Category Archives: Shirtless Male Celebrities

Hunk of the Day: The Property Brothers ~ Drew & Jonathan Scott

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Most twins hate it when people can’t tell them apart, so I’m guessing neither Drew nor Jonathan Scott will appreciate this post, but they’ll have to make-do with being joint Hunks of the Day, as I can’t always discern who’s who. Together they are The Property Brothers – one of the HGTV shows I actually enjoy. In it, one of them acts as realtor to people looking for a new home, the other acts as the contractor for a fixer-upper that somehow ends up more fabulous than the out-of-reach dream home they are initially shown. They often run into snags and delays due to unforeseen issues with the homes they find, but always come out on time and on budget, which is an inspiration. They also get the homeowners to help out with demolition and some construction, which is more rosy-hued in theory than actual execution (and I’m just thankful our kitchen guys haven’t asked me to do anything other than decide on a tile lay-out.)

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A Naked Leonardo DiCaprio, and a Lonely Movie-Goer

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The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer, but if we take ‘lonely’ to simply indicate the state of being alone, it fits. This season, I’ve decided to make a concerted effort to see all (or most) of the Oscar-nominated films. (It was much easier when the Academy only nominated four or five – today there are a total of nine nominees, which makes it both time and money consuming, but a noble endeavor nonetheless.)

I began in Boston a few weeks ago, when a day of heavy rain forced most of us inside. I had just made it to the Loews at Boston Common when it started to come down. ‘American Hustle’ was the choice that morning, and though it was still early (just 11 AM) I picked up a large popcorn and a soda and made my way into a largely empty theater. I was alone, but seeing movies on my own has never bothered me. In fact, it was a favorite past-time when I was going to Brandeis, and continues to be to this day.

On weekends, I’d board the train into the city and arrive with no plan or anything to do. When the weather was iffy I’d peruse the Boston Phoenix to see which movies were playing and where. Back then, there were a couple of theaters that no longer exist – the one at Copley Square, in the Copley Mall (where Barneys now resides) and the one across from the Sheraton near Hynes Convention Center (which now houses King’s Bowling Alley and entertainment complex).

Armed with a book and a big container of popcorn, I’d arrive early and stake out a seat slightly off-center, and slightly toward the back. I liked being alone, and I didn’t like when people tried to talk to me. Most times, though, they left a single guy chomping down on popcorn relatively alone.

Looking back, it may have been a form of escape masquerading as something more. A way of avoiding real-life, or maybe I was just trying to avoid my college classmates, most of whom struck me as immature and foolish. (I didn’t think I was better than them, I simply didn’t share their interests. And, I’ll admit, I didn’t make much of an effort to get to know anyone that well. It was better to go into Boston and be alone.)

This past weekend, I saw two more of the nominated movies – ‘Gravity’ and ‘Her’ – on my own. Early matinees, with popcorn as an early lunch. I enjoyed them both, but was bowled over by neither. Next up will be ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘12 Years A Slave’. So far, I’d give the Oscar edge to ‘American Hustle’, even if the first twenty minutes of that film left much to be desired. For those keeping track, here are the Oscar-nominated films for 2014:

American Hustle

“Captain Phillips”

“Dallas Buyers Club”

“Gravity”

“Her”

“Nebraska”

“Philomena”

“12 Years a Slave”

“The Wolf of Wall Street” 

As for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, while Leonardo DiCaprio has already been a Hunk of the Day, he was never quite this naked, and he certainly never had anything shoved up his ass like he does here. Who needs gay porn with scenes like this?

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When Cute People Say Really Stupid Things

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My God some people are too dumb to function. Juan Pablo Galavis, the latest “star” of the television show ‘The Bachelor’  - (which I have never seen and never will) was recently interviewed and asked whether a gay person might make a good ‘Bachelor’ and here’s the ridiculous nonsense he spewed from his ignorant mouth. (If I didn’t hear the interview with my own ears, I never would have believed that someone could be so publicly foolish.)

“I respect them, but honestly I don’t think it’s a good example for kids to watch that on TV.”

“Obviously people have their husband and wife and kids and that is how we are brought up. Now there is fathers having kids and all that, and it is hard for me to understand that too in the sense of a household having peoples… Two parents sleeping in the same bed and the kid going into bed… It is confusing in a sense.”

“There’s this thing about gay people that… it seems to me, and I don’t know if I’m mistaken or not, but I meant, I have a lot of friends like that, but they’re more ‘pervert’ in a sense. And to me the show would be too strong… too hard to watch.”

 

You know what’s hard to watch? An attractive young man (especially one who’s had a child out of wedlock and is not exactly an expert on raising kids in a “mother and father” household) say such things about gay people. That’s hard to watch. Luckily, I don’t have to. (By the way, if you go to this link that has the audio interview, you can hear his words for yourself – I’ve not had to edit anything to make it seem more hateful. It is what it is.)

No matter how cute you are, the stain of intolerance and hatred is ugly on everyone – and it’s the toughest stain to eradicate. Those words will be with him for the rest of his life, and the daughter that he so lovingly dotes on and does everything for, has just been saddled with a legacy of ignorance and intolerance. That’s more perverted than anything I could ever do as a gay man.

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Hunk of the Day: Duncan James

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A member of the boy band Blue, this is Duncan James. Rumored to be gay, or at least bisexual, according to Mr. James himself, it seems the world is less and less concerned by such “news”. That’s a good thing, and let’s face it, how many people are genuinely shocked that a member of a boy band turns out to like other boys? I don’t know any of Blue’s music, but if I can get on board with a One Direction song, I may have to give them a listen.

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A Hunky Recollection

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Seeing as how tomorrow marks a very special Hunk of the Day post (trust me, you don’t want to miss it – the guy’s so hot he only goes by his first name), let’s look back at some of the notable pre-cursors for this worthy honor. Included in this recap are only the biggest names who have been lucky enough to have named a Hunk of the Day. It takes a certain amount of charisma, star power, beauty and fitness to be so honored – and it helps if you have the confidence to take your clothes off often and everywhere.

First up is that triple-threat Justin Timberlake. He brought sexy back in myriad ways over the years, and now he’s bringing it back on the road in his upcoming tour. Second up is Ashton Kutcher, who seems to have never a met a movie or television role (or talk show for that matter) where he didn’t show off his naked self in some way, shape, or shapely-form.

Third, last year’s Sexiest Man of the Year, Channing Tatum, shows off why he won that title, and how he got his start as a male stripper. Fourth, a very naked and nude Chris Evans, who looks better that way. Fifth, because number five is alive, is a guy so popular that he gets his very own category: Tom Daley. Though he’s only been down to his Speedo here, it was more than enough.

Speaking of guys who have their own categories, let’s not forget that sexy stalwart duo from across the pond: Ben Cohen and David Beckham. Both Hunks of the Day, and quite a bit more, they’ve done their part to raise the hotness factor of this site.

Finally, another pair of nude male celebrities for your man-candy enjoyment: the one-two punch of Kellan Lutz and Chris Hemsworth. In a match-up between Hercules and Thor, on whom would you place your bets?

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Hunk of the Day: Wilson Cruz

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If you’re of my certain age, you may have grown up on the all-too-short-lived series ‘My So-Called Life’ starring a funky-hair-colored Claire Danes. It certainly formed an aching bit of adolescent-angst realism that was probably the last thing I needed to add to the angst I so carefully cultivated myself, but that’s also why I loved it so. There was a bit of cathartic peace that resulted from viewing others struggling with some of the very same things you struggled with, and in relating to someone else having their own difficulty growing up.

Of course, the main tenet of my interest was found within her gay best friend, played by the equally-funky-haired Wilson Cruz. Since the show ended, Mr. Cruz has gone on to act in other projects, while crafting the impressive body of work seen in these photos. There’s a funny sense of full-circle completeness when one of your childhood idols becomes the Hunk of the Day. It somehow makes it all mean more. (Bonus: a hot male celebrity in a Speedo is a sight to behold.)

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James Franco & the Art of the Selfie

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Every once in a while James Franco says something that is bonkers genius, such as his recent New York Times diatribe on the selfie. In it, he extols the virtue of that vainglorious facet of modern-day technology, unabashedly basking in its power, and exposing some of the tricks-of-the-selfie trade. “[A] well-stocked collection of selfies seems to get attention. And attention seems to be the name of the game when it comes to social networking. In this age of too much information at a click of a button, the power to attract viewers amid the sea of things to read and watch is power indeed. It’s what the movie studios want for their products, it’s what professional writers want for their work, it’s what newspapers want – hell, it’s what everyone wants: attention. Attention is power. And if you are someone people are interested in, then the selfie provides something very powerful, from the most privileged perspective possible.” ~ James Franco

I love a man who has a love of a little alliteration. And I love what Mr. Franco has to say, even if I don’t believe that everyone wants said attention. For me, it’s more about being honest with the world, about not hiding behind a screen-name or a photo of your pet. Far too much of the internet involves veils and masks and an image not anywhere near real. If there’s one thing that this website does (along with all my social media accounts for that matter ~ FaceBook, Twitter, & Instagram), it’s revel in the truth – as ugly, off-putting, angry, upsetting, diabolical, petty, gleeful, vain, insecure, laughable, troubling, and dull as the truth can be. That goes for my own selfies too: I may be selective about the ones I show, but I don’t photoshop or airbrush them (and there are many mornings – and perhaps more evenings – when I probably should). Pretending to be something you’re not is just asking for people to be disappointed, because eventually real-life supersedes this virtual world. When that day arrives, someone is going to see you for what you are – or aren’t – and you will either feel like a dear old friend, or a disconnected imposter.

“I am actually turned off when I look at an account and don’t see any selfies, because I want to know whom I’m dealing with. In our age of social networking, the selfie is the new way to look someone in the eye and say, “Hello, this is me.”” ~ James Franco

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Hunk of the Day: Tyson Ballou

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Known mostly for his work with Dolce & Gabbana, this is Hunk of the Day Tyson Ballou. He kicks off a parade of male models for the next few Hunk postings (with some end-of-the-year interruptions). Mr. Ballou suffers from too much shaving – epidemic in the male model world these days, but that’s a minor complaint in such a sea of hotness.

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Gratuitous Male Nudity For All The Christmas Misfits

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For those of us without family or friends on this day, and for those of us who’d rather be away from family and friends on this day, here is a post to distract and take you away from all of that, Calgon bath-style. The anti-climax of Christmas is quick and ruthless, often arriving on the day itself. I remember coming back after Christmas dinner at Suzie’s house as a kid, feeling disappointment that the build-up and lead-in was done in a few short hours, calmed and quieted only by some new toys and gadgets, and the stretch of vacation days ahead, but still bothered that it was all over already. It’s why I’ve come to appreciate the journey rather than the destination, and why, for me, anticipation usually trumps any happy ending. But this is not the time for heavy ruminations like that, I promised a distraction – and an empty and vapid one at that. (What I do best…)

Before next week’s three-part Year in Review, let’s look back at some of the shamelessly salacious skin posts, the ones that featured all that dirty and gratuitous male nudity, the gleefully naked male celebrities, and the shy but shirtless guys as well. What better day for man candy than Christmas?

This post was a Greatest Collection of sorts, Immaculate in its own naked way.

In this one, a look back at one of the greatest battles of the butts of all time.

The great and the gratuitous are on almost full-frontal display here, even if the backdoor is the preferred mode of entry.

Here is an Erection Collection, not so much in the literal sense as a jumping off point of inspiration.

A more recent post chronicled some favorite nude dudes.

And this one is a bunch of nude male celebrities masquerading as something more (but don’t worry, it’s not).

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Hunk of the Day: Nolan Funk

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We want the Funk. Nolan Funk, that is. ‘Glee’ star and the new face (and bulge) of Versace, this is his first appearance as Hunk of the Day. He joins other shirtless ‘Glee’ alums like Dean Geyer, Darren Criss, and Chord Overstreet. Who’s the hottest of them all? Click and make your decision.

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Hunk of the Day: Brandon Beemer

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Being a ‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘Santa Barbara’ boy myself, at least in regards to daytime television in my formative years, I never quite got into ‘The Young & The Restless’ or ‘The Bold & The Beautiful’ – but the latter is where you may have found the Hunk of the Day, Brandon Beemer, in various states of shirtlessness.

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Hunk of the Day: Will Smith

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Since abdicating his throne as the rather scrawny Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith has packed on the movie-star muscle and honed his body into the stuff of legend (resulting in this rather late-in-the-coming Hunk of the Day status). Recently he showed it off again, reminding us mere mortals of the glory that comes from enough money and personal trainers to turn any body into one worthy of envy. This last shot is the only nude Will Smith photo I’ve seen, so he seems slightly reticent to join the proud list of nude male celebrities that parade their naked goods across the rest of this site, but that’s all right. Not everyone is so shameless.

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Hunk of the Day: Ben Foden

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A self-described “Professional Egg Chaser”, which means rugby-player I’m assuming, Ben Foden is the delectable Hunk of the Day. He joins the sporty and respectable ranks of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ben Cohen, Gareth Thomas, Stuart Reardon, Sandor Earl, Sacha Harding, David Shillington, and Ashley Gibson. You can debate who among them has the greatest bulge ~ that’s another post for another time.

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Another Shirtless Santa

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Ho ho ho! This is Dan Osborne, who was already a Hunk of the Day, but not a sexy Santa until today. Because we need a little Christmas. And nothing says Christmas like a guy in his underwear and bad, cheesy backdrops.

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