Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Happy Birthday, FL!

Jake Gyllenhaal: The Liberal Side.

From one lefty to another - enjoy the view :)































(Screen caps courtesy of IHJ.)

67 comments:

UltraViolet said...

I didn't want to much up the pretty with comments, but it was fun choosing. Though I think right profile lovers might have the edge when it comes to screen caps.

Had to include glasses Jake in Proof. Could have picked a dozen from BBM, Proof and Highway, hee.

And even though it's out of sequence, I had to end with that lying down cap form Rendition.

Sigh...

UltraViolet said...

Also, a few new airport pics of Jake at IHJ. And a new smiley-smiley pic of R&J under the umbrella.

FluorescentLamp said...

Ha!

Ha!

Why you sneaky birthday-blogger! So THAT'S where you've been all afternoon!

My oh my, look at all that lefty goodness! You even got him faking lefthandedness as an extra special treat!

Oh I do love this post.

Thank you, my friend.

UltraViolet said...

You're welcome! It was hard to think of what to get the girl who has everything :)

lawgoddess said...

Happy Birthday , FL!

Thank you for your role in this lovely place. B.

Monica said...

Happy Birthday FL!

Many happiness, success and peace!

Vicky said...

Happy Birthyday FL have a great day.

Lovely pics UV.

UltraViolet said...

It was really hard not to choose so many more!

This week, I've tried to remind myself why I like Jake - because he's such a good actor. I watched Moonlight Mile and was blown away, again, by how good he is in that. And it made me cry, which doesn't always happen when I watch it.

It also made me impatient for Brothers! And the spring is just beginning, so I hate wishing for December!

Monica said...

Seen the original version of Brothers and liked much of what I saw!
I am crazy to see the Brothers with Jake!

UltraViolet said...

I haven't seen Brothers I or read anything about it. I want to remain as spoiler-free as possible.

I regret knowing too much about BBM before I got to see it in the theater.

Monica said...

Still, I will not mention anything about what I saw.
Only it is very good! OK?

get real said...

Happy birthday, FL!! Hope you have a great day. :)

Loving this trip down Jake lane.

Btw, have to say I love the pics of Jake and Reese poolside. He looks so good shirtless. I don't think he has gained weight, seems he is slumping in some of the pics, but if he did so what. I still think he is the most gorgeous man around.

UltraViolet said...

Totally agree, get real. Sexiest man alive!

And Monica, I didn't mean to sound rude about Brothers. I'm glad to hear it was good!

Anonymous said...

Sexiest man alive, sexiest man ever IMO.

Happy birthday FL have a good day.

chica said...

Happy Birthday FL!!

I hope you are enjoying your special day.

suvee said...

Happy Birthday, FL! Have you noticed that Jake seems to really like Aries (Reese, Heath)?
:)

His left profile is stunning, isn't it? Of course, I'm hard pressed right now to think of anything about him that isn't stunning! And as far as those Cabo pics go, his body looks just about perfect to me. He is a seriously sexy man.......

Great post, UV! Thanks for including glasses Jake...... me likes a lot!

FluorescentLamp said...

Great post, UV! Thanks for including glasses Jake...... me likes a lot!

Yes, big thanks for that one! What is it about Jake and glasses do you think? Is it because we know at one point in his life he did wear glasses and except for two scenes in Proof, we have been denied of the loveliness of Jake in specs?

My Nailed fantasy involves his character wearing glasses throughout the whole film - even the shower and sex scenes. :-p

bobbyanna said...

FL I want to wish you the very happiest of Birthdays!!!!
UV these are some of the best pictures...and I appreciate the Rendition pic So much!!! Altogether great post.

gyllenspooner said...

Happy Birthday FL.

Anonymous said...

I want him.

sheba baby said...

We all want him Anon., LOL!!!

Happy Bithday FL!

suvee said...

"What is it about Jake and glasses do you think?"

I can only speak for myself...... it has to do with the combination of extreme masculine physical beauty and a stereotypical symbol of intellect (the glasses). Beauty and brains..... is a very potent and sexy combination!

extra said...

Happy Birthday FL and thank you and thanks to UV as well for making this blog my favorite Jake site!

This quote from Jake and strong women isn't new but I love reading it:

http://www.pr-inside.com/gyllenhaal-finds-strong-woman-in-witherspoon-r516754.htm

extra said...

another quote from a not new interview about cooking!

http://www.pr-inside.com/gyllenhaal-finds-strong-woman-in-witherspoon-r516754.htm

Forgot to add, love the post and the pictures and I think Jake looks divine i glasses, I would love to see him more often wearing them.

sass said...

Fl,
Please continue to have a very Happy Birthday!
Thanks to you and UV for making this a very happy place to hang:)
xoxoxo
s

bobbyanna said...

Jake is very comfortable with assertive, intelligent women. But I think too often, such women can be portrayed as lacking in compassion or as ungenerous and self centered, when that is not the case at all. I think about Naomi and Maggie of course, but I also think about Jamie Lee, Jennifer Aniston, and Susan Sarandon. Jake is no push over either. I see him as a very assertive person.

Oh.I think all of the strong women Jake is really close to, beginning with his mother, all have one "weakness " in common...:)

UltraViolet said...

Great tidbits on the vacation from Us:

Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon continue to be one of Hollywood’s cutest and most low-key couples. The pair, along with Witherspoon’s kids, Ava and Deacon, went on a little spring break of their own in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to Us Weekly.

They trip got off to a bumpy start. Gyllenhaal is on crutches and Witherspoon had an allergic reaction to strawberries on the flight to Mexico, but once they arrived at their rented home on the El Dorado Golf and Beach Club, Us reports that gang settled in well.

The magazine’s eyewitness said that “the kids loved the pool. It was hard to tear them away from the water.” And although the group had a private chef, “Reese and Jake both did a lot of cooking.”

There doesn’t appear to be much awkwardness when Gyllenhaal is with the kids, either. “The kids have fun with him — he makes them laugh,” reports the mag.

That isn’t to say Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal didn’t have alone time — that’s where the nanny came in. At night, “they had a fire pit, and they sat around and talked after the kids went to bed,” Us reports. “Having the nanny also let them have time together undisturbed.”

bobbyanna said...

Thanks for the tidbits UV! Seems like they had a very sweet time. Bet Jake hated to not be able to get around and be active!

My personal "news analysis" of US Weekly: Someone is doing a lot of talking. Or several someones. As usual, we can assume there's some truth and some fiction mixed together. Sometimes I wonder if Reese tells people stuff, or is overheard telling people stuff, and it gets leaked to the tabloids.I source Reese, bcz Jake does a lot of stuff that rarely comes out. He has a smaller circle of people. And these kinds of leaks are usually from the perspective of talking about Reese. (US Weekly didn't even use his name on their cover story last week!) That's just my opinion. Would love to hear other analyses.

bobbyanna said...

Sorry to spam. I know, like most of us, I am delighted at pictures and news about Jake and Reese. But I am also starting to feel uneasy.

I really don't think too much publicity is ultimately a good thing for them, for the kids, or for the relationship.

At some point IDK. I would like to see a trickle, not a flood. And right about now, I am also wondering why? What is the point. Where is this going?

Part of me doesn't like walking thru the supermarket and seeing Jake and Reese hugging up on the cover of some tabloid. Can we talk about this a bit? I just think they value their privacy. And this relationship is growing and thriving on privacy and peace. And very recently, that seems to be changing.

FluorescentLamp said...

bobbyanna, I think we may never know the answers to your questions and I personally prefer it that way. He's happy. She's happy. We're happy.

And with that I bid you all a goodnight and thank you for your kind birthday wishes.

Huge thanks to UV for my super special birthday post. Girl, you know what I like! :-*

UltraViolet said...

You deserve all the best, FL!

And Bobbyanna, I think there are two separate issues. I don't believe either of them is in cahoots with the press or paps. I think the focus is on Reese because she's the bigger star. And she's the one with the kids. Today's celeb magazines have a creepy obsession with the offspring of the rich and famous.

As for the privacy/overexposure angle, I do worry about that sometimes. No one wants them to become one of those couples you're tired of hearing about. But if you think about it, they've been dating for a year, and the coverage hasn't been that much.

It's increasing now because Jake and Reese are finally not hiding. Once the novelty wears off, I expect it to die down a little.

But they will always be targets. And if it gets me that beach picture, I don't know if I can regret it :)

gyllenspooner said...

Bobbyanna,

You have to pay close attention and realize that US Weekly writes a lot without ever giving that much information. Most of the information they do give is either common knowledge or stuff they already printed.

What did they know about Mexico?

That Reese had an allergic reaction on a plane (a public place. Reese and Jake were photographed at the airport. So how hard would it be for them to track down the crew of the airplane they took?)

There was a fire pit at their rented house. (They could have gotten this from any staff member at the hotel/resort they were staying at. Remember that FL figured out what resort they were staying at as well).

That's literally all the new information they had. Then they made up a nice little story around those two bits of information. They've been reporting that Jake gets along with her kids for a while now. Nothing new there. We knew from pics that the nannies were present, etc.

I don't know why you think Reese is giving them information. What does she stand to gain by it? They just don't have enough information about what's going on to have a real "insider" telling them anything. I also agree with UV that the reason they focus on Reese is because she is the more famous of the two.

Personally, I think US Weekly is working up the marriage angle. That's what I think they're doing.

I think that US Weekly made a big thing about Jake and Reese breaking up and making up last year, that they made the relationship seem more volatile than it was. Then they didn't report much of anything for a while.

Now I think they feel that Jake and Reese will marry. So they can't just go from them being a volatile couple to getting married. They need something in the middle. They need a segue.

Hence all these stories.

They'll get a bit of information. For example they learned that Reese bought a new house. Suddenly she and Jake have a new love nest (don't forget that many of us were predicting the same thing here long before that US Weekly story).

After all, most of what you read in tabloids is nonsense. They take bits of truth and then invent their own little storylines to go along with them. FOr US Weekly it seems to be that Jake and Reese are getting serious. That's their new storyline.

My prediction is that US Weekly will be playing up a potential marriage between the two very, very soon. They're only setting up the story right now.

agent_krycek said...

Probably about 24 hours late but happy birthday FL, hope you had a great one.

Is it very wrong that that series of photos made me want to lick my screen?

I'd agree that a lot of whats reported is gleened from blogs such as this, our fun speculation is turned into fact and just the same general research that people do here, just with a 'source' 'friend' 'insider' tag added to it to appear legit. It wouldn't shock me if the beach photos were done with arrangement though, I'm speculating, but maybe they were 'found' by the mag, and agreed to, say, a brief period where J&R would be photographed, in return for the photos, including the airport ones, being held until they'd returned, to ensure them getting peace whilst they were there. Obviously LAX paps got tipped off and it all went to hell on their return, but I am thinking there must be a reason why the trip out photos didn't appear until later.

shondra said...

Happy belated birthday FL, I hope you had a great day!

I agree with ak and gyllenspooner regarding Jake and Reese regarding the tabs: They focus on Reese because she is the biger star and the kids, also their is both fact and fiction IMO regarding the coverage.

The nanny was very visible and they all knew where they stayed based on pics so all they had o do is contact the hotel, hence their sources.

sass said...

Morning everyone;)
Sharing an April Fool Jake blog post that fell into my mailbox overnight. Cute.
It seems that some folks In TX believed the jokes. cute article


Jake taking over role of Spiderman:lol:lol

"snip"
Tuesday, as I do every year, I forgot what day it was and read the usual Web sites I visit everyday, believing almost every joke. It started out on Monday night when joblo.com posted a story about Jake Gyllenhaal taking over the role of Spider-Man. How was I supposed to know it was a joke if it came out a day before the actual "holiday?" He was at one point actually in negotiations to take over the role so it wasn't far-fetched, but once I got down to the point where Gyllenhaal was quoted as saying that Tobey Maguire was "overrated," I knew I'd been had.
"snip"

gyllenspooner said...

The reason the photos didn't appear until later is simple. It came from one source who then sold them to People Magazine.

It would absolutely shock me if Reese or Jake tipped off the paps. It would shock me because it's obvious that they hate the intrusion and the children were with them. The children are obviously afraid of them and often look agitated when the photographers are snapping their picture.

To believe that the paps were tipped by Reese is to believe that she would put her children through that.

I've never known Reese to do anything for publicity before, save promoting film projects. Have you?

agent_krycek said...

It would absolutely shock me if Reese or Jake tipped off the paps

I don't think, for one moment they tipped the paps off, what I think may have happened is they were spotted at the airport and tracked down to the hotel. In exchange for whoever got the photos leaving them alone and holding off on publication until after their return, they could have allowed a limited amount of access for them to shoot some exclusives. Obviously it all went to hell on the return to LAX.

gyllenspooner said...

agent_K,

Gotcha. I guess it's possible that happened.

bobbyanna said...

I really appreciate the perspective you guys have provided. I feel a LOT better.

For the record: I don't believe for one second that Reese is in cahoots with the tabloids at all. Sorry I wasn't clearer.

What I meant to say is, Reese could have innocently mentioned her vacation to someone,(friend, family, staff, co-worker) and been overheard.

I think she really hates them. But I think she and Jake are realistic about the fact of their existence.
Agent K, I agree. Once they were spotted at the airport,their PR folks engaged in some very effectively negotiations.

"It wouldn't shock me if the beach photos were done with arrangement though, I'm speculating, but maybe they were 'found' by the mag, and agreed to, say, a brief period where J&R would be photographed, in return for the photos, including the airport ones, being held until they'd returned, to ensure them getting peace whilst they were there."

Gyllenspooner thanks for the very helpful reminder/analysis:
"Most of the information they do give is either common knowledge or stuff they already printed.

What did they know about Mexico?

That Reese had an allergic reaction on a plane (a public place. Reese and Jake were photographed at the airport. So how hard would it be for them to track down the crew of the airplane they took?)

There was a fire pit at their rented house. (They could have gotten this from any staff member at the hotel/resort they were staying at. Remember that FL figured out what resort they were staying at as well).

That's literally all the new information they had."

I also think it might be harder to keep things private when you have kids. People get excited about a vacation, especially little kids. Sadly,that's a luxury these folks have to really restrain.

UV, ITAWTS: "Today's celeb magazines have a creepy obsession with the offspring of the rich and famous.

As for the privacy/overexposure angle, I do worry about that sometimes. No one wants them to become one of those couples you're tired of hearing about...they will always be targets.
And if it gets me that beach picture, I don't know if I can regret it :)"
I agree UV, absolutely. I'm torn between worrying about overexposure and loving every morsel! I'm hoping we get some new ones!

(BTW: Very exhausted Eldest Daughter got home last night.)

bobbyanna said...

Dang! UV/FL can you edit my post. I am SO sorry. After my fourth paragraph everything is mostly quotes and I was repititious(!)

Anonymous said...

After reading the US Weekly article, I agree that they are working up the marriage angle between the two.

Monica said...

Good morning to all!

I do not think they knew they were being photographed, perhaps their representatives, but they do not.
The good of all is that these photos taken out and they were not upset!

UV, sorry if I was rude to you. It was not my intention!

josie said...

http://realestalker.blogspot.com/2008/03/country-place-for-reese-witherspoon.html

Someone commenting on the ranch Reese bought:

"Makes sense, I know for a fact she is friends with a very wealthy family who owns a polo estate in Carpinteria, she and Jake have been there"

Carpinteria, like Ojai/Ventura is beautiful, lots of land/space and very private. For those who think they are seeking the media's eye, should take note that they seem to spend a lot of time away from them as noted in the post by the owner of that blog.

Happy belated birthday FL!!!!

UltraViolet said...

Ooh, good fine, Josie!

And Monica, please don't apologize. I was trying to apologize to you, because I didn't mean to be rude! :)

It's all good.

UltraViolet said...

Forgot to say, Bobbyanna, that we can't edit your post. I think it's fine as it is, so not to worry.

paula said...

I hope you enjoyed your b-day FL!

Love the blog, you and UV do such a great job, thanks so much!

I agree with you bobbyanna regarding Jake, Reese and the media attention, i just hope that it doesn't become too much.

Anonymous said...

There's pics of Reese on X17 from yesterday, jeans seem tight and I dunno I still say maybe.

sass said...

Hi peeps,
I have to whine and snivel. I feel like a truck hit me, backed up and rolled back over me again. :)

It's good to know that both Jake and Reese can go out and about in their private world with their friends and not have to interact with the paps.


I finally looked at the Splash video and the one thing I take away, is that Reese is a very strong woman and a fiercely protective mom.

Monica said...
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Narcissa said...

Happy birthday, FL! Hope you had a good day.

Here's a snippet of Nailed news:

http://www.palmettoscoop.com/2008/04/03/nailed-casts-not-so-humble-abodes/

gyllenspooner said...

Wow those houses in SC look real nice. It looks like Jake will be living in style.

According to that article they will be shooting for ten weeks.

Monica said...

Narcissa, thank you for information on Nailed!

suvee said...

I love all the new little J & R tidbits our fellow Babblers find. Just one of the many reasons this is the best Jake site going IMHO. Thanks to extra, UV, josie and narcissa!

As for the overexposure issue..... I'm really not worried. Sure, there will be times they will be more heavily covered by the media (new movies, wedding, kids, etc.). But ultimately, I think they are far too normal (celebrity tabloid translation = boring) to merit Brangelina type coverage. And it's primarily Reese's popularity that is driving media interest. As much as I admire and adore Jake, I do not believe he will ever achieve Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise (shudder) type status. That will help keep the media attention from getting too crazy IMO.

And that's a good thing. :)

FluorescentLamp said...

Oh my god! Real estate porn!!!

What a find narcissa and gyllenspooner.

I love Jake almost as much as I love real estate. Put the two together and I'm a wet puddle.

Good stuff!

ROAD TRIP!!!

gyllenspooner said...

FL,

I was thinking of you when I was doing my little internet investigation.

gyllenspooner said...

FL,

Just so you know there is another link to the house. The link itself was too long so I opted to add only the shorter one.

Go to google and type in the street address and I think it's the first link. (One of the first three anyway).

Anonymous said...

I hate to say this, but I want to see some PDAs. I know they are restrained because of her children, especially her daughter.

I guess they are probably restrained because of their famiies, too. I really don't expect them to put on a show, but a smooch every now and then would be nice.

Anonymous said...

It's Heath's birthday, today.
He would have been 29.

extra said...

I don't remember Reese and her kids going through LAX with paps chasing them, etc during her Oscar bid? A bit of revisinist history anon?

You may be confusing photo ops she and Ryan may have set up which is what all stars do including Brad and Angie during Oscar bids.

The situation at LAX was no such photo op nor were the other pics of Jake/Reese and the kids since they all look pretty unhappy.

There is no reason for her to do this no nor Jake since neither has any movie coming out until the end of the year.

Reading that real estate blog that is linked above is interesting, especially the comments of the blog owner who seems to know a little bit of what may be going on since Jake's parents are more involved in real estae these days: That Jake and Reese conduct their relationship away from the media glare for the most part, what we see is only a small part IMO.

There are also too many blog accounts of them away from the glare as well including a comment on the Reese/Ranch post on that blog.

bobbyanna said...

1. "I wonder if Reese tells people stuff, or is overheard telling people stuff, and it gets leaked to the tabloids."

2."For the record: I don't believe for one second that Reese is in cahoots with the tabloids at all. Sorry I wasn't clearer."


3."What I meant to say is, Reese could have innocently mentioned her vacation to someone,(friend, family, staff, co-worker) and been overheard."


Since this is still coming up, I want to just say:

I feel bad about this bcz I never ever wanted to suggest Reese was "in cahoots" with anyone in the pap/tabloid world. Ever.

All I ever meant was it is possible that she may have said something INADVERTENTLY. Look. Everyone from busboys, to clerks at the dry cleaners, shampoo girls, landscaper, and valet parking attendants in H'wood is always scouting some tidbit of information they can sell.

Reese, by virtue of the fact that she has little kids in school, functions in a wider circle then Jake does. And yes. She is also more famous then Jake, and commands more interest.

I feel very sorry for her. She'd have to be on guard 24/7 with everyone all the time. She cannot afford to get impatient, upset, disgruntled, or anything in between. The moment she steps out her door, she has to have her armour on. It has to be very tiring to never allow yourself to be spontaneous and natural. She would never ever deliberately subject anyone, much less her children to what they went thru at LAX. Ever.

shondra said...

I agree with you 100% bobbyanna and I think that it's absurd that anyone would think she would put her children through something like that.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

OT: Today is the 40 year anniverary of the assasinaion of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Taking some time today to eflect on how much has been accomplished and how much more needs to be.

extra said...

New pics of Heath from TDK:

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/04/04/heath-ledger-joker-2/#comments

UltraViolet said...

PS You have to register to see the other photos for the first house. But it's worth it to see how much nicer it seems! :)

gyllenspooner said...

I agree UV the inside of the first house seems nicer. A lot nicer in fact.

But I have a feeling that will be David O Russell's house.

The second one has a pool as well though.

gyllenspooner said...

agent_K,

I agree it's crazy. These are pretty good prices for houses this nice.

UltraViolet said...

Oh, good to know there's a pool at the other place. Though given the decor, it's probably covered with drapes and crowded by overly ornate patio furniture.