Sunday, September 12, 2010

Out Spotlight

Today's Spotlight is an American designer, author and as of tomorrow a syndicated talk show host. Today's Out Spotlight is designer Nate Berkus.

Nathan Jay "Nate" Berkus was born September 17, 1971, in Orange County, California to interior decorator Nancy Golden and Sport memorabilia and Sports Card dealer, Mike Berkus. He's parents divorced when he was baby and grew up mainly in suburbs of Minneapolis, with his mother and two brothers. His mom Nancy is known to many from her appearances on the HGTV and DIY networks.

He began his career in design at a young age. "I was barely in grade school when I helped my mother rearrange the living room furniture for the first time," he says. With his allowance dedicated to buying things for his bedroom and his mother's influence (she's also a decorator), Nate began a lifelong passion for design. "I think I was the only kid on the block who knew about furniture scale by the time I was 8." He has spoken many times about growing up and going into his mother's design presentations and changing things, her only find out what he did when she went to present to her client.

Berkus graduated from Lake Forest College near Chicago in 1994 with degrees in French and Sociology. While in college he worked at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers as well as at Sotherby's in Chicago. He also did an internship with Dominique Aurientis auction house in Paris. It was from this work, he developed a deep love and knowledge for the decorative arts and furniture.

From his experience in auction houses he gained an education in how to shop and what to buy. Without any formal design training, just natural instinct, growing up under his mother's design experience, and knowledge from his work in the auction houses, he took out on his own, forming the design firm, Nate Berkus Associates in 1995.

Moving from the auction house to interiors was a natural for him. The firm grew to include projects for Wolfgang Puck's Spago, Barneys New York, W hotels, as well as a prestigious list of private homes and clients.

In 2002, Nate was invited to make over a small space for The Oprah Winfrey Show. The rest was history. From there, Nate became a featured design expert for the show. Nate's work continues to be featured in the pages of US Weekly, Elle D├ęcor, O, The Oprah Magazine, Domino and many more.

Out and open about his orientation from the beginning of his career, Berkus had found love with photographer Fernando Bengoechea. In December 2004, he and Bengoechea, were vacationing and celebrating the holidays at a beach resort in Sri Lanka when the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami hit.

"It's not just the sight — it's the sound and the smell that will be with me forever," Berkus said, describing in horrific detail how the scene unfolded in a hut about 50 feet from the shoreline.

"We were in a room making plans for the day. All of a sudden water started coming in between the wall and the roof...Fernando jumped up and started lifting our things onto the desktop. I said, 'What is this?' Then we heard a crack and I was pressed against the wall and the floor."

Their hut's roof was torn off by the force of the water and they immediately experienced the sensation of drowning. Berkus said he had "a heightened sense of consciousness" that kicked in his survival instinct.

"[Fernando and I] ended up popping up together and he swam over to me and said 'Stay together,' and then a minute later we were drowning again, and then we popped up together again, and the water was calm...we were trying to hold onto each other. You were just swirling, just trying to keep your face up."

When another wave hit he thought they would become separated. "And then we both popped up about three feet away from one another. Fernando and I came back to one another and there was a telephone pole and we both held each other."

There was nothing he could do in his last moments of contact with Fernando.

"And I felt his hand on the back of my shirt and I felt his hand slip away..."

Berkus survived, Bengoechea was missing and presumed dead. He talked by phone of what happened to his lover to ABC News within hours of the ordeal. Fans of Nate and of The Oprah Show expressed their concern for Nate, and their condolences for his loss in the days following. He appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on January 17, 2005, to talk about his ordeal and the loss of his love. While nothing can be confirmed, it was said that Oprah had privately hired former Marines to go Sri Lanka, to find Bengoechea or provide confirmation of his death.

In the months after the ordeal he focused on his work. In November 2005, his book Home Rules: Transform the Place You Live into a Place You'll Love, a step-by-step guide to home design and decoration was published. He also began selling his merchandise in the Linens n' Things chain throughout North America, until the chain folded.

In 2006, Nate debuted his Oprah Radio Radio show. Airing each week, he speaks to listeners, celebrities, callers and guests about the home and living well.

He later became involved with a New York based TV/Film producer and DJ. Dating for nearly two years the relationship ended amicably and the two remain friends.

He went on hosted the short-lived reality show Oprah's Big Give, where the focus for individuals to give back to others in a series of challenges. The show premiered March 2, 2008. "Working on Big Give was an opportunity that I felt compelled to do. It was my chance to share in showing people how they can give big in their own life, to send the message that giving goes way beyond the gift of money. We want to share that the best thing you can give is your time and understanding." The series ended on April 20th. On May 13th it was announced by ABC that it would not be renewed for a second season.

In the fall of 2008, Nate launched a new line of home products on HSN. "It's funny. As a kid, I think I rearranged the rooms of almost every house on the block. I feel like I'm still doing the same thing. Except, now I'm coming into the living room through the TV, helping people make their home their own."

He is currently involved in a relationship with Bally Shoe designer Brian Atwood and makes his home in New York City.

After nearly eight years and 127 makeovers on The Oprah Show, he is launch his own daytime talk show. It will featured a broad range of subjects and guests, with a focus on design, lifestyle, entertainment and personal transformation. The Nate Berkus Show will premiere tomorrow September 13, 2010.

Reminder: Austin's film Beautiful Boy premieres tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Time: 6:30
Location: Isabel Bader Theater

74 comments:

Special K said...

Looks like Austin won't make it to TIFF for the premiere.

AUS10NICHOLS
about an hour ago via Twitter for Blackberry.

I had flight trouble. I will not make it to toronto

So sad. Congrats to the cast and crew of Beautiful Boy!!




.....

I might have to come out of lurk just to comment on the latest Austin pictures. Flipping heck!

Please do London!

The girls over at Everything Austin have some more pictures from yesterday.

Stubborn TB said...

I'm really loving the pictures of Austin at the event.
He looks really good and like he's having lots of fun.
He's got the casual sexiness down as well with just regular (albeit low-cut) jeans and the little slit in his shirt.
Too bad we won't be getting more of that today at Toronto. He must be a little disappointed even if he gets to spend the time with his family instead.

Did anyone read the interview Austin did for the EverythingAustin website?
He gave some pretty interesting quotes:

* Firstly, how is training going for your half marathon?
* Training is going well. I have to run as little as possible or else I will shrink into a skeleton. I have never run 5 miles in my life. The other day I ran 11.2. I just read ‘Born To Run’ [by Christopher McDougall]. Incredible book and very inspiring. It made me want to run run run. Run barefoot. The way mother nature intended.


It really sounds like Jake got involved with the project and was so enthuastic about it that he infected Austin with it, causing Austin to read the book and from what he said on Twitter probably also check out the marathon in Leadville.

Stubborn TB said...

He also keeps on raving about OTH in his tyical over-the-top fashion that he has when he's forced to do something, but then he says this:

* If you had an unlimited budget for stunts, complete control over writing etc what would your dream Julian storyline be?
* My dream for Julian would be for him to actually lose faith for a minute. I would love for him to leave and go on a trip to the Far East. A trip of discovery and research and experience. A spiritual journey. Meet crazy and interesting people. Just walk across the Earth by himself to see what he learns about himself. I just love movies and books like that.


So basically his dream storyline for Julian is Julian without tree hill. No Brooke, but also no one else. Pretty telling, IMO.

Then of course, there's this:
* Have you ever taken any of @SenstiveJulian’s advice?
* Don’t tell anyone, but I often take SensitiveJulian’s advice. Chicks dig SensitiveJulian. So yes, I listen closely.


Kinda hilarious when you think about the fact that Julian not only has a "lesbian past" (as per Aus10Nichols), but he sounds like the gayest boyfriend you could possibly have.
Something you want to tell us here Austin? ;)

the real m said...

Well it would be a breath of fresh air if Julian split and had an adventure. Isn't that how his character started out on the show. Now he is a eunuch. No fun anymore. But Austin himself looks scrumptious in those recent photos.

I can't imagine the terror of that experience Nate went through. I've seen him once or twice on one of the shopping channels but I think I will check out this new show.

AUS10 said...

A big congrats to the cast and crew of Beautiful Boy in Toronto. I will raise a glass to yall from North Carolina. about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

I am so devastated that I missed the Beautiful Boy screening in Toronto due to flight trouble. about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Jersey Tom said...

Someone sure wants it to looks like Jake is still in MV. Chances of him beong in MV for two weeks are zero. Jake and Austin have spent the week in LA.

there is more than 1 FB sighting, twitter sightings are so early 2010! said...

Jake is in MV, has been since last week.

And why not? He has friends there and his family I think still has a place there.

He has spent time there more than his fans think, not just the summer.

Away from the creepy HW crowd

Methodical Muser said...

It really sounds like Jake got involved with the project and was so enthuastic about it that he infected Austin with it, causing Austin to read the book and from what he said on Twitter probably also check out the marathon in Leadville.

ITA, Stubborn. Austin’s Leadville reference and now the Born to Run shout out, is one more serendipitous musing, in a long line of timely conversational coinkydinks. Although I do have to admit there are sometimes so many bread crumbs being hurled about I’m not sure running barefoot is the best recommendation to champion. Could get awfully messy and painful with all those little cubed sharp edges cluttering the landscape. Somehow, I also don't think Mr. Gyllenhaal is quite ready to relinquish that precious Nike/athletic shoe collection he has amassed over the years either.

Special K said...

It really sounds like Jake got involved with the project and was so enthuastic about it that he infected Austin with it, causing Austin to read the book and from what he said on Twitter probably also check out the marathon in Leadville.

Thanks for the interview snippets Stubborn.

Wow you wonder how Austin picked up Born to Run to read. Now some would say he just picked it up out of the blue. And I bet others would say that a fan/some one from the crew/cast member/random man on the street/librarian/distant runner/wandering drifter/or a burning bush anyone BUT Jake recommended it or got it for him.

But in actually, again and again you can see how many shared interests they have, or take interest in what they other is show excited about like couples do.

Special K said...

He's got the casual sexiness down as well with just regular (albeit low-cut) jeans and the little slit in his shirt.

Hit the nail on the head.

There is just something like this "all's good" vibe that is radiating off Austin in the pictures from Surfrider. And other way of saying that could be "Everything's Jake".

Special K said...

And hey...

Is Efron trying to do a Junior Jake or what?

Just Jared

lol said...

There is just something like this "all's good" vibe that is radiating off Austin in the pictures from Surfrider. And other way of saying that could be "Everything's Jake".

Because we know that Austin's happiness is centered totally around Jake and having nothing at all to do with surfing with some of the biggest names in rock?

Or maybe he exuded a happy vibe because he knew Jake was having a good time on the Vineyard?

Special K said...

Ahh if you bother'd to click on the link LOL you would find out that's slang from the 20's that means everything's ok

And exactly why is it the only mention of Jake being on the Vineyard somehow only happens on the days Austin is off from working?

destiny said...

Hi London!

Such a sad story about Nate and his boyfriend. I can't even begin to imagine what a terrible experience that was.

Too bad Austin didn't make it to Toronto.

Special K said...

It is really tragic about Nate and Frederico. Nate talks about the loss but he also talks about living and continuing on because that was that Federico would want for him.

It is really is quite a step forward tomorrow when Nate starts his show. One more step in the journey of changing attitudes.

Jersey Tom said...

I wish Nate the best of luck in his new show. He is a very charming man.

Methodical Muser said...

Is Efron trying to do a Junior Jake or what?

Zacky boy is trying, but let's just say even his facial hair looks anemic. That eyebrow tweezing does look awfully familiar though. LOL.

Special K said...

Speaking of eybbrows....and mess of other stuff. Has anyone checked out the HQ of the LaOD poster on IHJ?

LaOD Poster (HQ)

What the hell did they do to Anne's face?

The whole thing's a serious contender for Dlisted Photoshop Awards.

It seriously looks like Anne was not in the bed with Jake for the shoot, but she was put in after. And badly too. Look at the darkness around the edges of her, and the proportions seem off.

She has one eye bigger than the other.

Methodical Muser said...

I noticed that too, Special. At first I thought my eyes were deceiving me. Then when I looked closer, there's little doubt that she was photoshopped in, after the fact. Remember the other day when you asked for input on why Jake had his hand over his mouth in that poster? Well, how about the caption, "I'm not talking, but I'm really in this bed, all alone."

prairiegirl said...

What a day, what a day.

I love this. There has been absolutely no sightings, no twitters, no FB re-posted mentions on the blogs for the past several weeks. The only thing we've had is the pictures of Papa Smurf at the L.A. Friend Cabin. No one has been eager or generous enough to post any other mentions.

We have Austin in L.A. this weekend and all of a sudden, we have people bustin-at-the-seams eager to proclaim Jakey in Martha's Vineyard Day.

It has been THE DEADEST SUMMER of JAKE EVER and the one weekend we have pictures of Austin in L.A., after spending the entire summer in MV, then returning to L.A. and people so eager to proclaim that Jake was done on the east coast and back home on the West Coast where he belongs while Austin remained on the east, LOLLLLLLLLL...(sorry, excuse me, I had to laugh for a moment) Jake has eagerly returned back to the east coast to Martha's Vineyard, I dunno, I guess to avoid any remote chance of running into Austin.

He can't stand Austin so much that he had to have heard & read about Austin coming to L.A. this weekend and by golly, he had to get out of town. He is outta there!!! He's vapor. He's dust.

So I presume that now since Austin is back in NC on the east coast that Jake must be en route via helicoptor to get the heck out of MV on the east coast and head back to L.A. which is home and he wouldn't be anywhere else because, well, California is where he lives. Is his home. He only goes to the East Coast when Austin isn't there. Every time Austin comes to L.A., Jake bolts and gets on a plane, takes Atticus with him and heads all the way across the United States so he can hide out on Martha's Vineyard.

I guess that now makes Martha's Vineyard his home away from home. When he's not in L.A., which is his real home. Except when Austin is there. And when Austin is there, Jake heads to Martha's Vineyard.

Because Austin isn't there. But then when Austin heads back, Jake leaves Martha's Vineyard and flies back & makes sure to be seen at LAX so that it is clear & apparent that he is back home. In California, which is his real home. When Austin isn't in town.

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prairiegirl said...

lol. Hey, if Jake is in Martha's Vineyard, I hope he took the ferry to east coast land and then took a short flight to NC so he could plump up Austin's................pillow so it would be ready when Austin returns to NC tonight. Wouldn't that be nice. Some weeknight nookie action later last week, Austin gets some surfin' board action and then comes back to Wilmy and more hubby time. Because hubby is on the east coast to be near his man.

It's a win-win situation, I think, whichever place Jake is at. Now if both men are right now on the east coast, maybe Poppy Gyllenhaal or Bumpa & Nana Nichols are watching the Tiny Texan Tots back in L.A.

I can be happy with whichever area Jake is at. He's either been within reach or is still within reach of his SO.

Unless someone wants to try and put up a fake FB or Twitter of Jake being in Instanbul. Or Cleveland OH. Or Baldwin Kansas.

That's it. I bet Jake's in Baldwin Kansas.

Methodical Muser said...

LOL, PG. Absolutely dead on regarding the great continental divide between our men. Let me give it a try by offering a far less entertaining oveview, but I think my analysis will complement your take nicely:

It truly boggles the mind how some posters would rather continue to ship Jake as either a complete recluse, dysfunctional boyfriend, or one of the biggest sluts in Hollywood, than as one half of a committed same sex couple--a regular guy who is happy and domesticated, albeit in the closet. Sad, really. Not surprisingly, these same people would rather bow at the altar of an isolated Twitter or Facebook “sighting” than the overwhelming evidence that has been gathered for years. But, then again there are none so blind as those who will not (refuse to) see.

And, about those MV sightings, (Translation: Can't have Jake and Austin in the same state...EVER...), the predictability is tiresome. Remember, September 3rd when we were unequivocally told that Jake and McBongo were jogging in Martha’s Vineyard, during a hurricane warning, with shops boarded up in preparation for the worse?

TheSixxAddict: My friend is in Marthas Vineyard & just ran into Matthew McCoughnahay and Jake Gillenthal (sp?) as they were jogging on the beach! Lucky! about 1 hour ago via Echofon

Well let’s do a little chronology, just for fun and see how credible that sighting looks now:

1) August 14th 2010 – McBongo adopts a new pet kitty (Mick) for his son, Levi, in Malibu.
2) August 17th 2010 – Camila Alves and children visit McBongo on the Los Angeles set of The Lincoln, where’s it mentioned that McConaughey had suffered a rib injury. (Don’t know about the rest of you, but I always fly across country when I’m in a happy family mode, just killing time chillin' in the "Bu", so I can transport myself into a State of Emergency location to go jogging with Jake Gyllenhaal. Particularly, when I just banged up my ribs. Yep, that's really living large!)

Massive Storm Coming

3) August 28th 2010- McBongo photographed in Malibu
4) September 3 2010 – McBongo and son, Levi, videotaped in Malibu and broadcast on TMZ

Wait a minute. I know now why McBongo needed to fly off to the east coast on the spur of the moment. He wanted a change of scenery. That average 68 degree weather, warm sandy beach paradise, surrounded by his children, was just effing annoying. Yep, flying 3,000 miles on a plane with a rib injury, into a hurricane watch, to jog with Jakey G. just seemed far more attractive. Of course, even though I would love to accept that fantastical version of events, there’s one huge problem with that romantic scenario: Matt was in Malibu on Friday, September 3, not Martha’s Vineyard.

Jersey Tom said...

Tweet Tweet!!!!!

lol said...

We have Austin in L.A. this weekend and all of a sudden, we have people bustin-at-the-seams eager to proclaim Jakey in Martha's Vineyard Day.

No need to stretch the truth PG. One poster mentioned Jake/MV/Facebook. You've now mentioned it 6 times. Chillax sweety

Me said...

From FB:

Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal at a coffee shop decked out in full sexy bike attire and adorning a big beard! Best way to start the morning ever!

ted said...

Dear Ted:
A question about journalistic integrity in the world of Blind Vice gossip. I'm sure you get all sorts of info from all sorts of sources on what our favorite Blind Vicers are up to, but how do you manage to distinguish between a source that is actually in the know and sources that are just making stuff up? If you posted a Vice only to find out later that the source that gave you the info was bogus would you retract it or just leave it as is given that, other than yourself, no one else really knows the true identify of the Vicers?
—E Murrow

Dear Source Code:
Verify, verify, then double verify. The E! legal team isn't around just to be intimidating, they, ya know, do stuff, too. So, do I! It's a tough job researching all this debauchery.

Bitch Back

destiny said...

Lol PG, you just brightened my dreary Monday. Tweet tweet indeed Tom.


And great detective work on Mcbongo M and M. Never boght that one.

Also funny how people rush here with the MV sightings, but leave out things like the LAX sighting. But nooooo, you don't have an agenda.

Special K said...

Some more thumbnails of Austin at the Surfrider event.

Startraksphoto

prairiegirl said...

Thanks, Ted. Kind of just reiterating what some of us here have figured.

Boy, these people sleep in. It's 8:29 and I'm one of 2 out of 6 people who are showered & dressed. I just can't believe this.

At almost 11:30 last night, I check my phone to see if it's recharged and I see that I had a message & a missed call. It was my little niece in her Minnie Mouse voice telling us that once again, she's selling things to raise money for their school. You know ,the usual wrapping paper, cookie dough, etc etc. And could we call her back or tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. Well, it was way too late to call and my sister also had a message from her. Bless her little heart, she's reading off everything she's selling.

So I set my phone alarm for 5:50 in the morning and our sister-in-law answers. She tells us that since she's a teacher, she has a way around the deadline and we can call this evening.

LOLLL. Typical of the kids to wait til the night before their order is due to turn in to round up orders from the fam, isn't it?

Well, that'll be another 30 or so bucks I'll spend on wrapping paper, bows and beefsticks that I'll never eat. LOL. Terrible for the schools to have these little kids selling this stuff.

prairiegirl said...

That was a great lineout of timed events, M&M. Very well done.

Man, Special, those pictures you linked from Startraksphoto are incredible. I'm speechless, actually.

Thanks to a generous person on OTH who linked a video from YouTube of the event and while you do have to sit through obssessive, endless time devoted to Mr. Flea, there is enough Austin vid to make it worth it.

Austin looks like such a natural out there. You can see him running into the water with his board to catch up to everyone else and he just throws his board in there and jumps in. Then they have him surfing on a wave coming into towards shore. Awesome!!

I liked his blue board, too. He looked like he was so comfortable in the water; so at ease.

Okay, well, TTYIALW. (Talk to you in a little while).

Tweet! Tweet! Tweet! I prefer FB! said...

That tweet was on 9/5 not 9/3 "M&M", which was on a Sunday, not a Friday. The storm threat was over by then and I think that it was pretty nice onSunday. Jake had no problem going into the eye of the storm, he was spotted there on MV 9/2 shopping, flew there right after CO. You would think that he would have just went home to L.A. when he heard the news but he didn't. There is a difference between an area getting ready for a storm and and actual storm, it was pretty much a bust.

McBongo has been spotted on Cape cod or Nantucket on Labor day weekend before, so MV isn't a stretch.

I don't know about running with a rib injury, but if it was really bad, he wouldn't be still filming and the injury was reported 2 weeks prior.

The complete tweet, you left out the date and that it was second hand:

thesixxaddict:My friend is in Marthas Vineyard & just ran into Matthew McCoughnahay and Jake Gillenthal (sp?) as they were jogging on the beach! Lucky!
6:24 AM Sep 5th via Echofon

Her friend claimed to have seen them Sunday not Friday, it doesn't take 2 days to get to MV from L.A., the sorm threat was over by Sunday, McBongo could have flew there on Sunday in time for for the Labor day weekend or the tweet could have been a joke but i'm curious to know why you didn't post the complee tweet and what does a on set rib injury have to do with supposedly running over 2 weeks later?

Now maybe there is pics on McBongo somewhere else on 9/5, but that wasn't included in your "timeline"

Special K said...

Here is the video of the event that PG mentioned.

World Famous Mr. Malibu Celebrity Surfing Contest for Malibu Surfrider Foundation

Sylvester said...

Our bird-brained poster can't stay away, he or she has to fly over OMG and crap all over everyone.

Jersey Tom said...

How low can you go. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Special K said...

Tweet Tweet

McBongo and fam were in Malibu on Thursday. He was spotted on Friday in MV? On Thursday they were still calls for a Class 3 Hurricane to be coming up to MA shore and the islands. (Would know, since this all we heard here.)

Friday they was a mandatory shut down of all stores, restaurants and bars on the island by 2pm while waiting for the storm to hit later that evening. The ferries shut down by 6pm Friday night. The storm did not start until late Friday night and through early Sat. morning.

So what is it McBongo came in that time before the storm hit while they were still calling for a Cat. 3 hurricane? (Risky move to fly all the way across country and not sure what you're going to find.) And he made it in before they shut down everything on the island?

Or is it that he waited to till he woke up Sat. and decide let's go and fly across the country on Sat. and the first thing he wanted to do on Sunday was to run with Jake? And the only way we know if from a friend who tweeted a friend who butcher his name so badly that it is suspicious how anyone could have "found" the tweet and posted so quickly that day?

One more thing - while beautiful after the storm, it was only a balmy 58 degrees that morning they were supposed to be seen running, so if there was any talk running shirtless for Matthew, it is another point in questioning the validity.

prairiegirl said...

Thanks, Special. I must get over to YouTube and save that thing to my favorites.

This OutSpotlight is both very sad and yet does have a realistic and happier conclusion in progress. The story of him and Fernando during the tsunami is tragic and heartbreaking. But he's living on and that is the way it should be. So I'm glad he's doing okay.

actually said...

From OMG

island life said...
Twitter from yesterday had him back on MV.
September 4, 2010 7:00 PM

I think m&m is right. I rememeber the whole discusssion and even though this Echofan thing was reposted on OMG 9-5, people were talking about this sighting of Jake on Friday on several sites. And, I'm a runner so I can tell you if I have a rib injury, I'm not running and certainly don't find getting on a plane very comfortable either. I've only been reading along for maybe 2 months, but it's pretty clear what's going on here. Plus Mcconnagwho (sp?). When did he start hanging out with Jake again?The manipulation of where Jake is at any given time is completely based on where Austin is. Don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure that out.

prairiegirl said...

Who in their right mind would have flown to the east coast while Earl was in that area?

That's just mind blowing.

Thanks, Special. You and M&M have presented arguments that offer absolutely no sane counter argument.

And Actually, you make a simple logical physical argument. Any kind of rib injury is enough to knock an NFL player out of a game, let alone a runner where the impact from every step on the pavement/ground is going to hurt and your rate of breathing is going to increase so that as well is going to hurt more so than usual. Yeah, that's worth that kind of pain to get your run in.

Special K said...

Hi actually, thanks for reading and for posting.

prairiegirl said...

Welcome, Actually!! Very cool to have a new lurker. I hope you feel like dropping in again.

We're watching this movie with Gerard Butler and Jennifer Anniston right now because the movie has to go back before we leave. I didn't think it was going to be that good at first but it is getting better.

Two of the girls are going out on the jet ski/wave runners at noon. Yesterday, it was the Skedways (sp?) You know, those two wheeled things that you stand on, like Pogo sticks/stilts on wheels? They looked kind of cool but it cost $20 for 20 minutes although I think they got alot more time than that.

Branson is really cool. They have tons of dinner theatres, lots of antigue shops, tons of eating places and it's like a mini Vegas. Especially at night when it's all lit up like Clark Griswold's house at Christmas. And you're right near Table Rock Lake so you can get away from all of that to the peace & serenity of the lake. We went on a pontoon boat ride last night to watch the sun set and it was gorgeous. Hardly anyone was out on the lake and it was so peaceful. I just love the lakes.

prairiegirl said...

antigue - antique. **sigh**

Anyway, if anyone is looking for a cool place to vacay, Branson is fun. But don't go in the summer!!!! It's waaaay too crowded and it's better now that school is back in session and come during the week because people will still come on the weekends to their timeshares.

I think this would be a great place to retire. LD's mama said that they don't get big snows like back home; they rarely get snow and maybe some ice.

It's just so relaxing here.

Jake is still on MV! said...

He was not spotted on MV on Friday SK it was on a Sunday, 9/5.
McBong is rich he can fly via private jet anytime.
And what the hell would Jake be in on MV during the eye of the storm? H eheard the warnings but he chose to fly there on 9/4, maybe he thought that it wasn't a big deal,like McBongo.
Oh please stop "actually". The alleged rib injury was reported on set on 8/17, if true I doubt that it was bad , the MV sigting was over 2 weeks later. McBongo is in good shape, I doebt that it bothered him.

I laso dout that you are a runner, or a walker for that matter.

It was nice and sunny on 9/5 and 9/6 on MV, LOL!!

the real m said...

Oh, man.I am running late and don't have time to watch that video until tonight. Can't wait to see him in action.

You can tell how close to the truth OMG is re made up sightings of Jake by how desperate the troll is to prove otherwise.

Jake is still on MV! said...

The rib injury on 8/17:

http://www.accidentalsexiness.com/2010/08/17/matthew-mcconaughey-is-nursing-a-rib-injury/

Despite needing help getting out of the golf cart he seems fine, otherwise he wouldn't have continued to film with insurance and all.

I'm sure ie was more than fine on SUNDAY, 9/5.

He's healthy and would heal pretty qicckly.

the real m said...

Holy crap. I did have time to check out those new shots of Austin. Sexy beyond words.

destiny said...

You've sure rattled them this morning Special and M and M. Keep up the good work.

lol said...

get over yourself destiny - OMG has turned into loonville

Stubborn TB said...

get over yourself destiny - OMG has turned into loonville

Uh huh, that's it.
Is that the reason you're getting so worked up again, not able to respond to this without mixing up letters in at least 2 words per sentence?

at least be consistent in your skepticism said...

Any kind of sighting that doesn't include pics need to be taken with a grain of salt, unless you get multiple ones around the same time, and even that isn't a sure thing. So there's no real way of knowing where anyone is right now or last week. However, I remember that a few OMGers had a group orgasm over the phony "sighting" of Austin with Jake at the PoP premiere in L.A., even though that "sighting" included Alfred Molina who definitely wasn't in L.A. at the time. Some of you were all over that like flies on sh*t and wouldn't admit you were wrong even when you knew that the sighting was suspect. Funny how when you want to believe something all your skepticism flies out the window. I'll give credit to destiny, though, for being consistent. She didn't fall for that one.

Jake is still on MV! said...
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Somebody said...

It is quite funny to see the OMG-people and the JiS-trolls fight about Jakes whereabouts. To all you guys : Get a life !!!!

Pot and kettle said...

To all you guys : Get a life !!!!

LOL - I guess you need to include yourself in that advice since you're obviously reading along and posting!

lol said...

The haus hags on this blog are selective about everything - sightings of Jake on MV. Of course they can't be true!

Also couch frumps are selective when it comes to criticizing posters' spelling and grammar. Stubble TB is the first to dish it out, but ignores mommy SK's daily errors! Hypocrites!!

prairiegirl said...

Special, I ask that Jack's comment at 12:28 be drop-kicked.

You know what, Jack? I've been ignoring you up to this point since yesterday, but that kind of namecalling is totally unwanted here. You can do it elsewhere where it's tolerated and allowed to stay up, but in this sandbox, it's a different story.

destiny said...

The LOL poster is sure stirred up, guess he or she is not happy about Austin talking about Born to Run, and getting nervous about Jake's whereabouts.

Unlike you LOL, I don't pick and chose what to believe just to suit my viewpoint. I take all sightings without pictures with a grain of salt, especially when we get one that is not backed up by any other sightings.

FB is no different than Twitter or any other source. Some people are honest, some people make up things to impress their friends and get attention, and I am sure some make an honest mistake. IF you think Jake is in your area, and you see someone with the kinds of looks Jake has, you might think you've seen him.

Guys who have Jake's looks and beard are a dime a dozen on the east coast. You can't walk through the Village, Soho, etc. without seeing men who at a distant glance could be Jake.

It's his home away from slimey HW! said...

There have been several Jake sighings of Jake on MV since last week.

A beard is a beard said...

Guys who have Jake's looks and beard are a dime a dozen on the east coast. You can't walk through the Village, Soho, etc. without seeing men who at a distant glance could be Jake.

This is true. I wonder, though, what the reaction would be around here if someone either tweeted or had an FB sighting of Jake with Austin - say running on the beach :)

Special K said...

It has really has pissed people off that Austin did not go Toronto or immediately fly back to NC. I mean if he was at the airport already or his way why not just rebook and fly back, you're already packed.

Something made him stay in LA longer and it wasn't a flight schedule mix up.

And that is real reason you are seeing this outburst this morning.

Notice how Jake is now seen on MV during this past week, after it could be concluded that Austin probably got to CA earlier than Friday. Those mentions and Austin 3-4 day growth on his face make an even more of a valid point that he was not filming and headed West midweek. I mean why stay in NC if you're not working? (Remember Sophia was tres busy this week, she was directoring, she had no time "to play faux abode")

Oh my what would happen if Austin was in CA for 5 consecutive days? Why would he want to leave his "gf" that long? And why wouldn't he then rush back to NC as soon as possible if he couldn't make Toronto?

It is so obvious that every single time that Austin is not working or if there is a mere suggestion that he has more than two consecutive days anywhere but work that Jake is placed somewhere not just far enough away from him but basically on the opposite side of the country.

And here's something to think about why are these tweets and mentions made with such slaughtered spellings of Jake's name? They're not even close.

Could it be that they want it to look like he's there for those who are really looking for him on those days both have downtime? While at the same time make not it easy for the general public to stumble upon looking under gyllenhaal or gyllenhall?

Well, I guess, it does save a lot of time in clean up and back stories.

Sylvester said...

You forgot something Tweety, the Jake and Tobey McGuire sighting in LA on Sept. 7. So, Matt M. flew into MV during a storm watch, jogged with Jake on Sept. 5, and then Jake flew out what, Sept. 6 or maybe the 7th and got in just in time for dinner with Tobey, and then he flew back on Sept. 8?

Sylvester said...

^Because we know all Jake sightings(or at least the ones without Austin) are true.

true and false said...

Because we know all Jake sightings(or at least the ones without Austin) are true.

I'm sure there are lots of false sightings of all celebs - like the sighting of Austin at the PoP premiere in L.A., for instance.

MV is so much better than HW said...

Inthink you are the one that is pissed off that Austin didn't go to Toronto SK, you couldn't smear and make vile remarks about Sophia not being there. Something about directing? I think you made some nazi reference , you are one sick puppy.

Who said that the Jake and Tobey twet was true? I took that as a joke myself, I thought the posters here hated and didn't believe tweets.

If you don't believe the Matt and Jake tweet, then you have to not believe the Jake and Tobey tweets either.

don't know about Labor day weekend but he definately is there now.

actually said...

I'm sure there are lots of false sightings of all celebs - like the sighting of Austin at the PoP premiere in L.A., for instance.

I'm usually online well after the discussions have ended, but thnaks for the welcome. Sick in bed today.

Anyway, we don't know whether that one was false, either. Ted mentioned that Busy was there. The only one that didn't fit in the list of people mentioned was Al Molina. It's possible Molina was there however and just wasn't on the red carpet because of his play commitment. It's interesting that he had the day off so he could have flown to LA to support his colleagues because there was no show that day. This possibility makes a whole lot more sense that McBongo (lol) flying across the U.S. for no apparent other reason than to jog oceanside. I could be wrong but doesn't Malibu have a beach any longer? Oh, that's right, Austin proved they did just this weekend. That one was close.

Stubborn TB said...

A nazi reference? What the fuck? You need to stop acting like you know any language other than English, cause you're just embarassing yourself time and time again.

And actually, as you probably know damn well Jack, Sylvester was pointing out that if you believe every sighting of Jake without Austin - no matter how implausible (see M&Ms post) - then you need to believe the Jake & Tobey sighting too.

But that puts you into a peculiar situation, doesn't it? Although, I forgot, obviously the sighting with Tobey must be "a joke" cause, uhmm... you decided that?

And remind me again, who was it who was arguing for the MV labour day weekend tweets being true 2 weeks ago? Ja something, wasn't it...?

wiki said...

"Though most common in men, misogyny also exists in and is practiced by women against other women or even themselves. Misogyny functions as an ideology or belief system that has accompanied patriarchal, or male-dominated, societies for thousands of years and continues to place women in subordinate positions with limited access to power and decision making. [...] Aristotle contended that women exist as natural deformities or imperfect males [...] Ever since, women in Western cultures have internalised their role as societal scapegoats, influenced in the twenty-first century by multimedia objectification of women with its culturally sanctioned self-loathing and fixations on plastic surgery, anorexia and bulimia."[2]

Special K said...

Herr Direktor has been used in movies references many times.

Guess you ignored get the second part of that sentence where I referred to "his husband" in German.

And I never said Sophia was going to Toronto, Austin never said Sophia was going to Toronto, Sophia never said she was going to Toronto. Why would I be upset if he didn't go because of that. It would be more about he missing out on joining his fellow castmates on something he was proud of doing.

And how would you know Jack that Jake's there? Decided to go to MV off season and beat the crowds? Not much to do when everyone leaves. Just some lovely small New England towns on a island. And its a bit too chilly to be laying out at the beach, with the high of 65F.

how are those FB sightings going SK, SB, M&M, PG?? said...

Why the fuck did you have to use the German reference,is Sophia German? Why not just say Ms, Director ? You are not only dense but insensitive and a hypocrite among other things. And the German reference to husband is nothing but a silly slash fantasy, and you should know better, you are over 40.

No it was just another one of your sick slams at yet another woman that is young, pretty, smart, rich and has the nerve to actually do something like direct an episode.

You have obvious issues with other women that are beyond disturbing.

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Special K said...
Was thinking about it, Austin had to left NC no later than today to get ready for his weekend. (Think about how many flights in how few days)

And wouldn't he like a day to catch a few waves before Sat's event? Despite Earl, don't think he caught anything as big as the waves he wants to catch on Sat.

After his hump day tweet yesterday, it makes you wonder if he was on his way home or was already there.

And who might have reminded him of that?
Herr Direktor(of the week)? Nein.
Sien Ehemann? ; )

September 9, 2010 11:08 PM

trying too hard said...

Anyway, we don't know whether that one was false, either. Ted mentioned that Busy was there. The only one that didn't fit in the list of people mentioned was Al Molina. It's possible Molina was there however and just wasn't on the red carpet because of his play commitment. It's interesting that he had the day off so he could have flown to LA to support his colleagues because there was no show that day. This possibility makes a whole lot more sense that McBongo (lol) flying across the U.S. for no apparent other reason than to jog oceanside. I could be wrong but doesn't Malibu have a beach any longer? Oh, that's right, Austin proved they did just this weekend. That one was close.

I actually don't believe the McConaughey sighting. But you've kind of proven my point. Look how hard you're trying to prove that the Austin sighting was "real" when it's no more credible than the "McBongo" sighting. What the heck does Busy have to do with anything? It makes no sense that Molina would fly out to L.A. for the premiere for one night and then skip the red carpet (there was no mention of him being there either). Not on the red carpet because of his "play commitment." That doesn't even make sense. You guys would have a lot more credibility if you were more consistent and not so obvious in twisting things to suit what you want to believe.

teutonic tidings said...

No it was just another one of your sick slams at yet another woman that is young, pretty, smart, rich and has the nerve to actually do something like direct an episode.

Really? Since you seem to know her so well, could I have an autograh please? What a dummkopf. No dictionary needed for that one.

Special K said...

As I said it before Jack and you chose to ignore it. The Herr Direktor has been used in many movies and movie references.

Jack obviously you are really having a bad day. Missed the boat again. And not just the one to The Vineyard.

TWO CENTS said...

I think its far more credible for Al to hop on a plane to support his fellow actors than McBongo goint to MV in horrific storm to jog.

PLEASE LEARN TO READ said...

I think its far more credible for Al to hop on a plane to support his fellow actors than McBongo goint to MV in horrific storm to jog.

I said I didn't believe the McConaughey sighting. Some of you guys have such selective sight it's amazing. I guess if you combine that with one-track minds it gives you the ability to see what you want.

TWO CENTS said...

It makes no sense that Molina would fly out to L.A. for the premiere for one night and then skip the red carpet (there was no mention of him being there either). Not on the red carpet because of his "play commitment." That doesn't even make sense.

Yes, but you did suggest that the Molina sighting was implausible. That you didn't believe it. So sorry, you can't have it both ways.

These one-track minds seem to be doing just fine around here, or else you wouldn't be hanging around and caring on so much. Talk about selective.