Saturday, 5 March 2011

Music + Soul + Sex

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Last year, I made a big deal about Ricky Martin’s coming out.

Revisiting the blog piece today, I realize I was somehow evoking the spirit of the It Gets Better Project. And while I continue extremely critical of this campaign (for many reasons, not the least are its ageist and classist narratives), I do believe the visualization of imagined possibility is important. For the young boy who, like myself in my early teen years, finds himself living in rural México, seeing a public figure with pop culture prominence spanning a few decades might help in the process of imagining and/or visualizing what being a Brown man who loves other men might look like.

Later in the year, I wrote a piece titled “How Ricky Martin is Changing the Face of Latino Fatherhood,” based on Ricky and his two sons' (Valentino and Matteo) appearance on the cover of People En Español’s father’s day issue. Given People En Español’s circulation, the image of an openly gay Latino father and his children, would be in countless Latina/o supermarkets and living rooms. Yet again, the image of Ricky’s queer Latinidad was helping us imagine a more expansive Latinidad that includes more of us.

Musica+Alma+Sexo cover
With Ricky’s reemergence into the public light, we had the opportunity to see a queer Latino strike down racist stereotypes about inherent homophobia in our communities. Perhaps the best example was on The View when Ricky responded to Joy Behar’s suggestion that his culture kept him from coming out. In a moment that made him even more beautiful in my eyes, Ricky refuses to take the bait and simply states that people all over the world are struggling with their sexuality. (Thank you!)

This morning, Ricky's new album "Música + Alma + Sexo" hit stores and I typed faster than my queer fingers could to download it on iTunes. Refusing to shy away from the "sex" in sexuality by daring to have the word "Sexo" in the title of the album, I am excited to see where Ricky takes us as an openly queer historically sensual performer.

Watching two brown men in an affectionate embrace in the “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tú” video, I’m pretty darn sure Ricky will continue to matter to me… and maybe a few other boys.

Source: Today, Ricky Martin matters more than ever by Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano

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Jackie said...

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Ricky Martin - Basta Ya / Enough Already said...

Enough Already

Getting closer to the truth
I look for a way to explain to the world
What I no longer know how to silence
As I let a tear escape
From this jail where feelings are punished
Without pity,
Against all odds, I will be with you!

Enough already, putting my feelings in a jail cell
And deny myself of what I love
Enough already, of condemning the voice within me
And pretend that I am sincere
Fear doesn’t frighten me anymore, enough already.

Reason has awakened me
The words that I kept in silence
Got tired of waiting,
My revolution begins here
In my hand I carry the flag
Which defends the heart, oh yeah
Against all odds, I will be with you!

Enough already, putting my feelings in a jail cell
And deny myself of what I love
Enough already, of condemning the voice within me
And pretend that I am sincere
Fear doesn’t frighten me anymore, enough already.

Enough Already!

From here on I will be faithful to myself
I will erase the pain
In the story of my life, each line screams Enough Already!

Enough already, putting my feelings in a jail cell
And deny myself of what I love
Enough already, of condemning the voice within me
And pretend that I am sincere
Fear doesn’t frighten me anymore, enough already.

Enough Already!
From here on I will be faithful to myself
I will erase the pain
In the story of my life, each line screams Enough Already!

Getting closer to the truth
I seek for a way to explain to the world
What I no longer know how to silence.

YouTube said...

Ricky Martin - Basta Ya

Anonymous said...

andrekrause: Did runyon canyon with Jake Gyllenhaal. Okay. I just passed him and his trainer on the hillside trail run twice. Same diff.
about 3 hours ago

LA said...

jasonlovesfood: Brunch with Jake Gyllenhaal at Square One! Ok, so he's just here too but it totally makes up for them putting only 2 eggs in my fritatta.
about 3 hours ago

Anonymous said...

YuriLowenthal: Jake Gyllenhaal just sat down at the table next to us at brunch. I kinda wanna tell him who the REAL Prince of Persia is. #dontdoit #dont
about 1 hour ago

Anonymous said...

Love it - fantastic title. :)

Austin said...

Big night for college ball in North Carolina. Who will take it? #DUKE #UNC
2 hours ago

Anonymous said...

I see that the fake tweets are surfacing so that Jake and Austin cannot be placed together.

Anonymous said...

Which tweets are fake? All of them?

Anonymous said...

Ricky gets more beautiful all the time, and is Spanish not one of the most beautiful languages ever? *swoon*

Anonymous said...

There's gonna be a dry spell after Source Code. No concrete new projects and no movies. I wonder when Jake'll start working again? Although he sure can afford a good live w/o actually working....

Anonymous said...

4:42 PM - Jake's PR and Austin are faking tweets to convince OMG and WFT2 posters that Jake and Austin broke up?

Anonymous said...

I wonder when Jake'll start working again?

They usually announce the filming at least few months before filming, so in Autumn if he's lucky.

Anonymous said...

Ricky gets more beautiful all the time, and is Spanish not one of the most beautiful languages ever? *swoon*

*swoon indeed*

Anonymous said...

No concrete new projects and no movies. I wonder when Jake'll start working again?

He could be the opening act on Swifty's world tour:

** TayTay the Beard supported by the Banana Boyz **

Anonymous said...

Jake's PR and Austin are faking tweets to convince OMG and WFT2 posters that Jake and Austin broke up?

Of course. They set up 'sleeper' accounts on Twitter which they use to put everyone off. They also pay a fee to regular tweeters to make fake tweets, so that not all tweets come from the fake sleeper accounts. There's a mix so that the charade is not obvious.

Anonymous said...

And they do that because they care so much about OMG and WFT2 opinions? Why are we so important to Jake's PR?

Anonymous said...

It's not specifically targeted at those two sites. It's just a component of the overall JiS smokescreen.

Anonymous said...

Only OMG and WFT2 care about Jake and Austin enough to follow their whereabouts so yes, it would be only about OMG and WFT2.

Anonymous said...

They also pay a fee to regular tweeters to make fake tweets

Attempt to do something like that would be incredibly stupid because PR would risk leaking concrete proof of Jake being gay and bearding.

Anonymous said...

Attempt to do something like that would be incredibly stupid because PR would risk leaking concrete proof of Jake being gay and bearding.

Not at all. All they have to say is "Hey, post that you saw Jake at xyz, and we'll give you $$". There could be many reasons why they would do that.

Anonymous said...

LOL! They would pay them in cash? Everything else is traceable.
How would they stop them from selling the story about PR faking Jake's whereabouts?

destiny said...

Beautiful lyrics for Enough Already. Thanks for posting them.

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Anonymous said...

LOL! They would pay them in cash? Everything else is traceable.
How would they stop them from selling the story about PR faking Jake's whereabouts?


Do your research before you "LOL" and look stupid. Paid Tweets are more common than you think.

How to Sell Your Soul on Twitter and Who's Buying

Anonymous said...

STG, Ricky's babies drive me insane! :) They are beyond adorable.

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Anonymous said...

Paid Tweets are more common than you think.

We aren't talking about product promotion, we are talking about leaking info about Jake's hiding whereabouts to unknown people. Who would do something like that? How would they pay them? How would they make sure people wouldn't simply retweet the proposal to gossipers and media?

Anonymous said...

Ted has given us clues that some of those Tweets are fake.

Anonymous said...

Some are fake, but not all 10.000 tweets from the last 3-4 years.

Anonymous said...

I see that the fake tweets are surfacing so that Jake and Austin cannot be placed together.

Are they done with OTH filming?

Anonymous said...

They usually announce the filming at least few months before filming, so in Autumn if he's lucky.

But nothing was announced, except for that cop drama, but that thing wasn't written yet, lol.

Anonymous said...

OK - so MAYBE in Autumn if he's lucky.

Anonymous said...

^^I don't think it's possible to write a movie script in just a few months. I'm no expert though.

Anonymous said...

Jake might be offered some other movie soon.

Anonymous said...

^^You sure are optimistic. ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Jake will get another chance soon :)

Anonymous said...

michaelgiltz: Just saw Three Sisters hot-ticket production of Chekhov w Maggie Gyllenhaal was great early birthday gift. Quiet, focused, well-done. ***1/2
about 2 hours ago

Anonymous said...

DanniaElizabeth: I'm pretty sure he's gay in real life. I can see it in his eyes- My mom on Jake Gyllenhaal.
about 3 hours ago

Anonymous said...

Not only is the script not written but the film has no financing yet. They are floating Jakes name just to get financing. A common practice. Just like his 3 or 4 other projects that went nowhere.

Anonymous said...

if he ever did, Jake and his people would've figured out who it was a long time ago and plugged the leak.

They Did!!! I think they found out who was running their mouth and probably half or most of it was bullshit anyway. I think they feed the asshole some bogus info, let's say a (BabyTile) fantasy - LOL, the jerk spread it to Ted, bingo, they know who it is, Shut him down. No more inside info, or so called inside info. jmo

Anonymous said...

GenaPerun3718: @AmesDame About to see an advanced screening of Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal http://amzn.to/eM2DYA?=cBjGM
about 1 hour ago

Hollywood said...

KevinGerdes: How cool. I totally just was in line with Jake Gyllenhaal at the movies.
about 6 hours ago

Anonymous said...

kellyoverstreet: What happened to the Jake Gyllenhaal who did good movies like Brokeback Mountain?
about 7 hours ago

Kirstie Alley said...

kirstiealley
@ZaackThomas yes..I am in the David O Russel film called NAILED...with Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal..sure it will be released soon!
8 hours ago

Austin said...

Yeah that's my naked bum on six feet under. No stunt bum for me.
9 hours ago

Anonymous said...

I think they found out who was running their mouth

Who could that be? Close enough to Jake, but ready to "betray" him?

Anonymous said...

I don't think Ted has any source in his "inner circle"
But what about all the coded bombshells that Ted secretly sends to OMG?


What bombshells?

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Alexander Skarsgard DL gossip said...

He has a thing going with a very rich married Malibu real estate developer. He lives in a $75,000,000 house that they film True Blood in. Plus the guy looks like an older but hotter Taylor Lautner.

Anonymous said...

Jake, I'm sure you can do even better! :)

huh? said...

Professional lunatic Bear Grylls has confirmed that Love and Other Drugs star Jake Gyllenhaal will be the next Hollywood actor to join his adventure show Man vs Wild.

Bear — a man who's drunk his own wee and the warm blood of animals he's killed with his bare hands (he is amazing) — revealed that his yet-to-be-filmed collaboration with Jake came about because of an offhand remark the actor made on a talk show.

"Jake was just joking [about what it's like to be famous]," Bear told reporters during his recent trip to Sydney. "He was going, 'Yeah, it's great, I get whatever I want — if I get in trouble in the wild I just call Bear Grylls."

Bear and Jake had never actually met at that point, but it wasn't long before the former called up the latter and invited him to "put his money where his mouth is". And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why you never make jokes about Bear Grylls. The man is hardcore.

Other celebs to join Bear on his wacky adventures include Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller.

Jake Gyllenhaal will be in an episode of Man vs Wild

James said...

"Anybody who has made a home sex tape knows what feels best doesn't always look best. I remember when I was 19 doing that, and then watching it back and thinking, 'Oh, that looks horrible. So you have a lot of respect for those actors in pornography, because they are really not just doing it, they're really selling it!"

-- Actor James Franco, giving props to porn actors while ignoring how lucrative even a badly produced sex tape of himself could be

Anonymous said...

diablodamour: Just saw jake gyllenhaal in soho my life is complete
28 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

aaronpinero: I'm concerned because it seems Jake Gyllenhaal is taking career advice from Nick Cage. Zoinks!
40 minutes ago

Austin and bowling said...

I just started a new exercise regiment. I'm exhausted. http://twitpic.com/46wvcj
4 hours ago

Anonymous said...

I see that the fake tweets are surfacing so that Jake and Austin cannot be placed together.

Are they done with OTH filming?


Oh goodness, here we go again.
lol
Are you obsessed people aware that Jake and Austin are not joined at the hip and CAN go their separate ways? Friends, buddies, fuckbuddies, past lovers it does not matter. People move on from each other on a daily basis.
How irrational and obsessive tunnel vision some posters have to just wish and hope for the two to have undying love when they are constantly seen with others on different coast and continents on a daily basis and NEVER with each other.
And, "NEVER" a Baby in tow.

Give it up already.

Anonymous said...

CSTDT would have a field day with this blog

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Jake is with Austin.

They do find ways to be together. They've been together since 2002 and when they broke up in roughly May 2006, word on original WFT was that Jake drove Maggie and Peter crazy crying because he needed Austin and was unable to get in touch with him.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Jake is with Austin.

They do find ways to be together. They've been together since 2002 and when they broke up in roughly May 2006, word on original WFT was that Jake drove Maggie and Peter crazy crying because he needed Austin and was unable to get in touch with him.

"they broke up in roughly May 2006,"


Are you aware it's March 2011, not 2006?
Are you aware of how many married and unmarried partners break up after months or a few years of being together? Are YOU???
What makes you think that they are not human and this can NOT happen to them, even if they are bi/gay and were in a relationship?

word on original WFT was that Jake drove Maggie and Peter crazy crying because he needed Austin

WHAT??? Are you aware that those were rumors also? Rumors fed by Ted? Makes it possible/probable/and maybe NOT! What makes that rumor more believable than say, Jake has a fetish for pink balloons?? Its still just Rumors talked about on a rumor blog. 50/50

PS if you have not see them together in person holding hands and talked to them about their baby(s), guess what, it's still a Rumor.

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Anonymous said...

Are they done with OTH filming?
...
Are you obsessed people aware that Jake and Austin are not joined at the hip...


Have you read the question???
Stop projecting, you are beyond silly.

Anonymous said...

They do find ways to be together.

They don't need to look for ways to be together, last 12 months Jake only did promotion for 2 movies, but he wasn't interested in being near Austin.

Anonymous said...

last 12 months Jake only did promotion for 2 movies, but he wasn't interested in being near Austin.

LOL! Stop playing stupid - that's what PR want you to believe.

Anonymous said...

Jake's PR faked 1.000 tweets, sightings and photos of Jake? You really believe that?

Anonymous said...

And let's not forget that Austin's bearding = no more disappearing during weekends = almost no chance of spending weekends with Jake during months and months of OTH filming.

Anonymous said...

Seyfried: 'DiCaprio is like De Niro'

Amanda Seyfriend has revealed that she believes Leonardo DiCaprio is like a younger Robert De Niro.

Seyfried spoke to Access Hollywood about her upcoming film Red Riding Hood, stating that the cast and crew often found themselves starstruck by DiCaprio, one of the movie's producers.

"When [DiCaprio] came to visit there was a weird tension on set," Seyfried said. "Everybody was whispering, 'He's here! He's here!'

"You know, he's like a godfather. He's like De Niro to the younger generation of actors."

Seyfried also revealed that DiCaprio played a large role in casting the film.

"He was a big part of the casting process, which is good because his input is always wanted," she said. "He's been working for a long time and he makes great choices."

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a307447/seyfried-dicaprio-is-like-de-niro.html

Anonymous said...

^^I wouldn't agree with Amanda. Leo is a good actor, but no DeNiro talent by far. Leo's been extremely lucky to be cast in great movies as of late.
Even Depp's high profile career started at the end of his thirties, beginning of fourty. And he is a truly gifted, versatile actor.

Leo's been extremely lucky. That's rare, really.

Anonymous said...

George Clooney And Ryan Gosling Film The Ides Of March In Miami

http://x17online.com/celebrities/george_clooney/george_clooney_and_ryan_gosling_film_in_miam_030411.php

Anonymous said...

George, Ryan and Ricky are in Miami right now - I wish I was there too :)

Anonymous said...

Jake, is that you?

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Jake said...

*cough*

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Anonymous said...

Trolly, stop projecting!

Anonymous said...
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Jake Gyllenhaal Makes a Run For It! said...

Jake Gyllenhaal is decked out in Nike gear while taking a jog around his neighborhood on Sunday (March 6) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old actor has been getting himself into shape with regular runs. On Friday, Jake took his dog Atticus for a jog while wearing a bright neon jacket.

Jake, who is currently gearing up for the April 1 release of his film Source Code, recently landed his next film role. He will star in the gritty cop drama End of Watch.

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/03/06/jake-gyllenhaal-makes-a-run-for-it

Anonymous said...

Jogging is good, but I hope to see real Source Code promotion soon.

Jake's PR said...

Time for another "dancing and flirting with girls" video!

Anonymous said...

There's someone at Ain't It Cool who has seen Source Code. Said it was enjoyable, but didn't like Jake in it.

It is starting to become irritating that critics don't like Jake in MOST of his roles anymore. I for one think he was good in PoP i.e., the accent was spot on and he did a fine action job. Not saying the movie itself was a masterpiece though.

I remember in his early career, critics liked him. What happened? Why all the scepticism towards him now? His acting isn't getting much praise nowadays and I truly think that's not fair.

Anonymous said...

It is starting to become irritating that critics don't like Jake in MOST of his roles anymore.

PoP, Brothers, LAOD - based on tweets most public liked Jake in those movies.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but in serious message boards he is never mentioned among the great peers of his (actors his age group to be precise). It's like he's non existent. I may be the only one who thinks he is a tad underrated.

Anonymous said...

Maybe because Jake can't be seen in "cool" movies?

Anonymous said...

What do you mean? Isn't DD considered as one of the cooler cult hits ever?

He needs to be part of a great movie again.

Anonymous said...

DD and BBMt are great, I mean after 2005.

Anonymous said...

True. Quite unfortunate that nothing great (work wise) came his way since 2005.

Anonymous said...

He needs to be part of a great movie again.

Or do an edgy role.

Anonymous said...

Or get another famous beard

Anonymous said...

His acting isn't getting much praise nowadays and I truly think that's not fair.

I don't think reviews are so bad. The problem is that Jake's movies don't make money (you don't care about reviews in that case) and his roles are too "middle of the road" for critics to care about him as an actor.

Anonymous said...

Or get another famous beard

That didn't work.

Ain't It Cool said...

Published on: Mar 06, 2011

Source Code (2011, directed by Duncan Jones)

We're two films into his career, and it's pretty clear what turns Duncan Jones' crank. Like Moon before it, Source Code uses science fiction trappings to explore humanity's free will and survival instinct. And like Moon, Jones isn't afraid to apply DJ sensibilities to filmmaking, mashing up genres and sampling from the classics to try and create something that is still unmistakably his own.

Unlike Moon, though, Source Code struggles to escape the gravity of those influences, and Jones' voice at times gets lost in the noise. It's hardly what you'd call a sophomore slump - Source Code is entertaining enough, with some interesting ideas and a couple of great supporting performances - but it's not career-defining either. (At least, I hope not).

If Jones gets anything perfectly right, it's the opening minutes of the film. The precredits sequence is flat out great. Over a score that sounds like it's cribbed from a top-notch 70s paranoid political thriller you've never seen, Jones intercuts between swooping aerial shots of Chicago and a commuter train hurtling towards the city. The music, the pacing of the shots, all scream one thing: something capital-b Bad is going to happen.

After that, Jones tosses the audience straight into the deep end of the plot. Jake Gyllenhaal wakes up on the train and finds himself sitting across from a woman (Michelle Monaghan) he doesn't know. In fact he doesn't even know how he got on the train - last thing he remembers, he was piloting a chopper in Afghanistan. The reflection he sees in the window isn't his face, and Monaghan keeps calling him by someone else's name. He's disoriented, angry, very nearly in a blind panic, and then boom.

No, literally, boom. The train blows up, killing everyone aboard. And then after blowing up, Gyllenhaal finds himself back in uniform, locked in a strange capsule with no memory of how he got there either while a different woman on a monitor grills him on the details of what he just saw...

From there, things settle down into a rhythm. Gyllenhaal is part of a covert anti-terrorism initiative trying to thwart the next attack by the train bomber. Through the magic of quantum physics, he's able to re-live the last 8 minutes of the life of one of the train's passengers over and over (and over and over) again, to try and find clues pointing to the identity of the terrorist. As he does so though, and despite being told repeatedly by his superiors that the people upon the train are already dead and that there's nothing he can do for them, Gyllenhaal starts to care about his fellow passengers (especially, of course, the pretty one sitting across from him) and tries to save them as well as complete his mission.

Ain't It Cool said...

If that sounds like a Frankenstein's monster sewn together from equal parts 12 Monkeys and Groundhog Day, well, that's because it is. But there's a spark created by the collision of those two concepts that propels the film, and the script gives enough credit to the audience's intelligence that it never bogs itself down with exposition, although a large degree of credit for that needs to go to the always awesome Jeffrey Wright. He plays the scientist in charge of the project with a preening intellect that is simply astounding to watch. His one attempt to explain to Gyllenhaal how the project works lasts all of about thirty seconds and simultaneously gives you just enough information to suspend your disbelief while also making it clear how tired he is of dumbing down his genius for lesser minds. It's phenomenal, as is the rest of his performance. Why Wright isn't a bigger star is one of the great mysteries of modern Hollywood.

The other standout performance is Vera Farmiga as the face on the monitor, Gyllenhaal's liaison with the project HQ. Like Gyllenhaal, she finds herself trapped between her orders and basic human decency, but unlike Gyllenhaal her dilemma is a lot less theoretical. She takes what might have been a very jarring transition from ruthless model of military efficiency to bleeding heart, and makes it seem natural and inevitable. It's not a showy performance, but it's a very, very good one.

As for the leads? Well... Monaghan's sweet-natured cutie role is certainly necessary to get you as invested as Gyllenhaal in the fate of the passengers, but it doesn't give her a whole lot to do other than smile and occasionally scrunch up her brow in confusion. And good ole Jake, bless his heart, just doesn't have the over-the-top personality of a Willis or a Cage to really ever become a full-blown Everyman action hero, but in a role like this which is lighter on action and heavier on emoting, he's entirely adequate.

There's one other thing that makes Source Code slightly more than the sum of its parts, and that's its metaphysical underpinnings. Speaking as someone with a great love for pop culture bastardizations of quantum physics, this movie handles the whole 'multiple universes' concept as well as any big Hollywood production I've ever seen. Every time Gyllenhaal goes 'back' to those eight minutes, his choices create a new universe branching out from the old one. Since they all end in the train blowing up anyway (thus collapsing the wave, if you're following this and your eyes didn't glaze over a couple of sentences ago) Wright dismisses any of Gyllenhaal's concerns as nonsense. There's only one 'real' universe, and it's the one Wright is standing in. But as Gyllenhaal keeps pushing the envelope on what he can get done and get away with in those eight minutes, he becomes more and more certain that these universes aren't just shadows of probability, and are just as real as the world he's being sent from. The payoff on it all is really quite well done, even if it does raise some curious moral questions.

In short, Source Code is a fairly well-shot (one unfortunate CGI shot aside), reasonably clever movie with a couple of really good performances. Just so long as you aren't expecting to have your mind blown, it's worth checking out.

Anton Sirius Twitter: @AntonSirius

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/48764

Anonymous said...

Jake is a very good actor in the right genres i.e. drama and comedy. Not action. I don't find him believable, it happened with PoP and it's happening again with the trailers for Source Code. If I were Jake I'd rather be good/great in the genres that suit me than "adequate" in action movies or thrillers.

Anonymous said...

First Source Code review isn't too bad :)

Anonymous said...

Every time Gyllenhaal goes 'back' to those eight minutes, his choices create a new universe branching out from the old one.

This sounds quite interesting.

Anonymous said...

"Every time Gyllenhaal goes 'back' to those eight minutes, his choices create a new universe branching out from the old one."

This has been done millions of times in tv and movies. There is even an episode of The X-files with the same plot.
The only way they could make this interesting is not ending the whole thing in a conventional way, but being an American mainstream movie,I very doubt this will be the case.

I'm eager to see this movie,though.

Anonymous said...

Jake was a good actor when his spirit was free. When he backed deep in to the closet and padlocked the door he lost his mojo too. Adequate is as good as it gets when you are leading a double life and lying all of the time.

destiny said...

Jake was a good actor when his spirit was free. When he backed deep in to the closet and padlocked the door he lost his mojo too. Adequate is as good as it gets when you are leading a double life and lying all of the time.

I agree, there is just something a bit controlled or inhibited about Jake's performances, unlike in the past. I still think he is good, but he doesn't really shine.

When you think of the actors of jake's generation who get all the attention, yes, some of them may be gay and bearding too, but the bearding doesn't seem to consume their lives the way it does with Jake, and they certainly aren't tabloid fodder.

People seem to be the most interested in actors who are perceived as cool, and kind of a bit mysterious. For example, it seems like people are a little less interested in Alexander Skaarsgard since he took up with Kate Bosworth and they were seen on gossip sites practically every day.

Anonymous said...

I don't think reviews are so bad. The problem is that Jake's movies don't make money (you don't care about reviews in that case) and his roles are too "middle of the road" for critics to care about him as an actor.

hmmm, I think you have something there. I agree with one of the above posters that Jake needs to do and edgy role. Something to take him clearly out of his comfort zone. Does not have to be horror or a vicious villian, just something to push the boundaries. A likable, diablical villian just might work.
but he would have to be bi also. LOL hey let's push the boundaries, ok.

Anonymous said...

^^ Sorry diablical = diabolical

Anonymous said...

but he would have to be bi also

In the movie?

Anonymous said...

Why Wright isn't a bigger star is one of the great mysteries of modern Hollywood.

^^^ I agree

BI said...

BlindGossip – We really thought that this successful funny man was done with the whole bearding mishegas. After all, he did get a divorce and has been pretty much living as an openly gay man. So why in the world would he get married again? Well, consider this mystery solved. He is still gay, but he believes he was more successful when people perceived him as a heterosexual man. His next live-action film is scheduled for release in 2012, so we’ll see then if the whole married man act pays off at the box office.

BlindGossip

Anonymous said...

3:53, Mike Myers. But maybe he's bi?

Anonymous said...

Personally, this "people" I couldn't care less about an actor's cool factor, just if they are good in their roles, or I like the kind of roles they choose. That's what makes the cool factor and/or mystery, not their personal lives. With that thinking, Jake is keeping mystery about himself, so ... where's the problem?

Anonymous said...

"Why Wright isn't a bigger star is one of the great mysteries of modern Hollywood."

I totally agree. He has an Emmy and Tony for the Angels in America, but he should have received an Oscar for Basquiat. Jeffrey Wright is a spectacularly brilliant actor, as maleable, committed and daring as Johnny Depp.

Anonymous said...

With that thinking, Jake is keeping mystery about himself

Tabloid spreads and weekly rag reports about Jake and his beards is "keeping mystery"?

Anonymous said...

word on original WFT was that Jake drove Maggie and Peter crazy crying because he needed Austin and was unable to get in touch with him.


LOL LOL LOL!!!!! Jake Gyllenhaal: 16 year old teenaged girl! Who knew?

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha, it was so much fun posting bullshit like that on WFT, how gullible, including Dani, good times.

Here on WFT2, posters for the most part have smartened up/

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha, it was so much fun posting bullshit like that on WFT, how gullible, including Dani, good times.

Here on WFT2, posters for the most part have smartened up/"




Nice try. Not buying.

;)

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

Ryan Gosling is the best actor of his generation. That is becoming very clear.

Anonymous said...

Dont tell me you believe everything you read on an anon blog? Oh come on now, really? ???? This comment makes no sense whatsoever. If you dont believe anon blogs then why are you so worried about what is said here. The troll uses a different name every time he comments. Thats no different than being an anon.

Anonymous said...

According to US Weekly Michelle Willimas cried after Natalie P. won and Jake had to comfort her.
It must suck to have lost every single award to Natalie.
But I'm confident Michelle will be nominated and maybe win soon again. ;)

Anonymous said...

^^won the Oscar

Anonymous said...

According to US Weekly Michelle Willimas cried after Natalie P. won

Oh please, what an insult! Michelle is an adult and a mother, she knows what matters and would never cry over something so immaterial.

Anonymous said...

The troll uses a different name every time he comments.

What "name" would that be? "Anonymous" perhaps!

Anonymous said...

Natalie had a great year, met the man of her dreams, got preggers and won over and over. Must have reminded Michelle of award season 2005/06 when she thought she found her forever happiness with Heath and new baby. So, it could be that it was a mix of reasons why she cried, if she cried that is.

Anonymous said...

Michelle didn't even bother to attend the indie spirit awards the day before the Oscars. I found that suspicious.

Anonymous said...

Are James Franco and Agyness Deyn dating?

http://www.heatworld.com/Celeb-News/2011/03/James-Franco-and-Agyness-Deyn-dating/

Anonymous said...

Ryan Gosling on set at Miami University

http://jjb.yuku.com/topic/665521/Ryan-Gosling-on-set-at-Miami-University

Anonymous said...

Ryan Gosling is the best actor of his generation. That is becoming very clear.

He definitely is.

And even though I think Franco is a pretentious douche, he's serious about his acting career. He'll be fine. As for Jake, I'm really not sure how he'll fare in the future. He's solid enough, but he needs to get better. I see similarities with DiCaprio's acting nowadays, but DiCaprio is in amazing productions, Jake isn't.

Anonymous said...

What "name" would that be? "Anonymous" perhaps!

LOL :)

Anonymous said...

Are James Franco and Agyness Deyn dating?

James broke up with his girlfriend/"girlfriend"?

Anonymous said...

Just a thought - maybe Michelle was happy for Natalie and that's why she cried? If it's true. Not everyone is jealous, petty insecure and selfish. Michelle is one of the best actresses of her generation too, and has received much acclaim for it. I'm sure she is confident enough to realize that. An Oscar is nice, but it's not everything. Michelle, I am sure, will have one one day too. :)

Anonymous said...

Michelle, I am sure, will have one one day too. :)

I'm very confident about it too. :)

Anonymous said...

Don't tell me you believe everything you read on an anon blog?

Your "argument" is void.
Lainey posts made up bullshit all the time.
I've read about Tiger's cheating YEARS before the scandal and all posts were anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Not really, i'm on gossip boards where you are made to register and people posted about Tiger cheating, it was an open secret.

If you click on people's avatar's on the site you can see a profile, true the profile can be made up but you have to submit a legit e-mail address. People can easily teace someone, here it's all anon., much more reason to plant BS.

PS: Tiger's penchant for porn and skanks, etc were talked about before he married, even in mainstream media, when he married all thought it would end.

Hell even BI's about him were guessed to be him, Tiger made a lot of $$$$ for Golf, therefore most of his fans and chose to ignore the chatter.

Anonymous said...

Lainey, Ted, etc post made BS all the time, so what would keep a person that posts on the DC forum or OMG and then comes over here to post fanfic?

Anonymous said...

About Jake's PR faking tweets and sightings - you can fake tweets, but you can NOT stop people from tweeting.
So people who claim that Jake's PR fakes tweets also claim that Jake hides most of the time.

Anonymous said...

The point is that gossip from anonymous posters is as good and as valid as gossip from people with known names.

Anonymous said...

celebritybullet: JAKE GYLLENHAAL, MICHELLE MONAGHAN, VERA FARMIGA, JEFFREY WRIGHT attend premiere of Source Code at ArcLight Cinerama Dom, LA on 28th March.
about 1 hour ago

Jake in NYC? said...

Sombon: Saw Jake Gyllenhaal in the market today. Which one? Yeah only those of us who sprinted up stairs & down a hall into an elevator get to know
about 5 hours ago

In bathroom in Standard Hotel. "Hello NYC!" said my secret flower. "Hello!" http://t.co/PfVnszG
5 hours ago

Anonymous said...

Yes jake is in NY, didn't you see the previous tweets posted here?

Anonymous said...

alliance3321: Sophia Bush & Austin Nichols will not sign on for a Season 9. They both are done once Season 8 wraps.
about 20 hours ago

Austin said...

Shooting two more scenes for my episode today. Happy to be back in the Director's chair.
20 hours ago

Anonymous said...

Yes jake is in NY, didn't you see the previous tweets posted here?

I've seen Soho tweet from Sunday, but there are Sunday LA jogging pictures from LA so I wasn't sure + I would expect more tweets.

DL gossip said...

How funny...true story here not long ago I was a a deli and I actually found myself staring at this incredibly sexy guy who turned out to be Ryan Gosling. He was with two other young- hipster types guys and I could not take my eyes off his ass! He caught me staring and gave me kind of a dirty look. The friend I was with recognized him and got excited and I explained he caught me checking him out and seemed rather annoyed by it.

by: He is Very hot in person

Anonymous said...

Those pics were taken on Saturday, JJ got the dates wrong, again.

There are several tweets and FB sightings from Sunday to today of him in NY, SOHO, the farmers Market, etc. It was Peter's 40th B-day yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I thought Jake was in NYC for business since he will be in Austin, TX on Friday. Thanks 9:53 AM.

Anonymous said...

EntNewsUSA: Guestlist shaping up nicely for BAM Theater Gala in New York on Thursday: Geoffrey Rush, Hugh Jackman, Maggie Gyllenhaal...
23 minutes ago

Ask 'Source Code' Stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan a Question said...

On Saturday, March 12, Moviefone will sit down with 'Source Code' stars Gyllenhaal and Monaghan during the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, to answer your questions.

Ask Gyllenhaal what it was like to once again play a soldier in a movie or ask Monaghan about the stunts she had to perform. Ask them anything you'd like!

Leave your questions in the comments with your name and location.

Then check back on Monday, March 28, to see if they answered your question!

http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/03/07/ask-source-code-stars-jake-gyllenhaal-and-michelle-monaghan-a-question/

DL gossip said...

RE Lainey: it's no wonder she won't out anyone or spread any real dirt these days. She's moving slowly upward in the gossip world, getting some access to stars at press junkets, red carpets and the like.

You don't shit where you eat. It's the eternal achilles heel of gossip.

Good gossip only comes from sources that are anonymous and, ideally, pissed off with celebrities. It's a pity all the NDAs seem to airtight these days.

Anonymous said...

There are several tweets and FB sightings from Sunday to today of him in NY, SOHO, the farmers Market, etc. It was Peter's 40th B-day yesterday.

Stop playing stupid. We know those are fake, and Jake was with Austin.

Anonymous said...

12:56 PM - are you joking or are you serious?

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Anonymous said...

JakesTakes: Just saw new Jake Gyllenhaal and @manmademoon film SOURCE CODE -- can't talk about it yet but it was very _______ <-- Insert adjective here.
about 2 hours ago

Anonymous said...

carolhan Carol Han
Jake Gyllenhaal having lunch at Cookshop with his mother. Instant metamorphosis into a swooning fangirl.
2 hours ago

Anonymous said...

Awwwww :)

Anonymous said...

digitalkvan: Getting a little excited ... get to hang out with Jake Gyllenhaal on Friday ... #sxsw #sourcecode #microsofttag
about 4 hours ago

Anonymous said...

Very new to this blog.

Does anyone have a picture of Jake G. and Austin N. baby tile baby?

Is a girl or boy? I dying to see the pictures. And, why is not mational news?

Anonymous said...

You are in the wrong blog sweetie, try omg.com!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Great welcome wagon.

Anonymous said...

7:02 is making the same kind of spelling and grammar mistakes as trolly Jack. Coincidence?

Anonymous said...

Very new to this blog. Does anyone have a picture of Jake G. and Austin N. baby tile baby?
Is a girl or boy? I dying to see the pictures. And, why is not mational news?


If you are interested in Family check this blog out. They are the specialist in this area.

Jaustin and Baby Tile Site

Anonymous said...

^^I meant, If you are interested in Family Tile....

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a picture of Jake G. and Austin N. baby tile baby?

No, there are no pictures, just speculations.

Anonymous said...

Cameronadamsxxx: Saw a screening of SOURCE CODE with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan. It was really good! It's coming out soon go see it!
16 minutes ago

similar subjects? said...

andinarvaez: Sorry Jake Gyllenhall, Matt Damon beat you to it. AdjustmentBureau > Source Code.
about 4 hours ago

Anonymous said...

TheHoneyBunnie: Free movie screening tickets to see Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal @ http://t.co/c4SOF4B
about 1 hour ago

Anonymous said...

Anyone watch Glee? Last night's episode was very gay friendly (as is the entire show) with one of the main plots being about two girls figuring out their feelings for each other. Very emotional stuff.

The other had Chris Colfer's character getting the sex talk from his dad. I think it was the first time I've ever seen a scene where "the talk" was given to a gay teen. It was a powerful message that will be very meaningful to kids (gay or straight) watching the show. "You matter"

box office forecast said...

Opening Weekend - Cumulative

$17,000,000 - $55,000,000

http://www.boxoffice.com/featured_stories/2011-02-long-range-forecast

Anonymous said...

^^^^ For Source Code, of course :)

Anonymous said...

Anyone watch Glee?

The series will soon start to air in my country, but I must admit that I'm not crazy about Chris Colfer, something about him rubs me the wrong way.

Anonymous said...

$55,000,000 + $50,000,000 from the rest of the world = $105,000,000

Not bad :)

destiny said...

I love Glee, and I agree, last night's episode was great. Even my girlfriend, who doesn't like very many things on TV, likes it.

I also thought Paltrow was really good on it, and I usually don't like her.

Anonymous said...

On last night's Glee, Burt Hummel had a talk with Kurt about the birds and the bees. It'd be great if all gay teens (or teens in general) had a parent who cared this much.

Said Burt:

"When you're intimate with someone in that way, you gotta know that you're exposing yourself. You're never gonna be more vulnerable, and that scares the hell out of a lot of guys...With two guys you've got two people who think that sex is just sex. It's gonna be easier to come by and once you start, you aren't gonna want to stop. You gotta know that it means something. It's doing something to you, to your heart, to your self-esteem, even though it feels like you're just having fun...When you're ready, I want you to be able to do everything. But when you're ready, I want you to use it as a way to connect to another person. Don't throw yourself around like you don't matter, because you matter."

Watch the clip...

Kurt and His Dad Have a Gay Sex Talk on 'Glee'

Anonymous said...

But when you're ready, I want you to use it as a way to connect to another person.

Give me a break, some people want to spoil everyone's fun :)

Anonymous said...

It can make a very important, long lasting connection with another person. :)

Anonymous said...

At least one Baby tile is believed to be male. Not sure about baby Tile #2. Jake was spotted with a little girl once. Most assumed it was Ramona but there is no way to be sure. I would not be surprised if there is one of each. He chose Reese for a beard who had one of each. Planning ahead in case he was spotted with children.

Anonymous said...

At least one Baby tile is believed to be male.

Why? I only remember blue toy from Paris as an argument.

Anonymous said...

Chris Colfer is wonderful, plus he was born in Fresno. What's not to love? Glee is a great show.

Anonymous said...

Glee is OK, Chris is OK, nothing to write home about.

Anonymous said...

Jake was spotted with a little girl once. Most assumed it was Ramona but there is no way to be sure.

But we are sure that Jake being spotted with a little girl and unknown people is no proof or indication that he's a father.

Anonymous said...

I think Glee and Chris are something to write home about. I love that the show is so open and accepting about a gay couple, and all the music. And the nasty chearleading coach with a xylophone - what a combo. :) Also its about acceptance for anyone who may be different. Good messages for people, and fun too.

Anonymous said...

Glee has good moments, but writing is often bad with nonsensical stories and characters - that's not fun.

a-ha! said...

PrabzB: After watching the Oscars... I fell out of love with James Franco and more with Jake Gyllenhaal... Strange. Was it the pink dress?!?!
about 1 hour ago

Anonymous said...

He chose Reese for a beard who had one of each. Planning ahead in case he was spotted with children.

BT was a baby, no one could / would mistaken BT for chin's kids.

Anonymous said...

Jake was spotted with a little girl once. Most assumed it was Ramona but there is no way to be sure.

But we are sure that Jake being spotted with a little girl and unknown people is no proof or indication that he's a father.


Hold on hold on...I thought the party line was to disbelieve most tweets because they're a part of the great PR conspiracy.

Or is it more like they'll be believed IF it fits into the BT fantasy?

Anonymous said...

Jake being spotted with a little girl

Was that People magazine tidbit about Jake having breakfast with a couple and their little girl?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a picture of Jake G. and Austin N. baby tile baby?

Is a girl or boy? I dying to see the pictures. And, why is not mational news?


Yes, There are pictures of the baby tile on the OMG site. Special k or what's her name posted the pictures then took them down, I read somewhere.
You think she'll post them again?

Anonymous said...

OMG's pictures of BT" are in IHJ gallery: Jake with the chin in Paris park and group photo of PoP crew. You can't see "BT"'s face and there is no real reason to believe those kids are BT.

ihj gallery said...

BT pic 1 - Paris

Anonymous said...

It is believed that BT1 is Austin's. Austin's father is blond as was his nephew in a pic where he was small.

The child in the Paris pic and the PoP crew picture is blond and the approximate size that BT would be at those times. In Austin's twitpic during famous Nashville week with Swift, the small blond tot that the Jake-could be is looking at could also be BT.

These kids aren't going to have a sign on their clothes that screams I'm BT. But for those who think Jake can't be proud of his kid(S) this could be his way of getting them seen without a way to "prove" they are his.

And for those who are denying they could be his kids, that would be a well thought out plan that Jake just might have for once. Because it is fooling the doubters.

Anonymous said...

These kids aren't going to have a sign on their clothes that screams I'm BT.

Of course not. And Austin would have to be an idiot to post a picture of his super secret kid. Not to mention an awful parent.

Anonymous said...

And for those who are denying they could be his kids, that would be a well thought out plan that Jake just might have for once.

What plan? Hiding, denying and raising kid(s) in secret and without Austin?

Anonymous said...

^^^ awful Parent??

Jake and Austin have to work and keep up apeareances, NO?

Besides, they don't have time to raise a child, let someone else like a nanny do it. They're too beautiful and they have to be seen ya know. They'll bring the child out to the public when it's trendy and excepted to the masses. Until then, baby tile has to stay in the closet. OK

Don't ya just love them?

Anonymous said...

Jake and Austin have to work and keep up apeareances, NO?

Yes.
But they don't have to have kids just to hide and deny and stay away from them so I'm sure there are no BTs.

Anonymous said...

BT pic 1 - Paris

^^

why would bt participate in a planned photo op?

*getting headache from our friends the jaustiloons. sigh*

BT said...

Bitches never asked my permission!

Anonymous said...

Agyness Deyn and James Franco are back on

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/57005605.html

Anonymous said...

Yeah, right.

Anonymous said...

"*getting headache from our friends the jaustiloons. sigh*"




It's not going away, honey, so you better buy yourself a huge bottle of Anacin.

Anonymous said...

Busy and Husband live in/near Silverlake, I always thought that People sighting with Jake and Reese and couple with kid was them, same with the sighting of Jake child and woman at the Getty, both sightings were in 2009, how old is Birdie?

I can see if somoene couldn't ID Busy if they never watched Dawsons Creek or Cougartown , I wouldn't.


Jake, Reese, Busy and her husband were seen at the Coachella concert in 2009, check out the pics on IHJ.

Austin's sister had a third child born last August, Jaustaloons are in denial

IMDB said...

Daughter, Birdie Leigh Silverstein, was born on August 13, 2008

Anonymous said...

People sighting with Jake and Reese and couple with kid

There was no such thing, it was Jake and couple with kid sighting.

Anonymous said...

Daughter, Birdie Leigh Silverstein, was born on August 13, 2008

That was after Paris "BT" picture.

Anonymous said...

You really believe that's BT in the Paris picture? LOL, whatever. Whatever makes you halppy.

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