Friday, August 29, 2008

Jake Gyllenhaal - The Best Seat In The House

Over the past two weeks, USA TODAY revealed its list of the 10 best seats in major league baseball parks. Today they complete the series with No. 1 on the list.

Green Monster seats, Fenway Park, Boston

Where: Fenway Park's Green Monster seats, Section M6, Row 1, Seat 12. This seat atop Fenway's 37-foot high, 231-foot long left-field wall puts you on top of the action.

Home runs rise up into your face. You can hear the thwack of doubles bouncing off the wall below you. Bring your glove. With the Monster only 310 feet down the left-field line from home plate, the homers often come in bunches. During the May 22 game, for example, there were four hit into the seats, including two grand slams. The real fireworks, say repeat ticket-buyers, come during batting practice when players from both teams hammer ball after ball into the seats.

Who: The seats have attracted plenty of famous faces, ranging from actors Tom Hanks and Will Ferrell to Celtics GM Danny Ainge and NASCAR driver Kyle Busch. Sold on a game-by-game basis, there are no season ticket holders — and an absence of corporate fat cats.

I think they may have forgotten someone from that list of luminaries.

Let's listen to Jake Gyllenhaal retell his experience atop the Green Monster.

Pics and videos courtesy of IHJ and GyllenBabble.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Other people's cars

My car has been quite unwell recently. While I wait for it to be made whole again I drive someone else's car (a rental).

To cheer me up during this stressful time I thought I'd post pictures of Jake driving someone else's car.

Okay, I feel a little bit better now.

Pictures from IHJ.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

2010: Are we there yet?

Just reposting yesterday's pics, with some additions from IHJ. And some added detail:

Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of Jake's latest movie "Prince Of Persia" filming in Morocco North Africa. Jake is pictured here with a very toned torso, and is bare chested so we can all see why Reese took the time and trouble to fly across 3 continents on commercial flights to spend some quality time with her beau. The happy couple spent the weekend at an exclusive luxury Moroccan hotel "Amanjena." They went for lunch on Saturday to a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina followed by a tour of the Medina.
They did not venture out of their luxury suite Sunday.

I can't imagine why not :)

With all the bling watch we've been doing, it's fun now to be on the lookout for Jake's accessories. Rings, bracelets, chains, belts, boots. It all requires careful examination.

I like the look. It's funky, tough and sexy. But it must take a long time to take it all off :)

Thanks to Stephanie and IHJ for the HQs, and to trinket and xqsmwa on
DC for the close-ups. And here's hoping we get some more set photos and some more of Jake and Reese on the town.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The 100% Compromise

Forget sleeveless. Who needs the shirt at all? New pictures of a very buff Jake Gyllenhaal on the Prince of Persia set in Morocco.

Popsugar is having a poll on Jake's new look. Go vote Hot! (Not is winning.)

Photos courtesy of Splash News Online and Just Jared.

P.S. I think we now know which incarnation of the Prince they were going for.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Jake Gyllenhaal and the 80/20 Compromise

According to Star magazine, a Prince of Persia insider reports that Jake Gyllenhaal wants the sleeves removed from all of his costumes: "Jake has a lot of sword fighting scenes and wants to look strong and manly." Disney executives refused, but Jake insisted, so they compromised — 80 percent of the tops will have no sleeves.

Does Jake really look like the type that would roll up. . .

Or do away with sleeves altogether. . .

Just to show off his biceps?

Honestly, it's like Star just makes this stuff up.

Pictures from IHJ.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

I thought you said TAGLINES...

...not tagines.

With Prince of Persia filming in Morocco and Disney pushing it back so they can better market it, what better time to take a look at the history of Jake Gyllenhaal tag(l)ines.

Sometimes one dream is enough to light up the whole sky ~ October Sky

Life is one long insane trip. Some people just have better directions ~ Donne Darko

A journey of 2,755.8 miles begins with a single bounce ~ Bubble Boy

If you're hoping for the perfect family don't hold your breath ~ Lovely and Amazing

It's her last best chance... is she going to take it? ~ Good Girl

It started as a desperate escape and became the wildest ride of their lives ~ Highway

In life and love, expect the unexpected ~ Moonlight Mile

Nature has spoken ~ TDAT

Love Is A Force Of Nature
~ Brokeback Mountain

The biggest risk in life is not taking one ~ Proof

Welcome To The Suck ~ Jarhead

There's more than one way to lose your life to a killer ~ Zodiac

What if someone you love...just disappeared? ~ Rendition

EDIT by FL: Whoops! Oh my. We seem to have gotten our wires crossed! This is what happens when you have too (two?) many cooks stirring the tagine!