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Slap! - Javy Lopez
Going back to baseball for one more Slap, Craig's second choice was Javy Lopez. I have to admit that one of the reasons that I chose Javy was because I had first base line seats at a Braves game once, and Javy came out to warm up. I nearly wet myself. He is just so spectacular.

Those arms! Sweet fancy Moses, those arms!! And when he was crouched down while warming up? God, I nearly fainted right there on the spot.

Anyway, it looks like he's been all over the majors - I noticed a pic of him in an Orioles uniform, in addition to the Braves and the Red Sox. Now if only he'd take more pictures with his shirt off - there's one good one after the jump, but only the one.

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As a Bostonian and Sox fan (of course) I was THRILLED when Javy joined the Sox cuz he is SOOOO damn hot. Unfortunately his performance SUCKED and he is now gone :( That shirtless pic is awesome!
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

As a Bostonian and Sox fan (of course) I was THRILLED when Javy joined the Sox cuz he is SOOOO damn hot. Unfortunately his performance SUCKED and he is now gone :( That shirtless pic is awesome!
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

I'm likin this baseball theme, I may have to start going to games more often.
DCDrew | 2011-05-09 21:51

Nervous about voting?
Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, thinks your fear of electronic voting machines is misplaced:

I think about the history of ATMs when I hear all the nervous Nellies wetting their pants over electronic voting machines. I believe those worries are totally misplaced. Now don’t get me wrong – there’s a 100% chance that the voting machines will get hacked and all future elections will be rigged. But that doesn’t mean we’ll get a worse government. It probably means that the choice of the next American president will be taken out of the hands of deep-pocket, autofellating, corporate shitbags and put it into the hands of some teenager in Finland. How is that not an improvement?

LMAO! Scott Adams I love you!
Anon | 2011-05-09 21:51

Welcome to my new home!
Yup - you've hit the new Bent server. YAY!

Things should run a bit faster because of the new servers around these parts. Plus, I've spent some time this morning optimizing the site's database access - that, based on my early tests, is helping a lot.

Right now, unfortunately, the "Email Me" link on the left won't work because I don't have enough time to fix it this morning. So, if you've got something you just HAVE to get off your chest, use this link: mail.

This will do two things - let you send e-mail to me today. And it will also let me determine how quickly the spammers are harvesting e-mail addresses these days... I'll let you know.

Update: Got the missing pictures fixed!

Random hotties!

From DNA Magazine.


nice bulge on the one on the left, but the one on the right is hotter
Jon | 2011-05-09 21:51

test test!
Rob | 2011-05-09 21:51

Yeah, to die for. Yeah, the one on the left. But I can't help thinking, experience being the great leveler of fantasy, that no matter how good he looks here, someone, somewhere, is tired of putting up with his shit. I'm just sayin'.
Tim | 2011-05-09 21:51

Ein Traum in Blau-Weiß

anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Jason Sehorn
By popular acclamation, today's Slap is baseball football player Jason Sehorn. Nyles suggested Jason, and Kim commented correctly that Jason was a football player - for the New York Giants for nine seasons, then for the St. Louis Rams. And Cris gets credit for suggesting Jason back in January - yes, it's been since January. Sorry Cris! (For the rest of you who are waiting for your suggestions to appear, look how long Cris had to wait - I'll get to them! )

Jason started his career in Sacramento (I think) at Mt. Shasta High School, going on to Shasta College. He was then offered a scholarship to play for USC.

Anyway, these days, Jason seems to spend his time looking pretty.

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As an aside, I have to send my condolences today to BoiFromTroy. His Trojans lost to Oregon State today, opening the way for West Virginia to move up. Go Mountaineers!!

Always thought he was goodlooking, but damn he's got some big chompers.
Snarf | 2011-05-09 21:51

I knew you'd come around eventually!
Cris | 2011-05-09 21:51

Man, he's just fucking beautiful. *sigh*
Spike | 2011-05-09 21:51

Man, he's just fucking beautiful. *sigh*
Spike | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Hugh Dancy
I was watching Elizabeth I the other night when a vision - in armor (or something...) - came into the scene. He had his shirt opened just so. And the perfectly adorkable shaggy, slightly curly hair.

"Who? Who?" I shouted to Buster, "is that vision in armor (or something)?" Buster had no comment, so I was driven to IMDB to seek my answer. Hugh Dancy was the answer I was seeking.

Hugh is a British actor that's been in any number of productions, including playing David Copperfield in the TV Movie of the same name; he was also in Basic Instinct 2 with Sharon Stone. Hmmm...

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Hugh is the go-to guy for those of us who do not like wading through 11 year old girls to get to Orlando.

Bloom is more of a personality, but Hugh is more of an actor. He was excellent in "Daniel Deronda" even though he was dressed the entire movie.

"Arthur" really could have used a 'roman bath' scene to reveal the youthful pulchritude of Hugh and of Ioan Griffuth.
Fremd | 2011-05-09 21:51

PHWOAR!!!! Commendable choice. Hugh Dancy's absolutely ravishing, and I quite agree that he has genuine acting talent.
Clay | 2011-05-09 21:51

Random hottie!
Today's random hottie is the guy from the recent Toyota ads:

Now if we could just figure out who he is and get him to take his shirt off...

Christmas? Already?
Late getting your Christmas shopping done? Scott-o-Rama has your gift giving guide. I've already ordered a plush poo and pee for someone special:

Anna says that Stewart would like the poo and that she would like the pee. But really, they're just kidding. Really. Please.
Muffy | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Gabe Kapler
Craig wrote (anonymously) in a comment the other day that I really should get some baseball players on here. Well, when I challenged him for some suggestions, he was kind enough to come out of the closet () and tell me his name and give me some ideas.

The first player on his list is today's victim, Red Sox player ("Red Sock" ?) Gabe Kapler.

I gotta admit, Gabe's got too many muscles for me. I like muscle tone, but when they get too big it's just a distraction. But I can certainly see the appeal. I usually follow baseball (at least in the post season), but this year I just haven't paid any attention at all. Well - almost none. I know the Cards are playing the Tigers in the World Series. (They are, right?) But I don't know how the Red Sox did, and I certainly don't know if Gabe was a standout or not. He looks like he could hit a homerun with his bicep alone to me...

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Oh, and Craig had a few more baseball suggestions that I'll be getting in here over the next little while...

In my defense, I didn't mean to be all 'anonymous', and coy. I just forgot to put in my name. Anyway, Gabe certainly isn't a standout on the team, but he is BELOVED by Boston fans. He pulled his Achilles at the end of last (2005) season, and was out half of this year, when he came back Fenway gave him a standing-O. He got a little choked up - it was very cool.
He's also a really good guy; he has a foundation to help stop domestic violence as his wife Lisa was abused by an earlier boyfriend.
Yes he's a little big here as these were his fitness model days but he's more 'normal', well as far as you can be for a professional athlete.
Anyway, he's my favorite! Hope you enjoy the rest!
Craig | 2011-05-09 21:51

OMG! holy crap he is hot! i thought there had been some of the best slaps recently but this just takes the biscuit!
i suppose i get whwat you mean a bit, i think many more muscles would be a bit weird but ive gotta go cum for like the 100th time
cocok-lover69 | 2011-05-09 21:51

100% Smokin' HOT. Don't understand the muscle distraction. If I saw him on the beach in that tiger-print swimsuit, I'd be fantasizing that he would approach me. YUM!!!!
Steven | 2011-05-09 21:51

ICK! guy is OBVIOUSLY on steroids! Prolly has balls the size of rasins.

Brandon Humphries | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Luke Roberts
I've been wanting dying to Slap this guy for quite some time. I saw him on SkySex Mile High starting some time last year, but I've never been able to find any screen caps or any other pictures, for that matter.

Anyway, yesterday I picked up a Slingbox for our house. I bought it for the primary purpose of letting my husband watch his football games (god, save me!) when we're in Aspen. We don't have a satellite dish in Aspen, so it's been hard on him. He watched his first game last night, and I'm pleased to report it was a success.

Then, this morning, as I scrolled through my list of saved programs, I found Mile High. It's one of my favorite BBC programs because it always shows lots of skin, and Luke Roberts has been featured a lot in the past few weeks. As I was watching - and tinkering with my Slingbox - I realized that I could do the screen caps myself! D'oh! I'd been considering buying some sort of TV tuner/video card for my laptop, but I'd never gotten around to it. Now I don't have to...

So anyway, Luke Roberts is the target today. He plays Captain Dan Peterson, who is quite the womanizer (and a male escort? I think? Does anyone know?). He's been after Lehann for several episodes, and they've been all over the beach, in the pool - here, there everywhere. I'm hoping they'll feel the need to take a shower soon...

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Oh, and. I'm sorry for the low quality of the screen captures. But it's my first time - yes, I was a screen capping virgin. Next time I'll try to do better...

The latest in a good phase of slaps. :)
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

He's no Lucky.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

luke is one of my all time favorites
mark | 2011-05-09 21:51

Bloody gorgeous ! Is it just me or does he look a bit like JFK Jr. ?
Bax | 2011-05-09 21:51

How does one get along?
Scott Adams is enduring a day without the internet:

I don’t go anywhere until I’ve researched it on a web site and done a fly-by using Google Earth. I’ve not Daniel Boone, ferchrissake.
Yup, that's me.

Random hotness!
Mr. X wrote to insist that I check out Tyler from Amazing Race. Wow:

And his race partner isn't too bad, either...

he and his "partner" claim to be straight ;(((
frank | 2011-05-09 21:51

the poor thing looks like he's starving to death. He should try to eat a burger, and try to keep it down this time buddy.
Fred | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Sal Mineo
For today's Slap, we reach back into the archives. Bruce wrote to suggest Sal Mineo when I was doing the "retro Slaps". Sal is, of course, best known for his role in Rebel without a Cause with James Dean (who also needs a Slap).

I really can't tell you anything else about Sal, except that his bio shows that he also died far too young like his rebel co-star James Dean. In this case, Sal was murdered - which is just terribly creepy.

I can't tell you anything else about Sal - I looked through his list of credits and haven't seen anything other than Rebel, which I'd kinda like to see again. Any Sal fans have any recommendations?

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"Cheyenne Autum" is an exceptional film, as is "Exodus". I'd pick "Cheyenne Autum" over any others, though.
Tim | 2011-05-09 21:51

Best yet - from all accounts that I've seen, Sal Mineo was gay!
Mark | 2011-05-09 21:51

No relation to Sal Monella, right?

Oh I kill me.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Mineo was pretty well-known for being gay at a time when ALL of Hollywood was closeted. He was brutally murdered (stabbed to death?) in the late 70's, in what was probably a late-night mugging (although the police tried to make it gay-related). He was rumored to have been VERY well-endowed, although I've never seen any photos.....wonder if there were any?
David | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Steve John Shepherd
My friend John wrote the other day to suggest today's Slap, Steve John Shepherd. He had even rounded up a nice selection of pictures for me to post. This guy doesn't seem to have many skin pics out there, but John managed to find a nice selection - he always manages to find the most amazing things on the internet; I really should hire him as my research arm...

Anyway, Steve John Shepherd. He's been in quite a few things, including Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, where he looked exceptionally dorky as a guard of some sort. And G:MT Greenwich Mean Time where he showed off a perfectly lovely ass and torso.

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You spend all these days slapping all these 'eh' guys, when there is a dearth of TOTALLY HOT baseball players out there. C'mon, c'mon! Just go there!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

i'm with you on the baseball players suggestion.
den | 2011-05-09 21:51

"Anonymous" raises a good point but I am rather dubious about Baseball players so I am going to propose...drum roll...Rugby Players!! Yes - for starters, how about the French rugby team "Les Dieux de Stade"?! Talk about a highly slappable bunch of men! How about it?
Greg | 2011-05-09 21:51

Well, it sounds like the rest of you don't want I'll take him. This is the kind of guy that stokes my fire...Sometimes I tire of the beautiful faces, the flawless pecs, the perfect lips...this is the kind of guy that isn't quite perfect in any area, and that's what makes him reachable...and desirable...way desirable.
Will | 2011-05-09 21:51

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My husband took some pics of the mountains this morning and I thought I'd share, since he was nice enough to e-mail them to me all ready to go!

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Love the Pics! Makes me MISS the years I lived in the mountians of Utah.
Thanks for rekindling some fond memories !!
Bleu | 2011-05-09 21:51

Thanks for the Monday morning mental vacation. Who wants to skip work and go skiing?
Squeaky | 2011-05-09 21:51

beautiful...reminds me of Banff
Jon | 2011-05-09 21:51

T.R. Knight's boyfriend?
You saw the recent Slap of actor T.R. Knight.

Well, speculation is swirling today about his boyfriend. Specifically, is he dating Luke MacFarlane? If so, I think that's fantastic - frankly they're two lucky guys!

I guess we can expect such speculation to continue until he tells us who he is, in fact, dating.

Via OhLaLaParis and Breath of Fresh Ink.

Luke had a nice man-on-man kiss last night on Brothers & Sisters... he is such a cutie!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

While I agree that Luke is a hottie, I think it's unfortunate that we're quick to pronounce that he and T.R. are dating just because they've been seen in public together. Even celebs have friends, you know! It's a lot easier to make friends with the people you work with because you see them all the time. Luke could also be gay, but not dating T.R. I've had many gay male friends that I've neither dated nor slept with. So maybe they are, maybe they aren't - does it really matter? At least T.R. came out with a quiet dignity, unlike Lance Bass's publicity stunt, that garnered him a totally undeserved HRC award. And Lance is dating Reichen, who, frankly, creeps me out. (In an attic somewhere, there's a painting of Reichen that's growing fouler by the minute!)
Mark | 2011-05-09 21:51

I'm so confused, is the guy in the pic with T.R. (on the pic right) the guy who plays the gay brother on Brothers and Sisters? The one i'm hot for from that show is the one who plays Jake .. don't know his name... but a great idea for a slap (in my humble opinion)....
Oh somebody just stop me ! This new TV season has a bumber crop of hotties...
Bax | 2011-05-09 21:51

The guy next to TR (Luke MacFarlane) plays the potential BF of the gay brother on Brothers and Sisters.

The gay brother is played by Matthew Rhys.

I don't think there's a Jake on that show? I think the hot long haired guy is named Joe (Sarah's husband)....The very VERY hot baby brother, Justin, is played by Dave Annable. ***drool***
Spike | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Cosmo Guys
Russ wrote to suggest a mega-Slap (giga-Slap?). He thought that Slapping Cosmo's candidates for Bachelor of the Year was a good idea. I have to say I agree. Unfortunately, it's too late to cast a vote - but that doesn't mean you can't do some drooling.

My favorites are:



North Dakota

And I have to say that I think Mr. Arizona stands out as #1. What a package!!

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Update: They have videos of the guys at the Cosmo site?? Wow. Thanks, Ben! I can't believe I didn't notice that as I grabbed the pics...

Nebraska, Texas, West Virginia... by far!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

You didn't tell us they have VIDEOS of these guys at the Cosmo site, too! :-)
Ben in PA | 2011-05-09 21:51

Wyoming ALL THE WAY! And by all the way, I mean I'd go all the way with Wyoing, LOL
Dan | 2011-05-09 21:51

Face Value wise
Ohio, Defintely and Colorado.

Jerome | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slapdate! - Matt Lanter
Dreamcaps had some new pics of former Slap Matt Lanter today that I thought I'd include in his set.

They're taken from the new James Woods series Shark about - you guessed it - a lawyer. I've heard absolutely nothing about it - anyone care to comment?

Oh. And about Matt. Is he looking better these days? He always looked a little chubby (christ, I can't believe I said that), but I think he's been working out...

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Slap! - T.R. Knight
Today's Slap goes to actor T.R. Knight, who plays Dr. George O'Malley on Grey's Anatomy. He came out this past week in People, saying:

I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I'd like to quiet any unnecessary rumors that may be out there. While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me.

I have to admit his character isn't my favorite on the show, but I'm glad to see an actor in his position coming out - he's a star on one of the most popular shows on television, and still had the courage to tell the world. I just hope he doesn't end up in a tragic elevator accident or anything...

Personally I think you should slap the shit out of him!! I think he's one of the hottest looking guys - however I do prefer him with longer hair!

Mike | 2011-05-09 21:51

i always thought he was very cute and quite hot.
terry | 2011-05-09 21:51

NICE! He's always been my favorite.
Johnnie | 2011-05-09 21:51

I think he's cute as hell AND he came out while his star is on the rise! I love this guy!
sam | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Adrian Bellani
Thom wrote a while back to request Passions star Adrian Bellani. And I was negligent and didn't get him in, so Thom was kind enough to request him again - and I'm glad he did! Somehow I had forgotten how hot he was - I really should put some sort of rating on my list of future Slaps, so I can pick out the good ones quickly. But I'm not sure how much good that would do, because very few of the suggestions I get are bad - I would probably end up with a bunch of high ratings and be back in the same boat. So the lesson here is, if you've got a really good one that you suggested and I overlooked, send him again!

Anyway, on to Adrian. As I mentioned above, he's on Passions - playing Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald. I presume he's a regular, because SoapHunks has so many pics, but IMDB doesn't list a lot of episodes. And unfortunately, that's all for Adrian - I don't see anything else. Is there anything else? It would be great to see him in something other than a soap...

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holy mary mother of gawd! this man is perfect (from what i can see)!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Okay, eons ago I suggested Ricky Martin (who was already stunning years ago and has, impossibly, gotten much more so) and I don't think you've done him.
Also Paul Logan (, actor Drew Fuller ( if memory serves - he was on Charmed for a couple of seasons), Belgian cycling champion Tom Boonen. All very different types, and all very attractive. (And talking of Belgian athletes, I think tennis player Olivier Rochus is adorable, but that one may be just me....)
MC | 2011-05-09 21:51

I think I would find it hard (?) to hold onto the soap in that shower. OOPS! OOOOOOHHH! AAAHHHH!!
TonyJ | 2011-05-09 21:51

YES YES YES!!! That looks yummy...
Robert | 2011-05-09 21:51

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The Queen
QueerBeacon has a review of the recently released The Queen. I've spoken to a few others who've also seen it and heard nothing but good. I just hope it stays in Denver long enough for me to get back and see it...

I saw it last night when it opened in Seattle-and it is DEFINITELY worth the time (though at times a bit overly-sympathetic to the Queen, IMHO). For those of us who vividly remember that terrible week when Diana died, it's a keen look at how out of touch the Royal Family was. And Helen Mirren is absolutely superb (as always)-you have to catch it if for no other reason than to enjoy her performance!

Greg | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - David Alpay
Bill wrote a while back to suggest today's Slap, Canadian actor David Alpay. He was kind enough to send along some pictures of David from his movie Ararat. And without Bill's pics, I would have had a tough time Slapping this guy - there just aren't a lot of pics out there. Thanks, Bill!

He's in an upcoming movie called Closing the Ring that sounds pretty interesting.

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There are much better looking Canadians to slap.........
Jim | 2011-05-09 21:51

I think he's good-looking. Not as hot as Adrian Bellani, but that's an awfully high bar to clear. :-)
Ben in PA | 2011-05-09 21:51

I only find him attractive in a, "Last call - the bar is closing," kinda way. Canadian, eh? And here I thought only Brits came in that shade of pasty white.
gm | 2011-05-09 21:51

I'm with the hair.
myackie | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slapdate! - Matt Cohen
You may remember Matt Cohen who I Slapped quite some time ago. Well, Fred wrote in recently asking to have him Slapped again. In my effort to reduce re-Slaps, I had kinda shied away from that, but I saw some new pics of Matt today on Dreamcaps and decided that a Slapdate was certainly in order. This guy is just stunning, no?


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Yikes he's preety. It's scary the power that he would have over me i were ever to interact with him.
Brandon Humphries | 2011-05-09 21:51

"F"ing HOT! Does he need a job as my houseboy?
Steven | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Matt Battaglia
Thom wrote that I really couldn't let the Queer as Folk series go until I'd Slapped Matt Battaglia. I honestly don't remember this guy - he must have played in the last season or so? I just couldn't take it at that point.

Anyway, when I found out that he was the closeted pro football player that dated Emmett, I realized that I'd never Slapped Emmett either. And there are a couple of full-frontal shots of Peter Paige out there that look pretty damn good. So look for him soon.

But today we're on Matt. He seems to have been in one of almost every TV show you've ever seen. Which is too bad - it would be nice to see more of him. Perhaps I'll have to rent QAF season 5.

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now that's one nice ass
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Matt Bataglia was in more than a few episodes, he was Emmett's "the One" in a eight or nine episode story arc in which he first has a hidden affair with Emmitt one season and then the next season "comes out" while still playing NFL Quarterback. Lot of good bedroom scenes and kissy face with Peter Paige. Pretty brave for supporting player in Hollywood who is 41, looks so good and has never been married.
Dave | 2011-05-09 21:51

Chris is correct, Matt is not in Universal Soldier - the Return. Matt is in Universal Soldier 2 and Universal Soldier 3, apparently made to keep the concept going. I found both of these on a double feature DVD. It was apparently a Canadian production. The "second" movie also featured Matt's character's long lost, frozen brother from the original Universal Soldier and the Return, played by Jeff Wincott. Matt's charactor is the main feature in the "second" and "third". The bath tub scene in the pictures shows Matt emerging from a tub of ice, presumabably so he "does'nt over heat", From the look on the face of the female lead, shrinkage was not a problem...
Bob | 2011-05-09 21:51

This man is BEAUTIFUL. I have tried to find Universal Soldier II on Netflix. I can only find Universal Soldier:TheReturn and Matt is not listed in the cast.
Does anyone know......Are these the same movie, or is there a different one?
Also any suggestions of other movies where he shows his great body? Thanx, Chris
Chris | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Today's Random Hotness - Judson

Judson, courtesy of

Very cute.
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Josh Henderson
A couple of weeks ago, when Josh Henderson made his first appearance as Edie's nephew on Desperate Housewives, I commented that I hoped he'd have to stay away from his mom for most of the season. Well, it looks like he still has a couple more weeks of hiding. And his appearance seems to have brought some of his older pictures out of the woodwork.

Some of my favorites are him tied to the bed in Leeches.

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Wow. I usually go for the furrier set on Bent, but Josh nicely straddles the line between twink and stud. Nice!!!
Steve | 2011-05-09 21:51

Hey Steve...I like that word: "straddles". I had all sort of impure thoughts in mind. :)

And it looks like this guy's packing something pretty nice in those boxers, too.

Awesome, beautiful man.
Will | 2011-05-09 21:51

he is hot!
damien | 2011-05-09 21:51

Give him a few more years. Right now he looks more like he should be doing detention after Spanish class, than doing me.
gm | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Thanks for sharing the picture, it is incredible. I particularly love the small dot in the left, just above the main rings...that's home friends.
Just that sight alone should make us all work a bit harder to get along...right??
Michael | 2011-05-09 21:51

Yes, So very cool! I keep Astronomy Picture of the Day on my favorites List and hit it daily. Unbelievable pictures of Mars on there ,too. Scroll through the Archives as well.Talk about a Daily Slap!
Dave | 2011-05-09 21:51

Random hotness!
Today's random hotness comes courtesy of Andrew Sullivan.

Scott Kleeb is a candidate for office from Nebraska. As Andrew notes:

I'm not sure if he's a Democrat or a Republican. And I'm not sure I care.

Scott Kleeb is a bull-rider, and the Democratic candidate for Nebraska's Third Congressional District. He might win, too - a September poll put him only 4 points behind the Republican, and the Omaha paper endorsed him.

I had no idea about the fuckability, though. Da-yum.
Ben | 2011-05-09 21:51

My oh my! What a beauty. Anyone else have the thought that...just, maybe...the fact that he's apparently "unattached" might mean that this gorgeous man likes other men. I mean, he's virtually flawless.

Thanks for sharing. Go Scott!
Will | 2011-05-09 21:51

I wish I were a voter, 'cause I sure as hell approve of that candidate ;-)
Matt | 2011-05-09 21:51

He's in my district,and yes I will vote for him. He's got more going on than just looks!
Kev | 2011-05-09 21:51

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How awful!
This would be devastating for me, although I'm sure Muffy will approve:

Love it! If I could cut the phone cord as well all would be right with my world. :)
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Scott Bakula
David wrote to suggest today's Slap ages ago. So long ago, in fact, that it's lost in the mists of time. Nevertheless, I got in my time machine and plucked his fabulous idea from the brink of falling into some sort of Bent Blackhole.

So today it's Scott Bakula. Scott is best known, I suppose, for playing Dr. Sam Beckett in Quantum Leap. After QL he moved on to various guest roles in such shows as Murphy Brown.

And then he landed another sci-fi starring role in the Star Trek prequel Enterprise. I wanted to like Enterprise - I really did, because I'm such a Star Trek geek. But I thought Scott was all wrong for the role. I'd never really watched him in Quantum Leap, so I can't really speak to his acting in general, but there was just something terrible about Enterprise - and I think he was it. It's too bad, because the show had a seemingly good premise. And I dunno - it was on for 4 seasons, it must have had some success.

Anyway, here's Scott. I think he's a total hottie, but don't ask me to watch him on TV. He's much better in screen caps...

More Scott Bakula

He was in the "Time Tunnel" series years ago too.
bookwrm1 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Oops, he wasn't in Time Tunnel - my mistake, sorry!
bookwrm1 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Very nice...he's aging very well.

He fills out his briefs quite nicely too!
Spike | 2011-05-09 21:51

Very nice...he's aging very well.

He fills out his briefs quite nicely too!
Spike | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slapdate! - Paul Rudd
Just in case you missed it, I thought it was important to include this new picture of Paul Rudd (found on famousmales forums):

One of the HOTTEST ever! Love this guy. Many great shirtless scenes in "The Object of My Affection"!!!
Steven | 2011-05-09 21:51

Woof! I have always enjoyed seeing Paul Rudd. Loved him in The Object of My Affection.
Jimmy | 2011-05-09 21:51

The RIAA is worried...
that Wal-Mart has too much market power.

Couldn't happen to a nicer group of people...

Slap! - Ryan Merriman
Surfing Queerclick yesterday, I came across a hottie I'd never even heard of - how can nobody have requested this guy? He just moved into first place (oops - I forgot - second place) for Slap of the Month.

Ryan Merriman has been in lots of things including The Ring Two, Smallville and The Pretender.

Honestly, I don't think I've seen any of his work. I guess I'm gonna have to put a couple of his movies on Netflix and see if there's any skin... It's gotta be out there, just check out the pics after the jump!

His future projects include a CBS mini-series called Comanche Moon. His role appears to be rather small, but it looks like there are a number of other hotties that it'll be important to catch.

More Ryan Merriman

Most of the wonderful pictures are from his role in the briefly appearing series "Veritas: The Quest" from 2003. It was a vaguely "Johnny Quest" like story with Ryan getting thrown out of private schools to be with his explorer father (who's shown with him in the martial arts shots). It was a shame the series was droped after a few episodes as it was fun and was displaying Ryan to great advantage. Fortunately, he remains to be admired in these pictures; the highlight of my day.
fareva | 2011-05-09 21:51

The big-nippled hottie next to Ryan in the sea-view picture is Jared Padalecki of "Supernatural" and "Gilmore Girls."
Fremd | 2011-05-09 21:51

Perfection.. nuff said
Bax | 2011-05-09 21:51

Hot marines!
GayPatriot has the lowdown on a benefit calendar of hot marines - the proceeds benefit wounded service members and their families.

Me? I'm going for Mr. November:

May, August, and October are SMOKIN' hot.....
Spike | 2011-05-09 21:51

Mouse porn...
I'm gonna need one of these:

Does this work with a Mac? The last Bluetooth mouse Microsoft did didn't fully work on the mac.
Brandon Humphries | 2011-05-09 21:51

Today's random hotness
We haven't had random hotness in a while because of my completely fucked up schedule, but I'm finally home so I'm going to try to get back to normal.

Anyway, Squeaky wrote to ask that I Slap the unusually-named Bear Grylls:

Bear has apparently done some pretty unusual stuff - and is now working on some stuff for The Discovery Channel. He also did a UK series called "Stranded" where he's dropped into some nasty locations "with little more than the clothes on his back" (and a camera crew, presumably) and shows how to get out.

He also set the world record for "the highest ever open air dinner party". Um, OK.

I think he's well worth a Slap, but there are virtually no images of him that I can track down. Anyone aware of any?

How cute!
Sushi pillows:

I just wanna punch 'em!

Slap! - Randy Harrison
Returning to the small theme of a few days ago, Randy Harrison is what I think will be the last Queer as Folk Slap. Randy was one of the actual gay actors on the show. I always liked him - and his character - and was amazed that he hung on Brian the way he did.

He always seemed to be a good actor to me, but he doesn't seem to have been working since the show ended, I can only assume it's because he's gay. I've heard of him being in various stage productions, including an "impressive" turn as the main character in Equus. Now that I'd like to see... Anyone know anything else?

More Randy Harrison

Update: Celebrity Bulge Blog mentioned that he thinks that the actor playing Randy's role in the UK was cuter, and I realized that I should have linked to him - Charlie Hunnam (and one more ). I have to say, I agree: Charlie is cuter.

The interviews he did for The Advocate a few years ago showed some irritation with all the fame and attention he was getting (I couldn't blame him). I'd imagine he's trying to lay low for a while and get some semblance of reality back.

BTW, Him and Hal Sparks were my two favs, as far as looks were concerned. Didn't care for "Justin" as a character though, always seemed shallow and self absorbed, much like brian IMHO.
Brandon Humphries | 2011-05-09 21:51

I loved him as Justin, he and Brian were my favorite characters. There was a lot going on there under the surface, they definitely weren't shallow and self-absorbed characters. And yes, very very hot together!
Randy has been doing a lot of theater work, has not disappeared off the scene at all. He did Amadeus recently, his fans flew in from all over the country and world to see him. He was actually very gracious and charming to all.
Jonathan | 2011-05-09 21:51

Sorry, he does nothing for me. I saw this picture and thought, "Wow, I didn't know Kirsten Dunst got a short shag haircut....."
Spike | 2011-05-09 21:51

I've seen Randy on stage 4 times and he's absolutely amazing. He was great on QAF, but you can tell he belongs on stage. He's been training for theatre since he was real young and you can tell. It definitely shows in his peformances.

I've also met him several times and he's incredibly nice to his fans. The day I saw him he said he was in a hurry, yet he stopped to take a pic with my friend and sign my playbill. He's shy and seems down to earth and has excellent manners.

I know he's in a play for 1 night only this coming Sat night. And I heard rumors that he has an off-Broadway play in the works for this winter.

So he's definitely continuing to work after QAF.
Christian | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Oh, and...
Today is the last day of my trip! FINALLY! I usually have more free time on my trips, but this one just hasn't worked out that way. Plus I've been going through a Dean Koontz book that has finally kicked in and won't let go.

But regular posting and stuff should be back tomorrow!

Slap! - Jamie Bamber
Yes, you knew it was coming. Today, 1 week late, Jamie Bamber gets Slapped again. I know I've Slapped him before, but he's just too hot not to have another go.

Right now I can't think of anything to write, because I have the image of him in the makeup chair getting his prosthetic makeup applied - it's a video on the BSG blog that you should check out. It's called "Jamie & The Fat Man". He looks quite nice in his tanktop in the makeup chair, and his accent is oh so sexy. He said that by the 4th episode this season that Lee "will have worked out where the gym is on the Pegasus". Hopefully they'll return him to his skin-showing ways (see evidence after the jump) shortly thereafter.

More Jamie Bamber

The other piece of good news, besides this lovely collection of Jamie Bamber photos, is that your Web site is loading really fast again now. Congrats!
ubu | 2011-05-09 21:51

What happened to him this season? His jaw line looks swollen and his face is somewhat puffy. Has he had plastic surgery or he ungracefully growing older?

He looks somewhat bloated this new season.
Paul B. | 2011-05-09 21:51

He's wearing prosthetic makeup this season, its part of a story line about him feeling guilty about leaving everyone on new caprica and then letting himself go. Don't worry, he's gonna go back to his original perfection after a few episodes, its just makeup!
Brandon Humphries | 2011-05-09 21:51

He looks bloated because he is wearing a fat suit for the role. He is supposedly only wearing it for a limited time, which leads me to believe the show will make another time jump.
Justin | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Tahmoh Penikett
Starting a brief set of Battlestar Galactica Slaps, today's victim is Tahmoh Penikett. Tahmoh plays "Helo", and has been in a number of other things. Rumor has it he looked really good in the season opener, in contrast to Jamie Bamber's prosthetically "enhanced" physique.

Sorry for the brief rundown here, but I'm typing this article in a car in Ft. Lauderdale and the driver is a bit of a nut. I really don't relish the idea of eating this laptop as the air bag explodes. In other news, this is my first post from a moving car, using the Sprint EvDO card. SWEET!

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Sex. On. Legs. And no photos do the justice to his total sexiness evident when you meet him in person.
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

god how i would love to see him in person... though i cant get any info on if he is single or not.. god im such a stalker..
Fiery_Eyes | 2011-05-09 21:51

Face is somewhat OK, but look again. Yucky, fat, barrell-like body. NOT in MY BED!
Chris | 2011-05-09 21:51

New e-mail
I put some finishing touches on the changes to the e-mail server today. So since the system e-mails me all of your comments, etc., please keep an eye out for any funny behavior.

And if you need to e-mail me and the e-mail form doesn't work (that could be affected too), send me a message at "bent2" at this domain name.

Battlestar Galactica!
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Slapping to bring you this special announcement.

I am VERY disappointed to have to confess that I missed the first episode of Battlestar Galactica this season. It aired during the first couple days of my trip, and I simply coundn't catch it. To add insult to injury, I realized belatedly that I hadn't set my DVR to record it.

One of the reasons that I didn't reschedule my trip was that I assumed I'd be able to buy the episode on iTunes and catch it on the road. Imagine my surprise horror when I discovered that iTunes didn't have it available! You have got to be kidding me! So, as you might imagine, I've been scouring looking for ways to watch Jamie, but while they purport to offer it, I couldn't make it work -- it didn't seem to be related to my machine, but something wrong with the site. (I would have erased the whole computer if I thought it would help...)

So imagine my very pleasant surprise this morning when I discovered that iTunes now has Season 3 available!!! So if you, like me, have been waiting - and hundreds of people on iTunes have - wait no longer. Go. Order now.

Oh and while we're at it, Cris was kind enough to point me to Jamie's page on that I hadn't seen yet. Nice:

Oh, and it's Juice's fault that I didn't Slap Jamie during BSG premiere week last week. So blame him. But I still have to do a Slap today (this isn't an official Slap), so it may just be Jamie...

Ah, sigh, Jamie. How I love you. Note! In the start of Season 3, the ripped, muscular, V-shaped, and lightly hairy Mr. Bamber is wearing prosthetics. And, frankly, I'd still do him.

Thank God for iTunes. :-)
ubu | 2011-05-09 21:51

All i have to say is that those prosthetics are really convincing, I couldn't tell whether he really put on weight for the show or if they are really good makeup artists. It was kind of weird though, cuz with the prosthetics he kinda looks like my slovenly uncle ron. I agree, I'd still totally do him though (not that i have a secret or incestuous attraction to my uncle, oy a freudian would have a field day with this post).
Brandon Humphries | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Robert Gant
Today's Slap continues the QAF theme with Robert Gant. As far as I can tell - and my records on this matter are admittedly spotty - Stuart is the only person who requested Robert by name. If you were one who asked for him and I missed you, by all means let me know, I want to give credit where it's due!

Anyway, Robert played Professor Ben Bruckner-Novotny (I guess he married Michael??), Michael's (Hal Sparks) boyfriend. He was on the show for a number of seasons if I remember correctly, but apparently I missed the wedding. Oh well. I have to say that I think Robert and Gale Harold were the two hottest guys on the show. Sunshine was wicked cute, of course, but he's totally twinktastic and doesn't (in my mind) qualify as "hot".

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Update: What the fuck is wrong with me? Yes, as far as I know Robert Gant is gay and out. In fact, wasn't he dating Kyan Douglas for a while? I remember reading at least one gossip item about them. (And speaking of someone who needs a Slap, Kyan is one of them.)

Update 2: Ian was kind enough to write in with this tidbit:
In addition to looking great, he's also an Ivy League grad. He was known as Bobby at Penn and was definitely one of the hottest fratboys on campus.

and he's out... isn't he? comes to the gay bars here quite often.
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

100% DAMN HOT!!! Thanks for the slap!
Steven | 2011-05-09 21:51
Cris | 2011-05-09 21:51

He's a little too "perfect" for me. Seems like he'd be the kind of guy that will age really really well.
Brandon Humphries | 2011-05-09 21:51

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OK, it's now to the point that I can't respond to ANY e-mail at all. The Spamhaus block seems to have locked me up tight. I'm in the midst of moving to a new server, but I'm not sure when that will be finished.

So for right now, e-mail is dead in the water -- I promise I'm not ignoring you.

And I don't know how quickly I'll be able to respond to everyone when I'm back online, but I'll try.

And, just to follow up on a couple of the comments regarding Spamhaus and its tactics, they strike me as decidedly thuggish, but I have to admit that I have a hard time condemning them too harshly. If ISPs tolerate spam, I can't really disagree with the idea of blacklisting them altogether. It will certainly ratchet up the pressure on them, if nothing else.

As for whether my ISP was caught in too broad a net, I can't say. They had good customer service for a while, but it has really fallen off lately - so perhaps they have just become unwilling to deal with spam also.

Regardless, I hope to be back by Wednesday.

In the meantime, keep sending the e-mails - just don't expect a prompt response...

Slap! - Gale Harold
Today's Slap is another Queer as Folk hottie, Gale Harold. After I posted Hal Sparks, someone wrote to suggest a QAF theme (especially Robert Gant, if I remember correctly) - and Thom and MC wrote to suggest Gale Harold. So I was desperate to get something out this morning, and Thom's e-mail arrived at the perfect time; I know I have like 1,000 other suggestions that I need to get out, but this morning I just had to have something quick.

I think Gale is a great choice, becuase it does play nicely into a QAF theme. And he's hot. I can't believe how hot sometimes. And lately, of course, he's been showing up on the new series Vanished. I haven't seen it yet. Is it good?

More Gale Harold

So anyway, as I've said I'm traveling right now, but I'm in one spot for the next few days, so the Slaps should be back on track. I'm going to try to get a couple posted in advance to give myself a cushion. I missed a couple of days being in rural WV, but I'm good to go now...

I didnt like what I saw of the series, and Gale's character has been killed off. But Gale is so hot.. thank you
Tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

I've always missed the boat on Gale. And I always thought he was terribly miscast as Brian on QAF -- I never understood why everyone was always so concerned and hot for such an arrogant, two-dimensional meanie.
Frank | 2011-05-09 21:51

Millions would disagree, Frank, and I think "missed the boat" is exactly right. "Nuanced" is the word most often associated with Gale's acting and Brian Kinney is anything but two-dimensional. His arrogrance is only one aspect of a multi-dimensional character Gale did a superb job portraying. In fact, most people believe Gale can get more expression in his (beautiful hazel) eyes than ten actors can get in their whole body. Gale is doing a play in NYC with Blythe Danner starting October 20th and fans are coming from all over the world to see him. That's how much they think of his acting and the phenomenal job he did in portraying Brian Kinney! And Brian? He lives on in literally thousands of fan fiction stories told 'round the world!
Pat | 2011-05-09 21:51

The play in NYC is a revival of the Tennessee Williams play Suddenly Last Summer, and it will be on Broadway. I would love to see it.
Sam | 2011-05-09 21:51

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OK, my ISP is a complete PIECE OF SHIT. Their latest transgression? The entire network (me included) has now been put on the Spamhaus black list. So while I'll still be able to receive all of your e-mails, I may or may not be able to respond to you.

So in addition to moving to new servers, I'll be moving to a new ISP. And god knows if their service will even be available between now and then. It's working right now, but it's been VERY flaky (I'm sure you've noticed) of late. I hope it can hang on for another week while I'm out of town.

And for right now, I'm not linking to my ISP that is the piece of shit - they seem just sleazy enough to turn me off for that. So once I've moved I'll tell you who they are so you can avoid them if the issue comes up.

Rob, don't blame your ISP. In my opinion Spamhaus are a load of bullies. They blacklist entire IP ranges, subjecting innocent people to blocks. They consider it 'collateral damage'. They refuse to speak to people they blacklist, only ISPs, and make it impossible to contact them. For more information see here, like how they blacklisted the entire of Yahoo! Stores once:
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Actually I totally support Spamhaus's approach, despite the effect it has had on you. The reason why IP ranges get blacklisted is because ISPs tolerate spammers on their networks (in fact, they profit from them). The only way to cut into the profitability of "tolerating" (i.e. encouraging) spam operations and the illegal/underworld activities that underly them is to blacklist the whole ISP. While I can understand frustration with Spamhaus, really anger should be directed at your ISP for being a crappy ISP in the first place and for tolerating/promoting/encouraging spamming/organized crime in the second place. That's why it's best to use ISPs that actively discourage and resolve spamming issues on their networks, so I applaud your much-overdue move to a new and better ISP. Meanwhile, I'm still glad Spamhaus keeps spam out of my inbox.
telefine | 2011-05-09 21:51

telefine, fine if the ISP is a repeat offender but Spamhaus block first ask questions later. And, as I said, they will not discuss matters. They listed me as belonging to a company which I didn't. Furthermore they say to have abuse@ postmaster@ addresses but don't have any themselves and provide a non-working email on their site. They have one rule for them and one for others. Good job that you're protected by Spamhaus, but how many proper emails have you lost? I use Spamcop, I think they're more professional.
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Well, maybe I shouldn't universalize my experience, but I've had 100% brilliant success with Spamhaus, hardly any false positives, etc. By contrast, the seedy and criminal spamming underworld has been disturbing. I think a lot of people don't fully grasp the depth of criminality and depravty of the world of spammers, so services like Spamhaus (and Spamcop!) are vital, but I hold negligent ISPs mostly responsible for spam and its related problems, like being black-listed.
telefine | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Hal Sparks
Thom wrote a couple of weeks ago to recommend today's Slap, Hal Sparks. Hal has been one of my favorites since way back in his Talk Soup days. He was also in Dude, Where's My Car as Zoltan, the cult leader. At least I think that's who he was - honestly I was much more focused on Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott.

But we're here to talk about Hal. And everyone knows that his most important role was as Michael in Queer as Folk. Although I thought he whined WAY too much, his character was generally OK. It was Emmett and Ted that were the really dreadful ones. Of course, the second to last season was just WAAAAAAY too formulaic and predictable for me - I couldn't stand it any more. I didn't even try to watch the last season; I suppose I should have, but what are you gonna do?

So anyway, Hal Sparks. I wish I had a few more good pics, but there's definitely some nice skin after the jump. Enjoy!

More Hal Sparks

he's such a cutie, i love me some Hal!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

I got to meet Hal when the company I worked for in Minneapolis sponsored a QAF signing for Season One DVD at the Mall Of America. He was really nice, but more importantly, even hotter in person .
Tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

On QAF, I could never stand to watch a scene where this guy would eat.

He couldn't hold a utensil like an adult to save his life.

anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Mark Foley
I have thus far completely avoided the Mark Foley mess. And I had intended to keep it that way, but this statement, reported on Gay News Blog caught my eye and I couldn't let it pass:
Homosexuals reproduce sexually by molesting children.
That leaves me speechless. Others in the bigot brigade haven't said such things in so many words, but the purposeful conflation of pedophilia and homosexuality by any number of pundits and lawmakers on the right are designed to imply such without actually saying it.

I agree that is totally offensive and bullshit and if the people responsible for that line were dead I would totally dance on their graves.

Frankly though, I am having so much fun watching the republicans eat each other, I am not too concerned with the finger pointing and scapegoating they are trying to do right now. These statements really reflect their desperation. There have been several salvo's like this lobed at us queers over the last few days, but they arn't sticking. They even tried to paint this as a "democratic conspiracy" but ABC news issued a statement that basically said "Uhhhh no, we got the info from a fucking republican!"

All this doesn't change the fact they tried to cover up a known child predator. It kinda makes flagrant, untrue, and unsupported accusations targeted at the Queer community pale by comparison. Even if gays do breed by child rape (humor me ok?) it doesn't change the fact they tried to cover it up! I guess my point is the republicans are just royally fucked, and not the kind of fucked we all look forward to.

A side note, as a person who takes guilty pleasure in politics, I just find this whole scandal deliciously decadent, sort of like a fine caviar (rare, expensive, decadent, and not very good for you).
Brandon Humphries | 2011-05-09 21:51

The news orgs can be as bad as the republicans - Fox are actively lying to people to try to limit the fallout:
Matt | 2011-05-09 21:51

Out of curiosity, why have you been purposely avoiding this major political scandal? I mean, the ostrich is not a great role model.
Ed | 2011-05-09 21:51

I live in Florida and this entire Mark Foley thing is very disappointing - mostly because we finally had a gay Republican politician (something most people south of Jupiter already knew) and he went and screwed it up. Foley is the one who is responsible for spreading misconceptions about gay men. As a Republican, it's not Fox news that's at fault here. It's our own who don't realize that their actions reflect on the gay community. And, trust me, being in the bastion of left-wing Democratic liberalism (Palm Beach County) there are plenty of lies being spread by Democrats who choose to exploit this and, by doing so, exploit the gay community, too.
Tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

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You remember the recent Slap of Scott Wolf. Well, a commenter mentioned that he played gay in Go. I know former Slap Jay Mohr was in it too.

Regardless, QueerBeacon has the clip of Scott and Jay playing a gay couple. Augusto said he might put up a review soon, so stay tuned!

Slap! - Eddie Cahill
When I broached the topic of today's Slap with Juice, I mentioned that since Battlestar Galactica starts on Friday, I might Slap Jamie Bamber. The response? "What?! Again?! You just Slapped him last week!"

So obviously Juice isn't up to date on his Bent reading. But we can forgive him for that. Regardless, he suggested that I wait until Friday to Slap Jamie; I can deal with that.

So instead, today's Slap is courtesy of Russ. Eddie Cahill is currently playing Detective Don Flack in CSI: NY. Before CSI, he was probably best known as Rachel's assistant and short-time boyfriend in Friends. He's also done some work Off Broadway in The Altruists.

More Eddie Cahill

In a minute...and for days.
PeterT | 2011-05-09 21:51

I fell for Eddie when he was on Friends.
I was shocked by the horrible hairdo they gave him at the beginning of CSI:NY. Thank God, they fixed that!!!
Now he is back to being the hunk I remember. YUMMMMMMMMMMY
marvin | 2011-05-09 21:51

The last picture isn't Eddie Cahil, it is Mike Mantenuto.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

That's not Eddie in the last picture. That's another of his teammates in the movie "Miracle". ^_^;;
thundy | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap of the Month! - September
I am pleased to announce the winner of the Slap of the Month for September. Mario Lopez, by virtue, I suppose, of his ass baring on Nip/Tuck barely squeaked it out over Izod model Ian Lawless.

I have to say, I'm kinda surprised Mario was able to beat out Ian - I mean, this crowd routinly votes the fur over the smooth. But what are you gonna do? And it's not like Mario wasn't deserving.

Interestingly, again this month every single contestant got at least one vote - including Robert Conrad who got one little vote.

So Mario goes in as the winner - and Ian gets an honorable mention. And since I'm staying at Juice's house tonight, he gets to declare his own honorable mention for September, and that goes to Will Young. Justin Chatwin was rejected for this honor because Juice said "he looks too much a like a girl to me".

And to clear up an outstanding detail, the Slap of the Month for August is officially declared a tie between Channing Tatum and Michael Fenton Panaro. There will be no boo-hooing about this decision, please.

Yay, Juice. I completely agree with you. Not that I mind Mario, or Ian for that matter...
Joel | 2011-05-09 21:51

I voted for Ian Lawless because he's just breathtaking. But, Mario is totally slapworthy. He gets hotter and hotter as time goes by. I saw him on Dancing with the Stars last night (he's the only reason to watch that show) and he was on fire! Those moves! I thought I might pass out. Mario Lopez is sexy as hell and he knows it and I love it!
Sam | 2011-05-09 21:51

Should have been no contest. Mario wins pants down.
Anony Moose | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Drew Vanacker
Walking through the airport today, I came across this hottie - yes HOTTIE - that's HOTTIE on the cover of Genre.

Wow. Just WOW. Drew Vanacker is a model for B1 Model Management. That's all I know. Anyone have other pics of this amazing creation?

More Drew Vanacker

P.S. Juice wanted insisted that I mention that I gave him a copy of the issue of Genre as a gift when he picked me up at the airport in Atlanta.

OH MY...
Robert | 2011-05-09 21:51

I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. Drew looks rather dorky to me. I think I can speak for quite a few men when I say "bring back Ian Lawless, please". Ian is just beautiful...sigh...
Greg | 2011-05-09 21:51

According to my own exploration, millions of people in the world get the loan from good banks. Thence, there's great possibilities to receive a financial loan in every country.
PrinceMelinda | 2011-05-09 21:51

Kevin | 2011-05-09 21:51

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I missed this by a couple of days, but I did want to mention it. HRC, this Saturday, is giving Lance Bass its "Visibility Award":

To borrow a phrase from Kip: This, of course, is utter nonsense.

Seriously, why? Yes, I know he's cute - and he's dating a hottie. And he was in a famous boy band. Blah blah blah. This makes no sense. He just came out - does that count as visibility these days? Sure, he did it in the media, but virtually everything he does is done in the media, and his boyfriend is a veritable media whore. There are hundreds of better choices for a visibility award. How about, for example, James Barrett?

In general I support the mission of HRC - but this just makes them look foolish.

Oh. And I got the scan of the announcement from Drew - thanks!!

Your example of James Barrett is not a really good one, seeing as I had no clue who he was. (And I think I am not alone here) I think that is the point of the Visibility award. Barrett may be visible in his area, and even among the gay community, but Lance is known by just about everyone. While he may not be the best choice, he is a better one than someone no one has heard of. Seriously, how many other gay men, no matter how long they have been out, have come out on the cover of People? Like it or not, he and Reichen are two of the most well-known and widely known gay men in today's pop culture.
LabRatt | 2011-05-09 21:51

I totally diagree with you labratt. Just because someone uses the media to promote themselves and has the ability and the visablity to do so, does not merit this award. I also did not know who Barrett was and wasvery happy to find out that he has done what he did. He needs the exposure that this award would furnish. Bring the deserving into the light and stop reinforcing the mediocre and talentless media whores of our generation. I am sick of them and the media that shoves them in my face.
Robby | 2011-05-09 21:51

This just goes to show how idiotic and out of touch HRC is. There the respectable fags every politician invites to dinner so they can say "Oh yeah, I just love the gays!" Giving an award to Lance Bass is like giving Paris Hilton an award for showing up at the opening of a letter. The only reason he is getting the attention he is getting is because he and his boyfriend are preety and white, not because either of them have actually accomplished anything that has truly improved anyone elses lives. He's preety and HRC has said "oooh, he will look great at all the gala's and print ad's". Lance said "i'm gay" after it was nice and safe to do so, and while there is nothing wrong with that in and of itself, it sure as hell does not deserve to be fawned over and issued awards. I am not really upset with lance as much as I am with the LGBTQ people and organizations that are doing this crap. There is more to our existence and struggles than pandering to demographics. We should be handing out awards to people who have done things tangible, not who just show up.
Brandon Humphries | 2011-05-09 21:51

Yawn. The HRC Visibility Award is not really a pressing issue and I don't see why it merits attention even here. Not even for HRC. It's just a way for HRC to gain media coverage outside the GLBT community. Duh. Since we, the pink mafia, know what's going on, are should, standing and gawking at this silliness is a waste of time, please keep moving, nothing going on here.

I do agree that the HRC leaves a lot to be desired and has questionable effectiveness as an organization, however.
telefine | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Lucky Vanous
Jim comes through again with today's Slap, actor Lucky Vanous.

Not as Brazilian as Jim's other suggestions, Lucky is just as hot. He has that perfect amount of fur - and what a body! He appears to be best known for his role on All My Children. Does that sound right? Other than that, he mostly seems to be going from one guest spot to another on popular shows like Will & Grace and Two and a Half Men.

He also has a video out called Lucky Vanous: The Ultimate Fat Burning Workout - it's from 1994, but I assume he looks good in it...

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He's 45 now and still yummy. Ex-US Army Ranger and Special Forces gets a special salute....Woof.
Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | 2011-05-09 21:51

We have our October leader!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Just give me the October Slap of the Month ballot right now. no one will be able to beat Lucky.
John Brett | 2011-05-09 21:51

He now owns a little restaurant on Hollywood Blvd called Lucky Devils that's supposed to be good. Famous for its shakes.
wes | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Desperate Hotties
In case you missed it last night, there's a new hottie on Desperate Housewives:

He's Edie's nephew and apparently he'll be "visiting" for a few weeks.

Oh - I should mention his name is Josh Henderson.

Slap! - Scott Wolf
Today's Slap, Scott Wolf, is probably best known for his role as Bailey Salinger in Party of Five. He also played in The Evening Star, where several of the nice pics after the jump are from.

My favorite role for Scott, however, was as Chuck Gieg in White Squall. I couldn't find many pics from White Squall, but suffice it to say that there's LOTS of nice eye candy - from Scott Wolf and former Slap Ryan Phillippe to Jeff Bridges, who, I think, will be an upcoming Slap himself.

Lately, he's been hanging around in Everwood and he was in the series premiere of The Nine. I can't tell - and I didn't watch - if he's going to be a series regular in The Nine. Did anyone catch it?

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Great SLAP! Don't forget, Scott also played Gay in the late 90's movie "GO" next to Jay Mohr.
Robert | 2011-05-09 21:51

He is indeed a regular on the series. He plays a Doctor who is one of the NINE. Interesting that he is playing a Dr....Matthew Fox is playing a Dr....and their shows are back to back :)
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

OMG... is there a photo he doesn't look great in!! well... maybe the 'geek in oversize glasses' one. 'course, I had to look 3x before I realized he was wearing glasses ;-)
gad1n10 | 2011-05-09 21:51

A clip of Scottie acting as a gay dude in Go:
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

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