Paul Rudd Updates: According to sources, Paul Rudd, the new “Sexiest Man Alive,” was photographed at Valerie restaurant and bar in Midtown this week with a party that included his “Ant-Man” co-star Bobby Cannavale and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor Joe Lo Truglio.
According to a source, the gang arrived about 8 p.m. and lasted till midnight.
“They were sitting upstairs, enjoying a range of trademark cocktails and dishes,” the insider said, adding that “Rudd took the time to smile and say hello to everyone.” Why not, right?
Diners at the restaurant were also energized by the presence of sexy man Rudd following his People Magazine award, according to the insider.
This week, Rudd was in town for an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
“Sorry, Paul Rudd is many things – but the Sexiest Man Alive is not one of them,” the “This Is 40” star joked to Colbert on the talk program, referring to a recent piece in The Post titled, “Sorry, Paul Rudd is many things – but the Sexiest Man Alive is not one of them.” “Hey, it might be the only thing I’ve ever agreed with within The New York Post.”
Paul Rudd with Bobby Cannavale
On the other hand, Rudd has acknowledged that his own wife, producer Julie Yaeger, did not approve of him being chosen sexiest man.
He joked to “Extra” that she would have voted for Keanu Reeves. “I’d vote for him because he’s Keanu.”
Despite being nominated for the title of the sexiest man in 1994, the actor of the “Matrix” franchise has never won the award.
Meanwhile, Rudd, 52, told People on receiving the award: “I do have enough knowledge to realize that when people hear I’ve been chosen for this, they’ll say, ‘What?'” This isn’t phony modesty. There are many people who should have got this before me.”