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Eric Liebowitz/NBC(NEW YORK) -- America’s Got Talent concluded its “Judge Cuts” on Tuesday. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel locked down the 36 acts advancing to the live performance shows. Mel chose this week’s guest judge, former AGT panelist Piers Morgan, who joined the regular panel and got to use the Golden Buzzer for his favorite act, sending them to Radio City Music Hall without any consultation from the AGT judges.

Only seven out of the 20 acts that performed on Tuesday’s show were allowed to move on to the next round. They were dance crew Siro-A, young dancers The Gentlemen, magician Derek Hughes, acrobatsDuo Volta, singer Alicia Michilli, stand-up comic Gary Vider and professional regurgitator Stevie Starr.

America’s Got Talent begins its live shows next week.

Here’s a rundown of some of Tuesday’s highlights:

The Gentlemen, ages 9 and 12, performed a dance routine that amused the audience and judges, including Heidi, who noted they “made the crowd go crazy.” Stern liked the choreography and the music choice, but warned the duo that it tended to get “repetitive." Piers didn’t hold anything back, declaring the stage was “too big” for the youngsters. Mel B disagreed though, saying she “couldn’t stop smiling.” Howie called them “the full package.” The Gentlemen move on to the next round.

Magician Derek Hughes asked Howie to think of a city and Mel to think of a guy’s name, writing his predictions on two pieces of paper. After supposedly failing to guess both, he invited Howard onstage. He then wrote the word “morbid” on a piece of paper, showed Stern a dictionary and placed a playing card in a random part of the book, determined by Howard. The word on the top of the page turned out to be the word “morbid.” Hughes then retrieved the pieces of paper he discarded earlier and revealed that he actually did correctly guess the answers to Howie and Mel’s questions. Most of the judges were impressed, except for Morgan, who insisted the act didn’t have the “wow factor” he would’ve liked to have seen. Hughes advances to the live rounds.

Duo Volta performed their daring acrobatic stunts on a trapeze high in the air. Stern declared their performance was “something like a dream,” and “magnificent.” Morgan thought they had chemistry, but wasn’t sure they rose to the level of the other acrobats in the competition. The other judges prevailed and Duo Volta advances to the next round of competition.

Soulful singer Alicia Michilli blew everyone away with her performance of the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Loving You.” Mel B declared it was “ambitious” and really liked it. Morgan thought Alicia had “raw talent” and a way of “captivating an audience.” Stern, however, thought she tried a little too hard to top what she did last time and “overcompensated.” Howie agreed, but noted the competition was “a journey,” and wanted to see more. Klum agreed, saying she heard what she needed to hear. Michilli moves on to the next round.

Japanese multimedia dance crew Siro-A put on a visually stunning performance that fused mime, laser effects and electronica music and brought Howie to his feet. Howard declared, “If there’s a definition of ‘stepping it up,’ you did it.” Piers agreed and pressed his Golden Buzzer, moving the act straight through to Radio City.

Stand-up comic Gary Vider walks dogs to support his career and hopes to change that with a good showing on AGT. His financial woes provided the material for Tuesday’s routine. Howard was pleased. So was Piers, who noted Vider’s ability to “ad-lib,” demonstrating that he’s a “naturally funny guy.” Gary wasn’t Mel’s “cup of tea,” but she also acknowledged that the laughter coming from the audience indicated she was in the minority. Howie said he was a fan, but feared Vider’s comedy was so subtle, many people might not “get it.” He’ll get a chance to find out, as he advances to the live rounds.

Finally, it was professional regurgitator Stevie Starr who began his portion of the show by swallowing a cherry tomato and a razor blade, then managing to slice the tomato with the blade while it was in his stomach. Next, Starr swallowed a series of coins marked with letters. He then asked Piers to spell a word with the letters on the coins and brought them back up in that order. He made the trick even more interesting by ingesting a clip and regurgitating the last coin with the clip attached to it. The judges agreed the act was gross but oddly compelling, and Starr advances in the competition.

One of Tuesday’s heartbreaking moments came when Stern informed acrobats Duo Vladimir that it was the end of the road. Earlier, they performed some impressive stunts, including one in which they balanced on swords held in each other’s mouths. Heidi “absolutely loved” the act. Piers noted it was “different” and he liked it, applauding their ability to “command” the audience. Unfortunately, with only seven spots left, the judges went with the night’s other acrobatic team, Duo Volta, over them.

Dancer Aaron Smyth, 23, performed a series of spins, jumps and tumbles that brought the audience to their feet, which impressed Morgan. Mandel agreed the routine was “impressive,” but didn’t match his last one. Stern, however, disagreed, noting Smyth “did step it up from last time.” “Well done,” added Mel B. Smyth’s routine wasn’t enough to get him to the next round.

Alex Boyé and his band performed Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk.” Mel B thought the “power and the energy coming off the stage was undeniable,” but the performance felt “under-rehearsed.” Howard thought they had potential, but sometimes slipped into “wedding band shtick.” Piers didn’t think they’d reached a level where people would pay to see them. Heidi disagreed with the others, declaring, “I loved it.” Boyé was sent home.

Stern and Mandel thought New York City pop musician and nightlife personality Kayvon Zand’s audition was weird enough to earn another look, but this time he only managed to anger the judges. After getting buzzed by everyone except Howie, Zand protested and started a fight with the panel, including Mandel, who ended up hitting his buzzer too.

America’s Got Talent airs again on Wednesday with a special episode celebrating the show's most memorable acts from around the world. AGT returns live next Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

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Buena Vista/Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- The summer of celebrity splits continues -- and the latest is a big one: Kermit and Miss Piggy.

"Here is the official statement on @KermitTheFrog and moi's relationship termination," Miss Piggy wrote on Twitter.

The statement read, "After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, we have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship," she wrote. "We will continue to work together on television."

The split was announced Tuesday during the Television Critics Association summer press tour while the two were promoting their new show, ABC's The Muppets.

Kermit is already dating, according to Gonzo. With The Muppets live tweeting the TCA announcement, they detailed that Gonzo told the audience: "@KermitTheFrog is dating a new pig named Denise, who is in marketing for ABC. Again, definitely won't be awkward. Yikes. -Gonzo"

Miss Piggy seems to be taking the news in stride. She told the audience Tuesday, "Dating moi is like flying close to the sun. It was inevitable that Kermit would drop down to the ground while I stayed in the heavens." 

Entertainment Weekly adds that Miss Piggy is linked to That ’70s Show actor Topher Grace.

The Muppets premieres September 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Kelly Osbourne found herself in hot water when she joined The View panelists Tuesday as a guest co-host.

It all started during the ABC daytime talk show's "Hot Topics" segment when moderator Whoopi Goldberg told the audience that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was still leading in the election polls. "Yeah, well, what are you gonna do?" the comedian added.

Trump has been leading in the polls despite his comments regarding Mexican immigrants.

After several comments from co-hosts Raven-Symone and Michelle Collins, Osbourne chimed in: "If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?"

With the audience dead silent, co-host Rosie Perez attempted to interrupt Osbourne, who continued, "In the sense that...you know what I mean?" 

"Latinos are not only the only people doing that," Perez replied.

"No, I didn't mean it like that! Come on! I would never mean it like that! I'm not part of this argument," Osbourne concluded before Collins jumped in to clarify.

"I think what you're saying is that Trump himself probably relies on a lot of these people that he's insulting," Collins offered.

After the show aired, Perez tweeted: "My apologies @KellyOsbourne, I took your point wrong-#Trump #Latinos. My bad. You're heart is so pure & righteous. I adore you. @TheView."

And Kelly herself took to Facebook to apologize and explain herself. "In this particularly case I will take responsibility for my poor choice of words but I will not apoligize for being a racist as I am NOT," Kelly wrote. "I whole-hearted f***** up today.  I don't want to bull**** anyone with lame excuses."

"It is my hope that this situation will open up a conversation about immigration and the Latin community as a whole," Kelly continued. "By the way I clean my own f****** toilets."

Still, many viewers questioned why Perez was apologizing and blasted Osbourne for her comments.

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Eric McCandless / ABC(NEW YORK) -- While the careers of ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik and current Little Mix member Perrie Edwards seem to be OK, their romance is not.  The couple has called off their engagement, a rep for Zayn tells ABC News.

A source tells People that Perrie is "devastated," and that it was Zayn who broke it off two weeks ago.  Perrie has now stopped wearing her engagement ring.

The couple got engaged in August of 2013, but never set a wedding date.  Wanting to spend more time with Perrie was one of the reasons Zayn gave for leaving One Direction in March, according to his former band mate, Liam Payne. 

Zayn just signed a solo deal with RCA Records; Little Mix's hit "Black Magic" is currently moving up the chart.

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Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- When Kate Mara went to went to Comic-Con earlier this year with her Fantastic Four co-stars, it was her first time so the actress didn't know what to expect. Mara, who was at the San Diego convention to promote the latest Marvel film, said Tuesday that she got a welcome she didn't anticipate.

"We spen[t] a whole day there, sort of working and doing press, and you don't really get to meet the fans. So the next morning, Jamie Bell and I decided, 'Well, we want the experience of Comic-Con. So let's just go out, let's walk to get a coffee amongst all of the fans,'" she explained on Tuesday's Live with Kelly and Michael.

"And we were like, 'Well, maybe this is a bad idea. We'll get mobbed and it'll be crazy,' and not one person...not one person noticed us," she said, laughing.

Mara, who took the snub in stride, explained more about her character Sue Storm in the latest adaptation of the classic Marvel tale.

"When your first meet Sue in our film, she's pretty shy and sort of keeps herself hidden from people. She's very focused on her work and intelligent. And then this big accident happens and she becomes the Invisible Woman," she explained.

Fantastic Four, also starring Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, opens Friday.

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ABC/Richard Harbaugh(NEW YORK) -- You know you have a good group of gal pals when you can still be friends even when you’ve dated the same people. In a new cover story for the September issue of Vanity Fair, Taylor Swift opens up about her tight-knight girl squad and admits they sometimes have the same taste in men.

“We even have girls in our group who have dated the same people,” she says. “It’s almost like the sisterhood has such a higher place on the list of priorities for us. It’s so much more important than some guy that it didn’t work out with.”

For example, Taylor’s model BFF Gigi Hadid is now dating Joe Jonas, with whom Taylor once had a relationship. But she says that her pals -- who also include Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss and Ellie Goulding -- don’t judge each other; the media does enough of that.  

“When you’ve got this group of girls who need each other as much as we need each other, in this climate, when it’s so hard for women to be understood and portrayed the right way in the media…now more than ever we need to be good and kind to each other and not judge each other -- and just because you have the same taste in men, we don’t hold that against each other,” Taylor, who's now happily dating Calvin Harris, says.

Not all her friends are girls, though. Taylor credits her friendship with rapper Jay Z for allowing her to reconcile with Kanye West after he interrupted her MTV VMA speech back in 2009.

“I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along,” she says. “And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing.”

When she’s not giving people #FriendshipGoals, Taylor is focusing on shaping a career that will give her the ability to help others. She's already not afraid to speak out about causes she believes in -- like Apple Music's compensation policy, which she effectively changed with a letter she wrote "around 4 a.m." and posted to Tumblr.

“If you look at Oprah, she’s made so many people happy over the years,” she says. “She’s made so much money, but she’s given so much of it away… Same thing with Angelina Jolie. She’s been so productive, but she’s used that position to better other people’s lives, and I think that’s where I’d want to be.”

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Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards was arrested Sunday for alleged shoplifting at a Target in Van Nuys, California, local police told ABC News.

Richards was privately arrested by Target loss prevention security for allegedly stealing more than $600 in merchandise. She was later booked at the Van Nuys station and then released early Monday on bail, police said. The case will now be given to detectives  -- they'll present the information to the Los Angeles City Attorney, who will decide if charges should be filed.

This isn't the actress' first run-in with the law. In April, she was arrested for public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a police officer after an incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel. In June, she reportedly pleaded not guilty to the charges. She also went to rehab after that arrest.

In June, it was reported that Richards wouldn't be returning to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills due to her sobriety issues.

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ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Monday night in New York City, Meryl Streep was joined on the red carpet by her daughter and co-starMamie Gummer for the premiere of Ricki and the Flash.

Ricki and the Flash does not represent the first time Streep has worked with Mamie. She explained on the red carpet, "I've been working with my daughter for 32 years and finally I had someone who directed her that she listened to."

Naturally, Streep gave her daughter's performance in the film a glowing review, saying she was "blown away," though she quickly added, "I'm not objective."

In Ricki and the Flash, Streep plays the titular character, who abandoned her family to pursue her rock star dreams. It opens Friday.

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Gregory Zabilski(LOS ANGELES) -- The cast and crew behind the groundbreaking Amazon show Transparent took part Monday in the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, discussing season two and how everything has changed for them.

A year ago, they'd taken the stage at the press tour, and it seemed almost no one was talking about transgender issues. Now, Transparent creator Jill Solloway has whiplash: "It's kind of mind-blowing about how our culture has sort of caught up to Trans 101."

And her show has caught up, too. She chatted about the major change for season two, saying a trans writer was hired.

Solloway says there aren't enough trans people telling their own stories.

As for Caitlyn Jenner, star Jeffrey Tambor, who plays a late-in-life transgender woman in Transparent, fielded that one, commenting, "We have met Caitlyn on a personal level and we love Cait."

Transparent season two is out in December.

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Patrick Ecclesine/FOX (LOS ANGELES) -- Zooey Deschanel is a new mom...and a new wife.

A rep for the New Girl star says Deschanel and her now-husband, Jacob Pechenik, have welcomed a child.

"I am thrilled to confirm that Zooey Deschanel and her husband Jacob Pechenik are new parents to a beautiful healthy baby girl," the rep said in a statement obtained by ABC News.

Additional details regarding the baby or the secret marriage have not been released.

In January, Deschanel, 35, told People magazine she was expecting, saying, “Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one.”

Later that month, it was revealed that the couple was engaged.

In a March appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Deschanel said she and Pechenik wanted to be surprised by the baby's gender.

Deschanel was previously married to Death Cab for Cutie rocker Ben Gibbard. Their divorce was finalized in 2012.

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BET(LOS ANGELES) -- Will Smith took to Facebook Monday to dispel rumors that he and his wife of almost 20 years, Jada Pinkett Smith, were divorcing.

"Under normal circumstances, I don't usually respond to foolishness. (Because it's contagious)," he wrote. "But, so many people have extended me their 'deepest condolences' that I figured - 'What the hell... I can be foolish, too!'"

He continued, "So, in the interest of redundant, repetitious, over & over-again-ness... Jada and I are... NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! : -)"

The post concluded, "I promise you all - if I ever decide to divorce my Queen - I SWEAR I'll tell you myself!"

Jada tweeted her support of her husband: "My king has spoken."

The couple married in 1997 and has been plagued by rumors in the past.

In 2012, Pinkett Smith spoke to French magazine Gala and said, "Every year, one celebrity couple is under the microscope. This year, unluckily, it's us! I almost want to say that we should have been expecting it."

She added about rumors they were living apart, "That's ridiculous. We've always lived together."

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Lifetime(NEW YORK) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, on Monday afternoon, the Associated Press reported.

The 22-year-old was buried next to her mother, Whitney Houston.

According to the AP, the casket arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier Monday morning and was transferred to Whigham Funeral Home, the same place that handled services for Houston in 2012. Brown's maternal grandmother, Cissy Houston, and Dionne Warwick were among those photographed at the funeral home earlier Monday.

The burial comes two days after Brown was memorialized at a funeral in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Brown died on July 26, almost five months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub inside her Roswell, Georgia, home. Her father, singer Bobby Brown, called her death "unimaginable."

“Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time," he told ABC News the day after her death. "My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable. We thank everyone for the prayers for Krissy and our family as we mourn my baby girl."

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding Brown's death, according to a representative for the Fulton County district attorney's office. The Fulton County medical examiner said that an initial portion of the autopsy did not show an obvious underlying cause of death, and additional laboratory tests are being conducted.

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Trae Patton/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are ending their 13-year marriage, a rep for the couple told ABC News.

"While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time," the statement from the musicians read.

Stefani, 45, and Rossdale, 49, wed in 2002. They have three sons together: Kingston, 9, Zuma, 6, and Apollo, 1.

Earlier this year, the No Doubt frontwoman opened up about her marriage to the Bush singer to Cosmopolitan magazine.

"We go through so much together — it's a miracle that we could stay together this long," she said. "It's good to have those days when we both do our own things. I think that's what keeps relationships going, when both people can be themselves and have their own individuality. That's especially important for women. It's hard to find time for yourself."

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Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Ice-T and Coco revealed Monday on their daytime talk show, Ice & Coco, that they're expecting a baby girl.

The couple, who have been married for 14 years, pulled up a picture of their baby's ultrasound and asked the audience to guess whether the baby was a boy or a girl. Then the two said in unison, "It's a girl! It's a girl."

The proud father even told the audience they've already picked out a name. "The girl's name is Chanel," Ice-T said. 

Coco also said many fans ask her how far along she is in her pregnancy. So she clarified that she's "21 weeks. I'm over 5 months."

The couple announced they were expecting their first child on social media last week. Ice-T has two children from a previous relationship.

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Fox(NEW YORK) -- Michael B. Jordan is one of the stars of the latest adaption of Fantastic Four. The Fruitvale Station actor warned moviegoers to expect a more realistic onscreen approach to the classic Marvel tale.

"This is like an origin story, you know?" he said on Monday's Live with Kelly and Michael. "The other films were cool and it was great. But we didn't immediately just throw on suits and try to save the world. It was like what would really happen to these kids if they got into an accident and got these abilities. Like, what would really happen?"

Jordan portrays Johnny Storm, who gets the unique ability to transform into a human torch. In order to play the role, the actor had to film in a one-piece. "I tried not to drink any fluids before I get into the suit because you know it's gonna be a while [before I get to use the restroom]," he explained.

Fantastic Four, also starring Kata Mara, Miles Teller and Jamie Bell, is in theaters Friday.

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