There have been times whilst manning the good ship Jake Watch that I've been moderately to massively freaked out by situations I've found myself in. This time last week was one of those, 'Holy Jesus, Mary and Joseph! How the frig did that happen?' moments and things got pretty hectic at JW HQ. Yeah, I managed to get Us Weekly on my case.
Due to Jake Watch's exclusive reveal of baby Gyllengaard's arrival, muggins here got slightly embroiled with the senior editor of said mag and was given an alarming insight into the world of the 'Big Bad Media' (Cantara's phrase) and can I just say to you all now - never ever believe a fucking thing you read anywhere.
Cantara forwarded me the email that the senior editor sent and said it might be fun for us all to email him back and tell him not to pry into other people's lives. Here is the email:
I understand that Mr. Gyllenhaal has released a statement about his new granddaughter Ramona through Cantara Books. Can u pls forward me the statement?
Senior Editor, Us Weekly
1290 Ave. of the Americas, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10104
Now, at first I thought he was only doing his job and maybe I shouldn't get involved but could I help myself? No. So I emailed Mr Jacobs and explained that Cantara had simply shared news given to her by her friend (who okay, happens to be Stephen Gyllenhaal) and that it was in no way an official statement.
Mr Jacobs emailed me back saying he was confused. So I repeated myself and added that I presumed the info came from IHJ. Mr Jacobs emailed me back (we're like, best friends by this point) and said no, he got his info from JustJared. Oooo! Interesting!
JustJared claimed on their 'exclusive' that they got the info from a source close to the family. They then told me they got it from an anonymous email. So where did they get Cantara's role in it from to pass onto Us Weekly? Cos they either got it from here or IHJ, ergo not making it in any way an exclusive and more a lie but whatever, that's not my concern.
Anyway, here is the email from Mr Jacobs:
we saw it on just jared. i think it's weird that a publisher forwarded a request from an editor to a fanblog. but thanks for expalining
Look, dude. You've had this explained to you three times by this point. I also like to say that Mr Jacobs used that colour blue in his emails and seemed to dislike capital letters.
I'd just like to say: Us Weekly - I think you're weird.
So, that's how they operate - I could have told them anything and part of me wishes I had just to see it in print in this week's copy of Us Weekly. Although I would have used my pseudonym; Crystal Shandy Lear.
In other news, I think the 6th month anniversary of Jake Watch was somehow overshadowed and we should celebrate again with a little 'me' time - more details to follow.