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#MicroblogMondays 6: Celebrity Crush Edition

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After disgusting my children by saying on three separate occasions that I have a burning crush on Peter Capaldi, the ChickieNob informed me that I wasn’t allowed to have a crush on an actor.  That in getting married to Daddy, I checked my ability to visually appreciate other humans at the door.  So… could I leave the crushes for the young’uns?

I informed her that celebrity crushes are totally okay because (1) there is zero chance of ever even meeting Peter Capaldi and (2) because I wanted to have a celebrity crush so I needed to tell her it was okay in order to have one.

Plus, he’s totally cute.

The ChickieNob was not convinced and asked me to stop saying it before every episode because it made her feel bored to keep hearing me say it. (“We know!  You have a crush!”)  But I can say it here, and she can’t stop me: I have a crush on Peter Capaldi!

Who is your celebrity crush?


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20. Heather 40. Jamie @ Sticky Feet 2


1 Persnickety { 10.06.14 at 5:37 am }

I remember how shocked I was when my stepmother talked about checking out cute young things.
Celebrity crush? David Tennant. And Alison Bechdel (of the movie test).

2 Lexy { 10.06.14 at 5:50 am }

I don’t actually have a celebrity crush at the moment. Man, I’m feeling old. Haven’t watched TV or movies for most of a year now :(. I will have to get back out there and start crushing πŸ˜‰

3 Turia { 10.06.14 at 7:04 am }

Patrick Stewart. And Benedict Cumberbatch when he’s being Sherlock.

4 Deborah { 10.06.14 at 8:05 am }

Kerry Washington. And due to having watched some TV of yester-year, Susan St. James. And forever and always, Debbie Allen and Jennifer Beals. (just to name a few. πŸ˜‰ )

5 Katherine A { 10.06.14 at 8:13 am }

I remember seeing the original “Star Wars” for the first time when I was about 10 or 11 and remarking that Harrison Ford was really cute. My mother promptly shocked me by saying something to the general effect of “Hey, he’s my age, and yeah, he’s great looking”.

Current celeb crush: Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey.

6 Sarah { 10.06.14 at 8:44 am }

Oh, like the rest of world mine would be Ryan Gossling, BUT I feel the need to qualify mine with mentioning the fact that back in the day before he was viewed as the sexiest man alive, he was just an normal actor who people constantly told Nick he looked like. So… that makes my celebrity crush even more okay πŸ™‚

7 fifi { 10.06.14 at 9:10 am }

Sam Heughan. Smoulder plus Scottish accent – mmm!

8 earthandink { 10.06.14 at 9:11 am }
9 Ann Z { 10.06.14 at 9:44 am }

David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch. Yep.

10 Megan { 10.06.14 at 9:48 am }

It really depends on what I’m watching at the time. Usually it has less to do with their looks than the character’s general awesomeness.

11 nonsequiturchica { 10.06.14 at 9:57 am }

Tall, sort of dorky, funny guys like John Krasinki (The Office) or Chris Pratt. πŸ™‚

12 Isabelle { 10.06.14 at 10:11 am }

I used to have a huge crush on Matt Damon. Then I stopped watching movies or TV. Currently don’t have one.

13 Corinne Rodrigues { 10.06.14 at 10:30 am }

As per the newly updated marriage laws, celebrity crushes are totally allowed, Mel. It’s Colin Firth for me! πŸ˜‰

14 Buttermilk { 10.06.14 at 11:11 am }

I tend to go for the slightly intimidating oddballs when I crush on celebrities. Vincent Gallo.

15 L.A. { 10.06.14 at 11:27 am }

Oh wow, I second Colin Firth & Vincent Gallo. British accents & bad boys seem to do it for me. The ultimate celebrity crush for me would have to be Idris Elba though.

16 Mina { 10.06.14 at 11:30 am }

Right now I’m with Fifi. Sam Heughan IS Jamie Fraser. *siiiiigh*

17 Cynthia Samuels { 10.06.14 at 11:32 am }

First of all I am ashamed to say that I didn’t even know Peter Capaldi’s name (blushing.) Not a big Dr. Who girl although otherwise pretty geeky in the TV sense. All that said, though, Bruce Springsteen will always be my first among others, who rotate. He stays. No retreat, no surrender.

18 queenjohnsonclan { 10.06.14 at 11:45 am }

OMG…I absolutely love Don Cheadle πŸ™‚ My girlfriends think I’m crazy but the man has PRESENCE. I feel something for the other heart throbs too (like how can you not have a little stir for channing tatum while he humps the ground in magic mike :)) BUT I have a huge crush on Don Cheadle. Like forever. That’s all.

19 dennasus { 10.06.14 at 12:06 pm }

You should remind the ChickieNob of that when she’s got her first celebrity crush in a few years πŸ™‚ I’ve had a few over the years, right now I’m 100% TeamSamHeughan, like fifi and Mina πŸ˜‰ Partly because he so perfectly plays my book boyfriend in the TV show, but also because he seems to be one of the nicest guys. EVER *g*. Seriously, he’s one of the good ones.

My celebrity girlcrush (what? that’s allowed, too, isn’t it?) has been Lauren Graham for a few years now. Because of Lorelai, of course, but also her role on Parenthood and she wrote a wonderful book as well, so… πŸ™‚

20 Sharon { 10.06.14 at 12:15 pm }

For years I had the biggest crush on Tom Cruise. Then he became kinda nutty (IMO) and that faded.

Nowadays I watch so little TV and so few movies that I wouldn’t have know how most celebrities are. (For example, I had to google Peter Capaldi.)

I do have a little “thing” for the Property Brothers, who have a show on HGTV. πŸ™‚

21 loribeth { 10.06.14 at 1:10 pm }

You are never too old for celebrity crushes. My mother swooned over Paul Newman for years. When I was in university, I found & bought her a poster of him & gave it to her as a gag gift for Christmas, and she taped it up on the door to the storage room in the basement, lol.

My crushes would include Robert Redford (I still think he’s sexy, even though he’s almost 80). Colin Firth. George Clooney (aka the new Mr. Amal Alamuddin, lol). Clive Owen. Like Cynthia, Bruce Springsteen would rate up there too (I once had a dream that he was skinnydipping in my pool… I don’t HAVE a pool, let alone Bruce popping by for a swim, but oh well, that’s what dreams are for, right?? lol).

Dh rolls his eyes sometimes, but he doesn’t mind. He has had a crush on Valerie Bertinelli for the past 40 years.

I remember Peter Capaldi from “Local Hero,” which is one of my all-time favourite movies. I always thought Peter Riegert from that movie was kind of cute. He was also Boone in “Animal House” and the pickle salesman in “Crossing Delancey” (another big favourite of mine).

22 Lachelle { 10.06.14 at 1:11 pm }

I have my list of 5 celebrities that it’s okay to sleep with, of course. We all do, right? But recently, I have trouble deciding who’s my number one. Who is my go to guy. It used to be Matthew McConaughey. He is definitely still on the list, but #1?

Among the top candidates are Zac Efron, Vince Vaughn (I know this one is strange, but my husband has a similar-ness to him which makes him pretty hot), Ryan Gosling, and Chris Hemsworth.

After reading the list… Chris Hemsworth is my #1.

23 Rebecca { 10.06.14 at 1:13 pm }

Joining in after nearly 1 1/2 years absence from my blog… Thanks for the “permission” to post something quick!! πŸ™‚

I have and always will have a celebrity crush on Cary Elwes. Princess Bride was on the other day and I flashed right back to high school. Sigh…

24 Betty M { 10.06.14 at 1:49 pm }

You need to visit me. I live a few streets away from Peter Capaldi and he is regularly seen in the neighborhood. I crossed a road with him this morning! Although maybe he will move to sonewhere more exclusive now he is more famous so you better be quick!

As to my crush it’s still George Clooney.

25 Kate { 10.06.14 at 2:11 pm }

Mine is Gerard Butler!

26 JustHeather { 10.06.14 at 2:21 pm }

I had to look up Peter Capaldi…I only know him as the Scottish Dr Who. I’m still stuck on the previous two.

As for celebrity crush, add me to the list with fifi, Mina and the others: Jamie Fraser (who cares what his true life name is)!! *swoon*

27 Vidya Sury { 10.06.14 at 2:39 pm }

So I drool over Simon Baker (The Mentalist). Sigh. But I am fickle like that. I have a whole list of them!

πŸ˜€ What fun it is to fantasize, Mel!

28 Lisa { 10.06.14 at 2:46 pm }

Confession: I had to google Peter Capaldi. I love me some Hugh Jackman!

29 tigger62077 { 10.06.14 at 2:56 pm }

For whatever reason, when I put in the URL, it put in last weeks. I have re-added my self with the correct link. I hope it works! https://atiggerslife.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/argh-school/

30 a { 10.06.14 at 3:08 pm }

I saw some movie about politics where Peter Capaldi played this horrible, EXTREMELY foul-mouthed bully whose job was pretty much to wander around berating people. He was pretty aeesome and hilarious. So, one of the tumblrs I follow suggested that his Dr. Who catch phrase should be a line from that movie wherein he says “fuckity bye” while ending a phone call.

I don’t have any celebrity crushes really, but I will watch anything Denzel Washington and Benedict Cumberbatch do.

31 gradualchanges { 10.06.14 at 3:30 pm }

We’re never too old for crushes. One day I want to be that bawdy old lady flirting with all the young men.

Who is Peter Capaldi? You made me google it. I’m only on season 2 of Dr. Who… Personally I think Chris Hemsworth is hot (except when he’s all roided out for those action movies) it’s something about the eyes and that voice…

32 Cristy { 10.06.14 at 3:43 pm }

Richard Armitage. The final scene from North & South gives me the most wonderful shivers.

33 Fran { 10.06.14 at 3:59 pm }

Trying this for the first time, love it!

34 Kasey { 10.06.14 at 4:12 pm }

Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth. I have a thing for the Mavel Superheros. Rob’s celebrity crush is Hugh Jackman – I can’t say I blame him. As for the ChickieNob I get it. I thought celebrity crushes were totally stupid most of my life. Until I got married, and now I have them.
Also, I microblogged on MONDAY!

35 Laurel Regan { 10.06.14 at 5:25 pm }

My current celebrity crush is Sam Heughan, but really only when he’s playing Jamie Fraser on Outlander. Strangely enough, the actor himself isn’t really my style, but playing Jamie? Oh my. *swoon*

It’s ok, though. I watch Outlander with my husband and he is equally swooning over Catriona Balfe. πŸ˜‰

36 celeste { 10.06.14 at 6:02 pm }

I would love to be in a Colin Firth / Hugh Jackman sandwich. πŸ˜‰

37 Susan { 10.06.14 at 9:20 pm }

I still swoon over Sean Astin. The love is going strong since 1985!! After seeing Goonies and his other movies I had plans to move to CA, meet him and then marry him.

38 torthuil { 10.06.14 at 10:28 pm }

I kind of don’t care at all about celebrities, so no crush. πŸ™‚ The only thing that interests me about celebrities is their clothes. I like to look at what they’re wearing. Half the time I don’t even know who they are but I’ll check out their style LOL

39 Lori Lavender Luz { 10.06.14 at 11:04 pm }

Your taste runs like mine. Gary Sinise is on my laminated list.

40 RelaxedNoMore { 10.07.14 at 5:50 am }

Sorry to say, but I don’t have a celebrity crush right now πŸ™ I did have my share of celebrity crushes, though πŸ™‚ My very first celebrity crush, in my pre-teen and teen years, was the one and only King of Rock’n’Roll.

41 Heather { 10.07.14 at 8:19 am }

My latest celebrity crush was Norman Reedus, you know, Daryl from the Walking Dead. Then he got all whorish and he’s everywhere now. So… I’m done with that :).
Now? I’m back to my two constants: Robert Downey Jr. and George Clooney.
Oh, but my FIRST celebrity crush? Sean Astin. He got me at Goonies.

42 Ellen K. { 10.07.14 at 9:56 am }

I have such a crush on Prince Harry. My 5-year-old twins know this and point out his picture at magazine stands. They do not know that I had the hottest dream ever, involving both princes*, during my pregnancy. I blush just thinking about it.

Second is Colin Farrell. Love love lust him!

*I do not have a crush on Prince William, but he was very attentive in this dream.

43 Tiara { 10.07.14 at 10:01 am }

My crush right now is James Spader. He is so distinguished!

44 Mic { 10.07.14 at 12:25 pm }

Robert Downwy Jr.
Hands down.
It harkens back to the Alley McBeal days πŸ˜‰

45 Geochick { 10.07.14 at 2:52 pm }

My crush is Jon Stewart.

46 Elizabeth { 10.07.14 at 4:06 pm }

Laminated list! I love it, Lori!
Sean Bean, Robert Downey Jr, and just about any professional soccer player flicking long sweaty hair out of his eyes. Gross, I know, but somehow hot also…

47 Amber { 10.14.14 at 10:25 pm }

I’m behind in my reading, but thought I’d let you know I’m still following! Growing up, my Grandma had a crazy crush on Clyde Drexler of the Portland Blazers. The whole family called him “Grandma’s Boyfriend.” Taking it a step further, they actually had a life size cardboard cutout of Clyde Drexler in their house! Now that you think my family may be nuts….

My celebrity crush, hmmm…. I do think Gerard Butler is pretty hot.

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