Hey, girl. Let me ask you something, if that’s all right. Are you tired of guys who simply want to paw at your angel cushions and poke at your love chasm? Do you just want to say “hey, lover, I’m sore and I’d rather just a Kardashian show and knit”? Then please extend an invitation my way, girl. I’ll provide the yarn if you can provide the wine.
Ryan Gosling’s perfect day involves knitting.
The ‘Gangster Squad’ actor has developed a love for creating garments out of needles and yarn as he thinks it’s a great way to relax after a hard day’s work.
He said: ”I did this scene in ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life.
”If I had to design my perfect day, that would be it. And you get something out of it at the end. You get a nice present. For someone who wants an oddly shaped, off-putting scarf.”
However, Ryan’s life hasn’t always been so calm and says he got a love for showbiz after watching his uncle perform as an Elvis Presley impersonator.
He told Australia’s GQ magazine: ”When I was a kid, it [my uncle] was certainly the most interesting thing going on in the house. He made his own costumes, did all the sequins – it took months. And I became a bit like his shadow, helping him when I could. He was in the mirror, working on the voice and singing, and he [slowly] created this character, and then he put together an act and performed in a local talent show. And because I was so interested, he made me the head of security. As a joke.”
Is this man even real?
January 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Emily
Oh of all the darling things, Ryan Gosling played Santa Claus with a whole bunch of Girl Scout cookies. Have you ever? Because I have never.
In the clip, Ryan bashfully tells Jimmy Kimmel what it was like growing up as a kid who had to shill things in front of supermarkets for his father, and what it was like to always hope that, one day, some shopper would purchase the kid’s whole lot of wares. Needless to say, that’s precisely what Ryan did one day in Los Angeles—he bought every single box of Girl Scout cookies that were being sold in front of a Ralph’s, and gave them away to random people while driving in his car all day long.
Can we get him to just drop Eva Mendes already so that we can usher in a full-blown ‘Your Daily Gosling’ all over again? Please?
January 10, 2013 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Big news, guys. Big, big news, and I’m so pleased to be able to give it to you. Remember how we talked about Eva Mendes just yesterday, an Eva Mendes who was looking all lonesome and stressed and sad and peering at her phone like, willing it to ring ring RING you bastard, why won’t you just return my calls—you know, like all day long yesterday? Well it would appear that the breakup rumors are true, and if the top photo here isn’t enough confirmation, well. Too f-cking bad, I’m outing this relationship as “stick a fork in it, it’s done.” WOOO!
This is Ryan at the ‘Gangster Squad’ premiere, to which he took his mother as his date. His ma. Not Eva Mendes; his mother. I realize that sometimes actors and actresses take their parents to premieres and awards shows and stuff because hey, treat your parents nicely, but I just have this sneaking suspicion that Eva Mendes sat at home crying the whole night last night while wearing the dress she was supposed to rock at the ‘Squad’ premiere, eating bonbons and drinking tequila—worm and all.
Oh, and one last thing: PS, Ryan—I hate your shoes. Shudder.
Update: Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling definitely did not break up.
“My mother’s wearing all my girlfriend’s clothes,” Gosling confirmed to E! News of his mom’s ruched dress, paisley trench and statement necklace. “I’m wearing Eva Mendes,” Donna reiterated, adding, “She let me raid her closet.”
Upon close inspection, we can totally see Mendes’s influence in Donna’s outfit. The short, sexy ruched gray dress is something the actress would totally wear, and we wouldn’t be surprised if we’d spotted her in those classic strappy black sandals before.
Gosling and Mendes, who clicked while filming The Place Beyond the Pines together in 2011, were first spotted holding hands in September of that year on a low-key date at Disneyland. Since then, they’ve taken their romance to New York, Los Angeles, Gosling’s native Canada and Paris, with Mendes first meeting Gosling’s mom on a movie date in N.Y.C. last January.
The stars have managed to remain pretty quiet about their relationship to this point, making Gosling’s use of the word “girlfriend” last night all the more poignant. Tell us: Would you ever lend your partner’s mom your clothes?
Stupid Eva Mendes.
January 8, 2013 at 10:30 am by Sarah
See this picture of Eva Mendes? It’s the second sad-looking picture that’s come out since New Year’s Eve, and what’s more is the fact that Ryan and Eva didn’t even spend the New Year together. Nope, Eva celebrated the arrival of 2013 all by her lonesome (and even her lonesome is looking pretty damn sad these days, too).
Word on the street is that there’s trouble in paradise, and by “paradise,” I mean “Ryan Gosling’s pants,” because even more reliable sources haven’t seen the couple together in actual weeks, save for some apparent custodial visits of Ryan’s dog, George. Here’s George—and don’t mind Eva’s pants; it would appear that she really likes these pants a lot, because the following photo was actually taken over a month ago:
I feel sad for Eva. … No, really, I do. Can you imagine what it’d feel like to be Ryan Gosling’s steady for a moment in time only to lose him for [insert frivolous reason here]? I’ll bet it kind of feels like some scenes in ‘Titantic’. Namely, the part where Jack Dawson’s hanging off the front of the massive vessel, screaming, “I’m the king of the world!” I’ll bet it probably felt partially like that while they were dating. That all probably felt pretty good. I also bet that it maybe felt like when Rose DeWitt Bukater was watching Jack’s lifeless body float away in the end of the movie, quietly sobbing, “I’ll never let go, Jack. … Never let go.” Probably that, too, because I know if Ryan Gosling left me in a pile of dumped rubble, I’d be writhing and begging and possibly wanting to drown myself, too.
Last, here’s an interview from last year with Ryan and George on the Jimmy Kimmel show that’s actually really, really funny. I laughed out loud—it’s too cute:
January 7, 2013 at 5:30 am by Sarah
Man. Ryan Gosling is still so hot, but to answer my own question of “are we over this yet”, yes, yes we are—or at least I am. Ryan Gosling is forever going to be hot, but I’m just not sure that he warrants a Your Daily Gosling post on Evil Beet any longer, simply just because of the fact that he’s hot. Yeah, he’s hot, but he’s totally off the market with all of this incomprehensible Eva Mendes business, and we’re going to be looking at Ryan Gosling in a few years as a humanitarian-baby-daddy-maybe-husband-award-winning-actor. You know. Kind of like Brad Pitt or George Clooney—one of those of the untouchable type of caliber. Oh how he’s ascended.
And ha. Remember that time that Ryan Gosling broke up with Rachel McAdams because he was all mad that she went mainstream with her movie role choices? Sometimes we grow up so fast, huh?
(Also, this is Ryan, walking with Eva in New York City over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. And that’s about it.)
November 26, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
So we haven’t done a ‘Your Daily Gosling’ in awhile, because while I think he’s still totally hot, he’s become completely boring and off-the-radar, so we haven’t really had much reason to talk about him. Except for now. Ryan did a nice little philanthropic thing over the weekend in heading to the Spooky Skedaddle 5K and Festival at the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin, Texas.
That’s really super nice, and it’s sweet that he generated a lot of publicity for a good thing like a school for the deaf, but he doesn’t really have much else going on. He’s filming a movie *in* Texas, which might give us a clue as to what he was doing near Austin, but the Eva Mendes-pregnancy speculation is still ongoing, and the fact that we haven’t seen really all that much or heard a peep from her is doing nothing to dispel the rumors that she’s carrying a Ryan Gosling fetus in her midsection somewhere. Here’s a recent photo that People caught, and she’s got crazy hair and a baggy zip-front sweatshirt on:
So. Ryan Gosling. See you in a few months, or something.