Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Out In the Cold

The enduring stigma of homosexuality in Hollywood
By Matthew Hays
December 15, 2005

When Ang Lee’s latest film, Brokeback Mountain, did the festival circuit in the fall, it was greeted with warm critical and audience responses, won the top prize at Venice and was declared a cinematic breakthrough. The film — which opens Dec. 16 — involves two cowboys, played by rising stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, who meet and fall in love in the 1960s. Despite their passionate romance, one that continues clandestinely over decades, they are never able to live together as a gay couple might do today. The social taboo surrounding homosexuality, the film tells us, is all that stands between them and their honest and innocent pursuit of happiness.

Brokeback Mountain is a testimony to the huge advances gays have made in terms of their representation on the big screen. It is a beautifully shot, studio-backed film featuring two bankable stars, directed by an Oscar-winning director, with a same-sex romance as its central focus. But these changes have not come easily.

In 1981, New York film critic Vito Russo penned the first edition of The Celluloid Closet, a diatribe in which he argued that the powers-that-be in Tinseltown had long supported anti-gay attitudes by infusing American movies with injurious stereotypes about the lives of gays and lesbians. Gays were too often sidekicks and the brunt of bad jokes, Russo argued, chastising closeted Hollywood gays for not pushing the issue further. Most striking was the book’s concluding section, "Necrology," in which Russo tallied a list of movies in which gay and lesbian characters met their untimely ends via suicide, mutilation, skewering or gunfire.

"Hollywood is too busy making old formulas hit the jackpot again to see the future," Russo stated in his final sentences of the book. "Hollywood is yesterday, forever catching up tomorrow with what’s happening today. This will change only when it becomes financially profitable, and reality will never be profitable until society overcomes its fear and hatred of difference and begins to see that we’re all in this together."

Many of Russo’s dreams have been realized since his death in 1990. With a general demystification of homosexuality in Western culture has come a shift in Hollywood casting calls. Now, heterosexual actors are no longer afraid to take on gay roles for fear of being identified as gay themselves. This has brought major star power to gay characters and issues that affect them. In Philadelphia (1994), Tom Hanks played a corporate banker who loses his job when his employers learn he has AIDS. He won an Oscar for his role, seen as doubly courageous given the character’s sexual orientation and illness. In 2003, Charlize Theron won the Oscar courage sweepstakes for her role in Monster, portraying a homely, serial-killing lesbian prostitute. It seems a fait accompli that Philip Seymour Hoffman will get an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of gay scribe Truman Capote. On television, meanwhile, Eric McCormack has won an Emmy for his ongoing role in the long-running sitcom Will & Grace.

These roles, considered breakthroughs in their own way, have something in common: the characters are all played by heterosexual actors. All of these portrayals have been accompanied by media fanfare and publicity. In interviews, the actors were always careful to emphasize that they are heterosexual. Indeed, it could be argued that their ability to muster widespread audience sympathy and empathy seems to be predicated on the fact that they’re only playing gay. Despite this so-called progress, when an actor plays a serial killer, they are never asked about their reluctance to take on the role. When an actor plays gay, the possible-reluctance question is obligatory.

If dramatic gay and lesbian representations have shifted radically in the past two decades, the change for gay actors is starkly unmoved by comparison. Various thespians have come out, but the idea of a leading actor — male or female — being openly gay remains out of the question. A number of British actors have come forward, notably Sir Ian McKellen and Rupert Everett, and Nathan Lane and Harvey Fierstein have given a number of supporting-role performances in Hollywood features. Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell have famously come out, but are now thought of primarily as talk-show hosts.

But little has shifted for the A-list acting club since Rock Hudson succumbed to AIDS 20 years ago. The damage such widespread knowledge could do to an actor was reinforced in 2001, when Tom Cruise sued a French tabloid for $10 million US over a fallacious story about the actor’s affair with a French porn star. Cruise’s lawyer, Bert Fields, pointed out in his legal brief that the mere perception that Cruise might be gay — and he is not, Fields repeated — could seriously damage Cruise’s ability to command multi-million-dollar film roles. In fact, much of the damage, Fields inferred, had already been done. “It’s something that will be there forever,” he said. The tabloid printed a full retraction and an apology.

The issue of closeted actors is something San Francisco-based author and screenwriter Armistead Maupin has dealt with in his own work. The author of the hugely popular newspaper serial-cum-book series Tales of the City, Maupin is a hero within the gay community for championing sexual honesty above all else. In 1995, when filmmakers chose to make a feature-length documentary version of Russo’s book The Celluloid Closet, they hired Maupin to write the narration. When the film was released, however, Maupin distanced himself from the project, slighting the film’s narrator, Lily Tomlin, for not being more forthcoming about her lesbianism. (Tomlin has since come out of the closet.)

"If Vito could see this now," Maupin said at the time, "he’d be very upset. Having a closeted person involved with this project runs counter to everything Vito Russo stood for: openness and honesty, and an end to the celluloid closet he wrote about so passionately."

In speeches and articles, Maupin frequently refers to the massive successes of the gay and lesbian liberation movement, a phrase that now seems almost quaint. But for all the discussion of evolving attitudes, he acknowledges little has changed for a new generation of A-list actors.

"Unfortunately, that closet hasn’t really vanished at all," Maupin told me recently. "It’s simply more sophisticated than it was in the past. Rock Hudson could rely on the fact that the local press wouldn’t run with a story about him being seen with another man. Now, gay superstars are required to get married, have children or adopt them and be very discreet about that trainer who travels with them."

At a time when black actors fought for better roles, the point was often made that Hollywood is about green, not black and white. According to Maupin, the question for gay actors boils down to the same thing: economics.

"It’s about money and the continuing perception that actors will lose money for their agents if they come out. And that may be true, but it won’t change until there’s honesty. I have more admiration than ever for people like Ian McKellan and Rupert Everett, who’ve come forward, been honest and are still pursuing their careers."

That’s two British actors who’ve come out. Where’s the American leading man?

Maupin sighs. "You’re right: there isn’t one."

Source: Out In the Cold, CBC Canada

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Jackie said...

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Anonymous said...

Posted July 8

Look who's calling somebody a queen: Perez Hilton officially outs Wentworth Miller

Gossip queen Perez Hilton is now in the dubious business of outing others. Today he decided to say what a lot of people knew but had the courtesy to not make official statements about: Openly gay Canadian actor Luke MacFarlane "was most recently dating Prison Break star Wentworth Miller, who is not out publicly."

Key words: Not. Out. Publicly.

You'd think a queen like Perez might have a clue about letting people come out when they feel the time is right, but no. At least he wrote an appropriate headline: "Completely Gratuitous."

Maybe some of that old-news pink dye on his hair has gone to his brain.

Celebrity Examiner

Anonymous said...

Governor Crist of Flordia is engaged to a woman. He's been rumored to be gay.

Gay Rumors Dog Newly Engaged Crist

Things are no doubt sticky on Charlie Crist’s end.

The Floridian Governor and suspected homosexual celebrated this Fourth of July by getting engaged to his convenient girlfriend, New York socialite Carole Rome. The engagement comes as rumors swirl John McCain may select Crist as his running mate. Thus, the impending nuptials would provide great cover for all the distasteful gay debate surrounding the well-tanned politico. But, like so many rumors, this one simply won’t quit.

Unfortunately for Crist, homo-journo Andrew Sullivan used the loving arrangement to revive an old story about Crist frequenting a gay bar called The Green Iguana.

The rumors about Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and the Green Iguana just wouldn’t go away. The story goes that the Florida governor frequented the Green Iguana, a bar in Tampa, back in the early 1990s when he was just starting his political career. He was less careful back then, people say, and during his partying at the Green Iguana, he was openly gay.

When I got Rick Calderoni, the bar’s well-known owner, on the phone, I expected him to stonewall me about it. He didn’t. Calderoni, who is gay, confirmed that Crist came into his bar quite often and that the two of them became friends.

Getting to the point, I asked him if he knew Crist to be gay.

“Yes,” he answered bluntly. “I just wish he would come out and admit it. That would be a great thing if he did.”


Crist, obviously, denies he’s a homo. Even if the Governor is a straight man, we highly doubt McCain’s going to touch this mess with a twelve-foot pole. In other words, Crist’s dreams of the White House are just that - dreams.

Queerty

Michelle said...

Michelle Williams' Heath remembrance

Michelle Williams is making a movie about Heath Ledger so their two-year-old daughter can see what her dad was really like.

The actress - who was left devastated when her former fiance was found dead in his apartment after an accidental drug overdose in January - wants the actor's friends and co-stars to share their stories on him so little Matilda can see her father through their eyes.

A source said: "This is incredibly important for Michelle to do. It makes Michelle's heart ache that Matilda was so young when Heath died and she's unlikely to retain any memories of her father. She wants to keep his spirit alive with something Matilda can treasure all her life."

In her first public statement in February about Heath's tragic death, Michelle expressed her grief but said Matilda was helping her cope. She said: "I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father. All that I can cling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day."

Heath and Michelle met on the set of 'Brokeback Mountain' in 2004 and Matilda was born in October 2005. The couple split in September 2007.

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1415803.php/Michelle_Williams_Heath_remembrance

Anonymous said...

Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Drunk…Reese Witherspoon Embarassed

Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon went out drinking on one of Jake’s breaks from filming his new movie Prince of Persia. Reese looks so embarassed and she hides her face. I wonder how many drinks it takes to drink Jake under the table. He looks like a fun drinking buddy.

Photo Source: Dlisted

http://backseatcuddler.com/2008/07/08/jake-gyllenhaal-gets-drunkreese-witherspoon-embarassed/

Anonymous said...

"Jake Gyllenhaal was so drunk he embarrassed his "GF" Reese Witherspoon! It must suck to have to drag you inebriated BF out of the gay bar twice a week!"

http://autumninhollyweird.blogspot.com/2008/07/tuesday-brings-us-another-celebuspawn.html

Anonymous said...

Is Bruckheimer straight or gay. Cause Ted once said that Toothy slept with a major big wig to get a part in an action adventure pic.

"Dare I say some of his future film projects are looking up, because, uh, how can I put this? T.T. has decided to start sleeping with better-looking people now to get his future projects — is that being too crass about it all?"

Anonymous said...

5:26 AM That's great, Matilda should know how amazing her dad was even though he's no longer with her.

Anonymous said...

Yahoo search engine knows who's Toothy Tile:

Yahoo & TT

Marina said...

Great post today, Jackie. If Gov. Crist is gay, I hope he does come out. Please provide a link where he has been for anti-gay legislation. If he is, people will have to work with him for change. You can't deny some of the good things he's done for other issues tho. The environment is an important one for everyone, gay and straight. We know very well how imperfect politicians can be, but a lot of it is up to us to change, not just finger point and bitch passively about a situation.

Gov. Crist said...

The Talk of the Green Iguana
Will American voters elect the first gay vice president in November?
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I began looking into the matter about 16 months ago, when a tipster in Fort Lauderdale told me that a young Republican aide had boasted to him at a dinner party that he was having an affair with Crist, who was then Florida's attorney general.

The tipster, who is gay, said he came forward because he found it terribly hypocritical that Crist opposed gay marriage and adoption by gay couples. Not to mention the whole pesky "living a lie" thing. I agreed, and before long, I had found numerous sources who said that GOP insiders Jason Wetherington and Bruce Carlton Jordan had boasted to them about romances with Crist.
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http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2008-02-28/news/the-talk-of-the-green-iguana/

Gov. Crist said...

December 14, 2007

Gay marriage redux: Crist chimes in, more fundies attack

Despite having signed a petition in favor of a gay marriage ban during his gubernatorial campaign, Florida governor and "confirmed bachelor" Charlie Crist (R) won't be actively supporting the anti-gay marriage amendment.

"It's not an issue that moves me," Gov. Charlie Crist told reporters Thursday after sponsors of the initiative announced they had enough signatures to get it on the ballot.

Crist is listed as an endorser of the amendment on the Web site, www.florida4marriage.org, and while running for governor, he signed a petition in support of such a ban. But in February, he asked the GOP to stop donating money to the effort and, Thursday, he said he'd rather focus on raising teacher pay, reducing property taxes and combatting climate change. "I'm just a live and let live kind of guy," the governor said.
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http://flprogressive.blogspot.com/2007/12/gay-marriage-redux-crist-chimes-in-and.html

Marina said...

Sorry for the double post, Jackie.

I come from Massachusetts, and we are the most liberal of liberal Democrats I think (and I consider myself one). LGBT rights, the environment and animal rights are just three of the causes I support. I do realize that our government is a two-party system, and we have to work with Republicans. Believe me, a staunch, Conservative, right-wing Republican would never have voted for billions of state dollars to go toward restoring the Everglades. Gov. Crist sounds like a moderate Republican, who can be worked with, and you have to work for change. He hasn't been entirely opposed to gay marriage and child adoption, he's changed his stance. Hopefully, he can be worked with. If he's behaving in a hypocritical manner than can hurt others, then by all means, he needs to be called out for it. It just seems unfair to write him off entirely, when he could become someone that can be open to change.

paleandpolluted said...

Sorry if this has been answered already, but is Waiting for Toothy 1.0 currently operating as an invitation only site? I visited there about a week ago only to see a "you must register to view" request.

Anonymous said...

Looks like that. I hope it's just temporary "work in progress" state.

Dany's email is waitingfortoothy@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, he can be worked with.

I don't live in the USA but hopefully Democrats will win in November :)

Anonymous said...

Brokeback Ryan, LOL!!!

http://www.towleroad.com/2008/07/ryan-phillippe.html

Anonymous said...

Where did these rumours of jake attending the batman premiere come from?

Anonymous said...

9:47, the very credible OK magazine.

paleandpolluted said...

Ok! Magazine.

in touch with his gay side said...

James Corden explains his "kiss" with Daniel Radcliffe

In February I wrote about what appeared to be an ambush-snogging of poor Daniel Radcliffe at the What's On Stage Awards in London by actor James Corden (The History Boys). Daniel was just stepping up the podium when James grabbed Daniel and gave him one heck of a kiss. At the time I wrote about how if I were Radcliffe, I would've kneed Corden in the crotch.

Well, I ran into Corden at the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles where he is promoting his new show on BBC America, Gavin & Stacey. I got a chance to ask him about the infamous kiss and why he did it. Says Corden, "If you spent enough time with Dan, you can’t help but kiss him on the mouth. It’s a fact. There’s something magical about him, which is I imagine why he got the part [of Harry Potter], where he just draws you in. There were no tongues involved in that kiss. But, we both enjoyed it very much."

Did Daniel know Corden planned on kissing him? "No," says Corden. "I’ve known Dan a while and I came up to him in the wings [of the show] and he said, 'You’re not going to make fun of me or anything, are you?' I said, 'No. I might kiss you on the mouth.' And then he had to go on, so I had given him some pre-warning, yes."

As to how good a kisser Radcliffe turned out be, Corden has nothing but praise. "A wonderful, wonderful kisser, with a beautiful penis."

It turns out the straight Corden is quite in touch with his gay side as an actor. He played Daffyd "The only gay in the village" Thomas' gay brothe on Little Britain. He guested on Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive where he had a scripted snog with out actor Russell Tovey (both actors also appeared in the gay-friendly film The History Boys).
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After Elton

Anonymous said...

No way Jake is going to show for the Dark Knight premiere. For one thing, he's been wearing that hoodie all the time - can you imagine him walking a red carpet in a hoodie?

Anonymous said...

Why not? An International Man of Mystery! LOL

Anonymous said...

Corden has nothing but praise. "A wonderful, wonderful kisser, with a beautiful penis."

That's an interesting observation.

Anonymous said...

^^Wow! :)

Anonymous said...

If Jake does appear at the TDK premiere, and I hope he does, I'm sure he can have a stylist style his beautiful new long hair nicely in some way, or remove the extensions if is in fact he's wearing them. He'll look great.

Anonymous said...

No way Jake is going to show for the Dark Knight premiere. For one thing, he's been wearing that hoodie all the time - can you imagine him walking a red carpet in a hoodie?

ITA

dark horse said...

I always like to bet on the long shots, so I'm still going to hope Jake's going. ;)

Anonymous said...

I don't expect Jake to attend the TDK premiere. If he does, I'll have even less respect for him.

I think he's going to be training and training and training. His horsemanship needs a lot of work if he's going to do his own riding in an action adventure flick.

Anonymous said...

I hope he does his own stunts and they really go for it with this part. A serious warrior, romantic, but not Harlequin. Accent on the warrior.

Anonymous said...

^^or as much as poosible, his own riding and stunts.

Anonymous said...

I hope he does his own stunts...

Jake should stay away from stunts. Remember the crutches?

Anonymous said...

Jake should stay away from stunts. Remember the crutches?

I believe that was a PR stunt, there was something very fishy about the whole crutches thing. I didn't buy it.

Anonymous said...

What would be the purpose of such PR stunt?

trashy rag said...

Jake in need of style overhaal

I WONDER if Hollywood stars have a special card allowing them into smart establishments wearing any old clobber.

Brokeback Mountain star JAKE GYLLENHAAL turned up for dinner with girlfriend REESE WITHERSPOON and film producer JERRY BRUCKHEIMER at posh London restaurant Scott’s looking in need of a good wash.

The beard, checked shirt, hooded mac and scruffy shoes made him appear that he’d spent the previous night on the streets.

I hope the staff still politely asked to take his coat. Then his beard. Then the rest of his outfit.

Then took it away to be burned.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article1398049.ece

Anonymous said...

Despite having signed a petition in favor of a gay marriage ban during his gubernatorial campaign, Florida governor and "confirmed bachelor" Charlie Crist (R) won't be actively supporting the anti-gay marriage amendment.

Looks like he's not campaigning against gay marriage, but not supporting it either. Very few politicians speak directly and clearly abaout where they stand on the issue of same sex right to marry, they all waffle on it to some degree. And not all Democrats are for gay marriage either. So I don't think this puts Gov. Crist in bigot territory, at least not yet. A politician's private life is up to him, unless he is hypocrtically saying one thing publicly, and actively involved in making legislation that can deny rights to others.

Anonymous said...

Hm... Why did he sign a petition in favor of a gay marriage ban? Why did he change his mind?

Is he trying to avoid "he came forward because he found it terribly hypocritical that Crist opposed gay marriage and adoption by gay couples" situations?

Anonymous said...

You'll have to find out for certain before you blameing him publicly. Do a little more muckraking. He should get points for not being against the right to marry, and not reading something negative into why. Just be glad he changed his mind and not look for something negative. He could be an agent for change. At least he's not actively against the right to marry.

Anonymous said...

July 4, 2008

Charlie Crist Isn't Gay, Okay?

Florida's bachelor Governor Charlie Crist is getting married, and to a woman, too. That's how badly he wants to be vice president. I hope John McCain is happy now.

I hope Crist isn't making a mistake by trying too hard. Men don't want anything they can get too easy. On the other hand, men lose interest quickly.

Of course, the human heart is curved like a road through the mountains, so what do I know? Maybe it's love. And maybe it's just a joyous coincidence that Crist has found it at exactly the same time that McCain is looking for a running mate. Sometimes things just work out.

It's like that federal ban on off shore drilling. When Crist ran for governor in 2006, he supported it. Now John McCain wants it repealed and (weird!) two weeks ago, Crist realized that he did too.

Florida is a swing state -- Haha! Get it? -- and Crist has a popularity rating of something like 70%. He also gets a lot of the credit for delivering the state to McCain in the primaries. There's only one nagging thing keeping him from being the obvious choice for the vice presidency: He comes off kinda gay.

But then, suddenly last Thursday, after thirty years of the single life, Crist discovered that he couldn't live without a woman named Carole Rome, a divorced mother of two. It sounds improbable to me, but then so did the Sex and the City movie. If those nice monsters can find love, why not?

Maybe it's not all politics of the most ghastly, obvious, self-hating, the fix-is-in, trick-the-rubes kind. Maybe I'm too cynical. Maybe love is real and coincidence is an illusion. Luck -- who said that? -- is believing that you're lucky.

Maybe what we're smelling is the powerful odor of synchronicity.

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Here's the part that Tennessee Williams would have really liked: Gov. Crist's intended, Carole Rome, inherited - and runs -- one of America's oldest Halloween costume companies. The woman marrying the gayish governor from the sultry southern state actually makes beards.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-kelly/charlie-crist-isnt-gay-ok_b_110890.html

Anonymous said...

It's like that federal ban on off shore drilling. When Crist ran for governor in 2006, he supported it. Now John McCain wants it repealed and (weird!) two weeks ago, Crist realized that he did too.

Politics is a dirty business.

Anonymous said...

^^Who cares who he marries? And if he is gay, just like anyone else, he should come out if and when he's ready - there are plenty of virulent bigots who should be routed out, not somebody who is doing a lot of good in many areas, and what politician doesn't need work in others. Why not concentrate on them as well. If he is doing something that denies rights to others or harms people, that's one thing - but his private life is his.

Anonymous said...

Politics is a give and take business - you've got to compromise with others, sometimes diametrically opposed to you, in order to accomplish anything real. that's how the game is played, and it ain't gonna change anytime soon. It's unfair to single out one man.

Anonymous said...

... - but his private life is his

Not if he's really going to live a lie. I think that would be much worse than lying about a blowjob.

Anonymous said...

The operative word being "if", and if the only person he is harming is himself, we don't have the right to interfere.

Anonymous said...

And the same thing applies to anyone, Jake included, before someone asks. The way someone chooses to live their own life, as long as they don't hurt anyone else, is up to them. We may not like or agree with it, and we don't have to like or agree with it, but it's still up to them. They only have themselves to blame for how it turns out.

Anonymous said...

Gov. Crist is a highly ranked politician - such lies would be unacceptable in his case.

Anonymous said...

If it's a lie. He can choose to live with and marry anyone he wants to.

Anonymous said...

The way someone chooses to live their own life, as long as they don't hurt anyone else, is up to them.

It is not about personal choices.

It is about truthfulness and character.
Such details are important when we are talking about men who are in charge of our countries and our future.

Anonymous said...

People can marry for many reasons, if both parties agree. Love, companionship, status, to start a family, for political reasons and if both parties know this, are aware of everything and agree to it all, it's all perfectly up to them. Maybe he's bi, maybe now he wants to be with a woman, maybe his life has changed from when he was young. Maybe he is gay. Sexuality is fluid.

Anonymous said...

It is about truthfulness and character.

This is true if you can prove someone has lied and has bad character. You can't assume they have bad character and lie, unless you can back it up with facts, not rumor.

Anonymous said...

Of course, innocent until proven guilty.

Anonymous said...

It is about truthfulness and character.
Such details are important when we are talking about men who are in charge of our countries and our future.


Yes, people who run our country are held to a higher standard, but still are entitled by law to privacy and to a personal life, just like the rest of us, so I will say again, the way someone chooses to live their personal life, as long as they are not hurting anyone, is entirely up to them. You still have to prove they are liars and have bad character. If they lie to themselves, that doesn't hurt anyone but them.

Anonymous said...

Yes, 1:43, that's the premise our laws are based on, so that the majority's rights are protected. It isn't perfect, but it's the best in the world.

Anonymous said...

Gimme a break. He's a Republican, so he's not a good person. The rest of the details are beside the point.

Anonymous said...

^^Now there's a bright comment. Is it any wonder we're in the condition we're in in this country? There is not just one kind of Republican. You can't just generalize them all off as "bad people". Some Democrats ain't that great either, and I consider myself a Democrat. And regardless, since we have a two-party system, the Republicans ain't going away, so you've got to work together.

Anonymous said...

There are at least two kinds: greedy and bigoted.

Anonymous said...

What are you going to do about it?

Anonymous said...

I do plenty, I'm very politically active.

dorothy and toto too said...

Being closeted is a big deal if you're a politician because it affects the way they vote. Time after time closeted politicians have voted against gay rights, presumably because they're afraid of being found out. Toe-tapping Larry Craig, for example, recently sponsored yet another piece of legislation in defense of hetereosexual marriage. The other sponsor? Vitter, accused of soliciting prostitutes in New Orleans.

Anonymous said...

2:12 ITA. They run on an anti-gay agenda and get people roiled up against The Gays. Don't like em.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Gov. Crist is in the same category as Larry Craig and Vitter, that's what's unfair, to categorize them all together. I agree with you about them. So far, we don't know Crist's sexuality or if it has affected his vote, which I agree, it can. All I'm saying is give the guy a break for doing some good in a lot of areas.

Anonymous said...

Yeah but he's gay.

Anonymous said...

:D :D :D

"Crist's platform as a gubernatorial candidate included ... $3,000 subsidies to heterosexual adoptive parents"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Crist

I would like to believe there is such a thing as a Republican who is a decent human being, but you're going to have to show me one first.

Anonymous said...

Ouch!

Anonymous said...

More reeking. Sorry!

09/07/2008

Stressed Reese flees with kids

London life doesn’t seem to be agreeing with Reese ­Witherspoon, who yesterday fled her home and checked into a hotel. The Hollywood star moved out of the rented Notting Hill pad she’s been sharing with beau Jake Gyllenhaal and into a suite at a London hotel.

“She loved the surrounding area but didn’t like feeling so exposed,” a source tells theBuzz. “She wanted to feel more secure, so she decided to take the kids to a hotel for a couple of days.
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But as well as feeling unhappy in the house, Oscar-winner Witherspoon, 32, was also said to be upset by the number of paparazzi outside the property.
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http://thelondonpaper.typepad.com/thelondonblog/2008/07/stressed-reese.html

Anonymous said...

^^^ I think they used the worst picture of badly dressed Reese I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

The Hollywood star moved out of the rented Notting Hill pad she’s been sharing with beau Jake Gyllenhaal and into a suite at a London hotel.

They both looked pretty upset last night. Papparazzi sounds like just another excuse.

Anonymous said...

Money can buy privacy.

Reeke wants, needs and uses paparazzi.

Anonymous said...

It's self-publicising bollocks.

Anonymous said...

This whole London reeke tour has been amazing. I have never seen something so orchestrated. First of reese wanted to be found by the paps and anyone who doesn't realize that is silly. reese and reeke are publicity hoars.

First of all how can a women put her kids in a situation like this. She knows exactly what she is doing. Hopefully her a$$ will head back to the safety of Brentwood and the gates. I am sure the citizens of London will be crushed. Maybe reese thought she may be the next Peoples Princess. I say dont let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Anonymous said...

Reese looked upset? No, if you look closely, I think she didn't mind at all. In some of the pics she was even smirking. I don't think Jake minded the attention that much either.

Anonymous said...

Nothing can upset Reese. She has a lot of experience and expects problems during PR campaign.

Anonymous said...

I think they looked upset, but not by the papparazzi - something else. A disagreement between them?or with their dinner companion?

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that Jake was a bit drunk? I can't tell from the pictures.

Anonymous said...

The "dinner companion" was all smiles for the papz when he left the restaurant.

Anonymous said...

Maybe, God willing, this is the slow beginning of the end of Reeke. ITA 4:34PM, Reese does seem to be smirking in some of the restaurant pics. She seems to look pissy in car-which I think was directed at Jake.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that Jake was a bit drunk? I can't tell from the pictures.

I can't tell either. I've seen some pics of him drunk, but his eyes looked differently, I don't think he was this time.

UK Holy Moly said...

"Jake Gyllenhaal just needs a pile of Big Issues and he'll make a fortune. Dlisted"

[The Big Issue - street newspaper published on behalf of and sold by homeless people.]

Anonymous said...

A disagreement between them?

Supposedly they were cought kissing by the cloakroom.

Anonymous said...

ITA 4:34PM, Reese does seem to be smirking in some of the restaurant pics.

Reese was born with ugly smirk on her face.

Anonymous said...

4:51 PM

Is there a reason for trying to insult our intelligence?

Anonymous said...

Is there a reason for trying to insult our intelligence?

Hey, I didn't say this report was a true fact. It's still a gossip mag.

Anonymous said...

4:46 ooh ooh!! you have pix? can you link?

Anonymous said...

Reese looked upset? No, if you look closely, I think she didn't mind at all. In some of the pics she was even smirking. I don't think Jake minded the attention that much either.

ITA

Anonymous said...

To me he looks upset, not drunk.

Anonymous said...

5:04 there are no pics, but here's the article:

snog on menu

Anonymous said...

To me he looks upset, not drunk.

I think he just pretends to be upset and is quietly enjoying the show.

Anonymous said...

Article? LOL

Posted on OMG:

Also, I wouldn't believe anything that's written in the Daily Star. It makes the Sun look like the Times Literary Supplement in comparison.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the Daily Star article sounds like propaganda and disinformation. The photo shows Reese in a compleletely different mood than she was in.

Anonymous said...

Any reports about Bruckheimer during the snogfest?

Anonymous said...

The "dinner companion" was all smiles for the papz when he left the restaurant.

4:46 ooh ooh!! you have pix? can you link?


Check out WDW, someone mentioned Jerry's pic posted there.

Anonymous said...

here´s a pic of Reeke´s "dinner companion" smiling for the paps

Bruckheimer.

Anonymous said...

Any reports about Bruckheimer during the snogfest?

No.
Read those two sentences (an article, lol) behind the link. Just be prepared for an ugly Reese photo.

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

Reese making an ugly face - new pic

http://celebrityandstars.com/?p=3881

Anonymous said...

5:37, I see the same bodyguard that was at the museum with her and her kids.

Anonymous said...

Could be a driver.

Anonymous said...

5:22 thx!

Anonymous said...

Could be a driver.

Could be the driver, I agree. Looking at older pictures Jake's bodyguard look different. I wonder why Jake even needs a bodyguard?

Anonymous said...

^^looks^^

Anonymous said...

I wonder why Jake even needs a bodyguard?

Someone said it goes with the territory during movie promotions.

Anonymous said...

But you see him with the bodyguard even when he's not promoting a movie.

Anonymous said...

Like when?

Anonymous said...

Like when?

For instance when Jake and Reese went to Soho and during a shopping spree the bodyguard joined Jake. I know it was his bodyguard because I've seen him on many other pictures with Jake, in Rome, at an airport pulling Jake's baggage etc. IHJ has pictures of that.

Anonymous said...

He has always his assistants drive him. It seems Jake is using all the positive sides being a celebrity has offered.

Anonymous said...

Well, that was Avon and Reeke promotion, a business trip.

Anonymous said...

He has always his assistants drive him.

Not really, remember last few medical building visits?

I use other people to drive me around whenever I can - I hate looking for a parking space :)

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that Jake was a bit drunk? I can't tell from the pictures.

"Jake Gyllenhaal’s Drunken Night on the Town

Jake emerged looking…well, looking like this, in what I can only assume is a drunken haze. Perhaps he was just being silly, but Reese looks quite embarrassed to be seen with him!"

http://gravyandbiscuits.com/reese-witherspoon/jake-gyllenhaals-drunken-night-on-the-town/

PoP said...

Ubisoft has "no involvement" in Prince of Persia movie

“The new Prince of Persia film is a collaboration between [Prince of Persia creator] Jordan Mechner and Disney,” it said. “Ubisoft has no involvement.” - Ubisoft spokesperson

How weird is that? You'd think that Ubisoft would want to protect their franchise and make sure that the movie lives up to the reputation of the games.

http://www.nintendogalaxy.com/2008/07/ubisoft-has-no-involvement-in-prince-of.html

Anonymous said...

How weird is that? You'd think that Ubisoft would want to protect their franchise and make sure that the movie lives up to the reputation of the games.

Yeah, that is weird!

Anonymous said...

"Jake Gyllenhaal was so drunk he embarrassed his "GF" Reese Witherspoon! It must suck to have to drag you inebriated BF out of the gay bar twice a week!"

Nasty and funny.

PoP said...

Ubisoft "Not Involved" with Prince of Persia Movie

Hope you guys haven't already bought your tickets for the Prince of Persia movie: Ubisoft says they have no involvement in the film.

Isn't that essentially why so many past game-to-movie iterations have sucked? Because no one who owns the rights steps in and says "yo, this is bull$#!%, cut it out right now"? But as it happens, all hope may not be lost...

"The new Prince of Persia film is a collaboration between [Prince of Persia creator] Jordan Mechner and Disney," said an Ubisoft spokesperson. "Ubisoft has no involvement."

Oh, well, if the creator is involved, I guess that's different. I would have thought him a part of Ubisoft, but hey, we won't split hairs, so long as he keeps the ship sailing straight and true.

In addition, Ubisoft's recently-acquired Hybride Technology, known for the special effects work in 300 and Spy Kids, won't have anything to do with it, either, as they'll be too busy helping Ubisoft try to blur the line between games and movies.

http://www.kombo.com/article.php?artid=11400

PoP said...

“The new Prince of Persia film is a collaboration between [Prince of Persia creator] Jordan Mechner and Disney,” it said. “Ubisoft has no involvement.” - Ubisoft spokesperson

Would that mean that Ubisoft wouldn’t be involved in a game version of the film? That would be even stranger…if a game version of the movie happened, but Ubisoft wasn’t helming it.

http://gonintendo.com/?p=48983

Anonymous said...

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Maggie said...

Maggie Gyllenhaal Hates Fiancé's Love Scenes

Maggie Gyllenhaal is cool with onscreen nudity – so long as she's the one in the buff and not her actor-fiancé, Peter Sarsgaard.

"I hate it when Peter does a love scene," the actress, 30, admits in the August issue of Britain's Tatler. "He's very understanding – it doesn't seem to bother him [when I do one]." She'd like to keep it that way. "I'd hate it [if he was doing it]," she says. "I'd put up with it, I'd understand, but I wouldn't like it."

Gyllenhaal's breakout role was in the raunchy black comedy Secretary, in which she acted out a full frontal nude scene, something she won't necessarily be making a habit of. "After Secretary, people knew that I'd get naked, but I won't get naked for anything – only if it makes sense," she says.

Obviously happy in her own skin, the actress went on to act out steamy love scenes in Sherrybaby and even posed up for the British-based lingerie designer, Agent Provocateur, just six months after giving birth to her and Sarsgaard's daughter Ramona, born October 2006.

Loves Role as Mom
And the actress, soon to be seen as Batman's love interest in the much-anticipated The Dark Knight, couldn't be happier in her real-life role as Ramona's mom.

"Motherhood is incredible," gushes the actress. "It's brought me to my knees in an incredible way - it's so humbling."

And are the engaged, Brooklyn-based couple, soon to be walking down the aisle? "At some point in the next 20," she responds casually.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20211226,00.html

Anonymous said...

Reminder

True Hollywood Story
"Heath Ledger" (episode: #456)
Fri 7/11 9:00PM

ex-Batman said...

Kilmer: 'Ledger legacy is complete thanks to great roles'

Val Kilmer is happy pal Heath Ledger got to show off his acting talents in challenging roles before his untimely death - because now he'll be considered one of the greats.

The Doors star discovered a soulmate in Ledger but always worried the "interesting and successful" roles he played never showed his true talents. But, thanks to Brokeback Mountain and the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight, the late Aussie's legacy will be spot on.

Kilmer tells WENN, "I've known him for a number of years and there was a gravity to him that came up. "It's tough, but when I think about him, in terms of the tragedy of his life ending, I'm happy that he got to do a couple of roles that matched what he was capable of because he always seemed to me an actor doing interesting and successful work, but he was better than some of those roles."

Former Batman Kilmer and the new Joker Ledger met up a month before the latter died from an accidental drug overdose in January and Kilmer still has fond memories of their last meeting. He recalls, "He was very proud of having quit drinking. We were in a nasty smoke-filled club and I was drinking water and Heath's like, 'Hey, you're drinking water,' and I'm like, 'Yeah, you're drinking water too,' and he was excited about drinking water.

"He said he hadn't had a drink in about a year."

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/wenn/20080709/ten-kilmer-ledger-legacy-is-complete-tha-c60bd6d.html

Anonymous said...

My take on that is that Ubisoft isn't invoved in the movie - it doesn't say anything at all about any future video games. I wouldn't think they'd shut the door on any videogames. This comment is strictly about the movie itself.

Anonymous said...

I would have never guessed that Heath and Val knew each other.

Anonymous said...

Dlisted "Is Jakey-Poo Drunk?" comments:

To me, she always looks like an assistant buyer in handbags in a low class dept store like macy's. Reese, I mean.
-----

Wow, Reese is so embarrassed. I actually feel for her. He was probably screaming, "I'm tiiiired of livin' a LIE with this fish!!! A LIE, I tell you!!" Bitch needs to hold his liquor.

Reese needs coaching from Penny Cruz. She needs that I-don't-give-a-shit attitude to be a proper beard.

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

Whose New Home?

Frankly, we're not impressed with this pad. And that's not just because of what it represents. No, we're bigger than that. See, this is a picture of Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal's new London abode.What do we have to say about all this then?

How about: is that really the best you can do, Reese?

If we were moving in with Jake, we'd kick Queenie out of Buckingham Palace and give Jake the keys to the city. We wouldn't buy a ridiculously small blue (blue!) gaff with a dirty great big parking metre outside. Not to mention this place only seems to have three floors - pah.

When will this madness end?

Have a click through the gallery below to see how other celebs live...

http://showbiz.sky.com/whose-new-home

Anonymous said...

More reeking...

Pictures of Reese making ugly faces and threatening to join Jake in Morocco:

"Reese is said to be taking a four month break from working in which she is travelling back and forth from LA to London.

She is rumoured to join Jake in Morocco when his film Prince of Persia moves production there."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1034115/Going-gurn-The-faces-Reese-Witherspoon.html

Gov. Crist said...

Crist In Closet, Off Table

Florida governor Charlie Crist is maybe gay, but now he's engaged to a woman, so that he can be John McCain's Vice President.

Brilliant GOP political operative Roger Stone explains: "Politics runs on rumors and innuendo, and questions about bachelorhood persist. Getting engaged takes that off the table."

See? Now no one will ever call him gay again. Roger Stone's record of political genius continues!

http://gawker.com/tag/how-things-work/?i=5023850&t=crist-in-closet-off-table

Anonymous said...

Guess Reese doesn't want to let Jake out of her sight. Doesn't want anything to happen that might ruin her squeaky clean image.

Anonymous said...

Guess Reese doesn't want to let Jake out of her sight. Doesn't want anything to happen that might ruin her squeaky clean image.

Reese is the controlling stage mother and Jake is her needy whipped son.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Jake is sort of rudderless and Reese keeps him on track ... ?

not that they're romantically involved, but maybe like 2:05 says, more of a parent/child thing.

Anonymous said...

Shallow, bitter, fake-nice, impatient, spoiled, controlling...

I think Reese is a lousy mother and a lousy friend.

Anonymous said...

The Gays Love Their Dogs

Grey's Anatomy star TR Knight and his BOYfriend Mark Cornelson take their dogs to the groomers, and make time to mug for the cameras.

Cuteness ensues.

Click any photo to view all 11 photos of T.R. Knight and Mark Cornelson in the gallery!

Socialite Life

Anonymous said...

"Pictures of Reese making ugly faces and threatening to join Jake in Morocco:."

The gossip press, and Jake's pr firm, are spinning her decision to check into a hotel with the kids, and they're spinning it hard.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with many posters here who say Reeke is only good for Reese. Do you think people would talk about Jake as much if he wasn't with Reese? I don't think so. What a good image for him. He's with a cheated mother of two. What a good man. And no gay rumors. Very good for him.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with many posters here who say Reeke is only good for Reese.

Can't remember anyone saying that.

I know Reese is a bigger star but I'm convinced she's getting more (good PR) from this charade: Reese replaced "she's getting divorced, what happened?" with "she's dating Jake?" rumors, she's irresistible, she got her revenge, she's a perfect woman and mother and dog walker and personal trainer, she deserves to be happy, she's a strong woman, she’s supportive ... and more shit like that.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with many posters here who say Reeke is only good for Reese. Do you think people would talk about Jake as much if he wasn't with Reese? I don't think so. What a good image for him. He's with a cheated mother of two. What a good man. And no gay rumors. Very good for him.

Oh, absolutely. Anyone who thinks that Reeks doesn't work for both of them is, I'm sorry, delusional.

oops, freudian slip said...

Reeks = Reeke

Anonymous said...

E! Online video

Heath's Legend Lives On

Anonymous said...

I actually think the hot sexy bachelor image that he had before Reeke was good for him. The loving/caring family man/stepdad stuff works better for her. Now everyone just thinks their both boring.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting that 5:15pm

Anonymous said...

[quote]she's irresistible, she got her revenge, she's a perfect woman and mother and dog walker and personal trainer, she deserves to be happy, she's a strong woman, she’s supportive ... and more shit like that.[/quote]

LOL! Loved your comment.

blindmouse said...

People on DL officially said goodbye to Jake.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the link 5:15.

I think the special think about Heath was that he wasn't vain like so many male (and female) Hollywood actors are. He never wanted to capitalize on his looks. He has always been himself for better or worse. Sometimes he seemed cool and unapproachable, but that was probably due to his shyness. It's really a shame he's gone.

Anonymous said...

"People on DL officially said goodbye to Jake."

I'm sure Jake isn't heartbroken over that.

Anonymous said...

People on DL officially said goodbye to Jake.

More details please.

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG - not for a nanosecond said...

Oh, please!

The only people on DL that believe Jake is straight are the Babblers that spend hours and hours and hours trolling there attempting to counter each comment with evidence of Reeke by quoting/linking US Weekly, Hello, Star and every other tabloid.

The the DL regulars call their delusional bullshit for what it's worth.

That being said, I don't recall Datalouge being hailedas a definitive authority on anything except pointless bitchery.

The only place on the web that Jake is thought of as completely straight are the Reese ass kissing sites.

blindmouse said...

There's this thread on DL where some people starting saying he was straight and wasn't worth all the craziness. And that they'd given up. They shouldn't have obsessed over him so much. Someone said:" Goodbye Jake, we barely knew ye." I think this is a little bit sad.

I'm not saying this is my opinion, I'm just repeating what I've seen.

I'd give you a link but I can't log in right now. Maybe tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I don't care who Gov. Crist sleeps with. I judge a politician, regardless of party, on their overall record, and his is very good - for the environment, increasing spending for children's education and the raising of teacher's salaries, committment to climate change, emissions controls, prescription drug tracking for assurance of safety and proper health care, less expensive homeowners insurance, among other things. Perhaps he can be persuaded to support issues such as same sex adoption and same sex right to marry; he is not actively against same sex right to marry.

Did he change his stance on offshore drilling? Yes, but don't blame your politicians, people - wake up and smell the crude oil and be realistic. To satisfy America's unceasing demand for oil, it's got to come from somewhere, and you've got to make a compromise somewhere - it either has to come from overseas, sending American $$$ overseas - or we've got to drill for it here - either bulldozing through tundras of pristine wilderness in the arctic, or offshore. None of it is desirable, but look in the mirror before blaming politicians - until Americans can decrease their usage, get more fuel efficient automobiles, or change to alternative fuel sources, it's got to come from somewhere. He's trying to make the best compromise in a bad situation. At least with Gov. Crist's plan, royalties from oil pumped from state land will go to the Florida state budget, reducing the need to raise taxes and/or increasing services to the state, and keeping American $$$ in this country. So we shouldn't throw the baby out with the bath water just because of who someone is sleeping with.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a little bit sad.

I think you're a little bit of a troll. Jack Troll or Jack Bourassa troll to be more precise.

Anonymous said...

Jack isn't that bright, sorry. ;)

blindmouse said...

I'm not a troll. I just saw it and wanted to tell you. *pouts*

Anonymous said...

Re Gov Crist- Lying about your personal life speaks to your integrity. He's willing to beard to get ahead politically. What else is he willing to lie about? That's who you want to vote for? If a politician wants to keep his personal life private, that's fine. Then he shouldn't say anything. But he shouldn't LIE about it. Besides, it usually WILL come out to bite him on the ass anyway.

Anonymous said...

Jack isn't that bright, sorry. ;)

One of Jack Troll's signature moves is to pretend to be a TB and to be "saddened" by some news that portrays Jake as str8.

Anonymous said...

I think Jake looks quite good in the latest pap pictures. Did anyone else notice his eye make up, he used white eye pencil. To enhance the blue?

jake

Anonymous said...

But he shouldn't LIE about it. Besides, it usually WILL come out to bite him on the ass anyway.

No, he shouldn't. But you don't know that he is lying, and you shouldn't assume so. If it comes back to bite him in the ass, that's his problem.

Anonymous said...

Re Gov Crist- Lying about your personal life speaks to your integrity.

Bullshit. Going the extra mile for important issues speaks to your integrity. It's his business who he sleeps with.

Anonymous said...

That's who you want to vote for?

I'm not a Floridian, so I wouldn't get to vote for him. But I would vote on the basis of the issues, and not speculation about his sex life. Nobody knows if he's lying, yet. It's an example of dirty politics, making him look like a liar, simply because he could be running for VP. I'm a Democrat, but both sides play dirty.

Anonymous said...

Since we are on the subject ...

Queer Denials.

Anti-gay Alabaman Attorney General Troy King’s currently caught in quite the scandal: “A spokesperson for Alabama Governor Bob Riley denied that Attorney General Troy King is preparing to resign in the wake of a massive rumor campaign that has yet to be fully confirmed. The word is, according to multiple sources in Montgomery and elsewhere, that King was recently caught by his wife in a gay affair with a male aide and banished from his home.” Some are saying that King’s alleged gay lover is either an old college chum or a “very young youngster” from a local college. [Locust Fork and Wonkette]

Queerty

Anonymous said...

5:15 PM Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

I don't know much about Troy King (but I'll find out!), but if he's actively anti-gay, then the hell with him! ;)

Anonymous said...

^^This is the kind of thing that should be routed out.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice his eye make up, he used white eye pencil.

Nah, that kind of make up is tricky, he wouldn't risk hurting his eyes.

Anonymous said...

I hate lying politicians but it's the fact that in our society gay people are discriminated.

Anonymous said...

A lot needs to be changed, that's true. I'd like to see federal protection for sexual orientation and gender identity added to the Civil Rights Act for employment. It's up to individual states as of now.

Anonymous said...

I suspect that a very large proportion of men have some sexual attraction to men. Maybe 30%, maybe 60%. This "surprise he's a closet queen" business is really never any surprise.

But they think they are one-percenters and suppress it, and with that dishonest move they find they have to layer lots and lots more dishonesty on top of it until they are nothing but dishonest.

Anonymous said...

I suspect that a very large proportion of men have some sexual attraction to men. Maybe 30%, maybe 60%.

I wonder about this too; and I think it's very natural. It's only Western society and religions that stifles it. Lots of cultures recognized it, tolerated and/or and encouraged it in their cultures - feudal Japan (the beautiful way for samurai), Native American (two spirit people). This always sounds beautiful to me. :)

Anonymous said...

inner eyelids are glistening and whitish, esp. in certain light.

Anonymous said...

p.s on closer inspection, I mean the rims of the eyelids, not the inner eyelids

Anonymous said...

Ubisoft has no involvement with movie, Hybride studio

This comes as a huge blow to fans that want a faithful adaptation of the PoP franchise. A company spokesperson for Ubisoft, in speaking with CVG, said that Ubisoft has no involvement with Disney’s Prince of Persia movie:

“The new Prince of Persia film is a collaboration between [Prince of Persia creator] Jordan Mechner and Disney,” it said. “Ubisoft has no involvement.”

This also means that the recent acquisition of Hybride Technology by Ubisoft is completely unrelated to the Prince of Persia movie, some of us had hoped that the effects studio behind 300 would soon be coming aboard the project - though this latest news does put down these rumors, a further comment is encouraging:

“Hybride and Ubisoft will work together to share technology and develop tools in order to optimize the creation of both video games and visual effects. Ultimately, we expect to use the partnership to leverage our brands in the movie industry.”

http://persia.moviechronicles.com/2008-07/ubisoft-has-no-involvement-with-movie-hybride-studio/

Anonymous said...

I think you have a point about the white eyeliner - it's not painful or dangerous to do.

Ted said...

Baby on Surfboard

Lindsay Lohan ain’t the only one celebrating a birthday this month—it’s a baby bonanza, babes. This week, Nicole Kidman gave birth to baby girl Sunday Rose Kidman-Urban, and Matthew McConaughey welcomed bongo-bangin’ baby boy Levi Alves McConaughey. Both kids have a lot of common characteristics to chitchat about once they start talking—strange names, stranger parents.

Which kid do ya think will have a harder time being raised by these famous folks? Little Levi will prolly grow up to be an accountant or some other uptight, pencil-pushing nine-to-fiver, just to piss off his hippie dad. Kids love rules, so we hear, and we doubt daddy Matty’s got it in him to be a hard-nosed father figure who can discipline at will. Maybe he can call over uncle Jake Gyllenhaal to lay down the law when sonny boy destroys all of pop’s surfboards?

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG - Pop went the weasel said...

how ted words "destroys all of pop’s surfboards" is interesting too. not dad - pop. as in PoP. and surfboards/storyboards. wonder if matts loose lips was the start of reeke defense in the war for winning PoP.

Anonymous said...

I think you have a point about the white eyeliner - it's not painful or dangerous to do.

It can be painful and dangerous if you are clumsy like me. lol

good beard said...

George Clooney's ex Sarah Larson speaks about life after George

Actor George Clooney certainly knows how to stay on good terms with his exes, if a new interview with Sarah Larson is anything to go by. Clooney split with the former cocktail waitress in May after a year together. But if anyone expected her to be bitter about losing her grip on Hollywood's most eligible bachelor, think again.

"George is a great guy, a wonderful person. I don't regret spending time with him and he's a great person to get to know. "We still remain friends and have kept in touch. In fact, we spoke over the phone a couple of days ago. He's fun to be around, down to earth, laid back, funny and smart," she gushed to Hello! magazine.

And the Ocean's Eleven star is apparently a man of hidden talents. "Most people know George has a great sense of humour and is an adept storyteller, but I will always miss his extraordinary dance moves," Larson said. The 29-year-old met Clooney while waitressing in a Las Vegas cocktail bar. Thanks to their relationship, however, she is now moving on to bigger and better things.

"I have a lot of great opportunities, doors that have opened, and I have no complaints. "I make good money. I have a house. I have all the things I've always wanted. I'm in a good place," she said. "I've had some amazing offers come in, including one modelling campaign that may bring me to England soon.

"I can't talk about it yet because it's not a done deal. I hope it happens because I've never been to England and I'd love to spend some time there. "If I do end up there I could find a nice British boy. I'd be open to the idea. I hear they have a good sense of humour." The full interview is in this week's Hello! magazine.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/2264140/George-Clooney's-ex-Sarah-Larson-speaks-about-life-after-George.html

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I suspect that a very large proportion of men have some sexual attraction to men. Maybe 30%, maybe 60%.

I wonder about this too; and I think it's very natural.
It's only Western society and religions that stifles it. Lots of cultures recognized it, tolerated and/or and encouraged it in their cultures - feudal Japan (the beautiful way for samurai), Native American (two spirit people). This always sounds beautiful to me. :)

July 10, 2008 7:25 PM


The bolded part made me laugh.
You are so so wrong!
All patriarchal and traditional societies in Eastern Europe, Africa, Eastern Asia etc. are profound homophobes. Their churches are build on homophobia and mysogyny.

Western European society (and by extension, American and Australian)are the most tolerant regarding sexual orietation.

Anonymous said...

Check out the latest Truth Lies And Ted. He's giving it to good old Jake. Great stuff.

Anonymous said...

Religion and homosexuality

Though the relationship between homosexuality and religion can vary greatly across time and place, within and between different religions and sects, and regarding different forms of homosexuality and bisexuality, current authoritative bodies and doctrines of the world's largest religions generally view homosexuality negatively. This can range from quietly discouraging homosexual activity, to explicitly forbidding same-sex sexual practices among adherents and actively opposing social acceptance of homosexuality. Some teach that homosexual orientation itself is sinful[1], while others assert that only the sexual act is a sin. Some claim that homosexuality can be overcome through religious faith and practice. On the other hand, voices exist within many of these religions that view homosexuality more positively, and liberal religious denominations may bless same-sex marriages. Some view same-sex love and sexuality as sacred, and a mythology of same-sex love can be found around the world.
...

Wikipedia

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Check out the latest Truth Lies And Ted. He's giving it to good old Jake. Great stuff.


Don't get it at all. I really dont see a lot that Ted says that is giving it good to Jake. What am I missing?

Anonymous said...

Check out the latest Truth Lies And Ted

Truth, Lies and Ted - July 10

Anonymous said...

You are not missing anything, it was word for word what he mentioned in his column a few weeks ago about hiring a female assistant, calling him sexist.

He only adds that he has a lot that he like to keep to himself and men gossip more than women, which is BS, both gossip equally IMO.

And did i miss something, I though all of his PA's are/were women? Most of the PA's inHW are women so a man showing up for an interview would be rare. The sighting of Jake flying to the UK mentioned a female PA, bet it was the same blonde.

Ted was hoping for traction with this rumor and yes he says it's a rumor to cover, hoping it would be picked up elsewhere, but yet again it didn't, he tries though, it worked with Ben and Jennifer, he misses the attention he used to get.

Anonymous said...

Ted was hoping for traction with this rumor and yes he says it's a rumor to cover, hoping it would be picked up elsewhere, but yet again it didn't...

Yes, it was picked up elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

The sighting of Jake flying to the UK mentioned a female PA, bet it was the same blonde.

Did they actually say the woman is his PA? I remember reading someone saying that the woman is his therapist.

Anonymous said...

That UK guy from the plane isn't a die hard fan, he doesn't know Jake's people.

It could have been Jake's blonde manager.

Anonymous said...

And did i miss something, I though all of his PA's are/were women?

Matthew Katz-Frost - former Jake PA/confidante/suspected Ted source for Toothy Tile and Austin's friend.

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG Feb 6, 2008:

btw Matt Frost was a crew member on Donnie Darko and Jake's asst in Moonlight mile.
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Some people think that Matt is one of Ted's prime Toothy sources.
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Matthew Katz-Frost was Jake's P.A. on at least three films...in addition to the two mentioned above, he was also listed in the credits for TDAT as P.A.

Anonymous said...

7:36AM: Where was it picked up? I'm talking about a mainstream pick up not a blog like queerty or some obscure blog that quickly died, that's what Ted craves, like his Ben and Jennifer story, which was squashed, true or not.

7:45: Where did you here that it was his therapist since the person that described the encounter probably doesn't know what his people look like.

Frost="suspected" we haven't seen Matthew publically with Jake for over 2 years after seeing pap pics of them going back to '02 - '06 in both business and personal situations. That's a along time to start looking for replacements.

I always thought that the brunette was the replacement, started seeing her with him in early '07.

Frost looks like he severed ties with Jake, he was hanging around hoping to get involved with Jake's production Co. Nine Stories, but Jake doesn't talk about that anymore and if he does, Katz would not be a part of it.

Katz was still hanging around with Kiki, there were pics of them last year and of him and Austin early this year. They were all a part of a group of people I hear that Jake used to hang with but no longer.

If Katz was the source then he really is an asshole. He and Jake became friends during DD where Katz was a production assistant, they were even roomates in LA before he moved in with Kiki in 2002, let him sublet the palce in LA and Katz used that place in LA when he visited since he really lives in NY, Katz then subleted the place to other friends, Jake also introduced him to some people in HW, what a jerk if true.

Would explain why Ted's "sources" died and he was forced to make up shit or use "info" from fans sending him BS. I wonder what Jake did to him for him to do soemthing like that if true? I'm sure Ted wasn't paying him. How many stories were BS being fed to Ted if he was the source and if so why?

I noticed that onKatz's site, his Bio doesn't mention any Jake connection, I thought he worked as a production assistant on a few of Jake's films like DD and I thought TDAT, he even did a short film on it, and yet I don't remember seeing it on his site/resume.

No wonder Jake looks like he has kicked is HW "friends" to the curb.

Katz was born in the UK and was raised in France, nuff said.

Anonymous said...

8:22 AM

Trolly,

do try to keep you knickers on.
LOL

Anonymous said...

The Good Girl and Proof were the other two I think, and again I don't expect to have him list him being a PA on his site, but he was part of the DD crew and he made that short film with TDAT actors that was shown in the IFC channel, unless I missed it I didn't see it.

Looking at his pictures he took of celebrties, I noticed Austin and Kik in the mix but no Jake, find it hard to believe he NEVER took any pictures of Jake for all the years he was with him yup, cut out completely.

Anonymous said...

... he made that short film with TDAT actors that was shown in the IFC channel

It's somewhere on the Net, I saw it long time ago.

Anonymous said...

6:40 - I was speaking in a historical context, and the difference view of West and East. Christianity is a major force behind intolerance, and when they brought their religions to the New World and the Middle and Far East, they actively condemned homosexuality and took steps to discourage what was in some cultures accepted and respected. I'm not talking today, or just simply tolerance.

Anonymous said...

Why, do you find it LOL?? Because it's true? Why would Katz completely ignore any association with Jake? I think that would be a plus to mention that he was a production assisitant on a cult film like DD or that the IFC Channel aired one of his short films, along with the music video credits he listed and his photographs. Is he ashamed? Was it not a big deal to him? He was with him and that group fora long time, it looks like there was a falling out.

Katz is a little piggy if speculation is true and karma is a bitch, what a nasty bunch of "friends" no wonder Jake has severed ties.

Anonymous said...

8:35 AM

True?
You do NOT KNOW what happened. You are just gossiping and speculating like the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Is Matthew Katz-Frost gay?

Anonymous said...

Send Frost an e-mail and ask if he is gay, i'm sure he has one on his site the little piggy.

Anonymous said...

Good idea 8:51 AM, I'll do that.

Anonymous said...

According to Frost's imdb page he was Jake's PA o TDAT, MM, BB and was a set prodction assistant on DD and he also did that short for IFC with TDAT actors, so if it's listed there and not on his resume onhis site than that is suspicious.

Anonymous said...

BIO

Matthew was born in London and grew up in the south of France before relocating to the United States to study at the University of California at Berkeley.

A couple short films led him to directing music videos for bands like Alan Braxe and M83. He has since been involved in several film and photography projects, co-writing the Larry Clark feature "Wassup Rockers".

He recently completed "Jalouse", a half hour short that he wrote and directed for the ten year anniversary of the magazine Jalouse.

Matthew lives in New York and spends most of his time between France and Los Angeles directing commercials, music videos and taking pictures.
As a photographer he has collaborated with several international publications such as Jalouse, LOfficiel, Le Monde, El Pais, Nylon and Teen Vogue.

mkfrost@mac.com

http://www.matthew-frost.com/

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

"Reeke arriving at the Eurostar terminal in London on Thursday"

link

Anonymous said...

Strong woman carries her own bags. lol

Anonymous said...

That's nother bag, that's her purse!

Paris?

spoof said...

The latest remake of the well-known classic...

Three McConaugheys and a Baby

Anonymous said...

Oh no, he's not looking too good here. I'm sure for the movie they'll fix his hair and a goatee (his character is supposed to wear one) looks good on everyone. I'm hopeful.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, not a goatee, that would be terrible.

Anonymous said...

He looks terrible.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure for the movie they'll fix his hair and a goatee (his character is supposed to wear one) looks good on everyone.

An action hero with a goatee - that can't be right! lol

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