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It’s definitely been a rollercoaster ride for Shia Labeouf and his fans over the past month. Fans thought Christmas had come a week early last December when a wonderful short film hit the internet that had been ‘created’ by Laboeuf in an attempt to try his hand at directing. Howardcantour.Com was a delightful 15 minute watch that proved Labeouf was not only talented in front of the camera but also behind it. Shortly afterwards it was revealed that the entirety of the material seen in Howardcantour.Com had been plagiarized from a writer and cartoonist named Daniel Clowes. This was a devastating blow for fans of Labeouf after his short film gave them hope that the excellent actor may have an incredibly promising directorial career on the horizon. However the controversy didn’t stop there when the Transformers star began tweeting a string of strange apologies to Clowes that »

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