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Are there Tides Affecting Stellar Brightness?

I would imagine that if a planet is close enough to a star to cause tides on the star then it's probably going to disintegrate from the heat. You might consider other options - rotating star, solar ...
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Are there Tides Affecting Stellar Brightness?

We do expect tidal interactions to increase a star's luminosity in certain cases, but not quite through the mechanism you propose. Particularly in the case of massive exoplanets in tight orbits, like ...
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