#ManCrushMonday: Henry Cavill

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To mark the return of Man Crush Monday, I’ve picked a SUPER man to save the day!

As I’ve mentioned before, Superman is my absolute favourite superhero! I love all his incarnations, although I am especially fond of Tom Welling’s Smallville Clark Kent. And just like the rest of the world, I am eagerly anticipating the latest installment of the Man of Steel franchise, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. 

Current Superman and British heartthrob Henry Cavill is quite easily the sexiest, manliest Kal El we’ve had so far (sorry Dean Cain!). He’s just so ruggedly handsome and… furry. He’s definitely a welcome break from the clean cut, smooth and muscular goody-two -shoes we normally get from the DC hero, and Henry is to thank for that, seeing as he fought for his right to go all-natural!

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Mr. Cavill has starred in some great films and television series, long before becoming the Man of Steel on the big screen. With films such as Immortals and The Man From U.N.C.L.E, he’s more than proved his leading man status in Hollywood.

As he prepares for his role in the first Justice League film, Henry took to Instagram to share his strenuous (and shirtless) workout, almost breaking the internet in the process:

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Glad to see he is taking his fitness so seriously!

Fun Facts About Henry Cavill

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  • We may know him as Superman, but according to Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, she always envisioned him as the only actor who could pull off Edward Cullen (No one tell R-Patz!). But by the time production had started he was too old to play 17.
  • For a brief period in 2013, he dated nerd bait Kaley Cuoco (Penny from the Big Bang Theory). The two were papped together non-stop for two weeks before it all ended!
  • Unsurprisingly, Henry is a big fan of rugby and used to be a skilled player. Sadly, he had to give up the sport due to injuries.
  • 2013’s Man of Steel wasn’t his first attempt at wearing the red cape. He came very close to playing the part in the 2006 film Superman Returns, but the part eventually went to Brendan Routh.
  • Henry is really good with his tongue… He speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and Italian (get your minds out of the gutters people!).

And to bring to a close another sexy #ManCrushMonday, here’s a wet Henry to cool you down:

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Welcome to the Neighbourhood

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I’ve taken a little bit of a break from WordPress over the last couple of weeks. I was very busy with work and honestly wasn’t feeling very inspired.

This week I’ve started following some new blogs, and have just been quietly absorbing this lovely community, regaining my focus and admiring some wonderfully written works.

It’s made me evaluate what I want my blog to be about, and what I want to say. I think I’m going in the right direction, but I just need a little bit more discipline!

One of the things that I’ve enjoyed a lot and I think has been well received has been the Man Crush Monday. So this is something I’m going to continue to do frequently, and hopefully consistently!

Also, I like sharing personal experiences and advice. As one half of a gay couple I am always fascinated when I discover blogs with similar lifestyles and stories. Finding people who can share my aspirations, obstacles and milestones is always fun, and I hope to be more of a voice in that sense.

When I started, I had it in my mind that Pink Suburbia was going to be about my gay life in suburbia, and while it is still an ongoing theme, here I’m able to share my passions for film, television, entertainment, and most importantly, my husband.

With Pink Suburbia I’ve created a little online home for myself, on a gay-friendly street with the most fascinating neighbours. So if you’re reading this, it means I have another chance to welcome you to the neighbourhood! On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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#ManCrushMonday: Matt Bomer (Part Two)

MB3Oh Monday, how quickly you come back around! Following a week of very extensive journalistic research, I’ve come back to talk about the very talented, very delicious Matt Bomer.

Last week I mentioned how Mr. Bomer has been a star on the rise, but unfortunately, it hasn’t been easy for the openly gay actor to receive the recognition that he deserves. More than once he has missed out on high-profile roles, and although no one would ever admit it, it seems to be due to the fact that he is gay. He was even rumoured to have been up for the role of Christian Grey, before he lost out to Jamie Dornan. As much as I love Jamie, Matt would’ve made an excellent Grey (he’s who I would’ve pictured!).

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Being a handsome, openly gay actor in Hollywood can be a blessing and a curse, so it’s good to see him coming out on top! As well as choosing leading man roles, Matt has pushed himself as a method actor too. His role in Ryan Murphy’s The Normal Heart saw the actor lose 40 pounds to play a gay man dying of AIDS. He continues to challenge himself as an actor, and his filmography is extremely diverse, as well as entertaining.

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‘I felt a responsibility to Simon and to our kids to be able to live with integrity and not have some strange split psychology of, “This is who my dad is at home, and this is who he is to the public,”. That trumped any type of professional repercussions that it could have had.’

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#LifeGoals #FamilyGoals #RelationshipGoals

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  • Matt Bomer’s sexuality was always considered an open secret, and although he never really publicly came out, it came to be general knowledge when he thanked Simon and his boys during an acceptance speech for his Steve Chase Humanitarian Award.
  • Believe it or not, Matt has been a DILF for over ten years now! The couples three sons were all born via surrogacy. Kit was born in 2005 and Walker and Henry (a set of twins) were born in 2008.
  • As well as missing out on the role of sex-enthusiast Christian Grey, Bomer was also rumoured to be in the running for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in Man of Steel before Henry Cavill won the role. He had also auditioned for the role in the 2006 film Superman Returns. He eventually went on to voice the character in the animated film Superman: Unbound. Close enough I guess!
  • Bomer practices the Transcendental Meditation technique. This requires the use of a mantra and 15-20 minutes of eyes-closed meditation per day.
  • Matt Bomer is a distant cousin of Justin Timberlake! They both share descendance from Edward Bomer, who was born in 1690. Random! (they also shared a screen in the film In Time).

And there we have it. I can’t believe we’ve come to the end of Matt Bomer’s two week run as #ManCrushMonday! but rest assured, I will continue to keep a close eye on him, just in case we find it necessary to feature him in a part three! 😉

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#ManCrushMonday: Matt Bomer (Part One)

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I’ve been waiting for the right moment to pull this one out of the bag! To celebrate his debut as a series regular on American Horror Story: Hotel, and as a belated birthday present (he turned 38 yesterday!), I present to you, the almighty Matt Bomer!

I remember being fourteen and watching Tru Calling (an amazing, although shortlived, supernatural series starring Eliza Dushku), where I discovered the incredibly beautiful Matt Bomer for the first time. Now, more than eleven years on and he’s an ABSolute superstar! (see what I did there?).

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Matt is simply one of the most handsome men in Hollywood, the planet and maybe even the universe (depending on what we discover on Mars!). I’m not usually a big fan of blue eyes, but pair them with a healthy head of tussled black hair and the body of an Adonis and I’m sure I can make an exception.

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From taking the lead role in the hit series White Collar, to debuting his stripper skills on Magic Mike, Bomer has worked hard to secure himself a very successful career in both television and film. As I mentioned above, he’s currently starring in the latest incarnation of American Horror Story, and he had me drooling the second he appeared in the opening episode. I did my hardest to keep a straight poker face (I was watching with my husband, my sister and her boyfriend), but he is simply hypnotizing!

There is a lot more that I would like to say about Matt Bomer, but to make things a little bit more interesting (and for me to have an excuse to do more “research”), I’m going to drag this one out a little bit longer!

Yes, in a Pink Suburbia first, #ManCrushMonday is leaving you with a cliffhanger! So for now, make the most of these images and know that there will be more to follow next week…

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#ManCrushMonday: Jensen Ackles

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It’s officially the first week of October, which can only mean one thing: the new season of Supernatural is about to start! After years of being behind, I spent the last few weeks finally catching up on this fantastic series, and as a result, surrendered myself to the lovable, crush-worthy Jensen Ackles!

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On the show he plays bad boy Dean Winchester, the rebellious older brother with an appetite for demon killing, fast food and internet porn. Which basically means he ticks all the right boxes!

Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of cast interviews and behind the scenes specials, and it appears that as the show progressed, the line between Dean and Jensen continued to blur, and art started to imitate life. Jensen (and Dean) seems to be the life of the party. He’s often pranking his co-stars and pulling faces to camera, which make him absolutely adorable!

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The only disappointing thing about Jensen is his lack of on-screen shirtlessness. I’ve managed to dig up a few shots, although the internet is mostly filled with Sam/Dean gay fan fiction. Do people not realize they are brothers!? I’ve managed to find a few though… even if he’s pulling faces:Skin2013_jpg-sergeiphotoca

Anyhow, Take a look at the lovely Jensen Ackles in all his glory! He’s handsome, funny and manly as hell, in a demon-hunter kind of way!

Fun Facts About Jensen Ackles

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  • Before Supernatural, he had a season-long arc on Smallville as Clark Kent’s love rival (Both were after the affection of Lana Lang).
  • But don’t worry, in real life he got along very well with Clark Tom Welling, they even became golf buddies!
  • Jensen began a modelling career at the ripe old age of 2. In the 90’s he took part in a cringey cowboy photoshoot. Yikes! I love him too much to post the pictures, but Google away, people!
  • As well as being a natural in front of the camera, He’s also taken to directing a few episodes of Supernatural.
  • You’d think being hot and a model would have made him very popular in school, but such was not the case: “When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalog ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school.”

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#ManCrushMonday: Nick Jonas

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I’ve been waiting patiently for Monday to come around, so I can share my crush with the world! This week’s title goes to Nick Jonas! Singer, actor, underwear model (not really, but he should be!), and an all around hot piece.

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I’ve been exposed to the Jonas Brothers since their rise to fame on the Disney Channel. My sister has always been a devoted fan of the JoBros, and I ended up becoming quite fond of them. Joe Jonas was always my favourite, I wanted to have his hair and his clothes (now I wouldn’t go anywhere near his 2008 wardrobe!). But in the last year or so, it’s the youngest of the trio that has been catching my eye.

Little curly haired, mild-mannered Nick Jonas has transformed into a beefy, sexy, R&B crooner. Who would have imagined!? Gone are the days of purity rings and Disney love songs. These have been replaced by half-naked photoshoots and sexy falsettos.

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Nick Jonas has well and truly distanced himself from his former band and brothers, and has established himself as a successful solo act. Some people have criticized his blatant pandering to his homosexual fans, but I think it’s great that a straight male celebrity is tapping into the market, no matter how shamelessly he does it! His now-infamous spread for Flaunt magazine definitely serves as a highlight from his sexually charged campaign!

I was lucky enough to get tickets to his album launch in the UK back in July, where he performed at the very cosy O2 Academy in Islington. I was one or two rows from the front of the stage, and he is even more stunning up close! My husband promised me that if he managed to touch Nick he would never wash his hand again, but sadly, we weren’t within groping distance! It should also be noted that Nick is a very talented musician and songwriter, and is always actively involved with the production of his albums.

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With his new single ‘Levels’ out now, and two hit TV series currently airing (Scream Queens and Kingdom), it’s hard to avoid seeing or listening to the young performer. And when he looks and sounds this good, why the hell would you want to!?

Fun Facts About Nick Jonas

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  • Nick was discovered at the age of six in a barber shop while his mother was getting a haircut.
  • He can do one-handed cartwheels.
  • He has been romantically linked to Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and… Delta Goodrem? Random!
  • A die-hard fan adopted a hippo in the name of the Jonas Brothers.
  • When he was 13 years old he released an album of Christian songs.

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#ManCrushMonday: Scott Eastwood

Scott Eastwood, a star on the rise!

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Not that there isn’t substance to Scott Eastwood. With a few hit films under his belt and more scheduled for release within the year, he is on the fast-track to becoming a bona fide Hollywood hunk! But truth is, the reason why he’s my topic of discussion this week is simply for the fact that I like to look at him!

I’m not very familiar with his work, but know of him, initially because of his famous father, Clint Eastwood (they share an uncanny resemblance!). Recently, He caught my eye with his starring role as ‘music video hottie’ in Taylor Swift’s video for Wildest Dreams. The visual is stunning in terms of cinematography and storytelling.

If you’re like me and need an education in all things Scott Eastwood, make sure you do a little more research! Watch ‘The Longest Ride’, drool at his Davidoff’s Cool Water ad campaign, and most importantly, curse at Taylor Swift for getting frisky with him in her video!

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