Celebritology Weekend: Shia LaBeouf's coffee toss; Angelina Jolie not welcome in Bosnia
1. Shia LaBeouf takes aim at D.C. photog: We could only get a few minutes of phone time with local paparazzo Mark Wilkins, who was on the receiving end of a cup of Shia LaBeouf's cold coffee this week. The local photog was in high demand after video of the incident hit the web on Friday. In a phone interview, Wilkins tells us he had only been snapping pix of the star -- in town to shoot "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" -- for about three minutes before LaBeouf suprised him with a counter-attack. Did LaBeouf say anything? "Not a word," says Jenkins. "He looked up and saw me, packed up his stuff, then it looked like he was thinking." Apparently, all that thinking led to LaBeouf beaning Wilkins with a cup of Illy coffee before runnning away. Celebs 1, Paps 0.
2. Jolie not welcome in Bosnia: Angelina Jolie has questioned a decision by Bosnian officials that denies her a permit to film her directorial debut there. The Bosnian government withdrew permission after rape victims in that country objected to the movie's plot, which was rumored to involve a Bosnian rape victim falling in love with her Serbian attacker. Jolie, however, says those rumors are false. According to the Associated Press, she offered Friday to meet with wartime rape victims in Bosnia and, in a written statement, said: "My hope is that people will hold judgment until they have seen the film. [The Associated Press]
3. Follow up: Vince Vaughn's continuing "Dilemma": As we reported in this space last week, Universal Pictures pulled a "gay" joke from the trailer for the upcoming Vince Vaughn movie "The Dilemma" under pressure from GLAAD and Anderson Cooper. Now Vaughn has spoken out in defense of the joke, which is at risk of being cut from the film altogether: "Let me add my voice of support to the people outraged by the bullying and persecution of people for their differences, whatever those differences may be. Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together. Drawing dividing lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us. Most importantly, where does it stop." [Deadline]
Baby watch: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz (real name Kaseem Dean) welcomed their first child, a son named Egypt Daoud Dean, on Thursday night in New York. On Friday, Swizz Beatz tweeted "I'm so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life wowwwwww!" This is the couple's first child, though baby Egypt "is welcomed by Beatz's three other children," the couple said in a statement to People.com. Keys and Beatz married in July. [People.com]
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| October 16, 2010; 5:04 AM ET
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