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).
USA swimmer Ryan Lochte reminds us why we prefer the Summer Olympics to the Winter Olympics. (Here’s a hint, in case you can’t figure it out.) The 11-time Olympic medalist and former reality star shared a couple of sexy shots of his recent photoshoot for Speedo on Instagram, and we’re all like “Jeah!”
We’re also happy that his manager and the Speedo company itself have been in a sharing mood, posting pics of Ryan and fellow Olympians Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Eddie Moses and more:
The powers that be at “Live With Kelly and Michael“* totally get it: The home viewers want to see Ryan Lochte with his clothes off, and Gelman and company are going to do their best to make it happen.
This morning’s “Challenge With the Champions” segment featured the Olympian answering trivia questions in a strip battle of wits with co-hosts Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa. Ryan’s trivia questions were quite hard (especially, considering, you know … don’t make me say it), Michael’s questions were of normal difficulty and Kelly’s were absurd (ex., spell “POOL”).
Jokes on us when Ryan gets the first one right, but eventually, nature takes it course — along with some dubious scorekeeping — and we get what we tuned in for … with bonus shirtless Strahan! Everyone wins!
Watch the segment here:
* We couldn’t be any happier to welcome Michael Strahan to the co-host chair … well, we’d be happier if our stupid DVR had picked up on the new show title!
I know, weird question for Swoonworthy, right? But me, I’m as American as board shorts, and Speedos — delightfully revealing as they may be — come off a tad European. Olympian Ryan Lochte rocked both types of swimwear in Las Vegas over the weekend and looked spectacular in both. What’s your preference?
Do you like Ryan better in board shorts or Speedos?