posted on September 02, 2013 by
Happy Labor Day! Or, more importantly, happy Fifty-Shades-Casting-News-Day! I’m interrupting this day of non-labor, a day in which I planned to do nothing but watch an entire season of Gossip Girl (can you believe I’m just NOW starting to watch??), to bring you an impromptu hottie post. As you may have heard, Fifty Shades author E.L. James tweeted the casting news earlier today: ”I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.” Followed by: “The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.”
It was well over a year ago that casting rumors started swirling. And it has felt like an eternity to get to this point, but then again, how do you cast a man who has to live up to so many women’s fantasies? It seems like an impossible task, and I’m sure this has been the hardest part to cast since… Edward Cullen? But like I said in my Facebook post, I DO think this was a better casting choice than Ben Affleck as Batman. And what’s weird is that I think a “younger Christian Bale” would have been my first pick for both roles!
But since Christian Bale is out, let’s talk about (and more importantly, look at) who’s in. Charlie Hunnam wasn’t even on my Christian Grey casting radar. (Well, not until recently anyway.) He may not seem like the obvious choice, and many of you might not even know who he is, but here’s what I like about him:
posted on August 28, 2013 by
When I was a kid, I religiously watched the Mickey Mouse Club. I was obsessed with this show and grew to love the cast. Little did I know that I would still watch some of them to this day – Britney, Christina, J.C., Keri, Ryan and JUSTIN!
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend the Legends of the Summer concert featuring Jay Z and Justin himself! Leading up to the concert, I was counting down the days and the concert did not disappoint. I have been sitting here trying to come up with an accurate description of the show, but words cannot describe. Amazing, revolutionary, epic… I heard people around me saying it was the most incredible concert they have ever been to. The music and collaborations with Jay Z were fantastic but watching Justin perform live was an experience I will never forget.
Here are a few things I have always loved about JT:
posted on August 21, 2013 by
Ashton Kutcher has been in the news a lot lately. Mostly getting slammed for his portrayal of Steve Jobs, the critics saying he doesn’t have the acting chops to take on such an iconic, serious role. But Ashton was kind of the perfect person to play Jobs. He idolized him. And Ashton, despite some of the characters he plays, is really smart, entrepreneurial, and is actually quite the tech guru himself. Perhaps the hottest tech guru, like, ever. (And on the smart thing, he majored in biochemical engineering before dropping out to become a model. He wanted to research cardiomyopathy to try to cure his twin brother’s heart condition.) I mean, swoon.
Remember his character in A Lot Like Love (one of my faves), where he played an entrepreneur who created an online startup selling diapers? That’s kind of like him, except in real life he invests in incredibly successful companies. (At least 27 of them, including Skype, Spotify and Airbnb.) And in real life he’s dating Mila Kunis, not Amanda Peet. Also, has anyone else almost forgotten that he was married to Demi Moore? I mean, I felt like he was always destined to be with Mila, so now it’s like the whole Demi thing never happened.
And I don’t care what they’re saying about Ashton in Jobs. He’s the perfect leading man in his countless romcoms (like A Lot Like Love, No Strings Attached, What Happens in Vegas and Valentine’s Day to name a few). He has that slightly goofy charm, a quality that might be annoying on any other guy, but totally works for him. Maybe that has a little something to do with his looks – the model-esque physique, the chocolate-brown eyes, that perfectly messy hair and the irresistible smile.
But let’s talk about the other reason Ashton has been making headlines…
posted on July 24, 2013 by
Happy hump day! Today we have classic hottie Hugh Jackman, who claims this weeks post since he has The Wolverine coming out this weekend. Honestly, I could really care less about Wolverine. But what I do care about is Hugh’s bod when he’s training for Wolverine. Plus, I just adore him, and you ladies must love him, too, since he made it all the way to the Final 4 in this years Hottie Madness!
Shall we list all the reasons to love him? Because that list could go on for a while. Hugh is a real life leading man. The kind of man romance novels are written about. A family man. Not only does he have that irresistible charm, the infectious smile and the sexy accent, but it seems like every candid photo captures a joy that seems to radiate off of him. Whether he’s laughing and playing with his kids, walking his dog, working out, showing off his bod (can’t get enough of those) or being affectionate with his wife, every pic of him is seriously swoonworthy.
posted on July 17, 2013 by
This will be brief cause this week is kind of insane, but can we just talk about how FREAKING FABULOUS Claire Danes and Damian Lewis look in the latest issue of Vogue? I am obsessed with these photos by Annie Leibovitz. Maybe that’s because I’m also obsessed with Homeland. And with Annie’s photography. And with Damian. And Claire, who I’ve already professed my love for. Major girl crush. Her hair is beyond amazing, and didn’t she just have a baby? Clearly she’s won the genetic lottery. You know, it’s really a shame they don’t let Claire look this hot on the show, instead of the total and complete mess that defines her character Carrie.
posted on July 10, 2013 by
You know what I just realized? Girly Obsessions turned TWO last week! It just kind of came and went totally unrecognized. Oops. Happy belated birthday to my little blog. Where has the time gone?? It’s kind of shocking (or maybe scary) that I’ve had enough obsessions to keep this thing going! But what’s even more shocking is that in all of the 453 posts (including 141 hottie posts), only ONE has been about Ryan Reynolds. I mean, what? So with two movies coming out next week, R.I.P.D. and Turbo, I think it’s time to share the love, don’t you think?
Funny. Charming. Chiseled. (Even his abs have abs.) Handsome. Witty. Unpretentious. This man is the total package. I never realized it, but he has a totally self-deprecating sense of humor. Clearly he doesn’t realize how hot he is. That Blake Lively is one lucky lady! Here are a few tidbits from his Details interview that will make you swoon:
posted on July 03, 2013 by
The long awaited moment is here! Dexter, Season 8 (the final season), just began airing on Sunday. Who counted down the days with me? I was thrilled when I heard it was going to premiere in the summer rather than in the fall. I tried explaining my obsession with the show to a coworker:
“He’s a vigilante!” I professed.
“Right, he’s a killer,” she replied.
“Yes but a good killer!”
She looks at me with a frown, “Is there such a thing?”
The show definitely stirs up moral conflict, but viewers love him. Watch a few episodes and I guarantee you will be just as hooked. Michael C. Hall plays the serial killer in the series. How can a serial killer be lovable? Michael finds a way. Without him, I am not sure the show would be as much of a success. He pulls the character off beautifully… portraying Dexter’s desire to live a normal life while showcasing his psychopathic behavior.
posted on June 26, 2013 by
I feel like Johnny Depp is getting all the attention around The Lone Ranger premiere next weekend. I mean, it’s hard not to focus all your attention on his ridiculous get-up. And the fact that he’s Johnny Depp. But, let’s take a second to appreciate the man playing the title character of the movie, the Lone Ranger, Armie Hammer.
I didn’t really have a feeling one way or another toward Armie. Sure, he’s attractive. He has that slightly unkempt, boyish appeal. That 5 o’clock shadow that keeps him on the manly side of the pretty spectrum. That casual perfection. But I couldn’t picture him as anything but those douchey Winklevoss twins from The Social Network (he played both). But after seeing him in The Lone Ranger trailer, where he is looking very rugged and very sexy, I did a little more research. And I’ve learned that there are, in fact, a lot of things to love about Armie:
posted on June 20, 2013 by
My name is Jenn, wife of 7 years and mother of an adorable 1-year-old baby girl. Ashley and I went to grade school together. She moved away but I remained in our hometown in the wonderful state of Maryland. In fact, my husband and I purchased my childhood home and spent the past 4 years completely renovating it. Home décor is my primary obsession but I also love to gab to my friends about all things girly – celebrities, favorite makeup products, fashion, books… I am so incredibly excited that Ashley is allowing me to contribute to this blog. As a long time reader of GirlyObsessions, I often found myself exclaiming at the computer screen when I had similar views. I am looking forward to sharing my obsessions with you. So…
Does anyone remember these kids?
The New Kids On The Block DOMINATED the late 80s/early 90s. I know I’m not alone when I say that I was completely OBSESSED with these five individuals. Every girl I knew had a favorite and we were going to marry that person (we were DEAD serious!). Jordan was mine and I could not associate with anyone else who liked him too. (My best friend was a Joey fan, PHEW). I had shirts, pins, posters, lunch boxes…you name it. If they made it, I owned it. As their fan base aged, our taste in music changed and unfortunately, the band disassembled in the mid-90s.
Fast forward to today. NKOTB reunited and is currently on tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. I was able to go to the concert as part of a bachelorette party for a college roommate of mine. To be honest, I wasn’t really THAT excited about it. I mean, the songs bring back so many memories but these guys have to be old right? They probably can’t even dance that well! I went to this concert with LOW expectations and was pleasantly surprised when I saw this:
posted on June 19, 2013 by
After seeing World War Z previews all over my TV, I started wondering why I’ve never featured Brad Pitt. I had a major crush on him during his A River Runs Through It and Legends days (and his Meet Joe Black, Fight Club and Ocean’s Eleven days…), but his star fell a bit for me after his affair with Angelina and divorce from Jennifer. It was just all very scandalous. And then the bad facial hair started happening. But I was obsessed with him for the better part of two decades. I mean, he’s insanely hot, so I should try not hold a few not-so-hot years against him, right?. Because I know that underneath all the variations of facial hair is that youthful golden boy I once loved.
So while reminiscing about the Days of Hot Brad Pitt, I decided to just chronicle the hotness in a timeline. What was your fave moment in Brad Pitt Hotness History?