You know how when an actor gets replaced by another actor on a TV show or in a sequel, like they did with Mrs. Banks on the Fresh Prince. I call this getting gyllenhaaled. Because when Tobey Maguire said he hurt his back filming Seabiscuit and didn't want to shoot some of the scenes in Spiderman 2, the producers threatened to replace him with Jake Gyllenhaal. And when Katie Holmes couldn't cut the mustard in Batman they replaced her with Maggie Gyllenhaal. And on the TV show Entourage, when the fictional Vinnie Chase decided not to star in Aquaman 2 and they replaced him with you guessed it...Jake Gyllenhaal.
But did you know?
Rock and Roll High School Forever starring Corey Feldman was supposed to also star Corey Haim, but he got gyllenhaaled because he was all fucked up on the drugs so an actor by the name of Evan Richards did a Corey Haim impersonation instead. Now dig on this: Corey Feldman, who provided the voice of Donatello in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, got gyllenhaaled out of the sequel because he was all fucked up on you guessed it...the drugs. He did come back for the third installment.
For my money though, the greatest gyllenhaaling of all time: the Back the Future trilogy. Everybody knows Elizabeth Shue gyllenhaaled the girl who played Marty's girlfriend in part I, but did you know this: Crispin Glover played George McFly in the first one, but Jeffrey Weissman portrayed him in parts II and III. Through the use of prosthetics and a really good Crispin Glover impersonation almost nobody could tell.
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For the first time in the history of the world, something other than porn is attracting the most Internet traffic. According to a new study out of Australia, social networking sites are now the most visited destinations online, usurping the previous king of the Internet... titties. Oh really?
Allow me to revisit something that happened a while back. John Edwards, while running for President, cheated on his wife... who was recovering from cancer. His political career is over. I think we can agree on that. Why he would risk what he risked when he risked it is beyond me. But hold on, that's not exactly why I'm so perplexed.
His mistress gave birth to a baby and he was asked if the baby was his. He claimed there was no way it could be his because of the timing of the affair. Stop. Does anybody else see a problem here? How about "There is no way it could be mine because I wore a rubber." Anybody?
Am I crazy? Because basically he is saying, "yeah, not only did I cheat on my wife who had cancer while I was running for president, I went in bareback and blew a load in this chick, but don't be crazy, the kid's not mine, the timing's all wrong".
Does anybody really think for a second that it's not his kid? I'm all for giving people the benefit of the doubt, but for fuck's sake. How about throwing a dome on it, Johnboy.
The McCain campaign took full advantage of Obama's choice of words this week, contorting them into a much talked about ad. Here is it:
But what's this? Oh snap! It's Senator McCain using the same, very common expression.