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Your White Collar character charms his way into getting whatever he wants—you too?
“Not at all. He’s this suave, slick criminal, but he’s this real romantic at heart who’s looking for the love of his life. That’s the part of him that I relate to.”
Describe your first kiss.
“My first kiss was in the fourth grade with a girl named Darcy on the end of a diving board. We were on the swim team together.”
What’s your secret talent?
“I like to sing and leave songs on voicemail,” says the former Guiding Light star. “It comes from the heart.”
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On why playing an FBI agent is sexy
“You do walk a little differently, particularly if you’re carrying a real gun. When it’s on your hip, you lead differently; your hands go to different places.”
On the joys of singing off-set
“Music goes straight to the heart, and if you can make a woman feel something, they find it impressive.”
On the reaction to his being called sexy
“From my friends it’s a combination of pats on the back and smacks on the head.”
On his sexiest hobby
“It’s music. Playing, listening or writing. I’ve written a song for a girl before—you can probably guess who,” says the Gossip Girl actor, who’s dating his costar Blake Lively. “If I wasn’t an actor maybe I would be a musician, but I’d have to work a lot harder.”
On the sexy repercussions of fame
“Maybe I’m oblivious, but I haven’t noticed any difference,” says the Big Bang Theory star. “Once in a while, someone will say, ‘You’ll forever have ‘Emmy-nominated actor’ in front of your name. I’m like, oh yeah, that’s neat.”
On what makes his character sexy
“Not many people know this, but underneath my wardrobe I’m completely waxed,” says the star of NBC’s Community. “Wow. I feel like as soon as you say what makes you sexy, that makes you not sexy.”
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Were you shocked by how moved people were by Pam and Jim’s wedding on The Office?
“The key to that episode was the very end—when it dawns on you that Jim’s journey has been to get the girl and now he’s got her.”
Is Jim a sexier dude than John?
“I don’t know—that guy has got moves. But I think I can be a pretty romantic guy. I tend to be very spontaneous.”
Now that you’re engaged to Emily Blunt is there guilt attached to being a sexy man?
“I’ve felt guilt since I got it the first time—like I was holding someone else’s rightful spot.”
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MOST ROMANTIC GESTURE FOR WIFE MARIAH CAREY
“On our first anniversary, I saved every encouraging e-mail that I ever wrote and bound it into a book for her.”
“My sense of humor more than anything. I’ll do anything to make her laugh.”
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ADAM LAMBERT, 27
“I love people with good energy. It’s even better when you can hook up with one of them.”
SCOTT WOLF, 41
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“I’m always trying to be as romantic as possible,” says the married dad and star of ABC’s V.
MICAH SLOAT, 28
“Being terrified is the closest thing to sex in a movie,” says the Paranormal Activity star.
RUSSELL BRAND, 34
“Humor will get you so far,” says the Brit. “But style ultimately gets the indentation in the sheets.”
NICK ZANO, 31
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“I feel sexiest after a long day, post-shower, when it’s way too hot.”
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LL COOL J
& CHRIS O’DONNELL
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You’ve both been married a long time. How do you keep your relationships strong?
LL: “Me knowing how to apologize and my wife having a black belt in shopping.”
CO: “I’m lucky to have a good woman as my partner, for sure. And on the set, I’m lucky to have him as my partner.”
LL: “But I’m not a good woman …”
Who has crazier fans?
CO: “He does, for sure. When we drive around in that car from the show, they know it’s LL Cool J and they go nuts for it.”
LL: “Chris gets a lot of ‘Oh I love you.'”
You both have lots of kids too, so you must have a lot to bond over.
LL: “I’ll give you a story. After 23 hours of work, I get home and I have to help with a project on geography and do a map of California and the coastal range. My eyeballs were hanging to here.”
CO: “Needless to say, we can relate to each other right now.”
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What do you find sexy in women?
“I like off-the-wall girls with odd senses of humor.”
Do you get a sexy wardrobe in the Footloose remake?
“Of course! We’re going for really tight pants and cut-off sweatshirts. No, it’s more of an update, thank God.”
“I get weird ones like, ‘You have nice fingernails.’ Oh, and ‘We love when your hair’s clean. So, wash your hair.'”
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The hopeless romantic
“Not a day goes by that I don’t look at my wife, Cindy, as though it were the first time I laid eyes on her,” says the Bold and the Beautiful star. “As a result, not a day goes by that I’m able to keep my hands off of her. And that’s always good for a relationship.”
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The humble poet
“I make my music for women to feel special,” says the Toronto native of his summer jam, Best I Ever Had. “I don’t consider myself a heartthrob. I am not the guy who takes his shirt off at every show. I am not ripped and chiseled.”
On unwinding off the set
“I love to run with my dog and go hiking,” says the star of NBC’s Heroes. “I love a glass of red wine; I won’t say no to it usually. I like an Italian, red, full-bodied situation. I’m not a connoisseur or anything but I can tell the difference.”