UPDATE: It looks as if Shia may not may not be blamed for the accident after all.
As mentioned on VIP Breakdown earlier today, actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested Sunday morning after a DUI-related accident in Los Angeles.
The 22-year-old was taken to Cedars-Sinai around 3 a.m. where he underwent surgery for injuries to his left hand. (He also received minor injuries to his head and knee.) A female passenger from his car and the female driver from the other vehicle were treated and released. (Video of LaBeouf’s overturned vehicle can be seen after the jump.)
In a statement, the star’s rep said Shia’s status would prevent him from immediately returning to work:
“Attorneys for Mr. LaBeouf confirm that an automobile accident involving an additional party occurred early morning in Los Angeles on July 27, 2008. Shia is currently recovering from extensive hand surgery with plans to return to work on the set of Transformers 2 within one month. No further comment will be issued at this time.”
Read More | E! Online
UPDATE: No charges will be filed against Bale for the July 20 incident.
Is Christian Bale as dark off-camera as the characters he plays on screen?
According to Britain’s The Sun, the actor was arrested by police in London earlier today after reportedly assaulting his mother and sister at the Dorchester Hotel on Sunday. That is where Christian has been staying since arriving for Monday’s premiere of The Dark Knight. Although the two women reported the incident to police yesterday, officers chose to wait until after the red carpet affair before speaking to Bale.
It is customary in England for police to arrest someone before he has been questioned in connection to a crime. Since the 34-year-old has not yet been charged, a department spokesman could not specifically name Christian in the official statement:
“A 34-year-old man attended a central London police station this morning by appointment. He was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault. He currently remains in custody.”
Bale is next scheduled to be in Spain on Thursday for the Barcelona premiere.
Read More | The Sun
This year’s ‘It’ boy has just surpassed another noteworthy milestone on his rise to stardom: the drunken arrest.
The star of Disturbia, Surf’s Up and Transformers was detained early this morning in The Windy City after refusing to leave a Walgreens. A security guard, believing Shia LeBeouf to be drunk, told Shia to exit the store. The Chicago Police Department was then asked to step in when the actor refused to cooperate. (Apparently he’s not used to taking instruction from someone other than a director.) LeBeouf - who was reportedly ‘very courteous and polite’ with authorities - posted bail after being detained for several hours. He is scheduled to appear in court on November 28 for misdemeanor criminal trespassing.
Interestingly enough, the actor held off celebrating his 21st birthday last June because of his work on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. LeBeouf told Vanity Fair he wanted to finish the Indy project before taking a sip. “People say, ‘What are you doing for your 21st birthday, Shia?’ And I’m like, ‘I’m making an Indiana Jones movie.’ What’s better than that?” (The movie is currently in post-production, so it appears he may have been a man of his word.)
And while news of a young male star slipping up is hard to come by these days, I found today’s celeb arrest to be mildly disappointing. Seriously—who hasn’t been kicked out of a store when they were 21?
Read More | TMZ
Less than forty-eight hours after her well-publicized DUI arrest, Lindsay Lohan was photographed by paparazzi early Monday morning after another apparent night of partying. In the pictures, Lohan looks decidedly worse for wear and very much partied out. Wearing a gray hoody, 20-year-old Lohan was spotted slumped in the passenger seat of a car, mouth hanging open, passed out. Lindsay’s current tabloid-worthy behavior (she was arrested for DUI Saturday night, and reports say that an “usable amount” of a substance being labeled as “probably cocaine” was found somewhere in the vehicle) seems at odds with her recent image-boosting activities. Lohan signed on to join Alcoholics Anonymous after a stint in rehab for substance abuse problems…though, judging from recent activities, none of this has helped much.
Read More | Yahoo News
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