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Gyllenhaal Is Great, Southpaw Not So Much

Gyllenhaal 'transcends' this predictable redemption story: critics

(Newser) - Jake Gyllenhaal plays a light heavyweight boxing champion who takes hard knocks in the ring and in life in this riches-to-rags-to-riches story, initially meant to star rapper Eminem. After gaining 15 pounds of pure muscle, Gyllenhaal has apparently also nabbed some new fans. Here's what critics are saying:
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Jake Gyllenhaal Did 2K Sit-ups a Day for Movie

He plays a prizefighter in 'Southpaw'

(Newser) - Jake Gyllenhaal plays a prizefighter in Southpaw, out this summer —and he went to great pains to bulk up for the role. He started with three hours of workouts per day and worked his way up to six hours a day; those workouts were split between boxing and strength... More »

Gyllenhaal at His Best in Creepy Nightcrawler

Actor gives a 'brilliant' performance alongside Rene Russo

(Newser) - Just about everyone is raving about Nightcrawler, a dark thriller from first-time director Dan Gilroy that currently has a 95% and 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and audiences, respectively. Jake Gyllenhaal shines as Lou Bloom, a freelance TV cameraman who finds himself immersed in crime journalism in... More »

13 Celebs Who Are in the Mile-High Club

Latest to admit it: Chrissy Teigen, Miranda Kerr

(Newser) - Model Chrissy Teigen gave a little TMI to Cosmopolitan in the June issue, revealing that she and hubby John Legend once had sex on an airplane. "We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class," she says. "We were under a blanket.... More »

9 Stars Who'd Be Rich Even If They Weren't Famous

Some of these celebs are also ... noble

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper's mom isn't leaving him any of her Vanderbilt family fortune—but we're guessing he wouldn't exactly be destitute even if he hadn't made his own name for himself. Perez Hilton rounds up 18 more celebrities who were already rich before they were famous.... More »

The One Who Really Broke Taylor's Heart? Jake Gyllenhaal

Swift lost her virginity to him, source claims

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has written a lot of sad songs about a lot of guys, but an insider tells Radar that Jake Gyllenhaal is the one who really did a number on her, leaving her "damaged goods." Swift was originally "saving herself for marriage" but ended up losing... More »

11 Celebs Who Are Godparents to Celebs

Seems like everyone in Hollywood knows one another

(Newser) - In honor of Prince George, who has seven new godparents , PopSugar rounds up 23 celebrities who are godparents of other celebrities' children. A sampling:
  • Michael Jackson was godfather to Nicole Richie.
  • Simon Pegg is godfather to Apple Martin, daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.
  • Drew Barrymore is godmother to
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Jackman's Prisoners Takes No. 1

But Chris Brown's 'Battle of the Year' wasn't

(Newser) - Despite complaints about the ending , Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal had a winning weekend with their thriller, Prisoners, taking in $21.4 million to lead the box office, reports the LA Times . Last week's winner, Insidious: Chapter 2, slipped into the No. 2 spot with $14.5 million, adds... More »

Prisoners Is Good, the End Is Not

Critics left frustrated by ending one calls 'jarring and fake'

(Newser) - If you love a good thriller, then you're in for a treat—you may just want to leave the theater before Prisoners is over. The movie, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, about a father who takes justice into his own hands to find his missing daughter, is getting... More »

20 Celebs Whose Love Lives Are Blissfully Private

These rare few keep things out of the press

(Newser) - You can hardly go a nanosecond without hearing all about the latest escapades of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West or Taylor Swift and whoever she's dating/dissing this week. But some celebrities manage to keep blissfully silent about their love lives. Huffington Post rounds up 20:
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Now Jay-Z Does Pro-Obama Ad

Plus: ScarJo, Eva, Kerry are quite unhappy with Romney's politics

(Newser) - President Obama brought in the big guns for his latest video: Jay-Z. The rapper appears in a new, nearly 2-minute video for the Obama campaign that's basically a mutual lovefest. "When the president got into office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope,"... More »

End of Watch, Scary House Tie on Slow Weekend

'Dredd 3D' underwhelms after all the Comic-Con hype

(Newser) - Ticket sales continued to sag this weekend as Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Lawrence tied at the box office and sci-fi action flick Dredd 3D fared poorly, the LA Times reports. Gyllenhaal's police drama End of Watch and Lawrence's horror film House at the End of the Street each... More »

End of Watch: Top-Notch Cop Thriller

Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña shine in David Ayer film

(Newser) - Critics are raving about End of Watch, starring an excellent Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as good-guy cop buddies in Los Angeles. It's some of director David Ayer's best work since Training Day, which he wrote:
  • The "blood-drenched and unexpectedly moving film" is Ayer's "
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Brooklyn Livid at Celebs... Who May Dodge Co-Op Duty

Maggie Gyllenhaal not fulfilling her organic food duties, claim sources

(Newser) - Maggie Gyllenhaal may be a famous actress, but she's still expected to pull her weight at Brooklyn's Park Slope Food Co-op, mmmkay? Co-op members are upset because Gyllenhaal and other VIPs are reportedly sending assistants or nannies to work their required monthly two-plus-hour shifts at the organic produce... More »

Source Code an Action Flick With Brains

Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan star in Duncan Jones' sci-fi film

(Newser) - Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a military pilot placed into another man’s life using a secret program called Source Code—where he's forced to repeat the same eight minutes perpetually in order to catch a bomber. It’s pulse-pounding but deeply human:
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Gyllenhaal in Urinal Brawl at SXSW

Jake doesn't want his picture taken in the bathroom, OK?

(Newser) - Apparently the best story coming out of the SXSW Film Festival involves Jake Gyllenhaal, a somewhat too obsessed fan, and a urinal. Journalist Erik Davis was one of many who first tweeted the rumor about Gyllenhaal going “all badass” on the fan who tried to take a picture of... More »

Why Taylor and Jake Called It Quits

After endless coffee dates, couple is no more

(Newser) - Expect a song about Jake Gyllenhaal on Taylor Swift’s next album. The cutesy pair is “over,” a source tells People . “It ended last month.” They were first seen together in October , and then were spotted at many, many coffee shops over the next couple months.... More »

Love and Other Drugs Not So Potent

Forgettable film has moments to treasure

(Newser) - Love and Other Drugs—with Jake Gyllenhaal playing a Viagra salesman who falls for Anne Hathaway's character—has a lot to offer, but critics can’t prescribe it without a few caveats. (It has a 38% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , though audiences give it a solid 70% approval mark):
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When Did 'Naked' Come to Mean 'Artsy'?

Nudity has become lazy signal of high-art aspirations

(Newser) - Love and Other Drugs is a relatively rote romantic drama, reflects Jennie Yabroff for Newsweek . But the film, in which the terminally-ill Anne Hathaway teaches cynical Jake Gyllenhaal to appreciate the little things in life, tries to distinguish itself as a high-minded movie almost solely by including nudity—lots and... More »

Jake and Anne Get Naked for EW

Why not strip to discuss a movie with lots of nudity?

(Newser) - Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway have been all over the place talking about the raciness of their upcoming flick, Love and Other Drugs—now they've gone ahead and stripped down for Entertainment Weekly to promote it. “There is that revoltingly embarrassing moment when you have to take your clothes... More »

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