Tom and I have been staying with Ed and Dede and their family in Millburn, NJ this week, and we’ve been discussing the sexiest people alive exclusive of anyone we actually know.  So other people’s spouses or people at church or relatives cannot be a part of this sexiest people list.  Ed had his list all ready (anything in parantheses is mine).  His top 5 sexiest women under age 40:

  1. Adrianne Palicki—plays Tyra Collette on “Friday Night Lights.”  (Don’t have a clue who this is.)
  2. Charlize Theron—the one from “Italian Job” and “That Thing You Do”—not the one from “Monster.” (I love that TV ad she does).
  3. Catherine Zeta-Jones—if ever there was a reason to use T-Mobile.
  4. Tina Fey—because humor is sexy too.  (She’d be my number 1).
  5. Avril Lavigne—a bit of a rebel.  Doesn’t care what anyone else thinks.  Totally hot.  (I have no idea who this is either).

These are Ed’s sexiest women over age 40:

  1. Salma Hayek.  I first saw her in “Fools Rush In,” and this year she’s been on several episodes of “30 Rock.”
  2. Diane Lane—“The Perfect Storm,” “Under the Tuscan Sun.
  3. Katie Couric— CBS News.  (Really?)
  4. Patricia Heaton from “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
  5. Julia Louis-Dreyfus—Elaine on “Seinfeld.”

If Ed were gay, these are his top 5 sexiest men:

  1. Matt Damon—Jason Bourne
  2. Clint Eastwood—“Unforgiven,” “Gran Torino,” “Dirty Harry.”  (He’s my number 1.  So smart).
  3. Leonard Nimoy—with our without the Spock ears.
  4. Adam Levine—lead singer from Maroon 5
  5. George Clooney—everyone knows George.

(My top five men over forty would be Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Barack Obama, Steve Carrell and Steve Martin.  If I were gay:  Helen Mirren, Catherine Deneuve, Meryl Streep,  Tina Fey, and Candace ?  The divine design woman.)

(I need to put in this list.  The sexiest 5 dead men:  Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Gary Cooper, John Kennedy and George Washington.)