I'm like the kid in kindergarten I really do send valentines to everyone.
The craft Emmys are kind of the kids' table at Thanksgiving. You're not really invited to the big dance. It's still really really exciting and the statue still counts.
It's so warm now and Thanksgiving came so early - is it just me or does it not really feel like Ramadan?
If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner it's really like making a large chicken.
I know. I'm lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have 'til December right?
I get half a million just to show up at parties. My life is like really really fun.
I have no way of knowing how people really feel but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back.
I cooked at the White House for Easter last year with Michelle Obama. But it more had to do with cooking from the organic garden and her message. I took my daughter and granddaughter there and they were really charming it was great.
It felt very natural to me to write a Christmas song but at the same time I had to really put all sorts of pressure aside and just let the creativity flow and see what came out.
Yes my first memory of singing in general was of a Christmas song. And then listening to Christmas music was really the first music I was ever connected to.
I'm well-travelled so I can see places coming up. I went to St. Croix in the West Indies at Christmas and it had been hit by a really bad tornado. Values there have gone down but I guarantee they will be up again in eight years. So I'll get in now while it's cheap as chips.
I never really did Christmas before. Christmas Day? I mean - what's that? What's it all about? I was always flying on Christmas Day.
We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely.
Well the album 'Intuition' is out and just went platinum officially. So I think to have the music doing what it's doing right now man it's the ultimate. Nobody is really selling records out there but we are at a million records and we dropped it at Christmas so we are just trying to get that thing to like two million you know.
There's never really been a real hood Christmas movie.
I've always loved Christmas and that's not really gone away from me from being a child to now. It's always a magical time and I'm unashamed in my love for Christmas.
I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it's a really good gift I love receiving it like jewels small islands.
I think of doing a series as very hard work. But then I've talked to coal miners and that's really hard work.
I suppose for me as an artist it wasn't always just about expressing my work I really wanted more than anything else to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go.
I like to talk about my obsession with french fries because I don't want people to think that 'Let's Move' is about complete utter deprivation. It's about moderation and real-life changes and ideas that really work for families.
When you're around me and really see that all I do is live and breathe for my work it's not strange it's just Gaga.
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
All I do really is go to work and try to be professional be on time and be prepared.
You can work really hard but if you're not training in the right way you're not going to improve and get to the level that you want to.