Justin Timberlake

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

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

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

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

Jon Hamm

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 5, 2009 06:13:28 November 5, 2009 06:13:28

Arguments for: Don Draper has set our loins afire Hamm’s clean cut good looks appeal to the MiniVan, his friendly image makes him a safe, controversy-free, popular choice and despite his hunky status he maintains a longterm relationship, is not known to be a philanderer or a player Mad Men has been recognised by both fans and critics while still holding on to its street cred and will be just concluding its season when the SMA is announced. Full Story

Brad Pitt

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 5, 2009 06:12:03 November 5, 2009 06:12:03

Arguments for: Always in contention. For many women, he is still the sexiest ideal. Even with that f-cking beard. The father factor. Brad is a doting dad. This gets ‘em moist. Inglourious Basterds did well. Some say it’s still hanging around, lingering on the edges of Oscar consideration, especially now that the Academy has opened up Best Picture to 10 slots. Full Story

Will Smith

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 5, 2009 06:10:11 November 5, 2009 06:10:11

Arguments for: Will is popular. Very, very popular Will is charming. Very, very charming. Will has a huge box office. Will wins almost all the time. Will is happily married, he’s understood to be faithful, and he is a devoted father. It’s time for a non-white SMA. And he’s one of the few black actors who has a solid fan base across cultures and colours and… Will has never been named the Sexiest Man Alive. Full Story

Jay-Z

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 5, 2009 06:08:23 November 5, 2009 06:08:23

Arguments for: Success is sexy. Jay-Z now has more #1 albums than Elvis, second ONLY to the Beatles. Let me repeat that for you: only the Beatles have more #1 albums than Jay-Z. Jay-Z owns the f-cking world With success comes influence and power. Jay-Z is a star and a star-maker and a star marrier. Full Story

Channing Tatum

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 5, 2009 06:07:12 November 5, 2009 06:07:12

Arguments for: Buff, athletic all-American Big hit with G.I. Joe, newly established as an action star Just the right amount of scandal with a naughty past as an exotic dancer thrilling horny housewives and cougars, perfect MiniVan Majority fantasy material Next film: Dear John, a Notebook style tearjerker targeted to the ladies, written by Nicholas Sparks that many are predicting will be the next romantic hitArguments against: With all due respect to those of you who think he’s attractive, still others find his quarterback looks to be, um, sort of oaf-y and dumb. Full Story

Sam Worthington

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 5, 2009 06:05:17 November 5, 2009 06:05:17

Arguments for: Rugged, man, hot Enigmatic, fresh, mysterious, it would be an inspired and surprising choice He’s at the top of the list right now for producers and directors, everyone wants to work with him Stole Terminator Salvation from the compelling Christian Bale, not an easy feat Handpicked as the star of Avatar by James Cameron for his major holiday blockbuster hopeful and a huge push is being planned for both the film and its beast of a leading manArguments against: This is a personal issue… but he seems short. Full Story

Predicting the Sexiest Man Alive 2009

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 5, 2009 06:02:33 November 5, 2009 06:02:33

It’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 – handicapping the candidates that could capture the crown. My batting average is hovering around .400 but this might be the trickiest yet. An analysis of the potentials is to follow and, as always, can’t wait to read your remarks. Full Story

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dear Gossips,

Alec Baldwin? Definitely. An inspired choice. But he doesn’t need Steve Martin to hold his hand. Still, the Academy has decided they will host the Oscars together. Not sure how that will help with the ratings but whatever… good taste is dead anyway. And the tasteless will continue to watch some broad having too many babies on TLC.

Also…

My Girlcrush + My Freebie #1 = Squee.

Ausiello broke the story late yesterday - that James Franco will guest on 30 Rock in a fauxmance with Jane Krakowski. He starts working on it this week. My boy is mixing it up. Love.

And to borrow from Seth Meyers…

REALLY Savannah Film Festival? REALLY?

With so much fresh talent, you decided to honour EMMY ROSSUM with the Young Hollywood Award??? Is it because she offered to fly herself in to accept? Was that how you instructed your selection committee? REALLY?

F-ckin’ stupid, that’s what.

It’s Wednesday. We are at the end of our holiday. Leaving to head back to Vancouver, blogging on the road, check back often.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. The reference to a “billion dollar brand” was not ironic. Sex & Drink is not Ali Lohan. Heh.

PPS. First morning television, and now a clothing line? WTF Kings of Leon?

Franco: first look

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 4, 2009 14:47:22 November 4, 2009 14:47:22

Have you seen this? It’s the first look at James Franco on General Hospital. Don’t ask me about the storyline. I don’t care about the storyline. What I do care about are the scenes. Soap opera scenes are long and drawn out. Takes them days to have one conversation. Excruciating ordinarily but in this case, it means every day during the week there’s a long long LONG close up on James Franco for at least cumulatively 10 minutes an episode. Full Story