RENÉE ZELLWEGER NEWS - December 2005
RENEE WANTS A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS
December 23, 2005
RENEE ZELLWEGER is asking Santa Claus for a new companion this Christmas (05) - a little dog.
The actress, who wed and split from country star KENNY CHESNEY this year, is planning a "simple family Christmas" at home in Texas and she's hoping for a new pet.
She explains, "What I'd really love is to have a dog - a tiny teacup, maybe a Yorkie (Yorkshire terrier)."
But she admits she might actually have to wait until the New Year before she can give the pup a home because, first, she needs to get settled.
She adds, "I've been out travelling, going so much that even my cat's become a latchkey kitty... She's well cared for and loved, but the fact is I'm always gone."
Zellweger, Chesney are singletons again; annulment finalized
December, 22 2005
Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney's brief marriage is officially over. The couple's annulment was finalized with court papers filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
According to the legal papers, People.com reports, Zellweger, 36, and Chesney, 37, waived their rights to motion for a new trial and the rights to appeal.
The Oscar-winning actress filed for the annulment Sept. 14, just four months after her picturesque, beachside wedding in the Virgin Islands.
"I'm sad, I'm angry, and I'm hurt and confused," the singer told People in November. "This is not what I envisioned my life to be six months ago."
But Zellweger remained guarded. "Kenny and I decided not to publicly discuss the details of our relationship because we felt that it would be a compromise of personal integrity," she said then in a statement.
Rock `n` roll biopics making a comeback
December 14, 2005
Renee Zellweger - who beat out Brittany Murphy, Melissa Etheridge, and others for the role of Janis Joplin in the yet-to-be-filmed 'Piece of My Heart' - clearly felt the pressure of appeasing Joplin`s fans, friends, and family. Zellweger put the film on hiatus a few months after accepting the part and agreeing to serve as one of the film`s producers. According to the Internet Movie Database, she said, 'Joplin was an extraordinary person. There is a need to be careful with the movie, to make sure it does not become a cliche, because that would be blasphemy .... We have to make sure that the people who knew her are not disappointed.'
Renee’s secret visit
December 9, 2005
The news that Hollywood actress Renee Zellweger, of Bridget Jones fame, is to play Beatrix Potter in a biopic directed by Peter Noonan was greeted with great glee by the Dulwich Picture gallery. It is currently presenting a major retrospective devoted to the legendary children’s author and illustrator, and there was great excitement at the gallery when Ms. Zellweger’s “people” responded favourably to the gallery’s overtures by revealing that the glamorous Ms Z (right) would be coming especially to the UK to pay them a visit. A date was indicated, and gallery staff were placed on standby to roll out the red carpet and open up the gallery to give Renee a special tour. But the appointed weekend came and went with no communication from the movie star. But then news filtered through that the gift shop’s weekend takings were up by some £200 due to what one rather dozy attendant described as “a Bridget Jones lookalike” buying up vast quantities of Potterabilia on that crowded Saturday afternoon.
Taking their Q's
Iconoclasts gives stars chance to be interviewer
Tonight (9 p.m.,Sundance Channel), Katy's Renée Zellweger questions a questioner when she meets with CNN's Christiane Amanpour in New York. It's not the strongest show of the series — there's not much new learned here — but it does hit hard the fact that the reporter takes risks.
At first blush, it doesn't make sense that an actress — even a very good actress — should be giving the plum assignment of interviewing a journalist revered for her moxie. But Zellweger studied to be a journalist (she went to the University of Texas, although UT doesn't get a plug). She believed "that acting was part of my adolescence and would stop there."
Likewise, Amanpour had different expectations for her career. "I thought when I first started (in journalism) that this was going to be fun, that I could see the world on someone else's dime," Amanpour says. "It took a few years before I understood the full complexity and, frankly, responsibilities that fell on my shoulders as someone who works for a powerful media organization."
Another similarity: Both have unusual ancestry. Zellweger's parents are Swiss and Norwegian, while Amanpour's father is an Iranian Muslim and her mother is a Catholic from England. "I grew up never thinking that one religion was superior or that one ethnic group was superior, and it really has stood me in good stead," the reporter says.
The interview, some of which is conducted at the site of the World Trade Center, tends to veer into generalizations. Much of it deals with coping with one's fears. There are golden moments when it soars.
There are only two more shows scheduled after tonight's. Next week, chef Mario Batali gets together with rocker Michael Stipe. For the finale, series producer Robert Redford visits an old friend, Paul Newman. I eagerly anticipate both.
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