Guilty Pleasure: Matthew Lewis

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Is it just me or did Matthew Lewis a. k. a Neville Longbottom become the hottest guy in the Harry Potter franchise?  I never paid much attention to Neville, but now I’m starting to notice.  You can have Daniel Radcliffe.  Or Rupert Grint.  Not Tom Felton, though.  I’ll take him, too.   But for right now, it’s all about Matthew David Lewis.

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Born on June 27, 1968 in Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, Lewis has been acting since the tender age of 5.  He made his debut in the TV drama Some Kind of Life (1995).  He continued to make appearances in television on such shows as Dalziel and Pascoe (1996), City Central (1998) and Heartbeat (1990).

At age 11, he was cast as Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), and the rest is history.  For the following ten years, he was seen as the round-face, goofy-but-smart, nerdy, short, plump, Gryffindor known as Neville Longbottom.  Who would have thought he would have turned out to be the hottest guy from the franchise?

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(From left to right): Matthew Lewis, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton

Since the end of the Harry Potter era, Lewis has continued acting.  He has appeared in such shows as The Syndicate (2012) and Bluestone 42 (2013-2014).  He appeared in films including The Rise (2012) and The Sweet Shop (2013).  He is set to star in The Brontes (2016).

In addition to on-screen work, Lewis played Lester Cole in his stage debut in Agatha’s Christie’s Verdict (2011).  In 2012, he was confirmed to play in the West End stage new production of Our Boys.  Also, in 2012, he appeared in a music video called Filth by A Band of Buriers.

“The fame stuff, the kind words from websites and things, are very flattering and lovely, but I just wanna act.”

"Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" New York Premiere - Arrivals

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There weren’t many shirtless, nearly nude or nude photos of Mr. Lewis (darn it), but there was this video of him rubbing shirtless against another guy.

 

In case you missed it:

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Guilty Pleasure: Tyler Blackburn

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I usually don’t go for guys with long hair, but there’s an exception to every rule and, in this case, Tyler Blackburn is the exception.  Known to many fans as bad boy Caleb Rivers on Pretty Little Liars and the short-lived spin-off Ravenswood, Blackburn has been on television for the past ten years.

Born in Burbank, California, Blackburn is of English, Welsh,  Czech, Swedish and Cherokee descent.  He has three brothers and one sister.  At the age of 17, he got his start on the Nickelodeon show Unfabulous.  He continued to make television appearances, including Cold Case and Rockville CA.  He had his first major recurring role as Ian on Days of Our Lives. 

Recently, he starred in the web series, Wendy, in which he sang the theme song.  He recorded another song for the other ABC Family hit, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

In 2011, he starred in the independent film, Peach Plum Pear, which debuted at the Female Eye Film festival in Toronto.  In 2012, he starred in the independent film, Hiding, alongside Jeremy Sumpter, Dean Armstrong and Dan Payne.  In 2013, he starred in Ravenswood, which only lasted one season.  In 2014, he was brought back to Pretty Little Liars on the series 100th episode.

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Though we couldn’t get a full view, he’s got a cute little butt on him as well.

 

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It’s the Weekend!

It’s the weekend.  You should be smiling!  These guys are.

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“Twilight” star Taylor Lautner

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“Pretty Little Liars” star Keegan Allen

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“True Blood” star Ryan Kwanten

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“Teen Wolf” star Tyler Hoechlin

Smiling yet?

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“Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles

Guilty Pleasure: Julian McMahon

McMahon (3)Before there was Dr. McDreamy or Dr. McSteamy, there was Dr. Christian Troy.  He was a self-absorbed, womanizing plastic surgeon on FX network’s series Nip/Tuck.  I remember him more as Cole Turner on the WB’s Charmed.

(Spoiler Alert!)In the beginning, I gave Cole a chance, but then he kept messing up over and over again.  Then, he became the Source of All Evil and there was no more Cole anymore.  He had to die!  He did manage to make another appearance in the 150th episode as a soul stuck between planes of existence as a result of his evildoings in life.

Love him or hate him, Cole Turner was a force to be reckoned with; much like the actor who played him, Julian McMahon.

McMahon was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  His father, William McMahon, was the 20th prime minister of Australia while his mother, Sonia McMahon, was a fashion icon.

After find his studies boring at the University of Wollongong, McMahon pursued at career in modeling, which included him starring in a highly-popular jeans commercial in his home country.

He became so well-known thanks to this commercial that he was cast as the lead in The Power, The Passion (1989), an Australian Dynasty-like series.  After this this, he continued to make appearance in television and film, including Home and Away (1991),  Another World (1993), Will & Grace (1998), Fantastic Four (2004), Premonition (2007) and Faces in the Crowd (2011).  And, of course, Charmed (2000-2005) and Nip/Tuck (2003-2010).

Recently, he starred in the television series Full Circle (2013) and he is set to star in You’re Not You (2014).  It is rumored that he will star in Justice in a Smoking Gun (2015).  

I would love to see McMahon in a season of American Horror Story.  The past few seasons have definitely have been more about female empowering, which in turn have led to some powerful, influential actresses being cast on the show.  American Horror Story Coven particularly had the best track record for the most powerful actresses, which included in its cast Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates.

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Danny Huston was a great male actor cast in American Horror Story Coven, and Evan Peters has been a great male lead in the past two seasons of American Horror Story.  And, of course, who could forget James Cromwell performance as Dr. Arthur Arden.

I think more powerful, influential actors are needed now on the show, and one person who could do this is McMahon.  Well, maybe not the male lead role, but at least a supporting role.  And if not McMahon, then at least his partner in crime Sean McNamara played by Dylan Walsh could be cast on the show.

Then again, I think I would just love to see the two of them together again.

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Until then, let’s enjoy some more of McMahon.

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Guilty Pleasure: Taylor Lautner

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The first time I heard Taylor Lautner was for his voiceover role as Dennis/Ned on What’s New, Scooby-Doo? (2005).  The first time I saw Lautner was for his role as Sharkboy in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005).  The first time I noticed Lautner was for his role as Jacob Black in Twilight (2008).

Yes, I was a Twi-Heart.  I didn’t intend to get involved with the Twilight saga, but I ended up watching The Twilight Saga:  Eclipse (2010) when it came to my school’s cinema, and once I watch even one movie in a franchise I have to watch the other movies as well.  It’s the same way I got involved in the Saw (2004) franchise.

Born Taylor Daniel Lautner in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Lautner has Australian, English, Swiss-German, French, Irish, Native American and Dutch ancestry.  Lautner caught the acting bug at a very tender age.  He made his first acting appearance in the made-for-television movie, Shadow Fury (2001).

He would continue to land roles in television and movie, including Summerland (2004), The Bernie Mac Show (2003-2004), My Wife & Kids (2004), Danny Phantom (2005) and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005).

It wasn’t until Twilight when he had his true claim to fame.  After extensively changing his physique for the role of Jacob, he instantly became a teen sex symbol.

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In 2010, Glamour ranked Lautner second on “The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010” list.  People ranked him fourth on their “Most Amazing Body” list.

However, since the finale of the Twilight saga, Lautner has appeared in some very low-quality movie roles.  In 2011, in between The Twilight Saga:  Eclipse (2010) and The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn  – Part 1 (2011)he appeared in the box office bomb, Abduction (2011).

In 2013, Lautner starred in Grown Ups 2, which was a box office hit, but his role was uncredited.  After you’ve made a name for yourself, why would you even take an uncredited role?

Now, I love Lautner as an actor and I do believe that he may win some award for his acting one day – – maybe not an Academy Award, Golden Globe or Emmy  – – other than a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor, but if he keeps picking bad movies he will not win anything.  He did win several MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice Awards and Kids’ Choice Awards, so I will give him that; however, he should shoot for the big boys now, or at least just start acting better so he can continue a professional acting career.

Until that happens, here are a few reasons just why we fell in love with Lautner so much.

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He’s not bad to look at from behind either.

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Guilty Pleasure: Bradley Cooper

Bradley CooperThe first time I saw Bradley Cooper was his role as Aidan Stone on the hit series Nip/Tuck.  I never actually followed the series through from beginning to end, but I would catch a season here and there.  I watched most of the season which featured Mario Lopez (which was of great disappointment in regards to Lopez), but that will be for a later time.  The focus is now on Bradley  Cooper.

Born Bradley Charles Cooper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cooper began his acting career with a small role in Sex and the City.  His film debut was in the cult classic Wet Hot American Summer (2001).   His first TV series where he a regular starring role was in the short-lived series The $treet (2000-2001).

Cooper continued to star in both movies and TV roles, including Touching Evil (2004), Law & Order:  Special Victims Unit and Law & Order:  Trial by Jury respectively, Wedding Crashers (2005), and Alias.

However, it wasn’t until Cooper starred in The Hangover (2009) that he became a household name. The Hangover was a box office hit grossing $467 million with a production budget of only $35 million (only $35 million?  If only I had that amount of money).

In 2011, GQ UK presented Cooper with the International Man of the Year Award.  In that same year, People named him Sexiest Man Alive.

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In 2012, he was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and two MTV Movie Awards for his role in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) alongside Jennifer Lawrence; one nomination for Best Male Performance and one for Best Kiss. He won the MTV Movie Award.  Again in 2013, he has been nominated for his role in American Hustle (2013) alongside Jennifer Lawrence.

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Cooper is set to star in Serena (2014) alongside – – you guessed it – – Jennifer Lawrence!  I don’t think Cooper needs Lawrence to win an award.  They’re both fantastic actors on their own, but something tells me Serena will be nominated for a handful of awards once it’s released.

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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Coper in Serena (2014)

Talented, sexy and an admitted Momma’s boy – – what more could you ask for, except maybe Cooper in less clothes.

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Bradley Cooper (left) and David Gail (Right) in Bending All the Rules (2002)