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It's hard to blame former President Bill Clinton for being a little on edge about Lady Gaga's performance honoring his foundation's 10th anniversary Saturday.

He shared his panic with a packed Hollywood Bowl, telling the audience: "I wondered, you know ... she always kind of goes up to the edge. I thought, 'my God, I get Lady Gaga and I will have a heart attack celebrating my 65th birthday.'"

Fortunately, Bubba lived to tell the tale:

Gaga routinely switched up her lyrics to include the Clintons and at one point, she danced on the catwalk suggestively in front of the former first family.

She declared "I love you and your hot wife" at the end of "Bad Romance," and then, during a version of "You and I," Gaga again addressed Bill directly.

Raising her middle finger, the 25-year-old singer declared, "If someone had told me many years ago that I'd be doing that right in front of you I just would not believe it. I would have given a good American f**k you."

Alright then. A few awkward moments aside, Bill was thrilled.

"How cool is it to be 65 and you get Lady Gaga, come on?" he gushed later. "I am the only person in history who got to be president and who then had a post-presidential party attended both by Lady Gaga and the Secretary of State."

Watch the rest of her performance in its entirety below:

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Lady Gaga and Usher are among the music stars coming together to celebrate former President Bill Clinton and the 10th anniversary of his foundation this weekend.

Highlighting the 65-year-old's efforts to protect the environment, promote global health and stimulate the economy, the Decade of Difference concert honoring the Clinton Foundation will be held at the famed Hollywood Bowl.

The show will stream live on Yahoo at 7 p.m. EST Saturday.

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Lady Gaga and others will honor the former President tomorrow.

Kenny Chesney, Juanes, K'Naan and XX are also on the bill for the one night only event, which will also feature an acoustic set by U2's The Edge and Bono.

We've already heard about what happened when Lady Gaga met President Obama. We can only hope she wears something like this tomorrow night as well.

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In Monday's THG Caption Contest, we asked readers to come up with the best one for this photo of Presidents Clinton and Obama on the golf course.

You had plenty of material to make up funny captions here, and you did so. Our winner is zinnnnnnnng. Nice work The winning entry appears below.

Honorable mentions go out to apindep, alisa and Kimaras30. Thanks to all of you for playing as always, and best of luck in our next contest!

Clinton and Obama Golfing

"Man, your poll numbers are going down faster than Mon ... hey, nice putt."

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Welcome, gossip fans, to another edition of THG's Caption Contest! Oh, to be a fly on the wall (or a fly in the sand trap, more accurately) in this round.

What did former President Bill Clinton say to President Barack Obama?

That's not a joke, we're asking you to tell us the answer in the latest edition of THG's Caption Contest! Come up with the best caption for the photo here!

All you have to do to play is click "Comments" below and submit your best caption(s). Go to it! We will announce a winner Tuesday. Best of luck, all ...

Clinton and Obama Golfing

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The 42nd President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, celebrates his birthday today. The Big Dawg is now 65. Happy birthday, Bubba!

William Jefferson Clinton, the pride of Hope, Ark., remains the only Democrat to win two full White House terms since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Bill Clinton in NYC

He also presided over the largest peacetime economic expansion in U.S. history, and left office extremely popular despite being impeached.

Hey, no one's perfect, right?

His wife, Hillary Clinton, is currently U.S. Secretary of State. Their daughter, Chelsea, married Marc Mezvinsky last summer in New York State.

In a political flip-flop of Mitt Romney-esque proportions, Bill Clinton is marking his 65th birthday by going vegan. Seriously. No more burgers!

What a difference a quadruple bypass makes. "I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now," the ex-President tells CNN.

After experiencing heart problems leading up to the 2004 surgery, Clinton has now lost 20 lbs.: "I feel good, and I have so much more energy."

Glad to hear. Have a veggie burger on us tonight, BC!

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It's 4/20, baby. You know what that means, right? THG does.

Well, sort of. The origins of 420 are hotly debated, but no matter where the term came from, people associate it with smoking massive amounts of weed!

As such, the 20th day of April has become a de facto holiday.

With that in mind, The Hollywood Gossip salutes 10 famous individuals who have been known to puff the herb from time to time. Some even inhale ...

10. Bill Clinton. As President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton presided over the largest peacetime economic expansion in American history.

But boy, was he a terrible liar. The Lewinsky debacle was technically worse (what with perjury charges and all), but "I didn't inhale" was pretty legendary.

9. Jeff Bridges. He played The Dude! Enough said, really. But to further our argument for his inclusion, we suggest reading these Big Lebowski quotes.

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Want to ask Bill Clinton anything? Over a gourmet four-course meal?

Write the biggest check and you can have that very opportunity!

Beginning Monday on eBay, the ex-president is auctioning off a private dinner with himself for the top bidder and three friends, to be held at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. The proceeds will benefit the Clinton Foundation.

"I'm looking forward to showing the winner some of my favorite exhibits and enjoying dinner with them overlooking the Arkansas River," Clinton said.

"But more importantly, I look forward to the impact the winning bid will have on the work my Foundation does around the world."

The opening bid is $25,000, and bidding continues through December 2.

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Goodbye, Mel Gibson. Hello, William Jefferson Clinton!

That's right, the former President of the United States will make an appearance in The Hangover 2, which is now filming in Thailand, a Clinton source reports.

Clinton shot his brief appearance Saturday in Bangkok, where part of the production takes place, and where he was delivering a speech on clean energy.

I feel your pain ... hangovers are the worst!

Bill Clinton will play himself in the cameo. This is not the same role Mel Gibson was hired and then fired from (that part will now be filled by Liam Neeson).

Directed by Todd Philips, the sequel brings back stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha and Zach Galifianakis, who reportedly torpedoed Mel's cameo.

Hopefully no one among the cast and crew objects to center-left political views or Oval Office dalliances with cigars, because we can't wait to see Bubba on film.

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The 42nd President of the United States of America, William Jefferson Clinton, celebrates a birthday today. The Big Dog, our first Baby Boomer president, is 64.

Happy birthday, Bubba!

Bill Clinton is best remembered as the only Democrat to win two terms in office since FDR, for presiding over the largest peacetime economic expansion in U.S. history, and for an embarrassing incident involving the Oval Office, a cigar and an intern.

Yeah, nobody's perfect.

His wife, Hillary Clinton, is currently U.S. Secretary of State. Their daughter, Chelsea, just married Marc Mezvinsky in a beautiful Upstate New York ceremony.

Here's a little birthday photo tribute to birthday Bill ...

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U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have both been offering Tiger Woods encouragement while he's in rehab for sex addiction (and/or drug addiction).

Tiger has spoken with Obama and Clinton, Golf Digest's Jaime Diaz says. One would think both have more important things to do, but hey, that's great.

Diaz also confirms Woods visited the Gentle Path clinic in Mississippi.

Woods came in with a "whatever it takes" mentality, including on "Disclosure Day," whereby patients reveal all of their past indiscretions to their spouse.

So Elin heard about all Tiger Woods' mistresses. Hope they ordered in breakfast, lunch and dinner, 'cause that therapy session couldn't have been brief.

Diaz also confirms that Elin Nordegren visited Woods at the clinic, and that the couple and their children spent Christmas together in Southern California.

Woods' mother is quoted in the article, and is described as "staunchly supportive of her son," despite the damage his sex scandal has caused their family.

Some other sites have made note of Tida Woods' past interviews with Diaz and speculate that she could be the source of many of his piece's revelations.

But the most surprising item in the Golf Digest article is the news about Woods' contact with two presidents. Clinton? Sure, dude's pretty much been there.

But President Obama also making a personal call to offer encouragement? Really, Barack? What do you have to offer, and why does he deserve your help?

As for his return to golf, which remains up in the air after Woods' apology speech, his mother says only following: "He will face himself, solve the problem."

"When he comes back, he will still love to play and love to win. I think more than ever, because his closet will be cleaned out and his mind will be free. And I know he will break [Jack Nicklaus' record 18 major championships]," she says.

That's one thing we wouldn't bet against.

Don't you guys have nations to lead and/or rebuild?