For up-and-coming actors in the ’90s, snagging a guest role on Boy Meets World was like portraying a deranged murderer on Law & Order. The series was a staple on ABC’s TGIF lineup, geared towards adolescent and teenage fans who loyally followed the show’s characters from junior high to college over the course of seven seasons.
Dating in real life is no easy chore. If you take it online, you risk a steady stream of creepers and Catfishers who lie about their height and male pattern baldness. In real life, you’re dealing with douches at the bar who murmur things like “What’s your Facebook, sexy?’ with rank beer breath. Thus, it’s incredibly tempting to pretend that the hotties smoldering through our favorite TV shows are our boyfriends. They have perfect abs, luscious hair, flawless line delivery and never sweat — why not?
And there are so many of them to choose from. A fantasy boyfriend for every kind of girl! If you have a supernatural fetish, clearly you’d welcome a little bite from Vampire Diaries Ian Somerholder. Love vulgar, sexually bonkers weirdos with a heart of gold? Cut to Adam Driver on Girls!
This weekend, take a break from real-life dating and fall hard for our ten favorite — if completely unavailable — TV boyfriends.
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Like slackers, geeks hold a special place in our hearts. Conventional high school rules may deem them unworthy lunchtime companions or prom dates, but time and television have proven that they’re usually the ones with the most interesting things to say. And let’s be real: we’re all a little bit geeky about something, be it period pieces or comic book sequels.
Iceland is a magical place. Between majestic hot springs and the belief that elves roam the countryside, it’s a destination you’ll likely want to return to again and again in your dreams if you’re lucky enough to visit. And with its idyllic landscapes, it’s understandable why the small country in the North Atlantic has become a popular location for film and television.
Celebrities like Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba and Olivia Munn may look like they live glamorous lives, but at the end of the day, they’ve got a few things in common with the common people. They feel ambivalent about celebrating Thanksgiving with their weird extended family. They get frustrated about going to that “important” annual dentist appointment. They even run to the market when they’re out of milk. In fact, some of them seem to REALLY love grocery shopping. Check out our gallery of 30 celebs caught in the act of loading up their carts. We don’t know what they were thinking… but we can guess.
As the 2013 Sundance Film Festival enters its homestretch, we’ve noticed one thing about it: This year seems more about the films than the star-studded, super-sponsored A-list parties. Which, um, we’re pretty sure is what Robert Redford wants from his Utah fest. Lucky enough for those of us living vicariously through our friends (and photographers) in Park City, there has still been no shortage of eye candy. Here, we’re taking a moment to point out the lovely array of actors who put on their best puffy jackets and risked some great hat-hair to premiere their artsy movies. From Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Alexander Skarsgard, Adam Brody to Chris Noth, there were plenty of familiar faces at the festival, along with some relative newcomers like Austenland’s Ricky Whittle. We even gave Matthew McConaughey an honorary spot in this gallery, because even though his drastic weight loss for Dallas Buyers Club has sapped his conventional beauty, he’s looking kinda weird hot as he packs the pounds back on. And if there’s anything that’s appropriate for Sundance, it’s definitely the phrase “weird hot.”
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Do you ever sometimes wish the government would legalize polygamy so you could have two husbands at the same time? No? Well, then clearly you haven’t watched The Greatest Event In Television History yet. Spoiler Alert! The event is a shot-by-shot remake of the intro to the ’80s detective show Simon & Simon starring Jon Hamm and Adam Scott. If you’re unfamiliar with Simon & Simon, don’t worry. All you need to know is that it involves Jon Hamm getting punched in the face and Adam Scott wearing a tuxedo. Well, they’re both wearing tuxedos, actually. Do we need to explain anything else before you watch it? Yes? But why?
While you could watch just the hilarious intro sequence, it’s worth the time to watch the full-length special that the duo filmed for Adult Swim. Not only is it hilarious, but Scott and Hamm also strip down and stretch out on a pile barre.
Some major television star power showed up at the NBC Upfront preview party in New York on Monday, representing a fair amount of our favorite shows and new ones we can’t wait to see. One of those would be Parks and Recreation and the shows lead, Amy Poehler looked like a stone cold fox in a Nicole Miller dress, House of Lavande jewelry and an All Saints leather jacket. Other funny ladies, Up All Night co-stars Maya Rudolph and Christina Applegate also represented. Eva Longoria was glam in a deep red Alberta Ferretti dress with Brian Atwood pumps. She probably made sure not to stand right next to Jenny McCarthy, whose sexy fuchsia shift would have clashed horribly next to it!
Other glam ladies included Law & Order: SVU‘s Mariska Hargitay wearing a white Victoria Beckham dress. She happily posed with co-stars Ice-T and Kelli Giddish. Katharine McPhee wore a floral Dolce & Gabbana dress, repp’ing Smash. Jamie-Lynn Sigler looked fine in a red Nonoo jumpsuit and posed with her Guys With Kids producer Jimmy Fallon. That was just the tip of the iceberg at this Upfront, so head on to the gallery for the whole deal. Of course, the Fox Upfront happened on the same day in the same city, and we know that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato were officially presented as the newest judges on The X Factor there. Did the rest of that network’s star power match up? Click over to our Fox gallery and compare!
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We’re not sure we can be objective about More Like Her, the new novel from author Liza Palmer. That’s because she’s family — a writer for VH1′s Pop Up Video. So rather than review the book, we invited her to write a guest blog about it, the world of celebrity and which celebrities she dreams of casting in the movie adaptation.
I’ve been writing books for almost 10 years and wrote for the first season of VH1′s Pop Up Video in 2011. My books, like my life, have explored the idea of identity and being comfortable with who you are, warts and all. What is this “normal” we’re all reaching for? Clearly, after four books, I’m still trying to figure it out. But, with More Like Her I wanted to raise the stakes a bit. I wanted something to happen that couldn’t be taken back with an apology or a conversation.
Liza’s fantasy casting for More Like Her.
We all know celebrities are airbrushed, both their photos and their lives. And yet, we keep striving for it: that same Photoshopped perfection. We imagine there’s some green room awaiting us with everything Gwyneth Paltrow promises on Goop, a tablescape by Martha Stewart and an outfit from J. Crew that will look better on us than it does on the first lady.
But perfection doesn’t exist. And we know it. That doesn’t stop us from scrambling for it day in and day out. What are we all hiding? To answer this question, here are just a couple of the comments left after gossip blogs posted a photo of Scarlett Johansson wearing a bikini while on vacation in Hawaii:
“Ugh… spotty knees, hair can be seen on her right calf area!!”