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Lady Gaga to Headline Private White House Inauguration Ball

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07:  Lady Gaga visits Harrods London to celebrate the launch of debut Lady Gaga fragrance, Fame at Harrods on October 7, 2012 in London. England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Coty Beauty UK)

Beyoncé may get to sing the National Anthem to hordes of freezing Obama fans packing the National Mall on Monday, but Lady Gaga's definitely got the better Inauguration Day gig: Partying it up with all those crazy cats at the White House. Gaga will perform at a private ball Tuesday for White House staffers (whose security badges surely light up as rave sticks), the Associated Press has learned, filling the impossibly large shoes of Jay-Z who four years ago performed the 2008-appropriate "99 Problems but George Bush Ain't One." So Gaga better be ready with a victorious "Just Dance (With Obama)" and maybe even a conciliatory "Telephone (Romney to See How He's Doing)."