1. Drugs, Nudity No Big Deal for Shia LaBeouf

It looks like Shia LaBeouf may take method acting very seriously. For his latest independent film, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, the Jewish actor plays a mob character who trips out on LSD. LaBeouf tells USA Today that he spent a day on the hallucinogenic drug to better understand his character.

“There’s a way to do an acid trip like [the comedy] Harold & Kumar,” he tells the newspaper, “and there’s a way to be on acid.” LaBeouf goes on to say he prefers a real-life approach, despite what can then happen. “Sometimes, it does get real. Too real [for a director] who’s trying to keep a diplomatic set,” he says.

LaBeouf is planning to get even more real in his newly-announced project, in which he is expected to strip all the way down for director Lars Von Trier’s racy The Nymphomaniac. Talk about a “nude awakening!”


2. “Aly, Will You Marry Me?”

We can see it now, a wedding processional that includes backflips down the aisle! Three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman received a surprise marriage proposal while signing autographs at Office Depot in Los Angeles on Friday. A fan jokingly asked for the 18-year-old gymnast’s hand in marriage – with a Ring Pop!

According to People magazine, Raisman responded by saying yes to part of the proposal: “I’ll take the Ring Pop!” Raisman said with a smile. We wonder if the all-star athlete will wear any of her Olympic medals around her neck on her actual wedding day…


3. Rachel Weisz Gets Cut

Actress Rachel Weisz was proud to say she worked hard in Terrence Malick’s upcoming film, To the Wonder, but the Jewish star just heard her part was sadly cut from the film.

Weisz told an Italian newspaper about the abrupt change in the movie last week, “It seems that my part has been cut… so I had the experience of working with [Malick] but I will not have the pleasure of seeing my work.” We may just start a petition to urge Malick to put her role back in the movie!

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