People: Nicki Minaj, Julianne Moore, Robin Roberts
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Does Nicki Minaj's profanity-laced outburst on the set of "American Idol" raise questions about whether she's right for the family-friendly singing competition?
With a career as a no-holds-barred rapper, Minaj -- who is heard on the tape saying to fellow new judge Mariah Carey, "I'm not [expletive] putting up with her [expletive] highness over there" -- brings a previously unseen edge to Fox's hit show. But her on-set antics haven't been received well by all, People reports.
Barbara Walters recounted speaking to Carey about the incident on "The View" Thursday. "[Mariah] said that what you heard was troublesome, but that's not what worries her," Walters told the audience. "When Nicki walked off the set, people heard her say if she had a gun she would 'shoot that[expletive].' "
"Mariah has hired extra security," Walters continued.
While Minaj is yet to apologize for the incident, she did tell Carey, "I love you, but we might fight again," according to Walters, who added, "Mariah doesn't feel comfortable emotionally."
Minaj took to Twitter Thursday to refute Walters' and Carey's claims of any threats of gun violence. "Hey yAll. Lets just say Nicki said smthn about a gun. ppl will believe it cuz she's a black rapper. Lmao. I'll then hit up Barbara n milk it," she Tweeted.
"Ironically no camera or mic heard the gun comment tho. Lol @ the struggle. Not even the producers believed u. Say no to violence barbz," Minaj continued. (Minaj refers to her fans as Barbz.)
Approximately $127,000 worth of jewelry has been stolen from actress Julianne Moore's New York City brownstone, The Associated Press reports.
Police say a complaint was filed with the NYPD on Monday. They said Thursday that a necklace, bracelets and watches, some by Cartier, were reported missing.
They say the robbery occurred at the home in Manhattan's West Village sometime between June 6 and Aug. 28.
Police say the brownstone was under renovation and about 15 to 25 construction workers had access to the house during that time.
Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" are leaving Washington on their first international journey to London's Victoria and Albert Museum, the AP reports.
Judy Garland wore the shoes in the 1939 film in which she played a Kansas farm girl on a magical journey. The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History announced the rare loan of its popular slippers Thursday.
They will be shown with Dorothy's blue-and-white gingham dress in "Hollywood Costume," an exhibit opening Oct. 20 in London. Curators say it's the first time Dorothy's dress and shoes have been together since the movie was filmed. The dress is part of a private collection.
The Smithsonian plans to hold a departure ceremony Tuesday. The slippers will return Nov. 21.
Thanksgiving has come six weeks early for Robin Roberts, after her Sept. 20 bone-marrow transplant to treat her rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, People reports.
In a message posted Thursday on the ABC News blog, the "Good Morning America" anchor, 51, delivers a positive update on her medical progress, and expresses her heartfelt thanks for all the support she continues to receive.
Here is part of her message:
Today is what I like to call "Thankful Thursday, aka Friday Eve." I have been in the hospital 25 days now. My bone marrow transplant took place exactly two weeks ago. The only numbers that matter are my blood counts and they are ... GREAT! My sister Sally-Ann's stem cells apparently feel right at home in my body -- an answer to so many prayers.
My doctors and rock star nurses are very pleased with my progress and I could not be more thankful for the excellent care I am receiving. I have had some extremely painful days and it's still difficult for me to eat because of all the chemo. ...
I continue to learn so much on this journey, especially when it comes to true friendship and love. My friends near and far -- like Sam [Champion, "GMA" meteorologist] and Josh [Elliott, news anchor] who came to visit -- have been lifting my spirits. My childhood pastor (who delivered Momma's eulogy) is coming from down South to see me tomorrow. I am hopeful that I MAY be well enough to continue my recovery at home next week and my sister's plan to come back to NYC for that milestone in my journey. I truly FEEL and thank you for your love, prayers and good wishes. And I return it to you tenfold. Light Love Power Presence. XO
First Published October 5, 2012 12:00 am