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Helen Fielding Kills Off Mark Darcy In Latest 'Bridget Jones' Novel

9/30/2013 6:04pm EDT
Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones fans were left reeling on Sunday when news broke that author Helen Fielding has killed off the title character's husband, Mark Darcy, in her latest novel.

Britain's Sunday Times published an excerpt of Fielding's new book, "Mad About The Boy", revealing that the unlucky-in-love Jones, 51 and a widowed mother of two. The story takes place five years after Darcy's death, when Jones meets new beau, 30-year-old Roxster, on twitter.

The book's synopsis reveals some of the issues that the title character faces, including what to do when her friend's birthday party falls on the sam...

Third 'Bridget Jones's Diary' Film Confirmed

8/14/2011 4:30pm EDT
Bridget Jones's Diary
Studio bosses at Working Title Films have confirmed they are working on a third movie about homely literary heroine Bridget Jones.

The first Bridget Jones's Diary film, starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, debuted a decade ago and a sequel arrived in 2004.

Firth recently let slip about the plot for the third film in an Entertainment Weekly interview, revealing, "Bridget and (his character) Mark can't have children; I think that's the way it goes on, so then she makes the huge mistake of going back to Daniel Cleaver (Grant) for long enough to get pregnant. And I think he d...

Celebs Who Gained Weight For Movie Roles

12/7/2010 4:00pm EST
Matt Damon The Informant
Last week we listed some celebrities that lost weight for their movie roles. Now, let's take a look at the other side of the spectrum - stars that risked their figures for movie roles by packing on pounds.

Michelle Williams convinced the director of Blue Valentine that her character should weight more. She put on 15 pounds when she played the part. Her co-star Ryan Gosling gained 14.

Remember Matt Damon when he was fat? The heartthrob put 30 pounds of weight on his frame to play a doughy office worker in The Informant! He then shed it all as quickly as possible for fitter roles in Invic...

Renee Zellweger Rewards Thoughtful Paparazzo

3/10/2010 11:51pm EST
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Actress Renee Zellweger became a hit with the paparazzi on Wednesday after buying one thoughtful snapper a $100 Starbucks gift card.

The unnamed photographer spotted a parking attendant doing his rounds as he was waiting for the movie star to leave her coffee shop retreat after a shopping trip in Santa Monica, California.

The quick-thinking snapper dropped coins into her meter to make sure Zellweger didn't get a ticket - and she thanked him with a handshake, a smile and a coffee card.

A bystander tells WENN, "Renee was so grateful when she realized what the pap had done and she turned ar...

Turning 41 Is No Big Deal For Renee Zellweger

3/8/2010 12:49pm EST
Renne Zellweger
"I don't really think about it at all. I'm in a pretty great place right now in my life and it has nothing to do with decades or numbers. My great-aunt just had her 90th birthday. Now that's a milestone.

"When I was a kid, 40 was ancient. I don't think of it that way at all any more. Even friends in their late fifties feel like contemporaries. I'm glad of that." Renee Zellweger isn't concerned about her upcoming 41st birthday in April.

Bosses at NBC are reportedly in talks to bring Zellweger's Bridget Jones character to TV in a new weekly show. Rumors of a third installment in the movie...

Blonde Beauties Reese Witherspoon & Renee Zellweger Captivate At Vera Wang Event

3/3/2010 11:59am EST
Reese Witherspoon and Renee Zellweger attended a Vera Wang store opening in West Hollywood yesterday looking almost like sisters in strapless purple and burgundy ensembles. Renee is rumored to be in negotiations for a third "Bridget Jones's Diary." If so, she doesn't look like she's gaining weight for the role like she did for the two previous films.

Renee was said to have infuriated producers after opting out of piling on the pounds to play the hapless full-figured Bridget again. Reports suggested she demanded the script was altered so the British character would have a smaller frame. But...

The 12 Chick Flick Queens

9/11/2009 2:20pm EDT
Kate Hudson
Two days ago we pointed to the top 10 romantic comedy men who need restraining orders. Now Wonderwall has presented the 12 Queens of Chick Flicks; the women that represent the genre.

#12: Kate Hudson - "A somewhat recent addition, Kate was inducted into to the league of lovable ladies after her chick flick debut in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." She's proven that she's got the quirky, relatable yet completely irresistible woman thing on lockdown. Strange. It's as though she inherited a mystical rom com gene. Oh wait..."

#11: Renee Zellweger - "No one else can quite master the lip-po...

Spotlight On Reality Stars Who Want To Be Legitimate Actors...But Fail

12/1/2008 11:45am EST
Paris Hilton
Recent photos snapped on the set of the 2009 Demi Moore/David Duchovny film "The Joneses" features some reality stars. These photos show two very big reality television personalities playing even bigger versions of themselves to match the upgrade in screen size: Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield from Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

"The Joneses" is about a family who moves into a prestigious community only to peddle very specific products. They are an affluent, powerful, popular family, so everyone else wants to follow their lead and "keep up with the Joneses," hence the titl...

Novel Roots: Best & Worst Films Based Off Of Books

5/20/2008 11:17am EDT
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Many filmmakers are taking on the challenge of turning classic novels into feature films. It's a challenge because many people have fallen in love with the books and don't want directors messing with them. There are many books that were translated poorly on the big screen, but there are films that are just as good as the book, if not better.

In no particular order, here is a look at some of the best and worst films that are based off books:



Joe Wright directed the 2007 film "Atonement," which is based off of Ian McEwan's critically acclaimed novel. James...