Sep 19, 2010

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Any twenty-something girl can attest to the appeal of chick-flick's leading men.The allure of watching the ultimate bad boy turn into the perfect boyfriend is a fantasy that will never fade. It's always that one role, the pivotal performance in a chick-flick, that will determine the actor's staying power among a certain demographic. Take Freddie Prinze Jr in She's All That or Heath Ledger in Ten Things I Hate About You. Both men went on to have successful careers in film and television, but I'll always remember them as Zack Siler and Patrick Verona.

Likewise with former teen idol Shane West. Spotted at the Toronto International Film Festival's gala premiere of The Town, Shane was huddled with a group of his friends in the main lobby. Clearly not in the VIP scene, Shane was gracious enough to speak to some fans, and take pictures with the ladies. While most people remember Shane as Dr. Ray Barnett in ER or as Michael in the new show Nikita, I'll always remember him as Landon Carter from A Walk to Remember. You remember - the reformed bad boy who gave up the parties for a dying Mandy Moore? Pure heaven, or as I like to call him, the ultimate chick flick star. 

I'm not going to lie, seeing Ben Affleck and Jon Hamm was much more exciting than my run in with Shane West. However, the surprise appearance may or may not have had me YouTube-ing scenes from A Walk To Remember all night. Wouldn't you have done the same?


  1. THIS VIDEO IS INCREDIBLE. great find!

  2. Ah I totally remember him from AWTR as well! That was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the picture. So jealous of your fab star-studded life, miss!


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