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Shia LaBeouf Update…

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

CELEBRITY NEWS

DA: LaBeouf won’t be charged in crash

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shia LaBeouf will not be charged with drunken driving for his involvement in a traffic accident that badly injured his hand, but could have his license suspended because sheriff’s officials said he refused a breathalyzer test.

 

There was “insufficient evidence” to charge LaBeouf with drunken driving, Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said Thursday. She said prosecutors are mulling charges against two other people involved in the July collision, but could not provide further details.

 

“Shia is most happy that he will not have to go to court,” said his attorney, Michael Norris.

 

LaBeouf was arrested July 27 after an early morning crash that injured his hand and sent him to a hospital for several days. Sheriff’s deputies said later that LaBeouf was not at fault in the accident, which occurred in West Hollywood.

 

The “Transformers” actor faces a traffic hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles that could see his driver’s license suspended for up to nine months, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said Thursday.

 

That hearing was scheduled for Friday. But Norris said he doubts the hearing will take place then, and doesn’t think the actor will lose his license.

 

“I anticipate that once we do have the opportunity to litigate the matter at the DMV that his license will not be suspended,” Norris said. The DMV hearing is not a court hearing and is not open to the public, Norris said.

 

Whitmore reiterated what police said the day after the crash: that LaBeouf showed signs of being impaired the morning of the crash, but refused a breathalyzer test.

 

“The physical signs led to the arrest,” Whitmore said, adding that the department respects the district attorney’s decision.

 

A spokeswoman for LaBeouf had no comment Thursday.

 

The crash occurred during a busy summer for LaBeouf, who costarred in the fourth installment of the “Indiana Jones” films and was filming a “Transformers” sequel.

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Shia LaBeouf Update…

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Shia LaBeouf’s hand ‘crushed’ in accident

Lawyers say the actor still runs risk of complications and infection
The Associated Press
Aug. 1, 2008

LOS ANGELES – Shia LaBeouf’s hand was “crushed” in the wreck that flipped his truck last weekend, and he still runs the risk of infection and other complications after a four-hour surgery, his lawyer said Friday.

 

The 22-year-old actor was injured in a late-night crash last Sunday in West Hollywood that authorities have since said was the fault of the other driver. The statement from lawyer Michael Norris said the driver may have been speeding and not paying attention.

 

LaBeouf was hospitalized and cited for drunken driving in the wreck, the impact of which flipped his truck after he tried to make a left turn around 3 a.m.    (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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Shia LaBeouf Update…

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

BREAKING NEWS

Shia LaBeouf might not have caused collision, Sheriff’s Department says

 

 

LaBeouf’s overturned truck at La Brea and Fountain in Hollywood 

 

The other car involved in a West Hollywood traffic accident was cited for running a red light. LaBeouf, however, was cited for misdemeanor drunken driving.

 

By Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
July 29, 2008

 

Actor Shia LaBeouf may not have been at fault in a Sunday morning accident that led to his arrest on drunk driving charges, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

 

The accident on the corner of La Brea and Fountain avenues in West Hollywood left the Indiana Jones actor and two other people injured. [NOTE: With LaBeouf was Isabel Lucas, a 23-year-old Australian actress who plays a supporting role in the ‘Transformers’ sequel ‘Revenge of the Fallen,’ according to a person close to the movie’s production who asked not to be named. Lucas was uninjured.]

 

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said the investigation suggests that another driver may have run a red light, hitting LaBeouf’s truck. That driver was cited at the scene for running a red light.

 

LaBeouf made a left turn and collided with an oncoming car about 2:30 a.m. The actor’s Ford F-150 pickup truck rolled over in the crash.

 

LaBeouf injured his left hand and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for surgery, according to Sgt. Kristin Aloma of the sheriff’s West Hollywood station. LaBeouf’s passenger and the other driver, both women, were treated for minor injuries and released from Cedars.

 

LaBeouf, 22, “was exhibiting obvious signs of intoxication,” Aloma said. He was cited for misdemeanor drunken driving instead of felony drunken driving because the injuries suffered by the others were minor, she explained.

 

LaBeouf has not been arraigned on the drunk driving charge.

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Shia LaBeouf Arrested for DUI…

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

BREAKING NEWS

‘Indiana Jones’ star Shia LaBeouf arrested for DUI

 

 

From the Associated Press
July 27, 2008

 

LOS ANGELESShia LaBeouf was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Sunday after an early morning wreck in which the Indiana Jones star injured his hand and knee, authorities said.

 

LaBeouf was trying to make a left turn at a West Hollywood intersection around 3 a.m. when his pickup collided with another vehicle, rolling the truck over, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Wolf said.

 

“It was immediately apparent to officers responding on the scene that LaBeouf was intoxicated and he was subsequently placed under arrest,” Wolf said.

 

Wolf said LaBeouf was booked then released for misdemeanor DUI. The 22-year-old actor was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was being treated for injuries to his left hand and a knee, as well as a minor head injury, Wolf said.

 

A woman passenger in LaBeouf’s truck and the driver of the other vehicle were not seriously injured. Wolf did not know the identities of the woman or the other driver.

 

The cause of the crash remained under investigation, Wolf said. Two attorneys listed for LaBeouf did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press on Sunday; neither did two publicists for the actor.

 

The accident occurred when LaBeouf, who was headed northbound on La Brea Avenue, tried to turn onto Fountain Avenue, Wolf said. The intersection is the location of “High Voltage,” the tattoo parlor where the TLC reality show LA Ink is filmed.

 

LaBeouf starred in last year’s summer smash hit Transformers, and this year appears opposite Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

 

LaBeouf has had previous brushes with the law, but until now they’d been relatively harmless — to the degree that they only served to reinforce his image as a Hollywood good guy with an edge.

 

A drunken confrontation with guards at a Walgreens in Chicago late last year led to misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges. Arresting police in that incident noted that LaBeouf was “very courteous and polite,” and the charge was dropped because the drug store didn’t want to pursue the matter.

 

In a lighthearted retelling of the incident to David Letterman on the Late Show, LaBeouf said: “Drinking and driving is one thing, but drinking and shopping … it’s just as bad.”

 

LaBeouf was separately cited in February for smoking where he shouldn’t in Burbank, but a judge later dismissed the charge.

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UPDATE

 

The intersection of LaBrea and Fountain, by chance, is only a block from my home, so I couldn’t resist taking some photos of the scene. This intersection happens to be one of those dreaded “photo enforced” traffic lights so perhaps they were able to get photos of the accident. Below are two photos taken by me at 10 am this morning. (click on image to enlarge)

 

The intersection of LaBrea and Fountain, Hollywood

 

Residue from this mornings accident

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Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Indiana Jones

and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

 

Shia LaBeouf and Harrison Ford in the latest Indiana Jones epic

 

Direction: Steven Spielberg. Screenplay: David Koepp; story by George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson. Cast: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, Igor Jijikine, Alan Dale

 

 

by Allan R. Ellenberger

 

After reading the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull reviews coming out of Cannes, my expectations for Steven Spielberg’s latest effort were considerably lowered. But I shouldn’t have worried. Overall, the fourth installment in the Indiana Jones saga delivers the goods.

 

The film’s late-1950s time period is identified in the opening sequence as a teenage hot-rod drag race takes place on screen while Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog” plays over the soundtrack. From then on, true to the original, the action is nonstop.

 

 

At first, our hero is kidnapped by communists headed by Cate Blanchett donning a black pageboy and doing what sounds like a bizarre “Natasha” impersonation. In the following twenty minutes, Spielberg and screenwriter David Koepp (George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson received “story” credit) put Indy through shoot-outs, car crashes, and an atom bomb in the Nevada desert. And that’s only for starters.

 

Harrison Ford, of course, is Indiana Jones. What else can be said? Age was never an issue while watching him on the screen, though references — mostly by Shia LaBeouf — are made about it. A Spielberg favorite of late, LaBeouf plays well the role of a knife-wielding, motorcycle-riding Marlon Brando clone.

 

As a plus, it was good to see the return of Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, the role she originated in Raiders of the Lost Ark back in 1981. (Marion has a secret for Indy that you can see coming from a mile away.) John Hurt, as a loony archeologist; Ray Winstone, as a spy who you are never sure on whose side he is; and Jim Broadbent, in what amounts to a cameo, round out the cast.

 

Kingdom of the Crystal Skull also offers brief homages to characters played in previous installments by Denholm Elliott and by Sean Connery — who reportedly turned down appearing in this sequel.

 

Indiana Jones billboard on Times Square 

 

Much has been written about the film’s special effects, which indeed are outstanding despite a swordfight during a jungle chase that failed to impress. Nearly everything else, however, is top-notch, including water falls, giant fire ants, attacking monkeys, and aliens in Peru, just to name a few. That said, in regard to the Crystal Skull of the title, one patron was overheard complaining in the lobby that said object looked like a “piece of plastic filled with Saran Wrap.”

 

Notwithstanding its shortcomings, this latest episode is loyal to the spirit of the franchise and will likely please most fans. And be sure not to miss the reference to the series’ first film. Like everything else in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it goes by very quickly.

  

NOTE: My review for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull originally appeared on the Alternative Film Guide site on Monday, May 19. See it HERE.

 

 

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