January 24, 2011, - 10:45 am

Safe? Air Marshal Too Busy Picking Up Owen Wilson to Protect Plane

By Debbie Schlussel

Federal Air Marshals are livid, and they’ve contacted me regarding this story that puts them in a bad light.  One of their own was busy–on the taxpayer dime–picking up Owen Wilson, instead of protecting the plane.  And it worked . . . for her.  Federal Air Marshal Jade Duell just had Owen Wilson’s baby.  Cha-ching!

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Federal Air Marshal/Baby Mama Jade Duell Too Busy Having Fun w/ Owen Wilson to Keep Plane Safe

Owen met Jade Duell, a U.S. air marshal, while en route to film How Do You Know with Reese Witherspoon last year on a flight from L.A. to Washington, D.C.

Several Federal Air Marshals told me it’s against the rules to get celebrities’ phone numbers and try to pick up passengers . . . while they are supposed to be protecting the plane from Islamic terrorists.  Jade Duell wasn’t put in First Class, courtesy of the federal government, to find a famous boyfriend who can pay gargantuan child support and make her set for life.  She was in First Class to look for suspicious people trying to endanger the plane and use it as a weapon.

Said one Federal Air Marshal:

Screw being a Senior Federal Air Marshal …. I’m gonna find me a mooooovie star!

As the Air Marshals told me, male Federal Air Marshals would never get away with this.  They’d lose their jobs.  But Duell, a female and apparently Asian, is a “minority” on two counts.  And they believe she is getting special treatment, all while their reputations as vigilant security on flights is being dragged through the mud in entertainment media story after story about Duell having met Wilson in First Class while she was supposed to be protecting a plane. A Federal Air Marshal notes:

If this was one of us (a dude), we would be shown the door so fast it might cause a black hole due to appear.

And the Air Marshals have a point.  As you’ll recall, a few years ago, I wrote about a male Federal Air Marshal who was a fan of the ABC anti-male yenta hag-fest, “The View” (that should have been enough to take away his man-card . . . and his FAM badge).   He gave his name and real job identity to Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar, even though he knew they are airhead blabbermouths who wouldn’t use discretion. That very day, Hasselbeck blabbed his name, cover story, seat location, and flight on national TV. After I wrote about it, that Air Marshal was investigated by his agency. For now, there’s nothing happening to Duell for her obvious indiscretion.

I have my doubts about the effectiveness of female Federal Air Marshals to begin with. They aren’t strong, and can’t hold down a terrorist.

And, now, we know they are just simply too busy trying to get in the pants of–and get a payday from–the movie star in seat 1B. Memo to Jade Duell and other female Federal Air Marshals: your job is to guard the plane, not Owen Wilson. Your job is to guard the cockpit, not Owen Wilson’s . . . well, you get the point.

We have enough reason to know we’re less safe in the skies than we were before 9/11. Now, we’ll have to worry about the Federal Air Marshal–if there is even one on the plane–and whether she’s looking for the suspicious eyes of evil-doers or too busy looking into the eyes of Owen Wilson.

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59 Responses

Sadly typical of the recruits today. Professionalism is just word bantied about academies. That’s where they TRY to instill it, but I’ve seen little of it for a long time. They also tell you about the rules for not having relationships with supervisors and coworkers due to the problems inherent in those on duty and off. But in academies I’ve seen, the instructors have first “dibs” on the fresh meat. When recruits get to their assignments, it’s “ON” again. Bets are taken and marriages are tested and destroyed. Sounds like the Air Marshals have the same issues. Idiocracy and Jerry Springer seem to come to mind.

samurai on January 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

Hey if they’re “good” enough for the armed forces, they’re plenty strong to subdue 5 terrorists from an unnamed Muslim country. We are so screwed!

JeffT on January 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

I’m not surprised to read about this either. The problem with the affirmative action hires is coupled with a lack of seriousness for the mission on the part of the Government — the lack of concern for the mission is one reason the Government believes it can hire misfits like Duell. Unfortunately, in general, the white males who are serious about their job, especially if they are older, can’t do much except wait it out, and hope, like the rest of us, that there’s no catastrophe on their watch, and that they don’t get accused of Islamophobia, the latest buzzword.

Little Al on January 24, 2011 at 11:20 am

How safe do you feel with a female air marshall on the plane anyhow? PC idiocy wins over common sense in US govt beauracracies. What else is new?

You would think with all those beautiful women in Hollywood throwing themselves at Wilson, he would have settled down with one of them. On the other hand, maybe movie stars almost wilfully choose people from out of that mad Hollywood world from a totally different walk of life. I can’t see this relationship lasting, I gotta say.

Larry in Tel Aviv on January 24, 2011 at 11:25 am

Qualifications for FAMs, at least when they were first created after 9/11, were pretty tough. The job itself, for the most part, is boring to the point that some quit and/or went to other agencies. Now this bimbo is giving the FAMs’ critics more ammunition. She should be fired, not that she will need the job if she did, in fact, have Wilson’s baby. Another gold digger that hit paydirt. Her parents must be proud.

WilliamMunny on January 24, 2011 at 11:29 am

The safest place on the range at FLETC is directly behind the target of any female trainee.

#1 Vato on January 24, 2011 at 12:17 pm

this is just besides the point but I hope this baby finally has given Wilson a reason to live…

esther on January 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Ms Schlussel

How absurd of you to denigrate women law enforcement officers! Actually, it’s even worse than that. It shows you being such a complete ideolog as to make you irrelevant. The issue of women in traditionally “male” jobs was settled a long time ago – women won their equal rights. Perhaps you’d like to make a claim as to what particular nationalities make the best law enforcement officers? Look, if you personally need a man to protect you then find one, but don’t be a judas goat and turn on your own kind.

Rocoloco on January 24, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Jon would remind us the merit principle in government is a joke. Female Air Marshals don’t need to hold down a terrorist… they just need to shoot him, which even Debbie could do. But its another thing altogether to turn the Air Marshal service into a celebrity dating service at taxpayer expense. I don’t think its likely this new Baby Mama is going to be shown the door. Its just a sign of how America is today.

NormanF on January 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm

rocoloco,

The issue of women in LE was settled a long time ago. And so this woman should follow the rules applied to all FAMs. But she will get special treatment. Ask yourself “why.” At the very least she should get days off without pay, as would happen to most folks.

WilliamMunny on January 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

The sad result of PCness. diversity and multiculturalism.

NUff’ said or I will get reallu upset.

PatriotUSA on January 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm

No Deb, you misunderstand how a female air marshall is supposed to work. If there is a terrorist on board, she is supposed to distract him by having sex with him. The fling with Owen Wilson was just a practice run.

Jonathan Grant on January 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm

The attitude shown here by the majority of commenters towards all women in law enforcement….as opposed to this being a one off…..disgusts me. I would have expected this 25 years ago. Out of the caves boys. Those days are over.

belugajedi on January 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Typical government worker. Enough said. I wish I had enough time to film these types of people and expose them.

Rinehart Video Productions on January 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I have a friend who is an air marshal. He takes his job seriously and is professional but he is overpaid. 145k a year to fly around everywhere first class. (He is not allowed to divulge whether he flies first class or coach, but I have been around him enough to figure it out).

George on January 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

What a joke! I agree with DS about female Federal Air Marshalls. Sorry to those in high-dudgeon over it, but face the FACTS.

Also, I am tired of just the black community being just sited with their explosive out-of-wedlock births. I’d like to know the percentage of Hollywood “Stars” who are baby-daddies and baby-mamas. I bet they give the NBA a run for their money.

Ladies, if you get knocked up out-of-wedlock by a dude and he won’t marry you, that means you are NOT respected. Dig? Worse than that, you are cheating your child out of having an in-tact family. I’m tired of poor peeps getting the bad rap for out-of-wedlock nonsense when in Hollywood it is seen as chic. It’s not, and they deserve to be looked down upon, too!

Skunky on January 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm

so we the taxpayer is paying for her maternity leave. Maybe they should send all the bills to owen.

ender on January 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Rocoloco..How many soldiers in combat during WWI & WWII were women? Men and women are different. They are not equal. Debbie is not denigrating women, she is simply stating realty. If this FAM were a white male he would be disciplined. A minority female will not be. If life were absolutely equal then the Supreme Court would mandate the NBA to have at least two White boys on the court at all times. If YOU don’t get a promotion, you can sue to get the position irrespective of qualifications. It goes on every day. Discrimination is discrimination.

#1 Vato on January 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm

[How many soldiers in combat during WWI & WWII were women?
#1 Vato on January 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm]

DUH?
1) Women weren’t allowed to be soldiers for the most part.
2) The USSR had plenty of women soldiers in combat situations.

Norman Blitzer on January 25, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Blitzer, you are even MORE retarded than I ever thought.

    You answered the first question CORRECTLY and that was exactly Vato’s point. DUH!!!!!

    Look at the Red Army now? Where is it? Yeah dopey, they may be making a comeback of sorts but that is mainly because terrible Americans in power are letting them. Especially Cap’n Zero. Keep on keeping on being dumb Blitzer. You help prove the Conservative arguement everytime you post (but your reputation continues to suffer because you’re so dopey).

    Owen Wilson does NOT respect women, so all you peeps gtting upset about so-called “sexism” get over it. The blatant sexist is Owen Wilson.

    Skunky on January 25, 2011 at 8:52 am

I have a feeling that even as we speak, this Jade Duell chick and Oksana Grigorieva are talking on their cellphones and verbally high-fiving each other while screaming “The Motherload!”

Irving on January 25, 2011 at 1:57 am

What a load of racist sexist shit. She has held high profile security jobs for years, and this is because of her professionalism. If she just sat there refusing to talk to anyone, she would have drawn attention to herself. I’m assuming they aren’t allowed to wear headphones. I would say now that she’s ‘outed’ she will no longer be able to work in this field anonymously, so the asinine comments about taxpayers are a load of crap too.

What? on January 25, 2011 at 4:55 am

To add onto ‘What’s’ comments – when I heard Owen was bout to become a dad – I googled Jade to see what she looked like as I didn’t recall seeing him with anyone in the weekly rags. I couldn’t find a single picture of the lady no matter how many searches I did. At first I wondered…..whats up with that…he’s been seeing her for an entire year…is he ashamed of her that he’s hiding her for some reason?? However in hindsight….. perhaps its because SHE was trying to keep a low profile to keep her job???

Anyone- male or female- who works for the government and knowingly discloses to a reporter the day to day operations they do for the government or who without the permission of their employer expresses a personal opinion without qualifying that statement that they’re speaking on their own behalf and not anyone elses – to include their employer – is of course going to get into trouble if their identity is disclosed. In the instance of the male FAM – was he smart enough to tell Behar that he did not want her to use his name and that he wanted his identity to remain confidential? If not – SHAME ON HIM. HUGE MISTAKE!!! Thats why many of us have pseudonyms – because we don’t want people who know who we are. Perhaps thats why this young lady kept out of the press for a whole year while dating one of hollywood’s ‘hottest’ stars. She wanted to protect her identity and keep her job.

People meet at work every day, they carry on day to day chit chat of no import, and sometimes they meet after hours to get to know eachother. That is absolutely OK providing they are doing the job they are paid to do. FAMS are extremely easy to pick out so they must try to blend in to the extent they can. While they sit in first class – they can’t do much of anything other than observe….and occasionally chat to the person next to them about mundane issues – while not disclosing why they are there or what they actually do. No drinking, no snoozing. Their job is not a vacation. Did you ever sit on a plane day after day – for hours on end – and still have the ability to say – the job is fun and overpaid?? Especially with the requirement of having to be away from home and family for several days when required. Its not a picnic as many LEOs have found out. It also didn’t help morale when TSA decided that the FAMS had to look ‘professional’ as opposed to blend in with the traveling public. May have well put a bulls eye on their chest.

FAMS have done great work. The recent failed terrorist attempts and flight disruptions prove this. Both males and females are able to do the job equally as well – and even chat for a few to the person sitting besides them without disclosing State secrets. We should all chat with the person next to us on a plane….it would make us more aware of our surroundings. That individual may be the person who tries to kill us or save our lives. Awareness only protects us.

We don’t know what happened here – and lumping all female LEOs into fools that can’t shoot only shows what morons some people can still be and that society has not progressed to the level we would like to think we have.

belugajedi on January 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

I would say now that she’s ‘outed’ she will no longer be able to work in this field anonymously

LOL, all you had to do is look for the pregnant woman in first class, flying back and forth across the country bragging about owen.

ender on January 25, 2011 at 10:04 am

Women on the front lines is a mistake we’ll pay for when losing is not an option. If it weren’t, we would see women in the NFL, rpofessional baseball and the rest.

But hey – those are meritocracies not affirmative-action / equal opportunity experiments in political correctness… My bad!

GC on January 25, 2011 at 10:13 am

At some point, FAMs on social networking sites like Facebook should really be put in check; a group of his fans actually found Jade’s Facebook back in April/May 2010. She was clearly happy and listing all of her future travel and holiday plans with him, telling her friends how excited she was about spending time with him – her name, his name, dates of travel included. It was not on any apparent privacy setting. I do not know if any of those trips after their initial meetings were also official work assignments, but I remember thinking it was kind of compassionate that one of the fans said “if she really is a federal employee she is making a huge mistake posting all of this on Facebook where we can see it”. So Jade was known about, but a lot of people protected her. Soon after fans posted messages about it, Jade deleted that Facebook account. She was also in photographs on celebrity gossip sites like X17 and in videos of Owen on youtube, back in April, May, and June. When she was with him in Washington, DC she took him to a machine gun shooting range under one of the embassies because her colleagues working security could let them in, he invited Jack Nicholson and Reese Witherspoon to go shooting too and they all talked about it openly in interviews – Nicholson was impressed by how a machine gun shooting “date” sounded. That’s one of the ironies of all this, I suppose – everything that made her sexy and attractive is now over if she can’t work as an FAM any longer. I can’t fault them for falling in love, but if she is still allowed to work as a FAM in any capacity after all of this I would be surprised and disappointed. With all due respect to her professionalism, she did make some very unprofessional moves during the last year. It was a kindness on the part of his fans to keep quiet once they knew what was up last summer.

Anony on January 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

I find the idea of a FAM shooting a suspect on a plane deeply disturbing. Not only does it bypass a trial and head right to execution, the catastrophic loss of cabin pressure could be just a wee bit inconvenient for the innocent passengers on the plane. /sarcasm

Better to physically subdue and detain a suspect, and for that, most women aren’t strong enough. There are exceptions, of course, such as the heavy-weight olympic weight-lifters, but they aren’t allowed to fly much, anymore, due to their size.

Michelle on January 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

What about another FAM in the same office that was openly dating a porn star that he met on a flight?

Bingo-bongo on January 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Catastrophic cabin pressure loss? You spent too much time watching hollywood movies and not enough time studying physics. I sure as hell hope the female FAMs are good shots, because you are correct it will be very difficult for them to physically subdue an attacker.

Good for Jade, she is living a dream. I don’t know what all the hate is about.

Anon on January 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Owen’s a nutjob.

That dream can become a nightmare pretty fast when dealing with an unstable personality.

But I’m sure she couldn’t care less at this point about losing her job as she’s now got those child-support checks locked in for the next eighteen years.

Sammie on January 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

FAM identities are supposed to be classified. They are deep cover. The only question remains are:

A) Was her cover blown by somebody?

B) Did she blow her cover at anytime?

C) Will she sue first or write a book like Valerie Plame?

Blown Away on January 25, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I am not sure I agree with you completely, Sammie. After reading the article from the recent Star on Jade and her past relationships, it sounds like she is probably more unstable than Owen. When she first started hooking up with Owen, she was still living with a boyfriend who was also a FAM. Then another FAM told her FAM boyfriend that she was sleeping with Owen while on assignments, the boyfriend confronted her, and Jade apparently lost it. She trashed a house and keyed a Mercedes. And she’s the one who was unfaithful?! It sounds like she doesn’t have the sense of responsibility, shame or guilt many others would. Putting that together with the lack of control she had over what she was putting on Facebook makes her sound problematic, to say the least. Then again, perhaps that kind of personality is what Owen wants, maybe he mistakes violence and drama and borderline behavior with sexiness, care, love. But on the subject of FAMs, this has been a fascinating test case. They apparently sleep with porn stars and celebrities they meet on flights, they sleep with each other and live with each other when it is against the rules, they tell on each other when they have affairs, they take vindictive action on each other’s homes and cars when their relationships end and they flip out. (Isn’t that kind of behavior enough to make people wonder if you should be anywhere near a gun?) I hope it all works out for them. And whoever mentioned that it was extraordinarily kind of the fans to protect her when she was being so public with her personal information, I think you are right, Owen is lucky to have fans like those. I only hope he appreciated their loyalty.

Grace on January 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

For Blown Away: the rumor going around the National Enquirer and the Star is that one of Jade’s own relatives blew her cover. Her family was worried that Owen might leave her after the birth of the baby, and by arranging for photos of her pregnant in Hawaii in December to be taken (calling the tabloids and saying where they would be when) they were able to force Owen to recognize her and the child publicly, make sure he would look bad if he asked her to live somewhere else, etc. I have no idea if that’s really what happened, but I do know that her uncle was directly quoted in some of the earliest stories.

Grace on January 25, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Again..the law mandates equality. If someone desires mutual respect from co-workers, it must be EARNED. I still don’t know any women who were drafted into the Army and forced into combat during Viet Nam. Hmmmmmm

#1 Vato on January 25, 2011 at 10:27 pm

It’s not about equal rights. I’m sure that Debbie and many so called minorities despise the fact that no matter how hard they try and how much work they put into all they do they are being looked down on and compared to all the lame-S slackers that acheived the same positions because of affirmative action.

Considering Jane Duell’s actions she’s no PRO Fed Air Marshall, special agent, or whatever freakin’ title you want to give her, she’s just another typical slacker government employee.

typical gov’t employee wasting taxpayers dollars…nothing new

theShadow on January 26, 2011 at 2:54 am

Seriously, everyone get over yourselves. Just because someone is at work doesn’t mean it’s against the rules to meet a stranger and have a relationship. If she met a random guy and ran off to have his baby, nobody would care. I get it, there’s a perceived payday, perhaps from her point of view. But, who cares. Ladies, put yourselves in her shoes and deny you’d take the opportunity if given the chance. Guys and male air marshals stop whining. You all can pick up girls on the job, whether it’s in an office or protecting a flight. I’m an insider on one side of this and I know how it all works. If the woman denies your advances and Mr. Air Marshal moves on, he’s not in trouble. It’s when he forces the issue that brews a problem. Anyway, I don’t care about Jade or Owen. I just hate stupid media attention and speculation about other people’s lives and actions that don’t belong to anyone but them.

Don Corleon on January 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm

ANY of you would have done the same thing in her shoes so stop hating!! Instead of making it so negative be happy for them. Shes not the only one in the world that has met someone while on the job. Get over it people.

Jane on January 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm

In reply to Don and Jane: I understand that you posted to defend Jade. Perhaps you are friends. I respect that kind of friendship and I think it’s sweet that you want to help. But can I make some suggestions? When you post about this, please realize that a lot of your comments sound like an indictment of air marshals, or of women – you’re basically saying that you think it is normal for air marshals to do these kinds of in flight sexual encounters (when we know it is disallowed), and worse, that it is normal for women in general to use men for money or to “live a dream.” I know many women who would never use a man for money or seduce a man merely because of his notoriety. You unintentionally make it sound like that is what Jade is doing when you say you all would do it too. Do not assume that any woman would do what happened here. When you defend Jade, it would help if you would concentrate on the romance of the situation; say they fell deeply in love, they were clearly soulmates from the start, that they are dedicated and committed to each other for life, that the only one for them now is each other. Please don’t buy into the media’s message that Jade is in it for the money or for the lifestyle, that is the idea that will make it all seem negative. You should try to make her sound like a good, decent, kind woman who would do anything for Owen. It’s clear that she violated the rules of her position. Now you have to make it seem like a divine plan, the very will of God that they met on that plane and fell in love. Make her likeable, if you must post in her defense.

Junior PR Team on January 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I’m afraid there is no evidence for any of this, including the original article. If she indeed talked to Owen on the plane and got his #, I don’t believe that is against FAM code. I doubt she had a Ralph Fiennes-type “in flight sexual encounter”! And the uncle saying “we all love Jade” is no evidence for some bizarre preggie photo entrapment setup – where are those photos? She obviously already had her stalkers judging from the comments – who needs Owen? I guess her new job will be personal bodyguard, and she’s well qualified.

Senior PR team on January 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm

The photos ended up in the Star and the National Enquirer in the last two issues, they were just walking down a street and you could see her baby belly. I wouldn’t say she had stalkers, she had people who warned her to stop posting personal information and travel plans with her and Owen on Facebook without setting to private. I do agree with Junior that it would help to make her a bit more likeable and romantic when people post to try and support her. It’s obviously a difficult situation. Maybe Senior is right about the FAM code, but I had not heard that it was alright for FAMs to become involved with each other or with celebrities they met in flight.

Anon on January 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Anon is right.

The photos are DEFINITELY the reason that this all came out in the first place.

They were taken on January 8 and she was due on January 11.

SOMEONE with a vested interest in making the story public (maybe it wasn’t the uncle) set out to get some undeniable photographic evidence … and before it was too late. The photographers were definitely tipped off.

Based on Jade’s golddigging behavior, she probably did it herself.

A.J. on January 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Debbie,

It continues to be a theme with you that you bring up the Air Marshal’s service. Not only do you bring up the service but you help expose identities. Yes, it may be true that their names are said on TV or that they are seen with celebrities but by you posting something on the web and then keeping it there, it allows those who might have missed the info the first time to go back and do their research on your site. You are being part of the problem not the solution. Your stories do nothing to help the service as none of these people have been fired nor has there even been any talk of that. Also, an investigation can consist of a supervisor asking a few questions and then its is over with. That is so HQ can tell people like yourself that they did something so it will satisfy your crusade to get a “story” out. Also, your recent statement about women not being able to be a Marshal was seriously off point. In that case, women shouldn’t serve in the armed forces, be cops or do anything that would require them to carry a weapon despite the fact that some of them are the best shots in the agency. I honestly think you need to do some self reflection before you go around and talk about others the way you do. Since you have no access to the facts of either of the cases you have “reported” on, you should also be careful as to what you put out on your site as most of it concerning these stories on the agency are inaccurate and close to slanderous.

A concerned flyer.

Concerned Flyer on January 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Well said concerned flyer!! I personally appreciate the Air Marshal service and what they do to keep us safe up in the air!

Me on January 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I think the Facebook scenario is questionable at best. Anyone who has had a failed relationship and a Facebook account knows how easy it is for exes to hear about each other’s Facebook business, even if they’ve unfriended each other. All it would have taken was him being told of her posting to friends only about a boyfriend, if he already heard through mutual friends who the boyfriend was, for him to go ‘ballistic’ and potentially invent the rest. Either that, or everyone knows how Facebook changes settings all the time, for example I had all of my settings set to ‘friends only’, and then I realised the one where if someone comments about my post, all of their friends can see the original post too, was set to ‘friends of friends’ by default. So the ex or his supporters could have seen stuff that way. (Or maybe there isn’t even this shred of truth to the story). And I think the opposite about the pregnancy photos (which I haven’t seen) – if someone finally noticed her baby belly and got a picture, they may have decided to make the pregnancy announcement because they were seen and they didn’t want the Star to have the scoop. It makes an interesting story if Jade or her family are psychos, but I just don’t think that is the case.

Facebook sucks on January 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Actually I remember reading about Jade’s Facebook postings on a website that follows film crews around, called On Location Vacations. Try Googling the phrase “Hall Pass Filming at Peachtree Hills Park in Atlanta”. The comments section, especially the second and third pages, have some people who worked with Jade repeating some of the things she posted in Facebook without mentioning her name. I think she had really tried to set it to private, but people were looking anyway (and as someone mentioned here, people tried to warn her to stop or redo her privacy settings.) I will say she did sound really happy and she was excited about everything she and Owen did, she was especially happy to hang out with Woody Harrelson and go jogging on the beach with Owen and his mother Laura Wilson. One person mentioned that she sounded like she was bragging to the point of being kind of overconfident or an acquired taste, but it could just be that she is young and assertive and sharing way too much information without realizing what she was doing. It does seem likely that he loves her, I hope they are happy. One other thing I remember, there was a reference to Owen and Jade going to play paintball while they were in Atlanta during the filming of Hall Pass; the paintball company put up their picture on their Facebook page, and was asked to take it down about 48 hours later. A bunch of fans saw it before it was taken down. If you Google “Owen Wilson paintball Atlanta” the paintball company’s facebook page still comes up.

Bonita on January 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

On the last page of those comments on the Hall Pass filming site, someone says they “called it” about the pregnancy. Then you can see in the previous page of comments they posted about him becoming a daddy all the way back in August. The confidentiality of this was sadly borne. She was excited and said too much online (and sharing their Blackberry messages to each other with her friends, that’s awful.) Whoever said that about the fans helping to protect her, you were right. Kudos.

Too much on January 28, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Well, I think the “Jade (or someone close to her) had something to do with making it public” theory is gaining some validity as there is a story about the couple again in the National Enquirer this week.

It quotes “a family friend” (the NE’s source? the same person who tipped off the photographers?) and basically says how her parents were unhappy about the unplanned pregnancy and how they want Jade and Owen to get married by the end of the summer and that they are quite concerned about the prenup(!). It also says that Jade wants to marry Owen but if she’s presses the subject, he will bolt (sounds like true love to me!)

So someone in her camp is obviously concerned about her standing, especially now that she’s had the baby. Maybe it’s not her but it’s someone looking out for her interests (and not above going to the tabloids in order to do it) and they should really have more discretion, as should she.

Lokks like Owen’s “pickle” got him in a real pickle with this family.

A.J. on January 29, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Reading that latest piece makes me sad for him. Her family sounds completely manipulative and desperate for a payday. I hope he only marries her if he really loves her. The part about the way they are calculating her prenup is especially chilling. Over the years there’s been so many people who have truly loved him and been completely discreet with anything he asked them to keep to themselves. In one month, this family, or friends of the family, whatever unnamed sources her family is producing, have managed to ruin the privacy he worked so hard for in Maui. He deserves someone with much more decency, class, decorum, self-control, and respect for him as a person rather than as a source of income. Shame on them. If he loves her and they stay together I hope they will learn to stop running to the tabloids to force him to do whatever they want.

Zara on January 29, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Debbie Schlussel,

You are classless to “report” this garbage. I would love to find something out about your personal life and post it on here. O thats right most reporters are scum and it wouldn’t matter anyway. Maybe you should research the FAMS mission before you write an article like this. God forbid if something ever does happen on a flight… I am sure your story would have a different tone if this FAM that you are bashing was sitting next to you and saved your life along with the rest of the people on the plane.
Thank you to all of the unsung heros for keeping us safe in the skies. How quickly ignorant people like Debbie forget about 9/11.

JOHN Q on January 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

John Q, it sounds like you did not fully understand the blog entry, or you are just doing a poorly conceived defense of Jade for personal reasons. If the latter, that is kind of you to try. If the former, keep in mind that the point of the blog entry is that FAMs themselves are critical of the behavior of FAMs who hook up with celebrities, and that the particulars of this case and the family’s exposing the case in the tabloids brought up a number of other violations of policy including relationships between FAMs and so on. It would be inappropriate to characterize this particular FAM as an “unsung hero” in any way. FAMs who do their jobs and follow their code of conduct are of course unsung heroes, just not this particular FAM. I wouldn’t be too worried about her, it sounds like she is getting everything she wanted out of the situation, and it sounds like her family will be taken care of in fine style as well. Bringing up 9/11 is laughable hyperbole considering all the FAMs who are doing their jobs with excellence every day, and have been since 9/11 and the advent of TSA; these good FAMS the very same FAMs who encouraged this blog entry exposing unprofessional FAMs to be written.

Mark on January 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm

That website Bonita mentioned is crazy – all these different people, a Facebook friend, a work colleague, people in the cities where Jade and Owen visited – all conspiring on the website to stalk them and share information. It’s scary stuff. Still, quite amazing that with all that they didn’t work out that she was pregnant (Too Much: original July comment was “I only hope that he doesn’t impulsively wind up becoming a father or married [to] this woman”.) I’m sure whether they end up married or broken up, it will be “I told you so”.

scary on January 31, 2011 at 9:20 pm

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