Renee Zellweger “I’m Glad You Think I Look Different”

renee zellweger (1)The internet was abuzz yesterday when pictures of Renee Zellweger at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards surfaced. Everyone was talking about how, well, different she looked. I dug up some older pics from 2013 and 2012 and even a few from 2002, but Renee herself spoke out about all of the speculation on her appearance. RELATED: Renee Zellweger hangs out with her boyfriend.

Renee told People (which has a picture of her at the event: I don’t have the rights to those pictures):

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.”

She referred to all the internet chatter as “silly” but decided to speak out about it anyway because:

[I]t 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. 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.
“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.
“People don’t know me in my 40s. People don’t know me [as] healthy for a while. Perhaps I look different. Who doesn’t as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I’m happy.”

I think the big difference, especially if you compare the 2002 pic (upper right corner) with the 2014 pic (upper left corner) is that Renee’s face looks a little slimmer. That’s a natural part of aging, though: we lose those rounded cheeks that we had from childhood. I, for one, think she looks amazing! Her healthy and happy lifestyle certainly shows. You can click on each photo in the gallery to see when it was taken, if you’re curious.

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Duggar Family Secrets Revealed: What Goes on Behind Closed Doors?

The Duggars of TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting fame seems like the picture perfect family in many respects, but what goes on behind closed doors?

A lot of things you might not expect, according to a surprising new expose.

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The Duggar parents often accompany their children on dates in order to maintain their “accountability” and “keep things from going in the wrong direction,” per Jim Bob. The girls are fine with this, as being alone with men puts them in grave “moral danger.” When the parents aren’t available, their older siblings will often tag along, making every date a group date and a family affair.

With 19 children to raise (or at least 15 now that a handful have reached adulthood), one would think Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar would be exhausted, 24/7.

Not necessarily, though. Their maligned ace in the hole: Jana Duggar!

It’s the put-upon eldest daughter who’s exhausted from a lifetime of raising the kids, and some of the other older siblings, who do most of the babysitting.

“Jim Bob and Michelle have what they call the ‘buddy system,’” an insider says of the household’s inner workings, and that system works as follows:

“Each of the older kids gets paired with a younger kid that they have to watch over and help out. It’s great for them, because it’s like they have a set of free nannies.

The kids, however, “don’t really have a choice” in the matter.

Jana Duggar, as a 23-year-old, often gets saddled with even more responsibility, as she’s managing the managers as well as her own little buddy.

“Jim Bob and Michelle have been known to go out on date night and leave all the kids at home with Jana in charge of the house,” the source says.

“They’ll be gone for hours, during which she has to watch over everyone. She does it with a smile, but it’s sad. It’s not like she ever gets a date night!”

She’s not even allowed to date, according to some reports.

There’s only so much one beautiful young woman can do, too, because of the sheer numbers involved. When the parents are away, the kids run wild.

If Jana can’t whip something up for all of them to eat, which is a tall order, “they’ve been known to just have snacks like pretzel sticks and yogurt for dinner.”

“They bounce off the walls!” the source claims. “They are allowed to ride their scooters in the house, and even put the youngest kids in a wagon.

“They drag them around at high speeds. It seems like they pretty much do whatever they want. They even have an indoor slide and rock climbing wall.”

“It’s amazing that no one’s ever gotten hurt.”

Or that Jana gets no credit for it.

Jana Marie Duggar


Jana Marie Duggar is so beautiful … and put upon, supposedly, by a family that relies on her to help take care of the others but never have a life of her own. If that’s true, it’s sad. Is it time for her to break free?

To their credit, there has been no sign of abuse, mental or physical, or rumors of any legitimate scandals with the family, despite its increasingly high profile.

While to a point, you can’t expect a family that large to coexist without a level of chaos thrown into the mix, you have to wonder about the toll it takes on Jana.

With Josh Duggar married with children, Jill Duggar marrying Derick Dillard and Jessa Duggar set to get married November 1, Jana’s plight seems even sadder.

To see the family as they want to be portrayed on TLC, watch 19 Kids and Counting online to catch up on their comings and goings, then comment below:

Should Jim Bob and Michelle cut her a break and bring in some hired help to keep the kids in line instead of their vaunted buddy system? Discuss!

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Toys R Us Under Fire for Breaking Bad Action Figure: Read Bryan Cranston’s Epic Response!

Heisenberg 1, Florida Woman 0.

Late last week, Susan Schrivjer of Fort Myers started a Change.org petition to get Toys ‘R’ Us to remove Breaking Bad action figures from its shelves.

The items – which featured  Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in Hazmat suits, along with tiny guns, sacks of cash and a bag of meth – are on sale now for $13.99.

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But it isn’t the price with which Schrivjer takes issue.

“Toys R Us is well known around the world for their vast selection of toys for children of all ages,” the documents reads. “However, their decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children’s toys is a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values.”

To date, the petition has over 3,600 signatures.

“While the show may be compelling viewing for adults, its violent content and celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters,” Schrivjer adds.

How does Cranston, a four-time Emmy Award winner for his role on this AMC smash, feel about the flap? This is what he Tweeted in response:

“Florida mom petitions against Toys ‘R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.’ I’m so mad, I’m burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest.”

HA! We love it.

Toys ‘R’ Us, meanwhile, issued its own statement in regard to the petition, addressing Schrivjer and writing:

“The products you reference are carried in very limited quantities and the product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up. Items from this TV series are located in the adult action figure area of our stores.”

That should pretty much put an end to this controversy, shouldn’t it?

Unless some toddler is gonna watch Breaking Bad online, why would he or she even want to own a Walter White doll? Seems easy enough in this case for parents to simply not purchase the item for their kids.

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If Miley Cyrus is God then there’s probably hope for us all.

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JK Simmons is the anti-Miles Teller: ‘I have no illusions about being a movie star’

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Here are some photos of Miles Teller and JK Simmons at the BFI London Film Festival yesterday – these are photocall and premiere photos for Whiplash. I’m surprised to see Miles towering over JK. I mean, I knew Miles was a big guy, but I thought JK was tall too. Whiplash has become the indie partner to The Imitation Game this year. The Imitation Game keeps scooping up the big awards at film festivals, while Whiplash keeps getting awards for “Audience Favorite” and such. Plus, most people really believe that JK is a major Oscar contender for Best Supporting Actor. Too bad his costar has already worn out his welcome, right?

JK has been doing a lot of press for the film, just as much as Miles. But JK’s interviews don’t generate the same kind of heat because JK is not a raging a—hole. When The Wrap sat down with JK to talk about the movie, the last questions were about being a life-long character actor, remembered and beloved without ever being a proper “movie star.” When asked if he would ever want to be a leading man, JK said:

“Well, I’ve had a lot of great supporting parts. And honestly, I’ve got a wife and kids, so I like spending time at home. I just did a TV show this past year where I was number one on the call sheet ["Growing Up Fisher"], and I was working 60 hours a week. And it was a good show and I enjoyed it, but at the end of the day I was like, this is a lot of work. Generally, I like being the supporting guy. And that was obviously part of the joy of doing “Whiplash,” because this is just a bigger supporting part than usual. But I have no illusions about being a movie star. I’m just glad to be able to work. To be able to do the short and then do the feature a year later, and then to be sitting here in whatever fancy hotel this is talking about it has been a pretty cool journey.

[From The Wrap]

Humble. Cool. Not interested in being the second coming of Ryan Gosling. Happy where he is. Compare that to any of Miles Teller’s recent profiles and you wonder what JK really thinks of his costar. Oh, Miles has a new interview with The Daily Beast this week – go here to read. He says some sort of interesting stuff about his friendship with Shailene Woodley (he compared them to Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) and once again talked about how in-demand he is these days.

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Frances McDormand on plastic surgery: It makes me ‘full of fear and rage’

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Frances McDormand is promoting her new miniseries, Olive Kitteridge. The project is about a family who lives in a New England town where not everything is as safe and sound as it seems. The town’s residents are all having affairs and enduring various tragedies. Frances did a new interview with the New York Times where she calls the miniseries “a subversive act” because it provides so many aging actors with roles. Frances is 57 and keeps a low profile for a woman who’s married to a Coen Brother.

Frances may appear in many of Joel Cohen’s movies (I loved her in Burn After Reading), but she’s not getting the roles because she’s married to the director. Frances is immensely talented. She won the Oscar for Fargo and hid her award behind a bunch of books on an obscure shelf. She sometimes dresses it in “a cowboy outfit” for fun but mostly ignores it. Frances was also nominated for Almost Famous and two other movie roles. She’s a good egg, as they say. Here are her feelings on aging and plastic surgery:

On aging in Hollywood: “We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. There’s no desire to be an adult. Adulthood is not a goal. It’s not seen as a gift. Something happened culturally: No one is supposed to age past 45 — sartorially, cosmetically, attitudinally. Everybody dresses like a teenager. Everybody dyes their hair. Everybody is concerned about a smooth face.”

Her feelings on plastic surgery: “I have not mutated myself in any way. Joel and I have this conversation a lot. He literally has to stop me physically from saying something to people — to friends who’ve had work. I’m so full of fear and rage about what they’ve done.” Looking old, she said, should be a boast about experiences accrued and insights acquired, a triumphant signal “that you are someone who, beneath that white hair, has a card catalog of valuable information.”

Her early career: “I was often told that I wasn’t a thing. She’s not pretty enough, she’s not tall enough, she’s not thin enough, she’s not fat enough.’ I thought, ‘O.K., someday you’re going to be looking for someone not, not, not, not, and there I’ll be.’”

Her marriage to Joel: “I’ve been with a man for 35 years who looks at me and loves what he sees.”

She hasn’t watched FX’s Fargo: “Not interested,” she said, explaining that she’s leery of “the cultural appropriation of intellectual property.”

[From NYT]

It’s completely refreshing to hear a successful actress talk about how ragey they feel when they witness plastic surgery’s effects. A lot of times, actresses will talk about how cosmetic procedures make them “sad” as they Botox their worries away. Frances doesn’t belong to that group. She admits to fear when people look different after doctor’s visits. It IS scary. Frances is one of the only actresses who will speak their mind on the subject. Let me modify that statement. She’s one of the only actresses who says this stuff and isn’t hiding some plastic surgery. She’s no hypocrite in that department.

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Utah Jazz “Sign” 5-Year-Old Feel Good Video Of The Day

utah jazz sign 5 year old 2Awww… five-year-old J.P. Gibson has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia since 2012. One of the things he likes to do is watch the Utah Jazz play basketball. So the Utah Jazz signed J.P. to a one-day contract to join the team (which he signed with a purple crayon, by the way). The team played a scrimmage, and J.P. served as a substitute, playing on the court and even managing a slam dunk (with an assist from center Rudy Gobert). RELATED: Markell is unstoppable, cancer or not.

Jazz president Randy Rigby explained to reporters at the conference:

We are a young team and we decided that we’d go even a little younger. JP Gibson is the newest member of the Utah Jazz team for the day.”

J.P. won a standing ovation from the crowd when he was introduced as part of the lineup, won the dance off, stretched with the team, and was subbed in for the last play. J.P.’s father, Josh Gibson, told the Deseret News:

We had no clue anything like this was going to happen. We just thought a little quick picture and (we’d) be done. The Jazz have been great at making this dream come true. I wish it was for a different reason. It’s unfortunate that it’s because he has cancer. We’re happy that there’s great people out there that care.”

Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward said:

We’ve been going through this grueling training camp, and it puts things in perspective for you. To have him come out there and then for Rudy to lift him up and to dunk was pretty cool. It was a special moment for all of us.”

Things like this certainly do put things in perspective! Check out the moment below.

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Celeb Blind Item Which Celebs Rekindled Their Romance For One Night?

Blind-Folded-Man17I sincerely HOPE this one isn’t true. I guess it could be- it’s certainly not in the realm of impossibility- but I hope it isn’t. Seriously. Read the goss after the break.

This still A list, but aging athlete ran into his ex-girlfriend a few weeks ago. They had a fling before he dumped her for a B list actress who he was dating at the time also. Oh, and also dating another B list actress with no acting talent. Anyhoo, he ran into his ex who is a celebrity and she started talking about her marriage problems and the next thing you know he kicks his chef out for the night and orders in some food and she ends up spending the night. Hubby was at home with the kid(s).

Check out the reveal by clicking on “Crazy Days and Nights” below. Do you believe it?

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Mean Girls Appreciation Day: Here Are Some Fetch Ways to Celebrate!

It’s October 3, and for millions of Mean Girls fans the world over, that can only mean one thing – it’s the day that Aaron Samuels and Cady Heron took a major step forward in their non-existent relationship!

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Well actually, it means two things, because today is also Mean Girls Appreciation Day. So what can you do to celebrate this holiest of holidays?

Well, for starters, you can check out our rundown of what the Mean Girls cast is up to these days. Some aren’t doing so fetch, while others are downright grool. (We meant to say “cool,” and then we started to say “great.”)

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Lindsay Lohan has been all over the tabloids in the 10 years since she starred in Mean Girls. While she remains in the news, her career has been in the gutter.

You can also dress down, because it’s Friday and on Fridays we wear jeans and track pants. Hopefully some fugly skank hasn’t been sabotaging your diet, otherwise you can’t sit with us!

Of course, the best way to celebrate is simply to rewatch the Tina Fey-Lindsay Lohan modern classic for the 317th time and see if you still remember all your favorite Mean Girls quotes.

So gather with a diverse group of friends (cool Asians, unfriendly black hotties, and sexually active band geeks) and see who can do the best job of reciting the film from memory.

Of course, whoever wins deserves a resounding, “You go, Glen Coco!”

Lindsay Lohan: Teeth


This is not exactly Lindsay Lohan at her best. Then again, when was the last time we saw Lindsay Lohan at her best?

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Charlie Sheen I May Have Flipped Out on My Dentist, But I Was NOT on Drugs!

In news that would’ve been shocking if it involved literally anyone else, Charlie Sheen pulled a knife on his dentist recently after allegedly experiencing a bad reaction to the combination of cocaine and nitrous oxide. We’ve all been there, right?

Anyway, TMZ caught up with Charlie’s PR guy, Jeff Ballard, today to find out if the story was true and they received an explanation that’s pure Sheenius:

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Charlie admits there was a mixed meds reaction that caused him to flail his arms and knock some things over, but he says the reaction was caused by prescribed pain pills and a little arm-flailing is all that happened.

There was no knife, no coke, and the dental tech just made up the story because she’s pissed that Sheen got her fired:

“The story is being made up by this woman who was fired on Friday for violating HIPAA by telling her son Charlie was in the office,” says Sheen’s lawyer, Marty Singer. “It got back to Charlie and the dentist fired her.”

The amazing part? It looks as though Chuckles is telling the truth! Law enforcement officials say that the dentist’s original story mentioned nothing about drugs or a knife.

So the case will almost certainly be thrown out of court. Even so, it might be damaging, as Sheen’s trying to return to Two and a Half Men and producers are rumored to be considering the possibility only if Sheen keeps his nose 100% clean…in more ways than one.

He Once Thought He Watched a Snuff Film


In 1991, Charlie and some friends contacted the FBI about what they believed to be a footage of actual murders. Turns out it was just a Japanese horror film.

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Britney Spears shows off her sleek new bob in Germany: adorable or aging?

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When Britney Spears was in Poland just two days ago, she had her long hair/extensions in a high ponytail, J.Lo-style. I thought it was good that she was trying to change things up because, bless her heart, her hair situation hasn’t been good since she shaved it all off six years ago. But now Brit-Brit is making bigger changes, y’all. Britney deputed her sleek new bob in Germany yesterday. The “sleek bob”/white suit photos are from Germany – the wavy-bob photos are from Copenhagen, Denmark.

So, what do you think? I like it. I like it even though it ages her. She IS 32 years old and a mom of two, so maybe this mom-bob is completely appropriate. More appropriate than clinging to that “I’m a Slave 4 U” look which… needed to be left behind. What’s even better is I think her new hair is actually HER hair. Or am I wrong about that? Am I looking at a wiglet? Hair pieces? I can be a bad judge about that sometimes. In any case, I do like this look.

Have you seen this video interview she did in London? Her voice sounds weird. I think she’s trying to suppress her British accent!!!

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