The White Collar stud leisurely walked out of the popular burrito eatery here in L.A. carrying an interesting cookbook (The Amazing Acid-Alkaline Cookbook), and all of Hollywood continues to obsess over how he maintains his ridiculous body.
HIH's very own Hiko Mitsuzuka chatted with both actors for the magazine and found out some interesting tidbits from Giuntoli: SNL veteran Fred Armisen has been known to crash the Portland set of NBC's supernatural hit.
Now THAT'S a Portlandia sketch we'd love to see.
Catch the rest (and more) in Bello's Spring Fashion issue HERE.
Chris Hardwick, founder of the popular Nerdist blog, podcast, and YouTube channel, host of AMC's Talking Dead, author of The Nerdist Way, and overall King of Nerd Culture, covers the entertainment section of this month's issue of Bello Mag.
HIH's Hiko Mitsuzuka interviewed the geek entrepreneur back in August, and together, they covered everything from Comic Con and Sleepaway Camp to Tina Fey and Fraggle Rock.
On nerd culture becoming mainstream: "It allows me to work in fields that I really care about. But also, if it weren't mainstream, we wouldn't get Joss Whedon directing The Avengers movies."
On his increasingly busy schedule: "I'm really anal about my calendar. It looks like a Tetris game board."
HIH's Hiko Mitsuzuka chatted with Hardwick earlier today during a photo shoot for the digital mag's October issue, which will feature the Talking Dead host in a fashionable spread and one-on-one interview. But before that, September's Fashion Issue will showcase Parker Young, who plays jock-with-a-heart Ryan Shay, on the ABC sitcom.
During a second round of Chardonnay, we befriended Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen (above, with yours truly), who was there to support the online art gallery that displayed its most recent (and exclusive) artwork by established and emerging artists (Antonio "Nino" Del Prete, Vanessa Prager, Davyd Whaley, Domingo Zapata, Jordi Molla, and Sage Vaughn).
Founded in L.A. by Eva Maria Daniels and Alexandra Canosa earlier this year, the Gallery is committed to working with diverse, intellectually driven and unconventional artists who focus on abstract work, paintings, mixed media, and photography.
LEFT: Keegan with costar Shay Mitchell. RIGHT: Kasia Wolejnio from the upcoming Zac Efron film, The Paperboy.
"We like to foster innovative and ambitious projects and work with people who inspire us," says Daniels. "We believe that art should be accessible and enjoyed by all so we want to give everyone the chance to view and buy high quality artwork that will be become a valuable investment."
The former Superman graces the cover of Bello Mag's Summer Fashion issue, and our very own Hiko Mitsuzuka did the interview with Routh, who appears in CBS's Partners this fall.
Also steaming up the digital mag's Entertainment section is Step Up Revolution's Ryan Guzman (another contribution from HIH's executive editor) and a spotlight on JeanLuc Bilodeau from ABC Family's Baby Daddy.
If you've been wondering what Matthew Fox has been up to since Lost, then look no further. He plays a murderer and MMA fighter in the latest Alex Cross film. This time Tyler Perry temporarily strips away his fat suit to play the detective/psychologist -- first portrayed by Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider -- as he hunts for his wife's murderer. Lost's Matthew Fox, as you can see above, daringly decided to play the killer role without any signs of body fat -- and without the dramatic crutches of hair or skin (shades of Edward Norton in American History X, anyone?). We can only imagine the countless workout questions the actor will be asked at press junkets when this thing comes out.
XXX and The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen helmed the film, so you probably shouldn't expect anything more profound than the Alex Cross commercials from author James Patterson. However, if you're interested in seeing Fox look insane and insanely ripped, or seeing Tyler Perry wear a trenchcoat, here are some production stills from the set. Alex Cross hits theaters in October.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it...because HIH has an exciting announcement to make.
Hotter In Hollywood has recently teamed up with the founders and editors of BELLO Mag, the most read fashion-entertainment-lifestyle digital publication (available only at the App Newsstand for iPads and iPhones)!
BELLO has been serving readers across the globe with its celebrity interviews (check out Zachary Levi's cover story in the current issue), health and beauty features, gorgeous fashion shoots, and engaging lifestyle pieces. Where we fit in: HIH has come on board to oversee the magazine's Entertainment section, continuing to deliver fun, fresh, and quality content from the trenches of Tinseltown. In other words, you'll get the same pop cultural ramblings from us, including more movie reviews, Hollywood news, and even more interviews with your favorite stars (our chat with Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt can be seen in Issue #34). You'll even have more access to some of the magazine's hot photo shoots like the recent behind-the-scenes footage with Conor Paolo from ABC's Revenge:
We look forward to working with BELLO founders Alek & Steph, who also happen to be the world-renowned fashion photography team responsible for the fantastic (and ridiculously hot) photos that many have seen across the interwebs and that you'll continue to see in the future.
Speaking of the future, we're excited to contribute and build upon what's already a fabulous platform that's enjoyed by so many. We thank Alek & Steph for including HIH in their network of other sites and for bringing us on board. And we thank YOU, dear readers, for following us for the past five (5!) years and standing by our side as we continue to grow and evolve. We can't wait to see what happens next.
He was the d-bag frat boy who mocked Rumer Willis in the Anna Faris comedy The House Bunny. He was the cute guy (and father of a future president) who hops onto a train to sit next to the girl of his dreams in that nifty, flashback-in-time AT&T commercial. And he's currently the star of one of Hulu's first original series, Battleground, the workplace dramedy that's changing the landscape of original web content. As we speak. Seriously.
He's Jay Hayden, a name you'll want to remember because, if his list of credits is any indication, the dude's recent wave of success is only going to get bigger.
Touted as The-Office-meets-The-Ides-of-March, Battleground centers on Tak Davis (Hayden), the manager of a senatorial campaign who has to balance his professional and personal life while overseeing a ragtag group of volunteers in their Wisconsin headquarters. Created by JD Walsh and executive-produced by Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man, 500 Days of Summer), the show manages to woo both fans and non-fans of politics, each 22-minute episode capturing the chaos and last-minute decision-making that goes into backing a public official.
Taking advantage of a gorgeous Saturday morning in L.A., Hayden and I meet at Larchmont Bungalow to chat (we converse on Tom Hanks's most memorable roles), catch up (we have several friends in common - such is Hollywood), and drool over some red-and-blue velvet pancakes (just pretend they're low-cal). And as we shoot the shit and talk shop -- we both admit to crying during 50/50 -- I learn a few things about the actor and his multicultural upbringing (Dad's "a military guy," Mom's Korean).
After living in Los Angeles for nearly a decade, he fondly remembers his New England childhood: "My dad would pull me out of school early to go to a Red Sox or Celtics game...I grew up loving Boston." While taking a year off from the University of Vermont he worked every horrible job imaginable: "I did manual labor until I figured out what I wanted to do. I did construction, replaced chicken wire under buildings to keep skunks out, and I was a bagel maker." And now, happily assuming the role of husband and father to a 3-year-old, his perspectives have changed: "Whereas as an actor, you were like, 'Oh I can just live in a cardboard box and be happy.' And suddenly you're like, 'Now I have to pay for college...and private school.'"
He's hopeful that things will continue to pay off, and there's no doubt they will as his plate is fuller than the dish that has just been served to him (an omelette and fruit cup, if you're wondering). We both toy with the idea of indulging in one of the Bungalow's trademark desserts, but we resist temptation. Don't get him wrong; Jay does enjoy a cheat day every so often. But how does he manage to stay in tip-top, actor shape? He plays soccer: "I play in two different leagues...and I also have a weight trainer who kills me every day."
But back to that starring role...
HIH: Has working on Battleground made you more political? Do you tune into CNN and pretend you're a pundit now?
JH: If by "more political" you mean do I turn on Crossfire, stand in front of the TV, and start yelling non-sequiturs, then yes. Yes, much more political.
HIH: Did you have to load up the DVR with cable news and read the Constitution to prepare for your role or what?
JH: I watched a couple episodes of The West Wing and Spin City, and the entire first season of Game of Thrones to fully prepare for the role. Unfortunately they ended up cutting the scenes where I kill dudes with my broad sword.
HIH: How did you fall into acting? (loaded question, we know) Or did it fall into you?
JH: I was walking by the University of Vermont Theatre Department when I first arrived on campus my freshman year. There was a casting notice for a one-act play. I thought to myself: "I just want to see if I'm good enough to do something like this." I got the part. Been acting ever since.
HIH: Who would you thank in your Oscar acceptance speech?
JH: There's a lot of people on that list. But I'd definitely make sure to thank all the people that DIDN'T believe in me. All the people that told me I wouldn't make it, or wasn't good enough. Those people helped drive me even harder.
HIH: What''s the best piece of advice you've ever received?
JH: "It's hard enough knowing what the f**k you ACTUALLY wanna do in this life. If you're lucky enough to figure it out, don't you DARE let anyone tell you if you can succeed at it or not. You go f**king do it. And keep doing it because why the f**k do anything other than what you want to do? And when you're kicking ass later, they can kiss it." - Lee Hasey.
HIH: Who would you love/kill/backstab to work with?
JH: I'd love to work with JD Walsh. Again. On the second season of Battleground...I hope Hulu is reading this.
HIH: Word association time! What comes to mind when we say the following words...
Comedy-- JD Walsh L.A.-- Traffic Fear-- Audition Audition-- Fear Red Carpet -- NOT fun Emma Stone -- Yep. I would. Childhood -- Vermont Cocktails -- Are awesome and delicious. Justin Bieber -- He's the kid with the hair, right? Battleground -- It's a good show dammit!!!
HIH: Finally, what do YOU think is Hotter in Hollywood?
JH:The Hunger Games. The book was sick. Movie looks like it's gonna be sick. Totally sick…er…hot, I mean.
New episodes of Battleground premiere every Tuesday on Hulu. You can follow Jay on Twitter @jayhayden00. And be sure to catch him in the current issue of our affiliate, BELLO Mag (available in the App Newsstand!).
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