Ryan Reynolds named “People’s Sexiest Man Alive”

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I should've seen this coming. I should have seen it coming this morning, in fact, when Scarlett Johansson was named GQ's "Babe of the Year" and I took the opportunity to mock her husband, Ryan Reynolds. How could I know the Fates would respond with a sinister laugh and a press release announcing Reynolds had been named People's "Sexiest Man Alive 2010."

Well, I guess I got my answer to the question of why these two ever got together: they are the sexiest male and female persons in the celebutainment community, apparently.

Then again, Reynolds may not be that annoying guy we remember from those National Lampoon movies. In the People cover story, he reflects on what this silly title means to him: 

"My body naturally wants to look like Dick Van Dyke. When I stop training, I turn into a skin-colored whisper."

"You just have to go with the flow," he says of his new title. "This gives my family entre into teasing me for the rest of my life."

"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." [People]

Congrats, Van Wilder/Green Lantern dude. I'm just thankful a massive internet write-in campaign didn't put Justin Bieber on the cover.