Shia Apologises

For the past month or so, LaBeouf has sent out a slew of apologies via Twitter: "I can't apologize enough. I'll always be sorry this happened. Trust is hard earned and I messed that up. #Gottadobetter" he wrote. "When I first received the allegations of plagiarism, I could not deny the facts. While the content was not identical, the subject matter was, " said Shia, adding "Mr. Clowes, I can only ask that you view my apology as a stepping stone toward repairing this misunderstanding between us. I'm sorry [...] This is not a publicity stunt."

The tweets were a little OTT but what Clowes did next took people's beliefs to the limit and directly contradicted his publicity denial. He hired a skywriter to write "I AM SORRY DANIEL CLOWES" in vapour in the sky over Hollywood, despite Clowes living in San Francisco. The final straw came when LaBeouf stole rapper Gucci Mane's tweet in order to explain himself: "Im addicted to lean & that s**t ain't no joke. I can barely remember all the things I've done & said. However there's no excuse 4 skywriting."

If you ever wanted a clearer image of what life inside Shia's head was like then just ask Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, who reflected on time spent with the star whilst filming The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Grint revealed he was astonished to watch the actor actually drop acid for real: "He smashed the place up, got naked and kept seeing this owl. If anything will make you not do drugs, it's watching that," he recalled, via The Guardian.

Rupert Grint
"He Kept Seeing This Owl" - Rupert Grint Reflects On Time Spent With Shia.

The actor also recently admitted that when auditioning for Lars Von Trier's controversial new movie Nymphomaniac, he'd been asked to send pictures of his penis as part of the casting process. LaBeouf stars alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe, and Stellan Skarsgard in the graphic film which follows a sex addict attending group therapy sessions and reliving her sexual experiences.

"In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life," Shia wrote today, adding "My love goes out to those who have supported me" and "#stopcreating."