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…
UPDATE : Read my official apology to Norman — and check out my “Sorry Norman” fake tit tattoo — here.
Update: Yeah, so, I’m an asshole. Apparently, “Norman” is also the actor’s dad’s name. For some reason this literally didn’t occur to me as a possibility. Add it to my ever growing list of airhead moments. And as I recently lost my own dad, for whom I’ve considered inking a tribute, I feel especially face-palm-y about this gaffe. I’m sorry, Norman.
I love me some Norman Reedus, aka Southern-redneck-turned-sensitive-heartthrob Daryl Dixon on “The Walking Dead,” but damn if I didn’t legit LOL when I saw this photo shot by Terry Richardson. Homie has his own name tattooed above his nipple. Shouldn’t such prime real estate go to tattooing someone else’s name? Still sexy though. [Terry Richardson]