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Man Crush: Colt Prattes

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!

Speaking for myself, when there’s turkey, stuffing, gravy and pumpkin pie in front of me, I definitely overindulge. I just have no will power when it comes to the holidays. Picking Colt Prattes as my Man Crush this week, I thought would motivate me to hit the gym. If you’ve seen him in Pink’s “Try” music video, you know dude has an amazing body. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving… I’d like to “stuff” his “turkey”. LOL. Whatever that means.

Prattes is a Broadway actor-dancer who’s appeared in such productions as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, West Side Story and Legally Blonde: The Musical to name a few. He’s also participated in the US national tour of A Chorus Line and appeared in Planet Hollywood’s Surf The Musical featuring songs from The Beach Boys. For this year’s annual Broadway Bares event, Colt was chosen as the coverboy for their ad campaign, posing as Prince Charming.

Given his size and muscular frame, it’s shocking how well and agile he moves. He literally is poetry in motion in that P!nk video. If you thought Colt was gifted with great genes… yes he was. LOL. That said, there’s a “before” picture I’ve added below which was taken prior to him taking up bodybuilding more seriously. Not that he’s obese or pudgy by any means, but he’s definitely more cut now. Check Colt out in all his glory below. Gobble, gobble.

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Man Crush: Val Chmerkovskiy

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!

On this week’s Dancing With The Stars, I thought for sure Kelly Monaco and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy were getting the boot. Thankfully for me, I have a few more Monday nights to lust after him. Before he joined the ABC dancing show, his older brother Maks was my crush. That was then and this is now. Who doesn’t like a newer and younger model? I love me some new car smell. His “leather” must feel good and his “stick shift” really easy to handle. LOL. So dirty.

Val (or Valentin as he likes to be called now) joined DWTS on Season 13. Prior to that, he was a decorated ballroom dancer, winning the US championships 14 times over his 15-year dance career. The 26-year-old owns a chain of dancing studios with Maks and Tony Dovolani.

When he’s not sweating it up on the dancefloor, Val is a budding musician. He plays the violin and fancies himself as a rapper. Yup, you read that right. Homeboy has a rap music video titled “White Boy Boogie” and does a good job shaking it. Check it out at the end of this post, after a whackload of pictures. Luckily for us, Val has no hangups showing off his body on Instagram. Get to know this week’s Man Crush below.

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Man Crush: Douglas Friedman

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!

For this week’s Man Crush, I decided to switch things up. Instead of drooling over a gorgeous man who’s typically posing for a photographer, I chose someone who’s usually behind the camera. Plus, Movember is around the corner and this sexy stud knows how to work his signature 70s styled mustache like no other. Meet New York native Douglas Friedman.

Fans of America’s Next Top Model might recognize Friedman from his appearances on Tyra Banks’ show. He’s appeared on the reality series to snap the wannabe models, most recently on Cycle 19′s trashy motel shoot. Before the 40-year-old began his career in photography, he worked as an assistant to director David Fincher on such films like Se7en, The Game and Fight Club.

Friedman began his photography career shooting stories for Wallpaper, Domino and Elle Decor magazines. Soon he segued to fashion photography and worked with Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair to name a few. Often times, he appears in front of his own camera and takes beautiful shots of himself. It’s not that hard, especially when the subject is as handsome as he is. In addition to his beefy good looks, I also love his fashion sense. Dude has great style. Check out a few photos of Douglas below.

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Man Crush: Robert Buckley

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!, TV Shows

Apologies for the day late Man Crush. I was in recovery mode yesterday thanks to an amazing time at the Topman Vancouver launch party last night. I’m so glad the British retailer has opened an even bigger space in The Bay here in our fair city. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Speaking of gorgeousness, let’s talk about Robert Buckley, the object of my online love this week. He sorta reminds me of a younger Scott Speedman, don’t you think?

I, like many viewers, fell in lust at first sight when he appeared on Lipstick Jungle (NBC’s poor man’s Sex and the City). He played Kim Raver’s character’s sexy boy toy. Instantly, the 31-year-old actor was typecast as the go-to cougar bait for other actresses, including Heather Locklear in Flirting With Forty. When Lipstick Jungle ended, he landed a regular role for the final three seasons of the CW’s One Tree Hill. Thanks to ABC, Robert is once again invading our living rooms on a weekly basis with his role on 666 Park Avenue. Sadly, I don’t think the show is going to last. I hope his agents are already working on his next gig.

Buckley was born in Claremont, California and attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned an Economics degree. Before he landed his first acting gig, Robert appeared on television as a contestant on The Price is Right. That taste of the limelight convinced him to end his career as an economic consultant and pursue acting on a full-time basis. And for that I am very thankful. Check out the hotness that is Robert Buckley below.

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Man Crush: Jay Ryan

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!, TV Shows

Two of the CW’s highly-anticipated new shows premiere this week. Since I’ve already chosen The Arrow’s Stephen Amell previously for my Man Crush feature, I thought I’d give the honor this week to Jay Ryan. He stars as the titular beast in Beauty and the Beast which premieres tonight on The CW. Even with special effects makeup to hide his good looks, Ryan is the furthest thing from beastly. That said, he can ravage me anytime he wants. GROWL.

Born Jay Bunyan, the 31-year-old actor was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He changed his last name to Ryan after receiving feedback while auditioning for roles in Los Angeles. Some felt Bunyan sounded to closely to bunion. LOL. Jay’s big break came when he landed a role on the popular Aussie soap, Neighbors. His other roles Down Under include Go Girls, Legend of the Seeker and Sea Patrol. The Kiwi’s big US debut occurred last year when he appeared on FOX’s short-lived Terra Nova. Here’s hoping his stint as the “beast” lasts longer. Check out the hotness that is Jay in several pictures below.

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Man Crush: Milo Ventimiglia

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!

I originally had another hottie in mind for this week’s Man Crush, but replaced him the second I saw stills from That’s My Boy which is available on DVD on October 16. Firstly, I had no idea Milo Ventimiglia appeared in the Adam Sandler summer bomb and secondly I was shocked to see how much he’s changed since his Gilmore Girls days. He’s almost unrecognizable (in a good way). Now 35-years-old, Milo is one hunky slab of sexy prime beef, complete with muscles and juicy bubble butt. SWOON. Must be that no cigarettes, no alcohol and vegetarian diet of his. It’s no surprise he was named PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian in 2009.

Before landing his career-making role as Jesse “Jess” Mariano on Gilmore Girls, Ventimiglia guest starred in several sitcoms including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Saved by the Bell: The New Class to name a few. He parlayed his four years as a teen heartthrob into playing a superhero on NBC’s Heroes. Milo’s film credits including playing Rocky’s son in 2006′s Rocky Balboa, Armored with Matt Damon and Gamer with Gerard Butler. Check out the series of photos of Milo over the years below. You’ll definitely appreciate the more recent ones.

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Man Crush: Scott Speedman

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!

Not going to lie, but I’ve been crushin’ hard on Scott Speedman for years now. Ever since I laid my eyes on him on Felicity, I was in love. I don’t blame Keri Russell for following stalking him cross country and for dating him in real life. Since the 37-year-old actor’s new show Last Resort premiered this week, I thought it was a perfect time to highlight this stud for my Man Crush feature. If you didn’t catch the pilot episode, make sure you give the show a try. The show producer has promised viewers that several shirtless scenes of Scott are coming. Better make some room on your DVR/PVR.

Speedman was born in London, England in 1975. At age four, his family moved to Toronto. You’d be surprised to know he was a competitive swimmer during his youth and even placed ninth at the 1992 Canadian Olympic trials. Unfortunately, a neck injured ended his athletic career. He soon shifted gears and studied acting at the University of Toronto and York University.

Arguably, Felicity was his big break. The show’s success elevated Speedman’s career instantly and soon he was landing film roles with Gywneth Paltrow and Kate Beckinsale in Duets and Underworld respectively. The latter proved a lucrative career move as he appeared in a few Underworld sequels. Most recently he appeared with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams in The Vow. I’m beyond ecstatic that Scott is now available on a weekly basis once again. Thank you ABC and I look forward to those promised shirtless scenes and a sneak peek at his “submarine” in the DVD extras ;)

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Man Crush: Dean Geyer

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!, TV Shows

With all the times we’ve written about Dean Geyer on Homorazzi, you’d think he would’ve made the cut for my Man Crush feature before. Surprisingly, that’s never happened. What was I thinking? Given that Glee airs its fourth season premiere tonight, I thought it was time I stop skirting the issue and declare my online love SLASH lust for Geyer this week. Welcome Dean, you’re about to be crush’d.

Geyer was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and later moved to Melbourne, Australia. He gained notoriety down under during his run on the fourth series of Australian Idol, where he eventually placed third. He parlayed his popularity on the talent show to a recording contract. After a lukewarm response to his debut album, the 26-year-old ventured into the world of acting. He landed a role on the popular Aussie soap, Neighbours.

Last year, Geyer made a splash in North American waters by making his film debut in the action film, Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown and starring in Steven Spielberg’s ill-fated FOX series, Terra Nova. The network execs must’ve loved him since he’s appearing in another FOX show. I’m sure his appearance on Glee as Brody Weston will elevate his rising star even more and earn him legions of new fans. I know it worked for me. Check out several hot pictures of this Aussie bloke below.

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