Renee Zellweger’s first post-split red carpet: cute or tragic?


Here are some new photos of Renee Zellweger in Milan for the “launch” of the Tommy Hilfiger Limited Edition Bag Launch For Breast Health International. I’m sure it’s a great cause and everything, but did Renee really just fly to Milan to launch a BAG? Does that bother anyone else? Anyway, Us Weekly is raising the High Alert because this is Renee’s first red carpet appearance since she and Bradley Cooper split (once again, a red carpet for a BAG). LaineyGossip notes that Bradley was in Italy yesterday – he was in Rome, promoting Limitless. Is it possible that two exes showing up in two different Italian cities one day apart is something more? I don’t know.

Here’s what I do know: this is not the best appearance Renee could have made. First, it’s not a red carpet appearance for a premiere or anything. It’s not really like she needs to be in Milan to promote a bag, and it actually feels like it might be a kind of C-list event. And while her red coat is really, really cute (I’m assuming it is Tommy Hilfiger as well), everything else with Renee is a mess. The makeup is really, really bad. But even worse than that, Renee has actually reverted back to her pre-Bradley posing. Do you remember? When she just kept losing more and more weight and she would just keep contorting her body in crazier positions because she thought it was more high fashion? It’s not quite back to the old stuff, but I’m worried that we’ll get there again with Renee. Ugh.

The bag is super-cute, though. I would totally buy it.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. k says:

    Maybe it was a good excuse to get out of the country, away from most of the gossip?

    Cute coatdress.

  2. Monica says:

    Can someone point out to me what is wrong with the make up? Cause I think she looks pretty, and natural, and healthy – not necessarily adverbs normally associated with Renee…

  3. Rita says:

    I really like the look. It all works so well for her but my question is this, does this girl have bad teeth? Was she made fun of as a child for opening her mouth or what? Don’t get the perpetual pucker!!!

  4. di butler says:

    Huh. I think she looks good.

  5. Hautie says:

    Oh what a pair of sheer hose would have done for her bony legs. Or maybe a slight tan. Her legs just look harsh.

    But honestly, I don’t mind Renee. Maybe she was on vacation and worked the event into her day. Or maybe she is stalking Coop across Italy.

    Whose to say.

  6. RHONYC says:


    i am rocking that ‘same’ red trench/taupe bag look for work this spring!!!

    man, i KNEW i saw zellweger in that limo last week cruisin’ down 5th avenue checkin’ me out. who knew she was looking for stylez to bite, lol.

    go ‘head nay-nay…i ain’t even mad. i see u gurl! :lol:

  7. Kaboom says:

    Naughty in a “I don’t wear anything under this” way

  8. Ekaterina says:

    I think she looks pretty great. I like her hair and makeup. and the coat is adorable.

  9. brin says:

    Love the coat and the “red carpet” bag.

  10. Heatherrr says:

    Poor Renee, can’t catch a break! She is adorable here and the colour suits her. Love her legs!

  11. Jeri says:

    She looks kinda shiny but you can’t win – make up is either “tranny” or underdone.

    She probably doesn’t feel she needs to explain her travel decisions to the press. Sometimes it’s nice to just go somewhere for a bit.

    I hope she ignores the criticism.

  12. KattyKat says:

    Totally cute – which makes me think it CAN’T be Hilfiger. Hilfiger is NOT cute. Looks like the break up was a good thing. She looks nothing like that scary person at the Actor’s Studio. Glad she’s back.

    @Hautie hose? Really? In 2011. Not even the first lady wears hose anymore.

  13. truetalk says:

    i want that bag in a very bad way but i know it’ll involve my rent for 2

  14. I Choose Me says:

    Love the coat and see nothing wrong with her makeup. She looks a little shiny true and her hair could use a bit of volume but I think she looks pretty cute. Not feeling the bag though, not a fan of ecru or oatmeal or whatever colour that is.

  15. marge says:

    she looks ok… I mean, she’s not the most beautiful woman out there, but what to me is painful to see, is how insecure she is… i’ve always gotten that vibe from her

  16. Eleonor says:

    Did she always have that cheeks?

  17. TXCinderella says:

    Why is she wearing her trenchcoat as a dress? That just doesn’t look good. I do like the bag though. I wish she would stop that closed mouth smile, it looks like she just kissed someone’s butt.

  18. Betsy says:

    Renee annoys the heck out of me. Her mouth always looks like she is sucking lemons. Love the clothes, though.

  19. NayNay says:


  20. candy says:

    She looks happy and in control, finally. I hope she has the smarts to stay away from Copper. It is suspicious that they are both in Italy at the same time

  21. Wendy City says:

    Im sure she didn’t have to pay to go. Who would turn down a free trip to Milan in a luxury hotel with thousands of $$$ worth of free clothes, shoes and bags thrown in. She is getting all that just to stand there and take pictures…please.

  22. dorothy says:

    Very smart, very elegant…I love it.

  23. Lauren says:

    This is the best she has looked in a long time. Renee leave your face are naturally pretty.

  24. Turquoise Blue says:

    Very cute coat and her legs look amazing. The bag supposedly retails for EUR299 – anyone know how much that is in American dollars?

  25. Solveig says:

    She looks great, and I don’t even like her features (especially her lips and chubby cheeks). Her make-up is perfect, the hair too, and the dress is nice.
    And I don’t think the two met.


    @Turquoise Blue, it’s 430 US dollars circa.

  26. lolalola says:

    I love Renee but wow, she’s always scary skinny.

  27. lilibet1 says:

    Dress/coat fine on it’s own but with the huge hobo bag it looks like she should be carrying an umbrella and going out shopping!

  28. Deven says:

    Yeah…I wanna know too. WTF does she have in her cheeks??

  29. Newbie says:

    Love the coat and the bag, but I’ll take it without a dose of Zellweger. She looks terrible lately. Perhaps she really IS bent out of shape over the whole Bradley Cooper thing?

  30. Someone Else says:

    @ Monica –

    Y’know? I’m still recovering from the shock of thinking, “Wow, she looks really good”.

  31. arock says:

    she looks good. i think the make up is fine, understated and fitting. the bright red with the nude shoes is a great look.

    however…what is with that face?

  32. Selena Castle says:

    What’s with the cats bum mouth on this girl? Smile for heavens sake! She looks as though she has a lemon stuck somewhere it shouldn’t be.

  33. Fire says:

    Oh man! I think she looks GREAT here. A little shiny, but super cute and less “grisly” but that could be that she has a lot covered up up top. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her with a full-on teethy smile though. *gonna google that shit*

    I find it very curious though that they are both in Italy at the same time, especially since you say this is a “C-list” event. But, then again, if it were me, I would go to Italy for the opening of a window. It’s a lovely country!

  34. Hakura says:

    @Hautie“Oh what a pair of sheer hose would have done for her bony legs. Or maybe a slight tan. Her legs just look harsh.”

    My thoughts exactly. She doesn’t have bad legs, but they need some sort of ‘filter’ to hide unflattering shadows/muscle shape. Her coat is cute, but that ‘scrunch-face’ routine is so old. It was never cute to begin with. (Reminds me of the Family Guy joke with her at a picnic as an ‘ant eater’.)

  35. Fire says:

    um….here are some pics.

    maybe it’s good that she keeps her mouth closed.

    on a positive “yay women!” note – scroll down and look at how fab she looks in that one-shoulder red dress!

  36. Lynda says:

    For a while her face was looking real good and relaxed, but i guess now that she isn’t getting any you-know, it’s back to scrunched up.

  37. LadyBert62 says:

    Chipmunk cheeks and duck pucker lips! I am not a big fan of red so dont really like the coat.

  38. Macheath says:

    Looks like someone fed Gristle Jr some lemons right before she took the pics.

    The jacket is really cute.

  39. bagladey says:

    The coat and bag are great, Renee looks good and I think her makeup looks really good.

  40. Caz says:

    She looks great – like what she’s wearing and her make up & hair is nice too. Yes, the pout and the look over the shoulder is a bit much. A genuine smile would be good…that goes for Posh Spice too.

  41. Sumodo1 says:

    She’s storing nuts for the winter.

  42. Cat says:

    I love her! I’d really like for her to eat a burger though…

  43. curmudgeon says:

    Aw poor Renee. I like this woman. She needs some powder though. She’s reeelly shiny. I think the coat is cute.

  44. wunderkindt says:

    She rocks the look!

    But her legs??? Not so great. Those are some old looking sticks.

  45. jemshoes says:

    RZ has a lovely, sweetheart face but she starves herself and looks haggard and gristly … and it detracts from her natural loveliness. And, as in photos like these, sometimes I can’t see past the body abuse to see the dress. :(

  46. gee_gee says:

    Look, I like Renee. I just want her to un-purse…something. Everything she has is pursed. Unclench, woman!

  47. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Odd to wear a rain mac to a red carpet event, but actually she pulls it off, maybe the only person who can.

    Tho she is far too skinny again, think of your bones and old age Renee!

  48. Confuzzle says:

    It’s rumoured she’s actually sleeping with Beard Cooper’s mommy. Was she there with her?

  49. Photo JoJo says:

    SOOOOO not a fan, but she looks good. It’s a good color for her and the cut is nice on her.

  50. Andie says:

    She looks cute..think she’s done her own makeup, but not too bad a job. My husband can’t stand her, but I rate her as an actress.

  51. sandy says:

    she actually looks really good here, loving everything except that blow fish look.

  52. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Hmm, it’s cute, I’m not big on coat dresses but that isn’t bad. Her face still looks jacked in my opinion … too shiney but the makeup is nice … I don’t know why she messed with herself I thought she was so cute in Bridget Jones.

  53. Anti-icon says:

    Cute. She has awesome legs. She’s looking much better than I’ve seen in donkey years!

  54. Ashley says:

    What she does with her lips make me vomit,,,she has a great body and I TOTTAL LOVE all Bridget Jones moview but she should stop it with the lips already

  55. Siren6 says:

    She rarely gets good makeup. She’s always greasy or the colors are totally wrong for her. I totally don’t get it.

  56. april says:

    She looks very French. Love the look.

  57. Daniella says:

    Oh, that coat is just gorgeous and I WANT one! He make-up is dewy, minimal and lovely IMHO.

  58. Hakura says:

    I do think she looks good… it’s just the weird ‘squinty’ thing she does with her face that distracts me so badly.

    @Fire – She does look *kick ass* in that red one shoulder dress. Those other pictures are unfortunate, though. xD

  59. TeeTee says:

    love the outfit, its the hair that is always sooo drab..

    she’s boring to me.

  60. I Choose Me says:

    Sincere lol at gee gee’s comment.

  61. Kosmos says:

    Okay, I think Renee is okay, has great legs, but why oh why is she always “pursing” her lips while smiling? It’s becoming too strange. Does smiling make her look unflattering, for instance? I can’t remember when I saw her in a photograph without the pursed lips.

  62. Elj says:

    Why can’t this woman ever open her mouth? She always looks like she’s sucking a lemon.

  63. Darlene says:

    @Rita & @Celena & @Elj – My theory on her smile (or lack thereof) is that when she REALLY smiles with her teeth, her eyes TOTALLY disappear. I think she puckers to still have eyes. Her online nickname on many sites is “Squinty”. :)

    Her teeth look great when she does smile.

  64. Amityvillelives says:

    How come she always does that ‘thing’ with her mouth? It is absolutely REPULSIVE! I don’t understand, surely SOMEONE has picked up on this?!?? After all this time, how come its gone un-noticed? Doesn’t she have a pr person to tell her “for effs sake, STOP pulling *that* mouth expression”? Wtf is wrong with her and her people?

  65. Bailey says:

    love the color of the coat

  66. Jayna says:

    Very cute and stylish.

    Did she get cheek implants? It’s hard to tell. She’s always had high cheekbones, but with all these women getting cheek implants nowdays, I think anyone with prominent cheekbones has gotten them. LOL

    I loved her in that movie with Meryl Streep, the career-driven daughter that resents coming home to take care of her cancer-stricken mother. Great movie and great acting by her — and Meryl. What a tear-jearker.