Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Jake Gyllenhaal undercover in NYC, Maggie and Peter shine at the MET and new pics from New Eyes

Jake Gyllenhaal is back in NYC and not only that he's posing with shrubbery. There is a reason for this. Clearly Jake is trying to distract us from TrouserGate by attempting to blend in with the local flora. While this ploy nearly succeeded, it is nevertheless clear that, if these are the same trousers that have been put through the wars during the Mumford and Jake Train Tour, they have now been put to the needle. Either that or, as some suspected, Jake is one of those men who buys countless versions of the same matching outfit, not realising that one or two will do thanks to the invention of other people to do the laundry for you.

So, enough of the trousers, what about that bag?! It reminds me of the bottomless pit of a bag that Hermione lugged around during HP 7.1. With a bag of that size and depth, I would like to pass on to Jake one of my biggest tips - colour code your possessions. Don't have a black cover for phone, iPod, Kindle, iPad, camera. You'll never find them. Here is the link to the lucky tweeter who took this picture.

Before Jake headed off to NYC, he paid a last minute visit to the Pinkberry in New Orleans with Marcus Mumford. Fortunately, we have a picture. It may not contribute to TrouserGate but any association of Jake with ice cream is fine by me. The picture originated here.

Le Smoking

While Jake was blending in in NYC yesterday, Maggie and Peter attended the MET Costume Institute Gala Benefit and both looked stunning. Maggie is wearing a Stella McCartney dress here while Peter is smoking in a 'Le Smoking' by Yves Saint Laurent. Good job Jake was back in time to babysit.

Moulin Rouge

During the publicity for Brokeback Mountain, we grew accustomed to hearing Jake talk about how he and Heath Ledger had met during the auditions for Moulin Rouge - although most of the time each had been hidden away behind locked doors. The role of Christian, as we know, went to Ewan McGregegor and it is very likely, as Jake has suggested, that Heath and Jake were too young then for the role. Today, director Baz Luhrmann has been talking about those auditions:

'Dear Heath Ledger, (he had) incredible scenes with Nicole. Because at one stage, Christian was very young, he was a younger guy, and then I was aware of Ewan but I didn't know if he could sing. Jake should do a musical. He's a wonderful actor, but (he has a) great voice, tremendous voice. He sang some (Stephen) Sondheim for me, complicated singing, great voice. When is he going to guest on Glee?' Now there's a thought...

And finally...

New Eyes for the Needy has posted pictures from its Silent Auction at the end of March this year. These pictures herald from the time when there was a little bit more hair on Jake's head than there might be now.

Includes pictures from IHJ and links. Many thanks to BBMISwear for help with bits of the post :-)


Snow said...

I had a good laugh, yet again, thanks WDW.

I really hope those jeans are "double" 'cos I think he hasn't had time to wash them... and talking shoes I saw a pic of Shia Labeouf yesterday with Jake's fave shoes. Or at least they were twins. What is it with them!?

Great post, thanks for all pix.

Maggie and Peter looked stunning last night!

LadyEkster said...

You girls are HEAVENLY! Have just read yesterday's post and its comments... hilarious. TrouserGate, LOL!
I will admit I had a little squee moment when I saw those torn pants... Jake, you animal!

I'll squee even more if Jake ever stars in an episode of Glee. Move over, Mr Shue! Where did we end up fantasizing last time, somewhere mid-way our Sue-Jake love story? *big grin* (sorry WDW, you're still not watching Glee I suppose ;))

Eureka said...

Hi everyone!
OK, if the pants are the same ones and they did not get any wash. We say here they could stand up on their own by now. So either he keeps them home as a souvenir or he burns them. ;o) ha,ha.
Love you Jake! You can be the Prince of scruff or Prince of dapper.
A musical yes please!
Thanks WDW, I've been catching up. I did not know a boat would follow the train.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hi Snow! Glad to hear I gave you a laugh - that's what I want :D Interesting about the shoes. And didn't Peter and Maggie look fantastic?!

Hey Lady Ekster! I bet you did... ;D Yep, I have never seen Glee and no intention to either except of course if a certain actor steps in.

Hi Eureka :D Jake is either a dabhand with a needle or he has multiples. Either way I like it as it shows he's super prepared :D Hope you enjoy the catch up!

I've been busy this evening. I review the occasional book (with thanks to Harper Collins) and I've done one of James McGee's Rebellion tonight.

I've also done a review of the wonderful film The extraordinary Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec on MB.

Anonymous said...

I love your take on the bag and the pants! He looks good from the front and rear :D

and Maggie and Peter look great!


Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks Sweetpea :D

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lillyrosesNjake said...

"Diary of the Traveling Pants"...a story set on the train and plane travels of one pair of beige pants. Score by Mumford and Sons.

Jeans, Jake...BLUE jeans. Next time BLUE JEANS!!!! lol

Jake is tittering on the edge of a "wanderer" look. The phone is about the only thing that keeps him with one foot still in the "scruffy but loveable" domain. lol

Anonymous said...

Great post!

I think it's the same trousers LOL
Nothing wrong with that, it's typically male...Jake's like my husband, if I don't take away his trousers after a week he'd wear it for a month!
Jake not caring how long he wears his trousers = proof he's NOT gay! Voilà!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Morning everyone!

Hi there Lilly :)

Hi 6:50 - I don't think there's anything unusual in it either - but that is very dodgy reasoning though ;)

Note to 23:36 - I loved your comment and what you said. I was sorry to see you'd deleted it - do come back :)

have a lovely day everyone!

paulh said...

If Jake does a musical, which of his recent movies should be remade in musical form? Source Code? [song: "Great balls of fire"] Love and other drugs? [song: Noel Coward's "He never said he loved me," about a doctor who loved his girl friend's various organs, but never the whole person]. "Prince of Persia? [songs: "Where or when?" and "Time after time"] Brothers? [song: "Tie a yellow ribbon 'round the old oak tree"]

Susan said...

Okay, PaulH, if it's Source Code, maybe we could also have "Let's Do the Time Warp Again" from Rocky Horror Picture Show? :)

And "This Train Is Bound for Glory" is a must - a new version by Mumford & Sons, of course! ;)

Anonymous said...

The paparazzis don't let him free!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hi Paul! Some great suggestions. I' love to see Jake serenading through song. A big power ballad :D

Jake should definitely do a 'proper' musical, Susan :D

Hi 19:54 - most of the time, fortunately, Jake gives the slip.

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