Thursday, December 31, 2009

Love's Labours not Lost

At the beginning of this year we Goose and Tooth if they still together despite all the ups and downs , which from the sounds of it is still going strong. And if threesome may have become a foursome in early in 2009, signs point to yes.

And what did we wish for in 2009? May there be less of some things and much more of others. And we got to see Jake and Austin together and a big old split that we have wanted for, for a long time happen this year. All in all there were good things.

Since its the end of the decade thought about looking over OMG's favorite pair over the years.

"Jake and I played tennis a few times when we were filming in London," said Austin Nichols, (filming Wimbledon)

March 5, 2005
Jake Gyllenhaal, grabbin' some Cali-esque grub at Basix Café. Boys Town. Gabbing fer days with a guy-pal, Jake-poo, decked out in a white sweatshirt hoodie and jeans, covered up his buzzed noggin with a red baseball cap. The sensitive hunks lingered on fer over an hour, smiling, exchanging childhood stories--with a bit of misty-eyed emotion even? Hey, take it up with my WeHo Desk, 'kay?

March 10, 2005

Okay, sugar-muffins, the only reason this one's in the Vice section is because until quite recently, Toothy Tile was dating his superpopular, superannoyingly perfect girlfriend. Not boyfriend. Which, if you ask this old gossip whore, is the classification Tile would prefer his significant others be filed under in the very near future.

Mere days ago, while everyone was hooting and complaining about this gown and that host from the Oscars, Tile was right out in the open holding hands with his man in a West Hollywood restaurant--which shall remain nameless...because I love going there and they probably won't serve me anymore if I start outing their customers, ca-friggin'-peesh?

Not that I'd be outting anybody, anyway. Mr. Tile took care of that himself. Covertly, but he did it.

It was late in the afternoon; everybody had cleared out. Save Tile and his man-amigo, who extended his hands flat on the marble table (yes, that's a hint) until they were intertwined with Tile's. Massive smiles then appeared on both daring dudes.

Too sweet! And such a departure for this debauched department, doncha think? Don't worry, as sure as Tile's famous ex knew, deep down, way below her doable dimples, what Tile really wanted (hence, the breakup), next week, we'll be right back on salacious patrol, damn sure.

March 24, 2005

This one's getting interesting.

Remember Toothy Tile from One Adorable Blind Vice? The sweet movie-star guy who was surreptitiously holding digits with his boyfriend at a West Hollywood restaurant? Well, he's at it again. Only, this time, more than digits are being utilized. At least the ones...never mind.

So, there T2 is with the stud-unit again. In the concrete parking structure of a very popular Hell-Ay shopping enclave. It was dark. Not too many shoppers were around.

Could this be why handsome Tooth (whose legs, I feel, have been vastly undersold, thanks to his mega-charming smile) saw fit to smooch his companion in their car, reclining their seats as far back as Faye Dunaway's forehead. And this kissing scene didn't simply occur in first, my dears. No, Tile brought the all-man, all-body Frenching session right on home, full throttle, all the way to fifth, I'd say. August 11, 2005

....Toothy Tile, on the other orgasmic hand, does mind. Or maybe not? Hmmm.

As any reader of this filthy column knows damn well by now, our boy Tooth--much like Seymour, above--likes taking chances. He does it in the parking garages of Hell-Ay's more bourgeois shopping centers. On restaurant balconies--hell, wherever there's a chance of getting caught.

Just like he did last weekend. Parking lot right off the Strip. T.T. and his b-f (for whom, I'm told, Toothy has considered very heavily coming out of the proverbial media closet) were "hard-core" doing the diddly, say their concerned amigos.

Only problem was, a security cop called the real coppers, who hand-slapped T.T. something good. Alas, somebody's somebody called the head somebody at the police station, and the whole thing got covered up--just like most of the fun stuff does in this ass-greasing enclave.

November 11, 2005
....Ladies first. Movie-stah Toothy--who's been playing with whether or not to come out the closet for so long now, readers think I'm just makin' this sitch up (I'm not)--recently did a chat show for his latest pic, Casablanca Cuckold. You'll never guess what a network worker bee caught him doing in the privacy of his dressing room before taping...

No, not fornicating (you dirty busybodies), just tonguing his b-f, that's all. And this little love licking spread through the studio faster than a pink-slip distribution list at ABC!...

"I've learned a ton from Jake. He's a really sharp guy. He told me everything about acting, the business, girls, life.' " - Paper Magazine April 4 2006

"He's taking some time off," pal Austin Nichols tells Us. "He's just trying to relax. He just finished doing a movie." - US Weekly May 23, 2006

November 3, 2006

First off, our fave, and top tumescent dawg, Toothy Tile: T2 was just caught at a fancy-ass New Yawk restaurant playing footsie with the b-f underneath the table. Right in front of Tooth's 'rents! And the busboys! Not to mention a few (thank gawd) Awful Truth readers, too fun. Tooth-doll, makes sense, as I hear you're getting thisclose to superdomesticating things with your most benevolently forgiving man. What, getting tired of the doin'-it-in-the-parking-lot scene, T-man? Regardless, congrats!

December 12,2006
Tooth's man actually thinks they can have a normal life together, and Toothy simply adores him for it!

March 16, 2007

Since it's Blind Friday, thought I'd also give you the latest on Toothy Tile. Hear he's not really planning on adopting a kiddo, as I previously broke a few weeks ago. Nope. I was—gasp!—wrong.

Turns out T2, so blab our mutual amigos, plans on swirling up his love juice, right alongside his boyfriend's procreating protein, ya know, putting it in some kinda beaker or toaster, or something, and mixing it around with a donor's eggs, then putting the results into yet another donor to carry the resulting embryo.

The plan is, Boyfriend Tile will then, legally (and far, far away from pokin' press types like yours truly) be listed as papa—when, in fact, our beloved Tooth just may be the correct daddio.

April 6, 2007

Jake Gyllenhaal sports Spandex again, as he bikes with bud Austin Nichols. (Was Lance Armstrong unavailable, or somethin', busy with that new g-f of his?) I like how the boys use protection—as you can see, their helmets are firmly strapped to their noggins in case of any nasty accidents...

April 10, 2007

Jake was spotted in San Diego last week, visiting the set of HBO's pilot "John from Cincinnati," where his pal Austin Nichols plays the lead. Gyllenhaal arrived and was immediately escorted to Nichols' trailer, where they spent most of the day. Austin left the trailer only to grab some grub for the two from catering tables. This photo shows the best friends at a Lakers game in 2006.

Then, this past Saturday, TMZ spies spotted Jake and Austin in Los Angeles, having a quiet dinner at Jar restaurant. The two eluded having their pic taken by paparazzi when they escaped through the kitchen's backdoor.

"I know when I wake up in the morning with the person I love, we end up laughing. It really is the morning time, the waking up time that I look forward to."

May 04, 2007: Hollywood: EXCLUSIVE: JAKE GYLLENHAAL & best friend AUSTIN NICHOLS buy some books at Borders in Hollywood, CA. Jake Gyllenhaal & Austin Nichols spent about 30 minutes looking at all the tabloid magazines and then going for the sports magazines before walking out of the store with some books. Jake wore a hat with the words, 'Great Western Landscapes' trying to blend in to normal folks. Jake came out with a toothpick in his hand and had it in his mouth while inside the store.

August 15, 2007

Toothy Tile gets bold with boy-on-boy action in a flaming fagola environ

My most fave Blind Vice boy, Toothy Tile, is getting braver ‘n’ braver: He just hit a gay enclave in Hell-Ay last week, openly doing his b-f, who, by the by, is not at all who everybody thinks he is. Keep up the frolickin’, by all means.

"In the end, it's about how hard it is to love somebody,
to really be intimate, to really let go and be open to that,
no matter what the context."

September 9, 2007
Dear Ted:
Come on, don't you think it's 'bout time to give Toothy Tile’s b-f his own name, instead of always keeping him hidden in Toothy's shadow?
Noblesville, Indiana

Dear Moniker Minded:
Fine. Let’s call the poor boy Gray Goose

September 18, 2007

Jake Gyllenhaal sure as hell lives to get the gossies in gonzo overdrive. Why, just this week, right after J.G. did Letterman, all shy 'n’ stuff, he pulls the same don’t-look-at me routine down in the Village—almost.

Desk Stealth just followed J.G. and his gorgeous amigo, a dead ringer for Austin Nichols (would just go ahead and say it was A.N. here, but, like, maybe Jakey’s pullin’ a Natalie Portman, choosing to hang with an Austin doppelgänger just to throw us snit-snoops off the mark?) for several blocks. Too fun for the ab-perf tum! D.S. embarked on an intrepid block-by-block Jake-athon, stealing close behind just for us, too kind.

“They could have walked to the ferry, and I still would have followed them,” admits our pavement detective, so refreshingly honest (see, always loved those NY types, this is only one reason why). “All the while, they kept walking close to each other, like they were purposely trying to bump into each other, ya know what I mean?”

We do, you baddie bro, we do! So, do continue: "At one point they had their heads briefly touching each other,” D.S. practically breathlessly relayed. “A short time after that came the friend's arm around Jake and the whisper to the ear. Then, the whole block before they got to West 12th Street," said the onlooker, J.G.& A.N. did a little digital dance. "Oh so cute!”

He makes really smart choices.
He knows what works for him. And the kid can sing!"

September 19, 2007

Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker worked the pink carpet, hand in hand (rather Jake Gyllenhaal and Austin Nichols-esque, too divine!)....

"I have had three incredible teachers along the way; Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Bettany, and Markus Flanagan."

December 11, 2009

These are heterosexual bros with whom Toothy loves to shoot the shit, have a few brews, talk about the broads, all that 100-percent-cotton American man stuff Toothy just can't seem to let go from his, like, totally gay life.

OK, it's cool, I have tons (maybe a few) gay friends who are completely into the SUVs/watching sports/unshowered thing, maybe it's not so completely weird that Toothy's wired that way a little, too?

But what's wacko is when these boy-buds o' Toothy's start, shockingly...

...coming to the put-upon pooftah's defense! At parties! At bars! At ball games! At beach barbecues! It's getting friggin' hi-larious!

And no, these dudes who actually do know Toothy rather well are not defending Mr. Tile's very publicized fauxmance and whether or not it's legitimate, hardly.

Nope, instead, they're busy saying, as of late, that Toothy and his man are doin' just fine, thank you, and further more, "They're the real thing." These het amigos like to tell this to anybody who starts talking crap about their good friend.

Backstabbing gossip gets these hetero friends of Toothy's so very riled up, they've lately been stating how "in love" Mr. and Mr. Toothy Tile happen to be right now

BTW - What is it about Austin and Jake's shoes?

"The only people who can help you are
those who stay by your side
in hard times, those who really love you,
not stopping at saying so."

Here's to looking ahead and looking forward to much much more. OMG is here and staying around and we continue to have fun, share our thoughts, respect each other, laugh alot, find new friends and find the best in people and hope for the best for our favorite love story.

Happpy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

All about Biz

Sometimes decades go by in a flash other seem like a lifetime. Almost seems the older you get faster the decade flies by. Now for Jake and Austin both going for 19 -29 that's more than ten years that's a life time of growing and a lot have things have happened.

Today is all about the business

Starting the decade they were both were in college on opposite coasts, both with aspirations of being actors and look what they've done. Jake in the past ten years has grossed $472,290,452 at the boxoffice in the 13 movies he has starred in and has been in 2 of the best movies of the decade, Donnie Darko and Brokeback Mountain. From indie films to blockbusters, he has before the age of 29, created to not one but two iconic movie characters of all time, and has amassed a resume of working with laundry list of award winning actors and some of the best directors of the time. He has been nominated by for an Academy Award and received a BAFTA for best supporting actor for his role as Jack Twist.

Austin is no slouch. He received his B.A. in Creative Writing from USC while he was starting out in Hollywood, and has consistently worked every since. From television to the big screen Austin has worked with and on some on both the most popular shows and as well as critically acclaimed television shows. Six Feet Under, Friday Night Lights, CSI. He took a small part on David Milch's Deadwood and turn it into two year holding deal with HBO and the lead character in Milch's next series for the network. He has taken small roles in blockbuster movies and big roles in small independent films and made them all his own. Holiday in the Sun, to Utopian Society, The Day After Tomorrow to House of Usher, Wimbledon, Lenexa 1 Mile, Luz Del Mundo to indie shorts like The True Love Tale of Girlfriend-Boyfriend. Moving from s guest start to a regular cast member in an established series also shows the taking it and making it moxy he has. And he did one one thing before Jake, he worked with Jerrry Bruckheimer and Disney.

Do you remember this little blast from the past?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Good things

There have been some really really good things this past year, it's just how you look at it.

Jake and Austin out biking, their coordinating biking gear, The Austin smile on Jake's face, Big Blue, seeing Austin as a regular on TV, Brothers, Jake joking with the press, The Austiny tie and style but not on Austin, the Clint Black/Jack Twist t-shirt, both going Global Green, Jake's childish behavior for Electric Company,Sesame Street, and Shalom Sesame, necklaces chains and charms, Prayers for Bobby, confirmation of still going strong, Mr. & Mr. Toothy, friends saying they are the real deal, Jake's mention of Sasquatchy friends, Austin's posts on SoGoPro, The True Love Tail of Boyfriend and Girlfriend, Jake in Pittsburgh hell even Informers had its good things, and yes the split from Ms. W are just some of those things I know I have cherished because that's what keeps me going as the person who writes here everyday. I'm sure I missed some, what else can you think of?

It's more than you thought and less than you wish for, but they are all good things, and the numbers of how many of them that happened doesn't take away from how good each of them are.

You have to decide what you want to focus on. For me, I need my glass is half full, but don't think for a minute I wouldn't want it full and overflowing. I'd love that. But I appreciate the half full glass I have right now.

And waiting for the next thing? I look at it this way, I don't spend my time everyday waiting for what's going to happen next, because I would miss out on so many great things that happen in between.
Photos: IHJ, ANJ, SoGoPro, OMG

Monday, December 28, 2009

Leave it to Lego

You know when little kids are so excited about something they can't wait to tell you what it is, like as they hand you the present from them they blurt out what it is? Or tell you the end of the story three pages into their book? But who knew their toys were movie spoilers.

Lego revealed five of the Prince of Persia plays sets coming out next year and in doing so let us in on some of the action that will be happening in the movie.

Some of their names tell us things are obvious based on what we know of the plot, Fight for the Dagger, Quest Against Time. Some give us a nibble but not a lot info, Battle of Almut, and Hassasins Hide Out. From the boxes we find out that in PoP there's a spinning saw blade, cool weapons, flying spears, thing happening in a market, a palace, soldiers , camels and veggies?. And hey that pesky scorpion problem they had back at Pinewood, Lego makes it a win win throwing in a Legoized one as a special little desert treat.
But one gives us a golden egg. The Ostrich Race. We knew that Jake had scenes with ostriches but did we know he's riding them shirtless in the hot desert? (Shirtless Legos? Have their ever been shirtless Legos?)

Is it really a stretch that Jake would ride a big bird barechested?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Out Spotlight CVXII

Bayard Taylor Rustin a life long activist, who was the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement and the man behind Martin Luther King Jr, on the famous March on Washington. His life long activism helped advance the civil rights movement as well as LGBT rights.

Rustin was born on March 17, 1912, to Florence Rustin, one of eight children of Julia and Janifer Rustin of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Been born out of wedlock Julia and Janifer decided to raise young Bayard as their son, the youngest of the large Rustin family. His grandmother had been raised a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), and even though she attended the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the denomination of her husband, she impressed on the children she raised certain Quaker principles: the equality of all human beings before God, the vital need for nonviolence, the importance of dealing with everyone with love and respect. She was also a member of the NAACP.

Rustin began his impressive political career at an early age after an education at Wilberforce University, Cheyney State College and City College of New York (never received B.A.).

Following under the influence of his grandmother he began his activist career in 1937, by training at the American Friends Service Committee and became organizer for the Youth Communist League. He quit Youth Communist League in 1941. And during that year became a colleague of A. Philip Randolph, President of The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the Race Relations Secretary for the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR).

In 1942 Rustin was the field secretary for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Colleague of Norman Thomas, a leader in the democratic socialist movement, and helped plan the Journey of Reconciliation "freedom ride" in 1947 which paved way for the freedom rides in the early 1960's. After being arrested, Rustin's experiences on a chain gang were chronicled on The New York Post which initiated an investigation that eliminated chain gangs in North Carolina. During the decade he assisted in lobbying President Truman to eliminate segregation in the military.

Beginning of the 1950's Rustin organized the Committee to Support South African Resistance (American Committee on Africa). In 1953, he was arrested in Pasadena, California; originally charged with vagrancy and lewd conduct, he eventually pleaded guilty to a single, lesser charge of "sex perversion" (as consensual sodomy was officially referred to in California at the time) for an incident in a car with two men. He served 60 days in jail. This was the first time that his homosexuality had come to public attention, yet he remained candid about his sexuality, which was still criminalized throughout the US. After his conviction, he was fired from FOR, though he became the executive secretary of the War Resisters League. The charges would follow him the rest of his career.

But in February 1956, he caught the attention of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. when MLK recruited him as an assistant, colleauge and organizer for his civil rights cause. When he arrived in Montgomery to assist with the the bus boycott, MLK had not personally embraced nonviolence yet. In fact, there were guns inside King’s house, and armed guards posted at his doors. Rustin persuaded boycott leaders to adopt complete nonviolence, from his grandmother's Quaker's roots, and teaching them Gandhian nonviolent direct protest.

Working with MLK he organized the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, in 1957, and helped form the Recruitment and Training Program (R-T-P) during the 1960's.

He clashes with elected officials both black (Adam Clayton Powell) and white (Strom Thurmond) who tried to use Rustin’s sexuality as a way to discredit him. Many African-American leaders were concerned that Rustin's sexual orientation and Communist past would undermine support for the civil rights movement. U.S. Representative Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., who was a member of the SCLC's board, forced Rustin's resignation from the SCLC in 1960 by threatening to discuss Rustin's morals charge in Congress. Although Rustin was open about his sexual orientation and his conviction was a matter of public record, it had not been discussed widely outside the civil rights leadership.

When Rustin and A. Phillips Randolph organized the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, Senator Strom Thurmond railed against Rustin as a "Communist, draft-dodger, and homosexual" and produced an FBI photograph of Rustin talking to King while King was bathing, to imply that there was a same-sex relationship between the two. Both men denied the allegation of an affair, but, despite King's support, NAACP chairman Roy Wilkins did not want Rustin to receive any public recognition for his role in planning the march—though, in fact, he did become quite well-known.

After the March on Washington, Rustin organized the New York City School Boycott. When Rustin was invited to speak at the University of Virginia in 1964, school administrators tried to ban him, out of fear that he would organize another school boycott there. He went on to participate in anti-war demonstration during Vietnam War and helped found the A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI). Later he helped found the National Emergency Coalition for Haitian Rights, serve as Chairman of the Executive committee of Freedom House. Hi report South Africa: Is Peaceful Change Possible? in 1983 led to the formation of Project South Africa.

Apart from his career as an activist, he was also fun-loving, mischievous, artistic, gifted with a fine singing voice, and known as an art collector who sometimes found museum-quality pieces in New York City trash. The historian John D’Emilio calls Rustin the “lost prophet” of the civil rights movement.

Before his death, Rustin wrote several essays, recorded songs and received numerous honorary doctorates while continuing his involvement as an officer on numerous human rights committees until his death in 1987. He was survived by his partner of 10 years, Walter Naegle.

His biography is particularly important for LGBT Americans highlighting the major contributions of a gay man to ending official segregation in America. Bayard Rustin stands at the confluence of the great struggles for civil, legal and human rights by African-Americans and LGBT Americans. Even today despite all the advances made there are still divides between race,orientation and even the rick and poor his eloquent voice is still needed.

At least two high schools have been named for Rustin. Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities (formerly Humanities High School and Charles Evans Hughes High School) is located in the Chelsea section of New York City, which in January of his year,the NYC Department of Education announced that they would be closing the school by 2012 due to poor performance. The remaining school is the Bayard Rustin High School is located in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Other public building named for Rustin include the Bayard Rustin Library at the Affirmations Gay/Lesbian Community Center in Ferndale, MI and the Bayard Rustin Social Justice Center in Conway, Arkansas.

In July 2007, with the permission of the Estate of Bayard Rustin, a group of San Francisco Bay Area African American LGBT community leaders formed the Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition (BRC) to promote greater participation in the electoral process, advance civil and human rights issues, and generally promote the legacy of Mr. Rustin.

A documentary of his life entitled Brother Outsider premiered at Sundance, and late became part of PBS's POV series.
“Twenty-five, thirty years ago, the barometer of human rights in the United States were black people. That is no longer true. The barometer for judging the character of people in regard to human rights is now those who consider themselves gay, homosexual, lesbian.” - Bayard Rustin, 1987