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Renee Zellweger Talks About Her Failed Marriage To Kenny Chesney

'Bridget Jones's Baby' Berlin Premiere

Renee Zellweger is doing a LOT of talking, these days!

In an interview with the Advocate, she discussed her breakup from Kenny Chesney and why she annulled their 2005 brief marriage over “fraud”, a charge which everyone kinda thought was code word for “gay.”

According to the actress, the scandal isn’t something she conveniently “forgot” about (obvi, it was a HUGE deal back in 2005), but she didn’t want to say too much, because that wasn’t her style.

“I forgot about that. It’s a pretty big thing to forget, isn’t it? That made me sad. It made me sad that somehow people were using that as a way to be cruel and calling someone gay as a pejorative, which has fateful consequences. Of course, there’s the bigger-picture problem of why anyone had to make up a story at all.”

“Well, I’d said all I needed to say on that subject. I’m an old-fashioned gal who doesn’t feel it’s appropriate to hang out your laundry on the lawn. I feel you devalue yourself as a human being when you share very personal things with a bajillion strangers who are making fun of you. I just don’t see that there’s any dignity in that. But sometimes it is difficult to just let something be what it is, especially when it’s unnecessary ugliness. Once you’ve said your piece, shouldn’t that be enough? And why is the ugliness that’s perpetuated in the media so attractive to people?”

(Via The Advocate)

Yes, true. But I’m still wondering…is Kenny gay? What’s his deal? What does “fraud” even mean in this case? I bet there is a LOT about this 2005 annulment that we have no idea about…

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Posted Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 9:09am
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Renee Zellweger Doesn’t Need Kids To Be Happy

The 2012 Night Of Stars Gala

You do YOU, Renee!

In another statement by Renee Zellweger going against dumb Hollywood norms, the actress revealed that she doesn’t need to have certain things to be happy — including kids — in a new interview with Extra:

The 47-year-old actress, who stars in the upcoming sequel Bridget Jones’s Baby, said that although she played a pregnant woman on set, she hasn’t thought too much about motherhood. When asked by Extra if she was “craving” a baby, she said, “I’ve never really thought like that about anything in my life, really. I’ve always been kind of open to whatever may be, curious to see what’s next. I’ve never been that deliberate about my life and the things that I would require in order to be happy.”

The Oscar winner explained that her character in the movie, Bridget Jones, shows people it’s totally fine to have flaws or to not be married with children by a certain point in their lives. “She makes it OK to be imperfect,” Zellweger told Extra. “She makes it OK to be human at a time when we feel probably that there’s a lot of social pressure to be a certain way, to look a certain way, to have established certain things in your life by a certain phase in your life experience. She’s sort of challenging those notions.”

(Via Us Weekly)

Renee has been dating boyfriend Doyle Bramhall for four years, and I’m happy she’s not getting as hounded about kids as Jennifer Aniston, who is about the same age. Probably because Renee has a little more leeway in terms of being in and out of the spotlight. I love her atttitude of “whatever life brings me.” It’s true- an agenda is what’s going to make life full of weird expectations and disappointments. She’s already had a pretty great life, if you ask me.


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Posted Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 8:08am
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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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