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Fergie: Wedding snub tough, but deserved

Not receiving an invitation to the royal wedding was "so difficult," Sarah Ferguson tells Oprah Winfrey in a show recorded to air Wednesday.

The Duchess of York says on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that she went to Thailand instead of attending last month's marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton , now the Duchess of Cambridge.

"It was so difficult," Ferguson said.

"Because I wanted to be there with my girls and to — and to be getting them dressed and to go as a family."

Ferguson's daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie , attended the wedding with their father and Ferguson's former husband, Prince Andrew .

Ferguson said she spoke with Prince Andrew and her daughters throughout that morning.

"He made me feel very part of the day on April the 29th," Ferguson said.

But Ferguson, who last spring talked to Winfrey about being caught on video offering access to Prince Andrew for $724,000, went on to say she thought it "was quite right they didn't invite me."

"I felt that I ostracized myself by my behavior, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes," Ferguson said.

Lady Gaga to debut songs on FarmVille

Lady Gaga is turning to an unusual method to cultivate her fan base: The pop icon is releasing songs from her new album on a section of online game FarmVille before they can be heard anywhere else.

The singer, known for her outrageous styles and hits such as "Poker Face" and "Bad Romance," will allow singles from "Born This Way" to be heard within a neighboring farm in the game called "GagaVille."

Players have to complete tasks to hear one exclusive new track per day from May 17 to 19.

Additional songs that aren't exclusive can be unlocked over the following three days. The album is due to be released on May 23.

About 46 million people worldwide play FarmVille every month.

The San Francisco-based Zynga is also giving away a download of the full album to fans who buy $25 game cards through Best Buy.

Another year older

Today's birthdays: Comedian Mort Sahl , 84... rock singer Eric Burdon (The Animals; War), 70 ... country musician Mark Herndon (Alabama), 56... country musician Keith West (Heartland), 43... actor Coby Bell , 36... cellist Perttu Kivilaakso , 33... actor Jonathan Jackson , 29... actor Cory Monteith ("Glee"), 29

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