Week in Beef: Ryan Lochte, Nolan Funk, James Van Der Beek, and More

By: Brandon Voss

Please join us in shamelessly ogling five sexy celebrities whose shirtless candy caught our roving eye last week.



Michael Ealy
Even with oft-shirtless Channing Tatum leading the pack, People's new "Sexiest Man Alive 2012" issue was surprisingly light on shirtlessness. Common Law's Michael Ealy, however, most embraced the concept of a "Magic Mikes" photo shoot that also objectified Michael Strahan, Michael Buble, Michael Weatherly, and Michael Bolton.

Gerard Butler
Out Dec. 7, the rom-com Playing for Keeps released this steamy new still of star Gerald Butler as a down-on-his-luck former soccer star.

James Van Der Beek
It was a good shirtless week for the Beek, who went pantless for a bareback horseriding shoot in People and half-naked — albeit over-pixelated — in the latest episode of Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.

Nolan Funk
He was the shirtless highlight of the first teaser, but we got an even better look at Glee's Nolan Funk in the new 1950s-inspired teaser for the upcoming Bret Easton Ellis flick The Canyons.

Ryan Lochte
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte's Speedo seemed snugger than usual as he swam in the Minneapolis Grand Prix, his first meet since London. By the way, he won. And so did we.