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Someone locked lips with Lady Gaga on New Year's Eve.

If you guessed that person was her boyfriend Taylor Kinney, you would be ... incorrect! But you're still up on your Gaga gossip and we commend you for that.

No, this would've been a bit harder to see coming. After Lady Gaga's New Year's Eve performance rocked Times Square, she puckered up at midnight with ...

The Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg! Look:

Lady Gaga, Michael Bloomberg Kiss

If ever there were a picture worth a thousand words ...

Embracing as the ball dropped, the Grammy winner wore a sequined mask and hizzoner donned a sweater embroidered with the American flag. U-S-A! U-S-A!

Bloomberg officially chose Gaga as his "ball drop partner" a few days prior to the event. For the star, the whole experience of NYC on NYE was very emotional.

"I can't even quite describe what tonight felt like," Gaga, who grew up on the city's Upper West Side, Tweeted. "Sort of poetic madness. A dream come true."

We're guessing she meant the night overall, not just kissing Bloomy. Although you never know, the charming 69-year-old does look handsome in that sweater.

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If you have no idea who Tim Pawlenty is, we don't blame you.

The GOP presidential candidate polls way behind Mitt Romney, Michelle Bachmann and even Sarah Palin, who on top of being incapable, isn't even running!

Point being, T-Paw is running, even if no one outside Minnesota, where he served two terms as governor, knows it. So how does he change things up?

Get his name in the headlines. More importantly, get Lady Gaga's name in there. In this Q&A, he asks the interviewers which Gaga song is their favorite:

Granted, it was a personal and pop-culture interview, so it's not like he name-dropped "Born This Way" in a debate. But he digs the song. Good to know.

The a cappella version is better, if you ask him, though, and "Bad Romance" gives it a run for a money because of the beat. Think he's making all this up?

Even if he's an avid watcher of Lady Gaga videos, we don't expect she'll be pulling the lever for Tim in '12. He's staunchly opposed to gay marriage.