Talk about the last person you want in your corner!
Disgraced actor Mel Gibson, you know, the guy who unleashed a storm of anti-Semitic remarks during his 2006 DUI, then repeatedly used the N-word while violently disparaging his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in secret audio recordings?
Yeah. That guy.
Well, he’s saying this week that he can sympathize with what Shia LaBeouf is going through right now. Mel explained in an interview how Shia’s series of bad behavior is really just the media’s fault!
Gibson broke down what it’s like to be famous, saying:
He's making progress!!
July 4th is the first holiday Shia LaBeouf has had to face, since beginning his journey in AA early last week…
And we're super proud he's sticking with his sober commitment, even with all the weekend BBQ temptations.
The Transformers star was snapped with his blue Alcoholics Anonymous book on Friday, making his way to a local meeting.
He looked a bit haggard but determined to deal with his addiction demons, head on.
Hopefully he stays on this path for the rest of his life, because he's clearly doing better without the bottle!
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Well, we knew he had experimented with acid, but that was just a one time thing!
So, it seems that Shia LaBeouf's recent arrest while in New York City, when he basically had a huge breakdown/screaming tantrum at Cabaret, might NOT have been due to booze!
Hmm… and yet, the Nymphomaniac actor is currently getting treatment for alcohol. So what gives?
Perhaps AA is just a first step, since new information suggests his breakdown was allegedly caused by a mixture of alch AND drugs!
Not just any drug, however, it was apparently ecstasy!
We're so glad that Shia LaBeouf is voluntarily seeking the help he needs!
Shia was seen leaving what is believed to have been an AA meeting in El Lay on Wednesday!
We reported earlier how although the ex-Transformers star was not entered into rehab despite some reports, and that he was going to AA meetings and seeking treatment for an alcohol addiction following his arrest in NYC!
We're glad that Shia is taking a serious step towards fighting this addiction. Recovery is never an easy road, but we're supporting him all the way!
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]
This is absolutely BRILLIANT!
Shia LaBeouf may have gotten arrested while shouting obscenities during a performance of Cabaret in New York City, but it seems like he's not banned from all of Broadway!
In fact, the cast of 50 Shades! The Musical Parody extended an open invite to the Nymphomaniac star to come see their play!
They figured that since Shia likes to get "rough in the theater" their play would be PERFECT for him… Seeing as it's a parody based on 50 Shades of Grey which is, ya know, full of S&M and bondage and all that stuff.
How perfect! Now that the former Transformers actor has seen the ending of Cabaret, thanks to Liza Minnelli's agent, we think this is the PERFECT next step in his theater education!
Ch-ch-check out their HIGHlarious open letter to Shia…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
UPDATE: Shia LaBeouf's rep has confirmed that reports that he entered rehab are false, and that he is indeed suffering from an alcohol addiction and seeking treatment for it.
He's still roaming free!
Shia has not checked himself into rehab, despite earlier reports…
But he HAS started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in LA!
It was speculated the Transformers actor admitted himself into a treatment facility late yesterday afternoon — but when the news broke, he was actually spotted out in El Lay, and again today, stopping for a coffee before an AA meeting.
The star was caught holding a blue book with the words "Alcoholics Anonymous" in bold gold lettering across the binding, so his problem with booze isn't under lock and key anymore.
Definitely no rehab, but AA could be a step in the right direction…
His next court date is scheduled for July 24, so he has a ample amount of time to get it together.
But now we ask U…
Do U Think Shia LaBeouf Needs Rehab???
Shia LaBeouf is allegedly seeking some professional health after having a pretty controversial week that left us scratching our head in disbelief of his actions!
Recent reports claim that he checked into a Hollywood rehab facility today following his recent trip to NYC, which involved him getting kicked out of a performance of Cabaret, getting arrested, getting kicked out of a restaurant for urinating in a parking lot, and picking a fight with someone outside of a strip club!
We had speculated that there might be a deeper underlying cause for his erratic behavior, and this new report may confirm our suspicions.
All in all, we sincerely hope that this Transformers star is getting the help he needs! This would definitely be a first step in the right direction for him.
[Image via Instagram.]