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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 12/13/2011

In Annapolis, O’Malley awaits word from Lady Gaga

Here’s the latest news out of Annapolis: Still no word back from Lady Gaga.


Lady Gaga, with eyes painted on her eyelids, throws a kiss as she meets with the press after her performance at the charity concert MTV Video Music Aid Japan in suburban Tokyo in June 25 (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) set the State House atwitter on Monday afternoon when he invited the pop star to dinner — via a tweet.

“@LadyGaga thanks for your advocacy against bullying,” the governor wrote on Twitter. “Katie & I would like to invite you to dinner to discuss eliminating bullying in MD.”

Besides sharing a passion for music, the governor — who is the front man in the Celtic rock band O’Malley’s March — and Lady Gaga both have advocated anti-bullying efforts. The cause is among those championed by Maryland First Lady Catherine Curran O’Malley.

O’Malley aides were continuing to monitor social media Tuesday for a response.

Asked if the governor had heard back from Lady Gaga, Rick Abbruzzese, O’Malley’s director of public affairs, replied: “She wants to have dinner with me first to discuss the issues that may come up with the governor. I’m taking her to Little Italy.”

Abbruzzese, who lives in the Baltimore area, quickly acknowledged that’s not exactly true.

“She didn’t actually write back (yet),” Abbruzzese said in an e-mail, “but raising awareness about bullying is critically important — which is why the governor and Katie invited her to dinner in the first place.”

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