The Dish: Behind Megan Fox's "Transformers" ouster

  • Article by: CYNTHIA DICKISON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 25, 2011 - 5:19 PM

Movie tidbits.

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For those mourning the absence of Megan Fox in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," you now know who to blame: Steven Spielberg. She was set loose from the franchise last year, soon after she disparaged director Michael Bay's style: "He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. He's a nightmare to work for." Bay seethed in silence until Spielberg gave him a nudge. "She was in a different world, on her BlackBerry," Bay says of Fox's on-set habits. "And you know, the Hitler thing. Steven said, 'Fire her right now.'" Guess Bay was too dazzled by Fox's, um, attributes to come up with that solution himself.

The final reel

Russell Crowe is in talks to play Jor-El in Zack Snyder's "The Man of Steel." ... Kate Winslet is a single mother and Josh Brolin an escaped convict in Jason Reitman's "Labor Day." ... 2013 will see two, count 'em, two Pixar films: "Monsters University" in June and an untitled project in November.

 

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