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Look at me

Shia LaBeouf, star of Transformers and Disturbia, is the latest member of Young Hollywood acting out for the cameras.

shia labeoufToday on the red carpet for the Nymphomaniac Berlin premiere, he sported a bag over his head that read, “I am not famous anymore.”

He also walked out of the press conference and appeared to have lost both weight and a tooth.

Sounds a bit Lindsay Lohan-Miley Cyrus-Justin Bieberish, doesn’t it?

LaBeouf has lots of company right now, it’s true.  But if you look back at pics from days gone by — before there were ‘red carpet moments’ —

bee bearderFolks did even more bizarre stunts to get attention.

(Those are bees.)

Chris crossed

While catching up on my late night programming this morning, I saw that actor Chris Evans the guy in the Star Trek remake — was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

I could watch that.

But when I did, it wasn’t Captain Kirk at all.  It was Captain America from the new Avengers movie.

I had my superheroes — and my Chrises — all mixed up.

Chris Evans

Chris Pine








In my defense, the two do look a lot a like.  They’re even the same age (well, Chris Pine is one year older).  And they’ve both been seen on the big screen in a series of lighthearted romantic comedies before they buffed up for their bigger-than-life, save-the-planet roles.

Chris Evans was in The Nanny Diaries with his current Avengers co-star Scarlett Johansson (shown at left), and in What’s Your Number? with funny lady Anna Faris.

In his early days, Chris Pine romanced Anne Hathaway in Princess Diaries 2 and Lindsay Lohan in Just My Luck.

There’s a title for ya.

But seriously — would you have known the difference if I hadn’t given you a primer?  I mean, would you?  Really?

(Say no.  I need reassurance that my synapses are firing correctly.)

Warp speed

I know celebrities and regular people live in different worlds…

But do their clocks work differently, too?

Case in point: Lindsay Lohan.

She was recently sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating the terms of her probation. Last night at nine she checked into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynnwood, California…and promptly checked right back out at 1:30am.

Turns out 30 days in the real world is only 4.5 hours to the celebrity set.

I wonder if it works that way for everything.

On talk shows and interviews, actors are always bemoaning their long days on the set — sometimes 14-16 hours for some television shows and movies.  If they are using ‘regular people time’ (so we will be able to understand, bless our hearts), in celebrity terms they may actually only be working about….10 minutes.

Good work if you can get it.

A bit buggy

If the insect world has a ‘hot list,’ bed bugs are at the top.  They are the most talked about, Googled, and feared of the creepie crawlies.

(They’re like Lindsay Lohan…but with better spin control.)

So I was surprised to discover how under-utilized bed bugs have been in movies, television and books. Did we just realize how gross and scary these mattress mites are?

I can only find one movie featuring the critters on imdb.com — aptly titled “Bed Bugs” — and it’s a 17-minute short produced in 2006, years before the recent hysteria, seemingly fueled by a combination of increased international travel and  — shall we say — inconsistent hygiene.

But now that people are totally spooked — ripping back the sheets at the finest hotels and even checking theater seats for ‘lint that moves’ — I think it’s time to step up the infiltration of bed bugs in pop culture as well.

We need bed bugs as…

  • spokes critters on Hallmark greeting cards
  • cartoon villains on Saturday morning TV
  • main characters in children’s books
  • monsters in horror films — perhaps the next “Saw” movie?
  • or even as sidekicks for Ryan Seacrest.  (Hey — “American Idol” can’t get much worse, right?)

The possibilities are endless!  Everyone in the creative community can do their part.

(If only Lindsay’s career had as many avenues for success…)

Red handed

What does the color red mean to you?

If you look it up, red is associated with “energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.”

That’s a whole lotta meaning.

I like the way the color red pops.  You can put it against any other color, and it takes center stage.  That’s why it’s all over my apartment.  (I’m sure someone could psychoanalyze that to death.)

Well, today the color red is in the news, because celebrity jailbird Lindsay Lohan has returned to her original red hair now that she is out of rehab.  Her PR team has recommended the move to help signal to Hollywood that she is back and serious about her career.

Really?  All that from red hair?  I think that’s kinda hilarious.  Sure, red is a power color, and I think Lindsay looks good as a red head.  (I could be a bit biased in that area.)

But is Lindsay’s hair really the problem here?  Was being a platinum blond the driving force behind her bad behavior on and off the set?

I think we need to do a study on this.  It could be big.  It could change the entire landscape of the hair color industry.  Heck, if would mean some colors — like red — could rise to the top, and others fall away forever.

Just like Lindsay’s career.

Going native

Ever since I moved to New York City, I have prided myself on being ‘one of the nice ones.’

You know — the type of New Yorker who will gladly help out a tourist who needs directions or has a question…because it wasn’t that long ago that I was was of them.

But yesterday?  Things took a turn.  Because I was hanging out with a native New Yorker who has no such compulsion to play nice-nice.

I was doing some extra work on a new television show called “Lights Out” on FX Network.  We were filming outside the Pierre Hotel on the Upper East Side near Central Park.

Myself and Herbert — I’ve changed his name because I’m nicer than he is — were portraying press photographers outside the hotel, attempting to get pics of two heavyweight fighters as they entered the venue for a championship bout.

We were standing on the sidewalk for quite a while — one shot took most of the afternoon — so lots of tourists walking by asked us what we were filming.

My response?  “The show’s called ‘Lights Out.’  It’s new on FX Network.”

Herbert’s response?  “Lindsay Lohan’s rumored to be meeting her lawyers here.  We’re trying to catch her coming out for ‘Inside Edition.'”


“Queen Elizabeth has made an unannounced visit to the United States.  Rumor has it she’s inside.”

Evil.  But pretty darn funny.

But the time we had finished, I had joined in the fun, telling every tourist who walked by a different story.  I figured it wasn’t really lying; it was adding another layer to their vacation…and would make a great story when they got home.

That sounds like something a New Yorker would say.


Don’t go changin’

I don’t follow Miley Cyrus on Twitter, so I didn’t realize that she had shut down her account until I read the headline on PopEater.com.

On the surface, this could be a good thing.  A lot of celebrities today share way too much on Twitter.  It’s like they don’t realize everyone can read it. Case in point: Lindsay Lohan. I don’t follow her either, but the gossip sites love to report the personal crap she slings around as tweets. (Pick up your cellphone, Lindsay. The new package deals are quite affordable.)

But in Miley’s case, she closed her Twitter account because of her new boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth:

“FYI Liam doesn’t have a twitter and he wants ME to delete mine with good reason.”

Soon after, Miley disappeared.

If her boyfriend is the reason she left Twitter, that really bugs me.  Because this is probably just the first in a long line of things Miley will change because of a boy.

What’s next, Miley? Liam doesn’t like the way you wear your hair? Change it.  Doesn’t like the clothes you wear?  Change ’em.  Doesn’t like your friends?  Change ’em.

Look, Twitter obviously is not that important.  But if Miley liked having a Twitter account, who is Liam to tell her to shut it down?  Many celebrities use their accounts to publicize their albums or movies, public appearances, even their charity work.  Just because Liam doesn’t tweet doesn’t mean Miley has to give up her stake in this medium.

Girls — and yes, I am generalizing because it is often true — are so quick to compromise in relationships.  It starts with some little thing, and by the time the relationship is over, they are barely recognizable.

So, Miley, just say no.  Stand up for yourself.  Remember, relationships can — and should be — a two-way street.  Tweet if ya wanna.  If Liam really likes you, he’ll like the you that tweets.

I’m just saying…