Lady Gaga video shot at Hearst Castle to be previewed on 'Dateline'

newsroom@thetribunenews.comMarch 21, 2014 

Footage shot at Hearst Castle in February will appear in a music video for Lady Gaga’s song “G.U.Y,” premiering Saturday on television and online.

A sneak preview of the pop diva’s “G.U.Y.” music video will air on NBC’s “Dateline” at 8 p.m. Saturday, followed by the official premiere on Vevo.com, according to a news release from public relations firm DKC.

“G.U.Y.” — which stands for “Girl Under You” — is the third single from Lady Gaga’s chart-topping album “Artpop,” which was released in November 2013.

Lady Gaga spent Feb. 12 and 13 filming a massive “creative project” with roughly 125 cast and crew members at the former San Simeon estate of publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst.

While there, the five-time Grammy Award winner also filmed a water conversation public service announcement — due to be delivered to state offices this week — and a video promoting the Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation.

Although the shoot brought big bucks to the area — including a $250,000 donation to the foundation, plus the Castle’s $22,100 special usage fee and funds for a $25,000 water supply study — it drew some criticism because the iconic Neptune Pool was refilled for filming. The leaky 345,000-gallon pool was being drained to save water until the pool could be repaired.

The 150,000 gallons of water needed to refill the pool were donated by Hearst Ranch at the suggestion of Stephen Hearst, a Hearst Corp. vice president, and later used on Castle landscaping.

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