Following last night's pictures of Jake Gyllenhaal leaving LAX, it's more than likely that Jake is now back in Columbia, keeping his head down and hard at work on Nailed. This is supported by a possible sighting of Jake phoned in to a radioshow.
Listener Vera phoned up this morning to say, 'I could have sworn I saw Jake Gyllenhaal eating a Homewrecker at Moe’s Southwest Grill on South Main yesterday at lunch. Oh, my gosh! I’m still tingling. Talk: Settle down, Vera. Thanks for steering the discussion away from that boring Earth Day stuff. And thanks for giving us the sixth “Nailed” sighting of the morning. I can’t get enough of those. I would have guessed Jake would have ordered an Art Vandalay instead.'
I'm obviously an ignorant Brit who has no idea what a Homewrecker is - although it does sound a little intimidating to my ears - so I looked it up. According to Moe's Southwest Grill's website, the Homewrecker is a burrito containing a 'Choice of grilled meat, beans, rice, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole.' No idea what a 'pico de gallo' is but otherwise, if I could have a veggie version, sounds better than my lunch of sushi and melon, which left me hungrier than I was before. But anyway.... The Art Vandalay is a veggie burrito and comprises 'Beans, rice, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole.' Be great with a jug of margarita.
Incidentally, one poster on IMDb has placed a comment today, which suggests, if we didn't know already, that not all is as it seems with thirdhand accounts of shennanigans on the set of Nailed: 'I was there at the state Treas. Office last Wed and saw nothing to indicate that Jake or Jessica were anything but professional. They were particularly nice to the kids on set. In fact the entire crew went out of their way to help the kids and make them feel special. James Caan did not walk right off set. He hung around trying to work things out. He seemed upset but not the crazed lunatic depicted in these posts.'
Jake's stature as fashion icon grows...
USA Today had a feature today about Green Clothes - or environmentally friendly clothes as opposed to clothes the colour of limes or fresh horse chestnut leaves. And hot on the heels of the Guardian's association of Jake with plaid (not so good) and Roger Daltry of the Who seen on UK TV wearing a version of the lung/bird t-shirt (much better) - now we have Jake named as a man who has made ecoclothing trendy. It appears that one of Jake's supposedly favourite lines - Loomstate - will now be made more widely available in cheaper versions. But if I ever see Jake wearing a pair of shorts like those pictured at the top of the article (Libertine shorts designed by Bono), we will have to have words.
Thank you, Waterstones
I was in the book shop Waterstones this week and they had a display of 'life-changing' books with quotations from staff about what these books had meant to them. There among them was Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain, with the tribute: 'Never have fewer words moved me so much. Painful, explicit, tender and tragic. The firt time a book has broken my heart - something everyone has to go through once.' Absolutely.
Includes pictures from IHJ.