Renee Zellweger Explains Changing Face: It’s Because I’m So Happy!

Yesterday, photos of Renee Zelwegger looking very different from how we remember her made the rounds online, and it’s easy to see why.

This wasn’t a simple case of dramatic weight loss or Botox gone wrong. The former rom-com queen legitimately looked like a different person.

Concerned Zellweger fans clamored for an explanation: Had Renee simply had a lot of work done? Is there some issue with her health? 

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Renee Zellweger in 2004 and 2014. Yes, that is actually the same person.

In an effort to put minds at ease, the actress gave an interview with People magazine yesterday, and only ended up raising even more questions:

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

Well, she is certainly living a different lifestyle these days. For one, the 45-year-old hasn’t appeared in any movie that we know of since 2010.

At the height of her fame, Renee dated Bradley Cooper, and a slew of other A-listers. Her tumultuous relationships with Jack White and Kenny Chesney made tabloid headlines.

These days, Renee steers clear of Hollywood and drama and has been quietly dating her old college boyfriend Doyle Bramhall for about two years.

“My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy,” Renee adds.

“For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that…Perhaps I look different. Who doesn’t as they get older? But I am different. I am happy.”

Probably not the answer that most fans were expecting when they saw the photos, but we’re guessing that’s as specific as Renee is going to get.

Who knew that happiness could have such a profound effect on someone’s appearance? We wonder if these other celebrities feel the same way …

Heidi Montag Boob Job!


The queen of plastic surgery. It’s shocking how different Heidi Montag used to look and how badly this obsession turned out for her.

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Rosie O’Donnell Wonders: Might John Grisham Be Into Child Porn?

John Grisham chose a somewhat odd cause to get behind this week.

In an interview with The Telegraph, the best-selling author brought up the topic of child pornography purveyors and said the following:

“We have prisons now filled with guys my age… who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child, but they got online one night, started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, pushed the wrong buttons, went too far, and got into child porn.”

Amidst an understandable uproar once the remarks went viral, Grisham then issued an apology and an explanation.

“Anyone who harms a child for profit or pleasure, or who in any way participates in child pornography – online or otherwise – should be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” Grisham said.

He continued:

“My comments made two days ago during an interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph were in no way intended to show sympathy for those convicted of sex crimes, especially the sexual molestation of children. I can think of nothing more despicable. I regret having made these comments, and apologize to all.”

But Rosie O’Donnell wasn’t satisfied with this mea culpa during the opening segment of The View today.

“I accept your apology but I don’t believe in your [expletive] bull crap thing that you said before,” O’Donnell said. “Nobody accidentally stumbles onto child pornography.”

O’Donnell then alleged that Grisham must only know what he’s talking about from experience.

“If I were the police, I’d look at John Grisham‘s hard drive right now,” she said.

And, at that, co-panelist Whoopi Goldberg took the show to a commercial break.

What do you think of Grisham’s original comments and O’Donnell’s response? Did she cross a line in practically calling John Grisham a child porn lover?

Or did Grisham deserve it for having defended these purveyors in the first place?

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Enquirer: Ben Affleck was so flabby on Batman set they had to use a body double

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I’m putting the source right there in the title because it’s possible this is creative fiction. It’s funny as hell to consider, which is why I’m repeating it. According to Mike Walker’s column in the National Enquirer, Ben Affleck refused to use the trainer that the studio hired him to buff up for his Batfleck part. Ben used a dude that Matt Damon recommended, and he allegedly failed to reach Batman levels of low body fat. Ben was deemed too “flabby” for a shirtless scene, so a body double ended up being called in:

Ben Affleck… [refused] to let producers hire their own fitness trainer to whip him into rock-hard superhero shape for his role as the masked night-flying avenger in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” – Ben [insisted] instead on hiring a [guy] recommended by… Matt Dmaon.

“Turns out that was a truly bad decision for Ben,” reports an on-set source, “because when it finally came time to start filming after many delays, the star showed up looking so flabby for a shirtless boxing scene that producers immediately hired a ripped body double – and ended up using him so frequently as the Batman stand-in that snarky crew members sneakily started calling Ben ‘Fatman’ behind his back!”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, Mike Walker’s column, October 20, 2014]

I was buying this up until the “Fatman” quip. Affleck is in no way “fat.” This reminds me of the 2009 Simpsons episode Homer The Whopper when Homer became an “everyman” superhero from Comic Book Guy’s comic. Homer got an obnoxious trainer and slimmed down, only to fatten up again as shooting went on. Spoiler – His weight fluctuated so much that it caused continuity problems with the film. So I’m not really buying this story that Affleck wasn’t slim enough to play Batman without a shirt, he looks pretty amazing to me. It could be true though, my standard for “incredibly fit” and Hollywood’s standard are pretty far apart.

In other news, Affleck’s better half Jennifer Garner is one of the three women to cover the upcoming issue of Elle Magazine. (Others include Zoe Saldana and Tina Fey.) She’s clad in menswear and looking to the side, you can see the cover here. Garner tells Elle that Affleck is very encouraging of her career. “My husband is always the one saying to me, ‘You have to work, you have to work. This is part of who you are. We’ll figure it out.’ That’s powerful, when your partner has that serious mantra.” Why do I ascribe less than altruistic motivations to Affleck encouraging Garner to work?

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Enjoy Breakfast At The Country Mart

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Visit The Farmer's Market

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Visit The Farmer's Market

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Visit The Farmer's Market
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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Visit The Farmer's Market
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Visit The Farmer's Market
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Visit The Farmer's Market

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Rosie O’Donnell FLIPS OUT on Whoopi Goldberg In Front of The View Studio Audience!

We all knew Rosie O’Donnell’s return to The View would result in some major drama, but we figured she would direct most of her rage at resident right-winger Elisabeth Hasselbeck​  Nicolle Wallace.

But according to witnesses at a recent taping, Rosie’s got it in for Whoopi Goldberg, who she apparently feels has gotten a big head since taking over for Barbra Walters as moderator, following Walters’ retirement  earlier this year.

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The story goes that Rosie was holding court on the topic of using physical punishments such as spanking on children.

O’Donnell reportedly refuses to wear an ear piece during taping, so she’s the last to know when a commercial break is coming up. Goldberg interrupted her rant to go to commercial and that’s when Rosie lost it:

“As soon as they went to commercial break, Rosie took the handheld microphone that they use to engage the audience,” says one witness.

“Instead of talking to the audience, Rosie spoke directly to Whoopi in the mic and [said] she was ‘very upset’ and ‘didn’t appreciate’ what Whoopi had done.”

Whoopi apparently tried to smooth things over, repeatedly telling Rosie that it’s “not the time for this.”

O’Donnell persisted, which prompted Goldberg to fire back in epic fashion:

“F–k it, I told you to leave it alone and you don’t want to listen,” Whoopi reportedly shouted at Rosie. “If you want to go there Rosie, I will dammit. I’m really sick of your sh-t!”

Wow. Guess you can be on the same page as Rosie politically and still grow tired of her steamrolling over your every conversation.

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Taylor Swift wrote a song titled “Bad Blood” about an enemy in the music business. We’re pretty sure the subject was Katy Perry.

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Rosie O’Donnell ‘The View’ Co-Host Says Weight Loss Surgery Isn’t “A Magic Pill”

Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds Have A Baby Girl ***FILE PHOTOS***‘The View’ co-host Rosie O’Donnell has been open about the fact that she dropped 50 lbs after having vertical gastric sleeve surgery. She hasn’t been glorifying the experience, admitting it was a bit unsettling to watch her body change as she dropped the pounds. Last night Rosie attended the Rosie’s Theater Kids Gala, a benefit for her nonprofit. She opened up about weight loss surgery. RELATED: Rosie O’Donnell talks about the downsides of weight loss.

Rosie told People:

In my opinion, [this surgery is] something that needs a little more attention for people who have suffered with morbid obesity their whole lives. This has really, really helped [me].
“Everyone has to approach it in a way that feels right with them, [but] once you have the surgery, it’s not a magic pill. It’s still hard. You have to risk your life, and you’re in severe discomfort for a couple of months, and it forces you to modify your behavior when you haven’t been able to before.”

Now that is an interesting statement because that’s what strikes me about weight loss surgery. Basically, it’s a surgical intervention that forces people to modify their behavior because their stomachs literally can’t hold all the food they would eat otherwise. This surgery is so drastic: I wonder if there’s a way to get people to modify their behavior without the surgery? I guess that’s the million dollar question, isn’t it?

I love that Rosie’s so open about her experience. There’s no “I just started hiking with my dog on the weekends” nonsense- LOL. Rosie admits it was her heart attack and the surgery (she tried for a year pre-surgery to lose weight but wasn’t successful) that finally turned things around for her.

I think, for me, always having a weight issue and struggling with weight my whole life, to the point I had a heart attack that almost killed me and [until] the doctor said, ‘You have to do this,’ I don’t think I would have done it ever.”

Well, Rosie’s looking great. These pics are from January 2013, so she was heavier then, but I’ve seen her on ‘The View,’ and she looks fantastic!

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Rosie O’Donnell Opens Up About The Downside Of Weight Loss

The National Women's History Museum Honors Rosie O'DonnellWe typically don’t think of weight loss like this! ‘The View’ co-host Rosie O’Donnell opened up about her weight loss; she lost 50 pounds after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. This was necessary after she suffered a heart attack in 2012. Rosie admitted there’s a downside to weight loss. RELATED: Rosie O’Donnell returns to ‘The View’ “in peace,” and then threw shade at Sherri Shepherd- LOL.

Rosie explained:

The fact that I look so different has been difficult and unexpected. Everyone assumes that obese people would just be jumping for joy that they were healthier and thinner and able to fit into store-bought sizes, we don’t have to go to the plus store. But it’s also filled with a lot of emotional turbulence you wouldn’t expect.
“I have a group that I go to, where women talk about how they feel. A lot of marriages break up once one person gets healthy. Luckily, my wife is very healthy, always been healthy, loves me and encourages me to be healthy.”

It can be a challenge: when one person gets healthy, it can upset the status quo in other relationships (friendships as well as marriages). I’m glad Rosie’s wife is able to be supportive! We tend to think losing weight is like the key to someone’s problems in life; it’s refreshing to hear someone talk about how that isn’t necessarily the case!

The National Women's History Museum Honors Rosie O'Donnell
The National Women's History Museum Honors Rosie O'Donnell
The National Women's History Museum Honors Rosie O'Donnell
The National Women's History Museum Honors Rosie O'Donnell
The National Women's History Museum Honors Rosie O'Donnell
The National Women's History Museum Honors Rosie O'Donnell
The National Women's History Museum Honors Rosie O'Donnell
The National Women's History Museum Honors Rosie O'Donnell
The National Women's History Museum Honors Rosie O'Donnell
The National Women's History Museum Honors Rosie O'Donnell

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Khloe Kardashian Enters "Beast Mode," Posts Workout Video

Beast Mode has been activated for Khloe Kardashian.

Annoyingly making like sister Kim Kardashian, Khloe is now intent on shedding pounds, having posted a photo to Instagram last night of herself (in dreadlocks) hitting the gym and trying to back to her “pre-hamptons, pre-sympathy kourtney pregnancy weight.”

Now, the reality star has provided video evidence of her latest workout.

The 30-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians actress took to Instagram this morning to share a video of her intense routine with fitness guru Gunnar Peterson, stealing the nickname of Marshawn Lynch and writing as a simple caption:

“Beast mode with @gunnarfitness.”

What serve as Khloe’s inspiration for getting back into shape?

We can’t say for sure, but we pretty much can: Kardashian is single now, after all. She just dumped French Montana.

And, really, what better motivation does one need than being back on the dating market?

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Khloe Kardashian chills here in front of a green screen. She is now the big 3-0!!!

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CMA Awards 2014: Nominations Revealed!

Country superstars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are about to face off against some friendly competition at the 48th annual CMA Awards:

Each other!

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Both singers are up for Entertainer of the Year honors alongside Luke Bryan, George Strait and Keith Urban when the awards as passed out November 5.

A married couple known almost as much for their relationship (often the target of tabloid gossip), there’s no debating Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton‘s talent.

The pregnant Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return to host the ABC awards telecast for the seventh consecutive year from Nashville, Tenn.

Darius Rucker and Little Big Town announced the nominees in the first five categories on Good Morning America early Wednesday. See them after the jump:

Entertainer of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year

Crash My Party, Luke Bryan
Fuse, Keith Urban
Platinum, Miranda Lambert
Riser, Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders, Eric Church

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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton celebrated their third anniversary this week. Here’s a great wedding throwback pic.

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LeAnn Rimes Celebrates Birthday With Bikini Selfie: Has She Lost More Weight?

LeAnn Rimes celebrated her 32nd birthday yesterday, and the reality star commemorated the occasion with a bikini photo showing her slender physique.

LeAnn Rimes Bikini Selfie

Yes, we said reality star. And we said it on purpose.

Because these days, her train wreck of a VH1 show LeAnn & Eddie and celebrity gossip persona are almost more notable than her singing career.

When she’s not beefing with Brandi Glanville, she’s giving absurd quotes about how she raped her boyfriend when she lost her virginity and so forth.

It’s been an amazing few years for her, really.

Anyway, back to the above photo. It was shared with fans on LeAnn’s Twitter page, captioned with “Starting 32 out healthy before it goes downhill lol.”

“Lol”?

Healthy is a good thing, and we encourage her to be. We just don’t trust that she actually is, and not because we’re judging her based on one pic.

LeAnn’s struggles with her body and her self-esteem have been well documented, and we hope she isn’t going down the wrong path, that’s all.

She’s already done it in a way, thanks to whatever you’d call her show with Eddie Cibrian. We don’t need her to jeopardize her physical health too.

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LeAnn Rimes with Eddie Cibrian. They got married more than two years ago now.

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Demi Lovato: Kim Kardashian is Revolutionizing Our Standards of Beauty! For the Better!

Demi Lovato is a big fan of Kim Kardashian’s body of work. Or just her body.

We doubt she’s sitting around watching the Kim Kardashian sex tape, but she credits its moaning star for changing the way society thinks about beauty.

Seriously. Demi praises Kim’s influence on girls for embracing her voluptuous, booty-licious curves, showing us that a gorgeous body isn’t always stick-thin.

That is one positive way to spin Kardashian’s career, that’s for sure.

Demi Lovato and Kim Kardashian

Asked about the photo collage she posted while reflecting on her body image issues, Demi told Access Hollywood it was more about the feeling than the clothes.

She was having a blast in her mid-teenage years, yes, however, “The very first time I went to the VMAs, I just looked so bony and fragile and unhappy.”

“I look back at that and I think, ‘You know what? I may have been thinner, but I am so happy I am healthy today and I have curves, which are a lot sexier than what I was aiming for.'”

“I think curves are beautiful and I feel great,” Lovato adds, and for changing her perception, “I really credit women like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian.”

“[They] completely revolutionized our generation’s view… of what beautiful is. When I was growing up, the people that I had to look up to [for] body image [were] extremely underweight.”

Demi Lovato, Makeup-Free


This is an extreme close up of Demi Lovato and her freckles. The singer isn’t hiding behind any makeup.

She didn’t name names there, but you can use your imagination. Demi went on to lavish more praise upon the first family of reality TV in this regard, saying:

“You can think whatever you want about the Kardashians, but they really did help tons of women feel comfortable in their own skin, and I like to carry that message on.”

“I wasted so years ashamed of my body when I could’ve been living the happy and healthy life I live today. I’m so excited to live my life the way I deserve to and to the complete fullest!”

A ringing endorsement we did not expect. But hard to argue.

Kim Kardashian and the rest of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians cast: Raising the level of public debate, and changing lives for the better, one day at a time.

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Her eyes are up here, fellas! Kim Kardashian walks around here during Paris Fashion Week.

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