"Jake Gyllenhaal visited a string of prisons while researching his role in "Brothers", and he was so impressive with the way young offenders are rehabilitated he keeps returning to help out with writing programs. The "Brokeback Mountain" star, who plays a former juvenile delinquent in the film, spent time with convicted drug smugglers and murderers in an effort to determine what life behind bars is like for a teenager.
He tells Fox News, "My character (in Brothers) starts off in jail so I did a lot of research at LA County Jail, Lancaster State Prison and some juvenile state halls.""I came across this incredible writing program for kids that are spending time in juvenile halls, 14-18 year-olds participate in this writing program and that really changed my perspective on the prison system and the people inside it. I have since been back many times to work on this writing program and with these kids. It's so life changing and extraordinary." Source: www.aceshowbiz.com
Jake Gyllenhaal visiting Reese On Set in Washington DC, on 24th June 2009.
"Jake Gyllenhaal hasn’t given up on reconciling with Reese Witherspoon. According to an insider, Reese cooled the romance when she realised she wasn’t ready to take it to the next level – marriage – but now Jake is trying hard to win her back.Reese Witherspoon out & about in Manhattan, on 22nd December 2009.
Not only did Jake send Reese a $75,000 Christmas present – vintage dinnerware from France for her home in Ojai, California - he’s also sent emails and flowers.
'He isn’t giving up without a fight', a friend adds".
UPDATE: "Gossip Cop is here to bust this bad dish – or dishes, as it were. A source close to Gyllenhaal assures us the vintage dinnerware story is entirely “not true.” Source: www.gossipcop.com