his voice on this dance track off of will.i.am’s fourth studio album, #willpower.

  • All Of Me - John Legend

    This R&B hit is from Legend’s fourth studio album, Love in the Future. The album was executive produced by Legend, Kanye West and Dave Tozer, featuring guest appearances from Kimbra, Rick Ross, Stacy Barthe and Seal.

  • Applause - Lady Gaga

    “Applause” was Gaga’s lead single from her third studio album, Artpop. Gaga began planning the project in 2011, shortly after the launch of her second effort, Born This Way.

  • Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” became the subject of a legal dispute with the family of Marvin Gaye and Bridgeport Music, who argued the song infringed on copyrights to Gaye’s 1977 single “Got to Give It Up.” On top of that, model Emily Ratajkowski accused Thicke of sexually assaulting her on the music video set, alleging that he groped her bare breasts from behind during the filming.

  • Dark Horse - Katy Perry

    “Dark Horse” is from Perry’s fourth studio album, Prism, which was initially planned to be “darker” than her previous material. Prism ultimately became a prominently dance-inspired record.

  • Drunk In Love - Beyoncé ft. JAY Z

    Beyoncé’s self-titled fifth studio album gave us this awesome collab with husband Jay-Z as well as “Partition,” “Pretty Hurts,” “XO” and “Flawless.”

  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers

    Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” is from their fourth (and seemingly final) studio album, inspired by late ’70s and early ’80s American music from Los Angeles.

  • Heart Attack - Demi Lovato

    “Heart Attack” comes from Demi’s fourth studio album Demi, where she wanted to change her sound from her self-described “generic” third album Unbroken. Lovato wanted her fourth album to “have songs that excited her.”

  • Help Me Lose My Mind - Disclosure

    Disclosure’s Settle album is the electronic music duo’s best musical work by far, with “Help Me Lose My Mind” being the best of all.

  • Hold On, We’re Going Home - Drake ft. Majid Jordan

    Drake’s third studio album Nothing Was the Same gave us all his best hits with “Started From The Bottom,” “Worst Behavior,” and “All Me.”

  • Loyal - Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Tyga

    Chris Brown had dudes all over singing “These girls ain’t loyal” all year long in 2013.

  • Mirrors - Justin Timberlake

    From Timberlake’s third studio album The 20/20 Experience, “Mirrors” is the far superior song choice to his collab with Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie.” Though the music video for “Suit & Tie” was great, the song is quite annoying. “Mirrors” is a song for the ages.

  • Royals - Lorde

    Lorde emerged on the music scene with Pure Heroine and gave us an amazing debut album. “Royals” made her a star pretty quickly.

  • Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood

    Every time the weather gets below 70 degrees, this song is sure to come on.

  • The Way - Ariana Grande ft. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller and Ariana Grande met in 2012 when the two covered “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” A year later, they collaborated again in “The Way,” from Grande’s debut studio album Yours Truly. The two didn’t start dating until August 2016 and ended the relationship in May 2018.

  • The Worst - Jhené Aiko

    “The Worst” is arguably the best song off of Aiko’s debut EP Sail Out. The album has notable features with Vince Staples, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and Ab-Soul.

  • Work - Iggy Azalea

    We love how this song has made its comeback on TikTok with hilarious videos of people walking “a mile in these Louboutins.”

  • Work Bitch - Britney Spears

    This is the best song to work out to. Thank you, Britney Spears!

  • Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus

    You could not escape this song in 2013 even if you tried. From the memes to the media fixation with Miley Cyrus during this era, “Wrecking Ball” will forever be a part of pop culture history.

  • Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey

    Sad girl Lana Del Rey walked so that girls like Phoebe Bridgers and Olivia Rodrigo could run.

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