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Jake Gyllenhaal Still Thinks About Heath Ledger

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It’s been eight years since Heath Ledger died, but the actor’s death still impacts the Hollywood community, including Jake Gyllenhaal, his costar in the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain. The dude spoke up on it in an interview with People. Here are the highlights:

“Personally, it affected me in ways I can’t necessarily put in words or even would want to talk about publicly,” Gyllenhaal, 35, told editorial director Jess Cagle in the latest edition of The Jess Cagle Interview. “In terms of professionally, I think I was at an age where mortality was not always clear to me.”

Gyllenhaal had just turned 27 when Ledger died from accidental prescription drug intoxication.

“I think you live in this bubble, too, of making films … There are real friends, and there is a real community,” he said of the experience. “There is also that [new Macklemore song] where he says, ‘The curtain closes and nobody notices’ … I think that’s true, and I think that’s okay. But I think at the time, I assumed everyone would notice – and they did with Heath dying, but I think it [gave me] the experience of, ‘This is fleeting.’ And none of the attention or synthesized love that comes from the success of a film really matters at all. What matters is the relationships you make when you make a film, and the people you learn from when you’re preparing for a film. That changed a lot for me.”

“We were super young,” Gyllenhaal said. “We had no idea what the movie was going to become.”

Ledger went on to date costar Michelle Williams, and have a kid with her. Both got Oscar noms and the film was, essentially, a huge thing for the young actors to be a part of.

Very sad. Heath Ledger would have had an amazing career.

Posted Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 11:11am
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THIS Is Why Mischa Barton Left Hollywood After ‘The O.C.’

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Let’s face it, we ALL wanna know what the eff’s up with Mischa Barton, right?

She was on the hit show The O.C., then weirdly left LA for London, gained some weight, acted in some indie films, got a DUI in 2007, I guess got into fashion, went into a psych ward in 2009, sued her mom and now she’s freshly eliminated from this season of Dancing With The Stars. Pretty exciting ride. So, what gives, Mischa?

“I just got to this place where I needed space,” Barton tells People of life after being killed off her hit Fox drama. “I needed to rediscover what I loved about being an actress because, at a certain point, I was robbed of the fun aspects by being that much under the microscope.”

“It was one of those times that things culminated for better or worse,” she says. “So I moved to Europe and was able to take time and really explore who I was and who I wanted to be.”

“I needed that time for myself to really do that self-exploration and get back in touch with my roots,” says Barton, who enjoyed spending time with her “peers” as a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. “I just needed time to be me and be a regular person. That balance is important. I am nothing but happy to have had that time in my life.”

Now, as she honored that time in her life during Most Memorable Year week on Dancing with the Stars Monday, the girl says enough time has passed for her to look back with gratitude at her first years in Hollywood.

“I was 17 years old and fresh out of high school in New York when I got cast on The O.C.,” says Barton, who blogs about her DWTS experience exclusively for PEOPLE. “It was a huge time in my life and I’m grateful for it. Now, I can embrace it and be happy about it.”

Though Barton was eliminated on Monday’s DWTS, she said on-air she had no regrets, telling the crowd on-air: “It’s been a wonderful experience. It really has.”

(Via People)

I’m glad I can be there to watch it, Mischa. The actress leaving makes Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars way less compelling. Anyhow, it airs Mondays (at 8 p.m. ET) on ABC, if anyone wants to place more bets on the Jodie Sweetin horse…

Posted Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 1:13pm
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Michelle Rodriguez Is Jealous That Paul Walker Died Before She Did?!

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Michelle Rodriguez, you are literally TRIPPING.

A new clip from the brunette beauty’s appearance in the controversial documentary The Reality of Truth was recently released, and it goes deep n’ pretty controversial about costar Paul Walker‘s death.

The actress confesses to having a hard time with the actor’s passing, saying:

“I have to say, you know, when I lost Paul, I went through about a year of just being like an animal. Like, what could I do physically to just get my mind off of existentialism, get my mind off how transient life is and how we just come here and we can disappear at any moment?”

So what’d she do? Take some drugs. To get over her costar’s death she decided to go under the influence of a psychedelic plant called Ayahuasca, which is supposed to be like 10 years of therapy in one, weirdo trippy evening. Apparently, the expeirence made her realize she was, um, jealous that the late actor died before she did:

“I did everything I could possibly do to hide from myself. And I’ll tell you that my Ayahuasca trip made me sad that he left me here. It wasn’t a sadness that he’s gone. It was more like a jealousy that he’s there first.”

Oof. She doesn’t go deeper than that, but that is one DARK, weird comment. Maybe she needs to go to actual therapy, and not just work through things with psychedelics, no?

What do YOU think of her comment?

Photo: FameFlynet

Posted Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 8:08am
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Susan Sarandon And Debra Messing Are In A Serious Twitter Beef

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It’s the political battle of the redheads, Y’ALL!

Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing are in a straight up “who’s the most liberal” Twitter war, and it got UGLY. The whole thing began when Sarandon did an interview on Chris Hayes’ MSNBC show, All In. Here’s the exchange that got the controversy-ball rolling:

SARANDON: I think Bernie would probably encourage people to [support Hillary if he loses] because he doesn’t have any ego in this thing. But I think a lot of people are, ‘sorry, I just can’t bring myself to [vote for Hillary].’

HAYES: How about you personally?

SARANDON: I don’t know. I’m going to see what happens.

HAYES: Really?

SARANDON: Really. It’s dangerous to think we can continue the way we are with the militarized police force, with the death penalty and the low minimum wage and threats to women’s rights and think you can’t do something huge to turn that around. The country is not in good shape if you’re in the middle class. It’s disappearing.

(Via Salon)

A lot of people thought Sarandon was coming close to saying Democrats, liberals and progressives should stay home from the polls if Hillary Clinton gets the nomination. Sarandon was widely criticized for her “blind privilege,” by the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis and even more aggressively, Debra Messing:

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Oof. After that, a frenzy of tweets, that you can see on Susan’s Twitter feed here and Debra’s feed here.

The fact of the matter is that Susan is not advocating voting for anyone other than Bernie Sanders, even if Clinton gets the nomination. And it’s a tough place to be considering the repubs looking for nominations are the truly cringe-worthy Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

What do YOU Think about this feud?!

Photos: FameFlynet, Twitter

Posted Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 12:12pm
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