Beauties, if you thought you were the only ones obsessed with products, you haven’t seen Laz Alonso’s cabinets. The hunk behind films like “Avatar” and “Jumping The Broom” is somewhat of a product junkie, and his latest campaign for Proctor & Gamble, “Try It And Love It,” is giving him a fix by letting him share some of his favorite over-the-counter offerings that he uses to keep it sexy on set.
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“Most recently, on the NBC pilot show I’m working on now, ‘The Mysteries of Laura,’ they told me that I had a shirtless scene that I had to prepare for and, as actors, when they tell us we have to take our shirt off, we go into panic mode,” Alonso tells us. “What looks good in the mirror isn’t necessarily going to translate on camera. So, I’ve been working out a lot doing two-a-days, going through a lot of laundry and that’s when I discovered Gain Tide Dragonfruit liquid detergent with Febreeze freshness. I was already using Fabreeze just to keep my furniture and my drapes smelling fresh because I like to have the guys over and watch sports and light up some cigars. I was always using Gain in my laundry room but, this product where they combine Gain and Fabreeze freshness with this little Tide Dragonfruit scent has been a godsend to me for keeping my clothes extra, extra fresh. You know who appreciates the Dragonfruit scent more than I do? Everyone who’s in the gym working out beside me because I started smelling like Tide Dragonfruit.”
Alonso also touts the wonders of Gillette razors — which he’s been using since he was a young man learning how to shave — and Old Spice soap “because it also smells amazing,” when he’s getting ready to fight the bad guys in his latest series.
Laz may “panic” when going shirtless on screen but ladies loved it when he shared a picture of himself lathering up with Old Spice.
The actor has been busy filming ‘The Mysteries Of Laura,” in New York starring as a partner to a homicide detective played by Debra Messing (“Will And Grace”), which is giving him a chance to flex his comedic chops as much as the opportunity to show off his gym results.
“It’s a show that I’m having a lot of fun with, just because the material gives the show a light-hearted comedic side that I don’t think you see in a lot of my body of work,” the actor says. “While I’ve been successful playing dramatic roles, I love comedy. A lot of the comedians that know me are like, ‘you need to do comedy, you’re hilarious, people don’t know that about you. So, this show, it’s a dramedy, it’s not 100 percent a comedy, but it’s very light-hearted. Debra Messing’s character and I are partners on the beat. We couldn’t come from more complete opposite worlds. Her character lives out in the suburbs and is the mother of twins and yes, she’s a homicide detective, but she’s more of a mom more than anything else and my character is from the inner city of New York. Our two world collide, but in some weird way, it works perfectly when it comes to solving crimes.”
Up next, the actor is still waiting to hear if he’ll reprise his role as “Jason Taylor” in a possible sequel to “Jumping The Broom,” a rumor that he saw online the same time the rest of us did. “People have been blowing up my timeline on Twitter and Instagram asking me about it and I’m really good friends with Devon Franklin, the studio executive over at Sony and he hasn’t confirmed or denied it either. So, the fact that he’s keeping so tight-lipped about it is making me think that maybe it’s true because every other time that I called Devon, he’s like ‘all right, man, we’re working on it.’ I hope that it is true and if it is, I think that basically Sony heard all the cries from all the fans, which every since the first ‘Jumping The Broom’ came out, fans have been almost begging for part 2 to come out. Hopefully, they’ll give the fan base what they want.”
If it’s like that, consider this our official request for more shirtless scenes.
The 51 Hottest Black Men In Hollywood
1. The Hotness
People magazine released their "Sexiest Man Alive" list with "The Voice" judge Adam Levine taking the #1 spot for 2013 (really!?). Even though some of our favorites like Idris Elba and Pharrell were sprinkled throughout the list, we can't help but think of all the other sexy Black men in Hollywood. From Columbus Short to Michael B. Jordan and of course Denzel, click on to see the hotness and get ready to swoon!
2. Michael B. Jordan
Number one was a no brainer. I mean, have you SEEN "The Wire" and "Fruitvile Station"? Sheesh! Although Mike snagged number one, number two is close behind..
3. Columbus Short
*Sigh* Columbus Short a.k.a Harrison. Our favorite Gladiator, aside from Olivia, of course. Now the question is, Shonda, when is Harrison going to have a love interest on "Scandal" and how do I audition for the part? Just saying..
4. Jay Ellis
Jay Ellis is a newbie to the Hollywood scene but he's definitely making a staple as one of the hottest black men in Hollywood! That smile? Good Lord.
5. Michael Ealy
Get lost in Michael Ealy's eyes ladies. It's something about those blue eyes! Not to mention, I love a man with a scruffy beard! Not debatable.
6. Trey Songz
7. Idris Elba
Idris Elba!! A man with a British accent? Automatically qualifies as a hottie. No debates here.
8. Isaiah Mustafa
Say heeelloooo to the Old Spice guy (from the Old Spice commercials)! I don't even use the men's product but I'll buy whatever he's selling!
9. Derrick Rose
Not exactly Hollywood, but Derrick Rose deserves a mention on this list. Wouldn't you agree?
Skateboard P gives us sexy sounds, style and seriously, does this man age!? Sheesh!
Tip, you sir, are fine.
12. Charles Michael Davis
The sexy stare that this "Greys Anatomy" star launches into? Man, listen...
13. Colin Kapernick
Those arms! Who can really focus on the game?
Oh, hey Nelly. Who knew you had all those abs in those jeans?!
Nas still looks as great as he did when he was in his 20s!
16. Terrence J
Nothing like a man that's gorgeous AND super successful! Television host, actor and now author? What CAN'T Terrence J do?
17. Lenny Kravitz
Love the whole rocker thing Lenny Kravtiz has going on!
18. Will Smith
The "Fresh Prince" is aging quite nicely if you ask me!
19. Kendrick Lamar
Just because he's killing everybody in the rap game right now. My opinion. No debates lol.
20. Lance Gross
Tall, dark and handsome. Hey Lance Gross!
21. Reggie Bush
Kim Kardashian let a fine one get away! Reggie's muscles are chiseled from the gods!
22. Damon Wayans Jr.
Damon. Wayans. Junior. Who. Knew.
23. Mechad Brooks
Seriously, have you seen this man's Calvin Klein ads?
Miguel is absolutely adorable!
You may or may not like Future's style, but let's just stand back and admire his chiseled face and high cheek bones!
26. A$AP Rocky
Say what you want about A$AP, but he's beautiful! Especially when he decides to cut his braids!
27. Boris Kodjoe
One of the few that can actually pull off the bald look and we've never heard German sound so smooth as it does when this native speaks it!
28. Shemar Moore
Shemar's been looking good for decades!
29. Tyson Beckford
The body? Those lips? Tyson Beckford's hot-factor needs little explanation.
30. President Barack Obama
Yes, that's our President! Not exactly a man in Hollywood but he deserves a mention anyway just for being him - great father, husband and the hottest President EVER!
Usher, you're fine.
32. Jesse Williams
Lawd... I could stare into those blues eyes all day.
33. Laz Alonso
Well, hello there!
34. Pooch Hall
Everyone fell in love with Pooch Hall as Derwin on "The Game" and for good reason too!
You must admit that Drizzy cleans up nicely in a suit and tie!
36. Denzel Washington
Had to throw Denzel in the list for everybody's mom and auntie! LOL
37. Luke James
With songs like "Make Love To Me" this crooner who opened up for Beyonce has some sultry tunes, and he just so happens to be easy on the eyes too!
38. Lamman Rucker
39. Blair Underwood
Wish we saw more of Blair on the big screen!
40. Taye Diggs
Taye made a few women want to get their grove back with that perfect smile!
41. John Legend
Love a man that can sing!
Gotta love an intellectual man!
Whether he's rocking a full 'Fro or a shorter crop Maxewell always brings the sexy.
44. Morris Chestnut
Thanks to this hottie, I can not WAIT to see "The Best Man Holiday!"
Ludacris has stepped it all the way up since he's started his acting career! Well, hello!
46. Mack Wilds (Tristian Wilds)
Might be a little young for some, but quite a cutie nonetheless!
47. J. Cole
Yup, crooked smile and all!
Unfortunately, we haven't heard much from Jeremih lately but we could never forget how gorgeous he is!
49. Brian White
Brian White, yes! NFL player turned actor.. we see you!
50. Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard definitely deserves a mention!
51. Derek Luke
52. Andre 3000
Last, but certainly not least, Mr. Andre 3 Stacks! Just because he's so darn fly!