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Milo Ventimiglia's parents were 'embarrassed' into finally attending Emmys

Milo Ventimiglia's parents will attend the Emmy awards with their son for the first time next month, and it may be all thanks to Jimmy Kimmel.

Jimmy basically guilted Peter Ventimiglia and Carol Ventimiglia into it.

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During an Aug. 1 appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to promote his new film, "The Art of Racing in the Rain," the discussion quickly moved to Milo's third Emmy nomination for "This Is Us."

Milo recounted his father getting criticized for not shouting out his son on Instagram in 2017 when he got his first Emmy nomination. Instead, Peter posted about National French Fry Day.

"He caught hell about posting about National French Fry Day," Milo said. "It's a priority, french fries. I get it. I'm his son. I understand these things."

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Milo recalled, "The first time I got nominated, I said, 'Hey guys, I'd love you to come to the Emmys with me.' And my mom was like, 'No, no, no, I don't want to be in the big crowd.' And my dad said he's holding out for the Oscars. And I was like, 'OK.'"

"Second year, I was like, 'Hey guys, so do you want to go to the Emmys with me this year? My mom was like, 'Oh, no, no, no, it's fine, Sweetheart, you go.' And my dad is like, 'I'm holding out for the Oscars.' And I was like, 'Dad, these are like the Oscars of TV,'" Milo said while his parents sat nearby in the audience.

Things changed this year.

"Third year, the nomination happens," Milo said. "Mom and Dad, of course, are like one of the first phone calls you make, and I pick up the phone and I'm like, 'Hey guys,' and I was so ready to be like, 'I'd really, really like it if you came to the Emmys with me this year.' Before I even got that out, both of them are like, 'Oh, we're going. We're going.'"

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Jimmy quickly asked Milo's parents what changed for them this time.

"You," Peter told the late-night host. "You embarrassed us."

Jimmy joked, "Oh, so you're coming reluctantly."

Socially free

RuPaul scrubs social media pages

RuPaul is not feeling very social these days. 

On Thursday, the legendary drag queen's Instagram account was wiped clean, confusing followers. Around the same time, the "RuPaul's Drag Race" host deleted his Twitter account.

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No explanation was given for the purge.

Fan began noticed the social media change earlier in the week when some of RuPaul's Instagram images started being deleted. Initially, fans thought the account had been hacked, and several alerted RuPaul to the confusing activity.

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Page Six said several other fans noticed that Season 10 "Drag Race" alum Kameron Michaels had also wiped his Instagram account. Even more fans wondered if the timing had something to do with the debut of "Canada's Drag Race," which premiered on July 2.

Mama Ru has given no explanation for the scrub.

Split

Jennifer Grey, Clark Gregg divorcing after nearly 2 decades of marriage

Jennifer Grey and her husband of nearly two decades, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." star Clark Gregg, are divorcing after quietly parting ways earlier this year.

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The duo announced their split news on Instagram on Friday in a joint statement.

"After 19 years together, we separated in January, knowing we'd always be a family who loves, values and cares for each other," Jennifer wrote alongside a picture with Clark. "We recently made the difficult decision to divorce, but we remain close and are deeply grateful for the life we've shared and the wonderful daughter we've raised."

Like Jennifer, Clark posted the same statement and picture to his Instagram Friday morning. 

Jennifer and Clark, who married in July 2001, both added that they were "totally crying as we post this."

The duo shares 18-year-old daughter Stella.

On June 10, Clark posted a photo with the teen to celebrate her high school graduation.

"Have to beam on this one for a moment," he captioned the photo that also included Jennifer. "Stella Gregg, you didn't get the senior spring you deserved, but you worked so hard and (almost) never complained about the zoom classes and zoom senior day. You are deep and wise and hilarious and the world will be better off in your hands. I love you."

The split appears to be amicable. On Father's Day several weeks ago, the "Dirty Dancing" star praised Clark.

"Happy father's day @clarkgregg❤️i love you and am beyond grateful you showed up just in the nick o' time to make my dream come true. for continuing to show up as a devoted, loving dad and partner to raise this amazing human with," she wrote. "couldn't have done it without you."

Heartbroken

Lucy Hale cries over 'Katy Keene' cancellation

Lucy Hale was full of emotion on Instagram after her CW show, "Katy Keene," was not renewed for another season.

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"I've kind of struggled all day with what I wanted to say about this, or if I shouldn't say anything … nothing felt right," she said on Instagram Live on Thursday. "I was like, I don't want to just post a picture or a caption because nothing would do justice to how I feel about 'Katy Keene' or how I feel with the people involved with it."

Lucy played the main character on the show, which she described as "one of the highlights" of her life. 

"This is bad, this is a bad one … oh my God, sorry," she tearfully said, noting that this isn't the first time one of her shows hasn't been renewed. "It will take some time to get over."

In thanking the fans of the show, as well as the cast and crew, Lucy said, "I cannot stress how amazing you are, all the time, no matter what. You've just been there for me and you've supported everything I've done and like, what the f–k? I'm just so lucky. It's moments like this, I realize how lucky I am."

The show, despite the cancellation, is "timeless," she said. 

"Sometimes things just don't work out and maybe it was just not the right time for it, I don't know, I'm a little confused," she said. "The show is not coming back and that sucks, but I'll hold my head high and who knows what I'll do next."

Confession

'Drunk' Mike Tyson didn't realize he was filming 'The Hangover'

While Mike Tyson's role in 2009's "The Hangover" was highly memorable, the boxing legend said in a new interview that has no memory of actually agreeing to be in the movie because he was drinking heavily and on drugs during that time in his life.

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While chatting with Tony Robbins, Mike recalled running into Zach Galifianakis and some of the guys from "The Hangover" at a Las Vegas nightclub. It was then that he learned he was supposed to film the movie with them the very next day.

"I met the guys in a club. They were in the VIP section and I said, 'This is where I normally sit, nobody's normally here,'" he recalled. "So I went in there, I'm checking these guys to see what they're doing in my section. It was Zach, the other guy, and he said, 'We're going to be in a movie with you' and I said, 'Yeah? When?' And he said, 'Tomorrow.'"

Mike continued, "And I didn't know as I was drinking and smoking back then, doing drugs so I didn't know I was involved in the movie. So eventually I had to go and do the movie and it was a success."

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This isn't the first time the "Baddest Man On The Planet" has spoken about being on drugs while filming the movie.

"I was a mess. I was overweight. I was a pig, high on cocaine," Mike told Yahoo Sports in 2012.

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You could argue that Mike had the most memorable role in the movie, given that a portion of the film centers around Bradley Cooper, El Helms and Zach stealing one of the boxing champ's famous tigers. He even knocks out Zach's character in one scene.

That punch, albeit fake, has been instrumental in Mike gaining popularity, particularly with those who were too young to remember his celebrated boxing career.

"One day I'm in a restaurant and the movie hadn't come out yet, but the kids must have seen the preview of me punching Zach," he said. "So one of those sightseeing buses went by and all the kids came off the bus and grabbed me, taking pictures and my friend says, 'I think we've got something here, Mike' and I said, 'Yeah, me too.'"

He added, "It's been different, it's changed ever since. When I go out and I meet younger kids that are 20 or 15, it's because they watched 'The Hangover' — they had no idea that I used to be a boxer."

Hookup rumors

Denise Richards finally addresses Brandi Glanville hookup claims

For months, Brandi Glanville has floated rumors that she and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Denise Richards had been having a secret affair. Now, Denise is finally addressing it, equating the drama to "kindergarten."

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In a teaser for her upcoming appearance on "The Talk," Denise discussed the persistent speculation.

"I love for things to play out on television instead of social media, but the stuff that's been out there, I have been through it in the media with different claims being made, so for me, personally, this is like kindergarten," the "Wild Things" actress said. "I'm like, well, whatever. We'll just let it play out on the show, it is what it is."

Recently, Brandi posted a photo of the two women kissing. While some fans felt the picture was concrete proof that a hookup took place, others felt the photo showed nothing more than a friendly peck between the women.

Denise's team has denied the hookup allegations. 

Asked why Brandi has been so determined in her claims, Denise simply said she couldn't "speak for anyone else."

Still, despite the speculation into her personal life, Denise doesn't regret doing the realty TV show.

"My first season, I loved filming with the women. I had a great time getting to know them," she said. "We are very blessed and very lucky being on this show and part of it that we get to go on fancy dinners and wonderful trips, we're so lucky to be able to do that. A lot of the viewers live vicariously through us. I think that's why women love watching the show."

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"I don't regret it. People are always going to say stuff, and I know my truth, my husband does, it is what it is," she continued. "Like I said, I've had so much stuff said over the years about me and my family. This is like nothing compared to the things that have been said about me."

Fetch

Robert Herjavec hilariously uses dog commands on children: Video

If Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson's twins think they're getting an easy road because of their parents' notoriety, they're barking up the wrong tree.

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On Wednesday, the "Dancing With the Stars" pro posted a hilarious video of her husband training their new dog, and subsequently using those commands on their 2-year-old twins, Haven and Hudson.

"Robert being trained by our new member of the family Trixie," Kym captioned the videos. "Unfortunately he takes everything way too far and tried to apply the training to our babies."

In the humorous video involving the kids, Robert tells the tots to sit, tempting them with an orange ball. The kids initially don't seem interested, but eventually, they begin running toward the ball alongside their dad.

"Go babies, go babies," he says as the kids run with glee. As the "Shark Tank" star retrieves the ball, he again goofs around with the kids and commands them to sit. After they do, he takes a small bow, clearly proud of himself.

Kym can be heard laughing behind the cell phone camera. She was also quick to point out that Robert was "getting all of the commands wrong."

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Haven and Hudson are Kym and Robert's only children, but he shares three other kids with his ex-wife. Last month, Kym hinted that she would "love" more kids.

"No, no, no. We can't even get a dog. Are you kidding?" Robert interrupted. "We actually thought about getting a puppy in all this [but] … all the shelters are empty."

Still fighting

Nick Cordero 'likely' needs a double lung transplant

Nick Cordero continues to face an uphill battle in his fight with the coronavirus.

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After three months of hospitalization, the Broadway star's wife, Amanda Kloots, told CBS on Thursday that he will probably need a double lung transplant.

"We think that that is most likely the possibility. A 99 percent chance that he would be needing that in order to live the kind of life that I know my husband would want to live," she said on CBS This Morning. 

But, being a recipient of a transplant is not automatic.

"That is a long road away and a lot of things would have to line up in order for Nick to be a candidate for that," she said. 

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In mid-May, Nick woke up after being unconscious for about six weeks due to Covid-19 complications.

The Tony-nominated actor has struggled with multiple issues since entering the emergency room on March 30 and being intubated on a ventilator on April 1. Just over three weeks later, he had his right leg amputated after dealing with blood clots. While unconscious, he also suffered two mini strokes, septic shock and fungus in his lungs, among other things, and he needed a temporary pacemaker to assist his heart. In May, Amanda acknowledged that there was "an issue with infection in his lungs." A few weeks later, she said doctors started stem cell treatment to try and repair Nick's lungs.

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In the new interview with Gayle King, Amanda, who shares 1-year-old son Elvis with Nick, said she's told her husband that his leg had to be amputated. 

"I told him how there's amazing prosthetics. And I told him that I've been talking to amputees … and to try to give him encouragement," she said, adding that he's "stable" right now.

"Nick's body is extremely weak," she continued. "Muscles have atrophied, so he can't move his body yet… He can still open his eyes, and when he is alert and awake, he'll answer commands by looking up or down, yes or no questions."

While Amanda remains hopeful, she knows that it's a "miracle" that Nick is still alive.

"I believe, Gayle, that God is the only person that's going to decide when and if my husband goes. So I will never try to play that role … He's fighting. I see it every day. Nick's doctor sees it. And as long as he's in there and fighting, I'll continue to fight with him," she said. "I tell him, I say, 'You're going to walk out of this hospital, honey. I believe it, I know you can … We're going to dance again. You're going to hold your son again.' My line is, 'Don't get lost, get focused.'"

Concert canceled

Vanilla Ice cancels Texas concert amid rising coronavirus cases

Vanilla Ice has canceled his controversial Texas concert set for this weekend, claiming he didn't know about the surging cases of COVID-19 in the area.

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The rapper was set to perform live on July 3 at the Emerald Point Bar & Grill near Austin. The scheduled concert had local health officials in an uproar, given that the state hit a new record of confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday.

"I'm going to give you a little update about the concert in Austin," Ice said in an Instagram video on Thursday. "Basically, I'm not going."

While the venue that Ice was playing typically hosts up to 5,000 fans, capacity had been cut by 50 percent due to social distancing measures. Multiple reports said fans buying tickets were also met with a warning about mass gatherings. The club has not revealed how many tickets were sold for the concert.

"I listen to my fans. I hear all you people," Ice said after announcing the cancelation. "I didn't know the numbers were so crazy in Austin."

The "Ice, Ice Baby" rapper added that the show was booked months ago when the common belief throughout the country was that the virus would be well under control by the summer. 

The Associated Press reported on Thursday that coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 states, and 36 states are seeing a rise in the percentage of tests that are coming back positive for the virus. Texas is one of the states where the outbreak is currently severe.

"We just want to stay safe and want to make sure everybody is safe, so we were just hoping for a good time Fourth of July weekend," Ice said, "but it turned into a big focal point on me and it's not about that."

Prior to the cancelation, a Travis County Health Department spokesperson told TMZ, "This is not wise regardless of who is performing at any gathering right now. The best way to be nostalgic is by protecting your parents and grandparents and staying home."

Name game

Offset asks paternity case judge to give daughter his last name

Most music fans know that Migos rapper Offset has a nearly 2-year-old daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, with rapper wife Cardi B. But some don't realize the music star is also a father to three older kids from previous relationships.

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Offset (real name: Kiari Cephus) is currently embroiled in a paternity case with one of his exes, rapper Shya L'Amour (real name: Nicole Marie Algarin) over their 4-year-old daughter, Kalea.

According to a new report from TMZ, Offset is asking a judge to give Kalea the rapper's legal last name, Cephus. The music star filed legal docs in Fulton County, Georgia, making the request. Nicole gave their daughter the name Kalea Marie Algarin when she was born in 2015, and Offset's pushing for it to be changed to Kalea Marie Algarin Cephus.

Offset is also asking a judge for joint legal and physical custody of Kalea. The move comes about nine months after Nicole filed court papers in October 2019, TMZ reported, asking for additional child support. According to the webloid, "Offset claims he is already paying support and says both parties should be financially responsible for their daughter."

In addition to his daughters with Cardi and Nicole, the Migos rapper also has two sons. There's 10-year-old Jordan with ex Justine Watson and 3-year-old Kody, whose mom is Oriel Jamie, the owner of an eyebrow and hair studio in St. Louis.

Offset has tattoos honoring all four of his children.