Hot Men, Movies

A Feast For The Eyes: Hot Men Throughout The Ages – Movie Stars

Throughout the years, hot men in Hollywood have come and gone. Some were award-winning actors who lived well into old age, others’ lives were cut tragically short. As my sister would gladly point out, all the men on this list are in coffins. The hottest movie stars who are still alive, well that’s a list for another day – stay tuned. But really, does it matter that all the men on this list are dead? They are alive and well on cellulite, where their hotness can be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come. So, join me in celebrating the 10 hottest male movie stars of the past 100 years in A Feast For The Eyes: Hot Men Throughout The Ages – Movie Stars.

10. Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926)

Mr. Judd Has Such Wonderful Muscles: Rudolph Valentino in The Young Rajah (1922).

Arguably the first Hollywood sex symbol, Rudolph Valentino was an Italian actor during the silent film era of the 1920s.  His biggest films were The Sheik, The Young Rajah, Blood And Sand and The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse. When he died prematurely, at the age of 31, an estimated 100,000 people lined the streets for his Manhattan funeral.

Ultimate Hotness Level: As a Latin lover in The Sheik (1921).

9. James Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

You’re Tearing Me Apart!: James Dean In Rebel Without A Cause (1955). Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

James Dean’s star power was short but sizzling hot. He skyrocketed to fame in the early 1950s, when he appeared in Rebel Without A Cause. He was the ultimate bad boy and became a cultural icon because of it. Dean’s bad boy persona was tragically proven true when he died in a car crash in 1955 at the age of 24.

Ultimate Hotness Level: Wearing his red jacket and puffing on a cigarette in Rebel Without a Cause.

8. Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973)

Enter The Dragon: Bruce Lee  Photo Credit: Concord/Warner Bros/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

In the early 1980s, my first boyfriend was obsessed with Bruce Lee movies. To me, they were mindless flicks with terrible plots. But I sat through them without argument, because a shirtless Bruce Lee kicking ass was damn fine to watch. Lee was an actor, director and martial artist who died tragically at the young age of 33.

Ultimate Hotness Level: I don’t remember the titles, or plotlines, to any of his movies, so I guess I’ll go with just about any film he was in.

7. Paul Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008)

A Feast For The Eyes: Hot Men Throughout The Ages - Movie Stars
I Thought It Was A Nice Round Number: Paul Newman, sans shirt – you’re welcome.

Paul Newman had the most beautiful bright blue eyes of just about any actor who’s ever graced the silver screen. He also had a need for speed and was an accomplished race car driver. Another fact that made Newman very hot was his off-screen philanthropy and his 50-year marriage to his wife, actress Joanne Woodward.

Ultimate Hotness Level: Sprawling around in an open shirt in the 1967 flick, Cool Hand Luke.

6. Heath Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008)

A Feast For The Eyes: Hot Men Throughout The Ages - Movie Stars
It’s Not In Me To Withdraw: Heath Ledger in A Knight’s Tale (2001). Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

There’s no denying it – Heath Ledger was hot. He had curly blonde hair, big eyes and a rugged jawline.  The late Australian actor rose to fame as the ultimate Hollywood heartthrob in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Unfortunately, he died at only 28 years old after taking too many prescription pills.

Ultimate Hotness Level: As the sweet, penniless pauper, who was determined to become a knight, in A Knight’s Tale.

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A Feast For The Eyes – Canada’s Hottest Men

Oh Canada – the home to some of the world’s hottest men. In order to celebrate our glorious nation’s 152nd birthday, I thought I would honour seven of our country’s best-looking males. Please enjoy a feast for the eyes – Canada’s hottest men. Happy Canada Day everyone!

7. Justin Trudeau

A Feast For The Eyes – Canada’s Hottest Men
Our Home And Native Land: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. CTV News

I was going to reserve this list for actors, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one hell of an exception. He not only kicked Conservative MP Patrick Brazeau’s ass in a boxing match seven years ago, he also kicked Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ass out of office in 2015. Love him or hate him, you have to admit our Prime Minister is a hottie. The 47-year-old Trudeau was born in Ottawa, Ontario.

Ultimate Hotness Level: On the world stage, representing our great country.

6. The Weeknd

Starboy: The hotness of The Weeknd. Culture Kings

The Weeknd (Abel Makkonen Tesfaye), is another exception to my hot actor’s rule. The 29-year-old singer, songwriter and record producer is from Toronto, Ontario. This hottie, who became a diamond selling artist on June 28, has won nine Juno Awards, three Grammy Awards and eight Billboard Music Awards.

Ultimate Hotness Level: On a concert stage.

5. Nathan Fillion

Canada’s Hottest Rookie: That would be Nathan Fillion. ABC Television

The 48-year-old handsome actor, known for the TV series Firefly and Castle, recently landed another hit show, The Rookie, which has been renewed for a second season. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, there’s no doubt Fillion is one of the hottest Canadian men around.

Ultimate Hotness Level:  As Richard Castle in Castle. Continue reading “A Feast For The Eyes – Canada’s Hottest Men”

Hot Men

Hugh Jackman’s Fabulous One-Man Show

Hugh Jackman's Fabulous One-Man Show
The Man. The Music. The Show.: Hugh Jackman in Toronto last night. Photo by Asma Ansari

Hugh Jackman’s fabulous one-man show hit Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena last night and I was lucky enough to be there.  The 15,000 other Torontonians in attendance with me, on his only Canadian stop, loved his awesome singing and dance moves. And one lucky member of the audience even got to join him.

Stepping off the stage to greet the audience, Jackman told an elderly woman named Pauline that her cane matched his outfit. Next thing you knew, he helped her to her feet and she danced some soft shoe beside him, which delighted everyone.

After their adorable moment, Hugh gave Pauline a big hug and it seemed like she didn’t want to let go of him. Who could blame her!

Fans Loved Hugh Jackman’s Video, Dancing With Pauline

Jackman posted a video with Pauline on his Twitter account and fans loved it.

“I love that Wolverine can sing, dance, and hug old ladies. You sir, are a true gentleman.” Another agreed: “Aww Hugh you’re the greatest i love to see you interacting with the audience.”

Another fan, who was at the Toronto show, said: “One of the best performances I’ve seen in ages, amazing talent, the show was non stop, mind blowing. Canada loves you Hugh, the audience was in awe of your talent, only happy faces leaving your concert tonight.”

Jackman talked about how much he loves Toronto and also gave a shout out to Canada, a fellow Commonwealth country.

I was lucky enough to also attend Jackman’s one-man show at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto back in 2011. Although that show was fantastic, this one was even better. The production values and images that went along with it were top notch.

Hugh Jackman's Fabulous One-Man Show
My Hugh Haul: A beautiful program and t-shirt for a grand total of $60.

As with his previous show, this one also had non-stop singing and dancing. Jackman included tunes from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables, his Peter Allen tribute (The Boy From Oz) and even some old classics like Singing In The Rain and Mack The Knife. Also included were some close-ups of Jackman shaking his booty – much appreciated by all the women in attendance.

I also made off with some awesome loot – a beautiful black t-shirt and a gorgeous program.

If you have the chance to go see his show, and you really should, do it! He’s still got stops left on the North American leg of his tour including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and many other cities. After a short break, he’ll be bringing The Man. The Music. The Show to his homeland of Australia beginning August 2.

Health

Air Fresheners Are Nothing But Scented Poison

Air Fresheners Are The New Secondhand SmokeI am allergic to scents. I can’t wear perfume, I have to use unscented laundry detergent and fabric softener and I can immediately feel a sneeze coming on if I walk into a home filled with those god-awful fragrance plug-ins.

The worst of these scented products by far is Febreze. I’m sure you’ve seen the advertisements – we are inundated with them daily.  Spray it in the air with your young kids standing right beside you. Plug it into an outlet in every room of your house. Spray your teenage son’s entire room with it to “wash” the room, instead of making him clean it. Hell, if your car smells like french fries (god forbid) then plug one into your venting system.

Another insane ad I remember, from about 10 years ago, was for Lysol spray. The narrative was a kid taking his teddy bear with him everywhere, so therefore, who knows what kind of horrible bacteria it contained. When he got home, instead of his mother throwing it into the wash, she sprayed Lysol all over it. Then they showed him cuddling with it as he slept. I’m not a parent, but that ad freaked me out every time I saw it.

Air Fresheners Contain More Than 87 Poisonous Chemicals

But I digress. I truly believe that if it was up to Proctor And Gamble, every inch of your home would be covered by the more than 87 chemicals contained in their Febreze products.

As I sprayed Febreeze air freshener in my small bathroom one morning a few years ago, I noticed that as it fell through the air, I could actually see the particles in it. When it hit the floor, it left a sticky substance there. That’s when I stopped using it.

This got me thinking – what is this air freshener doing to my lungs?  Continue reading “Air Fresheners Are Nothing But Scented Poison”

Murdoch Mysteries Reviews

Murdoch Mysteries Review – Darkness Before The Dawn Part Two

Darkness Before The Dawn Part Two
Shared Responsibility: Julia and Watts bond over their guilty consciences.

When Darkness Before The Dawn Part One ended last week, William Murdoch had arrested Inspector Brackenreid’s son John for murder. It was also looking like the lad would be left paralyzed after an investigation gone wrong, initiated by Detective Watts. Also, Julia felt guilty that she hadn’t waited for a spinal surgeon and Miss Hart was up to no good.

Part Two begins as Julia (Hélène Joy) enters John’s (Charles Vandervaart) hospital room. He still can’t feel his legs or move his toes. Watts (Daniel Maslany) arrives and tells him he’s sorry for getting him mixed up in the Lucille Palmer mess.

Meanwhile, Miss Hart (Shanice Banton) has been appointed to the position of City Coroner. She meets Inspector McWorthy (Sean Bell) for a drink to celebrate. Continue reading “Murdoch Mysteries Review – Darkness Before The Dawn Part Two”

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Murdoch Mysteries Review – Darkness Before The Dawn Part One

Darkness Before The Dawn Part One
How Is Our Son? Julia has some unsettling news for Margaret and Thomas.

This week’s Murdoch Mysteries begins with a crazy series of events. Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is at a meeting where he is introduced as a candidate, but a candidate for what? Someone walks into the meeting and whispers in Murdoch’s ear and he takes off for Station House No. 4 on his bike. He races into the station to see Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) punching Detective Watts (Daniel Maslany) in the face in Darkness Before The Dawn Part One.

Julia (Hélène Joy) is at the University of Toronto’s School of Medicine running down a hallway to see John Brackenreid (Charles Vandervaart), who is lying on a gurney, bleeding profusely from his side. Continue reading “Murdoch Mysteries Review – Darkness Before The Dawn Part One”

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Murdoch Mysteries Review – Manual For Murder

Manual For Murder
What An Unpleasant Surprise: Murdoch and Brackenreid run into Ralph Fellows at a retirement party.

William (Yannick Bisson) and Julia (Hélène Joy) discover that someone is committing the murders detailed in their new book, chapter by chapter, in Manual For Murder.

The episode begins with another sparsely-attended book reading for William and Julia. William begins to read Solving Murders aloud and says each chapter reveals a different murder and how it was solved. He starts with the case of the electroplated works of art that began showing up around Toronto. Viewers will recall they were actually the bodies of young women from the season 9 episode Barenaked Ladies.

Constable Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch) interrupts him, to tell him he is needed at the Windsor House Hotel, as the owner believes she has discovered a body in the lobby. He and Julia apologize to those in attendance and leave.

They arrive and hotel detective Ralph Fellows (Colin Mochrie) shows them what he calls an electroplated body on a chair. “Just as in our book,” William says to Julia. “Have you read our book then?” she asks Fellows.

“It may astonish the two of you that the world doesn’t revolve around just you,” Fellows says. “The case was in the newspapers.”

William pierces the electroplate and finds blood. Continue reading “Murdoch Mysteries Review – Manual For Murder”

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Murdoch Mysteries Review – One Minute To Murder

One Minute To Murder
Dull Demonstration: Murdoch shows the process of fingerprinting to a less than enthusiastic audience.

When a man is electrocuted during a typing contest that includes George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) and Louise Cherry (Bea Santos), Murdoch believes the tenacious reporter was the planned target in One Minute To Murder.

Season 12, Episode 15 begins as contestants limber up their fingers for the demonstration of the Langston Electric Typewriter. Julia (Hélène Joy) and William (Yannick Bisson) are in attendance, to cheer George on. He doesn’t do so well though and ends up with a paltry score of 31 words per minute.

Miss Cherry looks at George before her turn and smugly says: “Watch how it’s done.” But her attempt is cut short when her right hand cramps up.

“My deepest regrets Miss Cherry,” George says, smirking.

The next contestant is lightning fast, but his attempt culminates in a spark coming from the typewriter. He collapses and Julia and William rush to the stage. She takes his pulse. “He’s dead William.” Continue reading “Murdoch Mysteries Review – One Minute To Murder”

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Murdoch Mysteries Review – Sins Of The Father

Sins Of The Father
Stop Right There: William seeks justice for his murdered father Harry.

Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) asks Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) to investigate the aftermath of a rooming house fire on the poor side of town in Sins of the Father.

George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) and William Murdoch arrive at the scene of the fire just as a body is being removed. They search it for clues and find a key and a metal cigarette case. Inside the case are cigarettes and a tinplate photo of a man and a boy.

“Oh my God,” Murdoch says, clearly shaken.

“You know these people? Crabtree asks.

“That’s me,” Murdoch replies. “This man is my father.” Continue reading “Murdoch Mysteries Review – Sins Of The Father”

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Murdoch Mysteries Review – Murdoch And The Undetectable Man

Murdoch and the detached man
Great Minds Think Alike: Julia and William have dinner with Nikola Tesla.

Murdoch enlists inventor Nikola Tesla to help investigate the murder of an inventor who was experimenting with invisibility, in Murdoch And The Undetectable Man. 

The episode begins with a man going into an arcade and paying to see a short film through a viewer. In the film, a man is covered with bandages and is holding up a sign that says “Now you see me”. The next time we see the man, he is dead and Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and Crabtree (Jonny Harris) are in a lab, standing over his body. They find a bloody fingermark on a metal shelf.

Tesla (Dmitry Chepovetsky) arrives and tells Murdoch he and Bosworth had corresponded with each other. Bosworth had been looking for advice because his investor was about to pull his money from his invention.

Bosworth had wanted to share his invention with Tesla, but when he arrived to meet with him, Bosworth was already dead and some of his equipment was missing. Murdoch asks what the dead inventor had been working on.

“Professor Bosworth was working on a device to render objects invisible,” Tesla says.

Season 12, episode 13 is Tesla’s return to Murdoch Mysteries, the real-life historical character was last on the show in The Tesla Effect in 2010. Continue reading “Murdoch Mysteries Review – Murdoch And The Undetectable Man”