ON FOX’S FRINGE
From Pacey to the Paranormal
What’s changed since he was a Dawson’s Creek pinup? “I’m not nearly as embarrassed being called attractive at 30. At 18, you’re tall, gawky, bad haircut. Somebody tells you you’re a heartthrob and you feel like a fraud. At 30, I’m happy, I’m in love,” says Jackson, who dates actress Diane Kruger. “I can take it all with a grain of salt.”
NEW ALBUM THE BLOCK
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
From Kids to Men (Who Can Still Make Their Fans Squeal)
NOW THAT YOU’RE OLDER, WHAT’S YOUR SEXIEST TRAIT?
JOEY (35, married): “My sense of humor. I like to joke around.”
DANNY (39, single): “This time around, women think my break dancing is sexy.”
JORDAN (38, married): “My wife says I have a great smile.”
JONATHAN (40, single): “My eyes. They’re hazel, a cool color.”
DONNIE (39, single): “I got the best booty. I’m not lying. It’s a gift.”
SOLO CD: LEARN TO LIVE
From Blowfish to Country Boy
With hits like “Let Her Cry,” his band topped ’90s pop charts. Now the married father, 42, is solo—and the third African-American artist to hit No. 1 on the country singles chart.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
“When my wife came along, things changed: I used to wear the same pair of Levi’s every day.”
ARE YOU SEXIER TODAY?
“The only thing sexy about me might be my voice. I’m not that good-looking, but I sing.”
ON TNT’S RAISING THE BAR
From Pupil to Public Defender
The star once known as Zack has been married for 12 years, has two kids and plays an ace lawyer. “My legal education comes from watching Law & Order and NYPD Blue.”
WHAT’S THE SAME
Fans still love his hair—so much so that TNT created an online game about it. As for him, he says, “I’m a guy. I don’t get my hair cut unless I need to.”