Friday, 13 June 2008

Hollywood's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

For years, the entertainment industry has held a kind of celebrity "don't ask, don't tell" policy that keeps some stars in the closet and others open, but not flaunting their relationships in the institution of marriage.

For years, Hollywood publicists have guarded the secrets of their clients' sexuality, for fear it would kill them at the box office. Famously closeted stars included Rock Hudson, Merv Griffin and Paul Lynde. Many of today's stars -- Jodie Foster, Michelle Rodriguez and Clay Aiken, for example -- have been the subject of speculation on their sexual orientation.

Though some groups may threaten to boycott advertisers, "Anyone who has a problem with it will no doubt find themselves in an increasingly bitter minority," Musto said.

"There are moments in the history of any movement when the corner is turned," Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, a gay rights group, told the Washington Post. "This is it. This is the tipping point."

Ted Casablanca, a columnist for E! Online and a gay man who just "married" his partner in a civil union ceremony in Hawaii, agrees that public perception of same-sex couples goes up a "notch" when stars are legally able to marry.

"Wherever the notch is to legalize in society, it doesn't matter," Casablanca said. "It's one more notch and the more notches you get, we're a part of a culture that is less inflammatory and incendiary."

Though gay marriage will make no difference for DeGeneres' strong fan base, it could have a more shocking impact on those who are still in the closet, he said.

"If Tom Cruise said, 'Guess what? After all these years, I decided to be gay and get married,' that's hugely different," Casablanca said. DeGeneres and Takei are "the types of stars who can afford to do whatever they want with their reputation.

"For Ellen, it's not a risk of alienating her fan base," he said. "She's already so family-oriented and not a sexy, slinky broad out there. She's very domesticated and secure.

"These people have already made up their minds that she is one of them," he said. "She'll say, 'You're not going to believe what Portia did emptying the dishwasher last night.'"

That conventional tone is one of the reasons Casablanca has -- so far -- not thought about legally marrying his partner, though he admits he might consider it for financial reasons so the couple can file jointly on their taxes.

"I never wanted to get married, like my parents bickering all those years or like Britney," he said. "Our very nature [as gay men] used to be bucking the system. That's how we were raised."

Source: ABC News, DeGeneres and Takei Vow to Marry Partners

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Wikipedia said...

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (series) - The first movie was a financial success on a budget of $115 million. The second film receiving mixed reaction and modest box office returns, on a budget of $95 million. Regardless a third movie is now planned, though it originally appeared that the planned trilogy ended prematurely.

(Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) U.S. Box Office Gross: $131,168,070 - Foreign Gross: $143,535,270 (Worldwide Gross: $274,703,340)
(Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) U.S. Box Office Gross" $65,660,196 - Foreign Gross: $90,845,192 (Worldwide Gross: $156,505,388)

List of films based on video games

Anonymous said...

Lara Croft was the most successful one. Most of the ones listed just did OK or completely bombed.

Anonymous said...

I've been looking at the video games to movies box office and it looks as though they haven't done all that well.

Interesting. I expected better box office results.

Dr Evil said...

Resident Evil - Although it carried some fan hatred due to the involvement of Paul W. S. Anderson, it has proven to be a successful franchise with Resident Evil: Apocalypse and the third Resident Evil: Extinction. So far one of the strongest on-going video game film series. The first movie had a budget of $33 million, while the sequels had budgets of $45 million each.

(Resident Evil) U.S. Box Office Gross: $40,119,709 - Foreign Gross: $62,321,369 (Worldwide Gross: $102,441,078)
(Resident Evil: Apocalypse) U.S. Box Office Gross: $51,201,453 - Foreign Gross: $78,193,382 (Worldwide Gross: $129,394,835)
(Resident Evil: Extinction) U.S. Box Office Gross: $50,648,679 - Foreign Gross: $96,751,875 (Worldwide Gross: $147,713,442)

Anonymous said...

Looks like PoP is in some stellar company! Not.

I still think it's sad that this is the franchise that Jake got. Couldn't he even get a comic book one? I bet he is very envious of RDJ.

Anonymous said...

I don't know, PoP script / game sounds more interesting than The Iron Man or typical comic book hero.

Anonymous said...

PoP doesn't interest me in the least. I have no intentions of seeing it at this point in time. I'll have to hear rave reviews from credible critics before spending my money on it.

Anonymous said...

Critics are overrated!

Anonymous said...

That's why I said credible critics. In other words, ones who I think actually know what they're talking about. I won't listen to the Jake fans. They'll rave about PoP even if it's the worst movie ever made.

Anonymous said...

Because Heath didn't come back from the brink, you want to define him solely as a druggie and no longer as an actor and human being.

Many want to see Heath that way and are happy when media sees him like that too and are jealous when colleagues in the film industry praise his professionalism and friends describe him as a good friend. I don't know why that is, but I noticed it.

10:09 said...

I'm betting they hope TDK gets lousy critics, they'd be laughing their asses off.

Anonymous said...

Many want to see Heath that way ...

I can think of just two reasons for that:

a) they didn't like Heath
b) by trashing Heath they want to make someone else look better.

Anonymous said...

That's why I said credible critics. In other words, ones who I think actually know what they're talking about. I won't listen to the Jake fans. They'll rave about PoP even if it's the worst movie ever made.

I'd still suggest watch it and judge for yourself, don't rely too much on reviews. Honestly, I think the first film will have pretty decent reviews like PotC.

Anonymous said...

I can think of just two reasons for that:

a) they didn't like Heath
b) by trashing Heath they want to make someone else look better.


I see it exactly the same way.

Anonymous said...

I don't want to waste money on PoP because, as I already stated, I have no interest in it. Why would I bother watching it just so I can form my own opinion? I don't do that for any other movies. I only go to see a film if it has some appeal for me. If, as I also already stated, people whose opinion I value recommend the movie, I might decide to spend my money on it. But that's a big IF.

Anonymous said...

Critics?

PoP will be a popcorn movie, it just needs to be fun.

Anonymous said...

Popcorn movies are a dime a dozen. If they don't have something special about them why bother seeing them? There's no guarantee that PoP will be fun. Most of these popcorn movies are actually mind-numbing and try too hard.

Anonymous said...

Most of these popcorn movies are actually mind-numbing and try too hard.

Jake will try too hard with his earnest acting.

Anonymous said...

Jake will try too hard with his earnest acting.

I think he'll be fine in the role!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone read the script?

Anonymous said...

I don't think PoP will be an acting challange for Jake. Brothers will be. But Jake proved his acting chops in October Sky, Donnie Darko and BBM. I think he'll give us a good performance, I still think Tobey will be the outstanding actor in this movie though.
PoP will be a fun popcorn movie, for fanboys of this video game and girls/women and gay guys. I think PoP will have an audience.

Anonymous said...

PoP doesn't require any acting ability. That's why Jake will be fine in it.

Anonymous said...

PoP doesn't require any acting ability.

Of course it does.

It takes some acting ability, good looks, a bit of humor and a lot of charme. Works for Harrison Ford.

Anonymous said...

Works for Harrison Ford.

I can't stand Harrison Ford!

Anonymous said...

Why?

Anonymous said...

You know, some of you guys are just so incredibly nasty, why so hateful about someone you don't even know? It's like you want someone to fail, I have no idea why. If PoP isn't your cup of tea, fine, but why do you have put it down and predict failure before you've even seen it or read a lick of the script? Some of you must be the "see the glass half empty" killjoy types. You might see about a serotonin re-uptake inhibitor to improve your outlook on life. PoP sounds like it will have a story to it. Popcorn movies can be fun once in awhile, and I think every actor should have the chance to make a fun movie - most all have and continue to.

Anonymous said...

Harrison Ford - Blade Runner and Witness are on my Top 100 Movies list.

Anonymous said...

Why?

He comes off as an arrogant ass.

Anonymous said...

...why so hateful about someone you don't even know?

Trolly used that phrase all the time. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:53 is Jack

Same argument he posts daily on IMDB directed toward those who aren't thrilled with varios aspects of PoP.

Anonymous said...

I can't understand this person who feels the need to police every Jake site to defend Jake against any negative comments. As if Reese wasn't enough, it's this kind of policing that has contributed to making Jake one of the blandest and most boring celebrities out there.

Anonymous said...

I was watching Showbiz Tonight and one of the entertainment journalists who was interviewed, when asked about Jake, said that watching him "is like watching paint dry."

Anonymous said...

What did they talk about, why was Jake mentioned?

Anonymous said...

I was watching Showbiz Tonight and one of the entertainment journalists who was interviewed, when asked about Jake, said that watching him "is like watching paint dry.

I wouldn't entirely agree with that, some of his older performances were great. The last two were lackluster, but I felt he didn't really put his heart into the roles. I'm curious about his upcoming stuff.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen Wayne Johnson around?

June 12, 2008 3:40 PM

Who is Wayne Johnson?

June 12, 2008 4:18 PM

I am! Woo hoo, and I'm famous now! What's up?

Anonymous said...

Jake's whole persona is now lackluster.

Anonymous said...

I am! Woo hoo, and I'm famous now! What's up?

Hello Wayne! Who are you?

Anonymous said...

"Jake's whole persona is now lackluster."

When he's done with Reese he'll be more interesting again.

Anonymous said...

Yo 11:56, I'm the manny!! :D

I wonder who's looking for me. If it's Jake again, tell him I'm not home right now.

Anonymous said...
Has anyone seen Wayne Johnson around?

Who is Wayne Johnson?

June 12, 2008 4:18 PM

Anonymous said...
I think he is the manny.

June 12, 2008 4:21 PM

Anonymous said...

I can think of just two reasons for that:

a) they didn't like Heath
b) by trashing Heath they want to make someone else look better.


Yes.

Jake said...

Open the door, Wayne! I know you are in there.

Anonymous said...

If it's Jake again, tell him I'm not home right now. >:(

Oh and if it's Chris tell him I'm running a few minutes late but I'm on my way! :)

Anonymous said...

Open the door, Wayne! I know you are in there.

Sorry Jake I gotta run! I have a - um - dentist appointment talk w you later on

Jake said...

WHAT?!? You would take Chris over me?

Anonymous said...

Heh heh I'd give him back to you but you're already taken (eyeroll)

Jake said...

OK Wayne, if that's how you feel I'll find someone else to practice with - I thought you would be interested in gay tantra sex.

Anonymous said...

It is painful watching Jake turn into an old closet queen like Kevin Spacey. At least Kevin as far as I know hasnt lied/bearded like Jake has. The problem Jake has is that he does certianly not have the talent that Kevin Spacry has. turning to movies like PoP and the moon project is his alternative. He will make a lot of movie but will not have a long career. The greats like Nicholson, Pacino, Hoffman, and even Spacey will great parts when they choose to work. Dont see that happening to Jake. Not now anyway.

Anonymous said...

Trolly used that phrase all the time. Just saying.

Out of all the billions of people in the world, I'm sure it's obvious to a lot of other people besides Jack when something doesn't make sense, and they might use a similar phrase that one of the other billions does every so often too. I never thought I'd end up being put in the same category Jack troll, and I don't post on IMDB, but whatever. I have no problem with people having an opinion, but surely you'd need something to base it on, as in seeing it or reading the script, before you'd form a negative one? That's all I'm just saying. You all are very vocal about having the right to express an opinion, but you don't seem very open when some do, if it disagrees with prevailing on. BTW, a serontin reuptake inhibitor is helpful with premature ejaculations too, i.e. as judging films before you've seen them. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

10:53/1:05 Go ahead and talk about Jake's talent and brilliant career if you want, nobody’s stopping you but quit your whining, it's really off putting and terribly boring. Or better yet go back to DCF.

Anonymous said...

***It is painful watching Jake turn into an old closet queen like Kevin Spacey***

ha,haha... man, that comment made me laugh so hard
I spat all my pepsi in the keyboard, damm it

Anonymous said...

10:53 AM / 1:05 PM

I agree with "it's too early to make PoP predictions" part.

But someone you don't even know doesn't fit and has nothing to do with PoP discussion.

Anonymous said...

At least Kevin as far as I know hasnt lied/bearded like Jake has.

What about Helen Hunt?

DL gossip: "When he accepted his Oscar in 1999 or 2000, he thanked his "wonderful and loving girlfriend, the love of his life, who supported him all these years"."

Anonymous said...

People are mixing up Jack troll and Jeff.

Anonymous said...

I just want to put in a special thanks to the people over at the DC forum for teaching us the message of Brokeback:

Pretend to be straight or die.

Anonymous said...

LOL - and yet not LOL.

Anonymous said...

Reese got paid 30 million dollars for being the Avon face? I'm jealous! I won't tell how much I have on my bank account, I'd be the laughing stock of this blog!

Anonymous said...

Don't be, money can't buy happiness.

DD2 said...

Donnie Darko actress defends controversial sequel

The leading actress of the Donnie Darko sequel has defended its director in the face of criticism. In 2001, Donnie Darko launched the careers of leading man Jake Gyllenhaal and writer/director Richard Kelly, with audiences and critics alike stunned by its innovative look at teenage anxiety and hallucination. But when sequel S Darko was announced, fans and Kelly reacted angrily, questioning why the 2001 film needed a follow-up.

Kelly disowned the project, writing on his blog: "I haven't read this script. I have absolutely no involvement with this production, nor will I ever be involved. "I have no control over the rights from our original film, and neither I nor my producing partner Sean McKittrick stands to make any money from this film."

But Step Up 2 the Streets star Briana Evigan, who stars as Samantha Darko, has defended the sequel, saying: "Chris Fisher is the coolest director." The film begins seven years after the events of the first film and sees Samantha Darko - played by Daveigh Chase in the original - and a friend troubled by visions while on a roadtrip.

"This [film] is so crazy. It's basically about going back in time and changing something," Evigan told MTV. "[My character] ends up switching a moment in time to take her life - [to help] somebody else, her best friend. It goes into all different dimensions, but it's really about turning something around for somebody else, and being able to go back and have another chance." "We just come back [in time] and change what happened in the first one," she added.

S Darko is currently filming in Utah ahead of a 2009 release.

http://www.inthenews.co.uk/entertainment/film/donnie-darko-actress-defends-controversial-sequel-$1227160.htm

e! said...

Jake Gyllenhaal Sang Showtunes for Cowboys

It's a good thing Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon are tied at the hip—otherwise, Billy Crystal's commentary on the new collector's edition of City Slickers might raise some eyebrows...

Remember Billy's young son in Slickers? We didn't, but it turns out the Brokeback Mountain star already had a cowboy movie to his credit—Gyllenhaal made his debut as a 10-year-old in the Crystal-helmed Western comedy.

Thanks to a review of the reissued DVD in the June 6 issue of Entertainment Weekly, we learn that the popular Oscars host pokes fun at his young costar in the film's extras (or maybe it was just a psychic casting prediction):

“He was always performing,” remembers Crystal. “He would sing from South Pacific and we’d all go, ‘He’s gay, he’s going to be gay.’”

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

E! Online

Anonymous said...

"“He was always performing,” remembers Crystal. “He would sing from South Pacific and we’d all go, ‘He’s gay, he’s going to be gay.’”

Not that there's anything wrong with that."

Billy Crystal is no fool.

Anonymous said...

I can think of just two reasons for that:
a) they didn't like Heath
b) by trashing Heath they want to make someone else look better.


The truth and the drug issue bother you too much, don't they? Well, denial is a good strategy. Keep it going if that floats your boat.

Anonymous said...

7:27 PM

Try reading the posts.

Anonymous said...

I love City Slickers and audio commentary sounds like fun:

"This new release of City Slickers will have a bunch of new special features:
-- audio commentary from director Ron Underwood and stars Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern (Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance are no longer living)
-- 4 featurettes
. . . "Back in the Saddle: City Slickers Revisited"
. . . "Bringing in the Script: Writing City Slickers"
. . . "A Star is Born: An Ode to Norman" (Norman being the calf Mitch adopts)
. . . "The Real City Slickers"
-- 2 deleted scenes: "Releasing the Herd" and "A New Job"

City Slickers (Collector's Edition)

Billy said...

Soap was an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1977 to 1981. The show was controversial for its time, dealing openly with the topics of homosexuality, marital infidelity, impotence, interracial marriage, and gay parenting.

Soap was among the earliest American primetime series to include a regular gay character, Jodie Dallas, played by Billy Crystal.

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Anonymous said...

7:27 PM / 7:51 PM
You really should read posts before commenting.

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Anonymous said...

My. What a potty mouth you have. LOL

Anonymous said...

Why would I bother watching it just so I can form my own opinion?

The best quote of the day.

Anonymous said...

My. What a potty mouth you have. LOL

Ignore the trolly, now that (7:27/7:51/8:04) is Jack - aggressive, rude and with crappy grammar.

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Nailed said...

Here’s hoping they ‘Nailed’ it

Otis worked his way (literally) into Wednesday night’s wrap party for “Nailed” for this special Saturday edition of On the Scene.
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Really, it was more like a night off for the cast and crew, as the screwy comedy, beset by financing problems, hasn’t completed production.

So how is Smith enjoying her time in Columbia? “Oh, I live here,” she said. The 19-year-old Irmo High School graduate was the stand-in for Malinda Williams, which means she posed on set as the cameras and lights were adjusted. “When she came on the set, they released us and we did nothing — except eat and sleep,” said Smith, who hopes to get more movie work.

Williams wasn’t at the party, and neither were Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel, the film’s primary stars. But this movie isn’t lacking boldfaced names, and a few mingled late at Liberty.
...

The State

Anonymous said...

I won't tell how much I have on my bank account, I'd be the laughing stock of this blog!

I'm a student. You can't possibly have less than me! We may be poor but at least we're not phonies like Reeke. ;)

Anonymous said...

7:27 PM, go back to the DC forums and take 1:05 PM with you.

Anonymous said...

The truth and the drug issue bother you too much, don't they? Well, denial is a good strategy. Keep it going if that floats your boat.

Did Heath run over your dog?

Anonymous said...

Nothing nice to say about Jake? :)

Jake speaking on behalf of New Eyes For the Needy

Anonymous said...

The truth and the drug issue bother you too much, don't they? Well, denial is a good strategy. Keep it going if that floats your boat.

What truth? Care to elaborate?

If you mean the drug rumors, I don't think his fans are so delusional to think he never tried street drugs, but fact remains he died because of a mix of prescriptions. He was still a respected actor and seemed to be a nice guy.

Anonymous said...

5:21 AM, I think Jake's a good spokes person, he comes off honest.

Anonymous said...

And he mentioned his own poor vision.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it well known he wears contacts? I read sometimes even colored ones to enhence the blue of his already pretty baby blues.

Anonymous said...

Do they pay celebrities to speak for a good cause? They pay Reese for the Avon breast cancer campaingn. Or do some celebrities do it for free?

Anonymous said...

Jake's fans know it, but I don't think other people would have guessed it.

Anonymous said...

They pay Reese for the Avon breast cancer campaingn.

It's part of her Avon contract.

Anonymous said...

Do they pay celebrities to speak for a good cause?

Wouldn't surprise me, but I'm sure Jake did this for free:

"New Eyes for the Needy is a non-profit, non-sectarian volunteer organization."

Anonymous said...

New Eyes for the Needy is a non-profit, non-sectarian volunteer organization.

Good to know!

Anonymous said...

Is Jake in L.A.? On Reese's imdb board someone saw her with a guy in Whole Foods and some speculate it might be Jake. If it is him, we'll see Reeke pics soon.

Anonymous said...

Is Jake in L.A.?

We don't know.

Anonymous said...

As I understand it Jake's done filming, it's likely he's back in L.A. Shopping food with Reese?

Anonymous said...

With a guy? That person doesn't know Jake?

Anonymous said...

We will find out soon enough if it was Jake!

Anonymous said...

Christian Bale:" "Heath's performance is fantastic. As was working with him and knowing him, he was great f***ing company - a wonderful guy. I hope this movie will celebrate his work."

Bale interview

Anonymous said...

^^^
Christian Bale's Heath anger

Christian Bale has dismissed claims Heath Ledger's death was caused by playing The Joker as "ridiculous".

The actor - who stars opposite Heath in new Batman movie 'The Dark Knight' - is adamant Heath's death from an accidental drugs overdose in January had nothing to do with his role in the hotly anticipated movie.

He told Total Film magazine: "It's not for me to tell anybody or to pretend to have insights beyond what I absolutely know, but my instincts are that the idea Heath was disturbed by playing The Joker is ridiculous. Heath was somebody who, like myself, acted for that immersion in a character.

"It's not an unusual thing. And from working with him and knowing him, I don't think that was unusual for him at all." Shortly after Heath's untimely passing, it was revealed the Australian actor had complained of suffering from severe insomnia while portraying the comic book villain.

It was alleged to be a reason why the 'Brokeback Mountain' - who was just 28 when he died - had started taking strong sleeping tablets. Several different prescription drugs, including Valium and the highly addictive sleeping pill Zoplicone, were found next to his body.

Christian, who plays Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter-ego in 'The Dark Knight', has also promised film fans they will be blown away by Heath's performance in the movie.

He added: "Heath's performance is fantastic. As was working with him and knowing him, he was great f***ing company - a wonderful guy. I hope this movie will celebrate his work."

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Anonymous said...

8:15 Bitter much?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
5:21 AM, I think Jake's a good spokes person, he comes off honest.


That is a good one. I used to think the same thing. Jake is a phony.

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bi tidbit said...

Even in a culture that often cycles through moments of bisexual chic — Britney and Madonna, make way for Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson (photographed smooching in Cannes, France) — and despite survey data showing that young people, in particular, are open to sexual experimentation, bisexuality still tends to be treated as a novelty, a titillating fluke, a phase or even a cover for homosexuality. Dr. Chivers herself was an author of a 2005 study using similar methods that found that men who called themselves bisexual were significantly more aroused by one gender, usually by men.

What Women Want (Maybe)

OT said...

Wahlberg glad to have turned down ocean's films

Actor Mark Wahlberg is relieved he turned down the opportunity to star in George Clooney's Ocean's movie franchise, because the films all "sucked". The Boogie Nights star was initially approached to play the part of Linus Caldwell - a role that eventually went to Matt Damon - in Ocean's Eleven, but he decided against joining Clooney and pal Brad Pitt for the casino heist movie.

And, even though two of his own projects turned out to be flops, he insists anything would have been better than having to pretend he enjoyed making Ocean's Eleven.

He says, "It was well worth it! The second one sucked! People tell George Clooney it's great, but we all know it sucked.

"I made two bad movies instead - Planet of the Apes and The Truth About Charlie - but doing that was better than sitting with Brad and George, telling the press how great everybody is: 'We were in Europe, George was funny, then we had some wine...' - that's not for me. I do love those guys, but I had to step out on my own."

Anonymous said...

Sorry 8:45, above comment at 8:52 is meant for 8:41.

QueenBeruthiel, I'm familiar with your tactic (yawn) and you’re not worth it. NEXT!

Anonymous said...

8:15 AM, Heath mostly offered really solid performances, even though he starred in some bad movies. After BBM he got the better offers, that's what he admitted in a radio interview shortly before he died.

9:44 said...

I hope they'll stop praising him too much though, maybe then people will have too high expectations and many could end up disappointed.

Anonymous said...

8:15 is probably the same poster who made fun of Heath's hairline and mocked his death shortly after he passed. Really in good taste!

George Pussy Hunter Clooney said...

Posted on OMG

June 14, 2008 -- GEORGE Clooney may already have found Sarah Larson's replacement. Our source claims Clooney "has been dating a woman in her mid-30s" for months now, even before he split with Larson. The source also claims Clooney knew he was going to leave Larson months ago, and let her do interviews and some modeling to "get her a career" before the split. Larson also got some new breasts. A rep for Clooney, who's vacationing at his house in Lake Como, said, "How does one as public as George secretly date anyone?"

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Anonymous said...

10:40 QB but..but..but..the discussion about Jake's sexuality has been banned on DCF. After you whined about it for so long and now that you finally got your wish, what do you do? Trash Heath on WFT2, can't you do it on DCF? Oh yeah I forgot, no one cares about your vitriolic rants there. You know you've become truly pathetic when no even DCFers are interested in what you have to say. Oh well, bitch away oh bitter one. ;)

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Anonymous said...

Do Cassanova and The Brothers Grimm fall under this "immersion crap" category too, Mr. Bale?

HeathHaterHag. You're really out there. Must be lonely. Well, Heath OD'd, so you can be satisfied that he got his. Enjoy. Savor your satisfaction.

That's not enough? How could you add to your pleasure? Would making sure his daughter has nothing to admire about her father do it for you? Yes, that's it. Someday, she has to know he was a crap human being and a crap actor.

Well, go to it. You're doing it for Jake, after all. Don't deny it. I know you're dreaming: piss on Heath, win Jake's love.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Anonymous said...

5:21 AM, I think Jake's a good spokes person, he comes off honest.

That is a good one. I used to think the same thing. Jake is a phony.


What changed your mind? Fauxmance or something more interesting?

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George Michael said...

George Michael has just announced two massive concerts in London to celebrate both the end of his current 25 Live Tour -- which began in Barcelona in 2006 -- and end of his touring all together. The two shows will be played at Earl's Court and have been dubbed "The Final Two" as a nod to "The Final One", the finale for Michael's first band Wham! which took place at Wembley stadium in 1986. The concerts are scheduled for August 24th and August 25th and according to a statement on the singer's website "these shows are truly not to be missed by any George Michael fan." Yahoo news reports that while George will no longer be touring, he may play the occasional one-off date or charity event. Or, if he's anything like Cher or the Rolling Stones, we'll see him back on stage two years from now for the "really real final tour," followed by the "I swear to God that this is the last time I'll ever tour" tour and the "I mean in it -- not another tour unless I need the money or get tired of trolling the public loos of London for quasi-satisfying quickies" tour.

Clay Aiken said...

If you're still shell shocked from learning Clay Aiken is going to be a father, you may want to sit down before reading any further: In Touch magazine reports that he's already gearing up for baby number two. The American Idol runner-up and his best friend, 50-year-old music producer Jaymes Foster, are expecting their first child in August and are hoping to conceive again next March. A source told the magazine that the two have frozen eggs and sperm and are ecstatic about having more children. "Clay and Jaymes are committed to having at least two children," the source says, adding, "They’re both incredibly successful and wealthy, so money is certainly no object." Because everybody knows that money is the single most important ingredient for raising a happy, well-adjusted child. Just ask Christina Crawford.

Anonymous said...

You're a sad individual 12:51 PM!

Anonymous said...

12:51 since most here are interested in Jake and only "tolerate" Heath posts, your bashing Heath won't hit many too hard here. You're wasting your energy, but if you want to waste your time, go ahead!

Anonymous said...

"The truth and the drug issue bother you too much, don't they? Well, denial is a good strategy. Keep it going if that floats your boat."

I'll tell you the truth: Heath had social anxiety but still starred in Brokeback, despite his fears, because he believed in the message behind the film. He put his whole heart and soul into the characters he played, creating characters like Ennis who live and breathe and feel as real and anyone you've met (and by the way I liked his role in Casanova, very charming imo). He was a loving and caring father who actually seemed to care deeply about being a good father. He treated women with respect and showed far more maturity in his treatments of people in general than you typically find in men in hollywood. He didn't play up to the limelight but stayed focused on his craft. Whatever problems he had with prescription or non-prescription drugs does not in any way take away from his character, just shows he was human and had an emotional depth that probably made it difficult to relate to the culture he found himself in. His death was a tragedy and will remain so regardless of your petty comments. My guess is you are intimidated by a person with such obvious talent, character and spirit.

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Anonymous said...

1:30 PM, did you mean to say that you make very good use of your energy and time posting condescending anonymous comments on WFT2?

At least I'm not bashing a dead man, who probably was a decent person.

Anonymous said...

Mark Walberg is annoying.
He should keep his mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

Reese and Deacon

We see her with her children for a change.

2:42 said...

Well, Reese, Deacon and the nanny. ;)

Anonymous said...

A heart symbol tragic HEATH LEDGER scribbled on a letter to director TERRY GILLIAM's daughter HOLLY has been turned into a tribute tattoo by the cast and crew of his final film.
Gilliam brought the letter to the set of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus shortly after the Aussie actor died of an accidental overdose in January (08). Ledger was shooting the fantasy film when he passed away.
And Mini-Me Verne Troyer and select castmates decided to get Ledger's heart symbol duplicated and turned into a tattoo.
Troyer, who wears his heart on his right hand, says, "A lot of us went and copied that heart and had it tattooed in remembrance to Heath.
"We had it copied identical to how he scribbled it."
He reveals one of the people who chose to honour Ledger with the tattoo was the recipient of his heartfelt letter, Gilliam's daughter.


heart tattoo

Anonymous said...

That's incredibly sweet :')

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love George Michael.

And its hard to love,
Theres so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above
Say its much too late
Well maybe we should all be
Praying for time


George Michael, Praying For Time (American Idol, 5/21/08)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
8:15 is probably the same poster who made fun of Heath's hairline and mocked his death shortly after he passed. Really in good taste!

June 14, 2008 9:53 AM


I have to agree: 8:15 is Queen_Beruthiel from DCF, indeed a HeathHaterHag, who posted enormities and stupid "opinions" about Heath's movies and persona. Frankly, this kind of venom ought to be banned here.
You know, QB, hating Heath who was a very rare and special talent, will not make Jake more talented.

Anonymous said...

Ryan and Reese should get back together. They both could find a compromise and work out their problems that led to the divorce. I'm betting their kids would be very happy about it.

Anonymous said...

Why would Ryan go back to the woman he obviously doesn't love or respect?

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Anonymous said...

I think Ryan wouldn't touch that woman with a ten foot pole ever again. The guy seems smart enough to have learned his lesson.

Cheyenne said...

After Elton

Interview With Cheyenne Jackson

...
AE: If Hollywood gives us another big, gay love story like Brokeback Mountain and you were cast in one of the leads, who would you want to play opposite?
CJ: Hmm, that's a tough one. [Starts to say someone's name, then stops:] I won't say him, because I don't want it to be weird the next time I see him. [Pauses, then comes up with another name:] Ewan McGregor. I'd do a love scene with him any day. Or Hugh Jackman. I've never met him, but he said some lovely things about me in the press when I was in All Shook Up – and we have the same agent. He's an idol of mine, for sure.

AE: I'm guessing that, in terms of theater work, your being out has been a non-issue.
CJ: That's right. Here, your reputation is everything. People know if you've got the goods, if you're easy to work with, and if you can get the job done. Besides, it's New York theater. Everybody's gay!

AE: Are you in a relationship?
CJ: Yeah, for almost eight years. He's a very private person. I don't think anyone could find any pictures of him. He says he's like the Amish; he doesn't like to have his picture taken, because he feels like it's giving away part of his soul. He's a medical physicist, really brilliant and funny. He's the brains behind the operation.

AE: Do you ever feel like you're a sort of poster boy for gay actors?
CJ: Chris Sieber and I were talking about this. Every time they mention either of us in the press, it's always “openly gay Christopher Sieber” and “openly gay Cheyenne Jackson.” It's a little reductive and, after a while, it's like, “Yawn.”

AE: Yet it's understandable that people focus on it, given that so few actors are out -- especially leading man types.
CJ: Sure. I liken it to the experience of a black friend of mine. When he was growing up, there were almost no black people on television; but occasionally, there would be a black family in a commercial or something, and when that happened, his whole family would run in and gather around the TV. To me, that's lovely and precious and sad at the same time.

When I was a little kid, who were the gay people on TV? Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, maybe Liberace. So I understand why the gay community wants to embrace actors who are out. People want to be represented.
...

Interview With Cheyenne Jackson

Anonymous said...

Besides, it's New York theater. Everybody's gay!

LOL

BTW, in 2004, Hugh Jackman won a Tony Award for his Broadway portrayal of Australian songwriter and performer Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz.

Anonymous said...

Is it me or Oh My Godot is closed today? I visit both blogs and there is no post for today also the comments section is disabled...

???

Anonymous said...

It's you :)

Today's post: http://ohmygodot.blogspot.com/2008/06/more-finish-nails-needed.html

bunny slippers said...

Perez Hilton: Turning a blog into an empire

The gig: As the self-proclaimed "Queen of All Media," Hilton has become a pop culture phenom with his Hollywood gossip blog, which draws about 7 million page views a day. PerezHilton.com is filled with snarky comments and paparazzi photos and helped usher in 24-hour celebrity "info-tainment."

Education: Bachelor's degree in drama from New York University.

Former jobs: Publicist, actor and journalist at gay publications and tabloid Star magazine.

Got the idea: Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, began blogging as a hobby after seeing how easy it was. He focused on Hollywood "because it was something I was inherently curious about, fascinated with. And, let's face it, celebrities -- a lot of them -- are crazy."

Along the path: Started his blog, then called PageSixSixSix, in 2004 with a post about Howard Stern. Within months, tabloid TV show "The Insider" dubbed it "Hollywood's most-hated website." This led to a huge boost in Web traffic.

Name change: After getting sued by the New York Post, which publishes gossip section Page Six, Hilton changed the blog's name to PerezHilton.com. The name reflects his Cuban roots and "the wacky world of celebrities." And what does pal Paris Hilton think? "She loves it."

How it works: Hilton, 30, constantly checks his e-mail, text messages and voice mail and scours the Web for the latest gossip on "A-listers to D-listers to Z-listers," updating his blog an average of 40 times a day. His sources include publicists, agents, managers, dog walkers, nannies and celebrities themselves. Advertisers pay as much as $54,000 to run a one-day ad package on the site.

First big purchase: A new Toyota Camry.

Most surreal moment: When Madonna made him a video in which she seductively asked, "Who do you love more: me or [Hilton's dog] Teddy?" Naturally, Hilton posted the clip -- and his response -- on his blog.

Guilty pleasure: "Cheesy pop music," especially British group Girls Aloud.

The Perez brand: Hilton debuted a clothing line, sold exclusively at retail chain Hot Topic, last week. He also appears in a summer movie, "Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild," hosts a syndicated radio show, is writing a book on celebrities and is in talks to start his own record label. "I want my own little empire."

What fame hasn't brought: Hilton dishes that "in 2007, I got laid once. One time. Which, for a gay man, is unheard of. That's like, celibate."

In his own words: "I think what I do is noble. I think my job title is entertainer. I shine the light on celebrities behaving badly, and I also shine the light on those that get it right. And those that get it right, I applaud."

LA Times

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Anonymous said...

T H A N K Y O U 5:49 PM!!!

I didn't have access even after restarting my computer! Weird! I followed your link and finally saw todays post. Glorious! (And deleted all my cookies that seemed to keep yesterday's page forever!)

Thank you again.

Me -the one who asked the question about OMG.

Anonymous said...

What fame hasn't brought: Hilton dishes that "in 2007, I got laid once. One time. Which, for a gay man, is unheard of. That's like, celibate."

Come on Perez! Money can't buy love, but it can buy a lot of sex :)

cake said...

Happy Birthday Neil Patrick Harris!

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

Lance Armstrong squeezed his biz back inside his tight little spandex shorts and got back on his bike to raise money for cancer research in Toronto, Canada today.
...
I had forgotten how well Lance fills out those spandex tighties … it’s been ages since I’ve seen him on top of anything other than Kate Hudson. Remember the summer that the Trifecta comprised of Lance Armstrong, Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey spent so much time in spandex outfits, going for bike rides all over SoCal, raisin’ hell along the way? Ahh … those were some good times. Now, Matthew can’t even be bothered to work-out shirtless anymore, Jake will no longer dream of scratching his butt without Reese Witherspoon’s approval and Lance, well, at least Lance is back in the spandex … and for such a good cause! I can see how it’s totally worth donating $1,500 bucks for cancer research just to ride with Lance Armstrong. Good for him for using his spandex for such a good cause.

http://pinkisthenewblog.com/home/on-the-road-again/

Anonymous said...

Good for him for using his spandex for such a good cause.

LOL

UK said...

Queer as Folk creator receives an OBE

Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies has been awarded an OBE [Order of the British Empire] in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Mr Davies who revived Doctor Who for the BBC in addition to creating spin off Torchwood has been honoured for services to drama.

He said: "I'm delighted to accept, and I hope it does the whole industry a bit of good, for the writing of television drama to be recognised." In May he announced that writer Steven Moffat will replace him for the fifth series of Doctor Who, which will air in 2010.

The gay comedian Paul O'Grady is another profile gay celebrities to have been honoured. Mr O'Grady, who first shot to fame as drag queen Lily Savage, now hosts a chat show for Channel 4. He said: "It is a very nice birthday present. I'm really pleased, really surprised. It's something I'd never even thought about." "I'm the last person, I'd have thought, who would be given an MBE.

"What have I done to deserve it? I've just sat there night after night banging out telly. "The thought of getting this would have never even entered my head when I first started out."

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-7981.html

IHJ said...

June 14 - Reeke Leaving Yoga Session In Santa Monica

IHJ Gallery

Anonymous said...

New Reeke piccies on IHJ!

He's back in L.A.

Anonymous said...

You beat me to it first 6.59. ;)

Nailed tidbit said...

"After being in LA with boyfriend Justin Timberlake, actress Jessica Biel was seen departing LAX airport on Friday (June 12th). Jessica was on her way back to Connecticut to film the movie “Nailed.”

Anonymous said...

^^^ June 12th was Thursday.

Anonymous said...

Jake is looking very, very delicious. When is he finally going to dump her? He doesn't need the phonyspoon anymore, he got a Disney movie and the mass public knows him as Reese's boyfriend. Wasn't that what he wanted? Or, is he trying to just become Jake Witherspoon?

Anonymous said...

Team Reese started / aranged Phonyspoon.

Her new movie will be released in November, Brothers will be released in December, Avon isn't going to sell itself - you do the math.

Anonymous said...

Ok so I hate Reeke like everyone around here but what pisses me off to no end is that they keep pretending they’re bothered by the paps (i.e. hiding their faces, walking backwards). They really think we’re THAT stupid? ugh

Anonymous said...

7:37 do you really think they always arrange photo ops? I don't. I agree with the ones in Italy and the Farmer's Mrket pics being arranged, but many are not.

Anonymous said...

"Ok so I hate Reeke like everyone around here but what pisses me off to no end is that they keep pretending they’re bothered by the paps (i.e. hiding their faces, walking backwards). They really think we’re THAT stupid? ugh"

ITA. I'm convinced they do it because, like their phonymance, they try to pretend that these are surprise pap fics. Wouldn't want people to think they arranged a photo op.

Anonymous said...

"Do you really think they always arrange photo ops?"

Yes. The entire reason for their "romance" is to promote themselves in a certain light to the public. So wether they specifically called the paps or not doesn't matter. They are out together so that they can be seen as a loving couple doing everyday things together so that the public can be convinced that Reese is wonderful and has moved on from her crushing divorce (barf) and Jake is mr. straight man and soccer dad.

Anonymous said...

The entire reason for their "romance" is to promote themselves in a certain light to the public.

Exactly.

Anonymous said...

How it works: Hilton, 30, constantly checks his e-mail, text messages and voice mail and scours the Web for the latest gossip on "A-listers to D-listers to Z-listers," updating his blog an average of 40 times a day. His sources include publicists, agents, managers, dog walkers, nannies and celebrities themselves.

We thought so.

Anonymous said...

"His sources include publicists"

Well no wonder he is always nice about Reeke then.

Anonymous said...

I terribly miss Dany's original posts, quirky comments and photoshop humor. She was(is) just too creative and made WFT such a fun place.

Anonymous said...

^ Yes, but a lot of that fun and humor was possible because Jake was still ambiguous back then. Now he's Mr Witherspoon.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing fun about this Jake, but he's working and I'm looking forward to his new movies.

Anonymous said...

"There is nothing fun about this Jake, but he's working and I'm looking forward to his new movies."

Maybe that's what he wants?

Anonymous said...

I think Jake's very happy to be working a lot, doesn't mind his deadly boring beard and has fun in his private private life.

Anonymous said...

I think Jake's very happy to be working a lot, doesn't mind his deadly boring beard and has fun in his private private life.

Well then everything goes well for Jake.

Anonymous said...

You know, QB, hating Heath who was a very rare and special talent, will not make Jake more talented.

Exactly. There must be something about Jake these days that's making it hunt for any means, no matter how low and offensive, to build him up.

Why would Jake need help? He has Reese, he has Big Movies coming out, he has PooP. He's on top of the world!

Heath, on the other hand, is 6ft under.

You'd have to be desperate to hate a dead man.

Anonymous said...

I still don't think they ALWAYS arrange photo ops.

Anonymous said...

Why would Ryan go back to the woman he obviously doesn't love or respect?

Reese treated Ryan like he was beneath her. She'd break his balls, he, in return, would cheat on her. She is a vain control freak who sneers at people she thinks are less successful or lower class than she is.

Run, Jake!

Anonymous said...

11:14, maybe she treats Jake differently? He obviously doesn't mind her company and didn't Ted say they're like best girl friends and fond of each other? And since Jake's career seems to flourish, why change anything if it works so well.

Anonymous said...

10:32 AM, ITA.

Anonymous said...

And since Jake's career seems to flourish

How exactly is his career flourishing, because he got PoP? There's a long way from landing the part to having a flourishing career.
I’m just curious to know why you think this.

Anonymous said...

He obviously doesn't mind her company and didn't Ted say they're like best girl friends and fond of each other?

They look bored too often - I don't buy BFF story, I think Ted was just polite.

Anonymous said...

Since when is Ted polite?

Anonymous said...

I’m just curious to know why you think this.

Looking at his imdb filmography he has lined up some interesting projects. He's definitely getting offers, that's a good sign.

Anonymous said...

11:12, they don't need to arrange every single photo op, just certain ones at strategic times. For the rest, they put themselves in places and situations where paps are likely to find them. At these "random" encounters, they (oddly enough) always look the way their publicists want: athletic, normal, cuddly.

Don't forget, Reese is good at this game. She kept up the facade of her marriage long after it was over.

If Reeke really wanted privacy, they could have it. How did Ryan and Abbie avoid being papped for most of the past months, even though they're very much together? PR plan to lie low = no pap photos.

Reeke want to be photographed. It's part of their plan at this point.

Anonymous said...

Since when is Ted polite?

Since ever - when he can afford it.
Just like he can be a gentleman. Latest example: Let's get real: Kate Hudson could be wearing a full-body gorilla suit and still emanate gorgeousness.

Anonymous said...

To be honest, I think Jake and Reese get along well, I don't need Ted to tell me this. I think it's nothing wrong with that.

Anonymous said...

ITA


"Ryan and Abbie avoid being papped for most of the past months, even though they're very much together? PR plan to lie low = no pap photos."


Well frankly i think nobody is interested in this couple.
Reese (i din't like her),is more famous , oscarized actress and american sweatheart

Ryan is nothing compared to her and i don't even talk about abby.

Anonymous said...

Well, nobody except Reese's and Jake's fans is interested in Reeke. Same is true for Ryan and Abbie.

Anonymous said...

To be honest, I think Jake and Reese get along well, I don't need Ted to tell me this. I think it's nothing wrong with that.

Nothing wrong with that, just saying that based on the photos they don't look like good friends.

Remember when Jake was on the crutches and Reese didn't bother to wait for him? Or Jake not waiting for her?
I'm not a very nice person, but I treat my acquaintances better than that.

Anonymous said...

Add me to those who believe ALL the photo sessions are arranged. Casual they may try to be, but that's the intention. When they were oh-so-private they avoided paps. Jake avoided paps and blogs in SC, but not when he was with Reese. It is insulting our intelligence.

Truth, Lies and Ted said...

Check out this week's Lies and Ted (video) on E!
Reese, Jake, and Ryan and Reese's breakup. Check out Ted's guns too.


Silly me, didn't know those are Ted's videos.

Ted is very cute, his cat is adorable and Margo is a lazy bitch :)

Truth, Lies and Ted video

Anonymous said...

First Brothers screenings with excellent response. Maybe some Oscar nods for Jake, Nat and Tobey?

Brothers

Anonymous said...

Bad link!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I'll try again.

Brothers

Anonymous said...

^^^
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008
BROTHERS TEST SCREENING!!!!!

Ok, I went into work and found out that Yesterday Thurs. thay had a test screening of Nats new film BROTHERS. I got a call from work from coworkers cause they know Im a die hard Nat fan and said hey they have a privite early test screening of Nats New film Brothers.

I was fraking out cause it's was shown at the cinema thats 5 min. away from my house and directly across the street from my work at fedexkinkos. It's a station casino. I live in vegas.

I am at work now and came in and the guys who had the test screening came in and had ALL of the test cards from peoples reaction to the film I had to make 2 copies. On top siad BROTHERS and on it was How was the film?, How was Nat's performance, ect.

I went through all of them ( Hey i want to know) Alot said Nats performance was excallant. same goes for Toby and Jake.
Now the man picked them up and the cards are being shiped to LA.

I wish I had a chance to see the film. Well i saw/own the Original so i can wait but I want to see a new film from Nat.

I have the flyer i will scan and post it so dazza can put it up.

Anonymous said...

I knew it would be good, because the original film was so good too.

Anonymous said...

BROTHERS TEST SCREENING!!!!!

"wow! that's awesome....what did people think of the film as a whole?

Thay put down excellant."
...

Im not sure it was listed as UNRATED but said rateing may change to obtain an R.

I heard from my manager they are screen testing films all weekend long and we are running thier copies for them.

Anonymous said...

Good Brothers news!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

It not always guaranteed that a remake of a great film turns out to be great too, but if the director and cast do a good job it happens like Departed.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the movie will be shown at the Venice or Toronte film festival? I can't wait to see Jake, Tobey and Natalie promoting the movie together.

Anonymous said...

I hope the movie is good. And I hope that Jake gets nominated for some awards. But, I will not watch any awards ceremony if he bring Reese as his date.

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Anonymous said...

She's been divorced for 8 months.

Anonymous said...

"She's been divorced for 8 months."

Not true, she's officially divorced a few days know. Didn't check the news lately?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I know, "divorce was finalized" few days ago but they are officially divorced since October, 2007 - legally single since October.

Anonymous said...

legally single since October.

That's when she was with Jake at the Rome film festival. Unforgettable, because we have picture proof galore.

Anonymous said...

And I hope that Jake gets nominated for some awards.

I hope Jake's performance in Brothers will be noted - with or without awards.
We should wait for at least few reviews before we start planning the award season. lol

Anonymous said...

Hope that Brothers does well, cause Nailed has all the ear marks of a huge flop-straight to DVD movie. I also think that Reese's movie-Christmas something-sounds like it sucks big time also.

Anonymous said...

"Hope that Brothers does well, cause Nailed has all the ear marks of a huge flop-straight to DVD movie. I also think that Reese's movie-Christmas something-sounds like it sucks big time also."

We can never now about Nailed, it might turn out to be a quite entertaining movie.
Reese's Christmas flick doesn't need good reviews, it'll be a family film and people will flock to see it. Most of my friends (females) like those kids of movies.

Anonymous said...

Good for jake if "brothers" get great reviews.

Sorry guys said...

"Brothers" is getting zero buzz along with the actors. Nada

Anonymous said...

Maybe buzz will start after the screenings.

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