By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Sep 09, 2012 at 5:21 AM

Welcome to a weekly segment called "Social Circle." It's a group effort between readers, social networkers and the editors. Every Monday, we ask a question via Facebook and Twitter and then post the responses from our Facebook "likers" and Twitter followers in this column. Well-known Milwaukee movers and shakers will contribute, too.

The Social Circle is staying away from political questions this week for obvious reasons. Instead, the focus is on celebrity crushes. More specifically, asked the group which famous person, living or dead, did they have a crush on and why.

Responses ranged from Halle Berry to Rasputin. It's an entertaining read, so enjoy. And feel free to add your crush via the Talkback feature.

Stacy Blasiola: "A young Paul Newman."

Cassandra Bransted: "Two words: Tom Harvey."

Michael Buehler: "Zoe Saldana, because she's my new Halle Berry."

Rebecca Carriere: "Rasputin. For obvious reasons. :)"

Matthew Eells: "Natalie Wood. I wasn't aware of her until I was probably nine (she was in her 40s) but she had a certain weariness that still sparkled on screen. I didn't realize until years later what I was experiencing was the concept of the 'Hot Mom.'"

Jerry Grillo: "My mom. 92 years old ... That's a crush!"

Ken Jelacic: "Jessica Biel. No need to explain."

Skip Forrest: "Shakira. 'Nuf said."

Tom Julio: "Juice Newton. Which happens to be Paul Kennedy's porn name."

Paul Kennedy: "Tom Julio because he needs to fill a quota."

Kathleen Ann Kennedy Klassen: "Paul Bettany. No reason other than this."

Lisa Krolasik: "Neil deGrasse Tyson. Intelligent and HOT."

Dan Krass: "Janine Turner. Why? 'Northern Exposure.'"

Tom Loblaw: "Edwige Fenech because she's a Giallo Queen."

Angie Matthias: "Lawrence Harvey – must've been the hair."

Dave Mikolajek: "Crystal Gayle. She made my brown eyes blue."

Jacqueline Husar Moshref: "Richard Gere. All started with 'American Gigolo.'"

Lisa Tries Nelley: "Jimmy Fallon."

Sheila Nuemann: "Dexter."

Liana Odrcic: "Oooo, I like Paul Bettany, too (nice bone structure, tall and lanky build). Alan Rickman (brooding, intelligent, dry sense of humor). And Louis CK (red-haired, intelligent and funny as Hell)."

Jeff Pawlinski: "Halle Berry ... Because she's Halle Berry."

Ted Perry: "Dolly Madison because she wrote the Kama Sutra."

Rick Phelps: "Betty White. She's old enough to know what's right."

Elysabeth Reichman: "Jason Segel, because I just want to squish him. And Jon Stewart because he is just so smart and funny."

Nina Schmidt: "Jimmy Stewart. (Swoon)."

Victoria Sedlachek: "I'm with Jeff. because she's Halle Berry."

Joe Skow: "Sara Jean Underwood ... Spunk!"

Sophia Gatti Taylor: "Gordon Ramsey. He is like a volcano that has control over itself. So hot."

Troy Thiel: "Grace Kelly and Natalie Wood."

Nikolai Usack: "1960s Morticia Addams. Not sure why ... Will check with my therapist."

David White: "Judy Garland- We would have popped pills and drank a bunch of bourbon. Really, she was a serious bad ass! I miss her right now."

Autumn Whitlow: "I can't decide. Johnny Depp? Kristen Wiig? Justin Timberlake? (I can't believe I admitted to the last one)."