Summer's Hottest Hotties

No, I did not fall off the face of the earth! My dad and sister were visiting from Pennsylvania. It was so amazing to have them here spend some quality time with them. Special shout out to my little sister, Courtney. Today is her 26th birthday! Stop by the Facebook page and wish her a happy birthday! We actually had some cooler weather for their visit, but recently it has been hot, humid, and miserable here in Western MI. There is nothing I like to do better on an unbearably humid day than to pick up my favorite flicks starring my favorite guys and hunker down in the AC with a bowl of popcorn. Now that we are halfway through the summer I'd like to share my favorite hotties.

Age: 45         
Country of Origin: England    
Status: Married to actress Rachel Weisz
Movie Pick: Skyfall and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Skyfall synopsis:
007 (Daniel Craig) becomes M's only ally as MI6 comes under attack, and a mysterious new villain emerges with a diabolical plan. James Bond's latest mission has gone horribly awry, resulting in the exposure of several undercover agents, and an all-out attack on M16. Meanwhile, as M (Judi Dench) plans to relocate the agency, emerging Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) raises concerns about her competence while attempting to usurp her position, and Q (Ben Whishaw) becomes a crucial ally. Now the only person who can restore M's reputation is 007. Operating in the dark with only field agent Eve (Naomie Harris) to guide him, the world's top secret agent works to root out an enigmatic criminal mastermind named Silva (Javier Bardem) as a major storm brews on the horizon. Albert Finney also stars in the 23rd installment of the long-running spy series.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo synopsis:
A discredited journalist (Daniel Craig) and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder in this David Fincher-directed remake of the 2009 Swedish thriller of the same name. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way as the two leads (Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara) are briefed in the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, whose uncle suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family. The deeper they dig for the truth, however, the greater the risk of being buried alive by members of the family, who will go to great lengths to keep their secrets tightly sealed.

Any girl could stare into those baby blues all day long. Daniel Craig has such a range I couldn't just pick one movie. I love him as James Bond. Who doesn't love a ruggedly handsome man kicking butt in a tux. Skyfall had a great script and a great cast of characters (Javier Bardem rocks in this movie!). There is plenty of action for the guys, lots of eye candy for the girls, and a great story for both. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was just a crazy movie (I'm reading the book now)! Although this movie is also action packed it was more of a thriller than a Bond-esque action movie. His character is very intellectual and savvy. Daniel Craig is under contract to do two more Bond movies and the two more Dragon Tattoo movies (The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest). I'm excited I'll get to see him again in my favorite roles!

Age: 44
Country of Origin: America
Status: Married since 2001
Movie Pick: Identity Thief

Identity Thief synopsis:
An accounts representative embarks on a frantic quest to reclaim his identity from the Orlando thief who stole it and destroyed his credit by embarking on a massive spending spree in this comedy starring Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Horrible Bosses) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids). Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Bateman) has a problem. A Denver family man who's always been responsible with his personal finances, he is shocked to learn that his credit score is in shambles. But it gets worse -- if he can't clear his name in a week, the mix-up could very well cost him his job. Fortunately Sandy is in luck; after the unrepentant Florida fraudster (McCarthy) who stole his identity causes a stir in a club and misses her court date, Sandy is arrested and promptly released when detectives request a mug shot, and realize their mistake. When the police refuse to offer any help, Sandy realizes that his only choice is to catch the imposter himself and bring her back to Denver to face justice. Unfortunately, this wily thief isn't going down without a fight, and with a grizzled skip tracer (Robert Patrick) and a pair of vicious gangsters (Génesis Rodríguez and T.I.) determined to get the fake Sandy first, every step along the way will be a struggle

Totally random crush, right? But I find him so attractive! I love that he looks like a normal guy and often plays normal guy characters. I loved watching him on reruns of The Hogan Family, Arrested Development is halarious, and I am so excited he has been getting so many main stream movie roles (Horrible Bosses, Juno, Couple's Retreat, Hancock, The Change Up, etc.) I'm pretty sure if I was older when he was a teen star I would have had his poster on my bedroom wall.

Age: 42
Country of Origin: Scotland
Status: Married since 1995
Movie Pick: Long Way Round and Long Way Down

Teach me Obi-Wan! I can't get enough of Ewan's cute smile and Scottish accent. Long Way Round and Long Way Down aren't movies, but rather docu-series that Ewan did with his best friend, Charley Boorman, in 2004 and 2007. The series chronicles the friends traveling from Europe to the US (Long Way Round) and from Scotland to South Africa (Long Way Down) on motorcycle! These series make for some really funny, heartfelt, and extraordinary moments - and you get to see Ewan McGregor as himself!

: 28
Country of Origin: England
Status: Dating and lives with actress Ruda Gedmintas
Movie Pick: Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding synopsis:
As the preparations for her lavish country wedding get underway, young bride-to-be Dolly Thatcham (Felicity Jones) reunites with her former lover Joseph (Luke Treadaway), and begins to have second thoughts about her impending nuptials. England, 1932: Dolly's family has assembled at a sprawling country manor to see her tie the knot when Joseph shows up unexpectedly. The previous summer, Joseph and Dolly experienced rapture in one another's arms, and as the hour of her wedding approaches, old passions are reignited. Meanwhile, Dolly's mother (Elizabeth McGovern) remains determined to ensure that the ceremony transpires without incident. As the temptation to run away with Joseph grows, Dolly must choose between a stable future with her devoted fiancé or a life less ordinary with the man who swept her off her feet

I discovered Luke Treadaway and Cheerful Weather for the Wedding on a flight from Munich to Chicago. This is a British movie with some really cute British humor. You really have to pay attention to humorous nuances of this movie. This movie tells the story of young love and choosing between your head and your heart. I loved the story and I love Luke Treadaway (another yummy Brit)! Who doesn't love a guy with freckles?

Age: 26
Country of Origin: Scotland
Status: Dating and lives with his girlfriend of 8 years

Ok, so Andy Murray is NOT an actor, but he is the hottest guy this summer and you can catch him on TV a lot! I've already watched him win the Aegon Championships and Wimbledon  this summer! Andy is athletic, humble, and hard working - what a combo! I can't wait to watch him in the Roger's Cup (only 10 days away!) and the US Open in August! Tournaments are usually televised on the Tennis Channel and ESPN. Even if you don't like tennis, I suggest you check it out. ;)

Share your picks for Summer's Hottest Hotties in the comments or over on Facebook!

Happy Birthday to this little pipsqueak! She's 26 today!

Me (left) and my sis enjoying our time together! We've come along way, baby...


  1. Let's see when I was your age, my tv hotties were in no particular order;
    Richard Gere, Don Johnson, Mark Harmon, Matthew McConaughey and Chipper Jones(Atlanta Braves) & Jason Taylor(Miami Dolphins).................
    There are none today, heart, thoughts and soul belongs to the one that sits & sleeps beside me :-)

  2. I've always thought Ewan is really attractive!