I Watched Michael Bay's Benghazi Movie at Cowboys Stadium With 30,000 Pissed-Off Patriots

Christopher Hooks · 01/15/16 03:51PM

“Why didn’t we bomb the shit out of them?” a man asked me. “Why aren’t we bombing the shit out of ‘em? Give me a B-52 and I’ll go over there right now.” It was a chilly night in Texas, but his mind was more than 6,000 miles away, in Libya. He and I and some 30,000 other people had come to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas—home of the Dallas Cowboys—for the outsized world premiere of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

A History of Michael Bay's Gay Jokes

Rich Juzwiak · 06/27/14 09:00AM

Director Michael Bay is known for adding a certain bigoted flair to his big-budget box-office blockbusters. He's been called out repeatedly for what people perceive as misogyny and racism (mostly in his stereotypical portrayals of women and minorities), and especially homophobia. The video above focuses on that last point via a montage of the several different ways that Bay has...fun with gay sexuality (gay dogs in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), mistaken gay sexuality, effete gay stereotypes, perceived gay weakness, and everyone's favorite excuse to act like a raging, violent monster, gay panic. All are included above, which uses clips from seven movies Bay has directed and spans 1995's Bad Boys to 2013's Pain & Gain, in which Mark Wahlberg charmingly asks a group of children, "We got no homos in this gang, right?"

Michael Bay Is Sorry About Armageddon

Taylor Berman · 04/22/13 10:39PM

When you think about terrible Michael Bay movies, you think of...well, all of them, except for maybe the first Bad Boys, which the 15-year-old me remembers as being entertaining enough. But if you were to name the worst Bay film, it'd have to be one from the Transformers trilogy, right? Not according to Bay. In a recent interview with the Miami Herald, the director opened up about the one movie he regrets making.

Madonna Haughtily Dismisses Gaga's 'Obsession' With Her?

Maureen O'Connor · 09/07/11 10:09AM

Madonna takes a passive-aggressive swipe at Lady Gaga. Ryan Gosling makes out with Eva Mendes. Jake Gyllenhaal snuggles a Twilight star. A wild man breaks into Celine Dion's home and pillages for pastries. Wednesday gossip is mad for madeleines, moonstruck for doughnuts, cuckoo for choux.

Transformers 3 Already Breaking Box Office Records

Seth Abramovitch · 07/01/11 02:25AM

After a disappointing Hollywood summer, it's nice to know we can look forward to a pedigreed, awards-caliber release this weekend with Michael Bay's touching coming-of-age tale, Transformers: Something Something Moon. And it's already breaking records! $20mil on opening day. [Deadline]

Noah Wyle Is Back, Bitches

Richard Lawson · 06/20/11 04:55PM

America's second favorite sexy doctor (after George Clooney, of course) has a new success on his hands. Also today: Did Steven Spielberg blackball Megan Fox? Plus some important NerdNewz™.

Cops Assail Gwyneth Paltrow on Streets of New York

Maureen O'Connor · 06/20/11 10:15AM

Gwyneth Paltrow gets pulled over by the NYPD. Heidi Montag works out 14 hours a day and has "shooting pains" in her breasts. Beyonce's mother is a diva. A new Miss USA is crowned. Monday gossip fought the law.

Megan Fox Too Feminist for Transformers, Says Shia

Maureen O'Connor · 06/03/11 10:59AM

Megan Fox's "woman empowerment" rendered her incompatible with Michael Bay. Gwyneth Paltrow seeks genius tutor for children. Scarlett Johansson breaks up with Sean Penn. TGIFriday gossip.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Trailer: Total Eclipse of the Brain

Seth Abramovitch · 04/28/11 09:15PM

"Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today." A Pink Floyd song once said that. But it's also the root of all sequels, so feast your eyes upon this gleaming pile of Hollywood excreta. It's the Transformers: Dark of the Moon trailer, everybody! The gang's back to answer all your unanswered questions from the last Transformers movie. It looks like Michael Bay has finally ironed the kinks out of this franchise and produced a motion picture that will deliver on every level. Move over, Inception — a new breed of thinking-man's blockbuster is in town, and it goes "BONNG! BONNG! BONNG!," too. You'll barely even miss what's-her-face. Also: Remember when Shia LaBeouf was a thing? He's totally going to be a thing again when this comes out! Mark my words. [YouTube]

Scott Walker Gets the 'Tim Pawlenty Action Movie' Treatment

Jim Newell · 02/25/11 12:25PM

So this is how former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty thinks he's going to get a few people — up to four, we'll say — interested in his presidential candidacy: Michael Bay style action movies, about everything. First there was the generic teaser, from a few weeks ago. Now he's made one in support of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his union-smushin' efforts. It directs you to a website, StandingWithScott.com, which redirects you to Tim Pawlenty's "Freedom First" PAC. TPaw's one clever motherfucker, eh? That's why he'll keep making these great, apocalyptic action movies, forever.

The TSA's Michael Bay-style Blogger Hunters: Privacy Rapists

Foster Kamer · 01/02/10 02:30PM

The TSA's looking not-so-great these days, seeing as how their uber-reactionary measures to security breaches could technically be classified as some "PT Barnum-level shit." So how do you think they react when bloggers leak their directives? Subpoenas and door-busting, naturally.