Jake Gyllenhaal Dye-Ing To Play Kurt Cobain
18 May, 2010 Author: Catagories: Rumours

Jake Gyllenhaal would bleach his hair to play Kurt Cobain in a biopic of the Nirvana frontman’s life.

The ‘Prince of Persia: Sands of Time‘ actor is unsure if he would be a good casting, but would be willing to make the necessary changes to play the role of the troubled ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit‘ singer.

He told NME.com: “I don’t know if I’d be the right choice. But the hair from ‘Prince of Persia‘ could translate somehow. We could just bleach it.”

However, his co-star in the computer game-turned-movie Gemma Arterton does not think he would be the best choice to play Kurt and would prefer to see a new actor in the role.

She said: “I actually read a script recently, which was amazing. Someone needs to play Kurt Cobain. I don’t know, maybe they should find someone new.

“Because when you’re playing an iconic character, when you get someone really famous to play them, sometimes you’re just watching a famous person play someone else and it’s nice when it’s a completely new person.”

A number of people have been linked to the movie project recently, including British actor Robert Pattinson and ‘Iron Man 2‘ star Scarlett Johansson.

However, Kurt’s widow Courtney Love vetoed the idea of 24-year-old Robert portraying the rocker, who committed suicide in April 1994.

She said: “Isn’t that so stupid, who would cast him? That’s just wrong, no offence. I watched the ‘Twilight‘ stuff very, very recently and I get it, it resonates with the teenage girl in me, I understand epic love of that nature; I write about it all the time. But isn’t that silly?”


Was Jake's Run-In With an Ex Hot—or So Not?
1 May, 2010 Author: Catagories: Rumours

Hottie Jake Gyllenhaal sure does know how to stir it up on the Montreal set of his latest flick, Source Code. But guess what he’s pullin’ now? Apparently, stuff to make your eyes either roll—or bulge—in utter delight. Not sure how this one will hit ya.

Seems like one vintage pair of exes can be still be sexy friends:

We hear Kiki was in town visiting Jakey!

Yep, the two former lovebirds, Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Dunst, were spotted hanging out again, thanks to their synchronizing work schedules.

Sorry, but we find this to be terribly good news. See, before those mundane coffee dates with Reese Witherspoon, Jake was all about lovey-dovey lunches at Joan’s on Third with Kiki. Everybody knows it was hardly just a latte affair.

But don’t get too excited just yet: We’re told things hardly heated up in Canada, just that the two exes were hanging together. Still think it’s supersweet.

Jake has been up in Montreal filming Source Code where Dunst was in town, prior to heading to the Tribeca Film Festival, where we must say, she’s been looking fab.

Sources tell us Jake and Kirsten casually ran into each other a few times while they were out, and then possibly made it a more purposeful bump-in later on.

They seem to be on totally good terms. Unlike J & Reese.


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Jake Obsessed With British Accent After Role In "Prince Of Persia"
26 April, 2010 Author: Catagories: News & Headlines, Prince of Persia, Rumours

Jake Gyllenhaal spoke exclusively in a British accent while shooting his latest film.

The 29-year-old actor plays the lead in upcoming action movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. He had to put on an English accent for the role, and was so keen to give his best performance, he stayed in character from the day shooting began to the day it ended.

“Jake would chat with crew and visitors in a British accent,” a film set source said. “It was funny to hear this American guy talking in an accent when he wasn’t shooting. He took it very seriously.”

Jake bulked up for the film, following a strict diet and exercise regime to make sure he looked good in his skimpy costume. He was so thrilled with the way his torso looked, he spent most of his time walking around with his shirt off.

“It’s a very physical role. He was very proud of the way his body looked. He was constantly shirtless,” the source added.


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'Brokeback Mountain' Stars Predicted to Lead 2011 Oscars
19 March, 2010 Author: Catagories: Love and Other Drugs, News & Headlines, Rumours

Brokeback Mountain” ‘s stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway are the frontrunners to score big at the Oscars in 2011, according to the leading Academy Awards race website. The three stars are all tipped to claim leading actor and actress Oscars nominations for the films “Blue Valentine” and “Love and Other Drugs“.

Experts at the Los Angeles Times newspaper’s The Envelope blog also tips Angelina Jolie, Ben Stiller and Michael Douglas for Oscars gold for their roles in “Salt“, “Greenberg” and “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps“. Douglas won a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Gordon Gekko in the original “Wall Street” movie.

The film experts also predict troubled moviemaker Roman Polanski will be among the Best Director favorites for his film “The Ghost Writer” – even though he’s fighting extradition from Switzerland to America for sentencing in a 32-year-old sex assault case.

And the early favorites for Best Film, according to the website, are Danny Boyle’s new movie “127 Hours“, “The Kids Are Alright“, Brad Pitt and Sean Penn‘s “The Tree of Life“, “Inception“, western remake “True Grit“, Clint Eastwood‘s “Hereafter (2010)” and Johnny Depp‘s movie adaptation of his late pal Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Rum Diary“.


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Jake Gyllenhaal Makes Most of Eligible Bachelor Status
15 March, 2010 Author: Catagories: News & Headlines, Rumours

As reports fly that Reese Witherspoon has a new flame in CAA agent Jim Toth, Jake Gyllenhaal has suddenly become Mr. Popularity with the ladies.

First up: his hang-time last weekend with G4 hottie Olivia Munn, who was most recently linked with “Star Trek” captain Chris Pine. E! News reports Gyllenhaal chitchatted with the dark-haired looker during Saturday’s Night Before Oscars bash at the Beverly Hills Hotel after being introduced by mutual pal Jamie Foxx (huh, random).

“Once they met, Jake didn’t leave her side the entire night,” relays a spy. “They looked like they were having fun, both laughing a lot.”

The pair later moved their tête-à-tête to Soho House, but, a mole downplays, “nothing happened romantically.” Still, they supposedly exchanged digits with an eye toward getting together “soon.”

Meanwhile, armchair matchmakers are attempting to will a relationship between Gyllenhaal and his Oscar night co-presenter, Rachel McAdams, into existence.

Sure, they looked adorable onstage, but is there potential for a love connection, or is this just a case of

the public casting around for a new dream couple who we can dub with an annoying nickname (we’re partial to McGyllenhaal)?

The evidence remains circumstantial, at best: During a backstage interview with Oprah regular Nate Berkus, the buzz cut-sporting star of the forthcoming big-budget flick “Prince of Persia” held the actress’s pink purse. Also, he introduced her to a pal by joking, “This is Rachel McAdams, she’s the mother of my child!”

Life & Style adds that McAdams had her sister switch seats in the audience so she could sit next to

Gyllenhaal and (fresh breath alert!) popped a mint in her mouth while sharing a laugh with him.

Like we said, circumstantial at best.

Meanwhile, is Rachel’s ex-boyfriend and “Notebook” leading man, Ryan Gosling, moving on? Head over to the Romance Report for more on that …


Is Jake Gyllenhaal Moving On With A New Woman?
9 March, 2010 Author: Catagories: Rumours

Jake Gyllenhaal seems to be taking his time getting over Reese Witherspoon, but who could blame him? The two were dating for two years, after all. But now it seems Jake may finally be back in the dating pool: eyewitnesses spotted the 29-year-old actor out with a new girl on March 6.

“Jake was hanging out with this mystery girl all night,” one partygoer at the UNICEF/Weinstein pre-Oscar bash at Soho House in Beverly Hills tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “She was sort of a Plain Jane, didn’t look like Reese at all. The only similarity is that they were both blond and short!”

Adds the insider, “They were together all night, but they weren’t holding hands or kissing or anything like that. There were no romantic overtones, but they did seem to be very close, sitting close and chatting intimately.”

Well, we say it’s about time! After splitting in November of 2009 after nearly two years together, Reese has already been stepping out on the town with Hollywood agent Jim Toth, while Jake seems to be moving on at a slower pace.


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