RENÉE NEWS - MARCH 2004
Zellweger's quick thinking saves a fellow hiker
March 24, 2004
Renée Zellweger helped save the life of a fellow hiker on Los Angeles' Runyon Canyon, Britain's Daily Star reported.
A source told the Daily Star: "Renée and a friend were just about 50 steps behind the lone woman hiker" when she collapsed and partially fell down the steep canyon. "Instead of waiting for help, Renée risked her own safety and went down to help the woman." The source claimed the Oscar-winning actress gave the woman water to stop dehydration and heat exhaustion, while her friend went to get help. Paramedics hailed the star's quick thinking.
"If it wasn't for Renée and her friend, anything could have happened," a paramedic said.
COMING UP AT THE MET (Click
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The Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute presents a show titled "Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century," Apr. 29-Aug. 8, 2004. Blurbed as an exploration of "the body's spatial negotiation of the 18th-century interior as a choreography of seduction and erotic play," the show features over 30 especially beguiling costumes, and is sited not in the usual underground gallery but in the Met's French period rooms, otherwise known as the Wrightsman Galleries. The show also provides the occasion for the Met's Costume Institute Benefit Gala, also dubbed "the Party of the Year," on Apr. 26, 2004, with Anna Wintour and Renée Zellweger as co-chairs and Jude Law as "dance chair" for the after-dinner dance.
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March 23, 2004]
We hear that Pharrell Williams will perform after dinner at the Costume Institute annual gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 26. Broadway showman Hugh Jackman will entertain earlier at the event, which is being co-chaired by Renée Zellweger, Jude Law and Vogue editrix Anna Wintour . . .
RENEE'S THE REEL THING.
Mar 20 2004
OSCAR winner Renee Zellweger's moving portrayal of single mum Dorothy Boyd in the blockbuster Jerry Maguire has earned her the title of best movie mother of all time.
Renee co-starred with Tom Cruise in the box-office smash about a greedy sports agent who goes solo after rediscovering his conscience.
Her character risks all to give her young son, Ray, the best chance in life and falls in love with Jerry Maguire in the process.
The poll of 5000 film fans was conducted by Blockbuster and put single mother-of-three Erin Brockovich, played by Julia Roberts, in second place.
Roberts scooped an Oscar for her memorable portrayal of real-life Erin, who juggled a famous legal battle with bringing up her children.
Rock star Cher's performance as the mother of a severely disfigured teenage son in the 1985 tearjerker Mask was voted third.
Sarah Baxter, of Blockbuster, said: 'Mother's Day is a great opportunity to spoil your mum rotten.
'What better way to get on her good side than giving her the chance to put her feet up with a great movie, a glass of wine and some munchies?'
At the other end of the scale, Margaret White, from Carrie, was voted worst movie mum of all time.
Piper Laurie played a religious fanatic raising daughter, Carrie, in virtual isolation.
Oscar winners' next movies
Renee Zellweger has just finished her latest film of "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" and nearly completed the Dream Works' movie " CGI Shark Tale". She will also team up with Janis Joplin in the biopic "Piece of My Heart", both due in 2005.
How they partied after
Monday, March 08, 2004
Public displays of affection are allowed. Just ask couples ranging from Jude Law and Sienna Miller, who cuddled and smooched all night, to Johnny Depp and French wife, singer Vanessa Paradis, who were never more than a few inches from each other throughout the evening, to Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews, who left the party arm in arm, to Renee Zellweger and her Oscar, which was often seen clutched tightly to her bosom.
March 4, 2004
When Renée Zellweger told a friend, "I'm never letting this guy out of my sight," she wasn't talking about her latest boyfriend, but her Oscar. The winner of the award for best supporting actress survived a scare late Sunday when she thought the statue had been stolen from her limousine while she was at a party. In a tearful panic, she was about to call the police when she realized she was in the wrong vehicle.
Thursday, March 04, 2004
Renée Zellweger had a few anxious moments Sunday night when she thought she had mislaid her Oscar, according to www.itv.com. She was at some party and people asked to see the award she'd just won, for Cold Mountain.
She realized she'd left it in her limo, went to get it - and it wasn't there! She soon realized she was looking in the wrong vehicle, found the right one, and grabbed the statuette. "I'm never letting this guy out of my sight," she vowed.
Oscars: The show behind the show
Forgetfulness, mementos, and 'floating'
Monday, March 1, 2004 3:50 PM EST
Robin Williams, who presented the feature animated film award to "Finding Nemo," crossed paths with Renee Zellweger, who was wearing a white ball gown tied in the back with great jagged plumes of fabric.
After complimenting her on her outfit, Williams quipped, "be careful you don't put an eye out on the back part."
As Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller rehearsed lines for a comedy bit during their presentation of the animated short category, Zellweger reseated herself in the audience in time to collect a supporting actress award for "Cold Mountain."
She returned to the backstage area, clutching her trophy and bearing that dazed look.
How did she feel?
Zellweger took a long time to answer.
"I ... don't ... know," she said as her picture was taken. She raised her hand above her head and waved it. "I feel like I'm floating here, somewhere."
Robbins passed by again, and the two stopped to share a few whispered words that they concluded with a toast of sorts -- clinking the golden heads of their Oscars together.
Cold Mountain Soundtrack now available on this site.
The soundtrack to the film Cold Mountain features two new songs from Alison Krauss. Known for helming the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, T Bone Burnett produced the project, which also includes new music from Norah Jones, James Taylor and the White Stripes' Jack White. The film Cold Mountain, starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger, was released nationally on Dec. 25, 2004. You can purchase your copy of the soundtrack here and save though our affiliation with amazon.com.
Bridget Jones Picture of the day
reneesfansite.com continues to post a rare new picture from the set of "Bridget Jones' Diary : The Edge of Reason" every day. Please visit, view or download as you please.
Bridget Jones' Picture of the Day