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Move over, Ian Somerhalder. There's a new CW hottie in town.

With The Vampire Diaries Season 4 set to debut this evening, Stephen Amell introduced network viewers to a new brand of hero last night, as well as the most ridiculous six-pack on television.

Arrow opened to huge numbers, for The CW at least. Over four million viewers tuned in, meaning folks in Mystic Falls suddenly have competition for most popular teenage show.

And Somerhalder has competition for hottest network hunk. Drool over both actors below and decide which you most like to ride:

And the Winner is?

Two CW hunks. Only one bed. Which of these stars would you invite into it? View Poll »

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In honor of the 2012 presidential debates, which kick off this evening in Denver, THG decided to take a look five celebrity debates we'd like to see.

Forget Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Tell us who would win debates between ...

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  • Amanda Bynes Outside Jail

Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes

These two have a lot in common - former child stars now best known for erratic behavior and legal woes - as well as strong opinions about each other.

Who would win this debate? Vote!

 

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It is totally on between an undead blood sucker and a fist-pumping gorilla juice head.

In this Fashion Face-Off, Ian Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries goes up against Pauly D of Jersey Shore, two of the biggest winners at last night's Teen Choice Awards.

Heck, Somerhalder even defeated Justin Bieber for Choice Hottie, proving the power of his CW hit series. Or maybe just his smile.

Either way, it's time for Ian to pump up and see if his charm can earn votes over Pauly's muscles and record-spinning ability. Compare the studs and cast a vote now:

Fashion Face-Off!

A vampire or a Jersey Shore resident? Decide now: Did Ian Somerhalder or Pauly D look more handsome on the Teen Choice Awards red carpet? View Poll »

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Forget Tad Hamilton, Vampire Diaries fans. You can now win a date with Ian Somerhalder!

The actor has placed lunch with himself up for auction in order to raise proceeds on behalf of the ISF Foundation, specifically with the aim of opening an animal sanctuary. As Ian tells Entertainment Weekly...

Ian Somerhalder, Dog

“A big component of ISF is not just habitat or species conservation, it’s animal protection and youth education. There are too many animals that are abused, mistreated, and abandoned. They’ve been ostracized, they have behavioral issues, and they’re starving. It’s just unbelievable what we’ve done to the animals, and I think that’s why this is so important.

"I think it’s an amazing opportunity for us to show that having compassion for one another - and all furry, scaled, or feathered creatures - is the only way we can progress.”

Submit your bid now for the auction and respond below: How much would you pay to go on a date with Ian Somerhalder?

 

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Ian Somerhalder has whipped his own fan base into a frenzy by lobbying for the role of Christian in the coming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Ian Somerhalder Sunglasses

Having created a monster, he's now seeking to calm the masses.

The Vampire Diaries hunk took to his Twitter to refute reports that he is "desperate" to portray Christian Grey, and to quell critics of his potential casting.

Ian Somerhalder Tweeting

Somerhalder, 33, has been frequently talked about as a possible Christian not only due to his physical appearance, but his sexy, approachable demeanor.

Last week, he seemed to be full-on pushing for the Fifty Shades of Grey part, Tweeting at writer Bret Easton Ellis that he'd love Ellis to write the script for him.

He's taking a step back now, however, saying he's not desperate, probably won't get asked to audition anyway, and urging fans to relax either way.

Other potentially Christian Greys talked about in fan circles include Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Ryan Phillippe and of course Robert Pattinson.

Lucy Hale recently lobbied for Ian ... to star alongside herself.

Your take: Ian in 50 Shades?

 

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Ian Somerhalder is not only interested in the role of Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey, he's progressed to lobbying for it ... and recruiting writers.

The Vampire Diaries star, 33, has made it clear that he's more than game to turn the controversial novel into an even more controversial movie.

Now he's waging a Twitter campaign of sorts, beginning with reaching out to Bret Easton Ellis, a screenwriter who apparently wants in on the film as well.

"Id so love to be Christian Grey w/you & Angelina Jolie. Ive only waited 10 years to do a movie w/u. Im grown up now-no worries," Ian wrote.

Ian Somerhalder Eyes

Ellis (American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction) has also been angling to bring the S&M saga of Mr. Grey and Anastasia Steele to the big screen.

He wrote to Ian: "I'm glad you're as excited by the prospect of Fifty Shades of Grey as I am. (though I've heard that Angelina is not involved...)"

Yes, despite rumors that Angelina Jolie will direct, that's not happening.

Still, Bret and Ian? A formidable pair no doubt. Ellis previously named Alex Pettyfer as his Mr. Grey of choice, but says he might reconsider:

"Rereading Fifty Shades of Grey: it's hard for me to think of Ian Somerhalder as Christian G. because I've known him personally for so long."

"I know Ian Somerhalder and how kinky he can be and yes, he's probably Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, and he will go all-out for it."

"I'll call Ian tomorrow for Fifty Shades of Grey ...I get it, I get it."

We're glad you get it Bret … now do it.

Your take: Ian in 50 Shades?

 

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Just a typical day in the life of Ian Somerhalder.

U.S. President Barack Obama held a breakfast Thursday with 25 young Hollywood guests, including the Vampire Diaries star, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The meeting was part of Obama's "Young America Effort" in his 2012 reelection campaign, during which he urged the young stars to get involved.

Somerhalder Tweeted afterward:

Ian Somerhalder and Barack Obama

"Totally surreal morning. Met up with some friends, had coffee with President Obama now tweeting. The 21st century... Let's do this."

He added, "Just spent my morning with this man talking about green energy, a better America and being a young American ... wow."

The caption, "Me and President Obama if it was 1962."

Pretty funny, and cool. Others in attendance: Jeremy Renner, Zachary Quinto, Jessica Alba, Dianna Agron, Sophia Bush, Jared Leto and more.

Hollywood Stars Meet President Obama

Alba shared a group shot of the 25 stars and tweeted, "Got up bright and early to hear Barack Obama speak with an awesome group."

"Maybe the only man I truly get nervous around," Glee cast member Agron, 26, tweeted. "Well worth the early wake up call."

We would say so, though Rush Limbaugh, who called Obama Barack Kardashian this week, will probably have a field day with this.

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Nina Dobrev hasn't read Fifty Shades of Grey yet, but with her name floating around as a possible fit for the female lead, she might want to get on it!

"All I've heard is that it's very scandalous, to say the least," the Vampire Diaries starlet told MTV. "I haven't read it, but I'm intrigued ... who knows?"

"I mean, well, I guess we'll have to see."

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

With co-star and real-life boyfriend Ian Somerhalder expressing interest in the role of Christian Grey, it's no surprise Dobrev has been linked to Anastasia Steele.

Working with Ian a second time isn't as appealing to Nina as you night think, though. She said if she did play Anastasia, she'd prefer another guy.

"I don't know if that's a good idea," she said of herself and Somerhalder both starring in the movie adaptation of EL James' erotic love story trilogy.

"I think it's best for any of the actors on The Vampire Diaries to kind of do their own things ... and create new characters ... if it's the same people, the fans will alway see me as Elena and they'll see him as Damon if we do a film together."

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Will Ian Somerhalder star in the wildly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie? That question was posed to The Vampire Diaries star during his Chelsea Lately appearance on Wednesday.

And the talented actor certainly sounds up for it, acknowledging the possibility and joking that - based on his 175-year old blood sucker falling for an 18-year old on this CW hit - he's clearly into younger women.

Other topics broached in the video below: Somerhalder accent, filming his show at night and, of course, Chelsea Handler's overt, unfunny attempts to make EVERYthing about sex. Watch now:

Meanwhile, did you catch last night's Vampire Diaries season finale? If so, please remember to breathe again now. Holy everything.

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Ian Somerhalder might take on the role of Christian Grey in the movie adaption of 50 Shades of Grey.

But he's definitely been named United Nations Ambassador for World Environment Day, an event led last year by Gisele Bundchen and Don Cheadle, who teamed up to encourage folks around the world to mobilize their efforts, register their activities and set a record for clean-up efforts.

"We're all working together," Somerhalder says in the following video, joking that he "couldn't decide between Team Don and Team Gisele," so now he can assist both while promoting a great cause.

Watch now and be inspired to help:

Somerhalder, of course, is best known as Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries.

But he's proven time and again - actually testifying in front of Congress last year - that he's a lot more than a pretty face.

Ian Somerhalder Biography

Ian Somerhalder Photo Ian Somerhalder got his big break as the character of Boone on Lost. In the spring of 2009, it was announced that he'd help anchor a... More »
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