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Megan Fox says Michael Bay never ‘preyed upon’ her

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June 23 (UPI) — Megan Fox says Michael Bay never “preyed upon” her during their time working together.

The 34-year-old actress discussed her experiences with Bay, 55, in an Instagram post Monday after a past interview sparked backlash against the Bad Boys II and Transformers director.

In a 2009 interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live! that resurfaced this week, Fox recalled how she was an extra in Bad Boys II at age 15. She said Bay had her dance “underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet” in a bikini while filming a club scene after she wasn’t allowed to sit at the bar due to her age.

In addition, The Guardian film critic Jason Solomons said in 2009 that Fox told him that her audition for Transformers included her washing Bay’s Ferrari at the director’s home as he filmed her.

In her post Monday, Fox said she was 19 or 20 when she auditioned for Transformers and never washed Bay’s car at his home.

“I did ‘work’ (me pretending to know how to hold a wrench) on one of Michael’s Ferrari’s during one of the audition scenes,” the actress said. “It was at the Platinum Dunes studio parking lot, there were several other crew members and employees present and I was at no point undressed or anything similar.”

“So as far as this particular audition story I was not underaged at the time and I was not made to ‘wash’ or work on someone’s cars in a way that was extraneous from the material in the actual script,” she added.

Fox thanked fans for their support but said her experiences with Bay were “inconsequential” compared to the “genuinely harrowing experiences in a ruthlessly misogynistic industry” that she’s endured.

“There are many names that deserve to be going viral in cancel culture right now, but they are safely stored in the fragmented recesses of my mind,” the actress said.

“But when it comes to my direct experiences with Michael, and Steven for that matter, I was never assaulted or preyed upon in what I felt was a sexual manner,” she added, referencing Transformers executive producer Steven Spielberg.

Fox and Bay reunited for the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot after Fox famously compared Bay to Adolf Hitler in a 2009 interview with Wonderland magazine. Bay told GQ in 2014 that Spielberg had Fox fired from Transformers after she made the remark.



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Pregnant Bindi Irwin posts sonogram video on social media

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Nov. 27 (UPI) — Television personality and wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin posted video on social media from her recent sonogram appointment.

“Our beautiful daughter is the light of our lives. Beyond thankful that she chose us to be her parents. I can’t wait for her to be here next year,” Irwin captioned Thursday’s post, which included footage of her lying clothed on a bed in a medical office and looking up at a screen with that showed her baby.

Irwin, 22, announced her pregnancy in August.

She and Chandler Powell got married in March.



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Courteney Cox recreates iconic turkey-head gag from ‘Friends’

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Nov. 27 (UPI) — Courteney Cox shared a video on Instagram showing her with a turkey on her head, a nod to a memorable moment from her beloved sitcom, Friends.

“Happy Thanksgiving xoxo #friends,” Cox captioned a short video showing her shimmying in her kitchen with the bird carcass on her head.

The post got more than 3 million views since it was posted Thursday.

Her former Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow commented, “You DID THAT!!”

Cox wasn’t the only Friends alum to make headlines over the holiday.

Matthew Perry confirmed to People.com that he is engaged to his girlfriend Molly Hurwitz.

“I decided to get engaged,” he told the magazine. “Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.”

Jennifer Aniston, another erstwhile cast-mate, posted on Instagram several photos of her with her dog.

“We’re grateful,” Aniston wrote alongside the gallery of puppy pics, which has gotten more than 5 million views and attracted heart emojis from her ex-husband Justin Theroux and actor Orlando Bloom.

“This dog has star quality,” commented comedian David Spade.



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Mads Mikkelsen replacing Johnny Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

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Nov. 26 (UPI) — Hannibal icon Mads Mikkelsen will replace Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise.

Warner Bros Pictures confirmed the casting news to CNN and Deadline.

Depp said earlier this month he had been asked to step down from the role of Gellert Grindelwald after he lost a real-life libel lawsuit against a British newspaper that described him as an abusive husband during his marriage to actress Amber Heard.

The third movie in the Fantastic Beasts series is in production now in England. It is set for release July 15, 2022.

The prequels to the Harry Potter blockbusters also star Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Ezra Miller.



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