Forget how outraged you are that Ryan Gosling was once again not deemed the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People: There’s a real controversy here, and it has nothing to do with the Gos. In 26 years of choosing a sexiest man, the magazine has selected white guys 25 of those times, writes Tricia Romano in the Daily Beast. Even the one exception, Denzel Washington in 1996, is a “lazy choice,” says one of the media professionals Romano spoke to for her column. While Blair Underwood, Taye Diggs, and Idris Elba have been ignored, “Johnny Depp and his rotting teeth” have won twice, Romano writes. Read more…
The rumors are true! People did indeed choose Channing Tatum — star of the “Citizen Kane” of stripper movies, “Magic Mike” — as their “Sexiest Man Alive.” I already told you how I feel about this, but to recap: since Ryan Gosling always turns the award down (this is just my theory, but I think it’s solid), it should go to the second sexiest man alive, which I happen to believe is Channing Tatum. He is hot as hell, has a manly thick neck, and also had an incredible year, having launched his career to a whole new level with the power of his pelvis. Certainly a better choice than Bradley Cooper and I am frankly glad that they stopped giving this BS award to the same roster of aging hotties like Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and George Clooney. So congrats, Channing. I shall celebrate this achievement by watching “Magic Mike” for the 10th time.
For those of you who are worried about how I’m taking the news that, once again, People magazine is naming someone besides Ryan Gosling as the “Sexiest Man Alive,” do not fret. I am alright. After all, I firmly believe that, for the second year in a row, Gosling actually rejected the title when it was offered to him. People would not be that stupid, you guys. Of course he was their pick last year and this year (and probably every year after). He just doesn’t want it. Come on now. Have some faith. This year I’m just happy that People‘s second choice is actually worthy of the title. (Bradley Cooper was a bust, let’s face it.) The magazine will reportedly be bestowing that honor upon Channing Tatum, my backup dream celebrity boyfriend. He is not above accepting such honors. While I love that the Gos is a little bit of a snot, the thing I really like about Channing is that he’s a bit lowbrow, you know? Ryan’s trash is Channing’s treasure and what not. Yin and yang. Anyway, now you know how I feel about this, so you can go back to worrying about more important things, like the fate of our country and stuff. [Gossip Cop]
I can already predict the chorus of “love it!” and “hate it!” responses to Drew Barrymore’s choice of wedding dress. It’s conservative, but it’s also Chanel. I can’t knock it. But most importantly — her bouquet is made up of peonies! So jealz. [People via Celeb Dirty Laundry]