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By United Press International  |  Aug. 17, 2011 at 4:00 AM
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ELVIS PRESLEY: About 20,000 Elvis Presley fans attended a candlelight vigil at the late rock 'n' roller's grave at his Memphis estate Graceland, officials said.

Tuesday was the 34th anniversary of the recording star's death of a heart attack at age 42.

The vigil in his honor was held at Graceland Monday night, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal reported.

"It's exciting that, 34 years after his death, Elvis is still being celebrated around the world," Kevin Kern, media director of Elvis Presley Enterprises, told the newspaper. "It's not just about the number of people here on Elvis Presley Boulevard each year, but about the millions of people around the world keeping his memory alive."

Asked if he considers himself Presley's No. 1 fan, Graceland visitor Bill Rowe, who saw the popularly nicknamed "King of Rock 'n' Roll" in concert 28 times, questioned the Appeal in reply.

"Who's to say what makes a true fan?

"Is it the guy who's first in line for 20 years, or somebody on welfare who saves up to buy an Elvis bauble? Elvis treated all his fans with respect and equality," said Rowe, 61, who has diabetes, but still traveled from Ohio and waited 18 hours to be first in line for Monday's vigil.

CASEY ANTHONY: Cindy and George Anthony, whose daughter was acquitted in Florida of killing their 3-year-old grandchild, are to be interviewed by Dr. Phil McGraw, said.

This will be the first television interview Casey Anthony's parents have given since their daughter was found not guilty last month of murdering their granddaughter Caylee. said they will appear on the Season 10 premiere of TV's "Dr. Phil" Sept. 12.

"Cindy and George have suffered a horrific loss with the untimely death of their granddaughter Caylee, and they have since endured an unprecedented public attack on their family," McGraw said in a news release Tuesday. "Have these attacks been warranted, or not? I looked them straight in the eye and asked some very tough questions. Despite living under a 'media microscope' for years, their story has never really been told and there's so much more to it than we've heard in the media. Throughout this extensive interview, we explore every detail of their ordeal, and they answer every question I know will be on our viewers' minds. Nothing is off limits during this interview."

HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE: Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini won't return to "The Talk" when the chat show starts up its second season next month, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Co-hosts Julie Chen and Sara Gilbert will return to the roundtable-style talk show, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

Their fellow co-host Sharon Osbourne has previously announced she will return next season, but will take a break so she can spend time with her rocker husband Ozzy Osbourne, who is finishing an extensive concert tour.

The Hollywood Reporter said the departures of actresses Peete and Remini are part of a plan to re-tool the program. Specifically why those two women would not be returning wasn't reported.

KEVIN FEDERLINE: Kevin Federline, ex-husband of U.S. pop star Britney Spears, confirmed his current girlfriend Victoria Prince has given birth to their daughter.

Federline, a 33-year-old former backup dancer, has two sons with Spears and a son and daughter with his ex-girlfriend, actress Shar Jackson. said Tuesday his fifth child, Jordan Kay, was born Monday night. No other details regarding the birth were immediately released.

Prince, 28, is a former competitive volleyball player from Washington state.

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