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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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Peacock acquires Stephen King crime drama ‘Mr. Mercedes’

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Sept. 21 (UPI) — NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service has acquired Stephen King crime drama series Mr. Mercedes.

The first two seasons of Mr. Mercedes will stream exclusively on Peacock starting on Oct. 15. The premiere of Season 3 will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Mercedes aired on AT&T’s Audience Network before the station ceased operations.

Mr. Mercedes, based on King’s bestselling Bill Hodges trilogy of novels, stars Brendan Gleeson as a retired detective who is tormented by a serial killer, portrayed by Harry Treadaway.

Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Mary-Louise Parker, Holland Taylor, Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool, Scott Lawrence, Ann Cusack, Jack Huston, Tessa Ferrer, Maximiliano Hernandez and Nancy Travis also star.

King wrote the series, alongside David E. Kelley, who also serves as executive producer and Sophie Owens-Bender. Jack Bender serves as director.

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Watch: The Boyz aim for the heart in ‘The Stealer’ video

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Sept. 21 (UPI) — South Korean boy band The Boyz is back with new music.

The K-pop group released a new EP, Chase, and a music video for the title track, “The Stealer,” on Monday.

In “The Stealer” video, The Boyz aim for the heart as they sing about chasing the elusive object of their affection.

Chase also features the songs “Shine Shine,” “Insanity,” “Whiplash,” “Make or Break” and “Checkmate (Stage Ver.). The EP is The Boyz’ first music since the album Reveal, released in February.

“Please give this comeback lots of love!! #forTheB,” the group tweeted Monday.

The Boyz consists of Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Kevin, New, Q, Ju Haknyeon, Sunwoo and Eric. The group made its debut in 2017.

The Boyz is known for the singles “Boy,” “Giddy up,” “No Air,” “Tattoo” and “Reveal.”

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Famous birthdays for Sept. 22: Scott Baio, Tommy Lasorda

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Sept. 22 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo.

They include:

— English chemist/physicist Michael Faraday in 1791

— Actor Allan “Rocky” Lane, B-movie cowboy star/TV voice of Mr. Ed, in 1909

— Co-founder of Amnesty International Eric Baker in 1920

— Baseball Hall of Fame member Bob Lemon in 1920

— Baseball Hall of Fame member Tommy Lasorda in 1927 (age 93)

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— Boxing champion Ingemar Johansson in 1932

— Basketball Hall of Fame member Lute Olson in 1934

— Former NBA Commissioner David Stern in 1942

— Singer Toni Basil in 1943 (age 77)

— Actor Paul Le Mat in 1945 (age 75)

— Singer Debby Boone in 1956 (age 64)

— Singer Nick Cave in 1957 (age 63)

— Singer Joan Jett in 1958 (age 62)

— Tenor Andrea Bocelli in 1958 (age 62)

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— Television commentator Neil Cavuto in 1958 (age 62)

— Actor Scott Baio in 1960 (age 60)

— Actor Bonnie Hunt in 1961 (age 59)

— Actor Catherine Oxenberg in 1961 (age 59)

— Actor Ruth Jones in 1966 (age 54)

— Rapper Mystikal, born Michael Lawrence Tyler, in 1970 (age 50)

— Actor Billie Piper in 1982 (age 38)

— Actor Tatiana Maslany in 1985 (age 35)

— Actor Tom Felton in 1987 (age 33)

— Actor Michael Rainey Jr. in 2000 (age 20)

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