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VIDEO: Lady Gaga live in 2005 at NYU -- and inside dish on 'Gossip Girl' too

November 21, 2009 | 10:10 am

Lady Gaga Well isn't this just a mash-up of reality and theatricality? The folks over at the All Things Fangirl blog have exclusive video of Lady Gaga playing in a talent show at NYU in 2005. No uber-drama makeup, no costume, no flashy dance routine. Check out their exclusive video above.

That's the same Gaga who had a recent cameo on "Gossip Girl" -- and the Fangirl team has dissected the show's efforts bit by bit, checking for NYU authenticity. (Click that first result link to get to the Fangirl analysis.)

If you're a fan of "Gossip Girl" or NYU or just hearing what TV gets right and wrong, especially from people who've BTDT, you're going to want to check out Fangirl's stuff. It's funny -- and spicy -- even if you're not an NYU insider or a fan of the show. The breakdown of types of students alone is awesome.

Here's a lil' tasty taste:

A student from the Experimental Theater Wing (ETW for short) would be more likely to get naked and take drugs than someone from CAP (Collaborative Arts Project 21), who will be more likely to make you learn the whole soundtrack to Wicked so they had someone to sing with. Got the basic jist?

Just know that if you read down far enough in the blog post, you'll eventually get flipped off. Hey, it's for art's sake.

If you watch the future Lady Gaga's video through to the end, you'll get to hear what the judges think of then-Stefani Germanotta's performance. Haters might be surprised.

Maybe Gaga will take some notes from her own past before she plays for Queen Elizabeth II

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Who says a girl can't clean it up a little? Lady Gaga performed at the MOCA 30th anniversary gala Nov. 14 in Los Angeles. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

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