Sunday, 20 June 2010

Father's Day

Clay Aiken and Parker
Clay Aiken

October 2008

Becoming a father led to another life-changing decision for Clay Aiken, 29, the American Idol runner-up whose awkward charm, flat-ironed red hair and soulful sound inspired a curious and deeply devoted cult of music fans who call themselves Claymates. Long dogged by rumors about his sexuality, Aiken decided the time had come for him to publicly acknowledge what he's known privately since he was in college: He's gay.

Says Aiken: "It was the first decision I made as a father. I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that."


Ricky Martin, Matteo and Valentio
Ricky Martin

December 2008

"I’m going to concentrate on becoming a better, stronger, more complete person. All throughout my career — a career I’ve pursued since I was twelve — I have had to make sure to please people and ensure that people were happy with the things I was doing. At this moment, though, I’m focusing on what makes me happy. My sons are happy and they’re going to grow up being sure of themselves. When they ask a question, they will always receive an answer given with the utmost honesty and sincerity. They’re not going to feel ‘different,’ because there are hundreds — thousands — of children all over the world who are raised solely by their mothers or only by their fathers. I’m choosing to focus on the light, not the dark.

I always knew a wanted to be a father. I have such happy childhood memories of my own dad, and I thought it was important to share that kind of love with children of my own.

I felt a real need to see myself reflecting in my children’s eyes, that’s why I decided to go with a surrogate. It was the best option for me at this point in my life. There are people who think that science and medicine don’t go with God, but I see art and God’s hand in each and every one of my sons’ movements, in each smile and every cry. This whole process has been a spiritual one for me. Becoming a parent has been a blessing."

March 29, 2010

If someone asked me today, "Ricky, what are you afraid of?" I would answer "the blood that runs through the streets of countries at war...child slavery, terrorism...the cynicism of some people in positions of power, the misinterpretation of faith." But fear of my truth? Not at all! On the contrary, It fills me with strength and courage. This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids were born with.


Sources: Clay Aiken People Magazine Article Full Scans, More Ricky Martin twins bb pictures! HOLA! magazine spread, RickyMartinMusic.com

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Jackie said...

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Clay, Ricky and kids said...

Awwwwwwwww :)

Anonymous said...

Heath and Matilda

Anonymous said...

Awww, Happy Father's Day! Such beautiful pics. :)

Anonymous said...

Jake said about Matilda "I see Matilda each time i can when she come to L.A. with her mother".
Jake said about Ramona "I would do anything for her. I try to see her as much as possible. And i go out of my way to do that" you see the difference? I think Jake and Michelle are in good terms but not close. Matilda is the only reason they see each others.


I agree. I don't see Jake go out of his way to see little M. I know some don't particularly like Michelle, but it is obvious she makes an effort to keep in touch with her L.A. based friends, so they can also see Matilda.

Anonymous said...

Heath and Matilda

Cute.

And the pic of Ricky with his sons is cute too. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the beautiful post and the beautiful pics, Jackie! Clay's and Ricky's words are really touching and true. Happy Father's Day to them and to all dads.

(((Heath and Matilda)))

Anonymous said...

Jake said about Ramona "I would do anything for her. I try to see her as much as possible. And i go out of my way to do that" you see the difference? I think Jake and Michelle are in good terms but not close. Matilda is the only reason they see each others.

Listen to Ricky: "I’m choosing to focus on the light, not the dark." :)

Warning!!! Bomer post said...

I'm pretty sure it's illegal to be this good looking:

Look who now has his own tag at ONTD - it's you Matt Bomer

DaviB said...

((Heath))

Anonymous said...

IHJ gallery

June 19 - Lunch With Naomi At Lamill In Silver Lake

lunch with mom said...

Manny and BT? ;)

Anonymous said...

Bomer looks drop-dead gorgeous in a suit. *thud*

Anonymous said...

Is that a stroller?

Anonymous said...

Yes, and the mother on the left.

Anonymous said...

Manny and BT? ;)

You mean BT is a dog?

Atticus said...

They told me no dogs allowed. Liars!

Anonymous said...

You mean BT is a dog?

I mean BT stroller.

Anonymous said...

Box office update: 'Toy Story 3' on fire; 'Jonah Hex' bombs

Here’s a lesson for the movie studios: You can make a sequel 11 years after its predecessor as long as the story is great and the characters are so beloved that earlier generations are still attached to them. That’s what Disney-based Pixar did with the third chapter in the Toy Story franchise. Toy Story 3 grossed an estimated $41 million Friday night, suggesting that many of those 20-somethings who watched Toy Story 2 when they were in elementary school came back to the franchise to see its latest chapter. Now Buzz Lightyear and Cowboy Woody are destined for Pixar’s record books, with the highest-opening ever for a Pixar movie. Based on the Friday numbers, Toy Story 3 could earn as much as $120 million for the three-day frame. (The studio’s previous opening-weekend record was $70 million for Finding Nemo in 2003.)

That’s the good news. The bad news is that Warner Bros.’ action Western Jonah Hex is a giant misfire. The Josh Brolin-starrer grossed approximately $2 million for a weekend that’s likely to wind up with only $6 million and a probable sixth place in the box office rankings. That is really bad. And it doesn’t bode well for the studio that released Splice earlier this month to paltry numbers too.

The rest of the top five will be dominated by holdovers, with The Karate Kid holding in fairly well considering its competition from Toy Story 3. The Jackie Chan-Jaden Smith starrer grossed an estimated $8 million on Friday for a weekend that should total $30 million, representing a 46 percent drop-off and a total cume that’s likely to reach over $100 million. The A-Team is in for a steeper fall, earning less than $4 million on Friday for a likely weekend total of $13 million. That represents close to a 60 percent drop for a movie that bowed last weekend to number’s beneath industry expectations. Shrek Forever After is likely to take fourth place with a bit over $2 million on Friday and a weekend total that should add up to over $8 million. Fifth spot goes to Get Him to the Greek which earned a bit under $2 million Friday night for a weekend that should reach $6 million for the frame.

Check back tomorrow for official results.

PoP June 18, 2010 said...

Domestic: $76,834,000 28.8%
+ Foreign: $190,300,000 71.2%
= Worldwide: $267,134,000

Anonymous said...

Look who now has his own tag at ONTD - it's you Matt Bomer

Wow, wow, wow!

Anonymous said...

ONTD comment:

Dear Matt Bomer,

Please have a biological son so these perfect genes can be passed on to the next generation. The fate of the world depends on it.

destiny said...

Beautiful post Jackie.

It's about time Bomer got his own tag. He's "arrive" in the world, LOL.

To tell the truth, I thought she was better than this. I like her a lot more than I ever liked Reese so it's disappointing to see such desperate self-promotion.

Totally agree with this sentiment about Sophia. She sure comes off as desperate. I guess that post OTH career is looking bleak.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Jim Sheridan say he saw Jake with Heath at Chateau Marmont? If it's true there's one sighting but who knows when that was.

According to Jim Sheridan he saw Jake with Heath more than once, imo it was around BBM filming&promo.

"I had talked to Tobey and Leonardo for a few years about making a movie together," recalls Sheridan. "Leo was off doing something and Jake, I had always met Jake at Chateau [Marmont] around the pool, a lot of the time with Heath [Ledger]."

Anonymous said...

12:55 PM, thanks for the quote.

Twitter said...

Bio An honorable warrior. He took many scalps in his day.

Did Austin decide against loving up some womens?

Anonymous said...

This is one of the handsomest pics of Clay I have seen. And of course Ricky and his babes. :)

Austin said...

Show em you're a tiger. Show em what you can do. Words to live by!!
about 2 hours ago

En route to new orleans, la. Then grand isle. Gulf coast. Ready for battle. If I could swim to 5000 feet, I would cap that leak myself!!
9 minutes ago

Bio: An honorable warrior. He took many scalps in his day.

http://twitter.com/aus10nichols

Anonymous said...

Loving up some womens probably clashed with being Sophia's committed boyfriend.

Anonymous said...

Did Austin decide against loving up some womens?

Austin is on his way to save the World.

Sophia said...

@Mathew_Petersen We are headed to meet you man. Ready for war. Let's raise some hell!
9 minutes ago

Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there! Headed to the Gulf to try to make my Poppa proud!
11 minutes ago

http://twitter.com/SophiaBush

Anonymous said...

Looks like the spawn of swirling juices will be without one daddy today

Anonymous said...

PoP is listed as most likely being 6th this weekend-didn’t change from last weekend. Sex is 11th.

Mojo doesn’t usually add foreign until late Sunday afternoon.

Atticus said...

I'm hungry.

Anonymous said...

I had always met Jake at Chateau [Marmont] around the pool, a lot of the time with Heath [Ledger]."

Around the pool, were they in swimming trunks? ;)

Jake said...

Duh!

Busy Phillips said...

missenscene: Glad I went to farmers market. Yummy food and yummy Jake Gyllenhaal with Busy Phillips and her family http://twitpic.com/1yiqv3
4 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

younginka: Jake gyenhall sighting at hollywood farmers.market
4 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

Guess Jake & Busy are BFF now. LOL.

Anonymous said...

How old is Busy's daughter?

Anonymous said...

^^Just looked up, her daughter is 2 y/o.

Anonymous said...

A few days younger than Clay and Ricky's kids, Birdie Leigh Silverstein was born on August 13, 2008.

Anonymous said...

3:05, thanks for the more detailed information.

Anonymous said...

Jake is spending fathers day with Busy and her daughter?

I wonder if he spent some quality time with his dad Stephen?

Anonymous said...

And what about BT? Jake is a bad father.

Anonymous said...

3:09 PM - Jake had lunch with his mother yesterday, maybe today he'll cook lunch or dinner for Stephen?

Anonymous said...

3:09 PM - Jake had lunch with his mother yesterday, maybe today he'll cook lunch or dinner for Stephen?

Would be just fair. ;)

Stephen said...

Father's Day. Father ties. Bow ties, etcetera. Deep ties. The soccer ties. NBA. England. The US. The Atlantic. Still the oceans grow blacker
about 4 hours ago via mobile web from Seattle, WA

It's cold in Seattle's AM now - yesterday, so sunny. The snow on the surrounding mountains continue the joke. Still the oceans get blacker.
12:48 PM Jun 19th via mobile web from Seattle, WA

http://twitter.com/stephgyllenhaal

Anonymous said...

Jake is spending fathers day with Busy and her daughter?

Busy, her daughter and her husband. Maybe Jake has a crush on him? ;)

Anonymous said...

Busy, her daughter and her husband. Maybe Jake has a crush on him? ;)

I don't find Busy's hubby particularly attractive, but whatever floats your boat, I guess. ;)

Anonymous said...

3:18 PM, I was just joking. :)

Anonymous said...

And what about BT? Jake is a bad father.

Looks like Jake isn't a father.

Anonymous said...

3:18 PM, I was just joking. :)

Oh. :D

Anonymous said...

Foreign Total as of Jun. 20, 2010:
$213,100,000


Domestic: $80,508,000 27.4%
+ Foreign: $213,100,000 72.6%
= Worldwide: $293,608,000

Anonymous said...

A bit of trivia - Jake and Heath auditioned for Moulin Rouge, the part went to Ewan McGregor; Heath and Busy auditioned for Roswel, neither was cast in the show.

Anonymous said...

Roswel sucked anyway.

Anonymous said...

Jake and Heath auditioned for Moulin Rouge

They were too young for the role.

Naomi said...

Lunch with our son yesterday was fabulous!

Anonymous said...

They were too young for the role.

Yeah, they were babies compared to Ewan McGregor. Imagine how awkward would've been for either of them to play Nicole Kidman's love interest back then, like boys with their mommy.

Anonymous said...

Father's Day. Father ties. Bow ties, etcetera. Deep ties. The soccer ties. NBA. England. The US. The Atlantic. Still the oceans grow blacker
about 4 hours ago via mobile web from Seattle, WA


Poor Stephen, all work, no fun!

Too bloody right I'm mad, oy said...

Stephen said...
Father's Day. Father ties. Bow ties, etcetera. Deep ties. The soccer ties. NBA. England. The US. The Atlantic. Still the oceans grow blacker
about 4 hours ago via mobile web from Seattle, WA


Yeah 'poor' Stephen, towing the Barrack Obama line that BP stands for 'British Petroleum' when it doesn't and hasn't for 12 years and that this is somehow Britain's fault, when it isn't.

Chundertrunks.

Enjoy Kids....! said...

"I don't know about any sexual exploits, but a friend (who's a junky) said her boyfriend (a dealer) sold heroin to Heath several times when he was filming a movie here (Seattle). For what it's worth, these people are sort of "beautiful people" junkies (music world), as opposed to street trash junkies, so I believe they may have moved in the same circles as Heath."

http://www.voy.com/85692/6/6484.html

Anonymous said...

I love it that Jake was sizing up that woman's ass - she's got nice long legs, and probably he was sizing up her front too. ;)

Anonymous said...

Check out the pictures - Jake doesn't look at her.

Anonymous said...

More action, video games and gay actors:

ONTD - Resident Evil Afterlife Trailer - Now With More Wentworth!

Anonymous said...

Everyone in the stadium was standing up. Jake was probably wondering why she was leaving the scene at such a critical point.

Anonymous said...

Sophia and Austin have now started twittering Ian Somerhalder offering their support. *facepalm*

Anonymous said...

Austin and Sophia will solve this oil spill crisis, they are ready for the battle, lol.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if they get 50,000 followers, the oil leak will plug itself!

Austin and Sophia said...

We need 100.000 followers for that!

Anonymous said...

Does Jake follow Austin's twitter publicity whoring?

Jake said...

Nah.

PR, wheels turning said...

Jake isn't on twitter... yet!

Anonymous said...

"Does Jake follow Austin's twitter publicity whoring?"

for god sake jake don't care of what these two moron famewhore are doing, he likely lives his life.

Anonymous said...

Jake isn't on twitter... yet!

Oh no! :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe if they get 50,000 followers, the oil leak will plug itself!

LOL!! But, seriously, aren't there any people around them that can talk honestly and tell them that they're making fools of themselves?

Anonymous said...

But OTH fangirls love that shit!

Anonymous said...

jake don't care of what these two moron famewhore are doing

You forgot husband and BTs "details" ;)

Anonymous said...

Jake isn't on twitter... yet!
Oh no! :)


No worries, Jake won't be on Twiiter anytime soon, too many secrets to keep. He can't afford to let some things slip out, we know he's walking Freudian slip don't we?

Anonymous said...

They receive constant adulation from the brainless OTH fangirls. They are probably deluded that twitter is great for them.

I think Jake would sound as stupid as Sophia and Austin if he had a twitter.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how many of what would be considered "A-list" actors are on twitter?

Anonymous said...

Leo and Tom are on twitter.

Anonymous said...

"Does anyone know how many of what would be considered "A-list" actors are on twitter?"

A lot of them. For example: Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey, Leo DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman, Ben Stiller, etc.

Jake's PR said...

A-ha!

Anonymous said...

Jake wouldn't risk being asked about his gayness, Heath, the Chin etc on Twitter. Unless he uses it like Tom Cruise, as promo device, I don't see him having one in the near future.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 6:36 and 6:39 :) I agree that Jake would probably avoid twitter.

Anonymous said...

Official web site would be nice, don't think twitter would be a good idea, not even with a good ghost writer.

jakegyllenhaal.com

Netherlands said...

Kid's song about two fathers :)

Sophia in New Orleans said...

Here we are with @Mathew_Petersen. The hero of my green universe. Here we go! http://twitpic.com/1yku8e
9 minutes ago via Twitpic

lol said...

Here we are with @Mathew_Petersen. The hero of my green universe. Here we go! http://twitpic.com/1yku8e
9 minutes ago via Twitpic


Doesn't look like smoke and mirrors to me as some jaustinites believed their trip would be

Anonymous said...

Trip like that without pictures? How would that work?

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't.

Anonymous said...

Official web site would be nice

Didn't he used to have one?

Anonymous said...

Austin and Sophia will solve this oil spill crisis, they are ready for the battle, lol.

Somebody needs to; noone really seems to have a clue how to stop it. Any ideas at this point would be appreciated. Requesting as many followers as possible brings attention to the situation. And A&S will make a donation.

Anonymous said...

Didn't he used to have one?

Yes, but no one bothered to add updates, there was news feed with all gossip bullshit published on the site, so it wasn't much.

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to; noone really seems to have a clue how to stop it. Any ideas at this point would be appreciated.

What ideas? What they know about anything? Two clueless actors are useless.

Anonymous said...

And A&S will make a donation.

Austin and Sophia should make a donation without whoring.

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to; noone really seems to have a clue how to stop it. Any ideas at this point would be appreciated. Requesting as many followers as possible brings attention to the situation. And A&S will make a donation.

Oh, ffs, the spill has non-stop media attention and engineers, scientists, oil experts, etc. from around the world are weighing in. A&S and their insipid tweets are pointless and don't do anything at all to actually solve the problem. You think some OTH fangirl is the one who's finally going to find the solution? LOL. And if they were really so committed to helping, they would make a donation without putting conditions on it. They are requesting as many followers as possible to get publicity for themselves. Period.

Anonymous said...

I really don't think it's going to do that much for OTH.

Anonymous said...

They want to raise awareness of it. No, I don't think a fangirl will have the solution, unless she is a chemical engineer. At this point, she probably knows as much as anyone. This should never have happened, and I applaud A&S for taking an interest outside of their own lives. Let's be honest, I guarantee if J&A were doing it, you wouldn't accuse them of self-promotion. I don't think a little self-promotion is that big of a deal anyway, if someone is giving back in a big way. Look how many people are taking an interest simply because one of their favorite stars is involved, when perhaps they wouldn't have. Unless you want to tell me that everyone has this on the top of their priorities list. Not with the cars people drive. LOL

Anonymous said...

They are requesting as many followers as possible to get publicity for themselves.

You don't know much about being a lobbyist, do you. lol

Anonymous said...

Thank you 10:47 for a balanced view.

Jaustinites are the ones slagging off Sophia. It is like they are living in the Jaustinite Truman Show. Unfortunately for them, these twitters are like a slap of reality. Possibly, just possibly, there is no jaustin and no BT(s).

Anonymous said...

But are they going to donate anyway without their 50k followers? Didn't they say they had to have them before Sunday? Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Duh. Jaustinites are not interested in Sophia. Like Reese she is just the beard of the moment.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately for them, these twitters are like a slap of reality.

It has not gone over well.

Anonymous said...

James Franco said:

“I would be happy to play 100 gay roles as long as they were always good parts,”

“The worst downside, and I don't consider this a downside, the worst thing that anybody could say is that I was gay and if somebody said that I guess they would be wrong,”

ONTD

Anonymous said...

"I guess"??? :)

Sophia said...

@raiderSBgirl Mumford and Sons "Little Lion Man." One of the best songs out there! They killed it at Bonnaroo! Donate baby donate! :)
about 3 hours ago

@aplusk Hey Ashton! Tell your peeps to vote for my Teen Choice Award! If I win I'm going to auction off the surfboard for the Gulf! xoxo
about 5 hours ago

Anonymous said...

They are requesting as many followers as possible to get publicity for themselves.
You don't know much about being a lobbyist, do you.


10:51 PM, Thanks for a laugh! :)

Anonymous said...

They want to raise awareness of it.

Read their tweets, Austin and Sophia are using it for their selfpromotion.

Anonymous said...

@raiderSBgirl Mumford and Sons "Little Lion Man." One of the best songs out there! They killed it at Bonnaroo!

Oh how nice, we got Bonnaroo confirmation! lol

Anonymous said...

Hey Ashton! Tell your peeps to vote for my Teen Choice Award! If I win I'm going to auction off the surfboard for the Gulf!

How low can Sophia go?

Anonymous said...

Now she likes Mumford and Sons? She's so one of those girlfriends that loses herself in boyfriends and likes everything they like, yes? Let me guess, her favorite book is The Fountainhead...

Anonymous said...

You don't know much about being a lobbyist, do you.

You were right, Sophia is lobbying for her Teen Choice Award.

Anonymous said...

ONTD comment:

James Franco Would Be Happy To Play '100 Gay Roles' ...

isn't that what he is currently doing?

Jake said...

Now she likes Mumford and Sons? She's so one of those girlfriends that loses herself in boyfriends and likes everything they like, yes?

Austin likes Mumford and Sons? Since when?

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately for them, these twitters are like a slap of reality.

Looking forward to Ted's answers.

DL opinion said...

Does anybody else think Adam Levine is at least bi?

1000x yes

concert said...

Jake Gyllenhaal in the house. #HollywoodBowl
about 7 hours ago

@tousledpigtails Haha he's in Super Seats a few rows down from the M/N walkway...
about 6 hours ago

Loved Fool's Gold (but already knew that) - also loving Tinariwen...next up Yeasayer then Baaba Maal. @kcrw World Music Fest @HollywoodBowl
about 6 hours ago

Yeasayer: Pet Shop Boys Ver. 2010 @HollywoodBowl Just noticed there were kids dancing in the aisles. I can understand.
about 5 hours ago

http://twitter.com/estarla

Anonymous said...

DaviB said...
Jake said about Matilda "I see Matilda each time i can when she come to L.A. with her mother".
Jake said about Ramona "I would do anything for her. I try to see her as much as possible. And i go out of my way to do that" you see the difference? I think Jake and Michelle are in good terms but not close. Matilda is the only reason they see each others.

June 20, 2010 10:56 AM


DaviB, please post more. You often back what you say with actual quotations and that's a pleasure to see. Appreciation to you. :)

Scientific research a la ((Destiny)) said...

...I read the 535 comments on HuffPost to "Jake Gyllenhaal Takes An Eyeful Of Rear End" to try to gauge JIS vs JIG status. Most defend or applaud Jake for clocking booty or criticize the booty quality. A few mentions of Heath, just two of Austin and TT.

Conclusion: In the mainstream, TT story isn't of much interest.

Sampling of gay/pr -related posts:

Aurical 8 hours ago (5:27 PM)
What did Ennis have to say about that?

LittlePurpleUSA 9 hours ago (4:58 PM)
I'm disgusted...That Jake couldn't find a nicer rear end to look at.

Homer 63109 15 hours ago (10:33 AM)
He was wondering how she compared to Heath Ledger from behind.

BruntLIVE 11:40 PM on 6/19/2010
This was planned, Jake knows the gay rumors.

Dianithe Hector 08:20 PM on 6/19/2010
just b/c he played a gay man in Broke bakc mountain doesnt mean he really gay...he like what he sees

DustinTime 06:23 PM on 6/19/2010
A+ for sly PR effort.
But no. Still gay.

Bat Wrangler 05:18 PM on 6/19/2010
But that's not Heath Ledger's rear end.

Bigredhunk 05:00 PM on 6/19/2010
"Prince Of Persia" flopped = no courtside for you!

hey0there 05:30 PM on 6/19/2010
it was a good movie though he just doesnt have the appeal necessary to make a film successful, everyone thinks hes gay

roch20 04:02 PM on 6/19/2010
Oh man, my gay radar is going crazy

GreenSpot 02:21 PM on 6/19/2010
Sorry girls, nothing can turn Jake straight.

Sundance7 01:36 PM on 6/19/2010
Okay, Okay, we believe you already, Brokeback Mountain, you were only acting.

oceanofconsciousness 01:23 PM on 6/19/2010
uh oh. well, there go the gay rumors down the drain. LOL.

tlcarpenter 10:31 AM on 6/19/2010
Because of this photo, Ted Casablanca will now say there's trouble in paradise between Gyllenhaal and Austin Nichols, and will fret about who will get custody of their baby that one of their sisters gave birth to for them.*

klandish 02:46 AM on 6/19/2010
I'm Gay and I strain to look at woman's behinds as well as the rest of them all the time. Its a animal response. Proves nothing, though I'm sure his publicist found this a perfect way to offset the rummers.

jesuslovesObama 01:31 AM on 6/19/2010
Hey, the guy is human and male. It's hardwired in.

treboi 12:16 AM on 6/19/2010
Sorry Jakeypoo growing a beard and setting up a photo op is not going to make us think you're straight enough to play an action star...

renman2010 09:25 PM on 6/18/2010
Obviously this story was conveniently planted by his agency to quell rumors of his latent homosexuality ;-)

Blitzkrieg Barbie 08:34 PM on 6/18/2010
This might prove all those "Jake G is in the closet" blind items to be wrong!

imfedup 08:04 PM on 6/18/2010
Well, I'd say he's definitely heterosexual.

Mrs Norman 07:39 PM on 6/18/2010
He's all man. I don't see any traces of Broke Back Mountain.

colamonkey 09:28 PM on 6/18/2010
Wow. How incredibly homophobic.
Gay males are all man too.

VerizonCells 06:19 PM on 6/18/2010
Best press he has had, LOOK! I'm not gay....

Pansey 05:45 PM on 6/18/2010
Prooving he's the only straight male actor in LA.

AntiSheep13 06:15 PM on 6/18/2010
In light of the shirt he's wearing; straight is a far stretch. Switch hitter would be the likely status.

mememem 04:23 PM on 6/18/2010
errrr, but he's Toothy Tile... he doesn't like girl butts.

Jazmo 03:25 PM on 6/18/2010
I think his publicist puts these pics out to combat the gay rumors.

Anonymous said...

Jake,

people are more impressed with your "looking at girls" than PoP, so I would suggest this as the next step.

Anonymous said...

Let's be honest, I guarantee if J&A were doing it, you wouldn't accuse them of self-promotion.

Seriously? Wow, do skip reading a lot of the posts here? Or are you new? This isn't a Jake fangirl site or an Austin fangirl site. If J or A made the same kind of absurd tweets saying they would make a donation if they got a certain number of people following them, you can bet people would accuse of them of self-promotion!! You don't think people accused Jake of self-promotion while he was bearding with Reese? I don't where you have gotten the idea that people don't think Jake is capable of self-promotion. That's hilarious. He's all about PR.

Anonymous said...

The fact that such a big deal is being made out of the Lakers game pics is pretty lame and pretty funny at the same time. All it does is bring more attention to the gay rumors - because otherwise people wouldn't give the pics a second thought.

Anonymous said...

Jake,
people are more impressed with your "looking at girls" than PoP, so I would suggest this as the next step.


lmao. Well, there ya go! Clay can't possibly be gay. He's obviously as straight as that other 100% heterosexual man, Ricky Martin.

And that's a good point - I imagine a 'candid' shot like that would cost considerably less than $200 mill :)

Anonymous said...

You're welcome, 11:51. I try, but you know how it is. ;)

Anonymous said...

What a laugh - those random tweets are supposed taken seriously by some - they are nothing but the equivalent of idle talk from people. You can't seriously hold that up as any kind of validation of a the beliefs of a few. The lengths to which some will go is quite funny.

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
Curious as to your reaction regarding the Rachel Bilson/Hayden Christensen "break." Care to reveal his BV now? PS. My two rescued puppy mill dachshunds are interested in your answer as well!
—Maureen

Dear Crying Woof:
What, you think a teensy little breakup like this one is gonna get me to unzip my lips about darling Hayden? Sorry, pups! But, expect the story not to end here.

Bitch-Back! Which JoBro is the Wildest?

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
I was wondering about Shafterella Shoshstein. I understand ditching her faux romance the way she did was pretty rude, but is it uncommon for beards to have a serious side relationship? As long as no one finds out and continues to believe the tabloid-friendly relationship, what's wrong with everyone having a little love? If the closeted celeb can have fun on the side why not the beard? My pup Teddy adores you!
—Jersey

Dear Play by the Rules:
Sure, S2 was definitely allowed to have a bit of loving on the side, so long as it didn't ruin the setup the two stars had, and that's what totally happened. Shafty ditched the poor gay dude without so much as a warning. Give Teddy a supersloppy kiss from me, ‘K?

Bitch-Back! Is Tom Cruise Trying Too Hard?

Anonymous said...

Sorry Ted, that doesn't make sense and 'dumping Jake' before Brothers promotion would be a favour, not punishment.

Anonymous said...

Person above me, can you READ that damn thing?

She dumped him. What has 'sense' got to do with it? She didn't want to pretend any longer and she dumped him.

That was that. It's not about making fucking 'sense' you annoying fangirl

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
@raiderSBgirl Mumford and Sons "Little Lion Man." One of the best songs out there! They killed it at Bonnaroo!

Oh how nice, we got Bonnaroo confirmation! lol



Yeah, isn't it interesting that if Sophia and Austin were 'at' Bonnaroo and that Mumford dude that Jake loves was there, that Jake might have been part of that cozy little deal too?

Of course, well hidden, so nobody would know. And spirited away just as quickly.

Anonymous said...

She dumped him. What has 'sense' got to do with it?

LOL! On which planet do you live?
Showmance is a business deal, not a relationship. Reese didn't fake a relationship with Jake because she liked him, she did that because Jake got her a lot of press. You can bet that Reese would never 'dump' Jake if she could use him more, during Brothers and PoP promotion time.

Anonymous said...

That was that. It's not about making fucking 'sense' you annoying fangirl

Fangirl? What are you drinking, 10:31 AM?

Anonymous said...

IA. IMO Jake dumped her, but bitch that she is annouced it before they agreed to announce it, just to spoil his Brothers promo. I think Reeke famewhoring got too much, even for Jake.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, isn't it interesting that if Sophia and Austin were 'at' Bonnaroo and that Mumford dude that Jake loves was there, that Jake might have been part of that cozy little deal too?

Please explain "Jake might have been part of that cozy little deal too" part, I don't get it.

destiny said...

I see the blanket Jaustinite poster is here again, and getting it all wrong as usual.

I would be just as annoyed and turned off if Jaustin was doing the same thing as Sophin. Well, maybe not quite as much, because I really doubt Jake would do what Sophia is doing and post at every celeb site that can be tracked down. That really pushes the whole thing to another level of crassness.

Oh how nice, we got Bonnaroo confirmation! lol

There was never any doubt that Sophia was there, way too many sightings of her. The question is whether Austin was there. I think if he'd been there they would have started tweeting sooner than they did and/or we would have gotten pictures on JJ. You really think Sophin, which looks to be every bit the media whore Reeke was, would pass that by?

Anonymous said...

There were Sophia and bf tweets. The chin is a bigger star with much bigger PR budget, so yes, it is possible that Austina and Sophia were there and we didn't get JJ post. As we can see from tweets, Austin and Sophia are working together on their PR so why wouldn't they go to Bonnaroo together?

Anonymous said...

JJ would post any picture of Sophia he could get his hands on, and you know it. JJ has posted fan photos before. The only explanation for a lack of photos is that Sophia didn't go with Austin and they didn't want that to be known. I'm sure Sophin could have found someone to snap some pictures without dragging a pap along.

DL - White Collar shooting today said...

Attention stalkers! White Collar is shooting on 15th St off Fifth Ave today. It looks like they're inside Tocqueville.

http://www.tocquevillerestaurant.com/

06/21/2010 @ 09:34AM

Anonymous said...

The only explanation for a lack of photos is that Sophia didn't go with Austin and they didn't want that to be known.

Not true.

There were other occasions when Sophia and Austin were together, there are (public) pictures of them, but JJ didn't post anything.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, isn't it interesting that if Sophia and Austin were 'at' Bonnaroo and that Mumford dude that Jake loves was there, that Jake might have been part of that cozy little deal too?
Of course, well hidden, so nobody would know. And spirited away just as quickly.


I don't think so. You're forgetting that the guy who tweeted about Jake and Marcus lives in London and he makes no reference in his other tweets about being in Tenn at the festival. The tweet was from June 16, Mumford and Sons' concert at Bonnaroo was on June 12. Why would he wait 4 days to write something so generic? His tweet was most likely a comment on the pics of Jake and Marcus coming out of Lamill.

Anonymous said...

The only explanation for a lack of photos is that Sophia didn't go with Austin and they didn't want that to be known.

Sophia can't control twitter photos, anyone could have posted her picture with or without Austin.

DL Adam Levine gossip said...

Oh god, don't get me started on Adam Levine. So many stories of his ladykilling ways and yet to me he still flames like the Olympic Torch, with extra fire.

There was a BI written a few years ago that said about a colorful frontman being at heart a simple gay boy or something. Everyone thought it was Levine. Plus he hangs out with Jake which is akin to arriving at a PFLAG social event in a pumpkin carriage drawn by rainbow ponies.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, isn't it interesting that if Sophia and Austin were 'at' Bonnaroo and that Mumford dude that Jake loves was there, that Jake might have been part of that cozy little deal too?

There are tweets about Sophia, but zero tweets about Jake at Bonnaroo.

Anonymous said...

^^^ tweets about Sophia and her hot bf.

destiny said...

Plus he hangs out with Jake which is akin to arriving at a PFLAG social event in a pumpkin carriage drawn by rainbow ponies.

LOL!


?Attention stalkers! White Collar is shooting on 15th St off Fifth Ave today. It looks like they're inside Tocqueville.

I may have to take a long stroll during lunch.

Anonymous said...

:)

Anonymous said...

I read a couple of reports by people who saw Jake, Heath and Michelle together at a BBM Q&A, one said Jake and Michelle's eyes "only met at Heath" and the other that Michelle was the third wheel.

True. He had only eyes for Heath.

example one

example two

If Heath was alive Jeath fans would be looking for tweets, sightings, pics anything to see if/how often they hang out. Would have been fun. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Sophia and Austin already made a donation. They're trying to get more people to follow them while they post about their trip to the gulf where they will be assisting with the cleanup effort. If they get 50,000 followers, who they also hope will give of their time and money, they'll make an additional donation. Even if it's partially for self-promotion (and what isn't when it comes to celebrities), it's still more than Jake's doing going to concerts, games, and restaurants to find female asses to stare at.

Anonymous said...

Lots of sightings and pictures of Jake and Heath in NYC, but there were never any of them hanging out together, so don't know why that would be any different now if Heath was still alive. Either they didn't get together, or they were very careful to do it away from prying eyes.

Of course for all of those who insist no pictures of Jaustin means no relationship, that means Jake and Heath never saw each other.

Anonymous said...

11:49 - People looked and looked for signs of Heath and Jake hanging out after BBM to no avail. There was no evidence that they spent any time together at all and that's when the paps were actually interested in Jake.

Anonymous said...

Even if it's partially for self-promotion...

It is just self-promotion - promotion of Sophin, OTH promotion and Sophia's attempt to get votes for her Teen Choice Award nomination.

Anonymous said...

There was no evidence that they spent any time together at all and that's when the paps were actually interested in Jake.

What friendship and spending time together have to do with paparazzi???

Anonymous said...

Jake/Heath - I think they didn't see each other very often (but when they saw each other, then behind closed doors), probably called each other regularly though.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Jake and Heath did see each other often. Just like I'm sure Jake was spending a lot of time with Maggie, Peter, Ramona, Naomi and Stephen all those months and months when all we got were reeke sightings and paparazzi pictures.

Anonymous said...

So every celebrity who tries to do good and tweets about it or gets it covered by the press is doing it just for self-promotion? There's not one person out there who does anything out of a real concern?

Anonymous said...

12:17 PM, please don't play dumb, not all celebrities are cheap and tacky like Sophia:

@aplusk Hey Ashton! Tell your peeps to vote for my Teen Choice Award! If I win I'm going to auction off the surfboard for the Gulf! xoxo

Anonymous said...

12:20 don't be silly. at least auctioning off her surfboard will be for a good cause. it's still a lot better than doing nothing at all. the celebs who promote themselves by being seen out and about are all about self-promotion coupled with self-gratification.

Anonymous said...

@aplusk Hey Ashton! Tell your peeps to vote for my Teen Choice Award! If I win I'm going to auction off the surfboard for the Gulf! xoxo

*cringe* Sophia really is bringing tacky to new levels of tackiness, lol.

Anonymous said...

it's still a lot better than doing nothing at all.

there are people who do many good works without the public being aware of it and others who don't actually promote themselves in the process. You don't know which celebrities are simply making donations without exploiting the situation.

Anonymous said...

Not as tacky as Jake staring at that woman's ass at the Lakers game and the hilarious JIS campaign that was built off of it.

Anonymous said...

and you don't know who's doing good for the sake of it or for self-promotion. you have no way of knowing or judging. most celebs want people to know about their good works as a way of getting others to support the same causes. all non-profits try to get some well-known person or big donor to be a spokesman for them as a way of encouraging others to give.

Anonymous said...

12:37 PM, please stop playing stupid. Go on and kiss Sophia's tacky ass, just don't expect us to agree with you.

Anonymous said...

12:41, Speak for yourself. You don't speak for "us".

Anonymous said...

and you don't know who's doing good for the sake of it or for self-promotion

I know Austin and Sophia are doing this for selfpromotion, that is more than obvious from their tweets.

Anonymous said...

and you don't know who's doing good for the sake of it or for self-promotion.

S&A's own tweets make it more than obvious that they're doing it for self-promotion first and foremost.

Anonymous said...

12:44 - that's your opinion - you don't "know" anything. I don't see it the same way as you and that's my opinion. no way of knowing who's "right". most things aren't that black and white.

New York Times said...

Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3’ Is a Strong No. 1

By BROOKS BARNES
Published: June 20, 2010

To infinity and beyond may not be a stretch for Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” which sold $109 million in ticket sales in North America over the weekend and is on track to deliver a total domestic gross of over $400 million, analysts said.

“Toy Story 3” entered the marketplace as a strong No. 1 — the 11th Pixar title in a row to achieve that feat. The result was Pixar’s best opening ever, even when adjusting for inflation.

Sales were big enough almost to wipe out an early-summer slump at the multiplex. Total domestic box office revenue since early May is now only down by less than 1 percent from the same period last year, according to Hollywood.com, which complies ticketing statistics. In recent weeks revenue had dipped by over 6 percent, leading to hand wringing in Hollywood.

If history is any guide, “Toy Story 3” will continue to dominate in the weeks ahead. On average just 23 percent of the total domestic gross for a Pixar film comes from opening weekend, according to Hollywood.com.

“The audience was much broader than normal,” said Chuck Viane, the president for distribution at Walt Disney Studios, whose parent company owns Pixar. “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a movie with such unbelievably positive word of mouth.” In limited release overseas “Toy Story 3” sold about $45 million.

Blissful reviews for the latest installment of the beloved “Toy Story” franchise may have helped persuade audiences to pay extra to see the film in 3-D. An outsize portion of sales, for example, came from the 180 Imax theaters playing the movie. Though only 2 percent of the cinemas showing the film were Imax, they still delivered 8 percent of the weekend gross.

Young adults, typically not a big audience for animated films, also played an important role. Disney said “Toy Story 3” drew 40 percent of its nonfamily audience from people ages 17 to 24: the group that grew up with Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the other characters from the franchise.

“Toy Story 3,” directed by Lee Unkrich, becomes the third movie to open to more than $100 million at the domestic box office so far this year. All three have been movies made under the Disney umbrella. The other two are “Alice in Wonderland,” which sold over $116 million in its opening weekend, and “Iron Man 2,” which opened to over $128 million.

The challenge for Disney, which bought Pixar in 2006, is to avoid flops in between blockbusters that diminish the financial impact of its megahits. After “Iron Man 2” came “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” which should go down as one of the biggest failures of the year.The seesawing could continue: next up on Disney’s release slate is “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” a live-action fantasy starring Nicolas Cage that strikes many veteran movie marketers as a tough sell.

For the weekend “The Karate Kid” from Sony Pictures Entertainment continued to prove itself an audience favorite, selling about $29 million for second place and a new total of $106.2 million, according to Hollywood.com

“The A-Team” from 20th Century Fox was third with about $13.8 million and a new total of $49.8 million, while the comedy “Get Him to the Greek” from Universal Pictures was fourth with $6.1 million ($47.9 million total).

“Shrek Forever After” (a DreamWorks Animation title distributed by Paramount Pictures) was fifth with $5.5 million, bringing its total to $223 million.

Anonymous said...

12:44 - that's your opinion - you don't "know" anything.

Keep pretending that Sophia and Austin didn't post that cheap and transparent PR shit, lol.

Anonymous said...

you can lol all you want. they're still doing a lot more good than most. if they just wanted to self-promote they could have done so without going to the gulf as volunteers.

Anonymous said...

if they just wanted to self-promote they could have done so without going to the gulf as volunteers.

In that case only OTH fans would care.
By using the gulf crisis they are getting more attention and might actually talk other people into helping them get new twitter followers for OTH and other promo. Are you naive or you just love Austin and/or Sophia?

Anonymous said...

if they just wanted to self-promote they could have done so without going to the gulf as volunteers.

Not really. The gulf disaster is their hook. What were they going to 'promote' on their twitters - One Tree Hill, a corny soap that not many people watch? Their non-existent careers outside of OTH? Their fake romance?

Anonymous said...

Looks like PoP is officially a flop. I still can't believe that Jake and his handlers thought Reeking would help his image and PoP. What a waste of 2 years. I don't think Jake will ever get back the goodwill and interest that he had after BBM.

Anonymous said...

they could have promoted their interest in the gulf and their donations to the gulf without going there to volunteer. volunteering takes a certain level of commitment.

Anonymous said...

Only OTH fans care and know about Austin and Sophia. Taking a trip is their chance to be a bit interesting and to try to get some attention from Larry King and Ryan Seacrest telethon followers.

Anonymous said...

Either they didn't get together, or they were very careful to do it away from prying eyes.

I don't know about them not getting together despite the lack of sightings and pictures. Why, because Jake still seems pretty messed up about Heath's death, though I'm sure most will disagree that's my opinion. Would he be like that if they didn't spend time together after BBM, would he feel that way about the death of someone that was more a co-star/acquaintance?

It's been 2 years since Heath died and they knew each other only for twice as long, so if they weren't friends/close why would Jake still be weird about Heath and his death? I would think he should be over it by now in that case.

Austin said...

Everybody tell @kingsthings, @ryanseacrest and @andersoncooper that sophia and I are here, in the gulf. We have images of oil, dolphins,
30 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Birds, soiled boom, useless boom. We got on a boat and ran down the coast guard. We have tons of info. Thanks everyone for spreading
28 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

The word. We have info that people are not getting!!!
26 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Anonymous said...

Austin, please stop embarrassing yourself.

Anonymous said...

Looks like PoP is officially a flop.

It is. There are still some people trying to spin it otherwise, talking about the foreign box office, etc. (which is better than U.S. but still not massive), it's still a flop. I think a lot of people aren't aware of the percentages - Disney only gets 40% of the foreign b.o and 50% of the U.S. b.o., and with a movie that cost $300 mill to make and promote, they have long way to go just to break even, never mind a profit.

Ted said...

Support Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols!

Finally! Aside from that sexy Ian Somerhalder, we've been shocked at the lack of celebrity outcry about everything terrible that is happening down in the Gulf right now, to humans and sea creatures alike.

Larry King has called in some celebrity troops to help with a telethon tonight, but in comparison to, say, Haiti (obviously a valid cause), Hollywood hasn't exactly been quick to rally and do something about the terrible effects of BP's "mistake."

Enter Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols...

The happy couple are not so happy about the situation down south.

The two babes have been all over Twitter, trying to boost awareness about the level of devastation. Sophia and Austin are each trying to get 50,000 followers to make a big donation to Global Green. The two have already made several donations to the charity on their own and are in Grand Isle, La., as we type with Global Green's Mathew Peterson.

The only thing that would make their trip even better would be if Jake Gyllenhaal came along. Sophia and Jake were supposedly seen dining together at Pizzeria Mozza in L.A. Friday night, and three celebs are always better than one! How come J.G. didn't go along for the ride?

Oh well. Maybe next time? And be sure to tune into CNN tonight at 8 to watch Cameron Diaz, Justin Bieber and other Hollywood power players raise money for the Gulf.

Click here to donate, and don't forget to follow Sophia and Austin on Twitter and rally behind them!

The Awful Truth

Ted said...

^ Ted changed the title to:

"Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols Take to Twitter in Support of Gulf"

Anonymous said...

Awwww, so nice of Ted to promote Austin and Sophia, lol.

Anonymous said...

Finally! Aside from that sexy Ian Somerhalder, we've been shocked at the lack of celebrity outcry about everything terrible that is happening down in the Gulf right now, to humans and sea creatures alike.

Yes, we have been shocked! Leave it to Ted to care. ((((Ted))))

Anonymous said...

Oh please, Ted is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Good for Ted. I forgot that Jake has also been involved with Global Green. It would be very interesting if he decided to join Sophia and Austin.

Anonymous said...

His heart is always in the right place. :)

Austin is a prince with the heart of an activist. Sophia too. Doesn't mean they are in a romance, or promoting anything but what is going on in the Gulf. You can hear and read whatever you want with the news, but their first-hand reports are very valuable.

Anonymous said...

Ted's heart, I meant. Jake's too, probably. It would be so nice if he could take part too, but he supports Global Green anyway. :)

twitter said...

Austin and Sophia are tacky publicity whores.

Anonymous said...

Ted, Sophia and Austin are all idiots.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet we would have heard something from Heath too. :)

Anonymous said...

I forgot that Jake has also been involved with Global Green.
Jake is involved with Global Green.

It would be very interesting if he decided to join Sophia and Austin.
He ain't stupid.

Anonymous said...

Does ted realize that the Jake/Sophia Mozza tweet was most likely false?

Anonymous said...

I'll bet we would have heard something from Heath too. :)

I can't imagine Heath promising donations in exchange for followers. Tacky and pathetic are the right words.

Anonymous said...

^^I'm glad I don't live in the imaginary realm that some of you seem to. That's what sad and pathetic, really. :(

destiny said...

It may be good that they're publicizing the problem and trying to reach people that perhaps don't watch a lot of news, but the way they're doing it is also for pr, and some of this stuff just makes me cring.


For example, why are they asking people to tell Seacrest, etc. about their photos--and as if nobody else has being doing this. Rachel Maddow has been devoting a large portion of her show every night to what is going on, and was down there a couple of weeks ago and showing people what's happening. From what I've read the same is true of Cooper. If it was truly just about getting the word out, just post photos for their followers.

And wasn't Global Green down there weeks ago, instead of waiting until now. They're obviously down there trying to get some of the attention from the Larry King telethon too.

Anonymous said...

There could be nuclear war, and all some of you would say was that it was promoting Austin and Sophia in some way, and to get the babies tile to a fallout shelter. lol

Anonymous said...

Global Green blogs about trip with Austin and Sophia

Anonymous said...

It's more than getting the word out about what's happening, although that is important enough. It's getting people to think ahead about what we are going to do about the use of fossil fuels, which is rapidly becoming a crisis. The reason BP has cut corners and tried to get online asap, besides greed, is to satisfy the unrelenting demand for fuel by us.

Anonymous said...

Of course Ted realizes the Mozza story may not be true, that's why he said Sophia and Jake were supposedly seen.

He's just using it as an excuse to bring up Jake.

We also don't know that tweet was false. Could be false, could be true.

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