The “Born This Way” songstress not only belted out her new single “Marry the Night” (watch above), she also sat down for an exclusive interview with Katie Couric and became emotional when talking about her deceased Grandpa, whom she shared a close relationship with and penned the tune "Edge of Glory" about.
Also during the 90-minute holiday program, Gaga and iconic singer Tony Bennett performed “The Lady Is a Tramp” together.
Additionally, some of the special was filmed at Gaga’s alma mater, Sacred Heart Catholic School in Manhattan, New York and featured the superstar engaging in arts and crafts with third and fourth graders.
On a sidenote, Gaga also took to YouTube on Friday (November 25), as she treated her Little Monsters to a one-minute teaser as part of the ongoing buildup surrounding the much-awaited music video for "Marry The Night" (watch above).
Lady Gaga sent a personalized video (see below) to a high school student council president who had sought help with an anti-bullying assembly he was hosting.
Jacques St. Pierre, 17, a senior at Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto, who had been a victim of bullying when he was younger, received an e-mail with a subject line that said, “To Jacques from Lady Gaga,” theCanadian Broadcasting Corporation reported.
The e-mail included a video in which she praises him personally for his efforts to combat bullying, especially against gays and lesbians.
Lady Gaga (Nicky Loh - Reuters)
St. Pierre told CBC that he had been bullied in elementary school because he liked to participate in class plays. “I lost my best friend because he joined in with the bullies. It's not fun, I've been there, I've been bullied,” he said.
This school year he decided to hold an assembly at school and encourage other students to pledge not to bullyothers. He sent messages to a number of celebrities requesting their assistance, and Gaga got back to him via e-mail.
Gaga has been a loud advocate for anti-bullying efforts and announced earlier this month that she would launch a nonprofit foundation called Born This Way dealing with youth self-empowerment and issues related to bullying. She is getting assistance from Harvard University, the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the California Endowment.
In the video to the student, Gaga says in part:
“I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you for being such a strong advocate of the LGBT community in your school,” she said. “There should be more little monsters like you.”