The Hot List

5.9.2000

By Out.com Editors

Hottest Straight Guy We Wish Was Gay: Ryan Reynolds
Just one look at Ryan Reynolds's torso in the remake of The Amityville Horror was enough to make us swoon. The fact that the actor, who went from Two Guys and a Girl goofball to stud muffin, is such a nice gentleman is icing. But about that body' 'It was a requisite for a movie I was doing called Blade [Trinity],' he explains. 'I just kept it for [Amityville] thinking it would intimidate the little ones.' He also kept it for his eye-popping Men's Health cover. 'If you asked me two years ago if I'd be doing a Men's Health cover, I'd have said, 'There's no way. It's the cheesiest thing ever. And if I did do it, I won't be coming out of water.''' The actor, next appearing in the comedies Waiting... and Just Friends, takes a faux-dramatic pause. 'Sure enough, I'm on the cover, coming out of water.' No doubt the cover got him a lot of attention. 'Yes,' he says with a laugh. 'Now I just hang out in West Hollywood only.' 'Jeffrey Epstein

Hottest Nongay Movie Full of Gay Characters: Happy Endings
With no less than five gay characters, writer-director Don Roos (The Opposite of Sex) weaves several tales of suburban life together. Plus there's Lisa Kudrow! Love her.

Hottest Gay Icon in the Making: Jessica Simpson
Sure, Christmas specials are nice, but slipping into Catherine Bach's Daisy Dukes for the big-screen Dukes of Hazzard adaptation gets our motors racing!

Hottest Watering Hole: Amsterdam, Phoenix
Mix Gothic Roman columns and stone gargoyles with a kick-ass martini selection (passion flower?) and a grand piano and you'll understand why Amsterdam remains a sophisticated Phoenix fave.

Hottest Body Part: Bunda
Pronounced 'BOON-da,' it's Brazilian Portuguese slang for a big, juicy booty. Add another day of legs and glutes at the gym because the back is back!

Hottest Hotel: Miss Celie's Olde Victorian Inn, New Orleans
Looking for a little respite from your booze and beads next time you're in N'awlins? Miss Celie's, run by partners Keith and Andr' West-Harrison, boasts not only antique furnishings and fireplaces in the heart of the French Quarter but pampering by a staff of quadrupeds, including spa manager Sadie Chanel, a bulldog (one of six dogs, one cat, and two turtles at your service). That's a far cry from the original staff. 'Back in the day, you used to pay for your room and get a girl for free,' explains Keith of the house's 19th-century origins. While that element's gone, the spa, originated by namesake Miss Celie Brune, has returned. 'Miss Celie was not a pretty woman herself,' explains Keith, 'but she enjoyed making other women look pretty.' The West-Harrisons also take pride in their huge, home-cooked breakfasts (peach-stuffed vanilla pancakes, anyone?) and the fact that they can go 45 days without repeating a recipe. Amazingly, they manage to stay fit: 'With six dogs, there's a lot of walking to do.''Eddie Shapiro

For everything else that's hot this summer, pick up the June issue of Out.

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