Happy birthday, Jake Gyllenhaal! While Movember may be over, we’re taking the time to celebrate Jake’s follicular follies as we wonder if he’s going to rock a beard to mark the day of his birth. Hey, even with his sexy chiseled face, Jake is equally (if not more) hot with the scruff!
Listen up, famous people, we know fame and fortune can’t buy happiness, but we kinda count on you to be leading the good life so we can live it up through you. So when you start looking like you’re doing just the opposite, it hurts us too (you know, after we eat up all the headlines about your downfall). In the past week, two of our favorite leading men — Jason Segel and Jake Gyllenhaal — former porn star turned writer Jenna Jameson, rapper/comedian Donald Glover and a few others have us worried for them. Are they getting high or getting into character? Expressing themselves or calling for help? Let’s look a little more closely, shall we?
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It’s not easy to pull off red felt and white fur, but there are a few lucky celebrities out there that manage to look hot in it regardless! Yes, it’s Christmas yet again, the time of the year where we prepare for a large bearded man to break into our homes as we sleep. Wouldn’t it be so much cooler if, for example, Katy Perry were to come down our chimney instead? Or Beyonce?! When famous folks dress up as Santa Claus, it provides a really interesting/weird alternate reality holiday. Or the beginning of a festive porno, depending on how you look at it. Head on down to the gallery below to see 30 Santa’s whose laps you definitely wouldn’t mind sitting on! From Victoria’s Secret Angels like Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum and Barbara Palvin, to divas like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. So step right up and check out the gallery of the ho-ho-hottest Santas around! It’s not only sexy, it’s tradition!
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The adrenaline kicking End of Watch opens wide across the country today, staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as two L.A. cops who get on the bad side of a drug cartel. Costar Anna Kendrick admits to being serious knocked out by Jake’s renaissance man movie-making abilities, and thinks he has it in him to direct a feature film on his own. So what does End Of Watch director David Ayers think of all this? “Absolutely!” he answers emphatically when VH1 News caught up with him at the red carpet premiere. “He gets in everything. He’s brilliant, he’s meticulous, he’s very thoughtful, and he always has the interest of the movie at heart.” David explains that in addition to his stellar acting performance, Jake also acted as his producing partner for the film. “He did a fantastic job,” he adds.
Jake was more modest about his Executive Producer credit, saying that he didn’t do it for the glory but because the finances for the film were so low! “We were asking for favors. I was calling up Eric Garcetti and being like, ‘Can you be the mayor in our movie?’ All the time there’s stuff like that.” In recognition for all of his wheeling and dealing, Ayers award Jake the all-important title. “It was one of the best days of my career so far,” he says of the moment he learned he was being named an Executive Producer. “I love making movies. To me it’s my life, I grew up in that. And to be honored as part of the film making process was just such an honor.” Will Jake follow in the footsteps of fellow acting A-listers like Ben Affleck, Angelina Jolie, and George Clooney and make the jump into the directorial part of the film process? We can see it happening!
Though Robert Pattinson has made his share of independent movies in his career, this week’s Cosmopolis is widely thought of has his big move to make a post-Twilight career for himself. And he certainly wouldn’t be the first hot young actor to make a case for himself as a serious actor by taking a giant step into the world of dark and twisty films. Many a heartthrob has gone from the pages of Tiger Beat to the local arthouse theater quite soon after they made it big, from Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix’s turns as gay hustlers in My Own Private Idaho to Daniel Radcliffe’s recent venture into spooky suspense with The Woman in Black. Sometimes it’s because they really love the art of filmmaking, like Rob seems to, and other times, it seems like a calculated move to make themselves Oscar contenders instead of Teen Choice surfboard winners.
Sometimes, they find their comfort zone in dark and twisty, sometimes, like in the case of Marlon Wayans, who surprised critics with his performance in Requiem for a Dream, it turns out to be a one-time-only deal. Still, we love them all for trying! Here are our 10 favorite arty and deep roles taken on by mainstream hotties:
It’s one of the greatest mysteries since contemplating the beginning of the universe: Who is Taylor Swift “never ever, ever getting back together” with in her new song, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”? It’s all we can think about since she announced the release of Red in an online chat with her fans last night. ”We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is the first single to be released from the album and, like many of her other excellent breakup songs, the lyrics are driving us crazy. John Mayer? Taylor Lautner? Jake Gyllenhaal? Joe Jonas? Which of these guys is she never going to give the time of day to ever again? Maybe it’s someone we don’t even know! Tay, why must you torture us like this. The blond beauty always sings straight from her heart, so we know this must be a page ripped right out of her diary.
Taylor confirmed the truth to her breakup track in an interview that aired on Good Morning America today. The song is about a breakup that was on and off. But what really inspired it was when a friend of her ex told her he heard she and the mystery ex were going to be rekindling the romance. Her lyrics set the record straight: “You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me/ But we are never ever, ever, ever getting back together.”
We hear you loud and clear, Taylor. We know she’s head over heels for Conor Kennedy after purchasing a new house near his family’s compound, so she is definitely not looking for new love anytime soon. But who is this ex who is so new song worthy? Your guess is as good as ours. Here’s a gallery of her real and rumored bfs for you to choose from.
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Donnie Wahlberg, we appreciate the shirtlessness you’re bringing to Twitter. The lip sweaters, not so much. “After 3 months cultivating, countless insults, thousands of requests to shave the #stache,” Donnie tweeted, along with a photo of New Kids on the Block sporting a set of virile mustaches. Countless requests to shave, you say? Yeah, that seems about right. While we’re not going to pretend they’re all suddenly gargoyles now that they’re sporting a little lip magic (Hello, Joey McIntyre. You seem to be doing…very well), overall it’s not a great look.
Of course, Donnie and the gang aren’t the only hot dudes whose facial hair lowers their babe quotient. We know! It doesn’t really make any sense! We love guys with ‘staches and beards as much as you do! But from Leo DiCaprio to Tom Sturridge, Shia LaBeouf to Ben Affleck, we guess some guys just look better clean-shaven. Guys like…
Guys, today is the day Magic Mike comes out and changes our lives forever. Okay probably not, but we do get to see Channing Tatum strip on the big screen, and that still feels pretty important. Despite the way everyone woman (and, let’s be honest, man) is foaming at the mouth to see Alex Pettyfer and the gang take if off this weekend, it turns out Magic Mike is only the most recent in a long line of awkward, dramatic, sexy, humiliating moments in male movie nudity. From Jason Segel‘s weepy reveal in Forgetting Sarah Marshall to basically every movie Ewan McGregor has ever done, enjoy what we consider to be the top 10 moments in cinematic dude nakedness. Though…aren’t they all pretty excellent? Warning: There will be butts.