Friday, 20 February 2009

The Loneliest Places


30 October 2005

'My experience on Jarhead was lifechanging,' says Jake Gyllenhaal. 'Because I've worked with directors a lot who thought I was a certain thing and fit me into that box, you know. And Sam wasn't like that at all. And Ang is, though I hate the word, an auteur. The last two movies I shot, though I didn't know it at the time, were really about loneliness - and what you find in the loneliest of places. Plains and mountains that go on forever, deserts that are hot and dry with nothing growing ... and go on forever. That's why I gravitated toward them, I suppose.

'Some movies you fall a step behind,' he adds, 'and some you stay in the same place, make the same choices. And then sometimes there are people who know more than you but show you, and that's the maximum you can hope for - doing that with someone who says, "I like you for what you are, and I want you to be in my picture." I didn't have to fake it or put on a mask - all the resources I had inside me were more than adequate. I don't want to pretend to be something ... I'm not pretending any more to fit somebody's mould. That's a longwinded statement but - why not do what you really think, even if it's a mistake?'

Source: Jake's progress, guardian.co.uk

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AA said...

Anne Hathaway To Open Oscars With Hugh Jackman

Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway will reportedly sing and dance her heart out in a flashy opening number with host Hugh Jackman at the 2009 Oscars ceremony this Sunday!

An insider tells Life & Style, “Anne is rehearsing at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood today!”

Yesterday, it was announced that Beyoncé is also performing during the ceremony as well as on-and-off-screen couples Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) and Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!).

The 81st Academy Awards will air on ABC @ 8PM on Sunday, February 22 from the the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center

JJared

Anonymous said...

Jake Gyllenhall & Global Green USA Launch National Green Schools Initiative

Posted on OMG by M

Nice to see Jake looking so good, alone and doing something constructive for a change. Is it a coincidence that Austin has finished filming and is probably home.

Anonymous said...

Anne Hathaway To Open Oscars With Hugh Jackman

Go Anne!

Anonymous said...

I read that Heath's father is flying in from Oz and accept the award if Heath wins.

^^ Yep. Access Hollywood has just shown footage of the Ledgers landing in LA... Papa Ledger says "we may say a few words" they are also going to see Michelle and Matilda while they are in the US


So maybe Michelle and Matilda are going to LA too.

Anonymous said...

02/20/2009

Heath Ledger's family celebrates his Oscar nod

LOS ANGELES – A dozen members of Heath Ledger's family have come to Hollywood, and though it's still not known whether any of them will accept an Oscar on his behalf, they're already celebrating the late actor's legacy.

The twelve — Ledger's parents, stepparents, siblings and cousins — were guests of honor at a party thrown by Australians in Film to recognize Aussie Oscar nominees and introduce the inaugural recipient of the Heath Ledger scholarship Thursday night at the Chateau Marmont.

Family members quietly greeted guests as they sipped sparkling wine in a corner, declining to talk to the press. Scholarship winner Oliver Ackland, who cites Ledger among his role models, was humbled by the honor.

"The fact that it is in his name means the world," said the 29-year-old actor. "I admired Heath and I admired the work that he chose, the path he created for himself. It shows a lot of integrity on his behalf ... not just the choices he made but the way he went about it, in front of the camera and otherwise." Ackland said was particularly nervous to meet Ledger's family Thursday. "I think they could tell I was a bit nervous," Ackland said. "They just said, 'You'll be fine. Just be yourself.'"

Ackland shared e-mail addresses and a warm exchange with Ledger's sister Sally. "She gave me a big hug and was just supportive," he said.

Australians in Film announced its Heath Ledger scholarship in June. Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams, mother of Ledger's daughter, Matilda, are among the benefactors.

link

Anonymous said...

Page Six

INKY TRIBUTE

GERARD Butler has some cultish fans.
The "300" star was making his way to the bathroom at Tenjune for the Heart Truth: Red Dress Collection after-party when a man approached him and professed his love for Butler's work. The super-fan then pulled up his T-shirt and revealed a torso adorned entirely with tattoos of scenes and characters from "300," a surreal epic about the Greek-Persian wars. Butler was so amused he took a photo of the man's chest with his camera phone and headed back to his table to show a bunch of models.

Anonymous said...

*wonders which Jake character tatoos to put in pube area*

Anonymous said...

Jimmy? Nah, he's too innocent.

IHJ - New Bubble Boy On-Set Photos

Anonymous said...

I don't want to pretend to be something ... I'm not pretending any more to fit somebody's mould. That's a longwinded statement but - why not do what you really think, even if it's a mistake?' ~ October 2005

Jake honey sure its 2009 but you need to get back to 2005. Older isn't always wiser.

P6 said...

Future Page Six

INKY TRIBUTE

Jake Gyllenhaal has some cultish fans.

The "Brokeback Mountain" star was making his way to the bathroom at Tenjune for the Heart Truth: Drag Dress Collection after-party when a man approached him and professed his love for Gyllenhaal's work.

The super-fan then dropped his pants and underpants down and revealed tattoos of scenes and characters from "Jarhead," a memoir about the Gulf War. Gyllenhaal was so amused he took numerous photos of the man's waist down area with his camera phone, and headed back giggling like a school girl.

Anonymous said...

LOL

Anonymous said...

new Michelle Williams interview

As part of W & L promotion, she talks about BBM and the "boys"(H & J) too.

Michelle said...

It is exactly three years since she earned an Oscar nomination for her performance as Heath Ledger's spurned wife in Brokeback Mountain; a year since Ledger, Williams's former fiancé and the father of her daughter, died of a prescription drugs overdose; and (although her latest film opens here next week) nine months since she last set foot on a film set.

"Work can be great to get you through certain crises," she says, "to have something that you have to show up at and something that generally passes the time."

But Ledger's accidental death, and the media firestorm that followed, presented a crisis of an altogether different order – one that, she says, she simply "couldn't work through". "I felt burnt out, I still feel that, but I'm coming back to my wits, little by little. But ultimately I am not yet ready to work. I've actually really been enjoying not working," she laughs, just moments after she seemed to be fighting back tears. "I guess everybody enjoys that."
...

Her big-screen breakthrough came with Brokeback Mountain, in which she played Alma, a woman whose husband embarks on a gay love affair with a fellow cowboy (played by Jake Gyllenhaal). "It was risky for the boys, not so much for me," she says of the film's controversial subject matter. "Everybody in it was a wild card except for Ang Lee [the Oscar-winning director]. We were all untested."
...

She sees Wendy and Lucy principally as a "whole film made of silent moments", adding: "When I made Brokeback Mountain, I really prepared for the scenes that were meaty and had lots of dialogue while little scenes like 'so-and-so drives a car or looks out a window' I just wouldn't prepare for. And on the day, those silent moments were the ones that were the real challenges because it's just room and you've got to fill it."

Williams has long been famous for shunning celebrity culture. She moved to Brooklyn years before it became very cool and says she feels "very detached" from Hollywood.

She has no plans to attend Sunday's Oscars ceremony in LA and says she would never consider living there. "I wouldn't raise [Matilda] there. For all the obvious reasons – being the daughter of…," she pauses. "Being an actor's daughter. It's a town that's about one thing and I want her to have options."

She says she'd like her daughter to be a doctor when she grows up although, right now, if Matilda gets her way, she'll be a cowgirl.

Anonymous said...

"It was risky for the boys, not so much for me," she says of the film's controversial subject matter.

:)

Anonymous said...

right now, if Matilda gets her way, she'll be a cowgirl

Aww, how sweet is that!

Anonymous said...

She says she'd like her daughter to be a doctor when she grows up although, right now, if Matilda gets her way, she'll be a cowgirl.

I love this. :)

Anonymous said...

The truth probably is, he liked Matilda's dad that doesn't maen he has to like her mother or her.

Huh?
What's there not to like about Michelle?
Can you really imagine Jake not liking Matilda?

Anonymous said...

*Huh?
What's there not to like about Michelle?*


er... she gave birth to the kid of his secret crush ? ;)

Personally, i'm not liking Michele very much lately.
She is constantly bitching about wanting more privacy but she doesn't waste any oportunity of talk sweetly about his daughter (her only safe link with Heath) and play the devoted,mourning mother. I say enough of that shit.Stop the pity party already and enough of the stars talking about his kids and how good parents they are, it's too corny.

Or....maybe Michelle is an ok gal and i'm just too distrustful to believe any celebrity palaver, but after Reeke, who can blame me?

Anonymous said...

er... she gave birth to the kid of his secret crush ? ;)

Yes, that was my first thought too, but that can’t be held against her :) I believe Michelle was good to Heath and everyone is grateful for Matilda, so I think Jake likes Michelle very much.

Anonymous said...

so I think Jake likes Michelle very much.

The "very much" is a bit much.

Anonymous said...

The truth probably is, he liked Matilda's dad that doesn't maen he has to like her mother or her."

What would he have against Matilda???? Honestly, the person who made this above statement is a fool and has no understanding of the nuances of human emotion. If Jake really loved Heath, then I guarantee you he feels strongly about Matilda because she is Heath's only child (and a little lookalike to boot).

Anonymous said...

I don't think Jake "hates" Matilda or her mother but maybe it's just too much hurtful for him to be around them.Jake might be an over-sensitive guy so, perhaps being away for Heath's child and former partner is his way to heal sooner.

or maybe he is just an ungrateful stupid little rich kid.How can be really know?

Jake said...

What?!? I have a heart of gold!

Anonymous said...

10:15, why do you assume Jake didn't see Matilda when he was in NY? How would you know? Personally (and this is just a hunch), I think he did.

Is it because there are no pics of them that you think he didn't see them? THere are no pics of Jake and Ramona and somehow I think he saw his niece when he was in NY.

Anonymous said...

"I wanted to be a movie star. I had a difficult set of circumstances to deal with, particularly for a movie career. Being gay, really. It just doesn't work. As actors we don't play gay, straight... we play human beings."

— Rupert Everett, who is convinced his sexuality killed his career. [Daily Express]

Anonymous said...

"There's no standup comic hosting it. Hugh [Jackman] is going to come out and say a few things, but he's not going to do a 10-minute monologue... He's going to be doing a lot of musical stuff, so that will have a different feel to it. The show's got a narrative line this year, so all the awards are grouped around that. The sequence in which they're given is dictated by this narrative. There are different people doing groups of awards instead of a different set for each one, so all that stuff kind of makes it different. But, you know, it's still the Academy Awards, and there are 24 of them to give out."
— Bruce Vilanch, on his 20th gig writing for the Oscars. [AP]

Anonymous said...

Yeah,Ruperto...
As if the love of boozing had nothing to do with your bad luck

still love you,though...you were great in "To kill a king"

Jake said...

(((Ruperto)))

Anonymous said...

Compassionate BI

"What surprisingly prolific heavy metal artist/television host and reality star (we Americans only know one song, really and one very famous cover photo) rearranged his schedule to attend the wake of a 24 year-old fan, because he heard that the deceased's wish was to have him play at his funeral? He played the piano in the corner for over four hours, shook everyone's hand, and mourned with everyone as though they'd known each other for years." [CDaN]

Anonymous said...

Rupert also can't act and is rumored to be a diva, so no way of knowing whether it was just being gay that hurt him. I think HW loves to trot him out as a way of keeping everyone else in the closet.

Anonymous said...

That’s an interesting thought.

WhiteKnot.org said...

When White Actually Is Right

Just like they did at the Grammys, some celebrities (including Anne Hathaway and some Milk folks) walking the red carpet at Sunday's Oscars will be wearing white ribbons representing marriage equality. Fashioned by Frank Voci's WhiteKnot.org, the white ribbons, we hope, will be asked about along with "And who are you wearing?" Voci, who's distributed the ribbons to celebrities, publicists, and talent reps, says Sean Penn has one, but won't decide whether to wear it until the last minute. "By showing the ribbon, they are showing their own personal support. That is my goal… It is a great platform to get it out there, to keep this in the consciousness."

Queerty

Anonymous said...

9/10 comments on Jared say Jake looks good w/o the beard.

Anonymous said...

"I don't want to pretend to be something ... I'm not pretending any more to fit somebody's mould. That's a longwinded statement but - why not do what you really think, even if it's a mistake?'



Jake did the Global Green PR yesterday, looked happy, made fans relieved and happy to see him happy without the beard. Wouldn't be surprised if he goes off to Egypt or whereever with the general for some Reeke, get engaged for the tabloids. Poor boy seems to have a destructive streak doesn't he, doing things even he knows is a mistake.

Anonymous said...

Just like they did at the Grammys, some celebrities (including Anne Hathaway and some Milk folks) walking the red carpet at Sunday's Oscars will be wearing white ribbons representing marriage equality.

Glad to hear it! :)

Anonymous said...

In the Green pics looks like Jake's hair is growing in on his left side, there's bald spots. Wonder if it got shaved for PoP or is hair extensions that bad for hair when they get taken out? Or something else like bearding made his hair fall out. You can see why he wore hats for 2 months.

Anonymous said...

What's with everyone here not liking the beard? Facial hair looks sexy on a man. I love the goate of full beard if kept neat and trimmed. Sorry, love the sexy beard on Jake and most men. I know the beard ages Jake, but not all men, and some men look MUCH better shaven if their beard is unkepmt. Love your beard Jake! Not talking about Reese. She's ok though.

Anonymous said...

12:08 PM

Jake buying ring #3 (or is it #4?) is standard Reeke fiction.

12:21 PM said...

P.S. Small correction - OK! didn't "report" any ring or other jewellery purchase.

Anonymous said...

You can see why he wore hats for 2 months.

I can't, link please.

I'm 11:58 said...

"What's with everyone here not liking the beard?"

Just jared comments and in here aren't about facial hair. You better read it. When was the last comment here about facial hair? Like forever. Bearding: Its about the fake gf.

Anonymous said...

"I can't, link please."

I won't, google please.

Anonymous said...

Global Green Launch pictures - I don't see any bald spots.
How can I guess what YOU're talking about if you don't post link/picture?

Ted said...

Blind Vice: Another Gay Hunk Bites the Dust

Judas Jack-Off is a stunningly beautiful star. Gorgeous hair, supple muscles, good pro résumé, too. He's also as hot as he is coy and conniving. But by comparison, let's just say J.J. makes our ever-shy, closeted movie idol Toothy Tile look like an out-and-out saint of gay liberation and openness.

See, Judas, a gangly type with flat abs and the concrete ass to go with it, was planning on marrying his boyfriend. Out of the country, mind you, but marriage just the same. To a man! You know, one of those big gay ceremonies that probably makes Ken Starr think about popping pills again.

Huge prob: Judas' myriad fans would have gone ape-crap over this happy Romeo-and-Romeo fact had they ever found out, which is exactly why Judas—at his representatives' behest—went ahead and...

...not only dumped his partner and fiancé, but he took up with his latest leading lady instead. Jeez, how 2008, already.

And all because a pile of veteran Hollywood starmakers told J.J. that his way-decent career would become about as relevant as Lindsay Lohan's alcohol ankle monitor should he get hitched to the BF. And I can't decide which is the best part of all, that every tabloid around is buying J.J.'s just-pumped-up fake romance, or that Judas had the (typical) ass-wipe nerve to go back to the poor, dumped boyfriend and want sex.

What is it about dudes and dogs? So seldom can you tell the diff.

It Ain't: Joe Jonas, Robert Pattinson, Jake Gyllenhaal

Blind Vice

Anonymous said...

12.28, google or IHJ for pics. If you can type you can do it.

Anonymous said...

Ted has such a way with words, calling him Judas, and a jerk. :(

Anonymous said...

12:40 PM

I've seen ALL IHJ Global Green Launch pictures.
I can't read your mind and guess the picture where you see bold spots.

Anonymous said...

Ok from now on anytime anyone comments on a pic or a story, ANYTHING, you have to provide a link and spell everything out with markers, displays and laser pointers, the works. Because when people can't or won't find even the easiest fucking shit on their own and then they can't follow the blog convo, its not fair. Waaahh.

Anonymous said...

"Just jared comments and in here aren't about facial hair. You better read it. When was the last comment here about facial hair? Like forever. Bearding: Its about the fake gf."

Yes but actually it's not 9/10 but rather 5/20 LOL

Anonymous said...

Oh fuck it. Look at the fuccking goddamned pics where Jake has the big pole in the mulch, look at his goddamned part in his hair on the fucking left side. Hair growing in much? Now go get some fucking glasses and stop acting like a whiny helpless fuck ass.

12:53 PM #1 said...

12:53 PM #2

As you can see I have no problem finding the pictures.

Yes - those who CLAIM something are EXPECTED to provide links. It's common sense.
No - I don't see any bold spots.

Anonymous said...

Ted has such a way with words, calling him Judas, and a jerk. :(

AT comment:

Hayden Christensen.
Check out the names: JUDAS * CHRISTensen. Judas betrayed Christ. This is all about betrayal. Nice one, Ted.

Anonymous said...

so....is he going bald or not?

lol said...

Look at the fuccking goddamned pics!

poor pitiful me said...

Look at the fuccking goddamned pics!

I can't! I'm too helpless! provide a link and show me exactly which one you mean! i can't even take a shit by myself!

Anonymous said...

Jake is looking good again after a long time. Now we have charity PR pics, the next set will be with Legally Blonde, maybe with her kiddies in tow. We'll see.
Never enough PR, never enough...

Anonymous said...

provide a link and show me exactly which one you mean!

Which part of the "we can't read your mind" you don't understand?

Anonymous said...

Blind Vice: Another Gay Hunk Bites the Dust

Bugger.

Wikipedia said...
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Anonymous said...

"And all because a pile of veteran Hollywood starmakers told J.J. that his way-decent career would become about as relevant as Lindsay Lohan's alcohol ankle monitor should he get hitched to the BF"

Hayden Christensen a "way decent career"?????????????

Jackie said...

Sorry 1:28 PM, combining BBMt and Reese Witherspoon is a big no-no.

Anonymous said...

Hasn't Rechael been a beard for a long time now? This seems to imply he dumped the boyfriend before taking up with the girl.

Anonymous said...

"Dating" since March 2007.

Anonymous said...

Hayden Christensen a "way decent career"?????????????

Hayden is 27. Jumper + Star Wars = enough for a decent HW career.

Anonymous said...

^^^^

Star Wars i can understand,
but... Jumper??

Anonymous said...

Jumper = big budget, action movie, Hayden is a leading men.

Anonymous said...

Hayden was in "This is your Youth" play in London with Jake. Jake did an inetview later, before PR got to him and he was still unguarded, and made a comment about kissing Darth Vader, meaning Hayden. There was no kissing between their characters in the play, btw. So when did they kiss..hmm.

Anonymous said...

Ah, that's nothing special, Jake kissed and hugged a lot of boys :)

Posted on OMG by Small world

The guy id'd as Wes from the production company in the Call Sheet photo shoot set 1/2 weeks ago is the same guy Unabomber Jake was hugging on the street in 2006.

Anonymous said...

Love Jake's tippy-toes :)

Jake hugging Wes 1
Jake hugging Wes 2

Anonymous said...

"Ah, that's nothing special, Jake kissed and hugged a lot of boys :)"

LOL. Yeah but if I remember right the question was something like "what so far has been the highlight of your career/life/doing the play" and Jake answered kissing Darth Vader. Kissed and hugged is 1 thing, a highlight is another heh.

Anonymous said...

OK, you won! lol

Anonymous said...

Sorry, what is Wes "producing" (at the production company)?

Anonymous said...

A hard question :)

Wes is guy's name. Check out OMG post from Monday, February 9, 2009 and call sheet photo:

Capped off

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
Do you ever purchase photos of celebrities caught in compromising situations? If so, I have photos of a celebrity who was on The Hills and Laguna Beach holding a bag of marijuana up to the camera. He was just interviewed and asked about Michael Phelps and was asked if there are any bong pics of him "out there," and he said, "No, not me, I am on probation."
—Gary

Dear Pants on Fire:
You mean celebrities don't always tell the truth? Shocker! It's safe to say when drug related Q's come up the majority of the folks out here have dabbled—and then some. It's Hollywood!


Dear Ted:
I have read many articles and seen many interviews with Robert Pattinson. I find him hard to figure out. It seems that he is attempting to sabotage his own success by talking about his poor hygiene habits etc. Perhaps he is just being very honest (refreshing to see). However, I am curious about his sexual orientation. I get the feeling that he is being told by his agent and the Twilight machine not to "come out" since his fans are predominantly young females. I have seen him with his friend Tom Sturridge, and they seem very close. It actually bothers me as I believe that he can't be himself. Haven't we gotten past all that by now?
—Eileen

Dear Déjà Vu:
It seems like you're telling Toothy Tile's tale hon. I think Pattinson's remains to be seen. I'd rather have him be mysterious than have fake publicity romances like his costar Kellan Lutz.


Dear Ted:
I know you keep insinuating that Rob Pattinson is bi/gay. But to be honest, I think that's you just trying to throw us off or something. Is Nevis Devine from One No-Shame Same-Sex Blind Vice Shia LaBeouf?
—Ashley

Dear So Sure:
Shia has more out-there vices than cavorting around with secret boyfriends.


Dear Ted:
I can't stop thinking about Toothy Tile, and I think I finally have the answer! It's Ted Danson, isn't it? And if it isn't, can I get another clue? (I know, I need to get a life). Yours Truly,
—O.W.T. (Obsessed With Toothy)

Dear Life Goes On:
Sorry, babe, there's no closeted Ted in these parts. Toothy is more famous right now.


Dear Ted:
Do you actually know if celebrities read people's comments? 'Cause if the do, those poor people reading those awful comments (including mine)...well, not so poor. I wouldn't mind earning millions of dollars and reading mean things abut myself while drinking champagne in my multimillion-dollar mansion.
—Mercedes, Argentina

Dear Masochist:
Are you talking about Octomom?

Awful Truth

Anonymous said...

"Pretend heterosexual Jake Gyllenhaal was in Los Angeles Thursday, helping Global Green USA launch its build green high school initiative, along with the very geek sexy president of Global Green USA Matt Petersen, Jake being all green, digging in the dirt, planting the plants, all while being scarf-tastic."

link

Anonymous said...

Et tu, Pattinson?

Anonymous said...

There was no kissing between their characters in the play, btw. So when did they kiss..hmm.

"Around the same time, Jake was flying high after his award winning performance in This Is Our Youth with Hayden Christensen as well as acting alongside Jennifer Aniston in The Good Girl. When asked to pick which gave the greater career high, Jake quipped 'I don't know... How about making out with Darth Vader?'"

Anonymous said...

How about making out with Darth Vader?'"

He made out with Darth Vader, with the Joker. The man goes around. I wonder with whom he enjoyed the make out more though.

Anonymous said...

Come on, you know the answer!

Anonymous said...

Jakey said he obsesses about his hair. So do I.

there sure is a bald spot - hair extensions, steroids, dye, WHUT?

oh jake whut have they done to you, my doe-eyed beauty?

Anonymous said...

A bald spot? Prove it!

Anonymous said...

Second picture - is that Matthew Katz-Frost with Jake?

Bubble Boy On-Set Photos

Anonymous said...

I wonder with whom he enjoyed the make out more though."

oh take a wild guess *rolls eyes*

Anonymous said...

^^LOL.

Anonymous said...

*wonders which Jake character tatoos to put in pube area*

Did you decide yet?

gay dads said...

By Max Mutchnick, a creator and executive producer of the sitcom “Will & Grace”: Erik Hyman and Max Mutchnick

Where Did You Get Them?

I'm different. I'm a gay. And I'm a husband. And I am a dad of future twin girl presidents, Rose and Evan. Yes, Evan is the name of my daughter and Evan is also typically a boys name. But that's very now. All the kids with kids are doing it. Go to the park. Call out the name Charlie or Billy. See who looks up. It will surprise you. But that has nothing to do with anything. You should just know.

In preparation for Air Force One travel, we took the girls on their first trip to New York City for the long weekend. Grandma and Grandpa wanted to show off their five month old granddaughters to everyone at their country club on Long Island. Organization and preparation are your friends when you're moving the future leaders of the free world across the United States. But when you get right down to it, you're just a roadie. You're a roadie for a baby. You carry everything this person could possibly want or need on your body at all times. There's really nothing you can't deliver at a moments notice.

"You're cold?"

No, problem, I've got a cashmere sweater right here the size of a bagel. Fits great. You look great.

"Bored?"

How about a stuffed three-eyed guy with a feather for hair? He's in my back pocket. I'll even add a voice when I show him to you.

"No?"

Okay, You wanna bounce?

"Food?"

Not a problem.

"Oh, you'd prefer my knuckle to suck on?"

It's yours. And thank you for spitting up on me. I hate this jacket anyway.

Truth is, they weren't bad. They were great. I've been told it's a lot harder getting Beyonce to Manhattan.

But I digress, that's not really what I want to talk about. I want to talk about the underlying responsibility of being a gay dad. We're trying so hard to fit in. We're trying to get married and share insurance policies and we're trying to go on typical family vacations to see Grandma and Grandpa. I even did my best to describe the normal madness of traveling with small ones. But there's nothing normal about turning the car around when you're half way to the airport because you forgot your daughters birth certificate. That's right. Having Rose and Evan's original, authenticated birth certificate was the other thing this baby roadie had to have on his person. It mattered as much as infant Zantac and warm hats and clean diapers. Keep in mind, we were two men traveling with two little girls. If you look at it with a crooked eye you can make yourself see things. Can you imagine if you had to deal with indignity of having to explain your family? Even worse, proving that your biological daughter was yours?

So this is what really happened.

I stood shoeless in front of the metal detector. Rose was in my arms. Her mouth open just a tiny bit and her eyes as wide as they've ever been in her hundred and thirty five days of life. Behind me was my husband. He held Evan. (Evan is also girl. See first paragraph).

"Step through."

The TSA guard said it like he was talking to a prisoner. I did as I was told. My husband followed. He held a baby in one arm and four business class tickets in the other. The guard looked at the tickets, then looked at us, then looked at the tickets.

"Who's Rose?"

She is. I'm Max, this is Erik and that's Evan. Rose's sister.

"Evan's a girl?"

Yeah. All the kids with kids are doing it.

What?

Nothing.

A moment of silence. Rage started to well up inside of me in anticipation of the next question this giant with a badge was going to ask me. How was this man going to insult my family? In what way would he make me explain my difference?

This is what he said:

"Where did you get them?"

What?

"Where did you get your kids?"

Don't get me wrong. It's a hideously offensive question, but implicit in what he was saying was the fact that we were the dads and they were our daughters. Progress! Progress from a moron. But progress nonetheless. I was feeling some love for the TSA Giant.

I made them.

This threw him, but I had his attention. And there in the middle of LAX with a line snaking to the front door of the airport I began to explain Gestational Surrogacy.

There's a donor. She gives us the eggs. We never meet her. She is not the "mom".

There is no mom. There's a surrogate. She's the oven. (Giants prefer short sentences with small words). My husband and I (the Giant winced) fertilized four eggs. They went inside the surrogate. Two of the eggs took. Fraternal twins were born 8 months and two weeks later. One of them was biologically his. One of them was biologically mine. But they're both ours, you know?

"You can do that?"

You can, Giant.

"Very cool."

He wanted to ask more and I wanted to tell him more. But alas a plane trip was waiting with loving grandparents at the other end.

So back to the responsibility of being a gay father. It turns out the key is the same as it would be if I were a straight father. It's about patience. Showing patience in every way to everyone. I'm different, but not really.

Huffington Post

Anonymous said...

^^Very nice. :)

Anonymous said...

Fraternal twins were born 8 months and two weeks later. One of them was biologically his. One of them was biologically mine.

Perfect :)

Anonymous said...

6:10 Yes it is. He is listed as Jake's assistant on his IMDB page along with MM and TDAT. I think he was the prod. assist on DD.

Anonymous said...

Should we conclude that Matthew Katz-Frost wasn't Ted's Toothy Tile source?

Anonymous said...

Why? He wasn't Jake's assistant for his later films.

Anonymous said...

Seriously who is this Jake/terrorist lookalike?

Anonymous said...

8:07 PM

Jake, Matthew and Austin are still friends so I think it's safe to presume that Matthew didn't break the confidence and didn't talk to Ted.

Anonymous said...

He made out with Darth Vader, with the Joker.

Difference is, with Joker/Ennis/Heath it was on screen for a movie role. With Darth Vader/Hayden, there was NO making out on stage between their characters. So Jake spilled the beans with that little tidbit. And seeing how Hayden has that physical look Jake seems to like (think Austin, the guy next to the French fountain) they probably did more than just making out.

Anonymous said...

8:24 True but it doesn't exclude a friend of Matts, spurned bf, relatives etc.

Anonymous said...

Seriously who is this Jake/terrorist lookalike?

Jack Twist's cousin :)

Portland, Oregon Declares itself 'Beardiest' City

growing in or falling out? said...

oh jake whut have they done to your hair

Anonymous said...

And seeing how Hayden has that physical look Jake seems to like (think Austin, the guy next to the French fountain) they probably did more than just making out.

Jake and Hayden - LOL
This Is Our Youth - Publicity Stills

Cantara's blog said...

Waiting for Toothy not Jakewatch

Cantara said...

^^^ Friday, February 20, 2009

Waiting for Toothy, Not JakeWatch

In August, 2008 the Association for the Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) sponsored a conference in Denver, Colorado entitled “Difficult Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of Engagement”. During the segment “Dishy Dialogue: Gossip, Gender and Performance”, a paper exploring certain avenues of gay-oriented gossip on the internet was presented by Frank Miller of Georgia State University, entitled “I Dish, Therefore I Am: Performing Toothy Tile and Ted Casablanca”. It is available to read here.

A false assumption was made in Dr. Miller’s paper which I would like to correct. In “I Dish”, he lumps the fanblog JakeWatch! in with Waiting for Toothy as being two of a kind. Waiting for Toothy (begun by a woman in Columbus, Ohio who currently wishes to distance herself from the fan world) went defunct late in 2007—its archives are now private—and replaced in January 2008 by a WFT fan who called the new blog Waiting for Toothy, Part 2. A spinoff blog in the same vein, Oh My Godot, has been in existence since August, 2007. These three fanblogs are pointed to on the hotlinks page ToothyTile.com

However, JakeWatch, from its inception early in 2006, was never intended to be anything but a fanblog to be enjoyed by both sexes, although its main audience has been heterosexual women of all ages. Its main objective was to appreciate the good looks and acting career of Jake Gyllenhaal. One steadfast rule they maintained from almost the beginning: There was to be absolutely no discussion about Jake’s sexual relationships. This rule was constantly breached by cross-posters from Waiting for Toothy (the comments sections of both blogs always remained open to anonymous postings) and was the deciding factor in JakeWatch becoming inactive in late 2007; although closed to comments, its online archives are still accessible. (“The Dastardly Uncle Jack Nasty”, a hilarious account of life in Jake fandom written by the co-administrator of JakeWatch, can be found in the Summer issue of my literary quarterly, Cantaraville, which can be read here and downloaded here.)

What differentiates the Toothy Tile blogs from other, more conventional fanblogs like JakeWatch is the sexual innuendo encouraged by them. For in the world of Waiting for Toothy, Waiting for Toothy 2 and Oh My Godot, their object of interest, Jake, appears to be a closeted gay. Further, in Oh My Godot, the actor Austin Nichols also appears to be a closeted gay, and it is speculated that he and Jake have been a secret couple in Hollywood for some years. Other subjects, and actors, are discussed at the Toothy Tile blogs, but the sexual orientation of these two and their possible romantic connection are the most prevalent. It is these particular idees fixes which have made it extremely difficult for the Toothy Tile blogs to be integrated into mainstream Jake fandom—but then again, I doubt that this is their intention.

For the uninitiated, let me explain: These fanciful speculations were inspired by a pseudonymous character who, since 2005, has made several appearances in the gossip columns of Ted Casablanca, E! Online’s reporter. The character is named Toothy Tile, and while Casablanca has stated over and over again that he will never reveal Toothy’s true identity, he does drop a good number of clues for his readers to interpret as they wish. Jake is not the only candidate for Toothy Tile. But there’s a significant part of Jake fandom willing to believe that this is so, and will roundly defend this idea in whichever fanblog they’re allowed to voice it in, no matter what the dominant subject of that fanblog might be. This has invariably led to confusion, misunderstandings and quite a lot of name-calling.

To lay it at Ted Casablanca’s door would be to miss the point. There will always be a part of the internet audience that indulges in idle gossip. It’s when passions run high in justifying unjustifiable speculation, that mischief begins.

Frank Miller, PhD said...

During the segment “Dishy Dialogue: Gossip, Gender and Performance”, a paper exploring certain avenues of gay-oriented gossip on the internet was presented by Frank Miller of Georgia State University, entitled “I Dish, Therefore I Am: Performing Toothy Tile and Ted Casablanca”.

I Dish, Therefore I Am: Performing Toothy Tile and Ted Casablanca
by Frank Miller, PhD

On March 10, 2005, gossip columnist Ted Casablanca ran an item online under the heading "One Adorable Blind Vice":

Okay, sugar-muffins, the only reason this one's in the Vice section is because until quite recently, Toothy Tile was dating his superpopular, superannoyingly perfect girlfriend. Not boyfriend. Which, if you ask this old gossip whore, is the classification Tile would prefer his significant others be filed under in the very near future. Mere days ago … Tile was right out in the open holding hands with his man in a West Hollywood restaurant—which shall remain nameless—because I love going there and they probably wouldn't serve me anymore if I start outing their customers, ca-friggin'-peesh? Not that I'd be outing anybody, anyway. Mr. Tile took care of that himself. Covertly, but he did it. It was late in the afternoon; everybody had cleared out. Save Tile and his man-amigo, who extended his hands flat on the marble table (yes, that's a hint) until they were intertwined with Tile's. Massive smiles then appeared on both daring dudes...

And it ain't: Tobey M, Keanu Reeves, Jamie Fox(1)

The story was similar to numerous blind items Casablanca has run since bringing his column, "The Awful Truth," to E! Online in 1996. He relates a potentially scandalous story, usually with the kinds of revelations a major media gossip columnist would avoid, but disguises the object of his gossip behind a fanciful name like Morgan Mayhem, Furrowed Frank or Toothy Tile.

Most of the Blind Vice items lead to a quick burst of speculation then die out. But Toothy Tile has lived on, partly thanks to Casablanca, who has followed up over the last three years with stories suggesting that Tile and his boyfriend, whom Casablanca dubbed the Gray Goose in October 2007, had almost been arrested for "canoodling" in a parked car off the Sunset Strip, that Tile was shopping for the right news magazine in which to come out, that his management had convinced him to stay in and that he and the Goose were planning to either adopt a baby or father one with a surrogate. And as readers' guesses poured in, the items triggered more on-line responses, particularly on gay chat boards, and even led to the creation of ToothyTile.com, a website devoted primarily to speculation about Tile's identity.

The ongoing saga of Toothy Tile says a good deal about Internet gossip, its place within the gay community and its function as a moral compass. It also points to some interesting intersections of gossip and gendered performance.

Hollywood gossip, of course, was around long before the Internet. Usually dated from the start of Louella Parsons' syndicated column in 1925, the field has traditionally been female-dominated, with Parsons and her chief rival, Hedda Hopper, engaged in an often-uneasy power struggle with the movie industry. The film studios used them to promote their films and personalities but also dreaded the effect of a personal attack or untimely revelation. One unwritten rule, however, was that the most damaging items—criminal arrests, long-term affairs and homosexuality—were not for publication in any but the least reputable venues. Parsons, Hopper and most of Hollywood may have known that Ramon Novarro was gay, but they weren't about to publish the fact. And if a writer broke the rules—as Bill Robinson did when he wrote about Spencer Tracy's drinking problems and his relationship with Katharine Hepburn in a 1962 issue of Look—the offender was cut off from industry sources.

Even with the decline of the studio system, some restrictions still hold. Unless a star's drug use is impossible for the media to ignore, it's kept out of the gossip columns. And "outing" is still considered off-limits, at least to columnists working in the major media. That does not, however, mean that homosexuality and the closet are forbidden topics. That's where the blind item comes in. A blind item is a piece of gossip with no names attached. The subject is only hinted at, either with a reference to her or his role in the industry (eg, "Missy Movie/TV Series Actress(2)") or through clues hidden in the item's wording. Columnists use such items for stories they deem too damaging or stories for which they lack sufficient corroboration to withstand legal action. As The Hollywood Kids dubbed their blind items in Movieline Magazine, "Guess Who, Don't Sue (3)."

The performative nature of the blind item lies in its mediation of conflicting social roles. In "A Performance-Centered Approach to Gossip," Roger D. Abrahams analyzes gossip among the inhabitants of Richland Park, St. Vincent, in the British West Indies. He describes conflicting attitudes about gossip, which the Vincentians see as a form of "calling name," a presumption of familiarity that can include both addressing someone informally or, as he puts it, "naming a person when discussing his activities in conversation(4)." The blind item is a way of gossiping without the presumption of "calling name."

For the gay online community, gossip serves a variety of purposes. If nothing else, it provides its readers with a sense of titillation as they vicariously enjoy celebrities' lives, even when the object of interest is masked behind the veil of the blind item. Like many on-line discussion boards, gay gossip sites provide their geographically dispersed users with a sense of community. Jack Levin and Arnold Arluke describe gossip as "the glue that binds individuals together, especially in societies marked by rampant loneliness(5)."

One element unifying gossip communities is a shared sense of morality. In his pioneering study of "Gossip and Scandal," Max Gluckman describes the ways in which often quite vicious gossip has unified the Makah tribe of Washington's Puget Sound area by "mark[ing] it off from other groups(6)." A good deal of the Makah's gossip relates to the behavior of other tribe members, "demonstrating that the other parties are not worthy to be Makah(7)." In the same way, gay gossip unites the gay and lesbian community by establishing behavioral norms for that community, creating insiders aware of those norms and outsiders unaware of or opposed to them.

In the case of Toothy Tile, the nature of those norms depends on whether one is inside or outside the gay community. Within the world of heteronormativity, Toothy Tile is at fault both for being gay and, more important, for wishing to make a public proclamation of that fact. Despite the social changes of the past 50 years, the entertainment industry appears to be dealing with sexual orientation by the same standards in operation when Universal Pictures forced Rock Hudson to take a wife to forestall suspicions of homosexuality. The current attitude is described quite simply in one publicity-shy, or rather gay-publicity shy actor's legal complaint against a porn star who had claimed a relationship with him: "While plaintiff believes in the rights of others to follow their own sexual preference, vast numbers of the public throughout the world do not share his view and, believing that he had a homosexual affair and did so during his marriage, they will be less inclined to patronize [his] films, particularly since he tends to play parts calling for heterosexual romance and action adventure(8)." No doubt, these are the same audiences who would expect the actor to know how to pilot a jet fighter in real life.

The same values would not hold for gay men and lesbians, particularly the increasing numbers living openly. I would suggest that for that audience the norm violated by Toothy Tile is openness. His transgression is staying in the closet. Aaron Ben-Ze'ev suggests, "the immoral behavior of famous people, reported in gossip columns, enhances our self-respect.(9)" The story of Toothy Tile allows gay men and lesbians to feel superior to a public figure who may in many other ways be superior to them. In this sense, gay gossip gives the illusion of a level playing field. As Ferdinand Schoeman suggests, "[Gossip] is a primary means of maintaining and reinforcing social norms and of holding those in high status to the same standards that govern those not so situated.10"

The irony here is that gay and lesbian gossipers, and indeed most subscribers to on-line discussion groups, frequently closet their identities, if not their sexual orientations. Most contributors to these groups are either anonymous or identified by often-fanciful handles. Among the more prominent identifiers on the gay gossip board Datalounge are SusieLee, Ms. Irma Savant and Dame Celestia Crackhead. But even posters who identify themselves more clearly—including composer Marc Shaiman and film critic David Ehrenstein—only present a small portion of themselves on line, closeting what they do not want to share. Shaiman responds sporadically to defend entertainers he feels are being unjustly maligned, while Ehrenstein most often shares his anger over social inequality or frustration with allegations of homosexuality he considers false.

C. Lee Harrington and Denise D. Bielby have described this type of performance as the "'partial' presentation of self," something that happens in most human interactions, but is "magnified" on the Internet, "due to the relative absence of traditional identity markers.(11)" In relation to gossip, this poses special problems in evaluating the information posted. Online gossipers need to find a way to perform trustworthiness since, as Harrington and Bielby suggest, "speakers cannot implicitly trust one another on the basis of an intimate relationship.(12)" Posters can do this by citing sources or claiming some form of insider status, but not all claims of insider status are accepted. Obviously, some self-proclaimed insiders are fakes. But even those who clearly are who they say they are can have their assertions questioned. Despite his professional credentials, Ehrenstein has yet to convince many Dataloungers that Lena Horne and George Clooney are straight.

This brings up another characteristic of gossip that applies in the physical world as much as it does on line. As Maryann Ayim has written, "The test for truth in investigative gossip is inherently social. That is, the investigators will use community consensus as a primary indication of their proximity to the truth.(13)" In a world where gay men from Oscar Wilde to actor Robert Reed have had wives and children, there really is very little in the way of concrete evidence for the gender preferences of the famous. Such non-factual elements as the effectiveness of the gossip narrative and the desirability of the person considered to be closeted are often all it takes to support the veracity of gay gossip, creating a Pirandellian world in which it is gay if you think it gay.

Who, then, is thought to be the perpetually closeted Toothy Tile? Consensus gives the honor to Jake Gyllenhaal. In fact, there are several gay discussion boards like JakeWatch and Waiting for Toothy devoted primarily to discussion of the connections between the young actor and Casablanca's blind item, while another site, Oh My Godot, focuses on his friendship with Austin Nichols, the actor most often posited as the Gray Goose. Claims that Gyllenhaal has been romantically linked with Kirsten Dunst in the past and Reese Witherspoon at present are dismissed as bearding, relationships arranged to create the illusion of heterosexuality. Posters on Oh No They Didn't have even uncovered 16 clues within the Toothy Tile stories they say point to Gyllenhaal. For example, the marble table on which Tile and the Goose held hands has been linked to the tables at Basix Café in West Hollywood, where Casablanca's column had reported Gyllenhaal and a male friend lunching five days before the first Toothy Tile story appeared(14). Coincidence or, as Casablanca would put it, "co-inkydinky?" You be the judge.

So, what team is Jake playing for? How many beards do you see in this picture? And…Well, do I really have to say anything.

Whoever Toothy Tile may be, he clearly is performing only a "'partial presentation of self" in his public life. The story rings true because it reflects narratives about the Hollywood closet dating back to the silent era. But though barricading the closet door is business as usual in Hollywood, Casablanca's performance in this is something else entirely.

As surely as everyone else in this story—from gay Internet gossips to the real or invented Toothy Tile—is performing, so is Casablanca, or should I say, Bruce Bibbey (and why do I suddenly feel like Addison de Witt confronting Eve Harrington née Gertrude Slescynski?). Bibbey is a Texas-born entertainment reporter who adopted his pen name in 1987 when he started "The Awful Truth" column in Premiere magazine. He took the name from a character in Jacqueline Susanne's novel Valley of the Dolls, a bi-sexual film director widely believed to be modeled on Vincente Minnelli.

In his columns and media appearances, Casablanca projects the image of an effeminate gay man, breezy, self-assured and effortlessly caustic. A key part of that performance is the style in which he writes, a language he calls "Awful-Speak." His website even includes a glossary where the uninitiated can look up such pop culture neologisms as bod-goon, he-ho and sweatilicious(15).

This special language serves a dual purpose for Casablanca. For one thing, it provides a unifying device, reinforcing the sense of community gossip can create. Those who understand "Awful-Speak" become insiders, a linguistic reflection of the group's unity of interest in celebrity gossip of a lavender hue. The hyperbolic and allusive nature of his writing also gives it a camp quality, clearly establishing the writer and his performance as gay, yet another unifying element.

One important effect of that unity is the creation of trust, which, as I have mentioned, is an important factor in on-line gossip. Casablanca performs trustworthiness in two key ways. His use of "Awful-Speak" becomes a badge of friendship with his readers, creating the sense of intimacy that is a necessary prerequisite to effective gossip. In addition, his column is structured to underline his performance as a Hollywood insider. The first thing a reader sees when surfing to "The Awful Truth" is a page of gossip items—exclusive interviews, industry news and celebrity sightings—that help establish Casablanca's trustworthiness. The most recent column to include a Toothy Tile item leads with a report on actor Christian Bale's recent brush with the law. Casablanca pulls on an earlier interview to provide his own exclusive insights on what might have led to the actor's physical altercation with his mother and sister.

Yet, the performances that establish Casablanca's reliability as a gossip source actually conflict with each other, a problem not uncommon to professional gossips. One basic rule of gossip, as identified by Gluckman, is that "it is bad manners…to tell unpleasant stories about your friends to strangers(16)." The gossip columnist, however, does just that. To present oneself as a show business insider is basically to present oneself as a friend of the subjects of gossip. But the columnist also performs as a friend of the reader, who expects insider information that would violate the trust accorded to an insider. The blind item is a performance that mediates those conflicting roles, allowing the gossip columnist to perform as friend to both inquisitive readers and secretive celebrities.

The implications of Toothy Tile go further. More than simply the performance of Casablanca's conflicting roles, I would suggest that the Toothy Tile items also serve a subversive purpose. I am not, of course, imputing any revolutionary motive to Casablanca. His chief goal is to attract and keep readers, who in turn will read the advertising on his site and tune into the E! Entertainment Network, building its ratings and increasing its ad revenues.

The social implications exist nonetheless. I suggested earlier that the moral interpretation of the Toothy Tile story would be different for different communities. Within the context of "The Awful Truth," however, only one interpretation is possible. In his columns and television appearances, Casablanca is totally out with his own sexuality. He frequently alludes to the desirability of male sex symbols, as when he defines sweatilicious as "anything Christian Bale does with his shirt off(17)" For the past year, Casablanca has made frequent mention of his engagement and May 2008 wedding to partner Jon Powell. This clearly points to openness as the behavioral norm violated by Tile. Like his gay readers, Casablanca can position himself as morally superior to his subject. By doing this in the language of camp he also valorizes one of the most maligned stereotypes associated with male homosexuality, effeminacy, at the expense of an actor afraid to lose his traditionally masculine credibility should he ever come out.

The Tile stories also point to a future in which the Hollywood closet may be no more. One important element of gossip is its dialologic nature. It develops through the interactions of two or more people.

By provoking speculation, the blind item is inherently dialogic, functioning as the first part of an "adjacency pair," which Deborah Kapchan defines as an utterance that "requires a response, whether spoken aloud or silently(18)." The required response to the blind item is speculation about its subject. Even without calling name on Toothy Tile, Casablanca lays the groundwork for greater openness by leaving his audience unsure of the old Hollywood paradigms of masculinity. With Tile's identity in suspense, the reader must view all rising young actors differently, not as paragons of heteronormativity but as potential gay men. Nor do the sites claiming Toothy Tile is Jake Gyllenhaal lessen the uncertainty, as such claims are balanced by more traditional gossip pieces promoting his heterosexual performance as Reese Witherspoon's boyfriend.

In the most recent Toothy Tile item, Casablanca adds one final role to his repertoire, the performance of power that can accrue through gossip, both from the knowledge of what people would keep hidden and from the naming of names. Under the heading "One Fruit-of-the-Doom Blind Vice" he reveals that after a period of circumspect behavior, Tile is once again flirting with openness, this time by:...gleefully telling more than a few gossipy girls—which means boys, natch, in highly exaggerated fagola speak, but then, I'm sure you already know that hon-cakes—that he's quite aware the hunt for his identity is on. And has been for sometime. Says he enjoys it, even. Who wouldn't really? Especially if you're dead certain your identity will never be revealed.

Casablanca then adds that one of the reasons for Tile's new openness among friends is his certainty, "as it's been relayed to this columnist, that the true identity of Mr. Tile will never, ever be disclosed by yours truly. Oh, really? Is that so? Just don't count on it, bud. What with the myriad of lies to the public...you're on thin vice, babe, so watch it.19" As with all Blind Vice items, Casablanca ends with a statement of whom the item isn't about, followed by pictures of Matthew Broderick, Ricky Martin and Wentworth Miller, three celebrities who have been the subject of more than their share of gay gossip, particularly online.

Co-inky-dinky? You be the judge.


1 Ted Casablanca, quoted by imiinew_wave in Oh No They Didn't March 31, 2005.
2 The Hollywood Kids, quoted anonymously in "Guess Who/Don't Sue (Vintage May 1992)," online posting, Datalounge July 4, 2008.
3 The Hollywood Kids, Datalounge.
4 Robert D. Abrahams, "A Performance-Centered Approach to Gossip," Man New Series Vol. 5, No. 2 (Jun., 1970), 295.
5 Jack Levin and Arnold Arluke, Gossip: The Inside Scoop (New York and London: Plenum Press, 1987), 25.
6 Max Gluckman, "Gossip and Scandal," Current Anthropology, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jun., 1963), 311.
7 Gluckman, 312.
8 Tom Cruise vs. Chad Slater, quoted on The Smoking Gun: Archive, May 2, 2001.
9 Aaron Ben-Ze'ev, "The Vindication of Gossip," in Robert E. Goodman and Aaron Ben-Ze'ev, eds., Good Gossip (Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas), 1994), 17.
10 Ferdinand Schoeman, "Gossip and Privacy," in Goodman and Ben-Ze'ev, 80.
11 Harrison and Bielby, 626.
12 Harrington and Bielby, 613.
13 Maryann Ayim, "Knowledge Through the Grapevine: Gossip as Inquiry," Goodman and Ben-Ze'ev, 92.
14 See "All of Toothy Tile Articles," Oh No They Didn't, July 28, 2005.
15 Ted Casablanca, "The Awful Decoder," E! Online.
16 Gluckman, 313.
17 Casablanca, "Decoder," 3.
18 Deborah A. Kapchan, "Performance," The Journal of American Folklore, Common Ground: Keywords for the Study of Expressive Culture, Vol. 108, No. 430 (Autumn, 1995), 492.
19 Ted Casablanca, "One Fruit-of-the-Doom Blind Vice," "The Awful Truth," E! Online July 24, 2008

Jake said...

WOW!

Anonymous said...

One steadfast rule they [JakeWatch] maintained from almost the beginning: There was to be absolutely no discussion about Jake’s sexual relationships. This rule was constantly breached by cross-posters from Waiting for Toothy (the comments sections of both blogs always remained open to anonymous postings) and was the deciding factor in JakeWatch becoming inactive in late 2007

LOL

Anonymous said...

The article posted by Cantara is interesting. On the other hand, she's still batshit crazy. JakeWatch closed down after they realized it was never going to lead to their getting an interview with Jake, they said as much, and with a long drought ahead of them before his next movie.

Anonymous said...

I Dish, Therefore I Am: Performing Toothy Tile and Ted Casablanca
by Frank Miller, PhD


PhD? Oh my gosh, I feel so important!

Anonymous said...

What the hell does Frank Miller PhD final line "Co-inky-dinky? You be the judge." mean? Shit, if that what it takes to be a PhD, LOL.

Anonymous said...

BS = Bullshit
MS = More Shit
PhD = Piled Higher and Deeper

way to go for research said...

Ian and this PhD are both getting all their sources from Ted and toothytile.com
LOL

Anonymous said...

It seems Toothy is more infamous than ever some four years after the first Blind Vice.

Anonymous said...

growing in or falling out?

Growing in.

Anonymous said...

Jakewatch folded its tents when Reese came on the scene.

good move.

Anonymous said...

I can totally see Reeke going to Egypt during Oscar time since neither are involved with any nominated movies this year (or last year either) so when they get back their stunning pictorial of the two lovebirds on an exotic vacation and the story of a possible marriage proposal will be in the rags at the end of next week. You know, to remind the public that they still exist.

former Jakewatcher said...

"Jakewatch folded its tents when Reese came on the scene."

9:56 I hope your being sarcastic, because Jakewatch was dying long before Reeke. It started dying off in mid 2006 and it was because it was fucking ass boring.

Anonymous said...

oh jake whut have they done to your hair

No need to panic!

Anonymous said...

No need to panic, they glued hair on the bald spot for my Globes appearence! Looks real don't it. problem is, it doesn't stay. Damn another month of wearing those fucking hats.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit.

No hat

Anonymous said...

Someone's taking Jake's bald spot personally LOL. Must be a Babbler who believes Jake can never have or do or be anything less than perfect. And heaven forbid if Reese be accused of causing Jake's hair to fall out!

Anonymous said...

Why are you taking photographs personally? Those who care will take a look and decide for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Jake watch did not get boring. But they did get their feelings hurt by PapaG and never recovered. They lost their love for Jake because of it. It was Cantara who led them down the path in the first place, thinking they were more important to Jake than they were. The woman is not to be trusted. She makes it pretty obvious that she continuously monitors WFT2 and OMG. The endless Jake is straight posts are probably hers.

Anonymous said...

Re the balding, stress does cause balding. Jake's dad has a full head of hair, though the gene for baldness runs from the mother's line. Looks more like a stress reaction to me though, than male pattern balding. All that hair die, weaves cant be helping.

Baby Terror Tile said...

What? Me cryin at all hours, waking up hungrier than hell, spitting up, having gas, pooping and peeing everywhere, gettin sick, getting fussy, throwin food, knockin over crap, falling over and hittin my head, screaming like a banshee, that causes stress and Daddy's hair turns gray and falls out? No fucking way. I'm a sweet little baby!

Anonymous said...

Was wondering about something. When there's sightings/vids/blog stories of a male celeb at a jewelry store buying an engagement ring and gossip follows that he's going to propose: how many times does it actually come true? I say almost never. Most engagement announcements/ring wearing from celeb couples are a surprise, not preceded by stories about the engagement ring shopping experience. Which to me among other reasons makes the Reeke latest "he's going to propose!" story just another way for the rags to sell a story and Reeke to gain more PR.

Anonymous said...

Its rumored Reese is going to be an Oscar presenter. Wonder if she'll run out afterwards and meet Jake at a restaurant for a cozy dinner at the window photo op.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't she have a movie opening soon. That's her strategy. Be seen as part of the lead up to the film. Have not seen any rumors about her presenting though. Might be babbler wishful thinking.

Anonymous said...

Not babble, was on fashion blog. Reese presenter rumor

Anonymous said...

Jake watch did not get boring. But they did get their feelings hurt by PapaG and never recovered. They lost their love for Jake because of it. It was Cantara who led them down the path in the first place, thinking they were more important to Jake than they were. The woman is not to be trusted. She makes it pretty obvious that she continuously monitors WFT2 and OMG. The endless Jake is straight posts are probably hers.

I have for a long time thought Cantara was the troll who turned up everywhere.

For starters whoever it was/is is condescending and motherly, and used old-fashioned tones mixed with hip speak as if it was an older person trying to sound young but you can't disguise your age.

The other thing was/is her utter fixation with Stephen Gyllenhaal, as if fighting at WFT/Dani was somehow "protecting" Stephen and Jake, or protecting Stephen's feelings/reputation via arguing for Jake. I could see that as ample motivation and women are often the most horrific of other women for their cause or desire.

I think she screwed over the Jake Watch girls and what have they got out of it? Fuck all. And they were meant to get fuck all, because it was a hiding to nothing, designed to get them on board the love train and distract them.

Anonymous said...

and women are often the most horrific of other women for their cause or desire.

That should read horrific critics of other women...

(Basically it's women who can be most horrid to each other over some random man.)

Anonymous said...

ITA with why the Jake Watch's blog owners got screwed. But fact is, with the fighting and bitterness that came from it, they developed a lack of enthusiasm for Jake, who was the whole point of the blog anyway and Jake Watch became neglected and boring. Even before all that happened it was a weird blog because they would do a post and people would comment but they hardly ever answered and when they did they mostly treated people like shit. Its 1 thing I apreciate about WDW blog, she answers people posts and acknowledges them. Unless you have a blog that has enough posters to carry a convo (like here!) its not enough for a blog owner to make a post and expect others to fill up the page. They have got to respond to commeters. To begin with the blog owners at Jake Watvch didn't respond or care much about their readers anyway. After the SG/Cantara blowout when their nastiness and bitterness was obvious and they made really lame posts, readers got disappointed, disinterested, and Jake Watch wasn't fun and it became irrelevent.

Anonymous said...

Geoffrey Kent, founder of luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent, told The Telegraph that he had been asked to organise a trip for the couple, saying: "They will go everywhere by private jet and cram as much as possible in.

"They are going to stay in the best hotels and the idea is that it will be quite an experience."


More post-Halperin panic measures?

Honestly, what travel "founder" tells a client's private plans?

Egypt in particular is still a terrorist target. You'd think the last thing they'd want is to publicize where an A-List couple are and in what hotels (doesn't take a genius to track down "the best") in the middle east for all to know? Seriously, if that is PR for PR's sake, which I suspect it is, it's highly naive at best and brain-dead at worst.

Anonymous said...

Geoffrey Kent, founder of luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent, told The Telegraph that he had been asked to organise a trip for the couple, saying: "They will go everywhere by private jet and cram as much as possible in.

So, green carbon-footprint friendly eh?

Good job Jake planted uh, two trees yesterday. ;)

Anonymous said...

WTF is it with people having problems if men are receiding or balding? I woulnd't have a problem dating a balding guy. What counts is that he is a good, intelligent and charming guy.

Anonymous said...

^^I'm not talking about Jake btw.

Al-Qaeda said...

Egypt, jets, hotels, sightseeing. Good places for bombs. 2 famous rich Western whores. We will have the world's attention.

Osama bin Closeted too damn long said...

Rubbing my friggin' chilly-ass hands already!

Al-Qaeda said...

Possibly 2 children of whore will be going. Even better.

Al-Qaeda said...

We leave paps alive tho and send back to evil America. Westerners think they are devil.

Jake said...

I have TWO?

Shit, has Austin been cloning Baby Tile again?

Anonymous said...

"More post-Halperin panic measures?"

for this clown ????

Billy Bob Thornton said...

Where am I?

Anonymous said...

"More post-Halperin panic measures?"

for this clown ????


Looks like it.

Al-Qaeda said...

"I have TWO?"

Whore with children is reason we cover womens face.

You are butt fuck whore, the worst sin against Allah.

Jake said...

You are butt fuck whore, the worst sin against Allah.

Don't knock it 'til you've tried it is my motto.

Al-Qaeda said...

Bring on the Egypt tour plans. We await!

Sir Richard Branson said...

Can I come...?

Woo Hoo! said...

"Good job Jake planted uh, two trees yesterday."

He also put 2 shovels full of some dead leaves in a mulching machine!

Al-Qaeda said...

We have ultimate punishment for American butt fuck whore! Sex with 99 vaginas!

Jake said...

I tried "Penny" and "Birdie" and trust me, Big Al, that was enough!

Come on terra-ists, live a little! said...

May we call you, Big Gay Al (Qaeda)?

Jake Green said...

He also put 2 shovels full of some dead leaves in a mulching machine!

Every bit counts!

Big Gay Al Qaeda said...

If it helps you morph into Michelangelo's David, Jake, then *blush* I'm all for it!

Anonymous said...

P6 said...
Future Page Six

INKY TRIBUTE

Jake Gyllenhaal has some cultish fans.

The "Brokeback Mountain" star was making his way to the bathroom at Tenjune for the Heart Truth: Drag Dress Collection after-party when a man approached him and professed his love for Gyllenhaal's work.

The super-fan then dropped his pants and underpants down and revealed tattoos of scenes and characters from "Jarhead," a memoir about the Gulf War. Gyllenhaal was so amused he took numerous photos of the man's waist down area with his camera phone, and headed back giggling like a school girl.


FUTURE FUTURE

P6 said...
Future Page Six

INKY TRIBUTE

Jake Gyllenhaal has some cuntish minders.

The "Brokeback Mountain" star was making his way to the bathroom at one of his father's book-signings for the Get Even!: Cantara Slams the Brokies! cheese and wine after-party when a man approached him and professed his love for Gyllenhaal's booty.

The super-fan then dropped his pants and underpants. Gyllenhaal was so amused he took numerous photos of the man with his camera phone, and headed back giggling like a school girl. The man was then arrested by Cantara (aka Toadie from Wind In The Willows) doing her "civic duty".

When men can be men Future P6 said...

TRIBUTE

Jake Gyllenhaal has some cute fans.

The "Brokeback Mountain" star was making his way to the bathroom when a man approached him and dropped his underpants.

Gyllenhaal also dropped his underpants.

Anonymous said...

Don't just stop there, 10:11 AM!

Jake said...

The super-fan then dropped his pants and underpants.

My God and Moses, why can't I have such fans right now?

cantarathewhore said...

Is she fuckin kidding!??? "Steven comes off as a spacy, slightly pervy boy scout? He is the kind of male who has to be constantly shown the ropes?"

http://cantarasnotebook.blogspot.com/2008/09/more-of-waiting-for-toothys-shenanigans.html
http://cantarasnotebook.blogspot.com/2008/12/who-among-us-hasnt-made-love-in-public.html

Anonymous said...

^^^
More of Waiting for Toothy's Shenanigans September 11, 2008
Who Among Us Hasn't Made Love in a Public Bathroom? December 29, 2008

Anonymous said...

Get Even!: Cantara Slams the Brokies!

LOL
I'm sure babblers are pissed off with Cantara's lack of love for GB and "true" fans.

Anonymous said...

Jake Gyllenhall and Global Green USA President Matt Petersen visit Green Service Day at the Global Green USA launch of National Green Schools Initiative at Manual Arts High School on February 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California

Healthier, Wealthier and Wiser: The Case for Creating Green Schools Now
By Matt Petersen

Today, millions of children and teachers go to school every day in unhealthy, inefficient schools that waste money, make kids sick and provide poor environments for learning. The state of aging school infrastructure is truly a national travesty. When I first visited New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina to see how my environmental organization Global Green could help rebuild the city green, I toured a local high school and was overwhelmed to discover such decay and disrepair. I later learned this didn't result from the storm, but from years of neglect. Sadly this is not an isolated school or city.

Fortunately, we do have the solutions to help rebuild our schools to be healthy, efficient and productive centers of learning. California is leading the way with $100 million dollars in bond money to support building green schools and Los Angeles Unified is building all of its new schools to healthy green standards. New Orleans is considering doing the same and now Congress has approved $40 billion in the stimulus package to build green schools.

To help drive national awareness about the need to build green schools, Global Green is hosting its Sixth Annual Pre-Oscar® party in Hollywood, CA on February 19th. Sheryl Crow, who recently performed at the Huffington Post Pre-Inaugural party co-sponsored by Global Green, will perform along with Gavin Rossdale (lead singer from Bush). For ticket information visit www.globalgreen.org/oscars.

For the past six years, I've been proud to collaborate with Global Green Board members Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton, photographer and climate activist Sebastian Copeland and supporters including Salma Hayek, Orlando Bloom and Penelope Cruz among others to help raise global awareness of smart solutions to global warming -- from plug-in hybrid cars that get 100+ mpg to green affordable homes that can save hundreds of dollars on annual electric bills to the importance of voting green.
...

Huffington Post

Even Big Gay Al Qaeda said...

Cantara's just unhinged. This is absolutely nothing new to most people.

Anonymous said...

The performative nature of the blind item lies in its mediation of conflicting social roles.

Indeed!

Anonymous said...

Jack Levin and Arnold Arluke describe gossip as "the glue that binds individuals together, especially in societies marked by rampant loneliness(5)." ...

One element unifying gossip communities is a shared sense of morality... Gay gossip unites the gay and lesbian community by establishing behavioral norms for that community, creating insiders aware of those norms and outsiders unaware of or opposed to them.


Interesting. Sure, I can go with that. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh. I wonder how many of the people posting here asking for LINK PLEASE as if they were born yesterday or wondering what WTF2 posters think about this and that are people working on their doctorates.

seems to be little awareness among these of how many str8 women post on WFT2 and OMG. would you please raise yr hands -
str8 women
str8 guys
lesbians
gays
bi-sexual
transgender

Anonymous said...

12:36 PM, just admit you're too lazy and too important to post links like everybody else. We won't hold it against you.

Anonymous said...

would you please raise yr hands ...

Why? Are you working on a paper too?

Jake said...

str8 guys
gays
bi-sexual guys

I would do them all.

Anonymous said...

Gay gossip unites the gay and lesbian community by establishing behavioral norms for that community, creating insiders aware of those norms and outsiders unaware of or opposed to them.



[fill in blank] gossip unites the [fill in blank] community by establishing behavioral norms for that community, creating insiders aware of those norms and outsiders unaware of or opposed to them.

DUH. That statement ^^ is applicable to anything, anyone, anywhere.

Anonymous said...

"would you please raise yr hands ...

Why? Are you working on a paper too?"

No I am being sarcastic. Im making a fukeen joke.

Ian said...

You already done did them all and I'm gonna tell everyone about it in my book! when I get around to writing it.

Anonymous said...

12:36 PM/1:07 PM

Your jokes are too smart for me.

Anonymous said...

Reese was at a pre Oscar Montblanc UNICEF party last night. No Jake.

Anonymous said...

Hollywood gossip, of course, was around long before the Internet. Usually dated from the start of Louella Parsons' syndicated column in 1925... The film studios used them to promote their films and personalities but also dreaded the effect of a personal attack or untimely revelation. One unwritten rule, however, was that the most damaging items—criminal arrests, long-term affairs and homosexuality—were not for publication in any but the least reputable venues. Parsons, Hopper and most of Hollywood may have known that Ramon Novarro was gay, but they weren't about to publish the fact. And if a writer broke the rules—as Bill Robinson did when he wrote about Spencer Tracy's drinking problems and his relationship with Katharine Hepburn in a 1962 issue of Look—the offender was cut off from industry sources.

That's 84 years. Some things didn't change.

Ted C said...

I'm still here!

Kitty Kelley said...

All the books I've written about people, never been sued. Because it's all true and I name sources and get the timeline right. Hmm, wonder if I should do a book on this Toothy Jake fellow?

bad fans said...

Yes, you should!

Anonymous said...

Online gossipers need to find a way to perform trustworthiness since, as Harrington and Bielby suggest, "speakers cannot implicitly trust one another on the basis of an intimate relationship.(12)" Posters can do this by citing sources or claiming some form of insider status, but not all claims of insider status are accepted. Obviously, some self-proclaimed insiders are fakes. But even those who clearly are who they say they are can have their assertions questioned. Despite his professional credentials, Ehrenstein has yet to convince many Dataloungers that Lena Horne and George Clooney are straight.

Datalounge was one of the sources for the Toothy Tile paper.

Leo said...

For the past six years, I've been proud to collaborate with Global Green Board members Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton...

Jake, give me a call, I'd love to discuss this Global Green initiative with you.
We could do lunch. Or we could drop our pants and underpants. Call me!

Jake said...

Let's break the ice with some titanic around-the-world love mulching of our own!

Jake said...

I'd love to mulch on your globe, baby.

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Anonymous said...

The photographer was holding up a $100 bill.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah Babbler, to you she's real glowing and in love *rolls eyes*

Anonymous said...

I hope, even if this is a show with Reese, if he has intercourse with her he uses condoms.

Anonymous said...

RW@Gala

Anonymous said...

I don't think she looks that good. Her chin is longer than ever. It seems to grow more every week. The Pinocchio effect I think. It does appear that she got some decent advice about her make up and coloring. As you age, a woman needs to soften her look, less contrast. A mistake many women make. Her hair is less blond and the makeup lighter colors than she usually wears. "Glow" can be achieved by makeup.

Bearding contract said...

""Glow" can be achieved by makeup."

And money! don't forget about me!

Anonymous said...

Heads up! Michelle and Anne are up for an Indie Spirit award tonight. Crossing my fingers for both girls! :)

Anonymous said...

"I hope, even if this is a show with Reese, if he has intercourse with her he uses condoms."

Huh? Why would he have a need for condoms? It's a show. He doesn't fuck her.

Anonymous said...

Indie Spirit awards - Best Female Lead

Summer Bishil - Towelhead
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Melissa Leo - Frozen River
Tarra Riggs - Ballast
Michelle Williams - Wendy and Lucy

Anonymous said...

Before Jake needs a condom for Reese he would need Viagra, Cialis, a surgical steel implant and a years worth of Blue Boy.

Anonymous said...

One picture when she's trying out "sexy" - not bad - but I think it's too late. and the chin is a disaster. she really outta capitalize on it and do strictly comedic parts.

Reese does not know "happy" fat mom chitterling eating sex maniac brother, dyin' to get away from all that I betcha

Ever try running for political office, sugah?

Anonymous said...

Summer Bishil - Towelhead
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Melissa Leo - Frozen River
Tarra Riggs - Ballast
Michelle Williams - Wendy and Lucy


Anne or Melissa Leo will get it.

DDS said...

Reese does the "sticking her tongue out behind her teeth for pics" so much that they're getting bucky on the right side uppers.

Anonymous said...

Question: is there a Reeke Laker kiss vid? I've looked..

Anonymous said...

3:09 Go back to the dc forum or a freeper sight you self-loating, misogynistic ancient, sexually frustrated log cabi queen.

Anonymous said...

"3:09 Go back to the dc forum or a freeper sight you self-loating, misogynistic ancient, sexually frustrated log cabin queen."

WHUT? where you comin' from, bud, and where you goin'?

Anonymous said...

"Question: is there a Reeke Laker kiss vid? I've looked.."

No. Times are tough. PR wouldnt put out for this one.

Anonymous said...

Are Desperate Babblers using new and bizarre posts? I think so.

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

3:33 PM

No need to worry, no one gives a fuck about Reese and her kids.

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