Tony Bennett’s gaga for Gaga
March 22nd, 2013
05:15 PM ET

Tony Bennett’s gaga for Gaga

It’s a pairing of old style and new swagger when it comes to Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.

The legendary singer can’t stop raving about his fellow artist, and he confirmed in an interview with CNN that he’s ready to take the next step with this young star.

“I must tell you that I’m about to make an album with Lady Gaga, and she is an excellent, intelligent person," Bennett said.

While the details for the upcoming album are still being worked out, according to some reports it’s going to be a swing album.

But this isn't their first time singing together - the icon recorded a duet of “The Lady is a Tramp” with Gaga, 26, in 2011 for his Grammy-winning album, “Duets II."

Bennett, who rose to fame in the early '60s, said Gaga can be as big as the biggest stars of his lifetime. "[A]s far as popularity - she'll be as big as Elvis Presley.”

But he also sees her as more than just a performer. The 86-year-old can recall, exactly 48 years ago this weekend, when he marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and thousands of others from Selma to Montgomery Alabama. And when Bennett looks at celebrity leaders in the fight for civil rights today, he thinks Lady Gaga is the leader of the pack.

“She knows how to eliminate prejudice," he said. "She's a very, very intelligent person…I think she’s going to do so much.”

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  1. CarTap

    i have seen tony bennet 2 times the last time was at radio city....he is a charming humble man and loved by all....

    March 25, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. Blue haired Tony Bennett

    in that photo TB has blue hair. Usually it's the ladies at his age that go blue, not the men. It does match his suit though, and his tie. Probably helps him sing the blues. No worries.

    March 25, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tony Bennett

    is coo-coo for Cocoa-Puffs

    March 24, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mammy

    It looks like a Cadbury egg melted in my diapers.

    March 24, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. OhYea

    i agree....she's a madonna wannabe.

    March 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. HKm

    I think Gaga is the most demonic morden deviant above all her contemporaries!

    March 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ben sobeleone

    Tony's the best! i like all italian singers!!!

    March 24, 2013 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. imaad files and other cat files loaded too disk at 6Am this moring....


    March 24, 2013 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mammy

    In bed with a good book and a big turd.

    March 24, 2013 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jim mraz

    Hip replacements are the only thing these 2 should be doing together !

    March 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DownSideofFame

    Nice to see you still got it, and want to sing that high note...
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    March 23, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jim mraz

    Just when I thought Adele and Robbie Williams announcement was the worst duet idea of the day this popped up. What next add neil sedaka in for backing vocals!

    March 23, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sokman

    That's usually the whole point of smoking weed... to get high

    March 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mammy

    Can I use the worms in my poop as fishing bait?

    March 23, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jane

    dare it is....

    March 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Bobber

    Lady Gaga had a pretty wild music video in "that boy is mine". Her boyfriend had thrown her off his apartment and she returned and poisoned him. She seems to be a perfectionist because I notice she moves around a lot in her music videos. She presents wonderful entertainment although her portrayal of herself in the Simpsons was a bit negative. It showed her wearing six inch heels. But the Simpsons is a comedy after all.

    March 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Tony was being the gentleman as he usually is in the business....

    right Eunice?

    March 23, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  18. Sadie

    I did think the "raise my hind leg to her" was pretty funny. Come on, Triumph#2, pick your own name. How about just "the insult comic"? This is too confusing for us mere mortals.

    March 23, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      Opps! This was meant for Triumph's troll (and I use the word troll in a complimentary sort of way).

      March 23, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • why do a man and woman have the same name.

      just curious

      March 23, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Who is Triumph Troll--


      March 23, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • set up for Eunice.

      I noticed the compliment was mean't for triumph troll and not for triumph do you know which is which...
      this is a blog-just curious

      March 23, 2013 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Where did you go Sadie 2

      are you there?

      March 23, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      I'm right here.

      March 23, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Eunice

      thanks again for leading us too you

      March 23, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      Hi Eunice! How are you today? I have no clue who the Triumph troll is. He's good, I must say. I just wish he'd take on his own name, so we know who is who. Yep, very confusing. Have a good day!

      March 23, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      Yep they can cause confusion. That's why I always point it out when I see posts by my impersonator.

      March 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      I'm trying to help, Triumph. Will we get through to #2? Only time will tell.

      March 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Artful Dodger

      Formerly known as Triumph's doppelgänger. Happy now? Meant no harm, just kidding' around. Thanks for the compliment. Been here off and on for a while, only post occasionally. BTW, I don't think Gaga's in the same league as TB, but he can do what he wants, he's earned it. Now back for more basketball n beer.

      March 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Tony is the most intelligent man on earth....


    March 23, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  20. Mammy

    My underwear has turned into a fudge factory.

    March 23, 2013 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  21. Tony Bennett is the best in the business

    i've seen him in concert he is a true showman...everyone should have the chance too see him in concert

    March 23, 2013 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  22. MAP THIS

    i cared about this person so much and i still got the shaft every step of the way

    March 23, 2013 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  23. M.A.P.

    Whoever keeps impersonating Triumph: I'm going to email you the most vile and discusting images of fecal matter that you have ever seen. Your life will not be worth living after your eyes are exposed to such filth.

    March 23, 2013 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
    • The Artful Dodger

      Thanks anyway, but the email address is fake ( as it should be for any self-respecting troll ) and I don't do scat. I saw enough cr@p working the sewers of New York with Ed Norton to last a lifetime.

      March 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Ed files

    March 23, 2013 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  25. all letter A files...

    March 23, 2013 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  26. All double ss files....

    March 23, 2013 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  27. ssee1255--smash it.


    March 23, 2013 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |


    March 23, 2013 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  29. drugs weed cheating...nothing too do with us...

    all out there...whoever that blogger is who exposed that person.

    March 23, 2013 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  30. 3 4 5 mystery is solved..


    March 23, 2013 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  31. sunshine files all garbage..smash it...

    March 23, 2013 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  32. wwsapi looks like another huge file...smash it...

    March 23, 2013 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  33. Smash all KB2


    March 23, 2013 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  34. 215,000 files...being scanned ...NUMBER 1 FAKE...

    your whole personal life is on need to start reading what she puts out there

    March 23, 2013 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  35. 160,000 and get all the poker stuff out...thanks...

    NUMBER 1 FAKE....

    March 23, 2013 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  36. Berticode

    Gaga is so unoriginal. Starting with her name – copied from Queen hit – Radio Gaga. Her songs sound like 90s Euro Dance (Ace of Base, etc). Her shows are very immoral. This generation is a lost one – they don't have good taste in music; they prefer reality shows over music videos; kids are smoking weed and getting high...nuff said

    March 23, 2013 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  37. we are not aloud to read our own way because she's hacked in...


    March 23, 2013 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  38. according to what we see she bashes someone who smokes weed all the time...

    i find that revolting-

    March 23, 2013 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  39. gaga has everything on disks according too her past blogs.

    we do too

    March 23, 2013 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  40. Alvarez

    Tony says of Gaga, “She knows how to eliminate prejudice". What a remarkably stupid quote. Now excuse me while I package some of my favorite butt biscuits and FedEx them to Tony.

    March 23, 2013 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  41. Disk

    March 23, 2013 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  42. Patrik

    Lets make a song gaga

    March 23, 2013 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  43. Sokman

    C'mon Tony, even I wouldnt nail Gaga, & here on the blogs, thats saying something lol.

    March 23, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  44. Kat

    Love Tony! Putting on the Ritz!!

    March 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Janine

    this is the holiday financial reminder too the gay guy.....

    March 22, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Loyd Christmas

    I'd s uck tony like a garden hose

    March 22, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Loyd Christmas

    Where is sunshine and tsfu?

    March 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  48. She lost the war 7 months ago

    she's still here and still at it

    March 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Fantastik

    Remember when Lady Gaga was on the cover of Rolling Stone with Gentleman Goo Goo (aka General McChrystal)? He was on the cover BECAUSE he was going to be relieved of his command in Afghanistan DUE TO WHAT HE SAID in the lead story of that issue.

    March 22, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  50. I have seen tony bennett 2 times in concert

    and he is the master showman of our time...the best!

    March 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  51. gaga is a ho...

    and everyone laughs at her everyday of the week when then get on marquee

    March 22, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  52. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    Now we know he's senile. Gaga is a tramp. And not in a good way. My butt biscuits are worth more than her talent. I raise my hind leg to her.

    March 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |

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