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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: 'Transformers' at the Daytona 500!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends the Daytona 500 on Sunday (February 20) in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The 23-year-old Victoria’s Secret model was joined by her Transformers 3 costar Josh Duhamel and director Michael Bay.

The trio served as the Grand Marshals during the race.

The “Wreckers,” a sub-team of autobots featured in the film, made their first public appearance as the pace cars at the event.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon hits theaters on July 1!

10+ pictures inside of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Josh Duhamel at the Daytona 500… More Here! »

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Josh Duhamel & Tyrese Gibson: Armed & Dangerous

Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson are ready for a battle on the set of Transformers 3 on Sunday (July 18) in Chicago, Ill.

Josh, 37, and Tyrese, 31, suited up in military uniforms and toted rifles for an explosive action sequence. Later, the two hunks shared a laugh with director Michael Bay in between takes.

Josh and Tyrese‘s castmates Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley were also filming on Sunday! The two took a smoke break together.

10+ pictures inside of Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson on the set of Transformers 3

More Here! »

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Michael Bay to Rosie Huntington Whiteley: Welcome to Transformers 3!

Michael Bay has officially welcomed Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to the Transformers franchise.

The 45-year-old director’s site reads, “I would like for all you S4TE fans to welcome [23-year-old British model] Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to the world of Transformers. As some of you might know, she’s the new female lead in Transformers 3. She’s worked with Michael before in his Victoria’s Secret “A Thousand Fantasies” ad.”

FYI: Rosie is replacing Megan Fox in the Transformers films.

Congrats, Rosie!!!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Confirmed For Transformers 3!

Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will star as Shia LaBeouf‘s love interest in the upcoming Transformers 3, multiple sources EXCLUSIVELY confirm to

How did Rosie get to replace Megan Fox?

Director Michael Bay is friends with Ed Razek, Chief Marketing Officer for Limited Brands, Victoria’s Secret parent. Sources reveal VS has even used Michael‘s house to film commercials.

In fact, this isn’t the first time Michael and Rosie have worked together. Just last year, Ed tapped Michael to direct an action-packed Victoria’s Secret commercial starring British beauty Rosie and other VS angels.

You can watch the Bay-directed VS commercial below. Pictured here are Michael and Rosie from a behind-the-scenes shot from that commercial shoot!

Rosie started training for the Transformers role already,” the source adds. “She’s working hard.”

Looks like Heidi Montag‘s audition tape was a failed attempt!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Victoria’s Secret Commercial

Michael Bay's Reality Show: One Way Out!

Transformers director Michael Bay is trying his hand at reality TV and creating an action adventure show that will have contestants from all walks of life pitted against each other.

Said Bay in a statement, “For my first television project I wanted to do something that had never been done before, and I believe that One Way Out accomplishes that. Combining unique twists, death-defying challenges, and stunning visuals, we are reinventing the genre, showing just how far people will go when they are stripped of their bare necessities and forced to do whatever it takes to survive.”

Bay is teaming up with Top Chef producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Magical Elves) to produce One Way Out.

One Way Out will take the reality adventure genre to the next level,” Cutforth said. “The no-holds-barred format and the intimidating locations will allow a true primal test of endurance to unfold.”

Deadline reports that “all players have secret pasts that they must keep hidden, setting the stage for an intense game of trust and betrayal.”

Michael Bay to Megan Fox: Welcome Back!

Director Michael Bay just updated his blog, announcing the release date of Transformers 3.

He writes, “Well its official: We have a great Transformers 3 story. The release date is now July 1st, 2011. Not 2012. Today is Day One. This morning started with an ILM meeting for five hours in San Francisco. Currently I’m flying with writer Ehren Kruger to Rhode Island to talk to Hasbro about new characters.”

Bay continued, “P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep. As some directors may be hazardous to your health, please consult your Doctor to determine if this is right for you. Michael

This is in response to some of the Transformers crew slamming Megan and one of the film’s production assistants defending her. More Here! »

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'Transformers' Production Assistant Defends Megan Fox

The Transformers letter war continues!

From Megan Fox comparing Transformers director Michael Bay to Napoleon to crew members insinuating that Megan may have been a diva on set and the director’s insisting he still loves working with her, it can be hard to keep up with the latest!

This time, production assistant Anthony Steinhart gives his opinion on the accusations made against Megan.
Here’s Anthony‘s letter:

“First of all, I would like people to know (for those who are interested) the reason why I am writing this letter is to clear my name in any of this Ms. Fox bashing. As someone pointed out in one of the responses, you could narrow down the list of potential writers of the letter by looking on IMDB. I have received a few phone calls from people who have read the letter and they know that I have worked closely with the actors/actresses on the film, so I felt I should at least clear my name.

“My name is Anthony Steinhart and I have worked on both Transformers movies and have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Fox.

“I read the letter by the three unnamed crew people and was blown away by their description of Ms. Fox. Especially, since I am the one usually getting Ms. Fox at her trailer. I have personally never been nor ever witnessed Ms. Fox being rude or inconsiderate of people’s feelings or the work to be done. Everyone is entitled to their good days and bad. Contrary to popular belief, she is like us (human) and has both good and bad days as well. Working on the Transformers movies can be intense at times and sometimes intense situations cause intense moments.

“Some of the examples the three unnamed writers give as evidence of Ms. Fox and her horrible attitude are so ridiculous.

“It’s unfortunate the grip didn’t want to bring his daughter to set because Megan Fox wasn’t nice and not the fact that we had a closed to set. No visitors unless approved by the UPM [unit production manager]. That is what the call sheets have always said. By the way, Ms. Fox wished my 12-year-old brother a happy birthday over the phone while we were shooting in New Mexico. Not so heartless…

“It’s also unfortunate that she didn’t attend any of the ’15′ parties, but I clearly remember her hanging out in New Mexico with some of the crew and watching her get hounded by passers-by as she walked through the hotel lobby and being nothing but gracious to her fans. Also isn’t it refreshing to hear that she doesn’t need to be a part of the party machine that sometimes swallows people whole, only to spit them out on the front page of every magazine. And incidentally, if these crew members were at the wrap party, I only saw 2 cast members there. Granted I wasn’t there the whole night, but I was there long enough to know that the others probably weren’t going to show.

“I also remember walking with her through the hordes of people lined up, while we shot at Princeton and she signed autograph after autograph. She signed many publicity photos, magazines, pieces of white paper for crew members and their families. Now I know that isn’t the same as curing a disease, but if we are to take anything an actor/actress says or does to personally, then I fear we have far greater problems on our hands.

“Unfortunately, I don’t always keep up with or hang on to quotes and/or quips ‘actresses’ say, so I wasn’t familiar with the incident that incited the tasteless letter, but none-the-less leave the war of words to those involved. No need to drag her name through the mud and at the same time, unknowingly, bring others down.”

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