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!
Instead of having knowledge about world events or state capitals, my noggin is filled with ridiculous facts about those celebrities we all know and love. Since strangers on the street don’t take to kindly to me screaming, “Hey! Did you know that…” I’ve decided to publish them on the interweb.
The year was 1993 – the “Mickey Mouse Club” was hosting auditions for their upcoming variety show. Little did we know that 86.4% of the kids on that show would be future stars. For example, B. Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling (Gos-Gos), Xtina Aguilera, Keri Russell, JC Chasez, among many others.
One name that isn’t on the list is Jessica Simpson. While she wanted to be on the show, when tryouts came around…she was beat out by Britney and Xtina…whomp whomp.
After seeing the force that was lil Xtina perform, Jessica freaked out. The ex-housewife remembers, “I froze and forgot everything.”
Poor Jessica Simpson, I feel like her whole career she’s been chasing after Spears and Aguilera. There was a point in time when Simpson was doing big things…remember the song “I Wanna Love You Forever?” It’s on my iPod (don’t judge).
I think the downward spiral began when Jessica and Nick Lachey’s relationship went to hell. Jessica kind of let herself and the music career go.
The “With You” singer has tried several things to get back in the spotlight, but nothing has velcroed yet. She does have a fiance though…point Jessica.
Jessica – Comebacks are in style theses days…