Lady Gaga to guest on 'The Simpsons' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

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This should make all the little TV-watching monsters happy: Lady Gaga has recorded a guest spot for an episode of The Simpsons! In “Lisa Goes Gaga,” the singer (seen here recording her lines on Aug. 22) makes a pit stop in Springfield after learning that it’s teeming with low self-esteem, and winds up trying to cheer up a dejected Lisa through the power of speech, song, and a flash mob. The adventurous performer admits that her visit to Simpsons HQ was “a little nerve-wracking.” “I make music, but I don’t do voice-overs every day of the week, and their characters are so awesomely convincing and sincere and wild and funny, I had to remind myself constantly of the sincerity of the humor,” she tells EW. “That’s what I was trying to focus on, not putting on a character too much and really being as sincere as I could with the lines.” And where does this guest spot rank among her professional experiences? “I would say this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever done,” says Gaga, 25, noting: “My dad’s probably going to do 80 backflips when the episode comes out.”

He and the rest of America will be treated to a full-on animated extravaGaganza, complete with a Gaga Express train powered by a giant flame-shooting bustier, ample wardrobe changes, and a kiss with… Marge! “I play a little bit of a slut,” quips Gaga. “The apple doesn’t fall far from my artistic tree.”

The Simpsons producers say they were impressed by her voice-acting range and ad-libbing skills, and are proud to include her in their storied guest ranks. “Since the very beginning, I’ve always wanted to have on the most iconic personalities of our time, and she’s it,” declares series creator Matt Groening. As for the challenge of properly animating such a colorful character, he deadpans, “It’s very hard to top reality with her, but I’m sure we’ll come up with something that is going to be as improbable as her usual wardrobe.” Sums up exec producer Al Jean: “For the first time in the history of The Simpsons, we are honored to have on a show business legend who is younger than our show.”

“Lisa Goes Gaga” airs in spring 2012 as part of the show’s 23rd season, which launches Sept. 25. Gaga will open the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28.

For more from Lady Gaga on the episode, pick up Friday’s issue of EW

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  • UGH

    I was hoping for the exclusive photo of the Simpsonized version of Gaga.

    • KC

      Just imagine Barney with a blonde wig and fishnets.

      • Krissy

        I love the Simpsons and Gaga, so this is really great news! And she looks beautiful in that picture. I can’t wait to see how they costume her in the episode.

      • Fed Up With Mess

        GaGa and Kanye West should elope..using sinking Titanic engine block tying up to their foot.

      • Queen Bey

        What? Gaga is struggling to stay relevant (only after 2 years in the music industry)? he he he

      • Angie

        Gaga is hardly struggling to stay relevant. She is selling tons of cds and one of her singles stayed at #1 for 6 weeks! The others have all been in the top 10. You are stretching dear!

      • Taylor Swift no1

        ‘Judas’ flopped.. and now ‘You and I’…ripping other people work doesn’t not make her any relevant.

        Sit down!

      • Best News of The Millenium

        Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way’ the album fails to break Britney’s 1st week sales..on Billboard 200.

        Kah Kah Kah !!!!!

      • I DONT KNOW WHY

        I HATE HER..MY BF COULNDT HAVE ERECTION WHEN I PLAYEd LADY GAGA’S SONG.

      • To No1 Taylor Swift

        “You and I” is hardly a flop…it was just released to radio today!

        To “Best of Millenium”, you say “Born This Way” failed to pass Britney’s first week sales…but as someone pointed out below “Without Amazon sales, Gaga would have sold 800,000 her first week. To put that into perspective, that is 300% MORE than Britney’s first week sales of 270,000. With the Amazon sale, Gaga sold 400% of what Britney did her first week.

        Yes, Gaga beat Britney’s sales many times over.

      • You mad

        Effortless.

        Rihanna’s new single Cheers (Drink To That) hardly without promo has overtaken Gaga’s insipid and lame You and I on iTunes.

      • Socialite 21

        This clown Gaga is so forced. Nothing genuine about her superstardom. A product for the working class and riff raft. So classless..

      • kl

        they should really restrict the number of usernames one person is able to use on this board :/

      • nicole

        she is really pretty without all the gimmicks and stuff

      • Hype is the replacement for the lack of talent

        It looks like someone isn’t selling her albums that well.. Ha ha ha

    • Coop

      I find it odd that she dressed up normally to the Simpsons studio.
      Maybe she had some Krusty the Clown shoes on.

      • Maserda

        She looks very pretty when she’s not in any sort of costume. I wish she did this more often.

      • Katie

        Maserda – I agree. I wish she would have dressed like this when she was on SYTYCD. Her outfit was so distracting!

      • Matt

        Totally agree – She looks awesome in that picture! :D

      • True Blue

        Agree that she’s at her best dressed like this.

      • Emeri

        I was just about to say that…. although I love her craziness, it’s nice to see her in a simple look like this. She’s very pretty naturally.

      • Clete

        This was the first time I saw a picture of her where she looked like a real person…instead of a freak. If she has any real talent as a singer, then dressing in the outlandish get-ups she wears is not necessary.

      • Mariah4Ever

        Now I begin to understand why Katy Perry has tied with Michael Jackson on Billboard Hot 100 with 5 #1s …for an album.

        GaGa is a self-absorbed who think she has more talents but a fact won’t lie; she is just the noise and more noises who polluted the media!

      • You & I sucks so bad

        ..as if LGG will make the rating goes up!

        **SIGH***

      • Lady BlaBla

        She copies Amy Winehouse look!!!!
        Who is next? Katy Griffin? LOL

      • Christine

        To “Lady BlaBlah”…She isn’t copying Amy Winehouse’s look. Cat eye eyeliner has been around for decades (since the 60s). Most women that wear make-up have worn a cat eye look before. Are you 5 years old or something? Do some research and watch Mad Men or pick up a Vogue!

      • whatever

        Gaga is 2nd grade Madonna’s impersonator who deserves to end up in Vegas gay bars. Someone should make her away! Tired of her screaming ,’Look at me, hear me..I am cool’. Meh..

      • The Edge of Coffin

        You guys have no taste in women…seriously Gaga is pretty? That is insulting to Halle Berry, Katie Holmes and even Ellen De Generes. Shhhhhh…

    • The Time Will Come

      She was one of the panels in Think You Can Dance (US) and now The Simpsons..great! I’d give her another 2 years before she disappear for good!

      Cant wait..!

      • Sad but true

        Gaga ruines everything these days. Gay community, pop music, Madonna, Billboard, Amy Winehouse, MTV, Grammy, Bob Dylan, Bette Midler…..someone should make her go away …

      • nicole

        @Sadbutpathetic why don’t you rent mermaid, buy some trany porn, listen to ray of light, make reality shows instead of showing music videos, sound like you have a messed up deviated septum, and write some stupid pop music.

    • Subway Kid

      She looks beautiful in the photo. It’s funny how you can see her in one picture and go “gosh, she looks awful” and then see one like this where she looks absolutely stunning. I think she should tone down her look for a while. It makes her more endearing and less of a one-trick pony.

    • Bromance

      ..she has finally realized she is too ugly? *dead*

      • The Edge of Coffin

        she is too ugly but her daddy has money to put her in the music school and hire a good marketing and PR agents to promote her. Thats why she is so famous! Plus she copies others too and called it- a homage.
        She is flake with no substance.

      • Well…

        You’re right “Edge of Coffin,” that is all it takes to top Crain’s “Most Powerful” list and establish yourself as major entertainment power-player in three years.

    • kl

      yeah, but she looks Really good in that pic. probably the best picture I’ve ever seen of her.

      • Gaga Queen of 99 Cents album

        Minus the wacky make-up and costumes..what’s left for this Lady of garbage? Mediocre much..

    • Copycat This Way

      She is so fakey fakey!

    • faceless Gaga

      Lady ‘Gladiator- Helmet Face’ named Gaga ..yeah.

    • FALL OUT BOY

      not sure about anyone else but this photo of her is giving me a major chubby-pants getting tight-ouchie!

    • comic book guy

      this promises to be worst episode ever-EVER!

    • Olive

      She looks very pretty when she’s not in any sort of costume. I wish she did this more often.I am a young and beautiful single mother. I have a lovely daughter, but I still feel lonely, so I upload my hot pics on Mys’ingleparentm’atch.C óM under the name of flyer009 in order to seek a single father who can love me and my daughter.~~great!

  • Ash

    Please never use the word “ExtravaGaganza” ever again.

    • Eric

      How about “Gagapalooza?”

    • DL

      “Gaga gala”? “CeleGagabration”?

      • Rated Flop

        Lady GagGag is okay, too.

        I mean her latest You and I single flops around the world…and Adele has the biggest selling album of 2011.

        RIP

      • Vicky

        You and I isn’t flopping, moron. It was just released to radio TODAY. You shouldn’t comment if you don’t know what the heck you are talking about!

      • Who Cares

        Her album is starting out like a hot cake with the lead single Born This Way but after that no single I’ve heard so far has screamed the word- a worldwide hit!

        Time for a reality show maybe she should join- The Kardashians!!! :(

  • Brooke Richards

    I hope they include Lady Gaga in the next Star Trek movie as a singer with dark connections to the villains. With her futuristic music and style, she would fit right in.

    I’d like to see Kirk, Spock and McCoy go undercover to a concert of hers on a distant planet like with Diva Plavalaguna in The Fifth Element (1997). When she sings Bad Romance, Paparazzi, Poker Face or Just Dance, her show could be raided by many henchmen who have a thunderous phaser fight with Kirk, Spock and McCoy like the intense post-bank heist gunfight in Heat (1995).

    • *cough cough*

      nerd

      • meh

        I fell off of my chair laughing so hard from your comment.

    • Well…

      Are you mentally ill? I know you keep posting this on every single Gaga article… are you looking for a different result? You might “like” to see this happening but it won’t… and you should totally let it go.

      But I’m sure you’ve heard this before, so maybe it is just mental illness. Sorry dear!

  • Keyes

    It’s good to see her dressing properly and looking normal. Now this is the Stefani I remember when she first became famous, sexually attractive and voluptuous not the woman who became so skinny and ugly while looking wasted and like she’s rotting.

    • Sigh

      She looks washed-up..almost like a crack addict. Celebrity Rehab here she comes. Oh, btw it is refreshing not to see her face at all. Good choice!

      • Andy

        Please shut up you vile cretin. She is most certainly not ugly in this picture but by the way you’re talking it sounds like you just might be an ugly old loner with no friends or a life, and most likely hasn’t slept with anyone in ages.

      • @Andy

        Well said!!!!!!!!!

  • Elin

    I think she’s got a new boyfriend which would explain why she’s dressing normal again, and suddenly taking more pride in her appearance and she’s realised there is more to life than her career. She always looking her best now for her man.

    • Esta

      I wonder if she met her boyfriend on one of the dating sites EW lets spam here?

    • True Blue

      She’s been dating the same guy for ages now, Luc Carl. I don’t believe she’s girlying herself up for a man. She goes through fashion phases, I guess this is one of them.

      • Oh Okay

        God bless him…! I’d give 2years tops before he kicking her face back to the sewage.

    • gagalicious

      gaga is dressed normally because her music is also a form of performance art. she designs her own “costumes” as a form of self expression and in my opinion are as much of her expressice nature as her music. obviously, she is not constantly on stage, nor does she need to play “gaga” at all times. let her be stephanie and wear “normal” clothing as anyone else would during their down time. the “costumes” are for the paparazzi and to raise awareness of both her image and her political causes and views.

      • Yo

        On behalf of all of humanity, please tell Gaga to get overherself. Lady Ego more like it.

    • CocoLee

      she is stuck…people are getting bored with her art and music @ garbage!

  • JoAnne

    Man it sucks that Amy Winehouse is dead and Lady Gaga is still alive. I would trade one for the other right now to be honest.

    • Eric

      Why don’t we trade you and keep the two talented people alive together?

      • JoAnne

        You are a failed abortion

      • True Blue

        I prefer your trade, Eric.

      • MultiPass

        yes, let’s trade JoAnne for both of them! And Heath Ledger too, as long as we’re getting rid of this stinky b!tch, let’s use her wasted soul for good. Bring back Michael J. And my dog.

      • Monster For Life

        I’m on board with both True Blue and MultiPass… great idea, Eric!!!!!!

    • Angie

      What a tacky comment, JoAnne. You have no class or integrity. You might not like an artist, but wishing them dead is just a desperate act for attention.

      • Monster For Life

        Well said, Angie!

    • paul

      amy will be sorely missed shes a legend my condolences to her family god bless

      • shame shame shame

        Gaga has exploited GLBT community and now..Amy Winehouse. She can be any low than this. I am done with her!

  • frank

    I was going to say, she actually looks really cute in that picture. Here is something new that she can try, looking like a attractive woman, not a martian.

  • wgalvira

    Lady Gaga is without a doubt , the coolest chick in the world.

  • Tommy

    Guys, I truly like Gaga and her music, but “legend”? Can we at least wait until she’s had, oh, I don’t know, 20, 30 years in the business to bestow that title on her? She’s a talented singer-songwriter and a colorful music star who has had quite an impact on pop culture, but she’s only been a star for three years. She has not earned the title of “legend” yet.

    • Godney Spears

      ..not when Amazon dropped her CD to 0.99 cents!

      • Well…

        Despite this being explained as a marketing choice to cut Amazon’s profit on this release to promote their cloud service, it’s STILL used as an anti-Gaga talking point. It doesn’t make sense… so stop using it.

      • Yasia

        To “Godney Spears”…Gaga sales still kicked your idol’s even without the Amazon sale. Without Amazon sales, she would have sold 800,000 her first week. To put that into perspective, that is 300% MORE than Britney’s first week sales of 270,000 (or should i write “first weak sales”).

        With the Amazon sale, Gaga sold 400% of what Britney did her first week. Suck on those sour grapes, sweetie.

      • Thats D-lusional

        Legend??? …her sales not even match Beyonce’s success just yet.

  • Gregoire

    She looks GORGEOUS in that picture. WOW.

    • Flip

      Agreed. That’s the best she’s looked in ages, even with her ridiculously horrid nose.

      • René De Beaumarchais

        Bah, leave her ethnic honker alone..

  • ML

    Whether she’s being Gaga or Stefani, she’s awesome. Her deal is about choice, not being pigeon-holed into something.

  • Flip

    Gaga’s not younger than the show, though. She was born in 1986 and the series began in ’89/’90.

  • Renaton

    Why do you have to call her a “pop queen”? She is not the Queen of Pop.

    • teatroborikua

      They didn’t say “the Queen of Pop,” but “the pop queen,” meaning that she is one of several pop queens around. That term is just to refer to female artists who are having great success at the moment, like Rihanna, Katy Perry, et al. The only Queen of Pop is Madonna, just like the only Queen of Soul is Madonna, and the only Queen of Rock is Janis Joplin, and the only Queen of Country is Loretta Lynn.

      • teatroborikua

        Damn, I meant to say, “the only Queen of Soul is Aretha Franklin.”

  • nunya

    She looks so beautiful in this pic.

    • Psac

      +1

  • bruno

    i’m not impressed with blatant rip off of amy winehouse’s signature eyes. disrespectful if not insulting.

    • Melissa

      Bruno, you are a fool. Women have been doing “Cat Eyes” for DECADES….long before Amy Winehouse. Yes, Amy did that look a lot, but she was hardly the first or the last.

    • True Blue

      I love Amy, but she was far from being the first person to wear her eyeliner in that style; in fact she based her look on 60s female singers like Ronnie Spector.

    • alex

      Can Lady GaGa do anything anymore without some idiot screaming that she copied so-and-so? Cat eye mascara was common in the 1960s, long before Amy Winehouse was even born.

      GaGa might as well not get dressed in the morning, since she would be copying people who’ve been getting dress for centuries now. Then again if she goes out naked, she would be copying cavemen. What’s a girl to do?

      • Woot

        These people are so hypocritical as well. If another female artist wore the “cat eye” mascara, they would be saying, “I love how she is paying an homage to Amy Winehouse since she just died.” If it’s Gaga they call it a rip off.

      • bruno

        ya, it must just be a total coincidence and the reason she must not have ever done it before is just because she never felt like it, it being SO common an all. not because it was someone else’s signature look or anything.

      • Darren

        Except she HAS done that before, Bruno. Many times. Educate yourself dumb f–k.

      • Melissa

        Woot, no I would not say that other people were referencing Amy if they did a cat eye. It is done ALL THE TIME! It is the most classic style of eye make up! Go to Sephora, look at InStyle, Vogue, etc. it has been around for decades. Gaga herself has worn that look many times because it has been around forever. I myself have worn that look many times…it is what liquid eyeliner was made to do! Your idiot is showing.

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