The reign of one of Hollywood's biggest box office attractions is apparently over. Today's big gossip news is actress Megan Fox being booted from the cast of Transformers 3.
Her infraction: bad mouthing Transformers director Michael Bay, who plucked her out of obscurity and launched her career,
In an interview last year, Fox told Wonderland Magazine:
"He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he's a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward."
Bay reportedly forgave Fox for her snide remarks. But that was back when Megan was on top of the world. One movie flop later (Jennifer's Body) and Megan's star quickly fizzled.
It wouldn't surprise me if Bay pretended to be cool with Fox while waiting in the cut until he could publicly humiliate her in a huge way. If so, it worked.
According to online reports, Paramount, the studio behind the epic Transformers film franchise, told Access Hollywood that Fox, who played Shia LeBeouf's love interest in the first 2 installments, would not be returning for the 3rd installment.
But according to Megan's reps, the actress asked to be released from her contract for unknown reasons. We can hardly believe that. Especially since no one heard of a Megan Fox before she made her star turn in Transformers 1.
Yesterday, Megan was spotted attending the boring LA Lakers vs Phoenix Suns game at the Staples Center. She hung her head in embarrassment as the paparazzi ran rings around her capturing every angle of her humiliation.
Powerful Hollywood directors like Michael Bay are practically institutions. So bad mouthing one will get you blackballed faster than Chris Brown.