Lady Gaga breaks a nail and flips off a bunch of rich people. The royal wedding made Fergie feel "totally worthless." Heidi Montag warns that reality stardom is "hard." Wednesday gossip triumphs over adversity.

  • Performing at the Robin Hood Foundation's annual gala—an event where rich financiers pretend they aren't part of the most ridiculously named charity ever—Lady Gaga broke a nail on her middle finger. "Oops, I broke a nail," she said, then flipped off the audience. [P6, image via Getty]
  • Why has MTV casualty Heidi Montag posed for the paparazzi slightly less frequently than usual for the past six months? "I needed a break," she says. She doesn't recommend reality TV as a career path ("it's hard"), but given she has no other talents and has had too much plastic surgery to work at McDonald's (the heat of the deep-fat fryers might melt her), she has a new reality show coming up on VH1, in which she competes with other D-listers to start a restaurant. [Us]
  • Isabella Cruise, daughter of Tom and Nicole Kidman, goes by "Bella" now, and is apprenticing with Katie Holmes' new fashion label. [People]
  • Original "Fergie" Sarah Ferguson was banned from the royal wedding. How did she feel about that? "I went through the phase of feeling so totally worthless… I ostracized myself… I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day." She was so bereft, she fled halfway around the world to Thailand, where "the jungle embraced me." And you thought your extended relatives were dramatic about wedding snubs. [People]
  • Chelsea Handler on dating 50 Cent: "We dated very casually. He's a very sweet, nice guy." On current boyfriend, hotelier Andre Balazs: "I have very strong feelings." [Radar, Us]
  • Before separating from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver posted a video about being "in transition." Divorce foresight or menopause? [P6]
  • Gilbert Gottfried on losing his job for joking about the tsunami: "My name became a bigger news item than the actual tsunami." Um. "I'm sure that when Christ was on the cross there were people there turning to each other and making a joke." Hah! And we're back. [Popeater]

Lea Michele finally made a face other than her trademark popsicle seduction face on the cover of a magazine, and it looks like she is in pain. In other news, her boyfriend reminds her of her father. [Celebitchy]

  • Paul McCartney's fiancee's engagement ring: 5 carats, round-cut, platinum setting, flanked by strips of onyx, "art deco," "vintage feel," worth more than your firstborn child. [People]
  • Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean bought a photograph of Lindsay Lohan covered in blood and killing a man, and will hang it in his house. Apparently his girlfriend did LiLo's makeup for the photo shoot. [Popeater]
  • I'm not sure you're ready for this. You may want to sit down. Bree Olson, the "goddess" who dumped Charlie Sheen by text message? She's posing for Playboy. Don't die of shock, now. [TMZ]