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Saturday, Nov 14, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Lynn Hirschberg
The New York Times Magazine (11 November 2009)

“How America’s leading starlet made herself up for the multimedia age… Some of Fox’s comments may have been fiction (sadly, there was no Nikita), but most seemed startlingly honest and entirely quotable. Fox, who is 23, understood instinctively that noise plus naked equals celebrity. And after having appeared only in “Transformers” I and II, in which the true stars were giant robots, she created a rebellious, frankly sexual persona and talked her way into the limelight. The only problem is, having come so far so fast, how do you stay this year’s girl when the year is almost over?”


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