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BARBARA WALTERS IN THE MIDDLE OF MARIAH-MINAJ FIGHT

NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbara Walters is now in the middle of the fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on "American Idol." Walters said on "The View" that she called Carey before going on the air and Carey told her that Minaj threatened to shoot her at the end of their argument. Walters says Carey is taking the threat seriously enough to hire extra security. Minaj responded on Twitter, saying that people believe she made the threat because she's a black rapper. But she says no camera or microphone picked up the gun comment.

"THE X FACTOR"

MIAMI (AP) -- There was more than singing in play on last night's "X Factor." There were also plenty of head games. The 60 remaining singers were divided into pairs and they had to perform duets. The song choices left plenty of room for contestants to try to psych each other out. Willie Jones and Tate Stevens did a song that Willie didn't know. It left the deep-voiced teen in tears when he forgot the words. Paige Thomas felt played by her rival, CeCe Frey. Simon Cowell said both looked exhausted. Next week, we'll learn the final 24.

LARK VOORHIES - BIPOLAR

NEW YORK (AP) -- Her mother says her daughter Lark Voorhies has bipolar disorder. She tells People magazine that her daughter is taking medication for it. The magazine says during a photo shoot, Voorhies would stop in mid-sentence and stare off, often mumbling to herself or to others who weren't there. Asked if she was bipolar, Voorhies said "Oh no. We're alive in a major time of all in-all prophecy." She explained her vacant stares and rambling by saying those were moments of prayer.

"FRANKENWEENIE" - TIM BURTON

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Tim Burton makes references to several old horror movies in "Frankenweenie," but don't worry if you don't pick up on them. Burton says many people don't know those movies, so he didn't make Frankenweenie "reference dependent." He says he made it so the references wouldn't be the reason you enjoy the film. Frankenweenie opens today.

"PITCH PERFECT" - REBEL WILSON

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's one of the lines getting a big laugh in "Pitch Perfect" and Rebel Wilson didn't even remember ad-libbing it. A guy tells Wilson that he feels like they should kiss. She tells him that she sometimes has a feeling she can do crystal meth, but then she thinks, "better not." Wilson says she didn't remember saying the line until she saw the movie. Then, she thought to herself, "that's a pretty good line." Wilson is a member of an a-capella group in the film. She was also in a group like that in Catholic school. They were called 12 Voices because there were 12 girls. She says they had to wear peasant blouses and "disgusting long velvet skirts." Pitch Perfect opens in more theaters today.

JAMES BOND TURNS 50

UNDATED (AP) -- It was 50 years ago today that we first heard Sean Connery introduce himself as "Bond, James Bond." It was in "Dr. No," the first of more than 20 Bond films. Connery was the first of six actors to play the role. The latest is Daniel Craig, who'll star in his third Bond movie, "Skyfall," next month. Roger Moore played Bond seven times, more than any other actor. He says the secret to Bond's longevity is that people like the familiar. He says " it's sort of like a bedtime story: As long as you don't go too far away from the original, the child is happy."

ROSIE O'DONNELL SAYS HEART ATTACK SAVED HER LIFE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rosie O'Donnell says her heart attack saved her life. She tells People magazine that she comforted herself with burgers, cheesecake and candy when her now-wife Michelle Rounds was having serious health problems. She reached her highest weight ever: 234 pounds. Weeks later, she says her arms started aching and her chest hurt, so she went to the doctor who told her she'd had a heart attack. He put in a stent to help her blood flow. O'Donnell says she got rid of her junk food and has now lost 12 pounds. She says it took a heart attack for her to learn to take care of herself.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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