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Shia LaBeouf's 'Honey Boy' Director Alma Har'el Stands By FKA twigs Amid Abuse Lawsuit

Alma Har’el, who directed both Shia LaBeouf and FKA twigs in the film Honey Boy, is standing by FKA twigs amid her lawsuit against Shia for abuse and sexual battery.

The lawsuit claims that he physically, emotionally and mentally abused her many times in a relationship that lasted less than a year. It also claims that he gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

“I have a deep respect for FKA Twigs’ courage and resilience. Reading what she endured left me heartbroken and I stand with her in solidarity. I’m sending my love to her, Karolyn Pho, all victims of domestic violence, and everyone who is trying to stop cycles of abuse,” Alma said in a statement (via Variety). “As a filmmaker and an artist, I am drawn to stories that help us develop empathy for the messy parts of the human condition. Like many of Shia’s collaborators and fans who battled substance abuse, suffered childhood trauma, and face mental illness, I am painfully aware of my past investment in his recovery. I want to send a clear message today that none of the above should excuse, minimize, or rationalize domestic violence.”

She continued, “I’m grateful that survivors of childhood trauma have seen some aspects of themselves in Honey Boy and might feel less alone in their pain. I hope that they don’t take these events as a discouraging moment in their own recovery. I will be donating in Twigs’ and Karolyn Pho’s names to FreeFrom, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and Sistah Space. I support and encourage victims in similar situations to speak up and seek help so they can create a path to safety and the healthy relationship they deserve.”

Find out who else recently slammed Shia and called him a pathological liar.

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Shia LaBeouf & Noah Jupe Join 'Honey Boy' Team at Spirit Awards 2020!

Shia LaBeouf and Noah Jupe hit the blue carpet at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 8) at the pier in Santa Monica, Calif.

The guys are both nominated for Best Supporting Male for their work in the movie Honey Boy.

Also joining the guys are the event were co-star Byron Bowers, director Alma Har’el, and cinematographer Natasha Braier.

Alma is up for Best Director and Natasha is nominated for Best Cinematography. The film was sadly snubbed by the Oscars.

FYI: Shia is wearing Gucci with Ray-Ban sunglasses.

20+ pictures inside of the Honey Boy team at the Spirit Awards… More Here! »

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Sam Rockwell, Chrissy Metz, & More Honor the Best Directors at DGA Awards 2020!

Sam Rockwell and Chrissy Metz appear on stage at the 2020 Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday (January 25) at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles.

Sam was at the event to honor his Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi, who was nominated for Best Director. Parasite‘s Bong Joon-ho received a tribute from the film’s star Lee Jeong-eun and The Irishman‘s Martin Scorsese (who did not attend) received a tribute from Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

Leonardo DiCaprio was at the event to honor Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Quentin Tarantino while Sam Mendes won the Best Director award for 1917.

Honey Boy director Alma Har’el went home with the First-Time Feature Film Director award, which was presented by Catherine Hardwicke.

Bill Hader won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for his work on Barry.

Some more nominated directors in attendance included The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, Queen & Slim‘s Melina Matsoukas, AtlanticsMati Diop, When They See UsAva DuVernay, El Camino‘s Vince Gilligan, and Fosse/Verdon‘s Thomas Kail.

More stars in attendance included Anthony Anderson, Constance Zimmer, Terry Crews, Katheryn Winnick, Byron Bowers, Judd Apatow, and Christine Lahti.

FYI: Chrissy is wearing a Coyan dress, Anabela Chan earrings, and a Jared Lehr ring.

60+ pictures inside of celebs at the DGA Awards… More Here! »

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'Booksmart' Stars Win Big at Hollywood Critics Association Awards 2020!

Olivia Wilde accepts one of her several awards at the 2020 Hollywood Critics’ Association Awards on Thursday night (January 9) at Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles.

Booksmart was a big winner at the event with Olivia taking home Best Female Director, the movie tying for Best Comedy/Musical and Kaitlyn Dever winning Best Performance by an Actress 23 and Under. Olivia was also honored with the Trailblazer Award!

Also in attendance at the event were Jojo Rabbit‘s Taika Waititi (winner of Best Adapted Screenplay), Honey Boy director Alma Har’el (winner of Best First Feature) with the film’s actor Byron Bowers, The Farewell‘s Shuzhen Zhao, Parasite director Bong Joon-ho (winner of Best Original Screenplay), The Peanut Butter Falcon‘s Zack Gottsagen (winner of the Newcomer Award), and Richard Jewell‘s Paul Walter Hauser (winner of the Game Changer Award).

The “Next Generation of Hollywood” was honored at the event and some of the recipients who attended included Kaitlyn, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Geraldine Viswanathan, Brooklynn Prince, Millicent Simmonds, Mckenna Grace, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Thomasin McKenzie.

FYI: Thomasin is wearing a Markarian dress.

Click inside for the full winners list… More Here! »

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'Honey Boy' Director Alma Har’el Slams Golden Globes for No Female Director Nominations

Alma Har’el, who directed Honey Boy, one of the films that had awards season buzz ahead of the 2020 Golden Globes nominations, is now speaking out about the nominees.

If you don’t know, no female directors were nominated for the Best Director Golden Globe, and Shia LaBeouf, the star of Honey Boy, was also snubbed from any nods.

“Good morning to everyone that’s writing me about the #goldenglobes I feel you but know this. I was on the inside for the first time this year. These are not our people and they do not represent us. Do not look for justice in the awards system. We are building a new world,” Alma posted on Twitter. “Keep fighting for more women & POC behind the camera by supporting their films. Don’t make your end game the political money that trades hands in the form of movie campaigns for people who can’t see us and recognize us.”

See the full list of 2020 Golden Globes nominations, as well as those who were snubbed.

BFFs Natasha Lyonne & Chloe Sevigny Buddy Up at Gotham Awards 2019!

Natasha Lyonne and Chloe Sevigny pose together on the red carpet at the 2019 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday (December 2) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Natasha‘s Netflix show Russian Doll was nominated for Breakthrough Series – Short Format, but the award went to Hulu’s PEN15.

Waves co-stars Renee Elise Goldsberry and Kelvin Harrison Jr. were both at the event and Kelvin went on stage to accept Taylor Russell‘s Breakthrough Actor award as she wasn’t able to attend.

Renee also met up with her former Hamilton co-star Daveed Diggs, who was a presenter.

More stars at the event included Vera Farmiga, Uma Thurman with designer Zac Posen, Richard Jewell actor Paul Walter Hauser, married couple Carrie Coon and Tracy Letts, Honey Boy director Alma Har’el and star Byron Bowers, Paul Sparks and Annie Parisse, Djimon Hounsou, Aisha Tyler, and playwright Jeremy O. Harris.

FYI: Chloe is wearing a Givenchy dress. Guests at the event sipped on Robert Hall Winery wines.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Hosts 'Honey Boy' Screening in NYC

Jake Gyllenhaal is joined by Honey Boy director Alma Har’el as he hosts a screening of the new movie on Saturday (November 9) at The Roxy Hotel in New York City.

Also joining Jake at the screening was cast member Byron Bowers and Broad City actor Arturo Castro.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jake Gyllenhaal

The film starring Shia LaBeouf and Lucas Hedges brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

Honey Boy is out in select theaters now – you can check out the trailer here!

10+ pictures inside of Jake Gyllenhaal and the others at the screening…More Here! »

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