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

August 8th, 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...
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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Gets A TV Teaser: 'Brothers'

April 14th, 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...
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New TV Spot For 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Debuts

April 14th, 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...
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Michael Bay Blames Technical Glitch For Walking Out Of CES Panel

January 7th, 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...
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The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

January 1st, 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...
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'Transformers' Set Attacked Again In Hong Kong

October 24th, 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...
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Michael Bay Describes 'Zombie' Hong Kong Attack

October 18th, 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 ...
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Francois Arnaud Tops List Of Charlie Hunnam Replacements, Kim Kardashian's Swimsuit Selfie, Michael Bay Attacked

October 18th, 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...
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Michael Bay Attacked On 'Transformers' Hong Kong Set

October 17th, 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...
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Design Upgrades And New Characters From 'Transformers 4' Unveiled

May 30th, 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...
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Michael Bay Spent $75,000 On Sex Toys For 'Pain & Gain'

May 3rd, 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...
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'Pain And Gain' Review: Michael Bay Gives Us Lots Of Pain, Not So Much Gain

April 26th, 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...
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Michael Bay Never Apologized For 'Armageddon'

April 24th, 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...
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Michael Bay Apologizes For 'Armageddon,' But Blames Studio

April 23rd, 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...
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Megan Fox Reunites With Michael Bay For 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reboot

February 22nd, 2013 8:16pm EST
CELEBNAME
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...
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Michael Bay: 'Leaked Transformers 4 Script Is Fake'

December 18th, 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...
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Mark Wahlberg To Replace Shia LaBeouf In 'Transformers 4'

November 9th, 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...
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Michael Bay Calls Out Hugo Weaving Over 'Transformers' Complaints

October 19th, 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 Collider.com, "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 ...
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Michael Bay Launches 'Crash The Super Bowl' Filmmaker Competition

September 21st, 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...
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Oprah Winfrey Is The Highest-Paid Celebrity In The World

August 28th, 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 ...
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Will Smith Wants 'Bad Boys 3'

May 25th, 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 ...
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Stuntwoman Injured While Filming 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Wins $18.5 Million Settlement

May 23rd, 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...
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Michael Bay Working On 'Treasure Island' Prequel

May 3rd, 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...
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Michael Bay Tells 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Fans To 'Chill'

March 20th, 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...
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Original 'TMNT' Star Blames Michael Bay For 'Sodomizing' The Franchise

March 20th, 2012 9:14am EDT
Robbie Rist
One of the stars of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has written an angry letter to director Michael Bay over his plans to remake the films.

The Transformers helmer is planning to bring back the characters for a new live action movie, but actor Robbie Rist, who played Michaelangelo in the 1990s films, is not happy with Bay's idea to recreate the turtles as "alien" life form instead of radioactive mutants.

Rist has written an open letter to Bay and posted the note on his Facebook.com page.

He writes, "You probably don't know me but I did some voice work on the first ...
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Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

February 27th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Movie: The Movie Jimmy Kimmel
A fake movie trailer stole the spotlight from the Academy Awards last night, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's ability to line up a cavalcade of stars.

In the fake teaser, Edward Norton (playing the world's greatest spy) gets married to the President of the United States (Josh Brolin) in a ceremony ordained by Antonio Banderas.

Colin Farrell is a SWAT officer that has to defuse a bomb with the help of a field goal-kicking canine. Tom Hanks is a robotic lawyer that takes on ornery judge Charlize Theron. Bryan Cranston is a hot dog vendor that seems to always be near an explosion.

Jeff Goldblum i...
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Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.
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Scantily Clad Candice Swanepole & Behati Prinsloo Make A Victoria's Secret Commercial

February 18th, 2012 8:00am EST
Candice Swanepoel
Earlier this week Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo sizzled on the set of a new Victoria's Secret commercial directed by Michael Bay in Miami Beach.

Candice was recently voted one of the 10 hottest women on twitter, and these latest photos confirm why! She was also named one of the most desirable women of 2012 by AskMen.com.

But don't discount Namibian model Behati. We think she looks pretty fantastic too.

Check out more behind-the-scenes pics...
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TV Book Club Q&A: Vince Flynn's 'Kill Shot'

February 15th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Vince Flynn
If you're looking for a novelist who knows how to create a scene and make it make sense, look no further than Vince Flynn, who's an expert hand in the thriller genre.

His newest release, Kill Shot, is the twelfth in Flynn's Mitch Rapp series. If you haven't read him yet, think Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum, or just know that Flynn served as a story consultant for the fifth season of 24 (show co-creator Joel Surnow is a friend of his). Since he started the Rapp series back in the 90's, Flynn has proven that he not only knows how to engineer action on the level of those other names, but he als...
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Dwayne Johnson Teams Up With Michael Bay For 'Pain & Gain'

January 26th, 2012 7:44pm EST
CELEBNAME
Action man Dwayne Johnson has confirmed reports he's teaming up with blockbuster moviemaker Michael Bay for a new comedy set in Miami, Florida.

The former wrestler is hoping to bring Mark Wahlberg onboard for the film, titled Pain & Gain - about two steroid-abusing bodybuilders caught up in an extortion ring.

Johnson tells WENN the project has been in the works for years.

He explains, "It's been a personal project Michael has had for about a decade now and we talked about doing it together seven or eight years ago, so it's nice that it's come to fruition. It's a true story."
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