Archive for the ‘Renee Zellweger’ Category

Can Luke Perry Save Renee Zellweger’s Career?

January 16, 2007

Man, I cannot tell you how grateful I was to read today that Renee Zellweger has been dating Luke Perry. See, I think Renee’s a fine actress, but for the past decade or so, she just hasn’t had much luck picking scripts. Projects like Bridget Jones, Chicago and Cold Mountain must have looked good on paper, but just didn’t fly with audiences as finished products. As a result, Renee hasn’t really been on anyone’s radar lately — audiences just don’t care about her at all anymore — and her true talent gets overlooked again and again.

But with the star power of Luke Perry behind her, Renee’s certain to become a household name. Perry, with such recent cinematic hits as Dishdogz, Descent and the upcoming The Sandlot 3, is simply on fire right now. The eyes of the world are trained upon him, breathlessly awaiting his every brilliant career move, and as a longtime fan of the lesser-known Zellweger, I am grateful that she will soon be awash in the glow of Perry fandom, her profile reflecting some of the light from his shining star.

Luke Perry can do for Renee Zellweger what Tom Cruise did for Katie Holmes, what Tom Cruise did for Penelope Cruz, and what Tom Cruise did for Nicole Kidman. This Renee Zellweger is one to watch this year, folks. With that Luke Perry on her arm, she’s soon to have a successful career of her very own, very soon.

Renee Zellweger: Kenny Chesney "Biggest Mistake of My Life"

November 14, 2006

Renee Zellweger has finally opened up about her whirlwind romance/wedding/annulment with/to/from country singer Kenny Chesney. The Oscar winner, who was once engaged to Jim Carrey, wed Chesney in May 2005 after only four months of dating. She filed for annulment four months later, citing “fraud” as the cause of the split.

Renee tells the British magazine Now,

There was no alternative but to let it go. I made the biggest personal mistake of my life. I felt a fool. I was looking for something else. I just needed to put acting aside. I needed to sit still and not to worry about the dresses and the hair and the travel and the interviews. I was going through huge life changes at the time. I wanted to stop and be a girl for a while. My marriage came during this time and it was desperately important to me. I don’t want anyone to think I didn’t take it seriously.

Sadly, the Bridget Jones star doesn’t go into detail regarding the actual or perceived “fraud” in their marriage, but says simply that “there was no acceptance of my life or my friends.”

Update: After I posted this, a source IM’d to remind me that the “fraud” refers to Chesney’s sexuality — specifically that he’s more interested in Rons than Renees. Chesney vehemently denies these rumors, but my L.A. sources (some of them playing for Team Ron) call bullshit, saying the Angeles gay community has long called him a member. So who am I going to believe? My friends, or the dude who married crazy, crazy headcase Renee Zellweger?