We have followed the bands on the road and starting tonight at 10p on Showtime we go behind the scenes with Roadies. By the time we see the singer on the stage everything is all set up. But how does it get that way? That is what this series shows you and it is crazier and wilder than you can ever imagine.
Bill (Luke Wilson) is the Tour Manager trying to keep the madness under control. Something it never seems to be. Sheli (Carla Gugino) is the Production Manager and Bill and her have a history. It is that history that makes them the mom and dad to everyone on the tour. And boy do these kids need a mom and a dad.
So when they start to screw up, the label brings in Reg (Rafe Spall) to get things in order. He is an uptight money man and none of the Roadies like him. Will he be able to get things in order? We will just have to tune in each week to find out on a show that makes you want to get a job as a Roadie.
Remember about two years ago, when Shia LaBeouf got arrested at a Broadway show? Well that show was Cabaret and Michelle Williams was starring in it at that time. Up until now, at least from what I can remember, she hasn’t talked about that incident. Yesterday, she broke her silence on The Late Show and she told Stephen Colbert how she felt about it.
You would think she would be upset about it, but it was quite the opposite. She said, “I got to tell you the truth about that night. I thought he was the best audience member we ever had.” Then she explained, “I didn’t know it was him. Oh he was wonderful, he was wonderful, he was so excited. He was so effusive with his applause and shouting and cheering.”
Then when she got offstage, someone asked her if she knew what had just happened. She told them, “Yeah, I am nailing it! They loved me. I mean, I am on fire tonight.” Which explains why she absolutely loved him that night.
Would she want to go through that again? She, “would love for him to come back to see this show (Blackbird).”
You can’t blame her. Stage actors feed off of audience feedback and he was giving her the best audience ever.
So Shia if you are in NYC, not only does Williams want you to see her new play, so do we. So do we!
Shia LaBeouf is on The Ellen DeGeneres Show tomorrow and the daytime talk show host asked him about all of his problems over the last year. Instead of giving the publicist response, he was raw and didn’t hold back. When she asked him what happened, he said, “I went through like an existential crisis. Which turned into some explorations. I had some hiccups, some judgment errors.” He then talked about his bizarre art show and he was surprised that the fans weren’t bad to him.
As we know, his problems didn’t stop there. So what was the final nail in the coffin of his troubles? He didn’t shy away from that answer, by responding with, “Jail. Jail was quite scary.” Then he shared what his experience behind bars was like for those 24 hours. He said, “But this is the worst time. I really went all the way with it they put a Hannibal mask on me and a led jacket. It was very scary.” Sounds like he was scared straight after that life-changing day, and let’s hope it stays that way.
There was a time when he was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood thanks to movies like Transformers and Indiana Jones IV. I hope that he can get back to that point because he truly has the potential to once again be a huge star. As long as he doesn’t make moves like Nymphomaniac. That movie was beyond heinous.
Shia LaBeouf had an interesting night yesterday and it ended with him getting arrested and gagged by the NYPD.
The actor went to see Cabaret at Studio 54 yesterday and he reportedly spent the time smoking and hitting strangers on the behind according to The New York Daily News. During the intermission, cops escorted him out of the theater and that is when things got even crazier. The paper said that he then reportedly cursed out the cops, called one of them the F-word and asked them if they knew who he was. The New York Post added that he was muzzled because he spit at police officers during his arrest.
The actor was in court this morning and charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. He was the released on his recognizance after the arraignment.
It’s a shame what has happened to him because he had the potential to be one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but he keeps f*cking up with his antics.
In the last few weeks, both Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf have both gone very public to announce that they are retiring from public life. Their request for privacy during this time has been such a joke that Conan O’Brien turned it into one on his TBS show tonight.
Part of me wants to the two egomaniacs to see this and realize how ridiculous they have been. But then the other part of me knows if they did, then they might actually think this is a good idea and go ahead and do a farewell to public tour.