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Watters' World: Lady Gaga edition

This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," May 19, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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O'REILLY: In "Back of the Book" segment tonight, "Watters' World," The Lady Gaga Edition. I know, I know you don't care. But there's an interesting story here.

A young woman rises up to become a pop superstar, makes millions, then kind of flames out, leaving behind some very devoted fans, Americans who are obsessed with her.

So, all kind of spooky. So, we sent a spooky guy, Jesse Watters, out to clarify.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE REPORTER: The Gaga hype machine is in full effect.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: People want Gaga to be an instant success.

(CHEERS)

LADY GAGA, POP SUPERSTAR: Thank you so much for buying the tickets to see our show tonight.

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JESSE WATTERS, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: What's going on, my man.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 1: Just waiting in line for the one and only Lady Gaga.

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ROBERT DE NIRO, ACTOR: Are you gonna propose. Because if you're not, quit staring at me.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE 2: Yes, I'm dancing, arms up.

WATTERS: OK. Don't do that again.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 2: Oh.

WATTERS: Did you do a lot of narcotics.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 1: No.

WATTERS: Do you know what narcotics are.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 1: No.

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MORGAN FREEMAN, ACTOR: I'll be damned.

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WATTERS: Are you on acid right now.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 2: No, nope. No drugs.

WATTERS: Are you sure those pants aren't just a little bit too tight.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 3: I mean, I think they look fine.

WATTERS: Are you sure.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 3: Yes.

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JULIE LOUIS-DREYFUS, ACTRESS: They're painted on.

JERRY SEINFELD, ACTOR: You're walking like Frankenstein.

(LAUGHTER)

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WATTERS: What do you guys do.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 3: I actually work in Medieval Times.

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JANEANE GAROFALO: Welcome to Medieval Times. I'll be your serving wench, Melinda.

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WATTERS: You don't look like a typical Lady Gaga fan.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 4: Because I just like the jeans and T-shirt.

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: You don't look so good.

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: Oh, what, what, what, what, what, what, what, what.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 4: I could do a lot of damage.

WATTERS: Do you like women.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 4: You could say I'm a lesbian.

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JASON BATEMAN, ACTOR: I don't know what that means.

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WATTERS: Do you have a boyfriend.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 5: Yes, he's right there.

WATTERS: That's my cameraman.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 5: No.

(LAUGHTER)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 5: Ewww, no.

WATTERS: Ewww?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 5: No.

WATTERS: He's a handsome man.

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WILL FERRELL, ACTOR: The room is starting to spin real fast because of gayness.

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WATTERS: I'm really scared now. What does Lady Gaga mean to you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 1: She's my second mom.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 6: She shows me like some of life lessons that no one really get to teach you.

WATTERS: What life lessons has Lady Gaga taught you.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 6: Umm, oh my, God.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 4: She stands for equality of all the gays. And I think that we need gay marriage here all throughout America.

WATTERS: Did Lady Gaga bring you out of the closet.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 1: I was well on my way but she definitely helped.

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: You know something, I believe you.

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WATTERS: Bill O'Reilly, wants to ask you a quick question. This will be fun.

CONAN O'BRIEN, TBS HOST: I'm late for rehearsal.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: I've noticed a certain resistance to Gaga so far this year.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE REPORTER: We have some indication that Mother Monster's star power may be on the decline.

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WATTERS: Lady Gaga has been struggling recently. She's not as famous. Her album sales are down. Why are you still attracted to her.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 1: Because music is not for money. Music is for talent and for art.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 2: Canceling the last tour kind of hurt her a little bit.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 2: Gaga has been doing whatever she wanted since the very beginning. And if the mainstream accepts it, they do. And if they don't, there's all these fans that love it.

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(APPLAUSE AND LAUGHTER)

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WATTERS: Do you think Lady Gaga is a flash in the pants.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 4: I don't think so.

WATTERS: Are you a flash in the pants.

(CRICKET SOUNDS)

WATTERS: Do you ever watch the news or anything like that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 5: Only to check the weather, so I'll know what I'll wear for that day.

WATTERS: Are you a Republican or Democrat.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 2: I don't know.

WATTERS: Do you know the difference.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 2: Umm, no.

WATTERS: Do you think that Democrats are going to put someone on the Benghazi Committee.

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CHRIS FARLEY, ACTOR: This is a little awkward.

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WATTERS: How's Obama doing.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 5: Who.

WATTERS: The President.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 5: Of what.

WATTERS: America.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 5: Oh.

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SYLVESTER STALLONE, ACTOR: Embarrassing, you know.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE 2: I like to live in my bubble of ignorance bliss.

WATTERS: OK. How's that working out for you.

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: I've got my own problems.

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WATTERS: Are you a FACTOR fan.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 4: I am a FACTOR fan.

WATTERS: Yes? What's your favorite part of the show.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 4: Probably when he makes fun of everybody.

WATTERS: I'm Watters and you're in my world right now.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 6: Oh, really.

WATTERS: Yes. How does that feel.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE 6: Pretty amazing.

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O'REILLY: Ugh.

(LAUGHTER)

All right, here's Watters. Is this just a gay thing. Is that what it primarily is now.

WATTERS: I think it's about half of its gang.

O'REILLY: Yes?

WATTERS: There's a lot of gender-bending and transsexuals.

O'REILLY: Because there performers like -- Cher is one --

WATTERS: Sure.

O'REILLY: -- that attract big gay audience.

WATTERS: Yes.

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O'REILLY: But is this what this is evolving into --

WATTERS: I mean, I don't know if it's evolving. I think it's always been a big gay-themed crowd.

O'REILLY: Because -- but she was real mainstream with Bad Romance and all those songs.

WATTERS: She was. And, you know, I like Lady Gaga. I like that kind of music. I'm not embarrassed to talk about it.

O'REILLY: You should be.

(LAUGHTER)

No, some of her songs are catchy but --

WATTERS: Yes.

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O'REILLY: -- but it looks to me like that's over, the mask adulation.

WATTERS: Right.

O'REILLY: As you said, her album sales and ticket sales are down.

WATTERS: Right. She's down, I think from 4.58 million albums sold in 2008 to only just about 700,000 --

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O'REILLY: So, she's down.

WATTERS: -- last year. So, she's had some hip surgery. You know, the shock value is wearing off.

O'REILLY: Yes.

WATTERS: Miley Cyrus has kind of outpaced her in terms of that.

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So, we'll see where she goes from here.

O'REILLY: You'll see.

WATTERS: I will -- I will --

O'REILLY: Yes, I'm not really going to follow her but you keep me posted.

WATTERS: That's my beat. I'm on a Lady Gaga beat.

O'REILLY: You know, you're getting real popular in certain areas there, Watters. You know you are.

WATTERS: Which areas are you talking about.

(LAUGHTER)

O'REILLY: I'm not even going to get into it. All right, there he is.

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