posted on February 21, 2013 by
Well, I guess the title of this post doesn’t really give anything away. We all knew that Dan Stevens wasn’t coming back to Downton next year. Sigh. What we didn’t know was how his character, Matthew Crawley, would be written off. And now we do. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the finale, try to avoid reading this post and just click on the pretty pictures. That’s why you “read” the hottie posts anyways.
posted on February 14, 2013 by
Happy Valentine’s Day! Even though I should take advantage of the day when it’s ok to create something with 30 shades of pink and make a holiday animation, I thought a hottie post would be more appropriate! I know Nicholas Sparks’ books and movies are pretty prescriptive – 1. Man meets woman. 2. It’s love at first sight. 3. Something happens to tear them apart. 4. There is some sort of twist. 5. They are brought back together. 6. They live happily ever after – but, he does know how to write a romance and swoon-worthy leading men. More traditional, less possessive-tortured-dominant-red-rooms-of-pain leading men. And his latest leading man is Josh Duhamel who is starring in Safe Haven which opens in theaters today. (Hint hint guys, if you need a last-minute date idea!)
posted on February 06, 2013 by
Did anyone watch Emily Owens, M.D.? I never got around to my mid-season TV recap, but Emily Owens was one of my favorite new shows. And I’m beyond upset that it’s cancelled. The last episode aired yesterday, so I guess this post is a little late. It’s a shame. Mamie Gummer was absolutely charming. And it was on right after my other CW guilty pleasure, Hart of Dixie, so I got Hot Neighbor Wade followed by Most-Adorable-Doctor-Ever: Micah Barnes, played by Michael Rady. If he looks familiar, that’s because he made his debut as Kostas in the fabulously girly movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. (Note to CW, or any TV network: PLEASE put Michael Rady in another show! I’m going to have withdraw!) But…it’s never too late for a hottie post, right?
posted on January 30, 2013 by
I don’t know if I’ve discussed my feelings about zombies on the blog, although I think it’s pretty obvious that vampires are my supernatural hottie of choice. Zombies don’t even show up on my hotness radar. I don’t know, I’m just not attracted to dudes who are missing parts of their faces. But that was until Nicholas Hoult entered the picture as a totally hot zombie man-boy in the movie Warm Bodies.
I really want to see this movie. I love a good romance filled with teenage angst and a pouty, mysterious, slightly-emo-but-totally-charming leading man. When I asked my husband about going to see it, he was like, I don’t know, it’s just a Zombie RomCom. Exactly. What’s not to like? Zombies for him. Romcom for me. Although he likes romcoms, too, but I just think he prefers his zombies….less attractive. I was going to say more realistic, but yeah…more like the Walking Dead variety. However, I do prefer my zombies attractive. Obviously. Especially in the form of Nicholas Hoult. I’m sure this has been said before, but who knew that awkwardly cute kid from About a Boy would grow up to be such a handsome adult! He does have the perfect eyes to be a zombie. Piercing and beautiful.
posted on January 23, 2013 by
This post is dedicated to my hometown bestie, Meau, who immediately after the Ravens AFC Championship win on Sunday texted me saying: I want a Ravens hump day hottie post. And so I’m delivering! As I said back in September, I am one of those girly football fans, and I could not be more thrilled that my Ravens are going to the Superbowl!! (But, please don’t hate on me if your team lost.) I’m just so excited to have a reason to watch beyond pigs in blankets, foods with dip and the commercials!
She suggested a post on Torrey Smith, and who could blame her? He has those amazing dreads and that winning smile. Plus, he had an incredible season despite the death of his younger brother back in September. But I had to share the love for a few more of the boys in purple who contributed to the Ravens winning season (sorry I couldn’t feature all of them!). Speaking of winning smiles, I had to feature Ray Lewis? He is the glue that holds the Ravens together, a huge positive influence on the team and the community. And after 17 years with the Ravens, he announced he would retire at the end of this season, so I hope he can end his amazing career with a Superbowl WIN! (BTW, I had no idea that Dennis Pitta was so hot until I did this post!)
posted on January 15, 2013 by
If you don’t watch Girls, you might not get this one. Actually, if you DO watch Girls, you still might not get it. But if you read my Golden Globes recap, you’ll know that I’m totally obsessed with the show, and specifically with Adam Driver, who plays Lena Dunham’s on-screen douche-with-a-heart-of-gold love interest, Adam Sackler. He’s the guy that you hate to love, or love to hate, or love to love. An extremely divisive character. A modern, hipster version of Mr. Big.
I went from being totally turned off by him in the first half of the season, when he was making “monkey meat” out of Hannah’s heart and using her as a sex object, to being completely attracted to him when he becomes her unexpectedly charming, oddly romantic, and almost overly committed boyfriend. (Although peeing on someone in the shower is NEVER attractive, but I can somehow forgive it.) I think this quote from Adam about his character sums it up perfectly: “After the first couple of episodes, people started coming up to me and saying, “You’re an asshole, but I like you.” But as the show unfolded, people were saying more flattering things.”
posted on December 20, 2012 by
Sorry that I’ve totally slacked on hottie posts (and all posts for that matter) for the past few weeks. It’s not like me. I actually started this post two weeks ago, but I’ve been swamped at work and busy trying to get Christmas stuff done, so the blog has taken a back seat. And I am taking next week off from blogging to enjoy the holiday and recharge my batteries, and I’ll be back in full force in the new year.
But I do hate to see weeks go by with no hotties, so I’m going to try to make up for it. A lot of magazines right now are coming out with their Entertainers/Men of the Year issues (GQ, EW, Details), so I thought I’d recap some of my picks for Hotties of the Year 2012. Some are new to the blog, and some have already been featured, but you can never have too much hotness, right?
It was so hard to narrow down all the hotties of the year into a small list, so I’m sorry if I’ve left out your faves!! Who would be your top hottie of 2012?
Sexiest Stripper: Channing Tatum
Who knew a movie about male strippers would be so successful? (Well, I could have told you that…) It’s hard to choose just one hottie from a movie full of them, but Channing brings the sexy in Magic Mike. Those dance moves? Damn. He clearly had a good year, also starring in The Vow and 21 Jump Street, and was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive. And how can you not love a man, when asked what super power he wishes he had, answers, “To be able to read my wife’s mind.” Swoon! (And we recently found out he’s going to be a
DILF daddy, so congrats Channing and Jenna!)
Super Hotties: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christian Bale and Henry Cavill
I freaking love, LOVE, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. So much so that I may have been the only person to see Premium Rush. And he was so great in The Dark Knight Rises as a super-hero sidekick to my other love, Christian Bale. I’m sad to see CB’s part of the franchise end, but I seriously hope they continue with JG-L as Robin. Plus you gotta love a guy who channels his inner stripper for a very sexy Magic Mike tribute on SNL. And even though Man of Steel isn’t out until next summer (ugh), Henry Cavill (and his package) has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention!
Red-headed British Hotties: Eddie Redmayne and Damian Lewis
I mentioned this in my Claire Danes post, but I’m completely obsessed with Homeland, including its friendly neighborhood terrorist and Emmy-award-winning star, Damian Lewis. I had no idea he was a “pesky Brit” until he accepted his award, and with a typical British sense of humor, said: “I don’t really believe in judging art, but I showed up just in case.” I’m completely enamored with him and the character he plays. And I’ve already blogged about my love for Eddie Redmayne, so I’m thrilled to see his stylish, perfectly coiffed self all over the place promoting Les Mis. Just one more reason I can’t wait to see this movie!
Downton Hotties: Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery
I’ve already done a hottie post on the Men of Downton Abbey (one of my most popular posts!), but it’s no secret that Dan Stevens is my fave. I went to see him in The Heiress on Broadway, and stalking the stage door finally paid off! I not only met him, but hugged him, got his autograph and a picture with him! He was completely lovely and charming in person, so now I’m even more obsessed. I will be crushed if he doesn’t return for Season 4. Crushed. And Michelle Dockery is just stunning. Even though Lady Mary is a bit stuck up, I have a soft spot for her!
Just Cause: Leonardo DiCaprio and John Krasinski
Leo should always be featured, just cause he’s Leo. He is one of my all-time faves, and since he made it to the final round of Hottie Madness earlier this year, I know I’m not alone! I’m excited to see him in Django Unchained, but more excited for The Great Gatsby, which was supposed to be out this year but has been pushed back until 2013. Bummer. Either way, he had a busy 2012. And in case you need another reason (which you don’t), he was featured in the Details Hollywood Maverick’s issue as the Leading Man. John Krasinski was featured in that same issue as the Idea Man, which made me realize I’ve never done a post on him (what?), so this is way overdue. I’ve been a long time fan of John on The Office, and I basically love him in anything he does! He’s just so damn adorable. Check him out in the upcoming movie Promised Land, which he co-created, co-wrote and co-stars in with fellow hottie Matt Damon.
The New Hotties: The Cast of New Girl
I recently did a post on the boys of New Girl and like I said in that post, I started watching the show because I was a fan Zooey Deschanel (and still am), but the guys have totally won me over and stolen my heart. New Girl has become one of my favorite shows, and the cast has such great chemistry. Can’t get enough of the douchebag jar!
Brotherly Hotties: Chris and Liam Hemsworth
I’ve featured both brothers on this site, and they have both had incredible years, Liam with The Hunger Games and Chris with Snow White, The Avengers and Red Dawn. So…I can’t feature one without the other. I love how Thor director Kenneth Branagh described Chris’ appeal to Out magazine: “[Chris] is built like a concrete shipyard and looks very fetching with his shirt off.” Umm, yum.
Girl Crushing: Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway
There are so many women I could feature, but these are three of my fave ladies of 2012, each of them being nominated for SAG and Golden Globe awards for their performances this year! Jennifer had a huge year with The Hunger Games and I’m so happy to see her nominated for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, which I adored. (Check out my review!) I think she is super sexy and I love her raspy voice and sense of humor. I was also lucky to see Jessica Chastain in The Heiress, and the fact that Jessica came out to talk to the fans, take pics and sign autographs was amazing. She was incredibly sweet and I was thrilled to meet such a charming, beautiful, total A-lister, with the most fabulous hair and smile. I loved her in The Help, and I can’t wait to see her in Zero Dark Thirty. And I’ve been a fan of Anne Hathaway since The Princess Diaries. I think she is stunning, such a unique beauty, and I love seeing her all over the red carpet while promoting Les Mis. She is getting rave reviews for her performance, and from the clips I’ve seen and heard, I know she will be fabulous. As always! Good luck during award season, ladies!
Hottest Judging Musician: Adam Levine
There are so many hot musicians, and I don’t feature enough of them on my blog, but Adam Levine has had an incredible year (well, few years) and it’s time to show him some love. I’m not a devoted fan of The Voice, although I love the show when I do watch it, and seriously, Adam Levine is so hot. And funny. An genuine. And great with the contestants. And that dude can sing. I mean, who knew a song about a payphone could be so freaking sexy??? I just love all those tats, and the voice, and the hair, and the shirtless moves like Jagger, and the overall rock star vibe.
Surprise Obsessions: Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck
Well, I recently mentioned in my post about Bradley that I was never a huge fan (not cause of his looks, but cause of the characters he played), but my love for Silver Linings Playbook made him my latest obsession. I adored him in that movie and now his hotness has gone to a whole new level. Same with Ben Affleck. I don’t know why, but I just wasn’t a fan. After Good Will Hunting, I went down the path of Matt Damon and turned on Ben Affleck. Sorry Ben, I don’t know why. But I have loved all the movies he’s directed and also starred in, especially Argo, and I’m pleased to see it nominated for so many awards. He is clearly at the top of his game, and I kind of adore his relationship with Jennifer Garner. Plus, how can you not melt at the fact that Jennifer says he ”excels” at “playing babydoll” with his girls Violet and Seraphina? Totally swoon-worthy. Consider me converted!
So, that’s it. The last hottie post of the year. But I’ll be back the first week of January with a new crop for 2013!
posted on November 28, 2012 by
I never thought I’d do a hottie post on Bradley Cooper. Not that he’s not attractive. Clearly he is. But he’s almost always cast as a dick, and since I don’t actually know him, I’ve just assumed that’s his actual personality. I know that’s not fair and I know he’s acting, but he always plays a bit of a douche, and he plays it well. Too well. Although sometimes he’s a loveable douche, like in The Hangover. And not so loveable in The Wedding Crashers. But, if you read my review yesterday of Silver Linings Playbook, this post will come as no surprise. I ADORED him in that movie. Like, loved. And he’s not a dick at all. Sure, he’s a little bit bipolar, but he’s also positive and charming and romantic. Swoon.
It was nice to see him break out of his unfortunate douche mold and push his range. Nice to see that he’s capable of playing a different part. A totally likable part. So, keep that in mind, Hollywood. Seems like such a waste to make a hot guy play a jerk, you know? I like my handsome leading men to be perfect. Is that too much to ask?
posted on November 21, 2012 by
Today totally snuck up on me (holiday weeks somehow never seem like actual weeks), and putting together a hottie post almost slipped my mind. All I can think about is pumpkin pie and Black Friday shopping, but I just can’t let a Hump Day go by without a hottie, and today I have three! I had this post planned for a while, but it almost got pushed aside for a Dan Stevens post since I met him this past weekend! But I’ll save him for when Downton is back in January.
I’ve shared my love for New Girl a few times now, and it truly is one of my fave new(ish) shows. I started watching because I like Zooey Deschanel, but it’s the boys of the show who have stolen my heart. Who’s your fave?? (I can’t decide if I’m more obsessed with Schmidt or Nick…sorry Winston.)
Max Greenfield as Schmidt
I was thrilled to see that Max was chosen as one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive this year! Even though Schmidt contributes the most cash to the Douchebag Jar, there is something so appealing about him. Schmidt exudes confidence, is almost always inappropriate and he just tries so hard, which is sometimes endearing, sometimes pathetic, but somehow always charming. Schmidt has no shame and thinks his body is a temple, so he is shirtless as much as possible, but Max told GQ that it takes a lot of work. “Depending on how naked I am in the next episode, that’s how much I go to the gym the week before.” Love the honesty. Love his charmingly douchey moments:
posted on November 15, 2012 by
Hi everyone, I just wanted to introduce today’s guest blogger, Nikki. She is bringing you a second hottie post this week, so for that reason alone, she is awesome! (And for many other reasons, too!)
Ok, so his real name is Daniel Craig, but let’s face it: this gorgeous Brit was born to play the eternally stylish, badass 007.
But what is it about him that’s so ridiculously hot? Forget the ripped body. And his super-spy swagger. For me, it’s those eyes. Steely, icy-blue and piercing – like he hasn’t decided if he’s going to shoot you or ravage you. OK, and maybe the ripped body helps.
Daniel also scores hottie points for making practically every man on the planet want to BE him. Whether he’s leaping over buildings chasing a terrorist, suavely ordering his vodka martini (shaken, not stirred, natch), or waltzing into a black tie affair with some scantily clad Bond Girl … what man WOULDN’T want some of that action.