Jake Gyllenhaal on Playing a Father in Southpaw: 'I Would Love for It to Not Be Fictional'

Jake Gyllenhaal endured months of intense training to transform himself into a boxer in his latest film, Southpaw, but he didn’t need a coach for the softer side of the role – playing a father.

See Sela Ward as a Female President in Independence Day: Resurgence (PHOTO)

Step aside, gentlemen – there’s a woman in charge now.

Sela Ward portrays the Commander-in-Chief in Independence Day: Resurgence, and the 59-year-old actress tells PEOPLE she gives her gig as President Lanford two thumbs-up.

“It was awesome getting to play the first female President of the United States,” Ward tells PEOPLE. “She s strong, decisive and not afraid to kick ass!”

Why So Glum? How Magic Mike XXL's Minimart Girl Kept a Poker Face During Joe Manganiello's Private Striptease

It’s hard not to smile when in the presence of the dreamy Joe Manganiello – and actress Lindsey Moser found out it’s even harder when you have to be on camera.

We Watched Magic Mike XXL and Now We Have Questions – Real Strippers Gave Us Answers

Nothing like a male stripper blockbuster to get people talking about the exotic dance industry.

Magic Mike XXL had us wondering about who works in male revues, what they get paid … and whether stripper conventions are a real thing.

So PEOPLE interviewed three male strippers from Hunk-O-Mania in New York City for a look beyond the body oil.

Do you really have stripper conventions?

The Wolfpack's 7 Children Locked in Their N.Y.C. Apartment: How Could This Happen?

The documentary The Wolfpack goes inside the lives of six brothers – Bhagavan, Govinda, Narayana, Mukunda, Krisna (now Glenn) and Jagadesh (now Eddie) – who allegedly grew up locked in a New York City apartment, rarely visiting the outside world.

According to the film, their father, Oscar, was the only one who had a key and would only allow the children to leave a few times a year at most.

Penélope Cruz's Father, Eduardo, Dies at 62

Penélope Cruz’s father, Eduardo Cruz, has died at age 62.

The father of four died early Thursday morning from a suspected heart attack at his home in La Manga in Southeast Spain, where he lived with his second wife, Carmen Moreno.

Penélope, 41, was on her way back to Spain early this morning after her father’s sudden death.

The Oscar winner was filming the Ben Stiller-directed comedy Zoolander 2 abroad when she received the sad news and made immediate plans to return to Spain.

Scream Kings! Meet the Kids from Jurassic World

They’ve mastered the screams of terror.

Meet Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson, the two young stars who get up close and personal with the dinosaurs of Jurassic World.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Mom Sings! Plus More Things You Didn't Know About Blythe Danner

Besides being known as Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom, Blythe Danner is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress whose career has spanned 50 years.

The 72-year-old has appeared in hit shows including Will & Grace and movies like Meet the Parents. Now, after a half-century in the business, she has landed her first leading onscreen role – as a widow who finds romance again in her latest movie, I’ll See You in My Dreams.

Blythe Danner on Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow's Haters: 'They Can't Understand How People Could Be So Good at So Many Things'

From her first mention of the hot-button phrase “conscious uncoupling,” to her lifestyle site, Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow has had her fair share of criticism over the years.

But no matter what, the actress and lifestyle guru always has one big champion on her side: her proud mom, Blythe Danner.

How Country Music Stars Embraced American Sniper Widow Taya Kyle

In her candid new memoir American Wife, Taya Kyle opens up about her grief, her regrets, and how she s learning to move on. Subscribe now for more on the mom of two and her new book.

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