Ryan Gosling saved a British journalist from being run over in NYC

Ryan Gosling

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Ryan Gosling’s persona — as a willing (yet still alleged) fauxmancer who is obsessed with Disneyland and takes his bad dog to yoga where it pees in the corner — often overrides the man himself, who has been known to do decent, humane things such as break up a street fight. Of course, I still think Gosling is a douchey poseur, but for the moment, he’s a good guy again for stopping a woman from walking into New York City traffic where she almost certainly would have been run over by a cab.

British journalist Lauren Penny (of New Statesman, Independent, Guardian, Al-Jazeera, and The Nation) has tweeted her account of “literally, LITERALLY” being pulled to safety by Gosling, which she states was necessary because she’s not quite used to looking in the Yank direction while crossing an intersection:

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Not bad, right? I love that some girl said “lucky bitch” to this journalist while confirming Ryan’s identity. While I haven’t been able to locate photo evidence of Gosling being in NYC at present, he and Eva Mendes were both in LA on April 1. So is he back in New York all alone? The journalist gives no mention of Ryan having a lady friend along while saving lives. Maybe he accidentally left Eva in a tea cup at Disneyland.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

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  1. Bubulle says:

    Real human being, and a real hero.

  2. Anna says:

    Ryan Gosling to the rescue! I love this guy!
    There have been many sightings of him in NY these days.

  3. Bite me says:

    That last sentence is golden!

  4. emma says:

    This is something people do everyday. Why is it a big deal that a celeb stopped someone from stepping into traffic? I thought what Zoe Saldana did for that woman who got hit was much more newsworthy and heroic.

  5. helvetica says:

    Love his red carpet style, never just plain boring black suit.

    Anyway,i like him so that’s good that he’s not a douchebag like Asston K

  6. Lee says:

    Douchey? Ryan? Now them’s fightin’ words. He may take the whole Hollywood scene with a wink and a smirk, but he’s not rude about it, and it’s part of his charm. I think he’s a decent human being.

  7. Spugz says:

    ah haaaa 3 degrees of seperation to Ryan Gosling. My friend is her colleague and I have therefore nearly touched Ryan Gosling.

  8. Gia says:

    He seems pretty legit to me. Side note: How can you hate on Gosling and defend Kim K????

  9. dahlianoir says:

    Lucky b!tch indeed lol

  10. sugar says:


  11. kit says:

    He’s been in NY for days but hasn’t been papped yet? How is that possible…
    oh wait, I guess no one is telling the paps where to find him…

    • Marjalane says:

      Hopefully all he did was swing through L.A. to dump one dog and pick up the other…

    • merc says:

      He’s been working exclusively with PUNKD Images, a Vancouver based pap agency who are tight with Lainey. He’s not going to tip off a rival agency.

      • kit says:

        That’s an interesting bit of info. May I ask how you know this?
        I always assumed it was mainly Mendes who tipped the paps. And from what I hear, Punkd aren’t crazy about her.

      • merc says:

        I’ve been paying attention to how Lainey operates for awhile now. She shows deference to those those who cooperate with her. Check some of the things she wrote before she started getting “Exclusives” from the Gosling camp. She obviously has an in there.

        Her relationship with PUNKD first came to my attention when they were stalking the Twilight set in Vancouver. Check their site and see what kind of shots they usually get. Van City, maybe a trip to Seattle. I can’t seem them going all the way to Thailand without some assurance they would get photos of Gosling and Mendes. Lainey hooked them up and she gets a deal on the exclusive photos. Win-win for both of them.

        What does a celeb of Gosling’s stature get out of it? I can only surmise that he was feeling guilty for the heat Eva was taking as his girlfriend, and he cares enough about her and the movie they did together to try to diffuse some of the negative attention. If the relatioship is over, maybe it was his goodbye gift to her. My gut feeling is they are “partners in crime” style friends with benefits and they won’t officially “split” until after the movie comes out.

      • Delouise says:

        I believe he is in on the PR game as well, those pics of them in Disneyland and Paris look very staged. Strangely the really juicy shots of that cemetery stroll were not allowed to be released in the US. Punkd probably was called to get some shots from the set of “Only God Forgives” but they kept stalking Gosling and Mendes to get them together on camera. Lainey all of a sudden talked up their relationship, because she got the shots first.

      • Bonnie says:

        Yeah, there were shots of them making out in the cemetery, but those weren’t released in the US. He had her backed into one of those little grave houses and was kissing her. Does that mean they are really a couple, or were they just kissing for the camera?

      • Delouise says:

        Strange that they actually did kiss, although they knew paps were all around. I wonder who decided that these pics were not allowed to be published in the US.
        I think they initially were a PR set up but then they became friends with benefits or even a legit couple.

      • Bonnie says:

        Hopefully he just experienced initial infatuation with her and now it’s beginning to wear off. I don’t know her, but my impression is that she is extremely vain and superficial. I can’t stand being around people who are like that, and I don’t know how he can either. And she is definitely using this relationship/or PR set-up to get people talking about her again, after nobody cared about her for the longest time. I hope he moves on soon. If not, that doesn’t say much about him.

      • lucy says:

        I think they both want to controll their image : remenber first shots in the car, they knew the paps were shooting them , Ryan looks at them and then kisses her, then came Disneyland Ryan still assuming his relationship with her and controlling, he perfectly knew they ‘ll be shot (these 2 shots were the ones were he seemed “happy”)then, the walk in the cemetery in Paris, very controlled, Ryan seemed more distant with her, and then the drunk history for Christmas, Ryan and Eva perfectly assuming their relationship and still controlling their image like they’re so cool…They have tried to sell us the good and cool couple but despite of all this PR work there’s a lot of negativity around them and now they’re trying to be more discreets. I may be the only one, but I think it’s a true story, that eva is more on him than he is on her and that they want to controll their image and they did not expect that they would be perceived so negatively. I think Ryan has lost a lot with all this, he ‘s in the eye of a media cyclone, and he’d better GET OUT of it very fast !

      • Liv says:

        I find it really weird that they were making out in Paris, but the pics were banned then. Maybe they were afraid to sell pics of them kissing at a graveyard?? 😉

        I always wondered why they are never seen kissing or even being affectionate. Every affection between them looks always so staged.

        I doubt they have a relationship going on. But like many others here said: this whole Eva thing makes him look really bad. It says more about him than about her.

      • Bonnie says:

        The funny thing is, Ryan looks really p*ssed off in those Paris shots. He really doesn’t look very happy to be followed by the paparazzi. Eva is indifferent and it doesn’t seem to bother her at all. If it’s his people behind all this, would they still do it if he was against it? Something doesn’t seem right.

      • oops says:

        I can’t find the interview in which Eva Mendes said “I’m incredibly calculated when it comes to my career”, so I think everything is planned. Very weird

  12. Nina says:

    Despite his poor taste in women, i still love him. He seems like a really nice guy.

    So if he’s in NYC, and Eva is in LA… Does that mean it’s over ? Fingers crossed.

    • lena says:

      Well, judging from those last pics of them together, I’d say they are close to being over. But it’s completely based on assumption, of course. I hope they don’t last. She’s so wrong for him, on so many levels.

    • Liv says:

      I guess everybody’s crossing fingers 😉 But what comes next? His image of the down-to-earth super cool indie boy is destroyed.

      • Bonnie says:

        You’re right. Her skeeve and bad reputation tarnished him a little bit, and he cannot recover from that completely. People won’t look at him the same. He made a bad decision, hooking up with someone like her.

      • lucy says:

        I think people will forget eva mendes very fast, she’s only a phase for him above all if he dates a great girl. His image is very down but fans are very faithful even if they are disappointed now. I ‘ve just watched Emma Stone in Ellen de Generes show, I love that girl, she’s so class and graceful such as Carey mulligan and Michelle Williams, love them !

      • pj says:

        I agree. Ryan can do no wrong in many people’s eyes.
        He could probably get away with lots of things and he’ll still be loved and adored. People have forgotten all about Paris Hilton and the married girl. They will probably forget about Eva too. His fans are some of the most faithful I’ve seen.

      • Nina says:

        @Lucy My friend interviewed Emma when she was promoting “The Help” in Paris and she said she was very nice. But honestly, Ryan and her have ZERO chemistry together. They seem like brother and sister.

  13. Loulou says:

    Manarchist, I’m going to use that.

  14. Maritza says:

    Love his style! He always stands out from the crowd on the red carpet, lovely man!

  15. Nessa says:

    When he is not immersed on the Hollywood scene, he is much less of a try-hard. He almost seems likable. Then you think about him being with Eva Mendes…

  16. lolly says:

    I’m not sure he was even in LA. Someone tweeted they saw him and Eva on their flight from Bangkok to Dubai. Someone else tweeted Ryan was on their flight from Dubai to NYC. No mention of Eva.

  17. hannah says:

    Lately, I was starting to get really annoyed with Ryan. The whole Eva Mendes thing is/was awkward for everybody. But then he does something like this and redeems himself. I can’t not love this guy.

  18. lucy2 says:

    Love the “lucky bitch” comment! LOL.

    He may be a wee bit douchey at times, but he’s a great actor, and I still like him.

  19. lucy says:

    good spirit and humour in these comments today ! Well I’m a stupid Ryan’s fan but I still think he’s a cool guy even if I don’t really get at all why he loves Disneyland, I know he’s a Disney product but I just can’t ! I hate Disneyland and I don’t understand why a women of 38 years old like eva goes for a date there ??

    • adrianna says:

      I love Disneyland. But the fact that he takes dates there over and over again is a bit weird. Disneyland, zoo, aquariums. Places with unruly screaming children. Not always the best. He was a child actor, so maybe he missed out on his childhood and is making up for it now?

    • merc says:

      I know a lot of people who grew up with Disney still make adults-only trips there all the time. I absolutely loved the place as a kid, but my last trip there two years ago was probably my last trip there until I have kids of my own. The massive crowds have really changed the character of the place, or I’m just getting old, or both.

  20. polly says:

    He’s a decent guy. Rather than being completely self absorbed and selfish, he genuinely cares about others. That’s rare in Hollyweird. Now his girlfriend on the other hand, I can’t say the same about her.

  21. Linn says:

    I LOVE him! Seriously, he’s talented, hot and a real-life hero 😀 What’s not to like?

  22. Dez says:

    This guy is many things. I think he can be a sweetheart sometimes, but he’s not immune to douchebaggery, judging from the “hooking up with random girls and then throwing them into a taxi” stories. Depends on what mood he’s in. He is a scorpio afterall. They tend to be very moody. But all in all, he’s fairly decent most of the time.

    • Mo2 says:

      Scorpios are known for being highly sexual also.

      • French says:

        I agree. My best friend is a scorpio, he can be very rough but in fact not with people whom he really estimates, he is like a coconut, hard outside but tender inside. Furthermore, he is faithful in friendship, I can count on him 24/24. If Ryan is the same, he is a good guy

      • Dez says:

        I say this because one of my good friends is a scorpio too. She can be all sweet and lovely one day, and a complete moody bitch the next, but she’ll always have my back.

  23. Mo2 says:

    I LOVE this man – red socks and all.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I quite like that he looks like Stanley Tucci a little bit.

  25. lucy says:

    Do you imagine Eva and Ryan together on the red carpet of the Place Beyond the Pines ? Ughh … She always sends ridiculous kisses to the photographers

    • LOL says:

      Ugh! I know. She always does that stupid blowing a kiss pose. She also likes to hang her mouth open in a seductive way. Not looking forward to it. Maybe they’ll be broken up by then? We might have a similar situation to Eva and Joaquin. That would be funny.

      • normades says:

        Yes, hoping it was an on-set hook up that lingered a bit. I bet they’ll be dunzo by the time the movie comes out.

      • kara says:

        I think they will keep up this charade until after the movie comes out. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of them yet, unfortunately.

    • Delouise says:

      Terribly annoying yes – honestly I think I could not stand her for more than an hour.
      She is dumber than horse shit.

  26. merc says:

    He acted like a human being. Good for him.

    • dotty says:

      I agree. He was just doing what any other decent human would do. It’s almost like he’s become a joke now. I bet he hates this and wishes he could just remain anonymous.

  27. shontay says:

    It’s hilarious to me that people hate on Ryan because he loves Disney, has a dog he takes everywhere and is dating manface. There are bigger fish to fry. The man is talented and so what if he’s presenting an image. Who doesn’t? and if he was boring, you’d cry about that,too.

    I love the Gos. He’s stylish, handsome, not a jerk from what I can see and above all, talented.

  28. Jordan says:

    Eh, it’s just like any twitter sighting…take it with a grain of salt. Maybe the journalist is just trying to get herself in the news.

  29. Strange no ? says:

    I’m a going to be a b**tch, but it’s weird as every time he makes something like that (like when he broke the street fight), there are journalists or persons who film him.

    • Eve says:

      I’m not sure if that makes you feel any better, but I’m right there with you.

      And I’d like to add: these nice, hero-like things usually happen right after he gets bad publicity (like hooking up with Eva Mendes).

      I think he has a well-oiled PR machine behind him — more so than Mendes herself.

      • Break says:

        In fact, many people on the net wonder if this woman did not confuse him with someone else, if it was not orchestrated by his PR, finally other actors and actresses (Mark Harmon, Tom Cruise, Zoe Zaldana, Harrisson Ford and others than I forget) saved lives and nobody speaks about it, what gives them more merit

  30. Nina says:

    Laurie Penny’s reply : “Ryan Gosling Saved Me From a Speeding Car But There’s War In the Middle East So Everyone Calm Down ” http://gawker.com/5899046/ryan-gosling-saved-me-from-a-speeding-car-but-theres-war-in-the-middle-east-so-everyone-calm-down

  31. ramona says:

    In that top photo, he looks like a wax model of himself. I mean, really creepy and fake. Swell socks, though. I dig.

  32. Jane says:

    Ugh, Manic Pixie Dream Guy.