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Rumor Patrol: Shia LaBeouf Retiring, Flavor Flav Speeds To Mom's Funeral, More

January 11th, 2014 2:03pm EST
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You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Shia LaBeouf Retires: Following a month of attacks on his character after he plagiarized a comic for his short film, Shia LaBeouf has proclaimed he is retiring from public life. He posted on Twitter, "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life… My love goes out to those who have supported me… #stopcreating." So is LaBeouf done with Hollywood?

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Weird Celebrity News: Shia LaBeouf Won't Shower, Idris Elba Gets Turned On By Bow Ties

January 11th, 2014 10:00am EST
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Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

Shia LaBeouf has irritated his co-stars on the set of his new film Fury by refusing to shower - for weeks at a time.

A source told The Daily Mail: "Shia drove everyone mad on set trying to prove that he was the most dedicated star. He pulled out  his own tooth during the first few weeks of filming and then refused to shower for weeks on end so he could better understand how his character would have felt living in the trenches."

As a result of his lack of grooming, L...
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Shia LaBeouf Announces Retirement Following 'Attacks On His Artistic Integrity'

January 10th, 2014 6:01pm EST
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Shia LaBeouf has announced that he's retiring following recent accusations that he plagiarized material for a short film he directed.

"In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life," the actor tweeted on Friday. "My love goes out to those who have supported me."

LaBeouf was accused of stealing material from Daniel Clowes' graphic novel "Justin M. Damiano" and using it for the basis of his own moive, "Howard Cantour," after which he acknowledged his mistake and attempted to apologize by hiring a plane to skywrite "I am sorry Daniel Clowes"...
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Shia LaBeouf Shares Cease & Desist Letter After Ripping Off Daniel Clowes - Again

January 8th, 2014 3:03pm EST
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Shia LaBeouf has been sent a second cease and desist letter from Daniel Clowes' lawyers, and this time he's sharing the entire document on social media.

If you haven't heard, Shia has been under fire for his recent short film HowardCantour.com, which was found to be a scene-for-scene adaptation of Clowes' comic Justin M. Damiano. Since then, LaBeouf has hired a skywriter to write an apology, and purposely copied apologies from Lena Dunham when she brought up his plagiarism.

Yesterday, Shia posted a photo of a storyboard for his next short, "Daniel Boring," which he described as "Fassbinde...
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Shia LaBeouf Angers 'Fury' Cast By Refusing To Shower

January 6th, 2014 2:03pm EST
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Shia LaBeouf can't seem to do anything right. After making headlines for plagiarizing screenwriter Daniel Clowes to make his short film HowardCantour.com, Shia isn't making any friends on the set of his new film, Fury.

The Daily Mail reports LaBeouf is taking his method acting too far, refusing to shower for weeks at a time and pulling one of his teeth for his role in the World War II film. "Shia drove everyone mad on set trying to prove that he was the most dedicated star. He pulled out  his own tooth during the first few weeks of filming and then refused to shower for weeks on end so he ...
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Shia LaBeouf Use Skywriting To Apologize For Plagiarism Faux Pas

January 2nd, 2014 9:53am EST
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Shia LaBeouf has apologized to author Daniel Clowes by hiring a skywriting plane to spell out his message high above Los Angeles.

The Hollywood actor was recently accused of plagiarizing a graphic novel by Clowes in a short film he directed called Howard Cantour, and LaBeouf subsequently said sorry for failing to credit the author's book Justin M. Damiano as his inspiration.

He wrote on Twitter, "I can't apologize enough. I'll always be sorry this happened. Trust is hard earned and I messed that up... Mr. Clowes, I can only ask that you view my apology as a stepping stone toward repairi...
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Shia LaBeouf Apologizes For Plagiarizing Graphic Novel

December 17th, 2013 12:00pm EST
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Shia LaBeouf has been accused of plagiarizing a graphic novel for a short film he directed, and the actor has apologized for the incident.

The film "Howard Cantour" debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May and stars Jim Gaffigan as a disgruntled film critic.

Graphic novel "Justin M. Damiano" fans observed similarities between the film and author Daniel Clowes' work, and the writer's publishers called the movie a "complete rip-off."

LaBeouf has since come forward to apologize for not crediting Clowes in his film.

In a series of posts on Twitter, the actor explained, "Copying isn't part...
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15 Stars Who Got Naked In Music Videos

October 22nd, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus took it all off for her "Wrecking Ball" video, swinging nude -- save for a pair of work boots -- on the title object. She received plenty of flak for the racy video, most likely because of her age and the fact that she's a role model for millions of young girls.

But she's definitely not the first to bare all in a music short, plenty of other artists have either gone nude or had a model, a girlfriend -- even a model girlfriend -- strip down for one of their videos.

See who else shed their clothes in the name of art after the jump...

Miley Cyrus in "Wrecking Ball" and rapper ...
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Shia LaBeouf Tweets Naked Photo From 'Charlie Countryman'

October 22nd, 2013 2:10am EDT
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Shia LaBeouf surprised fans on Monday by posting a revealing image from his upcoming movie "Charlie Countryman" on Twitter.
 
In the photo, a naked LaBeouf is seated with his head bowed in front of a blue wall featuring a map of the world. The image cuts off just as his pubic hair begins.
 
He captioned the pic: "tune in, turn on, drop out."

It isn't the first time LaBeouf has stripped off for the cameras. He got naked in a "Sigur Ros" music video, and he also stars in the upcoming NC-17 film "Nymphomaniac" about a man who helps nurse a woman back to health while she recalls her erotic pas...
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Shia LaBeouf Gets Kicked In The Groin After Filming Vomitting Partygoer

October 11th, 2013 5:00pm EDT
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Shia LaBeouf was kicked in the groin after he was caught filming a woman vomiting in the street in London. LaBeouf and a friend video taped party-goer Ash Nawaz and her sister Isis, who were sitting on a curb after a night out in Leicester Square.

The ladies did not recognize the actor, who is currently in the country filming World War II movie "Fury" with Brad Pitt. The women told LaBeouf to leave them alone, but he reportedly refused to stop recording their antics, causing a bystander to hit the actor in the face twice and smash his manhood.

Ash told The Sun newspaper: "I only realized...
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Trending: Eminem Reveals New Album Tracklist, Hayden Panettiere's Ring, Nude 'Nymphomaniac' Posters

October 11th, 2013 10:09am EDT
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Eminem releases Marshall Mathers LP 2 tracklist
Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' features Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar. The 'Berzerk' rapper teams up with the Bajan singer on a new track called 'The Monster', following on from the success of their last collaboration, mega hit 'Love the Way You Lie' from Eminem's last album 'Recovery'. (story)

Hayden Panettiere Engaged - See Pictures Of Her Ring!
Actress Hayden Panettiere confirmed her engagement to Russian boxer Wladimir Klitschko on Wednesday when she showed up for an interview on "Live With Kelly & Michael" sporting some serious hardwa...
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Shia LaBeouf And 13 Other 'Nymphomaniac' Stars Show Their 'O-Faces' In Nude Character Posters

October 10th, 2013 10:31pm EDT
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Fourteen new character posters from Lars Von Trier's instantly controversial Nymphomaniac have been released, showing the entire cast nude and in the throes of passion.

The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Connie Nielsen, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman and Stellan Skarsgard, all of whom show their "O-faces" in the new teaser posters for the NC-17-rated film.

The film chronicles the sex life of a woman (Gainsbourg) who diagnoses herself as a nymphomaniac, and she tells the stories of her erotic escapades to a man (Skarsgard) who helps save her after s...
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10 Shows Netflix Should Revive

May 23rd, 2013 2:30pm EDT
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Netflix revived the Bluth family, so we thought we'd share a list of 10 other shows worth reviving.

1. Terriers

FX's barely watched drama about two private investigators was at times gut-wrenching, heart-warming, nostalgic, regretful, beautiful, poignant sad, moving. Terriers told the story of Hank and Britt, an ex-cop and a soon-to-be ex-thief. FX's president John Landgraf couldn't justify a renewal due to the pitiful season 1 numbers. The series hasn't enjoyed post-series success because the DVDs haven't been released. The series finale is essentially perfect for the series, but I'd lov...
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Shia LaBeouf Directs Dark, Gory Music Video 'Haunted Love'

May 16th, 2013 8:05pm EDT
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Shia LaBeouf's latest directorial project is a dark and gory music video for electronic duo Future Unlimited.

In the video, LaBeouf's reported girlfriend Mia Goth plays a battered wife who takes revenge on her husband (Future Unlimited's David Miller) by poisoning his food. After he coughs up blood all over the dinner table, Goth's character slowly unravels to the point where she ends up burning her infant child in a fire.

As Goth's character undulates to the music, it becomes clear she's missing an arm.  In a flashback, Miller towers over a crumpled Goth and chops off her arm with an axe...
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Shia LaBeouf Wants To 'Get Even' With Alec Baldwin

April 3rd, 2013 5:31pm EDT
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Shia LaBeouf allegedly wants to "get even" with Alec Baldwin.

The feud between the 26-year-old Transformers star and the 55-year-old former 30 Rock actor is reportedly heating up as Shia is holding a grudge against Alec, who he believes may have gotten him fired from the Broadway production Orphans.

A source close to the young actor told gossip website RadarOnline.com: "Shia just can't let this one go, he's disgusted with Alec for getting him axed from 'Orphans'. He would never dream of whining to a director about a co-stars' performance, which he genuinely believes Alec did.

"Shia think...
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Shia LaBeouf Shares Confidential 'Orphans' Emails With Alec Baldwin

February 21st, 2013 8:42am EST
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Shia LaBeouf has gone public with private emails between his Orphans co-star Alec Baldwin and director Daniel Sullivan in a bid to explain his sudden decision to leave the Broadway show.

The Transformers star was due to make his New York stage debut opposite Baldwin and Tom Sturridge next month but producers revealed on Wednesday that he had dropped out of the production due to "creative differences".

Sharing his side of the story, LaBeouf took to Twitter.com and posted a series of screen shots of email exchanges between himself and others, with email addresses allegedly belonging to Su...
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Shia LaBeouf Sent Acid Trip Footage To Co-Star Evan Rachel Wood

January 22nd, 2013 7:28pm EST
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Actor Shia LaBeouf filmed himself high on acid as he prepared to play a drug addict in new drama The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman and sent tapes of his antics to his co-star Evan Rachel Wood.

The Transformers star previously confessed to going to extremes for the new job in an effort to understand his troubled character, and he reveals he kept film footage of his drug trips so he could review his behavior with pals when he was sober.

LaBeouf tells MTV.com, "I remember sending Evan tapes. I remember trying to conjure this (drug-addicted character) and sending tapes and Evan bein...
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Shia LaBeouf Dating 'Nymphomaniac' Co-Star Mia Goth?

December 28th, 2012 12:37pm EST
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Actor Shia LaBeouf has sparked rumors of a blossoming romance with his Nymphomaniac co-star Mia Goth after the two were spotted cuddling in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The Transformers star reportedly split from his girlfriend of two years, Karolyn Pho, last month, and now it appears he has moved on with the leading lady of his new film.

LaBeouf enjoyed a coffee date with Goth in Ventura, California on Saturday, and he was then photographed wrapping his arms around the 19 year old's waist while taking in the scenery at Descanso Gardens.

The actor has a history of dating his co-stars...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Lawless'

November 29th, 2012 11:00am EST
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Guns, gals and bootlegging – and not necessarily in that order. We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray flick "Lawless" out now from The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. The review guns get drawn below!

Title: "Lawless"

Grade: 3

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska

Director: John Hillcoat

Rating: R

Runtime: 116 minutes

Release Company: The Weinstein Company / Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: "Lawless" is a film that wants to be so much more then it appears, but unfortunately what you see is what you...
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Shia LaBeouf Involved In London Pub Brawl

November 12th, 2012 1:32pm EST
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Shia LaBeouf was reportedly mixed up in an altercation in a London pub after a reveler tried to take his baseball cap.

The Transformers star was allegedly visiting the Hobgoblin venue in New Cross, South London, with his Nymphomaniac co-star Mia Goth during a trip to the U.K.

He posed for snaps with several fans, but things turned nasty when one patron grabbed his hat and refused to give it back.

The pair was then involved in a scuffle, according to Britain's The Sun.

Landlord Mark Harris tells the publication, "Her (Goth's) mum lives just down the road. She came down to see her mum...
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Who Are The 10 Worst Celebrity Drivers?

September 14th, 2012 4:04pm EDT
Bad Celebrity Drivers
Most celebrities can afford to hire someone to drive for them, but instead they choose to drive for themselves; especially the younger, party-happy starlets like Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan who think DUIs don't apply to them.

Amanda Bynes

The star of such innocent films as Big Fat Liar, She's the Man and Hairspray isn't so innocent when it comes to getting behind the wheel.

2012 alone has been a bad year for Amanda and any steering wheel she touches.

In March Amanda was pulled over for talking on her cell phone. He took her license and registration, walked back to his car to start wr...
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Shia LaBeouf Took Acid For New Role; Won't Stop There

August 29th, 2012 10:20am EDT
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Shia LaBeouf will stop at nothing to get into character for the roles he takes.

Two weeks ago the Transformers star said he's tired of starring in big-budget action flicks and plans on focusing on lower budget and indie films and playing more interesting characters.

Shia recently explained that he signed on to star in director Lars Von Trier's upcoming, sure-to-be controversial film "Nymphomaniac". The role calls for him to have unsimulated sex in some of the scenes, something he's willing to do, but also has him "terrified."

"He's [Von Trier] the most dangerous dude that I've ever showe...
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Shia LaBeouf Defends Decision To Have Actual Sex In 'Nymphomaniac'

August 28th, 2012 11:59am EDT
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Shia LaBeouf will perform real sex acts on screen for director Lars Von Trier's explicit new movie "Nymphomaniac," and the actor has come forward to defend his decision to do it.

The film centers on a young woman's sex life, and LaBeouf had in-depth discussions with the controversial filmmaker as he prepares to have real sex for the racy scenes.

"There are rules. I have ethics, I'm not completely out of my mind. But I don't think there's anything wrong with sex. Sex is beautiful if it's done right. And I wouldn't just do it for no reason... Sex is different than love, and there is a separ...
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Shia LaBeouf's Role In Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Calls For Unsimulated Sex Scenes

August 18th, 2012 1:30pm EDT
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Shia LaBeouf is preparing himself for a controversial role in a new film from legendary director Lars Von Trier.

The Transformers star is set to bare all -- and more -- in Nymphomaniac, the story of a young woman's promiscuous love life which is set to be filmed with unsimulated sex scenes.

The prospect of working with Von Trier is something exciting for LaBeouf, who told the Hollywood Reporter earlier this week that he wants to concentrate on low-budget films instead of blockbusters for now.

"There's no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist," he tell...
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Shia LaBeouf Complains About Making Blockbuster Films

August 16th, 2012 9:25am EDT
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Shia LaBeouf is sick of making blockbuster films, admitting he felt restrained on the sets of the three big-budget "Transformers" films.

In a candid new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, LaBeouf explains he'd like to make good quality, low-budget independent films.

He explained, "There's no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist. You give Terrence Malick a movie like Transformers, and he's f**ked. There's no way for him to exist in that world."

And LaBeouf insists he much prefers working with independent film companies and executives who don't hav...
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Shia LaBeouf Piled On 50 Pounds For 'Lawless' Role

August 15th, 2012 8:21am EDT
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Actor Shia LaBeouf bulked up his slender frame by 50 pounds to convincingly play Tom Hardy's onscreen brother in new gangster film Lawless.

The Transformers star admits he felt puny compared to muscle bound Hardy when he first met with his co-stars, so he hit the gym hard and trained intensely for two months to look the part.

He weighed in at 180 pounds when the cameras began to roll and LaBeouf admits his physical transformation was aided by the fact that The Dark Knight Rises villain agreed to drop a few pounds too, so they would "level out" with their other movie brother, Jason Clar...
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8 Embarrassing Celebrity Arrests

August 9th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Randy Travis
It's difficult enough getting arrested when you only have your friends and family to worry about. But when you're famous, the whole world learns about your indiscretions.

Earlier this week country star Randy Travis was arrested in Dallas, Texas, on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Travis was completely naked at the time of his arrest, and reportedly threatened to kill the Texas troopers who took him into custody.

His mug shot (above) shows him with a black eye and dried blood on his face. Sadly, it's Travis' second arrest this year. In February, he was booked for public int...
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Shia LaBeouf Is Totally Naked In New Sigur Ros Music Video - Watch It!

June 18th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
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Shia LaBeouf has taken off his clothes for Icelandic band Sigur Ros. He stripped naked for their arty video for instrumental song "Fjogur Piano."

In the video, the actor seductively embraces blonde actress Denna Thomsen. The erotic seven-minute promo portrays "a man and woman locked in a never-ending cycle of addiction and desire." How sexy!

The video was directed by filmmaker Alma Har'el. LaBeouf reportedly approached her about working with her after watching her film "Bombay Beach," which won the documentary feature prize at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, according to the Wall S...
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Exclusive: 'Roadracers' William Sadler Goes Career Interview For Starpulse!

April 23rd, 2012 11:47am EDT
William Sadler
If performance prowess is measured in amount of diverse work created, then actor William Sadler is without question one of the greats. His amazing characters (Bill & Ted’s Grim Reaper anyone?!), memorable movie moments (a little naked martial arts via the opening of "Die Hard 2!") and sheer quantity of notable credits ("The Shawshank Redemption" – need I say more?) has made him one of the most recognizable faces in film and TV for over two decades. Plus having worked with the likes of Renny Harlin, Walter Hill, David Nutter, Bill Condon and even Frank Darabont (three times no less!) has s...
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Shia LaBeouf Says Writing Graphic Novels Is 'A Fun Escape'

April 21st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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Shia LaBeouf surprised comic book fans at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo last weekend after setting up a table to sell and sign his own graphic novels.

The star is carving out a new career for himself as the writer and artist behind comic book titles like "Stale N Mate, Cyclical" and "Let's... Party" and he went largely unrecognised at the Illinois show as he offered up his cartoon creations to attendees.

LaBeouf admits he made the trip to Chicago on a whim and claims the best part was just "having an opportunity to blend in with 5,000 fans all enjoying the same thing".

He tell...
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