After 15 years of waiting and writing in our diaries, we're finally getting another Bridget Jones novel! What can we expect from the third book when it hit shelves in November? In this POPSUGAR Rush, we tackle what's next for the endearing British heroine, plus we have the afternoon's biggest headlines — including where to find Kate Middleton next and which One Direction heartthrob Selena most wants to kiss!
Classic chick-lit fans mark your diaries for November — that's when the now-official third installment of the Bridget Jones novels will be released. Author Helen Fielding introduced the world to the single 30-something back in 1996 with Bridget Jones's Diary and followed up the hit book loosely based on Pride and Prejudice with a 1999 sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, both of which were turned into hit films staring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth. Now almost 15 years later, fans can catch up with Bridget. She is apparently up to new things, according to the author, who says, "My life has moved on and Bridget's will move on, too."
In addition to Bridget Jones returning to bookstores, last August, news broke that she will return to the big screen. A third installment tentatively was given the go, and costar Colin Firth gave his take on where Bridget's life is going: "I can tell you that Bridget and Mark can't have children, I think that's the way it goes on. So then she makes the usual mistake of going back to Daniel Cleaver for long enough to get pregnant. And I think he dumps her, and she's left stranded, and guess who comes back to rescue her?" However, at the time of the movie news, author Fielding said she wasn't sure if a third movie would follow the same plot of a potential third book. We'll just have to wait and see when the book comes out. Will you pick it up?
Renee Zellweger is reprising her role in the third installment of the popular book-turned-film series, Bridget Jones' Diary, but this time she's doing it without all the extra weight. Well, sort of . . .
Instead of turning to a high fat diet of doughnuts and pizza like she did in the past, Zellweger will be relying on makeup and wardrobe to mimic the extra weight needed for the title role.
E! Online quoted a source as telling Britain's Reveal magazine: "Renee will be wearing a fat suit in the third film as it took her a while to lose the weight last time. She's also thinking about the effect quickly putting on and then losing 30 pounds has on her body."
I admire that Zellweger is embracing the role she's playing, but am relieved she's not relying on harmful methods like yo-yo dieting and exercising to portray the 30 pound difference between herself and her character this time around.
It's a strange experience when you realize you're enjoying a movie more than you enjoyed the book on which it's based because so often the opposite is true. After all, presumably an author has the advantage because he/she can provide deep insight into characters that actors have to convey with but a glance. Every so often, though, a story makes a lot more sense onscreen. Here I've compiled a list of some stories I'd rather watch than read. What are yours? Just hit "Start" to begin the slideshow.
So many movies, so little time. Thankfully, BuzzSugar is here to help you sort through them all! Each week, we'll choose a theme for a Movie Night and feature three must-see movies in keeping with that theme. This week's theme: New Year's Eve films, and it so happens that each of these movies is a also a romantic comedy. So whether you're happily in love or going solo, these films will help you ring in the new year with a heartwarming laugh either way.
When Harry Met Sally
Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan star as Harry and Sally, two "just friends" who ride the waves of their respective relationships together, developing a strong friendship over the years. The problem arises, however: "Can a man and a woman remain friends without sex getting in the way?" The culminating New Year's Eve scene makes my stomach go all woogly every time.
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