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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Happy birthday to Maggie!



Maggie has blown her cake candles today when she turned 29. Happy Birthday from Jake Weird!

Serious Jake





Jake walking errands in Beverley Hills, 14th November, possibly annoyed at paps in the first picture. In the baseball cap picture he seemed to be shooting "Donnie Darko II".

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Rendition & Anniversary






Pictures from IHJ of Jake and last one with Reese Witherspoon on their next film "Rendition" set.

"Reese Witherspoon and Jake, one of the movie industry's most eligible bachelors, are set to get together at the end of this month to film the CIA thriller Rendition.

Reese's friends predict the two may simply be unable to resist each other. Jake has a determined track record of seducing his female leads, and career-conscious Reese knows a hot new leading man is just what she needs.
"They're both young, talented and magical. I'm sure sparks will fly," says Clifford Streit, the producer of Reese's hit film American Psycho.

Reese's friends say Jake is perfect for the actress — because he's the opposite of Ryan.
"Jake is just the type of guy Reese needs round right now. It's going to be a huge boost for her ego, spending time with someone who shares so many of her values," says an insider.

Unlike the party-hard Ryan, Jake is a private man who shies away from the spectacle of Hollywood. And, like Reese, he loves to spend time at home, walking his dogs and staying in shape.
"Jake is everything Ryan isn't — he's grounded, he's a family man, he loathes the party scene and, most important, he's a one-woman guy," says an insider. Adds the source, "Jake is ripe for the picking. He hasn't had a serious relationship since splitting with Kirsten Dunst two years ago. He has a history of romancing his beautiful co-stars. When he makes eyes at Reese, you can bet there'll be fireworks."

Picking up the pieces after the end of her seven-year marriage, Reese is determined to handle her divorce with dignity – with or without a new man on her arm.
[...]
Source: The Bosh

And by the way, dear Jake Weirdos:
TODAY IS THE 6 MONTHS ANNIVERSAY OF JAKE WEIRD BLOG. YOU CAN OPEN WITH ME A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE, WINE OR BEER, EAT A CAKE OR A PIZZA AND MAKE A BRINDIS FOR A HEALTHY SHINY JAKE WEIRD'S FUTURE!
First Jake Weird post Monday 15th May

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Fab woman gets engaged


She's a timeless beauty with a resemblance to Lauren Bacall.

"She soon left for Hollywood, where, shortly after arriving, she was stopped outside an L.A. lunch spot by Jake Gyllenhaal. The actor just wanted to say how strikingly beautiful he found her." [...] Source: Elle magazine

"Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo and her boyfriend, record producer Chris Ivery, are engaged, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Ivery proposed to Pompeo on Friday, her 37th birthday, after breakfast at home. "She was surprised and thrilled," the actress's rep tells PEOPLE. Ivery presented Pompeo with a 3.5-carat emerald-cut diamond in a platinum setting from jewelry designer Tacori.

Pompeo and Ivery, 37, both Boston-area natives, grew up minutes away from each other, but didn't meet until pals introduced them in Los Angeles in 2003. They didn't start dating right away. "We were friends for six months; then one night she just looked different to me," Ivery told PEOPLE in October.

Their relationship is laid-back. "We had a great day yesterday," Pompeo told PEOPLE. "We walked on the beach, then we came home, took a shower and went out for sushi. Then we laid on the couch with the dogs and watched TV."

Pompeo added, "We were six degrees our whole lives, so I feel like we were sort of meant to be. We'll get married eventually, secretly."

According to Pompeo's rep, no wedding date has been set."
Source: People via Barbie Martini
Not just I have in common with Ellen Pompeo half of my name, plus I'm a sushi devorator as her. I'm feeling mixed with these news, I'm happy for Ellen and her fiancée, but she will always be for me Bertie Knox from "Moonlight Mile", the fabulous woman who met the shy guy in town, whom she left her past life behind with.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Livestrong and Jake





I see, Riding with the good guys... and girls. This photo serie belongs to the "Ride for the Roses Weekend Livestrong charity event" in Texas 14th October 2006.

Isn't Jake much more handsome withouth the cyclist custome? Pictures from Kreutz photography via IHJ.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Hot Batmen




Which of these three Batmen would make the best lover?
No doubt they are fine dressers, and know how to combine flattering black capes.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Sexy Voting







Jake Gyllenhaal checks his text messages after going to vote in Beverly Hills, and he proudly sports an "I Voted" sticker on his chest. He also sports another accessory, his pal Lance Armstrong's trademark "Live Strong" bracelet.
Pictures and info from IHJ.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Kirsten's Co-Stars

"KIRSTEN KISSES AND TELLS ON THE MEN IN HER LIFE"

We asked Dunst to dish on her impressive list of hunky co-stars. [USA WEEKEND, October 2005]

ORLANDO BLOOM -- "Elizabethtown" [2005]
"What people don't know is he's such a dork! I saw your magazine cover [USA WEEKEND, April 29-May 1, 2005], and he looked really cool. I wish people would stop trying to make him that way. He's so sweet and goofy, and he loves his dog. It's the way he walks; it's not putting on airs and acting however he feels. And [filming in Kentucky] there were so many crowds, and mostly girls who wanted to see Orlando. I was like, 'OK, Orlando, I'll be in my trailer!' "

PAUL BETTANY -- "Wimbledon" (2004)
"He's so wise and so ethereal, too -- it's amazing. He has a delicate way about him. But he's also strong. He made me laugh -- but it's very English humor, which I wouldn't always get. I'd be like, 'What? The bollocks, what?' "

TOBEY MAGUIRE -- the "Spider-Man" movie series
(2002, 2004 and 2007)
"I thought Tobey was adorable. We have incredible chemistry. We've been on a long journey, and we're friends. In fact, this [pointing to her necklace, a delicate gold leaf on a gold chain] is Tobey's girlfriend Jen Meyer's new jewelry line. I love it."

JOSH HARTNETT -- "The Virgin Suicides" (1999)
"I didn't think he was good-looking enough after seeing his head shot. I said, 'Sofia [Coppola, the director, who also cast Dunst to star in next year's biopic, Marie-Antoinette], are you sure?' But then I met him, and I was like, 'OK, very, very good choice, Sofia!' I was a little intimidated."

DUSTIN HOFFMAN and ROBERT DE NIRO -- "Wag the Dog" (1997)
"Robert was a little more serious and reserved. Dustin was definitely the more gregarious one, very flirty and fatherly. He kept trying to hook me up with his son, Jake. And [Jake and I] actually went out a little bit."

TOM CRUISE and BRAD PITT -- Interview with the Vampire (1994)
"Tom [produced] 'Elizabethtown.' He ran up and gave me a big hug; he has always been so proud of me. He acts very protective.
In the movie, Dunst, then 11, kisses Brad Pitt. She later said, "I hated it. It was gross! It was like kissing your brother. His lips were so dry." Today, she balks at the subject. "That's so in the past, and I was so young, and it was so not a big deal to me! When I see Brad, it's like, 'Awww!' It brings back a sentimental thing for me.

MARK RUFFALO -- "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004)
"He's probably my favorite. He brought out so much in me. My vulnerable side ... it's very easy with him. One day we were jumping on the bed in our underwear [for a scene], and it wasn't awkward. We had so much fun." Source: USA Weekend
thanks to Penny Lane!

-New Woman magazine Test: "Tell us a secret"
-Kirsten Dunst: "I have a crush on Mark Ruffalo. But don't tell anyone!" -New Woman Magazine, May 2004.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Vote for Kirsten


Kirsten Dunst has been chosen nominee in the Favorite Leading Lady category by People Choice's Award. So, besides of North America votation, you can take a minute for giving her a little victory. Aside of Cameron "joker-smile" Diaz, her tough rival is Scarlett Johansson, but I ask does ScarJo have those cute dimples? Another reason to reward her is these recent rumours about how Jake pissed off Kirsten in the Hennessy Artistry event at Capitale on 17 th October and how she also received a negative from Jake to attend a lunch that Marie Antoinette star proposed him, I don't give too much credit to this story, but if it turns to be true, I'll get very angry at him for not giving Kirsten a second (or 100th) chance.
Vote now for her as Leading Lady here (and for others) hitting "Movies". Fans can vote for their favorites in movies, TV and music at pcavote.com. Winners will be announced when the show airs live on CBS 9th January.
Source: E!online.com

Next Kirsten Film

"Paramount Vantage has acquired A.N. Wilson's novel "A Jealous Ghost" for Kirsten Dunst to star in and produce. Film 360, Management 360's feature film label, also is on board to produce the supernatural thriller, which is being adapted by Virginia-based scribe Megan Holley.

360's Ben Forkner discovered the 2005 book while on a trip to London last year. He immediately thought of Dunst, who had said she was interested in finding a dark, elevated psychological thriller in the vein of "The Shining" and Roman Polanski's "Repulsion."


Shelley Duvall as Wendy in "The Shining" by Stanley Kubrick.

Catherine Deneuve as Carole in "Repulsion" by Roman Polanski.

Dunst has not appeared in a dark supernatural thriller since 1994's "Interview With the Vampire," the movie that launched her to stardom.

Dunst, Forkner and her manager, 360's Eric Kranzler, developed a take with Holley before bringing the project to Paramount Vantage.

Holley's take detours from the book, which is written in third-person omniscient, dropping certain elements while creating new characters and story points. The take sees Dunst playing a young woman studying in London who, upon beginning a relationship with one of her professors, starts seeing demons.

Producing for 360 are Kranzler, Forkner and Daniel Rappaport."
Source: Hollywoodreporter
Thanks to Hedda Parsons for the heads-up!

Researching for this book I found this about the novel:
"There is something rather disquieting about Sallie Declan, a young American in London, and it is not just her obsession with Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, the subject of her PhD thesis. There is her decision, almost casually taken, to leave her studies for a temporary job as a nanny in a large country house. She seems to display astonishing naivety as she builds a fantasy about her emotional future there. Surely she can see it is all delusion? But a progressively darker reality unfolds as we are led inexorably towards a terrible and shocking climax. With A Jealous Ghost A. N. Wilson has written a masterpiece to rival even that of the master himself, Henry James." Source: Fantasticfiction.co.uk

"His novels include The Healing Art (Somerset Maugham Award), Wise Virgin (WH Smith Award). His study of the Victorian age, The Victorians, was published by Hutchinson in 2002 to massive critical acclaim." extracted from Amazon.com
I'm an usual reader of this genre and I was myself obsessed with Henry James and three adaptations of his novel "The turn of the screw":

"The turn of the screw" (1959) by John Frankenheimer, "The Innocents"(1961) by Jack Clayton and "The Others" (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar.