Saturday, March 22, 2008
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Elsewhere in NYC this week, a very serious-looking Ryan made an appearance with director Kimberly Peirce (sadly, sans Channing Tatum) at a screening of the film hosted by The Cinema Society and GQ magazine which was held at the IFC Center Thursday night:
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Additionally, Ryan made an appearance on The Howard Stern Show and, for the first time, talked about the relationship that seems to be still going on between his former wife Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal:
Ryan Phillippe has given his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon and her boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal his blessing. Phillippe and Witherspoon, who have two children together, ended their eight-year marriage with a divorce last year. He is now dating Australian starlet Abbie Cornish, while Witherspoon is in a relationship with her Rendition co-star Gyllenhaal. And Phillippe wishes Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal the best. Speaking to radio host Howard Stern on Thursday, Phillippe said, "He's a good dude. I love her and I want her to be happy, and it seems like she is." The 33-year-old added that his split from Witherspoon was a "mutual" decision. He said, "Leading up to it, we had been spending so much time apart. That's a huge part of it. There are so many obstacles."
I'm actually a bit surprised that Ryan is even talking about the whole GyllenSpoon thing right now ... but I'm sure he expected the question when he agreed to talk to Howard Stern. I mean, what else could he say but that he wishes her happiness. It can't be easy having to field questions like this when it's prolly the last thing on Earth you want to talk about. I wasn't sure if Ryan and Abbie Cornish were officially calling themselves a couple but I guess the cat is out of the bag now. It did seem curious that Abbie was not present at either screening of Stop-Loss this week ... I guess Ryan is ready to talk about Reese but not quite ready to talk about Abbie just yet. In any event, I hope none of this extraneous stuff takes away from the focus of the film ... as I mentioned before, I really liked the movie and I hope that others will check it out as well. [Source]