Apparently, nobody ever told “Transformers” star Shia LaBeouf (whose name I continue to never know how to spell) that it was ungentlemanly to kiss and tell, because dude straight up told the world that he hooked up with costar Megan Fox while they were filming the movie. In a new interview with Details, LaBeouf says it’s understandable because, “Look, you’re on the set for six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them.” He goes on to say that “the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry onscreen.” Yes, all that chemistry in the MIchael Bay explosion-a-thon “Transformers.”
And then there’s this, from the Details interview… Keep reading »
“Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women. Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think she never got comfortable with it. This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting it. When Mike would ask her to do specific things, there was no time for fluffy talk. We’re on the run. And the one thing Mike lacks is tact. There’s no time for ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.’”
—Yee haw! After being safely hidden away for most of the year, Shia LaBeouf is back on the publicity circuit to talk about “Transformers 3.” Prepare yourself for some crazy with a dash of inappropriate. While he doesn’t sound off here on whether Megan Fox was let go from the franchise or quit, he does explain the problems Megan had with director Michael Bay’s, mainly that he’s a pervy dude who always wants his leading actresses in suggestive positions. But the best part to me is how Shia calls Megan’s discomfort with this “Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment.” Vom. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
I once tried to set up two of my good friends. It really couldn’t have gone worse. The chick wasn’t interested and my guy friend drank way too much and ended up picking a fight with her. The night ended in tears, and I vowed never to play matchmaker again. But some celebrities seem to have a gift. Take Oliver Stone, who set up Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf. The costars met on the set of “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and Stone took total credit saying, “It was all thanks to me.” He is happy about the romance because it made the couple’s love scenes more realistic.
Since we made our slideshow of celebs who’ve played cupid, a few more famous folks have shown off their matchmaking prowess. After the jump, check out some other celebs who’ve kick-started celebrity romances. Keep reading »
“It was all thanks to me … You could see their chemistry right away, and it was pretty powerful. They were completely professional on the set, but there was no mistaking what was happening … I was thrilled when I realized they were going to be an item. It just made their scenes together all the better – especially the love scenes. Let’s just say it was no stretch for them.”
–Oliver Stone on the on-and-off-screen love story of Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan, who met and fell in love while filming his “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.” [People] Keep reading »
“I never really had anything in my life that was off-limits. But with this, just out of respect, I just don’t want to f**k around. She’s an unbelievably thought-provoking actress, the most talented actress I’ve ever met in my life, by leaps and bounds. Neither one of us are fame whores. It works out. It’s not like we’re the premiere couple; we’re not the red-carpet king and queen.”
– Shia LaBeouf on keeping his relationship with Carey Mulligan private and out of the tabloids [GQ] Keep reading »
“I’d be watching the news, and they’d play my car crash, and every once in a while Kim Kardashian’s sister would jump on TV and preach to me from the red carpet about how to live my f**king life. And I’m so upset, man. I’m so angry. Because this accident was not caused by me. I got hit. I had a green. This f**ker ran a red light. And he flipped my truck, and he shoveled it on my hand. And my fingers are in the street … they’re off, they’re under the truck door, man. This is fake, dude. This is hip bone and the skin that was left over …”
– Shia LaBeouf says he was annoyed by Khloe Kardashian Odom, who offered him unsolicited DUI advice, in April’s GQ. He also gives an update on the medical miracle that is his new hand. [GQ] Keep reading »
But Carey Mulligan‘s boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf, keeps his eyes closed. Which way do you prefer to smooch? [New York City, 3/2/2010] Keep reading »
And on the seventh day, they created Shiantology. That’s right, a group of fans has founded a religion based on Shia LaBeouf. Their mission statement says:
“Characterized by a belief in the power of Shia’s spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences (in particular, hand smashing, car crashes, and drunken outbursts in Walgreens) through self-knowledge, spiritual fulfillment and copious amounts of Arizona Ice Tea. Shiantology places an emphasis upon Shia’s immortal spirit, Shiacarnation, an extrascientific method of pshiachotherapy (Shianetics), and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, daily SHIA WALKING POSTS.”
And if that weren’t amazing enough, check out their Shiart collection of Shia’s mug in place of religious icons. [Shiantology]
Amazing. This has inspired us to come up with some new celebrity-based religions. Keep reading »
Several tabloids this week did Michael Jackson tribute issues, which is to be expected. But there’s so much other trashy celebrity drama that we need to catch up on! We’ve practically forgotten all about Jon and whatsherface or Rihanna and so-and-so. I never thought I’d say this, but I kinda need more diverse hubbub in my life (no offense MJ), so thank goodness this week hit a few of our favorite drama mongers. Keep reading »
Know what 54-year-old designer Donna Karan loves? “Music, DJin’, dancing, partys going out!” She’s also a fan of “just having a laugh and having it easy no worries!” Or so says the most recent issue of Women’s Wear Daily parody WWWD.
In their Man Issue, released this week, WWWD delves into deep issues ranging from the size of Shia LaBeouf’s package (“beyond inadequate,” for the record), to whether or not rappers Pharell Williams and Kanye West are super into each other in the biblical sense. It’s questions like these, my friends, that need answering as the financial markets crash around us and the recent loss of your job forces you to trade in your apartment for an abandoned refrigerator box, stealing a wireless signal just to get access to The Frisky.
Check out the issue here and a few more of our highlights after the jump. Keep reading »