11:16 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 11/15/2004 06:00AM
The Edge of Reason, indeed: The European premiere circuit for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason was plagued with problems, beginning in Paris, where proceedings began more than an hour late (we heard it was Hugh Grant holding things up, but we're not pointing any fingers). Renée Zellweger, sleek in a red strapless dress, told reporters that she was tired of questions about her weight. Two days later in Madrid, both Zellweger and Grant arrived late (45 minutes this time), and walked directly into the theater, bypassing waiting fans and press alike. On to Amsterdam, where the premiere itself went smoothly, but the afterparty was botched when the Escape nightclub was temporarily closed for a security sweep. By the time police allowed guests back in at 1:30 am, the party was essentially over. Things should have come together in London, home of Grant and Colin Firth (and Bridget Jones), but the weather wouldn't cooperate. Fans stuck out the rain to cheer on the stars: Firth arrived first, with Zellweger and Grant again showing up late. At the afterparty, Grant (who says he has tired of acting) was reportedly quite surly, complaining about his fame and being impatient with photographers. It's probably safe to assume there won't be a Bridget Jones, Part III...
Originally posted 11/04/2004 06:00AM
Sexy couple Hugh Grant and heiress Jemima Khan continued their game of hide-and-seek with the press at CNN's Election 2004 party at London's National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday night. The couple, dating for several months, arrived at the steps of the gallery, spotted photographers and quickly split up so as not to appear in the same frame. When they arrived in one of the main rooms, they mingled individually. "They had mutual friends, but they never interacted," says a spy. "They were never ever closer than a meter together. They played it very cool. There were no loving glances across the room. They even walked out separately." For his part, Grant chatted with his fellow Bridget Jones star Renee Zellweger and legendary BBC interviewer Sir David Frost. Neither Grant nor Khan (daughter of the late French-British billionaire entrepreneur Sir James Goldsmith) seemed too concerned about the election results playing on the TV screens scattered about the room, but Zellweger, who attended with her parents, visibly perked up when it seemed Sen. John Kerry was doing well and even watched some of the coverage in a special "quiet" room.
Originally posted 10/26/2004 06:00AM
"It's not hard to find volunteers to go to the Da Mario Pizza (in London) and eat the garlic bread with you."– Renée Zellweger, to Oprah, on the support she got while gaining 30 lbs. for her role in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Originally posted 04/01/2003 01:00PM
"Notting Hill" and "About a Boy" star Hugh Grant -- also no stranger to tabloid reports -- may often play Prince Charming onscreen, but he insists that secretly he's a cad.
Originally posted 02/03/2003 11:00AM
While the Feb. 23 BAFTAs recognize movie work on both sides of the Atlantic, this weekend's 2002 Evening Standard Film Awards, sponsored by a British newspaper, limits its honorees to British films and talent only, PEOPLE reports from London's Savoy Hotel.
Originally posted 01/31/2003 01:00PM
Though many costarring couples canoodle at the premieres of their movies, the British press are having a field day over Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock now that they showed up together at Thursday's London premiere of their romantic comedy, "Two Weeks Notice."
Originally posted 05/08/2002 01:40PM
"About a Boy," starring the British leading man, opens Wednesday's Tribeca Film Festival in a still-recovering lower Manhattan.
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