Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Like a sister

Jake stopped by the Today show Tuesday morning to talk with Savannah Guthrie about Constellations and Nightcrawler along with his Golden Globe nomination.

Savannah had gone to see Constellations and was talking about the unconventional love story.

And so was Lainey in her column.

Who wondered if it was real dating or method dating.

Sounds like she got her answer:
Constellations began previews on December 16 and I heard from an acting student, “A”, who went to see the show twice before Christmas. Though they’re still working through some details in the direction and while at times it got kinda messy, I’m told the chemistry between Ruth and Jake is, indeed, special and Ruth’s performance, in particular, is extraordinary.

By the way, at the end of both shows, when the actors come out to applause, Jake apparently had his hand on the back of Ruth’s neck the entire time. 

For what it’s worth though, the acting student was able to meet both later on outside the theatre for photos and advice. Here’s how she describes the vibe between them:
“On stage, definite love. Off stage? They definitely throw off a sibling vibe.”
 Who da' thunk? ; )

Monday, December 29, 2014

Lost in Twit-lation

People tweeted out a picture of Jake with this tweet:

 People magazine (@peoplemag)
12/29/14, 05:30

Hello Jake Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal's facial hair http://peoplem.ag/r6mCg5q

Then mysteriously the caption was this when you went to the People site:


Away from the Broadway stage, Jake Gyllenhaal keeps close to Constellations costar Ruth Wilson on a Saturday walk through N.Y.C.

So did the tweeter from People get a whisker too close to the truth in it's awkwardness?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Out Spotlight

Today's Out Spotlight was a drag performer, singer and activist. He was the first openly gay man in the world to run for public office.  Today's Out Spotlight is José Sarria.

José Sarria, who was of Latin-American descent, was born in San Francisco December 12, 1923. He was raised by his mother and grandmother, who allowed him to dress in women’s clothes.

During World War II, Sarria enlisted in the army. His fellow soldiers discriminated against him because he was gay. Sarria became friends with some by giving them tours of San Francisco.

Sarria began performing at “The Black Cat,” a San Francisco gay club. His shows, which included warning guests of police extortion and raids on gay bars, were a hit. Although the messages were often serious, Sarria presented them humorously and with a gay twist. He became famous for his closing song, “God Save Us Nelly Queens.”

In 1961, Sarria became the first openly gay candidate for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He lost, but received 5,600 votes, demonstrating that a gay voting bloc could wield political power. The possibility of empowerment laid the groundwork for the election of Harvey Milk.

In the 1960s, San Francisco gay bars were being shut down. The Tavern Guild of San Francisco organized a drag ball to protest. Sarria was crowned Queen of the Ball.

Sarria cofounded the Imperial Court System, an international organization that raises money for people living with HIV/AIDS and other causes. In 2006, a street in San Francisco was named in his honor.  Sarria passed away August 19, 2013.

 “Why be ashamed of who you are?"

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Star signings

Jake's name in lights isn't the only thing that can be seen outside the Manhattan Theater Club.

Jake is making the rounds after each show, stepping out the stage door and meeting fans and signing autographs.

Backpack optional. ; )

Friday, December 26, 2014

No grenades

Horseshoes are big in Texas,  and apparently on Austin's upper lip.  A recent twitter pic of Austin has him sporting a new 'stache. 

Not long enough for a Fu Manchu it looks more like it could be the beginning of a  horseshoe, a pornstar gone a little to far.

 "Almost only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades," does that apply to moustaches too?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and....

What's Christmas without a sweater.

Santa's and Bears.

Jake, are you saying you're a cuddly bear?

Happy Holidays! 
and a 
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Paired up

Prezzies Three:

What's better than a gift that is shared.

So here's some that a better together than for those apart.

Some chickadees 

to go with the golden  Mr. (wild) turkeys  around the table.

Who doesn't love pancakes?   Austin can have a taste or turkey (bourbon) while Jake gets more syrup for all pancakes he loves.  Bring on the carbs!

 Some Grade A Vermont maple will be good for the rest of the crew around the table. 

And with some fun there is always games.

And for Jake to sneak in some healthy exercise with anyone catching on.  There's the yoga spinner. (bring your own mat)

But who doesn't love an old fashion playground ball to have fun with, and make a statement too.  (Little steps?)

Of course left on their own the pair might find themselves in an intense game of backgammon. 
 Where these might come in handy.
 They're sustainable - you know since you go so green

Bling it Big Guy

Prezzies Part Deux

It could be all about the bass, when you talk about Austin but for Christmas Jake get the boy the bling (and accessories he loves)

For the peanut trapped in the shell.   How about a nut case?

Or a little Hot Chocolate?

And while cooling down with a beer,  how about beer mustache markers to keep who's is whose.  (We know Austin is going for the pink  to match that Derby hat)

Speaking of drinking - Austin can learn to make his own

and drink his socks off.

Including some sassy chevrons

And a pair of killer whales that will have Oceana buzzing

You can't forget Austin is a water baby through and through so it's

Sounds like a matra he could get behind.  Or is that more you style G-man

For the director a few new tools

The Olloclip with 4 lenses for his Iphone

And the Smartphone Projector to screen his shorts to his friends

About that bling - Jake you could go for a watch again - it's always welcome

Or perhaps this Mansai tribal bracelet
 But this could really be it - It's a big ass ring (the kind that Austin loves!) and it alerts you of emails, tweets, texts.

 Big, Flashy, Superhero like,  better than just some Marvel pretend thing.

And if he wants to get a little more than just one blue nail to bling out - go for the whole elf.    Elf Nails Polish

Just one more thing, we know you've always wanted to make his dreams come true just like he made yours.  So here is the pop-up play ice cream truck where he can play with his own Twist.

Bzzzzy for Christmas

Don't think OMG Santa has gone out the window.

Of course there will always be the fun gift list for both the boys. And in the spirit of overindulgence it will be three posts at once.  One for the tall Texas tweeter, one Jakey  and one fit for whole crew.

Up first:  The  lad who gets latkes and Christmas lattes.  -

Austin listen up here are some last minute things to grab and put on under the tree or next to the menorrah.

Here's some salt, some Himalayan salt. To cook on.  So Jake can talk about his study of salt from years ago and the background research he did Everest while he makes dinner.

Or he might want to have the whole Spice World with him.  (What Spice Girl wouldn't?)

People of the world
Spice up your life, aahh

Austin you've got no time.  Maybe Mario's got a couple copies of these lying around to personalize for the cookbook collector.

Farm to table,  right up Jake's alley.

And Jake can still have a garden in the city. With gardens in a jar.

And what's a garden without bees,  so for the newest  beekeeper on Broadway, beehives for juice 
and cookies

and of course honey

 Every kind of honey you need.  Including tea.

And with honey comes tea.....

And when does Jake say no to another tea set?
 Even silicone ones.

And to add to the growing collection from years of presents:

 And sometimes you need to go practical:

Like getting Jake a new pair of boots,  and maybe in a kicky color like inky blue this time.
A t-shirt that is something different than plain old grey.
Ok Kale yeah indeed.

And of course Jake needs a sweater, maybe something a little bit gramps, and Mr. Rogers thrown in.  Designer of course. Only the best for your Gooberballs.

You can't have Christmas without something from Texas. And here's something to keep that beard under control.  A  handmade in leather shave rollup from The Lone Star state.

 And of course an artisan My Little Pony.

 Happy Hanukkah!!