BOULDER, Colo. –
Megan Fox and director Michael Bay have been exchanging verbal blows.
Fox is whining about how “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” focuses on special effects rather than acting.
What a terrific idea! Let’s put the act back in action. Oscar-worthy monologues by twentysomethings clad in wife-beaters is precisely what’s missing from the industry.
Look at the past craft Arnold Schwarzenegger has shown in classics such as “Last Action Hero.” Pure brilliance. And Jean Claude Van Damme in “Street Fighter?”
It doesn’t get much better, people.
Bay set her straight in a Wall Street Journal interview.
“That’s Megan Fox for you. She says some very ridiculous things because she’s 23 years old and she still has a lot of growing to do. You roll your eyes when you see statements like that…”
Postscript — who was Megan Fox pre-“Transformers?” Anyone?
Ah, a soap opera star. At least she recognizes it:
“I can’t shit on this movie because it did give me a career and open all these doors for me. But I don’t want to blow smoke up people’s ass. People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting,” Fox told Entertainment Weekly.
Her eloquence inspires me so. I read that statement aloud at church on Sunday.
Cook’s half brother indicted
Dane Cook’s half brother was busted for stealing more than $11 million from the comedian between 2004 and 2008.
It’s not immediately known when the half brother started stealing Cook’s funny jokes, but my guess is around 1998 when the comedian began shelling out witless comedy.
Sideshow at Staples
Today’s public memorial for Michael Jackson — featuring some legendary star power — will not be a “flashy” tribute concert, Grammys producer Ken Ehrlrich said.
Uh. The event is at the Staples Center. There was an Internet ticket lottery. You passed flashy 23 miles back at the Firefly Family’s garden of corpses.
The only props needed are Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Kobe Bryant, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder and … nevermind.
Done, done, done.
Well, at least leave room for the four-horned goat, deformed baby, sword swallower, pair of clowns, rollercoaster, bearded lady — wait, this just in, Madonna can’t make it — and a spoonful of dehumanization.
Do I smell Michael Jackson and the Technicolor Freak Show? Fingers crossed for a hot dog vendor.
But seriously, a herd of 11 elephants and seven horses will be rolling through the Staples Center before dawn today, Access Hollywood reported.
No joke — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be at the Staples Center on Wednesday evening.