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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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Jennifer Aniston Wrote A SCATHING HuffPo Column On Bodyshaming, Media And Identity

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YESSSSSSS.

Yesterday, Jennifer Aniston wrote a piece for The Huffington Post Blog, and it really gets down and dirty about the effect media attention and societal expectation has had on her. She basically says she’s NOT pregnant, and for everyone to get off of her back along with the back of every other woman in the world, because society is dictating unhealthy standards for women. It’s pretty great- and pretty angry- and I feel like definitely shows the strain of being a woman in the public eye. The full piece is HERE, but here are the highlights:

I used to tell myself that tabloids were like comic books, not to be taken seriously, just a soap opera for people to follow when they need a distraction. But I really can’t tell myself that anymore because the reality is the stalking and objectification I’ve experienced first-hand, going on decades now, reflects the warped way we calculate a woman’s worth.

The sheer amount of resources being spent right now by press trying to simply uncover whether or not I am pregnant (for the bajillionth time… but who’s counting) points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful, or unhappy if they’re not married with children.

Here’s where I come out on this topic: we are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone. Let’s make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world who look to us as examples. Let’s make that decision consciously, outside of the tabloid noise. We don’t need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own “happily ever after” for ourselves.

Yes, I may become a mother some day, and since I’m laying it all out there, if I ever do, I will be the first to let you know. But I’m not in pursuit of motherhood because I feel incomplete in some way, as our celebrity news culture would lead us all to believe. I resent being made to feel “less than” because my body is changing and/or I had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird angle and therefore deemed one of two things: “pregnant” or “fat.” Not to mention the painful awkwardness that comes with being congratulated by friends, coworkers and strangers alike on one’s fictional pregnancy (often a dozen times in a single day).

(Via Huffington Post)

I dig Jennfier’s words. For someone who has fought to fit into the standards that she’s criticized for so long, I’m sure it’s particularly resonant for her. And that’s kind of the point. I think women who are aging out of media standards of “attractiveness” have a lot more to think about and become much better people once they’re kind of freed from trying to be some kind of ideal. Or not- just a theory. But I’m glad Jen’s thought about it and I’m glad she spoke out.

What do YOU think of her piece?

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Posted Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 7:07am
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Jennifer Aniston Might Be Pregnant …Or She Just Had A “Big Lunch.”

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You can be the judge.

After seeing the pic (above) of Jennifer Aniston and husband Justin Theroux  on the beach in the Bahamas, everyone’s been speculating. Why? Because she kinda I guess sorta looks like she’s got a gut, I GUESS? But it’s enough to have media outlets speculate that she’s pregnant, even though her rep swears she doesn’t have a bun in the oven, only that she had a “big lunch” before the photo was taken.

“She is not pregnant,” Aniston’s publicist Stephen Huvane reported, calling the stories “just yet another” false claim about the actress, whose reproductive state has long been the subject of tabloid coverage, is something she’s not.

Later, Aniston was seen in New York wearing a bulky trench coat with a scarf and holding a purse in front of her stomach, while Theroux walked next to her wearing a more weather-appropriate tank top so you KNOW everyone’s like…well, she still could be. Or she could be COLD, you MONSTERS!

I’m kind of hoping she’s pregnant, if only so that Justin can complain to a little Justin or Jennifer Jr. why he decided to get a giant back tattoo in his youth.

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Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 9:09am
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Jennifer Aniston’s Mom Died

Jennifer Aniston is all smiles on the set of 'The Bounty' in NYC

So sad.

Jennifer Aniston‘s mom, Nancy Dow, has died. It’s sad because it feels like Jennifer had a complicated relationship with her mom, while also kind of revering her. Jen’s mom was an actress, who appeared in The Beverly Hillbillies in 1966 and The Wild Wild West in 1967, and felt like a powerful force in her family.

“It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our Mother Nancy Dow. She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness,” Aniston, 47, tells People in a statement. “We ask that our family’s privacy be respected as we grieve our loss.”

Dow suffered a stroke in 2011 followed by a second stroke a year later, according to multiple reports.

The mother of two was married to Jack Melick from 1956 -1961 and soap star John Aniston from 1965-1980. Jennifer’s parents divorced when she was 9 years old.

“No matter how complicated and difficult the relationship between Nancy and Jennifer may have been, it is heartbreaking for any daughter to lose her mother,” a source close to the family tells PEOPLE. “Nancy fought a very long battle, with many ups and downs, and Jennifer is grateful for the happy times they shared. She is pulling close to her husband and family and feels so supported by their love.”

In a January 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Friends alum described her mother as being “gorgeous, stunning” though she was also “very critical.”

(Via People)

See what I mean? Any way you look at it, it’s a loss. Our thoughts are with you, Jen!

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Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 1:13pm
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