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Hall of Fame. Hall of Shame.

Thursday, February 3, 2011 @ 04:02 PM
Author: Lincee

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine had a fabulous idea for my website.  I’ve always concluded my recaps with “I’m all about the shame, not the fame” since I began writing in 2003 and it’s unofficially become my sign-off.  Why not have a Hall of Fame and a Hall of Shame section that features the swoon-worthy and chachtastic men that often find their way onto IHGB?

I was on board before the train took off.  And let me tell you…the research that I’ve been doing these last few days has been hard work.  One can become a bit distracted when sifting through pages and  pages of rippling muscles, mesmerizing gazes, sly grins and abs that are just asking for someone to bounce a quarter off of them.

But I pressed on.  After combing through every single one of my past posts and conducting a small, yet scientific poll among friends and family members who truly know me, I’ve compiled a pretty impressive list of Hall of Fame worthy candidates.

It’s a gift.  Truly.

Since I don’t have enough money to add a cute little “HALL” tab at the top of the website, I’ll be posting in the “Now Playing” section since most of these guys can be found on your TV, your iPod, the movie screen, the Broadway stage or my scrolling screen saver.  However, I will start a photo album on Facebook where you can go and gaze at your heart’s content any time you want.  With each new Hall posts, I’ll just keep adding to the album.  It will probably crash the Facebook servers, but I’m sure Mark Zuckerberg will thank me for finding a glitch in his billion dollar system.

Since my list of candidates is roughly three Word document pages with color-coded bullets, I’m going to induct them in small portions.  As always, I’m willing to research anyone (and I mean ANYONE) you feel needs to be considered for either Hall…hot or chach.  Simply comment in the current post or drop me an email.  Feel free to include photos, social media handles, relationship status and phone number of those nominated for Hall of Fame only.

So it is without further ado that I introduce you to the inaugural Hall of Fame class!


Like an oscillating fan in hell, Chris Harrison has always been a breath of fresh air while watching The Bachelor. He’s charming. He’s witty. He’s smooth. And he will always be Our Host.


He’s a host, narrator and Ford pimp. And he’s darling when he’s dirty. That’s why we love Mike Rowe.


Someone once told me there are no words to describe Ryan Reynolds.

Hot. There’s a word.  Charming.  There’s another one.  Smart.  Perfect comedic timing. Believable on-screen chemistry.  Heaven help me abs, shoulders, arms and back.  Chiseled.  I hear he loves his Mama.  Tall.  Funny.  Hot.

Most of you know this guy.  He was the one who gave me this idea.  It would be rude not to include him in the coveted Hall of Fame.  It has nothing to do with the fact that he lost a bet and was therefore forced by the unflinchingly rigid laws of the gentleman’s wager to hand over the infamous “early days of underwear modeling” photo and I take great satisfaction in posting said photo as many times as possible before he plots equally embarrassing ways to get me back but we both know that won’t ever happen because half-naked will forever trump anything he may or may not have planned for my revenge.

Feel free to make suggestions in the comment section for the next induction.  And don’t forget to check out my website for Hall of Fame AND Shame inductees.  Congratulations guys!

81 Responses to “Hall of Fame. Hall of Shame.”

  1. Jess says:

    Mmm…Ryan Reynolds is in my Top Five for sure. With Alex O’Loughlin, Joe Manganiello, Gerard Butler, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

    They are all candidates for FAME. The first four are permanently on my list, and the 5th spot fluctuates, but JDM always finds his way back.

  2. AggieFan says:

    Some Guy in Austin sooooo deserves to be here. Thank you Lincee….one of the hottest REAL guys I’ve seen in a looooong time. But I must say I prefer the “now” picture of him better….he’s beautiful…

  3. Mallory says:

    Yeah, Jake “Douche from Denton” Pavelka was definitely the first name that popped in my head for Hall of Shame!

    Followed closely by Jesse Csincsak at #2.

  4. Mallory says:

    Oh, also meant to say that I LOOOVE that DP is on this first Fame list! LOVE IT!

  5. ChrissyP says:

    I nominate Viggo Mortensen — for instance, check him out in “A Walk on the Moon” with Diane Lane. So HOT!! Plus an artist and poet….

  6. Brandy says:

    I am so glad you listed Mike Rowe! I hate to say this, but Mike Rowe might even trump OHCH in hotness. Let’s face it, Hare probably couldn’t pull off Dirty Jobs – at least the kind of jobs that Mike Rowe does. So, Mike Rowe wins!

    Also, you could list Hotter Than Crap Brad – the hot part is listed in his name (HTC). He is borderline between hot and chach though. Maybe just a picture of his chest. That would remove the chach part. :)

  7. Brandy says:

    Oh forgot to say, perfect chach – Jake! He proved that when he picked Vienna!

  8. Kim says:

    OK, I love that you added some guy in there. I am happily married, and I often wonder why he is NOT!!

    I love Alex O’Laughlin as well. Also, what about Richard Gere in his earlier days! I think there needs to be guys from back when that deserve to be mentioned. Also, what about Prince William, he is cute and a gentleman.

    I also agree that Jake goes up there on top! Maybe that star athlete that Michelle had an affair with??

    Love the idea!! I will research and add more later.

  9. Kim says:

    What about Channing Tatum? He is hot and young!

  10. Lincee says:

    All wonderful nominations. Alex O’Laughlin will definitely be making an appearance in the Hall. Hawaii 5-HEY OH!!!!!

  11. Dee says:

    Awesome idea! But your list is missing our favorite werewolf. Team Jacob!

  12. dancingqueen says:

    Ryan Reynolds was the first guy to pop into my head. Thanks for including him. Hmmm…..so many hot guys out there. What about Mark Wahlberg? Jake Gyllenhall?

  13. Emily says:

    Great Idea, Lincee!

    My votes for the Fame:
    Ian Somerhalder
    Vampire Eric
    Kiptyn’s abs
    Chuck Bass

    Shame:
    Jason Mesnick

    More to come..stay tuned…

  14. Brittany says:

    I would like to nominate an up-and-coming hottie – Henry Cavill. Just google image and smile. He is going to be the new Superman. SWOON.

  15. Midwesterner says:

    Your website just keeps getting more entertaining!

    For FAME, I like:
    Jackson Rathbone–Edward and Jacob get all the glory, but Jasper is my pick.
    Matthew Gray Gubler–The geeky FBI agent on Criminal Minds. There’s nothing like a lovable geek.

  16. Oh Lincee, Lincee, Lincee….a bet is a bet, I suppose and I guess I’m in good company. I’m still plotting my revenge. Thanks for the induction…I think. DP

  17. americanincanada says:

    I sure hope you’re not going to overlook Chris Pine. Lord have mercy ~ I didn’t know they were still makin em like that. He is just all kinds of yummy. Oh, and good call on including Some Guy. Not that he needs the encouragement or publicity, but he is getting better with age.

  18. Juno says:

    OMG – did HWMNBN so redeem himself via the Bachelor Pad that no one even thinks to…well, mention his name….for the Hall of Shame? My, how worms can turn around here :)

  19. Dianne says:

    Please, please, please don’t forget Johnny..he was your “All I Want For Christmas” selection..

  20. JennyToo says:

    Let’s get some of the older hotties on the list! I’m nominating Ed Harris.

  21. Robbie says:

    I halt all activities when the “Mayhem” guy treats me to one of his clever commercials. MMMmmmm….he’s delicious!

  22. Jenny says:

    I’m nominating the following for Hall of Shame:
    Jake Pavelka (“King Chach”)
    Angry Dave
    HWMNBN
    Mesnick

    The boyfriend reading over my shoulder would like to throw in Kim Jong Il and Osama bin Laden.

    I agree with all the above Fame mentions (especially Vampire Eric and Kiptyn’s abs)!

  23. Wiz says:

    How has the Weatherman not been mentioned for Hall of Shame!?!

  24. HayleyHB says:

    Weatherman? Wasn’t he demoted to weatherboy!!! I second the nomination!
    Thanks Lincee!!! It’s cold out there and I think this will help warm things up!!!
    How’s it going getting Mike Rowe as the next Bachelor- That is the BEST photo of him!

  25. HayleyHB says:

    Has Some Guy considered posting his photo on Ellen’s bad paid for photos, or if you ever need revenge again…

  26. April says:

    I agree with Emily – the Hall of Fame needs Ian Somerhalder. He is smokin’ hot AND he loves puppies. Sigh. Of course, you will never add RPatz, I know but I have to at least suggest it.

    If you would like to add several “real men” to the chach list, I recommend you visit the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, Ms. Every guy there is all about tribal arm band tattoos, Ed Hardy and spiky hair.

  27. Jen says:

    I totally agree with Emily and April on Ian Somerhalder. I also agree with Vampire Eric, Kiptyn’s abs, and Viggo Mortensen.

    How about Johnny Depp? He’s my number 1 pick!

    My hall of Shame noms go to:
    1) Jon Gosselin of Jon and Kate plus 8…while we’re at it, we could thrown Kate in there, too.
    2) Vampire Edward (I’m just so over him)
    3) Jake “The D-bag from Denton” Pavelka, obviously

  28. Cosmo says:

    Ok, I love all your hall of fame inductee’s, and I thought that I had kept up with most of your blog for the past few years, but I am lost as to this whole “some guy in Austin” thing. Could someone give me the heads up on what that is??

    Love all the suggestions for shame and fame guys. My top choice for fame would have to be Matthew McConaughey….and hall of Shame, how could it not be Charlie Sheen???

  29. JennyToo says:

    Hall of Shame: Charlie Sheen

    Ew. Ew.

    Also, agree with Jen about Jon Gosselin…triple Ew.

  30. JennyToo says:

    Cosmo: Apparently great minds not only think alike, but at the exact same time!

  31. Holly go lightly says:

    Well, my brother used to date a nurse who worked in the ER and the nursing staff had a Wall of Shame that included items retrieved from patients’ various orifices. Nuff said?

  32. Brandy says:

    I think another good Hall of Shamer would have to be Justin Rego – wrestler dude from Ali’s season.

  33. dancingqueen says:

    I see some have already mentioned him-Alexander Skaarsgard for sure. Also, I couldn’t make up my mind which Criminal Minds man to nominate so I will go with all of them. Matthew, Shemar, Thomas, and Joe.

  34. dancingqueen says:

    Oh and Jesse James for Hall of Shame.

  35. Magda says:

    At some point you have to include Nathan Fillian. Maybe you can even get a screen capture out of the movie Serenity (or it might have been an episode of Firefly) where he’s completely naked. CUTEST, roundest butt ever.

  36. Midwesterner says:

    Dancingqueen, I mentioned Matthew (Criminal Minds), but I forgot Shemar Moore! Great idea!

  37. AC says:

    Hall of shame so far this season: the ABC intern who is in charge of the Hawaiian Tropic coconut oil and prepping Brad for pool scenes, who has appeared to be on a season-long smoke break.

  38. DD says:

    April, go to http://guyinaustin.blogspot.com he writes a blog about the show and he’s pretty entertaining!

  39. Liana says:

    I know I may be dating myself, but for Hall of Fame how about Ian McKee, Meredith’s pick in the second Bachelorette season. He was Hot,

    For Hall of Shame I have to go with the majority and say Jake Pavelka

    Thanks Lincee for including DP in the Hall of Fame. He so deserves it.

  40. Pat says:

    Fame: LOVE me some Shemar Moore. But how could nobody mention John Krasinski/Jim Halpert? Love him! Anybody out there watch daytime soaps, because there are some truly HOT guys, especially on General Hospital. Love me some Ingo Rademacher or Steve Burton! As for Shame, Charlie Sheen tops the list! Also Ben Roethlesberger!!! Go Packers!

  41. Mallory says:

    Fame recommendations:

    don’t know if the deceased can be nominated but HEATH LEDGER!!! Hot, humble, was so sweet to Michelle when they were together, loving father, and taken from the world all too soon. And the accent, don’t forget the accent!

    Carlos Bocanegra – let’s just say, as part of a runnig joke in my family, he was my World Cup boyfriend

    Reid Rosenthal

    Christopher Meloni – Elliott Stabler is the hottest TV cop EVER

    Also agree with the Prince William and Jake Gyllenhaal suggestions.

  42. karen says:

    Fame-Bradley Cooper, just adorable
    Shame-Tiger Woods,

  43. karen says:

    oh how could i forget
    Giles Marini, his tango with Cheryl on Dancing with the Stars was the sexiest thing ever!

  44. Jeanne says:

    Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Awards – two Bonds – Sean Connery and Daniel Craig and one hot Texan – King George Strait

    Also nominating for the Hall of Fame – Ronnie Dunn

    Hall of Shame: All the guys on Jersey Shore – Yuck!

  45. Laura says:

    Ryan Reynolds?!?! Oh my!! Anyone else remember him on “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” that became just “Two Guys and a Girl”?? =)
    Ian Somerhalder too! Google, Josh Holloway…or the men of “Lost”, there are some delish men there too. ;)
    So many nominations…Taye Diggs, Simon Baker, Alex O’Laughlin…

  46. Laura says:

    Here’s Josh Holloway’s ad for Cool Water cologne!

  47. old fan says:

    oldie but goodie – Mark Harmon

    Hall of Shame, for sure; tiger, charlie sheen, jesse james, pavelka, ben rothlisberger…

    chach wall – not fame, not shame, just douches: prince lorenzo….heck, most of the bachelors!

  48. Liz says:

    My top pick for the Hall of Fame is Chris Pine. He is HOOOOOOT!

  49. Jeanne says:

    Old Fan – Agree – Mark Harmon is hot :-)

  50. Natty from Oz says:

    Fame: Patrick Dempsey
    Alex O Loughlin (go Aussies!)
    Michael Trucco
    Michael Weatherly
    Josh Hopkins
    Mark Feurstein
    Martin Henderson
    Simon Baker
    Joshua Jackson
    Paul Wesley
    Jeff Probst
    Richard Armitage (sexy British actor best voice ever!)
    The Commando (Australian Biggest Loser Trainer OMG)
    Shame: Any Bachelor EVER
    Any Twilight boy

  51. atl says:

    Just saw this post today. What a way to start a Monday morning. Thank you! RR – wow!

    Oscillating fan in hell, maybe my new favorite line!

  52. JennX says:

    Hot: Bradley Cooper!

    And wasn’t Prince Borghese the original chach? He seems to benign now in comparison to the chaches/d-bags who followed– Jason, Jake, and HTCBATB (Hotter Than Crap But a Tool Brad).

  53. JennX says:

    er, SO benign.

  54. Dianne says:

    Ewwww..the “Prince”. He was worse than nasty. One of the local stations in Toronto is showing that season in re-runs..it’s worse watching him now than it was originally, lol!

  55. dancingqueen says:

    Oh no! The Twilight Boys are cute but just unfortunate to be in a sorta lame series. I say keep them.

    Hall of Shame-Mel Gibson

  56. Wicked Girl says:

    Hall of Fame: MATTHEW MORRISON!!!!!

    Hall of Shame: Charlie Sheen, Jake, Weatherman, Tiger Woods

  57. loves waves says:

    Ok, I’m an old broad by most standards, but Lincee, you’ve got it just about right — I would, however, add Chris Noth, Mark Harmon, Ed Harris, Sam Elliott, and Anderson Cooper. Equal time for the old guys!

  58. Kate says:

    Rafael Nadal!!! He’s the only reason you need to watch tennis!

  59. Lauren says:

    Oh thank you thank you for including Ryan Reynolds. I heart him. And thoroughly agree with everything you said about him!

  60. Cori says:

    Hall of Fame: Evan Lysacek; Aaron Rodgers
    Halll of Shame: Jake; Prince Lorenzo; Bob Guinney

  61. Bridget says:

    Hall of Fame: Tennis star Novak Djokovic!!!
    Hall of Shame: Agree with most who say Jake tops the list; Jason belongs there as does the “Prince”;
    Tiger Woods, Charlie Sheen, Jesse James, and John Edwards

  62. Jen says:

    I nominate Scott Patterson. I really love to nominate Luke Danes, but since it seems like you’re looking for actual people – not charming, handsome tv characters on canceled* tv shows – I say induct Scott Patterson.

    *sigh. thank goodness for Soapnet and ABC Family. and for the few favorite episodes that I won’t delete from my DVR.

  63. Michelle says:

    Two words…Channing Tatum. I heart him!

  64. KGinNC says:

    Fame: Jeff Probst for sure!

    Shame: Mel Gibson gets another vote!

  65. Midwesterner says:

    I second what Cori said for Hall of Fame. Great thinking!

  66. Kerry says:

    Fame:
    LOVE-Ryan Reynolds-LOVE
    David Beckham
    Matthew McConaughey
    Channing Tatum
    Mark Wahlberg
    Josh Duhmal

  67. AeroAg says:

    I’ll third (or maybe fourth) Chris Pine! He has to be included. Those eyes…

    James Marsden! So hot, and he can sing. Mmm, him leaning up against the car in uniform in The Notebook. Yes please!

    I’ll also throw Colby Donaldson in the ring. Currently host of the show Top Shot. Google him and enjoy!

  68. Joan says:

    Hall Of Fame: Agree, Aaron Rodgers for sure! Also Clay Matthews
    Hall Of Shame: Jake, Ben Roethlisberger, Brett Favre, Brad Pitt

  69. Julianne says:

    Hall of Fame: Aaron Rodgers
    Hall of Shame: Lance Armstrong, Ed (from Jillian’s season) and the infamous fake creep, Jake Pavelka

  70. MJ says:

    I second the vote for Hall of Famers:

    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly and Simon Baker – YUM!

  71. Franny says:

    you NEED to go to celebitchy.com on fridays. they have hot guy friday :)

  72. Jill says:

    Yes on all counts re: HC Jr. and Hope Floats……I never get tired of that movie, or him.


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