RENÉE NEWS - OCTOBER 2003
Dylan, a.k.a. " Woof " is gone.
October 20, 2003
According to an interview in the November 2003 edition of Premiere Magazine, Renée's Best Friend since 1988, a Labrador/Collie mix she named Dylan has died.
When asked "Do you still have a dog?” Renée replied: "No. She died. Very recently.
I always thought, you know, home is where the dog is. Now I'm truly nomadic."
Sorry Renée ... We know how close you were with Dylan and we feel your loss.
Renée and Dylan Home Page
DARCY AND BRIDGET'S PARK SNOG
Oooh, kiss Jones
Oct. 14, 2003
HOLLYWOOD star Renee Zellweger shares some tender moments with actor Colin Firth while filming the new Bridget Jones movie.
Renee plays blundering Bridget who finally seems to have got her ideal man in Mark Darcy (Firth) and is determined to hang on him.
Later, lefty Bridget is horrified to discover that barrister Darcy is terribly conservative.
Renee, 34, has piled on the pounds and bulked up from a size 8 to a size 14 for her role in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
But her love handles come in handy for Darcy as he grabs her in a passionate clinch in scenes filmed in a park in Primrose Hill, North West London.
The love action sometimes got a bit too much for Renee and Firth, 43, and they just had to laugh it off.
Slim Renee has been tucking into high calorie pizza, burgers, cream cheese and four course breakfasts to beef up to 10 stone.
But her wallet is bulging even more. She has been paid £15million to star in the sequel to blockbuster Bridget Jones's Diary.
TV presenter Bridget looks set to lose all that weight when she ends up in a Thai jail wrongly accused of drug smuggling when someone tampers with her luggage.
The film is due for release next year.
[Oct 10, 2003]
ACTRESS Renee Zellweger really threw herself into her latest starring role yesterday.
The 34-year-old was filming new Bridget Jones movie The Edge Of Reason.
The actress, who is currently promoting her film Cold Mountain, was kitted out with a parachute and jumpsuit before being
lowered from a crane for the opening scene of the Bridget Jones sequel, due out next year.
Renee, who has gone from her usual size six to a 14 to play Bridget, was filming at an RAF base in Buckinghamshire.
Earlier this week, Renee said she was sick of all the talk about her expanding figure.
She added: ``It's not my favourite thing to talk about. I just don't understand why there is such a big fuss.''
RENEE'S A TWEETY: NICOLE
UK, October 04, 2003
Renee Zellweger Kidman: 'We're great pals'
Nicole Kidman has said she is so fond of Cold Mountain co-star Renee Zellweger that she has given her a pet name.
The A-list duo star alongside Jude Law and Renee's current beau Jack White in the hotly-tipped new movie.
Kidman said she had found a real friend in Renee.
She said: "She'll try anything, and she's just so easy to be around. And she has the most adorable lips in the world! "She has such a great face, like Tweety Pie. That's what I'd call her - Tweety."
Kidman went on: "It's a crazy world out there. So I said to Renee 'I'm here for you any time. You can call me if it gets too much'. "And she offered me the same, because we're both kind of alone in the industry."
Cold Mountain tells the story of a wounded American Civil War soldier (Law) who returns to see his sweetheart (Kidman).
Zellweger plays a drifter who assists and teaches Kidman's character along the way.
New York Post - Page Six
October 3, 2003
IS Renée Zellweger unattached?
Word from England is the star - who's packing on the pounds for the "Bridget Jones" sequel - has split up with White Stripes singer Jack White.
At the London premiere of "Down With Love" Wednesday night, when asked about her romance with the bizarre-looking rocker, Zellweger snapped at a PAGE SIX spy, "There's no chance of us seeing each other again!"
White left a cryptic message yesterday on his Web site saying, "Males are such despicable creatures."
Zellweger pals said the two are still together. A rep declined comment.
Renee Zellweger goes solo at Down With Love premiere
UK, October 2, 2003
It was an unaccompanied Renee Zellweger who braved a drizzly English evening last night, turning up to the premiere of her new romantic comedy, Down With Love at the Odeon cinema in Kensington. While Ewan McGregor was off shooting in the States, Zellweger held down the fort along with director Peyton Reed, for a film with a distinctly retro feel.
Zellweger stars as feminist advice author Barbara Novak in this throw-back Sixties-set comedy. McGregor plays a typically chauvinistic playboy journalist but, despite their polarised outlooks, he sets out to prove that even Novak is not immune to his wily charms.
"When I first read the script, it was really easy to imagine Renee playing the character," said Reed. "Luckily she said yes. We were both huge fans of Ewan, he was really into the script and was a fan of these old movies."
"I had the best time," chimed Zellweger. "Ewan and I have been friends for a really long time, and I've been a fan probably longer than that, so it was a really, really great time. I had fun waking up and going to work and play around with him."
Already bulking up for her return to British form in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Zellweger laughed off rumours that she was eating 20 doughnut a day to put on enough weight. "Yeah, I heard that. 20 doughnuts a day? Wow. Doughnuts aren't really my thing, I've just been eating lots of really fattening food".
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AP - Zellweger Putting
on Weight for Sequel
UK, October 2, 2003
LONDON (AP) - Renée Zellweger says putting on weight for her role in the new "Bridget Jones" film has been a piece of cake - but no doughnuts.
"It's really just math. I've been eating lots of really fattening food. I read that I'd been eating doughnuts, but they're not really my thing," Zellweger said as she braved a rainy London evening Wednesday to attend the premiere of "Down With Love," also starring Ewan McGregor.
Zellweger played a lovesick and slightly overweight Londoner in 2001's "Bridget Jones's Diary," based on the novel by Helen Fielding. The sequel, "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," is scheduled for release next year.
The 34-year-old actress was wrapped warmly in a black wool coat and knee-high black boots to greet fans outside the theater in Kensington, southwest London.
Zellweger said she's been working with a nutritionist who's been feeding her healthy food with hidden fat. Breakfast includes four slices of toast and cream cheese.
"That's just the first course," she said. "It's a four-course breakfast. I don't really think about it because I'm usually doing something else."
Zellweger said she still exercises, but "if you are talking about running in Hyde Park, I'm not going to be doing that."
Asked how she
would lose the weight, the answer was again simple: "Just by doing the math."