Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"The best race in the world"

Well, it has the best photos, at least! This Jake Gyllenhaal picture deserves its own new post:

The race was not without celebrity moments and glitches — sometimes both at once. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal lost a shoe and precious seconds. “I had to wrestle for it,” he said. Despite the mishap, he enthused, “It’s the best race in the world, man.”

Jake and director Doug Liman, courtesy of boston.com:

Old event, but a new (albeit blurry) photo. But worth revisiting :)

(Photos courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Gazette, JustJared, Boston.com and flickr/jacksmynde.)


UltraViolet said...

That lone Philadelphia pap, who can't seem to snag a photo of Jake and/or Reese, posted an account of his efforts so far.

UltraViolet said...

Added a Just Jared pic where you can see Jake snapping Ava - not sure if it's real or photoshop.

bobbyanna said...

Awww! The pic of Jake taking Ava's pic looks pretty real.It captures her from a different angle than what we've seen. Thanks for the additions, UV. I've read several accounts of how elusive Owen Wilson can be.

It's been EXTREMELY hot here for the past three days, so of course, my air conditioning went out early Monday morning...help is on the way...I hope:)

Eunice Shriver passed away. She's someone I really admired. R.I.P. Eunice.

UltraViolet said...

Oh, no - no AC, Bobbyanna. I hope you get some relief today. You could always sip some Liv Organic a la Jake!

Yes, RIP to Eunice. And FU to the Myanmar government, who sentenced opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 more months of house arrest. (Jake was one of the celebrities who signed a birthday petition for her in June.)

On a much, much more shallow note, apparently Jake and Reese went to the Chilmark Tavern over the weekend.

FluorescentLamp said...

Ooooh look at this - a new post. And a left profile. Doesn't get much better for a Tuesday morning does it!

So I have both those pics of Jake snapping a pic up on my monitor side by side. And it really does look like Ava's been photoshopped in. Jake's stance/pose doesn't change at all; the photo of him is taken from exactly the same vantage point. Yet now there's a blur of blonde hair in the new pic. Hmm...




UltraViolet said...

Yeah, I was in the office early, so we got a new post, lol. I'm not sure that's what getting to work early is supposed to be for :)

That left profile shot should pretty much be Liv Organic's entire ad campaign.

office of nancy pelosi said...

Jake looks really good drinking Liv Oraganic, it looks like an ad for the drink! Thanks for adding the pic of Jake taking a picture of Ava, it looks real to me, I love it! Thanks.

That is such a sweet an intimate picture of Jake and Reese at Coachella, I will never tire of looking at pics of them at that concert.

LOL! At that Philly pap, I hope all his hard work pays off.

I admired Eunice Shriver so much over the years. I was really saddened to hear of her passing.

RIP Eunice.

Office of nancy pelosi said...

Hmmm, I don't know FL. In the Popsugaer pic you can see a blur of a blonde ponytail? And it looks like it's a young girl. The JJ pic you can see the back of Ava's head, the only pic of Ava I have seen from this race was from the front so someone took a pic of her from the back.

It almost looks like someone tried to crop Ava or out of the pic, just showing a bit of hair while the JJ pic looks like they may have "moved" Ava up to be more in line with the frame if I'm making any sense. I think that he wasn't as close to her as she was on her way to the finish line.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's photoshopped. If the photographer's taking rapid exposures, he'd get sequential shots and that's how this looks. Jake was stationary so he looks pretty much the same, Ava is definitely in motion. There are no other shots of the back of her head.

Anonymous said...

Well, Jack McCoy just posted at justjared and he said they weren't photoshopped.

bobbyanna said...

I just read that about
San Suu Kyi, UV. That's a very scarey place and she's a very brave woman.

OK. The repairman has been fooling with it for about half an hour. I asked what he thought the problem was ...and he said he "didn't know."

Monica said...

If the photographer's taking rapid exposures, he'd get sequential shots and that's how this looks.
Exactly, Anon.

Jake is photographing with a camera Canon Power Shot G10.

FluorescentLamp said...

Well that solves that then. It still bugs that he sold these pics to Splash. But whatever.

sheba baby said...

I thought about you FL when I saw Jake's left profile, he does look fine doesn't he? It must be really hard being the only pap in Philly, hee!!

The Myanmar Gov. is awful, I was hoping against hope that Kyi would be released, what a brave woman. I hope the world community continues to fight for her freedom.

Thanks for the explanation of the Jake/Ava photo and all the updates!

Try and keep cool bobbyanna!

RIP Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Paula said...

These photos from the race on MV are the best, shows such joy and fun, it sure put a smile on my face! How can someone look so hot just sippping on some bottle??!!

That is such sad and disappointing news from Myanmar, let me add my own FU to that regime as well.

UltraViolet said...

Sky has some fun with Reese and Jake over time. I always love their take on Jake!

Anonymous said...

Reese and her honey it says. Cute! ;)

Anonymous said...

The Goodheart siblings of London (Sarah and George, age 8, Eve, 11) lived up to their name, displaying both cardiovascular strength and mercy. All three decided to release their lobsters into the Menemsha Bight. George’s lobster substitute? “A Galley hot dog,” he said.

I thought this was the cutest thing. :) What a great newspaper article.

josie said...

The story about losing his sneaker is too funny! I adore these set of pictures from MV, they all look so happy, it does my heart good.

I agree that the photos of Jake and Ava, the photographe ws were taken them rapid exposures and I'm glad he did!

Anonymous said...

Jack Nicholson is still vacationing in France. Maybe Reese is on a break, too.

tweety said...

I think Nicholson isn't due back on set until September. There have been a few tweets from yesterday and today that say that Reese, Paul and Owen are back on set filming.

$25 a bottle for Liv Organic? A bit rich for my blood even though Jake looks super-sexy drinking it! Love the photo of Jake taking Ava's picture, they all seem so happy together!!

tweety said...

Liv Organic:


Nancy Dince who created the sports drink is from MV:


Anonymous said...

I'd bet Jake didn't pay for his drink...:)

UltraViolet said...

New post.