Kendrick Lamar was a Hump Day Hottie contender before I’d even seen his face. See, I’ve been crushing on his voice for months and months, ever since his songs “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Poetic Justice” (featuring Drake), and “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” started getting regular airplay on my beloved Hot 97 morning show. Kendrick — who has a baby face, but is a ripe old 25 — is an example of a larger trend of underground hip-hop acts finding mainstream success. His first album, Section.80, was released independently and exclusively through iTunes in 2011, and quickly skyrocketed to becoming one of the top digital releases of that year, thanks to the large internet following he had grown organically.
His major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released through Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope and Top Dawg, and he’s been busy touring like crazy with Drake and 2Chainz. Basically, Kendrick Lamar is one of the hottttttest dudes in the hip-hop game right now. His style in definitely influenced by his hip-hop heroes, like Tupac, Biggie, Dr. Dre and Eminem and Rakin, though I find his vocal quality and flow to be unique and refreshing. Doesn’t hurt that he samples Janet Jackson on “Poetic Justice” and wrote the hook I most like to improvise on while I’m showering (“Get it wet drank/Pour it out drank/Lather up drank/Rinse it out drank”). I happen to think he’s really cute too. Listen to a few of Kendrick’s songs after the jump and click through above for more pics! Keep reading »
I think we’ve established that Adam Levine is hot and talented and has a reasonably good sense of humor. So this begs the question: why are his supermodel girlfriends always canning him? I think he might have inadvertently answered our question. When asked to reveal what he likes to do on a first date, he said:
“I always like to dress up in a tuxedo and tell the girl to dress real fancy. I like to pick her up and go to McDonald’s in a tuxedo…. It’s a good spontaneous, romantic thing you can do that’s also cost-effective. What if you don’t like the person? It’s only the first date … Her world will be so rocked.” Keep reading »
Feeling slightly less than dazzling this afternoon? Me too. (It’s really grey and rainy and horrible outside and my hair is frizzy; what’s your excuse?) [Um, Rachel wrote this yesterday afternoon, but I didn't get a chance to put it up until this morning. Weather is much better today! -- Amelia] I could’ve used another shot of espresso in my Americano this morning, but who needs caffeine when you can instead harness the revitalizing power of Nicholas Hoult‘s steely blue gaze? Good looks, Hoult. Now, when will he be in NYC next? Asking for a friend.
The cold winter months have arrived, which means it’s time to heat things up. Our new newsletter, Hump Day Hotties, will bring our favorite eye candy directly into your inbox every Wednesday. (Subscribe here!) Feel free to drool. We won’t judge.
Daniel Day-Lewis may be this week’s Hump Day Hottie — and, oh yeah, the latest Best Actor Oscar winner — but he’s hardly the flavor of the month. No, DDL is an example of an eternally hot man who only gets better with age. I’ve been salivating over the handsome, charming, soft-spoken Brit for years, but haven’t felt compelled to shout it from the treetops until recently. Click through this gallery to learned the 10 reasons I am — and you should be — obsessed with Daniel Day-Lewis.
Ben Affleck reportedly grew his stately beard as a good luck charm for the awards season, and while it didn’t secure him a Best Director nomination, it did get his movie an Oscar for Best Picture. All in all, not bad for a good luck beard, right? But now it seems Ben’s famous facial hair is no more: apparently Jennifer Garner brought clippers to an Oscars after party at a Hollywood restaurant, and, bolstered by tequila shots and cheered on by George Clooney, shaved it off in the hallway (a bit unsanitary, yes, but hell hath no fury like a woman who’s tired of her husband’s beard).
Ami was delighted to hear Ben’s beard is gone, while I’m in a bit of a mourning period myself. I thought it looked great, mostly because it made him more closely resemble Commander Riker from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and that is always a good thing. [Truth. -- Amelia] What do you think? Weigh in below! [Us Weekly]
Dear Bernard Anderson Bey,
As a 32-year-old homeless man, I think you’ve sensed that it’s time to take stock of your life, take responsibility for your actions and get your shit together. That’s good! You took initiative. You came up with a plan — albeit a misguided one — to turn things around for yourself. In a lawsuit you filed from a laptop at the Brooklyn homeless shelter where you are currently staying, you sued your parents, demanding that they mortgage their share in the home part-owned by your father so your family can “break the bonds of poverty” by buying two Domino’s Pizza franchises. The $200,000 lawsuit blames your parents for leaving you homeless because they allegedly raised you and your siblings in poverty and didn’t love you enough. As a backup plan, you’ve enrolled in automotive trade school (which I think may be your best bet.) Keep reading »
I always thought my Ryan Gosling love knew no bounds, but I was wrong. I don’t make tea towels with the Gos’s face on them. (I’m too busy photoshopping ear cuffs on Daniel Day-Lewis.) While promoting his film “Gangster Squad,” a reporter for Rotten Tomatoes — my new hero, by the way — presented Ryan with a tea towel with his face on it, made by a woman in New Zealand. Ryan is innnnncredibly uncomfortable and bust out into a total giggle fit, but the interviewer kept the jokes coming. The whole clip is hilarious. “The Mayans were right: It is the end of the world. They were right. This is what they meant,” Ryan finally said, after he composed himself. “This is why they stopped the calendar. They were like, ‘You know what? They’re going to start doing dishtowels about that knucklehead, and it’s not worth it. It’s not worth recording anything after that.’” [Yahoo]
Recognize this hottie and his incredible bone structure and penetrating gaze? It’s Mr. Pamuk from “Downton Abbey,” the Turkish diplomat that died while taking Lady Mary’s virginity! Mr. Pamuk, I mean Theo James, it’s sooooo good to see you again. Someone finally had the good sense to put gorgeous Brit Theo back on the small screen — he’ll be starring in the new CBS series “Golden Boy” premiering next Tuesday at 10 p.m. Theo plays Walter William Clark Jr. on his impressive rise to become the youngest police commissioner in New York City’s history. As it’s a starring role, there is no risk that Theo will expire mid-coitus, thank god. Re-familiarize yourself with Theo’s studliness in the gallery above. I feel faint.
Poor Nathan Graziano. He has an obsession and is surrounded by temptation all the time. He can’t stop thinking about women in yoga pants, especially now that us ladies are wearing them in places outside of yoga class. “Yoga pants have brought out my worst chauvinistic characteristics — the characteristics I’d like deny exist inside me,” he writes on The Good Men Project. “But when it comes to yoga pants, I can’t.”
Huh. I’ve never thought about it before, but I guess I get it. Yoga pants are tight. They hug hips, thighs, and butts. If they’re too small, they may even give you serious camel toe. (I will happily size up to avoid showing off my labia.) But, as the female friends Graziano talked to explained, yoga pants are also ridiculously comfortable. It’s why we have started to wear them outside of yoga class or the gym. I wear yoga pants basically all weekend, to run errands, to walk my dog, around the house, and sometimes to go to brunch. Yoga pants! They’re the best! Apparently some guys find them drool worthy — I’ve yet to be hollered at while wearing mine, but maybe that’s because I have no makeup on, my hair is unwashed and I’m in a rush to get home to eat my footlong Subway sandwich. The best thing about yoga pants is they stretch while I eat all the food!
But Graziano isn’t buying this whole “yoga pants are so comfy” excuse. They’re so tight, how could they be?! Therefore, us ladies must be wearing them because we want to turn guys like him on. Keep reading »