Random Acts of Ali Larter: Maternity cover by Ryan Reynolds

So as you know, Ali’s a bit busy being pregnant – and trying to sell vodka at bus stops:

Ali Larter advertising Absolut vodka as Lemon Drop at a bus stop

So being random is hard to fit in (although the above seems quite random). Last week, maternity cover was provided by Scarlett Johansson. However, this week, she’s too busy lolling over strange objects, and being airbrushed as GQ‘s “Babe of the Year” to be doing anything too random:

Scarlett Johansson in GQ

But fortunately, her husband, Ryan Reynolds, has stepped in this week to breach the gap by taking his top off.

Ryan Reynolds without his top on

Reynolds, who normally spends most of his time being charming, intelligent, funny (basically, Canadian), was also voted sexiest man alive this week by People magazine (George Clooney nicely sent his congratulations), which is quite random. Think what his and Scarlett’s kids are going to be like.

The actor does expect a few new perks at home with his wife of two years, Scarlett Johansson. “Now it’s going to be, ‘Sexiest man, take out the garbage.’ That does sound better,” Reynolds says. “The most difficult part is going to be organically working this title into a conversation with random strangers.”

See? How are men around the world supposed to be content with their lives, knowing that Ryan Reynolds is out there being so much better than they are? It’s just not fair.

But most randomly, he’s decided to be Green Lantern and become an interplanetary crime fighter this week by wearing a ring. There’s a trailer, too, in which Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively co-stars. Cruelly, she’s dyed her hair brown. That should be a crime.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.