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]
Book deals that result from blogs usually suck, right? But the exception to that rule will have to be Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory From Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude. We all know and love Tumblr blogger Danielle Henderson’s lusty pics of Ryan with commentary like “Hey girl, don’t be sad about advertising pushing an unrealistic body ideal on you.” But now we can know and love Feminist Ryan Gosling on our coffee table. The (unauthorized) book comes out this August, but you can pre-order on Amazon now. Hmm, now I know what a certain certifiable Gosling lunatic is getting for Christmas. [Um, I'm not waiting until December. -- Editor] [$7.31, Amazon.com]
Amelia might be laying on a beach in Tulum, Mexico, this week, but her
deep abiding love obsession with Ryan Gosling is still with us. In her honor, here’s The Gos’ new trailer for “The Gangster Squad,” a cops-and-robbers movie about gangsters in 1940′s L.A., co-starring luckiest-bitch-in-the-world Emma Stone. Yup, she gets to make out with Ryan again. Oh, hey, and Josh Brolin and Anthony Mackie is in this film as well and they’re pretty easy on the eyes, too. Enjoy! [YouTube]
You guys, I need to talk about something. Something I’ve been keeping inside for far too long. I hope you won’t judge me, that you’ll hear me out and offer your support.
I think maybe, just maybe, Channing Tatum has a shot at becoming my Number One Dream Celebrity Boyfriend. That’s right. Ryan Gosling, you’re in trouble. Keep reading »
Ryan Gosling memes never get old — especially not on Equal Pay Day, a date symbolizing the extra days a woman will have to work in 2012 in order to earn, on average, the same amount as a male counterpart did in 2011. You know, that “equal pay for equal work” stuff that feminists are always blabbing about. You can learn all about the pay gap between men and women right here … but I’m warning you, it won’t be as easy on the eyes as The Gos. [The Daily Muse; Pay-Equity.org]