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La Beouf: Not Shy About Acting Out

Last week, when actor Shia La Beouf made headlines for his outrageous public behavior at a New York theater, it was no surprise to those who have followed the career of the 28 year-old actor.

La Beouf is probably best known for his leading role in the first three “Transformer” films. He rose to prominence as the title character in the Disney Channel series, “Even Stevens”.

His meteoric rise in Hollywood notwithstanding, La Beouf‘s name has emblazoned the...
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Celebrities

Daniel Radcliffe Moves On From The Harry Potter Franchise

Daniel Radcliffe is doing something we've all had to do at one point or another: He's moving on.

The Potter family celebrated the upcoming release of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 DVD earlier this week and filming for the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, has wrapped up and the movie will hit theaters July 15.

So, aside from a few red carpet appearances, one could say...
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Celebrities

Carrie Fisher: “People Are Seeing Me As This Fat Woman”

Raven-Symone might think her weight loss takes away from all her other successes, but Carrie Fisher seems to think shedding a few pounds will make people stop seeing her as a "fat woman" and start recognizing her for everything she's been through and accomplished.

As a person who has spent her life battling substance abuse and bipolar disorder, Carrie Fisher has taken on bipolar disorder advocacy. She's spoken publicly about the mental illness and in...
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Using Theater to Challenge Preconceptions of Mental Illness


Every year the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) - with help from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), FX Network, and News Corporation - presents the PRISM Awards to recognize accomplishments in the accurate portrayal of mental health issues in movies, television, comic books, and other entertainment venues.

Now, thanks to the RETHiNK Theatre Challenge, you too can flex your own scriptwriting fingers to bust stigma as well as "challenge preconceptions of mental illness."
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Celebrities

Blame for Mental Illness Exploitation: Where Do We Draw the Line?



Last Saturday, London's Soho Theatre wrapped up another running of Kim Noble's "Kim Noble Will Die" (the first of which aired back in April 2009, to my understanding) and the show seems to have gotten as many glowing reviews as scathing criticism.

Kim Noble has manic depression, and if you're wondering why the reactions to his show are so extreme (and, unless you're British or keep up with the various comedians around the world, it's likely you are), it seems to be...
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Theater

What Does The Score To Mental Illness Sound Like?


The 63rd Annual Tony Awards took place last Sunday night, and to my understanding the show was packed with excitement.

Having walked away with 10 of the 15 awards it was nominated for, Billy Elliot was pretty much to the Tony Awards what Twilight was to the MTV Movie Awards; only, to my understanding, better (I love you Twilight, but Best Movie? Really? Against The Dark Knight? It makes no sense).

Impressive!

Bret Michaels broke his face after rocking out to "Nothin' But...
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