Yep, you read that right – Mel Gibson has a heart! Of course he sympathizes with Shia LaBeouf. Both of them are batshit insane with nary a thread holding them to the reality of this world. One is a Jew-hating wife beater and the other is a drunk lunatic with an inflated sense of his artistic self, and yet they have more in common than you might think, and Mel knows how difficult it must be for the younger actor.
“When I see someone like Shia LaBeouf with the bag on his head and stuff, my heart goes out to the poor guy. I think he’s suffering in some way,” Gibson said.
Gibson was referring to an incident in February when LaBeouf showed up to the “Nymphomaniac” premiere with a bag over his head that read “I am not famous anymore.” LaBeouf’s more recent troubles include getting kicked out of a Broadway play and subsequently being arrested by New York police.
“People are in line to sort of point the finger at him and say that he’s this, that, or the other. It’s easy to judge. But I’m sure he’s going through some kind of personal, very painful, cathartic thing that he has to exorcise and get out there,” Gibson continued.
But Gibson is hopeful that LaBeouf will turn his life around.
“He’ll probably play it out and come back … He’ll be all right. I actually like the kid. I think he’s good.”
I dunno, I think Shia might turn his life around, but it will come at the cost of any public career he may have had. The guy is off the map, and it’s probably better that way. Mental illness and show business really do not mix. Mel should know (and yet he’s still making movies).
July 10, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
Shia LaBeouf has been going through some hard times lately, culminating in his arrest at a Broadway performance of Cabaret last weekend. His behaviour that day was so bizarre, many questioned whether he has some serious substance abuse issues. It seems like that was a pretty fair question to ask, as he’s now reportedly checked into rehab for treatment.
From The Independent:
LaBeouf was allegedly driven from his home to a private clinic by someone believed to be from the rehab facility. Earlier that day, he was seen carrying a the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Blue Book, X17 reports.
“Shia was nervous; he didn’t look good all morning,” said X17’s photographer. “He was looking down and wasn’t even talking to his driver. It looked like he didn’t want to do it, but he knew he had to.”
Yeah, okay – you don’t act that insane when it’s just alcohol, sorry. This dude has some narcotics issues, I’d say. Hope he gets help with them so he can go back to being just a normal dickhead instead of an insane one.
July 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm by Jennifer
Shia LaBeouf was recently arrested on Broadway for being a douche (read: disorderly conduct), but did you know he’s been up to crazy shenanigans even before? In fact, he got himself banned from a restaurant in Sherman Oaks, CA, for being gross — he peed on the wall. TMZ has the whole story:
Shia hit up The Local Peasant in Sherman Oaks … during his 4 hour visit, LaBeouf meandered to the back of the restaurant … and the manager got suspicious.
Eyewitnesses tell us the manager followed Shia to the parking lot, where he saw the actor peeing on the wall, so he called LaBeouf out. Shia profusely apologized in an odd rant.
LaBeouf wasn’t done … he went back inside and tried ordering food, but the manager had enough and told Shia to get out. The 2 had words, Shia paid his tab and stormed out vowing never to return.
The restaurant tells us the feeling is mutual. Shia is officially persona non grata.
Do you think something is seriously wrong with Shia LaBeouf, or is he just an asshole? I’m remembering back to when Amanda Bynes first started acting strangely and then it turned out she had serious problems. I wonder if that’s the same case here…or if he’s just an immature douche.
What do you think?
June 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
The last we heard from Shia Labeouf, he’d pulled himself out of his self-induced exile and re-joined Twitter, where he was sharing the “poetic” musings of a madman. Well, he’s now taken his insanity one step further and gotten himself arrested at a Broadway performance of Cabaret for disorderly conduct.
On Thursday night, the 28 year-old actor was arrested at the Broadway musical “Cabaret” in New York for raucous behavior.
He was later booked and charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal trespassing.
Police said the “Transformers” actor was smoking inside the Studio 54 theater and acting “loud and disruptive” during the first act of the Tony-nominated musical starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming. Law enforcement officials handcuffed the thesp during intermission and escorted him out of the venue.
Tony-nominee Benj Pasek tweeted that he saw the actor crying outside after as he spoke to officials.
Whether the “Cabaret” incident was part of LaBeouf’s “#IAmSorry” campaign is unclear but according to CBS2 in New York, two witnesses saw LaBeouf before the show looking distraught in a ripped shirt a block away from the theater. They said LaBeouf was chasing after a man who appeared to be homeless.
“Honestly, I wasn’t thinking of drunk or drugs,” one of the witnesses said. “I was thinking he was working on a role, because it was that extreme.”
LOL, why am I not surprised? I doubt this was “performance art”; I legit think this guy has some serious mental issues and really needs some counseling/possibly medication (if he’s not already on some). Word on the street is that he actually went up on stage and slapped Alan Cumming‘s ass, as well. HA!
Actor Shia LaBeouf charged w criminal trespass and 2 counts disorderly conduct. Police say he threatened an officer, patrons
— Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) June 27, 2014
June 27, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Earlier this year, Shia LaBeouf‘s psychological breakdown seemed to come full circle and after doing some bizarrely depressing performance art, he kinda faded into the background for a while – a move that included a break from social media. Well, it’s our lucky day, because he’s back on Twitter and weirder than ever!
I’m not sure I know what any of this means – and I’m not sure that he does either or that any of us need to, but here you go. What’s Shia up to?
FLAME: - hot glowing body of ignited gas - to post vitriolic ELECTRONIC messages - to burst forth with strong EMOTION pic.twitter.com/9Hcz9HEbzW
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) May 7, 2014
May 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Last week on Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week, we saw Camilla Belle wearing something diabolical. This week, Shia LaBeouf (above) clearly takes my WTF spot for the BEST, WORST, and most WTF look of the week. But do you agree? See what others wore this week below (and ask yourself, “Did Laura Prepon do something to her face?”) and make your choices!