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Megan Fox joins Instagram, immediately posts #nomakeup selfie

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Being a mom is great and all, but sometimes you just need hordes of Instagram users to validate that you’re still hot and sexy, so you have to sign up for the social networking site and post an “early morning, no makeup” selfie to appeal to the masses. That’s what Megan Fox did, and nearly 18,000 people responded. You’ve still got it, girl.

To be honest, I’m actually kind of shocked that Megan signed up for Instagram. After all, she spends SO much time in her interviews talking about how NOT vain she is and how beauty comes from within and she’s not into herself, etc. Instagram is the capital city of People Who Are Into Themselves City, isn’t it?

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Megan Fox doesn’t let her kids watch TV

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Megan Fox is clearly super into being a mom. She’s got two young boys – 2-year-old Noah and 4-month-old Bodhi – and that must make her career in acting pretty difficult to maintain, right? Well, yeah, and she doesn’t really care, because apparently she’s never had much ambition. Huh.

Also, she doesn’t let her kids watch TV, only movies since movies are “more linear” (whatever that even means) and she thinks parents who stick their kids in front of the tube aren’t doing a very good job, apparently.

From Parents:

P: Now that you’re a mom, how does that affect how you pick your projects?

MF: The main thing it does is it affects how much I’m willing to work. I’ve never been an extraordinarily ambitious girl or career-oriented, but especially once I got pregnant with my first son and now [having] my second, it’s so hard to be a working mom especially when your heart is not in your work, when your heart is with your family. I have to make one movie a year because I have to invest in their future and I have to be able to pay their way through college and be able to provide for them. I’m looking for movies that will shoot in Los Angeles, for projects where I’m part of an ensemble so I can shoot in and out in 10-20 days. It’s all about trying to spend as little time away from my kids as possible.
P: What is it like having two kids under 2? What’s the most enjoyable part and most challenging part?

MF: It’s total chaos obviously. Before you have kids you really do not understand how much work it is and how consuming it is. And then you have one and you’re like, “Oh my God my baby is my whole world.” Every moment of the day is dedicated to this one baby and then all of a sudden you have two babies! Their needs are so different because Noah is nearing 2 and then my newborn is 4 months. It’s really hard to manage because I also don’t let them watch TV. It’s not like I’m going to sit Noah in front of the television so I can take care of Bodhi. I have to figure out how to incorporate Noah into the process and have him help me take care of Bodhi and make sure he doesn’t get jealous and make sure nobody’s neglected and everybody’s needs are being met. As a mom it’s hard because I don’t feel like I’m ever giving either one of them 100% of my attention or 100% of myself, so I carry a lot of guilt. Do they each understand how special they are and how much I love them? And are they understanding that they’re unique? It’s hard to make each one feel like an individual when you have to raise them together and manage them together all of the time. So that’s the most difficult part.
P: You said you don’t let the kids watch TV. When is the age range that you will let them?

MF: I do let them watch movies, I just don’t let them watch TV. With movies I feel like there’s a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s linear. There’s a clear story. I think that it’s different than just putting a kid in front of the television, because it’s just nonstop. They’re just being bombarded with all of this sort of live media and it’s very overwhelming and it’s too stimulating I think for anyone. I don’t watch television because it’s just too much it overwhelms me. I just can’t deal with it. But I do let them watch movies. Movies are so nostalgic and they can remind us of these amazing times in our childhood. I remember going to the theater to see movies with my dad or my mom and those are special moments for me. One day they’re gonna watch television. I can’t keep it from them forever. My intention is to keep it away as long as possible or to introduce it through Apple TV so they’re not being exposed to the commercials constantly. My goal is no computers, no cell phones until at least 8th grade.

Huh. Well, look – I’m not going to say Megan Fox isn’t a dedicated mother, because clearly she’s super into it and loves her kids. I will say that I’m tired of the pompous “my kids don’t watch TV, it’s not right” crap because it’s a luxury that not every parent has (and not every parent agrees with even if they can keep the kids away from the TV). Something tells me that when Megan gets fed up with the kids and just wants a minute to herself, she can leave them with a nanny who’ll entertain them. Most mothers and/or don’t have the disposable income to do that, so the TV is the only way they can actually gets things NOT involving the kids (or maybe involving the kids that they can’t be a part of, like fixing their rooms, or making their food) done.

Also, it’s so obnoxious to complain about how much you just don’t wanna work but oh, you guess you’ll just HAVE to make a movie so you can put your kids through school. Get a grip on reality. Most parents have to work full-time jobs, year round – sometimes multiple full-time jobs – to do the same and many still come up short. The woe-is-me, poor movie star thing just does not wash. Sigh. Since Megan Fox went away for a while I forgot how annoying she is. This was a great reminder.

The first ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ trailer is here!

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Michael Bay is heading up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, so you know it’s going to be a hot mess – especially with Megan Fox as April. However, this thing is happening and it will probably do relatively well and now we have the first trailer.

Admittedly, this whole thing looks… odd, but then I guess you can’t expect anything else from a live-action film about mutant reptiles that love pizza and do martial arts, so I guess we’ll have to go with it.

What do you think? Will you go and see it?

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What Did Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Name Their Son?

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Megan Fox announced her pregnancy last August, only nine months after giving birth to hers and Brian Austin Green‘s first child, Noah. She gave birth to baby number two on February 12th, but the news about his name was kept secret… until now.

So what did Megan and Brian name their second son? Bodhi Ransom Green. I’m not sure what the significance of the name is, to be honest, but I guess it could be worse. What would you call Bodhi as a nickname? I guess it’s only two syllables and doesn’t really need one, but it doesn’t exactly flow off the tongue…

TMZ got a hold of the birth certificate, of course, because nothing is sacred. Here ya go:

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Babies, babies everywhere!

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Speaking of Babies, Megan Fox is Having Another One

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It wasn’t so long ago that Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green had their baby boy, Noah, right? In fact, I think he’s only about 9 months old, right? Well, apparently April O’Neil is a permanent resident of the Fertile Crescent (lol) because she’s already pregnant with their second kid.

From The New York Post:

Megan Fox is pregnant with her second child with husband Brian Austin Green, Page Six has exclusively confirmed. Fox is represented by top publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnick, who told us, “I can confirm Megan is expecting her second child with her husband Brian, they are both very happy.”

All I can say is: Yikes! Having one baby must be hard enough, but two that close together? I know people do it, and of course it’ll be ten times easier for Megan and Brian since they’re rich and can hire help, but goddamn. I wonder how many she’s going to pop out? And oh yeah, congrats to the happy couple!

Ninja Turtles Creator Doesn’t Like Megan Fox

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Megan Fox was recently cast as April O’Neil for what is surely to be Michael Bay‘s craptacular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. But Peter Laird, co-creator of TMNT isn’t saying “Cowabunga!”

As he wrote on his blog:

My only exposure to Megan Fox as an actress is through her role in two Transformers movies and the wretched (but happily forgettable) Jennifer’s Body. It may not be fair to judge her range of acting skills just from those three movies, but I think it is safe to say that there are probably hundreds of better choices for the role of April O’Neil. Of course, her name has promotional value, and maybe that’s what they want. Who knows? I can’t get myself too worked up about it.

I don’t really care about Megan Fox but I’m sure she’ll be able to handle the complexities of playing a news reporter who makes friends with large turtles just fine. Unrelated: I am always surprised when I realize that Megan Fox is only 26. I don’t know what it is, but she seems so much older to me.

If you could choose, who would you cast as April O’Neil?

Megan Fox Is Reuniting With Michael Bay For ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

She may have compared him to Hitler and called him “a nightmare to work for”, but Michael Bay apparently doesn’t hold grudges because Megan Fox has been cast in his newest project: an upcoming remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bay revealed the news on his official blog yesterday with this exciting message:

“TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!”

I can totally see Megan as April O’Neill (I love that I even know the character’s name by heart), but there’s no confirmation on what her role will be. Wouldn’t that be hilarious if Michael Bay turned around and was like, “She’ll be playing Donatello!”?

I’m not sure what happened to bring these two back together again as the whole transformers fallout seemed pretty acrimonious, but I suppose we’ll have to put it down to… turtle power. No, really – I’m leaving now.