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Nicki Minaj recalls close shave with police at Dubai airport

Plus: Ocean wants Brown charged over brawl; Kardashian mom gets talk show; Taye Diggs captures burglar suspect; Amy Poehler working on book.

Nicki Minaj. Matt Sayles / Invision / AP
Nicki Minaj. Matt Sayles / Invision / AP

In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Nicki Minaj recalled an incident with a plainclothes police officer at a Dubai airport in December, after her concert. "I almost got in so much trouble because the guys in Dubai are so cute … When we were leaving, there was this one guy who was so cute. I was just like: 'Bye' … I didn't know that he was a cop! It was at a private airport so they were just dressed in regular garments. I went to give him a hug and I felt like time stopped in Dubai. Everyone in my team thought I was gonna be put in jail! It was the scariest thing but he cracked this nervous smile, and I was like: 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry!' and then I just left." * The National staff

Ocean wants Brown charged over parking-spot brawl

Frank Ocean wants Chris Brown prosecuted following a brawl over a parking space at a Hollywood recording studio on Sunday. Authorities cited witnesses as saying that Brown punched Ocean. No charges have yet been filed, but Ocean "is desirous of prosecution in this incident", authorities said. Ocean said on Twitter he "got jumped by Chris and a couple guys", resulting in a cut finger. Brown and Ocean are both nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammys on February 10.* Reuters

Kardashian mum gets talk show

Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashians, is getting her own lifestyle talk show on the Fox network. The show, titled Kris, will begin a test run in the summer. The show could catapult Jenner, 57, from manager to lifestyle expert alongside daughters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe. "This is something I have wanted to do all my life so it's definitely a dream come true!" Jenner said. * Reuters

Taye Diggs captures suspected burglar after SAG Awards

Los Angeles police say Taye Diggs captured a suspected burglar he found rummaging through his garage. It happened after the actor and his wife returned to their home from Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Diggs saw a man in his garage, apparently looking for items to steal. When the man ran off, Diggs followed him down the street and held him for police. * AP

Amy Poehler working on book

Amy Poehler is writing her first book, an "illustrated, non-linear diary" scheduled for 2014. "Her original twist on the conventional memoir will have universal appeal," according to the publisher It Books. "An illustrated, non-linear diary full of humour and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons." Poehler's friend and collaborator Tina Fey had a million seller with a book of essays called Bossypants in 2011. * AP