Lady Gaga Draws Young Hollywood to New Year’s Gig

Lady Gaga

Seth Browarnik/Startraks

updated 01/01/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 01/01/2010 AT 2:30 PM ET

At Lady Gaga’s New Year’s Eve poolside performance at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Hotel, the outlandish performer wasn’t the only star on display: A gathering of single, Young Hollywood types were in attendance – with some as mesmerized with each other as they were with the singer.

According to an eyewitness, Hayden Panettiere, 20, “was dancing, front and center” with Kevin Connolly, 35. The two were “chatting in the VIP lounge at the pool during the concert, and at the afterparty at LIV [nightclub at the Fontainebleau], they were sitting together. They were chatting all night, and they were very close to each other all evening.”

The pair even shared a classic date food: Domino’s New Pizza slices together poolside, says the eyewitness.

Lady Gaga performed four songs, including “Bad Romance” from her current album, Fame Monster. Others in the audience included Chace Crawford (“He was singing to Gaga’s songs,” says a source), blogger Perez Hilton (sporting a head-to-toe floral ensemble), former Desperate Housewives actor Shawn Pyfrom, The Hills’ Frankie Delgado, former boybander J.C. Chasez and actress Stacy Keibler.


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