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  • ML Layton/WireImage/Getty ImagesStevie Nicks has apologized for her remarks about strangling Nicki Minaj had she been in Mariah Carey's shoes during their taped altercation last week

    "American Idol" judge Carey seems to have taken the high road in her much-hyped "feud" with fellow new judge Minaj. The tiff involved Minaj's cursing at Carey and, according to Carey, threatening her.

    During a recent promotional interview, Nicks said that had she been in a similar situation, she would have responded with violence.

    Speaking to The Daily while promoting her new documentary, "In Your Dreams," Stevie Nicks said, "How dare this little girl. … If I had been Mariah, I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there."

    Nicks, 64, who got rave reviews as a mentor on "American Idol" last season, added, "I would have killed her in front of all those people and had to go to jail for it."

    Nicks today issued a statement saying she regrets her remarks.

    "I want to apologize for my

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  • (Photo Credit: Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)Hulk Hogan's sex tape story is getting creepier by the day. On "The Howard Stern Show" today, the WWE icon and former reality TV star seemed to confirm that the woman in his newly leaked sex tape is Heather Clem, the ex-wife of radio host Bubba the Love Sponge, who's also Hogan's friend.

    Hogan (real name: Terry Bollea) told Stern he had talked with his pal about having sex with Clem for years, despite the fact that he was still married to his first wife, Linda Hogan.

    RELATED: Bar Refaeli Seeks Funds for Sex Tape

    "I considered both people close friends, there was ongoing dialogue over two years about this," he said. "It was almost to a point of being funny.

    He decided to go for it when "I knew my marriage was really screwed up bad."

    Hogan added that he's "devastated" about the release of the 6-year-old tape. He plans to sue Gawker, which posted a snippet of footage last week, and find out who leaked the tape. His attorney, David Houston, told E! News, "We

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  • Texas Firefighters Resuscitate Dog


    ABC News' Joshua Gardner reports:

    Firefighters' bravery and rescue skills are well-documented, and few emergencies are beyond their expertise, even when it comes to pumping life into the family dog.

    The Arlington Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire in north Arlington, Texas, Sunday when the homeowner's father stopped by to feed the pets and saw flames. What ensued was the dramatic rescue of Leah, a border collie.

    "We are in the business of saving peoples' things," fire department spokesman Lt. Kevin Seeton said. "Even if they lose everything else, saving these pets can really make their day."

    Leah was found in the home's bathroom and taken outside, unresponsive, where rescuers began to administer oxygen using a specialized mask.

    "We have dog- and cat-rescue masks," Seeton said. "Oftentimes, we get them on and pets start perking right up."

    Sure enough, after nearly an hour of resuscitation efforts, Leah perked up. Not surprisingly, so did the firefighters.

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  • Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Dominate AMA Nominations

    Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Photo; Debra L Rothenberg/Getty Images.Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are poised to dominated this year's American Music Awards.

    Christina Aguilera announced the AMA nominations in Los Angeles today. Minaj and Rihanna lead the pack with four nods each.

    Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher each earned three nominations. Double nominees include Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, fun., Gotye, J. Cole, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, and Pitbull.

    RELATED: 2011 AMA Winners

    For the sixth year, fans will determine the winners of the awards. You can vote online for your favorites in all 20 categories.

    The American Music Awards will be presented Nov. 18 at Nokia Theatre and broadcast live on ABC. Below, the complete list of nominees:

    Artist of the year: Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Rihanna.

    New artist of the year: J. Cole, fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction.

    Male artist, pop/rock: Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Usher.

    Female artist, pop/rock: Kelly

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  • Bear Cub Finds Arizona Home Just Right

    A bear cub with a sweet tooth ravaged an Arizona kitchen making the owner of the home suspect that his grandchildren had made the mess.

    The 30-pound cub broke in through the kitchen window of a home in Sonoita, Ariz., Thursday, and helped itself to a chocolate cake on the counter as well as jelly beans, chips and bread in the pantry.

    The raid made the home's owner, Phil Volk, think it was the work of his grandchildren, possibly up for a very early morning snack.

    When he went to check, instead of finding grandkids smeared in chocolate, he saw the bear, and the damage it had wrought.

    "It pulled the lid off a chocolate cake on the counter and finished that off. It tipped the trash and went through the contents of that," Volk told the Arizona Daily Star. "It [the kitchen] was total disarray. He ate very well."

    Volk and his wife called 911 and the Arizona Game and Fish Department sent an officer to their home. By the time the officer arrived, the bear, who did not attack any

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  • "GMA" weather anchor Sam Champion thanked everyone for the well wishes on his engagement to boyfriend Rubem Robierb.

    "I am engaged," Champion said today on " Good Morning America." "The amazing response from folks all over the country was just incredible for us. I thank you."

    Champion and Robierb announced Friday that they are engaged to be married. The couple met through mutual friends a few years ago in Miami, where Robierb lives. Born in Brazil, Robierb is a fine-arts photographer who shows his work in Miami, Atlanta, Santa Monica and New York.

    "I have met the most wonderful, giving, loving, caring person. I am so, so lucky to have someone like this in my life," Champion said.

    The two plan to wed later this year.

    Ben Affleck, who appeared on "GMA" today talking about his new movie "Argo," said he was "inspired" by Champion's engagement news.

    "I want to congratulate Sam," Affleck said. "It's to our shame that you can't get married in every state in the union, but one

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  • ABC News' Suzan Clarke and Brian O'Keefe report:

    Who was your favorite hunk - Bill or Jake? If you know who those characters are, chances are you're a fan of the popular '90s primetime soap opera "Melrose Place."

    Named after a fictional apartment complex where the characters live, "Melrose Place" featured young, ambitious, attractive characters in over-the-top storylines with lots of romance and drama in Los Angeles.

    And of course, there were the rival hunks - Billy Campbell, a struggling writer, and Jake Hanson, the bad-boy biker.

    The show was a spinoff of the hugely popular "Beverly Hills: 90210." It was an instant hit when it debuted on Fox in 1992, and remained popular until it ended its run in 1999.

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    Some of the best-known stars of the popular series reunited last month for this week's Entertainment Weekly magazine's Reunions Issue, and "Good Morning America"'s Amy Robach - who has a special connection to the cast - caught up

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  • Costco Warehouses Adding Fine Art

    ABC News' John Muller reports:

    Costco is famous for stretching the dollar. From groceries to electronics, beauty supplies to sporting goods, the warehouse club retailer offers it all, and now it's adding something else to its inventory: fine art.

    Can you imagine getting a Matisse lithograph, or an Andy Warhol, just over $1,000 each?

    Lots of people apparently have jumped at that chance. Since the pieces were listed on Costco's website two weeks ago, they've all sold out, including Kiku , a Warhol print that was being offered for $1,349.99; the Matisse lithograph, Femme au Chapeau, for $1,049; and Figure by Georges Braque, for $1,549.99.

    Costco keeps the costs below those of many art galleries by charging no more than 14 percent mark-up - the same maximum mark-up on all the other items it sells.

    The artwork will join other luxury offerings at Costco, including fine jewelry and designer wedding dressings.

    The sale of fine art is certainly not new to discount chains.

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  • 'Price Is Right' Reveals First Male Showcase Model - Rob Wilson
    LOS ANGELES - Rob Wilson … come on down!

    The Boston native beat out hundreds of other male models in an online competition to become the first male showcase model in the 40-year history of "The Price Is Right."

    Viewers selected Wilson from the three finalists, who also included men named Clint Brink and Nick Denbeigh.

    The announcement was made on today's show.

    Wilson will begin his week-long gig alongside the familiar female beauties on Oct. 15.

    Hundreds of hopefuls showed up at an open call in Los Angeles when the contest was announced in August. They had the opportunity to strut their stuff and perform tasks that included writing and singing the original lyrics to "The Price Is Right" theme music.

    The contest was chronicled in a five-part Web series and streamed on the show's website.

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  • The creator of the STFU Parents blog, which lampoons parental oversharing on social media sites, defends her website against attacks by parents upset at being mocked for what STFU Parents playfully calls "over-sharenting."

    Fed up with the endless chatter and pictures on social media from the mom-world of sonograms, onesies and potty training, New Yorker Blair Koenig, 30, launched STFU Parents in 2009, seeing it as a place for people to vent frustration and share some laughs over the "too-much-information" parenting posts on Facebook, Twitter and other sites. What's TMI? Posts about misplaced kid poop, detailed delivery room updates and photos parents might think are cute but might not be meant for the whole world to see.

    The blog generates a whopping 1.5 million page views a month for Koenig - who is not a mother herself.

    Melissa Lawrence, CEO of Cloudmom.com, which provides practical advice and tips for moms, says that the posts on the STFU Parents blog aren't intended

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