Don’t you hate it when two celebrities run into each other, and the next thing you know, all the gossip rags are claiming they’re hooking up? Well unfortunately for Lady Gaga, that’s what’s happening to her after Kermit the Frog gave her a ride to the VMAs. As a show of gratitude she gave him a kiss (People has the picture) and the pair were instantly said to be together, obviously enraging a jealous Miss Piggy. Kermit’s gone on the defensive, trying to get it out there that he and Lady Gaga are not together, never have been, and are just friends.
When Lady Gaga rolled up to the MTV Video Music Awards, the world was agog at the identity of her high-profile date – America’s Frog Next Door, Kermit the Frog. After all, the movie and TV star, singer and former pollywog had long been linked romantically to frequent costar Miss Piggy. Had he gone from mild-mannered Muppet to amphibian Jon Gosselin?
Not at all, Kermit insists. He fesses up about his date with Lady Gaga (who called him, not vice versa) and his relationship with a certain pig, dispenses advice to Kanye West and hints at why you haven’t seen him and Fozzie Bear out on the town together, in this special Q & A with PEOPLE.com.
PEOPLE: So how’d this date with Lady Gaga go down, exactly?
Kermit: Well, I wouldn’t really call it a “date” – at least not if I don’t want to end up as a coat for Miss Piggy. Y’see, I just gave Lady Gaga a ride to the VMAs, and when Lady Gaga left her credentials in the limo, I had to bring them to her. (On the off-chance security didn’t recognize her. Hey, it could happen.) Of course, after Lady Gaga and I were seen on the red carpet together, well … Miss Piggy got a little jealous. But I definitely did get a ride home – in the trunk!
How’d you and Lady Gaga get on away from the cameras? Is she a good kisser?
Lady Gaga is a wonderful person. In private, she is very down to earth … which is where I spend most of my time. As far as kissing Lady Gaga goes: she is a very good kisser, but it was not a romantic kiss. It was a kiss for good luck. Kissing a frog is good luck for the person giving the kiss – but bad luck for the frog if his pig finds out.
It makes me happy that the good folks at People still enjoy a little whimsy. However I’m still not convinced that Lady Gaga and Kermit didn’t have at least a little fling. I mean there’s all this talk of a kiss – do you inherently kiss someone just because they gave you a ride to an awards show? And he knows about her in private? I think something was going on there, because Kermit’s saying all these things that could be interpreted a dozen different ways. But it sounds like there’s a lot of jealousy and drama going on in this love triangle. Lady Gaga did wear that Kermit coat a while ago. If that’s not some creepy form of obsession I don’t know what is.
Here’s Lady Gaga at a VMA afterparty this weekend. Images thanks to WENN.com .