If there is one thing The CW is good at, it’s creating teen dramas that are chock full of attractive people. For now, let’s talk about Reign and all the handsome men at French court. Whether we’re drooling over Bash, ogling Prince Francis, or wishing we were Greer hanging out in the kitchens watching Leith cook, we’re secretly — or not-so-secretly — crushing on the men of Reign.
Alan Van Sprang
As far kings who can’t keep it in their pants go, Van Sprang plays a pretty attractive King Henry. He’s got a devilish sort of charm and if King Henry can woo both Kenna and Diane, he must be doing something right.
Though Nostradamus is often the bearer of bad news — like really horrible news — he does have a sort of quiet power that can be extremely attractive. Sutherland, once he’s out of the giant robes usually worn by Nostradamus, is also not hard on the eyes.
As Leith, the kitchen boy who’s stolen Greer’s heart, Keltz is charming, funny, down to earth, and he can cook. What more could a girl want in a guy? Though he hasn’t been in too many episodes of Reign, we would love to see more of him. (We’re sure Greer and Reign’s female fanbase would as well.)
Have you seen his eyes? Are they green? Blue? Coombs has the swoon-worthy penetrating eyes thing down, but we hear he’s kind of nerd — not that it’s a bad thing! Caitlin Stasey (who plays Kenna) told The TV Addict, “He’s got those husky eyes and yet he’s the biggest dork you’ll ever meet in your entire life.” Awww.
Arguably Coombs and Regbo are equally attractive, but Regbo has the boy-next-door sort of charm to Coombs’s bad boy look. Regbo is the kind of guy you wouldn’t mind taking home to meet the folks, and from what we’ve seen on Reign, he looks like a half-decent kisser as well.
The Hollywood stars are making the trek with Foster The People frontman Mark Foster and singer Kenna, who organised the Summit On The Summit: Kilimanjaro climb up Africa's tallest peak.
On Thursday (03Jan12), the hikers arrived in Tanzania ahead of their gruelling seven-day, 50-mile (80-kilometre) journey up Kilimanjaro.
The stars will use social media to draw attention to the problem of water-borne illness and disease, and will be supported by actresses/activists Olivia Wilde and Dianna Agron as they blog about the mission online.
Glee star Agron has tweeted, "Good luck Kenna & everyone on Summit On The Summit 2! So sad that I couldn't make this climb!! I am sending my love & support from over here!!"
Jessica Biel, Emile Hirsch, Isabel Lucas and rapper Lupe Fiasco joined Kenna on his first celebrity Summit adventure in 2010.
Life’s never exactly been a walk in the park for Rooster (Antwan Patton) and Percival (Andre Benjamin) even when they were childhood best friends but things are about to get real messy. Now grown up and living in the 1930s South--Idlewild Georgia to be exact--they remain close and even work together. Rooster the more flamboyant of the two is the emcee and Percy the piano player at a place called Church which is “anything but.” Church is a speakeasy beloved by locals but after a gangster (Terrence Howard) forcibly removes the club’s former owner (Faizon Love) the new regime is considerably tighter especially for Rooster who has to answer to the new guy in charge. Rooster is all about business and is concerned about keeping Church in operation. Percy meanwhile is torn between love for a woman (Paula Patton) and allegiance for his widower dad (Ben Vereen). But nothing will get resolved before the gunpowder settles. As Outkast Benjamin (a.k.a. Andre 3000) and Patton (a.k.a. Big Boi) have set pop music on fire while maintaining hip-hop cred. In Idlewild they try to continue that along with taking over a new medium; the results are mixed. Patton the one with seemingly no aspirations of movie stardom actually gives the stronger performance of the two. This is just his second film yet he coolly slides right into this role one that should’ve entailed more dialogue and less rapping. For Benjamin he has certainly displayed acting chops before but his wounded puppy dog Percy does not suit the actor at all. A role with more external drama would seem optimal for him. Benjamin does seem deeply committed to acting though so there’s reason to have faith. But it’s Howard yet again who absolutely pilfers the show making everyone look like mere rappers trying to cross over. His Hustle and Flow hype now calmed Howard proves that he is anything but a one-hit wonder. Bryan Barber is Outkast’s go-to music-video director who’s making his feature debut with Idlewild; both of those facts speak volumes about his writing/directing effort here. As such the film is loaded with bright spots usually consisting of the dance sequences and the overall style and major cinematic blemishes as can be expected for a first-timer. In other words the core elements--i.e. the script and direction--are a mess but the peripheral elements--i.e. the look and sound--are dazzling. Part of the problem is the timing of the release: This film is supposed to do too many things from launching Benjamin into movie stardom to coinciding with the actual Outkast album/soundtrack release and that ambition is a microcosm of the flaws. But most of all there is simply too much going on here. Anachronisms run rampant where they shouldn’t and the same can be said for some of the songs--the vulgar rap played against the film’s Southern themes doesn’t always quite work as the intended contrast is sometimes overbearing.