Appointments don't show in calendar if I select Status: "Confirmed"

When I am manually adding my appointments in the admin panel, they do not show up in my Google Calendar if I select "Confirmed." I have to select "Pending" first, then I can edit the appointment and choose "Confirmed," and then it will show up in my Google Calendar.

Is there a way to not have to choose the "Pending" status first and select "Confirmed" straight off?

Also, if I leave the client "E-mail" field blank (and select "Not registered user" from the dropdown) under "CLIENT" when adding the appointment in the admin panel manually, the appointment will not be added to my Google Calendar. I must enter an email address for the appointment in order to see it in my Google Calendar. Is there anything that can be done about this?

Thank you