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‘Sweet Dreams’ Director Lije Sarki on Sobriety, Softball and Johnny Knoxville’s Dramatic Turn

Paramount Pictures hosted a ‘Friends & Family’ screening for its new Johnny Knoxville-starrer Sweet Dreams at L.A.’s Laemmle Royal on April 1. Even with a handful of comedians in the building and a date that coincided with April Fool’s Day, the world premiere of filmmaker Lije Sarki’s recovery-centered softball dramedy was no joke. The scene […]

Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Faces Uphill Battle for Mega Deal: “Just No Way to Position This Movie”

NBCUniversal chief content officer Donna Langley was there. So was Sony head Tom Rothman. Bob Iger was one of the few Hollywood heavyweights who couldn’t make it, but at least he had a good excuse, still in the midst of a vicious proxy battle with investor Nelson Peltz. The event: The grand unveiling of Megalopolis, the […]

Shia LaBeouf Ex FKA Twigs on Alleged Abuse: “Changes the Whole of Your Nervous System”

FKA Twigs is speaking up about the long-lasting effects of abuse. The singer-songwriter said this week that “being abused changes the whole of your nervous system” when speaking about her allegations against former partner Shia LaBeouf. Twigs, born Tahliah Barnett, accused LaBeouf of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress in 2021. After several […]

David Mamet Slams “Wokeism” and Praises Shia LaBeouf to Bill Maher: “I’ve Never Worked with a Greater Actor in My Life”

On the heels of news that Shia LaBeouf has been confirmed by the Catholic Church, the actor has just been anointed by David Mamet as “magnificent,” with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter and director saying “I’ve never worked with a greater actor in my life.” Mamet praised LaBeouf during a wide-ranging conversation with Bill Maher on […]

Shia LaBeouf Confirmed Into Catholic Church, Considers Becoming a Deacon

Shia LaBeouf has been received into the Catholic Church after taking the sacrament of confirmation, and is reportedly considering becoming a deacon. The Catholic News Agency reports that the Transformers star was confirmed Sunday by Bishop Robert Barron of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota. “We are thrilled to share that our dear friend Shia LaBeouf has fully entered […]

Shia LaBeouf Talks David Mamet, Career Struggles and Sobriety in Impromptu Parking Lot Interview

The scene outside Venice’s Electric Lodge on a recent Sunday night could easily have been mistaken for a film premiere. There was a red carpet, a swarm of autograph hounds waiting in the parking lot with stacks of laminated photos in hand, and throngs of well-wishers waiting to congratulate a movie star on a performance […]

David Mamet’s ‘Henry Johnson,’ Featuring Shia LaBeouf in His Stage Debut, Extends Run

Shia LaBeouf’s stage debut in the world premiere of David Mamet’s Henry Johnson is extending its run. The play, directed by The L Word: Generation Q showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan, will now close on Oct. 7 — two weeks after its original four-week run was expected to conclude on Sept. 24 — at The Electric Lodge in Venice, […]

Shia LaBeouf-Starrer ‘Padre Pio’ From Abel Ferrara to Open Mammoth Film Festival (Exclusive)

The Mammoth Film Festival is set to open with Shia LeBeouf’s Padre Pio, Abel Ferrara’s historical drama that debuted at Venice. Ferrara’s latest feature has LeBoeuf playing an Italian friar who rose to prominence at a time when fascist powers began to take over Italy. Padre Pio also stars Asia Argento, Marco Leonardi and Christina […]

Sandra Seacat, Actress and Beloved Acting Coach, Dies at 86

Sandra Seacat, the actress and influential acting coach who as a Lee Strasberg disciple taught the craft to the likes of Laura Dern, Mickey Rourke, Harvey Keitel, Common, Andrew Garfield, Michelle Williams and many others, has died. She was 86. Seacat died Tuesday of natural causes in Santa Monica, family friend and publicist Stan Rosenfield […]

If Hollywood’s a High School, Who’s in the Drama Club? The Chess Club? The Hellfire Club?

Drama Club The Don’t Worry Darling gang Much like the film itself, a psychological thriller set in a Mad Men-era utopia, the PR campaign for Don’t Worry Darling saw a web of cracks undermine a picture-perfect facade. The internet obsession of late summer consisted of a series of mysteries: Was original co-star Shia LaBeouf fired […]

#MeToo, Five Years Later: No One’s Fully Returned From “Cancellation” — No, Not Even Louis C.K. (Analysis)

Amid the torrent of accusations leveled against powerful Hollywood men in the frenzied first few months of the #MeToo era, industry observers often shared the same jaded expectation. Short of arrest or indictment, the thinking went, the accused would be back on their feet after a brief time-out and a few memory-cleansing news cycles, carrying […]

Shia LaBeouf Responds to Olivia Wilde’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Counterclaims: “It Is What It Is”

No stranger to controversy, Shia LaBeouf kicked up a media frenzy when — ahead of Don’t Worry Darling’s Sept. 5 world premiere at the Venice Film Festival — he released a trove of texts and a video from director Olivia Wilde in an effort to disprove Wilde’s claims of having fired him from the film. […]