Gosling hesitated a bit before talking, as if he wasn't sure himself that he wanted to tell the story. It's so bizarre, he's not even sure about it and it's his story.
While he was a child, it was a motorcycle accident that drew his attention.
Top 5 Clips of the Week: Snooki & Sitch Have It Out, Colbert Offers Cooper More Pun-tastic Celeb Names & More (VIDEO)
What a week of clips! We watched our favorite TV characters get sloppy drunk, fight over whether or not they hooked up, giggle hysterically, perform with the Monkees and try desperately to stay on message.
Let us review the video evidence -- check out the clips after the jump and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.
We're fairly certain this week's Top 5 TV Replay features the full gamut of human emotions: shame, unlikely heroism, redemption, anger and awkwardness.
Indeed, it was a heady week. Between the Murdoch scandal, Comic-Con and the hottest temperatures New York has ever seen, the week on TV was oddly cathartic.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the best TV clips the week had to offer. And don't forget to vote for your personal favorite in our weekly poll.
Stone didn't even know why she was reacting the way she was during filming of a scene reminiscent of the 'Dirty Dancing' lift. "I ran for him to pick me up and I don't know what happened," she said. "I went spider monkey around his head and kicked him in the throat."
After several repeated attempts, with the same disastrous result, Stone had to take a break. It was during this that she realized it was a visceral reaction to a childhood injury when she broke both arms falling off the parallel bars.
Gosling didn't get beautiful women fanning him with palm leaves and feeding him grapes. "It's just like a big hairy Turkish guy who washes you with a bar of soap," he said.
It was bad enough, he thought, paying for this, but it got much worse when in a moment of pain at the rough treatment, Gosling opened his mouth and the guy's stomach went into his mouth.
"You know how when you eat something weird, your brain sends your tongue to investigate?" he asked ...
It all started when Roker mentioned Ann Curry had been talking about Gosling's 'Dirty Dancing' moves in the new film 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' This prompted Gosling to suggest he try them out with Roker, who then took a couple of running starts at Gosling, who unsuccessfully tried to lift him into the air.
Gosling had attended with his sister, and apparently O'Toole found her appealing. "Come to me my beauty," he said, according to Gosling, with his arms extended.
After it went on longer than Gosling was comfortable with, he stood up to the screen legend on behalf of his sister, saying, "Peter. Big fan. You're a legend. But you gotta get your hand off my sister."
"You're the only one that gets the stool?" asked Gosling, standing next to the host. He answered, "We've just got the one stool." Gosling began the song, then Kimmel chimed in, moving toward the camera and blocking view of Gosling. "You always take the sweetest rose and crush it..." sang Kimmel (badly). Gosling protested, but Kimmel proceeded to move around the stage, the spotlight only on him.
I got another letter from an eager TV fan looking for information last week,
"In the late ninties their was a tv show on (upn?) about a bunch of high school students who attended highschool on a cruise ship while traveling the world.
I thought Kathrine Hiegl and or Ryan Gosling (possibly Ben Foster) were on it but none of their IMDB credits list it. Any clue what the show was called or who really was on it?"
Well, Tracy, I'm not sure about Katherine Heigl but Ryan Gosling was definitely on a show you described called Breaker High.
On to this week's question...
Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert has been named one of GQ's "Men of the Year" in the December issue, on sale later this week.
Other celebs named include Will Ferrell, Jay-Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, and Burberry designer Christopher Bailey. Ferrell, Jay-Z, and DiCaprio are going to be three different covers that the magazine is putting out for the issue. The mag even names DiCaprio the "Actor Of Our Time." Is that accurate? Is Leonardo DiCaprio the actor of our time? And for that matter, is Ferrell the "Comic Of Our Time" and Jay-Z the "Musician Of Our Time?"
For the record, I was going to be photographed for the issue too, but decided that I didn't want to be reduced to just another pretty boy to be gawked at in the pages of the glossy monthly magazine.
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