Armstrong/McConaughey gay rumor dispelled

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong said that no matter how much time they have been spending together in Los Angeles, they are not gay.

Indie baby makes an early entrance

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Independent film stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are the parents of a daughter, born two weeks early in a New York hospital.

Armstrong hosts show, cracks crude humor

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- Lance Armstrong picked up another honor and some laughs for his somewhat crude jokes as host of the ESPY Awards ceremony.

Armstrong rides with friends in Malibu

MALIBU, Calif., July 7 (UPI) -- Lance Armstrong was seen this week riding through the mountains of Malibu, Calif., with film stars Matthew McConaughey and Jake Gyllenhaal.

MTV: 'Brokeback' provides best kiss

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 5 (UPI) -- Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger have been honored for the "Best Kiss" for a scene in "Brokeback Mountain," in MTV's Golden Popcorn movie awards.

Tom Cruise named H'wood's most powerful

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Premiere magazine has named Tom Cruise Hollywood's most powerful star, ranking the "Mission: Impossible" star No. 13 on its "2006 Power List."

MTV Movie Awards nominees announced

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- "Wedding Crashers" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" each garnered five nominations Monday for the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.

Gyllenhaal, Sarsgaard engaged, expecting

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Longtime Hollywood couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are engaged and expecting a baby, People magazine reported Tuesday.

'Brokeback' takes top Orange Bafta

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Ang Lee's gay western, "Brokeback Mountain," won Orange Baftas in London Sunday night for best film, best director and best supporting actor.

'Brokeback' shirts being sold on eBay

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles children's charity is auctioning on eBay the shirts worn by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in "Brokeback Mountain."

Huffman gets three SAG nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Actress Felicity Huffman led the field with three Screen Actors Guild nominations Thursday for "Desperate Housewives" and "Transamerica."

'Good Night, and Good Luck' is NBR tops

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Monday picked George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck" as the year's best film.

Heath: 'Brokeback' is a beautiful story

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Heath Ledger says the love story at the heart of Ang Lee's film "Brokeback Mountain" was so unique and beautiful that he had to be a part of it.

Jake headlines two high-profile films

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Actor Jake Gyllenhaal says he is happy to have starred in films as vastly different as "Jarhead" and "Brokeback Mountain" in the same year.

Ang Lee takes top Venice Prize

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" -- director Ang Lee's movie about gay cowboys -- took the top prize, the Golden Lion, at the conclusion of the Venice Film Festival.

Paltrow misses Venice due to plane problem

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- "Proof" star Gwyneth Paltrow missed the "highlight" of her summer after her plane was forced to turn around en route to the Venice Film Festival.

Esquire picks best dressed on Earth

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Grammy-winner Pharrell Williams has been named "Best Dressed Man in the World" by Esquire magazine.

Kutcher, Lohan top young Hollywood list

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Ashton Kutcher is No. 1 followed by Lindsay Lohan at No. 2 on Teen People's readers' list of Young Hollywood's power players.

Mark Ruffalo may join 'Zodiac' film

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Mark Ruffalo may join Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr. in a movie about the San Francisco serial killer known as the Zodiac Killer.

Jake Gyllenhaal set for Gulf War movie

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in "Jarhead," the adaptation of Anthony Swofford's Gulf War memoir, Daily Variety reported Thursday.

Stars raise funds for ACLU

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A celebrity concert at New York's Lincoln Center raised $300,000 for the American Civil Liberties Union, the organization said Wednesday.

'Day After Tomorrow' premieres in Britain

LONDON, May 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars turned out for the London premiere of "Day After Tomorrow," an event that featured fake snow poured on the throngs of fans.

Heath Ledger signs on as 'Casanova'

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Australian Heath Ledger will play the title role in Lasse Hallstrom's "Casanova," scheduled for filming in August in Venice, Italy.

Bravo to air Independent Spirit arrivals

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Bravo said it will present its first-ever red carpet arrival show before this year's broadcast of the 2004 IFP Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.

Bale selected for Batman role

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- "American Psycho" star Christian Bale is answering the Bat Signal and will be the next Caped Crusader.
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