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Critics Are Still Fixated On Renee Zellweger’s Face

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A week ago, Renee Zellweger wrote a “scathing” essay at HuffPo in which she attempted to deny that she had undergone any plastic surgery, and I’m not sure anyone really bought it. Now, I do think she had a point that we focus too much on the appearances of women in media, but at the same time it’s like, you’re a major public figure, of COURSE people are going to notice. She doesn’t owe the public anything, but to deny seems weird?

Interestingly enough, HuffPo ALSO published a “counterpoint” op-ed called “I’m Not An Awful Person For Wondering About Renee Zellweger’s Face.” You can read it here. My favorite part:

But [Zellweger’s essay] annoyed me because I’m sick of being told that if you walk into a room — or in this case, onto the red carpet in 2014 — looking like a totally different person from the last time I saw you, I’m morally bereft for wondering what the hell happened to your face. It’s not OK to be nasty or cruel, but most people are just trying to make sense of what they’re looking at. And you don’t get to tell them they don’t have that right.

What’s with this weird argument people keep making that it’s somehow anti-woman or anti-feminist, when faced with a dramatically changed appearance that looks very much like it’s due to cosmetic surgery, to do anything other than pretend you don’t notice anything? Isn’t the opposite — pretending people’s appearances just magically change for no reason — actually the anti-woman thing to do? To act like rich people’s wrinkles just disappear? Like their lips get plumper and their thighs thinner by magic?

(Via HuffPo)

Bottom line, Renee doesn’t really look like herself. And the new Bridget Jones’ Baby is kind of pushed to the side because of this. Good thing? Bad thing? Critics are panning the movie, so you can be the judge.


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Posted Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 11:11am
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Renee Zellweger Wrote Her Own HuffPo Article About Not Having Any Work Done

Renee Zellweger: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

First it was Jennifer Aniston, now it’s Renee Zellweger

Seems like lots of old rom com actresses are using the Huffington Post as a sad sounding board for Hollywood injustice, don’t you think? Now, some backstory: Zellweger got a lot of attention back in 2014 when she emerged after a long absence seemingly having gotten some dramatic plastic surgery. Since then, everyone has weighed in about it, wondering why she did it and why she hasn’t admitted to it. And she still won’t: her new HuffPo essay is about how she didn’t, and how the media is awful. You can read the full piece here. Here’s the important part:

In October 2014, a tabloid newspaper article reported that I’d likely had surgery to alter my eyes. It didn’t matter; just one more story in the massive smut pile generated every day by the tabloid press and fueled by exploitative headlines and folks who practice cowardly cruelty from their anonymous internet pulpits.

In the interest of tabloid journalism, which profits from the chaos and scandal it conjures and injects into people’s lives and their subsequent humiliation, the truth is reduced to representing just one side of the fictional argument. I can’t imagine there’s dignity in explaining yourself to those who trade in contrived scandal, or in seeking the approval of those who make fun of others for sport. It’s silly entertainment, it’s of no import, and I don’t see the point in commenting.

However, in our current culture of unsolicited transparency, televised dirty laundry, and folks bartering their most intimate details in exchange for attention and notoriety, it seems that the choice to value privacy renders one a suspicious character. Disingenuous. A liar with nefarious behavior to conceal. “She denies,” implies an attempt to cover up the supposed tabloid “exposed truth.” And now, as the internet story contrived for its salacious appeal to curious minds becomes the supposed truth within moments, choosing the dignity of silence rather than engaging with the commerce of cruel fiction, leaves one vulnerable not only to the usual ridicule, but to having the narrative of one’s life hijacked by those who profiteer from invented scandal.

…Not that it’s anyone’s business, but I did not make a decision to alter my face and have surgery on my eyes. This fact is of no true import to anyone at all, but that the possibility alone was discussed among respected journalists and became a public conversation is a disconcerting illustration of news/entertainment confusion and society’s fixation on physicality.

(Via Huffington Post)

I like Renee, but I do feel like she got work done, and it’s hard to criticize media as a public figure after you look so significantly different. Ya know? And I get it, I write snark for a living. But still- she can cry into her money, or even go away again. It’s her prerogative!


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Posted Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 11:11am
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Bridget Jones Is Back And…Preggers

Renee Zellweger: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

Yes, you can see this (new) face in 2016, because Renee Zellweger is coming back as Bridget Jones next year!

Last time we saw Ol’ Bridge was in The Edge of Reason in 2004, but she’ll be back in Sept 2016 to tell a different story- not really of love and coupling, but of babymakin.’ Entertainment Weekly reports:

In Bridget Jones’s Baby (out Sept. 16, 2016), Zellweger’s alter-ego is now 43, still single, and in a bit of a pickle: she’s pregnant and is not sure who’s the father. Is it her on-and-off again beau with the bad sweaters or a hot new billionaire named Mark Qwant (Patrick Dempsey) who is way more of a threat to Mark than Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) ever was?

“This is part of the new challenge, discovering where she is now in her new life,” Zellweger tells EW. “But as an actress, it feels like stepping back with an old friend. I love this character, I like that she tells stories about what it’s like to be a woman and these really relatable situations at certain times in life. It’s so right to tell a story about Bridget in this stage of her life.”

An old friend, indeed.  And this one’s with Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey, so new McDreamies included.

Will you see the new Bridget Jones?

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Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 8:08am
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Renee Zellweger: ‘I’m Glad Folks Think I Look Different’

Renee Zellweger: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

Renee Zellweger is looking a bit different these days and she doesn’t care what anyone thinks. She showed up at the red carpet for the Elle Women in Hollywood party in Beverly Hills on Monday and some said they didn’t recognize the actress. You can see a photo here. Still, she isn’t taking that to heart and is glad that others think she looks different because she is different.

She revealed, “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.”

Calling the conversation about her appearance “silly,” she says she is choosing to address it because “it seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn’t exist won’t get off my porch until I answer the door.”

“My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy,” Zellweger continues. “For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things.”

That healthier, slower-paced lifestyle – and her happy relationship with boyfriend Doyle Bramhall – helped her turn a corner. “I did work that allows for being still, making a home, loving someone, learning new things, growing as a creative person and finally growing into myself,” she says.

Kudos to her… She not only looks great, but she also has a great attitude on life. Real women age, people — it’s time we all got over the idea that we don’t age or get wrinkles!

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Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 8:08am
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