Monday, June 26, 2006

JAKE WATCH IS GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

"If thou giveth to Heath Ledger then thou shall recieve. Amen" britpopbaby 4:11.

I haven't written my own religious scriptures yet but when I do that will be in there. Our dear Heath Ledger - lover of Michelle, father of Matilda, lover of Jake, occassional nemesis of britpopbaby because he agreed to be in The Patriot (only kidding, I'm totally over it and it's propaganda peddling ways) and 10 Things I Hate About You (stop turning Shakespeare plays into dumbass teen movies set in American high schools! only kidding, I'm totally over it and it's Julia Stiles peddling ways) - has a new film coming out called Candy (not to be mistaken with Hard Candy, I should think). Being an independent film it's not getting a whole lot of press so if Jake Watch can spread the word to it's dedicated army of 20 readers then it damn well shall! Up the little people!

The following words are brought to you by ~dkbb~ :

Oh, before you read that Jake Watch has some sexy new affiliates; Jake Gyllenhaal Fanlisting, The Sarsgaard Soiree (inspired by your very own Jake Watch) and Heath Ledger Central. There are also new Buttons up - if anyone wants to help make more, please let me know! Back to Heath Ledger...

Support the Movie CANDY (starring Heath Ledger & Abbie Cornish) - Join the “Addiction!”
So many of us Gyllenhaalics are also Heath Ledger fans, so I thought this blog would be a good place to get the word out about Heath’s latest film release, Candy. Candy is an independent Australian film by Neil Armfield based on the book by Luke Davies (a great read, by the way), and starring Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Noni Hazlehurst, and Tony Martin. It is best described as a love triangle about a hero, a heroine, and heroin.

Since it is a small film with a small budget, wide release is not going to happen without a lot of public interest and support. That’s why I’m here…to ask for your support for this film. I am part of an organization called “Addicted To The Movie Candy” (ATTMC for short). We are working, mainly via the Internet, to get the word out about Candy. We have an informational web site - which includes a Release Dates calendar - (http://www.addictedtothemoviecandy.com/); a blog, an image gallery; and a forum where we discuss the movie, the book, and our ATTMC projects. The blog, gallery, and forum are all linked from the web site. (And for those of you who visit my blog – Musings on the Journey – you will also find Candy and ATTMC information there.)

ThinkFilm, the North American distributor for Candy, will consider giving the movie a wider release if they see a real interest in it. You can help prove to them that we all want to see this wonderful movie by visiting the web site and the blog, and by registering on the forum. As the number of web site and blog visitors rises, and the number of registered forum members rises, ThinkFilm will begin to understand the widespread support and desire for Candy.

Please visit ATTMC, read about the movie, the players, the projects – and join our “addiction!”

Thanks so very much to britpopbaby for her support of ATTMC (which has been linked on her “Links” page for a while now) and for allowing me to post this “guest blog entry.”

I will now step down off my soapbox and return you to your regular programming….

Humbly yours,~dkbb~ (aka Miss Moneypenny)



128 comments:

thesweetestone said...

I dont like heath that much (he is a great actor, but i only saw that in brokeback-his other movies sucked... and i dont find him very goodloking) but I LOVE Geoffrey Rush, so ill see that movie. Thanx bpb

Prophecy Girl said...

Oh, I'm so there! I'm a huge fan of Heath, and am not even ashamed to admit that I could quote 10 Things I Hate About You line for line. I've been hearing a bit about this movie and was (of course) interested, so ~dkbb~, I appreciate the info. Fabulous. :) And brits, I think you've reached a status where it would be OK if you started your own scriptures. I'd abide by them. ;)

The Bearded Lady said...

Oh I've had bad experiences with triangles....For some reason I'm always the third wheel out..

J said...

I'm really looking forward to this movie - if you haven't seen Abbie Cornish in Somersault yet, give it a look: it's a wonderful film and she's amazing in it.

There is a lot of footage online of Heath & Abbie at the Q&A session for Candy at the Berlin Film Festival (I think it was on youtube) which is quite interesting.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for posting this re Candy. I love Heath and want so much for Candy to be in wide release.

Gotta admit, while I like Jake's antics and the funny posts here, Heath is my fav actor.

Nancy

Anonymous said...

Good on you, britpopbaby!!! I've been a Heath fan ever since (hangs head in shame) 10 Things. Also saw his Aussie debut in Two Hands. Even at 17, he was showing signs of becoming a vg actor, and a very HOT guy. Please note: Nothing will ever intrude on my singular adoration of Jakey. But since he is Matilda's godfather, I'm glad you are supporting the film. I saw footage of it, a trailer and an Aussie TV show on it and the trailer/footage looks scorchin'! Can't believe the dunces would have any difficulty distributing a film with Geoffrey Rush and Heath. I think we should go into the film business. Then we can get Jakey some decently indecent roles to end this draught! Oh. And we can get proper distribution for Heath. I mean, he can certainly distribute himself on me!LOL! (Would that be cheating?)

Anonymous said...

You guys are wonderful and thank you.

We "little guys" (the moviegoing public are so often ignored yet we are the ones who see the films. It's not only about Candy, it's also about the fact that we are fighting for the public's right to see this movie. This isn't about Heath so much as about this film and the fact that if you don't want to see it that is totally fine, but we should all fight for the right of those who do want to see it to have the right to do so. Let's be honest, the movie industry hasn't made the wisest choices in recent years in what they have given us to enjoy and there's something horribly sad about the public having no say in it. So this is also a fight for your rights and the rights of others. Please register with the forum even if you don't post. The studios are watching that forum. They have told us so straight up as we have contact with them and those numbers only show as going up with registrations.

This is something we can do for everyone. If you want to post and participate fabulous but please don't feel you have to. This is about supporting the film and the rights of the public, it's not a Heath project only.

Thank you all from the bottom our our hearts.

Theresa
Admin Addicted To The Movie Candy

nice anonymous said...

I would see "Candy" anyway, probably even without Heath Ledger, since it looks pretty interesting.

(I made a similar decision a couple years ago, to see this little, well-reviewed indie movie called "The Good Girl," even though I couldn't pronounce the name of the lead actor in it, and I had to overcome a strong case of Aniston Apathy. Just because it looked interesting.)

~DKBB~ said...

Thanks so much for giving me space on this, brit! You're an ANGEL! :)

And a big THANK YOU to any of you who visit the sites, register in the forum, etc. Bookmark the web site and the blog and visit 'em every day, little ones! And pop in the the forum now and again to read what's going on, to check for new video/audio/images, project updates (we are going to start a reading discussion group on Luke Davies novel on July 15), etc.

I just *know* we can get this film out to a wider audience with your help! THANKS!!!!!

(FYI: I am ~CandyFans~)

Anonymous said...

Jakewatch is now Candywatch.lol
Yeah,i will see it when it opens in the states.Looking forward to it.Looks good.

Jake,you going?

JoyceDavenport said...

Jakewatch is now Candywatch.lol
Yeah,i will see it when it opens in the states.Looking forward to it.Looks good.

Jake,you going?


If you are can we come with you?

tina said...

You know, before I became addicted to Jake, I was a lot more impressed by Heath, especially in BBM. But ever since he said (or implied) those mean things about Jake and Ang Lee, and after lots of observation of his talks, I find he's actually quite opinonated and narrow-minded. Guess it's not without reason those paps attacked him with water pistol to get even what he did to them. Jake, on the other hand, is totally free-spirited and open-hearted and minded, which wins my heart (and you millions others) gradually, despite his less favorable acting in BBM. So, I guess I'm not in any time soon to split any of my love or attention for this Heath guy yet.

cina said...

I'm definitely going to see this film. I have no idea if it will come to theatres in Sweden, but I'm sure it's going to be released on DVD. Thanks for letting us know about it! :-)

Anonymous said...

Heath is a personal friend of mine through business and my daughter's acting and I have had the extreme privilege of meeting Jake on more than one occasion. One of these occasions was right after the alleged comments. Both gentlemen were there and I was told the comments, as is the habit a lot of times with the press, were taken out of context and that neither was offended by it nor was it intended to be in anyway hurtful or non-supportive. They are actually incredibly close and Heath is crazy about Jake as a friend. It's such a shame the way the press seems to love to paint things to be totally different than what they actually are. They do it to so many celebs and hurt so many people just for the price of a few newspapers.

Sorry for interrupting, just felt this was an opportunity to support both these fine gentlemen and their friendship.

Theresa

Kendra said...

"I have no idea if it will come to theatres in Sweden, but I'm sure it's going to be released on DVD."
Replace "Sweden" by Spain, and I'm in your same position, cina.
Abbie Cornish is a babe, so I'll totally buy the crush story between Heath's character and hers.I've read that Luke Davies' book is very good, so the story sounds promising.I'm quoting Davies words about Candy:

"There is really only one person who could vaguely lay claim to being Candy and yet she is a very private person. She's seen the film and she thinks it's very beautiful and true and at the same time it's been a frustrating experience for her in the sense that it's both her and it's not her."

thesweetestone said...

tina, what did heath say about jake or ang lee that you find mean? (im not well informed, but now im curious:-)

Anonymous said...

Theresa, thank you for your comment. For me it is pretty obvious when they are together (photos, press conferences...) that they are VERY fond of each other. Their relationship is quite interesting to me and cute i have to add.
I'm crossing my fingers for a wide release for Heath's movie "Candy".

Anonymous said...

Oh they are adorable together. Constantly putting there heads together laughing, telling jokes, the typical guy to guy punches and such. It's like watching two brothers when you see them at an event or something. There is something very special in that friendship like the kind of thing you see between siblings. It's really so cute.

And, Jake is just the cutest thing. He gets that bashful eyed grin thing going when they are together but you can still see that touch of imp.

Theresa

Anonymous said...

"And, Jake is just the cutest thing. He gets that bashful eyed grin thing going when they are together but you can still see that touch of imp."

Aww.

beskyddaren said...

Thank you Theresa for your lovely posts!

**MovieBuff** said...

Theresa's an angel! She runs Heath Ledger Central, which is where I met her and became involved with Candy and ATTMC.

Thank you to all the "Bond" kids, Gyllenhaalics, britpopbaby disciples, and general blog watchers for your support of CANDY!

a/k/a ~dkbb~

britpopbaby said...

Heath has always seemed such a down-to-earth man and the stuff he said on Oprah about Michelle made me think 'Damn! I need to get me one of those!'. I never believed there was any real friction between Jake and him - obviously proven seens Heath and Michelle annointed Jake godfather to Matilda.

And I'm all about the independent films - being a big fan of British cinema you have to be! Hope I get to check it out in the near future.
Now I'm scuttling off to join the various boards I need to.

Simon Agent 002 said...

Latest spy microphone update: stomach growling sounds were heard at appox. 12:00 noon eastern standard time... We have a team of audio engineers hard at work to try to salvage this operation....The collar belonging to agent Plaid has been recovered.... but alas no trace of Plaid... Plaid's collar was found down near the pier...being loaded on to a garbage barge...headed for Long Island Sound.... this is all we know at this time..... WtbGirl is working the Colin Farrell angle...how this puzzle piece fits into the larger picture has yet to be determined....Carry on agents... God Save the Queen!

**MovieBuff** said...

Thought you all would like to see the following comment that landed on the ATTMC blog just this morning, under the Luke Davies Interview Video post:

Hello DKBB and T,

Great job you've done here. Thank you. T had told me about the blog so I wanted to check it out. Impressive. I've passed it on so everyone in the cast and crew knows that you're here.

I'm happy to see that you have included this interview with Luke, an incredible human being. Beautiful and generous man.

And everyone visiting and joining the site, thank you for your support. I'm really proud of this film.

Peace
Heath


(And for the doubters among you, I can guarantee this is a legimate post from Heath.)

a/k/a ~dkbb~

cina said...

Thank you so much for sharing Theresa! It is so obvious that Jake and Heath have a truly special bond, and that their friendship is deep. I love seeing them together, they have such a heartwarming aura around them, and it also warms my heart to see their profound friendship shine through in pictures and interviews.
Thanks again for sharing Theresa, and welcome back here again! :-)

Anonymous said...

YO! Anyone who ever questioned the level of the friendship that exists between these two gorgeous guys has only to watch the MTV awards speeches Jake made. There was a way he spoke for and about Heath (even that little catch in his voice) that had me tearing up! I don't think Jakey is a masochist. And Heath strikes me as somebody who doesn't have a phoney bone in his body!I think they're great good friends. Lots of affection there. Like the comparison to siblings...except I 'm always fightin' with my sis.
The press loves to stir shit up! They'd either have them hatin' like spitting cats or having some big hot love affair. Friendship is something the rags and the 'razzis can't get their arms around. I discount it all and then trash it.

Anonymous said...

You're right DKBB, it is legit and definitely heartfelt. He never forgets a kindness and returns them time and again as you know from the many autographs and gifts he has given our members at HLC. I have taken doubters with me to meet him personally as well as having taken close dear friends. His mama raised a fine young man as did Mrs. Gyllenhaal. No wonder they get on so well.

Theresa

Anonymous said...

I think the problem is they played their roles too well in BBM. I think there are elements in the public who didn't like that BBM had a sad ending. They want a happy ending. So, they want to see a picture or some proof that Jake and Heath are "OK." It's dumb. It has nothing to do with reality. In real life, Heath and Jake are not a couple. They're good friends. But there are people who would give their right arm, or their left, (If they're right handed) to SEE the guys 'together again.'
Psssst. It was a movie! And isn't Heath supposed to be moving house to go film that Dylan thing...with Michelle cast in it too? Gee, maybe these young parents are kinda busy right now. I mean, some of us have married friends with little kids. They ususally don't have as much time to hang out with their single friends as they once had.

Kendra said...

I saw Heath in Oprah show, and you're right, BPB, he was such a gentle man when he gave Michelle such an amorous compliment as a mother. Awww...

Katie of Sweden said...

Good networking brits... Though I am not a Heath fan (was for a short period) and will still be here mostly..

Anonymous said...

I agree with poster "11:35 AM", some fans see things between Jake and Heath that probably don't exist, just in their imagination. I think it was/is the same with Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, there are still fans who are obsessed to see them together. For some fans it's really difficult to distinguish fiction from reality.

britpopbaby said...

Heath can use the internet! He seems too cool for that. Now why can't Jake leave us sweet messages like that...
Dear britpopbaby,

Thanks for stalking me. I really appreciate it. It does not freak me out in the slighest and I'm so happy you've superimposed my head onto Sean Connery's body on numerous occassions.

Love Jake

P.S Boo sends his love

Katie of Sweden said...

brits, I luv your humor..

mrs_dalloway said...

I like Heath's acting very much,actually,to be honest,I've liked it since 10 things I hate about you..I thought he wasn't just a regular good-looking fellow playing some dumb teenage Shakespeare-adaptation.There is more in him, at it shows with every part he does. There is a depth and a nobile way in treating the characters. I see in him the respect and the devotion to everything he does.And I also appreciate his life-style,his 'go-away' attitude. Mainly because his way is introverted and he isn't trying to pretend he's different.He doesn't accept compromises..or at least that's how I see him. Him and Jake are so different, and I respect them even more knowing they're good friends.
Can't wait for the Candy release! The trailer is just..yeah..

Katie of Sweden said...

Jake, why aren't you making any comments at JW? If Heath and Theresa (=a fan) are buddies, then I vote that you start to hang out with britpop! Or at least make a comment in the comment section...

Anonymous said...

In Jake's defense here, LOL, Heath and I are in the same business, from that came a friendship but it started as a business relationship only. Hollywood is actually a very very small world. We all but fall over one another. The thing is that a lot of folks don't realize that most of us are just regular folks like you. We just dress up in mom's or dad's clothes and go to work instead. LOL. And hopefully touch your hearts. So in complete defense of Jake we just happen to have a different situation. Heath doesn't visit other sites there's never enough of him to go around for that just like with Jake. But from what I know of Jake from the business he would be mighty proud of this place. So I just happened to luck out and have an unfair advantage here. And he's friends with my daughter as well so it's just one of those things.

Hugs
Theresa

The Bearded Lady said...

What's all this about Heath and candy??...Miss Bearded Lady loves candy!!...but be careful girls...too much candy will rot your teeth and you will end up with false ones like TBL..

thesweetestone said...

Awww, i just started liking Heath more... I mean, he is a great actor, i just never had a crush on him the way i do on jake. But what is this rumours that he said sth bad about jake and ang? I never heard of it?

btw-im so drunk right now, and damn close to making out with the wrong guy.... im just bored...
(yeah,this has nothing to do with anything, ignore me, normal ppl)

cina said...

I'm sure Jake lurks here occasionally, but if he made a comment - how could we possibly know it was really him?
Plus - if Jake really started posting here, this place would become so crowded you wouldn't believe it.

But I can't deny that a little "hello" from the Jakester would be more than enough to make me all giddy and giggly. LOL

And for God's sake, Thesweetestone! GO AND MAKE OUT!!! LOL

britpopbaby said...

btw-im so drunk right now, and damn close to making out with the wrong guy....

Getta out of there, agent! How many times have I been in that situation?

And Theresa, whatever it is, I want your job.

The Bearded Lady said...

I do love Australian actors...something about them drives me wild... Why not very long ago I was chasing Colin Farrell down the street...poor guy was in such a hurry to get somewhere ,he couldn't stop....I made my walker move as fast as I could...but to no avail... maybe next time Colin when your not so busy? huh?...But at least my protege agent WtbGirl had the chance to share a brew with him...I can live on her stories...for now.

Katie of Sweden said...

@theresa> You are both running his fansites (HLC and candy stuff) and you are also a fan, AND his friend, right? You are paid to do this work, right? I just wanna get it straight...

thesweetestone said...

you know these guys who put the tounge into your mouth and then just rotate it in a sad attempt to do a franch kiss and then u get so bored...blah... they r pissed on me cause im on comp, but the truth is i should be learning...
and NOT drinking juice vodka while makin out with a guy whose favorite movie is X men...

thesweetestone said...

you know these guys who put the tounge into your mouth and then just rotate it in a sad attempt to do a franch kiss and then u get so bored...blah... they r pissed on me cause im on comp, but the truth is i should be learning...
and NOT drinking juice vodka while makin out with a guy whose favorite movie is X men...

**MovieBuff** said...

Katie,

Theresa is not paid - she is a fan and friend and does it all out of her belief in Heath, the movie Candy, and the kindness of her heart.

I do the ATTMC blog and web site and help with the forum and am an assistant admin. on HLC - and I, too, do it all out of my belief in Candy and in Heath. :)

~dkbb~ (~CandyFans~ on ATTMC)

The Bearded Lady said...

Oh you know what I used to do with those bad kissers?....I would leave a piece of chewed gum in my mouth....they bump into it and it puts them off...They think something come loose in your mouth...hee hee

britpopbaby said...

That was a lovely picture you just painted, thesweetestone ;).

thesweetestone said...

I have a crush on geoffrey rush... he is one of my weard crushes... along with jack nicholson and gary oldman..

thesweetestone said...

haha, chewing gum thing- i must try it. but i had occasions when id exchange chewing gum on purpouse... bastards stole it from my mouth...do u like guys who bite your lip while kissing? i do... how u think jake kisses?

Katie of Sweden said...

Ok candy staff, sorted out then I guess.

Peace
Katie

miffed67 said...

YO! Anyone who ever questioned the level of the friendship that exists between these two gorgeous guys has only to watch the MTV awards speeches Jake made. There was a way he spoke for and about Heath (even that little catch in his voice)

That was the sweetest thing, EVER. I sat there after he said those things and just said....DAMN, that's one hell of a man!

Dear britpopbaby,

Thanks for stalking me. I really appreciate it. It does not freak me out in the slighest and I'm so happy you've superimposed my head onto Sean Connery's body on numerous occassions.

Love Jake

P.S Boo sends his love


For brit loved a little dog. Poor Atticus! Where's the love, woman, where?

I loved Heath in 10 Things, don't know why it gets panned so much! I thought he was awesome and I like Julia Stiles, too, so it was all around good fun for me! I'm looking forward to Candy, going to lend my efforts where I can, even if that's only for statistical purposes.

Katie of Sweden said...

@thesweetstone> Jack Nicholson is a weird crush I too have had for years.... LOL..

IMO you can often judge the kissing ability from the personality... and Jake should thereby be a 10/10.

cina said...

you know these guys who put the tounge into your mouth and then just rotate it in a sad attempt to do a franch kiss and then u get so bored...blah...

Okey, if that's what you're about to make out with, then I change my mind and second BPB - Get out of there agent!

I have a crush on Gabriel Byrne, and have had ever since I saw him being interviewed in "Actor's studio". Damn what a sexy man.

And about kissing - if a guy can't kiss then it's "kiss and goodbye" for me. Jake is, most certainly just like Katie said, a 10/10. And I'd sure like to be the one to confirm it...

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Jake,
I know you are all waiting for this, so if Heath can do it,so can I.

miffed67 said...

I have a crush on Gabriel Byrne, and have had ever since I saw him being interviewed in "Actor's studio". Damn what a sexy man.

O. M. G! Gabriel Byrne is HOT, baby! And I ain't jokin'!

miffed67 said...

Oh, and anon.....we have a site meter, you know!

Nothing Really Matters said...

I think you are all hope from one pussy to another!

blackhatnbeard said...

please god let that really be the Jakey himself--if it is you are loved and supported by all of us

cina said...

O. M. G! Gabriel Byrne is HOT, baby! And I ain't jokin'!

AMEN SISTAH! :-)

Hi this is Jake,
I know you are all waiting for this, so if Heath can do it,so can I.


LMAO!! Nice try dude.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

No I'm not paid to do my work I do that as a fan and as a friend. There is a fine line I walk business wise, but he and I have an agreement about how far into his personal life anything will go or anything. But no I have never received a penny for my work. It is a labor of love for a friend that I believe in and respect.

Theresa

Anonymous said...

LOL! Britpopbaby, I own my own production company here in Hollywood (I have a comedy opening on July 9 for a month that's my next project) and my daughter is an actress so we just happen to meet and work with a lot of these folks. I guess that sounds strange, but that's just kind of how it is. You meet at work or a function or a premier or whatever because to be honest these are all really just more work functions. Believe me though I normally love my job, every now and then I'd be more than happy to give it to you. LOL.

But it is no lie that every time I have met your Jake, it has been a complete privilege. What a joy he is. And those eyes. And that man has got one of the sweetest hearts and sweetest natures I've ever seen.

Theresa

cina said...

Awwww! I love him even more now, if that's humanly possible.
He's so perfect. *sigh*

The Bearded Lady said...

sweetest hearts...sweetest natures ....Yes that's the heart breaking part... lol... Thanks Theresa...you have to tell us more about your project when your ready.

Anonymous said...

Theresa, i have one question, if it's too personal you don't have to answer. Here we go: Were Jake and Heath also friends before BBM? I know they knew each other, but were they friends?

Anna said...

Both Jake and Heath seem to be such beautiful, decent people, and it's good to have it confirmed by someone who has met them IRL. Good to know that we're not wasting our worship on someone who isn't worthy... ;-)

BTW - Candy seems to be a very interesting movie, and I would love to see it in theatres here in Sweden, but we're probably too small a country for them to bother with us. :( DVD-release will come to the rescue for us, I think...

dani said...

I haven't seen all of Heath's movies but always thought he was a nice looking guy and a competent actor. I was very impressed with the tortured character he played in MONSTER'S BALL so I knew he had some deep stuff inside him. He just wasn't being offered the right projects to really show it off. Thank God he was remembered for that fine performance when it came to casting Ennis Del Mar. I can't imagine any other actor playing that part. And then to pair him with Jake. Absolute genious. Brokeback Mountain has meant so much to me - not just because it was the beginning of my obsession with Jake. The two of them will be linked forever because of this film and even though my main allegiance is to Jake, I will support Heath's other projects as a thank you for being a part of a life changing experience for me.

smurfette said...

But it is no lie that every time I have met your Jake, it has been a complete privilege. What a joy he is. And those eyes. And that man has got one of the sweetest hearts and sweetest natures I've ever seen.

aww, thanks for that, theresa, both for confirming jake's sweetheart personality to us, and for calling him "our jake" hehe...

Anonymous said...

GAWD!!! After readin' all these posts, and drinking my fifth martooni, you guys have me weepin' at all the love and sentiment....
I'm blubbering about Heath and how great he is, and how great it is that they are friends true and dear, and that our Jakey is truly an angel IRL, and his eyes are still blue, and he's got that shy/impish thing goin on...tell me one thing....His body... is it really all that??????? I'll sleep better if I know.

miffed67 said...

GAWD!!! After readin' all these posts, and drinking my fifth martooni, you guys have me weepin' at all the love and sentiment....
I'm blubbering about Heath and how great he is, and how great it is that they are friends true and dear, and that our Jakey is truly an angel IRL, and his eyes are still blue, and he's got that shy/impish thing goin on...tell me one thing....His body... is it really all that??????? I'll sleep better if I know.


My goodness, I'm surprised you can still TYPE! After 5 martoonis (green apple for me, thanks) I'm lucky if I can remember my NAME!

I'm with anon, inquiring minds wanna know.....is he as HAWT IRL as he looks in pictures? Awww, and I just knew he was sweet and kind! He couldn't have been anything less and have played Jack. He breathed soul in to that character.

Anonymous said...

Let's see if I can remember all the questions, I'm trying to keep senility from clicking in here. LOL.

First - They were acquaintences not friends before BB. They really respected one another's work and knew one another but around here you have lots of acquaintenances and very few true friendships. IMHO from being around them, I feel they were destined by the power(s)(as is your preference) that be to be friends. They are so much alike. That is the sad thing is that all this truthless press and even the press that is printed is selective. A tidbit here a subtraction of a vital point there. Anything to sell a paper. This press has not in anyway conveyed just how much these two men are in their ideals and morals and so many other things. I have seen far too much evidence to their being so alike and I just don't think anything could have stopped that destination of friendship. Sadly many people like have been mentioned here like to try and manipulate that friendship. That makes me sad. It's something we have discussed and good points have been made. Which is how can one be a fan of one of them yet want to change them into something they aren't. They can't help but feel like there must be something wrong with them as people if these people weren't satisfied with who they were from the beginning. I think the media and sadly obsession kind of causes that misunderstanding between celebs and their fans. It's hard to live up to perfection for anyone.

Blue eyes! Oh my dear they are cerrulean. They are just about the bluest blue you've ever seen. And just crystal clear. They have a dark almost navy blue ring around the pupil and flecks of navy blue. They are beyond enchanting.

Is his body really that good. Well let's see, what is the best way to answer that one. Yes. No if's, ands or buts. Trust me his physique doesn't suck. The man walks the walk and talks the talk.

I also saw where some of you love Geoffrey Rush. He visited the ATTMC forum today as a favor. It was such a thrill. I just love that man. What an actor.

Theresa

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the double post, but I have just one more thing I saw in a post which was about Jake breathing life into Jack. THANK YOU FOR THAT COMMENT. As unequivocably amazing as that book was, Ennis and Jack were characters on a page. Pure and simple. Without Heath and Jake they are still characters on a page. Those men became those characters. Ennis and Jack are so well loved because of these two amazing actors.

When I attended the Oscars this year I won't lie to you it took everything in me not to burst into tears when the announcements were made. But then I thought about how neither of the guys is really into awards, but I just couldn't see how anything touched those two performances.

I took a friend of mine from my website to an industry meeting with Heath and Michelle and she got to have a personal convo and to hear their take on everything down to the cinematography and let me tell you, these two men were that film. And one couldn't do it without the other. If they had then the other character just couldn't have been believable. This pairing was one of the smartest in movie history in my book.

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Theresa

Anonymous said...

Thank you Theresa for all the information. All i have to say is, i hope they'll stay friends forever.

dani said...

Theresa, I just want to add my thanks for your up close and personal report about Jake and Heath. What wonderful men. I already loved Jake and what I perceived to be his personality. Thanks for confirming it. Now I have even more affection for Heath. I will never forget how he told Oprah how he "falls more deeply in love with both of my girls every day." He has such a beautiful voice.

...And Anna, I'm with you as far as Jake is concerened. It is nice to know that we are not wasting our time worshiping someone who is not worthy.

Anonymous said...

I remember heath describes himself and jake as "friendly associates". that's all.

Anonymous said...

It has been my pleasure and it has been great fun. See you guys had your guy pegged pretty well. He's one of those what you see is what you get kind of people. All the more reason to respect him and care for him.

Heath does adore his girls. When Matilda was born he said that being a father was what he was meant to do his entire life. He says that Michelle is his greatest strength and Matilda is his greatest weakness.

I'm glad you guys had fun. Always feel free to give me a holler if you think I might can help. There's an awful lot I don't know and I don't mind admitting it if it comes up but if it is something I happen to know I'll be glad to share it.

Thank you all for making me so very welcome and for all of your incredible support.

Theresa
heathledgercentral.com

Anonymous said...

Theresa's posts were lovely and helpful, etc. etc. but in all honesty....we need more data!!! Do we have enuf bikes to cover Lower Manhattan ? I want to KNOW about Jake's body from more eyewitnesses. And his eyes. And his arms. And how hairy are his legs. And does his beard have "stuff" in it when he's finished eating? Does he sweat a lot playing BBall? Will he give me his empty water bottle ?These are important bits of information that only multiple sightings can confirm. We must report in and then deploy!

jla said...

This has truly been the most beautiful post from beginning to end. I am a bit teary-eyed! I am sure that both Heath and Jake are very appreciative of their devoted fans. Having fans of this quality (and quantity)is a true testament to their wonderful wonderfullness, genuine personalities and kick ass ability to act and look damn good while doing it! Bravo Boys!

Katie of Sweden said...

DID ANYONE CHECK THE SITEMETER for 2:30 pm? Cause the info is already gone by now :-(

Katie of Sweden said...

Ok, so tomorrow Poppa G will be signing books in NY. Any NY based agent who will be there?

britpopbaby said...

Not me that's for sure! :(

Thanks so much Theresa for letting us in on that. I understand that celebs hardly have any control over what's written about them. That's why I have to go with what I see in person - I know thats mainly the controlled enviroment of a TV interview but still - everything you said rings true. One part in particular stood out for me but I won't go on about it because I think I'm in enough trouble over at wft already ;).

cina said...

Maybe I've been having my head in the sand lately, but this "issue" with Jake and Heath - what exactly has it been about? Are people saying they are more than friends? That they are NOT friends anymore? Is WFT involved in it...? (I never go there, so that could explain my lack of knowledge perhaps)

britpopbaby said...

I think a while back there was a ridiculous rumour that Heath didn't want to be pictured with Jake. I can't even remember the fabricated reason they gave for it. And no, it had nothing to do with wft.

cina said...

Oh I see. Thanks for telling me BPB! I heard about that "rumour", it started at the Oscar luncheon I think, when people were saying that Heath refused to be photographed with Jake. But I never realized it was blown up to such a big deal! Oh my.
To me, and most of us here I guess, it has never been anything but obvious that Jake and Heath share a deep and profound friendship. And I'm sure it will stay that way always.

Anonymous said...

I heard and read about that "rumor", too. but I don't think it's just a rumor. That's why I dont like heath that much.

Anonymous said...

At the risk of repeating whats already been said. The press needs conflict, That's a big reason why people buy the gossip rags. Bad news is more interesting than good . They need a catchy headline to get people to grab and buy their rags. That's also why when Jake has dinner with a female friend , the press implies they are dating...Anston , Portman etc....The best sources to me are interviews but even they are calculated and edited...so as to Heath and Jake...they seem to be friends....Jake is Matilda's godfather and they visit each other on occasion, Sounds friendly to me. Would you go out of your way to spend time with someone you didn't care for?...I don't think so.

britpopbaby said...

Exactly, anon.

Anonymous said...

What does wft stand for BPB?

Anonymous said...

it's another blog

Simon Agent 002 said...

Well agent Katie ...your medical eyes have unearthed a scoop which is now rippling across all the tabloid blogs.....Patchgate is on!....it should make the papers and mags in a month or so...

cina said...

I agree anon 4:45.

@Anon 5:04 - wft is "Waiting for Toothy" which is, as said before, another blog.

Simon Agent 002 said...

Brit, I was looking through past postings... and I re read the steps of flirting on ( aka Gyllenhaal 101)....Brit, you are the best writer by far hands down... I was thinking that as I was reading it and want to tell you so. now...Amerika's MTV award re-cap is up there also!

Anonymous said...

I read about the "rumor" too... Heath refusing to pose with Jake for a pic... and if it's true Jake didn't seem to be offended, so why should we be.

mrs_dalloway said...

I think their friendship was obvious at Oprah..that's when I've realized how good they actually get along.The looks,the laughs, that scene with Heath's 'I had something else to give as well'and Jakes laughter.Really, I think it's very hard to distinguish what's real and what is made up by the press..unfortunatly that's the only source most of the times..even pictures can be decieving. But tv interviews,people who actually know them can say facts..
Thank you,Theresa,for all the info about Heath and Jake and about being in the business.It helps us be more lucid and aware of what's really going on in the press..I always tend to be a little naive and think that people can't just make things up for just for the sake of it. I can't believe how much bullshitting there is.

britpopbaby said...

Thanks, simon. Both Anneka and I did our degrees in English and Writing so we've had a little help fine tuning our skills - not that it's always evident ;)

I agree, mrs_dalloway - Oprah was great to watch. They kept looking at each for confirmation and laughing without saying anything.

miffed67 said...

I think I'm in enough trouble over at wft already ;).

You, you....rabble rouser!

that scene with Heath's 'I had something else to give as well'and Jakes laughter.

OMG, that was HI.larious! Jake's like....."um, I don't know what that could have been!" I LMAO every time that part comes up!

Theresa, you're truly a sweetheart! Thanks for all the info on Heath, Michelle, Matilda (who's a serious cutie) and Jake. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

Linna said...

The counter at "Addicted to the movie candy" is over 600 now, it was at 400 something yesterday first time I checked. Am I taking to much cred if I say "Yay to us" for that?

And SO MUCH THANKS to Theresa for all your info and comments!! Hope you come back to see us again! :)

~DKBB~ said...

Re: Heath and Jake friendship. See what Heath has to say about it.

And yes, it really was Heath that posted. :)

Thank you all so VERY much for your support of CANDY - and please keep visiting our web site, blog, and forum - help us get those numbers up!

FYI for the UK folks: Candy is currently scheduled to be released nationwide for you (not just a 2-theater release like is currently planned in the US) late this year.

britpopbaby said...

I'm registered on the same message board as Heath Ledger! As far as I'm concerned that practically makes Heath part of my family.

sunnyweather said...

Wha? Where is the message from anon 2:03 pm? It's gone. Why? Jake,have you changed your mind?:)

The Bearded Lady said...

Oh my dear, I've made an oopsie again... Miss Rigg kindly pointed out to me that Colin Farrell is Irish not Australian?...oh dear, my fantasy life has been based on such erroneous information....of late...Well, Colin I love you dear none the less XX yes Heath XX sweetie too! . These fiber tablets I've been taking have been playing havoc with my mind...It must be that damn woman at the health food store!... Beware of salepersons with hearts on their fingernails.... (embarassed) TBL

Anonymous said...

OK, now i'm skeptical, are we really sure this is the real Heath Ledger? Why would he write private stuff about himself on a forum? And don't forget, he's a very private person. He has a girlfriend and baby and i read that he is on the way to Canada to film his new movie. So he seems really busy at the moment. I somehow don't think he'd do something like that. Hmmm

~DKBB~ said...

To anon. 8:01am, yes, that is really a message from Heath Ledger. The forum he posted on is Heath Ledger Central, which is run by Theresa. If you visit that forum, you will find that he posts about once a month. Yesterday he spent some time checking out all of our ATTMC stuff and he left messages on our ATTMC forum and on our ATTMC blog (under the Luke Davies interview entry).

I can certainly understand being skeptical of such posts, but they are really, truly from Mr. Ledger.

Anonymous said...

Well what private things did he write?....he's basically thanking everyone for their support of a movie he's proud of. Did I miss something?

nice anonymous said...

Mmmmm. Still dreaming about Theresa's description of Jake's blue, blue eyes & what they look like, live & in person, when they are not shielded within the dark fortress of his designer sunglasses. (Are those prescription sunglasses, anyone know? Our Jake needs his vision corrected, no? The eyes are beautiful, but perhaps a little near-sighted?)

Penny Lane said...

Cina, I also love Gabriel Byrne..!!
And I also loved Aidan Quinn - whatever happened to him?!

On another note, my thanks to Theresa and all those who wrote in to say nice things about Jake and Heath!

The Bearded Lady said...

Yes...color photography is often different than real life...hence the Paul Simon song "Kodachrome"...but I'm sure there ...angelic

Anonymous said...

anon.8:07, here 08:01. LOL. I meant he talked about his friendship with Jake, that's private for me.
OK, maybe i'm all wrong and it's really him. If it's him, than it's really nice of him thanking his fans personally.
But i'm still not 100% sure. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

That was a friend of Heath's (Theresa) not Heath speaking and she just shared nice impressions of the two of them.... nothing of a more deep intimate nature.

miffed67 said...

I'm registered on the same message board as Heath Ledger!

Dude. You're a STAH!

I also loved Aidan Quinn

Mmmmmm, cutie! What about Angus McFadyen, y'all? The Bruce from Braveheart and was also Sandra Bullock's fiance in The Ya-Ya Sisterhood (? I think?) Another....Mmmmm, cutie!

Anonymous said...

OK. Read all thru the thread. Love Heath. But seriously? That Theresa person really needs to give more details about her JAKEY experience.
I mean, did she ...(gasp)...shake his hand? Is he really that TALL?
On a related subject: I SO hate the razzis. And I HATE Ted Casablanca. Just so you know. As far as Jakey is concernd, I have the "No Matter What" kinda love.

Anna said...

nice anonymous said:
Our Jake needs his vision corrected, no? The eyes are beautiful, but perhaps a little near-sighted?)


More like A LOT near-sighted, from what I've heard. If rumours are true he is like me - blind as a bat without glasses or contacts. This connection makes me feel sooo special. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Well until Jake submits him self to a measuring by Britpop....I'd take his word he's 6' ;)

Anonymous said...

you know what ever details she would give would really never be enough...and she has to honor the privacy of her friends too...she gave her general impressions...of them and (jake's blue eyes)-thanks for that one!;)

tina said...

Wow. I left a message about what I read that Heath said and commented about Jake and Ang Lee and now it's running so wild! Two main comments that changed my opinion on Heath is (sorry I remember the exact wording just vaguely but it's solid): 1. Heath commented unfavorably on Jake's performance in BBM. 2. He complained that Ang Lee didn't thank him and Jake in his Oscar speech, though on plenty other award ceremony Ang has complimented them both plenty of times.. His first comment showed me that he thought too highly of himself and blew himself out of porpotion. His second comment showed me basically the same thing. He seems to think he deserved a better treatment, and to me, that spells a major unsatisfied EGO.

To clear things up, I'm aware there must be some portion of press garbage and distortion, but what made me uncomfortable is the competitive mind behind those comments. They're probably taken out of some context and distorted, but we don't need to read the interpretation of the reporters; what he said alone will indicate one's mindset. Honest to God, I wasn't into Jake at all at those time, and to the contrary I like Heath's character in BBM and therefore him in person a lot. And yet how these teeny tiny things about a person that change my mind! I mean, Jake was at those same situation as Heath, and yet have we heard or read any comment he made that would arouse such misunderstanding as Heath's? You may say Jake's smoother as he grew up in Hollywood and knew how to deal with press, but let's face it, any idiot can see, Jake's sweetness wasn't cultivated or faked. It's undeniably real. And that's why so many love him.. It's not without a reason..

I watched Oprah's show for tons of times, really, and my fondness of Heath turned to Jake so quickly and invisibly as I observed how sweet and cute and honest and adorable Jake is in person.. while Heath, no less cute, but a lot more competitive and.. I'm sure how to describe it, but he's more like all of us, a mortal and flawed human being, while Jake is simply an angel.

And I never suspected Jake and Heath were friends. Look at the sweetness and sportmanship Jake showed toward Heath in Oprah's show! That man is no doubt an angel. NO ONE can possibly not like him, including Heath, while most other males will probably not get along with Heath too well. For me, that's quite obvious. Heath needs women, but Jake's both men's and women's man. Heath said himself, "Jake has not a competitive bone in him" (sorry, can't remember exact words. but something like that). For me it's more than obvious that it's Jake's friendship and lovingness that bring two of them together, not the other way around. Check out Heath's blog where Heath posted about their friendship. He said they're friends like common people. The tone is totally cold, while we can be sure Jake would think they're closer..

Still, I'm not saying that Heath's bad or anything. I said he's mortal like us, and I'm saying, between these two cute guys, from what I see and smell, Jake definitely holds up the ultimate place in my heart. And my affection and love for Jake was not just a hearful reaction, but also a rational appreciation of a noble and loving human being.. Or why would a lot of us go from ennis del mar crush to soo Gyllenhaalic?

All in all, for Jake, my great love!!

britpopbaby said...

Essay, tina! :)

Of course no-one is perfect. I remember Heath saying once that he didn't like England because of the strict class system we have here. I was like, WTF?? But who knows what context it was said in.

In an unrelated point - I made a pretty button for 'Candy'. I'm really getting into buttons! I tried to get the ones from the ATTMC forum but the page was taking ages to load.

~DKBB~ said...

Re: The CANDY button

Bless your little heart, britpop! Thank you SO much! That's awesome! I'll send T over to check it out. :)

THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Hi this is that Theresa person. LOL. Yes I have shaken his hand and he has kissed my cheek. Twice actually. Yes he is that tall. I don't know how hairy his legs are.

If anyone doubts it's Heath I can understand that but you might want to go the the threads on my site written by the people that I have taken with me to spend time with him. He is a family friend and he posts because he is my friend and we at times even work together. As for Mr. Rush, his was a professional courtesy to Heath. You are also able to check my gallery for my personal pics of him and there are numerous other personal items that are on the site from our acquaintence. Also there is the personal contact he has made to members of our site who have been ill and that kind of thing. So there are tons of eye witnesses to it if that is what is needed. It is up to each person to decide what they will but I can totally understand.

You guys have been wonderful. And unless Jake and Heath themselves weren't being truthful with me, Heath never refused to have his picture made with Jake nor did he make nasty comments about Mr. Lee whom I have also met in a social situation. Heath is often targeted by the press because he refuses to do the pretty boy thing and they know he is sensitive to the hurts and it sells papers. But in all honesty, he wouldn't want me to defend him, because like Jake he just doesn't believe dignifying the press with an answer unless his family has been hurt which often happens.

He answered the friendship question because if you read his comment he explains that I specifically asked him to. It has been causing many arguments and I asked him. He did that for me. I never ask him really personal questions on the board. And I never report personal info without his approval. We have an agreement, the site is never allowed to interfere with the friendship or the work relationship when we happen to have a project together or one that is somehow connected. Keep business and pleasure separated so to speak. LOL.

Hope that answers what you asked. Sorry if I missed anything. Again thank you all more than you know for everything. You are just the best.

Also I have over 200 videos on the main website which is www.heathledgercentral.com if you want to see them. I have some fantastic Jake film in the Brokeback section. I also have all the Berlinale film and everything you were just mentioning. Actually I think there's very little out there that isn't up and some very rare film. I have tons more to go that I haven't gotten up yet but these are fun. And I have about 12,000 pics up with some great Jake ones as well and more to go. So you are welcome to go to those two galleries as well. And there is Heath radio as well. Just follow the drop down menu on the front page of the main website. If you have any problems finding them just contact me on the forum! Have fun!

Hugs
Theresa

Hugs
Theresa

squallcloud said...

The Bearded Lady makes me tremor with laughter most times. Umm I think about this movie from time to time like "I wonder when "Candy" will be available at my local Ritz theatre?" *sigh* I have to do actual work to get to see it? Okaay, fine! Heath better be glad he has engendered so much good will after Brokeback and A Knights Tale cause I havent' seen anything else of his.. oh actually I saw snipets of 10 Things but that was like a few months ago and it was about teenagers of which I am not one any more and haven't been one for over 10 years so ... Oh I did like the part where Heath sang. *happy sigh*

Yeah I'll see this little druggie indie film.

Okay I'd like to play a game... well I suppose I need to go over to the forum for my brand of hijinks. I'll see y'all over there.

britpopbaby said...

Thanks again, Theresa. It's such a shame that stuff like that happens but it's an insight for us all. Now we know to be as cynical as possible when it comes to the press.

And squallcloud! Where you been?

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Ingrid and I run Heath Ledger Central together with Theresa. I thought I quickly stop by here and say Thanks for supporting Candy! It's truly a wonderful movie. I live in Perth, Western Australia, and I'm one of the lucky ones who have seen it. Let me tell you, it's a gem!

I've read your comments with great interest and while reading them it became painfully obvious to me how powerful the press (and I mean gossip rags) is these days. Isn't it amazing how they can form and mold people opinions?

I've been a Jake admirer since years, I've been hooked since Donnie Darko and watching him with Heath in BM was nothing but a treat! He is such a sweetie, just like Heath (and I hope Heath will forgive me that I'm drooling over Jake LOL).

As fans, we are so blessed with them, they are wonderful actors and even more important, incredible human beings. I've had the pleasure to meet Heath earlier this year, just before the Academy Awards, and I tell you, he's a treasure. Unfortunately,I haven't met Jake yet (geez, I would love that!!!!).

Anyhow, thanks again for your support, you guys are great! But hey, what else would you expect from Jake fans!! You've got a great place here!!

All the best to all of you and take care!

Hugs

Ingrid

Anonymous said...

It's something we have discussed and good points have been made. Which is how can one be a fan of one of them yet want to change them into something they aren't.

Am I right in assuming you are referring to speculation about Jake's sexuality and how he feels about it? I assume its not Heath since there really hasn't been any speculation about him that I know of. I'm curious if this is true tho because I've often wondered how Jake feels about these rumours.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ingrid, thanks for your information.
I'd also like to know from Theresa if Jake knows about those internet rumors about him and how he feels about it.

Anonymous said...

Actually I wasn't referring to his sexuality. Though you bring a very interesting point there. I was talking about people who manufacture him or heath or both together into the kind of people they aren't. Not normal healthy fan fantasies we all have, but the people who cross that line and become kind of obsessed with it then become angry when it turns out that their fantasy just isn't the way it is. That no one is perfect - no one- and that it is such pressure on these celebs to try to live up to some of these things. That's all. Not normal fan stuff but the stuff that goes over the line. Hope that makes sense.

The sexuality thing to my knowledge of them has never been an issue to either of the guys but both have been very clear that they are hetro though that is certainly no insult to gays, it's simply the way they were born. But there are absolutely NO homophobic tendencies on the part of either gentlemen from the times the subject has come up and it has, when I was in their company. Ingrid will agree on that point. They have both been very supportive of the gay community and causes. Jake is particularly known for his work in numerous charities here in LA.

Theresa

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the double post I just saw the last question to me. Both men are aware of the gossip and rumors. They do their best to simply not acknowlege it. Gossip is mean and hurtful, they both have taken that stand publicly and privately. But Jake is a sensitive, thoughtful, kind man. He wouldn't spread rumors about others and it's just as hard for him to hear it about himself. But they know that there is nothing they can do to stop it. It is that kind of thing that puts them at a distance though. It is self protection. They have hearts and feelings too. And they have families who are wounded by unkind words.

Theresa

Anonymous said...

I see. Thanks Theresa.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Theresa for your reply. I can see why these rumours could be hurtful especially considering the social stigma that still exists around homosexuality. I used to kind of think Jake might be bisexual because of all the rumours but it sounds like you have firsthand knowledge that that is not true. I think that Jake has handled this all very well considering he has so many gay fans who might be hurt if he responded to these rumours as if they were an insult. Jake and Heath are both classy guys. I wish them both well.

Anonymous said...

I honestly never believed those rumors. But i don't care, he can be straight, bi, gay. It doesn't change anything for me.

Anonymous said...

Oh I have to reply to the last post before this one. BRAVO. You simply love him no matter what. What you said is simply perfect. Good on you!

Theresa