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PopUps: Liza Minnelli Says Mom Judy Garland Would have 'Laughed' at Gaga in 'A Star is Born'

Monday Jun 17, 2019
Judy Garland greets her son Joseph, 9, and daughter Lorna, 12, after they arrive from California at New York's Kennedy International Airport, in New York.
Judy Garland greets her son Joseph, 9, and daughter Lorna, 12, after they arrive from California at New York's Kennedy International Airport, in New York.  (Source:AP Photo)

Well, here's one person who doesn't seem to be wowed by Lady Gaga in the 2018 remake of "A Star is Born."

Liza Minnelli revealed that her late mother Judy Garland, who starred in the 1954 version of the musical drama, would have "laughed" at Gaga's role in the updated film, directed by costar Bradley Cooper.

Speaking with "Entertainment Tonight," Minnelli, 73, revealed what she believed how Garland would have responded to the film.

"She would have laughed, and then she would have gotten into it," she said. "I can hear her saying, 'OK, let's go!' Great to the end!"

Garland played Vicki Lester in the George Cukor version of "A Star is Born," and like Gaga, earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

Renee Zellweger will be playing Garland in an upcoming biopic called "Judy," which follows the last years in the performer's life before dying of an accidental overdose.

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