Machine Gun Kelly says his new movie, “Good Mourning,” is based on a text message he once received from Megan Fox.EPA
Machine Gun Kelly says his new movie, “Good Mourning,” was inspired by what we thought was a breakup text from fiancée Megan Fox.
“I wrote the movie for her because she was unknowingly the cause of the spiral. She sent me a text just like in the movie,” the singer, who directs and stars in the stoner comedy, told Extra at the Los Angeles premiere this week.
“[My character] spirals over a text that he doesn’t really understand and he can’t get a hold of her, and that was what was happening to me.”
MGK, 32, explained that he had “written so many songs” and used “all these other outlets” to deal with heartache in the past, so he needed something different this time around.
“I was, like, spiraling so hard. I needed somewhere else to go with it,” he recalled. “I was like, ‘I’m just gonna write a movie.’”
Of Fox’s reaction, MGK said he shared the script with her on her porch steps. “She was like, ‘This is what you were thinking the whole time?’” he remembered.
The “Emo Girl” singer plays a movie star named London Clash in the film, whose world is “turned upside down when he must choose between pursuing his one true love and landing a life-changing, starring role in a major motion picture,” per IMDB.
The comedy also stars Fox, Dove Cameron, Becky G and Whitney Cummings, along with MGK’s close pal Pete Davidson.
“We were supposed to shoot for eight hours, it turned into like 16 hours because we couldn’t stop laughing,” he shared. “[Pete] was improvising when I was in the editing station. I was like, ‘OK, we got to keep that, we got to keep that, too.’ Everything he said was hilarious.”
During the interview, MGK was also asked whether he and Fox, 35, would ever consider eloping like their pals Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian. The two tied the knot at the One Love Chapel in Las Vegas last month – though the nuptials weren’t legally binding.
“I want to kind of just let, let the world see that as it comes,” MGK said of his own plans with Fox, playing coy on any further details.
“Good Mourning” hits theaters and On Demand on May 20. In the meantime, MGK and Fox will be in Las Vegas this weekend for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
The self-proclaimed “twin flames” – who have been engaged since January – famously turned heads at last year’s awards show by packing on major PDA while posing for pics on the red carpet.
Fox left little to the imagination in a black Mugler dress with cutouts, while MGK opted for a tux with his tongue painted black.
This Friday evening at 4 p.m., the Empire State Building (ESB) will host a lighting ceremony to honor the 50th birthday of the Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie), in partnership with Bad Boy / Atlantic / Rhino Records and the Christopher Wallace Estate.
The Empire State Building Observatory Experience will feature a life-size photorealistic avatar of Biggie for guest viewing and photographs on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also, on Friday and Saturday, fans can purchase exclusive Biggie x ESB hats, t-shirts, and sweatshirts, sold only at the Observatory. Biggie’s 11x platinum album Life After Death will be available to purchase on cassette, along with the preorder for the 8-LP Deluxe.
Fifteen minutes after sunset on Saturday, May 21 – what would have been Biggie’s 50th birthday – the Empire State Building will light up in dynamic red and white with a rotating crown and the number “50” in the mast.
Angel Olsen has released a new song, “Through the Fires,” from her upcoming album, Big Time, which arrives on June 3 via Jagjaguwar. It’s the third single from the album following the title track and “All the Good Times.“
Olsen called the heartfelt song about persevering and finding resilience a “centerpiece statement” for Big Time. “It’s a song I wrote to remind myself that this life is temporary, the past is not something to dwell on, that it’s important to keep moving, keep searching for the people that are also searching, and to notice the moments that are lighter and bigger than whatever trouble I’ve encountered,” she said in a statement.
Olsen’s “Through the Fires” contemplative lyrics convey the importance of acknowledging one’s past in order to move forward. “To remember the ghost/Who exists in the past,” she sings. “But be freed from the longing/For one moment to last.”
Along with the sone, Olsen also released a lyric video, shot by Angela Ricciardi.
Olsen previously shared that she wrote Big Time as she navigated queer love and grief: Olsen came out to her parents and, shortly after, lost both of them within weeks of each other. Co-produced by Jonathan Wilson, it follows Whole New Mess and All Mirrors.
A film titled after the album is set to premiere on June 2, presented by Amazon Music. That evening at 9:30 p.m. ET, Amazon Music channel on Twitch will feature a watch party and Q&A with Olsen and director Kimberly Stuckwisch, followed by a concert airing from the premiere party. This summer, Olsen hits the road on the Wild Hearts tour with Sharon Van Etten and Julien Baker, beginning in Vienna, Virginia, on July 21.
Directed by Andre Bato, the clip opens with Post Malone performing the song as he strolls around an apartment space that boasts an extremely chic vibe, but looks like its sitting in the midst of a giant abyss. There are some quick flashes of figures that appear to be lying in wait in the distance, though Roddy Ricch is the first to arrive on the scene. Rather than some unexpected horror from the dark depths appearing next though, the video ends with a horde of red-clad partiers entering the apartment for a final blowout.
“Cooped Up” was released last week, marking the first offering since Post Malone officially announced his new album, Twelve Carat Toothache, set to arrive June 3. The only other album cut Posty has released so far is the Weeknd-featuring single, “One Right Now,” which arrived last year. But over the weekend, Post Malone used his Saturday Night Live debut to perform another new song, “Love/Hate Letter to Alcohol,” which features the indie group Fleet Foxes.
Twelve Carat Toothache will be Post Malone’s fourth studio album and first in three years, following 2019’s Hollywood’s Bleeding. In an interview with Billboard earlier this year, the musician said the record would “speak more to how I’m feeling at the moment: the ups and downs and the disarray and the bipolar aspect of being an artist in the mainstream.”