WEIRDLAND: December 2006

Friday, December 29, 2006

Jake On Fire!

"A fire broke out at Manka's Inverness Lodge in Marin County early Wednesday after a tree fell on the structure. The local fire chief called it a total loss.

Jake Gyllenhaal and sister Maggie were staying at the inn for Christmas. Guests were seen running outside at around 2:43 am. Said a neighbor: "They weren't dressed to come out. It was early."

Daniel DeLong, chef and co-owner, said Gyllenhaal assisted with recovery efforts: "Jake was helping me pull things out of the fire."

Other well-known guests at the inn were Frances McDormand

and husband Joel Coen. No injuries were reported."


the front wall of Manka’s restaurant remained mostly standing. Sky can be seen through the windows of a guest room whose roof was consumed. Pictures from

And more information from
"Jake Gyllenhaal battled hurricanes and tidal waves
in The Day After Tomorrow,
but on Wednesday he faced a real-life natural disaster: A fire at the California hotel where he was vacationing with his family.

Gyllenhaal, 26, and his actress sister Maggie, 29, were among the guests forced to flee Manka's Inverness Lodge in the San Francisco Bay area when the two-story wooden inn caught fire around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Marin Independent Journal reports.

"Jake was helping me pull things out of the fire," Daniel DeLong, a chef and co-owner of the historic lodge where the actors had often vacationed, told the Journal.

[...] The inn and its restaurant were known as a place where A-listers could unwind in a relaxed environment: Prince Charles dined there last year, and DeLong told the Journal that over Christmas he'd cooked grits for the Gyllenhaals as well as actress Frances McDormand and her husband, filmmaker Joel Cohen.

"We just do what we do," he said.

Saturday, December 23, 2006



Friday, December 22, 2006

Riding and shopping

Jake riding his bike on 20th December in L.A. and Reese Witherspoon shopping in Beverly Hills on 19th December.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Eccentric Jake and Reese

Who, aside Jake, would celebrate his birthday riding his bike on Munholland Dr, a step of becoming the "Livestrong Yellow Man"?

Equally eccentric, Reese has gone through hard times in her marriage split, but she forgot to change her "patucos" for one pair of stylizing peep-toes.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Meryl Streep in "Rendition"

"Meryl Streep has joined the cast of New Line Cinema's "Rendition," a political thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon and being directed by Gavin Hood.

Alan Arkin also has been cast, playing a senator.
Written by Kelley Sane, the multilayered story centers on a CIA analyst (Gyllenhaal) based in Cairo who finds his world spinning out of control after he witnesses the interrogation of a foreign national by the Egyptian secret police. Witherspoon is playing the pregnant American wife of the national.
Streep is a government official who orders the rendition of the national. Shooting is under way in Los Angeles. The production also will shoot in Washington, Morocco and South Africa.

Steve Golin is producing. David J. Kanter, Keith Redmon and Michael Sugar are executive producing.

Toby Emmerich and Keith Goldberg are overseeing for the studio.

Streep, repped by CAA, is riding high on Oscar buzz for her performance in "The Devil Wears Prada."

Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs in "The Devil wears Prada".

Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in "The Devil wears Prada".
She recently joined the all-star cast of "Lions for Lambs," in which she will act alongside Tom Cruise and Robert Redford."

Source: Hollywoodreporter

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


"Candles are a gift of light,
A tiny sun, a bit of star.
No other dancer in the night
Dances with such sheer delight,
Little souls serene and bright,
Each a glimpse of what we are
Shining innocent and pure."
poem by Teilman Susato

Monday, December 18, 2006

Rachel Bilson is single

12% (273 votes)
Forget Jake and Reese - I think Jake and Rachel should hook up.

18% (409 votes)
She should totally hook up with James Franco.

8% (188 votes)
I always thought she should date the other hot OC guy Ben McKenzie.

2% (53 votes)
I vote for Rachel to hook up with Hayden Christensen while they're working on their new movie.

12% (274 votes)
Other - I have a better idea I'll leave in the comments below.

2% (47 votes)
I'm still mourning Adam and Rachel's break up and just want them to get back together.

47% (1087 votes)
Total votes: 2331

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Golden Globe for Maggie?

"I know a lot of people who were nominated. I wrote to Penelope (Cruz) and told her I was gonna kick her ass!" Maggie Gyllenhaal joked. "I don't know Judi Dench, but I'd like to." After a wrenching performance as a drug addict in "Sherrybaby,"

the best actress drama nominee feels that the accolade comes near the end of a long road she has taken with the film. "It's such a teeny, tiny movie, and it felt like I worked so hard to get it made, distributed and seen that it means so much," she said.

Brother Jake heard the news and rushed to her home in Los Angeles, where she is staying while fiance Peter Sarsgaard is out working. The news comes at a time when Gyllenhaal has her hands full. "I have a new baby, I'm nursing, answering the phone and trying to put on makeup for TV interviews, wondering if I can nurse her before I get down the hill," she said in mock exasperation. "My brother is trying to get me to eat."


Maggie has been nominated in the "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama" category. Her competitors are:

Penélope Cruz for "Volver"

Judi Dench for "Notes on a scandal"

Helen Mirren for "The Queen"

and Kate Winslet for "Little children".

Friday, December 15, 2006

Jack Twist's Hat

At the time of this posting, the hat worn by Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain has passed the $10,000 mark in a new Ebay bin, with three days still to go.

Proceeds benefit Variety Children's Charity of Southern California.

The jacket Ennis wore is

also up for auction, and compared to the hat it's a steal now for just over $1,825. This auction goes to benefit L.A.'s Outfest film festival.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Kirsten not preggers

Washington, Dec 8 (ANI):

"Hollywood star Kirsten Dunst has laughed off rumors that she is pregnant.

The Spiderman star left Hollywood watchers speculating about her impending motherhood after she was not only spotted wearing baggy clothing and ordering big boxes of sweet chocolaty treats, but also overheard complaining of lower back pain and nausea during filming of ‘Spiderman 3’.

Adding fuel to the fire was also Dunst’s reported interest in actor Toby Maguire’s newborn daughter, as well her curiosity about how Maguire’s fiancée, Jennifer Meyer, dealt with morning sickness.

However, her spokesman was adamant that Dunst was not expecting her first child. "Kirsten is not pregnant," ContactMusic quoted her, as saying.

The actress had been linked with actor Andy Sandberg earlier this year, and reportedly dating Orlando Bloom from October

after her split up with her long time boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal.

Dunst will soon be seen on the big screen when she reprises her role as Mary Jane Watson opposite co-star Toby Maguire in ‘Spiderman 3’.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Hollywood Shopping

Jake shopping in Hollywood on 11th December. Pics via IHJ, and the two close shots below "adjusted" by me.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Jake and Lindsay

Jake Gyllenhaal and Lindsay Lohan coincided at Orso Restaurant 6th December in L.A.

Jena Malone has a facial structure resemblance with Lindsay Lohan in these two pictures.