As low-rent and busted as he looks, Shia LaBeouf’s name was on everybody’s lips at the swanky Bel Air hotel recently when two of his ex-girlfriends, FKA Twigs and Margaret Qualley, got into a heated argument over what witnesses say was Margaret not wanting to act as a witness for Twigs in her lawsuit against Shia in which she is accusing him of physical, sexual and psychological domestic abuse, all of which he denies. That alone should have been enough to condemn the property because you can get bed bugs, or worse, just thinking his name, let alone arguing about him “in full view of the other hotel guests.” You want ants? Because that is how you get ants. You’d be better off summoning the Candyman. Page Six reports that Margaret’s fiancé Jack Antonoff even got pulled into the muck when he stepped in to defend her. Yep. Shia is that pernicious.
Big exciting news for fans of actors with famous parents, and guys who look like a Gen Z Seymour from Little Shop of Horrors. There’s a new celebrity couple engagement in town, and a source is telling People magazine that the future union is between 27-year-old Margaret Qualley (aka Andie MacDowell’s kid) and 38-year-old musician Jack Antonoff.
Margaret Qualley’s mom Andie MacDowell must have made her watch Groundhog Day on repeat as a child because she keeps waking up and repeating the same mistake over and over again. First, it was Pete Davidson, then it was Shia LaBeouf, and now, according to Page Six, Margaret is now dating music producer Jack Antonoff, her Once Upon A Time In Hollywood costar Lena Dunham’s ex. I don’t really know much about Jack but the fact that he was with Lena for 5 years makes me wonder if Margaret is colorblind and she thinks all the red flags waving in her peripheral vision are actually beckoning her like “come on, over here, this guy is COOL!”
Shia LaBeouf is currently in a treatment center to deal with aaaaaaaaall that is Shia LaBeouf, while his lawyers are doing the heaviest of lifting by claiming that each and every one of the abuse allegations made by his ex-girlfriend, FKA Twigs, is a lie. Shia might be wondering what his career could look like after he leaves treatment, which coincidentally will probably depend very heavily on who has read FKA Twigs’ allegations. And I’m sure he’s counting on some of the friends he made pre-treatment to still answer the phone when he gets out. Like maybe Margaret Qualley will be available for a sequel to their naked performance art music video thing. But if Margaret’s recent Instagram activity is any indication of her future availability, then Shia might want to skip over her number when starts making those cold calls.
Two months ago, Shia LaBeouf and Margaret Qualley appeared in the music video for “Love Me Like You Hate Me,” for her sister, Rainey Qualley, aka Rainsford, and in it, Shia and Margaret got naked, did some interpretive dancing, had some implied sex, etc…. According to internet rumors, Shia and Margaret might have had something going on at the time, but they also could have just been acting when they looked so comfortable rubbing their bodies together. Well, maybe acting skill wasn’t the reason after all. Because Shia and Margaret were seen making out in public.
Style-wise, I’m completely obsessed with Shia LaBeouf. Sometimes, he bolts out of the house to grab a coffee dressed for a Daytona 500 tailgate party; sometimes it looks more like he’s on his way to join the picket lines at a sanitation workers’ sit-in. And then occasionally he just says “fuck it!” and mixes lumberjack chic with Day-Glo prints and a greasy rattail. And underneath all that Central Florida Nascar fan cosplay, he’s a Museum of Shitty Tattoos. Because I watched this short, which features him and actress/Andie MacDowell’s daughter/park trespasser Margaret Qualley as a couple in a fucked-up relationship (these two were perfectly cast btw), titled “Love Me Like You Hate Me” and, honestly, after digesting all 9½ minutes of it, I hate myself the most.