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Celebrities who should zip their lips

Megan Fox

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    Megan Fox heats up Hollywood

    The “Transformers” actress takes aim at blockbuster success and holding onto her sexiest woman alive status.

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    Lady in red -

    Megan Fox arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jonah Hex" on Thursday, June 17, 2010.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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."

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    Back in action -

    Fox and Shia LaBeouf teamed up again in 2009's "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen."

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    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."

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    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."

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    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."

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    Slick look -

    Fox arrives at the 18th Annual MTV Movie Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre on May 3, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

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    Fine Choice -

    Fox attends the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 28, 2009 in Los Angeles.

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    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."

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    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."

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    "The Office" star Rainn Wilson and Fox perform a skit at the MTV Movie Awards on June 1, 2008, in Los Angeles.

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    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.

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    For the men -

    Fox arrives at the GQ magazine 2008 "Men of the Year" party in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2008.

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    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.

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    Fox poses at the premiere of the movie "Eagle Eye" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2008.

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Back in the old days, movie studios worried their stars would say something idiotic so they had them zip it and trotted out publicists to do the talking. Megan Fox is the kind of star that makes you realize why that idea once existed. Fox has made so many witless statements that Co-Ed Magazine put together a David Letterman-style top 10 list of her “quotes that will make you go hmmm.” Fox’s quips about bisexuality are beyond confused and her screeds about unflushed toilets and the like are really gross. Couldn’t get any worse, could it? Yes, it could. Fox also said something that managed to offend the very person who made her a star, “Transformers” director Michael Bay. Fox apparently felt Bay relied too much on special effects for the films, rather than the acting of the stars. Um, Megan, didja think that maybe he was trying to tell you something?

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga’s music might be a bit one-note, but she makes up for it with interviews that are all over the place. On the one hand, she’s all about the sex, talking to Rolling Stone about how she’s bisexual, and then telling a U.K. interviewer about the only quality she looks for in a man (hint: it’s sexual); yet she has no time for men because she “makes love to (her) music.” Fair enough. But when the aforementioned U.K. interviewer asked whether she’d rather give up sex, fame or music, she took offense: “I think that question is kind of ridiculous,” she sniffed. “I’m a quite complex woman.” Lady Gaga clearly learned Madonna’s game of making every interview an event, but she sure isn’t playing it well. Madonna at least came off like she knew what she was talking about. Gaga’s ridiculous pronouncements make her music seem less like the clever pop-art project some claim and more like commercial product that’s being (poorly) overhyped.

Kanye West

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**FILE**Kanye West performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' concert series at New York's Lincoln Center on Sept. 2, 2005. West, Mariah Carey and John Legend picked up a leading eight Grammy nominations each, as the nominations were announced in New York Thursday, Dec.8, 2005.(AP Photo/Michael Kim)

If you’re a recording artist and you want to be the voice of your generation, you probably shouldn’t go around telling people you think you’re the voice of your generation, as Kanye West did last year. It just sounds presumptuous. But West has made so many over-the-top statements that a rumor emerged in the wake of Michael Jackson’s death that West said he was the new “King of Pop.” West never said that, but the fact that people believed he did exemplifies that people think his bragging has no bounds. Years ago, rappers were known for the words they threw down on records. West is now best known for the words he speaks to the press. One good example of this was singled out by the blog Amy Grindhouse. Said West: “I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in. I have to be in a way more grimy environment to turn any rap music on.” Well, at least he wasn’t self-promoting this time.

Spencer Pratt

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TV personality Spencer Pratt arrives at a Taco Bell in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles to raise awareness and funds for World Hunger Relief Week on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Wait, did we just talk trash about Kanye? We didn’t mean to be so hard. Next to Spencer Pratt, West really does look like the “King of Pop,” since West actually has discernable talent. Reality star Pratt parlayed his preppie good looks into C-list celebrity, but couldn’t stop at just being a tabloid fixture. No, he had to try and become a hip-hop star and while he was doing it, claim: “I think I’m the future of hip-hop. You know, I feel bad for saying that. That’s unfortunate, but that’s a fact.” In the same interview, he also said he thought his co-reality star (and wife) Heidi bested Beyoncé as a singer, since Beyoncé had to get her start with a group (the horror!) while Heidi was a sister doing it for herself (my wording, but you get the idea). Using that logic, isn’t she better than Paul McCartney, too? Pratt has racked up so many lame quotations that Hollywood Gossip has put together a whole page of ’em. Happy reading!

Katherine Heigl

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Just a few years ago, nobody knew who Heigl was. So after hitting it big on “Grey’s Anatomy” and the silver screen, you’d think she’d be grateful. You’d be wrong. Almost from the moment her name went household, Heigl’s engaged in what the Washington Post has termed “rude, abrasive and spoiled” behavior. She trashed the scripts she was given in “Grey’s Anatomy” and even withdrew her name from the Emmy Award nominations, because she didn’t feel she “was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination.” Er, OK. Then she badmouthed a movie in which she starred, “Knocked Up,” all of which inspired a chastising open letter from New York magazine’s Emma Rosenblum. After that, Heigl complained about her “cruel and mean” TV shooting schedule to David Letterman. But former TV producer Ken Levine shot her down when he publicly reminded everyone that Heigl’s schedule for television was difficult because of her own doing. Oops.

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