Tidbits: Gyllenhaal-Witherspoon Rumors Persist

Paparazzi allegedly spot Gyllenhaal assistant delivering luggage

By Ree Hines
|  Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009  |  Updated 1:15 AM EDT
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Gyllenhaal-Witherspoon Rumors Persist

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Rumors that Reese Witherspoon and actor Jake Gyllenhaal have called it splits continue to fester.

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The breakup rumors swirling around Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon are still going strong despite a matching set of denials from the couple’s camps.

By Sunday afternoon, reps for both stars dashed reports claiming the pair recently went their separate ways, but according to X17 Online, suspicious activity at Witherspoon’s Brentwood, California home later that night renewed the rumors.

Paparazzi working for the gossip and celebrity photo site allegedly spotted Gyllenhaal’s assistant enter Witherspoon’s residence Sunday evening and exit just 15 minutes later carrying luggage. The assistant was then seen delivering the luggage to Gyllenhaal’s home.

“(Gyllenhaal’s assistant) looked like she had a job to do,” one lensman said. “She was in and out very quickly, and she had two bags with her in the car when she left.”

Of course, the peeping paps didn’t see the contents of the cases, so fans may never know if the luggage contained the usual breakup-confirming CDs, sleep-Ts and toothbrushes.

Rihanna’s dad cut out of her life ‘over nothing’
Though they can’t even agree on the point of which one of them isn’t speaking to the other, Rihanna and her father, Ronald Fenty, both spoke to the press about their most recent estrangement.

 

According to the “Disturbia” singer, she hasn’t been in touch with her father for a year and a half, and it’s strictly “by his choice,” but Fenty insists it’s the other way around.

“(Rihanna) is going around saying I don’t want to be in touch with her,” Fenty said interview published in The Mirror. “I leave messages for her but I never hear back. I want nothing more in this world than to see my daughter again and to be part of her life. … What makes it all the more sad is our argument was over nothing.”

Well, not quite nothing. Looking back, Fenty realized his own bad behavior was behind the argument.

“I had been on her tour for four weeks and things were fantastic,” Fenty recalled. “But in Chicago I got drunk before a gig — I acted like a jerk. I remember Robyn being really upset and saying‚ ‘Dad, you are going home.’ One of her assistants put me on a plane back to Barbados. I have not seen or heard from Robyn since.”

 

Dish on the fly
Maybe Hollywood isn’t ageist after all. It’s not that there aren’t any good parts for women over 40; it’s just that 60-year-old actress Meryl Streep gets all of them. “It’s incredible — I’m 60, and I’m playing the romantic lead in romantic comedies!” Streep raved to Vanity Fair. “Bette Davis is rolling over in her grave.” … Some celebrities complain about overly eager fans, but Robert De Niro simply thanked one who recently recognized him in a public restroom. “I just love your work,” Zac Efron told the screen veteran, before realizing just what he had done. “Oh God,” Efron then exclaimed to nearby Times reporter Christopher Goodwin. “I can’t believe I just did that. He must think I’m so ridiculous.”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.

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