Golden Globes 2011: Jenny Lewis attends with Jake Gyllenhaal in Taylor Swift's place

jenny-lewis-jake-gyllenhaal.jpgIt's wise to stay on good terms with your exes. You never know when you're going to need a last-minute date to the Golden Globes.

Taking someone to an awards show is kind of a big deal. You're kind of making a statement that you're "with" this person in more than a casual dating sort of way. Your picture is going to be taken repeatedly. You better make sure this is someone you're not going to delete from your iPhone next week.

Note: "Blue Valentine" nominee Ryan Gosling did not bring Blake Lively with him.

Hence the number of people who show up stag or give their moms a thrill by taking them.

"Love and Other Drugs"
star Jake Gyllenhaal went another route on Sunday (Jan. 16) night following his abrupt break-up earlier this month with Taylor Swift, bringing Rilo Kiley lead singer Jenny Lewis (who he dated a decade ago) as his date instead.

Rekindled romance or an extra seat at the table that needed to be filled? Unless Jenny has split with boyfriend Jonathan Rice, we're going to go with just an old pal helping a fella out.
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