Sexiest Man Alive 2009 Articles

<p><strong>Predicting the Sexiest Man Alive 2009</strong></p><p> It&rsquo;s an annual tradition on this site. Later this month, People Magazine will name its Sexiest Man Alive and this is the 5th year of the exercise &ndash; handicapping the candidates that could capture the crown. My batting average is hovering around .400 but this might be the trickiest yet. </p><p> An analysis of the potentials is to follow and, as always, can&rsquo;t wait to read your remarks. But remember, this is not about who you WANT to be the Sexiest Man Alive. It&rsquo;s about who you PREDICT will be the Sexiest Man Alive. Of course Johnny should each and every time. But Johnny doesn&rsquo;t want it each and every time. Besides, this time he has nothing to sell. More often than not, there&rsquo;s a sale involved in the selection process. Which probably rules out JD for 2009. His profile is much too low right now. </p><p> This year is particularly difficult. There&rsquo;s a sure bet and there&rsquo;s my bet. </p><p> Here we go.</p><p> If you are new to the site and wish to read predictions from previous years, <a href="http://www.laineygossip.com/Sexiest-Man-Alive-2008-category-gossip.aspx" target="_blank">click here</a> and <a href="http://www.laineygossip.com/George_Clooney_Handicapping_Peoples_Sexiest_Man_Alive_2007.aspx" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p> Have I forgotten someone? Write me, let me know.</p>

Johnny Depp: The Sexiest Man Alive 2009

November 18, 2009 06:53:27 Posted at November 18, 2009 06:53:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Johnny isn’t selling this year. But the magazine picked him anyway. And it’s the best choice, on so many levels. Because only Pitt and Clooney (before today) have held the title twice. JD belongs in that league. His selection however actually demonstrates that People Magazine is capable of critical thinking. Full Story

His farewell lap

November 17, 2009 15:30:23 Posted at November 17, 2009 15:30:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You have been a good and just King. A deserving Sexiest Man Alive. A kind, compassionate, generous, and gracious Monarch. Your reign has been peaceful, full of humour and humility, wit and Wolverine. Today you are running but tonight you will sleep with your crown one last time. Your successor will be less than you. Full Story

Countdown to the SMA

November 17, 2009 14:54:28 Posted at November 17, 2009 14:54:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey

People Magazine will reveal its annual Sexiest Man Alive tomorrow and while many of you have been sending me this cover all day, please know… it’s FAKE. This is NOT THE REAL COVER. The real cover will be unveiled tomorrow. Who? Well if you revisit the list posted a few weeks ago – click here Full Story

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One more argument for…

November 6, 2009 14:13:31 Posted at November 6, 2009 14:13:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Have to give Lorella credit for this. She reminded me: One more argument in favour of Colin Firth as Sexiest Man Alive. I forgot about this video. And if you haven’t seen it, well, it’s the only way you should start your weekend. Bridget Jones, esteemed journalist, interviews Colin Firth. Full Story

RDJ SMA?

November 6, 2009 12:56:09 Posted at November 6, 2009 12:56:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I’m sorry. How could I have forgotten my RDJ? Your RDJ. Our RDJ. He’s been very, very quiet lately. Arguments for: He’s the coolest cat ever He is FUNNY. He is style. He is charm. He is the best. A sexy motherf-cker if there ever was one Everyone loves a comeback. His has been a spectacular comeback. Full Story

Alexander Skarsgard SMA?

November 6, 2009 11:54:12 Posted at November 6, 2009 11:54:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I hear you. I want him to be too. But this is a prediction. And the prediction is based on a magazine serving a very specific demographic… Alexander Skarsgard, along with Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, and Michelle Forbes were in Paris yesterday promoting True Blood as the show is now being pushed internationally. Full Story

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Colin Firth SMA?

November 6, 2009 08:02:39 Posted at November 6, 2009 08:02:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Many of you wrote yesterday pointing out, quite rightly, that he at least deserved to be included in the analysis. I apologise for the oversight. This is Colin Firth last night at 2 events in LA – first a screening of A Single Man and then at the BAFTA/Brittania Awards wearing a tux and, sigh, my favourite smile. Full Story

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Prediction: Bradley Cooper

November 5, 2009 06:27:01 Posted at November 5, 2009 06:27:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This is not the sure bet. But I like the underdog. Arguments for: The hair. The sex. The way he looked in that suit in The Hangover. Please Currently one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors who can boast of a rumoured romance with everyone’s favourite Jennifer Aniston and a current romance with Renee Zellweger The Hangover was a MASSIVE hit, now established as the highest grossing R rated comedy of all time Coop has Man Cred. Full Story

Robert Pattinson

November 5, 2009 06:25:32 Posted at November 5, 2009 06:25:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This is the sure bet. This is the PROBABLE choice. If you were forced at gunpoint to bet your mortgage on a candidate, it would be him, it would be the safest. People Magazine likes pleasing people. Pattinson is the Goliath. It’s his to lose. But I am a gambler… Take it easy Twi-Hards, it’s not because I don’t like him. Full Story

Gerard Butler

November 5, 2009 06:22:40 Posted at November 5, 2009 06:22:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for: I don’t know… supposedly he’s a ladies’ man and horny women want him and they would cut each other for the right to stuff money in his 300 diaper He sings. So this must mean he’s the true Phantom of the Opera. Fake romance with Jennifer Aniston = MiniVan approval because she is THEM. Full Story

George Clooney

November 5, 2009 06:20:42 Posted at November 5, 2009 06:20:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for: He is George Clooney. He is Mr Hollywood One of the top 5 names in the world and socially active, substance behind the celebrity George has a new girl. People Magazine has been trying to whitewash her to gain favour with him. And an attached George always gets the MiniVan talking George hasTHREE films in rotation: The Men Who Stare At Goats, The Fantastic Mr Fox, and yes, Up In The Air, expected to have a strong presence come nomination day. Full Story

Hugh Jackman

November 5, 2009 06:19:12 Posted at November 5, 2009 06:19:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for: Since claiming the crown last year, Hugh has hosted the Oscars, scored well (commercially) with Wolverine, charmed New York City, and is now featured on Broadway in A Steady Rain. It’s been a banner year. An ever better year than last Loves his wife, loves his kids, not controversial, and isn’t shy about showing us his pecs Is the nicest, kindest, most generous celebrity. Full Story

Justin Timberlake

November 5, 2009 06:17:14 Posted at November 5, 2009 06:17:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for: He’s the Golden Son. The curly haired boy who became a mogul and never f-cked up along the way. And famous all over the world. Saturday Night Live Pippy is a philanthropist now Always business: JT is expanding his clothing line. The SMA title would help sales Pippy would like nothing more than to be called A Man. Full Story

Ryan Reynolds

November 5, 2009 06:15:30 Posted at November 5, 2009 06:15:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for: He is willingly photographed bare-chested, and often. Milk and cookies goodlooking. Works out often Starred in 2 very successful films this year: Wolverine and The Proposal Did a good job hosting Saturday Night Live to cap off a great summer Beat out other beefers to win the role of Green Lantern and is also getting his own X spin-off Married to one of the most desirable women in the world He would want it. Full Story