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Paul Rudd Named ‘People’s 2021 Sexiest Man Alive: ‘I’m Getting Business Cards Made’

Paul Rudd is having a hard time accepting his new title of PEOPLE’s 2021 Sexiest Man Alive.

The actor, 52, has heard it all — kind, self-deprecating, affable, hardworking, all labels he’s embraced to some degree. But sexy? That’s a little outside his wheelhouse.

“I do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I’d be picked for this, they would say, ‘What?’ ” the actor tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “This is not false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me.”

Despite his rise to leading man superstardom, Rudd insists he’s most happy at home with his wife of 18 years, Julie, 53, and their kids Jack, 17, and Darby, 12.

“When I think about myself, I think of myself as a husband and a father, like I’m that,” he says. “I just hang out with my family when I’m not working. That’s what I kind of like the most.”

Rudd is also expecting his circle of friends to give him “so much grief.”

“As they should. I would,” he allows. “I mean I’m going to lean into it hard. I’m going to own this. I’m not going to try to be like ‘Oh, I’m so modest.’ I’m getting business cards made. But all of my friends will destroy me and I expect them to. And that’s why they’re my friends.”

Now that he’s officially sexy, Rudd anticipates his life changing “a lot.”

“I’m hoping now that I’ll finally be invited to some of those sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and B Jordan,” he says. “And I figure I’ll be on a lot more yachts. I’m excited to expand my yachting life. And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in really soft light. I like to ponder. I think this is going to help me become more inward and mysterious. And I’m looking forward to that.”

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Alanis Morissette Developing Sitcom Inspired by Her Life

Alanis Morissette is to develop a single-camera sitcom that will be inspired by her life.

Morissette is working on the project, which is called Relatable, with ABC. She will serve as executive producer, as well as writing original music for the show.

Relatable will follow a woman in her 40s, now married and with children, who spent her younger years as a rock star and symbol of female independence. However, the influence that she once held as a public figure doesn’t translate when it comes to keeping her household in order.

The Goldbergs supervising producer Elizabeth Beckwith and Marlon co-creator Christopher Moynihan will helm the project. Although the show will be loosely inspired by Morissette’s fame and family, the characters are fictional and non-biographical.

Squid Game Another season is on the way

Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed the plans at a screening and Q&A in L.A. for the Korean drama, which has become a global phenomenon for Netflix. “There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice!” Hwang said. “But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently.” A Netflix rep would only say “a second season is in discussions, but not confirmed yet.”

Slow-Speed Chase On Stolen Street Sweeper

A stolen street sweeper led Richmond, Indiana police on a pursuit. Police said the driver, identified as Sammy H. Allen, 54 of Richmond, was reported to be swerving at people like he was trying to hit them and driving through residential yards. He led officers on a pursuit of very low speeds of 10 to 15 mph for just over an hour as he drove through the city. Police said officers deployed spike strips, but were mostly unsuccessful due to Allen going slow enough to maneuver around most of them.