Last Lap: What’s Shia LaBeouf’s Next Big Role?

Lena Dunham defends one specific aspect of HBO’s Girls, Hilary Duff is starting 2014 on her own, and Mark Wahlberg is planning a major beatdown against one of music’s biggest acts.

  • Shia LaBeouf has spent much of his life in front of the camera, but now he’s ready to take on a new role as a private citizen. The actor claimed that he’s retiring from “all public life,” not too long after a plagiarism scandal. [Los Angeles Times]
  • During a panel in California, Girls creator and star Lena Dunham was asked about the show’s frequent nudity. She quickly shot back at the reporter, explaining that it’s one of the elements that actually makes her show true to life. Preach, Lena, preach! [People]
  • Hilary Duff announced that she and her husband are ending their marriage. It looks like they’re getting through things amicably, which is good news for their young son. [Just Jared]
  • Remind us never to get on Mark Wahlberg’s bad side. During an appearance on Conan, the actor revealed that his daughters have become fans of One Direction, and it doesn’t sound like he’s cool with not being the main man in their lives. The Lone Survivor star said (ok, joked) that he’d even go as far as to knock out Harry Styles and the rest of the guys. And judging from his latest flick, Mark definitely has the ability to take those boys down! [MTV News]

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