Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Ticking Tile

October 16, 2008

Dear Ted:
Why is Toothy Tile bearding when he has a baby with his boyfriend? As much as I adore Family Tile, I think Gray Goose should take Baby Tile with him and leave Toothy. Enough is enough when manufacturing a fake image! The baby comes first and requires honesty. What do you think?
—Myla

Dear Honest Woman:
I think you know what I think. After all, your letter's first, isn't it?

Source: Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth
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October 21, 2008

Dear Ted:
I, too, am tired of the Toothy Tile game...but just out of curiosity, how many people have sent you an email correctly identifying him?
—SanFriskyBabe

Dear Ticking Tile:
A few.

Source: Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth

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Jackie said...

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Emma Lazarus said...

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

Anonymous said...

Prince of Persia trailer explores the war between light and dark

Anonymous said...

Ted is the greatest; I love his story about Ratchet being brought home, and the truth about unwanted/discarded pets, and his thoughtful post about Julia and Jennifer Hudson. This is why I don't think he'd be making up the TT story. He might not be 100% correct, but I don't think he'd make it up, and I think he'd admit if he were wrong.

Anonymous said...

You Don't Mean That

Joaquin Phoenix has had it with the movie making business, so he's devoting all his time to developing the music in his heart. At a benefit for Paul Newman last night, he told Extra TV, "I want to take this opportunity... also to give you the exclusive and just talk a little bit about the fact that this will be my last performance as an actor... I'm not doing films anymore."

I wonder how many times he hiccuped or temporarily blacked out while he said that shit? His breath probably reeked of Jack Daniels, Cloves and rubbing alcohol. Breathalyzers from miles away exploded when he opened his mouth. When asked if he was serious, Joaquin continued to let the booze talk and said, "Yeah. I'm working on my music. I'm done. I've been through that." Joaquin's friend, Casey Affleck, chimed in, "I don't think he's kidding. He's got music and stuff."

And by "stuff" he means some good chronic and a stocked liquor cabinet.

Extra also asked Joaquin's spokesbitch who said, "That is what he told me."

Wait. He's joking, right?! This can't be true, because I really need him to star in a sequel to "SpaceCamp."

Dlisted

Anonymous said...

Good luck Joaquin!

Anonymous said...

"If you let us marry each other, we'll stop marrying you."

Happy anniversary. By the way, I'm gay

'I wouldn't call what we had sex. We had fertility clinic sex."

For those who have complained about the quality and frequency of sex in their marriage, consider this: It could be worse. The problem could be irreparable. Your partner could say, "It's not you. It's your gender."

One of the most painful situations to overcome is when one spouse in a heterosexual marriage reveals - either deliberately or by accident (hello Internet!) - that he or she is gay. There are no statistics on the number of heterosexual divorces due to homosexuality, but it appears more common than it was in previous generations, as people feel society is more accepting of their diverse sexual identities, says Caryn Miller, a Toronto psychotherapist and couples counsellor who specializes in the issue. "Now, more and more people in marriage counselling are coming to me saying, 'I think I might be gay,' " she explains.

But that acceptance doesn't mean there is greater understanding of the emotions a declaration - or a discovery - of homosexuality unleashes. The admission of homosexuality to a straight partner is hard on both people, says Ms. Miller. While it is a clear resolution to a couple's sexual dysfunction, it provokes as many questions as it answers.

The woman quoted above, who didn't want her name published, found out that her husband was gay after 24 years of marriage and two children. "We had next to no sex. He would always refuse. He made me feel it was me. I felt really ugly and unattractive," she says.

A devout Christian, she was a virgin when she married him. He knew he was gay at 15, he later explained to her. But he married her because he feared the social stigma if he came out, and he wanted to please his father. He told her that he thought about having a gay affair while married to her, but never acted on it. Her husband's admission of his sexual orientation offered some relief, she acknowledges. "I didn't have a chance. It wouldn't have made a difference no matter how thin or how blond you are."

But it was also "totally devastating," she says. While she initially had compassion for him - it's not as if he was choosing to be homosexual - she was soon overwhelmed with shame and anger. "It's shame that I was duped for so long. How could I not know?" she says. "And will I ever lose my anger totally?" she asks rhetorically. "No. He can't give me back my youth. It's gone," says the 50-year-old. "He never said that he used me. But that's how I feel."

The nature of marriage between a latent or closeted homosexual and a heterosexual partner is complex and unusual, Ms. Miller notes. "Those who are unsure about their sexuality often think, 'If I just fall in love with someone of the opposite sex I can put this all behind me,' and for some amount of time they can." They often choose heterosexual marriage partners with their head, not their heart, she says, which can result in a relationship "between friends that has a really strong bond." The breakup can surprise children, Ms. Miller adds, "because their parents got along very well."

A divorce is often easier on the gay partner, she says. "For the spouse who is coming out for the first time as an adult, he or she finds the [gay] community and feels like an adolescent. You're very excited because you're discovering what you're attracted to. You're coming out of the closet, but the other spouse is going into one. There's really no support for the person who finds out. They feel ostracized. They worry what people are going to think of them for not knowing all those years. And they lose trust in themselves and their judgment of others."

Still, the spouse who comes to terms with his or her homosexuality is not spared anguish and pain. "I would feel sick to my stomach after sex," says a lesbian who was married for 11 years to a man, with whom she has three children. She married him, her first sexual partner, when she was 23. In her teenage years, she had crushes on girls but never consummated a gay relationship. "I wanted to do the traditional thing. When I was growing up, I believed that my next step was to get married, have kids. I had a dream." But the dream never felt complete. "I thought [sex] would get better; that I would get used to him. I tried. But I couldn't achieve orgasm, and after a while I just stopped trying."

She made excuses not to have sex. Her husband would get angry. He felt emasculated, she says. Sometimes, they would cry together over their troubled sex life. "He had been sexually active since he was 12, and he said that sex with me was the worst he had ever had."

He asked her to seek help. She "embarked on a journey," she says. But when she realized she was gay, she still couldn't bring herself to tell her husband, out of fear of breaking up the family. "Finally, he was the one who said, 'I think you are gay.' " She wept and confirmed it. "We loved each other," she explains, adding that they stayed in the same house for three years as they grappled with how to tell the children and keep the family intact. "We had dinner together every night. Things ran smoothly," she explains.

The children found out when her 10-year-old daughter discovered a letter that she had written to her husband, describing the courage it took for her to confront her sexuality. It wasn't about him, it was about speaking the truth, she wrote to him. "That really helped the kids. I went over the whole thing with them, explaining that people are born attracted to men or women or both, and that I was born attracted to women. I told them their father deserved the truth. My daughter knew we were separating. We were sleeping in separate bedrooms. But she thought I didn't like her father any more. Which wasn't true."

Still, the final outcome was painful. When her ex-husband remarried, he moved out of town and has not remained in touch with the children, she says. He now blames her for ruining his life with the family. "I feel guilt over the kids having to grow up in a non-traditional home and losing their father," she confesses. "I worry that in their angry moments they are going to say, 'This is your fault.' "

Before gay marriage was sanctioned in California, a line once uttered by Los Angeles comedian Jason Stuart found its way onto popular T-shirts. "Come on, straight people," it reads. "If you let us marry each other, we'll stop marrying you." Which is a clever, ironic pitch for same-sex marriage: What may upset some conservatives will potentially spare them and others from pain. Ms. Miller agrees: "When you can get the white picket fence and the children when you are gay, fewer will marry into heterosexual relationships. Less damage is done all around."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081023.wlgenex23/BNStory/lifeFamily/home

Anonymous said...

Ted is pissed because Reeke (real or not) is making the Toothy saga look like crap.

Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Ted is pissed that Jake doesn't have any balls and seems to be taking on Reese's uglier practices. I

Anonymous said...

Ted is disgusted - as who isnt (rhetorical question please dont reply) - that there are people are not only falling for this smarmy excuse for a "love story" but getting off on it.

Anonymous said...

I think he is aware less and less people really believe Tooth saga!

But If you 're so"degusted" Ted ..
have balls for him and out him!!

Anonymous said...

I think Jake's gay rumors have increased since he started bearding and more people are aware of the TT saga.

Will Ted out him? That's a decision for Ted to make & if I remember right Ted said that he doesn't like to out anyone, it's up to the person concerned to come out.

Anonymous said...

... more people are aware of the TT saga.

Like Reese's fans.

Anonymous said...

Will Ted out him?

Please define outing in this case.

Anonymous said...

For Ted to say Toothy Tile is Jake Gyllenhaal...

Anonymous said...

I don't think that's outing.

Perez said Went is gay 10 times - is Went outed?

too many superheroes said...

ET Online

Third 'Iron Man' and Beyond for Robert Downey Jr.?

A trade report says Robert Downey Jr. has not only signed on for 'Iron Man 3,' but will star in another major Marvel superhero flick as well.

Daily Variety reports Downey Jr. will resume his saving-the-world duties in 'Iron Man 2' and its sequel. Plus, he'll don the suit of iron to fight alongside Captain America, Thor and the Incredible Hulk in 'The Avengers,' says Variety.

'Iron Man 2' is expected in 2010, while 'The Avengers' is scheduled for a 2011 release, says the trade.

Anonymous said...

"I don't think that's outing."

OK so what do you think outing is?

Anonymous said...

This is outing:

"In 1996, at age 21, Chad Allen was outed as gay when the US tabloid The Globe published photos of him kissing another man in a hot tub at a party."

Anonymous said...

E!

Tom Ford's A Single Man With Moore and Firth

Tom Ford is finally going public with his movie plans.

As I was the first to tell you last month, the fashion prince will make his directorial debut with a movie adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel, A Single Man. I’m now told that Ford will release an official announcement tomorrow.

Colin Firth will star as a gay college professor who is dealing with the death of his longtime lover. Julianne Moore costars as a lifelong friend of the professor’s.

While early talk was Jamie Bell would play one of his students, it turns that role has gone to Matthew Goode. The story takes place in 1962 in Los Angeles. Filming will begin in L.A. on Nov. 3.

Ford spoke publicly about wanting to get behind the camera when he left Gucci in 2004. He acquired movie right's to A Single Man about a year ago. He also started his own men's fashion line last year with stores in New York, Las Vegas, Dubai, Los Angles and Moscow, among many others.

Anonymous said...

Is Tom Ford a tailor?

Anonymous said...

Kate Hudson was warned by police after her Halloween party sparked complaints.
The actress had a visit to her home from L.A. police at around 1 a.m. on Sunday after her celebrity guests made too much noise. Hudson -- who was dressed as a 1960s flight attendant -- was asked to move the party indoors.

Gerard Butler, dressed as a cowboy for the event, caused a stir. A source said: "All the girls at the party were lining up to talk to Gerard. He left with two very sexy vampires."

Cindy Crawford raised a laugh when she arrived dressed as Amy Winehouse, while Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen entertained guests by dressing as a cow, and Gwen Stefani had on a fried-egg costume. Goldie Hawn and partner Kurt Russell, Winona Ryder, Tobey Maguire, and couple Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon were also in attendance.


Halloween

PR Rewriting History said...

Oct. 27, 2008

"Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal quickly fell back into their domestic routine last week when he made a whirlwind visit home to Los Angeles from the London set of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." On Thursday, the petite Oscar winner and the lately strapping, stringy-haired actor were captured by paparazzi as they went for a jog. The next day, Jake made a school run with Reese's son Deacon, who just turned 5, with the two seen skipping along the sidewalk, according to People. On Saturday, the low-key lovebirds, who are rumored to be house hunting in London, reportedly held hands over breakfast in Santa Monica, Calif., before picking up Deacon and Witherspoon's other tyke, Ava, 9, and heading to the actress's estate in Ojai. By Monday, the likely jet-lagged Gyllenhaal was back in England."

MSN gossip

Anonymous said...

Is Tom Ford a tailor?

Yes, Tom Ford is a famous fashion designer and openly gay man.

Anonymous said...

Halloween party ... at around 1 a.m. on Sunday
on Saturday heading to the actress's estate in Ojai


Too much PR isn't good. lol

Anonymous said...

I'm convinced that Reeke's PR really doesn't like Jake, they constantly make him look like some ball-less, flaming gay man. "Jake made a school run with Reese's son Deacon, who just turned 5, with the two seen skipping along the sidewalk" A grown man was skipping down the side walk? "the low-key lovebirds" If they were so low-key, we wouldn't have so many pics and wouldn't know what they did all weekend. And Reeke's PR wants us to believe that Jake, who been out of the US since June, came home for 5 days and spent every waking moment with Reese and her kids. He didn't go and see his parents or family or friends? Only a person with no respect, no affection and someone shunned by their family would do that. Their PR is trying way to hard to make them look like the perfect fairytale family and it just makes them look like bad people.

Anonymous said...

In the pictures with Jake, Reese and Deacon they were annoyed at the paparazzi not at Deacon. I don't think this was supposed to be one of their planned photo ops with the kid in attandance.

Anonymous said...

His evil glance at the paparazzi.

jake

Anonymous said...

In the pictures with Jake, Reese and Deacon they were annoyed at the paparazzi not at Deacon.

Annoyed at the Flynet paparazzi Reeke PR called to take the pictures? Yeah, right!
LOL

Anonymous said...

8:19am, there is not one pic that's taken by the paps that isn't authorized by Reese. That whole looking annoyed, walking backwards, one of them walking ahead or a different direction, nostril flaring is part of their routine. Reese uses her kids for photo ops all the time and has proved that she calls the paps. Remember the Tate museum in London and her trip to Morocco? These are both places that never, ever have paps there. They just decided that they were going to wait to see if Reese would show up that day? They are both PR whores.

Anonymous said...

Remember the Tate museum in London and her trip to Morocco?

And pig farm pictures for the Us magazine Easter Special.

Anonymous said...

I'm convinced that Reeke's PR really doesn't like Jake, they constantly make him look like some ball-less, flaming gay man.

I'll repeat myself - Jake's role in this charade is to make Reese look good. Jake gets a straight image.

Anonymous said...

Jake gets a straight image.
**

Or at least he thinks so...

Anonymous said...

Towleroad

Milk

"I saw itlast night here in L.A. and it's simply magnificent. Sean Penn guves the performance of hius life, all the supporting players are great and I want to adopt Emile more than ever. But over and above all that by rendering a very precise portrait of a time a place and a people this film reminds us what the gay rights movement is really aboutand why the HRC and NLGTF are a pitiful subsititute for the street activism tha GAVE US OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

This is not "Brokeback Mountain" -- thank goodness. This is about who we really are and what we MUST do to fight back. Those of us old enough to remember will be sobbing at the end. But this isn't a tear-jerker. It's political filmmaking at its best."

Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 29, 2008 8:51:32 AM

Anonymous said...

Pics from the "Milk" premiere in San Francisco

Anonymous said...

October 28, 2008

One Tree Hill: Hollywood Comes to Town

Last night's episode of One Tree Hill was my favorite of the season by far. I've often complained that Lucas is rarely given anything interesting to do, but "Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe" finally sent the character in an exciting new direction. The episode found charming movie producer Julian coming to town to convince Lucas to turn An Unkindness of Ravens into a major motion picture. Not only does Julian have a mysterious connection to Peyton, but his movie pitch allowed the characters to make plenty of brilliant meta references that poked fun at the series itself. For the first time in ages, Lucas' plot line was actually the best part of a One Tree Hill episode.

I'm thankful for the addition of Julian, not just because I like actor Austin Nichols, but because he's bringing some juicy drama into Lucas' humdrum life. I'm interested to see if he actually plans to produce a faithful adaptation of An Unkindness of Ravens, or if he's secretly evil and plotting to bastardize Lucas' book. Will he stick to the script Lucas writes, or will he completely butcher it? His final scene in the episode left me questioning his true intentions.

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/one-tree-hill/one-tree-hill-hollywood-comes-23995.aspx

Anonymous said...

Pics from the "Milk" premiere in San Francisco

Boys are looking good!

Anonymous said...

8:19am, there is not one pic that's taken by the paps that isn't authorized by Reese.

ITA

It's Flynet after all, Reeke paparazzi agency, they even used them for 'Jake back in London' pictures.

Anonymous said...

Milk

Studio Fires Back: Milk Is Very Gay

As supporters of California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative picketed last night's San Francisco premiere of Milk, producers of the film fired back at allegations that Focus Features is hiding their spiritual follow-up to Brokeback Mountain because it's too gay to promote during an election season. In a letter to The Hollywood Reporter, Focus chief James Schamus slams the report, citing the film's "most explosively received and appreciated trailer in the history of our company" along with a litany of gay tie-ins.

As you'll recall, Steven Zeitchik slammed Focus' marketing approach yesterday, resulting in an angry letter from Schamus, who first cites the film's production schedule as the reason for the delay, and then tries to counter Zeitchik's criticism of the studio's gun-shy approach:

"The premiere is timed to the final week before a crucial election, one which includes an anti-gay state proposition much like the one Harvey Milk vanquished 30 years ago. The after-screening gathering will be held at San Francisco's City Hall, and today has been proclaimed "Focus Features Day" by the Mayor – who clearly didn't get The Hollywood Reporter in time to understand our underhanded, apolitical approach to marketing the film. ... But if a journalist is to write about our marketing campaign, might he consider actually talking about…our marketing campaign?"

Of course, Schamus doesn't challenge Zeitchik's main contention: that the studio hasn't given Milk the standard Important Oscar Film roll-out of festival premieres and months-in-advance screenings for critics and "tastemakers." But when it comes to courting the audience that propelled its last gay-themed film to unprecedented financial and critical heights? Yes, Focus is more than willing to take their money.

Gawker

Anonymous said...

The gossip rags can construct whatever little lie they want to about Jake's latest trip to what is little more than his business office - LA. All that matters to me is that Jake and Chris are in Europe, and Reese is not. Thank god for small favors. At least I only had to hold my nose for 5 days this time.

Anonymous said...

Still rumors persist Jake will star in Fincher's Torso:


Torso

Anonymous said...

^^^
10/24/2008

Exclusive - Producer Bill Mechanic Updates us on the Movie Adaptation of TORSO

Just a few hours ago I was at a Coraline event that Focus Features put on in Beverly Hills. While I’ll have a ton of great interviews with director Henry Selick and some of the others that worked on the film, I managed to talk with former chairman of 20th Century Fox Bill Mechanic.

After Bill left Fox, he formed the independent production company Pandemonium and he’s the first one that thought Coraline would make a great movie. Since this is the man who made Fight Club, X-Men and Titanic, I’d like to think he knows what he’s doing.

Anyway, while there I managed to interview him about Coraline and the other projects he’s developing. One of those projects has been generating a lot of interest due to who’s attached and I got an update directly from Bill on what’s up.

The project I’m talking about is Torso, and it’s the film adaptation of the Marc Andreyko and Brian Michael Bendis' graphic novel of the same name. Currently David Fincher is attached to direct the film with rumors of Jake Gyllenhaal and Matt Damon leading the cast.

For those unfamiliar, Torso was originally published as a six issued series by Image Comics and it tells the story of the real life "Torso Murderer", a serial killer who was active during 1934 to 1938. He received his nickname because he left only the torsos of his victims. Without fingerprints or dental records, these victims were very difficult to identify in a time before DNA testing. The investigator on the case was Eliot Ness, Cleveland chief of police and former head of the Untouchables. (Thank you Wikipedia)

The big update is Torso should be in front of the cameras (hopefully) next March or April and it should be David Fincher’s next film. He also said all the online rumors were probably true. One last bit is the title might change and he also said the movie might be different from the graphic novel the way Fight Club (the movie) was different from the book. He says a lot more so if you’re interested watch the interview!

Anonymous said...

Still rumors persist Jake will star in Fincher's Torso

Hallelujah, at last some good rumors about Jake!

Anonymous said...

September 5, 2008

Rumor: Matt Damon in David Fincher's Torso Adaptation?

Today we've got another tidbit on a proposed upcoming David Fincher project. Although I know we're supposed to be entirely focused on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, this is about another one of his upcoming projects - an adaptation of the true crime graphic novel Torso. We seem to have missed the original announcement for this project, but the news today comes from Cleveland.com (via our friends at RopeofSilicon), the site for the city where the film takes place as well as where they might shoot. The article mentions that Matt Damon will play Cleveland's safety director Eliot Ness, who gets wrapped up in the killings, as well as details on Ohio's lack of tax breaks for filmmakers.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/09/05/rumor-matt-damon-in-david-finchers-torso-adaptation/

Anonymous said...

"... with rumors of Jake Gyllenhaal AND Matt Damon leading the cast"

Well, this is a new rumor.

Anonymous said...

"Well, this is a new rumor."

Perhaps both will star in the movie? That would be excellent if Jake found his Tim Buroton or Martin Scorsese like Johnny and Leo.
Fincher's a great director almost all of his films are very well received critically.

Anonymous said...

"... with rumors of Jake Gyllenhaal AND Matt Damon leading the cast

I think it's 2 rumors, not Jake and Matt in the same movie.

Anonymous said...

Torso rumor was too good to be true :)

Anonymous said...

All I know is, I'm there, no matter who is in it. I love a good detective/crime story. Fincher will do a great job with it. :)

Zodiac said...

"The American equivalent of the terrifying crime spree of Jack the Ripper was undoubtedly the "Cleveland Torso Murders" that took place in an area called Kingsbury Run in the middle 1930’s. Like the Ripper case, the murders left a number of mutilated victims behind and they remain unsolved to this day. It was a series of killings that had tragic results, terrifying the city of Cleveland, ending human lives and destroying the career of an law enforcement icon, "Untouchable" Eliot Ness."

Sounds familiar.

Anonymous said...

PoP

The first 10 minutes of Prince of Persia, shot at yesterday's Eurogamer Expo.

First 10 minutes of Prince of Persia

Anonymous said...

Here’s the latest PSA encouraging people to vote, which spoofs the last “Don’t Vote” PSA.

Featured: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Snoop Dogg, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Ben Stiller, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Justin Timberlake, along with Sacha Baron Cohen as “Borat,” Zach Braff, Colin Farrell, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Shia LeBeouf, Tobey Maguire, Ryan Reynolds, and Jason Segal.

Don’t Vote

Anonymous said...

^^^ "There's more Baldwin brothers than that!"
LOL

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
I thought that Toothy Tile had the talent, personality, integrity, braveness and beauty to be the Jackie Robinson of Hollywood. What do you think happened to him that he turned into an average phony hypocrite playing the Hollywood game?
—Laura

Dear Braveheart:
Money.


Dear Ted:
Is Toothy Tile happy with the bearding? Why did he have Baby Tile if he wasn't willing to stand up as a father and all his public actions show he only cares about faking for the sake of his own image?
—Laura

Dear Fatherly Love:
Clay Aiken, he's not. Thank homo heavens!

Anonymous said...

Thank homo heavens!

Why?

Anonymous said...

What an interesting coincidence!

Two days after Jake's 5-day pr-stunt filled business trip to LA, a trip filled with a whole lot of fluff and little else (no comments, no family, no auditions, no friends, no politics, no new roles announced), we now hear a pr-fluff back story about a supposed Reeke trip to Oja (yeah, right) and Jake being mentioned, once again, for a film with Matt Damon. Months of no announcements, and then all of sudden, there's news.

What a joke. Earth to Jake : when your so-called Moon movie project actually goes final, you actually start auditioning for new roles again or one of your three postponed films actually hits the theaters call us, OK? Otherwise, leave the spin in Trafalgar Square.

Anonymous said...

From Michael K:

Which celebrity couple has secretly wed but still haven’t told anyone except their immediate families? One is more famous than the other, but you would recognize both names. He wouldn’t mind telling people, but she is extremely protective of their privacy after a negative experience with the paparazzi a while back. (Blind Gossip)

Brit Brit and Chester? Or Anison and Mayer? Or Jessica and Romo?


Bet the babblers have a different answer to this question. lol!

Anonymous said...

"you would recognize both names"

I would say C or D-listers.

Anonymous said...

Ted is thankful that at least one homo had the balls to do right by his child. Wouldn't want something so despicable to turn into a trend.

Anonymous said...

Earth to Jake : when your so-called Moon movie project actually goes final, you actually start auditioning for new roles again or one of your three postponed films actually hits the theaters call us, OK?

That was too harsh!
but funny and true :D

Anonymous said...

Who was the celebrity that commited incest without know it?
Can anyone take some time and post the name here,please?

Anonymous said...

I am prepared for anyfuckingthing from stinking reeking - Jake and Reese did emerge smirking from an episcopalian chapel with a DVD in hand some time ago - what was that about, anyway? No one questioned, at the time - sneaking and reeking, I hate them so much.

She is a stinkler I mean a stickler for form, after all.

Anonymous said...

Who was the celebrity that commited incest without know it?

Father Mother Brother Sister Chaos

BlindGossip - Which young famous black performer didn’t know the identity of his real father and thus wound up sleeping with his own sister? The young man (who we’ll call Junior) was the product of an affair his mother had in the seventies with a talented married black celebrity (who we’ll call Senior). Although there was the occasional wicked whisper because Junior and Senior resemble each other physically and have similar triple-threat talents, neither Senior nor the woman ever told anyone that Senior was Junior’s father. They really thought they could keep things quiet, live separate lives, and carry the secret of Junior’s true ancestry to their graves. The situation changed when Senior learned that his daughter from his second marriage had begun dating Junior. Very alarmed and needing to intervene without divulging his paternity, Senior quickly inserted himself into the situation, became Junior’s friend and mentor, and forced the young couple to break up. It worked. Junior still doesn’t know that Senior - whom he greatly admires - is his real father, or that his former girlfriend - to whom he lost his virginity - was his own half-sister.


[...] Blindgossip.com put up a particularly juicy blind item today about a “triple-threat entertainer” who secretly fathered a child out of wedlock. Turns out that child became a “triple-threat entertainer” himself…and started dating his daddy’s daughter through another marriage (ugh). Pops supposedly put a kibosh on the relationship, but not before the kid lost his cherry (double ugh). Scarily, commenters everywhere are overwhelming pinning this one on Usher and Ben Vereen, the pop star’s “godfather” and father of Karon Vereen, who dated Usher when they were teenagers. [...]

Anonymous said...

How'd d'you bury a film that becomes "dated" in a quickly changing world? (Thinking of both Nailed and Brothers)

And I have a feeling Milk is gonna show up BBMt as a chick flick that Ang figured it was, to begin with.

My conclusion is that PoP might have been a really smart choice for JBG - he needs to recoup his losses - I think the lil fucker's got good instincts. but I dont love him anymore.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 4:46 !

Anonymous said...

Which celebrity couple has secretly wed but still haven’t told anyone except their immediate families? One is more famous than the other, but you would recognize both names. He wouldn’t mind telling people, but she is extremely protective of their privacy after a negative experience with the paparazzi a while back.

A newbie poster on the IHJ Jake/Reese thread claims J/R are secretly married. The person supposedly knows it from a reliable source. I'd take it with a grain of salt.

Anonymous said...

Jake and Reese did emerge smirking from an episcopalian chapel with a DVD in hand some time ago

Is that X17 Church On Sunday fiction?

Anonymous said...

I'd take it with a grain of salt.

Huh? Why would we believe it?

Anonymous said...

"And I have a feeling Milk is gonna show up BBMt as a chick flick that Ang figured it was, to begin with."

Oh c'mon don't diss the film, just because you're disappointed in Jake.
I know that BBM changed a lot of people's POV's about homosexuality.
I'm not exaggerating.

Anonymous said...

And I have a feeling Milk is gonna show up BBMt as a chick flick that Ang figured it was, to begin with.

What Milk has to do with BBM?

Anonymous said...

WFT is open again. Dany is married.

Anonymous said...

BBM was a good movie.Had a great script,great performances and great direction. It was about the love story between 2 gay men,not an essay about homosexuality.
The film was good precisely because didn't try to lecture on gay relationships. I'm not sure if "changed" people's opinion but certainly it was something different to watch in mainstream movies.

And I still can't believe how good Heath was on it, just breathtaking....

Anonymous said...

Wow! I thought Dany gave up sharing WFT.

Anonymous said...

^Well I guess she can't quit Jake.

Anonymous said...

"Is that X17 Church On Sunday fiction?"

There were pictures. Nobody commented. Strange! They emerged from chapel smirking with DVD in hand. Attended a wedding of friends?

Anonymous said...

"Which celebrity couple has secretly wed but still haven’t told anyone except their immediate families? One is more famous than the other, but you would recognize both names"

If this is about Reeke, then i really feel bad for Jake.I thought he was more famous than that.
"You would reconize the name"??!!!
What a looser!!!

what is next? "Reese married with What His Face Dude??

back off,Jakey, run while you still can!!!

Anonymous said...

"I'd take it with a grain of salt."

i'd take it with a bottle of bourbon and a ticket outta the fanclub. . .

Anonymous said...

He wouldn’t mind telling people, but she is extremely protective of their privacy...

This BI can't be about Reeke.

Anonymous said...

"Oh c'mon don't diss the film, just because you're disappointed in Jake.
I know that BBM changed a lot of people's POV's about homosexuality.
I'm not exaggerating."

I agree that BBMt was earth-shaking and also opened up the mainstream for Milk - and understanding of GLBT issues - also in the critique of a culture of dominance, and "the western" -

But I think Milk is going to bring home the bacon.

Anonymous said...

i'd take it with a bottle of bourbon and a ticket outta the fanclub. . .


LOL!

Anonymous said...

"What Milk has to do with BBM?"

Is this a serious question?

Anonymous said...

"Is that X17 Church On Sunday fiction?"
There were pictures. Nobody commented. Strange!


I remember that Sunday X17 story but there were no Reeke pictures - there were separate pictures of Jake and Reese.

Anonymous said...

Is this a serious question?

Yes. What does story about charismatic gay politician's life has to do with gay love story?

Anonymous said...

"Is this a serious question?

Yes. What does story about charismatic gay politician's life has to do with gay love story?"

Ahem cough cough. Shrug. On what planet do you reside? ?????

Anonymous said...

"I remember that Sunday X17 story but there were no Reeke pictures - there were separate pictures of Jake and Reese."

I think Jake in his dressy outfit of cashmere sweater was emerging from Episcopal chapel with DVD.

Gimme a pie chart. I love piecharts.

Anonymous said...

Ahem cough cough. Shrug. On what planet do you reside? ?????

Sorry, I'm not very bright.
Please explain "And I have a feeling Milk is gonna show up BBM as a chick flick that Ang figured it was, to begin with".

Anonymous said...

I mean a CD - I think - I forget - it was all so peculiar. . . Im sure one of the linkers can provide the story. . .

Anonymous said...

think Jake in his dressy outfit of cashmere sweater...

I hate you for making me post this, lol. As I said, it's X17 fiction:

X17

Anonymous said...

I think what 5:37 means is that mainstream movies with gay plots or gay characters are always compared to each other and are like a separated gender of movie

5:37, if i'm wrong, feel free to slap me in the face

Anonymous said...

The big diff is that Milk is directed by a Queer director Gus van Sant, therefore making it part of Queer Cinema.
BBM, ground-breaking and beautiful as it was, was directed by a straight director from a straight woman's novella.

reposted said...

Milk Brings Back 'a fractured moment in a troubled time and place.'

The NYT reports on Gus van Sant's forthcoming Harvey Milk biopic. They talked with producer James Schamus about recreating the atmosphere in San Francisco at the time of Milk's rise:

"'You’re giving me an acid flashback to all the chatter before Brokeback, said James Schamus, chief executive of Focus, responding to a question about the universal message in Mr. Milk’s struggles. Those could turn on matters as weighty as gay rights, or as slight as an ordinance requiring dog owners to clean up after their pets. 'Harvey said, 'This is a quest for everybody’s rights,'' Mr. Schamus said. 'That was his genius.' If the ranch hands of 'Brokeback' were subdued, nothing about Mr. Milk was. He loudly insisted that gay people should be out of the closet, at a time when public homosexuality was largely confined to San Francisco and a few like-minded enclaves."

http://www.towleroad.com/2008/10/milk-brings-bac.html

Anonymous said...

Anna Proux's short story was not a novella, it was a short story. it does have the impact of a novel, though.

It was about rural homophobia.

Milk is about a man who directly confronted homophobia in a later time and suffered a similar death as one of the characters in the short story.

I dont see the disconnect.

And I think Van Sant, who wanted BBMT, is headed for main stream.

thanks be of course to BBMt - absolutely.

the timing of this film is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The big diff is that Milk is directed by a Queer director Gus van Sant, therefore making it part of Queer Cinema.

All Gus van Sant's movies are Queer Cinema? Same as Roland Emmerich's movies?

Anonymous said...

Todd Haynes?

Anonymous said...

Todd Haynes, I'm Not There director:

"So I ask Haynes if his parents were accepting of his homosexuality when he was a child, at which point I immediately apologized for the assumption.

"It's been previously published that I'm gay," Haynes graciously offers, and without missing a beat, he continues to answer the original question: "They were eventually very supportive, yes."

Eventually?

"I really didn't know I was gay when I was growing up," Haynes tells me. "I knew when I was in high school, but I didn't know when I was a child, or I didn't call it that. It was tough on my parents—their difficulty was more the difficulty that very progressive, liberal-thinking parents encounter when their own child brings information home that they've always been saying is completely fine. People you expect to have the harder time with it, like your father, often surprise you and are much more solid and supportive from the beginning. Mom had the hysterical period, but it was short. My grandparents were incredibly supportive. I'm very lucky. I can't complain."

Anonymous said...

I dont think Milk qualifies as "queer cinema" since it is not an indie film nor does it have an theoretical or philosophical basis nor a subtext, etcetc - rather is biographical.

Anonymous said...

I thought Queer Cinema encompassed all of that? Bios, Indies, mainstream films, director, etc, any film with a homosexual context - and I think BBM would be a HUGE part of that, the impact it had with mainstream audiences, as well as Milk. I think that's the more modern definition. :)

Anonymous said...

& subject matter too :)

Anonymous said...

BBM is definitely not Queer Cinema.

Milk has a gay director and a gay subject.

Anonymous said...

^ ^ ^

I agree.

Anonymous said...

Both Heath and Jake hedged when it came to defining the film as about two homosexual men and this was debated forever on BBMBt forums. They were also deemed by many to be bi-sexual

There was no such equivocation in the short story.

Anonymous said...

Ted is not telling us anything new. I sware he just copies and pastes from places like WFT2 and OMG.

Anonymous said...

Queer Cinema encompasses gay/bi/transgender so BBM was definitely a queer subject, but BBM was made by straight people.

Anonymous said...

^^Yes, I agree on that - the stars hedging cannot change it - it was so beautifully homosexual. :)

Anonymous said...

It was so beautifully two beautiful st men getting it on.

Anonymous said...

Were they ever - just stunningly beautiful. :)

Nailed said...

Posted on OMG

Still rapidly cruising the web to catch up and saw an interview with jessica biel. I would not normally read that, but it mentioned Nailed so I did. She said there are 3 more scenes left to film so I don't think we will be seeing that film anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

Tom Ford is finally going public with his movie plans.

Great, but where is Baby Ford?

March 7, 2008

"I'm going to have a kid in 2008," he reveals.

"Richard (Buckley, Ford's longtime partner) knows I've wanted this for a long time. He's just resisted it. He would be a spectacular father. It's going to give his life new meaning." "It will be biologically mine. I mean, I'm a lot younger. If things follow their natural order, [Richard will] probably leave the planet ahead of me, and I can't not have had something I've wanted forever.

I've always wanted kids. I don't want to get to be 75-years-old and just have made a lot of dresses, done some houses."

Ted said...

Hollywood Bromances: From Leo+Kevin to Matt+Ben

Here are Leonardo DiCaprio and Kevin Connolly hitting up a Lakers game in Hell-Ay, right before partying away at Apple Lounge in WeHo last night. Dudes went straight upstairs to a table full of girls. Hope they know how to share.

Brandon Davis and Rick Salomon, two users who know Paris Hilton all too well, joined the duo. "They were all sitting at a table, and Leo, who was wearing a hat, kept trying other people's sunglasses on," says a fellow Apple enjoyer. "It was funny!" We're on the floor. Now, L.D. and K.C. are certainly the true meaning of bromance, right? Leo and Kev, including third bro Tobey Maguire, who musta been pumping iron for the fourth Spidey sequel last night, have been BFF since working together in 2001 on Don's Plum.

There's also:

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
This Oscar-winning writing pair of Bostonian BFFs have subsided their friendship, rarely working together as they used to. But their true-blue bromance is there to stay, right?

Tom Cruise and Will Smith
Seriously just for show and for recruiting more Scientologists. We'd add David Beckham to this list, but both him and we so know they're not really friends.

Pete Wentz and John Mayer
These two blogging besties are a flash in the pan. J.M. will break up with Petey just like he's bound to with Jen. They can split a muffin and bitch about him.

Lance Armstrong and Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey
This trifecta is way over and out...well, not as out as we'd prefer. Matthew's got his baby mama and his baby taking up his time—even his bongos are being neglected, poor things. Jake's frolicking around town with Reese, and Lance is back to biking before finding his next celeb soul mate of the month.

Brad Pitt and George Clooney
Superstar amigos, meanin', without all their fancy Italian villas and mega-movie-star power, neither would prolly have anything in common with the other.

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
Is Stud-Bucket LeBeouf One Fine-Print Prick Blind Vice Ben Affleck? Would you please run a list of folks who aren't Toothy Tile to help me narrow the field?
—Cheryl

Dear All About the Benjamins:
What am I, your lackey? There's a whole Toothy-dedicated site that should help you out, prolly won't have any trouble finding it. And Stud isn't exactly an actor type, at least not always.


Dear Ted:
I have been an avid reader of the Awful Truth for about five years, and I am a huge fan. I always wonder why we make a huge deal of the alternative reasons Jake is with Reese, but we do not question Reese's questionable devotion for being with Jake. She's surely not so desperate, right?
—Kate, New Orleans

Dear Wondering Witherspoon:
Well...I wouldn't say so, but some folks might. You see, she's very fond of Jake, that's why. Truly.

Anonymous said...

This trifecta is way over and out...well, not as out as we'd prefer.

LOL

Anonymous said...

Noticed on OMG

Dear All About the Benjamins

Anonymous said...

Bloggy Obama Tells Absurdist Jokes

So not only did Barack Obama avoid making a terrible GAFFE on the Daily Show, he was actually much more engaged and funny than a written summary of his comments by elitist pool reporters would lead you to believe. His 6-point-ish lead didn't leave the Democratic presidential nominee cocky, but let him relax enough to joke about being a Kindergarten socialist, libtard propagandist and half-redneck Frankenbitter who won't be able to vote for himself without imploding. His guest-editing stint on Wonkette starts Thanksgiving Eve. (Click the video icon for excerpts.)

Jon Stewart and Barack Obama

Jake said...

Bloggy Obama Tells Absurdist Jokes

We have so much in common!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Noticed on OMG

Dear All About the Benjamins

October 30, 2008 6:54 AM

Could he be refering to
Benjamin Géza Affleck and Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal?

Anonymous said...

"Dear Wondering Witherspoon:
Well...I wouldn't say so, but some folks might. You see, she's very fond of Jake, that's why. Truly."

I don't get it, first Ted says that they are both faking and now he's saying that Reese has feelings for Jake. Which is it? If she has feelings for him, don't think she pretend for 2yrs. Think Ted trying to cover all his bases.

Anonymous said...

Could he be refering to Benjamin Géza Affleck and Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal?

Yes.

Is Stud-Bucket LeBeouf One Fine-Print Prick Blind Vice Ben Affleck? Would you please run a list of folks who aren't Toothy Tile to help me narrow the field?

Anonymous said...

2yrs

1 year.

Anonymous said...

Think Ted trying to cover all his bases.

Bad joke.

Anonymous said...

It's been 2yrs of Reeke. Rumors of them dating started in Dec. 2006, continued all of 2007 and they officially "came out" in Rome 2007.

Anonymous said...

2yrs of Reeke, but 1 year of reeking.

Anonymous said...

You see, she's very fond of Jake, that's why. Truly.

Sarcasm & irony.

Anonymous said...

Think Ted trying to cover all his bases.

He's just being ironic.
BTW, no one can have it both ways, not even Ted.

Anonymous said...

You see, she's very fond of Jake, that's why. Truly.

Sarcasm & irony.



Then he should use "" or :), because with written words is impossible to know when someone is being ironic.
Some reader aren't truly "smart" to catch his "jokes"

see the "difference"?

:)))

Anonymous said...

Melissa Etheridge blogged about being gay and truing to adopt kids over at the Daily Beast. "I know my preference of lifemate freaks some people out," she writes. "Maybe it is just their fear of sex or intimacy. I know that they hold up the Bible and say that it's wrong… I will never forget the day earlier this year when the news came down the wire that the Supreme Court of California had declared same sex marriage legal," Etheridge recalls. "We told our children about it and all danced around the room in family glee." [Yahoo News, via E!]

Anonymous said...

Really, does anyone still believe what Ted C. babbles about?

Jake may be gay, but I don't believe most of the things Ted says.

My opinion is still, Jake's bi, currently dating Chin, won't last for too long.

Sometimes it's more simple than most here think.

Anonymous said...

Who ever said it's complicated?

It couldn't be simplier: Jake is bearding. He gets straight image, Reese gets "I have it all" image.
As simple as that.

Anonymous said...

Then he should use "" or :), because with written words is impossible to know when someone is being ironic.

That would be too easy!

"Irony is simply saying one thing and meaning another, and (since that covers the lie as well) intending the other to be understood."

Anonymous said...

Zac Efron talked about his hair with Ellen DeGeneres: "I actually modeled it [after] Ellen season 2," he said. "Smart," Ellen replied. "So you're copying me?" Zac confirmed, "I am in fact." [People]

Anonymous said...

^^^^^

Also, is another way to say something without really commiting.
I know some people believe irony is a form of intelligence, but sometimes is a good cover for not having the balls to make an a statement


(not talking about Ted here, just in general)

Anonymous said...

The all-important Zac Efron shower scene was somehow cut from High School Musical 3. It is Disney, after all. But some snaps of it have popped up on eBay.

It's either that or a commercial for a new AXE 'twink' shampoo:

The Lost High School Musical 3 Zac Efron Shower Scene

Anonymous said...

Really, does anyone still believe what Ted C. babbles about?

Still? We are saying the same things about Reeke from the beginning.

Anonymous said...

From the very beginning.

WFT, October 27, 2007

Dany's 5 tips for reek

Anonymous said...

BI

"This well-known and very established designer is coy about his sexual preference, but he really lets loose when he picks up street hustlers. He’s got a lot of money and loves to get the boys excited by throwing handfuls of bills on the bed. He gets very turned on by rolling around and having sex with his rentboy on the money. When the encounter is over, the boy peels the bills off their sticky bodies and usually goes home happy with at least $500 in his pocket."

Anonymous said...

"I actually modeled it [after] Ellen season 2," he said.

Zac, some things are best kept to yourself.

Anonymous said...

"Well...I wouldn't say so, but some folks might. You see, she's very fond of Jake, that's why. Truly."

There's no contradiction whatsoever between Ted's previous comments and this one.

Jake had a meltdown last fall after his family fell apart, he lost theatre/film roles (remember Farragut North?) and Rendition tanked (his second major box-office bomb of the year). Reese stepped in to help a friend get his head together, both emotionally and professionally. She also has her own professional agenda : maximum pr for a waning career and the desire to have a man - any man - on her arm after Ryan left her for a younger, and from all indications, emotionally more desirable woman.

Reese was humiliated, Jake had a mini-nervous breakdown, the rest is history.

Bearding always works best when both sides are desperate for a new image.

Anonymous said...

Reese stepped in to help a friend get his head together, both emotionally and professionally.

Reese's team started the fauxmance in November 2006, right after her divorce was announced.

Reese Witherspoon is helping herself.

Anonymous said...

12:03 PM, yes, but if everything is oh so well. Why does Jake give her "death looks" every once in a while. When they exited a store in London he looked at her...well, if looks could kill...
IDK what's going on, non of us does, I doubt even Ted.

Anonymous said...

I bet not even Jake knows what the fuck is going on

Anonymous said...

Ted didn't have a chance to read their showmance contract.

Anonymous said...

I bet not even Jake knows what the fuck is going on

Wouldn't surprise me at all.

Anonymous said...

Why/how Jake wouldn't know what's going on?

Anonymous said...

Nothing in life is either black or white, it's complicated. Reeke probably is too.

Anonymous said...

Living a lie is complicated.

Anonymous said...

Silicon Valley Leaders Say No to Proposition 8 With New Group and Ad

Today, a panoply of prominent tech and Internet leaders is taking a very public stand against a controversial initiative before California voters, which would eliminate the current legal right of same-sex couples to marry. Forming a group and taking out a full-page ad in the San Jose Mercury News tomorrow, the execs hope to convince voters to reject Proposition 8, which is titled “Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry.”

An ad the group–which also includes star venture capitalist Mike Moritz of Sequoia Capital, as well as Palm Founders Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins, and many others–is putting out tomorrow in the Mercury News reads:

"Silicon Valley Leaders Urge You to Stand for Equality. Vote No on Proposition 8. As Silicon Valley leaders, we are committed to equality and fairness. We are opposed to Proposition 8 because it would change our state constitution to take away rights from one group of people. It would set our state, and our country, back in the fight for fundamental fairness and equal rights.

Please join us by reaching out to friends and neighbors and asking them to stand for fairness: Vote No on Proposition 8 on November 4th."
...

No to Proposition 8

Anonymous said...

:)

SARSGAARD'S TOPLESS TABLE TENNIS

Actor PETER SARSGAARD warms up for his nightly appearances in a Broadway play by playing topless table tennis in his New York apartment.
The actor has a special gadget that fires balls back at him, meaning his partner Maggie Gyllenhaal doesn't have to participate in the bizarre spectacle.
Sarsgaard, currently starring in Chekhov's The Seagull, says, "It's my pre-show warm up. I'm in there frequently playing ping pong against a robot, topless and wearing shorts."

http://www.pr-inside.com/sarsgaard-s-topless-table-tennis-r889952.htm

Anonymous said...

:-D

Anonymous said...

Were there other reasons for Jake's mini-meltdown? Or was it just professionally-related?

Anonymous said...

Jake had a meltdown last fall after his family fell apart, he lost theatre/film roles (remember Farragut North?) and Rendition tanked (his second major box-office bomb of the year).

Jake looked OK during Rendition promotion.
Farragut North production was postponed, Mike Nichols left the project.
Rendition release date was October 19th, 2007.

So this meltdown happened on October 20th and on the same day he accepted Reese's great solution to all his problems?

Anonymous said...

Awww!

Blog Shots: Mickey Rourke Gets Some Manly Love

Anonymous said...

Gavin Hood expressed surprise that Jake was in a relationship with Reese during Redition filming, not only apparently because they had not worked together on the film; it seems more of an astonished
"Oh, I think not" response.

When o when did the monkey business begin? I wonder how Naomi is set, financially. I wonder what Jake's actual books look like. Who knows he may owe a hunk of money.

Anonymous said...

He may owe a hunk of money for what? Gambling? Blackmail? Drugs?

Anonymous said...

i"m betting Jake has paid off a few paps to keep them from selling photos he doesn't want the public to see. And don't forget his agent, etc., get a cut, and it's in their interest to push Jake to beard to get movies like PoP.

Anonymous said...

Jake and Chris are in Europe

That would be neat! Just checking - is this known, pretty much known, or just hoping? (I hope it's known! :) )

Anonymous said...

Heh. So that's how Jake got "the" jeans, which Chris appears to have been wearing in the chicken flick.

Send us a sign!

Anonymous said...

IK owe a hunk of money, and I dont gamble, blackmail, take drugs or pay for sex. I just shop.

Anonymous said...

Save money - share jeans with a friend!

Anonymous said...

Now we know which friend slaughters pigs on his farm:

http://edibleisland.typepad.com/main/page/2/

Anonymous said...

well I dont know about Chris but I cant get by on a Vineyard farm featherbed fuck a few times a year -

I swear, Jake -

Anonymous said...

"is this known, pretty much known, or just hoping?"

C is cooking at the American Academy in Rome until the end of November as part of the Rome Sustainable Food Project.

http://edibleisland.typepad.com/main/2008/09/roma.html

Anonymous said...

It's still better than a miserable life on a factory farm, isn't it? Since most of us eat meat, we can't throw stones. I no longer eat red meat or pork, but I think a life on a small family farm, where an animal can run around freely, eat organically and not be pumped full of anti-biotics and steroids, and ultimately meet a cold and mechanized death, is still preferrable, for those who do eat meat.

Danny DeVito said...

Wonder if Jake is lending a hand financially to Chris right now - I assumed at one time Chris was on his payroll. Not that they were or are not still "best friends". . . and Jake interested in investing in restaurant businesses in future.

Wonder if Jake bought property in the northwest when he was up there looking around with other H'wood types, looking for investments.

Wonder how their portfolios are doing right now.

Wonder who's kissing him now, wonder who's showing him how. . . wonder if he ever tells him of me. . .

FUCK!

Anonymous said...

A lot of bad things happened to Jake last year, and some of them were personal. His parent's pending divorce, and the resulting disruption to his entire family, was just one factor.

Ted, a courageous, openly gay gossip columnist who has been covering Hollywood for many years, is clearly torn about Jake. On the one hand, Ted the hard-nosed, grizzled, jaded gossip-meister wants to laugh at the turmoil in Jake's life. After all, we all know that into every life a little rain must fall. Ted has seen them come and seen them go; he's knows the drill. He knows how manipulative stars and their pr reps can be. The staggeringly mendacious manipulations of Reeke are just the latest chapter in the sad history of anti-homosexual Hollywood pr stunts.

And Ted has probably suffered because he's openly homosexual. Given that history, he probably thinks that these spoiled, over-paid, mostly shallow Hollywood stars, gay or straight, have such pampered lives that nothing, save a total melt-down like Britney, should bring them down. Coddling another pampered, closeted Hollywood star with yet more pampering is not his style. Ted doesn't want to encourage another gay actor to use the misfortunes in his life as an excuse to stay in the closet. As an out queer myself, I can sympathize.

But, Ted, the man who has seen it all, also knows that Jake is different. We all do, and there's nothing that CAA, Reese, Disney, Bruckheimer, Lainey , US Weekly, the National Enquirer, People, X17 online, Perez, Flynet, Hello! magazine or legions of sexually frustrated, straight-Jake-only fangirls can do about it.

I'm not going to compare the phenomenally courageous man who stared down a room full of homophobic jocks and bore the cultural burden for the most important film in a generation with dignity and grace to the average, idiotic straight male actor in Hollywood.

We sense that Jake is different because he's has character and he's gay but closeted. We also sense that he's suffering. When 80% of your personal life, conducted in the public eye, vanishes practically over night, you're going to suffer. When you're forced, by economic circumstances, loneliness, family obligations, fear and jealousy, to squelch your libido and practically strip yourself bare in order to pursue a dream, you're going to suffer. Again, as an out queer myself, I can sympathize.

Months ago, Ted said that Jake was headed either for a breakthrough or a breakdown. Well, since Oct. 2007, he's experienced both. I believe that he had a mini-breakdown last fall, someone with a checkered past and mixed motives stepped in to help, and that help lead to a professional breakthrough - PoP. Ted was more correct than he realized. The breakthrough part smells like pure money-grabbing, and when Ted is in a sour mood, that's all he thinks about. But the other side of Ted remembers the breakdown part, and when he's in a more reflective mood, he does acknowledge Reese's genuine, if self-serving, friendship.

The creepy thing about Reeke is that there are no heroes or villains in this story. It's all so sadly *human*, and it could have been much worse. For Ted, the man who has seen them come and go, the sad humanity of Reeke is the real dilemma. Bearding is never just about money or self-loathing. Sometimes it's just the culmination of series of unfortunate events.

Anonymous said...

"I'm not going to compare the phenomenally courageous man who stared down a room full of homophobic jocks and bore the cultural burden for the most important film in a generation with dignity and grace to the average, idiotic straight male actor in Hollywood."

When was this?

Anonymous said...

I believe that he had a mini-breakdown last fall, someone with a checkered past and mixed motives stepped in to help, and that help lead to a professional breakthrough - PoP.

Who? That can't be Reese because fauxmance started 11 months before Rome.

Anonymous said...

One more time - PoP:

October 19, 2006

Also, there's hope, I want you all to know, for Mr. Tile's movie career. Dare I say some of his future film projects are looking up, because, uh, how can I put this? T.T. has decided to start sleeping with better-looking people now to get his future projects—is that being too crass about it all?

In other words, for T.T.'s next 40-foot-wide job, Tooth-doll not only seduced the man who would decide the whole-deal shebang (it's sort of a studly adventure story, in so many ways), he now shares cocaine, hotel suites and party favors with the bigwig. Isn't that sweet when one can stay bestest amigos with one's ladder-climbing bed partners?

Anonymous said...

It's all so sadly *human*, and it could have been much worse.

It could have been much better.
Jake could have a beard who's a nice person and a friend, someone he would like spending time with, someone who wouldn't need him to look like pussy whipped wus.

Anonymous said...

Wow - thanks 4:38. Yeah, I genuinely wish Jake all the best. Just wish it didn't have to be this way.

Anonymous said...

Blog Shots: Mickey Rourke Gets Some Manly Love

Oh Mickey, you little devil you!

Is this an example of visual irony? :)

Anonymous said...

Wonder who's kissing him now, wonder who's showing him how. . . wonder if he ever tells him of me. . .
FUCK!


Danny, don't be sad, all good things must come to an end.

Anonymous said...

I know I'd never sleep with anyone for a movie role. No matter how famous and rich I would become.
I'm being serious. I'd never sell myself.

Anonymous said...

Would you sleep with someone just for sex?

Anonymous said...

HAVE you ever slept with someone?

Anonymous said...

Would you sleep with someone just for sex?

I need to be in a serious relationship to have sex. I need to trust the person. I'm very scared of catching STD's.

Anonymous said...

I think denying the person you really love is worse.

Not because it's "immoral," but because it tends to be destructive to your relationship.

Anonymous said...

5:56, well that's true.

Anonymous said...

STDs are definitely an issue, and HIV is a major hassle, so it's good to have a healthy dose of concern.

Anonymous said...

I see 5:54 PM.

I bet Jake is/was OK with casual sex, so casual sex with the bigwig shouldn't be a big deal.

Anonymous said...

Jake flirted with Fincher outrageously during Zodiac promos. Making up for acting like a brat while filming? Or a way of taking center stage, at which he is very good. (Second Esquire cover - how'd Jakey get in front? Im not complaining, mind you . . . )

I like the guy, and thanks 4:38 for your charitable and somewhat tragical take on "what makes Jakey run" I sort of agree somewhat.

As much as I dislike Reese, Im not sure she's a wrong choice as a beard; y'know, I think she's sexually not demanding, nor does she want "intimacy" -

I thought Ted was being sarcastic when he said she was "fond" of Jake - it's a funny word. One is more than fond even of a pup, and by the way what's up with Atti these days?

Anonymous said...

Jake flirted with Fincher outrageously during Zodiac promos.

Outrageously? I read this before on WFT2 and except for a few pics of Jake fixing Fincher's tie (that's no big deal) I haven't seen anything to support your theory. Even at the press conference in Cannes it's obvious Fincher is much closer to Ruffalo than Jake. Can you post some links or something to back up this "outrageous flirting" you claim?

I’m sure Jake’s no stranger to the casting couch but with Fincher I don’t think so, unless of course you care to prove me wrong.

Anonymous said...

As much as I dislike Reese, Im not sure she's a wrong choice as a beard;

I'm sure. Good beard makes gay man look good - manly, in charge and with balls.

Anonymous said...

5.01 I wouldn't call PoP "sort of a studly adventure" what do you mean "sort of"? Isn't it a full on studly adventure? And will Jake be sleeping for a part in a movie like 2 years from then? Wasn't Orlando Bloom to play the part before Jake? didn't Disney put out something asking the public what they thought Dastan should look like? Can you please explain? A script floating around at that time BTW is not reason enough.

4.38, Interesting post but too many assumptions unless of course you want us to believe you have insider info?!

Are you and 5.01 the same person? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

Even at the press conference in Cannes it's obvious Fincher is much closer to Ruffalo than Jake.

Fincher and Jake look close to me:

'Zodiac' Photocall - Cannes Film Festival

Anonymous said...

Are you and 5.01 the same person? Just curious.

No.

Anonymous said...

"I’m sure Jake’s no stranger to the casting couch but with Fincher I don’t think so, unless of course you care to prove me wrong."

I dunno. During a Zodiac press conference Jake, laughing, leaned against DF's shoulder in a way that I've done, as a woman, in power situations - a sort of claiming gesture - that flatters the person and yet indicates to the audience that you're the power bottom.

I thought, oh Jakey, I know that move. . .

I think Fincher is very responsive to this stuff.

public power plays are fascinating -

Anonymous said...

and all the time Jake murmering softly in a downy ear: "who's yr daddy, babe?"

Anonymous said...

5.01 I wouldn't call PoP "sort of a studly adventure" what do you mean "sort of"? Isn't it a full on studly adventure?

Ted called PoP (at least I think so) "sort of a studly adventure story", not me. Casting rumors aren't reason enough for dismissing Ted's gossip.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that people are saying J was flirting with Fincher because he adjusted his tie! Maybe they were just trying to show there were no hard feelings between them because of the bad press of J complaining about Fincher's directing style?

Anonymous said...

and all the time Jake murmering softly in a downy ear: "who's yr daddy, babe?"

LOL

Anonymous said...

6:28 Those are the pics I was talking about. Looking at them I don't see two guys who are/were fucking, if so Jake had to be screwing half the men he appeared in pics with (LOL, maybe). Shrug, I just don't see it. BTW there're a few pics of Jake and Ruffalo looking cosier, maybe they were doing it too. That Jake, what a slut!

Anonymous said...

6.36 sorry, I think you misunderstood me. What I meant was, Ted called the movie "a sort of studly adventure" so he couldn't be referring to PoP.

Anonymous said...

If Jake has to beard (which I detest), I think Reese is a good choice. Enough to throw the dogs off the scent, while leaving it clear to the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

I don't see two guys who are/were fucking

Who said fucking? It was "flirting" and "look close".

Anonymous said...

I thought PoP was a good fit for studly adventure. Why not?

Anonymous said...

At least Jake didn't have a boner fixing Fincher's tie unlike when he attempted to fix Heath's. ;)

6:46 said...

Jake/Fincher is ridiculous. I don't even see flirting. I think they demonstrated that they got along, so people would forget about Jake complaining about Fincher during Zodiac shoot.

Anonymous said...

Ted called the movie "a sort of studly adventure" so he couldn't be referring to PoP.

Ted didn't know details about the script or future movie. "Studly adventure" fits PoP perfectly.

Anonymous said...

6.45, please read 6.23....

Anonymous said...

Jake is GOOD - he's had to deal with his asshole director father all his life. . .

my god he coulda DIED in that halloween house costume all lit up with electrical fittings and no eye openings. . .

Anonymous said...

I agree 6.50!! I rather dislike his Papa too!

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