Lady Gaga Channels Marilyn at Clinton Fete

Usher rips his pants, Bono sings opera, the usual
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2011 9:16 AM CDT
Gaga Channels Marilyn at Clinton Fete
Lady Gaga performs at “A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation.” The star-studded affair was held at the iconic Hollywood Bowl on October 15, 2011.   (Getty Images)

In perhaps a case of history repeating itself, a blonde bombshell serenaded a notoriously libidinous Democratic president last night: But this time it was Lady Gaga sending up Bill Clinton, so things wouldn't have been complete without some extra raunch and an F-bomb. Appearing at last night's "A Decade of Difference" concert in salute of the William J. Clinton Foundation, Gaga told the crowd, "Tonight I thought we'd all get caught up in a little Bill romance," later telling the former prez, "I love you and your hot wife," before demanding that "Billary" "sit back down where you belong in the Oval Office with those high heels on." Finally: "If someone had told me so many years ago that I'd be doing that right in front of you ... I would have given a good American f**k you." Other highlights from the star-studded show, as per the Hollywood Reporter and E! Online:

  • Usher, who mixed typical fare with an unlikely but dead-on Beatles tribute, suffered a wardrobe malfunction in the form of a rip in his pants. He soldiered on—giving the crowd an eyeful of left thigh, but nothing more—later wryly noting, "I work hard."
  • Ashton Kutcher took the stage to loud cheers, and in perhaps a Freudian slip, referred to his charity with wife Demi Moore as, "my foundation."
  • Stevie Wonder rocked the house, and even made Clinton tear up with "Sir Duke," before turning to "For Once in My Life" and "Superstitious."
  • Other performers included Kenny Chesney, K'naan, Juanes, and Bono and the Edge, who closed out the show. The latter duo sang "Miss Sarajevo," with Bono tackling Luciano Pavarotti's opera part himself.
  • Bubba himself took the stage, saying, "I've got to put on my glasses, there's gotta be someone on this stage tonight who's not cool." He later thanked Chesney "for coming so I wouldn't be the only person up here with an accent."

    Check the gallery for photos, or Yahoo has the exclusive video highlights here.
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