Friday, 18 September 2009

Confessions of a Late Bloomer

Neil Patrick Harris used to be an underage doctor on TV. Now he’s another Hollywood first: an out gay actor who can host award shows, play a womanizer, walk the red carpet with his boyfriend, and then get cast in movies as a straight dad. Neat trick.

Neil Patrick Harris
Coming out is its own kind of theatrical performance: It’s a reveal. For most of show-business history, it’s been more like an exposure — often in the aftermath of a scandal, as with George Michael. But then there was Ellen DeGeneres, whose famous "Yep, I’m Gay" on the cover of Time seemed to presage a new era of openness, an end to the double life. Instead, it hobbled her career until she returned, years later, as a talk-show host. That was twelve years ago, and each year there’s more give in the social fabric, with openly gay newscasters (Rachel Maddow), talk-show hosts (Rosie O’Donnell), singers (Michael Stipe), American Idols (Adam Lambert), comics (Mario Cantone), and actresses (Wanda Sykes, Sara Gilbert, Portia de Rossi, Cynthia Nixon). Even some long-closeted female stars have quietly shifted their status, including Lily Tomlin, Jodie Foster, and, most recently, Kelly McGillis.

Yet there’s one set of performers for whom coming out is still considered a career death sentence: male actors, particularly those who play romantic leads or star in action films. The few who are out — Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce, Ian McKellan — are seen as niche performers. Rupert Everett, once a contender for the first Gay Bond, has been relegated to the margins of the industry. When Grey’s Anatomy’s T. R. Knight came out, it underlined his lack of chemistry with his female co-stars. Meanwhile, a retinue of major stars hover in limbo, their relationships haunted by the suspicion that it’s all for show, their performances (onscreen or on talk shows) scrutinized for indicators of some hidden self. The assumption is that they have little choice, since the conventional wisdom hasn’t budged: An out male star can never be a leading man. Straight women won’t be able to fantasize about him; straight men won’t be able to relate.

Harris has violated all these expectations. He staged his own revelation beautifully, with a clear and upbeat statement for People magazine in 2006, an interview with Out, and a good-sport appearance on Howard Stern, in which he shot back "whatever you please, man" when asked whether he was a top or a bottom. The idea all along has been to acknowledge the fact of his sexuality, then change the subject to his talent. Still, there was a kind of alchemy involved. Maybe it was Harris’s easy style of masculinity, at once unthreatening and seductive. Maybe the timing was right, coming after he’d proved he was more than a Trivial Pursuit punch line. Or maybe he’d learned, from his own extended personal coming-out process, how to handle the expectations of a wider audience.

Harris is careful never to complain about stardom. He always adds a caveat explaining that he is very lucky, that he is grateful for every opportunity, that he has learned a lot. But if there’s a strain of early fame that feels like heavenly power — when you’re the most super-popular person in the room and everyone wants you to take them to bed — that’s clearly not what Neil Patrick Harris experienced at 16. Mention Doogie Howser, M.D., the diary-keeping prodigy he played on the show, and Harris’s whole body language changes. He grimaces, and an extra diagonal line on his forehead appears like an arrow pointing far away.

Back in those strange L.A. years, Harris says, he was preoccupied almost entirely by work. It was a distraction that allowed him not to think about dating. "There were gay adults in L.A., and that kind of made me panic a bit?" His voice rises uncertainly with the memory. "Made me a little sweaty in my palms — and uncomfortable. That was just kind of the elephant in the room. Or not the elephant in the room, but the ringing in my ears: that that was some sort of horrible inevitability. And I tried many different angles to head in a different direction. Dating different girls, being the funny, witty guy at the party, to avoid being the sexual being. I wasn’t thought of in a sexual way, which is easy when you have big ears and the neck and are called Doogie all the time. So I just never really contemplated physicalizing any kind of sexual ideas until much, much later."

Source: New York Magazine, High-Wire Act

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Neil Patrick Harris said...

For several years, Harris was out privately but in the press maintained the “glass closet” situation common these days among young gay actors. There were no fake girlfriends, but he didn’t mind answering a People-magazine question about his “dream date,” leaving out a pronoun. When he heard about the script for Harold & Kumar, in which he plays a coke-snorting former child actor named Neil Patrick Harris who rants about craving “fur burgers,” he was unsettled—was his gayness part of the joke? (The writers actually had no idea he was gay, although they did during the sequel. “The character we wrote isn’t gay,” says Harold co-writer Hayden Schlossberg. “He might even be slightly homophobic.”)

Anonymous said...

"And I tried many different angles to head in a different direction. Dating different girls, being the funny, witty guy at the party..."

^^^^^^

Holly shit!

That part is so Toothy! ;)

Anonymous said...

I think Ted is saying no way he would want to date a closeted HW actor.

Anonymous said...

I remember Ted once wrote that "young boys" are not his type

but who knows if he is saying the truth... ;)

Jake said...

I'm everyone's type!

sex bribe said...

Jake, now is your chance to convince Ted to forget about Toothy Tile :)

Ted reposting said...

Dear Ted:
So sorry to hear about your break-up. I hope that things will work out for the best. But, now that you are single, maybe you can tempt Toothy your way. Since you said that Grey Goose wised up, Toothy must be lonely in his closet. Maybe you can help him open the closet door a little and push his life-force draining beard over a cliff.
—Naomi the Matchmaker

Dear Loose Tooth:
Please, Toothy couldn't get this!


Dear Ted:
Is Toothy's beard a double beard?
—Just Wondering

Dear Double Entendre:
Practically speaking, no, and that's not her fault.

The Awful Truth

Anonymous said...

How can we name Chris and Jake II? Maybe they can double date with Buckin and bitch about Toothy.

Cake, Buckin and Jake ... so many wonderful combinations! lol

LAOD said...

Jake Gyllenhaal on campus

Jake Gyllenhaal, Hank Azaria and about 300 other people will be on campus filming a romantic comedy today.

Today marks the first day of production for "Love and Other Drugs," a movie directed by Edward Zwick, who made "The Last Samurai" and "Blood Diamond," among other films. Gyllenhaal plays a man who sells Viagara-like drugs and eventually falls in love with a woman who has Parkinson's disease (Anne Hathaway). The movie is based on former pharmaceutical salesman Jamie Reidy's memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman."

Production crews arrived at the Pitt Athletic Association, next to Alumni Hall, around 4 this morning to begin setting up equipment and testing lighting. Filming began several hours later and will continue until at least 7 p.m.

Around 10 a.m. this morning, crews were filming in the Athletic Association's bowling alley. Azaria was on set, and a sea of extras in black shirts reading "Doc's" surrounded him. Stand-ins for Gyllenhaal and Azaria stood behind the cameras waiting for a gap in the filming, when they'd be asked to stand still for an hour, or sometimes more, holding positions so crews could check the lighting.

Scott Levine, a publicist for the film, said he thought today would probably be the only day the crew was on campus. He said he expects thinks the film will come out in 2010, but that it's too early to tell for sure. Filming, he guessed, would probably end shortly after Thanksgiving.

link

Anonymous said...

NPH is one hot dude. Most of my straight male friends love HIMYM and have no prob that he's gay. Then again they are all well educated open-minded people.

Probably less educated, primitive people see it differently. And sadly there are many of those out there.

Anonymous said...

Probably less educated, primitive people see it differently.

Very much true. I live in a small European country and can't believe how much some young people, who post on local forums, hate gays.

Anonymous said...

Very much true. I live in a small European country and can't believe how much some young people, who post on local forums, hate gays.

:(

Neil Patrick Harris said...

Harris is warm and professional, but he is also under stress. He paced back and forth before the first take, as Smulders reassured him that after the Emmys on September 20 — which he is both hosting and co-producing — things would get easier.

Anonymous said...

IHJ - Jake's PoP Action Figure

Hips are too narrow, bulge is too small, legs are too short! :)

Anonymous said...

A bit of Anne in bed ...

Valentine's Day - teaser trailer

Jake said...

Damn! I hope Anne will be gentle with me!

Anonymous said...

^^I think Anne is too good of an actress to be in a movie with Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel or Jen Garner. She's too good for that shit. But maybe it'll turn out to be a fun movie?

Anonymous said...

4:44 PM, did you watch The View with Anne, when one of the hosts confused Jake with Joaquin Phoenix?

Anne was talking about LAOD and said something like "it's good to be employed!". I'm sure she has a lot of offers, but she sounded like someone excited about every new project.

Anonymous said...

^^I think she was excited to work with Jake again. ;)

Anonymous said...

^^After RGM she probably has plenty of movie offers and look at her imdb filmography she has 5 or 6movies in development + the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie in March 2010.

Jake said...

Duh!

Anonymous said...

YouTube - couldn't find The View interview, but this is too cute :)

Anne Hathaway sings Queen's "Somebody to love"

Anonymous said...

Anne has a really great voice. I think she's by far the most interesting and versatile actress under 30 and many polls agree with that. I'm very confident about her career. :)

LAOD - I'm convinced she and Jake will make an attractive couple and will have great chemistry.

Anonymous said...

I think she was excited to work with Jake again.

Anne was looking forward to hearing new gay jokes from Jake! lol

Anonymous said...

Jake & Anne

I think he looks so much better with brunettes than blondes.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this is a weird thought but I've always believed Jake would had made a great pairing with Michelle and that Heath & Anne could have been dynamite together!!! ;)

Nothing of it will happen,of course....

Anonymous said...

LAOD - I'm convinced she and Jake will make an attractive couple and will have great chemistry.

Jake's opponent doesn't look bad :)

Gabriel Macht stars as a hotshot Prozac salesman who has a romantic relationship with a free spirited woman (Hathaway) who has Parkinson's and enters into a relationship with charming Viagra salesman Jamie (Gyllenhaal).

Anonymous said...

Hasnt Ted always said TT is not his type?

Anonymous said...

He did?! I don't remember reading that.

Anonymous said...

Come on, Ted wouldn't kick Jake out of bed for eating crackers. Unless he wanted to fuck on the floor. lol

Anonymous said...

Maybe this is a weird thought but I've always believed Jake would had made a great pairing with Michelle and that Heath & Anne could have been dynamite together!!! ;)

Nothing of it will happen,of course....


I can see Heath and Anne. She seems lively and fun, like most of his gf's pre MW. And she seemed to really admire Heath. Jake and MW are both these deep, thoughtful types, so I see that too. But as you've said it won't happen since Heath sady passed away and even if Jake were straight (which he's most likely not) he and MW will never happen.

I see Jake with a cute, intelligent, down to earth guy, preferably not in the show business... if he's gay that is.

If he's bi (cause no way he's straight) and prefers public dating with women, then I want to see him with a talented, nice, single woman.

Anonymous said...

Jake, deep and thoughtful? lol!!

Anonymous said...

Gabriel Macht stars as a hotshot Prozac salesman who has a romantic relationship with a free spirited woman (Hathaway) who has Parkinson's and enters into a relationship with charming Viagra salesman Jamie (Gyllenhaal).

Oh, he's a cute, blonde sunnyboy. Look at Anne's current boyfriend...similar type.
(Gabriel looks a bit like Heath too. ;) )

Anonymous said...

"even if Jake were straight (which he's most likely not) "

Of course,6:03 PM. I forgot to add "if Jake were straight" by saying he could be a good match for Michelle ; D

Anonymous said...

Jake, deep and thoughtful? lol!!

Hey, don't laugh! I think he is.

Anonymous said...

I can totally see Heath & Anne togeteher but not lasting long, tough.

Anonymous said...

If Jake were straight or bi, I think he should date single women, less known than him or not a celebrity at all.

Anonymous said...

I can totally see Heath & Anne togeteher but not lasting long, tough.

IA. It probably would have been short, but fun. ;)

Anonymous said...

Gabriel Macht is married and has a kid. :(

Anonymous said...

Short but fun, IA.

I don't think Anne would get "accidentally" pregnant

Anonymous said...

The only way for Jake and Michelle to ever happen would've been with Heath in the middle.

Anonymous said...

Gabriel Macht is married and has a kid. :(

Married with a kid is not really an obstacle. Most recent example Lean Rimes and Eddie "so and so". ;)

Anonymous said...

Gabriel Macht is married and has a kid. :(

^^^

Well...I don't think that's a real issue for SOME guys to still being fucking around

Jake said...

Gabriel Macht is married

Minor detail!

Anonymous said...

The only way for Jake and Michelle to ever happen would've been with Heath in the middle.

Jake and Heath should have happened, they seemed to fit so well. But maybe it did...we will never know.

Anonymous said...

"Well...I don't think that's a real issue for SOME guys to still being fucking around"

I know but still :(

Anonymous said...

"The only way for Jake and Michelle to ever happen would've been with Heath in the middle"


The question is...who would be Heath facing at?

Anonymous said...

Jake ;)

Anonymous said...

The question is...who would be Heath facing at?

From left to right: Michelle, next to her Jake and Heath behind Jake. ;)

Anonymous said...

We are dirty people here. ;)

Anonymous said...

"Heath behind Jake. ;)"

The only part that matters really.

Anonymous said...

Jake said...
Gabriel Macht is married

Minor detail!


Doesn't surprise me you say that Jake!

Anonymous said...

"Heath behind Jake. ;)"

The only part that matters really.


Oh yeah!

Anonymous said...

6:20 PM, so you are saying Jake would only face Michelle if Heath is behind him??

Anonymous said...

6:20 PM, so you are saying Jake would only face Michelle if Heath is behind him??

He wouldn't face her, I was thinking about "spooning".

(Ok, now I'm ready to change topic, lol)

Anonymous said...

Ugh, me too.Forget I've asked ;)

Anonymous said...

^^LOL, ok!

Anonymous said...

If Heath were behind Jake I don't think he'd care who was in front of him. How is that important? lol

Jake said...

So bloody typical!

I'm about to get some action and 6:28 PM wants to change the topic!

Anonymous said...

^^Jake I thought you're already used to the lack of sex? ;)

Anonymous said...

Gabriel Macht is already 37. He looks younger. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Jake, who is behind you when you are fucking Chin??

(IF that activity is actually in the contract,of course)

Jake said...

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jake, who is behind you when you are fucking Chin??

Chin is probably grateful that someone like Jake is fucking her (IF he's fucking her at all). She's probably very generous in bed, if you know what I mean. He can do everything and she does everything he wants. Wouldn't surprise me, as desperate as she seems to keep that "thing" with Jake.

Anonymous said...

Please, there is no sex.

Anonymous said...

^^I said IF! ;)

Anonymous said...

^^^ Now THAT'S bad topic, lol.

Anonymous said...

I have a question for you,6:43 PM:

If an after soaked Gremblin says to you he is willing to do anything you want in bed, would you hit it?




....thought so. Neither would Jake

Anonymous said...

Now THAT'S bad topic, lol.

LOL. True.

Anonymous said...

IHJ - Jake's PoP Action Figure

Will there be anatomically-correct version of that ACTION figure?

Jake said...

Fuck!

Jerry, there won't be PoP dildo, right? Right?

Anonymous said...

*gays crossing fingers*

t said...

cantara: [Cantarabooks] The Robert Elswit Shoot: Jake and Stephen Gyllenhaal
about 12 hours ago

WTF?! said...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cantarafilms Options Baltimore Hispanic Politician's Memoir

The first Hispanic candidate for office for the City of Baltimore, Angelo Solera, has just awarded Cantarafilms the option to produce a feature movie based on his failed bid for city council. Cantara Christopher, co-producer of the film, says: “The story of Angelo’s campaign is a very personal look at what happens when a sluggish system of government encounters the Latin temperament for the first time. Passion, courage and commitment are the strongest facets of the Latin temperament—and local politics was simply not ready for it yet.”
...
Quips Christopher: “I’ve got a few Hollywood friends who are intrigued by my foray into filmmaking, to say the least.”

Christopher is also the owner of Cantarabooks which publishes the literary magazine Cantaraville, home to directors/actors-cum-authors such as Stephen Tobolowsky, Gary Walkow, Buzz Belmondo, and Stephen Gyllenhaal, father of Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

She adds: “This will be a low-budget indie production. It goes without saying that it’s going to benefit from the digital revolution in filmmaking. What it won’t be is just another Sundance type of indie with quirky characters and inconsequential situations. We have an enormous respect for the material, and for the human drama being portrayed. But there will be humor too.”

Christopher, who is writing the adaptation as well as directing, says that filming will begin next June.

http://cantarasnotebook.blogspot.com/2009/09/cantarafilms-options-baltimore-hispanic.html

Anonymous said...

ok, cunty, why are you posting your shit here?

Anonymous said...

7:40: How many times will cunty tweet that same post?

Anonymous said...

I dont know what is more disgusting, thinking of reese having sex with anything or anyone, or cuntara throwing about names, and pulling old pics out of her files to pimp her pathetic career.

Anonymous said...

From Ted:

September 16, 2009

Dear Ted:
First, what is your definition of a beard (just wanted to make sure I understand that correctly)?
—Angie

Dear So Proper:
A beard is a person who knowingly enters into a romantic relationship in order to help reduce speculation into the other person's sexuality. A double-beard is when that partner is simultaneously veiling their own sexuality, as well.


What I don't get is "a person who knowingly enters into a romantic relationship" ~ Ted can't be saying that the bearding involves romance, or is he? How does that make Reeke? IMO he should have said "a false romantic relationship" or something like that, because what if a bisexual male is having sex with both partners. How he's saying it sounds like Reeke is in a romance.

twitter said...

JUST MET JAKE GYLLENHAAL!!!! NO JOKE! HE TOLD ME HE'S GOING TO MAKE A TWITTER FOR ME! & HIM AND HIS BODYGUARD THINK IM FUNNY!!!!! :DDDDD

Why does Jake have a bodyguard? Who is he afraid of? ;)
(The bodyguard is probably the black guy, we often see with him)

Anonymous said...

Jake must need a bodyguard to help keep away those thousands of fans he picked up from hanging around with Reese.

Anonymous said...

Reese had a bodyguard in Philly as well.

Anonymous said...

Why does Jake have a bodyguard?

Why would Jake miss a chance to hang out with guy(s)? ;)

Anonymous said...

Christopher, who is writing the adaptation as well as directing, says that filming will begin next June.

Ha! Ex-porn actress and future screenwriter and director! Her Hollywood friends Gyllenhaals need four persons for that, Cuntara can do it on her own, lol.

Anonymous said...

IMO he should have said "a false romantic relationship" or something like that

Yes, he should have.

Urban Dictionary
beard
Any opposite sex escort taken to an event in an effort to give a homosexaul person the apperance of being out on a date with a person of the opposite sex.

beard
a man or woman used as a cover for a gay partner

beard
A common word used to address a homosexual's female friend who he takes around town; he normally calls this companion his "girlfriend" to prove to the world that he is a masculine, football watching, titty grabbing heterosexual male. Although, he may think that this so called 'image' is working, he's actually fooling himself. It's completely obvious to on-lookers that he is a flamboyant homo. Gayer than a chihuahua in pink shades.

Anonymous said...

Actor's with BG's on set and off is no big deal, it's standard nowadays. They just don't escort actors to and from premieres, talk shows, etc.

The BG sighting with Jake was probably when he left the set and grabbed some lunch or something. BG's also keeps away pesky fans at times.

Anonymous said...

The bodyguard is probably the black guy, we often see with him

And Jake seems to like him.
Wasn't the black BG Jake's LA Rendition premiere date? :)

Jersey Tom said...

WOW NPH is definitely looking hot in that tub. I hope he wins tomorrow night. Break a leg Neil.

Anonymous said...

Glad Jake has a BG in that armpit of PA, Pittsburgh

Anonymous said...

Why?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Jake is glad to have another familiar, friendly face around + a lot of unfamiliar boys :)

Jake said...

I'm very friendly, they will be familiar in no time!

Anonymous said...

Death threats? Would explain the BG in Philly on set and at the EJ concert.

Anonymous said...

^^^ LOL, trolly's sick mind made that up.

Anonymous said...

What death threats??

Anonymous said...

Ones made up by Jack/Jeff troll - trying to smear BBMt fans and trying to make it look like fans give a shit about Jake's beard.

Anonymous said...

What does Jake having a BG in Pittsburgh due with her? Unless it's for when she visit's, but she ain't there now so why the BG??

Maybe he always had a BG while working and we just never heard/saw one just BG's when he was at events or doing talk shows or when they were in Europe and Rome and NY last year when it was business: Avon, MVA/Rendition promo.

Anonymous said...

LOL!!! Bubble boy thinks he's A list!

Anonymous said...

BG - because they were filming in public place?

Jake Gyllenhaal, Hank Azaria and about 300 other people will be on campus filming a romantic comedy today.

Anonymous said...

WOW NPH is definitely looking hot in that tub. I hope he wins tomorrow night. Break a leg Neil.

Fingers crossed!

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy:
Kevin Dillon, "Entourage"
Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"
Rainn Wilson, "The Office"
Tracy Morgan, "30 Rock"
Jack McBrayer, "30 Rock"
Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"

lol OT said...

"I'm not a designer," says Emma Watson. "If someone asked me to do something that was beneficial to a cause, then maybe I'd consider it, but not just ‘Look at me! I've got my own line!'" And as for perfume: "[It's] gotten so ridiculous," continues the actress. "The idea of making my own perfume makes me want to vomit."

JJ said...

Adam Lambert & Drake LaBry: Pink Pair

Adam Lambert and boyfriend Drake LaBry leave the Staples Centre together after attending the Pink concert in Los Angeles on Friday night (September 18).

The 27-year-old American Idol runner-up and his interior designer boyfriend were in good spirits as the left Pink’s latest stop on her Funhouse Tour. Earlier this week, Adam took to his Twitter and wrote, “Idols Live tour has officially ended. Thanks to my fellow idols and all the fans for making this summer such an adventure.”

JJ

Jake said...

Awwww!

Rags said...

Today I read through a few (German) rags and in In Style or Life and Style (can't remember) they showed the pic of the frozen yogurt op and said that Jake was so generous to buy Ava and Deacon all sorts they wanted to eat now and for home.

Ain't he a great step daddy? ;)

Anonymous said...

Bodyguard - if you check pics on IHJ, he had him even before Reese and before Heath passed.

Anonymous said...

No wonder Jake has a good time with Mr BG :)

Anonymous said...

1:11 PM

Generous to buy frozen yogurt ?! LOL Reeke PR is pathetic.

1:11 PM said...

^^I correct myself, he got the BG before Reeke officially started (photo op in Italy):

BG pushing Jake's luggage

Anonymous said...

Generous to buy frozen yogurt ?! LOL Reeke PR is pathetic.

Yeah, I doubt it's THAT expensive. LOL.

Mad TV said...

BG pushing Jake's luggage

That picture reminded me of "I know you're a man, but I'm gonna treat you like a lady!"

Disney said...

Disney Studios' Chairman Dick Cook Fired
...
Johnny Depp used words like "shocked... very sad" to describe his reaction when Cook called him a few hours ago to break the news. "He is the utmost gentleman, so he made the call himself. He said, 'I'd like you to hear it from me before you hear it from someone else or read it. He said today was my last day. He didn't give me a reason... I didn't see this coming. There was no reason to see this coming." Depp said "I consider Dick a friend inside an insane system. He's instantly trustworthy. And you generally don't meet people at the studios you trust," Depp said. "He's a rare beast."

Nikki Finke

Jake said...

Dick didn't call me! Bitch!

My925 radio said...

Michelle Williams breaks it off with Spike Jonze. Boo. Wonder if she caught him in Wyoming with Jake Gyllenhaal too? http://ow.ly/q5ed
15 minutes ago

http://twitter.com/my925radio

SpotlightPittsburgh said...

RT @lmoney21: http://twitpic.com/ibgly - Jake Gyllenhal at brunch in the Burgh!
33 minutes ago

pic

Anonymous said...

^^^ Smurf beanie, but he's smiling.

Anonymous said...

^^He's probably eating something really good. :)

Anonymous said...

Michelle Williams breaks it off with Spike Jonze. Boo. Wonder if she caught him in Wyoming with Jake Gyllenhaal too?

Ha ha, very funny...NOT!

Anonymous said...

He's probably eating something really good

I would never thought of that :) Do you smile at your food?

Anonymous said...

Do you smile at your food?

Sometimes when I'm really hungry and the meal finally arrives I do smile.

Did you ever notice that babies/little children even clap their hands when they get their food.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes when I'm really hungry and the meal finally arrives I do smile.

Me too - but I smile at the person who brought it, never at the food. Must be my lack of gratitude.

Anonymous said...

Must be my lack of gratitude.

LOL. Yeah, the person who brings it deserves a smile, but, damn, the food too. ;)

Anonymous said...

Kiki and Gosling movie stills:

movie stills

That's why Kiki is keeping it together lately. Girl's got a movie to promote. ;)

Anonymous said...

Ryan doesn't look bad, but I never thought he's handsome or hot.

Anonymous said...

All Good Things
Release Date: 11 December 2009 (USA)

Party on, Kiki!

Anonymous said...

Jake smiling at his food - Cake's influence? :)

Anonymous said...

Kirsten Dunst reportedly turned up uninvited to a party in New York to perform an audition.

The actress crashed a lunchtime event at The Plaza Hotel's Oak Room to be tested for a role in Oscar-winning director Jane Campion’s forthcoming film Runaway.

An onlooker noted Dunst trying to impress the filmmaker, telling the New York Daily News: "Kirsten is tapdancing like crazy to get a job!"

Dunst's spokesperson has yet to respond to the claims.


Dunsty

Anonymous said...

Ryan doesn't look bad, but I never thought he's handsome or hot.

I think he's cool and really talented.

Anonymous said...

The actress crashed a lunchtime event at The Plaza Hotel's Oak Room to be tested for a role in Oscar-winning director Jane Campion’s forthcoming film Runaway.

Runaway is about a woman trapped in an unhappy marriage and is the title story of a compilation of Munro's short stories. It is the psychological and relationship oriented territory that Campion favours. 'We are just committed to doing a certain type of film that we love and that tends to be content oriented and about relationships and I guess you can call it alternative cinema.' she said.

Commenting to Screen on Munro's writing, Campion added, 'In one way you feel quite freaky when you read her stories because she so exposes a lot of dysfunctional female thinking. You feel really seen in a way that is not always flattering,' she says of the work.

Campion also explained her plans for developing the screenplay. 'I am adapting it in a really different way, the story is beautiful and I love it and I am going to get three actors to work with me. It's three fantastic parts and I want to discover the adaptation more or less in a workshop with the actors.' she said.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 3:53. Maybe the tapdance wasn't so wrong? Hope she gets the part! ;)

'A Single Man' said...

"I have always been an intuitive person. And I was driving to my office one day and it was really like, bam! I realized I was thinking about George. I had always been thinking about the character and figured I'd pick the book up again," he [Tom Ford] says, referring to protagonist George Falconer, a British academic living in Los Angeles whose partner has been killed in a car crash.

"It was a completely different book, reading it in my mid-40s and going through a bit of a mid-life crisis myself and having the good fortune of having everything material one can have in life but yet, that wasn't enough and that wasn't satisfying. The book is really an inner monologue but written from the perspective of the true self about the false self going through life."

Although George (played with impeccable poise by Colin Firth) is gay, Ford points out that the film's relationship could have just as easily have transpired between a man and woman.

"I don't even think of it as gay; that's my life," he says. "It's a human story."

ONTD - Tom Ford talks 'A Single Man' + HUGE PICS from filming!

Anonymous said...

Did you ever notice that babies/little children even clap their hands when they get their food.

LOL Jake clapping his hands like a little baby. Did you notice in that pic how his hoody strings hanging down and the top of a glass make it look like he's wearing a bib?!!

Anonymous said...

'A Single Man'

Should be a good movie.

Anonymous said...

'A Single Man' is a great movie. Did you see reviews?

Anonymous said...

Did you notice in that pic how his hoody strings hanging down and the top of a glass make it look like he's wearing a bib?!!

LMAO. I checked and noticed it too.

Anonymous said...

4:15 PM - I know and Colin got the best actor prize at the Venice film festival.

Anonymous said...

Did you notice in that pic how his hoody strings hanging down and the top of a glass make it look like he's wearing a bib?!!

Jake is wearing a cockbib ?!? In a public place?! lol

Anonymous said...

Dear Ted:
I have to comment about Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson heading into Gyllenspoon territory. All of those who have been loyal to you for years knows "exactly" what that implication means. Are you giving us a hint that Ryan and ScarJo are on the same level as crafty Reese and smiley Jake? Or are you giving us a hint that Gyllenspoon is gonna tie the knot like Ryan and ScarJo?
—Janele

Dear So Subtle:
We were implying that Ry and Scar are one latte away from being as boring as Reese and Jake. You read into things much too much, hon. In that item in particular of ours, at least.


Dear Ted:
If a little fairy grant you the wish for just one of your gay Blind Vices to come out, who would you choose and why?
—Lilly

Dear Come Into the Light:
Toothy, of course—it would be epic! As much as I love having my li'l Toothy as a regular in this column, I'd rather dish dirt about him using his real moniker.


Dear Ted:
Sorry to hear about you and Jon. I wish I had some advice to help you get past it. Maybe you should invite some friends over just for the laughter and new memories. Have a small little gathering and invite Alec Baldwin, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Robert Pattinson and Jared Padalecki over to share with you their advice on love in the 21'st century. Maybe they have some secrets they can share with you that will put it all in perspective. And on the cig's—better those than the drink, but since you're going to be single again you should remember: No one likes kissing an ashtray.
—Michael

Dear Fag Alarm:
Thanks for the fab condolence note and super party-planning tips! But my mouth has never had any complaints.


Dear Ted:
I read your description of the term beard (and double-beard). Your definition is too narrow and seems biased. A beard is someone who acts as a date/lover/boyfriend or girlfriend to hide the other person's real relationship and/or sexuality. Also, since bisexuals date and sleep with both men and women, logically neither sex is a beard. In one of your B.V.s, you've hinted that Judas Jack-Off is 'bi," so really no one he dates is a beard. Anyway, hope you're honest enough to clarify the definition of beard with your readers.
—oenchec

Dear Webster's:
If somebody's dating somebody just for show—which Judas has done with some ladies—it counts as a beard. Or how about a goatee, since you clearly want some more-specific definition for each scenario.


Dear Ted:
How many of the Blind Vice subjects know that they're in a Blind Vice with A.T.? Do they panic over it? Are there hysterics (in all senses of the word) from them, their lawyers, etc? Sorry to hear about Jon. Huge bear hug.
—B

Dear Hysterical Blindness:
A large percentage of them are pretty aware they're our shining stars, since some of these so-specific Vices couldn't have happened to anyone else. Plus, if they're sinning out in public, they shouldn't be surprised that it ends up somewhere on a gossip blog. And thanks for the virtual hugs, hon.

Bitch Back!

Anonymous said...

In one of your B.V.s, you've hinted that Judas Jack-Off is 'bi," so really no one he dates is a beard.

LOL, what kind of "logic" is that?

Anonymous said...

if they're sinning out in public

Jake needs to sin out in public more often.

Jake said...

Please tell that to my manager, PR team and attorney!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Dick Cook's firing had anything to do with POP. POP could have been something he was for, or against.

Mr. Cook needs to write a tell-all book about Disney.

Anonymous said...

I have a gut feeling that POP is going to be awful. (LOL)

IMO said...

POP: probably awful
Brothers: supporting actor
Nailed: never released
LAOD: same character as in Proof

Jake said...

POP: I'm fabulous! I'm spectacular!
Brothers: I'm fabulous! I'm spectacular!
Nailed: I'm fabulous! I'm spectacular!
LAOD: I will be fabulous! I will be spectacular!

Anonymous said...

POP: probably awful
Brothers: supporting actor
Nailed: never released
LAOD: same character as in Proof


I don't care about PoP.

Brothers - no idea. Jake will probably be solid as usual, Tobey (imo) is an uderrated actor, Nat...indifferent about her acting abilities.

Nailed - Actually looking forward to it.

LAOD - Sounds too much like Nailed (imo).

He used to choose more iteresting movies pre Rendition.

Anonymous said...

Have a small little gathering and invite Alec Baldwin, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Robert Pattinson and Jared Padalecki

Maybe just a mistake but did anyone notice that Jake's name was the only one not bolded?

Anonymous said...

OT: Is anyone else missing the Google Blogger symbol next to the commenters names? I see the mini pics if they have an account if it they don't or if it's anon there's nothing there.

Anonymous said...

Works for me - mini pic for every post.

Anonymous said...

Maybe just a mistake but did anyone notice that Jake's name was the only one not bolded?

I think it's a typo.

Anonymous said...

Or are you giving us a hint that Gyllenspoon is gonna tie the knot like Ryan and ScarJo?
—Janele

Dear So Subtle:
We were implying that Ry and Scar are one latte away from being as boring as Reese and Jake. You read into things much too much, hon.


Good :)

Anonymous said...

He used to choose more iteresting movies pre Rendition.

Or maybe Jake was offered more interesting movies pre Rendition?

Do-Gooder Dan putting his money where his mouth is....again.... said...

Leading UK charity Get Connected has announced that Daniel Radcliffe, the critically acclaimed star of the “Harry Potter” film series and Broadway’s Equus, has confirmed his support and made a generous donation to the signposting service.

Get Connected is the confidential, free, national helpline for young people under-25 who have a problem but do not know where to find help. Its trained Helpline Volunteers give each young person the emotional support and information they need to choose the best option from the thousands of services available in the UK.

Radcliffe, 20, currently busy on the film set of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, confirmed his support of Get Connected as the charity celebrated its tenth anniversary with a reception at the House of Lords.

Daniel Radcliffe said: “I am delighted to pledge my support for Get Connected, and mark their 10th anniversary by becoming their first Best Friend. The free confidential helpline finding young people help for any problem is a vital and unique service. We live in a world that is so full of choice and information; it is often impossible to know where to turn or what to do. “Get Connected is there for young people in need of help no matter what the issue, from eating disorders to abuse, homelessness to pregnancy. I see Get Connected as much more than just a gateway for information; it is a friend to thousands of young people across the UK. I also support The Trevor Project, which is America's leading national organisation focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. As with Trevor, I hope that my support can raise the visibility of Get Connected so that even more young people become aware that there’s help on hand.”

ONTD

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen David Letterman's video sendup of Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor to celebrate same sex marrige in Vermont? Its a video using Breyers to celebrate hetero marriage, one of the flavors is called "extra whipped with crush nuts". It reminded me of Ted's comments on the "whipped toothy".

Anonymous said...

David Letterman - Breyers Ice Cream for Heterosexuals

Anonymous said...

Dear Ted:
If a little fairy grant you the wish for just one of your gay Blind Vices to come out, who would you choose and why?
—Lilly

Dear Come Into the Light:
Toothy, of course—it would be epic! As much as I love having my li'l Toothy as a regular in this column, I'd rather dish dirt about him using his real moniker.


Awwww :)

Anonymous said...

Btw on Friday Just Jared had pics of the Chin leaving the gym. Didn't she just arrive in LA?! First thing she does is get JJ to do a photo op, LOL. If she was really that great and newsworthy a more realistic pap story would have been pics of her arriving at LAX. Paps are there all the time, not outside a gym 24/7. (watch: next pap pics will be her at airports)

Anonymous said...

mrsnickjerryjay: JUST MET JAKE GYLLENHAAL!!!! NO JOKE! HE TOLD ME HE'S GOING TO MAKE A TWITTER FOR ME!

^^Jake's said he's going to start his own Twitter?

Anonymous said...

nickname for Pittsburgh: Pigsbutt

Anonymous said...

What? Why?

Where? said...

How? When?

Anonymous said...

Huh?

Anonymous said...

Jake's said he's going to start his own Twitter?

I think mrsnickjerryjay was hearing things, lol.

Anonymous said...

Whut?

Atticus said...

If Daddy gets a twitter no way I'll let him follow me. Shit!

Anonymous said...

Atti, your big mouth will get you in trouble!

Anonymous said...

First thing she does is get JJ to do a photo op, LOL.

The chin is PR professional! lol

Atticus said...

Atti, your big mouth will get you in trouble!

Mmmph? <---he asks while chewing on Daddy's favorite pair of shoes

Jake said...

Fuck!

Anonymous said...

While Jake is in PIT someone needs to implant a secret camera in Atti.

Atticus said...

No problem, put it in the double cheeseburger!

Anonymous said...

Atticus, the camera would be to take of pics of your Daddy not your intestines.

Anonymous said...

But we'll let you have a double cheeseburger after you recover from the implant surgery, ok?

Atticus said...

With bacon?

Mean Girl said...

LOL It would be hilarious if Toothy and Grey Goose broke up and Toothy got stuck with the BT.

Anonymous said...

Yes all the bacon you want.

Noah said...

Atti, don't do it, your Daddy would be mad!

BT said...

"stuck with BT"?! What am I, an inflatable doll?

Anonymous said...

(((BT)))
*spanking Mean Girl*

Top Scientists Get to the Bottom of Gay Male Sex Role Preferences said...

"Tops," "Bottoms," "Versatiles" and others in the study of gay male self-identity

It’s my impression that many straight people believe that there are two types of gay men in this world: those who like to give, and those who like to receive. No, I’m not referring to the relative generosity or gift-giving habits of homosexuals. Not exactly, anyway. Rather, the distinction concerns gay men’s sexual role preferences when it comes to the act of anal intercourse. But like most aspects of human sexuality , it’s not quite that simple.
...
In fact, survey studies have found that many gay men actually self-identify as “versatile,” which means that they have no strong preference for either the insertive or the receptive role. For a small minority, the distinction doesn’t even apply, since some gay men lack any interest in anal sex and instead prefer different sexual activities. Still other men refuse to self-label as tops, bottoms, versatiles or even “gay” at all, despite their having frequent anal sex with gay men. These are the so-called “Men Who Have Sex With Men” (or MSM) who are often in heterosexual relations as well.

Several years ago, a team of scientists led by Trevor Hart at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta studied a group of of 205 gay male participants. Among the group’s major findings—reported in a 2003 issue of The Journal of Sex Research —were these:

(1) Self-labels are meaningfully correlated with actual sexual behaviors. That is to say, based on self-reports of their recent sexual histories, those who identify as tops are indeed more likely to act as the insertive partner, bottoms are more likely be the receptive partner, and versatiles occupy an intermediate status in sex behavior.

(2) Compared to bottoms, tops are more frequently engaged in (or at least they acknowledge being attracted to) other insertive sexual behaviors. For example, tops also tend to be the more frequent insertive partner during oral intercourse. In fact, this finding of the generalizability of top/bottom self-labels to other types of sexual practices was also uncovered in a correlational study by David Moskowitz, Gerulf Reiger and Michael Roloff. In a 2008 issue of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, these scientists reported that tops were more likely to be the insertive partner in everything from sex-toy play to verbal abuse to urination play.

(3) Tops were more likely than both bottoms and versatiles to reject a gay self-identity and to have had sex with a woman in the past three months. They also manifested higher internalized homophobia—essentially the degree of self-loathing linked to their homosexual desires.

(4) Versatiles seem to enjoy better psychological health. Hart and his coauthors speculate that this may be due to their greater sexual sensation seeking, lower erotophobia (fear of sex), and greater comfort with a variety of roles and activities.
...

Scientific American

Anonymous said...

^^^
Many questions about gay self-labels and their relation to development, social behavior, genes and neurological substrates remain to be answered—indeed, they remain to be asked. Further complexity is suggested by the fact that many gay men go one step further and use secondary self-labels, such as “service top” and “power bottom” (a pairing in which the top is actually submissive to the bottom). For the right scientist, there’s a life’s work just waiting to be had.

Jake said...

For the right scientist, there’s a life’s work just waiting to be had.

Cute scientists with big cocks can count on my help!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jake's getting some Pittsburgh fans.

Anonymous said...

erotophobia (fear of sex)

Hmm maybe that's what Ted sorta meant by Jake's beard not being a double, and it's not her fault.

Anonymous said...

Things I'm curious about:

1. How many photo ops the beard gets while in LA
2. If any LA photo ops show her with friends
3. How many paps are in Pittsburgh
4. How many paps miraculously turn up in Pittsburgh when the beard visits

Anonymous said...

I'm glad there have been pictures of Jake smiling. Maybe it's working again. Getting away from Reese. Being close to his family. Maybe he is dating the bodyguard.

Sadly, I think there are still some nutjobs that threaten him because of Brokeback.

I can only imagine the stalkers he may have had to deal with. A lot of people see the movie as a big step forward and it scares them. I've had conversations (well, I really listened with horror) to very educated, smart, mentally stable, urban, world traveled people and they say some horrific things. If these people have these terrible beliefs I can only guess what other people think.

Anonymous said...

Bodyguards for actors while making a film is SOP. It protects the investment.

Anonymous said...

"Sadly, I think there are still some nutjobs that threaten him because of Brokeback. "


If Jake is relevant enough these days for threats, it isn't because of Brokeback, I don't recall a bodyguard right after Brokeback, and it would seem the crazies would come out then. I think the bodyguard is morely than likely to keep Jake out of trouble. Bodyguards are sometimes babysitters. Just my opinion, I mean do you really think the producers want to hear about another blog from some guy talking about Jake wanting to touch his penis?

Anonymous said...

^^^
Or it could be to keep the paps in line so that Jake doesn't make a fool of himself again by spitting or kicking.

Anonymous said...

^^^
Ok my last thought on the bodyguard, or it could be his ego, since Reese had one on her movie set, he wants one on his movie set.

Deadly said...

OT Before you borrow or rent a car make sure you have the right floor mats. Btw there was a Toyota Camry floor mat recall 2 years ago, hope Jake took care of his.

Anonymous said...

Movie sets have bodyguards for the main actors as standard procedure. Doesn't have to be 24/7 but definitely while filming, for their safety. The BG mentioned in the twitter was during brunch when Jake was out in a public place. Stop suggesting that it's because Jake has a big ego or it's because he's getting death threats.

Anonymous said...

Think the bodyguard is probably there as a baby sitter (for Jake, not BT). If Jake has been dumped maybe people are worried that his behaviour may be a bit more irrational than normal.

also, someone's got to carry the confidentiality agreements, haven't they.

Anonymous said...

Bodyguard/driver. The talent don't drive themselves around while filming a movie or making public appearances.

Anonymous said...

Mario Testino and Michelle W. cuddling:

M&M

Anonymous said...

My favourite Testio shoot:

half-naked Jake

Anonymous said...

half-naked Jake

Second photo, Jake looking down - what is Jake looking at? :)

Anonymous said...

Second photo, Jake looking down - what is Jake looking at? :)

Jake is a provocateur. ;)

Mario said...

Jake is a cock-tease!

Anonymous said...

Think the bodyguard is probably there as a baby sitter (for Jake, not BT).

If that's the case they should use gay bodyguard, someone who could keep Jake occupied in the house and the trailer :)

Jake said...

We could read Gay Man's Kama Sutra together!

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