Jake Gyllenhaal, Gwyneth Paltrow

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What made Jake Gyllenhaal go gay in Brokeback Mountain?

A cross-dressing Gwyneth Paltrow...

When the hunkster introduced Paltrow last night at Elle's Women in Hollywood fete, he talked about how beautiful the Oscar winner looked in Shakespeare In Love but also pointed out she was "very convincing as a fine-featured young boy."

So much so, he cracked, "It was the experience of watching Gwyneth dressed as a young boy that immediately lead me to sign onto Brokeback Mountain." (If there is any truth to Jakey's story, we must take this moment to bow down and say, "Thank you, Gwyneth Paltrow.")

On a more serious note, but still getting laughs, Gyllenhaal gushed, "Bottom line, she's not a mere mortal like the rest of us. She's an internet savvy chicken cooking Academy Award winning octolingual something like that mother of two lifestyle guru…Thanks for making all of us look lazy."

Paltrow admitted she probably wasn't too easy to work with when she and Gyllenhaal shot Proof. "I was pregnant and I was a f--king nightmare hormonal…mess," she said, but added, "We managed to stay friends through it anyway."

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