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You Will Not Recognize Jake Gyllenhaal After Weight Gain

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Jake Gyllenhaal packed on the pounds — pounds of muscle — for his latest film role. First, the dude lost 20 pounds for his role in Nightcrawler. Now he’s gained that and then some, for his role as a boxer in Southpaw. Apparently, he worked out six days a week for six hours per day. Six hours. That’s a full time job. And here are the results:

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According to the director (Antoine Fuqua), this is role is gonna be a game changer. Via PEOPLE:

Jake is going to change how people see him. I had him training twice a day in the boxing ring.

… We literally turned him into a beast.

So what do you think of this new look? Upgrade or downgrade? Personally, I’m speechless. I don’t even recognize Mr. Gyllenhaal in there. It’s kind of scary.

What do you think of his latest look?

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Mickey Rourke Returns To Boxing; Defeats 29-Year-Old

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This one is a little bizarre. Mickey Rourke has returned to boxing at the age of 62, and defeated a 29-year-old Elliot Seymour. For once, Rourke is making headlines for something other than his plastic surgery, and I for one, salute him.

The fight took place in Moscow, and was Mr. Rourke’s first fight in 20 years. Here are more details from ABC News:

Rourke prepared in a dressing room in front of a shrine featuring candles, images of saints, and photographs of his dogs. Rourke said he had been in mourning for his recently-deceased Chihuahua.

He took to the ring in a Stetson hat, a red-and-gold robe and shiny gold gloves, repeatedly crossing himself.

Rourke, who had said he lost 35 lbs (16 kilograms) to prepare to the fight, was much thinner than in his best-known cinematic fighting persona, when he bulked up to play the title character in 2008′s “The Wrestler.” His shorts bore his ring nickname from the 1990s, Marielito, with a Spanish-language message reading “always handsome.”

The fight was held at a pedestrian pace, with both Rourke and Seymour frequently backing away from one another and letting down their guard.

Several of Rourke’s punches appeared illegal. His final punch struck the stumbling Seymour on the buttocks and the 29-year-old went down to all fours until the referee stopped the contest. The Russian crowd chanted “Misha,” a short form of the Russian name Mikhail, in Rourke’s honor.

Dudes, I can’t imagine anything scarier than a 62-year-old Mickey Rourke coming at me in a boxing ring. Which is why I am not a boxer.

A lot of people are saying this was rigged, and I can understand why they’re saying that. Rourke’s punches were described as “flimsy”, and yet, Seymour went down, hard. The whole thing was a little odd. Here it is, if you wanna watch it:

 

 

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Jennifer Lawrence Sings Her Way To The Top 40 Charts — Listen

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Hot damn, Jennifer Lawrence is having a good week. First, Forbes named her the 7th richest celeb under 30, and now she’s set to conquer the music world. She’s starting off by releasing a track, “The Hanging Tree” from the latest Hunger Games film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. And according to PEOPLE, she’s off to a great start — the track hit number 29 in the Top 40 chart in the UK.

I gotta admit, I was really skeptical at first, and I’m also about reaching my Jennifer Lawrence quota, but after hearing the song, I’ll be real and say, goddamn, there is nothing this young woman can’t do. Her mellow voice is perfect for the song, and I would totally listen to more.

Listen for yourself and tell me, what do you think? Would you listen to a Jennifer Lawrence album?

 

 

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Emily Blunt saved Meryl Streep’s life

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Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep has been thick as thieves since filming The Devil Wears Prada back in 2005, and I love it because I love them and find it adorable when two awesome people turn out to be friends. I know, I’m weird. Anyhow, they recently got the chance to reunite for Into the Woods, where Meryl once again played an evil witch (of a different kind, this time around) and Emily was forced to serve her.

While on set, apparently Meryl almost injured herself and Emily caught her and it was all a very funny story that Emily told on The Late Show with David Letterman this week (via US Weekly).

“I did save her life. We were rehearsing a scene where she’s playing the witch and she’s supposed to jump onto the table with a cape and everything.”

“I just saw this thing happen in slow-motion… You know when you see something awful happen and it’s like the sound cuts out, you know? Meryl Streep’s foot got caught in her cape and we just started to watch her slowly topple head-first toward the concrete floor.”

“[Director] Rob Marshall and James Corden froze, didn’t move, and the pregnant woman caught her. I caught her!”

“She owes me! She should play my lowly dressmaker. She owes me bigtime. She was tormenting me in [Devil's Wears Prada], and now she’s tormenting me in this movie. She’s this witch that has cast this horrible spell on our house. I just said, ‘This is it.’ We couldn’t have any other dynamic now. ‘You just have to hate me in films.’”

“She owes me, that’s why I think at some point I should play the Queen of Versailles and she can be my lowly dressmaker,” Blunt added. “I did mention it to her. I think it’s a great idea and I mentioned it to her, and her response was, ‘Dream on.’ That’s Meryl Streep… She’s so amazing, it’s annoying at this point. It’s annoying.”

Ha, cute! Frankly, I would watch any movie that Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep did together, regardless of what it was about, whether it was nine hours long, whatever. I’m into it.

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Shia LaBeouf says he was raped by a woman during his #IAMSORRY performance art piece

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I’m not really sure what to make of this one, but here goes nothing. You know how Shia LaBeouf did that whole #IAMSORRY performance art thing in Los Angeles back in February, where he sat in a chair with a paper bag over his head and let people say and do whatever they wanted in the room with him? Well, it seems now he’s saying that he was stripped and raped by a woman during that time – a revelation he made in an email interview with a journalist from Dazed, apparently.

Did any experiences stand out to you as particularly moving or unsettling?

Shia LaBeouf: One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me… There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with dishevelled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well. On top of that my girl was in line to see me, because it was Valentine’s Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event – we were separated for five days, no communication. So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it travelled through the line. When she came in she asked for an explanation, and I couldn’t speak, so we both sat with this unexplained trauma silently. It was painful.

Huh. Well, it would be wrong of me to discount accusations like these just because they came from a man, or just because they came from someone who has a history of being incredibly mentally unstable and has a penchant for lying. It all just seems so bizarre, so nonchalant, and I kinda can’t see this actually happening. Performance art or not, you don’t just sit there while someone is raping you. There are limitations.

This whole thing is far too complicated for me to even delve into, so I’ll just leave this story with you, but… like, WHAT?

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Ariana Grande’s baby voice annoys boyfriend Big Sean

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Big Sean seems to have a thing for dramatic women. First he was engaged to Queen Crazy Naya Rivera and now he’s moved on to Ariana Grande, who apparently insists on talking in a baby voice at all times, even at restaurants and while having sex. Big Sean is none too pleased about this, according to an “insider”, and finds it incredibly annoying.

From Star magazine:

The ‘Break Free’ singer, 21, who has been dating rapper Big Sean, 26, since AUgust, has been driving her beau up the wall with her constant need to talk in a baby voice. “Instead of saying, ‘I’m thirsty,’, she’ll pout her lips and say, ‘I want to dwink a widdle joosh,’” a pal tells Star. “Sean thought she was kidding at first, but now he’s had it.” To make matters worse (or more disturbing), insiders say Ariana brings out the baby talk when she and Sean get intimate. So wrong on so many levels!

HAHAH! I love this story so, so much. A wittle joosh! God help us everyone. For some reason, even though Star is full of shit, I can TOTALLY see this being right. It’s almost a little TOO ridiculous to make up (and if someone did, seriously, hats off for creativity and humour!).

What do you think? Does Ariana walk around talking in a baby voice?

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Scott Stapp from Creed is in a psych ward now

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Creed, that band that everyone really loves to hate, is fucking awful. Scott Stapp, the band’s lead singer, is even worse – only now I feel sorta bad for saying that since he’s been placed on a psychiatric hold because he’s going crazy and thinks ISIS is planning an attack against his son and that criticizing Obama publicly is what started his downfall. Uh… wow.

From TMZ:

TMZ has obtained a Madison County Florida Sheriff’s Dept. report which says deputies found Scott on the side of a road Nov. 13 and he appeared wasted, incoherent and rambling that someone was trying to poison him. Cops placed him on a 72-hour psych hold.

Jaclyn Stapp — who filed for divorce last month — then filed new legal docs claiming Scott is off the hinges, threatening to kill himself and his AA sponsor, and she says he has the wherewithal to do it … he has guns.

Jaclyn says Scott hears phantom voices and has visions of people on fire. She says he’s also paranoid. He left a message with the dean of his kid’s school on November 10, warning that the school was about to become the target of an ISIS attack.

As for why he’s out of his head, Jaclyn says he’s on a potentially fatal drug binge, fueled by steroids, weed, cocaine, PCP, Special K, Crystal meth, and various Rx drugs.

Stapp posted a desperate video Friday, saying he’s broke, sometimes homeless and sometimes goes without food. Jaclyn says it’s because he blows all of his money on drugs, and has resorted to pawning personal items to fuel his habit.

Welp… that’s something for your holiday. Mental illness is so rampant these days, especially amongst those in the public eye. Hopefully he’s able to get some serious help for whatever the hell is going on, be it legit mental illness, drug addiction, a combination of the two, etc. Hurting himself or others is serious business so hopefully they don’t just turn him loose.

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