The Daily Buzz: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Idol’ Feud Takes an Ugly Turn! Plus, ‘Katie’ Reigns Supreme in Talk Show Battle (LIVE)

On Thursday’s episode of The Daily Buzz, our expert panel weighs in on the latest twists and turns in the on-going fued with American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

The View host Barbara Walters revealed that Carey has hired extra security after Minaj, 29, was allegedly overheard by staff members saying, “If I had a gun, I would shoot a b***h,” while walking away from set. Then, in tweets seemingly directed squarely toward Carey, Minaj wrote:

“I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we’ve had since simon. Awww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn”

Meanwhile, the battle between the new talk show hosts of the fall season heats up. Katie Couric’s show is the top rated new show of the fall while Steve Harvey’s talker is just behind Katie in the ratings, leaving the return of Ricki Lake at the bottom of the heap. Changes are already in the works for Lake’s struggling series but can she save her show before cancellation?

Also on Thursday’s episode of The Daily Buzz, our pop culture panel debates the most important issues facing our nation—including the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West romance and TLC reality sensation Honey Boo Boo!