Over the weekend, I read this bitchy report from The Daily Mail – they claimed that after Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf split, Carey had moved out of Shia’s mansion and was “slumming it” at a cheap Best Western in LA while she completed work on Drive, the film that she’s doing with Ryan Gosling. The point of The Mail’s piece was “Isn’t it pathetic that an Oscar-nominated actress would choose budget lodgings?” Well, anyway, last night Carey attended the Hollywood Film Awards, and she confirmed the Best Western report in her standard adorable way, and she also pretty much confirmed that she and Shia are over:
Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf have said goodbye to their romance, PEOPLE has confirmed. The Transformers star and the Never Let Me Go actress, who were first linked in August 2009 after being spotted kissing at a New York restaurant, called it quits “some time ago,” according to sources.
Since the split, Mulligan has been in Los Angeles shooting the indie film Drive, opposite Ryan Gosling. She checked in to the Best Western Hollywood Hills Hotel for a few days while the film shot nearby.
“I don’t know why people are so down on the Best Western,” Mulligan joked to PEOPLE at Monday’s Hollywood Film Awards in L.A., where she presented her Never Let Me Go costar Andrew Garfield with an award. “They have the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had.”
The hotel is known for its 101 Coffee Shop, which was featured in 1996′s Swingers and is a popular late night diner for young Hollywood.
“I don’t know why people are so down on the Best Western.” I love that. And hey, it could totally be worse: she could be staying at the Chateau Marmont, you know? She’s young, she’s cool, she’s working hard – why not spend your time in comfortable accommodations on a budget? Sidenote: did anyone read her profile in the October Vogue? She also proudly takes public transport in whatever city she’s in. When Warren Beatty found out she was taking the bus to meetings, he offered to chauffeur her around town too. How could you not? I would offer her a ride too.
Written by Kaiser
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