Matthew Fox, or more particularly his "Lost" character Jack, is the prototype of the new L.A. Hunk, Shane Watson heavy-breathes in Sunday's Times of London. "Jack is the modern womanís fantasy made real by a team of LA scriptwriters ó a composite of George Clooney, the Diet Coke break man, JFK Jr, Action Man, every male model who has advertised aftershave and a hunky Sicilian peasant, as envisaged by Dolce & Gabbana....He looks like someone Herb Ritts discovered under a truck in Montana." Watson waxes on, saying it's an L.A. thing:
And the point is, Jack is no accident. He follows hot on the heels of Jesse Metcalf (the gardener in Desperate Housewives) and bears more than a passing resemblance to Adam Levine, the lead singer of Los Angeles band-of-the-moment Maroon 5. An intense, thoughtful demeanour is part of the deal. Fitness comes into it, obviously. And thereís a clean, decent, morally upstanding aspect to these new Jacks. They donít do drugs. They donít cheat on women. They shoulder responsibilities like men and they look like men ó albeit super-buffed, tanned and Gucci-groomed.
Today's Times of London also carries a byline story about the Catalina plane crash and ocean rescue of actor and screenwriter Milo Addica, playing up the shark-infested waters angle.