In a recent interview , Reese Witherspoon revealed more than she intended when explaining why she made Four Christmases:
"The main reason I did this movie was to work with Jake."
Problem No.1: Four Holidays co-stars Vince Vaughn.
Problem No.2: Jake Gyllenhaal is the boyfriend Witherspoon has so carefully steered clear of mentioning for the past half hour. She cringes visibly.
"Oh my God, I am so embarrassed," she says, emerging from beneath the tablecloth.
"The main reason I wanted to make this movie was to work with Vince because he's so funny and so great."
Then she is quick to regain some composure.
"Jake is funny, too," she adds.
"Am I not talking about Jake? Jake, Jake, Jake."
Don't be embarrassed, Reese. It's totally understandable that you've got Jake on the brain.
Reese is not alone. When asked what she would have made her first priority if she'd been elected Vice President, Sarah Palin seemed wistful:
"I was really looking forward to negotiating with the Prince of Persia. Also, too, the precondition was total nakedness."
When pressed for details, the governor's spokesman murmured something about a "buildup of arms" and "hidden weapons." And by "nakedness," the governor apparently meant "transparency." Reporters were also assured that Governor Palin knows the country is now called Iran and is not a monarchy. And that sand monsters are not real.
Two budding superstars were in the same boat as Witherspoon and Palin. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, stars of the new blockbuster film Twilight, revealed the reason they took roles in the emo tale of bloodlust:
"I just couldn't pass up the chance to work with Jake."
At the reporter's confused look, they acknowledged that Gyllenhaal isn't actually in the movie. "The producers tricked us. It happens more than you know. How do you think they got Pacino to do 88 Minutes? He was Jake-faked."
That is pretty much the only thing that could get me to see Twilight.
Finally, new old Jake, Jake, Jake:
Thanks to Monica for the heads-up on this video clip of Ben Kingsley talking about working with Jake - for real:
Sir Ben Kingsley has revealed what it is that makes Jake Gyllenhaal "so good" as the Prince of Persia in upcoming film, The Sands of Time.
Sir Ben said that Gyllenhall, who plays lead character Prince Dastan, brings a natural confidence that is perfect for the role.
The Donnie Darko star's character will face his nemesis Nizam, a nefarious and scheming monarch, played by Sir Ben.
(Photos courtesy of IHJ.)