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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


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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Shia LaBeouf got arrested at a Broadway show for disorderly conduct

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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.

From Variety:

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!

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Oh great, Shia LaBeouf is back on Twitter

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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?

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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week


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!

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Shia LaBeouf’s Still Copying Other People’s Work with New Art Exhibition

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Shia LaBeouf has been suffering from a bit of a breakdown for a while now, which culminated in him turning up on a red carpet in Germany to promote Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac with a paper bag over his head bearing the words “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE”. Except you are, but maybe you should never have been in the first place.

Well, now he’s back in the states and he’s taking his terror to the streets – er, well, to the Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles, where he’s hosting an “art exhibition” entitled #IAMSORRY. It’s an absolute rip off of something already done years ago by actual artist Marina Abramoviç and Maria Legault called The Apology Project, so it’s bullshit from the get-go, but let’s go with it.

A TIME magazine reporter named Ryan Sandoval was one of the first visitors to this sorry excuse for an exhibition, and here’s a bit of his experience:

I arrived in the late morning, just after the exhibition opened, and was frisked by a man outside on the sunny sidewalk, a foot away from glass bearing the words “#IAMSORRY” and “shia labeouf.” Inside the gallery, a woman behind a table (who I later learned was the artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö) asked me to choose an item from those laid out before her. The options: a whip, pliers, a bowl of Hershey kisses, a copy of Daniel Clowes’ Death Ray, a pink ukelele, a bottle of Brut cologne, an Optimus Prime toy (get it?) and a bowl of about 100 paper slips bearing typed messages. I reached for a single slip, but Rönkkö asked me to take the whole bowl, and so I did.

I sat down. I read messages mostly negative, some positive, declaring LaBeouf either a “baby,” an “idiot,” or a “genius.” Things about having to “move on,” or suggestions of “death.” They felt like tweets; they probably were tweets. I read about thirteen notes in measured tones, opting out of the ones that were too harsh or too praiseworthy; I thought about reading the whole bowl, but then got self-conscious saying so many hurtful things to LaBeouf, who in that moment, just seemed like a mixed-up kid.

I’d entered with a sort of respect for the gallery as a concept, but it didn’t feel like a sacred space by the time I’d left: Ultimately, it was just me, a bowl of tweets, and an actor reacting to criticism. It wasn’t all that moving: It was just the sort of thing that makes you shake your head.”

Well… yeah. I don’t think anyone’s entering a Shia LaBeouf art exhibition expecting to be changed forever. Especially when what he’s doing is in no way original and is just another stunt in his mental unraveling. It’s not profound, it’s not mindblowing and worst of all, it’s not even entertaining, so there’s no enjoyment to be had out of it.

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This shit is running until Friday from 11am – 6pm, as all good art does, natch.

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