Bradford had this to say about the shoot:
Jessie and I had been talking about shooting a calendar for a while now, so when the perfect opportunity presented itself, we jumped right in! 90% of the calendar was shot in one day, between my studio in downtown LA and a super slick house in the Hollywood Hills. It was a race for time, but we managed to get everything shot before sunset. More images that you won't see in the calendar coming soon!
Thanks, Bradford... we can't wait!
We don't have the stores in Washington State, but their recent Christmas commercials seem to have had folks talking nationwide - mostly wondering "Who is that sexy S. Claus?" Well, eagle-eyed Hunk du Jour readers might be able to shake off their eggnog haze long enough to recognize him as Chad Pinther!
I've featured Chad before, of course, but even I couldn't figure out where I recognized him from. Luckily a well-placed inquiry was forwarded directly to the man himself, and his charming wife Heather (a HDJ fan herself) gave us the green light to ID him.
The commercial, titled "Santa's Secret" was created by the firm Concentrated for Belk Department Stores as the finale to a trio of holiday spots. Big thanks to HDJ reader Evans for bringing the commercial (and mystery actor) to our attention!
Are your weekend plans up in the air? Perhaps you should go see George Clooney's latest flick, Up in the Air! Bad puns aside, I'm excited for the film... and am convinced George Clooney is only looking better each year.
Have a great weekend, hunk-lovers!
[ Up in the Air - Official Site ]
Viewers of Ugly Betty were treated to shirtless appearances by nearly the entire male cast on Friday -- including Aussie hunk Grant Bowler!
Check out Grant after the jump -- and the rest of the fellas at superherofan.net! (Including Eric Mabius, Michael Urie, Adam Rodriguez, and Daniel Eric Gold.)
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Brian J. Smith is one of the dreamy stars of the latest in the Stargate franchise, Stargate Universe. Check out the Hulu video interview with him after the jump for some personal insight.
Brian has appeared on stage and screen before, including the 2005 film Hate Crime where he played a gay man brutally beaten while walking his and his partner's pug. He will also appear in the latest Agatha Christie television film series Poirot. Murder on the Orient Express will air sometime in 2010.
In the meantime, we'll be content seeing him handle those big guns (Double entendre for the win!) on what will hopefully be another successful and long-running edition of the Stargate series.
I'm not usually a Lifetime movie fan... but have you seen the promos for the upcoming Kristin Chenoweth movie, 12 Men of Christmas? It's featuring some favorites of ours, including Josh Hopkins and Jessie Pavelka!
In the movie, Kristin is a marketing gal who has moved to Kalispell, MT and ends up helping the local Search & Rescue team do some fundraising... with a naked calendar! Here are some of the calendar pages she ended up with... Check out a little behind the scenes video after the jump.
Watch it Saturday, December 5th on Lifetime.
[ 12 Men of Christmas - Lifetime ]
Matthew Bondy plays a hustler in Made in Heaven, a comedy currently running in New York City that actor Ron Livingston calls "Hands down the best gay/straight Siamese twin comedy of 2009."
We've been given these photos of some of their hot stars, as well as some tickets to give away to the show! Nine winners will get tickets to see the show in New York. We can't afford to fly you there, but if you're going to be in NYC in the next month this is a great opportunity for you to see a hilarious show for free.
The cast includes Alex Anfanger, Matthew Bondy, Kevin Thomas Collins, and Maia Madison.
Full Disclosure: We received an unsolicited promotional item related to this entry, but only posted about it because we thought it was pretty awesome. Hunk du Jour has a disclosure policy.
New Moon fever is setting in, with it's impending premiere date looming closer. There's been a lot of talk around Robert Pattinson, of course... but let's take a moment to consider one of the other Cullens... Emmett!
Kellan Lutz is definitely worth the attention, as these shots from Singapore magazine August Man show us.
Here are two more photos of actor Boris Kodjoe, our Hunk of the Day! He is on the November 16th cover of Jet with his family, and will appear soon in Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Vanity Fair posted the first of four sets of outtakes from Twilight star Robert Pattinson's photo sessions with legendary photographer Bruce Weber. Pattinson will be appearing on the cover of their December 2009 issue.
Mark Salling showed us on a recent episode of Glee that he can hold his own amongst the cast, with an inspired version of Sweet Caroline on a recent episode (see the video after the jump!).
What you might not have known is that he covertly released his debut solo album under the pseudonym Jericho. Mark's official site has sample tracks and you can find the album, Smoke Signals available for purchase on his website (along with a signed photo!) or available on iTunes.
Did you catch Gerard Butler on SNL this weekend? Check out these four photos of the sexy Scot, and tell us what you thought about his appearance.
Our friend, photographer Sonny Tong sent over these photos of actors Michael Walker and Chris Salvatore, who appear in the movie Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat which is making the film festival rounds this month.
We're planning on attending the screening at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on October 17th, perhaps we'll get a chance to say hello to these boys in person!
Gavin Creel is my boyfriend and doesn't know it... besides the whole "sex on legs" thing, the man is absolutely energized and spreading the word about the October 11th National Equality March this weekend in Washington DC.
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Check out Big Brother 4 alumni Nathan Marlow!
Photographer Brad Walsh caught up with Will Wikle for a photo shoot amongst the Tiffany-blue walls of Will's apartment. We had a fantastic chat and interview with Will just last year -- though you may remember that amazing Rick Day photo of his tush more...
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A few photos of Timothy Olyphant to brighten your day -- enjoy! How would you like to be hunted along the beaches of Hawaii with him?? Picture yourself having A Perfect Getaway with him!
VGL Men, one of our favorite blogs out there, brings us some shots from UK fashion magazine AnOther Man featuring the brooding Robert Pattinson. The Twilight leading man dons a leather jacket and channels his inner Brando for photographer Hedi Slimane in the cover story, Nightwalking.
Check out VGL Men for a few more photos from the story.
Meet Alexander Skarsgard, who is bringing vampire chic to a whole new level. Look for him on True Blood from HBO.