In honor of Arrow‘s first season concluding this week, I thought I’d pit two of the show’s male stars against each other in our latest Who’d You Rather poll. Given that Colton Haynes will most likely be Stephen Amell’s sidekick next season, it was only appropriate to pit this Batman and Robin-type relationship against each other.
First up is Stephen Amell. This Canadian actor just oozes man. The 32-year-old actor guest starred on numerous shows including Queer as Folk, The Vampire Diaries, 90210 and New Girl to name a few. My favorite was his role on Showtime’s Hung where he played a male prostitute. Lots of gratuitous shirtless scenes. But by far, his biggest role to date is playing Oliver Green on Arrow. The pilot gave the network its highest ratings in years. Those titillating promo posters certainly did the trick. Amell is a recent newlywed, marrying former ANTM alum Cassandra Whitehead.
Next up is 24-year-old Colton Haynes. Haynes started out his career by modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren and JC Penney. Prior to landing his role as Roy Harper on The CW show, Colton played a werewolf twice on ABC’s The Gates and MTV’s Teen Wolf. He’s also appeared in a couple of episodes of The Hills, music videos for Leona Lewis and My Chemical Romance. Check out photos of Colton and Stephen below and cast your vote on Who’d You Rather.
Before playing Starling City’s most-wanted vigilante on The CW’s Arrow, Stephen Amell rocked that hot body of his on HBO’s Hung. There, the 31-year-old portrayed Jason- a younger male prostitute in competition with Thomas Jane’s hooker character. I know who I’d pick. I’m sure you’d be tempted as well to lay down some serious cash for one magical night with Stephen ;)
Obviously, the role required Amell to film plenty of scenes shirtless and often times only sporting a cock sock or as he puts it a pouch. In fact, he told Jay Leno during an interview on The Tonight Show, he would’ve rather walked around naked than wearing the ridiculous pouch. Amen to that Stephen. I couldn’t agree with you more.
Sadly, the show was canceled after three seasons. Reportedly, the fourth season planned for Amell to have some man on man action. Damn you HBO. Watch the Arrow star’s interview with Leno below and just in case you never watched Hung, I’ve embedded a clip highlighting all his best *cough* shirtless *cough* scenes. Enjoy.
Can you picture Arrow with a Friends-type of intro? Imagine no more. Some enterprising individual spliced together scenes from The CW show with the theme song from the classic NBC sitcom. Truthfully, it kinda works. The Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You” is definitely appropriate given that Stephen Amell and his crew are always there for each other.
Before you watch it, I’m not even going to hype it up as the best thing ever. That said, for some reason I find it oddly fascinating and entertaining. It’s a shame the majority of shows today don’t create catch intros anymore. Instead, their logo pops up for a hot second before the next scene begins. Check out Arrow‘s fan-made intro below. You never know, maybe the network likes what it sees and will create something similar for Season 2. LOL.
Logo recently announced the nominees for their annual NewNowNext Awards. Now in its sixth year, this highly praised and always unpredictable telecast is one big party that grants the gay stamp of approval to pop culture icons and trendsetters as well as stars-on-the-rise and celebrates what’s hot in TV, music, film and fashion for 2013 and beyond.
If you haven’t watch the NewNowNext Awards, they’re a lot of fun. With irreverent and outrageous categories including “Hottest, Sexiest Ink,” “Host with the Most,” “That’s My Jam” and “TV You Betta Watch,” the ceremony is always fun to watch. My personal favorite is the “Cause You’re Hot” award. All of the nominees are definitely worthy of the win. I covered the red carpet and ceremony a couple of years ago and think its time to check them out again. Especially given the caliber of the nominees. I love star gazing.
Winners will be revealed Monday, April 15th at 10/9C, during the 90-minute Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013 telecast. The special will be taped in front of a live audience of today’s hottest emerging and seasoned artists at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA on April 13th. Performers, presenters and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Check out all the nominees below.
Well, that didn’t take long? After only appearing in a few episodes, Colton Haynes is receiving a promotion. Whatever he’s doing on set has certainly impressed the powers-that-be at The CW. Congratulations to him (and to me). This just increases my chances of bumping into him since Arrow films in Vancouver. I’ve been a fan of his since he starred in ABC’s short-lived vampire show, The Gates.
Haynes first appeared as Roy Harper in the episode “Dodger.” The 24-year-old actor will be a series regular for the second season of Arrow. He’s the latest to get upgraded on the CW show. Emily Bett Rickards who plays the fabulous Felicity Smoak also moved up from recurring character to full-fledged cast member recently.
You’d think scoring a regular gig after leaving MTV’s Teen Wolf would make him happy. Rather, he’s worried about one aspect about his promotion. He jokingly told US Weekly the following.
“I’m excited to be joining the Arrow team but not excited to be training in the gym to keep up with Stephen [Amell]” – Colton Haynes
I don’t blame him. That Stephen Amell is sex on wheels. The guy is the very definition of cut. I’ve seen him a handful of times and trust me… what you see on television is the real thing. No special effects. With Colton staying put in YVR, hopefully he’ll follow Amell to the gym. Would love to see him working on his fitness. Don’t worry, I’m not a stalker. I admire from afar as I’m benching 10lbs with my trainer ;) LOL. If you’re not familiar with the hotness that is Colton Haynes, check out a few photos below.
Arguably, The CW has some of the hottest guys on network television. Hell, that’s why I tune in most of the time ;) Without a doubt, Stephen Amell from Arrow is at the top of that list. With his chiseled body and handsome face, this man just oozes sex appeal. Between you and me, the Oliver McQueen actor is as stunning in person. I often bump into him at the gym. Sufficed to say, I always try to get the treadmill with the best view.
As the old saying goes, it takes one to know one. The 31-year-old was put through a test from the folks over at TV Guide. His task was to identify which ripped set of abs belonged to a CW stud. Not surprisingly, dude earned a perfect score. Someone’s apparently been studying his fellow network colleagues’ assets. Watch the video below. After that, check out how I ranked the five guys. It’s pretty obvious who my No. 1 pick is. Be sure to comment on whether you agree or disagree with my rankings.
If you’re an avid Nielsen Ratings follower, The CW’s decision to renew these three shows shouldn’t be shocking. The only thing remotely surprising is that the network did it this early. The upfronts where networks reveal their 2013-14 schedules are still a few months away. That said, the news is always nice to hear especially to fans and the cast and crew of each show. Another year of regular pay cheques is always a good thing.
There’s no denying Arrow is the season’s breakout hit on The CW if not on all the broadcast networks. It arrived with a bang with 4.3 million viewers and consistently brings in viewers weekly. It’s the network’s most-watched show. Meanwhile, The Vampire Diaries is tops when it comes to the target demographic of adults and women between the ages of 18-34. The supernatural series will return for a fifth season.
It’s no secret I’m obsessed with Arrow and it’s lead actor, Stephen Amell. Even before the CW premiered the superhero drama, I was smitten with Amell after seeing him as a male prostitute on Showtime’s Hung. Check out my Man Crush post I dedicated to the 31-year-old Canadian actor. Not that any of us mere gay mortals had a shot, but Stephen is officially off the market. Let the collective mourning begin.
On Arrow, Amell is quite proficient with a bow and arrow, but it appears he was victim to Cupid’s aim this time around. In a romantic sunset ceremony in the Caribbean, he wed a former contestant of America’s Next Top Model. I wonder if they met at some sort of CW mixer. Anyhoo, their wedding was officiated by a close friend on Christmas Day. This is the first marriage for both. After their nuptials, the happy couple jetted off to St. Bart’s to ring in the New Year. Find out who the lucky lady is below.