The star of CW's Arrow Stephen Amell has shown that he quite loves his time in front of the camera, be it doing the Harlem Shake, posing for beefcake promo posters, or comparing before-and-after shots of his physique. For the new year, Amell has decided to start posting his pictures in one place via a brand-new Instagram account and has started things off with a soothing tide video and a shirtless beach pic that is sure to appeal to straight and gay fans alike.
An Ohio University student, Dorian Graham, has been charged in a case involving Snapchat and Instagram as a means for sexual extortion. Graham, according to a report from WOWK-TV, pretended to be a female in order to encourage a male student to send naked photos via Snapchat; afterward Graham posted the photos on Instagram for others to see. Graham then extorted the other male student to engage in sexual activity at the school's Athens, OH campus by refusing to take the photos off of Instagram unless he complied with Graham's demands.
It is truly a case for the technological age, and one which sees Graham facing several felony charges, including extortion and sexual battery.
Clint Eastwood's 27-year-old aspiring actor, model, and surfer son Scott made a splash this week with a photo spread in Town & Country magazine. Turns out the sexy shots there were just the tip of the iceberg.
Remember that New York magazine article on #Instastuds? It's right up Eastwood's alley.
Check out a whole gallery of evidence, AFTER THE JUMP...
Wrote Eastwood on Instagram: "Thanks for all the support. If you really want to help, grab a shovel. There is yard work to be done! #eastwoodlivin"
Last week, Michael Jordan's 20-year-old daughter, Jasmine, used her Instagram to respond to rumors surrounding her sexual orientation, which began to circulate after she posted a photo (below) of her in an intimate hug with another woman.
Gossip blogs have speculated that the other woman in the picture is Jasmine's girlfriend, Carmen, a player on the Syracuse University women's basketball team.
Jasmine, the daughter of the former Chicago Bulls star and his ex-wife Juanita Vanoy, is not ready to discuss her sexuality yet, however. She writes, on Instagram:
"Until Love, Trust, Honesty, Respect, Loyalty, Commitment, Genuine Happiness and other characteristics or aspects I want in a relationship is defined by one gender then and only then will I discuss my sexual preference."
It's been a good week for Tom Daley fans. On top of his soon-to-be-released 2014 calendar, the Olympic diver recently told an interviewer that he "really appreciate[s]" his gay fanbase. And we certainly appreciate you too Tom.
Check out some choice images from the calendar and Tom's Instagram, AFTER THE JUMP...
The calendar will be available in September.
With apps like Instagram giving users the ability to crop and filter their photos to near-professional results, its no surprise that the social media site has quickly become a psedo-Vogue for the general public to flaunt their very own glamorous style and sex appeal.
And now there's a term for the gays taking full advantage of these social media platforms to harness their own eroticism: the #Instastuds. Mike Albo over at New York sums up how these guys are not your run-of-the-mill shirtless hotties, but rather something much more alluring and unobtainable:
The #Instastuds are different than your average hot selfie-taking guy or women on Instagram - the ones who will occasionally post a photo of a sunset, their cat, or a casual lingerie shot in their apartment. These men are more relentless and artful: They pose gorgeously in photo after photo, channeling their inner Steven Meisel, their images as well-selected, aspirational, and powerfully seductive as an underwear or fragrance ad campaign.
Flaunting themselves on Instagram, they are also all proudly and openly gay...But at the same time, they all look fairly heteronormative: hunky, sporty, the kind of guy who would call himself "masc & musc" in a hook-up app and would never take a photo of himself at Drag Brunch. And all are careful to avoid appearing like they are doing this just to get laid. By showing that, they would be revealing that they are vulnerable and have needs, and an #Instastud can never look unsatisfied with his life.
You can check out the full article and more photos of these self-published studs HERE.