In Las Vegas, it's time for CES, which is kind of like Comicon for tech nerds. It's basically an excuse for a lot of pointless gadget announcements (this crock pot is connected to the internet!) and dumb celebrity appearances. A few minutes ago, Samsung unveiled a gigantic curved TV at a press conference, and they brought Transformers director Michael Bay out to talk about it. But the teleprompter didn't seem to work, and Bay, it turns out, is not very good at ad-libbing. He eventually apologized and left the stage when he realized he'd have to speak from his heart about a curved television:
Here's Megan Fox in 2009, in the infamous statement that got her temporarily blackballed from starring in big-budget blockbusters:
[Michael Bay is] 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. He's vulnerable and fragile in real life and then on set he's a tyrant.
This is the closest I've come in my life to feeling sorry for the man who directed Pearl Harbor.