Megan Fox will not be appearing in the third installment of the franchise that made her a star. Paramount Pictures confirms to UsMagazine.com that Fox will not star in Transformers 3.
Update: Following reports that Fox was fired, a rep for the actress, 24, told Us. "Megan fox left on her own accord. She wishes the franchise well."
Nevertheless, Fox, 24, has been loudly bashing the series' director Michael Bay for months. She slammed the franchise as "not about acting" in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in which she also accused Bay of making her model 18 skimpy outfits and wash his car while filming the first movie. In another interview, she called Bay "Hitler" and said he was a "nightmare to work for."
Bay snapped back that Fox "needs to grow up" and she owes him her career.
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Last October, Fox backtracked on her statements. "The movie took me out of obscurity and gave me a career, and I'm completely grateful to everyone involved with this franchise," she said at Spike TV's 4th annual Scream Awards.
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Shia LaBeouf -- who criticized Bay and Indiana Jones director Steven Spielberg at the Cannes Film Festival this week -- is still slated to star in the third film (out July 2011), which he has promised "will be darker" than the first two.