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People with way too much time on their hands get upset every year when "People" doesn't give the Sexiest Man Alive honor to Ryan Gosling.  But what if they've approached him several times, and he's turned them down? A "source" says that's exactly what happened , "They tried a few times, especially during his huge year in 2011.  The consensus was he's too serious for it, too artsy."But a "People" editor was quick to note that this year's honoree CHRIS HEMSWORTH is NOT a backup plan . . . quote, "While I look forward to the day when Ryan Gosling is named Sexiest Man Alive, this was not his year. "Chris Hemsworth was our first and only choice.  If you want to know why, just look at him.  I mean, seriously." If this "source" is correct, though, it means that at least the 2011 Sexiest Man Alive was supposed to go to Ryan Gosling.  And that year's winner was Bradley Cooper.

Here’s the list of the sexiest men and women for the past 10 years – the men are from “People” and the women are from “esquire”:

2014:  Chris Hemsworth and Penelope Cruz

2013:  Adam Levine and Scarlett Johansson

2012:  Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis

2011:  Bradley Cooper and Rihanna

2010:  Ryan Reynolds and Minka Kelly

2009:  Johnny Depp and Kate Beckinsale

2008:  Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry

2007:  Matt Damon and Charlize Theron

2006:  George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson

2005:  Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Biel

2004:  Jude Law and Angelina Jolie





Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner will be spending Thanksgiving with the Damon family. Ben and Jennifer revealed their plans to our sources at the Save the Children Illumination Gala in New York City. He says, "My mother is staying with us now and we'll all go down the street to Matt Damon's house. We're all invited. Matt and my family are all like one big extended family for Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to it a lot."

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