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Ariana Grande's Grandfather Dies

It's been a sad couple of days for the Grande family. Ariana Grande's grandather, Frank, passed away late Tuesday, July 22nd.

She announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday, "I lost you to the summer wind." The "Problem" singer remained professional and flew to New York for an appearance on Good Morning America the next day and revealed it was her gandfather's last wish. "Thannnks to my best friends who stayed up with me all night talking and helped me pull myself together temporarily this am," she tweeted. "Only reason I made this twelve hour trip is grandps told me he wanted me to always be professional & fulfill my business commitments."

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Robin Thicke's Marriage is Over

Well, looks like Robin Thicke has finally came to his senses and realized that he's not going to "Get Her Back."

The "Blurred Lines" singer has officially listed his L.A. home on the market Monday. The estate which includes three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms with a music studio and swimming pool is being sold for $2.985 million. His estranged wife, Paula Patton, hasn't lived in the house since they separated earlier this year.

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Happy Birthday, Prince George!

A year ago today, July 22, the world was awaiting the news from Buckingham Palace on the birth of the next royal baby. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, gave birth to a baby boy, his Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. Prince George is third in line for the throne just behind his father, Prince William, and his grandfather, Prince Charles.

Prince William and Kate Middleton issued a statement on behalf of their son's first birthday. "We would like to take this opportunity on George's first birthday to thank everyone over the last year, wherever we have met them, both at home and overseas, for their warm and generous good wishes to George and our family," the royal couple said.

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George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed By Beetles

A tree that was planted to honor the memory of George Harrison from the Beatles has been destroyed by beetles. No seriously... the Los Angeles Times reported that the pine tree died due to an insect infestation.

The legendary songwriter died at age 58 in 2001. The tree was planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles where he spent the last few years of his life gardening.

His tree has a plaque that reads, "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener." The plaque also includes a quote from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, "For the forest to be green, each tree must be green."

A new tree will be planted in its place soon. Hopefully the beetles will "Let it Be!"

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Robert Downey Jr. is Highest Paid Actor Once Again

Robert Downey Jr. is once again the top earning actor in Hollywood according to Forbes magazine. The magazine reports that the actor made $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014.

The bulk of the actor’s income comes from playing Marvel superhero Iron Man. After holding out during negotiations for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, he is expected to make even more money than he has for any of his previous films.

Coming in at second on the list is Dwayne Johnson with $52 million for his work on the Fast and Furious franchise. Bradley Cooper comes in at number three with $46 million and Leonardo DiCaprio is on the list at number four with $39 million. Rounding out the top five is Chris Hemsworth who earned $37 million.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Didn't Want a Trust Fund

Looks like Philip Seymour Hoffman had different plans for his kids in his will - that they wouldn't grow up to be spoiled like the kids of Hollywood stars.

In court documents that were revealed by the New York Post, Hoffman stressed that he didn't want his son Cooper, 10, and daughters Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5, to be considered "trust fund kids."

James Cahill Jr., who was appointed to protect the interests of the children for the late actor's children, interviewed his accountant, David Friedman. Friedman recalled conversations with Hoffman who repeatedly rejected the issue over the years. Instead, the Oscar winner wanted his $35 million fortune to go to his longtime girlfriend and mother of his children, Mimi O'Donnell.

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Jason Biggs Gets Into Trouble on Twitter

Jason Biggs got himself into a bit of trouble today after he tweeted about the Malysia Airlines airplane that got shot down and crashed Thursday.

"Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?" the 36-year-old actor tweeted. Minutes later, he tweeted, "In all seriousness, tho- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh." Following that tweet, he tweeted once more, "It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Going to be tough to recover."

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Cory Monteith's Mother Opens Up About His Death

Just a little bit over a year ago, the world lost Cory Monteith to a drug overdose. His mother Ann McGregor, 63, sat down with ABC News' Bianna Golodryga and spoke publicly for the first time since her son's tragic death.

"In the last few days, I'm beginning to accept it, the loss is horrendous," McGregor said. "Until three days ago I couldn't look at a picture of Cory. So there's been progress." This past Sunday, July 13, marked the one-year anniversary of the Glee star's death at the age of 31.

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Vanessa Williams Opens Up About Being Molested

Actress Vanessa Williams sat down with Oprah Winfrey on, Oprah's Master Class, and opened up about being molested by a young woman at only 10-years-old.

One summer, Williams went to California with her family and was introduced to their family friend's 18-year-old daughter. The former Miss America described the girl as a cool and how she "made you feel like you were grown up."

But one night everything changed and Williams would be haunted forever. "She told me to lie down on the floor," says Williams. "She told me to lie down on the floor. And she took my bottoms off and she said, 'Be quiet,' and she went down on me. And at 10 years old, I had no idea what it was, but I knew it felt good and I knew I shouldn't be saying anything and I didn't tell anyone. I knew it felt good, but also something that wasn't supposed to be happening."

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Zayn Malik's Instagram is Public

Today is definitely a good day for One Direction fans. After months of being private, Zayn Malik has made his Instagram account public. Fans only found out about the account earlier this year, but his photos show that he's had the account for nearly 2 years! Since making the account public, Zayn's followers have been jumping to hundreds and thousands every minute. Zayn only follows 8 people, including his fiance Perrie Edwards and his bandmate Louis Tomlinson.

Now that he's public, we can all swoon and drool over his selfie filled account like this one: