Buzz Bites (10/17/11): Lady Gaga Channels Marilyn Monroe For Bill Clinton’s Birthday Charity

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+ Watch Lady Gaga perform a Marilyn Monroe-like birthday serenade before launching into “Born This Way” and more during Bill Clinton’s charity bash on Friday. Usher, U2‘s Bono and The Edge and others also performed. (Billboard)

+ Drake was gunning for some skit time during “SNL,” and he got it. As he told MTV News beforehand, “I was begging everybody like, ‘Please let me get a skit. Please let me be involved in something.’” (MTV News)

+ Nicki Minaj and others wish Rick Ross well after he reportedly suffered two seizures on airplanes on Friday. “All we can do is pray and hope that he gets some rest and comes back stronger,” said Minaj. (RapFix)

+ WHOA. Indie-rock married couple and Sonic Youth members Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore announced they are separating. They are reportedly continuing their South American tour, but their label Matador’s statement said, “Plans beyond that tour are uncertain.” (Pitchfork)

+ Check out Katy Perry singing a mellow version of “The One That Got Away” during X Factor UK. (Neon Limelight)