▪ Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards, poking fun at his former boss, President Trump. “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period,” said Spicer during his brief appearance—a joking referberal celebrities, who accused the show’s producers of helping to “normalize” the many lies Spicer told as a Trump spokesman. “There’s just gonna be no penalty for working in Trump’s White House, huh?” tweeted former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau. Spicer was later pictured laughing and drinking with several television stars. “Everyone has been very gracious,” he said.
▪ Comedian Kevin Hart publicly apologized to his pregnant wife and two children this week as he revealed that he was being blackmailed for millions of dollars over a “sexually suggestive” video. In an emotional confession uploaded to his Instagram account, Hart, 38, said he had made a “bad error in judgment” and that an unidentified person was trying to make “financial gain off of my mistakes.” Gossip website TMZ.com later published a still image from the video, which reportedly shows someone who looks like Hart having sex with a woman. The FBI is investigating the alleged demand for money. Hart’s ex-wife, Torrei Hart, previously accused the comedian of cheating on her with his current wife, Eniko Parrish.
▪ Selena Gomez has revealed that she received a kidney transplant from her best friend a few months ago. The former Disney star uploaded a photo on Instagram showing her and fellow actress Francia Raisa in their hospital beds, holding hands and smiling. “I’m very aware sgave me the ultimate gift.” ■