Jake Gyllenhaal Acts Goofy When His Best Friend’s Around

October 18th, 2007 // 17 Comments

Trying to decipher what the hell gossip columnist Ted Casablanca is saying often requires a decoder ring, but from what I can tell, in a recent post of his on E! Online, a little birdie told Ted of an eyewitness encounter between (presumably) Jake Gyllenhaal and BFF Austin Nichols that hinted that the two are actually much more chummy than just bros. The source spotted the two walking alongside one another in NYC, and had this to relay to Ted:

“All the while, they kept walking close to each other, like they were purposely trying to bump into each other, ya know what I mean?”

“At one point they had their heads briefly touching each other,” D.S. practically breathlessly relayed. “A short time after that came the friend’s arm around Jake and the whisper to the ear. Then, the whole block before they got to West 12th Street,” said the onlooker, J.G. & A.N. did a little digital dance. “Oh so cute!”

I do like that the source included in his/her findings that of the two, Jake’s buddy had the better booty, for those of you who keep track of those sort of things. And, once again, I feel like I’m missing some crucial information, since I’m not sure what a “little digital dance” entails. Dammit, does that mean they were doing the robot? Or were they texting each other along the way? Real gossip is hard.


More photos of Jake Gyllenhaal after his appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart after the jump.


By Lisa Timmons

  1. stolidog

    well, just, duh.

    although i will need to see some closeups of the booties so that i can make my own comparrison.

  2. nitiya


  3. green cardigan

    Jake looks smitten in that first pic. It’s like ‘oh, you little cutie, you’.

  4. peachpie

    oh, fingers. thanks nitiya ~ i didn’t get that either.

  5. divabunny

    i still dont get the “digital dance” thing… how does “fingers” clue you in? can someone plz be specific?

  6. angeline

    Fingers are also known as digits, divabunny.

  7. jen

    Anyone else getting sick of the “is he gay, or isn’t he?” Seriously, WHO CARES!? If he is, good for him…if he’s not, then good for him. Either way, he’s still an ok actor…

  8. Clementines

    Look, Kirsten Durst already told us Jake is the sparky player.. THE one who likes to do it in public places for the thrill of getting caught, but not with females! Namely her. She found him boring, a snooze, just pretending, going through the motions and all that and I think Reese Witherspoon may agree! Toothy Tile, reveal yourself.

  9. StraNGeLaD

    Whoah, famous man is gay shocker.

  10. Alice

    I don’t know how many of y’all are from NY, but really, “headed towards West 12th Street” is all you need to know.

  11. tony the tiger


    (1) he only “dates” other celebrities BUT he is never actually seen with them

    (2) this guy is in the rags all the time but never seen with ANY women in any of them

    (3) i went to columbia university in NYC and my younger sister was in his class before he drops out and she alleges that he was openly gay back then.

  12. la mexicana


    They caressed each other fingers hello! i.e. held hands, grazed fingers etc!

  13. petersburgva

    they were holding hands ,Ted mentions this again today in his column.

  14. Yes

    I totally agree, Jen. People are making way to big a deal about his sexuality and using insulting stereotypes to do it. Yeah like Ted Casablanca really knows what is going on with Jake’s love life. Don’t think so. He is a great actor and that is what matters.

  15. mememe

    Okay, so… #1 – if the guy is gay and #2 – he walks around practically grabbing his boyfriend, and #3 – loves the thrill of doing it in public, and #4 – is followed by the paps everywhere, then why is it that there has never been a picture catching him doing all the stuff Ted the gossipmonger claims that he does all the time??? Just askin’…

  16. anonymous

    Jake isn’t gay. Gays such as Perez Hilton love to think Jake is gay….but he’s not.

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