Shia LaBeouf Talks Whiskey, Cigarettes and Cabaret

This may be a small consolation for actor Shia LaBeouf, and certainly not what he was aiming for when he started out that day watching the FIFA World Cup at a Manhattan bar. But last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the actor – over the course of seven ribald, hilarious minutes – joined the ranks of all-time great late night talk show anecdotes.

The tale of how LaBeouf wound up in a New York City police station holding cell, admitting that he was in for Cabaret, is more in line with the New York of Johnny, Ed and another one on the rocks. At one point in the story, LaBeouf doesn’t just joke that it could have been Allen Iverson instead of Alan Cumming up there on stage; he runs, hilariously, with that swap-out for the rest of his Great White WTF recollection.

There’s also, from LaBeouf, an explanation of what was going on with that homeless guy in Times Square. Yes, the man wanted nothing to do with the actor. But not quite for the reasons reported at the time.

The segment starts with Kimmel telling his guest, “You seem to have gone crazy since the last time I saw you,” and the guest agreeing. Bravo, Shia!

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Page Six: Shia LaBeouf’s Night Quickly Went from Weird to Worse

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.