BRAD & JEN: Where are they now?!?
Playing the Field!!! On October 24th, Jennifer Aniston presented Jake Gyllenhaal, star of the new film Jarhead, with the Breakthrough Actor of the Year statue at the Hollywood Film Festival Awards in Beverly Hills. Interestingly enough, eyewitnesses noted an intense attraction between the two. "Usually an honoree acknowledges the audience when he walks on stage, but Jake's gaze was locked on Jen."Even more important is that Jake actually requested Jen to be the one to present the award to him. Sources say that Jen, 36, and Jake, 24, have had a crush brewing since they met while filming the 2002 independent hit, The Good Girl. "Their attraction translated to the screen," says a source, who adds: "Jen has watched Jake's career and thinks he's an amazing catch and a level-headed guy." Plus, says another source, "she thinks he's the epitome of sexiness." (WOW, that's impressive considering she was married to THE BRAD PITT!!!) Jen even made sure to stop by Jake's favorite restaurant, Babbo, when she was in New York promoting her new movie, Derailed. Although Jake wasn't there that night, the restaurant is one of his steady NYC hangouts. "Jake is a good friend of the owner, chef Mario Batali," says a source. "He does prep work in the kitchen; that's how he unwinds." Additionally, there is speculation brewing that with the recent release of Jarhead, Jake's career may eventually eclipse that of Jen's ex, Brad Pitt-a fact that could pique Jen's interest. "She's always been attracted to success," says a source. What is even more surprising about the rumored Jen-Jake news is that Jake has had an on-again off-again relationship with Kirsten Dunst and Jen has recently talked about cohabiting with new beau Vince Vaughn. Friends of Jen say she isn't ready to settle on one man yet. "They don't have a structured commitment," says a source. "There are no rules- that's why they work well together!"
Brad and Angelina adopting tohether?!? At a fundraising event in NYC on October 24th, Angelina Jolie confirmed that she's planning to adopt more kids-very soon! In addition, sources say Brad Pitt is making it known that he hopes to officially be the dad of her future children. "Brad wants to adopt with Angelina. He wants a huge family, ideally six kids, and says he'd like to have them from around the world," says a friend of the actor. In the past, Star Magazine has reported that Angelina has been resistant to Brad adopting Maddox and Zahara. However, a friend says "Brad feels now that they will be marrying soon, there's no reason for him not to be the legal parent to any child she adopts from now on." Brad has certainly proven himself and says he already feels like a father to Maddox and Zahara. Anyone watching Brad on the beach, gently guiding Maddox along the water's edge, would have to agree.