Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Brews and Ball

What happens on a hot summer night?

Softball and beers








No crowding the plate



Photos: Source

43 comments:

Jersey Tom said...

I think Jake was A list after The Big One (Brokeback). Everyone loved him and he was glowing with pride and happiness. He gave that away and has never regained the A list status. He looks like a very miserable man.

Jersey Tom said...

Might be harsh to say but I have always felt that Jakes mom has been in the drivers seat when it comes to his life and career. It has cost him that he never cut the cord.

prairiegirl said...

Jake visibly changed from around the closing ceremonies of Berlinale and then you had that bizarre incident at the hair salon. And ever since that time, it has been deeper and deeper into the closet.

I don't agree with Kismet in that it's not that simple for him to just come out any time he wants to now. Jake is part of a package deal. If he comes out, Austin has to come out too. I believe there is a family involved as well. It's not just Jake. Austin could very well be the big hold up.

Jake obviously does not want to beard. That has been evident in the pictures so far. So I have to ask myself why is he doing it then? Or who is he going through this for? It's certainly not for big movie projects. I really am beginning to think it might be because of Austin.



Jersey Tom said...

Jake has probably got pressure from all sides. Mom, Austin and HW but he only has himself to blame. He makes the final choice

Jersey Tom said...

Looks like his choices have made him miserable. He should have listened to Dad.

Jersey Tom said...

Dad may not be Mr. Wonderful but looks like he was the only one who wanted Jake to be Jake.

Special K said...

I don't think is Jake.

1. For the reasons M&M said about the timing. The change to WME and the sighting with Austin twice in two months. He was genuinely happy in Jan and Feb.

2. Source Code was the last movie that had come out in his timeline before this incident the blind mentioned. SC was a solid success for Jake and Love & other Drugs was another positive success at the box office and home DVD sales and with a Golden Globe nom for him.

3. I don't think Jake would do it because of Austin and their children. I think that is what he really has always wanted a family and a family with Austin. While he might be depressed because it seems that he can't come out. (Which we know he can, but that comes taking a huge step out in faith) I don't think he would let Hollywood win the ultimate round - him choosing to end it and denying his children a life with two loving fathers and leaving the love of his life, a lifetime of heartache and loss.

4. I agree with the discussion about the Entertainment Lawyer. He might boost a story but the basic facts are not changed. Actress is not a model. Big diff.

and lastly
5. Most if not all of Hollywood knows that Jake is gay. While there would be talk, I think the years of talking about it would come from the fact that this person was the last person HW thought of a gay or would take their own life.

Whoever it is about, it is heartbreakingly sad. Sad that people feel they have no other options or that they feel that know one knows or sees or hears in their pain or struggle.

Jersey Tom said...

Who the heck else had a huge hit movie and then was not as successful after. Who was bearding with an actress. Not Lautner. My a heart throb but never an A lister. Maybe Pattison. I think it is someone older though and a bit more established to all and not just young folks.

Kismet said...

Special I agree it is heartbreakingly sad.

Tom and all, while Jake isn't getting every script for a promising 30-something male lead sent his way (at least I don't think he is) he is still Alist, especially according to how Enty ranks actors, singers and celebrities (and this is Enty's blind). Kim Kardashian is Alist according to Enty. He ranks you in your genre, so KimK is an Alist reality star. Jake has been nominated for an oscar and golden globes, and still opens his own movies. They may have modest budgets and be indie movies, but he is totally Alist in the indie genre. Also, Enty has A+ (think Bradley Cooper) and A++ (think George Clooney) in his rankings as well.

destiny said...

Very sad blind item, whoever it is.

I agree with Tom about Jake not being A list since BBM and a brief period thereafter.

The facts don't seem to fit him, but you never know. Sadly having kids has never stopped anyone from committing suicide.

I don't know why everyone is blaming Austin for Jake staying in the closet, or especially the bearding. The only reason for Jake to beard is because he thinks it will get him work and/or attention. If you stopped and asked the average person on the street they'll know who Jake is, but they would be clueless about Austin.

Second, if Jake really wanted to come out, then he has an option--do it without Austin, even if it leads to a breakup. Tension between couples over this issue has lead to many a breakup. If a couple disagrees on something that big in their lives, then I think the odds of them lasting the long-haul are not very good.

destiny said...

On a much brighter note, the pictures of NPH with his family at the Smurfs 2 premiere are adorable. His kids are so cute, and they're having so much fun.

NPH and family

tabloids said...

Inside Jake Gyllenhaal and Girlfriend Alyssa Miller's Romantic Martha's Vineyard Getaway
Wednesday July 31, 2013 12:44 PM EDT

It’s only been two months, but Jake Gyllenhall and Sports Illustrated model Alyssa Miller are proving their new romance is more than a summer fling!

Not shy in hiding their feelings, an eyewitness details the couple’s latest romp to their favorite summer retreat — Martha’s Vineyard.

Arriving on July 25 at New York’s JFK Airport for a long weekend, the source tells Life & Style the Jake and his new girlfriend “were very affectionate toward one another and were laughing and smiling a lot. They held hands on the flight and even kissed a few times while up in the sky.”

And their canoodling didn’t stop in the air! “They were hugging each other for a long time while they waited for their luggage in the Martha's Vineyard airport,” the eyewitness dishes.

A frequent summer getaway for the duo, a friend of the couple tells Life & Style, “Jake and Alyssa have been going on weekend getaways to Martha's Vineyard,” adding, “They seem so happy and in love.”

It’s no surprise the 32-year-old actor has introduced Alyssa, 24, to Martha’s Vineyard. Jake's family has a house on the island, and growing up he spent many summer vacations there working as a lifeguard.

For more, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.

Life & Style

SuckAPuck said...

18 months ago Jake kept being snapped entering and leaving a Doctor's Office (head over to IHJ - December 2011 - January 2012)

This is when his face started changing, too.

Let's not be in denial, Jake is not the big star he used to be. Do not get too hung up on whether he is A List or Z List -that is irrelevant, the point of the BI is that his status has changed. He also called his beard an actress because SI model would have been way too obvious. Alyssa is clearly over the moon instagraming for Jake. Meanwhile, Jake does not even bother pretending anymore and looks miserable in all his pictures with her.

Finally, when Adam Levine said that Jake was not gay, he was obviously protecting a friend who is clearly affectd by the rumors. Why would he say that in an interview otherwise? Obviously Jake has expressed his concern to his loved ones, and they are trying to protect him.

SuckAPuck said...

18 months ago Jake kept being snapped entering and leaving a Doctor's Office (head over to IHJ - December 2011 - January 2012)

This is when his face started changing, too.

Let's not be in denial, Jake is not the big star he used to be. Do not get too hung up on whether he is A List or Z List -that is irrelevant, the point of the BI is that his status has changed. He also called his beard an actress because SI model would have been way too obvious. Alyssa is clearly over the moon instagraming for Jake. Meanwhile, Jake does not even bother pretending anymore and looks miserable in all his pictures with her.

Finally, when Adam Levine said that Jake was not gay, he was obviously protecting a friend who is clearly affectd by the rumors. Why would he say that in an interview otherwise? Obviously Jake has expressed his concern to his loved ones, and they are trying to protect him.

My Opinion said...

I don't think the blind Item is Jake. I do consider him an indie A lister also.

Kismet said...

Life & Style. Third in line of the big three.

I guess People and US Weekly are not going to waste print inches on this romance unless there is some really good exclusive info, or if Jake decides to amp it up for the cameras. Alyssa is just not a draw (don't mean that as a mean diss to her, she just isn't). Jake can't carry this with his fame alone. He's not Clooney.

In any case, the narrative in every planted story has been laced with the same message: this one is serious. She is "the one." Not a summer fling. In love.

Very different language than we've seen with Jake in the past, and obviously deliberate.

But why?

Special K said...

The Life & Style article. Well L&S didn't get the memo or have a fact checker in the building, because Jake's family no longer owns a place on the Vineyard. Mom got it in the divorce and she sold it a year later. Check the properties records filed for county.

And how many weekends have they supposedly been going there? Well that doesn't work out with all the timeline of 1) when they supposedly started dating 2)When she moved out of her boyfriends apartment and 3) all of those weekend tweets this summer about Jake in the city.

Methodical Muser said...

By its nature, A-List refers to mainstream major money makers:

A-list is a term that alludes to major movie stars, or the most bankable in the Hollywood film industry.

The A-list is part of a larger guide called The Hot List that has become an industry-standard guide in Hollywood.


Forbes most bankable film stars - 2012

1. Natalie Portman
2. Kristen Stewart
3. Shia LaBeouf
4. Robert Pattinson
5. Daniel Radcliffe
6. Taylor Lautner
7. Bradley Cooper
8. Dwayne Johnson
9. Amy Adams
10. Kevin James


Forbes most bankable film stars - 2011

1. Kristen Stewart
2. Anne Hathaway
3. Robert Pattinson
4. Daniel Radcliffe
5. Shia LaBeouf
6. Robert Downey Jr.
7. Matt Damon
8. Cate Blanchett
9. Meryl Streep
10. Johnny Depp

Forbes Most bankable film stars - 2010

1. Shia LaBeouf
2. Anne Hathaway
3. Daniel Radcliffe
4. Robert Downey, Jr.
5. Cate Blanchett
6. Jennifer Aniston
7. Meryl Streep
8. Johnny Depp
9. Nicholas Cage
10. Sarah Jessica Parker

Methodical Muser said...

Here's the extended list for 2009:

Will Smith
Johnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprio
Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt
Tom Hanks
George Clooney
Denzel Washington
Matt Damon
Jack Nicholson
Julia Roberts
Adam Sandler
Tom Cruise
Russell Crowe
Will Ferrell
Meryl Streep
Robert De Niro
Ben Stiller
Jim Carrey
Clint Eastwood
Robert Downey
Nicole Kidman
Bruce Willis
Nicolas Cage
Al Pacino
Harrison Ford
Keanu Reeves
Mel Gibson
Christian Bale
Tobey Maguire
John Travolta
Vince Vaughn
Shia LaBeouf
Reese Witherspoon
Jackie Chan
Steve Carell
Daniel Day-Lewis
Charlize Theron

looking at the list said...

It could be Shia.

Methodical Muser said...

Jake Gyllenhaal (2007-present)

Jake’s problem is that he has more tabloid value than studio value

Ranking: #89 The Wanderer
The sensitive hunk experiments in a number of genres, with modest success.

There was a time, a decade ago, when Hollywood hoped Jake Gyllenhaal was the next great leading man. His family had industry pedigree (his parents are director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, his sister actress Maggie Gyllenhaal), and he’d given sensitive portrayals in October Sky, the cult hit Donnie Darko, and The Good Girl opposite Jennifer Aniston. He upgraded to blockbuster potential by appearing with Dennis Quaid in the sci-fi megahit The Day After Tomorrow, Gyllenhaal’s highest-grossing film to date, and then followed that up with the 2005 prestige pics Proof, Jarhead, and Brokeback Mountain, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.

The studios have subsequently tried him in thrillers (2007’s Zodiac), dramas (2007’s Rendition), dramedies (2010’s Love and Other Drugs), and action movies (2011’s Source Code), but he’s never quite delivered on all his movie-star promise. That was made abundantly clear when Disney’s big-budget 2010 tentpole Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time became a big-time disappointment, though Gyllenhaal isn’t fully to blame for all that CGI nonsense. The paparazzi, for their part, still snap when the 31-year-old dates stars like Taylor Swift, and Gyllenhaal’s not giving up: This year he’ll star in the cops-versus-cartel thriller End of Watch and is filming An Enemy with Inglourious Basterds’ Melanie Laurent.
Photo: Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images

Domestic Box Office $32,800,000
Overseas Box Office $61,100,000
Studio Value (1-10) 3
Likeability 62%
Oscars 1 nom
Critics' Score (scale 1-100) 56.5
Magazine Covers 7

Tabloid Value (scale 1-10) 7

Domestic Box Office, Overseas Box Office, and Critics' Score are weighted medians. All data except Oscars taken from 2007-present.

Special K said...

Shia's name jumped out of the list to me too. Despite his success with the transformers his more dramatic roles have not done as well at the box office. He's been in the business since he was a kid working for Disney.

It is just such a sad sad thing whomever it is.

Methodical Muser said...

I agree, "looking at the list" that after reviewing the rankings over the years, I think the CDCN blind could be about Shia Labeouf too! After all, he did fake date Carey Mulligan, and he does have a new beard named, Mia Goth who he looks as miserable with as Jake does with his own beard.

the real m said...

Not sure who this was about. I don't think Jake is A list. Maybe B++, but not A. But the whole thing is horribly sad.

destiny said...

Shia is an interesting thought, although I don't think it's something people would be talking about to the degree speculated in the blind item. That sounds more like Jake because of BBM and Heath.

But I hope not.

And whoever it is, I can't believe the people around him don't encourage him to come out for the sake of his mental health.

Jersey Tom said...

What movie was The Big One for Shia?

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Special K said...

Transformers series Tom.

Methodical Muser said...

Transformers was Shia's big hit from 2007. In fact, by October 26, 2007, it made $318,759,914 in the US alone. Subsequently, his film's have all flopped, unless they were part of the Transformers franchise. Like, Oliver Stone's high profile project where Shia was front and center, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

prairiegirl said...

I don't know why everyone is blaming Austin for Jake staying in the closet, or especially the bearding. The only reason for Jake to beard is because he thinks it will get him work and/or attention. If you stopped and asked the average person on the street they'll know who Jake is, but they would be clueless about Austin.

I was the only one who brought up Austin as a possible valid reason for Jake bearding. No one else expressed the same feeling - it was all me. And I brought up some reasons why I thought it could be him and ended it with saying Austin might be the reason (07:06). Just thinking out loud at possibilities. Frankly, we don't know w/o a doubt why Jake is bearding so "seriously" right now and that's because there are other people involved - it's not just Jake who is affected. At least that is my feeling and I am one of the very few here on the blog who does believe Jake and Austin are still very much together.

And I do regret speculating on the possibilities - the topic of possible suicide is a very delicate/sensitive and very personal subject to do a blind on. I should have just expressed how sad the possible situation was and left it at that.

prairiegirl said...

The rags had Jake and Reese shacking up, engaged and Reese planning the wedding several times throughout their little history. This deal with Miller has been shoddy from the get go and this past weekend supposedly of them on the Vineyard was a joke with Miller doing all the legwork (and a lousy job at that).

I don't believe Jake was there at all. I think Jake was in L.A. Why do I think that? Well, there was this dandy little tweet published on Sunday night:



peach kelli pop (@peach_kelli_pop)
7/28/13, 23:32

Oh btw I saw Jake Gyllenhal today



Ohhhhhhh yesssss, there it was. lol. And where is @peach_kelli_pop? Without question, in L.A., possibly the Silverlake region, judging by a previous tweet of hers. And who is @peach_kelli_pop? She's a member of a very active, practicing band.

prairiegirl said...


And here's a real dandy fact about @peach_kelli_pop's twitter account. Guess what happened by Monday night, the 29th? You'll never guess.

All of her tweets were gone except for a vine tweet as of Monday night. That was it - that was all you could see and this was verified by M&M and Special on Monday night. Even though her account reflects that she has 2789 tweets and I saw them myself; by Monday night, they were all gone except for the vine tweet. I'm not sure how you do that either - that I know of, the only way you can hide your tweets is by private-ing your account and her account is not privated.

So close to midnight on Sunday night, she tweets about seeing Jake. By Monday evening, that tweet, along with all her others were gone. Pffft!

Maybe I'm missing something but for me, that's so crazy and suspicious, it's not funny.

Methodical Muser said...

As we know, the cover up is always worse than the crime. The fact that this tweeter inexplicably has somehow hid all her nearly 2800 tweets is telling. Someone contacted her on Monday. The fact that she's in the Silver Lake music industry ensured her cooperation. I'm sure she's used to playing the game and once she realized that Jake wasn't supposed to be in California, she made sure to eliminate all her tweets, to make the removal of the Jake sighting less obvious.

Methodical Muser said...

peach kelli pop @peach_kelli_pop California

211 Following 2,298 Followers 2,789 Tweets

Join Twitter 10/17/10

And, I saw all of Peach Kelli's tweets Sunday night. Including the Jake "Gyllenhal" sighting from the same day.

O_o said...

LOL too funny. Now what about all those tweets of Jake on MV along with a pic or two? Not him?

subway pics said...

new pics:

on the Q train alone looking great: instagram


and on the C train later, with the beard and wearing his reading glasses: facebook

Direct link to the facebook pics with the beard: pic 1, pic 2, pic 3

Kismet said...

Never heard of anyone being able to hide twitter activity and I work in social media, but twitter has an open API so who knows.

This is soooo weird. The only way you can make old tweets disappear is to delete them, but deleting over 2000 tweets? Incredibly time consuming. You have to do it one at a time. And your tweet count changes to reflect the deletions immediately.

WEIRD.

I don't think Jake was on MV either.

sightings with the beard said...

Yesterday:
Joe DiMauro 13 hours ago: So... I met Jake Gyllenhaal yesterday, and after doing research, he was with his current girlfriend swimsuit model Alyssa Miller. I asked for a picture and he turned me down!! NYC.
facebook

Today:
Kerry Michelle Mac ‏@KerryMcEnerney 37m
Did Jake Gyllenhaal touch my shoulder today? Yes. Was I completely unaware as I was too busy looking at his beautiful girlfriend? Also yes.
twitter

Elaine Wellman Hamnett 1 hour ago:...on the subway platform spotted Jake Gyllenhal smooching with a honey and ended up sitting right across from them on the train...
facebook

Kismet said...

His PR instructed him to get out there on some midtown trains and get hand holdy with the beard pretty quick then.

A legit sighting of Jake in LA this weekend from someone trustworthy enough to have a verified account = PR disaster, especially with the planted sightings on MV and the Life & Style piece gone to press.

from the comments on the pic said...

Mariella Reyzis I would've gotten out at his stop and asked for a photo/complimented him lmao nice!

Mara Friedman I got on at the same time as them and his gf looked really sad so gave them space

Ronit N Tinor what stop?

Mara Friedman 81st. I went to Shakespeare in the park ( love labours lost was amazing!!). Thinking maybe he was there too

Liana Rivkin Is she pretty?

Mara Friedman I couldn't really see her face. She's super tall though


facebook

another pic with the beard said...

Elaine Wellman Hamnett
Jake Gyllenhal smooching his honey on the subway platform after the show . — with Janet Virgil.
Like · Share · 3 hours ago via mobile
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direct link: photo

Covering for April at 2:24am said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

BUT YOU GUYS SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK WAS ON TUESDAY. THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN ON TUESDAY. THEY MUST BE GOOD ACTORS BECAUSE THEY REALLY LOOK LIKE THEY COULD BE BOYFRIEND AND GIRLFRIEND.

DO YOU THINK THE REASON FOR ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE NO PICTURES WERE TAKEN AT MV.

AND THIS IS THE SECOND TIME SHE IS LOOKING SAD. WHY?? IF YOU WENT TO A PARK WITH YOUR BF SHOULD YOU NOT LOOK HAPPY?

HI GUYS THIS APRIL AGAIN. I AM WORKING THE NOC SHIFT. BY 6 IN A ROW, AND SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS. MY COMPUTER KEYBOARD WILL NOT LET ME GET OUT OF ALL CAPS. IT IS A CHEAP WORK COMPOUTER KEYBOARD :).

August 1, 2013 at 2:24 AM

covering for April again said...

Anonymous said...

SORRY GUYS. I AM WRONG THEY WERE AT THE PARK ON WENSDAY. AFTER WORKING ALL THESE NIGHTS MY MIND GOES SOME TIMES.
BUT WHY IS THIS THE SECOND TIME SHE IS PICTURED LOOKING SAD. WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER?
DO YOU GUYS REALLY THINK THEY ARE ACTING. I MEAN THEY LOOK CONVINCING. I SAW IN THE FACEBOOK PICTURE WHEN THEY WERE ON THE SUBWAY, JAKE WAS LOOKING AT THE CAMERA.
I REALLY WONDER HOW MUCH LONGER THESE TWO WILL BE TOGETHER. IT SEEMS ONCE WEEK YOU READ AN ARTICLE IN A MAGAZINE ABOUT THESE TWO. AND IT IS HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR ABOUT A MONTH NOW. WHICH MAKES ME THINK THAT THIS ROMANCE IS FAKE.
SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS ON THE COMPUTER, AND IF THERE IS ANY WORDS SPELLED WRONG. I AM ON A COMPUTER THAT SHOULD BE IN THE DUMP. THIS IS APRIL AGAIN. THANK-YOU FOR COVERING FOR ME!!

August 1, 2013 at 3:34 AM