Mantenna – Why Megan Fox Was Fired From Transformers

June 20, 2011
The truth behind Megan Fox’s firing from Transformers is revealed, E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons passes away, and Amy Winehouse nixes her European tour dates following yet another meltdown…the Mantenna is not a crook!

Why Megan Fox Was Fired From Transformers

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When Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon hits cinemas this summer it will be without star Megan Fox. Fox left the successful Transformers franchise before filming began on the third installment. At the time, Fox said it was her decision not to return to the part that made her a star. But according to a recent interview with Michael Bay, Fox was fired after publicly likening him to Hitler. In a 2009 interview Fox said of Bay, “He's like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he's a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it's endearing to watch him.” Bay told GQ magazine, “You know the Hitler thing. Steven (Spielberg) said, fire her right now.” Bay adds, “I wasn't hurt, because I know that's just Megan. Megan loves to get a response, and she does it in kind of the wrong way. I'm sorry, Megan. I'm sorry I made you work twelve hours. I'm sorry that I'm making you show up on time. Movies are not always warm and fuzzy.” Fox was replaced by British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. [GQ]

Bristol Palin Talks Virginity

Details of the night Bristol Palin lost her virginity have emerged in advance of the release of her autobiography Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far. The 20-year-old daughter of one-time VP nominee Sarah Palin says she lost her v-card “while drunk for the very first time” camping with Levi Johnston. Classy. According to Palin she couldn’t remember the encounter and found out about it from Johnston the next morning as he was bragging about it to friends. Vowing to wait until they were married to do the deed again, Palin admits the couple later got “intimate again.” Palin is far from kind about the father of her child, calling Johnston a “gnat” who is “constantly spreading false accusations against our family.” Palin also calls him a self-involved slacker “who cheated on me about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates.” This book could be the read of the summer. [Us]

Clarence Clemons Passes Away

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After suffering an extremely serious stroke on June 12, famed E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons sadly passed away over the weekend at the age of 69. Bandleader and close friend Bruce Springsteen released an official statement, saying, "Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him...His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years. He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band." This is truly is a sad day for music. RIP Clarence Clemons. [Rolling Stone]

Amy Winehouse Nixes European Tour Dates Following Yet Another Onstage Meltdown

Following yet another onstage meltdown in the Serbian capital of Belgrade over the weekend, UK pop trainwreck Amy Winhouse has apparently canceled most of her scheduled tour dates throughout Europe. During the show, Winehouse once again barely got through most of her pop hits due to being visibly hammered and was booed repeatedly by fans. Her publicity company Outside Organization quickly released a statement informing fans and concertgoers that Winehouse “has agreed with management that she cannot perform to the best of her ability and will return home.” [Yahoo!]