If you’re even the most lax consumer of entertainment, odds are you’ve seen Mahershala Ali's flawlessness on your big or small screen at least once. His gorgeousness, charisma, insane talents, and love of fashion is more than enough to make this now two-time SAG Award winner this week's #MCM. He’s been mine for more since his breakout role in USA's The 4400 (2004-2007).
Trend alert: Kindness is the new sexy.
Don’t believe me? This Monday's Man Crush will prove it in spades. When he’s not executive producing and starring in his own TV show, Ballers, filming or promoting his latest summer blockbusters like the Baywatch re-boot or Central Intelligence with Kevin Hart, or kicking ass in the WWE ring, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson still manages to be totally crushable.
Last week, a new and fantastic trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier just about obliterated the internet. Between Captain America’s angsty voiceover, T’Challa/Black Panther in all of his big cat glory, and Bucky Barnes’ remorseless attempt to shoot Tony Stark in the face (!!!), I’ve all but memorized every frame. The trailer draws battlelines between Team Cap and Team Iron Man. Which side am I on? The hottest one, of course!
A good crush is tall, dark and handsome. A great crush is three and is also heroic with a fabulous mane and seems to be made of sunshine, sparkles and puppy-esque exuberance. When actor Jared Padalecki is not saving people as the soulful demon-hunter and apocalypse-thrwarter Sam Winchester on The CW’s “Supernatural,” he’s also working to de-stigmatize mental illness and raise money for worthy charities with his Always Keep Fighting campaign—a movement he started after revealing his own battle with depression.
"It's stuff that I have dealt with and I'm still dealing with so it means so much to me. I hope the fans feel support from me the way I feel support from them. I love them all very much…Fight for each other. Love each other. Always keep fighting," Padalecki has said.
Bravery is the new sexy, am I right?
You can buy Always Keep Fighting merch through November 17, ensuring that they will arrive in time for the holidays. All proceeds go to a PACK Fund benefiting various charities. In the past, Padalecki has championed To Write Love On Her Arms, which helps people fighting depression. Shirts are available here.
For more Padalecki perfection, tune into “Supernatural” on Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW.
P.S. Did I also mention he can do this with a 500-pound tire?
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Consider Justin Timberlake’s legendary status official.
The nine-time Grammy winner, four-time Emmy winner was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall Of Fame this weekend, People.com reports. After being introduced by BFF Jimmy Fallon, Timberlake took the stage to give an emotional speech in which thanked his family and wife Jessica Biel for their “sacrifices.” “This is the f-----g coolest thing that has ever happened to me,” he said.
The charismatic and normally composed Timberlake said was noticeably choked up. “I'm truly honored, to merely stand on the shoulders of all these legends I grew up listening to, and I grew up admiring, to say that I stand alongside them now,” JT said.
The Tennessee Kid, who is just 34, began his career on Disney’s “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” along with future NSYNC bandmate, JC Chasez, Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears (his one-time girlfriend) and Christina Aguilera (whom he toured with in 2003).
In 1994, Justin became the youngest member of boyband *NSYNC, who eventually moved on to became “The Biggest Band In The World,” according to RollingStone magazine. *NSYNC still holds the record for most albums sold in a single week—an astounding 2.4 million copies—for 2000’s “No Strings Attached.”
Timberlake and his bandmates parted ways began the longest “hiatus” ever in 2002, and launched his solo career with the critically acclaimed “Justified" and the 2006 follow-up,
“FutureSex/LoveSounds." Timberlake’s latest LP, 2013’s two-part “The 20/20 Experience” (read my reviews here: 20/20 Part 1; 20/20 Part 2) is arguably Timberlake’s most ambitious and best work yet, spawning a massive 100+ date world tour and an upcoming concert movie.
Here are some of the best performances in Timberlake’s stellar career.
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If there was ever a man befitting of the honor of Small Screen Girl’s first Man Crush Monday feature, it is television and movie star, Matt Bomer. He currently stars on “American Horror Story: Hotel” as a blood-lovin’ vampire beside the mother monster, Lady Gaga. And let’s just say his new job displays Bomer’s spectacular assets.
I fell in love with Bomer during his breakout role was as a charismatic art thief-turned-FBI informant on USA’s “White Collar,” which ended last year after six seasons. It gave Bomer a platform to scam, cheat, angst and steal the hearts of fans everywhere all in the name of justice.
Bomer--husband to Simon Hall and father of three--parlayed that fame to guest starring roles on “Glee,” smaller parts in bigger films like 2011’s “In Time,” and 2011’s stripperific drama, “Magic Mike.”
But don’t let that ridiculously symmetrical face, piercing blue eyes and chiseled abs fool you, Bomer has serious chops. He earned a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination for his heartbreakingly candid turn as an AIDS patient in HBO’s “The Normal Heart”—a role that demanded he lose an alarming amount of weight.
He turned 38 yesterday, so I say we take a moment to celebrate the beauty that is Matt Bomer. Oh, yeah and have some cake.
You can see Bomer every Wednesday on “American Horror Story: Hotel” on FX. “Magic Mike XXL” is currently out on DVD.
Who's your Man Crush this Monday?
Photo Credits: tumblr.com; FX.com; details.com