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I know, I felt the same way. Then I got to this sentence: "The 27-year-old vaulted to stardom after appearing in "Secretary" as a mousy assistant."

HAHAHAHAHA! Vaulted to stardom in "Secretary" - what a crack-up. Clearly a not-too-well thought out publicity plan. What a dolt. Hey, and wasn't she in that other runaway hit, "Mona Lisa Smile?" Yep, a rip roarin' career on the horizon for this little airhead.

Posted by Oda Mae at April 25, 2005 02:41 PM

Oda Mae,

You've got to stop thinking like one of them right-wingers. :) Success in Hollywood is not measured by (snort) money. Heavens, no. Oh no, did I say something r-religious?

Seriously, I suspect that line about vaulting to "stardom" (hah!) is taken straight from her publicist's press release. The idea, I suppose, is that if one keeps saying one is a star, others will eventually believe it. Hey, it worked for Angelyne:

"Angelyne is an icon of Hollywood and Los Angeles best known for purchasing billboards advertising herself."

A look at Gyllenhaal's bio allows one to speculate about the "root causes" of her ... views:

"Niece of Eric Foner."

Search on Foner's name at and you'll get hits like this:

Ronald Radosh: "And Eric Foner, Columbia University’s most prominent historian and President of the American Historical Association, writes that he is 'not sure which is more frightening: the horror that engulfed New York City or the apocalyptic rhetoric emanating daily from the White House.' Evidently President Bush’s admonition that we 'rid the world of evil-doers' is seen as equally dangerous by Foner as the terrorist attack that killed nearly 7000 of our countrymen [Sexist™!]. The pen might be mightier than the sword; but this time, the sword was a domestic airliner turned into a lethal explosive weapon. Yet Foner is worried about our response. Perhaps he thinks that a world of 'evil-doers' is to be taken lightly, and that if we only address their legitimate concerns, all will be well. No wonder Foner hopes that our 'allies …impose some restraint on the White House.'"

Back to her IMDb bio:

"grew up in Los Angeles where she and her brother attended the prestigious Harvard-Westlake prep school."

"Earned a B.A. in English from Columbia University (1999)"

She must have been a GOOD student. She still participates in the small-r right extracurricular activities:

"During the 2003 Academy Awards, she wore a peace sign pin in support of the organization Artists United to Win Without War."

And she is clearly a product of meritocracy:

"The first six movies she made ... were all directed by her father."

"To promote her film, Secretary (2002), she posed for Playboy."

She lives up to this quote of hers:

"There is a need, especially right now in America, to be a bit provocative."

Posted by Amritas at April 25, 2005 04:51 PM

James Hudnall says Gyllenhaal has "the intellectual prowess of a lobotomized chimp."

Ah, no wonder Bush's enemies compare him to a chimp. It's projection!

Posted by Amritas at April 25, 2005 07:38 PM

Ya know I don't see what the big deal is, she is after-all entitled to her opinion. Besides which, she does have a bit of a point, our history ain't all that squeaky clean, and filled with only good deeds. Oh oops I forgot that is relativism, and that makes me a "traitor", even though I served six years in the United States Air Force...... Yeahhhh riiiight. Makes me all the more aware of how poorly we teach history, especially our own.

Posted by Bubba Bo Bob Brain at April 26, 2005 01:07 AM

Yeah, Bubba, thousands of innocent people should be killed by Islamo-Fascists because of George Custer! Right on, Duuuude!!! Tell it to the man!

Speaking of education, you aren't going to get a gold star until you finish coloring all those books you read.

Posted by James Hudnall at April 26, 2005 07:49 PM

No one has said she was not entitled to her opinion, just that her opinion, like your opinion, was a drizzling shit piece of stupidity.

Posted by Walter E. Wallis at April 26, 2005 09:48 PM

Well well, I offer a rather neutral stance and I still get excoriated by a couple right wing no-nothing asshats. Look at our recent history you two buffoons, and tell me again why the third world should look on us as this benevolent nation. We are hated for a frigging reason, and whether or not you think the reasons valid, we need to address those reasons before we continue. Then again, these thoughts make me a "treasonous-liberal". Shame your both too stupid to recognize sarcasm, when presented.

Posted by B at April 27, 2005 01:08 AM

So you think you're a treasonous liberal?

I never said you were, neither did anyone else in this thread.

"Shame your both too stupid to recognize sarcasm, when presented."

Talking to yourself is the first sight of dementia. :)

Posted by James Hudnall at April 27, 2005 04:14 AM

I have made a new practice out of MSM, celebruty etc.....who?

Posted by ArmyWifeToddlerMom at April 27, 2005 10:08 PM

The thing that most annoys me is that some empty-headed micro-celeb, who likely will be referred to as "Maggie Who?" five years from now, can use the bully pulpit of that momentary celebrity to bray whatever mindless pap they wish, and it will be accorded some small measure of weight merely because it came from the lips of a famous person. Idiocy from Hollywood faces is a long and distinguished tradition. Feh.

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you now how to make a celebrity mad......Who....
simply ignore them....

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