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Michael Bay 'attacked' while shooting latest Transformers film

October 18, 2013 17:05 IST

Michael Bay 'attacked' while shooting latest Transformers film

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Michael Bay, the director of the Transformer franchise, was reportedly attacked by two men in Hong Kong, while shooting his upcoming movie Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

According to reports, the 48-year-old director was filming, when two brothers, with the surname Mak, apprehended him and allegedly demanded to be paid HKS100, 000 dollars for the inconvenience caused by the shoot, Contactmusic reported

The brothers claimed that their vendor business was getting affected due to the shooting.

Bay wrote on his website that although the vendors received a "fair price" for any inconvenience caused by the filming, one particular vendor wanted 'four times' the amount.

He said that when he directly informed the man that his demands were unreasonable, the vendor returned and attempted to 'smack' Bay in the face with an air conditioning unit, but the director was able to duck and push the angry vendor away.

However, the man continued to fight even when the security guard intervened, and Bay added that it took seven guys to subdue him, as he lifted seven guys up and tried to bite them.


Image: Michael Bay
Photographs: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

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Mark Wahlberg

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Meanwhile, actor Mark Wahlberg arrives in a car to shoot a scene for the Transformers movie in Hong Kong, October 18.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is scheduled to be released in June 2014.


Image: Mark Wahlberg
Photographs: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

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Charlize Theron

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Young Adult actress Charlize Theron arrives at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala in Beverly Hills, California October 17, dressed in a gorgeous backless number.

The star actress, who was recently spotted on a lunch date with a mystery man, underwent neck surgery recently.


Image: Charlize Theron
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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Demi Moore

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Veteran actress Demi Moore arrives at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala.

Demi, 50, shows no signs of ageing and is as fashionably flawless as ever.


Image: Demi Moore
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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Gwen Stefani

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Singer Gwen Stefani arrived at the gala wearing a metallic fringed gown with husband Gavin Rossdale, reportedly disguising her baby bump.


Image: Gwen Stefani with musician husband Gavin Rossdale
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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Jodie Foster

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Academy award-winning actress-filmmaker Jodie Foster made a powerful statement in her brown suit and slick hair.


Image: Jodie Foster
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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Jennifer Garner

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Cast member Jennifer Garner attends the premiere of the film Dallas Buyers Club at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California on October 17.


Image: Jennifer Garner
Photographs: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

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The Longest Yard actor Ed Lauter dies at 74

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Veteran character actor, Ed Lauter, passed away at his home in West Hollywood on Wednesday. He was 74.

According to the late actor’s publicist, Lauter died from mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos, Contactmusic reported.

Lauter, who was highly praised for his chameleon acting abilities, was known for his The Longest Yard role in which he played Burt Reynold's nemesis, an aggressive prison guard.

He recently starred in The Artist as the butler to a Hollywood star, played by Berenice Bejo.


Image: Ed Lauter
Photographs: Phil McCarten/Reuters

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