Kanye West sets Twitter tongues wagging

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Monday, October 08, 2012    

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He was once a big fan of Twitter but it seems Kanye West is tired of the social networking site — at least for now.

The rapper has abandoned his page and mysteriously deleted all but one of his tweets. The remaining Twitter message reads simply: "BE BACK SOON". It would seem that while the star is taking a timeout from micro-blogging, he is keen to let his 8-million-strong followers know it won't be forever.

Kanye is also following just one other Twitter user — his reality star girlfriend Kim Kardashian. At the top of Kanye's page, which notably has a blank background, it says that he has posted 32 tweets, but only his message of absence is visible to users of the site.

It is not a move his Twitter-obsessed girlfriend is likely to copy anytime soon. The pair have been spending some time apart while Kanye has been in France this week to hit the shows at Paris Fashion Week.

— Daily Mail

She's a poster girl... for bad behaviour

From Eyes Wide Shut to Dogville and The Stepford Wives, Nicole Kidman has jumped in to her fair share of risky roles.

But with her new film The Paperboy, written and directed by Lee Daniels of Precious fame, the Academy Award-winning Australian actress wades into her most daring role yet. The 45-year-old actress plays the role of Charlotte Bless, a Southern woman who engages in erotic correspondence with a death row inmate and then fights to prove his innocence.

And the new posters for the movie pulls no punches, showing Kidman thrusting out her chest provocatively under the quote: "Pulpy, sweaty, outrageously entertaining." Kidman finds herself the object of lust for Zach Efron's 20-year-old character Jack, in a role, which CBS called 'one of the most uninhibited seen on screen in recent years'.

Attending the movie's premiere at the New York Film Festival on Thursday, Kidman said: "A lot of things scare me, but I try to push through that. So I don't think I'm fearless ... I think I actually have a lot of fear." The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, who plays a reporter looking for evidence that might exonerate the death row inmate.

John Cusack, meanwhile, plays the convict with whom Kidman's character corresponds. The movie is based on a novel of the same name written by Peter Dexter, which was inspired by a true story.

— Daily Mail


Mariah Carey promised to hire extra security on Thursday after Nicki Minaj threatened her -- and she was not exaggerating.

The singer arrived for American Idol auditions in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Friday with a police escort, several bodyguards and minders in tow. The 42-year-old, who is a new judge on the panel alongside the rapper, country singer Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, lived up to her diva reputation as she strutted in for her day on set.

She was dressed to kill in a hot pink dress and high heels, diamond-shaped drop earrings and oversize sunglasses. One burly bodyguard helped her keep her balance by holding onto her arm while another had the rather important task of shielding her from the sun with an umbrella. She appeared rather uptight over the recent feud, constantly looking over her shoulder with a worried expression on her face.

Carey contacted chat show host Barbara Walters, who read out a statement on The View which revealed several staff members had heard Nicki quip: "If I had a gun I would shoot the b***h."

Walters related: "She said she is very concerned, she's with her twins, she doesn't feel that anything would happen, but Nicki is unpredictable and Mariah says she can't take a chance and has hired extra security."

— Daily Mail



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