'IDOL' INSANITY - MARIAH HIRES EXTRA SECURITY: If you thought the MARIAH / MINAJ 'Idol' beef was over, think again. This one is far from over.


On "The View" yesterday, BARBARA WALTERS said that she did a private interview with Mariah before the show taped, and Mariah told her that when Nicki walked off the 'Idol' set, "multiple people" heard her say "If I had a gun, I would shoot that [B-word]."

She also said Mariah expressed that she was "very concerned" and "uncomfortable emotionally." To be clear, MiMi didn't actually think Nicki would shoot her, but, quote, "Nicki is unpredictable, and I can't take a chance, so I've hired extra security." She added that Nicki hasn't apologized.

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'IDOL' INSANITY - MINAJ CALLS MARIAH 'LIAR': After Nicki Minaj heard what Mariah had told Barbara Walters in the off-the record interview, she hit up Twitter and went off on Carey.

She wrote, quote, "I don't call TMZ and Barbara Walters because I stand on my own two feet. Never needed an army. God is good. Insecurity is as cruel as the grave."

She followed up that Tweet with, quote, "I guess it hurts to have the producers tell you to your face that Nicki is the best judge we've had since SIMON [COWELL]. Awww, poor you. Keep them lies comin'."

And she wasn't done yet. She then Tweeted, quote, "Hey, y'all. Let's just say Nicki said something about a gun. People will believe it 'cause she's a black rapper. LMAO. I'll then hit up Barbara and milk it."

Here's the link to Nicki's Twitter account so you can check it occasionally. I guarantee someone's getting cut this weekend!

CELEBRITIES WITHOUT MAKEUP: SNOOKI Tweeted a pic of herself not wearing makeup, and man what a difference it makes. She doesn't even look like the same person, huh?


BRISTOL PALIN SENT ‘WHITE POWDER’ + DEMAND TO LEAVE ‘DANCING’ SHOW: Police are investigating an incident of a "suspicious package" containing a "white powder" that was delivered to the "Dancing with the Stars" studio along with a letter demanding BRISTOL PALIN be removed from the show.

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The show received the package on Wednesday, with a note that supposedly said something along the lines of "this is what will happen to you if Bristol Palin stays on 'Dancing with the Stars'." No word on if they have any idea who sent that package or what the white powder was, other than it was harmless.

A very similar thing happened a few season’s ago when Bristol first did the show. Back then it was talcum powder that was mailed to her.

DON'T REFER TO FULL FIGURED 'MAD MEN' STAR CHRISTINA HENDRICKS AS FULL FIGURED: If you’ve ever seen photos of CHRISTINA HENDRICKS working a red carpet then you know she uses her curves to their fullest advantage.

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What she doesn’t like, though, is her candy-coated curves being referred to as “full-figured.” Just ask Sydney, Australia reporter Kate Waterhouse. She sat down with Hendricks the other day for an interview and asked Christina, quote, "You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What is the most inspiring story that you can remember where you've inspired someone?"

Christina smiled, looked over at her publicist, then said "I don't know." Her publicist interjected off-camera saying something to Waterhouse, who then re-word the question. This time she asked, "You've been known as an inspiration for women as being a full-figured..."  To which a still smiling Christina said, quote, "I mean, you just said it again." At that point, the publicist told Kate to move on and they got off the subject completely.

The newspaper reports that Christina was later overheard saying, quote, "I think calling me full-figured is just rude."

CHRIS BROWN DUMPS GIRLFRIEND BECAUSE OF RIHANNA: All signs point to CHRIS BROWN and RIHANN rekindling their romance now that Brown has gotten rid of the one thing standing in the way of a full scale reunion: his girlfriend!

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Yesterday Brown announced he’s ended his relationship with Karrueche Tran. “I have decided to be single to focus on my career,” he said. “I love Karrueche very much but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I'd rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives."

Awwww. See ya'll. Chris really is thoughtful and caring. He just wants to spare her the pain and humiliation. Shame on you for hatin'!

On Wednesday, Brown and Rihanna were spotted together at the Jay-Z concert in Brooklyn. They were also reportedly together at a club on Monday, where they supposedly disappeared into a bathroom for 20 minutes, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

Meanwhile … Rihanna made a veiled reference to Brown, writing on her Twitter account, quote, “Ain't nobody bidness..... But mine and my baby!'