Reality & A Star Is Born Are Finally Colliding Into One

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures.
Is this real life, or is this just (Bradley Cooper’s) fantasy?
Just shy of the Golden Globes — for which the pop star turned actress received historic nominations this year —  a billboard with Lady Gaga’s face on it has popped up in Los Angeles. Except, it’s not exactly Gaga who is featured: It’s her Star Is Born character, Ally.
Specifically, it’s the very same billboard that Ally and Cooper’s rockstar, Jackson Maine, admire from a rooftop during a pivotal point in the film.
It’s also in the very same place. In the film, the billboard for Ally’s self-titled debut album — which earns her a Grammy for Best New Artist, heeeeyyyyy — is placed on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, just in front of the infamous Chateau Marmont. That’s where this particular billboard is in real life.
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Given how many times I've heard "Shallow" on the radio this past week, this reality collision was inevitable.
Check out the billboard:
Upon realizing just how far from the shallow now we all are (this metaphor fits, right?) fans freaked out:
Not to get all Bandersnatch on you, but… is it possible that parallel universes are colliding, and that A Star Is Born is now meshing with our reality? Will Gaga have a run-in with her second self, causing a tear in the space-time continuum?
I mean, maybe. But if we are living in a world where Ally’s a flesh-and-blood recording artist, the bare minimum we need to happen is some radio play for “Hair Body Face.”

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