May 31st, 2011
04:26 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: One-on-one with Lady Gaga

We've got our one-on-one with Lady Gaga today on "Showbiz Tonight."

The superstar is speaking out about her racy “Edge of Glory” performance on “American Idol” that caused plenty of controversy, and she's also got a blunt message for her critics.

Something else I uncovered on the shoot: Lady Gaga's as gracious as they come.

Since it's no secret that Gaga loves New York's Lower East Side and as someone who loves the neighborhood as much as Gaga, I wanted to pick her up something special from a place that gave her so much.

Just a few steps away from my apartment is Economy Candy Store, an old-fashioned, family-owned candy shop that sells hundreds of different kinds of chocolates, candies, nuts and old-time favorites. In deciding on what to give Gaga, I knew I had to pick her up lots of candy – and throw in an Economy Candy T-shirt, because if she really likes the LES as much as she said she does, this would definitely make her happy.

So after Lady Gaga did her "Showbiz" Newsmaker interview with CNN’s Jason Carroll at the Gramercy Park Hotel, I gave her my gift. I told her that after a long day, I thought she could use some candy.

In response, she gave me a big smile and an even bigger hug.

Watch Showbiz Tonight Weekdays Exclusively at 11PM ET on HLN.

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  1. coco chanel

    http://www.bankofd3.comdiablo 3 gold
    coco chanel

    October 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nerp

    Penelope Cruz is hooooooooot.

    July 15, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. JEN16

    i really love lady gaga because of her my life is so perfect’,.,about the wordz that she said,.the song that he made that represent her true ways of expressing her feeling to the world’,.i wish i could meet her soon’,.,

    June 6, 2011 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Comein Dale

    The investigative site

    Shows why we are still addicted to oil! Pass it on!

    June 4, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lala

    I like her music, but am I the only one turned off by the bully comment? Really? We're not suppose to think for ourselves and agree with everything everyone does like a symbiotic droid?

    June 2, 2011 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Nicky

    It's obvious you weren't around when Madonna started off. So go and Google Madonna and the 1980's before you make your lady crap comments. Basically Lady crap is nothing more than a madonna wannabe and a Rip off. She is a not talent artist and not even worth anyone's 15mins. Basically Lady crap dose not have the staying power that Madonna and Janet Jackson has.

    June 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ron Jeremy

    just a fawning little monster who happens to be a writer. what kind of loser were you in high school?

    June 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. itsamemario

    that wasnt a *one on one* with gaga, just some story about a cnn producer buying gaga a gift from a candy shop in ny. im not a fan however i do respect her gangster..but this story is barely relevant..

    June 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rastas

    She used to turn tricks for me and my homies. She loved to pull a train all night long.

    June 1, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. sam

    happy Halloween again sweetie i will pray 4 u.

    June 1, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. lala

    Hollywood corruption. Don't you just love it!

    June 1, 2011 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Henry

    She is not a wannabe of anyone, and regardless, she's one of the most talented and intelligent women in the industry, so I think she can do whatever the heck she wants.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nicky

    She's nothing more than a Madonna WANNABE.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  14. fernace

    I love Bjork!! Gaga can't touch her!

    May 31, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MIghty7

    Lady Gaga, the Sarah Palin of the music industry....

    And now off to listen to a REAL talented woman who also dressed funny, was a gay idol way before this Italian momo and actually created REAL avant guard, ground-breaking music that was not some cheesy rehashed 90's euro-dance tracks... are you old friend?

    May 31, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Feb15 Lehrreicher Beitrag. Cool, wenn man das Thema auch mal aus einer aendren Perspektive beschrieben lesen kann.

      February 13, 2012 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  16. Collin

    How is this news?

    May 31, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Chandler

    I think Lady Gaga is a very talented woman, and a very entertaining performer. I love her new cd!

    May 31, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sunshine Girl *

    Doesnt matter what the topic is about these days. Lady Gaga manages to keep her name in the news/media/tv almost daily. Candy? Ive read just about everything now.

    May 31, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. The Mad R@p3r

    She looks like she just booted up in the pic, which would explain the choice of hat.

    May 31, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |

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