Entertainment news in brief for Oct. 5

  • Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 7:22 a.m.

Jewelry stolen from Julianne Moore’s NYC home

NEW YORK (AP) — Approximately $127,000 worth of jewelry has been stolen from actress Julianne Moore’s New York City brownstone.

Police say a complaint was filed with the NYPD on Oct. 1. They said Thursday that a necklace, bracelets and watches, some by Cartier, were reported missing.

They say the robbery occurred at the home in Manhattan’s West Village sometime between June 6 and Aug. 28.

Police say the brownstone was under renovation and about 15-25 construction workers had access to the house during that time.

There have been no arrests and the jewelry has not been recovered. Police are investigation it as a grand larceny.

Urban relishes peacemaker role on ‘Idol’

NEW YORK (AP) — “American Idol” season 12 tapings are just getting under way, and Keith Urban has already become more than just a judge: He’s also the pacifier on the newly minted panel.

“We’re all passionate people and we’re learning a new dance and we’re all a work in progress,” said Urban on Wednesday at the New York Film Festival gala honoring his wife, Nicole Kidman. He likened his role on “Idol” to that of the United Nations.

Rumors of drama between fellow judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey began to swirl as soon as the new panel was announced. A blurry web video released Tuesday by TMZ.com shows what appears to be an argument between Minaj and Carey, spurring on gossip of discontent.

But Urban insisted the group, which also includes veteran judge Randy Jackson, is “getting along.” The new season of the Fox singing competition premieres in January.

In the web video Urban is seen raising his hands in defeat next to a seemingly furious Minaj, who is shouting obscenities. A composed Carey is heard saying, “Why do I have a 3-year-old sitting around me?”

When asked what it feels like to be stationed between the dueling divas Urban cracked a wry smile.

“Best seat in the house,” he said.

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