Show stopper

Sammy Hagar is 'comfortable playing a show before there's a vaccine'

The show must go on, pandemic be damned!

While chatting with Rolling Stone about the effect that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the music industry, Sammy Hagar said he'd rather die than not play in front of fans again.

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"I'll be comfortable playing a show before there's a vaccine, if it's declining and seems to be going away," the 72-year-old rocker said. "I'm going to make a radical statement here. This is hard to say without stirring somebody up, but truthfully, I'd rather personally get sick and even die, if that's what it takes."

To date, nearly 500,000 people have lost their lives from complications due to COVID-19, and more than 9 million people worldwide have been infected with the disease.

Sammy wants people to go back to work, he said, adding that the virus is "going to kill more people in the long run."


The former Van Halen rocker even noted that he's fine being a sacrificial lamb for the common good.

"If some of us have to sacrifice on that, OK," Sammy said. "I will die for my children and my grandchildren to have a life anywhere close to the life that I had in this wonderful country. That's just the way that I feel about it."

"I'm not going to go around spreading the disease," he continued. "But there may be a time where we have to sacrifice. I mean, how many people die on the Earth every day? I have no idea. I'm sorry to say it, but we all gotta die, man."

Anniversary Love

David and Victoria Beckham celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary

With much of the world on lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham couldn't go quite as all-out for their anniversary on Saturday, July 4, as they did last year, when they jetted off to Paris for a private, champagne-filled tour of Versailles and a decadent dinner at Guy Savoy.

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But the power couple more than made up for it with the gushing words of love — and great throwback pics — they each shared on Instagram to mark the occasion.

"Well about 23 years ago I was sat in a room with Gary Neville and the spice girls were on the TV and I turned around to him and said 'ohhhh I like that one in the little black catsuit' 😄," David, 45, captioned his photo and video montage of memories from the pair's two-plus decades together.

"Who would have thought that all these years later we are celebrating 21 years of marriage and have 4 of the most beautiful and perfect kids.. Thank you & Happy Anniversary I Love You ♥️," he added alongside the post, which featured pics of him and his wife through the years, with a few Posh Spice performance moments tossed in for good measure.

Victoria, 46, shared a similar, if less Spice Girls-centric montage the same day. In addition to shouting out their kids, Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 17, and Cruz, 15, and Harper, 8, she made a point of looking to the future in her caption, which read, "Happy Anniversary @davidbeckham ❤️❤️❤️. Can't believe it has been 21 years since we said 'I do'. Four children, four dogs, so much laughter and I love you more each day. xxxxxx."

Victoria and David were together for a year and a half before David popped the question, according to People.

Victoria, of course, said "yes," and the two married in the summer of 1999 at Ireland's Luttrellstown Castle. Their then-4-month-old son Brooklyn Beckham was their ring bearer, the outlet notes.

All three boys weighed in on social media in honor of their parents' milestone over the weekend, with Brooklyn and Cruz both sharing '90s-era photos of their mom and dad.


"Happy anniversary mum and dad ❤️ I love you soooo much ❤️❤️," wrote Brooklyn, who's moved on from his ring bearer duties to become a model and photographer.

Though their actual anniversary was on Saturday, David and Victoria got a jump on their celebration earlier in the week.

"It's me and @davidbeckham's 21st wedding anniversary this weekend so I'm getting ready for date night!" Victoria shared with her followers on Thursday. "What do you think I should wear? x vb."

The designer didn't reveal whether she went with her followers' fashion recommendations or the gorgeous white suit she wore in the photo accompanying her question.

But what fun is romance without a little mystery?

Privacy Break?

Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to Twitter after briefly setting account to private

In late December, Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted that his New Year's resolution for 2020 was to, "Tweet Less, Create More," telling fans he was "taking several steps back" to put that energy towards his work.

That may have been easier said than done. When the movie version of Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Hamilton" premiered on Disney+ on Friday. July 3, Miranda celebrated-slash-promoted the 2016-shot film by live tweeting the whole thing with fans and cast mates.

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Finally, after the nearly three-hour show came to a close, Miranda wrapped up his Twitter threads, thanked his followers and praised his onstage and behind-the-scenes colleagues. Then he signed off — and, according to the Daily Mail and other outlets, set his Twitter account to private. His departure didn't go over so well, which might explain why it was so short-lived.

While most of the responses to Miranda's "goodnight" tweet" were positive, with fans thanking him for what one user said was something "we needed … as a country, as a people," other Twitter users griped that Miranda was "hiding" from discussions about certain controversial elements of the story.

Tweets recapped by the Mail and JustJared showed some fans questioning the appearance of the "N"-word in the audiobook. Others reportedly argued that the largely hip-hop and R&B-inspired retelling of Alexander Hamilton's rise as one of the country's Founding Fathers "romanticized slave owners."

"Lin-Manuel Miranda's twitter going private the first day Hamilton is streaming is exactly what this country doesn't need," tweeted one user.

Another branded the star "childish" for setting his Twitter to private when he was being "called out" for his treatment of men who owned enslaved people.

Meanwhile, stars including Ava DuVernay and Trisha Yearwood applauded Miranda for his work — and fans like user Ozzie Mejia pointed out that Miranda closing off his Twitter to most followers "on what should have been his finest hour is your daily reminder that Twitter is poison and the world would ultimately be better off without it."

Miranda, however, doesn't seem sold on a Twitter-free existence just yet. By Saturday morning, he was back at the tweet-grind, responding to a fan, retweeting a recap of the movie and plugging a post by the "Hamilton" Production Stage Manager. His Twitter was also public again, though he didn't explain the private setting stint.

It's worth noting Miranda addressed the slavery issue in his text during an interview with Terry Gross on NPR's "Fresh Air" earlier in the week.

"[Slavery] is in the third line of our show. It's a system in which every character in our show is complicit in some way or another," he told Gross, addressing the new poignancy of "Hamilton" amid this year's intense national reckoning with regard to systemic racism.

"Hamilton — although he voiced anti-slavery beliefs — remained complicit in the system," Miranda continued.

"And other than calling out Jefferson on his hypocrisy with regards to slavery in Act 2, doesn't really say much else over the course of Act 2. And I think that's actually pretty honest. … He didn't really do much about it after that. None of them did. None of them did enough. And we say that, too, in the final moments of the song. So that hits differently now because we're having a conversation, we're having a real reckoning of how do you uproot an original sin?"

As for Miranda's mini-Twitter hiatus, something else he said on "Fresh Air" suggests he may have simply needed a break, something he seems not to have given himself during the movie's filming.

Speaking to Gross, Miranda said "Hamilton" was shot in 2016 on the cast's days off and during downtime while they were still performing the show seven or eight times a week on Broadway, plus "Ham4Ham" mini-shows outside the theater. He was also writing music for "Moana" at the time, he said — and he and his wife, Vanessa Nadal, had just welcomed a new baby.

"When it comes to looking at myself, I see me at maybe my most tired I've ever been," he admitted.

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"I think I look more rested now on the other side of 40 than I did in 2016," Miranda mused, adding that the only reason he "came out on the other side of that year intact" was that his "incredible wife" was "holding down the fort."

Which by the way is just what she did on Friday. After pitching in on Miranda's live-tweet bonanza with her own, often hilarious posts, Nadal eventually put the couple's two kids to bed so Miranda could finish the movie with his fans and (maybe) get some rest.

Sharing her "good night" post, Miranda tweeted of Nadal, "best of wives best of women …," before returning to his role as host of the hours-long watch party.

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.


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.


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."


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."


'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.


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."


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."


"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."


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.


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."


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.


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.'"