People: LaBeouf mum after making scene at theater

Shia LaBeouf leaves a New York courthouse Friday. (Associated Press)
Shia LaBeouf leaves a New York courthouse Friday. (Associated Press)

Shia LaBeouf was released from police custody Friday after he was escorted from a Broadway theater for yelling obscenities and continued to act irrationally while being arrested, authorities said.

After his court appearance, the actor, wearing a ripped blue T-shirt, skinny jeans and boots, walked several blocks to The London NYC Hotel on West 54th Street. He declined to comment.

The 28-year-old, who starred in the first three “Transformers” movies, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and harassment Thursday night at the show “Cabaret.”

The inside of the Broadway theater, which used to be a notorious, coke-fueled disco in the 1970s, has been reworked to look like a decadent Berlin cabaret from the 1930s. LaBeouf was in the audience and had paid for his ticket himself. During the show, he was seen offering a strawberry to a woman and lighting a cigarette.

According to police, security guards asked LaBeouf to leave the Studio 54 theater at about 8:45 p.m., but he refused, used obscene language and physically interfered with employees. Police said he made aggressive statements and threats to security guards and police officers. He was acting irrationally, continued to make aggressive statements and used foul language after he was removed from the theater, police said. Officers said he appeared intoxicated or under the influence of some kind of drug.

LaBeouf is due back in court July 24.

Upbeat ‘The View’ pre-taped, pre-cuts

Every day, “The View” is one big happy family. Unless it isn’t.

Friday’s edition of the ABC chat show found its three panelists – Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy – predictably chipper, loquacious and sisterly, especially when they welcomed the show’s creator, Barbara Walters, for her first visit back since relinquishing her on-air role last month.

But the happy mood was undercut, and even puzzling, for viewers who had learned just hours earlier that Shepherd and McCarthy are leaving the show, and not under especially happy circumstances: Shepherd is exiting after seven years since she and ABC failed to agree on a new contract, and McCarthy wasn’t being asked to renew her one-year contract.

Friday’s show of unity was explained by the fact that, unlike most mornings, when “The View” airs live, this particular installment was pre-taped on Wednesday.

Both Shepherd and McCarthy are expected to be on hand when the show resumes live broadcasts the week of July 7. Then they’ll make their official departure when the end-of-season hiatus starts a month later.

The birthday bunch

Comedian-movie director Mel Brooks is 88. Actress Kathy Bates is 66. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway is 54. Actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 48. Actor John Cusack is 48.

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