The Hangover hunk has claimed the 2011 crown but admits Gosling is a more deserving winner as the Canadian actor always looks groomed.
He tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "It's so awful that I'm admitting this but the hell with it - there was such a backlash to when they announced it. Ryan Gosling, who I love and I just did a movie with him, he's the greatest, but we were both in Paris this last week and a friend of mine showed me photographs (of us) from the paparazzi. When I say friend I mean me alone in my room looking at the computer!
"There's him walking around and he literally looks like he's in a photoshoot, like he just came off the runway. And there's ones of me and I literally look like the neighbour who never really comes out of his house. And when he does you're like, 'Maybe he should just stay in! We don't know what he does in there!' So it's been interesting."
Cooper admits he's still coming to terms with all the adulation, adding, "It's the worst! It's just so awful. I'm finally at an age, I'm 36 years old, where I really don't care about anything like that anymore, which is a wonderful thing. Then this (People magazine title) happened and I started to realise how not sexy I am. I have a lot of moments where I'll be walking out, I open up the door and think, 'I could do that a lot sexier. That was not very sexy at all!'"
Yesterday we found out Kourtney Kardashian is expecting her second child with Scott Disick, and Kim Kardashian wrote on her website yesterday that she and her entire family find the news thrilling, and that she "can't wait to meet" her new little niece or nephew. This is highly suspicious, though, because all of the seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians have taught us that Kim, Kourtney and Khloe are all extremely competitive with each other, and if one of them gets what the other two want, then there's so much screaming that not even a mechanical bull can hear himself think. Additionally, Kim has always been the one most passionate about having kids, and she's probably a little bit upset that her sister is about to have her second baby when she doesn't even have one to begin with. - Kim Kardashian
Bradley Cooper was just named 2011's Sexiest Man Alive because he speaks fluent French and rides motorcycles, and now he's proving the title was not wasted on him by "sharing a romantic evening" with French actress Melanie Laurent in Paris. The Daily Mail reports they first went to the theater, then they went back to his hotel to have dinner, all while appearing "relaxed and chatty." - Daily Mail
A source told Us Weekly that Scarlett Johansson really hates that her ex-husband, Ryan Reynolds, is now with Blake Lively (even though their marriage ended a year ago). The insider said, "Scarlett is pissed that he's not under her spell anymore. She realized what a great catch Ryan was. Ryan would have gotten back with her. He was so totally in love, but then she flaunted Sean [Penn] right after their split, and he was done." Well, Scarlett does hate social media. Is it possible this is because all it ever allows her to see is more Blake Lively? - Yahoo
Director Alexander Payne's (Election Sideways) new film opens over sprawling landscape shots of Hawaii's scenic suburbia accompanied by George Clooney's character Matt King summing up his current predicament: "Paradise can go fuck itself." The reaction unfortunately is reasonable.
We pick up with King an ancestor of Hawaiian royalty in the middle of deliberations over a plot of land handed down through his family over generations. With every uncle aunt and cosign whispering opinions into his ear King is suddenly presented with an even greater problem: taking care of his two daughters. A boating accident leaves his wife in a coma forcing Matt to take a true parenting role with his young socially-troubled daughter Scottie (Amara Miller) and his rebellious teen Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) who was previously shipped off to boarding school. Matt awkwardly hunts for the emotional glue necessary for the mismatched bunch to become "a family " but matters are made even more complicated when Alex reveals that her mother was cheating on him before the accident. Murphy's Law is in full effect.
With The Descendants Payne continues to explore and discover the inherent humor in life's melancholic situations unfolding Matt's quest for understanding like a road movie across Hawaii's many islands. Simultaneously preparing for the end of his wife's death and searching for the identity of her lover Matt crosses paths with a number of perfectly cast side characters who act as mirrors to his best and worst qualities: his father-in-law Scott (Robert Foster) who belittles Matt for never taking care of his daughter; Hugh (Beau Bridges) an opportunistic cousin who pressures Matt to sell the land; Alexandra's dunce of a boyfriend Sid (Nick Krause) who always has the wrong thing to say; and Julie (Judy Greer) the wife of the adulterer in question. Colorful yet real Matt experiences a definitive moment with each of them yet the picture never feels sporadic or episodic.
Clooney and Woodley help gel these sequences together as they observe experience and butt heads as equals. Clooney's own magnetism stands in the way of making Matt a fully dimensional character but he shines when playing off his quick-witted daughter. His reactions are heartbreaking—but it's the moments when he has to put himself out there that never quite ring true. But the script by Nat Faxon Jim Rash and Payne gives Clooney plenty of opportunities to work his magic visualizing his struggle as opposed to vomiting it out like so many of today's talky dramas.
The Descendants is a tender cinematic experience an introspective and heartwarming film unafraid to convey its story with pleasing simplicity. Clooney stands out with a solid performance but like many of Payne's films it's the eclectic ensemble and muted backdrop that give the movie its real texture. The paradise of Descendants isn't all its cracked up to be but for movie-goers it's bliss.
"He's been training and working so hard... I called up Brad Pitt and we worked with him for weeks - the walk and told him how to train, everything." George Clooney jokes about his The Ides of March co-star Ryan Gosling's bid to become People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. Bradley Cooper beat Gosling to the title on Wednesday (16Nov11).
Joining the illustrious ranks of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon (and the curious collection of Mel Gibson, Nick Nolte and Sean Connery) this morning is Bradley Cooper, who has just been named 2011's Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine. Somewhat surprisingly, Cooper beat out who some believe to be the more respectable choice of Ryan Gosling, but People went out of its way to explain why Cooper is the recipient of the extraordinary honor this year and not anyone else. The publication lists that Cooper's win was decided based on fluency in French, the diploma he received when he graduated from Georgetown, the motorcycle he owns, and the way the symmetry of his face means he doesn't look like a model. Additionally, the mag credits him with being close to his mother, for managing to date Renée Zellweger for two years, and for having numerous trysts with Jennifer Lopez.
So yes, to sum up, People got it wrong this year. Gosling has a dog with a mohawk who sometimes wears a sock on one of his paws. Gosling also enjoys Disneyland, was in the Mickey Mouse Club, frequently acts alongside child actors in movies, calls the place where he works out the "gymnasium," and takes it upon himself to stop fights that erupt in the street. Based on these facts, People should stop the presses and go find Gosling to alert him of the change. And I'll make it really easy for them to find him: he's over at one of the many construction sites in Los Angeles talking to the crew about making stairs that are safe for baby ducks to climb.
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The Hangover hunk follows in Reynolds' footsteps after claiming the 2011 title, seeing off competition from fellow honourees including Captain America star Chris Evans and Jennifer Aniston's screenwriting beau Justin Theroux.
But Cooper remains humble about his looks and admits the best part about being named Sexiest Man Alive is sharing the news with his mum Gloria.
He says, "The first thing I thought was, 'My mother is going to be so happy.'
"I think it's really cool that a guy who doesn't look like a model can have this (title). I think I'm a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying."
Other stars picked for the annual "hot list" include Ryan Gosling, Alec Baldwin and Idris Elba.
You don't even have to know what this movie is about and you'd already be swept in by the coolness of the below picture. The Place Beyond the Pines stars Ryan Gosling (pictured below, if you were too enamored by the mystifying glance to perform basic facial recognition functions), Bradley Cooper (also suave), and Rose Byrne (the girl version of these people) in a story about a motorcycle stuntman who turns to crime (Gosling, who might be in danger of becoming victim of the most specific typecasting ever) to support his son financially.
Gosling's Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance is helming this project. Now, it's hard to really tell anything from a still photo...but I'm willing to go out on a limb (tree joke) and assume that this will be a beautiful frenzy of human desperation. Though, of course, I'm just a sap (tree joke) for Gosling—even if he might need to branch out (tree joke) from all these stuntman movies. But, with cast members like Rose (plant joke) Byrne and Emory (tree joke) Cohen, I really don't think I'm barking up the wrong movie.
S1E10: The X Factor delivered a night of both singing and sorrow. Now that the 17 semifinalists have survived their time at the judges' respective homes, the mentors were left to decide who would become part of the top 12 contestants. That's right, the season's first live episode started off with a bang as five more contestants were eliminated from the competition (and it only took a short two and a half hours to decide this). So once again the decision of who stays and who goes remained entirely in the judges' hands, which seemed a little unfair to me. It's live now -- when does America get a say? It's not a true reality show until I vote an obscene number of times to save my favorite contestants. Give up the power, judges. It's our turn!
On a side note, it was nice to see the host Steve Jones actually doing his job. Up until this point he was just a figure off on the sidelines, so it was nice to see him front and center. He's like a hot, British Ryan Seacrest, although I'm not sure Paula feels the same way (I think we've found the new Simon-Seacrest relationship). In fact, all of the relationships between the judges themselves seemed pretty tense. Since the contestants are being mentored by their respective judges, if the other judges didn't like something about the performance they blamed the mentor, not the contestant, which I thought was an interesting twist. Every judge basically thinks that they could have guided the prospective stars better than their contemporaries. I wonder what this ego-stomping will do to their dynamic on this show.
So now that it's been whittled down to a dozen acts, this means the remaining acts are composed of three boys, three girls, three over-30s, and three groups. You know, unless Simon decides to pull another fast one and claim an extra performer for his group (although it is his show, so I guess the guy can do what he wants). So was Melanie Amaro able to survive this round drama-free? Did Dexter Haygood finally sing his last song? Did your favorites make it to the next round?
The five eliminated contestants:
Boys: Phillip Lomax
Groups: The Brewer Boys
Over 30s: Dexter Haygood
Girls: Simone Battle and Tiah Tolliver
The Top 12:
The Stereo Hogzz
Overall, I was very pleased with who the judges' decided to eliminate, which is surprising since their decisions seemed so rushed. I'm sorry, but Dexter Haygood deserved to be let go. There's only so much screaming and lunacy I can take during a performance. Simon definitely had the hardest decision of the night since his group contained five extremely talented girls, but he kept the three that had the biggest chance of becoming music super stars, so I was satisfied with his reasoning. I'm surprised to say this, but -- well done judges!
The X Factor is back to its normal slot time next week on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Fox!
Celebrities are more than just pretty faces on a silver screen. Their fame gives them the power and privilege to truly make a difference and contribute to the world in their own, unique ways. And though you may be jealous of their good looks and bank accounts, you can't deny how influential the people of Hollywood are -- and we've got facts to prove it. AskMen.com launched their sixth annual Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2011 list today and more than 200,000 readers voted in this year’s poll to determine who had the greatest impact on society.
So which of your favorite stars made the list? Hollywood hunks Ryan Gosling, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Charlie Sheen, and Kanye West were all honored, but George Clooney impressively holds the record as the only person to be named in each list from the past six years (no wonder the ladies love him). Other notables include SEAL Team Six, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple visionary Steve Jobs, who rightfully earned the number one position. Check out the Top 10 Influential Men below:
10. Lionel Messi (soccer player)
9. Ryan Gosling (actor)
8. Anonymous (hacker)
7. Prince William (British royalty)
6. Mohamed Bouazizi (fruit vendor/protester)
5. Kanye West (singer)
4. Warren Buffett (investor)
3. Larry Page (CEO of Google)
2. SEAL Team Six (Black Ops group who found Bin Laden)
1. Steve Jobs (Apple founder)
The complete roster of this year’s Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2011, including profiles of each honoree, can be found here.
So what do you think? Do Sheen and Kutcher deserve to be on this list after their recent antics? Are there other prominent male figures who deserve to be on this list? Was there any doubt that Gosling needed to be on this list after his heroic intervention on the streets of NYC? Tell us your thoughts!
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The Tron: Legacy star married filmmaker/musician Tao Ruspoli in 2003, at the age of 19, but the couple split at the end of 2010 after eight years of marriage.
Wilde filed for divorce in March (11), and on Thursday (29Sep11) the legal documents were finalised.
Since her split from Ruspoli, the actress has been romantically linked to stars including Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake.