Thursday, 19 March 2009

12 Reasons It's Better to Be Gay


Oh sure, we can't get married, we can get fired for no good reason at all and there are angry pastors claiming we're all going to burn in the eternal pits of damnation (so long as they're not there, that's fine, by the way). But if you asked if we could trade being gay for being straight, we'd laugh in your face. Here are 12 ways that being a homo beats the pants off the breeder lifestyle any day of the week.

1. The Sex.
By far, the best part about being a gay dude is that sex is totally easy. I know this sort of propagates the whole 'gay men are sluts' meme, but it's the god's honest truth. Men like sex and so, stick two of us together and sex comes pretty easily. It's a fact of life that lots of gay men, meet, hook-up and become friends and when we tell this to our straight friends, they're very jealous.

If you really want to depress your straight friends, explain that your partner will never withhold sex until you do the dishes or take out the trash or what not. Never happens.

Oh – and nobody ever gets accidentally pregnant!

2. Double the wardrobe.
This is an old Seinfeld joke, but as a closet full of ex-boyfriends' clothes (we trade!) attests to, you don't just get the boy, you get his fashion, too. There's something incredibly sexy about seeing the guy you're into hopping into your jeans.

3. We're more open-minded.
Look, I'm a blond-haired, blue-eyed white boy who grew up in middle-class suburbia. I'd like to think that I would be a tolerant, open-minded person regardless of my sexuality, but being gay has done a lot to make me a better human being. There's a world of difference between sympathy and empathy and knowing what it's like to be treated differently simply because of who you are. It opens your mind to the casual racism and classism in this country.

4. We can ask for directions.
Lost your way? No reason to demand you know the right way to go, just pull over and ask a gas station attendant. Can someone explain to me why straight guys can't do this?

5. We do not presume every straight person wants to sleep with us.
Without fail, at some point in the friendship of every straight pal I've ever had, they've alluded to the fact that I must secretly want to bang them. I used to explain to most of them that they aren't my type, but after one-too-many bruised egos, I've learned to keep quiet and just smile.

6. All these awesome people.
Sexuality crosses so many boundaries that when you're gay, you're bound to meet people who are not like you. In seeking out people who are like you, you inevitably meet people who are not like you at all. One of my first friends at college was this gay guy named Don. We bonded over a love of Kenneth Branagh and the Dewey Decimal System, and when I dumped my first college boyfriend, Don was worried I was doing it to be with him and divulged to me that he was a female-to-male transsexual. At 19, this blew my mind and I had all sorts of questions: "Why would you go from being a straight woman to being a gay guy?" ("All the good ones are gay"), "But, it'd be so much easier!" ("Yeah, but I've always seen myself as a boy—sexuality is independent of gender") and while we didn't find love, we became best friends. I don't know that's something that would have happened if I were straight.

7. The Toaster Oven.
As you all know from your own coming out experience, one of the great gay thing about being gay is all the toaster ovens you get when your recruit new gays to the cause. The only down shot of this is that, at this point, I'm eating toast morning, noon and night.

8. We're not threatened by strong-willed women.
In fact, we love them and idolize them. If you're a gal who knows what she wants and is willing to claw and fight to make it in a man's world, gay men will be there cheering you all the way. The straight boys will cower in fear and call you a bitch. Bitch? Honey, you have no idea.

9. It's easier to be yourself.
We don't envy our straight male buddies. There's a lot of discussion about female gender roles being constricting, but most guys don't even talk about it; it's just "drink beer, watch football, dress slobby." One of the great things about the gay rights movement is that it's making it easier for straight guys to be themselves and express non-standard interests. For gay guys, it's just expected. Want to unrepentantly sing musical theater songs in the shower? Go for it. For instance, I'm a nerdy bookworm. I talk about the NYTimes Books Review section with my friends. I drag friends to art gallery openings—and until this moment, I never really thought twice about what people might say about it.

10. It is much easier to get cast in a reality TV show.
Oh, so you juggle, are related to the British crown and live on the back of your motorcycle? Awesome. We're gay and have snappy catchphrases. Do you really want to compete?

11. We have friends everywhere.
Go to any major city and ask where the gay district and you'll have an instant network. Gays are all about creating their own families and, for the most part, we take kindly to strangers. In fact, a lot of the time, we don't even have to try. How many times has someone come up to you and said, "Hey, you have to meet my friend, Kenny! He's gay too!" which can get really old, but how many straight guys have a cavalcade of girls trying to set them up? Exactly.

12. To the kids, we are the coolest members of our family.
Everyone loves the guncle. You bring the coolest toys, you listen to what the kids say and when they come over, they get treated like royalty. While some of the adults in your family may judge you, to the kids, you are God—God with a frozen hot chocolate.

13. We are inherently fun.
It's right there in the name: "Gay." There's an expectation that gay folks are good times, and while we get depressed like the rest of the world, for the most part, we're happy to oblige. If you want to do something, it takes on an instant cool cachet, simply because you're a big 'mo who must know what he's doing. It doesn't matter if it's stock car racing or ballet, you come with an instant stamp of cultural authority that you can use to your endless amusement.

Source: Queerty

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Jackie said...

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This is an old Seinfeld joke, but as a closet full of ex-boyfriends' clothes (we trade!) attests to, you don't just get the boy, you get his fashion, too. There's something incredibly sexy about seeing the guy you're into hopping into your jeans.

This sounds familiar!

Anonymous said...

To the person harping on Ted's column in the last post:

How many stories have been told by men who have spent countless years trying to "Convince" themselves they were straight - marriage, kids, etc. - only to finally accept their true sexuality?

Ted is saying that Jake is trying to "Convince" himself that he's straight via Reeke.

Not working at all.

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
Is there any chance that Toothy Tile just likes sex and does not have a preference for men over women?
—Ed, London

Dear Try It All:
That's probably what he's trying to convince himself of right now. But no.

Anonymous said...

Reeke is the opposite of 'trying to convince himself he's not gay', Reeke confirms that Jake prefers men.

Anonymous said...

^^^ I meant to say - Reeke confirms that Jake has accepted his preference for men.

Anonymous said...

Matilda Ledger is a Flower Girl

Michelle Williams and a mystery male hold hands with her daughter Matilda, 3, on Wednesday (March 18) in Brooklyn, New York City.

Matilda was seen carrying back a pot full of flowers. How cute!

Michelle recently told UK’s Observer about a possible move across the pond. She shared, “I don’t want to make my life any more complicated. I don’t want any more paparazzi outside my door. I want it to get better as my daughter grows up, not worse. If it makes a difference, if doing smaller movies means less of that stuff, then I’ll adjust my life so that we can still have a life in the city and not totally disappear.” She ended, “If not, I think they have laws in France - I’ll go there.”

JJ

Anonymous said...

JJ comment: Pretty sure the “mystery guy” is Kane Manera. He’s been on Guiding Light and spoke at Heath’s memorial service. He’s an Aussie.

Anonymous said...

There's something incredibly sexy about seeing the guy you're into hopping into your jeans.

Cute post Jackie - loved the part about trading clothes and the cool gay uncles. Yay! :)

Ramona said...

Everyone loves the guncle. You bring the coolest toys, you listen to what the kids say and when they come over, they get treated like royalty.

I love my guncle thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much!

Marc Jacobs said...

Page Six

LET'S PLAY HOUSE

DESIGNER Marc Jacobs and boyfriend Lorenzo Martone have found a love nest. An insider tells Page Six that Jacobs inked a deal yesterday for a $13 million West Village townhouse on Bethune Street. "Marc and Lorenzo have been looking at downtown properties for a while" and finally settled on the 4,500-square-foot townhouse designed by Robert A.M. Stern. "It includes a private garden and roof terrace," said our source. Jacobs' broker, Chris Poore, did not return calls.

Franco said...

Page Six

CAMPUS KING

The pursuit of an MFA in writing at Columbia by James Franco is officially becoming a problem. "Now that girls have figured out his schedule, every week there's a bigger crowd outside his lectures waiting just to see him leave," laughs a spy. "It's getting to be that there are so many people, it's embarrassing." A Columbia rep refused to say whether or not the university would be posting extra security outside his classes, telling us, "We don't comment on matters of pop culture."

Anonymous said...

"We don't comment on matters of pop culture."

Love it.

Anonymous said...

OMG, Marc and Lorenzo are so gorgeous.

Jake said...

Not fair!

Anonymous said...

^^You're gorgeous too. ;)

Jake said...

Not fair I can't be out like that!

Anonymous said...

Well, just try it -

Anonymous said...

JJ comment: Pretty sure the “mystery guy” is Kane Manera. He’s been on Guiding Light and spoke at Heath’s memorial service. He’s an Aussie.

He's from Perth too, graduated from university there. He's a pretty hot guy. There are many candids of Heath and him together.

Anonymous said...

Gay Facebook Founder and Obama Web Guru Chris Hughes Profiled

Fast Company runs a cover story on 25-year-old Chris Hughes, the co-founder of Facebook and the whiz kid behind Barack Obama's campaign web strategy (MyBarackObama.com), who also happens to be gay:

"Hughes grew up in Hickory, North Carolina, the only child of older parents of modest means -- his father was a paper salesman; his mother, a former public-school teacher. Hickory is a deeply conservative slice of America, and as Hughes entered high school, he decided he wanted something different. Without his parents' knowledge, he applied to prep schools, nabbing what he describes as a 'very generous financial-aid package' from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. At boarding school, he came of age more quickly than he had imagined. Part of that process was realizing he was gay: 'I went to boarding school Southern, religious, and straight, and I left boarding school not being at all religious and not being straight.'"

There's not much more to that angle in the story but it's nice to read publicly that the man behind "two of the most successful startups in modern history" plays for our team.

Towleroad

Anonymous said...

It's good Michelle have some help from Heath's friends to take care of Matilda.
Why she and Heath couldn't make it work it's something i will never understand.
I guess that,in HW, fake romances are more prone to survive :(

Anonymous said...

Why she and Heath couldn't make it work it's something i will never understand.

I think it was a case of mismatch, on top of that other problems/issues he or both had. So of course it didn't work. Happens.

Anonymous said...

Jake and Maggie - Isn't it interesting how different they both seem? Maggie is so talented and cool. Jake seems to desperately want to be part of the cool Hollywood A list crowd and to achieve that he's making a fool of himself. Not even Jake's dad is digging what Junior is doing. Kinda disappointing.

Anonymous said...

Reeke does not "confirm" anything.

If Jake knows he is gay, why would he be trying to "convince himself" of anything.

If he's gay and bearding, he's trying to convince the public, not himself.


But Ted refered to Jake alone, not a public campaign.

If Jake is having sex with Reese (and you can have sex with friends or even someone you don't like) or other women, the where does that leave the boyfriend.

Maybe they are just fuckbuddies, and there is no relationship.

Anonymous said...

^^That may be in their private life, but their public persona is bland and sexless as can be.

Anonymous said...

At boarding school, he [Chris Hughes] came of age more quickly than he had imagined. Part of that process was realizing he was gay: 'I went to boarding school Southern, religious, and straight, and I left boarding school not being at all religious and not being straight.'

Those Damn Yankees again! ;)

Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt Jake is having sex with Reese. Just look a them together. No chemistry, no intimacy whatsoever on display. They look like shopping buddies at best.

Great article today.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Jake "knows" he's gay, he's admitted an early "crush" on a guy, that's just normal, right, and assumed BBMt was about two st guys in love - and if he's bonking guys, well, hooray for Hollywood - etcetc -

and guys jerk each other off all the time, they just something they do . . . doest mean your gay, for chrissake.

Anonymous said...

guys jerk each other off all the time, they just something they do

Gay men do it all the time.

Anonymous said...

Reeke does not "confirm" anything.

Of course it does. Jake is bearding because he doesn't want or can't have a real relationship with a woman.

Anonymous said...

If Jake doesn't want a relationship with women, then he knows he's gay. Therefore, he wouldn't be trying to convince himself of anything. He's just bearding for the sake of his career.

But this contradicts what Ted was saying.

Maybe Jake wants to consider himself bi, does have sex with women to prove this to himself, but Ted is convinced he is really gay and just deluding himself?

Anonymous said...

But this contradicts what Ted was saying.

Ted said "probably", he didn't claim anything and obviously Ted can't know Jake's inner thoughts.

Anonymous said...

If Jake doesn't want a relationship with women, then he knows he's gay. Therefore, he wouldn't be trying to convince himself of anything

^^
He is trying to convince himself he can live a public straight life without having to quit private gay hookups.

Many other men tried it, i think most of them have failed but who knows?... maybe it's possible to "choose" your own sexuality

Good luck,Jakey boy! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sure there is no way in Hell Jake would ever need or use the beard for sex.

Anonymous said...

"First, it's "Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?," then it's "Get me Jake Gyllenhaal," then "Get me someone who looks like Jake Gyllenhaal," and then "Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?"...Right now, I'm between "Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?" and "Get me Jake Gyllenhaal.""

- Gyllenhaal on the stages of fame in Hollywood

Anonymous said...

Fucking a beard is like fucking a co-worker or an employee.
Mixing business with sex always brings problems.

Anonymous said...

Jake and Reese having sex: Both on their backs, four legs up in the air. Waiting.

Anonymous said...

Gay men use beards because they don't want to fuck women.

Anonymous said...

By far, the best part about being a gay dude is that sex is totally easy. I know this sort of propagates the whole 'gay men are sluts' meme, but it's the god's honest truth. Men like sex and so, stick two of us together and sex comes pretty easily. It's a fact of life that lots of gay men, meet, hook-up and become friends and when we tell this to our straight friends, they're very jealous.

Who needs women?

Anonymous said...

I see Maggie G. as bohemian, Jake otoh seems slick, kinda like Clooney. I like the bohemian folks more.

Anonymous said...

Gay men use beards because they don't want to fuck women.

True, but we don't know if that's the case with Jake.

Anonymous said...

Jake and Reese having sex: Both on their backs, four legs up in the air. Waiting.



FUCK! I was having lunch when i read that! eww,eww,ewww,eeeww!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Speak for yourself 12:42 PM :)

Anonymous said...

I see Maggie G. as bohemian, Jake otoh seems slick, kinda like Clooney.

The bohemian will kick her brother's ass :)

Posted on OMG by Special K

Watching TMZ on TV just now. (another day on the dole LOL)
Maggie's in LA and TMZ caught up with her on Bedford, they asked her is Jake's a big fan of Karate Kid. They said they thought he was because the last time TMZ saw him, they gave him a kick.

Maggie doesn't say anything but then the crazy lady known as "Queen on the Scene" gets in there for her 5 seconds of fame and yells at TMZ, gets between TMZ and Maggie and walks with Maggie up the stairewell on the way to the parking lot. Sure Maggie love that. Not.

March 18, 2009 6:11 PM

Anonymous said...

Interesting to think about Peter S. While he is a better actor than Jake, he didn't get as many awards. And Liam Neeson doesn't have an Oscar to his name?!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure there is no way in Hell Jake would ever need or use the beard for sex.

Maybe you believe this because you are gay, always knew it at an early age, never been interested in sex with a female and can't even think that people (ARE) interested in same sex hookups occasionally without considering themselves gay. Women do it all the time. But, that is the mindset here with most posters. It's almost like a Gay Rights Issue, not reasonable and logical thinking. And to the poster who posted that guys jerk each other off now and then, especially in teenage years, it's true. Some college guys have sex with each other and are jocks. Noboby knows but them. Now who gets married and never participates in this behavior again in life know one knows. Now the others may be into women at first then find themselves in love with a man and in a same sex relationship.

Anonymous said...

^^ Forgot to say, most men won't talk about it and don't consider themselves as GAY!

Anonymous said...

^^ And again, a man who has never been interested in sex with women can't even wrap thier mind around the idea that this type of behavior happens more than people know of or want to believe.
Peoples sexuality is a very complex thing. And society and gays are ridget as hell.
You are either Straight or Gay!

Anonymous said...

It's almost like a Gay Rights Issue, not reasonable and logical thinking.

Huh?
It is reasonable and logical thinking that Jake can find a sex partner, boyfriend, fuck buddy... and doesn't need the beard for sex.

Anonymous said...

Star magazine says Reeke is engaged!
mmmm,i think it's for real this time.Poor Jake, he is really making a big mistake :(

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG by Special K

Both E!News and the Daily 10 have reported that reps for both Jake and Reese have said the Star engagement story is false.

March 18, 2009 7:38 PM

Anonymous said...

^^

You mean they reported as false the last engagement story?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Star magazine last week's fiction ("the Chin took off the ring during Avon something").

The Big Penis Book said...

Kevin Spacey Stops For Big Penis

Big ole' girl was trolling through London last night when he pulled the breaks on his boots after seeing a big penis in the window of a store. Luckily, Kevin's friend got him away from the store before bitch jumped through the window to sit on that book.

Dlisted

Anonymous said...

Fangirls' Psychology:

Dating Violence Case Shows Many Girls Support Their Man

link

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG by FYI

US Reekly says R & J are so in love it's embarrassing! She picked up little stuffed animals in a store and made them talk to him in funny voices!! They took a $500 bottle of wine to their room in paris! Oooh la la.

No other details it is a pretty boring one pager.

Anonymous said...

Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about that article; those young girls are very young and not emotionally mature yet. I think it borders on racist to malign the hip-hop culture as violent and misogynistic, there's a fine line to be drawn of course, but it's actually celebratory of women, love and sex in some cases, you just have to understand it. Only Rihanna and Chris can work this out.

Anonymous said...

She picked up little stuffed animals in a store and made them talk to him in funny voices!! They took a $500 bottle of wine to their room in paris! Oooh la la.


^^
They are not in love,

they are drunk!

Anonymous said...

"She picked up little stuffed animals in a store and made them talk to him in funny voices!! They took a $500 bottle of wine to their room in paris! Oooh la la."

They're not in love, they're disgusting. I hope they get molested.

Anonymous said...

I wish someone would scan and post the chapter on bi-sexuality from The Joy of Gay Sex.

Anonymous said...

That bitch would turn The Pope into a raging alcoholic.

Jake said...

I wish someone would scan and post the chapter on bi-sexuality from The Joy of Gay Sex.

Who cares about women when you can have The Joy of Gay Sex?

Anonymous said...

"She picked up little stuffed animals in a store and made them talk to him in funny voices!!"

Haha no wonder she gets along with Naomi who used to write for Sesame Street!

Anonymous said...

I bet Naomi can't stand the fool.

Anonymous said...

"I bet Naomi can't stand the fool."

They were apparently working on a script together with R was on the Vineyard.

I expect Naomi can tolerate R. as no real competition for her Jakey's affection. But bring in Austin Nichols and N. goes balistic. Interesting, eh?

Anonymous said...

No other details it is a pretty boring one pager.

5 days of Euro reeking = one pager
Ouch!

Anonymous said...

Maggie's in LA and TMZ caught up with her on Bedford, they asked her is Jake's a big fan of Karate Kid. They said they thought he was because the last time TMZ saw him, they gave him a kick.

Can't wait till TMZ paparazzi meet Jake again :)

Anonymous said...

Peoples sexuality is a very complex thing. And society and gays are ridget as hell.

You are either Straight or Gay!

March 19, 2009 1:30 PM


I assume that you are being sarcastic with the "either Straight or Gay" part.

If I'm understanding correctly, then it seems to me that *you* are the one being rigid. You are the one saying that everyone is the same in that you insist that everyone's sexual orientation varies over time. The problem with that is, that is your experience, but it is not my experience. My sexual orientation has not varied over the years, and honey we are talking way into double digits here. It never seemed like it would, and it never has.

It's possible that different people are different. We probably all project some of our own experience onto other people, assume that their experience is the same as ours. As a gay man I (perhaps inappropriately) project my experience onto Jake, and as a result I intepret things a certain way, I see the gay model fit and I assume that my model is true.

You as a bisexual (or somehow otherwise more complex being than I am) project your experience on him, your bisexual model seems to fit and you assume that your model is true.

Neither of us knows for sure.

Anonymous said...

5 days of Euro reeking = one pager
Ouch!


Could this general lack of interest sparked the latest flurry of engagement rumours? That Star item was already a week old when it got 'pushed' into the public view.

Anonymous said...

I've held back on commenting on the Rihanna/Chris situation, because I feel very sad that she had to go throught that, but since the above article was posted:

Further to that article, I'd be alarmed if it were young adult women thinking that way, but it is young girls still under their parents' tutelage, and not mentally mature yet. I'd want my daughters (and sons!) to learn values and good standards of behavior from their parents first and foremost, and not society at large! There's a lot of not-so-nice things that are learned from society at large, but that's another story for another day . . .

Secondly, violence against women knows no social class - it happens across them all. Attributing it to hip-hop culture is unfair - hip-hop music is a lot like the birth of the blues, which also was maligned in its day - nothing more than celebratin' bumps, grinds, rock-n'rolling lowdown dirty sex in most cases, and there's nothin' wrong with that.

Thirdly, a young guy who may have made a mistake is a lot different than someone who is a chronic abuser or whose personality is predisposed that way. Statistically speaking, it is true that they may abuse again, but it's not an absolute, and certainly an outsider cannot make that determination for someone. Intentionally lurid details in gossip columns are unfair, and only further a bad situation.

Just my humble opinion of course. :)

Anonymous said...

Expect this back and forth between the bromance nonsense (J/Austin pics, stories) and the engagement nonsense (Ree/ke pics/stories) for the foreseeable future. It's timed to coincide with the Monsters promotion, and until Brothers comes out, which may not be until this fall (no Cannes debut expected), it's going to be the only way to get Jake's name in the gossip press.

This is so bloody pathetic. Fauxmancing has turned Jake from a Porsche to a Chevy.

Anonymous said...

That Star item was already a week old when it got 'pushed' into the public view.

You are right, last week no one cared about Star's "Reeke engagement report", it's possible that Reeke PR pushed it.

Anonymous said...

It's awful. :(

Anonymous said...

until Brothers comes out, which may not be until this fall (no Cannes debut expected)

Are there recent news about Brothers and Cannes?

Anonymous said...

"Fauxmancing has turned Jake from a Porsche to a Chevy."

An oatmeal colored Chevy Nova. (Nova is Spanish means "no go")

Ford said...

"Fauxmancing has turned Jake from a Porsche to a Chevy."

Better yet, he went from a Mustang to a Pinto.

Anonymous said...

That engagement shit was a week old??!!! Fuck,i totally bought it for a minute :(
Those PR idiots should be fired, but i guess it is not entirely their fault, must be a hard work selling a piece of crap like Reeke.

OTOH, i think those two famewhores are going to end up getting married eventually and they are testing the waters first.
Jake is making the mistake of his life because this time Re$$e won't agree a second divorce.I really think Jake will be trapped forever in the big golden cage Chin is building for him.

Well, if he is able to find happiness in this, then good luck...

Anonymous said...

Trouble for Monsters versus aliens?
(posted on OMG)

US tax-payer paying for the Euro Love Tour

Anonymous said...

That engagement shit was a week old??!!!

Yes, we discussed it last Wednesday. You need to visit more often :)

Anonymous said...

Jake is probably rueing the day he ever got involved in this mess, but I wonder if he can find a way out now. If he willingly chose a woman like Re$$e, then it says something about his personality, and not something good. Those Bank execs just don't get it, do they? Still wasting and feel an entitlement to the taxpayers' money. :(

Anonymous said...

I'd want my daughters (and sons!) to learn values and good standards of behavior from their parents first and foremost, and not society at large!

Society and parents are to blame - it's more important to make money and spend it on crap we don't need, than raise our children right.

Anonymous said...

How can anyone above the age of 15 find that Star story romantic?

Stuffed animals? Funny voices? Really?

Reeke is turning Jake into a teenaged girl. What's next? Papped at a Hannah Montana concert?

Anonymous said...

^^^ That's Us magazine story.

Anonymous said...

^^
same shit with different name

Anonymous said...

We probably all project some of our own experience onto other people, assume that their experience is the same as ours. As a gay man I (perhaps inappropriately) project my experience onto Jake, and as a result I intepret things a certain way, I see the gay model fit and I assume that my model is true.

It's important to remember that some posters are straight and female.
Some of them are projecting their experience onto closeted gay men and that can't be a good match :)

Anonymous said...

aren't we all humans, after all?

Atticus the Canine said...

Bark for yourself 4:49.

Atticus the Canine said...

Isn't everyone fixed?

Anonymous said...

Just because some of us may not be gay men doesn't mean we don't know anything about it. Some people have friends and family who are gay men. And one gay man's opinion is just his, at the end of the day, and his experience can be completely different from the next. Same with family and friends. For example, I have known a lot of gay men, not one of whom was confused about his sexuality or has ever been in a relationship with a woman. Most of the gay men I know haven't even ever had sex with a woman, and that includes one who had a fairly strict Baptist upbringing.

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Anonymous said...

"It's important to remember that some posters are straight and female.
Some of them are projecting their experience onto closeted gay men and that can't be a good match :)"

How about some of us (straight and female) are projecting our experience WITH closeted gay men -

Many of us have married closeted gay men, had children with them, love them, hate them, want them not out of our lives but OUT ! !

cheers,
Alma & Lureen

Anonymous said...

:)

Anonymous said...

^ ^
also Skipper, Angels in America

It hurts.

Anonymous said...

5:13

not funny. it's devastating, some women never recover.

Anonymous said...

Just because some of us may not be gay men doesn't mean we don't know anything about it.

I agree. It's important to realize that there is a lot to learn about (closeted) gay men experience if we want to understand them.

AE said...

Ask the Flying Monkey! (March 11, 2009)

Q: Why are female authors the best people telling gay stories? Think The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren and Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx. What's going on here? Are women authors able to delve more deeply into the human heart and emotions of gay relationships better than male authors? An exception would be Armistead Maupin — his books deal more with comedy, which I can appreciate, but lack the gravitas that those two other books provide. -- Ray, Astoria, NY

A: Ahhh, you want to open that can-o-worms, do you, Ray?

I’m not sure I agree that women tell gay male stories better than gay and bisexual men themselves. What about James Baldwin, E.M. Forster, Brian Malloy, David Leavitt, and Michael Cunningham? In fact, in AfterElton.com’s recent reader poll of the 50 Best Gay Books, only seven were written by women, two were written by a straight man, and the rest were written by gay and bisexual men.

But the Flying Monkey agrees that it’s a little uncanny when female writers such as the ones you mention – and also Mary Renault, Maria McCann, and others – seem to so “get” the gay male emotional experience.

Then again, many women identify deeply with gay men, and have gay men as close friends. So is it really that surprising that they’re able to channel them as characters? Aren’t we the ones who are always saying that love is love?

In other words, in a way, maybe we all have gay faces.

After Elton

Anonymous said...

Pfff.....what an endless discussion.

Straight women can't never understand gay men, gay men are clueless about women and bisexual people are already too confused about themselves to understand others.
Nobody ever will really know what's in other people's souls, we are all a mistery, even for ourselves...

This site needs another fake engagement story to talk about,pronto!

Anonymous said...

Straight women can't never understand gay men, gay men are clueless about women and bisexual people are already too confused about themselves to understand others.

I love optimists! lol

AE said...

Ask the Flying Monkey! (March 03, 2009)

Q: How true is it that gay actors don't come out of the closet because then it's harder to find jobs? Which famous movie actors have come out as gay and then their careers have become dead in the water as a direct result? I ask because I know Neil Patrick Harris (How I met Your Mother), Wilson Cruz (He's Just Not That Into You), and many others might say otherwise. I mean it's 2009 already! -- Kitty, Knoxville, TN

A: Wow, Kitty, you have a lot of questions, don’t you?

I’ve written before that I really think it depends on the kind of roles an actor plays. If he’s up for Nathan Lane roles, well, coming out probably won’t hurt as much as if he’s up for Tom Cruise roles.

Obviously, coming out doesn’t mean your career is immediately over, but it can definitely be something that works against your career. Making an ongoing living as an actor is much harder than you’d think, and it’s all about not giving casting directors a reason to reject you.

Interesting, Hal Sparks touched on this in that Instinct interview I mentioned above:
“I think the gay actors on [Queer as Folk] have had a harder time working after the show than the straight ones have. That’s a fact, and it’s a shameful one. I think it points to gay casting directors in Los Angeles who are unable to look past the job they did more than anything else. It’s one of my pet peeves. I’ve read in front of casting directors knowing full well they’re gay and knowing they wouldn’t let other gay actors get past them.”

But, er, Kitty, don’t you think you’ve asked enough questions? How about we give someone else a chance?


Q: How justified do you think actors are in saying that they don't disclose their sexuality for the sake of their art? Do you honestly think that they want you to believe whatever character they might be playing, or they simply don't want to come out of the closet? And really, how much business is it of ours? -- Kitty, Knoxville, TN

A: Uh, yeah, thanks, Kitty. Um, can someone please take the microphone away from Kitty? How about you there? Yes, you there. Brian? Is that your name?

Kitty? Please? Do you–? Oh, no, Brian, I didn’t mean for you–! Well, as long as you–! That’s it, just wrest it away!

After Elton

Anonymous said...

Look at Jake smiling leaving the Fendi store, then in other pics he suddenly changes his expression. To indicate he's annoyed at the papz?

fake

Anonymous said...

To indicate he's annoyed at the papz?

I don't think so. It doesn't make sense because it doesn't explain why he left the store on his own. Check out IHJ pictures, he looks upset.

Anonymous said...

I think Jake is pathetic. It hurts me to say this, but he is. He is an image oriented pleaser.

Ted said...

James Franco Dissed by Alma Mater! On Facebook!

Who knew the dude who starred in Pineapple Express and the Spider-Man movies would have such a tough time winning the favor of college students? As we exclusively broke, UCLA alum James Franco was picked as commencement speaker for his alma mater's graduating class this year. But seems not everyone's a Franco fan: There's an entire Facebook group dedicated to dissing the guy!

The group, UCLA Students Against James Franco as Commencement Speaker, started Thursday morning and it's already racked up 251 hate-spewin' members. So what's their main complaint with the gorgeous guy giving them life advice? Well...

The group's creator, Erin Moore, a gradating senior who clearly ain't a Freaks & Geeks fan, sasses to us, "He has only had his degree for a year and has not had the time yet to really make an impact on the world with the knowledge that he gained at UCLA." Moore adds, "In the class that I did have with him, his participation seemed about average."

That's just the tip of the angry iceberg. One member comments on the group's wall: "What's he gonna talk about? Spider-man? Pineapple Express???? Inspiring to say the least..." Then there's the much more eloquent: "F*$k James Franco, and f*$k UCLA for doing this."

UCLA still stands by its sexy pick. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Boatright-Simon tells E!, "There was student participation in the committee that selected the speaker, and James Franco was chosen. We're very happy he has accepted."

This smells just like the hissy fit over at Columbia a few years back when alum Matthew Fox was bitched at for being chosen as commencement speaker for the reason that students wanted "a Class Day speaker who has accomplished more than being hot and lucking into a role on a show with a bunch of hot girls."

Jeez, talk about a bunch of bitter babes—ain't a diploma enough nowadays? Or is every graduate so paralyzed with fear thinking about the amount of student loans they now owe, they're taking it out on innocent actors?

We bet Franco could teach a lot—like how to smooch Sean Penn and still be considered a lady-killer.

Anonymous said...

I don't think so. It doesn't make sense because it doesn't explain why he left the store on his own. Check out IHJ pictures, he looks upset.

The description said they left seperately not to be paped together. Who knows?

Anonymous said...

The description is imbecile. After 4 days of posing for paparazzi Reeke decided not to be paped together?!? Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

"The description said they left seperately not to be paped together."

I think after 2 years and millions of Reeke photo ops, that "not to be papped together" excuse ship has already sailed and sunk.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't the description have been written by someone other than Jake and Reese, so how would they know?

In the picture where Jake looks upset and is exiting the store, he's not looking up at the paps. So his expression is not a reaction to them.

He appears to have gotten upset while in the store and then stormed out. In one of the pics, you see Reese look at him as he starts to leave. To me, her expression looks a little surprised.

I think something upset him, and his expression is genuine. He looked furious.

Anonymous said...

Natasha Richardson was never afraid to speak her mind.

And it was in defence of a revered Canadian writer that she first showed her capacity for bluntness.

The 1990 release of the controversial film version of Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was a career-making moment for the 26- year-old actress. After Jodie Foster turned it down, she accepted the central role of Kate, the prototype victim of conservative fundamentalists who have stripped away all women's rights

she came from a revered acting dynasty, but it had always been an outspoken one. Her grandfather, Sir Michael Redgrave, was an outspoken socialist.

Her father, director Tony Richardson - socialist, bisexual and eventually felled by AIDS - was responsible for a succession of movies with a left-wing edge.


link

Anonymous said...

They arrived and left Fendi's seperately, check the pics on IHJ, he seen entering alone. He is smileing in 2 pics while in the store, then he leaves. The pic of him with smirking before he turns "pissed" is not on IHJ for some reason, but it's on Social life. It's the same set because he has his phone out. He quickly changed from smirk to piss in a split second like it was an act.

If words were exchanged in the store to make him pissed then what was up with the smirk at first?

The pissed look looked fake, like he was over doing it.

Anonymous said...

"The pic of him with smirking before he turns "pissed" is not on IHJ for some reason"

So a pic of Jake alone and it's not on IHJ? But they make sure to have all the pics of Reeke together. I used to like IHJ pics but now it's all Reeke. Sure there's a lot of Reeking but can't IHJ crop the bitch out of the pics and just feature Jake? A lot of the pics, esp from this last Love Tour *gag* have the midget in the center of the frame, all focused on her smarmy rat face and Jake as a sideline. It's so obvious the paps are hired for Smelly Cunt. I go to IHJ to see JAKE pics, Jake as the main deal, not as Midget's background material. IHJ needs to stop being highjacked by that bitch and start cropping out the crap.

Anonymous said...

Pics are expensive. IHJ pics are payd for by Jake?

Anonymous said...

"Pics are expensive. IHJ pics are payd for by Jake?"

I have always wondered how IHJ gets all these pics. The past year, they have gotten pics before they were even popping up on gossip sites. Also, they get the entire set shot by the paps. Who pays for these fics and who gives them to IHJ?

Anonymous said...

The pissed look looked fake, like he was over doing it.

IA.

In many recent pics when he looks annoyed at the paparazzi, it looks fake to me.

Anonymous said...

Reese on Leno -

My mother told me when I was eight years old not to fiddle with my outfit or straighten & pull up straps of my sleeveless dress when in public. also to stop making faces, and not make fart jokes.

I can't believe this woman. I couldnt watch all of it, I was so appalled.

What an awful squeaky voice, like hamster!

How can he stand her! Is he out of his mind?

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that Jakes PR has Stephanie in their back pocket. Not even Perez can be totally bought Steph.

Anonymous said...

Is he out of his mind?

Jake probaly thought at first that it's cool he landed Reese Witherspoon, Oscar winner, B.O. queen. What an ego boost. He for her probably was convienient after Ryan ditched her not to look like a fool. I wonder what Jake really thinks/feels about her now.

Anonymous said...

Making fun of the German language? shame on her and Leno, too. Yuck!

Anonymous said...

^^In fairness, it's probably intended for her movie's audience, but still, it's cringeworthy. What the hell is wrong with Jake.

Then again, many women identify deeply with gay men, and have gay men as close friends. So is it really that surprising that they’re able to channel them as characters? Aren’t we the ones who are always saying that love is love?

In other words, in a way, maybe we all have gay faces.


AE, I love you. :)

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Anonymous said...

Sigh, one of the great mysteries of life for you to ponder, I guess! One would have to ask why you expend so much energy on that, as well, as it also would seem have no impact on your life, or does it? In fact, that may be worse. :)

Anonymous said...

I think the number one reason why Jake is with Reese is because they have the same manager, and she thought she'd kill two birds (the gay rumors, Reese being dumped by Ryan) with one stone. Not to mention it was probably a lot easier than interviewing beards for Jake. I also think that is why this has worked out so badly, Reese was clearly her bigger client, and what may be good for Reese is bad for Jake. Too bad you can't sue managers for malpractice.

Anonymous said...

She really seems to almost eclipse him - and its to his detriment. I hope his contract has an escape clause, but I tend to think its going to go on for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Why is it he tends to shine with women like Jennifer Anniston, Penelope Cruz, Kiki, but with Reese the hotness goes kaput? :(

Anonymous said...

Jake is a grown man. He is chosing to beard with Reese. No one is forcing him. I realize some think that he is being threatened with the loss of his career if he doesn't, but he is not enslaved. In the end, it's his choice.

I don't hold it against him, but I will not act as if he's being coerced.

I can only presume that he thinks that he is getting some benefit from it.

Or, maybe he actually does have some kind of sexual relationship with Reese.

Anonymous said...

I think you'd have to be blind not to see that his career has something to do with it, regardless. Even Reeke fans admit this part of it.

Anonymous said...

Ent lawyer said there was a bearding contract, with a substantial sum exchanged, so no Jake can't just get out of it on a moments notice. Disney most likely also has some performance and behavior clauses in the POP contract as well. He is being forced. He chose to sign the contract, but once he did he has to live with the consequences.

Anonymous said...

Unless Ent Lawyer saw an actual contract, they don't know anything either.

I don't believe there is an actual contract. Reese certainly doesn't and didn't need the money. Jake has never been hard up.

Disney may have behaviorial clauses, but I am sure it doesn't require Jake to date Reese or any other women. He would just need to behave himself and not be out as a gay man. He had always done that; no big deal there.

I think Jake and Reese are together to satisfy their own professional and personal reasons.

I think the constant references to "contracts" is an attempt to rationalize the choices these two adults have voluntarily made.

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

Book Club said...
Check out the latest stuff on Spooky's site. Austin is doing a book reading!

Austin's Book Club Video

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

Cannot believe my eyes said...

Okay, this may be an early April fool, but, Jake what are you doing!!! You appear to be forsaking the lovely Austin who is being all cute, hot, sexy and intellectual, to associate yourself with a woman who puts her name to this utter s*t legally blond, the next chapter

Read the comments as well, they are pretty funny.

Anonymous said...

Legally Blondes: is this for real? Why would Reese attach her name to the film in any way? It shows that she has no professional pride and will sign up for any loose cash. I actually liked Legally Blonde and even the sequel had some good moments but the joke was also sucked dry in it. How did they come up with material to do a third one?

Anonymous said...

Also regarding the contracts and "Reese certainly doesn't and didn't need the money." Obviously she does care about money even if she doesn't need it...

Anonymous said...

I also think that is why this has worked out so badly, Reese was clearly her bigger client, and what may be good for Reese is bad for Jake. Too bad you can't sue managers for malpractice.

Couldn't agree more.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe there is an actual contract. Reese certainly doesn't and didn't need the money.

Of course there is a contract, don't be naive.
Reese doesn't need the money, but she's greedy (remember that PR lie about being best paid actress ever for a never produced movie?).

Anonymous said...

^I wouldn't trust anything the Ent Lawyer prints: not a real lawyer, no real sources.
Probably just some sad loser in his/her mother's basements reheating the other site's gossip.

Jake said...

Check out the latest stuff on Spooky's site. Austin is doing a book reading!

Awww!

Ted said...

Of course there is a contract, don't be naive.

It's common sense - business and contracts go together. It doesn't need to be a contract about paying someone for his/her services:


"It's not like I saw any freaky s--t!"
— Waiter hired for a recent Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes fete thrown at their Bev Hills pad. Said uniformed type was forced to sign a 20-page confidentiality agreement and submit to a background check before he could serve appetizers to TomKat's celeb guests. The overly stymied (but not really!) caterer also told us the posh pair couldn't have been nicer to work for. No Suri clones or S&M rooms in the mansion to speak of—makes ya wonder why they went to such great lengths to keep the inside happenings of the house so hush-hush.
Feb. 26, 2009

Anonymous said...

Of course there's a contract; Reese doesn't need the money, but it isn't up to her - production companies would never leave anything to chance.

Anonymous said...

We all know that movie stars are required to make "appearances" and this is what Jake and Reese are doing - appearing together for the benefit of their film companies and any movies - especially since they have the same management. Otherwise, why would this be going on for so long? Why not just announce an engagement? Instead of using it to promote yourselves? They could simply do something quietly and tasteful behind the scenes, instead of such a tacky overblown production that this is turning into. Whatever happened to Ian, BTW? The bi past tactic must have fallen flat, what an insult. There's no way that will fly, making any ex-boyfriends part of his past, since he has "matured" he's changed, found the "real thing" which we all know is the hetero Mom and Apple Pie breeder lifestyle. Too bad the pie is Ryan's reheated leftovers. :)

Anonymous said...

True, Reeke doesn't have anything better to use for the self promotion.

Anonymous said...

I think there's really nothing there at all, or if there is, they are holding off announcing anything so that it won't interfere with the upcoming movie. Any way you look at it, it's awful.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to Ian, BTW?

Ian moved to Angelina and Lindsay :)

Anonymous said...

That Star story:

I thought it was amusing that just underneath it, posted before theirs, was the story of Heath's music videos and how Heath's real friends, Johnny, Colin and Jude, helped him finish Dr. Parnassus. And above that was the story of yet another engagement. From the sublime to the ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

He chose to sign the contract, but once he did he has to live with the consequences.


^What consequences? He mantains himself in the media attention and he is going to earn millions after PoP release.
You can criticize Jake for his lack of moral behavior but you have to admit that, in business matters, he really made a big hit

Austin said...

New Austin pictures - the OTH set and Austin fan pictures

Spooky2th's Austin Nichols Journal

Anonymous said...

in business matters, he really made a big hit
Are you talking about PoP?

he is going to earn millions after PoP release
Jake is already paid for PoP.

Ben Affleck said...

What consequences? He mantains himself in the media attention...

This kind of media attention wont help his career.

Anonymous said...

Jake is already paid for PoP.

^^^
Don't forget the sequels. Look at that piece of shit of Leg.Blonde...
Re$$e is still making profit of it.

And don't forget either the travels around the world,the suites in the 5 stars hotels , the shopping and the $500 bottles of wine. One thing is certain: Jake will never have to worry about economyc crisis in his entire life again

Anonymous said...

Ben Affleck said:This kind of media attention wont help his career.




Well,Ben... you managed to run a mile just in time.Good for you,friend.
Maybe you could advice Jakey on how to do it

Anonymous said...

And don't forget either the travels around the world,the suites in the 5 stars hotels...

Have you seen pictures of Jake bording the plane in Paris? Bearding and "shopping" with Reese is no fun.

Brendan Fraser said...

Don't forget the sequels.

Good luck Jake!

Anonymous said...

Jake is a grown man. He is chosing to beard with Reese. No one is forcing him ... I will not act as if he's being coerced.

You're not understanding the concept of coercion. Threatening to take away somebody's entire livelihood is coercion in the extreme.

Anonymous said...

Coercion (/ko(ʊ)ˈɝ.ʒ(ə)n/ or /ko(ʊ)ˈɝ.ʃ(ə)n/) is the practice of compelling a person or manipulating them to behave in an involuntary way (whether through action or inaction) by use of threats, intimidation, trickery, or some other form of pressure or force. These are used as leverage, to force the victim to act in the desired way. Coercion may involve the actual infliction of physical pain/injury or psychological harm in order to enhance the credibility of a threat. The threat of further harm may then lead to the cooperation or obedience of the person being coerced.

Anonymous said...

OK, who is doing that to Jake?

Anonymous said...

Continuing from Wikipedia:

Economic coercion is when a controller of a vital resource uses his advantage to compel a person to do something he would not do if this resource were not monopolized.

If someone is the owner of the only water supply, then the owner can compel the thirsty person to pay an exhorbitant price for that water or have him perform enormous labor.

Economic coercion requires market power. In the above example, the coercer's refusal to supply the coercee would be meaningless if the coercee had access to other independent sources of supply. But the coercer can turn his conditional refusal into a vital threat only because of his coercive monopoly over an essential resource, with no other substitutes. In a competitive marketplace, the possibility of economic coercion is much reduced as suppliers are compelled by competition to accept less money or labor for their goods.

Anonymous said...

Who's doing that to Jake?

As it is written in the scripture, on this very page:

Making an ongoing living as an actor is much harder than you’d think, and it’s all about not giving casting directors a reason to reject you.

Anonymous said...

Between a rock and a hard place.

Anonymous said...

Casting directors, his management (CAA?), the Hollywood establishment. Oddly enough, a large proportion of these people are HO, MO, SEXUALS themselves.

Unfortunately, as Ted as noted, they are homophobic homosexuals.

Anonymous said...

I mean, of course, as Ted *h*as noted.

Anonymous said...

You're right of course that Jake is making his own choice, but he is making it under the threat of losing his career.

This is *severe* coercion.

Anonymous said...

Threatening to take away somebody's entire livelihood is coercion in the extreme.

Please as if you know this happened.

Anonymous said...

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Maggie hangs with some interesting people -

Anonymous said...

Maggie hangs with some interesting people -

She does. She herself is interesting I dare say. Also, she's not the prettiest of girls, but she has something, most noticeable in Secretary.

Anonymous said...

Please as if you know this happened.

Of course we know this has happened. ALL gay male actors in Hollywood are threatened with this.

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
I'm originally from Georgia but live in Dallas, Texas, now. Recently I told my fiancé who Toothy Tile is "rumored" to be. And he wasn't shocked at all. Do you think Toothy would finally come out if he found out the general public already knew his "secret"?
—Skyler

Dear Do Tell:
What rumors?

Anonymous said...

ALL gay male actors in Hollywood are threatened with this.


I agree with that, but as for Jake we don't know for sure he's gay. It's what Ted says and some fans think. Other fans think he's bi, like probably many artists are.

Anonymous said...

So the question is whether threats to one's career based on being gay happen in general, whether it happened / is happening to Jake, and whether it constitutes coercion.

To me it's pretty clear that all three are true.

Anonymous said...

If he is bisexual, then he is subject to the same threat. He has to pretend to be *straight*.

Personally, the Reeke process convinces me that he is gay, not bisexual. I could be wrong, but I doubt it. :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with that, but as for Jake we don't know for sure he's gay.

We know he's bearding = lives in the closet.

Anonymous said...

If he is bisexual, then he is subject to the same threat. He has to pretend to be *straight*.

True.

Anonymous said...

We know he's bearding

How do we know this? Speak for yourself. I don't know what's going on, I just believe (my personal opinion) he's bi.

Anonymous said...

Natasha Richardson's father, director Tony Richardson - socialist, bisexual and eventually felled by AIDS - was responsible for a succession of movies with a left-wing edge.

Thanks for this additional info 7:02. Very sorry about this. Condolences to her family.

Anonymous said...

11:19, you're entitled to your opinion / impression, and it's certainly fine with me for you to express it here. My opinion / impression is a little different, and I'm expressing it here too. :)

Anonymous said...

I don't know what's going on

It's not our fault that after two years of Reeke you can't make up your mind.

Anonymous said...

We know he's bearding
How do we know this?


Babblers told us.

Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO!

Anonymous said...

"Jake is gay"

"Well, we just don't know, do we?"

"Jake is bi- of course this is just my opinion. We just don't know, do we?"

Is this same idiotic conversation going to continue ad fuckingfinitum? into the twenty second century?

I guess.

Anonymous said...

"I don't know what's going on

It's not our fault that after two years of Reeke you can't make up your mind."

Yeah what's with you people that can't make up your minds? I'm sorry for y'all, but come on, suck it up, you panzies.

Anonymous said...

anon 1:37, that's the best analysis of the relationship I have read yet. Posters here act as if they have read of witnessed the signing of a Contract! LOL

Anonymous said...

I think Jake is bi. I think his love for Kirsten was real, but I think he also had sex with men. He may or may not have been with Austin or Chris. I think he had a massive lust for Heath. I think he could be having sex with Reese (you know you don't have to love someone or lust after them to have sex), and also be having sex on the side with men (thus the confidentiality agreements).

But for the folks who think he is gay exclusively, I have a question. If Jake dumps Reese, but continues to take up publically with women for the rest of his life, will you continue to follow his activities?

How much longer do you think Austin would stick around, or do you think he may have decided that he's willing to kept a secret forever if necessary?

I am not being hostile; I am genuinely curious.

Anonymous said...

Posters here act as if they have read of witnessed the signing of a Contract!

There is a fauxmance contract, no question about it.

Anonymous said...

Please as if you know this happened.

what??? I don't believe you wrote that....
As if you know a (contract signing) Happened.

Some people!!

Anonymous said...

to the poster who asked about Ian.

At one of his on-line questionaries, I asked him if Jake's people had silenced him. I asked him this because he seemed to moving away from talking about Jake and on to other stars. He said "no, this would never happen".. He came to the Jake site talking about having real evidence of Jake being gay and he was gonna prove it, but never followed through. JJ was SILENCED! And Ian was too.

Anonymous said...

Ian, I hope you are reading this!

Anonymous said...

12:17 PM, contracts like that are Hollywood standard and Reeke deal is nothing new or special.

Anonymous said...

12:12 PM

Reese is a bad beard, I would prefer to see Jake bearding with someone else.
Austin is in the closet too, I don't think he has a problem with Jake's bearding or keeping secrets.

Anonymous said...

"But for the folks who think he is gay exclusively, I have a question. If Jake dumps Reese, but continues to take up publically with women for the rest of his life, will you continue to follow his activities?"

He's not yet "taken up with a woman" therefore I doubt he will in the future "take up with women"

I dont know how he'll figure out his life. But I expect it to be interesting. and maybe surprising.

Anonymous said...

Karmic payback award :

Jake is 'unavailable' to promote Brothers in the fall ; the film is postponed
Tobey Maguire 'doesn't like' Cannes , therefore no screening of Brothers at festival

Does anyone else see a pattern emerging?

Anonymous said...

I think Reese is an a-hole. I think she puts Jake down and he's too much of a wimp to do something about it. I think they date for real, but it's more of a showmance than a romance, as I've said before.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else see a pattern emerging?

Weren't there rumors that there was some sort of competition between Jake and Tobey on the set?

Anonymous said...

Tobey Maguire 'doesn't like' Cannes , therefore no screening of Brothers at festival

More details please.

consider the source said...

Weren't there rumors that there was some sort of competition between Jake and Tobey on the set?

Star Magazine, December 10, 2007

“[Tobey and Jake] each want their own retoucher, but the producers don’t think it’s necessary and don’t see why they can’t share,” a source tells Star. “Tobey is holding out for his own person, while Jake said he needs his artist so badly he’ll let her stay with him during the shoot.”

Star Magazine, January 14, 2008

“[Tobey and Jake] are competing over who gets along better with castmates and crew!” an insider tells Star. The actors are also showering them with gifts! While Tobey gave crewmembers new 8GB iPod Nanos, Jake gave out gift certificates to tony Koi restaurant! Adds the source, “It’s getting uncomfortable.”

Anonymous said...

Actors don't determine what films are shown at a festival.

12:39 must have been making a joke.

Of course, Jake will promote Brothers.

Anonymous said...

Same old Star magazine bs, the same people who claim Reeke are engaged.

And that bit about Cannes and Tobey sounds pretty lame, probably not true and/or made up to cover the fact that Brothers wasn't picked for the festival.

T said...

Anderson Cooper Not Sure People Want to See Him Wriggle

Anderson Cooper made an appearance on Ellen yesterday, where he refused to disco with DeGeneres, explaining that his WASP heritage prevents him from wriggling in front of audiences. He and Ellen also played a brief game of celebrity.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

Ellen and Anderson

Anonymous said...

He and Ellen also played a brief game of celebrity.

Aww, Anderson reads gossip :)

Anonymous said...

"And that bit about Cannes and Tobey sounds pretty lame, probably not true and/or made up to cover the fact that Brothers wasn't picked for the festival"

I bet that's it.

Ive become so cynical or should one say "savy" - I'll choose "savy" - I kinda think Brothers is pretty dated by now - win a few lose a few - that's ok.

Who wants to see the shit beat out of Spidey, Id like to know?

May be a cultural artifact, though. Hispanic locals playing Taliban. Jake playing the gay brother. hahahahaha. cant wait until this film hits DVD.

Also: Heath's death while this project was filming.

Anonymous said...

Legally Blondes: is this for real? Why would Reese attach her name to the film in any way?

Money. Reese Witherspoon is tacky and pathetic.

Anonymous said...

She is indeed tacky and ignorant and a possibly seriously disturbed person.

I am totally fascinated as to how this strange alliance will evolve.

Someone said it will end bitterly. I'll lay my money on that and I think there's lots of money involved.

Anonymous said...

I think Jake will celebrate for a week when fauxmance contract expires :)

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