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The Three Amigos: Trouble In Paradise?

8/22/2006 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Could it be splitsville for Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong, celebdom's most visible new BFFs? A report today by New York Daily News' Ben Widdicombe says that Jake Gyllenhaal has edged out Matt for the plum role of playing Lance in an upcoming film version of Armstrong's life story, even though it's been McConaughey who's logged the most time with the cycling legend in recent weeks, as faithfully chronicled by TMZ.

The saga began in earnest last month at the Tour de France, where Lance and Jake (himself an avid cyclist) hung out together to watch the competition, fueling speculation that Gyllenhaal was preparing for a role in the Armstrong biopic being developed by Sony. And then, in late July, the trio was spotted biking together in Malibu -- who knows how competitive that seemingly innocent ride must've been, with Jake and Matt vying for Lance's approval?
Miami -- wine-shopping, clubbing, or having an intimate jog on the beach, in the rain. Today, however, it seems that the seat of power has shifted . . . to Jake.

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Charles W    

What is wrong with the American public? Just because these guys share a common interest and hang out together ... is society so narrow minded to think they must be gay? There are NUMEROUS men's clubs across America where men of all ages share a common interest and often go on men only outings ... and (up until recently) ... NO ONE ever thought anything of it. I think it is totally shameful that society should imply anything other than sharing an activity. If this were the case ... what about sports teams, astronauts, the military, etc. Its called TEAMWORK and nothing more !

2946 days ago
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Esme    

Come on--some of you people are really naive--the clues have been all over the internet.

Not that there's anything WRONG with it.

Heh heh.

2945 days ago
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tigerlily    

I usually dont judge or make assumptions, but it does seem a bit more than coincidental that Lance and Cheryl Crow broke up and then Matt and Penelope broke up then suddenly Matt and Lance are together constantly and seem to have no interest in finding new girlfriends. I think Jake is just in the trio for exposure and to learn more about Lance for the upcoming movie, but Matt and Lance..hmm...I have to wonder about. If Matt and Lance were gay, no big deal, there are tons of closeted men in Hollywood who know coming out would ruin their careers, but it just seems to fit together in some kind of way.

2904 days ago
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