Thursday, 28 August 2008

Golden Boy

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham won gold in the men's 10m platform event at the Beijing Olympics.

Matthew Mitcham
July 2, 2008

In August, diver Matthew Mitcham will become the first openly-gay Australian to compete in an Olympic Games.

In many ways, Matthew Mitcham is just your regular 20-year-old gay guy.

He lives in inner Sydney, he has a boyfriend, his favourite club is Arq. He loves to watch The Simpsons, Futurama and Queer As Folk. His favourite music is by The Presets, Kate Miller-Heidke and Missy Higgins.

But Matthew Mitcham is not your regular 20-year-old gay guy.

Not only is he an elite member of Australia’s Olympic diving team, but last month he became headline news around the world.

The reason? For being gay.

A casual remark to a journalist during an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald led to a flurry of international publicity. The Herald put Mitcham on its front page. In Britain, national daily newspaper The Independent carried an article under the headline ‘Gay diver breaks Australian sporting taboo’.

Respected British daily The Guardian, rarely interested in Antipodean affairs, chimed in with an opinion piece asserting that while “Australia is an enlightened place these days, Australian sport, on the other hand, is not.” Mitcham had committed “a brave act indeed by coming out”, it said.

But the person at the centre of it all sees things differently.

Speaking to SX during a break from training at the Sydney Aquatic Centre in Homebush, Matthew Mitcham is nonplussed by all the fuss.

“It’s not really a big deal,” he says. “It’s not like I’m a different person. It’s not like I was straight before. So nothing really has changed.”

In fact, Mitcham doesn’t even agree that he ‘came out’ last month.

“I came out years ago. All that happened recently was that I was doing an interview with the Herald and there was a pretty innocuous question, ‘Who do I live with?’ and I just said ‘my partner Lachlan’. And the journalist was really excited – she thought it was absolutely wonderful!”

While Mitcham, who came out to friends and family at age fourteen (Mum’s reaction: “Well, duh!”), doesn’t see his sexuality a big deal, he’s not naïve about his position as Australia’s highest-profile out gay sportsman. He’s aware that other people do see it as “a big deal” and he’s happy to wear the mantle of ‘role model’ for young gay guys.

“Being in my position, it’s inevitable,” he concedes. “There’s not really much choice. If someone looks up to you, then you’re a role model. And I’m happy with that. I just hope I do a good job – I’m not perfect!”

He certainly bears the markings of a good gay role model: he’s successful, attractive and he’s not shy about speaking up on queer issues. When asked for his view on same-sex marriage, for instance, he has no compunction slamming Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

“I’m not happy with Kevin Rudd,” he says, bluntly. “Kevin Rudd’s opinion of marriage as something that’s only between a man and a woman is quite narrow-minded. During the election campaign he was all about appearing young and cool, but his views on gay marriage make him look quite old-fashioned.”

Similarly, Mitcham doesn’t hold back when quizzed about criticism of his ‘coming out’. When the Herald story was initially published, this journalist overheard two women on a train explaining to each other’s satisfaction why it was ‘ridiculous’. “Why don’t heterosexuals come out as straight?” harrumphed one. “They’re just obsessed with their sexuality,” sneered the other. I ask Mitcham for his response to this line of thinking.

“That’s a really uneducated, unworldly view,” he replies. “And you know what? Straight people talk about their sexuality all the time. They talk about the opposite sex, they talk about their wives, their husbands, their marriage. Those are all heterosexual discourses, and they do talk about them all the time. So those ladies didn’t think their comments through very well.”

But of course, gay politics is not Mitcham’s primary focus right now. He’s under a punishing training schedule ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games, where he hopes to bring back gold for Australia in the ten-metre platform and three-metre springboard events.

He’s already won gold this year at the 2008 Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“All my energy is focused on Beijing right now,” says a tenacious Mitcham. “I’ve been diving since I was eleven, so it’s been nine years of work leading up to this.”

Whether he brings back the gold or not, something tells me we’ll be hearing a lot more of Matthew Mitcham.

Source: Making a splash by Peter Hackney

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MM said...

A retrospect of Matt's dives in Beijing, including his Gold medal dive and the medal ceremony:

Matthew Mitcham in action

MM said...

An brief interview after the ceremony - Mattew, his mother and partner:

Interview with Matthew Mitcham after the gold medal

Anonymous said...

Matthew is adorable and smart.

Anonymous said...

“I came out years ago. All that happened recently was that I was doing an interview with the Herald and there was a pretty innocuous question, ‘Who do I live with?’ and I just said ‘my partner Lachlan’. And the journalist was really excited – she thought it was absolutely wonderful!”

:)

Anonymous said...

Similarly, Mitcham doesn’t hold back when quizzed about criticism of his ‘coming out’. When the Herald story was initially published, this journalist overheard two women on a train explaining to each other’s satisfaction why it was ‘ridiculous’. “Why don’t heterosexuals come out as straight?” harrumphed one. “They’re just obsessed with their sexuality,” sneered the other. I ask Mitcham for his response to this line of thinking.

“That’s a really uneducated, unworldly view,” he replies. “And you know what? Straight people talk about their sexuality all the time. They talk about the opposite sex, they talk about their wives, their husbands, their marriage. Those are all heterosexual discourses, and they do talk about them all the time. So those ladies didn’t think their comments through very well.”


Matthew is adorable, smart and very polite.

Anonymous said...

THE INTERNET

Pointing out uncomfortable things since 1996.

WTF Motivational poster

Anonymous said...

Bad beard!

Sarah Larson seems to have a roving eye. Sin City sources say that while the former cocktail waitress, who's trying to kick- start a modeling career, was dating Clooney, she "came to Vegas for a weekend and cheated on him" with a media mogul.

Larson and Clooney broke up earlier this summer. Sources said it was because they had little in common and because Larson insisted on getting breast implants. But, ever the gentleman, Clooney helped promote her new career before he dumped her, and she got a spread in Harper's Bazaar and a few runway gigs at LA Fashion Week.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/08282008/gossip/pagesix/hands_on_weekend_in_vegas_126391.htm

Moon Project tidbit said...

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) appointed Alli Shearmur President of Motion Picture Production. Alli, who had been Co-President of Production at Paramount Studios 2005 to 2007, is currently producing director Doug Liman's new film written by Dan Mazeau and starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to "Everybody's doing it" for posting this in the previous thread:

AUG 27 -- Chuck Todd Suggests Crist's Marriage Is A Sham: On MSNBC, the analyst says the wedding may be off if Crist isn't picked as McCain's VP.

MSNBC pundits this morning discussed potential running mates for John Mccain and whether there is a "glass ceiling" for unmarried individuals in politics. After Andrea Mitchell floated Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL) as an example, Joe Scarborough noted that Crist is engaged. Chuck Todd suggested the engagement may be staged so Crist can be Vice President.

As the group laughed, Andrea Mitchell remarked, "That is so mean." "Wow," said Scarborough.

Anonymous said...

go to Google, type in Charlie Crist. If you have that feature that calls up frequent google search phrases, the next 2 phrases are "Charlie Crist gay" and "Charlie Crist is gay"

Anonymous said...

McCain's team must be googling a lot before they make their decision lol

Anonymous said...

A heterosexual Crist would probably lock in Florida's 27 electoral votes for McCain. And a gay Crist? woo hoo! :)

Everybody's doing it said...

DL comment:

Long before Anne Heche became a household name, her sister wrote an incredible memoir called "Anonymity: The Secret Life of an American Family." Their father, Don Heche, was one of the first men to die of AIDS. Naturally, he was leader of several church choirs and a devout Christian, and a delusional narcissist living a double life replete with sexual shame. It's a fascinating read, short, extremely well written and I think you can buy it for a $2 used off of Amazon. One of my favorite books of all time.

Anonymous said...

"Florida banned gays and lesbians from adopting children in the 1970s. As of March 2008, it is the only state that has such a ban. Crist has said he opposes any change to the ban.

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


Wikipedia on Charlie Crist

CNN said...

John McCain has decided on his running mate and will officially reveal his pick on Friday in Ohio, multiple sources tell CNN.

A knowledgeable Republican source says there the matter was settled at a major meeting of McCain's advisers Wednesday.

CC said...

Chuck Todd Questions Charlie Crist’s Engagement

I’ve generally liked Chuck Todd’s emergence as a TV talking head, but I’m not really sure it’s appropriate to just allege without evidence that Charlie Crist is entering into a sham engagement:

[video]

The best thing about Todd when he first emerged as an on-air personality was that he was sticking so rigorously to the facts, the numbers, and the ins-and-outs of the Democratic Primary rule. It was like the kind of strictly business coverage you usually get at National Journal (where, of course, he used to work) except on television. But I suppose one problem with television is that if you do well on it, you get pushed to do more-and-more TVesque stuff like this.

Check out the comments:

Yglesias

Anonymous said...

Oooooooh I hope it's Charlie!!

Crist staff members relax after a long, intense, pounding campaign.

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Anonymous said...

Crist staff members relax after a long, intense, pounding campaign.

Ah, that's Wikiality!

"And Crist doesn't know that cute kid who may or may not have said all those shocking things about him. Never met the kid."

Cute kid!

Anonymous said...

Crist staff members relax after a long, intense, pounding campaign.

"We have to keep it up for The Candidate," said one attractive young aide. "Charlie never gave up. There was never even a hint that he would pull out. It just wasn't the right time. The Candidate just kept pounding on the issues at every campaign stop. He was relentless. Re-lent-less!"

Another aide, hanging on his shoulder (to hear every word) added, "The Candidate gave a totally deep, penetrating, hard-hitting analysis of the issues facing our state. We hit on every corner and bulge of the state. The Candidate was unstoppable. Outstanding! Fabulous!"

LOL

ent lawyer said...

A Threesome For Kirsten Dunst

It seems as if a tug of war has developed between the US and the UK. No, it isn't anything serious, but rather a fight between the tabloids as to who Kirsten Dunst is f**king. As you know, here in the US, no one can even breathe because they are so excited at the possibility of Kirsten f**king Justin Long. I mean people are losing sleep planning her shower and wedding in their minds and how she will finally wear clothes that have been washed.

Meanwhile, over in the UK, they have Kirsten f**king Andrew Vanwyngarden who is in the band MGMT, and who used to have a girlfriend who f**ked Kirsten's ex boyfriend Johnny Borrell. All sounds like one big pile of STD's if you ask me. One big, messy, bacteria infested love circle. But, no matter, their life, their private parts.

So, as it stands, I don't really care who Kirsten is with. I find it interesting that anyone really is that hot for her. She's skinny, doesn't shower much and seems to always have a very confused look about her. Kind of like the female Keanu Reeves. See, now they would make a great couple. They could go for weeks without showering or saying a word. Drink quietly together in the dark while watching Bill & Ted.

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2008/08/threesome-for-kirsten-dunst.html

time machine said...

Jonathan Jaxson ("former Hollywood publicist turned celebrity blogger and Hollywood gossiper") is finally shutting down his lame blog on Sept 1.

If you recall, JJ was the one planning to make a big announcement about Jake and his secret baby.

Back on 10.24.2007, JJ wrote:

"It is been alleged that Jake Gyllenhaal and his long time secret partner Austin Nichols, allegedly, became parents of a baby boy last Wednesday night through a planned cesarean via a surrogate. The baby was born at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Hollywood, CA. While Jake is off jet setting promoting his current film, Austin is said to be at home with a nanny tending to the new born allegedly."

"I placed a call to Austin's father just moments ago who had acted completely oblivious and only had to say "your funny..." and then ended the call."

"Not so sure if I believe this or not. There have not been any photos or anything that have surfaced. The 'source' and supposed 'friend' of Jake's sent me the email to continue by stating Perez Hilton had purchased a photo of them leaving the hospital but has yet to post it."

"I contacted Perez Hilton who said this was untrue. Frankly, I am over the whole Jake Gyllenhaal gay stories. I know he has at least been bi, but whether he is for sure with Austin now or having a baby, I am clueless at this point until I see photos. So all the information above is allegedly.

Life moves on and I am now boycotting Jake Gyllenhaal GAY STORIES and any stories pertaining to Britney Spears.

I will close with stating the NY Post 'Blind Item' regarding a closeted actor on Monday was told to me by a staff member there that it refereed to Jake Gyllenhaal. I am lost and don't really care anymore!!! The end result. Jake is a very handsome man and a very very talented actor. Gay or not!!!"


Postscript: In July 2008, JJ wrote that he had fired his lawyers in the case Mario Lavandeira had against him. He also says that's the only lawsuit there ever was against his blog, so it seems Jake did not sue to shut him up.

Jonathan Jaxson said...

August 20, 2008

Many of you have written and asked me questions you want answered. Here are some of them now in a series I will be doing over the next week...

Why are you ending the blog?
As I have said times before, some things lose their luster. I will still keep those of you interested updated on my Kyte channel. www.kyte.tv/jjsdirt. Here I will also conduct celebrity interviews from time-to-time.

Are you still involved with any lawsuits?
NO! There are no lawsuits. There was only one actually the whole time the blog existed and its gone.

http://www.jjsdirt.com/

time machine 2 said...

From JJ's blog...

8.27.2007
Jake Gyllenhaal GAY!!
I received an e-mail last week that I decided to further investigate, regarding the sexuality of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The e-mail came from a man who is in the entertainment industry that has worked closely with Gyllenhaal and others. Read the e-mail in "" below.

(photos)
Jake & Unknown Man
Austin Nichols & Jake
Rumored Romance Chris Fischer

"Jake Gyllenhaal has been dating the same guy for years."

Jake has been dating this guy for years, even before he broke up with Kirsten Dunst. Kirsten Dunst found out about his bf and confronted him at Chateau Marmont. The confrontation was loud and they broke up right there. News of their break-up followed a few days later.

I'm pretty surprised you haven't heard. It's the worst kept secret in Hollywood. Jake publicly walks around holding hands and kissing his bf in public on both coasts and even vacations with him. Pictures have even circulated around the internet. I've seen them. "

After speaking to some of those in Hollywood, it seems Jake's personal life has been no real secret. So why not just come out and live your life as you are? What is the problem with being true to yourself in today's America and living the life you desire?

There have been conflicting reports of who the 'bf' may actually be. Above is three photo's of guys that it may possibly be. Perez Hilton and many others have hinted to Jake's sexuality but never have come out with the actually 'story.' Jake Gyllenhaal has been linked with actor Austin Nichols and Chef Chris Fischer. There is also another gentleman he has been linked to. I am certain by days end I will have the name of who the 'bf' really is and will update you.

"Image is everything for those in the public eye and they are always under scrutiny. Many pretend to lead a life in the public that is quite different from their actual life. Maintaining a favorable persona is an intricate part in dictating the future of one's career. Accordingly, many public figures prefer to keep their personal lives private, but many times that task is difficult to preserve"

Then there are the other Hollywood men I have learned for a FACT have indeed been sexually involved with other men:
Vin Diesel
Keanue Reeves
Matt Dallas
The closet continues to open friends...At least from my part!!!

(Some information has been removed per not having 100% of the facts.)


LMFAO at this last sentence.

Anonymous said...

JJ is a gullible idiot. He’s such a tool.

Anonymous said...

Ted didn't give any details but he practically confirmed JJ's Baby Tile story.

Anonymous said...

At least we know that JJ knows that Jake has at least been bi!!!!! ;)

Perhaps JJ was the pawn of a brilliantly subversive PR counter-propaganda technique. By pushing the rumor to the extreme you make it ridiculous and discredit the small portion that was possibly true.

Ted is treading on that line, too.

Anonymous said...

1:10 It was Ted who started the Baby Tile story last spring and then JJ posted in on his blog last fall along with a few things Ted put in his BIs about TT. Then Ted said the story wasn't true and now he started again with it.

I'm sorry but a guy who would put a video of himself masturbating online (JJ) on Perez' false promises to help him get a name is nothing more than an absolute moron.

Anonymous said...

I suspect Perez was feeding JJ information he couldn't use now that he's brown-nosing pr.

Anonymous said...

Then Ted said the story wasn't true...

Huh?

Anonymous said...

Don't you mean JJ "confirmed" Ted's story? JJ's stuff on Jake was nothing but recyled TT BI's that were sent to him including the baby crap, Ted 1st mentioned that TT and his bf were adopting in Jan '07 then in March he updated it to surrogate. JJ did the Jake story in Aug. '07 and then the follow up that the baby was born in Oct. '07.

I always thought that he didn't act alone, that someone fed him that because they wanted the whole story to go mainstream and was pissed that it was just Ted/and the the internet blogs talking about it so they used JJ and his connections to NE which he boasted about.

Well it all blew up in his face and that part of Ted's TT story, the baby made him lose a lot of readers.

The thing is who sent him that info? It could have been any member of Jake's online fandom, it's so easy, they just found someone dumb enough.

Anonymous said...

1:10 It was Ted who started the Baby Tile story last spring and then JJ posted in on his blog last fall...

... and now Ted said the story is true.

Anonymous said...

The thing is who sent him that info? It could have been any member of Jake's online fandom, it's so easy, they just found someone dumb enough.

It could've been anyone, the TT BIs were Ted's most popular BIs and it was obvious TT is Jake.

Anonymous said...

^^ I don't know what to believe anymore!

I think JJ got played with a 5th-hand story where many of the details were mixed up. He's a moron, in any case.

Ted, who is not at all a moron (despite his ridiculous way with the English language), believes he has the real goods on TT. Just because he's leaking the details drop by drop doesn't mean that they're not as true as his haircolor.

Ted IS a natural blonde, yes? I believe he is.

Anonymous said...

Don't you mean JJ "confirmed" Ted's story?

No, BT is Ted's story. Ten months after no one believed JJ's "Baby is born!" story, Ted said "Yes, there is a BT".

Anonymous said...

If the baby story made people question Ted’s credibility and he lost a lot of readers over this, then why after a year and a half he is confirming there is a baby Tile when he would have dropped this subject. He must be very sure about his source.

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Anonymous said...

"... then why after a year and a half he is confirming there is a baby Tile when he would have dropped this subject."

Babytile is now a codeword for "Jake is bearding with a woman with children." It means nothing else.

Anonymous said...

ITA

In "Reeke" circumstances, baby tile story is more juicy no ?

Anonymous said...

Babytile is now a codeword for "Jake is bearding with a woman with children." It means nothing else.

Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

"If the baby story made people question Ted’s credibility and he lost a lot of readers over this, then why after a year and a half he is confirming there is a baby Tile when he would have dropped this subject. He must be very sure about his source."

a bit naive no ?

Anonymous said...

If Ted wanted something juicy to keep TT alive and attract readers, then he would have made up something different, not repeat something so big that made him loose readers before.

I think there is something in the baby story or Ted would have dropped it.

Anonymous said...

In "Reeke" circumstances, baby tile story is more juicy no ?

And more unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

2:34 PM

Ted can't attract new readers since Jake isn't ambiguous about his sexuality anymore and he's bearding, plus Jake’s star factor has diminished a lot but TT remains Ted's most popular BI nonetheless so why not keep it going. He doesn't need to prove the baby's real as long as he claims BT's in hiding everything works.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ 2:34 PM#2

Ted said...

New "Truth, Lies and Ted" video and few screen captures:

Truth, Lies and Ted video
Timberlake off the market?
Dick in the Box 1
Dick in the Box 2

Anonymous said...

"He doesn't need to prove the baby's real as long as he claims BT's in hiding everything works."

Yeah

Besides everything works cause Ted keeps talking about jake under a pseudo. He never won't say " jake G is gay , lives with his boyfriend and have a child" never!
first he would make himself a total fool and he knows it and secondly his story wouldn't be interesting anymore.
At last if he does , maybe some mainstream mags would take the new on their cover and jake would have to deny in a clear way, the end of tooth saga then.

For now everything is right and everybody is happy , Ted won't change an "affair" which works so well.

Anonymous said...

"In "Reeke" circumstances, baby tile story is more juicy no ?

And more unbelievable."

not so much for people ready to believe LOL

Anonymous said...

4:26 PM

More unbelievable for everyone who reads Ted's gossip.

Anonymous said...

first he would make himself a total fool and he knows it and secondly his story wouldn't be interesting anymore

Huh? Ted said Jake and TT are bearding. All his readers KNOW that he's talking about Jake.

Anonymous said...

"first he would make himself a total fool and he knows it and secondly his story wouldn't be interesting anymore

Huh? Ted said Jake and TT are bearding. All his readers KNOW that he's talking about Jake."

You missed the point.

Wasn't talking about his readers but more about the others :gossip community on net and mags.
Of course even people who aren't interested in Ted BI heard about Tooth and of course everybody on gossip comunity know jake is the main "suspect".
BUT Let's be realistic , the story makes smile and Ted would make himself ridiculous if he out jake now with the babe tale specially after the JJ jackson 's crash.
He simply won't because he's all but stupid.

Keeping "Tooth" pseudo is convenient for everyone, readers included.

Anonymous said...

He simply won't because he's all but stupid.

I think Ted likes his job = he can't out Jake. Let's not forget that one needs indisputable proof for real outing.

Ted decided to continue "with the babe tale specially after the JJ jackson 's crash".

Anonymous said...

If Ted could prove that there is a Baby Tile and that Jake is the biological father then he could out Jake. He would "out" Reese at the same time and could kiss his gossip career goodbye.

Q said...

Milo Tells On 'Don't Ask'

Oft-shirtless actor Milo Ventimiglia recently came out against Don't Ask, Don't Tell to homo-journo Brandon Voss:

When it comes down to it, gay or straight, you’re holding a weapon and fighting for our country, so sexuality seems irrelevant. It bothers me that in this day and age people are still looked at differently for having a sexual orientation that isn’t in agreement with an old institution such as the military.

That being said, I can understand why a gay person in the military would just not want to say anything about it, because it would probably attract unnecessary attention. At the same time, it makes me sad to think that people can’t live their life openly, thinking that they won’t be accepted.


Ventimiglia also tells Voss that his sister used to dress him up as Madonna and he wanted blogger Perez Hilton to draw cum all over his face.

Stars - they're just like us!

Queerty

Milo Ventimiglia said...

Big Gay Following: Milo Ventimiglia

You’re the toast of the gay gossip blogs. Do you follow what those queens say about you?
I’m very aware of all the blog sites and the kind way that they’ve treated me. It’s very flattering and funny. I met Perez Hilton when I was at a Super Bowl party in Miami with a bunch of my agents. He walked past me, and I stopped him and said, “Excuse me. Hey, my name is Milo.” And he’s like, “Yeah. Hi.” I said, “Hey, man, I’ve checked out your site a handful of times, and you do some pretty cool stuff on there. You gotta do me a favor: Next time you post a picture of me, just put tons of come on my face. Tons. I mean, load it up.” And he started laughing, so it broke the ice. I was like, “Look, man, I’m so flattered that you even take an interest in my career or the happenings surrounding me, so I appreciate it.”

He once fantasized that you and John Krasinski might be a couple based on a photograph taken at a hockey game.
Yeah, that was funny. And to John’s left was Steve Carell, but he got cropped out of the picture. I was like, Why you cropping Steve Carell out, man? That guy’s the superhero!

OK, so maybe John doesn’t do it for you. So who does?
Two of notoriety right now are Seth Green and John Mayer. I think that a bromance, bro-crush, or however you want to tag it is really when you have an affinity or a respect for someone, a kind of symbiotic relationship where you’re learning as much as the other party is learning. There are definitely men who I admire, and hopefully there are guys who look to me for inspiration in their lives. I mean, my two closest friends and I are ridiculous for one another. I say about my best friend [Russ Cundiff] -- he and I have a production company together -- that we’re married three times over.

On this year’s AfterElton Hot 100 list you came in at 38 between Mario Lopez and Ryan Gosling. Is that a fair ranking?
[Laughs] I guess. I haven’t thought too much about my placement within the community. That reminds me of how Maxim does those hot 100 lists -- it’s like, Who gives a shit, man? In fact, I think it’s kind of silly for me to be on there. I have a hard time thinking about myself in regard to things like that.

Who do you think won?
Um… Brad Pitt? Zac Efron?

Good guesses, but it was Jake Gyllenhaal.
It was? I’d put him up there too. Well, let me ask you: What is it that a gay guy looks for or first notices in another guy?

The absence of a shirt.
[Laughs] There you go. And now you can flip that one back on me because I did quite a bit of that last year.

http://www.advocate.com/issue_story_ektid59795.asp?page=2

Anonymous said...

Good guesses, but it was Jake Gyllenhaal.
It was? I’d put him up there too. Well, let me ask you: What is it that a gay guy looks for or first notices in another guy?


Did he imply something or what?

Anonymous said...

Yeah he implied that he, along with the voters of AfterElton's Hot 100, thought Jake should be top of the list, too.

mae west said...

Re: Anon 5:59;

What if Ted is blackmailing Jake and Austin? They either got tired of paying. Do you think Ted is the modern day Hedda Hopper?

5:59 PM said...

No, I don't think so.

"California extortion, including bribery and blackmail are serious criminal offenses usually charged as a felony. These crimes are punishable by up to 4 years in state prison and / or fines of up to ($10,000) ten thousand dollars or more."

OT - Too Much Love Will Kill You said...

Duchovny enters rehab for sex addiction

“Californication” and “X-Files” star David Duchovny has checked into rehab for sex addiction, his lawyer Stanton “Larry” Stein confirmed to Access Hollywood.

“I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction,” the actor said in a statement released to Access. “I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family.”

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous to think jaustin are blackmailing Ted. But Jake did piss Ted off a couple weeks ago. Jake allegedly was bragging to others that Ted would never out him. Ted made some comments in his column to the effect of don't think I won't out you. Can't recall the date. It was only a matter of time until Ted took the gloves off.

Anonymous said...

There were rumors a few years ago that Ted was using blackmail, I think he was asking for sex: Let me blow you or else. I think someone posted it on ONTD.

He also had a falling out with the people over at Defamer, and one of the ownwers implied that Ted was using stories being shared at AA meetings and spinning them into BI's substituting the poor waitress or clerks confession with an actor of his choice. They stopped posting his BI's and they were fans.

Anonymous said...

July 25, 2008

Back and Ballsier Than Ever

Our beloved mystery closet job, Toothy Tile, is back, dancing the out-me dance yet again in Blind Vice Friday.

Blind Vice, Don't Tempt Me

Toothy Tile makes it perfectly clear he's 100 percent certain this very column will never reveal his identity. Hmmm. That one is so funny, Toothy. Reminds me I forgot to tell you all that once my divorce comes through, I'll be engaged to the remaining unmarried Bush daughter!

One Fruit-of-the-Doom Blind Vice

OK, was going to do the Blind Vice story on the Academy Award-friendly actress who thinks her cats can read, which is why she has their names written on their separate litter boxes, but that tale simply pales in comparison to Toothy Tile, who’s back and gayer than, like, ever! Dude’s losin’ his recent, overly prissy, shy shit and gettin’ his non-Nellie nerve back on (much to everyone’s surprise, just not mine).

See, ol’ Tooth, our fave partner in sex-in-public crime is being just as brazen, only with words, not his crotch. The pretty boy (man, on occasion) is gleefully telling more than a few gossipy girls—which means boys, natch, in highly exaggerated fagola speak, but then, I’m sure you already knew that, hon-cakes—that he’s quite aware the hunt for his identity is on. And has been for sometime. Says he enjoys it, even. Who wouldn’t, really? Especially if you’re dead certain your identity will never be revealed. Yep, that’s right.

T2 says he’s havin’ such a fab gay ol’ experience of it all because he’s “sure,” as it’s been relayed to this columnist, that the true identity of Mr. Tile will never, ever be discussed by yours truly. Oh, really? Is that so?

Just don’t count on it, bud. What with the myriad lies to the public (I mean, really, you’re as bad about your true sexual persuasion as Cathy Douglas is with her age), you're on thin vice, babe, so watch it.

crisp lisp said...

Why doesn't Ted threaten Clooney, Spacey, Smith, Travolta or Cruise? Oh never mind we all know why, instead he creates BI's for actors like Jake and Franco, how daring!

Anonymous said...

There were rumors a few years ago that Ted was using blackmail, I think he was asking for sex: Let me blow you or else.

Blackmailing whom? Celebrities?

Anonymous said...

He also had a falling out with the people over at Defamer, and one of the ownwers implied that Ted was using stories being shared at AA meetings and spinning them into BI's substituting the poor waitress or clerks confession with an actor of his choice.

Drunk waitresses and clerks lead very exciting lifes. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Ted threaten Clooney, Spacey, Smith, Travolta or Cruise?

Because he doesn't have anything on them?

Anonymous said...

Let me blow you or else...

Hm... are you sure it wasn't the other way around? lol

Anonymous said...

The one's that drink too much and do meth do. The one'sin L.A. get to mingle with HW types as well.

A waiter p/t actor who has a drinking/drug problem and fell off the wagon and did a few lines of coke at party for instance and fessed at a meeting, they alleged that Ted would use that fro a BI and say that it was an actor.

I suspect that any really geniune
true gossip he doesn't touch unles it's posted elsewhere, then he;s safe, the same as with the BI's he hides behind.

I find it amusing that his latest BI involving, surprise another closeted actor, souondslike Franco, there have ben rumors for years about Franco and 2 years ago Perez outed Franco in a not so BI and then actually him on air on a LA radio show, the same week Ted implied that Franco was fooling around with Slutty Miller on the set of his new movie, LOL!!!

Even Ted must have heard about Franco but it took 2 years for him to jump on.

Anonymous said...

For god's sake why is everyone so obsessed with this stupid (most likely fake!) baby?? All you are doing is inflating Jake's ego even more! Everyone knows that his PR keeps tabs of his fan sites. You know he loves it that you all think he's cunning enough to hide a baby from everyone!

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, there is a line of male massuses with tales about Revolta, and from the stories that are swirling around Spacey he could be charged with sexual harrasment.

Other blogs/sites always comment on the rumors, but Ted barely mentions them. I thought he would chime in on Ricky Martin but nothing and don't say becasue he doesn't want to out him becasue he did mention Aiken, but Aiken is not Martin.

Anonymous said...

I find it amusing that his latest BI involving, surprise another closeted actor, souondslike Franco, there have ben rumors for years about Franco and 2 years ago Perez outed Franco in a not so BI

Perez didn't out Franco, it was a BI.

Ted's BI is new BI about Franco. Are you saying that there should be only one BI per closeted actor?

Anonymous said...

we are all just pawns being used by ted and jake!

Anonymous said...

Other blogs/sites always comment on the rumors, but Ted barely mentions them.

Of course Ted doesn't mention them, his task is to write new, fresh gossip.

Anonymous said...

we are all just pawns being used by ted and jake!

Used to do what?

Anonymous said...

11:04PM" Perez does not so BI's, because he knows that everyone will guess them and most of the posters guessed Ftanco, it was that easy.

A few days later he was a gues on a LA radio show and the subject of gay actors came up, he mentioned that Travolta was gay as was Franco, they didn't seem to be shocked about Travolta and he mentioend the massues, but they gasped about Franco, claimed he had a BF that sometimes traveled with himand that he passed him off as his PA.

Franco was/is so under the radar that it wasn't picked up.

11:08: That's the problem with Ted, he doesn't do fresh new gossip, his blog is nothing more than recycled gossip from other sites, all of his news/gossip have already been posted elsewhere including the front page of E. H echerry picks his gossip, repeating for instance the arest of Mckenzie Phillips and Ellen and Portia's wedding but ignoring Martin.

Why? Didn't E report it? Was he told specifically not to make snarky remarks about him? It makes no sense, it looks like his blog is written by a bunch of teeange girls, I mean Lauren Conrad of the Hills???

Anonymous said...

That's the problem with Ted, he doesn't do fresh new gossip, his blog is nothing more than recycled gossip from other sites

That isn't true.

Anonymous said...

Ok, provide a sample of anything that Ted has "blogged" about that anyone couldn't easily find elsewhere and ussally before he does, i may be exagerating but taking a look at his posts, there is nothing new there.

Also I noticed that his blog isn't featured on the front page like Planet gossip, answer bitch, party girl, etc.

Anonymous said...

10:35/10:55 is the troll who hates Ted and will do write anything in an attempt to make us stop reading him. And if you're not, then give us links please to all the shit you mentioned.

And why do you think people care anymore about losers like Cruise and Travolta. Plus Ted has over the past few years devoted far more space to the younger stars, not the older stars he used to write about. Everyone is chasing that almighty younger demographic.

If you don't want to believe in Baby Tile, fine, that's your right. But I don't think your argument is helped any by baseless attacks on Ted.

Anonymous said...

Ted is the only one with the story about Cindy McCain trading her boyfriend for a Corvette from her parents, just to pick an example from today.

Anonymous said...

Interns write Ted's blogs, it an open "secret" in HW.

Demographics: Ted doesn't know what's going on but his interns do.

Anonymous said...

Cindy Mccain, LOL!!! I heard that story before along with the whipsers that she is fooling around with her trainer while Mclame is campaigning.

He didn't pick it up from a blog but most likely a supermarket rag.

BTW, if he doesn't report on old farts like Revolta and Cruise due to demographics, why the hell is he reporting on that old hag who is older than Revolta and Cruise.

What are the demographics for McLame's ho??

Anonymous said...

11:33: The only example.

Anonymous said...

Interns write Ted's blogs, it an open "secret" in HW.

LOL

Anonymous said...

Interns write Ted's blogs, it an open "secret" in HW.

Trolly told us that same thing many, many times before. That trolly is still reading and commenting Ted's gossip.

Anonymous said...

Babytile is now a codeword for "Jake is bearding with a woman with children." It means nothing else.

Maybe, but I think Ted is covering all his bases. You cannot get away from the fact that he is suggesting there is a real Baby Tile. Though, yes, he is also implying Reese & kids are a cover family. As for Ricky Martin, Ted got the readership he did (fading now? not sure) because his best BIs are about much bigger fish than Martin.

The Blind Items that get people wound up are those about A-list or climbing-to-the-A-list stars, not B-list musicians and C-list celebs. Perez spends tons of time on Brit and Lindsay Lohan, but who needs a BI about these trainwrecks when the reality is already as dirty as can be? The interesting dirt is about stars who pretend to be perfect and oh-so-straight.

Ted has hits and misses, as do all columnists. He does recycle, but all dirt is recycled stuff. It's HOW you put A and B together that makes a difference. Ted's still king of the Personality Blind Items. Page 6 focuses on incidents or specific events. Ted goes for character definition. Much more fun.

TT is still the best blind item EVER. And the main (if not only) reason Jake Gyllenhaal is interesting.

So let's see...

- Toothy is domesticating with GG and Baby Tile.
- Jake is domesticating with Reese & kids.

Now, how is Ted going to bring these two stories into greater convergence? That's his challenge. What counter measures will Reeke take? How will the trolls mobilize? Stay tuned for the most amusing show in town.

Anonymous said...

yeah just a show.

Anonymous said...

TT is the best and most popular blind item because it is partly a love story, and not just another story about HW whores.

Anonymous said...

hit the nail on the head, 1.42 :)

Anonymous said...

TT is the best and most popular blind item because it is partly a love story, and not just another story about HW whores.

ITA, but I've never really bought TT&GG’s "great love story" saga. Don't get me wrong I think J&A were an item once but the big love is over the top romanticizing for me. Ted probably realized that people were interested no, made an obsession with TT for the above reason so he kept the "love story" going.
What interests me about TT is him being gay and being JG, trollys can spin it all they want it's obvious it's him, not his supposed bf&baby which I don't believe for a second.

Anonymous said...

Though, yes, he is also implying Reese & kids are a cover family.

No, he doesn't. Why are you making up shit like that?

Anonymous said...

“Californication” and “X-Files” star David Duchovny has checked into rehab for sex addiction, his lawyer Stanton “Larry” Stein confirmed to Access Hollywood.

A lot of people guessed David Duchovny/Tea Leoni:

"A very long time ago I posted about the B list couple (films and television for both with television being their forte) that hated being married to each other, but lived with it because they hated admitting they were wrong in public more. They are the couple who negotiated deals with each other for photos together. They never took many together, but at least it was some. Well now, they can't even stand to take photos together and her girlfriend is getting antsy and wants to take things public. He understands because he also plays for the home team, although not as openly. The problem is his career couldn't take the exposure of an outing while hers could probably use the boost. Oh, they do have (a) child(ren)."

Ent Lawyer

alternative universe said...

Dear commentators, we are not alone. All over the planet, curmudgeonly crazies congregate around the comforting glow of their computer screens to wage war over their objects of obsession.
Tea Leoni and David Duchovny fans have a blog with posts that sound oddly familiar....
Read it and weep (with laughter): THE DUCHOVNY-LEONI-THORNTON LOVE TRIANGLE, OR THE END OF THE INTERNET

P.S. Duchovny entering rehab for SEX ADDICTION is a total win for the Duchovny-Leoni site. I'm convinced that no one has a better celeb & his circle to obsess over than we do, but, really, the spicy nuggets have been scarce lately.

Jake, give us something meaty like sex addiction to chew on soon, puhleeze. We're dyin' here!

Anonymous said...

P.S. Duchovny entering rehab for SEX ADDICTION is a total win for the Duchovny-Leoni site.

Still no post about the sex rehab, looking forward to it!

Jake said...

Jake, give us something meaty like sex addiction to chew on soon, puhleeze. We're dyin' here!

I turn men into sex addicts .

Anonymous said...

So let's see...
- Toothy is domesticating with GG and Baby Tile.
- Jake is domesticating with Reese & kids.
Now, how is Ted going to bring these two stories into greater convergence? That's his challenge.


There is only one story. Ted never mentioned anything about domesticating with Reese & kids, just TT domesticating with his boyfriend.

August 13, 2008
Dear Ted:
What describes Toothy Tiles's situation better: "Single Tile," "Mr. and Mr. Tile" or "Family Tile"?

Dear Multiple Choice:
Family Tile.

August 26, 2008
Dear Ted:
Is there a Baby Tile?

Dear Gay Shooter:
Yes.

Anonymous said...

re Duchovny, I suspect the sex addiction revelation is only the tip of the iceberg. And Billy Bob must be hung like a horse, otherwise why would he get all these women? Yet if TL loves the ladies, as Ent Lawyer says, why is she with BBT?!

My head is exploding.

And on planet Jake, Ted is not saying that Reese & kids are a cover? I thought he'd said JG and RW were just friends "helping each other".

Plus, people say Jaustin are blackmailing Ted or vice versa, or not? Chris is raising a baby boy on the vineyard, or Austin is bottle-feeding little Trixie Tile in SF?

Head explodes.

Anonymous said...

Dear commentators, we are not alone. All over the planet, curmudgeonly crazies congregate around the comforting glow of their computer screens to wage war over their objects of obsession.

Not just computer screens!

Ditching work to [stalk] meet George Clooney, one happily married woman flipped-out after coming face-to-face with her dream boy toy -- leaving in tears after he touched her!

I touched George Clooney!!!

Anonymous said...

Plus, people say Jaustin are blackmailing Ted or vice versa, or not?

Just a theory - Ted could be blackmailing Jaustin.

Anonymous said...

we are all just pawns being used by ted and jake!

Used to do what?


To get them both as much publicity as possible! Toothy tile put Ted on the map and the ongoing spec about Jake's sexuality is the most discussed topic about him. They have both benifited enormously from Toothy tile. I wouldn't be suprised if they have been in on it together all along!

Anonymous said...

...ongoing spec about Jake's sexuality is the most discussed topic about him.

Not true for the last 20 months - Jake is marketed and discussed as part of Reeke.

Anonymous said...

I touched George Clooney!!!

This is brilliant!!!!!!!!! Cougars cry for Clooney! Thank you.

Me, if Danny Devito touched my hand, my ovaries would explode.

Anonymous said...

All Reeke did was make Jake a sexless laughing stock and increase traffic on sites like this as more people than ever think he has to be gay. Whoever dreamed up Reeke should be run out of HW.

Mae West said...

Anon 8:57: I'm confused, I thought Ted C. said "Reese was bearing for Jake." Could this be just a smear campaign against Jake? Is he a victim?

Anonymous said...

One of the reasons I like Tom Ford ...

Tom Ford & boys

Anonymous said...

I thought Ted C. said "Reese was bearing for Jake."

Ted did not say that.

"They’re helping each other out right now through some rough spots, that’s it."

Anonymous said...

Could this be just a smear campaign against Jake? Is he a victim?

Jake is a celebrity in the closet, he's a victim of the homophobic world we live in.

Anonymous said...

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a self-styled "hockey mom" who has only been governor for a little over a year, is GOP Presidential candidate John McCain's choice for Vice President, CNBC has learned.

Will Charlie Crist marry the berad?

Anonymous said...

"I wouldn't be suprised if they have been in on it together all along!

You're the same poster who comes up with this BS theory everytime Ted says something new. Ted may be right or wrong (I happen to think he's right) but Jake did not play along while Ted wrote BIs about him (Jake) being stopped by the cups for lew behaviour and snorting coke with big-wigs.
You're just coming up with any theory to avoid the possibility that Toothy is true.

Anonymous said...

^lew = lewd!

Anonymous said...

(Jake) being stopped by the cups for lew behaviour

This is sort of poetic.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a self-styled "hockey mom" who has only been governor for a little over a year, is GOP Presidential candidate John McCain's choice for Vice President

A desperate miscalculation? Or a clever maneuver to win all the disaffected Hilary groupies and counter McCain's grandpa image? Time will tell, but 10:52, you're right, the real question now is: Will Charlie Crist marry the beard?!?!

Anonymous said...

Cute pics of Michelle and Jake's goddaughter. Honestly, she is Heath in a dress: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/08/29/matilda-ledger-loves-life/

European said...

Sarah Palin, a "hockey mom" who was once a mayor of a tiny town and has been the governor of a huge, empty state called "Alaska" ...

The woman is a political joke.

I know, I know ... said...

Cute pics of Michelle and Jake's goddaughter.

Matilda Ledger Loves Life

Matilda Ledger flashes her patented smile as she walks with her mom Michelle Williams in New York City on Thursday. The pair spent some time with Michelle’s mother Carla and appeared to have a great time out and about!

Gotta love Matilda’s matching pink sandals and purse! The two-year-old always seems to have a picture perfect smile - before we know it, we could possibly be seeing her on the silver screen just like daddy!

JJared

Anonymous said...

Matilda Ledger flashes her patented smile

Heath's patented smile! Talk about a mini-me.

She's going to be much taller than her mom someday.

Anonymous said...

Jake is a celebrity in the closet, he's a victim of the homophobic world we live in.

He's also a victim of his own ambitions and huge greed for fame and money.

Anonymous said...

DL gossip about bearding:

"I don't know how it works on a personal level; I know of one couple who I think just love one another and wanted to have children/family and it works for them. I know of another situation where the wife does not know (how she does not know is a mystery to me because he makes me look like John Wyane LOL).

On the business side of things I have some insight. I used to date an entertainment lawyer. Although he did not have any high profile clients, he had friends who did and do. There are actual contracts involved and money exchanged; and sometimes it involves marriage and even children who are in fact props. It's absolutely amazing how things are arranged; where and how many times they will appear together, photogs always have to be present - stories of fights and reconcilations, separations, divorces, custody battles; all of it is completly made up - writers, scripts, etc. - The kids are parented by caretakers and the "family" actually does not live together at all. People just have no idea how plastic hollywood is."

Anonymous said...

*Cute pics of Michelle and Jake's goddaughter. Honestly, she is Heath in a dress*

That's not a very flattering thing to say of a girl....

because she's a woman? said...

Sarah Palin...former mayor of a small town, governor only since 2006. Lack of experience is no problem if you are a Republican, only if you are Obama.

She opposes same-sex marriage, but signed same-sex benefits into law. In conservative Republican calculations, that makes her Mother Theresa.

President Palin? It's just a heartbeat away.

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Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin has 5 kids: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig.

LOL

Anonymous said...

The New York Post gives us the Best Male Abs - without Jake!

Best Male Celebrity Abs

Anonymous said...

"The New York Post gives us the Best Male Abs - without Jake!
Best Male Celebrity Abs"

Wow, Simon Cowell is in there yet Jake isn't. lol

Anonymous said...

Not suprising, since he hooked up with General Reese the only abs we've seen are those horrible fake ones for PoP.

Anonymous said...

Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig

I like her better already!

Still won't vote for her though

Jake said...

The New York Post gives us the Best Male Abs - without Jake!

What?!? But my abs are absolutely devine, boys can't get enough of them ... and few other things.

Anonymous said...

"Cute pics of Michelle and Jake's goddaughter. Honestly, she is Heath in a dress*

That's not a very flattering thing to say of a girl..."

I disagree. Heath was beautiful. And Matilda IS a clone of Heath, which is very touching and probably very heartening to those who were very close to Heath.

Anonymous said...

Milo is very cool!

Dlisted said...

She Played The Flute?!

John McCain has just chosen some chick named Sarah Palin as his running mate. She's the governor of Alaska or something like that. I don't know her deal. I think she's anti-anything fun. But that's not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about her beauty pageant past!

Sarah was Miss Wasilla 1984. She won second place in the Miss Alaska contest, but was voted Miss Congeniality. Miss Congeniality basically means you're homely but you smile a lot. Sarah played the flute during the talent portion. THE FLUTE?! It's Alaska! Shouldn't she have skinned a trout or danced with a grizzly bear? No wonder she lost. I did a quick search on YouTube, but couldn't find shit from the pageant. I'm sure shit will come up in the next few days.

And and I thought Heidi Montag was locked as McCain's VP?

Dlisted

Anonymous said...

Milo is very cool!

Actually, Milo is too cool!

Milo to Perez: "You gotta do me a favor: Next time you post a picture of me, just put tons of come on my face. Tons. I mean, load it up."

ted said...

Bitch-Back! Readers Have a Baby Tile Freak-Out

Dear Ted:
Ted, I love your wit, and the new retina-burning format is starting to grow on me. You said there's a Baby Tile—is there another one on the way? Is it Ben Affleck?
—Scutten

Dear Baby Q:
Such the good guess, babes, so right in so many brunet directions, alas, it's the wrong two-timing type

Anonymous said...

(Cute pics of Michelle and Jake's goddaughter. Honestly, she is Heath in a dress*

That's not a very flattering thing to say of a girl..."

I disagree. Heath was beautiful. And Matilda IS a clone of Heath, which is very touching and probably very heartening to those who were very close to Heath)

That post refered to a little girl as a dude in a dress.I'm not critizing the post,i was just saying....

Anonymous said...

Ah, but if it was Jake, the epitome of perfection, then that girl would be SO GORGEOUS! THE MOST GORGEOUS PERSON WHO EVER LIVED!!!

Matilda is a cutie and she does look like Heath, who was also a real cutie.

Anonymous said...

Both Jake and Heath has/had very masculine and pretty faces 4:45, give it a rest and don't be so sensitive.
Although, people watching pics in the internet of a 3 year old and commenting how cute she is in a dress gives me the creeps,i can't help it.

Anonymous said...

Ah, but if it was Jake, the epitome of perfection, then that girl would be SO GORGEOUS! THE MOST GORGEOUS PERSON WHO EVER LIVED!!!

Yep, ugh!

Anonymous said...

"Ah, but if it was Jake, the epitome of perfection, then that girl would be SO GORGEOUS! THE MOST GORGEOUS PERSON WHO EVER LIVED!!!"

That would be Maggie Gyllenhall, and i don't think she is gorgeous at all

Anonymous said...

greasyreesey

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

I think two-timing refers to the bearding.

Brunet is a clue to both Jake and Austin.

Also, I thought about the old TT clue about Jennifer Garner's initials JG = Jake G.

Anonymous said...

posted on OMG

"Don't Ask Reese Witherspoon About Jake Gyllenhaal

Reese Witherspoon was in Brazil recently to promote her Avon campaign, "Talk with no Fear - Say no to Domestic Violence." She had just a few demands for the big event.

1. A helicopter.

2. Don't ask any questions about her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal during interviews."

link

Anonymous said...

11:37 AM, ty for the link.

M&M are cute blondes. :)

Anonymous said...

Here's the old Ben Affleck-Jennifer Garner TT clue (from the TT archive)

March 17, 2005

Dear Ted:
Could Toothy Tile from One Adorable Blind Vice be Ben Affleck, aka Mr. Jennifer? Hmmm...über-perfect girlfriend with "doable dimples." I haven't heard they broke up, but I wouldn't be surprised.
J.T.

Dear John Travolta:
Kidding! Although I s'pose it could be you? Regardless, excellent guess, initialed one! But, wrong, I must add. However, you are very close to the real semi-randy one--just think better hair (all his own) and a tad less brawn.

Anonymous said...

Dear John Travolta

LOL

Anonymous said...

Reese is looking good in the pics, but I can't help it, she comes off so fake. She's so unlikeable.

Anonymous said...

5.32, Mr.Jennifer refers to Jennifer Lopez. Wasn't Ben with JeLo then?

Anonymous said...

No, Ben got married in June 2005.

Anonymous said...

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner started dating in 2004 and got married in June 2005.

http://www.celebritycouples.net/CelebrityCouples/BenAffleckandJenniferGarner.aspx

Popular sience said...

Study Says 'Gaydar' Is Real

Not only does "gaydar" exist, suggests a study out of Tufts University, but it can work pretty fast. Some people say they can tell the sexual orientation of folks with little information, and now a study gives them data to back up their claims.

Published in July's Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the study claims that people could guess fairly accurately ("better than chance") whether men were gay or straight by looking at photos of their faces. For the study, 15 undergraduate students, both male and female, were shown photos of faces of 90 men, evenly divided between gay and straight. The photos were taken from Internet personal ads and from Facebook. The study's lead author, graduate student Nicholas Rule, says men were used in this study for convenience, because they have a greater presence on the Internet than women.

The researchers found that subjects could accurately determine in 50 milliseconds — one-twentieth of a second — whether the men were gay or straight about 60 percent of the time. Rule says all the subjects were accurate 55 percent to 70 percent of the time.
...

'Gaydar' Is Real

Anonymous said...

"When women strip down clothing, they are sexualized by men,
but when men wear less clothing than than the accepted norm, they are labeled as gay.
Which, when you think about it, is also about being sexualized by men."

Patriarchy

Anonymous said...

Female athletes - does anyone find them sexy? I think they would look better with more clothing.

Anonymous said...

Which, when you think about it, is also about being sexualized by men.

I think it's perfectly normal because men are visual sexual creatures. Straight men often feel uncomfortable around gay men or men who "dress gay".

Anonymous said...

"I think it's perfectly normal"

You are buying into the sexist stuff, which for you seems normal. Women can be misogynists too, you prove.

Anonymous said...

"Symons (1979) agreed with Kinsey's conclusions that males are more easily and frequently aroused by visual sexual stimuli."

Women's sexuality is very different from men's, biology encourages males to be more active and aggressive. I don't see anything sexist about it.

Anonymous said...

M&M are cute blondes. :)

This is stupid, but Heath loved m&m's (the candy) and both, his daughter's and her mother's first names start with an M.

Anonymous said...

They are the definition of adorable blondes--and very unaffected (unlike one blonde I'm thinking of). Honestly, it's Jake's loss if he's seen Matilda only a handful of times (I'm sure some crap will come out later on in the year when jake does promo for "Brothers" over how anything connected to Heath is painful--including seeing little cute Matilda.

Anonymous said...

Can't find it now but there was a report last year (on IHJ?) about Jake being seen with Heath, Michelle, Matilda and some other blonde woman (Jake's assistant?) at the LA farmer's market. Many people thought this was a fake sighting, but it's the only time I've ever heard anything about Jake & Matilda being within 10 feet of each other. Of course, 90 percent of celeb lives are not documented by press photos.

Anonymous said...

eese is looking good in the pics, but I can't help it, she comes off so fake. She's so unlikeable.

She comes off as fake because she is. She is being paid millions of dollars by AVON to do this so-called charity work. The real purpose is to shill AVON's crap.

Celebrity endorsement deals diguised as charity work make me barf.

Anonymous said...

^R

Anonymous said...

"Jake is a celebrity in the closet, he's a victim of the homophobic world we live in."

Oh cry me a river. He's just an ambitious actor who would do anything for fame and fortune.

Anonymous said...

Why would Reese demand a helipcopter? Can she fly one?

Anonymous said...
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Oblowme said...

7:02, don't let that graduate student bulshit you.

When you assign by random a guess ("gay" or "not gay") to a photo, that is, by not even looking at the photo, you will obtain, for a sample of 90x15=1350 trials, with a confidence of 99.73%, that you are guessing corectly 60% of the time(cases).

That is, you are within 3 standard deviations of the true result between 56% and 64% of the cases.
(His 60% falls between 56 and 64.)

The guys making the guess in his experiment are no better at judging the looks of somebody than if they were assigning their choice blindly, not even looking at the photo.

The parent distribution for this trial is binomial, but the number of trials is high enough to be asimilated with a Gaussian distribution.

Say NO to people trying to bamboozle you with statistics.

Anonymous said...

12:06am The person who ran HeathLedgerCentral, a woman called Teresa who knew Heath said she talked to him on the phone and because a lot of people wanted to know she asked him if it’s true that Jake was with them at the Farmer's Market and he confirmed it.

Anonymous said...

Jake being at the Farmer's Market with Heath, Michelle & Matilda isn't from last year, it's from summer of 2006. And HeathLedgerCentral did say that Heath confirmed it as true.

Anonymous said...

"Honestly, it's Jake's loss if he's seen Matilda only a handful of times (I'm sure some crap will come out later on in the year when jake does promo for "Brothers" over how anything connected to Heath is painful--including seeing little cute Matilda."

Who cares? You're a jerk. Go back to Gyllenbabble where you belong.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure we'll see Jake with his Goddaughter in the future. At the moment he's too busy "reeking".

TDK said...

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Anonymous said...

The Joker action figures are cool. They really look like Heath/Joker.

LOL! said...

Kermit Bale

"What do Christian Bale and Kermit the Frog have in common? More than you might realize... (and yes, clearly I have far too much time on my hands.)"

ONTD

Anonymous said...

^^Cute. :) Thanks for the smile. Very nicely done! Wow, Christian (and Kermit) are both a coupla hotties!

Anonymous said...

Love the six-pack abs on Kermit. Who knew? ;)

Anonymous said...

Christian and Kermit with afro hair. lol

Anonymous said...

What do Jake and Kermit the Frog have in common?

Anonymous said...

ITA 1:40 AM. The "Jake the victim" card that is always played here and elsewhere is so annoying. Reeke is only the fault of that big meanie Reese! Jake was just forced into it! Big meanie Hollywood is forcing Jake to live a lie! Nothing is ever Jake's fault. *gags*

Anonymous said...

7:23, you don't need to search high and low for obscure blogs to make your point - how about your very own Dlisted? The way he tosses around slang for women's body parts and body functions is the very definition of mysogyny, and saying it in jest makes it even worse, IMO, because it doesn't take those epithets seriously.

Anonymous said...

The "Jake the victim" card that is always played here and elsewhere is so annoying.

The world is homophobic and that affects Jake. Can you deny it?

Anonymous said...

"I'm sure some crap will come out later on in the year when jake does promo for "Brothers" over how anything connected to Heath is painful--including seeing little cute Matilda."

Well Jake's pain is worse than everybody elses, remember. People magazine said so, so it must be true!

Anonymous said...

If Jake is in fact gay, then he could easily make a difference if he had the courage to do so. Other actors have had the balls to come out and having a movie actor like Jake do so would help even more. But he prefers to hide.

Anonymous said...

The way he tosses around slang for women's body parts and body functions is the very definition of mysogyny...

Michael K is nasty with everyone and people love him for it. Women want to be treated equally, don't they?

Anonymous said...

9:38PM

ITA. Jake's pain is worse, his grief is worse. gag.

Anonymous said...

^make that 9:38AM.

Anonymous said...

I'm one of those unpopular people who thinks Jake is bi. I don't know if the thing with Reese is real or not, but I defintely think they are both very PR obsessed and Reeke is the image they want the public to believe in.

Anonymous said...

9:23,that isn't being treated equally, it's like racial epithets, which are no longer used. Equality means to me equal work opportunities, equal pay, equal status, equal respect, not the opportunity to be namecalled for the way I was born, so I'll freely pass on that "right". I prefer Ted's brand of humor - he has a biting wit without resorting to being overly offensive.

Anonymous said...

I love Michael K! He believes in equal opportunity bashing!

Anonymous said...

If Jake is in fact gay, then he could easily make a difference if he had the courage to do so.

Why would Jake make a difference? Did Sir Ian McKellen make a difference?

Anonymous said...

Michael K is nasty with everyone and people love him for it.

Exactly. Gossiping is supposed to be mean buisness! He is nice only nice to animals, and that's the way it should be. Give me Michael K any day over PR shill Just Jared.

Anonymous said...

Equality means to me equal work opportunities, equal pay, equal status, equal respect, not the opportunity to be namecalled for the way I was born, so I'll freely pass on that "right".

I see. Women want equal rights when it's convenient for them.

Anonymous said...

Did Sir Ian McKellen make a difference?

The fact that you are able to name him as a gay actor means that he has. He's out and proud and doesn't give a damn what anyone thinks. That's the kind of thinking that makes a difference.

Anonymous said...

9:33 AM, If Michael K concerns you so much why don't you take your complaint to him?

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Anonymous said...

10:17, because the issue was brought up here. I no longer read Michael K, and that's how I choose to handle it. End of.

Anonymous said...

Sir Ian McKellen: "In 1988, he came out as gay and became a founding member of Stonewall, one of the United Kingdom's most influential LGBT rights groups, of which he remains a prominent spokesman."

He was 49.

Anonymous said...

10:10, no, speaking for myself - it does mean that you have the right to choose what you want to tolerate or not, and to speak up about it. Equality is all about each individual woman having the choice to live the kind of life she wants to, what kind of life is right for each individual woman - not having someone else tell you how you should live it. Feminists have paved the way for women, so that if they want to be a CEO or a stay-at home mom, a politician or an olympic athlete, a rocket scientist, or teacher, or somewhere in between, they can, without being judged.

Anonymous said...

Count me as another who loves Dlisted! It's my favorite gossip site.

Anonymous said...

10:10, no, speaking for myself - it does mean that you have the right to choose what you want to tolerate or not, and to speak up about it.

That's OK, just don't expect women to automatically agree with you.

Anonymous said...

Well, that's the beauty of freedom of choice - I don't expect all women to agree with me, doesn't make them right or wrong, doesn't make me right or wrong. I don't make blanket statements like yours above; I don't speak for anyone else. We all have the right to speak our minds. I happen to think that freedom for women gives men freedom too, so everyone benefits, and they shouldn't have to put up with a lot of the crap they do either.

I have the feeling most women will agree with me, and most, given the choice, would pass on equal opportunity name calling. How would you know what most women would agree with? Yo

Anonymous said...

Where is the buzz for Brothers?

Anonymous said...

I have the feeling most women will agree with me, and most, given the choice, would pass on equal opportunity name calling.

But that's the point - women can't pick and choose what they don't like about the equality and use it as the misogyny argument.

Anonymous said...

Where is the buzz for Brothers?

No trailer, no movie stills, no poster ... what buzz?

Anonymous said...

(I'm one of those unpopular people who thinks Jake is bi.)

No you're not! Many here think Jake is bi. The posters here that adamantly thinks he's gay and can be nothing other, Just screams a little louder and More often. For what ever reason. And in the same breath will quickly post, but I think Jake and Kirsten was real, not like Reese. LOL Some posters here are confused. My opinion is Jake is a bi man who likes bothe sexes, I think men more, but maybe women. He's just hiding it just as "MOST" bisexual men do, HW celebrity or NOT!

(If Jake is in fact gay, then he could easily make a difference if he had the courage to do so. Other actors have had the balls to come out and having a movie actor like Jake do so would help even more. But he prefers to hide.)

Jake is no different than most men who are bi or gay and afraid of the repercusions of being openly gay or bi. And, there are some. The redicule of most or our society.

(Sir Ian McKellen: "In 1988, he came out as gay and became a founding member of Stonewall)

Welllll, Certainly not at 26, 27, not 30. Although he had a chance to at and early age (and make a difference), but he did not. Was he acting then? Did someone say he was 49 when he came out??
There are plenty of young acters and actress doing the same as Jake (not open with sexuality if gay or bi), your attention is just on Jake. Only time will reveal.

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