Intro for November 10, 2014
Thank you for your messages and tweets re: the PEOPLE Magazine Sexiest Man Alive 2014 handicap feature on Friday. Some of you have made even more suggestions; three stand out in particular – Chris Hemsworth, Jake Gyllenhaal, and, um, Pipsqueak Justin Timberlake.
Hemsworth is an understandable selection. Physically, he certainly has it. And while he’s not American, the hunk-ness of his appearance, the blonde-ness of his hair, the alleged sexy ruggedness of his body could easily overcome the nationality obstacle. The only problem with Hemsworth however is that he is, ironically, the weakest Marvel superhero. Like, really, come on, who cares about Thor? And, more importantly, would it be Thor before Iron Man? Before even Captain America? Captain America Chris Evans might have a better shot.
As for Jake Gyllenhaal, yeah, it’s all there, no question. But for Jake, the big question is whether or not he wants it. Would he agree to an exclusive PEOPLE photo shoot? And an interview to answer questions about his “sexiness” and what he finds sexy and whether or not he’s single and when he’s not going to be single? You saw how he cut and run on Taylor Swift when the attention on him for dating her became too much. That’s something to consider – could Jakey G handle the heaviness of the SMA crown?
Pipsqueak? I had to laugh. But the reader who submitted this possibility made a good point. It’s not that she was in support of Justin Timberlake as a potential SMA. What she was doing, a very astute gossip, was considering that his ego would love it – of course it would – and how he would negotiate an exchange for it. Mrs Timberlake is pregnant. You think he’d announce it at the same time? Taking the title of Sexiest Man Alive while confirming that he’s to be a father?
But then he’d have to share. With his own child. And you know Pips. Pips doesn’t think Pips needs any value-added. In his mind, he’s already everything. In his mind he’s enough.
Keep sending me your thoughts. We’ll find out soon.
In the meantime, I’m starting the week off with this – behind-the-scenes video of Charlie Hunnam, an SMA contender for sure (click here to see his odds). But don’t say I didn’t warn you. I mean if you don’t want to walk around dripping between your legs all day, maybe you shouldn’t press play.
Yours in gossip,