Gossip Corner

| July 6, 2011 at 10:13 PM

On Sunday, Lady Gaga was honored in a ceremony in Taiwan where they decided to name a national holiday after her. June 3rd was declared national “Lady Gaga Day.” During the ceremony, she was serenaded by a children’s choir and given a key to the city of Taichung. Not one to take such a gesture lightly, Lady Gaga bestowed upon the Taiwanese a free concert to which 40,000 people showed up! We think this is the first instance where a country has ever named a national holiday after a pop star, and it comes as no surprise to us that it was Lady Gaga to gain this honor.

Nicki Minaj suffered a heartbreaking tragedy over the weekend when she learned that her cousin had been murdered. She announced the tragedy on Twitter, saying, “”Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite. My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse… Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn, NY.” Our condolences to Nicki Minaj and to her family as they suffer through this difficult time.

Taylor Momsen has recently been spotted with fellow musician Natt Weller. Weller is a 23-year old from London and looks tough enough to handle even Momsen’s antics.

After his highly publicized split from soon-to-be ex-wife, Ashlee Simpson, Pete Wentz has been finding comfort in the arms of Michelle Trachtenberg. They recently rekindled their old flame (the two used to date back in 2006) and have been spotted cozying up with each other in downtown Los Angeles.

Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth may be headed for divorce after 10 years of marriage. A friend close to the family recently let it slip that they two were “taking a break.” Peter has already moved out, renting a home in Santa Ynez.

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