Whatta Man Monday — Sexy Man Scandal Edition

So…there is an uprising brewing, have you heard?


According to several articles, as well as a Facebook page dedicated to the cause, Ryan Gosling fans are none too happy about Bradley Cooper’s recent crowning of the People’s Sexiest Man title.


I have to say–I DO agree that for all intents and purposes, it seemed to be Ryan Gosling’s year.  Crazy Stupid Love?  Amazing.  Drive?  Ummm…interesting.  And that fight he broke up in NYC–how cool is that?  (although I have to question his choice of clothing at the time.  Manpris?)


I realize that we just featured Bradley Cooper a few weeks ago, but in light of the recent scandi, I felt the need to pit him against Ryan.  Did People Magazine get it right or wrong?  Let’s review:


Remember The Rules:

Read through the points about both of our featured favorites and carefully weigh the pros and cons. This is an important decision, after all. Then, sound off. Which is YOUR favorite? The winner will be announced at the end of the week and crowned Whatta Man of the Week.



Both are attractive men, yes?  (although I do have a strong favorite)


Since it’s Monday and  I assume most of you have a week of cleaning and cooking ahead, let’s compare the men sans shirts.  We deserve it.


Well, what do you know… my day is already feeling a bit brighter.  Weird.


Did you know that both men have been on the cover of GQ?  Yep, totally have.



Well hello Ryan, you look nice and silvery today.  Hello Bradley, nice….hair?  Sigh.  I don’t know if I can keep up this farce of impartialness.  Moving on.


Did you know that both men have gotten their cougar on?



Well, yes there they are with their former cougar lovahs.  Both pretty adorable, although I do have to question the hairstyle choices of both the ladies. All in all though, pretty cute cougar couples.


I know what you’re thinking–but how do the men fare in sexy black and white?  Well I’m so very glad that you asked.



Ryan’s got that sexy, “Hey ladies, I’m making a smoldering gaze in your direction while I stand next to a fence or maybe it’s a volleyball net but regardless, don’t these shadow lines on my face look hot?”


Bradley on the other hand is all, “Hey guys, anyone got a headband or scruchi I can borrow?”


To be fair, both men have had their bad moments.


Is it just me or does Ryan look a bit like David Arquette in that picture?  Bradley on the other hand…looks like someone who kills people.  And stores their heads in his refrigerator.


Since it’s Monday and I can’t bring myself to end this post on a bad note, let’s do one more VERY IMPORTANT comparison.  The Vest Test.




Why hello sirs, your vests are quite lovely.  Is there room for me to snuggle up in there?


Dude.  Totes inapprope.  Sorry.


Now I want to know–who is your favorite?  Can’t wait to tally up the votes at the end of the week!!


Have a happy Monday!!

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  1. 1
    Kristi says:

    Ryan all the way! Bradley Cooper is okay I guess. But it always looks like he has a little smirk going on that I don’t find attractive. If you REALLY want a competition, put Ryan Gosling up against Ryan Reynolds. Then I would have some serious thinking to do. Thanks for the eye candy so early this morning! Makes going to work a little better!

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    Sherri Cameron says:

    oh my. It’s Monday morning, I can’t be expected to make a decision like this so early. But-if I have to choose, I must say that Bradley Cooper is the winner for me. (Ryan is a close second though)

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    farrah a says:

    honestly NEITHER.
    but based on posted pix alone…ryan won by two pictures.

  4. 4
    Jasmine Ford says:

    Ryan all the way!!

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    Pamela Taylor says:

    Team Ryan!!!!!

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    KellyR says:

    I almost went with Ryan until I got to the David Arquette picture. Now, I’m definitely going with Bradley Cooper.

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    Marci Johnson says:


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    Samantha says:

    Ryan is cuter and a better actor, in my opinion. I can never forgive Bradley for his awful, cheating, lying character in He’s Just Not That in to You.

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    Liane R says:

    Bradley. Sans Shirt! Yes!!!

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    Nephy says:


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    Lindsay says:

    Sticking with my earlier Brad vote and going with Mr. Cooper.

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    Samantha says:

    I love Bradley Cooper! BUT! Ryan is amazingly attractive and he’s been in some really good movies this year. So my vote goes to Ryan!

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    Tierney says:

    Bradley Cooper hands down. In my book he would win any match-up.

  14. 14

    Totally have to go with Bradley Cooper. Did you know he speaks fluent French? *swoon*

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    Amy S. says:

    I just saw Crazy Stupid Love this weekend. O.M.G! When Ryan takes off his shirt for the Dirty Dancing bit, I almost fainted. The picture above with him shirtless does not do justice to the glistening hard body that he has. So freaking hot!

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    Emily says:

    Ryan! How is this a question?

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    Rebecca says:

    Ryan, of course!

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    Jessica D says:

    This is really hard…. but I think I have to go with Bradley….. I mean heck I wouldn’t turn down either… but there is a mischief in Brad’s eyes that makes me all giggly inside.

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    Maria says:

    Bradley does it for me:)

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    LB says:

    Impossible to choose between two absolutely perfect specimens of manhood. That is if you’re into pretty boys, which I totally am….Also, looking at the pics side by side, they could almost be brothers. Very similar look. A great way to start the week for sure. :)

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    Desiree says:

    Did you just feel that? That was the Gosquake! Ryan Gosling…for sure!

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    Katie C. says:

    Your comments were hilarious! I agree with you all the way….Ryan without a doubt. Bradley is trying way too hard while Ryan just does it naturally. Not to mention Bradley’s nasty arm tattoo and inverted neck…..

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    Amy says:

    Id say Ryan, I love Bradly too but I grew up crushing on Ryan back on breaker high plus hes my generation and hes a fellow canadian! And who didnt fall in love with him in the note book, he gives me shivers! But if it was bradley cooper against another guy Id probably agree because he is devilishly sexy

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    leighann says:

    totally brad

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    april says:

    Ryan is smokin! Forget Cooper…Three cheers for Ryan!!

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    lisa says:

    uhhh, Ryan obviously. I wasn’t gonna vote but then I saw all those people accidentally typing Bradly and had to help right the wrong!

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    Renee says:

    They both got it goin’ on, but I’d say Ryan because he seems like he is a cooler person. Bradley seems a little more of a player, and Ryan seems like he would make you feel like you are the only girl in the world or something. Also, he is a little hotter.

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    Heather says:

    Us Canucks have to stick together. Go Ryan!!! he can park his slippers by my bed any day ;)

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    Jessica C says:

    RYAN, hands down. He will win pretty much any matchup from here to eternity. Well, maybe not if Alex O’Loughlin or Joe Manganiello are involved, but still. Droool.

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    Stephanie says:

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but : Ryan. I am totally a loyal person, and was prepared to say Cooper no matter what (fan since Alias) but this photographic evidence is very hard to deny.

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    Jessica C says:

    Also, can I put in a request that at the start of each week’s post, you list the winner of the previous week’s whatta man matchup?

  33. 33

    Ryan. I’m so not a fan of Bradley Cooper at all.

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    Lana says:

    Ryan’s looks are too boyish for me, apart from sans shirt of course, I’m very partial to Bradley…yummy!

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    Tammy T says:

    Bradley….no doubt about it.

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    Laura says:


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    Laura H. says:

    Ryan! Totally! I watched Crazy, Stupid, Love this weekend. Yum!

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    Angie says:

    Ryan, no question. Bradley’s weasel-ish.

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    Leslie says:


    I was so upset to see Brad as SMA. Not even close. Ryan was robbed!

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    Aggie says:

    Ryan!! Hands down…not even a contest!

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    Tina says:

    I have to call this one a draw. It’s just not fair to beat up my brain trying to decide between them when I could be spending my time drooling over both of them.

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    Tiana says:

    Bradley Cooper! I have always thought he was sexy!

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    Susan says:

    Ryan, most definitely. I just watched Fracture (again). Oh my! Those looks coupled with a very believable Southern accent. He reminds me so much of my high school crush!

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    Victoria R says:

    Does there really have to be a winner and a loser? I mean, really? If I had to choose, I would go with Bradley Cooper. He has the edge because I love his charisma.

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    Melissa says:


    & WHEN do we find out who wins?! I’ve NEVER gotten the one that says who won! :(

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    Erin F. says:

    Ryan!!! No question about it!

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    Beth says:

    Even if I squint ,I simply can not see the attraction in this Ryan guy…? At all.
    That hottie you call Mr. Cooper with those eyes and bad boy smirk is by far ,hands down , no contest, the winner !
    Not even close are you kidding me?

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    Sarah says:

    Mr. Cooper. All. The. Way. Can’t get past the eyes. I just can’t. And Face in A-Team? Mmmmmmmm. Wiping the drool off my chin as I type this. Might have to clean off the keyboard now.

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    SHERRY J says:


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    Lindsay B says:

    Ummmm……just the fact that he played the sweetest guy ever (aka Noah in the Notebook) means he wins handsdown-no contest- and thats not even adding in the fact that he is flippin adorbs!!! Ryan Gosling *sighs*

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    Victoria V says:

    I gotta go with Ryan Gosling. I was expecting him to named because of how popular he’s been lately. Not to mention he is mighty fine. Nothing against Bradley Cooper, but I think Ryan is muuuuuuch cuter. (Although Bradley looks better with shorter hair, IMO.)

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    Stephanie says:

    Ryan HANDS DOWN. Bradley doesn’t even hold the same court. So yeah…thanks for all these amazing pictures of Ryan….*dreamy sigh* :-D

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    Tammy says:

    Team Ryan 100% !!!!! Bradley has nice blue eyes but that is about it for me.

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    Ryan and I especially like that Ryan Gosling website that starts “hey girl . . . ” and then makes some weird feminism remark on top of an awesome picture of him :)


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