What everyone's talking about today, August 12th, 2014

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The ultimate quick round-up the of the most buzz-worthy stories to catch you up on today's must-know news.

1. Robin Williams was found dead on yesterday, August 11th, 2014. The tragic death is believed to be a suicide by means of asphyxiation, a full autopsy is still pending. Police have announced that Robin Williams was found dead with a belt around his neck. The passing has garnered an enormous amount of response on social media from Williams' family, friends, fans, and fellow actors. Click through the gallery below to see celebrities' reactions to Robin William's death.

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2. Rapper and Toronto Raptors' Global Ambassador, Drake, has been fined $25,000 as a result of comments at his concert last weekend. Drake encouraged fans to cheer for Kevin Durant in a light-hearted attempt to convince the basketball player to join the Raptors. The NBA saw this as a public recruiting pitch and in violation with the league's anti-tampering policy. (USA Today)

3. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been picking up momentum across social media channels. Since July 29th, the awareness campaign has raised over $1.35 million dollars for ALS.

4. JJ Murphy has died just days after starting in a new role on HBO's Game of Thrones. At this time, cause of the death is not known.

5. Orlando Sandrick of the Dallas Cowboys has been banned for four games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

6. The Emmy's are just around the corner. Last night a list of presenters was announced, and the list includes the like of Julia Roberts, Matthew McCounaughey, Kerry Washington, Halle Berry, Jim Parsons, and Woody Harrelson. A Robin Williams tribute is also expected for the awards show program. (Moviefone)

Click through the gallery below to check out the best of the 2014 Emmy Awards nominations!

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7. Ebola Updates: More than 1000 people have died from the Ebola outbreak. Today, a Spanish Preist died in Madrid despite receiving the experimental drug, ZMapp. The Priest was part of Catholic group helping affected people in Liberia before he became ill.

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