Shia LaBeouf Says Brad Pitt's "Not A Motherf***er," Helped Him Find God

Posted on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 7:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

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Shia LaBeouf is seriously NO BULLSH*T. He may have been bullsh*t before, but he isn't now ... and he's doing lots and lots of press to prove it.

The actor spoke with film god Elvis Mitchell for Interview magazine and Elvis got the notorious bad ass to actually open up a little ... starting by having Shia admit he's been "running" from himself his whole life and that he's been "going through an existential crisis."

So that's a start ... but LaBeouf, the star of the upcoming film Fury, with Brad Pitt, also opened up about finding God, with the help of his co-stars:

    "I found God doing Fury. I became a Christian man, and not in a f***ing bullshit way - in a very real way. I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me. I had good people around me who helped me. Brad [Pitt] was really instrumental in guiding my head through this. Brad comes from a hyper-religious, very deeply Christian, Bible Belt life, and he rejected it and moved toward an unnamed spirituality. Whereas [Fury writer-director] David [Ayers] is a full subscriber to Christianity. But these two diametrically opposed positions both lead to the same spot, and I really looked up to both men."

LaBeouf told Elvis that, despite the media's portrayal of Brad as a good-looking, but not-so-amazing actor, that they've all got it wrong:

    "People don't know this about Brad: He's a very thoughtful actor. That's not a motherf***er who just shows up and does the job. He puts a lot in, so you get a lot out. He's hard on himself, very hard."

Shia also says Ben Affleck tried to help him way back in 2003 after seeing LaBeouf party too hard at a wrap party:

    "'[He told me] Keep your head on straight, kid, and don't let all this get to you. He knew that I had cameras in my face and that there were expectations to perform. I think that's always been my issue. I'm prone to theatrics in my life. Ben saw that I turned reality up to 11. I was a wild man at that wrap party. Ben saw that and was trying to curb it before it became an issue. He was unsuccessful."

But perhaps the craziest bit of info Elvis pulled out of Shia, was some dirt on the actor's dad. Read this quote and ask yourself if Shia doesn't seem to be implying his dad is his dealer ...

    "The only time my dad will ever talk to me is when I need him at work. He knows to pick up the Skype phone call, and he knows what I'm looking for. It's not to say 'Hey, Dad.' We manipulate each other. We service each other. I use him when I go to work. It's not a real conversation; it's just an excuse to rev up. He's the marionette puppeteer."

Daaaaang! Right?!

Still, Shia says he's just focused on getting his life on track and staying straight: "I'm trying to find a way to have some control over my actions, my behavior, my ideas, my thoughts, my path in life. But it's very new for me."


Blakey Lively And Hubby Ryan Reynolds Share Baby Bliss At NYC Charity Event

Posted on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 6:30am PDT       By X17 Staff

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Blake Lively and hubby Ryan Reynolds have got that lovin' feelin'!

A pregnant Blake showed off her growing baby bump at the Gabrielle's Angel Ball in New York, on Monday night, wearing a tight, pale yellow dress with plunging, jeweled neckline -- highlighting her awesome pregnancy cleavage and her adorable belly.

The couple celebrated their two-year anniversary just last month -- so it seems the pair are wasting little time getting a start on the big family they've both said they want.

Ryan recently told Canada's eTalk what he's thinking of for baby names: "On the plane over here I was trying to think of baby names. I don't want a name that's anything pretentious or, like, Hollywood-y. So I'm going with Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds…that's if it's a girl." When asked what he'd name a boy -- "Bruce Jenner," the actor laughed.

We can't WAIT to hear what they really choose ... and to see what this child, with amazing genes, will look like!


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Rihanna Wears Haute Couture Household Cleaning Gloves To Dinner

Posted on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 6:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Rihanna put on her best household cleaning gloves for dinner out in NYC, on Monday night. Kidding -- we're sure they're super-expensive leather gloves, straight off the runway ... but we're not fans.

And she kinda forgot her pants, right?

Still, we love us some RiRi even though girlfriend didn't exactly hit it outta the ballpark with this look. In addition to the dishwashing gloves, she wore a black swing coat with tights, black-and-white striped pumps and round, black-framed glasses, a la Carrie Donovan. At least her weave was ON POINT!


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Kim Kardashian Squeezes Her Rump Into Skintight Red Skirt

Posted on Mon Oct 20th, 2014 3:30pm PDT       By X17 Staff

We hate to say this, but Kimmy K looks much better from the side than from behind!

Kim Kardashian headed to the family office in Calabasas this morning, and North's mama looked fierce in a red pencil skirt, but her booty seemed dangerously close to splitting the zipper in the back!

The reality star was filming her E! show with stepdad Bruce Jenner, so it makes sense why she was all dolled up. The brunette beauty and the former Olympian stopped by the controversial Elizabeth Weinstock boutique, which specializes in exotic snakeskin handbags and accessories. It makes no sense to us why Kris Jenner's ex was tagging along for the trip, unless the rumors of his transitioning into a woman are true and he was on the hunt for a great purse. After the shopping excursion, the duo grabbed a bite at The Little Door in West Hollywood.

It's nice the 64-year-old is still a good sport about being on-camera considering all the criticism he's been getting lately!


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Katy Perry Tries To Hide Her New Red Locks

Posted on Mon Oct 20th, 2014 3:00pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Another day, another hair color! Mercurial singer Katy Perry may have been trying to hid her head under a beanie, but we couldn't help notice her newly red tresses -- and of course we dig the punky new style!

Flanked by one big security guard, the "Dark Horse" songstress was at the LAX airport wearing a plaid minidress, tights, combat boots and a leather motorcycle jacket. That's one sexy lady!

The "Hot and Cold" singer turns 29 later this week. Last week Katy tweeted that all she wanted was her name on the marquee of a Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Los Angeles. Ask and ye shall receive, KP! On Monday morning, the pizza palace put up a "Happy Birthday, Katy Perry" sign, and then a rep said the chain restaurant was planning on changing the marquees on all their California locations for the fun-loving birthday babe. That's what we call a California girl!

Apparently Shakey's also wants to name a pizza after Katy, and throw her a bday bash. Umm can we come?!


Gwen Stefani And Apollo Are So Cute Together It Makes Our Hearts Hurt

Posted on Mon Oct 20th, 2014 2:31pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Gwen Stefani got some quality time with her boys, hubby Gavin Rossdale and their three sons, Kingston, Zuma and baby boy Apollo. And while all her boys were out -- we of course had our eyes on baby boy Apollo. He's just so cute!

We love that the 7-month-old is dressed head-to-toe in Michael Jordan gear. Who knew Gwen was such a big basketball fan?! And who knew they made Air Jordan bibs?!

For the family outing, Gwen wore a casual pair of overalls, a white shirt and white cat eye sunglasses. Gavin donned an army green shirt and some casual black pants. Zuma and Kingston were outfitted in sporty numbers.

Why does this family always look so cool?!


Fergie Gets Her Sexy On As Hubby Josh Duhamel Is On Daddy Duty With Son Axl

Posted on Mon Oct 20th, 2014 11:55am PDT       By X17 Staff

Fergie's one hot mama! On Sunday, the sexy lady showed off her toned abs and her fit form when she posted pics from her latest music video shoot, "LA Love (La La)," in Los Angeles.

The "Fergalicious" songstress teased fans with a post of herself on a bus, wearing little more than a bikini.

Meanwhile her main man was busy doing some major daddy duty on Sunday. Football fan Josh Duhamel was carrying their supercute son Axl on some early morning errands. Both were decked out as Minnesota Vikings fans. Looks like they're excited for football season!

It's never too early to start getting them in football spirit!


Kris Jenner Addresses Rumors Bruce Is Transitioning To A Woman

Posted on Mon Oct 20th, 2014 11:10am PDT       By X17 Staff

Only Kris Jenner would publicly comment on her ex-husband's private matters on national television!

Kris Jenner appeared on Today to promote her new cookbook this morning, but conversation inevitably turned to her famous family, her divorce, and the rumors ex Bruce is transitioning into a woman.

"I think that at some point in your life you have to make a decision to do what's right for your family and the kids. I think that we decided to be grown-ups. We decided we're just better apart than we are together but we're still really good friends," the momager told host Hoda Kotb.

So what about the rumors her estranged husband is taking the steps to change genders? "It's silly. They've been saying that since the '70s," she explained. "They've been saying that since 1976. For me, that's not my experience with Bruce. He's a great guy. I love him. I don't know what he’s going through right now. I think he’s just very happy and I think every time he makes a change in his life -- whether it's emotional or physical or whatever he's doing -- somebody's going to comment on whatever look you have going on for the day," she added to ET.

Don't assume that the Kardashian family matriarch is upset about her former love moving on with her former best friend Ronda Kamihara, either. "I just want him to be happy. I don't care who he goes out with and I don't know who he's dating. He doesn't check in with me and give me a play-by-play. But it's his life and you just want the guy to be happy. He's still the father of two of my children and so we're friends," she confessed.

Sounds like a great cookbook! Wait…


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