ABOVE: Fly the friendly thighs.
ABOVE: Fly the friendly thighs.
Above: Jonathan Bennett, the now-out gay actor from Mean Girls, shows some fashionable patriotism.
Image via It's FAB w/ MK
Podcast It's FAB w/ MK features Star Trek gossip & Jonathan Bennett interview.
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You know him as Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls (2004), the Citizen Kane of movies with which SNL alums had anything to do. But since I spent 14 years as a teen-magazine editor, I also remember him as an unconvincingly blond Bo Duke in Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007), only because that's the set on which I first met him, an interview for which Bennett graciously hosted me in his trailer, even changing in front of me. God bless. That's more than Zac Efron ever did for me, and it almost helped Bennett land the four-page poster in my magazine that he charmingly, openly coveted—almost, but we probably just gave another one to Jesse McCartney or someone.
Since then, I really wanted Bennett for an aborted stage version of my novel Boy Culture (he tweeted polite acknowledgment) and he made my blog's list of History's Hottest Movie Actors.
Now, starting January 25, Bennett is joining VH-1's basketball-themed Hit the Floor, playing Lucas, a dashing sports agent who threatens to intrude upon the love story unfolding between Los Angeles Devils star Zero (Adam Senn) and fellow sports agent Jude (Brent Antonello).
Check out a scene from the show above—and then we can “get to hammering.”
Lucas is so clueless he doesn't even get it at first when Jude hits on him, but let's just say that Lucas is a fast learner.
Keep reading for my chat with Bennett, in which I ask him about dance stuff, acting stuff and gay stuff ...
My future boyfriend Jonathan Bennett broke 2 ribs. Thanks, Bette Midler.
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Julianne Hough casually mentioned on TV that DWTS competitor Jonathan Bennett is gay, in the context of an anecdote about how he once tweeted her a compliment on her butt.
This will, of course, lead to the usual reality-ignoring arguments that people shouldn't care who's gay, shouldn't say anyone's gay if they're not out, and that it counts that he's out because some blogs have said so and he is living his life as a gay man.
In fact, Bennett is not openly gay. He is not out. But Hough rather innocently outed him, because he's glass-closeted at best. Will be interesting to see if he ever addresses it, possibly even using it as part of a package shot during an upcoming episode of the show.
Hot Or Not (a fun site I frankly didn't realize was still around!) apparently quizzed its users on the hottest gay celebs and came up with a rather diverse, gender-egalitarian list.
One thing that caught my eye: The highest-ranking guy in the Top 10 isn't even officially out—Jonathan Bennett, a long-time crush of mine. Oh, and Chris Colfer is hotter than Matt Bomer, so try and remember that.
Full list after the jump...