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August 31, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Let's call this "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex and Shia LaBeouf (*but were afraid to ask). " The passionate young actor has been making the rounds to promote his Prohibition-era shoot 'em up, "Lawless," but it's his next project that has taken center stage. LaBeouf revealed that in Lars Von Trier's forthcoming "Nymphomaniac" all the sex to take place in the film (do we need to give you a synopsis after that title?) will be the real deal -- "unsimulated," as CNN elegantly coined it. LaBeouf even claimed he sent Von Trier intimate footage of himself in action to get the part.
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April 1, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Get ready for Meryl Streep to strap on a guitar and rock out. The 18-time Oscar nominee is set to play the lead role in the upcoming rock 'n' roll dramedy "Ricki and the Flash," which TriStar Productions announced it has acquired. In the film, to be directed by Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia") from a script by "Juno" writer Diablo Cody, Streep will play a grocery store checkout lady by day and by night a fading rock musician who has one last chance to reconnect with her estranged family.
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February 21, 2013 | By David Ng
The casting hole created by Shia LaBeouf's abrupt departure from the Broadway revival of "Orphans" has been filled. Ben Foster will take the role of Treat, one of two brothers who hatch a plan to kidnap a prominent older man, played by Alec Baldwin. A spokeswoman for the production said Foster is expected to begin rehearsals Friday. This will be his Broadway debut. Foster appeared in the 2006 movie "X-Men: The Last Stand" as well as the HBO series "Six Feet Under," and has starred in a number of independent films, most notably "The Messenger" and "3:10 to Yuma.
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April 1, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Shia LaBeouf may be taking his whole "I am not famous anymore" thing seriously. The unpredictable actor, who has recently attempted to distance himself from his own celebrity, has exited the upcoming Bill Murray comedy "Rock the Kasbah," to be replaced by Scott Caan, according to the Hollywood Reporter. LaBeouf, 27, departed the film under "amicable" but undisclosed circumstances, THR said . PHOTOS: Shia LaBeouf - life in pictures Directed by Barry Levinson from a script by Mitch Glazer, "Rock the Kasbah" stars Murray as a washed-up rock manager who takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan, only to find himself abandoned, broke and without a passport in war-torn Kabul.
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December 17, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
In 2007, Daniel Clowes published a short story in graphic novel form. On Monday, Shia LaBeouf debuted a short film he'd directed that used narration from Clowes' original word for word. On Monday night, LaBouef took to Twitter, acknowledging that Clowes' work was his "inspiration" and offering an apology "to those who assumed I wrote it. " Neither Clowes nor his publisher Fantagraphics was approached by Shia LaBeouf or his representatives to ask permission, according to Fantagraphics editor Eric Reynolds.
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February 20, 2013 | By David Ng
Shia LaBeouf won't be making his Broadway debut this season after all. The 26-year-old actor has quit the upcoming revival production of the play "Orphans" in New York over "creative differences," according to a news release sent Wednesday.  LaBeouf has left the show a month before preview performances are set to begin. "Orphans" is still scheduled to open at the Schoenfeld Theater on April 7, with previews commencing on March 19. The production, directed by Daniel Sullivan, also features Alec Baldwin, in the role of a powerful man kidnapped by two brothers.
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February 11, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
We know this to be true: Shia LaBeouf is sorry. Sincerely sorry. What for? In December, LaBeouf used work, without giving credit, by the illustrator Daniel Clowes in his short film, "HowardCantour.com. " After a storm of plagiarism allegations, LaBeouf issued an apology that read, in part: "In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation. ... I'm embarrassed that I failed to credit @danielclowes for his original graphic novella Justin M. Damiano, which served as my inspiration.
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August 28, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 26 - Sept. 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Rudolph W. Giuliani; Frank Luntz; Rob Burnett; the Republican National Convention. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Martha Stewart. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Bill O'Reilly. 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Heidi Klum; Noah Wyle. 9 a.m. KABC The View Lisa Kudrow.
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February 10, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Remember, Shia LaBeouf is not famous anymore. And he's not about to let you forget it. The "Nymphomaniac" actor continued his sprint out of the spotlight by doing spotlight-grabbing things Sunday, including walking out of a media conference after answering only one question and, yes, wearing a brown bag on his head on the premiere red carpet at the Berlin International Film Festival. "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much," LaBeouf told assembled journalists, according to the Hollywood Reporter , after being asked a question regarding what it was like to be in a movie with so much sex. He then bailed.
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January 10, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
S ome celebs use Twitter to announce they're quitting, well, Twitter. Shia LaBeouf on the other hand, just used it to say he's quitting all public life. "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life," he wrote, following up with, "My love goes out to those who have supported me" and a tweet that was simply a hashtag: "#stopcreating. " LaBeouf has recently faced criticism over his short film "HowardCantour.com," which, as Buzzfeed reported, he lifted liberally, without attribution, from "Justin M. Damiano," a 2007 comic written and drawn by artist Daniel Clowes.
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March 21, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK--Pretty much since the moment it began shooting, Lars von Trier's “Nymphomaniac” has whipped up controversy for its explicit nature and willingness to tackle sexual taboos. The film's frank portrayal of sexual obsession--and a character's eagerness to act thereon - is a notion most English-language films stay away from, and certainly English-language films with mainstream celebrities like Shia LaBeouf. But one of the film's stars says that there's little place or reason for outrage.
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March 20, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier understands the art and craft of making movies, the power the form is capable of combined with the skill and means to achieve it, about as well as anyone working in the world today. He also seems to believe in cinema as an apparatus for the creation of bad feelings, a means for exploring the bleakest of human emotions and the darkest corners of our souls. Lucky us? Even the title of his latest film, "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1," seems some odd combo of put-on and provocation.
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February 20, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Meryl Streep will portray political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the historical drama " Suffragette," extending the actress' string of real-life female roles including Julia Child in "Julie and Julia," Anna Wintour in "The Devil Wears Prada" and Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady. "  According to Screen Daily , Streep is in final negotiations to join the project and " will have a small but important role in the film, which will see her character give a 'tour de force' speech on women's rights during a political rally.
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February 19, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
It was only a matter of time before James Franco, the actor, writer and director who can sometimes treat his career as an ongoing performance piece, weighed in on the recent antics of Shia  LaBeouf , who has recently taken a page out of Franco's playbook with a number of spectacles-cum-art-displays. In an op-ed piece for the New York Times published on the paper's website Wednesday, Franco expresses concern for and support of the 27-year-actor, writing : "Though the wisdom of some of his actions may seem questionable, as an actor and artist I'm inclined to take an empathetic view of his conduct.
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February 12, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
Shia LaBeouf is at a loss for words - today, anyway. Inside the inner sanctum of Los Angeles' Cohen Gallery - a bare, echo-y room within a room, no bigger than a walk-in closet - LaBeouf sits silent and erect at a plain, plywood table. He wears a black tuxedo jacket and a rumpled paper bag with eyehole cutouts over his head. Scrawled across the bag: "I Am Not Famous Anymore. " It's the same outfit he wore on the red carpet Sunday at the Berlin premiere of his newest film, Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac: Volume I. " Now, like a man in an interrogation room, LaBeouf sits facing forward, his palms flat on the tabletop on either side of him. He makes direct eye contact through the slits in the bag, which appear stained around the eyes, as if from tears.  PHOTOS: Art by Banksy The former Disney star braved a storm of allegations in December when he used uncredited work by graphic novelist Daniel Clowes in his short film, "HowardCantour.com," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012.
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February 12, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
Beverly Boulevard is awash in meta-ism today. In addition to Shia LaBeouf's so-called art installation - a plagiarized play on plagiarism itself, which has been prattling on since Tuesday morning at Cohen Gallery - now actor Jerry O'Connell has set up an art installation of his own, a spoof coordinated by Funny or Die directly next door, mocking LaBeouf. Whereas LaBeouf's art-apology, “IAMSORRY,” is riffing on artist Marina Abramovic's 2010 MoMA piece “The Artist Is Present,” O'Connell's #IAMSORRYTOO is riffing on LaBeouf's riffing of Abramovic.
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November 5, 2007 | Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO -- Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested in downtown Chicago early Sunday after allegedly refusing to leave a Walgreens. LaBeouf, 21, who came to fame on the Disney Channel's "Even Stevens" and recently starred in box-office hits "Disturbia" and "Transformers," was arrested about 2:25 a.m. at the store at 757 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago police spokesman Marcel Bright said.
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June 18, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Don't call Shia LaBeouf shy in his creative endeavors: His latest project, a music video for the band Sigur Rós, has him baring it all, body and soul. The "Lawless" actor popped up Monday in the harrowing tale of love and addiction, which sees the star rocking some full-frontal nudity. The Icelandic band gave control of the video to filmmaker Alma Har'el, who reportedly developed the concept with LaBeouf. "Originally she was going to film us on Super-8 in Iceland all playing the piano lines from the song, but then she rang and said she'd met Shia LaBeouf and they'd changed the idea," band bassist Georg Holm told Rolling Stone, which has the NSFW final product.
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February 11, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
We know this to be true: Shia LaBeouf is sorry. Sincerely sorry. What for? In December, LaBeouf used work, without giving credit, by the illustrator Daniel Clowes in his short film, "HowardCantour.com. " After a storm of plagiarism allegations, LaBeouf issued an apology that read, in part: "In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation. ... I'm embarrassed that I failed to credit @danielclowes for his original graphic novella Justin M. Damiano, which served as my inspiration.
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February 10, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Remember, Shia LaBeouf is not famous anymore. And he's not about to let you forget it. The "Nymphomaniac" actor continued his sprint out of the spotlight by doing spotlight-grabbing things Sunday, including walking out of a media conference after answering only one question and, yes, wearing a brown bag on his head on the premiere red carpet at the Berlin International Film Festival. "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much," LaBeouf told assembled journalists, according to the Hollywood Reporter , after being asked a question regarding what it was like to be in a movie with so much sex. He then bailed.
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