Friday, 24 April 2009

To Out or Not To Out?

Hollywood's Silent Closet
Did you hear the one about the upcoming summer blockbuster heartthrob who has a clause in his deal that allows the studio to dump him if he comes out? Or how about the one about the world-famous singer who celebrates his concerts with all-boy after parties? Everywhere you look, there's a new "Is he or isn't he" rumor. This week, British singer Marilyn admitted to a five year-love affair with Gwen Stefani's hubbie, Gavin Rossdale. A new documentary promises to prove once and for all that Florida Governor Charlie Christ is gay. And heck, Hugh Jackman just loves the gay rumors. But is it "coming out" when you're dragged kicking and screaming out of the closet?

Here's a real story, with the details removed for privacy. A few years back, while casting a tent pole action blockbuster, the studio in charge discovered that it's lead was a big 'mo. They went to him and said essentially, "Look, we need to know you aren't going to come out. We can get you dates with a girl for public appearances, but you can not possibly come out." He refused and was dropped from the project like a hot potato.

Why haven't you heard this story? Because the actor in question wanted a career. It's easy to think of the Hollywood closet as some relic of the past, but it's alive and kicking. Gays and lesbians who come out, do it at enormous professional risks and unlike many other industries, there is no such thing as "employment nondiscrimination" in Tinseltown, whose very existence is about being discriminating.

So, when a celebrity chooses his career over his sexuality, do we blame them? For the most part, it seems we take each outing as a 'victory'. "Aha! I knew you were gay!" we shout and feel vindicated, but let's put it this way – How many of you have gone out and bought a Clay Aiken album since he came out of the closet?

Bruce Vilanch, a constant source of wisdom told me once that we should ask ourselves why we would want to include somebody who doesn't want to be a part of our group? He has a point. Shouldn't we want willing allies? Certainly, of you go out to a gay club or walk hand in had with your boyfriend in the park, you're opening the door to talking about it. After all, we don't want to encourage any more celebrities to do the "Yup, I'm Gay" story in People (which always makes the celeb in question seem like they think we should throw them a fucking parade), but how different is it when we tell a celebrity, "Oh my god, you're totally gay!" from the annoying guy in high school who taunted us with the same remark?

So, tell us – do celebs deserve to be yanked out of the closet or is it a personal decision? Do you have any personal ethics of outing people in your own life?

Source: Are Gay Affairs Awesome or Awful?

Photo: Hollywood's Silent Closet

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Jackie said...

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:) said...

Happy Birthday Austin!

Anonymous said...

The Not Hot 100 Results

1. Bill O' Reilly
2. Glenn Beck
3. Rush Limbaugh
4. Fred Phelps
5. George Bush
6. Dick Cheney
7. Sean Hannity
8. Pope Benedict
9. Pastor Rick Warren
10. Toby Keith
...
90 Anderson Cooper
91. Jake Gyllenhaal
92. Ben Stein
93. Andy Samberg
94. Eddie Murphy
95. Dennis Ayers
96. Arlen Spector
97. Clarence Thomas
98. Eliot Spitzer
99. Don Imus
100. Balthazar Getty

After Elton

Anonymous said...

Anderson and Jake on The Not Hot 100 list - some gays don't like closeted celebrities.

"Better Off Ted" star Jonathan Slavin on Hollywood's internalized homophobia said...

We love out Better Off Ted star Jonathan Slavin. We recently spoke to him for our now-historic BEST.GAY.WEEK.EVER! on camp, which led to a fascinating conversation about straight actors playing gay roles — something Slavin wishes they wouldn't do.

Now Slavin has been interviewed for Advocate.com in which he expounds further on Hollywood's internalized homophobia:

"What happens sometimes with gay writers, gay directors, and gay casting directors is that they sort of look like me: They’re sort of schlubby, middle-aged gay guys who have always been schlubby gay guys, and who have always wanted to be around really hot guys. When you give those people power, they tend to surround themselves with the people that they find dreamy, and they have a tendency to fetishize the conversion of hot straight guys. Like, you hear stories about them not yelling "cut" on the set of Brothers & Sisters when Jason Lewis and Matt Rhys were kissing.

It starts with the gay people in power, but the responsibility falls on us in the gay community because we tend not to care if a straight guy plays a gay character as long as they’re cute. We’ll choose abs over politics, and that’s our problem. It’s up to us to say, "But I’d like to see a gay person playing a gay person."

He also speaks about how difficult it is for gay actors to be considered for some gay roles:

"I have actively sought after some gay roles that I haven’t even been able to get seen for because they’ve said, "It’s not that kind of gay; we want Brokeback Mountain gay, so we’re only seeing straight guys."

It's obvious that Slavin isn't afraid to tell it like it is, and we applaud his candor. Now if someone could just do something about his de-gayed IMDB profile!

After Elton

Birthday Boy said...

The Informers premiere video

Austin talks about Martin and looks very cute :)

Austin Nichols Journal

Jake said...

NSFW

Happy Birthday Austin!

Austin said...

^^^ My favorite!

rags are important! said...

Hackers broke into Salma Hayek's email and posted screen shots of her emails, including iPhone applications she bought, an invitation to America Ferrerra's birthday party, and the weekly scans she receives of tabloid stories about her. [Defamer]

Anonymous said...

"It’s not that kind of gay; we want Brokeback Mountain gay, so we’re only seeing straight guys."

What is he saying?

Anonymous said...

Straight actors playing gay roles.

Anonymous said...

""It’s not that kind of gay; we want Brokeback Mountain gay, so we’re only seeing straight guys."

What is he saying?"

Wake up and smell the columbine, BBMt the film was about two str8 guys, played by two of the lovliest men on the planet in the exquisite time of their youth. Pretty hot stuff, for girls and boys alike.

Anonymous said...

8:34 AM,

Hello, that someone said "we want Brokeback Mountain gay".

Anonymous said...

He's saying Heath and Jake are straight.

Anonymous said...

No, he [casting director] is saying that they want straight looking (no gayface) and straight acting (no flaming, no gay voice) actors.

Jake said...

"Here's a real story, with the details removed for privacy. A few years back, while casting a tent pole action blockbuster, the studio in charge discovered that it's lead was a big 'mo. They went to him and said essentially, "Look, we need to know you aren't going to come out. We can get you dates with a girl for public appearances, but you can not possibly come out." He refused and was dropped from the project like a hot potato."

What a fool!

Anonymous said...

"Anderson and Jake on The Not Hot 100 list - some gays don't like closeted celebrities."

Humm and where are all the others rumoured to be closeted then Cruise, Travolta, Jackman , Di caprio ......????

Anonymous said...

^^^ Gays love them better than Anderson and Jake.

Anonymous said...

Barack Obama , rupert Everett are on the list!!!! lol


"we want Brokeback Mountain gay, so we’re only seeing straight guys."

I think he says the actors are straight.

Anonymous said...

"^^^ Gays love them better than Anderson and Jake."

Yeah right!!!! lol

Anonymous said...

Anderson and Jake ARE on the NOT hot list - you can't say we made that up.

Anonymous said...

"But I’d like to see a gay person playing a gay person."

He also speaks about how difficult it is for gay actors to be considered for some gay roles:

"I have actively sought after some gay roles that I haven’t even been able to get seen for because they’ve said, "It’s not that kind of gay; we want Brokeback Mountain gay, so we’re only seeing straight guys."


Not engaging an actor in a gay role cause he is gay , is quite ironic!!

Anonymous said...

"I think he says the actors are straight."

Are you saying that there are no gay and closeted working actors in Hollywood?

Anonymous said...

"Anderson and Jake ARE on the NOT hot list - you can't say we made that up."

No but maybe some are simply tired to see Jake on the top of hot list and don't find him attractive!!

There can be many reason than the " oh god Jake is closeted actor , I am going to vote for him"

Anonymous said...

"Are you saying that there are no gay and closeted working actors in Hollywood?"

Is the guy saying the two BBM actors are gay ?

Vin, Tom, John said...

He's not talking about Heath and Jake, he's talking about the casting principle - heterosexuals (real or fake) are what they prefer.

Michael K said...

Birthday Sluts

Shirley MacLaine (75)
Kelly Clarkson (27)
Austin Nichols (29)
Danny Gokey (29)
Eric Balfour (32)
Derek Luke (35)
Melinda Clarke (40)
Dijmon Hounsou (45)
Cedric the Entertainer (45)
Captain Sensible (55)
Eric Bogosian (56)
Jean-Paul Gaultier (57)
Barbra Streisand (67)
Richard Donner (79)

Dlisted

Oops BI said...

"Which closeted - and married - actor almost had his cover blown when he hit on a straight man in a sauna? Word is the offended dude is now quite wealthy, thanks to a payoff." [Gatecrasher]

fan mail said...

"I realized I was spending hours and hours in the middle of the night signing autographs. Unless I had assistants forging letters and signatures I knew I couldn't continue. So I posted a message on the internet saying: 'If I can't do it honestly, I won't do it any more.'"
— Viggo Mortensen, on answering fan mail. [Daily Mail]

Anonymous said...

He's saying they want general public acceptable gays - young, good looking, traditionally masculine, no matter who they really are, gay or straight.

Dali said...

"If you read some of his early-life autobiography, it's horrible... the amount of mental anguish he has to go through, just to have any kind of even vaguely sexual relationship. It's really depressing what he's going through in his head. Dali had a massive fear of penetration – penetrating someone or being penetrated… [As for the love scenes with a man,] I think girls almost really like watching something like that. From what I've read, people really get excited about that – it sounds really sexy!"

— Robert Pattinson on playing Salvador Dali. [Independent]

Anonymous said...

^^or general public marketable, I should say. :)

I agree with the comment as well about Bernie Maddox - while it's true that criminal schemes are a dime a dozen and another Ponzi scheme came to light yesterday, it's preying on your own that is really low, IMO. He shouldn't be let off the hook, even if it's just satire or in jest, and should pay restitution to the people he bilked.

Anonymous said...

"He's saying they want general public acceptable gays - young, good looking, traditionally masculine, no matter who they really are, gay or straight."

Not only that - gay casting directors like straight-acting actors: "When you give those people power, they tend to surround themselves with the people that they find dreamy, and they have a tendency to fetishize the conversion of hot straight guys."

It's a gay thing.

Anonymous said...

"""It’s not that kind of gay; we want Brokeback Mountain gay, so we’re only seeing straight guys."

What is he saying?"

Wake up and smell the columbine, BBMt the film was about two str8 guys, played by two of the lovliest men on the planet in the exquisite time of their youth. Pretty hot stuff, for girls and boys alike.

Anonymous said...
8:34 AM,

Hello, that someone said "we want Brokeback Mountain gay"."

Hello back attcha. BBMTthefilm (not the story) "gay" is
a coupla gorgeous str8 guys doin' it. No homo sex please.

Anonymous said...

^^Ooops, sorry for the typo, it should be "Bernie Maddoff". I love the title of the proposed book or movie - "Scumdog Millionaire". Thank you, NYTimes! :)

Anonymous said...

"BBMTthefilm (not the story) "gay" is a coupla gorgeous str8 guys doin' it. No homo sex please."

Huh?
Jake is gay.
Ennis and Jack are gay.
Which straight boys?

Anonymous said...

RW on set (James L Brooks movie)

Anonymous said...

"I love the title of the proposed book or movie - "Scumdog Millionaire"."

Great title :)

Anonymous said...

Some marriage news (balony) ;):

Michelle Williams and Spike Jonze ****

Reeke source: Life & Style

Reeke****

;)

eww BI said...

"As a guy, this one is extremely painful to write. This A list movie actor who was also a star on television has a scene in a recent movie where he strips down to his underwear. Because of the lighting no one noticed anything amiss. It was only when the movie was being edited that his penile piercing was noticed through the underwear. A large piercing that had to be digitally removed." [CDaN]

Anonymous said...

That NSFW cake for Austin is a winner. I wonder if Jake baked it himself.

Jake said...

Yes, I did! I'm a great cook, don't you know that?

Heath said...

I was the cake model!

Anonymous said...

Now, now, Heath. We know you are always in Jake's thoughts, but Austin can't know that.

Anonymous said...

There's an lot of posters on here (or one poster who posts a lot) about the wish fulfillment of "gays". Not gay people, just "gays".
How about the wish-fulfillment of "straights" that everybody should be straight? Don't see that mentioned much.

Anonymous said...

11:54 AM

I don't get it, what are you trying to say?

Anonymous said...

I dont get your point, my friend

Anonymous said...

I'm a straight TB :)

Anonymous said...

Im 12:06 and I still don't get it.

? ? ? ? ? ?

Anonymous said...

I think 11:54 AM is trying to say that gay people posting on WFT2 wish that other people are gay too.

Taking Woodstock said...

A new trailer for the Ang Lee film Taking Woodstock, about the gay man (Elliot Tiber, played by Demetri Martin) who facilitated the music festival in upstate New York, has been released. Here's the previous one.

And yes, that is Liev Schreiber in drag.

New and Old Trailer for Taking Woodstock

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I still don't get her point. seems to have somewhat to do with language, "gays" versus "gay people"

Anonymous said...

Straight people, or those who are assumed to be straight people - are accused of wish fulfillment all the time - they get called Babblers and fangirls.

Anonymous said...

Babblers and fangirls are accused of being stupid and PR naive. Gays can be stupid and PR naive too, like Jack/Jeff troll.

Anonymous said...

Jack/Jeff from IMDB is gay? Really? He is a Reeke fanboy and used to talk trash about Heath, called his character in BBM "Ellis". LOL. I honestly thought he was straight.

Jack/Jeff troll said...

Feb 2008

The funny thing about Jeff is that he is either gay or a strong gay supporter. You should read his posts on the "Milk" page on imdb, he is very supportive of the film and of what it represents, it's about Harvey Milk and will be this years big "gay" movie. I remember reading his posts on the Jake page and thought he was a homophobe or something, then I read all his posts for "Milk" and he is very supportive.

Go figure.
---
Jeffpuim has changed his screenname on imdb.com! It's now jackbourassa.
He has deleted ALL of his posts on the Jake Gyllenhaal board but kept a lot of them on Milk (where he has his new screenname).
---
I think Jeff's real name is Jack Bourassa. I've seen his posts on liberal web sites like DailyKos and DemocraticUnderground before. For years even. He seems to go by Jack when talking about politics and goes by Jeff when he talks about celebrity gossip. So i'm inclined to believe his real name is at least Jack. The girls at the Tom Brady site refer to him as "Jack" sometimes. He's also a Patriots fan. So i'm assuming he posts over on other Patriots boards as well. Good catch imdb is watching.

Get this, he was banned from Democratic Underground for fighting with a Clinton supporter, so he's definitely for Obama.

Anonymous said...

^^Jeff's s a weirdo.

Anonymous said...

"The funny thing about Jeff is that he is either gay or a strong gay supporter."

I believe that. I think Jeff is protecting Jake and his career from gay rumors.

Ted twitter said...

insanely powertrippy and sex scandalous #blindvice coming tomorrow in @awfultruth, I like keeping this away from E! legal snits

so tomorrow's #Vice about Hard-Nipple Nick puts the #tomcruise conspiracy theories to shame! delish! clues coming...

Southern Gothic Productions said...

It's Austin's Birthday!!!!
ALL YOUR FRIENDS AT SOGOPRO WISH YOU A VERY WONDERFUL DAY.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUSTIN!!!

Hilarie Burton(?) sings Happy Birthday

11.54 am said...

I think 11:54 AM is trying to say that gay people posting on WFT2 wish that other people are gay too.No!
Just the opposite.
I'm tired of the poster on here who claims that all gay people get their jollies from claiming every hot guy is gay.
I strongly disagree.

Anonymous said...

What about straight posters who clame Jake is gay?

BTW, Dany, WFT blog owner, is straight too.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen anything like that posted here, just the opposite in fact.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Austin, does anyone have a general sense of how the "Informers" is being received? Will it be at any festivals? Any mention in particular of Austin's performance?

Was wondering because I really don't think this Southern Gothic thing is going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

The Informers - mostly bad reviews.

good review said...

SF Gate liked The Informers

Anonymous said...

"I have never seen anything like that [all gay people get their jollies from claiming every hot guy is gay] posted here..."

I did - for example, by troll called Chuck.

Anonymous said...

"What about straight posters who claim Jake is gay?"

This is a wierd conversation, I don't get it, still, but will say that there are many of us straight women who know Jake is gay that post here.

Anonymous said...

"I'm tired of the poster on here who claims that all gay people get their jollies from claiming every hot guy is gay.
I strongly disagree."

I'm not hearing this, and my hearing is good.

and this is so idiotic I dont understand why it's being discussed in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Well, is Austin getting any notice for his performance at least?

I am kind of hoping that some major director notices him the way Ang took notice of Heath's performance in "Monster's Ball." Ang called Heath's performance his audition.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that would be great! :) I love that people thought so much of Heath's performances, and is work spoke for him.

Anonymous said...

^^his work

Anonymous said...

"I am kind of hoping that some major director notices him the way Ang took notice of Heath's performance in "Monster's Ball." Ang called Heath's performance his audition."

unlikely

Anonymous said...

Some actors need a key role to start to shy. Heath got it and he was capable to mantain his level.
Maybe Austin didn't show everything he has to offer yet.

Anonymous said...

Are Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel dating for real or is it a fauxmance? They look even more fake than Reeke.

Anonymous said...

3:33 PM#1, Heath was VERY talented. Austin is alright but nowhere near Heath's level.

Anonymous said...

The same applies to Jake, who is nowhere near Heath's level either.

Anonymous said...

3:40 PM, so true but Jake is a better actor than Austin.

Anonymous said...

3:33 #2 I don't know. But doesn't it seem odd that J&J always seem to do the same things a few months after Reeke? J&J went to Rome (or somewhere in Europe, I can't remember) and they did a photo op and they did the piggyback ride. And now they did Lakers kiss. All after Reeke did them. Wtf??

Anonymous said...

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are a fauxmance too. Zac and Vanessa are fake too and they also did the piggyback-Europe-lakers photo op. There is a Hollywood bearding handbook for sure.

Anonymous said...

3:49 PM, they are copycats. ;)

Anonymous said...

"Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are a fauxmance too. Zac and Vanessa are fake too and they also did the piggyback-Europe-lakers photo op. There is a Hollywood bearding handbook for sure."

How pathetic, really.

Anonymous said...

"91. Jake Gyllenhaal "

Jake, Jake, Jake, look what you've done with your behaviour!

Let's hope for Jake's sake, that everything will be better for him professionally and maybe even personally.

gay love said...

Lorenzo Martone Shares the Story of How He Proposed to Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs’s trip to Brazil to meet Lorenzo Martone’s family was a success. “It went very well,” Lorenzo told us at the Cinema Society premiere of Obsessed last night. “He met my entire family — mom, dad, brother, grandmother. Everyone adored him. Like they should, right?” Lorenzo says that despite all the talk about their matching rings, this was not intended as an engagement trip. “It was just a trip to meet my family.” That said, he confirms that the two are, in fact, engaged. Turns out Lorenzo proposed to Marc! Lorenzo bought the rings at Boucheron — Marc’s favorite jeweler — in Paris during Fashion Week. “I was in Paris for Fashion Week, for the Vuitton show, so I had a little planning beforehand to do that,” Martone says. The rings are pink-gold triple bands, and he surprised Jacobs with them during dinner at the Mercer Hotel, shortly before the trip to Brazil. "That’s an iconic place for us, you know? [Marc] lived there for ten years. When I proposed, the rings came with our starters in the restaurant,” Lorenzo revealed. “I bought the rings in Paris, brought them here, and then before the trip to Brazil, I proposed.” Martone says he was nervous, and is relieved that it worked well. They haven’t set a date, but he thinks December in St. Barts would be lovely.

link

Anonymous said...

^^^ Congratulations and good luck boys! :)

Anonymous said...

^^Sigh. :)

Ted said...

Blind Vice: Star Couple Showdown!

Hard-Nipple Nick is the hottest star, both bod-wise and at the box office. His wife's figure and professional goings-on aren't too shabby, either, as both Mr. and Mrs. Nick enjoy fame and fortune regularly up on the big screen—though his paychecks dwarf hers, big-time. Yep, everything's pretty cozy Chez Nick, even the bisexual couple's agreement to have lovers outside the marriage. Instead of his-and-hers towels, they have his-and-hers sex partners!

And you guessed it, there's a girl for Mrs. Nick and...

A boy for Mr. Nick! And like the smart have-it-all couple they are, the Nicks chose other famous people to be their closeted lovers. Too crafty! Only problem being Hard-Nipple's boyfriend is married to an established actress who's growing increasingly peeved over the clandestine arrangement.

"He's starting to go out and fly him with him everywhere," a good friend to the Nicks told yours truly about Hard-Nipple taking the BF a few too many places as of late. "They're turning up everywhere together, and [the boyfriend's wife] is getting really pissed about it. It's going too far. It's only a matter of time before she spills."

Guess all those pricey little gifties to the wife for borrowing her hubby aren't as attractive as they once were?

Must say I'm a tad surprised to hear this latest development, as H.-N'.s always been one of the best in the Biz about keeping his preferred love life on the down-low. And now that it's flyin' high, guess a tabloid revelation is only seconds away from takeoff!

And It Ain't: John Travolta, David Beckham, Jerry O'Connell

Blind Vice

Anonymous said...

It's about fucking time BOTH people wear engagement rings. It always bugs me that in straight relationships when the couple gets engaged the female wears an engagement ring to advertise that she's been spoken for but the male doesn't. Both partners equally wearing engagement rings is another great thing that come from gay marriage.

Anonymous said...

Gays rule :)

Ted's Blind Vice twitter said...

#hard-nipple nick talks about his marriage a lot. way too much.

and #hard-nipple nick knows how to kill it in his other pro endeavor, too

Anonymous said...

reading coments on OMG about Elle covers,
i'm already prepared for the worst.
The engagement is coming....

I think Toothy is making a BIG mistake, but reading the comments here and in the gossip sites is gonna be super fun ;)

Anonymous said...

UK Elle is recycled US Elle, including Reese's ring on the cover.

Anonymous said...

^^

so? is the timing what it counts.

Anonymous said...

What timing?

Anonymous said...

she is saying NOW that she want a commitment

i don't know,it's just an idea i had.

Anonymous said...

Well I guess that means Austin better hang on to the day job.


About Hard Nipple, I would have guessed Brad and Angie except that Ted does use the word "marriage.

My other guess would have been Hugh Jakeman, but his wife is not an actress.

Anonymous said...

5:53 PM

So no one paid any attention to Reese's (Ryan's) ring few months ago (US Elle).

Anonymous said...

"she is saying NOW that she want a commitment"

That Life & Style crap?

Anonymous said...

"About Hard Nipple, I would have guessed Brad and Angie except that Ted does use the word "marriage""

Sounds like Will Smith.

Anonymous said...

"she is saying NOW that she want a commitment"

That Life & Style crap?


^^

Life & Style wouldn't print something withot Reese and her PR agreement

Anonymous said...

Life & Style doesn't need PR agreement for repeating and recycling old Reeke rag stories.

Anonymous said...

x17 has Jake at lunch with a director dude

Anonymous said...

Earlier this afternoon, Jake Gyllenhaal met up with Oscar-winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan at Caffe Luxxe, and it looks like the guys had a good time chatting over lunch.

X17

IMDb said...

Stephen Gaghan

Turned down the offer to adapt The Da Vinci Code.

Has written two screenplays where Harrison Ford was offered a role: Robert Wakefield in Traffic (2000) (which went to Michael Douglas) and Bob Barnes in Syriana (2005) (which George Clooney won the Oscar).

Won Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published for: Traffic (2000)

Anonymous said...

Jake looks good. Thats too bad.

Isn't he suppposed to be deteriorating minute by minute? That is what I keep reading here.

Anonymous said...

Jake usually looks good around men.

Anonymous said...

Sunglasses are on, who knows what his eyes look like.

Anonymous said...

He looked good when he was with his sister. He looked great with Reese at Vanity Fair party.

I just think Jake is like every other human being. Some days are better than others, regardless of who's he's with at the time. I just think some of you only see the bad time because you want to believe the bearding is taking some kind of physical toll and is proof of some kind of karmic pusnishment.

Kind of sad, really.

Anonymous said...

"Sunglasses are on, who knows what his eyes look like."

I agree. Jake never looked bad, whatever's going on with him is in the eyes. Like in the Coachella pics, in some pics the look in his eyes is scary. I hope he’s ok. :(

kicking and spitting said...

6:57 PM

I think Jake doesn't enjoy bearding and hiding in the closet.

And yes, things like that are taking physical and emotional toll because Jake is like every other human being.

IHJ gallery said...

"Jake never looked bad..."

Yes, he did.

Anonymous said...

" in some pics the look in his eyes is scary."

Really? I thought he looked fine.

Anonymous said...

Really.

pic 1pic 2

Anonymous said...

IHJ gallery

April 24 - Jake Leaving Caffe Luxxe In Santa Monica

Anonymous said...

"Really.

pic 1pic 2"

C'mon. I think he was annoyed at the papz, at least in the first pic. Buzy looks annoyed too. They probably shouted some crap.

Anonymous said...

Ok, WTF? The x17 pics have him in jeans and grey t. IHJ in shorts and hoody. Both are 4/24 Caffe Luxxe.

Anonymous said...

"C'mon. I think he was annoyed at the papz, at least in the first pic."

LOL

Reeke posed for 120 paparazzi pics, but they can't pretend all the time.

Anonymous said...

"LOL"

You can laugh as much as you want, but it's still my opinion that he didn't invite the papz to the concert and that he was genuinely annoyed this time. I know he and Reese arrange such things often, but I doubt they invited them to the concert.

120 Reeke pics said...

Reeke aranged three paparazzi photo ops before the concert, but didn't want paparazzi at the concert? Yeah, that makes sense. Reese was looking into the camera because she was annoyed. LOL

Anonymous said...

^^But why flip them off? To pretend he was annoyed even if he and Chinny called them? If so then they are wackos.

Anonymous said...

They want the public to think the paps don't leave them alone. Why? because they are so famous and people are dying for pics of them and they are being chased by the paps.
The reality is that no one is interested in them, (just check the comments on other sites compared to really famous celebrities like angelina & brad) so they pay the paps to take their pic and then put on an act for the public! sad, sad, sad.

Anonymous said...

Jake is a pathetic little fucker.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Reeke pics are more lucrative for paparazzi to sell to tabloids than these of the other stars at the festival?

Anonymous said...

I think you've got that backwards. Reeke probably has to pay people to run their pictures.

Anonymous said...

"Maybe Reeke pics are more lucrative for paparazzi to sell to tabloids than these of the other stars at the festival?"

I don't know about that. The most recent US Weekly cover is the first one since last summers great POP European adventure. That cover didn't sell well and the last one didn't seem to sell that well. Maybe Reeke PR figured that since it had been awhile for Reeke covers they would test the waters and try again. Maybe that why the bearding seems to suddenly been upped a notch. If interest about them hasn't grown since last year, that means people are bored with them. So PR decided to try and regain interest in Reeke. I wonder if they will finally kill Reeke if this latest bearding push doesn't generate any new interest. I mean isn't the point of the bearding to generate interest to keep Reese's old fans and get new ones for her?

Anonymous said...

Jake always looks good when Reese is not around. Santa Monica again. Where Austin is. There are only a couple of paps around him. Doesn't look that bad. If they went away, he would have nothing. The Reese captions don't even get his full name.

Anonymous said...

Well, today is Austin's birthday so I'm not surprised he was in Santa Monica.

Isn't Reese filming? Is she on set in Boston or Philly?

Anonymous said...

Reese is filming in Philadelphia. I wonder how much quality time she got in with the kids while Ryan was away between her showmance with Jake, promoting her movie and getting ready for a new movie it can't have been very much. I'm bet they are looking forward to having their father home.

Anonymous said...

Filming in Philly? Hmm. I wonder where Jake went after his meeting with Stephen Gagnan (honestly, I hope that goes somewhere--I really want to see Jake in GOOD films again--like BBM) now that Reese isn't in town. Hmmm and today was someone's birthday.

Anonymous said...

If Reese is in Phildelphia, guarenteed that this weekend we'll get the Reeke photo op blitz from there. Jake will hop on the private jet to spend the weekend with Chinormica getting coffee and seeing the sights in Philly. Of course, I'm sure they will go to those really popular pap spots like a museum just like they did in Madrid.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter what Jake does over the weekend. Today Reese wasn't in town, and Austin was. It's his b'day, Jake was papped in Santa Monica, where Austin lives, walking to an SUV - and who owns an SUV? - without the keys ready in his hand like usual, and looking unreeked good.

You do the math.

Anonymous said...

What?!? Reese is in Philly and Jake isn't there running behind her with his finger up her butt? Disney ain't gonna be happy! Better do what you are told Jakey-boy.

Anonymous said...

Do you really need to slag off on others over here, too?

Perhaps the pics inspired the same thought to more than one person? I know it's hard to comprehend for some, but there are those of us that actual have original thoughts, independant of blogs and tabloids and PR driven bullshit.

Anonymous said...

So we are supposed to believe that Austin sat in a car and waited like a good dog for Jake to finish his meal with this guy? Because Jake wasn't holding his car keys in his hand?

Are you serious? Did anyone see Jake get into this car? Or maybe he rented the car?

Anonymous said...

The guy pics and car pics are different sets. Geez, get with the program will ya?

Anonymous said...

"Jake was papped in Santa Monica, where Austin lives, walking to an SUV - and who owns an SUV? - without the keys ready in his hand like usual, and looking unreeked good."

Humm I don't know , he seems totally alone and ,looking at his face, I would say not really enthusiastic!

Anonymous said...

Not looking happy because this wasn't a scheduled photo op maybe? Not supposed to be seen out and about alone, getting into someone else's car when the Chin and chain are in Philly?

Anonymous said...

There is no point in sneaking around with Austin, avoiding paparazzi, when they can do whatever they want in private.

Speculation: Is Jake Gyllenhaal a Dead Spy Running? said...

I have a love/hate relationship with “take a meeting” stories. I hate them on one hand because they’re so speculative and gossipy. On the other hand, I love rumors and speculation. What is a “take a meeting” story? It is when a two people, usually a director and an actor or a writer and an actor are spotted in the wilds of Los Angeles having “lunch”. And of course, no one is Hollywood just has lunch to have lunch, especially not filmmakers and actors (I’m kidding… but also partly serious). Anyway, if you’re going to get upset over a highly speculative story, please skip over this post.

Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted taking a lunch meeting with Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning screenwiter/director Stephen Gaghan at Caffe Luxxe on Friday afternoon in Santa Monica (photo from JustJared). Chances are they were meeting about something, but what could it be?

The only announced project that Gaghan is currently working on is an adaptation of the Jon Stock spy novel Dead Spy Running, the first of a possible trilogy of films/book about a newly trained spy who goes on a globe trotting adventure to exonerate his father. Gaghan is writing the screenplay for McG to direct. It is more than possible for an interested star to be involved in the development of the screenplay. And I’m not sure about you, but I can certainly picture Gyllenhaal in a Bourne-style spy action thriller.

But who knows. The meeting could be for some other project all together, or nothing at all. I just thought I’d post about it in the rumor mill since it’s going to be a slow weekend.

SlashFilm

Anonymous said...

That sounds interesting. :)

Anonymous said...

So Jake hangs around in Santa Monica because of Austin? LOL Go to IHJ gallery and check out how many times he was photo oped there with the beard, including at Caffe Luxxe. It doesn’t mean anything, he might be sleeping with Austin or he might be sleeping with some other man/men. Whatever it is, he's obviously not happy in his personal life, spin as you wish, pics don't lie.

Anonymous said...

IHJ gallery

April 24 - Jake Meeting With Stephen Gaghan At Caffe Luxxe

Anonymous said...

You can't just make assumptions based on pics. That's just silly. I've had plenty of people ask me if something was wrong based on my expression only to have me tell them that nothing was wrong. I was simply thinking about some things I needed to take care of later or other equally innocous matters. I wasn't angry, upset or unhappy. Just lost in thought or pondering an issue. No big deal.And pics (and our eyes) do "lie" all of the time.

Some of you really need to stop projecting.

Anonymous said...

Jake has been papped in S. Monica with Reese and w/o Reese and even when Reese was in town he has been papped there solo going to that same place and others.

You all know this btw, i don't need to link to the ihj pics to prove it. He has had several business lunches there as well. I have no idea what model car Austin drives but apparently you do.

Isee nothing different but people that are "disapointed" tend to see things that are not there.

Anonymous said...

"And pics (and our eyes) do "lie" all of the time."

Nonsense.

Anonymous said...

"people that are "disapointed" tend to see things that are not there."

Give me a break.

Anonymous said...

Really, 9:17. How do you explain any given number of people seeing the same incident and each giving a different explanation?

Why do you think no one relies on just eyewitness testimony to prove cases in court?

Anonymous said...

"And pics (and our eyes) do "lie" all of the time."

Pictures are evidence in court.

Anonymous said...

"So Jake hangs around in Santa Monica because of Austin? LOL Go to IHJ gallery and check out how many times he was photo oped there with the beard, including at Caffe Luxxe. It doesn’t mean anything, he might be sleeping with Austin or he might be sleeping with some other man/men. Whatever it is, he's obviously not happy in his personal life, spin as you wish, pics don't lie."

He can be whatever he wants : straight, bi, gay , I don't care anymore.
But I think I will always like the "he's obviously not happy in his personal life, spin as you wish, pics don't lie." even if it sounds two cents psychology and appear bit pathethic.


Anyways I care about his movies projects and notice he looks really happy and confident in the Lunch pics ,so maybe he and Stephen talked about new project together.

As far I am concerned I love Stephen Gaghan and think a partnership would be great.

Anonymous said...

Pictures are only part of the evidence in court, part, which is 9:23's point. But if you want Jake to be miserable, as you wish.

I also the lunch turns into a project for Jake. Stephen reads like the kind of creative people Jake should be associating with. I hope this is a sign.

Anonymous said...

"Pictures are only part of the evidence in court, part, which is 9:23's point."

No, pictures are the evidence.

Anonymous said...

9:42, that has never been the case in any trial in which I have sat on a jury. Maybe things are different where you live.

Anonymous said...

9:47 AM

Please stop playing stupid.

Anonymous said...

"But if you want Jake to be miserable, as you wish."

There are a lot of pictures of miserable looking Jake. It has nothing to do with "our wishes".

Anonymous said...

"I also the lunch turns into a project for Jake. Stephen reads like the kind of creative people Jake should be associating with. I hope this is a sign."

Don't hold your breath!

Yes, pics do lie sometimes..

Anonymous said...

Pictures don't lie. Photographed people sometimes lie, fake and pretend.

Anonymous said...

Random pics are not evidence, it's not that simple. It has to have some kind of relevance. Pics of a guy walking down the street with a grin on his face may or may not be related to being at a crime scene! lol

There is absolutely no way anyone can tell someone's state of mind from a pic for sure. It's all circumstantial "evidence". ;)

I also hope that the meeting with Stephen Gaghan is about an upcoming project.

Anonymous said...

"Pictures don't lie. Photographed people sometimes lie, fake and pretend."

Totally correct in Jakey's case.
He plays pretend for a living, plays pretend when he's not working, I don't think Jakey knows what reality is anymore!

Anonymous said...

"The only announced project that Gaghan is currently working on is an adaptation of the Jon Stock spy novel Dead Spy Running, the first of a possible trilogy of films/book about a newly trained spy who goes on a globe trotting adventure to exonerate his father."

This sounds great, but would they offer Jake such role after Rendition?

Anonymous said...

Jake is perfectly aware of what his reality is; you aren't.

But we all love to speculate. This is a GOSSIP blog.

McG said...

"Dead Spy Running - Gaghan is writing the screenplay for McG to direct."

With the “Charlie’s Angels” films in his rearview mirror and “Terminator Salvation” opening next month, the director known as McG has the world of Hollywood blockbusters at his feet. So what’s next? How about a 139-year-old book?

“I’m working on ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ for Disney,” he told us when we caught up with him recently. “I’m prepping that.”

For those of you who don’t already know, “Leagues” is based on a book by sci-fi trailblazer Jules Verne. It tells the story of a crew who encounter a monstrous menace under the sea, getting thrown overboard while trying to catch the beast. They come to meet Captain Nemo, mastermind of a scheming plot on civilization. Now, all these decades after Verne originally imagined the adventure story, McG plans to re-interpret it for the CGI age.

link

Anonymous said...

^^^ Published on April 23, 2009

Anonymous said...

^^^ So if Dead Spy Running speculations are true, it's another in-development project for Jake.

Anonymous said...

McG is also working on the film adaptation of "Spring Awakening," which won 8 Tonys when it was on Broadway (it closed in January due to the bad economy). In the current issue of Fast Company, McG is talking about how he hopes to direct "Spring Awakening"--in six weeks and under budget. Because McG is a rock aficionado and veteran director of music videos, he naturally gravitated toward Spring Awakening alternative rock score (by Duncan Sheik--who won a Tony for his efforts). I was very apprehensive about McG directing the show (I saw it a few times and LOVED it) but after reading this article, I feel better about it. Looks like Zac Efron has a new project unless McG casts the lead from the show, Jonathan Groff (who's in Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock"). Another actor from the show, Skylar Austin (who has SUCh a great voice) is also in "Taking Woodstock."

Anonymous said...

Zac had enough of musicals:

"Zac Efron Steps Out of Footloose: The High School Musical graduate exited the remake of the Kevin Bacon-led '80s classic because he felt another song-and-dance flick could thwart his transition into adult roles — which means he's looking for non-musicals."

Anonymous said...

"Totally correct in Jakey's case.
He plays pretend for a living, plays pretend when he's not working, I don't think Jakey knows what reality is anymore!"

I am not sure you know what reality is either!

Anonymous said...

"This sounds great, but would they offer Jake such role after Rendition?"

You wish they wouldn't !

Anonymous said...

He probably did meet with Gaghan about that role but I'm sure Gaghan will be meeting with other people about that role. It does sound like a possible franchise.

Anonymous said...

11:36 AM

Did you finish your homework? Does your mother know how much time you're spending on the Internet?

Anne and Musto said...

Anne Hathaway, who starred in "The Princess Diaries," is no princess. Hathaway - who'll appear this summer in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Twelfth Night" - agreed to present an award at the 54th annual Village Voice Obie Awards on May 18 at Webster Hall, even though the charity event, to benefit small theaters and emerging talent, isn't providing the normal Hollywood perks: hair, makeup and limo. Macy's is sponsoring the after-party, hosted by Michael Musto.

Anonymous said...

I love Anne.

I'm not sure what to think about J&R anymore. I used to think she was too conservative to get into a serious relationship with a bisexual man. But who knows? Personally, it would be highly desirable, as long as he practiced safe sex. I remember as a very young person finding sex such a rewarding and spiritual experience I couldn't imagine gender having anything to do with the enjoyment of it. I asked my bf if he had ever done it with a guy, and of course, social mores being what they were at the time, he (figuratively) freaked out on me. Sigh. :)

Jake certainly could be in a committed relationship with a woman, and the risk of cheating with a man I would think would be no different than for a straight man cheating with a woman. The only problem I see is if he is gay and hiding behind a relationship with a woman, but I don't know how you measure that, sexuality is so fluid. Or if she doesn't know about it, but if they are both agreeable to it, who are we to say?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure what to think about Reeke - fake as October 2007 fake.

Anonymous said...

"sexuality is so fluid"

Gay people can turn into bi or straight at will?

Anonymous said...

Talk to Kinsey about that, not me. That wasn't what I said. I didn't say at will.

Gay Gayerson said...

"sexuality is so fluid"

Great! That means gayness can be cured or I might turn straight over time!

Ent Lawyer BI said...

This B list actress/singer tweener is a little older than the characters she portrays. She is tired of studios, managers, and agents telling her what to do and so as her first order of business with her new self she kicked her "boyfriend" to the curb. Oh, she likes guys, she just didn't want the arranged "boyfriend" any longer.

link

Anonymous said...

Reese is in Brentwood, there are candids of her on thefashionspot.com (star style).

Anonymous said...

No 1:20, it doesn't mean that at all. At least not in my definition of fluidity. Is it yours? Noone said anything about that, or that anything was wrong or needed curing, just the opposite. Stop looking for trouble.

Anonymous said...

"Oh, she likes guys, she just didn't want the arranged "boyfriend" any longer."

Poor girl, her managers and agents should do their job and find her someone cute! lol

Anonymous said...

"No 1:20, it doesn't mean that at all. At least not in my definition of fluidity. Is it yours?"

English Dictionary: fluid - subject to change; changing or tending to change; variable:

Anonymous said...

"No 1:20, it doesn't mean that at all."

What did you mean by "sexuality is so fluid"?

Anonymous said...

I'll make it clearer - what I meant to say was that for some, sexuality can be a fluid thing, not set in stone, they are attracted to both sexes, could be in relationships with one or the other, and have been. For others, not. We've used that term a lot here. I just meant in terms of J, A and R. Maybe he was involved seriously with Austin, and isn't any longer, but they are still friends. Maybe now he's involved with Reese. Maybe he's still with Austin and it's all a front with Reese. I have no way to know.

James Franco’s Anti-Self said...

As if James Franco weren’t already a same-sex heartthrob after Milk, his student films are inspired by gay poetry. His first student film was based on “The Feast of Stephen” by Anthony Hecht (“Boys for the first time frankly eye each other …”), and his most recent was inspired by “Herbert White” by Frank Bidart. At a Gucci-hosted cocktail party for an art film called Erased James Franco, Franco said he discovered Bidart while studying poetry at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.

“This teacher brought it into class, and everybody was kinda shocked. It’s very dark and it’s about this guy. He’s a murderer, a necrophiliac, and it’s in a poem, right?” said Franco. “What struck me is that it’s a kind of a confessional poem, or a dramatic monologue. It’s as if the poet is using this crazy man as a mask to express certain feelings and go to an extreme place where those feelings could be felt.” Later, he met Bidart through one of his NYU professors. “Nobody was really beating down his door to make a movie out of it—I don’t think most poets get movies out.” Bidart told Franco he’d based the poem on a case study he’d read. “He took that and then infused a lot of his own feelings growing up in Bakersfield, California, being a young gay man in the closet, having nobody to express his feelings to, and also looking for cultural outlets and not really having them,” said Franco. “He took all of those issues and fused them into this one personality. I guess Yeats talks about this anti-self. It’s using this character, putting your own feelings into them, and putting him in the situation you are in, but then not giving him the recourse of becoming the poet he became.” Or a filmmaker. Michael Shannon will play the lead. Franco is also starring as Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming Howl.

NY Mag

Anonymous said...

" remember as a very young person finding sex such a rewarding and spiritual experience I couldn't imagine gender having anything to do with the enjoyment of it."

1:39, acc'g to Kinsey you are an "omnisexual" which means you will fuck any sentient and perhaps non-sentient being and find it a rewarding and spiritual experience.

Anonymous said...

"what I meant to say was that for some, sexuality can be a fluid thing, not set in stone, they are attracted to both sexes, could be in relationships with one or the other, and have been."

It's called bisexuality.

Anonymous said...

"Pansexuality, or omnisexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by the potential for aesthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire for people, regardless of their gender identity or biological sex. Some pansexuals suggest that they are gender-blind; that gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others"

Wikipedia

Anonymous said...

bim bam thank you m'am
bim bam thank you m'am
bim bam excuse me, Sam

Anonymous said...

No, 2:10 I was strictly talking about human gender, which makes me a bisexual.

Anonymous said...

Objectum sexuality or Objektsexualität in German, is a pronounced sexual and or emotional desire towards particular inanimate objects. Those individuals with this expressed preference may feel strong feelings of arousal, attraction, love and commitment to certain items or structures of their fixation. For some, sexual or even close emotional relationships with humans are incomprehensible.

Wikipedia

Anonymous said...

this is one of the stupidist conversations yet.

Anonymous said...

"human gender" if there is such a phrase to begin with

includes male female bi trans lesbian

please be more precise. and tell us what makes you climax

thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

What's next? Post your favorite sex toy? (I'm joking :)

Anonymous said...

Objektsexualitäts unite! People are shit. Go around poking each other in the assholes.

Love me my pulsating cellphone!

Anonymous said...

Ever try sittin' on your washing machine, spin cycle?

Jake Green Schools Gyllenhaal said...

2:29 PM,

you should use smaller vibrator and save energy!

Anonymous said...

I see the Jake is bisexual proponent is back. Keep selling.

If I hear of one more project for Jake that has no written script yet, I'll scream. That seems to be all he can get these days, promises of maybe someday.

in works said...

Joe Namath
Moon Project
Damn Yankees
Dead Spy Running?

Anonymous said...

"Franco's student films inspired by gay poetry - He took that and then infused a lot of his own feelings growing up in Bakersfield, California, being a young gay man in the closet, having nobody to express his feelings to, and also looking for cultural outlets and not really having them,” said Franco."

That's cool.

Anonymous said...

James Franco’s Anti-Self - comment:

"so is he going to come out of the closet soon or not? isn't he currently living with his boyfriend in manhattan? pretty brazen if you ask me. it might hurt his career a bit, but if everyone thinks like that everyone stays in the closet forever, right? it's 2009, come on, james."

By rob_s on 04/24/2009

Anonymous said...

I read yesterday that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has joined the cast of "Inception," replacing James Franco who had to drop out due to a work conflict. "Inception" is Christopher Nolan's new project--he's filming it this summer.

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