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Transformers: Revenge of the Butthurt Director

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?You know, with all this Shia the Beef pointing out how Transformers 2 sucked, I had totally forgotten that Megan Fox did it first — back in October, when she also said that Bay as director was like “Hitler on the set.” And then Bay seethed and seethed and seethed.

But Bay never forgives and never forgets — Megan Fox has been not-at-all-quietly dropped from Transformers 3. Fox says that it was her decision to leave the movie, but everyone knows that’s bullshit, and it’s all Bay being insanely petty (this should help the rumors about him being a tyrant behind the camera by firing everyone who calls him a tyrant behind the camera). Frankly, I think Megan Fox is the big winner here, but that’s because I consider everyone who doesn’t star in a Michael Bay Tranformers movie to be better than people who do.

Oh, the movie’s screenwriters say that they’ll be “giving Shia a new love interest makes more sense for the story.” I’m not sure what this means, but I’m pretty sure TR‘s resident fan fic writer Abraxas has his fingers crossed that Bumblebee and the Beef finally give into their passions. (Via Deadline)

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