WEIRDLAND: October 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010!

Jake Gyllenhaal on the cover of Esquire magazine, December 2010 issue

Jake Gyllenhaal having lunch with Busy Phillips in Beverly Hills on 29th October 2010. Pictures by

"On a recent JetBlue flight from L.A. to Boston, a source says a female flight attendant slipped single Gyllenhaal a note on a napkin, inviting him to hang out with the crew. "He came back to chat with everyone for the rest of the flight", says the source. They were shocked!" -US Weekly

"French costume designer Jean Louis was known for dressing Hollywood royalty -- from Rita Hayworth to Marilyn Monroe -- but he also dressed flight attendants for United Airlines.
Mejia said many airlines had physical requirements and weight restrictions for its flight attendants. One went so far as to insist that its stewardesses keep identical hairstyles, wear the same brand of makeup and matching nail polish.
"They had to be single, they had to be gorgeous", Mejia said. "Some airlines required you to have good legs. There were very physical requirements."
Jet Setter Sexy Adult Flight Attendant Halloween Costume

The sexist rules changed with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Stewardesses challenged the industry and were successful in removing discriminatory policies based on sex, race, age, weight and marital status.Leonardo DiCaprio surrounded by flight attendants in "Catch me if you can" (2002)

It was during the '70s that the term "stewardess" was changed to "flight attendant" as men began joining the profession". Source:

"This Halloween, forget dressing up as a buxom bunny or tempting tigress.Those animal outfits have nothing on transforming yourself into a sex kitten like Marilyn Monroe. But how do you bring 1960s starlet style to 2010? Mad Men Costume designer Janie Bryant, whose style guide, The Fashion File , was released October 25th , offers some advice". Source:

More ideas for Halloween:
Marilyn Monroe with pumpkinsVeronica LakeBetty GrableScott Pilgrim Pumpkin

Some celebrities in their Halloween customes:
Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann and Will Ferrell.Jamie Lee CurtisAnne HathawayAmanda SeyfriedMichelle TrachtenbergAlyssa MilanoKate BeckinsaleMolly SimsParis Hilton

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jake Gyllenhaal/Natalie Portman: Love and other drugs/impossible pursuits

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jamie Randall in "Love and other drugs" (2010)

"In the romantic comedy, which opens Nov. 24, Jake Gyllenhaal goes to great lengths to sell pharmaceuticals, including sleeping with a medical office receptionist, stealing a competitor's samples and lining up dates for doctors. His career gets a boost when he begins to sell Viagra, Pfizer's famous blue pill.The movie, directed by Ed Zwick ("Glory," TV's "Thirtysomething"), is based on a memoir by Jamie Reidy called "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman."
Mr. Zwick said the love story in the movie is invented, but that the setting is based on fact. The filmmaker said he consulted doctors and pharmaceutical salespeople to get the details right. "Love & Other Drugs" takes place in the 1990s, around the time that the Food and Drug Administration both approved Viagra and relaxed policies on advertising to consumers. "Suddenly the amount of money spent in drug advertising, and the amount made in sales, skyrocketed," Mr. Zwick said.
In the film, sales reps discuss pushing products for unapproved, or off-label, uses. In 2009, Pfizer pleaded guilty to improperly marketing its products and agreed to pay a $2.3 billion penalty. "Some of those abuses are detailed in the movie," Mr. Zwick said.A Pfizer spokesperson said that the company hadn't viewed "Love & Other Drugs" and therefore couldn't comment on its content. "That said, we do not condone the sales practices portrayed in the movie trailer," the spokesperson said. "They do not conform to our policies and procedures, which hold our employees to high ethical standards." Source:

Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal as Grace Cahill and Tommy Cahill in "Brothers" (2009)

Natalie Portman as Emilia Greenleaf in "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" (2009)

"Based on the novel by Ayelet Waldman, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits casts Natalie Portman as Emelia Greenleaf - a successful thirtysomething attorney who attempts to cope with a staggering personal loss while also attempting to mend her fractured relationship with her precocious stepson (Charlie Tahan's William). Filmmaker Don Roos does a consistently superb job of adapting Waldman's book for the big screen, yet there's little doubt that the writer/director's reliance on flashbacks initially wreaks a fair amount of havoc on the movie's momentum. It's not until the backstory has been dealt with that Love and Other Impossible Pursuits really gets going, with Portman's affecting and downright compelling performance ensuring that Emelia inevitably becomes an undeniably sympathetic figure - which, given the character's prickly demeanor at the outset, is certainly no small feat". Source:

Ava Gardner & Humphrey Bogart (The Barefoot Contessa) video

A video featuring stills and scenes starred by Humphrey Bogart & Ava Gardner in The Barefoot Contessa.Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart as Maria Vargas and Harry Dawes in "The Barefoot Contessa" (1954)

Songs "Got to know the woman" and "Drive-In" by The Beach Boys.

Taylor Swift on Jake Gyllenhaal at Ellen DeGeneres Show

Taylor Swift on John Mayer & Jake Gyllenhaal & Her Songs on Ellen DeGeneres Show (10/29/2010)
Quote "Always Sometimes Optimistic Abour Love"...
To Be Aired This Monday... Nov Ist... on Ellen DeGeneres Show...

Friday, October 29, 2010

James Holzier Paparazzi video

Linked to several actresses in the past, including Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johannson and Lyndsy Fonseca, James Holzier is chased by paparazzi outside his hotel in Natchitoches, Louisiana!

Actor James Holzier caught on paparazzi video. He is rumored to be starring in the new Stephanie Meyers' film, "The Host" based on the best selling book.

Jake Gyllenhaal arriving at LAX Airport / Sunglasses cuties

Jake Gyllenhaal (wearing Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses) arriving at LAX Airport on 28th October 2010. Pictures courtesy of

More cuties wearing sunglasses:
Marilyn MonroeAudrey Hepburn (Ray Ban sunglasses)Jessica Szohr, Alexis Bledel and Emmy Rossum - Launch party for the Vogue Eyewear / CFDA Capsule Collection at Sunglass HutLeighton MeesterKirsten Dunst - sunglasses by OakleyKristen StewartRobert PattinsonEvan Rachel WoodEvan Rachel Wood in Nylon magazine, November 2010 Katherine Heigl
Angelina Jolie de Bottega Veneta 68/S
Brooke Shields - Christian Dior (Glossy 1) Lindsay Lohan - Louis Vouitton Lindsay Lohan - Ksubi Milka
Kate Winslet (sunglasses by Chanel)Stephen DorffRyan GoslingMarc Anthony and Jennifer LópezAshton Kutcher and Demi MooreChloe SevignyJared Leto - Hot Topic
Ben Stiller (sunglasses by Gucci)Zac Efron - Oliver Peoples (Maceo)Scarlett Johansson (sunglasses by Tom Ford, Nikita)James HolzierAmanda Seyfried Michelle Williams (with Matilda Ledger)Reese Witherspoon