From director Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg firing her to news of a Shia LaBeouf Megan Fox hook-up, it it seems like Megan Fox was going get trashed in the press until they ran out of Transformers sequels to promote (in the year 2562).Ã‚Â Luckily, it seems only 98% of her coworkers have something personally embarrassing to say about her, because former co-star Tyrese defends Megan Fox as a nice person. “Megan is a sweet girl. I’ve never had an issue with her. It’s always been good,” Tyrese told Popeater’s Rob Shuter. “I know people are talking a lot of mess about her, but I just hope she has a strong stomach.” Well, Fox had to be sort of used to getting insulted in the news; she was, after all, in more than one Michael Bay movie.
Maybe Tyrese is particularly understanding because he was on the receiving end of the same tyrannical directing habits that Megan Fox’s Hitler comments were trying to (offensively) describe. “He’s very aggressive with himself. Very demanding of himself. He has very high expectations of not just the cast, but the crew,” Tyrese says of director Bay. “He’s cursed me out a few times. I cursed him out back. I don’t really curse people out in person. I tend to do it through email. He curses me out in person.” The truth comes out! Hmm, maybe it’s better that all these scandalous secrets leak out. This way we won’t be totally shocked when Shia LeBeouf admits to a hot and heavy fling with almost all of the Decepticons.
OMG everybody, did you hear?! Shia LaBeouf told Details magazine that he hooked up with Megan Fox and the internet is fah-reaking out about it! The sad thing is, this news overshadows an interesting interview that actually made us really like the actor — something we once thought impossible. He’s always seemed kinda like a Hollywood brat to us, but it’s possible that Shia is just misunderstood — or has a great publicist who orchestrated the entire cover story. Either way, we’re a new fan! Hellooooo, Shia.*waves*
As for the Megan hook-up, Shia says, “Look, you’re on the set for six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them…But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry onscreen.” He seems unsure if their sex-fest went down while she was together with Brian Austin Green, and then concludes, “It was what it was.”
Seems pretty basic to us: They were in a movie together. They boned. Then when the movie was over they realized they had nothing else in common and they moved on. Now, if you’re going off that one quote, Shia seems kinda gross. But the article really gives you a (glossy) glimpse into his personality, and we kinda like it. He has a bit of a fighting problem that comes across as strangely sexy; like the time he once punched a guy at a Taco Bell for being rude to Megan. He grew up poor with a drug addict dad and says he feels “real shame” over his massive wealth. “He has no assistant, no driver,” we learn in the story. “He bought his house, in a low-key part of town, for about $1 million.” Also, he went on a terrible date to a sushi restaurant with Hilary Duff. How can you not love him?
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s Gucci gown has us split down the middle. She wore the mustard and black gown at the premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon during the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival at the Pushkinskiy Theatre in Moscow yesterday. Here’s why we’re undecided, though. She’s a supermodel, which means she has legs for days and can make anything look good, right? That’s her job. And to her credit, nobody can work mustard like Rosie can. What we’re taking umbrage at is the sheer paneling on the skirt of the gown. What’s up with that? It’s like she’s wore a pair of hot-pants and decided to throw netting over it. Michael Bay‘s standing next to her and thinking, Score, LEGS! Never a good thing. But, as always, we’re leaving the decision making to you. Help us out, folks. Do we like it or not?
Oh, Shia LaBeouf. We don’t think the actor meant to suggest that the “vibe” was better on Transformers: Dark Of The Moon because new co-star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doesn’t mind being treated like a piece of meat, but that’s sure how he came off talking to the LA Times about Megan Fox. “Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [thing] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with [director] Michael [Bay], who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women,” he explained. “Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think [Fox] never got comfortable with it…When Mike would ask her to do specific things, there was no time for fluffy talk. We’re on the run. And the one thing Mike lacks is tact. There’s no time [to gently say] ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.’”
Thankfully for the busy men of the cast and crew, Rosie didn’t mind Michael Bay’s more “Hitler”-y way of getting that back arched. “Rosie comes with this Victoria’s Secret background, and she’s comfortable with it,” says Shia. “So she can get down with Mike’s way of working and it makes the whole set vibe very different.” Since Megan’s “Spice Girl strength” (oh, Shia) hasn’t kept her from posing in her underwear for Armani, it’s hard to believe she was that uncomfortable with being a sex object—unless Bay was putting the accent on object too much even for her. But thanks for at least trying to see this from Megan’s side, Shia. Now shut up and arch that back for the camera! The ladies want to see your LaBeouf!
364 days of the year, any bet involving racial-offensive robotic cars would have us throwing down money immediately. Unfortunately, the money in this case would be the $12.50 we’d need to take Michael Bay’s Transformers 3 bet that the characters Skids and Mudflap do not appear in the film. After the release of Transformers 2, many fans took Bay to task for including the two bumbling Transformers characters, who were basically just off-putting African-American stereotypes made of alien metal. “I am offering a $25,000 REWARD to anyone who can find them performing in Transformers 3, on July 1, when the movie opens,” said Bay. “The Twins are not in the movie. You will not find them anywhere. Trailer houses sometimes use shots that are not in the movie! End [of] story I’m done wasting my time [on] this!”
The reason some might want to take Bay up on the bet is that, in addition to appearing the Transfomers 3: Dark Of The Moon trailer as well as in on-set videos, one journalist who reviewed an advanced screening copy claims the dim-witted duo are still very much in the movie. However, Bay says the critic must have been confused by the multitude of anthropomorphic vehicles, taking to the official Michael Bay forum siteShoot For The Edit to clarify “After the internet posting of a nice review by someone who saw Transformers Dark of the Moon, the writer had not been clear on one thing. He misstated that the Twins are in the film. They are not.” Sounds like Bay did include the Twins in his new film, only to edit them out when he remembered how they made 95% of his viewing audience want their money back. So now no one has to see it to make sure! Glad we all dodged that bullet.
Oh, we’re on to you, Michael Bay. Don’t think we’ve forgotten the legacy of pyramid destruction and robo-leg humping established by Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen quite yet. Most of that movie made absolutely no sense, like those vaguely racist robots Skids and Mudflaps. If their brains are computers, then how can can one of them just not be able to read?
Which is why, as much as we love slow-motion explosions and the actor John Turturro, we know that the Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon trailer is as exciting as the movie could possibly get, probably more so. While we are somewhat intrigued by the idea that evil Decepticons have been living under the surface of the moon since the American moon landing until said time that they would emerge and wreck havoc on the District of Columbia, we know those exciting moments are probably separated by forty minutes of nonsensical dialogue and painful plot exposition. We are so sorry, Shia. We’ve grown too wise for your games.