Friday, 22 July 2011

News, Movie & Idiom: Megan VS Rosie X Water Under the Bridge



Have you wondered why Megan Fox was replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley?


News? Well, not really, more like "olds", but I happened to run into this piece of info today, after my students told me earlier on that Megan Fox had a row with the director of the Transformers 3.

As inquisitive as a person I am, of course I want to find out more. And I got this piece of "olds" from a month ago,  could come in handy if you're engaged in a small talk.StatCounter - Free Web Tracker and Counter



Michael Bay Says Steven Spielberg Wanted Megan Fox Fired From ‘Transformers’


If you didn’t know any better, you’d have to wonder if Megan Fox is still in theTransformers movie out this summer because no one can stop talking about her.
Case in point, Michael Bay is taking interview time to clarify who it was that wanted Fox fired from Transformers 3: Dark Side of the Moon.
After Fox spoke to Wonderland magazine and said that Bay wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for,” the director told GQ that producerSteven Spielberg wasn’t having anymore of her nonsense.
“She was in a different world, on her BlackBerry. You gotta stay focused. And you know, the Hitler thing. Steven said, ‘Fire her right now,’” Bay said.
Bay says he wasn’t really bothered by Fox running her mouth in the press but he takes a moment to mock-apologize to the actress, who apparently didn’t like long hours, according to the filmmaker.
“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.”
While Fox and Spielberg did not address the situation, Bay went on to say that everything is water under the bridge now.
“She [Megan] sent me a text three months ago. She said, “I hope you’re doing well.” I responded, “Who is this?” She goes, “Megan, you dork!” I said, “Oh, well, thank you, hope you’re well.” When you’re days and months on a set, it’s like a family. You say rude things and you make up.”
Transformers 3: Dark Side of the Moon starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox Rosie Hungtington-Whiteley comes out June 29th.


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And of course, we don't just read for reading, we want to learn something, and from the article, you know what we want to talk about.

What is the meaning of "water under the bridge"? You see, water that is under the bridge seldom stays still, they come, they pass and they leave so "water under the bridge" is a nice and beautiful way of saying that "it has past".

Megan Fox might have got a lot more female fans than Rosie does, but Rosie is the one showing her gorgeous figure and pouty lips in the movie here, surely guys have already forgotten the "former", when the movie is supposed to be "Trans"-ed.


Vocabulary:
row -- (n) [C] mainly UK a noisy argument or fight
come in (handy/useful, etc.) -- phrasal verb to be useful for a particular purpose
water under the bridge -- (British, American & Australian) also be water over the dam (American)
if a problem or an unpleasant situation is water under the bridge, it happened a long time ago and no one is upset about it now
pouty (adj) -- from pout (vb) [I or T] to push the lower lip forward to show you are annoyed, or to push both lips forward in a sexually attractive way
former -- (adj) [before noun] of or in an earlier time; before the present time or in the past
trans- prefix having changed from one thing to another




Resources:
Michael Bay Says Steven Spielberg Wanted Megan Fox Fired From ‘Transformers’@ BackSeat Cuddler
http://backseatcuddler.com/category/michael-bay/

Transformers: Dark of the Moon @ IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399103/

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/row_4
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/be+water+under+the+bridge
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/come-in_3#come-in_3__2
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/pout
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/former_1?q=former
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/trans_2