Never mind that it’s only August. Zimbio polled their readers and came up with the hottest 25 actors of 2013. Here’s who they are. Where do you stand? Do you agree or disagree? Number one was surprising to me, in the, “let pause and think, ‘…really?’” way. And can you guess who made the top 10 that also made the top 10 in the Ugliest Men list?
Watching Andy Murray at Wimbledon was great for so many reasons – mostly because he won, but also because Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler were the couple to watch. I mean, look at these two! They’re wearing matching powder blue suits! They’re taking a selfie! What’s not to love here?
The photo went viral, of course, but apparently Gerard Butler has no idea and in fact… doesn’t use the internet and had no idea?
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t go on the internet, so I don’t know what [a 'selfie'] is.”
The 300 star also joked about the duo’s matching suits, saying: “Bradley and I are friends. [The matching outfits] was coincidence. It was a little embarrassing. We didn’t mention it at the time.
“We gave each other a hug, then looked down and went, ‘Oh, s**t’.”
I kinda don’t believe anyone that’s not a newborn or over the age of 80 doesn’t go on the internet, so I call bullshit on that one and kinda don’t understand the pont of that lie, but whatever. Also, Jeremy Piven was there and was looking on at this lovely spectacle and had something to say about it:
“I love both of them, they’re both great guys and they appreciate the attention.
“They were wearing powder blue outfits, they looked like they were groomsmen – they are the dream.”
They ARE the dream, you’re totally right, Jeremy Piven. I think that’s the only thing you’ve ever said that hasn’t made me want to punch you in the face.
Listen, there’s nothing funny about ice cream, guys. Ice cream is extremely serious business. What is funny, however, is the fact that Bradley Cooper is promoting ice cream – Häagen-Dazs in particular. He’s already filmed an ad for the company (seen above) and might even do a few more.
I guess if you’re going to go down the route of becoming the face of a snack food, Häagen-Dazs is a pretty good direction to go in. Their Vanilla Bean is out of this world, I have to admit. It’s also about 90,000 calories and 650 grams of fat (because yes, I have to eat the whole pint in one sitting) and really preys upon my lactose sensitivity, so I’m not sure I can support this.
Häagen-Dazs president David Clark said:
“Bradley Cooper is the first celebrity to appear in a Häagen-Dazs campaign and is a perfect match for the brand, epitomising class and style.”
From Life & Style (so take it with a huuuuuge grain of salt):
Life & Style has learned that the Hangover star, 38, shared a very touchy-feely brunch with actress Rachel McAdams, 34, at Santa Monica’s Cora’s Coffee Shoppe on April 14.
“Bradley happily spent nearly two hours with Rachel, flirting and laughing over their meal,” an eyewitness says in the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now. “He seemed very into her.”
Strolling into the eatery with matching motorcycle helmets in hand, the couple sat down at the counter. A fellow diner dishes to Life & Style, “Rachel put her hand on his back and he put his on her shoulder. They were laughing and talking, and Bradley would not take his eyes off of her!”
Although Bradley’s rep refused to comment, the onlooker confirmed to Life & Style, “It definitely seemed like they were a couple. At one point Rachel put her hand on his hips and he was talking very close to her.”
I love that a woman can’t smile at a man or laugh at something he says without it being classified as “flirting”. Who knows – maybe she was flirting with him? But chances are there’s absolutely nothing to this story but two friends getting together for some food. Then again, if it is true, they’d kinda make a good couple. I’m with it.
Generally men who live with their mothers past the age of, say, 25 max (we are in a recession, after all) are bad news bears. That’s why Bradley Cooper – arguably rather well-to-do at this point in his career – is a bit of a conundrum. He recently admitted that he’s been living with his mother for the past two years, since his father passed away from cancer.
DETAILS: It’s probably not something you’re planning right now, particularly since your mother is living with you at the moment. How’s that working out, by the way?
Bradley Cooper: The best way I can answer that is to say we’re surviving. Both of us. Let’s face it: It’s probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It’s life. And right now, two years after my father’s death, this is where we are. My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other. So here we are. But don’t get me wrong. It’s not without complications. It’s not like I live in a compound and she’s in the guesthouse. No. She’s in the next room. But here’s the thing: She’s a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches. If that wasn’t the case, there’s no way.
Good on Bradley for having a good relationship with his mother – moms are important people in our lives and there’s no reason to grow apart just because you’re an adult. Is there anything not to like about Bradley Cooper? We’re trying to find something.
3. Amidst rumors that Taylor Swift was interested in dating him, sources revealed that, “He thinks she’s far too young for him and wants to date someone his own age, not 16-years younger because he’s ready for something serious.” Taylor Swift is 23.
4. Those pants. Bro. Those pants. With that jacket. Bro come on.
I’m betting that Ms. Lawrence must have friend-zoned him and that’s why he said the, “I’m old enough to be her father” comment. Gotta save face.
Enjoy the gallery (thanks Daily Mail!) of more photos of them strolling around the city, with Mr. Cooper dressed as a college student who left his nice pants at his mom’s house, with his girlfriend dressed as Oliver Twist.
Also included are some of her modeling shots, just to get you more familiar with her if you aren’t.
Damn, shit just got dark with Bradley Cooper. Despite being one of Hollywood’s most bankable actors and having been nominated for an Oscar for his work in Silver Linings Playbook, he’s not really all that phased by it because fame and fortune and all that don’t really matter when you’ve watched your own father pass away.
The Silver Linings Playbook star said the idea of death haunts him and gives him confidence in equal measure after he nursed his stockbroker dad, Charles J Cooper, through his battle with lung cancer before he died at age 71 two years ago.
‘Death became very real. And very tangible. Because my father – someone who had been in my life for 36 years is just f***ing gone,’ Cooper recalls.
‘I watched him dying and I was there by his bed watching him, breathing with him, and then I saw his last breath and he was gone. I experienced the whole thing. And that was a watershed moment that I was privileged to experience. And it changed everything. Nothing has ever been the same since.’
Damn. I can’t even say anything to that. Having lost family members myself to cancer (as is unfortunately an all-too-common story, these days), I can agree that it’s a devastating situation and puts shit into perspective in life. I think I like Bradley Cooper a little more, now.