Jake Gyllenhaal withstood an insult about his late Brokeback Mountain costar Saturday night when a blogger approached his entourage in a Montreal restaurant and asked, "Isn't that the guy who killed Heath Ledger?"
According to E! Online, Gyllenhaal and some friends were dancing on the bench of their table at Garde-Manger when an annoyed blogger from a celebrity gossip site called DrunkenStepfather approached and issued the taunt, which prompted the actor to ask bouncers to eject him.
The story grows complicated because the blogger at first contended that he used the word "kissed," not "killed." He also alleged that Gyllenhaal pushed his female companion, but witnesses dispute that.
E! offers what it believes to be the actual version of events in Montreal:
"Jake was definitely at the restaurant Saturday night (he's a regular there) as was the blogger. Main discrepancy here? We're told by sources who were present that the blogger in question said, 'Hey isn't that the guy who killed Heath Ledger?' prompting Jake to yell to the bouncers 'get these guys out of my face.'
"The instigator and his crew were then thrown out.
"We originally read this blog post yesterday, where the site definitely had 'killed' not 'kissed' up until it was later changed. The post actually backs up this supposed kill claim by ranting in the item that if Jake was Ledger's friend, he probably would have been there for him in his low point.
"As for this girl who was supposedly caught in the crossfire? Onlookers tell us 'there were a bunch of girls' there but 'no one was shoved or hurt.'"