Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday in the Park with Jake

Hobbled by a "basketball"** injury last year, Jake gamely attended the 2008 Los Angeles Conservation Corps. Annual Luncheon at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

**(of course I still contend he injured his foot in parkour gone wrong)

This year finds Jake looking incredibly similar to last year minus the pinstripe suit and in better footing as he attends the 2009 Los Angeles Conservation Corps. Annual Luncheon.

More than 600 people gathered today at the Los Angeles State Historic Park to celebrate the Los Angeles Conservation Corps' 23rd anniversary and pay tribute to the organization for their groundbreaking work with at-risk youth and environmental conservation. Shell Oil Company and sports clothing innovator Patagonia were honored at the annual Luncheon Celebration, which raised more than $400,000 for the Corps. Outstanding LA Corps members, students, and alumni were also recognized for their great work with college scholarships.

You can see more at IHJ.

New bromance?

I got a tweet yesterday morning that Jake and Chris Martin of Coldplay were spotted together at the Bruce Springsteen show at the L.A. Sports Arena Wednesday night, 15 April. I wonder how they ended up there, together... "Hey Max Weinberg, since you bought my parents' house at a steal hows about you throw in a couple of tix to a show?" Yes, I'm sure it went down just. like. that. Sadly, no pics of them at the concert have emerged yet. Still looking.


josie said...

At first glance I thought that the pictures from last years event were posted, I prefer your version on what happened to Jake's ankle last year!

Love seeing Jake involved in things that he is passionate about, what a great organization.

Chris Martin and Jake at a Springsteen concert? I hope pics emerge from that! The next spotting will proabaly be Reese and Gwyneth at some concert!

UltraViolet said...

Yay - a new post. Thanks so much for putting these up. I think Jake looks great, even if the set is like a replica of last year's. Minus the crutches.

Jack actually looks a little younger this year. Bless him. I'd love to see video of this some day.

And the hooded bromance pics are cracking me up. I wonder if the Gyllenhaals get free passes to Conan, too.

Oh, wait...

sheba baby said...

It does look like he wore the same suit from last year! He does look a bit younger than last year, he looks good, thanks for posting.

Thanks for the heads up on the Jake and Chris sighting at the Springsteen concert, love the hoodie/bromance pics!

Narcissa said...

How does he manage to look younger than he did a year ago? Spoooooky.....

Monica said...

Good night, babblers!

He's so young and more beautiful!
Thanks, FL and IHJ!

I'm a fan of coldplay and is very good to know that Jake and Chris (another Chris) are friends!

Coldplay was one of favorite bands of Heath Ledger!

suvee said...

This is a tidbit from the new UsWeekly:

Bathing suits? Check. Sunscreen? Yep. Solar heated showers? Of course!
Reese Witherspoon, 33, and beau Jake Gyllenhaal, 28, recently took her kids, Ava, 9, and Deacon, 5, on a spring break vacation to off-the-grid eco-resort Lapa Rios in Costa Rica. One night, says an insider, "Reese lost her room key and had to use a flashlight to go to reception for a new one!" Even with the children, the pair found time for PDA. Adds the source, "When they were eating breakfast and the kids were in the pool, they were super-affectionate!"
Even though we never saw any photographic proof, I figured they had to have gone somewhere for Spring Break. I guess "off-the grid eco-resort" explains the lack of pap pics! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pics, Jake looks great and yes younger, and thank you suvee for the tidbit.

FluorescentLamp said...

Huh. I wonder if that's true about Lapa Rios. Small world if so. A work colleague went to this very ecolodge last year with her family.

This place wigs me out though. Too many little creepy crawlies running around. Not to mention the whole lack of anything resembling real world creature-comforts. I suppose that's the whole idea of staying at a rain forest ecolodge. :: shudder ::

chica said...

Wow, he does look younger here than last year, I wish I knew his secret! LOL, at the hooded Jake and Chris, I would love to her more about them at the concert.

I was wondering if they went somewhere with the kids during that week when we got no pap pics of either of them. Thanks for that tidbit, suvee!

bobbyanna said...

Wow. Jake looks delish in the park pics, FL. Glad to hear they went on vacation, but I definitely agree with you. That's not my idea of fun.

I just can't wean myself away from central air conditioning, hot and cold running water, and indoor plumbing. I like lamps, too. We have enough power outages around here, that about 36 hours of "roughing it" is more then enough!:) :)

Monica said...

Bobbyana is very good know places like this.
I live in Amazonia (my state is in the Brazilian Amazon) and here has wonderful places like Lapa Rios.

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for that Us tidbit, suvee. I love the idea of them getting away under the radar. Really, I do. No pics? No problem :)

The beach at Lapa Rios looks gorgeous, but I'd hate getting there. Too much jungle and too many critters for me. Like Bobbyanna and FL, I need my creature comforts and not creatures crawling.

bobbyanna said...

OK. I visited the website, Monica, and it looks really lovely. I can certainly appreciate it's appeal
as a great place for a family vacation with little kids. Just not for me.:)

sheba said...

As beautiful as he is he had a lot more pain on his face last year probably due to the injury and other tough/devastating parts of his life. This year, he does seem more fresh and younger. Life is definitely agreeing with him.

Instead of hooking up with just any old charity it seems he's doing something he really believes in and is willing to commit to long term. He mentioned that years ago going through a selfish phase and doing things for himself, not to people please anymore. He's finding his place and this cause is great, relevant and inspiring. A great way to give back to your community. Imagine Jake, Prince of Persia in film - Eco-Warrier of LA in real life....

extra said...

What yummy pictures to wake up to! They do look almost identical to last year picures, except that his suit was striped last year.

Thanks for the news abou Jake and Chris Martin at the Springsteen concert FL!

That sounds like a great family vacation, not my cup a tea but i'm glad they were able to get away.

Thanks for posting that suvee!

office of nancy pelosi said...

Sheba, I agree with your comments 100%, you expressed your thoughts beautifully.

Jake did have a hard year in '08 and I believe that things are a lot better for him now.

I believe he has found a cause that he is very passionate about and believes in, it's great to see.

Love reading that blurb from Us about J&R and the kids on vacation. I'm glad they got away for soem private quiet time.

get real said...

Jake looks extra great in these pics, even compared to last year, and what a fantastic cause he is continuing to be a big part of. :)

I love Coldplay so it is really cool to me to hear Jake and Chris may have a bromance and and a big YES to a Springsteen concert!

So nice to hear of Jake and Reese on a vacay in Costa Rica. My brother and sister in law went there for their honeymoon and loved it.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Anonymous said...

If I recall Jake and Reese were seen shopping a lot before they dissapeared the week of 3/30-4/3. When I saw Jake shopping in two sporting stores I looked up the stores and they sell children's gear as well. I wondered then if they were picking up a few things for a trip and it involved hilikng/nature walks. Remember the hiking/walking pictures of them? I think that they like to do things like that with the kids, and Lap Rios seems like the perfect place.

Love the post, Jake looks wonderful and LA conservation is a great organization.

UltraViolet said...

Many might have seen this. Even if the review was less than glowing, it's the kind of place I'd rather stay than Lapa Rios!

josie said...

I saw that earlier UV, and that's my kind of place for a vacation!

Lapa Rios was more of a famly vacation, glad they got a chance to get away.

suvee said...

I'm also a creature comfort girl...... and a bug magnet to boot!

But if Jake looked at me with those baby blues and said, "Babe, I really want to check out this Lapa Rios resort."..... I most likely would smile sweetly and say, "Give me a few minutes to get packed!" :)

Anonymous said...

Wenn have some pics of J&R at a music festival, I love this one (I haven't got a dirty mind honestly)

Monica said...

Good night, babblers!

Bobbyana, I understand you.
I like to have contact with nature, but during the vacation.
I still love my comfort!

Anon, you were faster than me!
I also liked the photo, but the smile of two is the best!

extra said...

LOL!!! What are they implying with that caption? That J&R had a quickie?? I hope that brunette chick wasn't around watching!!!

Thanks for the link, they look great!

shondra said...

I was looking forward to seeing pics of Jake and Chris Martin at the Springsteen concert, but these are a lot better, thanks for the heads up Anon!!!

The photos from the LA Conservation luncheon are great, and he does look younger than he did last year at the same event.

I knew they went away for that week with the kids!

Anonymous said...

Stephanie has posted them on IHJ.

lawgoddess said...

I laughed when the review of the Villa Rose Sultan mentioned tagines.

It certainly looked gorgeous, but the review was definitely lukewarm.

it was nice of Jake to give us easy access to his equipment(as if!)

Anonymous said...

More pics of J&R at Wenn

UltraViolet said...

Thanks, anon. Fun ones from a different set up in a new post.

Thanks to everyone for checking in with reports today!