Thursday, June 22, 2006

BRITPOPBABY ACTUALLY SPENDS A DAY AT WORK IN THE OFFICE AND LOOK WHAT JAKE GETS UP TO!



As if I wasn't suicidal enough after eight and half hours of answering phones, photocopying and making small talk with lady from Accounts and I return home to this, Mr Gyllenhaal? She'd better be a cousin. A distant cousin. And I don't like her dress althought the lady we have identified as Mrs Jake's Pal Chris looks cute. And she looks like Selma Blair. Not saying she is, I just see similarities. You know it's unfortunate that Jake was involved with Kirsten during the years he was eligible for Tiger Beat and Cosmogirl interviews because we've never got a full lowdown on his 'type'. Blonde, brunette, tall, short? Sorry, I'm rambling. I'm tired. Anyways, here is Jake the following day, taking a stroll in NYC. Why oh why do we have two bottles of water and what appears to be an airline pillow with us, Jake?


ALSO: Miffed found actual Jake news! Amazing...

His heart transplant didn't make "A Prairie Home Companion" director Robert Altman cut back on his marijuana intake - if anything, he's enjoying the ganja even more now.
"I've increased it because of my heart condition. I even have a prescription for marijuana pills," he told us when we asked him about his fondness for the illicit drug.
Thankfully, that new heart Altman got about 10 years ago came from a woman much younger than his 81 years.
Altman loved working with young Lindsay Lohan on his new flick, but he didn't mention whether he and the wild young lass partook of any illegal substances on the movie set.
Although the "M*A*S*H" director said he wants to work with La Lohan again, the young Hollywood star he most wants to rope into his new feature, "Hands on a Hard Body," filming in September, is Jake Gyllenhaal.
The name of the movie may sound tantalizing, but cool your jets, "Brokeback" fans. The flick is about folks keeping their hands on a car to try to win it in a shopping mall contest.
Altman told us he has been in talks with Jake but hasn't gotten a final answer from him yet.

It sounds shit. Don't call Jake, Altman, we'll call you.

From www.nydailynews.com

Pics from http://iheartjake.com

74 comments:

Anonymous said...

Regarding the photo with the water bottles and the pillow.... well jeez! He has to keep that sweet body of his well hydrated and rested, doesn't he?!!

Katie of Sweden said...

The Altman thing doesn't sound serious to me... Altman is obviously constantly stoned, even during that interview... Thanks britpop for serving me my daily dish... I actually like it when you don't update too often cause then the comments are getting longer and lively :)

miffed67 said...

What?!? An actual JOB? Man, oh man...what's the world coming to?

She does look like Selma Blair, doesn't she?

britpopbaby said...

Don't worry - it was just one day. I'm an official temp.

Katie of Sweden said...

One of my best friends is actually in Vancouver right now heading out for the airport... I SMS:ed her to check out for a red haired Kirsten D..

Back on topic.. when will be the first time Jake will do a Sean Penn towards the paps? Am I the only one seeing some anger bulding up?

~DKBB~ said...

Welcome to the work-a-day world, brit! As a temp, you'll come to learn a whole lotta crap about not much, but it's all money, right?!

The "airline pillow" looks to me to be an ice pack taped to our little Gyllenwolf's elbow - perhaps he hurt it playing basketball. ;)

I'd take the Altman movie news with a large grain of salt...there's always some Altman movie in the works, or so it seems.

wtbgirl said...

btw - There is a discrepancy on the location of this dinner - PLUS MAGGIE was at the dinner too, if that makes you feel any better, brit (not a double date).

These photos are from the evening of the 19th, the day Jake flew here.

He was spotted, days BEFORE these photos actually surfaced, having dinner on the 19th with Maggie and three "normals" - presumably these three, at Pearl Oyster Bar in the West Village. The spotter on gawker perfectly described Jake's ensemble, so I think that's for real.

On ihj, they are saying that they are leaving dinner at Kittichai in Soho. I suppose Mags could have left, and these guys went on to have drinks over there in Soho, although not sure why they would bother to schlep over there, as Kittichai is pretty sedate and more a place to have a quiet dinner in a feng shui enviornment, than a "post dinner, let's grab drinks" kind of place.

It's scary how much info I amass - I gotta get over this guy. *sigh*

The Bearded Lady said...

BRB, I have to agree on the face of it, the movie sounds inane...and the thought of the camera stuck on people, stuck to a car...well it's sort of sticky...I guess this is one of those things that is more the how than the is. is?....Jake get the money up front! forgo any percentage!.... it might be genius...but it's a leap of faith....or maybe that medical marijuana is kicking in?

Anonymous said...

Actually, Kate of Sweden, the Altman thing does sound very serious. It has been mentioned in other interviews with Altman. Also, Altman is a genius director (loved "Gosford Park") and while the concept might sound weak, it could be a brilliantly witty and quirky movie. From other reports in "Entertainment Weekly" he is also trying to get Billy Bob Thornton, Hilary swank and Woody Harrelson, among others for this.

claire said...

oh my god...that last picture - i think i've died and gone to heaven :-))

Anonymous said...

Britpop, here is a more direct link to the Altman article, btw

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/428877p-361580c.html

As for Jake in the pics, yeah I think he should be able to go around the city like most celebs and do what he wants and not be hounded. I feel for him and his friends. I hope he doesn't regret coming here. I would love if he moved here because I don't think he would be bothered as much as his "visits"

jla said...

It sounds shit. Don't call Jake, Altman, we'll call you

It sure as hell does! Sounds like Altman was high when he devised the concept for this movie and he was really baked when he thought Jake would waste his considerable talent slumming in it! Jake Watch must provide script approval and I don't think this one will satsify our critical and refined palettes!

And Jake looks like he was having fun with the mystery chica and his friends until the paps nosy asses intruded! She looks cute, I'll give her a pass! I like how Jake hangs out with normal looking. people!! Maybe he prefers his intellect to be aroused first!

BPB an honest days work for our little spinster!! WTF is the world coming too? Don't get too excited about your wages! If the UK is anything like the US those taxes are a bitch!

The Bearded Lady said...

The dinner pics...euuuu I can't explain these away as easily....Maggie joined them?...that would not exclude a dating scenario to me...whom ever he gets close to would need to pass the sister bar....this is not a recognizable person...ala Natalie so we can't explain it away as friendship for certain...she appears to be trying to hide her face from the paps...

Nothing Really Matters said...

I normaly miss things when i'm at work at JW.

Brits you need a job that has a computer with Internet! Then you can still update us!

wtbgirl said...

Well, the guy is Chris, his best friend, the red haired girl is Chris gf/date, so perhaps the dark haired girl is a friend of hers.

Hey, at least he hangs out with normal, non-surgically enhaced, regular people, that works for me.

thesweetestone said...

I like alman...somewhat. He has his moments of brilliance. However, Jake seriouslly needs to start working!!! I need ... more ...of him...im having a crisis.

Kendra said...

!Also, Altman is a genius director (loved "Gosford Park") and while the concept might sound weak, it could be a brilliantly witty and quirky movie."
I agree with you. His cinema achievements have been awesome -although he also made some annoying stinkers. "The player" is one of my favourite films, I wish Jake got a similar role to the lead of that film -great performance by Tim Robbins- 'cause that kind of ambiguous character fits Jake so much!

cina said...

I agree on the Selma Blair reseblance. And how jealous am I of her? I think you can imagine.
Lucky biatch.

And that Altman movie sounds like a total drag. Boring.

Yes - I'm having my period. Why?

thesweetestone said...

Btw, when is zodiac aproximately coming out? I REALLY need more Jake. Or else I will sneak into his house (astral projection, DUH), put cameras all over the place and spend my days sitting in some basment staring at the screens... (yes, I AM a bit insane)

Nothing Really Matters said...

Owh cina i feel the same!

smurfette said...

I agree, miffed, she could definitely pass for Selma Blair’s sister or something. That’s cool cuz Selma and Jake seemed to be good friends, at least back in 2002 right after they did Highway (Jake even interviewed her: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_10_32/ai_93211538). There were some rumors linking them, but I think Jake was dating Jenny Lewis then, and besides, they sound more like friends than anything.

Anyway, I also think the brunette looks a little bit like Jake—like she could pass for a cousin or something, though her body language in the pics go against this theory, since paps or not, a relative would probably look a lot more comfortable. But the looking like Jake idea makes me wonder—you know how certain attractive people tend to date male/female versions of themselves? I wonder if Jake is like that at all. Obviously, Kirsten wasn’t, but a lot of people have mentioned her similarities to Maggie, and I dunno, maybe Jake has some Gyllenhaal-love thing going? Okay, my over-analysis is starting to get creepy so I’ll stop… but still, even if it’s just a little true, who can blame him for gravitating towards what so many of us (obviously) adore?

Britpop, good luck with your new job!

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Marie said...

I'm fine with Jake being in an Altman film. But that idiot Lohan better not be in it with him. I don't want her anywhere near Jake.

nice anonymous said...

I like that Jake doesn't have an "entourage" of hangers-on. That he just appears to have nice, normal friends, with whom he does a lot of socializing. As for the young lady with the slightly ducked head & the long squared-off bangs (not a wig, is it?), you are one lucky girl. I wonder what it feels like to stand before one's closet, trying to choose a dress to wear for having dinner with Jake Gyllenaal later in the evening. (I don't know, frankly, if I'd be up to it.)

miffed67 said...

@12:09 surely your not suggesting K D Lang?

LMAO. Well, maybe she could like Ellen did and get Jake to take his shirt off....at least partially! "Again, it's not for me, cuz I don't care!"

I don't know if I lend any credence to the theory, anon. On the one hand, he does seem to gravitate towards people who are not the "accepted" version of beautiful (whatever the media is defining as beautiful that day), which is clearly a category both Maggie and Kirsten fall into. Otoh, Jake's features fall in to what's considered universally and classically beautiful (and I'm talking in sculpture and paintings, as well as other art forms, i.e. photographs, literature, and film) and it stands to reason that he'd be attracted to the same things that attract all of us. The shape of a face, a jawline, a hairline, whatever. But, the outward appearance is only the first attractor...there has to be something inside to back it up, too. I'm scaring myself now.....dissertation done! Sorry, folks!

maxie said...

I would never underestimate Robert Altman. Others have mentioned "Gosford park" and "The Player," both of which are brilliant, but for my money 'Short Cuts", "Nashville," "Mccabe and Mrs Miller" and "Mash" are also works of genius. You never know what you're going to get with him. He's prolific and experimental and sometimes his films are terrible failures in every way. But you can understand why any young actor would want to work with the guy. He's one of the world's greatest directors and he's going to die soon.

(I do have to say, that regardless of the subject matter or whether it's any good, with that title and Jake in it, it will open big.)

As for the pics, I am just heartbroken that he's left LA again. I was taking ridiculous trips to his stomping grounds on the off chance I might see him --- even went to the Whole Foods he shops at. And as luck would have it, I was at the farmer's market on Father's Day (had a BLT at Kokomo's) and didn't see him. Now he's back in NYC and I have nothing to live for.

Finally: I think he may like small blonds. Kirsten, of course. But he goes on about Jennifer Anniston and Ellen Pompeo too. They are all on the tiny side, even Jen who's of normal height, but exceedingly small boned. But it's just a guess.

What does the guy who can have just about any woman really want?

Nothing Really Matters said...

Zodiac is out at the end of the year i think in the US and UK but could be early 2007! Way to long a wait!

winterbird said...

what's wrong with Robert Altman? He's a damn fine director. In fact, if Jake agrees to this film, he will continue his tour with working with great directors. Plus "hands on the hard body" is a rather well-received documentary, Altman probably wants to turn it into a "story", I think it's a great idea. I hope Jake says yes. He needs to work (more!)

smurfette said...

LOL at KD Lang... let's not go there!

Maxie, you may be right about the small blonds-thing, of his costars, he seems to gush (in a boy-crush way) about Jennifer Aniston, Ellen Pompeo more... although personally I think he looks really good next to cute brunettes like Anne Hathaway, Emmy Rossum, and back in the younger days, Jena Malone. Natalie Portman's another actress that looks great next to him-- although, they too, could probably pass for siblings... haha. Maybe I'm the one who wants to see him with a female counterpart? Speaking of which, I always thought he'd be cute with his other Good Girl costar Zooey Deschanel-- they have the same hair and eyes, she's got indie cred, a pretty voice and is a doll. I'm also eager to see how the Chloe Sevigny pairing would turn out in Zodiac.

Anonymous said...

I don't really see much evidence that this is necessarily a double date between them. Like someone else mentioned, she might be a friend of Jake's or even just a friend of Chris and/or Chris' girlfriend (if that's who she is anyway). Jake doesn't even look like he's giving her any attention.

nica said...

1.50 pm i think i have to agree with ya =\

kiki said...

I thought the brunetter looked like Anne Hathaway (his co-star from Brokeback) who's promoting her new movie "the Devil Wears Prada." Maybe she had a chance to hook-up with him? Who knows?

stupidmansuit said...
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stupidmansuit said...

Finally: I think he may like small blonds. Kirsten, of course. But he goes on about Jennifer Anniston and Ellen Pompeo too.

Yeah, I agree...he also gushes over Marley Shelton during the commentary on the "Bubble Boy" DVD.

Anonymous said...

He's not giving her any attention? He appears to be looking at her in the topmost picture, isn't he? So he's not exactly ignoring her, that's for sure.

tankergirl said...

I can't sign off on this one. What's with the clenched fists and the head drop in every picture? This woman is not experiencing the reqiusite joy & elation of being in such charmed company. She's got too many issues. Next.

(Wow. I am harsh and need therapy.)

Anonymous said...

that movie sounds like a real step down from the focused, humanity-drive films we've seen jake it. i really hope he passes on it.

kokodee said...

I dunno. I kinda like the thought of him doing a chilled out movie that dosen't take itself too seriously.
I mean the kid's gotta take a break from playing schizos, insane marines and doomed romantic heroes dontchya think?

debaser said...

''it sounds shit''


haha...innit

Anonymous said...

OK. OK. The body language on the "night outwith Chris, etc." pics suggests that they are just a group of pals out for the evening...at least in Jakey's case. The girl with Chris might actually be WITH Chris. Beyond his natural sociability, Jake looks like he's not WITH the afore mentioned brunette. Personally, I want him to be with Natalie if he has to BE with someone. She is exquisite and so is he! On Altman: I think Jake would love to work with him. I mean. It's ALTMAN! And I love that title. They just need a different subject. When you tell me Hands on Hard Body and Jake in the same sentence, I just have a different image in mind...other than a car, ya know? I think Jake has maxed out on quirky films. He's done fantasies and has his disater movie over with. He's done his requisite coming of age love story, one where he is a grown man having hot sex in a movie, with Heath. (Yes, he did!) I'm ready for something more conventional. Like UNFAITHFUL. Like BODY HEAT. I'd even settle for a romantic comedy. With sex. One where he is in the tropics. Wearing a bathing suit...as it were. And I think we have to pick his love interest. I mean, if we can't qualify as experts in casting approval, who can?

nica said...

ooohhh ignoring would be rude and his not.

nica said...

that would hard, picking his love interest, i cant do that could im too weak.
so... therefore i would pick me, best candidate ;DD lol

smurfette said...

speaking of romantic comedies, just saw prime with uma thurman, meryl streep, and this cute guy bryan greenberg-- the movie turned out to be a meh, but the guy kind of reminded me of jake! oh man, but i really want the real thing. oh fincher, hurry up on zodiac, will ya? and jakey take on something soon, please?

dani said...

I'm not really feeling the Altman movie. I hope Jake passes on this also even though he is on a quest to work with the top directors. Altman certainly has done some great films. I do agree that Jake needs to work more. I just want him to continue to choose carefully. Another fantastic director is Spike Lee. Jake was talking to him at the MTV awards. I hope Spike is thinking of a project for Jake....The person that wanted to know if anyone else was thinking that Jake might start pulling a Sean Penn on the paps - I've been thinking that myself. Jake does seem to be more annoyed lately in pics. Who can blame him. He can hardly go anywhere without being followed. Of course I enjoy looking at anything and everything he does, but I feel for him. I just hope none of the paps try to provoke him into losing his cool because then they will make his life more miserable than they do now.

Karyney said...

That girl's dress is truly horrible, and she seems to have her face constantly down, as if to make sure that said dress hasn't slipped down, exposing her a la Tara Reid.

tetine said...

RE: Assuming the Altman project is going to suck:

Hasn't anyone here read "They Shoot Horses, Don't They"? About the dance contest during the Depression--last couple on their feet wins all the money? Grueling, horrible, slit-your-wrists depressing? I haven't seen the documentary that inspired this Altman project, but the description immediately brought the above book to mind.

It could still be lousy, of course, but not in a fluff way.

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Kendra said...

Yes, I've read that book, from Horace McCoy. It's an obscure realist story about a man who ends killing a desperate young woman. A harsh ominous reading translated to film by Sidney Pollack in 1969.

jakefan said...

I agree with everyone on Jake getting angry with paps. In the last picture, it looks like he is giving them the finger.

Anonymous said...

He wasn't giving the paps the finger. It was two fingers. It's summer. He's got a beard. It's hot. He sweats. He was scratching an itch. Hey, Jakey,
It's summer. You're hot! I've got an itch...

queenscroft said...

Smurfette mentioned that Brian Greenberg from Prime reminded her of Jake, I thought that too. He must be the cut price version.

And on the actual subject of this post
a) That girl's dress looks like a tablecloth and an unflattering one at that.
b) Selma Blair just filed for divorce. Oh no!

silver said...

From other reports in "Entertainment Weekly" he is also trying to get Billy Bob Thornton, Hilary swank and Woody Harrelson, among others for this.


Am I the only person who thinks this movie might be cool??? I mean if the others agree, I think Jake would too... It might be a dark comedy or something...

The Jake-Movie drought suckzzz fat azzz....

miffed67 said...

^^LOL! I like that.

I thought it looked like he was giving them the finger, too...kinda surreptitiously...but nonetheless!

queenscroft said...

Robert Altman and Billy Bob are an unbeatable combination. This movie should rock. My guess it will be a satirical look at American culture blah blah blah.

miffed67 said...

Yayy, another rBilly Bob fan!

Anonymous said...

He's not giving her any attention? He appears to be looking at her in the topmost picture, isn't he? So he's not exactly ignoring her, that's for sure.

Technically we can't be sure of that. Other photos in this exact sequence show him turned around talking to Chris. The photo you're referring to appears as though it could be in motion. So if they caught it at the moment where he is turning from talking to Chris towards facing front then it could appear that he's looking at her when he's not. Just an observation. The other pics don't show him really acknowledging her and they appear to have a lot of space between them, plus he appears to be walking away from the whole group for unknown reasons.

queenscroft said...

Yay! Billy Bob fans unite.

Silver said...

Billy Bob made a bad santa... very bad... Bohahahaha... Would be cool if the Bob and the Gyllenhaal were to act in a movie...

britpopbaby said...

On the Altman film:
I just don't see how much entertaining millege (pardon the pun) you can get out of people standing around with their hands on a car. Unless they do flashbacks into their lives or something.
I just remember that episode of My Name Is Earl when Randy was trying to win the car.
It would have to be the most amazing dialogue for them to just stand there are talk to each other for two hours of film!

Silver said...

Exactly. GREAT dialogues, plus Jake IN YOUR FACE for 2 hours. It can be a bit boring during the first 10 minutes. Then Billy Bob starts a truth and dare thingy, and the next thing you know, Jake and Hilary are doing the honky-donk.

Medicated? Me? No. Why do you ask?

queenscroft said...

"honky-donk" good grief is there any phrase in the English language that hasn't been appropriated to mean having sex?

JoyceDavenport said...

Look at the length of that index finger!

smurfette said...

there was an episode of that 70s show where kelso was trying to win a truck too... it was goofy, but not movie material obv.

but, ideas such as flashbacks a la lost, or that documentary thing where it becomes this psychological drama thing... that could be interesting?

silver said...

I remember that!! Kelso was totally whack... Anyways, it should be more darker than that... I really want it to be a dark comedy of some sort. Where they have a go at each other because everyone is being bitchy, but they never let go of the 'hard body'.

What they went through that day leading upto the said competition (or whatever you can call it) would in turn make the rest of the movie...

Jake wins. Drives 'hard body' away from other loses, while giving them the finger.

Oh my my... I'm having a ball with this one. And Jake's not even in it yet..

Anonymous said...

Whoever she is, she's wearing a hideous dress. It couldn't be uglier.

JoyceDavenport said...

Look at the length of that index finger

I meant ring finger. Is it just me who has a thing about those loooong sensitive looking fingers? I think it might be a Sagitarian thing (the long finger- not the obsession). I once knew a sag man with those kind of fingers- not well enough to try them out tho'.

JoyceDavenport said...

Someone who did know him well enough said they were amazing...

maria said...

I totally agree about those long, slender fingers - looking at them sets one's imagination on fire, doesn't it?!!

nice anonymous said...

Well, Jake turned out to be good at playing someone who's down & out in rural America (which was a good acting challenge for him, considering his background & upbringing). And I'd think that's what "Hands on a Hard Body" would be about. If you're poor, having a truck or not having a truck can change your life. And I'd like to see an up-to-date view of rural America. ("Brokeback Mountain" only took it so far.) With Wal-Mart signs looming over everything. Hopefully, the story would be set down in the South, so that Jake would get to show a little sweaty skin & would have a few tight, beat-up Levi's in his wardrobe. Sort of going for a newer James Dean look. He could express some anger & frustration. (As he did in all of Jack Twist's bitching: "I'm mad as hell & I'm not gonna take it anymore.") He's quite good at simmering, testosterone-fueled frustration, with a big side order of sensitivity. There would be a lot of backstory and you'd come to care for each of the characters competing for the truck. That fits in with Altman's ensemble aesthetic. (Whoever made the analogy with "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" -- that was pretty astute.) Really, yeah, I could see this working. It's a big pecan pie slice of Americana we're talking about here, though.

Anonymous said...

I like your style, nice anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, sounds good to me too.
I mean the plot sounds a bit trivial at first glance but that's what i thought about "The 40 yr old virgin" and it turned out to be one of the best comedies of recent times.
So go for it Jakey! I'm simply dying to see you in a comedy.

Tetine said...

Nice Anonymous called me astute (i'm the OP of "They Shoot Horses...")! I never get called astute, or much else smartitude-related. You have no idea how much one little word means to a daily screw-up like me, NA.

Sadly, I'm being completely sincere here. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

That could actually be Selma Blair, she just filed for divorce from husband of 2 years Ahmet Zappa. That would explain the body language, and a reluctance to start rumours that she left her bloke for Jake. I like Selma! They're supposedly still friendly so...