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Mark Wahlberg: 'Transformers 4 will be the biggest movie of 2014'

March 26th, 2014 4:00am EDT
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Transformers: Age Of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg has dubbed the upcoming fourth instalment of the hit franchise the "biggest movie of 2014", months before it hits cinemas.

The Fighter actor is making his debut in the robot wars series, taking over for Shia LaBeouf, who played the lead role in the first three films.

During a panel for the movie at the CinemaCon convention on Monday (24Mar14), Wahlberg teased Transformers fans by insisting the upcoming movie will be nothing like they've ever seen in the franchise before.

Wahlberg explained, "For moviegoers all over the world, I guarantee...
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Shia LaBeouf wins loan lawsuit against uncle

February 26th, 2014 8:40pm EST
Shia LaBeouf
Shia Labeouf's uncle has been ordered to repay the $800,000 (£533,330) he borrowed from his actor nephew in full.

The 27 year old and his mother sued Barry Saide last year (13), accusing him of reneging on a deal to pay back the loan in instalments beginning in January, 2011.

Saide hit back at the legal action with a countersuit, insisting his famous nephew was trying to bankrupt him, despite allegedly lending the pair money before the actor made it big.

According to the New York Daily News, LaBeouf even offered to take a 25 per cent stake in Saide's employment companies instead of cash ...
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Michael Bay blames technical hitch for onstage meltdown

January 7th, 2014 3:10am EST
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Director Michael Bay has blamed a technical mishap for prompting his walkout at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday (06Jan14).

The action director was in Las Vegas for the annual tech convention to help promote Samsung's new curved UHD TV and preview exclusive footage from his upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction film.

However in the middle of his speech, he flubbed a line and was unable to pick up where he left off. Clearly flustered, Bay excused himself and walked off the stage in silence, leaving hundreds of attendees bemused.

After the event, Bay took to his website to ...
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Rupert Grint Scared Off Drugs After Watching Shia LaBeouf Trip

January 6th, 2014 1:29pm EST
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British actor Rupert Grint has been put off drugs for life after watching Shia Labeouf take an acid trip for a film role.

The Harry Potter star appeared alongside LaBeouf in Charlie Countryman and was stunned when his co-star took powerful hallucinogen LSD for real to help him portray a drug user in the movie.

Grint admits seeing the Transformers actor trip out made him realise the dangers of illegal substances.

He tells Britain's The Guardian, "He smashed the place up, got naked and kept seeing this owl. If anything will make you not do drugs, it's watching that."
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The Best And Worst Resurrections Of TV Characters

December 18th, 2013 11:07am EST
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Brian from Family Guy was resurrected via some time-traveling tomfoolery Sunday night, making him the latest TV character to be brought back from the dead. We can't say we were surprised by his return, considering Family Guy might as well be called "The Stewie and Brian Show" these days. However, it did get us thinking about some of the best and worst resurrections of TV characters…

Worst: Stewie, Family Guy. Let's stick with Family Guy for our first choice. Yes, it was necessary for Stewie to come back to life due to his popularity on the show. However, when Stewie "died" in a computer pr...
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Anthony Anderson's son embarrasses dad with sex safe word

December 4th, 2013 3:10am EST
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Transformers star Anthony Anderson was left red-faced when his teenage son shouted out his parents' safe sex phrase while dad was beating him with kinky toys.

The actor admits he was disciplining his son after he had been suspended from school - and, after chasing him into his bedroom, he started using items from his bedside "love chest" to "whoop his a**".

Anderson tells U.S. chat show host Arsenio Hall, "I coaxed him to run into my bedroom because I got this new toy that my wife didn't know about that I was gonna use on her a little bit later that night... It's a four-part harness unit ...
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Anthony Anderson stunned by his own weightloss

December 2nd, 2013 3:10am EST
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Actor Anthony Anderson is still struggling to come to terms with his new look after losing over 50 pounds (22.6 kilograms).

The Transformers star, who suffers from Type 2 diabetes, decided to shed weight after tipping the scales at 270 pounds (122.4 kilograms) - and only recently has he realised just how overweight he was.

During a recent appearance on America's The Arsenio Hall Show, he explained, "I've lost 52 pounds... That's two toddlers... At my heaviest, I was 270 pounds and I'm only 5' 10'' and I never thought that I was fat; I always looked at the mirror and was like, 'You're husk...
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Michael Bay: 'Attackers were like zombies'

October 17th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
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Director Michael Bay has assured fans all is well after he was attacked by "drugged up punks" while shooting his latest Transformers sequel on the streets of Hong Kong.

The filmmaker was reportedly assaulted by two men and their friends on Thursday (17Oct13) after they demanded a payment of $12,900 (£8,600) for the "inconvenience" caused by the Transformers: Age of Extinction movie shoot.

When Bay and his crew refused to co-operate, he was allegedly struck in the face, while three police officers attempting to intervene were also hit.

Now Bay has taken to his blog to detail the incident ...
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Shia LaBeouf allegedly attacked in London

October 11th, 2013 3:01am EDT
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Actor Shia Labeouf was reportedly attacked during a night out in London after he filmed a drunken reveller on his phone.

The Transformers star was allegedly enjoying a night out in Leicester Square when he started to video two women, one of whom was being sick. After he refused to stop filming at the girl's request, a passer-by intervened and punched the actor twice.

The pair was split up by bouncers from a nearby club, giving LaBeouf and his pal the chance to escape.

One of the women LaBeouf filmed tells Britain's The Sun, "I only realised it was Shia after he'd been beaten up. If I'd k...
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John Turturro credits barber with landing Woody Allen casting

September 15th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Woody Allen
Actor/director John Turturro has credited his barber with helping him land Woody Allen as a co-star in his new film Fading Gigolo.

The Transformers star was thrilled when he was able to sign the Hollywood legend up for his movie, and he has now revealed Allen was brought on board by barbershop gossip.

He explains to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, "We have the same barber, Anthony Silvestri. I was getting my hair cut, telling Anthony about this crazy idea for a movie. He told Woody about it."
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Chinese Hopefuls Land Top Supporting Roles In 'Transformers 4'

September 2nd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Four Chinese hopefuls have landed supporting roles in the new Transformers film thanks to a new TV talent search.

Producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura and former Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences boss Sid Ganis were among the judges who vetted the contestants over the weekend (31Aug-01Sep13) via a Paramount and China Movie Channel venture, titled Transformers 4 Chinese Actors Talent Search Reality Show.

More than 70,000 hopefuls applied for the four available jobs in the film.

The successful applicants were actor and martial arts specialist Byron Lee, TV stars Austin Lin and Teresa ...
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Shia LaBeouf caught up in legal battle with uncle

August 2nd, 2013 3:11am EDT
Shia LaBeouf
Actor Shia Labeouf is embroiled in a messy legal war with his uncle, who has allegedly reneged on a deal to pay back a $800,000 (£533,000) loan.

The Transformers star and his mother Shayna Saide filed suit against Barry Saide earlier this year (13), claiming he had failed to pay back any of the cash his movie star nephew had loaned him.

On Thursday (01Aug13), Saide hit back at the claims, filing his own suit at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York City, alleging his relatives are trying to bankrupt him, despite the fact he allegedly helped them before LaBeouf made it big.

In the affidavit...
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Josh Duhamel won't be back for Transformers 4

June 20th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Movie star Josh Duhamel has revealed he won't be appearing in the next Transformers movie.

Mark Wahlberg has taken over leading man status from Shia LaBeouf in the fourth film of the Michael Bay action blockbuster franchise and it appears there will be a few other major cast changes.

Duhamel, who played soldier William Lennox in all three Transformers movies released to date, broke the news to fans via Twitter.com on Thursday (20Jun13) when one follower asked if he was making another blockbuster.

He replied, "Nope. I'm not in the next one."
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Tyrese Gibson revisits his tough youth in new documentary

May 31st, 2013 3:11am EDT
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Transformers star Tyrese Gibson has revisited his tough childhood on the mean streets of Los Angeles as part of a new documentary, titled A Black Rose That Grew Through Concrete.

The actor/singer grew up poor and hungry, surrounded by gang violence, abuse and alcoholism, and he admits he has never met anyone who had a worse upbringing than he did.

He tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "My childhood was probably one of the worst childhood experiences ever. You're talking about gangs and prostitution, drugs and physically being there witnessing murders happening and my mom being alcohol...
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Will Smith staged 'reality check' dinner for Tyrese Gibson

May 30th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Will Smith
Transformers director Michael Bay called in pal Will Smith to share a few words of wisdom with his star Tyrese Gibson after the actor/singer made a series of errors on the set of his blockbuster.

Gibson refuses to go into detail about what he did to upset the moviemaker, but it led to a tense dinner table showdown with Smith, during which the Men in Black star lectured his protege on how to make it Hollywood.

The Fast & the Furious 6 star tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "The first dinner that me and Will had, I called it the reality check dinner... I probably ran from the dinner ta...
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Shia LaBeouf still makes sure his first agent gets paid

May 29th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Shia LaBeouf
Generous Shia Labeouf still makes sure the aged agent who gave him his first big break gets a cut of his movie pay cheques.

Retired Teresa Dahlquist, who has launched a new reality TV show with her sisters on Oprah Winfrey's TV network OWN, has revealed she signed on to represent the Transformers star when he was an 11-year-old hopeful.

She tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "He called me on the phone at 7.30 in the morning and said, 'I need an agent!' He found me in the Yellow Pages (phone book)... I saw right away that he was unbelievable."

Dahlquist landed the young star cameos in...
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Michael Bay Rolling Out Fourth 'Transformers' In June 2014

February 14th, 2012 3:13pm EST
Michael Bay
The Robot Master has accepted his destiny.

This Valentine's Day will be one to remember for lovers of the giant robot aliens from the planet Cybertron as Michael Bay has officially announced that he'll be keeping with tradition and calling the shots on "Transformers 4," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The official word comes hot on the heels of "Transformers" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura telling MTV News that the fourth installment will hit theaters in 2014. He also confirms that the film will be something of a reboot, though specifics of the new story have yet to be worked out.

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'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Arrives On Blu-ray 3D Jan. 31 With Hours Of Bonus Features

December 29th, 2011 11:10pm EST
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
7-Disc Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray of All Three Films Also Blasts Off for a Limited Time in a Spectacular Deluxe Package Including a Plaque of Movie Images Signed by Michael Bay

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, in association with Hasbro, Paramount Pictures' global smash hit Transformers: Dark Of The Moon returns to Earth January 31, 2012 in a four-disc Ultimate Edition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo pack with UltraViolet™ and a Digital Copy. A must-own film for every home media collection, Transformers: Dark of the Moon features "jaw-droppingl...
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'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Blasts Off On Blu-ray & DVD Friday, September 30

September 13th, 2011 9:26pm EDT
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Spectacular action, stunning visual effects, non-stop thrills and fan-favorite characters including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sam Witwicky rocketed Transformers: Dark of the Moon into the stratosphere, with the latest installment of the wildly popular Transformers franchise surpassing its predecessors to earn over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office. From Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro, the breathtaking film redefines the scale, scope and emotional impact of what a blockbuster can be with the ongoing epic story of the mighty Autobots in a thrill-packed adventure that...
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Megan Fox Ditches Her Vegan Diet

September 8th, 2011 8:27am EDT
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Hollywood bombshell Megan Fox has given up her vegan diet after losing too much weight on the strict regime.

The Transformers actress saw her waistline shrink after giving up bread and dairy products, so she decided to adopt a new eating plan - which allows her to indulge in "everything".

She tells Amica Magazine, "For a year and a half, until about four months ago, I followed a strict vegan diet based on raw fruits and vegetables, no bread, sugar and coffee. But I had lost too much weight."

"So now I eat a bit of everything. I train three times a week doing circuit training with my t...
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Exclusive: Dr. Andrew Ordon Says Megan Fox Botox Picture Is Fake

July 13th, 2011 10:46am EDT
Exclusive: Dr. Andrew Ordon Says Megan Fox Botox Picture Is Fake
A Photoshop illustrator and plastic surgeon agree that a picture posted on Facebook by Megan Fox, does not prove she didn't have Botox.

The experts tell RumorFix the picture has been doctored.

First, Dr. Andrew Ordon, a plastic surgeon who is co-host of The Doctors, tells RumorFix, "In doing plastic surgery for over 30 years, I have never seen a forehead pattern like this."

He says the lines are not consistent with forehead and brow muscles. "If she was wrinkling, her brow would be up and she would have wrinkles over the brows. The rest of her face does not have a line on it," he says.

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Michael Bay Says Transformers Is Just Fine Without Megan Fox

July 11th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Michael Bay Says Transformers Is Just Fine Without Megan Fox
Director Michael Bay tells RumorFix he's very happy with Megan Fox's replacement on the mega hit Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

We caught up with Bay outside of Boa in West Hollywood on Friday with his mentor Jerry Bruckheimer, who he says "taught me everything."

When asked if he's happy with Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's performance, Bay said, "Yes, I was very much so."

Of course he is -- Transformers is Number One for a second week in a row, and is the top grossing domestic film of the year.

But will Rosie make the cut for a Transformers 4?

"I'm not sure there'...
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Michael Bay Upset By 'Transformers' Sequel Flop Reminder At Press Conference

June 26th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Michael Bay
Moviemaker Michael Bay's Transformers premiere experience in Russia has been ruined by reminders his last film in the franchise was a huge critical flop.

The director attended a press conference in Moscow on Thursday, hours before the launch of the new film Dark Of The Moon, and he was asked to defend his first sequel, which was savaged by film critics.

Asked by one reporter if he was afraid the new film would be another poorly reviewed mess, an upset Bay said, "Your comment is a little insulting to the artists who worked on this. The movie did make a lot of money. I admit it's not one of...
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Sexy Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' - Maxim Hot 100 Party

May 12th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
The Maxim Hot 100 party took place on May 11 in Hollywood, CA at Eden. In attendance was the magazine's cover girl, sexy British model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who replaced Megan Fox in the third installment of the "Transformers" movie, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Director of the movie, Michael Bay, was also present along with a more than life-sized Optimus Prime.
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15 Breakout Stars To Bet On This Summer

May 6th, 2011 10:24am EDT
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The summer movie season is here, and that means one thing: AIR CONDITIONING!!! Also, we get to watch some cool movies with our air conditioning ticket.

There will be some familiar if not downright iconic faces to greet us there, but who's not looking to make some new friends? Lucky for us Hollywood is dishing out a promising group of cinematic newcomers who just might have made the leap to stardom by the time school's back in session -- including two sons, one daughter and one cousin of pop culture royalty.

Here's a list of actors on the cusp of becoming big-time screen idols.

Chris He...
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NextMovie Gives Us This Summer's 10 Big Movies In Lego Form! (Pics)

May 3rd, 2011 3:30pm EDT
LEGO-Thor
We've said it once, we'll say it again: Everything is better in LEGO form.

So not to discount every other summer movie preview out there this week (including our own countdown of the season's 25 most anticipated blockbusters), but we think you'll agree that the preview you'll find below is absolutely the most… LEGO-ist.

Really, it doesn't get any better than a LEGO monkey. (Posters created for NextMovie by Old Red Jalopy.)

The 2011 Best Picture Nominee Posters in LEGO Form
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Leonard Nimoy To Voice Sentinel Prime In 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon'

March 31st, 2011 9:48pm EDT
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy has been cast in the new Transformers movie - he'll provide a voice for robot warrior Sentinel Prime in the sequel.

Prime, the predecessor of Optimus Prime, is found crash-landed on the moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts in 1969. After being brought to earth, he takes the disguise form of a fire engine and takes part in the film's climactic battle scenes, according to EW.com.

Nimoy, who is related to director Michael Bay through marriage, is no stranger to the Transformers franchise - his was the voice of Galvatron in 1986's The Transformers: The Movie.

Bay admits he wanted N...
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Family Of Injured 'Transformers 3' Extra Upset Over Investigation Ruling

October 13th, 2010 11:58pm EDT
Transformers
The family of the extra who was critically injured on the set of "Transformers: The Dark of the Moon" has slammed officials for clearing film producers over the incident.

Gabriela Cedillo, 24, was airlifted to hospital in Indiana last month after a cable holding a car on the set of Michael Bay's third film in the franchise snapped and sliced open her skull.

She reportedly suffered brain damage and has been left paralyzed down one side of her body.

Her family is currently taking legal action against movie bosses over the incident, but, following an investigation by the Indiana Occupation ...
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Megan Fox Eager To See 'Transformers 3'

September 19th, 2010 7:51pm EDT
Megan Fox
Megan Fox is planning to see the next "Transformers" movie - but admits it will be "weird" seeing Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Shia LaBeouf's love interest.

The actress opted out of the third film earlier this year following ongoing criticism from crew members about her working attitude on the first two pictures.

British model Huntington-Whiteley was announced as the new female lead - and the brunette beauty is eager to see her replacement on the big screen when the film hits theatres in 2011.

Fox tells MTV News, "I will see it. I'm gonna see it. I might be a little jealous when I see so...
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Michael Bay Wants 'Public Apology' Over Bodygrard Claims

August 29th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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Transformers director Michael Bay is demanding "a sincere public apology" from two men who have filed suit over allegations a bodyguard working for the star beat them in a violent incident in 2008.

The moviemaker has been left fuming after Joshua Stewart and Paul Klimczak claimed a security guard employed by Bay pistol-whipped them outside a Hollywood nightclub.

Bay's attorney, Marty Singer, has blasted the allegations, insisting the director has never employed a personal bodyguard and wasn't even at the club at the time of the incident.

Singer has now sent a legal letter to the pair dem...
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