Joe Manganiello, the Smoking Nun’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2011, is looking mighty rugged in Flaunt magazine’s meaty feature. In the accompanying profile he discusses his wolfen character Thunder on HBO’s True Blood: “It’s exhilarating when they hand you the chain and let you take him for a walk, and you realize he’s this massive, crazy, wild animal, and could chew you to pieces… and he’s my friend.”
As an artistic child with an athletic build growing up in football country, Manganiello felt a connection to monsters in that he understood how it felt to never quite fit in: “I’d always yell at my mom to close the door at night, because I wanted monsters to come out of the closet and from under the bed. I really felt like if they existed, they would at least be my friends.” See the full text here.
Twilight actor and Smoking Nun finalist for 2011’s Sexiest Man of the Year Kellan Lutz recently modeled his new clothing line for Abbot+Main, at Cali’s Venice Beach, joined by model Kate Upton. While he’s got an undeniably hot body—and we see how he amply fills up his undies ads for Calvin Klein—you know what I’m focusing on first, cool cats? Those beautiful white teeth…
For Dylan George’s Abbot+Main “diffusion line,” Kellan co-designed his own line of jeans… Here’s the provocative print campaign the hunk shot last July, with a reminder of his Calvin wares…
Meanwhile, another of our 2011 finalists for Sexiest Man, Nick Ayler, was recently photographed on the beach in the Hamptons by photographer Richard Gerst. Man, it’s getting hot in here.Why stop there? Here are the latest photos of Henry Cavill in and around the set of Superman, Man Of Steel. While he doesn’t look much different from previous poses, is it possible to have too many?At LAX Airport, revealing his steel man’s bod… *
How hilariously irresistible is this? Cyndi Lauper pawns New York’s Powerball lottery…
The opening night launch for XL, New York’s first new gay nightclub in 15 years, was one frigging fabulous event, indeed. Its location far west on 42nd Street and below gayborhood Hell’s Kitchen was hardly a deterrent for the hundreds consistently standing in line from its opening at 10 p.m. until I made my exit after 1 a.m.
I got a tour of the XL Lounge, Cabaret and Nightclub Monday while interviewing Beto Sutter (who is launching the venture with partner John Blair [(profiled in Wednesday’s New York Times]), and found it hard to imagine that in four days, the joint was going to be polished up in time for opening: Crews were still installing major fixtures and finishes.
But sure enough, XL glistened Friday, as an endless stream of men from their 20s & up, along with a multitude of drag queens and lady friends, paraded through the elegant Lounge, with its circular center bar (and the hottest bartenders this side of Fire Island), then down the corridor to the 11,000sf Cabaret & Nightclub. The one caveat: $9 for a house drink. Ouch.
Seen: Village Voice journo Michael Musto, pop singer Kesha, drag impresarios Lady Bunny & Sherry Vine, Reichlin Lehmkuhl & Mike Ruiz from Logo’s The A-List, OUT NYC founding partner Ian Simpson Reisner, former Miss Africa Nyasha Zimucha…
At her headlining performance this weekend from the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Celine Dion was asked about fellow superstar Madonna’s upcoming halftime performance at next week’s Super Bowl.
“That tart? She needs to back away from the mic and the Botox. Girlfriend is looking a little stretched, don’t cha think?” Dion told reporters.
Okay, not really. She shared with The Trend on Zappos Couture, “I love Madonna and know her well. She’s going to be great, just fine; she doesn’t need any luck. She’s going to do her thing, do what she does best, (and) give us something for us to remember.”
And speaking of, bringing Celine to that event is being heralded as monumental for the locale. Jamaica Jazz and Blues producer Walter Elmore said, “Because Celine Dion has never appeared in this region nor at a music festival, this is a coup for us. We are certain her appearance will bring more visitors to Jamaica and enhance the stature of our world class event.”
Conceived as a vehicle for increasing Jamaica’s tourism during the low season, the Jazz and Blues Festival was launched in October 1996. *