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CONRAD BAIN: "Diff'rent Strokes" patriarch Conrad Bain has died in Livermore, Calif., his family said. He was 89.
TMZ said it confirmed his death Wednesday, but the cause was not immediately known.
"He was an amazing person. He was a lot like [his TV character] Mr. Drummond, but much more interesting in real life. He was an amazing father," the actor's daughter, Jennifer, told TMZ, adding Bain spent the last days of his life surrounded by family.
He is also survived by his three sons, as well as his twin brother, Bonar.
"Diff'rent Strokes" was a sitcom about a wealthy white, single dad with a teen-age daughter, who adopts two young African-American boys. It ran for eight seasons from 1978-1985.
Dana Plato and Gary Coleman, who played Bain's on-screen children, both died in recent years. Todd Bridges is the sole surviving lead cast member of the show.
Bain also reprised his role of Mr. Drummond on the sitcoms "The Facts of Life" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," and was a regular cast member on TV's "Maude" and "Mr. President."
JEREMY RENNER: A former girlfriend of Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner is to give birth to his first child next month, UsMagazine.com reported.
The famously private, 42-year-old star of "The Bourne Legacy," "The Hurt Locker" and "The Avengers" was overheard telling actress Eva Longoria at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday, "I'm going to fly in when her water breaks," two witnesses told the magazine.
The expectant mom's name and the baby's gender were not reported.
KELLY RIPA: U.S. television personality Kelly Ripa admits she uses Botox to maintain her youthful appearance at the age of 42.
The "Live with Kelly and Michael" co-host told Elle magazine she gets injections in her face to smooth out lines and in her armpits to minimize sweating.
"Every seven months or so, my eyelid skin rests on my eyelashes. So, I feel like it makes my makeup artist's life easier, and it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now," Ripa told the magazine.
AMANDA BYNES: Hollywood actress Amanda Bynes has posted a photo of her new cheek piercing on her Tumblr account.
The black-and-white photo shows Bynes sporting a silver stud on her left cheek.
Bynes, 26, is a former child star known for her sketch comedy TV series "The Amanda Show," as well as the films "Hairspray," "She's the Man" and "What a Girl Wants."
She has been more famous in recent years for her driving mishaps and erratic behavior.
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