Thursday, August 24, 2006

Johnny Knoxville... a hot guy from the wrong side of the tracks.

Philip John Clapp (better known as Johnny Knoxville), the 32 year old 6'1" host of MTV' Jackass, was born on March 11, 1971 and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. From an early age he was an atheletic daredevil, throwing himself from his crib, according to his parents, Phil and Lemoyne. At the age of 7, PJ decided to take a stick to a hornet's nest near his home. At 13, the straight-A student produced a phony report card with failing grades which was left out for his parents to find. Then there was that time he jumped from a second-story hotel room into a pool... However, Johnny admits that he got his odd sense of humor from his father, who ran Clapp's Tire Store. He recalls several practical jokes his father played while he was growing up: Running a lukewarm hot dog through Johnny's lips while he was asleep (then pretending to zip his pants when his son awoke); Staging a gunfight at the Christmas party; Giving Ex-Lax milkshakes to friends. Plus during PJ's senior year at South Young high school Phil helped his son create letters supposedly from a VD clinic which were sent to several friends on the football team. Fellow classmates have said Johnny was always very outgoing and loved to be the center of attention. Once he got up in front of the whole school during a pep rally and lip sang the song from Ferris Bueler's Day Off. He also played Danny Zucho in a chorus production of "Grease".

After graduating from high school at the age of 18, Johnny moved to California to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasedena on a scholoarship. However, he dropped out within weeks. When he met his neighbor, a Texan named Melanie, they quickly fell in love. In 1995 they decided to elope to Las Vegas, Nevada to get married. But when they got there, Johnny ended up gambling away all their money and they were forced to marry in a smaller church. Johnny and Melanie are still married and in 1996 they had a daughter, Madison, whose name is tattooed on left side of Johnny's chest. Early in his marriage, Johnny supported his family by appearing in commercials (for Taco Bell, Coors Light, and Mountain Dew) and worked on a novel (which he never finished) in his free time. He also wrote occasional articles for Blunt, Bikini, and Big Brother Magazines. Once he even spent the night in a field with 10,000 hippies during the Rainbow Gathering for a story.

In 1996 Johnny had the idea to shoot himself with pepper spray, a taser, a stun gun, .38, and then write an article about the experience. He pitched the idea to a couple of magazines that turned it down. Finally in 1997 he told Jeff Tremaine (editor at Big Brother Magazine) about his idea. Jeff hired him as journalist and convinced him to videotape this idea and other stunts (getting hit by car, poo poo platter, etc.) for stories. Eventually these became part of the Big Brother videos Boob and Number Two. Johnny quickly became a cult hit and soon there was a bidding war between MTV and Comedy Central to land him a TV show. He was offered a spot on Saturday Night Live, but turned it down. That's when Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze pitched the idea of Jackass to would combine part of the Big Brother Crew with the East Coast CKY crew (skateboarding pranksters Bam Margera, Brandon DiCamillo, and Ryan Dunn) and would allow the three producers creative control. MTV jumped at this unique idea. Alongside Johnny, Tremaine, and Jonze on the show were Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, Jason 'Wee Man' Acuna, Dave England, Ehren McGhegan, Steve-O, and Preston Lacy. Jackass quickly became one of cable's highest rated shows and eventually sparked many recent movie deals for Johnny Knoxville including a big screen version of Jackass. In addition to his father, Johnny names Slim Pickens, Strother Martin, George C. Scott, Paul Lynde, Charles Nelson Reilly, Ron Palillo, Dave Letterman, Super Dave Osborne, and Candid Camera as many of his influences. Johnny currently has several films that have been released, as well as many others in production.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Some poetry...

Step out from the shadow
revenant companion,
my unknown enchanter
What compels you to me?
Why draw me again
to that place,
those things I gave up so long ago?

You, who in all my yesterdays
captivated me with sweet dreams
the surreal promise
whispering hope ethereal.

I burned sage and incense for you
clearing my soul
welcoming you
you, who breathed life into my breast
pensive mysteries
tormenting me with trenchant desire
exciting me to anxious felicity

You who carried my soul aloft
upon the inspiration of your transcendental voice
flaming before me a sacred vision
initiating me into life's beauty.

In my lost hours;
hours of secret grief
your song always carried through
soothing me with your quiet acceptance
and did not my soul forever heed you
in all my purest moments?

Why have you come again
what is it that you've come to tell me?
Or will you call on me only in dreams
awakening futile thoughts of old
sweetly whispering of joy
only to fall silent once more?

Monday, August 21, 2006

John Corbett, a man's dream man

John Corbett starred most recently as Ian Miller in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," opposite Nia Vardalos. The film, directed by Joel Zwick and produced by Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, has earned its place in film history as the most successful and independent feature ever.

John is also known as the sexy "Aidan Shaw" playing opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in HBO's "Sex and the City," where he was nominated for a Golden Globe award in 2002. John is currently working on the F/X series "Lucky." He plays Michael "Lucky Linkletter," a one-time millionaire and championship poker player now struggling with bankruptcy and a gambling addiction. During the 2001 holiday season, John was seen in Miramax's "Serendipity," with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. John is also the voice of General Electric.

John will always be remembered as the disk jockey, "Chris Stevens" on the CBS series "Northern Exposure," where he received both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Over the last ten years, John has worked consistently in all mediums.

Born and raised in West Virginia, John moved out to California to find work in a steel factory. He worked there for six years until an injury forced him to stop. Concurrently, John was attending the local city college and decided to sit in on a friend's drama class. While watching class, he was invited on stage for an exercise and became captivated with craft. He acted in several college theater productions in which his drama teacher recognized his talent and encouraged him to pursue "Hollywood."

Robbie Williams... The King of them all!

And now, the king of them all... Robbie Williams! Homophobic? I don't know. Crazy? So people say... Adorable and beautiful? You gotta be blind or dead no to see that he may be the most beautiful man alive (after Morrissey)


Williams' early pop career started with the hit boy band Take That. The band was formed in 1990 and had 8 United Kingdom Number 1 singles to their credit. Their popularity led to a succession of similar bands in the United Kingdom.

However, it has since been suggested that Williams' roguish qualities meant that he didn't fit into the band, [citation needed] and he frequently battled with his fellow band members and his management. After leaving the band in 1995, the final Take That album Nobody Else was re-issued in some markets excluding songs where Robbie Williams was the lead vocalist. The final Take That single "How Deep Is Your Love" is the only one that didn't feature Williams.

In November 2005, ITV1 screened a documentary on Take That, including the reasons behind Williams' departure, including interviews with Williams and his former fellow band members. Williams declined the offer to reunite with the band, but spoke to them via a pre-recorded video message.

Take That, reformed without Williams and toured in 2006, have extended an open invitation for Williams to join them on stage if he wishes. Williams has apparently given the reformation his blessing.

Solo career

After leaving Take That, Williams immersed himself a Rock and Roll lifestyle. This included an affected swagger and an infamous appearance during Oasis's headlining set at Glastonbury in 1995. He had dyed his hair platinum blond and painted his teeth black for the concert. Noel Gallagher, the lead singer for Oasis, often referred to Williams as "that fat dancer from Take That." This led to a highly publicised battle with drug and alcohol addiction, during which he put on nearly 40 pounds (18 kg) and was often seen in public poorly dressed, dirty and unshaven. At the time, the British media speculated that Williams would not be a success as a solo singer.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Michael Chiarello, The hot guy of the day...

Ok, by now you already realized my type of guy... mature, masculine and dark hair... This one is a hetero, but: WHo cares! he is hot! and really sexy!

Michael Chiarello

Known for Napa Valley icon, the Tra Vigne Restaurant, Chef Michael Chiarello is host of Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello on Food Network. He is also the creator of NapaStyle specialty foods and handcrafted products for kitchen, home and garden.

Born in 1962 and raised in the central California community of Turlock, Michael followed his childhood dream of becoming a world-class chef. He began apprenticing in restaurants at age 14 and graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, in 1982. Michael’s cuisine is founded on his southern Italian heritage. His enduring passion for creating great ingredients inspired the NapaStyle line of specialty foods. And as the founding father of the flavored olive oil trend, he created the Consorzio product line.

Michael has consistently earned accolades as one of the top chefs in the country, including Chef of the Year by Food & Wine magazine in 1985 and the Culinary Institute of America (1995).
He is the author of Michael Chiarello’s Casual Cooking (Chronicle Books, 2002), Napa Stories (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2001), Tra Vigne Cookbook (Chronicle Books, 1999) and Flavored Oils and Flavored Vinegars (Chronicle Books, 1995).

Friday, August 18, 2006

Robert Best... The hotest guy on TV!

From the pages of
Project runway
Robert Best, 36, is a Principal Designer at Mattel where he has worked for Barbie Collectibles for ten years. Prior to Mattel, Robert worked in New York for such fashion luminaries as Isaac Mizrahi, Anne Klein and Donna Karan.

Robert grew up in Utah and was schooled in New York City at Parsons School of Design where he was awarded the “Student Designer of the Year” award upon graduating. He resides in West Hollywood, California and has designed hundreds of dolls while at Mattel — including the “Best Models” collection featuring the completely new Model Muse body and off-the-catwalk clothes and accessories. Some of the other Barbie dolls that Robert has created include Millennium Bride Barbie Doll, Crystal Jubilee Barbie Doll, Billions of Dreams Barbie Doll, Wedgwood Barbie, and the FabergĂ© series. He has also designed such celebrity dolls as the Audrey Hepburn series, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe.

Oscar De La Renta continues to be an inspiration to Robert, whose own design theory is based in simplicity: good fabrics, classic lines, and feminine details with a touch of whimsy. “I basically think of Barbie as if she is real, and even though there is fantasy in my work, I always think of what a real woman would wear and then translate that into doll-scale.”

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Beautiful man of the day... Kyan Douglas

Kyan Douglas, born as Hugh Edward Douglas on May 5, 1970) is the grooming expert on the American television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Douglas was born in Miami, Florida but was raised in Tampa and Tallahassee. He has an older sister, Kelli (who first taught him about styling hair) and was and still is very close to his family. After high school he moved first to Dallas, where he studied philosophy at Brookhaven Community College and first became interested in religion and the healing arts. He then moved to Austin, where he had initially planned to pursue his interest in acting by studying drama at the University of Texas at Austin, precluded by his extreme shyness. In his mid-twenties he moved to New Orleans, where he earned a degree in TV production and theater studies at Loyola University. In 1996 three of Douglas' close friends were murdered in a restaurant robbery [1] where both they and Douglas worked. The tragedy motivated him to leave New Orleans to start a new life.

Douglas moved to New York in 1999 and started work in sales for Aveda, then helped them set up the [2] Aveda Institute, a school for hairstyling and grooming. He then enrolled in its Cosmetology program, and after graduating at the top of his class, he joined the New York-based hair salon Arrojo Studio as a colorist. He also began working on the makeover tv shows What Not to Wear and While You Were Out, and for Child Magazine as well. In 2002, a client at Arrojo told him about a makeover show that was being cast. Kyan sent a photo of himself and a short bio he'd written to the producers. They called him for an audition and quickly hired him as the show's "Grooming Guru".

As part of Queer Eye's "Fab Five" Douglas has co-authored a book and appeared on a soundtrack CD and accompanying DVD based on the show, as well as appeared on many magazine covers and TV talk shows. In 2004 he published Beautified, his own book on grooming for women, and became a spokesman and product advisor for L'Oreal. He was also invited back to speak at his alma mater LONU in 2004.

His interest in healing and spirituality continues, and in 2005 he began training to become a qualified teacher of Kundalini yoga.

Queer Eye won an Emmy in [2004]] for Outstanding Reality Program, and received a nomination again in the same category in [2005]]. In 2006, Douglas was awarded the HRC's Humanitarian Award for his work with a number of charities, including HRC, DIFFA, and amFAR.

Kyan Douglas lives in Brooklyn, New York with his partner since 2004, Gregory Durham. In June 2006 they announced their engagement, with a small, private wedding planned for May 2007

Friday, August 04, 2006

There is a light

Morrissey -- There Is A Light (rUmPeLsTiLtSkIn)

My favorite yet!
morrissey - Suedehead (Or "The two hotest men in history in one video: Morrissey and James Dean)

Love it! I think is the most beautiful tribute to J.Dean I have seen!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The most Beautiful and sexy man alive!

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Take me out tonight
Where there’s music and there’s people
And they’re young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven’t got one

Take me out tonight
Because I want to see people and i
Want to see life
Driving in your car
Oh, please don’t drop me home
Because it’s not my home, it’s their
Home, and I’m welcome no more

* And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine

Take me out tonight
Take me anywhere, I don’t care
I don’t care, I don’t care
And in the darkened underpass
I thought oh god, my chance has come at last
(But then a strange fear gripped me and i
Just couldn’t ask)

Take me out tonight
Oh, take me anywhere, I don’t care
I don’t care, I don’t care
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven’t got one, da ...
Oh, I haven’t got one