14 posts categorized "JONATHAN BENNETT"

Jan 22 2016
Hammering Jonathan Bennett: My Chat With The MEAN GIRLS Star On Being A Gay Homewrecker, A Cake Warrior & The Ultimate Cute Boy In School Comments (0)

Jonathan-Bennett-gayBennett as Lucas, who will steal your boyfriend, on Hit the Floor

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.

I325761Bennett went blond and Randy Wayne went brunet for Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007).

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 Judezero11dashing 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).

Jude & Zero  Images

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.

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Keep reading for my chat with Bennett, in which I ask him about dance stuff, acting stuff and gay stuff ...

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Nov 28 2014
Need To Know: Break Dancing + Noun, Verb, Racism + Rice Beats Rap + Glad They Weren't Called Cumbersnatches + MORE! Comments (0)

Jonathan-BennettNot enough wind beneath his wings

*widget boy cultureMy future boyfriend Jonathan Bennett broke 2 ribs. Thanks, Bette Midler.

*widget boy cultureThis book did not win a Lambda Literary Award.

*widget boy cultureRudy Giuliani sounds like a Klansman at this point.

*widget boy cultureRed State's Ben Howe, a proud bully, pours acid on Michael Brown wound.

*widget boy cultureWilson's freedom was a lock following D.A. & police errors.

*widget boy cultureThe cops who blew away 12yo didn't administer first aid after he went down.

*widget boy cultureFed judge decides Goodell's a liar, Ray Rice gets to play.

*widget boy cultureBenedict Cumberbatch dresses down his Cumberbitches.

MunchkinBitches be like...

*widget boy cultureMunchkin the Shih Tzu does runway.

*widget boy cultureCheerful Madonna and fam in Malawi. Eat shit, Joyce Banda.

*widget boy cultureIs Madonna dating tenor Jonas Kaufmann?

F*widget boy cultureorida going after the gays—again.

*widget boy culture29-year-old Real World star has died.

*widget boy cultureDO NOT CLICK HERE...if you hate men in jockstraps. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy culturePost-Thanksgiving laugh from 2013 never gets old.

*widget boy cultureWas Shia LaBeouf really raped? For art?

*widget boy cultureStar Wars: The Force Awakens trailer after the jump...

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Sep 19 2014
Take It From Big-Mouth: Jonathan Bennett Is Gay Comments (0)

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.

Jun 26 2014
10 Hottest Gay Stars By Hot Or Not Users Comments (0)

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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...

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Apr 30 2014
Raise Your Hand If You Have Ever Been Personally Victimized By Regina George: #MeanGirls10thAnniversary Comments (0)


When Mean Girls was being filmed, I had already worked with Lindsay Lohan a few times in my role as EIC of a popular teen-entertainment magazine, so it was a given that we'd go to the set. I sent one of my editors, who spent a grueling day in a classroom before getting the Method Acting mean girl herself. After their interaction, they posed for a picture, which the studio returned to us some time later with Lindsay and the background beautifully retouched—and my naturally lovely co-worker untouched.

The Plastics had won again.


When the movie came out, its male lead Jonathan Bennett came to our offices and was interviewed by yet another editor under me. I was out of the office for most of it, making it back just in time to meet and greet him. Impossibly, I did not get a photo with him, even though he was (1) one of the rare guys we covered who was of legal age, (2) totally my type, and (3) supernice. I would later meet him again while he was a blond for that Dukes DVD movie. In his trailer, he casually stripped to underwear in front of me before we did our interview, which was the equivalent of handing me cash to ensure I'd write nice things about him. He needn't have; I was and am a fan of his movie-star looks. (He cutely asked if my magazine could devote a mega-poster to him, not for himself, but because his mom had always wanted one.)


But back to the matter at hand:

Mean Girls, like Heathers and Clueless (to list just the most prominent and worthy predecessors), wound up being a totally, fantastically funny movie, a genre flick that re-invented or at least seriously livened up the genre, and one that crossed over to a wide audience. Its influence has only grown over time. Who on this earth has not tried to make “fetch” happen from time to time?

Now that we're at the 10-year anniversary, it's time to indulge. For starters, when you're not posting quotes from the movie on Twitter, check out this podcast (the movie can be seen on Netflix Instant Watch today), take this poll, and for sure devour this collection of “best shots” from the film.

And you better fucking be wearing pink today.