People Magazine Features Sexy Cat Men!

I don’t subscribe to People Magazine* (not-that-there’s-anything-wrong-with-that) but I picked up the “Sexiest Man Alive” issue at Barnes and Nobles to flip through while sipping my Tall Soy Chai Latte this evening and came across something unexpected but very welcome.

Sexy cat men! Five of them to be exact! Major eye candy (or is that eye nip?!).

Yes I took this photo with my iPhone and I didn't purchase the magazine (I hope no one makes a citizen's arrest!)

Ian with his hunk of an orange rescue cat Moke (It’s hard to say which is the bigger stud don’t you think?)


Perhaps it was a way to appease those of use who don’t find Adam Levine sexy (deemed “Sexist Man Alive” for 2013), but whatever the reason I’m all for the glorification – perhaps even exploitation – of cat men. Particularly of the hunky variety. The subhead “What’s furry and sweet and makes you swoon? These stars cozying up to their favorite felines” sums it up perfectly.

So what do I do? What any responsible blogger would do for her fans. Start taking illicit shots of the magazine right then and there in Barnes and Noble with my iPhone – thankfully no one seemed to notice and/or care!

Max's cat is named after Kristen Stewart, whose Bengal cat is the reason Max got one too.

Max’s cat is named after Kristen Stewart, whose Bengal cat is the reason Max got one too.


The five cat men featured are Ian Somerhalder, Gilles Marini, Norman Reedus, Max Thierot and Ricky Gervais. Sadly, the only cat man I recognized is arguably the least-classically-sexy elder of the bunch, Ricky. I clearly need to start watching more television!

Of his cat Ollie Ricky says, “She’s fickle. I quite like it when she bites me, because it’s her letting me know that she used to be a lion.”  He might very well have a point there!

Ricky's cat is named after Ollie of Laurel and Hardy.

Ricky’s cat is named after Ollie of Laurel and Hardy.


I purposefully didn’t include all five of the cat men so you’ll be encouraged to buy a copy  to support the “cause” (or at the very least peruse it in your local B&N – hey, it’ll give you a reason to get out of the house!). That and this way hopefully People Mag won’t come after me for taking and posting pics from their mag (fingers crossed!).

Got home and found this behind-the-scenes video of the shoot with Ian Somerhalder. I think I’m in love. Not only is he super hot (those blue eyes *sigh*  doesn’t he remind you of a young Rob Lowe?), but I love the way he talks about his kitty.  This is a must-watch!

(Sadly it seems the video of Ian takes too long to load so you can watch it by clicking here or the image below)


Who is your favorite celebrity cat man of all time?

***11/23/13 UPDATE*** more behind the scenes videos of People Magazine’s 2013 Sexy Cat Men. This time it’s with Norman Reedus. He picked the least adoptable kitten (a black kitten found in a a box in NYC), and you’ll love the way he was named. Big time “awwwws”!


*Full disclosure, I used to get it for free for many, many years through work so I find it hard to actually pay for it. It does actually makes for the perfect Friday evening palate cleanser after a long week of work! Kind of like bubble gum for the brain.

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  • Major eye-candy!!!
    Or should I say eye-catnip!

    • Glogirly nailed that one! 🙂 Eye-catnip, purrrrrrrrrrr!


      • Tamar


    • Tamar

      You need to start naming my posts!

    • Tamar

      OK I kind of paraphrased you and put it in the post – hope that’s ok! You’re just too good!

  • Rena

    Ricky Gervais does nothing for me, but his cat is smokin’!

    • Tamar

      Bahaha. That’s funny. 🙂

    • Bastette

      I’m just happy that someone even slightly approaching my age is pictured here. Everyone else looks like jailbait to me. 🙂

      • Tamar

        i hear you on that! =^^=

  • Brooke

    Love it!! Thanks for the video! I thought Ian was already sexy but knowing he’s an animal lover (and a cat lover at that) just makes him that much sexier! lol And his eyes… *sigh*. That cat just looks so comfy and peaceful with him. 🙂

    • Tamar

      he has 8 animals! he mentions 6 dogs so i wonder what kind of animal the 8th one is?!

  • Gretchen

    I might have to go pick up this issue. And I actually do find Adam Levine attractive, so it’s a double win for me! 🙂

    • Tamar

      run don’t walk! =^^=

  • Real nice pictures…these guys should feel honored to be featured with these gorgeous cats!! Great blog as always 🙂

    • Tamar

      I like your twist on it. You’re right, they should feel honored 🙂

  • Eva

    No picture of Norman Reedus? He’s so cool in The Walking Dead. And now I now he likes cats, he’s even cooler. A quick search on google taught me he has a black cat like me!

    • Tamar

      Sorry! You should get the issue! His cat his very handsome!

      • Eva

        I’ll try. Not sure if I can get it here, don’t live in the US

        • Tamar

          email met at ihavecat (at) gmail (dot) com and i’ll email you the photo 🙂

  • the momz furrvurit hooman is still Ernest Hemingway… cuz his estate am a purrfect place fur kitties to lives!

  • The woman here is not sure she would class Ricky Gervais as, ‘sexy’.

  • My favorite cat guys are Edward Gorey and Mark Twain. Maybe not hunks but very cool… I love that People featured cats!

    • Sarah

      Don’t forget Winston Churchill! 😉

  • tracyg36

    Ian Somerhalder has two cats and six dogs.

    • Tamar

      I think i just found out his other cat is black! yay!

  • The mom says there’s nothing like a guy that likes cats…makes them more good-looking.

    • Tamar

      Your Mom is a wise lady!

  • my favorite celebrity cat man of ALL time? JOHN LENNON………he was crazy about cats, brilliant, sexy, sarcastic, what’s NOT to love?

  • jmuhj

    Gorgeous cats! And hopefully they’ll expand to more flavors *of guys* sometime soon!

    • Tamar


  • Ian Somerhalder also met Grumpy cat. Owner thought it was adooooorable. (I resent Owner for finding Grumpy cat cute).

    • Tamar

      I can’t believe Ian said “Ian Somerhalder Calls Grumpy Cat a ‘Pantydropper'” : 0

  • Oh my, oh my ,warning TMI–I need to take cold shower. This is just the pick me I needed after a tough week–praying for a black sick kitty to make it through.

    My favorite. Well? Ian got me flustered by I have to choose Gilles Marini. I learned about him in Dancing with the Stars and he is soooo HOT. Tall, dark, handsome and French. That’s exactly the guy I’m looking for!!! I choose him but you didn’t take a photo of that page–I demand you go back to newspaper stand and get me that photo! ( we don’t have newspaper stands here in Miami)

    • Sorry Tamar I just reread your post (I’m crazed by these videos) and realized you said Barnes & Noble. Surely the local CVS here will have an issue. well I found a video of Norman Reedus (another PEOPLE sexy cat man) with his black cat. Now Norman is not my type of guy but does look more appealing with that black cat! Will share it on my blog.

  • debbarnes

    I have my own favorite cat man who happens to live with me, so I’ll just leave it at that…. That said, I love that People did this!! Finally! Some positive press for kitties – this is one issue of People that I will actually buy…

    • Tamar

      awwwww what a lucky cat woman you are! =^^=

  • What about the Fiennes brothers?… god, Ralph Fiennes is so sexy it hurts! His english accent drives me crazy! You should add Ralph and Joseph Fiennes on your list… 🙂 they really “have something special”.

    • Tamar

      Ohhh I didn’t know they were cat men! I’ll have to check that one out! Thanks for the hot (no pun intended!) tip!

  • total eye nip..

    What a wonderful addition to the mag.. I’m glad they did it.

  • Men with cats are the sweetest and sexiest men alive. More sexy cat owners – Robert Downey, Jr, Tim Roth, Andrew Lincoln, and Matt Giraud. 😀