Jake & Taylor: US Weekly Confirms What We Already Knew (Though I'm Guessing My Laughing for Five Full Minutes Wasn't the Reaction They Were Going For)
In Chapter 15 of the riveting social commentary I'm Stalking Jake!, intrepid author Becky Heineke (me) describes a scenario in which sometime movie star and all-the-time celebrity Jake Gyllenhaal started dating a blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman, kept it under wraps, waited until the weekend his movie opened in the United States to be officially "caught" with her by photographers, and then had those photographs unveiled to the public in the middle of the following week.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Spoiler alert: This tactic didn't help Rendition.
I went to two bookstores this morning and neither had this yet, although I did discover that US Weekly has a full Taylor Swift special edition magazine out right now, with a Justin Bieber inset on the cover and a section on Taylor's dating tips ("I love it when you're having a hilarious conversation where your stomach hurts because you're laughing so hard"). Well, Taylor, maybe you and I should date because I was laughing like that when I saw the US Weekly cover.
My friend Greta (yes, readers of the book, that Greta!) is living in Nashville right now. This is the text message she sent me on Monday:
Someday I'll tell the thrilling tale of why I am still using my same Motorola Razr from 2006... Maybe that same day, I'll tell the story about Prince William visiting Nashville in 2004 and my college roommate's sister missing him at the mall by a mere 24 hours. Nashville can suck it. But in the meantime, I anxiously await someone else's successful quest to find this magazine so the article can be scanned in and we can all mock it mercilessly.
Seriously, I could set my watch by him...
Thanks to Monica for posting the cover in the forum!