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Ryan Reynolds' Baggage (From Alanis to Scarlett)

  • Name:  Ryan RODNEY Reynolds
  • Age:  32
  • Sign:  Libra
  • Occupation:  Actor (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Proposal, Van Wilder, etc.)

Is Ryan Reynolds (literally) carrying over baggage from his relationship with Alanis Morissette into his marriage with Scarlett Johansson? This is totally man purse related, so I will unflinchingly proceed with this gossipy investigation.

Take a look at these backpack straps from when he was engaged to Alanis.

Image from "Alanis Knows How to Get Over a Breakup"

Now check out this photo of Ryan and Scarlett post-wedding.

Reynolds' baggage appears weathered and beaten-down.

It's the same BAG! Oh, Ryan, it's time to get a new bag. As much as I adore Alanis, it's simply not healthy to drag along the past--plus, updating your accessories is FUN!

Well, after doing a bit more internet research it appears he does have a new one, and It seems to suit not only his boho-indie facial hair...

Link to also works with this Italian newsie look!

Link to

Okay, so now we've established that Mr. Reynolds has moved on from his weathered & hempy backpack to a newer, supple leather messenger, ( ouch, I did not intend for that to be a metaphor for his relationships...) the case is closed. Let's move on to the contents!


Here's what I think:

  1. Protein Powder, a couple of raw eggs, and a dash of creatine - He's got muscles. Those muscles demand to be fed!
  2. Katana - It's the ultimate accessory. What else can make you look more badass than a katana? Though if I carried a katana I might look frightened and maybe a bit bloody (I'm a klutz.)
  3. Flavors Of Entanglement by Alanis Morisette. It's pretty much all about him. According to some of her lyrics, he liked to overanalyze her (to her distress,) so I wouldn't be too surprised if he's scoped out a few of her songs. I wondered if he would be carrying his wife's 2008 CD, Anywhere I Lay My Head, but I took a listen and am not sure if anyone would be caught with that CD in their bag. Sorry Scarlett, I really like you in Ghost World & Match Point , but am just not digging the singing.
  4. A pizza place - For those of you who don't know, this is a reference to his 90's sitcom, "Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place" which eventually got shortened to "Two Guys and a Girl". What happened to the pizza place?!  I stopped watching the show by the time the name changed, so for all I know it's in his man purse.

Okay, that fourth one was pretty random. Sorry about that. But I'm sure you can do better! Leave a comment with what you think might be the fourth item in his man purse. Don't leave more than 4, and TRY to keep it PG-13.  Oh, and make sure you put in your email address (it won't be published, and I won't spam you) so I can get your address.  The deadline for this contest is Monday, June 22nd at midnight.

I'll choose a new winner next week, and I'll send them their very own What's In Your Man Purse mini pin!

Don't have any good ideas? Head straight to the merchandise page and buy your own pin (or t-shirt,) or watch this trailer from Reynolds' first film, Ordinary Magic (I totally saw this when I was a kid,) and find some inspiration.

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Reader Comments (7)

(1) a razor and beard trimmer. he seems to enjoy variety in facial hair (and let's be honest, who doesn't) and he would need to carry around the tools to achieve a variety of manscaped looks.

(2) scarlett j's bull nose ring. she sometimes has it sometimes doesn't. she hasn't really been seen with it since the wedding, so i suspect that he may have taken it and hidden in away.

(3) running shoes and spandex. he is training for the ny marathon after all. he also needs to be super fit for the deadpool movie.

(4) a 100 ways hat. it's like the 100 ways dress, but it's a hat. it can turn from baseball cap to fedora to newsie hat (btw C - calling that one look italian newsie was genius. it had me in a fit of giggles for like 5 minutes because i was imagining him singing and dancing like in the movie) anyway, the hat...he clearly enjoys headgear and what better way to have versitility in headgear than with a 100 way hat. ok so maybe the product doesn't exist yet, but i think i might start on new product development....

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterakila

Instead of saying what item #4 is in the bag, I posit four items: one item per photo.

1) a black fly for her chardonnay, a no-smoking sign for her cigarette break, 1000 spoons when all she needs is a knife

2) I'm assuming he's carrying all the usual things in that bag: keys, phone, wallet, mp3 player. Those pants are so tight, you can't fit legs AND accessories in those at the same time.

3) A membership card in the "Joaquin Phoenix Bearded Freakout Society"

4) My boner from that great leather jacket and murse. The matching hoodie and newsie cap are adorable too. Totally my style.

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBri Glei

Oh, is "boner" PG-13 enough?

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBri Glei

I guess it says more about me than Ryan Reynolds that I recognize him best from stoner movies like Van Wilder and Harold and Kumar...

I would guess that his fourth item would be something promotional, like pre-signed photographs. Or Sandra Bullock.

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAaron M

Spiffy guns, weapons and garlic for killing vampires. He's the reason I went to see Blade: Trinity!

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Let's see...

A bottle of maple syrup to always remind himself of his Canadian-ness.
A bottle of lube and a pair of plastic gloves in case he has to make some eclairs.

Hahah that is so wrong. I'm out.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTina

A copy of the Screenplay 'Goodfellas 2: Gangsters in Time'

June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan

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