Maggie Gyllenhaal is Jake Gyllenhaal's sister and Peter Sarsgaard's fiance (they have dated since 2002). She's building a solid career...

by Tattle Taylor at . Comments

Celebrities, the objects of our obsessions, pretty faces for whom we pine, hot bodies of both the male and female variety. But they're more than just the sum of their parts.

They're actually pretty darn smart, too. Well, some of them are.

We could argue that all of them are smart for being able to make a career out of being on television and in movies and getting paid to wear designer clothes.

On the flip side, we have the likes of Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan and Justin Bieber to consider. We're not calling them dumb, but...

Anyway, there are a shocking number of Ivy Leaguers, magna cum laude graduates and members of Mensa in Hollywood. Forget film and TV; they've published papers and earned Ph.Ds. 

Here are 31 celebrities who are really, really smart ...

Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar might not have been as good a dancer as the others, but she's better at math than them. She's authored four books advocating math education for girls.

by Tattle Taylor at . Comments

Ahhh, siblings. You can't live with them, you can't kill them. 

KIDDING! 

Today is National Siblings Day! The other day a year we pretend to like our built-in best friends because social media tells us to. (The first day is Christmas, because presents, obvs.)

In honor of National Siblings Day, which is probably a totally made up day created by someone attempting to bury the hatchet with a brother or sister by publicly professing that Imma let you finish by my sibling is the best sibling ever, our celebrity gossip editors thought it would be grand to take a look at some of our favorite star siblings:

From the fabulous to the feuding to the famewhores, Hollywood is rife with celebrity siblings. Now to decide if you and your siblings are more or less dysfunctional than they are.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard became the proud parents of their second baby girl a week and a half ago, a rep for Gyllenhaal confirmed today.

Born April 19 in New York, the parents named their daughter Gloria Ray.

Gyllenhaal, 34, and Sarsgaard, 41, are already parents to daughter Ramona, 5. Together since 2002, the couple tied the knot in Brindisi, Italy, in 2009.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

Since first becoming a mother in 2006, Gyllenhaal, like so many other working moms, says she's struggled to balance her personal and professional life.

"I had been so focused on Ramona and she's been everything to me, but I'm also an actress," she said recently. "It's not possible to do it perfectly."

Sarsgaard, meanwhile, had another set of concerns.

"I've seen kids with siblings - I don't have any, so I don't know - but they generally go for about five minutes, 'Oh, cool! Anyway, what are we going to do now? Can we return it?' I think it gets boring quickly, at first, and it takes them awhile to bond."

We have a feeling Ramona will manage. Congrats!

[Photo: WENN.com]

by Free Britney at . Comments

Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard, already the parents of a five-year-old daughter, are expecting their second child together, according to reports.

Rumors swirled last month when she arrived on the red carpet premiere of her movie Hysteria at the Rome Film Festival, sporting what looked like a baby bump.

A source confirmed: "Over Thanksgiving weekend, Maggie was telling friends that she's six months pregnant. Her bump is so big! She's thrilled to be pregnant!"

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

Maggie and Peter got engaged in 2006 and wed in 2009.

The Gyllenhaarsgaard source adds: "She and Peter have wanted another child for a while. They're very happy that they'll have another baby in the house soon."

Jake Gyllenhaal, meanwhile, "is so happy she's pregnant again because he loves kids. Maggie's said that he's the best uncle and has done a lot of sweet things."

Congratulations to Maggie, Peter and Ramona on the big news!

[Photo: WENN.com]

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

One of our favorite, most underrated celebrity couples got married over the weekend.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard tied the proverbial knot at a small chapel near Rome, Italy on Saturday.

"We are happy to confirm that Maggie and Peter were married on Saturday, May 2," the actress' rep told Us Weekly.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

The pair has been dating for seven years. They announced their engagement in April 2006 and are the parents to two-year old daughter Ramona.

The wedding was a small affair, as approximately 40 guests attended the event. Included among them, as you might expect, were Maggie's brother, Jake Gyllenhaal, and his famous girlfriend, Reese Witherspoon.

by Free Britney at . Comments

We touched on Lauren Conrad's dress (not literally - we wish!) yesterday in a celebrity fashion feature on The Hills star attending The Dark Knight premiere. Now, let's look at what two other beauties worse that night.

In short, varied hemlines heated up this red carpet!

Unsurprisingly, Gossip Girl fashion magnate Blake Lively showed the most leg in a silk romper. The fit seems a little off, but then again, having just about a perfect body like Blake Lively's helps you pull it off, though.

In the knee-length category, Lauren Conrad wore a form-fitting corset-like number. The silhouette is a little sexy-secretary. No complaints here!

Lastly, we have Maggie Gyllenhaal, who (on this night at least) chose a more traditional, long, strapless gown befitting of a leading lady.

In this celebrity fashion face-off featuring Gossip Girl's Blake Lively, The Hills' Lauren Conrad and The Dark Knight's Maggie Gyllenhaal, which dress is best?

by Free Britney at . Comments

Maggie Gyllenhaal says motherhood made her a better actress, but now she wants to spend more time at home than in front of the cameras.

"I think having a child changes everything and has deepened everything in my life," said Gyllenhaal, mom to 20-month-old daughter Ramona.

Ryan Shawhughes, Baby

"It really does crack you open in every conceivable way. I never knew that I could be so tired. I never knew that I could work so hard. I never knew that I could love so much or be so patient or be so excited by the tiniest, tiniest little thing. Everything about it has surprised me," Maggie said.

It took next month's The Dark Knight, in which Gyllenhaal co-stars with Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger, to get her back to work.

From the looks of the previews, it was well worth it.

At home, Maggie Gyllenhaal says she receives tremendous support balancing parenthood and career from fiancé, Peter Sarsgaard.

"We share absolutely equally," she explained, and added that her younger brother Jake Gyllenhaal is "a great uncle."

by Mischalova at . Comments

In honor of the following, hideous dress worn by Maggie Gyllenhaal, allow us to make an insulting pun out of a trio of her movies. To wit:

Thank you. We'll be here all week. Now, take a look at the dress and let us know your thoughts on it:

Scarlett Johansson, Nude Dress

Maggie Gyllenhaal Biography

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Maggie Gyllenhaal is Jake Gyllenhaal's sister and Peter Sarsgaard's fiance (they have dated since 2002). She's building a solid career... More »
Born
Full Name
Maggie Gyllenhaal
× Close Ad