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    Miley Cyrus, Glee Stars Sing, Lady Gaga Gushes for Gay Youth

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    It seems like it's been forever since we've seen the starlet perform, but...

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    She hit the stage at last night's Trevor Live! benefit to sing her hit ballad "The Climb." She kept it simple and sweet, accompanied by a single guitar player before the packed house at the Hollywood Palladium.

    Directed by Cyrus' The Last Song producer, Adam Shankman, the evening raised funds for The Trevor Project, the national suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth.

    Lady Gaga received the Trevor Hero Award from the family of Jamey Rodemeyer, her 14-year-old fan who killed himself in September.

    "This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win," Gaga said in her acceptance speech.

    She praised the Rodemeyers' for their work to end bullying. "I know they will continue to work in Jamey's name ... to end discrimination, to end fear," Gaga said. "And to, as much as we can, come together, as it will take a village and an army, [some] countries and continents to make bullying a hate crime."

    The night had many highlights.

    Darren Criss performed Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual" after being introduced by Glee costars Jayma Mays and Dianna Agron. Amber Riley brought the house down with her cover of "All I Want for Christmas," while former 'N Syncer JC Chasez gave the crowd an amazing soulful rendition of "True Colors."

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    Modern Family funnyman Jesse Tyler Ferguson sang "Somewhere That's Green" from the musical Little Shop of Horrors. Neil Patrick Harris and his boyfriend, E! News' new correspondent David Burtka, started off their duet of "You're the Top" in a bed.

    But it was former American Idol hopeful Stefano Langone who stole the show—and received a standing ovation—with a truly jaw-dropping performance of "O Holy Night."

    "It's an amazing organization that is not only anti-bullying—which I think is really important—but I think really your youth should be the most fun time of your life and anyone who is inhibiting that should be stopped," White Collar and Magic Mike star Matt Bomer told me on the red carpet. "It's a great organization that is bridging that gap, supporting LGBTQ youth who are in need of help."

    Sponsored by the companies like Audi, ING, and E! Online's parent company NBCUniversal as well as Fiji Water, Absolut Vodka and MillerCoors, among others, the gala also included a menu by celebrity caterer Along Came Mary.

    Later on, a private VIP party at the nearby Residences at W Hollywood was packed with the likes of Darren Criss, Damian McGinty, Rock of Ages costars Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta, Vampire Diaries' Paul Wesley and J. Edgar screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

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