Minka Kelly rejected Jake Gyllenhaal before she got back with Derek Jeter

I don’t know why this story is so funny to me today. Maybe it’s because we haven’t had a good Jake Gyllenhaal story in a while. He’s been MIA for months – you could blame the Taylor Swift debacle, but really, he disappeared after Source Code faltered at the box office. People just don’t buy “butch” Jake. Put Jake in a romantic comedy, or even a straight-up drama, and Jake is more believable. But people just have issues with Jake as an action hero. I’m one of them. Anyway, Jake hasn’t had a celebrity girlfriend since Taylor Swift. Maybe he got burned by all of the cuddlefesting. Whatever it was, he kept his head down for the most part, although there were some rumors about Olivia Wilde, right? But she was allegedly hooking up with EVERYONE in 2011. So, what’s Jake’s type these days? Wispy, girlish singers? Or kick-ass brunettes?

Jake Gyllenhaal tried — and failed! — to add Minka Kelly to his little black book.

In the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands Friday), a source claims that Kelly, 31, “declined” an invitation from Gyllenhaal, 31, when he asked her on a date last fall.

But it wasn’t because the Source Code actor didn’t measure up: at the time, the Charlie’s Angels star had split with her on-and-off beau, Derek Jeter, 37, and “was trying to patch things up,” the source explains.

Kelly’s willpower paid off: she reconciled with the New York Yankees player in December.

[From Us Weekly]

I think the same thing about this that I thought of Olivia Wilde’s divorce, and Jennifer Aniston’s love life, and pretty much the hookups of all of Young Hollywood – celebrity women are faced with slim pickings when they look around LA for a boyfriend. I think it surprised Olivia Wilde, just how few dudes really were interested in her. As for Minka – well, if you were faced with the choice between Jake and Derek Jeter, what would you do? Ugh, for me it would be “neither.” But I still find it funny that Jake struck out with Minka. Poor, lonely Jake.

Photos courtesy of Fame, WENN.

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  1. Insertrandomname says:

    i don’t get it.. why is it hard to find guys in LA?

    • KJ says:

      I have a friend who works on the production side of things in LA and to hear her tell it, some are simply gay and looking for beards, and others are just so narcissistic that they aren’t really interested in YOU as much as your position as His Girlfriend.

      It’s probably just a tougher environment to form solid relationships in general.

      • DorothyZbornak says:

        Yep, I have a friend who also works in production and she says basically the same thing. She and her friends (who are all beautiful and successful) have the worst time finding decent boyfriends in LA.

      • normades says:

        My friends say the same thing. Plus a lot of guys in hwood are just really shallow. They are constantly looking to “upgrade” (younger, hotter…)

      • Zoe says:

        If your type of guy is vain, shallow and dumb; a LA guy is perfect. Think about it, what type of person it takes to move out to LA to become famous in the first place. Honestly, a lot of the women are no better and tolerate the behavior of the men.

  2. WTF says:

    Guess his team didn’t offer her enough $$

  3. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Historically, my entire view of men has been split into two categories: B.F. (Before Fassbender) and A.F. (After Fassbender). B.F. Jakie was cute, A.F. he just seems dorky.

    • maemay says:

      This is so true, After Fassbender a whole new role of charming and hot British actors have become attractive. I can’t even look at Gosling the same way. Also B.D and A.D, before Downton and After Downton, I just may have to jump the pond. American men just won’t do anymore.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I was JUST thinking how most of my fave actors right now are from the UK.
        ITA! Gosling used to be my number one and he’s not even in my top five anymore.
        Tom Hardy is one of my faves right now as well-never use dto like him until I saw how GOOD he is! It really is the talent that makes them so incredibly hot to me. Sure, they look damn good too but the talent, the accent…*swoon*
        I just put Downton in my Netflix Instant queue :)

      • Carolyn says:

        Who is Minka Kelly? Oh Downtown Abbey. Just watching season 2 on DVD now. Puts most series to shame. A lot of people in Hwood would be fake, male or female. It’s hard enough finding a decent man in real life let alone a Hwood fishbowl.

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  4. heatheradair says:

    So — this is sort of a side trip, but Jake recently asked out a friend of my sister’s (she’s an actress in NYC, they met at a restaurant)…don’t know that they’ve actually gone out yet, but it means he’s expanding his date base outside of just “gossip blog regulars” and actually trying his hand with normal people….

  5. KJ says:

    Ugh, I think I would’ve said “neither,” too. Minka Kelly with Derek Jeter puzzles me sometimes. I mean, he has that arrogant douche stank, and while I don’t really have anything to back that up, I just don’t want to find him palatable. And Minka is soooo my girl crush these days. Whatever, if they’re happy, yadda yadda…

    • MerryHappy says:

      Oh there’s evidence to back up his douche stank, at least in the gossip world. There was a story floating around that he gave one night stands gift baskets with his player memorabilia in them when he and minka kelly weren’t together. Apparently he saw the same girl twice and didn’t remember her and gave her the same gift basket….. Douche stank. Lol.

  6. Kiki says:

    I am so sick of Minka Kelly’s PR trying to make her happen. When Charlie’s Angels was on, every week there was something about her online, like she’s something so extraordinary. Without Jeter, no one really cares about her. Not to mention her atrocious acting.

  7. brin says:

    The Swifty curse?

  8. Lis says:

    Jeter and Minka were never really broken up. It was all a publicity stunt:
    Derek got busted cheating back in June. It was going to go public but the New York Post held up the story because they didn’t want to be iced from the 3000 hit thing. So, he, Minka and their peeps came up with the break up BS. They cooled down because Minka was pissed that he got busted publicly. She’s fine with the extras, she’s all about the money. People think she’s all sweet and innocent. No. She’s not disgusting, but she’s def a rich, dumb, bro lover. So the Post was going to release the gift basket story, so Derek who was invited to do the USO tour has them give it to Minka so the story is released the day she leaves because she doesn’t want to deal so its off set with her pretending to be concerned for the troops. I sh*t you not. Derek gave her the Paris trip as an Xmas gift. Him meeting her there was planned, he didn’t follow her, no reason for him to kiss her ass, she wants to keep him. They’ve been together the whole time and never actually split.

  9. Kit says:

    I know a lot of people (reading gossip sites) think he’s gay. I always thought he might swing both ways, not sure. But yeah, he doesn’t sell butch very well. He was great in the good girl and Jarhead is one of my alltime favourites

  10. LeeLoo says:

    Jake just does not have the luck with the ladies. But I just can’t imagine Jake being good in bed. He just does not have it in him. He’s too much of a nice guy nice guy, except for Taylor who I believe he figured out is crazy. I can’t imagine conversations about unicorns and fluffy bunnies went over well with him. Who can blame him? Jake needs to find a non-Hollywood girl to settle down with. He’s too much of a nice guy. Even Reese looked like she was trolling around for sonething better throughout their relationship.

    I will say I think Jake lucked out though. Minka is bad news. I always got manipulative, screaming banshee bitch vibe from her.

    • Kiki says:

      Agreed. There was that airplane thing with her dog, then she threw a fit at a Starbucks. She seems like a mega-bitch and tries to come off as lady-like.

  11. Ari says:

    I liked Source Code :L

  12. Cathy says:

    Minkas out of a job and needs money and someone to support her in the style she wants to live in. So why not get back together with that douche wipe.

  13. Lisa says:

    I tell ya…

    I never thought of Jakey as “hot”…but then one night…in lieu of sleep which alluded me…I watched “Love and other drugs”…

    Gotta say…I’m not saying he’s HOT…and I am not saying he’s NOT HOT…what I am saying is there are a couple of moments in that film that I have watched…more than once…because THEY WERE HOT!

  14. Violet says:

    I’m still think it’s a shame that things with him and Reece didn’t work out. They seemed like a nice couple.

  15. Bubulle says:

    Is there a single person inside and outisde Hollywood who doesn’t know Jake’s real sexual orientation.

  16. Sab says:

    This girl is very pretty…that’s it. It’s dumb to date a “player”, she must have a close relationship with her Gynecologist.

  17. serena says:

    Douche-gay Jake deserves that.

  18. Dee Cee says:

    I know he wants someone who gets along with Maggie his sister and her husband Peter, his sometime lover but the reality is not many women would like this married arrangement and want to swap sex with them.. ew

  19. pato says:

    running out of beards?

  20. Becca says:

    Check out this Jake Gyllanhaal look-alike! He’s in a YouTube movie that kind of abit Fight Club and abit Inception. His HOT!!!