We all owe Michael Strahan a debt of gratitude: There’s a very good reason he denied himself the pleasure of a single Peanut M&M backstage at ‘Live With Kelly and Michael’ recently. The former football Giant has been keeping his body in pristine shape for his upcoming role in ‘Magic Mike XXL.’ Yes, he’s actually stripping on camera, people!
And, as he revealed on ‘Live’ today (Oct. 20), all that self-denial and dieting has yielded some very impressive results. Michael shared the above photo of himself posing with ‘Magic Mike’ CEO Channing Tatum backstage on set in Georgia. Then he did it one better, sharing this shot of his magnificent abs:
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a social-media phenomenon that has raised awareness of the neurodegenerative disease to new heights as well as tens of millions of dollars to help fight it. By now, you’ve probably witnessed scores of your own friends dousing themselves with ice-cold water and seen videos of dozens of celebrities doing the same, all while challenging their other famous friends. We’ve gathered up all the hunky celebrity men we could find taking on the challenge and posted the videos for your enjoyment below. We’re still waiting for Channing Tatum to answer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s call and Chris Hemsworth [UPDATE: He did it and we have it!] to respond to Robert Downey Jr., and we are wondering when someone will finally get around to challenging Hugh Jackman [UPDATE: Done! See below!], Alex O’Loughlin [UPDATE: Done! Watch it below!], Taylor Kinney, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Alexander Skarsgard. And you can’t convince us that David Beckham isn’t working on his own video this very second! [UPDATE: Becks did it! Evidence below!]
You can learn more about this awful disease at the ALS Association website before donating whatever amount you can online at the same link.
In the meantime, enjoy videos from hot athletes and actors and more, including ‘Dancing With the Stars’ hottie Derek Hough, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez and ‘Arrow’ hunk Stephen Amell (pictured above, left to right).
The first ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘ official trailer has finally arrived. After watching the two-and-a-half-minute trailer obsessively several times over, we’ve identified the clip’s 10 most important GIFs. Click through to see stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in action, both in animated GIF form and in the full, uncensored trailer itself! ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ hits theaters on Valentine’s Day 2015.
For Throwback Thursday we’re remembering the cult classic ‘Roadhouse,’ which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week. A lot of people love the film for its kickass fight scenes and general cheesiness. We love it for its plethora of Patrick Swayze shirtless scenes. We had the good fortune and great taste to catch it on the big screen back in 1989 and for us, it was a form of soft-core pornography. Swayze’s hot body larger than life in full technicolor — you can’t beat it!
Mark the ‘Roadhouse’ anniversary along with us by reveling in these sexy photos and animated gifs of Swayze in all his shirtless glory:
We started the week off applauding Jared Leto — let’s end the week celebrating him, too! The actor-musician won the first Academy Award last Sunday, taking the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his impressive and heartbreaking turn in ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ Perfect speech
We were almost too lost in the deep blue pools of his eyes and luxurious mane of hair to concentrate on his speech, but it was perfect and poignant. We couldn’t have loved it any more, and we’ve loved him since he first appeared on our radar a million years ago on the cult fave TV series ‘My So-Called Life.’ The fact that he’s since become a huge rock star with band 30 Seconds to Mars is a total bonus. The more Jared Leto, the better! Enjoy these dreamy Jared Leto gifs:
Three cheers for Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey: ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT! With his much-discussed McConaissance in full flower, the veteran actor was finally acknowledged by the Academy last night, winning the Best Actor Oscar for his fine work in ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ As longtime followers and fans, we couldn’t be happier for him. As the pervs that we are, we just hope that getting that long-awaited respect from the industry doesn’t preclude Matthew from appearing in ‘Magic Mike 2‘!
Ladies and gentlemen, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey!
We’ve been swooning over Theo James‘ flawless face since we first glimpsed it on ‘Downton Abbey.’ (What — don’t remember him, ‘Downton’ lovers? Surely the phrase “Turkish diplomat” will jar your memory. If not, how about this image?). Now we are getting the chance to freak out over his super-fit body on the big screen! The Brit hottie is headlining his first major movie with ‘Divergent.’ The eagerly anticipated film, out March 21, is based on the wildly popular young-adult series of novels by Veronica Roth.
Theo appears with ‘Divergent’ co-star Shailene Woodley on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly dressed as their characters Four (James) and Tris (Woodley). The pair can also be seen in the sexy new still above, showing a shirtless Theo embracing Shailene. Yes, that tattoo on his back is pretty epic, as you can see in a promo image from the movie in the gallery below. We’ve also included a couple of gifs showing the couple, uh, coupling. Brace yourselves, Fourtris shippers!