Shia LaBeouf was repeatedly PUNCHED IN THE HEAD by a shirtless, hairy-bellied man on a Vancouver sidewalk last week — and TMZ has obtained footage of the brutal butt whooping. It’s unclear exactly what provoked the attack — but we’re told Shia originally got into it with the man inside a bar called Cinema Public House … and after security kicked them both out, the man tore off his shirt and unleashed the fury all over Shia’s face. Moments after the attack, Shia tries to chase after the guy — but someone who appears to be his friend holds him back, telling him, “You gotta lay low right now!” A rep for Cinema Public House tells TMZ, no one on staff noticed the brawl outside — but the rep confirms … Shia has been a regular at the place since he’s been in town to shoot “The Company You Keep.”
Yesterday morning on the “Today” show, Matt Lauer tricked viewers . . . and his co-hosts . . . into thinking he was leaving the show in November. Then he revealed that he was just talking about traveling for his annual “Where in the World Is Matt Lauer” special.
Dr. Phil did a big “Dancing with the Stars” special yesterday. David Arquette, Tom Bergeron, and Carson Kressley talked about what their first impressions were when they met Nancy Grace. David said she’s really nice. Tom said she’s “whiny.” And Carson talked about her “other twins” . . . a.k.a., her rack.
Last night, JR Martinez got the high score with his 80s inspired Samba.
On Ryan Seacrest’s radio show yesterday, Justin Bieber debuted his new song, “Mistletoe.” It’s the first single off his Christmas album, “Under the Mistletoe,” which hits stores on November 1st.
Ryan Seacrest has announced that teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Pitbull will joing him in Times Square for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on December 31st, to ring in 2012.
Actress Susan Sarandon, in an interview on Saturday with Bob Balaban, were talking about her movie, “Dead Man Walking”. Newsday reports that Sarandon mentioned she’s sent a copy of the book to the pope. “The last one…not this Nazi one we have now,” she said. As a child in Germany, the then 14-year old Joseph Ratzinger was forced to be a member of the Hitler youth, a legal requirement at the time. He deserted the Hitler Youth which is why Jews regard him as a friend, not an enemy. The largest Catholic civil rights organization in the United States lashed out calling her comments “positively obscene.”
Conan O’Brien said the Occupy Wall Street movement has raised over $300,000 . . . which means they have to start protesting THEMSELVES. He also talked about an Occupy Wall Street-inspired cell phone app, and snuck in a Lindsay Lohan joke.
Janice Dickinson will appear as herself on “90210″ as a “famous fashion celebrity judging the student university fashion competition.” Evidently, she’ll cause quite a stir. Her episode will air in November.
Fox’s latest new comedy “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” has tapped actor Mark Consuelos to star as a teacher-turned love interest for Jamie Pressly’s character Annie. Kelly Ripa’s sexy other half will play Carlos Castillo, a Spanish professor at the local community college. Annie soon finds herself being asked out on a date by Mr. Castillo. “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” premieres Wednesday, November 30th.
Actor, Mitchel Musso, who played Oliver Oken on “Hannah Montana” was arrested for drunk driving in Burbank, California. The 20-year-old was pulled over at 3:43am Sunday after he was pulled over by officers after he failed to slow while they were directing traffic for an accident. Reportedly officers came to his 2007 black Mercedes and detected a “strong odor of alcohol” after which he was given a field sobriety test. He then was given a breathalyzer test and blew well above the California legal limit…which is one thing, but Musso isn’t even of legal drinking age yet. Musso was booked on suspicion of DUI and taken to a nearby station. Bail was set at $5,000. He was released from custody on his own recognizance a few hours later.
Selena Gomez has received a death threat that is so serious that the LAPD’s Threat Management Unit is on the case. 46-year-old Thomas Brodnicki, a man with a criminal history of stalking, allegedly told a therapist during a mental evaluation, that he was going to kill Selena. Brodnicki has traveled from Chicago to L.A. to meet her, visited her workplace at least 3 times and has told people he had conversations with God about killing her. Selena and her lawyer claim Brodnicki was picked up for mental evaluation last month after he allegedly threatened to “scratch people’s eyes out on the street.” LAPD detectives are taking the threats “extremely seriously” because of Brodnicki’s history of mental illness and making criminal threats.