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Mary-Kate went to “Dark Knight,” but Jake Gyllenhaal can't bear to see it




Heath Ledger is receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews for his performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight, but his friends have mixed feelings about seeing the late actor in one of his last roles.

Mary-Kate Olsen, whose role in Heath's death is reportedly being questioned by the DEA and was rumored to be casually dating Heath at the time of his death, made a low-key visit to see The Dark Knight in New York City on July 24.

Dressed entirely in black, wearing sunglasses and sipping her customary Starbucks drink, Mary-Kate, 22, caught the 7:30 p.m. show at NYC's Battery Park….”She was keeping to herself,” an onlooker tells OK! “She shut off her phone before entering the theater and seemed somber.”

[From OK! Weekly, print edition, August 11, 2008]

Shutting off her cell phone must be how Mary-Kate shows respect.

Heath's Brokeback Mountain co-star Jake Gyllenhaal is still coping with his death and can't bring himself to see The Dark Knight, even though his sister Maggie is also in the film.

“Jake is proud that Heath did such a great job and is getting rave reviews for his performance - even Oscar talk - but he can't see it right now,” a source tells Star. “He's still not over it.”

[From Star, print edition, August 11, 2008]

I imagine it would be difficult to see a recently departed friend in a powerful performance, especially in such a dark film. I didn't know Heath, but I still can't watch A Knight's Tale when it's shown on USA Network.

In lighter news, Jake is basking in his new role as buff stud in his latest film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and wants to show it off on the big screen. According to Star, he wants all his costumes to have the sleeves removed so his biceps can be seen.

“Jake has a lot of sword fighting scenes and wants to look strong and manly,” says an insider. Disney executives refused, but Jake insisted, so they compromised - 80 percent of the tops will have no sleeves.

[From Star, print edition, August 11, 2008]

Mathematically speaking, I don't think 80/20 is a compromise, but if it results in gleaming biceps, I'm not going to argue. In fact, if Orlando Bloom, who was rumored to be up for the Prince of Persia lead, had made this demand, Kingdom of Heaven may have done better at the box office.

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