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Gosling & Mendes Attend His Mom's Graduation Ceremony

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes went on a special date on Wednesday. They attended the college graduation of Gosling's mother in Ontario, Canada.

Canada's QMI Agency reports the couple witnessed Gosling's mom, Donna, receive her diploma at Brock University. The Canadian actor stood up, clapped and snapped pictures of his mother when her name was called.

The couple left the ceremony early so they wouldn't be too much of a distraction.

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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Together, Taking Things Slow

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The romance between Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes is still on, but the couple seems to be playing things cool.  Us reports that The Place Beyond the Pines co-stars are in no hurry to set up home together.

Gosling and Mendes first became close in September 2011 and have recently been seen holding hands near his New York home.  But last month there were rumors in the press about a possible split between the two.

A friend of the couple tells Us Weekly, “He says he wants to slow down and not live with her yet.”  The friend then quickly adds, "But he doesn’t want to lose her.”

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Bradley Cooper Calls Ryan Gosling 'The Greatest'

Theo Wargo/WireImage for Tommy Hilfiger(LONDON) -- The backlash from Ryan Gosling fans following the announcement that People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2011 is Bradley Cooper has been taken a step further -- by Cooper himself.

Speaking on the U.K. television program The Graham Norton Show, Cooper lightheartedly said that when he sees photographs of Gosling, it reminds him just how unsexy he feels.  Cooper said Gosling is “the greatest.”

Cooper recalled that when both actors were in Paris recently, he was looking at photographs of Gosling and felt like "he’s in a photo shoot, like he just came off the runway.”  Cooper added, “There’s [a photo] of me, and I literally look like a neighbor who never really comes out of his house, and when he does, you’re like, ‘maybe you should just stay in.’”

When People magazine made the announcement last month that Cooper was the Sexiest Man Alive in 2011, Gosling fans went to to show their support for the actor by signing a petition that stated in part that  "People magazine made a huge mistake by choosing Bradley Cooper as the 2011 Sexiest Man Alive. 2011 was clearly the year of Ryan Gosling..."

On living with the title of Sexiest Man Alive, Cooper says, “I have lots of moments where I think ‘I could do that a lot sexier.’”

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Jessica Biel Recalls Failed Audition for 'The Notebook'

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- One of the great regrets in Jessica Biel's life: not starring in the 2004 drama The Notebook. She says she had an unusual audition for the lead female role. She tells Elle magazine, "That’s one that I wanted so badly. I was in the middle of shooting Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and I auditioned with Ryan Gosling in my trailer -- covered in blood." Gosling eventually co-starred in the film with Rachel McAdams.

In her interview with Elle, Biel plays coy when asked whether she's renewed her romance with Justin Timberlake. She simply replies, “A girl doesn’t kiss and tell.”

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Woman Sues Producers of 'Drive' Claiming There Isn't Enough Driving

Todd Williamson/WireImage(DETROIT) -- Ryan Gosling's crime thriller Drive has won much acclaim from critics and moviegoers alike, but one of them clearly isn't Sarah Deming of Keego Harbor, Mich.

Detroit’s WDIV-TV reports that Deming is suing the film's producers because there wasn't enough driving in it.

In the movie, Gosling plays a movie stuntman who earns extra money by being a "wheel man" for criminals and others, but who gets involved with a vicious gangster.

Deming's suit against FilmDistrict and the Michigan theater group Emagine says the companies are "falsely advertising" the film as being -- in her opinion -- "very similar to the Fast and the Furious, and similar series of movies," and "Drive bore very little similarity to a chase or race action film." 

Deming also claims the movie is anti-Semitic. She is hoping to turn the legal action into a class action suit so others who felt misled by movie trailers can file suit.

Producers have not yet responded.

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Ryan Gosling: Bullock and McAdams 'Two of the Greatest Girlfriends of All Time'

Todd Williamson/WireImage(LONDON) -- Ryan Gosling has been romantically linked to Eva Mendes this month, but he'll always hold a special place in his heart for ex-girlfriends Sandra Bullock and Rachel McAdams. Speaking to Britain's The Times, the 30-year-old Drive star says, “I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time. I haven’t met anybody who could top them." Gosling dated Bullock in 2002-2003 and McAdams on and off between 2004 and 2008.

Gosling points out that it's not easy dating a fellow celebrity. He says, "Show business is the bad guy. When both people are in show business it’s too much show business. It takes all of the light, so nothing else can grow.” He adds, “I’d like to be making babies but I’m not, so I’m making movies. When someone comes along I don’t think I’ll be able to do both and I’m fine with that. I’ll make movies until I make babies. I have no idea when the handover will happen.”

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Movie Review: 'Drive'

Ablestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Perhaps the best thing about Drive is you’ve never really seen a film quite like it.

The worst thing about Drive?  Nothing.  Wow.

Ryan Gosling plays Driver -- if he has a name we never hear it, nor does it matter -- a movie stunt driver and mechanic by day and a freelance heist driver by night.  He doesn’t say much, so when he does say something, you want to listen.  You have to listen.  If you hire Driver, you get five minutes to do your thing -- and you better do it in five minutes because he will not wait.

Driver gets help from Bryan Cranston’s Shannon.  He supplies the cars and, for the purpose of this story, the antagonist.  Shannon has built a stock car and is looking to put together a racing team, with Driver as his, well, driver, but needs some cash.  For that, he turns to former movie producer-turned-faux mobster Bernie Rose, played by Albert Brooks, whose unassuming, benign veneer masks a brutal, calculating killer.

Racing professionally could be the sort of thing that will allow Driver to retire from his “night” job.  One of the many beautiful things about this film is it doesn’t hit us over the head with Driver’s plans, but instead allows us to infer them.  However, Driver will stray off course when he moves next door to Irene, played by Carrie Mulligan, and her young son Benecio.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher trilogy, Valhalla Rising), Drive will likely be the most original, cohesive movie offering we get this year.  Gosling delivers one of his generation's most memorable performances.  Part James Dean, part Brando, sprinkle in some Paul Newman and this young actor has let Hollywood know he's its most versatile and, perhaps, talented leading man.  Add in its handheld camera shots, 1980s aesthetic and heart-stopping car chases, coupled with Cliff Martinez’s brilliant and moody score, and Drive is an instant classic.

Five out of five stars. 

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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Spotted Holding Hands

Todd Williamson/WireImage(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes appeared to have a romantic date at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday.

They were seen holding hands and kissing while enjoying the theme park's many rides and attractions.

According to US Weekly, one source says, "Eva was skipping around like a little girl...She would lean into him and she held his arm the entire time."

They are currently working on a film together titled The Place Beyond the Pines.

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'Blue Valentine' Debuts in Limited Release Wednesday

Photo Courtesy - The Weinstein Company(NEW YORK) -- The critically-acclaimed, racy film Blue Valentine, starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, opens in select theaters on Wednesday.

Williams and Gosling play a couple who attempt to salvage their failing marriage.

The movie attracted attention in October when it received an NC-17 rating for its graphic sexual content.  Following an appeal, the movie was given an R rating earlier this month.

In other related news, there are no movies opening in wide release this week.  Little Fockers enters the holiday weekend as the reigning box office champ, having earned $30.8 million last weekend.

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Ryan Gosling Reveals Why He Was Fired from 'The Lovely Bones'

Photo Courtesy - WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Ryan Gosling has revealed why audiences didn't see him in last year's adaptation of the blockbuster novel The Lovely Bones: he was too fat.

The typically slender Canadian actor, who is currently promoting his buzzed about new film Blue Valentine, told The Hollywood Reporter during an actor's roundtable that he guzzled ice cream to bloat up for the role in Peter Jackson's take on Alice Sebold's bestseller.

"I was 150 pounds when [Jackson] hired me, and I showed up on set 210 pounds," Gosling said. "We had a different idea of how the character should look. I really believed he should be 210 pounds. I was melting Haagen Dazs and drinking it when I was thirsty."

The actor blames lack of communication with the Jackson for the mix up that led to his risky character work going to waste.

Gosling exited the film before production began, with Paramount, the studio behind the film, citing "creative differences" with the actor. Mark Wahlberg eventually stepped into the role of grieving father Jack Salmon.

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