Us Weekly: Renee Zellweger changed her face because ‘the parts started drying up’

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Renee Zellweger stepped out last week at the Elle Women in Hollywood event and somehow became one of the most talked-about topics of the month. As CB and I have both noted, Renee’s face work is NOT new. She’s been walking around with a radically different face for more than a year now. But for some reason, last week’s photos were the first time most people noticed. The “Renee had major plastic surgery” story went viral quickly, and Renee had to issue a statement to People Magazine where she basically sounded full of sh-t, claiming that her new look was just the result of her happiness and fulfillment. Riiight. Anyway, Renee’s face dramz took the cover of this week’s Us Weekly. Some highlights from the cover story:

She has been slammed with questions about her changing face since stepping out looking noticeably different at the Elle Women In Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills on October 20. And now UsWeekly has an explanation for what happened and why.

The publication claims the 45-year-old Jerry Maguire actress may have had work done to her upper eyelids because she was hoping to get more work in Hollywood. ‘The parts started drying up,’ a source revealed to magazine.

The blonde beauty- who made a name for herself in the nineties with such small hits as Love And A .45 and Empire Records and went on to co-star with Nicole Kidman in Cold Mountain (2003) and Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man (2005) – was anxious about her popularity in Hollywood. In 2002 she saw her career high when she took a supporting role in Chicago with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere. That performance resulted in an Oscar nomination (she didn’t win, but took home the gold a year later for her supporting turn in Cold Mountain). But she has since not been able to repeat that success.

‘She wonders what’s wrong with her,’ added the pal. It was added, ‘She doesn’t know why she isn’t getting the roles she used to.’

Zellweger’s last big film was Leatherheads with George Clooney in 2008, which failed to impress at the box office. Her last big hit was the third installment of the Bridget Jones franchise which was released in 2004.

The weekly does not go into detail about what the star had done to her face. But they do talk to a plastic surgeon (Dr David Alessi) that suggested Renee had her eyes fixed (‘upper-lid surgery’) to be less heavy on top. That alleged work minimized her ethic Norwegian look. The doctor also suggested she may have had ‘fat removed from her cheeks.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I think eye work is definitely one of the stronger possibilities, and as I’m looking at the photos closely… yeah, I could see how she might have had her cheeks de-chipmunked. Now, all that being said… there wasn’t anything wrong with her old face. Sure, people joked about her “squint,” just like people joke about Reese Witherspoon’s chin and Beyonce’s wigs and Angelina Jolie’s veins and Blake Lively’s nose job and implants. That sh-t is a part of life, famous or un-famous, and Renee’s old face made her a major movie star and a very wealthy woman. You gotta dance with the face that brung ya! I tend to think it takes profound unhappiness and insecurity to take those random (and yes, hurtful) comments to heart and go and dramatically change your face THIS much. And I always thought her career took a hit after she A) made some bad career moves and B) dropped away by choice.

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Jennifer Aniston’s possible Oscar contender ‘Cake’ finally finds a distributor

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Jennifer Aniston had the difficult task of promoting her latest film, Cake, during the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The difficulty was that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had just gotten married. Aniston solved her PR problem by wearing a see-through top with no bra and getting her publicist to encourage lots and lots of Oscar talk. Cake got decent reviews at TIFF and People Mag (and other outlets) dutifully claimed that Aniston could be a legit Oscar contender this year. The problem? Cake didn’t pick up an American distributor at TIFF. More than a month passed, and still no distributor. What happened next is very interesting:

After the dark comedy Cake set tongues wagging at Toronto about Jennifer Aniston’s performance, there has been speculation that the film’s makers would capitalize on that momentum by putting the movie out before year’s end to qualify for Oscar consideration. Cinelou Films’ producers Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon have launched a new prestige arm in Cinelou Releasing, and they have set Cake as their first film. The pic will have a one-week qualifying run in December before rolling out in January. Canton, Kristin Hahn and Ben Barnz produced with Solomon.

“When my life and producing partner Ben Barnz and I first read Cake just fourteen months ago, we knew we had to go to Jennifer Aniston. It was the most obvious un-obvious choice – she’s mega-talented, but we’ve never seen the whole range of her extraordinary comic and dramatic abilities showcased in one role,” said director/EP Daniel Barnz.

Cinelou Releasing will launch up to four films over the next year, and you can belatedly add this to all of the rising distribution companies that made statement transactions at Toronto. The label has a deal with Warner Bros. Pictures to handle international distribution for six of its films over the next three years. “We congratulate Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon on their new company,” said Warner Bros. International Distribution president Veronika Kwan Vandenberg. “We look forward to our upcoming international collaborations with them beginning next year with Cake.”

“Having a U.S. distribution arm was always part of our strategy to be in control of the creative, marketing and financial results of our films,” said Solomon. “We were very pleased with how Cake turned out and are excited about all the opportunities the film presents on multiple levels…Cinelou was formed to produce brave, bold and interesting films that both challenge and showcase talent.”

Said Canton: “We’re very proud and excited that our new distribution banner will allow Cake to be released with the same passion and commitment that went into making the film.”

[From Deadline]

This is interesting on two levels. One level, the level that people are reacting to right now, is that Aniston is making a play for an Oscar campaign. Aniston and her people want to launch something centered around her performance. Will she end up getting a nomination? Doubtful. She might end up with a Spirit Award nomination though. The other level of interest is what was happening behind the scenes to even get this film distributed in America. It honestly sounds like NO ONE wanted to distribute it at all and Cinelou had to pull their new distribution arm together within the last month, just to push Cake… and Jennifer Aniston.

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Amal Clooney nominated for a British Fashion Award: is she the most stylish Brit?

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The 2014 British Fashion Awards will go down on December 1st. Something to look forward to, because the British Fashion Council (or whoever organizes this mess) is shooting for the stars! They pretty much included every “hot” name on their “Most Stylish” fan-vote list this year. They’re hoping to get a crazy-awesome turnout, which… I mean, hey, if I was organizing it, I would try to do that too. Just think of all of the people you would want to see on a red carpet, and that’s who got a nomination. Benedict Cumberbatch, Cara Delevingne, Emma Watson, Idris Elba, FKA Twigs (they’re hoping Robert Pattinson comes), Keira Knightley and more. Except… NO Tom Hiddleston. And NO Duchess Kate. Which is funny. Oh, and guess who is a first-time nominee? AMAL CLOONEY. Here’s the full list:

Amal Clooney
Benedict Cumberbatch
Bobby Gillespie
Cara Delevingne
Daniel Sturridge
David Beckham
David Gandy
Douglas Booth
Emma Watson
FKA Twigs
Helen Mirren
Idris Elba
Jamie Hince
Jourdan Dunn
Kate Bush
Kate Moss
Keira Knightley
Ralph Fiennes
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah

[From E! News]

You can vote here. Write-in candidates are welcome too, so all is not lost for Tommy Hiddleston. You have to choose the person who most represents all that is great and good with British style. Who is the best ambassador for British style? From that list? If I’m being honest, it’s probably Emma Watson or Keira Knightley, although neither of them is British-designer-exclusive. It’s definitely not Benedict – that boy can’t dress unless he’s in a tuxedo. Gandy is a good candidate. As is Helen Mirren. I can’t decide!

As for Amal and this recognition of her fashionista ways… it would be great if she came to the awards show with Clooney in tow and just had a sense of fun and whimsy about it, but she probably won’t even turn up. Amal Clooney is just too brilliant, self-confident, funny, charming and perfect to come to a lowly fashion event. *sniff*

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“Ryan Gosling rocks some ’70s styling for his first post-baby gig” links

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Ryan Gosling gets back to work on The Nice Guys. [LaineyGossip]
Juan Pablo & Nikki Ferrell broke up. [CDAN]
WalMart insults overweight women. [Starcasm]
Sam Smith covers the new issue of Vibe! [OMG Blog]
John Travolta has a new beard. [Celebslam]
Kiernan Shipka is always age-appropriate. [ICYDK]
Taylor Swift’s wax figure is creepy. [IDLY]
Khloe Kardashian’s current diet sucks. [Bitten & Bound]
I kind of like Jordana Brewster’s Vionnet dress. [RCFA]
Chocolate can reverse memory loss. Yay, chocolate! [The Frisky]
Keira Knightley’s prom date was a lady. [Jezebel]
TV shows are already getting canceled this fall. [PopBytes]
Kevin Smith without a beard… weird! [Seriously OMG WTF]

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Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Head Out Of LA After ‘Interstellar’ Premiere

Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Departing On A Flight At LAXHere are Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves catcing a flight out of LAX. They were in LA for the premiere of ‘Interstellar.’ I have some pics of them on the red carpet in the gallery after the break: they are one of the most gorgeous couples in Hollywood!  RELATED: Matthew McConaughey definitely isn’t returning for ‘Magic Mike XXL.’

I wonder if Matthew and Camila are going home to Texas or heading to NYC for another ‘Interstellar’ premiere? We’ll find out soon enough. ‘Interstellar’ is getting quite a push from the studio: I wouldn’t be surprised if they did a premiere on each coast. I’m sure they’ll do international premieres, too. We’re going to see plenty more of this couple working the red carpet.

I’m loving Camila’s dress from the ‘Interstellar’ premiere. The shining fabric is perfect for the space theme of the movie, too. I can’t wait to see ‘Interstellar.’ I’m going all the way with this movie: IMAX and 3D if it’s in 3D. Are you planning on checking out Matthew’s new film?

"Interstellar" - Los Angeles Premiere
"Interstellar" - Los Angeles Premiere
"Interstellar" - Los Angeles Premiere
"Interstellar" - Los Angeles Premiere
"Interstellar" - Los Angeles Premiere
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Departing On A Flight At LAX
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Departing On A Flight At LAX
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Departing On A Flight At LAX
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Departing On A Flight At LAX
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Departing On A Flight At LAX

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Carrie Underwood Hides Her Baby Bump But Shares Her Due Date

Celebrities Visit "The View"Can you believe Carrie Underwood is pregnant? She’s like Kate Middleton: their baby bumps don’t really “appear” until the third trimester (or close to it). Carrie was looking svelte for her appearance on ‘The View’ yesterday. RELATED: Carrie Underwood is pregnant!

Well, regardless of how she looks, Carrie is, indeed, pregnant. She even shared her due date! Well, Carrie didn’t share the exact date, but she did share that she’s due in the spring. That’s not too far off!

I’m loving Carrie’s maternity style. Of course, maternity style is easy when you don’t have a baby bump to hide- LOL. Love that dress, though, regardless. That full skirt is probably providing some cover. It’ll be interesting to see how her style evolves as her baby bump does start to show itself. I suspect Carrie’s up to the challenge.

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Celebrities Visit "The View"
Celebrities Visit "The View"
Celebrities Visit "The View"
Celebrities Visit "The View"
Celebrities Visit "The View"
Celebrities Visit "The View"
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Kylie Jenner is ‘bored’ with your obsession with her lips: Kris Jenner’s fault?

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If you follow Kylie Jenner on Instagram, you may have noticed something different over the past few months. Kylie’s posted a series of selfies that all draw attention to her mouth. It’s hard not to notice that her lips have undergone a transformation. For comparison’s sake, here’s what Kylie looked like at the Teen Choice Awards in August.

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In her recent selfies, Kylie’s been exaggerating the size of her lips with lipliner. You can even see the liner in most of the photos. But her lips are much larger than they used to be, and it looks like she’s had injectables done. I blame Kris Jenner, of course. Kylie is the one taking all the selfies, but she’s been raised in a family where cosmetic procedures are the norm. Kylie is only 17 years old, so I’ll excuse these tweets. Kylie would like us to stop talking about her lips:

(1) how long are we gonna talk about this lip thing lmao

(2) Let’s get a our lives together guys and talk about some important sh-t

(3) Just talk about something new at least. I’m bored.

[From Kylie Jenner on Twitter]

Well … at least she’s not denying anything. Sure, she sounds like a self-obsessed teen, but that’s the nature of being a teenager. Kris Jenner is the monster here. She’s taking a 17-year-old girl in for lip injections. Remember what happened with Kris’ inflatable lip disaster? She’s doing this to her own children.

In a family full of Pinocchio butts, this poor girl never had a chance.

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Happy 56th birthday, Simon Le Bon! [Dlisted]
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Daniel Radcliffe calls out the media is a great way. [Buzzfeed]
John Oliver continues to be really amazing. [Pajiba]
Is this guy Kris Jenner’s new boyfriend? [Evil Beet]
A treasury of celebrities in awesome pantsuits. [Wonderwall]
Fatima Trotta looks like she’s wearing Frederick’s of Hollywood. [Moe Jackson]
Here’s some Charlie Hunnam for your Monday. [A Socialite Life]
Last week’s Royal Round-up photos. [Go Fug Yourself]
Dina Manzo has no regrets. [Reality Tea]
Ciara’s son Future is adorable! [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
Jessica Alba plays golf for charity. [Popoholic]
Jim Carrey did a spot-on Matthew McConaughey impression. [The Blemish]

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Amy Adams Family Fun!

Amy Adams & Family Out Shopping In West HollywoodHere’s Amy Adams spending a low-key day with long-term partner, Darren Le Gallo, and their daughter, Aviana. We don’t see much of this Hollywood family. They keep a pretty low profile. RELATED: Amy Adams rocks the red carpet at the Oscars.

It’s rather surprising how rarely we see Amy when you consider that she’s in some pretty high-profile movies. She’s the latest Lois Lane in the rebooted Superman franchise! We’ll get to see her in ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ and I’m guessing she’ll be in the Justice League movies, too, in some capacity.

It just goes to show: celebs can keep a low profile if they really want to. I think it helps a lot to be settled down with a family rather than out on the dating scene, too :).

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Amy Adams & Family Out Shopping In West Hollywood
Amy Adams & Family Out Shopping In West Hollywood
Amy Adams & Family Out Shopping In West Hollywood
Amy Adams & Family Out Shopping In West Hollywood
Amy Adams & Family Out Shopping In West Hollywood
Amy Adams & Family Out Shopping In West Hollywood
Amy Adams & Family Out Shopping In West Hollywood
Amy Adams & Family Out Shopping In West Hollywood
Amy Adams & Family Out Shopping In West Hollywood
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Lake Bell Welcomes Baby Girl!

'Million Dollar Arm' Los Angeles PremiereActress Lake Bell has kept a pretty low profile throughout her pregnancy. She let her baby bump do the talking for her as a pregnancy announcement: rather than release a statement through her rep, she debuted her baby bump on the red carpet. Now, Lake and husband Scott Campbell have welcomed their first child. RELATED: Lake Bell announces her pregnancy with her baby bump!

Lake’s rep told E! News that they’ve welcomed a baby girl. No other details were provided, so we don’t know her name or anything at this point. Something tells me it’ll be a while before we see Lake and Scott’s little princess ;). They are definitely one of Hollywood’s more low-key couples.

Well, congratulations to Lake and Scott!

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The 2014 Glamour Magazine Awards
The 2014 Glamour Magazine Awards
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'Million Dollar Arm' Los Angeles Premiere
'Million Dollar Arm' Los Angeles Premiere
'Million Dollar Arm' Los Angeles Premiere
'Million Dollar Arm' Los Angeles Premiere
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