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Photos: Megan Fox heats up Hollywood

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  1. Lady in red

    Megan Fox arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jonah Hex" on Thursday, June 17, 2010. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Putting a hex on you

    In "Jonah Hex," Fox plays Lilah, a prostitute who teams up with the disfigured bounty hunter (Josh Brolin) as he seeks to avenge the horrible murders of his family. (Warner Bros.) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Off to the races

    Fox and "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Brian Austin Green met on the set of "Hope & Faith" in 2004, and wed in June 2010. (Wireimage) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Tattoo you

    Fox has at least eight tattoos, including numerous quotes, a yin-yang symbol on her wrist, and a picture of Marilyn Monroe's face. (John Shearer / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Not a pretty thought

    Fox tests the limits of her looks for her role in Diablo Cody’s upcoming 2009 horror movie "Jennifer’s Body," where she plays a woman who is almost dead. "I decided I would turn myself into a zombie. I got super, super skinny, stayed out of the sun for four months, and got to where I was losing my eyelashes and my eyebrows." (Fox Atomic) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Back in action

    Fox and Shia LaBeouf teamed up again in 2009's "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen." (Jaimie Trueblood / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Watch out behind you

    "'Transformers' made $700 million and that opened a door to introduce this 'new girl,'" Fox tells Entertainment Weekly. "I happened to be such an outrageous personality that people wanted to start writing about me because it was deemed controversial. I think if I had been a typical Hollywood actress and I said all the right things and I had been a publicity android, it wouldn’t have escalated to this level." (Chung Sung-jun / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Laughing to the bank

    Fox joins her "Transofrmers" co-star LaBeouf at the South Korea premiere of the film on June 9, 2009. When asked by Entertainment Weekly if she's a good actress, Fox said, "I think I could be. If I really buckle down, I think one day I could be a very good actress. But so far, I haven’t done anything yet." (Chung Sung-jun / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Purple passion

    Fox attends the "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" world premiere at Roppongi Hills on June 8, 2009 in Tokyo. "It’s going to be the best action movie of the summer," Fox told Entertainment Weekly. "Hands down, it will win that. But it’s not trying to be a Golden Globe-nominated film. It’s a badass popcorn summer movie." (Junko Kimura / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Slick look

    Fox arrives at the 18th Annual MTV Movie Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre on May 3, 2009 in Universal City, Calif. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Fine Choice

    Fox attends the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 28, 2009 in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. The future's golden

    Fox strikes a pose in the press room at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, Calif. "If you know how to take control of (being a sex symbol), then it can be powerful," the actress, 22, tells Esquire in its June issue. "But I have no idea how to handle it yet, how to deal with it." (Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Cover girl

    Fox appears on the covers of, from left, GQ, FHM and Maxim magazines. FHM named the actress the sexiest woman in the world. "I'm just really confident sexually, and I think that sort of oozes out of my pores," she tells Esquire magazine. "It's just there. It's something I don't have to turn on." (GQ, FHM, Maxim) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Nice teddy

    "The Office" star Rainn Wilson and Fox perform a skit at the MTV Movie Awards on June 1, 2008, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Her personal angel

    Fox presents the game of the year award at the sixth annual Video Game Awards at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Dec. 14, 2008. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. For the men

    Fox arrives at the GQ magazine 2008 "Men of the Year" party in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2008. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. More than meets the eye

    Fox and Shia LeBeouf star in the 2007 sci-fi adventure "Transformers." Directed by Michael Bay and based on the Hasbro toys that debuted in the 1980s, "Transformers" chronicles a war between two factions of giant shape-shifting robots that bring their battle to Earth. Fox stars as Mikeaela, the love interest for LaBeouf's character, Sam. (DreamWorks) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. In the spotlight

    Fox poses at the premiere of the movie "Eagle Eye" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2008. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
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By The Scoop
updated 9/27/2009 10:12:10 PM ET 2009-09-28T02:12:10

Despite being deemed an “It Girl” by Nylon magazine, Megan Fox tells the publication she thinks she’s “really overexposed.”

This revelation, unlike other recent ones like her hatred of dry paper and fear of the dark, might be totally logical.

Fox’s newest film, “Jennifer’s Body,” has only made $12.3 million in the two weeks since its release, a sum made all the more paltry by the fact it’s had a rather wide release in 2,738 theaters. And when you add Fox, an actress wildly popular among the male crowd, to a horror flick, a genre with big appeal to teens, it should be box office gold.

If “Jennifer’s Body” had done well, Fox would have gotten most of the credit as she was the center of the film’s marketing campaign. Her co-star, the immensely talented Amanda Seyfried, was largely ignored. And it’s not like Seyfried hasn’t proven herself on the big screen — “Mamma Mia” has grossed more than $609 million worldwide. Fox’s “Transformers” has done slightly better, but one symbiotic relationship with a film franchise does not an “It Girl” make. Apparently.

The FCC moment during the Sept. 26 season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” might have been the best thing that’s happened to Fox. She wasn't the one who swore on air, but it drew attention to the show she was hosting.

Perhaps now would be a good time to take a break until she can transform herself with the right role.

India eats and prays with, sort of loves Julia Roberts
Just days ago, Julia Roberts was being praised in the Indian press for being so accessible while in India to film “Eat, Pray, Love.” Slideshow: Celebrity Sightings

She was hailed for drinking chai and walking the streets with locals, and some news outlets wrote that the country preferred Roberts over Angelina Jolie, who filmed “A Mighty Heart” in India in 2006 (both “Eat Pray Love” and “A Mighty Heart” are both products of Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company).

Apparently not everyone agrees. The Times of India reported that locals are upset by restrictions placed on a temple where filming is taking place.

"They are allowing entry in the temple only between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the morning and 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the evening,'' Renu Singh told the newspaper.

Said another local who spoke to the Times: “I went to the temple this morning but was turned away by security guards. It is really bad that even devotees are being barred from entering the Ashram.”

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Feast at the weekend box office
You can buy a lot of meatballs with $24.5 million dollars, which is what “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” brought in over the weekend.

A second straight week at No. 1 speaks to the demand for family-friendly fare at the movies, but also the power of the premium ticket cost — thanks to the film’s 3D and IMAX distribution, “Cloudy” also earns the title of highest-grossing September animation release.

Behind it: “Surrogates” was No. 2, with $15 million, and the remake of “Fame” was third, with a total take of only $10 million.

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