Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Welcome to My Top 5, James Marsden!!

You guys all know about my celebrity crushes. You've heard me gush and go ga-ga over many a male star. I'm a sucker for the pretty boys, for the bad boys, for the hot-as-hell boys. I'll never forget Sara's concern for my real-life relationships (or lack thereof), after we saw "Superman" and I fell in love with Brandon Routh. Sara wondered how any "normal" boys would ever match up now that I'd be comparing them to Superman.

One day last week, I decided to sit down and compile a list of my Top 5. The 5 stars I would want to be with, marry, spend the rest of my life with. If I had my choice, of course. Tricky little activity for me, considering all of the hot superstars I've drooled over over the years. Truth is, when examining my collection of movies, both VHS and DVD's, there's pretty much a hot guy that I was obsessed with in every one of them. The little-know movie "Circle of Friends"? Pretty boring, but I bought it during my Chris O'Donnell crush. "Inventing the Abbotts"? Not a bad one, but I only purchased it because of Joaquin Phoenix. The teen thriller flick "Fear"? Fairly lame when I watch it now, but I had to buy it during my Mark Wahlberg phase.

The examples go on and on, from accumulating movies starring Matthew McConaughey and Tom Cruise to scrounging around to find out what films have included Channing Tatum or Josh Hartnett in them.

I started out my Top 5 by eliminating Wade Redden. Yes, that's right. I eliminated him. But only because he's my Supreme #1...He would top any list of hot men that I decided to compile, so in order to free up that spot, I chose to make this list only for movie & TV stars. Then I sat there and wrote down every name of every guy that I've ever thought was attractive in any slight sense of the word. Survivor star Colby Donaldson, MuchMusic alum & host of "The Hour" George Strompalompoalous (no idea...), John Stamos in his "Full House"/Uncle Jesse glory days, even Scott Baio, because as Chachi from "Happy Days", he was my first love.

Before I knew it, I had a full sheet of loose leaf jammed with names of stars, some big names, some rather obscure, some old dogs, some still very young and green - and I couldn't even come close to narrowing it down to 5. Or 10. Or 20. I just loved them all too much.

But then, on Friday night, I went to see the premiere of the new romantic comedy, "27 Dresses". Instantly, one name that was on my list went from sorta hot to Top 5 quality...

Welcome aboard, James Marsden!!

In "27 Dresses", he plays Kevin Doyle, a wedding columnist, who bumps into Jane (played by Katherine Heigl of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Knocked Up" fame), one of those "always a bridesmaid, never a bride"-type girls. She's in love with her boss, George, but he ends up engaged to her sister, Tess. Meanwhile, Kevin's chasing her around, just trying to make her fall for him.

Let me tell you this - it wouldn't have taken me as long to succumb to his charms as it did Jane. Forget for one minute that the boy is completely drool-worthy, with his sexy dark hair (just a teeny bit shaggy), and his ice-blue eyes, and his tanned and perfect face, and his full, kissable lips. Just forget all that.

He's funny. He's charming. He's clever. He's amazing.

Now, I know what you're all saying - that's just his character, right? Sure, Kevin might have written his name & phone number on every Saturday of Jane's day planner before returning it to her, or sent her flowers, or danced on a bar with her to "Benny & the Jets". But James Marsden probably wouldn't have. He's an actor who played a cute guy that sucked me right in to thinking he was the perfect guy.

Well, turns out, James might be even better than his character in "27 Dresses". Because in the February issues of Glamour magazine, there's a photo that his wife, Lisa, took of him playing in their backyard with their children, Jack, age 7, and Mary, age 2. In the photo, he's sitting on the ground with a huge smile on his face, while Mary's standing in front of him with a huge make-up brush, about to doll up her dad, while Jack's behind him, putting grass in his hair.

And that, my friends, is when I fell in love with James Marsden. The hottest thing about him? He's a great dad. And isn't that what most of us girls are all looking for at the end of the day? A hot guy who's sweet and wonderful and loves kids. That's what catapaulted him into my Top 5.

And Sara might be right. Now that James Marsden is my "Mr. Perfect", the ordinary boys around here don't really stand a chance...

Oh, and for the record, I've tried to draft a quick list, just for the Blog. It may change at the drop of a hat, or the second I think of someone else, but here, in no particular order, are my Top5:

1. James Marsden (for all the reasons mentioned above)
2. Matthew McConaughey (not really liking his new long hair, but otherwise, he's sexy as hell)
3. Josh Hartnett (smoldering & mysterious...and hot)
4. Justin Chambers (my fave doc on Grey's, in real life he's married with 5 kids... *sigh*)
5. Ryan Gosling (I just watched "The Notebook" yesterday, and his Noah-ness is fresh in my mind)


priscilla said...

You fell in love with James Marsden at my house? Or did you see that picture before? Matthew McConaughey used to be hot, but now he's all weird and stuff lately. He's kind of a doofus or however you spell that word! Watch Coronation Street yet? Maybe you'd fall in love with a bloke from that show?!

Sharon said...

Yeah like Jamie... lol

Jill, loved the blog, but I have to agree with PK that Matthew McConaughey is a doofus. I don't like him, ever since he cameo'd in an episode of SATC,that's what ruined it for me.

Being at 27 Dresses on Friday, you may have seen the same previews I saw... one in particular included Hayden Christensen... who is hot hot hot and is driving me to go and see that new action movie he's in.

There was another one too... and I can't seem to think of it now.

Jill said...

Yep, PK, I fell in love with James Marsden at your house. Could you not tell? I gazed at that picture in the magazine for a long time...lol!

Sharon, I saw that preview, and while I do enjoy Hayden Christensen ("Life as a House") - didn't look like my kind of movie. But ya never know - I've watched all kinds of weird movies just for the boys! haha!!

The preview I saw that night that really had my tongue hanging out was a war movie starring Ryan Phillippe and Channing Tatum. Can't remember what it was called, and again, not really my kind of movie, but the boys were HOT!!

Still haven't made it through a whole episode of Coronation Street, just can't get into it!! Sorry guys!! lol

Oh and I'm about to add a pic of James to the Blog - can't find one that I really like, but he's pretty sexy in this one! hee hee!!

priscilla said...

I'm not a fan of Jamie, it's his hair or something. Maybe Liam??

lolly said...

K, jilly.....
i realize this is YOUR list, and I have to respect that.......however..... where's Gerry!!!!
Mr. Butler is the whole package......and single to boot!! And he has a sexy voice that can make you swoon. Perhaps you're not into swooning!!
anywhooooo.....just wanted to put my 2 cents!!
later (literally),

Sharon said...

YES THAT'S the other one with Ryan Philippe!!!!! Yes it did look QUITE interesting... about how they just got back from fighting and they were being sent back.

YES now I remember. I noticed, his face was fuller than it was in his cruel intention days.

Yeah Coronation Street is a little hard to follow these days. I have missed quite a few key shows... such as the one where Casha (the polish girl) dies in the factory. PK did you see what happened with that. I just tuned in and saw she died and I was freaking out because I had missed so much. Wayne was laughing at me.

Jill said...

Definitely into swooning, Lolly! HAHA!!

I had Gerard Butler on the list, but then I couldn't choose between him & Jeffrey Dean Morgan (loved 'em both sooooo much...) - so I left them both off. But I could easily substitute them for Matthew McConaughey & Ryan Gosling. See, this is why I can't do a Top 5!! ;)

Sharon said...

PK Liam is a total... psycho! Him and his brother too.

Jill said...

Yep, Ryan looked pretty hot in that preview. Kristen & Lindsay were trying to sway me away from it, considering his co-star Abby Cornish is allegedly the girl he cheated on Reese with, ending their marriage, but meh...it's Hollywood. Reese has moved on (hello, Jake Gyllenhal!!)...If Ryan cheated, that sucks, but doesn't mean I can't still want to see his movies & find him hot, right?! :)

Sharon said...

Right. I still find him hot.

priscilla said...

I didn't see the one where Casha dies, but she did fall down the stairs and landed on her head. Apparently she was on the night crew and only had one hour sleep or something. Carla didn't have insurance for her night people, so they lied and used her card to punch in at 8 o'clock to pretend she was on the day shift. Then they called the police. But the other day workers are suspicious about it, so that's why Sally and Haley are trying to get some info. They tried talking to the other polish woman, and she does know something, but she wouldn't talk about it. And Liam may be psycho, but he is one of the better looking guys on the show, compared to say Kirk and guys like that.

Sharon said...

Yeah and Les... lol

OH you know who's hot... Adam Barlow.

priscilla said...

Who is he? The guy that left with Peter?

Kathleen said...

I have to agree with everyone that Matthew M. is a total dufus and I only ever liked one of his movies, Lone Star, and he was hardly in it.
I liked Marsden in the X-men movies but he was totally overshadowed by hunky Hugh Jackman. Plus he's a little too pretty for my liking.
Nice to see Ryan Gosling there. I love him, and he's probably the best young actor out there today. A couple of movies you should check him out in are The Believer, where he plays a Jewish Neo-Nazi and Half Nelson where he's a crack addicted school teacher. Definitely not feel good movies but he's amazing in both, especially Half Nelson. He can convey so much through just his eyes. yup.

Cora said...

You write very well.