ET goes one-on-one with pop-music icon Cyndi Lauper, who shares her candid reaction to Lindsay Lohan's stint behind bars and her own run on "Celebrity Apprentice."
"I think she'll get it together," Cyndi says of Lindsay. "I think she'll overcome this."
"Hey, everybody falls," she continues. "Everybody falls -- you get back up again… Fame doesn't come with a handbook and I just think she'll pull it together. She's got something in her that's lasting. This is an unfortunate turn but she'll be out [eventually]."
Reflecting on her time competing with the likes of Bret Michaels on "Celebrity Apprentice," Cyndi says: "It's a lot of work. It was a little high school and a little helpful. And I think I did learn a lot from it."
And get ready, because the spirited 57-year-old is about to get her own reality series with reality king Mark Burnett. "Yeah, apparently my whole life is a comedy," she jokes.
She also dishes about working with Lady Gaga on MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam campaign -- to help educate women about HIV/AIDS -- and she reveals the veteran advice she gave Gaga: "I just told her don't listen. Don't listen to anybody. You got an idea? Do it."
The following night, we're with the "True Colors" singer backstage as she prepares to showcase her classic hits and brand-new tunes from her album Memphis Blues -- in stores now -- for a packed crowd in her hometown of New York.
"It's gonna be great but I'm nervous," Cyndi admits.
Watch our video for more! Plus, click here for info on Cyndi's True Colors Fund, which works with the straight community to help support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community in the struggle for equality.