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Sony/Columbia(NEW YORK) -- Shia LaBeouf discusses a number of topics, including his stormy relationship with his dad, finding religion after filming his new movie Fury, and his recent behavior, in the latest issue of Interview magazine.

LaBeouf, who was compared to actors like Tom Hanks early in his career, tells the magazine he always rejected those comparisons.

"The guys who I looked up to were far darker," the 28-year-old actor notes, naming actors such as Gary Oldman, Sean Penn and Joaquin Phoenix as his idols. The choices, he adds are largely due to his tumultuous relationship with his father, whom LaBeouf has previously admitted was a drug dealer.

"The guys who I looked up to were guys that my dad looked up to," he explains. "I looked up to my dad. And he doesn't have a Tom Cruise or a Tom Hanks kind of sensibility. He's in the Mongols biker gang. He's cut from a different kind of fabric, a different sensibility, a Vietnam veteran who came home disgruntled."

LaBeouf goes on to say he only speaks to his dad when he's working and needs to stir up feelings of anger and grief. "He knows what I'm looking for. It's not to say 'Hey, Dad,' Shia declares, "It's just an excuse to rev up. He's the marionette puppeteer."

In his latest film, Fury, LaBeouf plays a member of a World War 2 tank crew who relies on his faith in God as a way of coping with the rigors of war. He believes the role helped him find his own faith.

"I found God doing Fury," he tells the magazine. "I became a Christian man, and not in a f**king bulls**t way -- in a very real way. I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me," he adds.

LaBeouf also credits co-star Brad Pitt as being "very instrumental" in his religious transformation.

LaBeouf's bizarre behavior has landed in the tabloids a number of times over the past year, and he admits he's trying to ''reinvent'' himself, though "sometimes in very uncalculated behavior."

"I'm not a very intelligent person," he confesses, "and you've got to be a f**king genius to learn from other people's mistakes, because you've got to be a very smart man to learn from your own."

LaBeouf also admits looking like a "drunken buffoon" in New York City just prior to his arrest for disorderly conduct during a performance of the Broadway play Cabaret. His behavior led him to seek treatment for alcohol addiction.

Fury is currently in theaters.


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Michael Buckner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The woman behind the Bridget Jones series, author Helen Fielding, has already penned a third book that picks up on the life of our favorite British TV personality. Still, would Renee Zellweger, who portrayed Bridget in the big screen adaptations, want to reprise her role?

"It would be fun," Zellweger told E! News.

Still, Zellweger explained she's not sure what the status is on a third movie adaptation, if one is even in the works. "I have no idea. I'm not being cagey. I just don't know," she said.

(Spoiler Alert)

A third film would most likely follow Fielding's Mad About the Boy, the third book in the series. Mad About the Boy upset many fans when they learned Bridget Jones became a widow after the death of her husband, Mark Darcy. The third book picked up five years after Darcy’s death, with Jones being a 51-year-old single mom with two children and a boyfriend named Roxster.

The first two books, Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones Edge of Reason, were made into films starring Zellweger, Colin Firth as Mark Darcy and Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver. Reportedly, Grant said that he wouldn't be part of a third film.


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Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) -- Kylie Jenner and rapper Tyga have been traveling all over Europe together, sources tell TMZ, but the pair still deny they're a couple.

Eyewitnesses spotted the 17-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and Tyga, 24, at England's Gatwick Airport last Friday. The two then reportedly traveled on to Bordeaux, France and Geneva, Switzerland, before finally landing in Athens, Greece, where Tyga performed on Sunday.

Tyga was previously linked to model Blac Chyna, with whom he has a child.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians
airs Sundays 10 p.m. Eastern time on E!


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ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- Tori Spelling had a bit of a scare this past Saturday when she was rushed to Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai Hospital for a severe cough attack, a source tells Us Weekly.

The True Tori star was coughing so intensely she nearly passed out, according to the source who adds she was eventually admitted to the hospital for severe bronchitis and possible pneumonia.

Spelling’s husband Dean McDermott, with whom she recently reconciled following his highly publicized affair, was at her side, notes the source. The former Beverly Hills 90210 star is expected to remain in the hospital through the week, according to the source.

The 41-year-old reality star was forced to cancel a promotional appearance for True Tori’s upcoming second season.

TMZ had previously reported that upon her arrival, Spelling was initially quarantined and treated like she had contracted the Ebola virus. She was kept from other patients while medical staff took precautions treating her. However, the gossip website confirmed she doesn’t have the virus.

Season 2 of True Tori kicks off Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.


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Paul Warner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon on Monday posted an apology on Facebook following his recent arrest in Boise, Idaho, stemming from a disturbance in a hotel lobby.

The 43-year-old actor says he regrets disappointing his family, fans and himself, and that there is no excuse for his "unacceptable behavior."

He then explains, "For the past 5 days, I have been taking prescription pain medication to help me manage a cyst behind my knee cap, which is scheduled for corrective surgery on Monday morning. I made the poor decision to mix this prescribed medication with alcohol. The result was embarrassing and unacceptable."

Brendon says he intends to seek "appropriate treatment and therapy" for his medical ailments and "emotional demons."

Brendon was arrested on a count of resisting and obstructing officers, as well as a count of malicious injury to property, at a Boise hotel on Friday night. Hotel staff accused him of breaking a decorative dish.

The actor was in town for the local Tree City Comic Con.


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