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Report: Megan Fox dropped from 'Transformers 3' -- shock or not? [poll]

Megan fox fired transformersMegan Fox's option to appear in "Transformers 3" has been dropped, a decision ultimately made by director Michael Bay, a new report says.

After two hugely successful films and numerous resulting controversies about the working relationship between Bay and his breakout star, the mega-bot franchise is now seeking a new love interest for top-liner Shia LaBeouf.

Reps for Fox and Paramount Pictures have yet to respond to requests for comment. 

As with any family, issues lead to tissues — and there's a laundry list of conflict between the two. First, there was an alleged directive for Fox to pile on some pounds. Then, after the sequel had dominated the global box office, Fox likened Bay's on-set style to that of Adolf Hitler.

Crew members did not respond well, labeling the actress "dumb as a rock." Still, her intellectual virtue was defended by higher-ups at the studio. Then last fall, when the third picture went into production, Bay welcomed Fox back to the franchise with crossed arms.

"Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture," Bay wrote in an open letter. 

"Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep. As some directors may be hazardous to your health, please consult your Doctor to determine if this is right for you."

So it wasn't always paradise. LaBeouf himself admitted last week in Cannes that the "heart was gone" from the second film. Does Fox's absence mean its sex appeal is kaput? Give us your thoughts in comments.

— Matt Donnelly 

Photo: Megan Fox, who will next appear in "Jonah Hex," opening June 18. Credit: Getty Images.

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Shia LaBeouf, Audrina Patridge, Gordon Ramsay run the L.A. Marathon, so you don't have to

Shia run So, the L.A. Marathon was Sunday, and in addition to the winners, there were celebrities in the ranks, E! Online reports.

Film actors Shia LeBeouf and Sean Astin were among the nearly 25,000 runners, as were reality personalities Gordon Ramsay of "Hell's Kitchen," Audrina Patridge of "The Hills" and Andy Baldwin of "The Bachelor." Baldwin, a former Iron Man triathlete, finished in 3 hours and 24 minutes, according to Access Hollywood, which also has times for LaBeouf, Astin and Ramsay. Patridge, who was doing the run for charity, tweeted that she crossed the finish line with the Sunshine Kids.

Allison Iraheta of "American Idol" fame sang the national anthem -- click here and scroll down for the video -- to kick things off, and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson were among those cheering along the route.

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Shia LaBeouf to GQ: trading habits, Carey Mulligan and Oliver Stone's boozy brilliance

Shia LaBeouf GQ Perpetual "it" boy Shia LaBeouf covers GQ magazine this month, suited and booted in spring's best to promote the upcoming movie "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" -- even if it's not coming out until fall.

As usual, LaBeouf gives good chat about his romance with Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan, the unorthodox efforts of Oliver Stone and his new love of the stock market.

"She's an unbelievably thought-provoking actress ... ," LaBeouf lauds his lady, saying that neither of them is a crazy fame seeker. "It works out. It's not like we're the premiere couple; we're not the red-carpet king and queen."

He's not just handing out compliments to Carey. LaBeouf relished working with famed director Stone and indulging in his unorthodox methods ... like getting drunk before work. 

"We'd be on the street, and Oliver would just say, 'Go to that bar, get [drunk], and come back.' I'd walk over, get smashed, and go back to work. He would really [mess] with me when I was smashed. I get aggressive when I'm smashed, and he'd film that," LaBeouf said. 

Should he ever get an acting hangover, Shia's got a fallback career: online trading.

"I trade in my boxers now. I'm up early for the markets. I'm real-time all day long," he tells the mag. LaBeouf estimates his Schwab online account at around $450,000.

[Updated at 7:09 p.m.: An earlier version of this post didn't mention that the release date of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" has been pushed from April 23 to Sept. 24.]

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Shia LaBeouf graces this month's GQ. Credit: Nathaniel Goldberg / GQ.

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Megan Fox's hotness makes this 'Transformers: ROTF' review even awesomer


"If you're drowning in an Olympic swimming pool full of hot chewing gum fondue, do you still care if Megan Fox likes you?"

-- Charlie Jane Anders, "Michael Bay Finally Makes an Art Movie"

This review of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" was written long before this blog was born, back in the ancient time known as "summer," in the season of the "blockbuster," before the coming of the "Oscar contenders that tend to be depressing."

But that doesn't mean it's not still worth reading, even though it's getting dark early these days. Think of this as the review's DVD release. (Note that, like the movie, Ms. Anders' review is rated PG-13, in this case for vivid, non-vulgar vocabulary that nevertheless wouldn't be seen in a "Family Circle" cartoon.)

(Hat tip to @areed1 for the tweet.)

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Did actors Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf fully grasp their characters' motivation for running like the dickens in Michael Bay's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"? Given the artistic elements blowing up all around them, it seems to have been a rather wise choice. Credit: Jaimie Trueblood / DreamWorks / Paramount.


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