Wednesday, 15 July 2009

The Price of Success

Guess who?
July 13, 2009

At Outfest on Sunday afternoon, three-time Emmy winning and openly gay director Todd Holland told a small audience that he advises young, gay male actors to "stay in the closet." The remark came during a panel at the Directors Guild of America titled, "Taking It to the Streets: LGBT Directors Get Political." Outfest, which pushes the slogan "protecting our past, showcasing our present, nurturing our future," is one of the premiere gay and lesbian film festivals in the United States.

Holland, who was talking as one of the featured panelists, and who once worked as a director on the critically acclaimed HBO sit-com The Larry Sanders Show, explained that it's a necessary career choice if a gay actor wants to succeed in Hollywood.

Fellow panelist and filmmaker Kirby Dick, director of Outrage, a 2009 documentary about gay politicians who stay in the closet to further their political careers, told Holland: "I know where you're coming from, but it's a regressive argument."

Holland, who was legally married before Proposition 8 was passed by California voters in November, responded that he was just being realistic, but Dick, who is heterosexual, believed that if "an A-list actor came out, it would have more impact on the culture than an A-list politician."

No one talked about the personal repercussions of a gay actor succeeding in Hollywood by lying about his sexual orientation to the general public.

Holland's comments underscore a decades old problem in Hollywood, where gay and straight studio executives, agents, and other major players often advise up-and-coming gay, male actors to live in the closet. Rarely, though, has someone like Holland been so public with that advice.

Besides Holland and Dick, "Taking It to the Streets" featured filmmakers Jamie Babbit, Katherine Brooks, Frieda Lee Mock and Charles Herman-Wurmfield, and was billed as a discussion about how gay and lesbian filmmakers "are taking a more active role in creating social and political change."

One audience member, openly gay filmmaker Matthew Mishory, later told Queer Town that Holland's mind set is pervasive throughout the entertainment business.

"This stuff doesn't just extend to actors," says Mishory. "We've been told, as gay filmmakers, not tell queer stories or else we'll get pigeonholed."

Mishory has just finished a film about legendary gay director Derek Jarman called Delphinium. Through that work, Mishory has come to believe that "the promise of the New Queer Cinema of the 1980s and 1990s has not necessarily been delivered."

Before the panelists started their discussion, blogger and lesbian filmmaker J.D. Disalvatore warned Outfest crowds on her blog, The Smoking Cocktail, that several of the filmmakers "were not particularly political, so looking forward to seeing what they pull out of their asses for this one."

A few hours later, the 47-year-old Todd Holland publicly shared his "advice," with young, gay and lesbian filmmakers sitting in the audience. One person who heard the remark, and didn't want to be identified, told Queer Town, "What kind of message is that for an older gay filmmaker to send to young gay filmmakers? It's the kind of thing that will keep people in the closet."

Source: Queer Town: Emmy-winning Director Todd Holland to Young, Gay Actors: 'Stay in the Closet', LA Weekly

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Jackie said...

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Outfest Director Doesn't Challenge Advice That Actors Stay Closeted said...

Emmy-winning director Todd Holland has issued an apology for language he used at an Outfest panel over the weekend when he suggested that gay actors should stay in the closet if they wish to succeed in the business.

Said Holland: "As an openly gay man in Hollywood, I know firsthand the tremendous challenges that people throughout the industry face in terms of being open about who they are. For people who know me, they know that I believe it's important for people to live openly and authentically, and I am sorry for my poorly chosen words at Outfest. At the end of the day, I hope my comments do not prevent us from having honest, thoughtful conversations about the significant barriers that make being an out actor in Hollywood an ongoing obstacle."

Holland did not go so far as to recant the advice.

Outfest Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer responded but did not go so far as to challenge Holland's assertion. Said Schaffer: "Coming out is a personal choice. It has become easier for many people, but for some, especially those in high-profile professions, it is still a challenge. Our mission at Outfest is to promote cultural and social change through film and media arts and to encourage dialogue. Outfest will continue to shed light on LGBT issues and, eventually, I know we will live in a world of equality."

Activist Robin McGehee told the L.A. Weekly's Patrick McDonald that the gay community should be "challenging the machine" that keeps actors closeted. Of LGBT groups who criticize slurs made by entertainment personalities and media, she said: "If we're going to fight someone who called an actor a 'faggot' on set, we should have those same groups fighting this one."

According to McDonald, "McGehee said ending the gay closet in Hollywood was just as important as any other gay rights struggle, adding that anti-gay legislation, violent attacks against gays and lesbians, and people remaining in the closet are issues that are 'inter-connected.'"

Towleroad

Anonymous said...

^^^ One of the comments:

I think the problem is, if you work in an environment where you have to hide who you are in order to be successful/marketable/accepted, we DO in fact have a problem. One that people shouldn't just have to "accept" on deal with on their own time. This whole concept of the Celuloid Closet feels comparable, as framed by the above, to one big case of employment discrimination. If one can't get hired based on one's ability, but ones perception of his or her sexual orientation, how do we expect to ever get past the concept that anything other than "straight behavior/lifestyle choices" are acceptable to mainstream society?

Jake said...

Activist Robin McGehee told the L.A. Weekly's Patrick McDonald that the gay community should be "challenging the machine" that keeps actors closeted.

Sorry guys, don't count on me!

PoP said...

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Anonymous said...

That Austin/Sophia pic is hot. Not quite as hot as the original with Burt Lancaster, but damn close. I bet they had fun making it knowing how much Austin loves old movies.

The t-shirts will be the first test of fan boy and girl reaction to POP. Can't wait to see how it plays out.

Anonymous said...

I hope they aren't going to use PoP teaser poster (from Confessions of a Shopaholic) - it looks awful.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that really is John Barrowman above. He's joined the cast of the musical La Cage aux Folles in London's West End, playing drag queen Albin/Zaza.

:)

Jersey Tom said...

Great article to post Jackie. Tood should be ashamed of himself. I am glad he recanted if only slightly. What he is basically saying is if an actor wants to work and wants to make the big bucks you need to stay in the closet in HW. Jake has taken his advise which means Jake and many of his collegues have more taste for money than self reapect.

Anonymous said...

Spell check in aisle 3 for Jersey Tom. Put down your Jaustin fanfiction and pay more attention to your keyboard next time, Tommy boy.

Jersey Tom said...

I know I saw that. Pretty bad huh.

Todd = Tood

colleagues = collegues

respect = reapect

Actually two typos and one miss spelling. Cmon colleagues is not an easy one:-)

Anonymous said...

Holland is simply acknowledging the realities of Hollywood. If you're an A-List male actor who wants to be the star of a major franchise, you have to appear straight. Jake didn't make these rules, but he has to live with them. If he doesn't, Disney will find someone else.

Jake's case is tragic because I think that he tried very hard to avoid this mess, but he was hit with so much bad news (financial, familial, emotional and professional) at the same time that his resolve weakened and he just gave up.

Anonymous said...

And if Rosa Parks hadn't refused to sit at the back of the bus blacks would still probably be second-class citizens. It is just one big fucking copout to say well, nobody in HW likes out gay actors. Seriously, does anyone really think that if any A-list actors came out they would never ever work again? And seems to me those people would have pretty good discrimination suits. And yes, I know nobody wants to bite the hands that feed them, but this is 2009, not 1959.

And funny how all these powers run around, living openly gay life styles, marrying their boyfriends, and then turn around and say, sorry, you can't do the same thing.

Actors have got to stop being fucking pussies.

Anonymous said...

"Spell check in aisle 3 for Jersey Tom."

You know what?

1. English isn't some people's 1st language

2. A lot of people are typing on tiny cell keyboards with big fingers and/or tiny keypad pokers

3. A lot of people might be typing on tiny cell keyboards in moving vehicles or when walking

4. A lot of people might be typing fast while on a break at work, wanting to say something but not having enough time to go back and proofread

5. Tom is prolly great at other things, like math or chemistry or having empathy.


I used to be a spelling fanatic but not anymore, not after finding out that the internet is made of lots of different people in different situations. And you know what else, sometimes the spelling mistakes make for the best oops and laughs, for everyone! Ok, end of rant and thanks for listening/reading!

Anonymous said...

And if Rosa Parks hadn't refused to sit at the back of the bus blacks would still probably be second-class citizens. It is just one big fucking copout to say well, nobody in HW likes out gay actors. Seriously, does anyone really think that if any A-list actors came out they would never ever work again? And seems to me those people would have pretty good discrimination suits. And yes, I know nobody wants to bite the hands that feed them, but this is 2009, not 1959.

And funny how all these powers run around, living openly gay life styles, marrying their boyfriends, and then turn around and say, sorry, you can't do the same thing.

Actors have got to stop being fucking pussies.


Your words to God's ear. Perfect, 11:22.

Anonymous said...

Todd = Tood = TOAD

Anonymous said...

"Holland is simply acknowledging the realities of Hollywood."


Acknowledging a reality of bigotry is one thing. Saying that it has to remain the same, like how Holland said, is quite another.

Anonymous said...

"Seriously, does anyone really think that if any A-list actors came out they would never ever work again? "

You misstated my argument. The question is not whether an A-List male actor will work again if he comes out. The real question is whether the same actor will ever land the starring role in a $200 million action franchise. The answer to the latter question is an unequivocal 'no', at least at this moment in Hollywood history.

Nor is it fair to assume, as I think you do, that closeted gay male A-list actors should give up trying to bag mega-franchises. Why should they, especially when they have the talent, as Jake clearly does?

The breakthrough that we're looking for - our own gay Jackie Robinson of Hollywood, if you will - is unlikely to be an out gay male a-list actor who bags a huge franchise. It's more likely to be a closeted gay male a-list actor who pretends to be straight in order to secure the franchise and *then* comes out of the closet.

Granted, the latter scenario is infinitely messier because it's difficult to predict how much psychic damage, to himself and others, the gay male actor will inflict before he ultimately gets what he wants.

But in the end, the results will be the same.

The Penguin said...

Soooooo Soooooorrrrrrrrrry but what a mess LOL. Not only how the wind turned the dress into a blimp LMAO but the grey bra straps and the clothes tag hanging up and out. Holy crap Batman....LMAO

Anonymous said...

If she's preggers then those are four mighty big ass babies she's carrying back there!

Anonymous said...

Reese and her gay bf had a fight about Sunday night and now he's withholding.........fashion advice!

Jake said...

From Hill to Ernestine

Anonymous said...

It's these kind of 'gay actors shouldn't come out for career' comments that are more troubling imo. Those that sit back and just go along with the bandwagon of accepted or perceived mass consumerism without ever challenging it.

Technically, the consumers aren't getting a gay male lead, they're getting a man who in his private time is gay but who can play a great part as a lead man, regardless of sexuality. And yes people have been watching gay men for YEARS in lead roles, they just haven't known it.

Why is it we cannot accept a gay man to play a good lead part but we accept without question that some guy walked on water and fed thousands with a 3 fishes from a barrel?

Anonymous said...

Technically, the consumers aren't getting a gay male lead, they're getting a man who in his private time is gay but who can play a great part as a lead man, regardless of sexuality.

This is what I ultimately hope for.

Mr. Holland's comment leaves me speechless - it's one thing to give an assessment of the current state of affairs in HW, but quite another to advise people to put up with it, to go along to get along. Very disappointing. :(

Anonymous said...

Jake hits this every nite and twice on Sundays, yeah riiiiiight!

Delmar said...

Ev'rett weez gotsta run an git outta deez here stripey thangs but quik! Iz dunt wanna be lookin lak
dat. Nex thang ta know weez turn inta toads.

Anonymous said...

Did you know back in the old days, in the 1800's even in the 1950's or so, when a woman schoolteacher got married/had kids (I can't remember which or if it was both) that she had to quit teaching? I'm serious. The attitudes at that time was "Oh my god, she's having SEX, she can't be around children anymore." Well its the same with HW and gay actors, now isn't it. The attitude if an actor is out is "Oh my god, people are going to know he's having GAY SEX, it's all people will think about when he's up on the silver screen."

Which is all BS. Just like a schoolteacher can still do her work if she's having a sex life at home, so can a gay actor.

Anonymous said...

^^Or when a girl got pregnant - Oh my God, she HAD sex, all the other girls at school will know! Excellent post. :)

Anonymous said...

The Penguin said... Soooooo Soooooorrrrrrrrrry but what a mess LOL.

Stupid Reese will never learn. lol

the chicken or the egg said...

The attitude if an actor is out is "Oh my god, people are going to know he's having GAY SEX, it's all people will think about when he's up on the silver screen." Which is all BS.

So who should make the first move and take the risk - producers or actors?

Producers by giving an openly gay actor romantic lead or action man role?
Or an A-list actor by coming out and hoping he'll stay on the A-list?

Anonymous said...

Jake hits this every nite and twice on Sundays, yeah riiiiiight!

Not saying Jake hits it, but there are many men who are far more attractive than their lady loves.
I have a pal who is really good looking and his gf is a bit on the chubby side. They were first friends, but he slowly fell for her. Looks aren't all that.
Still, I don't say Jake does it with her. I'm just saying that some men are not looks obsessed. Thank God.

Anonymous said...

I'm just saying that some men are not looks obsessed.

True.

But from what I hear and see about Reese Witherspoon - flared nostrils, stupid faces, fake smiles, obvious lies - I'm convinced she's ugly from the inside out.

Jake said...

So who should make the first move and take the risk - producers or actors?

Don't look at me!

Anonymous said...

So who should make the first move and take the risk - producers or actors?

Only someone who cares more about doing the right thing than money can do that.

lol said...

Page Six

ENDQUOTE

"SHE [Naomi Campbell] is amazing. Twenty years in ze business und all ze pressure und fame hasn't changed her a bit. She's remained a total bitch"

-- Sacha Baron Cohen as Bruno in Marie Claire.

Anonymous said...

Shut up Bruno, we still don't like you! :)

Austin said...

Austin, Sophia and some other people on the OTH set

Austin Nichols Journal

Anonymous said...

Seriously, does anyone really think that if any A-list actors came out they would never ever work again?

That's $100+ million question.

closeted A-list gays said...

Seriously, does anyone really think that if any A-list actors came out they would never ever work again?

Sorry, we aren't particularly interested in finding out the answer to that question.

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
After seeing Brüno, I can understand why some people don't think it's funny, and why some think it may reinforce some of the prejudices held by the ignorant among us. However, my theory is that this type of humor is not for most people. I think that Sacha Baron Cohen = John Waters + Andy Kaufman. And really, that's not for everyone. Personally, I thought the movie was hilarious, and I am 10000 percent LGBT friendly. Saw it with a gaggle of my gays and they loved it, too. Then again, we love Waters and Kaufman. Hope you are smoking less these days and healing from your loss.
—Anna in Texas

Dear Different Strokes:
Maybe SBC's third film will please both of us? If his mockumentary schtick isn't stale by then. Cohen just may be too famous at this point to go undercover, too!

Johnny Depp Wants to Be an Old Lady said...

When you're as awesome as Johnny Depp, you can pretty much do—or be—anything you want. After a pirate, John Dillinger, Willy Wonka, Ichabod Crane, Sweeney Todd and a surfer dude on SpongeBob SquarePants, what else is there? The steamy actor points out several new frontiers for himself in an interview in the U.K.'s Mirror.

"My dream role would be to play music legend Carol Channing in a biopic of her life," he said. "I love her, I really do. She's amazing. With all the digital technology these days, I could probably pull it off." The Tony Award-winner is 88-years-old!

He jumps even further off the deep end when he adds, "I'd have a go at playing a 12-year-old girl if they asked me too."

Hmm.... We're not so sure we want to see that. Do you? Or would you rather him stick to typical (if you could call it that) Tim Burton fare like Alice in Wonderland?

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b134381_johnny_depp_wants_be_old_lady.html

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't put SBC in the category of the thought-provoking and great John Waters and Andy Kaufman at all - more like Andrew Dice Clay shock value.

Anonymous said...

In fact, I don't even know about Borat - that probably went over as well as it did because Middle East groups are an easy target to hate on right about now, but the same mind-set didn't work with Bruno.

Jake said...

"My dream role would be to play music legend Carol Channing in a biopic of her life," he said. "I'd have a go at playing a 12-year-old girl if they asked me too."

WTF?!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, Depp really enjoyed wearing skirts and angora sweaters :)

Anonymous said...

I loved him in Ed Wood. :)

I also don't think that just because certain members of the gay community who may have seen Bruno like it or are not offended by it it now way gives Bruno credibility. There are just as many who don't like it and/or find it offensive. You have an upstanding member of the gay community advising young HW to stay in the closet also, and I don't think very many would agree with that, gay or straight. Taste in comedy isn't related to sexuality. :(

Anonymous said...

SBC is no John Waters, the difference being that John Waters is an out and proud gay man. As Ted said, Bruno is a straight man's idea of gay. I also don't think Andy Kaufman's comedy tread on ground he didn't walk himself. :)

Anonymous said...

Taste in comedy is very, very subjective. Regarding Bruno I'm most interested in what gay people think about it, do they find it offensive.

Anonymous said...

"Oh my god, people are going to know he's having GAY SEX, it's all people will think about when he's up on the silver screen."


What about all those 22 yr old gay-face male models in catalogs and ads, esp when its around Fathers Day showing them frolicking with their young "kids"? We ALL know that ain't true. But we still buy the products. HW needs to know that yes, consumers can tell fantasy from reality.

Anonymous said...

But from what I hear and see about Reese Witherspoon - flared nostrils, stupid faces, fake smiles, obvious lies - I'm convinced she's ugly from the inside out.

Yea. Fact is, you get used to a person's looks. Its how they are, how they behave, that makes them beautiful or ugly in the end.

Anonymous said...

HW needs to know that yes, consumers can tell fantasy from reality.

Hollywood movies are worldwide business so unfortunately they are taking worldwide homophobia into account.

The Ukraine said...

Hollywood movies are worldwide business so unfortunately they are taking worldwide homophobia into account.

Yes, because WE matter.

The Ukraine said...

HW needs to listen to us!

Anonymous said...

"worldwide homophobia"


Oh like as in all the countries that have gay marriage and out gays in the military?

The Ukraine said...

The Ukraine is a mover and shaker in movies! We have the Oscar-buzzed-about Nailed first, to be released on July 23, 2009!

Anonymous said...

LOL!

Anonymous said...

OK, OK, no one gives a fuck about Ukraine, but Asian market is huge and homophobic.

LOL said...

A theater in Ireland has left a recorded message about Brüno on its ticket hotline, which says:

"Bruno is particularly vile. It leads to a hell of a lot of complaints. It will offend every prejudice in the book, believe me, so don't come on after and tell us how horrible it was. One or two have enjoyed it, though." A spokesman for the theater says, "We often leave jokey messages." [Telegraph]

Anonymous said...

Asians are homophobic?! Don't know about official stances of the countries but half the Asians I know in the US are gay and 80% are gay friendly. One couple I know, the Asian guy's parents are so proud he found a successful American bf, they've been together 15 years. His straight sister's been divorced 3 times. That they're not so happy about. Lol.

LOL said...

from Atti's twitter: woohoo my favorite pooping day! its Turdsday!

Go Atti Go!

Anonymous said...

LOL

Anonymous said...

Better that Jake clean up Atticus poop than Reeke shit. Atticus's poop is honest, goodness manufactered!

Anonymous said...

Asians are homophobic?!

28 January 2006

BBC: Brokeback Mountain has been effectively banned from cinemas in China, it has been reported. Censors ruled the gay cowboy romance too controversial to be shown in the country where homosexuality is a taboo, industry paper Daily Variety said.

Anonymous said...

^^As we all know, governments do not speak for all of the people.

Idols to Haters: Fuck Off said...

No matter where you came down in American Idol's so-called culture war -- the one that seemingly forced us all to choose either glammed up gay rocker Adam Lambert or down home nice guy Kris Allen -- the show's top 10 contestants, currently on a cross-country arena tour, have one message they want you hear: All for one and one for all.

The good behavior comes from the top down. Allen, who won the show's crown, spent half his allotted press conference time before and after the finale asking people please not to vote for him because he's a Christian, and defending his friendship with Lambert no matter how they might be different. (Since then he's upped the ante by declaring Lambert's crush on him a mutual bromance.)

Still, when Fred Phelps-style protesters showed up at last night's show in San Jose, armed with their usual bullshit about how homos and all who abide them are going straight to hell, they might have been hoping for at least a little backstage support from one of the season's most devout and outspoken Christians: #10 ruff-and-tuff oil rigger Michael Sarver.

“For those outside protesting I say do not judge less ye be judged yourself. Guys don’t mind these people we are a strong family,” Sarver Twittered, followed by: “We are together in this this thing. You mess with one you mess with all ten. We are strong and we are 1.” Because those two blurbs apparently weren't enough, he then added: "Funny how people think it's a good idea to mess with a big Texan and his AI family. Lol Adam is just fine, shakes it off and so should we."

Awww, it's like an old-school episode of the Real World up in here, everyone learning about each other's differences and growing as people and shit. One sweet suggestion we'd like to put on the table for the rest of this summer-long, 50-city tour? Call the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence chapter in your local city and pre-arrange for some counter-protesting. That'll give the kids something to tweet about.

Popnography

Anonymous said...

It's also comparing apples to oranges; they didn't ban it because of who was in the movie. Plus, China is a small market because most people watch films on pirated dvds.

But more importanly, since when should human rights be dictated by the fact that other countries are homophobic, anti-semitic, etc. I'm sure films with Jewish themes don't get played in Saudia Arabia, but let's see you argue that you can't have Jewish stars as a result.

Anonymous said...

It's also comparing apples to oranges; they didn't ban it because of who was in the movie.

True, but the point is that movies and actors are products and movie studios and producers want products that sell well.

Anonymous said...

But more importanly, since when should human rights be dictated by the fact that other countries are homophobic, anti-semitic, etc.

Closeted gay actors can't or won't complain so it's still not an human rights issue.

Anonymous said...

It still is, whether they admit it or not. It's the worst kind of civil rights violation if you've been cowed into silence, talk about oppressive gov'ts! And it has more far-reaching repercussions as well.

NewsFlash: Asia isn't just China alone, and what China's gov't does doesn't represent Asia, nor all of the Chinese people.

Anonymous said...

^^sorry, human rights issue.

Anonymous said...

There is no case, closeted gay actors aren't going to out themselves and demand fair treatment.

Anonymous said...

^^They still deserve fair treatment as human beings, and won't get it if they voluntarily stay in or are forced by society's viewpoints to remain closeted. Same as separate but equal drinking fountains - just because not everyone challenged it doesn't make it right. Just because someone can't/won't bring a case forward, doesn't mean one doesn't exist.

Anonymous said...

^^which is exactly what happened eventually, a case brought forward on behalf of the rights of all, and ultimately the Supreme Court made the right decision.

Anonymous said...

There are still a lot of racists out there, and in Asia in particular there is a lot of rascism against blacks. I know this for a fact, I've worked for Japanese companies and spent time in Japan. And Japan is one of the bigger markets for US movies, but that hasn't stopped HW from casting blacks in movies, particularly Will Smith and his big tent pictures.

Anonymous said...

One phenomena is that people in entertainment are sort of "exempt" from the kind bigotry levied at the rest of us mere mortals, so I doubt that movie sales are greatly affected unless there is government censorship. And as you say, there will always be pirating and bootleg copies getting around, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

The studios/producers are concerned about their main target group for blockbusters in the US market - young guys between 15 to 25, the group with the highest rate of homophobes.

Nobody cares if a main character in a Woody Allen or Pedro Almodovar movie is played by a gay actor....

Some time ago there was a rumour about John Barrowman playing "Captain America" - if something like this will happen we know things have changed.

Anonymous said...

^^I finally have BBC American, and let me tell ya, seeing John Barrowman is a treat! :)

Anonymous said...

And as long as society, including HW caters to the homphobia of that group, we will not get lasting change in this country when it comes to the acceptance of gays. That is also the group most likely to gay bash. HW's saying, yeah, we agree with you, we don't want those nasty f*ggots in our movies, just reinforces the belief that is okay to treat gay people as second class citizens, or worse.

Meanwhile everyone in HW hides behind their money and tells themselves it doesn't matter. What they are really saying is who cares if some gay men and lesbians are beaten or murdered.

Anonymous said...

Japan is one of the bigger markets for US movies, but that hasn't stopped HW from casting blacks in movies, particularly Will Smith and his big tent pictures.

Will Smith is black, but he's "straight", "masculine" and a "real man" - boys want to be him, girls want to be with him, just like we expect it to be with Hollywood leading men.

Would it work with openly gay Will?

Anonymous said...

Hard to say - I think that the public's levels of tolerance are underestimated by both sides. How out and open would a gay actor have to be to satisfy the public? Just a passing interest or a constant invasion of their personal life for reminders? I think boys will still want to be this out actor, and girls will still want to be with him, it's all just fantasy anyway. :)

Anonymous said...

"Would it work with openly gay Will?"

I very much doubt it.

Jake said...

A-ha!

Anonymous said...

I think boys will still want to be this out actor, and girls will still want to be with him, it's all just fantasy anyway.

One day, we aren't there yet. It's a process of accepting gay people as "normal", not defined by their sexuality, and it will take time.

Gerard said...

Gerard Butler on the rumors that he’s romancing Aniston:

“That is just annoying. People say I’m always dating so and so, and sometimes it’s three people in one day. “I’m trying to make movies, work hard and do my best. Then this kind of thing happens and people start to associate me more with that. It gets ridiculous.”

Anonymous said...

I like Gerard, ever since that long vid of all the stars going in/out of that CAA Buffalo Club party. He came off as nice, almost shy, self-depracating, polite, funny. Not big-headed like so many tabloids make him out to be. Reeke at that party OTOH, yikes.

Mr Witheredspoon said...

"Then this kind of thing happens and people start to associate me more with that."

That's never happened to me.

Anonymous said...

LOL

Anonymous said...

I keep reading comments about Gerard Butler being a womanizer. Where is he hiding them? lol

Anonymous said...

OT: I finally went to the DMV and it was a shock. I was dreading it. It was busy but OMG all the employees were so nice and friendly (3 of them even told me happy belated birthday), the place was ultra clean and air conditioned. All the people in line were talking to each other, it was great. Even the lady who was doing the license pics was nice, she was reminding the ladies to take their purses off their shoulders so the pics look better and she joked and told 1 man to take his backpack off so if he got stopped by the police it wouldn't look like he was wearing a parachute bomb in his license photo, Lol. Everyone was laughing, the DMV wasn't bad at all. Oh and without an appt and it was busy, it took about all of 35 minutes. Never thought I'd say this but I wish more things were like that DMV!

Anonymous said...

Great!

And no one mentioned towels! :)

Anonymous said...

she joked and told 1 man to take his backpack off so if he got stopped by the police it wouldn't look like he was wearing a parachute bomb in his license photo

LMAO!

Anonymous said...

^ That's the way to do it, not like Jake.

One day, we aren't there yet. It's a process of accepting gay people as "normal", not defined by their sexuality, and it will take time.

We're never going to get there given the mindet in HW. And it is increasingly, a HW problem. For example, by an overwhelming majority, people under the age of 40 support gay marriage, and the younger you go, the more support there is. You're never going to get to 100% gay acceptance, hell, you don't have that when it comes to racism, sexism, etc.

The time has come for HW to change.

Anonymous said...

"And no one mentioned towels! :)"

NO! Lol! And I was all ready to be hauled off to the slammer....or arrested for not responding to all those damn jury duty summons they keep sending me. Shit! *hides*

Jake and Austin said...

or arrested for not responding to all those damn jury duty summons they keep sending me

Another one like us!

Prayers for Bobby - Emmy nominations said...

Posted on OMG by Special K

PFLAG Congratulates Actress Sigourney Weaver on Her Emmy Award Nomination for Her Inspiring Performance in Prayers for Bobby

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National extended heartfelt congratulations to multiple award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver on her Emmy Award nomination for her role in the TV movie Prayers for Bobby in which she portrayed the mother of a gay son who -- following tragedy -- embarks on a life-changing journey of acceptance.

The film has also received an Emmy nomination for Best TV Movie.

"PFLAG is thrilled to see Ms. Weaver recognized for her amazing performance as a mother who comes to embrace her gay son and become an advocate for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people," said John Cepek, President of PFLAG National.

Sigourney Weaver, an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, played the role of Mary Griffith, a devoutly religious mother who struggles to accept her son, Bobby, when he comes out as a young gay man. "Following a tragic turn in Bobby's life, Sigourney's character began a journey of soul-searching and learning to embrace her son with inspiration and help from PFLAG. She came to be a powerful PFLAG member, advocating for acceptance and equality for all."

"Sigourney's performance gives us an inspiring role model for parents, families, and friends of LGBT people, emphasizing the critical need to embrace and accept our LGBT loved ones," Cepek added.

PFLAG National also extended its congratulations and gratitude to the Executive Producers of Prayers for Bobby, Daniel Sladek, Chris Taaffe, and David Permut. "The Executive Producers of this film gave an enormous amount of their time and energy to ensure this important and courageous story was heard. PFLAG is especially grateful to them -- as well as to Ms. Weaver -- for her uplifting performance," said Jody M. Huckaby, Executive Director of PFLAG National. "It is wonderful to see that the film is receiving much-deserved recognition with the Best TV Movie Emmy nomination."

PFLAG

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Sigourney, Austin and everyone involved in making the movie.

Anonymous said...

You know, now that Amy Winehouse is single she can be Jake's new beard. Or a beard for Austin.

Anonymous said...

Or Kate Gosselin after she and Jon get divorced. Instant beard family! And TV coverage on a hot cable show!

Anonymous said...

When out with Amy, Jaustin could conveniently hide BT, the baby bag AND the stroller all in her beehive.

Anonymous said...

LOL!

Baby Tile said...

I ain't getting in that rats nest.

Austin said...

I don't need a beard, I'll keep on blogging about birds and bees.

Anonymous said...

Poor Jen Aniston. So, I guess this is why The Chin chose the inmoral path of bearding to avoid becoming a Jen II

Every guy who is asked if he is dating Aniston, goes like - Eww! No! No friggin way,are you nuts???!!!

That girl is like the plague for men, every one of them think they are going to get trap by her clingy hands and the media will be all over them!! And I think it is all bullshit for the rags, i don't believe she is so desperate, but it seems some people find it hard to believe that a woman can feel complete without a man by her side.For example, Chin who bought herself a new "male partner" because ,apparently, being single is like a sin to her...



BTW, does anyone remember "Nailed"? What the hell happened with that movie? Anybody knows?

Anonymous said...

Jake and Kate Plus 8, so what, slip in BT who's gonna notice there's an extra one.

Anonymous said...

"Nailed" - UK release date is 1.1.2010

Anonymous said...

Nailed opens in the Ukraine on July 23! Buy your tickets now!

babbler said...

Duh! I bought them last week.

IMDb said...

Release dates for Nailed:

USA 2009
Ukraine 23 July 2009

Anonymous said...

Poor Jen Aniston.

Jen is fine :)

gay actors said...

Speaking of losing superhero roles... Is Henry Cavill the most overlooked man in Hollywood? It's a good question since he keeps losing high profile roles. The Tudor's co-star seems to have it all: talent, incredible looks, a decent resume thus far. Why isn't Hollywood taking the next step with him? It's yet another reminder that the entertainment industry is a complicated place. The variables in play on every film and career are legion.

Commentary Track

Which is one of the reasons why... and I'll have to wrap up with this since I'll lose my cool... I'm still madhot angry about that director [Todd Holland] who advised the closet for actors. Screen, television and stage careers for actors are complicated enough as is: a combination of luck, talent, beauty and sex appeal, age, temperament, location, workplace compatibility, what type of genres are in vogue, what the competition is like...you name it. So many things are out of their control. How they present themselves to the industry is one of the only things they can control. Why complicate that already tough job by building up a persona based on lies? If you ask me The Closet is too easy and lazy a scapegoat for why some actors don't succeed in the way people think they might. Fact: most actors don't succeed, gay or straight. (Though success, it should be noted, is relative and if actors are working at all regularly, they are a success even if people don't know their faces and names)

I'm as perplexed as anyone as to why, say, Cheyenne Jackson who is talented, hot, by all accounts professional and in exactly the right age range for the good male roles, hasn't had any real big screen parts since his fine work in United 93. But if we don't have the brave Cheyenne Jacksons we will never get to the awesome ____________ . You know him, that actor everyone loves in 2015 who was always out of the closet and became a huge star anyway. Everyone will look at him and wonder why anyone in 2009 was still thinking that the closet was a good idea.

Towleroad

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Jake will be Nailed's world premiere?

Jake wonders said...

Where in hell is the Ukraine?

Jake said...

Fuck!

Anonymous said...

2 twitters have Jake at Mickey Mouse headquarters/aka Disney, I'm guessing in LA? Maybe Anaheim? Is he getting ready, ie meetings etc., for POP at Comic Con perhaps? Or just the usual stuff like POP planning, promos, etc. I really gotta quit Jake. TV soap operas are alot less stressful and take up less time AND there's usually an ANSWER to all the freakin mysteries. Shit!


#1
SandyraJo (Location: Los Feliz) (Bio: I'm a corporate slave for Mickey Mouse.):

Jake Gyllenhal is my building!!!!!!
about 2 hours ago from web



#2
pnutbutternegg (Katherine) [no other info given]:

Jake Gyllenhaal is in my office!!!
about 2 hours ago from web

Anonymous said...

He probably there to go over POP Promo gigs and how to promote Reeke and tie in POP. Now that Jack will soon have to start to promote Brothers and then begin the long and very public promotion of Princess of Persia so that it may make some money at the box office, wonder how Reese will be able to handle Reeke not being all about promoting her. Wonder if she will try to still always make all Reeke outings about her and make Jake look even more like a ball-less idiot.

Anonymous said...

Vote for the Hottest Couple, Ashton & Demi or Reeke! Sponsored by KY Intense, an "arousal gel for her". (LOL)

I tried voting for A&D and against Reeke (LOL) but nothing changes? Maybe I'm doing it wrong?

However maybe Reeke SHOULD win this one. Especially since the Chin is probably KY Intense's biggest customer, for all those lonely nights after the pap pic ops and Jake has gone on his merry way.

Lainey

KY BS said...

Jake: A tripod for her to take yet another pic of herself and a rope for me so I can hang myself.

Anonymous said...

Jake is probably getting his ass chewed out for looking like a crazy man after that drunken concert and for looking so morose whenever he is with his bearding partner. Disney is notorious for trying to control it's stars image. They never succeed, but still keep trying.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile Disney has gotten a lot of press about how business analysts think the company is not doing well the movie Up was a surprise hit and slowed the bad news, but the don't expect Disney to do well over the next year or so.

I don't think it's a coincidence that it's also one of the most controlling and homophobic. Business studies find that companies that are very progressive when it comes to women and gay employees are also generally the most successful financially.

Anonymous said...

"I don't think it's a coincidence that it's also one of the most controlling and homophobic. "

Exactly. Jake sold his soul to get in bed with Disney. Reese, on the other hand, has no soul to sell.

"BTW, does anyone remember "Nailed"? What the hell happened with that movie? Anybody knows?"

Does anyone care?

"Chin who bought herself a new "male partner" because ,apparently, being single is like a sin to her..."

Bought is the operative word. Witherspoon is at war with Aniston's shadow.

LOL! said...

Just in time for Comic Con!
Giant Flying Squid Invade San Diego

gamer said...

Cool!

Anonymous said...

Now this director walks the walk. Thank you Roland Emmerich. And a big "fuck you" to the homophobic director at Outfest. Forgot your name already, and you can bet your ass I won't be seeing any of your dogpoop work.

Emmerich has claimed that he witnessed overt racism when producers and studio executives were opposed to allowing him to cast Will Smith for the lead in Independence Day, and reluctant to allow him to portray an interracial couple in The Day After Tomorrow. He has also claimed that he has encountered homophobia from the same groups, and is vocal in his opposition of such behavior. He has stated that sometimes he does "[not like working in] the movie business", describing it as a sometimes "very cold, brutal business", but his motivation to keep directing is that he genuinely "like[s] making movies".

In 2006, he pledged $150,000 to the Legacy Project, a campaign dedicated to gay and lesbian film preservation. Emmerich made the donation on behalf of Outfest, making it the largest gift in the festival's history.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mr Emmerich :)

Anonymous said...

Is he getting ready, ie meetings etc., for POP at Comic Con perhaps?

Looks like there will be no PoP at Comic Con, but there will be PoP at Disney D23 EXPO in September.

Anonymous said...

Vote for the Hottest Couple, Ashton & Demi or Reeke! Sponsored by KY Intense, an "arousal gel for her".

How classy! LOL!

Jake's beards said...

We need all the help we can get!

KY Can't Perform Miracles said...

Let's be adult about this - some things just can't be fixed! lol

Anonymous said...

PR guru Howard Bragman discusses what that idiot TV director said at Outfest:

But he thinks times are changing with so many more high-profile out performers these days: “Girls don’t look at [Broadway star] Cheyenne Jackson and say, ‘He’s gay, I’m not turned on,’” Bragman explains. “They think he’s hot. They don’t care. We’re in a whole different world.”

“What I always tell young actors is that they have to follow their heart,” Bragman says. “My personal shoes is that I would rather be out of the closet and be happy.”

Bragman adds, “In all the time I’ve helped people come out, I’ve never had someone tell me they were sorry about it.”


Greg In Hollywood - PR guru Howard Bragman

Hollywood PR said...

My personal shoes is that I would rather be out of the closet and be happy.

Loser!

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was for Beard Detox. We can only hope!

Anonymous said...

Beer detox? lol

Jake's beards said...

"Let's be adult about this - some things just can't be fixed!"


Yeah well we have to get ours from a bottle. Jake's no help, he gets all excited, gets his hardon, has his fun, shoots off a load, satisfies himself and falls asleep, 15 miles away in bed with his man. Selfish bastard.

Anonymous said...

A therapy twofer! Beerd Detox!

Anonymous said...

LOL!

Jake said...

Bragman adds, “In all the time I’ve helped people come out, I’ve never had someone tell me they were sorry about it.”

Can he help me stay in the closet and not feel sorry about it?

Conscience said...

Can he help me stay in the closet and not feel sorry about it?

Only if you don't have part of me can you stay in the closet and not feel sorry. And son, I gave you a large one. Don't let it go to waste.

Shhhhhhh said...

Oh no don't tell Jake or he might buy one in every color before the company closes.

Anonymous said...

OMG I just realized, she's passed out and her car door is still open. LOL!

Anonymous said...

The chin was totally wasted, she probably peed herself. Ewww.

Anonymous said...

Oh no don't tell Jake or he might buy one in every color before the company closes.

Michael K will be happy about this!

Anonymous said...

But doesn't the Chin wear Depends?

Anonymous said...

No wonder Jake took the Atticusmobile.

Jake said...

The bitch will have to wear Depend® whenever we use my car for reeking!

Anonymous said...

Its ok to get wasted every once in a while but if you're a public person, then do it at home or at a private residence or a hotel where you can stay the night, whatever. Another thing, that wasn't from 2 or 3 beers. It was beer mixed with shots tequila or another liquor, maybe Rx drugs or street drugs. Sorry but beer is just fermented water IMO, by the time you finish one you have to pee it out.

Atticus said...

And that's why I sit in the back!

Reese's Agent said...

Hey maybe that can be Reese's next product endorsement, Depends!

Anonymous said...

The Reekemobile: No need to waste a phone call, the paps will smell you from miles away.

BIG surprise said...

San Diego Gay Pride this weekend. Jake won't be there!

Jake said...

Duh!

paparazzi said...

Reekemobile

Peemobile

Anonymous said...

I'd like to hear her NOW, patronizing other stars about public and private behavior.
I bet she still feels soooo superior than Linday L. and Kirsten..

Anonymous said...

Duh!

Anonymous said...

^^
I'm glad you know that too ;)

Ben Widdicombe Blind Items said...

Which household-name NYC designer, who has dressed and befriended that unbelievably hunky, married, singing-dancing actor, is telling pals that actually yes, he is indeed gay?

link

Anonymous said...

^^
No idea about the name of the designer but the closeted actor could be Hugh Jackman.JMO.

PoP photo said...

'Prince of Persia': Exclusive first look at star Jake Gyllenhaal!

For Jake Gyllenhaal, playing Prince Dastan in Jerry Bruckheimer's epic Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, due May 28, 2010, was a chance to get into some serious action. (Paparazzi photos of Gyllenhaal on-set have appeared previously, but this is the first official shot of him in character.) "I'm tired of taking myself so seriously," says the actor, who found himself sword-fighting, climbing walls, and jumping off of buildings as part of the prince's quest to find an enchanted dagger and turn back time. "It's nice when a stuntman turns to you and is like, 'Actors don't normally do this.'"

EW

Anonymous said...

For Jake Gyllenhaal, playing Prince Dastan in Jerry Bruckheimer's epic Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, due May 28, 2010, was a chance to get into some serious action. (Paparazzi photos of Gyllenhaal on-set have appeared previously, but this is the first official shot of him in character.) "I'm tired of taking myself so seriously," says the actor, who found himself sword-fighting, climbing walls, and jumping off of buildings as part of the prince's quest to find an enchanted dagger and turn back time. "It's nice when a stuntman turns to you and is like, 'Actors don't normally do this.'"

ew

Anonymous said...

"It's nice when a stuntman turns to you and is like, 'Actors don't normally do this.'"

Jake is saying that he did some of the stunts?

Anonymous said...

Still can't decide what I think about Jake's PoP costumes :)

Anonymous said...

No idea about the name of the designer but the closeted actor could be Hugh Jackman.

One of the guesses:

Donna Karan and Hugh Jackman - they recently did an event together.

Jake said...

this is the first official shot of him in character

Wow! I'm so beautiful and sexy!

Anonymous said...

"I'm tired of taking myself so seriously," says the actor, who found himself sword-fighting, climbing walls, and jumping off of buildings as part of the prince's quest to find an enchanted dagger and turn back time. "It's nice when a stuntman turns to you and is like, 'Actors don't normally do this.'"

^^

It's always so funny when an actor states how humble he is and later says something so arrogant and stiff-necked like this.

Anonymous said...

Did Jake always say such stupid things, or is this part of the "new and improved reeking" Jake.

And yes, Emmerich can pat himself on the back over Will Smith. The big question is whether he's ever tried to use an openly gay actor.

Anonymous said...

New dumb as my future PoP public Jake?

Anonymous said...

First reactions to the POP look on ONTD are not favorable. About 45 comments so far, roughly 99% negative.

Anonymous said...

don't worry, jake, no one will take you seriously after this...

ONTD

Anonymous said...

Come on Disney, there must be some cool PoP shots!

memory of trees said...

Behold: A book containing a collection of images and poems; "trees and the memory of trees, ghosts, words, nights, days, lives, deaths, and safe haven for them all…" "If you daren't enter the forest, or cannot find it, then perhaps you might find one tree, or a place where a tree could be, and just stop for a quiet moment to see what happens." The book's author? Viggo Mortensen. [Perceval Press]

Anonymous said...

"Hugh Jackman"


^^ Too easy, IMO. I mean the Blind answer, not Hugh! I wish I could know if he was easy!

Anyway *sigh* the BI says "unbelievably hunky, married, singing-dancing actor" which actually makes the list quite large. Interesting it doesn't mention anything about having kids so maybe the person doesn't. Most people have got on the HJ bandwagon but that's because of the Oscars recently. I don't have another guess at this time but like I said IMO HJ is just too convenient, he's a recent hunky married Oscar host who sang/danced, so no one is really looking at other candidates.

Anonymous said...

"unbelievably hunky, married, singing-dancing actor" which actually makes the list quite large

Who else?

Anonymous said...

Richard Gere?

Anonymous said...

Hm, I would never connect Richard Gere and "singing-dancing actor".

Anonymous said...

What about "Chicago"?


that movie sucks, btw

Anonymous said...

"Chicago" - not enough to call Richard "singing-dancing actor".

Gay Porn the In-flight Movie Selection on Air Force One? said...

A photo of Willy Mays aboard Air Force One inspired some amusing conjecture over at Wonkette yesterday concerning the in-flight movie playing aboard the plane. It was quickly identified as Planet of the Apes by one of the commenters, but one suggested it was "the live-feed from the Senate Republicans’ cloakroom."

Another answered, "Yes, fine, it is just Planet of the Apes, but to be fair, there were a LOT of man-asses in that movie."

link

Anonymous said...

^^^^ One of the comments:

Still, you’ve got to admire the skill of the Wonketteers at being able to recognize Charlton Heston naked. What other website comment team can do so well at “Name That Ass-cheek”.

Jake said...

“Name That Ass-cheek”

My kind of game!

Anonymous said...

"Chicago" - not enough to call Richard "singing-dancing actor".


Not 12:21, but RG is a very good guess because he also starred in at least 1 other dancing movie, I think it was called Dance With Me.

IMO many HW males could be called a "singing-dancing actor". Just because the films where they snag and danced maybe weren't popular or made a while back can't exclude them IMO.

Anonymous said...

"snag and danced"

LOL I meant "sang and danced"

Anonymous said...

What is Happening in Jake Gyllenhaal's Crotch Area?

Gyllenhaal said, "I'm tired of taking myself so seriously," and while the writer didn't include it, I can only assume he went on to say, "...so I started taking steroids and agreed to wear this gigantic codpiece."

The Measure

^^^ What is Happening in Jake Gyllenhaal's Crotch Area? said...

Mark has no idea I'm posting in the film section right now, and he's gonna be soooo angry.

But I am willing to risk his scorn to bring you this newly! released! photo! of the dude from Bubble Boy dressed like some sort of warrior while filming a Disney movie called Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gyllenhaal said, "I'm tired of taking myself so seriously," and while the writer didn't include it, I can only assume he went on to say, "...so I started taking steroids and agreed to wear this gigantic codpiece."

Anonymous said...

Don't the posters at ONTD fall into the target audience for PoP? It's not good that they're already slamming the movie based on the photos and the choice of Jake (and not all of those complaining are doing so based on the fact he is not Persian). Compare it to how people got worked up about TDK after seeing pictures of Heath as the Joker.

It also seems like a bad sign they're not taking it to Comic Con. They must be afraid of how people will react.

Blackadder said...

so I started taking steroids and agreed to wear this gigantic codpiece

Looks like "Black Russian" to me!

Anonymous said...

OK we make fun of Jake here but 90% of it is in good snarky gay-humor fun, right? Well I have to say after seeing the latest POP pic comments on Jared, ONTD and twitters that I feel really really bad for him. People are saying things that are mean and hurtful. Yes actors have to get a thick skin but OMG the judgements from 1 pic and people insulting him, it hurts me in a weird way, and believe me I'm no softy. I have tears in my eyes as I'm writing this. I feel really sorry for him, it doesn't matter how much money he got, it still must hurt to read things like that.

I don't know about the rest of you but I'm in a POP quandary. Whether or not POP succeeds it still remains to be seen if the bearding will continue:

1. will they think it wasn't enough and go for more

2. will they decide it didn't work and quit

3. will they say it was a success and continue it further

4. will they say it was a success and quit it


In a way I hope POP succeeds if only to not make Jake feel badly about himself, his talent, his looks. He really is a sweet person and I feel awful reading some of the venomous remarks people are making. He doesn't deserve that.

Jake said...

(((1:26 PM)))

Anonymous said...

I don't feel sorry for Jake, he chose to beard, and he chose this movie. He was so desparate to be an A-list actor that he grabbed the first franchise he was offered, even if it meant selling his soul.

Personally I hope it is a huge bust, and that he goes back to doing what he does best, quirky roles in independent movies, and loses the beard and gets back his charisma and sexy back.

You can bet if PoP is a success and he has to do a couple of sequels that we will never seen an end to the Chin.

Anonymous said...

Well I have to say after seeing the latest POP pic comments on Jared, ONTD and twitters that I feel really really bad for him.

That is very sweet, but I think you shouldn't, it's part of the job.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for him in a way, because he's sacrificed a lot for this. But you could look at it that he's sacrificed alot for a pile of poop, so maybe as 1:41 says, in the long run, it will be better if PoP fails.

I just think he's been extremely badly advised and managed. However's responsible for this sorry mess should be ashamed of themselves.

Anonymous said...

If Jake and pr thinks the negative reaction has nothing to do with Reeking, they better think again. I think if Jake was still being his lovable, charming self people would cut him some slack. But people have lost interest in him and/or view him as just another blah, not so good looking anymore average joe actor.

So much of a person's beauty comes from inside. As someone keeps saying, the Chin is ugly because of what oozes out from inside of her. Well, that is starting to happen with Jake. Right now he's just at the "not hot" anymore stage, but give it another year or two and he'll be as ugly as his beard. :-( :-(

Anonymous said...

ONTD comment that sort of somes up the whole PoP fiasco:

"maybe he needed the cash? i mean, ya gotta look yourself in the mirror after a get-up like that and think, ok, this is horrible, right?"

Anonymous said...

1:46 here.. 1:49, that's exactly what I was thinking but was too inarticulate to say.

It would be interesting to see what reaction PoP would be getting if we hadn't had to suffer 2 year of Reeke. Even if Jake hadn't come out but was still doing the is he /isn't he stuff.

Of course interest in him would have lessened but I'm pretty sure he would be better liked than he is now. At the moment he's just the less unpleasant half of a really unpleasant, over-exposed, pretenious(public) couple.

Anonymous said...

God, WHOEVER could this be (new Ted blind item):

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/the_awful_truth/b134645_one_sneaky_sell-out_blind_vice.html

Anonymous said...

Anyone still think that Reeke is working?

gawker's slant on it

Anonymous said...

"i mean, ya gotta look yourself in the mirror after a get-up like that and think, ok, this is horrible, right?"


Now why would a humorous one-liner comparison between the POP costume and the Joker costume get deleted? C,mon.

Ted said...

God, WHOEVER could this be (new Ted blind item)

One Sneaky, Sell-Out Blind Vice

Last time we heard from evil and conniving Shafterella Shoshstein, that bitch was checking out on her man, who was so famously checking out on her. Only nobody knew about the former, crafty thing she is.

Now, S.S. has moved on more openly—and how. Ms. S-squared has all the tabloid world thinking she's just dreamy and perfectly content with her new man, only nothing could be further from the truth.

What is the real deal with Shafterella, you ask? Well, not only does it not always involve the classiest kinds of guys (think real Crawley McNugget material here), but wouldn't you know it, S.S. also likes to have over supercurvy and very...

...femme babes to her Beverly Hills pad whenever she can.

You know, for tennis and myriad other athletic activities that involve sweaty thighs and skirts as short as possible. All the while, the lemming-like readers so faithful to ass-kissing People and similar rags, think Shafterella's all happy-butt with her dreamy man.

Like I said: That's hardly accurate, as S.S.'s man is much more content shacking up with his dude, anybody confused yet?

Oh, don't you know, it's just another day and story in the annals of fake-romance Hollywood, where publicists and agents (seriously, no joke) are still putting together these ersatz romances like it's the damn '50s. All so their clients can supposedly make bigger paychecks—and therefore, these 10 percenters do, too.

Everybody wins in the end, right?

Wrong. What about when these faker-jokers have kids? What then? It's one thing for Shafty and her dumb-crap gay BF to sell themselves out, but what, for instance, happens if Shafty and her partner do get married and have kids, what do you tell them?

Shafty? Superpastel tennis hair band got your tongue?

It Ain't: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Venus Williams, Demi Moore

Blind Vice

Anonymous said...

Did Jake always say such stupid things, or is this part of the "new and improved reeking" Jake.

He was never one of the brightest fellows.

Anonymous said...

Man, is Ted predicting marriage!!! Is Reeke the new Will and Jada?

Anonymous said...

I don't feel sorry for Jake, he chose to beard, and he chose this movie. He was so desparate to be an A-list actor that he grabbed the first franchise he was offered, even if it meant selling his soul.

IA.

That being said, PoP may turn out ok. We'll see.

Anonymous said...

Man, is Ted predicting marriage!!!

No.

Ted said: ... but what, for instance, happens if ...

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