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Celebrity News August 17, 2016

Justin Bieber Quits Instagram

Justin Bieber is done with Instagram. The “Love Yourself” singer deleted his account after sparring with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. After Bieber, 23, shared photos with new gal pal Sofia Richie, 17, he threatened to quit the photo-sharing service after receiving negative feedback on the images from his fans.

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Why Selena and Justin can’t get over each other

Selena Gomez still has love for her ex Justin Bieber— and he feels the same way. A source told us: “He was her first love, and he still has a major hold on her. If he texts her, her world stops.” A Bieber insider told us he’s not over Gomez, either, even after an Instagram post with new girlfriend Sofia Richie sparked a social-media beef between Gomez and Bieber this week.

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‘Voice’ Reps threaten outlets over Blake Shelton’s tweet scandal

NBC’s “The Voice” is straining over a scandal involving Blake Shelton’s alleged racist, homophobic and just-plain-creepy tweets. After social-media mavens managed to dig up the offending messages — which were posted between 2010 and 2011, before Shelton became a household name — we’re told that publicists for the NBC talent show called at least one major media outlet and threatened to cut off access to the show’s stars, and tapings, if it continued to cover the kerfuffle.

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Taylor Swift donating $1M to Louisiana flood relief

Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to Louisiana flood relief after torrential rains caused massive flooding in the state and killed at least 11 people. Swift told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Louisiana residents graciously welcomed her when she kicked off the U.S. dates of her “1989 World Tour” in the state last year.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Settle Divorce

Amber Heard has dismissed her domestic violence restraining order petition against Johnny Depp, because TMZ has learned the case has settled.Amber and Johnny filed legal docs Tuesday in which Amber withdrew her request for a restraining order. She had alleged Johnny brutalized her on May 21 but now the case is over. She dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning she can never re-file it.

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New Harry Potter book hits 3.3M copies sold

Harry Potter continues to dazzle. Scholastic said it has sold 3.3 million copies of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two.” The “script book,” the eighth Potter book, is based on the play that opened in London’s Palace Theatre on July 30 and is written by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

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The long, troubled history of Criminal Minds

Thomas Gibson’s firing from “Criminal Minds” is the latest in a laundry list of troubles for the veteran series. CBS last week axed Gibson after he allegedly kicked writer-producer Virgil Williams on the set. He’s now threatening to sue CBS over his dismissal — even more drama for the series, entering its 12th season.

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Inside Prince’s private family memorial service

Prince’s close friends and family officially said their goodbyes to the late icon on Saturday. Approximately four months after his death, Prince’s loved ones gathered together for an intimate memorial ceremony in Chanhassen, Minneapolis. Rosario Dawson, Maya Rudolph, and Prince’s ex, Anna Fantastic, were among those who attended the service.

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Playboy Mansion finally sells for $100M

The Playboy Mansion has a new owner. Daren Metropoulos, a principal at investment firm Metropoulos & Co., acquired the property for $100 million Page Six learned. The deal was signed and completed on Tuesday.

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J-Lo’s diva doggies wreak havoc in the Hamptonites

Hamptons residents were furious when Jennifer Lopez booked the Dog Store in Wainscott, NY, on Friday for a full day of pampering for five pooches. Onlookers were stunned when a black Lincoln Town Car pulled up at about 10 a.m., and out came Jenny From the Block’s two boxers, Bear and Rocky, with a handler.

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Scot Weiland’s widow is selling her engagement ring

Scott Weiland’s widow is unloading her engagement rock on eBay, and the starting bid is a steal for any die-hard fans looking to pop the question.Jaime Weiland, who married Scott in 2013, listed the white gold and diamond band for $8k and then promoted the listing on Facebook. If you’re in the market, she says it’s 2.74 carats.

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Will Ferrell, John C Reilly to reunite for “Holmes & Watson”

After faring so well together in Talladega Nights and Step Brothers,Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are re-teaming in another Sony Pictures comedy. They’ll star in Holmes & Watson, with Etan Cohen directing a script that is inspired by the Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tale, but with a PG-13 comic bent similar to their past collaborations.

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Drummer sues Shaun White for sexual harassment

The former drummer from Shaun White’s band Bad Things has accused the two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist of sexual harassment over the course of several years. In a complaint filed in San Diego County on August 12, Lena Zawaideh claims White sent her sexually explicit and graphic images of male genitals, forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos including ones that “sexualized fecal matter,” and made sexual remarks to her.

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Man arrested at Kendall Jenner’s home

Police in Los Angeles have arrested and charged a 25-year-old man accused of stalking the Hollywood home of model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner. Sgt. Leonard Calderon tells the Associated Press that Shavaughn McKenzie was arrested around 9:45 Sunday night. Calderon says Jenner pulled into the driveway of the residence and saw McKenzie, who he says attempted to talk to her. Police were then called.

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Surprise! Tyga owes someone else a lot of money

Just because he’s reached a settlement with his former landlord doesn’t mean Tyga doesn’t have any other outstanding debts. Far from it. Jeweler Jason Arasheben, the owner of Jason of Beverly Hills, has hired the same lawyers who got Tyga to agree to that settlement last week to help him to collect $200,000 the rapper owes him, Page Six has confirmed.

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RIP: John McLaughlin, storied political talk show host, dead at 89

John McLaughlin, longtime host of “The McLaughlin Group,” the Washington-based political talk show he created, died on Tuesday at age 89. McLaughlin missed an episode of his syndicated television show due to illness on Sunday. Pat Buchanan, a regular panelist, said it was the first episode McLaughlin had missed in the show’s 34 years on the air, according to the news site Deadline.

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Letter from Muhammad Ali to Malcolm X up for auction

A draft of a handwritten letter by boxing legend Muhammad Ali to his once-close friend Malcolm X is being sold off. The seven-page draft praises controversial Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, while calling other leaders weak. Ali and Malcolm X met in 1962, and were close until they fell out after Malcolm X denounced Elijah and left the Nation of Islam.

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