News

Director Michael Bay blames glitch for onstage meltdown

Director Michael Bay blames glitch for onstage meltdown

WALK OFF: Director Michael Bay leaves the stage during a Samsung news conference at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Monday, Jan. 6, in Las Vegas. Photo: Associated Press/Isaac Brekken

Director Michael Bay has blamed a technical mishap for prompting his walkout at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday.

The action director was in Las Vegas for the annual tech convention to help promote Samsung’s new curved UHD TV and preview exclusive footage from his upcoming “Transformers: Age of Extinction film.”

However in the middle of his speech, he flubbed a line and was unable to pick up where he left off. Clearly flustered, Bay excused himself and walked off the stage in silence, leaving hundreds of attendees bemused.

After the event, Bay took to his website to explain his sudden departure, insisting a problem with the teleprompter left him frustrated.

He wrote, “Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES – I was about to speak for Samsung for this awesome Curved 105-inch UHD TV. I rarely lend my name to any products, but this one is just stellar.

“I got so excited to talk, that I skipped over the Exec VP’s intro line and then the teleprompter got lost. Then the prompter went up and down – then I walked off. I guess live shows aren’t my thing.”

Latest News

4 hours ago in Local, Local Sports, UVA Sports

Virginia Overwhelms VA Tech 67-49

Basketball JPJ

Virginia with another solid win in ACC play, their seventh straight.

7 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Toscano Makes Plea To Lawmakers

Toscano  David   120908

Delegate David Toscano (D- Charlottesville) wants more socially conservative lawmakers to withdraw their proposals to limit gay and lesbian rights.

7 hours ago in Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, Virginia Assembly

Bloomberg Ad Rips Into Governor

McAuliffe Terry 040115 (DZ)

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a former political ally of Terry McAuliffe, blasted the Governor in a Richmond Times-Dispatch ad.

8 hours ago in Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Forbes Seeks New Term

U.S. Capitol (Clip Art)

Eight-term Congressman Randy Forbes is seeking another term this year, and his upcoming campaign will be in a different district.

11 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Sanders Opens Local Campaign Office

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. listens to testimony. Over two hundred member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars attended a joint meeting of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Lauren Victoria Burke/WDCPIX.COM)

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will open a new Charlottesville area campaign office Wednesday evening.