Tuesday gossip roundup: Will Nicki Minaj join Mariah Carey as ‘Idol’ judge?

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Rupert Sanders‘ wife, Liberty Ross, is trying to send a message with her latest blog post for Vogue UK, but it’s not entirely clear what that message is. Ross — who hasn’t updated the blog since news broke of Sanders’ affair with actress Kristen Stewart — published an image of an eagle with its wings spread under the title “Liberty,” prompting many to speculate she’s leaving Sanders. New York magazine insists the image “is meant to be a statement of freedom and independence,” and commenters on Ross’ blog seem to be taking it that way as well.

Rosie O’Donnell is recuperating after suffering a heart attack late last week. The TV personality revealed on her blog that she was “saved by a TV commercial” that prompted her to take aspirin when she noticed symptoms that suggested a heart attack. “She is now home and resting comfortably. She is very, very lucky,” her rep tells People magazine.

Hilary Swank has reportedly split from boyfriend John Campisi after five years of dating, according to People magazine. The breakup apparently happened in May, a rep for the actress confirms to the magazine. The Oscar-winning actress began dating Campisi, then her talent agent, in 2007 shortly after her divorce from Chad Lowe.

It appears there’s no truth to the reports that director Tony Scott had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer before he decided to jump to his death from a bridge over Los Angeles Harbor Sunday. “According to family spokespersons, the information concerning brain cancer or an inoperable brain tumor in Mr. Scott is incorrect,” a spokesman for the L.A. coroner’s office tells People magazine. The initial report of a cancer diagnosis came from ABC News, citing an anonymous source.

Time is running out for “American Idol” to fill up the judges’ table for its 12th season, and producers are reportedly circling a couple of options for new talent. According to the Associated Press, “a deal is in the works” for singer Nicki Minaj to come onboard, joining Mariah Carey, who was added to the lineup last month. And a source tells People magazine that Enrique Iglesias is also in talks to join the reality singing competition. “‘Idol’ has expressed a lot of interest, but no final word on either side yet,” the source says.

Miley Cyrus may be taking some flak for her new, shorter hairdo, but she’s at least got a supporter in Paris Jackson. “I don’t know why people keep hating on Miley’s new cut. I love it,” 14-year-old Jackson posted to Twitter. “She’s being herself and she’s being different and I love her for that.” And Cyrus’ boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, is officially on the record supporting the bleach-blonde look. “Her hair looks great,” he told “Good Morning America” last week. “It’s a big change and it looks really fantastic.”


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