'Fault in Our Stars' Cutie Ansel Elgort Goes Wet and Shirtless For Charity: VIDEO

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Ansel Elgort of The Fault in Our Stars strips to his skivvies and gets dunked with ice water in the latest round of Chillin 4 Charity. Much like with Rachel Maddow, Elgort was challenged by someone he knew - in this case, DJ Pierce Fulton - to upend a bucket of ice water over his head and donate $50 to charity. Elgort took to it without hesitation and, per the rules of the challenge, passed the charity dare on to The Fault in Our Stars author John Green, film co-star Nat Wolff, and Teen Wolf star Dylan O'Brien.

While some have levied criticsm at the challenge for the pocket change that celebrities are contributing, it originated with University of Arizona head coach Niya Butts and was originally spread amongst college basketball players and coaches, a demographic for whom $50 (or $250 for those that refuse the challenge) is a more substantial sum. By keeping their own donations that low, celebrities are arguably keeping the trend going and accessible to the general public rather than hijacking it as a ego-booster for the well-to-do.

But that's a discussion for another post. This post is about seeing Ansel Elgort shirtless and dripping wet, which you can do AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Nope, doesn't make up for the fact he starred in that sappy hetero schlock.

    Posted by: Brandon H | Aug 11, 2014 3:16:21 PM

  2. So what if it was a hetero romance? Chill the eff down.

    Posted by: Mikey | Aug 11, 2014 3:49:00 PM

  3. B*tch, whine, moan, my life is pathetic, be negative about everything: some Towleroad posters.

    Posted by: UGH | Aug 11, 2014 4:21:40 PM

  4. So what, Brandon, are we to start shaming people for acting in movies featuring straight protagonists now? Your life must be tonnes of fun.

    Posted by: LiamB | Aug 11, 2014 5:46:14 PM

  5. Not so sure he was straight

    Posted by: r | Aug 11, 2014 7:51:16 PM

  6. Technically, he was not "dunked"

    past tense: dunked; past participle: dunked

    dip (bread or other food) into a drink or soup before eating it.
    "she dunked a piece of bread into her coffee"

    He was doused:

    past tense: doused; past participle: doused

    pour a liquid over; drench.
    "he doused the car with gasoline and set it on fire"
    synonyms: drench, soak, saturate, wet, splash, slosh More
    "sprayers doused the fields next to us with pesticides"
    extinguish (a fire or light).
    "stewards appeared and the fire was doused"
    synonyms: extinguish, put out, quench, smother, snuff (out) More
    "a guard doused the flames"
    lower (a sail) quickly.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Aug 11, 2014 8:06:19 PM

  7. Good job, Joseph Singer! I hate sloppy grammar and bad word usage, too.

    As for the Ansel Elgort's ice bucket challenge, the fifty dollars raised for charity and the fact it encourages others to follow suit are both good things.

    Posted by: RonCharles | Aug 11, 2014 11:13:48 PM

  8. Such a cutie and the star of a truly fabulous and touching movie that imparts a significant and essential lesson on life.

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Aug 12, 2014 1:24:10 AM

  9. If he just put the ice in, how cold could it be?

    Posted by: Bob | Aug 12, 2014 9:56:35 AM

  10. Elgort is Gay....Everybody in New York knows that...

    Posted by: rochon | Aug 12, 2014 1:37:45 PM

  11. Do you feel like a big man saying that ROCHON (or the 300 hundred other names you post under)?

    Posted by: UGH | Aug 12, 2014 2:48:50 PM

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