Do you love Easter, scavenger hunts and Ryan Gosling but previously thought there was no way to combine the three? How wrong you are! Yesterday was not only Easter, it was the second annual Gosling Easter, launched by advertising copywriter Jenna Livingston. With hints being given out on the @goslingeaster Twitter account, fans were encouraged to go searching for hidden eggs containing a Gosling-themed treat inside in big cities around the world.
Once upon a time, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling did a little movie called The Notebook together and won the hearts of romantics everywhere as they fell in love on screen… and off! Alas, their love was not to be long term, which is a shame because they make a damn good looking couple and Eva Mendes is kinda weird, but that’s besides the point. Rachel and Ryan have remained friends since their split, and now that Rachel has broken up with Michael Sheen, she’s apparently got Ryan back on her speed dial and has been hitting him up at all hours, much to Eva’s chagrin.
“Rachel’s always kept in touch with Ryan, but now that she’s split with Michael, she’s been calling him and using him as a shoulder to cry on.
“It hasn’t gone down very well with Eva, to say the least, but Ryan wants to be there as a friend for his ex.”
I mean, I get it, I guess – if my partner’s ex was calling non-stop, I’d have to say something – or a few choice somethings – to bring an end to it. On the other hand, these are celebrities so I can throw my morality out the window when I say: Rachel + Ryan 4 Ever! Bring back Rychel!
I feel like a traitor to all human beings when I say that Ryan Gosling doesn’t do much for me. I know that makes sense since I’m like a young Ellen DeGeneres without the short haircut and all the money, but I feel like anyone with a pulse can see Ryan’s draw. Is he handsome? Sure. Is he a total sweetie? Seems to be. I just can’t seem to muster the enthusiasm for him that so many people (okay, mostly all women) do. In any case, if you’re in the group of people who’s gaga for Gosling, this is going to hit hard: he’s taking a break from acting.
Rather than exude preternatural cool, in a recent interview Gosling spoke more with the uncertain, self-critical grasping of a still-developing actor trying to find his foothold in an illusory profession. Soon to direct his first film, he’s looking forward to taking a step back just when moviegoers can’t get enough.
“I’ve been doing it too much,” he says of acting. “I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing. I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I’m doing it and how I’m doing it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”
It’s pretty kewl that despite his success, he still maintains the ability to be self-critical and do a little navel gazing every once in a while. Hollywood makes me feel jaded and I’m on the outskirts of it. Imagine what it’s like for someone who actually matters. Anyway, don’t worry, he’s not gone yet – there’s always The Place Beyond the Pines!
If there’s anything I love more than watching all the new movies, it is watching trailers for the movies that hasn’t come out yet. The only downside is that nowadays Hollywood advertises films that are still currently in the making, and wouldn’t be released for at least another ten months or so, and if there’s something I dislike more than waiting to see a movie, it is waiting to see a good movie.
“The Place Beyond the Pines” looks promising – it is character driven, it features our beloved (shirtless!) Ryan Gosling, his beloved Eva Mendes, and my beloved Bradley Cooper, of whom I think ever more highly with every new dramatic role he takes on, and it seems to be about action-spiked moral dilemmas. Plus, a very cute little baby:
And speaking of babies, just another (rather personal) thing – I haven’t been feeling that awesome lately, and after numerous visits to the doctor in the past few days it became clear that I won’t be having a baby this year after all. I am only sharing this because after my booming first post here at Evil Beet, I was receiving congratulatory e-mails from you guys, and although they are very sweet and touching, it is just too much for me. Also, I want to get it out of the way and avoid future awkwardness. So I thank you all and I promise to think lots and lots of positive thoughts. Meanwhile, please take a minute to meet my Shelby. She is a special kind of fluffycat.
Where’s Eva, though? She in the back stuffing her face with convenience store pizza? F-ck no. No, I’ll grudgingly show you where she’s at:
Grr. There she is. She’s waiting outside with the dog, George, who is also inseparable from Eva, like his silly, deluded owner.
Last. Those motherf-cking pants. Third time in a damn month, and while it would be OK if the pants were actually nice, they’re not. They look like something my five-year-old wears, and while they’re totally cute and adorable on her, they’re not cute or adorable on Eva. Granted, yes, I’m bitter as all get-out when it comes to pretty much anything Eva Mendes does (except for that face … she does have one gorgeous face), but those pants would be poor fashion in motion on anyone short of Betty White.
But yep. Here they are. Together. Drinking Cokes. The third Coke is for Ryan’s personal assistant (not pictured), and not George. Thought you should probably know that.
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.
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.”
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?