Lady GaGa lost out on the chance to make her big screen debut in new family movie The Muppets after her cameo was cut from the final edit.
The pop superstar, real name Stefani Germanotta, is a self-confessed Muppets fan and agreed to film a funny sequence in which she and her all-star entourage, including comedians Ed Helms and John Krasinski, reportedly squared off against Miss Piggy.
But Gaga's first film feature was left on the cutting room floor when director James Bobin was forced to drop a number of scenes to bring the three-hour movie down to 98 minutes, according to writer/producer Clint Morris, who runs top film site
He writes on the website, "Stefani Germanotta's big moment from the film was cut. With her entourage, including Ed Helms, Eric Stonestreet... and John Krasinski, Gaga would have gone head-to-head with Miss Piggy in a sequence. Rumour has it Madonna's Vogue was somehow involved (which makes sense considering Piggy is the editor of Paris Vogue magazine in the film)..."
And Gaga wasn't the only pop star to miss out on a Muppets cameo - Katy Perry's musical sequence, in which she spoofs her hit song I Kissed A Girl, didn't make the cut either.
Screenwriter Nick Stoller tells, "At one point we had squirrels singing, I Kissed a Squirrel, or it was Miss Piggy singing I Kissed A Squirrel And I Liked It. More and more squirrels are lining up to kiss her, and she's getting weirded out."