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).
Here’s something to celebrate: Stephen Amell is shirtless and working out again on the CW’s ‘Arrow’ — holla! I tell you what, that guy and his network are nothing if not people pleasers. ‘Cause we are pleased yet again. By the way, Amell is already hard at work teasing next Wednesday’s episode on his Facebook page: “You know when I start hyping an episode a week before it airs. It’s one of those weeks.” Sounds like another can’t-miss show!
And just like that, Stephen Amell wins Instagram with his first-ever pic! The star of the CW’s ‘Arrow’ launched a new Instagram account Jan. 3, with this manifesto: “Want to win Instagram 2014 despite the fact that there is no evidence such a contest exists.”
The photo above — which combines an adorable infant with giant sunglasses, scenic beauty of surf and sand, one dashing mustache and some seriously sexy swim trunks — is a pretty impressive start toward that goal. Below, you can watch video he posted from the same beautiful spot by the sea, on the north shore of Oahu. It was only his second post. You see where this is going, right?
Amell was already such a social-media sensation with his open and engaging Facebook and Twitter posts that we hadn’t even realized he wasn’t on Instagram yet. Lean back, Amell lovers, grab a bucket of popcorn and prepare to be entertained: 2014 is looking good!
The CW is proving once again that it knows how to promote “Arrow.” The superhero series is using the tagline “Coming Back Strong” for its sophomore season, and its stars are not only coming back strong — they’re coming back shirtless! Four new posters show the muscular physiques of Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Colton Haynes and Manu Bennett. THIS is genius marketing all the way!
And anyone else notice that series star Amell looks more bulked up than he did last season — hey, man, you been working out or something?
Season 2 of ‘Arrow’ premieres Oct. 9 at 8pm ET on the CW.
“Arrow” star Stephen Amell reports that, as of last Friday, his 161,000 Facebook fans slightly outnumber his Twitter followers. With a preponderance of sexy photos and videos like this consistently being shared, is it any surprise the actor is a social-media sensation? This is how to gain notice for your fledgling TV series, celebs!
Here are pics and screen caps of videos posted in the past week as Amell and wife Cassandra Jean celebrated Canada Day and the Fourth of July, and as Amell began the first day of “Arrow” season 2 boot camp:
Also, Amell’s Facebook post from Friday promises many such goodies to come:
“Facebook Friends have surpassed Twitter. I did NOT see this coming a year ago when we started ramping up production for Season 1.
Many thanks, Facebook. There are exceptional things in store for the page.”
The bolding is mine, not Stephen’s, but did you really expect me to be able to control myself?
If you can’t wait either, it’s time to get social with Stephen:
Kudos to Team “Arrow” for giving the people what they want: more of star Stephen Amell’s stunning abs! And if they just happen to be on full display in the season finale of the freshman CW series, thanks to a set of chains? All the better! [Insert well-"Hung" joke here.] And all the easier for the public to picture the sexy Canadian as a potential Christian Grey in the upcoming “50 Shades of Grey” movie. Check out more of Amell’s abs here:
The “Arrow” season finale airs Wednesday at 8pm ET on the CW.
In case you forgot, Stephen Amell’s abs are here again to remind you to watch his CW series “Arrow,” airing on Wednesdays at 8pm ET. See more of Stephen from the March 29 issue of Entertainment Weekly at Boy Culture!