This Tuesday I have chosen a gentleman that is famous for two reasons. He dated the Queen of Pop and likes to pose for photos in his birthday suit…I can dig it.
Now that I have you on the edge of your seat…
Remember that time Madonna dated Jesus?
I’d like to thank Madonna for providing me with a plethora of jokes and introducing me to her version of Jesus.
Jesus Luz is a man of mystery. What I do know about him is very little, but I will share the knowledge I have acquired about this beautiful, beautiful man.
Let’s start out with the most obvious item…his name.
During a phone conversation with Interview Magazine, Jesus revealed how his obtained that biblical name. “My father [gave me] my name because he always admired Jesus Christ as the most philosophical mind of all time. So, when he named me, in his heart and his head, he made a deal, like, I’m going to name you Jesus so everything good in life is going to come to you because they’re going to make the homage to Jesus.” Into it.
Jesus was born in Rio de Janeiro which explains that precious Brazilian skin tone. This man was born to be a model. His first modeling gig was at Fashion Rio in 2007 which led him to a huge shoot in W magazine that gave him tons of exposure…literally.
Basically Jesus is famous because he dated Madonna. They met while shooting a fashion spread in W magazine. The relationship lasted for a whole year! Rumor has it Jesus was the one who initiated the split because the couple had nothing in common.
Honestly, do you really need to talk to each other? I’d just stare at him until he got weirded out and walked briskly away.
Jesus – Looking at you is like staring at the sun. Your eyes burn and you lose the ability to see for a period of time, but it’s worth the pain. Can I send you my optometry bill? If not, I’m always willing to send you my pager number. Get at me.
So in honor of “The Hunger Games,” it’s time to explore the male counterparts to Katniss. More specifically, let’s talk about Liam Hemsworth, the guy who plays Gale. While he may be Miss Miley Cyrus’ bf, it’s important to recognize that their relationship is probably not as strong as the connection we all saw in the movie. So rather than comment on his current relationship with the train-wreck, let’s talk about his finer points (and no, I’m not talking about his acting talents).
Let the pics speak for themselves. But if you like what you see, go support him this weekend as the ultimate anti-hero Gale.
Hmm, maybe this one will be better…
So Liam, if you ever get tired of Miley or Katniss, call me (or Kari, she’d be down too)
Hi friends, it’s your favorite professor/Ph.D. student and pop culture junkie. Kari (an awesome roommate for the record) is currently working on her finals project, so I’m taking on the Topless Tuesday responsibilities today.
So let’s get down to it.
When it comes to my personal ‘90s love, no one knows my love like JT. He was always hot, and the rest of *Nsync was just playing backup to his talents.
As he now ponders his engagement to fellow 90s star Jessica Biel (everyone together now… ugh), let’s look back at some of his better moments… like when he’s wearing no shirt.
So lets just let the pics speak for themselves…
Miss Biel, you are one lucky lady, don’t mess it up (because I’m waiting for him to be back on the market again)!
Since I have been lacking in my half-naked men duties this week, I have decided to showcase a gentleman that I’ve been saving for a special occasion.
Let me start out by saying thank you to Canada. While that may sound weird…just wait…I have a good reason. Canada has produced some wonderfully good-looking men. For example: Drake, Joshua Jackson and the oh-so-beautiful Ryan Thomas Gosling.
Hailing from London, Ontario, Ryan was born Nov. 12, 1980. School was rough for lil Ryan…he was bullied and (if you can imagine) had no friends until he was a teenager : (
Fun fact: After seeing the film “First Blood,” Ryan brought steak knives to school and threw them at his classmates during recess. Obviously, lil Ryan was suspended for that one.
Starting from an early age, Ryan loved to perform . He was even involved in ballet classes which boosted his confidence. So precious.
Ryan got his start in the entertainment business on the “Mickey Mouse Club.” He moved to Orlando for two years and even lived with cast member Justin Timberlake for a period of time.
After the “Mickey Mouse Club” was cancelled in 1995, Gosling hoofed it back to Canada and continued to take on small roles. Officially dropping out of school at 17 and vowing only to take on serious roles at the age of 19, Ryan really jump started his career. He nabbed a supporting role in “Remember the Titans” and made waves with his performances in “The Believer” and “Murder by Numbers” which co-stared Sandra Bullock.
At this point, Gosling was still under the radar, but a little film released in 2004 titled “The Notebook” got everyone’s attention. I really don’t think I have to elaborate here.
In 2007, Ryan starred in one of my favorite Gos-Gos films…”Lars and the Real Girl.” The movie did horrible at the box office, so bad it didn’t even break-even. I don’t understand this…Ryan’s character dates a sex doll…who wouldn’t pay to see that?
Since Gosling isn’t busy enough, he is also one-half of the indie rock group Dead Man’s Bones.
Last but not least…Ryan has dated many high-profile Hollywood ladies. Let’s make a list:
- Sandra Bullock
- Rachel McAdams (soul mates)
- Kat Dennings
- Blake Lively
- Olivia Wilde
- Eva Mendes (his current lady)
At this point, Mr. Gosling is showing no signs of slowing down. He has many films on deck and plans to release a second album with his band.
I think he’s hustling for that “Sexiest Man Alive” title that was wrongfully stolen from him…yep still mad about that one!
I’ve committed a mortal sin…I missed Topless Tuesday.
There are many reasons why my memory lapsed on this important day, but I will only say one thing…#GradSchoolProblems.
Don’t worry…I will be providing you with a topless gentleman later this evening after my night class. In an attempt to gain forgiveness, here is a gift for you:
Check you later!
I hope you didn’t forget that today is Tuesday…which means it’s the one day a week you’re allowed to step outside without a top on. Okay, that’s not entirely true, but I suggest you contact your local representative and ask that the Topless Tuesday bill gets passed!
In honor of the 14th round of dancers on “Dancing with the Stars” announced today, I have decided to write about my second favorite professional dancer in the whole wide world…
Ohh Maks…so pretty.
God bless the doctor that gave you birth…little did that doc know he was making the world a better place.
Born Jan. 17, 1980 in Odessa, Ukraine, Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy has been shaking his shit since he was four years old. What’s interesting is that a younger Maks had different goals in mind. Instead of striving to become a Latin ballroom dancer/choreographer/instructor, he was aiming to become an Olympic swimmer or a soccer player.
Not falling in love with dancing until his teen years, Maks’ dreams at becoming a champion dancer were almost put to a complete hault. A skiing accident broke Maks’ right leg and his doctor told him that dancing would be close to impossible.
Of course Maks didn’t let a broken leg stop him. He dedicated much of his time to physical therapy and healing. After a successful recovery, the dancing champion invited his doctor to the first competition since the accident. Needless to say, the doc was speechless.
We first met Maks on season two of “Dancing with the Stars.” He was partnered with Tia Carrere (the girl from “Wayne’s World”) and they came in sixth place. Out of 13 completed seasons, Maks has competed in 11. The dance pro has yet to win the coveted Mirror Ball trophy, but he has landed in the runner-up position twice…with partners Mel B and Kirstie Alley.
Even though Maks has yet to secure the Mirror Ball trophy…he has picked up a boatload of dance achievements along the way. One notable title is the 2004 Philadelphia Dancesport Festival Champion.
Along with being a DWTS dancer, Maks has some other things going on besides looking pretty. He owns four dance studios and is a part of Dance Team USA, which is a nonprofit that is “dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and training future DanceSport participants.”
Up next for Maks is the 14th season of DWTS. This season Maks is partnered with Melissa Gilbert. My name is Kari and I endorse this partnership because Gilbert met Rob Lowe at a red light and dated him for six years. Get it girl.
Dear Maks, I have complete faith that you will, one day, get that Mirror Ball trophy. If you need someone to Tonya Harding Derek Hough, I will do it for you. Let’s be real, Hough has won enough already.
Love you lots - Kari
P.S. Whoever is dressing you in those low-cut shirts deserves a raise.
So I’ve finally given into the Spotify phenomenon.
While creeping this musical dictionary, I rediscovered a band I was in love with when I was 15 years of age. As I recall, the lead singer didn’t like to wear a shirt…so it’s only natural that he’s my Topless Tuesday beauty.
This may be surprising to some, but I’ve loved this man way before I knew who Ricky Martin and/or Justin Timberlake were. I’ll give you a moment to digest that.
In case you don’t know, Brandon is the lead singer of Incubus. I recently consulted my online life coach (Wikipedia) to find out what the band’s name actually meant. Incubus is “a demon in male form who lies upon sleepers, especially women, in order to have intercourse with them.” Hmm…that actually explains a lot.
On another note, we actually just missed Brandon’s birthday. The singer was born Feb. 15, 1976 in Van Nuys, CA.
In 1994, Brandon graduated from Calabasas High School and completed two years at Moorpark College before leaving higher education behind and joining Incubus full-time.
Brandon comes from a very artistic family and he’s not the only singer in the family. Jason Boyd, Brandon’s younger brother, was the lead singer of Audiovent…you can see and hear the resemblance between the brothers.
Some fun facts about Brandon:
- He can play some unique instruments, such as the didgeridoo and djembe.
- Back in the day Brandon designed the fliers promoting Incubus. His ideas came from a sex education book.
- He can’t read music…Brandon was kicked out of his high school’s jazz band because of that.
- He is a designer of tattoos, especially his own.
Incubus signed with Epic Records in 1996 and the band has since released eight albums. My fav to this day is “Make Yourself,” which was released in 1999. The album has such musical gems as “Drive,” “Pardon Me” and “Make Yourself.” All hits in my book.
As with many lead singers, at some point they decide to go solo. In 2010, Brandon released his solo album, “The Wild Trapeze.” He didn’t stay away from Incubus that long though. The band released their eighth album, “If Not Now, When?” back in July 2011.
Brandon is also an accomplished author. He’s written two books…”White Fluffy Clouds” and “From the Murks of the Sultry Abyss.”
While Brandon has been laying low these days, I’m predicting we haven’t seen the last of him yet. Maybe he could replace Cee-Lo on “The Voice?” Oops…can’t say that.
Dear Brandon, I don’t have any tattoos…but if you designed one for me…I wouldn’t say no. Call me, write me or page me. Love, Kari
Another Topless Tuesday, another topless gentleman.
You may recognize Jesse Williams from the show that never ends…I mean “Grey’s Anatomy.” Let’s be real, I checked out of that show as soon as Katherine Heigl left. But I might be persuaded to jump in front of a moving vehicle if it gets me shipped to Seattle Grace. Hopefully my luck will then kick in and Jesse can use those electric paddles on me.
Jesse hails from Chicago, IL and was born Aug. 5, 1981. You may be wondering what gives him that beautiful skin tone…trust me, it’s not any Aveeno product. It comes from his Swedish mother and African American father.
As for Dr. Jesse’s education, I have really exciting news for my Philadelphia fans. Jesse attended Temple University and earned a dual degree in African American Studies and Film & Media Arts. What does this mean? He’ll probably be back for an alumni weekend. I’ll keep my eyes open.
While in college, Jesse modeled a bit and after graduating, took a job as a teacher in a Philadelphia public high school. Let me tell you, I would have never been late for that class.
Jesse jumpstarted his acting career in 2006 with a guest spot on “Law & Order.” In 2008, he nabbed his first movie role, playing Leo in ”The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” Another pivotal role for Jesse was when he portrayed The Hotness Monster aka Drew Collins on “Greek.”
The year was 2009 and it was a big one for Jesse. The show’s producers announced that he would play Dr. Jackson Avery in a multi-episode arc on “Grey’s Anatomy.” His debut was in season six and by season seven, he was a full-time cast member. Go Jesse!
Now I must cover the piece of work that (in my opinion) is Dr. Jesse’s best work to date…Rihanna’s music video for “Russian Roulette.” Watch Rihanna’s pain and Jesse’s fake tattoos below:
Dear Jesse – I see that you were voted #11 on “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011.” I have a feeling that you will break the top 10 this year. If you are ever visiting Temple and need a place to stay…I have a spot just for you.
The moment you have been waiting for since last Tuesday has arrived…it’s Topless Tuesday!
In thinking about all the previous men I have placed in my mini topless spotlight, I noticed I mostly focus on actors. Since I am all about social justice, I have chosen a man who plays sports for a living…Gasp!
Before I reveal…I want to preface that I know pennies about sports as compared to the millions I know about celebrities. So let’s learn together!
Cristiano is like the sun…you can’t stare at him to long or you will lose your sight. On the bright side (get it?), he is considered the most expensive man in his sport.
Today, I learned that it depends on where you hail from that determines what you call this game…either soccer or football. I’m from Scranton, PA and I call this game “duck” because whenever I was forced to play I would always duck to avoid getting hit in the face. Sorry, I just had a horrible flashback to gym class.
Anywho, how did Cristiano get to where he is today…let’s start from the beginning.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born Feb. 5, 1985 in the exotical (on purpose) area known as Portugal…more specifically Funchal, which is the largest city and capital of Portugal’s autonomous region of Madeira…thank you Wikipedia <3
Cristiano began his rise to soccer glory with Team Andorinha in 1993 and bopped all the way to Real Madrid in 2009. Yes, I know I skipped a lot of stuff in between but let’s be real…you aren’t here for that.
However, I will list some of Mr. Ronaldo’s major sporty accomplishments:
- Cristiano makes 12 million euros a year for playing with Real Madrid…no time for conversion, I’m on a deadline. This paycheck makes him one of the highest paid soccer stars in thy world.
- He has a bajillion awards for his sweet moves…consult Google for more info.
- Cristiano also holds the record for highest goalscorer in a season with 53 goals! You go, girl!
On to the more important things…Cristiano and his sisters opened a fashion boutique called “CR7.” If you notice…the boutique’s name includes his initials and soccer number. He is so clever…maybe even more so the Kardashian sister. Their boutique is just called Dash…no numbers included.
Back in 2010, Madame Tussauds in London honored Cristiano with a wax figure that cost $218,000 to create…you know you have made it when…
As for Cristiano’s dating life…he’s been linked to a bunch of models..blah,blah,blah.
Finally, I must touch upon the baby mama drama. According to BBC, Cristiano announced via Facebook and Twitter “that he had exclusive custody of the baby boy, born in June to an anonymous American.”
“With the agreement of the mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, I will have exclusive custody of my son,” Cristiano said of the matter.
Dear Cristiano, you are so pretty. Can I start telling people that I am the anonymous American? It will boost my street cred.
This past Saturday, I did not make my way out to the bar to hunt for a husband. Instead I stayed home and watched a Lifetime movie…typical. One of the reasons I love Lifetime is because they make movies based on real events. For example: “Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy” and “The Bling Ring.”
The movie I recently watched was “Drew Peterson: Untouchable.” Watching this film reminded me of my anger and I am once again severely appalled that these women let Peterson (creepfest) reel them in! Another thought, I wonder if Drew Peterson actually told his neighbor…”I’m untouchable, bitch.”
Anywho the actor who played Peterson is my Topless Tuesday champion for this week…
Ohh Rob <3 This gentleman has had quite a career spanning back to 1979. I’m getting ahead of myself…let me tap the breaks here.
On March 17, 1964 Robert Helper Lowe was birthed in Charlottesville, VA. Side note: when Rob was an infant he caught a virus that left him deaf in his right ear.
Rob attended Santa Monica High School…some of his schoolmates included Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, and Robert Downey, Jr…no big deal.
While Rob has had many, many roles, I only want to highlight a few (or we would be here for 17 days).
Rob Lowe is also a fan of the small screen. Starting in 1999, Rob played Sam Seaborn on “The West Wing” and after much controversy Rob left the series early. Side note: Rob passed on the role of Dr. Derek Shepherd on “Grey’s Anatomy!” Let me tell you…if Rob was on that show, I’d still be watching it.
In 2006, Rob took on the guest role of Robert McCallister on “Brother’s & Sisters.” His special guest role lasted until the 4th season. Spoiler Alert! They killed him off the show…how rude. Currently, Rob is taking on the hilarious role of Chris Traeger on “Parks and Recreation.”
Remember back in the day when Rob was out of control? I do and there is one movie of Rob’s that I didn’t mention yet…his sex tape! Way back when in 1998…more specifically the night before the Democratic National Convention…Rob and two ladies made a sex tape. While these tapes are common in Hollywood, Rob’s cause such an uproar because one of the girls was 16! That’s a no-no.
While his wild ways (which included some painkillers) did put some huge dents into his career, Rob has since bounced back and seems to be doing great! I love a good comeback story. These days Rob is spending time with his wife (ugh), two kids and making moves in Hollywood.
Rob – I have added the phrase “I’m untouchable, bitch” to my vocabulary. Thank you for that. P.S. keep doing Lifetime movies…preferably with your shirt off <3