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Celebrity News for August 22, 2016

Pills seized from Paisley Park contained illicit fentanyl, same drug that killed Prince

Pills marked as hydrocodone that were seized from Paisley Park after Prince’s overdose death actually contained fentanyl, the powerful opioid that killed him, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

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Amber Heard celebrates divorce with girlfriends in London

Amber Heard celebrated her divorce from Johnny Depp by partying with Cara Delevingne, Margot Robbie and the cast of “Suicide Squad” in London over the weekend. Heard was seen with a group including the actresses and Robbie’s boyfriend Tom Ackerley heading to a Rolling Stones exhibition, then later going for dinner before visiting a strip club, where they were turned away.

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Kardashian Klan accused of ‘deceptive marketing’

A legal letter from Truth in Advertising Inc. was sent to Kris Jenner and her lawyer saying, “We have found that members of the Kardashian/Jenner family are engaged in deceptive marketing campaigns.” Jenner manages the careers of her children.

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KIM KARDASHIANFAKES OUT PAPS WITH LOOK-A-LIKE

Kim Kardashian punk’d the paparazzi Saturday by rolling out a carbon copy so she could go about her business. Kim’s staying at Joe Francis’ ridiculously amazing estate in Punta Mita, and apparently felt like going unnoticed, so her friend who looks kinda-sorta like her from a distance put on Kim’s bikini and did her thing for the cameras.

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Matt Roberts, Former 3 Doors Down Guitarist, Dies At 38

Matt Roberts, the former guitarist for alt-rock band 3 Doors Down, has died from undetermined causes. He was 38. Roberts’ father, Darrell, told TMZ the two were together in West Bend, Wisconsin, for a charity event where Matt was scheduled to perform. Matt reportedly rehearsed for the show until around 1 a.m. on Saturday and then went back to his hotel with his dad. The two were staying in adjoining rooms.

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Lou Pearlman, Creator Of *NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys, Dead At 62

Lou Pearlman, the music producer who created The Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, has died at the age of 62, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  A cause of death was not listed on the bureau’s website but, according to People, Pearlman died in prison on Friday from an undisclosed illness; he was serving a 25-year sentence.

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‘Bob Newhart Show’ actor Jack Riley dead at 80

Jack Riley, who played a counseling client on “The Bob Newhart Show” and also voiced a character on Nickelodeon’s animated “Rugrats,” died Friday. The 80-year-old actor died in Los Angeles, according to his representative Paul Doherty.

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Katie Couric cut her salary at CBS by $1M to save others’ jobs

Katie Couric cut her salary by $1 million when she was anchoring “CBS Evening News” to save others’ jobs at the network. Agent Alan Berger recalls in “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency” that “in the third year of Katie’s tenure . . . upcoming budget cuts would involve significant layoffs . . . from senior-level producers to young associate producers — all key contributors to the production of the daily newscast.”

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‘Gandalf’ turned down $1.5M to officiate Sean Parker’s wedding

Sir Ian McKellen was offered $1.5 million to dress up as Gandalf from “The Lord of the Rings” movies and officiate at the wedding of a Facebook billionaire — but he turned it down. Napster founder and first Facebook president Sean Parker asked the actor three years ago to play dress up at his lavish, $10 million wedding to singer Alexandra Lenas, The Daily Mail reported Saturday.

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Leonardo DiCaprio And Nina Agdal Involved In Hamptons Car Accident

Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend, model Nina Agdal, were involved in a minor car accident in the Hamptons on Saturday.  The couple was reportedly rear-ended while driving around in a car that belonged to one of DiCaprio’s friends, Gossip Cop reports, but luckily no one was injured. An ambulance did arrive “as a precaution” to make sure everyone was okay, noted Page Six, which was first to report the story.

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