Sunday, 17 August 2008

Mr. and Mr. Tile

August 13, 2008

Dear Ted:
What describes Toothy Tiles's situation better: "Single Tile," "Mr. and Mr. Tile" or "Family Tile"? Please, could you include clues and hints more often about him? What happened to that great idea to dedicate one day a month to only Toothy questions?
Ashley
London

Dear Multiple Choice:
Family Tile. Don’t remember committing to one day a month trying to ferret out T.T.’s identity. Still, don’t think that’s enough for my taste.
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Dear Ted:
I so wish that you would/could reveal Toothy Tile. In the meantime, is Crotch Uh-Lastic Josh Hartnett? He is brooding, boyish and certainly crusty.
Sarah
St. Louis, Mo.

Dear Crotch Catch:
So close (much more so than Mr. H. would like, I’m sure). But alas, wrong dude. Think more talented. By, like, a lot.
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Dear Ted:
Greetings from the great Football Hall of Fame city! Love your column and read it ravenously at lunchtime...great escape! I was just wondering if Crotch Uh-Lastic could be Kevin Spacey? And maybe Toothy Tile is John C. Reilly?
Calicocate
Canton, Ohio

Dear No Touchdowns:
Keep trying, babe, way off on both. Think more good-lookin’ than either Kev or Johnny C., sorry fellas, it’s a superficial world out there.

Source: Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth

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August 15, 2008

Dear Ted:
Still getting used to the blog but still lovin' the goss. I'm stumped by your new addition, Crotch Uh-Lastic. I'm hoping it's not my favorite hunk-a-licious Christian Bale. Everything you say makes me think of him—the S.O. suddenly appearing, the dark, brooding roles, artsy films, and he has gone for similar roles as Toothy Tile. Please say it ain't him.
—Nina

Dear Cat Woman:
Poor old C.B. has enough drama in his life at the mo to be Crotch. Think slightly less fabulously paid.

Source: Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth

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Anonymous said...

I've had the feeling about George since The Perfect Storm with what's his name?

Mark Wahlberg?

Anonymous said...

I didn't like Bardem at the oscars, when afterwards he was masquerading, kissing other men on the lips. What on earth was that?!

fyi, the guy Bardem is kissing is his brother Carlos


Kiss

"Actor Javier Bardem (R) and guest attend the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California."

Kiss on the lips could be one of those European things, but why did guest/brother put his hand on Bardem's neck?

George said...

"Clooney and Wahlberg created a minor stir with the celebrity media when Mark Wahlberg said that he was very attracted to George Clooney. The gossip magazines took it seriously and rumors began to spread that George Clooney was gay, which is obviously not true.

Mark Wahlberg Quote: "Clooney is just a pretty boy, man, and that's it, OK? I carried him on my back long enough. I'm on my own."

http://www.gclooney.com/famous-people/mark-wahlberg.htm

Anonymous said...

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Reese in LA on Saturday - time for a "good mother" photo op.

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/reese-witherspoon-family-hiking-trip-206074/

Anonymous said...

February 28, 2007

Mark Wahlberg "Creeped Out" By Brokeback Mountain Role

Apparently Mark Wahlberg was happy filmmaker Ang Lee passed him over for one of the roles in Academy Award winning film Brokeback Mountain because the idea of playing a gay cowboy "creeped him out." At some point during the development of the film, he and Joaquin Phoenix were considered for the roles of Jack and Ennis, but Wahlberg felt uncomfortable about gay sex acts in a tent.

Wahlberg says, "I met with Ang Lee on that movie, I read 15 pages of the script and got a little creeped out. It was very graphic, descriptive - the spitting on the hand, getting ready to do the thing. I told Ang Lee, ‘I like you, you’re a talented guy, if you want to talk about it more…’ Thankfully, he didn’t.”

Obviously the parts eventually went to Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal who both received Oscar nominations for the film, and the movie was almost unanimously critically claimed, but Wahlberg says he had no real desire to see the film. He adds, “I didn’t rush to see Brokeback, it’s just not my deal… Obviously, it was done in taste - look how it was received.”

Now here’s my thing. I can understand a straight man being uncomfortable with the gay sex scenes in the film, but to use the words “creeped out” is almost disgusting. What’s creepy about it? It’s just a sex scene like in any other movie. It’s simulated. It’s not like anyone’s actually asking you to put your penis in anyone’s ass. And considering the fact that he's done some pretty explicit scenes in his day, it’s disappointing to me that he’d have that attitude about the film.

I'm the first person to shoot down gay men who are angry because some straight guy doesn't enjoy watching two men get it on, because why would they? They're straight. And like I said, it makes sense that it would make him uncomfortable or uneasy. But in your last film you shot a man dead. It's easier for you to play that than to play a man who's in love with another man?

Then he has the nerve to say that obviously the movie was well received because the homosexuality was done in taste. Excuse me? So because this is a story about two gay men, the sex needs to be tasteful and classy, yet there’s no problem with the millions of raunchy and explicit heterosexual sex scenes that are out there in movies that have been great films.

I would think Mark would be even more sensitive considering his uncle who he has discussed before. He said,

My uncle was gay and he was a teamster and a truck driver and he was a guy's guy, but he kept this secret his whole life. Imagine how hard that must have been for him. I feel so bad. Every time my dad brings it up, he cries because he loves his brother more than anything. He doesn't care what it was. He was born that way. Acceptance is the key. The only way you're gonna succeed in life and really grow as a human being is through acceptance.

I love Mark, as an actor — and he’s a gorgeous man. But these statements seriously disappoint me. I thought he had outgrown this crap years ago. It's called acting, Mark. It's all pretend.

http://blogcritics.org/archives/2007/02/28/214419.php

Anonymous said...

Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix as a couple doesn’t sound too good to me even tho I love Joaquin. MW is a shitty actor and no way would he’ve pulled of playing Ennis.

Anonymous said...

Then how is Wahlberg getting all these roles? He's a consistently working shitty actor and a homophobic, so surely he's not blowing anyone for them. Makes no sense.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Beats me.

Anonymous said...

My uncle was gay and he was a teamster and a truck driver and he was a guy's guy, but he kept this secret his whole life. ... Every time my dad brings it up, he cries because he loves his brother more than anything.

Real life Ennis.

Congratulations! said...

Ellen DeGeneres And Portia de Rossi Get Married

They did it! Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi are now blissfully married. Over the weekend, the couple officially became a unit in front of 19 of their closest friends and family while both wearing Marc Posen.

"Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were married tonight in an intimate ceremony at their home in Los Angeles.

Congrats! I just love Ellen to pieces and I am so happy that she has found the one.

http://www.imnotobsessed.com/2008/08/17/ellen-degeneres-and-portia-de-rossi-get-married

Anonymous said...

June 17, 2008

Mark Wahlberg Slams The "Ocean's" Movies: "The Second One Sucked!"

Mark Wahlberg has been busy promoting his M. Night Shyamalan movie "The Happening," and he slammed George Clooney along the way. Wahlberg had the following exchange with an interviewer from UK's Zoo Today about the part he gave up in the "Ocean's" movie, a part that ended up being played by Matt Damon.

Is it true you turned down the chance to be in the Ocean's films?
Yeah - and it was well worth it! The second one sucked! People tell George Clooney it's great, but we all know it sucked. I made two bad movies instead - Planet Of The Apes and The Truth About Charlie - but doing that was better than sitting with Brad and George, telling the press how great everybody is! "We were in Europe, George was funny, then we had some wine..." - that's not for me. I do love those guys, but I had to step out on my own.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/17/mark-wahlberg-slams-the-o_n_107536.html

Anonymous said...

"Clooney, on the other hand, is happy to let journalists - that is the non-tabloid variety - hang out with him in his house. And if they don't do the interview there, he'll go out drinking with them: he's a beer man. And consequently the press love him. Stars these days tend to be prickly and oversensitive, or therapised and unnervingly confessional. Clooney's different: he's just relaxed, good copy. Ask him about the rumours that he's having an affair with Mark Wahlberg and he'll say: 'That must be my longest Hollywood relationship.'"

http://www.clooneyfiles.com/index.php?id=clooney_workjestplay

zanzibar said...

I loooooooove George. He and Jacob should make a movie together. Hotness overload. Women would queue for hours in front of theatres.

Jake, have your agent call my agent!

Anonymous said...

^^Wow. That would be hot. I'm trembling as I type! ;)

Anonymous said...

Lance in Austin, with too much h2o

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/16/us/16lance.html

Anonymous said...

;)

Stipe said...

Thank you Oh No They Didn’t! for hooking me up with Michael Stipe’s photography website. I am currently checking out a series of celebrities sporting the unavoidably sexy Wayfarers. Favorites include Jake Gyllenhaal, George Clooney & Chloe Sevigny:

Everyone Looks Good In Glasses

Anonymous said...

This guy is Carlos. Couple more pics with their mother.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Carlos is gay for his younger bro's win at the oscars.
What a couple of fakers.

Anonymous said...

That kiss doesn't look fake to me.

I know they are from Europe, but should brothers kiss like THAT?

Jake said...

Jake, have your agent call my agent!

WOOHOO!!!

Orly said...

Orlando Bloom splits from model

Orlando Bloom has reportedly split from his girlfriend, model Miranda Kerr. The Australian beauty is since said to have rekindled her romance with former flame Brandon David. According to sources, Miranda and Brandon were seen kissing at two New York nightclubs, with one eyewitness saying they were "full on making out, they didn't seem to care who saw".

However, Miranda's spokesperson has denied she has split with the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor - though the Victoria's Secret model was reportedly overheard telling Brandon about the break-up. A friend of Miranda - who was first linked to Brandon last November - said: "Miranda always seems to go to Brandon when she has a fight with Orlando. He's her rebound guy."

Orlando and Miranda announced they were dating in February this year, months after they were first rumoured to be seeing each other. They made their first public appearance together in April at a race meeting in Sydney, Australia - reportedly a few days after the actor first met his girlfriend's parents.

Anonymous said...

I thought one of the best celebs wearing Stipe's specs pics was the Heath one, he looks so quirky and cute wearing them up-side down.

Anonymous said...

Jake, Heath and George wore Stipe's glasses. Small Hollywood!

Anonymous said...

I have always loved Jake's pic in the Stipe glasses. But Chloe looks incredible too! :)

Anonymous said...

I don't get the people who come to this site, of all places, and say things like "he had a girlfriend" as if that's supposed to settle someone's sexuality. Naive and ridiculous.

People don't understand what's like to be a gay male.

Fangirls are the worst because they are truly ignorant and aren't aware of their ignorance.

straight, bi, gay said...

How'd I Miss My Coming Out? (Part 7): O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Remember a few parts back when I said I had a huge crush on this girl in the 3rd grade? I'd like to say that was the last time I fell for a girl but it so wasn't. If you were anything like my cluelessly gay self you probably dated girls throughout the years and have war stories of both shock and awe to share. I thought I'd take a few minutes to share a couple stories from my youthful trysts with the *gag* opposite sex that have one common thread.

I wish I could say this was a story about me getting it on with George Clooney but it's not (though I have seen him shirtless playing basketball in person before and one of us may or may not count that as a sexual experience). This is a tale of two girls I dated and the behind-the-scenes love affairs I had with their male siblings ... in my mind, at least.

The first girl I ever kissed was this basketball-playing blonde Amazonian named Dee Dee, who I actually became really good friends with after our short-lived 7th grade relationship. I learned many things while dating Dee Dee, one being that if you don't kiss just right you can get too much air in your nervous little mouth and make yourself sick. (Gagging is oh-so-romantic on a first date.) I also learned that I was overly romantic and had a slightly feminine and dramatic side.

A local radio station had something called Z89 Love Lines where lovelorn horny teens could call in and dedicate songs to their flings of the week. Every kid in our school listened to the show and it was a big deal to get your request on air. The minute I had a girlfriend, I was so excited to actually call in. It didn't bother me that mostly girls made all the requests, I was not to be stopped. I could have picked something light and fun but instead I was the boy who called in and declared The Jets' "You Got It All" as "our song" for all of Central New York to hear. The DJ even made a comment about a boy calling in to dedicate such a sappy tune. It was horrifying but I loved the grand gesture and flair of it all ... I mean come on, I was on the radio!

The most important thing she taught me was the power of denial. Denial is a scary wonderful thing because in 7th grade I was blind to one of the reasons I was dating Dee Dee in the first place:

Her brother.

Sure she was sweet and great fun to be around, but you know there's a problem when you don't think twice about calling her house when you know she's not home in hopes of getting someone else to pick up. I would spend the next 20 minutes making random and rambling conversation not with my girlfriend but with her older brother, Matt. We'd talk about the latest episode of Kate & Alley or how many jelly bracelets I could wear up my arm before the circulation was cut off or even about the weather before he would eventually just hang up. They were magical, those phone conversations! I imagine he placed the phone down, walked away and let me, the tazmanian devil of talking, have my way with him before he swung back around and placed the handset back on the receiver without ever saying a word. It was a healthy relationship, I'm sure of it.

You'd think it would have dawned on me that I was crushing on her smokin' hot runner's body brother but that realization didn't kick in until graduation when I saw him again and he looked just as fine as he had when I was in 7th grade and dating his sister. What can I tell ya? The body wants what the mind won't let you have yet.

Something very similar happened right after I got to college and right before I was able to fully realize and accept that I should come out. At the time I was saying that I was "bisexual" because not only was it easier in my head to accept, but I felt it wasn't as crushing to the world around me if there was at least a glimmer of hope that I could still date the female persuasion.

Without my knowledge I'd randomly befriended a brother/sister duo that I didn't realize were siblings until it was too late. I know that sounds odd but believe me, it's the truth. I first met The Brother through some random friends of mine. He was alt-country punk goth-ish with jet black Kurt Cobain hair and black nail polish who played guitar ... all sorts of hot in 1993.

He worked in a record store and was really quite girly for being a straight boy. There was something so attractive about his embracing the feminine and not being afraid to look gay (even though he wasn't) that it turned me on.

The Sister was this cute hardcore girl I met through some of my straight-edge friends who after a couple weeks I asked out on a date, and she accepted. We planned our first outing as a shopping trip ... who doesn't love the mall? Don't laugh, there's not much to do in my town so the mall was a viable date option and besides, I could kill two birds with one stone and pick up a few things while I was there. I said don't laugh. Okay laugh ... get it over with, already.

On the night we were to hit the Mall, I drove to her house and rang the doorbell. Imagine my surprise when the cute alt-country punk gothish kid with the jet black Kurt Cobain hair and black nails answered the door. I honestly thought he was there to hanging out with us and that she didn't realize this was a date ... for us. I asked what he was doing there and that's when it hit me, OMG she's already dating someone, I'm a total tool! Not quite ... it never dawned on me that these two were actually siblings.

While I wasn't ready to say I wanted to date guys, this spoke volumes about why I was attracted to her. Side by side, they were like spitting images of each other and it was easier and safer for me to date the sister; it was just a plus that she kicked as much ass as he did.

I don't know how or why I never questioned my need to associate with these girls and their connection to these boys but man, I was the most clueless soon-to-be-gay kid ever. Please tell me some of you out there had a similar experience or pattern of attraction!

Dan McCallum's blog

Anonymous said...

“Remember When: Lindsay and Samantha Were Straight

Yes, this really happened!

On June 3, 2005, Jake Gyllenhaal and Samantha Ronson shared an intimate lunch at Hollywood's Urth Caffe.

Yes, this isn't a funny joke. Samantha Ronson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Together. Too good to be true, right?

Let's hope Lindsay Lohan doesn't read this, because you know she's going to be seeing images of Brokeback Jake everytime she's sipping on cocktails underneath Sam's DJ table.

Maybe Ronson and G-man were having a meeting about the best way to hide his true sexual feelings. Or maybe Jake was the reason Sam went gay?

And what does this make Reese Witherspoon? She's a far cry from DJ extraordinaire.

The possibilities are endless. Feel free to your thoughts in the comments!”

Celebuzz

Anonymous said...

On June 3, 2005, Jake Gyllenhaal and Samantha Ronson shared an intimate lunch at Hollywood's Urth Caffe.

LOL. 3 years old pic? So we aren't the only ones who care about old photos? :)

Anonymous said...

Why does Michael Stipe photograph celebs with his(?) glases on? I love the Jake and Heath ones.

Anonymous said...

It was part of his 2007 art-project:

"Michael Stipe, the singer from R.E.M. has launched his work in progress art-project, FuturePicenter, a photolog archive and diary."

Futurepicenter.com

Anonymous said...

It was part of his 2007 art-project:

"Michael Stipe, the singer from R.E.M. has launched his work in progress art-project, FuturePicenter, a photolog archive and diary."

Futurepicenter.com


TY.

Anonymous said...

Stipe's specs pics - Mario Batali, Chris Fischer's ex-boss:

Mario Batali

Anonymous said...

They were magical, those phone conversations! I imagine he placed the phone down, walked away and let me, the tazmanian devil of talking, have my way with him before he swung back around and placed the handset back on the receiver without ever saying a word. It was a healthy relationship, I'm sure of it.

LOL

Anonymous said...

DL gossip:

"I know Jake personally. He's gay."
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"2002-2003 club scene in NY

hung out -- clubbing

Good kisser except for the nicotine breath"

Anonymous said...

"Good kisser except for the nicotine breath"


Good thing Jake doesn't smoke anymore.

Austin said...

Good thing Jake doesn't smoke anymore.

Anonymous said...

Reese and her kids hiking

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Jake's grateful she didn't stay long in Morocco.

Just gay, gay said...

George and a surprise guest - funny, little gay sketch:

George Clooney Congratulates Julia Roberts

Anonymous said...

Does anybody wonder why the paps suddenly dissappeared.

Anonymous said...

Are Americans really stupid enough to be faling fall this ridiculous matchup.

Anonymous said...

Straight, bi, gay at 1:223PM: unfortunately, a thousand stories like this won't convince the Jake-is-straighter-than-Reese's-hair fangirls that some people struggle not only with love, but with their sexual identity.

My position is that unless JG makes a statement someday (pls don't hold your breath), no one can prove anything. That makes all (enjoyable) speculation based on his actions of about the same worth.

Thank goodness that in the pleasurable neighborhood of WFT2, we have the freedom to explore our own particular angle.

Anonymous said...

Well, the babblers and a few others are stupid enough, so pr, Disney, etc. think we are. Too bad for them that most of us can think.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody wonder why the paps suddenly dissappeared.

Disappeared in Morocco? Same as in Paris - photo session was done, paparazzi disappeared.

Anonymous said...

Straight, bi, gay at 1:23PM: unfortunately, a thousand stories like this won't convince the Jake-is-straighter-than-Reese's-hair fangirls that some people struggle not only with love, but with their sexual identity.

Fangirls are hopeless, I agree, but I think there are WFT2 readers who could learn a thing or two from such real-life stories.

Brothers said...

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Brothers Sniff

Revised, error corrected: When Tuesday morning's final roster of Toronto Film Festival selections is announced, I for one would love to see Jim Sheridan's Brothers (MGM, 12.4) included. It's a remake of Susanne Bier's 2004 Danish-language original about a younger "bad" brother (Jake Gyllenhaal in Sheridan's version) stepping into the familial shoes of his older "good" brother Tobey Maguire) after the latter disappears during an enemy skirmish in Afghanistan.

Natalie Portman plays the wife-mother whose loyalties shift, or at least adapt to new realities. Sam Shepard plays the gruff and disapproving pater familias, the father of Gyllenhaal and Maguire. David Benioff (The Kite Runner, The 25th Hour) adapted the screenplay.

Over the last couple of days I've written and called Sheridan (who's in town) to ask if Toronto might happen, and I've heard nothing back. I asked incoming MGM marketing guy Mike Vollman, who said something along the lines of "I haven't heard" or something like that. I also asked MGM corporate guy Jeff Pryor and he, too, claimed ignorance of the particulars, etc. You can interpret these three guys saying nothing as an indication of something or not. Probably not, I'm guessing, but it's only 72 hours to Tuesday morning.

Hollywood Elsewhere

Brothers said...

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Owned by Maguire?

An HE reader saw Jim Sheridan's Brothers, which I briefly discussed yesterday. I asked him to elaborate and he did, but I found his claim that Tobey Maguire's performance is the "revelation" as opposed to Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman's, whose performances he described as "sweet."

Maguire plays the solid, responsible, hard-wired husband-father who's captured by the bad guys during a skirmish in Afghanistan and is thereafter presumed dead; Gyllenhaal plays his younger, irresponsible, substance-abusing brother who gradually begins to take Maguire's place with his bereaved wife (Portman) and the kids. (There were two girls in Suzanne Bier's 2004 original, or so I recall.)

"Teeem" claims to have attended a test screening at Sony a month ago. "I also saw [Bier's] original Brothers a year ago, [after which] Sheridan himself questioned the audience for feedback about what they liked and didn't like, what would work better, etc. That's why i was especially interested in seeing what he did with it. He ignored or couldn't work in my comment to him about the KIA/MIA problem, which was also in the original.

"I felt the original was a bit weak, reminding me of Things We Lost in the Fire. I did fall in love with Connie Nielsen, but didn't buy the military character as portrayed by the lead from The Celebration, which I absolutely loved.

"Jake and Portman were sweet; Sam Shepard adds a small but interesting motivation that i don't remember from the other version; Tobey is the revelation."

Hollywood Elsewhere

Anonymous said...

re:"Markey " Mark Wahlbore,... I mean Wahlberg, what a dumbass! he should be grateful any director seeks his sorry ass out. Turning down any role with an an award winning director the likes of Ang Lee is ludicris. Every actor knows that.btw, weht him? When was the last time anyone cared what he was doing? In any case Heath was the perfect Ennis, and Jake was the perfect Jack.

If Jake wants fame and attention ? Drop the blond zero and hook up with the"charismatic badassness of cool," Clooney. , he's well liked and respected among his peers as an actor/director.

Reese wants to come off looking sophisticated and politically correct, but she's basically nowhere as an actress. Everyone who's followed Jake for any amount of time knows that deep down, Jake's a wild, crazy rebel but now he seems nuetured and grasping at straws. Bearding is like a slap in the face to the struggle for gay rights ,so wtf? It must be exhausting trying to hide *the gay* and playing little word games. Bottom line is:


She looks and acts like his friggin mother. A total mismatch. He should quit her ASAP. Like yesterday...

Anonymous said...

"I know they are from Europe, but should brothers kiss like THAT?"

Yes. It's perfectly normal for relatives to kiss on the lips in Europe. Why do americans freak out at everything?? It reminds me of that Janet Jackson nipple thing.

Anonymous said...

Maybe in Spain. I live in Europe but in my country brothers and relatives (male and female) don't kiss on the lips.

Anonymous said...

Sweet? LOL. Isn't Jake's character supposed to be a bad ass? Why can't he do anything but earnest? It's so annoying. I don't know if anyone will ever get me to believe that Toby Maguire is a good actor, though.

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of that Janet Jackson nipple thing.

The tackiest public stunt of the Century. Ewww!

Anonymous said...

Isn't Jake's character supposed to be a bad ass?

No, Jake's character is a bad-nice boy, not bad-bad ass.

Anonymous said...

I did a student exchange in Russia, and I saw kiss on the lips greetings every now and then, bith there and other times in europe. I thought it was perfectly normal. Not everything has to be sexualized!

Anonymous said...

ITA, 7:25. Jake can only play earnest. He's a one-note actor through and through. Without his looks nobody would be discussing him or watching him.

Anonymous said...

Jake can only play earnest.

Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

The commentators on that site don't seem excited for Brothers. Actually, I havn't come across anyone apart from the usual fangirls and boys of Natalie and Jake who are excited for this movie. It is not generating any buzz at all. They're going to have to start manufacturing some soon if they want to compete with the Leo and Kate reunion.

Anonymous said...

LOL 7:40 AM, agressive much? He's played the doe-eyed earnest young guy in all of his films so far. I'm not expecting Brothers to be any different, even if the character isn't supposed to be that way.

European said...

I thought it was perfectly normal. Not everything has to be sexualized!

That's too much for me. A hug and kiss on the cheek is enough to show affection between relatives.

Anonymous said...

LOL 7:40 AM, agressive much?

Pissed off with people who play dumb just to trash Jake's acting.

Anonymous said...

Pissed off with people who play dumb just to trash Jake's acting.

Maybe you should just accept that people have different opinions from you! When has Jake played a non-earnest non-doe eyed character, in your opinion?

Anonymous said...

In any case Heath was the perfect Ennis, and Jake was the perfect Jack.
Ain't that the truth.

Anonymous said...

Jake can also do disturbed/intense young man as in DD and the Good Girl. Just earnest seems too narrow a description.

Anonymous said...

I'm not expecting Brothers to be any different, even if the character isn't supposed to be that way is an opinion from someone who prefers to trash first, watch movie later.

Anonymous said...

"Pissed off with people who play dumb just to trash Jake's acting."

This is a blog, where last time I checked, it was OK to critique Jake instead of blindly worshipping him.

Anonymous said...

Brothers is going to be a mix of earnest/doe eyed/disturbed/intense young man. All of Jake's acting range!

Anonymous said...

He's played the doe-eyed earnest young guy in all of his films so far.

Let's say you are right.

Why is that a bad thing? Isn't it important how good he played the doe-eyed earnest young guys?

Anonymous said...

8.16 Yeah but a good actor needs to have a wider range than that. Playing over and over the same type of character isn't an indication of great acting skills.

Anonymous said...

Let's say you are right.

Why is that a bad thing? Isn't it important how good he played the doe-eyed earnest young guys?

It's not a bad thing. Jake was great in all those roles. That's why POP is looking to be such a mess. He looks like some cartoon He-Man with the to big muscles and long hair. POP is an action hero movie. Doe-eyed and ernest just isn't a video game action hero. Besides, that the whole video game to movie thing has passed it's day.

Anonymous said...

He wasn't good in Zodiac or Rendition.

Anonymous said...

Yeah but a good actor needs to have a wider range than that.

Jake is offered certain types of characters and he didn't always get the roles he wanted.

Anonymous said...

POP is an action hero movie. Doe-eyed and ernest just isn't a video game action hero.

Good humor and a bit of self-irony could fix it.

Anonymous said...

Brothers Sniff - Reader's comments:

"Seeing these two guys' names on a poster makes me want to skip the movie altogether. Jake Gyllenhaal as a militaryperson disappearing in Afghanistan? Please. The only sort of misadventure he's suited for involves him disappearing, shirtless, into the wild outskirts of Malibu with his bike and McConaughey."
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teeem says ...
"seen it. it's ok, 'cept for a glaring little plot problem: an American MIA is reported KIA without a body. that would never happen. the other notable thing is that Maguire, who has never really been great, is so spectacularly commited that he might even get nominated for this. actually, i'll bet on it."

Anonymous said...

All three have gotta put out for Brothers if it's gonna work. Oh, yeah, Jim Sheridan, too, who can work rather broadly, needs to work with more delicacy. Jake is apparently touted as "the lead" but it's Tobey that's gotta do the heavy stuff.

The subject is emotionally damaged vet being returned to family - timely -

Toss in an alcholic father and a prodigal son/brother who's never grown up (hi there Jake) and you've got some juicey possibilities -

Here's hoping. . .

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling the movie's gonna be good, with Tobey getting some award attention maybe.

Liza M said...

Page Six:

WHICH hunk in a summer movie is a violent, closeted homosexual? The heartthrob snuck into his ex's apartment a few months ago and raped him so violently, the ex ended up in the hospital - and the actor paid him $500,000 to keep his mouth shut . .

Anonymous said...

Geez, that's terrible!

Gawker said...

"Here is a list of heartthrobs with $500K to throw around in summer movies who I would believe were batting for both teams:

Will Smith
Mark Wahlberg
The Rock
Brendan Fraser
James Franco (maybe not so hunky, but def a raging mo)
Terrence Howard (heartthrob? wealthy enough?)"

Dlisted said...

The first blind item not only made pussy scared, but it made me scared too. Hold me. I think I made that same face too when I read it. Here we go.....

WHICH hunk in a summer movie is a violent, closeted homosexual? The heartthrob snuck into his ex's apartment a few months ago and raped him so violently, the ex ended up in the hospital - and the actor paid him $500,000 to keep his mouth shut (Page Six)

Gulp. The obvious guess might be Christian Bale, but I'm going to guess Matthew McConaughey? He's in "Tropic Thunder." Ugh. Where's the brain bleach!!? I don't want to think about this harsh shit anymore.

CNN said...

McCain and Obama discuss gay marriages

Barack Obama and John McCain defined marriage this weekend, among other things, in a bid to win over value voters. Appearing before 2,800 evangelicals at Pastor Rick Warren's mega-church in California, the presidential hopefuls hoped to score big on issues including abortion and gay marriage. The discussion was broadcast on CNN over the weekend.

Despite their differing political alliances, both candidates shared similar views on marriage.

When asked to clarify his views, Obama toed the holy line, while highlighting his own faith in nuptials. He said: "I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. "Now, for me as a Christian, it's also a sacred union. God's in the mix." When asked whether he would support a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as such, Senator Obama answered in the negative.

He tied his political beliefs to the nation's "tradition". He said: "The reason that people think there needs to be a constitutional amendment, some people believe, is because of the concern about same-sex marriage. "I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage, but I do believe in civil unions."

When asked about union McCain answered: "Union - a union between man and a woman, between one man and one woman. That's my definition of marriage." Arizona Senator McCain went on to say that while he does not back a constitutional amendment on the matter, he believes the Supreme Court decision to overturn Proposition 8 was wrong.

He reiterated his support for federalism; the state's right to determine it's own same-sex fate. He would, however, support an amendment if a federal court attempted to cross state lines. "In my state, I hope we will make that decision, and other states, they have to recognize the unique status between man and woman. "And that doesn't mean that people can't enter into legal agreements.

"That doesn't mean that they don't have the rights of all citizens. I'm not saying that.. "I am saying that we should preserve the unique status of marriage between one man and one woman."

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-8723.html

Anonymous said...

Matlida Ledger looking cuter than ever: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/08/18/matilda-ledger-tumbling-toddler/

Anonymous said...

o fuck me, Im not voting for either of the above goobers.

Anonymous said...

Matlida Ledger looking cuter than ever - and smiling :)

Smile

Anonymous said...

^^aaaw...she looks so cute : )

Anonymous said...

"Pissed off with people who play dumb just to trash Jake's acting."

This is a blog, where last time I checked, it was OK to critique Jake instead of blindly worshipping him.

Yeah, but this happens to often. Give the guy a break. And the shouts of Fangirl or Fanboy is getting old. Some posters here who can only find fault in the guy don't have to be called fangirl / fanboy, since you don't consider yourself one, just call yourself (BITCHY). Everyone here knows Jake has faults just as all of us do, but to continue to pick at everything about him, (you name it) one should ask themselves why the hell am I here!! Ask yourself this. And I am not a Fangirl / fanboy.. I do like him and some of acting in different roles.

Anonymous said...

yes well there are some escapees from other blogs who are needing to vent frustration from being stomped on by thot police if they don't toe this line or that. be kind to your friends from the swamp, a duck may be somebody's mother!

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of people don't even know why they are still here.

Anonymous said...

ITA! ! ! what're we waiting for, a matin' call?

Anonymous said...

it will be for sure a revelation to me if Tobey gives us an incredible performance , i never considered him great actor.
Wells seems septic too.

Anonymous said...

"what're we waiting for, a matin' call?"

we can't quit him
it's sad

Anonymous said...

Not waiting for anything, it's part of my daily dose of gossip.

Anonymous said...

yes well there are some escapees from other blogs who are needing to vent frustration...

Venting is good, talking about the frustration is better.

Anonymous said...

it will be for sure a revelation to me if Tobey gives us an incredible performance ... Wells seems septic too.

It's just one person's opinion.

Anonymous said...

^^^ you all are too much! LOL^

Anonymous said...

Huh?

Anonymous said...

Owned by Maguire? - reader's comments:

"I loved the original and was hesitant when they announce what I felt was a too slight cast for the remake. This is an oscar role for whomever can fill it but I dont see Maguire being able to be go dark enough. Sheriden is a great director, good with actors and the emotions that this is going to need, but Crowe, Denzel or DDL would have knocked this out of the park."
---

"I have yet to recover from the horror that was Tobey's performance in The Good German. Granted, that was due more to extreme miscasting than anything else, but still...I'll believe it when I see it."

Anonymous said...

Well, now that Reese is back in LA, Jake can take advantage of that good Moroccan food, and even hotter Moroccan gay men.

half naked boys on the movie set said...

Jake has been doing it since day one.

Jake said...

Boys, what big mouths you have!

Anonymous said...

Marakeesh is the most decadent place on the planet. If JBG is watchin' the olympics in his trailer all is lost.

half naked boys on the movie set said...

The trailer is nice and cool, and Jake is watchin' the Olympics in between. All those cute sportsmen ... works better than porn!

Anonymous said...

"boys what big mouths you have. . "

the better to. . . . oh, forget it. .

'the nubian" said...

yankee pooseycat, get off yr beverlyhillbilly ass! this is effin Marakeesh!

Anonymous said...

LOL 4:01 PM!

Anonymous said...

the better to. . . . oh, forget it

Deep Throat Crawford

Anonymous said...

Deep Throat Crawford

Nice technique there, Chace!

Anonymous said...

WHICH hunk in a summer movie is a violent, closeted homosexual? The heartthrob snuck into his ex's apartment a few months ago and raped him so violently, the ex ended up in the hospital - and the actor paid him $500,000 to keep his mouth shut

This is reason number 273 why I hate the closet.

Blast from the Past said...

26 February 2006

Jake Gyllenhaal Austin Nichols

Or at least his shirt his! This entry’s pictures show actors and BFFs Jake Gyllenhaal and Austin Nichols (both 25) walking around West Hollywood late last week. Recently, they were also spotted getting riled up together watching the Los Angeles Lakers face off against the Memphis Grizzlies. Jake Gyllenhaal’s next appearance will be at next Sunday’s 78th Annual Academy Awards Show where he’s nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Brokeback Mountain. More pictures in the gallery!

JJ 2006

Blast from the Past said...

23 March 2006

Jake Gyllenhaal In A Hoodie

Beverly Hills, California :: In his usual Nike Shox sneakers and Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto zipped grey track sweatsuit, 25-year-old actor Jake Gyllenhaal exited an office building and met up (and hugged) one of his guy friends on the streets of Bev Hills. More pictures in the gallery!

JJ 2006

Anonymous said...

blast from the past sucks! gimme marakeesh - I luv marakeesh!

Anonymous said...

with apologies, cause Im not interested in past acton, Id really like to know who's blowing him now, who's showing him how. . . etcetcetc.

half naked boys on the movie set said...

Sorry, we don't blow and post pictures!

Anonymous said...

For $500,000... The star could have gotten a better deal at some kinky escort service. Just sayin...

Anonymous said...

I think in this case rape wasn't about rough sex, it was a punishment and humiliation.

Anonymous said...

and somebody squealing. sounds like it might be personal.

Anonymous said...

A lot of people guessed Vin Diesel for this BI.

Anonymous said...

WHICH hunk in a summer movie is a violent, closeted homosexual? The heartthrob snuck into his ex's apartment a few months ago and raped him so violently, the ex ended up in the hospital - and the actor paid him $500,000 to keep his mouth shut . .

Oh God, this is horrible.

Anonymous said...

Michelle and Matilda today in Brooklyn (I think the older woman is Michelle's mother). Matilda is SO cute and SOO Heathian (if that makes sense): http://www.gossipgirls.com/michelle-williams/matilda-rose-ledger-gets-big-gift-203795?profile=172600

Anonymous said...

I made it clickable 7:05.
Matilda

Anonymous said...

I think the older woman is Michelle's mother

Yes, the lady looks like her mother.

Anonymous said...

^^^
"Hollywood heartthrobs Jude Law, Colin Farrell, and Johnny Depp have proven themselves to be not only talented, but also very generous. According to press reports, Matilda Rose, daughter of actress Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger, has received a generous gift from her father’s co-workers and friends. The actors helped complete Heath's final movie project, "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus", by playing versions of Ledger’s character - then donating their salaries from the film to Matilda."

Funny how they didn't report this sooner.

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

Five Actors for a Michael Phelps Movie

You know it’s coming. After winning eight gold medals and swimming his way into the record books as arguably the best Olympic athlete in history, Michael Phelps will surely have his life story told on the big screen. In fact, we’re almost certain Hollywood executives are clamoring to get the exclusive rights to Michael Phelps and his road to Olympic victory. It wouldn’t be a stretch to think that Michael Phelps has either already taken calls from Hollywood while in Beijing or has had contact with some executive even before he left. It’s more likely that Phelps will soon be fielding offers for a movie of his life, which is tailor made for success at the box-office.

Although someone will eventually play Michael Phelps in a movie, here’s a list of five actors who could step into the pool as Phelps if a film gets a green light in the near future. For some of these guys, quitting smoking might be harder than training to be an Olympian.

Channing Tatum

Ryan Donowho

Sean Faris

Jake Gyllenhaal
Have you taken a look at the recent pics of Jake Gyllenhaal for the upcoming Prince of Persia? It looks like Gyllenhaal’s been on the Michael Phelps diet and hitting the gym like an Olympic athlete. Whatever he’s been doing to get in shape, it’s making him look more and more like Michael Phelps (with hair) by the day. After embodying San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist, Robert Graysmith, in David Fincher’s Zodiac and going through sniper bootcamp for his role in Jarhead, Gyllenhaal would have no trouble diving into the pool to play Michael Phelps. As far as diving into the pool of Phelps’ life to accurately reflect the sacrifices one has to make to become an Olympic champion, Gyllenhaal is a near master at tapping into the emotional journey of a character since his role in Brokeback Mountain. Olympic athletes come from all walks of average life and one of Gyllenhaal’s best qualities is his ability to be an average Joe in larger than life situations.

Milo Ventimiglia

http://www.thedeadbolt.com/news/104884/mikephelps_feature.php

Anonymous said...
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Fail said...

Five Actors for a Michael Phelps Movie

Jake as Michael Phelps? hahahahahaha.
All that lumpy beefcake would sink to the bottom of the pool. Phelps is sleek and hard, not a 'roid sandwich.

Anonymous said...

It looks like Gyllenhaal’s been on the Michael Phelps diet and hitting the gym like an Olympic athlete. Whatever he’s been doing to get in shape, it’s making him look more and more like Michael Phelps (with hair) by the day.

Huh? The author of the article must be visually impaired.

Anonymous said...

CNN "congratulates" Ellen and Portia

Bastards from CNN wrote: Ellen DeGeneres 'marries' Portia Rossi

ONTD

Anonymous said...

Mike Phelps is 23.

Jake said...

I look 22.

Anonymous said...

WHICH hunk in a summer movie is a violent, closeted homosexual? The heartthrob snuck into his ex's apartment a few months ago and raped him so violently, the ex ended up in the hospital - and the actor paid him $500,000 to keep his mouth shut . .

Brendan Fraser.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but this happens to often. Give the guy a break. And the shouts of Fangirl or Fanboy is getting old. Some posters here who can only find fault in the guy don't have to be called fangirl / fanboy, since you don't consider yourself one, just call yourself (BITCHY). Everyone here knows Jake has faults just as all of us do, but to continue to pick at everything about him, (you name it) one should ask themselves why the hell am I here!! Ask yourself this. And I am not a Fangirl / fanboy.. I do like him and some of acting in different roles.

Zzzzzzz. Welcome to fandom!

Anonymous said...

ITA 10:15 PM

Brothers said...

Owned by Maguire? - reader's comment:

"Before I get down to the nub of it, it has to be said that with the exception of his first film, Jim Sheridan has always scrambled to get a movie done right the first time. He almost always reshoots and reshoots and then edits and reshoots. And yet somehow, his modus has been successful more often than not. 5 Oscar noms out of 6 features is amazing. BUT...

I saw this in a rough cut before Cannes. A negative pick up, he took it to Cannes to tender bids. As far as I heard, no one nibbled. And I am not surprised. With the exception of one or two scenes (especially the birthday parts when one of the daughters starts bursting the balloons), there is NOTHING there. It felt like a TV movie, with poor visual decisions made throughout. A goofy attempt to resolve everything at the end with a clumsy letter only showed me how much work they had to do.

The editor is Jay Cassidy (nommed for Into the WIld), so maybe he has been able to work something... but Sheridan simply has no feel for the material. Like 50 Cent, no clue as to who these people are."

Anonymous said...

From "spectacularly commited that he might even get nominated" to "there is NOTHING there".

Anonymous said...

To be able to judge what the heck is happening with "Brothers"... please give us some points about the screenplay...
The lady falls for the bad brother, and so what?
This sounds like "While you were sleeping", without the slapstick/comedy.

Is it anything more to it, like social critique, or Army critique?

There are a lot of veterans who are coming home and became wife killers or abusers. (This is happening in the US right now. Does the film tackle the psychological toll taken by the war on the veterans?)

Otherwise it would be an empty vesel.

Anonymous said...

Brothers is a family drama and a remake.

Review of the original Danish "Brothers":


Family Wounds

Those Scandinavian filmmakers certainly love their gut-wrenching dramas. Following the turbulent (and fantastic) "Open Hearts," director Susanne Bier, teaming again with screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen, returns with "Brothers," another headfirst plunge into emotionally exhausting territory. Although this film was not made under the Dogma rules, it certainly shares the same style and spirit, and this approach almost always works well with this type of material.

Denmark's Connie Nielsen ("Gladiator," "One Hour Photo") finally makes her Danish film debut, playing Sarah, the wife of a kind, noble man named Michael (Ulrich Thomsen) with whom she raises two young daughters. Michael, a soldier in the Danish army, is the lone member of his family willing to extend a hand to his younger brother Jannik (Nikolaj Lie Kass), who has just been released from jail and has a strained relationship with his parents and Sarah. Despite Michael's attempts, Jannik quickly falls back into the familiar role of family outcast and spends most of his time drinking away his problems.

The family's steady world is profoundly shaken when Michael is sent to Afghanistan on a mission to locate a captured soldier. Shortly after arriving, Michael is a victim in a helicopter crash and presumed dead. A shattered Sarah and grieving Jannik eventually turn to each other for help. The two work far past their frigid feelings toward one another and develop a close bond, as Jannik even assumes a paternal role to Sarah's children. But as the family's life appears to be stabilizing, another bombshell drops: Michael's very much alive and is returning home. When he arrives back to his family, it becomes quickly clear this peaceful world is one he can no longer understand.

Bier crosscuts the scenes of Sarah and Jannik's growing connection with the horrors Michael endures as a prisoner in Afghanistan. While Sarah and Jannik try to cope with Michael's loss, the family man turned prisoner-of-war must deal every day with the threat of being tortured and killed. The film's stakes become markedly raised in one absolutely chilling scene (perhaps the toughest I'll have to sit through all year), and when it ends, you are completely certain that Michael will never be the same.

Whereas "Open Hearts" is remarkably gripping from just about the first frame, it takes Bier a bit of time to warm up in "Brothers." The first half of the film, which establishes Jannik's black sheep status, is a bit redundant and plodding. But from the moment Michael's helicopter goes down in Afghanistan, the movie gains a noticeably quicker pulse. The last half hour of "Brothers" sees the director working at the top of her form, bringing the tough drama to a raging boil as Michael's increasing alienation from the civilian world gives way to ultimately dangerous behavior.

What's so appealing about Dogma filmmakers is they acutely grasp the concept of economy. Scenes weighed down by a heavy emotional load are wisely fragmented by jump cuts so they don't become overbearing. Handheld cameras provide a sense of immediacy that replace studied and bloated moments designed purely to manipulate. "Brothers," like "Open Hearts," is unabashedly a melodrama, but Bier eliminates any excess, making one's emotional attachment to the story organic.

Connie Nielsen's career thus far has alternated between high profile and smaller films, and with the recent boom in Scandinavian cinema, it's good to see her starring in a movie from her homeland. The work of all three lead actors is exceptional, and Bier appears to have a gift for eliciting such focused and driven performances. Actors should be lining up for roles in her movies.

"Brothers" is not a politically motivated film, and the filmmakers do not offer any grand statements about war. It is, however, a difficult and sensitive look at the effects of tragedy on everyday people and demonstrates, once again, just how keen an observer of human beings' emotional complexities Susan Bier is. We need more filmmakers like her.

http://www.einsiders.com/reviews/archives/show_theatrical.php?review_theatricle=300

Anonymous said...

Original Brothers script is excellent and they probably didn't change it a lot.

Anonymous said...

Brothers sounds like it's going to be Rendition all over again. A serious oscar-bait drama that turns out to be a huge disappointment.

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG - More drama!

PopWatch Previewer: 'Role Models,' 'Rachel Getting Married,' 'The Informers,' and more!

It’s still mighty toasty outside, but the fall movie season is already revving up with trailers for Oscar bait (Rachel Getting Married, starring Anne Hathaway, pictured), prestige pics (The Informers), and box-office hopefuls (Quarantine and Role Models, starring Paul Rudd, pictured). Check out the clips and let us know if any of them will get you in the theaters.

THE INFORMERS (Warning: NSFW trailer)
November

Plot: You tell me. Judging by the loosely connected scenes of sex, drugs, and self-hatred, my guess is it’s a pitch-black ensemble drama.
Looks like: I Loathe the 80’s, Brett Easton Ellis-style.
Verdict: It might be set during the Reagan administration, but Informers’ cast is straight out of 1994, with Billy Bob Thornton, Winona Ryder, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, and Brad Renfro all sharing the screen. (My colleague Sean Howe points out that even Chris “Wicked Game” Isaak has a part, so fingers crossed for an uncredited Heather Graham cameo). Even so, the promise of bad hair and great New Order tunes is almost enough to get me in the theater. Almost.

EW - PopWatch

Anonymous said...

^^^ Family drama with Anne Anne Hathaway:

RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
October

Plot: Angsty black sheep Kim (Anne Hathaway) raises hell on her sister’s Indian-themed big day.
Looks like: Margot at the East-Meets-West Wedding
Verdict: Everyone loves a good family drama in the fall, and it’ll be fun to see Hathaway finally tackle a meaty leading role — even if her character did somehow scalp Tilda Swinton in Constantine. Plus, Debra Winger! Long time no see! (If you’re about to mention Dawn Anna… don’t).

Anonymous said...

Wow, Anne, Austin and Jake in serious movies!

Anonymous said...

From all I've read about Brothers, from people who have seen it, I never read something negative. I don't think this movie will be bad, maybe it won't get award attention, but not even that is sure.
Though from all the film's that'll come out in December, the most attention will have Revolutionary Road with Kate and Leo, no question.

Anonymous said...

Anne H. is getting very good buzz for her role. I think she'll have a lot of attention this year for it.

Anonymous said...

From all I've read about Brothers, from people who have seen it...

Are you saying that there are more reviews? Not just two Hollywood Elsewhere readers / reviewers?

Anonymous said...

A poster on a Nat Portman message board said that the preview was well received and that most people gave it an excellent.

Anonymous said...

TIFF 2008

August 19 - Complete film list by title available online as of 3:00pm.

http://www.tiff08.ca

Brothers said...

Final Toronto Picks

So much for my dream that Oliver Stone's W, Jim Sheridan's Brothers, Gerald McMorrow's Franklyn and Beeban Kidron's Hippie Hippie Shake might play the 2008 Toronto Film Festival.

None of 'em made this morning's final list which means the first two weren't submitted and that issues of one sort or another are afflicting the second two, since both are expected to open in England later this year. I don't mind saying I'm damn disappointed.

Especially about the W no-show. The 10.17 opening, just over a month after the close of TIFF, would make the festival an ideal launch site by giving the film its first big blast of attention. But it only wrapped in July so this morning's absence presumably means it's not quite in "ship-ship-shape!," as Tony Curtis's Jerry once said in Some Like It Hot.
...

Hollywood Elsewhere

Anonymous said...

So what, Rendition was submitted and it sucked. Revolutionary Road isn't playing in any festivals either.

Anonymous said...

I don't mind saying I'm damn disappointed.

Why is Jeffrey Wells disappointed?

Anonymous said...

He's a Jake fanboy. ;)

Anonymous said...

Matlida Ledger looking cuter than ever - and smiling :)

Smile


Matilda is adorable and finally smiling, you usually don't see her smile.
Michelle, I don't know what to think about her. I know, I feel sorry for Spike Jonze. I think he's a good guy, but Michelle will either cheat on him or leave him. Sooner than we might think.

Anonymous said...

Why do you feel sorry for Spike Jonze? He's a big boy.

Anonymous said...

Why do you feel sorry for Spike Jonze? He's a big boy.

True. Michelle is not the only woman out there. He'll be fine, even if it won't last.

Anonymous said...

Gays Are People, Too!

Now that they've tied the knot, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have finally made it - to the cover of People. The tabloid will release some exclusive shots from the lady's wedding this Friday.

Get excited!

Queerty

Anonymous said...

So what, Rendition was submitted and it sucked.

You are right. Let's be optimistic - no festival exposure for Brothers, but reviews and BO will be better than Rendition.

Anonymous said...

Reese working out. I wonder why her body still looks so bad?

Reese

Anonymous said...

Because it's more about working out photo opportunities than working out?

Anonymous said...

"Because it's more about working out photo opportunities than working out?"

Aha, got it! ;)

Tommy as superhero? said...

Casting Couch: Cruise Wants Sleeper Hit

Tom Cruise is striking while the Iron Man—and Batman—is hot, and eyeing a comic book adaptation to call his own. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the box-office superstar has teamed up with Spider-Man director extraordinaire Sam Raimi to develop DC Comics' Sleeper at Warner Bros., with Cruise attached to star in the would-be flick.

The comic book—a spinoff of a spinoff—is not nearly as steeped in tradition and lore as its box-office predecessors, having run from 2003-05. It would, however, see Cruise take on a role that's not so far from his usual onscreen persona (balding, nearly unidentifiable film moguls notwithstanding).

Sleeper centers on a covert operative who becomes fused with an alien artifact that not only makes him become impervious to pain but allows him to pass the ability on to others. Somewhat complicating matters: He falls for evil henchwoman Miss Misery while on assignment.

It's not guaranteed that Cruise will star in the flick, and no writer or director has come aboard the project, but that's not stopping Warner Bros. from licking its chops at the possibility of developing the film into a franchise.

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b24434_casting_couch_cruise_wants_sleeper_hit.html

Anonymous said...

Oh God, everyone wants to be a superhero. Who's next? Russell Crowe?

Cake said...

Happy Birthday Gustavo Santaolalla!

Anonymous said...

John Barrowman is rumored to be auditioning for the part of Captain America - the comix fanboys aren't happy

Anonymous said...

^^^
"Well let me be the one that blows the lid off of why a lot of you don't want him for CAP....

....He's from Scotland!"

Gay is not OK said...

^^^
JBB said ... 26 Jul 2008 13:34

It'll probably cause a rucus but I think John Barrowman might be a good choice. Now before I get blasted I hope you can see we've had a Batman actor (probably the best) Christian Bale who without reading his bio you'd never know he was born in Wales, NOT the US of A. Plus Barrowman has a build much like an olympic athelete which Roger's should be, not some massive pumped up steroid looking freak. Bottom line yes Captain America is a symbol but we still have to remember this is going to be only a movie and not creating a REAL Captain America. I'm defensive of Cap also as having read my first comic of him a good 3 years before Marvel revived him in the early 1960's.
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JBB said ... 27 Jul 2008 00:35

O.K. , I'm sorry I didn't read a bio about his ( Barrowman) sexual preferance! I'm in total agreement about not having a gay play Cap. Like I said before I've seen the two bad movies made about Cap in the last few decades and really want them to use an actor who has the physical appearance (not a pumped up look like these WWF freaks) and the lead actor experience in him (not a bunch of bit parts).

Anonymous said...

"I just read his biography, and I have changed my mind. There is no way I would want this guy to be Captain America. A man like this should not be representing our country."

A man "like this"? Guess what that means.

Anonymous said...

I don't think John Barrowman would give a rat's ass what those homophobic dweebs thought:

John and his husband Scott

Anonymous said...

John Barrowman is rumored to be auditioning for the part of Captain America - comments:

"Cap should absolutely uphold that part of the Declaration of Independence that says "All men are created equal unless they suck cock."
I'm sure I read that in there somewhere."

Anonymous said...

I don't think John Barrowman would give a rat's ass what those homophobic dweebs thought

No, but the problem is that being gay will decrease his chances of getting the role.

Anonymous said...

Well, there are other issues like they may want a younger or more well-known or american-born actor for the part. If he was perfect in all those ways then maybe homophobia would come into play but we may never know the decision process.
In the end JB is not going to stop being out and proud in order to get a job.

Stupidity is universal said...

Irish Singer Brian McFadden: Straight Men Don't Wear Pink

Irish singer Brian McFadden has demonstrated what a homophobe he is in a New Zealand radio interview. McFadden, formerly a singer with the Irish boyband Westlife, spouted off about the color pink:

"Saying pink is a form of red is the same as saying homosexual is a form of male....In the old days there was no such thing as gay. It was frowned upon, the church would burn you at the stake. Modern day, if you are not gay, a man should not be wearing pink, unless of course you're in the America's Cup and you're one of these pansies who walk around with Gant t-shirts with your collars up, and you wear pink and you wear white trousers with those dirty brown slip-on shoes. Then you're just an idiot..."

Idiot.

McFadden's former bandmate, Mark Feehily, announced he was gay in 2005. Shortly thereafter, Feehily said he would marry his boyfriend, singer Kevin McDaid.

http://www.towleroad.com/2008/08/irish-singer-br.html

RDJ said...

Robert Downey Jr. says he's "relaxed" about sexuality

Robert Downey Jr. graces the cover of the new Rolling Stone -- another in a series of comeback kid profiles the actor has scored of late, this one titled "To Hell and Back." Not included in the excerpt of the rambling, elusive profile posted online is this rambling, elusive discussion of his sexuality:

"In his early days as an actor, he wore spats and ascots. For a while, he wore lacy, frilly things, too, even during his youthful seven-year courtship of Sarah Jessica Parker, his first real girlfriend. Once upon a time, he also talked about a tendency to make out with guys. "A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual," he said. "That's OK. Being relaxed about sexuality is something you're born with." ...

And as to his so-called bisexuality, he now says that he made it all up, that it's just one more fiction he went by. "It was manufactured. I didn't have an identity. I was playing around. I expressed it. I grew up in the Rocky Horror Picture Show world, where even my butch friends turned out to be androgynous on Saturday nights."

http://www.popnography.com/2008/08/robert-downey-j.html

Anonymous said...

And as to his so-called bisexuality, he now says that he made it all up, that it's just one more fiction he went by.

Robert, darling, did you read The Boy Who Cried Wolf? No? I think you should.

Anonymous said...

RDJ is a weird freak.

Anonymous said...

TMZ marvels at how much Matilda looks like Heath: http://www.tmz.com/2008/08/19/daddys-little-girl/#comments

Anonymous said...

TMZ: "Keep Mary-Kate far, far away from her."

Shit.

Anonymous said...

I really think people should stop considering Matilda as a celebrity.
Her dad was the famous actor,not her. Posting pictures in the web of a little girl and telling all the time how cute she is is insane. You all behave as if you're their aunts and uncles, stop pending of this child, she has a mother who can take care of her just fine.

Anonymous said...

We just enjoy being virtual aunts and uncles.

Anonymous said...

5:02 What's your problem with Matilda?

Stop telling people what to do and stop hating on that kid.

Anonymous said...

"We just enjoy being virtual aunts and uncles"

ooookkeeeyy..... that's sick.

"5:02 What's your problem with Matilda?"

I have no way a problem with that innocent child,jesus!!!
Actually i think it would be good for her if her photos stop being posted in the internet

I repeat: Matilda is NOT a celebrity, stop encouraging the pappz to take pictures of her. You want her to become a Paris Hilton or a Bruce willis'daughter or something worse?
Ha, now i scared you! right?

please, there is no one who agree with me? :(

Anonymous said...

"We just enjoy being virtual aunts and uncles"

ooookkeeeyy..... that's sick.


Why?

Anonymous said...

I repeat: Matilda is NOT a celebrity, stop encouraging the pappz to take pictures of her.

We know that Matilda is NOT a celebrity.
Our opinion (clicks) can’t influence multimillion paparazzi business one way or another.

Anonymous said...

"We just enjoy being virtual aunts and uncles"
ooookkeeeyy..... that's sick.
Why?


Do I really have to explain it?

ok,nevermind.
Go buy a virtual toy to your virtual niece and be happy if that's your kind of thing

love you,

bye

Anonymous said...

Do I really have to explain it?

Yes, please. I wouldn't ask if I understood your view.

Anonymous said...

What's the problem with posting pictures of Matilda? Someone posted pictures of the Witherspoon/Philippee kids and no one complained.

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Anonymous said...

Fine, i won't be crucified cauze of this (i swear sometimes this site is like a cult) so the last thing i'm gonna say about this subject is this:

Heath hated her daughter's pictures in the net.
Michelle Williams don't like it either, we all know that and her long time fans knows that as well.

I think celebrities'childs pictures should not be posted it and all i can say is that it is just my opinion.

But if you want to keep talking about Matilda as if she were a substitute for her death father, go ahead.
I'm sure her mother can afford therapy sessions for her in the future.

and I was kidding about the cult thing :)))))
although some of the people posting here are to much sensitive

ok,that's it

good night!!

Anonymous said...

5:52 PM,

I see, you think we should IGNORE Matilda's paparazzi pictures.

Anonymous said...

5:52, Matilda will always be in the public eye, not just because Heath Ledger was her father, but because her mother is an actress too, maybe she'll become even more famous with next years Scorsese flick. That means, even more pap attention.

Anonymous said...

But if you want to keep talking about Matilda as if she were a substitute for her death father, go ahead.

I don't think Matilda is seen as a substitute, she is a comfort.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Matilda is seen as a substitute, she is a comfort.

IA. And it's great seeing her happy. She doesn't seem spoild like many other celeb kids. I think she has a very kind heart.

Anonymous said...

^I remember reading that Heath didn't want his kid to be spoild. He wanted her to be a good and intelligent person. I read he taught her do distinguish left and right.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gustavo Santaolalla!

Gustavo Santaolalla - The Wings

Anonymous said...

It’s still mighty toasty outside, but the fall movie season is already revving up with trailers for Oscar bait (Rachel Getting Married, starring Anne Hathaway, pictured), prestige pics (The Informers)...

Fingers crossed for Anne and Austin!

Wow! said...

In-Box

I'm sure I'll be getting cease and desist letters from some high-priced Scientology lawyer any second for posting this, but a reader (or smear-campaign artist, you decide) sends in this "answer" to yesterday's Hollywood gay rape blind item. If the part about the police report is true, surely one of my readers in the law enforcement business out West can do a little, um, poking around for me:. (BTW: the spelling errors -- this time -- are his, not mine!):

Kenneth,
I read your story about the closeted actor who raped a former boyfriend. All of the names listed were wrong, it was actually Will Smith. You and Page 6 were wrong about some of the other details as well. The former boyfriend did report Will to the Lost Hills Sherrifs Department. The payoff was done to keep him from pressing charges. The charges were indeed dropped. The former boyfriend also needed surgery because his anus had a small split called a fisure after the incident.

To set the record straight, it wasn't rape, it was more of rough play that the two played on many occasions. It got out of hand and Will didn't stop. He's not a rapist but he and his wife both live a life filled with lies. They don't have sex with each other or in thier home. They live in Hidden Hills but they have a seperate home in nearby Agoura Hills just for sex with others. If this world were more accepting of gay people, I think Will and Jada would be living happy, honest lives with other people. On a final note, I was one of Will's boyfriends for a while. I think we all get a max of 4 months and then he moves on.

Kevin

In-Box

Anonymous said...

Austin in an Oscar baity film? Cool thing.

Anonymous said...

9:25 Wow indeed!

Anonymous said...

And it's great seeing her happy.

Happy Matilda

Anonymous said...

They live in Hidden Hills but they have a seperate home in nearby Agoura Hills just for sex with others.

A practical solution! lol

Anonymous said...

To set the record straight, it wasn't rape, it was more of rough play that the two played on many occasions.

If he had to go to the hospital, it was very rough play. Poor guy. Will creeps me out.

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