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Jake Gyllenhaal is in hungry mode

October 22nd, 2013 6:20pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal's passion for his upcoming movie motivated him to lose a dramatic amount of weight.
The 32-year-old actor embarked on a strict diet and fitness regime to slim down for the thriller, 'Nightcrawler,' in which he plays a struggling crime reporter in Los Angeles, and admits he was "always a bit hungry" while preparing for the role.
He told UsWeekly.com: "It takes place in a land where I think there is a desert in a lot of ways, great opulence, and at the same time, great vastness and emptiness. I knew that [Lou] was literally and figuratively hungry."
In order to feel more like ...

Taylor Swift doesn't want to date a 'bad' boy

October 10th, 2013 3:20pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift doesn't want to end up with a "bad" boy.
The 23-year-old singer finds "shady" guys attractive however she doesn't want to settle down with somebody who has those qualities and thinks she needs to "change" what she looks for in a man.
The blonde beauty told US InStyle magazine: "I think it needs to change. My friends tease me about the fact that if someone seems bad or shady or like they have a secret, I find them incredibly interesting.
"That's just a phase I've been in lately. I don't think this should be how I proceed in life. It's important to be self-aware about these thin...

Taylor Swift unsure she'll have kids

October 6th, 2013 4:20am EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift doesn't think she'll have children.
The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker - who has had failed relationships with several stars in recent years including One Direction hunk Harry Styles, John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal - once said she would love to have four kids, but now admits she can't see herself having a family of her own "anytime soon".
She said: "I love children - but I don't know if I'll have them, especially not anytime soon."
The 23-year-old singer is no longer able to imagine starting a family "without visualizing who I'd build that family with", but is so keen to...

Jake Gyllenhaal Found It 'Difficult' Working With Snakes

September 28th, 2013 11:30am EDT
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Jake Gyllenhaal found it "difficult" to deal with the snakes in 'Prisoners'.

The 32-year-old actor - who plays Detective Loki in the thriller drama - wasn't keen on working with the real-life reptiles on set and despite initially thinking he would be working with CGI - Computer Generated Imaginary - he admits being around up to 10 of the slithery creatures made the movie more believable.

Speaking on UK daytime show 'Lorraine' this morning, he said: "We had to deal with real snakes and real people - it was a difficult job. I think the reality of the movie was really important. I think a mo...

Hugh Jackman Up For The Fight With Jake Gyllenhaal

September 26th, 2013 7:15pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal tried to fight each other before shooting 'Prisoners'.

The Hollywood stars - who play Keller Dover (Jackman) and Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) in the thriller - see their characters go head-to-head when two young girls are kidnapped in broad daylight and to really understand their roles, the pair used to practice bickering with each other.

The story revolves around carpenter Keller who sees his daughter and his neighbors' offspring snatched from a quiet suburb over Thanksgiving.

Detective Loki quickly closes in on creepy Alex Jones (Paul Dano) but then rele...

Jake Gyllenhaal Recalls Missing Out On 'Mighty Ducks' Role

September 22nd, 2013 10:30am EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal was devasted after his parent wouldn't allow him to star in 1992 ice hockey movie "The Mighty Ducks." They wouldn't allow him to make a film while he was studying.
The actor movie debut in "City Slickers" the year before, but his parents wanted him to focus on school work, not film.

Gyllenhaal recalls: "I was about to apply to junior high school and it was The Mighty Ducks, and I remember them saying no... I remember crying on the kitchen counter, telling them that I hated them. The Mighty Ducks is a good movie."

The actor currently stars in "Prisoners" alongside Hugh Ja...

Jake Gyllenhaal 'Not Afraid' Of Tough Roles

September 21st, 2013 10:45pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal has grown as an actor as he's gotten older.

The 'Prisoners' actor has enjoyed critical acclaim in a slew of recent roles including his new movie co-starring Hugh Jackman, as well as 'End of Watch' and 'Source Code', and he feels he is better at choosing projects now he's matured.

He explained to MTV News: "I've had this privilege of being able to act since I was very young. I had this long career. I'm at the age where I think most of my contemporaries are beginning their career. I think of it in the same way. I think of it as a beginning too, understanding who you are as a...

Review: 'Prisoners' Is One Of The Best Thrillers In Years

September 20th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
In A Nutshell: If you can stomach the film's intense and graphic scenes, the film is worth it!  Prisoners is 2013's ”Silence of the Lambs.” It is that damn good!

At first glance, Prisoners may seem nothing more than a dark, cliché and an unoriginal thriller. There is nothing new about the all too common story of child abduction and the havoc it wreaks on families and communities. But Canadian director Denis Villeneuve avoids all the pitfalls of having a big budget Hollywood debut (he received an Oscar nomination for his first foreign-language film Incendies) and delivers a truly riveting,...

Jake Gyllenhaal had to get to grips with snakes on the set of new film

September 17th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman doubled as snake wranglers on the set of their new movie Prisoners after a case of reptiles was set loose.

Gyllenhaal had to act in a scene with the slippery co-stars because director Denis Villeneuve refused to add the snakes using computer graphics - and he reveals it was difficult rounding them all up.

He tells WENN, "Everything was done in a controlled way but ultimately there was risk in it and he (Villeneuve) wanted it to be real. The snakes were real and in every single shot they were all around. We had to go searching in the walls of the house afte...

Toronto Film Festival: Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, & More (Photos)

September 9th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Reese Witherspoon
The Toronoto International Film Festival (TIFF) has turned into a hot spot for celebrities over the last few years, and 2013 has been no exception.

We spotted several stars promoting their new films, including Reese Witherspoon who attended the "Devil's Knot" premiere over the weekend.

The actress, 36, looked sexy in a black and beige patterened dress that showed off a little cleavage. She's definitely back in shape after giving birth to her third child one year ago.

Witherspoon's new film is based on an Arkansas case in which three children were savagely murdered in 1993 and the three t...

Joe Jonas Mocks Taylor Swift's Dating History

September 7th, 2013 3:15pm EDT
Joe Jonas
Joe Jonas poked fun at his split from Taylor Swift on E!'s 'Fashion Police'.

The Jonas Brothers star - who dated the 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker in 2008 - quipped about his former flame's unlucky dating history in an interview with Joan Rivers.

The comedienne said: "Joe, you're the one who dumped Taylor Swift?"

The 24-year-old star responded: "I think it's me and a few others, but yeah."

Joe appears to be alluding to Taylor's high profile failed relationships with stars including Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and most recently, One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles.

The country si...

Taylor Swift Regrets Most Of Her Ex-Boyfriends

August 12th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has put all of ex-boyfriends on her "sh*t list."

The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' hitmaker, who has dated a string of famous men including John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner and Harry Styles, says that every one of her former flames is on her list of "biggest regrets" and thinks that love is a "ruthless game".

But despite keeping a "sh*t list" filled with her exes, the 23-year-old Grammy-winner told the September issue of Marie Claire magazine that they have helped her career.

She explained: "Every one of my regrets has produced a song I'm proud of.


Jake Gyllenhaal exits Into The Woods

July 18th, 2013 3:22am EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal has pulled out of the big screen adaptation of stage musical Into The Woods due to scheduling conflicts.

The Brokeback Mountain actor was due to star alongside Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt in Rob Marshall's highly-anticipated movie, but he backed out after his independent movie Nightcrawler got the greenlight from studio executives.

Gyllenhaal is to produce and star in the thriller, which focuses on a small-time criminal in Los Angeles, and marks the directorial debut of The Bourne Legacy co-writer Dan Gilroy.

Nightcrawler is slated to begin shooting in Octob...

Jake Gyllenhaal Goes Public With New Girlfriend Alyssa Miller

July 16th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal and Alyssa Miller
We spotted Jake Gyllenhaal and his new girlfriend Alyssa Miller taking their dog for a walk in New York City on Monday. The actor's mom, Noami Foner, accompanied them.

Gyllenhaal wore a black t-shirt with the phrase "Good Eggs" on it. Perhaps that's the food marketplace in San Francisco? Miller wore high-waisted polka dotted pants and a white blouse.

The 32 year-old actor, who has previously dated Taylor Swift and Reese Witherspoon, was first linked to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model at the end of June.

A source caught them "making out" during a lunch date in NYC, according to Us W...

Jake Gyllenhaal Dating Sports Illustrated Model Alyssa Miller?

June 22nd, 2013 4:04pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal has been romantically linked Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Alyssa Miller just three months after tabloids reported he was dating her peer Emily DiDonato.

The 32 year-old actor, who has previously dated Taylor Swift and Reese Witherspoon, was spotted dining with Miller in New York last week and sources tell Us Weekly magazine the couple is a new item.

One diner who caught the pair "making out" during a lunch date tells the publication, "They came in as a couple. They were very quiet and private, Jake seemed into her. They were both dressed down and not easily recogniz...

Tony Awards Photos: Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick & More!

June 10th, 2013 9:29am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
As more and more big-screen stars dabble with theater roles, the attention to Broadway deepens. Several well-known celebs attended Sunday night's Tony Awards, and many presented trophies at the ceremony.

Scarlett Johansson, above, received mixed reviews for her role as Maggie in the sixth revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" earlier this year. She showed up to last night's event in a conservative black dress with a matching jacket.

Last year, Jake Gyllenhaal made his off-Broadway debut in "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet." He played a man who struggled to help his overweight niece fit in...

Jake Gyllenhaal & Chris Pine considering royal roles in Into The Woods movie

May 15th, 2013 8:52pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are reportedly in talks to join Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in the movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical Into The Woods.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two actors will make their onscreen singing debuts if they sign on to play fairytale princes in the project.

The film, which will feature new Sondheim songs, will be shot in London this autumn (13).

The cast so far features Streep playing The Witch, Depp The Wolf and British comedian James Corden as The Baker.

Jake Gyllenhaal Delights Military Veterans With Poetry Reading, Donates $5000

May 9th, 2013 5:10pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
On Wednesday, Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal showed his support for our nation's heroic military veterans with a poignant poetry reading at a charity event in New York City.

The actor who star in 2005 war drama Jarhead, which is based on the real life experiences of US Marine Anthony Swofford, read the poem Dulce et Decorum Est by British soldier and leading World War I poet Wilfred Owen at the inaugural Words of War event for the Headstrong Project.

Gyllenhaal also presented the foundation, which provides mental healthcare and support for war veterans, with a donation of $5,00...

Bradley Cooper Quits 'Jane Got A Gun'

May 2nd, 2013 12:55pm EDT
Bradley Cooper
Western film "Jane Got A Gun" is facing another delay: Bradley Cooper has left the production, leaving producers to find a leading actor - again.

The project last made news when Michael Fassbender left the production so he could film X-Men: Days of Future Past instead. Soon after, director Lynne Ramsay was canned when she failed to show up to work.

Jude Law was given the lead role, but he left soon after Ramsay did. Gavin O'Connor is currently holding onto the director's chair after being hired for the gig. Natalie Portman has been attached to the production from the beginning.

Cooper wa...

Jake Gyllenhaal Dating Sports Illustrated Model Emily DiDonato?

March 6th, 2013 11:22am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has a new lady in his life after reportedly striking up a relationship with a Sports Illustrated model he met during exercise classes in New York.

The Brokeback Mountain star has been largely single since splitting from country singer Taylor Swift in January, 2011, but he's been enjoying a blossoming romance with brunette beauty Emily DiDonato for the past "month or two," according to Us Weekly magazine.

The pair is said to have met after attending the same SoulCycle spin classes in Manhattan.

DiDonato, who is based in the Big Apple, was featured in Sports Illust...

50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

December 8th, 2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...

Jake Gyllenhaal Reportedly Dating NYC Graduate Student

November 30th, 2012 9:31am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal
Earlier this month Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted walking arm-in-arm with a brunette in New York City, and it appears the two are an item.

According to the National Enquirer, the woman is Iranian Mahsa Jafarian, a 26-year-old graduate student who is working on her Master's degree.

Jake and Mahsa reportedly met on a train in September and have been hanging out together ever since.

One insider explained, "He asked for her number and gave her a call a few days later to ask how she did on an exam she'd told him about... Mahsa thinks Jake is intelligent, well-rounded and a perfect gentleman - an...

Jake Gyllenhaal's 5 Best Movies

September 22nd, 2012 8:00am EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal's 5 Best Movies
You can say this about Jake Gyllenhaal: there’s little chance he’ll ever be typecast. Thanks to his deliberate choice to vary his roles as much as possible, Gyllenhaal continues to be one of the most unpredictable actors working today. He’s done big budget blockbusters (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) and smaller, contemplative indie films (Proof, Moonlight Mile). With each film, Gyllenhaal seems to pick roles in which he can challenge himself as an actor, rarely playing the same type of character more than once.

This weekend Gyllenhaal will continue to surprise audiences with a grit...

Jake Gyllenhaal Witnessed A Drug-Related Murder While Filming 'End Of Watch'

September 18th, 2012 6:18pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal was left scarred by his first midnight ride-along with Los Angeles police officers as he prepared to play a cop in new film End Of Watch - a man was murdered in front of him.

The Jarhead star spent months patrolling the mean streets at night before filming on the gritty new movie began, and he admits the experience gave him a real taste of what police in Los Angeles have to put up with.

And his very first night on the beat was one that really tested his nerve.

He tells WENN, "The very first ride-along that I went on someone was murdered in front of me. It was a gang shoot...

'End Of Watch' L.A. Premiere Pics: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick, 50 Cent & More!

September 18th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Anna Kendrick
The "End Of Watch" premiere in Los Angeles on Monday was a star-studded event. Anna Kendrick looked lovely in a black and cream-colored gown, while Jake Gyllenhaal opted for a blue suit sans tie.

America Ferrera wore a bright turquoise gown, while Jennie Garth sizzled in a little black leather dress. Professional dancer Karina Smirnoff popped in a bright blue frock, and "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello was handsome in a black suit.

The film centers on two young police officers (Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena) who are targeted by a drug cartel after confiscating a small cache of money and fi...

Jake Gyllenhaal Got The Crap Beat Out Of Him While Prepping For 'End Of Watch'

September 14th, 2012 3:09pm EDT
End Of Watch
While getting ready to film "End Of Watch," Jake Gyllenhaal received a daily beating from teenagers at a martial arts school.

Michael Pena co-stars in the film about the long-term friendship and partnership between two police officers. The two of them spent five months working the streets of Los Angeles with police partners and the sheriff's department. They worked a 12-hour night shift three times a week to get into character as crack cops.

Gyllenhaal also spent months getting into shape, but he met his match at a Kenpo karate school in Los Angeles.

He explained to WENN, "Five days a we...

Jake Gyllenhaal 'Secretly Dated' Minka Kelly

June 14th, 2012 11:36am EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
Actress Minka Kelly can be added to Hollywood flirt Jake Gyllenhaal's list of former flames - the pair dated in secret earlier this year but the romance fizzled out.

The Brokeback Mountain hunk first asked Kelly out last autumn but she turned him down and began dating Wilmer Valderrama instead.

However, when that relationship died in April, Kelly agreed to take a chance on Gyllenhaal.

A mutual friend tells Us Weekly magazine, "Minka wasn't into Jake when he first pursued her. (But she) decided to give Jake another chance."

Nevertheless, the match wasn't meant to be and the would-be ...

Celebrities Celebrate Easter At The Beach, In Brooklyn, With Family & More (Photos)

April 9th, 2012 8:30am EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg certainly knows how to have fun on the holidays. We spotted the actor swimming with his son Brendan in Miami, Fla., after the family spent their morning attending an Easter service at church.

Wahlberg showed off his incredible body as he swung around his son in the breaking waves. The actor also relaxed on a lounge chair with his wife Rhea Durham and their daughter Grace Margaret.

He wasn't the only star who took advantage of the beautiful Sunday weather. Check out what other celebs did on Easter...

Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Phillippe spent Easter sunday at c...

Discovery Channel Fires Bear Grylls Over Contract Dispute

March 13th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Man vs. Wild
Bear Grylls is leaving Discovery Channel after six years on the air. According to an exclusive story by The Hollywood Reporter, Grylls and Discovery could not agree on appearances in two other unnamed projects.

Grylls' show, Man vs. Wild, premiered in 2006 and has been a hit ever since. Celebrity cameos included Jake Gyllenhaal, Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller. Grylls' online fandom grew when he began to eat and drink from natural sources - the most extreme being liquid squeezed from elephant dung and infamously drinking his own urine.

The show also created a debate on the new "survival real...

Jake Gyllenhaal Plays A Disturbing Serial Killer In New Music Video For The Shoes (Watch It!)

March 12th, 2012 1:42pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal In The Shoes music video
A new single and music video, "Time To Dance," from French Electro Pop sensation The Shoes stars Jake Gyllenhaal.

In the video a disturbed killing machine (Gyllenhaal) chases victims up fire escapes, behind back alleys, and through dark bars and strip clubs, bringing them one by one to their bleak and bloody demises.

The Shoes (Guillaume Briere and Benjamin Lebeau) have remixed, produced, and arranged material for a wide range of artists including Shakira, Lana Del Rey, Woodkid, Das Racist, The Virgins and many more. The band won the Innovation Award at the UK Music Video Awards for thei...

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