It’s official. If you didn’t know it before, you do now. Jon Huntsman is one steamy meat dumpling! The AARP has ranked the Penn alum and former presidential candidate among the 21 sexiest men over 50. Ow ow!
We can’t say we’re very surprised. All the while this “hippest dude in the conservative crowd” was running for office, we were just picturing how that salt-and-pepper hair would translate onto the $50 bill. (Grant, I’mma let you finish, but Movember was like seven months ago.)
Aside from our favorite 52-year-old Chinese ambassador, the AARP list also includes George Clooney (quick, everyone act surprised!) and last year’s commencement speaker Denzel Washington.
As if our shoutouts on Yahoo! and C-SPAN weren’t enough, Penn’s Graduation has finally made it to the big leagues! Not only has Denzel been spotted internationally in a Spanish gossip magazine, but his speech has also been featured in thisclip on CBS News. Denzel’s words of wisdom come in with fireworks around the 2:40 mark.
Denzel’s speech at our fair institution has been getting coverage allovertheinternet this week, but nothing beats being the Yahoo homepage. Well, we guess being the homepage of a company not speeding towards irrelevance would be slightly better, but hey. We’re famous!
Um, so, now we’re kind of hearing that our grad speaker might be Denzel Washington? Sources close to the selection process say it’s NOT Bill Clinton, and people peripherally involved in graduation seem to believe it’s actually proud Penn parent Denzel.
Basically, we’re dying to know! Last year they let this info out in February, so we’ve been on the edges of our seats for a month now. Please share information!
In another Penn for Haiti effort, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are hosting Hoops for Haiti tonight at the Palestra. Initiated by stud-turned-coach Jermone Allen in the wake of the tragedy, the Hoops for Haiti drive is encouraging fans to bring old shoes to tonight’s game against St. Joseph’s. Not only is it Penn’s last chance to put an end to its 12-game Big 5 losing streak, but it’s also for a great cause.
One thing’s for sure; the Haitian that gets some of Denzel‘s old kicks is gonna be one lucky dude.
For more infomation, and interviews with the coaches of both the Men and Women’s basketball teams, see the DP story here.
Penn Dad of the Year Denzel Washington made an appearance on Jay Leno last night, in which he shouted out Penn Basketball. Denzel says the Washington fam went to games against Davidson (a 79-50 loss) and Duke (a 114-55 loss). “And they played,” Denzel laments. Being the good parent he is, Denzel says he tries to stay out of the way at games.
According to the Huffington Post, Denzel Washington was at Penn State’s Jordan Center last night to watch his son Malcom play in Penn’s first basketball game of the year. Says the HuffPo, “Malcolm did not play and his team lost to Penn State, 70-55.”
Denzel was like “Whaaaat?!” (see right).
Apparently no one at Penn State cared too much about him being there, which is hard to believe. Maybe they haven’t seen Remember the Titans? On that note, maybe Glen Miller should let Denzel talk to the team before the next game, see if he can’t get them playing like men out there.
Even celebuspawns check out Penn Previews! Philly.comreports that Denzel Washington took his son Malcolm and the rest of his family to the 215 to tour campus, and that Malcolm will likely be hitting up Penn come fall. In typical Penn admissions fashion, a university rep replied, “We can’t give out the names of any students who have applied to Penn.” Let the dirty rushing begin, frat boys.
Did any of you catch Philadelphia on AMC yesterday or today? The cable network’s had the movie on rotation lately to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Yes, it’s been 15 years since Tom Hanks won the first of his back-to-back Oscars, and let us all pause for a moment to revel in the amazingness that was early-to-mid-’90s Tom Hanks. But that’s just the first of many reasons that Philadelphia is an awesome movie. As you must know, its representation of AIDS, homosexuality and discrimination was groundbreaking, and it’s got a kick-ass Springsteen themesong to boot. And we would be remiss if we didn’t trot out the oft-repeated tidbit that a scene was shot at our very own Fisher Fine Arts Library. If we remember the admissions tour spiel correctly, they had to move out all the art books and bring in legal ones to make the space look more like a law library. Movie magic, everyone! Also, if our memory continues to be reliable, Tom Hanks’s character is a Penn Law grad, and everyone’s favorite former Philly mayor and Penn alum Ed Rendell has a cameo. So yes, we recommend that you watch Philadelphia next time it’s on. Check out listings on AMC’s website.
Oooh, and here’s a less oft-repeated tidbit: Denzel Washington was totally spotted on campus during this year’s NSO, apparently touring Penn with his high school senior son and a basketball coach. Admissions office, hook it up!