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Shia LaBeoufShia Labeouf will not attend the Nymphomaniac premiere in New York.

The troubled actor reportedly has a "scheduling conflict" that will see him absent from the screening of the erotic film at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) next Thursday, the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column reports.

Though he is blaming a scheduling conflict, the 27-year-old actor has been vocal about a desire to "retire" from the public eye after he was accused of plagiarizing author Daniel Clowes' graphic novellas, Justin M. Damiano, for his short film HowardCantour.com.

Taking to Twitter earlier this year, he wrote, "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life."

Shia made headlines in February when he stormed out of a Nymphomaniac press conference in Berlin after quoting French former soccer player Eric Cantona before arriving on the red carpet for the film's German premiere wearing a paper bag on his head that said, "I am not famous anymore."

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Charlotte GainsbourgCharlotte Gainsbourg is considering quitting acting because she is finding it difficult ageing on screen.

The 42-year-old singer-and-actress - who has three children with partner Yvan Attal - finds it "distressing" to see how her looks have changed and knows she needs to "make peace" with the changes if she doesn't want to give up her career.

"I don't like aging and I can see it happening. I find it very distressing. Movies are getting hard for me. I don't want to be embarrassed by my appearance when I see myself on film. So I don't have a choice really, either I make peace with the fact that I'm aging and that my face is getting harsher, or I don't and I quit acting."

The Nymphomaniac star always thought the anxiety she experienced turning 40 would have abated by now: "I find it truly horrible, this between two ages thing - neither too old but no longer young either. I thought turning 40 was the peak, the epitome of horror, but it doesn't get better. The decline doesn't stop. I used to think only attractive people suffered from this, but I can assure you plain women like me - although I don't think I'm ugly - suffer quite hard."

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Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf wanted to wear a penis cam for Nymphomaniac.

The 27-year-old actor - who plays Jerome in the risque drama about a woman's erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 - asked director Lars Von Trier if he could put a filming device on his manhood while shooting the sex scenes to give viewers the "full experience."

"Shia had wanted Von Trier to put a camera on his penis while filming, so that audiences could have the full experience," a source told The New York Post.

However, the cheeky close-up would have been too much for the audience and his co-stars, so the idea was scrapped.

Meanwhile, it is believed the star's recent antics - including showing up to the film's premiere wearing a paper bag over his head and pulling his own tooth out to get into his role for Fury - could be costing him potential parts in upcoming movies. However, insiders insist his erratic behaviour is all part of a "performance art" hoax. "Everyone who knows Shia is in on the joke. It's all part of an act," the source said.


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Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf wore a brown paper bag over his head to the German premiere of his new movie.

The 27-year-old actor, who announced he was retiring from "all public life" last month, refused to show his face at a red carpet screening of Nymphomaniac in Berlin on Sunday night. He cut two eye holes into the bag and wrote the words "I'm Not Famous Anymore" in black capital letters on it before placing it over his head and attending the event in a dapper tuxedo, according to gossip website TMZ.com.

The Transformers star was clearly eager to make a statement just an hour after storming out of a press conference for the movie. When asked if it was uncomfortable filming sex scenes for the movie, Shia let his co-star Stacy Martin answer first. After hesitating for a moment, the dishevelled-looking star, who was missing a bottom tooth, then quoted retired French soccer player Eric Cantona's famous words to answer unwanted media attention: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much."

He then walked off stage much to the amusement of Stacy.


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Takers DVDHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Animal Kingdom: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Buried: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Death Race 2: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Freakonomics: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Jack Goes Boating: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Lebanon: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Naked Kiss: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Paper Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Shock Corridor: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Stone: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Takers: DVD, Blu-ray

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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Warrior's Way (R): starring Jang Dong-gun, Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston (directed by Sngmoo Lee)
  • The Assistants* (NR): starring Joe Mantegna, Jane Seymour, Stacy Keach (directed by Steve Morris)
  • All Good Things* (R): starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (directed by Andrew Jarecki)
  • Bhutto* (NR): (directed by Jessica Hernandez, Johnny O'Hara)
  • Black Swan* (R): starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel (directed by Darren Aronofsky)

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Eat Pray Love DVDHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Beauty and the Beast (Two-Disc Diamond Edition): DVD
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman: Blu-ray
  • The Disappearance of Alice Creed: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Eat Pray Love: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Expendables: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Family that Preys: Blu-ray
  • The Hunting Party: Blu-ray
  • I'm Still Here: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Metropolis: Blu-ray
  • Strictly Ballroom (Special Edition): DVD
  • Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion: Blu-ray
  • Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail: Blu-ray
  • Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married: Blu-ray
  • The Winning Season: DVD

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Joaquin Phoenix’s I’m Still Here is still making waves, and most movie reviewers are still scratching their heads. Phoenix scored plenty of huge headlines when he purportedly walked away from his acting career to pursue rap, but it was his David Letterman appearance that really got people talking.

Ben Stiller famously impersonated Phoenix at the Oscars, appearing on stage in a full beard to poke fun at Joaquin’s rugged look. But Phoenix says that Stiller, along with several others who appeared in the pseudo-documentary, was in on the joke.

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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Due Date (R): starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan (directed by Todd Phillips)
  • For Colored Girls (R): starring nika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson (directed by Tyler Perry)
  • Megamind (PG): starring Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey (directed by Tom McGrath)
  • 127 Hours* (R): starring James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Kate Mara (directed by Danny Boyle)
  • Beneath the Dark* (NR): starring Josh Stewart, Jamie-Lynn Sigler (directed by Chad Feehan)

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Toy Story 3Here are some of the options available this week:

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai: Blu-ray
  • Centurion: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • The Goonies (25th Anniversary Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Highlander: Blu-ray
  • Highlander 2: Blu-ray
  • Once Fallen: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Sound of Music (45th Anniversary Edition): DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Toy Story 3: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • White Christmas: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Wiz: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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