Dancing With The Stars
With Hunk du Jour favorite Maksim Chmerkovskiy gone and Lance Bass' future currently in limbo, reader Lisa recommends us root for Cody Linley, who hits the ripe old age of 19 next month.
Updated: Fixed second picture, linked to Maksim archive @ HDJ
I call my interest in Mario Lopez a healthy facination. My partner Doug might say that it's more like a disturbing preoccupation. (He just doesn't understand the bond between Mario and me.)
While he's remained in the nation's view since he bared all in Nip/Tuck and shook what he showed in Dancing with the Stars, the latest news out of the Lopez camp is his current run in A Chorus Line on Broadway. He joins the show in the role of Zach, a director looking to cast some of the hopeful dancers while prodding them into introspection about the life of chorus dancers.
Die-hard A Chorus Line fans may be unsure of the changes to the show allowing Mario to have a bit more time onstage (Zach spends the majority of the show as a disembodied voice, watching the auditioners from his desk at the back of the theater), but we've seen in his Dancing with the Stars appearance that he'll be able to keep up with the rest of the performers in the cast.
Corrospondents Josh & Josh had the opportunity to interview Mario for episode two of Towleroad TV, which has just been posted at Towleroad. Mario talks about his gay fanbase, joining the show, his fitness book, and the fact that they didn't have to photoshop the cover!
[ Mario Lopez on A Chorus Line, His New Book, and Gay Fans - Towleroad]
[ Josh & Josh are Rich and Famous ]
[ Mario Lopez: Nip/Tuck Booty - Hunk du Jour ]
You can buy Cameron Mathison! Okay, well maybe it is more like renting him for a couple days... Starting January 10th, 2008 he will be auctioned off by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at broadwaycares.org. The winner will get to spend a few days with him in New York learning to dance with him for a performance at the ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Get out your credit cards, boys and girls... not only is it for a great cause, but you'll have an experience that will be impossible to match!
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS also puts on the very popular Broadway Bares events every year.
[ Source: 365gay.com / AP ]
Congratulations are in order for Apolo Anton Ohno, who won big through grueling training on Dancing with the Stars. Even more impressive? He did this while continuing to compete as a word-class speed skater.
NASCAR Drivers are kinda hot... like Carl Edwards here? Damn!
Today Beverly Hills 90210 heartthrob Ian Ziering goes on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote the new season of Dancing With The Stars.
Ian is still looking REALLY good, the Hunk du Jour posse wishes him luck this season on Dancing With The Stars! Thanks to Gary Green for tipping us off to Ian's appearance today.
For the final installment of Who We're Thankful For, I focus on some of the hunky actors that I have been particularly thankful for in 2006.
Jake Gyllenhaal : While Brokeback Mountain first hit the states in late 2005, Jake has been enjoying a steady stream of press and attention. Latest rumors have him hanging out a lot with Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey and possibly working on an Armstrong biopic. He also won an MTV Movie Award for best kiss in Brokeback Mountain.
Not suprisingly, Mario Lopez garnered the most votes on our Hunk of the Day page last month.
Fans of the US reality dancesport competition Dancing With The Stars, should be familiar with beautiful Maks. For the past two seasons he's been lighting the floor on fire with his incredible dancing, choreography, and gorgeous smile. A photograph does not do this guy justice. You know that annoying Shakira song "Hips Don't Lie"? Well it's the only thing I can think of when Maks is onscreen. As a rule, dancers in general are wonderful to look at because of their fluid body movements. But the way Maksim moves his hips is totally hypnotic and should be illegal. Or worshipped; I can't decide.
Three more photos and a video clip from Week 3 after the jump!
Video clip of Mario Lopez's performance on Week 1 of Dancing with the Stars... he took top honors this week!