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Shia LaBeouf says he was raped by a woman during his #IAMSORRY performance art piece

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I’m not really sure what to make of this one, but here goes nothing. You know how Shia LaBeouf did that whole #IAMSORRY performance art thing in Los Angeles back in February, where he sat in a chair with a paper bag over his head and let people say and do whatever they wanted in the room with him? Well, it seems now he’s saying that he was stripped and raped by a woman during that time – a revelation he made in an email interview with a journalist from Dazed, apparently.

Did any experiences stand out to you as particularly moving or unsettling?

Shia LaBeouf: One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me… There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with dishevelled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well. On top of that my girl was in line to see me, because it was Valentine’s Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event – we were separated for five days, no communication. So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it travelled through the line. When she came in she asked for an explanation, and I couldn’t speak, so we both sat with this unexplained trauma silently. It was painful.

Huh. Well, it would be wrong of me to discount accusations like these just because they came from a man, or just because they came from someone who has a history of being incredibly mentally unstable and has a penchant for lying. It all just seems so bizarre, so nonchalant, and I kinda can’t see this actually happening. Performance art or not, you don’t just sit there while someone is raping you. There are limitations.

This whole thing is far too complicated for me to even delve into, so I’ll just leave this story with you, but… like, WHAT?

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Shia LaBeouf has found God and it saved his life

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I don’t… really even know where to begin with Shia LaBeouf‘s brand of insanity. He’s another one in desperate need of a 5150 hold, but for some reason, that dubious honour tends to fall on crazy female celebrities more than male. Anyhow, Shia’s totally fine now! He’s back on track and that’s all because he found God while he was shooting Fury with Brad Pitt and co.

From Interview:

“I’ve been a runner my whole life, running from myself. Whether to movies or drinking and drugging or f—ing calamity or whatever it is, I’ve always been running. I’m a dude who loves delusion. It’s why I love being an actor – I never have to actually look at myself or be faced with my s— or take responsibility.”

“I found God doing Fury,” he says. “I became a Christian man, and not in a f—ing bulls— way – in a very real way. I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me. And you can’t identify unless you’re really going through it. It’s a full-blown exchange of heart, a surrender of control.”

I have no problem with whatever faith anyone follows – what you believe and whatever helps get you through the shitty days we can have sometimes is something I’m all for. However, an honest question: why do people in this kinda position – addicts, derelicts, the mentally ill – ALWAYS go God-crazy?

The best thing this guy can do is, you know, leave the spotlight and the industry. Living that kind of life would make a lot of people crazy, but you need enough self-preservation to get yourself out of it to save your own life.

Shia LaBeouf is totally okay now that he’s been to jail

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I know I said Shia LaBeouf probably threw that smoke bomb into Bar Pitti over the weekend, but according to an appearance he made on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that aired on Friday, he’s totally fine now! He just had a few small “hiccups” and now he’s back to his old self (via Huffington Post):

“I went through like an existential crisis … I had some hiccups, some judgement errors,” LaBeouf said.

After recalling the “Nymphomaniac” premiere — where LaBeouf wore a paper bag over his head reading “I am not famous anymore” — and his #IAMSORRY exhibit, where he invited people to read mean tweets about him and even use an “Indiana Jones whip” or pliers on him, the actor explained that he has something in common with the cyber bullies who sought a reaction from him.

“I got in this [entertainment] industry because I had this void. I’m a kid of abandonment and I thought somehow being a good actor would fill that void. I think we suffer from the same thing, which is just a lack of attention and love,” he said.

The star told DeGeneres that his 24-hour stint in jail is what eventually snapped him out of his behavior, and apologized for spitting on a cop, which triggered his arrest.

Huh. Well, a night or two in jail will make anyone contemplate their life choices, I suppose, but I don’t for one second think that’s the end of Shia’s craziness – especially considering I think much of it is rooted in mental illness, which can’t just be switched off whenever you feel like it. I do feel sorta bad for him after reading that, though – he obviously has some amount of cognizance about what’s going on with himself. Huh, go figure.

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Shia LaBeouf is Einstein to one crazy ass fan

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Shia LaBeouf is certainly not the portrait of mental and emotional stability, but a deranged fan who thinks he’s Einstein and threatened to blow up his house sorta takes the cake here.

From TMZ:

Shia just got a restraining order against Graciela Nahle … who apparently showed up at his house eating watermelon on the driveway and when the actor asked her to leave she screamed, “I am going to blow up your house! I am going to blow up the world! You are Albert Einstein and we belong together.”

According to the docs — obtained by TMZ — Nahle showed up at Shia’s house 3 times and he fears for his safety.

She’s been a thorn in Shia’s side for months, once showing up with an infant in her arms … claiming to have been best buds in a previous incarnation.

She’s been previously arrested for making criminal threats against the actor.

Nahle has been ordered to stay 100 yards clear of Shia.

Uh… why? Like, just why to the whole thing? I understand there are a lot of psychos in the world, but when it’s something this extreme – that someone claims she thinks Shia LaBeouf, of all people, is actually Albert Einstein (why Einstein?) and she’s going to blow up his house so that they can be together… that just comes off as some of Shia’s performance art to me. I’m not saying that’s what it is since clearly the police got involved – not that that means anything – but I don’t know, it’s all just too bizarre. I wouldn’t be surprised if Shia writes a long, artsy Twitter message about it all sometime soon.

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Mel Gibson’s heart goes out to Shia LaBeouf

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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.

From Indiewire (via Huffington Post):

“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).

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Shia LaBeouf is off to rehab after his Broadway arrest

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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.

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Shia LaBeouf Banned From Restaurant For Being Gross

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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?

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