Jake Gyllenhaal Devastated Over His Brokeback Boy

  • A source says Jake Gyllenhaal is not OK following the death of his good friend Heath Ledger. He's "taking it harder than most people" and it's "obviously a major trauma." So sad. [People]
  • The story of the impostor pretending to be Heath Ledger's father — talking to Tom Cruise and getting rooms booked at a fancy hotel — will just make your blood boil. [NY Post]
  • Reports are coming in that Michelle Williams drove Heath Ledger to rehab last March; Heath refused to get out of the car. [Us Magazine]
  • Reclusive actor Wes Bentley (American Beauty) has issued a rare statement, remembering his friend Heath as a "a Vibrant Man, a Brave Actor, a Passionate Father and a Friend Forever." The two starred in the 2002 film Four Feathers. [People]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker is getting into the reality TV game: Her pitch is to create a Project Runway-type show, but for the art world. Ooh, highbrow. Um, Sketch And The City? [Variety]
  • Britney Spears recovered from her chaotic Monday night by buying a new Mercedes on Tuesday. Beep beep! [TMZ, TMZ]
  • Meanwhile, Britney's mom is visiting her (maybe trying for an intervention?) and things are not going well — they've been arguing the whole time. [People]
  • Of course, Sam Lutfi, Britney's Great Manipulator™, is saying that Brit's parents have "an agenda" and "don't fit in" and only see her three times a year. [The Sun]
  • Joan Collins, 74, was seen checking out a valet's backside after lunch in Beverly Hills last week. Frisky minx! [Page Six]
  • Cameron Diaz is hooking up with Scott Speedman? The two were seen "frolicking on the beach" and "smooching" in the Bahamas. Any Ben Covington fans here? [Gatecrasher]
  • LOL blind item! "Which model-turned-actress, who is on her second actor husband, relaxes between shoots with a bong made from an enormous two-liter plastic soda bottle?" [Gatecrasher]
  • A flight attendant says that when Lindsay Lohan was on her plane, she drank like a fish: "I served her double vodkas." Sober, shmober. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Jessica Alba's unborn spawn: Apparently a boy. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Amy Winehouse's father: "I'm not sure the Grammys are going to happen. I don't want her to go — I think it might be a bit too soon for her." Crap! Well she needs to get well, so as long as it takes... [Mirror]
  • Paula Abdul will not perform live during the Super Bowl — due to her stage jitters and fragile emotional state. Wow. Is anyone else in shock that she has a new single? [MSNBC]
  • Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo are still hot and heavy, can't keep their hands off each other, etc., if you care. [MSNBC]
  • A witness claims that Daniel Smith, son of Anna Nicole, was not a drug addict but a "brilliant" young man unhappy living in his mother's shadow. [AP]
  • Ducati has made a new motorcycle: A $72,500 titanium, magnesium and carbon fiber superbike; Tom Cruise us the first on the lest to get one. He feels the need, the need for speed. Obvs. [MSNBC]
  • Actress Julie Christie, 66, seems to have secretly married her partner, journalist Duncan Campbell, whom she has been with for 28 years. Romantic, no? [Daily Mail]
  • The artist who sculpted Britney Spears giving birth naked and Paris Hilton nude and dead has now rendered Oprah in bronze on an Egyptian sarcophagus. Nude, of course. [Daily Mail]
  • Something about Verne Troyer's ex-wife being addicted to drugs and on the verge of suicide? Or just some crazy dude shouting stuff. [Perez Hilton]
  • Fire broke out at the Duchess of York's home! Someone left a scented candle burning in the bathroom... Fergie wasn't at home so maybe her teenage daughters are to blame? [Telegraph]
  • David Beckham's face is on the best-selling condom in China. He doesn't endorse the brand but really ought to be flattered that dudes want him on their junk. As do ladies. [News.com.au]