Colin Egglesfield in Monte Carlo

Posted on June 14, 2012

A new sectional sofa has prompted a new television-viewing setup ’round these parts, which means T and Lo have been finding reasons to lie around, watching the kinds of stuff that would normally require restraints and extensive drugs in order to get us to sit still for it. Which is to say, rom-coms. We’d rather have our heads set on fire than watch one, but a combo of air conditioning, laziness, and comfy cushions resulted recently in an unlikely weekend marathon that began with that one where Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel raise dead Christina Hendricks’ baby in a house worth shooting someone for, to be followed by that one where Ginnifer Goodwin is a whore who breaks up her best friend’s soon-to-be marriage. There were others that followed, but we had both succumbed to brain-softening comas by that point and can only remember bits and pieces. Why is everyone always baking in these things? We woke up dying for cupcakes hours later.

Anyway, for your boypretty of the day, here’s Colin Egglesfield, who managed to punch through the fog of bland rom-com love interests and make an imprint on our memories. Somewhere after his third or fourth meaningful glance at Ginnifer Goodwin behind Kate Hudson’s back, we noted, “Hey, he’s kind of cu–zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.”

Colin Egglesfield attends photocall for the TV series ‘The Client List’ during the 52nd Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Sorry, Colin. Nothing against you. You ARE kinda cute. It’s just that rom-coms bring out the bitches in us, which, let’s face it, are always lingering right by the front door, waiting to be let out.

But those are total middle-aged dude jeans, bro.


[Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images]

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  • hughman

    I see the Scientologists have perfected cloning Tom Cruise and his jeans. 

    •  I thought the same thing, except the area between the eyes and the mouth is a little long and wide.

      • Eileen R. Vanhoose

        it’s like somebody assembled a generic cute guy after watching a slew of ’80s

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      AHAhahaha!  Hugh, you got it!!

    • TheOriginalLulu

      It’s uncanny, isn’t it? He’s kinda freaking me out.

    • G

       Tom Cruise with better teeth!

    • And here I saw bits of John Stamos in his face and attire…

    • SapphoPoet

      I thought the same thing!

    • AngelaGreen

       I think he looks like Tom Cruise and John Stamos had a love child.

    • TieDye64

      Yeah, I was thinking Tom Cruise too, but I like your way with words far better. Ha.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    It’s like Tom Cruise’s taller and hopefully less apeshit-crazy little brother.  

    • carolynmo

      We can only hope. He looks pretty good to me.

  • formerlyAnon

    Jeans are not the problem.  The problem is the weird resemblance to either Rob Lowe or Tom Cruise (I keep flip-flopping on which) – it’s like somebody assembled a generic cute guy after watching a slew of ’80s movies.

    • formerlyAnon

       Clearly, it’s Tom Cruise. The two commenters typing at the same time as I cement the choice.

    • LuisaNL

       he’s Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe’s secret lovechild. Beyond creepy. And about the heinous shoes?

    • NinaBoo

      I’m thinking Cruise.  I bet the next pic is of him,  with a maniacal grin, jumping on that white couch.

    • TieDye64

      Good call.

  • Joanna Schuth

    I’m seeing John Stamos. Anyone? 

    • SapphoPoet

      A mix between John Stamos and Tom Cruise. 

  • mjude

    have no clue who he is, but he is kinda cute

  • MilaXX

    He’s got gorgeous eyes, but he needs to shave. The 5 ‘clock shadow look is not for him.

  • AwesomeMargie

    Something Borrowed is a shitty movie.  I can’t believe I watched the whole thing on a lonely Saturday afternoon.  I still fell yucky for it.

    •  I was so confused.  How was Ginnifer’s character so oblivious to Jim Halpert????

      • RIGHT?!

        Ginnifer Goodwin sold the hell out of it, though. She really gave it her all. Bless her.

      • AwesomeMargie

        It’s Jim and look at him!  SWOON!!

  • being *ahem* middle aged, myself…me likey the jeans on him.

  • allisankelly

    For me, Colin will always be Erica Kane’s aborted fetus that lived. His resemblance to other superstar caliber actors is unsettling. And those jeans look like the Wranglers my grandpa was wearing in the assisted living center just before he passed away.

    And that movie with Ginnifer? That was a really bad movie. Only redeeming quality was John Krasinski.

    • Frank_821

      I was about to say the same thing. 1 of Erica’s kids who inherited the crazy gene. I think I read somewhere he was once part of Blue Man Group

    • Spicytomato1

      Yes…his role on AMC was insane. He deserves some kind of actor bonus points for agreeing to personify some writer’s sick idea. 

  • Sobaika

    I know the Tom Cruise comparison is popular, but is anyone else seeing Wes Bentley?

    • raininmai

       Yes!  Couldn’t think of his name.

  • joe_tey83

    I don’t understand how sofas can lead to rom-coms.

    • formerlyAnon

       Comfy sofas lead to inertia which leads to watching/napping through whatever’s on???

      (I’d say a desperate need for no-demands down time needs to be added to the mix to make it compelling.)

      • Spicytomato1

        Yes, It happened to me not long ago. One minute I was laying on my couch, giddy because my sons and husband were away for the weekend…and the next minute I was wrapped up in Pretty Woman. It sneaks up on you.

  • Pants_are_a_must


    I guess he has has nice—meh.

    And the clothes are inconsiste–meh.

    His eyes freak me ou—meh.


  • Susan Crawford

    OK, I have NO idea who he is, but I really don’t care. Just wrap him up and FedEx him over, ‘kay?

  • Lilithcat

    I don’t know.  The “stars” these days are so friggin’ bland.  Their faces have no character.  They all look alike.

    • SapphoPoet

      I totally agree with this. I cannot tell all these children apart. 

  • His facial structure makes him become much less attractive to me the closer the shots are.  The first pic I thought “Wow!”, but by the third one, I was down to a “I wouldn’t kick him out of bed.”

  • RebeccaKW

    I love a man with dark hair/eyebrows and blue eyes.  Rrrowr.

    However, the clothing is kind of sad.  The shoes look like leather Toms (shudder!) and the jeans are only to be worn with a flannel shirt while getting high in your parents’ basement.  The upper body looks pretty good.

  • Alison Jimenez

    I seriously love him. Swoon.

  • charlotte

    How about Joaquin Phoenix? The eyes…

  • lchopalong

    His smile creeps me out. Dunno why. Just does.

  • ChaCha_70

    He looks like McCreepy from Creepersville to me. Can I get some Ewan pics instead?

  • Pass.

  • judybrowni

    Hey, bad rom-coms bring out the bitch in me as well.

    But I have cable and I’ve seen both of those pieces of tripe, and he is kinda cute.

  • ChiliP

    He’s cute. I’m surprised he hasn’t been in more movies.

    What bothered me most about Something Borrowed was that Gennifer Goodwin could have had JOHN KRASINSKI, who was NOT engaged to her friend and lived in London, and she said no. Girl, bad call.

  • SheWhoMustBeObeyed

    And don’t forget, he played Josh, Erica Kane’s aborted fetus turned full-grown son on “All My Children”.

  • BazoDee

    $50 says he’s Christian Grey.  He actually looks cute here. 

    • Erika Swain

      I was just thinking he would actually be perfect for that. 

    • mshesterp

      Ooh, good call. Now to find someone seriously bland as Anastasia…

  • I remember him in the short-lived Melrose Place reboot. God, he’s hot! Hot! Hot! Hot! But no one in their right mind can sit through The Client List! Or is that just me?

  • Qitkat

    Awww, he’s cute. Found myself watching The Client List the other night. He was the only thing worth noticing. Did not recognize him as Erica’s aborted fetus. No matter what weirdness current soap operas bring us, that has to be one of the all-time cringeworthy stories.

    • sweetestsith

       I keep finding myself watching that train wreck (to the point where I think I have to add it to my guilty self torture list), and he’s the reason for that. Curse him! He’s also on Rizolli & Isles, a much more charming show.

  • PaperPusher2

    You boys kill me.  I had to sit through this Ginnifer Goodwin is a whore movie while I was getting my nails done.  Colin was truly the only highlight in the entire movie (John Krasinski was completely wasted in his role).  I’m glad to see he’s gotten another role but you’re right, (of course, as always) those are totes senior citizen jeans.    

  • egerth

    He looks like a botoxed Tom Cruise. I was so confused for a minute.

  • Those eyes!

  • DaveinAlamitosBeach

    There’s a little bit of young Jim Carrey around his mouth and chin as well.

  • snarkykitten

    I can smell the Eau de Douche from here. Tom Cruise’s creepy little clone needs to go back into the lab

  • He looks like a cross between Tom Cruise & Seann William Scott.

  • He looks like a cross between Tom Cruise & Seann William Scott.

  • marilyn

    Who cares about his jeans?  He is gorgeous.

  • marilyn

    Who cares about his jeans?  He is gorgeous.

  • jmorino08

    Those are some impressive cheek bones!

  • drdirection

    I thought it was Wes Bentley from American Beauty.

  • He looks like a mix of John Stamos & Tom Cruise.

  • They may be middle-aged jeans, but he fills them out WELL.

    And oh my goodness, I somehow sat through that “Something Borrowed” that he was in, and it was so painfully stupid that I wanted to slap myself for being stupid enough to watch it (even if it was only half-watched while playing on the internet).

  • guest2visits

    He’s wearing two outfits; The top half: better dressed dude. The bottom half: cowpoke dude.
    Still; what sparkly eyes, what sparkly teeth.

  • quiltrx

    He sort of looks like someone photoshopped Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer together.

    (sorry, this Nascar girl can’t unsee it!)

  • kikisayshi

    Who cares about the jeans? Just look at his face.

  • PastryGoddess

    Forget the jeans what about those hiddy-ass shoes.

    Good face though

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    I HATED THAT MOVIE WHERE GINNIFER GOODWIN BREAKS UP SOMEONE’S MARRIAGE!  Even if it was to slutty Goldie Hawn’s kid.  That was the most odious, embarrassingly bad script I have ever seen.  AND I SAW IT IN THE THEATER!  

    • the_valkyrie

      Are you talking about ‘Something Borrowed’?

  • donkeygospel6

    Tom Cruise the Sequel: Straight and Tall!

  • Liz

    He will always be the abortion that Erika Kane never really had to me!!

  • Dating myself here, but he looks like Kent McCord from Adam 12!

  • taylormade7

    If y’all think “Something Borrowed” is bad please watch Lifetime presents Nora Roberts’ “Carnal Innocence.”  The most ridiculous movie I’ve ever worked on.  Maybe most ridiculous ever.  Colin plays Tucker Longstreet and everyone in the movie insists on saying his entire name when addressing or referring to him.  In really really bad Southern accents…Tucker Loooongstreeeeeet.  Anyway.  Watch it.  Eat up all the fromage.