Source – Alec Baldwin says he’s quitting public life and possibly leaving New York City in a new 5,000-plus word essay in New York magazine — as told to writer Joe Hagan.
“I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible,” Baldwin explained in the piece titled “Good-bye, Public Life.” “This is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.”
Now tell us how you really feel, Baldwin. And he does. The former “30 Rock” star touches upon — well pretty much everything — from his one-time MSNBC show, his many paparazzi run-ins and even his feud with Shia LaBeouf during the Broadway production of “Orphans.” Though he says he’s felt sorry for LaBeouf after his latest shenanigans, citing the “I Am Not Famous Anymore” bag.
To view Baldwin’s essay in it’s entirety, click here.
I don’t know what its like to be a celebrity. I don’t know what its like to have a camera shoved in my face everywhere I go. I don’t know what its like to have mine or my family’s privacy violated. There is a price for fame, and apparently the lengths the current generation of media are willing to go to in order to gain some inside knowledge is too much for some celebrities to handle. First there was Shia LaBeouf, who seems to have lost his mind and replaced it with a paper bag. Now it’s Alec Baldwin’s turn to shun the spotlight, the very spotlight that gave him his cushy New York home and the ability to move his new wife and child wherever he pleases. You’ll have to excuse me if I’m not dripping with sympathy, but there are far more people in far worse situations than Alec Baldwin. Unfortunately, we (myself included) are permanently fixated on celebrities in our culture. For the most part, celebrities are also fixated on the attention we give them. After all, what’s a movie star without their adoring fans paying to see his/her movie? What’s a rock star without their adoring fans paying to see his/her show? Now we’ve reached a point where celebrities want us to give them enough attention to be famous, but not so much where it effects their private lives. That’s a mighthy thin line, and we really have no way of walking across it without falling into chaos. So if celebrities really want to leave public life, then they should. Don’t put on an art exhibit. Don’t write a 5000 word essay for a major magazine publication. Just leave. I’m sure we’ll find someone new to fixate on.
Around here, whatever Amy Poehler says goes. So pick another hobby, Louis.
For someone who keeps saying he doesn’t want to be famous anymore, Shia LaBeouf sure does draw a lot of attention to himself. If you don’t want to be famous then just stop showing up to movie premiers. Or show up and blend into the background. Pretty much do anything except wear a paper bag over your head that says “I am not famous anymore”. I was a big Shia fan, but now he’s just getting annoying. Either make movies and count your money or leave everyone alone. If I may quote your most famous movie, Shia, if you don’t like that, well, that’s too damn bad!
Source – As if his numerous apologies weren’t enough, Shia LaBeouf has now written his message in the sky.
The 27-year-old actor hired a skywriting company to spell out in block letters ‘I AM SORRY DANIEL CLOWES’ in the skies above Los Angeles.
It follows a month of increasingly wordy apologies, following the Transformer’s star’s admitted plagiarism of the cartoonist’s graphic novel.
So profuse have the apologies become, that they could be considered to be making fun of his critics. Further complicating matters, some of Shia’s apologies seem to be plagiarized also.
‘You have my apologies for offending you for thinking I was being serious instead of accurately realizing I was mocking you,’ he tweeted on Tuesday, sounding more trite than contrite.
The tweet was similar to a May article in RedState.com in which a pro-life advocate mocked pro-choice supporters in nearly the same words.
He also apologized to the cartoonist using the same language employed by porn star Mr. Marcus after he was busted in 2012 for knowingly exposing co-stars to syphilis and also has cribbed apologies from Eliot Spitzer, Russell Crowe and Yahoo Answers, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The apologetic messages came after the actor earlier this month released his 12-minute short film HowardCantour.com starring Jim Gaffigan, but quickly pulled it after allegations of plagiarism arose.
What the hell is wrong with Shia LaBeouf? In this day and age, is plagiarizing the dumbest thing someone can do? If you plagarize there is a 1000% chance you’ll get caught. Anyone in the world can type in your script and see if it was used before. Which is probably exactly what happened. To make matters worse, he’s plagiarizing apologies and writing sky notes. Basically telling everyone to s his d and he doesn’t give a shit what everyone thinks. Perfect way to start the new year and change everyone’s already horrible opinion of you. Although I’m absolutely stealing the sky writing move for the next time I do something dumb. Semi power move.
You know what? I’m glad Shia LaBeouf stole this girl’s soul from her. People on bikes thinks they rule the road, and just because they’re bike is small enough to create a middle lane they think they can skip out on traffic. Because everyone else in a car or truck is having the time of their lives sitting in bumper to bumper traffic. Whenever I’m in heavy traffic I can’t wait to get home and call my parents to tell them about what an enjoyable experience it was. If I’m being honest, watching someone skip out on that traffic and zoom by me in the middle lane makes it that much worse. At least I can look over at the car next to me and know that that person is just as miserable as me.
After watching this video, I just feel bad for people who use this move now. I’m 99% sure Shia knows all this girl’s secrets and desires. All her wants and needs are now apart of him, and he owns her soul. If you think you’re gonna zip through traffic repercussion free while Shia LaBeouf is around you’re wrong. Dead wrong.
“What makes this film so entertaining is that its kind of insane.” Whenever a critic uses a line like that to describe a movie, I’m in. Charlie Countryman (formerly The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman) is the feature directorial debut of Swedish born Fredrik Bond. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf as title character Charlie Countryman, an American wanderer who gets caught up in the fascinatingly bizarre Romanian underworld. LaBeouf may be crazy, but he’s one hell of an actor, and with a supporting cast that includes Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, and Melissa Leo, this Indie film could surprise a lot of people. Charlie Countryman debuts with a limited release on November 15th.