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>

Jon Hamm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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