Channing Tatum

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2014 17:42:43 November 7, 2014 17:42:43

Arguments for: -Super popular -Super nice -Promoting Foxcatcher right now and angling for Oscar consideration. -Has become a Hollywood power player; has worked hard to get here and no one resents him for it. People want to see Channing Tatum succeed. -No scandals and is always honest about who he is. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2014 17:34:12 November 7, 2014 17:34:12

Arguments for: -Cumhards want it. The Batchies are passionate. They could drive sales of the magazine. -Oscar campaigning for The Imitation Game and Harvey Weinstein is on his side. -Dr Strange rumours. No word yet on who it is but if he is Marvel’s newest superhero, it could be a well-timed announcement to start building anticipation -He’s a good actor with a nice voice Arguments against: -Cumhards are mad at him for getting engaged -He’s internet famous but is he widely famous? Go back to what I said about attraction being a bubble and the internet giving illusions about how universally appealing or popular someone or something is. Full Story

Brad Pitt

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2014 17:14:47 November 7, 2014 17:14:47

Arguments for: -He and Angelina Jolie got married -Award season. A push for Fury -His hair looks better -His activism: Brad Pitt doesn’t just sit around and smoke weed anymore (that much) -He’s devoted to his children. The MiniVan Majority loves that. -He’s a two time SMA. Full Story

George Clooney

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2014 17:06:02 November 7, 2014 17:06:02

Arguments for: -The MiniVan Majority always wanted him to stop being a bachelor -Wedding of the year -His wife is SO interesting! -His activism: George has become more than a movie star. So if you’re looking for “sexy” beyond just having a good body and a handsome face, he’s your man -There hasn’t been an SMA over 50 since Harrison Ford in 1999. Full Story

Idris Elba

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2014 16:58:53 November 7, 2014 16:58:53

Arguments for: -Have you looked at the man? -The accent -He’s badass. He definitely has the dude vote. -There has only ever been one non-white Sexiest Man Alive: Denzel Washington 1996. It’s time. Arguments against: -There has only ever been one non-white Sexiest Man Alive: Denzel Washington 1996. Full Story

Jamie Dornan

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2014 16:53:39 November 7, 2014 16:53:39

Arguments for: -He’s Christian Grey Arguments against: -He’s Christian Grey. Fifty Shades Of Grey is a joke to a lot of people. -Right now, he doesn’t have instant name recognition. If you don’t live online and read the blogs, etc, you don’t know who he is. Full Story

Ben Affleck

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2014 16:47:00 November 7, 2014 16:47:00

Arguments for: -Batfleck -The Batfleck body. He does look good right now. -The success of Gone Girl as a follow-up to the success of Argo; Affleck’s on a good run right now -Jennifer Garner: the MiniVan Majority loves her. And the last time he was the Sexiest Man Alive, he was engaged to Jennifer Lopez. Full Story

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Handicapping the Sexiest Man Alive 2014

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2014 16:39:28 November 7, 2014 16:39:28

Attraction can be a bubble. When you’re into someone, you feel it so hard, you can’t imagine that no one else can see it. Attraction + the internet is even more confining. Because you’re out there, in a community, with others who share your desire, and, it gives you the illusion that that represents the world, that your lust target must be a universal one. Full Story

JLO promises to go slow

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2014 16:31:47 November 7, 2014 16:31:47
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That’s what she always promises. And breaking that promise is how she ends up dating losers. So, as you’ve seen, Jennifer Lopez has been in New York all week hustling the release of her memoir True Love. Most of the headlines about the book have been about Ben Affleck. He was her first real heartbreak (despite the fact that she was married twice before hooking up with him) and Marc Anthony stepped into her life shortly after. Full Story

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Duana Posted by Duana at November 7, 2014 16:16:06 November 7, 2014 16:16:06

How To Get Away With Murder Season 1 Episode 7 recap Look, I am not trying to say things just for the sake of being incendiary. But Serial is doing How To Get Away With Murder basically now, and with so much more clarity and fun and Who Killed Hae, who is someone we actually know and care about, unlike, say, Lila who we don’t know and never have and haven’t even seen. Full Story