Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling finally got a People cover as ‘America’s Most Wanted Man’

Ryan Gosling finally got his People Magazine cover! Unfortunately for his rabid Hey Girls, it’s not People’s Sexiest Man Alive, although the headline “America’s Most Wanted Man” is certainly encouraging, right? I guess People is glossing over the fact that Gosling is (GASP) Canadian! But sure, Ryan is a “wanted man” in America. More so in 2011, probably, but I guess his fanbase hasn’t completely abandoned him in this current Eva Mendes Era. Honestly, my first thought when I saw the People cover was “Damn, Ryan really needs ‘Gangster Squad’ to be a hit, right?” Otherwise I can’t see why he would agree to this mess.

Devoted son, quirky leading man – and everyone’s favorite fantasy boyfriend.

But how does Ryan Gosling stack up in his real-life romance with actress Eva Mendes?

The “hey girl” Internet obsession, 32, “is an incredibly sweet boyfriend,” a Gosling source tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. He and Mendes, 37, “get along so well because she’s not needy or smothering,” says another insider. “They just work.”

Mendes is hardly the only one to fall under Gosling’s spell. The former Mouseketeer – who brought his mom, Donna, as his date to the Jan. 7 Gangster Squad premiere in L.A. – is “funny and charming,” says the film’s director, Ruben Fleischer.

“When you’re with him you feel different. He has a magnetic quality – larger than life.”

And yes, he knows how to work his quirks – everything from self-designed tattoos to an enduring Disneyland fascination.

“Women love him because he’s just kooky,” says the insider. “He’s definitely in touch with his childlike side.”

[From People]

“They get along so well because she’s not needy or smothering…” Did that quote bother the hell out of anyone else? Keep in mind – this is People Mag. This is coming from Ryan’s publicist. This is how he wants to put himself out there. So, this is Ryan’s version of himself, how he wants people to think of him – he’s the guy who needs to be in a relationship with a girl who is not “needy and smothering.” Nevermind that Eva Mendes followed him to Bangkok because she wanted to keep an eye on him and his potentially wandering dong, amirite? But Ryan is the kind of guy who says/thinks that a relationship works because the girl doesn’t demand too much out of him. He is not the guy who thinks that a relationship works because both people are equals and there’s a give-and-take and her career and her needs and her stuff is just as important as his stuff. That’s just an FYI to the Hey Girls – Ryan is not going to be into you if you have your own stuff going on, or if you’re “needy”.

Here’s “Hey Girl I don’t like needy bitches” Gosling at the Gangster Squad premiere two nights ago:

Photos courtesy of WENN, cover courtesy of People Magazine.

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  1. I.want.shoes says:

    And it comes at a time where I find he is mostly unwanted and undesirable. Especially in that caca-colored suit.

  2. Sam says:

    I must be the only woman alive who simply does not get him. He’s an alright actor and an attractive man. But…that’s about it. I can get why he’s have a fan base (but let’s face it, Clay Aiken had a rabid female fanbase for a while there too). I wonder if there’s something I’m not getting.

  3. hoya_chick says:

    I am super over him. He is so last year! And that title makes him sound like a criminal on the loose. Ha.

    I think his whole persona is fake and the fact that he is dating Eva Bitchface Mendes makes me like him even less.

    The whole story is sycophantic mess. This is my fav part:“When you’re with him you feel different. He has a magnetic quality – larger than life.” Hahhahaha, he is Jesus ya’ll.

    Charming Potato should have a chat with people mag cause this is totally stepping on his reign as Sexiest Man Alive or whatever.

  4. Nya says:

    That’s stupid. I’m so sick of his face.

  5. lucy2 says:

    Feels like they’re a year or so behind with this.
    That needy comment is odd.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Yeah Really…”Ryan is not going to be into you if you have your own stuff going on, or if you’re “needy”.” What does that even mean? If you have your own stuff going on, chances are that you’re not going to be needy. Needy-esque people have to have their own thing going on to “dilute” their neediness as much as possible.

  6. afrotastic says:

    I never liked him. I don’t know what all the fuss is about and his got a funny chin. Actors are narcissists, so am not surprised. It’s all about them at the end of the day.

  7. Jackie says:

    So does that mean that Rachel McAdams was needy and smothering him? What a joke. I’ll always blame him for her taking that 2 year career break(while dating him), that seems to have killed her career now. The fact that Mr. “I’m not Hollywood” has now turned to People magazine just shows how he’s completely sold out. Humble my a$$. Fake as ever more like it.

    • bonnie says:

      I wonder about that too. Rachel turned down some major career making roles during that time. At the end of the day, it’s all about him. He plays a good game, fooling women everywhere that he’s somehow humble and down to earth, but he’s really just like the rest. Also, look at who he’s been dating for over a year. Eva Mendes is the furthest from humble. Look her up, in interviews she sounds very impressed with herself and full of ego. Maybe that’s why they get along so well. Rachel was too nice for him.

  8. stellalovejoydiver says:

    When I read the headline “America`s most wanted man” I was thinking of a criminal and thought, they found some dead bodies in his trunk.
    Homeboy is creepy, would not surprise me tbh.

  9. Kaity says:

    Well, as you can see, Ryan didn’t even give People a quote for their story or any pics so I can’t see how he “agreed” to anything. Sure, People probably called his reps to notify them they were doing a cover story, but he didn’t contribute to it. Which is firmly why I believe he’s never been People’s SMA, tbh. He wouldn’t give them any exclusives.

  10. Dani says:

    He is literally clinging on to his mothers hand for dear life. Major mommas boy.

  11. Tiffany says:

    Gangster Squad has a 75 million dollar budget, so yeah, this movie needs to be a hit for all involved.

  12. Chicagogurl17 says:

    How did I miss the studs on the shoes? Ugh. Gross.

  13. stellalovejoydiver says:

    Ryan, top marks for not trying
    So kind of you to bless us with your effortlessness
    We’re grateful and so strangely comforted

    And I wonder when are you putting me under
    Cause you know you make the ladies squirt the way you fill out those jeans and shirt
    We want your ham, America`s most wanted man

    Some want to kiss some want to kick you
    There’s not a net you couldn’t slip through
    Or at least that’s the impression I get cause you’re smooth and make me wet
    And she’s not aware yet but she’s yours

    She’ll be sayin’ use me
    Show me the jacuzzi
    I imagine that it’s there on a plate
    Your rendezvous rate means that you’ll never be frightened to make them wait for a while
    I doubt it’s your style not to get what you set out to acquire
    She knows she will get ditched
    When she starts being a needy bitch

    Calm, collected, and commandin’
    You made the other stories standin’
    With your renditions and jokes
    Bet there’s hundreds of blokes that have wept cause you’ve stolen their …thunder
    Are you puttin’ me under

    Cause you can`t look any fitter
    the way you pull of that fugly suit and those pimp slipper
    Even before Drive you were the Sexiest Man Alive

    (New version of Arctic Monkeys`s Brianstorm for our favourite momma`s boy, suck it BCoop and Leo)

  14. Kate says:

    Ryan, Leo and Shia need to open the
    “No woman is as good as mommy”-club.

  15. elay says:

    But sure, Ryan is a “wanted man” in America. More so in 2011, probably, but I guess his fanbase hasn’t completely abandoned him in this current Eva Mendes.


    sorry but this sounds so ridiculous.

    It is not about 2.011. 2012 or 2013. It is not about he having a fan base or not.

    It is about being a good Oscar nominated actor with excellent movie choices and amazing future projects.

  16. Nessa says:

    So contrived and annoying. And I used to love him!!!

  17. Jess says:

    They’re about a year too late with this, but hey that’s People for you.

  18. s says:

    OK, so no one gets it. can someone who gets it please explain?

  19. NeoCleo says:

    He is a natural actor and easy enough on the eyes. I will watch him in most anything.

    But he looks soooo wrong with Mendez. She’s only 37 and very pretty but when she is standing next to him in photos, I keep thinking he’s dating his mother.

  20. tabasco says:

    well, im glad so many are over him. more for me! i don’t like the facial hair though. i’m not into facial hair on any dude, ever. in addition to being SO GODDAM SEXY, i also love his voice. i don’t see how this people cover is any kind of bad sign for him. he’s pretty well-established as a talented and in-demand actor. the people cover is probably just to shut up the hey girls about the sexiest man alive thing and also maybe a little damage control with his female fan base given the eva-hate (which i don’t really understand).

  21. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Ryan: I’m just not that into you. Anymore.

  22. Claudia says:

    Eh. People only seem to get riled up about this if the sentiment appears to come from a guy towards his girl… not the other way around. I say this because, while I don’t believe Gosling actually feels this way (tabloid stuff), I feel this way. I don’t like to be with men who are needy or smothering. This has nothing to do with them taking a backseat to my needs, interests, career, studies, etc. I just don’t want to be a person’s *whole* world, I want them to have their own life and their own interests.

    What’s wrong with that?

  23. Jilli says:

    This man is good looking! This year, last year, whenever……

  24. GoodCapon says:

    What’s with his fandom being called the ‘Hey Girls’? I don’t get it.

  25. Ranunculus says:

    I was such a fan of Blue Valentine and Drive, both great, great movies. Now after a year of overexposure, aggressive fame whoring and smug behaviour I just can’t stand the guy any more. I actually find him disgusting.