Bret Easton Ellis is the newest director being tossed into the ring to helm the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation and he’s suggesting everyone’s favorite first love, Ryan Gosling, for the hard spanking, nipple clamping, domineering lead.
American Psycho and Rules of Attraction author, Ellis, is clearly no stranger to working with taboo subjects and is pitching his ideas to the studio to take the controversial and mega-successful movie on. He took to twitter to dig up some conversation over who should play the key romantic roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. To say a few people are interested is an understatement. Hollywood sees these as career making roles. Read more …
A friend of a friend found this flyer posted in Brooklyn this weekend and naturally, it made its way into my inbox. Genius, was my first thought. My second thought was that I needed to mind-meld with this fellow Gosling appreciator, so I have emailed her. Perhaps she has been tipped off to two Gosling lookalikes and wouldn’t mind sharing. I will keep you posted.
It’s not hard to understand why screenwriters love to make the male lead some kind of carpenter or woodworker: its a vaguely “manly” sounding job yet free-spirited and there’s ample opportunity to take their shirts off. I realized this the other night when I saw “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” and fell head over heels in lust with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Catherine Keener’s super-sensitive love interest yet is also a manly-man carpenter. He’s a poor man’s Javier Bardem, but I won’t have to shank Penelope Cruz to get him in bed. Mmm-mmm. You can hammer my nail anytime, Jeffrey. Screw my bolts. Level my 2-x-4. Drill, baby, drill!
Enough with the double entendres. After the jump, eight more hot carpenters of film and television. I’m sure you’ll be impressed with how well they work with their wood. (Sorry.)
Congrats to Ryan Gosling’s mom, Donna, who just got her teacher’s degree from Brock University! How wonderful. Ryan, who loves his mom so much that he usually brings her as his date to awards shows, went to Donna’s graduation and brought girlfriend Eva Mendes with him. Someone in the audience noticed and posted this photo to their Instagram. Look at how pissed my man is. I think his nostrils are flaring. Eva, on the other hand, is straight up gleeful. Let’s caption this photo with thought bubbles! Here are mine. [Dlisted]
“I’d work in a flower shop and be insecure. And he’d work in real estate. And there’s always cupcake batter on my face, and I’m like, ‘I just made these cupcakes, but I don’t know how I feel!’ And he’s like, ‘Let me get that cupcake batter off your face … with my dick.’ .. Cut to me giving him a hand job. Sorry, I’ve had too much caffeine.”
– Aubrey Plaza, on her dream rom-com starring herself and Ryan Gosling, who she famously shut down when she met him one day at a juice bar. Whoops, Aubrey! Never make that mistake again. [NYMag.com]