Lady Gaga to star in prime time TV Thanksgiving special

Lady Gaga is set to star in a 90-minute Thanksgiving TV special in prime time, reports MTV.com.

Airing on ABC the evening of Nov. 24, “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving,” directed by Our Lady of Gaga herself, features the LGBT ally performing eight musical numbers surrounded by her family and closest friends. Songs include “You and I,” “The Edge of Glory,” “The Lady is a Tramp” and “White Christmas.”

The 25-year-old pop icon will also visit Convent of the Sacred Heart Catholic School, which she attended, to talk with Katie Couric about her childhood and career. Other notable alumnae of the school are Paris Hilton and Caroline Kennedy.

Gaga will even whip up a few Thanksgiving dishes, including deep-fried turkey and waffles.

“We all know Lady Gaga is a phenomenon,” Couric said in a press statement. “This is a chance to see more of who she is beneath the wild costumes and staged musical numbers… Lady Gaga as a high school student still bruised by being excluded from the party, Lady Gaga as a devoted daughter and caring sister, Lady Gaga as a 25-year-old woman embracing fame and fortune that seemed to come overnight. She will impress you, delight you and surprise you.”

Lady Gaga also announced recently that she’s launching The Born This Way Foundation, nonprofit focusing on “issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring, and career development,” with the help of the MacArthur Foundation and Harvard University.