Monday, May 26, 2008

Out with the old

Poor Urth Caffe. Seems Jake Gyllenhaal has thrown them over in favor of the smooth stylings and una bella tazza that only Caffe Luxxe in Santa Monica can provide.

Bye bye, Urth.

Hello, Caffe Luxxe.

Photos courtesy of IHJ.


Classic scene from Tootsie, with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack.

But only with “Tootsie,” in 1982, did Mr. Pollack become a fully realized Hollywood player.

By then he was represented by Michael S. Ovitz and the rapidly expanding Creative Artists Agency. So was his leading man, Dustin Hoffman.

As the film — a comedy about a struggling actor who disguises himself as a woman to get a coveted television part — was being shot for Columbia Pictures, Mr. Pollack and Mr. Hoffman became embroiled in a semi-public feud, with Mr. Ovitz running shuttle diplomacy between them.

Mr. Hoffman, who had initiated the project, argued for a more broadly comic approach. But Mr. Pollack — who played Mr. Hoffman’s agent in the film — was drawn to the seemingly doomed romance between the cross-dressing Hoffman character and the actress played by Jessica Lange.

If Mr. Pollack did not prevail on all points, he tipped the film in his own direction. Meanwhile, the movie came in behind schedule, over budget and surrounded by bad buzz.

Yet “Tootsie” was also a winner. It took in more than $177 million at the domestic box office and received 10 Oscar nominations, including for best picture. (Ms. Lange took home the film’s only Oscar, for best supporting actress.)


Running man

It's a working vacation for Jake Gyllenhaal, on the run from Santa Monica to Brentwood. Let's hope the producers of Nailed have also been working this weekend, getting the money situation resolved once and for all!

Love the Jake smirk in the first ones. Looking good!

Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Doing Their Part

I keep reading that the restaurant business is slowing down because of the flailing U.S. economy. So it's nice to see Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon doing their part to keep them alive.

Bringing home a little something for Atticus and Coco after lunch.

And brrrr...they look cold. LA...cold...end of May? Armegaddon is upon us.

Later on it was the Phillipe Stark-designed Katsuya in Brentwood.

Wonder if they had a chance to try the Chocolat d'Orange Cocktail. Yum!

Special thanks to Stephanie for getting these so quickly. It's a working holiday weekend for her!

(Photos courtesy of IHJ.)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Check the source

More trouble on the set of Jake Gyllenhaal's movie Nailed. Production of the film has shut down again. Hollywood insider Nikki Finke reported the news this morning.

... IATSE today ordered its crew off the political comedy Nailed because they weren't paid. There are no plans to resume filming until next Thursday at the earliest. This is the 2nd time IATSE has moved to protect its union members, but only after the Screen Actors Guild first sounded the alarm bell over Capitol Films' cash crunch and instructed its actors to leave the set earlier this month. Because of this, it's been start and stop, start and stop, again and again. Isn't it that after three strikes, you're out? But, amazingly, both co-stars Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal are hanging in even though these shutdowns are a major pain in the ass for them and Russell and everyone else connected with the movie. I'm told the production is officially one week behind schedule, and this latest debacle will push it back two weeks.

Of course, GyllenBabble readers knew last night that trouble was afoot. It's an interesting world we live in, where fans know the news before it's fit to print.

With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, I guess Jake will have a little more time to relax, work out. Maybe go to the beach...

While he's seaside, maybe Jake will go over the Prince of Persia script, which was analyzed by Latino Review last year. The grade was an A- and they called PoP "one hell of a script."

I haven't read it - I assume there are spoilers. And since we know Jake's character has a best friend in the current script and he doesn't in the LR review, then obviously things have changed. But it's a good start! And since the folks at Latino Review were the ones who had the scoop on Jake's casting, I'm going to have a little faith in them. And Jake.

Summer blockbuster 2009, here we come.

(Photos courtesy of IHJ.)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Stroll play

Bigger versions of the weekend pictures of Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon. I love the description of their activities:

After attempting to join two different yoga classes, without success, the couple headed to American Apparel store on Main Street for some shopping. Later they had a romantic dinner at AXE on Abbot Kinney in Venice. The couple are under watch as Jake is reported to plan to propose Reese. Could Axe restaurant could have been the perfect spot?

I am laughing at the idea that they were rejected from yoga class. Did they not look sufficiently relaxed? Or maybe they looked too content, thus indicating no need for a session!

Anyway, it's a cloudy morning here in Boston. So enjoy some LA sunshine:

(Pictures courtesy of IHJ and Posh24.)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jake in LA and Persia

Just freshening up the post with some Jake - in LA on the 18th:

A little more information from Variety on Prince of Persia:

"Persia" will mark the first time Jake Gyllenhaal has worked with Bruckheimer.

"He's a wonderful actor," Bruckheimer said. "He's someone I've been watching for a long time and somebody I've always wanted to work with."

And look - the official poster already:

Okay, okay, so that was Fluorescent Lamp's doing. The original, official poster, minus Jake's starring name, can be seen here.

They do move fast, though. GyllenBabble has gotten the exclusive on the PoP action figure, as well as the elaborate stunts Jake will be doing. (click to embiggen for full, dramatic effect!)

Action Figure Jake...err...Dastan

The Vertical Wall-Run

Column Jumping

Fighting, using the Dagger of Time

Bigger versions of the Ramey photos from the weekend. Still need the whole set, but these are fun:

There are some articles floating around the net about the trades (Variety and Hollywood Reporter) not giving credit to online sources who break news stories, as Latino Review did with Jake/Prince of Persia. It's an interesting information age we're living in.

Of course, we also knew before the trades ;)

(Jake/Reese pics courtesy of KateBlogsworth. Note: She calls everyone slags, not just Jake and Reese! Exclusive action shots made by ShadowViking on flickr. New Jake pics courtesy of IHJ.)