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NASA Has Michael Bay To Thank For Possibly Saving Humanity

6/23/2015 5:30am EDT
An artist's depiction of the asteroid impact 65 million years ag
Apparently, Armageddon is not merely a movie, at least from NASA’s standpoint. The space agency believes it has a potential strategy to avert calamity from killer space rocks in the future – and filmmaker, Michael Bay, is at least owed some of the credit. It sounds far fetched, but nukes are potentially the answers to killer asteroids and comets.

Who can forget the film that debuted in the summer of 1998? The science fiction flick starred Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck, two roughneck drillers commissioned to ward off a probable deep impact from a killer asteroid. The blockbuster motion pictu...

The Worst Upcoming Movies Of The Next Five Years

2/3/2015 8:00pm EST
The Worst Upcoming Movies Of The Next Five Years
There's a lot of great movies headed our way in the next half-decade. "Star Wars" films. Marvel films. Probably a few Best Picture winners in there, too.

But not every single film Hollywood's earmarked for the next five years is a guaranteed win. In fact, we'd say that quite a few of those future releases are going to be pretty awful. Unmitigated disasters, box-office bombs, Razzie winners. Films that draw the ire of critics like worker bees to their queen.

Think we're exaggerating? Well, click ahead and see just what the future of cinema has to offer.

It's not good.

"Killing Hasselhof...

'Transformers,' Cameron Diaz Rack Up Multiple Razzie Awards (See the Complete List)

1/14/2015 8:41am EST
'Transformers,' Cameron Diaz Rack Up Multiple Razzie Awards
We're currently entrenched in awards season; the time of year when everyone gathers 'round to explain which movies of the past year were the best, and why.

And one brave group gathers to do the exact opposite.

That's right, it's Razzie time!

The nominations for this year's Razzie awards have been announced in full, proclaiming the absolute worst crap that's been shoveled into theaters this year.

As has quickly become the norm, last year's "Transformers" installment, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," has racked up seven nominations, including Worst Picture, Worst Director and Worst Scre...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2015

1/11/2015 3:00pm EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2015
Simple mathematics indicate that 50 years ago would make it the year of 1965. That year was a unique and troublesome time in the world as the Vietnam war really began to escalate - as well as the civil rights movement. The Counter culture began to awake as skirts got much shorter and men started to grow their hair a bit longer.

Gas was a mere 31 cents per gallon and the average rent was $118 per month.

In pop culture “The Sound of Music” was released, the Beatles played their famous live concert at Shea Stadium and the Grateful Dead played their first concert in San Francisco – just to na...

Michael Bay Tapped To Direct Benghazi Political Drama '13 Hours'

10/30/2014 11:28am EDT
Michael Bay
"Transformers" director Michael Bay is in negotiations to direct "13 Hours," a Benghazi political drama based on the book by Mitchell Zuckoff.

On Sept. 11, 2012, terrorists attacked the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and a foreign service worker were killed. During a second assault on a nearby CIA station, two contract workers died.

Chuck Hogan wrote the script for the film, which will center on six members of a security team who tried to defend the people stationed at the compound, according to the Hollywood Repor...

15 Celebrities Who Were Adopted

10/20/2014 11:15am EDT
15 Celebrities Who Were Adopted
Kristen Chenoweth was adopted by a family in Oklahoma when she was five days old.

The singer/actress is a strong advocate for adoption and told Pop Tarts in 2010: “It always goes back to my parents who adopted me, who gave me unconditional love and self-esteem. I don’t think I’d be where I am without them.”

She also told Yahoo! Music: "I feel a lot of love from my mom and dad who adopted me. Maybe I would have had a very different life had I not been adopted but my parents have really helped shape who I am. I do things sometimes they don't agree with, but I'm their kid and they love me. I...

Why Fans Will Love (or Hate) Michael Bay's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

8/8/2014 6:53pm EDT
Why Fans Will Love (or Hate) Michael Bay's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" will be in theaters this weekend. And despite being a film about cartoon turtles- perhaps one of the most universally loved subjects in all of filmdom, just behind fluffy bunny rabbits and superheroes that team up with other superheroes- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is a film rocked by controversy.

Maybe it has to do with the presence of a certain Michael Bay; maybe it has to do with with the Turtles looking like four Shrek knockoffs who were horrifically disfigured in a grease fire. Who knows? We're not here to judge.

We're here to say: "Teenage Mutant Ni...

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Gets A TV Teaser: 'Brothers'

4/14/2014 7:08pm EDT
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Gets A TV Teaser: 'Brothers'
"You live. You die. You fight... as brothers," says a voice we believe to be that of Master Splinter at the beginning of the new TV spot for this summer's live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. "Remember, nothing is as strong as family."

The new teaser, titled "Brothers," has been released and despite nearly all the footage being shown in last month's first teaser trailer (below) for the film, at least we get a decent look at the turtles' mentor, Splinter (Danny Woodburn, voiced by Tony Shalhoub). Although it's from behind.

Michael Bay's live adaptation of the series, which stars...

New TV Spot For 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Debuts

4/14/2014 4:01pm EDT
Transformers: Age of Extinction
"A new era has begun. The age of the Transformers is over," says a voice during the latest TV spot for Transformers: Age of Extinction.

But thanks to Cade Yeager's (Mark Wahlberg) discovery of a familiar old and defunct Autobot and bringing it to life again, it appears that the assumption of the narrator is wrong, and the robots from Cybertron are getting ready to wage yet another war on Earth.

Someone is searching for Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, for an unnamed reason, and when an envoy shows up at Wahlberg's home his Transformer quickly springs to life.

"Transformers: Age...

Michael Bay Blames Technical Glitch For Walking Out Of CES Panel

1/7/2014 4:00pm EST
Michael Bay
On Monday, director Michael Bay suddently walked out of a panel at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but he has since apologized for the incident.

Bay was in Sin City to promote Samsung's new curved UHD TV and release exclusive footage from his upcoming film "Transformers: Age of Extinction."
Halfway through his speech, Bay flubbed a line and couldn't continue speaking. He impulsively left the stage, confusing attendees.

Following the incident, Bay apologized on Twitter.

He wrote, "Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES - I was about to speak for Samsung for this awesome...

The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

1/1/2014 9:03am EST
Dumb and Dumber
No more new films will be released in 2013 - but there's no need to fret! Check out why we're hyped (and why we're worried) for these highly-anticipated 2014 films:

Dumb And Dumber To

Why We’re Hyped: The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carey, and Jeff Daniels would only do the film if everyone was involved.

Why We’re Worried: When’s the last time the Farrelly Brothers made a good movie? Will Jim Carrey alienate half of his audience on Twitter – again?

The Expendables 3

Why We’re Hyped: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer join the ridiculous cast for another go at...

'Transformers' Set Attacked Again In Hong Kong

10/24/2013 1:03pm EDT
Michael Bay
Less than a month after Michael Bay was attacked on the set by two men demanded thousands of dollars, the Transformers: Age of Extinction production had to defend itself once again in Hong Kong.

The Associated Press reports a woman was setting up for production on top of a roof when she was approached by four men who demanded money from her. She called police and one man was arrested.

It's the second time the production was interrupted by extortion attempts. Bay wrote last week, "… some drugged up guys were being belligerent a**es to my crew for hours in the morning of our first shoot day...

Michael Bay Describes 'Zombie' Hong Kong Attack

10/18/2013 4:00pm EDT
Michael Bay
Filmmaker Michael Bay has opened up about being attacked on the set of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Hong Kong.

The director was assaulted by several men on Thursday, who demanded $12,900 for the "inconvenience" caused by the movie shoot.

Bay later described the incident on his blog, telling fans he wasn't actually harmed in the incident.

He wrote: "The story... being passed around is not all true! Yes, some drugged up guys were being belligerent a**es to my crew for hours in the morning of our first shoot day in Hong Kong. One guy rolled metal carts into some of my actors trying ...

Francois Arnaud Tops List Of Charlie Hunnam Replacements, Kim Kardashian's Swimsuit Selfie, Michael Bay Attacked

10/18/2013 10:21am EDT
Francois Arnaud
Short List Of Replacements For Charlie Hunnam In 'Fifty Shades' Includes Francois Arnaud And Jamie Dornan
With Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam out of Fifty Shades of Grey, numerous names have come up as possible replacements to play the dominant and sadistic Christian Grey. (keep reading...)

Character Actor Ed Lauter Dies
Character actor Ed Lauter has died from cancer at the age of 74. The actor passed away on Wednesday at his home in West Hollywood, Calif., after battling mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. (keep reading...)

Kim Kardashian Shows Off Post-Baby Weight Loss In Selfie O...

Michael Bay Attacked On 'Transformers' Hong Kong Set

10/17/2013 5:00pm EDT
Michael Bay
On Thursday, director Michael Bay was attacked on the set of his latest "Transformers" movie in Hong Kong.

The filmmaker was approached by two brothers who demanded $12,900 and then assaulted him - causing injuries to the right side of Bay's face.

Bay had refused to give the men the cash, and they in turn attacked three police officers who intervened. It is not clear why the brothers wanted the money.

The director refused medical treatment, but the officers were sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

The attackers were arrested on suspician of blackmail and assault.

"Transformers: A...

Design Upgrades And New Characters From 'Transformers 4' Unveiled

5/30/2013 1:01pm EDT
Transformers 4
Four new images from next summer's as-yet-untitled Transformers sequel have been released, showing new upgrades for Autobot leader Optimus Prime and fan-favorite Bumblebee along with two new characters in their sleek and sexy vehicular form.

Three of the new designs were revealed on the Transformers facebook page Wednesday, while director Michael Bay posted a shot of the new-look Bumblebee on his website Thursday.

While Prime has maintained most of his original look and paint job, save for a few new curves in the custom redesign by Western Star; Bee's new form is a bit less yellow as a "h...

Michael Bay Spent $75,000 On Sex Toys For 'Pain & Gain'

5/3/2013 9:29pm EDT
Michael Bay
Michael Bay had to spend $75,000 of his budget for new film Pain & Gain on sex toys - because the naughty items kept disappearing from the set.

The renowned director was hoping to return some of the unused dildos and dolls he used in the film, and recoup some of the cash he'd spent on them, but when shooting ended many of the aids were missing.

In the movie, which is based on a real-life kidnapping drama, thugs, played by Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie and Dwayne Johnson, abduct a wealthy Miami businessman and force him to sign over financial documents while torturing him at their hide-o...

'Pain And Gain' Review: Michael Bay Gives Us Lots Of Pain, Not So Much Gain

4/26/2013 1:26pm EDT
'Pain And Gain
I am so not a Michael Bay fan.  I find everything he does to be way over the top.  Bay doesn't seem to trust his story or his characters and his latest film, 'Pain and Gain' is no exception.

'Pain And Gain' is the true story of Miami's Sun Gym gang, which was made up of three super violent, super inept, body builders, who decide the best way to get rich quick, is to kidnap millionaires and milk them out of their fortune. Now why haven't I thought of that?

It's the 90's and the three muscle bound jerks are Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg), born again Jesus coke freak, Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson...

Michael Bay Never Apologized For 'Armageddon'

4/24/2013 2:19pm EDT
Michael Bay
Moviemaker Michael Bay has blasted Miami Herald reporter Rene Rodriguez for twisting his words during a recent interview into an apology over his 1998 disaster flick Armageddon.

Bay says that what most people construed as an apology for the film after the interview was just a misrepresentation of what he actually meant.

"One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information," Bay says. "He has printed the bare minimum of my statement... (and) twisted my words and meaning. I'm not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career, a film called 'Armagedd...

Michael Bay Apologizes For 'Armageddon,' But Blames Studio

4/23/2013 10:01pm EDT
Michael Bay
Michael Bay has apologized for the final state of 90s blockbuster Armageddon, but has blamed the film's studio for rushing the release and later said his quotes were taken out of context.

Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck starred in the 1998 film, which went on to top the year's box office charts with $553 million gross despite poor critical reception.

While talking about the upcoming film Pain & Gain to the Miami Herald, Michael Bay touched on the editing style of the film. He says, "I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks.

"It was a massive undertak...

Megan Fox Reunites With Michael Bay For 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reboot

2/22/2013 8:16pm EST
Megan Fox and Michael Bay have apparently put their differences aside and will be teaming up once again.

The director announced on Thursday that Fox will be joining his upcoming reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Bay kept the message short and sweet on his official site, writing, "TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!"

There's no official word yet, but early speculation says Fox will be playing April O'Neil, the female lead in the series and the most notable human in the series.

Bay and Fox last worked together on the second Transformers film and had a reported fall...

Michael Bay: 'Leaked Transformers 4 Script Is Fake'

12/18/2012 8:30am EST
Michael Bay
Director Michael Bay has dismissed reports an early copy of a script for his new Transformers movie has leaked online, insisting the material circulating the Internet is fake.

Alleged plot details from Transformers 4 emerged on the web over the weekend, but the filmmaker has moved quickly to shoot down the claims - as only he and screenwriter Ehren Kruger are in possession of the storyline.

A statement released by Bay reads: "Some Internet sites this morning reported that some document recovery guy has found a legitimate 120 page script of Transformers 4. I can absolutely 100 per cent s...

Mark Wahlberg To Replace Shia LaBeouf In 'Transformers 4'

11/9/2012 8:39am EST
Mark Wahlberg
One way to freshen up (or destroy) a popular franchise is to change the lead actor. It can work - Jeremy Renner did a decent job taking over from Matt Damon in the "Bourne" series - but we're not sure how it will affect the blockbuster "Transformer" films.

Director Michael Bay just announced that Mark Wahlberg will join the fourth installment of the franchise, replacing Shia LaBeouf.

Bay wrote on his website, "Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on 'Pain and Gain' and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise...

Michael Bay Calls Out Hugo Weaving Over 'Transformers' Complaints

10/19/2012 7:52pm EDT
Michael Bay
Transformers director Michael Bay appears to have taken aim at Hugo Weaving in a scathing blog post after the actor confessed his work as the voice of robot villain Megatron was "meaningless" to him - but promptly removed the online item.

The Matrix star revealed this week that he did no research for the role and simply showed up to read his lines, without ever meeting Bay in person or setting foot on set.

He told movie news website, "It was one of the only things I've ever done where I had no knowledge of it, I didn't care about it, I didn't think about it... I don't regret ...

Michael Bay Launches 'Crash The Super Bowl' Filmmaker Competition

9/21/2012 2:26pm EDT
Michael Bay
Director Michael Bay is offering aspiring filmmakers the chance to work with him on his next Transformers movie.

Bay is teaming up with bosses at Doritos to launch Crash the Super Bowl, a contest allowing wannabe moviemakers to create advertisements for the snack brand.

The two top commercials will air during the Super Bowl broadcast in January and fans will be asked to vote for their favorite in an online poll.

Bay, who got his start making commercials before transitioning into Hollywood, will invite the director behind the advert with the highest score to work for him on the next Tra...

Oprah Winfrey Is The Highest-Paid Celebrity In The World

8/28/2012 8:51am EDT
Oprah Winfrey
Move over Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay, because Oprah Winfrey is the highest paid celebrity in the world. Despite having some struggles with her OWN network, the media mogul earned a staggering $165 million from May, 2011 to May, 2012, according to Forbes.

The news comes just days after Winfrey was named the 11th most powerful woman in the world in a separate survey released by Forbes.

Director Bay is the second highest-paid celebrity with $160 million, partially due to "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," which earned $1.1 billion worldwide.

Spielberg came in a distant third with $130 ...

Will Smith Wants 'Bad Boys 3'

5/25/2012 8:15pm EDT
Will Smith
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are eager to reunite for a third Bad Boys movie - as soon as they find the perfect script.

The Hollywood star is currently busy promoting the third installment of his Men In Black film series, and it appears he has trilogies on his mind - he'd like to revisit the action comedy.

He says, "I talked to Martin about that a couple of weeks ago. Martin is into it. (We've) got a couple of screenplays, the story's gotta (sic) be right."

Smith and Lawrence first teamed up to portray Miami, Florida police detectives for the original Bad Boys in 1995; a sequel was ...

Stuntwoman Injured While Filming 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Wins $18.5 Million Settlement

5/23/2012 11:59pm EDT
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Movie extra Gabriela Cedillo has reached settlement worth $18.5 million with the producers of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.

The stuntwoman was driving a car in a scene while filming the action epic when a cable holding another vehicle snapped and struck her in the head, slicing open her skull and leaving her partially paralyzed and brain damaged.

The accident happened on September 1, 2010, and Cedillo ended up having to have part of her skull removed. She now suffers from seizures and memory problems and has lost the sight in one of her eyes.

Cedillo, a Chicago native, was airlifted af...

Michael Bay Working On 'Treasure Island' Prequel

5/3/2012 11:33pm EDT
Michael Bay
The man behind the futuristic Transformers movies is going back in time to develop a televised prequel to classic adventure story Treasure Island.

Director Michael Bay is set to mine interest in Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale - thanks to a new TV movie adaptation starring Eddie Izzard - for his own pirate series, titled Black Sails.

Bosses at cable network Starz have ordered eight episodes after learning that Bay's project will follow the history of young John Silver 20 years before his legless villain Long John Silver appears in Stevenson's novel.

Filming is expected to begin in South Af...

Michael Bay Tells 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Fans To 'Chill'

3/20/2012 1:35pm EDT
Michael Bay
Michael Bay is on damage control a day after he revealed that his take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a bit different than those before it - namely, that the titular turtles will be aliens from space, rather than mutated turtles from Earth.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fandom spans a handful of generations, so someone is going to be disappointed no matter what Bay does - but the fallout from the alien decision seems to have a majority upset.

Fans have blasted the director since the reveal, and one of the voice actors from the original film, Robbie Rist, called the idea "sodomy" while c...