Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Bittersweet

Actor Cheyenne Jackson talks to The Advocate about being out in Hollywood, closeted actors, his childhood, coming out and everyday domestic dramas.

My favorite part:

"As a pleasant contrast to the e-mails he receives through his website from right-wing Christians warning him that he’ll “die a horrible death," Jackson’s inbox is regularly flooded with messages from small-town teenage boys whom he’s inspired to come out. "One of them asked me to send him a picture, and he said he held it as he told his family because it gave him strength. A couple weeks later when his friend was going to come out, he let the friend hold my picture. It’s kind of heavy, but at the same time if they feel support and strength just by the way I live my life, that’s great."

It’s a comfort Jackson didn’t have attending House of the Lord Christian Academy in his tiny, rural hometown of Newport-Oldtown on the Washington-Idaho border -- "very Little House on the Prairie," he says -- where the only gays were known as "the dump dykes," two mullet-sporting lesbians who ran the local garbage dump. "The school would quote Scripture -- ‘It is an abomination in the eyes of the Lord to lie down with another man’ -- and I was told that I would be going to hell, so from a very young age I knew that it was something that I would have to deal with later in life."

Though Jackson always had girlfriends, his heart belonged to Chuck, his best friend in high school. "I was in love with him," Jackson recalls. "I truly thought that we would be together. If he got a girlfriend, I’d purposely make sure that my girlfriend was best friends with his girlfriend so that we could always do shit together. He was a Mormon, and right before he left on his mission, I took him to lunch and said, ‘Chuck…’ And he said, ‘I know. I’ve always known.’ And I was like, ‘You have? Oh, my God!’ To this day, he’s still a friend, but now he’s married and has five kids."

Source: Cheyenne Stands Tall, The Advocate, Issue 1006, April 22, 2008

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Jackie said...

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Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

Other sources say Orlando has the role.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Up For Lead in Prince of Persia: Sands of Time? Orlando Bloom is Not.

Can I just say that I could not stomach the marketing for another movie, let alone a trilogy’s worth, where Orlando Bloom massages a meticulously groomed goatee while having a sword fight? Gracias. Thankfully, Latino Review reports via numerous anonymous sources that an offer has gone out to Jake Gyllenhaal for the lead in Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer’s summer 2009 golden egg Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Their tip arrives as yesterday’s rumor that Bloom had signed a $40 million deal to star in the franchise was dismissed by Slashfilm’s brothers from another Film School Rejects.

The entire Bloom rumor seemed so out of whack that we held out reporting it, especially since it pegged Jerry Bruckheimer to direct instead of produce. Director Mike Newell (Donnie Brasco, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) has been attached for quite a while, and it seems nothing has changed.

Gyllenhaal’s peers all have franchises in the can or on the way, and while he’s not the obvious choice for the adventure video game adaptation (who remems playing it on Turbo Duo?), he definitely adds legitimacy like Depp did for POTC. Latino Review goes on to parlay Hollywood jogging encounters with Mr. Gyllenhaal and points out that he currently has a bum ankle from basketball. Point being: Can Jake’s lil’ ankle heal in time?!?! Hahah. More on this as it develops…

http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/04/08/jake-gyllenhaal-up-for-lead-in-prince-of-persia-orlando-bloom-is-not/

Anonymous said...

Point being: Can Jake’s lil’ ankle heal in time?!?!

Heal in time?
Don't they know that Nailed filming is about to begin?

Ted Casablanca said...

Dear Ted:
Why do you continue to treat George Clooney like a god? His comment about Charleton Heston's disease was so sad and immature it's unbelievable! Clooney is an aging, attention-loving, too-short has-been actor! Let's focus on someone younger and hotter. Next...
Patricia
Buffalo, N.Y.

Dear Ageist Atheist:
Before Heston passed on, Clooney did make a joke about the NRA head's Alzheimer's condition. I say all's fair in love and war (which is what the right to easily buy guns and off whomever you like is). Good for George.

Anonymous said...

April 08, 2008

Rumors of Orlando Bloom Being 'Prince of Persia' Denied

Earlier, the "Pirates of Caribbean" hunk Orlando Bloom has been hit with rumors stating that he has been tapped to star in the forthcoming "Prince of Persia" trilogy. However, the speculations apparently held no truth at all as they were quickly being slammed down by Walt Disney Pictures.

It is explained in the latest reports regarding the rumors that when asked for the confirmation about the circulating gossip, Disney have stated that the story is a false one. According to Cinema Blend, their Disney contact has rejected the casting story stating, "I can assure you that there is absolutely no truth to the rumors that have circulated today with regards to Orlando Bloom."

Prior to the dismissal of the rumors, it was reported that the former boyfriend of actress Kate Bosworth has signed a $40 million deal with the studio to topline the trilogy. Allegedly, the 31-year-old actor has beaten competition from another heartthrob Zac Efron for the leading role.

Based on the popular video game of the same title, "Prince of Persia" trilogy are action adventure fantasy films that is set in medieval Persia which is described to be the mightiest and the most mysterious kingdom on Earth. The first of the trilogy, "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time", will be helmed by Mike Newell. Further, the shooting of the first film is expected to start in Morocco in mid-June.

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00015137.html

Anonymous said...

April 09, 2008

Jake Gyllenhaal Offered 'Prince of Persia'?

Following the rebuttal to Orlando Bloom's rumors, a new speculation regarding who will be tackling the top role in the action adventure film "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" surfaces. According to Latino Review, the "Jarhead" actor Jake Gyllenhaal has been offered with the role of Dastan in the Walt Disney Pictures' movie project.

Review claimed that they got the scoop about the co-star of Heath Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain" from multiple Hollywood sources. Despite stating that Gyllenhaal is fit for the role which requires a lot of physical stunts, the site further suggested that it is likely that Disney may not hire the actor since he hurt his ankle earlier. Still, there are no words coming from either Disney or Gyllenhaal's camp regarding the new rumor.

"Sands of Time" is a feature film based on a popular video game of the same title. Set in medieval Persia, the film is said to be the first of three. It will be directed by "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" helmer Mike Newell and produced by "Pirates of the Caribbean" filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer.

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00015168.html

Anonymous said...

...the shooting of the first film is expected to start in Morocco in mid-June.

10 weeks before shooting they are still loking for the Prince?

Anonymous said...

^^^ ... looking for the Prince ...

NETB said...

Jackie, I just loved this portion of the Advocate's interview with Cheyenne Jackson. Can't wait to read the rest! :)

Anonymous said...

I can't for the life of me imagine Jake as the Prince of Persia. Which means that I hope he does it because at least I'll get a laugh of it.

Anonymous said...

You're so evil 9:34 AM. :)

POP said...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Prince Of Persia: Blue Sky Script Review...
...
This is going to be an EPIC movie. Think of it as "Gladiator" set in the world of "1001 Arabian Nights" with a little of the time travel from "Back to the Future" thrown in. Michael Bay has the Herculean task of casting, filming and completing this Arabian adventure in less than two years. We should be hearing about casting soon if this one is to meet its release date.

As I said before, I'm not a fan of the game so I don't know how faithfully it was followed. Now...

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is the story of Dastan, a twenty-something handsome Prince of a large Persian empire during the 9th century. Dastan is noble and wise for his age. His ambition is to make something of himself so that he may honor his father. In otherwords, he wants glory, not gold. He has three Prince brothers: Farhad and Farhan, two older twins who are politically conniving out for treasure and power and the oldest, wise brother named Tus, the heir to the throne of their father, King Shahraman. And then there is Nizam the Royal Adviser... a very "Jafar-like" role.
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Script Review

Anonymous said...

Picture of Prince - Posted on OMG

Picture of Prince 2

Sex and The City said...

Inspiration.

Red-headed lesbian Cynthia Nixon accepted a Point Foundation role model award earlier this week and told the crowd, including her Sex and The City co-stars, that having other gays around can be as important as any action: “When you’re a young gay person, you yearn for nothing so much as the presence of other gay people - most especially, an older generation of gay people who can encourage and inspire you.”

You ain’t gray yet, lady!

http://www.queerty.com/inspiration-20080409/

Anonymous said...

Verne Troyer Recalls Working With Heath Ledger On His Final Film: 'Heath Meant A Lot To A Lot Of People'

video

:'(

Anonymous said...

Amazing how folks here can be so dismissive of Jake. Really just ignorant and sad. Sorry but it only makes you sound immature.

Anonymous said...

11:51 AM

Trolly,

why don't you stop whining and tell us something nice about Jake instead?

heart said...

Small world: Verne Troyer is Dr. Phreak from Bubble Boy.


'Heath Meant A Lot To A Lot Of People'
...
After Ledger's death, there were concerns that the film could be scrapped and the actor's final scenes lost forever. Then, Troyer remembered, something very special happened.

"We had Johnny Depp, we had Colin Farrell, we had Jude Law come in and do scenes, just to honor Heath," he explained. "[Now], when Heath goes into the mirror, he comes out as another person, and that's where these other actors come in."

As those A-listers helped complete the film, Troyer and many of the other people in the "Parnassus" family devised their own tribute to the "Brokeback Mountain" star. "There was a note that Heath had written his e-mail on and had given it to Holly, who is Terry's daughter and a publicist for the film," he explained. "After his e-mail, he scribbled a heart on it."

Now, that very scribble is inked forever on Troyer's right hand. "A lot of us went and copied that heart and had it tattooed, in remembrance of Heath," he explained, showing off his heartfelt symbol. "We had it copied identical to how he scribbled it. ... [We have it in] various places. I believe Lily got it on the inside of her arm. Holly got it up on the inside of her arm."

Anonymous said...

What a sweet guy Verne is. TY for posting 11:12.

paradisethecolorofhellflames said...

I see Jake in this role, much more than I do Bloom (acting wise, just no. I'm not saying Jake is the second coming of Brando, but compared to Bloom, well...) or Efron (kinda WASPY looking). Physically, he kinda has this exotic thing going on for him (I'm reminded of the SNL skit where Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler constantly ask him, "Are you part Indian or what?", so the Persian angle isn't too far of a stretch. I know he isn't that popular around here, but I hope he gets it. The movie sounds cool.

Anonymous said...

I know he isn't that popular around here ...

Around here as around WFT2?

Anonymous said...

Is Orlando an A-list actor?

Orlando Bloom Movie Box Office Results

Lifetime Gross Total (11): $2,279,596,945

Average: $207,236,086

paradisethecolorofhellflames said...

Around here as around WFT2?

Not here per se. Just in the TT fandom period. Not a diss, just an observation. I participate in it time to time myself. I don't mind it, obviously, or else I wouldn't be here. Overall, I still like him. So, yeah, I hope he gets the role.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 12:00 but there has been a lot of whining already around here.

I agree with you 12:51.

hm... said...

I would say that Jake is less popular in all his fandoms.

Different reasons but the effect is the same.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 12:00 but there has been a lot of whining already around here.

This is the right place for TB & TT whining.

Trolls can have the rest of the Net.

Anonymous said...

^ WORD

Anonymous said...

So, yeah, I hope he gets the role.

I'm not going to hope for anything - I had enough disapointment with Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Green Hornet, Captain Marvel ...

paradisethecolorofhellflames said...

I liked the first two Spider-Man flicks well enough, and Batman Begins friggin' rocked. Nolan pumped some life into the puppy that Clooney killed. Okay, that's not fair. Silverstone, O'Donnell, and that crappy script were there too. Heath will get an Oscar nom for his Joker, though. Guaranteed.

Jackie said...

NETB said...
Jackie, I just loved this portion of the Advocate's interview with Cheyenne Jackson. Can't wait to read the rest! :)


I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

oh my said...

"After his e-mail, he scribbled a heart on it." Now, that very scribble is inked forever on Troyer's right hand. "A lot of us went and copied that heart and had it tattooed, in remembrance of Heath," he explained, showing off his heartfelt symbol.

Wow, how incredibly sweet is that!

Anonymous said...

It looks like Witherhaal - 'wither' being the operative word - are putting in as much meaningless hetero-facetime as they can before Jake heads down South.

Little Jake is going to be on his own in a few days.

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

A bit of Austin - The Informers clip

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Anonymous said...

Jake's soon to be in-laws have a summer home in SC, he won't be on his own, coincidence??? RW has been back and forth to SC (has relatives there as well) several times since the begginning of the year, don't think she won't do so again with rugrats in tow.

There were more sightings and poto ops while they were filming Brothers and christmases that one would think, school will be out in CA in what end of May, early June? I bet nailed will still be filming and there are always the times when Ryan will take care of the tykes.


Look for sigtings and pics from SC.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sure Reese will think of something to further promote herself. lol

NETB said...

"After his e-mail, he [Heath] scribbled a heart on it." Now, that very scribble is inked forever on Troyer's right hand. "A lot of us went and copied that heart and had it tattooed, in remembrance of Heath," he explained, showing off his heartfelt symbol.


I thought that was incredibly sweet too, OhMy. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jackie for posting the Cheyenne Jackson article from the Advocate, I went to the site to read more of it. Enjoyed finding out more about him. Also, Oprah is having a show on Friday about being gay around the world. Different stories from all over. Looks good in the promos.

Anonymous said...

April 10, 2008

Next ‘Prince of Persia’ Rumor: Jake Gyllenhaal

...
UPDATE: Cinematical has talked with a Disney rep who would not deny nor confirm this rumor. Their “you’ll see soon enough” stance leads us to believe there might be some truth here. Oh, and expect both leads to be announced at the same time.

http://cinematvnews.com/2008/04/10/next-prince-of-persia-rumor-jake-gyllenhaal/

Anonymous said...

Oprah is having a show on Friday about being gay around the world.

Oprah:

Newsweek calls it a "global civil rights revolution." Around the world, gays and lesbians are making dramatic strides, but in some countries, being gay could get you killed or land you in prison.

According to the U.S. State Department, intercourse between two people of the same sex in Uganda is punishable by life in prison. In Algeria, homosexuality is illegal, viewed as a moral abomination, and "honor killings" by family members are reportedly common. In Nigeria, men convicted of having sexual relations with other men can be stoned to death. In Saudi Arabia, gay men have been beheaded in public squares. In 2001, 52 Egyptian men who were suspected of being gay were imprisoned and tortured.

Gay Around the World

Anonymous said...

The Gay Movie Revolution

...
Indeed, Brokeback Mountain was only technically an independent film; Focus Features is just the arthouse subsidiary of Universal Studios.

“Brokeback Mountain had all the ingredients of any big budget feature,” says George Bamber, director of 2005 gay indie hit The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green; he cites Brokeback Mountain’s big-name stars, A-list director, and an easy-to-understand concept. That, together with something in the zeitgeist and the high quality of the film itself, explains its breakout success and the fact that it overcame the stigma that still surrounds gay cinema.
...
Faced with the diminishing box office returns and skyrocketing publicity costs, gay film companies such as here! Networks are experimenting with accelerated release schedules. In addition to Shelter, they’re releasing the new gay Tori Spelling movie Kiss the Bride on a similar schedule, into theaters in late April, but with a TV and DVD debut shortly thereafter, in early June.
...

The Gay Movie Revolution

silly old news said...

Top 10 Metrosexual Celebs

Originating in a 1994 article by Mark Simpson, Wikipedia defines metrosexuals as: heterosexual men with a strong concern for their appearance, or whose lifestyles display attributes stereotypically seen among gay men. It wasn't until almost a decade later when a group of gay guys with an eye for straight men brought the word into the American lexicon. Of course, Hollywood is a breeding ground for the metro community, so I give the list of the top 10 metrosexual celebrities in no particular order:

10. Orlando Bloom
He hit it big playing an elven archer and from then on showed the world just how conditioned curly brown locks could be. To this day there are fights about who is prettier in the "Pirates" movies, Bloom or Johnny Depp. I'm actually thinking of writing my doctoral thesis on this debate.

9. Zac Efron
Quick - name a movie where Zac Efron doesn't play a pretty boy who sings to the girl of his affection. Bet you couldn't think of one. Oh, and have you seen that hair? A normal man can't do that with his hair. I've tried, for hours.

8. Ryan Seacrest
He has to bleach his teeth at least once a day. Though I suppose when your talent is hosting things, the prettier you look, the easier it is to distract the audience from the real talent. Does he still frost his hair?

7. David Beckham
How does he even have time to be a soccer star when he spends most of his day trying to look prettier than Posh Spice? He is pretty much the quintessential metro guy, and most women and a bunch of men aren't complaining about that.

6. Brad Pitt
When he isn't adopting kids with his life partner, Pitt makes a living having impossibly rock-hard abs and a chiseled face for a man of his years (He's 45!). Oh, and did you see him in Fight Club? Suddenly underground fighting became a spectator sport for a whole different set of reasons.

5. Johnny Depp
Whenever you see him on the red carpet, Depp seems to be a hybrid of the metrosexual and the homeless man. He's trying to hide his pretty boy nature with weird facial hair, but you know he spends at least two hours on it each morning. And for that Johnny, you'll always be a beacon of the metro lifestyle. Oh, and Jack Sparrow, enough said.

4. Hugh Jackman
The odd thing about Jackman is that he is known for playing Wolverine, a beer swilling man's man who would stab any man who looked at him sideways. Then you see him in interviews or in his role as Peter Allen in "Boy from Oz" on Broadway. Sorry Hugh, you're not fooling anyone, we know you spend your grooming time singing, and singing really well for that matter.

3. Ryan Reynolds
From a pretty boy on Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place to Van Wilder to Hannibal King in Blade, Ryan Reynolds just can't escape his naturally soft and feminine look. Maybe it's that sweet funny guy attitude, or the fact that his hair is permanently in that messy-spiky style. Or the fact that even buffed up with facial hair Ryan Reynolds never looks like he worked a day in his life.

2. Ashton Kutcher
Have you seen the commercial for the new ABC show he's producing? He's basically strutting down a hallway like a model on the runway. Kutcher is all about the hair, which is probably how he landed Demi Moore. Say what you will about the masculinity of a metro guy, he landed the queen of all cougars!

1. Jake Gyllenhaal
He was manlier in Brokeback Mountain than he is in real life. Gyllenhaal has that brooding theater guy look who you know ignored the girls in high school to learn lines for the spring drama production. Now he's all grown up and became the man theater guys aspire to become - talented, deep, and good looking. You don't think that persona comes naturally. It takes years of practice and hours of work each morning. Trust me.

Honorable Mentions (Either too manly, too skeezy, or too gay)

- Tom Cruise
- George Clooney
- Matthew McConaughey

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2008/03/03/top_10_metrosexual_celebs/

tinhat said...

George Clooney - too manly, Tom Cruise - too skeezy, Matty - too gay

lol

tinhat said...

Just watched Cassanova last night. Bittersweet to watch Heath in a "new" (to me) movie after his death. I imagine the feeling will be the same for Batman and Dr. P.

Anonymous said...

Few weeks before Heath's death I bought Two Hands DVD (Australian movie from 1999) but still can't watch his movies and interviews.

Metrosexual Celebs said...

In no particular order :)

Orlando Bloom
Zac Efron
Ryan Seacrest
Hugh Jackman
Jake Gyllenhaal
Tom Cruise
George Clooney
Matthew McConaughey

Anonymous said...

Nicked from OMG

Pictorial rendering of Jake as the Dastan

Ay!

Anonymous said...

LMAO at the picture!! Come on Jake, do it for the razzies!

old news said...

Justin C

Justin Clynes: Puttin' on 'The Ritz'

Anonymous said...

Pictorial rendering of Jake as the Dastan

Noooo...
Looks like bad hair day joke.

Anonymous said...

Johnny Depp
Whenever you see him on the red carpet, Depp seems to be a hybrid of the metrosexual and the homeless man.


LOL!

quote said...

Some movies you fall a step behind and some you stay in the same place, make the same choices. And then sometimes there are people who know more than you but show you, and that's the maximum you can hope for - doing that with someone who says, "I like you for what you are, and I want you to be in my picture." I didn't have to fake it or put on a mask - all the resources I had inside me were more than adequate. I don't want to pretend to be something ... I'm not pretending any more to fit somebody's mold. That's a long-winded statement but - why not do what you really think, even if it's a mistake?

Jake Gyllenhaal

tdk said...

Audience Upset Over Heath Ledger Scene In Dark Knight Screening

Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker in the upcoming movie The Dark Knight might be a little too much for audiences to handle.

An early screening of the movie left viewers stunned to see Heath's character playing dead in a bodybag. The unsettling scene has prompted studio bosses at Warner Brothers to consider cutting the footage from the sequel when it hits theaters in July.

While it is very disturbing to see given the circumstances, it doesn't seem like Heath would have wanted it to happen. A source close to Hollyscoop that worked on the film said Heath put his heart and soul into his role as the Joker. It only seems right to keep his entire performance, or as much as possible, in the movie.

Dark Knight Screening

NETB said...

Oh I hope they don't cut the scene out and realize it's the character and part of the story, not Heath - it does only seem right to show it as Heath had originally portrayed it and the way he would have wanted it shown!

thanks said...

I like that quote, quote. I'd forgotten about it.

Anonymous said...

Oh I hope they don't cut the scene out ...

I hope so too but have to admit that just reading about it gave me chill bumps.

Anonymous said...

People are definitely reacting to Heath's real death which is why they're reacting like that. But I don't think they should cut it out. Not if it's critical to the plot. Didn't Brandon Lee's character get killed on screen in "The Crow"--the film Brandon was making when he really did get killed via a prop gun?

NETB said...

^^Yes, I think so, Anon. We'll all probably feel that, but it's a work of art, and Heath's work of art, so I hope they don't change a thing. :)

Anonymous said...

"I'm not pretending any more to fit somebody's mold. That's a long-winded statement but - why not do what you really think, even if it's a mistake?

Jake Gyllenhaal"

Heh! Changed his mind much? or is it a "mis-comment"!

Anonymous said...

"I'm not pretending any more to fit somebody's mold."

Um... that's all you ever do, Jake! I wonder if he even know who the real Jake is.

Ted C said...

One Special Scratch-'n'-Sniff Blind Vice

Break out your umbrellas and stay out of the splash zone, Super Duper Cooper strikes again. Our sexed-out insiders are spilling about some other naughty boudoir behavior SDC has been up to besides becoming an Olympian at preorgasmic water sports, ugh.

Supes seems to like his female fans almost as much as he likes his steamy Hollywood girlfriends, and he treats both varieties of vixens with about the same amount of respect. The well-liked lothario scoops up the gals and spits 'em back out just as quickly, especially the ones who accidentally get knocked up 'cause of his encounters. Guy’s a low-down dawg, though his puppy puss makes him seem so much more innocent. Mr. Duper Cooper even marks his territory like man’s best four-legged pal: He’s been known to have his adoring fans line up against a wall, drop trou and go to town sniffing their derrieres like they were at the Laurel Canyon pooch park. Sounds kinda hot, but kinda gross. Don’t think this was just hazing for entry into the fan club—Cooper’s famous ex-flame was also privy to this way-too-personal inspection.

A bit too absurd for your prude tastes in titillation? We’re more confused than disgusted, since SDC also likes to throw on some gay porn while bedding his beauties. In fact, our too-close-for-comfort sources swear Duper’s desktop screensaver is none other than the male member, in its full pixilated 'n' engorged glory. Is this dude bisexual, or trying to cover up all the oft-blogged-about gay rumors by romancing so many willing ladies? Either way, he needs to be put on a leash before we turn back around to liking this lush lad.

And It Ain't

Pere Wentz
Chance Crawford
Tom Brady

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

Gerard Butler: I’m Not Dating Cameron Diaz!

Gerard Butler shows off his massive muscles in a skintight tank top as he goes for a morning run in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The 38-year-old husky 300 star reportedly took Cameron Diaz on a double date over the weekend with Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon. But let this be another lesson of don’t believe everything you read!

During his morning run, Mr. Butler bluntly addressed the rumors that he’s dating Cameron Diaz.

In complete Gerry humor, he said,”So if I take my dog for a walk apparently I’m f—ing my dog? No, it’s not true!”

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/04/10/gerard-butler-tanktop/

Anonymous said...

Wow Gerard, what a dirty mouth you have! lol

Anonymous said...

That's Gerry humor? LOL
(Got to love those no-nonsense Scots.)

pop said...

Jake Gyllenhaal Is Our New Prince Of Persia?

We got ourselves all in a tizzy when we thought Orlando Bloom had been cast as the prince in the Prince of Persia movie. And even before that we had ourselves convinced that an actual prince would be cast in the role. Neither rumor so far has turned out to be true.

But hey, let’s try another rumor on for size! Latino Review has it from unnamed sources at Disney that the role has been offered to Jake Gyllenhaal, who was neither Persian nor a prince, last I checked. Granted, this is the ultimate kind of rumor, confirmed but no one except one site and going off very little hard information. So, y’know, take it with a grain of salt.

So what do you think, die-hard Prince of Persia fans? Gyllenhaal has never really seemed the action hero to me, and he’s done well for himself taking smaller, serious roles that actually use his talents rather than forcing him to fight invisible laser beams or whatever. I mean, we all saw what happened to Tobey Maguire. But hey, a paycheck’s a paycheck, and this could be the movie that at least guarantees everyone can pronounce his name. I still think it’ll be David Zandi, the bona fide prince, who gets the role, but speculation is always fun in the meantime.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Jake-Gyllenhaal-Is-Our-New-Prince-Persia-8456.html

Anonymous said...

Elton John laments American misogyny at Hillary gig

Singer Sir Elton John has attacked the sexist attitude of some American voters at a fundraising concert for Hillary Clinton last night. Senator Clinton is one of two leading candidates for the Democratic party nomination for President, and she appeared on stage with Sir Elton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Last night's event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City raised more than $2.5m (Ł1.26m) for her campaign.

He told the crowd: "I've always been a Hillary supporter. There is no one more qualified to lead America.

"Having said that, I never cease to be amazed at the misogynistic attitude of some people in this country. And I say to hell with them.

"The reason I'm here tonight is to play music, but more importantly as someone who comes from abroad, and is in America quite a lot of the time and extremely interested in the political process because it effects the whole world.

"I love you Hillary, I'll be there for you."

Sir Elton sang several of his classic songs at the concert, such as Rocket Man, Daniel and Your Song.

Senator Clinton is the first woman to make a serious bid for the White House. In 1984 Democrat Walter Mondale chose Geraldine Ferraro as his Vice Presidential running mate but they were overwhelmingly defeated by sitting President Ronald Reagan and VP George Bush Snr. Barack Obama, Senator Clinton's rival, is the first black candidate since Jesse Jackson ran for the party nomination in 1988.

Last year a Gallup poll found that 94% of Americans would vote for an African-American President. Only 88% said they would vote for a woman President.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-7366.html

Queerty said...

Rufus Goes Green

Singer Rufus Wainright’s new global initiative grabs the spotlight in the new Advocate. Actually, it doesn’t take the spotlight, because Wainwright is getting all green and shit. His recent New York gig used no lights, amplifiers or anything else than can sully our planet. The move’s all part of Wainwright’s Blackout Sabbath, an effort to combat our typical wasteful selves.

In his own words:

I propose this: on a Saturday around the summer solstice for a 12-hour period (noon ti midnight) whereever you are, let’s all turn off the power at the same time… This time could be spent contemplating along or with friends on the coming year and what personally one can do to save the planet.

Well, we know what we’re going to do: recycle our lovers.

http://www.queerty.com/rufus-goes-green-20080411/

Anonymous said...

Naughty Rufus!

The Advocate interview:

"And yet, "I don’t consider myself necessarily an environmentalist or an advocate for saving the planet," he says. "It’s not a huge shift in my career. You’re not going to see me hanging out with Leonardo DiCaprio -- other than for sexual purposes."

pop said...

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

So, what’s the film about?

The film is about Prince Dastan and his father, King Sharaman, passing through India on their way home to Azad. While in India they defeat the Maharajah of India and basically steal all the Maharajah’s treasures as well as his daughter, Farah. Amongst the treasures is a giant hourglass full of sand and a mysterious dagger. The Maharajah’s Vizier helps the Prince and his father to overthrow his Maharajah for a share of the treasure. Once they reach Azad, the Vizier demands that the King give him the dagger as he was promised that he could choose whatever he wanted from the treasure (I personally would have picked Farah). The King refuses to give him the dagger as it was the Prince who found it and it was the Princes who now owns it. The Vizier then tricks the young Prince into using the dagger to open the Hourglass. Once he does this, the magical sand escapes from the hourglass and destroys the city and turns everyone in the city into sand creatures, all except the Prince, The Vizier and Farah.

TDK said...

Heath Ledger's Dark Knight Performance Saved?

Earlier today we were the first place to break the story here that there might be trouble with The Dark Knight’s final cut. The movie has been shown to test screening audiences, who apparently reacted very badly to a scene in which Heath Ledger, as the Joker, pretends to be dead. Our source told us the reaction was so bad, that studio bosses may have been considering taking the scene out.

Now our buddy Clint over at Moviehole says his sources tell him that all is well. He confirms what we told you earlier, that the scene has apparently disturbed the audiences it’s been shown to, but says that they’re leaving it in anyway. His source says, “I KNOW for a fact that that scene is in the film. I also know that WB has made no such mandate and that Chris [Nolan] is honest when saying that he will not change what was intended with The Joker.”
...

Heath Ledger's Dark Knight Performance Saved?

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

Sounds familiar?

How Your Divorce Differs From a Celebrity Divorce

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Divorce 101 for you and me: decide to divorce, hire lawyers, discuss visitation, support and the house, suffer and recover in private. Divorce 101 for average celebrity: decide to divorce, hire team of lawyers, press consultants, financial advisors, business managers and accountants. Have your "source close to the family" spill every detail of your life. See all the details printed in every magazine, aired on every TV show and reviewed in every newspaper. Lose your job. Have camera crews follow you around night and day. Have your kids learn about your divorce from the TV and have millions of people discuss your divorce, how you look, what you said and what you're wearing to court.

Highlights from Article:

* "The most valuable asset, generally, is their good name and they will do all they can to protect and promote it," explained John C. Mayoue, of Warner, Mayoue, Bates and Nolen, P.C. who represented Jane Fonda.

* "They have ability to use press agents to spin their stories," said attorney Robert Kaufman, of Kaufman, Young, Spiegel, Robinson and Kenerson, who represented Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston.

* Unique to the athletic celebrity community is the potential to be dropped by endorsement sponsors if the divorce gets messy, said Ira M.
Elegant, of Buchbinder & Elegant, P.A., who currently represents Shaquille O'Neal. "That's a very, very big problem."

* "You'd think they'd want to be a little more private," said Stacy Phillips, an attorney who worked with Bobby Brown. Many celebrities use the media to advance their goals in the divorces, manipulating the media to have a story told from their perspective.
...
SOURCE www.divorce360.com
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/prnewswire/press_releases/national/Florida/2008/04/11/CLF004

Anonymous said...

TMZ

Lawsuit Over Heath Ledger and Alleged Coke

TMZ has learned a lawsuit is about to be filed, alleging two photogs and a photo agency set Heath Ledger up in a cocaine sting.

According to the as yet to be filed suit, Heath was at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood the night he lost the SAG award for "Brokeback Mountain." The plaintiff, listed as Jane Doe, was dating one of the photogs.

The photogs had befriended Heath and invited him up to the woman's room to party, never disclosing their true intentions. As Heath allegedly did coke, the photogs secretly videotaped the whole thing. When Heath realized what was happening, he went ballistic. A rep for Heath tells TMZ the video does not show the actor doing illegal drugs.

"E.T." bought and promoted the tape, but then decided not to air it.

Unclear why Jane Doe is suing.

Anonymous said...

Jeez, won't they ever leave Heath alone?

Anonymous said...

Why is that woman suing?? I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

My wild guess - it's her chance to get some easy money.

crazy days & nights said...

EL Blind Item

Are you a gay actor looking for a beard?

Then look no further.

This B/C list actress from at least two very hit television shows is willing to be your beard for a price. Apparently this actress has been approaching actors at parties who the public perceives as gay or are on the fence about and is willing to be their girlfriend for a price. The thing is it gets even better. She is offering more than just the services of a single woman in her 30's to act as a girlfriend. See, our actress is married and her celebrity husband is completely on board with the plan. Their idea is that any guy who can break up a marriage or at least appear to break up a marriage must be straight, at least in the eyes of the public. Meanwhile, the gay actor can enjoy fun times with our actress' husband who happens to like playing on both sides of the fence. This just has win/win written all over it doesn't it.

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2008/04/todays-blind-items_10.html

The Truth said...

Someone made a comment recently which i thought was very interesting. Jake was a lot more masculine in Brokeback Mountain that he is in real life.

I agree actually.

Jakes phony romance with Reese has not helped one iota.

Anonymous said...

My wild guess - it's her chance to get some easy money.

Very obvious! She's a stupid nasty bitch!

Anonymous said...

7:45 PM, that was Top 10 Metrosexual Celebs guy:

He was manlier in Brokeback Mountain than he is in real life. Gyllenhaal has that brooding theater guy look who you know ignored the girls in high school to learn lines for the spring drama production. Now he's all grown up and became the man theater guys aspire to become - talented, deep, and good looking. You don't think that persona comes naturally. It takes years of practice and hours of work each morning. Trust me.

Anonymous said...

Jakes phony romance with Reese has not helped one iota.

It hasn't! I'm in the minority here, but I think Jake is bi and the relationship is real. But mark my words, this relationship will not be good for his personal and professional life whatsoever.
It was a mistake hooking up with her!

Anonymous said...

Jake could be straight but that wouldn't change the fact that there is no relationship with Reese.

Now, after all that hard PR work around Ryan's new movie promotion and release, I'm convinced that Reese organized the fauxmance - Jake was perfect guy for the job.

Anonymous said...

Jake was perfect guy for the job.

He doesn't need all of this. It's ridiculous.

Jake in this unfortunate ro(faux)mance with Reese and Heath being dragged through the dirt by money hungry bastards.
It sucks for our boys, at least Jake can change the situation, Heath can't!

Anonymous said...

Ted is saying that Jake has a good reason for the fauxmance.

Anonymous said...

Ted is saying that Jake has a good reason for the fauxmance.

What reason would that be? Either he's gay then maybe I could understand, everything else is not a good enough reason, not even being gay, but that's a whole other story!

Anonymous said...

Dear Ted:
Whatever happened to Toothy Tile? It's been ages since you've had a Blind Vice about him! Has he settled into a well-concealed domestic life, or did he just receive some discretion for Christmas?
Adam
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dear That's It:
Gifted to him by his agent, manager, publicist, gardener and current hetero squeeze.

25 March 2008

Anonymous said...

For a fauxmance he sure is hanging out a lot with Reese, especially recently!

Anonymous said...

What reason would that be?

Same reason why so many gay actors and actresses beard.

Though [Cheyenne] Jackson has never regretted his decision, he’s pretty sure his agents have. “To be frank,” he says, “I think I’ve missed out on big parts because I’m open. I’ve screen-tested on some really big projects, and you can’t tell me that behind closed doors big execs aren’t like, ‘We have Dean Cain or this gay guy who played Elvis on Broadway.’ I’m not that naive to think that that doesn’t play into it.”

Anonymous said...

For a fauxmance he sure is hanging out a lot with Reese, especially recently!

I would say not at all since Reese had special PR program for Ryan's new movie promotion.
And with good organisation an photo opportunity can be finished in 10-15 minutes. Easy job! lol

MW said...

Video - Access Exclusive: Michelle Williams In 'Deception'

Michelle Williams, stunning, and onscreen for the first time since Heath Ledger's passing, takes her first stab at femme fatale.

Michelle Williams In 'Deception'

Anonymous said...

Ugh why do people keep feeling sorry for Jake? He willingly entered into Phoneyspoon. He's not a victim. He wants to be a big movie star. He wanted all this. He and Reese share the blame fair and square for Phoneyspoon.

Anonymous said...

The fauxmance is 50/50. No one is holding a gun to anyone's head...

Anonymous said...

1:01 Exactly.

Anonymous said...

I think it's 80:20 now. It's all planned around her professional needs. She was NOT going to be seen alone after Ryan, not when there was a convenient stablemate to hand.

Anonymous said...

It's all planned around her professional needs.

It's all planned around her PR needs.
Starting with November 2006 stories about her "friends" advicing her to date "all that Ryan never was" Jake.

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

WENN photos from yesterday of Reeke, Deacon, Atticus, and an unknown woman at that well known pap hangout, Malibu State Park.

I hope that Atticus had fun! lol

JJ's dirt said...

Perez Hilton Calls Blogger A Defamer

Gossip kingpin sues online rival over published sex claims


In his complaint, an excerpt of which you'll find below, Lavandeira (Perez) contends that, as a result of the 24-year-old Lewandowski's (JJ) actions, he has "suffered loss of his reputation, shame and mortification" and "mental anguish." Lavandeira's lawsuit does not specify monetary damages, but seeks general, special, and punitive damages, and the reimbursement of legal fees from Lewandowski. Hilton declined comment about the lawsuit, while Lewandowski, who had yet to see the complaint, told TSG that he found it "hilarious" that Lavandeira was suing him. "I have not lied about him. What Perez did to me was hurtful," he said.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0409081hilton1.html

P.S. JJ's Dirt Jonathan Jaxson's blog isn't open to all readers at the moment.

blast from the past said...

BREAKING: Jake Gyllenhaal Attacked by Errant Hoodie

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see all your faces when Jake and Reese get married and have their first baby!
Too late you'll realize you've been fooled by Ted!

Anonymous said...

9:09 AM

You are too silly for words.

Marriage wouldn't prove that Jake isn't gay. Nor would it change my mind about Jake being gay.

Remember Tom Cruise and John Travolta? And hundreds of other gay celebrities who married to cover the truth and protect their career?

Anonymous said...

9:09 AM

I would bet 1000 $ that even you don't believe Reeke is for real.

LOL!

Anonymous said...

I think Jake is very smart, on the net he has plenty of fans who believe he is secretly gay and the rest of the world thinks he is Reese's boyfriend and he's oh so great for being with an older woman who even has two kids. Win win situation. Plus not only Jake also Ted C. gets the internet attention. Everyone's happy!
I think you are the one too silly for words. You've been fooled all along!

Anonymous said...

9:31 AM

Don't bother, you are a bad liar - you are not happy because some people don't buy this crappy fauxmance. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Don't bother, you are a bad liar - you are not happy because some people don't buy this crappy fauxmance. LOL!

You wish! I really couln't care less about the annoying Chin. Jake and Reese are pretentious, they thought they were THE celebs in Hollywood. Then came bomb after bomb. LMAO!

Anonymous said...

I really couln't care less about the annoying Chin.

Wow, we actually do have something in common. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Wow, we actually do have something in common. LOL!

I guess so! ;)

Nat love said...

Natalie Portman's Set to Star in 'Wuthering Heights'

Apr 11 2008

Natalie Portman's schedule is filling up. She's attached to act in and direct a segment of the anthology New York, I Love You, just completed work on Jim Sheridan's Brothers alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, and has A Tale of Love and Darkness in the works. And now word comes that Portman will handle a starring role in the latest film adaptation of Wuthering Heights.

Based on the novel by Emily Bronte first published in 1847, Wuthering Heights will be directed by John Maybury (The Jacket) from a screenplay by Olivia Hetreed (Girl with a Pearl Earring). Bronte's beloved novel told the story of Heathcliff, a poor English boy, and his undying love for the wealthy Cathy Earnshaw. There's no news yet on who will play the role of Heathcliff. Filming is expected to begin in the fall.

Portman was recently seen on the big screen in The Other Boleyn Girl opposite Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

http://movies.about.com/od/portmannatalie/a/wuthering41108.htm

Anonymous said...

Oh, it would have been great if Heath played Heathcliff, since he's named after the character in WH! :(

Anonymous said...

'Wuthering Heights' and 'Pride and Prejudice' are my favorite love stories. So very different but absolutely beautiful.

NETB said...

Oh G*d, my favorite Lovestory of all time is Wuthering Heights! I wonder who will play Heathcliff? *sigh*:)

Anonymous said...

Heath Ledger Set Up in Cocaine Sting?
...
However, considering the stories that have been circulating since Ledger’s death, including claims to his family’s estate, and announcements of alleged baby mamas, it’s hard to discern what’s truthful regarding the Australian actor.

The plaintiff of the lawsuit involving Ledger’s alleged coke use is listed as “Jane Doe”, and was the girlfriend of one of the photographers. It was her hotel room in which the incident supposedly took place. There’s no clear reason why the anonymous person is suing, but such legal action would certainly help gain publicity for a scandalous video made two years ago, about a controversial albeit deceased actor, Heath Ledger. The footage had been sold to “Entertainment Tonight”, but they have chosen not to air it, so far.

http://www.actressarchives.com/news.php?id=10186

Anonymous said...

Michelle Williams is really beautiful and a decent actress. She came a long way since DC.
There is something about her I respect very much. I know there are rumors from fans that she got pregnant to keep Heath and I know the relationship with Heath didn't last very long, but I think she loved and respected him.
I hope she stays strong and private as she has always been and I wish her daughter a happy childhood. And whatever guy she'll hook up with I hope he'll love Matilda too and treat her right. Of course no guy will love her like her father did.
Before all this Reeke mess I was hoping that Jake would spend some time with Michelle and Matilda, but he rather spent his time in L.A. and Mexico with Reese, but I'm glad Michelle's mom was in N.Y. to support her for a while.

Anonymous said...

10:33, I think that is terrible, entrapping Heath like that. Surely it must be illegal - and I think steps should be taken so that video never sees the light of day. I'm happy that Michelle has a couple of films coming out. :)

Anonymous said...

IMDb

Michelle Williams - Films In Production:

Deception (2008) - USA release date 25 April 2008
Shutter Island (2009) - Filming
Blue Valentine (2009) - Pre-production
Mammoth (2008) - Post-production
Synecdoche, New York (2008) - Completed

Anonymous said...

^^More than a couple, I see! That's great - I stand corrected!

Anonymous said...

Deception

In Deception, billed as a “seductive psychological thriller”, Ewan McGregor plays the solitary Wall Street auditor Jonathan McQuarry, who is lured by a flashy New York lawyer called Wyatt Bose, played by Hugh Jackman, into a high-priced sex club known simply as “The List”. He meets and falls in love with a beautiful woman known only as “S”, played by Michelle Williams, who is kidnapped.

Deception - Official movie site

Anonymous said...

Intriguing plot.

Anonymous said...

There is something about her I respect very much.

Me too. Michelle has maintained a low celebrity profile and stayed busy as an actress.

lol said...

Italian Police Foil Clooney Clothing Scam

Police in Milan, Italy have launched an investigation into a company trying to pass off a new line of clothing as items created and designed by George Clooney. Two people are under investigation for alleged fraud after police seized garments and watches, which were to be launched under Clooney's name next week.

The Michael Clayton star, who is promoting new film Leatherheads in Italy - where he has a holiday home - says, "If someone tries to sell you clothes or watches that are based on me, don't buy them."

Anonymous said...

Jake should take a break from doing political movies for a while (after Jarhead and Rendition). After Zodiac, though the box office results were modest, the film was well received, let's not forget that, he should have done something lighter but smart, I think he is capable to draw an audience, he just needs the right film. Maybe Brothers and Nailed (despite it's political touch, it's still a comedy) will bring the audience.

old clooney gossip said...

Article from August 2007

Clooney has a long-term boyfriend?

"Clooney claims the early experience of his brief, failed marriage to actress Talia Balsam put him off matrimonial commitment for life and it's no surprise that the internet is alive with gossip about his sexual preferences.

On the web, he is described as 'queer as a deer', with one writer exhorting: "Come out of the closet, George, and get some fresh air!"

Clooney, it has to be said, fuels this speculation for reasons that are hard to fathom. The issue of homosexuality seems to be constantly on his mind, for during endless interviews he brings up the topic. When profiled by Entertainment Weekly recently alongside his great friend Brad Pitt, he said that they met "in the baths. On Pico Boulevard", adding: "You wouldn't have recognised me with the leather hood on." When he, Pitt, fellow actor Matt Damon and producer Jerry Weintraub placed their hands and footprints in the concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, he quipped: "If I had to be on my hands and knees with three guys ,I can't think of better guys to do it with."

During the filming of Ocean's Thirteen, he played a joke on Pitt by posting a sticker on his car which read: "I'm gay and I vote." It's all most curious.

And the whispers are not quieted by the continual presence of Waldo Sanchez, a handsome and charming hairdresser who often accompanies George on his world travels. They met in the mid-1990s, when Clooney was just becoming famous as Dr Doug Ross on ER.

Sanchez, who was doing hair on the TV show The New Adventures Of Superman, bumped into him in the studio car park and they became close buddies. Since then, Sanchez has been the credited hairdresser on no fewer than 15 Clooney films — actually, he's worked on only a handful of movies that don't star Clooney. "He's one of the good guys," Sanchez told an interviewer.

It must be said that Clooney seems to put particular emphasis on the importance of a gaggle of male friends he calls the 'good-time gang'. These are nine men, and apart from Sanchez (a relatively new addition), they include friends who have known him for two decades.
...

Is George Clooney going into mid-life meltdown?

P.S. Waldo Sanchez worked on Leatherheads and latest Clooney movie Burn After Reading.

old clooney gossip said...

One and only picture of George and Waldo, playing basketball:

Where’s Waldo?

Anonymous said...

The Michael Clayton star, who is promoting new film Leatherheads in Italy - where he has a holiday home - says, "If someone tries to sell you clothes or watches that are based on me, don't buy them."

LOL!

Anonymous said...

... he should have done something lighter but smart

Brothers obviously aren't going to be light (family drama, Afganistan war) but political satire does have smart movie and something light potential.

Anonymous said...

"Brothers obviously aren't going to be light (family drama, Afganistan war)"

It's first and foremost a love story with an all star cast. If the reviews are good it could get decent BO numbers!

Anonymous said...

All star cast and an Oscar nominated director - how come that Brothers didn't generate any buzz so far?

Anonymous said...

All star cast and an Oscar nominated director - how come that Brothers didn't generate any buzz so far?

It's still very early in the year!

Another big love story "Revolutionary Road" with DiCaprio and Winslet will have major award attention. There already is a lot of buzz.
I can't stand DiCaprio, but he's one lucky bastard when it comes to choosing movies. He's very safe in his choices though, especially recently.

Anonymous said...

Release dates

Brothers - USA 4 December 2008
Revolutionary Road - USA 19 December 2008

Anonymous said...

It's still very early in the year!

I meant buzz during filming - something, anything to introduce the movie to the public and create some interest.

Anonymous said...

I meant buzz during filming - something, anything to introduce the movie to the public and create some interest.

When the movie comes out and the stars start promoting it, it will be introduced to the public!

Anonymous said...

When he, Pitt, fellow actor Matt Damon and producer Jerry Weintraub placed their hands and footprints in the concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, he quipped: "If I had to be on my hands and knees with three guys, I can't think of better guys to do it with."

LOL! Got to love George!

Anonymous said...

Revolutionary Road is an amazing book, I hope the film does it justice.

Anonymous said...

Revolutionary Road

Set in the 1950s in the mundane suburbs of Connecticut this novel is the story of the disintegration of the Wheelers.

Frank and April Wheeler like to think they are an untypical middle class family living in the suburbs. Frank has lost his direction and works at Knox Business Machines where he apathetically fights his overflowing in-tray. April is a typical 50s housewife looking after the two kids. April a failed aspiring actress starts the novel in a local theatrical group play which is a disaster. This sows the seeds of her discontent. The couple discuss plans to escape from suburbia to live in Paris where April will work and Frank will find out what he really wants to do with his life. ...

Anonymous said...

4:16 It doesn't matter how early in the year it is, there should be some buzz already since the filming has been finished for two months now. IMO not a good sign but we'll see.

Anonymous said...

I bet anything that Brothers will flop. Jim Sheridan hasn't made a good film in years and Tobey, Natalie (can't wait to see her stuff up Wuthering Heights with that english accent of hers!) and Jake all have very little range as actors. Oh yeah and it's about the war. Nailed will flop too, but that won't matter so much because David O Russell isn't exactly popular in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see all your faces when Jake and Reese get married and have their first baby!

Awww, you are so cute, trolly! Living in a world where being married and being gay don't co-exist!

Anonymous said...

David Russell is a real SOB; he's going to to torture and torment Jake.

Anonymous said...

11:00 PM

I hope you are wrong in your predictions! :)

Fingers crossed that Untitled Moon Project isn't in trouble, and who knows, Jake could be the Prince of Persia!

Anonymous said...

David Russell is a real SOB...

Jake, don’t take it lying down! lol

Anonymous said...

"he's going to to torture and torment Jake."

Jake's whiny ass will probably deserve it!

Anonymous said...

^ hehehe

Anonymous said...

Jake survived one David The Slave Driver (Fincher) - he'll survive another one! :)

Anonymous said...

No need for worries, Jake and Russell are spiritual Buddhist brothers - they are both Robert Thurman students!


Filming "I Heart Huckabees":

"The shoot, Mr. Russell decided, wouldn't be a typical Hollywood affair. It would be an intimate, personal experience for a handful of actors otherwise accustomed to populating magazine covers and award ceremonies. Both the movie and the set would be extensions of Mr. Russell's own uncensored, often unpredictable personality, and an opportunity for him to explore profound spiritual questions that have preoccupied him for years. (Indeed, the original idea for the movie was based on Buddhist theories Mr. Russell first learned in college from Robert Thurman, Uma Thurman's father.) "The whole thing is an existential meditation," Mr. Russell explained in one of several interviews through the making of the film. But the experience turned out to be no blissed-out meditation session. To get the performances he was after, Mr. Russell did all he could to raise the level of tension on set, unapologetically goading, shocking and teasing his actors. Sometimes these techniques prompted reactions that were less than photogenic. And in perhaps the most un-Hollywood move of all, Mr. Russell allowed a reporter to watch.

The Nudist Buddhist Borderline-Abusive Love-In

geez said...

Wow, Russel could use anger management classes!

Lilly Tomlin & Russell video

Director David O. Russell flipping out on I Heart Huckabee's

Anonymous said...

@8:03 thanks for the link, I loled so hard. Oh my, poor Jake, I bet Fincher was a little angel compared to Russel. lmao

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Mr. Russell has a way to go yet on his path to spiritual enlightenment. ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Jake will offer to help him get there!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Russell is quite a character! LOL!

The actors look tired. As he has throughout the shoot, Mr. Russell is touching them — a lot, and sometimes in private places. At one point, Mr. Wahlberg grabs the director's megaphone, shouting: "This man just grabbed my genitals! It is my first man-on-man contact!" At other times, the director whispers into the actresses' ears — lewdly, they later say — before a take.

Anonymous said...

The actors look tired. As he has throughout the shoot, Mr. Russell is touching them — a lot, and sometimes in private places. At one point, Mr. Wahlberg grabs the director's megaphone, shouting: "This man just grabbed my genitals! It is my first man-on-man contact!" At other times, the director whispers into the actresses' ears — lewdly, they later say — before a take.

lolz

Anonymous said...

Jake's whiny ass will probably deserve it!

Exactly! This is the guy who couldn't even handle David Fincher. Grow a pair, Jake.

oh my said...

Can you imagine Jake grabbing Russell's megaphone and shouting: "This man just grabbed my genitals!"
LOL!

DR said...

Another video clip from I Heart Huckabees filming - Lilly Tomlin is mad as Hell, Dustin Hoffman is calm but he's complaining too:

OMG, how emotional: Lily Tomlin & David O. Russell

Anonymous said...

I never would have guessed that my feeligs for Jake would change. Ever since Brokeback I loved him, watched every movie of his. After he hooked up with Reese, I don't know for what reasons, my feelings started to change. Either he did it for bearding purposes or out of love, it doesn't matter, I thought in both cases the relationship would be very public and this can't be good for his professional life. Then his behaviour after Heath died. Going shopping in Soho shortly after Heath passed, not paying tribute like so many others close to Heath did etc. I'm not a die hard fan anymore, I certainly won't follow him as closely, nevertheless I wish him success in his professional life, since he gave us Jack Twist in BBM. Of course I wish Heath success with his two last roles too.

Anonymous said...

Fincher is not an SOB--he's a slav driver. Very different from Russell who's a mean, nasty tyrant. He's so mean and nasty that he got into a fist fight with Clooney when they were filming a movie because Clooney got upset with how mean and nasty Russell was to the extras.

Anonymous said...

Going shopping in Soho shortly after Heath passed, not paying tribute like so many others close to Heath did etc. I'm not a die hard fan anymore, I certainly won't follow him as closely, nevertheless I wish him success in his professional life, since he gave us Jack Twist in BBM. Of course I wish Heath success with his two last roles too."

I completely agree. The Soho shopping/dining/having a great time incident was the turning point in the change of my feelings for Jake. I don't dislike him but I'm not a gung-ho fan anymore.

As for Heath, I miss him.

Anonymous said...

Jake strikes me as a bit egoistical, I don't say he is a bad person, but he seems to always put his interests first. He's very ambitious. I do believe he was upset about Heath, but he certainly didn't let the situation with Heath interrupt his plans. I think Jake didn't release a statement or payed tribute, because he expected many other co-stars of Heath wouldn't do it either. He must have been surprised by the reaction of fans and co-stars. Now it's too late for anything from Jake, otherwise it would just seem disingenuine and he knows it. He'll probably talk about him in an interview for one of his upcoming movies.

Anonymous said...

Add to the Soho stuff the photo ops with Reese and her kids taken four days after Heath's death. That was really off putting considering he didn't even bother attending either of Heath's memorials. I wish him well but my respect for him completely disappeared after that kind of behavior.

Anonymous said...

He'll probably talk about him in an interview for one of his upcoming movies.

I don't think he will unless he would get something out of it.

Anonymous said...

I still believe that this is NOT the real Jake.

Anonymous said...

Add to the Soho stuff the photo ops with Reese and her kids taken four days after Heath's death.

That's what I said, he didn't let Heath's passing interrupt his business/life.

Didn't someone in Gyllenbabble report that Jake attened the first L.A. memorial? I don't know how credible that is.
I'm from Germany and in one magazine "Gala" it was reported that he didn't attend any of the memorials.

Anonymous said...

"Didn't someone in Gyllenbabble report that Jake attened the first L.A. memorial?"

You answered your own question with this. Gyllenbabble would say anything to defend Jake, that was a bs rumor not a report.

He didn't attend any of Heath's memorials, if he would have we would know, trust.

Anonymous said...

Didn't someone in Gyllenbabble report that Jake attened the first L.A. memorial?

It was a fake Reeke sighting posted on some blog and deleted few days later. UV and Babblers insisted it happened even though no other reports mentioned Jake or Reese attending any of the memorials. Babblers slicked to their “truth” because they don’t dare to question any Reeke sighting.

Anonymous said...

UV and Babblers insisted it happened even though no other reports mentioned Jake or Reese attending any of the memorials.

I know there were no other reports, that's why I said I don't know how credible the report was. I agree that it's probably made up!

Anonymous said...

I'm absolutely sure it was made up.

Anonymous said...

I still believe that this is NOT the real Jake.

Oh really? Then WHO is that pray tell?

Why couldn't he be bothered to honor Heath, he didn't want to issue a statement, no problem but to behave like he did, that speaks volumes about the real Jake.

Anonymous said...

He's so mean and nasty that he got into a fist fight with Clooney when they were filming a movie because Clooney got upset with how mean and nasty Russell was to the extras.

So nice of George to try to protect extras :)

Anonymous said...

... but to behave like he did, that speaks volumes about the real Jake.

This is PR approved Jake, fit to be a supporting star in Phonyspoon PR campaign.

Anonymous said...

Oh please no one can force him into anything. I'm sick and tired of the Reeke PR agenda excuse, he's his own man, he’s 27 for fu*k’s sake. Neither his people nor Reese can make him do anything, he behaved the way he did willingly. Sorry, but the Phonyspoon PR campaign excuse is bloody old and boring.

Anonymous said...

Oh please no one can force him into anything.

I didn't say that - Jake has a choice, of course he does. It is his decision to be part of Phonyspoon but at the moment we can't be sure about the real reason for it. I'm just saying that real Jake is hidden behind this farce.

really disappointed said...

I have to agree with you guys. This whole situation has left such a bad taste in my mouth that I’m really having a hard time caring anything about Jake these days. I was just so hurt when I realized that someone I admired was not the person I thought they were and I'm not talking about the gay/straight issue either. The person I thought he was would have never acted this way to his friends, co-workers, and fans. I guess I just fell for the act. It's just such a disappointment. I know I don’t have the right to judge him and I wish him well in the future but I'm just not really into him anymore.

12:57 PM said...

... we can't be sure about the real reason for that decision.

Anonymous said...

I know I don’t have the right to judge him ...

Why not?
Jake is selling his image and his products (movies) and we (potential buyers) have the right to know if "goods" are fake.

TDK said...

Heath Ledger steals spotlight for The Joker

HEATH Ledger is stealing the spotlight from beyond the grave in one of Hollywood's most anticipated blockbusters of the year.

Chilling promotional images of Ledger portraying the Joker from the upcoming Batman movie, The Dark Knight, have been released - nearly three months after the Perth-born actor was found dead in New York.

In one scene from the film, Ledger is dressed in a white nurse's uniform, wielding a gun and wearing a surgical mask. In another, his face painted with the Joker's trademark evil grin in red, he points a gun directly at the camera. These are just two of the many images film company Warner Bros is using to promote The Dark Knight, to be released in Australia on July 17.

From the movie's promotional material to the trailer, Ledger appears to be the main attraction, with Christian Bale, who plays Batman, taking a back seat. One poster for The Dark Knight features only Ledger as the Joker, creepily peering through a frosted window with the catchphrase: ``Why so serious?'' written in blood.

The film also stars Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Bale _ reprising his role as Batman. Ledger's role as the smudge-faced villain is tipped to be his greatest performance, prompting early buzz that he could be nominated for an Oscar award.

"Heath was an incredible actor and he brought a very, very scary Joker to life,'' said Bale. ``Heath shocked us as the Joker and his death shocked all of us.'' Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment on January 22 after an accidental overdose. The Dark Knight is the last feature film he completed before his death. He was filming Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus days before he died but wasn't able to finish the film.

Ledger had big shoes to fill by taking on the role of the Joker, which was made famous by Jack Nicholson. During filming, Ledger said the darkness of the role had troubled him.

"He's just out of control - no empathy, he's a sociopath, a psychotic, mass-murdering clown,'' Ledger said of the character before his death.

Veteran Michael Caine has also spoken highly of Ledger's Joker portrayal. "Jack (Nicholson) was like a really scary old, nasty uncle with a funny face,'' Caine said. ``Heath's like the most murderous psychopath you've ever seen on the screen.''

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23492229-5001021,00.html

Anonymous said...

Why not?
Jake is selling his image and his products (movies) and we (potential buyers) have the right to know if "goods" are fake.


Damn right and anyway I'm sure he couldn't care less about what we think. He made that crystal clear.

Anonymous said...

Damn right and anyway I'm sure he couldn't care less about what we think.

Duh, obviously!

Anonymous said...

"I'm sure he couldn't care less about what we think"

To borrow and mis-use Benjamin Disraeli - "Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every actor must decay.”

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

"Star Search winner Sam Harris, who won the competition in its premiere season, and his long-term partner, Danny Jacobsen, welcomed their first child, a son, his rep tells PEOPLE. Cooper Atticus Harris-Jacobson was born Wednesday in Los Angeles and weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. Both Harris and Jacobsen were in the delivery room with the birth mother. "We are thrilled and overjoyed," Harris tells People."

Anonymous said...

To borrow and mis-use Benjamin Disraeli - "Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every actor must decay.”

We are "just" internet fans, a minority. I don't think we have that much impact!

Anonymous said...

We need to make distinction between fans and (general) public.

I'm not talking about us, but Internet fans have the real impact!

Anonymous said...

1:43 Most of his minuscule fanbase consists of internet fans the majority being BBM fans then a few TBs and a few fangurls/boys. JG isn't very famous among the large public.

For instance most of my friends don’t know who the guy is and even those who think he looks good are not interested in seeing his movies unless the buzz is huge which hasn't been the case since BBM. He's not a popular actor outside the internet hence his inability to open a movie or to do well at the BO. So I'd say he should cling to the few fans he has not give them the bird the way he has been doing for the past few months.

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Anonymous said...

I think that Zodiac and Rendition aren't exactly movies for a big audience.

2:17 said...

Let's wait and see how his upcoming movies will perform then we can talk about if he's able to draw an audience or not!

Anonymous said...

I bet anything that Brothers will flop.

For me there are two different kind of flops: bad movie / bad role and good movie / good role flops.

For example, Moonlight Mile was a flop with $10 mil total gross, but it's a good movie and all star cast got great reviews.

Anonymous said...

I just checked box office mojo and it made me laugh:

Rendition $9.7 Mil domestic gross
Penelope $9.7 Mil domestic gross
Stop Loss $10 Mil domestic gross

Stop Loss recently opened so it will still make a bit more domestically. Can't compare the foreign grosses yet since Stop Loss has not yet opened internationally. Guess big stars Reese and Jake can't even compete with largely unknown Ryan Philippe. LOL!

Anonymous said...

most of my friends don’t know who the guy is and even those who think he looks good are not interested in seeing his movies

Same here. Nobody knows who Jake is. Even his relationship with Reese isn't upping his profile. Most people still don't know Ryan Philippe. Those who do learned his name after the scandal associated with the divorce. Jake is playing the same role that Ryan did only he's completely lost his own identity in the process.

Anonymous said...

3:53 PM

It's not fair to compare Penelope to Rendition and Stop Loss - Penelope is a piece of s*it Reese should be ashamed of! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Jake is playing the same role that Ryan did only he's completely lost his own identity in the process.

Jake is there to make Reese look good - who cares about his identity!

Anonymous said...

bet anything that Brothers will flop. Jim Sheridan hasn't made a good film in years and Tobey, Natalie (can't wait to see her stuff up Wuthering Heights with that english accent of hers!) and Jake all have very little range as actors

ITA. I can never tell what emotion Tobey is trying to convey. He always appears to be using his last ounce of energy to utter his lines. Natalie has energy but her performances seem wooden to me. Jake also lacks range. His problem is that he overacts to compensate for his inablility to truly express certain emotions. As much as I loved him in BBM I still cringed at his acting in several scenes.

Anonymous said...

Jake, Natalie and Tobey proved they are capable of giving outstanding performances.
Maybe they are not the best in the business, but they are at least very good.

Anonymous said...

I think Natalie is overrated and that Tobey's performance will be the best out of the cast!

George & David O. Russell said...

Here's an excerpt from a Playboy interview with the star of Three Kings, George Clooney:

PLAYBOY: What made you want to do [Three Kings]?
CLOONEY: David Russell wrote as good a script as I've ever read. I fought to get it. He wanted a lot of other actors before me. They went to Mel and to Nic Cage. I wanted to work on this movie. David is in many ways a genius, though I learned that he's not a genius when it comes to people skills.
PLAYBOY: Did you learn about that the hard way?
CLOONEY: I did. He yelled and screamed at people all day, from day one.

PLAYBOY: Did he yell at you?
CLOONEY: At me often — and at someone daily. He'd throw off his headset and scream, 'Today the sound department flicked me!' For me, it came to a head a couple of times. Once, he went after a camera-car driver who I knew from high school. I had nothing to do with his getting his job, but David began yelling and screaming at him and embarrassing him in front of everybody. I told him, 'You can yell and scream and even fire him, but what you can't do is humiliate him in front of people. Not on my set, if I have any say about it.'

Another time he screamed at the script supervisor and made her cry. I wrote him a letter and said, 'Look, I don't know why you do this. You've written a brilliant script, and I think you're a good director. Let's not have a set like this. I don't like it and I don't work well like this.' I'm not one of those actors who likes things in disarray. He read the letter and we started all over again.

But later, we were three weeks behind schedule, which puts some pressure on you, and he was in a bad mood. These army kids, who were working as extras, were supposed to tackle us. David wanted one of the extras to grab me and throw me down. This kid was a little nervous about it, and David walked up to him and grabbed him. He pushed him onto the ground.

He kicked him and screamed, 'Do you want to be in this f**king movie? Then throw him to the f**king ground!' The second assistant director came up and said, 'You don't do that, David. You want them to do something, you tell me.' David grabbed his walkie-talkie and threw it on the ground. He screamed, 'Shut the f**k up! F**k you, and the AD goes, 'F**k you! I quit.' He walked off.

It was a dangerous time. I'd sent him this letter. I was trying to make things work, so I went over and put my arm around him. I said, 'David, it's a big day. But you can't shove, push, or humiliate people who aren't allowed to defend themselves.' He turned on me and said, 'Why don't you just worry about your f**ked-up act? You're being a d**k. You want to hit me? You want to hit me? Come on, pussy, hit me.' I'm looking at him like he's out of his mind. Then he started banging me on the head with his head. He goes, 'Hit me, you pussy. Hit me.' Then he got me by the throat and I went nuts. I had him by the throat. I was going to kill him. Kill him. Finally, he apologized, but I walked away. By then, the Warner Bros. guys were freaking out. David sort of pouted through the rest of the shoot and we finished the movie, but it was truly, without exception, the worst experience of my life."

http://www.maximumfun.org/blog/2007/03/lily-tomlin-v-david-o-russell-holy-shit.html

Anonymous said...

I think Natalie is overrated and that Tobey's performance will be the best out of the cast!"

I completely agree with you. Tobey is very underrated. I never saw "Spiderman" but I have seen "Cider House Rules," "Wonder Boys," "The Ice Storm" and some other films with Tobey and he is ALWAYS very, very good.

Anonymous said...

Here's an excerpt from a Playboy interview with the star of Three Kings, George Clooney

This was hilarious, I'd love to hear about Jake's experience when the movie comes out. Russell will eat him alive. LOL

Anonymous said...

Poor George wasn't amused.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Jake in for an interesting time. Just hope Austin's around to kiss it better at the the end of the day.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but that director sounds like a total pompous ass.

Anonymous said...

hahahahah! 5.27, sure will be interesting!

Anonymous said...

I think Jake will kiss up to Russell. Or Russell will pity Jake because he just lost a "friend2! ;)

Anonymous said...

After watching those vids and reading about Clooney's experience with Russell I very much doubt any amount of ass kissing will help Jake.
Come on Jake won't use the losing a "friend" excuse, after all he has a reputation to protect I mean he worked so hard at it for three months now. ;)

Anonymous said...

Indeed, the original idea for the movie was based on Buddhist theories Mr. Russell first learned in college from Robert Thurman, Uma Thurman's father.

I guess Buddhism didn't impress Russell very much! lol

Anonymous said...

Jake better take a bodyguard on set. Maybe the nanny's boyfriend? ;)

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