Thanks, People magazine, but we've known Ryan Reynolds is a stone-cold fox for a while now. I mean, the guy oozes charm, charisma and well, sexiness (obvs), so it's about time he joined the ranks of Sexiest Man Alive title-holders like George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp. And while rock-hard abdominals likely had something do with his newest accolade, a bevy of hot big-screen performances don't hurt either. Join us as we reminisce about Ryan's sexiest roles to date, and chime in with your own in the comments section!
Last night brought the troubling news that Demi Lovato has left her tour with the Jonas Brothers and entered medical treatment for "emotional and physical issues"—and with new info circulating that the star's problems stem from a painful past, everyone's wondering whether they missed the early signs of trouble. Does Demi's history reveal hints of darkness, despair and an abrupt exit from the public eye? Let's find out, with a look back at her life so far.
Demi (whose commonly-known name is actually short for "Demetria") was born on August 20, 1992, in Dallas, Texas. The child of a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader mom and a recording artist dad, she already had performing in her blood—the musically gifted girl started playing the piano at age seven and got an early start in showbiz as a cast member on "Barney and Friends." (Fun fact: Demi appeared on the show alongside Selena Gomez, who became her bestie.)
FROM MTV NEWS: Demi Lovato has entered a treatment center, her rep confirmed to MTV News on Monday (November 1). The singer/actress has left her current tour with the Jonas Brothers to seek treatment.
"Demi Lovato left her tour early this weekend in order to seek medical treatment for emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time," her rep said in a statement. "Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. She is doing just that."
Demi is currently in South America on the "Camp Rock" Tour with the JoBros. "[Demi] regrets not being able to finish her tour, but is looking forward to getting back to work in the near future," the statement continued.
For more of the Demi Lovato story, continue reading at mtv.com/news.
As if being a country superstar and serial celeb-dater didn't keep her busy enough, Taylor Swift has signed on to develop her own line of perfume with Elizabeth Arden that will be released in Fall 2011, according to a press release.
"I have always loved how fragrance can shape a memory the way certain scents remind you of events and people that are imprinted in your thoughts," Taylor said. "Lately I've been having fun experimenting with combining some of my favorite scents, so I'm really excited about working with Elizabeth Arden to develop my own unique fragrance."
The "Mine" singer is just the latest starlet to bottle a signature scent. (Don't believe us? Check out our flipbook of celebrities and their fragrances.) And we'll bet a dozen cartons of TayTay's perfume that she won't be the last, either.
Who should be next? We have a few ideas. Read our contenders after the jump, and cast your vote! (And, as always, if we forgot your fave, chime in in the comments section.)
Congrats to Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon who just announced they are expecting a baby. The duo made the announcement on Thursday after months of speculation. And while we want to respect their wishes to keep as much of their pregnancy as private as possible, we happened to come across their registry and we wanted to share it with all of you. (Okay, this isn’t really their registry. We made it up ourselves. We're bad people.)
First up, Pottery Barn has a fantastic lamb critter collection. Being that Mrs. Cannon calls her fans her lambs, we felt it the perfect gift for her bundle of joy.
We've got sad news for all you romantics out there. One of Hollywood’s most adorable couples, Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan, have officially called it quits, People reports, confirming earlier rumors of a split. Say it ain't so!
Shia and Carey coupled up while filming "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" in the Big Apple during the summer of 2009. "You could see their chemistry right away," "Wall Street" director Oliver Stone told People in May. "They were completely professional on set, but there was no mistaking what was happening."
In the April issue of GQ, a normally tight-lipped LaBeouf praised his then-GF, calling her "the most talented actress I've ever met." Aww!
Who would ever have the gall to turn down a record deal proffered by star-maker Simon Cowell? Well, according to internet rumors, "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson, that's who. A story today in the British newspaper The Sun claims Rob turned down an offer from the former "American Idol" judge saying, "I play according to my mood, and sometimes that can come across as very depressing in music. He is a clever guy and he created artists that he knows the public will like, that's why I don't think he could ever launch my music career." However, when MTV News reached out to Robert's management for comment, we were told there was no truth to this story. It's just "another headline generated by the internet," his manager wrote in an email.
It's not surprising rumors of a record deal would follow Robert. After all, he did score two songs in the first "Twilight" movie, "Never Think" and "Let Me Sign," and played a fledgling band boy in "How to Be." However, the actor has always been a bit evasive about a potential music career, telling the L.A. Times in 2008, "Music is my backup plan if acting fails. I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket." With the success of "The Twilight Saga" and upcoming turns in "Water for Elephants" and "Bel Ami," it doesn't look like Rob will have to sing for alms any time soon.
Do you hope Robert will one day pursue a music career?
And the plot thickens. A day after the Parents Television Council decried GQ's November cover featuring "Glee" stars Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Dianna Agron in a saucy embrace, Dianna has offered up a sort-of apology. The 24-year-old took to her blog to discuss the controversy, writing:
In the land of Madonna, Britney, Miley, Gossip Girl, other public figures and shows that have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans…we are not the first. Now, in perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry. If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention. And if your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand, again I am sorry. But I would have to ask, how on earth did it get there?
Dianna goes on to say that the actors were asked to portray "heightened versions" of their "Glee" characters (the "Hit Me Baby One More Time" iterations, as she put it), admitting that the shoot theme wasn't her favorite idea but that she agreed to it anyway.
If you read yesterday's opinion piece about the controversy, then you know where our allegiances lie on this issue, but we want to hear from you! Do you think Dianna (or any of the "Glee" cast members, for that matter) owe anyone an apology? Cast your vote after the jump!
If all publicity truly is good publicity, then lad mag GQ has hit paydirt with its sexy "Glee"-themed November cover featuring stars Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Dianna Agron in a scantily clad, bootylicious embrace. A day after the pics hit the interwebs, the backlash has begun led by the Parents Television Council. The watchdog group released a statement today decrying the "Glee" photoshoot, using some fairly strong language to do so.
"It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on 'Glee' in this way. It borders on pedophilia. Sadly, this is just the latest example of the overt sexualization of young girls in entertainment," said PTC President Tim Winter. "Many children who flocked to 'High School Musical' have grown into 'Glee' fans. They are now being treated to seductive, in-your-face poses of the underwear-clad female characters posing in front of school lockers, one of them opting for a full-frontal crotch shot. By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show's direction. And it isn't good for families."
I agree that the over-sexualization of teens (especially young women) is a problem in today's media, but the argument put forth by the PTC has several logical holes that simply can't be filled.
We may be celebrating the not-so-great navigational skills of that sea-faring Italian Christopher Columbus, but for our neighbors to the north, today is worthy of commemoration for a whole other reason: It's Canadian Thanksgiving! (Or simply "Thanksgiving" as my Canadian chums call it.) Though we likely won't find ourselves face-to-gizzard with a Butterball today, we couldn't help but fantasize about the Canadian celebrities we'd invite to break bread if we did celebrate the holiday. We gave our Hollywood Crush writers one RSVP to extend to any Canadian celebrity they wished, and then put our Photoshop skills to work, picturing our dream Thanksgiving get-together. Keep reading after the jump for our explanation of the strategically set table.