Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Tooth-babe

Dear Ted:
I'm terrible at Blind Vices; I never even try to figure them out. But I've finally been tempted to take a guess about Toothy Tile's identity. Is it...George Eads? Love the column, and I'm not even a celebrity groupie!
F.G.

Dear CSLies:
Your CSI-specific Toothy guess makes me think you’d search down Georgie-boy for an autograph...or more. Lucky for your celeb fantasies, he isn't Tooth-babe.
***

Dear Ted:
What is going to happen first: Are we ever going to find out who Toothy Tile is, or is our planet going to be destroyed because aliens don't like the way they are portrayed in J.J Abrams' flicks?
Fred
Indianapolis

Dear Outting Space:
You’ll be seasick from Cloverfield 2 before T.T. gets some cojones, that’s my hunch.
***

Dear Ted:
Read that Jessica Biel is making a movie with Jakey. How the hell does this talentless girl get these jobs?
J.L.
Dallas

Dear Duh:
Same way she keeps snagging men like Justin Timberlake.
***

Dear Ted:
Love being able to click right to you from the homepage. I guess the data showed that you were a top destination. You go, girlfriend!
JenJen
Chicago

Dear Butt Licker:
It’s not me they want, it’s Toothy Tile (big bottom-diva tease). But thanks, darlin’, appreciate the almost successful sycophancy!
***

P.S. Ted Casablanca is getting married next weekend. Congratulations Ted and Jon!

Source: Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth

164 comments:

Jackie said...

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Anonymous said...

It’s not me they want, it’s Toothy Tile (big bottom-diva tease).

Ted is a bad, bad boy! lol

Anonymous said...

April 29, 2008

Want to be in a film with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel?

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - We have new information tonight on another casting call for the movie "Nailed." There was a casting call last month when casting directors were looking for girl extras. Now the movie needs adult males and senior citizens.

The extras will be used during filming Thursday. Interested people should email a photo and their contact information to the casting office.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel are the stars of the movie. Nailed is about a woman who goes to Washington to campaign for the bizarrely injured after she gets hit in the head with a nail.

http://www.wistv.com/global/story.asp?s=8240735

Anonymous said...

That lesbians are more easily accepted than gay men is another myth.

Homophobic men feel less threaten by lesbians.

"Straight men "manifest higher levels of prejudice" against gays than do straight women, Herek writes. That's obvious, but Herek's conclusion is not. He maintains that homophobia serves to affirm male identity through a rejection of what is deemed either unmanly or negating the importance of males. This explains why effeminate men and butch women are the most common victims of antigay violence. They threaten the terms of masculinity.
...
"Certainly the fear of lesbians is the fear of butch women," says Arlene Stein, the author of Sex and Sensibility: Stories of a Lesbian Generation. "But there's also the fear that women can be independent sexual actors, which is different from the issue with gay men. That doesn't mean the term homophobia can't apply to lesbians, but it has a different shape and tenor than when it's directed against men." Whatever the distinction, it isn't evident in the psychoanalytic literature on homophobia, which barely mentions lesbians even though about a third of the victims of antigay violence are women.

http://www.villagevoice.com/news/9851,goldstein,2411,1.html

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
Love your pic on the newly formatted page! I know the nuptials are rapidly approaching. I'd like to send you and your honey a gift. Registered anywhere?
Sabrina

Dear Not a Witch:
Very sweet of you. Jon and I have registered with two charities (sorry, we have all the blenders and salad spinners we need at this point): the Lamp Community, which helps homeless men and women with mental illness, and New Leash on Life, which is a no-kill rescue outfit for homeless four-legged ones. Margo Casablanca, who was once without a pad herself, would love to have donations made in her name, but don't let yourselves be pushed around by that bitch. Thanks, S-babe!

Anonymous said...

.
Gale Harold Gets Desperate

A Gale force is about to blow through Wisteria Lane, but this time the culprit isn't Mother Nature.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that former Queer as Folk cad Gale Harold has booked a potentially recurring role on Desperate Housewives. The Vanished actor — who turned up last November as a swastika-sportin' medic in a two-part Grey's Anatomy — will play a quick-witted, charming and buttoned-down suburbanite. Picture a young Jack Lemmon, only without a cross-dressing Tony Curtis dragging him down.

He'll be introduced in the May 18 finale and could return next season in a recurring capacity.

http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Ausiello-Report/Ausiello-Scoop-Gale/800038488#comments

Anonymous said...

Just because Heath's performance as Ennis was iconic doesn't mean that his Joker can't be as well.

Of course not.
Maybe it's just me, but I need an emotional bond with my favorite movies and characters.

Joker could be Heath's best performace but I'm going to remember him as Ennis, Sonny, Patrick and Sir William.

Jake's a nice guy said...

Posted on OMG

IMDb Nailed posts: thread "Jake throw a hissy fit and James Caan walks off the movie"

Jessica said in a recent radio interview that there is no truth to the rumours about Jake being a diva on set.
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Talking with Jake the other day...I can tell you he's a regular guy.
Nice as can be!

As is the rest of the cast and crew for that matter on the set of Nailed.

If anyone is out of hand, it's the "Hollywood Moms" stuffing their FAT faces!!!
Constantly begging for little sally to be on camera.

There’s your DIVA’s
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"Hollywood Moms"

You mean the older cast members of the movie?
-----
No I think he means the mothers of the children in the film. My god was that a funny post. I'm still laughing. (by Jeff/Jack :)

Anonymous said...

^^PR Damage Control.

Anonymous said...

Try to be fair.

Take "Jake is great" and "Jake is bad" rumors with a lot of salt.

Anonymous said...

I take everything about Jake with large doses of salt. He's human and capable of bad behavior. He's not the god the babblers try to make him out to be. I tend to believe the bad rumors more than the good because his public persona is now just one big PR-driven campaign.

hissy fit throwers are people too said...

Anyone can throw a hissy fit at times; doesn't mean they are like that all the time. I'm sure Jake is human. Maybe it was a little uncomfortable on the set, and that would upset anyone's equilibrium. Maybe the rumors of the despotic DOR are exaggerated too? :)

I'll most likely always remember Heath as Ennis, but I've got the feeling his Joker is going to really be something, and blow us all away. Can't wait to see. I still miss him terribly.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the rumors of the despotic DOR are exaggerated too? :)

Did you watch Director David O. Russell flipping out on I Heart Huckabee's YouTube video?

Anonymous said...

No, I haven't and probably won't. I meant on this set. :)

Anonymous said...

Why not? It's quite amusing!

Anonymous said...

Russell and Nailed set - let's not forget Caan's cookie monster incident. LOL!

ILYPM said...

Jim Carrey and Rodrigo Santoro Play Gay in I Love You Phillip Morris

Last week I reported that Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, and Rodrigo Santoro had been spotted doing some "research" at Edison Farrow's popular gay Martini Tuesdays at Halo Lounge in Miami Beach.

Here's your first look at Carrey and Santoro flaunting their Versace in the film I Love You Phillip Morris, which just began shooting in Miami.

In the film, an adaptation of the Steve McVicker novel I Love You Philip Morris, Jim Carrey plays Steven Russell, a married father/conman who finds himself in the Texas prison system where he falls in love with his cellmate Phillip Morris. The romance prompted four escape attempts and a lifetime jail sentence for Russell. McGregor plays Morris, and I don't have the details on Santoro's role.

Those Versace fashions really up the cheese factor. Let's hope they don't Chuck & Larry it.

Jim and Rodrigo

Anonymous said...

Those Versace fashions really up the cheese factor.

Jewellery is a bit over the top, but Jim and Rodrigo are looking good and gay in Versace outfits.

Anonymous said...

How does Ted know Jake is a buttom? Is he confusing him with Jack Twist?
Who would give him such personal information, or did he witness Jake and partner gettin it on? Doubtful!

Anonymous said...

Ted is a man with a lot of experience. :)

ted sez said...

You’ll be seasick from Cloverfield 2 before T.T. gets some cojones

I couldn't agree more.

Anonymous said...

BTW, the word is that Ted is a bottom.

Tommy Boy said...

OPrah Pulls Out The Kneepads

Harpo Productions released this photo of Oprah and Tom after she interviewed Tom at his home in Colorado. Various news outlets are reporting that Oprah asked Tom some tough questions like why he jumped on the couch, and why he freaked out when he was with Matt Lauer.

Harpo and their carefully planned leaks are making it seem as if Oprah was asking the really tough questions. Ummm. Do you think Tom Cruise would be flashing his trademark fake smile if Oprah had asked any tough questions? Do you think Tom would have agreed to do part two at Oprah's studio if she asked tough questions? Do you think any Scientologist or any celebrity would ever go on her show again if she asked tough questions? So, why on earth would they have us believe they asked tough questions? Because all the news outlets that are reporting the tough question angle, are also dependent on having celebrities on their programs and so they all follow in line.

Two hours on Oprah with the bulls**t excuse of the 25th anniversary of Risky Business. Good movie? Yes. Great movie? If you like hookers and sex. 25th Anniversary on Oprah good? Please. If it had been the 25th anniversary of Losin It they would have thrown that up there also. This is just a last ditch effort at Tom trying to save what is left of his career before people just tune him out until he is playing grandpa roles in his 70's.

Crazy days and nights

Anonymous said...

I tend to believe the bad rumors more than the good because his public persona is now just one big PR-driven campaign."

Not to mention he acted like a jerk in the wake of Heath's death--very disrespectful and immature.

gay is OK! said...

Perez - Posted on OMG

Fight the Bigots!

The American Family Association (AFA) is 'taking action' AGAINST the committed gay couple, Luke and Noah, on CBS soap As The World Turns.

They don't want anymore of what they call 'repulsive' kissing between the two. Yeah, well, we want MORE!

We must stand together to show our support for Luke and Noah and SHUT DOWN the AFA's campaign.

According to their site, the AFA "represents and stands for traditional family values" and believes "in holding accountable the companies which sponsor programs attacking traditional family values." Here's an excerpt of the bigoted 'action alert' the AFA sent to members after Luke and Noah's latest kiss aired on the soap.

Procter & Gamble has resumed using explicit, open-mouth homosexual kissing in their soap opera, "As the World Turns." P&G decided to include this type of content as a commitment to "diversity." P&G stopped showing such scenes some months ago, but has now decided to again help promote the homosexual agenda which includes homosexual marriage.

Gay activists are hopeful that the P&G effort will desensitize viewers to the homosexual lifestyle and help make the unhealthy and immoral lifestyle more acceptable to society, especially to children and youth.

View a scene from the April 23, 2008 episode by P&G. WARNING – content is repulsive!

"As the World Turns" is owned and controlled completely by P&G. No network made this decision. P&G alone made the decision to support the homosexual agenda. P&G needs to hear from you today. We have provided a sample letter for you to send to Chairman Lafley, but strongly encourage you to add a personal message.


The AFA are a bunch of bigoted hate mongers! Isn't infidelity totally against family values? Why no campaigns against infidelity in the numerous shows that glorify such 'sin'? Luke and Noah are a committed couple–people in love kiss. Gay people are normal. We're you're brothers, sisters, mothers, father. The AFA needs to stop drinking Intolerade!

P&G, who produce the show, have set up a line in response to the AFA's push.

Call P&G to register your support of Luke and Noah: 1-800-331-3774


Do it! Do it! Do it!

P.S. We can't believe P&G actually set up a freakin' phone number in response to this. But, that's why it's even more important for you to call and show your support!

http://perezhilton.com/2008-04-29-fight-the-bigots

Anonymous said...

11:00 AM

I completely agree with you, his behavior left a foul taste in my mouth.

Anonymous said...

So what else could Jessica Biel say? That Jake is a diva? Of course she denied it but it clearly has PR damage control written all over it.

Anonymous said...

By calling Jake a bottom, Ted is saying, "I know you, and I can ruin your career" I believe in the gay community the worse thing to be called is "a bottom." For examples "the bottom" in gay porn get no respect.

Anonymous said...

Diva or no diva, Jessica or no Jessica defending Jake, that hissy fit story by FITSNews doesn't ring true.

Anonymous said...

I believe in the gay community the worse thing to be called is "a bottom."

It's just a name for a sexual role.

Gay top, bottom or versatile?

Most men in chat rooms or message boards choose to explicitly ask if their prospect is top, bottom or versatile. Years ago (before gay men were able to find other men online), non-verbal signals were used to disclose their preferences. For example, if a band, earring, tattoo or other jewelry was on the right side, it signified a bottom. If they were on the left, then the guy was a top. Gay men also wore colors to signify certain sexual practices. Wearing these colors on the left or right would alert their partners if they were a top or bottom respectively. These non-verbal signs are rarely used today due to the internet and the ability for gay men to communicate and meet in other non-threatening environments.

Anonymous said...

George Eads is gayer than Toothy. There have been a lot of rumors and blind items about him and his CSI castmate Eric Szmanda.

Anonymous said...

CSI - Jorja Fox too.

Anonymous said...

Wow everyone on CSI is gay?! lol

Anonymous said...

Howard Stern Radio Show - Neil Patrick Harris:

Doogie also told Howard that he's "versatile." Harris has been in a relationship with actor David Burtka for four years, and apparently they like to switch it up.

Anonymous said...

I think calling a Jake a bottom is also just another way for Ted to say Jake really is gay, and not someone who may've just fooled around with a guy and is really bi/straight.

Perez said...

The American Family Association (AFA) is 'taking action' AGAINST the committed gay couple, Luke and Noah, on CBS soap As The World Turns.

Call P&G to register your support of Luke and Noah: 1-800-331-3774

Anonymous said...

You’ll be seasick from Cloverfield 2 before T.T. gets some cojones, that’s my hunch.

I couldn't agree more.


Say Hallelujah! 'Cloverfield 2' is Coming!
LOL!

Jan 31st 2008
It's Official: 'Cloverfield 2' is Coming!
According to Variety, Matt Reeves is "in early talks with Paramount" to direct a sequel to this month's smash Cloverfield.

OT - TMZ said...

"CSI" Star Popped for Heroin, Coke, Ecstasy

"CSI's" Gary Dourdan was busted in Palm Springs yesterday on suspicion of possessing heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the actor was asleep in his car at 5:21 AM when they approached the vehicle and made the bust.

Anonymous said...

NC Gov Easley introduced Hillary Clinton to the crowd and made known he endorses her for president. As he was introducing her to the platform, he made some jokes and at one point said, "she makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy." Funny how nothing is said about this comment in the media. Just overlooked all around.

Anonymous said...

Pansy is often used to mean wimp or wuss.

Queerty said...

Pansy: The Video

We previously informed you that North Carolina Governor Mike Easley used the word “pansy” in his Hillary Clinton endorsement. Said Easley, “[Mrs. Clinton] makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy.”

One reader sent us a note on this poor word choice, which we’d like to share:

You might point out top readers that one would use that term, say, when chasing a gay guy with intent to harm. Or, say, not hiring him. Or maybe not letting him rent an apartment in one’s building. I expect more from her. She’s no dummy. She knows exactly what that word means.

Cnsidering the Senator’s silence, we get the impression that she simply doesn’t care.

And this is a gay ally?

Pansy: The Video

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link, 4:42. At least it is getting talked about. I thought some notice of this remark must have been made, even if Hillary didn't mind what was said. I will check it out.

Towleroad said...

Clinton Taking Heat for North Carolina Governor's 'Pansy' Remark

North Carolina Governor Mike Easley is being criticized for the use of an anti-gay slur in his endorsement/introduction of Hillary Clinton today. In turn, Clinton is being criticized for standing by and saying nothing.

Said Easley: "This lady right here makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy."

The Smoking Gun notes: "Easley's compliment, as it were, may offend some voters since the word 'pansy' is often used in a derogative fashion to describe a male homosexual. Or at least that's what it says in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary on our shelf (we scanned the 'pansy' entry from page 828 and posted it below). Other dictionaries (Oxford, Cambridge, and Dictionary.com) offer a similar definition for 'pansy,' describing it as a 'disparaging' or 'derogatory' term for an 'effeminate or homosexual man.'"

'Pansy' Remark

Anonymous said...

I agree with the posters who were offended at those sites. I think it was the wrong thing to say, and just on msnbc, they had a segment about the gov and saying how Easley appeals to more conservative democrats in the state, and he even likes Nascar and hunting. So maybe this is a ploy to get Hillary the vote of the moderates in the state. A lousy way to do it imo.

Ah, politics! Always more questions than answers said...

'Pansy'?

As Hillary wages a kind of culture war inside the Democratic Party, Mike Easley used something that sounded to John Aravosis like an anti-gay slur as she stood beside him this morning, saying that Hillary "makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy". Aravosis: "In case anyone has been living under a rock, pansy is slang for 'fag.'"

That's how I heard it too.

Here's Merriam-Webster: a usually disparaging : a weak or effeminate man or boy b usually disparaging: a male homosexual

Ben Smith's Blog

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to Ben Smith's blog, another site with excellent discussion on this matter. One poster said, well if this word used by Gov Easley doesn't have homophobic overtones to it, what about the word fairy? Is that taken out of context too? Interesting to read these different opinions. Thanks again for the link.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention he acted like a jerk in the wake of Heath's death--very disrespectful and immature.

We should not forget that life, or show, depends on what you believe it is, must go on. I understand that his behaviour could be seen as disrespectful by some.
I still believe Jake had very tender feelings for Heath, which probably cooled off as time went by.
Reeke, whether genuine or not, is a huge mistake. I don't want him to end up being Mr. Witherspoon!

Anonymous said...

We should not forget that life, or show, depends on what you believe it is, must go on.

I don't get this, does making a statement or attending a memorial means life doesn't go on for Jake? It only would’ve taken a few words which his people could’ve written or a couple of hours for the service, is that such a trouble to go through? If not for Heath then for his own image.

Had he made one little gesture to acknowledge Heath's passing nobody would've said anything, it would all be water under the bridge now. There’s just something very wrong about the way he handled everything. Very wrong.

Anonymous said...

There’s just something very wrong about the way he handled everything. Very wrong."

Yes, but according to his fans, he doesn't have to behave like a decent human being. He's a god and better than any of us abject mortals.

Anonymous said...

There’s just something very wrong about the way he handled everything. Very wrong.

I don't want to be rude, but I think very few people actually care about how he handled the situation.
His fans certainly won't turn on him because he didn't behave "politically correct". Nobody is perfect and everyone makes mistakes!

Anonymous said...

A poster on IHJ posted that the film about Joe Namath is sceduled to come out 2010, the only one cast so far is Jake.

Anonymous said...

8:51 puhleeze, the perfect excuse. Haven't you heard, his fans think he's perfect and makes no mistakes.

8:32 you're right to his delusional fans Jake is a god so no rules of decency apply to him. Too bad he only has a handful of fans. LOL

Anonymous said...

ITA, 8:15 PM.

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Anonymous said...

Cloverfield 10 will be out before Jake gets the cojones, and I guess with the Namath pic not out until 2010 we can look forward to several more years of Jeese.

Anonymous said...

Diva or no diva, Jessica or no Jessica defending Jake, that hissy fit story by FITSNews doesn't ring true.

Yeah, the guy who treated his fellow cast member so rottenly on the Jarhead set, the guy who had to be talked to by Dustin Hoffman due to his poor attitude on another film, the guy who whined about Fincher... a guy with that kind of track record would never chuck a hissy fit, right?

Say it with me: Jake. Isn't. Perfect.

Okay?

Austin said...

Jake was sweet to me when we filmed "The Day after Tomorrow." We even cooked together!

Anonymous said...

10:31 PM

You're wasting your breath, there's no reasoning with some people, to them Jake can do no wrong.

Needless to say ITA with you.

Anonymous said...

A poster on IHJ posted that the film about Joe Namath is sceduled to come out 2010, the only one cast so far is Jake.

Probably someone with IMDbPro account.

IMDb has only this:

Untitled Joe Namath Project (2010)
More information for this In Development project is only available on IMDbPro.

Anonymous said...

Say it with me: Jake. Isn't. Perfect.

I didn't say nor suggest nor imply it.

Track record - only Jarhead incident is a bit similar to "hissy fit" story, but not enough to make it more convincing.

Anonymous said...

His fans certainly won't turn on him because he didn't behave "politically correct".

Some of his fans did.

KD said...

Happy Birthday Kirsten!

EW Video said...

Neil Patrick Harris: Your questions answered!

Check out the third and final installment of my Just A Minute interview with the delightfully sarcastic Neil Patrick Harris. After a little good-natured Jason Segel trash-talking, NPH talks about his upcoming Joss Whedon web musical, Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog, and answers — with one perfect word! — my favorite reader-submitted question (thanks, swarley!). Many thanks to you all for the fantastic suggestions.

Just A Minute interview

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Kiki! :)

Anonymous said...

"Track record - only Jarhead incident is a bit similar to "hissy fit" story, but not enough to make it more convincing."

That's only your opinion. Many people believed the Brothers hissy fit without Jake's diva history "to make it more convincing".
Only his fans refuse to admit or acknowledge anything that doesn’t fit with the image they’ve created in their heads- Jake the saint.

Anonymous said...

Only his fans refuse to admit or acknowledge anything that doesn’t fit with the image they’ve created in their heads- Jake the saint.

Not true at all.

Looks like some people are willing to believe all "bad Jake" stories and question all "good Jake" stories.

My point - we should question everything and apply the same logic to "bad Jake" and "good Jake" stories.

oh boy said...

Did Heath Ledger Really Slag Off Philip Seymour Hoffman? The ‘Times’ Says So!

In the middle of Leon Wieseltier's thoroughly entertaining review of Martin Amis's book The Second Plane — you know, the one in the Times Book Review that includes the deathless put-down, "Pity the writer who wants to be Bellow but is only Mailer" — Wieseltier attributes a quotation to Heath Ledger that we're almost certain isn't true. He claims, in making a point about how Amis's flourishes of style defeat his purpose, that Heath Ledger shit-talked Philip Seymour Hoffman after Hoffman won the Oscar for Capote. Writes Wieseltier:

He is dead to the damage his virtuosity inflicts upon his urgency. Instead, he pulls focus, and pulls, and pulls. His book reminds me of what Heath Ledger is said to have remarked, in disappointment, about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Oscar: “I thought it was for the best acting, not the most acting.”

Wait, really? Heath Ledger said that? We call B.S.

The phrase "I thought it was for the best acting" is a Googlewhack — it yields but one result, Wieseltier's review. A broader Google search, "best acting" + "most acting" + "heath ledger," yields only six results, and the only relevant one is a blog post quoting Wieseltier's review.

Wieseltier cloaks his quotation in some butt-covering language, of course: It's not something Ledger definitely remarked, it's "what Heath Ledger is said to have remarked." "Is said" … by whom? No one on the Internet. Did someone tell Wieseltier this story at a party? If so, isn't it sort of weird to just toss it into a book review that has nothing to do with either Heath Ledger or Philip Seymour Hoffman? And why did the Book Review's editors let this line get through? Just because Heath Ledger is dead, and therefore can't sue?

We know we're making a big deal out of a small line, but it bugs us when stuff like this gets introduced into the world. Because ten years from now everyone will think Heath Ledger said this, and Google-searching for the line will yield thousands of results, just because of a seed planted by Leon Wieseltier on April 27, 2008. And even though we happen to agree with this comparison of Ledger's and Hoffman's performances, we don't think Ledger actually said it.

So, Leon Wieseltier — where'd you hear this story? Drop us a line and let us know. Also, while you're reading, we should tell you the rest of the review was awesome. Please don't destroy us like you did Amis.

NY Mag

Anonymous said...

Because ten years from now everyone will think Heath Ledger said this, and Google-searching for the line will yield thousands of results, just because of a seed planted by Leon Wieseltier on April 27, 2008.

lol are you kidding me?

Austin said...

New OMG post

"Despite canceling John From Cincinnati it seems that HBO recognizes what a brilliant show that it had in hindsight. HBO has submitted JFC for Emmy consideration in the following categories for acting. No doubt they are submitting for consideration for Milch, for writing, and for the series.

"JOHN FROM CINCINNATI"

Lead Actors: Bruce Greenwood, Brian Van Holt, Austin Nichols

Lead Actress: Rebecca De Mornay

Supporting Actresses: Keala Kennelly, Emily Rose, Chandra West

Supporting Actors: Greyson Fletcher, Willie Garson, Luis Guzman, Ed O'Neill, Luke Perry, Matt Winston, Garrett Dillahunt, Dayton Callie, Jim Beaver, Paul Ben Victor

Anonymous said...

5:51 AM, I concur with NY Magazine and call this BS. Poor Heath can't defend himself anymore and now everyone can write what they want about him.
I heard he bonded with PSH during award season. PSH even payed tribute to him in the Interview mag.

I really hope PSH doesn't believe this and starts hating Heath! :(

Anonymous said...

"One of Hollywood's hottest couples may soon be headed our way. Rumour has it, none other than Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal will be here to star in an epic new flick called 2012. It centres around a group of people who face natural disasters, such as typhoons and volcanoes, that coincide with the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012. Filming is expected to get underway in Los Angeles and in Vancouver in late June. 2012 will hit theatres next year."

Got this from OMG!

Anonymous said...

I really hope PSH doesn't believe this and starts hating Heath!

I don't think that's going to happen. IMO they respected each other a great deal, hence PHS'S tribute to Heath in Interview, it was a beautiful and surprising gesture that spoke volumes.

Anonymous said...

^^^ That would be bad on so many levels! lol

ops! said...

9:22 AM

That would be bad on so many levels! lol

Anonymous said...

9:28 AM Crappy projects are better than no projects at all, or not?

Anonymous said...

No, not really. Ask Ben Affleck.

Anonymous said...

^ I was just being sarcastic. ;)

Anonymous said...

PSH even payed tribute to him in the Interview mag.

Interview Magazine: HEATH LEDGER A TRIBUTE

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN: Heath and I literally met through that whole awards time [around Brokeback Mountain]. We were hanging out a lot together. I just remember that he had a childlike enthusiasm. His body was always in motion.

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN: I remember that whenever Heath talked about something he liked, he did it in the way that any fan would. He wasn’t somebody trying to cover up his excitement about something, or someone. When I think of him, I see him in a state of dance or something—this constant state of movement. It didn’t seem like anxiety to me. It seemed like excitement.

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN: Heath didn’t have the cynicism that this business can eventually put upon people, or the pretention that certain artists can carry with them sometimes. He had a really honest quality about him. He obviously had never lost his wide-eyed optimism.

http://themovie-fanatic.com/the_buzz!/heath_ledger/interview_magazine_heath_ledger_tribute/

wtf? said...

ACLU Slams Tennessee Principal for Outing Gay Students

The ACLU has sent a letter to Memphis City Schools, demanding the school system implement new policies, reprimand principal Daphne Beasley of Hollis F. Price Middle College High School in South Memphis, and compensate and apologize to two students whom Beasley outed in a public posted list which the ACLU says violated the students' constitutional rights to equal protection, freedom of expression and association, due process and privacy.

ABC24 Memphis reports:

"The ACLU says in September 2007, Beasley asked her staff to give her the names of students who were couples, heterosexual and homosexual, because she wanted to keep an eye on them to cut down on public displays of affection. She's accused of publicly posting the names of those students, including two boys, Andrew and Nicholas, who had just started dating. The ACLU says that in doing so, Beasley revealed their relationship to other students, teachers and even their parents."

As a result of Beasley's actions, the gay students have been the target of verbal harassment and even discrimination from teachers:

"One of the young men, Nicholas, an 11th grader who just made the Dean's List, spoke with Eyewitness News Everywhere. 'It was actually frightening,' he says, 'to see a list with my name on it where not just other teachers could see but students as well.' Nicholas says his teachers and other students treat him differently as a result of Principal Beasley's decision and that he and Andrew have both had to deal with verbal assaults. Nicholas was also not allowed to go on a trip to New Orleans to help rebuild homes because, as one of his teacher's explained, he would 'embarrass' the school by engaging in gay affection. 'I really feel that my personal privacy was invaded,' Nicholas says. 'I mean, Principal Beasley called my mother and outed me to my mother!'"

Said Hedy Weinberg, Executive Director at the ACLU of Tennessee: "The principal's outing of these two students to their families, classmates, and teachers is unacceptable. Its only purpose was to intimidate not only these students but all gay students at Hollis Price. Educators should be focused on educating their students and not on harassing them because of their sexual orientation or the people with whom they associate."

Outing Gay Students

Anonymous said...

PSH even payed tribute to him in the Interview mag

The first thing I noticed when this article came out was that the "esteemed" Mr. Gyllenhaal was not part of this. He couldn't even pay tribute amongst Heath's closest peers and former g/f's!! Me thinks he is no longer in the "in" crowd. Actions speak louder than words don't they? Trying to distance oneself from a deep bond from the past by way of a beard to further ones career is shameful. He's a putz and I am so f'in done with this guy.

Anonymous said...

I really wonder why Heath chose Jake to be Matilda's Godfather? He still was close to his childhood friends from Australia. It'd be just logical to choose one of them! Maybe Michelle, who I think was very fond of Jake, influenced Heath in his decision? But I think Heath was very fond of Jake as well and probably also thought he was the best choice. Jake seemed to hang out with Heath and Michelle all the time during the BBM promotion tour as well. Maybe it wasn't really Matilda he wanted to spend his time with, but her Daddy? I think Jake had a big, old crush on Heath at the time.
I think Jake is very ambitious and career oriented, which isn't bad per se, but he also seems to be very self-centered which is a characteristic that annoys me very much.
I don't think Jake is a bad person, but he's a person that, I think, would annoy me in real life.
I still think he's talented and good looking though.

Anonymous said...

@11:23 ITA but I'll still keep an eye on the "esteemed" Mr. Gyllenhaal's career and personal life for entertainment purposes only. LOL

Anonymous said...

11:49, I read that it was Michelle's idea to make Jake Matilda's godfather.

Anonymous said...

If Michelle and Jake were that fond of each other Jake would’ve been there for her and Matilda during that difficult time right after Heath died, like Busy Phillips, Matilda’s godmother. The fact that he completely turned his back on them is very telling.

Anonymous said...

Just saw those running pictures of Reese. Still confuses me why a ultra good looking guy like Jake would be with such a plain girl. Same with Kirsten when he was with her. In HW where beatiful actresses are on every corner? Either Jake is such a dork he can't get a gorgeous girl or he really is gay.

bond said...

"In HW where beautiful actresses are on every corner? Either Jake is such a dork he can't get a gorgeous girl or he really is gay."

Well, maybe he's just like the 2002 Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem 'War Emblem'. You know, he's just ... um... picky!

http://www.towleroad.com/2008/04/experts-refuse.html

Oh, and it's not as if Jake hangs out with Reese for her looks or sexual allure. She serves, um, another purpose.

"Did Heath Ledger Really Slag Off Philip Seymour Hoffman? The ‘Times’ Says So!"

Why is this surprising? Ledger wished Clooney luck over Jake during the Oscars. Ledger was a decent actor, but he was also a 24-carat flake.

M&M said...

Michelle Williams to Leave New York?

Actress Michelle Williams is seriously thinking leaving New York, specifically Brooklyn, three months after the tragic death of Heath Ledger.

The prying eyes of paparazzi and tabloid press may have finally pushed her to the decision. Since Ledger's death on Jan. 22, Williams has not been able to spend a peaceful moment in her own neighborhood with toddler daughter Matilda.

The former "Dawson's Creek" star and Ledger had been beacons of light for their Brooklyn neighborhood, where they blended in easily. I recall a movie premiere a couple of years ago when Ledger was extolling the virtues of outer-borough living to new neighbors Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola.

But Ledger moved out last year and returned to Manhattan, leaving Williams and their daughter behind. Since he died, Williams has been stalked and hounded on a regular basis. Inappropriate and rude? Certainly. But on a real level, it's no way to grieve.

Ironically, Williams' career is going great guns right now. Her Charlie Kaufman film, "Synecdoche, New York," premieres in Cannes next month. She's currently shooting "Shutter Island" with Martin Scorsese.

But don't expect her to give any interviews or do any press concerning Ledger. At Monday night's premiere of "Made of Honor," she came to support pal Busy Phillips, who played Audrey on "Dawson's Creek." But it was the lowest-key appearance ever, as Williams was cloaked in black and wearing a low-slung cap.

Fox News

Anonymous said...

"Why is this surprising? Ledger wished Clooney luck over Jake during the Oscars."

You should watch the press conference and listen to what Heath actually says before you talk crap again. Ledger said no such thing, Jack.

Anonymous said...

"In HW where beatiful actresses are on every corner? Either Jake is such a dork he can't get a gorgeous girl or he really is gay."

Well not so simple dear !!!
but only people with brain can get it , right!

3:19 said...

Ledger said no such thing. (my bad, no Jack there ;) )

Anonymous said...

Ledger said that Clooney deserved to win the oscar. It's well documented. Right after that it was announced that Jake was to be Matilda's godfather. Talk about damage control.

Anonymous said...

"@11:23 ITA but I'll still keep an eye on the "esteemed" Mr. Gyllenhaal's career and personal life for entertainment purposes only. LOL"

Then your life must be so boring LOL

"The first thing I noticed when this article came out was that the "esteemed" Mr. Gyllenhaal was not part of this. He couldn't even pay tribute amongst Heath's closest peers and former g/f's!! Me thinks he is no longer in the "in" crowd. Actions speak louder than words don't they? Trying to distance oneself from a deep bond from the past by way of a beard to further ones career is shameful. He's a putz and I am so f'in done with this guy."


Always the same stuff , please ask jake if he can act the " tearful scene" just for you and move on!

Anonymous said...

WHAT !!!!

I heard some posters here are straight women who want jake to be gay because they can't have him!

Shocking
who are the GAY ??????

Anonymous said...

3:41 PM

Stop the B.S.

Anonymous said...

I don't see how or why that comment warranted PR damage control. He just gave an opinion. Plus, it's not like he said, "Jake is the most awful actor ever, and I hope he never wins anything a day in his life." He just thought Clooney was better. Good for him for giving an uncensored opinion.

Anonymous said...

He needed damage control because the press went wild with the comment and how he had dissed his co-star.

Anonymous said...

Same with Kirsten when he was with her.

See, I have never been able to get behind this. Kirsten Dunst is friggin' gorgeous. Just watch "The Virgin Suicides." She's stunning in it. I'll concede Reese, though I think she is a decent actress, but Kirsten Dunst fugly? No dice.

Anonymous said...

He needed damage control because the press went wild with the comment and how he had dissed his co-star.

Well, I was pretty Brokeback Press Tour obsessed in early 2006, and I don't remember a lick of it. I only heard it discussed on a couple of blogs. I never heard the mainstream media go on and on about it. Then again, why would they? BBM was bigger than the sum of its parts. Jake still isn't that big of a household name.

video evidence said...

Feb 17 2006

Heath Ledger Gives The Oscar To Clooney

Gossip Fodder blog notes that at a recent press conference for his new movie Candy at the Berlin Film Festival, Heath Ledger was asked what George Clooney might win at the Oscars. Ledger reluctantly admitted Clooney deserved the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his work in Syriana, which, of course, is the category his Brokeback co-star Jake Gyllenhaal is competing in. The festival website offers video evidence (the Jack Twist diss occurs precisely at 14:30). A partial transcript of his response:

Do I really have to answer the George Clooney one? I think he deserves Best Supporting Actor, I thought he was amazing in Syriana. I haven't yet seen Good Night and Good Luck, I've heard it's an amazing movie, and I'm sure he deserves that as well. I mean, who really is the winner, it's such a surreal concept to be competing. [...] We're all just being dragged through it.

It was an honest response, but a more diplomatic answer could have avoided the slight to his co-star, who recently told an interviewer how excited he was to receive his "Congratulations, mate!" phone call from Ledger the morning the nominations were announced. Isn't it always the way—the blue-eyed cowboy you've had a thousand times is never quite as alluring as the dashing, bearish CIA agent you have yet to conquer.

UPDATE: A publicist for Team Ledger got in touch to let us know that the actor's answer to the loaded question was not intended as some kind of slight of co-star Jake Gyllenhaal, but was meant in a spirit of celebrating the entire brotherhood of nominated actors. Competition is weird, he wishes everyone could win, he'd like to buy the world a Coke, etc etc. We invite you to view the video again (the moment of truth is at 14:30 or so) and draw your own hilariously wrongheaded conclusions about the way Ledger expressed admiration for his peer. And while we're setting the record straight on this matter: Ang Lee's publicist would like to thank Ledger for not recognizing Clooney's directorial talent, thereby saving her an afternoon of exasperated phone calls.

Defamer

Anonymous said...

It was an honest response, but a more diplomatic answer could have avoided the slight to his co-star, who recently told an interviewer how excited he was to receive his "Congratulations, mate!" phone call from Ledger the morning the nominations were announced.

Awww...

Anonymous said...

Always the same stuff , please ask jake if he can act the " tearful scene" just for you and move on!

WTFever dumbass. He has conciously avoided anything even remotely involving Heath since 22.01.08. And before you spew forth a diatribe about JG not owing us anything (and you know you will) please remind yourself he is a public figure and part of his job is to be in the public eye. I never mentioned anything about tears, but thanks anyway. It's about respect for a fellow actor and friend - many many other actors put aside their grief to memoralize him. Except one. And this PR blunder of his will come back to bite him in the ass one day - karma is such a bitch that way.

Anonymous said...

3:46 That's their only available excuse for Jake's disrespectful behavior, Heath earned and deserved Jake’s couldn’t care less treatment because 2 years ago he said when asked that GC will win the Oscar. LOL what a bunch of idiots!

Anonymous said...

Oh I see weird caps trolly is back at work at 3:37&3:41PM.

Hey trolly what took you so long to get here?

Anonymous said...

http://www.towleroad.com/2008/04/experts-refuse.html

The rumors have been around for years about 2002 Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem, given his disinterest in mares. ... Said Anne Peters, the matings adviser at Three Chimneys in Midway, Ky: "It’s very abnormal to have no sexual interest in mares."

Unless, of course...


Not fair, they are outing War Emblem! lol

TDK - new trailer said...

New The Dark Knight Trailer Leaked

Fans in various cities around the globe have completed their tasks as requested by "The Dark Knight" viral campaign. The lucky few were escorted into a theater and were presented with a first look at a brand new trailer.

That trailer has now leaked online, featuring amazing shots from the movie and a taste of Heath Ledger's incredible performance. Warner Bros will release a better version on Sunday, so come back to check it out.

In the film, with the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker (Heath Ledger).

TDK - new trailer

imdb poster who saw an early TDK cut said...

Next, I will give my honest thoughts about Heath Ledger as the Joker. All I can say is....oh my sweet Jesus. Perfect. Just perfect. It takes the charisma of Hannibal Lecter, the sheer cruelty of Anton Chigurh, and the humor of a certain Coen brother's movie. Heath Ledger isn't just playing a character from a comic. He's become a person. He has become completely unrecognizable as the Joker. His final completed movie will make him a legend among actors. For those of you who have seen the trailer, you can probably tell that Heath Ledger will be brilliant, but the trailer footage doesn't do justice for some of his scenes in the movie. There's not much more that can be said except..."Bravo, Mr.Ledger...bravo."

Anonymous said...

5:52 PM, from the bottom of my heart I hope this is true!

Anonymous said...

Judging by the trailer, it probably is.

Anonymous said...

http://gawker.com/384852/lies

New York magazine's Vulture blargh smells a rat in Leon Wieseltier's "thoroughly entertaining" review of a Martin Amis book from yesterday's New York Times. In a strange non sequitur, Wieseltier wrote that formerly living actor Heath Ledger once said of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Oscar (Ledger was also nominated that year for Butt Cowboys 3: Paul Haggis' Revenge): "I thought it was for the best acting, not the most acting." Funny and sort of accurate, but untrue! says Vulture. Conducting a thorough Google search, they were unable to find any mention of this Heath Ledger bon mot. Did Wieseltier make it up? Was it just a small, unconfirmed anecdote he picked up somewhere? Either way, Vulture doesn't like that Ledger's rep will now be sullied for saying a sort of mean thing once, years ago. When he was alive. [NYM]

Anonymous said...

This exact quote can be found in an EW wrap-up of the 1997 Daytime Emmy Awards:
http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,289591,00.html

By Bilge on 04/28/2008 at 10:06am
I can see why Wieselter would want to change it. The review wouldn't read so authoritatively if he quipped, "His book reminds me of what EW.com writer Bruce Fretts remarked, in disappointment, about John Lithgow's victory over Garry Shandling in the 1997 Emmys."

By Dan Kois (NY Mag) on 04/28/2008 at 10:42am

Anonymous said...

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/04/did_heath_ledger_really_slag_o.html

In the middle of Leon Wieseltier's thoroughly entertaining review of Martin Amis's book The Second Plane — you know, the one in the Times Book Review that includes the deathless put-down, "Pity the writer who wants to be Bellow but is only Mailer" — Wieseltier attributes a quotation to Heath Ledger that we're almost certain isn't true. He claims, in making a point about how Amis's flourishes of style defeat his purpose, that Heath Ledger shit-talked Philip Seymour Hoffman after Hoffman won the Oscar for Capote. Writes Wieseltier:
He is dead to the damage his virtuosity inflicts upon his urgency. Instead, he pulls focus, and pulls, and pulls. His book reminds me of what Heath Ledger is said to have remarked, in disappointment, about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Oscar: “I thought it was for the best acting, not the most acting.”
Wait, really? Heath Ledger said that? We call B.S.

The phrase "I thought it was for the best acting" is a Googlewhack — it yields but one result, Wieseltier's review. A broader Google search, "best acting" + "most acting" + "heath ledger," yields only six results, and the only relevant one is a blog post quoting Wieseltier's review.

Wieseltier cloaks his quotation in some butt-covering language, of course: It's not something Ledger definitely remarked, it's "what Heath Ledger is said to have remarked." "Is said" … by whom? No one on the Internet. Did someone tell Wieseltier this story at a party? If so, isn't it sort of weird to just toss it into a book review that has nothing to do with either Heath Ledger or Philip Seymour Hoffman? And why did the Book Review's editors let this line get through? Just because Heath Ledger is dead, and therefore can't sue?

We know we're making a big deal out of a small line, but it bugs us when stuff like this gets introduced into the world. Because ten years from now everyone will think Heath Ledger said this, and Google-searching for the line will yield thousands of results, just because of a seed planted by Leon Wieseltier on April 27, 2008. And even though we happen to agree with this comparison of Ledger's and Hoffman's performances, we don't think Ledger actually said it.

So, Leon Wieseltier — where'd you hear this story? Drop us a line and let us know. Also, while you're reading, we should tell you the rest of the review was awesome. Please don't destroy us like you did Amis.

The Catastrophist [NYTBR]

Anonymous said...

That idio was not quoting not from Heath,
but from Bruce Fretts about John Lithgow in 1997.

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,289591,00.html

What a bloody pig, this Wieseltier!

Anonymous said...

There's not much more that can be said except..."Bravo, Mr.Ledger...bravo.

Heath was such a tremendous actor. :)

Anonymous said...

If Michelle and Jake were that fond of each other Jake would’ve been there for her and Matilda during that difficult time right after Heath died, like Busy Phillips, Matilda’s godmother. The fact that he completely turned his back on them is very telling.

Did you watch the BBM press conference at the Toronto Film Festival? What tells me that not only Heath and Jake were friends, but also Michelle and Jake is a little gesture from Michelle, she was stroking his back to reasure him at one point.
That's what you do when you are comfortable and close to someone. She was genuinely happy for Jake when he won his BAFTA, not as much as Heath, but still very happy for, what looked to me, a good friend.
It is possible they didn't stay as close. Or if the Reese thing is really business, like Ted C. says, than maybe Michelle understood that "the show must go on". If it isn't show, well, then you must set priorities and for him his girlfriend was priority and he didn't mind if his actions might be considered questionable.
Busy Phillips definitely was a class act in this difficult time.
I would say Namoi Watts was a class act too, she immediately flew to N.Y. from Sundance when she heard about Heath and even attended one of the L.A. memorials and on top of that payed tribute to Heath in "Interview" and she's the ex girlfriend!!!

Anonymous said...

Busy Phillips definitely was a class act in this difficult time.
I would say Namoi Watts was a class act too, she immediately flew to N.Y. from Sundance when she heard about Heath and even attended one of the L.A. memorials and on top of that payed tribute to Heath in "Interview" and she's the ex girlfriend!!!"

I think Naomi attended both memorials and one of them she went with Heath's two uncles who are in LA. She said in Interview that even after she and Heath broke up, she had remained on good terms with his family. A definite class act.

Anonymous said...

I think Naomi attended both memorials and one of them she went with Heath's two uncles who are in LA.

That must be the uncles from the mother's side.

Anonymous said...

Diva or no diva, Jessica or no Jessica defending Jake, that hissy fit story by FITSNews doesn't ring true.

How would you know it doesn't ring true? Do you know Jake personally?

Anonymous said...

"What a bloody pig, this Wieseltier!"

ITA!

Anonymous said...

I really wonder why Heath chose Jake to be Matilda's Godfather?

It would have been a sentimental choice dute to BBM. I remember thinking at the time that it was really sweet.

Anonymous said...

"One of Hollywood's hottest couples may soon be headed our way. Rumour has it, none other than Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal will be here to star in an epic new flick called 2012. It centres around a group of people who face natural disasters, such as typhoons and volcanoes, that coincide with the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012. Filming is expected to get underway in Los Angeles and in Vancouver in late June. 2012 will hit theatres next year."

LMAO! This sounds like it could be their Gigli. I hope they do it!

Anonymous said...

... that hissy fit story by FITSNews doesn't ring true.

How would you know it doesn't ring true? Do you know Jake personally?


No one here knows Jake personaly.

Anonymous said...

10:00 PM
So Michelle stroking Jake’s back at TIFF (and yes I’ve watched the press conference, all 35 min of it) proves that they were fond of each other, but his ‘who cares?’ behavior since Heath died doesn’t prove that they weren't that fond of each other, hey?
lol way to only admit what works for your theory.

The Informers said...

Posted on OMG

Here are some interesting quotes from Amber Heard (Austin's co-star) about The Informers:

"It's a tough novel. Sex scenes are hard to do."
- Amber Heard

"I hope the audiences have a really difficult time with it. That's why I'm in this industry. I want to challenge people. I want people to think. I don't want people to just zone out and get everything that expected when they walked into the movie. The novel by Bret Easton Ellis I was a big fan of. It's dark and it's real and it's gritty and it's hard to swallow."
- Amber Heard

"It was really difficult. I always play characters so different from myself. I don't look like a character actor but that's a hundred percent what I am. I always play characters that are difficult and challenging and that's why I like them or else I would just have a normal job. [laughs]. But, the film The Informers, I'm very proud of just having seen a little bit of it and having worked on it, it was hard to film. It was hard to swallow. It's going to be really difficult for Middle America to say good things about me after that film."
- Amber Heard

"He was an amazing person and a very talented artist. One has a lot of respect for those qualities that are kind of rare. The things that tormented him and caused his passing exist everywhere in reality. You go down to the street here in Beverly Hills and there's somebody affected in the same way, by substance or escapism. It was sad though because he was an artist and he put himself in the public eye and he's going to be scrutinzed. People are going to look at him and say that the industry did this or the drugs or whatever and young people are this way. It's not just young people. It's not old people, it's not only actors. It's everybody. Everybdody knows somebody with a problem." [On Brad Renfro]
- Amber Heard

"I read the script, loved it. I said, "It's based on the novel right?" And they said, "Oh, no, no... Don't read the novel. You won't want to do the movie!" They were afraid that a girl like me would be afraid to jump into a project so dark. Little did they know, that's what I love. You know me..."
- Amber Heard

"Drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll. For everyone. It's brilliant. It's really gross – I mean that word very specifically. It's very real. It's very gritty. It's very in your face. It's about decadent, decadent Hollywood. The nastiest, beautiful thing you've ever seen. It's a hard pill to swallow, but very powerful."
- Amber Heard

"She's a bad girl. I play Christie and if I say too much, I'll give away a very important part of the film. She's very wealthy and she represents a very strong evil. She does drugs and is very promiscuous. It's like a Crash-type movie with several different storylines linked by my character."
- Amber Heard

"Not for the right project. It's my job. Not to be naked, but to tell a story. And if it's important to the story, I don't have any problem with it. I think it's silly the way society puts a high price-tag on the body. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth. It's sad. Those remnants of religion. I don't appreciate people's conservative views on that. It's less intimidating than you think it is. It's beautiful. It's art. And I'm glad to be a part of it." [On sex and nude scenes.]
- Amber Heard

"I do get those feelings and my dad had some interesting things to say about Kim Basinger [laughs]!"
- Amber Heard

"There's a certain deadening that happens in this industry that makes it just like working with another co-worker in a sense. But they're all very talented actors." [On the huge powerhouse cast.]
- Amber Heard

http://www.amber-heard.net/projects/film/2008_theinformers.php

Hot 100 said...

Let the voting begin!

AfterElton.com is pleased to announce that the voting is now open for our second annual Hot 100, a list of the world’s hottest men, chosen by the gay and bisexual male readers of this site.

Here at AfterElton.com, we think the existence of such a list is downright revolutionary. After all, there are plenty of lists of beautiful people compiled by and for straight people. But the AfterElton.com Hot 100 is all about gay and bisexual men telling the world which men we think are sexy.

And tell the world we will! Last year’s list was AfterElton.com’s most popular feature ever, with thousands of votes cast. When the results were announced, they were picked up all over the world, on local television stations and on national news outlets.

AfterElton.com also received personal reactions from some of the men on the list, including Anderson Cooper, John Barrowman, John Amaechi, and Cheyenne Jackson. "I'm flattered to be on the list,” Cooper told us. “Clearly, they have not seen my pale, skinny chicken legs.

What does it mean to be hot to a gay or bisexual guy? It’s different for every guy, of course. For some, it’s all about a killer smile and a rockin’ bod. For others, it’s about talent, passion, intelligence, or wit (as well as a rockin’ bod!).

For some gay and bisexual men, the very hottest guys of all are those who are out and proud. For others, an attractive straight man will do just fine!

The beauty of the AfterElton.com Hot 100 is that you, the reader, get to decide exactly what qualifies as hot.

After Elton writers picks

Nominate up to ten of your favorite men...

Nailed said...

IHJ

On The Set of 'Nailed' In Columbia, S Carolina, April 30

Nailed - Jake and Jessica pics

Anonymous said...

T.R. Knight and Mark Cornelsen Betrothed?

E!'s Marc Malkin speculates that T.R. Knight and Mark Cornelsen may be one of the couples set to take part in a mass commitment ceremony, hosted by Knight, in West Hollywood on June 4:

"About 50 couples will take part in the ceremony presided by West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang and witnessed by Shepard’s mom, Judy to mark the start of National Gay Pride Month. Couples will also be wearing Erase Hate pendants, from Love and Pride jewelry line designer Udi Behr."

Of course Malkin uses the word "tie the knot" and we know gays in California don't get that level of dignity in California - yet. Which may be a good thing, considering Knight and Cornelsen have been dating for less than six months.

http://www.towleroad.com/2008/05/tr-knight-and-m.html

Anonymous said...

There are new pictures of Jake and Jessica filming a scene on OMG!

10.00 said...

8:10, sorry, just saw your post!

8:10 AM said...

10:01 AM

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Anonymous said...

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

I'll try! ;)

BI said...

Heat Magazine (UK) 04/29/08

"Stars in the Closet" Blind Items

No. 1
This actor is one of the world's leading men. His career stretches back more than 20 years and he is famous for his liasions with various high-profile women. However, despite the ladies on his arm, friends claim this star has been having gay affairs for several years and goes to great lengths to hide them.

No. 2
This star has a manly reputation, with film roles to match, but he secretly spends his spare time in LA gay bars. He has become more relaxed about being seen on the gay scene in recent years, however, and has been spotted on a few occasions. His fans would be shocked to know his true sexuality, as he has a reputation as a 'blokey' bloke.

No. 3
This actor has been a major Hollywood star and household name for years, having starred in many big-budget movies. Outwardly, he is happily married and is often seen out and about with his wife, but sources close to the star say the reality of the situation is that he has been struggling with his sexuality for some time.

No. 4
This star is relatively new to the world of showbiz, but tongues have been waggling since he made his arrival in Hollywood. He is known for his good looks and has the hearts of teenage girls fluttering...but we're sure his worldwide fanbase would be gutted if they knew that he actually prefers men over women.

Gossip Rocks forum

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does Jake look kind of rough in those pics? His face looks really weird, like he's not well or something especially around his eyes.

Anonymous said...

Didn't notice - I was distracted by the silly hairdo. :)

Anonymous said...

Didn't notice - I was distracted by the silly hairdo. :)

LMAO at the hairdo.

post something nice about Jake said...

Posted on OMG

Lonesome Dove, Lonesome Book Lover

The stars came out for love of Larry McMurtry, just as, 45 years ago, McMurtry came out to Los Angeles, and kept coming back -- for love of books.

McMurtry won a Pulitzer Prize for ‘’Lonesome Dove,’’ one of his 40-plus books. Many of them have become films -- ``The Last Picture Show’’ and ``Terms of Endearment’’ and ``Horseman, Pass By,’’ which became ‘’Hud.’’ He co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay to ``Brokeback Mountain.’’

A video tribute screened during the Los Angeles Public Library’s literary awards dinner on Wednesday corralled the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Diane Lane and Jeff Bridges to laud McMurtry as a creative force, and a teller of truths as well as tales. His friend, the actress and photographer Diane Keaton, was there to hand McMurtry his award [along with a droll print of her photo of a pair of taxidermied co-joined sheep that she and McMurtry had come across on some shared adventure[.

It was McMurtry himself who delivered the sorrowful note of the evening – which coincided with the day that Dutton’s, a renowned Los Angeles independent bookstore, closed its doors.

When McMurtry came to LA in 1963, he said, the thing that made LA life possible for a bibliophile from Texas, and left him defending LA’s reputation throughout the world for four decades, was LA’s 115 second-hand bookstores.

Six were on Hollywood Boulevard, and they stayed open until midnight – a marvel for a Texan whose small town rolled up the sidewalks by 8. He can still name 75 of them, but whenever he starts to, he can’t get past the first three without tearing up. ``Even thinking about them makes me cry.’’

And as independent bookstores have vanished from LA like the cowboy from the West, it `makes me very sad to come here now.’’

The crowd at the Library Foundation was well-dressed and well-heeled, and every eye was on McMurtry’s damp eyes, as he stood onstage in his boots and jeans and a wide red tie that surely dated from the Carter Administration. He read –- tried to read -– part of a Philip Larkin poem called ``Going, Going,’’ but then he got to ‘’the stanza that always kills me’’ and his voice faltered again:

``And that will be England gone, The shadows, the meadows, the lanes, The guildhalls, the carved choirs. There'll be books; it will linger on In galleries; but all that remains For us will be concrete and tyres.’’

McMurtry has been romancing the book since he was six years old, and a relative heading off to World War II left him a box of 19 books. He has since collected and cherished 38,000 more.

Now, he says, ``I think that I will live to see the bookless library,’’ populated only with rows and rows of computers. ``It seems to me the things they can’t do are more important than the things they can – they can’t bring us love, endow us with grace … they can’t exempt us from death.’’

And computers may hasten other deaths: of his beloved books. ‘’I don’t think they’re going to be there much longer.’’

http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2008/05/lonesome-dove-l.html

Anonymous said...

12:25, nice to see that Jake is capable of honoring people he worked with!

Anonymous said...

12:25 Well well well this makes Jake’s silence about Heath even more intriguing and strange.

Anonymous said...

His face looks really weird, like he's not well or something especially around his eyes.

Looks like he's squinting. Since that was a funeral scene it's good to look bad.

Anonymous said...

He looks like he's smirking in those photos. If it's a funeral scene then he's not doing a very good job.

Anonymous said...

Well, Nailed is a satire comedy.

Could it be he's thinking about cookies? lol

observer said...

"This star is relatively new to the world of showbiz, but tongues have been waggling since he made his arrival in Hollywood. He is known for his good looks and has the hearts of teenage girls fluttering...but we're sure his worldwide fanbase would be gutted if they knew that he actually prefers men over women."

Closet Door Number Four for $100, Alex.

EL gossip said...

Anne Hathaway Better Start Working

Anne Hathaway better start signing on to do a bunch more films because her boyfriend just settled a lawsuit filed against him for $1.3M. Anne and Raffaelo Follieri have stuck together despite the fact that it seems as if he is sued by everyone for various financial misdeeds and even spent some time recently in a New York City jail for allegedly bouncing a $250,000 check. Follieri says there was just a misunderstanding. I wouldn't know. 7-Eleven always balks when I try and cash a $25 check let alone one for $250,000. Turns out they don't keep that much in their safe. Who knew?

Anyway, I am guessing that besides making Anne pay for lunches and dinners that Follieri may have asked Anne for a couple of bucks here and there. You know $5 for a toll, or $10 for gas or $25,000 for some new suits.

I have no doubt he is a very smooth talker and probably has her completely convinced that he is the real deal and very genuine. Unfortunately it appears that the everyone else doesn't share the same high opinion of him. She should have dumped him a long time ago. Since she hasn't, if I were him, I would try and marry her, and manage her and start getting her to work so that he can start paying off that $1.3M. Of course he could always write another check.

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2008/05/anne-hathaway-better-start-working.html

Anonymous said...

Bwahhh! Jake looks like a dufus in those Nailed photos. I love it! What makes it even funnier is that everyone else is wearing a stone-faced expression. I'm looking forward to this flick...

Anonymous said...

Love the cowlick hairdo.

It reminded me of the Bubble Boy and his great, silly hair.

nailed said...

The Dish: One tough cookie

What do George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin and James Caan have in common? They count themselves among the actors who have had run-ins with mercurial director David O. Russell. Caan is the most recent member of the club, storming off the set of the political comedy "Nailed" after a heated argument with Russell about a scene involving a cookie.

Clooney's issue with Russell dates back to a fistfight on the set of 1999's "Three Kings," and Hoffman and Tomlin were subjected to a profane (and YouTube-documented) tirade on the set of "I Heart Huckabees." No word on who will replace Caan in "Nailed," or who among the cast of Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tracy Morgan, James Marsden and Catherine Keener might be the next to go.

One tough cookie

Anonymous said...

Any news what Jake's supposed lover or ex-lover Austin is doing recently?

Anonymous said...

Dear Ted:
Is Toothy Tile's boyfriend a goose or a fish?
Brenda Sue
Sunset Beach, Calif.

Dear Neither:
He’s a fox.

Anonymous said...

Forgive me for my post, because it won't have much to do with Jake.
I was pondering about life and death and Heath tonight.
I like Heath, but he was too weak for the environment he lived and worked in. There was an interview in which Jake said how sensitve Heath was. I think he took everything too much to heart for his own good.
Yes, he was respected and liked by colleagues and friends, but in the end he died alone. His family and real close friends live in Australia. Since Michelle and he broke up he hung out with dubious "friends" who certainly didn't even try to help him with his problems. Where were the more genuine friends he probably had in N.Y. and L.A.? Did they try to help or did they turn their backs on him?
What is disappointing is that after his death some of these (supposed) more genuine friends didn't even think it was necessary to pay any kind of tribute and on top of that behaved disrespectful with their actions.
Heath's tragedy should teach people a few things: "Fight for your well being, don't wait for others to help you, there might not be anyone around, instead help yourself. Life is too short anyway, try to avoid losing it earlier than it's supposed to".
He had a daughter, his career took of. With 28 everything ended for him.
I guess what I wanted to say is that in the end you are responsible for yourself. Unfortunately when you are in a dark place all of a sudden the number of good friends decimates. (The true ones stay, but they are in the minority.)
Be a decent human being, but don't let people walk all over you. And don't take everything too seriously, rather with a grain of salt.
End of rambling! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, he was respected and liked by colleagues and friends, but in the end he died alone. His family and real close friends live in Australia. Since Michelle and he broke up he hung out with dubious "friends" who certainly didn't even try to help him with his problems. Where were the more genuine friends he probably had in N.Y. and L.A.? Did they try to help or did they turn their backs on him?"

I completely agree with you. It deeply upset me when I first heard of Heath's death that he died alone and he had no real support system (although a bunch of enablers) nearby. If he had a support system, he might have survived--the way Owen Wilson did because his brother found him and Owen attempted suicide while Heath's death was an accident.

Anonymous said...

10:43 PM

No reason to apologize.

Weak or strong, I wish there was someone to watch over him.

more ted said...

Dear Ted:
Oh, please! You must start using warning signs when you conjure up visual images such as this one: "Jake Gyllenhaal used to strut and stretch right next to Patrick Dempsey, me and Tobey Maguire, all at the same pumping station." What are you trying to do, give your readers heart palpitations or something similar a little lower down? Made my day!
Bob
New York City

Dear Gym Bunnies:
No prob, and feel free to write up some fan fiction of the four of us fellas, makes great reading material (and more).

Austin said...

Any news what Jake's supposed lover or ex-lover Austin is doing recently?

Not really, just this:

"Austinnicholsfan.com has been down for a bit and Dani (Danielle) said it would be down till summer, but is updating at the Austin Nichols myspace -- Some of the stuff in the update under 4/11/08:

* INFORMERS, is being edited now. Apparently, Austin does sex scenes with Kim Bassinger, Amanda Heard and a guy. (All separately)

* Austin is talking to David Milch about a new HBO or TV series, cop story.

* He is also talking to producers about a new movie, EARTHQUAKE WEATHER."

Anonymous said...

Apparently, Austin does sex scenes with Kim Bassinger, Amanda Heard and a guy. (All separately)

Typo - it's Amber Heard.

Amber Heard about The Informers:

"She's a bad girl. I play Christie and if I say too much, I'll give away a very important part of the film. She's very wealthy and she represents a very strong evil. She does drugs and is very promiscuous. It's like a Crash-type movie with several different storylines linked by my character."

On sex and nude scenes: "Not for the right project. It's my job. Not to be naked, but to tell a story. And if it's important to the story, I don't have any problem with it. I think it's silly the way society puts a high price-tag on the body. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth. It's sad. Those remnants of religion. I don't appreciate people's conservative views on that. It's less intimidating than you think it is. It's beautiful. It's art. And I'm glad to be a part of it."

Anonymous said...

Don't put your skates in storage just yet: "Xanadu" leads sign on through 2009

Yes, the Little Gay Rollerskating Musical That Could, Broadway's insanely camp Xanadu musical, has secured all of its leads through January of aught nine. Out lead Cheyenne Jackson, impossibly Newton-Johnny Kerry Butler, Tony Roberts, and bookend divas Mary Testa and Jackie Hoffman have all renewed their contracts through next year.

Granted, I'm not a Broadway expert, but isn't that quite a hefty renewal? And for a show that no one thought would ever get off the ground, no less! Several AfterElton.com staffers (myself included, although I saw it pre-Cheyenne) have seen and loved the show, so we think this is great news. Can we credit newly-crowned Mr. Broadway (Xanadu's Marty Thomas) for giving the show the bump it needed to lock in for another nine months? We'll never know ... just go see it.

Seriously.

http://www.afterelton.com/blog/brianjuergens/xanadu-leads-renew-through-2009

Anonymous said...

halas Poor Austin is not interesting enough for gossip and paps , not a star yet, maybe one day who know?

Anonymous said...

So Jake has no problem honouring the work of the co-writer of bbm, it's just Heath he has a problem with? WTF, Jake.

Anonymous said...

So Jake has no problem honouring the work of the co-writer of bbm, it's just Heath he has a problem with? WTF, Jake.

It's beyond odd isn't it?

Anonymous said...

I think it's one of those sometimes things are not what they seem cases.

Anonymous said...

A sex scene with Kim Basinger? She's still hot! Let's see how the movie will turn out! Good luck to Austin!

Anonymous said...

May 2, 2008

Maggie Gyllenhaal Replaces Collette in Mendes Comedy

Maggie Gyllenhaal (upcoming The Dark Knight) will replace Toni Collette in Sam Mendes' untitled relationship comedy for Focus Features, says Variety.

The film, which stars John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph, is about a young couple who travel around the U.S. searching for a place to put down roots.

Dave Eggers and wife Vendela Vida wrote the original screenplay.

Gyllenhaal will play a bohemian college professor who is an old friend of the character played by Krasinski. Collette dropped out of the film due to scheduling delays on the shoot, which recently got under way in Connecticut. Gyllenhaal begins filming her role next week.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=44602

Anonymous said...

Weak or strong, I wish there was someone to watch over him.

Me too! :(

Anonymous said...

7:06 What could it possibly be that he couldn't say a couple of words?
For fu*k’s sake, Jake!

Anonymous said...

7:37, he'll comment when he starts promoting Brothers! It won't be the same as paying tribute though!

Anonymous said...

8:04 That’ll only be for publicity, it won’t be genuine at all so whatever. What I'd like to know even though I never will is why he didn’t pay a tribute to Heath at the right time, then again I think his reasons are obvious.