Rejoice, brethren and sistren!

Actress Uma Thurman, whose Being is an object of the most intense desire (and envy), is footloose (and fancy-free?) again. says Uma, 39, and her (unworthy) gazillionaire fiance, Arpad Busson, 46, split up two months ago. Uma began seeing Busson in '07, after using up that other unworthy rich dude, André Balazs. Busson previously dated Elle Macpherson. Uma once swore off marriage after her divorces from Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke. Her reps have yet to comment.

Stamos: Yes, I was targeted

John Stamos

confirmed yesterday that the FBI had arrested Michigan residents

Allison Coss

, 23, and

Scott Sippola

, 30, last week for allegedly attempting to shake him down for $680,000 by threatening to release photos of him

taken at a party in Florida in '04.

But are the alleged extortionists evil or really stupid? Stamos' rep says the photos they threatened to sell to gossip rags are about as lascivious as Sesame Street.

They are, the rep says, "photos of John posing with fans." What's more, Stamos says he'll make the photos available to the public at the conclusion of the investigation.

Evildoers, take note: If Stamos is comfortable releasing the pics, why would he pay to keep them secret?

Tidbits 'n' pieces

Good Morning America


Chris Cuomo

is in talks with ABC to join

Elizabeth Vargas

as cohost of the newsmagazine


. Cuomo was reportedly less than elated when he was passed over for



Pamela Anderson, poised to become the greatest warbler since Edith Piaf, doesn't sing about drugs in her first single, "High." The tune is "about high fashion," buddy Richie Rich tells the New York Post. Pam's bounteous talents are evident. Says Rich: "Pam says she wants to sing, but nothing too difficult, so she's just going to sing the word 'high' over and over." Wow!

Playgirl model Levi Johnston told Joy Behar on her show Monday night that he's happy to be a gay icon despite his conservative background. "Growing up in Wasilla [Alaska] . . . I've never seen a gay guy in Wasilla," Levi said. "Once I started doing all these tours and everything . . . I just, you know, they're people, too. It doesn't matter to me, more fans, it's great."

Elton John, 62, whose bid to adopt a Ukrainian boy named Lev was denied, says he still plans to support the 14-month-old, whom he first met at a home for HIV-positive kids. Elton's life partner, David Furnish, tells the BBC the couple were "massively gutted" by the rejection. Ukrainian authorities say they do not recognize gay unions as marriage.

Michelle Duggar, star of TLC's 18 Kids and Counting and expecting her 19th child, was rushed to an Arkansas hospital over the weekend "due to gallbladder issues," a TLC rep says. Luckily, the baby, due in the spring, was not affected. Duggar is being kept in the hospital for observations.

Oh, happy days! Tori Spelling's husband, Dean McDermott, tells People that the actress and her mum, Candy, are putting aside their family feud for the sake of Tori's kids, Liam, 2, and Stella, 1. The women's very public Kampf began two years ago shortly after the death of Spelling patriarch Aaron. Candy, 64, recently accused Tori of using the lil' kids as "reality-show props."

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Monday met America's Lady Gaga at the Royal Variety Show in the English city of Blackpool. QEII must have been impressed by LG's outfit: The pop singer had transformed herself into Queen Elizabeth I with an outfit made of red latex. (Whatever . . .)

That premier news outlet the National Enquirer reports that Angelina Jolie, who is raising six children with beau Brad Pitt, has a second, very secret, family of seven kids at an orphanage in Amman, Jordan. Once you read past the headline, the report simply says Angie seems to care about a group of kids at the orphanage, whom she may be supporting.

Black Eyed Peas tickets

The Black Eyed Peas

will bring their "The E.N.D. World Tour 2010," with special guest


, to the Wachovia Center on March 3. Tix go on sale Saturday at noon. Info: 1-800-298-4200 or