On Thursday, Ryan Gosling attended the Hua Hin International Film Festival in Bangkok as its guest of honor. There, the Hollywood Reporter had the audacity to ask Gosling whether he felt snubbed by the Academy. But Gosling, who has repeatedly proven himself as a class act, was unbudgingly gracious.
Gosling was also quick to squash the notion he had been “passed-over” twice recently. First, after not being voted the Sexiest Man Alive, which his loyal fans protested outside the People Magazine offices in New York earlier this year. But the actor told THR: “I voted for Bradley [Cooper] and I’m glad he won.”
When asked if he felt snubbed by the Academy over not receiving an Oscar nomination, Gosling simply said “No.”
The actor has earned both critical praise and awards buzz for his performances in both The Ides of March and Drive.
This is why celebrities need fans at all. We’ll be indignant for you, Ryan!
For instance, I finally watched The Ides of March, and it is soooo gooooood. It is so good, I feel bad about having repeatedly referred to it as “Face/Off 2.” (Because, the movie poster! Oh, never mind.)
I can see why the movie wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea—I mean, political intrigue? A murky plot plagued by “truthiness”?—but talk about acting, man! You’ve got Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and George Clooney, right? And this entire ensemble is just set-pieces to Ryan Gosling’s performance. The rest of the cast is all furniture. (And don’t get me started on Evan Rachel Wood. My mother was like, “Who is that incredible actress?” Which, yeah, she really is.)
I also really enjoyed Drive, which was a lot less cerebral but no less exhilarating. (Gosling is again teaming with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, this time in a movie about muay Thai boxing.)
Still, there is a gem of wisdom here: it’s practically impossible to “snub” somebody who refuses to feel snubbed. We could all learn something from Ryan Gosling.
I filched a ton of photos from Celebuzz because, yes, Mr. Gosling looks very nice in a suit. I mean, I’m not dead, here!
However, I did select the most unflattering photo I could find for the image up top. I mean, what is he plotting? Yeah, OK, Montgomery Burns.
January 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
No, no – we don’t wish that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis would snap it off (generally). But in light of all of the lost love in the world, we decided to compile a list of 5 couples that we wish the ultimate demise upon: the big breakup. What with Seal and Heidi Klum calling it quits, and Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (and, of course, you can’t forget – sniff, sniff – Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries), we thought it prudent to really stick it to those who deserve it, rather than those who should just be together for the rest of their lives for the public’s sake.
In no particular order, The List:
#5 – Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison
OK, no one’s going to disagree with me on this one, right? Their relationship, frankly speaking, is weird and unnatural and honestly, pretty damn gross. Not that I, you know, sit around and fantasize about celebrities having sex (I do have other things to do, my friends), but even trying to think about these two in the sack takes my appetite away. And that’s a hard, hard thing to do these days, guys.
#4 – Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
Because, duh. Who wants to continue seeing these two sucking face all over chic European countries and West Coast bistros? Not this girl, that’s for damn sure. Ryan needs to go back to his roots of down-home sweetness and women with genteel manners and … I don’t know, f-cking hoop skirts or something. Eva Mendes is just not where all that is at.
#3 – Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
I don’t know about you guys, but it seems to me that Jennifer only dates a high-ish profile man is when she’s in the throes of promoting one of her films. As far as I know, she doesn’t have anything important coming down the line as of yet, so I fully expect these two to completely drop off the radar sometime in 2012. Plus, Jennifer Aniston is just (more) annoying (than usual) when she’s dating anyone, really. Sorry, girl, but some people just aren’t meant to be.
*Image courtesy of Celebuzz
#2 – Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart
Again, I don’t want to wish ill upon anyone and their, you know, “true love that transcends age, generation, and backup dancer syndrome,” but this is just silly. I realize that J. Lo is a big girl and can string along a young kid if she wants, throwing money at him all the while like she’s the female P. Diddy, but they’ve only been dating for something like weeks now and I’m already sick of hearing about them. Go and celebrate and get married and disappear forever, guys, or break the hell up and get off my mind.
#1 – Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
I don’t know, is it in poor taste to wish relational demise upon a woman who’s expecting a child? I don’t think so, considering who she’s with. I’m not a big Kardashian-lover as it is, but if there’s anyone who’s bad news, it’s the American Psycho-looking Scott Disick, who always seems to be just one mildly angry outburst away from relapsing into full-blown alcoholism and mirror-smashing. You wanna raise your kiddos around a ticking time-bomb, Kourt? I sure wouldn’t.
What about you guys – anyone in Hollywood you’d like to see cut their ties this year? Anyone on this list you hope lasts, you know, forever and ever?
January 24, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
Look, it’s Ryan Gosling, and he’s barefoot again! Although that’s kind of gross, I wouldn’t kick him out of my bed. Even if those big feet were covered in asphalt seeds and bits of broken glass that somehow came dislodged from the calluses of his heels, he could stay in my bed forever. Honestly. Even if he accidentally stepped in a puddle of God-knows-what, all he’d have to do is put some clean socks on and hop in.
It’s actually kind of amazing what clean socks can do for otherwise nasty feet. I was at the 2005 Mardi Gras and good GOD you should have seen my feet after an entire eighteen hours straight on Bourbon Street and the surrounding area. I’d unwisely worn open-toed sandals (it was my first MG, cut me a break) and by the time I’d gotten back to the hotel, I was so drunk and tired and full of jambalaya that instead of hopping in the shower like a good girl, I threw on a pair of socks and hit the sack. It’s not as if I was in the bed long enough to really gum things up – I think I only slept a total of three hours that particular night, ’til it was time to get up, shower, head to breakfast and do it all over again. And again.
So yeah. Right. Ryan Gosling could totally pull that sock trick with me, and I guarantee that I wouldn’t ever judge him for it. He’s too cute, and the pictures just make my heart so happy.
But then, it’s like, oh, look, Eva Mendes did another movie, and it’s called Girl in Progress. Is that anything like Girl, Interrupted? But no, I suppose it’s not. Here’s the official synopsis:
Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom. She is too busy juggling work, bills, and the very married Dr. Hartford (Matthew Modine), to give her daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) the attention she desperately needs. When Ansiedad’s English teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), introduces her students to classic coming-of-age stories, Ansiedad is inspired to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without mom. While Grace becomes preoccupied with the increasing affections of her co-worker (Eugenio Derbez), Ansiedad enlists the help of her loyal friend, Tavita (Raini Rodriguez), to plot her shortcut to “adulthood”. But as her misguided plan unravels, Ansiedad and Grace must learn that sometimes growing-up means acting your age.
The trailer’s down below, but don’t worry – I’ve followed it immediately with another few photos of Ryan Gosling coming out from training. That should wash the bad taste out of your mouth. A little bit, anyway.
January 10, 2012 at 9:30 am by Sarah
You hardcore, teeth-gnashing-over-Eva-Mendes Ryan Gosling-lovers aren’t going to be happy about today’s installment of YDG. Why, you ask? Well, because it features photos of the two of them embarking on a late-night tryst while Ryan takes a break from filming one of his many current movies. Sigh.
Ugh, Eva, though, can you blame her? No. Not really. She’s only seeing what we all see, but unlike us, she gets the option to ACT on it. We’d all be at the back door of his set, waiting for him to come out for even thirty-five seconds as he pretends to “go to the bathroom,” because for most of us, that’s all we’d need. No, we can place the blame solely on Ryan here. He’s encouraging this behavior on Eva’s part – you know, allowing her to visit him on set, dressed like she’s an undercover Russian spy who’s actually wearing nothing but NOTHING underneath that camel-colored coat. Making it seem like he’s actually into her and not … I don’t know, someone else. Yes, I’m afraid that our Ryan here is completely at fault for allowing all of this crazy business to continue, and guys, I don’t know how much more of it I can stand.
Poor Eva. She’s going to get hurt one of these times, and I’m really just looking out for her welfare here. It’d probably be best if she just took the initiative and backed off, because I’ve seen it happen a dozen times or more. Girl gets involved with hot guy, girl gets dumped by hot guy. Sadness ensues. I think it’s just that I love Eva so much that I’d be willing to help her do anything to avoid heartache, you know? And isn’t that just so selfless of me?
January 6, 2012 at 5:30 am by Sarah
Oh snap, guys, two days in a row. Why do I have a feeling that Gosling and Mendes are on a publicity spree, allowing themselves to be photographed day in and day out? Why do I suddenly believe that this might all be a publicity stunt in order to drum up even more love for Ryan and “respect” for “serious actresses” like Eva Mendes?
Here’s the most recent photos of the couple, embarking on some whirlwind trip that’ll probably result in even more photos. Hey, maybe if we’re lucky enough, we’ll catch some full-frontal on-window sex from these two. Seems that way from the road they’re traveling, no? I mean, why not? It’s not like people haven’t seen Eva Mendes’ tits splashed all over the place, so it won’t be a huge surprise to see her getting it from behind, even if it is from someone who’s way too good (or is he?) for her.
Lastly, I just love how Eva’s all covering her shit-eating grin all like, “Teehee, I’m with Ryan Gosling, bitches, eat it.” That’s some hardcore class right there, guys. Gag a maggot.
Image courtesy of Celebuzz
January 3, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
You asked for it, so we’re going to deliver: the first official (kind of second, though, I guess) ‘Your Daily Gosling’ post. I mean, it might not actually be daily, so the title might be a little misleading, but come on. I know we love Ryan Gosling, but not enough to facilitate an entire post, every single day, dedicated to running photos of Ryan doing something mildly yawn-inducing, like sauntering around Paris with his girlyfriend who probably can’t string two words of French together aside from “bathroom, please?”
[Sidebar - Ahem, I'm almost sort of fluent in conversational French, Ryan, did you know that?]
Anyway. So today’s Daily Gosling is brought to you by amazingly hot dudes who take their mothers and their stupid pillow-lipped girlfriends to the movies at the same time. Isn’t that sweet? He probably bought their tickets, too, with his own money. Know what, though? I wonder if the two main ladies in his life can stand one another. I mean, I know if I were Ryan Gosling’s mom, I’d be all like, “Ryan, sweetie, how about dating a nice, girl-next-door type that isn’t latching onto you because you’re a big, big famous movie star that’s had a lot of exposure over the last year and won’t dump you should someone like George Clooney or Brad Pitt came along because they’re way more famous than you are at this moment and who actually has done decent movies, not things like Ghost Rider and Urban Legends: Final Cut.”
Why do I feel this way? Well, it probably has a little to do with the fact that I’m a bitter harpie that thinks Ryan Gosling should only date girls who appear to be average and pretty and down-to-earth, and not sultry sex-kittens who aren’t afraid to show their tits to the world because they know that practically everyone wants to see anyway.
You know, come to think of it, I’ll bet Ryan Gosling’s mom can’t stand her just on that premise alone. Wasn’t Eva Mendes the one who said, “It’s fun to be a woman. It’s fun to flirt and wear makeup and have boobs.” Deep, right? Isn’t that totally the kind of woman you’d want your only son settling down with and being photographed with and sharing your long-term movie dates with?
Lastly, if I was Ryan Gosling’s mom, it’d be really weird, because I think it’s pretty much frowned upon to have sexually-charged feelings about your son, but hey. I suppose I’ve heard weirder things today. Like that thing Eva said one time about her career:
“I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol. It’s a hard one to walk if you want to be known as a real, credible actor. But I’ve never felt objectified. Nothing you see me do is an accident. I might act like it’s an accident, but the opposite is true. I’m incredibly calculated when it comes to my career.”
So, um. How about we talk about that Ghost Rider thing one more time, huh, girl?