WEIRDLAND: February 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Leaving Peet's Coffee & Tea In Santa Monica

Jake leaving Peet's Coffee & Tea In Santa Monica, on 27th February 27, 2009. Pictures courtesy of

Jake will sing!

"Jake Gyllenhaal will sing! Also in casting news are Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, a Woody Allen movie, and Gossip Girl.

Jim Carrey will play the Devil who tempts die-hard Washington Senators fan Joe Boyd, who's sick of watching the Yankees win all the damn time, to sell him his soul in exchange for a victorious season. Carrey in that role makes sense. But Boyd, who magically becomes slugger Joe Hardy and helps the Senators win, will oddly, and sort of annoyingly, be played by noted rap video star Jake Gyllenhaal. His hip-hop career aside, Gyllenhaal's biggest brush with the musical was his disastrous (on purpose, I guess) "And I Am Telling You" warble when he hosted Saturday Night Live a while back. There's been nothing announced about the musical's most important part, the sexy vamp Lola (she gets what she wants) that the Devil uses to tempt Joe. May we suggest not Anne Hathaway".

Kristen Stewart in Adventureland

It's the summer of 1987, and James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college grad, can't wait to embark on his dream tour of Europe. But when his parents (Wendie Malick and Jack Gilpin) announce they can no longer subsidize his trip, James has little choice but to take a lowly job at a local amusement park. Forget about German beer, world-famous museums and cute French girls-James' summer will now be populated by belligerent dads, stuffed pandas, and screaming kids high on cotton candy. Lucky for James, what should have been his worst summer ever turns into quite an adventure as he discovers love in the most unlikely place with his captivating co-worker Em (Kristen Stewart), and learns to loosen up.

Director's Bio:
GREG MOTTOLA most recently directed the hit summer comedy 'Superbad.' He was also the writer and director of the movie 'The Daytrippers' (1997). Mottola also worked with Judd Apatow (who produced 'Superbad') and Seth Rogen (who co-wrote 'Superbad') directing several episodes of the Fox television show 'Undeclared.' He has also directed episodes of "Arrested Development" and HBO's 'The Comeback.'


Twilight premiere in Japan

The Twilight movie promotion rolled onto Japan today, where the 3 main stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner attended the Twilight Press Conference in Japan - 27th February 2009.

"For the premiere Kristen wore a one shoulder white silk jersey gown by Parisian couturier Herve Leroux.

I love the swept lines, and the chiffon skirt. This really is an elegant gown.

I know being a bit edgy is Kristen's thing, but this gown really deserved for her to have swept her hair back in a bun, or an elegant updo.

Her wild hair kinda kills this look for me. It's like day and night, the 2 just don't go together.

Earlier in the day Kristen wore a very edgy Paule Ka black leather mini dress, with illusion straps, and a white origami detailed hem.

This is were her messy hair works, not on a couture gown.

Although the hem puts me off, this dress feels more like her style. She looks more comfortable here".

Oscars 2009: Best Hairstyles and Makeup Looks

Natalie Portman

We love that Portman went for a colorful smoky eye in shades of pink and purple. Makeup artist Jeanine Lobell blended Chanel's Silky Eye Shadow Duo in Orient Express on lids and lower lash lines to get a "cool, punk rock, sexy fairy makeup" look. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston enhanced her usual look with a fun braid. This video will show you how to create this exact look at home. Anne Hathaway

Classic beauty Hathaway looked perfectly elegant. An important part of her makeup look was her defined brows. Her makeup artist used Lancome Le Crayon Poudre in Sable to fill in her brows. To recreate her hairstyle, make a deep side part and pull hair back into a low bun. Pin the front section of hair over your ear slightly, giving it a glam wave look. Amanda Seyfried

Seyfried could be in a Pantene commercial -- her hair is that gorgeous. Her soft, loose waves were the most gorgeous ones seen on the red carpet. The key to pretty curls like this is starting with very clean hair -- it will give you max shine.
Penelope Cruz

Updos are a staple on the red carpet and we loved Cruz's mid-height chignon. Watch this video to create a similar look.
Kate Winslet

Though her hair wasn't our favorite (it was a bit helmet-like), her makeup was natural yet stunning. Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey used Jillian Dempsey for Avon Pro Eyeshadow Trio in Ice Shimmer to create her shimmering lids and Lancome Color Fever Lipstick in Old Flame on lips for a polished, natural finish.

Inspiration: “My inspiration for Natalie on Oscar night was her dress… The colour was a fantastic orchid, and being Rodarte, I wanted to do cool punk rock sexy fairy make up.”

Get the LookJeanine was going for a smoky eye, and used CHANEL Silky Eye Shadow Duo in Orient Express. She used the pale pink as a base and the dark purple smoked around the eye on the lid and smudged in lower lash line.

She added CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir inside the eye, and lots of CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir-Black for thick sexy lashes. She used CHANEL Perfect Brows in Brun, using the two colours to make a strong brow, but keeping it soft.

Jeanine then used CHANEL Powder Blush in Narcisse, a flattering, bright pink shade, high on the cheek bones. She then added CHANEL Glossimer in Galactic for a more pale lavender lip. Finally, for a sexy, bronze sheen, Jeanine applied CHANEL Sheer Brilliance in Sunkissed on Natalie’s arms, shoulders, and décolleté. Source:

MAC Hello Kitty Advert

MAC Hello Kitty Advert, inspired in "Alice in Wonderland".

Friday, February 27, 2009

Catherine Hardwicke to direct "If I stay"?

Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen Stewart and Stephenie Mayer.

"The studio behind the Twilight movie series has plans to adapt a buzzy young-adult novel called If I Stay with Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke at the helm, EW has learned exclusively. The studio would not confirm the plan; a Summit insider said the parties are negotiating and a deal is not yet complete.
The book, from author/journalist Gayle Forman (Sisters in Sanity), doesn't hit shelves until April 2 but was scooped up by Summit last month. The project centers on 17-year old musician Mia who, after a violent car accident, finds herself watching her damaged body taken from the wreck. She must decide whether or not she has the will to live.

It's interesting that Hardwicke and Summit would team up again considering how the two parted ways after Twilight became a massive worldwide box office success. This reunion suggests that rumors of discord between the director and her studio may have been greatly exaggerated".

Emile Hirsch (Boys do cry) video

A video featuring images of Emile Hirsch at the Nokia Theatre, on 26th April, 2008 in Los Angeles, at the "Speed Racer" premiere, and with his girlfriend Brianna Domont. Song "Boys do cry" by Bobby Cole.

Jake and Jim Carrey in 'Yankees' musical?

"New Line Cinema is playing ball with Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal on "Damn Yankees", attaching both actors to star in a contemporized film transfer of the classic musical.

Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel are set to write the script."Damn Yankees", which bowed on Broadway in 1955 and won seven Tony Awards, focuses on Joe Boyd, a happily married middle-aged man whose devotion to a hapless pro baseball team prompts him to make a Faustian bargain with the devil to help the team. He's transformed into slugger Joe Hardy, in exchange for Boyd's soul. Boyd can break the deal, but the deadline occurs during the World Series. For good measure, the devil engages Lola, a gorgeous lost soul, to seduce the slugger and seal his fate.
The plan is for Carrey to play the devil, and Gyllenhaal to play Boyd. It's the first musical for each.

The trick is finding a balance that retains the show's classic tunes like "(You Gotta Have) Heart" and "Whatever Lola Wants", while injecting a contemporary feel on a musical that is firmly rooted in the 1950s. The intention is to get a script from Ganz and Mandel before meeting directors, and actresses who'll want to play Lola.
Gyllenhaal recently completed the David O. Russell-directed "Nailed", the Jim Sheridan-directed "Brothers," and he plays the title role in the Mike Newell-directed "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" for Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer".

Artwork in memory of Heath Ledger

"Rhys Cooper has created a tribute to Heath Ledger, a limited edition art print titled “Vote Chaos”. The site reads: “This art print has been created to celebrate his amazing performance and journey to the acclaim he rightly deserves. Based on the flood of campaign posters in support of Barrack Obama on his rise to history, this parody offers a different view, a chance for the people who wish to vote for a different set of… morals. It’s time people embrace the Agent of Chaos. Vote Chaos.” Printed on 17.9 x 26.7 250gsm recycled art paper off white/tan paper, this print is signed, numbered by the artist, limited to 200 and available for $35 on GigPosters".

Screencaps of Jake in "Blame it"

"The star-studded music video from Jamie Foxx has been released via BET on Wednesday, February 25. This would be the video of "Blame It" that features T-Pain and is lifted from his third studio album "Intuition" (2008). The video itself is another project by Hype Williams.

Foxx mainly lined up awards winners from his movie realm, such as Ron Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Forest Whitaker and Jake Gyllenhaal. Not stopping there, cameos are also made by Quincy Jones, Cedric the Entertainer, Morris Chesnut, Clifton Powell, Alex Thomas, Tatyana Ali, Bill Bellamy, Clarence Avant, Tommy Davidson and more.

The idea of having so many stars in one music video roots from his inspiration of Notorious B.I.G. "We wanted to sort of relive the Biggie (experience)," Foxx said to MTV. "Remember when Biggie did the 'One More Chance' remix video? So, we relived that. But (we have) the most Oscar-nominated and Oscar winners in one video that you ever seen."