Look, it’s not just actresses who are forced to strip down for gratuitous topless shots. More and more actors are taking one for the team and taking off their shirts. Chris Hemsworth not only took his shirt off for no real reason in the first Thor film, but he does it again in the sequel, Thor: The Dark World! Ryan Reynolds routinely takes his top off on screen and Bella and Edward’s romance in the Twilight saga was almost upstaged by Taylor Lautner‘s abs.
For whatever reason that was shoehorned into the script, these 20 instances of gratuitous male toplessness exist on screen and it’s weird, but also fantastic.
Every year, there are a few actors who break out in a big way. (Think: Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids.) The actress immediately turned her supporting role into several big hits at the box office. And then there are actors like Isla Fisher, who made a big splash in Wedding Crashers, but failed to become a stand out on her own. We love her, we support her, but we want more for her. She and the nine other names on this list are those break out stars that we wish had bigger careers.
Here are VH1, we have a bit of a fascination with Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling. Both actors have films opening this weekend (R.I.P.D. and Only God Forgives, respectively) so we asked them who would win in a face-off. Of course, Jeff Bridges, who was hanging out with Reynolds during the interview, jumps in and offers his thoughts as well.
In the new movie, R.I.P.D., Ryan Reynolds plays an police officer killed in the line of duty who must join an undead detective force of spirits. He might play an unquiet spirit in the film, but in real life Ryan Reynolds has a stare so smoldering and so powerful it gazes into MY SOUL.
Okay, maybe he’s also staring into your soul, too.
Ryan Reynolds is a man if many talents onscreen: How else could he go from Van Wilder to Buried, Fifteen to The Proposal. But when we saw the beautiful photography book his R.I.P.D. co-star Jeff Bridges made on the set of the weird afterlife buddy cop flick, we wondered, does Ryan also have some kind of side career waiting in the wings?
“I love to write, but I don’t publish, he told VH1 earlier this week. “I write some memoir stuff that’s not necessarily true. It’s expanded versions of kernels of truth that happened when I was young. I have three older brothers, and each one of them is uniquely bizarre in their own way. They’re a wellspring of great stories.”
Hey, this seems like something more than a little hobby. Look out, David Sedaris.
“It sounds like there’s a script there, man,” Bridges commented.
Ooh, and if he added some “expanded” versions of stories about his love life, we’d definitely be hooked!
Earlier this week, we told you about how Miley Cyrus referred to her boyfriend/fiance/superstud Liam Hemsworth as her “hubby” in an interview with Cosmopolitan. The quote sparked an untold number of rumors suggestion that the power-couple have already tied the knot without us catching on. Well, it turns out we missed a crucial part of the interview: She actually straight up said she was married, y’all! “I’m happy I don’t have to date anyone,” she said within the pages. And later on while telling an anecdote she dropped another glaring hint nugget: “‘I’m so happy I’m married, because you guys are so cruel!’”
OK, so she might have just taken a conversational short cut, and what she meant to say was “I’m so happy that I’m about to get married in the very near future.” But that’s kind of a mouthful, no? A rep for Hemsworth strenuously denied the wedding bell buzz to People, saying that they are ”definitely NOT married.”
But hey, reps deny stuff all the time. And it doesn’t explain those Twitpics from Christmas that showed Miley and Liam wearing matching rings. And it really doesn’t explain why those same photos mysteriously vanished soon after being posted! Did Miley and Liam get married in secret? It wouldn’t be the first time in Hollywood history. Head on down to the gallery below and see 20 other famous couples who got hitched on the super DL!
It’s a question that has perplexed humankind since the dawn of time (or at least the last five years): Who is the hottest Canadian Ryan of All? The top two contenders are obviously Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds. But like Highlander, there can be only one. Everyone has their favorite choice, but seeing as how it’s Ryan Reynold’s 36th birthday today, we’ll give him the leg up above Mickey Mouse’s old flunky Gosling. Don’t believe us? Well, our crack team of pop culture experts have put the two Ryans to the test, measuring them against all sorts of important criteria. And the results were pretty telling. See for yourself!
Soapbox time, folks. Today’s New York Post has a “spy” quoted as saying Blake Lively is “glowing” now that she’s back on the Gossip Girl set, following her surprise (to us) wedding to Ryan Reynolds earlier this month. And everyone is on “bump-watch.” You know why they’re on bump watch? Because Blake is usually really careful about what she eats, but since her wedding, she seems to be eating a lot more.”
Hold on a second. Could she also be “glowing” because she just got back from a honeymoon? Could she be eating more because she’s no longer under the stress of planning a wedding, which tends to zap many a bride-to-be’s appetite? Sorry, since getting married almost 10 years ago, I’ve been hounded by people’s jokes that I’m pregnant literally every time I get sick. And once I did finally decide to have a kid, no one guessed it at all. People love to pretend they know everything that’s going on in another lady’s womb, don’t they? If she is pregnant, great for her! She’s all set with a new hubby and a house in the suburbs. But how’s about we let Blake enjoy a meal or two before we start with this stuff.
So by now the world has collectively gasped about Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s secret wedding, and we’re all jonesing for it to become not-so-secret. As in, details, please! We were asking the universe and the Dress Gods yesterday to apprise us of her wedding gown, ’cause we all know what a hard-core fashionista and designer darling Blake is. Luckily, the universe, or in this case, People, complied. The details that were released yesterday related that the nuptials took place in Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, that the cake was driven down from Virginia and that Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performed three songs at the reception.
The new information released is that Martha Stewart’s team was involved along with wedding planner Tara Guérard and they created an “intimate, personalized party” in a rustic barn, which Martha Stewart Weddings describes as, “From the heartfelt ceremony to the fun-filled carnival hour and elegant reception, it was a truly enchanting celebration.” Right, so it was schmancy. The location was picked because, “Ryan, who has been a long-time fan of Charleston, chose to mark this special occasion in one of his favorite towns.” Now check out what Blake wore. While we don’t have photographs, we certainly have a mental picture. People says it was a “one-of-a-kind Marchesa couture bridal ball gown with a hand-draped silk tulle bodice adorned with crystal and rose gold embroidery,” while the bridesmaids wore blush-colored, crystal embroidered, chiffon Marchesa gowns, and everyone wore Christian Louboutin heels! And if you think Ryan was left behind, you’d be dead wrong. He, along with the groomsmen, wore Burberry suits and custom-made leather suspenders designed by Ryan’s pal Christopher Bailey aka Chief Creative Officer responsible for all Burberry’s designs. The rings were by Lorraine Schwartz, FYI. Now we really want to see photographs! Congratulations once again to the newlyweds!