Celebrity News for August 19, 2016

Matt Lauer swooped in on Billy Bush’s Ryan Lochte scoop

He’s been called an “anchor animal” behind the scenes of “Today,” but is Matt Lauer a Brazilian back-stabber? Insiders say Lauer bigfooted new colleague Billy Bush’s Ryan Lochte scoop when Lauer landed his own exclusive interview with the dodgy swimmer on Wednesday night from the Rio Olympics after Bush broke the story.

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BREAKING: Cops called after Diddy & Cassie have breakup argument

Diddy and Cassie have called it quits following an explosive argument that ended with cops rushing to her home … TMZ has learned. Sources close to the couple tell TMZ … they got into a heated argument in a car Wednesday afternoon after Cassie told Diddy she wanted to break up. We’re told Diddy got pissed off and suspicious enough to grab her phone and start scrolling through.

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Amber Heard donates $7M divorce settlement to charity

Actress Amber Heard said on Thursday she is donating her $7 million divorce settlement from actor Johnny Depp to charity. Heard, 30, said in a statement that she is dividing the full settlement equally between the American Civil Liberties Union, specifically to prevent violence against women, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

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Extra security after Kendall stalker scare

Kendall Jenner isn’t taking any chances after a guy made it inside the gates of her new Hollywood Hills home … she’s hired round-the-clock guards. We’re told security will patrol her yard and sit outside the home so the uninvited hold their distance. BTW, she already had a security system and bodyguards, but apparently she needs extra muscle.

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Kanye West is opening 21 Pablo pop-up shops this weekend

Are you one of the many people still waiting to feel like “Pablo” by way of Kanye West’s almighty, coveted merch? Well, if you live in what looks like pretty much any major city, you might be in luck. In his ongoing quest for global domination, West will open 21 pop-up Pablo stores this weekend at locations across the globe.

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Frank Ocean releases visual album “Endless” and the internet freaks out

Frank Ocean is back at it, messing with our minds and maybe we finally have the new music we’ve all been waiting for. Or maybe it’s just another tease, after that no-show a few weeks ago. On Thursday night, Ocean’s website began another mysterious livestream, but this time there was actually music playing while someone who looked a lot like Ocean spent time building what looks like a staircase.

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Was Charlie Sheen right?

In November, Charlie Sheen surprised the world when he revealed his HIV-positive status. But what many found even more shocking was his declaration that he was unable to pass HIV to potential partners because the antiretroviral medications (ARVs) he takes had removed any trace of the virus from his body — making transmission virtually impossible.

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Focus on rape prevention, Facebook “rants”, Amy Schumer says

Over the past few days, comedian Amy Schumer has been begrudgingly drawn into a debate over sexual assault in the ranks of improv comedy. While she’s addressed the controversy briefly on Twitter, she spent several minutes on the topic in a new interview with Charlie Rose posted on YouTube Thursday.

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Jared Leto joins Blade Runner sequel

Jared Leto has rounded out cast of Alcon’s “Blade Runner” sequel. The pic stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Details of Leto’s character are being kept under wraps. Robin Wright and Mackenzie Davis also star in the film directed by “Sicario” helmer Denis Villeneuve. Villeneuve will reunite with cinematographer Roger Deakins on the project.

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Vanderpump Rules stars Tom and Katie wed

Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney are officially man and wife. The “Vanderpump Rules” stars exchanged vows Wednesday evening in front of nearly 100 guests in Northern California, E! News first confirmed. “I’m so happy to have married my best friend and love that I finally get to call Tom my husband,” Maloney said. “Celebrating with our closest friends and family has been nothing short of an amazing experience.”

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Nene Leaks owes the IRS nearly $830K

Are NeNe Leakes’ riches a result of not paying her taxes? The IRS has accused the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, 48, of refusing to pay $824,366.01 in back taxes from 2014, reports the Daily Mail. If Leakes, whose real name is Linnethia Monique Leakes, doesn’t pay up, the IRS can start seizing her assets and property in order to settle the debt. The lien was handed down in a Georgia court on July 22.

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Leo DiCaprio’s new gal pal Nina Agdal enjoying sudden career boost

Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal — who’s been dating movie star and amateur model scout Leo DiCaprio — has suddenly signed with IMG, which reps Gigi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel, and Leo’s previous girlfriend Kelly Rohrbach. Agdal announced the news on Instagram, and was overheard talking about the move at a New York party for W Hotels’ Dubai outpost with models Joan Smalls, Chanel Iman and Shanina Shaik.

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Ryan Cabrera addresses dating life amid Avril Lavigne buzz

Could Ryan Cabrera and Avril Lavigne be the new power couple of the early 2000s? Playing coy, Cabrera — who was incidentally wearing a tank from Lavigne’s clothing line — told Page Six Wednesday, “I see lots of people!”“Not in that way … I don’t mean like I see lots of people like that,” he said before his concert in Coney Island, quickly clarifying his comment.

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