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Congratulations to Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard: She is pregnant with their second baby.
On top of expecting a wee addition to the Gyllenhaal-Saarsgard gang, this means Jake Gyllenhaal soon will be an uncle twice over (We're picturing lots of goo-goo noises and stuffed animals around him too).
Maggie and Peter are already parents to 5-year-old Ramona, the teeny fashion plate they raise in -- natch -- Brooklyn. News of their pending second was first reported by People.
Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard started dating in 2002 and wed in 2009. That same year, they took their act from home to the stage, co-starring in a production of "Uncle Vanya" off-Broadway.
But back to Uncle Jake.
Caring for an infant can mean sleep deprivation for any mother, so Maggie is especially lucky to have her movie-star brother on deck: Jake is known to have a very, very calming effect.
[For the record, 7:22 a.m. Nov. 29: A previous version of his post said a 2009 production of "Uncle Vanya" was done on Broadway. It was an off-Broadway production.]
When Jake Gyllenhaal stepped onto the red carpet at the Cinerama Dome for Monday night's premiere of his new sci-fi thriller "Source Code," a girl across Sunset Boulevard who had shimmied up a tow zone sign shrieked, "Jaaaaaake! I wanna have your baby!" A few people on the press line, including at least one man, nodded in agreement.
Because Gyllenhaal, flanked by "Source Code" co-stars Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright and Michelle Monaghan, was the man of the hour. In the film, he plays Air Force Capt. Colter Stevens, who is on a top-secret mission to save Chicago from a dirty bomb by going back in time -- via a parallel universe called the Source Code -- to discover who blew up a Chicago commuter train (the first in a series of planned terrorist attacks). As a result, he must relive the same eight minutes leading up to the bombing over and over again.
"I found it really freeing," Gyllenhaal said of the experience of acting inside a deeply warped space/time continuum. "A lot of times you stay within the structures and confines of the reality that you're aware of, and in this your imagination could run wild."
He also said that one of the fights in the movie was a real fight. "Duncan [Jones, the director] said, 'Just go for it.' " The fight he's talking about takes place on a train platform and it does look pretty raw.
Monaghan, dressed in a slim, white dress, said that acting out the same eight minutes over and over was a real challenge. But the highlight was working with her talented colleagues, especially Gyllenhaal.
"He's an amazing, seasoned pro," she said. "And he didn't disappoint. He's smart and charming and funny."
Speaking of funny, director Jones, jolly and sporting a fuzzy beard, said that everyone had an enormously good time working on the project.
"We had Jake, who has a very good sense of humor, and Russell Peters, who is obviously very funny, and Michelle Monaghan, who's a good laugh too," he said. "So we were having a lot of fun on the set."
Peters' sense of humor made a star appearance on the red carpet too. The Canadian comedian is one of the key players in the film but was not on the media tip sheet. So journalists, not immediately recognizing him, were not asking him for interviews, which was clearly driving him nuts.
"Where am I?" he asked, playfully grabbing a reporter's tip sheet and looking it over. "Nobody knows who I am! You know what I'd do? I'd go back eight minutes in time and make 'Access Hollywood' talk to me, and then I'd go back another eight minutes and put myself on this tip sheet!"
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Jake Gyllenhaal has had his fair share of action films, but everyone is vulnerable when using the bathroom -- as he unfortunately learned over the weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
At SXSW to premiere his new flick "Source Code," Gyllenhaal got into a scuffle Friday after a fan in the bathroom tried to photograph him -- while, um, he was using the bathroom.
"That's true," Gyllenhaal confirmed when asked about the incident. "I think it's an appropriate space to keep privacy. I hope that people wouldn't disagree with me on that."
We certainly agree -- a violation like that is all kinds of wrong. Good news: The photo-snapping fan agreed to delete the picture of Gyllenhaal in his indisposed state.
Weigh in on the poll below.
For the record, 9:35 a.m. March 18: This post has been updated to correctly give a positive answer to a double-negative question. Where it once said, "We certainly do," it now says, "We certainly agree." Which is what we meant. Thx to commenter @Matt for the nudge.
With a giant photo of actor James Dean looming over the entrance to Los Angeles' Sunset Tower Hotel, Vanity Fair welcomed an army of stars to its 2011 Academy Awards post-party.
Notoriously exclusive and always glamorous, the annual event did not disappoint as big winners including Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Melissa Leo and director Tom Hooper came with trophies in hand to greet Editor in Chief Graydon Carter.
Portman was naturally the belle of the ball, hand-in-hand with fiance Benjamin Millipied as countless people congratulated her on her awards-season sweep.
Jude Law palled around with Cameron Diaz and "Contagion" costar Gwyneth Paltrow while Gabrielle Union chatted with Jamie Foxx -- who then ran into his friend Jessica Biel. Biel and Foxx went off together to circulate while Justin Timberlake stood with Andrew Garfield and his girlfriend.
Gorgeous women weren't in short supply, including newly single Scarlett Johansson, who was engaged in deep conversation with Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter. Though this was Portman's year, few could quite contain themselves when nominee Michelle Williams floated by.
In stunning Chanel haute couture, Williams had a soft glow that stopped conversations and, frankly, assured us she'll make a convincing Marilyn Monroe in the forthcoming "My Week With Marilyn."
Let us not forget Williams' humble roots, however: She looked right at home speaking with former "Dawson's Creek" costar Busy Phillips.
Star couples -- including Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, designer Tom Ford and Richard Buckley, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts, and Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann -- put up unified fronts.
But no couple was so convincing as Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, the picture of young Hollywood come to the grown-ups' table, running back and forth between the Tower bar and terrace holding hands (yes, they were). Taylor Swift made an appearance in a gold mini, snacking from a cone full of In-N-Out Burger fries that was getting passed around. Meanwhile, her former flames Jake Gyllenhaal and Joe Jonas worked the crowd.
It's a good year to be a television star, being that many small-screen favorites were invited to film's big night: Sofia Vergara of "Modern Family" and "Glee" folks including Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Matthew Morrison made the scene.
Fellow gleek Dianna Agron showed up, looking nowhere near as traumatized as some since-debunked reports would have her after her split with actor Alex Pettyfer.
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Just as April showers bring May flowers, the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue means that Oscar is right around the corner — and the magazine has once again recruited the biggest stars in film to ring in the awards.
Who will you see on the magazine rack? Academy Awards show hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco are featured in the first part of a multi-panel cover, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds joining them.
Anthony Mackie finds himself in a Jennifer Lawrence and Olivia Wilde sandwich as the talented bunch put their best faces forward along a clubhouse bar in a shot styled with old-school showbiz glamour. Jesse Eisenberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt get Mila Kunis as some sexy topping in a little black number, while Robert Duvall surfaces behind the bar.
New "Spider-Man" Andrew Garfield perches by Rashida Jones (who is, naturally, feeding a lion cub with a bottle), along with "Country Strong" and "Tron: Legacy" stud Garrett Hedlund and the original "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Noomi Rapace.
Check out a clip of the shoot below, and tell us your thoughts on the Hollywood issue in comments.
For the record, 2:51 p.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified Jennifer Lawrence as Dianna Agron.
Natalie Portman says she'd take parenting advice from "No Strings Attached" costar Ashton Kutcher.
The newly knocked-up actress told MTV News that Kutcher would come to their movie set with sweet stories about advice he gave his stepdaughters, which showed her that he was a committed parent to Demi Moore's kids.
Did we mention that everyone's all up in Portman's business these days?
Recently engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, she oh-so-ungraciously included mention of their sex life in her Golden Globes acceptance speech.
The once-private starlet is basking in the limelight thanks to critical acclaim for playing a psycho-ballerina in "Black Swan." Honestly, we think awards should go to the actors who take on roles where they have to naturally pack on the pounds, then shed them by award season. Hear that, George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal and Matt Damon?
Pounds or no pounds, she's likely getting more awards if "Strings" doesn't ruin her chances, as "Norbit" did for Eddie Murphy. Her laugh has also taken on a life of its own.
"The weird thing is people knowing about something that's so private," she told MTV about her pregnancy. "But I mean, you get used to it. It's just wild to walk down the street and have a complete stranger be like, 'Congratulations!'"
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal are reportedly over, you guys. Sadsies. Peel yourself off the floor and ask in harmony with us: How?! Why?!
"It ended last month," a source told People magazine of the fledgling romance, which frankly stunned us upon discovery in late October.
The two first surfaced at "Saturday Night Live," together backstage mingling with host Emma Stone and cast. The next day, they enjoyed a coffee date in Brooklyn near the home of Jake's sister Maggie.
Over Halloween, the two vacationed in Big Sur, indulging in an ice cream date and poolside lounging. Flash forward to Thanksgiving and it was another family affair with the Gyllenhaals in New York. The quality time ceased over the stars' respective December birthdays and during New Year's festivities.
No word on why they're dunzo, if in fact they're dunzo. Camps for both stars are mum.
What happened to the good times, Tay and Jake? And didn't Gwyneth Paltrow set y'all up? What about her feelings?
Quality time between Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift consists almost exclusively of excessively sweet dating rituals, seemingly ripped from the lyrics of one of Swift's songs -- and Thanksgiving morning was no exception.
The power pair was spotted back in Brooklyn, hitting Park Slope's Gorilla Cafe, near Jake's sister Maggie's home, People said.
The couple enjoyed specialty lattes made with Vermont maple syrup. Swoon. In our idealizing version of the coffee date, Taylor doodled "Mrs. Gyllenhaal" on her napkin and occasionally locked eyes with Jake in his letterman jacket.
Let us not forget that the couple (who, BTW, need a nickname -- Tayke? Swillenhaal?) have previously enjoyed Italian food in the same neighborhood, plus an ice cream date in California.
Anne Hathaway is a serious actress. So don't you dare ask her about her workout regimen.
That was the lesson one reporter from a celebrity weekly learned the hard way Thursday night at the Hollywood premiere of Ed Zwick's new film, "Love & Other Drugs." The reporter, next to us on the red carpet, asked the young actress to share her "get-in-shape-fast secrets" but was quickly rebuffed by Hathaway's publicist.
"Does anyone have a serious question about the movie?" he asked.
Luckily, we did. In the film, Hathaway stars as an artist with early onset Parkinson's disease who falls for a charming pharmaceutical sales rep played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Hathaway spent time with Parkinson's patients to prepare for the role.
"I went to Parkinson's support groups, I met with neurologists, I read a lot of Michael J. Fox's writings and interviews," the actress told us. "Parkinson's disease doesn't get a lot of coverage in the media, doesn't get a lot of play in films or in story lines. So I just wanted to make sure that I did my research and did everybody justice."
Much like the dramatic strings heralding one of her choruses, or the eerie few seconds before an explosion in one of his action flicks — could this tingling in our chest signal the unthinkable plot twist of Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal actually dating?
The evidence appears to be mounting.
Last week, reports said the pair attended the "Saturday Night Live" broadcast featuring Emma Stone. "They walked around together backstage, but they were careful not to be seen too close. It was hard to tell if they were together, but everyone was shocked that she brought him," a source told People magazine.
On Sunday, Swift and Gyllenhaal joined another couple for brunch in Brooklyn. Fast-forward a week, and Us magazine has details on even more quality time.
For Halloween weekend, the pair hit California's Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, where the mag says the duo were holding hands and laughing poolside. After the holiday, they surfaced in Santa Barbara for ice cream.
"They looked at all the flavors and couldn't decide, so they asked the counter girls for help," an onlooker said.
Jake chose Swiss chocolate chip. Taylor had yogurt with rainbow sprinkles. We, meanwhile, are having three jumbo scoops of seriously!?!?
Don't get us wrong, they seem like perfectly lovely, responsible entertainers with nary a parking ticket to