It remains to be seen how much Megan Fox will be missed from the upcoming Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon (we’re guessing not much), but now we’ve got a better idea why she’s gone.

Oh, sure, we know we know she left to “pursue other acting opportunities” shortly after she dissed the director, Michael Bay, comparing him to Hitler in a British magazine interview in 2009.

That caused a huge commotion at the time, with crew members speaking out loudly in Bay’s defense, trashing the poor girl as a no-talent, ungrateful, “dumb-as-a-rock” prima dona. It was clear that nobody wanted her around.

Now Bay says he fired her under orders from Steven Spielberg, the executive producer of the Transformers movies.

“You know the Hitler thing,” Bay told the UK’s Daily Mail. “Steven said, fire her right now.”

The first Transformers movie made Fox a star. More specifically, it was the way Bay’s camera glorified her. Teenaged boys drooled over her pouty lips, her half-draped bosom and each exxagerated sway of her hips every bit as much as we imagined Bay must have been drooling when he filmed her. She became a sensation, the new Jessica Alba, the sexpot du jour that every teenaged boy had to have postered on his bedroom wall.

But Bay and Spielberg realized, if Fox didn’t, that he could work the same magic with another decent-looking lass. They’re a dime-a-dozen in Hollywood.

Rosie Huntingdon-Whitley, a British model, gets the hot chick role in Dark Side fo the Moon, which again stars Shia Lebeouf.

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