Stars in Your Eyes
Andrew C. Stone
There’s a ridiculously hot new Israeli supermodel in town and all she wants to do is make you smile—from the safety of a movie screen. Gal Gadot is a former Miss Israel, who represented the country at 2004’s Miss Universe pageant. She stirred up a heap of controversy in Maxim magazine’s “Women of the Israeli Defense Forces” photo shoot—the New York Post ran a cover story on Gadot’s racy pictorial. She’s the face of Israeli clothing line Castro, and stars on the TV show Bubot (Dolls), too.
And now, Gadot has landed the role of Vin Diesel’s nemesis in Fast & Furious, beating out six other ladies for the role. The film also stars franchise regulars Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster, and takes the rubber-burning, bad guybusting, witty-bantering action to epic proportions.
Combining the best aspects of a puppy, a quarterback, a bookworm, and a matinée idol, Nicholas D’Agosto is heating up since his big-screen cheercamp romp Fired Up has hit theaters. D’Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen star as a pair of popular jocks who attend cheerleading camp in the hopes of scoring pom-pommers. Sarah Roemer (Disturbia) puts his heart through its paces, while the hot-butenraging AnnaLynne McCord (90210) heads up the bitchy top squad. (Why aren’t there more cheerleading movies? They are gold.)
This isn’t the first project in which D’Agosto has made our hearts go tap-a tap-a. The Omahaborn breakout scored his first role in Election, and went on to TV appearances and indie films. Then came a gig playing Hunter, Jan’s assistant on NBC’s smash The Office, followed by a tipping-point role on Heroes. He played West, the cute guy who flew and made out with Hayden Panettiere’s character on the Hollywood sign. Next up: Mardi Gras, an inevitably booze-andboob-laden buddy comedy. Let your fantasy relationship with D’Agosto begin… now.
It’s a wonder Jesse McCartney can still hear, considering the number of young girls screaming wherever he goes. At least that’s how I imagine the life of the multiplatinumselling singer-songwriter-actor—ducking the paparazzi, brassieres cascading all around him. Seems reasonable, no?
Introduced to the world in 1999 as a member of boy band Dream Street, McCartney went solo at 16 with his debut album, Beautiful Soul. He’s since helped many a lad get to second base, releasing a second album, Right Where You Want Me, in 2006 and his powerproduced new effort, Departure, late last year. For the record, he also cowrote Leona Lewis’s number-one single, “Bleeding Love,” so obviously the kid’s got romance coursing through his veins.
Photograph by Nick Onken/LaMoine.com (D'Agosto); Dudi Hason (Gadot);Dahan Studio (McCartney); Tyler Shields (Ludwig); Ron C. Angle (Bryans); Ben Watts (Freeman), Joe Quinto
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.