Celebrity News for June 13, 2016

Singer Christina Grimmie Dies After Florida Shooting, Suspect Dead

A man thought to be a deranged fan fatally shot Christina Grimmie, a rising singing star who gained fame on YouTube and as a contestant on television’s “The Voice,” while she was signing autographs after a concert in Orlando, Florida, police said on Saturday. The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl of St. Petersburg, Florida, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he was tackled by the 22-year-old singer’s brother in the Friday evening attack, Orlando police said.

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Selena Gomez broke down in tears Saturday night as she dedicated a song to former “Voice” contestant Christina Grimmie, who was gunned down Friday night after an Orlando concert. It was very personal … Selena’s stepdad signed Christina when she was just 14 to manage her singing career.  Selena was Christina’s mentor. Gomez dedicated “Nobody” to Christina.

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Johnny Depp will NEVER testify Friday in the restraining order trial … he’ll take the 5th because he’s afraid he’ll say something that could get him prosecuted for domestic violence — that’s the take of the sources connected to Amber Heard’s case, but it may be a little unfair. Our sources tell TMZ … Amber’s team is convinced Johnny is afraid to testify and, given the police are already involved, it’s just too risky to take the oath and endure a hard cross-examination.

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‘Hamilton’ wins big at the Tony Awards

“Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, won the 2016 Tony Award for best new musical, capping an emotional night in which many in the Broadway community rallied to embrace the LGBT community after a shooting at a gay Florida nightclub. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop-flavored biography about the first U.S. treasury secretary won 11 Tonys, just short of breaking the 12-Tony record held by “The Producers.”

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A Complete List Of The 2016 Tony Award Winners

The 2016 Tony Awards have officially arrived. The 70th edition of the annual award show, hosted by James Corden, featured performances from some of the most popular and critically acclaimed Broadway shows of the year — “Hamilton,” “Shuffle Along,” “The Color Purple,” and “Spring Awakening.”

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‘Supergirl’ star’s cousin released from gay therapy camp

Actor Jeremy Jordan says his teenage cousin, whose parents had allegedly checked her into a gay conversion camp, has been released. On Thursday evening, the GoFundMe page the “Supergirl” star set up to help pay for 17-year-old Sarah’s legal fees posted an update that the teen had finally been allowed to leave the facility.

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Dustin Diamond went back to jail for failing a drug test

Former “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamondtested positive for a painkiller last month in violation of his probation conditions, according to records the Wisconsin Department of Corrections released Friday. Diamond was convicted in Wisconsin last year on charges he stabbed a man during a barroom brawl in Port Washington, just north of Milwaukee, in 2014.

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Eric Clapton can barely play guitar with nerve damage

Damage to Eric Clapton’s nervous system has left him in such pain, he can barely play the guitar. The rocker revealed the devastating blow in an interview with Classic Rock magazine Friday. “It started with lower back pain and turned into what they call peripheral neuropathy, which is where you feel like you have electric shocks going down your leg,” revealed Clapton, 71.

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Katie Holmes is the spitting image of Jackie O

Actress Katie Holmes looks the spitting image of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on the Toronto set of “The Kennedys: After Camelot,” a miniseries about life after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, set to air on Reelz in early 2017. She was spotted sporting a blown-out bob, high-waisted khaki shorts and a navy long-sleeve tee as she channeled the late fashion icon.

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Josh Lucas and ex-wife purchase brownstone together

Josh Lucas has bought a Harlem brownstone with his ex-wife, Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, we’re told. The complicated couple — who split in June 2014 after a troubled two-year marriage, during which Henriquez battled cancer — moved back in together in August 2015 to better co-parent their son, Noah, 3.

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America Ferrera calls on Hulu to reboot ‘Ugly Betty’

Spread the word: “Ugly Betty” could be making a comeback. “Hulu’s going to pick us up for a two-hour special,” star America Ferrera joked during an “Ugly Betty” reunion panel at ATX TV Festival on Saturday. The joke quickly turned into a real idea when Ferrera told the audience to take out their phones and tweet at Hulu to bring the show back using the hashtag #HuluBringBackUglyBetty.

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Man claims Sylvester Stallone stole his TV show idea

Yo, Adrian — Rocky stole my TV show! That’s the $7 million claim of a New York man who says Sylvester Stallone ripped off his idea for a reality series about fitness trainers — and sold it to NBC. Robert Fletcher, 54, of Suffern, says he pitched a show called “America’s Next Great Trainer” to Stallone’s publicist in 2014. Fletcher also said he sent “Biggest Loser” producer David Broome marketing materials for the show.

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