I'm not saying that Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey are anything more than hot, sweaty friends who like to do sports together and hang out shirtless on beaches in Miami. Let's just imagine that these two are actually lovers and make the bold move to come out, though. It would be difficult for them to admit, but they would be applauded for it, and "straight" men everywhere might see that it's not so bad to switch to the other side. Hell if top actors and athletes can do it, it must not be that taboo. At first it would be a big scandal, but then everyone would say how brave they are to admit it.
This will never happen because it would jeopardize McConaughey's career playing the hot sporty guy in every crappy romantic comedy. He's even signed on to do a new one with Kate Hudson. They're going to play a divorced couple looking for treasure in "Fool's Gold." Sounds fabulous:
The film centres on married couple whose eight-year search for treasure leaves them broke and out of gas. As soon as they divorce, the couple finds a missing clue that could lead them to the booty.
Jake Gyllenhaal has taken over the role of cyclist Lance Armstrong in a new movie about the Tour de France champ's life, according to reports. Matt Damon was thought to be first choice to play the seven-time winner on the big screen.
Gyllenhaal has taken over the role, and recent cycling training he has been doing with the sportsman is actually practice for the grueling role, according to Moviehole.net. The pair was recently spotted hanging out at the French event and have also been seen pedaling in the Hollywood hills with another fitness fanatic star, Matthew McConaughey.
Moviehole claims Damon pulled out of the film because of his busy schedule.
I wonder how Gyllenhaal landed that role.
Here are Lance and Matt on the beach. Thanks to DListed for these pictures.
"When Matthew called, the source tells Star, “Jen told him she was flattered, but she didn’t think it would be right to go out with Matt While she’s dating Vince."
A friend of Matt’s then tells Star Magazine, “He doesn't give up when he has his eye on someone. He’s figuring out his next move.”
Jennifer's rep denied that she received a call from McConaughy, but it could be true. If it really happened, it doesn't mean McConaughy was serious about it. He may have just wanted the publicity so that he can stem some of the rumors that he's enjoying Lance and Jake's company in every way possible. It was a pretty slick move on his part, considering he picked an actress who's technically unavailable, but hasn't gone public with her relationship.
Aniston seems to be having a hard time in her relationship with bloated paramour Vince Vaughn. While it was rumored last week that they broke up, that doesn't seem true since Vince was spotted out with Aniston and was seen leaving her house. Poor Aniston has bought a new dog to keep her company while she waits for a commitment from Vince that will never come. Maybe she should have gone out with McConaughy. At least it would have made Vince jealous.
Here is Aniston with her her new puppy [via] and Matthew McConaughey biking. [via]
WHICH hunky actor who once picked up a young man and brought him back to the Mercer Hotel for oral sex is now hanging out with a top athlete? The two are said to be more than just workout buddies.
Lance might just be a sweaty friend of McConaughey and Gyllenhaal. Hey, straight, bi, and gay guys can all hang out together and do sports without getting busy.
Countless straight guys would disagree with me, but it's kind of hot to imagine McConaughy, Armstrong, and/or Gyllenhaal getting it on. Yes I put that image in your head. If you're a semi-straight chick like me, it's not a bad one.
It's probably not true, though. Jake was said to be training with Lance so that he could play him in an upcoming movie, and McConaughey was probably just along for the, uh, ride.
McConaughey and Gyllenhaal have been spotted biking without Armstrong. Maybe they're the real pair on the down low. As long as they keep doing sports together a girl can fantasize.
Lance, Matt and Jake are shown at an ESPY awards party in mid July. Jake and Matt are seen biking together on 7/26, with one older picture of all three biking together thrown in for good measure. Pictures from Gossip Rocks and Mollygood.
"I’ve gone to Mexico & back in it, driven across Texas in it...lotta late night drives...take off at midnight and get on the open highway with the top down...top was very seldom up in my drives. Enough room in the trunk for one persons back pack, or two for real light travel."
"I admire and enjoy this car, but it’s a luxury that I’m willin to relinquish at this point because I am fortunate enough to have everythin I need, and the sale of it will help so many with the necessities in life...part of stayin connected with an on-goin cause to help those in need for the long term...besides, I can’t pull my Airstream with it!"
With so many hours of drive time, the car's going to have that authentic McConaughey smell that even the most thorough detailing job won't be able to eliminate.
Here are pictures of the car from eBay and some photos of McConaughey arriving at the ESPY awards on July 12th. [via] He looks like he went biking with Lance and Jake beforehand. If you can't grow a full beard, don't bother.
I have no idea how recent these are, but they were posted on Hollywood's Best on June 8th, so they could be recent. They look familiar but I'm not sure. Regardless it never hurt anyone to stare at Matthew McConaughey for a while.
MOVIE hunk MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY has got a bit chunky – it looks like he has been getting over his split from PENELOPE CRUZ by sinking a few lagers.
The normally ripped star showed off his expanding beer belly during an Independence Day party with his pals.
He held the bash at his Malibu mansion.
NATALIE PORTMAN and JAKE GYLLENHAAL – who are rumoured to be more than just friends – were among the guests to see Matt’s new look. But I have to say he carries the Homer Simpson look well . . .
Yeah, Matt still looks hot with a few extra pounds. He looks like he needs to suck his stomach in. He can whip himself back into stinky shape if he needs to. A few laps around the trailer park should do it.
Update: Matt doesn't look quite as fat when he's taking a jog on the beach. (inset picture via People Magazine)
Here's his ex, Penelope Cruz, out with a friend in Beverly Hills on 6/28. You don't see a lot of paparrazi pictures of her and she doesn't look like she minds being photographed. [via]
Last week, a class of disabled children from Laurel Ridge Elementary School in Decatur (GA) were enjoying a picnic at Stone Mountain Park when McConaughey jogged past. When he saw the kids, he stopped by to chat with the students and their teachers.
According to Laurel Ridge Elementary principal Mark Gordon, McConaughey told them he has a relative with cerebral palsy and was able to “talk” with the kids who rely on communication devices.
We’re told that before resuming his run, the actor even helped to load the school’s coolers back on board the bus.
Noted Gordon in an e-mail: “The teachers really enjoyed it!”
The 36-year-old was driving past a group of kids in Sherman Oaks, California, and saw they'd doused the poor feline with hairspray and were trying to light it. He screeched to a halt, grabbed the cat and hairspray, yelled at the kids and stormed off to an animal shelter. "He was so angry he went on about it for days afterwards," says a pal.
Best pals Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz like to compete when they go out clubbing - by seeing who can pull off the worst dancing...
Hayek reveals, "We start competing about who can dance the worst and who can make the silliest dance, the most ridiculous moves, completely against the rhythm and it's not easy, not when you're Latin and naturally you have (moves). You have to fight your natural instincts."
Matthew McConaughey was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame at a ceremony presented by the Austin Film Society on Friday. Other Texas natives honored included Kris Kristofferson, JoBeth Williams, Lyle Lovett, and Cybil Shepherd.
McConaughy's film Failure to Launch also opened on Friday. The film has been panned by most critics, although some say that good comedic acting and a talented support cast make it worthwhile.
Here are some pictures of McConaughy at the event. Eleven more including the other attendees after the jump.
Matthew McConaughey was said to be wearing a gold band on his left ring finger in his Wednesday morning appearance on "Live with Regis and Kelly." This comes after speculation that his girlfriend of a year, Penelope Cruz, is pregnant. McConaughey wore a ring on his right hand to the "Failure to Launch" premiere. Life and Style reported that McConaughy was sporting a wedding ring a week ago, but they used a horizontally flipped photo to prove it.
Salma Hayek showed up at the "Failure to Launch" after party in New York last night. She looks gorgeous as always. We just wish Penelope could have made it.
The "Failure to Launch" New York Premiere was held last night at the Clearview Chelsea West Theatre in New York City. Initial buzz on the film is unfortunately negative, but there is a scene in which Terry Bradshaw, who plays Matthew McConaughy's father, bares his 57 year-old butt. We've already seen Kathy Bates semi-naked in "About Schmidt" and welcome the chance to see Bradshaw's assets too.
If anyone gains a little weight or wears an unflattering dress in Hollywood, they're pregnant.
Naomi Watts is supposed to be pregnant and wore an ugly ripped-tissue dress to the Oscars that may or may not have been hiding a bump. Her hideous post-Oscar dress may have been a successful attempt to distract from her midsection.
Elizabeth Hurley ate lunch for once and was supposed to be pregnant a couple of weeks ago.
Failure to Launch will be in theatres March 10. It really looks like it's going to suck and the title could be prophetic, but I might watch it on DVD. The plot is genius. Here's the synopsis from the official movie site (which I had to transcribe and can't link properly because it's all Flash - what poor usability):
Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) has never been able to leave the nest. He's always had some reason or other, but now, his desperate parents have had enough. They hire the gorgeous and talented girl of his dreams (Sarah Jessica Parker) to get him to move out of the house
And they thought SJP was right for this role because...(?)
Failure also features Kathy Bates, Terry Bradshaw, and Bradley Cooper.
Update: Matt didn't have much to say when asked about his co-star SJP, and it's easy to infer from his comments that he didn't get along with her. Sarah blew off the suggestion that there were any problems on set.