Jake Gyllenhaal socked a mirror on the L.A. set of his new movie -- slicing up his hand so badly, he was rushed to the hospital to be stitched up.
It all went down Wednesday morning, according to People.com ... Jake "flipped out" during a scene for "Nightcrawler" and punched the mirror with his fist, shattering it and damaging his hand in the process.
Jake was reportedly taken to a nearby ER where he was treated and released. He returned to the set later that day.
I Love Tom Cruise
But He Needs to Shut Up
11/14/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mark Wahlberg says he wasn't specifically targeting Tom Cruise when he railed on actors who compare their jobs to soldiers at war -- but he STILL thinks Tom needs to shut the hell up.
Wahlberg -- who was tooling around L.A. Wednesday -- said he wasn't aware Tom was the one who made the actor-soldier comparison when he blasted actors who dared feel that way at the AFI Fest Tuesday night. Wahlberg says he's a huge Cruise fan and meant no disrespect.
But Wahlberg made it clear -- any comparison is B.S.
Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place. Check the video.
Get this ... on the red carpet at the AFI Fest ... Mark clearly knew about Tom's depo, saying "An actor recently just said his job was almost as important or as difficult as someone in the military ... Not Cool."
Actors Comparing Themselves to Soldiers
'How F**king Dare You!' [VIDEO]
11/13/2013 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mark Wahlberg lashed last night, saying "For actors to sit there and talk about 'oh I went to SEAL training? I don't give a f**k what you did."
Wahlberg was speaking at the AFI Fest in L.A., when someone asked a question about the rigorous training for his movie, "Lone Survivor." It seems Mark may have had our story about Tom Cruise on his mind in which Tom seemed to compare his acting job to fighting in Afghanistan.
Wahlberg unloaded, saying "For somebody to sit there and say 'my job was as difficult as being in the military.' How f**king dare you, while you sit in a makeup chair for 2 hours."
Wahlberg didn't stop there. He said, "I don't give a s**t if you get your ass busted. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order your f**king chicken."
As we reported, we have seen the video of Tom Cruise's deposition where he makes the Afghanistan reference. When the opposing lawyer says, "Now your counsel has publicly equated your absence from Suri for these extended periods of time as being analogous to someone fighting in Afghanistan," Cruise does not react -- he certainly doesn't make the question look like a joke.
In fact, when Cruise responds, "I didn't hear the Afghanistan, but that's what it feels like and certainly on this last movie it was brutal, it was brutal," he doesn't make it look like it's an obvious joke. It seems more like a macho answer.
But then, the opposing lawyer crystallizes the point and says, "Do you believe the situations are the same?" You can see a light bulb go off in Cruise's head, and he realizes where the lawyer is going, and he snaps, "Oh come on." At this point Cruise is disavowing any comparison.
2:04 PDT: Wahlberg's rep tells TMZ, Mark loves Tom and was in no way referencing him in his comments.
I'm Gonna Be in 'Entourage' Flick
11/13/2013 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
NFL star Rob Gronkowski is goin' Hollywood ... TMZ has learned Gronk is about to become a real-life movie star ... 'cause dude just signed on to a monster Hollywood film.
We got word from Gronkowski's theatrical manager Henry Penzi ... the NE Patriots' stud is going to be hugging it out with Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier and the rest of the boys from "Entourage" in their upcoming feature film.
The movie starts shooting in January ... we're told Gronkowski won't have to stretch his acting abilities too far ... 'cause he's going to play himself (spoiler?)
So far ... no word on what kind of scene he'll shoot ... but given his history ... we wouldn't be surprised to see Gronk partying it up with a bunch of hot babes.
Note to craft services ... no fried rice.
Tom Cruise Is Right
War & Movies Are Hell
11/12/2013 1:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Terrence Howard says Tom Cruise was dead-on -- making movies IS like fighting in combat.
Pretty amazing .... while Tom Cruise's people waged their own war to torpedo stories that Tom compared acting to fighting in Afghanistan ... Terrence embraced the analogy.
We broke the story about Tom's deposition transcript, in which he does compare the two. As we reported, we have now seen Tom's deposition video -- at first he buys into the analogy in a macho sort of way, but then squarely dismisses it after seeing that the opposing lawyer had set a trap.
So check out why Terrence thinks Acting and Afghanistan have more in common than the A.
Video Shows Actor Scoffs at War Comparison
11/11/2013 1:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has seen the VIDEOTAPE of Tom Cruise's deposition, and here's what's clear ... he scoffs at the comparison between his job as an actor and a soldier in Afghanistan, but only at the end of a contentious exchange with the opposing lawyer.
We were not able to record the video but we viewed the portion in question several times. You see a buttoned-up Tom -- wearing a coat, a vest and a white shirt -- sitting almost motionless with his lips pursed, as the lawyer asks:
-- "Now, your counsel has publicly equated your absence from Suri for these extended periods of time as being analogous to someone fighting in Afghanistan. Are you aware of that?"
As the question is asked, Tom does not change his expression. He doesn't scoff, laugh or show any sort of shock. He sits impassively.
Tom's lawyer objects and then says he can answer. Tom remains stoic.
Then he answers:
-- "I didn't hear the Afghanistan, but that's what it feels like, and certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal."
When Tom says "I didn't hear the Afghanistan, but that's what it feels like," he doesn't laugh but moves in his chair. When he says "It was brutal, it was brutal" ... Cruise laughs.
Then when the lawyer says "Do you believe the situations [being in a movie and fighting a war in Afghanistan] are the same?" ... Cruise becomes almost indignant and says, "Oh come on." At this point he is clearly saying they're not the same.
Short story. It seems like Cruise got sucked into the lawyer's hyperbole and was showing a little too much macho at the beginning of the exchange, when he said, "That's what it feels like. It was brutal, it was brutal." And then when the lawyer crystallized it ... Cruise realized what was happening and made a clear statement he didn't view his acting like fighting in a war.
My Job's As Hard As
Fighting in Afghanistan
11/11/2013 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Cruise's lawyer, Bert Fields, says the notion that Tom compares his acting to fighting a war is a distortion, pointing to a section in the deposition -- not part of the deposition that was publicly released -- in which Tom is asked, "Do you believe the situations [being in a movie and fighting a war in Afghanistan] are the same?" Tom replies, "Oh come on." Fields says that clearly means "of course not."
For the record, here's Tom's quote, responding to the opposing lawyer in the deposition:
Lawyer: "Now, your counsel has publicly equated your absence from Suri for these extended periods of time as being analogous to someone fighting in Afghanistan. Are you aware of that?"
Cruise: "I didn't hear the Afghanistan, but that's what it feels like, and certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal."
Tom Cruise not only thinks he trains harder than Olympic athletes, he believes his job as a professional actor is as grueling as fighting the war in Afghanistan -- this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.
As we reported, Cruise recently sat for a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against a magazine publisher that claimed he abandoned daughter Suri -- and his quotes are GOLD.
First, the Middle East -- Tom says his location shoots are just like serving a tour in Afghanistan, "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal."
As for his physical training, Tom said, "There is difficult physical stamina and preparation. Sometimes I've spent months, a year, and sometimes two years preparing for a single film." But the kicker, he adds, "A sprinter for the Olympics, they only have to run two races a day. When I'm shooting, I could potentially have to run 30, 40 races a day, day after day."
But it's not all grenades and triathlons ... Tom says he's only flown commercial ONCE in the last 4 years ... and that was because he had no choice.
And there's this ... Tom says the skills he's picked up along the way have provided shortcuts in his relationship with Suri. For example, he says it's not always necessary for him to be physically around Suri, because he can tell her vivid stories on the phone that come to life. Tom says, "I've gotten very good at [talking on the phone]. I've gotten very good at it. I tell wonderful stories and they like hearing it."
Sue in "Swingers"
11/11/2013 12:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Patrick Van Horn is best known for playing Vince Vaughn's gun wielding wingman Sue -- named after the Johnny Cash song -- in the 1996 comedy "Swingers." Guess what he looks like now!
Some of My Movies SUCK!
11/10/2013 7:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tom Cruise fessed up during his deposition in his defamation case -- some of his movies should have gone straight to DVD -- or into the trash can.
The lawyer for the magazine he's suing asked Cruise about the actor flying to a Scientology event while he was shooting a movie. Cruise testified at the time he was shooting "One Shot" in Pittsburgh.
The attorney admitted confusion, saying he had never heard of the film and was surprised the studio would "throw away one of your films."
By the way, "One Shot" was retitled "Jack Reacher," which grossed $80 million domestically.
So we gotta ask ...
And You Are?
11/9/2013 8:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sandra Bullock will probably win an Oscar this year but when she came face to face with another epic Oscar winner she got a quick Hollywood reality check.
Sandra was rushing into Craigs in Hollywood last night when she stopped dead in her tracks after spotting Sidney Poitier talking to some friends outside.
A humble Sandy approached Sidney ... in fact, she waited for him to finish a conversation and then introduced herself like she was some random chick.
The 86-year old actor kinda knew he recognized her ... but didn't necessarily know from where. However things quickly got all nice and kissy-kissy.
Their whole exchange is awesome ... you gotta see it!
'Hatfields & McCoys' Star Sues
I Was Bucked Over On Set
... By Crazy Horse
11/8/2013 4:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who played Jim McCoy on the hit History Channel mini-series "Hatfields & McCoys" claims he was bucked off a horse on the set and suffered serious injuries back in 2011 -- and now he's suing, TMZ has learned.
Thomas McKay -- who also stars in "The White Queen" on Starz -- has filed a lawsuit against the producers of "H&M" claiming they lied to his face when they told him he was in good hands with the on-set horse experts.
According to the suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Thomas claims the handlers were not only incompetent -- but they put him on a horse that was ill and out of control.
The result -- Thomas claims his horse became uncontrollable during the filming of a scene, bolted, and "subsequently threw [him] into a tree."
McKay claims he suffered serious and permanent injuries -- which caused "great physical, mental and nervous pain." The exact injuries were not disclosed.
McKay also claims the horses were abused on the set -- which was in Romania.
The 33-year-old actor is suing Hatfield & McCoys Productions, Thinkfactory Media and others for unspecified damages.
Thinkfactory Media had no comment.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
11/8/2013 2:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise went to the mountaintop ... but were forced to come down ... though certainly not as dramatically as her ex-hubby would do it.
Katie had some downtime from shooting "The Giver" in Cape Town ... so she took Suri to Table Mountain -- a famed tourist spot with stunning views. It's one of the new 7 wonders of the world.
Turns out it was a bad day for sightseeing. It was cloudy, windy and cold, making it almost impossible to see in front of your face.
Suri was clinging to her mom while they waited for a cable car to take them down.
Tom surely would have strapped her to his back and rappelled down the mountain. After all, that's the way they do it in Afghanistan.