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‘Secret’ book

Silent no more. Megan Fox plans to expose men’s “secrets” and “sins” in an upcoming book of poems. “Pretty Boys Are Poisonous,” which features more than 70 poems written by the actress, is set to be released in November. “These poems were written in an attempt to excise the illness that had taken root in me because of my silence,” she said on Instagram. “I’ve spent my entire life keeping the secrets of men, my body aches from carrying the weight of their sins.” The cover of the poem book features a mouth with a pierced lip biting a snake. The “Transformers” star added, “My freedom lives in these pages and I hope that my words can inspire others to take back their happiness and their identity by using their voice to illuminate what’s been buried, but not forgotten, in the darkness.” Megan did not say specify exactly whose “secrets” she plans to expose or whether she’ll name names.  

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Engagement soon?

Nine months after being fired from “Good Morning America” over a consensual workplace romance, Amy Robach and T. J. Holmes are thinking about forever. “They’re in a good place,” a source told Us Weekly. “They’re moving on from all the negative around the affair and looking toward the future together.” The couple has continued to lean into each other throughout the course of their scandal. Amy and T.J. — both of whom finalized divorces from their former spouses since their romance went public — “are very happy and laying low,” a source told the mag, adding, “Now the plan is they do want to move in together and get engaged.” While the personal lives are going well, they are hoping for a TV return, too. “They are still getting paid severance by ABC,” a source explained. “So, they’re in no rush to get another show. But they’re still pitching shows and would like to work together.”

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Scary situation

Country singer Austin Burke and his pregnant wife, Lexy Burke, are safe after their Nashville, Tenn., home was inexplicably targeted by a gunman. The up-and-coming singer detailed the scary experience on Instagram on Aug. 7, saying the “entire house rattled” when shots rang out. “Initially, I thought Lexy had fallen and she thought the same about me,” he penned. “Once we realized that we were both physically okay, we looked at our cameras and heard someone load, cock and shoot at our house.” Police soon arrived and noticed a bullet hole in the roof line of the home, which was particularly frightening since Lexy, a TIkTok-famous celebrity, was upstairs and near the roof line at the time of the shooting. TMZ published footage from the couple’s video doorbell. Although sound of the gunfire could be heard, the shooter was not visible. “I wouldn’t wish this kind of uneasiness on anyone,” the “Crazy, Crazy” singer wrote. Lexy, who gathered a large social media following in 2020 for being a “serial tipper” at restaurants, said they are “still trying to understand what happened.”

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Affair confirmation

Chris Noth’s life and career imploded a year and a half ago when multiple women accused him of rape and sexual assault. Although he continues to maintain his innocence, he is now admitting to one thing: he’s been a bad husband. “I strayed on my wife, and it’s devastating to her and not a very pretty picture. What it isn’t is a crime,” he told USA Today. The “Sex and the City” alum called the assault allegations “categorically false” at the time, and he says they still are. In his admission of infidelity, he recalled his thinking was: “You’re not hurting anybody. No one’s going to know about this, and sex is just enjoyable. Suddenly, a lot of people want to have sex with you. It’s like, ‘Well, I’m not going to get this chance again.'” When the allegations came out, Chris lost several acting and sponsorship gigs, and he was “iced out” by friends. He also felt that nothing he could say would sway people’s opinions, so he stayed largely quiet. “There’s no criminal court. There’s no criminal trial,” he said. “There’s nothing for me to get on the stand about and get my story out, get witnesses. And there’s even more absurd add-ons that are completely ridiculous, that have absolutely no basis in fact.” While the heat on the actor has died down, he’s not getting comfortable. “I’m not going to lay down and just say it’s over. It’s a salacious story, but it’s just not a true one. And I can’t just say ‘Well, OK, that’s it for me’ because of that,” he said knowing a civil lawsuit is still a possibility. “That’s a money train for a lot of people.” 

Secret surgery

After being criticized over her weight as a teen, Raven-Symone decided to take matters into her own hands. The “That’s So Raven” actress is revealing that she had liposuction and two breast reductions before she turned 18. “There was paperwork involved. My dad suggested strongly that I should get my breasts reduced,” she said on her “The Best Podcast Ever with Raven and Miranda.” “He was like, ‘So you don’t feel bad, is there anything that you want?’ “I was like, ‘Yeah, if I get lipo, will people stop calling me fat?’ So I got a twofer. It was just a mess, just being that young and ugh, the pain of it all.” Things didn’t go smoothly, as Raven had a seizure after the first reduction. She then had “to go back” for a second breast reduction because her breasts were “still too big” after she “gained weight.” All these years later, Raven, 37, said doesn’t “regret” the procedures because she fears how large her breasts would be if she hadn’t gone under the knife. 

Chaotic marriage

Russell Brand is reflecting on the “chaotic” life he had during his one-year marriage to Katy Perry. “Aside from my, like, sort of feelings of affection for Katy, it’s a time that I remember as being a little bit chaotic and a bit, for me, I’ll speak for myself, a little disconnected,” the comedian said during his appearance on “Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The Challenge.” At the time, Russell’s career was booming after major roles in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to the Greek.” “Some aspects of it were, like, amazing,” he said. “She’s an amazing person, and it was kind of incredible to live for a moment in that ‘eye of the cyclone’ type aspect of fame.” Russell and Katy married in October 2010, but split on December 31, 2011. 

Sexuality reactions

Wayne Brady is feeling the love after coming out as pansexual. The “Let’s Make A Deal” host revealed his sexuality in an Instagram video on Monday, Aug. 7. “It’s scary as hell to say out loud but here it is,” he penned. “The people I admire the most are the ones brave enough to be themselves unapologetically.” After his post, many of the comedian’s famous friends publicly congratulated him in the comment’s section. “F R E E D O M looks good on you….,” said Niecy Nash, who came out as part of the LGBTQ community in 2020. Joey Fatone commented, “You do you boo ! 🙂 u know I love ya !!!” Alyssa Milano, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Sasha Farber and “Jersey Shore” star Vinny Guadagnino all commented with supportive emojis. 

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