Happy Monster New Year! Lady Gaga to Perform on Dick Clark Special

Gaga's Sexy Shoot
The Lady goes black-and-white.
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Lady Gaga wears a crazy leopard outfit in NY.
If you’re one of the people that wants a little weirdness mixed into their New Year’s Eve celebration, then you better tune into this year’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2011 special, as Lady Gaga is officially set to perform during the final minutes of the year.

Ryan Seacrest announced on Thursday that Gaga has been tapped to close out what has really been a dominant  year for her, and she’ll perform just before the infamous ball drop ceremony in Times Square. Given her strong New York roots, it’s sure to be an inspired — and likely wacky — performance from Mama Monster.

Now the real question: Will she actually be Lady Gaga, or will the world see Jo Calderone — her alter ego who drew quite the reaction at this year’s VMAs?

No other performers have been announced for the show, but it always has some of music and entertainment’s biggest names during its 40 year run. Once again, Seacrest will co-host the show.

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