Shia LaBeouf got his ass kicked in a drunken bar fight (update)

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There have been moments when I have really liked Shia LaBeouf. He has moments where he seems like a really cool guy – he gives good interviews, he’s really nice to his fans, and he’s actually one of the most talented actors of his generation. However, I’m really starting to get the feeling that he’s got an inner, raging douchebag yearning to break free. Little things – rude comments, immaturity, rumors about his disrespectful behavior to ex-girlfriend Carey Mulligan. I don’t know… I’ve kind of gone off of him. Anyway, I’m not sure how this story falls into my mixed Shia emotions, but it doesn’t sound good. Apparently, Shia was at a bar, and he either got cold-cocked by some dude who didn‘t like Shia‘s behavior, OR he got jumped for no reason…? Eh.

Shia LaBeouf was placed in handcuffs after a fight at a bar last night, but was eventually released … TMZ has learned.

It all went down at Mad Bulls Tavern in Sherman Oaks, CA. Sources at the bar tell TMZ, Shia is a frequent patron of the establishment. According to witnesses, he got a little rowdy and ended up getting punched in the face.

Sources close to Shia paint a different story — they say Shia was jumped on his way out of the bar. They say police arrived on scene shortly thereafter, cuffed everyone involved, and eventually let Shia go. Police have no record of any arrests being made.

Sources close to the actor say the security guard at the bar backed up Shia’s version of events.

[From TMZ]

I’m trying to think if I’ve ever gotten into a bar fight. I really did have to sit here for a second and try to remember! That’s not good, is it? I’ve gotten into little fights and big confrontations at parties, but not at a bar. One time I was talking smack about this girl at a party, and she overheard me and we almost came to blows, but my friend got in the middle. Ah, good times. So… what’s the verdict? Do we take Shia’s version of events at face value? My guess is that Shia was probably acting like an ass, but that the guy who hit him was probably over-reacting. Just because a kid has a smart-ass mouth, doesn’t mean you should engage him, you know?

UPDATE: Ugh, this story got more complicated. According to Radar, Shia was at his regular bar, Mad Bull’s Tavern, with “about 14 of his friends”. Shia had been at the bar for several hours when he and this dude got into it. Then, according to witnesses, “The guy was laughing at Shia and called Shia ‘a f**king fagot’. Shia shot back that he was going to ‘kick is f**king ass’. Shia then lunged but the other guy got the first punch in. He hit Shia hard in the face and split his lip.” A cop saw what went down and called for backup, and Shia and the dude were both handcuffed and asked if they wanted to press charges against each other, and both declined. The witness that Radar spoke to, Dee, says the bar staff calls Shia “the Unibomber” because he’s always got his hood up and glasses on, and Dee says Shia’s friends are “a bunch of a**holes. They are all in their early 20s and get loaded with him. [Shia] wasn’t jumped. The last time I saw him in there was three weeks ago and he was wasted, he started a fight and it turned into a group fight with 20 people involved. I don’t think the police came then. I got the hell out of there, it was nothing but trouble. Everyone was partying.” Ugh. Sounds like a pretty typical drunken bar fight.

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  1. carrie says:

    his look is awful on the pix and about this story, i don’t care: he’s not the first or last person on Earth to fight or not fight in a bar

  2. CJ says:

    I want to know why he’s wearing a $3 Army t-shirt with $300 jeans.

  3. jinni says:

    Why is this guy considered the “most talented actor of his generation” (this comment was not directed at you, Kaiser, just the general consensus people have about him)? I’ve seen him in “Disturbia”, “Transformer 1″,and “Holes” and I just don’t see it.

    To me he’s like Gretchen Mol, the mags and industry keep trying to sell him as the next big thing. I think that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going to end up being the best actor of his generation.

  4. vanessa says:

    I’d still hit it, I like the dirty boy look he has going on right now.

  5. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Yeah, I don’t get the hype about him. To me he is a B level actor that may grow to be really good or will just remain a great background actor but he can’t pull off being the lead in a movie. They tried it in Transformers and Disturbia and I was bored by him.

    I also second the opinion that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going to be the actor of his generation. He reminds me of Leonardo DiCaprio in alot ways and I’ll think he’ll end up being just as smart where as I think we’ll all forget about Shia. Anyone seen the last Shia movie … the wallstreet one … was he any good?

  6. Jacq says:

    @4: he looks like he’d reek of beer sweats!!

  7. gee_gee says:

    “One of the most talented actors of his generation”?????

    I don’t see it. Every performance is the same in every thing I have seen him in and it’s gotten old. Look, Shia’s character is running from something! Look, Shia’s character looks like an underdeveloped 14 year old! What a deeply nuanced performance.

    I just don’t see the talent. And he’s not even cute.

  8. kurtie says:

    Shia nice with his fans?? sorry but NO!!! he is a douchebag with fans!

  9. mrsodie2 says:

    Shia The Beef reminds me of that kid in my class who is all charm and politeness, who all the girls like, who’s on the student council, but behind the scenes hacks into the school’s computer and sells grades.

  10. bluhare says:

    ROL has an interview with the other guy and after reading it I’m more inclined to give LaBoeuf a pass on this one. But I hope he wasn’t allowed to drive himself home!

  11. LunaT says:

    I’m not down with fighting, but it’s not a shock that a young, drunk guy got in a fight with another guy after they’d been talking smack to each other.

    @Vanessa—I giggled a bit and I agree. Don’t know why I think he’s hot, but I do.

  12. Msshuffleupagus says:

    Those are some tight pants.

  13. Angel says:

    I like him. Hope he’s fine :)

  14. Hmmm says:

    I had no idea he was capable of growing a beard! That said, as for his acting talent- meh. Seriously, I don’t see the appeal.

  15. KellyBrynn says:

    i’ve had a crush on him since even stevens and met him the other day at my work.

    smelled like 10 kinds of cigarette hell and cursed like fuck was his most used word, but we chatted about the cannabis cup (he was about to go with kid cudi) and i still wanted to hit that like a house on fire.

    he was generally nice in the store (i can understand being a bit standoffish when your privacy is kinda non-existant) but i definitely could see the douche coming out if you added a little booze.

  16. normades says:

    That beer drinking is showing. He looks carby in the face. Team Carey

  17. ctkat1 says:

    First, so glad Carey Mulligan got away from him. She’s too talented, smart, and classy to be messed up with this idiot.

    Second, I think he is going to flame out. He’s trying to make himself into the sexy action hero guy, but I think Channing Tatum has a lock on the beefcake roles and Tom Hardy has a newly established lock on the more cerebral action star roles (and with “Drive”, perhaps Ryan Gosling). As for the hot guy meaty drama roles/quirky comedy roles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going to own that space, with an assist from Ryan Gosling, maybe Robert Pattinson (if he can break out), and all the British boys (Eddie Redmayne, Tom Sturridge, Aaron Johnson, etc.).

    Shia LeBeouf is edged out by actors with more talent, charisma, and character.

  18. JenJen says:

    I used to think he was a cute kid but now his upbringing is starting to show. Totally turned off by hearing he treated his girl poorly.

  19. Michelle says:

    I certainly don’t get the interest in him – especially after all the revelations he’s made about his rather sick relationship with his mother. I don’t know why any woman would be interested in man who loudly proclaims that his naked mother is the most perfect woman he has ever seen. Ew.

  20. Michelle says:

    http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/34789486.html

    “Probably the sexiest woman I know is my mother. She’s an ethereal angel. Nobody looks like that woman. If I could meet my mother and marry her, I would. I would be with my mother now, if she weren’t my mother as sick as that sounds.”

    Ugh, yucky.

  21. beanie says:

    He should be very careful with his drinking. His old man was a raging alcoholic and was homeless for a while. He was living with Shia, but in the garage I heard. Probably get’s combative when he is drinking.

  22. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Yeah, I remember that ‘Happy Mother’s Day, Oedipus’ moment. While I think it was a strangeand jokey comment that kind of got away from him, you gotta wonder why anyone would bother to say it in public.

  23. Chris says:

    Shai LaBiff. :)

    If I was in my 20s with millions of dollars and plenty of spare time on my hands I’d be partying up too. Team Rocket.

  24. StraightfromA says:

    He’s still hot to me (he’s quirky and smart and I actually dig that he loves his mom. I think his intent behind the comments is being misunderstood) but I am sending a super duper strength prayer to the Hollywood rainmakers (and his agent) that he isn’t the typical drunken, entitled, so-cal frat boy that makes my skin crawl.

    PS He looks pudgy and smelly here. No bueno.

  25. YvetteW says:

    I did not like him one iota in Wall Street 2. Thought he was boring as hell and way too little to be a leading man. Don’t get the interest in him at all.

  26. the_porscha says:

    For those who’ve seen his recent movies and don’t get the accolades he gets, you should see “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.” He can go a long way on the talent front for that movie alone. Completely changed my mind about him and his skills. He has them, he’s just burying them under piles and piles of Transformers money.

    Anyway, in reference to the story: He needs to go to AA. He’s made references before about not being able to have “just one” drink and getting rowdy when drunk… sounds like someone just needs to take the first step.

  27. B says:

    He’s always seemed like an egocentric douche to me. I’m not even a physical fighter, but something deep within has always wanted to punch the kid.

  28. sisi says:

    his upper arms are freakishly short in that third pic

  29. emma says:

    “he’s actually one of the most talented actors of his generation”

    Wait, what?! I think he’s talented enough but I wouldn’t actually label him anything like that. He’s alright and he works with directors that make him look alright and he gives similar performances.
    I like Shia though. He does seem to have some anger issues that he needs to get under control.

  30. Mari says:

    Ok, some of you may hate me for saying this, but, hey, I’m gonna say it anyway. He reminds me of a young Gerard Butler. Kinda floating through life, no real direction, drunken fights and whatnot.
    Hopefully, like Gerry, he can pull himself out of this hole.
    Good luck to him.

  31. I Choose Me says:

    Eh, I’d still hit and quit it. Speaking of my love JGL (I third the opinion that he’s the best actor of his generation…well, him and Ben Foster)I had a delish dream about him last night. Boy was I pissed when I had to wake up from that dream. It was just starting to get real interesting too. ;) Sigh. Looks like my crush ain’t going anywhere anytime soon.

  32. Anna says:

    Charlie Sheen Junior!!!!!!!!!!

  33. The Bobster says:

    I always thought this douche was blowing somebody, as he burst out of nowhere with little real talent behind him.

  34. craigc says:

    This guy is a little twerp!!

  35. ted says:

    HAHA you F***ING B*TCH you got knocked the F*CK out! Now go and cry your A$$ back to Disney Channel.