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Brian Austin Green Talks Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly Relationship

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Just friends? Brian Austin Green opened up about his estranged wife, Megan Fox’s relationship with Machine Gun Kelly on Monday, May 18, after confirming that the pair had split after 10 years of marriage.

“She met this guy Colson on set on this film she’s working on,” Green, 46, said during the Monday episode of his “…With Brian Austin Green” podcast. “I’ve never met him — goes by Machine Gun Kelly — I’ve never met him but you know, Megan and I have talked about him and they’re friends at this point.”

He added: “From what she’s expressed, he’s a really just nice, genuine guy. And I trust her judgment. She’s always had really good judgment.”

Brian Austin Green Addresses Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly Romance Rumors
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Earlier in the podcast, the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star revealed that he and Fox, 34, had been “trying to sort of be apart” since the end of 2019, before confirming that they had broken up.

Fox was spotted with Kelly (whose real name is Richard Colson Baker), 30, on Friday, May 15, in the Calabasas neighborhood of Los Angeles. Green set the record straight on Monday, noting that he didn’t “want people to think that her or he are villains or I was a victim in any way with any of this because I wasn’t.”

“This isn’t something new for us,” the Anger Management alum explained. “This is something new for people to experience and hear about in the press and take sides on and judge and critique, but it’s not new for us.”

The California native revealed that both he and Fox usually keep their relationship quiet, but after the story with Kelly — her costar in Midnight in the Switchgrass — “exploded,” he chose to address it because, “I don’t want anybody to be vilified in this situation.”

“It’s not like we are separating or anything because somebody cheated or somebody hurt somebody,” the Desperate Housewives alum explained. “I feel like people are on paths in life [and] sometimes you’re on the same path and you walk that path together and things are working, and then paths just kind of separate sometimes and it’s not a choice that somebody makes, it’s just, people sort of find new things that interest them and new directions that they want to take in life and the person that they’re with may not be on that same path.”

When it comes to Fox’s dynamic with Kelly, Green reiterated that “he’s just been a really good friend, which she needed.”

“I don’t want her to be looked at in a negative way or him to be looked at in a negative way for doing that,” he said. “That’s what good people do. Good people step up and help people that need help and that’s what he’s doing.”

Green added: “The story is with us — and hopefully with this, with me doing this — there is no more story. There are no more questions to ask. Everything’s sort of laid out. People get a sense of, like, where our heads are at and what’s going on because I don’t want to talk about this again.”

During the podcast, Green also spoke candidly about how hard it was for him to see his relationship with Fox come to a close — especially since they share three sons, Noah, 7, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 3.

“It sucks when life changes and something that you’re used to, that you’ve been doing for 15 years, you try and not get rid of but you change,” the BH90210 star said as he got emotional. “There’s the unknown aspect … there’s that pit in my stomach … I really don’t want Megan and I to be at odds … she’s been my best friend for 15 years and I don’t want to lose that.”

Green, who also shares son Kassius, 18, with ex-fiancée Vanessa Marcil, knows his feelings for Fox won’t ever go away.

“I will always love her,” the California native said. “And I know she will always love me and I know as far as a family what we have built is really cool and really special.”

The Transformers star and Green dated on and off for six years before tying the knot in June 2010. In August 2015, Us Weekly broke the news that Fox and Green split after five years of marriage.

Eight months after their breakup, the New Girl alum revealed she was expecting the pair’s third child. In June 2016, Us confirmed that the duo were back together and in August 2019, Fox filed to dismiss the pair’s divorce case.

Kelly, for his part, was linked to Kate Beckinsale after the two were spotted at multiple Golden Globes afterparties in January. Beckinsale, 46, shut down the dating rumors via social media, writing that people should “please get a f—king life.”

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Why Nicole Avant Made Doc About Her Father – Variety

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When Nicole Avant was growing up in Beverly Hills in the 1970s and ’80s, her father, Clarence Avant, was one of the most connected and successful African American power brokers in the music industry. He launched record labels, owned radio stations and became a key figure in politics and the civil rights movement.

The Avant home was always buzzing with a stream of Hollywood and Washington insiders coming and going. “I knew that he was very powerful because the phone rang constantly and I always heard him fixing something or giving advice,” says Nicole, who made her producing debut with Netflix’s “The Black Godfather,” a documentary about her father. “And then I did see him on ‘Soul Train’ one day, and he was giving an interview with Don Cornelius. …That’s when I thought, ‘Oh, he must be a big deal because he’s on television.’”

That point is driven home by the documentary, which features interviews with Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, David Geffen, Jamie Foxx, Sean “Diddy” Combs and the late Bill Withers, whom Avant signed to his Sussex Records while the singer was still working as an aircraft assembler.

Nicole Avant, who is married to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, says she had plans to shop the doc around before her husband snapped it up for the streamer. “I actually had this idea in my head since I was a little girl. I really did,” Avant, who served as Obama’s ambassador to the Bahamas, says on this week’s episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.” “I had told Ted, even when I was dating him, there’s this idea I have for this film, and I said to him, ‘I’m going to take it to HBO.’ Once I started getting the interviews and everyone started confirming, Ted said, ‘Do you really have all these people saying yes?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, for sure.’ He said, ‘Let me take a look at it again.’ And then at that point, Ted is a part of the family, and he saw a solid film, and he saw an important film, and he actually wanted to tell the story just as much or even more than I did.”

What do you want people to know about your dad?

I really wanted people to take away that it’s important to have a strong sense of self. It’s important to keep moving forward. It’s important to pay back. It’s important to move the needle. Also, it’s very important to take risks in life. Sometimes you’re going to fail. Sometimes people are going to say no. So what? It’s a part of life. You keep going. You pick yourself back up again.

What did you learn about your dad while making the documentary that you didn’t know already?

I took it for granted how hard his childhood was and how abusive it was — having a stepfather, really beating up my grandmother in front of him and in front of the other children. My dad didn’t really have a childhood, and he took care of seven kids because everyone was working and they were so poor.

How hard was it to hear those stories?

Very hard for me. And it made a lot of sense when everything did fall down for him and everything blew up at one time and we lost everything. I think everything triggered to his childhood again of not having things he didn’t have or anybody to really rely on.

Tell me about a time in which someone really big turned up at the house and you were like, ‘What is this person doing here?’”

The one time I was very star-struck was when Whitney Houston showed up one day and I had just been listening to the “Greatest Love of All.” I’d sing it in the car like I was Whitney Houston. I was floored; I stood at the front door and I thought, “Oh, my God, this is a real celebrity. This is a big deal.”

If you were to make a scripted narrative about your dad, who would play him?

Forest Whitaker could play him because he knows him and he could “get” him actually.

This interview has been edited and condensed. Hear it in its entirety below. You can also listen to “The Big Ticket” at iHeartRadio or wherever you find your favorite podcasts.


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Even Prince William Has To Deal With This Classic Family Dinner Challenge

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There’s no question about it: lockdown has changed our lives and transformed the way we work. And that goes for royals, too. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have adapted, taking their royal duties online, via a number of zoom calls. But not everything has changed… On his latest call, Prince William revealed that even he has to deal with this classic family dinner challenge.

Speaking to representatives of the PEEK Project, a Glasgow-based charity, on May 20, the Duke of Cambridge said the success of his family meal depend very much on “what’s on the table”. Joking with community chef Charlie Farrally, Prince William agreed that dinner time can be very challenging: “If parents put something on that children love, dinner time goes very well,” he said. “But if you put something on the table they don’t want to do, that’s another ball game.”

PEEK Project, Possibilities for Each and Every Kid, have been working throughout COVID-19 to provide balanced, and hot meals for families in need. The Duke of Cambridge praised them for their work and pointed out the immense pressure that parents are under as well.

The PEEK project has been supported in it’s work throughout the pandemic by the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal. Were it not for lockdown, the Duke of Cambridge would have been in Scotland this week to meet representatives at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Obviously, this couldn’t go ahead face-to-face, but he still spoke to the chefs, volunteers, and the CEO via a video call. “I hope when I find myself up in Glasgow in the near future I can come and see you guys in person and congratulate you,” he added.


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Ozark’s Esai Morales to Replace Nicholas Hoult As ‘Mission: Impossible’ Villain – Find Out Why

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Esai Morales, known for his work in Ozark and How to Get Away with Murder, is joining the cast of Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8, director Christopher McQuarrie revealed on his Instagram on Thursday (May 21).

However, Deadline is now reporting that Esai, 57, is actually replacing Nicholas Hoult in the movie in the villain role for the films.

The reason why Nicholas is being replaced? The Coronavirus pandemic has delayed production of tons of movies and television shows across the globe. As a result, the “delay put Hoult in conflict with another commitment.”

The film currently has a release date of July 23, 2021, but that could change as many films have had to alter release dates due to the global health crisis.

If you missed it, Nicholas just made a super rare comment about his two-year-old son.


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