Thursday, 4 February 2010

Gay Celebrities Don’t Have To Come Out?

Celebrities like Michael Urie and Matt Bomer have been getting hammered recently for not being more vocal about their sexuality. Bomer, who was pictured kissing up on another man, defensively explained that he’s “completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life” and doesn’t give two shits that people think he’s gay. Urie, meanwhile, argued that he didn’t feel the need to declare his sexuality, a move that had this site’s owner saying Urie’s an “anti-activist,” because coming out’s “the most powerful and necessary action any LGBT person can make.” The Ugly Betty actor did, however, say that he’s dating a man, so he’s being criticized for not coming out enough. This debate makes me wonder: Should it be someone’s duty to declare his sexuality? We’re constantly coming out, so how often and when does it need to be done? Should people be required to come out and show the world a positive gay face?
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Activism, like gay people, comes in many forms. Coming out counts as an example, yes, but not coming out isn’t harmful. It would be nice if Urie, who plays one of television’s most hilarious gay characters, could own up to it, rather than relying on the “it could hurt my career” excuse and insisting that just because he’s with a man now, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s “gay.” He’s queer. Fine, whatever. But Urie’s parsing and Bomer’s avoidance both fit into a Hollywood model, their approaches are not necessarily harmful. They’re weak and lamentable, yes, but in the long run not calamitous. Staying in the closet only hurts when it’s coupled with harmful action, like anti-gay legislation, hence the moral relativism of outing a politician.

While the “coming out can hurt a career” argument has grown a bit dated in the wake of Neil Patrick Harris, it can be evoked, as in the queer case of Anderson Cooper. It’s no big secret that Cooper’s dating a man. Some people, however, insist he should take the next step out of the closet. Kathy Griffin recently argued against outing him because he goes to third world countries that aren’t always hospitable to the gays. That’s a valid point, yes, and one that I have made in the past. Whether or not it’s right remains open to debate. It does, however, bring up another, far more pressing question: does being gay have to come first?
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There was a time when I definitely would have said that gay people, especially high-profile actors, should come out the closet. I still think that’s true: it’s always wonderful to have strong gay role models, like Neil Patrick Harris or Jane Lynch, and gay people today should constantly be aware of past and present struggles. And thank goodness the Proposition 8 and hate crime battles helped energize a new generation of activists. But as time goes on and I become a little older, though not necessarily wiser, I’m beginning to see that we all have to wear our sexuality in the way that suits us best. Being gay does not have to be the primary part of someone’s personality. In no way am I saying one should hide their gay ways – that’s just cowardly – and fighting for gay rights should be everyone’s concern, but there also comes a time when people need to focus on other parts of themselves, rather than the parts they use in bed.

Yes, actors and other celebrities have a responsibility to set a good example, and, in my opinion, should take advantage of their platform for progressive causes. But to say that celebrities have to come out forces them to make a decision they may not be comfortable with, and that isn’t fair. We may be disappointed that celebrities cop out and stay in the closet, but we should respect their decision, even if it means losing respect for the people themselves.

Source: AKA William

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Jackie said...

"Here is an article worth reading [Why Gay Celebrities Don’t Have To Come Out] even though I almost 100% disagree with it and I think the arguments used are ultimately unpersuasive or even (in the case of Brokeback Mountain) false.

The same author of that article writes gossip roundups for Gawker like this. I'm not criticizing that or his writing at all; in fact, what I've read I like. But if you're going to enthusiastically report on the personal lives of the famous ("It's hard keeping track of Jennifer Aniston's alleged love life. One day she's screwing Gerard Butler, the next it's secret meetings with Brad."), the only two excuses for not reporting on the personal lives of the gay famous would be (1) gay people deserve privacy more than others, and/or (2) gay is an especially dirty secret.

The positive aspect of the article? This stuff needs to be discussed. In a way, even debating it is a win for the type of universal visibility I favor.

Get Out Of Here

Jake and Jacky said...

Breannuhh: @jacky_y just met Jake Gyllenhaal....amazing. He's amazingly sweet. He held Jacky.
about 3 hours ago

Breannuhh: http://twitpic.com/11ax4w - Jacky and Jake....it has a ring to it, eh?
about 3 hours ago

reposting said...

I wonder if Ramona and Matilda hang out. But yeah - Ramona is a complete sweetie
Were there a pic of them playing, I would explode. For certain.


Peter, Maggie and Ramona seem a stable and lovely family. I think they'd be good people to hang out with.

I remember when Matilda was born, how everyone said how lucky she was Heath is her dad, Michelle her mom and Jake her godfather. But I found all three of them to be weird and was probably in the minority thinking "that poor kid".
I wish her the best.

Anonymous said...

What do you mean by "weird"?

Anonymous said...

Sources say Aniston is back in touch with ex-husband Brad Pitt, ex-fiance Tate Donovan and ex-boyfriend Bradley Cooper. She is also allegedly enjoying hooks ups with Gerard Butler and Jake Gyllenhaal, and is flirting with ex-boyfriend John Mayer.

Hooks ups with Jake Gyllenhaal?

Maggie Gyllenhaal Wakes Up to Oscar Nomination -- and Pancakes! said...

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal tells "Extra" she was spending the night at brother Jake's house when she learned she was nominated for Oscar! She told "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli, "My brother's phone was ringing at his house and he woke up and said, 'Did you get nominated?!' I said, 'Yes! I did!'"

Gyllenhaal is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Crazy Heart."

Maggie said she thought about going back to bed after hearing the early morning good news, but she says Jake insisted she stay awake and he made her coffee and pancakes.

The starlet admits it's helpful coming from an acting family. Jake was nominated Gyllenhaal was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance in "Brokeback Mountain" and mom Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal has also been nominated. "You know what? That was helpful that he's been through this, that he kind of knows how he feels," Maggie dished.

Gyllenhaal also says husband Peter Sarsgaard was "amazing" and "so thrilled." His film "An Education" is nominated for three Oscars

Extra TV

epic said...

LindzeyNichole: Just saw jake gyllenhall. That's epic. Hey sexy.
about 6 hours ago

lindsay56: I just saw jake gyllenhall. FREAKING OUT! Maybe i'll have dinner with him tonight ;)
about 6 hours ago

The 50 Worst Movies Ever said...

1. "Batman and Robin" starring George Clooney, Alicia Silverstone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman
2. "Battlefield Earth" (2000) starring John Travolta, Forest Whitaker
3. "The Love Guru" (2008) with Mike Myers
4. "Raise the Titanic" (1980) with Jason Robards, David Selby
5. "Epic Movie" (2007)
6. "Heaven's Gate" (1980)
7. "Sex Lives of the Potato Men" (2004)
8. "The Happening" (2008) with Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel
9. "Highlander 2: The Quickening" (1991)
10. "The Room" (2003)

Empire

Found it!!! said...

Jake mentioning in interview how he enjoyed intimacy with Heath and all living in one trailer.

interview

Anonymous said...

Bravo 6:12 AM! :)

Too bad I can't watch it right now :(

Anonymous said...

Bravo 6:12 AM! :)

Too bad I can't watch it right now :(


Thanks. :D

Great fun watching it later at home! :)

Jake said...

Jake mentioning in interview how he enjoyed intimacy with Heath and all living in one trailer.

*Me and my big mouth!*

Anonymous said...

^^Good old times. Now something like that probably wouldn't slip out of his mouth.

Anonymous said...

What do you mean by "weird"?

I never "felt" Heath & Michelle. And wasn't surprised in the least they broke up shortly after promotional work. And to that day I can't put my finger on Jake's and Heath's relationship. And a baby was born in the middle of it all.

Anonymous said...

Jake mentioning in interview how he enjoyed intimacy with Heath and all living in one trailer.

lmao at DivaJake on "my style of [adequate]acting."

"I don't enjoy putting on a mask and walking into a scene. I think presenting yourself and having a character fit you is better than having you fit into a character."

Presenting your divine self is enough? Uh-huh. I hope someone puts that sound bite next to some Princess of Persia clips.

Anonymous said...

And a baby was born in the middle of it all.

what do you mean?

Anonymous said...

Presenting your divine self is enough? Uh-huh. I hope someone puts that sound bite next to some Princess of Persia clips.

LOL

Anonymous said...

what do you mean?

If I "knew" a man for just a couple of months, I'd be very careful not getting pregnant. Esp. when I met him on a movie set where he plays a gay guy who falls for another gay guy, and who still wasn't over a recent break up (from Watts). While I do think she was interesting to him and he felt protective of her, he probably never planned anything long term.

She was either seriously dumb not to consider all that or she just blindly fell in love and couldn't see it. Or didn't want to...

And Jake is a hypocrite, the way he was looking at Michelle sometimes was pure annoyance, but he had the nerve to proclaim how honord he was Heath chose him as godfather and how he !!!loved Michelle and Matilda. LOL. And I totally think he liked Heath more than just a friend.

If you don't call this fucked up, idk what is.

Jake said...

Presenting your divine self is enough?

Duh!

Anonymous said...

Well it's not a secret that Jake has a big ego. Even Teddy boy mentiond that. ;)

Anonymous said...

Well it's not a secret that Jake has a big ego. Even Teddy boy mentiond that. ;)

Robert Downy Jr, Jamie Foxx, Lance Armstrong, and Reese are also known for having huge egos. Why do some people need constant evidence of their own importance?

Anonymous said...

(UK premiere interviews)
WHY DO YOU THINK TOM DIDN’T APPROACH A GAY ACTOR TO PLAY THE ROLE?

Colin Firth: “The politics are quite complex. It seems to me that if you’re known as a straight guy playing a gay role, you get rewarded for that. If you’re a gay man and you want to play a straight role, you don’t get cast, and if a gay man wants to play a gay role, you don’t get cast."

ergo, Jake is straight. ;)

Anonymous said...

Why do some people need constant evidence of their own importance?

Good question!

Anonymous said...

Ego? What ego? Jake just wants to be loved :)

Anonymous said...

I never "felt" Heath & Michelle. And wasn't surprised in the least they broke up shortly after promotional work^

^^^^

I found very strange too that they break up so soon after BBM promo when "everything was so fine". If their bond was so strong why giving up without even trying?

I really think that during promotion they were the "straight normal image" of the movie, so maybe, the people attached to the film exaggerated a little bit the importance of their relationship.And also, there was the Oscar campaign too.Sad...but quite likely.


I believe that Heath & Jake awkwardness was more about professional jeaoulosy, something very common between actors but that is not an impediment to be good,caring friends once the award season is over.
I don't believe Jake dislike Michelle, i think he feels more indiference than other thing. Now that H is not longer in the world, he doesn't feel the need to keep in touch w/ M., but i really don't think he hates her or anything. Why would he?

Anonymous said...

I believe that Heath & Jake awkwardness was more about professional jeaoulosy, something very common between actors but that is not an impediment to be good,caring friends once the award season is over.

I don't think it was jealousy. I think it was a mix of how they'll be perceived together by the public and maybe a little attraction too, mostly on Jake's side that made them act awkward with each other sometimes.

Anonymous said...

I believe that Heath & Jake awkwardness was more about professional jeaoulosy

What awkwardness?

Anonymous said...

What awkwardness?

Some fans think they were awkward with each other.

Anonymous said...

And also, there was the Oscar campaign too. Sad...but quite likely.

Not likely at all.

Anonymous said...

Some fans think they were awkward with each other.

Sometimes Heath looked uncomfortable when the spotlight was on them, but I don't recall Jake looking awkward around Heath.

Anonymous said...

People.com has the story of the Chin casually dating the CAA agent. If it’s in People, then it’s PR approved and crafted by her. If this guy is her next target, then with tons of luck it means that Jake is free of going back to a bearding deal with her.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes Heath looked uncomfortable when the spotlight was on them

When Jake grabs his ass during photocalls, it's understandable he looks somewhat uncomfortable. LOL.
But on most pics they looked like they got along really well and there was affection in their eyes when looking at each other.

Anonymous said...

People.com has the story of the Chin casually dating the CAA agent. If it’s in People, then it’s PR approved and crafted by her. If this guy is her next target, then with tons of luck it means that Jake is free of going back to a bearding deal with her.

So let's hope Reese and that poor CAA agent are a couple.

Jake said...

^^
Finally free!

Anonymous said...

People.com has the story of the Chin casually dating the CAA agent.

Is Reese Witherspoon Dating Again?
...
Though Witherspoon is a CAA client, a friend of Toth's says the evening was "a date" and not a business meeting, but that it was "nothing serious." The handsome agent is known as a ladies' man: "He's enjoying the single life," says his pal.

Which likely suits Witherspoon just fine. "Reese is in a good place," a friend told PEOPLE at the time of her split. "She's doing things for her these days. She's married to her kids right now, and they're honestly her first love."

Anonymous said...

^^Yes and we see Reese a lot more with her kids since the "split". (sarcasm)

Anonymous said...

Now that H is not longer in the world, he doesn't feel the need to keep in touch w/ M.

Not even to make sure that Michelle and Matilda are OK? I don't think so.

Jake said...

When Jake grabs his ass during photocalls, it's understandable he looks somewhat uncomfortable.

*cough*

Anonymous said...

When Jake grabs his ass during photocalls, it's understandable he looks somewhat uncomfortable.


^^

LOL! You're lying, that didn't happen :DDDD

Anonymous said...

Jake is a naughty boy.

Anonymous said...

LOL! You're lying, that didn't happen :DDDD

Judge for yourself!

yes or no?

Anonymous said...

YES!

Anonymous said...

YES!

And I agree. ;)

Anonymous said...

Jake is a naughty boy.

Can you imagine how flirty and naughty would Jake be if there was no Hollywood closet?

Anonymous said...

If Reese and the CAA agent had a child, it would be all chin and nothing else. Wow.

CAA agent said...

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine how flirty and naughty would Jake be if there was no Hollywood closet?

That'd be fun to watch. ;)

Hollywood gays said...

If only! *sigh*

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
We know that several of the most infamous Blind Vices have children. How do their closeted parents expect the children to keep their secrets? I am especially asking about Baby Tile as he/she grows up, since the parents are both in the closet and/or with their beards. Will the child be in the dark like the public, too?
—Maybe now I know why celeb kids are nuts

Dear Bestsellers To Be:
Darling, it's going to be a whole new generation of Mommie Dearests!

The Awful Truth

Anonymous said...

I am especially asking about Baby Tile as he/she grows up

I thought we agreed that BT is a boy ;)

Anonymous said...

Not even to make sure that Michelle and Matilda are OK?

Nah, maybe Mr. Gosling is already making sure they are ok and there's no place for Jake...

Anonymous said...

The real reason why Reese dumped Jake:

hollywood life

Anonymous said...

^^Poor Jake, he's looking like such a loser and I'm sure it was actually him who ended it all. But Reese must look good, so. ;)

Anonymous said...

Nah, maybe Mr. Gosling is already making sure they are ok and there's no place for Jake...

You can't have too many friends.

Anonymous said...

Question: Why do some posters on OMG think Jake moved to the Eastcoast? A few comments in the last month or so from some saying, he is on the West coast because it's cold or, etc. Did we miss something? When did he supposedly move?

Anonymous said...

reese and jake didn't break up. their contract ended. that's why they both look much happier than they ever did when they were on their reeke photo-ops.

Anonymous said...

Why do some posters on OMG think Jake moved to the Eastcoast?

They do? I must have missed that.

Anonymous said...

They don't come out and say it, but they implied that he may have moved there. Was it that eastciast loving letter from Ted? I just read a comment by PG and she said that Jake must be a snowbird because of the cold in the east after she commented on that twic posted by that L.A. fan. Odd comment but then I remember others commenting before, almost like they are surprised ir disappointed when he is spotted in L.A.

Why would they think that? I think the talk is done behind the scenes :e-mails, etc. But it's just bits and pieces I pick up from the regulars. If they actually believe that they must be confused with the stories about Maggie and family staying with Jake in L.A. although he could have homes in both places but there is no evedence that he bought a home on the East.

Also, if Jake wants to keep BT a secret, he wouldn't have his sister and her family stating with him around awards time, it would bring unwanted attention.

Which means there is no BT

Anonymous said...

Why do some posters on OMG think Jake moved to the Eastcoast?

I think it was just a discussion how Eastcoast would be a better choice for for Jake, Austin and BT.

D-listed said...

D-listed funny take on the Chin's dates with mentions of Jake:

"Since the most action Reese Witherspoon ever got from Jakey Poo was a pedicure while watching a Sex and the City re-run on TBS, she has dove head first into the dating pool..." read more: Dlisted

Gemma Arterton said...

Asked about working with Gyllenhaal, she said: 'He's absolutely gorgeous and lovely, and quite goofy once you get to know him.


'The film was originally a video game so there was a lot of pressure on him from the fans, but he really went for it - he worked out every day, on top of filming. I've got no idea how he managed it.'


monsters and critics

Anonymous said...

So, Chin's new "BF" is her agent, right? It's like going to the prom with your cousin!
This is the best Evelyn could find for her?

Anonymous said...

Pic

Is this Jake's penis that so visible?

Anonymous said...

That's Jake's merkin!

Anonymous said...

No, that's 'Black Russian' codpiece!

Anonymous said...

Jake is a gorgeous man. Pity this movie will possibly suck.
I know he has always wanted a franchise, but he should have waited for a better one.

Jake said...

Gemma said: 'He's absolutely gorgeous and lovely, and quite goofy once you get to know him

Thank U Moses, she didn't talk about gay actors this time!

Anonymous said...

Also, if Jake wants to keep BT a secret, he wouldn't have his sister and her family stating with him around awards time, it would bring unwanted attention.

Which means there is no BT


Huh?!? What attention? A phone call for Maggie?

Anonymous said...

Don't be silly 11:01am. Was Jake supposed to tell Maggie she couldn't stay with him because there was an extremely thin outside chance that she could get an oscar nom?

Anonymous said...

Jake mentioning in interview how he enjoyed intimacy with Heath and all living in one trailer.

interview


I finally watched this...WOW!

Anonymous said...

Just WOW? No details to share? :)

Anonymous said...

What do you want me to say? I very much agree with the poster who said Jake liked Heath more than just as a friend. "It was really wonderful creating an intimacy with him"? I wonder how this interview got past Jake’s handlers.

prairiegirl said...

I can only speak for myself. I think Jake has established himself on the eastcoast. One of the reasons being because Atticus went out there. And yeah, good memory. Ted did say something about eastcoast lovin'. Something else connecting him with Austin.

I call him a snowbird right now because he's on the west coast where the warm weather is while all the yucky cold stuff is going on the east coast. I'm just having some fun with him.

I think he, Austin & the gang must have a place somewhere on the east coast. Both guys seem to do an awful lot of flying back & forth between the two areas.

What on earth is wrong with the Midwest is beyond me. ;D We can be trendy, too! We have Starbucks. Whole Foods. No cupcake places, though. And no high dollar furniture stores except for Ethan Allen. No one hangs out in the Midwest.

Yeah, several of us regs do communicate alot via emails and I spend more time on the phone with a few than anything else. We about have to at this point. We can't say alot of what we want anymore online. Too many lurking eyes. Heck, we had alot of observations about Reeke but you sure couldn't say some of them online, not after a few of our comments came to fruition before our eyes. Not only lurking eyes, but we get bashed. Bashed on OMG and bashed on here. Who needs that.

And I myself believe there is a BT (possibly 2). I haven't stopped believing. Yeah, it's crazy. Yeah, it's hard most of the time to believe. But I do. Not afraid to say it anymore; I'll take all the ridicule anyone wants to dish on me; doesn't matter.

prairiegirl said...

And I'll tell you something else. After what happened on OMG last weekend when someone was greatly influenced into trying to influence us and squash all BT talk (and possibly even gay talk, I couldn't tell for sure), I'm darned if I'll shut up about it.

Talk about trying to lay on a guilt trip. There are psychological practices that go on sometimes and mind games; for some reason, Jake Gyllenhaal has this unbelievable power to stir up the passions in all of his fandoms.

Jake said...

We have Starbucks. Whole Foods. No cupcake places, though.

No cupcake places?!? Sorry, that's a deal breaker!

Anonymous said...

PG: Jake took Atticus with him while filming Zodiac, there are pics of him on set with him and with Boo, and there were sightings of Jake, Atticus and Boo on set when he had to do re-shoots.

Zodiac was shot in SF and L.A.

There are pap pics of Jake and Atticus on IHJ of them in NY when he first got him. Jake has alaways traveled back and forth from Ny to L.A, for years, going back before Kiki, check out the pics on IHJ.

You can;t use those 2 reasons for him living on the Eastcoast. He probably had no one to watch Atticus :Zodiac/LAOD and doesn't always like to put the dog in a kennel.

I thinj he lives in Venice, CA.

Anonymous said...

I think Jake has established himself on the eastcoast.

Why would he do that?

prairiegirl said...

And it sounds like he does for the most part live there in CA. For sure clear up to the point when Reeke was in full throttle.

But there was something about when he took Atticus. Atticus has stayed behind in CA as far as I could tell all during Reeke. He's an old dog (sorry Atti, no offense. But in dog years and also for the size of dog he is? Large dogs do not live as long as smaller dogs) and to me, it seemed significant that he took Atticus east with him this time. Because since Reeke began, Atticus may as well have been kept in a carrier for as often as we ever got to see him with Jake. And to be fair, Jake was filming overseas alot. But he still came home for all those photo ops.

We'll see. I'm not going to melt down if he's in CA. I just think the Jaustin family has a place on the east coast somewhere.

And this is where we'll all get on separate train tracks which is fine. I just happen to believe that Jake & Austin are still together and since Austin films in NC, it makes things easier for them to all be over there.

And I think Montreal is on the east side of the U.S. (I'm not positive - my geography is terrible). But that will also make it easier for them all to be within short flight distance.

prairiegirl said...

Now watch - we'll have a Just Jared post of Jake with Atticus at a Starbucks in California.

;D

pics said...

January 31 - At A Gas Station In Beverly Hills

IHJ

Anonymous said...

What kind of car is that?

Anonymous said...

I just think the Jaustin family has a place on the east coast somewhere.

Quite possible, but I think LA is Jake's home and LA is the place where business is for Jake and Austin.

not January 31? said...

Jake Gyllenhaal Will Pump You Up

Jake Gyllenhaal talks on his cell phone while pumping gas at a Chevron station on Thursday (February 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 29-year-old actor plays the lead role in the movie adaptation of the video game The Prince of Persia, coming this May.

Jake’s ex Reese Witherspoon, 33, was recently spotted having dinner at Santa Monica’s Italian eatery Locanda Portofino with Jim Toth, an agent from big-time representatives Creative Arts Agency.

The couple quietly split last December.

Just Jared

Anonymous said...

^^He has the same clothes on like a few days before and is uncombed.

BT said...

Don't blame me!

Anonymous said...

@4:25 - same clothes and same hair because it's the same day.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he's just pissed that Chin won't stop talking crap and drag him down even if they are done? Stupid bitch! He should have never had anything to do with her.

Anonymous said...

@4:25 - same clothes and same hair because it's the same day.

JJ said they're from the 4th. Maybe he got it wrong?

Anonymous said...

In the pic with the Sarsgaards he has a blue shirt on under the black.

Anonymous said...

IHJ says they're from the 31st. I believe IHJ over JJ.

Anonymous said...

How come that IHJ is 4 days late with posting these pictures?

Anonymous said...

To make you paranoid and suspicious?

Anonymous said...

Come on 4:39 PM, please explain why we shouldn't be paranoid and suspicious in this case :)

Anonymous said...

Posted on WDW

ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Jeans global creative director Kevin Carrigan said:

“I think she’s [Lady Gaga] entertainment. Entertainment, fashion and art – they’re all quite different things. Yes, there’s a crossover. I love Lady Gaga. She has bravado and a sense of experimentation that’s something to celebrate. But, do I think she gets it right all the time? No! Do I love every outfit? No! But, in some of her videos, like the one she did with Beyonce, she looked amazing,” said the British-born Carrigan.

He said he doesn’t have a specific muse, as that would be more for the couture designers. For him, it’s all about strong intelligent people who dress for themselves and who are into design.

Someone who certainly dresses for himself is American Idol star Adam Lambert. Carrigan’s opinion was that he’s metrosexual, or “hybrid” as he put it, and he actually sees Lambert as quite asexual.

Personally, I prefer my men to be more masculine and sexy. I love Jake Gyllenhaal; Carey Mulligan the new actress from An Education, I think she’s got a great style. I also love Sofia Coppola who’s behind the camera. I would love to dress her as I think she’s amazing. The ck men or women are sexy, edgy and cool.”

Less is more

Anonymous said...

Masculine and sexy! That's quite a compliment :)

DADT said...

Gen. Colin L. Powell, who as the nation's top military officer in the 1990s opposed allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, switched gears today and threw his support behind efforts to end the "don't ask, don't tell" law he helped shepherd in. "In the almost 17 years since the 'don't ask, don't tell' legislation was passed, attitudes and circumstances have changed," General Powell said in a statement issued by his office. He added: "I fully support the new approach presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee this week by Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen."

gay fan said...

krisfan: wants to be on an island. with no one else...well except jake gyllenhaal.
11 minutes ago

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
I'm in love with Ryan Gosling, and I'm pretty sure everyone at the AT is too. Has he ever been a B.V.? And who would you pair him up with besides your coworker?
—Interesting

Dear Cupid:
Me! Only half kidding there. Don't think Ry bats my way, but if Taryn turns him down, then what about someone like Anna Kendrick?

MB said...

Matt Bomer - Men's Health (March 2010) scans

twitter said...

Yarnna_Lewis: Has E-mailed Jake Gyllenhaals Publicist regarding the fake Jake and maggie gyllenhaal accounts. expect to have your accounts suspended.
40 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

Jake, don't speak on your cell while pumping gas.

Reese's dinner date is in response to the Jake and Jennifer BS. She can't be the one left again for someone sexier. And Jennifer is way sexier.

Anonymous said...

ONTD comment:

"OMG I have the most hilarious story to tell.

One of my co-workers used to live in New York City and one of her friends there was a casting director. The casting director had a party around '03/'04 and my friend was one of the guests. Also there was Maggie Gyllenhaal who supposedly was very tipsy. One of the partygoers asked her 'Where's Kirsten?' as in Kirsten Dunst. Maggie's response: "I don't know; ask her dealer."

I AM NOW A MAGGIE STAN FOR LIFE AFTER HEARING THAT."

Anonymous said...

^^The Gyllenhaals obviously don't like druggie Drunkst.

Although when Kiki was an up and coming star and tried to get Jake to play Spidey she was good enough. Yup, yup, yup. ;)

Anderson Cooper said...

From ac: while the plight of children in Haiti has touched us all, stories about me adopting a baby are completely false.
about 5 hours ago

Anonymous said...

Dear Cupid:
Me! Only half kidding there. Don't think Ry bats my way, but if Taryn turns him down, then what about someone like Anna Kendrick?


Didn't know who Anna K. was and looked her up on imdb. She's cute.
Ted's obviously not a Michelle/Ryan shipper. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Anderson Cooper said...
From ac: while the plight of children in Haiti has touched us all, stories about me adopting a baby are completely false.
about 5 hours ago


I wonder who and why (someone) makes such stories up? Jeez.

Anonymous said...

Ted's obviously not a Michelle/Ryan shipper.

Bad Ted!

Anonymous said...

Bad Ted!

He never jumps on board like the rest. He's a rebel. ;)

oops! said...

Prada fashion model Nick Snider, named by Forbes in 2008 as the fifth most successful male fashion model, was busted Monday morning in Arkansas for DUI and then attempted to offer police officers a sex bribe.

The Smoking Gun reports:

"According to an Independence County Sheriff's Department report, when deputies approached the intoxicated Snider, he stated, 'I am a very famous model.' As Snider was being transported in a patrol car to the county jail, he 'kept trying to get me to stop the car and let him go,' reported Deputy Brian Luetschwager. 'Mr. Snider stated to me, 'If you stop I'll suck your dick and balls if you let me go.'' Snider...allegedly repeated the oral sex offer after arriving at the local lockup, where the model 'also harassed the booking Jailer with similar sexual comments.' After declining the barter deal, deputies lodged an additional charge against Snider, this one for illegally attempting to influence a public servant. He pleaded not guilty yesterday to the three misdemeanor counts during an appearance in Independence County District Court. Snider is free on $780 bond and is scheduled for a February 17 trial."

Snider is currently booked for New York's fashion week, which begins on February 11.

Top Male Prada Model Busted for DUI, Oral Sex Bribe to Officer

Anonymous said...

Snider...allegedly repeated the oral sex offer after arriving at the local lockup, where the model 'also harassed the booking Jailer with similar sexual comments.'

Harassed?!? He was just friendly!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Jake, is that you?

gay is OK fans said...

Found it!!! said...
Jake mentioning in interview how he enjoyed intimacy with Heath and all living in one trailer.


Jake, we miss your big mouth!

Anonymous said...

I don't believe Jake dislike Michelle, i think he feels more indiference than other thing.

He's not sure whether to like her or not. ;) I was truly surprised that they seemed kind of close during Toronto promotion though. She stood quite close to him and during the conference stroked his back (when he said sth stupid) to reassure him I guess. They obviously got friends through Heath. But I do agree that he seems quite indifferent about M.

Anonymous said...

She stood quite close to him and during the conference stroked his back (when he said sth stupid)

Awww! Something stupid - like what?

Anonymous said...

Awww! Something stupid - like what?

Sorry, but I don't remember anymore. I watched it like 4 years ago.

Anonymous said...

OK.

Anonymous said...

OK.

I hope the whole press conference video will surface again somewhere. It's a great watch. They were a nice cast. :)

Anonymous said...

The best :)

Anonymous said...

Agreed. No wonder we still follow them. ;)

Uncle Jake said...

Gay men may have 'super uncle' evolutionary advantage: Researchers

"It's a question which has troubled science since Darwin: if homosexuality is, at least in part, inherited, how are those genes being passed down to new generations?

Canadian researchers say they have found the first evidence to back up the theory that gay men have the evolutionary advantage of being "super uncles", a way of enhancing the survival prospects of close relatives and — indirectly, at least — making it more likely their genes are passed on.

Paul Vasey, associate professor in the University of Lethbridge's department of psychology, said his research found evidence that gay men may be more willing to support their nieces and nephews financially and emotionally.

The idea is that homosexuals are helping their close relatives reproduce more successfully and at a higher rate by being helpful: babysitting more, tutoring their nieces and nephews in art and music, and helping out financially with things like medical care and education."

But a real Fa'afafin wouldn't ignore his godchild.

Anonymous said...

7:20;Except when it comes to Twilight crap.

Anonymous said...

"7:20;Except when it comes to Twilight crap."

Actually it was Ted that first reported Kristen and Robert as a couple. Other gossips like Loathsome Lainey said that the romance wasn't real and months later those same gossip columnists including Lainey started reporting the romance daily.

So Ted was a rebel there as well. I think Ted has better sources.

Anonymous said...

If Ted had better sources, he would know that the relationship is fake and that Kristen Stewert is a bigtime dyke, Patterson i'm not too sure about.

Ted just realized that the fandom is massive and he can get a shitload of hits. Lainey just jumped in on it.

Even some Twilight fans know it's bs, but they are just too wrapped up in the shipping of them.

Word out of Sundance when Stewart was there promoting her film: she pinged so much she ponged!!!

DL has a thread on Ted and Twilight and how full of shit he is regarding him cherry picking fauxmances to critcize.

What other "mainstream" bloggers are yakking about them? Sure not MK from D-listed, I don't even think Perez goes on about them, Patterson solo yes but he doesn't pimp them but i may be wrong.

It's the mainstream rags like Peple, Us, Ok, that yak about them and that's where Ted and Lainey are locked step with the kneepad rags.

Rebel my ass

Anonymous said...

It's even worse than I thought. Ted backpeddling on BI that pointed to Patterson and Stewart, a BI that was clearly about them deleted from the AT boards, a fake sighting sent in by shippers that Ted used as an actual sighting when Robert was elsewhere, Robertsen saying in a VF interview that he and Kristen are just friends, no romance and the death threats that he got, etc:

http://www.datalounge.com/cgi-bin/iowa/ajax.html#page:showThread,8483538,5

Anonymous said...

Someone is trying to discredit Ted. A roundabout way to discredit Toothy and Baby Tile stories. We don't read Twilight crap here so no impact with this audience.

Anonymous said...

Atticus was with Jake when he filmed BBMt (I can't remember where but IIRC there was snow and he and Atti were playing in it) and Jarhead (in New Mexico). Looks like he takes him everywhere he can.

Re living in LA, NY, wherever. If you're born and raised to adulthood in Southern California it's awfully hard to live anywhere else. IMO Jake's homebase is LA and probably always will be.

gotcha said...

10:15 + 10:34 = resident WFT troll

Anonymous said...

LA is his office, not his emotional home. Psychically, he's homeless.Ambitious closeted gay men tend to he psychically homeless. He needs a running buddy now. Where the hell is Chris? Oh wait, I forgot. He's hanging out with the other Jake.

The closet giveth and the closet taketh away.

Anonymous said...

A man who is close to his family can't be homeless.

Anonymous said...

Someone is trying to discredit Ted.

Someone is trying to discredit Ted for the last 4 years. Keep on trying trolly!

Anonymous said...

Loathsome Lainey

LOL

Anonymous said...

4:35, shame on you. Don't you realize that 3:46 knows all there is to know about Jake and his emotional state of mind, his psyche and where he has his office?

Anonymous said...

LOL @ the pics of Jake on his cell at the gas station. He was probably calling to find out how to work the machine and where the gas tank was.

Austin said...

:x

Steven Battles said...

I guess it's time to clear the air: yes, I have met Jake Gyllenhal. I'll tell you about it some time.
about 10 hours ago

http://twitter.com/stevenbattles

Anonymous said...

Steven Battles

Anonymous said...

Did Jake and Steven hang out?

Jake said...

I'm not a slut, I'm just very friendly!

another big mouth! said...

In a live interview that aired Feb 2 on Metro Morning, a Toronto CBC-radio program, Pamela Taylor was put on the hot seat, asked to name any openly gay Conservative MPs or Ontario MPPs. The trick is, none are openly gay. She named John Baird, a Conservative cabinet minister who has always refused to discuss his sexuality in the media.

Baird is a familiar face in gay social circles in Ottawa. He regularly chats up queer bureaucrats at Public Service Pride social events. He's a friend of gay former Ottawa city councillor Alex Munter. He's attended Ottawa's Pride parties, including the 2009 parade (see photo).

In the media, he's often portrayed as a workaholic bachelor and is the frequent (though non-sexual) date of Laureen Harper. Taylor is running in a Toronto-Centre provincial by-election to replace openly gay former deputy premier George Smitherman. That election is Feb 4.

Baird, 40, was first elected in 1995 as a provincial Progressive Conservative. In 1999, he became a cabinet minister under then-premier Mike Harris. Baird was responsible for the contentious welfare-to-work file during that time.

He was elected federally in 2006. As treasury board president that year, he stripped funding from the Court Challenges Program, a Chretien-era initiative that funded important gay legal battles, including the fight for gay marriage. He also "defanged" Status of Women Canada and cut funding for adult literacy and medical marijuana research.

However, Baird has never voted against gay marriage federally and was one of 10 Conservative MPs to vote against reopening the issue late in 2006. Last November, he spoke out against a violent, anti-gay bill making its way through the Ugandan legislature. At the time, he called it "abhorrent" and "offensive" and said that "it offends Canadian values."

Taylor's comments were part of a scuffle over the provincial Progressive Conservatives' record on gay issues.

ANDY BARRIE: Can you think of a single openly gay Conservative politician, either provincially or federally, who is gay?

TAYLOR: Openly gay? John Baird.

BARRIE: [Stunned] Thank you. You got me.

TAYLOR: And there are many others.

BARRIE: That was really dumb of me. To listen to the clip, go to the Metro Morning website and click on Toronto By-Election (it's about halfway through).

Representatives for Pam Taylor and John Baird have not returned our calls for comment.

OPEN SECRET: Conservative cabinet minister John Baird outed

Jake said...

Damn! I hope no one will ask Gemma about gay actors!

Anonymous said...

More Anne H. GQ pics:

ONTD

Ted said...

totally hot, kinda shocking #Blindvice tom!
about 10 hours ago

lol said...

More Anne H. GQ pics: ONTD

Comments:

My BFF was like, "OMG! I saw her tits in Brokeback!" and I was like, "Dude, you're gay: why is this exciting?" That's my story, bro.

Gay men love tits. Well that's been my experience with gay men and my tits.

Haha, truth.

Now that you mention it, he rarely looks me in the eye. Damn. Now I'm gonna have to tape these suckers down.

gay Jake said...

I like boobs too!

Anonymous said...

An ambitious closeted gay man who is close to his family and no one else needs to get a life, better friends or a husband. Beards need not apply.

Anonymous said...

^^True.

Anonymous said...

Anne Hathaway - I'm a straight woman (i think), but I'd totally get it on with Anne. She has a hot body. ;)

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with Jake's friends?

Anonymous said...

She has a hot body.

ITA!

Anonymous said...

Now that you mention it, he rarely looks me in the eye. Damn. Now I'm gonna have to tape these suckers down.

LOL

what about Jake? said...

An "insider" says Jennifer Aniston was left "really messed up and heartbroken" by John Mayer. "She wants to be set up with a wealthy businessman, not a celebrity." Either way, what's important is that he's rich, apparently. [Us]

casting couch girl said...

CDAN – This former B list female tween singer with one hit is now an actress/singer who probably gets more auditions than anyone in town. Why? Well she is still very young although now legal, and is known for being very very accommodating to producers. So accommodating in fact that she went from barely getting any work to getting parts in five different movies all within about a month.

http://blindgossip.com/?p=15682

Won't someone think about the children! said...

A group called One Million Moms (which is a project of the American Family Association), is protesting a Valentine's Day campaign by Armani Exchange featuring three sets of couples (two men, a man and woman, and two women) showing affection to one another.

Towleroad

Anonymous said...

I hope One Million Homophobic Moms have only straight children.

BT said...

The idea is that homosexuals are helping their close relatives reproduce more successfully and at a higher rate by being helpful: babysitting more, tutoring their nieces and nephews in art and music, and helping out financially with things like medical care and education."

*sulks*

Anonymous said...

Seems that One Million Moms are in need of some affection themselves
:(

Anonymous said...

How about a nice kick in the ass?

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with Jake's friends?

Nothing. Jake is clever to make friends with power players who can help him get ahead. Jake's a player, too. Reese made up for Austin, who has zero star power.

Anonymous said...

Reese's star power was useful and helped Jake?! When? During London dinner with Jerry?

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
Not up to date, so this question might be old news: Is Grey Goose Kevin Spacey?
—Jan

Dear 2009:
Definitely not. Goose has a sexy six-pack, which I'm pretty sure Spacey hasn't had since...forever.

The Awful Truth

Anonymous said...

Jake is clever to make friends with power players who can help him get ahead

... and he's normal enough to have civilian friends and to be friends with colleagues without the star power.

Santa said...

frelll: Jake Gyllenhaal sure looks good in a santa hat!
7 minutes ago

Pappa G said...

No Man’s Land

Posted on 03 February 2010

I was turning left off Barham Boulevard the other evening from Warner Brother’s Studios where I had been preparing to direct The Mentalist for CBS. It had been a good day, a fun day – scouting locations, casting, going over the script. I was headed toward Hollywood, along Caheunga Boulevard West. It’s a strange road as you come through the pass from “the valley” into LA proper. On the right there is chaparral (scrub and rocks – generally bleak hillsides, but green from the recent heavy rains). Almost a wilderness, except near the top there are high-end modern and post-modern homes, looking out over the city. On the left is the Hollywood Freeway – a brutal mass of complex concrete with hurtling cars and trucks.

Caheunga Boulevard is a lot of concrete too – four curving lanes’ worth – and one can almost keep even with the freeway traffic, which makes the whole experience a bit dangerous. Street lamps zip by. There are no sidewalks. Pockets of litter swirl anxiously. Its a kind of a purgatory with hell emanating from the nasty freeway traffic to your left and heaven drifting down somewhere from up there in the hills. I was slowing for a traffic light that leads off to Mulholland Drive on the right. David Lynch made a movie, Mullholland Drive.

A bus was just in front, cars scattered around me, waiting for the light – rumbling – a slight shimmer of exhaust. It was just in front of the bus that I saw this man kiss another man, balanced on the cracked curb with only a dirt path behind him. Why did this kiss catch me – I’d seen plenty of men kiss each other before? The location was strange, sure, but that wasn’t it. The taller of the two was the one being kissed. The shorter man (a bit overweight) was also gently slipping a jacket over this taller man’s shoulders. The cars were edging forward now so my view was improving. Both men had shaved heads. Were they Buddhists? Were they gay? Their clothes seemed monkish, but maybe it was just that baggy fashion – hip, street-smart. It’s hard to remember. Actually the kisser – kissing the taller man on the face now again – then again – then again – seemed like a boy. Like a baby, even though he was probably thirty-five or forty. Too much affection for a man that age. Too much abandon. Was he retarded? Yes. No.

The cars were getting edgy. The shorter man adjusted the lapel of the taller man’s maroon jacket with the gentleness and affection of a coddling mother. It was just not right. Too intimate. Had the taller man been bare-chested before the jacket? Yes. No. Was my jarred imagination playing dirty tricks? They didn’t seem gay. The shorter one did seem retarded, though, or something, or…

The light turned. All the cars and bus quickly picked up speed as the shorter man clung to the maroon jacket, which I now saw had cowboy-like designs, stitched black and circular. This shorter man (growing smaller now) pulled the taller man’s head down to his chest so that he could kiss the top of the taller man’s shaved head over and over and over. The taller man, almost unperturbed, seemed suddenly like a big brother, but it was all too troubling and my rear view mirror was losing them. Awful. Creepy. Only now the skyline of Hollywood was rising up to greet me with its familiar buildings, billboards and neon. Off to my right was the overwhelming and comforting mall of Hollywood and Highland. A splash of lined-up brake lights turned everything red and glowing. All of it helped to pull me into the comforting, inhuman and predictable safety of concrete, steel and glass.

No Man’s Land

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
Out of Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, and Brad Pitt and George Clooney, who would you pick as having Hollywood's best bromance (or mutual straight-guy man-crush) and why? Cheers!
—Radha

Dear I Love You, Man:
Pitt-Clooney may be a classic, but right now the hottest bromance is definitely Jackles. And I'm not just picking these two sexy studs because Danneel Harris will Twittack me if I say otherwise.

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
Count me among those obsessed with Nelly Fang! I'm wondering if he is still taking those sexy runs through the park, or if he is more cautious now that he has been "outed" as a Blind Vice?
—Tampa

Dear Filthy Fang:
You think this bloodsucking stud is scared of little old me? He needs to exercise to keep his bangin' bod in shape, right? And what's better exercise than a little bit of running and a lot of in-the-forest humping.

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
It is great to hear that Colin Firth was nominated for an Oscar for his mesmerizing performance in A Single Man! His comments about gay actors coming out are so spot on. He is a hero to stand up for the gay community! And his Italian wife is so beautiful and classy! They are for real, right? He and Hugh Jackman are the perfect men.
—Lillian

Dear Sexy and Smart:
Firth's comments about it being risky to come are true, which totally sucks. But actors like Neil Patrick Harris are proving that someone can be out of the closet and play hetero just as well as all these "oh-so-brave" straight actors can play gay. Imagine.

Anonymous said...

Pappa G - No Man’s Land

*cough*

Anonymous said...

Pappa G - No Man’s Land

Jake

Black Swan said...

"I was terrified. At the moment I lived in a state of inner terror. Nudity is something absolutely natural and I'm not prudish - but in a film it can be distracting. Doing Black Swan I couldn't say no. The project is a huge opportunity for me to show a new me. I can't always play the nice mothers. My other problem is that single pictures are being taken out of context and put on the internet."

— Natalie Portman, who has some girl-on-girl action with Mila Kunis in the ballerina film by Darren Aronofsky. [Metro Uk via ONTD]

'Damn Yankees' and 'Daddy's Home': More New Helmers Get Their Hollywood Shot said...

Not so long ago, Hollywood studios were reluctant to look beyond a list of 20 high-profile directors to helm the big blockbusters. And when those veterans were busy, the majors had to put projects on hold until the directors freed up. That was hardly practical, so the studios began looking outside the Top 20. Now more than ever, the moguls are taking a chance on names so low profile that the Industry has barely heard of them. Today, there are two more examples. I've learned that New Line president Toby Emmerich is setting Bandslam director Todd Graff to helm Damn Yankees, a big-scale musical that has Jake Gyllenhaal and Jim Carrey attached. And Paramount's Adam Goodman is giving screenwriter Etan Cohen the chance to make his feature directorial debut on Daddy’s Home, a comedy that will star Will Ferrell and Ed Helms.

So why would studios entrust their tentpoles to relative newcomers? Because of Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer, X-Men's Bryan Singer and even Charlie's Angels' McG. All were instances of the majors taking a chance on emerging talent and enjoying big box office rewards because of it. McG, for instance, was plucked by Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal from the music video biz. Now she's gone obscure once again by tapping (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb to reboot her Spider-Man franchise.

Plus, there are perks. Not only can the studios pay these ingenue directors far less than the veterans who demand first-dollar gross. But the moguls can also exercise more control over the product and the talent. It can dictate what length or rating the film has to come in at, as well as take back final cut. In addition, the studio can often grab a future option on directors before they get hot. Besides, a lot of very experienced helmers have had more than their fair share of flops.

Nor do the directors necessarily have to be young. Todd Graff is 50, but Damn Yankees is the biggest directing assignment he's ever snagged. Graff entered the biz as an actor, part of The Electric Company troupe as well as films like Garry Marshall's The Flamingo Kid and James Cameron's The Abyss. But he also began his career as a Broadway stage thesp who received a Tony nomination for the musical Baby. Graff's debut as a film director was the musical Camp. And he also helmed 13, a Jason Robert Brown stage musical that played at LA's Mark Taper Forum. Still, big blockbuster musicals are hard to pull off, and Graff might seem a surprising choice given that his 2009 Bandslam grossed only $5.2 million. But that film received glowing reviews -- and one insider infamously complained to Nikki Finke (Behind The Scenes Of 'Bandslam' & Summit) that Summit mistakenly marketed it as High School Musical when the pic was much edgier. I'm told Graff will rewrite a first draft of Damn Yankees by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel for New Line's Hairspray-producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. What's planned is a contemporary version of the 1955 Tony-winning musical's story of a middle-aged fan who makes a Faustian bargain to sell his soul in order to become a slugger who’ll lead his hapless favorite team to the World Series. Though neither deal is set yet, Gyllenhaal is attached to play the slugger, Carrey to play the devil. There is also a plum role for a young actress to play Lola, the temptress sent by the devil to seduce the ballplayer.
...
Deadline Hollywood

Rotten Tomatoes said...

Bandslam (2009)

80%

Anonymous said...

Damn Yankees will be produced by New Line Cinema and producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produced the Academy Award winning film, Chicago.

Anonymous said...

I have the feeling that PoP is coming a little out of time.

Avatar's hype is still very fresh and public in general seem not to be very interested in watching action movies without the 3D effect.
And then, there is "Clash Of Titans" that I fear is going to eclipse Jake's movie...

IDK, maybe i'm being too negative but the only fuss i've heard about PoP comes from here & OMG. Not that I'm resting importance of the posters of this two wonderful sites but....
:(

Anonymous said...

^"Clash of the Titans" is being converted into 3D and the release was pushed back to April 2nd.

Anonymous said...

Avatar's hype won't last forever and I don't believe that people will watch movies just because there are in 3D.

Anonymous said...

"Clash of the Titans" is being converted into 3D

Heat Vision comment: "There is a huge difference in quality with a movie being SHOT in 3D and a movie being CONVERTED into 3D. Avatar was shot in 3D and it shows. Why can't studios look at the future of filmmaking instead of just trying to fool their audience?"

Anonymous said...

IDK, maybe i'm being too negative but the only fuss i've heard about PoP comes from here & OMG.

We'll see what happens in May, during movie promotion - at least we will be amused by Jake's interviews :)

Chuck Todd, Verified Account and TDAT? said...

@chucktodd if you see Jake Gyllenhaal..I'd say.. follow him.
about 1 hour ago from web in reply to chucktodd

http://twitter.com/im2b

Anonymous said...

Whether you personally like him or not you have to agree that Stephen G is an excellent, very flowingly descriptive writer.

Anonymous said...

"the only fuss i've heard about PoP comes from here & OMG."

Also WDW and GB and IHJ. BUT what's telling, IMO, is how in last 2-3 weeks ONTD has had at least 2 features on "the most anticipated movies of 2010" and POP wasn't listed in any of them. And remember, it wasn't ONTD's list, they were just reproducing articles from other sources.

Anonymous said...

I like Stephen, I wish I understood what he was trying to say about that gay couple :)

SATC Actor Willie Garson Finalizes Son's Adoption said...

Actor Willie Garson is officially a father – after having begun the process of adopting his 8-year-old son, Nathen, a year ago.

The adoption, fostered by The Alliance for Children’s Rights and Westside Children’s Center, was finalized in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the Sex and the City actor, who currently stars on the USA Network's White Collar, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"From the first time I met him, I said, 'That's my kid,' " says Garson, 45. His biggest challenge so far as a single parent? Helping Nathen with his homework.

"He’s in third grade, and I'm in the third grade," jokes Garson, who reprises his role as Stanford Blatch – the best guy pal of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) – in the upcoming Sex and the City 2, which hits movie theaters May 28.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20341944,00.html

mouse said...

It was George and Lennie. I know, because I was in Lennie's pocket and heard everything.

Anne Hathaway left Catholicism after brother came out said...

Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway has revealed her family became Episcopalians after her brother came out.

The Devil Wears Prada star grew up as a Catholic in New Jersey but when Hathaway's brother Michael told the family he was gay, they decided to leave their faith.

Hathaway told GQ magazine: "The whole family converted to Episcopalianism after my elder brother came out. Why should I support an organisation that has a limited view of my beloved brother?" The actress said she was currently unsure about her own faith, saying: "So I'm… nothing [no denomination]. F**k it, I'm forming. I'm a work in progress."

She also discussed screen kisses in the interview, naming Angelina Jolie for having the best movie embraces. Hathaway said: "Full-on movie kissing … it’s a totally different experience. But really you have to be Angelina Jolie to pull that off and still look good. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I ain’t no Angie.”

Pink News

Anonymous said...

Got to love Anne!

Jake said...

She also discussed screen kisses

Not a word about merkins?

Damn Yankees said...

Movie Musicals Are Alive and Well: Gyllenhaal and Carrey’s Damn Yankees Moves Forward; Crowe and Beyonce for A Star Is Born?

Nine may have crapped out at the box office last year, but the movie musical isn’t dead by a long shot. There has been news this week that Russell Crowe may be the comically unlikely leading man to appear opposite Beyonce in a new version of A Star is Born, for one. (That may end up being a romantic drama with musical overtones, rather than a full-on musical.) And now a report says that New Line is tapping Bandslam director Todd Graf to oversee the new film version of Damn Yankees, which has long had Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal attached.
Deadline Hollywood talks about Damn Yankees, expressing some interest that Graf, who has never directed a big-budget film, has been tapped to direct. But he’s got stage experience (and a Tony nomination for his work in the musical Baby) and Bandslam was said to be a much better movie than Summit’s High School Musical knock-off marketing made it out to be.

If he can keep Gyllenhaal and Carey on board, this could be…interesting? Gyllenhaal would be the baseball fan who makes a deal with the devil to become a great ballplayer and lead his favorite team to the World Series, while Carrey would be the devil.

And then there’s the A Star is Born news, which sounds like an insane exercise in miscasting, but maybe I’ve just got Crowe’s rock effort 30 Odd Ft. of Grunts in mind. He’d be “an aging, alcoholic musician who mentors/is schooled by — and then finds romance with — a younger female star,” played by Beyonce. Nick Cassavetes has been in talks to direct, from a new script by Will Fetters. [LAT]

As far as commentary goes, I like film musicals, but can’t get excited about either of these projects. The musical is a really great way to tell a story, as big chunks of plot can be compressed into a five-minute song, and there’s always the potential for entertaining physical spectacle. Rather than continuing the endless cycle of going back to old stories (a musical tradition, to some extent) I’d be much more excited to see the musical pushed forward somehow. Not likely to happen, though, given the ratio of expense to risk when mounting one on a large scale. At least we’re not seeing the career of the other Damn Yankees immortalized on screen. Yet.

slashfilm.com

Anonymous said...

Silly Damn Yankees manip

Austin said...

Um OMFG. Jake Gyllenhaal just walked right by me...
5 minutes ago

Location: Austin

http://twitter.com/MissMarthaBell

Anonymous said...

^^^ *cough*

Anonymous said...

Someone knows where Austin (the man) is?

Anonymous said...

In Austin, TX? ;)

OTH forum said...

Well Fashion Week in NY is next Thursday so hopefully Sophia will go and Austin will tag along with her like he has in the past

Anonymous said...

"In Austin, TX? ;)"

You think? Does he have off from shooting?

Anonymous said...

Holy shit, I checked out the list of celebrities that are attending fashion week on that OTH thread and they get paid, I didn't know that.

Maggie G is listed as attending and is getting $60.000.

Anonymous said...

Not bad!

Anonymous said...

With all due respect to Maggie, she's a good actress. But I doubt many will care if she's there or not. I don't think she's worth 60.000 at all.

Anonymous said...

Does he have off from shooting?

As far as I know, they don't film OTH during weekends.

Anonymous said...

"Um OMFG. Jake Gyllenhaal just walked right by me...
5 minutes ago "

No one go nuts, you know how many look a likes Jake has walking round, it could be Toby Maguire she saw. But to be safe I volunteer to head to Austin, I am only 3 hours away. I will look up and down 6th street all weekend if I have to.

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