Chris Pratt at a Local Donation Center in LA

Posted on August 08, 2014

Here is your Recommended Daily Allowance of Pratt.

Chris-Pratt-GOTS-CDPBH-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-(6)“Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Chris Pratt brings boxes and suitcases to a local donation center in Los Angeles in Citizen of Humanity jeans.


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Okay, he’s hot; he’s adorable; he’s charming. He’s everyone’s imaginary boyfriend of the moment. No arguments there. But come ON. This is one cringe-worthy photo op. “I’ll just wear this tight, flimsy t-shirt – and Citizens of Humanity Jeans! The Choice of Celebritykind! – as I donate a stroller to poor people, while my movie happens to be the Number One in America at the moment and every waking minute of my day has me doing something to promote it. Waitaminnit…photographers?!? HERE? AT MY LOCAL DONATION CENTER?!?”

We love you, Chris, but you’ve got to learn to say no to the sillier stuff your publicist comes up with.  This is pure #BeMeOrDoMe Bingo, straight out of the chapter on using charities to further your career. You’re better than this, Chris.




[Photo Credit: Sam Sharma, PacificCoastNews]

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  • lunchcoma

    Oh, okay, it’s cringeworthy. It’s still a hell of a lot hotter than all those awkward suits he was wearing last week.

    • Brian G. Cox

      I was hoping the suits would be a part of the donation, and there’s still a chance that’s what’s in the suitcases.

      • Elizabeth Szubert

        This was my thought too. 🙂

  • RussellH88

    I hate shirts like that, because I can’t tell if that’s how they’re supposed to look or if they’re just dirty and gross.

    • boweryboy

      I always err on the side of dirty and gross – even if it’s not.

    • Glam Dixie

      I know, it looks really sweaty and dirty, which is kind of hot and gross at the same time.

      • demidaemon

        I’m in agreement with you. It’s conflicting.

    • bookish

      Seriously, that t-shirt is AWFUL. If it’s supposed to look like that, gross. If it’s really that filthy, gross.

    • Brian G. Cox

      It’s got a Maserati logo, so I’m guessing it was meant to look something like that. Wouldn’t a truly sweaty shirt be more clingy?

  • Gatto Nero

    Interesting placement of the vacuum hose in the next-to-last shot.
    And my deepest apologies for that.

    • boweryboy

      Everything about this is contrived so I would be surprised if that wasn’t deliberate.

      • sugarkane105

        I feel like he’s fucking with us.

        • boweryboy


          • sugarkane105

            And there’s no way there’s anyone on the other end of that phone. Those car vacuums are too loud.

          • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

            Not the free ones at Goodwill. They (don’t) suck.

          • MartyBellerMask

            I have never heard of a vacuum at Goodwill. Must be an L.A. thing.

          • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

            There is one near me (in PA) but it costs 50 cents, and I could clean my car better using a straw and my own lungs.

    • sutton

      In addition to everything else going on in that photo the magazine in his car door has the cast of Parks and Rec on the cover.

      • fursa_saida


      • LuluinLaLa

        I think that’s the DVD set and I noticed that, too.

  • Sarah

    THIGHS. I gotta start shopping at charity thrift stores in LA. The ones in my town are picked the heck over, and I certainly wouldn’t be able to get a set of luggage. Also, mine don’t have vacuums for your car. What gives?

    • Glam Dixie

      I know, wtf, they have a vacuum for you to clean your car after having your gross, really dirty but still donatables in there? LA is not like VA.

      • Sarah

        Right? The thrift shops in RVA are like wastelands of crap. I swear, the hipsters must line up outside them before opening time and snatch all the vintage irony right off the shelves.

        • Glam Dixie

          Went in 3 of them Wednesday looking for vintage glassware and it was a huge waste of my time.

          • This makes me sad, I used to love thrift shopping in RVA. Damn you hipsters, you’re everywhere!

      • decormaven

        There are vacuums at thrift stores? Not in GA.

  • Capt. Renault

    It has to be an illusion we can buy into, Chris. We can buy into the idea that maybe Reese picks up her own magazines. We can’t buy the idea that you’re the one detailing your truck.

    • siriuslover

      I don’t know. Every interview I’ve ever seen him do leads me to think that given his personality, he may really detail his truck–or at least vacuum out the cheerios.

  • Lauren Clark

    Anyone else notice the Parks and Rec DVD in his trunk? I could just squee over this adorable man and his love for his co-stars all day.

  • DILF with the stroller.

    • Violina23

      Yeah, I have to admit the shot of him carrying a pack n play got me a bit excited… Yes, I’m a mom…. why do you ask?

      • Scimommy

        High five! I was like “That’s a Graco Pack ‘n Play! We had one just like it!!!”

        • I squee when I see celebs with moderately affordable baby gear. I almost yanked my husband’s arm off when we saw a JuJuBe in the Hangover 2 in my excitement.

        • cbt22

          I currently have that exact Pack & Play. At first I was excited, but my second thought was that he (or an assistant) didn’t pack it correctly–look at it bulging. Come on, Chris!

          • Scorpia_Mossmoon

            I think the bulge is the attached baby mobile. There is just no way to make that thing fit into the bag right.

  • sugarkane105

    THERE IS A PARKS AND REC DVD ON THE DOOR OF HIS CAR. Was that part of the photo opp too? Whatever, I still love him.

  • Musicologie

    Ah, the Graco Pack ‘N Play bag. I’d recognize it anywhere…

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      I thought it was a tent.

  • boweryboy

    I couldn’t stop rolling my eyes as I scrolled down. It’s so transparently contrived.

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  • ChaCha_70

    Umm, okay so it’s contrived. But that shot of him smiling and looking all beefy. Yummy!

  • marlie

    It seems contrived, but not completely so. I think he looks like a total slob, so if this were actually being used as some sort of photo-op, I’d think that he’d look much better. As is, his clothes are awful, he’s scruffy and needs to brush his hair, and actually looks like someone dropping off a car load of stuff at Goodwill/the Salvation Army.

    • Kathy Charbonnier

      I sort of feel like maybe the wifey got a little jealous and now, as the less famous one, pulled a power play and told the assistant “Oh No Chris will take those over…oh sure he”ll be sure to vacuum out your car after!”

  • HobbitGirl

    Contrived, cringeworthy, whatevs. He still reads as sweet and adorable, which is the whole point of crap like this, right? I want to have beers with him.

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    What kind of vehicle is that? I want a back door that swings open instead of lifts.

    • sugarkane105

      It looks like one of the mid-size Hummers.

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        No. The fender isn’t right. And I see 150 on the side. I think Hummers have H2, H3 etc.

        • sugarkane105

          The white truck behind him is a Ram 1500, but that’s not his vehicle.

          • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

            Ahhh… That clears up so much confusion.

    • Soozables

      I believe it is a Toyota FJ Cruiser.

      Edited to add: At least the blue SUV he’s vacuuming is. The truck is a Ford 150, which I think is just in the shot.

    • It’s a Toyota FJ-Cruiser; a V-6 4-runner that was tarted up to be less of a minivan with a ‘rugged’ style kit that makes it a bit ridiculous, namely the windshield so short it needs three small windshield wipers and half-sized suicide “Element” style rear doors. The swing aside rear door is the only thing that isn’t ridiculous… although it’s been sillied-up with one of those little roof-ladders.

      It probably also has one of the snorkels so it can wade through deep water. Which is obviously going to happen if he’s vacuuming out the back of it because it had some dusty old luggage.

      The current Rav4 and Jeep Wranglers and older Liberty’s also have swing gates.

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        Suicide doors? Yes, please! That’s EXACTLY what my 10 year old son has been needing!

        My dad loves to tell the story of the time his brother dared him to open the suicide doors on their aunt’s car as she was driving down the road. He flipped right out of the car and rolled in the gravel, but his brother never told their aunt because he was afraid he’d get in trouble. When they reached their destination, my uncle even went so far as to convince their aunt that my dad had never really been in the car and they’d left him at home.

  • Or at least wear a shirt that doesnt look like it was pulled from a greasy rag pile somewhere…gross.

    • Shawn EH

      Plus bed hair? Maybe tell the publicist to call back later, once he’s had breakfast?

  • S-k-s

    The shit-eating grin where he sort of acknowledges how silly it all is somehow saves it for me.

  • JauntyJohn

    Contrived? MMMmmaaaybe. I see it maybe more as stalked.
    I honestly wonder if this is an actor who hasn’t quite realized that this new level of fame makes **everything** you do outside the house a photo opp, whether you booked it or not.
    This could be him being determined to not surrender his whole life to the machine. In that, I wish him well, but from all we’ve seen, the machine fights dirty.

    • marlie

      That’s more of the vibe that I get, because honestly, if I knew for sure that someone was going to be taking my picture, there’s no way that I’d go out looking like that.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      I’m sure it is contrived at some level – how much, I don’t know – but he’s donating what has to be a good stroller. I’m cool with that.

      • MartyBellerMask

        Actually, it’s all pretty run of the mill, Babies R Us registry-type gear.
        Which is kind of endearing, I think?

      • leahpapa

        I sort of appreciated that it wasn’t a $1K Bugaboo stroller purchased by his publicist specifically for the purposes of a donation photo-op.

  • Denise Alden

    Did you have to spoil this for us? I’m in full blown denial: he’s been caught unaware at the donation center. There, I feel better.

  • Anna

    Is he donating the Parks and Recreation DVD?

    This outfit is pretty gross, and I’ve forgiven him a lot based on his charm. *sigh* But I will be positive and say that as contrived as this seems, at least he’s doing something good. Can’t imagine what a trip to the donation centre for say, Taylor Swift, would look like.

    • Cindy Claussen

      Good eye! It must be kept in the car so the kids can “watch daddy on the funny show”

      • Anna

        Other BKs have pointed it out too. I really wonder what it’s doing back there, I thought his kid was pretty young. Although the idea of him going, “Fuck Frozen. It’s Daddy’s funny show for you!” is amusing to me.

        • siriuslover

          Good eye, indeed for all who noted. But I think it’s in the back part of the car (can’t say hatch since it doesn’t open that way). So maybe just there while he vacuumed? He is probably like the rest of us and throws a bunch of stuff in the back to let it slide around all day but needed to move it for his donations. Cute how the label for the jeans just shows up nicely in that pic. Here photo peeps, this is the brand I’m wearing!

    • I would suggest a trip to the donation centre for Taylor Swift would involve a lot of empty purses. Just like anything else she does. 🙂

      • Anna

        Definitely empty purses. I’m concerned though that she would just walk through and be “seen leaving the donation centre” without actually donating anything.

  • Scimommy

    I’m a little impressed that two TV/movie stars have a Jeep stroller instead of a Peg Perego or whatever, and a regular old Graco Pack’N Play just like we did. Not what I would have expected.

  • random_poster

    Despite everything said above, this seems more authentic than the parking lot tour. It certainly looks more authentic, so maybe the disheveled-ness of it is the goal?

  • Sam Smith

    I swear that my husband was wearing the same t-shirt yesterday except that it was just a really, really dirty, grimy hanes t-shirt that was covered in sweat and grease and grime (since he was working on his vintage car in an non-air conditioned garage in So. Fla.). I think my husband looked better.

  • Latin Buddy

    Is this the equivalent of JLaw pretending to trip on the red carpet?

  • There could be a dead body in that duffle bag, and I’d still think this was hot. That might mean something’s wrong with me.

  • FibonacciSequins

    He’ll learn. At least he appears to be making a real donation.

    However, that shirt is pure schlock. Plain white would have been better.

  • MilaXX

    Is it wrong that I know it’s fake but love him anyway? At least he brought real donations.

    • Tanya Wade

      It’s the car vacuuming that gets me. My husband won’t even do this!

      • siriuslover

        My question was: since when are there car vacuums at a donation center? Did the paparazzi follow him to the local Chevron?

  • Mr. J.

    ALL OF YOU–lay off my Chris….NOW.

  • teensmom99

    He’s just an altruist doling out a little yummo to the BKs.

  • msdamselfly

    I was thinking that with the surprise success of his new movie, he is throwing out anything less than A-list worthy. He’s also probably got some clothes that dont fit anymore.

  • mdcoon127

    i don’t care how he looks – how many movie stars (albeit newbies) actually take their own stuff to a donation center? He’s cool IMHO

  • LittleKarnak

    ITA except I totally don’t get his physical appeal at all…….

  • Jose R. Medina

    Hunky,sweaty,multitasking did I say SWEATY !!!! Chris Pratt are you calling Anna,do you need an assistant / towel rubdown person ? I volunteer !!!!

  • Jeremy Thomas Porta

    I am perfectly okay with tight flimsy shirts on him. The pants could be a better fit for sure, especially around the butt and crotch area.

  • StrandedFashionista

    I love that he has a Parks and Recreation DVD in his car.

  • somebody blonde

    Ridiculous, but wow, I don’t mind. He still looks adorable.

  • suzinrva

    I don’t know guys…I think he and Anna probably were cleaning their bungalow and decided that they should just donate the stuff. You know like NORMAL people with a young kid.

    But also to swoon a little because he gives such good face. Can’t help but love a man with literally no poker face. “Hokay, so I pick up these things from my trunk, try to look focused – I hope the photogs are here for thi- THERE THEY ARE! Man my publicist was so right on. Now I just gotta milk it by acting busy and doing some menial work like she said – vacuum my car floors ohhh yeah. Oop here’s my publicist now on the phone – YEAH IT’S GOING PERFECT I’VE GOT MY CONCENTRATING FACE ON AND EVERYTHING.”

  • So, I just got back from seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, and I was happy to report I had a *moment* and realised why the precious unborn fawns had been raving about this man. And now, in the immortal words of Madmartigan, it went away.

  • BlairBear

    I am upset that those jeans are doing that to his butt.

    • DaveinAlamitosBeach

      Yeah, I should be doing that to his butt. (Did I just type that?!)

      • BlairBear

        I’m sad I didn’t think of that . But he probably has a buff butt and should be showing it off for hungry eyes

  • traceyishere

    Obviously, he has upgraded his wardrobe and has much to give away…..including his luggage. Is his new livery Vuitton or Goyard?

  • frannyprof

    This is so laugh-out-loud obvious, that I kinda love it. And he’s vacuuming his own car, to boot!

  • Can’t a gorgeous hunk movie star with an amazing, goofy personality with a major movie hit just have a minute to clean his car in a flimsy shirt and slouchy jeans while donating stuff without the stink eye? And can a girl just feel happy in her bathing suit area while getting her allowance of PrattPrattPratt love? Geez Louise…

  • Such a callous world we live in! I want whatever he wants to donate!

    • MartyBellerMask

      It will bring in top dollar by virtue of being his.

  • SophieCollier

    Maybe he agreed to it under the promise that he’d get to donate quality stuff. Hey, cheesy photoshoot for charity. Everyone gets a little sump’n sump’n!

  • I ain’t even mad.

  • Kikishua

    Aw, come on, he’s hoovering out the car – no way that a publicist signed him up for that!

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t mind publicity stunts if it encourages people to donate – and he’s cute so there’s that as well

  • fromanotherplanet

    Redneck realness. BYE!

  • HeisenbergHattie

    One word: *guns*

  • deech_sea

    He also donated a Graco Pack n’ Play. How old is his son now? Fingers crossed that he didn’t donate everything his son has outgrown at one time and will be back soon wearing more tight T-shirts whilst flexing his arm muscles to lift more semi-heavy donations.

  • Dawgknot4

    The second to the last photo with the yellow tool took me straight to that great Austin Powers and Mini Me set piece behind the doctor’s screen in Goldmember.


  • e jerry powell

    I will bend him over my knee and spank that butt!

    That’ll teach him.