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Alec Baldwin reacts to 'New York Post' allegations on Letterman -- VIDEO

Recently, the New York Post wrote an article accusing Alec Baldwin of grabbing one of its reporters and calling a photographer a racial slur (the article was called “Alec fast and slur-ious“).

Therefore, when Baldwin went on The Late Show last night, even his pal David Letterman had to ask about the incident.

“I would like to begin now an official campaign to get the New York Post nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for journalism,” Baldwin joked, elaborating (sarcastically) that the Post was so incredible to expose him as a racist even though he’s been working with various human rights organizations for years.

“The good news, for me, is that I think when something like that happens, which is very ugly and unpleasant, that 99 percent of the people who see that say, ‘Tthat’s not possible,”’ Baldwin later said.

According to the Associated Press, Baldwin and the photographer filed harassment claims against each other. However, the reporter recorded the incident and on Letterman, Baldwin claimed that there was no recorded evidence of him saying any racial slur. “I thought it was interesting, by the way, that they assigned a word to me that I haven’t heard since Rod Steiger was in In The Heart of the Night,” Baldwin joked.

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Donald Trump sues Bill Maher over ape sex joke

Lesson of the day: Don’t joke that you’ll fork over some cash to Donald Trump — the Apprentice host may miss the humor and demand you pay up.

That’s exactly what’s happening to Bill Maher. During a guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last month, Maher quipped that Trump must be “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan” (Exhibit A: his orange hair). In a riff off of Trump’s own offer to give $5 million to the charity of Barack Obama’s choice if the President released his college paperwork, Maher said he would do the same for Trump if the real estate mogul supplied proof that he is not descended from an ape. READ FULL STORY

'American Idol': Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey brawl sparked by disagreement over 'country thing'

After weeks of breathless, pearl-clutching promotion for the infamous Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey fight, tonight’s American Idol revealed what prompted Minaj’s freakout in the first place. The Charlotte auditions episode featured a somewhat rational debate (prompted by Minaj) on whether a contestant should feel “forced” to “do the country thing,” and then we saw Minaj determinedly stomping off the set after complaining that “Maybe I should get off the f—ing panel.”

What we didn’t see, of course, was a single second of Minaj’s cringe-inducing motormouth-y rant captured in October’s buzz-magnet handheld video. In fact, it’s likely the “fight” we saw tonight had no real linear connection with the leaked footage, which makes the over-promotion even more obnoxious. Fox chose to save face — including any of that leaked footage on-air would be a huge turnoff, and Minaj has enough detractors as it is. READ FULL STORY

Nicki Minaj explains Mariah Carey feud to Jay Leno -- VIDEO

Genial talk show host Jay Leno and aggressively odd rapper Nicki Minaj seem like they have approximately nothing in common. But on The Tonight Show yesterday, the two realized that they actually do share something: They’ve both been involved in high-profile celebrity feuds.

Yes, says Minaj, the animosity between her and fellow new American Idol judge Mariah Carey isn’t trumped up for the cameras: “It definitely isn’t a fake feud.” According to her, the fighting began as simple joking around before taking a turn for the real (maybe around the same time Nicki cursed out Mariah in North Carolina). “We’re both passionate, and both crazy, and we’re both, you know,” Minaj helpfully explained to Leno, adding, “and then sometimes it just goes ‘rawrr!'”

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Mariah Carey talks Nicki Minaj feud: 'I did hire more security' -- VIDEO

So, just how much do Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj actually despise each other? We won’t be able to judge that for ourselves until American Idol‘s 12th season premieres next week — but in the meantime, there’s Carey’s new interview with Barbara Walters, which touches on the Mariah/Nicki feud.

A brief recap of the conflict: Mariah Carey had a vision of love — and a vision of herself as American Idol‘s only female judge. So when Fox invited Nicki Minaj to serve on the show’s new judging panel as well, there was some immediate friction between the two musicians — although both Carey and Minaj rejected rumors of bad blood. (“How can you feud in two days?” Carey joked shortly after the judging panel was made official. “I think a feud takes a little longer [to build.”)

Then TMZ released a video of Nicki cursing out Mariah during an Idol audition in North Carolina. Walters discussed the explosive clip on The View, saying that Carey had told her things got even more heated once the cameras were off. Specifically: Minaj supposedly said, “If I had a gun, I would shoot that f—ing bitch.” Mariah responded by reportedly hiring extra security. President Obama and Stevie Nicks got involved. Nicki accused Walters of taking Mariah’s side “because I’m a little black girl that raps.” It was, in sort, a Class-A fustercluck.

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Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman go deep in 'Next Chapter' interview -- VIDEO

Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman are thisclose to exchanging BFF bracelets. In November, the late-night titan interviewed the queen of daytime at Ball State University, prompting Winfrey to open up about her rough childhood and adolescence (read: abuse, abuse, and more abuse).

Now Oprah has returned the favor, conducting an in-depth interview of Letterman for an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter that aired last night. Winfrey didn’t shy away from asking tough questions about Letterman’s 2009 sex scandal, his struggles with depression, and even his relationship with Jay Leno — and Letterman didn’t shy away from answering them. (For the record, says Letterman, Leno is the “funniest guy I’ve ever known,” as well as the “most insecure.”)

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Best of 2012: The real-world feuds

Here’s a list of 2012’s most memorable ongoing conflicts from the real world. READ FULL STORY

Boy banders be brawlin': The Wanted and One Direction get into Twitter fight

It’s the Sharks vs. the Jets, with a 2012 twist.

Members of the British boy bands The Wanted and One Direction got into it this past week. But instead of Jeté-ing across recording studios, the members went the much more efficient but boring route of Living Like They Were Young by engaging in a ridiculous celebrity Twitter feud.

It all started when One Direction’s Zayn Malik tweeted at The Wanted’s Max George. George had written, “Psy and me getting messy #geekandproud,”which “forced” Malik to write, “The first step is totally acceptance. #geekoftheweek. You display just how much of a wannabe you are. : )” READ FULL STORY

Oprah Winfrey talks about her childhood in serious chat with David Letterman -- VIDEO

Feud? What feud? On Monday night, Oprah Winfrey joined David Letterman for a fairly serious conversation at the late night host’s alma mater, Ball State University — and from the resulting clips, it’s pretty impossible to tell that there was ever any bad blood between these two.

As Letterman explained in 2010, he and Oprah first butted heads long before his infamous “Oprah, Uma. Uma, Oprah” joke at the 1995 Academy Awards. Apparently, Letterman pulled a prank on Winfrey when he spotted her at a restaurant, pinning his bill on the media mogul — and sparking a mutual antipathy that lasted until 2005. Now, though, the two appear to be the best of friends. While interviewing Winfrey for his Ball State lecture series, Letterman had nothing but praise for his Hollywood peer: “I feel personally touched and lucky to spend this kind of time with this woman,” he said at one point, calling her experiences “stunning.” READ FULL STORY

This weekend in Chris Brown news: A vulgar Twitter fight, an apparent Rihanna reconciliation

Please do not adjust your computer screen. You are, in fact, seeing a photo that looks an awful lot like a shirtless Chris Brown lying facedown on Rihanna’s bed. How do we know it’s Rihanna’s bed? Because the star posted the photo to Instagram on Saturday, accompanying it with this caption: “Dis n–……. #BartObsessed.” (Note the image of Bart Simpson under the dude’s head.)

Rihanna couldn’t have been paying attention to Brown’s Twitter page this weekend, considering Brown spent a good chunk of time Sunday getting into a vulgar tweetspat with writer/comedian Jenny Johnson. (Johnson, by her own admission, has made a hobby out of poking fun at Brown via Twitter.)

Brown’s side of the exchange isn’t online anymore, since he apparently deleted his Twitter page after the brawl. Still, Johnson’s retweets show the progression of their argument, from instigation to culmination. Warning: This language isn’t really safe for anywhere.

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