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Lady Gaga adds Toronto Film Festival press conference to busy Friday

Lady Gaga has added a last-minute press conference and performance to her schedule at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada on Friday (08Sep17).

The pop star has hastily arranged a media event to talk about her new documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, which will premiere in the city hours later.

She will also perform after the Friday night screening, according to her publicist.

The new film chronicles the Poker Face singer's life away from the stage and the studio, and features Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Germanotta, talking emotionally about her personal struggles with loneliness and insecurity.

Gaga was forced to cancel a Montreal, Canada show on 4 September (17) after falling ill during her rain-soaked gig in New York late last month (Aug17), but she returned to the stage on Wednesday night (06Sep17) for a trumphant performance at Toronto's Air Canada Center.

Meanwhile, the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday (07Sep17) with the premiere of Shia LaBeouf's new tennis drama Borg/McEnroe.

The film's release marked LaBeouf's first red carpet appearance since his latest run-in with police this summer, and looking happy and healthy, he addressed the drama on the way to the screening, confessing he shares some the temperamental traits of tennis ace John McEnroe, who he portrays in the film.

"Acting is like athletics - ordinary men with extraordinary effort putting themselves out there," the 31-year-old told reporters.

Borg/McEnroe is not the only tennis-related film hitting the Toronto slate - Emma Stone and Steve Carell's Battle of the Sexes is also among the highlights.

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