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Why did Edd China leave the show? What is he doing now?

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• Edd China left "Wheeler Dealers" after 13 seasons due to disagreements with the new producers, Velocity, over production changes.
• Mike Brewer, Edd's co-host, received death threats from fans as a result of the disagreement.
• Edd has moved on to post content on YouTube and write a book, "Grease Junkie: A Book of Moving Parts".
• Edd is now working on breaking speed records with a motorized furniture invention.
• He graduated with a degree in Engineering and Product Design from London South Bank University.

When Edd China suddenly decided to leave “Wheeler Dealers” after 13 seasons, you bet something downright nefarious happened between him and his co-host, or him and the producers. The British eccentric mechanic restored cars on a budget in the weekly motoring series, that also starred TV presenter Mike Brewer, and aired on the Discovery Channel back in 2003.

The show was a huge hit, and even had a spin off series, so that many wondered why in the world Edd opted not to return for the 14th season.

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Well, it seems that the new producers, Velocity, wanted to make some major changes in the programming content of the show to reduce production expenses, which Edd did not like at all. He said, “Unfortunately, on Velocity’s first attempt at producing the show they found Wheeler Dealers too difficult to make, at least in its current format.”

Edd likes to have detailed coverage on how he fixes a car, thereby gaining more fans as the show is being true to the Do-It-Yourself (DYI) concept, that has been paramount since day one.

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He doesn’t like the producers editing what they actually do at the workshop, and felt that it undermined his work as well as his integrity. His last words were, “…so I have come to the conclusion that my only option is to let Velocity get on with it, without me.” It was a straight to the point explanation without the usual drama or scandal associated with the resignation or termination of the main star of the show; it was an acceptable explanation. No bad vibes, right?

The show decided to get another car builder, Ant Anstead, as his replacement. Edd on the other hand seems to be doing great on his own, creating content and posting videos on YouTube with over 19 million total views.

It seemed everyone has moved on from it until Edd heard from Mike that he had received death threats online, and the worst thing is that the internet abuse was not limited to him but to his whole family as well.

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Apparently, the fans haven’t moved on yet, and directed their ire to Mike over Edd’s refusal to join the crew for the 14th season. Some fans were thinking that Mike should have rejected the overhauling of the program content. The two may not see eye to eye about the production changes but Edd didn’t find the death threats cool, and urged the fans to just support both their decisions. Edd further addressed this issue by saying, “Is he my favorite person right now? Well, probably not. And I know for sure I’m not his. But that’s okay; we’re both adults and we’ll get over ourselves. We’ll get past this, and we’ll be fine.”

If they are in good terms, why would the fans attack Mike and his family? It seems a little bit odd until you dig up Mike’s previous tweet which says, “Edd left, didn’t say, just abandoned the show and then trashed it after 13 years…who’s the traitor?” It was immediately deleted but internet nerds had already screenshot the tweet. Mike also previously refuted Edd’s claim that Discovery Channel decided to reduce the workshop segment of the show.

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He further said during an interview at a car show in Connecticut, “When he did some very bad things, it meant that Discovery channel just couldn’t work with him. So they gave him the option to leave, and he took it.” While it is never a good thing to throw death threats at anyone, at least we now know why some fans were mad about the whole issue.

Edd China took the higher road and kept the feud to a minimal level to probably avoid involving his family to the fallout drama.

He is married to Imogen China, and his father-in-law is one of the known stunt directors in Hollywood. Edd focused on producing motoring content and posting it on YouTube. His pilot episode for his show on YouTube “Edd China’s Garage Revivial”, gained a little over three million views. However, he decided to focus more on writing books, and the hardback edition of his autobiography, “Grease Junkie: A Book of Moving Parts,” was released in August of 2019.

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It hit the top of the UK book sales charts, so the paperback edition was later released.

Currently, he is working to break some speed records, as he spoke with people from Guinness Book of World Records to discuss the parameters. He is going to do the same thing he did with his popular Casual Driving Sofa. This wacky inventor graduated with a degree in Engineering and Product Design from London South Bank University, and he would undoubtedly shock the world again by driving his new outrageous motorized furniture along the speedway.

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The Untold Truth Of Tony Gonzalez’s Wife – October Gonzalez

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Who is October Gonzalez?

Tony Gonzalez is a big name in American Football, as he has a number of records to his name, and has achieved so much in professional football. However, here are some facts about his wife, October Gonzalez. She is an actress and television personality who is not only known as Tony’s wife, but also as guest-hostess of the show “Rachel Ray” (2014-2016) and for her appearance in the show “Beat Shazam” (2017), among other accomplishments.

The Untold Truth of October Gonzalez

October was born as October Calinda Vegas-Russell on the 10th October 1980, in Los Angeles, California USA; she is the daughter of Pat Vegas, while her mother’s name is not known to the media.

She has three sisters and a brother; one sister’s name is Sarah, and her brother is PJ Vegas. Her father Pat is a legendary musician, and a member of the band Redbone, known for hit singles “Come and Get Your Love”, “Wovoka”, “Suzie Girl”, “We Were All Wounded At Wounded Knee”, “The Witch Queen of New Orleans”, and others. Influenced by her father’s success, October became interested music at an early age and in school was a member of the singing group, Elementary Ensemble. However, October’s parents developed a drug addiction, and she and her siblings were forced to move to Florida where they lived with their uncle and aunt.

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She went to West Brook Senior High School, and after matriculation enrolled at the University of Texas, Austin.

How October and Tony Met?

Following her graduation, October obtained a license in bartending and cosmetology, and began working at a bar in Newport Beach, California. It was during her bartending days that she met Tony. The bar was owned by former basketball star Dennis Rodman, so Tony was a frequent visitor. At the time, October was already in a relationship and didn’t even pay attention to Tony. However, Tony threw a party and invited October and her then-boyfriend.

October wasn’t fond of Tony’s actions and rejected him, but a year later when she broke up with her boyfriend, she accepted a date with Tony. The two hit it off immediately and have been together ever since.

Still Not Married

They began dating in 2003, and though they consider themselves a married couple, the two haven’t officially wed. Nevertheless, back in 2007 they held a commitment ceremony, which marked the start of their union. Since then, they have welcomed two sons and a daughter, and October is step-mother to Tony’s son Nikko, from one of his previous relationships.

October Gonzalez Career

In addition to her bartending, since starting a romance with Tony, October has been heavily involved in the entertainment world.

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Her first appearance was in the football wives documentary made by E!, entitled “True Hollywood Story” in 2009. Since then, October has made guest appearances in shows such as “Entertainment Tonight” (2014-2015), “Rachel Ray” (2014-2016), and was also the DJ in the show “Beat Shazam” in 2017. Most recently, she tried herself as an actress, and appeared in the TV series “Modern Family”, though, only in a minor role.

October Gonzalez Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

October has made a name for herself, though she is still best known as Tony Gonzalez’s companion. Her wealth has grown with her success, and it is estimated that her net worth is as high as $3 million, as of early 2020.

October Gonzalez stands at 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, while her weight and vital statistics aren’t known, but she has retained a perfect figure, despite pregnancies and age.

October Gonzalez Interests, News, Facts

October is a member of several humanitarian organizations, and is known for her philanthropic activities. She participated in the PETA campaign “I‘d Rather Go Naked Than Wear a Fur”, and she also supports Shadow Buddies Foundation, focused on improving the lives of children in need. Furthermore, October has been the host of the television show “Pink Party”, in which children and teenagers that are battling or battled cancer in the past tell their stories.

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October Gonzalez’ Husband, Tony Gonzalez

Born Anthony David Gonzalez on the 27th February 1976, in Torrance, California USA, he is of mixed ancestry, as he has Jamaican, Cape Verdean, Scottish, African-American and Native American roots. He grew up with his mother Judy Gonzalez, and brother Chris in Huntington Beach, California, where his mother worked two jobs to provide for him and his brother. Tony went to Huntington Beach High School where he started playing football and basketball. During his high school career Tony won several awards, including being named into the first-team All-America selection.

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Following the end of his senior year, Tony was named Orange County High School Athlete of the Year, sharing the honors with golfer Tiger Woods. After high school, Tony enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied communications, but was much more focused on his football and basketball careers. He entered the NFL Draft in 1997, foregoing his last school at the university.

Career and Records

In the National Football League (NFL) Draft, Tony was chosen as the 13th pick overall by the Kansas City Chiefs, but in his rookie year, Tony had at best mediocre numbers with 33 receptions and two touchdowns, although it was good enough to earn him a spot in the NFL All-Rookie Team.

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He improved in his second year with 59 receptions for 621 yards, and his third season was his breakthrough year in which he caught 76 receptions for 849 yards and 11 touch-downs; this earned him his first Pro Bowl selection, and a place in First-Team All-Pro. Since then, Tony has set many records, and has a total of 14 Pro Bowl appearances, before ending his career after 17 seasons in the NFL. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs until the end of the 2008 season when he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons, where he spend the rest of his career, which he ended with 1,325 receptions for 15,127 yards.

After retiring, Gonzalez has become an NFL analyst, and has worked with CBS and FOX.

Business Career, Acting, Net Worth

In addition to his sports career, Tony is also recognized for his business enterprises. Back in the day when he was with the Kansas City Chiefs, Tony started the cleaning service company Extreme Clean 88, and also co-founded a sports nutrition company, which produces and sells protein shakes, vitamins, and other diet supplements.

Tony is also an actor, and has featured in several television series and films; one of his major roles was as Special Agent Tony Francis, and as Paul Donovan in the film “XXX: Return of Xander Cage”. Tony’s net worth has benefited from all of his endeavors, and according to sources, Tony Gonzalez’s net worth is as high as $20 million, as of early 2020.

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Why did Max Kellerman leave ESPN’s First Take? Net Worth, Wife

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Who is Max Kellerman?

Max Kellerman is a well-known sports television personality and commentator, particularly for his work on ESPN, especially the show “First Take”, while he currently hosts “This Just In with Max Kellerman”.

Why Did Max Kellerman Leave “First Take”?

Kellerman left the “First Take” because the ratings started to drop heavily, and he and Stephen A. Smith needed a change. Since leaving the show he’s started a new one, and is working on several other projects.

Max Kellerman Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Max Kellerman was born on 6 August 1973, in New York City, USA, the son of Henry Kellerman, a renowned psychiatrist and amateur fighter, and Linda Kellerman, a housewife. He had three younger brothers, including Sam Kellerman, a writer, who was murdered by his friend and roommate, ex-boxer James Butler.

He attended New York City’s PS 41 in Greenwich Village, then Hunter College High School, from which he matriculated in 1990. After high school, he enrolled at Columbia University, from which he graduated with a degree in history.

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Career Beginnings

During his teenage years, Max Kellerman began his broadcasting career as the host of a public-access television program in New York City, that focused on professional boxing. The show, called “Max on Boxing,” was basic in nature due to the limited resources available for public-access programming. Despite its simplicity, the program gained recognition within the boxing community, and even caught the attention of a young Mike Tyson.

After graduating, Kellerman was hired by ESPN as an analyst for their boxing series, “Friday Night Fights,” where he met Brian Kenny, his future radio partner., Kellerman was given his own show on ESPN in November 2002, which was inspired by the format of “Pardon the Interruption.” The show was called “Around the Horn,” and Kellerman served as its original host and creator; the show quickly became popular with viewers, but Kellerman and ESPN couldn’t come to terms on a contract renewal, and Kellerman left the network in early 2004.

Kellerman then went on to host a new show on Fox Sports Net, called “I, Max,” on which he discussed sports news with Michael Holley (a former panelist on “Around the Horn”) and Bill Wolff.

Success at HBO

Kellerman was also a successful boxing commentator for HBO Sports. He began working with HBO in 2005, providing expert analysis and commentary for their boxing matches, becoming known for his deep knowledge of the sport, and his ability to break down the intricacies of each fight, making him a favorite among boxing fans.

Kellerman’s work with HBO allowed him to cover some of the biggest fights in boxing history, including Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, and the trilogy between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward. He was also a co-host of HBO’s “Boxing After Dark,” a program that showcased up-and-coming fighters in the sport.

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Other Projects, ESPN

After serving as a contributor to MSNBC, in May 2010, Max Kellerman was hired by CNN to provide commentary on sports and pop culture issues for their morning program, “CNN American Morning”, as well as other programs on the network.

Later that year, in December Kellerman was announced as the new midday host at ESPNLA 710, where he would co-host with former National Football League (NFL) player Marcellus Wiley. This appointment came as a replacement for the previous show, “LA Sports Live”, which was hosted by Andrew Siciliano and former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Mychal Thompson. Kellerman was hired by program director Mike Thompson (no relation to Mychal Thompson), who had worked with Kellerman at WEPN.

Max Kellerman’s success on ESPN continued when he joined the network’s daily debate show, “First Take,” in 2016. Kellerman replaced Skip Bayless as the show’s co-host alongside Stephen A. Smith, and the chemistry between the two hosts quickly became a hit with viewers. He wasn’t afraid to take controversial positions, often disagreeing with Smith and the show’s guests.

In addition to his work on “First Take,” Kellerman has continued to cover boxing for ESPN, providing expert commentary and analysis for the network’s biggest fights. He has also appeared on other ESPN shows, including “Top Rank Boxing on ESPN”.

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To speak further of his accomplishments, after leaving “First Take”, Max has launched another show, “This Just In”, in which he discusses trending sports headlines and news with several ESPN sports insiders and analysts, including Matt Barnes and Tim Legler.

Furthermore, he is joined by former athletes Keyshawn Johnson and Jay Williams to discuss the biggest sports stories of the day in the show “Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin”.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Max Kellerman’s net worth is estimated at $6 million, as of mid-2023.

Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Wife, Children

When it comes to his personal life, Max is a married man and a father. He met his future wife, Erin Manning, in high school, the two started dating when in college, and married in 1994; they now have three children.

Erin also works for ESPN, as a producer, working on a number of popular shows, including “Sports Nation” and “First Take”, among many others. She’s also a social activist, advocate, and social media personality, has addressed environmental issues and animal rights and is an advocate for mental health awareness.

Max is of Jewish ancestry and is fluent in Yiddish. Together with his late brother Sam, Max started a rap duo simply called Max and Sam. They even signed a deal with Columbia Records, and released the music video, “Young Man Rumble,” in 1994.

He;s recognized for his scar on the left side of his mouth, the result of a  childhood accident with an electrical outlet.

Max is a sports enthusiast who supports New York Yankees and New York Giants.

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Appearance and Body Measurements

Max Kellerman has light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at the height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while he weighs approximately 155lbs (70kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, but he has an average figure.

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Controversial Life of Tila Tequila: What actually happened to Her?

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Who is Tila Tequila?

Tila is a television personality, model, singer, and actress, who gained popularity through her social media presence on MySpace in the early 2000s. She later starred in her own reality TV show  “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila”, and has since appeared in other reality shows, and pursued a career in both music and acting.

Tila Tequila Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Tila Tequila was born on 24 October 1981 in Singapore. Her birth name is Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, which she later changed to Tila Tequila. She grew up in a conservative Vietnamese family, and has described her childhood as being strict and traditional.

With an older brother and an older sister, the family moved to the United States when she was a child, and settled in Houston, Texas, where Tequila attended Alief Hastings High School, from which she matriculated in 2000.

Her teenage years in Houston can be described as troublesome at best. She was involved in a drive-by shooting, ran away to Queens, New York City, became pregnant and suffered a miscarriage durng her journey.

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Modeling Career

At 19 years old, Tila caught the attention of a Playboy scout while on a stroll in the Sharpstown Mall. She was immediately recruited and invited to model nude for the magazine. After a test photo shoot, Tila followed her career to Southern California, where she was Playboy’s Cybergirl of the Week on 22 April 2002.

Soon after, she was named the first Asian Cyber Girl of the Month. and since then has graced pages of such magazines as Maxim, among others.

Furthermore, she featured on the cover of Import Tuner magazine, then she was seen at car shows, including Hot Import Nights, while she was also the model for the video game “Street Racing Syndicate”.

MySpace Popularity and Music Career

In 2003, Tila Tequila created a profile on the social networking site MySpace, on which she began sharing photos and updates about her life. She quickly gained a large following, with her profile eventually receiving over two million friends.

Tequila’s popularity on MySpace led to her being discovered by various media outlets and talent agencies, which helped to launch her career in reality television and music.

Before releasing music as a solo act, Tila started looking for rock bands that would let her join. However, after this turned unsuccessful, she formed her own band, Beyond Betty Jean, but this project fell through, and she launched another band called Jealousy, with which she released a few songs online, but without any major success.

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She never gave up, and participated in the reality TV show “Surviving Nugent”, in which participants performed various tasks and stunts for famous rock star Ted Nugent.

After this, she featured in several other reality shows, including “Pants-Off Dance-Off”, before signing a contract with Will. I.Am music group, a record label under A&M Records.

However, she still decided to go solo and release music on her own. Her debut single, “I Love U” came out on 27 February 2027, followed by the release of her debut EP called “Sex” by The Saturday Team. Tila was sued by the label for breaching her contract, claiming that the EP was not authorized for release by her. At first,it was removed, but after the label won the suit, it was made again available for digital purchase.

To speak further of her accomplishments in music, Tila released the EP “Welcome to the Darkside” through her own record label Little Miss Trendsetter.

Reality TV Star

Tila shot to fame through her own reality show, “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila”, a dating competition reality show that premiered on MTV in 2007. The show featured 16 men and 16 women competing for the affection of Tila Tequila, with the contestants living together in a mansion, and participating in various challenges and dates with Tequila.

Throughout the course of the show, Tequila developed relationships with several of the contestants, including Bobby Banhart, who ultimately won the competition and a romantic relationship with Tequila. However, their relationship was short-lived, and they broke up shortly after the show aired.

Despite its popularity, “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” was criticized for its portrayal of bisexual relationships, and was accused of promoting negative stereotypes. The show was also criticized for its low production values, and perceived lack of authenticity. Nevertheless, it was a hit with audiences, and helped to solidify Tila Tequila’s status as a reality TV star.

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There was a second season of the show, which aired in 2008. The format was similar to the first season, with Tila Tequila dating both men and women in a competition format, and featured 15 men and 15 women, and the contestants participated in various challenges and dates to win Tequila’s affection.

Kristy Morgan, a model and actress was named the winner of the second season of the show, but Kristy declined the opportunity to date Tila, saying that she wasn’t ready for a relationship with a woman at the moment.

Later Career, Controversial Statements

After a period of relative quiet following the end of her reality TV career, Tila Tequila resurfaced in 2016 with a series of controversial social media posts, including expressing support for white nationalism and making anti-Semitic comments. As a result of these posts, she was widely criticized and banned from several social media platforms.

In the years since then, Tequila has continued to post on social media, and has also released several singles and music videos. She’s also been involved in various controversies, including a reported altercation with her boyfriend in 2018, and a lawsuit filed against her by a former housekeeper in 2020.

According to reports, Tila is now living a new life devoted to Christ, her family, and her business.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Tila Tequila’s net worth is estimated at $700,000, as of early 2023.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Children

Tila is currently single. However, she has two children, both daughters, born in 2014 and 2018, from different relationships.

Over time, she dated Casey Johnson, heiress and daughter of businessman Woody Johnson, and was in a relationship with musician Thomas Paxton Whitaker.

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Appearance and Body Measurements

Tila Tequila has light brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 4ft 11ins (1.5m), weighs approximately 105lbs (47kgs), with vital statistics of 39-26-37, and bra size 36C.

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