What a difference a T-shirt makes! According to new research, men can become as much as 12 percent more attractive to women simply by donning a plain white T-shirt. Truthfully, the details of this study seem a little dubious: men wore either a plain white T-shirt, a white T with a black upright T printed on it, or a white T with an inverted black T printed on it. The men who wore the shirts with the inverted T — which emphasizes the waist — were considered less desirable. Men who were already in good shape only saw a small increase in desirability when wearing the T with the upright T, but men overall were perceived as more attractive by women when wearing the plain white T without any writing on it at all. [Telegraph UK]
I would find all of this kind of confusing and nonsensical if I didn’t wholeheartedly agree that a man has the potential to look seriously sexy in a plain white T-shirt. Maybe because it doesn’t compete with his inherent good looks? Want proof? Look no further than these 21 hot celeb dudes donning plain white T-shirts.
I was already going to post these two hot Olympic swimmers posing in a shower for an anti-homophobia campaign … and then I found out THEY ARE FRENCH! You know what French men do to me. Or maybe you don’t. But trust, they get me all, Ooh la la. Sorry, Amelia, I’m going to need the rest of the afternoon to admire Florent Manaudou and Frédérick Bousquet in all of their glory. [OutSports]
Uh, ladies in the tri-state area, be aware: Taylor Kitsch, aka TIM RIGGINS (of “Friday Night Lights,” of course, and if you didn’t know that, please do yourself a favor, stop what you’re doing and watch that show now), is in Manhattan filming his upcoming movie “The Normal Heart.” I’m not saying you should started screaming “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” if you see him, but I’m not saying you shouldn’t either. [Photo: Splash News]
When it comes to Joaquin Phoenix, I would hit it anytime, anywhere, anyplace. As a puberty-ridden teen in “Parenthood” (in which he was credited as “Leaf Phoenix”)? So cute. As a murderous lover in “To Die For”? Swoooon! As a lovesick neighbor boy in “Inventing The Abbots”? Fucking obviously. As Johnny Cash in “Walk The Line”? How is that even a question?! And as his rapping alter ego JP in “I’m Still Here”? Yeah, even then. So what do I think of his latest look, for the Paul Thomas Anderson film, “Inherent Vice”? It’s different and a little shaggy, but, mmmm, gimme some of those mutton chops. What can I say, I’m hooked. [Photos: INF Daily]
Controversial opinion: I love a guy with a man bun. By that I mean, I love a guy who has just enough hair to pull it back into a small bun. I don’t particularly care for long, flowing locks on a man, nor do I like men’s hair pulled back into a ponytail. No, no, my lust for men’s updos is limited explicitly to the man bun, which, lucky for me, you can find in droves in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. A couple weeks ago, I followed a guy for five blocks simply because of how hot his man bun was. This weekend, I played a rousing game of “Spot The Man Bun” while having drinks at a bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and came up with five in as many minutes. You know where else spotting man buns is like shooting fish in a barrel? Hollywood! Here are 16 famous dudes doing the man bun thing…
Last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” introduced us to an important character from George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, Daario Naharis. Or, as I call him, Not-So-Rapey Blond Fabio. (During the first clip presented above, I referred to him as Rapey Blond Fabio, because of the way he and his brethren were behaving, but I adapted his name over the course of the episode — all three of his scenes are above.) By the end of the episode, the lieutenant in the Second Sons mercenary company had killed his two bros, Mero and Prendahl na Ghezn, and sworn his allegiance to Daenerys Targaryen. Wise man, and so much sexier now that he’s a good guy. So who’s the actor playing the show’s latest heartthrob? Let’s get to know Ed Skrein…
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“I loved movies so much, sometimes, I’d shove them down the front of my pants. I liked the way they feel.”
– Just one of a few notable Ryan Gosling quotes in the upcoming documentary, “Seduced & Abandoned,” according to New York magazine writer Jada Yuan. Ughhhh — that’s a good “ugh,” by the way — he may be joking about his obsession with movies (or not), but the thought of the Gos stick anything down his pants makes me weak. Does he need an extra hand? God, I am such a perv. The fact that this New York magazine piece makes reference to a “Last Tango In Paris” remake starring Ryan is not helping. [NYMag.com via Jezebel]
We’ve been all about Michael Shannon this week, after his hilariously spot on reading of the mean sorority girl letter. Shannon sits at the intersection of both creepy and hot. It’s very confusing! Like maybe we’ll make out, and then he’ll send me threatening letters in the mail? But Shannon’s not the only one: There are plenty of celebrity dudes who straddle that fine line between being super sexy and total creepazoids. While others? Oh, they’re just creepy. We’ve created this by-no-means comprehensive hot-to-creepy meter. Tell us who else should be on it, and where they might fall on the creepy/hot continuum. Click here to see an enlarged image!
We have to wait another two months to see what Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman
isn’t wearing is up to on “True Blood” season 6, and yes, waiting sucks, but thankfully the swoon-worthy Swede has been keeping busy during his Bon Temps hiatus: Skarsgard is starring in two upcoming films, “The East” (co-starring Ellen Can’t-Possibly-Be-Dating-Alexander-Skarsgard Page) and “Disconnected,” co-starring Jason Bateman (phew!). The films are similar in that they both present a dystopian sort of view of modern society gone horribly wrong: “Disconnected” is described as the story of “interconnected characters who are affected — and in some cases destroyed — by the Internet and other forms of modern communication”; “The East” ”follows the exploits of an anarchist collective of the same name which … attacks global conglomerates who have committed a range of environmental, medical, and social injustices.”
Honestly, both movies look pretty damn good, and I’m not just saying that because of ASkars. But since we’re talking about him anyway, let’s see which of his characters — rebel leader Benji in “The East” or philandering former Marine Derek Hull in “Disconnected” – has more in common with the real Alexander Skarsgard? Read more on The Stir…