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Posts Tagged ‘Megan Fox’

He Went to the Journal; She Re-Teamed with Michael Bay

MeganFoxAprilONeilIt’s likely that Marshall Heyman‘s September 2009 interview with Megan Fox in Wonderland magazine had more than a little to do with the freelancer joining the Wall Street Journal the following spring. Fox’s comment that director Michael Bay “wants to be like Hitler” on a movie set was heard around the world and would be dissected for years to come.

Today, the other half of this celebrity interview circle is complete with the release of a new Fox-Bay collaboration. Or is it? LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson thinks that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles producer Bay may be extracting some belated revenge for that 2009 interview comment:

If you thought Bay had forgiven Fox for saying he was “like Hitler,” this new April O’Neil role is proof he hasn’t. It’s a set-up.

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Jonah Goldberg: Cronkite ‘Overrated’ and Breitbart ‘a Friend’

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Momma’s boy Jonah Goldberg is touting the new “journalism” of his buddy Andrew Breitbart in his latest column. Since last week, Breitbart‘s name has become a synonym for bullshit cloaked as journalism (like “an OJ” means “a stabbing” or an anti-gay Republican means “gay”). In order to make the point about how lopsided malicious propaganda is “progress,” Goldberg tries to to slay Walter Cronkite’s legacy. Which is like saying a Megan Fox bearded drag queen is the best thing to ever happen to acting because Maryl Streep isn’t all that great.

Column is here.

Previously on FBLA:

  • How to Take On Andrew Breitbart
  • Editor Breitbart Gets Edited
  • Shirley Sherrod Is Considering Suing Andrew Breitbart

  • Life & Style To Produce 1 Issue Without the Gosselins

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    The press release reads like an Onion headline, “Life & Style Weekly will be ignoring Jon and Kate Gosselin, announcing a completely GOSSELIN-FREE issue, on newsstands now.” What a weirdly evocative gimmick, sort of like the Megan Fox-ban day. With so much being said about the TLC stars and their marriage, affairs, and subsequent seasons of their show (who is suing whom, will Gosselin ever stop wearing Ed Hardy shirts, etc.), this fundamental family has become white noise in of pop culture. But producing a Gosselin-free issue of any tabloid magazine – while at the same time announcing it in bold letters on the front of the magazine – a little contradictory? You can’t produce a Gosselin-free issue without trumpeting it as such?

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    Is Twitter Affecting the Box Office?

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    Is being able to instantly syndicate an opinion on a film to thousands of your closest friends affecting the opening weekend of less-than-great films?

    Pshaw.

    Michael Sragow at the Baltimore Sun writes:

    This summer, movies such as “Bruno” and ” G.I. Joe” have had unexpected tumbles at the box office – just within their opening weekends – while “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” survived blistering critical reaction to become a blockbuster.

    Box-office watchers say the dramatic swings may be caused by Twitter and other social networking sites that can blast instant raves – or pans – to hundreds of people just minutes after the credits roll.

    Later in the article Gregg Kilday of the Hollywood Reporter is quoted:

    “Even if you don’t have Twitter, a lot of people, especially kids, have long had the ability to text each other, sometimes from within the theater,” he says. “And for a lot of the mass-market movies, the potential audience will go whether friends tell them they’re good or not.”

    Yeah but no one wants to see a panned Twitter trending topic. Unless it sucks but there are robots who turn into cars and Megan Fox is running in slo mo apparently…

    Via IWantMedia.com