Pairs Division: LaBeouf and Huntington-Whiteley

Posted on July 15, 2011

Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attended the Transformers: Dark of the Moon press conference in Shanghai, China. Let’s assess how they did, shall we?

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 Collection/Model: Patricia van der Vliet

HE: Ugh. We can’t. With the buttoned-up shirt and the neck beard, we just can’t see anything else. Score: 2/10.

SHE: Looks like she showed up to her wedding only to realize at the last second that her groom is a douchey dweeb. Still, for a white lace confection, it’s got a bit of an edge to it. It’s kind of a shame she paired it with those shoes. We were vacillating on the dress, but those silly putty pumps just kill the look for us. But we have to admit, we’re probably being a bit hard on her since she’s been nailing it on the red carpet all over the globe lately. Our expectations of her are perhaps a bit too high. It’s not our favorite look in the world, but at the end of the day, she’s a pretty girl in a slightly interesting…we were gonna type, “dress,” but that’s a top and a skirt, isn’t it? Anyway, compared to him, she looks incredible. Score: 7/10.

Combined Score: 4.5/10. To be fair, he was underdressed, but she was overdressed, considering it’s a press conference. You two kids go back to your hotel rooms, get some rest, and try again tomorrow, mkay?

[Photo Credit: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images]

    • http://twitter.com/margs4 Margaret Grace

      I have SUCH a girl crush on her. That being said, I’m not a fan of the dress. It’s doing wonky things in the chest area and I hate the asymmetric lining.

      • Jill Roberts

        Her smile *is* incredible!  I swooned a little.  The hair and makeup are lovely too.  I didn’t
        even notice the dress, beyond thinking that she looks great in white. 

      • Jill Roberts

        Her smile *is* incredible!  I swooned a little.  The hair and makeup are lovely too.  I didn’t
        even notice the dress, beyond thinking that she looks great in white. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Yuck.  He looks silly and I’m not loving her dress.  She was doing better with her red carpet gowns.

    • Anonymous

      I’d score him much higher.  An actual smile on his face!  And I’d score her lower — see through lace and asymetrical skirt underneath, wedding.

    • http://twitter.com/caratweets Cara

      I’m also surprised by how much I like her dress, given what it is. And holy crap! I’ve never seen her smile so big before, actually showing her teeth. She looks so pretty and gorgeous! Not that she wasn’t before, it was just… model pose-pout… now she looks like a real-live person! Adorable.

      Shia, you can go now.

      • Anonymous

        I totally agree with you about her smile.  I’ve never really thought she was super pretty because of the continual pout, but wow, she’s really gorgeous!  Talk about a power couple of gorgeousness with her and Statham…

      • Anonymous

        Agree that she is so much more interesting when she is smiling like that.  In typical model pose-pout, I find her rather forgettable (if you can believe that), but here she looks so lovely.

        • Anonymous

          Ditto.  I actually like the dress, and don’t think she would have looked overdressed if he had simply put on a suit (at this point, I have decided the stupid facial hair is for a role – just humor me).  I am over the silly nude shoe with every dress.  They do not go with everything, and there is no need for someone of her height to worry about her legs not looking long enough. 

        • Anonymous

           So with you on that. Rosie, smile more! Also, enough with the nude shoes, people! (and this is coming from someone who likes nude shoes, but seriously, they don’t go with everything…)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMEB3XKJCE4WL62SKN473LWBXQ Frank

      What shoes would you recommend for that dress? you should add that to your critiques now. how to make it better, yaknow?

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      He’s awful, but I generally think he’s awful and no matter how much he wants us to think he’s a big, brawny manly man, he’s still a pencil neck.  So I agree with the 2/10 rating.

      But I think she’s spot-on.  It’s a press conference, but it’s entertainment and she’s talent and a model so she’s giving the photographers enough visual interest while still maintaining a “professional” rather than a glamorous look.  I even think the shoes work for a press conference because those shoes, or something similar, are probably in about 85% of women in senior management positions.  But she needed to blot before the photocall – 9/10.

    • Anonymous

      I’d give him a 2 just because he seems like such a douche. His look itself, button down shirt, dark sweater, dark jeans as potential (if a mite too casual given his partner-in-alleged-acting is typically considerably more dressed up.). Has this wretched movie not opened everywhere in creation by now?

      srq

    • http://profiles.google.com/paigemano Paige Mano

      Those clothes/that beard make him look tiny.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      I think she looks FABULOUS head to toe!  LOVE that frock!  I’ve always loved white lacey dresses though.

    • Anonymous

      Her dress is fluffy and he’s a slob.  What’s to like here?

    • Anonymous

      The fit is terrible! In if it fitted, but I can’t get past how bad it is.

    • MilaXX

      I hate his facial hair and sadly the once cute child star proves himself to be a bit of a jerk every time he opens his mouth. I don’t hate his outfit, I just think he’s under dressed a bit. 4/10
      She looks okay, but the shoes are a disappointment. Not a complete fail, just not up to her usual RC looks. 7.10
      Final score 5.5/10

    • Judy_J

      She looks like icing on a wedding cake, but in a good way.  He looks positively awful.  She gets an 8; he gets nothing.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6YKBGSJPVAK3AG44ASGX5UMMB4 Em Web

      Wedding and hipster bachelor party. No thanks.

    • Anonymous

      Him: Neck beard -1, Too casual -2, Too casual without elegance, novelty or even a pop of color -2, 5/10 over all.

      Her: Fits wrong in bodice -1, too dressy -1, too lacy (personal prejudice) -1, finally, the hair & neckline combine to make her graceful long neck look just as awkward as she thought it did in 6th grade when the mean kids called her “giraffe:” -1, 6/10 over all.

      Combined score: 5.5/10, and try as I might I can’t in all fairness bring him down or her up, although it seems they should be farther apart.

    • Anonymous

      It was nice while it lasted, but I think it’s time for the ladies to let the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 Collection go. He looks disgusting.

    • Rand Ortega

      I cannot STAND the LeBoef (whatever, however its spelled). Something obviously got sucked to make him a star. Here he looks like he always does: Like a FOOL. A few years ago he kept getting into fights in bars in NOHO. There were many prayer circles to bolster his chances on coming out feet 1st.

      Rose Huntington-Whitely looks lovely & appropriate. I give her an 8 (hazard points included).  How horrible for her to have to stand next to that air stealer, let alone kiss it for a movie. A shitty movie (I saw it). No money can pay for that.

      • Anonymous

        I’m thinking he has relatives in high places as the reason he’s made it as far as he has. It can not be his acting talent,

        • Rand Ortega

          Not a 1. Mom’s an artist & Dad’s Vietnam Vet who’s had “several jobs”. That’s why I’m convinced fluids were accepted because the guy is completely w/out talent, charisma, presence or charm.

        • Rand Ortega

          Not a 1. Mom’s an artist & Dad’s Vietnam Vet who’s had “several jobs”. That’s why I’m convinced fluids were accepted because the guy is completely w/out talent, charisma, presence or charm.

          • Anonymous

            I thought I’d read somewhere he had family/godparent with influence but after a quick skim of Wikipedia (which is as much time as I want to put into this, lol), you’re right Rand. So, yeah, your theory makes ’bout as much sense as anything. Do not get his success as an alleged “actor” – the bits I’ve seen have been, as you say, “absent talent, charisma, presence or charm.”

            (shaking head here)

            srq

    • Anonymous

      Dress is Out! She is not attending a wedding, hi-tea, or quinceanera. 

    • Anonymous

      For a really expensive dress, it looks really cheap to me.

      And Shia?  Your neck is grossing us all out.  Neaten that stuff up and come back when you’re dressed properly.

    • Anonymous

      He looks like the ABD* owner of a small, struggling coffee cafe capitalized by his divorced mother. I don’t see the off-kilter skirt as edgy. It just looks stupid, like it’s stuck in her underwear. The dress’s jewel neckline is not flattering either (and they both need help with their shoes). oh, I forgot to say anything nice. 

      *ABD = All But Dissertation, meaning attended grad school, finished the coursework and exams, but never turned in a completed thesis

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      She does get a little bit of a pass on the nude pumps because she is traveling and I don’t know what her schedule looks like.  Maybe she just didn’t have room for the perfect shoes with each outfit. 

      It’s not a terrible dress — it’s just not a good one.

    • Jennifer Hofstetter

      If he’d shaved properly and worn his shirt like a normal person, I think he looks pretty cute.  I don’t think he was under-dressed at all for a press conference.  But his douchery would still drop him a good 5 points in my book.  Her hair is done in such a way that her head looks weird shaped and huge.  Not flattering at all.  But overall…I mean she’s a Victoria’s Secret model.  She could pull off a potato sack.

      • Jennifer Hofstetter

        Although, now that I’m thinking about it, I think she would have looked a MILLION times better if the dress was a different color, like Kate Middleton navy.

    • Anonymous

      what’s with the neck beard on guys these days?, “dirty hipster” is not a great look on most men….

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know. It’s a press conference, so I don’t mind his more casual look. While I’m not a big fan of the Shia – I do dig this look sans neck hair…god guys, just shave the neck already! She’s OK, just seems like another cookie cutter model/starlet to me.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know. It’s a press conference, so I don’t mind his more casual look. While I’m not a big fan of the Shia – I do dig this look sans neck hair…god guys, just shave the neck already! She’s OK, just seems like another cookie cutter model/starlet to me.

    • Cheri Lee

      He sucks.  Her shoes really did bring down the look.

    • Cheri Lee

      He sucks.  Her shoes really did bring down the look.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, another devotee of the Tom Cruise Slobbola look!  And we just had one yesterday!

      It’s time to restore the balance.  I want to see a celebrity couple on the red carpet with him in an Armani tux and brand new, blindingly shined shoes, with a fresh shave, a good haircut, and some nice jewelry, while she is in her ballet flats, jeggings, and off-the-shoulder sweatshirt, with her hair in ponytails.  Who’s first?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, another devotee of the Tom Cruise Slobbola look!  And we just had one yesterday!

      It’s time to restore the balance.  I want to see a celebrity couple on the red carpet with him in an Armani tux and brand new, blindingly shined shoes, with a fresh shave, a good haircut, and some nice jewelry, while she is in her ballet flats, jeggings, and off-the-shoulder sweatshirt, with her hair in ponytails.  Who’s first?

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        I thought he was going for Devendra Banhart’s dorky cousin Douchebag Banhart.

      • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

        I couldn’t agree more!  Let’s see . . . who would we like to see as a first example?  Keith and Nicole?

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Shia. I congratulate you on finding better cardigans. Still, you are not Ryan Gosling. Please stop trying to be edgy, you pompous douche.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

      Honestly, I don’t think Rosie is over-dressed, considering.  Yes, she’s overdressed as a starlet, but I think she’s using the press to audition for a job as a model who gets to wear clothes instead of just lingerie. More power to her.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sntierney Shannon Tierney

      I think the dress is the best iteration of the white lace D&G did that collection. She looks lovely. And I don’t know what other shoe you would wear with that, so it was good use of the nude pump.

      The neck beard is awful and the cardigan accentuates the fact that his shoulders slope so much they’d earn a black diamond rating.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

      I love the dress.  I don’t think she’s overdressed.  She’s new to all this, so of course, the first few times she’s gonna want to go a tad overboard.

      He’s a f*g douche, even though I have found him funny in his live interviews.  I just can’t stand even looking at him anymore.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

      I love the dress.  I don’t think she’s overdressed.  She’s new to all this, so of course, the first few times she’s gonna want to go a tad overboard.

      He’s a f*g douche, even though I have found him funny in his live interviews.  I just can’t stand even looking at him anymore.

    • Jill Roberts

      It’s kind of one of those weird 80s dresses that are so ugly that they end of being kind of cool.  Like Molly
      Ringwald’s prom dress in Pretty in Pink.  It only works for a very pretty girl, lucky for Rosie.  White is a great color for her too.

    • Jill Roberts

      It’s kind of one of those weird 80s dresses that are so ugly that they end of being kind of cool.  Like Molly
      Ringwald’s prom dress in Pretty in Pink.  It only works for a very pretty girl, lucky for Rosie.  White is a great color for her too.

    • Anonymous

      When he was first coming out with things as an older guy, I thought he was kinda hot even for a littler guy.  But the more I see of him and hear from him, the more I dislike him. 

      Her-I do happen to like it.  The fit is off and the shoes aren’t my favorites, but at least she put an effort in.  Press conference or not, at least she doesn’t look like she’s been sleeping in her clothes.

    • Anonymous

      Imagine the shitstorm she’d get if she showed up for a presser in jeans and grandma’s cardigan? The boys really shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it.

    • Anonymous

      That dress makes her head look small.

    • narita_rayna

      i love the dress, just not in this color & not for this occasion.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

      She’s a gorgeous girl, but this is the first time she’s actually looked “pretty”.  I think it’s cute.  

    • Anonymous

      She tends to choose too precious clothes and get away with it because she is cute and young but this one went beyond too precious to WAY too precious.  7 is about right.  Can she act?

    • http://profiles.google.com/laura.jane.ogorman Laura O’Gorman

      Holy god, she has a long neck.

    • Anonymous

      But as you can see, having anticipated his neckbeard’n’scruff, her canny stylist complimented it by botching her makeup.

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      I really dislike that dress but she looks so delighted and pretty that it doesn’t seem to matter.

    • Anonymous

      Him: This is casual Friday at the office. He could have at least cleaned up that shit on his neck. I refuse to even score him, because he obviously didn’t put in an ounce of effort.
      Her: I like the idea of the dress (top/skirt?), but it’s a little too busy as is. Still, she’s a gorgeous woman, and I can’t say she looks bad in this. Her smile is to die for. 9/10 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      Shia Lebeouf looks like a dweeb.

    • Anonymous

      I would like to see her in the white dress that Katie Cambridge wore at Wimbledon.  She would have rocked that look!  This is just a big fat “so what” for me.  He should be airbrushed out of all photos, like a bad wrinkle.

    • http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/ lilithcat

      Those pumps don’t work with the dress.  And I think it is a dress, but that the original was a skirt and top.  There’s definitely a difference at the waist.

      He annoys me, because every time I see his name, I think it’s misspelled. Ought to be “LeBœuf”.

    • lilibetp

      This is truly pairs division, as in they are divided in their outlook.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500972147 Chelsey Lauer

      She’s getting married 30 years ago. Good for her.

      • Anonymous

        Whoa, my exact thought when I saw the thumbnail was, “that looks like an embarrassing picture of a granola wedding from the 70’s.”

    • Anonymous

      That girl’s got a lot of neck, and he’s got none!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      I have never seen a more mismatched couple.

      • http://twitter.com/aStudiobytheSea Jody Lee

        Yeah, like Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, without the talent.  I had to sit through the movie with my teen son “Giant fighting robots, never gets old” and I kept thinking this male lead is not at all attractive or charismatic or funny, what is he doing here? He’s actually gotten less likable since the first and second installments of this franchise.  It figures he’d slobbify the red carpet.

      • http://twitter.com/aStudiobytheSea Jody Lee

        Yeah, like Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, without the talent.  I had to sit through the movie with my teen son “Giant fighting robots, never gets old” and I kept thinking this male lead is not at all attractive or charismatic or funny, what is he doing here? He’s actually gotten less likable since the first and second installments of this franchise.  It figures he’d slobbify the red carpet.

    • Anonymous

      I am so bloody sick of seeing these schlubs next to well-turned-out ladies. Step it up, douchebags! And that’s a very pretty dress.

    • Anonymous

      I really don’t like that dress/top/skirt/whatever.  It’s just got a lot going on and assymetrical and lace and white and……  Ugh.  And him? Girls, don’t even, I just can’t.  Interestingly, I attended a kd lang concert the other week and was struck how much she looks like John Cusack these days and when i googled pics of them I realized Shia could be there (wildly improbable!) love child.  Check them out, you’ll see….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

       He’s a hot mess. Her– love the dress/skirt and blouse/whatever, but wish she’d done something with her hair.  Jewelry might have helped as well.  The shoes don’t bother me.   Your scores sound about right, as per usual.

    • Lisa

      He actually doesn’t look that bad, but the fact that he’s a tool overshadows what he has on.  She’s too wedding-cakey.  In short, he’s too underdressed and she’s too over dressed.

    • Anonymous

      I think you’re being too generous.  She looks like she had a wedding cake thrown at her and he…no words.  

    • Anonymous

      He is looking like Cousin Larry from Perfect Strangers suddenly

    • Anonymous

      He still skeeves me out.  In a Mr. Shu kind of way.  ugh

    • margaret meyers

      He looks ridiculous.  This is what passes for a leading man?  He’s a badly-dressed, poorly-groomed, under-sized herp derp.

    • Patricia Biswanger

      Can’t stand him, and this just confirms it.

    • Anonymous

      When are these Hollywood “Bad Boys” gonna get a clue that their charms and talents are not enough to forgive giving the finger to the entire industry and all their fans as well?  That sort of permission is earned over years of having proved it again and again that you’re not just some unshaven short actor with huge shoes

      I think however that Rose knows exactly how this process works.  He should listen to her.  I love the dress a lot. The shoes bore me to tears but overall, she looks wonderful.

    • Anonymous

      He looks like a bobble head.  She looks like Barbie.  Very odd.

    • Kyle Henry

      Worst actor in the business, equally reprehensibly dressed.

    • Andrea Strane

      Her hair. It is killing me.  Always with the soft waves, pulled over one shoulder, and the roots always need a little volume. Change it up, honey.

    • Anonymous

      she finally looks bad ~ YAYYYY!

    • Anonymous

      Great dress, wrong occasion. He’s just . . . yucch.

    • Anonymous

      He looks like Wil Wheaton.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PHBN5RJ6BJHC72S22IIP3J437E Jae

      THOSE SHOES!!!!!!!!!! Hated them as completely as I loved the dress…It is a shame because she is quite stunning.

    • frankystein123

      Shia LaBeouf is… Major Creep!